Travel Travel 2017

Tips for first time flyers

Posted on December 30, 2017 at 8:58 am

If you’re planning on flying for the first time relatively soon, then we’re here to ease your worries. Well at least that’s what we’re going to try to do. Your first plane journey can be daunting and the first thing we are going to ask you to do is look at the statistics for plane crashes. Flying by plane is safer than driving, and you’re not afraid to get in a car are you?

When you get on the plane you may find that it’s quite a small space and there’s not a great deal of legroom, but for a first flight why not go first class if you can afford it. You’ll feel freer and less claustrophobic, and it’s a nice way to ease in to flying. Finally you have to take your mind off the journey and keep yourself busy but if you can’t sleep, listen to music, watch a film on your tablet or listen to an audio book. These are all great ways to help you get through the journey without panicking too much.

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Avoiding the travel bug whilst on your adventure

Posted on November 27, 2017 at 7:40 pm

Jet setting off on the adventure of a lifetime certainly has its benefits, but it is also wise to be clued up on the potential risks of getting a travel bug in each country you enter. There are many underdeveloped countries that are becoming popular destinations for backpackers and adventure seekers, with that in mind, your chances of becoming unwell due to unsanitary conditions is much higher.

Eating with the locals is highly recommended. A busy place is likely to have fresh food made to order, reducing your chances of eating food that was cooked yesterday.

Always take hand sanitiser with you, and clean your hands before and after eating. You may want to clean the cutlery provided to be extra safe, as washing conditions may not kill the bugs.

Always have travel insurance that covers all of the countries you are planning to visit, you never know if you need antibiotics or other medical attention if you become unwell. Buying medications over the counter can be easy on some countries, however it is always recommended to obtain any medications from a certified medial institute during your travels.

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Reasons to visit Chiang Mai

Posted on October 4, 2017 at 2:10 pm

Chaing Mai is a city in Thailand that’s brimming with temples, beautiful landscapes and stunning backstreets. It’s the northern capital of Thailand so it is very busy with many tourists, however, the former seat of the Lanna kingdom is still blissfully calm and laid-back. This is the go to place for a spot of relaxation, especially after a long train or bus journey to the city, and you can then dig into some wonderful food after, whilst soaking up the delightful scenery. Chiang Mai has so many temples, so be prepared to take some ‘temple pants’ with you as you will need to cover your legs before entering, and sometimes arms too if you’re wearing a vest, but as long as you pack a light backpack with a camera that’s all you need. We recommend you stay light to explore everything this delightful city has to offer. A trip to Chiang Mai will not be forgotton.

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The changing face of Vietnam

Posted on September 21, 2017 at 3:57 am

Vietnam is a wonderful country to visit, and it’s very much a tale of two stories in many ways. The North Vietnamese people act differently around tourists to their South counterparts, and some say the Southern people are more welcoming and friendly. The country is more united than ever before, but there are problems it’s facing with regards to tourism. Let’s take Nha Trang as an example. This is a major tourist area where it’s predominantly packed with Russians and other Eastern Europeans. It doesn’t feel like Vietnam, the local people are working for their Russian owners, whilst beaches are not treated with respect. The plastic is everywhere swimming in the sea and you feel like your in Benidorm at times. Vietnam should remain true to its culture and not lose its identity for tourism cash. That is of course easier said than done, but too many towns and cities are losing their identities as the country expands and grows.

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Getting a taste of local food whilst travelling

Posted on August 20, 2017 at 9:32 am

One of the best parts of travelling is being able to try new foods, exploring the flavours and smelling the aroma of it cooking.

When travelling to new destinations it is always good to do your research first, while trying new foods is good, you don’t want to be eating something you do not agree with. This can be the case in northern Vietnam, where dog is still a popular meat option for their meals.

The best way to try local dishes is to eat with the locals, and that’s certainly the case in countries within South East Asia. Street food is a popular way to have your meals, you just need to assess the food stall to make sure you are happy with the hygiene levels.

Street food is never perfectly clean; however poor hygiene can lead to serious illness. Try searching around and choose a vendor that has a lot of custom and of course a lot of locals, that way you know the meals are cooked fresh, and the tastes will be great.

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Visiting Bali, Indonesia

Posted on May 28, 2017 at 8:53 am

Bali is a popular holiday choice; with low living costs you really don’t have to spend too much once you are there. Although Bali is a small Indonesian island, there are many different locations for you to stay.

If you are after a very busy, partying place then Kuta is the place for you, followed closely by Legian. If you are looking for a less busy area, but with a lot of shops and a lovely beach, Seminyak is a great option, as you can sunbath on comfortable sun loungers or take up some surf lessons on the large waves. Sanur provides you with a relaxing vibe across the other side to the three places just named, here you can surf, snorkel and relax on the beach. If you fancy somewhere with a little more culture, take a trip to Ubud where you can visit the many temples and learn a little bit more about their lifestyle and culture.

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Mexico: Your next holiday destination

Posted on April 15, 2017 at 1:29 pm

Many people struggle to decide where to go to for their next holiday, and it can be hard to pick the perfect destination. Mexico is a fantastic country with many beautiful and rustic cities within to visit. The people are friendly and love the tourism industry, so you can feel relaxed in a new inviting place. There are many different destinations within Mexico that are resort towns with a variety of sights to see, and of course shopping areas too. Places like Cozumel, Puerto Vallarta, Cancun, Acapulco, and Mazatlan are some of the best cities to visit with lots offer tourists. Beautiful beaches with delicious food and bars are never hard to find in this vast country. If none of that sparks an interest, then maybe the scuba diving or parasailing may be what you’re looking for. There are so many different reasons why Mexico should be your next holiday destination.

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Great ocean road, Australia: A perfect travelling experience

Posted on February 11, 2017 at 2:18 am

Located along Australia’s south eastern coast, the Great Ocean Road is the world’s largest war memorial and is touted as one of the world’s most popular road trips. The Great Ocean Road is home to attractive towns, renowned beaches and scenic natural wonders. If you are considering visiting Australia, you should put the Great Ocean Road in your bucket list.

Some of the attractions along the Great Ocean Road include the Loch Ard Gorge and the 12 Apostles, both of which are situated in The Port Campbell National Park. You will come across numerous beaches as well. Stop if you wish, have a swim and create the footprints in the white sand.

You will pass through several towns including Apollo Bay and Torquay before you arrive at Lorne, the premier seaside resort in Victoria. This is an excellent place to learn how to surf and its one among the safest beaches on the coast. If you are looking for a perfect travelling experience, the Great Ocean Road should top your list. You’ll definitely love it.

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Benefits of planned tours

Posted on January 19, 2017 at 8:19 am

Everybody requires a break to make tracks in an opposite direction from stress at work, home or school. Taking vacations is a perfect approach to unwinding, loosen up and invest energy alone or with family. Taking vacations requires planning and planning requires time – time for booking the favoured aircraft, finding the ideal area, inquiring about for the least expensive inns and planning the exercises for the comprehensive dates. That alone can likewise be distressing particularly when it’s quick drawing nearer without any arrangements been made. As tourists, the experience ought to must be stress-free, straightforward and unwinding.

Convenience, fulfillment, and briskness all moved into one. This is the principle motivation behind why individuals benefit from the plan. Scanning for vacation spots is simply over the web. At that point, what comes after is significantly more helpful.

By planning you will have point by point data on the trip. From the booking details, schedules, tour guides, sustenance trips, dinner and hotel accommodations, tour companies will deal with all these for their customers.

It offers quality service. Planning preceding abandoning will lead you to companies that have put in quite a long while in developing business associations with their providers to guarantee that vacationers get the sort of services they require. This will make you enjoy the most in your vacation.

It’s fun and educational in the meantime. Appreciate the view yet listen to visit guides at whatever point they give data on each agenda. Despite the fact that they may not be residents of that place, they without a doubt have accurate knowledge about the vital information based from their review and individual experiences.

In such manner, consider the benefits of planning your visit. Not exclusively only it be able to spare a considerable measure of time but at the same time it’s well known nowadays you can’t simply find that extravagance of organising your trips and vacations without a decent plan of where you will visit. With the correct blend of season and destination, everything will be a rewarding knowledge.

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Choose camping for your next family holiday

Posted on December 28, 2016 at 6:32 am

Take you family back to nature by making your next holiday a camping holiday. Some families are put off by the thought of camping, but it is a really nice way to spend quality time with your family and get back to nature.

Leave the technology at home and get your kids active and explore the beauty the world can offer. Camping not only opens your eyes to the magical wonders, it is a great way to educate your children in basic life skills. You can get them involved with cooking preparing and serving the meals, letting them collect the wood for the fire and teaching the safe ways to light a fire around a campsite.

You can make the most of being outdoors, and watch the beautiful sun sets and lay beneath the stars as you process the activities that await you. It’s a great way to keep your family active and you may find new hobbies or interests during your holiday.

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