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.