Entering into a restaurant in Paris can be a formidable experience for uninitiated travelers. Not only do they have to contend with trying to make their wishes understood by a waiter who may or may not speak their language, but they must learn quickly how to adapt to local dining customs.
The Paris dining scene can be bewildering for those first time travelers who have no idea where to start, though if you’re confused about the difference between a bistrot and a brasserie, or if you feel intimidated by the prospect of going into any French restaurant and ordering a meal, then you’ve come to the right place!
Paris is a European shopping mecca, and the buzz and hype that surrounds the shopping experience here is like no other. Beautiful neighborhoods are bursting at the seams with designer fashion stores, and stylish people strutting the streets. It’s safe to say that Paris is a shopper’s dream.
Set up with over five major department stores and 17,500 + shops, the shops in Paris don’t sell clothes. They sell lifestyles. Though for those who can’t afford to shop at flagship stores, the city is still packed with an amazing range of discount and outlet stores.
In the lead up to Paris fashion week, the following is a guide for Paris fashion you can afford. For those fond of fashion who don’t want to spend a fortune, these are the best discount stores and factory outlets. You’ll find top international designer brands at prices discounted from 30 to 80%!
Cuba tourism is booming now that their relationship has warmed with the United States, and a lot more people are starting to plan travel to the island.
Though many people are surprised that Cuba is not a cheap country to travel through. And it’s not, if you stay in fancy hotels and eat at the typical tourist taunts. Group tour packages run between $3,000 – $5,000 right now and many times this price doesn’t even include your flight!
Though as US travel restrictions are loosened and tourism floodgates open, there are many ways for you to travel through Cuba on the cheap. And, if you follow through to the giveaway at the bottom of the post, ViaHero is giving residents of Canada and the United States a chance to travel to Cuba for free!
In an ideal world, everyone would have enough money to travel. But in reality that’s not the case. And for many people, their best option for travel is taking out a personal loan.
And in many situations there’s nothing wrong with that. Personal loans are a great way to reach a short term goal, and with better interest rates than credit cards, are a much safer way to fund your holiday. However you do need to approach this sensibly. Banks see the yawning gap between reality and aspirations as a tremendous opportunity, and you need to be smart enough to borrow responsibly.
So if you’re considering taking out a personal loan for travel, make sure you’ve understood the following.
If you’ve got your eyes set on Russia for your next vacation, then there’s certainly no looking back! Its grandeur and opulence in combination with the harshness of its climate will cast a spell on you.
As one of the most beautiful winter destinations in the world, Russia owes its popularity to the incredibly scenery and the majestic places it has to offer. Here is a list of only a few of them.
Europe is one of those destinations where you could easily spend $400 a night on a standard hotel room, or throw down $20 for a burger, and there’s no doubt that the expensive reputation of some European cities can be intimidating for first time visitors. It’s not always the cheapest getaway.
Yet Europe is one of the most iconic backpacking destinations in the world and continues to welcome millions of budget travelers touring the continent with very little cash to spend.
These travelers know that even the most expensive cities have room to economize, and that if you’re willing to sacrifice a little comfort and convenience, Europe doesn’t have to break the bank.
The Eiffel Tower truly is one of the most iconic, most visited and most photographed landmarks in France, and if you love travel photography, getting the perfect shot will most likely be at the top of your list.
Situated in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, whether you’re cruising past it on the Seine, climbing to the roof of a nearby Cathedral, or standing directly below it, there are a million ways to get a shot of the Eiffel Tower, and it’s quite easy to take a great photo here. Though this is one of the most photographed landmarks in the world, so what’s not always easy is taking an interesting one. As a tourist, it’s difficult to capture a unique angle which the world hasn’t already seen.
The following are great photography locations for shooting the Eiffel Tower. Head here if you’re looking to travel like a photographer and not a tourist.
There are many, many reasons you should purchase health insurance when traveling abroad, the most obvious being to protect yourself in the case of an emergency, though some countries are beginning to require health coverage as a mandatory condition of entry, meaning travelers no longer have the choice to travel without a plan.
Expat hubs around the world are beginning to require mandatory health insurance before issuing a visa, and more and more countries are deciding to refuse entry without it. Many travelers don’t realize that without the correct insurance, they could be turned away from the destination they are visiting before they make it past airport arrivals.
The following countries are among those jumping on the trend of making health insurance mandatory for those wishing to travel or live overseas.
A romantic getaway is a perfect excuse to explore a new corner of the world. And it when it comes to dreamy European cities, there’s nowhere quite so magical as Prague.
Winding cobbled streets, cosy pubs on every corner, bohemian outdoor markets and breath-taking views no matter where you look, the so-called ‘golden city’ was made for couples. With careful planning, in just a short weekend break you can see all its varied sights and enjoy plenty of quality time with your other half.
To help you organise a faultless trip, we’ve put together five date ideas guaranteed to have you leaving the Czech Republic feeling blissfully loved up.
Museums are a fantastic way to immerse yourself in the history and culture of each place you visit, and Dublin is full of fantastic options; from gardens, parks, and galleries, to those that include a local pint of Guinness or Whiskey at the end of your tour!
A small capitol with a huge reputation, Dublin offers all of the crowd favorites you would expect from a museum scene; there’s a national gallery, museum of natural history and plenty of historical museums as well. There are, however also plenty of spots that celebrate Ireland’s rich cultural history, architecture, and the outdoors.
Whether you’re a tourist or a local, you can always count on the following museums for a fun and fascinating day out.
A Central Park Tour is such a great way to explore the beauty of the Big Apple’s signature park! If you’re interested in taking one of these tours, you’ll need to select your tour provider with care. All companies which operate in Central Park are not created equal. This is why we recommend shopping around a bit before you make a final decision about which firm to hire.
Here are some things to think about as you move forward and prepare to book a Central Park Tour:
The United States is an exciting destination, and almost everyone on the planet can name something they would love to see and do. This is a country which is so diverse that there is enough to fill the itinerary for many trips. Though whether you’re heading to the States for the achingly beautiful landscapes or a mesmerizing metropolis, one thing will always ring true: it’s essential to consider obtaining travel insurance for your trip.
For those who travel without it, you’ll hear things like “I don’t worry about things which haven’t happened yet”, or “it doesn’t matter if you lose your bags, just travel with things you can afford to replace”, or my favourite, “it’s totally fine – I never get sick”.
And thankfully in most cases, yes, travel goes off without a hitch. Hopefully you’ll never have to understand the value of taking out travel insurance. But, if you have to, you don’t want to regret having brushed off its importance. For that alone, travel insurance is worth considering.
So you decided to become a digital nomad, and as you travel, you attempt to grow your blog audience and expand your freelance services. In order to do this, you will need to get social. That’s right, you need to be on social media, and I don’t just mean Facebook and Twitter.
Since travel is all about experiencing the beauty of our breath-taking world and sharing it with others, as a travel blogger, engaging your audience on the two most popular photo sharing platforms is a must! However, in order to have these platforms benefit you – and avoid irritating other fellow travel bloggers – how you use these platforms is just as important as actually using them.
Below are some of the “Do’s and Don’ts” for utilising one of the biggest and best photo sharing platforms for travel: Instagram.
There is always that one person in your family who is incredibly hard to buy for, however it shouldn’t be the traveler!
In the lead up to Christmas, we have compiled a great list of gift ideas for world travelers, though these will work just as well if there is a birthday or other special occasion coming up too.
And, because memorable experiences are the greatest gift of all, Tinggly is gifting one lucky reader their Essential Gift Collection; a one of a kind choice voucher that lets a person choose one activity from 130+ world‘s best experiences in more than 70 countries. The experiences in the collection range from the highest bungee jumps in the world to massages in the most authentic spas, extraordinary day trips and many more that are added every day. Enter at the end of the post for your chance to win!
Staying at a hotel is always exciting and fun. They’re clean, have beautiful facilities, and provide you with a new personal space with endless options for fun. But despite what you might thing, you don’t have to overpay.
There are many tricks you can use to find the best room rates, or score a better / upgraded room during your stay. The following travel hacks will help you find the best hotel deals whether you’re staying at a luxury resort, bed and breakfast, or run-of-the-mill hotel or motel.
Without tourist attractions, many countries would see their economies collapse. They generate foreign revenue which keeps many countries afloat, create opportunities for local employment, and foster a sense of local pride which has a positive social impact.
They raise the profile of the destination in which they reside, which leads to greater awareness of that area worldwide. But most of all, they provide us as travelers with enjoyment, culture, and entertainment, all of which enhance our leisure time while on holiday or closer to home.
So this week we’re voting in the Worldwide Attraction Awards 2016 – a chance to recognize excellence in attractions, tours and experiences throughout the world. And we urge you to vote for your favorite attraction too!
It’s a romantic and wildly adventurous way to travel; to rock up in a new city with no script, and wing it after you arrive. To have the freedom to wander where and when you please, to stay longer in a place that truly intrigues you, or choose to move on when you get bored.
There’s something dangerously thrilling about traveling without a fixed itinerary, and I’ve always fantasized about what it would be like. I envy spontaneous travelers, though OCD means that not having a solid travel plan makes me break out in hives!
But I’ve vowed to to build more spontaneity into our trips for 2017, and pull back from over planning. So if you too are looking to recover some wildness in your trips, the following tips are how to successfully manage travel without a script.
Travelling can sometimes be a costly affair. Paying for flights, accommodation, insurance, souvenirs, activities it all adds up. But thankfully there are many websites out there that allow us to save money when it comes to booking travel.
Here are just 5 ways you can save money, whether you’re planning your travel route or already on the road.
Let’s face it. The possibility of Trump being elected as the next President of United States is getting closer to becoming a reality.
Independents tend to sway the outcome of every major election one way or the other, and most Independents may not vote for Clinton. Though some people truly believe Trump will make America great again (as his campaign message states), and believe him to be the best choice to lead the free world.
But for those looking to exit the country because you can’t imagine living under Trump’s presidency, the following are fantastic options for you.
Winter is a fantastic time of year to travel to Europe, and Europeans believe that winter is truly something to celebrate. During the holiday season they really go all out!
Buildings are lost underneath layers of fairy lights, and ice skating rinks are set up in public areas. Outdoor Christmas markets line main squares in all major cities across Europe, and provide unique shopping opportunities along with a celebratory atmosphere, festive treats and seasonal delicacies you’ll want to write home about!
If you’re planning to be in Europe over Christmas and wondering which markets are the best, you can’t go wrong with any of the following.