The world has many must-see locations that you should absolutely visit as soon as possible. However, there’s only so much tourism that one can handle until it starts to get boring. Whether it’s the constant queues to see something popular or the huge crowds of tourists ruining your experience, there’s also an argument to be made to actively avoid any of these expensive and crowded locations and instead, explore the less travelled path.
It’s actually one of the best ways to save money when exploring the world, and in this article, we’re going to show you a couple more travel hacks that you can utilize to save money when you’re travelling around the world. Read more
It is always said that live your life when you are still young and still have time. Some of the best things in life can be experienced only when you are young. One such thing is traveling. We have here got you a bucket list of places which you should explore while you are still young. Each of these places has a unique experience to offer you and these memories will stay with you forever. You also don’t have to think twice about the cost of traveling. With Jet Airways coupons, you can experience best at the lowest price. Take a look at the 15 places in India which are worth visiting while you are still young. Read more
If you’re tired of the same trips to the same parts of the world year after year (perhaps you don’t even venture abroad) then you really need to broaden your horizons. You should be traveling to gain an experience and not simply to see a popular sight. It’s not that seeing iconic landmarks isn’t rewarding, but jetting across the world just to get a good picture for your Instagram feed is a waste of your money and a waste of what could be a potentially enlightening trip if you looked beyond your screen.
The goal of traveling should be to visit destinations in which you earn the chance to learn. We’re not talking about a dull school lesson here. We’re talking about seeing a landscape which blows your mind and makes you think more deeply about the importance of mother nature. We’re talking about seeing a culture that’s completely opposite to your own. We’re talking, most importantly, about really seeing the world. Traveling is a luxury, so don’t waste it. Here are some of the best places in the world to visit if you want to learn something new.Read more
There are several ways to visit more than one destination in one vacation; road trips, buses, and trains are quite popular because you get to see more of the country and get a break from flying. However, if you want to enjoy your vacation while you’re on route to your next destination, the only way to travel is by boat. A cruise vacation is a great value for money; your ticket pays for your accommodation, dining, entertainment, and the travel itself. Not to mention, with 1800 ports of call, a cruise can take you pretty much anywhere. The key is to find the right destination.
Plan your own trip
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There are a wide variety of cruise ships out there, and most of them visit amazing places. However, if you know exactly where you want to go, and want to set your own schedule, you could rent or buy your own boat and get there yourself. If you’re planning on visiting a lot of coasts in the next few years, you could get help from boatfinancing.co to pay it off. Alternatively, you could get some friends together and split the cost of hiring a chartered boat for the duration of your travels – just make sure these are people with whom you’d be happy to spend a lot of time. Boats can get crowded pretty fast. But if you’re charting the course, you have full control over where you go, and how long you stay there.
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Truth be told, every Italian city has something to offer in terms of culture, history, food, and stunning architecture, that it’s difficult to choose where you want to visit. With a cruise, you won’t have to choose. You can choose a cruise that travels exclusively around Italy’s coastline, or ventures out to other Mediterranean countries if you’re feeling a bit adventurous.
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Whether you love seeing some wildlife during your vacation, or you’re just as fascinated as Charles Darwin about the origin of the species, the Galapagos is one of the few places where you can get up close with some of the rarest animals in the world. Some of them aren’t even afraid of humans, so you can get closer than anywhere else. A cruise to the Galapagos focuses on the ecosystem that sustains the wildlife and will offer snorkeling and daily hikes for everyone to have several close encounters with animals. Marine iguanas, land iguanas, sea lions, and giant tortoises are just a few of the many animals you might encounter during your cruise.
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It’s tough to find someone who hasn’t had at least one fantasy about sailing to all the Caribbean Islands, enjoying the clear blue waters, white sandy beaches, and working on their tan; it’s a cliche for a reason. Every single cruise line travels to the U.S. and British Virgin Islands, St. Maarten/St. Martin, Turks & Caicos and the Bahamas, so you might come to believe that paradise goes on forever. Check out cruisecritic.co.uk for all your options.
For those interested in biology and the natural world, the idea of taking a trip to follow their favourite creatures is a dream come true. This sort of vacation gives you the chance to study the animals close to your heart in a way that you’d never experience elsewhere. Of course, though, it’s not always that easy. To start, you have to choose the sort of animal you’re going to chase. To help you with this, this post will be going through some of the world’s unique and interesting birds, to give you some inspiration.
Diving birds are some of the best to watch in action. Being forced to make precise and accurate flight movements, along with performing high-speed dives, this sort of creature will leave most people stunned. The Blue-Footed Booby bird is a great example of an animal like this. Making its home in the Galapagos Islands, its blue feet and interesting appearance is well worth the trip. Along with this bird, these islands have loads of diverse wildlife of other varieties. So, you’d also get the chance to see some other animals in action.
For some people, the best bird experience will come from seeing something you simply can’t see anywhere else. When it comes to prehistoric looks and behaviour, the mighty Shoebill is one of the top contenders. You won’t find a bird like this anywhere else, with its huge beak and dinosaur-like appearance. Making its home in Australia, most people will be more than happy to take a trip to see this bird. Of course, though, you have to be careful; Shoebills are not known for being friendly.
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Talking about angry Australian birds, the next item on this list is the stuff of nightmares for a lot of people. Cassowaries are similar to Emus but are much smaller in size. What they lack in stature they make up for in spirit, though, being happy to launch an attack on almost anyone crossing their path. These birds make their home in some of the most beautiful and ecologically diverse places in the world. So, your visit will also yield opportunities to see other animals and plants, too.
Birds Of Paradise
Some people won’t want big or aggressive birds, instead of looking for an option more aimed at beauty than intimidation. In this case, you needn’t look any further than Birds of Paradise. A lot of small birds fit into this category, mostly surrounding Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Eastern Australia. These small birds all have unique mating rituals and habits, making them the subject of a lot of research into evolution. This sort of animal is very easy to find, and a lot of areas have very high populations of them.
Hopefully, this post will inspire you to start thinking about a trip based on nature. A lot of people ignore this sort of idea for their vacations. But, if you like animals and plants, this sort of adventure could be the best you ever take. Just remember; this sort of trip isn’t for those looking to relax.
When you’re a busy professional, especially one with young kids. It seems like packing and getting away on a holiday is a virtual impossibility. In the gig economy, many people are turning to self-employment in reaction to a brutal and capricious job market. While the spirit of entrepreneurship is always something to be celebrated. It is a harsh reality that every day spent out of work is a day spent losing money. For those looking to get away, a weekend break in a culturally rich or romantic city is often a great compromise. Booking a cheap flight to Paris, Venice or Berlin and a reasonably priced hotel can be a perfect opportunity for a young professional, but with so much to do and so little time (not to mention the limited luggage allowance), it can be difficult to know what to pack.
It was early Monday morning on the 4th of September when we received the news of an expectant Hurricane Irma coming towards our country Sint Maarten. The government did not yet call a state of emergency and I still had plans of going to class that said day. After contemplating about the weather, I was wondering if I should go to class for that day or just stay home and prepare for the hurricane ahead. Lucky enough I received an email from the school board saying all classes will be canceled and we all should be preparing for the hurricane.
A curfew was also in place for the following day on Tuesday. Everyone was given time to prepare for the natural disaster ahead. Hearing the news, I quickly updated my WhatsApp 24hr status and notified my friends.
Preparing for Hurricane Irma
In preparation for Hurricane Irma, I went to the grocery store to pick up a few snacks, tin food etc., I returned home to complete my laundry just to ensure that I have all clean clothes and towels. After filling the water tanks and recharging all electronic devices I placed all important documents in a ziplock double seal bags and store them in a dry place. Then I removed all my makeup from my vanity and placed them in my caboodle, airtight containers and huge garbage bags. I also placed my blogging materials in huge garbage bags and store them away in a closet.
At this moment, I began to get frustrated. This was my very first Hurricane experience. I started to think I was overreacting but as they say, prevention is better than cure.
During my preparation of Hurricane Irma I had 2 things in mind:
Always prepare for the worse
Hurricane Irma will not pass through and leave me naked (without my belongings). Even though these things are replaceable I rather know that I had tried saving them rather than not doing anything at all.
Waiting on Hurricane Irma
Approximately 9 pm on Tuesday night on the 5th of September videos started to circulate throughout Facebook and WhatsApp showing the sea level rising. It was making its way past the Boardwalk unto the main road (keep in mind that the hurricane did not cover our island yet).
There was an estimated time of Hurricane Irma passing and the curfew was still in place. The environment was feeling warm and inside the house became extremely hot. While waiting up I became drowsy and fell asleep.
Waking up to the Natural Disaster
When I woke up it was minutes after 4 I could hear the sound of the wind whistling. I thought I was in a dream. I did not panic but immediately grabbed my phone and checked my WhatsApp messages. With tons of notifications, I was getting updates from my friends near and far wondering how the Hurricane was behaving. I replied to the several messages just before we had a power outage and lost connection to the internet. With shouts of praises, I was giving God thanks that I get to send replies to my friends updating them on the current state of Hurricane Irma since we had lost electricity for 1 week and 3 days. Messages that I received claimed that roofs have flown off houses this is when I became more alert.
Damage to Cost-U-Less roof due to passing of Hurricane Irma
Watching Out Our Windows
During the passing of Hurricane Irma I could hear the loud sound of the wind moving objects at 185 mph. At this present moment, I was walking from door to door checking to see that everything is still intact. At one point, I thought the door was gonna blow in and the house might flood. Hurricane Irma passed during the early morning so I could see clearly what was happening outside. A lot of trees was down, the entire place was a mess and I was terrified. I prayed for it to stop!
What was left of Texaco Gas Station after Hurricane Irma
The After Effect of Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Irma passed through our beloved country of St. Maarten and left numerous of people homeless. Many with roof and windows destroyed, cars damaged, gas station pumps torn down to pieces, supermarkets and other places destroyed, debris blocked the drainage and streets. My home and my makeup withstand Hurricane Irma. Although I had a bit of mopping to do from water that came in. I felt relief as the storm had stop and my makeup was securely stored in a dry area
Car flipped to the side and pinned to the wall due to Hurricane Irma
With this natural disaster, we did not experience any flooding in the area that I live. It was pure heavy wind with light-medium showers of rain. The wind was strong! Strong enough to move a 40 ft. container, flip cars to the side and move boats away from the sea.
I am blessed to be alive and I am happy that I live to experience this moment in my adulthood. Even though it is dangerous and considered to be natural; there was nothing that we could have done to prevent Hurricane Irma. I pray for the families that have been affected and that our country Sint Maarten will rebuild better and stronger than it was before.
How was your experience with Hurricane Irma? How do you prepare for a hurricane?
It can be hard when you’re choosing the best hotel for your next trip or vacation. With so many options available, and loads of different types of place to choose from, it can be hard to know which is the one for you. Of course, over time, you will get better at choosing this sort of thing for yourself. But, for now, while it’s still hard, this post is here to help you out. It will be going through some of the best ways to ensure that you get the best hotel for your money, while also getting one which meets all of your needs.
The US is full of great cities, but only a few of them get the attention they really deserve. Sure, New York City and Los Angeles are among the world’s greatest cities, but that doesn’t mean they should get all the limelight. It’s time to look at some of the cities that are still underrated and underappreciated. They could provide you with your next destination when you’re looking for a fresh city break, so read on to find out more.
Right next to the Missouri River, you’ll find the city of Omaha. It’s a small, quaint city that can often feel lost in time. But this is what makes it so interesting and such a nice place to visit. It has cobbled streets, old museums and period features that will captivate you endlessly. It’s a city that’s in touch with its own history, so you should be able to learn a lot about how it was founded while you’re there too. For people interested in the history of the country, that’s a good reason to visit Omaha.
The picturesque mountains surrounding Albuquerque are simply stunning. It’s what makes this New Mexico city such a unique place. But aside from that backdrop, the city of Albuquerque has plenty to offer people who are visiting for the first time. It has dozens of fantastic cultural delights, fantastic galleries and up to date restaurants. And you’re never far from natural areas where you can go exploring or do outdoor activities.
Madison, Wisconsin is certainly one of the most beautiful and livable cities in all of America. It has fantastic facilities, and the landscape surrounding the city is stunning. There are three different lakes surrounding it, and these are perfect for sailing and water sports during the summer months. And during the winter, these lakes turn into ideal places for ice skating. It’s a magical city that you should definitely visit.
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There is a distinct local identity at work in St. Louis, and it can be a real pleasure to come and discover it. As well as all the local specificities that make the place stand out from other locations and cities in the Midwest, the place has a thriving city atmosphere too. The nightlife is really good, and there are plenty of acclaimed restaurants and eateries, such as Lona’s Little Eats. There is plenty to do and see, so don’t skip past St. Louis.
Missoula is located in Montana, one of the country’s best states for natural wonders. It’s incredible to find this city right in the middle of such a state. But it’s urban and vibrant, and not what many people expect in a state like Montana. That’s one of the reasons why it’s so underappreciated. It’s a youthful city, and more people are discovering it each year, so make sure you check it out as soon as you possibly can.
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There are so many great US cities that tend to fly under the radar and not get too much attention. If you’re looking for a new city to visit, definitely consider the options highlighted above.