Did you know French (mostly Parisian) people call Paris Paname, when they are talking about it as an exotic place? Well, Paris is an exotic place, especially if you've never been there, you probably romanticize it (or not). And in reality it has so much history and hidden gems that it is a treasury that has no end; it keeps going on and on. And if you are going to Paris, thinking about going to Paris or dreaming about going to Paris someday, I would love you to see it the way I do, because Paris is more than only the Eiffel Tower and The Arc de Triomphe (although these are nice places too).
Hanami (cherry blossom viewing) "season" (it only lasts a week) is a fantastic time to be in Japan. Enjoyed across the nation by young and old alike, it is a festive occasion that has been passed down from generation to generation for some 12 centuries.
Your carry-on is one of the most important and strategic parts of planning if you'll be sitting on a long flight.
Packing your carry-on bag may be something you leave to the last-minute while traveling. While it may be tempting to focus only on your luggage, you should be sure to take the time to strategically plan what you'll be bringing along on your flight. Having the perfectly-packed carry-on luggage ensures you have all the essentials and entertainment you need to enjoy your travel, instead of just enduring it.
By John Roberts
Viking Ocean Cruises launched its first ship in 2015 and now has three vessels: Viking Sky, Viking Sea and Viking Star. Also, Viking Sun is coming in 2017, and the company says it hopes to eventually have 10 ships in its Viking Ocean Cruises fleet.
Hostels are an intimidating concept to most beginner backpacks with only a guide book and dreams to keep them on the right path. It doesn't help when stereotypes about the place keep popping up. Some say homeless people linger under the beds. Others say that they are havens for alcoholics. And others, thanks to Eli Roth's infamous film Hostel, believe them to be murder havens where rich elites come to murder innocent teens.
Travel is a hobby for many of us, and like many other hobbies, it tends to attract certain people over others. The fact is that those who travel often have tendencies that make them easy to stereotype and pick out from a crowd. This is even more true when you yourself are a traveler, and are currently on a trip.
One of the joys of living here in Colombia is the diverse and plentiful selection of fruits to choose from. The choices are quite abundant and it is an integral part of the culture to imbibe in a cold and tasty fruit juice at the end of a long day.
I went to college in Plattsburgh, New York – the North Country. Every weekend the downtown bars were mobbed with college students drinking one dollar beers and doing what they do. Scattered along side, "townies" tried to pass themselves off as us. It was always an uneasy piece, as it probably is in many places across the country. But if you really wanted to get a taste and put aside this youthful air of undeserved superiority that we haughtily wore among our community hosts – "The Royal" was the place to go. That said, we from our pretentious suburban, urban and middle class perches have all given these places a go. And while we hope our arrogance is forgiven, we are all the better for rising to the level of the down to earth people that are always encountered. I recently found a bar such as this in the unlikeliest place – West 42nd and 9th avenue in Manhattan.
Relocating to another country to live in paradise is a reality for many people. Some leave behind the snow storms that paralyze the North Eastern United States while others are looking for a leisurely lifestyle at a much lesser price. However, paradise does not come without effort. As with my post about some of the challenges specific to traveling, this post is about some of the pitfalls you want to avoid if you are thinking about relocating. Generally speaking, this is not for someone whose job relocates them and offers full relocation services that include assistance with finding a home.
If you’re planning a visit to Australia then there is a lot to think about — a lot of different places across this vast continent all competing for your attention, all with different selling points.
So the journey continues...by now you know from reading Journey to San Vito Part 1 and Part 2, that very little went according to plan. At this point we are on a bus from Rio Sereno to Paso Canoas, an unexpected detour after being turned away at the Rio Sereno border. This part 3 concludes our journey.
Everyone has heard of the tale of old Ebenezer Scrooge—a man who had all the money he could count, but never actually left his office long enough to enjoy it. Though Scrooge himself never existed, his fictional plight is one that is increasingly common in today's society.