How to save money while going on holiday

When going on holiday, one of the biggest considerations that most people(yes, even rich people) think about is the cost. That is the smart thing to do for those who follow the mantra, ‘failing to plan is planning to fail’.

Some of those ways are below;


If you are booking at the last minute, bargain – especially when dealing with tour operators, travel agents and hotels as an empty room has no benefit for a businessman.

Pick your times

Go on holiday during the off-season when the prices are normally cheaper among operators.


Use price-comparison websites – with care

Price comparison websites seemingly offer nothing but benefits to consumers looking for the best rates on car hire, travel insurance and package holidays

Avoid unnecessary frills

There are some things that are considered extras on flights that are totally unnecessary, like priority boarding.

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Weigh and measure your luggage

Be absolutely sure that you are below the size and weight restrictions imposed by the airline before you leave for the airport or you will be penalised.


Travel overnight

Traveling at night can save you the cost of a hotel, especially if you use the SGR.

Arrange your own excursions

Going sight-seeing while a bit risky is cheaper and much more fun as one gets to explore.


Plan your sightseeing geographically and you can save on all your bus, tube and taxi fares by just walking.

Don’t open the minibar

The drinks in the hotel mini-bar are normally very prohibitive cost-wise.


Drink free water

This is for those who have strong constitutions. Bottled water is becoming more and more expensive while the variance between it and tap water is very minimal if at all.

Take the basics

Take enough basic provisions to cover everyday needs so that you don’t have to buy expensive versions locally. Items often dearer than at home include salt, pepper, tea bags, washing powder, dishwasher tablets and bin bags.

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5 bucket list worthy places President Uhuru can visit while in Canada

President Uhuru Kenyatta left the country last night (Sunday) for Canada to attend a three-day global conference which will focus on addressing gender equality and well being of women.

Uhuru was invited to attend the conference by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

He is scheduled to give a keynote addresses at several of the sessions during the meeting on gender equality issues.

Uhuru will also hold talks with the Canadian PM on the sidelines of the global conference.

When he does get spare time, here are places President Uhuru can tour briefly and represent Kenya well.

Banff National Park, Butchart Gardens, West Edmonton Mall, Hopewell Rocks, and Niagara Falls are some places you can consider visiting in Canada.

1. Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls With Rainbow in Canada

If there is one destination you’d find in every ‘best places to visit in Canada during summers’ list, it is the Niagara Falls. Built along the spellbinding waterfalls by the same name, this famous city is an ideal place to explore if you’re looking for a magical experience.
Have a great time enjoying the views and clicking pictures of the cascading falls.
Things To Do:

  • Witness the gorgeous waterfalls
  • Get your game on at the Niagara Fallsview Casino Resort
  • Spend time at the MarineLand

2. Quebec City

Romantic places to visit in Canada

Renowned as North America’s oldest walled city, this is amongst those Canada tourist places, which you must visit with your partner if magic, romance, and all things french is what tickles your fancy the most. Have an amazing time with your partner in the magical Quebec city.

Things To Do:

  • Visit the historic attractions like The Citadel
  • Relax at the BattleFields Park
  • Walk along the scenic Terrasse Dufferin

Location: Québec, Canada

3. Stanley Park

famous parks to visit in vancouver canada

Vancouver is one of the most famous French cities in Canada which is a popular destination among travelers. If the red-orange colored trees shown in movies have always tickled your fancy, Stanley Park is one place you have to visit in Canada. The red cedar and Douglas fir trees around with a gorgeous view of the city would not only leave you spellbound but also make you fall for nature again. Do visit the park on your next Canadian vacation.

Things To Do:

  • Walk through the majestic cedars and firs
  • Indulge in biking or rollerblading
  • Take a ride in the Miniature Train

Timings: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM every day

Location: Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4, Canada

4. Butchart Gardens

Popular gardens to visit in Canada

Of all the top tourist attractions in Canada, Butchart Gardens is the best place to explore with a camera in hand. With an enchanting display of flowers around, fun boat tours, night illuminations & more, there’s a lot to see and do here that will make your holiday vibrant! Ready to capture some Instagram worthy pictures?

Things To Do:

  • Capture the gorgeous flowers around
  • Witness the fireworks show designed by Disney
  • Indulge in ice skating

Timings: 8:45 AM to 10:00 PM

Location: 800 Benvenuto Ave, Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1J8, Canada

5. CN Tower, Toronto

famous places to visit in Canada

Looking for the best places to visit in Toronto, Canada? Touching and beautifying the Toronto skyline, CN Tower is will be the perfect destination for you. Be it dining at the 360 Restaurant, indulging in edge walking on the glass outside, or just admiring the views of the city from the top, this iconic landmark is the most apt place to visit. Do add it to your amazing list of places to visit in Canada.

Things To Do:

  • Indulge in the world’s highest ‘hands-free’ walk
  • Eat at the award winning 360 Restaurant
  • Capture the beauty of Toronto from the top of the tower

Timings: 8:30 AM to 10:30 PM

Location: 301 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2T6, Canada


Best hotels in Kisii to spend time this Madaraka holiday

There are some highly recommended hotels in Kisii where you can chill with your family this Madaraka holiday and have best memories.

Magharibi hotel

The hotel has all sort of rooms to choose from, and if by bad luck you spill something on an outfit you wanted to wear, they offer laundry services.

An added plus is meeting or conference rooms. Have a pet you love, Carry it along Magharibi Garden Hotel, Kisii, Hotel Entrance

New Zonic hotel

 There’s free wife for phone addicts who can’t tear themselves away from their device.

And just like above, travellers have access to laundry, parking and tour guide services.

They also offer free bottled water and they prepare all kinds of meals that you may need.

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Dan’s hotel

This is a three star hotel that has got all you need this holiday. They prepare both traditional and international meals as ordered.

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They also have tour guides to guide you around the place.

Dan's Hotel, Kisii, Standard Double Room, Guest Room

Hotel Le Premier

It has got 24 hours storage facilities, laundry facilities and also fitness facilities for those people who love working out.

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They also have an outdoor pool and a picnic area where you can take a walk and relax observing the environment.

Hôtel Le Premier, Kisii, Exterior detail


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