Travel Tips

Travel Tips

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Traveling is one of the most rewarding experiences you can ever have. Unfortunately, many people allow life's stresses to get in the way. Here's why you should drop everything right now and hit the road. 1. To Learn Something About Yourself Travel is all about throwing yourself into the unknown and experiencing new things. When you're faced with challenges like having to navigate foreign languages and transportation systems you learn more about yourself and what you're capable of. This is especially true if you're traveling solo, a truly empowering experience. 2. To Build Your Resume You're never too young or… KEEP READING
(pic credits - http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/14/Mumbai_Skyline_at_Night.jpg) This coastal metropolis is India’s Gotham city. Home to more than fifteen million people, Mumbai shows extremes of both, debauchery and deprivation. Do not be surprised to find a custom-made Jaguar navigating its way through a street saturated with bicycles, foot-traffic and a variety of animals. The disparity of the city is as striking as it is omnipresent. Formerly known as Bombay, the city was rechristened with its original moniker of Mumbai, derived from the Hindu goddess Mumba Devi, a few years ago. Mumbai has a lot to offer for the eager traveler. The city is… KEEP READING
Traveling can be a wonderful experience. The planning before a trip gets you excited. You plan your every move right down to the restaurant you are going to eat on the third night of your trip. Everyone's going to be happy the whole time and there aren't going to be any delays or problems. First of the five essentials of being a happy traveler is that you cannot be hungry. This is a big one. Some people turn into different people, monsters really, when they get hungry. Have you seen those Snickers' commercials? I don´t suggest you get a Snickers… KEEP READING
Instagram is a handy tool for travelers wishing to document their journey. Long gone are the days of buying disposable cameras or dropping off film at the developer. However the ease of this app can often be taken for granted. After all let's be honest: We've all seen some crappy IG photos. Don't be that guy. When you do decide to share something on Instagram, make sure it is truly worthy of being shared. This infographic from dealchecker.co.uk demonstrates how you can capture the peripheral wonders of the cultures you are engrossed within to make the perfect holiday photo album,… KEEP READING
(Image credit: upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/81/SaigonCollage.jpg) Vietnam is slowly but surely emerging as the preferred Southeast Asian destination for backpackers all over the globe. And why not? With so much to offer in terms of exotic street food, long pristine beaches with clear waters, ethnic people and lifestyles, ancient cities and monuments with rich history, breathtaking trekking locales, gorgeous landscapes and a vibrant nightlife, it truly does have all the ingredients that go into making a perfect holiday destination! Vietnam is increasingly finding favor among eager backpackers in South Asia as well. An increasing number of Indian backpackers head to Vietnam due to… KEEP READING
Do you love a swig of beer or a glass of wine? No, I'm not going to tell you to stop loving it! Drinking in moderation is actually good for health. But do you stick to your usual palate when you travel abroad? If you love travelling to new places and checking out what the local scene has to offer in terms of food, drinks and more, you are on the right track! However, if you stick to the usual wine and champagne, you will miss out not only on tasting new beverages but also on getting to know the… KEEP READING
Do you want to travel the world? And don't know how? Did you know that it's pretty simple actually. When I tell people, who I just met or even some family members, about my trips around the world, they are surprised and ask me if it's not dangerous. "But, what about your job? or your home? You don't have any security..." There's that word again "security". A reason why a lot of people are afraid to travel around the world. Not knowing where your are going to sleep or eat the next day. You know what? That's what I love… KEEP READING
Paying extra baggage fees at the airport is pretty common these days. In fact, airlines continue to rely on baggage fees and similar other charges to improve their profitability. In 2012, airlines in US collected about $ 3.5 billion as baggage fees. Most passengers end up shelling extra bucks either due to improper packing or sheer bad luck. However, with thoughtful consideration you can avoid paying those hefty fees. Here are some tips to help save a ton of money. 1. Choose your airline carefully. Different airlines impose different restrictions. For instance, SouthWest allows you to carry two bags free… KEEP READING
All types of emergencies can happen while traveling. For some people traveling in a foreign country is routine while for others it is a once in a lifetime experience. Whether you are a seasoned traveler or taking that one time memorable trip, being prepared in case of an emergency situation can mean the difference in getting through the situation smoothly or in some cases not surviving at all. Travelers can encounter everything thing from natural disasters to being a victim of crime or being caught up in a political uprising. There are a few things you can do to be… KEEP READING
I prefer to think that I'm travelling solo. But judging how the two Japanese ladies on the chair lift recoiled in horror when I told them I was solo, they obviously thought I was travelling alone. The two ladies were part of a group of 30 who had come on a tour to ski in Hakuba from Yokohama, about 300km away. To them, coming all the way from Australia to ski here by yourself seemed incomprehensible. Can travelling by yourself actually be enjoyable? Would someone actually choose to do that? Absolutely! It's all about attitude. Being solo doesn't mean you… KEEP READING
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