Best Destinations in the World

Traveling is a great way to expand ones horizons. It introduces one to new cultures and ideas, expands ones understanding of the world, and can be extremely fun to boot.

Before I share with you’re the best destinations to explore the world, remember these tips;

  1. When traveling internationally on a budget, consider taking flights rather than trains to your destinations. While trains are perhaps the more traditional mode of transportation for backpackers, many airlines offer discount flights that are much cheaper than train tickets. This way, you can travel to more places without adding to your budget.
  2. When vacationing in a foreign country, be careful what you eat. If you suffer from severe food allergies, make sure you are able to speak those food related terms in the native language of your travel destination. This helps ensure that the wait staff is clearly informed of your allergies in case of an emergency.
  3. It is important to do research before you pick your destination and it is incredibly important to shop around.

Okay, where to go? Here goes my list:

#1. Marrakech, Morocco

A magical place, brimming with markets, gardens, palaces, and mosques.

What it can offer? It has the best blend of history and modern adventure, with various tour options for your last day, to cater to travelers of all interest types.

#2. Siem Reap, Cambodia

Fond of ancient structures? Familiar with the temples and ruins of Angkor Wat?

I love the moment experiencing the sunrise at Siem Reap. Simply a wonderful place to visit. I’ll definitely missed the action-packed adventure I had.

#3. Istanbul, Turkey

Europe and Asia meet in Istanbul. Yes, you read it correctly. :)

Istanbul is a place where the breathtaking ancient architecture coexists with modern restaurants and nightlife.

#4. Hanoi, Vietnam

What mesmerizes me at Hanoi?  This charming place preserved the Old Quarter, monuments and colonial architecture, while making room for modern developments alongside.

Best part? You can explore the 600 temples and pagodas of this City by taxi. Woo-hoo!

#5. Prague, Czech Republic

Ahhh… The bohemian allure and fairytale features of Prague. :) This is a perfect destination for beach-weary vacationers who want to immerse themselves in culture.

I recommend spend time wandering the Old Town Square before heading over to gape at The Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock.

And guess what? The historic pubs set the scene for a night of traditional tippling.

#6. London, United Kingdom

The crown jewels, Buckingham Palace, Camden Market… need I say more? There’s a lot to explore, I may run out of words enumerating and describing them each. Haha!

Love fashion? Oxford Street has shopping galore.

Culture aficionados? Then don’t miss the Tate Modern and the Royal Opera House.

Food junnkie? Try the cream tea at Harrod’s or crispy fish from a proper chippy offers classic London flavor.

Music and book buff? Go check out the Abbey Road and the Sherlock Holmes Museum at 221B Baker Street.

Like I said, the list is endless.

Traveling is one of the greatest experiences one can have in life. The ability to meet new people, explore new places, and learn about new cultures is unprecedented.

So, TRAVEL. <3

You’ll never regret it.

Best Holiday Celebrations Around the World

Take a break from your daily routine and plan an amazing vacation by yourself or with your family. Be prepared, save money and have a great time. Get ready ahead of time and make sure you enjoy your vacation.

Package tours are a way to get the most out of a limited travel budget. Investigate the opportunities available at a particular destination. It may be possible to do more, see more and have more fun, by investing in a package deal that includes extra services and amenities. These packages frequently offer savings that are impossible to replicate through buying individual services.

Best holiday celebrations to experience? Here goes the list:

#1. Diwali in India

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, occurs in the middle of autumn during the darkest new moon of Kartik, the Hindu month. It’s a five-day celebration.

Celebrated every 13th Day of the Month of Asvina (October or November).

#2. Carnival in Brazil

Carnival, or the Catholic celebration that takes place the week before the start of the somber season of Lent, is the undisputed heavyweight champion of the Party World.

#3. Christmas in Germany

Christmas is perhaps the most beloved of the Western holidays. Germany is famous for its Christmas markets.

#4. Diá de Muertos in Mexico

Diá de Muertos is a holiday for children and adults alike, for these skeletons are not meant to scare or frighten, but to remind living loved ones that their family has not left them; they are just simply dead.

#5. Mid-Autumn Festival in China

Chinese lanterns are well-known, and are my favorite part of the Mid-Autumn festival. The festival is an excuse to eat moon cakes, make lanterns, and light firecrackers.

#6. Spring Bank Holiday in United Kingdom

People in the United Kingdom have a day off at work or school. It falls on the last Monday of May.

#7. Wigilia, Christmas Eve Supper in Poland

Oplatek wishes are a chance to settle any misunderstandings that may have accumulated during the past year.

#8. New Year’s Eve on the Beach in Brazil

In Rio de Janeiro, revelers light candles, watch a fireworks display, and throw flowers into the ocean as an offering to Yemanja, the Afro-Brazilian goddess of the seas, who represents abundance, safety, and fertility.

#9. Bird Watching in Goa, India

Goa is best known for bird watching especially between October to May. If you love birds, this is definitely the trip for you.

A vacation is not much of a vacation until you get out the door and arrive at your destination. The packing and the travel can be quite difficult and cause the need for a vacation for you and your family.

Hopefully you have found these tips to be both helpful and stress relieving. If you take them and apply them to the planning of your vacation, you are going to be able to get to your destination with far less stress than you would if you did not have the valuable information that you learned here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worst Hotel Experiences EVER!

I got my fair share of WORST hotel experience.

To start with…

Worst experiences: THE LIST

  1. My reservation was booked through a travel agency. I arrived late and charged me for an extra day. Like, WHAT?!
  2. No elevators & chipped/broken stairs, no offer of assistance with heavy luggage.
  3. When I saw the room I started crying. I am from a different country, was traveling a lot … but I have never seen something like that.
  4. The rooms STINK and smell of cigarettes (we had a non-smoking room) the minute you walk in the smell of smoke hits you smack in the face. WOW.
  5. When I awoke the next morning, I had a strange bite mark below my lip on my chin which I later found out was a BED BUG BITE!
  6. My room flooded from the ceiling ruining my clothes, electronics and my morning.
  7. The hotel is old and filthy disgusting and there is absolutely no customer service and no respect.
  8. The first night of my stay was in an ocean view suite that was filthy so dirty the pull out bed in the outer room of the suite was unusable.
  9. There was mold on the ceiling tiles in the bathroom and the bedroom was worn as if during the summer months the sliding glass doors to the balcony were constantly left open and the sea air destroyed the room.
  10. The front desk made us check out and re check in and at no time could we get any help in doing so we were forced to lug all of our luggage and a baby port a crib across the entire hotel. While I was at the front desk there was someone making a complaint that her child was bitten by bed bugs during the night and while I was sitting in the lobby the night before the cops were there twice once for underage drinking and second for screaming kids throughout the hotel.
  11. I have never stayed at a hotel where you are penalized by charging you for checking out earlier than your reservations say.
  12. The Internet connection kept fading in and out, just picking up email was too much trouble.

PLUS MORE…

You see, traveling can be an exciting and rewarding adventure BUT at the same time not at all because of some undesirable experiences like what I’ve enumerated above. If you’re planning a trip and aren’t sure what to expect, read on to find out what everyone should know before setting off on a trip, whether it be for vacation or another reason.

Quick tips:

When you get to your hotel, check the alarm clock. In some cases, the last person who stayed in the hotel will have previously set the alarm. If you do not wish to be awakened at four in the morning, you may want to double check the all the alarms.

Be sure to confirm your reservation at the establishment you will be lodging in. Hotels are well within their right to give your room to someone else if you do not confirm your reservation. A quick phone call can ensure that you don’t find yourself without a place to stay, when you arrive.

 

Introduction: Travel Anywhere

I love traveling! Don’t you? :)

Stepping outside your comfort zone is something that is a prerequisite for a successful travel experience. Although, it’s not always easy to prepare ahead of time for the inevitable differences between your ordinary world and the one you will be entering.

Why Travel?

#1. It’s FUN

When about to travel an important resource can be talking to friends and family about where you are traveling. Often one can gain helpful information that would have not otherwise be obtained. The advantage of talking to a real person can result in beneficial information that can make all the difference between an enjoyable trip and a miserable one.

Take the first travel photo” of your luggage. If you do end up checking your luggage, take a picture of it before you turn it over to the airline. In case of a problem, this will document what the luggage looks like and its condition when you left it. Also keep your baggage claim ticket in a safe place or snap a picture of it, too, so you have all the information necessary in the event that your luggage is lost.

Keep your money, travel tickets, and other important papers tucked into a special pocket in your clothing. It would be worth it to pay someone to sew in a custom pocket for this purpose. There are too many instances of purses and luggage being stolen, or simply misplaced, and the consequence can be disastrous when you are traveling.

#2. You can EXPLORE

Road trip?

Driving far in a car means consistently changing radio stations for ones that a clear. To solve this, make CDs or tapes with all of the group’s favorite songs so you can jam happily without distracting yourself by trying to find a clear station while driving. This also allows for you guys to listen to music non-stop rather than sit and wait for commercials to end.
When going on a road trip, always bring a camera with you. You never know when you may come across something that you’ll want to take a picture of to remember. It doesn’t have to be something expensive and fancy, any basic camera will do. You definitely won’t regret capturing your memories on film.

#3. New places to DISCOVER

When traveling abroad, always make a copy of your passport and keep it in a separate location from your original. Should you lose your original passport, having a copy can make getting a duplicate easier and faster. Your embassy will also likely ask for some basic information that the duplicate will contain.

Bring a power strip along with you when you go out of the country. This may seem like a silly idea to some, but if you have a room with two outlets and you have two cell phones, two laptops and an iPod player that needs recharging, what are you going to do? Having a power strip prevents these dilemmas and also, you will only need to buy one adapter for foreign plugs.

Everyone will benefit from being more informed and aware.
So, don’t deprive yourself from traveling. Okay?