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Top 10 Things to Do on Your First Visit to Koh Samui

Top 10 Things to Do on Your First Visit to Koh Samui

Apr 27, 2017

Thailand is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the entire world, and for good reason. The food, culture and budget-friendly nature of the place make a combination you can;t beat. If you’re visiting Thailand for the first time you might want to consider coming to Koh Samui. It’s the second largest island in Thailand, and one of the most popular destinations, So while your browsing some Koh Samui vacation rentals please keep in mind some of the amazing things you need to do when you arrive. 1) Go Diving Koh Samui has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world and is a prime spot for diving. The water around Koh Samui is great for diving, and it’s considered one of the safest locations for first timers anywhere. If you don;t have any experience diving then you can learn from any number of diving schools, get certified, and be out on the water in no time. 2) Enjoy Some Street Food The street food in Thailand is world famous for being inexpensive, tasty, and one of the biggest draws for tourists. You shouldn’t miss the chance to expand your tastes, and save a little money in the process. One of the easiest tricks to avoid eating at the bad places is to look for the locals. If the local Thais are willing to eat there it’s a good bet the food is healthy and tasty. 3) Visit the Big Buddha The Big Buddha temple should definitely be on your list of things to see. The statue itself is made of gold and is one of the islands most prominent landmarks. When you first go to the temple you will note how it;s connected by a causeway to the island itself. Please be respectful when visiting the temple. 4) Go to the Samui Aquarium If you want to see some wildlife and are just looking for a place to relax for an afternoon then Samui Aquarium is it. The aquarium itself has been designed to mimic a fishing village so it might not quite be what you’re used to. It has a really diverse collection of sea life ranging from manta rays,...

Don’t Forget to Buy a Travel Insurance policy Before Your Next Overseas Trip!

Imagine yourself travelling to your dream destination abroad for the first time! The very thought can give you goose bumps out of sheer excitement, isn’t it? If given a chance, what would be on your list? Brand new clothes, accessories, adventure sports outfits, binoculars, DSLRs and first aid? But, before you go ahead, wait, and think! Like everything in life, travel is also accompanied by its set of risks. You might face a medical emergency in a foreign place where you do not have any personal contacts! What you can do instead is to choose a suitable travel insurance plan. Let’s have a look at the overall advantages of a travel insurance plan through certain examples: Case 1 Mr. Singh visited Bangkok, Thailand with his family. However, on reaching there, they discovered that one of their bags was missing. They consulted the airline authorities only to find that it might have been misplaced at the original destination itself and might have been lost! The family incurred the loss with only a half-hearted assurance from the authorities that if they find it, they will be contacted. Travel Insurance pays the cost of lost or misplaced baggage: If Mr. Singh had availed a travel insurance, the content of the bag would not have been found but their estimated monetary value could be reimbursed to the family. In its absence, even though the family was not responsible, they had to bear the loss personally. Case 2 Mr. Sahay is a social worker. He loves to travel to remote foreign locations with harsh weather conditions and unsuitable political situations to research on people’s lives there. While on such trip to Ireland last month, he fell extremely ill due to the spreading of hay fever in a village. Though, he was ready to spend money on medical treatment, there was no hospital or proper medical facility available nearby. The proper city hospital was located 5,000 miles away from where he was. He was not able to move and there were no proper facilities to carry him to the city hospital. Medical evacuation and expenses covered: A travel insurance plan can pay for his medical evacuation to the city where...

How Can You Use Currency To Choose Your Summer Holiday Locations?

How Can You Use Currency To Choose Your Summer Holiday Locations?

Mar 28, 2016

With financial markets falling and the options for stimulating growth diminishing, several analysts believe that another global recession is just around the corner. While some investors may shift their attention to leveraged products such as CFD (what is CFD trading explained), others will look to take advantage of foreign exchange (FX) instead. Since the economic downturn of 2008, several central banks have attempted to boost inflation by driving down interest rates into negative territory, which has also helped lower the level of their respective currencies. As a result, investors are given ample opportunities to convert one currency to another and make lots of profit in the process. But what has this got to do with summer holiday locations? Well, if you identify a destination with a currency that is weaker than your own country’s currency, you will benefit from a cheaper deal and lots more spending money. How foreign exchange rates work The way foreign exchange figures get quoted may seem a little confusing, but they are essentially the value of one country’s currency against another. A strong dollar for instance is actually shown by a lower figure, as it takes less to buy another country’s currency. Although a range of factors affect exchange rates, which can include government debt and the relative strength of other currencies, the biggest influence tends to be inflation rates. If these are higher compared with other countries, exchange rates tend to be low. Interest rates also make a difference, but they are always relative to other countries. Exchange rates can change dramatically within the course of the week, especially when political decisions that will affect the economy are made. After a date for Great Britain’s referendum to leave the EU was announced, the pound slumped to a seven-year low, a level associated with previous crises for the currency. Using currency to choose your holiday destination  Even if you have a specific holiday destination in mind, it makes sense to check how strong the country’s currency is before booking. Otherwise, a relaxing retreat could turn into an expensive endeavour due to unfavourable exchange rates. What’s more, you might miss out on visiting a location where your money will go...

Canada Cares: Youth Programs and the National Parks

Canada Cares: Youth Programs and the National Parks

Oct 30, 2015

National parks are protected areas of stunning countryside that house a diverse mixture of flora and fauna. Canada currently has 37 national parks spread out over its 13 provinces with plans to add many more over the coming years. National parks are ideal places to take children whether for camping holidays or a short visit, and many parks offer games and activities that appeal to kids of all ages. Parks Canada has introduced a number of programs designed to get children interested in nature and encourage them to spend time in some of the most breathtakingly beautiful places the world has to offer. Learn to Camp Camping vacations are ideal ways to experience the great outdoors and teach children valuable skills that will last a lifetime. For families that have yet to experience the fun of a camping trip, Parks Canada offers camping lessons to help prepare children for their first outdoor adventures. Experienced guides are on hand to teach children how to put up a tent, how to cook outdoors and what equipment is necessary for a safe and enjoyable camping trip. Camping is only allowed in designated areas of national parks, and it is advisable to check with Parks Canada to see which parks offer camping amenities. My Parks Pass The My Parks Pass is a fantastic scheme that gives children currently in Grade 8 free entry to all national parks for a year whether they visit with their family or as part of a school trip. The scheme also gives students the opportunity to win an all-expenses paid trip to a national park, historic site, or marine conservation area for their entire class. Parents of grade 8 pupils can order a My Parks Pass online from the main website. Off-roading is one of the best ways to explore everything that Canada’s national parks have to offer, and a Atlantic Dodge dealer can offer some excellent deals on four-wheel drive vehicles. Heritage Chocolate What better way to get kids interested in the outdoors than by offering them chocolate? Heritage chocolate events are held at various historic sites and are designed to teach children about the role chocolate production has played in Canada’s...

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...

Top 10 Must See Caribbean Beaches

Top 10 Must See Caribbean Beaches

Mar 2, 2015

You could be forgiven for thinking that if you had seen one stunning Caribbean beach, you had seen them all. However, this isn’t actually the case. From white sands that stretch for miles to tiny sheltered coves and dramatic rocky inlets; here is our pick of the top 10 Caribbean beaches you simply must see. Grace Bay – Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Sitting within Princess Alexandra National Park in Providenciales is Grace Bay; one of the most famous and most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean. Pristine white sands are edged by sparkling turquoise waters, stretching over three miles along the coastline. Providenciales best restaurants and most exclusive resorts are but a sun-dazed stumble away, though we doubt you will want to leave the beach anyway. Trunk Bay – St John Trunk Bay was donated to the US National Park Service by Lawrence S. Rockefeller 50 years ago and has since become known as the best beach in St John. The National Park provides a stunning backdrop for the beach and hiking the historic sugar plantations and surrounding greenery is a great way of killing time between topping-up your tan on the immaculate sands. Trunk Bay’s underwater snorkelling trail attracts enthusiasts from across the world, all of them lured by the promise of seeing at least 30 species of fish and countless underwater monuments in a single 30 minute snorkel session. With waters this clear, we don’t doubt this promise for a second. Love Beach – New Providence Island, Nassau This secluded spot is perfect for those who want to leave the world behind and relax undisturbed. The shallow waters of Love Beach stretch out almost half a mile into the sea, making it prime for snorkelling. Unspoilt reefs sit a mile from the coast but you needn’t venture even that far before you see your first fish; slip on your snorkelling gear and step just a few feet into the water and you’ll soon see them swimming around you. Those seeking hidden treasures deeper down can dive a seemingly endless amount of shipwrecks and caves. Nassau offers some of the best diving in the world and divers flock to experience the area’s blue holes....