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Few Tips to Save Money on your Flights

Few Tips to Save Money on your Flights

Jun 25, 2016

Asia is indeed a continent that offers something for every person, from Thailand’s superb beaches to the temples of Hanoi and Beijing’s famous shopping districts you are rest assured to discover your ideal destination. Asia’s leading travel destinations offer an amazing experience of adventure, ancient culture, history, and a variety of incredible things to do in each destination. In addition the continent offers visitors affordable accommodation, food and flights making it a perfect holiday destination. Here is a list of a few tips to help you save money on your flights: 1. Book in reputable sites Booking your flight in reputable sites such as Traveloka is the first major step to see to it that you save money on your flights. The main advantage of these sites is that they have detailed search tools due to their experience in flight searches, which offer you an opportunity to concentrate your search on exactly those results that fit your criteria. In addition they help you search flexible dates and add close airports to increase your chances of getting pocket friendly costs. 2. Purchase in advance and find deals ahead After identifying reputable sites it is important that you immediately begin looking for the airlines that offer the most affordable rates. Most of the airlines offer low charges as a baseline fee, and as these tickets sell with time, the remaining ones often increase in cost. Hardly do airlines tickets become cheaper when your departure date approaches, particularly if you must fly on a specific date. 3. Subscribe to the airline promotions When booking your flight as with any other online purchase, there is a good possibility that various airline ticket discounts maybe available. Sometimes you may come across an old-fashioned coupon in a book, and, obviously, you can search for discount codes online. You should make sure you register for newsletters from airlines you use often, and you will receive updates on their latest promotions. It is also important to book directly with airlines’ websites instead of using third party sites because sometimes, you may get promo codes in your e-mail since you signed up for e-mail from your preferred online travel agencies and airlines. 4....

Reasons to Rent: Why You Should Never Rush a Condo Buy

A condo is a very large investment. For one, it costs a heck of a lot of money – and in many cases, your purchase will be costing you more in the first few months as you pay off loans and fix the place up. However, as property investments go, owning a condominium is a good way to increase the value of some of your equity, and if the condominium’s board of owners allows it, you could be putting some of that money to work by renting your condo out. Like any big purchase, however, it’s important to be extremely mindful of the cons before you jump on the pros of a purchase as a reason to buy anything in the condominium market. If you feel like you’re ready to make a big property decision in your life, it’s important to know whether or not getting a condominium is really what you want – not just now, but three, five, ten years from now as well. So let’s go over six very simple reasons why rushing to buy a condo is never a wise move, even at the sight of what seems like a great deal: A Condo Is A Long-term Investment Don’t go into a condo buy thinking that the price tag you see is about as much as you’ll have to afford. Condo owners, regardless of whether they’re paying mortgage or not, still have to pay monthly maintenance fees and premiums for fire insurance, etc. It will most certainly take a little while before your big condominium purchase will make you money. The factors that you’ll be depending on include the strength of the housing market in the near and far future, and the interest for condominiums in your area. If you’re buying a condo in order to watch its value rise for a resale later on, or to rent it out to couples and families in the area, then you’ll do best to speak with a professional investment advisor about what options are safest for you and your money. Otherwise, buy a condo to live in it. And if it’ll make you some money in the future, great. In fact, you...

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...

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...

Tops Five Tourist Attractions in Malaysia

Tops Five Tourist Attractions in Malaysia

Jan 12, 2015

For all types of tourists visiting Malaysia for the first time, there are two main distinct experiences that the country offers. These are the peninsula and Borneo. The Malaysian Borneo features a wild jungle full of interesting places and sites such as granite peaks and orangutans while the peninsula offers a mix of Indian, Chinese as well as Malay flavors especially in the capital city, Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia is also popular for luxury resorts and even beautiful islands. Some of the main tourists’ attractions in Malaysia include: Cameron highlands. These are extensive hill stations developed by the British and the highlands are inhabited by several ethnic groups among them Chinese, Indians and Malays. This region is popular with tourists who enjoy jungle walks as they explore the tranquil spots around the highlands. The Cameron highlands are also known for its waterfalls. Visitors also get to book tea factory tours as the highland also has tea plantations. Taman Negara In Malay, Taman Negara means national park and is known to be one of the oldest tropical rain forests on the planet. The forest features amazing waterfalls, jungle treks and even massive trees. It is also popular with its longest canopy walkways in the world. This national park is also a home to various endangered species such as tigers, rhinos and even Asian elephants. (Image by min lim) PulauTioman This is a small island that is located off the east coasts of the peninsula. This island has previously been selected by the Time Magazine as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Tourists visit the island to have a taste of the paradise that is surrounded by white coral reefs. The numerous reefs make the island a haven for several interesting activities such as scuba diving. The interior of the island is densely forested and is mainly visited between November and February. Mount Kinabalu This is the highest mountain in Borneo, with its summit reaching to a height of 4,095 meters. The mountain is popular with its tremendous biodiversity in botanical as well as biological species. These include numerous species of birds, ferns and even mammalian species. Tourists with proper physical conditions are also...

Top Outdoor Activities in Qatar

Top Outdoor Activities in Qatar

Jan 9, 2015

Whether you are visiting Qatar for the first time, working or even living there, there are various outdoor activities that you can enjoy. These activities range from sailing and desert trips and camping to swimming and diving on the warm beaches of the Qatar coastline. Some of the top activities that are full of fun as well as adventurous places include: Parks There are numerous well maintained parks in Qatar that are great spots for having family picnics, family gathering as well as strolling and running. Some of the most popular parks include Sheraton park, Museum of Islamic Art Park, Aspire Park, Al Rumaila Park and Dahl Al Hammam Park. Most of these parks targets families, offering great relaxation experience to both kids and adults.(Image by Osarieme Eweka) Kayaking This is a popular activity organized in Qatar especially common in Al Thakhira through the mangrove plantations. Visitors get to enjoy paddling through the mangroves in full moon or even explore in a dhow ride as they learn more of the pearling and fishing cultures of Qatar. Another interesting activity common in Qatar is snorkeling which is mainly done in Fuwairit. Desert trips and camping For those after more adventure in a more challenging terrain in Qatar, the desert is the top place to visit. There are numerous activities that can be enjoyed while in the deserts. One of them includes a popular sport especially with the Qataris and the expatriate known as dune bashing. For the sport, visitors usually use SUVs or even Toyota Land Cruiser. Another desert activity is renting a dune buggy especially in Sealine Beach resort. Beaches Qatar is surrounded by water on all its sides. This has given the country many beautiful beaches stretching along its coastline. They offer a variety of lovely places that attracts many tourists from all over the world. Some of the most popular beaches include Fuwairit Beach, Zekreet Beach, Al Ghariya Beach, Mesaieed Beach located near the Sealine Beach resort and even Dukhan Beach. Cruises and boat/dhow riding The dhow is very familiar with people living and working in Qatar. The dhow was used traditionally in fishing and is currently a popular activity with many...