Friday, October 13, 2017

Cuba, Carribbean Largest Island

The largest and most popular island in the Caribbean Sea is Cuba. It consists of the Atlantic Ocean to the north and the Caribbean Sea to the south. The shape of this island is like an alligator. Half of Cuba’s territory is made up of forested mountains. Cuba is an island with vibrant art, soul-stirring music and villages cloaked in colonial charm. Cuba is famous for music that has influenced the other musicians worldwide. It is a home to nine UNESCO world heritage sites and a population as warm and scintillating as its tropical climate and colorful arts. The capital of Cuba is Havana. Cuba main religion is Catholicism.

What draws people to the Caribbean island of Cuba is much more than beaches and sun. The country can be visited in any season. This is a safe country to travel alone as a single woman or even with children.

Things to do in Cuba:

SMOKE A CUBAN CIGAR: Cuban cigar is that kind which one must never miss. It is a must to smoke a real Cuban cigar. But the best Cuban cigars come from the tobacco farms grown in the Valle de Vinales.

HAVANA TOUR: Ride in a CLASSIC Car, remove photos and enjoy an hour of HAVANA city tour. Whenever you end up travelling in Cuba a ride in an old classic car is a must. Picture rolling through Havana in a restores cabriolet, wind in your hair as you listen to classic salsa on the radio.

Salsa still runs through the veins of every Cuban. Salsa moves seems as if they are walking naturally. The dance culture in Cuba is all about doing it together. For a crash course hang out during salsa night at the outdoor club 1830 and fall into the step with a local.

See live music everywhere in Cuba. Visit the famous club La Zorra, Y El Cuervo or just stop at the association of Cuban writers and artist and you might find a Grammy winner on the sax. Apart from jazz there is also amazing son music, trova, danzon and much more. Havana brims with Cuba’s best nightlife, which hinges on music and dancing. Bars and clubs are plenty. Kick off the night with a daiquiri.

Watch the sunset from EL Morro: it is a 16th century fortress that was also used as a prison for many years. Now it is an excellent vantage point where you can catch beautiful Atlantic sunsets. Every night at 9 p.m. a ceremonial canon is fired from the fortress walls.

Enjoy Cuban rum: rum is cheap and easy to find in Cuba. But some take back home or relax on a palm tree lined beach sipping a mojito in the sun.

Many entrepreneurs are focusing on street food. Try pork hamburgers, fruit milkshakes and coconut pies to name a few.

BARACOA is a little known slice of paradise in Cuba. It is the oldest city in the country this town has a secluded black sand beach, peaceful streams, crashing waterfalls to explore and bathe in, and lush forest. Many visitors come to hike YUNQUE a mountain famous for its flat top that offer incredible view of the sea.

Varadero is Cuba’s most illustrious resort town and with over 3000 miles of coastline, you can have your pick of beach spot, from bustling locals near Havana to hidden gems on the islands less frequented stretches. Its magnificent white sand beaches draw visitors from around the world. The beaches near Havana are a more affordable day trip as are the beaches in the provinces. Varadero is like Cuba’s south beach more of a destination.

Major hotels brands like Starwood are starting to set up shop in Cuba and mainstream cruise ship is setting sail. Casas particulares essentially Cuban B&Bs, are very economical and authentic way to experience local culture. You may be sharing common spaces with most of the families.

Though traveling to Cuba is really challenging. The country’s favorable climate, captivating history, beautiful beaches, swinging salsa rhythms and ubiquitous mojitos are fair compensation indeed.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Most Dangerous Cruise Port In The World

Roatan
There are so many who want to unwind and have a good time, one best way are by taking a cruise. Those with long vacation may use cruise ship so that they have a long experience journeying on water. The destination of a person should not be based on what they want, but more of how safe is the destinations.

There’s a quote “A SHIP IN THE HARBOUR IS SAFE” But that’s not true. Sometimes a ship in a harbour isn’t safe and neither its passengers. There are cruise ports around the world which are dangerous, especially sometimes they get robbed, hurt, kidnapped or killed. There are lot of criminal activities going on at different countries. It is therefore good to be caution when choosing the following cruise ports.

So how can you judge which ports to avoid and to be cautious about?


ROATAN HONDURAS: this island looks like a Caribbean paradise. It is surrounded by crystalline waters that make for world class beach and scuba experiences. But this country Honduras has not been able to get its rate of violent crime under control. Many cruise lines like passenger of carnival cruise were held at a gun point. Norwegian cruise line crew member was shot and killed during a robbery.

How to stay safe in Roatan: Never travel alone, avoid lonely places including beaches. Book your tours directly through your cruise lines. Keep travel plans private. Stay away from coxen hole after dark. Don’t display your valuable, jewellery and cash.

MINDANAO PHILIPPINES: The SULU SEA is quickly becoming notorious. Terrorist and criminal organisation has begun to target tourist foreigners by kidnapping. There the state departments has warned to avoid non-essential travel to the Sulu Archipelago and especially to the island of MINDANAO, which draws tourist who are interested in seeing lush scenery, stunning waterfalls and emerald forests. Ports like Zamboanga and Dipolog also attract ISIS and related insurgent groups who kidnap foreigners and civilians for ransom.

How to stay safe in MINDANAO: Avoid going in the small boats through this area. Travel in groups with reputed tour companies. Plan shore excursion and keep an eye all the time.

ADEN, YEMEN: the Gulf of Aden has floated cruises operated by COSTA and Silversea. It is one of the worst places for piracy. The waters off the coast of Somalia are dangerous enough that cruise ships turn off their GPS broadcast and exterior lights when sailing that area.

MEXICO always tries to ensure that the tourists are safe. Still too there are high crime rates that endanger lives, such as homicides, assaults and robberies.

INDONESIA has ports where piracy activities take place. Jakarta is one of the places that you should be careful of.

TURKEY is one of the unsafe places to take a cruise, because of the terror attack. The companies offering cruise service fear to dock at Turkey port. Many of the ship reroute their ship and go to some other ports. The civilians will make you feel very comfortable and appreciated with their hospitality, even so, with the threat of terror and suicide bombing concerns; it won’t be a great choice.

PORT HARCOURT: This port is located in Nigeria on the African continent. It is a most dangerous port for cruise ships to make a stop at. It is known for kidnapping of foreigners and tourist by the terrorist group BOKO HARAM who has been kidnapping young girls and women.

MARGARITA ISLAND: It is the most dangerous cruise port which is located especially for drugs and human and drug trafficking. Some tourists are also attacked on the cruise that stops at this port. This is all done because of the poor economy in the Venezuela making this port very dangerous for cruise.

The places mentioned above are good destination for holidays, but the crime rates and some diseases outbreaks make this place very unpleasant and unsecure to be at. But if some protection is taken by the government along with the port authorities, then these ports will turn into peaceful places for people to go and have their holidays.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Do You Shop To Travel Or Travel To Shop

duty free shop Zadar Airport
Some traveler gets to know a place through its museums and monuments, others through its scenic landscapes or traditional cuisine. But for shopaholic, who loves to shop there no ways to experience a place by mingling with merchants in a bazaar, going through the handcrafted wares of local artisans or sampling in the first place.

Shopping in a city can be designer at the posh boutique in town. For many travellers shopping isn’t just a thing you do at the hotel gift shop when you’ve forgotten your toothbrush. It’s the entire reason they have got on a plane fun; it’s as great way to collect souvenirs, or to pick up designers items where you can’t get in your hometown. Sometimes you purchase comfortable shoes from a different country, every time you wear it that reminds you of your travels.

From a shopper’s perspective frequent traveling can be crippling. It can get worse in the holiday season where Christmas dominates many people’s calendar. Instead of buying things in the city a better shopping trip can be very useful.

There are two types of shoppers: one is that some people prefer to shop just because they want to travel and visit many places simultaneously and the other one is that he or she prefer to travel only because of shopping. They are not interested in visiting places.

Some cities have better shopping options than others. Tourists are asked to rate on travel experience around the world and share their opinions on the top cities, islands, cruise lines, spas, airlines and more. But most of them have rated cities for a number of qualities, including shopping. U.S is their favourite place where they’re most excited to crack open their wallet. London and Paris reign as fashion capitals but network beat them both coming in at the best city in the world for shopping.

A mall is something where you can entertain yourself with shopping and also enjoy your whole day by dining, watching a movie or play games.

To find out which cities around the world can give your money worth when it comes to shopping.

In that case we can judge cities like:

How do we get around the city during your shopping? Is there a public transportation, affordability and availability of cabs, transport time?

Can we bargain during the sale season?

Found out the number of available brands, range of shopping categories, quantity of upscale shops, department stores, boutique and vintage retailers and market stalls.

Some of the best destinations for shopping are:

MADRID is the best city in Spain to go shopping. Places like LAS ROSAS, GRAN VIA AND SOL, PRINICIPE PIO, ORTEGA Y GASSET, FUENCARRAL AND HORTALEZA, XANADU FAMOUSE SKI RESORT LONG WITH SHOPPING MALL, FLEA MARKETM AT EL RASTRO and CUESTA DE MOYANO BOOK MARKET ETC are very famous.

ISTANBUL TURKEY: Shopping in Turkey is great with open air market covered Turkish bazaar and chic boutiques everywhere. Things likes Alabaster stone, Antiques Apparel, brass and copper, carpets, ceramics, jewellery, kilims is a woven mat, leather Apparel, silk, wood inlaid are famous.

SINGAPORE: if you are a shopping lover, you should come to Singapore at least once in your life, it is one of the most vibrant shopping hubs in Asia. Singapore is a fashion paradise for millions of tourist, who come not only for sightseeing, but also to get the most fashionable items. It not only offers branded products but also product which are based on low budget, so shoppers can find desired items that suit their needs, tastes and wallets in fact. These are few shopping places, where one can purchase goods at a reasonable price like MUSTAFA CENTRE, BUGIS STREET, LUCKY PLAZA, FAR EAST PLAZA, CITY PLAZA, ANCHOR POINT CENTRE and much more.

NEW YORK CITY: New York  is one of the most popular cities in the world. It has something to offer for everyone. From famous department stores in Midtown Manhattan to small farmers markets in Brooklynn. This city offers products to fit every lifestyle.

There are still many more places where one can shop.

Shopping actually make you happy. Treating yourself to something nice at the shops apparently has a lasting positive impact on mood.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Know What To Wear on a Plane and More Important What Not to Wear While Traveling

travel outfit
The day you think about going for a holiday or a business trip, take a moment to look around the airport as you prepare for the flight, you’ll see fellow travelers rocking their personal style, whether it is comfortable sweats or maxi dresses.

Travel now days are uncomfortable enough, with long line at the TSA, ever narrow seats and the whole packed like sardines. The rules of in-flight fashions are different from those on the ground. When you’re sitting for hours in a metal tube flying 35000 feet in the air, wear an outfit that keeps you cozy and relaxed and you’ll likely appear to be comfortable than the traveller struggling with heavy bags in four inch stilettos .To look and feel your best while jet-setting avoid the following in flight fashions. Follow some jet-setting don’ts we should all be aware of. If it is your international flight then you should be extra careful as you’ll have to travel in a long haul flight lasting through the night and crossing continents alone with climate and time zones. In this hectic travel, comfort comes first when considering the type of cloth to wear to board the flight.

Before choosing your travel outfits, think how long you are going to travel. Don’t forget the airplane bathrooms. Make sure to avoid any outfits that will be too complicated to get off and on in those teeny tiny rooms. JUMPSUIT is difficult to remove in teeny bathrooms. Avoid short skits ort dresses anything low cut. Try not to wear anything expensive on the flight because whenever there is turbulence and elbow to elbow seat mates, any spill on your clothing is going to be disappointing, .so leave it home or pack it.

CONTACT LENS avoid wearing a contact lens in a plane as the air in plane cabins is so dry that your eyes dry out in the arid cabin. Instead bring a pair of glasses to change into.

Avoid using strong smelling perfumes, colognes, body sprays and so on. Some passengers may suffer allergic reactions to synthetic fragrances. So once you land your destination you can spray yourself.

Never wear flip flop on a plane if packing for a summer vacation. They are too flimsy for a full day travel. Airplane sometimes gets too hot and that means sweating. It is incredibly embarrassing to smell your feet. Avoid wearing high heels. It can ditch you any moment on the slippery floor at the airport and also hamper your balance in the flight. During turbulence; you’ll either fall on someone’s lap or injure your ankle badly.

Avoid wearing jewelleries on the plane. Accessories like earrings with screws, belts, boots and jackets with metal studs and even shoes that have lot of laces, straps, zips or buttons not only look jazzy but can also create trouble for you during security check in. You’ll unnecessarily have to be detained for the metals on your body.

The key to traveling with style is to be comfortable and classy. Next time before dressing up for the trip, do remember these tips. Even you can share these tips with your friends for goodwill.






Sunday, October 1, 2017

The Ultimate Southern Bucket List

Most bucket lists feature exotic international locations, West coast national park or north-eastern metropolises, but the often forgotten southern states have just as much to offer . From natural wonders to bustling cities, explore the best of the south in this strictly southern bucket list where you should see, do, cook, read and drink at least once.

Whenever thinking of spending some time with your family, the south is one of the best places to live during your months off. Here are some essential ideas to add to your bucket list to experience different entertainment and places.

Experience New Orleans nightlife: New Orleans is a city defined and shaped by waterways. It is known as the CRESCENT CITY because of its quarter-moon shape, if you want to make a night out of listening to traditional jazz music in a comfortable atmosphere while sipping a drink. Snug harbour located on Frenchmen Street is the place for you.

DRIVE THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY: With killer hiking and unbelievable views the Blue Ridgepathway in Asheville has to offer, from North Carolina take a road trips to the next level. If you are looking for a cute southern date idea this could be one of the most unexpectedly romantic ones.

HOST a BONFIRE: Is there anything better than a night spent outside with friends around a bonfire? Snack on some more and catch up with hot besties. And see if you can host one on the beach.

Spend your night in the open under a beautiful blanket of stars. Summers in the south make for a perfect camping weather; even if you just plan to get a few friends together and sleep in the backyard. And just enjoy the lovely open weather.

Try hang-gliding at Jockey’s ridge in Nag’s Head on the outer banks area of North Carolina.

Raft in Olympic glory down the Ocoee River in South East Tennessee.

Swim across the Mississippi River.

Take an Adventurous white water rafting trip down West Virginia’s Gauley River.

Hike the Appalachian Trail.

Compete in the Texas Water Safari the world’s toughest canoe race.

Stroll along the Alamo plaza on a moonlit night or the walk down the river as the sun rises in San Antonia, TX.

Experience Washington D.C. in its element on the 4th of July. Watch fireworks, hear speeches, witness parades and feel the Patriotism.

Catch the iconic southern sunset.

During the heat of the day at Padre Island, take a break and watch a release of youth Ridley’s Sea Turtles- the rarest sea turtles in the world.

Every southern New Yorker's needs a bit of adventure this summer, there are some unique ideas that will keep your summer busy entertaining and adventurous.

To keep your palate watering try out Rocky’s deli, known for their delicious and unique sandwiches and their 24 hrs service is really good.

I Fly: if you ever wanted to go sky diving but never had the courage to do so. This is for you this sky diving simulator is nothing like you’ve ever experienced.

Dinner Cruise: Treat yourself to a dinner cruise around the Hudson River in New York City with great food and beautiful view.

So start planning your bucket list, which will keep you at ease and help you to move about your destination easily.