November 26th, 2013 by cooldude
Everybody loves an adventure and what is more adventurous then undertaking a trekking trip. Trekking is a very thrilling and enjoyable thing to do. If you are planning a trekking trip and are confused as to which place to choose for your trip then this article will surely help you. In this article you will get to know about some of the popular trekking destinations of the world.
Nepal: This country is surely the paradise for those of you who love trekking. If you want to enjoy the enchanting sights of Himalayas then you can trek throughout the Langtang Valley. Other places through which you can trek in Nepal are Kathmandu, Khumbu, Mount Everest Base Camp etc.
Kokoda Trail: It is highly difficult to trek through this trail but then that is what makes this place so famous. Kokoda trail is magnificent with its jungles that are situated in Papua New Guinea.
Patagonia: In order to witness the true beauty of the wilderness of Patagonia located in Argentina and Chile you have to hike throughout the Tierra del Fuego and Torres del Paine.
Macchu Pichu: Being one of the wonders of the world, a hike through Macchu Pichu will perhaps be the most amazing trekking experience you will have in your life.
Ladakh Range: Situated in India, this range has extremely harsh and dry conditions but then the sights of sheep and yak is sure to make your trekking trip a memorable one.
Mount Kenya: Want to behold the sights of the African wildlife and craggy landscapes? If yes then do plan a trekking vacation to Mount Kenya.
Camino: Another arduous trekking destination which requires proper planning and fitness. However, you will love trekking through Camino.
Swiss Alps: If you love mountainous regions, snow capped peaks and glaciers then Swiss Alps should be your preferred trekking destination.
November 12th, 2013 by cooldude
We all love travelling. Some love travelling with family, some with friends and some alone. However, one thing is common between them. And that is they all need to follow a bunch of basic safety tips while travelling. Today we will be discussing about five of these basic travel safety tips. And you will read it if you are wise.
Research: Know your destination well before you visit. In this age of internet gather data is as simple as breathing. Gather as much information as you can about the place you are going to visit. Do some research on climate, health issues, natural disasters, political circumstances, crime type, and rate etc. Trust me the time that you will spend in planning and preparing your trip will never go in vein.
Other Research: Do some more research before you book a hotel. Read some reviews about the hotel. Know what people are saying about it, what is its standard, what are the safety measures that they take for their customers etc. It is very important for during those days of your vacation the hotel will be your base.
Protecting Documents: You need to plan up very carefully how to keep safe important documents. While travelling we carry a number of important documents like voter ID card, PAN card, Passport, Credit Card and Debit card etc. You can avoid carrying them with you. But while carrying them you also have the fear of snatching. Always place the documents in some secret pocket of your coat or shirt where snatchers can’t reach.
Do Not Carry Cash And Jewellery: You should not carry much cash and jewellery while you are travelling. Otherwise these may attract the snatchers risking your safety.
Smile: Always put a smile on your face. Remember you are in a new place and in the middle of all unknown people. If you are stuck anywhere they are the people whom you will need. So always be nice to people so that also can be nice to you.
These are just some basic points. Travelling safety is a huge topic which can only be learnt by travelling a lot.
November 10th, 2013 by cooldude
A trip to South Africa is an amazing one with its climatic conditions, major cities and a lot of tourist attractions it is one of the favorite holiday destination for people from across the globe. There are a few famous places which are a must visit ever you plan to make a trip to South Africa.
The major places to visit in South Africa are as follows:
Dungeons located on the Cape Peninsula is known world wide for the big wave surf sports. It hosts the red bull big wave competition. The swelling of the waters can reach up to a height of 15 to 30 feet. South Africa has one of the best and the most consistent wave in the country. The Elands Bay is located to the north of Cape Town. Its epic waves are the best in summer. The Victoria Bay has consistent waves that are the best for the surfers. Durban is obviously a city but it is a place where not even for a split second during the day, the waves are not working.
The Kruger National Park is one of the best tourist attractions in South Africa. It is also famous for its safari tours. Different kinds of safaris are provided for the different kinds of couples or families who visit this place. This park will let you see the Big Five i.e. rhinoceros, lions, elephants, buffalo, and leopards. The Addo National Park is another tourist spot which allows you to have a close view of the African Elephants.
The major waterfalls include the Bridal Veil Falls, The Berlin Falls, the Horseshoe Falls, and the high Lisbon Falls with a stupendous height of 92 meter. The other scenic beauties can be found in Drakensberg Mountains and Kwa Zulu Natal. The Johannesburg is the most modern city and is the place where gold was discovered
October 22nd, 2013 by cooldude
An all round experience of both land and sea can be attained if you plan to go for a cruise holiday. Though there are many ways to enjoy your vacation with friends and relatives but the ultimate way to elope from your house and get lost in the places where you had never been can only be experienced by planning a cruise holiday. The best part of cruise holidays is that you don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars for the flight ticket and most importantly you can be assured to have an opportunity to taste the mouth watering delicacies of the world. Due to increase in the scope of checking out the fascinating wildlife like the seabirds, the seals and the whales including the heart whelming landscapes have made Antarctica one of the best cruise holiday destinations of the world. You can surely get confused to choose between so many options in Antarctica, a list is made below for your convenience—
Historic huts and a huge number of wildlife can be experienced through the heart Antarctica if you follow the footsteps of Scott and Shackleton.
The various islands and waters of Antarctica can be cruised to come across a wide variety of sea birds. Comicals and attractive Penguins are also very popular in these areas.
The destinations in Antarctica like the Beagle channel, The Drake Passage and The Antarctic Peninsula including the South Shetland Islands can also offer you a very classy cruise experience.
The wildness of Antarctica can be deeply experienced if you visit the Sub-Antarctic Islands and explore islands like Falkland Islands and South Georgia.
Very regularly, expedition cruises are arranged in Antarctica for those who love adventures. Some exhilarating activities are also offered in these expedition cruises like mountain climbing, kayaking, camping, cross country skiing etc which is perfect for a daring and adventurous heart.
Each and every traveler will surely find something or the other interesting if they take up a cruise holiday to Antarctica.
October 8th, 2013 by cooldude
Weddings are planned in very luxurious ways these days. Few of the couples will want their weddings to be a simple affair. But majority of them want a lavish wedding ceremony. Most of the weddings take place in exotic locations situated in different countries. There are many travel destinations that have been transformed into wedding destinations so that couples can arrange for their wedding ceremonies in these beautiful locations. This article will highlight a few of the wedding destinations that are famous worldwide.
Bali: Island wedding is something that is worth looking forward to. Bali is the perfect place where you can plan your island wedding. The tropical setting in and around the island is ideal for wedding ceremonies. You can make arrangements for your wedding very conveniently in Bali as there are event managers to help you to do so.
Greece: If you want to have your wedding in a very romantic setting then Greece is the apt wedding destination as the places in Greece are mesmerizingly beautiful and enchanting.
Mexico: This wedding destination has gorgeous beaches and the people over here are warm and welcoming. Reaching Mexico is also quite quick and easy.
Caribbean Islands: Another island wedding destination that is surrounded with breathtaking scenery and romantic ambience is Caribbean Islands.
Europe: Europe is the only continent that consists of the most number of romantic wedding locations. Hundreds of couples travel to the different cities of Europe every year to organize and have their wedding ceremonies in those cities. Italy, Cyprus, France, Turkey, England etc are most well-known wedding destinations situated in Europe.
Hawaii: This is perhaps the most exotic wedding location. Maui, Waikiki, Kauai, Lanai, Pukalani Falls and so on are some of the appreciated and loved wedding destinations in Hawaii.
Select any of these locations for your wedding and enjoy your wedding day to the fullest.
October 6th, 2013 by cooldude
There is a common misconception that is prevalent among most of the people that love to travel. This misconception is that you need loads and loads of money when you plan to travel to new and exciting places. It is obvious that you require huge amounts of money while traveling to certain places but that does not mean that all tourist destinations around the world are expensive. If you want to plan out a trip by spending the least amount of money then this article will certainly help you. It put forwards a list of 5 holiday destinations that are extremely cheap and affordable by anyone.
Japan: Compared to the other well-known holiday destinations situated around the world, Japan is the perfect option for those of you who want to plan out a budget-friendly trip. Accommodation facilities in Japan are cheap and easily available. Tokyo is the place where you can enjoy the most without spending loads of money.
Northeastern USA: All the cities situated in the northeast part of USA are worth visiting and are extremely cheap. Some of the cities that you must visit in northeastern USA are New York, Boston, Toronto, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Washington DC etc. Traveling around these cities is made convenient and economical due to the existence of reasonable bus services.
Portugal: You must visit Porto- the beautiful town in Portugal. In this town you will find affordable accommodation facilities and moving around the town is also cheap due to the tram and ferry boat services.
Greece: The traveling costs and other expenses in this country are highly inexpensive. You will surely not regret visiting Greece to enjoy your budget-friendly vacation.
Vietnam: You can explore the mesmerizing sights in Vietnam at very economical prices. You can use moto-taxis and buses to move around the country. Hotels, guest houses and apartments in Vietnam are also very cheap.
September 11th, 2013 by cooldude
Those tourists who want to explore history, enjoy a good social life, sun bathe or relax during the break from their professional lives must visit Malta. Over the years, Malta has become a popular tourist destination in Europe. The reason behind this increased popularity is its rich culture and history, extraordinary weather and the helpful and charming people of Malta.
A Malta holiday will not be successful if you do not spend your time relaxing and sunbathing in the beautiful sandy beaches of Malta. One beach that is extremely well-known among the tourists is the Mellieha Bay. The water in this beach is calm and shallow. Thus you can have a swim in the serene blue water. There are beach bars, cafes and kiosks which are present in and around Mellieha Bay as well.
You can visit the Mediterranean Marine Park to witness the gorgeousness of dolphins. Also attend the parrot shows and sea lion shows organized in the park. The Splash and Fun Water Park is an ideal family location which has waterfalls, family slides, splash pool, wave pool (largest in Europe) etc.
Cruise the waters of the Mediterranean to visit places such as Blue Lagoon, Sicily and so on. If you visit Malta and do not undertake a cruise trip then the vacation will not be worth it. Incase your kids are there with you in Malta then you must take them to the Popeye Village situated in Anchor Bay. Your kids are thoroughly going to enjoy in this fun and enjoyable park.
In order to get to witness the ancient Maltese way of life you should visit the Megalithic Temples. Hal Saflieni Hypogeum (Paola) is another historical place in Malta which you must visit. You can take a bike ride to explore the countryside in Malta.
Hope you have a memorable holiday experience whenever you visit Malta.
August 22nd, 2013 by cooldude
Rome is one of the oldest and historically most significant cities in Italy. It is also sometimes referred to as the living museum of the world. This is because the monuments, buildings and structures, which were build several years ago have still been well maintained even, till this date. Rome has a magical essence of its own. The winding streets, the cafes, the pleasant weather, and of course its rich history will keep you engaged and mesmerized throughout your trip in this grand city. Being the capital of Italy, it’s always buzzing with, tourists, all throughout the year.
More than 2500 years old, Rome is a city, which still manages to stay alive in the past and the present at the same time. If you are in Rome, there are a few distinctly places which you must never give a miss.
Firstly, book a bus tour, which can take you to the most significant tourist spots- the Colosseum and the Trevi fountain. These two are close to each other so you can be done by the afternoon if you start in the morning. You’ll find many church groups singing in chorus at the Colosseum. To go inside the Colosseum, you will need to book tickets in advance so make sure that you check the timings as well.
After that, move on to visit the Trevi Fountain. You would need two coins for this in order to make a wish. It is said that the first wish should always be to come back to Rome and the second one can be a personal one. Turn back, make your wish and throw the coins into the fountain. While getting back, make sure to enjoy the lovely Italian gelato from the roadside cafes. You can also grab a bite of a cheesy Italian pizza while you’re at it. On the way, you can make a stop at the ancient Palace of Caesar. It’s in ruins but you can still visit it. It’s good if you get a tour guide for this.
Finally, you can take a whole day off and go on the “on-foot” tour to the Vatican. Visit the Sistine Chapel, the St. Peter’s Square, the basilica and the Apostolic Palace.
The food, the places and the city of Rome itself will be etched on your mind forever.
June 28th, 2013 by cooldude
If you are planning a holiday in Egypt with your family then it will really be great if you plan a cruise holiday on the Nile. Cruising down the longest river in the world is an amazing experience in itself and when you have your family to share this experience with; it becomes all the more special.
There are many such cruises available and you can book one of them. One of the most popular Nile cruises starts from Aswan and goes down to the Luxor. Aswan is where the renowned Old Cataract Hotel is situated, the very hotel that inspired ‘Death on the Nile’ by Agatha Christie. While cruising down, you can enjoy your afternoon tea on the balcony of the hotel; standing at the balcony and watching the Nile will definitely be one of the best experiences of your life. When the cruise is docked in Aswan, you can also visit Temple of Philae.
June 16th, 2013 by cooldude
If you are planning to go on a holiday with your friends or with your family, then London is a very good place that will suit all your requirements. There are many places of tourist interest in London. Your London sightseeing will once you land at the Heathrow. So, it is very essential that you plan the whole trip to London properly prior to your visit.
Of the many places in London, one of the most famous is the Madame Tussaud’s museum. You will get to see the wax models of many renowned persons of the world. Once you have visited the Madame Tussaud’s, it is now time for you to witness the change of guards at the Buckingham Palace which is a very beautiful sight indeed. There are some specific days on which the change of guards does not occur, so while planning keep that in mind.
You should also see the Tower Bridge of London, Picaadilly Square, Trafalgare Square, Hyde Park, Westminster abbey, etc. Another greatest attraction of London is the famous London Eye. You should take a ride in the London Eye to have a heavenly of the whole city.
If you want to enjoy some good time with your closed ones, then taking boat ride on the river Thames can be a good thing for you.