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Category Archives: Travel

Save Money On Last Minute Travel

Look for Pocket-friendly Accommodation

When you are making last minute reservations, it’s difficult to find luxurious hotels, especially if you are travelling during the holiday season. However, you don’t need a very good hotel if you are going to spend most of your time outdoors. Just a good bed and a clean room should suffice, right? So, if you want to save some extra bucks, just check out some youth hostels and budget hotels, which generally have enough vacant rooms to accommodate you.

Pack Your Essentials with You

When you are on a tight budget, it’s better to carry your personal essential items with you so that you don’t have to spend money on your trip. Things like travel packs of toothpaste, soap, and other toiletries can easily be packed into your luggage. This way, you will be able save a lot of money that you might have otherwise spend on them. You should also pack in the right clothes, which are suitable for the weather of the place you are travelling to.

Be A Good Tourist On 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.

Wild Atlantic Way

Kinsale

A colourful village that worthy to spend a couple hours walking through the small side roads & alleys. Being located on the coast offers fresh fish to be had, check out Fishy Fishy restaurant or their takeaway.

Nearby is the Charles Fort which you could walk the coastal trail from Kinsale to the fort via Scilly Walk, a 6km round trip. The Charles Fort is a 17th century military based with a star-shaped fort on the water’s edge.

Mizen Head

The most Southerly point of Ireland looking out to the Atlantic seascape with an iconic Mizen footbridge which you can cross. Great clifftop scenery.

Ring of Kerry

The Ring of Kerry is a 179km loop in the southwest of County Kerry, a popular route for visitors to take by a tourist bus or their own car. Commonly driven counter-clockwise to avoid being stuck behind a coach – an important note to take as you would want to see the beautiful views.

Skellig Ring & Islands

A detour off the Ring of Kerry drive, an 18km route taking in the views of the famous Skellig Michael islands which has recently been featured in Star Wars films. Do visit Valentia Island for 360 viewpoints from Geokaun Mountains.

Kylemore Abbey

Kylemore Abbey & Walled Garden is located on a beautiful castle grounds with a picturesque entrance. Located in County Galway in the Connemara National Park.

Sky Road

A small route with large scenic views, this is an 11km sky road touring route starting from Clifden in Connemara region. Follow the signs for Sky Road to enjoy fantastic views of the coastline, old coast guard, bays and more.

Start Travel Journal

Start Travelling ASAP

In order to be able to maintain a travel journal, you will first have to start travelling. Pick up a destination and go there. If you have a busy life, dedicate a certain period of the year to your travels. If you don’t have money, you can save up and plan a trip on a budget. For instance, you can easily book cheap flights well in advance so that you save both money and time.

Earn Experiences

There’s a reason why most people these days want to be travellers and not tourists. It’s because tourists go around a place, sightseeing the important monuments or historical landmarks. On the other hand, travellers explore the local culture and lifestyle of the people living there. So, while you are travelling, remember to not just see the important places but to also get a glimpse into the life and culture of the local people. This will instantly add a lot of value to your travel journal.

Eat a Variety of Delicious Dishes

One of the best things about travelling is that you will be able to try a variety of local dishes, that might not be available in your hometown. Try out local eateries and small places that make and sell authentic dishes. Before starting your journey, you can even do a little research about your destination to know about the best restaurants there.

Basics of Solo Travelling

Everyone chooses to travel for their own reasons; some want a break from the daily rut, others who wish to tick off a place from their bucket list and some who just wish to experience a different view. Then there are those who like to travel alone, in other word the solo traveler. There are those who really enjoy the thrill of taking a journey only if they have no companion with them. It might sound odd or risqué to some but there is nothing more adventurous than exploring new places all on your own. There is something intensely personal about being a solo traveler, you can choose to go wherever you want, make and alter your itinerary at will and it is up to you to decide how long you wish to stay at a particular place. You can travel at your own pace and can connect to new people or just stay to yourself if you wish to alone. Though of course one can’t just pack their bags and head off to any location that they choose to, solo travelling has some perquisites that every traveler must keep in mind.

Decide Upon Your Destination: It is extremely important to have detailed knowledge of the place that you choose to solo travel through. Safety is a primary concern specially if you are a woman and then you must know about the basic culture and traditions of that place. Rubbing locals the wrong way can be bad as you would rely on their hospitality a lot if you are travelling alone. Another plus would be learning basic phrases that are used in that place as that can be useful to communicate. All in all choose a place which is safe, comfortable and has amiable locals.

Budget: Money is an important requirement of every journey. You would not want to take a trip that exceeds your budget and has you in a fix later on. It is important to save money and prepare a budget and choose a place that fits your requirement. Keep in mind other expenses such as accommodation and food too.

Adventurous Motorcycle Tour

In fact, motorbikes these days are gaining a soaring popularity, especially among the youngsters. In the present scenario, motorcycles are seen all over the place and there are different kinds of motorcycles that can offer you a thrilling and memorable expedition. It is a single tracked two-wheeler, which is supported by an engine. The type of bike you want to go for depends on the task for which they are being used such as for long distance travel, sport, and racing or for off-road traveling conditions.

What Makes You Decide To Go for a Motorbike Tour?

Riding is a fun activity and there are many motorcycle tours that are being organized. It has become a big thing in today’s world since a majority of people like to travel on a motorbike and especially among them is bike lovers. The thrill and fantastic view that comes up with a riding tour are one of the most elating experiences that you can get in your life.

But, before this go through some of the salient features that prompt you to opt for a tour on a motorcycle:

  • Easy To move: Traveling on a bike is much easy and convenient in comparison to a car. It is very useful especially in areas that are hugely congested. Moreover, with a bike you can have the ultimate riding experience with a scenic view.
  • Fuel Efficiency: Bikes have the potential to let you reach your destination as quickly as possible guaranteeing you with tangible fuel efficiency.
  • High speed & power: – If you are a rider and have a passion for remarkable speed, then a bike designed with a powerful engine and large capacities is considered ideal for you.

So, keep these points in mind and get ready for your next road trip.

Tools to keep while going for a Motorbike Tour

Riding a motorcycle is a lot of fun, but along with this, it is quite risky if proper precautions and accessories are not carried along. So be careful and carry along some of the best motorcycle adventure tools. Some of the necessary ones are:

  • Helmet: If you have the passion for riding on the open road, you certainly need adequate head protection that will protect your head in the event of an accident. There is a variety of helmets available. Buy the one that suits you the most.
  • Motorcycle Saddlebags: These saddlebags look great and fit on most motorcycles. Moreover, it is one of the most convenient ways to carry necessary equipment whilst riding.
  • Gloves: You are recommended to wear gloves while riding as this will protect your hands from any kind of dust or debris that can come on your way.

Plan Hunting Safari to South Africa

There are no automatic rifles allowed for hunting in South Africa as well as no weapon using a rim fire.22 or smaller caliber ammunition. No air guns are permitted for hunting with shotguns except in the case of birds. The minimum legal caliber to hunt South African dangerous game is 375, you are also allowed in most cases of big (dangerous) game you are to use other calibers that are larger. Always remember to in all instances to always make use of premium grade ammunition.

When it comes to permits the owners of the farm obtain permits to cover hunting on their property. There are spices that are listed as threatened or protected and permits are obtainable accordingly. The rules for hunting these animals apply to the listed species under the Biodiversity Act of 2004 and they are categorized accordingly.

Endangered: Tsessebe, Black Rhinoceros, Mountain Zebra, African wild dog, Oribi

Vulnerable: Cheetah, Samango monkey, Bontebok, Roan antelope, Suni, Leopard, Blue duiker

Protected: White Rhinoceros, Black Wildebeest, Spotted Hyaena, Black-footed cat, Brown Hyaena, Serval, Elephant, Sharpe’s grysbok, Reedbuck, Cape fox.

Hunting on the southern tip of Africa has always, just in the rest of the world been very popular, maybe even a little bit more. The vast difference in climates as well as the great diversity of spices that are on offer allow for year around hunting. But more so the beautiful landscapes that the hunting is done on make it a worthwhile experience even if that trophy you seek escapes your grasp.

Family Summer Getaways

Travel Documents. If you plan to travel here in the Philippines, make sure you bring your valid IDs for documentation of possible verification. If you will be travelling outside the country, then passports, visa must come in handy.

Funds. Importantly, you must bring cash and/or your credit cards for all the payments. However, you must be cautious enough not to bring too much cash at hand as we know robbers may be eyeing on you. So basically, practice being safe at all times specially when withdrawing at ATMs. Better yet, keep a note in your mobile phone or a little notebook where you write down your budget and possible expenses so you would be able to track down in/outs of your money and keep the whole vacation on budget.

Medicines, medical tools and first aid kit. If you or any of your family member have an existing medical condition, make sure to always bring enough and a little extra of the maintenance medicines. You may not be able to find an immediate pharmacy on the place you will going and you may need prescription as well, so keep that with the medicine kit. You can place this in a pouch or a small bag that you can bring with you at all times while travelling. This goes with your first aid kit. At least, make sure that the first aid kit contains medicines for common illness like headache, stomach pain, loose bowel movement, anti-allergy as well as band aids, betadine iodine, alcohol, cotton swabs and a nail cutter. You will need to bring also blood pressure monitor and blood sugar monitor in case you have diabetic loved ones.

When travelling with kids or babies, this will be a different story. You will pack another set of essentials just for them. Clothes, diapers, wipes, feeding bottles, sterilizer, just no name a few. So keep that in the list too!

When you will be commuting for the travel, make sure you have all commute stops planned. If you will need to be travelling by plane, you must be making the booking ahead of time. While, when you travel by land, make sure you will know the bus stops, etc. And when you will be driving, Google maps and GPS will be your best friend. Plan and make your research ahead of time. And when you are driving, make sure that your motor vehicle is at its best condition with enough fuel, air and water.

Accommodation at destination. Make sure you have booked ahead for resorts and hotels as they might not entertain you via walk in. Sometimes, you can save time and money by booking or making your reservations online.

Clothes, swim wears. Make sure you bring enough appropriate clothes. To save some space in your bags though, consider bringing lightweight clothes and learn how to pack smartly.

Gadgets, camera. What would capture your memorable summer but bringing in your mobile phones for your selfies! Bring in your digital cameras or action cameras too! Keep your gadgets in waterproof pouches in case you want to bring them while swimming.

Padlocks. For security reasons, make sure your bags have padlocks. Make sure you attend to you belongings as just about any establishment have no responsibility on your belongings in case of loss.

Snacks, water. Due to the hot season, we tend to be dehydrated. So make sure to pack some snacks and water while travelling to fill up that energy.

Availing Taxi Services

• Easy hiring- Unlike the earlier times, one does not have to wait for a long time to hire a taxi waving their arms. Much to the misfortune they were later found to be already taken. Now, it has become much simple and easy. The service providers have made use of the technology to launch their apps, through which a person can check the availability of the taxis nearby, connect to the drivers, and make quick bookings. The customers can also place a call to the customer care numbers to make sure that the bookings are done and the cab reaches them right on time.

• In emergency- In times when your car breaks down you can hire a taxi to reach you to the destination. Even when you know that your car will come after a few days you can take the help of the taxi service by booking one well in advance. If you are going out for grocery shopping you can get a cab that has a sizable trunk to fit in your shopping items.

• Better than a bus- Of course traveling by a bus is a lot affordable, but do you have any idea when you will be reaching to your destination? Buses take relatively longer time because it has to give a halt at every bus stop. The speed of the bus is also quite slow. Another aspect is that the bus will not drop you where you want to go and you still might have to walk after you get off a bus. If you are in a taxi you won’t have to face such things. The taxi will drop you right at your destination and without losing much of your precious time.

Connect With Locals On Next Trip

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 understand how people of that place think or live their lives. Or, you might meet someone who might give you a few insights into their culture and lives. Also, when you use the public transportation, you will become a part of their everyday lives.

Have a Local Meal

When you are travelling to a new place, don’t go to an international chain of restaurants to have a meal. Instead, opt for a local eatery. Maybe, you can take a meal at shack on the beach or a small cafe on the hilltop. This way, you will be able to taste local delicacies. You can even enquire about the recipes so that you can recreate them once you are back home.