Pet Friendly Hotels Guide

Fortunately, there are a quite a few pet friendly hotels to choose from. Even in locations off-the-beaten-path, there’s probably an establishment or two that allows pets.

That said, not all pet-friendly motels and hotels are the same. While it’s not uncommon for them to charge fees, those fees aren’t all the same.

Here are a few things you should do before settling on accommodation for you and your pet:

  • Do research on restrictions and fees. Compare not only the fee, but the overall hotel rates and taxes as well. If you’re traveling with a large dog, which hotel will be likely to accommodate your needs the most? Some have weight and size restrictions.
  • If possible, try to book a room on the first floor so you won’t have to disturb guests in the elevators or walk up and down steps with your pet. Staying on the first floor also makes it easier for you to take the animal out a few times a day for “bathroom” breaks.
  • Speaking of which, make sure you understand

Trip To Historic City Athens

A trip to Athens or Greece is nothing less than a trip to the pages of history. The ancient architectures are still present, many of them partially demolished, but still bearing the message from the past. The major construction, such as the Parthenon, which happens to be one of the iconic constructions of Athens, speaks of the rich history and culture of the city. The most interesting part about visiting Greece is that there is no specific attraction within the country. When you are in Athens, you will be able expecting various archaeological and historical museums which will speak about the history of the place and also about the various aspects of their art, culture and lifestyle. What really sets Athens apart from the rest of the world is that, even though there are museums and various other places to visit within the city, the city as a whole is living museums in itself. Numerous constructions and various designs can be found all across the city. They have their own story to tell and add to the pages of

Planning Cheap Package Holidays

Cheap package holidays allow you to get everything that you need all at one time. There are no separate bookings of hotels, plane tickets, and amusement park admissions. You can get everything you need all at one place and for one price. This is usually the more affordable option and it takes out all the stress and guesswork of trying to put together the package yourself.

The first tip to getting cheap package holidays is being flexible on where you are willing to go. If you are open-minded about the place you are going to visit, you will have a better range when it comes to pricing. As long as you have an activity in mind, you can then decide where to go exactly. Start with the general criteria of an island, ski resort, or water park. You can also narrow your results by location.

Another way to get cheap package holidays is knowing when to book the trip. You really have two options when it comes to setting up the vacation. You can either reserve your package

Be A Good Tourist On Your Next Trip

Be At Your Best Behaviour

Remember that when you are travelling to a new place, you are representing the place you are coming from. You don’t want to give a bad impression about your homeland. So, try and be polite and smile at people you meet at cafes or public places. Talk to your hotel staff and try to learn about their culture a little more. Once you strike a friendly conversation, you will notice that people will open up to you. They will be willing to help you get around the place. Who knows someone might treat you to a nice homemade meal too!

Don’t Make Racist Comments

Often, while travelling, tourists can get microaggressive in certain situations. This will leave a bad taste in not just your mouth but to the other person too. Stay away from judging their culture or making comments on the way they look. People shouldn’t get the impression that you don’t appreciate their country or culture. So, be cautious about how you behave in public places.

Learn about the Rules of the Place

It’s not necessary that what is legal in your country will be legal

Reasons Why You Should Travel Alone

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.

Bragging Rights

Fifty-six percent of your friends want to travel as a result of your posts because travel is excellent, not just because you are an expert at selecting the perfect phone filter. The only thing better than seeing the Eiffel Tower lit up at night is how insanely jealous your friends will be when you upload your pictures.

Sharing Common Ground

Two out of three young travellers visit a place that is recommended by friends and family. Don’t be left out. Travelling to places your friends and relatives visited lets you share everyday experiences and stories.

Attainable With Minimal Effort – You Can Do It Now

Remember when you were young and you

Private Car Service

Private car services use only the most comfortable and high-end luxury cars such black Lincoln Town cars and Cadillac Escalades. You have peace of mind knowing that someone will be there waiting for you when you arrive at the airport. You don’t have to worry about flagging down a taxi or waiting for family or friends to pick you up. In many cases, the drivers will track your flight information to time their pick-up, this is super convenient especially if your flight is delayed or changed.

You also get the added benefit of productivity. Using a car service means you’ll have more time to take care of things that matter the most to you; especially if you are travelling for business. Instead of wasting time driving, the time can be used to make important phone calls or answer emails. All you have to do is sit back and relax, the driver will get you where you need to go comfortably.

Private car service provides the added security and possible reduction of travel insurance costs. Trained drivers are insured and take the uncertainty out of driving; especially in a new city.

Another benefit is the level

Delicacies of Far North Queensland

Smaller areas

If you’re staying in say Port Douglas luxury accommodation then the local area isn’t going to be on par with Cairns for choice.

However, what you will find is a stunning variety of local dishes (plus international of course).

Try the crispy port belly with scallops or perhaps the locally caught coral trout. Not tempting you?

What about the tiger prawns and squid in a homemade chilli sauce?

What you’ll see in the smaller towns is a more boutique and experimental cuisine that’s unique to this part of Australia. Once again, the prices are likely to be very reasonable (perhaps an average of A$35 per head for a typical main course) given the quality and freshness of what you’ll be eating.

Be aware that eating outside of the big centres such as Cairns often brings you closer to nature. So, in some restaurants you’ll have bandicoots (a small marsupial) wandering around and even the odd snake. That’s all part of some components of the out-of-town Far North Queensland dining experience.

Fast food

Yes, if you wish to or are on a very tight budget, there are plenty of

Planning Honeymoon on a Budget

Not everyone has the benefit of being able to go on honeymoon without a budget, which is why you need to have some idea on what you can afford before you start shopping sound. The first step to planning a honeymoon on a budget is to know what your budget is. Your budget should include travel, accommodation, food, drink and experiences to ensure you have a memorable time and the perfect start as your new life together.

That being said, it is always advisable to start saving as soon as possible to push your budget up slightly, though all-inclusive deals may be the best option for you to help your money go further and gel you save on your budget, so that everything is included and all you have to worry about is food, drink and entertainment, or in some cases just your drink and entertainment. It’s something to think about. There is nothing that says you have to go straight from your wedding reception to your honeymoon, you can wait a couple of weeks or months and then go on your honeymoon to ensure you have a big enough budget to relax and enjoy yourself.

Connect With Locals On Your Next Trip

Check Out Local Places

Once you have done sightseeing some of the major tourist locations of a place, go to the less popular ones. You can ask around to know where you can get a glimpse of the native life. If your trip was planned by online travel agents, they might be able to help you out in this regard. Sometimes, they might even know a local guide who can take you to shows that reflect the culture of that place.

Stay with a Host

Instead of staying in a hotel, you can choose to stay with a host. This way, you will be able to see how the people of a place live and also get a closer look at their culture. You can also taste the local delicacies. This will also help you talk to the locals and become a part of their lifestyle, even if for a small amount of time.

Make Use of Public Transportation

When you want to know more about the local culture of a place, always make use of the public transportation. Perhaps, you will catch a conversation on the bus or train ride and get to

Cozy Sleepy Towns

  1. Germany:
    Rothenburg in Germany is a small town that will literally take you back in time. The decorations and setup of this town is medieval in the best of ways. There are hanging baskets in the windows and colorful gardens combined with spectacular churches that have some amazing architecture.
  2. Slovenia:
    The small town of Bled is a cozy little placed tucked away near the lake. The scenery here is beautiful, the lake water emerald green and the architecture medieval. This warm little town also has a castle perched atop the cliff, looking at which will make you feel like this was literally taken out from your favorite fairy tale. Activities such as hiking, canoeing, biking and trekking are available for you along with some water sports as well.
  3. Spain:
    The town of Albarracin is literally on top of a mountain above the Rio Guadalaviar in Teruel, Spain. Here you’ll find timber houses and fortresses combined with maze like streets. The stony buildings here are said to pre-historic and are quite entertaining for someone who has an avid interest in archeology.
  4. France:
    Dinan is a small and beautiful walled town in Brittany and it is surrounded

Capanna Winery Tour in Tuscany

The first was a pleasant surprise for us, Capanna winery, were Alexandra took us on a sunny afternoon. For tourists or “untrained noses”, Capanna could be one of the small wineries that could fade among the much more famous Casanova di Neri, Biondi Santi, etc. yet, we discovered a wonderful choice of Brunello di Montalcino and gained more insight into the Sangiovese grapes. Capanna produces though other wines than Brunello as well (Rosso -Baby Brunello, Moscadello, Pinot Grigio, etc) at a stunning value for money.

Alexandra mentioned that at a blind tasting of red wines, their Brunello Riserva 2010 (the Brunello that we can find on sale only on January of the 6th year after the harvest) was the 2nd place situated right after the Ferrari of Brunello’s – Casanova di Neri. Of course this information together with the view of the winery itself, the landscape, amplified the taste of the wines we tasted. But this is actually how wine is enjoyed, isn’t it? It has to be associated to other positive emotions to be a great experience and get its taste amplified.

Yesterday, we were watching the SOMM Part II, a documentary opening our eyes

Beat the Post Holiday Blues

LIVE IT UP LOCALLY

It might not be Paris, but chances are there are some awesome things to do in your own corner of the world. Do them! Pretend you’re a tourist in your own town. I did this once in my uni days with a couple of friends and we had a blast (especially at the outdoor maze, which we visited after the locally winery). We even sent another friend a postcard (OK, that might have been after the winery too… ). At the very least, do the holiday-type things that you can do anywhere: eat out more (if your post-holiday budget will stretch that far do it at restaurants, if not, go picnicking in the park), sleep in or have an afternoon nap (you might need to save that for the weekend), be romantic, get icecream, find places you’ve never been and explore them.

DO SOME PSEUDO-TRAVEL

It’s not quite the same as being there yourself, but keeping the reminders coming of the big wide world out there can go a long way to scratching your travel itch on a day-to-day basis. Sign up to a great travel blog (cough cough), follow some

Some Places to Visit While in Kenya

Kisite-Mpunguti Marine National Park.

The marine park is located in the southern Kenyan coast near Shimoni in Kwale County. Here in the marine park, the marine life is plenty. Including Humpback whales, rays, scorpion fish, pufferfish, angelfish, moray eels, hawksbill turtles and sea turtles. There is also a permit to sea dive and feel the experience yourself. Inside the park, there are four small islands covered by coral reefs. The park is located near an impressive five-star coastal hotel. The Alibaba. The hotel provides administrative tourist first class services as well as stunning, awesome beaches to relax on during the day.

The Nairobi National Park

Did you know Nairobi is the only city in the world hosting a National park within it? It is just a short drive out of the CBD. Would want to have an epic experience while in town? Then do not forget about Nairobi National Park. It is located just adjacent to the safari walk. There is a fainted sight of the city’s sky scrapper while in the open grasslands plains of the park. How amazing is that? It also hosts some animals like the endangered species black rhino, lions buffaloes,