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Things You Must Think About When Looking Up Holiday Destinations

Travel Tips and Destinations - 5 hours 29 min ago
Planning a holiday might take you months and sometimes even years and when the time finally comes for you to go, you want to get the most enjoyable holiday ever. The choice of destination will largely determine the kind of experience you have and with so many possible destinations, you definitely must take time to select the best. You can get destination ideas online, but the final decision will really depend on your personal holiday preferences; you must think about the destination at a deeper level to choose the most suitable for your holiday.

Best Places to Shop in Dubai

Travel Tips and Destinations - 5 hours 33 min ago
Dubai is truly one of the best emerging destinations for tourists in the last few years. The number of tourists who travel to Dubai considerably grew in the last couple of years. In fact the city, and the whole nation of the United Arab Emirates, have notably developed in quite a short period of time.

April 2016 Updates

Twenty-Something Travel via rss - 5 hours 35 min ago

Hey guys!

It’s been a pretty great month, spent entirely here in Seattle. I’m blowing up like a balloon (the picture above is me at 22 weeks taken mid-month so I’m even bigger now), but I feel fantastic. Things are definitely starting to seem a lot more real around here! Mike and I have been doing lots of research and glamorous stuff like trying out strollers and planning our travel-themed nursery.

We’ve been doing lots of stuff around town like Sounder’s games and market visits. The highlight was this trip out to the tulip fields in Mount Vernon. No real trips on the horizon but still have a ton to write up about Iceland, Japan and traveling while pregnant.

On a related note I really appreciated all of your well wishes and thoughtful comments on my pregnancy announcement post earlier this month. It gave me a lot to think about in regards to the future of this blog. I think there will be some major changes here before the end of the year.

Personal Writing

My second article for Alaska Airlines came out this week:

How to Make the Most of a Stopover in Iceland– Alaska Airlines

3 Wellness Travel Ideas to Help You Recharge– TripIt

Good Reads

Why I Flew to Another Continent for Medication (And How You Can too)– Indecisive Traveler– It really says something about the state of healthcare in the US that this is a viable option.

Where Pregnant Ladies Can Travel and Avoid Zika in the Americas– Almost Fearless– Good resource for pregnant travel lovers.

The Truth About Traveling Solo… I’m Over It– Paper Planes– A dose of honesty about the downsides of solo travel.

When I Was Assaulted Abroad, Here Are the Steps I Took to Heal Myself– Wanderful– Dark but powerful stuff.

Should I be Mad that they Want to Take my Picture Because I’m Black?– Oneika the Traveller– A unique phenomenon to traveling in Asia.

Why I Don’t Buy SIM Cards When I Travel– Expat Edna– Maybe we don’t need to be connected ALL the time.

What’s the Best Thing You’ve Read This Month?

April 2016 Updates is a post from Twenty-Something Travel

Historical Mosques in Iran

Travel Tips and Destinations - 5 hours 35 min ago
Iran is among the nations that have a long rich history of civilization. More than 2,000 years ago, the Persian Empire used to dominate a huge section of the old world. These civilizations together with the Islamic establishments attract several tourists to spend their vacations in Iran.

5 Tips for Buying the Best Las Vegas Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours

Travel and Leisure - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 18:00
Planning to do a Las Vegas Grand Canyon helicopter ride. There are quite a few options out there, and that's why it will benefit you to review these top 5 tour-shopping tips. Learn more. Read this article.

Amazing Las Vegas Grand Canyon Helicopter Tours On Memorial Day

Travel and Leisure - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 18:00
Memorial Day holiday weekend will soon be here. If you are planning to do a Grand Canyon helicopter tour from Las Vegas, NV, or South Rim, AZ, you need to consider booking your flight now. Read this article and learn why.

Best Shopping Places in Dubai

Travel Tips and Destinations - Thu, 04/28/2016 - 12:51
Divided into two parts, the commercial area includes the old souks of Deira and Dubai souk in Bur Dubai, and the colorful and new shopping centers around Beniyas Square and Al-Hiyafa Road. Dubai Mall - This mall is located adjacent to the largest building in the world, Burj-Khalifa and the grounds outside is really beautiful. In the commercial center of Dubai, we can find a site where you can find many restaurants, from fast food restaurants such as Burger King restaurants, a food court and McDonald's, up to pizzerias, Lebanese food.

Planning a Splendid Holiday to Rome

Travel Tips and Destinations - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:58
Rome is a spectacular destination to travel to. Here is a guide to plan your trip to the city wisely and not make the mistakes most travelers end up making!

Why Should You Visit South Africa in 2016?

Travel Tips and Destinations - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:22
Have you ever dreamt of exploring destinations in Africa and discovering the secrets of this unexploited regions of the world? Many travel experts believe that many travelers would be booking tours to South Africa in 2016. There are many reasons behind this assumption.

How to Travel on a Budget in the Caribbean

Twenty-Something Travel via rss - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 09:12

The Caribbean doesn’t initially seem like the easiest place to travel on a budget. Costs vary from island to island, of course, but on many of the most accessible islands, there aren’t a ton of hostels or cheap apartment rentals, activities tend to be pricey and the same goes for dining out. Here are a few tips for making travel in the Caribbean a little more affordable.

Bring the Essentials

When I was traveling in Southeast Asia, the advice I consistently received was to under-pack because I could easily pick up anything I needed once I was there. The Caribbean is kind of the opposite. While you can definitely find pretty much anything you might need, almost everything is much more expensive than it would be at home because it has to be imported. I try to bring extra supplies of things like sunscreen, insect repellent, and deodorant — all things I’ve had to buy on various trips and all of which were much pricier than I was expecting.

I also like to pack a bunch of granola bars and instant oatmeal packages – they don’t take up that much room in my luggage but they often save me a lot of money on breakfasts and snacks.

 Don’t Buy Anything Near the Cruise Ship Terminal

Every island I’ve visited so far has a cruise ship terminal, where ships dock and passengers are unloaded for a few hours to explore what they can of the island. Avoiding shopping and dining in the neighborhoods around these terminals is both obvious and not so obvious advice.

On one hand, it’s logical that prices would be marked up near cruise ship terminals. Hundreds of passengers arrive in these areas every day, ready to eat and buy souvenirs but with limited time to shop around for the best prices. On the other hand, these neighborhoods are also often where the action is — lots of buzzing shops and restaurants, and sometimes a great beach — so it’s kind of natural to head there. I know I did at first, until I realized that prices were significantly marked up in these areas compared to almost everywhere else.

Beyond higher prices, I find restaurants near cruise ship terminals are often geared towards finicky tourist palettes and the arts and handicrafts sold here generally have a mass produced feel. Basically, you’re paying more, but the quality of what you’re getting is often lower than what you’d find elsewhere.

Invest in Accommodation with a Kitchen

The price of meals on most islands continues to blow my mind. It’s possible to find cheap local fare on some islands, but even with some research, I often had trouble finding entrees for less than $20 USD on islands like Aruba and Grand Cayman. Thus, choosing accommodation where you can cook some meals at “home” can be a huge money-saver.

Groceries are often pricey too, unfortunately, but I found I could put that same $20 towards cooking at least a day’s worth of food, rather than a single meal at a restaurant. Similar to most other regions, it’s much cheaper to dine out at lunch, so I usually eat a few restaurant lunches but cook breakfasts and dinners myself.

Hostels with common kitchens are an awesome option if you can find one, but AirBnBs and other vacation rentals are far more common – better still, if you’re traveling with some friends and can split the cost of a two- or three-bedroom villa or house.

Know the Tipping Etiquette

When you do dine out, take a close look at your bill or do a little research into tipping etiquette beforehand. On a number of islands, such as St. Martin/St. Maarten, a service charge is automatically added onto your bill along with the tax, so you don’t need to leave an extra tip.

Additionally, a 10% tip is often acceptable for service people, rather than the 15-20% tip most Canadians and Americans are used to. It’s worth finding out when and how much it’s appropriate to tip to avoid overpaying (or being cheap when you should be tipping).

How to Travel on a Budget in the Caribbean is a post from Twenty-Something Travel

Visit Buenos Aires

Travel Tips and Destinations - Wed, 04/27/2016 - 08:23
For local and international tourists, staying at a hotel in Buenos Aires, there are points that can not fail to go. Without a doubt, the Obelisk of Buenos Aires is one of those places that represent the city, both for any visitors from Argentina as for visitors from foreign. It is a historical monument dating back to 1936 that was created on the occasion of an anniversary of the founding of the city.

5 Reasons to Make Davao Your 2016 Summer Destination

Travel Tips and Destinations - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 13:54
Davao, a booming city in the Philippines, has attracted worldwide attention because of its progress, zest, and remarkable peace and order situation. Here are the top 5 reasons why Davao is a must-visit destination this summer.

6 Tourist Spots That Will Convince You to Visit Davao

Travel Tips and Destinations - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 13:37
Davao is an all-time favorite travel destination at anytime of the year. Because of its laid-back feel, tropical climate and stunning sceneries, many people make it their getaway all year round. Since this quaint city boasts of many beautiful places, a month-long stay is not enough to explore it entirely. In this article, I'm giving you a list of some of the famous tourist spots that would make you want to visit Davao soon.

A Memorable Trip to South India

Travel Tips and Destinations - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:34
South India consists of five major states Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Telangana. The languages spoken in this part of the country are Kannada, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam, also most of the natives are well versed with minimum of 2 languages. The sculptures and architecture of the place speak about its rich culture and traditions. 5 out of 26 World Heritage Sites of India are situated in the southern zone of the country. The traditional silk and cotton sarees, which are worn and adorned all over India are an origin of this region.

Discovering the Opulent Capitals

Travel Tips and Destinations - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 12:22
Mexico City and Washington DC are the capital cities of Mexico and United States of America respectively. Both the sprawling capitals boasts of some of the most affluent historical attractions and are among the well favored tourism destinations around the world.

5 Beauty Secrets from Around the World

Travel Articles - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 03:45
There is diversity in being beautiful. Women of all races share beauty secrets from around the world and this is what makes global beauty unified. Some beauty advice may have been created due to climate or culture but one thing's for sure – womanhood and beauty are quite similar to each other. Want to know more? Here are 5 beauty secrets around the world.

Enjoy your journey by hiring marvelous Logan airport car service and airport limousine service

Travel Articles - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 03:05
A limousine is that protracted, extravagance car, which has a long body and wheels, driven by a man who is situated in a different compartment at the driver's space, which is separated from space, where travelers are located.

Book Online Airport Cabs in Kilburn

Travel Articles - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 01:49
Get the reasonable cost on a London airport taxi. Book your car online to save time, effort and money! Book a Taxi Up-to 30% cheaper than others. Quick and fast pickup in central London.

Travel To Simhastha Kumbh Mela Ujjain, 2016

Travel Articles - Tue, 04/26/2016 - 00:48
KumbhMela in Ujjain in 2016 is one of the four "Kumbh Melas" held on earth and celebrated by largest spiritual gathering. SimhasthKumbhMahaparva as this Kumbh Mela is called is celebrated by holy dip in the sacred river Shipra.