Gambling has taken many forms over the years, from dicing in the streets of Ancient Rome and Greece, to underground gambling houses, horse-racing venues, and these days, online casinos. Though no matter how much online sites lure us on our devices, there are still plenty of reasons to love traveling for a land based casino.
You don’t have to be a gambler to enjoy real casinos, many of them are spectacular attractions for sightseeing (Monte Carlo), ordering a cocktail (Venice), or catching some live entertainment (Vegas). And in many countries like Australia, they are full entertainment complexes, that attract more tourism because of their fine dining restaurants, accommodation, and celebrity life, than iconic attractions like the Opera House or Harbour Bridge.
Whether you gamble, or are strictly off the dice, the following are reasons to love visiting an overseas casino.
You might not think that ‘beauty products’ are essential when you travel, but really, most personal care, skin care, make-up and cosmetic products are all described under the same category.
It can be a definite struggle figuring out which products you want to take with you; which to buy in your destination, which to pack in your carryon, and which have the least chance of spilling and making a mess in your bag!
Though there are some which are so practical, multipurpose, and serve your ongoing hygiene, that they become essential to feeling fresh, clean, and stress free.
When it comes to travel essentials, you might not think a massage gun makes the cut. I mean, it definitely makes the ‘nice to have’ list, but is it up there with your passport, phone, and wallet?
Fact: Travel causes muscle pain. If you’ve ever explored a temple complex for 9 + hours, or squished your limbs into an economy seat for the long haul, I’m sure I don’t have to elaborate!
Fact: Massage guns facilitate recovery. And wouldn’t it be great to treat every single muscle group for immediate pain relief while traveling, instead of having to ‘walk it off’ the next day?
The Q2 mini is a pocket-sized portable massage gun with an amazing balance between power and size, breaking up knots and relaxing tight muscles. Compact, lightweight and powerful. For under $100.
It can be tricky finding the perfect hotel because you want something that’s going to really WOW you. In this article, we’ll be exploring some of the hotels that’ll definitely leave an impression thanks to their quirkiness.
Whether you like to stay in luxury at a place like the MGM hotel, in the cockpit of a repurposed plane, or have giraffes join you for breakfast, we’ve got you covered with 10 pretty incredible stays.
The world’s best poker players have won millions of dollars, so it shouldn’t be much of a surprise to learn that many love embracing jet setting lifestyles that are full of private planes, luxury yatchs, exclusive parties, and expensive properties in different countries.
Here’s a look at just four professional poker players who are living the lifestyle that many can only dream of.
Getting married is one of the best times of your life, however, it can also be one of the most stressful! It takes months (and sometimes years) of planning every minute detail, consuming a lot of your everyday life.
This is why, once the wedding is over, you are going to want to take some time to relax and unwind. Which is what your honeymoon is perfect for!
Your honeymoon is a chance to just spend some quality time together after the stress of the past few months and chill. And since it signifies the ‘start’ of the rest of your lives, you want it to be special and memorable.
There are so many different types of honeymoon you could go on – you might decide you want to travel to Canada to immerse yourself in nature, head to the Caribbean where you can recline on a sunny beach, or hit up the theme parks in Orlando.
No matter where you go though, or what style of honeymoon you choose, here are 3 quick tips for instantly making it more luxurious!
Whilst those who despise the game delight in saying that golf is a good walk spoiled, those who adore it find that playing a few rounds, whenever possible, is a great way to enhance life.
If you’re in the latter camp, then a brilliant way to allow yourself the time and ability to play at your leisure is to go on a golfing holiday. Just grab a few of your closest golfing buddies, and head off somewhere across the world to both relax and play in style.
One country that’s loaded with amazing golf courses is South Africa. It’s a country that is famed for many things, including its wondrous natural landscapes, its amazing wildlife, and its superb wine.
In addition, it now has a growing list of luxurious golf courses, which have the players teeing off in spectacular surroundings. Pair that with the glorious weather, and South Africa has become quite the golfing haven. These are our pick of the bunch.
While online casinos may be the gambling of choice for many UK residents and visitors, Edinburgh still offers a decent retail gambling industry that includes a number of popular casinos. Here’s a list of the best places to gamble in person while in Edinburgh.
While architecture and interior design might not be the first thing you think about when you think of casinos, they’re not all designed just to be efficient houses of gambling.
It’s true that not all casinos conjure up visual images of style, glitz, and glamour, but those that do can do it with elegance and grace.
Many casinos around the world are meticulously designed, both inside and out to offer visitors and guests the most stylish of venues to while away the hours on their favourite card table or rolling dice at the craps tables.
These casinos are about so much more than gambling, and each one we’ve chosen features a different set of activities outside of the casino itself for you to enjoy. Let’s waste no more time then and have a look at some of the world’s most stylish casinos.
London has a long history of gambling that dates back centuries. However, placing wagers was strictly reserved for the upper class in the early days, with often severe punishments in place for commoners caught gambling. Today, London’s many casinos welcome people from all around the globe and all walks of life. Here are a few of the most notable casinos to check out the next time you’re in London.
I was a bit shocked to learn that Birmingham is home to the UK’s second largest number of casinos, although it does make sense when you consider it’s the UK’s second-most populous city after London. Enjoying one of Birmingham’s casinos provides something more unique than simply a night out at a local restaurant or pub. There are both big name casino brands as well as quieter independent casinos.
New Zealand has a long history of luring adventure seekers, with the first wave of intrepid travellers being those coming for the Otago Gold Rush of the 1860s hoping to strike it rich. Today, we continue to see travellers looking to win big at one of New Zealand’s half dozen casinos spread out over both its North and South Island. Whether you enjoy hitting the pokies or are into table games, here are New Zealand’s top real casino brands that have become attractions in and of themselves.
New York City is famous for many things, but one thing that has always been a draw is the incredible views.
From skyscrapers to iconic buildings to the fabulous green spaces, theaters, yellow cabs, and so much more, there is always something to see in NYC.
Perhaps this is why NYC hotels with a balcony are such a popular choice. If that’s what you’re looking for on your next trip to the city, you’ll certainly have many great hotels to choose from. Here are ten for you to think about.
Being home to so many firsts or beginnings, it should come as no surprise that Manchester was due to have the UK’s first mega casino that would rival those found in Vegas. Despite the opinion that a mega casino would generate many substantial benefits including providing jobs and seeing the development of numerous restaurants and hotels, the idea of a giant casino in Manchester was scrapped back in 2008. While there may not be a mega casino in Manchester, you still will find a number of great casinos within the city in addition to UK non stop casino websites that offer even more options when it comes to gambling 24/7.
The UK has seen a great migration of Londoners moving to Leeds in recent years, many looking for a much cheaper and less congested city to live. Leeds has quickly become a flourishing city home to the UK’s most diverse economy. Making up part of this economy are some of the top casinos in the UK. If you’re planning on making a wager while in Leeds, here are the top 5 places to do so.
Needless to say, the travel retail industry took a major hit during the pandemic; all those tempting duty-free items sold to international travelers in airports, on cruises, through airlines, at ferry terminals and ports, etc.
Airports are where you find the things you never knew you needed, or where you simply make purchases based on the perception you are getting a great deal buying duty-free. More and more though, brands are realizing that many buyers are less tempted by cheaper prices and more enticed by special products such as unique flavors or styles which are sold exclusively at airports and not found in regular stores or online.
Travel retailers need to make up for lost sales caused by the pandemic, so we can expect more travel-exclusive products to pop-up in airports, along with airport stores that are more immersive or unique. So as the world begins to open up for travel and business once again, let’s take a look at which products travelers will be buying up the most in places like airports.
Are you considering taking holiday on a yacht? Well, it turns out you’re not alone!
The pandemic has resulted in not only a huge surge of interest from travelers looking to charter yachts and even purchase their own, but it’s also lead to an increase in people looking for employment onboard yachts. If you’re new to the world of yachting, here’s a bit of an introduction to living the high life on the seas.
Hot tub vacations; perfect for when you want a break from hustle and bustle of everyday life, to enjoy a romantic getaway with your partner, or perhaps pop the champagne having left your partner with the kids for a well deserved mom break!
While hot tubs have often been seen as a bonus inclusion of accommodations, or that extra luxury touch, now the’ve become a holiday style in their own right.
Looking for a romantic place that comes with a hot tub in the UK? Whether you’re considering a free standing indoor tub, or an outdoor tub with a view, these properties have you covered.
Devonport has been called the Gateway to Tasmania, but much like the island’s first European explorers did, it is often bypassed by travellers who make a quick dash for Hobart, Cradle Mountain, or the beaches of the East Coast.
But The Cove oceanside retreat is ready to put Devonport on the tourism map and make it more than just a gateway, finally offering up a level of luxury accommodation that the city has always lacked.
With a prime central position along Tassie’s northern coast this is the perfect base for exploring all the famous Northwest has to offer. And whether you plan on sailing in via Spirit of Tasmania, or flying into Devonport Airport, you’re just minutes away from Northern Tasmania’s best luxury accommodation.
Set in a sheltered bay in-between Don Heads and Lillico Beach, The Cove is blessed with what are arguably the best ocean views in Tasmania’s north.
For generations, this large full working farm known as Cheviot Dale was enjoyed by its founders and descendant’s of the Lillico family. But now Bruce and Kim Robinson have decided to share their slice of heaven, and welcome all adults to check-in at The Cove!
2021 was definitely not the most productive year for exciting new openings, with construction on projects like new resorts, museums, and land based casinos very much on hold.
Though while many development plans have been forced to fold, others have held on tight, and refused to accept defeat! So we’re fortunate that now with travel recommencing, we have some incredibly ambitious projects due to open.
Destinations like Macau and Las Vegas have always been a mecca for casino resorts, and now to tempt tourists back, there are a number of new openings that are now (or soon to be) accepting reservations.
“I can’t believe I exist on a planet with the aurora borealis and coral reefs, and snow capped alps, and sparkling waterfalls, and I have to be tied down to a job”.
So many millions of people feel like they were made for more. Made to create; made to inspire others; made to live instead of just simply exist and go through the motions.
But so many millions have also realized that you don’t have to settle for the average anymore; that you can live life on your own terms, making an income through a business model that let’s you live however, where-ever, and be who-ever you want!
And you’re probably thinking, good on those people for cracking the code. But the secret is that it’s not a very difficult code. And those people are normal, every day folks, who simply had the courage to take society’s blueprint for life, and throw it out the window.
Want to be among those people? Read on!
You’ve been dreaming about reuniting and spending time with friends after being disconnected for so long, and holiday-making with loved ones is finally on the horizon. We’re starting to look beyond lockdowns and restrictions again, so if you haven’t yet considered cruise travel as an option, now is an excellent time to start.
Why? Because it’s a no-fuss, stress-free holiday that allows you to focus on the things that truly matter: quality time spent with your loved ones.
Planning a group cruise doesn’t have to be difficult, even for large groups. There’s a lot less to organise than for your typical road trip, and there are enough onboard activities to keep everyone entertained, while still allowing downtime to relax.
If spending days and nights with friends you’ve dearly missed sounds like something you can really get around now that travel is back on the table, then keep reading about why cruising with friends is the perfect solution for your reunion.
You’ll soon be completely equipped with knowledge on how to organise a group cruise, and your friends will be so grateful. Say ‘so long’ to pandemic-related relationship strain and ‘hello’ to the good times and holiday fun you’ve missed.
Of the dozens of casinos situated along the Vegas Strip, none seem to receive as much attention as the Bellagio. The most expensive hotel ever built when it initially opened, it’s hard to believe a time without its famous dancing fountains.
However, truth is the Bellagio is only slightly above gambling age itself, looking to celebrate its 24 birthday this coming October.
In addition to its famous choreographed water feature, the Bellagio attracts high-end boutique shoppers looking for a bit of Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Prada, or Gucci, and the casino of course also attracts plenty with its 5,600 square-foot BetMGM Sportsbook, and high table limit poker rooms. But despite its worldwide fame, there are many secrets and fun facts about the Bellagio that a lot of Vegas visitors don’t know about.
You don’t often think of Africa as being a big horse racing destination, but in countries like South Africa, it has been taking place since the late 18th century.
While races like Australia’s Melbourne Cup and England’s Royal Ascot tend to get most of the world’s attention, here are some notable African horse racing destinations and their famous annual races to check out in-between going on safari.
Travel has become the new currency of status. No longer are Jimmy Choo shoes or a shiny Rolex enough to turn heads among the elite. Today it’s about where you’ve been and what you’ve experienced, whether it’s swimming with whale sharks in the Maldives or conquering Everest.
When you’re ultra wealthy, the world really is your oyster; travel becomes a whole lot less stressful and there is no end to how luxurious your holidays can be.
Whether you’ve just won the lottery, scored a massive inheritance, or earned your fortune through years of hard work and dedication, chances are you’re looking to tap into your bank accounts to enjoy some world travel.
From world-class ski resorts to private beaches, there are countless luxury destinations that cater to the elite, and the rich aren’t booking an economy plane ticket to get there.
From sailing the seas on a superyacht to solely dining at Michelin-starred restaurants, the wealthy know how to splurge on travel. Here are seven ways you can enjoy a luxury vacation like the rich and famous.