Kimberley Scutt

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When she isn’t travelling, Kimberly Scutt loves to be with people who are. That is why she runs a small bed and breakfast in Southern Ontario, and is a superhost on Airbnb.

Kimberly lives with her husband, two boys, dog and parrot. She loves to cook, garden, plan special events and share a laugh with friends, family and everyone in between.

When not travelling or hosting, Kimberly spends her time writing.

Lola Answers Questions about Her Summer Trip to Africa

1. Where did you go in Africa? I went to Morocco, South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Kenya, and Tanzania. 2. Do I need to get inoculated before I go? Absolutely. Check out Do I Really Need to get Vaccinated? for more information. 3. How do you choose a good tour company? First, research what you want to see. I began with Trip Advisor, read reviews, then emailed my choices for quotes. I asked lots of questions and eventually narrowed it down to 3. 4. What type of clothing should I take on safari? Take clothes that are easy to wash and dry quickly. Choose earth tones; no whites or bright colours since they make you stand out. Don’t take camouflage clothing that can be confused for military uniforms or dark colours such as black or dark blue because they attract Tsetse flies. Think casual, comfortable and easy to layer; t-shirts,…

Ingredients for a Successful Group Vacation

When approached with the right attitude and planned properly, travelling with friends and family is one of life’s most enjoyable experiences. Here are some tried and true tips to turn your group vacations into some of your best memories ever. 1. Communicate Early Address the five “W”s plus “how.” Who is going? A group of people may decide they want to travel together. Or, one person may invite others to join in on a holiday, such as my recent birthday celebration in Tuscany. Make sure all travellers know who is interested in going before they make a commitment. Where to go? So many choices, so little time. What does everyone want to do on the vacation? What are their expectations? Why do they want to go? Find out your companions’ priorities—do they hope to spend time with friends, see the sights or just get away from it all? When…