World Travel Spots

Our planet is bestowed with the most exotic natural landscapes. There is no country in the world which does not boast of some beautiful holiday spot. Man has been fortunate to be More »

Reasons Why You Should Travel Alone

Travelling is a beneficial activity for all of us because it makes us realise the importance of travelling and expanding our horizons for exploring and not living in the same place all More »

Three Ways to Travel Without

What do you love most about travel? I love the feeling of freedom from my day-to-day routine, freedom from pressures, and mostly freedom from stress! Plus, the adventure of seeing new sights, More »

Travel

Europe has been the most popular attraction spot and mostly the preferred vacation destination spot of most travelers. For people who are looking to travel specifically around Europe, there are two most More »

Some Information For Travelers

When traveling to Asia, there are many options to chose from. A visitor can find anything from large urban cities to quieter countryside towns with astounding views. One option for an Asian More »

Travel

Europe has been the most popular attraction spot and mostly the preferred vacation destination spot of most travelers. For people who are looking to travel specifically around Europe, there are two most common country destinations out there, and that is France and Spain. There are many particular reasons why these two countries are historically popular for tourists why the keep on coming back.

France is an easy country to go to, particularly to their excellent transport links between the UK, it has favorable weather and the friendly welcome attitude of the locals there makes this a popular choice. When traveling to France, the Eiffel tower is the most popular and desired European travel attractions. The Eiffel tower is iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. The tower is the tallest building in Paris and one of the most recognizable structures in the world.

Spain, although being a little farther away, has benefited from the fact that it offers a great wonderful sunshine climate and has relatively cheap prices. Spain is among the best travel destinations in

World Travel

World travel is something that I’m sure most people dream of doing someday. But the sad fact is that the vast majority of people never get out and do it.

Why not?

Well, the excuses vary, but common ones include: “I don’t have the money”, “I don’t have the time”, “I’m have kids and a house” etc…

The fact is though, excuses are easy, you can always find reasons not to do things. Putting yourself outside of your comfort zone is meant to be uncomfortable, but regret is uncomfortable too you know.

Is not as hard as you think.

These little difficulties are not road blocks, but imaginary hold ups that exist to be overcome.

Taking your kids out of school for a year is a small price to pay for the education that travel brings, and in reality there are few things in your life that you can’t pick up right where you left them.

Holidays are expensive, no doubt – but long term travel is like a normal holiday. The cost of flights stretched over a month or two is a

Unique Summer Travel Tips

One of the best times to travel is during the summer months. This time of the year is considered the best time to travel without having to deal with bad weather. Most places around the globe will have mild or beautiful weather to enjoy if you can make your travel plans to take place in the summer. For those who can use this time, some travel tips are provided to help you make the trip as successful as possible.

When you go on vacation, you are supposed to enjoy yourself. It is not supposed to be a bad experience. To help prevent this from happening, you may need to make plans before you travel. The best trips involve careful planning. To accomplish this, you should consider a checklist. Make checklists of the things you should pack, the places you want to visit, and what your goals are for the trip. Learn as much as you can about the place you intend to visit. Once you have learned everything about the location you want to visit, you will be able to make a plan that will allow you to enjoy

World Travel Spots

Our planet is bestowed with the most exotic natural landscapes. There is no country in the world which does not boast of some beautiful holiday spot. Man has been fortunate to be born in the laps of panoramic beauty. The entire topography of earth is so designed that the variations in geographical features make it just wonderful. The Himalayas of Asia, the Alps of Europe, the great Kalahari Desert of South Africa, or the islands of Hawaii; all of them contribute towards making our world magnificent.

If you are planning a vacation and still are confused about the destinations, then we have a suggestion for you. You can holiday in Europe as it continues to top the list of favorite holiday locations. Europe has rich culture along with some beautiful places. The cities are amalgamation of old and new cultures. They are perfect blends of two diverse eras. In Europe, you can visit places which may be very modern and hi-tech. You will be amazed to see these cities blooming under the best archaeological and historical monuments. Greece is one such location. It has rich historical background. It has got idyllic beaches where you can party to

Reasons Why You Should Travel Alone

Travelling is a beneficial activity for all of us because it makes us realise the importance of travelling and expanding our horizons for exploring and not living in the same place all the time. Travelling all by yourself has some significant advantages. If you are confused about whether you should travel alone or not, here are top reasons why you should:

Encourages Uniqueness

Travel is a one-of-a-kind experience that sets you apart from others and allows you to explore your passions -instead of reading about Mona Lisa, see it in person; don’t take that dance class at the rec centre, get a Flamenco lesson in Spain. Then come home and impress your friends with your travel stories.

A Chance To Be Adventurous!

After 18+ years of being told what to and what not to do, travel lets you try new things like skydiving, whitewater rafting, that strange delicacy in Thailand and other things you never tried at home.

Self-Discovery

Seventy-eight percent of young travellers want to learn something when travelling. Uncover your hidden art critic at the Louvre in Paris or find your passion for ancient architecture at the Acropolis in Athens.

Three Ways to Travel Without

What do you love most about travel? I love the feeling of freedom from my day-to-day routine, freedom from pressures, and mostly freedom from stress! Plus, the adventure of seeing new sights, meeting new people, and immersing myself in another culture.

So how do you get that without actually traveling? My favorite way is to read a great book. It can be an old favorite, or a new adventure, but it has to pull me right in and keep me there so snuggly that I can’t even think about anything else! My whole body says, “Aaahh.” Then I get excited about what’s going to happen next. The atmosphere and adventure of another time and place can work its magic to make me feel I’ve left my own home and flown off to some great new experience.

My most recent favorite book for that type of “travel without travel” is Adventures of a World-Traveling Scientist by Stanley Randolf. Imagine discovering secrets of unusual cultures, weird animal species, new perspectives (like “following your Soul Voice”), and scary moments just around the corner! From China to Rarotonga, I felt very-well-traveled, like an aristocrat from earlier lore.

Then there

Some Information For Travelers

When traveling to Asia, there are many options to chose from. A visitor can find anything from large urban cities to quieter countryside towns with astounding views. One option for an Asian vacation is Tokyo, located in Japan.

With a population of over eight million, Tokyo is the second largest city in Japan. Flying there from New York City takes approximately 13 hours. Tokyo has two airports, Narita Airport (where most international flights fly in an out of), and Haneda Airport (which handles mostly domestic flights). In terms of getting around locally, there is a subway, buses, and taxis. Japan is also served by a bullet train.

While staying in Tokyo, there are accommodations for every price range. There are posh luxury hotels, more budget-friendly hotels, and hostels. There is also a wide variety of restaurants to chose from in Tokyo. There are traditional Japanese steak house, ethnic restaurants that feature cuisine from all over the world (including Spanish, Indian, and Italian food), and even the same fast food franchises one can find in the United States.

The climate in Tokyo does change with the different seasons. It does get cold in the winter, and

How to Expand Your Travel

We were at a party during the holidays and got into a discussion about how few people travel, and in fact, how most of our friends and family had not left their small towns…let alone travel to other parts of the world.

I want to paint a picture of this party for you so that you have some context for this story…

The party took place in a small town high in the Andes of Ecuador. The party took place between Christmas and New Years, but the focus of the party was the first birthday of a local indigenous Indian child whose parents we had met a few weeks earlier. Her extended family was there, as well as 4 other families from N. America and Europe.

Now granted, this group of people is perhaps not typical. Traveling thousands of miles to a small town in Ecuador for fun is not your run-of-the-mill stuff, but I find that we are more comfortable in these surroundings than holed up in the same town.

I began traveling when I was young, my parents took my sisters and I too many states within the U.S., and we traveled

Plan Your Own Round the World

Very few people have the opportunity for a “Round the World Roundup,” that is to travel around the world. Even frequent travelers don’t usually get to circumnavigate the globe-at least not in a way that allows them to enjoy different cultures. If you love to travel, you should consider creating your own personal “Round the World Roundup.”

Traveling around the world is complicated, expensive, time consuming, exciting, adventurous and maybe a little dangerous. Your “Round the World Roundup” will probably take at least several months, and could take several years. Planning it will probably take several years, too.

Planning is the first and most important step in global travel. Get travel guides and maps for every place you want to visit. Learn as much as you can about each area, the culture, the people, and tourist facilities.

Map out a tentative itinerary for yourself. Initially, determine which places you want to visit. Decide how long you want to spend in each place and what you want to do or see there. Check out lodging and local transportation options.

Next, you’ll have to figure out how to get from one place to another. Decide if

Travel Happy, Budget Low

Practical Money Saving Tips for World Travel and Cultural Enrichment

Global traveler Susanna Zaraysky is our tour guide through her book “Travel Happy, Budget Low.” The book is written for budget travelers of all ages, beginners and the well-informed.

Prepare to make your dream trip a reality. Read carefully each of the thirteen sections of the book. You will find “Over 200 money saving tips to see the world!” Plan now to update that seldom used passport packed away with your memorabilia. Take to heart the old adage, “Half the fun is in the planning.” Susanna combines her personal experiences, awkward moments, and disillusionment in an effort to enable the reader to learn from her mistakes and avoid these pitfalls.

These personal stories are helpful as they alert you to the possibility of unforeseen disappointments or serious setbacks. I appreciated the invaluable tips pre-trip planning, securing accommodations, handing the money basics, and the reminders and suggestions for seniors.

Susanna included over 160 helpful website resources covering each of the major topics discussed in the guidebook. I learned tricks on getting, packing, going through customs, obtaining passports, suggestions for finding tables on dollar exchange rates,

How to Prepare For Travelling

More and more people (particularly in the Western world) are going travelling these days. However, it seems that some of the original spirit that travelling the world brings has been lost in recent years, with companies offering package ‘travel the world’ holidays where everything is included, and with people being too over-prepared before setting off.

“Before you go take out all of your clothes and all of your money, then take half the clothes and double the money”. A wise traveller once said that, and the words of wisdom should be taken into account by all that are thinking of going on a voyage. What it basically means is that you should sell half of your clothes, and it’s better to improvise and buy things along the way then to take everything that you could ever possibly need with you.

Part of the fun of travelling is having little adventures along the way, and there’s no better way to do that then to be slightly unprepared. For example, I once needed to buy some plasters whilst I was in Vang Vien in Laos (a country between Thailand and Vietnam). The experience turned into a great little

Kuching Travel Guide

Kuching is sharing pretty much a similar festivals as other region of Malaysia, nevertheless you can still find some local festivals that only Sarawakian get to celebrates. All festivals and events in Kuching are as follow:

1. New Year’s Day (1 January)

Public Holiday through out the entire Malaysia, and the world; and Kuching has no different too.

2. Chinese New Year (January/February)

Chinese New Year is fall on 1st day of every lunar calendar year, which will fall on any days during January or February.

Google it for exact date of the particular year you wish to know, eg. “Chinese New Year 2010”. Travel to Kuching two weeks before the Chinese New Year is the best time for you to see the local people getting ready for the Chinese New Year festival. People in Kuching is usually busy shopping for Chinese New Year goods and goodies during this time period. On the Eve of Chinese New Year, locals will do their final shopping before noon, and after 2pm usually the Kuching is much like a dead town. Shops closed, businesses ended, everyone is in the home getting ready for their reunion meal.

Wildlife Experiences in the World

There is an increasing number of wildlife viewing trips advertised to places all over the world, driving an increased interest in nature travel. For many people, viewing wildlife in their natural environment is among the most rewarding and uplifting travel experiences available.
Here is my top ten wildlife viewing travel list available to normal travelers.

1. Mountain Gorillas of Central Africa

One of the most memorable experiences in many people’s lives is spending an hour with a group of mountain gorillas, only accessible in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo.

2. Wildlife Safari in East Africa

Spending time watching the great wildlife of Africa’s rift valley is a memorable experience far more real than watching it on Discovery Channel. Some target seeing the Big Five (the elephant, buffalo, leopard, rhinoceros and lion) while others enjoy the familiar giraffes, baboons, deer, wildebeest, zebras and antelope.

3. Polar Wildlife in the Antarctic Peninsula

View the famous polar fauna of whales, seals, penguins and other bird-life (especially the soaring albatrosses) in the least accessible and emptiest of the seven continents via a comfortable cruise on an ice-breaker. Most depart from the southern tip of South America.

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Packing Travel Tips

One of the worst problems that a world traveler can experience is to arrive at your destination only to find that you are missing several key items that you need for your trip. To avoid these problems you should consider these packing travel tips for the person that travels around the globe.

You need to ensure you have your passport and other travel documents with you. Keep a copy of these records in case something happens to your originals. Pack a first aid kit to ensure that you do not have to deal with unexpected problems. Do not carry all your credit cards, debit cards, traveler checks, or cash in one location. Divide it up in case something happens.

Make sure you pack enough clothes to allow for at least two changes of clothing for each day. You do not have to pack a great deal of clothes, but you should make plans to pick items that can be worn with different outfits to give you extra choices. Accessories such as scarves, sweaters, or jackets can provide you with more options. When choosing your clothes, try to pick wrinkle-free clothes to avoid having to worry about

Travelling All Over the World

Almost everyone loves to travel and we all look really forward to getting off work and being able to relax for 1-2 weeks. While some people prefer to go for warm and exotic places others love to go for colder and more isolated locations where they can relax and recollect their thoughts.

One of the biggest reasons why people love travelling is that they get to do all the things they love and crave during their hard working year. These things include relaxing, eating really nice food, seeing and discovering new things, going to the beach and of course shopping.

However, travelling does a lot more than just allow us to relax and shop. Travelling all over the world is actually one of the fastest ways in which you can work on your personality and therefore most self improvement gurus actually recommend doing so. It doesn’t really matter where you go as long as you are going to new and undiscovered places and in this way stepping out of your regular comfort zone.

The next hidden benefit to travelling is that you will start seeing things from a different perspective and you will learn that

Unique Travel Tips

Traveling 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

The Life of a Traveling Nurse

The life of a traveling nurse is fun-filled, exciting, unpredictable, stressful, worrisome, exhausting and fast-paced all at the same time. I am a traveling nurse and it is one of the greatest things I have ever done. There is so much that encompasses the profession. To experience it, is an ultimate adventure.

What exactly is a traveling nurse? Basically, what is sounds like. A nurse that travels the country, or even the world, performing their nursing skills in a specific location for a short period of time. There are numerous specialties in the nursing field, and most of them have the opportunity for travel. As one embarks on this profession, they experience the world like no other. A person is not just exposed to the romantic side of a place, but just about everything the encompasses a specific area, including: the food, people, culture, activities, living conditions and so much more. Many people in this profession find their new homes while on assignment.

In addition to this, traveling nurse will meet all sorts of people, through both work and personal activities. We learn to adapt very quickly to an ever changing environment and are able to

The Canny Traveller’s Guide

Part of the joy of travelling is being free of our normal routines and habits that we keep at home. But some of those “at home” practices are good for the world and we want to maintain them on the road. This article provides the opportunity to see how we can reduce, reuse and recycle our way around the world, saving money, travelling green, and being a responsible tourist. Water bottles, plastic bags and extra clothes are the biggest culprits in the backpacking world and we are going to tackle these three items here.

Reduce Plastic Water Bottle Waste

My Nalgene bottle is my best friend both at home and on the road. Coupled with a water purifying “magic wand”, I have no excuse to be dehydrated nor to create excess waste with bottled water. I do acknowledge that in many parts of the world it is not safe to drink the tap water and it really does suck to get sick from dodgy drinking water while you are travelling. But I have had no problems topping up my water bottle with boiled water from the tea and coffee table at a breakfast buffet or cleaning

Student-Centered Time Travel

Graduate work in history was all that was needed when I began teaching at a university in 1968. Education courses were not essential because standing in front of students and lecturing was what any successful graduate student could do, or so we thought.

My perspective changed as I taught about one hundred students the first term. Making a point of getting to know each student, I saw that many of them lacked writing and study skills needed to succeed in a history course. Colleagues noticed when I handed out reading and writing tips and then counseled struggling students. My office-mate expressed concern, saying my job was to teach history, not other subjects. When my radical behavior persisted, the head of the department said I was hired to “teach history, just history.”

Today, my students at Georgia Gwinnett College have tutoring and counseling services free of charge. Each fall semester, faculty must adjust to upgrades in classroom technology and to the learning management system. Through a Center for Teaching Excellence, we learn about new educational practices for improving student engagement and can seek help using classroom technology. While keeping up with scholarship in history, I am also

Reasons to Travel

Have you ever dreamed of traveling around the world? There are many people who long to quit their jobs and get out there to see the world but for some reason they never make the leap. Below are some of the most common excuses people use and the reasons you should ignore them and just go traveling.

1. I am Afraid – Leaving the comfort of your life, your home, city and country is scary. It’s possible that you have heard or read traveling stories that ended badly. Traveling is an experience and there are dangers out there but nothing much more serious then you would experience at home. Millions of people safely travel the world every year, and so can you.

2. I Hate My Job But… – You hate your job but hope that something will change next year. You are convinced that you will wake up one day and everything will be different and your job will be everything you always hoped for? Keep dreaming, the only way to change your life is to change it yourself. Travel can change not only your perspective on things but also your career path. In the end about