Travel with you pet like a pro

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No matter, whether it is winter or summer season there is no need to leave your pet at home. Let us explain you how to take your pupil on vacation:

In the car:

  • Just like humans, feed them about three or four hours before the drive. Motion sickness isn’t just a human problem!
  • If you’re crossing state lines, bring along your pet’s rabies vaccination records just to ensure you have a copy on hand.

On the plane:

  • Different airlines have different rules when it comes to allowing pets in the cabin, so be sure to call ahead of time to find out.
  • Try to buy a carrier that takes up the least amount of space — and definitely don’t forget a luggage tag listing all of your information as well as any paperwork required.
  • There is one standout program when it comes to bringing pets on flights: JetBlue’s JetPaws offers members 300 points each time they board with their pets with a few additional conditions.

At the hotel:

  • Look for accommodations with pet perks, like Kimpton Hotel locations that accept all pets for zero charge, offer pet toys, beds, water bowls and even Doggy Happy Hours at a few select locations.
  • Some hotels give your pet the chance to stretch his or her legs with dog-walking routes or even on-campus dog runs like the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

10 reasons why you actually should travel alone

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Though it may sound like something you’d find inside a fortune cookie, sometimes the best travel companion you can have is yourself. Solo travel is easier than you might think, totally liberating, and completely rewarding in a way few other experiences in life can match.

In recent years, interest in traveling alone has skyrocketed, and those in the travel industry all over the world have come up with ways to cater to this growing segment. If you’ve ever wanted to travel alone but been too afraid, if it’s something you did once and vowed never to do again, if you absolutely hate the idea of going somewhere without someone you know, now’s the time to reconsider. Think of it this way: You have a limited amount of time and money to spend on travel, so why not customize it to your individual preferences so that you can maximize your satisfaction? If that’s not enough to convince you, here are ten reasons why you should consider solo travel.

It makes trip planning way easier
We all have bucket lists of places we want to travel to in our lifetime, but all too often we hold ourselves back from experiences because we have no one to share them with. Everyone has different schedules, budgets, and traveling interests, so waiting around for the right time or the right person to join you for a train trip to Niagara Falls, gourmet dining in Lyon, or backpacking around Southeast Asia is a waste. When you travel alone, only your needs matter, and you can plan something at the last minute if you desire.

So go ahead and take a day trip to a nearby town or a month-long jaunt across Europe–this is your life to live and you deserve to have the travel experiences you want. I’m not suggesting you go on every vacation alone, but it would be a shame to skip local and far-flung destinations just because you don’t feel like going by yourself.

You will get to enjoy “me time”
In our ever-connected world filled with digital distractions, it can be a challenge to take the time that’s necessary to recharge one’s battery. Fortunately, solo travel offers the time and space that’s necessary for valuable alone time. Even if you’re not the type of person who goes off the grid when traveling, being alone on the road will give you the opportunity to reflect on life and enjoy your own company. Some people have an innate aversion to doing things individually, but giving yourself alone time, especially for an extended period, is a gift that you will eventually learn to relish.

What’s more, you’ll learn a lot about yourself in a way that’s simply impossible when you’re in the midst of your normal daily routine. I often surprise myself by the new interests I develop when I’m traveling or the way I interact with strangers differently than I would when I’m home. I’m also able to look at my life with some distance and think about my future goals with a fresh set of eyes. Often when I’m on the road alone, I’ll have vivid dreams about issues that are affecting me, and these can lead to meaningful solutions. Everyone should have the opportunity to check in with himself or herself from time to time, and solo travel offers the perfect conditions for introspection.

You are the master of your itinerary
If you’ve ever planned a vacation with another person or a group of people, you know that picking the dates alone can be a hassle, and that’s just the beginning. Where will you stay? What will you eat? Who’s planning the itinerary? Is everyone onboard with this plan? What if you can’t do everything that you want to do? Simply put, planning a trip with anyone else is an exercise in compromise and negotiation.

Instead, why not make the most of your time and money by planning the getaway of your dreams without any interference? Whether you want to spend three days on a beach doing absolutely nothing or visit ten museums in one weekend, there’s no one to stand in your way when you’re traveling alone. You can sleep as little or as much as you want, eat what your heart desires, and indulge yourself with whatever makes you happy. Traveling is supposed to be relaxing, and it’s never more so than when you are your own trip planner. You don’t even have to plan if you don’t want to–be spontaneous if that’s your thing. The whole point is getting what you want out of a vacation.

You will make new friends (if you want)
Without a doubt, one of the biggest deterrents from solo travel is the fear of feeling lonely. The truth, however, is that you’ll never feel this way if you make the right choices. For meals, find restaurants where you can dine at the bar and interact with the bartender or skip restaurants altogether and stick to street food or groceries. Want to meet some locals? Research lively cafes or bars that appeal to your tastes; if you’re in a foreign country, try to find spots that are popular with expats. Sign up for cooking classes or museum tours to meet people with similar interests.

If you are overseas, speaking the local tongue will be a great help in interacting with strangers. But keep in mind that English is as close to a universal language as we’ve got, so you’re already in good shape. Also bear in mind that being a solo traveler automatically makes you an interesting person with a story to tell anyone you meet, so capitalize on that. Of course, if you’re not looking to build your social network, being a solo traveler allows you to be as antisocial as you want to be. It’s all about knowing what works for you.

Your experiences will be more meaningful
Obviously there are many benefits to traveling with friends or loved ones, but other people can often serve as distractions from the destination you’re visiting. Whether you make a new international friend or discover your favorite new museum, the experiences you have when traveling alone tend to feel more profound, and those memories tend to last longer.

When you travel with someone else, the trip is more about your shared experiences, which can be a great thing in some cases, but not always. If a vacation is about having a great time with someone you know, by all means go forth, but if you’re really looking to connect with a place and its people, consider going there alone.

It will boost your confidence
I still feel a bit nervous when I’m kicking off a solo trip, but in the end, nothing makes me feel more confident or capable than conquering the world on my own. Successfully ordering a meal in botched German, picking up the latest British slang, chatting up locals at a farmers’ market in Vermont, making new friends in Hong Kong, navigating the idiosyncrasies of train systems all over the world–these are some of the rewards I’ve gained from my solo adventures. It’s nice to have someone to rely on, but it’s particularly satisfying when that someone is you.

The more you travel alone, the more likely you are to feel the same way, like you can tackle any challenge with aplomb. No English menu at a Bangkok restaurant? Not a problem. Transit strike in France? No sweat. Stuck overnight at O’Hare? You can deal with that. Of course, the more confident you feel when traveling alone, the more confident you’ll feel at home. Whenever one of life’s little challenges emerge, you can simply remind yourself of all that you’ve handled on your own all over the world–it’ll put your problems in perspective.

It willmake you a better traveler
Traveling alone makes you a better observer of people and places around you, which in turn has the power to make you more compassionate and a better person overall. Being an outsider, however slight or extreme, automatically changes the way you interact with others, and these changes are positive when it comes to travel. In addition to making you kinder and more patient, solo travel increases your curiosity about your surroundings, and chances are you’ll learn a lot about others simply by paying more attention than you would if you were with a travel companion.

Being alone also affords you the time to properly document and reflect on your travels. If you want to spend an afternoon photographing your favorite neighborhood in Montréal, you can do that. If you want to spend thirty minutes every night writing about what you ate that day, you’ll have time for that. In the future, these travel mementos will be just as valuable as the trips.

You can stay within your budget

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Money is always a pressure point when it comes to travel, and everyone has different spending habits and attitudes. So it’s much easier to figure out your budget for a trip and plan accordingly. Even if you have shared finances with a spouse or travel with someone in the same tax bracket, the two of you may have completely different ideas of how much to spend on a hotel, for example.

And you yourself may spend differently from one trip to another. For instance, if you want to embark on a Michelin-starred gastronomic adventure in Tokyo, you may be willing to settle for less posh accommodations than you would choose if you were, say, spending a long weekend on the beach in Tulum. It’s simply much easier to create your own budget and stick to it rather than overspending because you travel with someone with expensive taste.

You will feel more satisfied in the end

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I’m willing to bet that everyone who has ever traveled with at least one other person has experienced some level of disappointment on vacation. Perhaps you got into a fight in Beijing because you couldn’t find a certain restaurant, it was late, you were both hungry, and you had already been traveling for a week and a half and that’s a lot of time to spend with anyone. Or maybe you were a little annoyed to discover, in Berlin, that your boyfriend’s study of German did not actually make him useful at communicating in the language. No matter how big or small, problems can and do arise when people travel together.

When you travel alone, the stakes are lower because you only have to worry about keeping yourself happy. Are you going to feel bitter because you slept in one morning? Highly unlikely. Will you hold a grudge because you spent too much time at a museum? Nope. Will you feel like you’re wasting time if you just want to sit in a café for a few hours? Not a chance. When you make yourself the sole arbiter of what to do on vacation, you remove the risk of disappointment and you keep things drama-free, which is a good way to keep your trip feeling both relaxing and satisfying.

You will find an answer to an important question
If you’ve never traveled alone because your first thought is, “What would I even do with myself?” I implore you to plan a solo trip immediately. In addition to everything I’ve mentioned above, you will daydream, you will read, you will have exciting adventures, you will encounter funny things to tell your friends about, you will sleep well, you will eat new things, you will discover new neighborhoods, you will want to learn new languages, you will think about your next trip, you will talk to strangers, you will take risks, you will buy new clothes, you will learn about history and culture, you will go to concerts, you will stroll through parks, you will explore cities by bike, you will think about moving, and so much more. In fact, there’s so much you can do when you travel alone that you’ll wonder how you ever managed to travel with someone else in the past.

Ultimate guide on how not to be ripped off while travelling

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Travel expenses can really add up. But they don’t have to be quite to hefty is you know how to work the system. Follow these ten tips to travel as cheaply as you can.

Avoid baggage fees. 

Depending upon the airline, you can pay $15 to $75 for the first checked bag, and more for overweight bags. When possible, pack lightly enough to carry on one bag, or fly airlines that still allow free checked bags (two bags for Southwest and one for JetBlue). Many airline frequent flier programs give members with a high status a free checked bag, so check your status.

Watch your hotel Wi-Fi. 

Hotels charge from $10 to $30 per day for in-room Wi-Fi. Set up a personal hot spot on your smart phone and use your cellular service to access Wi-Fi on other non-cellular devices. Some hotel chains offer free in-room Internet access to members of their loyalty programs, so ask in advance and sign up to take advantage of the offers.

Avoid paying double for rental car insurance.

Check your current car insurance policy to see if it covers your rental car. Don’t forget to call your credit card company to check their coverage of rental car insurance, too. Major credit card companies (including American Express, MasterCard, Discover, and Visa) offer protection if you use your card to pay for the rental.

Bring an empty water bottle with you through security at the airport.

Then, fill it up at a water fountain or ask a barista at a coffee shop to fill it up for you to avoid the overpriced water sold at airports. Pick up some snacks at a local corner store instead of hitting the hotel room mini bar, which can lead to expensive surprises on your final bill.

Review restaurant and hotel bills carefully

Mistakes often occur by accident, so be sure to go over every bill when you get it. It sounds obvious, but it can’t be repeated enough. And if there is a mistake, politely ask the staff to fix it. A polite request will go much further than an aggressive accusation.

Avoid paying transaction fees for using your debit or credit card overseas.

Check with your bank before you leave town. Some charge $5 per withdrawal, and an added 3% for all credit card purchases. Many credit cards and banks do not charge these fees. Avoid carrying a ton of cash around with you while abroad. Use your credit or debit card and go to ATMs for cash. Before you go call your bank and credit card companies to put a “travel alert” on your file detailing your travel plans, so they don’t think the foreign transactions are fraudulent and freeze your accounts.

Look out for tourist trap restaurants.

If you’re visiting a restaurant or attraction that has an online presence, Google it or search it on Yelp! to see what the locals say about it and to see if there are coupons available for some extra savings. Often restaurants run deals on Yelp! where if you “Check in” at that restaurant and review it, you get a free dessert or 15% off the total bill. If the reviewers say it’s a big tourist trap, steer clear.

Bring your own food for a long flight.

The in-flight meals are often expensive and disappointing, and everyone will drool over the takeout burrito you were smart enough to pick up en route to the airport.

Think ahead and pick up some nips.

Make sure they are three ounces or fewer to comply with TSA requirements. Bring the small bottles with you to avoid the $6 “cocktail” charge many domestic airlines charge for weak drinks.

Ask lots of questions and read the fine print before signing up for an organized tour

Questions to ask include: “Is tax included in the price? What can I expect to pay in tips? Any meals that are not included? Is alcohol included? Are all side trips/shore excursions included in the price, and if not, how much are they? What are your cancellation policies?” The point is, sometimes the tour is not worth the price, and it’s often cheaper to do it on your own — so be discerning.

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In the end, remember: Getting ripped off is often an unavoidable part of trouble. If it happens to you, learn from your mistakes, but don’t let it ruin your day.

Travel smart to Geneva with Important Travel Tips

Switzerland, truly a paradise on earth! Breathtakingly beautiful, scenic attractions, serene countryside, wineries, chapels, and many more attractions enthrall visitors coming to Geneva, one of the cities in Switzerland. Remarkable tourist facilities available here is another factor that makes this destination preferable. Besides picturesque locations, vibrant nightlife also makes the place happening. The destination has also gained recognition on the global front due to the UN international cooperation center with New York, its diplomacy and renowned Geneva Convention. Although the place is famous as a tourist destination, it has also gained immense repute being one of the eight most respected financial centers in the world. Visitors are awe struck to see the nature’s bounty spread all around the city. These days, several flights to Geneva are available by leading carriers.

Travel experts recommend keeping certain travel tips in mind before traveling to Geneva. These tips will help visitors to enjoy their vacation in a much better way. Though, any time of the year is suitable to travel to this magnificent destination, summer months i.e. July and August are considered to be the best time to travel to this chic and graceful Swiss city. Since less crowds flock to the city during spring and autumn seasons, many visitors find this time to be suitable for their travel. During this time, they can also get inexpensive flight tickets to reach here.

During peak season, that is, during the summer months, it is difficult to get accommodation at the last moment. Hence, it is advisable to reserve a room well in advance and avoid any disappointment later. Just like cheap ticket airline, budget accommodation is also available. Visitors traveling on a tight budget can book room in such accommodations.

The natural splendor of the city is globally renowned. Surrounded by Lake Geneva, the view of majestic Jura and Alps mountains adds serenity and calmness to the place. If one wishes to explore them, it is better taking help of a local tourist guide. Also, the city is not too vast hence can be explored easily. To visit countryside, renting a car would be a perfect idea. It will help visitors to see the area as per their convenience. They can stop midway to appreciate the beauty of nature and enjoy the place immensely.

Take guidance from tour operators to know more about the place. They can visit the old town and see old mansions all around. The natives of the city have a unique fondness for flowers and one can see a riot of color in their homes.

To understand the history associated with the Gothic Cathedral of Notre-Dame, the Olympic Museum, the Lausanne Vivarium and the Musée de l’Elysée, assistance from a tourist guide should be taken. To explore all these unique architectural splendor, one should immediately book seat on any of the cheap flights to Geneva and reach here.
Honeymooners find this place simply amazing and they can buy cheap tickets to Geneva to reach here and enjoy quality time with their spouse.

Rome Travel Tips

Rome is one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe. There ancient city offer great attractions and activities. Here the styles of art is different, it is fascinating and mighty. And also Rome is the most important city of the western antiquity and the cradle of the European civilization, where the past and the present is blended in perfect harmony. The most unique features of this old world city such as magnificent thrill of centuries of turbulent history, natural occurrence, architectural jewelry from the history’s greatest artists makes traveler in love with Rome.

Rome is truly an open-air museum, a city that has retained a real architectural uniformity; here, no changes due to industrialization and modernization, but a city that retains much of its charm. No wonder you can enjoy a day walking among the temples, squares, stores, bell-towers and more those will create a memorable and unforgettable images on travelers’ mind.

Theaters, Temples and spas next to stunning monuments gave the city a steady growth and a dazzling brightness that concluded in the decay of so great empire. Christian Rome is born then, and the city wearing Renaissance and Baroque art.

Born on seven hills (Capitoline, Quirinal (Quirinale), Esquilino, Viminale, Celia, Palatine, and Aventine), criss-crossed by the River Tiber, Etruscan settlement of brave warriors and powerful imperial metropolis, Rome (founded in 753 BC) is today proud of its immense historical and cultural heritage.

At present, Roma is divided into two fundamental areas: the interior, or historical center, surrounded by the walls of Aurelius, built at the end of the third century AD to fence the area of the Seven Hills, and the area of neighborhoods or suburbs.

In the communal territory of Rome is the State of Vatican City, headquarters of the papacy of the Catholic Church, recognized as independent state by the Italian government in 1929 by the Lateran Pacts. It has a surface of 42 m2. and approximately 1,000 people live there. The majestic Dome of St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, the largest in the world, stands on the horizon of the city.

The best time to visit Rome is in April, May, October and November. During these seasons, the landscape of the fields that surround the city is fascinating, the temperatures are pleasant. The visitor should try to avoid August, as this is the month in which the majority of Italians take their holiday and consequently many shops are closed. Although winter can be very cold, the sun appears frequently, there are less people and prices fall considerably.

Accra Travel Guide and Travel Tips

 Accra Travel is gradually getting easier and more convenient for international tourists. Accra, the capital, is the main entrance to Ghana. Located in western Africa, Ghana is one of the most economically flourished countries in Africa. Being the capital, Accra has a very good transportation system as well as several other modern facilities for recreation and amusements. Therefore, you will find Accra Travel enjoyable. This Accra Travel Guide provides necessary information to make your journey to Accra comfortable.

Facts about Accra

Accra has a population of 1,661,400. The main local languages here are Ga, Twi, pronounced as ‘ch-wee’ Ewe and Hausa. Besides, there are many other languages in the country. The co-existence of the rich and the poor can be seen in Accra. It is evident in the city’s rich western looking buildings and dusty shanty areas.

Transportation in Accra

A good network of road and standard transportation system in the city make Accra Travel easier for visitors. Taxis are available of three varieties in Accra. Metered taxi, shared taxi and Tro Tro. Metered taxis have meters while shared taxis follow fixed routes and have fixed rates for each passenger. TroTros are private vans larger in size. Tro Tros ply on most of the routes in Accra. If your budget is high you can hire a sedan, another form of vehicle, from the car rental section of upscale hotels in the city.

Airports in Accra

Kotoka International Airport is the only airport that serves the city of Accra. It is a major air transportation hub in Ghana as there are direct flights to many international destinations from this airport.

Flights to Accra

Ghana International Airlines is the most dominant airlines in Accra airport. It operates passenger and cargo service at Kotoka International Airport. Apart from this, there are several other airlines that have flights to various international destinations such as New York, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Beirut, Washington and neighboring countries like Nigeria, Kenya and more.

Getting to Accra

Kotoka International Airport is the gateway to Accra for the international travelers whereas domestic tourists can follow roadways. The most convenient way for Accra Travel is to catch the flight to Accra and land at Kotoka Airport. From airport you can take a taxi towards downtown. Accra lies on railway lines to the neighboring cities of Tema, Kumasi and Takoradi.

Your Travel to Accra will remain incomplete if you do not visit the popular tourist attractions in the city such as the National Museum, Ghana Academy of Arts and Science, Christianborg Castle, Independent Square and the National Archives of Ghana. Another tip which you should keep in mind during your Accra Travel is that your should try to not confuse the commercial vehicles with the private ones, as these look similar. Just be careful that commercial transports have yellow color with black lettering while the private ones are white with black lettering.

Travel Tips For Bolivia

Bolivia has a lot to offer to the tourists- beautiful hotels in Bolivia, amazing attractions, wonderful possibilities for sport activities.

Things to Do in Bolivia

  • The Death Road (North Yungas Road including the old section): from La Cumbre to Coroico. A mountainbike tour of 64km where you’ll be able to see the diversity of Bolivia. Leave from La Cumbre at 5000mts, in a cold and windy environment, and get to Coroico, in a wet and tropical environment. You can take an organized tour with one of the companies (i.e. Downhill Madness) from La Paz or ride it on your own bike. If you ride on your own, be very careful (ride down in-line one after another, keep safe distance from the rider in front of you, slow down before the turns), use a good mountain bike (at least with front shock absorber), helmet. If you take the tour, you’ll get the equipment, instructions and guiding, but you probably won’t be allowed to stop to take pictures wherever you want.
  • Explore the Provinces: Bolivia is a place to explore, it is mostly still untouched. The people are friendly in the countryside. There are hundreds of off the map, mostly out-of-the-guide places to go in Bolivia, and far more exciting than what the tour agencies and guide books offer. In the La Paz department for example you can easily catch transport to places like Pelechuco, the east side of Lake Titicaca, Achacachi, Isla del Sol, or Quime… not to mention scores of other villages and small towns. The free govt. tour agencies at the Plaza Estudiantes or Prado can help you find transport anywhere and tell you about it.

Here is a list of the TOP Travel Tips for Bolivia, therefore you may be sure that you will have wonderful time in this charming country.

1. VISAS- If you travel to Bolivia, rules to achieve visas for Bolivia change often, but currently citizens of most EU countries can stay 90 days without a visa; citizens of the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Africa and Israel can stay 30 days without a visa. Most other nationalities require a visa in advance, frequently issued for a 30-day stay.

2. MONEY & CURRENCY- The only international currency accepted throughout Bolivia is the US Dollar. All change cash US dollars and some also traveler’s checks. Leading credit cards could be used in larger cities.

3. HEALTH & RISKS- The prime risk is altitude sickness. The tropical diseases like malaria, dengue and yellow fever are a threat only for the people heading to remote regions in the Amazon jungle. Medical care in large cities is adequate for most reasons but of varying quality.

4. CUSTOMS REGULATIONS- It’s illegal to remove any such objects from Bolivia without prior written permission by the correct Bolivian authority. Any form of fossil excavation, even picking up a fossil, with no prior written authorization from the appropriate Bolivian authority, can also be illegal. Violation of the law can result in lengthy jail sentences and fines.

5. WHEN TO GO- Bolivia lies in the southern hemisphere so the winter runs from May to October and summer from November to April. The most important climatic factor to keep in mind is that it’s generally wet in the summer and dry in the winter. Consider that the high tourist season falls in the winter (June to September), thanks not just to climatic aspects, but also to the timing of European and North American summer holidays and also the fact that it’s also Bolivia’s leading fiesta season. This means that both foreign visitors and a lot of South Americans are traveling during this time period. Consequently, the right time to go to Bolivia is throughout the winter (dry season). For this period of time there are special discount rates in some Bolivia hotels.

Cultural Travel Tips

What kind of travel you take varies mostly by what you find interesting and fascinating. Some go for sporting trips and visit locations that ideally cater to their sports of choice. There are also those who prefer luxury resorts for a holiday of pampering and laid back recreation.

But, for those who are highly interested in history and lost civilizations, an exploration of ancient ruins and centuries old localities is the trip of choice. When doing cultural travel, take the following tips to get the most of the experience and enjoy your trip to the fullest.

Most cultural sites are usually located at remote places in the tropics or the desert or on high mountain areas. Their unique locations may mean occasional extreme weather and environmental conditions.

Before packing for your trip, look for significant information about your destination – as much as possible so that you can well prepare for any exigencies that may happen along the way. Also, you want to have prior knowledge of the historical background and significance of the place you are visiting. All of this information will give you a deeper insight and appreciation of your destination and better prepare you for the geography, climate and customs of the people you are visiting.

Cultural and historical travel destinations usually display exquisite handiworks and craftsmanship that you can’t help but get a feel of the people and the region. Restrain yourself. Although the temptation to touch these beautiful pieces of art can be extremely strong – don’t, if you want these sites to survive for centuries to come, you want to do your share of protecting them by not contributing to their early deterioration.

Ancient ruins usually require long hours of walking. A full canteen of water is imperative. Also, stock-up on sunscreen and wear protective long clothing if possible. Sunglasses, hats and big hankies are indispensable when out and about. Also, prepare with good protection against bugs and mosquitoes. You cannot do away with bug sprays if you don’t want patches of red skin and welts to accompany you all throughout your trip. You also need to visit your doctor before leaving for your destination. Inquire about local epidemics and be properly vaccinated for medical conditions in the area.

Also, keep to the designated pathways and do not take shortcuts along prohibited areas.  It is most likely that you will get offers to buy items that are purportedly portions of the ruins. You should do well to remember that these are nothing more than a dime per dozen fakes. Even if they are authentic, you do not want to support such a blatant disrespect of a revered location or risk committing criminal acts by buying antiquities.

Heritage sites of great religious importance may have some set strict rules on decorum and modesty that you should know beforehand. Before proceeding to the area, inquire from a local if there are certain rules that you should be aware of. Otherwise, you may find out too late that you are not properly dressed and risk being deprived of access to a spectacular site.

Finally, it may do you good to bring along . Some of these sites are so large, you may not have the energy to explore every inch of it. With binoculars, you don’t have to walk long distances to get a glimpse of certain attractions. You can just sit back, enjoy and soak up the distant sights.

Prague Travel Tips

Prague, capital of Czechoslovakia has a history of revolt. One of the largest cities of Czech Republic, the destination is liked by people with history as their main interest. Now, the destination has built its reputation as a Europe’s thriving business centre. It is significant to note that, against globalization, the largest protest has happened here. To reach this destination, several flights to Prague are available.

With rising competition in the aviation sector, many airlines offer discounted plane tickets to the visitors planning to visit this destination. Architecture experts love visiting places like Karluv Most, Matyasova Brana, Tancici dum, Zidovska radnice and many more. This is all the more reason to avail airline discount and visit this unique city. Before planning a trip to this city, it is better keeping few things in mind.

Tickets must be booked well in advance so as to avoid disappointments later. During peak season, it may be difficult to get tickets and rooms as per choice and itinerary. In hotels also, one may not get the choice of room like garden facing or swimming pool facing. Hence it is advisable to get bookings done well in advance.

One must find out about the best time to visit the city when planning a vacation there. With days that are overcast, gloomy and dark, winters here can be bone-chilling chilly and frozen. By 5 pm, the sun usually sets here. In the months of December and January, the average maximum temperature is 32 degree Fahrenheit. Frequently the mercury drops making the atmosphere chillier. From vacation point of view, spring and summer is considered to be the best time to visit as things improve to a considerable extent.  About 10 hours of sunshine in the month of July makes it possible for visitors to explore and enjoy the city. Hence, simply book cheap tickets to Prague and enjoy the destination in this historical city. During the autumn season, one can enjoy the riotous display of autumn foliage all over the city.

The countryside also offers scenic attractions that nature enthusiasts enjoy immensely. Intermittent showers bring a little excitement to the city. The city looks clean and fresh.

A number of business people frequent this city as it is also a prominent business centre. This is the reason, more and more cheap flights to Prague ply their services to this destination. Cheap flights have increased the number of visitors coming to the city.

With its rich history dating back to the Gothic period, the city offers a wide range of monuments, buildings and architectural splendors representative of that era. It came back to its unique erstwhile position of a rich city in no time, with so many revolts and attacks.

Though the city is quite peaceful and safe now, it is better taking care of one’s baggage and belongings. Keeping all these factors in mind, one can enjoy a memorable vacation in this wonderful city.

Travel tips to Fiji

Fiji is a beautiful island located in the south pacific, about 2000km’s North-East of New Zealand. The sub-tropical island is warm and temperate nearly all year round. It’s usually quite hot between November and April and it usually cools down between May and October. So if you are not a big fan of hot sticky climates then it’s best to visit there during the middle of the year.

To get into the country you are not required to obtain a visa if you are from any of the Commonwealth countries, USA, Japan or the EU if you plan to stay there for less than 30 days. You are required to have a passport that needs to be valid for at least six months after you plan to leave and you are required to purchase a return ticket before you go there.

Most of the Fijians speak English so you should be able to get by if you can speak the language yourself. As a tradition most of the locals are bilingual and can speak Fijian as well, and it is almost a dialect of Hindi and is in fact referred to as Fiji Hindi.

The food in Fiji is considered a multi-ethnic experience. There are influences from Japan, India, China, Australia and New Zealand. Although these influences do appear to be from the pacific, you can still find a few restaurants that offer the usual Italian, French and Mediterranean cuisine. Being an island their specialty dishes are mainly seafood and on any one of the regular hotels there you can experience a themed BBQ evening called a Magiti or a Fijian Feast. You can experience food being cooked in a Lovo. An underground oven that consists of heated rocks that are used to cook all the food that has been wrapped in banana leaves. The food gets buried and leaf to cook for several hours, to leave the meats succulent and tasty with a slightly smoky flavor. One can desire Fiji holiday packages all inclusive for pleased travel experience.

There are two main airports and you can catch direct flights from the US, Australia and New Zealand, and all the South East Asian countries. Everyone else would have to get a connecting flight there first before flying across to Fiji. They travel on the Left hand side of the road, so that might take some getting used to if you are from the states and certain parts of Europe.

The country uses the Fijian Dollar as its local currency; they don’t have any problems with health related issues and the locals are always friendly and helpful to visitors, so if you are looking or a tropical getaway then Fiji is the place to go.

Travel tips for Johannesburg

Johannesburg is the biggest city in the South African Province and if you are setting up a holiday to Johannesburg, it is well merit the time and money. You can also uncover cheap flights to Johannesburg while looking for tickets.

Johannesburg is the more affluent component in the heart of South Africa, also known as the economic centre. This is certainly one of the most energetic cities. The metropolis offers a massive choice in shopping opportunities; as well you will see the restaurant scene to be very busy, with the great vibe of the nightlife there. The cheap flights Johannesburg and the hotel accommodation are inexpensive and even the luxury hotels and resorts will surprise you on how little it is to pay for the cheap flights to Johannesburg.

Johannesburg is the principal city and economically unwavering centre in the country. The conurbation has more than four million people and budding fast. The indication of a country that is I the expansion of rapid development Johannesburg, Africa is without a doubt this is the number one city and considered to be the most important city in the country ad based on the gold mining industry, this city is referred as the ‘City Of Gold’.

Once you feel that you are stress-free and got into the hotel of your choice, you now get to be an ingredient of Johannesburg’s activities. There are abundant paintball companies. You will be suited in the shielding overalls and masks, before you start your shoot out in the African bush settings. This will give you the game more frame in the bushes and vivacious areas full of trees. You may prefer to take something in more relaxed if so, you should definitely check out the events and festivals that are offered in this fine-looking city. There is a live motoring theatre, with stunt driving and the live action is seen at the Johannesburg’s Dome. You can re-live the popular elements as well while visiting the live motor theatre.

Your expedition to Johannesburg will be one you will like, their decorum is the same as many other countries. The good wishes are by a handshake and more often than not only use first names as they do. It is customary if you are a female, for the African men to let the woman go first, while they hold the door for you. This mannerism is quite nice, and it will add to the enjoyment of your holiday, and visit to Johannesburg Africa.