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15 Things To Remember On Your Next Holiday

15 Things To Remember On Your Next Holiday

In todays post I will be reminding you of 15 things that you should remember on your next holiday here they are.

 

  1. A valid Passport that is still valid for the planned duration of your trip
  2. A Driving licence as a backup or in case you decide to drive or hire out a car during your vacation.
  3. A world map or at the very least some maps of the locations where you are planning to visit.
  4. A satellite navigation system preferably worldwide mapping or if not must have maps of the locations you are travelling too.
  5. A smart phone carrying a smart phone with you will allow you to go online and communicate with your friends and family when you reach a wi fi hotspot or in case of an emergency.
  6. Some books or a kindle to read while passing the time on long bus,train journeys or flights.
  7. Chargers maybe even two for all your electronic equipment.
  8. A travel adapter that converts your electric supply into the  right amount of power required for your electronic gadgets.
  9. Passports or documents required for any children travelling with you.
    15 Things To Remember On Your Next Holiday

    15 Things To Remember On Your Next Holiday

     

  10. Make sure that you have got any visa’s required to enter your travel destinations before leaving the country for yourself and your children or any other necessary documents. Always check the requirements before leaving for your trip. 
  11. Make sure you have any travel tickets needed for your journey, boarding passes and double check that the times you have booked will meet up okay for the next part of your journey, remember to also allow for early checking in rules that most Airlines have. 
  12. If you have plenty of space or are traveling by car and boat make sure you bring plenty of supplies with you for your journey as food and supplies can be much more expensive in some countries. So having a supply of fresh drinking water and food rations for your journey will make sure you never go hungry.   Please note in some countries it is quite difficult to find a restaurant open during the day or in the middle of the night.  So these extra supplies will keep you fed till you find your next destination. 
  13. If going by car make sure to bring a warning triangle, first aid kit some other things I would suggest would be spirulina for indigestion, some fresh ginger and citrus fruits like oranges and lemons. In case someone starts getting a flu all you need is some boiling water and you can make a fresh ginger and lemon tea which will also help to get rid of the bug. 
  14. Act like a local in many places tourists get charged higher prices so by speaking fluently the local language you can often get charged lower prices than the other holidaymakers, in fact when I go to Bulgaria a number of times the waitress has spoken to my Bulgarian wife in English and spoken to me in Bulgarian lol.. I guess I must have it sussed.. 🙂
  15. Put money in different places, many tourists end up getting targeted by thieves in fact I was talking to two policemen who went to Barcelona and had both their wallets stolen on the train. By having your money,credit cards, travellers cheques etc in separate places it means if an item of clothing or your bags get stolen all your money will not disappear too. 

 

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15 Things To Remember On Your Next Holiday


Let’s go to Australia

Let’s go to Australia

Are you bored of the monotony of routine everyday life? The best solution is travelling, to visit an unknown place and explore it. There are various likeable travel destinations in the world but one of the best where you get to explore a lot and perhaps enjoy the greatest tour of your life is none other than the beautiful places of Australia.

There are a lot of things to do and lot of places to visit in Australia. Let us have a glance on the top 10 things to do in the country surrounded by Indian and Pacific oceans:-

  • Concerts and performances– In Australia, one must attend the performance at the most famous Sydney Opera House. A guided tour of one hour can also be taken, but watching a concert there will change your mood altogether.
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Great barrier Reef– This is one of the 7 wonders of the natural world and is even larger than the Great Wall of China.
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Nature and Parks– There are various parks and wildlife sanctuaries in Australia. A must visit is to the narrow, wonderful Karjini National Park and the great view from the Blue Mountains National park. Toronga Zoo is a place full of wonders.. A 4 days tour to the Queensland rainforest and waterfalls will soothe your entire soul.
  • Beaches– The most famous beach of Western Australia is the Cable Beach and Bondi Beach. They have a wonderful view and a visit to them is a must. Another beautiful site is the Great Ocean Road for walking, camping and lighthouses.
  • Punta Cana
  • Harbours– Australia’s harbours give you immense joy, So a must visit is to the harbours like Port Jackson and darling harbor.
  • Museums and memorials– Museums and memorials like the Australian war Memorial, Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne Cricket Ground and national gallery of Victoria are famous throughout the world. A trip to them is a must.
  • Islands and valleys-in a place surrounded by Indian and pacific ocean, a visit to the islands like Whitsunday Islands and Fraser Island and valleys like Barossa valley and Yarra valley has to be done.
  • Water sports and boating– Australia is a place famous for diving, ocean rafting and various water sports which has to be experienced.
  • Surfing
  • Nightlife and food- You must have a fun filled night at some places of Australia with delicious food and drink. Some such places are SkyPoint Observation Deck and Sydney Pub tours and restaurants like the Colonial Tramcar Restaurant.
  • Shopping- How can you forget the excellent shopping centers of the country like Melbourne City Center, the Rocks, Queen Victoria market? Go and grab your best things from there.

Because Australia is at the other side of the world it is a great place for a change of climate while everyone else is waking up to a frosty,wet or snowy Christmas morning you can wake up to a beautiful day spent in Australia on a hot beach sipping cocktails or just spending the whole day surfing the waves.

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Visiting Croatia’s Island National Parks

Visiting Croatia’s Island National Parks

Whether looking for an itinerary of natural beauty to visit while sailing, or interested in checking out just one of Croatia’s famous island national parks, this portrayal of each exotic island will allow you to find something tailored to your specific tastes and interests.

Pronounced a national park in 1983, Brijuni is an archipelago of 14 small green islands just off the coast of Istria and northwest of Pula. However, only Veli Brijjun and Mali Brijun, the two largest islands of the cluster, can be visited. These two spectacular islands are covered with rare plant life, such as the marine poppy and wild cucumber, as well as exotic animals brought to the region between 1947 and 1980 by the illustrious Yugoslav leader Tito. Upon arriving at the splendid island of Veli Brijun, you will understand quickly why this was and still is a favorite amongst the international yachting crowd. Do not miss the 9 hectare safari park, where you’ll have a chance to meet Somali sheep and waterbuck in addition to other striking animals. If you prefer a historical tour, stop by the Roman country house, which dates from the 1st century BC, or Saint Germain church, with its towering display of medieval murals. If following the life of the rich and famous is more up your alley, visit the Tito on Brijuni exhibit, which houses photos of Tito with his eminent guests, movie stars and world leaders alike.

Visiting Croatia’s Island National Parks

Visiting Croatia’s Island National Parks

Kornati National Park is a stark contrast to that of Brijuni, as this highly dense archipelago of 147 islands is known for his rugged coast and astounding rock formations, offering very little plant growth or greenery. However, this startling white mass of rock off North Dalmatia is impressionable in itself, adding to its mystery numerous grottoes and hidden caves along its cliffs. Kornat Island is the largest of the Kornati National Park Islands, although this isle no longer accounts for any permanent inhabitants. The southwestern coast of Kornat does have a charming cluster of summer homes to rent, however, offering a view of the little cultivated land on the island. Olive groves, vineyards, and vegetable gardens are the main attraction on land of this arid site, offering a serene place to rest and relax.

Mljet National Park is not only the largest of the National Park islands, but perhaps also the most enchanting. This fertile land is partially covered with coniferous forest, while the rest of the island is peppered with fields, vineyards, and quaint villages. Do not miss the connected salt lakes of Malo Jezero and Veliko Jezero on the western part of the island, a remarkably scenic sight for anyone searching for untouched beauty. If you are feeling active, you can rent bikes to ride around the island, or paddle boat to the exceptional Benedictine monastery on an islet in the middle of Veliko Jezero. If you are more interested in exploring down below, diving excursions near this National Park give you the opportunity to visit a 3rd century Roman shipwreck in shallow waters, or a German torpedo boat from WWII.

Meeting by a series of waterfalls within a canyon in Central Dalmatia, Krka National Park is a phenomenal stop for any meandering sailor. Approachable by boat via the Sibenik Channel, this magnificent wonder is the defining landscape of the region. The park’s coves, cliffs, and rock developments are also an incredible sight to behold. If you are interested in cultural sight-seeing, do not miss the magical Roman Catholic Visovic Monastery, founded in 1445 by the Franciscans, and the Eastern Orthodox Monastery Krka, founded in 1345. Both wondrous spiritual sights, you will not regret your visit! Feel free to explore the rest of this stunning place by hiking around the island, or stopping for a fabulous meal in one of the many legendary restaurants!

Touring around these four island National Parks is just one of many great ways to visit the splendor of Croatia.

5 Facts You Never Knew About Turkey

5 Facts You Never Knew About Turkey

Turkey is one of the world’s most common holiday destinations and why not – it’s warm, the scenery is stunning, the locals are friendly and I hear it is extremely cost effective too.

But even if you have visited Turkey, I bet there are some things you didn’t know about this little holiday gem.

On that note, here are 5 of my favourite Turkey factoids:

  1. It has one of the oldest and biggest shopping malls in the world.

Istanbul’s Kapalı Çarşı dates back to 1455 and over the centuries it has grown into a warren of 61 streets filled with more than 3,000 shops and today it covers a nearly impossible 333,000 square feet! In one holiday, you’d never manage to shop through it all but it doesn’t stop you guys from trying. Travel and Leisure Mag told us that this Grand Bazaar was the world’s #1 attraction last year, drawing in over 91 million people in 12 months!

Kapalicarsi-istanbul-turkey

  1. Chicken can be a dessert.

Want to try something unusual? Look up tavuk göğsü, or chicken breast pudding. It is common on the menus in Turkey and is a popular sugary, cinnamon and milk type pudding… oh yeah – don’t forget the chicken breast.

  1. Santa Claus is from Turkey.

True story. Saint Nicholas or Santa didn’t originate in the North Pole as we’ve been told but rather in Patara. Many saints in fact hail from Turkey, including St Paul in Tarsus and what may be the Virgin Mary’s resting place near Ephesus. Other Biblical figures include the Abraham and Noah may have lead his ark aground at Mount Ararat also.

  1. Impossibly large human constructions started there in the Neolithic times.

This is a strange one but prior to the mid-1990s, it was assumed that large-scale human constructions weren’t possible until the first people were said to have mastered agriculture and began to create permanent settlements. That was until the archaeological site of Göbekli Tepe was discovered in southern Turkey evidencing a different story far more ancient than was ever discovered before; a monumental construction dating at least 2,000 years before the agreed timeframe of the inventions of pottery, written language, and wait for it…the wheel.

Göbekli Tepe

Göbekli Tepe

 

Creepy smart ancients.

  1. On average, a new plant is discovered every ten days.

Sounds crazy but Turkey is actually one of the greatest hives of bio-diversity on earth. It boasts 10,000 plant and 80,000 animal species which help rank the country among the world’s 35 biodiversity hotspots. Bird lovers can visit many bird sanctuaries scattered there for and explore some of the 475 aves; that is a full 5% of the global variety. Those of you who love flowers will not be disappointed either with some of the most spectacular flowers known to man there such as the native Fritillaria imperialis.

These are just 5 of the most special and rare things about Turkey, but for more information on holidaying there, and to research hotels and travel options

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Top 3 Uncommon Places To Visit Before You Die

Top 3 Uncommon Places To Visit Before You Die

There are many ‘bucket list’ places on earth that holidaymakers share the will to see before they die; Northern Lights, Taj Mahal, Great Wall Of China to name but a few. And while these are breath-taking and definitely on my list… the world is filled with little secret pockets of more uncommon but exciting ground to be explored.

 

Without delving into extreme terrain, here are my top 3 must – see places for that perfect getaway this year. A little more uncommon, but no less exotic.

 

  1. GALÁPAGOS, ECUADOR

Located some 600 miles off the South American coast, this Ecuadorian archipelago has been drawing nature-lovers to its remote shores ever since naturalist and geologist Charles Darwin explored the islands in 1835Once upon a time, this island was the real-life home to pirates and famous prisoners alike but more than that, it is also home to an incredibly diverse collection of flora and wild vegetation, including an extremely rare variety of species — such as the Galápagos giant tortoise and marine iguana — both of which cannot be found anywhere else on Earth. In more modern times, thankfully 97 percent of the archipelago’s land mass is protected by national parks and so we should live to see this delightful travel experience for many years to come. On that note, visitors can get right up close and personal with wildlife by way of the many guided boat tours, scuba expeditions and hikes and other specific tours where your curiosity will be livened by animals that are allowed to casually approach sightseers on your journey. Truly breathtaking both as a relaxing retreat and as an adventure getaway

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GALÁPAGOS, ECUADOR

GALÁPAGOS, ECUADOR

 

2.                 SAN JUAN TEOTIHUACAN, MEXICO

Teotihuacan

Teotihuacan is as complicated to look at as it is to pronounce – the structures within are so complex that it would be easy to think that aliens had created them. In fact, this theory is among many of the areas creation. Teotihuacan was an ancient Mesoamerican city that was established around 100 BC. At the time, it was the largest metropolis in the pre-Columbian Americas and had significant cultural influence on the surrounding lands. It was in fact the Aztecs who named the region Teotihuacan meaning “the place where gods were created” and so it has that mystical, other-worldly and historical vibe that surpasses any expectation of a common holiday. Here, you can walk along what is known as the Avenue of the Dead, or Teotihuacan’s main road. This broad road is central through the city and is surrounded by hills that resemble giant tombs. Visitors may view a number of extremely well kept murals, including the ‘Pyramid of the Moon’ and the ‘Pyramid of the Sun’ which also happens to be the third largest pyramid in the world. This site is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site from 1987 to date and leaves holiday makers curious and overwhelmed by its sheer vastness and intricate designs.

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SAN JUAN TEOTIHUACAN, MEXICO

 

MISIONES PROVINCE, ARGENTINA

Iguazú Falls

Most people when they think of waterfalls think of the most common ones, today I’d like to note the vast splendor of a lesser known waterfall….Iguazú Falls. Situated on the international border of Argentina and Brazil, it is one of the world’s most striking natural wonders. Iguazú Falls is a misty and almost royal realm of huge tumbling water pockets with natural rainbows surrounding cascades that stretch for nearly 2 full miles. The wooden walkway allows you to experience this sight up close and as holiday makers walk out over the river, they come upon the giant balcony of the “Devil’s Throat.” According to the oldest myths, a jealous god slashed the river there into two parts, thus creating the falls as high as 269 feet surrounded with lush rainforest and tropical birds. It is literally the definition of paradise for the likes of newly-weds and couples looking to re=ignite their love in this beautiful scene.

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MISIONES PROVINCE, ARGENTINA

These are my top 3 uncommon holidays that you just must – see before you take the usual and more common pathways.

Top 3 Uncommon Places To Visit Before You Die

 

 

5 Easter Last minute Getaways in Europe

Are you looking to escape the unpredictable British weather this Easter? Whether you prefer sandy beaches, a bit of history or a nice city break Europe has it all. Here are 5 Easter last minute getaway ideas.

1.Tuscany

Why should you visit? It is a beautiful and relaxing location with good weather and  food and wine.For a lot of people Florence is the place to be at Easter.

easter last minute getaways

The main reason for that it the tradition of explosion of the cart.That brings a special atmosphere not just because is the beginning of spring.Easter in Italy is a five day celebration starting on Thursday.In the spirit of Easter most of the bigger towns including Siena and Lucca  have outdoor markets selling everything from food and drinks to toys and house decorations.

 

2. Tenerife

Why should you visit? It is a wonderful destination if you love a nice beach and lots of sunshine.Also the place is full of character. Around Easter the main event is happening in La Laguna, which is Tenerife religious centre and it attracts a lot of visitors.eater last minute getaways

The Easter week is called Semana Santa.During Easter La Laguna is the best place to visit because this is when the religious brotherhoods are parading in their traditional pointed clothes. It is a spectacular event and thousands of people go there to celebrate Easter.

 

3.Luxembourg

easter last minute getaway

Bird ornaments are traditionally sold at Easter                                               Monday Fair

Why should you visit? This unique and captivating place full with castles and museums is a good choice for a family friendly Easter getaway. As many other European countries the celebrations are a mix of traditional and religious customs during this time of the year.

If you choose to spend your Easter holiday you will enjoy some Luxembourgish traditions: Klibberen, the custom of Jaudes, the lovers’ egg, the Émaischen and Péckvillercher . Each of these traditions creates a memorable experience. You will also find that most restaurants are open and remember to visit the Easter Open Market on Easter Monday,too.  

 

 

4.Dubrovnik

Why go there?Easter is a special time in Dubrovnik. With its mild climate you can enjoy the Good Friday parade and then relax in one of many restaurants.The city is buzzing with life and it’s cultural charisma is bound to create wonderful memories for you and your family.You will get a chance to try some traditional Easter cake, called pinca.

easter last minute getaways

Dubrovnik’s old town area draws thousands of visitors with its aristocratic platforms, rich Baroque churches and elegant medieval buildings.Overall visiting at this time of the year is very pleasant and fun.

 

5.Dublin

Why visit? Dublin is an excellent choice during Easter.Remember that all pubs and almost everything else will be closed on Good Friday. Easter Rising is one of the most important dates in Ireland as it marks it’s way to independence.easter getaways last minute

There are countless restaurants and cafes to enjoy the coming days. You can take advantage of some of the Easter sales,too.

When you’ve seen all there is to see in the city, enjoy a nice morning, afternoon or full day trip to one of the beautiful, picturesque locations along Dublin Bay. From Howth head, Dublin’s most northernly point, to Dalkey in the south, you can enjoy the beaches, towns and villages along the way.

 

 

Hope you have found a location, that suits you and your family. Bokking a last minute getaway is very exciting. Enjoy!

Have You Booked Your Summer Holidays Yet?

Have You Booked Your Summer Holidays Yet?

Time flies by and then suddenly you realise it is that time of the year again, yes Christmas is over the January and February Freeze and suddenly March is upon us.  Before we know it Easter will be here and then in what seems like the blink of an eye, the summer holidays will be upon us once again.

Now if you are already living the high life and have a multi million dollar business then it really doesn’t matter when you decide where to go.  Yes you can afford it and you are probably not worried about creating any hassle in your life to save a few hundred or even a few thousand $$$$$s.

If on the other hand you are not made it on the rich list yet you may be a bit more careful when it comes to booking your summer holidays. The thing is by booking flights,boat tickets,and hotels well in advance you can make big savings on your trip.

I myself remember when I just started my online business and was struggling a bit, booking a ticket to London a few days in advance could cost me up to £250 but if I booked 2 months in advance I could get the same tickets for £100.  Now that may not seem like a lot but if you add another £100 a night saving on the cost of your hotel for 7 days.

You could be saving close to £1000 on one trip which for many people is money that is not to be sneezed at . Now with comparison booking engines like Booking.com etc.

You can not only save money on Plane tickets, Ferries,Car Hire,Hotel Rooms,Guest Houses,B & B, but lots more other things as well.

The thing is when I go on a holiday a lot of the time it is to Europe, and we generally stay a minimum of three months there at least as we go by car and ferry.

So apart from a money saving point of view we need a few months warning to have everything at home in order before we go. Including our dates and excuses for school etc. Sorted out.

Have you planned your next trip yet if so post the details in the comments below and share it with our readers, we would love to hear about your next planned holiday trips or experiences of previous ones, be they good or bad.

If you haven’t planned your next trip let this article be a reminder of how quickly summer will be upon you.  Maybe you should start looking for some good deals for your holidays starting today.

Besides what harm is there in looking right?  I am a big believer in visualisation and before most things happen you need to imagine dream and / or visualise them,  so have you started looking at your next dream holiday spot yet?

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Yacht Charter

Yacht Charter

After gathering all the necessary information, the next biggest task at hand for us was to charter a luxurious yacht for a week. There are many resources through which you can book an extraordinary yacht charter, but our idea was to get most freedom and essential privacy for all of us. In this part of the article I would like to describe you the process through which you can charter a yacht and what things you have to keep in mind when you yacht charter. The basic phenomena that we have to understand is that what we actually require when renting a yacht. There are two types of yachts that you can rent. Bare boats and a crewed yacht. The basic different between a bare boat yacht and a crewed yacht is very simple. you can analyze from the literal meaning of the names. Crewed yacht is more like around 40 foot to 300 foot boat with a captain and few crew members are like a chef and cleaner. This kind of charter is helpful if you going on a family trip and especially with kids  around you.

Yacht Charter

Yacht Charter

On the other hand we have a bare boot charter, it a service of different kind. It allows you a perfect suite if you are traveling with friends or bunch of adults. It give you full privacy and the most freedom. And fortunately we were a bunch of adult friends so we decided to charter a bare boat to have a real vacation on our head. This is a very important factor that we have to keep in mind is which type of yacht to rent, because it can make or break your vacation. Keeping in mind it was the first trip for all of us. As living beings we tend to form images and create perceptions about things like the first experience that we have.

If I give you a simple example , The first time you go to a restaurant and you  have been told about its special offering of sea food , but the fact is that you actually never where a big fan of sea food or your taste buds are not used to sea food, so you will naturally tend to create a mindset that this restaurant is not going to be good for you even though it make best Thai food that you like a lot, but you haven’t tried it there before. My point here is that sometimes what is needed for you can be very different from what you actually select. Same phenomena are used in selecting best yacht for us. If you choose a crewed yacht with no privacy and freedom you won’t find the trip as pleasurable as it could be. So it should always be about  your personal needs, and then actually making a choice that suits you the best.

The next biggest decision that we made was to select a reliable charter service. There are many extra ordinary charter services available out there, but the best way to select one is a simple process. You need to do two things before you decide to rent a yacht. First ask people around you who in past made a yacht trip, then ask them about their experiences, how they found different yacht charter services, and if you don’t actually find anyone who has been to yacht trip before then go to the website of another charter service and read what they are offering? What have people written about them?.This is also a good source of collecting information that you are looking for. The next thing that you have to keep in mind is the cost of the charter. Many people spend a lot of time researching this, so they can find the most cost-effective option and end up having a trip to remember. One thing we must keep in mind when deciding on the cost factor, Is the returns is the trip worth the money you are going to be spending . Does it actually give out the benefits that are promised on the website. Because many companies offer many services so keep in mind what you actually want and then decide which is most cost effective for you.

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Top 10 Travel Destinations

Top 10 Travel Destinations

 

 

Top 10 Travel Destinations

What Must Visit Cities Should I See?

What Must Visit Cities Should I See?

 

 

What Must Visit Cities Should I See?