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 adventure round some backstreets, …
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 everything a location has to offer.
If you are going to …
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. If you are still in Kuching on …
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.
4. Bears and the Salmon Run in Canada and …
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 ironing the clothes each …
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 they way you usually live …
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 crowds when they go …
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 work with all sort …
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 the water by filtering …
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 expected to uphold institution-wide …