Showing posts with label tour. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tour. Show all posts

Monday, April 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Beginner’s Guide to Travel Hacking

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

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

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

Here are some of the tips for travel hacking: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Get Paid to Travel Around the World

travel around the world
Usually people can’t afford going on a vacations. Travelling has become almost unaffordable to most of the travel junkies. But do not worry, there are some ways or the other where one can travel getting paid for it. This can be done by getting yourself engaged in various passions.

ENGLISH SPEAKERS: Certain travel agency offers free vacations for English speakers who are willing to spend a week mingling with foreigners to help them practise their language skills. This is also the best way to make lifelong friends from around the world.

NURSING SKILL on the road. If you are a nurse you can go mobile and travel for free to different places and get paid for it. First Aid treatment is very essential for senior citizen who is always down with some sickness or the other.

GET PAID TO SKI by taking part in seasonal work at mountain ski resorts. You don’t even have to know how to ski. Ski resorts hire national from all over the world to fill positions from ski lift operators, hotel and restaurants staff as long as a temporary work visa can be obtained. It is a great chance to live in some of the most beautiful places in the world and get away from the city hustle and bustle.

WWOOF is known as Work exchange on organic and sustainable properties. It gives an opportunity to work on organic farms around the world in exchange for free housing and food. You’re expected to put in around four to six hours of work per day at least two days with anything that needs to be done. Once your shift is over you are free to explore the village’s trails or nearby cities as you please.

INSTRUCTORS who are well versed in a sporting activity surfing, rock climbing, skiing mountain, biking can easily teach other people the ropes. Adventurer work is a great place to start looking for potential instructors jobs around the world. One plus point is if you speak several languages it may be a huge plus point since most tourism agencies rely on their instructors to communicate with many international customers.

If you love mingling and hanging around with people this passion is perfect by being A WALKING TOUR GUIDE which is also another way to get paid but by tips. The tips may not be very much; it can verys well cover the cost of your meals for an entire week. But one must be well versed about the country especially the significance of monuments within a particular area and historical moments. One can also study different cultures while leading tourist to iconic and historic place in the world.

If you have A TALENT TO ENTERTAIN whether it is dancing, singing or even magic tricks, you may find position available with cruise ships around the world. Working with a cruise comes with a salary, free accommodation and chance to travel to many places. You will get to paid to do what you love to travel and perform.

Working as a FLIGHT ATTENDANT is another option. It is 9 to 5 jobs while going from this country to another country. Their salary is less but they get good benefits which includes going on trips with family members.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

How to Get Free Flights to Travel For Free

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A cheap flight is great but a free flight is better. You can score a great travel deal but you have to know the tricks of the trade. Getting free plane tickets is actually not difficult. On every day basis hundreds of people get free plane ticket from major airlines. Those are American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Air Canada, Jet Blue etc. Even if they go in a loss they very well know how to get it back by various methods.

Airlines service is less than perfect. The companies can’t do anything about the weather or air trafficcontrol, but still they are responsible for their customer service. They have to resolve the issues by providing discounts or free flights. Even if you have suffered a service failure or you were disappointed any time by the staff, report your problem to the airlines. If they find you are reasonable in your compliant they’re likely to reward you with valuable vouchers good for future travel.

You can also discover there are many easy ways to earn and use miles to travel the world for free using customer loyalty programme. If you don’t get free flight tickets, using miles can allow you to travel on business class or first class for less than the price of an economy ticket.

Earn miles with Airlines promotions. Typically when an airline introduces a new route,they offer extra miles to their customers who will fly certain routes during a particular time frame. But for this you have to register for the promotion in advance.

Since registration is free, always register for all promotion on the airlines you are going to fly. Be in touch also with the airlines email list to be aware of these promotions well in advance so that you can plan accordingly.

Most of the airlines overbook their flights. But some passengers actually miss their flight because of various reasons like they have arrived late at the airport, were too ill to travel or simply changed their mind last minute, here the airlines are profited, but sometimes if a flight is overbooked and everyone shows up, they have to request some passengers to step off the plane. So in order to keep the passenger satisfied they offer other financial incentives and as a THANKYOU the airlines will reward the person with hundreds of dollar’s airlineticket coupons.

These vouchers are usually valid for one year and up to $500. If you don’t want to be stepped out of the plane to avoid embarrassment the best thing is to volunteer at the desk before they make an announcement especially during the peak travel periods. They even compensate for 1 hrs delay by giving a voucher for $300.

Find a companion vouchers with discounted rates or for free. It is better to take a companion voucher from the airlines itself and not from any agents. Where they have a lot of loop holes.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Space Tourism 101: How to Prepare to Fly Around the Moon

Space X
SpaceX – Fly Across the Moon – 2018

It can be a rare privilege going to space but it evolves a lot of hard work. This was only restricted to the prosperous government having the expertise who had the funds in making trips into space wherein these trips were for the extremely well trained astronauts in the highest physical form. Presently a 14 year old company, SpaceX had made a brave historic announcement disclosing their intention to fly two average Joes all across the moon in 2018.

Vacation in space has now become a business affair just like the purchase of tickets to an African safari. According to Charles Simonyi who had travelled to the International Space Station with the Russian cosmonauts as a tourist in 2007, commented that the tourists have recognized a new low standard for flying in space.

Some non-astronauts have cut deals with Russia in making such a trip and a teacher had been on the ill-fated Challenger in the year 1986. However, no space tourist has ventured as far as proposed by SpaceX. Since the final Apollo mission in 1972, it would be for the first time that any person has been beyond the low earth orbit that is in actual fact the threshold of space.

Eight Months of Training – Russia

Later in the year, the SpaceX customers would be beginning their training and will have to complete their health and fitness tests. Nothing has been mentioned by SpaceX regarding the process though it is likely to be quite demanding.

 It had been narrated to CNNTech by some space tourists about the months of training they had undergone in order to make their trips. The first space tourist, Dennis Tito had described his journey of 2001 as eight days of solid excitement, the best of his life. He thinks of the trip daily. However before the space trip there had been eight months of training most of which had been spent in Russia.

In one of the memorable experience, Tito had been trained by the Russians to use an unusual weapon which had resembled a sawed off shotgun that could fire flares, shotgun shells and rifle bullets. Tito being no marksman had put in his best efforts to fire precisely during the target practice.

G Forces/Sudden Speeding – Stress Bodies

The handle of the weapon a leather covering could be removed to expose a machete. It was believed that if the capsule of Tito had returned to Earth in an unexpected area he probably would need the same to defend himself.

Tito had also mentioned that some of the treasured training he underwent was in experiencing G forces, sudden speeding up which tends to stress the bodies. He was of the belief that it was necessary for space tourist to spend time spinning in a centrifuge. His landing on the Earth had not gone as intended and he experienced more G forces than planned and the training got him over and done with.

The tourists of SpaceX are undertaking a risky trip though it does not seem to be easing the workload for the space tourists. As per SpaceX, the capsule which they will be flying in would be entirely autonomous. The rocket which tends to propel it to space would probably return to Earth landing upright, to be reused on a future journey.



Tuesday, March 28, 2017

10 Tips to Have a Fabulous Holiday Without Breaking The Bank

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Once summer holidays and winter holidays starts people get excited and busy in making their holiday plans. Their mood is all set whether they want to go for a couple of days vacations to be away from the hustle –bustle of the city life or spend a relaxing two week holiday trip at their favourite holiday destination. For this entire holiday monetary fund’s play a very important role whether you would like to blow up your budget and return home repenting on holiday expenses. So for all these there are some tips for having a great holiday without breaking the bank.

Decide first what destination you can afford, So that you can set your holiday budget.

Always settle for a higher budget that includes travelling costs related to travelling and accommodation, shopping, eating and sightseeing.

The season you are travelling is of great importance. Make sure that while you plan your trip it should be during off season or during the week. If your book in advance and avoid weekend travelling you get to save a significant amount of flight and hotel accommodation. The best option that you have is to go for all inclusive. Doing price comparison will surely come handy.

Before you give a final go to the holiday destination, make sure you have cross checked with the airline you are travelling regarding the price. All extra prices like on board meals, baggage and credit card fees will land up being expensive later.

Make sure you are cautious about you baggage weights and documentations. Overweight and having extra bags can cause you around 100 dollars at the airport. If you lose your boarding pass it will cost you forty dollar per person with some airlines.

While on holiday don’t think of going for shopping. One should buy some souvenir of that place. If interested in buying something for friends find out first whether duty free goods are worth buying because sometimes there are chances that you may get it at a cheaper price in your own home town OR watch the items you need to gift is on sale on line or in-store, unnecessary you will be blowing up your budget.

When you have a large family or friend, buying gifts for everyone can drain your bank account fast. So consider the names for your own secret Santa. That is the way everyone still gets a gift and everyone saves a lot of money.

Credit cards are too tempting to swipe. The easiest way to stick to your holiday budget is to use the envelope method. Put the budgeted money in each envelope for different category.

THE HOLIDAYS ARE A TIME TO ENJOY WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND REMIND THEM HOW MUCH YOU CARE. THERE IS NO NEED OF GIFTING PRESENT, BUT YOUR PRESENCE IS IMPORTANT.

Monday, March 27, 2017

Caring for Yourself While Travelling Abroad

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There are different types of travel that appeal to different types of travellers. Especially for :
CHILDREN TRAVELLER
ELDERLY TRAVELLER
TRAVEL DURING PREGNANCY
DISABLED TRAVELLER

Let’s emphasis on these travellers a bit more in detail: 

CHILDREN TRAVELLER: Care must be taken while travelling with children. Preparation should be done well in advance. All children regardless of their age will require a valid passport and visa to enter most countries. Special seating arrangement in planes can always be arranged if advance notice is given. Prepare for all possible travel sickness. Vaccination is important for children, so see that the children are well immunized against diseases. Remember to avoid contaminated food and water.

Children’s skin is very sensitive in the sun. Take sensible clothing, high factor sun screens and avoid exposure to mid-day sun. Pool safety is very important especially when children are around. They have to be watched constantly; don’t depend on the life guard .Even if a pool has a life guard make sure you know where your children are and what they’re doing in the water.

Travel sickness is quiet common in children than adults. Travel sickness is often worse on a boat or ship, long car journey especially along the winding roads can easily induce nausea. A number of travel sickness remedies are available to reduce symptoms of motion sickness .Don’t wait until the symptoms start making its presence felt.

ELDERLY TRAVELLERS: The number of elderly people travelling has been increasing day by day. A greater life expectancy, better health in old age and increasing affluence have given elderly people more time and opportunity to travel or visit friends and relatives abroad. The elderly people are more vulnerable to many sicknesses like HIGH TEMPERATURES AND HEAT STROKE, DEEP VEIN THROMBOSIS, HYPOTHERMIA, and FATIGUE AND EXHAUSTION AND THE EFFECT OF LOW OXYGEN DURING AIR TRAVEL AND AT HIGH ALTITUDE

But there are some guidelines when one must consider when planning the journey of a life time or a world cruise.

Good insurance should be obtained.

Travel should be planned carefully.

A pre-travel consultation should be booked at the travel clinic.

Choose destination with medical facilities and infrastructure.

Medicines should be kept in hand luggage with plenty of stock.

THEREFORE IT IS IMPORTANT TO BEAR IN MIND THAT ELDERLY PEOPLE ENJOY FOREIGN TRAVEL AND SHOULD NOT BE PREVENTED FROM DOING SO.

TRAVEL DURING PREGNANCY: Travelling is usually possible with proper precaution and armed with information when to travel, vaccination needed and insurance. Before planning your trip and before departure always undergo a medical check-up. Find out whether at that destination proper medical facility is available. First three month is crucial so avoid travelling during the first 3 months. Flying is not harmful to you or your baby but discuss it with your doctors. Make sure your travel insurance covers you for any medical illness. Take care to avoid contaminated food and water which could lead to stomach ache and diarrhoea.
DISABLED TRAVELLERS: Some organisations and tour counties arrange trips for the disabled when mobility problem like the Disabled holiday guide has been created to bring a choice of holiday opportunity to those living with special needs and mobility difficulties.

Some problems faced by the disabled travellers are: 

Denied boarding, treated badly, poor assistance, additional charges to receive assistance, loss or damage to mobility equipment and assertive devices. Airlines are usually very helpful and provide assistance if informed well in advanced.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Head to Oman Stunning Coast for Fun and Relaxation

Oman
OMAN has some 3000 kilometres of coastline, most which are pristine, stunning and secluded beaches that face the Indian Ocean with soaring sand dunes or rugged rocks, flourishing coral reefs and unique wildlife. They have beaches and crystal clear Waters. Even the residents and tourist like to come here to swim, play waboba and snorkel.

The Omanis are traditionally a sea faring people of fisherman, traders and shipbuilders. The coast and the sea is the main identity of Omani.

Those who are lover of adventure and exploration will want to take a day trip by dhow that’s Oman traditional word for a taxi or truck.

Oman’s diverse unique and unspoiled landscapes are coupled with a huge range of activities and distance national culture. Coastal resorts offer an amazing range of water sports activities for all ages.

Oman is famous for green turtle heaven with five of the world’s seven species arriving each year to crawl up thebeaches, dig holes in the sand and lay their eggs.

Certain beaches have their own identity like KHALOUF BEACH where eagles and flamingos are seen in large numbers.On TIWI beach during low tide one can paddle out to the coral and snorkel above grouper, sea snakes and batfish. The sweeping coast leads to Bandar Jissah, famous for its lagoon setting and intense blue waters. Apart from all these there are some tourist places where one must not miss it.

The WAHIBA Sands attract desert lover. The color Aries from red to dark honey. One can enjoy the rolling sand dunes and romantic sand driving.

MUSANDAM Fjords are the natural mountain along with their beauty. The crystal clear water and sheer cliffs are there to calm your mind. It is also known as NORWAY OF ARABIA you can enjoy cruising through the khor ash sham the most pleasant experience.

RAS AL –HADD is one of the main tourist spots of Oman. It is the nest of lots of TURTLES;therefore it is called the TURTLE beach resort. You can witness the first rising sun in the entire Arabian Peninsula.

MASIRAH ISLAND is desolated and deserted destination. If you want to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city .This is the best place to unwind yourself.

INCENSE MARKETS IN SALALAH: It is a great importance the trade of frankincense. The incense is made from resin which is a good quality. There is also a beach with a huge mosque of sultan qaboos.

SADAH COAST is fantastic while driving. The landscape is amazing and of unique beauty. The mountains are made of BLACK rock and invaded by sand from the beach.

There are also many museums like the NATIONAL Museum, the OMAN CHILDREN Museum, OmaniFrenchMuseum, Baital Zubairmuseum.

RI YAM PARK is full of entertainment for children.

So have fun with a limitless destination full of culture, excitement, natural richness and incredible landscape at Oman.

Eat Your Heart in Les Gets: Fantastic Foods to Try

Les Gets
When you have spent your day on the slopes you can really work up an appetite. Well Les Gets certainly doesn’t disappoint when it comes to eating. French cuisine is regarded as one of the best cuisines from around the world. In Les Gets, fabulous traditional alpine cuisine awaits and here’s a selection of what you should try.

About Les Gets

Les Gets is one of the resorts that makes up the Portes du Soleil ski area on the French-Swiss border. Only an hour from Geneva airport this cosy traditional French village offers the choice of over 50 restaurants and 14 bars which is great for those who want to sample some great alpine food. In most establishments, you will find the chefs own take on the local long-established Savoyard cuisine and also twists and meals for the more modern tastes.

Incredible eats you should try

With such a selection, you may not know where to start! When you think of alpine food the first thing your mind may conjure up is fondue, and yes you will find this here, along with many other delicious treats. It’s all about local ingredients, of which there are is a bounty, meats and cheeses when it comes to main meals and French pastry and cakes for dessert.

Raclette 

A semi firm creamy mountain cheese typically warmed melted and eaten with bread. At a restaurant, this is usually served with your very own mini grill to warm and brown yourself before serving with bread, pickles and dried meats. In some accommodation, you may even find your own Raclette grill to use, it’s that popular.

Fondue Savoyarde

A classic après-ski dish prevalent in the French Alps. A mix of great French cheeses, flour, garlic and usually white wine melted in a large deep pot. Add some delicious French bread to dip into the cheese and there you have it. Most traditional restaurants in the Alps will serve their version of this dish.

Diots- Savoyard sausages 

These sausages are usually cooked in wine and have a distinct cabbage flavour. They can be eaten hot or cold but are mostly served hot with polenta or croziflette. If eaten cold they are generally covered in Dijon mustard and eaten on their own.

Croziflette

Little pasta shells filled with buckwheat and cooked with cheese. This Savoyard favourite is a twist on the tartiflette which is made with potatoes. It makes a great side dish for grilled meats.

Charcuterie

Charcuterie boards are a popular choice for sharing at meal times. Usually containing different hams, cured dried sausages, pate, terrine and boudin – blood pudding. Of course, served with a good chunk of fresh French bread.

Bugnes

This tasty French pastry is similar to a donut made with flour, eggs, butter and sugar, fried and covered in icing sugar. It is served both as a dessert and also often eaten as a post ski snack.

Tartiflette

A renowned gratin dish made with potatoes, reblochon cheese, lardons and onions. This is a favourite to warm and refuel skiers after a cold snowy day on the slopes. A real comfort food on its own or as a side.

Gateau de Savoie

A simple but difficult to prepare sponge cake originally from the Chambery region. Served with icing sugar and apple jam, this cake goes well with a coffee at lunch or after dinner as a dessert.

Saint-Genix

If you need to refuel and boost your energy levels between ski runs then you will welcome this sugary treat. A brioche style bread-cake with pralines coloured red and plenty of sugar. Often enjoyed with a hot drink as an afternoon snack.

Where to try these interesting plates? 

There are many different restaurants to try in Les Gets with everything you could wish for in an alpine resort. There are also Chalet style hotels where you can stay and eat in the same location, AlpineElements provides a good search tool if you are looking for this type of holiday. It may be difficult to choose but here are a few of the resorts favourites you need to visit during your trip.

La Grande Ourse 

The highest restaurant in les gets boasts amazing views and a cosy atmosphere as well as some lovely dishes to try. The Cornish chef prepares local cuisine with a twist and a popular choice here is the good old sausage and mash. Located at high altitude this restaurant is great if you are staying in this area.

La Croix Blanche

A cosy chalet style restaurants with a fantastic firewood grill. Offering traditional foods, the best the menu has to offer here has to be the selection of grilled meats. Sample the rib of beef, skewered pigs cheeks or lamb chops grilled to perfection or try their speciality pates and fondue. This restaurant is part of a chalet hotel within the mountains and is popular with its guests and lunchtime visitors.

La Pela

The name itself means ‘Tartiflette’ and you will find variants of this recipe on the menu. Offering all traditional plates as well as more modern dishes, the menu although limited will not leave you wanting. The building is a traditional style chalet with a roaring fire to warm you up on a cold day, a popular location so booking ahead is advised at busier times.

Le Vaffieu

Being a mountain restaurant it’s easy to ski in and ski out. However, it can get busy during the day with skiers taking a break during their runs. Plenty of traditional snacks and drinks are available as well as some outstanding gourmet French cuisine. Diners love the views from the terrace – booking is advised here too as it can get busy at peak times.

La Case K2

If you are looking for something other than traditional French food or you just need a break from cheese this café is a good option. Located near to the centre of the village it offers simple but delicious burgers and fries, crepes and other snacks. It also sells a vegetarian burger and vegetarian options are pretty rare in Les Gets! Great for a quick snack or lunch.

La Copeux

An atmospheric restaurant located in the centre of the village. The menu offers traditional Savoyard specialities with a modern twist within its cosy comfortable classic alpine surroundings. Make sure you check out the ‘plat de jour’ for a real treat which as the name suggests changes daily.

Le Flambeaux 

Known mostly for its homemade desserts this restaurant has become more popular in recent years. Described as a unique and family friendly location the food does not disappoint and visitors who love the venue return time and time again. Try the old-fashioned cuisine including pears with wine or tiramisu with rhubarb for a truly fabulous dessert.

What else? 

Every Wednesday between 9am and 10am you can take a cheese tour at the local Perrières dairy ‘Fruitière des Perrières’. You can learn all about the cheese making process and why this regions cheeses are so special. You can also sample the delectable cheeses produced here. Tours are free of charge but must be booked in advance.

So much food to eat, so little time! Forget the skiing, Les Gets is worth a visit just to take the culinary journey through this classic French alpine cuisine at its finest. What are you waiting for?

Thursday, February 9, 2017

For the Disabled Traveler, Strategies for a Successful Trip

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Gone are those days when disabilities would stand as a barrier to your dreams. They say that you can do anything if you believe that you can do it. History proves that a lot of people with disabilities have been able to achieve what they wanted, just with the right techniques.

Now if we come to travelling, it gives you a kind of a rush. Studies prove that travelling is good for your mind and body. If we talk about disabled people, it is even better for them as that helps in bringing about a change in their day to day mundane life. Here we discuss some of the things that you need to keep in mind to overcome your disability and have an amazing trip the memories of which will last you a lifetime.

Choose the Right Companion: 

This goes for everyone, be that person disabled or not. When you travel, you need good company to enjoy your trip. It turns out to be a necessity in case of disabled people because there are certain things that need to be taken care of. The person with you should be physically strong and mentally calm. He should be caring and responsible at the same time because he might have to face a bit of inconvenience at times. The person should be ready to sacrifice some of his comforts to make sure that the disabled person if fine. This way, things will turn out to be just fine.

Choose the Right Destination: 

When you have a disability, your body wouldn’t permit you to roam around all kinds of places. So, you need to choose wisely as to where you want to go and accordingly make the plans. Choose a place that will be comfortable to travel and that has all the arrangements you will require. Choose a place which have friendly people as that will help you a lot. U.S.A., Canada, Germany are pretty friendly places to visit. Even Thailand can be a good option.

Know if the place is Mobility friendly: 

When you are supposed to go and visit a place, it is better to clear out all your doubts regarding the mobility of that place, in case you have any disability. For example, if you have some problem in walking, do call up the hotels and ask if they have any alternative to stairs and so on. Never assume things as that might cause a lot of trouble later on.

Never Under estimate yourself: 

You might often think that you can’t go for trips just because of your disability. If you do so, you are absolutely wrong. There have been so many physically challenged people who have almost roamed around the whole world. Always keep your spirits high. Research proves that traveling makes people with disabilities feel better and healthier.

So, these are a few tips for successful trips if you are physically challenged. Go out and conquer the world.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

What to Do If You Lose Your Luggage In Another Country

Luggage
It is one of a traveller’s worst nightmares. When you realise that your baggage is lost it is really irritating. There are many instances where your baggage can be lost either by airlines or left some where not remembering where it was last.

We can take some precaution relating to baggage lost in transit by the airlines. Sometime lost bags are only delayed as airlines have sophisticated systems of tracking them down and can do it within few hours, sometimes chances are there that the bags are simply got on the wrong flight.

It is an awful experience when an airline loses your luggage and it happens to hundreds of passengers experience every single day. They are left only with the clothes they have travelled in and will be spending most of the money on last minutes T- shirts and toiletries to carry with them.

Don’t panic first thing talk to the representative of your airlines you have travelled at the airline baggage counter, which can be found near the baggage carousel. Always keep the luggage receipt for every bag you checked when you first arrived at the airport .This will help the attendant to determine if your luggage is delayed, left in transit or lost.

Always know certain law about the airlines like the airlines will pay reasonable expenses until they are found.so receipt s is important. If your luggage is deemed lost, many airlines claim allowance, which is usually printed on the back of your ticket, it is important to take these claim allowances into careful consideration especially when you are packing.

There are certain prevention that can eliminate hassles:

Avoid connecting flights when you are planning your air travel. Take off all the old tags from the flight you have already travelled, as these may confuse the person responsible for sending the luggage.

Always see that the correct destination tags are attached to the bags.

Put a label on the bag with the address and phone numbers. Use something to differentiate your suitcase such as color ribbon to help avoid someone with similar looking bag from taking it by mistake.

The best way to identify your suitcase more easily is by taking a snap shot.

The airline can take few hours to a month to locate your bag and another four weeks to three months to reimburse you. For that they will offer you travel voucher worth more than the cash they owe you. But you should make sure those aren’t expired or blackout dates.

Always keep your packing list in your carry bag along with a pair of clothes if required when baggage are lost. This way you won’t forget anything of important when the airlines representative asks you to submit the itemised list of what you packed.

Never assume that your delayed luggage will be delivered to you for free. Negotiate with the airline first.

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Around The World with a Spoon and a Fork

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I think it’s a part of a whole culture of manners. If you come across the rules of how to handle food in etiquette books there will be things like SOUP must be drunk from the edge of the soup spoon or how to eat a peach with a fork. There are also other reasons why people eat with a spoon and fork. Generally they prefer because they don’t want to pick things up and eat them with their fingers. They don’t want their fingers to get sticky and some people want to remain dignified and graceful while having their meal. There are variety of spoon and fork like the cocktail fork, soup spoon, dessert fork, dessert spoon, a nice-cream fork as well as separate knives and forks for fish, Pastry fork and a fondue fork.

Most of the countries use spoon and fork but very few don’t use they prefer eating with their bare hands.Overall I think this should not be labelled as table manners. The table manners are what the society makes it compulsory to accept it. All these create only cultural differences and preferences. With all these table manners there will always be communal standards depending on what kind of community a person came from.

In the upcoming generation there has been new method of serving meals like the starters, main courses and desserts, where before they didn’t have all these courses and so they had a very few items of cutlery. But now a spoon and a fork have to be kept on the counter.

Spoons also has become one of the important cutlery in everyday life you can say it is good way of hygiene and handling food.

Using different types of spoon for different purpose is also important you can’t use any spoon for any other purpose so spoon plays a very important role in human life. Fork and spoon can be used to eat in any hand depending upon individual whether they are left handed or right handed.

Some countries do not use fork and a spoon especially Japan and China they use chopstick. So one must respect their culture/racial differences and eat as per their country. In Thailand it is consider rude to put food in your mouth using a fork. The food is traditionally eaten with a spoon and fork.

In Cambodia and Laos it is something different. The cutlery is served at the table in a half glass of boiling water to sterilize them.

While dining in chile always make sure you use cutlery as touching food with your hands is considered rude.
So always go with the trend while dining in any country.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

What to Do When You Fall Sick in a Foreign Land

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Falling sick in a foreign land can be a real nightmare. We often neglect ourselves while on trip, saying that we will look into the matter after reaching home. But always remember A STITCH IN TIME SAVES NINE.

First thing to be done is get a travel insurance before leaving for a holiday especially who is a regular traveller. This will take care of your medical expenses incurred when you fall sick during your travel and tours.

Whenever you fall sick always remember don’t get stressed out. Be calm take a break and relax.

Try to book your holidays through some travel agent. They will be able to guide you if something goes wrong with your health. They will suggest you to go to a particular doctor since they have the information of all the helplines.

Don’t forget to leave your home without a first aid box. If you are suffering with any common problem associated with travelling you can just pop up the concerned pills from your first aid box.

When you fall sick try to avoid street food and only drink bisleri or any bottled water for the time being till you get back on your feet. Always see that you are hydrated .Make sure you drink lot of water and warm beverages.

Take preventive measures when one is having a cold. Wash your hand frequently, avoid touching youreyes. Have some vitamin C and vitamin D to give you more energy.

If you twist your ankle develop a heat rash. Don’t hesitate to use a local care. Remember doctors in that particular place are well versed with the local sickness and can treat you properly. The traveller can find local medical care through the state department website, but the state department is not responsible for any quality services provided by any doctor or hospital on the list.

In the most dire health situation like a heart attack or serious car accident, in this case it is best to contact the local embassy. The embassy makes an arrangement to get you airlifted out of the country and back home if required.

Once you finish visiting a foreign doctor and you are at home. Be sure you contact your hometown doctor and tell him the diagnosis given, what course of action or treatment has been given. Your family doctor may have an input or further instructions for you.

Tell the doctor everything about what you have eaten in the past 48 hrs. Some times the food doesn’t agree with some people. He will be able to diagnosis properly.

If you have a chronic medical condition and require the use of specific devices or medication make sure that you should have an access s to these treatments prior leaving your home. The travel insurance agents will be able to assist in securing these services prior to departure and also if you run out of medicines on your trip.

If planning to travel over a long distant for over a 12 hours period and not well in that case take a day or two off to recover instead of attempting a 12 hours bus trip.

ALL THESE LITTLE TIPS WILL HELP YOU TO HAVE A PEACEFUL HOLIDAY. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

6 Reasons Why Asia is Calling You!

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For a lot of people, the east still remains symbolic of everything exotic, enchanting and mysterious. So if you are an ardent traveller, and you have always wanted to venture out into the east, now might be your chance. Here is why you should definitely visit Asia:

  1.  Whereas countries like southern France or Spain offer spectacular views and are serious travel destinations among avid travellers, most people on a budget crunch cringe at the expenses. Now Asia is comparatively cheaper and makes you travel in easy without breaking the bank and thus not making you worried about money and helping you to focus more on the sights in front of your eyes. You go back home with a heart filled with zen and a bag filled with Kodak memories. 
  2.  Asian food is the best. No matter where you are in Asia, from India to Thailand to Japan to Hong Kong, let’s just say you are going to be in one big ride of gastronomy which goes only up. From big gourmet restaurants to street vendors, you can get gobsmacking taste bud bursting food everywhere which would only make your visit all the more worthwhile. 
  3.  Asia is perhaps the only continent with as much a sprawling diversity that it actually offers. You get to meet people of varied nationalities, varied taste and varied culture. Even different places within the same nation can be so drastically different it can take your breath away. The northern Indian culture is completely different from the southern Indian culture. 
  4.  Asia is a continent, which holds a regard for family like no other. So if you want to get off the beaten track and opt for a home stay instead of a hotel one, you can be assured that you will be treated to the warmest hospitality. 
  5.  You can easily find your kind of adventure in every corner of Asia. If your adventure is getting drunk and partying all night, well the beaches of Thailand were made for you. but if you do like spending your time amidst nature seeing wildlife, perhaps taking a ride on the elephant or seeing a royal Bengal tiger up close and personal there are plenty of options for you there as well. And if your adventure defines your spirituality, then from the monasteries to temples to stupas to sites engraved in sumptuous past, Asia has it all. All you need is a flight ticket. 
  6.  Asia has something for everyone. And if you have not visited yet, now is a good time to reconsider. From Japan the land of the rising sun to Thailand the party capital, to Singapore the perfect caterer to all your consumerism needs to India to feel in your cultural curiosity to Vietnamese food and history to the majestic grandeur of china or the lesser known beauties of Sri Lanka, you can choose the destination based on your desire and budget but be assured regardless of what you choose, this is a vacation that would never disappoint you.

How to safari in South Africa on a budget

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A safari in the beautiful sun kissed jungles of South Africa to visualize the massive diversity of flora, fauna and wildlife is what every person dreams of. It is something that every animal lover would want to do at least once in the lifetime. However, in spite of being everyone’s holiday dream most people cannot make the trip only for cost issues. Safaris are highly expensive holiday choice and the words ‘safari’ and ‘budget’ do not gel well together. However, there are certain ways in which you can enjoy a bush experience without spending ‘too much’.

Location plays an important role 

When it comes to vacation and touring, location certainly plays a significant role. The closest bush destination airports from South African international airport are Richard’s Bay, Hazy view, Skukuza, Hluhuwe, but are expensive. Instead picking a safari which is close to local low cost airlines like Safair, Kulula, and Mango will reduce the expenses. For example the Pilanesberg national park is close to the Lanseria Airport and a visit during weekdays means reduced Safari costs. Moreover, while opting for car hire services vacationers must stick to local car services as their packages are reasonably priced. While these local car hire services can be availed at a low cost, they are also well versed about the environment and wildlife in the surrounding regions.
SANParks for budget vacation

South African national parks or SANParks operate 20 different parks across the country. Compared to the privately operated lodges, their properties are far cheaper. There are numerous accommodation options in national parks like guesthouses, cottages, chalets, huts and campsites. All these accommodations can be booked with ease prior to the trip through the park’s central website. Skukuza being one the largest offers steakhouse chain restaurant, a number of shops and a variety of different cottages. There are swimming pools and play areas for family vacationers, and a decent cottage for four costs a considerable £138 for one night. If vacationers want to go for cheaper and more exciting lodging options they can stay in electricity free tents. In these wilderness camps a single fence separates the animals from the people and a two person tent costs a mere £32 for one night.

Visit during the low seasons 

If vacationers are on a low budget and still want to get the best of Safari experience they can visit the bush regions of South African during low seasons. The dry winter which is between the months of May and September are low seasons. Thought in the North, it is considered as the ideal time for game viewing. During the winter seasons animals flock around the waterholes making it easier to spot them. Mosetla Bush Camp and eco lodge close to the Lanseria airport offers reliable game viewing, value for money services and game rich Madikwe reserve. It offers a rustic camping experience and is lit at night with mesmerizing paraffin lamps. Discount sites is the best option for those who want to get the best of experience at a reasonably low price.

Friday, January 27, 2017

7 Most Popular Destinations in Germany

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The travel mongers are always on their way to figure out the best travel destinations of the world that is sure to leave a lasting impression on their mind and soul. Venturing out for different dimensions of the world definitely harbingers a lot of fun and excitement and simultaneously is a process enrapt with a lot of learning experience and when you are puzzled in terms of selecting your holiday resort, Germany can be the most enticing holiday destination that will surely mesmerize you with their enriched heritage of European culture, tradition and history.

The 7 most watched out places in Germany are: 

  1. The Cologne Cathedral –  This castle was once heralded as the magnificent building of the world and is now the tallest twin-spired church. If you visit Germany, your journey remains incomplete if you do not figure out this cathedral which is a perfect blend of serenity and charm. UNESCO has also acclaimed it to be the World Heritage site. 
  2. Lake Constance –  It is one of the famous travel destinations in Germany. The picturesque view of the landscape around the Lake accompanied by a gentle breeze is a thumbs up for all the holiday lovers which is capable of providing a relaxing session for all the visitors. Besides, the lake also features several water based activities, hiking and biking trails, routes for skating and many more. There are many nearby resorts and hotels where you can have a nice and comfortable stay while enjoying the constant view of the landscapes. 
  3. Neuschwanstein Castle – This castle is sure to remind you of the fairy tales that you came across in your childhood. The grandeur of the castle will leave you awe-stricken. Neuschwanstein Castle build in a medieval style is also one of the aspiring places of Germany. The castle gives you a feel of dreamland. 
  4. Europa-Park Rust –  It is known as the theme park of Germany. After Disneyland of Paris, this is the most famous holiday resorts. It is one of the top-notch places for entertainment because of its many kinds of roller coasters, a 4D cinema and a lot more of attractions. 
  5. Heidelberg Castle And Old Town –  The place is classified as the most romantic spot of Germany. The city on the bank of river Neckar will leave you in a trance. This is the best place to spend some quality time with your romantic partner. The ruins of the castle turn out to be so attractive to the tourists that every year it is visited by a mass number of people. 
  6. ULM Minister – It is a Gothic Lutheran church and is also the longest church of the world. The church is a master piece of art and architecture that defines Germany at its best. 
  7. MiniaturWunderland Hamburg – It is the biggest model of railroad system in the world which draws many visitors. You cannot miss to experience this art loaded with so much of technicalities.

Monday, January 16, 2017

5 do’s and don’ts in Travel photography

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People love to take photographs while travelling so that they can keep it as a remembrance for the future. But there are some do and don’t step to be followed while removing a beautiful snap.

RULES WHERE ONE SHOULD FOLLOW ARE:

Firstly always ask permission before taking any photography of any public places especially the markets stalls. It is really easy to get caught up in the beauty and excitement of being somewhere new and seeing new things. So it is best to practise to ask someone before taking a picture. If they are saying no don’t worry just say thanks and move on.

People usually love to wake up late in the morning when on vacations. But they forget that sunrise and sunset gives the best light no matter what your style of photography is, you need light.

When the sky is cloudy tourist tend to feel very upset because of the bad weather. But remember in broad daylight it filters out harsh sunlight and give you much better photos.

Always keep safety in mind. Don’t pressure yourself to get the best and the most daring photos. Travel Photography is stunning in sometimes the simplest forms, so no need to hang off the edge of a cliff.

If you are travelling to somewhere completely new do some research first to make sure you are aware of the don’ts for that specific location .Follow the rules carefully because of your safety.

Go to a popular location at unpopular times such as early morning before the crowd rolls in, where you can really enjoy your sightseeing with minimum amounts of tourist.

Do be aware that a selfie stick can also act as a weapon .Use it carefully and responsibly.

Don’t worry about getting the perfect shot. It takes the fun of adventure away. There will always be another sunset and sunrise and another new street around the corner.

Don’t ignore the signs in Museum or sacred places stating photography is forbidden. Respect the request.

Always be considerate and courteous. It is easy to block paths, create pedestrian jams and get in the way. Therefore operate with efficiency and purpose to get the shot you want without disrupting anyone else.

Do brush up on local customs and traditions before you get snapping .So that you are aware of the cultural differences.

Don’t put yourself and others at risk to achieve a Stellershot. Always be aware of your surroundings and put safety first before you.

Finally make sure you spend at least half the time at those pictures taken by you. Also take a look at the scenery around you without looking through a screen. Capturing memories is important but so is enjoying the moment.

With everything in life taking photos while travelling should always remain fun and exciting. Never take yourself too seriously and keep snapping.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

How to Enjoy Vacations with Kids


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Any parents who wish to travel with kids should plan it in a logistic way. Now days without us telling the organiser about our plans they know what we require and provide it.

The wish list of the parents includes many things: To keep the children occupied, a plentiful and available supply of kid friendly food, sleeping arrangement and even to ensure that Mom and Dad get a break too. Children too enjoy vacations not because they get to see the world’s best place or so on, but because of a much richer treasure. Usually parents are more relaxed, morefun and more emotionally available. The parents give full attention only to the kids during vacations and these sweet pleasures are the golden experiences that shape rich childhood memories.

To enjoy the best place is the resort where these establishments often feature fantastic pools, water sports and supervised kiddie clubs for the young ones. Taking advantages of these resorts, the parents spend less time thinking about where to eat and what kids will do and more time relaxing. There are extra important thing where one can also follow.

Take lots of snacks, drinks, long plane rides everywhere you go. Let the kids eat whatever they want so no need of restricting them.

Plan no more than one event per day because too many events with stress your kids and make them cranky. So plan less you’ll all enjoy it more.

Pacing also means allowing extra time in the day for some down time. Kids need rest periods and they also need to run around and let off some steam.

Offer snacks and drinks before kids get too hungry or thirsty. Take a break before they're overtired.

Be flexible can make your holiday an enjoyable one. Be open to the kids and all the possibilities that come your way.

Plan no more than one event per day because too many events with stress your kids and make them cranky. So plan less you’ll all enjoy it more.

Snuggle with your child every morning before getting out of bed. Bring some books from home where you can read some stories out to them.

Make sure you lie down with your child at the end of the day. Ask them about their favourite and the worst thing of that day and what are they looking forward tomorrow.

There should be some soothing activities for the little ones like the sand play, waterplay, bubbles, and clay.
If going with an extended family but still the kids would like to spend time you. This is the perfect opportunity to turn off your cell phone and sees what an inspired parent you are when you have a chance to relax and revel in just being alive.

Don’t try to work on vacation this is a family time. Forgo organized evenings in favour of family boards and keep your focus on connecting fun rather than sightseeing or structured activities.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Three Days Vacation on the Paradise Island: Mauritius


Mauritius
Usually this place is well known for honeymoon couples. But apart from them many other tourists also visit these places because of the gorgeous beaches in the world with powdery whitesand and warm azure waters. It is not only confined to beaches but there are many other activities like historicsights and lushforest there one can spend their beautiful holidays.

The streetfood in Mauritius is amongst the best in the world. It has a unique mix of Chinese, Indian,African and Creole dishes. It is full of different flavours like spices and variety of colours.

Instead of travelling in a car driven by a driver t is better to rent a car and drive yourselves.

When you drive on your own you discover a secret beach or stumble uponarestaurant and explore the hidden villages. Make sure you drive along Mauritius southerncoast .It got the best island to offer. Also you won’t forget the feeling of wind hitting your face as you drive through the winding roads to reach the southernmost tip of the island at Gris.

While driving you will be surrounded by teaplantation and enveloped with fog. If you are a tea enthusiast you could take guided tour.one must not forget to dine at the terrace restaurant. It offers stunning view of the island Mauritius and an extensive variety of teas on the menu.

Make sure you wander through a few sugarcane fields while you are in Mauritius. Sugarcane has a long history in this place.It is possible to sample a variety of sugars here.Don’t leave Mauritius without trying a glass of fresh sugarcane juice.

The people over here are warm, cheerful,welcoming and very helpful. The highlight of any trip is the people. If ever you lose your way then random strangers helps you with the directions.

The coloured earth at Chamarel is a little known village in South Mauritius which hold many surprises. Thecoloured earth with different colours like purple, yellow, oranges and red coalesce forms anduneven volcanic surfaces. The drive to Chamarel is punctuated by waterfalls and gorges. Don’t miss on visiting the view points for rugged panoramas of the mountainous areas of Mauritius.

Explore the beautiful beaches like BELLE MARE BEACH, LA CUVETTEBEACH AND LE MORNE. If you are a lover for kite surfing then Morne is the best place for you.

Mauritius is a secret rumparadise. Jamaica might be known for producing the best rum in the world, but Mauritius isn’t far behind.

There are various watersport activities such as snorkelling; deep-sea diving, deep-sea fishing, parasailing and scuba diving. You canalso experience under sea walk which is something very unique.

Skydiving for the first time is an unforgettable experience and when combined with the views over paradise on earth, a sky dive in this place will stay in your memory bank forever.

Therefore the only way to experience the true nature of the island and the people is to get out and mix around.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Step By Step Guide To Planning Your Ideal Holiday

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Choosing a destination is very important while planning your holidays. This will give a definitegoal. Most of the people follow a group or family without even knowing which all destinations they are going to visit. Your holiday destination is of crucial importance to getting what you want out of your time off, be it relaxation, exploration, adventure or a mixture of all three.

Therefore deciding the destination should be your first mile stone which will help your planning much easier.
Additionally the IDEAL DESTINATION IS WHAT MAKES AN IDEAL HOLIDAY.

Estimate your expense once you decide on your holiday .Next step is to plan how many days you will be in that place. With this you can research the cost for your destinations, the style of travel you would like to have. Also have an estimate of the amount you want to spend on accommodation and other things. Planning everything in advance will help you to bring down the total expense of your holiday trip.

Start saving your money for the trip. Estimation will give you a rough idea of how much money you need to save or accumulate for your holiday trip. Saving money is really important during traveling as it can be quiet useful during the trip, so while travelling spend each penny wisely.

Hotel Booking: If you are on a budget holiday then something cheaper will be a deal for you. You will need to book early most especially when your holiday is scheduled for the peak seasons.

Usually planning in advances is always rewarding. Be sure you have not skipped yourself out of the last minute deals which can be quiet cost saving especially for flights and cruisebookings.

Booking flights are very important for your holiday trips. Since this expense also includes in your travel expense. If planning to go out for a holiday during long weekends and vacation time then the rates are very high so for this one must book well in advance where you can save a lot.

It is always cheaper to fly during the middle of the week than on a weekend because most people travel on the weekends and airlines hike their prices then. This doesn’t mean that one should avoid travelling during weekends. You can always be flexible about your budget.

Early morning or late night flights are cheaper because very few people would like to travel then. The difference of one day means hundreds of dollars in savings.

Plan your activities very carefully, don’t make it complicating .You are in a holiday with less time to waste. So planning will save sometime in your destination.

Limited luggage always gives you more comfort while travelling. It is not possible for some people to carry limited luggage especially while travelling with a family. Start packing days before or even weeks ahead of your scheduled date. This will give you to make a complete list or even purchase additional items you need for your vacation.

Last but not the least along with these guidelines make sure you enjoy your trip to the fullest.