A Luxury Ride to the Theater

I knew that I was going to need to figure out transportation for a large group of us who wanted to go to a new theater production about an hour away. There were so many things to figure out since such a large group was going. I wanted all of us to stay together, and it seemed the only way that could possibly happen was to rent a bus to go there. I went online and found a link that said to click here for luxury bus information, which I did.

I was happy when I saw the buses that were available. While a traditional bus still would have been preferable to 50 of us driving there on our own, I was happy to see that this was not a traditional bus at all. I imagine that most people would use this as a party bus, probably mostly for a bachelor or bachelorette party or a wedding. However, it fit perfectly with our own needs too. I knew that the other members of the group would really like this too, and we had plenty of money in our budget to allow for such a luxury rental. (more…)

9 Top Tips for Your First Visit to Hong Kong

hongkongIf we can make any aspect of travel just one bit easier, then we consider our job done. Thus, we’re happy to pass along some tips to ease the stress of going from point A to point B.

This Jaunted contributor recently popped over to Hong Kong for the very first time, and now shares his 9 tips for a first-time visit to HK:

Don’t freak out about the (lack of) passport stamp

Beginning March 19th of this year, visitors won’t receive a passport stamp when coming through immigration. Instead of stamps, US (and other passports) see a printed piece of paper stapled onto a page in your book with all the details of your length of stay and privileges.

Pass on the taxi or special car to and from the airport

Even though the airport is really far from the city, and probably your hotel, just take public transport. The Airport Express station is right at the airport, the train stops half-way to city-center and then in the popular Kowloon and Central areas. For a cost of $90 HKD and a 25 minute trip, you can’t really go wrong.

 

Get an Octopus Card

No, this isn’t the best way to grab all the yum cha you can, but it’s the city’s public transportation fare card. For a $50 HKD deposit and an initial $100 HKD load, you are all set to ride the rails on a comprehensive public transport system that includes ferries, buses and trains. At the end of your trip, you return the card and get back the $50 HKD deposit and any unused money loaded on the card. There’s even an Octopus card return desk right after you step off the Airport Express at HKG.

Follow the rules of the taxis

If you must hop in a cab, you’ll find they’re really cheap. And while they’re not super easy to hail, once you get one you won’t go broke. Still, there are rules to follow that are posted on the door; the most important rule is to wear your seatbelt. Duh!

Don’t expect many businesses to open early

It seems like the city doesn’t really wake up before mid-morning. We’ve found some coffee shops not even open for business until 10am and had to resort to the hotel Starbucks.

 

Get adventurous with food

Hong Kong is known for delicious local cuisine and its fare shouldn’t really be missed. Even local restaurants have menus in English or at least photos of the food so ordering is easy. Being a bit more daring when it comes to culinary delights will pay off in stories for friends once you get home.

Get out of town!

Although the city really has everything that you might ever want, a well-rounded trip to Hong Kong means you’ve got to leave. Head to the Big Buddha or even on the south end of the island to nab some quiet time and listen to lapping waves. Hong Kong has more to offer than a concrete jungle and escaping the city can do your trip some good. The peaceful marina at Aberdeen and the boardwalk and small market at Stanley are our top picks.

Stick to the water at sundown

A must-do for a first trip to HK is checking out their nighttime lights show on the waterfront. Located on Victoria Harbour at 8pm nightly, this spectacle makes the city come alive with lasers and well-lit buildings across the water, synced to music.

Do in-town airport check-in

At Kowloon and Central stations on the MRT, you can check in for your flight, get your boarding pass and check your luggage through, all before heading out from downtown. You don’t see you luggage again until your destination and there’s no jockeying for suitcase space on the train. It’s seamless and it works! (See above on how awesome the MTA is).

 

Hong Kong is really a great city and if there’s any way we can make your visit just exponentially better, then we are happy to help. Rookie travelers, this is a good start; almost-expats, feel free to add you own tips below!

5 things to see and do in Bridgend County, Wales

hongkongJust two and a half hours from London, Bridgend County offers great surfing, award-winning beaches, dramatic landscapes and peak-to-beach cycling.

It’s as much a draw for savvy holidaymakers as it is for television and film crews, with shows like Doctor Who and Torchwood scouting out captivating locations.

The extensive coast and Victorian promenade of Porthcawl are easy to reach, yet Bridgend County still remains a bit of a secret.

Here are five of the best things to see and do in Bridgend County:

Surf some of the best breaks in Britain

It may not be as well known as New Quay or Gower, but Bridgend County has some of the hottest surf breaks in the country, so much so that South African pro surfer Ingemar Cressey recently opened Cressey’s Surf Academy here.

Porthcawl Surf School and Adventures Wales also offer surf lessons throughout the year, while events and festivals extend the surf vibe into the county’s bustling towns.

Wander along the Wales Coast Path

The Wales Coast Path is a coastal trail that stretches right around Wales, but Bridgend County provides some of the route’s most unique landscapes. Along the way, try watersports at the award-winning Rest Bay or head to the sands of Ogmore, where you’ll have to navigate stepping stones in a river to reach Ogmore Castle. The Dare to Discover app is the best way to access the coastal and inland walking routes in the area.

Follow in the footsteps of movie stars

Visit the mighty Merthyr Mawr sand dunes, which stood in for the Arabian Desert in the Oscar-winning epic Lawrence of Arabia, and have hosted the casts of Doctor Who and Torchwood. Later this year, Bridgend County will star in a BBC adaptation of D.H Lawrence’s classic, Lady Chatterley’s Lover.

Learn the stories of the magical Nature Keepers

If you’re exploring as a family, youngsters will want to take part in the Nature Keepers Quest. There are 14 ‘keepers’ located throughout the coastal dunes and rugged valleys of the county, and these giant wooden sculptures come to life with videos and poems if found using the Dare to Discover app.

Cycle from peak to beach

High up in the Welsh Valleys, the Darren Fawr mountain biking trails offer exhilarating riding through stunning surroundings. They connect straight onto the Garw Valley and Ogmore Valley routes, which go through the amazing Bryngarw Country Park and onto Merthyr Mawr, before ending up on the sands of Ogmore By Sea. The best bit is that this complete peak-to-beach route is downhill all the way.

So, the secret is out. Bridgend County is a great place to visit, combining exciting experiences with dramatic landscapes and welcoming locals.

Top 10 places to shop in Tokyo

artikelTokyo shopping has it all: high-end and offbeat fashion, traditional crafts, vintage wares, all manner of only-in-Japan souvenirs, and that gadget you didn’t know existed but now desperately want. Whether you prefer department-store browsing or rummaging for secondhand treasures, there’s a Tokyo neighbourhood to meet your shopping needs.

1. Ginza

Ginza is the affluent shopping district in Tokyo, home to the city’s posh boutiques and gleaming department stores, such as the classic Mitsukoshi and avant-garde Dover Street Market Ginza. But tucked in between some of the more imposing facades are simpler pleasures, like the fine crafts at Takumi, and the shelves full of ingenious toys at Hakuhinkan. Stationery fiends shouldn’t miss the nine floors of supplies at Itōya. Shopping options in this neighbourhood reflect the breadth and depth of the city’s consumer culture, which is equal parts high-fashion glitz and down-to-earth dedication to craft.

2. Asakusa

Now decidedly relaxed, Asakusa was once the heart of Edo’s low city, home to artisans, merchants and prostitutes. Its small lanes and winding alleyways are still full of surprises, including the vintage curios at Tokyo Hotarudo and the beautiful noren (shopfront curtains) for sale at Bengara. For straight gift shopping, Nakamise-dōri (leading up to temple Sensō-ji) is not bad for souvenir trinkets – try the back streets for better-quality stuff. The long stretch of Kappabashi-dōri also yields uniquely Japanese curiosities in its little culinary-supply shops.

3. Kagurazaka

A few stops east of Shinjuku, the buildings descend to a more human scale. A stroll up the Kagurazaka slope from Iidabashi Station will turn up several shops selling geta (traditional wooden sandals) and drawstring purses made from lavish kimono fabric – check out the hand-dyed textiles at Kikuli, and Sada’s handmade accessories. Elsewhere in the area, wedged in unexpected places between pharmacies, groceries and pachinko (vertical pinball-game) parlours, are shops carrying goods like puppets from around the world, and Japanese sweets.

4. Roppongi

Though Roppongi is traditionally known for wild bars and pick-up joints, it’s also home to a few of the city’s most interesting and idiosyncratic shops and showrooms, and the shopping, dining, art and entertainment complexes of Roppongi Hills, Tokyo Midtown  and Toranomon Hills. Of special interest in Roppongi are the Axis Design collection of galleries and shops, showcasing contemporary interior design; and Japan Sword, the place to come for your samurai weaponry.

5. Daikanyama & Naka-Meguro

Near Ebisu, Daikanyama is a residential enclave of cafes and boutiques, with fashion and accessories specialists such as Harcoza  and Okura. Bibliophiles should head to Daikanyama T-Site. Naka-Meguro, a stroll away, is Daikanyama’s more bohemian neighbour and is home to secondhand stores and hidden lounge bars. Vase, with its vintage pieces, is among the shopping highlights here.

6. Shibuya

Shibuya is the fountain of teen trendiness in Japan. If you’re over 30 you might feel way too old, but just cruise and amuse yourself in the madness. Music shops and cheap, outrageous apparel are everywhere, as are the hip kids who come to primp and pose. Check out the youth-focused fashion at Shibuya 109, new designers at Fake Tokyo, and don’t miss browsing the floors of homewares, gadgets and accessories at Tokyu Hands.

7. Shimo-Kitazawa

Southwest of Shibuya is the small neighbourhood of Shimo-Kitazawa (aka Shimokita), a favourite haunt of students and arty types, with quirky shops, restaurants and hole-in-the-wall bars. Stroll the narrow streets here to discover Tokyo’s highest concentration of vintage-clothing stores – Haight & Ashbury  is among the best. Shimokita is also good for its record stores, such as Otonomad, and the mixed bag of stalls at the covered market Shimokita Garage Department.

8. Harajuku & Aoyama

The twin neighbourhoods of Harajuku and Aoyama are home to the famed Harajuku girls (and boys), the youthful shopping strip Takeshita-dōri  and the stylish boulevard of Omote-sandō. Sophisticated, high fashion rules the Aoyama end of Omote-sandō, while the experimental hipsters of Harajuku layer haute couture with vintage finds. And then there is Ura-Hara, the maze of backstreets behind Omote-sandō, where you’ll find eccentric little shops and secondhand stores. There are countless shopping options: get started at Laforet, 6% Doki Doki and Sou-Sou for clothes and accessories; Tokyo’s Tokyo for souvenirs; or RagTag for pre-loved fashion.

9. Shinjuku

Shopping in Shinjuku can be a little overwhelming. From the moment you step out of the train station (ringed by malls and department stores), the lights and noise make the whole place seem like the interior of a bustling casino. But there are some great shops amid all the chaos, and Shinjuku is handy for one-stop shopping. Here you’ll find Isetan, one of Tokyo’s most revered department stores; the something-for-everyone ‘variety’ stores Don Quijote and RanKing RanQueen; and Disk Union, where music lovers can lose a day browsing the eight storeys of secondhand vinyl and CDs. Shinjuku is also a good place for electronics if you’re not motivated to go to Akihabara. Tip: just a couple of stops from Shinjuku is counterculture Kōenji – don’t miss the collection of fashion stores at its Kita-Kore Building.

10. Akihabara

The neighbourhood of Akihabara  is Tokyo’s traditional hub for electronics, and these can still be found in the Akihabara Electric Town  district and stores such as  Akihabara Radio Center. But the neighbourhood has also become increasingly known as a centre for otaku (geeks) and their penchant for anime, manga and J-Pop culture. Among the stores catering to the otaku crowd is the huge Mandarake Complex. Also in the area is the excellent under-the-train-tracks crafts bazaar 2k540 Aki-Oka Artisan; and Jimbōchō, boasting more than 170 bookstores, just west of Akihabara.

Tokyo shopping tips

Finally, a few tips before you hit the shops:

  • More and more stores (especially department stores) offer tax-free shopping to foreign tourists spending over ¥5000 on consumables, or ¥10,000 on non-consumables, eg electronics and clothes. Bring your passport and look for the tax-free stickers in the window.
  • Carry some cash with you: traditional and smaller stores may not accept credit cards.
  • Though bargaining is the norm in most of Asia, in Japan it’s not done, except at flea markets and the occasional electronics store.
  • Tokyo’s department stores have excellent basement food halls, which are great for finding foodie gifts (or for a mid-shopping treat).

DX Equipment Is Less Costly Than You May Think

Now, you have effectively passed the FCC exam. Currently you prepare to become a “ham radio” agent and make your initial call utilizing “DX radio stations”. The only point you have to do is to buy needed tools. This is when most rookies face their very first problems, as several of them are put off by the price. Certainly, brand-new radio gear could cost a lot. However, you may not need to invest numerous bucks to take pleasure in smooth as well as reliable procedure of your respective amateur radio.

Most “DX radio stations” include a number of crucial elements. They commonly consist of a transmitter to send out a signal, a receiver and an antenna. You are going to rarely encounter any kind of troubles in locating any of those parts. Additionally, sometimes transmitter and receiver an incorporated right into a one tool referred to as transceiver. It could be instead costly. Because of this, experienced hams suggest buying them separately to conserve a few extra dollars. Whenever you need to buy brand-new tools for the “DX” radio, you could go with numerous sources. They consist of countless on-line shops, specialized shops and also open markets. The last area is really the most effective for beginners supplying a large range of necessary equipment at one of the most reasonable rate.

Several popular brands generate different ham radio devices. A few of them are instead expensive although some provide budget friendly prices like Baofeng, for instance. This Chinese brand name coincides for amateur radio as Huawei for smartphones. They regularly offer customized tools and also alternatives at one of the most practical rate you can discover on the market if this comes to buying all new equipment. For instance, you can benefit from a hand-held radio for less compared to $30.

Open markets are the very best destination for all those who want to place an ease on their wallets. Below you could by used tools which is still capable to operate well. Concurrently, you should be instead cautious when purchasing on a flea market. Also, you can quickly bargain the rate and bargain from terrific equipment. Conversely, there isn’t any refund or any other warranties in case you are not pleased with the certain part. The ordinary rate for the complete set of required gear of top quality and then integrity could be under $200. However, you could also select some second markets easily accessible online like eBay, for instance. Whatever you pick, constantly aim to visualize all possible guarantees and then moneybacks. Don’t think twice to consult your community participants on a certain manufacturer or brand name.

To find out more concerning it, visit the DXnews web site right here

Travel Guide to Bali – Tour from Bali

A travel guide helps to identify what to do and what to not, what to follow and when to follow and lots of important information before travel to visit anywhere. Travel Guide to Bali is also important for travelers to read it carefully and follow the rules and regulations during their visit in Indonesia. Find hotels, restaurants, nightlife, spa, travel map, shopping stores, traveling destinations and lots of important stuff on Travelers Guide Book. Denpasar is the capital of Bali where anybody can be reached by main airport by authentic visit visas.

Essential Travel Tips for Bali Visit

Bali is in top of the lists for tourists to enjoy the best moments of the life due to lots of reasons. Carefully follow the following travel tips to visit Bali before your visit:

  • Choose the easily accessible accommodations
  • Respect the traditions and events celebrations
  • Carefully follow the local rules and regulation which imposed on travelers during their visit
  • Use stainless steel bottles instead of plastic bottles
  • Adopt respectful manners and bargain with polite while dealing anything
  • Don’t do anything wring in public place which is prohibited
  • Respect the traditions and cultural values

Top destination list in Bali

Bali called the heaven for tourists and countless tourists destinations are in Bali. The list of destination can be found from local resource or from any authorized travel agent to visit and enjoy the Bali. The beaches of Bali Island are beautiful and awesome. The list of beaches, resorts, restaurants, hotels, public places, shopping stores is available for best tour enjoyment. Check the below links to find the amazing offers and wonderful package plans to spend happy time with great excitements. Top destination list in Bali are also available for interested people by http://www.tourfrombali.com/ further readings here and here

Have Your Ever Visited Pattaya Island Thailand?

Introduction

PattayaHave you ever dreamt of spending one of your vacations in an island?

Where on special night you wake up for full moon party?

Where every moment that you spend there is worth it?

That kind of feeling that you do not want to forget?

Just imagine!

History of Pattaya

Pattaya is one of the most beautiful towns that is located approximately about 147 kilometerson thesoutheast side of the gulf coast ofThailand. It is widely known for its wild nightlife scenes that highly attract thousands of international visitors every year.

The inhabitants of the town in the 1960 were known for their fishing habits, and, later on the town became urbanized and saw a wide range hotel resorts being developed.  Pattaya’s climateexperience  a tropical dry and wet climate over the seasons;  from December to February is hot and dry, March to April- the climate is humid and hot and during May and November it is usually hot and rainy.

Pattaya is divided into 3; North Pattaya which has sand that is brown red and a light blue sea. It is known to have the best a nice swimming spot. Central Pattaya, currently popular and known for its brown red  sandy beaches,beautiful accommodations and facilities, and a wide range of sporting activities like the banana boat, jet skiing and many more. Lastly, the South Pattaya that has a beautiful sandy beach.

Why choose to visit Pattaya?

There are many reasons as to why one should have their vacation at PattayaIsland. Pattaya offers a relaxing tropical ambience that will make one never to forget their stay on the island, and would prefer to come back for more on their next holiday vacation.

The kind of environment in the island is breath taking and just out of the world, giving one that never ending and beautiful feeling inside.

The island offers a wide range of luxurious and comfortable accommodations from hotels that are fully fitted with conventionsof thestate of the art facilities to even guest houses that are simple but fully equipped, all depending on one’s preferred choice as to where they would prefer to stay during their vacation.

From the beautiful themes, amusement parks, museums, gardens and a wide range of entertainment and leisure activities for everyone, is why you must visit Pattaya Island. With all these, who would not want to visit Pattaya Island and get mesmerized?

Conclusion

Pattaya Island the most beautiful island in Thailand hence a must visit place at least once in your lifetime.

Low Budget Travel Tips

Low budget travels could be enjoyable provided you make a little bit compromise on your dreams. If you are filthy rich with thousands of extra bucks in your bank, do not read further. Most of us are full of dreams and always short of cash. Fortunately, there are means of enjoying a vacation that fit your tight bank balance. All you need is to go a step down in your dreams.

Travel tips for low budget travels

o Go to a cheap destination

Countries with low cost of living are ideal destinations for low budget travels. Unless you want to boast to your colleagues about your travel, choose a lesser-known destination. There is not much difference in the seashore of Europe and Latin America or Asia or Africa, other than the cost of living. You will get the same relaxation to your body and the same cool breeze. The hotels, transportation, food and beverages are economic in lesser-known destinations.

o Go one-step down for hotels

The other mantra of low budget travels is “do not pay for those things that you do not need to use”. With almost same facilities, a 5-Start hotel will charge twice what a 4-star hotel will charge. Most travelers use hotels for sleeping in night. So there is no point to pay for many facilities such as swimming pool when you do not intend to use them.

o Friendship with localities

Try to be friendly with the local people and you will get travel tips for cheap stuff everywhere. Talk with people about the country and get some cheap travel tips about the room rates and hotels. A taxi driver will guide you to cheapest hotels if you tip him a dollar. However, cheap is not everything, make sure that the location of the hotel and the hotel itself is safe.

o Local travel agent compared to travel agent in US

For low budget travels you can directly deal with travel agents of the country of your destination. Plan your trip with a local travel agent in the destination country. There are many websites offering huge discounts on packages. Local agents have better contacts and they can offer cheaper packages. Most US travel agents are business partners of the local agents offering same packages at higher rates.

o Airline and hotel combo offers

Many airlines are offering free stay at some airports with their tickets. If you have a short trip as if for one week, you can prefer to travel with the offering airlines. Make sure that the airport is not far off from the town; else, you will end up in paying your saved amount on the hotel bill to the taxi drivers.

Travel Tips For Backpackers

Backpacking is very common and one of the best ways to mix with locals and experience the cultural close-up. More and more people opt for backpacking tours for adventure trips. Unfortunately, backpackers also experience strange and awful situations in countries with unfamiliar languages and customs. We offer some common sense backpacking travel tips that can avoid pitfalls and turn your trip into a wonderful experience:

Travel tips to pack peace and security in your backpack:

o Look before you leap in a foreign country

When you are traveling in a foreign country, you are subject to the constitutional laws of that country. Laws applicable in your country may differ from the destination. Purchasing a guide about the country or going through travel websites will aware you of specific laws. Ask for travel tips from your friends and family members who have visited that place. Study about your destination before you leave. It could save your time and money, and make your travel experience more enjoyable. There are excellent guidebooks available in market.

o Travel insurance (read peace of mind)

For backpackers and those seeking adventure, insurance is more important than for a normal tourist because of the risks involved. Without travel and medical insurance, illness or injury can ruin your holiday and your bank balance. Some hospitals do not admit injured people without insurance coverage. If you plan to go bungee jumping, ride a motorbike, or moped, make sure, your insurance policy covers you. If you cannot afford travel insurance, you cannot afford to travel.

o Security and safety travel tips for backpackers

Backpackers are easy target of thieves, especially petty thieves. Some are willing to walk away even with your shoes. Do not carry large amount of cash. Rather carry traveler’s checks and a few major credit cards. Plan a different strategy for countries that have only limited credit card facilities and cash advances are not always available.

o Keep your passport and valuables in a pouch and wear it around the neck, under your clothes and out of sight. Photocopy your itinerary, passport, credit cards, travel documents and important phone numbers.

o Wear a helmet if hiring a motorbike; head injuries can occur overseas also. While traveling by trains, especially overnight, secure your belongings and do not take sleeping pills. In some countries, gangs of thieves operate on trains and rob sleeping passengers. Be cautious about accepting food or drink from strangers. Criminals sometimes drug travelers on trains and buses and in bars.

o If, as a woman, you find you are the subject of unwanted attention (e.g. hissing, muttering, pinching, suggestive gestures, invasion of your personal space), keep calm and do not retaliate but remove yourself quickly from the situation by taxi or other transport, or head for the nearest police officer.

Travel Tips For a Wise Traveler Like You

Travel Tips For a Wise Traveler Like YouTraveling has always been one of the most fun-filled, exciting, entertaining and most of the time informative activity that you can totally enjoy by yourself or with your family and friends. With the help on the internet you can easily find travel agents online that can assist you in getting affordable discount air travels or any other budget travel promos and travel packages that their online travel agency offers.

It doesn’t matter if you already have pre-arranged travel deals or just last minute travel arrangements because there are a lot of best travel websites to choose from that can accommodate your needs. As a traveler, you should also need to make preparations yourself and not purely rely on your travel agent. These are some basic travel tips for you to take into account to experience a hassle free travel and vacation.

As much as possible, plan your trip early. If you’re traveling during holidays, it is best to look for online travel deals at least a couple of months before the season starts. This way you can even have a chance to book under discount travel promos which travel agencies usually offer in advance.

Another good tip is to maximize your budget. Make a list of your proposed budget in advance and try to follow your budget list at least up to the degree that you can. Make food your number priority followed by your lodging necessities. Take also into consideration the age bracket of your group. If you’re going to travel with kids, their needs and safety should be on the top list of priorities.

Next of the travel tips you need to take into account is to familiarize yourself with your travel destinations. If you still don’t have a place in mind you can easily choose from the top ten travel destinations online. If you and your company want to have a beach get-away then you might want to check websites about the famous and wonderful South Miami Beach or the magnificent coast of Acapulco and Puerto Vallarta Mexico. If your budget and time permits it, you can even try checking out the wonders of Asian beaches like the renowned Boracay in the Philippines. Ultimately, wherever you plan to go, you must have an overview of the place and its surroundings to avoid difficulties and disturbances.

Another important tip, and a very sound advice, is to take care of your belongings. You read this tip online, see the sign at every airport and subconsciously know that this is significant, however, with all the fuss there is during travel plus the excitement you feel, there will be moments that your belongings will slip into your mind. And this moment of yours becomes the shining time for thieves to take advantage and stole your possessions.

And aside from your budget list, make one checklist that enumerates everything you need to do and to accomplish before, during and after your vacation. You may be teased by your family and friends as having an obsessive-compulsive disorder but shrugged it off. Remember, being prepared is a lot better that being sorry.

And lastly, enjoy every minute of your travel preparation. It is as important as the actual vacation so take your time and have a blast.

Unique Travel Tips For Traveling Around the Globe

Unique Travel Tips For Traveling Around the GlobeTraveling to a foreign destination can be a great deal of fun and it can be very difficult to plan for as well. Because you may have little knowledge about a particular place, you might need to consider visiting a website that can provide travel advice to help you out. A truly great travel website will provide unique travel advice that can enhance your trip to whatever destination you choose.

Finding a great website that provides travel advice, should not have to be a difficult task. Many sites exist that provide travel tips, stories, reviews and other information to help you make decisions on where to stay and how to get there on your next vacation. Articles provided by other people who have been to many of the exotic locations that you may be interested in, can provide a plethora of knowledge and resources to help make decisions.

Do not make the same mistake that other people have made when planning a vacation. Learn everything that you can about avoiding the mistakes that others make and benefit from their experiences. Learn about great out-of-the-way places that you should visit that are often overlooked by the mainstream crowds when they go on a trip. If you enjoy fine dining but want to enjoy true local cuisine, many of these websites will provide information about little authentic shops that you can try and enjoy.

Travel advice is often considered a very valuable commodity and you might be expected to pay a great deal of money to learn as much as you can about your destination. However, some of the best places to find unique travel tips provide the information from travelers from around the globe at no charge. You do not have to spend a great deal of time looking for advice. Take ten minutes to learn what you need to know about your next travel destination.

Travel Tips for Summer Vacation

Summer vacations are here. It is now time to venture out and enjoy some sunshine and warmth. You are full of excitement and looking forward to an adventure of a lifetime. You do not want to miss the opportunity of packing your baggage and hitting the travel route. Before proceeding and planning for a last minute vacation, you will be at an advantage if you follow some important summer travel tips.

Travel Tips

Destination

You should decide on a suitable destination depending on your budget, the number of people traveling, and the number of days of travel.

Accommodation

Plan where you are staying well in advance. This will not only save you money but also ensure you get the kind of lodging you yearn for during your vacation.

Documentation and Money

Carry your travel documents like visa, identification papers, and passport if you are traveling outside the country. Do not forget to carry foreign currency, credit cards, and debit cards.

Clothing

Choose your travel clothing according to the weather at the destination. Browse the internet to get important travel tips on the type of clothing to be worn according to the kind of weather.

Mode of Travel

Overseas and far off destinations can easily be reached by air. If you are one with an adventurous streak, you can opt to travel by road also. Choose your vehicle according to the terrain you will be traveling through. Plan your air travel in advance to take advantage of discounted airfares and avoid last minute vacation hassles.

Insurance

Travel insurance can be easily obtained through a travel agent or any insurance company. Make sure that you are sufficiently insured to take care of any contingencies during your vacation.

Medicines

If you are on any medications, do not forget to carry them with you. You should also carry the prescriptions and your health related documents while on vacation. Keep with you the emergency contact details of your regular care givers.

Travel Accessories

What good is a vacation if you cannot relive them in the future? Carry with you an excellent camera or a video recorder to capture all your favorite moments. Do not forget to pack the necessary accessories of your recording devices. You should also remember to carry all the accessories of your mobile and other electronic devices.

Baggage

Carry with you only what is absolutely necessary. Talk to your travel agent or visit websites to plan the kind of baggage you have to carry. You can also get valuable travel tips by corresponding with someone like the travel adviser at the hotel you are booked at.

Home Security

Ensure that your abode is well protected from burglars. Inform your neighbors and the local home security, if any, about your absence. Provide them your travel contact numbers so that they can reach you in case of any incidents. Switch off power to all the electrical equipments to prevent fire due to short circuit or electrical voltage spikes.

Your summer vacation will be most enjoyable if you are able to relax without any interruptions or any nagging thoughts. Plan ahead and compare different destinations and travel plans to get the best out of your vacation. You and make the most of your summer travel if you follow these travel tips.

Making Chicken Soup at Home with Nice Ingredients

This soup chicken actually can be combined with unusual ingredients for making it unique and delicious. Milk or cream is the ingredient, and they actually can deliver stunning effect if done properly. Before putting the milk into boiling soup, the milk should be warmed to avoid curdling. It is the best way for enhancing soup with milk or cream. That is how to make chicken soup at home.

Home cooking is always a great thing. The reason is because it is healthier and is perfectly adjusted to the need of individuals. Some people also cook for purposive diet as it is a great way for making healthy and delicious food at the same time. There are actually some possible foods created at home. In addition to scramble egg, soup is another meal that can be crafted quickly, easily, and nicely. Therefore, it becomes our main topic today. In making chicken soup at home, one does not require exclusive ingredients because of it’s simplify. Vegies, meats, spices, herbs, and water (stock) are the main ingredients. The selection of each ingredient totally depends on availability, and there is no need to give so much focus on specific ingredients if there is alternative.

Even though it is said so, there are some recommended ingredients that people should put when cooking soup. If it is chicken soup, the three should be wings and thighs of the chicken. The main reason is because those parts release the chicken flavor at most. Additionally, anything that has skin and bones are great source for giving characterized flavor for meats. It is also applicable for beef, for instance. It is important to know that chicken soup, when cooked, produces oil on top layer of the stock. Some people really do not like such cloudy soup, and it should be removed regularly when the soup simmers.

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Selecting The Best Backpack For Your Next Adventure Making sure that the backpack you choose will not be something that will slow you down is one of the most important factors to consider when you are choosing a backpack. You will find that there are many different kinds of backpacks for different kinds of needs and purposes that are out there on the market. The convenience that it will bring to the user is among the aspects that are very important for you to consider when you are choosing a backpack. Included in this aspect is how easy you are able to access all the things you need in the backpack. When it comes to backpack loading, you will find that there are a few typical styles. When you know the different loading styles, your next adventure plan will become much easier for you and your backpack selection needs. Among the things you need to know is how to determine the level of your comfort in order to be able to select a better backpack for you. The things that you need are all important factors that will help you decide which backpack is the best for you. When you are choosing a backpack, you should already know that durability plays an essential role in the purchasing process. The materials in which the backpack has been made from play a huge role when it comes to the durability of the backpack. You can consider a backpack that is made from kevlar especially when you are planning to go on an extreme trip because you are going to need all the support you can get. You will find that there is a huge difference in everything if you have the right backpack. Support is very important when you are out on adventure and only some backpacks can provide this. Style is equally important as all of those but is often neglected. Instead of having a boring backpack, naturally, you would want to do your adventures with style. This is something that will be all up to you.
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Tips to Get the Low Budget Travel Packages

You could enjoy the low budget travel packages also if you are ready to compromise with your dreams. The dreams of most of the people need more money than the total bucks in their bank account. If you are among those who want to enjoy their vacations by traveling to the distant places but your budget is limited then you should know all the tips that can help you to reduce your traveling expenses. You can plan your vacations with in your budget if you can compromise a little bit with your dreams. Continue reading the important travel tips to know the ways to reduce your expenses.

Select a cheap destination

Countries where the cost of living is low can be the good travel destinations for you if your budget is limited. You will not notice much difference whether you are visiting the seashore of America or Asia because you will enjoy the same level of cool breeze at both places and your body will be relaxed similarly at both places. The only difference you will see at both the tourist spots is the cost because the cost of living is low in Asia so the cost to visit the seashore of Asia will also be less as compared to the cost to visit the seashore of America.

Select a hotel according to your requirements

The next step to reduce the total cost is to select a hotel with less facility. Many tourists use hotels just for staying in night and so if you are also among those who do not need to enjoy all the facilities that a five star hotel can offer you then why to pay for those extra services that you are not going to use. The rate of five star hotels are high because they offer extra services than other four star hotels but if you are not going to use those services that a four star cannot offer then you should plan your stay in a four star hotel. This is because a four star hotel can be better and cheaper than a five star hotel for the limited services that you may need. For example, if you do not need to go to swimming pools or gymnasiums then why to pay for these additional services. Book your travel package in a hotel that does not offer these services and is relatively cheaper. These hotel travel tips will reduce your hotel expenses.

Research to get the lowest packages

There may be many travel websites offering cheap travel packages or discounts on packages. You can find the discount packages every time because travel websites offer these discount packages to compete with other travel websites. You can take benefits of such offers only if you know these offers and this could be possible only if you do good research before registering for a travel package. Browse the good travel websites and look at their recent discount packages. You can also talk to the traveling agents to find a best travel package that is most suitable to you.

Making the Most of Your Group Tour

Most of them are geared towards luxury travellers, students, adventurous spirits and those over the age of 60. Usually led by one or more people, group tours are a great way to experience a new destination.

Along with a guide, your group travel might also include hotel charges, flights, meals and other perks like pre-planned itineraries. However, as a member, you wouldn’t get to choose where you stay or what you eat. Nevertheless, here are a few tips that can help you make the most of them:

Pack Light

Although every other list of travel tips will tell you pack light, this advice is especially pertinent in group tours. You will most likely be responsible for handling your own luggage. This includes hoisting your own bag and fitting it into train compartments. When you are doing all the heavy lifting doing travel, going light is better.

Be Open Minded

Any time you travel, it is a good idea to keep an open mind. At times experiencing a new culture may require you to step outside your comfort zone. This is completely okay. Be prepared to indulge in things you have never done before – trying new foods, new dining experiences, and interacting with people that sound completely different is all included. Fortunately, your group director or guide will be able to give you useful tips on what you should expect.

Be Flexible

Along with being open minded, you also need to be flexible. No matter how hard the tour manager tries, at some point in time, something might go wrong. A protest might block a museum, a strike might shutdown public transport or bad weather could lead to changed plans. As these circumstances are out of your control, they might come off as highly frustrating. Rather than being discouraged, look at these circumstances as opportunities. They can always add an unexpected element of adventure to your trip.

Getting to know your group members may be one of the most important tips for group travel. Whether you know them already or not, sharing the same travel experience will bring your closer.

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Documents to be Carried While Traveling

Documents to be Carried While TravelingWhile traveling outside US, documentation is an important part of your trip. Outside US and even in other States, you and your luggage are recognized by your documents. Carrying proper travel related documents and identity proofs could help you avoid unnecessary jitters.

The best international travel tips is to carry original copy of some documents and keep one or two photocopies of the other in case of emergency. You should also leave a copy of your documents with some friends, which they can fax to you if you loose yours. Ask your travel agent or friends who have gone to those destinations about the necessary travel tips for documents.

Vacations and Business travel Tips

Whether you are on fun, business or a personal trip, the important documents required while traveling outside US are: Passport, Visa, Driving License, Medical Certificates and Insurance documents. A passport is an internationally recognized travel document that verifies the identity and nationality of the bearer.

A valid U.S. passport is required to enter and leave most foreign countries. The Passport Services Office provides information and services to American citizens about how to obtain, replace or change a passport. To obtain a passport for the first time, you need to go in person to passport acceptance facilities with your two photographs, proof of U.S. citizenship, and a valid form of photo identification such as driver’s license and apply for the passport. You can seek travel tips for documents from your friends and acquaintances that have traveled to those destinations.

Airline Travel Tips and Visa Requirements

Most countries require a visa before you can travel there. You can board on aircraft only if you have a valid visa and return air ticket for the destination. Few countries allow free passage to US Citizens. However, it is mandatory to carry a valid identification proof with you in these countries to avoid legal complications and prove your identity in case of emergency. It is the responsibility of travelers to obtain Visa, where required, from the appropriate embassy or nearest consulate of the country you are planning to visit. Certain countries have proper validation requirements for Visa applications take some time before approving your visa. It is therefore necessary to obtain the visa well in advance to avoid last minute problems.

Luggage Documentation Tips

If you are carrying valuable and electronic items, good travel tips is to keep a copy of the invoice, insurance and troubleshooting manuals with you while you are traveling. While invoice and insurance are needed to prove your ownership, a manual will help the technicians if some problem occurs in it. These documents will also help you to avail international warranty and service facilities wherever applicable.

Travel insurance tips

Most countries require the foreign tourists covered up with insurance before they enter the country. However, insurance during travel is a critical issue due to legal differences between two countries. Contact your insurance company to find if the present insurance covers the foreign trips or not. Even your travel agent can help you with important travel insurance tips.

Want to Spend Your Holiday Time with Family? Here is the Answer!

Have you prepared a holiday to Bandung? Well, this is one of the interesting cities to be visited. There will be many interesting places that you can visit, such as Tangkuban Perahu, Ciater, and still many nature destinations that you can visit. If you want to have shopping time, you can visit Cibaduyut also. Here you will find out many interesting things to be bought. Well, for the hotel for your staying, you can choose Sheraton. This is one of the best hotels that you can choose for your temporary living while you are in Bandung. You can visit the website to find out the sheraton bandung hotel rooms prices.

As like many people know that family is one of the important things that we should consider in our life. If we have the good relation with our family, we will have such a better and happy life. We know that if we are very close to our family, we can share any kinds of problems with them. A truly love can be found in the family. When we face many problems in our life, we will need family. The families are those people who will not leave us even we are in the bad condition.

Due to the importance of family, we need to make sure that we should maintain the good relations with our family. If we have the good relations with them, we will feel the happiness also in our life. There are many kinds of ways that we can do in order to keep and maintain the good relations with our beloved family. One of the most important ways that you can do is by spending the time together with them. You can have what commonly people called as quality time with your beloved family. You will feel so happy and also your family will feel so happy also.

If you are planning to have the quality time with your beloved family, you can try to have the traveling time with your beloved family. You can try to plan and prepare for a short holiday with your beloved family. I believe that you will have such a wonderful time with your beloved family. If you do not have a long holiday for spending your time with them, you can try to have the short holiday to the city close to your home. Take an example, if you are living in Jakarta, you can spend your holiday in Bandung.

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Traveling Tips You Must Know Before Traveling Overseas

Traveling Tips You Must Know Before Traveling OverseasTraveling could be exciting or frustrating depending on traveling journey you’ve experienced. However, if you are fully prepared for your traveling, then everything should be more enjoyable than miserable. Here are 15 useful traveling tips you must know before traveling overseas. I advise you to go over all of them before you plan your traveling journey. You’ll be surprised how easy to neglect some of these traveling tips, and how important they are for ensuring a successful and enjoyable journey.

  1. Avoid wearing anything that contains metal when traveling through the security checkpoint. Things such as clothing, jewelry, or other accessories that contain metal should be avoided.
  2. A valid passport is recognized internationally as a travel document. Some countries requires a visa to access. If you need a visa, apply two months ahead of time to avoid paying high-fees for emergency situation.
  3. If you travel with a child who has your custody, make sure you have a passport for that child as well. If the child is not yours, make sure you bring along a signed, notarized document from the parent(s).
  4. Be familiarized yourself with the destination. Find out its culture, food, laws, and mostly avoid known dangers.
  5. Take precautions to avoid being a target of crime. If you become a victim of crime, contact consular officer to solve the problem.
  6. Avoid to travel to the country that your own country has no diplomatic relation with.
  7. Be familiarized yourself with conditions at destination that might affect your health. Make sure you check your overseas medical insurance coverage. It may not cover you overseas. If you plan to stay long, you may consider to buy a short-term policy to cover you there.
  8. Consult your doctor before you bring medications or fill prescriptions. Carry a letter from your physician if necessary. Always put your medications in your carry-on bag for easy access.
  9. For people who wear glasses/contact lens, it is advice to take an extra pair of glasses or take disposable contact lens with you. Always put your glasses or contact lens in your easy-access bag.
  10. Make sure you have a photocopy of your passport, credit cards, or any other import items with you while traveling. Keep one set of these copies at home.
  11. If you travel with your pet, find out ahead of time to see whether you are allowed to take your pet with you. If you are allowed, get some tips of traveling with your pet from your vet.
  12. Disabled travelers have to find out the standards of accessibility in certain countries. When making reservations, inform the travel agent about your disability and may request a wheelchair be brought to the gate upon your arrival.
  13. For people who adopt a child oversea, you need to obtain an immigration visa for that child in the country of adoption.
  14. Don’t carry too much cash with you for your trip, but make sure you have enough money in case of an emergency. Avoid putting all your money in one place.
  15. Find out what items you can or cannot bring back with you upon returning to your home country.

In short, one must plan well for traveling overseas. Knowing the above 15 traveling tips before traveling overseas may have saved you tons of headaches. Your traveling journey may bring you more memorial joys than unpleasing experience.

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Satiate Your Hunger For Adventure and Indulgence On a Kenya Safari

No matter whatever your travel desires, from a specialized Kenya safari to an adventure filled climbing expedition, the wonderful country, Kenya has a wide variety of wonders and sightseeing spectacles that can take away your breath in an exceptional approach. To help you plan your own adventure tour in Kenya, here’re some of the best ever places to visit in Kenya. Take a glimpse at what these beautiful sites have to offer!

The Great Rift Valley

The Great Rift Valley is an amazing natural wonder; which encompasses a wealth of picturesque attractions of Kenya that you just have to see. Located above the ground and below the ocean, the Great Rift Valley covers from Northern Syria to the Central Mozambique, which’s a distance around 3,000 miles. Being a dramatic wonder of the nature, the valley houses around 12 volcanoes, 7 lakes; which’re more than enough to thrill the adventurous travelers. With all these incredible attractions to enjoy, there’s so much to marvel during your visit to the Great Rift Valley.

Amboseli National Park

Named as the ‘Land of the Giants’, Amboseli National Park is the mesmeric place where you will directly see the largest land animal, the African elephant, as they graze on the plains to give a unique backdrop. This park is a permanent home for over 900 graceful creatures and has acclaimed as the perfect place to watch the intricacies of their behaviors. Besides, the Big Five (lions, buffalo, leopard and even the critically endangered black rhino) is equally filled in Amboseli National Park.

Masai Mara Game Reserve

An abode to the new Seventh Wonder of the World, the majestic wildebeest migration, the astounding Masai Mara National Reserve deserves to be the top most site; which should not be missed when planning for a safari holiday in Kenya. The reserve has garnered years of reputation as the most visited destination throughout the country and also the Mara remains as an incarnation of what the Kenyan safari is all about! On a Masai Mara migration safari, you can enjoy truly an unforgettable journey into the natural world. Apart from this, watch all the millions of wildebeest; who make their way from the Serengeti across the Mara river to the Masai Mara.

Lake Naivasha

Lake Naivasha is a freshwater lake, located in the Kenyan section of the Great Rift Valley and to the north west of Nairobi. Situated above the 6,200 ft of the sea level, this lake is present at the highest point of the Rift Valley in Kenya. With the spectacular water and weather, abundant flora and fauna, the lake area is a completely unique destination that worths a visit throughout the year.

Nairobi

Nairobi, the wonderful capital city of Kenya with the muscular and cosmopolitan charm includes a vibrant cultural life style, fabulous places to eat and enjoy exciting nightlife. If you’re just passing through, the melting point of people and attractions include the National Museum, a national park, but an irresistible elephant orphanage, the ground zero for the Rothchild’s Giraffe, Karen Blixen’s former home and much more. However, going on Nairobi tours and excursions, are something that you should give a chance! Surely, you won’t regret your decision!

At the end, a visit to any of the above sites, in Kenya is assured to provide unforgettable memories to remember throughout the lives. Even, you’ll get endless opportunities to watch wildlife in their natural habitat!

Come and visit Kenya and explore all these sightseeing attractions on your own!

 

A List of Travel Tips to Make Your Vacation Planning Easier

Many people spend their vacation traveling either in country or abroad and find it can be a complicated ordeal to remember all those little details before leaving home, and while on the trip you thought was so well planned out. This is where some travel tips can be most useful. It usually helps to make a list of necessities and then divide it between what needs to be done before locking that door at home and what needs to be remembered when traveling to your destination. Here are some valuable travel tips to include on your lists:

• If traveling out of the country scan your passport, travel tickets (cruise or air travel), ATM card info, emergency phone numbers, and store this information on your email address so it can be accessed by you if necessary from anywhere in the world.
• Do not carry all your valuables in one place. Split up your cash, bank cards, credit cards, and travelers checks into different locations either in pockets or your baggage (best if kept on your person in case of luggage misplacement). That way if you get robbed you may not lose everything all at once.
• Take bar soap and toothpaste powder instead of liquids and tubes to simplify matters for security clearance. Purchase the sample sized items if possible.
• One of the best travel tips suggests you pack everything you possibly can in plastic bags because they keep cleaner and are visible to those who feel it necessary to go through your luggage at airports, etc. They also come in handy as an emergency umbrella.
• Travelling with a flashlight (or torch) is common but don’t let those batteries run down if the light comes on accidentally. Turn your batteries around before storing it, and then turn them around again when you get to your destination.
• Shoes should be put into plastic bags to keep the other items in your luggage odor free and clean. You could put a pair of socks inside each shoe for easy packing.
• When flying, especially on a long flight, keep any necessary medications along with your important papers close by in overhead baggage. It might be useful to also bring along a clean change of clothing when on long flights.

The last item on this travel tips list must be to remember to get any necessary vaccinations that may be required (depending on the location) and to not forget your list!