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Singapore lies South-East of Asia, at the tip of the Malay Peninsula. It is a beautiful city that is also known as the Garden City, the Lion City, and the Red Dot. With its Marina Bay Sands, the Esplanade, and the Merlion, Singapore is known for its world-famous attractions. The towering skyscrapers make the city one of the most popular destinations for tourists. Here are some Singapore travel tips that will make it easy for you to tour around the city.

1. Universal Studios Singapore

Don't miss visiting Universal Studios, which is a theme park within the Sentosa Island. Some of the activities to enjoy here are 24 rides, attractions, and shows in seven zones. As you Ride the Movies on roller coasters, you will get a feeling of a thrilling world.

The world of entertainment brings the silver screen to life, helping you immerse yourself in seven zones including Hollywood, New York, Madagascar, Ancient Egypt, Lost World, Far Far Away and Sci-Fi City. Universal Studios is popular for the 4D Shrek fairy-tale of the Duloc and its quipster dwellers. In the movie and film studios, you will enjoy blockbuster films like DreamWorks, Giant Journey, Battlestar Galactica, and Tweaker Bell.

Beyond the movies, you will have an opportunity to enjoy the spectacular fireworks displays during the holidays and on weekends, street entertainment as well as shows from award-winning performers.

2. Sentosa Island

Sentosa Island is very popular as a tourist destination. It receives over twenty million visitors every year. You will enjoy taking a walk along the 1.5 mile-long sheltered beach, playing some golf at the golf course, visiting the Merlion, the Resorts, and the theme park.

Sentosa is a word that translates as peace and tranquility, just what you are bound to get while visiting here. If you are looking for a thrilling adventure or a relaxed atmosphere, Sentosa is the place to go. While in Sentosa you can visit the following attractions for even more adventure:

  • Skyline Luge Sentosa

It is a fun-filled adventure activity suitable for riders of all ages and experience levels making it ideal for the entire family. (A luge is a light toboggan for one or two people, ridden in a sitting or supine position and it is a unique wheeled-gravity ride that gives riders full control over their descent on purpose-built tracks.) The Skyline Luge provides an outdoor experience on the Dragon and Jungle trails during the day and at night. From various points you will also enjoy the spectacular view of the Singapore coastline and Sentosa Island.

  • Singapore Merlion

Singapore Merlion is the iconic Merlion which is often used as a symbol of Singapore. It is a mythical creature that is half fish, and half lion. It is symbolic in nature to Singaporeans and is used to represent the city and her people in sports teams, branding tourism, and advertising.

  • Sentosa Express

Enjoy a ride on the monorail line that connects Sentosa Island to the Sentosa Mainland. It makes stops at the Sentosa Station, Waterfront Station, Imbia Station, Beach Station, and Imbiah station. The Waterfront station is where Universal Studios and Resorts World Sentosa are located. At the Beach station, you can enjoy the New Year countdown beach party. The Beach Station is home to the Siloso, Palawan, and Tanjong beaches, ideal for family leisure activities.

3. Singapore Flyer

Towering at 165 meters, the flyer is the largest Giant Observation Wheel in the world. It will leave you with memories that you never want to forget. The Singapore Flyer was designed by Singapore DP Architects and Dr Kisho Kurokawa. It was launched in 2008, and it offers a sensational view that captures the Marina Bay skyline. From the flyer, you can catch a glimpse of the neighboring countries of Indonesia and Malaysia.

4. Marina Bay Sands Skypark

You have not had an adventure in Singapore until you have dined, taken photos, and shopped at the Marina Bay Sands SkyPark. It is a world-class cityscape, with some architectural wonders. The vibrant, colorful gardens by the bay are sceneries you cannot afford to miss. Look out for the following:

  • Observation deck

From the observation deck, you will enjoy a bird's eye view of the bustling shipping lanes that tell of the rich multicultural history of Singapore.

  • Swimming Pool

The infinity swimming pool makes you feel as though you are floating on top of the world's largest rooftop. The pool gazes down on the glittering skyline, and if you miss taking a photo here, you will have missed the most spectacular photo-taking session in the whole of Singapore.

  • Spectra - Light and Water Show

A free-to-public show that displays the effects of water and light crisscrossing each other's paths. It is presented at the Event Plaza along the promenade, and as this spectacular show begins, some beautiful symphonic music will give you a warm embrace. The 15-minute combination of water, light, fountain jets, visual projectors and music is something you do not want to miss.

  • Casino

If you are a casino lover, while still at the Marina Bay Sands, make sure you visit the most remarkable entertainment joint located at the heart of the CBD of Singapore. As a tourist you can enter for free by showing your passport (Singapore residents need to pay $100 Singapore to enter!). You will be awed by the over 600 gambling tables and treated to free drinks.

5. Merlion Park

The national icon for Singapore is the Merlion, (mythical half-fish, half-lion) situated at the waterfront in Merlion Park. It is a symbol of the humble beginnings when the city was just a fishing village known as Temasek, or sea town. The head represents the city's original name, Singapura or Lion City. The statue stands at approximately 9 meters and weighs over 70 tons. It is a must-see for visitors, and its current location is in front of the Fullerton Hotel (5 Star Hotel converted from the Singapore General Post Office building) after its relocation during the construction of the Esplanade Bridge that blocked its view in 1997.

6. Esplanade

The Esplanade is a waterfront location north of the source of the Singapore River. The scenic Esplanade has a plethora of activities that will keep you occupied, especially if you are not in a hurry to leave for home. It is infected by palpable creative art displays near the entrance. World-class performances are staged here every day.

The shows bring different cultures together, cutting across various genres. Catch a concert by great westerners like the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra or Kuo Pao Kun of the Singapore Chinese theatre. Once in a while, you will enjoy free programs from dance to theatre, all taking place at the Esplanade.

Visitors to the site are also attracted by the scenic outdoor view. It overlooks the Singapore River and stands between the Merlion Park and the Singapore Flyer. Here stands the Esplanade theatre that is 60,000 square meters big, where performing arts are held. The concert hall seats 1,600 and the theatre has a capacity of 2,000.

The design of the building is made up of two rounded space frames that have triangulated glass elements fitted to balance outwards views. The outward appearance of the building looks like a durian head. Other facilities available are recital studio and the theatre studio.

7. Chinatown

Squeeze some time in to visit Chinatown in Singapore and relish the colorful Peranakan shop-houses and myriad of historical attractions that make for an excellent stroll. Chinatown is divided into four main sections known as districts which are; Tanjong Pagar, Telk Ayer, Kreta, and Bukit Pasoh. The primary centers of activities are Pagoda Street and Smith Street. Paroda Street can be accessed through the China MRT Station.

If you are interested in learning about Buddhism, visit the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple. It is the biggest Buddhist temple in Singapore, located in the Chinatown district. It was built in 2007, and the interiors richly exhibit the history of Buddhism and its culture over the past 100 years. The temple got its name from the canine tooth of the Maitreya Buddha, which was recovered during his funeral in Kushinagar in India.

8. Little India

Little India is in the heart of Singapore, near Chinatown. It is immersed in a buzzing neighborhood that is bent on awakening all your senses. The multicolored shop-houses, the pungent food aromas that rent the air when demand for food is at its peak, the spiritual chants from the mosques and temples, and the smiles are what make the town lively and warm. It is a must-visit kind of city.

Serangoon road is where the summary of all adventure is, just on the northeast side of the Financial District. Little India has the best hotels at the lowest rates, the best places to eat, and the cheapest shops from which to buy souvenirs. Other must-visit locations are:

  • Tekka Centre

A landmark in Chinatown known for serving large portions of fresh Indian food. It is located on Serangoon road, a major road stretching from Little India to Kallang.

  • Sri Veeramakaliamman Temple

It is one of the oldest temples, and is the focus of early Indian Social Cultural activities. It is also located along Serangoon Road. It is dedicated to Kali, the Hindu goddess.

  • Campbell Lane

It is at the end of Serangoon Road and is mostly used by pedestrians. The spillover of sounds and sights make it a challenge to remain focused on the road. Enjoy the souvenir shops, worship buildings like the Sri Krishna temples, and interesting eateries at this lane that knows no vehicle disturbance.

9. Clarke Quay

The handful of excellent restaurants in Clarke Quay and the surrounding Riverside area are an excellent choice for dining by the edge of the waters any time of the day. Once done with your delicious meal, you can cruise the Singapore River, especially at night, for more splendor.

Old colonial shop-houses and moored junks of Clarke Quay have been beautifully converted into restaurants, chic pubs, and nightclubs. Slightly west of Clarke Quay is Robertson Quay, which has more of the same features as Clarke Quay, but is more tranquil and relaxed. If you can find your way to the mouth of the river, you will find delight in the monuments and architecture of colonial Singapore. Be sure to visit the Singapore River, Trace Club, Zouk, and the beautiful luxury Singapore hotels.

The street performance up the Singapore River has made Clarke Quay a dining and party destination that is home to many of the nightlife institutions that are very much loved by the locals. The G-Max Reverse Bungee is a jump in the reverse direction soaring into the city's skyline that will leave you with a thrilling urge for more adventure.

10. LEGOLAND

LEGOLAND is located in Malaysia, which is not very far away from Singapore. It is about 50 minutes' drive from Singapore, through the Second Lin Expressway. However, on a normal working day it will take about one and a half hours by road. Your adventure starts right at the entrance where there is a big shop that offers a great selection of Logo toy products. It is known as the land of adventure and miniland.

You will be surprised to know that LEGOLAND was constructed using only 30 million Lego bricks, as big as it is. The park has five theme parks that will be of interest to you namely Puteri Harbor, The Beginning, Lego technic, Land of Adventure, and Lego Nonjago World. Be sure to visit the Lego Water Park where you can ride the surf, climb and slide down the body slides, and have some flapping wet fun with your family.

If you would like to extend your stay, remember that you can get accommodation at the LEGOLAND Malaysian hotel, located near the park. Remember to carry your passport and Immigration officials will place an entry stamp, known as a social visit pass (visa), in your passport authorizing a stay of up to 90 days. (No visa is required for most nationalities including American citizens visiting Malaysia for social, business or academic purposes.) Lego land is the equivalent of Disneyland in the United States. It is the first LEGOLAND in Asia and the 6th in the world.

11. Night Safari - Wildlife Reserves Singapore

For lovers of wildlife, Nigh Safari Wildlife Reserves is a must-visit while on a trip to Singapore. The site strives to inspire people to conserve biodiversity and wildlife. A journey through the Night Safari will take about 40 minutes, with visitors being taken through seven geographical regions that spread through the Himalayan foothills to the South East jungles of Asia. It is home to nocturnal animals, enabling you to get a deeper understanding of the habitats of these nocturnal animals, as well as an appreciation for wildlife conservation.

Another special attraction is the tribal fire show that is all about an amazing dance by acrobatics. What makes it more interesting is how they play around with fire in their performances.

12. Singapore Cuisine

Food in Singapore is marked with a lot of controversies and contradictions. Food comes from everywhere, but also in another sense, from nowhere. The local cuisine is defined by how it is assembled into something unique.

  • Bak Kuh Teh

Its origin comes from Southern China, and the fish head curry from India, but it is an ordinary food in Singapore. It is a simple dish that contains a variety of mild herbs.

  • Wanton Mee

A noodle dish influenced by Hong Kong cuisine, but which has become entrenched in the Singaporean culture over time. It is eaten dry in Singapore, with slices of pork char siew and wanton dumplings and some soup as an accompaniment. You can have it spicy or otherwise. The spicy type has chili mixed in, while the non-spicy version is mixed with tomato sauce.

  • Fried Carrot Cake

Does not imply a western dessert, but far from it. The Singaporean version is made with eggs, white radish flour cake, and preserved radish (Chai poh) that gives it its dish name. The dish is a favorite in Malaysia as well, but variations include the black version which has sweet sauce (molasses) added. The chopped up version has individual radish cake cubes. The crispy version has a cake fried on top of a beaten egg to create chunks of pie and a crust.

  • Laksa is a Dish

Made from the merging of Malay and Chinese cuisine, also known as Peranakan culture. It comes in two forms - Curry and Asam Laksa. The curry type is more dominant in Singapore, while Asam (sour) is popular in Malaysia. The curry laksa is made from coconut milk, vermicelli, tau pok, shrimp, fish slices, and cockles.

  • Hainenese Chicken Rice

It is known as the national dish in Singapore, but has its origin in Hainan, China. The meal is best made from kampong (village) chicken, which basically refers to chicken reared the traditional way without hormones, etc. as opposed to larger western chicken.

  • Kaya Toast

It is a snack prepared from coconut jam (Kaya), coconut milk, sugar topping, eggs, butter, and pandan. Kaya is served on toast for breakfast but is also very popular as a tea or coffee accompaniment in many homes and coffee houses.

  • Red Bean Ice

Refers to a drink taken as dessert during summer. The ingredients include light rock sugar syrup, adzuki beans, evaporated milk, which is then topped with ice cream to make the red bean ice cream dessert.

  • Fried Durian

Durian is a strongly flavored fruit that is best fried to remove the strong odor. It is rolled in rice paper then dipped into batter and deep fried at very high temperatures to give it a very sweet taste.

Try these cuisines out and see how the people of Singapore can convert simple ingredients into delicious meals. With this Singapore travel guide, there is no reason why you should not visit this remarkable city/country and enjoy many of its highlighted features.

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What Is Travel Insurance and Why Do You Need It?

Not everything always goes as planned when you travel. No matter how carefully you plan your trip, something unexpected might come up. You might have to cancel your trip for a number of reasons or run into some unexpected expenses during your trip.

It is always best to have an emergency fund for unplanned situations. Travel insurance might benefit you as well.

Travel insurance is a type of short-term insurance policy. All you have to do is plan your vacation and purchase a policy that would cover a number of scenarios that could come up during your trip. You can choose between different plans or buy a customized policy in the amount of coverage you want.

Consider these advantages of travel insurance:

  1. The main advantage of buying travel insurance is that you’ll get your money back if you have to cancel your trip. Travel insurance usually covers the entire cost of your trip if there is a death in your family, if you or a family member becomes ill, or if you lose your job. The scenarios covered depend on the amount of coverage you buy. With it covered, you might enjoy a peace of mine staying in your apartment after the trip is cancelled.
  1. Travel insurance also covers medical expenses. It could be very beneficial if you don’t have a health insurance policy or if your current policy wouldn’t cover you in another state.
  1. You can buy additional coverage if you plan on practicing dangerous activities. This is important if you plan on going skiing, mountain climbing, hiking, or want to try an extreme sport for the first time.
  1. Repatriation is included in most travel insurance policies. This is another one of the main reasons why this type of coverage might be needed while you’re traveling. Having to buy a plane ticket home at the last minute if you’re ill or injured could be very expensive and makes buying travel insurance well worth it.
  1. You can also insure your luggage. It’s not uncommon for luggage to get lost or stolen, and you could actually lose some valuable items such as your laptop or digital camera.
  1. The exact amount of coverage depends on the policy you purchase. Assess which risks you need coverage for. Where are you going and which activities do you have planned? There is no need to buy travel insurance that includes coverage for medical expenses if your health insurance will cover you while you’re away from home.
  1. Buying travel insurance is not very expensive and it can really save your vacation. You can rely on your travel insurance policy to cover the unexpected expenses. You’ll find that your trip is a lot more enjoyable with the peace of mind of having travel insurance.

If you plan on travelling soon and have already booked your trip, look for a reliable travel insurance provider. The insurance provider you currently use for your other policies might offer this type of coverage. Otherwise, you can easily buy travel insurance online or simply contact different insurance providers to ask for quotes.

Don’t hesitate to contact a travel insurance agent directly to see if they can write a customized policy for you. This is usually a good way to save money since you might not be able to find a policy that matches your needs. You can also remove or add coverage from an existing policy in view of what you need.

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Traveling Light: Cutting the Calories While On the Go

Do you travel a lot? You can still stick to a healthy diet with a little advance planning. If you're watching your weight, these are some simple techniques for cutting calories while on the go.

Advance Planning

  1. Eat well before leaving. It's always easier to resist fattening foods if you feel full. Enjoy a hearty meal before you set out. If you have an early flight, get up in time to enjoy a breakfast of whole-wheat toast and oatmeal with raisins, which will be helpful for your health.

  2. Call your hotel. Phone the concierge or the front desk at the hotel where you'll be staying. Ask for their recommendations for nearby places where you can eat light. Research the location of the nearest grocery store. You can save money and calories by picking up fresh vegetables and fruits to snack on.

  3. Do some investigative work. Go online to find your best options at the airports and destinations you have planned. Airport websites usually list their restaurants. Search local business directories by zip code to find ethnic or vegetarian restaurants, health food stores, and farmers markets.

  4. Bring along bottled water. Bottled water is a traveler's best friend. Staying hydrated helps keep you from feeling hungry. A frozen bottle of water can serve as a cooler to keep your snacks chilled. When it melts, you can drink the water and refill it to use as a free weight for exercising.

  5. Pack your own meals and snacks. Preparing your own meals and snacks will give you more control over your diet. Put together a trail mix of nuts, lightly sweetened cereal, and dried fruits. Fill zip lock bags with cut vegetables or peanut butter on crackers.

  6. Keep your car stocked with healthy snacks. Many people spend long hours in their cars. Always have water and healthy snacks handy like nuts, dried fruit, and low-fat energy bars.

Eating Away From Home

  1. Control your portion sizes. You can enjoy dining out and still eat like a thin person. Make a meal out of a couple of appetizers instead of a full size entree. Cut your entree in half and take the leftovers back to your hotel for breakfast. Split a dessert with your travel companion.
  2. Eat slowly. Slowing down is a simple and effective way to consume fewer calories. You'll recognize when you're full instead of overeating. Put your fork down in between bites.

  3. Learn to read menus. Wherever you eat, there are some common terms that usually indicate dishes low in fat and calories. Look for red sauces rather than creamy white sauces, steamed mussels rather than deep fried fish, and pizza with vegetable toppings rather than extra cheese or sausage.

  4. Fill up on healthy side dishes. If you've already consumed a lot of calories for the day, skip the French fries. Order a green salad with low fat dressing on the side. By putting the dressing on your own salad, you can control the quantity and therefore the calories.

  5. Avoid high calorie drinks. Soft drinks, shakes, and many cocktails can add on a lot of calories. Drink water with your meals. At the bar, order a small glass of white wine instead of a White Russian.

  6. Ask for slimmed-down dishes. Many restaurants offer lighter dishes for the health conscious. You can also ask for sauces on the side or substitute another vegetable for the potatoes.

It can be challenging to eat right when you're away from home. Planning ahead will help you avoid being tempted by fast food. A nutritious diet will give you the energy you need to enjoy your travels and return home without any excess baggage.

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7 Tips to Save Money on Your Next Vacation

The travel options most of us are exposed to are expensive. It’s unlikely that you’ll see many advertisements for budget vacations. The travel destinations you see in colorful brochures, high-end magazines, and on television are run by high-profit travel companies. While those vacations are a possibility, there are more economical options to consider.

Many people manage to travel the world on a budget of $50 or less per day!

Take advantage of these strategies and save money on your next vacation:

1. Try the shoulder season

Hitting Europe in the summer and Aruba in the winter might be ideal. However, you can save a lot of money by traveling just before or after peak seasons. The costs are lower and the weather is still good. It’s also less crowded and more peaceful.

2. Bid for your hotel room

Most travelers are aware of websites like Priceline.com and Hotwire.com. But, it’s challenging to know if you’re getting the best deal.

Some websites can provide actual bidding information and advice for the popular bidding websites. You can find out the average room rate and compare. Then, you’ll know with certainty if you’re bidding too little or too much.

Another trick for better rate bidding is to use a VPN to change your location. Some hotels and airlines offer different prices for people visiting their websites from different locations. You can use a VPN to change your location. For example, you can use a VPN for China to pretend you are visiting the website from China.

3. Wait until the last minute

While airfares go through the roof close to the travel date, many other travel-related services, like cruises and tours, tend to drop in price.

Why is that? Who flies at the last minute? Typically people on business-related travel. This group of travelers isn’t as price conscious.

Cruises and tours mostly have fixed costs, so they get all the money upfront. There’s little reason to send out a cruise ship with empty rooms. Leaving those rooms vacant gets them zero dollars, so they’d rather sell trips at a discount to bring in more income.

4. Plan your meals

It’s easy to spend a lot of money on food, especially if you have a large family. Find discount coupons and deals ahead of time. Decide where you’re going to eat before starting on your journey.

Remember that you can cook for yourself, too, even on vacation, with some advance planning. An electric skillet can save you a lot when you’re on vacation!

5. Travel light

Airlines like to give the impression of lower fares, but by now you likely know the truth. They charge for everything else that used to be free. And bags cost a fortune. Some airlines charge for any checked luggage. Plus, overweight bags can cost you literally hundreds of extra dollars before you even board the plane for your trip!

6. Save money on gas

If you’re taking a road trip, consider your gas consumption. There are many rewards programs that can help you save money on gas. If you have a smart phone, you can find apps to assist you with finding the best gas prices on your route. Many gift cards give additional discounts on gasoline, as well.

7. Find free entertainment

Most cities have some sort of free entertainment just about every day of the week. Many museums offer free admission one day a week. Get online and see what’s happening where you’re vacationing.

A budget vacation doesn’t have to feel like you’re skimping. It simply requires some creative planning. With a concerted effort, you can have your greatest vacation ever, without breaking the bank.

Use these tips and your own ideas to save money while giving your family a vacation to remember.

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8 Lessons You Learn From Traveling the World

If you’ve never travelled much, it can be awe-inspiring to talk with someone that does. They have a wisdom and understanding of the world that you can’t gain from camping at the local lake or staying at a condo in Florida.

Travelling gives you a more complete picture of the world. If personal growth is important to you, international travel can accelerate your development.

Change your perspective with these lessons:

1. Materialism is overrated.

When you travel abroad, it’s not easy to bring your guitar collection, BMW, and fine silverware with you. You quickly find that you can do just fine without all of the items you seem to love so much back home.

You also see other people living perfectly happy lives with very little in the way of possessions.

2. Different cultures have different priorities.

While our society values fame, fortune, possessions, and other forms of material success, many other societies have little concern for this sort of thing. For example, when you visit China, you will find the culture is very different from the western countries. You’ll notice that other countries can value things like friendship, family, religion, adventure, or comfort.

Not to say that one is inherently better than the other, but differences do exist. You might find you like the idea of an afternoon siesta.

3. There are a lot of people in the world that don’t have the basics.

We take many things for granted. There are people that walk 20-plus miles each day just for water. You can see people living with dirt floors or playing soccer with a ball made of rags. It’s easy to forget how much of the world lives.

4. Friends can be found anywhere.

You don’t have to limit your friends to those people you see five times a week. It’s possible to create and maintain friendships across the globe. It’s easy to stay in touch these days with all the technology available.

People in many parts of the world are far less guarded than they are at home. Of course, some are more guarded.

5. You learn to be flexible.

Many things are less reliable than in the western world. From bus schedules to electricity, it’s not uncommon to have your plans disrupted on a daily basis. You will learn to be more flexible and creative. You can even bring that new skill home with you.

6. You waste a lot of time.

When you’re traveling, you won’t want to spend your time staring at your smartphone or watching TV. You’ll want to be out living and experiencing the local scene. You’ll realize how much time you waste back home doing things that provide little value to you.

7. Being able to travel is a privilege.

Travelling can be a spectacular thing. You’ll also find people on your journey that travel a lot more than you do. Few places work even close to the hours and weeks we do. There are also people that have never travelled outside their town.

8. People are all the same.

While cultures can differ considerably, many things are the same. People love their children regardless of what country they’re in. Everyone is striving to be happy and to find meaning in their life. The important things are the same wherever you go.

Your perspective of the world will change if you get out of the country and visit someplace new. Different people and societies can teach you a lot about the world and yourself.

It can be expensive to travel internationally, but it’s worth the expense. Begin saving today for a trip that can be fun and might change your life.

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Affordable Vacations: Travel With Friends or Family

Memories of family vacations are often the most vivid as one matures. Even though everything is getting more expensive, you can still create those unforgettable travel memories for your children. Below are some guides and tips to help you:

One way to afford vacations is to travel in groups. Going on a trip with close friends or extended family members helps you cut travel costs dramatically.

Consider these tips:

  1. Save on costs of traveling to your destination. Depending on how far away the desired destination is and how many people are in your travel group, consider renting a van.
  • Renting a van allows all of you to share costs of the gas to get to and from your destination. Even if you’re traveling with just two other couples and no kids, you can save big when you all travel together.
  1. Rent a place to stay as a group. If you’re traveling together in a large group, consider renting a large place to stay together at your destination. For example, did you know you can rent entire houses when you vacation? Or even large condos that accommodate 10, 12 or even more people?
  • You’ll all be more comfortable. You’ll have the convenience of a full kitchen. Many times, such homes rent by the week and include swimming pools and many other amenities. Yet, the costs will be far less than staying at a hotel.
  • When you rent these types of accommodations for your large travel group, all of you will save money as you’ll split the rent.
  • Sharing this cost will cut both your food and lodging expenses and make your trip more affordable.
  1. Chip in together for groceries. Shop at a local Sam’s Club or BJ’s Club to buy in bulk. As you know, one of the big expenses when you’re on vacation is meal costs. But if you stay where you’ve got a kitchen or at least a kitchenette with a microwave and refrigerator, you’ll cut your vacation food costs in half or more.
  • Eat out for a couple of special activities when you’re out and about all day. Otherwise, save money by eating at your home away from home. This vacation is more affordable than you thought. Your food bill on vacation won’t be all that much higher than your food bill at home.
  1. When you dine out, take advantage of restaurants where kids eat free. It’s money in your pocket when you don’t have to pay for your kids’ meals.
  1. Babysit for each other’s kids. When you travel with other families, take turns babysitting for each other’s children so each couple gets a night out alone during the trip. There are no babysitting costs and everybody’s happy. Depending on the ages of the kids going on the trip, there might be a responsible teen who’s happy to hang out with the kids and babysit.
  1. Get group rates when you take part in tourist activities. Many tourist attractions will reduce their admission rates for large groups. So, you can save money by taking advantage of these group rates.
  1. Before you leave, check online to see if the attractions you want to visit have “free days.” Many museums and some amusement parks offer a day during the week when you can visit without charge.

Even though your budget might be crunched, consider traveling as a group with your friends or family members’ families.

Enjoy cut-rate deals on vehicle travel, house and condo rental, bulk groceries, and some tourist activities when you travel in a large group. Yes, you can take an affordable vacation next year and enjoy your friends and family members at the same time.

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Jim Corbett National Park - The Perfect Weekend Destination For Adventure Seekers

Jim Corbett National Park is one of the renowned adventurous tourist places in India. To experience an adventurous weekend, a Corbett National Park tour package is unique for travelling in the exquisite wilderness in Nainital. In the Jim Corbett Park, you will get the charming of majestic creatures that are freely wandering. This tour will gear up your spirit with the most enthralling activities of your wildlife excursion. The pleasant climatic condition, an enchanting ambiance of surroundings and breathtaking landscape will make your journey very special and perfect. You can enjoy various adventurous activities, like river rafting, angling, bridge slithering etc.

Types of available Jim Corbett safaris and nearest places to visit

  • Jeep SafariJeep safari in Corbett National Park is full of the experience of wildlife and their natural habitat. About 600 species of birds, 500 species of varieties species of animals and fauna are available in this National Park. You will get the chance to see the roaming of the big cat in front of your eyes.
  • Elephant Safari: Elephant Safari is special because you can get the chance to explore the mysterious dense forest and splendid terrains and you can relish the feeling of being among the wild animal truly. There are designed path for following the elephant safari and it ensure the travellers to travel as much as possible in this park.
  • Canter Safari: Canter Safari is another interesting safari, which is operated by the forest officials twice a day. Generally, open-roof canter with 16 to 18 members is used to enjoy the wildlife safari.
  • Dhikala Zone: This is the largest zone in the Corbett Park. It is special for the opportunities to stay for overnight. River Ramaganga and its streams flow through the middle of this region to enhance the natural beauty of this Zone.
  • Bijrani Zone: This forest zone is full of Sal in the upper part and mixed with deciduous forest in the valley region along with grassland. This region is famous for different types of exotic birds and special kinds of floral species.
  • Durga Devi Zone: This forest zone is located on the north-eastern boundary of the Corbett National Park. This place is difficult for trekking, but due to its high elevation, you can get the opportunities to see the wild elephant, leopard, tiger etc. This zone is also famous for some unique bird species, like Crested Laughing Thrush, Black Chinned Yuhina, Slaty Blue Flycatcher and Maroon Orile.
  • Jhirna Zone: This zone is mainly covered with densely wooded forest and grassland. So, you can get the opportunities to see the animals, like Chital, Nilgai, Sambar and Wild Boar etc.

Nainital is a beautiful land of Uttarakhand and Jim Corbett national park situated in Nainital City and which is also a tourist attraction in Nainital. Tempo Travellers, a leading travel agency in Delhi, offers 5 nights/6 days tour package which will definitely suit your wallet. Further call now at 9818298886.

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Why Egypt Pyramids Attracts Tourists

Following the legacy of the history that binds ancient Egypt and the scope to go through the colossal pyramids of this land is the prime reason to visit the country. Known for its rulers or the pharaohs and the beautiful queens, one of the major reasons for people to visit Egypt are the pyramids. The locations in which the pyramids sit symbolize all the bustling and the activity from the point of view of the tourists. With enriching culture touching every stone and the phenomenal effort of the workers that led to the construction of pyramids, you must plan your vacation fast. There is hardly any doubt one can express when estimating that pyramid is one of the highest man-made structures until the modern skyscrapers came into existence.

Exploring the rich history 
Besides the construction of the pyramids for which the stellar contribution comes from the workers of erstwhile Egypt, the shape of the structure imitated a stone found in the ancient temples. When you go through the mythology of this land, you will quickly come across that the Sun God, Re also arose from a similar shaped mound that coordinate with the structure of the pyramid. Moreover, unending stories and mythical explanations about these structures can be hardly resisted by avid travelers across the globe. There is more to it that you can imagine before starting to plan the trip but your thoughts will culminate as you take a camel ride to reach the spot where the pyramids are located. It is truly one of the most defining structures of Egypt. Even though you will come across persistent theories about the construction of the Pyramid of Giza, which is the oldest of the Seven Wonders of the World, it is largely known as the tomb of Khufu. To plan an exclusive trip to Egypt Pyramids, you can focus on the offerings of the travel for exploring these structures.

Exploring the pyramids 
The Pyramid Of Giza is known all over the world and is situated at the Giza Plateau near Cairo. A number of tourists make to this point every year. It is a matchless structure that you will not find in any other place across the globe. There are countless theories that prevail when it comes to the way in which it was built. Despite the existence of these theories, it seems that the ancient Egyptians were far more technologically advanced to have left any record of its construction. There are different shafts, chambers and passages that couple with the myths when you uncover the history of these structures. Sightseeing for Egypt Pyramids is undoubtedly on the list of every visitor to this country. Precisely, it is the shape of this structure and the engineering skills of the ancient times that may have led to the formulation of several theories.

Discovering the ancient Egypt 
The visitors planning a trip to this country are keener about the trip to the pyramids because of the grand and majestic structure. However, the existence of different theories also attracts the attention of people greatly. There are packaged tours available for the travellers and a day-long trip to view the structure is the prime attraction. Whether it is the orientation of the structure to the cardinal points of the compass, the massive limestone structure and the astonishing work all of it compels you to visit the pyramids of Egypt.

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How to Choose the Right Travel Luggage for Your Vacation

As exciting as traveling can be, it also comes with some stressful aspects. Hurling luggage to and fro can be a breeze, or it can cause strain on your travelling experience. The first thing you need to do is consider your travelling style and cater specifically to those needs when choosing the right travel luggage for your vacation. With that in mind, we have compiled a list of some important things to consider beforehand.

Suitcase or Backpack?

We mainly focus on suitcases rather than backpacks in this article for the following reasons:

  • Convenience

Maneuvering through airports with a lot of people and traffic, while carrying a large weight on your back is not easy. Suitcases are a lot simpler to maneuver through traffic with ease.

  • Wheels

Simply roll your luggage with ease. This is our top reason for picking a suitcase.

  • Organization

A backpack does not give much organization leeway. You'll only have access to a top-loading packing mechanism where you will be forced to remove everything to reach an item at the bottom. A suitcase gives you a clear view of all your belonging as soon as you unzip or open it.

  • Impressions

Carrying a backpack doesn't really look good.

Hard or Soft?

You should choose your travel luggage based on your travelling needs. For example; are you travelling for business, or for fun? Are you planning to carry any expensive items that might break easily? A hard carry-on is perfect for anyone carrying items such as an expensive camera, or if your vacation is going to be in areas with harsh weather conditions. Hard casing will offer protection to any item prone to breakage.

Soft luggage is perfect for anyone looking for added storage. These bags can expand making them ideal for anyone wanting to carry some souvenirs back with them. Also, soft carry-on cases are easy to stuff into an overhead compartment.

Size

One main thing to keep in mind is to never purchase a carry-on that's larger than you can actually lift over your head. Next, how long is your vacation going to last for? Many people are able to survive with fewer items than others but when visiting a foreign place, a smaller carry-on is more ideal. Before purchasing a carry-on, inquire about that specific airline's international and domestic size requirements.

Some airplanes allow smaller carry-on's so it's best to always restrict yourself to buying a suitcase that's approximately 21 x 13 x 9 and aim for a weight of 15 - 20 pounds.

Here's a breakdown of some popular carry-on sizes:

  • International carry-on size is mostly 18 - 20 inches
  • The most popular size of a carry-on is 21 - 22 inches - This is a great size, offering ample space, yet light enough to lift. You can travel for a month without much hassle.
  • If you're travelling with a loved one, then a medium size would be perfect. So, consider purchasing a 23 - 24 inch carry-on.
  • For those who love having extra space, then 25 - 27 inches will provide you with lots of room to carry your souvenirs or your clothing items. Also, if you are vacationing with your family, then you can easily fit everyone's belongings into just one of these suitcases for easy handling.
  • A 28 - 32 inch size is simply too large for a travel suitcase. It's very bulky and can be very hard to maneuver. This size is simply best suited for anyone planning to move abroad or anyone thinking of going to live in another country for long durations of time.

Sometimes it might be better to purchase two smaller suitcases as opposed to buying a large, heavy one. Granted, you'll have to pay extra but it'll be worth it because you won't have to worry about stuffing everything into one bag or, incurring overweight fees when travelling back home with some souvenirs.

Color

It's best to purchase a bag with unique prints and colors. This way, you'll find it easy to spot it on the luggage carousel. Also, you won't accidentally mistake it for someone else's bag.

Wheels

Wheel choices come in two options; two or four. Two wheels is the most common as these bags tend to be lighter and easier to run with. You can also yank your bag over stairs with ease without having to manually lift it. However, these type of cases tend to tip over easily.

Four wheels stand upright allowing you to easily roll them sideways in crowded or shallow pathways, such as inside a plane.

Look for bags with locking wheels - this will prevent your bag rolling away.

Material

Always make sure that your luggage has water resistant materials or it has at least been treated with a sealant on the inside to keep your belongings dry. This is quite important as sometimes your luggage might be placed on wet, sticky, or dirty surfaces by baggage handlers.

If your bag doesn't have a moisture-resistant sealant, then simply line the top and bottom of your suitcase with plastic bags (a garbage bag or a dry cleaning bag will do just fine.) This simple trick will keep your clothes dry even if your suitcase gets wet on the outside.

Straps

Purchase a suitcase that comes with adjustable straps. These straps will help keep your belongings secure and compressed.

Piggy Back Clip

Have you ever seen those looped clips located on top of some travel bags? They are called piggy back clips and they allow a traveler to clip a smaller second bag on top of the larger one - this way, your items will stay secure together throughout your travels.

If your carry-on doesn't come with any piggy back clips, you can go online and buy one for a reasonable price.

Compartments

Compartments come in handy when you want to organize your belongings. For example; instead of storing your small shampoo, or liquids, with your clothes, store them in an external pocket (this will prevent your clothes getting ruined in case of any spillage). Plus, they'll be easy to locate when the need arises.

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The Best Place to Live in Australia

Have you been planning to relocate lately and Australia is the only destination on your mind? If yes, you couldn't have decided anything better. The world's smallest continent and Country, Australia, is known for its rich culture, diverse ecosystem and heartwarming people.

Every city and place in the country is filled with something unique and offers something transcending. This only makes choosing the best place to live in Australia a tad bit difficult. If you too find it hard concluding which city or place you should call your home then worry not. Here in this article, you're going to read the finest places in Australia that you can move to for a dream-like life.

Hobart

The reason Hobart is on top of our lists is that unlike many other cities in Australia, Hobart is actually quiet and peaceful. Ideal for people wanting to get away from a hectic and fast-paced life, this city offers a lot more than just a peaceful residence.

Surrounded by gorgeous warm sandy beaches and picturesque landscapes, Hobart is nothing less than a haven for workaholics. Although you might not find high paying jobs here. What you lose in income, you'll gain in quality. And if you're a food sucker, this food paradise might exactly be the place you've been looking for.

Melbourne

Australia's second largest city has more to it than meets the eye. Known as the cultural capital of Australia, Melbourne is ridiculously famous for its diversified climate, a rich native culture that can be witnessed in the nearby Museums, and passion for sports. Not to mention, the city itself is built as an art that can be seen more obviously.

There are multiple fine dining places that serve different cuisines both local and continental, best shopping destinations and not to forget the nightlife. The city is full of surprises and if you're lucky, you might get to witness the four season in a day phenomenon.

Sydney

Talk about the best place to live in Australia, the name Sydney will pop-up immediately and automatically. The name Sydney alone is enough to send chills down the spine of every person who wishes to work in Australia.

This city is most commonly known for its scenic beauty; be it natural beaches and ocean or man-made marvels like Sydney Opera house and Sydney Harbor.

Sydney features a fast-paced exhilarating lifestyle and is well suited to those who are accustomed to living in such atmosphere. Landing a job in one of the firms in Sydney is something everyone wants. The weather here is somewhat of normal with the maximum temperature reaching up to 40 degree Celsius in the summers and minimum temperature falling down to 6 degrees in the coldest night of winter.

Adelaide

Adelaide seems to have gotten blur due to all the focus going towards cities like Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney. It so doesn't mean Adelaide in any way is no worth living place, it's just the most underrated. Earlier, newcomers used to move to one of the above-mentioned places, however, the situation has changed more recently.

With a low population, Mediterranean climate, pleasant weather and a communal diversity, it has turned into one of the favorite places to live in for the immigrants. The city is wrapped in nature, the real estate prices are lower than other city and lifestyle is pretty relaxed. Overall, the city has everything there is to offer.

Perth

Located and built around the west coast of Australia, Perth is far away from the rest of the Aussie cities and that's what makes it pretty unambiguous. This cosmopolitan city is evolving every day with an ever growing economy, new employment opportunities and friendly localities.

The place is so self-functional that it was crowned as one of the most livable cities in the world. The Icing on the cake is its local cuisine, public beaches and the weather here never goes extreme.

There are other places to live in Australia like Canberra, Brisbane, Darwin and many more but not everyone gets to be the winner here. That said, the best place to live in Australia is the one you decide to go to.

Hi, I am Dionne Turner, I am from Australia. Today I am writing on the best place to live in Australia

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8 Great Tips To Avoid Eating Troubles When You Travel One of the best parts of traveling is getting to taste and savor all kinds of new and delicious foods, whether you're driving across the state or flying across the world. And, without a doubt, it's fun to let go a little and eat things you wouldn't normally eat during a week at home, that's part of the freedom and excitement of being on vacation!

But we all know the feeling when we've had way too much for too many days in a row: the total lack of energy, the bloating, dehydration, headaches, or hangovers, the pronounced jet lag, the increased susceptibility to getting sick. All of these things can really get in the way of maximizing your travel enjoyment. And if you're someone with food restrictions, you know the added frustration of trying to find good food that will be good to you, too!

The great news is that it's easier than ever to make the kinds of food choices that will keep you healthy and energized while you're away from your usual routine. Here are some simple ways to eat great while you're taking in the best moments of your trip:

Plan ahead. Often when we're traveling, we're out of routine and aren't eating at regular intervals. Sometimes we can go several hours without eating anything.

Contrary to the popular myth that you should hold off eating to "save room" for a big meal, going for long stretches without eating actually slows metabolism and causes your body to become sluggish and tired and hang on to calories. Our bodies experience these periods as "mini-starvations" and send our brains into panic mode. To keep blood sugar stable and avoid energy lapses (which can then lead to overcompensating with high-sugar or fried foods), aim for eating a little bit every couple of hours while in transit and while you're out and about, in the form of foods that are nutrient-dense and high in lean protein. Pack snacks for easy access: nuts, seeds, hard-boiled eggs, firm fruits (like apples), veggies and hummus, or natural fruit-and-nut bars.

If you know where you're staying, scout out restaurants in the area of your hotel. Check with your hotel or resort to peruse menus and see what's available. Once you arrive, you can use an app like AroundMe to locate healthier restaurants in your area. And check out these smart phone apps that can help you find gluten- and other allergen-free options while you travel.

Don't forget the grocery store! A supermarket, and especially a local co-op, can be your best ally while traveling. You'll have easy, cheap access to fresh produce and bulk healthy snacks. You'll find a wider variety of great foods that are free of gluten, dairy, and other common allergens at a reasonable cost. Plus, many co-ops also have a deli where you can get delicious sandwiches, salads, or wraps to take with you during the day.

Your mother was right: get your greens and take your vitamins. While you're traveling, your immune system is exposed to tons of new pathogens-especially on airplanes and other mass transit. You want to make sure your body has what it needs to stay healthy and fight germs and process toxins. Don't forget to pack your multi-vitamin and your other supplements! If you can't get ready access to fresh greens, consider getting some powdered greens that you can bring with you and easily mix into a glass of water or a morning smoothie.

Speaking of morning smoothies... if you're really dedicated to getting your daily intake of fruits and veggies, you might even consider bringing along a travel blender. This might seem extreme to some, but consider this: most of them are under $20, fit easily into a suitcase or the back of the car, and can be just the thing to quickly make a power breakfast of fruits, nuts, and vegetables that will keep you going all morning.

Drink way more water than you normally do. Planes and hotel rooms are notoriously dry. Walking around all day expends energy and dehydrates. Often people drink alcohol or sodas with meals, which also are dehydrating. Drinking more than your usual 8 glasses of water a day will keep you energized, hydrate your cells, keep your skin glowing, and will help flush out toxins.

Drink less alcohol than everyone around you is drinking. This can be challenging especially on business trips, where drinking is a familiar pastime. But in addition to worsening dehydration and jet lag, tossing back more than two drinks leads to more unhealthy eating. (A study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that men take in an extra 433 calories on average from alcohol and food when they consume more than two drinks!)

Try to get your eight hours' beauty rest. Easier said than done, I know! But getting decent rest helps steady your metabolism, resets your adrenal system, and boosts your immunity. Being sufficiently rested will make every other choice you face on your vacation so much easier.

Try the "one and done" rule. Let yourself have treats and enjoy them-just keep it to once a day. Get that gorgeous piece of chocolate cake. Have an extra helping of steak fries. Order the thing that's happily doused with butter, and love every single bite. And then, be done with the less-than-healthy food for that day. There's always more.

However you decide to plan your meals on your trip, we'd love to help you get there! As your travel agency, we can offer you insider tips on transportation, accommodations, and entertainment and so much more.

If you're ready to start planning your next trip, Contact Latitudes Travel Today. 
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How to Choose Private Transfers From CDG to Disneyland Paris?

If you are going to travel to Paris for the first time, make sure you choose the right mode of transportation. Paris is a big city and it can create problems for you if you don't choose the right transport service. Charles de Gaulle airport is connected to the center of Paris. So, you have a lot of options to choose from, such as taxi, bus, train or shuttle. In this article, we are going to share a few tips that can help you choose the right service.

Private Taxi

Without any doubt, tax is an ideal option to move from CDG to Disneyland Paris. You can get in touch with the service provider if you want to find out more about the cost of a taxi. They will answer questions about a lot of things, such as conveniences, duration, and costs. The taxi will make sure you will get to your destination on time.

You can check the prices of the service on the service provider's website. The online reservation form can help you book a taxi without any problem. The booking process is quite easy and simple.

Bus Service

Although hiring a taxi is a comfortable mode of transportation in Paris, you can also try other means like a bus service. As a matter of fact, buses and shuttles are on the list of most population choices. If you are traveling with a large group, you can book the entire bus.

Many Disneyland hotels provide a free shuttle that can help you move from the airport to your desired hotel. Some hotels don't offer this service. So, this should be kept in mind. With a bit of research, you can choose the right bus service. From CDG to Disneyland, you can cover the distance in about 90 minutes. The tickets won't cost you more than $30 bucks, which is quite affordable.

You can also find a lot of information about other buses and shuttles by calling your hotel. Another way to get the info is by the timetable you can find at the CDB airport.

Many bus and shuttle services work throughout the week. In case of a problem, you can hire a taxi to meet your needs.

Train Service

You can choose from two types of trains: the RER train and TGV train. There are other options as well but they are not recommended. Most people use these services as they are comfortable and inexpensive at the same time.

Of all the options, the TGV train is the most suitable due to its reliability and speed. The tickets are not expensive either. It costs around 20 bucks and the journey time is around 45 minutes, which includes the waiting time of 30 minutes as well. So, the travel time is quite fast and the cost is low. As a matter of fact, taking the train is a great idea if you are going to go on a journey with your family.

The catch is that the service doesn't operate 24 hours. So, you may have to wait for 90 minutes. The PER train, on the other hand, is cheaper but slower.

Hopefully, these tips will help you choose the right service.

Paris Private Transfer is your best choice if you are looking for a Private transfer CDG disneyland.

 

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6 Tips to Consider Before Your First Yacht Charter

Are you planning to charter a yacht on your next holiday? If so, we suggest that you follow a few important tips for planning your trip. These tips will help you ensure everything goes smooth. Read on to find out more.

1. Consider the Important Aspects

Regardless of where you want to go, make sure you choose the right companions. Also, you need to plan your routes a few weeks before the big day. Everyone should be on the same page as far as the details of the trip are concerned.

If you can steer the yacht yourself, it will offer tons of fun. If you don't have enough experience, you can hire a skipper. A big benefit of hiring a skipper is that they know many routes. So, they can help you plan your routes.

2. Choose the Right Yacht

As far as opting for the right charter yacht is concerned, make sure you have enough budget. Other important factors to consider include sailing skills, comfort level, desired charter region, and the local weather.

If you need plenty of space on the deck and inside, you might want to opt for a catamaran. On the other hand, if you want to move around fast, maybe a motorboat can be a great choice.

3. Consider a Yacht Charter Insurance

The skipper liability insurance and the deposit are the most common types of insurances when it comes to yacht charter. Also, it's better to consider insurance to prevent arguments among friends later on.

4. Required Experience for Chartering a Yacht

If one member of your group has a skipper's license, you can charter a yacht. However, Greece is an exception where at least one more member of the group must have the ability to be a co-skipper.

Sailing in good weather is easier but when there is a storm, you may find it hard to control your boat. In this situation, it's better to hire the services of an experienced skipper

5. Sailing Weather and the Charter Season

Make sure you adapt to the weather systems at the destination and get the right outfits. For instance, if you want to go to the Balearic Islands in August, you may not get any rain in those months. On the other hand, during the same months, it may be colder at night but warm during the day. Plus, you might get a lot of rain as well.

6. Other Things to Consider

Make sure you give yourself plenty of time to take a look at all the things you need to consider before the big day. After all, you need to get there on time so you can have a cup of coffee and know a little bit about the port and other things.

You should have deck shoes, sailing gloves, sunscreen, sun hat, and a wind jacket. Aside from that, you need a travel guide and personal meds.

So, you might want to consider these points before you charter a yacht for the first time.

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Top 5 Attractions to See in Dubai

Dubai is one of the most popular cities in the United Arab Emirates. It's known all over the world for its spectacular attractions, such as Burj Khalifa and Dubai Creek. If you are thinking of going on a trip to Dubai, we suggest that you go see the following top attractions. Read on.

1. Burj Khalifa

Dubai is known for its biggest malls and tallest buildings, such as Burj Khalifa. This building features the fastest lift on the planet. You will reach the top in a couple of seconds. If you have a weak heart, don't go for it. However, if you build your courage, you will have spectacular views to see. Moreover, if you love photography, you can take breath-taking photos of the city on top of the structure.

2. Dubai Creek

Once you have enjoyed your time on top of Burj Khalifa, you should go for an abra ride on (my favorite) Dubai Creek. On the Southern side, you can hire a roofed boat from the most popular Bur Dubai Abra Station. You can then enjoy the ride till the sunset.

Shut your eyes and the boat will take you back in 60s. On the other side, you will have the liberty to visit the spice souk, which is one of the most beautiful markets in Dubai. Over there you can purchase some frankincense.

3. The Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding

Do you want to know about Islam? Are you too afraid to ask about this religion? If so, this is your chance to ask as much as you want about Islam. This place is ideal for you if you want to have a cross-cultural experience. This center will change you viewpoint about Islam and will give you a fresh insight into this religion of peace.

For breakfast or lunch, the Traditional Emirati cuisine is the perfect choice. Alternatively, you can opt for a bar of Camel chocolate. If you are bold enough, you can go on the roof in order to enjoy the great views.

4. Public parks

Although Dubai is not known for its parks, you can find a lot of green, clean, tranquil and beautiful parks over there. All you need to do is pay a small amount of entry fee and you can see Pakistani, Filpino, Arabic, Indian and European families have a great time. For instance, the Safa Park is spread over an area of 150 acres and features hills, waterfalls, and lawns.

5. Ravi

Ravi is on the list of most popular restaurants in Dubai. Typically, it's teaming with diners from across the world. You won't find any tablecloths, snooty waiters or wine lists. You can enjoy delicious curry prepared by Pakistani staff. For under 100dhs, an entire family can eat over there.

So, if you are heading for Dubai this year, make sure you check out these 5 attractions. You will have a great time if you are going there with family or friends. Hopefully, you will have a great time.

If you are heading for Dubai this year, make sure you check out the most popular dubai attractions to get the most out of your visit.

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Somnath Tourism - All You Need To Know Before You Go

Somnath means "Lord of the moon". This sacred destination was initially known as "Prabhas Patan". The city is unaffected by the modernized luxuries and, still holds its mythological, historical and pious appeal to the masses of Hindu followers. The land has been favorite choice of numerous tourists universally as it is one of the 12 Jyotirlingas. Owing to the variety, India has to offer in terms of topography, climate, cuisine, architecture and art and culture, this place deserves a visit or two. The location is gratified with variety of religious monument and temples. The travel and tour facility is also available to roam in and around the city.

History of city

Somnath is the name of the moon which once disregarded certain sayings of his father in law Daksha. As a result, Daksha cursed Soma for his misleading. With this the moon started to shrink in the sea however; many appealed to him about asking him to take back his curse. Finally, Daksha asked Soma to bathe in the river Saraswati then, pray Lord Shiva for his penace. Hence; Lord Shiva was pleased & restored his moonlight.

Geography

Somnath pilgrimage stands at the sea-shore of Arabian Sea on the western corner of Indian sub-continent in Gujarat. The destination has ideal geographical surroundings and is blessed with greenery on all sides.

Climate

Somnath climate is pleasant and temperate all year round. During monsoons, the place's ambience becomes humid and cool. Summer day's temperature is usually around 24 C and in winter's temperature normally ranges from 10 to 23 C.

Culture

Somanth, culturally is the rich land with traditional philosophy to boast. Traditions and culture here are full of color and music and hence attracting mass of domestic and foreign travelers. The dynamic, vibrant lifestyle of the native inhabitants of this place reflects several religious and soci-cultural festivities which are celebrated with great passion and enthusiasm. Locals of this place are very religious and follow their culture vibrantly. The natives are friendly and jovial.

Transportation by air, bus and train

Somnath has the closest airport Diu which is 90 kms from the city. The airport is well-connected with other metro cities of India. Veraval in Konkan line is the nearby junction which is just 5 kms connecting to other cities of India. Frequent trains are found to reach this place. State transport buses and other private transportation connect this place to other cities.

Best time to visit

Somnath to experience at its best should be visited from October to March as, there are number of festivals and cultural activities taking place and also this time the climate is favorable for sight-seeing.

Tourist Attractions and Places to visit

Kailash Temple

This is amongst many important pilgrimage and primary highlight of Somnath as known around the world. The magnificent architectural beauty makes the most fascinating place amongst other Somnath tourist attractions. The fifty meter high tower adorned with holy images and idols is renowned for its intricate carvings.

Museum

The Museum of this place is renowned for its traditional collection of artifacts which highlights the golden era of this temple which makes it a must see amongst many Somnath tourist attractions.

Sound and Light Show

It is indeed a fabulous breath-taking not to miss during temple visit. The show attracts lots of crowd and is known to be the most amazing show amongst Somnath visiting places.

Bhalka Tirth

It is another prime tourist spots amongst many Somnath visiting places. This is the place where Shri Krishna was wounded before his death.

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Things to Do in Golden City of Jaisalmer

Popularly known as the Golden city of Rajasthan, Jaisalmer is most famous for its Sand Dunes.

Although most people limit themselves to the sand dunes, there are a lot of things to do in and around Jaisalmer. So I've made a list of all things to do and places to explore here.

1. Jaisalmer Fort

The sprawling yellow-stone Fort, built by the Rajput ruler Rawal Jaisal, stands at the centre of the city. In the olden days this desert town was only limited to the boundaries of the Fort. Today, due to the increasing population, the city boundaries have spread. This is a UNESCO world Heritage site and perhaps the only "living fort" in the world. Descendants of the royal family and other caste based communities aiding the ruler continue to live here till date.

2. Patwon ki Haveli

Havelis or mansions were a common thing in Jaisalmer. Guman Chand Patwa was an opulent banker and a minister to the ruler who began building his own mansion but couldn't finish it. I was later finished by his 5 sons and hence the name, Patwon ki Haveli. I think that it is pretty clear why. As soon as you entre the narrow lane leading to the Havelis, you are taken aback by the intricacy of the heavily carved, yellow stone jharokhas (windows) and balconies.

3. Gadisar Lake

Hardly a kilometre from the Amar Pole (Gate) of the Fort, lies the Gadhisar Lake. This is another famous tourist spot. You can do a lot of things like boating, feeding cat fish and visiting the sunset point. Historically, this small lake used to provide water for the whole town of Jaisalmer!

4. Salim Singh ki Haveli

Salim Singh ki haveli is one of the few old structures built outside the fortifications. Legend has it that a Minister of the kingdom, Salim Singh had a disagreement with the ruler, and decided to build his own haveli farther away from the city. The distinctive feature of this Haveli is how the roof has been constructed in the form of a peacock. The descendant family still occupies space in this haveli. They provide a contribution based, guided tour explaining interesting things about its history and people.

5. Sam Sand Dunes

These are the most famous sand dunes merely 40-45 kms from Jaisalmer city. In the month of February, you can also see the camel races as part of the Desert Festival that takes place annually. You can either go for the cultural Desert camp safari where you will stay in luxurious tents or temporary huts. However, to get a richer experience of the desert you should try to go for the Wild Desert Safari. This takes you deeper into the dunes, far away from the crowd.

Also Read: Jaisalmer in 24 hours- Travel Itinerary [http://www.gargiopia.com/24-hours-trip-plan-things-to-do-in-jaisalmer/]

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Dallas Guide: If You Have Only One Artful Day in Dallas

If you've only got a day to spend in Dallas, what would you do? Do you visit an art museum and then check into a neighboring nightspot? Would you rather head out for some shopping and then book a table at a neighborhood restaurant in downtown Dallas? Does the idea of visiting a kids' museum or signing up for a day pass at either Zero Gravity Thrill Amusement Park or Adventure Landing Dallas excite you instead? It's really a toss of the coin.

Well, if you're with your best buddies, drinking till the wee hours of the morning or shopping till you can hear imaginary objections from your credit card could be your cup of tea. You could also organize a charter bus trip to an attraction like the Sixth Floor Museum to buffer against a full-blown pig-out session at one of the bars or lounges in Upper Greenville, or the 'corridor of meats', more commonly known as Oak Lawn.

We've summed up some Dallas regular haunts below and invite you to come up with your own workable itinerary based on what you like to do with your limited time in the Big D. Being on the clock isn't ideal but it doesn't have to mean a 'rushed and stressed out' day-out in Dallas. Here's how to work with, and not against, the clock.

Opening The Floodgates to Dallas' World of Art 
1. The Sixth Floor Museum

411 Elm St, Dallas, TX 75202

(214) 747-6660

The life and death (and everything else in between) of one of the most important men in American history, John F. Kennedy, is depicted in the form of sculptures, pictures, and documents in this stunning museum. Packed with information, you'll come away with a very clear understanding of the historical event and what followed thereafter. There is a self-guided tour filled with historical information and it holds sway as a place to spend a few languid hours perusing through historical artifacts. And if you're new to Dallas, what better way to get a quick intro than one at The Sixth Floor Museum?

2. Nasher Sculpture Center

2001 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA

(214) 242.5100

The magnitude of what it is today humbly began as a small vision to collect, restore and exhibit the Patsy and Raymond Nasher collection of modern and contemporary sculptures in the 1950s. After undergoing a massive restructure and renovation in 1997 (which includes annexing a piece of land on which the museum is now built on), it now has both indoor and outdoor exhibit space. It is a calming space where everyone's on the same page, admiring the oeuvre of famous artists like Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Willem de Kooning and Auguste Rodin, just to name a few. It holds regular monthly events like Target First Saturday for children and their families, Til Midnight with the help of Al Fresco dining, movie nights and twilight strolls.

3. Dallas Museum of Art

1717 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201

(214) 922-1200

It touches the heart, boggles the mind and fires up all your senses - that's what the exhibits do to people who make time for the Dallas Museum of Art, or as it is fondly known as, the DMA. With exhibits like Paris at the Turn of the Century, Young Masters 2018, Yayoi Kusama: All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, and Hopi Visions: Journey of the Human Spirit, it continues to pursue its main mission of imparting knowledge and helping visitors understand the importance of art in everyone's lives. It creates dialogues, increases public participation, and promotes works of art from all corners of the world. Located along Woodall Rodgers Freeway near downtown Dallas between Harwood Street and St. Paul, it is a stone's throw away from many other art-centric locations in Dallas. On top of hosting tours for tourists, children and young adults, there are also Late Night programs held every Friday where the museum holds its doors open till midnight where they run readings, film screenings, family programs, concerts and live performances.

4. Perot Museum of Nature and Science

2201 N Field St, Dallas, TX 75201

(214) 428-5555

The newly minted Perot Museum never fails to wow crowds; featuring more than 180,000 square feet of event and exhibit space, six floors, 11 permanent exhibit halls and 6 learning labs, there is really no equal to this museum anywhere within its vicinity. The current museum is the result of a merger between Dallas Museum of Natural History, the Science Place and the Dallas Children's Museum in 2006 and they've certainly risen in ranks as one of the top must-visit places in Dallas, Tx. Be warned: wear your walking shoes and get ready to leg it. Rummage through hands-on exhibits like science experiments, soak in the info about the Maya people and their ancient civilization, or take your kids/students through the immersive exhibits on the human body, space, robotics, and dinosaurs.

Fueling Up with Great Eats around the Museums 
All that excitement, and not to mention walking, is sure to get your tummy rumbling. Worry not, there is tons of food to be found all around the art and science museums mentioned above. They are either a short walk away (if you're interested in popping into downtown retail outlets or stop by for an ice-cream on a hot day), or the Dallas charter bus can easily get you to any restaurant, diner, fast food joint, eatery or bar of your choice.

Eating out in downtown Dallas is always a gastronomical affair. There are delicious freshly-squeezed juices and yummy sandwiches at the Dallas Museum of Art's on-site restaurant, which is called the DMA Cafe, superb mushroom swiss cheeseburger, hickory cheeseburger, Hunky's Club or Tuna Salad Sandwich at Hunky's Hamburger, and an all-American and Continental buffet at Pyramid Restaurant. The latter boasts of scrumptious signature breakfast sets, artisan bread, fresh juice, freshly-brewed coffee and smoked salmon to suit even picky palates. If you're not tight for time, pop by the Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck which is a casual but chic lunch-ing spot in the midst of one of the world's classiest sculpture centers.

To walk off the calories, bring the rented charter bus to Klyde Warren Park which has a 5.2-acre public space over Woodall Rodgers Freeway. It is open till late, approximately 11pm. In fact, to kill two birds with one stone, be on the lookout for a large number of food trucks lining up adjacent to the park. It's when 'eat-and-go' gets really real.

  • DMA Cafe
    1717 N Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75201
    (214) 922-1835
  • Hunky's Hamburger
    321 N Bishop Ave, Dallas, TX 75208
    (214) 941-3322
    10 minutes from Dallas Museum of Art
  • Pyramid Restaurant
    1717 N Akard St, Dallas, TX 75201
    (214) 720-5249
    Around the corner from Dallas Museum of Art
  • Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck
    2001 Flora St, Dallas, TX 75201
    (214) 242-5144
  • Klyde Warren Park
    2012 Woodall Rodgers Fwy, Dallas, TX 75201
    (214) 716-4500
So, if you're an art enthusiast, painter or a lover of fine paintings, Dallas is the real deal. People are passionate about the arts, deeply enthused about making others, especially visitors, happy with their cuisine, and are always willing to share their devotion to art education. Apart from setting your train of thought chugging along after seeing the fine lineup of paintings and sculptures, you'll also get to satiate your appetite with intricate local cuisine while making new friends with the locals.

Dallas Has an Art Scene that's Placed it Firmly on the World Map

To the surprise of many, Dallas is an established art district and is deserving of the many accolades that it has won in the past. The large number of world-renowned museums, top-notch exhibition venues, and classy theaters you can find in downtown Dallas will definitely make your jaw drop. All you need to do is to know where to find them and I, for one, hope you will have the time of your life in the Big D.

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First Time Visitor to Chicago, There Are Lots of Musts to Follow

A first time visitor, you have made the right decision to visit Chicago as your itinerary will get flooded with things that are must-see and must-do. Chicago is an immense destination presenting friendly locals to finest cultural institutions, besides world-famous eateries in restaurants. It is a city coming alive, suitable as a vacation and has best attraction. Make your getaway with Chicago as it has lots of must-do activities.

Your activities may include taking an architecture cruise or enjoying the nightlife, restaurants, museums and shopping. Chicago does not simply boast of its craft breweries, attractions, cuisine and entertainment. It certainly has the best orchestra and the tallest building to be proud of. Even sports enthusiasts to shopaholics and foodies to thrill-seekers are sure to find something in Chicago, no one will be disappointed.

Chicago River cruise gives a peep into the architecture and on stepping into the tour boat; you can see the downtown and stunning buildings that will keep your eyes wide open.

Tip: Even if you are visiting Chicago for a day, do not skip this activity.

Navy Pier is also the must-see tourist attractions. It has undergone renovations aiming to promote its appeal and now has a slew of local restaurants, an IMAX theater, best theaters, children's museum and traveling exhibitions. The Ferris wheel is another must-see here and visiting Navy Pier is worthy.

Museum Campus has three best attractions, the Shedd Aquarium, the field Museum and the Adler Planetarium. These offer the best views and fans of aquatic life, natural history or outer space are sure to find the Museum Campus tickling curiosity.

Deep dish pizza, you must have heard about this dish. This is the signature slice of the city. Deep dish is baked, thick and heavy mess of tomatoes and cheese. It is divine and the first-timers are sure to fall for this dish found in Lincoln Park. If you want local cuisine, treat in Chicago for the best Italian beefs.

City Navigation

Though Chicago is a giant city, navigation is easy by taxi, walking and public transportation. You can cut the transportation time and make it by renting bike.

Tip: The numerical grid system in Chicago offers easy directions. As you plan the route, remember, 1 mile = 8 blocks.

Many of the attractions in the city are a ride away or a short walk. Walking allows you to see the city and its treasures in the downtown areas. The trains and buses of CTA are cost-effective and fast offering unlimited rides. A 1-day pass is $10, while a pass for 3 days in $20 and $28 for 7 days pass.

Taxis are abundant and the rates are based on gas prices. You can take a hop on and off tour bus.

Parking and driving 
Securing a spot downtown for parking is difficult, though you can navigate by car as per the grid. The easiest is to park in garages, but the rates are on hourly basis and they are expensive.

Eat hot dogs the Chicago-style; however go to Portillo's for sandwiches and dogs. For deep dish pizza, hot dogs and Italian beef sandwiches visit Lou Malnati's. In fact, the Pizzeria Uno and Pequod's are the best stops in the city.

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A Seattle Visit Can Be Within Your Wallet, If You Opt for Free Options

Seattle, ideally situated between mountain ranges on the Puget Sound banks is a great place for outdoor recreation. Seattle is a sophisticated place, prominent for its airplanes and technology, as it is for Sasquatch and salmon.

There are plenty of free things such as visiting a garden. Seattle parks are unique and there is free option in most places including one day a month free even for Seattle Tacoma museum. If you are not a person liking museums, there is more available for cheap or free.

One point to bear in mind is that the parking in Seattle is not free always. Before planning find the cheapest place, so that the parking charges do not eat away all your money. Parking is free on street on Sundays, but it is not easy to find a spot.

The attractions and activities provide extreme to mellow doses and there are plenty of indoor sports. The connection to marine offers a view of the Seattle aquarium. Visitors can take a sea kayak rental and get out of the water. There are woodland parks and scenic waterfronts showing you the natural beauty of the region.

Majority of the landmarks in Seattle allow visiting for free. You may wander and view the Space Needle, art galleries, Center House and also hang at the International Fountain. There is Metro Transit buses taking you in free ride areas that are close to the Seattle Center. There are free nights offered for teens and seniors at the museums and per month on a weeknight, everyone can enjoy visiting for free Tacoma Art Museum, Bellevue Art Museum, Seattle Asian Art Museum and Seattle Art Museum.

Seattle is dotted with green spaces and is free. Explore or go on a hike to glasshouses or old water towers. Pike Place Market cost a fee, but wandering the market is free.

Transport

Link Light Rail is for every 6 to 15 minutes and is available from Sea-Tac international airport to downtown Seattle. The Metro transit King County offers downtown Seattle bus service. It also has mobile app.

There is pass for all-day transit at $8 and is available at all vending machines that allow unlimited riding. However, the transit pass is $3.50 per ride. Streetcars are at 10-15 minutes and the fare is $2.50 for an adult.

The Monorail operates regularly between 7.30 am to 11 pm and on weekends from 8.30 am to 11pm. The ticket is $2.50 for an adult. There are ride-sharing features with Lyft, Uber and Sidecar on the parking garage third floor. You can take a town car, a limo or taxi ride from the baggage claim. All rides may be schedules with phone apps.

There are rental cars available by hour, shuttle buses 24/7, courtesy vehicles and shuttles, besides shared-ride vans and shuttle express. Seattle rail has Amtrak serving routes.

Food options

The options at Seattle for food are endless. Try the pizza dip, handmade pasta from Lake Union, Seafood in Madrona, watch pasta made in Italian restaurants. Altura restaurant offers innovative foods that are lighter on the wallet and full for your food palette.

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Seafood and Spice: What to Eat When You Travel in the Bahamas

So you want to take a vacation in the tropical paradise of The Bahamas. You've found your flights, picked your accommodation and planned your activities. But what will you eat while you're there? Although many hotels and restaurants do offer typical contemporary Western food, no travel experience is complete without tasting the local cuisine. What can you expect to be served up in The Bahamas?

The Bahamas is an archipelago consisting of over 700 islands. Due to the abundance of water, traditional Bahamian cuisine relies heavily on foods which can be gathered from the ocean. Seafood is a staple in The Bahamas. The national dish is conch (pronounced as 'konk'), a large, tropical variety of sea snail. The mollusc's flesh is firm and very pale in colour. There are plenty of ways to prepare and serve conch, including steaming, stewing or deep fried. Fresh, uncooked conch, scored open and sprinkled with spices and lime juice, is also a delectable treat.

Bahamian cuisine includes shellfish such as crabs and rock lobster. Rock lobsters are also known as spiny lobsters or crayfish and are usually served broiled, minced or in a salad. Crab species such as the Florida stone crab are eaten in many cultures, though crab dishes in The Bahamas are commonly served baked.

The other common seafood found in The Bahamas is, of course, fish. There is a huge range of ways to prepare fish, but a favourite traditional Bahamian dish is boiled fish served with grits. Large fish like grouper and bonefish can also be fried, sautéed, baked or grilled.

Despite the plentiful seafood, chicken, pork and goat are also popular meat dishes. Some tourist destinations offer chicken as an alternative to seafood to cater for guests with seafood allergies. Roasted iguana meat was once a popular meal; however, due to the species' endangered status, iguanas are safely off the menu.

Soups are a mainstay of Caribbean cuisine, and The Bahamas are no exception. Many cultures have a fondness for soup, spawning endless combinations of ingredients. The most popular soups in The Bahamas include conch soup, split pea and ham soup, fish chowder, pepper pot stew and pea soup with dumplings and salt beef. For a uniquely Caribbean soup, the bold flavours of souse, a soup made from meat, water, onions, celery, lime juice and peppers, are a classic.

Tropical fruits are a key element of Bahamian cuisine, whether eaten on their own or as a delicious ingredient in a range of dishes. Pineapples, mangoes, guavas, passion fruit, sapodillas and papayas are all grown in The Bahamas. Papaya is one of the most versatile fruits, used in dessert, chutneys and tropical drinks. Papayas contain papain, an enzyme which breaks down tough meat fibres and is thus used as meat tenderiser. It is also a key ingredient in 'Goombay' marmalade, a Bahamian condiment made from papaya, pineapple and green ginger.

Dessert in The Bahamas is a very fruity affair, with nearly all traditional desserts containing tropical fruit. Fresh fruit is delightfully sweet on its own, but can also be baked into tarts, crumbles or any other baked goods. Duff is a traditional Bahamian dessert created by folding fruit, particularly guava, into dough and then boiling it.

As you'd expect of any tropical island, The Bahamas also offer an impressive range of beverages. Switcha is one of the most famous drinks and is made from native limes or lemon with added sugar and water. Coconut water is often served as light refreshment and can be blended with sweet milk and gin to make sky juice. Bahamian cuisine offers a range of other cocktails, including the Bahama Mama rum punch, the Goombay Smash, the Yellow Bird and the Planter's Punch. Beer is also a popular beverage, served chilled to wash away the heat.

Each local eatery will have their own spin on Bahamian cuisine. The dishes are seasonal and change throughout the year as well. That's part of the enjoyment - every meal is a new adventure in The Bahamas!

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