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How to Travel West to East Like a Pro

How to Travel West to East Like a Pro

Apr 22, 2015

Whether you’re a travel amateur, a travel veteran, or an absolute gypsy–there are some things that all of us could benefit from when it comes to travel advice. No matter how you travel, you’ve no doubt been the victim of a blog or post that told you take something you never used….or you found something you forgot to pack that would have really come in handy. From bags to toiletries, types of clothes, practical shoes, and a shewee, below are some useful tips, hints and tricks to get your through any style journey you’re about to adventure on!    What To Pack In So many times you’ve heard what to pack, what not to pack and how to pack it, but in what? Unless you’re hiking Nepal, less is better. A great back-pack or rucksack can go a really long way. Learn how to military fold most clothes, and limit yourself to one style of shorts and pants, then pack five t-shirts. You’ll want to make sure your bag fits into the overhead compartment of the lowest economy flight in Europe–they’re pretty on the up and up with size standards. You never know what airline you might end up on during your journey, and better safe than sorry with checked baggage fees these days. A safe bet is a bag no bigger than: 55cm x 40cm x 20 cm. You can find killer deals for backpacks on sites like Finish Line and Sports Authority, or get creative and go super-durable with something from Home Depot. Clothes One of the worst things in the world is reading about covering up in Muslim countries, and packing for winter weather in 90°F heat. Not cool. Don’t be that guy. Most countries, while very religious, are pretty progressive. You can beat the heat and be modest. Stores like American Eagle and Forever 21 have super stylish gear for both outdoor days and nights out–that aren’t too revealing for countries in East Asia. What’s even more amazing–they have super sweet daily deals on Groupon for up to 90% off the retail price. Toiletries A great way to stay clean and keep your trip cheap is to pack things like...

6 Budgeting Tips to Consider when Planning to Visit USA

6 Budgeting Tips to Consider when Planning to Visit USA

Apr 7, 2014

Leaving for a vacation overseas can turn out to be the most disappointing experience if one has not budget the amount of money to spend during the vacation. It is always advisable not to forget the unexpected expenses. Set aside money in your travel budget to cover those costs you might not anticipate, like a perfect souvenir or a forgotten travel essential. Your vacation can frustrate you when there is acute shortage of money. Once you have created a budget for your vacation, you can easily rest with assurance that you won’t find an alarmingly large credit bill or several overdraft fees waiting for you when you get home. Though coming up with an estimate of costs associated with your vacation is a tedious operation, you are required to take time and consider all aspects of your trip. Here are some of the budgeting tips to consider when planning a visit to the United States of America.  For a vacation you can apply for us esta online. Travel insurance When it comes to travel insurance, the USA is one of the most expensive destination to get cover for.  This is mainly due to higher costs of medical treatment in the USA.  You can save some cash when buying travel insurance by comparing travel insurance prices online.   If you are travelling to multiple countries and spending a fraction of the time in the USA, a tip from the experts at compare travel insurance is to look out for an insurer that allows you to choose the destination that you are spending the most amount of time in, rather than the destination that is farthest away. Accommodation In a continent described with classy life which might drain your pocket, accommodation issue should be handled with a holistic approach. Some travelers prefer hostels because of the low rates and atmosphere of camaraderie. This is advisable in the US but avoid reservations. Always research your options and find out the best outlet. If you plan to stay in hotels, book your room far in advance- many hotels here offer online reservations.(image by business_traveler) Transportation While visiting different destinations within the large continent, it is always recommended to use the perfect...

Soul Search Though Travelling- Healthy Travel Lifestyle

Don’t you ever get tired or doing the same thing every day? Going through the same routine from home, school, work then back, it’s like an endless viscous cycle that could consume your whole being, before you know it you’re all wrinkled up, stuck on your rocking chair filled with resentment with “what ifs and what could haves” . And the most painful part would be “I could have given up where I am now to see the world.” But then again the moment that you’d realize there this, it would already be too late. Before this would happen to you, think twice on where you are right now whether you’re happy with your daily routine or you would want to unleash your inner peace and search your soul.Tired of the Same Every Day? If you’re tired with the same cycle everyday then fret no more, check your schedule and get a week off. Hop on a plane, a bus or a ferry and take the journey that could change your life. Travelling isn’t just some recreational hobby or a job for some TV hosts, it’s a lifestyle. It’s supposed to be part of who you are. It makes you see the world, get in one with nature and find your inner peace. And it doesn’t have to be expensive mind you, no, not at all.   Traveling Means I Have To Be Rich, Right? Travelling doesn’t necessarily mean spending thousands of dollars by hopping on a plane and going somewhere fancy, it doesn’t have to be very far, you can go the next state or through the woods, hop on to the next island or hitch hick to somewhere you’ve never been to. Travelling Opens Your Soul Travelling will open not just your eyes, but your souls as well. Rest assured when you’d get back, you’ll be a better person. You’ll feel renewed, re-energized and revitalized. It’s one of the things worth spending for. Write New Adventures Take a step in writing new adventures, finding true love and making new friends. Let go of your busy office life, your worries and anxieties for a week and experience freedom and inner peace. Climb the...

6 Things You Need to Know about The Annapurna Circuit Trail

There are many exciting hiking trails in the world such as Kungsleden in Sweden, Grand Canyon hike, USA, Fitx roy trek in Argentina, Yoshida trail, Mount Fuji in Japan and the Bibbulmun track in Australia. All these hiking trails have amazing features such as amazing view points, flora, fauna and remarkable landscape. This is because most treks involve mountains, hills or valleys, something that will cause physical exercise and a journey of a life time. The world`s most renowned hikers and mountain climber s have journey in most of these trails just to explore the beauty of country and enjoy the culture, lifestyle and tradition of people living around the trail routes. The Annapurna circuit is renowned worldwide ever since it was opened to foreigners in the 1980s. This circuit involves trekking around the giant Annapurna massif and once the trek is complete at the tip there is a panoramic view of the Himalayas.   Especially when hiking the Annapurna Circuit, there are things you can do to make your holiday unforgettable. The following are great facts about the Annapurna circuit. 1- Permits The Nepalese authorities require all hikers to purchase two permits before hiking which are Annapurna Conservation Area Permit ( ACAP) and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS card). These permits are required in order to enter the Annapurna area and are checked at points all along the circuit. Fortunately these cards don’t expire while within the circuit but once the hiker leaves the circuit he or she will need to purchase new permits. 2- Map Hikers will require maps while on the circuit and they can be purchased in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There are maps of different sizes and scales. The best map should include the New Annapurna Trekking Trails (NATT) and side trails. The maps are quite affordable since the cost ranges from $2- $7. 3- The NATT guide This guide provides information for trails that help to avoid the road and gives amazing information about the villages along the trekking route. The guide is vital because its very informative since it has detailed information about the culture and tradition of the people living in the nearby villages along the circuit. 4- Gear Pack Hikers should bring their own gear bag packs or they can purchase or rent gear packs in Kathmandu or Pokhara. This is important...