Travel Do's and Dont's
Walk a mile, or a thousand, in someone else's shoes. Travel Do's and Dont's from those who have been there, done that.
Avoid These Facts to Experience Smooth Airport Parking
How many of us actually think about airport parking issues while planning a trip? We do pay a lot of attention to other aspects of travelling such as food, hotel reservation, and flight booking and so on. We want the most top notch choices for all these components but what happens to parking issues at busy airports should be one of the biggest concerns of every traveller.
Disneyland: How to Prepare
We all love Disney because of the great movies and it reminds us all of our childhood, when life was simple. So, if you are planning to go in the next little while, here are a few things to remember. (This list was compiled for Canadians.)
I am someone who loves to research, organize and color-code. I am currently planning a vacation for myself. I’m not going by myself, my husband and our good friend is joining me. I quickly realized just how much I really love to do this kind of thing.
A Guide for First Time Flyers
Traveling by plane is a whole different experience. Here is a short list of some tips/tricks/pointers to help you take on the world by air.
Different Ways to Approach Long-Term Travel
If you really want to see the world and experience everything there is beyond your hometown, then the only real way to do that is through long-term travel. This will allow you to spend more than enough time in various places so you’ll have a chance to see everything you want to see without having to rush through and only catch the big tourist attractions.
Coping with the Threat of Terrorism
It seems, of late, that the world is going crazy. We confront a risk of injury and death that dominates our awareness. As acts of terrorism are played out nightly on the national news, many people live in real and daily paralytic fear. This is a time that is especially difficult for those who survived the horrific terrorist acts of 9/11 or who have endured the grief of having a family member or friend killed because of an act of terrorism.
How to Determine If Travel Insurance Is Worth It
How much can common sense protect you when you're on vacation? Quite a lot, in fact. Across the globe, the first of the six leading causes of tourist death is traffic accidents.
How to Cope with Jet Lag?
Those in the habit of frequent and international travelling are very much familiar to jet lag. Feeling fatigued, disturbance in sleeping pattern, stomach problems are associated with long-haul flights. Jet lag can’t be eliminated while travelling across the multiple time zones, but its effect can be lessened by simple tips.
Visiting Cairo as a Female Tourist
I recently went on my honeymoon to Cairo, Egypt, and was mindful of the fact that it is a country with different views on what is considered appropriate to wear, especially for women. Whilst these may not be views that I can relate to, I wanted to be respectful to their views while I was visiting but still be comfortable in the heat.
Live More Like a Local
When we travel, we often live as if we are alien to the landscape about us. There is good reason for this. We are often in a different time zone, immersed within a different culture, and surrounded by people, sights, and sounds that are novel to us. I find that I enjoy travel best when I have done my homework and spend my time in the land I am exploring behaving as much like a local as I can while being sure that I see the icon sights that have propelled me toward this destination. Holding ourselves outside of the culture we are visiting keeps us from fully enjoying the experience we have set out to have.
Being a Female Solo-Traveller
The first time I travelled by myself (other than to my grandparents an hour away from home) I was 16, naive and ready to take on the world head-on. Of course I decided to choose the beautiful country of Thailand to travel to by myself, but I didn't take into account how much of a culture shock I was getting myself into. Of course I knew the food was going to be different, and the language was going to be foreign, but I never estimated how differently I would be treated in Thailand compared to my home country of Canada. Luckily, my travels were a part of a Rotary Youth exchange program so I had a local family that I lived with and my host-mom would travel with me absolutely everywhere. But, despite having a great inside to the world of Thai people, I was still hit with an extreme force of what I had gotten myself into. Constantly being stared at, men and women coming up to me and saying that I was "S̄wy" (meaning "beautiful" in Thai), swimming in the ocean and being swarmed with groups of people asking for a photo with me, and many other incidents that left me shaken and worried for what was to come next. Although all of these strange occurrences happened to me, I was surprised, but still felt a sense of security knowing that I had someone to travel with, and thought that it was great that I had these stories to bring back to Canada.
Do You Really Need Money to Travel?
Ahh, the dreaded M-word. Money is the biggest barrier to travel. Like most ‘yeah but’s, there is a large portion of truth in it. Yes, you do indeed need money to travel... mostly.