Summer is here, which means vacations and getaways on the water are here. Whether you own your own boat or simply like to rent one when possible, boating on a lake provides you with great views, plenty of sunshine, lots of fishing and exploration, and a variety of memories.
No matter if you want to stay local or head out of state, or if you’re looking for a party location or someplace a little more tame, be sure to check out the 10 great lakes to get your boating on this summer.
The world of flying by private jet has always seemed far removed from the plans of the ordinary traveler. However, a closer look at this travel niche reveals an interesting shift over the years.
In the past, private jet travel was unfathomable for the overwhelming majority of people. Individuals who flew by private jet owned a private jet. The proliferation of private jet charter however has expanded the pool of private jet travelers (you can see an example of private jet charter options here).
If you’ve been considering flying by private jet, it’s important to note the differences between private and commercial flights. We have listed the 6 most profound differences here.
Travel enlivens the mind. New destinations, cuisine, people, customs, and culture will awaken your dormant wanderlust.
When everything is unfamiliar, you’ll feel like a child, approaching each day with a sense of curiosity, delighted by the most trivial things. While, of course, there is a whole wide wonderful world awaiting you, one destination to put on your wish list is Iceland.
Travelers who visit Iceland describe it as a wonderland with a moon-like landscape, ice-blue glaciers, geothermal soaking pools, and active volcanoes. They also say that the people are wonderfully hospitable, the food delicious, and the adventures fabulous.
One of the most interesting destinations in the world, Bhutan is a mysterious country wedged in-between India and China, in the high altitudes of the Himalayas. It is known for its rich cultural history; a remote region defined by majestic monasteries, fluttering prayer flags; and elaborate festivals.
While festivals in Bhutan are so frequent that you could easily happen upon one by accident, you can definitely plan ahead to make sure your trip coincides with attending. Bhutanese festivals are perhaps one of the most authentic cultural experiences left in the world.
The word “tsechu” translates literally to “ten-day,” and Bhutan’s annual tsechu festivals are held in honor of Guru Rinpoche, who is said to have brought Tantric Buddhism to Bhutan in the 8th century. Tsechu are held in various cities throughout the year, so knowing about them in advance may help you decide the best time to visit Bhutan.
Australia is one of the most unique places to visit on the planet. Not only does it have some of the best cities, but it also has one of a kind nature, perfect for a 4WD adventure.
Sometimes the best way to experience a place is to travel off the beaten path. Australia has so much to discover, you might want to just get away from the tried and true and explore rarely seen parts of this stunning country.
The best way to see the world off the beaten path is by hiring an off-road vehicle to take you through the outback. Should you hire a 4WD in Australia during your stay? We’ll talk about the pros and cons of this unusual way to see Australian wildlife in this post!
Packing the right clothes is essential, especially if you are going away for more than a week or two. You need to be ready for a range of weather conditions and activities.
Plus, of course, you want to be on trend and look your best. To help you to do exactly that I have spent a bit of time online looking at the latest fashions and have come up with a few essential wardrobe items that are particularly good for travellers.
Everyone knows the best man’s most important task is to plan the most amazing, over the top stag party that will put the groom’s bachelor days behind him in a way he won’t soon forget.
And while choosing a destination is one of the first things to consider (let’s be honest, since the Hangover trilogy, destination stag do’s are the hottest way to celebrate), choosing activities for the stag do is equally as important.
For groups who have a need for speed, the following activities are available in most destinations, regardless of where you choose to travel to.
Travelling with young children is always interesting. Somehow they add to the adventure. Sure, you have to juggle things a bit and you definitely have to plan a lot more than you would if it were only adults travelling. But, it is still a lot of fun having them with you.
After a while, you get the hang of it and travelling with your children becomes a lot easier. Often, you are pleasantly surprised by just how well the needs of children are accommodated, these days.
Vienna offers a great example of what I mean. When people think of this city they rarely think of it as a destination for families with children. This is a great shame because as you will see really is a great place for families.
Adventure travel is set to boom by nearly 50% over a five year period ending in 2020. The more affordable travel costs, technological advances, and the greater exposure people have to other parts of the world these days accounts for a part of that growth. And the rest of it is a fruit of that inimitable spirit of adventure that naturally resides in so many of us.
But deciding to venture out to another part of the globe, or to a remote area of your own country or continent, is only the beginning. To make your trip truly successful, free of unnecessary glitches and stress-points, and as enjoyable and as memorable as possible, you need to plan ahead.
Here are seven top tips for adventure travelers that will help make your trip all you want it to be:
Unlike Upper Manhattan, Lower Manhattan, also known as the Downtown, offers a dramatic contrast between the new and the old. The experiences you will get there span from the 17th century, and the best way to savor every moment is by using a bus tour service.
Basically, there are so many things to do and see in Lower Manhattan, and what tour you choose depends on the time you have to spend in the area. Keep in mind that Manhattan is the mother of New York City, thanks to the contribution of the Dutch and the British.
Read on to learn more about touring Downtown NYC on a tour bus.
When I was in college I spent a year in Munich on a student exchange. I had a good time. It was historically significant because it was when the Berlin Wall came down. The world shared a sense of excitement and worry as the the Iron Curtain opened up to the west. As an adult, I decided I wanted to return to the place where I spent such a significant period of my youth.
I realized that I would not be returning to the exact same place, in that the city and country have changed and modernized just like the rest of the world. What would I see that has changed? The Bavarians are notorious for resisting change, but technology has affected the whole world and certainly the ultra-tech savvy Germans.
This trip was also going to require different planning than in my youth. As a 20 year old, I had little in terms of possessions and I had the luxury of being able to store them with family. Now, I need a dog and house sitter.
Whether you want to hit the shops and spend the day wandering down Fifth Avenue or soak up some culture and history during your visit, New York has something for every type of visitor to the Big Apple.
Here is a look at some of the different things you can do with your time when you pay a visit to this iconic and exciting destination.
There are never enough ways to make traveling easy. Millions of people travel every year and with newer technologies and the advent of the internet of things, we continue to find new ways to lessen the stress and burden.
Whether it’s via plane, train, or ferry, the easier it is to travel, the better you’re able to concentrate on what brought you to the place you’re traveling to. So, these tips will help you whether you’re traveling for pleasure or for business.
The personal loan market has grown considerably in Australia over the past 5 years, many people are choosing to finance their lifestyles with debt.
This is causing a debt trap for some people when they apply for a personal loan, so it’s important that you understand what you are getting into and to understand that there are sometimes other alternatives if you need to borrow money.
I love to travel, whether it’s to another neighborhood in my home town or to the other side of the world. There’s nothing quite as fun as seeing new sights, hearing new sounds and tasting new tastes.
But there are a few moments when I crave those home comforts that I never quite get back in Australia.
For the year up to August 2017, 8.7 million overseas visitors came to Australia. A lot of them will love Oz, but they may end up feeling homesick too! In this blog post, I’m going to name the five things I miss the most when on my travels.
I’ve always loved visiting Vegas – though not for the gambling, shot gun weddings or party scene on the strip. But because there’s so much competition from one hotel to the next, it’s a unique chance to stay in luxury for an affordable price.
But nothing has ever been this affordable – discount travel site Hotwire has gone a little crazy (but let’s face it, Vegas inspires all kinds of crazy!) and launched a ‘Million Dollar Sale’ – they’re investing a million dollars to offset the cost of 5 star hotels so travelers can book them at just $50 a night!!!
Finding out that your business visa has expired before you’re through with what came for in the country for can be a pretty disturbing case, but that shouldn’t really worry you since the immigration department gives you a chance to extend b2 visa and stay a little longer.
However, it shouldn’t be lost on you that there are a few things you need to keep in mind when you set about extending your stay in the country.
The first thing that should cross every traveler’s mind when thinking of Europe is “diversity”. Europe has 51 independent countries and each of them has its own set of traditions, landmarks, and natural wonders to show.
Of course, many of them are well-known, world-famous, and frequented by large numbers of international travelers. But there are many amazing places off the beaten track: Europe’s lesser known tourist gems are so numerous that we could fill a library with their descriptions.
Today we’ve chosen three of our favorite hidden gems in Europe – have you heard of these?