Mosaic Globe http://www.mosaicglobe.com Where all travel pieces come together Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:01:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 65807254 5 Breath-taking Hikes to Put on Your Bucket List http://www.mosaicglobe.com/5-breath-taking-hikes-to-put-on-your-bucket-list/ http://www.mosaicglobe.com/5-breath-taking-hikes-to-put-on-your-bucket-list/#respond Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:01:24 +0000 http://www.mosaicglobe.com/?p=2949

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Hiking is not only a powerful cardio workout but also a chance to reconnect with nature and decompress. Europe is home to some spectacular hiking trails. Forget hiking in Africa or the USA, Europe is perfect for beautiful, well guided hiking routes with amazing views. Here are five routes you should check out for a great hike in Europe.

West Highland Way – Scotland

The Scottish Highlands are the perfect place in the UK for outdoor activities and have some great hiking trails for avid walkers. The West Highland Way follows ancient trails and rocky paths spanning 96 miles ending at the tallest mountain in the UK, Ben Nevis. During your hike, take in Loch Lomond, the swamps of Rannoch Moor, and also the Devil’s Staircase.

Hot Spring route – Iceland

As expected, you will find your way through hot springs on this trail but that’s not all. Volcanoes, glaciers, mountains and meadows await you on this beautiful trail through this pristine country. The 34-mile trail is appealing to visitors compared to other longer routes, which means it is quite well travelled. However, when you are soaking in the scenery, you won’t notice the other hikers on the path with you. 

Tour de Mont Blanc – France Italy and Switzerland

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A trail spanning three countries with views of the tallest mountain in the European Union. You can understand why this is a popular feat. The circular route starts and finishes in Chamonix France and is 105 miles in length. Accommodation is readily available along the route in typical traditional alpine style. An excellent hike with breath-taking scenery, and a real place of Alpine beauty.

Slovenian Mountain Trail – Slovenia

Start the trail in the Alpine town of Maribor and cover 310 miles before reaching the end in the coastal village of Ankaran. You will discover such varied landscapes as you travel down the country, from mountainous peaks to Mediterranean vineyards. The route itself is very well maintained and to make your hike even more fun there’s a passport book to collect stamps at all 80 of the checkpoints on the way.   

Kungsleden – Sweden

A massive 270 miles of trails through glaciers, tundra, birch forests and Sweden’s highest peak, Mount Kebnekaise. Summer is the best time for Hikers to scale the route, and tourists are permitted to camp anywhere along the trail. There are also campsites and huts to stay in too. If you don’t want to tackle the challenge in one big chunk, the route can be split up into four one-week segments. So if you only have a couple of weeks holiday per year, you can still complete the full trail without having to do it all in one go.

What do you think about these bucket list hikes?

There you have it, some amazing places to take a hike this summer, so all you have to do is pack your backpack, plan your route and go! Improve your health, fitness and most of all your mind with exceptional memories and a sense of achievement you will never forget.

Do you have any of these walking routes on your bucket list? There are so many places in Europe to enjoy an amazing hike and these are just five of those the continent has to offer.

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Inside Orlando: Where to Stay http://www.mosaicglobe.com/inside-orlando-where-to-stay/ http://www.mosaicglobe.com/inside-orlando-where-to-stay/#respond Mon, 07 Aug 2017 16:33:48 +0000 http://www.mosaicglobe.com/?p=2944 Orlando has an amazing array of attractions, most obviously Universal Studios Florida – and that’s before we even consider how nearby the Walt Disney World Resort is. The broad variety of exciting things to do in Orlando makes a lengthy stay there appealing.

However, if you are indeed intent on staying in Orlando for a series of nights, you have many options to narrow down when it comes to choosing accommodation. There are plenty of great options in the area, and which of them you should plump for can depend on your own interests. Below are some of our own favourite accommodation spots and what exactly makes them especially attractive.

Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando

International Drive is a part of Orlando where the hotels are especially worth considering. Christopher Elliott, a consumer advocate, has observed in words published by Visit Orlando: “International Drive is undergoing a renaissance right now. It’s now the place where you can get great nightlife, dining and entertainment.”

He cited the biggest benefit of an International Drive stay as being between major theme parks, among them SeaWorld Orlando. One great choice along International Drive is the Rosen Inn at Pointe Orlando. This hotel comprises six high-rise buildings across which are more than a thousand rooms. A mere five-minute distance separates the hotel from Discovery Cove.

The site also has a trio of appealing swimming pools, the areas of which feature gorgeous landscaped gardens. It’s all wonderfully conducive to relaxation – and a great place at which to regularly stop between theme park visits.
On the subject of theme parks, the hotel also provides shuttle travel to those – but given the on-site games room and sports bar, you could find yourself more distracted by the hotel’s facilities than you had originally anticipated! Don’t allow it to throw your schedule off-course…

Disney Area Ultimate Villas

If you are mulling over the idea of staying in Orlando, then the biggest reason why could be the proximity of Walt Disney World. Certainly, with Orlando as your base, you wouldn’t need to spend too much of your time travelling to and from Walt’s world. That’s bound to be a relief if you have kids who are prone to asking the dreaded “Are we there yet?”

However, the usual advantages of renting Orlando accommodation can be added to when you choose one of the Disney Area Ultimate Villas. These are included in the choice of Orlando villas possible to book through the UK-based tour operator Ocean Florida. With an Ultimate Villa, you will never be over a 25-minute road journey away from Walt Disney World’s entrance.

Still, while there are many different Disney Area villas available, the Ultimate Villas are extra-special. This is because they enable an entirely luxurious experience. For example, a high number of guests can simultaneously stay in an Ultimate Villa, which will also feature plush furnishings, sophisticated technology and private swimming pools.

Calabay Parc

If you are kind of person who enjoys getting close to nature, then it’s easy for us to recommend Calabay Parc – another Orlando villa that Ocean Florida enables UK residents to book. The surroundings are beautiful, consisting largely of orange groves and pine trees.

Furthermore, behind the community is a conservation area affording views of a forest, not to mention wildlife that is native to Florida. Before you even depart the villa, however, you could still find plenty to like – including a private pool. It’s ideal for getting some laps in here and there…

Also, there is a huge range of useful amenities right on the doorstep – including a supermarket, such major retail spots as Ridge-View Plaza and Berry Town Centre, and plentiful restaurants. Staying in this villa can leave you feeling like Florida really is your home; that’s how laidback the setting is.

On top of all of that, whether you want to visit Universal Studios Florida or the Walt Disney World Resort, only a short drive is necessary for reaching either attraction from Calabay Parc. Ever wondered how amazing it would feel to live near two of the world’s most exciting cultural attractions? You can look forward to finding out after you have booked a stint at this villa.

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Day Trips to Take From Perth http://www.mosaicglobe.com/day-trips-to-take-from-perth/ http://www.mosaicglobe.com/day-trips-to-take-from-perth/#respond Sun, 30 Jul 2017 14:39:27 +0000 http://www.mosaicglobe.com/?p=2937 Perth is a great Australian city to visit, and holds a lot of entertainment and culture for you to enjoy. As with any part of Australia, however, the sprawling nature of the local attractions may mean that you decide to go on multiple day trips to take advantage of all of them. Here are the top day trips you could choose if you are staying in Perth.

Rottnest Island

Although the name doesn’t sound too appealing, this island is a weekend getaway hotspot for many. If you enjoy relaxing on sun-drenched beaches, exploring historical attractions, or watching the native wildlife, then Rottnest will tick all of the boxes for you. Rock wallabies are one of the main attractions here, and cars are not allowed, keeping the atmosphere tranquil and natural. You can go swimming, enjoy nature walks, snorkel, take a Segway tour, and visit the local museum. You can book a ferry to Rottnest from the Barrack Street Jetty which will take about 90 minutes to get there – ask at your hotel if you can book a day trip with them.

Caversham Wildlife Park

A 30-minute drive from Perth is the Caversham Wildlife Park. It’s perfect for animal lovers, and represents a great day out for families in particular. All of the popular native animals are here: you will be able to spot kangaroos, wombats, kookaburras, koalas, and echidnas. Some of the animals can be hand-fed and there is also a farmyard area where kids can pet the more common farm animals. If you’re interested in traditional Aussie culture, you can learn a lot more here too: all about shearing sheep or how to crack a whip. It’s definitely worth a full-day visit for those who love getting up close to all manner of cuddly beasts.

Yanchep National Park

Any National Park is always worth a visit, and Yanchep is a particularly great day out. It is situated about 50 kilometres above the city, and is full of walking trails and brightly coloured wildflowers. There’s a large lake surrounded by coastal plains, with kangaroos and koalas both roaming wild around the boardwalk trails. Bird species are plentiful here, and all of them spectacularly exciting. There are even some limestone caves with stalagmites and stalactites for explorers to admire. You can talk a guided tour or just see things at your own pace.

Yanchep National Park

Swan Valley

About 14 kilometres away from the city centre you will find one of the best wine regions in Australia. Foodies will love it, not just wine aficionados. Take a river cruise on the Swan River to get there, and sample local produce. The grapes are excellent, but so are the asparagus, melons, nuts, honey, chocolate, cheese, strawberries, citrus fruits, and nougat – all produced in this region. If that’s not enough, you will also find art galleries, 19th-century architecture, and highly acclaimed restaurants which may well be the highlight of your day. After a day trip to Swan Valley, you might not want to go back to Perth!

Rockingham’s Shoalwater Bay

Located 50 kilometres below Perth, Shoalwater Bay is the kind of place which is worth a visit no matter how far you have to drive. The Shoalwater Islands Marine Park boasts clear waters, through which you can see pods of Dolphins and Australian sea lions. The bottlenose Dolphins are happy and relaxed as they swim with visitors, interacting for the promise of a treat. If you don’t want to get into the water yourself, glass-bottomed cruises give you the joy of seeing it all first-hand while staying dry.

 

Kayak tours are also a lot of fun, and give you a chance to meet little penguins or see the reefs under your vessel. If you like to dive or snorkel, these reefs are also an excellent place to do it. Again, this is another destination that you might consider booking more than one day’s excursion to because it’s just so beautiful and exciting.

The nature of Australia’s geography means that day trips are almost always a must. When in Perth, don’t miss out on the surroundings by just staying in the city. You could even convert your day trip into an overnight stay at the end of your vacation, to save on hotel fees and give your holiday a mini-extension.


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6 Tips to Maximize Your Summer Vacation http://www.mosaicglobe.com/6-tips-to-maximize-your-summer-vacation/ Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:15:17 +0000 http://www.mosaicglobe.com/?p=2923 Whether you’re traveling to another country or just staying close to home, you want to do whatever possible to maximize your experience. We composed a list of six tips to help you get the most of your summer vacation.

Read below for our helpful summer tips and tricks to maximize your summer experience.

Budget

At the beginning of summer, set a goal amount. Estimate it by calculating the cost of all your must-do summer activities (e.g. concerts, water parks, movie releases, and festivals) and any random spur of the moment expenses, include food, clothing, and last minute trips.

Ask your bank to open up a savings account specifically for summer adventures. After summer ends, convert your savings account into a winter adventure account. Whimsical savers can instead use a piggy bank or decorative jar as a way to save for their summer goals. Take a certain amount out of the bank each week and add it to the jar. Do not open or break the piggy bank until it’s time for one of your summer activities.

Use Coupons

Make a habit of checking Groupon at least once a day. Bookmark the pages of your favorite stores. Groupon carries coupons for over 11,000 stores, so even sites you wouldn’t expect, like 1800Contacts, has a page on the deal giant site.

Print or copy down a code before visiting online retailers or in-store ones. Use coupons wherever you go because it helps you save a ton of money, which you can later use for other summer activities.

Pack a Survival Bag

Designate a specific tote or handbag as your summer survival bag. This summer, whenever you leave your house, carry it along. Fill your bag with the following items:

  • Sunscreen
  • A small light snack (fruit, some form of protein like nuts, energy bar, a small sandwich or salad, and a water bottle).
  • Important cards: debt, I.D, store savings, and library
  • A book or e-reader
  • An MP3 player, so you can save energy on your phone by not listening to music on it
  • Sunglasses

 

Add to the bag as you see fit. Fill it with items that you’ll need if you’re away for a long period. Replace food every trip, but keep the rest of the survival items within the bag to ensure that you never forget anything important.

Buy an Effective Cooling System

If you plan to spend the majority of your summer inside, invest in your cooling system. Stay away from cheap fans because they tend to break mid-summer. Pay a little more for ones that last long enough to keep you cool for years. The same rule applies to air conditioners: Invest so that it lasts longer than one summer. Additionally, consider buying an energy saving unit to be more environmentally conscious.

Monitor Deals

Join the email list of your favorite stores. Additionally, if they have a free reward program, sign up for that as well. Most companies alert their email list to their sales, and offer even more discounts to reward members. Also join the email list of major airlines, hotel companies, and daily deal getaway sites.

Pick Experience Over Destination

WhichBudget.com and SellOffVacations are just a few sites that let jetsetters buy cheap vacation packages or airline tickets. The major catch is that you don’t really have much of a choice in where you go. You see a vacation package at a reasonable price, click buy, and then plan around the date and location.

For many, this may seem more stressful than fun. However, for those adventurous souls, this is the chance to be bold and travel the world.


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Three European Cities that Should be on Your Bucket List http://www.mosaicglobe.com/three-european-cities-that-should-be-on-your-bucket-list/ Mon, 26 Jun 2017 12:40:07 +0000 http://www.mosaicglobe.com/?p=2919 From snow-capped mountains for avid skiers, to sleepy little villages in the countryside that make the perfect romantic getaway, Europe is home to some of the most beautiful, vibrant cities in the world, but it can be difficult to pick just one for your next vacation. We’ve highlighted the top three that should be first on your bucket list – we hope you agree!

Valencia

Often overshadowed by Madrid and Barcelona, Valencia is one of the most diverse cities you’ll ever come across – it truly has something for everyone. For sun-worshipers, there’s miles and miles of golden sandy beaches, as well as plenty of local parks such as the manicured Botanical Gardens, where you can soak up some peace and tranquility.

 

For culture-vultures, head to the famous Llotja de la Seda – a top tourist attraction and perfect example of Gothic architecture – or how about taking a stroll around the stunning Thirteenth century walkways of Valencia Cathedral? If you’re an animal lover, you won’t be able to resist the impressive L’Oceanogràfic – a magnificent, contemporary structure housing a huge aquarium – or the Valencia Bioparc, with 10 hectares dedicated to animal preservation.

Rome

Once the hub of a mighty empire, there are still plenty of ancient monuments and relics that serve as a reminder of this city’s powerful past. With iconic buildings such as the Colosseum, Sistine Chapel and Palatine Hill, this city is bursting with attractions and sightseeing opportunities that continue to impress and inspire millions of people each year.

You could take a walking tour of the city’s best museums, stop for gelato by the striking Spanish Steps, take a stroll through the evening markets spotting street performers within Piazza Navona, or simply go designer window shopping. Our top tip would be to pick up some opera tickets (you can book them online easily through romeoperatickets.com) and watch an aria under the stars in the romantic setting of Rome’s open-air amphitheatre.

Krakow

This picturesque city nestled within Poland may not be the first place you think of for a European holiday, but it’s a thriving city full of life, just waiting to be discovered. At the heart of the city itself is the beautifully crafted, Thirteenth century buildings that make up the Main Square. It’s the perfect place to grab a coffee at one of the quaint cafes and start your journey around the city.

Start with St Mary’s Basilica seen as you’re so close by, and admire it’s imposing double tower before heading to the iconic Kraków Cloth Hall. A Renaissance masterpiece in its own right, the Hall is located in the Old Town and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978. Once at the centre of international trade, it’s now a monument to times gone by, and the upper level is the Sukiennice Museum, home to the largest permanent exhibit of the 19th-century Polish artwork including paintings and sculptures.

Which of these three cities will you be heading to this summer?


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5 Ways to Fully Enjoy Singapore on Your Holiday http://www.mosaicglobe.com/5-ways-to-fully-enjoy-singapore-on-your-holiday/ Wed, 21 Jun 2017 15:45:35 +0000 http://www.mosaicglobe.com/?p=2914 Singapore, an island located off Southern Malaysia, has gained its name globally as a holiday destination. Its popularity has risen over the years because of its diverse nature of what it offers. Whether you are an art lover, or a food fanatic, or into diverse culture ranging from Chinese to Indian to Muslim and so on, or nightlife lover, or a shopping lover, or an admirer of amazing architecture, or a wildlife lover, and so on and on, then be sure that Singapore is your choice for a perfect holiday. With all that and much more to offer, Singapore may sound as an expensive destination, but that isn’t the case. It is one of the few holiday destinations that gathers for those on budget as well. And as if all that wasn’t enough, the warmth and welcoming nature of Singaporeans will leave you amazed.

5 WAYS TO FULLY ENJOY SINGAPORE

Since there are a lot of amazing things to do and breath-taking places to visit in Singapore, one may end up being confused and fail to fully enjoy what Singapore has to offer. To avoid such a scenario, the following ways helps you to fully enjoy your dream holiday in Singapore. It serves as a small guide to make sure your perfect holiday in Singapore will be worthwhile in terms of time, cost and memories to be made.

A. Explore Changi Airport upon arrival

This airport prides itself as one of the largest transportation hub for Southeast Asia and is the greatest civilian airport in Singapore. It is the entry point to Singapore by air and is considered as a destination in itself. This is because of the breath-taking infrastructure coupled with amazing architecture with some of the best finishes which makes the airport a beautiful scenery on its own. Even before one lands, a view of the sea waters and the cost line leave one without words. Outside the airport gives a magnificent view of parks among other things, a view which words may not describe fully. Naturally, it is the point where one starts of exploring during his/her holiday in Singapore, and you can take it to the bank the fact that you won’t be disappointed.

B. Consider Local accommodation

If you are heading for a holiday of a couple of days, you should consider an apartment for rent in Singapore. People usually prefer rented apartments to hotel rooms during holidays due to cost and comfort factor. There is also the fact that one can have other luxuries such as having to cook for yourself in an apartment. There are various apartment sizes available in Singapore to gather for the various needs you may have, ranging from one bedroom, two bedrooms, and so on. The goodness of these apartments is that one can rent them for a minimum of two nights. What more, than to than to have a variety of apartments with prices as low as $ 45 per night, or even lower. This means no matter your budget, you will find a decent apartment for your perfect holiday in Singapore.

C. Take a cooking class

Due to Singapore’s multi-ethnic culture, there are several local cuisines that can only leave you yearning for more, each with unique taste and aroma. In fact, Singapore was ranked as the Best Street Food City in the year 2013. With all these rich local foods, how much more interesting will your holiday be if you were taught how to cook some of the finger-licking cuisines which you can later on try it yourself? Amazing, right? And more so, you will be taking the cooking class from the local Singaporeans. The cooking classes in Singapore can be done in some of the world renowned cooking schools in Singapore or in various hotels who offer such classes. It is important to note that the fee for the class vary greatly depending on factors such as whether one to be professional or just sharpening kitchen skills. Some of the schools are Hooked, Basilico, Cookery Magic and very many others.

D. Visit Sentosa

You think of an island to visit so Sentosa is the place to be. It is an island resort off Singapore’s southern cost and is very popular as it receives over 20 million people a year. To put into perspective, the island is referred to as the Asia’s Favorite Playground and also State of Fun. At Sentosa, you will have tones of things to do with places to visit such as S.E.A. Aquarium, a ride in Singapore Cable Cars, a walk in Sentosa Boardwalk, several theme parks, museums, amazing sights and landmarks, just to mention but a few.

E. View the City from Marina Bay Sands rooftop

A holiday to Singapore will definitely not be complete without a visit to Marina Bay Sands to have a view of the city. This 5-star hotel has the largest rooftop infinity pool in the world! The hotel is less than 20 minutes drive from Changi Airport and a walking distance to Marina Bay. The hotel’s rooftop offers a fantastic view of the city. More so, if you are lucky and is willing to spend the night at the hotel, some well-appointed rooms at the hotel offer a great view of the city and you will be able to have that for your entire stay at the hotel!

In conclusion, we have a look at what holds Singapore together. Singapore is commonly referred to as the Lion City and this is because of the Merlion symbol used to market its tourism industry. Merlion symbol serves to unite the Singaporeans. It is a picture depicting two animals, a lion and a fish which is actually a lion’s head with a fish’s tail. The symbol has a meaning as the fish represents the historic economic of the Singaporeans while the lion’s head represent Singapore’s original name ‘Singapura’ which meant loosely ‘Lion City’ which still exists to date.
It may be impossible to describe fully all the reasons why Singapore is arguably the perfect holiday destination. The various sites and amazing facilities makes it a definite bucket list item for anyone planning for a perfect holiday, either alone, with friends, spouse or family and even as a corporate/company.


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Top Destinations for an Amazing Road Trip in Utah http://www.mosaicglobe.com/top-destinations-for-an-amazing-road-trip-in-utah/ Sun, 11 Jun 2017 10:22:56 +0000 http://www.mosaicglobe.com/?p=2909 There are very few states in the United States that are as beautiful as Utah. From its famous red rocks to its national forests to its sprawling city centers, Utah has it all. There are plenty of great destinations to visit in Utah, and it’s perfect great destinations to visit

Before setting off, it important to make sure you have a reliable car that has a working air conditioner. It can get hot in the summer, and there’s nothing worse than being stuck in a car with no AC. You also need good insurance that will cover you in case of any collisions. Also make sure you know about a car accident lawyer in the Salt Lake area in case the worse should happen. Better be safe than sorry!

Once you’re all packed up and ready to go, try giving these 6 destinations a try. You won’t be disappointed.

1. Uinta Forest

The Uinta National Forest is one of the most breathtaking tracts of pure, unadulterated land west of the Rockies. With over eight hundred thousand acres, Uinta has everything an outdoor enthusiast could want. Fishing, camping, kayaking, skiing it’s all there for you to enjoy. The forest has something for everyone to enjoy all year long. It’s no wonder that Uinta is such a popular destination spot.

2. Park City

Located in northern Utah, Park City is a popular destination filled with ski resorts. Once a mining town, Park City has matured into one of the best places to go skiing and snowboarding. But perhaps what Park City is best known for is the Sundance Film Festival held there every year. Unsurprisingly, Park City has a wealth of culture and fun to be had by all.

3. Arches National Park

Every road trip in Utah should stop by Arches National Park. This is what Utah is famous for. Natural arches made of sandstone and red rock dot the landscape of this park along with towering cliffs and spires, and rocks balanced upon high mesas. The scenery exists nowhere else in the United States. It is truly unique. If you’re an morning person or a night owl, make sure you take a view of the part during sunrise or sunset. It’s absolutely beautiful.

4. Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is the largest city in Utah as well as its capital, It is the headquarters of the Church of Latter Day Saints, and in 2002 it featured the Winter Olympics. Salt Lake City is nestled between the Oquirrh Mountains and the Wasatch Range. This means that no matter where you look, you’ll be greeted by incredible scenery.

5. Great Salt Lake

Bordering Salt Lake City and lending the city its name, Great Salt Lake is unusual in that it is a saltwater lake. Exploring the salt flats of the lake can be a one of a kind experience that you shouldn’t miss out on.

6. Homestead Crater

While you’re road tripping you can stop by Homestead Resort and explore Homestead Crater. This crater features a natural geothermal hot spring that’s covered by a 55 foot tall dome of limestone. The water reaches depths of 65 feet and is perfect for both swimming and scuba diving. This makes it one of the only warm water diving sites in the United States.

Utah is a beautiful state that’s home to gorgeous Salt Lake City. It is a must for every traveler to visit once. Not only that, but there are plenty of destinations to explore.


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Things to Keep in Mind if you are Flying for the First Time http://www.mosaicglobe.com/things-to-keep-in-mind-if-you-are-flying-for-the-first-time/ Fri, 09 Jun 2017 02:11:26 +0000 http://www.mosaicglobe.com/?p=2905 If it’s your first time on a plane, then it’s natural to be stoked. The thought of traveling by air is quite exhilarating and an impressive experience. You must have thought about this moment for long, and it is finally happening. Whether you are traveling for work or leisure, being on a plane is full of excitement, and one remembers this moment forever in their lives. However, keeping the enthusiasm quotient in the equation, there are several things you must keep in mind before you take the flight.

Ticket

First things first, you need a ticket, and it all depends on how much you are willing to spend. You can book tickets from several travel portals, both online and offline. However, online is the way to go since you will get the best offer for the price. If you are looking to travel on a budget, make sure you search for cheap flights online booking India to get the best prices for your trip. Travel portals like Yatra offer incredible deals on flights, and the entire process is seamless.

Prepare for the Flight

After booking your flight ticket online, it all comes down to preparing for the long flight. You need to make sure you are carrying all the necessary documents, including your ticket (printed or digital copy) and proof of identification (Aadhar Card, Driving License, or Passport). Traveling by air requires you to reach early before the flight. If you are flying domestically, make sure you arrive at least 90 minutes before your flight. Since it takes the time to move through the airport, ensure that you have plenty of time beforehand.

Check-In

Once you are inside the airport, the first thing you must do is to go for check-in. Airport check-in is the first procedure for a passenger when arriving at an airport. You need to look for the reception of the airline you are flying with, and head to the area with your baggage and documents. During the check-in, you are supposed to hand over the extra baggage which is not allowed inside the aircraft’s cabin. The primary function of airport check-in is to accept luggage that will go inside the plane’s cargo. The officer at check-in reception will give you the boarding pass and a receipt for the luggage. It helps the airline to mark your attendance too!

Boarding

After checking in, you need to go through another security check before finally being able to board the flight. During the security check, you are required to take out your phone, jacket, laptop and other electronics outside for inspection. The security officer will stamp your boarding pass and your carryon luggage. Once you are through the security check, you will have to wait in the departure area till your flight is in position.

In-flight

The most hectic part is over, and it is finally the time to experience all the excitement. Check out your seat number, and follow the commands of cabin crew. Before takeoff, the cabin crew will take you through the safety measures. Fasten your seatbelt, and enjoy the flight!

Landing

Once you have landed, don’t stand up before directed by the cabin crew. If your plane is parked at the terminal, you will be shuttled to the entrance. Follow the exit, and head to collect your luggage. It can take a while for the luggage to show up, so be patient and pay attention. You can alternatively shop at duty-free shops. After claiming your baggage, head out of the airport and take a taxi to your destination.

It is indeed exciting when one is traveling by air for the first time, however, make sure you carry yourself well. Manners are universal, and it is imperative to behave when traveling. Make sure to check out cheap online, and book one through one of the leading travel portals in India. It saves time, money and will give you peace of mind. We hope your first air travel is followed by more.


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The Essential St. Barts Travel Guide http://www.mosaicglobe.com/the-essential-st-barts-travel-guide/ Tue, 16 May 2017 17:31:22 +0000 http://www.mosaicglobe.com/?p=2900 Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, you have probably heard of St. Barts – an island in the French West Indies known for its exclusivity and reputation as a paradise that famous celebrities and wealthy socialites frequent. But even us regular folks aren’t immune to the allure of the island. Beautiful beaches, luxury boutiques, beach bars, and luxury villa rentals in St. Barts await you. So read on to find out more about the Caribbean’s most expensive island.

How to Get There

Because of its exclusivity, you can’t find any direct flights to St. Barts. The only airlines that fly directly to the island are Winair or St. Barth Commuter, and both offer a 15-minute plane ride only from St. Maarten. You can also choose to take the ferry ride, which will take about 45 minutes travel time. Another way is to fly from San Juan, Puerto Rico with Tradewinds Aviation. All these are your options if you don’t have a private jet or a yacht at your disposal.

Best Times to Visit the Island

The best time to go to St. Barts is November to June. However, it’s usually very hot from December to April, so you might want to take note of that when planning your visit. September and October are rainy seasons and not a good time to visit since many establishments on the island close.

Accommodation

Because of the steady tourism, there are currently 25 hotels and around 400 private villas for rent on the island. If you want to feel secluded from other tourists, Hotel Le Toiny St. Barth is your best choice. This is a hotel that houses 14 individual luxury villas in over 42 acres of property, which makes it almost impossible for you to run into another guest throughout your entire stay.

Le Sereno is the accommodation choice for the young and those young at heart. It has a trendy vibe that people love yet it doesn’t sacrifice privacy. If you want to try the island’s most breathtaking infinity pool, Hotel Christopher is the one for you. Le Guanahami is the hotel for families with young children, and couples on a holiday usually stay at Cheval Blanc.

From over 400 private villas on St. Barts, you won’t find it hard to feel at home on the island. Book your villas in advance through travel companies and websites that can help you make all the necessary arrangements for your holiday.

St. Barts Beaches

With a total of 16 beaches on St. Barts, each with distinct characteristics, you are sure to find the one that’s perfect for you.

If you want a no-frills beach, Saline Beach is the one for you. You won’t find any shops, restaurants, or bars on Saline, just its soft, white sand and beautiful, translucent water. St. Jean, on the other hand, is the opposite. It is where you can find the hottest spots on the island like Eden Rock and Nikki Beach. If you like people-watching, this is the beach that you want to go to because it’s usually packed with people.

Colombier is the beach for those who want privacy and adventure, since in order to get there you will have to go on a half-hour hike. You can also just go on a boat ride if you want to take the more relaxed route.

Restaurants and Bars

The island is sprawling in dining spots and bars. Go to The Hideaway for a slice of delicious pizza or Burger Palace for some burgers. Kiki-e Mo serves the best salads and sandwiches on the island. And what is an island without fresh fruit juices and smoothies? Tom’s Juice Bar is the one you want to go to for that.

For a glamorous restaurant experience, go to Bonito Saint Barth for their salmon tiradito, and Orega for some French-Japanese cuisine.

During the night, go to any of the many bars that the island is known for. You don’t have to miss you favorite bars in New York – Bagatelle and 1 Oak are regulars on St. Barts, too.


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The Wonders Of Hawaii. Don’t Miss a Thing http://www.mosaicglobe.com/the-wonders-of-hawaii-dont-miss-a-thing/ Sat, 29 Apr 2017 11:19:55 +0000 http://www.mosaicglobe.com/?p=2891 One Of The World’s Most Beautiful Places

You know Hawaii. You’ve heard of this wondrous island chain, you’ve listened to the peaceful ukulele music, seen the Hawaiian dancers with their coconuts and gentle dances, fantasized over the warm breezes and the crashing waves, and certainly seen films that emphasize the same.

Hawaii is worth a pilgrimage at some point in your life. And the temperate landscape is worth more than just a few days’ stopover. If you really want to get the most out of this beautiful island territory of the United States, you want to spend some real time there. You want to get to know the locals, and find the hidden areas most tourists miss.Whether you are a teacher, manufacturing work, or a disability lawyer, you owe it to yourself to accumulate vacation so you can maximize your time in Hawaii.

But you may not have time to see it all; and even if you do have time, picking a direction and striking out that way may not yield the adventurous fruit you were hoping for. It’s like reinventing the wheel. You need a fast way to get some heavy goods somewhere, and things like sleds don’t work as well as you’d like.

When you discover that some better option should be brought to the table, you can either go about trying to invent it yourself, or trust in the discoveries of others, save some real time, likely save some money, and enjoy yourself all the better. If you really want to double down on your enjoyment, planning in advance is recommendable.

Hawaiian Tours

There are a lot of reasons to take Hawaiian tours; according to FunHawaiiTours.com, Hawaii is: “…a perfect place to look for some adventure, excitement, and maybe a little bit of danger.” Pearl Harbor Tours – Discover Hawaii Tours are an eye-opening look at the past.

To that end, looking for local tour options can help show you the landscape, save you some time, and even give you direction should you plan a longer stay. The native Hawaiians will definitely know the “touristy” and “non-touristy’ areas, and can help you get a real bead on the landscape without wasted time.

Such tour solutions can additionally help show you the sites in ways you may not have thought about. When you go through an agency, it’s possible to source deals not easy to find otherwise, For a great tour that includes Pearl Harbor + Dole Plantation + Polynesian Cultural Center Tour – The Official Pearl Harbor Tours Site offers a memorable experience.

You will want to visit Pearl Harbor, a name known the world over not only for its connotation with WWII, but for associated beauty. With a combined tour, “…visiting Pearl Harbor is easy and you see all of the top attractions.”

It’s a real shame to be in a region where some of the world’s most important history has taken place, and to miss seeing it because you don’t know the lay of the land.

Realm Of Rest And Relaxation

When it comes to Hawaii, you’ll find some of the bluest skies and greenest forests in the world. You’ll find gentle waves that aren’t too hot or too cold. The temperature stays at about the same place year-round, and you’ll truly see the meaning of the word paradise. Places like this help you revel in the joys of life, and realize why you work so hard.

For those who’ve never been to Hawaii, it could be relaxing just to look at some of the options available online. There are sure to be some aspects of discovery and delight you have yet to consider, and are worth checking out.

One last thing: wherever you go, be sure you’ve got a camera or an electronic device that can take some pictures with you—you’ll cherish them for a lifetime!


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