Posted by kentang123 at September 26, 2016

Category: Travel Tips

How time flies! It seems like only yesterday we were ringing in the New Year, yet soon enough we’ll be in the midst of spring. This year, be organised and plan your spring holidays in advance.

Choosing Your Destination

It’s worth scouting the internet to see what destinations have been touted as the must-sees of 2013.

CNN has named Scotland as its top travel destination for 2013. The northern beauty offers visitors ample opportunities for city breaks in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and elsewhere, as well as outdoor holidays in the Highlands and Islands, and the Borders.

The Independent recommends you visit the exotic destinations of Montenegro and Iceland, while Conde Nast suggests you pay Brazil or The Philippines a visit. All wonderful places for independent travellers, couples and families.

Try to ensure you have at least a week to spend in your destination of choice, particularly if travelling to another continent. You need to keep jet lag in mind too.

It’s quite common for travel companies, like others to offer discounts in the month of January. The sales period usually applies to holidays booked for the first half of the year, so this is perfect for anyone looking to travel in spring.

See if you can snap up a good all inclusive deal or upgrade to a pricier hotel than you’d normally choose.

Spring Holiday Wardrobe and Footwear

The weather in spring can be very unpredictable, especially in northern countries like Scotland and Iceland, with fluctuating temperatures, occasional showers and potentially even surprise snow, depending on where you’ve chosen to go. You’re best off packing for all eventualities.

Layering is key to getting your spring wardrobe just right. These can be added and removed according to the temperature. Start with some simple base layers like a cotton T-shirt or a stretchy vest top and build your way up from there with cardigans and jumpers. It’s well worth taking some chunky knitwear as mornings and evenings can get very chilly. A waterproof top layer is essential. If heading on a city break, bring a trendy mac, but for the great outdoors choose a sturdy waterproof jacket from a specialist outdoors retailer.

In terms of footwear, a good idea is to bring a pair of wellington boots. Teamed with the appropriate clothing, these can be worn both in the great outdoors and in the city. Pack a short or foldable style to take up less space in your luggage.

For evening outings, pack a pair of leather loafers or brogues. These will satisfy most dress codes, even if you’re planning to head out for a special meal or a performance.

Posted by kentang123 at September 26, 2016

Category: Travel Tips

The Grand Canyon is immense at 277 miles in length, 18 miles in width and a mile deep. This amazing landmark is named one of the Natural Wonders of the World. Approximately 5 million people visit the canyon each year.

There are several options for exploring this huge but spectacular region. One of the most affordable and most fun ways to see the Grand Canyon is by bus. All ages and people of all physical conditions have a great time on these Grand Canyon buses. The following offers some important information about Grand Canyon bus tours.

You need to decide first of all whether you will go to the South Rim or the West Rim. The South Rim is most noted for its scenic beauty. You don’t want to miss the view from the famous lookout spot called Yavapai Point. If you prefer a more adventurous experience, head to the West Rim. If you dare, you can take a stroll on the chilling glass Grand Canyon Skywalk there.

Many tour companies operate these bus tours, so make sure to choose one that has a good reputation and offers safe but terrific tours. Keep in mind some tour operators just take you on a basic tour of the Grand Canyon that hits the highlights while others give you a more comprehensive experience. Some of the exciting add-on possibilities include:

A thrilling chopper ride that covers the region between the South and North Rims

A fun smooth water raft ride on the river, and

A two-hour stopover where you can get out and explore the rim on foot.

The National Park runs a free shuttle bus at the South Rim. Half-day, all-day or overnight tours of the South Rim are available. The bus tours usually offer meals, you usually get lunch and you might get dinner and breakfast if you take a daylong tour. Some of the most adventurous trips might have restrictions to keep you safe such as age and weight limits. If you have mobility issues, you should check the restrictions and recommendations before you book your tour.

Groups

Tours of the Grand Canyon are a lot more fun if you bring your friends or family along. Besides being fun, bus tours make it affordable to see the Grand Canyon as a group. Pick up and drop off service is usually included in the all-inclusive packages so they are a good value. Grand Canyon National Park is a must for anyone who’s in the Vegas area, and bus tours make it possible for just about everyone.

Booking your tour at least three days in advance is important. Bus tours of the Grand Canyon are very popular so they sell out fast, especially during busy times of the year like summer.

The easy way to book your seats is also the least expensive, by using the Internet. Booking online is fast, easy and secure, and it will reduce the cost of your trip. Just fill out the online booking form. You’ll get a booking confirmation by email.

To Recap

Bus tours head for the canyon every day of the year, including all holidays. Bring your camera because your bus will stop for photo ops along the way. You’ll have a great barbecue lunch and be able to take short hikes at the rim. You should look at all the tour options available from the different operators. Then pick the company and tour that sound best.

Posted by kentang123 at September 26, 2016

Category: Travel Tips

There comes a time in many lives when people decide they are ready to embark on an adventure and a move to pastures new. It may be as a way to see a little more of the world, an opportunity to achieve their dream career or maybe a move motivated by love, but the actual process of moving and settling in a new country is likely to be similar for all. Help prepare yourself and avoid any potential pitfalls by taking some simple advice that should get you through the first stages of the adventure.

To start feeling at home in a new country, you need to be able to understand the basics. If you’re moving to a country that doesn’t speak your language, it’s important to that you at least learn some key phrases. This is not only often appreciated by locals but will also help make you feel more confident and comfortable when you first move. You should also spend a little time finding out about the culture and lifestyle of your new home, to make sure there are no huge surprises in store when you move.

A great way to help you with the initial move is to start contacting people before you actually travel. Look online for social media groups or organisations that will be near your new home and start making contact through forums and posts. The idea that there will be a few friendly faces waiting to greet you when you arrive can make the whole process much easier. This can also provide the opportunity to ask any questions you have about the area and find out more specific details about your new home.

When you’re moving to a new country on your own, choosing to share a flat with some other likeminded people is one of the best ways to start settling in and making friends. Finding places to stay online is relatively easy but you may want to spend your first few weeks staying in a youth hostel or holiday let, allowing you the chance to visit spaces and meet potential flatmates before signing a longer-term contract. That said, there’s nothing like being thrown in at the deep end with some strangers for helping you get over initial nerves.

Whatever living situation you decide on, don’t allow yourself to get too comfortable indoors. Sometimes it’s tempting to hide away where you feel safe and put off exploring your new home, but you’re sure to be much happier in the long run if you push yourself to get out and get active. Whether it’s night classes or simply having a drink in your local cafĂ©, you want to familiarise yourself with your surroundings and avoid becoming cooped up at home.

You’ll also want to make sure you maintain good communication with all of the friends and family you’ve left behind. Set up a regular time to call the people who are important to you and enjoy the comfort they offer from overseas. There are plenty of different ways to save money on staying in touch, whether you’re looking for cheap calls to Zimbabwe or cut price rates to Sweden.

Posted by kentang123 at September 26, 2016

Category: Travel Tips

Sailing holidays are very similar to safari trips. It can be expensive and a one-time thing, but the experience will be one to remember for the rest of your life. An experience that can provide much more than sightseeing. Many often fall in love with the experience and become a slave for the sport or adventure that each of these can provide. Whether it’s sailing in an ocean or driving through deserted plains in an open top Jeep.

Let’s forget about the safari analogy and focus more on sailing holidays and adventures. Which are often over looked, and can provide an experience that allows anyone to achieve complete isolation whilst allowing for reflection and relaxation. One of the key decisions will be to choose who to bring with you, this can range from family members, wife or even going it alone. No distractions and no problems. With the added bonus of 100% privacy and no competition for a great spot, something that when visiting the beach is a common problem for most people. Consider this option as creating your very own island in the sea.

The next most important decision is to decide on a location. Fortunately there are a large selection of marinas and locations that provide sailing and yachting options around the world.

Its important to remember that although yachting and sailing are the most popular choices when venturing out into the Mediterranean sea. There are alternatives available such as catamarans. Each of the options available for the beginner to those more experienced.

Mediterranean sailing provides many hidden gems from hidden coves to the best marinas. All of which can be found throughout Greece, Turkey, Mallorca, Italy and Malta to name a few. Providing plenty of areas to explore and discover for the first time.

Perhaps you have a destination that you visit every year, instead of having the traditional holiday, consider researching the possibility of renting a yacht or boat and cover new ‘ground’. Making new discoveries along the way.

Another exclusive location within the Mediterranean is the French Riviera. Which remains one of the most luxurious, glamorous and sought after locations for sailing. With its wild and rugged coastline and the exclusive St Tropez on your doorstep.

Hiring a private yacht is the best way to experience this type of holiday at this location. Especially with Cannes, Nice and Monte Carlo within reasonable distance.

Another great and unknown location for sailing is the middle east. An unexpected but exotic location with plenty to offer, especially the varied marinas that are very popular among the wealthy, but not limited to.

If you are also looking somewhere to dock your personal yacht, the marinas will be able to cater even the most luxurious mega-yachts. Whilst allowing docking between the many marinas throughout the UAE. Allowing the sea and city to be enjoyed together, whilst providing a high focus on hospitality that cannot be found anywhere else.

Middle East marinas located in Qatar are world renowned in particular and has become one of the main yachting destinations within the Middle East. It features 96 births and can accommodate up to 40 metre boats.

This only briefly covers the vast range of sailing and yachting holidays the world has to offer. With many more hidden gems that are waiting to be found.

travelling tips suitable for couples

Posted by kentang123 at September 26, 2016

Category: Vacation Plans

To aid in making packing a little more pleasant, listed here are a few ideas that may help.

1. Categorize Items
Some resources suggest divvying up everyone’s luggage into groups. Each individual can have his or her group, and within those groups there can be sub-categories. Then there can be a category for common accessories. For instance, your teen’s checklist might include toiletries, leisure (such as an iPod), casual clothes, dress up clothes, night time clothes, footwear. Dad’s checklist may well look a little different, and could possibly include dress clothes, everyday clothes, evening clothes, maps and/or GPS, books, and toiletries. For shared stuff, pick out one sizeable duffle bag or suitcase in which you could put your common things.

2. Lists for Regular Travelers
For those who vacation frequently, possessing a stand-by checklist tends to make a big difference. Consider building a checklist of items you will usually take with you, whatever the nature of the holiday is.

Additionally for frequent vacationers it assists to have specific travel items set aside for travelling only. Have a look at a toiletry case with travel-sized items which comprises of everything, allowing you to just get that case and know you’re taken care of. The same would go for first aid or other healthcare supplies.

3. Roll, Don’t Fold
An interesting event occurs if you firmly roll clothing instead of folding them. So long as you smooth the garments while you roll them firmly, they are not nearly as susceptible to wrinkling. You may even discover that you can fit far more clothing into your bags this way.

4. Little Things
It’s really easy to not remember the little things. Listed below are some ideas for little items that tend to be missed, but which could make or break a holiday.

-Camera
-Antibiotic gel
-Band-Aids
-All prescription drugs (also, be sure you have enough to carry you through your holiday, and check out if/where you are able to refill at your vacation spot)
-Sunglasses
-Insect repellent
-After-bite treatment (along the lines of Cortisone ointment)
-Feminine products

5. What Is Available at Your Travel destination?
Before you start packing, check out and consider just what will be available at your destination. There could be soap, toothpaste, and towels, for example. There can also be shampoo and conditioner. It will save lots of space if you don’t pack the things you don’t need!

Posted by kentang123 at September 26, 2016

Category: Vacation Plans

For most unattached men, the word “single” brings a dual, or should that be duel, feeling. Being single is synonymous with freedom, but on the flip-side, very few men look forward to a lifetime spent alone. Thankfully, there are many destinations for a single vacation where a guy can tackle this conundrum on his own terms, in due time, but always after a hot experience in paradise. Here are five places that are custom-made for a singles holiday.

Medellin, Colombia:

Made for: Adventure-seekers, and romantics The draw: Endless jungles, and seduction as a culture

The terrain surrounding this ancient city is one of the most diverse in Colombia and a great vacation for singles. It has tall mountain peaks, jungle highlands and lowlands, deep gorges and canyons, and amazingly hypnotic farming areas. Every type of terrain offers the opportunity for extreme guided excursions. Places like the Abbura Valley are unmatched in the world for seasonal color. Temesis offers endurance hikes and waterfall rappelling only minutes from the city. Of course, there are thousands of private places like Los Katios National Park, where the jungle meets a crystal clear pool, perhaps with a cave or hot spring. This is the ideal spot for a single guy to entertain a lovely local girl, or fellow traveler in a dream-like setting.

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

Made for: Fit men who can dance and who crave noise The draw: 24 hour socializing and parties

Party Mecca for single men is Carnival, and Rio is its home base. Almost all year long, people in this city throw back the curtains for tourists. This is especially true for single guys who are extremely comfortable with leaving their self-loathing behind the moment the step off the plane. Festa (Portuguese for feast/celebration), is ingrained in Brazilian culture. In the ancient world, all roads led to Rome. In Rio, all roads lead to the beach, or a world class nightclub. There are the classics like Ipanema and the Copacabana, but other venues are becoming popular, especially if you have a favorite beach activity. Praia Vermelha is a surf hub, and Praia da Barra da Tijuca is famous for motor sports and parasailing. After working on the tan,go for dancing, drinks, and booty-watching at clubs like Leviano with its massive mosh pit, and Casa Rosa for laser-lit, edgy interaction. Rio might well be the perfect place for singles to holiday.

Bangkok, Thailand

Made for: Urban-oriented, tryst addicts The draw: Food, adult entertainment, and more food

Men from all over the world find Bangkok to be a fascinating study in opposites. There’s no argument that adult entertainment in all forms is a major draw, but local laws and customs must be respected at all times. It’s absolutely possible to find any type of entertainment that you want, but it must be enjoyed on the culture’s terms. Bangkok is like a single traveller’s fantasy theme park, but definitely…ahem, lives up to its name. The people of Bangkok are exotic creatures in familiar westernized, U.S. and Euro-style packages. They are very accommodating to the expectations of single male tourists, and have the inviting currency exchange rate to boot. Restaurants like Xing Fu satisfy a guy’s stomach. Fitness and outdoor gyms help a guy retain his muscle tone while away from home. Elephant riding in the Khoa Yi National Park provides opportunities for selfies to make friends jealous. Adult clubs, lounges and hotel concierge like will certainly where out a single guy’s eyes (if not his entire body). As a single guy wrestles with the notion of settling-down in life, he can get the “wildness” out in this huge bachelor party of a destination.

Ibiza, Spain

Made for: History-lovers, mermen The draw: Genuine locals, The Mediterranean

Ibiza is an island getaway steeped in old world culture including religion, sport, and cuisine. The deepest blue imaginable comes from an interface with the Mediterranean Sea, and the deepest brown is found in the eyes, hair and skin of some of Europe’s most alluring women making it the dream holiday for singles. A network of inviting villages each have town centers emerging from a catholic chapel like the Capilla de la Virgen de Lourdes, or a school or monastery. As far as social activities, anything having to do with playing on the sand or in the water is available. This area is very family friendly, so singles fun remains extremely intimate and low key. Single men should try offering a lonely local girl a glass of wine followed by a conversation on art, and a paddle board session afterward.

Cancun, Mexico

Made for: Penny-pinchers, beach bums The draw: Oceanside recreation, tequila, tans

This resort city is obviously popular with the college Spring Break crowd for reasons that also appeal to any single man. Every dinner plate, public transport, cabana, fishing charter, beach chair rental, and bottle of Jose Cuervo is affordable. This means single guys in every stage of life can find a way to have fun. Spend a few days hiking in the Yucatan inland camping near the Chichen Itza Pyramid, then join a beach rave with some new Mexican friends for the rest of the trip.