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Posted by on Aug 3, 2015 in Travel Australia, Travel Australia and New Zealand, Travel Resources, Travel Tips |

New Ways to Travel for the Modern Explorer

New Ways to Travel for the Modern Explorer

The digital age has changed just about everything it touches, and traveling is no different. From the disappearance of travel agents to the rise of “sharing” services like AirBnB, there are new options and opportunities everywhere you look. Of course, not all new ideas are created equal, and along with the genuine innovation and inspiration, it’s easy for a traveler to run afoul of scams set up to snare tech-savvy early adopters. How can you tell the gems from the glass? Here are three new travel helpers that can come to your aid every step of the way: from booking a hotel to getting there from the airport to ensuring you always have a quiet place to come back to and collect yourself.  Book from Your Phone  These days smartphones are all but ubiquitous, and they can be your best friend in a bind every traveler is familiar with: trying to find a hotel room at the last minute. Whether you’re held up by weather, or just need to...

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Posted by on May 25, 2015 in Accommodations, Budget Travel, Extreme Travel, Family Travel, Money and Travel, Travel Europe, Travel Tips |

7 Tips For Travel In Vietnam

7 Tips For Travel In Vietnam

Enticing, exhilarating, sometimes downright chaotic – it is easy to understand Vietnam’s appeal for the travellers. Since a first time visit to any country can be daunting, we share our tips for travel in Vietnam. Visa requirements If you plan to travel to Vietnam, a visa is required. Depending on the purpose of your trip you will either have to apply for a tourist or a business visa. Tourist visa can be valid for 30 or 90 days respectively. For Vietnam visa can be a single entry, a double entry or a multiple entry (for example we would recommend a multiple entry tourist visa if you plan to travel in the region and then re-enter Vietnam). If the purpose of your trip is business, matters are more complicated. If you plan to travel to Vietnam in order to attend a conference or to visit a Vietnamese company, your host will have to contact the Immigration Office of Vietnam on your behalf. Once the business visa is granted, your host...

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Posted by on May 14, 2015 in Extreme Travel, Only The Best, Travel Andorra, Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

My Peaceful Trip To Ordino, An Andorra’s Mountain Village

My Peaceful Trip To Ordino, An Andorra’s Mountain Village

Keep in mind an underdog. Never imagine that you can “do little nations” in a couple of days. Andorra is greater, mightier and more wonderful than I could ever have envisioned. Yes, Andorra is a flat out undermined underdog and I disparaged it big time.In the wake of investigating Escaldes Engordany and the capital city Andorra la Vella, I looked further away from home. I chose to skirt Andorra’s just UNESCO World Heritage Site for an outing to this serene mountain town. Ordino. A mysterious place that knocked my socks off. Getting to Ordino I perceived two principle things about Andorra’s inward transport system: The courses are generally worked out and straightforward. Transports are occasional yet solid and proficient. In light of that I essentially went to a transport stop in Escaldes Engordany and held up for a transport. I could get a couple of transports to Ordino however clearly I simply took the first that came. That was a 6d transport and expense €1.80 for a solitary ticket....

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Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Accommodations, Expats, Extreme Travel, Only The Best, Travel Czech Republic, Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

The Unheard City of Olomouc, Czech Republic

The Unheard City of Olomouc, Czech Republic

Thought Prague was the main city worth seeing in the Czech Republic? I headed to the brew adoring Moravia, the exuberant understudy town of Olomouc, where splendid Baroque structural engineering is euphorically unsullied by British stag parties. For a long time now, Prague has totally commanded tourism in the Czech Republic, to such an extent that most different towns are, unjustifiably no doubt, put in the shade. Indeed Lonely Planet has changed the name of its manual for ‘Prague and the Czech Republic’, committing over a large portion of its distribution to the capital. Whisper it quietly, however Olomouc might simply be the hip new decision to go in Czech for those fatigued of Prague’s sugar-covered sights. An enthusiastic understudy town with a populace of around 100,000, Olomouc lies in focal Moravia in the eastern 50% of Czech, generally half route in the middle of Prague and Krakow.(Image by hathaway) Best of the Beaten Track Olomouc has the second biggest and second most established safeguarding zone in the Czech...

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Posted by on May 5, 2015 in Extreme Travel, Only The Best, Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Resources, Travel Romania, Travel Style, Travel Tips, World Culture and History |

Timisoara, The Ciy of Flowers And Theatres

Timisoara, The Ciy of Flowers And Theatres

The cultivated Western city of Romania and the city of theater and blooms, Timisoara, is for some the passage into Transylvania. However there’s such a great amount of additional to Timisoara, the town that seized obligation regarding forming its nation’s future. If you do not like a vampire’s tooth but pretty much the kind of person who like your Transylvania with edge, then Timișoara is simply what Buffy requested. Timișoara is the home of the 1989 Romanian upset that removed the decision party and finished with the execution of tyrant Ceaușescu. The projectiles that flagged huge C’s terminal year are memorialized by the gaps specking the Austro-Hungarian construction modeling.(Image by Rita) When a fringe city inside what used to be known as the Banat district, Timisoara stays one of Romania’s most multicultural, dynamic and created urban areas with substantial Hungarian, Serbian and German groups. It additionally goes about as a base for Romans, Turks, Austro-Hungarians, lastly Romanians. Notwithstanding being just the nation’s fourth biggest city, with its solid economy,...

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Posted by on May 2, 2015 in Expats, Extreme Travel, Only The Best, Transportation, Travel Destinations, Travel Europe, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips, Travel Turkey |

Watching Sunrise Over The Amazing Moonscapes of Cappadocia, Turkey

Watching Sunrise Over The Amazing Moonscapes of Cappadocia, Turkey

I was sat in a bar in Baku, Azerbaijan in July 2012 and my mate Johnny inquired as to whether we would visit Turkey on this trek. The answer was a resonating no. The reasons why we didn’t want to go there were unsurprising. I additionally had as of now been to Turkey. I wasn’t yet I didn’t put it high on my rundown of spots I have to see despite the reality my sister has advised some charming stories from his time in Turkey and the event he utilized there. Stories of remarkable inviting-ness and empowering activities. By one methods or an alternate all through the accompanying month we changed our notions and decided to head from Georgia to Turkey. In perspective of this, for visa reasons we decided to fly into Istanbul and work our way over to Iran. After the first night we picked we should stretch out beyond plan for dawn over the magnificent scenes. This intimated a cold and faint 5 o’clock in the...

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Posted by on Apr 29, 2015 in Only The Best, Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Asia, Travel Cambodia, Travel Destinations, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

Traveling To San Antonio Del Tachira from Cucuta

Traveling To San Antonio Del Tachira from Cucuta

It was time to head to Venezuela as having got into my imparted taxi at Cucuta Bus Station. I had no clue which Venezuelan city we would be heading to actually, nor did I try asking. Essentially in light of the fact that my point was to be in Caracas the day following, and knowing it was the capital, I accumulated I could get there on an immediate transport from wherever I wound up. So we abandoned the city of Cucuta in the midst of fumes exhaust, shower and filthy air. We touched base at the outskirt. The Colombian passageway was fine. I took a large portion of these photographs from inside the taxi, adding to the experience thinking back you can see it from my perspective, in the center seat at the over of the taxi.(Image by  Brian) The other individuals in the taxi didn’t have to get their identifications stamped or anything as they were all Venezuelan and they wouldn’t even be checked. I had trusted that...

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Posted by on Apr 26, 2015 in Accommodations, Extreme Travel, Only The Best, Travel Costa Rica, Travel Destinations, Travel North America, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

Unwinding At Hotel Vista Linda Montana in Costar Rica

Unwinding At Hotel Vista Linda Montana in Costar Rica

My focal American escapade was reaching an end and I knew it. I had two last nights in Costa Rica and having officially investigated San Jose, the capital, I chose to appreciate my last two nights in Central America by staying out in the mountains. I focused on the town of Alajuela as it recently appeared an impeccable fit – its near the global air terminal, its in the mountains and its additionally strategically placed close to Zoo Aves, one of the best zoos in Central America.(Image by Roloff)   At that point I discovered a pearl of a place that is really outside the town of Alajuela, and with an astounding mountain view. I found the Vista Linda Montana and I reached the manager and I was in fortunes – they had an extra space for me for my last two nights in Costa Rica! I was sorted and energized. My most recent two nights in the mainland would be immaculate joy! I picked the Hotel Vista Linda...

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Posted by on Apr 22, 2015 in Only The Best, Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Australia, Travel Australia and New Zealand, Travel Destinations, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips | 2 comments

The Wonders of Australia for First-Time Travelers

The Wonders of Australia for First-Time Travelers

Australia is one of the best places to visit with your family and friends. It will be a great and fun loving trip. Before you can go there, you will have to apply for a visitor visa which is valid for 3 months. Here are some of the best spots to visit in the country of kangaroos before you head to the beautiful Australia: Kakadu National Park : The best spot in Australia to enjoy the beautiful sunset. You will see different wildlife animals in this park. Kangaroos and crocodiles can be found everywhere in the park. Aboriginal artwork also attracts most of the tourists in this park. Rock drawings which were made 2000 years before can also be found in this park. Kata Tjuta : It is the best natural beauty in Australia and the list of best spots in Australia can’t be completed without it. The rock looks more beautiful when the sunlight changes its colors from bright to dark red. Tourists often come here to enjoy...

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Posted by on Apr 6, 2015 in Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Central America, Travel Costa Rica, Travel Destinations, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

Four Reasons to Pick Costa Rica for Your Next Family Vacation

Four Reasons to Pick Costa Rica for Your Next Family Vacation

Vacations present us with the perfect opportunity for families to bond and just have a good time with away from the busy daily lives. As the holiday season approaches, it is important to identify where you want to go. Clearly the best vacation spots in Costa Rica are where you want to be. It’s obviously Costa Rica- and in the following paragraphs you’ll see why it’s ideal for your next family vacation destination. 1. Many Wonderful Vacation Package Options Costa Rica family vacation deals are some of the most mind blowing in the market today. For instance, some of these family packages include being received by the tour operator representatives at the airport on arrival. Additionally, all the payments for entry into national parks and museums as well as local flights in Islita-San Jose are catered for alongside the day-by-day tours and meals. Your family also gets to spend 2 or 3 nights in five different hotels including the Costa Rica Marriott, Manatus Hotel and Punta Islita Hotel for...

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Posted by on Mar 13, 2015 in Family Travel, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips, World Culture and History, World Travel |

Sensitivity to Local Culture and its Importance

Sensitivity to Local Culture and its Importance

Traveling is always fun and brings you closer to exciting and rewarding experiences. Apart from helping you get a respite from the regimes of day-to-day life, your trip itinerary introduces you to new cultures, adventure filled activities, cuisines of different regions, unique festivals, different garments and host of cultural differences. The sounds and smells of varied cultures can often leave you spellbound and asking for more. In certain cases you may feel offended by the differences in gestures and behaviors, while at other times you may be overwhelmed by the warm hospitality and helpful demeanor of the people around you –either way you are a winner, as you end up learning something new. Whether you are frequent flier to foreign lands or are planning to visit a one-off destination in your next vacation, you need to ask yourself these two important questions before booking your tickets or proceeding to pack in your bags. These questions are: Does the local culture of the holiday destination of my choice apply to...

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Posted by on Jan 21, 2015 in Family Travel, Only The Best, Travel Asia, Travel Destinations, Travel Resources, Travel Singapore, Travel Style, Travel Tips | 1 comment

Best Parks in Singapore

Best Parks in Singapore

Also known as the Garden City, Singapore is covered in green in most of its parts. However, some of these spots stand out above other, offering great spots for everyone to enjoy. These parks are created to target different types of people ranging from nature lovers to those seeking spots for romance, outdoor dining and families and even for picnics. Best for Picnics The most popular park for picnic lovers is the Sembawang Park that is located on the beach side. A popular pass time activity in this park is fishing and most people can be seen around the parks in barbecue pits as well as picnic tables. Others can be seen on the natural beaches feasting while sitting on blankets with family and friends.(Image by Steel Wool) Best for Meditation The Pearl’s Hill City park is the ideal spot for meditating. It is built on top of a hill around a reservoir that is far off the busy streets of Chinatown. Visitors of this park experience tranquility and...

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Posted by on Jan 18, 2015 in Cruises, Luxury Travel, Only The Best, Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

Best Cruises for Couples

Best Cruises for Couples

Before you venture the open seas on a romantic cruise, it is very important that you research and find the best cruises for couples. The various cruise lines are designed to deliver varying experiences. Some are meant for college students or even families. Going on a romantic cruise with such lines would only turn your expected romantic experience to a chaotic one with drunken guys or noisy children. Some of the best cruises that are meant for couples include: Crown Princess Many couple who have been on a romantic cruise with the Princess cruises can acknowledge that the Crown Princess is one of the best cruise ships for couples. These ship, nicknamed The Loveboat, offers unique and memorable marriage proposal packages such the personal video cast on the massive cinema screens found on the ship. Arrangements are also made for newly engaged couples for them to have a special romantic dinner, perfect for making eternal commitment promises when in the middle of the sea.(Image by EDDIE) Wind Spirit This...

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Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 in Only The Best, Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Asia, Travel Destinations, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Thailand, Travel Tips |

Best Beach Destinations in Thailand

Best Beach Destinations in Thailand

Thailand is known to have some of the world’s best beaches. Each of these beaches has its own unique personality. You are therefore required to first research so as you can find the best destination. Some of the top rated beaches in Thailand are: Patong Beach, Phuket This is the most popular beach in Thailand. It is found in Phuket and is the largest beach on the island. Its wide coastline offers visitors white soft sand, plenty of restaurants and hotels, warm sea water as well as shopping malls located at walking distances. During the day, guests enjoy the jet skis while the nightlife is really vibrant. The nightlife attracts large partying crowds, not the best for those seeking quiet and peaceful moments.(Image by Joel Samuel) Railey Beach, Krabi The beach is considered to be a bit quiet as well as sporty. It can only be accessed by a boat though it is on the mainland. On the horizon, you can see small islands beyond the clear blue waters....

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Posted by on Jan 8, 2015 in Honeymoon Holiday, Only The Best, Travel Resources, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

Honeymoon Packing Tips

Honeymoon Packing Tips

After spending lots of time planning for your wedding, the better way of beginning the new life is to go for a fabulous honeymoon. The first things you need to do it pick the best destination as well as the honeymoon suite of your choice. The other most important thing that you should consider is the packing. Some of the honeymoon packing tips include: Plan Early The key to having a smooth honeymoon is planning early especially if you are to leave immediately after your wedding. Avoid the last minutes rush. You may also need to investigate baggage rules of your airline carriers as well as your destinations travel advisories. So as to avoid any surprise fees when on your romantic getaway, ensure that you consult cell phone providers and even your credit card companies informing them of your plans. Carry Some Over-the-counter Medications Even if it may not sound like the most romantic thing to do, it will make you feel better if some one gets ill when...

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