Showing posts with label travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label travel. 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

travel tips
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.

Monday, March 20, 2017

4 Ways to Book a "Round the World" Ticket for Cheaper

Round the World
People always have a dream of exploring the world before they die. For a trip like this it is always expensive, especially by air. Around the world travel is just not for the young or wealthy people but also for students and retired people who can avail of this vacation taking the advantage of the convenient pricing and flexibility of around the world tickets. There is no limit for your travel it can be for few days to a few years. You can have many stopovers or side trips.

Here are some ways to make your trip more affordable. You can take a dream trip and stick to a budget. Always avoid when planning a trip is at season time. During this time the price of a single flight cost more than the normal fare. Therefore before planning look at seasons around the world.

Limit your number of destinations.The world is a big place, but you can’t see it all at once. You have to break your holidays in many parts, because more the cities you visit the more your ticket will cost, therefore eliminating your destination will save more money on the ticket and you can get more quality time in the place you visit.

Every one loves to travel from one point to another without breaking their journey, but nonstop flights are the most expensive ones. So be open to connecting flight where it will be much cheaper. A stopover and a particular place can increase the value of your trip without increasing your cost. There is few option for interesting stopover destinations like HONG KONG, TOKYO, FIJI, AMSTERDAM and SEOUL.

Some of the world’s most enticing destinations are on the other side of the equator from home. Overland travel allows you several things, a glimpse beyond as country’s flashy cosmopolitan surface, and a first-hand view of its beautiful countryside.These long flights are costly, so it is better to minimize the number of long haul flights in your itinerary and spend that extra money doing other fun and interesting things.

Some airlines do offer good deals on last minute fares. Early access to the seat inventory helps you to book cheapest ticket and if at all your trip is still out of reach ask for advice, which places are making your trip costly. The travel consultants are best to be contacted where they add or eliminate the stops to lower the price. They try to check out which airlines offer discounts for travellers over 65 yrs. and above then for students and children and infants also.

So if you want to master travelling around the world on a budget, get all the information you will need.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

How to Stay Productive During a Flight Delay

Flight Delay
These two words FLIGHT DELAY can make our heart sink the moment you see a new time on the flight board, and then we just think and stare now what.

NOW a days it seems that wait times have become more unbearable .Travel delays can happen when you least expect them. So it is best to be prepared rather than spending your waiting time on Facebook. Delay can always happen whether you are travelling for a vacation or for a business trips.Try to use these simple strategies to help time pass by more quickly and productively.

Make sure you have personal Wifi hot spot on your phone or other mobile devices that can be valuable for travelling entrepreneurs. You can find a business lounge or first class lounge that offers comfortable seats and other amenities. The main thing is don’t forget your charger which will leave you stranded doing nothing.

Being productive isn’t always about completing specific task right away. If you spend all your time during a flight delay, doing your work. Then you might find yourselves too worn out by the time you reach your destination. So it is important to take a break during your delay and grab a healthy snack to keep your energy levels up throughout the day.

Get compensated for your delay flight in case of business loss or loss time .Put in your requirement so that you can get your money back or even a credit towards a future flight. Most of the airline passengers receive refunds for flights that are cancelled or delayed by more than two hours, even if it is a non-refundable fare. Some airlines also pay a packages of 500$ for expense like accommodation, meals, transportation and toiletries.

Flight delay causes a lot of stress and one feels overwhelmed. Instead of brooding about the situation, start to meditate. Meditation can be practised anywhere. It doesn’t require any special equipment. Just a few minutes you are able to clear your mind and arrive at your destination feeling refreshed and ready for your next morning.

Try to take a stroll inside the airport visiting shops of different articles; sometimes some airports have mini-spas that offer massages and other treatment.

If the delay is long enough then you can go out for a sight-seeing. Find out from any local where someone can arrange a quick tour of the city.

Therefore it is always good to have another plan B whether it’s personal entertainment, professional work.
Find alternatives things to do, that can make your time a little more productive.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

How to Plan a Trip Along with Your Pet

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If you have a pet then you know that making travel plans includes deciding whether to take them with you or leave them in the care of a sitter or boarding facility’s.

A trip cannot be enjoyed if your four legged member of the family can’t come along. But travelling with a pet can be highly stressful both for you and your pet, but also it can be a wonderful and bonding experience or not so pleasant one. It all depends on proper planning and preparation.

Not all pets are suited for travel. Lot depends upon their temperament and physical impairments or suffers from an illness. The best thing is to consult your veterinarian.

To ensure you have a safe and comfortable journey here are some tips.

Identification tags are very important for your pet before setting out for a trip. If you should become separated from your pets their identification is the surest way they will find their way back to you. Usually veterinarian recommends fitting a microchip in them which serves as an ID Tags.

Choose what is safest and the most comfortable travel for your pets.

BY CAR:The safest way for your dog to travel in the car is in a crate that has been anchored to the vehicle using a seat belt. Seat belt are also useful from preventing them to roam around the car otherwise they will distract the driver. Always keep your pets in the behind seat to prevent them form any injury.

See that the head of the dog is not out of a window where injury can be caused by particles of debris or fall sick due to cold air. Stop frequently to allow your pet to exercise and eliminate, but see that they have their leash, a collar and their ID card. Last thing never leave your pet alone in the car for a long time, because the heat can take a toll on them.

BY AIR: Dogs with pushed in face like the bulldogs, pugs and Persian cats are risky to make them travel by plane, because of their short nasal passages leave them especially vulnerable to oxygen deprivation and heat stroke. If you decide to fly with your pets, cabin is the only option depending on the size of your pet.

Take precaution when your pet is going through the security screening. See that you pet is securely harnessed.

Animals flying in the cargo area should be kept a strict watch. Some of them are killed or injured, because of the hot and cold temperament,poor ventilation and rough handling.

Always use direct flight and travel on the same flight along with your pet, make sure that your pet nails have been clipped to protect them against getting hooked in the carriers, door holes and other crevices.

BY SHIP:Very few cruise liners welcome pets. Some of them permit pets in private cabins, but most confine pets to kennels. Find out its policies and which ship has kennel facilities. Be sure the kennel is protected from elements and check on your pet.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

How to Survive On a Deserted Island

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There are many ways where one can be stranded on a deserted island due to shipwreck or crash landing or some tourist spending time on a beach h with tropical blue waters without any shade over their head or a meal or water while enjoying their your holiday. But still too there are chances of survival if certain simple procedures are followed, otherwise the deserted island paradise becomes a worst nightmare.

Always have a positive frame of mind when you find yourselves in a survival situation. Calmness, adaptability and clear thinking will make you go through the rough phase of life. You can lose control and end up losing your chance of survival. Always thrive and be able to greet your rescuers with a smile and a full belly.

First thing is if you have crash landed on the island see if any injuries have affected you.Treat them as soon as possible since in the tropics any cut can quickly go sceptic and result in gangrene. Look around for safety precautionslike the area you are in is safe, are there wild animals and risk of flooding.

Finding drinkable and fresh water is the top priority on a deserted island which can quench your thirst, keep you alive even if living without food. There are ways of storing water like setting up water collection devices.

Shelter spot has to be found so that one can relax under the shade. if there is no shelter then if you have a raft lean it up against the a rock wall , put some branches of leaves on top of it .Always build your shelter on the beach so that one can run out quickly to signal passing boats or planes. Make a fire place around the shelter so that you will not come in Contact with the insect and snakes.

Food can be found in plenty like the molluscs, oysters,clams,mussels,seaweed and fish can all be eaten, but some care should be taken to see that is not poisonous, for that there are certain ways to find out by rubbing the food over the back of your hand and wait for some time to see if there is any reaction. Fruit and vegetable are also found, where one can roast and eat. Be careful about eating berry, mushrooms or certain plants which can be poisonous.

To be noticed by the rescuers build a big fire on the highest shore point, where the fire is most visible. Create several fire piles that you can light quickly one after another. Go around the island in search of materials that will reflect the sun and use them to signal passing planes to boats.

The main important thing is if you’ll are in a group act on all approved ideas together. Everyone should work together to ensure that all needs are met and to ensure that all resources available are put to good use. Will power is what allows people to survive without food for weeks. Without the will to live you won’t,if you give up that will be the end.






Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Reason to Travel Alone

Travel Alone
While we often plan trips with family and friends, many benefits to traveling alone often go unexplored.

We get involved too much between work, school, family and friends and our extracurricular activities and our lives become hectic. Therefore at one point of time we all just want to be away from our daily schedule and be alone, which can reboot our brain and unwind, improve concentration. So taking a trip on your own allows you to focus solely on yourselves, your wants, needs, feelings and it helps you to clear your mind and put things into perspective.

Travelling with family and friends can be fun but you will have to follow what the others are doing and which sometime you don’t feel like doing it. Like what time to wake, where to eat, what sights to see and what activities to pay for etc., but when you travel alone you’re able to control your own itinerary, make sure you don’t miss out on a single sight, restaurant or activity. You can do what you want to do 24/7.

You can stay within your budget. Money is always a pressure point when it comes to travel; everyone has different habits and attitudes. It is much easier to figure out your budget for a trip and plan accordingly. It’s simply much easier to create your own budget and stick to it rather than overspending because you travel with someone with expensive taste.

Travelling alone can be scary especially when you are not familiar with the places. But sometimes when you stop at a coffee shop or travel in a local transport you tend to meet many people where you can always ask for suggestion where to go next. If you‘re in a foreign country try to find spots that are popular with expats, sign up for cooking classes or museum tour to meet people with similar interest.

There will always be people trying to stop you to go alone specially your family member who are worried for your safety. They will call you crazy. Don’t fall a prey for that and you don’t have to prove yourself to anybody. A trip alone is about proving yourself how strong and capable you are. So boost your confidence and see how much you can achieve.

The trip will make you more independent. You don’t have to rely on someone else; you know you are capable of solving any problem. Taking a trip by yourself forces you to make all the decisions, figure out your own directions, be your own tour guide and deal with your own problem if they arise.

Sometime you may plan a trip to find out how to find independence, feel free and be some time alone. Travelling can open up a side of yourselves that you never even know existed. Solo travel forces you to be aware and see the world around you and not only look at it passively.

Truly experiencing life requires taking the ride yourself, No one can live your life for you and no one else is to blame if you die unfulfilled.

Friday, February 24, 2017

The Simple Hacks That Make Flying Cheaper and Better

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Flying around the world for free is a dream of everybody but it is not possible. There are plenty of other tricks, tips and hacks to help you save pennies on planes while receiving top treatment. Some times you will feel so infuriating that what a mistake you have done when a friend tells you that he has booked the same flight as you have booked to the same exotic destination for hundreds of dollars less. Therefore that are some tips below where you can ensure you get a best holiday at a best price. The hack will not only save some money but could furnish you with a second holiday for the price of one.

If you are a frequent traveller with children then one must reach the airport early. Use the family room in the club lounges to watch T.V. and use Wifi because if you intend to go and sit in the club lounges it will be very expensive since you have to grab snacks, drinks and lots more where you will be paying a high amount.

New products are invented for travellers to lighten their load. So update yourselves on the newest items designed to make travel easier and don’t land up paying extra for your luggage.

If you love to stretch your legs at ease instead of sitting couched up, find the best seats on the plane before you buy your ticket. Also get a seat towards the USB port.

If you want to park your vehicle at the airport parking space so that when you return home from your trip take a snap shot of your parking space to help you remember where you have parked.

There is app that advises travellers on the cheapest days of the year to fly, where one can save a lot on average. You can also shift your travel time a day or two either side, or to a slight anti social hour. Book your ticket at least 47 days before a trip.

Bring your own plastic bags. Most of the airport gives them for free, but there are some that will charge you for resalable plastic bags to put your hand luggage liquids in. Bring your own snacks instead of spending money on them in the airport.

If the queue for check in and security is the same, then go for the one on the left. The queue on the left hand is usually shorter.

Make friends with the flight attendants by speaking their language, by this way you can win their heart by getting free food and drinks.

Usually thunderstorm and bumpy air occur usually in the afternoon. So it is best to fly early morning as the tickets are cheaper. Always fly on Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturdays, so that you can save your money as the airlines can’t afford empty seats on flights and lower fares to encourage off peak booking.

For getting away quickly at the baggage claim counter invest in a suitcase that is eye catching.

For booze lovers you can bring alcohol onto the plane as long as they’re in bottles 3.4 Oz or smaller.

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?

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

What It’s Really Like To Travel As a Blind Person

Blind Person
Travel can be really mysterious especially if one has a visual impairment. It doesn’t mean that travel is out of the question. But there are few organisers who organise a group holiday for blind and sighed people that are liberating fun and yes eye opening too. Usually the full sighted and the blind travellers are always paired because the full sighted person can explain the sights and scenes to the visually impaired companions. The blind person is deprived of seeing the beauty in the world right from sunset over the mountains to the mist of a cloud forest to the crystal blue waters of Thailand.

There are some people who travel with a dog guide. They look after them very well. The dog will likely to know most of the places they regularly go and will lead them there without any real trouble. An advice for the blind is use common sense and trusts your instincts. If something feels wrong make it known, asks questions and don’t be afraid to change the situation. Usually people are very helpful and naturally care for us because the cane is an internationally recognized symbol of blindness.

As long as you are with someone who is willing to tell you stuff and answer questions it works really well. Some people don’t know how to describe a place but they tell them to tell something that catches their eye. It works both the ways because the sighted person also gets involved in seeing things because they actually have to think about what they’re looking at and how to describe it.

That’s a double edged sword, though we’re also easy target so trust your gut. Get out there and travel show people you can pull it off the same anyone else no matter how poor your eyes work. When blind people want to feel the place, they should be creative, they are given a miniature model of the particular place so that they can sense of what it looks like to feel what they would have seen.

Whenever travelling by plane always tick the box on the form saying blind passenger, so that the staff make it a point to take you to the right place. Now a day with the internet all around the world if the person has a vocal GPS system or compass that can be very helpful for the overall navigation.

Before travelling to a foreign land the blind person must learn the language of that country which is very important, so at least they can ask for a basic direction. And also remember to ask every few meters for direction and information of that area.

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

Spoon and a Fork
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.