Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Best Scenic Drives in U.S.

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Previously we had a list of most unique roads of the world, but now to add to that we can elaborate more about the most beautiful drives as well. A road trip is nothing without roads. There is a saying BEAUTY IS IN THE EYES OF THE BEHOLDER. Some of them are coastline roads with a view of the ocean others are mountain passes with countless curves. These roads aren’t just a road to something beautiful they are jaw dropping on their own. Most of all they offer a wonderful experience.

While driving around the HAWAII BELT, you come in contact with lush jungles, farmlands, active lava flow, snow-white beaches, mountains and valleys. This HAWAII BELT is also called as HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. The complete route around this island is about 300 miles long; people thinking to enjoy this drive should split the journey across several days in order to enjoy the local scenery attraction.

US highway
THE FINGER LAKES are a chain of lakes linked together it is shaped like fingers. It consists of 11 lakes CANADAIGUA,KEUKA,SENECA,CAYUGA,SKANEATELES,OWASCO,OTISCO,HONEOYE,CAMADICE,HEMLOCK AD CONESUS.

It is formed by glaciers; the lake shores are dotted with bucolic farmland, quaint towns and hundreds of wineries. The drive is lovely any time of the year. Autumn trip is the best time to drive.

PACIFIC COAST HIGHWAY: This California route is one of the most scenic in the world. Hugging cliffs and coastlines, the pacific coast highway follows much than California coast. The road often takes hairpin turns with narrow shoulders and steep drop offs. The PCH also winds through wine country including Sonoma County.

If you’re looking for something really different try SEWARD HIGHWAY in Alaska. Seward Highway has three different routes. They are USDA forest service scenic byway, Alaska Scenic Byway and All American Road. In addition to gorgeous waterfalls and glaciers, tourist might see sheep’s eagles, moose and even beluga whales, the rest of the drive winds up down and around the wilds of Alaska. You can even stop off a place called Crow Creek Mine to pan for gold.

SAN JUAN SKYWAY COLORADO: The road to the sky provides views of the San Juan Mountains; quaint town’s adjacent to Native American Pueblo Ruins. The drive features steep cliffs, alpine forests, camp ground and plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. Mountain biking, hiking and skiing are popular pastimes in the surrounding area. In spring, waterfalls crash down the mountains as the snow melts from higher up.

HISTORIC COLUMBIA RIVER HIGHWAY OREGON: Along this incredible stretch of road that begins just east of Portland there is waterfall after waterfall like the La Tourell Falls, the Multnomah Falls. The road is particularly narrow and features beautiful foliage tunnels and trees dripping with moss. This drive is incredibly a green drive.

THEY DON’T CALL ITS AMERICA THE BEAUTIFUL FOR NOTHING. ROLL DOWN THE WINDOW AND FEAST YOUR EYES.

Monday, June 26, 2017

Five Wonderful Days in Barcelona!

 Barcelona

If you’re looking for a destination that has it all, Barcelona is the place for you. Not only does it have a great seaside right at the edge of the city (with metro stops right in front of it too), but with the delicious food, culture, history, and city in itself, Barcelona is a holiday that will leave you feeling relaxed and enriched. If you’re set on going but are still unsure on where to go, when, or how, here is an exemplary 5-day travelling plan that I would personally use, and take advantage of. Have fun andadios!

Day 1

With lots of sightseeing to be done in Barcelona, a smart way of coordinating your trip is to organize the first day by dedicating it to visiting and exploring the city’s historic background. Barcelona can vouch for many different landmarks, and also shows you how important architecture can be! Using a site like Musement.com to snap up some skip the line tickets for possibly the most famous landmark in Barcelona- the Sagrada Familia,will allow you toavoid spending a large chunk of your holiday time in line. Also, keep in mind that the weather is unpredictable, so a small backpack with all the necessities is the way to go. Perhaps on day one you should focus more on visiting the sites and less finding places to eat- so why not visit a local supermarket to buy some food you can eat as you go and keep in your knapsack. After the Sagrada Familia there are many sites you can squeeze into your first day- Casa Batllò (another of Gaudi’s masterpieces) is just one of them!

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Day 2 

An important reminder for your second day plan- which in reality will be present throughout your whole trip- is food, food, and food. As Barcelona is in Spain, there are a few unspoken rules that relate to the meals you should know; rules that mainly involve the times one usually eats at. In fact, to make things easier just add about 2 hours to the normal time you would have lunch or dinner at back home, and you’ll be dining with the locals during your Barcelona residency. Also, don’t forget that Thursday is paella day, so you should definitely take advantage of the dish’s notoriety and taste the delicious rice on that day! Barcelona is the capital city of Catalonia, meaning you will find specific Catalan dishes here that you might not find in other areas of Spain. Be sure to try some of the traditional tapas, and of course Crema Catalan for dessert! After a long day on your feet visiting historical sites on your first day, day two might be the right time to sit on a café and people watch with some delicious local dishes to fill you up.

Day 3

With the seaside right there, and only a few public transport stops away, it would be a shame if you didn’t at least take a stroll near the water. With the promenade being so beautiful, and adorned by little cafès, restaurants, and clubs, you will definitely find that place you’ll talk about non-stop when you’re back home. As a day three plan, letting yourself relax at the beach is a smart way of catching your breath after all the different adventures you’ve been having so far. Also, keep in mind that the beach is one of the main party centrals in Barcelona, and that there are clubs right on the beach for you to dance at! If you go during peak times the beach will be very busy- isolated paradise it is not… however, getting some sea air, and dipping your toes in the waves will give you a really nice experience away from the hustle and bustle of the small city streets. There are a number of beaches to choose from depending on how far you want to travel from the city centre.

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Day 4

One of the most fun and entertaining activities for you on the fourth day, is taking a stroll down the Ramblas! LaRambla is one of the most central streets in the Spanish city, where you will find many shops, cafés, and lots of living statues! Lined by trees and benches, the Rambla is a stroll that will lead you from Plaça de Catalunya all the way to the Christopher Columbus Monument found in Barcelona’s port. You may find the crowds a little overwhelming, so I would advice walking through the street and stopping to take a look at the different items on offer there, but finding a slightly more secluded spot to eat or do your main souvenir shopping.

Day 5

If you’re into football- or have a travelling companion that is- visiting FC Barcelona’s stadium is a definite must. Camp Nou, meaning “New Camp” was finished in 1957, and can hold up to more than 90,000 people. With a bus that will take you there from the city centre, or even by train, the stadium is not far from the city and is definitely worth a visit if you want to see something a little more modern, which holds great importance to the locals of Barcelona.

In Barcelona you can find things to do for a much longer trip, but you can also enjoy a long weekend, it just takes a bit of preplanning, there is so much to see do and eat you can never be bored there and may find yourself checking the prices of flights for a return trip sooner than you expected!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Travel Insurance and Its Myths

Traveling includes a lot of essentials, including an insurance. Wherever one travels to, along with their passport, tickets and other essentials, a travel insurance should be a must carry. Today people get insured for everything, from health to their vehicles. So why not for their travelogue too?
 
What it really is!

Travel insurance ensures that due to the inconvenience of cancelling a travel plan or returning early, ending a vacation midway won't be heavy on the pocket. It is like an emergency care which helps a person if an out of the blue scenario comes up while traveling. Whether that is a business or a personal trip. Supposedly losing baggage, missing flight due to an emergency at work or on the personal front, falling unwell to various other conditions, travel insurance looks after it all. An insurance is cheap to get and reimburses an individual based on the trip or loss.
   
Misconceptions involved:
 
Imagine a sudden demise in your family, which makes it mandatory for you to pause your vacation midway and fly back home. Flight tickets, pre-bookings -everything becomes a headache. Everything gets insured under the same plan. Saves you from the expensive flight ticket as well as financial loss due to pre-bookings. People often confuse health or car insurance the same as travel insurance, and that is absolutely a myth. Health insurance does ensure a part of the health repercussion but not the entire travel emergency. Any health issue involving immediate assistance is usually paid by the individual and later reimbursed from the travel company. Immediate budget air tickets, missing a flight, breaking your hand before traveling with a valid reason, it is all covered by insurance companies. Of course, a foolish mistake like drunk driving won't be covered by companies, people are supposed to drive sober and travel sober. So logical and relevant emergencies are all covered by insurance companies.
 
Some people often pose doubts if their credit card would cover the loss, accredited card definitely covers but that too is a very small coverage of loss. Large scale loss is not covered by credit card companies unless one holds weightage. It is a little difficult to obtain an insurance for an elderly person since they are a little high risk, otherwise, it is an easy job to get an insurance for any other age group without any hassle.
 
Travel insurance thus should be must in one's travel plans and one will be able to experience the downscale in the loss they would experience due to an unexpected situation.
 
A very good suggestion for every individual who travels with a large family or even frequently, should get covered under a good insurance company and benefit from their various offers. It comes with a very minimal affordable price which saves one from a big hole in their pockets. A truly good idea to invest on and be responsible!

Useful Tips to Travel Switzerland on a Budget

It is known fact that a vacation or a visit for simple tourism purpose; is a good avenue of rejuvenation, both physically and mentally, which helps in getting back to regular routine life with full of energy. These days people are more and more go for an international vacation and most of the potential traveler prefers to visit Switzerland, as their favorite destination, for its ethnic and natural attractions. The very first thing that is come to any person, who intends to visit Switzerland; is the cost of travel including all relevant expenditures, such as; airfare, local transportation, boarding, food, taxes etc., which are the most important part of any vacation. Although travel in Europe is a bit expensive, there are various ways and means, which can be of great help for traveling in Switzerland, within a low-cost and specific budget. Some of the important tips, which may be helpful in maintaining a budget travel, are as follows:
  1. There are some of the most important measures, which can be taken for budget travel and avoiding the participation in many adventure sports or activities can help the person to get into the budget and saving money for other expenses.  
  2. In lieu of having costly and affluent boarding facility, one can go for the dormitory stay, which will lower the cost of accommodation to a great extent. The Couchsurfing is also regarded as one of the major ways to get the expenses at a lower level, which is nothing but the free staying for the traveler with local residents. To get this kind of a service, one has to do some hectic exercise to find the correct and willing host for the purpose. 
  3. Like any other place; the transportation in Switzerland is a major issue and the person concerned has to make a plan for the same to save money in this segment of travel. Sometimes it is found that the cost of the travel is more than the expenses incurred in the accommodation purposes. The intercity trains are a bit costly, therefore, the ride-share is a very good option for the budget travelers. There are some useful websites, which are providing information to get a ride share partner for a specific route or distance. This kind of ride-share is always a good option in cutting down the cost of train expenses, at the same time, there are some difficulties too; one should be prepared for ride cancels, which is a general phenomenon in this kind of traveling scopes. 
  4. It can be noted that the reward points, offered by some of the hotel chains or travel companies, are of great support for a traveler to get some sorts of financial relief, which is all helpful at a destination, where the cost of accommodation is too high. Therefore, racking up some useful hotel points before the trip could be good for the person to experience the beauty of these points at the right time and at the right place.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Paradise Of The Pacific: Hawaii Island

The sugary beaches, Technicolor coral reefs and volcanoes beckoning adventures spirits have made Hawaii become synonymous with paradise. Floating all by its self in the middle of the pacific, HAWAII proudly maintains its own distinct identity apart from the US mainland.

Hawaii is proud of its multicultural heritage. Our former US President Barack Obama was born in Honolulu on Oahu. Hawaiian island comprises of ancient Polynesians, European Explorers, American Missionaries and Asian plantation immigrants mix and mingle. Hawaii is comprised of a chain of 132 islands, but we usually think of only eight main islands.

Hawaii is home of the world’s most active volcano, the crater of Kilauea on Mauna Loa. Sunrises and sunsets are so spectacular that they’re cause for celebration all by themselves. If you are dreaming of swimming in crystal waterfall pools or lazing on golden sand beaches you can find here.

The Hawaii Islands truly are one of the world’s most unique destinations with an unsurpassed variety of experiences. Six islands offer six different experiences. From crystal blue waters to beautiful sandy beaches, from spectacular sunsets to erupting volcanoes, visitors visiting this place enjoy non-stop opportunities for fun and adventure. There are several heritages and historic sites you can tour, including Kealakekua Bay state Historical Park, where you can scuba, snorkel or Kayak.

HAWAII remains one of America most popular honeymoon destinations for its diversity and paradise setting. Some are the favorite spots:

THE BIG ISLAND HAWAII: This is the largest island. It has two international airports KONA and HILO. There are stunning sandy beaches, dramatic volcanic landscape, but two of the world’s different climatic zone which makes this island a constant surprise.

OAHU is the third largest island and is home to Honolulu, the capital of Hawaii and marvelous Waikiki beach where the sport of surfing originated. It is one of the longest sandy beaches. There is a list of watersport to keep visitors energetic and happy. There is also so much to do for the families and adults right from Hula shows, visit to the pineapple plantation, horse riding, water sports, shopping and night life. Its north shore hosts some of the world’s most prestigious surfing competition in winter and is a great place to take surfing lessons.

KAUAI’S THE ISLE OF DISCOVERY: It is one of the oldest islands in the Hawaiian chain. The filming of Jurassic Park was taken here. It has lush green landscape, dramatic canyons and awe inspiring waterfalls. It is easy to imagine dinosaurs feeling at home here. Other adventure like tubing along the historic water channels of Lihue , Zip lining high above the Kauai rainforest ,hiking in Kokee state Park or Waimea canyon or take a aerial tour of the island with Blue Hawaiian Helicopters.

HAWAII VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK: One can literally see the earth taking shape before your eyes as Kilauea Volcano the world’s most active volcano constantly produces lave that flows. After visiting the Kilauea Visitors center you can take the Crater Rim Drive Tour and see what the park has to offer.

MAUI is an island of romance and luxurious resort, rainfall and dramatic waterfalls. It offers both charm and adventure. Ka’anapali and Kapalua the beautiful white sand beaches were once the recreation grounds for Hawaiian royalty and are perfect for swimming, snorkels and sun bathing. Don’t miss out LAHAINA a historic whaling town with quaint shops, galleries and great nightlife. The fun never stops on MAUI you will be finding yourself longing for more hours in the day to explore the myriad of attraction here. This island is blessed with 30 wonderful beaches. Family adventure includes a ride on the 1890’s sugar cane train and a visit to the Maui Ocean Center. Keep watching the daily sunset cliff diving ceremony at the Ka’anapali Beach.

No holiday is complete without visiting the WAIMEA CANYON, one of the most outstanding natural gems on the archipelago .The canyon is referred as Grand Canyon of the pacific and stretches over 14 miles in length and reaches depths of up to 3600 feet. Energetic visitors can explore several scenic hiking trails.

LANIKAI BEACH has to be one of the most beautiful beaches anywhere in the world. Imagine a sandy palm fringed beach lapped by the azure tropical waters of the pacific.

You’ll find live music venue throughout Hawaii Island in restaurants, lounges and in the islands find hotels and resorts. This beach is almost wave less protected area perfect for family fun. The calm waters are also great for kayaking and you can paddle across to the offshore islands to explore secret coves and inlets.

Travel to the Hawaiian Island to enjoy white sand beaches, view volcanic lava flow, appreciate culture and tradition and relax in warm tropical settings.

Hawaii’s iconic destinations will give you a holiday to remember.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Things to Do in Bogota

The beating heart of Colombia is BOGOTA. It is a vibrant capital. It’s surrounded by chilly Andean peaks. Bogota is the capital and largest city of Colombia. It is a diverse and multicultural with a blend of modern and colonial architecture. There are many parks, mountains overlooking the sanctuaries of Monserrate and Guadalupe. Bogota is a city of contrast. Class differences are still very much apparent. It is one of the Latin America’s safer cities.

If you live in Bogota or plan to stay for a few days there are amazing day tips nearby for nature lovers or cultural enthusiastic people. Bogota is surrounded by Paramore, a unique ecosystem only found in a few Andean countries. It is a home to vibrant restaurants scene, world class museums, surprising wild nightlife. More than that Bogota’s is all about its people warm, charming, sophisticated and stylish habits.

Must see attractions are as follows:

Zona Rosa is not only famous for nightlife. The Zona Rosa Known as Pink Zone is the term used for every city major nightlife district. But it is anchored by shopping areas with international luxury brands. City is lined with sidewalks bistros. You’ll find boutique hotels and well-heeled locals piling into chic entertainment. Catering to upper middle class Colombians and tourist, the prices here tends to be higher than in other parts of the city. If you are clubbing you will find many option from mixes of western music and Colombian music to techno and electronic pop.

La Candelaria: The Street is lined up with Spanish colonial baroque and art deco architecture. it is an old town with casual stroll, museums and churches or a taste of the history. It is the first stop for visitors and especially for budget travellers staying in Bogota. Many of Bogota’s hostels are situated in La Candelaria.

Gold Museum: MUSEO Del Oro is the largest and best gold museum in Colombia. One can spend an hour or two wanderings its vast exhibits of pre-Hispanic gold the biggest in the world.it is not more than a few US dollars and also photography is allowed so you can share your discoveries with the world. The museums focus on the craftsmen and the spectacular crafted gold objects made by them. It is huge and a wonderful building housing plenty of rooms full with artefacts, gold, the local craftsman and interesting stories behind each creation.

Plaza de Bolivar is the center of government in Bogota. It features National Capitol building, Palace of Justice and cathedral of Bogota. On the square stands a statue of SIMON BOLIVAR. IT IS THE FIRST PUBLIC MONUMENT. There are row of restaurants serving traditional foods of Bogota. AJIACO is a favourite dish where one must try. It consists of thick soup of shredded chicken, potatoes and a chunk of corn on the cob. Cream, capes and avocado are also added.

Salt cathedral is situated in the town of Zipaquira a cathedral was carved within a salt mine. This unique landmark is an underground salt mine housed in huge caves and tunnels. Colourful lighting helps to brighten the interior.

Mount Monserrate overview is one of the best attractions in Bogota offering a cool chilly with green vegetation around. It is famous for its religious landmark the Monserrate church. This church promises positivism and optimism to the worshippers. The adventure lovers can go hiking, take a cable car or a train to go up the mountain or walk around the landscape witnessing the beautiful scenery.

Don’t miss out the food and restaurant for the Indians in Bogota .It is a home to many Indian restaurants, which are operating to impress the locals as well as Indian nationals. The major Indian restaurants are Taj Mahal, India Gourmet and Dhaba Indian Cuisine. Vegetarians can go to Quinan Y Aamaranto, Restaurant, la Esquina Vegetarians and Loto Azul Vegetariano.

The best month to visit Bogota is in the month of December, January, February and March which has a pleasant climate bringing in fresh and cool breeze enhancing the beauty of the city.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Corozal Town, Belize

The milky green blue shade of water especially in the rainy seasons can be seen only on the Bay of CARRIBBEAN SEA in the town of COROZAL. It is a sleepy seaside town. This place is the northernmost town in Belize. Vacationing in Belize is relaxing and soothing. It is physically and mentally stimulating. The best time to visit Belize is in November. September is also a great time to be in this place. Its tourism off season means cheaper prices on accommodation /tours. The most important date is September 21st it is Belize Independence day but there are many festivities throughout the country for almost 2 weeks.

They have floats, bands, marchers and many people are dressed up with cultural attire and the country’s colours of red, white and blue. They enjoy live musical concerts, Children’s events like talent shows are organised. Lastly not to forget the carnival where hundreds of performers are seen dancing and marching to the tunes of popular music in elaborate costumes vying for the title of King and queen of carnival. Annual Corozal Town Marching Band Competition as one of the few public events that brings out the crowds.

COROZAL makes a good base for fishing excursion in the calm bay, bird and wildlife viewing tours .it is a convenient base for day trips to CHETUMAL for shopping and the Mexican beaches at the YUCATAN PENNISULA. There are numerous Maya ruin sites. Two main sites are Santa Rita Located on the northern outskirts of the town and Cerro’s which is across the bay. Xunantunich in San Ignacio but Lamanai is the most popular.

Hiking is more fun in Belize .It is a home to the world famous Great Blue Whole. Belize offers the cottage life experience year round with bird chirping around while you are paddling down the river.

Belize has the second largest barrier reef in the world and is considered as UNESCO world heritage site. Anyone who loves swimming among beautiful fishes and other marine wildlife, snorkelling n Belize is a must.
There are plenty of beautiful islands. Ambergris Caye was voted the best island. One can pitch a tent and sleep under the stars on an uninhabited Caye or enjoy luxury accommodation at secluded islands. Relax on a hammock on the beach as you sun bathe ad take in the view of the Caribbean Sea.

Discover colourful marine life in the crystal waters. Enjoy water sports such as kayaking parasailing or windsurfing the top ten Belize dive destinations are The Arena, Chasbo’s Corner, Belize Blew Hole, the elbow, the chimney, south water Caye, Glover’s reef, Gladden Spit, The Silk Caye, Laughing Bird Caye.


One must taste the coconut ice-creams which is very common and famous. The best food served in Belize is at PATTY’S BISTRO.

Towards the last days of your vacation you can pamper yourself with one of the many spas at the better jungle lodges immersed in natural Splendour. Immerse yourself in nature and be reborn.


Monday, June 5, 2017

Reasons To Getaway to Scotland

United Kingdom is made up of four countries and one of them is SCOTLAND. The other three are England Wales and Northern Ireland .Scotland covers the northern part of the island of Great Britain, which it shares with England and Wales. Scotland official language is English.

A holiday to Scotland is always amazing. It is a home to some truly magical scenery, right from mystical sweeping landscapes of the highlands to the vibrant natural beauty of the borders. Scotland has plenty of sights to offer. Despite of its small size, Scotland has many treasure crammed into its compact territory, big skies, lonely landscape, spectacular wildlife, superb seafood ,an hospitable down to earth people.

Some are the famous places where one should visit when on a holiday in Scotland.

EDINBURGH CASTLE: Scotland’s most famous fortress that has dominated the city’s skyline since the 13th century and is the most national monument in the country. Its presence is visible for a mile in every direction .It is a magnificent example of Scotland’s architecture ideology and military importance. It is a strong standing symbol of their perseverance and political independence. Edinburgh Castle is of one of the top tourist attractions in Scotland.

Loch Lomond is Britain’s largest lake. It is also called as the QUEEN of Scottish Lakes. It is a short drive northwest of Glasgow. There are plenty touts, salmon and white fish as a lure for angular. This lake is very popular among day trippers, water sports enthusiasts and hikers. Boat trips are also very popular.

The KELPIES FALKIRK is other worldly water horses, spirits with malevolent, shape changing powers. The two giant horses’ heads stands 30 m tall and is the world largest equine sculpture. BIG BOLD AND BEAUTIFUL, where 300 TONNES OF STEEL HAS BEEN USED TO CREATE EACH SCULPTURE. Clambering inside the horses’ heads you can explore this feat of engineering and design close up.

BEN NEVIS is the famous mountain where the Mountain Bike World cup championship has been held. It is UK’s highest peak. So if interested in a bike tour this is the best place.

MUNRO BAGGING: A Munro is simply a mountain over 3000 ft. Hiking is perhaps one of the most popular outdoor sports in Scotland, because of its gorgeous terrain. A Munro is simply a mountain over 3000 ft.

Scotland is well known for its night life, especially in the cities there are ample of clubs and casinos. Scottish nightlife throughout the year draws crowds and offers thousands a chance to dance and party in the streets late night. There are number of comedy clubs and theatres. Scotland music scene is spectacular. It boasts world class music venues where rock and pop giants make sure to include a stopover on the world tours. It is just not only about singing and dancing but there are also a wide range of modern bars where you can sip on designer cocktails in chic surrounding and cool pubs with specialist beers perfect for night spent with friends.

Romance means sharing the thrill of buzzing bars, fine dining, astonishing history and shopping, and then a break in a Scottish city is ideal for you. Escape together on a romantic break in Scotland and for sure this will deepen your love for each other and apart from this you will fall head over heels for the landscape too. Choosing a romantic place to stay is important. If you want your accommodation to be quirky as well as romantic then a converted bus is the best option. There a wooden hot tub to soak in while you look at the stars at night or you could just look at them through the sky light above your bed instead.

The Scottish national Dish is haggis. This is sausage like food. Typical Scottish dessert includes oatcakes, shortbread, rich fruitcake called as Dundee cake and New Year’s speciality called black bun.

Scotland lends itself to exploration in countless different ways; each place is an adventure of discovery, rich in unforgettable experiences.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

St.Martin Island Travel Guide: The Traveller

It is one of the most exciting vacation destinations in the CARIBBEAN’S. The Caribbean island of St Martin is no stranger to tourism. This island is a cultural jewel of the Caribbean where the Atlantic Ocean meets the Caribbean Sea. St. Martin is a wonderful place for relaxing in the sand or playing in the waves. Get the experience of visiting two islands colonies. The island is both urban and untamed with rain forest like landscape, whole beaches, amazing caves and wildlife. St Martin comes to life after dark. Especially nightclubs, casinos, beach parties. If you’re a night owl then you’ve chosen the right destinations.

St Martin is the perfect place to renew your passion for life and do what comes naturally. So put the worries of the world behind you and live in the moment. You can enjoy all night in St Martin. When you feel to lay your head and make yourself feel at home. St Martin offers endless possibilities with accommodation to suit every taste. There are dozens of casinos and clubs featuring talent from all over the world. People from all over come to enjoy a variety of cultural experiences like the Heineken Regattas where hundreds of vessels set their sails for a yearly race of St Martin Carnival, a parade of dance and live calypso music.

People will never leave this island with empty hand because St Martin Island is a tax free as well as duty free. You can till you drop. If you wish to appreciate gourmet food, St Martin is called the Gastronomic capital of the Caribbean. You will never have to eat in the same place twice even if you have to stay here for a year. World class duty free shopping, vibrant nightlife, cosmopolitan atmosphere with a Caribbean twist and pristine beaches is for you.

Here are few places where one can enjoy in St Martin:

THE ORIENT BAY: There is a constant activity on Orient Bay right from parasailing and windsurfing to eating and drinking and live music. This beach is famous for its nudity some travellers chose to keep their clothes on. The orient nudist resort is located next door, so consider carefully before bringing your children. To rent umbrellas or beach chairs one must pay the fees.

CUPECOY: is a set of three beaches surrounded by limestone cliffs. The sunset over here is unbelievable; you can enjoy the day’s end in one of the e beach bars. Family should be aware of the clothing option. This beach is free but the paid parking lot is chargeable.

FRONT STREET is famous for best bargains on Jewellery, china electronics, Gauvaberry Emporiums and its primo Potent Liqueur. The front street is intensely crowded especially when a cruise ship is docked.

LOTERIE FARM is located close to the top of St Martin highest point Pic Paradis. It is a home to the fly zone extreme. There is a bus ride up the mountain and immediately sends you sailing over the treetops

ST MARTINS ZOOLOGICAL PARK is the largest in the Caribbean and has a variety of animals, birds and some local species. Macaws, parrot and other birds fly freely about and if you pick up some food at the entrance you might even make a few new friends that will follow you about.

KAYAK TO PINEL ISLAND: Pinel Island is a little slices of paradise with fantastic snorkelling just a short kayak ride away from the cul de sac on the French side. Little ferry boat take people across the small channel but even with the small amount of tourist that visit Pinel Island is usually pretty deserted. With your own kayak rental you can paddle around the island.

So set yourself free and explore without limits filling many needs while you’re here and fulfilling many passions.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Weekend in Washington, The Wine Country

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WASHINGTON is the second largest wine producing states after California and is the Northwest’s best kept secret. WINE and TASTING are the two pretty romantic words, especially when it is said in the same sentences. But most people prefer where there is sunshine more than 300days a year and with wineries dotted across the hillside.

There are some best places in WASHINGTON where wine is famous. YAKIMA VALLEY, WALLA WALLA AND THE TRI CITIES are some of the famous places for wine tasting and also make for a great vacation.

So if you want to make an excursion to Washington wine country, these are few things you may want to do before setting out.

PICK YOUR REGION:

First decide which Washington winery region would you like to visit? Because Washington wine country is quite vast and spread apart. Once you choose your winery region pick the wineries near the area. Get information on the price and wines offered, Call up the winery ahead of time to find out if there are any tasting fees so that you can be prepared.

You can make a day trip to the Yakima valley. YAKIMA is also called as PALM SPRINGS OF WASHINGTON. The YAKIMA Rivers binds a great contrast with snow-capped volcanic peaks and evergreen covered hills. It cultivates 17000 acres of wine grapes with over 80 local wineries and eight golf courses. This region has something for just about everyone to enjoy, If spending many days in this area then renting a car is feasible to explore far outside the town.

SEATTLE’S WINE COUNTRY is situated at WOODINVILLE, Washington: This place is known for its famous space needle skyscraper, cold coffee and drizzly skies. SEATTLE is a picturesque bustling city that attracts foodies with a large no of world-class restaurants, museums and cultural experiences as well as plenty of outdoor activities, including bicycling, hiking and kayaking. Though having abundance sights to see in SEATTLE many visitors are enthusiastic to visit the nearby wine country. The tourist love to escape the city and getaway to leafy Woodinville a community that’s dotted with over 90 wineries and tasting rooms of all sizes offering wines that provide distinctive flavours of the Pacific Northwest.

WALLA WALLA is the eastern most edge of wine country. Just beyond the town of Cle Elum the scenery begins to change, the forest thins, the soil dries up and the landscape sprouts a scrubby sage brush pelt. Some wonder how grapes are grown on this desert. The answer is that the bottom of the valley carved by the Yakima River burst into green. Thanks to the river and irrigation efforts, orchards and vineyards thrive, despite summer’s rainless, 100 degree days.

The TRI CIITES AREA comprises of Richmond, Pasco and Kennewick at the confluence of the Yakima, snake and Columbia River is in the heart of the regions agricultural industry. This part of the state has 170 wineries.

Accommodations are very few in this region that is why visitors only tour this countryside. There are couple of outstanding inns, a handful of small B&B’s and several basic yet serviceable chain hotels.

Some kids aren’t happy going trailing after their parents from vineyard to vineyard. Therefore there are some fun spots for youngsters. Wine tasting in the YAKIMA Valley is a journey filled with reward. Those seeking the good life and great wines, use this trip idea as a guide for planning your own wine tour.

idyllic islands you've probably never heard of

There are places that enchant. There are cities and regions, mountains and valleys, islands and landscapes that leave a lasting impression and which you would love to visit again and again. Sometimes these places are for a holiday or short break, however, away from the usual tourist routes - whether a city break in Europe, the best Travel destination for a short holiday or active hiking trip. We have asked 25 travel bloggers which are their own personal hidden and underrated pearls in Europe. What makes these places a beautiful Travel destination in Europe so special? We have collected the insider tips of the experts for you and rediscovered also the familiar unknown.

Crete - the island of the gods

Palm-fringed sandy beaches, the spectacular Samaria gorge and centuries-old architecture make Crete a popular Travel destination for explorers, adventurers and sun worshipers. According to the legend, Zeus is said to have seen the light of the world on Crete, which gave the largest Greek island the nickname "Island of the Gods".

The beaches of Preveli, Balos and Elafonissos invite you to relax. In the footsteps of the Mycenaeans, you will visit the Palace of Knossos, and in Chania you can admire impressive Venetian palaces and Moorish temples.

Tenerife - the green island of Canary Islands

Tenerife is the largest Canary Island with an area of 2,030 km² and an evergreen beauty in the Atlantic Ocean. In the center of the island rises the cone-shaped volcano crater of the Pico del Teide, whose summit is 3,718 meters high. On the mighty mountain, rain clouds clam the continually-westerly northeastern pass. They are raining on the north and east flank of the volcano and let a lush subtropical flora thrive. Since 2007, the Canadas del Teide National Park has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Agaves, date palms and lemon trees line the hiking trails and after the natural experience lures a bath in the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic.

Santorini - the lava archipelago of the Cyclades

The ring-shaped island group of Santorini belongs to the Cyclades and is a vacation paradise – the best Travel destination in the southern Aegean. The archipelago originated as a result of a massive volcanic eruption, which occurred more than 3,500 years ago. Snow-whitewashed houses on black lava slopes merge with the azuric sea and green olive groves on Santorini to a symphony of colors.

The buildings of the small island capital Fira nestled terraced on a volcanic steep slope. Fantastic beaches such as the Red Beach and the Ormos Vlichada range from steeply rising rock faces of cold lava rock.

Fuerteventura - the sandy bathing paradise

Fuerteventura is the second largest of the Canary Islands. With its miles of sandy beaches, the shallow
Atlantic island is a paradise for sunbathers, bathers and water sports enthusiasts. In the north, life rages on the seven kilometer-long Playa de Corralejo and the coastal town of Costa Calma is the center of the water sports activities.

The constant blowing wind of tranquility makes Fuerteventura the ideal Travel destination for surfing and sailing. Caribbean white sand beaches and turquoise waters await you at Jandia Playa and nature lovers
should not miss a trip by car to the dune landscape of Risco del Paso.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

In the middle of Australia, in Uluru-Kata-Tjuta National Park, stands the landmark of the continent, the red monolith Uluru. Early risers will be rewarded here, because in the early morning you will find a beautiful red-light landscape with the moon in the background. In the evening the submerging sun makes the rock glow again, so that there is once again an opportunity to admire it in its full splendor.

Distances

In order to get a glimpse of how far the distances are, we have compiled the most important routes. If there are no distance but time indications, these refer to an average speed of 60 to 80 km / h, since The Uluru is not allowed to drive any faster.

Melbourne to Alice Springs: 2.255 km
Alice Springs to Kings Canyon (unsealed roads): 322 km
Alice Springs to Kings Canyon (sealed roads): 475 km
Alice Springs to Yulara / Ayers Rock Resort: 446 km
Yulara / Ayers Rock Resort to the Mala Cultural Center: approx. 30 min.
Uluru by car: approx. 30 min. And 25 km
National Park Entry Station to Walpa Gorge (Kata Tjuta): approx. 45 min.

Uluru-Kata-Tjuta National Park Facts

There are three types of tickets: a 3-day pass for AUD 25 (approx. EUR 17.50), an annual pass for AUD 32.50 (approx. EUR 22.50) and the Northern Territory Residents Pass including all persons In a car for AUD 65 (about 45 euros). Children under the age of 16 may be free of charge.

The opening hours of the Uluru-Kata-Tjuta National Park vary according to the month:

December to February: 5:00 to 21:00
March: 5:30 to 20:30
April: 5:30 to 8:00 pm
May: 6:00 to 19:30
June and July: 6:30 to 19:30
August: 6:00 to 19:30
September: 5:30 to 19:30
October: 5:00 to 20:00
November: 5:00 to 20:30
Cultural Center: 7am - 6pm
Information desk: 8am - 5pm

Overnight Stay:

Since the Uluru is the main attraction in Australia, you have to think a little bit about how to keep the tourists going. This has resulted in a resort that has grown into a small village today. Here there is everything: gas station, supermarket, a post office and various restaurants. You can also find all types of accommodation here, there is something for every purse. There is exactly one campground at the Ayers Rock Resort. The list of things offered here is almost infinite. There are some free activities and also some for money. They are listed here.

Free:

Every morning at 8:00 am there is  ranger guided, which lasts 1.5 to 2 hours.
All walks at Uluru and Kata Tjuta can be done without rangers.
Didgeridoo play: every day 12:30 to 13:00, Resort Town Square
Spear and boomerang: 11:00 to 11:30, meeting at the Town Square Lawn Area
Wakagetti Culture Dances: 16:00 to 17:00 Town Square Lawn Area

Charges:

Various flights (airplane or helicopter) from AUD 110 per person for a 20-minute flight
Camel ride from AUD 80
Motorcycle tours from AUD 99
Walk can also be done with a guide, prices vary depending on the agency.
Astro Tour for AUD 40.50
4WD adventure to Mount Conner for AUD 260
Walk at Uluru and Kata Tjuta

The temperatures in the Outback rise quickly in the morning hours. This means that one can have quite 35 ° C in the morning at 10:00 clock. For all walks, therefore: the sooner, the better. Some walks will be closed from 11:00 am or from 36 ° C (which first arrives). Many hikers are exaggerated and their condition, which at these temperatures is certainly different than at home. Per hour you should take at least 1 liter of water, if you want to walk.

In the center of the continent there are many unpaved roads, but the main tributaries are always asphalted, so that they can be driven with the car. From Port Augusta on the south coast as well as from Darwin in the north, the Stuart Highway takes you into the Outback. In Erldunda, the Lasseter Highway then branches off to Uluru. Very useful for the route planning with the camper are the tourist information, which can be found in every small town. Pay attention to your water supply and the fuel gauge. Shopping and caravan sites can be found in ulara, about 20 km from Uluru.

Ayers Rock:

The cultural and natural monument has been a national park since 1977. For the Australian aborigines, the Anangu or Aboriginees, the site has been of special spiritual and cultural relevance for thousands of years. The numerous rock paintings and "sacred sites" at the Uluru are testimony. In 1871 Uluru received the name Ayers Rock from the European explorer William Gosse. The red sandstone monolith, stands 348 meters out of the Australian outback. But this is only the tip, the rest, up to six thousand meters deep, is below the surface.

The Ayers Rock, is over 500 million years old and sacred to the aborigines of Australia. Along the trails, numerous information boards provide information about the Aborigines and their faith.

Alternatively, you can get free guided tours of the Uluru-Kata-Tjuta National Park, which are partly accompanied by indigenous people or by local rangers, first-hand stories of the dream time. Anyone who has always wanted to climb the center of Australia has the opportunity to do so in a beautiful, windless weather. The number of climbers is, however, limited, which is why pre-registration is useful.

Accommodations for campers are rare in this region, so it is recommended to book beforehand. The only campground near the Uluru is the Ayers Rock Campground - Ayers Rock Resort. After an exciting and memorable day in the Uluru-Kata-Tjuta National Park, the pool of the camp offers a refreshing dip. For the physical well, all guests can use the common kitchen, here interesting conversations between many different nationalities arise.

Traveling to the center of Australia with the camper offers you close-up insights into a culture that we do not know, and this magnificent landscape that enchants us. Enjoy the typical image of the red continent during camping.

Friday, May 5, 2017

Malta Travel Guide

Malta- an island offering the best of food, fun and adventure

Those who are craving for some winter warmth and do not wish to travel to the opposite side of the globe, embark on a journey to Malta. Malta can easily be called an island nation made of Malta along with its sister islands Comino and Gozo. Situated between North African Coast and Sicily all the islands are small with Malta being the largest. What’s so special about this cluster of islands? Well, it receives 300 days of sun every year. So, if you’re thinking about vacationing this year and craving from a hassle free sunshine break and a budget friendly destination then Malta is just a flight ticket away.

Malta a Blend of History and Novelty

The island of Malta is steeped in remarkable history for its capital Valletta was constructed by Knights of Saint John. It is not just the ancient relics which tourists will find here, an abundance of restaurants, bars and hotels have been transformed and converted in recent years. The chic boutique hotels in Malta are ideal for adventurers, single travelers, married couples, and whisky fans for many of these places have an impressive collection of finely brewed scotch. Travelers will not find the language barrier as the two primary languages used are Maltese and English and mostly everyone out there knows English.

48th happiest country

A lesser known fact about Malta is that it was recognized as the 48th happiest country and it is certainly because of the welcoming, generous and friendly nature of Maltese. This also means that first time visitors while exploring and wandering will be able to pick up tips and advice from well meaning locals. The island is quite small, which means that guests will not waste an abundance of time only on traveling.

Malta a paradise for all food lovers

Another reason to visit Malta is to taste the local Maltese food which is influenced by Italian and Mediterranean cooking. The entire island is dotted with an array of restaurants and eateries and portion sizes are often satisfying and huge. Every tourist in Malta ought to try their fish delicacies made of lampuki, tuna, and swordfish. Those who are not a huge fish fan, can opt for beef olives made of beef, parsley, bacon onion, egg, or Maltese ravioli made of the famous goat’s milk cheese.

The Malta trip would be incomplete without visiting Goto, its sister island which is a tad more rural and offers a spectacular view of the coastline and landscape. Rock climbing, rambling, biking and a variety of other options are available for the adventurers.

However, for those who consider these options to be too energetic can visit the Cathedral or promenade in the Citadel. If you are food aficionado, then you must certainly meet Riccardo, a famous bon vivant in Gozo at the restaurant Ta’ Rikardu and taste some of the most incredible wines and cheeses. Ta’ Frenc is an award winning restaurant of Gozo and every traveler who has visited this restaurant has fell in love with its warm ambience and lip smacking food. The restaurant is so popular that Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt once dined here.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Best Vacation for Your Teens

My Teens
Wanting an amazing family vacation? For many families the hardest part may be finding a vacation time suitable for everyone. Working then being busy with the school activities can be a chore. Be sure to sit down with everybody before settling on a date.

Give an opportunity for the youngsters to be a part of the planning process from the start. Find out what places they would like to go. Teen are fabulous in giving great suggestions. Once you decide where to go hand over some of the what-to-do-decision making to your teenagers. Most of the teen are online now.

These are some of the tips where you can take them or plan with them for your vacations.

ACTIVE VACATIONS: make sure that your teens have a fun way to burn off excess energy. Plan a vacation where they have a lot of activities around like they love skiing, snowboarding, surfing or an adventure travel vacation whether it’s a family bicycling tour through a fence or a week of rock climbing.

CRUISES are a big hit with parents. Many cruise liners cater to families with children, including teens with plenty of things to do from athletic activities to teen only lounges and dances. Unlimited excess food is provided where people can eat to their heart content. They can eat all day long without any credit bill coming home.

THEME VACATION caters to the teens interests. Like a cooking school, horseback riding,spelunking or photography.

DISNEY THEME park offers delight for kids young and old. They have great amusement park. Watch the firework explode over Cinderella’s castle. Spend the bulk time in Magic Kingdom, pausing in Town Square Theatre for a fast Pass to greet Mickey Mouse and the Princess without a long line. Don’t miss out the Fantasy land and the coaster called the Great Goofini. The Disney Royal treatment offers you a kind of dream vacations where you can travel to exotic lands, enjoy adventures or relax in blissful solitude.

MILLENIUM PARK at Chicago is an amazing green gathering place with music, dance art, family festivals.

KENNEDY SPACE CENTER Florida is a place where you are allowed to be an astronaut for a day. Though the real space shuttle has flown their final mission, you can still experience on the shuttle launch flight stimulator, also take mission control tour, have lunch with an astronaut.

The teenage years may be the perfect time to Plan once in a lifetime a wonderful destination for vacations. Take them to see the big things in the world that they won’t get to do once they have to spend on their own. Teenagers can be fun to travel with because of their independence and helpfulness. No Longer like babies, they can pack their own bags with all the necessities to keep them entertained.

PLAN A TRIP WITH YOUR LITTLE ONES BEFORE THEY’RE OUT OF THE NEST ALTOGETHER.

Monday, May 1, 2017

The Best Cruises in the World

We all do love to explore new place. One kind of transport is the CRUISE. Often the best way to explore new places is traveling by a luxurious cruise ship. Most of the cruise offer experiences that are extra ordinary above all. Despite the risk we’re all still eager to get our sea legs.

Cruises are a wonderful way to escape from the everyday and to experience destination that you may never have the chance to visit again. It’s an all-inclusive vacation complete with food, entertainment and an ocean view. Like any other travel, cruising also has its high and lows you should be prepared for anything. Today’s cruises are decked out with amenities for kids of any age, baby sitting for babies and toddlers and activities for the adults.

Below are some of the cruise lines which are considered to be the best in the world. Most of these ships include snow rooms, spa service, swimming pools, and others that offer the travelers an extraordinary stay.

CRYSTAL CRUISE: This cruise is the luxurious cruise provider which has begun offering an all-inclusive package to customers. This cruise has two ships- CRYSTAL SERENITY and CRYSTAL SYMPHONY. Both these ships have packages that have all-inclusive amenities, dining in the ships restaurants, complimentary wines and spirits, non-alcoholic beverages.Crystal cruise is expanding into the river cruise and yatch sectors, the cruise attracts a crowd of retirees and older professional, crystal symphony is smaller than serenity.

DISNEY CRUISE: Like its land based theme parks, Disney cruise line caters especially for kids and kids at heart. The ships are designed for the whole family, with amenities like spilt bathrooms and extra spacious cabins. The Disney offers 3 nights sailing to the BAHAMAS to 12 nights Mediterranean, which includes Spain to France, Monte Carlo, Italy, Greece, Turkey and Malta. Every minute Disney Cruise is crammed with parties, characters autograph sessions, broad way-esque musicals, movies, games and 1800 foot water play area for little ones .There’s a pirate themed play area and kiddie focused activities like treasure hunt or dancing lessons with snow white.

CARNIVAL is one of the least expensive cruise lines, so it is ideal for families on a budget. This line is known for providing loud, party-like atmosphere, so be prepared carnival cruise may not provide relaxing experience .The children’s area contain the usual activities the other cruise lines provide. One cool feature on the carnival magic is an on-board social networking tool. FUN HUB as it’s called is a shipboard intranet portal that offers teens info on daily activities.

ROYAL CARRIBBEAN INTERNATIONAL: It is the first to bring a major cruise ship to Asia Year round. They have 8 different cruises designed to meet your range, vacation length and destination goals, right from the 3 nights best of Malaysia cruise to 145 night exotic Asia Cruise.

This ship is also family oriented. They include H2O zone Water Park, flow rider surf simulator, full sized boxing ring, ice rink, massive rock wall, and presidential family suite. Teen scan enjoy themselves at the night club and hang out area. Younger kids have a lot of entertainment on hand from science projects to pottery making and books.

NORWEGIAN CRUISE lines has the best concept for families, FREE STYLE cruising. That means you can do what you want, when you want including eating dinner at any time, there is no need to stress that you’ll be late for your dinner seating. In addition to a youth program that features cirque du soleil style activities, arts, crafts and video games. The teen program offers 20 team sports and themed night-time events.

HOLLAND AMERICA: This cruise doesn’t offer big name but there’s a lot to be said about Holland cruise. They have activities like swim parties, Olympics style competitions,karaoke and pyjamaparties. This cruise is especially for teenagers. The Loft is an entire deck offered to teens withjuice bars, night club etc.

OCEANIA RIVERIA CRUSIES: The pricing structure is more a la carte than all inclusive. It spends its time sailing in the Caribbean, Mediterranean and greenisles. Most people travelling on these cruises are American or Canadian,but you will come across some Australian,Brits and travellersfrom European countries. This cruise is mainly known for its myriad dinning venues including speciality restaurants. Foodies might also wish to pay a visit to the well-equipped culinary centre on board. Riviera has its self-centred cooking school that offers a hand on experience with 12individual cooking stations with extra fees.

SO COME AND EXPERIENCE YOUR VACATION ON THESE WONDERFUL CRUISE WITH FULL OF ENTERTAINMENT.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Bangkok, The Vibrant City

Bangkok
Bangkok welcomes more visitors than any other city in the world. It is a fascinating destination for families. Bangkok is divided into two parts by The Chao Phraya River known as River of kings. Most of the tourist who comes to Bangkok stays on the east side of the river where the heart of the city is located. This capital of Thailand has somethings for everyone, right from its temples to its markets and shopping malls, museums, palaces and beautiful architecture. Luxury malls are loaded with boutiques and markets, where you can treat yourself without over spending.

There are literally hundreds of things to do in Bangkok. Few of them are as follows:

Which part of Bangkok is best suitable for your family depends on the HOTEL you pick up. You need a place that is suitable for all ages, so the kids never get bored and the parents get some time to relax and enjoy their time. There are many family friendly accommodation offering excellent services and facilities with a fully-fledged kids club, a good swimming pool and convenient access to attractions.

SEA LIFE BANGKOK was known previously as ocean world. This place is especially for children. It includes an underwater tunnel where there are countless different species of fish and other marine life here including Octopus, seahorses, turtles and penguins.

The Chao Phraya RIVER is right in the heart of Bangkok, making a trip along the river is a popular thing to do. River ferries take you back and forth between hotels and landmarks, so even if you take a quick trip from one side to the other it’s a nice experience. There are guided cruise where one can learn all about the river while cruising on it. Dinner cruises are the perfect end to a day and allow you to see the city at sunset. The temples and palaces are lit up beautifully.

CHATUCHAK WEEKEND MARKET is one of the top attractions in Bangkok, where there are 15000 different stalls and about 200000 visitors each day. The goods are affordably priced. Go early to beat some of the crowds and to beat the heat. Enjoy some great food from the multitudes of food carts.

WAT ARUN is one of the familiar sites in Thailand and best known temple in Bangkok. It is also called as A TEMPLE OF DAWN. There’s an array of beautiful architecture to see at Wat Arun. It is situated opposite to the Grand palace, across the Chao Phraya River. Its soring golden tower is a spectacular sight at any time of the day built especially impressive when the sun is setting on the horizon.

KHAO SAN ROAD is where you find bars, shops, street food, international restaurants, vendors, locals and activity all day and night. It’s also a popular weekend for Thais.

Bangkok NIGHT LIFE experiences are one of the main reasons why so many people make their trip to the metropolis year after year. No visit to BANGKOK is complete without a glimpse of its famous nightlife, right from cabarets to exotic red light districts. The nightlife here has evolved over the years. It includes party scene at Khao San Road, the Soi Rambuttri and not forgetting Thonglor which is across the town that opens up a trendy new bar every week. A visit to Bangkok will be one of the memorable experiences and you will find a huge selection of things to see. So do come with your little ones.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

10 Tips to Stay Healthy While Travelling

As we know traveling is fun and enjoyable, but it can also be stressful to our health when we are constantly on the move.

While traveling trying new food and exploring new places it’s obvious to treat yourself to a little more than you normally would while traveling. Instead of stressing about it all we’ve put together a few easy steps that will not only make your travel, but also it will make your return journey a whole lot easier and healthier.

Don’t try to see the entire city all in one day. If you wish to do a lot of sightseeing slow down your pace and spread your itinerary. You’ll also get to know the area more instead of saying that you’ve been there. Be active and roam the street but don’t overdo. Pace yourself.

Sleep is very important while traveling. You’re body needs rest when you’re physically traveling, cruising zones or carrying luggages from one destination to another and walking all day. Traveling is very harsh to your body. So try to get plenty of rest.

Don’t skip your breakfast just because you are going out for lunch. Make your own breakfast by buying instant oatmeal and make it with hot water in you hotel room before heading out for the day or can have some fruits or juices. Breakfast is very important meal of the day for a reason. It gives you the energy to start your day right.

It’s very easy to feel dehydrated during and immediately after traveling .Carry a water bottle with you all the time. Drink enough of water throughout the day to hydrate yourself. You can also have coconut water, herbal tea, and fresh juice to avoid dehydration. Alcohol is the worst thing to have on trips which will dehydrate you.

Skip unhealthy food options. Eat veggies when you can. Have healthier options when dining out. Choose a vegetarian dish or add a salad to balance your meal. Most important is veg food always keeps you light. Always keep some snacks handy in your bag. In case you are not able to reach nearby restaurant, the snack what you have carried comes in use.

Use wet napkins and hand sanitizer, as it comes handy when water and soap aren’t available which can happen quite frequently when traveling. You come into contact with many people, things and doors etc. and with the same hand you would grab a snack to eat which in turn can be harmful by spread of germs and bacteria.

Strengthening your immune system is very important. It is very difficult to eat a healthy balanced diet with essential vitamins while you are traveling. So to make up one must take daily multivitamins to supplement your meals.

Leave your work tension at home. If you are worried about your job not completed every now and then it would stress you.

Staying healthy while traveling is just not about eating well and workout, other things like skin care routing, vitamins regimen and mental health should also be considered. Therefore practicing total good health during your trip will make your vacation all the more enjoyable.

What to Expect if you bring a Guitar When you Travel

Guitar
Whether you're into music professionally or simply love tinkering with instruments, you may find you need to travel with a guitar. You'll be much more relaxed on your adventure if you stick to some smart tips for bringing acoustic guitars along. If you travel by plane, your guitar is usually allowed on-board as a carry-on, as long as it fits into an overhead compartment. If it won't fit into the bin, you may have to check it. This is where concerns usually arise.

Guitars are notorious for needing extra care to keep them in pristine, playable condition. If your guitar is too big for carry-on status, invest in a good, durable guitar case so it can be stowed with the other luggage. You might want to invest in an extreme musical instrument case, one that has been tested by being pounded with hammers and tossed off of buildings to test its toughness.

Bringing a Guitar on a Plane as a Carry On

If you can carry your guitar on, there are a few time-tested pointers for getting your valuable instrument the extra care it needs. Try to find a gig bag that is small enough so it doesn't look too imposing. Talk nicely to the flight crew and calmly inquire about whether your guitar can travel overhead or in a coat closet.

Pack extra padding in your guitar case for the bumps it may endure. Be careful to remove anything questionable from the case like wrenches or string cutters. These things should always be packed into a checked bag so you won't be hassled. Many musicians also have humidipak packets for humidity control, and they're usually around 2 ounces, with 3.4 ounces being the limit. If you think they might become an issue, pack them in your checked bag.

Traveling by Land

If you're traveling by car or bus, be sure to pack your guitar with extra padding just to be safe. Another excellent piece of advice is when traveling through hot weather locales; never leave your guitar in vehicles in extremely hot temperatures. The rule of thumb is that if a temperature is unsafe for a pet, it's also unsafe for a guitar. You'll love being able to bring your guitar along when you travel. It'll be even better if it gets to your destination in pristine condition.

5 Must Visit Places When In Provence

As you set foot in this heart thumping and beautiful city of Provence, you will be looking for the green laden fields, the blue kiss and the beautiful nature smiling at you. Travelling gets fun when one is all excited and geared up with a burning curiosity to go explore, observe and enjoy the unseen sights and splendor of new locations.
Thus, to re-boost your energies and travel instincts, Provence is the city, which provides plenty of lucrative activities to the one who comes here and wants to return back with a bank full of unmatched travel experience. Also, Provence is one for the warm and dry Mediterranean climate, the splendid landscape, sheep and goats with  great abundance for seafood on the coast side.
The ingredients, which are famous here, are strawberries, rockfish, octopus, chickpeas, grapes, apricots and the popular melons of Cavaillon. Also, the famous fish, which one would find in the menu of Provence, is Rouget, the loup and the small red fish, which is usually eaten grilled, and the dishes are garnished with the grapevines and other such delectable ingredients.

 Provence vacation rentals are always at your mercy to be downright noble andsupportive and extend an unrivalled hospitality towards you. With this city, one would be speaking with the strings of your hearts, to be exploring its exciting set of places.
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The first and the foremost, one should be visiting Haut Var, which is filled with wilderness and exuberance. The vibrant vineyards and the beautiful pine forests, which are placed around Lorgues and Brignoles, are something to take a deep fancy to!

The magnanimous hilltops, splendid villages (Châteaudouble) and the sophisticated Tourtour, offer a sense of peace and refuge and are also home to good restaurants. Your taste buds will only thank you for the gastronomic experiences you’ll witness in this quaint and touristy town.

If you travela little further, you will come across the Verdon Gorges, Europe's Grand Canyon, which is breathtakingly beautiful and something to deeply resonate with. The location is15 miles long and it is 2,000 feet straight down pace to look out for, when in Provence.

Also, the magnificent touch, which it creates with its fabulous architecture and the majestic medieval things, is recommended for any traveller, setting foot in Provence.
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One should also visit Avignon, which has its entrance through a gate in the city walls, when you are stepping into the pre-hallowed ground. The beautiful city has been considered as the capital city, since the popes found their refuge in the 14-century.

The Gothic Palace is a famous place to visit and boast about! The cathedral rams, located next door which are just monumental ad and also the Petit Palais that was once home to cardinals are yet another amazing sight to look out for! Avignon is a top pick for travellers visiting Provence.
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Don’t you miss out on visiting 'Arles and the Camargue’. This is the capital of the Camargue, Arles that is the most beautiful Provençal of the Provence towns. The gregarious bullfighting is the highlighted feature here, with the double millennial's blood sports tradition in the pole.
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Don’t leave without visiting 'Pays Dignois' which is again a heart thumping and exciting place in Provence. It is a district in the center of Provence. It’s famous for its old town artefacts, the amazing spa facility and the black pudding. Itsbeauty is really limitless and a thing to behold and duly cherish.
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Last but certainly not the least, Vieux Nice is another addition in the list of 5 places to enjoy the beautiful city of Provence. This is that fun and heart beating city, where you'll find yourself getting lost amongst the narrow, dark and winding alleyways of this old town.

The complete picturesque place, which barely changed since the 1700s, is now filled with amazing set of restaurants, bars and boutiques. There is also a huge marketplace, which is always thrumming with people. The food market is also a perfect place to relish fresh food and all kinds of foodie souvenirs to take back home for your loved ones to enjoy.

Also, there is a flower market, where one can buy a lot of colors and fragrances. There is a flea market, which is only open on a Monday. Make sure you plan your calendar accordingly. There’s ample of shopping and choices to suit your tastes and budget.

These are must visit places to visit and cherish, when you are in Provence. Explore the riding horses, the cowboy hats, exciting activities in the old town, the rich history, the ancient artifacts, and the monumental people and of course the beautiful green lands, which await your presence.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Driving to the South Pole is the Coolest Road Trip You Can Have

South Pole
Antarctica is the highest, driest, coldest, windiest and emptiest place on earth. Ninety eight percent of it is covered by ice and at its deepest point. The ice is nearly three miles thick.It has one of the most extreme climates in the world. Weather is first of the many challenges. Passengers need at least 10 DAYS to complete the driving circuit to the South Pole and back.

There are a number of activities in Antarctica. Now Tourism has grown at an extraordinary rate.

Travelers usually prefer to try something new like the undiscovered drive that’s driving to the South Pole. People call it as a tourist trip but it is not, it’s an expedition. This trip is more for the people who have a fascination for Antarctica but don’t’ want to go with a huge crowd on a cruise. They would like to do something different to stretch themselves and understand their own potential. Driving down to the South Pole is their dream.

The ice road to the South Pole was built by U.S. contractor from 2001 to 2004 to enable the national science foundation to supply its science base sat the pole using crawler tractors and sleds.Antarctica is a hell of a place for a car. The conditions are so harsh that driving here is like driving on the moon.Wind is the most detrimental factor, sometimes visibility can be zero on certain days, and you can be snowed in.
So those days you’d have to stay in camp, play cards and wait for the first clearing Travelers need to pass fitness evaluations so that they are capable to handle the extreme conditions. People have to lose a lot of weight on these trips, because the body is working much harder to keep them warm.Surviving in this barren penguin inhabited wasteland requires some of the most extreme land vehicles in the world.

The average snow thickness is about 8000 feet and just two percent of the continent mass is exposed everything else is covered by ice and snow. Therefor all the vehicles are designed to operate off road. Vehicles have to be capable of operating at ground pressure of less than 20psi which means usually big tundra tires. The snow isn’t like powder; it has really low moisture content and quiet hard.

There are certain heavy vehicles that can be used to drive like the Tucker Sno- Cat, Hagglund, Mar-1 Humvee, Ford E Series Vans, Antarctica1 Volkswagen beetle etc.

To make your drive a little easier Artic truck provides specialized outerwear to keep travelers as appropriately dressed as possible. You have a wonderful treatment by the chef with lovely food and champagne. Staffer makes you’ll comfortable with the weather by providing hot water bottles under your pillow.It sounds like a luxury hotel experience..

This is the world toughest drive and a race across the most dangerous place on earth.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Beginner’s Guide to Travel Hacking

Travel Hacking
Travel hacking is all about experiencing the world on a limited budget. It is the art of collecting frequent flier points and miles to get free flight hotels, tours and more. It will allow you to have those once in a life time experiences like the over water bungalows in Tahiti, the first class flight with a shower, the African safari, the visit to Galapagos Islands. One can visit many countries not by being wealthy but by learning to be creative. Travel need not be expensive. Some people don’t travel with lack of resources but more to do with fear and insecurity.

There are many ways to invest your time by searching for deals and offers, taking advantages of various credit card and checking account offers. In fact there are more people attempting to hack travel than there are people traveling. Travel hacking is completely legal and much less complex.

If travel hacking becomes a hobby it’s good to follow a few selected resources. Since credit card, airlines rules and promotional offers are constantly changing. Concentrate more to maximize mileage and rewards points earning potential and ongoing incentive for their new customers. These incentives along with some other simple hacks make it possible to take big trips from a small budget.Explore parts of the world that you’ve only dreamed about and travel more often without each trip costing you a fortune.

Here are some of the tips for travel hacking: 

Don’t waste time signing up for every airline and hotel. When you stay at a new hotel chain or fly a new airline make sure to sign up for their program at that time to earn credit. Never take a flight or stay in hotel without earning some type of points or miles.You can check the hotel or airlines website before you book and see if they are running any promotion that can earn you bonus.

Be a repeat customer by flying the same airline and staying in the same hotel chain as much as possible. Over the time these points add up to earn you free travel and hotels. Travel hacking with credit cards isn’t complicated. Start with one card and get going.

Watch for cheaper flights. The free site of Air fare will send you an alert when a lower fare is available to your destination of your choice.

Couch surfing is where people can score somewhere free to stay while connecting with travelers from all over the globe. So instead of having the place to yourself you will be sharing it with the owners. It is as much as about meeting people and making friends as it is about a roof over your head.

WWOOfing stands for willing workers on organic farms. You can work in farms in over 99 countries and in exchange your host will provide you with food and accommodation.

There are also certain websites where tonne of information can be picked up for some great tips, but don’t get indulge in them too much after all miles are meant to be spent on life changing experienced outside your comfort zone.

In short travel hacking describes ways of frequent travelers who can save load of money. It is more finding a deal online. One can have a magical vacation with only a few bucks.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

8 Reasons To Take A Road Trip

Road Trip
Great trips are not planned they just happen. If you are a traveller you have to be a lover of the quiet trails and the footpaths, have a taste for travel. Travel can be quiet addictive. You don’t need flight or train tickets. There are no hassles of booking and waiting lists. All you need is a car.

Road trips make us slow down; appreciate the little things that are spontaneous and resourceful. We spend more time travelling by different mode of transport rather than the destinations. But while on road trip we appreciate the place and notice small things. We see people in their everyday lives as we cover a great deal of ground in a single day.

Many unexpected things take place on the road like the unplanned moments, surprising connections, feeling like we have been in this place before, taking a wrong turn and so on. We are forced to look around and notice the scenery. You can observe everything around you from local vendors, strange fruits to untouched fields. If you want to have a stop at the waterfall you can do so with a lot of perfect shots with background as pretty as mustard field’s and hill tops. Sunset and sunrise are your best friends; you can have a good view by moving out of your car.

One thing is that about road trip is that we don’t have to go far away for a long time. An overnight trip is quiet sufficient to take us out to a familiar surroundings. As our surrounding changes we feel more relaxed and little more physical space to breathe. Here are some road trips that make it worth taking.

Many unexpected things take place on the road like the unplanned moments, surprising connections, feeling like we have been in this place before, taking a wrong turn and so on. We are forced to look around and notice the scenery. You can observe everything around you from local vendors, strange fruits to untouched fields. If you want to have a stop at the waterfall you can do so with a lot of perfect shots with background as pretty as mustard field’s and hill tops. Sunset and Sunrise are your best friends. You can have a good view by moving out of your car.

Spontaneity, flexibility and affordability are some of the things that road trips offer. A hop and a skip will afford you some of the best views of the country. There is no timetable and no schedule. You can do whatever you want and feel like doing. There is no need to plan where you are going.

Road trip is an adventure it’s all about the fun breaks, the pranks, the landscapes, the chats and simply everything. It gives an opportunity to make decision about immediate needs, keep things simple and freedom to change plans or directions on a whim. If you like a particular view then you can stay back as long as you want .Basically you are in charge of your trip.

While travelling there is no restriction your clothing. Just wear anything casual even a torn Jean which is a trend nowadays. Even a pair of flip flop or monkey slippers will do. You realise that dhaba food is better that the precooked or packed food you might get in flights and trains.

Road trips are the best time to bond with family and friends; it keeps you away from your daily busy schedules and gives you a chance to create new memories. It also adds romance in your life. If you are travelling with your friends and all pooling in, then it becomes very reasonable.

So pick up your small backpack, find a few good friends to travel with you. Fill up the tank with gas and go.