Most of us think that it is safe to place our important travel documents in the safety box in a hotel. Though it is true for some reasons, we have to be very cautious about keeping our important files, especially when we have to travel abroad. There are many true cases about tourists, who have to find difficulties because they lose their important documents during their travel abroad. Ironically, they lost them on the hotels, the place where they stayed and placed everything safely.
When we think that our traveling moment is full of fun activities, we should face bitter facts that we are losing our vital belongings, which can bring major disaster. So, wherever you spend you holidays, it is important to keep important things organized. Keep in mind that there are some points that you should follow. They include:
#1 .Make a list of stuff
It is important to make a list as you place those goods within your bags. They include passports, visas, airline tickets, all kinds of ID cards. Do not list only the items, but make sure you write all important series of numbers on each document. It will be very helpful when you lose them. Or, make at least two copies on every document and you should bring them anywhere when you travel. This is much safer.
#2 Make A List of Important Numbers
Never forget to note every contact that you deal with. It includes airline ticket company, hotel’s phone number, embassy, and your relatives, back on your country as they can help you in contacting authorized institutions if you lose some vital documents.
It is important to bring a file folder with you. You may recall those school days as you brought all your paperwork within. Keep in mind that a file folder is very much helpful in making you organized. The main important thing to do is not being panic when you face unexpected things because it will make everything worse.
iTunes has done it for you yet another time. iBooks has come up with the latest publication of Lonely Planet, The Travel Book, in such an appealing manner as no one else could have.
The Travel Book was published, electronically, on April 12, 2013.
Characteristic features of The Travel Book include:
• An index of 229 countries
• Easy A-Z navigation
• Over 800 dazzling images to take you to the heart of that destination
• Highlights on “Top Things to See & Do” for 229 countries
• Cultural insights of each country including food & drinks, traditional attires, marketplaces, monuments, iconic trademarks
• Map of every country with significant cities plotted
• Search function so that the information you desire is at your doorstep
• Highlighting function so that you can prioritize your trip
If you choose to download it from iTunes, you can enjoy the following enhancements:
• Tempting images and lucrative photo gallery for exploring each country
• 18 interactive guided tours of some of the world’s most exotic spots
• 10 breathtaking videos that make your heart crave for the destination
• 25 interactive maps that take you on a tour of some of the world’s most renowned attractions
• Easily accessible links to find the other interesting travel eBooks on the Apple store
• Links to take you to the best online travel resources at LonelyPlanet.com
Reminder: This ebook can only be viewed using:
I. iBooks 3.0 or later on an iPad.
II. iOS 5.1 or later is required.
For years, European countries become the main destination for tourists throughout the world. This continent hosts magnificent countries as all of them have various historical stories with great influence on world’s political and economical aspect. Most cities in Europe have major contribution in the World War II as well as other historical moments.
Tourists throughout the world will adore the great buildings which become the silent witnesses of Nazi’s or Fascist regimes in Germany and Italy. Everyone can also witness the grandeur of the Roman’s empire from The Colosseum. Both countries are now also famous as the center of education and fashion. This can be one of so many reasons, why Italy and German are always fascinating for most tourists.
French is another tourism destination which attracts people who want to enjoy its natural beauty as well as fashionable products. As the Mecca of latest fashion, cities in French are always flooded with those fashionistas who are crazed over breathtaking designer products. Another amazing destination is the Alps. It is another magnet for those adventurers who adore the beauty of snowfall while enjoying winter sports.
Most European countries are safe, especially those rich countries like Norway, Switzerland, and other Scandinavian countries. People find out that having a trip to European countries is worth doing as they do not only enjoy new experiences in traveling, but they are also free from hazardous threats or crimes, including terrorism. It makes sense when most European countries really apply strict rules to tourists or immigrants from third world countries because of safety reasons.
However, the only drawback of spending holidays in Europe is the high expenses. Tourists have to use Euro for shopping and those who are from third world countries have to spend much in paying flight tickets and hotel rates as well as buying souvenirs and meals. But it seems that nobody cares about it as visits to Europe remains stable for years till now.
Do you plan to spend this holiday by taking a luxury cruise? If this is the first time for you, then you might be curious in what facilities that you can enjoy within that elegant boat. These days, cruising is no longer an extraordinary experience as there are various kinds of cruises with varied costs and facilities. First timers may have to adjust their budgets before choosing cruises with their offered amenities.
It is common to find some cruises offering tropical destinations with their incredible, white sandy beaches which are rich of the country’s cultures. The cruises will take passengers for sightseeing tours, as they are included on the travel package deals. It is best to find luxurious cruises with years of establishment as they usually have experienced staff with high level of hospitality. Your will feel like living in a floating hotel and enjoy luxury amenities like what you experience on most five-star hotels. Luxury cruise also provides delectable menus from its five-star restaurants though passengers can just enjoy their meals on either rooms or the restaurant itself. If you are on your special diet, you can just mention it to the restaurant staff so that your order will be delivered based on your order.
As explained before, luxury cruising will give the best experience of sea travel where you can just comfort yourself with elegant amenities and pampering entertainment like live piano, theater and other talented singers and dancers to enlighten the nights. If you travel with smaller kids, you still can enjoy cruise entertainment as there are usually babysitting service.
Try some excellent cruising services like Mediterranean or Caribbean cruising where you will be amazed by outstanding panoramas from your windows’ cabin. You still can enjoy your regular outdoor activities like swimming or golfing as luxury cruises provide sports facilities like golf and tennis courses. So, happy cruising!
You must have heard about tips in spending holidays with limited budget, and you will be suggested to make advanced booking. Yes, it is an old tips which are always effective though there are still some other suggestions that you can apply for minimizing your expenses during your visit on other cities or countries.
If you think that you cannot go to European countries with limited budget, then you are wrong. You still can enjoy beautiful places on Europe as long as you know where to explore without spending much on transportation. Most European countries have small, yet beautiful cities that tourists can explore by foot. Besides, renting a car can be somewhat complicated because many small cities have fewer parking spaces. Renting cars will be effective when we want to explore country sides which are available on almost all European countries.
Using public transportation is also efficient because most of them are low cost as they can take visitors to various places. Trains can even take visitors to some countries in shorter time. One can go from London to Cannes for about nine hours with very affordable prices. Besides, many public transportations in European countries are safe from criminals.
Reducing costs on flight charges is beneficial because bringing many bags will charge high on flight travels. Traveling does not require too much stuff to bring. Just choose the most important small things to bring on the handbags or second bags that you can bring along with you. Costs for weight fees are varied, depending on the airlines and the distances. But you can minimize your budget significantly and you do not have bring heavy bags as well.
You can avoid buying snacks on the airport because they can cost too much. Just prepare yourself from home without feeling hungry so that you do not have to spend hundreds of dollars on one of fast food restaurants in the airport. Happy traveling!
Mexico is always outstanding when it comes to its historical places, cultural heritages, and surely cuisines. When it comes to restaurant options, tourists will never have any shortage of Mexican food with authentic recipes from native, experienced chefs. One of the most recommended Yucatan cuisine include black beans to replace beans or rice and they are served with stewed and marinated chicken.
Another recommended recipe is steamed spices pork shoulder with banana leaves as its wrapping. The leaves are used for keeping the spices flavor works well so that the food can absorb the spices’ flavor easier. Both tourists and natives like this traditional recipe. Some people who want to try this recipe can just replace pork with chicken or cow for religious reason and it also delivers the same taste. Some other options include turkey (pavo) as it is also rich in proteins. Most traditional Mexican or Yucatan recipes have strong flavors of red sauce with peppery and sweet taste.
Seafood is another delight from Mexican cuisines as tourists always love to have fresh seafood in several restaurants in Mexico. Among various sea creatures, which are very delicious and healthy to munch include dolphin, white shrimp, grouper, snapper, octopus and definitely lobster. Some restaurants only serve simple recipes for their seafood servings as they are provided along with peppers, tomatoes, onions, and cilantro as the must-included spice on all Mexican cuisines. Especially for Yucatan recipes, they mostly emphasizes on the combination of Arabic and Asian recipes where everyone will always enjoy all kinds of meats with onions and roasted tomatoes as for the sauces ingredients.
Among the best regions in Mexico where there are so many options of authentic Mexican restaurants such as Alcapulco, Los Gabos, Veracruz or Oaxaca. Surely, anyone who has more tine in exploring many cities in Mexico will find abundant options of Yucatan or Mexican cuisines in almost every restaurant in every city in Mexico.
Summer is not over yet and you still have great chances to witness whales in Australia coastline. It is true that this small, yet beautiful island is rich of many other amusing attractions. But whales sightseeing are not supposed to be missed. The beauty of whales—from ‘parents to their kids’—become such magnificent phenomenon as they are easily seen only at the beginning of June to the end of September. This is the time when whales raise calves after giving birth. The route of migratory whales is on the Australia coastline because it offers serene Coral Sea waters. This is the perfect place for mate and gives birth and this is the reason why global tourists prefer to witness the beauty of whale migrating and swimming around their boats.
Other places where tourists can witness the beauty of migrating whales include Cape Naturaliste, New South Wales and Victor harbor. Those three places become the natural venues for those whales to play and it will deliver incredible, unique experiences that no other continent in the world can rival. Especially at Sydney harbor, the playing whales are available for the whole year and this becomes great place for whale sightseeing.
Cruising on Australia surely can bring such wonderful experience, not only whales attractions but also the whole beauty of Australian coastline. Based on the descriptions above, you can choose the best time in taking sea travel by cruising to this beautiful continent. Booking in advance during July to September is a must because Australia is always flooded with tourists during those months. Facilities for most cruises to Australia are top notch as they always meet the demands of high class tourists for enjoying luxury sea travel in the continent. Cruises trips are always available during the whole week from various cruising companies so that there will be no shortage of option for cruising.
When it comes to luxury travel, British Virgin Islands is the best option. It hosts so many elegant resorts with luxury amenities for those rich people to relax from their busy days. They do not mind paying thousands of dollars for a week to spend incredible moments in those resorts. Mostly, five-star resorts offer magnificent views of white sand beaches along with the turquoise waters. The ocean breezes are other appeals for everyone to enjoy total rejuvenation and sunbathing.
British Virgin Islands have five beaches and each of them are secluded from ordinary people. Becoming the main escapisms for those who want to enjoy private holidays in tranquil ambiance, some resorts in British Virgin Islands are full of amenities that many people can only dream on. They include five-star gourmet dining places, yacht services, beachfront spas, high-class sports centers, and many other elegant facilities that can cost dearly.
Sports lovers will enjoy beach volleyball or tennis on the white sand beaches with great and secure atmosphere. Yet, sea adventurers are pampered with sea activities like scuba diving, snorkeling and kayaking on unrivalled tranquil, crystalline waters. However, some people may not want to leave their elegant rooms and prefer to enjoy luxury amenities within the resorts. They mostly enjoy the top-notch equipment of the fitness centers before spending an hour or two for luxury spas.
All tourists can imagine how luxurious the dining places are and they assume correctly. All menus provided on those high-class restaurants offer more than just delectable food, but they also provide the best wines and cocktails. Menus include European cuisines with fresh seafood, served in local recipes. Nobody should skip each menu for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as they are all more than just impressive.
This is definitely the best destination for those who never think about highly budgeted vacations. This Caribbean gem will be the flawless haven which should not be missed.
Business travel is a part of business people activities. As it is inevitable, business travelers should make it as convenient as possible. Convenience relate with the process of the trip, whether it is before or after the trip. If you are one of those business people who have to deal with frequent business trips, then there are lots of preparations to make, like packing, preparing presentation and spend quality time with the family.
Your family members may feel comfortable when you are around. So, this is the perfect time to deliver total attention to the whole family members. You can bring your kids to swimming pools or other amusement places so that your kids will feel that you really care for them. The same thing applies to your wife as she will find many hassles without your existence around her. You can help her in taking care of your kids while she is doing the laundry or cooking.
When a business trip becomes a routine activity, then you may not find trouble in preparing your needs. You only have to make simple packing as you already have your place to stay on your destination. But, when this is the first time for you to leave your family, then you can manage your time for preparing many things to bring as well as spending good time with the family. Still, you are still lucky that your wife can help you a lot with the preparation—or she prepares everything by herself!
At the time of your arrival, you should be able to arrange your time effectively because your tasks will be waiting for you. It is important to prepare some tasks during the flight by using your laptop so that you will not waste your time. It is understandable if you are tired, but at least you do not have to prepare everything in a rush as it can make your stressful feeling worse.
If you’re looking to have a luxurious vacation, the type of trip to take is a cruise. A cruise trip is something that most people can only dream about. Fortunately, many travel companies have made it possible for budget vacationers to embark on a cruise trip.
If you’re in the process of planning a cruise vacation for your family, you should definitely consider a Disney Fantasy Cruise. The Disney Fantasy cruise ship was designed with vacationing families in mind. Here are the things that you can expect once you go aboard the Disney Fantasy ship.
1. State of the Art Rooms
The Disney Fantasy cruise ship has 1,250 staterooms equipped with contemporary amenities. Additionally, the rooms are especially designed to bring out their guests’ inner child.
2. Youth Clubs
One day is simply not enough for kids to take advantage of the all the activities and programs the crew of the Disney Fantasy has in store for their younger guests. A plethora of activities have been designed for toddlers to teenagers to ensure that there won’t be a minute of boredom while on board the ship.
There is a long list of restaurants available on the Disney Fantasy. You can even have a romantic “adults only” dinner with your spouse after a long day of fun activities with the kids. You will never go hungry during your trip.
4. Swimming Pools
Not one, not two but three swimming pools are available on the Disney Fantasy. A perfect venue for an afternoon under the sun.
5. Entertainment Centers, Nightclubs, and Lounges
The entertainment centers aboard the Disney Fantasy offers first-run movies in 3D and amazing live shows – something that the whole family can enjoy. At night after watching the spectacular fireworks show with the kids, adults can dance the night away in one of the clubs on board or enjoy a quite drink in one of the lounges.
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