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

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Most Enchanting Fairytale Castles around the World

Fairytale Castles
May be it’s the captivating history or their splendour or their stunning architecture, castles still remains one of the greatest tourist destinations throughout the world.

These are some of the world’s most incredible castles that seem straight out of a fairy tale.

Blue forest fairy tale Castle is situated in an enchanted Tree house Hideaway. This enchanted tree house hideaway may look like elves or princess might emerge at any moment, but it was actually built for human inhabitants to enjoy. Designed by Blue forest the elevated home is located at a secret location in U.K that looks a lot like a fairy tale forest. Blue forest designs all kinds of unique tree houses customized to meet their client’s wildest dreams.

Neuschwanstein Castle Germany: the fantasy castle about which other fantasy castle are fantasies, this elaborate slice of Romanesque Revival perches on a hilltop above the village of Hohenschwangau in Southern Germany. Neuschwanstein has become the blueprint for such wildly flamboyant structures. It was the inspiration for the Sleeping beauty Castles which lights up Disney land in California.

Alcazar is one of Spain’s most famous castles, rising out of a rocky crag of the rivers Eresma and Clamores. The Alcazar was originally built as an Arab fort but has served as a royal palace, a prison, a Royal Artillery college and a military academy.

Chateau Chambord, Loir-et-cher is one of France’s renaissance architecture. The chateau Chambord was constructed in 16th century and has remained relatively unchanged. Walt Disney used it as an inspiration for the Beast’s castle in Beauty and the Beast.

Pena Palace, Sintra, Portugal: this colourful palace is a prime example of 19th century. Romanticism in architecture features Moorish influences. Pena was built by King Ferdinand the II who wanted the palace to be visible from the beautiful park.

Lacko Castle Lidkoping Sweden: on the shores of Sweden’s largest lake –Lake Vanern-Lacko castle was built in the Baroque style. Visitors should check for concerts and exhibitions that are held there throughout the year.

Burg Eltz Germany: it is tucked into a lush valley. Burg Eltz is one of the greatest fairy tale castles in the whole world. Burg Eltz is only one of 3 castles in the Rhine River from Medieval times that hasn’t been destroyed or re built over time. Hiking lets you truly feel the seclusions of this fairytale castle and helps make your first glance a pure medieval fantasy.

Mont St Michel the sacred castle in the sea is considered one of the wonders of the Western World. Mont St Michel is a medieval fortress in France, sitting on top of a rocky island in the ocean, floating like a mirage on the horizon this sacred monastery is truly a beautiful site. The centrepiece of Mont St Michel is its church which is essentially a medieval skyscraper which was inspired by a dream. Mont-Saint-Michel is a granite Island in the center of a huge bay connected by a cause to the mainland. During high tide the castle is surrounded by water. The water rushes at an incredible speed and rises up to 45 feet high during high tide.

Glamis Castle Scotland is a living, breathing monument to Scottish heritage hospitality and enjoyment for all. It is a family home of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne. Glamis Castle is the legendry setting for Shakespeare’s Macbeth, the childhood home of HM Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and the birthplace of Princess Margaret. The garden surrounding Glamis Castle is beautiful all year round. At Glamis you have the opportunity to see a wide variety of flora and fauna.

So enchanting is the beauty of the castle that once you visit, it’ll overwhelm you and tempt you into seeing more.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Off Season Travel Means Money Saving Experience

Off Season Travel
The most effective travel hack to keep your expenses to a minimum is to travel during off seasons. Every destination in the world has three tourism season- peaks, normal and off season based on the weather and volume of tourist arrivals. Peak season means the best months to visit a country both weather wise as well as from the point of view of festival and events. Off season consist of months that have most unfavourable weather conditions like nearby hot summers, nonstop rains or bitterly cold winters. Off season is the time where least amount of tourist activity takes place in a destination usually due to weather conditions.

These are some tips for saving during your travelling. 

Choose a destination where more people won’t be travelling to at that point of time. In short, an off season destination. Pick a place where the off season is on and the season is just about to start. For instance Darjeeling and Gangtok are great place to go in September because the season starts in October. The weather is just fine with occasional rain and the tourist places are not crowded.

Eat well and spend less: when you are travelling its better if you avoid having your regular favourites. Dishes like butter chicken and Kadhai paneer are available everywhere. Choose to eat the local cuisine. Don’t go to the restaurant, ask for the local for advice and then head to the local joints and dhabas. You will be able to eat plenty of delicious food and that too by not spending a lot on it.

Hotels are easily available with options. Demand for hotels tends to be lesser during off season and hence hotel and other form of accommodation are widely available with lots of option. You can even afford to reach your destination without any prior hotel booking. Popular hotel chains also offer attractive rates and packages during the off season and lower cost of accommodation means you can splurge on Luxurious rooms and stay in wonderful resorts.

Brave the desert in the summer: Traveller to Dubai in the summer could save up to 55% on vacation costs while snagging room upgrades. The Dubai summer is scorching hot. But there’s plenty to enjoy out in the sun. These include Ski Dubai, IMG Worlds of Adventure, Water Parks, over 96 malls and climate controlled pools at many hotels. Evening spent at the desert or the Souq after the sun goes down is a great.

Travel light: one thing you need to swear even before considering budget travel is that you need to pack only what you would need instead of stuffing your bags with unnecessary items. If you are travelling by flights this would be useful to reduce the baggage charge. Carrying your backpack wherever you go wouldn’t seem tiresome either.

Travel on Tuesdays: most flight tickets are at their cheapest on Tuesday as people rarely choose this odd weekday for travel.

Activities and experiences are cheaper and different. Off season travel makes it a very interesting time to enjoy the popular activities and experience of a destination. Want to explore the famous Louvre Museum of Paris without the distraction of weary travellers then visit the city during the winter months. You will also get cheaper entry fees for popular museums and tourist attraction. Restaurant and cafes also offer generous discounts in food and beverages during off season.

Travelling during off season often also means shopping would be reasonable like lower prices for souvenirs, handicrafts and Knick Knacks. Less number of tourist leads to heavy discount and price reductions in local markets.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Beach Hacks: To Make The Summer A Blast

When the weather is hot, hitting the beach is a popular way to spend the day. When we imagine about the beach, the hot sand, the cold water of the sea and a good tan comes in our mind. But sometimes unpleasant thing can occur even on a trip to the beach and they can spoil your holiday.

Here are some tricks to make your beach vacation pleasant, safe and fun.

Freeze your water bottles instead of bringing ice pack to keep your snacks cool. Your water will be extra cold for hours and the snacks will be fresh too.

Save a plastic peanut butter jars to store your phone and keys in while you’re at the beach.

How to avoid getting a headache: The sharp change in pressure which occurs when you dive underwater can give you a headache. Thankfully there’s a way to prevent this. Before going diving pinch you nose, close your mouth. This will create some pressure in your head for 5- 10 seconds. Repeat this process 2 more times and your body will adapt to the new pressure and you won’t end up in a headache.

If your ears become blocked: if you’ve got all the water out of your ears but they’re still blocked after sometime at the beach you need to restore the natural pressure in your inner ear. Pinch your nose while blowing a balloon. During this process you’ll hear a weak click sound indicating that the pressure in your ears is back to normal.

Turn your beach towel into a towel/pillow combo. This will make your summer beach trips a dream come true, it rolls up nice and tight.

Cool the Burn: At some point during a beach trip sunburnt is a common problem. To help cool the burning sensation don’t use moisturising lotion - use an aloe gel. Lotion will only trap the heat from a burn, prolonging the pain instead of relieving it.

Put your iphone in a plastic sandwich baggie when you go to the beach. The touch screen still works through the plastic, so you can use your phone without running it in sand and water.

Cool flip- flop: To avoid burning your feet while wearing sandals kept in the sun for hours; just keep them turned over when you’re not wearing them.

For a kiddie pool by dig a hole and line it with a cheap shower curtain liner. You can get them for a buck at the Dollar store so you don’t even have to bring the liner back, just toss it in a trash can before you leave.

To get rid of the sand stuck to your feet, use baby talcum powder to remove wet sand from your skin before you leave the beach. The talcum powder will absorb all the moisture and the sand will fall away easily leaving your legs and feet clean and smooth.

A mesh laundry bag is the perfect container for your kid’s beach toys. All the sand will be sifted leaving it at the beach instead of trailing it into your car and home.

Make sure you are fully prepared for the sand, sea and sun with this hacks.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Destination Meant For Girl Squads

With the world getting competitive day by day the stress level among youngsters is increasing too. What could be better cure than making a trip with your gang to unwind from all the bustle and hustle? Some would like to keep it simple and relaxed; others may want to roam at night. There are places to satisfy both the desires. There are typical ladies night when the Girl Squads get together to enjoy a night on the town. But if you and your friends have not taken this a step further by travelling together then it’s high time you did. Although there are an infinite list of place for fun and frolic we have tried to narrow down the option to some of the best place to visit. We have selected the best holiday destinations for Girl Squads to travel.

STOWE VERMONT: It is known for skiing, hiking mountain biking and spas. This popular destination looks like a picturesque scene straight out of a fairy tale in the fall. The girl squad who’ll love hiking and mountain biking will have an awesome time exploring the outdoors. Hit up Stowe cider to sip on some of the best hard ciders Vermont has to offer, and take a short drive to Ben and Jerry’s factory to snack on something super sweet.

The ADIRONDASCK MOUNTAINS, NEW YORK: Between gondola rides and horseback riding to balloon flights and white-water rafting the Lake George region of the Adirondacks have many amazing activities to enjoy throughout the fall season. This getaway was made for the squad who loves adventure. For staying, it is advisable to rent a cabin in the lake.

GURNEY’S HOTEL AND SPA: In the summer time the east end of the south fork is for the Long Beach lovers. Picture miles of white sand beaches, lobster rolls and clam bars, and plenty of cute surfer’s boys to admire when you’re stretched out on your towel at Gurney’s Hotel and spa in Montauk, New York.

THE BORGATA: For gaming gals on the east coast the Borgata in Atlantic City is the absolute best choice. You can roll the dice and double down to your heart content, dress up for a steak dinner at Old Homestead or Mediterranean fare at the new Angeline by Michael Symons followed by dancing at the resort’s night club. Just don’t leave town without spending sometime on the beach and the board walk. Borgata has a pretty spectacular roster of comedian and musician playing throughout the year.

THE COSMOPOLITAN: For Girl Squads who want to party there may be no better retreat than Las Vegas the cosmopolitan hotel of LasVegas has all the ecard tables, slot machines and roulette wheels you could ask for. There are amazing restaurants and even supper club inspired shows such as Rose, rabbit, Lie. Looking for a late night snack? Hunt down to the secret pizza bar, hidden down a hallway within the hotel.

ROSEWOOD CORDEVALLE: Everyone visiting this place gets indulged in the activity of drinking wine. Then Rosewood Corde in San Martina California with its own vineyard and winery as well as great California cuisine at II Vigneto restaurant, golfing and some truly beautiful tennis resorts. Hire a driver during the day when you want to tour wineries, so your whole gang can indulge in drinking to their heart’s content.

BALI: It is go-to destination for girl’s squad. If you are looking for an island escape with a difference then this is the destination for you, Balling in Bali with the ladies will be a trip filled with excitement. You can also lounge around on the beach making sure you get a good tan or if you want to hit the dance floor and beach party scene.

With all the above option your girl’s trip will live up to the excitement and create moments that will last forever. So go ahead and make your Destiny’s child dream come true.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Travel Gadgets That Are Cool to Resist

Who does not love to travel? All of us love travelling places. But if we take little preparation before starting our travelling, we can pass some enjoyable moments. Some of them are just too fun to miss, others add extra convenience to our experience, yet others open up new realms in the world of technology you’ve guessed it we’re talking about travel gadgets. These travels Gadget are lifesaver for today travellers. At present you will get many innovative gadgets on the market that can make your travelling fabulous than ever before.

These are the cool travel gadgets ready to make your trips safer, easier or simply more enjoyable.

FOOT WARMER: the foot warming insoles are one of the most amazing travel gadgets that you can take with you. If you are going to travel long distance on foot you will feel severe pain in the feet. Moreover you may feel problems in the ligaments, if you do not take proper care after walking or running long distances. For this you can take foot warmers (insoles) with you. They contain thermal technology that will make your feet warm.

A POWER BANK is a must with all the travel gadgets we carry with us. There are some really cool solar energy power banks too, so you don’t have to find a charging slot and electricity every time your battery dies. There are a lot of compact power banks available.

SCRUBBA WASH BAG is a pocket washing machine equipped with a flexible washboard, this lightweight pocket size wash bag will not only help you do your laundry anywhere on the road, but also save your money and time. With only 2-4 litres of water and a bit of washing liquid you’ll have your clothes fresh and clean in less than 3 minutes.

THE OUTDOOR SINGLE TUNNEL INFLATED BUBBLE TENT is made from high quality, durable materials; this inflatable bubble tent is a superb travel accessory for camping and outdoor enthusiasts who enjoy stargazing. If you intend sleeping in as bubble or dreaming under the starry sky, minus the bugs and mosquitoes, interest you then this nifty transparent structure might be exactly that you are looking for. The bubble tent is spacious enough to accommodate a family and comes with included blower, repair kit and glue.

ELECTRONIC LUGGAGE SCALE. It’s better to be sure rather than guessing your luggage. You don’t want to pay all that extra money at the airport for extra luggage, so pack light, shop right and this electronic luggage scale will keep you grounded.

THE SAND LESS BEACH MAT: it is especially for all beach lovers. This accessory is impossible to cover with sand. This sand less beach mat is perfect for a fun and stress free beach outing. Finally no more sticky sand and enjoy yourself while lounging in the warm sunshine, reading book or spreading out a picnic.

WORLD’S SMALLEST STEAM IRON: this mini travel steam iron is the smallest of its kind in the world; this compact device is about the size of a computer mouse. This steam iron gadget is useful for business travellers who are on the road and need to remove the inevitable wrinkles from packed clothing.

BACKPACK DRINK DISPENSER: this dispenser is ideal for outdoor gatherings, music festivals and sports events, the ingenious Tailgater Dual Tank Backpack Drink Dispenser allows you to kick off the party by pouring mixed drinks for friends and family straight from your backpack.

FEMALE URINATION DEVICE: Travel is not always glamourous, especially when seeking to experience the world on a budget. Unsanitary hostel bathrooms, camping sites with poor facilities and dirty public toilets are just some of the problems travellers have to deal with while abroad. Well designed exclusively for women Go Girl solves many of these issues by allowing girls to pee while standing up. This cool smart hygiene product made from medical grade silicone is small enough to fit in your purse.

So definitely take these entire cool gadget while on business trip or on a vacation.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Most Beautiful Natural Wonders in Canada

Don’t miss out the free trip to CANADA this year 2017, since Canada is celebrating its 150th birthday in a big way by presenting the world the country historic site and national parks free of charge. Some of the sites are breath-taking .From large-scale artwork and concerts too, cultural programs, official openings and community sport Days, there is something for everyone to enjoy in 2017.

CANADA is home to some of the most superlative sites the planet has to offer. The activities and landscape makes their national parks different and unique.

NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO

Niagara Falls is one of the world’s greatest wonders. If you still haven’t experienced feeling its mists and hearing thundering echoes, then it is time to visit and witness yourself. You can view in multiple ways by taking a boat tour on the iconic maid of mist or even flying over it in a helicopter. You can also trek through the tunnel, behind the cascades that leads to the observation deck where one can feel the roaring sensation.

NORTHERN LIGHT IN JASPER NATIONAL PARK:

The Aurora Borealis is natural display that occurs when solar particles enter the Earth’s atmosphere, on impact emits burning gases that produce various colours lights. The lights shows can last from few seconds to several days. There are many places in Canada where you can spot them. The province of Alberta is ideal with its dark night’s sky bursting into a blaze of color from September to April, Particular in remote areas like Jasper National Park.

OTTAWA has a whole year of events planned including world skating competition down the Rideau Canal, fiery pop-up stunts in public spaces, and a long list of wine, food and rural fair experience. They will be having different events like ignite 150, agri 150, New year eve celebration, Red Bull crushed ice, Stanley cup tribute, 2017 JUNO Awards And JUNO WEE, Inspiration village, Red bull Global Rally Cross, Interprovincial picnic on the bridge, Kontinuum, sky lounge, la machine, outdoor Pre-concert Known as YOWTTAWA, Magnificence of Chaudière falls and during winter enjoy a week of Canadian Football League, Roar of the Rings and outdoor hockey rings.

SESQUI ROAMING CULTURE 

Travelling across the nation this multimedia dome village offers a 360 degree view of Canada, from where you get an opportunity to get an eyeful of life on the other side of this vast island. HORIZON is SESQUI’s marque hemispherical film. The 20 minute film is a soaring visual symphony that places viewers in the centre of action. HORIZON takes it audience on a revealing expedition from the highest peaks to the deepest seas and through all ten provinces and three territories.

SAINT JOSEPH ORATORY OF MONT ROYAL.

Each year on JULY 1st the port swells with national pride. Canada Day is celebrated with a French and Canadian twist. Canons, cake and hockey along with music and plenty of family friendly events are like beacons to Canadian looking to party.

BAY OF FUNDY a part of FUNDY NATIONAL PARK in New Brunswick, offers the world highest tides. Waves can raise as high 16 meters almost a four storey building. The scenery is really beautiful in during high tide.

The pass also offers access to a huge range of awe-inspiring historical sites, including feats of industrial and manufacturing progress that man has been able to achieve over the years. Canada is offering passes which will allow visitors to enjoy National Park, Nations Marine Conservation area and National Historic sites across the country free of charge.

To put you in mood to explore the country, a ride on the TRAIN 150 will take you to places for one week period as it crosses the country from east to west.

So plan your trip this year it is never too late to enjoy towards the last few months.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

10 Tips to Stay Healthy While Travelling

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Get Paid to Travel Around the World

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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.

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.

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

3 Types of Vacations to Keep Family Relationship Strong

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Vacations are very important way to break free from the stress of work and home life. To keep family relationship strong coming together is very important and spending undistracted time together. One can actually see the true bonding of a family relationship. Therefore to get a big chunk of distracted time is by leaving our house and normal daily schedule or in other words when we take a vacation. Therefore one must decide to go for different types of vacations.

RELAX AND RE-ENERGIZE is a classic vacation. It is an ENERGIZING BREAK from your typically daily schedule and enjoys to fullest whatever is mentioned on your itinerary. This type of classic vacation differs from family to family. For some people it might mean sitting on a warm beach with nothing to do and for another family it might be the same beach but with a schedule of surf lesson, hula dancing and hiking.

Relaxing and re energizing trip for your family would be in the city museum or watching a live show or taking cooking classes. But for another family it can be camping. These type of vacation doesn’t have to be long it can be squeezed on a weekend close to your house, it won’t be too expensive.

IMPROVING YOUR ROMANTIC RELATIONSHIP is very important. People are involved nowadays in the digital world where it is very difficult to unplug which in turn ruins the relationship. Try something new together. Engage in some new activities as a couple that can strengthen relationship and which will make you feel like you did when you first started dating.

Try an exciting activity together that increase your heart rate and releases adrenaline which will help you feel the excitement you felt when your relationship was new.

Many couples like to relax and pamper each other where they don’t normally practice at home. In fact pampering activities can actually foster a greater sense of intimacy in some couples. Take a spa day together. Where you both are relaxed and in turn it will strengthen your bond and improve relationship.

One can surprise your partner with a few romantic gestures like holding hands while walking or snuggling during downtime. Go out for a dinner to a world class restaurant.

Make time for intimacy because the partners find it difficult co-coordinating their schedules at home, but on vacation you should make time to express your love in a physical ways.

CREATE MEMORIES during your vacation is very important. They don’t have to be lavish or thrilling. Simply by changing your routine schedule is more than sufficient. Do something that is exciting that you can’t do at home. Engage in a unique activity which will help you build and cement fond memories of your trip together. Recalling your vacation together weeks or months after the vacation can help you build stronger, lasting memories and improve your family satisfaction with one another.

VACATIONS NEED NOT BE EXPENSIVE. ALL THAT MATTERS IS THAT YOUR TRIP IS FUN, RELAXING AND MEMORABLE.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Everything You Need To Know How to Use Smartphone While Travelling

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We all want our smartphone to work while we travel. One must know how to get the smartphone working when on road. Whether it is detailed not too complicated and will save money, time and plenty of frustration. The moment we head towards overseas with our phones we are hit with confusing mess of technical jargon, expensive roaming agreements, conflicting advice and non-working gear.

Tablets and smart phones are now as much as holiday essential as sunscreen and swimwear. If you don’t take care when using your smartphone or tablet abroad you could be left paying off a long bill. Using internet or data connection overseas can cost much more than it does at home. So with a bit of time, money and efforts up front, you’ll know exactly what option you have got on the road and can prepare for most eventualities. Do a bit of research, avoid the rip offs, have the right gear with you and you’ll be able to have an affordable, connected trip with the Smartphone in hand.

Following are some tips: 

Check whether your phone will work abroad or anywhere else in the world. Different countries have various network . So see that your phone is compatible with them so it works. Mostly GSM is used all over the world. But now the technology has improved most of the phones are built so that they are working in multiple countries.

Make sure you download what you need before you leave home, including any apps,books, films or music. If you wait until you’re abroad and then download films, music, maps, Guides or restaurants and bar reviews, it will consume large amount of data and you will have to pay a huge bill.

Make sure you turn off data roaming before you go. Otherwise these devices could be downloading data at standard rates throughout your stay and again pay a high bill.

If you want to regularly browse the web on your device overseas, see local Wifi hotspots instead of your mobile internet connection. You can easily access Wifi in places like cafes, restaurants and hotels. Sometimes for free or you can pay to access internet for a limited period.

Buy a local sim card when you arrive at your destination. It means you will have a different phone number while you are there. If you do buy a local sim remember to keep your home sim card safe and secure.

If your children have their own smartphone or 3g/4g Tablet explain about the risk of using it abroad or turn off data roaming on their device before you leave

Usually always check whether skype, watsp and hike are available in that country.

There is a safety net; all mobile operators have to apply a cut off limit once you have used a certain amount of data per month, wherever you travel in the world unless you choose another limit.

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

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.