Wednesday, August 16, 2017

How Tech Can Ease Your Summer Travel

Life is full of whimsical happenings and you have to be ready to embrace them. Well, technology has no doubt has molded our lifestyle and habitat in a great deal. We are quite fortunate for this. The summer holidays call for an outing but it can get worse when you travel to an alien land and there is no one to help you from the hot waters.

For an instance, when you are busy rummaging your luggage for the boarding pass in the airport, it can get very boring as well as frustrating. There is always a pressure on booking the right flight for the right time. There are some tools in this modern world rather the apps which can help you to save the last-minute hassles.
 

MANAGE YOUR JOURNEY

 
You always have to plan your journey beforehand in order to make it smooth as an ice. Well, certain things you can keep in mind like the online checking for the flight. The print outs may get lost so it is recommended to use email or the inbox. The technology has advanced a great deal and so you need to make use of the apps or the software that are available.

There are some apps which will help you to manage from the booking of the flights, hotels to making reservations in the best restaurants to which ever place you visit. You can stick to all the information into a clean and perfect itinerary. The technology has been developed in such a way that it helps to show all the timings for your schedule. Hence you can plan accordingly.

The app will go through your mail box in order to detect whether there are any scheduled travel plans and the related emails for the journeys. If you still feel insecure, you can create a separate account for your travel diaries and plans.
 

A SMART PHONE IS ALL YOU NEED ALONG WITH BACKPACK

 
The smart phones should be used explicitly and they have made our lives more comfortable. You can use it at anytime and anywhere in order to locate places, book cabs and what not. It is good to use a SIM card of that foreign country as it will save your bucks a lot.

You need to juggle various several SIM cards if you are on a tour to different countries. Make sure that you have power banks and battery fully charged for the cell. Also, you need to have proper snacks or juices in order to help you out when you run out of food.
 

SAFE TRIP

 
The technology is there to help you with regards to the safety and precaution even when you are travelling. It can keep you away from boredom as well. You need to book the right flight and hotel so that you don’t face any sort of inconvenience and your trip is bound to be awesome. Besides, you need to keep a check on luggage.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Incredible Wild Swimming Tour

If you’re a swim fan and want to do more than a few lengths in the pool this summer, then you should consider a swimming tour.Its’ available to anyone, it doesn’t cost a penny. What is more appealing is a dip in to one of the Cornwall’s rivers, lakes, bay or coves. This is the world of wild swimming in natural waters.

Wild Swimming in the outdoors was a common practise but now with the indoor pools and pollution of water people prefer indoor swimming

Here are some few places where you can experience wild swimming:

PORTHERAS COVE: It is one of the last remain and truly local beaches in west corn well. It is located on one of the wildest stretches of Cornish coast between Pendeen and Morvah. The beach itself is a lovely beach by itself, a lovely sandy cove located at the end of a shallow valley with sheer cliffs at the northers end. A west corn well adventure would not be complete without a foray down to Portheras Cove, It steep sandy beach, cascading waterfall and dramatic cliffs make it well worth. Portheras cove is dog friendly with dogs allowed on the beach all year round.

GALAPAGOS ISLAND is once in a lifetime trip. The tour promises breath-taking wild swimming around a volcanic crater. This trip is a wildlife exploration both above and below the water. You will also be wild swimming along with the marineiguanas, sea turtles and fur seals. So if you like the idea of getting up close and personal with stunning wildlife then this trip is for you.

THE FJORDS OF OMAN are found on the Musandam Peninsula. It is cradled by stark, rugged peaks, and the temperature here are high. The traditional boats used for the fjords ride are very comfortable. This trip usually takes two to three hours. It also allows anyone wishing to do wild swim or to take a dip in the water. Most boats also allow snorkelling equipment and towels. If you wish to go during the early morning session you will be more likely to spot dolphins and other wild life.

A BRACING DIPS IN THE ARTIC CIRCLE: Adventure is for two reasons. Every single person should go on an adventure. Immerse yourself in the natural wonder and also it makes you feel alive. If you are a lover of taking a dip in winter, then this trip is for you. The wildlife includes puffins, otters and whales. Swimmers can float above glossy kelp and with shoals of fish. Wild Swimming in the water with icebergs in the middle of the Arctic Circle is n’t crazy or scary any one can do it. You are given a survival suit that protects you from the cold. The only thing that is opened is your face. It is warmer to swim in the water than to sleep in the snow hotel.

A SWIM IN THE MALDIVES:Gorgeous white sand beaches, an amazing reef with teeming marine life and the republic of Maldives makes for a dream vacation but there are few common dangers during your stay. Wear a t- shirt when snorkelling or wild swimming to prevent serious sunburn. There are many things in the sea that can be dangerous. Watch out for trigger fish. The giant trigger fish has a distinct coloration is very aggressive;especially if you come too close to it, keep your distance when you see them.

DURDLE DOOR is one of the most beautiful spots on the English coast. One can swim through the arch at Durdle door in Dorset, out into the open sea, and on to Lulcorth cove, one gets to walk or trek and slide in the waters as much as one could here with great experiences in photography, wild swimming and enjoying the nature. There is also a possibility of climbing an actual cliff and jump into the water from quite a distance.

Whether you choose to dive in for a big wild swim or just a casual dip with a friend, the waters are open and available to all.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Zytglogge: All about Bern's Clock Tower

Zytglogge

Zytglogge: The clock with many exciting features!


The world is full of mysteries and there are a lot to discover in a limited time span. Well, there are many wonderful and heart touching stories that revolve around the only one word mystery. If you travel to the heart of Switzerland, the city of Bern has a clock which has a strong historical background.

The visitors are explained in details about the clock and its different parts. The clock named as Zytglogge is something very special with some exciting features and historical background. It steers an hourly performance integrating a dancing entertainer named Chronos. The parading bears flips the hourglass and opens its wide mouth after each interval of an hour.

THE RECOGNITION


When you travel to distant world, you need to bring back memories about the place. The clock should not be underestimated as the tower has been influenced by the then young patent none other than Einstein and the thought process has changed about the universe.

There is a huge gathering near the clock when the Zytglogge clock is about to strike 12 at noon. There is a different story during the rainy seasons. The caretaker has a lot to do for the Zytglogge clock. Along with other assistants, he winds the Zytglogge clock which is a daunting task. The masterpiece rings every 15 minutes. The residents live with the sound of the masterpiece and it is very soothing. You can have the sound recorded in your travel diaries.

THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY


The great scientist has spent a lot of time here. He was sitting in a streetcar when his watch was ticking but the mega watch was stopped. At this point of time a theory generated in him and it was nothing other than “theory of relativity”.

Later there was a great explanation about the space time and its effect on time, energy and mass. The tower sang the sound of ticking of the pendulum which seemed to grow louder with each swing. Here if you sit nearby and ponder upon the theories of the scientist, you would be lost. Really, indeed time acts as a relative. Time passes very fast here and you would sense with the striking sound.

THE MOTION


The Zytglogge clock will sometime puzzle you and sometime it will please you. The machine is sure to put you under spell and it will leave you perplexed. Sometimes it will move fast and sometimes, it will move slowly. The caretaker often put the clock to a halt with jammers for repairing.

And finally, time stops and you will be stupefied. He would again restart the machine and finally everyone can relax. There is always a message in the sound of the clock and the residents have been adhering to it for centuries. The message is very simple which is time is moving on and so you need to enjoy the next hour of your life. Really when you travel, you get to carry huge amount of memories.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

How to Spend Four Days in Hong Kong

Hong Kong

Hong Kong diaries: four days of pure bliss

 
The bustling packed streets, lines of noodle stands, fashion paparazzi go-to spot, and every traveler’s dream destination, and only one destination can fit into all these labels, Hong Kong. It is one such traveling destination which attracts people from all wide corners of the globe.

The food it presents, the unique multiculturalism that the place portrays, and the beauty of the fast pace makes it every traveler’s dream destination. The city is not only the home to the biggest airport hub but to eight million people. There are thousands of people from across the globe who just dreamt of trotting the streets of Hong Kong, and fell head over heels for the place.

This uniqueness of the city has made it the home to thousands of travelers who settled in the city forever. If you cannot handle too many people, then Hong Kong is definitely not your dream go-to destination.

 

All you need is four days

 
If you are an avid traveler and want to trot across the globe, and fill your soul with the beauty of the world, then try visiting Hong Kong. It is a city you will absolutely fall in love with. If you are on a tight schedule, all you need is four days to tour the entire city. Whether you’re alone or with your loved ones, touring Hong Kong will certainly be a life altering experience for every tourist.

An extremely popular tourist’s spot in the city is Kowloon’s island especially because of the massive park. The park is always packed with visitors and flaunts a well equipped fitness center, swimming pool, several small ponds with floating ducks; a well spread area to relax, and a mesmerizingly beautiful Chinese garden.

It is amongst the top traveling destinations in the city and is a beautiful place that truly represents the term ‘multiculturalism’. While visiting this park you’ll notice tourists probably from every corner of the world, yes that’s how famous it is. It is a particularly inviting place if you’re touring the city alone, here you’ll make hoards of friends.
 

Fascinating experience

 
While Hong Kong is famous around the world for its bustling streets, it is equally known for the breathtaking spots in and around the city. If you want a little calm and want to enjoy watching the beautiful landscape of the city try the cable ride at Ngong Ping. Visit the Po Ling monastery which is at the end of the ride, and while traveling enjoy the gorgeous panoramic view of the city’s landscape, harbor and port.

Amongst the top traveling destinations in Hong Kong that is a place you have to visit the Heritage Museum. Even if you are not a huge history fan, visit the museum it bares the culture and the museum itself is a unique piece of rare mastery and skill. No matter, which part of the world you’re from, you cannot leave Hong Kong without doing a one day food tour. Ditch the expensive restaurants, go around the city, visit the nooks and corners, and you’ll probably have the feeling that you reached ‘food heaven’.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hacks of Family Travel

Family Travel
Travelling is all about exploring new dimensions of the world. There are people who long for a reason to travel just to escape from the mundanity of life. Travelling is not only about a ‘your type of life’, it includes a lot of excitement, adventure, anxiety and many more. It is through travelling that you get to know yourself better. You get more acquainted with your likes, dislikes or how much capable you are to surpass your comfort zone. Travelling comes with an added preservative when it’s a family travel. There are many spectrums that you need to focus on when you are travelling especially with your family. Some hacks that can help you to modify travelling with your family are as follows:

  • Planning– Make a proper plan from before. During the family travel, you need to be more cautious in terms of preparation. Plan everything properly and from before. Last minute rush does not make your family happy. 
  • Suitable Location– Choose a proper location which is family friendly, so that they can cherish every bit of the holiday as any loose ends will upset them. Unnecessarily high-altitude places can be a disappointment for your family as anything that brings tenacity is not preferred by our family. 
  • Hotels & Resorts– Try to book a sweet which is much better than availing 2–3 bedrooms. If the entire family is at the same place, then the outing with family will be fulfilling and you can actually spend a quality time with your family which can be the major motif of you travel. 
  •  Adjustment– If you have children then you have to manage your sleep and hanging-out times as per their preference. You have to eat when your child is hungry and sleep when your child is sleepy to make the next day amiable. 
  • Safety– Family Travel involves a lot of care and precautions. So, if there are old people in your family who are travelling with you then make sure that you choose a destination where medical facilities can be immediately made available. 
  • Reservations & Confirmations– It is always advisable that you book hotels and resorts from before because if you fall in this regard then it is undoubtedly a major mishap. 
  • Conveyance Facilities– If you are traveling with you family then make sure that you have booked vehicle to carry you along with your family to different travel destinations of that place. 
  • Tastes & Preferences– You are playing safe, if you have chosen the travel spot as per you family’s tastes and preferences, otherwise the entire stay can become remorseful. 
  • Treats & Surprises– Remember if it is family travel, the holiday though planned by you, it is not precisely about your happiness. You need to make sure that you keep your entire family happy, and this could be done by giving them treats and surprises that they will hold on forever. It is these surprises that will enable them to cherish these memories all throughout.

Monday, July 31, 2017

World Tour: Successful Tips for Better, Bigger and Budget Traveling

world tour budget travel

How You Can Travel the World Cheaper, Longer, and Smarter

A medicinal therapy that has the capability to show result both on our mind and body is ‘traveling’. There’s nothing more rejuvenating and character building than traveling to new and unknown parts of the world. Solo traveling is in trend and there are several destinations around the world apt for budget travel addicts.

Autumn is nearly over, and winter’s forward marching towards us, it is that time of the year when you should probably take a break and travel the world. Consider traveling as a part of knowing who you is, if you never travel you’ll probably miss out an interesting chapter. The world is not as small as it seems, start a world tour and you’ll see places and experience things completely unheard of. That’s the beauty of traveling the world.

Ditch your regular caffeine 

The basic appeal of traveling around the world is experiencing new and exciting adventures. Always opt for places to travel that suits your taste. Only then will you be able to please your soul and do things that you fall in love with. If you want to budget travel the world, pre-plan all the activities you’re planning, make a list of the places you’ll visit, and estimate all your costs. Let’s get one thing straight; budget traveling does not include your morning coffee from Starbucks. Instead, you will go and try out different types of coffees available at the local cafes in the places you’re visiting.

Cutting down expenses 

Hotels around the world have become quite pricey, in fact is has now become impossible to get a decent hotel room for a small amount. You need big bucks for affording luxury services especially if you’re visiting more than 5 countries. Instead of living in a hotel room, try staying in hostels, camps, shared weekly pg’s etc. there are in fact rooms available in hostels available around the world where you can rent rooms for a few days at a nominal amount. Cutting down on hotel costs will help you save a lot of your hard earned cash, and you’ll be able to invest more on food and daily activities.

Local soulful food 

Food is another important and expensive item of the list for every budget traveler. Yes! Food is also the most important item on the list. You may or may not like eating but you’ll have to spend quite amount of money on food while touring the world. How to cut short your cost? Ditch the pricey restaurants; do not enter a restaurant with waiters dressed in formals. Instead, try tasting the local cuisines at small eateries and shacks on the streets. The street food around the world actually is the best way of knowing the different cultures. Every cuisine tastes different, and every dish will build a palette that you’ll love possessing.

No matter which part of the world is on you budget travel list, always save some extra money for shopping. There’s no better feeling than possessing items that you’ve collected on your tours. Decorate your living room with the items you’ve collected and experience a unique joy.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Top 9 Food Destinations Around the World

A Foodies Paradise!
Michelin star restaurants are increasing by number every day and the top food destinations in the world cover a lot of such places. Food doesn't just fill the stomach for a foodie, it touches the soul, it fulfils one's senses.

Top food enthusiasts make it a point to visit so many countries as possible and taste their local cuisine, to find different flavours, and incorporating it in their food and recipes.

The best available!

Tokyo boasts to be one of the best food destination in the world, with the maximum number of Michelin star restaurants to boast about, the city has a lot to offer. They have a variety of foods for everyone, from strange eel for the weird palate to sushi for the fine palate. It has insane skyscrapers and posh restaurants to the best kind of street foods available.

London has a variety of cuisines to offer. High class gourmet food to the best kind of pop ups one can think of. It has a record of World's best restaurants in the world. The best English cooks boast of Michelin star restaurants which are world renowned. English food will always remain famous and even though bland, Londoners love their tea and wealthy breakfasts.

For perfectly cooked meat and steaks, visit Argentina. They have fresh gourmet cuisine teamed with good drinks. Argentinian Empresas and stews are lip smacking and will leave you asking for more.

From lip smacking Bolognese to pizza- Italian cuisine is food for the soul. Pizzas have always been a favourite food for everyone since time immemorial. Italy has the best cheese and ham production in the world and should be on a food lover's destination right on top.

French cuisine explores gastronomical wonders, from innovative desserts to various meats, French cuisine is delicious. Rich in flavour, french bakeries create works of art. The use of cured meat and cheese in their food and teaming with the best alcohol in the country is spectacular.

Thailand has scrumptious food for the soul and the mind. Their street food is infamous and so are the seafood array available. Fresh array of seafood is displayed every day in the colourful markets, attracting travellers worldwide.

The good old Spanish classic Paella tastes like heaven in a plate. Again, a seafood lover’s paradise, Spain never disappoints. Spanish cuisine has an amalgamation of spicy as well as exotic flavours, making it all the more tempting and hard to resist.

Last but not the least is India. With its ethnic diversity, there are almost endless types of cuisine available in one country. From the exotic South Indian cuisine to a tummy satisfying North Indian or Lucknowi biryani, to Chaats in Delhi- there is something for everyone.

Indian sweets are world renowned and delicious. The use of masalas in the right amount and making a beautiful dish is what makes India one of the top food destinations in the world. Only a food lover would know what and when to eat, because one should be able to recognise. What fulfils the soul, and what fills the stomach!

The 7 Best Places to Go This Summer That Don't Cost a Fortune

Bhutan

Beat the heat!


The scorching heat of the summer and humidity can be tiring for a person's mind and body. So why not plan a vacation, away from the hustle bustle of the city, in the serenity of the cooler parts of the world without creating a hole in your pocket. Traveling destinations are various but choosing the right option with the best deals is smartness.

Save the dent in your wallet!


Some of the cooler options away from the city are perhaps in the serenity of the hills. Whether it be in your own country, due to time constraints or abroad, there are various pocket friendly options for everybody.

Thailand will always remain a travelers paradise. This traveling destination boasts of cheap flight tickets as well as hotel and food options. One can visit the hilly areas and save on some money by exploring the adventurous aspects, they can indulge into hiking or perhaps camping. Thailand has various landscapes, from beaches to hills. A little in store for everybody.

The windy cold weather of Genting Highlands in Malaysia is one of the best places to visit on a budget tour this summer. The island consists of various stay options, from luxurious resorts to cheap AirBnB rooms. One can enjoy the chilly weather with extravagant food, cheap shopping options and a beautiful theme park to visit. Slurping on some Malay cuisine while enjoying the scenic hills is a must try.

Sri Lanka has been a tourist attraction for a while and it is an ideal travelling destination for many. The picturesque town of Kandy is well known for its temples, gardens and good Sri Lankan food and culture. It gives one a cooler option, away from the hustle of Colombo. It is competitively cheaper from other international travel destinations and will leave you craving for more.

An ideal holiday destination for every traveler, Nepal is the best place to visit this summer. The scenic landscapes with its glorious peaks and adventurous hikes brings out the adrenaline pumping side in you, that you never knew you had. Enjoy the scrumptious Tibetan cuisine and visit the monasteries - rich with culture and religion. Traveling from India is cheap and a road trip is a good idea too.

The 'land of the thunder dragons’- Bhutan is another traveling destination this summer. The pristine untouched natural beauty of this place is breath-taking. The hills offer a great variety of adventurous activities, monasteries, and various other tourist attractions with delicious local food and cheap lodging options for people on a budget.

If you are ready to shell out some dosh to travel a little further away, consider Lebanon as an option. It's rich cultural diversity is worth experiencing. There are various hostels which are available to save on some cash and have the true local experience of the country. Street foods will easily leave your mummy satisfied and your soul asking for more, again cheap.

Maldives are another picturesque traveling destinations with various options available for lodging. Needless to say, the beaches will leave you mesmerised and give you the sexiest tan you need this summer. Take back home a lot of memories at a low price, and leave your relatives and friends astonished.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Budget Travel: How To Visit Napa Valley On A Budget

Napa Valley

TRAVELING NAPA VALLEY WITHIN A BUDGET


Budget travel is a trend now specifically for solo travelers. It is a cheap way to explore a place with limited money and means. There are people who would love to see the world but may not be willing to spend more than a certain amount. Though it sounds like a dream but it can be made into reality by planning a little bit ahead the trip. One can cut down their expenses in different factors where accommodation and food tops the list.

VISITING NAPA VALLEY


A trip to Napa Valley is expensive but to go there within a budget is difficult but not impossible. The beautiful valley in California is one of the major wine producing region and millions of people visit the place every year due to this attraction. Sprawling acres of vineyards, comfortable climate and verdant hills, Napa Valley has all that needs tourist attraction. Along with wine producing it offers scenic views and spicy delicacies. But accommodation, food wineries can leave a hole on your wallet. The high prices however are a proof for the fact that people are willing to spend money to enjoy. But if you need to cut down your expenses, pre-planning and a few compromises and you will make your budget travel to Napa Valley a success.

There are certain aspects of the trip that one needs to keep in mind before visiting the place, one where expenses can be cut down. Here are some tips to keep in mind:

  • Visiting the Valley in winter and spring will help in the budget travel as these two seasons are considered off season. It is the cheapest time as the prices of the hotels drops by half making it easily affordable. Visiting in off season one may miss the grapes and making of wines but will find flowers forming a blanket over the hills giving a breath-taking view. At this time, the crowd is less and therefore more manageable making visit to the wineries more peaceful and exciting. 
  • To cut down the accommodation costs, try to stay further south in downtown Napa where you can get cheap and reasonable hotels to stay. If you are a solo traveller, camping is also an option but that would mean carrying all the equipment. Another way to avoid pricey hotels is to use Couch service which is a website connecting locals with travellers who need a shelter. 
  • Since Napa offers a lot of rich and tasty foods along with wine, one must avoid going to restaurants as they may add up really quick and you may miss your budget. Therefore, it is advisable to stick to food markets where there plenty and of course sandwich counters. 
  • Transportation can be of little problem if you don't have hired cars which is also costly. Renting a bike to explore the place is definitely an option other than shared cab rides or services. There are plenty of door to door cab services offered in the Valley. 
  • One of the major attractions is visiting the wineries and tasting wines. You may be charged accordingly or you can opt for tasting cards. Some wineries may give you free tasting if you buy a bottle or two from them.
Napa Valley is an incredible place with its own history and scenic beauty more than wineries and food. It can be a great experience but it is advisable not to visit the place alone as the costs cannot be split which is important in a budget travel.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Seychelles, A tropical Island Paradise

Seychelles is world renowned for its idyllic countless tropical islands, beautiful boulder-strewn beaches, thriving coral reefs, virgin jungle and its seabird colonies. It comprises over 115 islands scattered all over. The Seychelles lie east of Kenya, near the equator. The Seychelles beaches compete with the best in the world. Many of the islands and atolls are contained within marine sanctuaries .On land visitors can hike mountain trails, bask the ravishing beaches, rock climb, diving, snorkelling, surfing and sailing are all world class and the Seychelles boast some of the richest grounds in the world.

Vallee de mai nature reserve on Praslin Island is a famous park. This park is declared as UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE. The flora and fauna of this nature reserve draws thousands of visitors to this place. This is the only place in the world where you will find the rare coco de mer palm. This palm produces the largest nut in the world. The island features truly exquisite beaches such as Anse Lazio and Anse Georgette; both are the top ten beaches in the world. It provides a base for excursion to nearby islands.

La Digue is also known as Felicite island where time stands still and immemorial traditions like travel by ox cart and bicycle are still king. It is a fourth largest island in Seychelles. The picturesque islands around are the ideal for excursions to snorkelling and diving. It is a quiet place with lust tropical nature where one can relax and enjoy themselves. It is also known as the place for secret sex.

Anse Intendance is one of Mahe’s beautiful beaches. Mahe is the largest island with a backdrop of huge granite peaks. One can enjoy a day excursions to nearby islands and all other islands in Seychelles. It is blessed with white sand beaches and mountainous interior. This crescent sand island’s towards south coast is a favourite surfing spot because of its big swells and wild waves. The lack of protective reef makes swimming a little rough when trade winds blows from the southeast, but sunbathers, beachcombers and photographers will enjoy this picturesque, palm framed strand at any time of the year. Turtles nest along the powdery shores here.



If you are looking for an exciting nightlife in Seychelles, Mahe Island is the best place to be. Although there are night clubs, discotheques and casinos at Praslin Island and Beau Vallon Bay they are not as popular as the one in Mahe. Most of the well-known hotels are situated on this island as well. These hotels have night clubs, disco, bars and casinos.

Cousin Island is a designated nature reserve where one can catch the glimpse of the tatre Seychelles, warbler birds plus sea birds, lizards and hawksbill turtles at sea. Residents include the Seychelles magpie robin; the Seychelles brush warbler, turtledove and the Wedge tailed shear water.

The largest national park in the Seychelles is MORNE SEYCHELLOIS NATIONAL PARK. Hiking trails ascend into the park from the village of Danzil, passing through the plantation and offering spectacular views of the southwest coast of Mahe from the mountain slopes. While walking west through the park, hikers will reach the bnaie ternay and port launay marine parks.

ALDABRA IS THE WORLD LARGEST raised coral atoll. Tiger sharks and mantra rays often prowl the shallows and atoll is a home to thousands of birds. In addition to its rich avian life Aldabra is the habitat of 200000 giant lands tortoises, Five times as many as the Galapagos.

Seafood and steamed rice is the staple diet of Seychellois and the national favourite is grilled octopus with chillies, ginger and garlic, one can dine on mouth-watering Creole cuisine.

So don’t miss out on touring this renowned tropical island.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

The Best Scenic Drives in U.S.

US Highway
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!

Barcelona _1


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.

Barcelona _3


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

Washington_Wine
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.