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    Tips To Enjoy Long Weekends

    WORK! WORK! WORK! We all are very much occupied from Monday to Friday while continuously working at our desk with full dedication. Do not spare time for ourselves even when we are at home, What all we do after such a long tiring work is to eat and take rest during weekends, subsequently prepare ourselves for another upcoming Monday with all the tiring work grind again for rest of the week.

    Who doesn’t want a break from routine? Who doesn’t want a long weekend to enjoy with family/friends? Who does not want to rejuvenate so to face the tiring and routine lifestyle again in office?

    Everyone wants a break from hectic routine. Everyone wants to have fun and relaxation without being tensed about work, meeting deadlines and stressed out due to the pressure of meeting expectations.

    Pre Planning for Long Weekend Outing

    But then again, while going for a long weekend, escaping from your daily routine comes with a price of planning and packing in advance.

    Planning requires many things to be considered beforehand. What should I carry with me? What should I wear on the journey?

    What kind of dress should I pack for the party, the dinner, and trip to explore the city?

    There are many things, you have to plan to go for a long weekend outing.

    Packing these kinds of stuff is not a difficult or tiring task; the difficult task is to decide.

    It is to choose which garb to pack. Let us help you a little in this weary task.

    Here are some ideas that you might want to consider for attires to be packed.

    “Travel and change of place impart new vigour to the mind.” Travelling is something which we all love. But even during travel, we have to clinch what clothes we want to wear. As it is very much important for us to be comfortable even during travel. These are some of the garbs you might want to take a look to determine from.

    Dress by default – You never want to dress up like a bum or a hobo to go on a journey. You won’t want to overdo your look, but you won’t even want to look like someone who just woke up from the bed.

    Dress up comfortably– Dressing up comfortably is a must. You won’t want to wear your tight jeans for travelling. Wearing some trousers, joggers who have some room in them are ideal to wear for a journey. Wearing fitting t-shirts or shirts in which we feel tight is never comfortable to wear for an expedition. It would be best if you go with your loose tees to wear for a trip.

    Use quality luggage – Luggage is a vital thing for your travel. You would always want a luggage which would keep your clothing safe, keep you organized and at last your luggage should be able to take thumping here and there and still protect your gadgets. Luggage should be easy to carry and light in weight.

    Comfortable shoes – Wearing comfortable shoes is as crucial as wearing a comfortable attire. You can never expect to have a comfortable journey wearing your heels or wedges or even your many straps boots. Wearing sports shoes & sneakers is the best option to go with other than slippers/floaters. Both slippers and shoes would be very comfortable for you to wear and remove whenever you wish without doing much work.

    Some travelling tips and tricks that’ll help you a lot –

    • Pack less: Do you really need six pairs of heels, an iron and 6 jeans? Travelling with the least luggage should be your goal. Take less and you’ll travel faster and easier if travelling by flight then even cheaper.
    • Learn a little: Learning a new language never hurts. So learn few words o the local language and have the courage to use them. Just a few words will go a long way; locals tend to warm to those who try communicating to them in their own tongue.
    • Hoodie: Always pack a hoodie in your luggage. Hooded tops make excellent travel garments, just slip up your hood to retreat from the world of noise and light when you want to sleep.
    • Bring your earplugs: If silence is golden, then ear plugs are worth their weight in platinum. For a long trip, invest in some good noise cancelling headphones. They are worth every penny to tune out a noisy road, snoring man or chattering people.
    • Pack reading stuff: Always pack some stuff that you can read on your long journey, be it a paperback or Kindle. Kindle are made for long travels, no more carrying heavy paperbacks, increasing your luggage weight and have many books to read.
    • Roll your clothes while packing rather than folding them.
    • Carry Sun glasses & Sun Screens to take care of yourselves from intense sun beams
    • Carry little extra cash: Always carry cash, while travelling. Not too much as it can get stolen and you’ll always have ATM to take out some cash. Carrying some cash is required as what if the ATM you go to stopped working or doesn’t have cash. So have some cash with you that you can use when necessary.
    • Keep balm / Mosquito repellent: Balm not only soothes your sore muscles after a lot of travelling but also works as an insect repellent, mosquito repellent is other must have in the travel.
    • Wake up early: Rise before sunrise, it’s a magical time for clicking photos due to soft diffused light. Have the best attractions to yourself while avoiding crowds.
    • Don’t feel embarrassed: Even if you do something embarrassing, don’t feel embarrassed. Laugh at yourself with others. Don’t be afraid if things are screwed up. You will definitely look like a fool while travelling to new places. But it’s worth enjoying every moment.
    • Take a lot of photos: Great photos are ultimate souvenirs. You meet those people once so capture with your camera in a form of photo.
    • Back up: Keep a backup of your documents like passport, driver’s license, etc. backup your files and photos of your computer on an external hard drive and online with some storage in the cloud. You never know when your laptop, wallet or luggage might get stolen.
    • Get lost: Write down the name of your hotel so you can catch a taxi back if needed, then just pick up a direction and start walking. Explore the place on your own. You’ll get to see how people live and work in different regions, the actual part of the town with your own eyes rather than other tourist or someone else’s eyes.
    • Eat local food: Going to a new place and not eating their local food, that’s absurd. Go, eat and explore their taste and delicacies.
    • Break out of your comfort zone: Go on a solo trip. Break out of your comfort zone, meet new people, interact with them, learn from them and make some lifetime memories.

    Well, we need to really work well before we start our unforgettable journey…

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    Trying Volunteering Abroad

    The first time I traveled by myself was my Freshman year of college when I ventured off to volunteer in Nicaragua. A few months before I left on a flight by myself to meet a group of strangers, I was sitting in my Chemistry class in Felmey Hall when a recruit came in to spread the word about an organization I had never heard of, GIVE Volunteers. With little research I convinced myself that this was a step I should take and signed myself up. Fast forward to awkwardly sitting on an old school bus full of 30 other volunteers, traveling down a gravel road to a small fishing village on Western coast of the country. Though the first 12 hours were a little awkward and intimidating I grew to love that group of strangers and some of them are still my good friends now, four years later. We started in the small town of Jiquilillo building houses for single and abused mothers and worked our way to Little Corn Island, teaching kids and working with a recycling program.

    Poverty in some of these places were high, I saw things that I had only seen on the news before and never thought I would experience first hand. But I also gained a new respect for the world, for my family and friends and all that we have. Little did I know at the time that this trip would change who I was, how I viewed the world, and what I would want to do for the rest of my life.

    It was when my flight landed in Chicago that for the first time in my life I had a passion for something. I had done things before that I liked, such as cooking and taking art classes, things that I thought would be fun to do but I had never craved something like this passion before. I had spent the past two weeks traveling around and volunteering in Nicaragua. And those two weeks were the most meaningful weeks of my 18 years of life. At moments it was terrifying, I questioned why I went, I got sick and missed home and my mom, but the more I did and the more I feared, the more I grew and the more I realized that the best things in life are held at the other side of fear. I had to stretch past my anxiety to hop on that plane and it ended up leading me on an adventure that I can never forget. That adventure sculpted me as an individual. It lead me to the love of my internship, and the work I do around the community.

    When I was first offered my internship at Marcfirst my friends told me I was stupid for not looking for an opportunity that would offer pay. I knew it would be relatively time consuming and though doing the work for free wasn’t my first choice, it was an organization that consisted of something that I fully supported. It was that passion to relinquish into the community of doing good and helping others no matter what form it came in. I am currently seven months into my internship and I love every second of it. I would go in more if I had the time, the money means nothing to me and I fully support the work being done. It has proven that money is not the ultimate prize in life, and that happiness in what you are doing with your life is.

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    Tips Traveling With Your Pet

    Keeping pets has grown quite popular in recent times. People who own pets will tell you that making travel plans (for either business or pleasure) involves making a decision whether to bring the pet with you or leave them under the care of an animal boarding facility.

    Most pet owners, however, grow so fond of their pets that they would rather travel with them wherever they go than leave them behind. This, therefore, calls for preparation for a pet-friendly trip. This article provides you with a pet travel tips checklist for this preparation.

    1. Identification Tags

    Pets cannot identify themselves. No matter the mode of travel chosen, it is necessary to tag your pet with proper identification before heading out. This would help ensure your pet finds their way back to you in case you get separated. It also helps prevent confusion between owners in cases where two pets could resemble each other

    2. Permanent Identification for the Pet

    The wise say that you can never be too cautious. In addition to tagging your pet with the necessary identification tags, it is recommended for you to fit them with a more permanent mode of identification, such as a microchip. This would also help in tracking of your pet in case they wander off or you become separated.

    3. Train Them While They are Young

    It is important for you to train your pet while they are still young because animals take some time to completely master commands and expected behaviour. You should train them remain calm during travel, and correctly respond to commands. A reward system is highly recommended as it helps the lessons learned stick more. If you have more than one pet, it is advised you train them separately.

    4. Secure Your Pet for Their Safety

    After training the pet, most people assume it is safe to let them wander around the car/plane during travel. This is however wrong. Just like people, pets could get injured when the vessel of travel assumes a sudden movement or in the case of an accident. It is therefore recommended to crate the pet to keep them safe.

    5. Choose a Suitable Travel Crate

    Carriers made using fabric are a good option to transport your pet. Plastic pet carriers, however, are preferred for their versatility as they offer safety for different modes of travel.

    6. Pets and Cars

    Pets such as dogs and cats are fast and agile. They will therefore naturally make use of these abilities when their safety is threatened. It is, therefore, important to ensure the pet feels safe and comfortable throughout the trip.

    7. Sedating the Pet

    Pets, like all other humans, tend to grow anxious when exposed in an unfamiliar setting. Sedating them could help ease their anxiety and save them from trauma and even accidents that result from fear.

    8. Carry a First Aid Pet Kit

    We can never tell if or when accidents may happen. The best way to counter this is being ready just in case they happen. Pet owners are advised to carry a pet first-aid kit that includes bandages, gauze, and hydrogen peroxide just in case inducing vomit is necessary. You should also always follow steps given by an animal health care specialist first before personally treating your pet from suspected exposure to toxins.

    9. Carry Pet Food and Water

    Unexpected events such as train delays are inevitable. So during travel preparation, it is important that the pet owner puts this into consideration and packs extra food and water for the pet just in case these events happen.

    10. Be Extra Cautious

    Regardless of how well you know your pet, you can never tell how they are going to react to new stimuli. Your cat, for example, may decide to seek refuge between your legs while driving after hearing a loud noise such as a truck honking. This could result in a fatal accident, and hence it is strongly advised that you keep your pet safe at all times during the trip.

    11. Dealing With a Dog During Air Travel

    Most airlines will allow you to carry your pet in the cabin of the plane only if the pet fits in the pet carrier under the seat. It is a requirement that the size of the pet will allow it to stand and move in the carrier. You will also be required to pack a few essentials for the dog, such as a poop bag, a water bottle, a collapsible bowl, a recent picture of the dog, and a leash.

    The above tips mainly focus on safety and wellbeing of your pet during travel. It is, therefore, important that preliminary safety precautions, such as ensuring your pet is in a good physical state to travel, are observed. It is also important to make sure that the destination of travel is free from animal diseases such as rabies. By following the above tips, travelling with pets becomes less of a hassle and a comfortable experience.

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    Reason You Can Using Airport Taxi Service

    Using an airport taxi service has the potential to provide a variety of benefits over most other types of transport, including the buses and trains. It is likely to give the most convenient and time efficient option for arriving at the intended destination. Here are four of the benefits of using an airport taxi service:

    Saves time

    A taxi service can save a lot of time and avoids most of the stress and energy needed to organise transport after leaving the airport terminal. For instance, with a public transportation service there is the extra inconvenience of having to wait for the next timed arrival and also having to carry the luggage for the longer distance. But, hiring a taxi home has the potential to save time with a taxi available to pick you within a short period of making a booking. Also, with the need to arrive at the airport well ahead of the flight time, there is less likelihood of needing to feel so stressed about arriving at your destination on time.

    Experienced and professional drivers

    Any reputable taxi company will hire the well experienced and professional drivers. By using the drivers that make the regular airport transfers, the drivers will have a great understanding of the quickest routes and the traffic patterns for the particular city. This means that travelling with the experienced driver will give a sense of assurance, reliability and safety. Also, they are more likely to be punctual compared to the bus or train services, so there is a lot less time spent waiting around.

    Increased flexible

    Unlike a local bus or train service, the taxi can give greater flexibility and it is possible to fully customise the service to match the specific needs. This means it is possible to travel at a preferred time and not have to fit within the time-frame of public transport. Also, there is no need to make the regular stops for picking up other members of the public.

    Plus, many of the taxi companies have the ability to offer a 24/7 service. This means a taxi is easily booked no matter the time of the day or night the service is needed.

    Privacy

    A further useful benefit of using the airport taxi service is the greater peace and quiet while enjoying a private travel experience. Most forms of public transport can have arguing couples, boisterous teenagers or screaming children, which is completely avoided when travelling in the comfort of a private taxi.

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    All About Great Ancient In The World

    Some people might scratch their heads on this; I mean how can ruins be impressive? But we are here to give you all the reasons why ruins are impressive and should be visited. Firstly, they tell you about the glory of all the previous civilizations. These things are truly architectural phenomena that need to be witnessed and awed at. They also show us how the previous generations reached their doom and final destinations. They make us think about our life and how we can use it to help others before it’s too late. If you’re planning a trip, then these are the ruins we suggest you visit. Also make sure whenever you travel, look into getting some cheap airline tickets.

    1. Machu Picchu, Peru:
    These ruins located in the Cusco Region of Peru are said to be dated back up to the 15th Century. This area is said to be built as an estate for the Inca dynasty emperor of the time. Most of the locals also know it by the name of the ‘Lost city of the Incas’. This estate was abandoned a century after its construction due to the Spanish conquest that occurred here at that time. These ruins were re-discovered again in the 20th Century by the American historian Hiram Bingham. It has three main structures – The Room of the Three Windows, The Temple of the Sun and the Inti Watana. Restoration of these ruins has been carried throughout history and still continues till today.

    2. Chichen Itza, Mexico:
    A representative of the Maya Civilization, this set of ruins is said to be in existence since the early 6th Century. Going here, you can see different styles of construction and architecture merged together to form this historical site. This city is also known as one of the largest center for the Maya community and has many mythical legends linked to it as well. It is also believed that this city was home to a variety of people from many different cultures which resulted in it having such a diverse outlook.

    3. Stonehenge:
    This prehistoric monument in Wiltshire, England is a famous worldwide and has placed questions in the mind of many people around the world. These ruins are said to be built between 2000 BC to 3000 BC. Originally a city, this place was later converted into a burial ground and remained as that for many years. Archeologists, who studied this site, found many human remains here giving poof to the claims of it being a burial ground.

    Going to these remains is eye opening and sometimes refreshing for the soul as well. You might get to look at life with a whole new perspective. If you plan on going on a holiday and are a fan of history, then these places are a sight to see for all. Grab yourself some Cheap Airline Tickets and plan an amazing trip starting today.

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    Going To Cape Town For Vacation

    Cape Town is a cosmopolitan city and is home to a wide diversity of tastes from every corner of the globe. The extensive variety of unique and authentic cuisine available in Cape Town has won it many awards and has made it not only a travel destination but also a taste destination for food lovers.

    Indian Cuisine

    Jewel of India – Green Point

    For a true Indian experience, Jewel of India in Sea Point serves authentic Indian food prepared with delicate brilliance. The friendly staff, simple decor, comprehensive menu and the perfect balance of spices makes this charming restaurant is an sheer treat for all spicy food lovers. The Kheer, a traditional Indian dessert of rise and cream, is a must for all diners to sample.

    Japanese Cuisine

    Nobu Restaurant – V&A Waterfront

    The worlds most recognised Japanese restaurant, with its innovative cuisine and celebrity following, has a prime location at V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. The view and location is enough to make this restaurant a firm favourite and its world-class cuisine has made this restaurant famous. Master chef Nobuyuki ‘Nobu’ Matsuhisa has built this empire by offering mesmerising dishes and fresh indulgences such as Sake Roast Whitefish, Chocolate Bento Box and Sake and Shochu based cocktails.

    Chinese Cuisine

    Make Restaurant – Sea Point

    This restaurant is highly recommended with its delightful sushi and Chinese food. The authentic food, irresistible flavours, friendly Chinese chef and good value for money has made this charming establishment a favourite amongst both locals and travellers.

    Mexico Cuisine

    San Julian – Green Point

    For the best Mexican food in Cape Town, San Julian Taco & Tequila Restaurant in Green Point is well known for its authentic Mexican food, ambience, friendly staff and its wide variety of tequilas on offer. This establishment is run by the San Julian family who immigrated from Mexico in 2009. Their reputation and unsurpassed flavours makes the food as genuine and as authentic as you can get in South Africa.

    Italian Cuisine

    A Tavola – Claremont

    For a homely and wholesome traditional Italian meal, A Tavola in Claremont specialises in fresh, home-style Italian fare and make use of seasonal ingredients. What makes A Tavola special is that they only use organic products sourced from local growers, free range livestock nurtured by farmers who care and fish sourced in sustainable manner. The handmade pasta and food sourced and prepared with love and care is one of the reasons why this charming restaurant has been voted as Cape Town’s best Italian restaurant.

    French Cuisine

    Pastis Brasserie – Constantia

    If you’re a French food lover, this cosy bistro is a firm favourite with locals due to its French Flair and Cape Country style ambience and top quality food. Pastis is situated alongside the vineyards of the world-renowned Groot Constantia, the oldest homestead in South Africa and a leading tourist destination. The menu offers an impressive range; quintessentially French with a South African flavour and include items such as bouillabaise, seafood linguine, beef espetada and niçoise salad.

    Greek Cuisine

    Maria’s Greek Cafe & Restaurant – Gardens

    This cosy cafe is an absolute delight with its perfect, colourful, delicious food. The Greek country style food is all made from fresh ingredients and is a treat for your taste buds. The distinctive Mediterranean atmosphere provides the perfect backdrops to try out some of their specialities like their mezze and baklava.

    Local Cuisine

    A visit to Cape Town would not be complete if you don’t sample some of the unique and distinct South African flavours. As we say in South Africa, local is lekker.

    Cape Malay Cuisine

    Bo Kaap Kombuis – Bo Kaap

    South African’s love curry and have mastered local dishes that are unique and traditional and are steeped in culture and history. Bo Kaap Kombuis features panoramic views of Table Mountain and Lion’s Head and serve traditional and authentic Cape Malay cuisine A visit to this establishment not only offers world class, tasty food but also offers a cultural experience.

    Xhosa and African Cuisine

    Marco’s African Place – Bo Kaap

    In this vibrant orange building, you’ll not only encounter authentic décor, but live music and dancing too. The menu specialises in game such as, springbok, kudu and ostrich accompanied by pap and other staples. The menu includes popular Xhosa dishes such as ulwimi (steamed ox tongue in a mustard sauce) and umleqwa (free range chicken and onion stew) and is home to a marimba (Afro-Jazz) band that plays nightly.

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    Tips Before Going To Beach Trip

    You have got the lowest airfares on international flights and are all set to spend some days tanning away on a foreign beach. That’s great!

    But, before you embark on this journey, have you packed in the most essential things you will be needing during the trip? If you have already made many beach trips, you might be aware of some of the these things. If not, then here’s a handy list that will help you pack better for your upcoming trip.

    1. Sunscreen Lotion

    Frolicking on the beach is a great way of destressing and spending a few days away from the noise of the city. But, that also means a lot of tanning. So, if you want to protect your skin from sunburn and harmful UV rays, you should carry a bottle of sunscreen lotion with you to the beach. Choose a product that has an SPF of 40 at least. Usually that is enough to protect your skin from the sun. However, if you have sensitive skin and are prone to sun tan, then you might want to carry a sunblock lotion too. These things should be easily available at a local drug store.

    2. Accessories

    What’s a beach holiday without the right accessories? Also not all the correct accessories make you look good but they also keep you protected. For example, a big straw hat will protect your face and head from the sun. You could also throw in a pair of shaded to safeguard your eyes from the harsh sunshine. Additionally, you could also accessorise with some beaded necklaces, a pair of colourful flip flops, and sea-shell jewellery. This will make you look like a true beach diva.

    3. An Oversized Beach Bag

    When you are going to spend some time on the beach, you will need a couple of things with you. For example, you might want to carry a change of clothes and some accessories to the beach. You might also want to carry a book or two, or an iPad, so that you can have some entertainment while you are at the beach. To take all these things with you, you will need an oversized beach bag. They can be easily purchased from a bag store or online. You can choose from a wide range of options. Pick one that will match your beach outfit the best.

    Apart from these, you will obviously need to carry your beach outfits and a camera to capture the special moments. If you will be carrying your travel documents to the beach with you, remember to keep them in a ziplock bag so that they stay protected from water.

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    Museum Trip Cross The World

    If someone were to ask me what the most important places in the world are, my answer would be simple. The world’s most important places are the museums because this is where we preserve our history. This is where we learn from the past, acknowledge the glory of our ancestors and their lifestyle and make plans about the future at the same time. Museums can teach us so much, even about the present only if we look hard enough. This article is for anyone who believes that museums can give you inspiration to live and for anyone who doesn’t as well. Here is a list of the world’s largest museums which have the largest collection of historical artifacts under one roof. And if you’re someone who does not have much travel experience, have a look at some easy ways to buy airline tickets

    1. The Louvre, Paris
    This monument of Paris is the holder of the title for the World’s Largest Museum. This is located on the Right Bank of the Seine of Paris. This museum houses a total of 35,000 objects and includes objects that have been dated as prehistoric along with objects part of the modern day 21t century history. This place is the second most popular place for tourists to visit in Paris (the first one being the Eiffel Tower). This museum is also the home of Leonardo Da Vinci’s most famous painting to date – The Mona Lisa. Definitely worth seeing even if you’re not a fan of history.

    2. Metropolitan Museum of Art
    The second largest museum of the world and the largest one in the United States of America, this museum is located in New York. The collection here consists of about 2 million works and the museum has seventeen sub divided departments that manage them. The building for this museum is near the Central Park. Going here, you get to gaze at works with diverse backgrounds (from painting and sculptures from Europe to antiques from the corners of Egypt). This museum literally has it all.

    3. The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
    This museum houses pieces of art and culture in St. Petersburg Russia. It was opened by for the public in 1852 and was created by Catherine the Great in 1754. The collection here consists of 3 million pieces. This collection also includes the largest mixture of collected paintings this world has ever seen. So if you’re a fan of art, this place is a must go to. This museum has been divided into six smaller complexes out of which only five are open for the public.

    These museums are the places where a fan of history might feel at home. Even if you’re not someone who is a fan of history, we still suggest you go there. You don’t know what you might connect with.

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    All About Travel Journal

    Writing a travel journal can be a fun experience. You will be jotting down everything from your travels around the world and creating a memorabilia of sorts. After a few years, the journal will be like a fountain of nostalgia for you. So, if you have been planning to begin a travel journal for quite some time now, here are a few tips that will help you get started.

    Choose a Medium for Your Journal Entries

    Most people love the idea of writing their travel stories in a leather bound notebook. However, if you want the world to read about your adventures, you can even start a blog and start putting in your entries. It could be anything from a small paragraph about the places you are visiting or your experiences. And if you have the time, you can even write complete How-to blogs to help other people plan their journeys.

    Start Travelling ASAP

    In order to be able to maintain a travel journal, you will first have to start travelling. Pick up a destination and go there. If you have a busy life, dedicate a certain period of the year to your travels. If you don’t have money, you can save up and plan a trip on a budget. For instance, you can easily book cheap flights well in advance so that you save both money and time.

    Earn Experiences

    There’s a reason why most people these days want to be travellers and not tourists. It’s because tourists go around a place, sightseeing the important monuments or historical landmarks. On the other hand, travellers explore the local culture and lifestyle of the people living there. So, while you are travelling, remember to not just see the important places but to also get a glimpse into the life and culture of the local people. This will instantly add a lot of value to your travel journal.

    Eat a Variety of Delicious Dishes

    One of the best things about travelling is that you will be able to try a variety of local dishes, that might not be available in your hometown. Try out local eateries and small places that make and sell authentic dishes. Before starting your journey, you can even do a little research about your destination to know about the best restaurants there.

    Maintaining a travel journal is one of the most beautiful ways of documenting your life. Years later, when you will look back at your diary or blog, you will be hit with an instant burst of nostalgia. And then, you will be thankful for beginning your travel expeditions. Bon Voyage!

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    All About Food Vacation

    Travelling is an extremely rewarding experience. But, it becomes all the more amazing when great food is thrown in. After all, isn’t food the best way of getting to know a country’s culture and eventually, becoming a part of it? If you love food and would do anything to combine it with the joy of travel, then you are at the right place. Below, we give you some tips on how to plan the ultimate food vacation that will satisfy both your inner wanderlust and foodie.

    Decide what cuisine you want to explore

    Before embarking on a food journey, it’s important to make sure that you know what you want. Whether you want Italian, Chinese, Indian, or Lebanese, it’s crucial to make the decision so you can prepare for the trip ahead. Once you have decided on the cuisine, start planning for your trip. Begin by budget flight tickets, cheap airfares, and affordable accommodation. This way, you will be able to save money that can be then spent on food.

    Make a list of the places you want to visit

    There are many apps these days that will give detailed information about restaurants in different countries. All you have to do is go through them and pick the few best ones. Read the reviews and understand what you would like to eat. Sometimes, it’s possible that you might have a penchant for an unpopular dish. This step is important because when you finally hit the road, you don’t have to waste time looking for places to eat. You just have to take out your list and follow it. You can also jot down the most popular dishes of the places you pick if you want to save further time.

    Take care of your health beforehand

    It’s important to ensure that you are in the best of your health before you begin your food vacation. Get tested for allergies to that you know what ingredients might harm you. Also, if you have digestion or any other problem that could be aggravated by food, then take proper medication for it. Carry your medicines with you so that you don’t face any difficulties in a new place. Sometimes, your body may take time to adjust to a new cuisine especially if it’s spicy or completely different from what you are used to eating. So, keep all the appropriate medicines in place before heading out.

    While you follow the tips given above and go to all the restaurants you have earmarked, don’t forget to go to the small streetside place. There, you will not only find amazing food but will also get to hear wonderful local stories.

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    Things About Party Bus

    Celebrating important milestones in your life, like bachelor/bachelorette parties, proms and weddings, is sometimes best done in style. What better way to mark the occasion than with a superb party bus?

    Among the key benefits of a party bus is that it comes with heaps of space that can be customized to fit your needs and requirements. Not only can you invite friends to join you, but you can also drink and have fun together. And that is not even scratching the surface. Keep in mind that there are ways to enhance the experience even further:

    Choose a theme – picking a theme for the party in the bus is undoubtedly a winning strategy. It can elevate the standard gathering to a legendary status. A unifying concept achieved with balloons, costumes and interior decorations will make everyone feel great. The reason why choosing a theme is such a good idea is because it makes the experience different. The traditional venues can feel bland and pretty much the same, while a customized party bus is always going to be original and different. If unforgettable is what you are aiming at, this is the way to achieve it.

    Get the menu right – a party bus can accommodate your needs for drinks and food. However, do consider some general guidelines. For starters, make it more of a cocktail party, rather than a dinner party. The idea is not to stock excessively on messy snacks, as they can become a problem. Best keep snacks on the light side. Second, when calculating how much food to bring, just assume everyone is going to have two of each. Baguette slices, popcorn and chips work great.

    You can play some games – a party bus is a wonderful place to play some fun games at. Consider trivia, drinking and card games. Don’t focus on stationary and elaborate games, as these aren’t ideal in a moving vehicle environment. There are plenty of party card games that are sure to make for some group fun.

    Make a music playlist – do consider your group’s taste in music. Then, you can bring your device with a playlist plus an auxiliary cable and just use the vehicle’s sound system options. You can also make use of apps like Spotify and pick one of the curated playlists there that best suits your interests. Decide whether you want to assume the role of a DJ and use the chance to run the music that you like.

    Plan the route – one of the perks about renting a party bus is that you get to choose the route and pit stops that you make. Whether you pick bars or decide to go tourist-style and see local landmarks is up to you. In any case, make sure you make it as entertaining and convenient for everyone.

    All of these factors can make your experience with a party bus that much more entertaining. Give thought to each of them, and you will surely have an unforgettable experience.

  • Travel

    Digital Nomad In Australia

    Being a digital nomad is a thrilling adventure and a potentially lucrative endeavor. Technology has made it possible to work from pretty much anywhere and we are empowered to transcend the borders of space and time. However, nomadic life can be a rather difficult one. Perhaps the most important consideration for a nomad is a choice of destination.

    So, what about Australia, a country well known for its tourist attractions? From lush rain forests to the barren outback, the timeless, seemingly endless landscape stretches beyond imagination. Well, for us, it is relevant that Australia has become a magnet for those who mean not only to enjoy but also work there. Yes, many nomads have already visited this vast country and some of them have decided to stay there indefinitely.

    The Great Migration

    The way we perceive work has changed dramatically. The digital revolutions engulf the world and fast internet speeds spread to its distant corners. These developments have facilitated the rise of digital nomads, remote workers, and freelancers. It is expected that by 2035, there will be 1 billion nomads in the world. Their example has captured the imagination of numerous working people who seek to escape the tedious 9-5 routine.

    Namely, with the tech infrastructure in place, the world can be your oyster. The whole ocean of online possibilities unfolds before your eyes. Of course, having too many options is overwhelming, but some would say that this is a part of the charm of living like a nomad. This brings us to the point that although being a digital nomad may seem like bliss, it has various pros and cons.

    First of all, nomads work on the move. Apart from a laptop, the Wi-Fi internet is essential. Alas, when the latter is nowhere to be found, nomads cannot meet deadlines and fulfill their daily tasks. Also, it is important to note that there is no such thing as complete freedom because the money is usually an issue. Many nomads travel to countries with low living costs and gradually climb up the career ladder.

    Some of them are not picky when it comes to their “workplace”. They work from a tent, type emails from the beach, and chill around hotel lobbies. They have given balancing work and life a new meaning, catching the attention of those who are chained to work desks and sterile cubicles that are supposed to be offices. However, running your business from a crowded beach, for instance, is no walk in the park.

    It is often too hot and noisy to stay productive and sand can damage your precious laptop. You could say that the work part of the equation often suffers due to constant moving and visiting amazing places around the world. What is more, one does need a steady income in order to sustain the nomadic lifestyle and become truly location independent.

    The Cost Of Dreams

    Let us now take a look at Australia. Namely, the Land Down Under offers nice weather, vibrant culture, great quality of life, flourishing economy and plenty of business opportunities. There is a wide range of activities to keep you busy, but more importantly, the necessary infrastructure (Wi-Fi) and other resources are present and certainly not in short supply. Also, for most nomads, the language barrier is non-existent.

    It seems that there is something really tempting about leaving everything behind and going to the other side of the globe. It is a chance to turn a new leaf, and write a new exciting chapter of your life. So, it does not come as a surprise that people are flocking to this vast country in pursuit of their dreams. Not every nomad can afford to live there, though, as living costs can be as high as a kite.

    Hotels start at around $16 per night for a dorm room, but prices go up to $30 in big coastal cities. Camping is less costly, but it is often not an option due to lack of a solid internet connection. Food is not cheap either and decent restaurant entrees cost $15, although a fast food meal can be found for $11. Taking all of this into account the suggested daily budget is somewhere between $43 and $57.

    Major Hubs & Work Spaces

    Sydney is on the travel radar of numerous nomads and not just because of the things like legendary Bondi Beach. This burgeoning city is on top of the list due to appealing lifestyle, world-renowned attractions, friendly culture and thriving startup scene. Also, finding a co-working space in Sydney is a breeze. Numerous shared workspaces are popping up across the urban area and they accommodate a growing army of nomads.

    These bustling hubs are places where they can meet like-minded people, share ideas and work their fingers to the bone if need be. Entrepreneurs, remote workers, creative individuals and nomads come together and disrupt traditional notions about doing business. What is more, finding a new gig is not hard. The only drawback is that the most populous city in Australia is also one of the most expensive cities around the world (monthly living costs are $2,900). Thus, it might not be a viable option for many people.

    Other popular destinations are Melbourne, Brisbane, Wollongong and Gold Coast. All these cities have a lively entrepreneurial and innovation scenes. Brisbane is less expensive than Sydney, but the trade-off is that job opportunities are less appealing. Wollongong is an interesting example because it is a relatively small community: the costs of living start at $1,800 per month, while the average internet speed is 50 Mbps. In addition, a 24/7 full membership in a local co-working space costs $299.

    Cover All The Bases

    Minding the Tourist Season

    Aside from the expenditures, one of the possible issues is the tumultuous tourist season. After all, Australia is one of the hottest tourist destinations on the face of the earth. During the peak period, one may find it difficult to find a quiet and secluded corner. To do that, some nomads decide to migrate inland, away from the busy coast. Fortunately, surfing and soaking in the sun are not the only activities to take on, as backpacking, road trips and camping opportunities are abundant.

    Research Well

    Just bear in mind that Australia is a humongous continent-sized country with population that is quite low in perspective. The large stretches of and between towns and rural areas are not covered with a telephone network, and even some urban jungles have notorious “black spots”. This is to say you need to plan well in advance and do your research, especially if you want to wander through the Outback and discover some hidden gems.

    Getting to Places

    Figure out the best carrier for areas you want to pay a visit to. As a rule of thumb, Telstra and Optus have the best coverage, albeit there are huge differences from country to country, and some people swear by Vodafone. In any event, create your work schedule carefully and get everything done before leaving populated areas. Do not leave the transportation to chance. Distances are vast and not easy to traverse.

    Furthermore, in case you want to rent a furnished apartment for a month or two, you have to do your homework because landlords prefer long-term rental periods. Thus, I would say that when you are in the country as big and as expensive as Australia, planning is the cornerstone of success. For seasoned nomads who are fine with being uncomfortable, it is easier to get by. Still, always be prepared to deal with unexpected and difficult situations and try to stay positive.

    Birds of the Same flock

    The learning and adapting curve is different for everyone. Nevertheless, it pays off to read as much as you can about OZ before you move there. Ponder on the best ways to save money until you get a financial foothold. Get in touch with other nomads and business people. Utilize networks like LinkedIn and capitalize on the fact that the recruiting scene in Australia has exploded in recent years. There is also a myriad of freelance jobs you can apply for in case you need extra money.

    Sow the Seeds of success

    There is something unforgettable and unique about visiting Australia. Few places under the eternal blue sky provide such a remarkable mixture of culture, entertainment and business prospects. Alas, when you are more than a tourist ready to party around the clock, you cannot dive in unprepared. Test the waters first and know what you are getting yourself into. Come up with a plan, put together a schedule and find your own work rhythm.

    It is clear that just hitting the road and letting the chips fall where they may does not cut it. To come up roses you need to embrace a different kind of attitude. Make sure you are ready for high costs of living and everything that comes with that. Consider urban centers where you can meet other digital nomads as well as network, collaborate and learn from them. Make the most of the nomadic lifestyle and get some work done.

  • Travel

    Going To Iceland

    Accompanied by the serenity and vastness of the North Atlantic Ocean, Iceland serves as one of the most peaceful yet extraordinary retreats for the aspirant ones who find salvation in travelling around the world. It in-fact has been ranked as the most peaceful country of the world by the Global Peace Index of 2017.

    The quietude of the country along with the abundance of natural marvels is incomparable as well as astounding. Intense volcanic and tectonic activity that happened in the past gradually led to the formation of distinctive land forms that are nowhere to be seen in any other part of this planet. Apart from natural brilliance Iceland is also known for its bustling night life full of parties and entertainment.

    Here are your tips to enjoy Iceland Travel with adventure and serenity
    Firstly, it is always best to prepare before the trip. This should be everyone’s first step to enjoy a hassle-free experience amidst the scenic heritage of the world’s most peaceful country. Due to the inflating amount of tourists every single thing ranging from hotels to flights and transport services gets flooded and so instant bookings become a vague possibility.

    Consulting a travel guide and tour operator would be the most effective thing to do because such agencies can help fix accommodations, flight bookings and tour packages at affordable rates. If the traveler pursues his/her journey by pre-booking all the necessities there will be no hindrances in the future.

    Such measures are suitable especially during holiday seasons such as Christmas, when millions of tourists flood the entire country to enjoy invigorating moments. It even becomes impossible to get instant bookings for holiday activities like taking a fresh dip in the Blue Lagoon.

    Places you can go for
    One of the best tours for Iceland would be around the Golden Circle. This part of Iceland encompasses volcanic terrain, glaciers, beautiful farmhouses for leisurely stops, an earthquake exhibition center, the Thingvellir National Park and the highly renowned Gulfross Waterfall.

    One will have several options to learn about the Icelandic culture and geography, witness nature, venture into thrilling parts such as volcanic craters or perhaps ice-formed caves and altogether obtain spiritual bliss amidst the breath-taking falls.

    Other popular destinations include a tour to the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), which is also a very occasional event and the Southern Coast. The southern Icelandic parts also include popular tourist destinations such as hot water springs and the world famous black beaches (coastal regions shrouded by black sand).

    What can we summarize?
    It’s safe to say that one single visit to Iceland is not enough to fulfill a traveler’s wanderlust. The country has so many naturally enriched destinations, adventure-filled spots and a colorful city like Reykjavik that it indeed lures people back again.

    The tourism industry has progressively expanded with a significant rise in international visits every year. This in-turn has solved various regional as well as economical issues of the country. The amount of tourists has reached thrice as higher than the native population and is likely to grow even more due to the distinctive features which this beautiful snow-capped country offers.

    With pre-booking methods and help from significant operators tourists will have all the comfort they need during the trip. Such agencies suitably arrange mini-bus tours, accommodations and also include extra-tour-breaks for the leisurely delight of visitors. Hence, over-crowded places can be avoided and people can travel in luxury, altogether enjoying the sublimity of the Icelandic heritage without having to go through a scarcity of hotels.