Ultimate Travel Guide: Be One with Bali

Bali, found at the heart of Indonesia, is a great place to relax your body, mind, and spirit. Though this might be a small island, it has a lot of oceans, volcanic mountains, and rich rain forests. You could learn a lot of Balinese culture through your stay here.

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Here, we will be listing down some activities for you to enjoy your stay at Bali, Indonesia.

Relax at Jimbaran

La Joya, found in Jimbaran, offers the best spa experience throughout Indonesia. You can have the best sea experience while you are relaxing. You can rest on the open air villa that will release your stress and finally free your body and mind through looking at the grandest scenery.

Sleep at a theme hotel

Sleeping at a hotel is customary if you are visiting a foreign nation. But, Indonesia offers quite a unique experience for their guests. You can book budget hotels, majestic villas, to crazy themed hotels! You can sleep with the animals in the Mara Safari Lodge if you like to.

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You could also stay at water villas such as the Bambu Indah, Villa Seminyak, and Villa Laksamana if you would want to see fishes every day, all day long.

If you are an environmentalist, you can stay at the Sharma Springs Bamboo house is known for their environmentally friendly hotel.

Drink while having a haircut

If you missed out on your monthly haircut, why not try one in The Sintesa Jimbaran Hotel? This offers quite a unique experience. From exquisite tunes from their local artists, up to the Happy Hour everyday!  You can even get a free gin tonic if you have your hair shaved during the Boys Night Out. You can meet new people, chill, drink, and have an amazing haircut for a cheap price.

Dine with whoever you want

Known for their imaginative culture, Bali offers unique and unimaginable dining experiences! You can dine at amazingly interesting themed restaurants. You can eat with Frankenstein, lions, pirates – name it, they have it!

Futher, they also have restaurants atop a live volcano! The Madu Sari Mountain Restaurant is found on the edge of crater on Mount Batur – it is an active volcano! Imagine the thrill of having an exquisite dining experience alone or with your loved ones.

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Photo by Mount Batur Volcano

Other than that, you can also dine in solidarity. Some restaurants, such as the Pomegranate, offers a ‘me-time’ experience for their guests. You can dine in their man-made paddy fields to have that nature experience we are craving for.

What a theatrical performance

Indonesia is known for their great theatrical performance, what better way to know the country than to watch at the Devdan Show.

The show offers a traditional yet unique theatrical tribute to Indonesia, you just sit back and relax – and they will take you to an amazing Indonesian culture tour!

These are just some of the ways to enjoy your visit in Indonesia. There are still tons of things that we miss out, but we prefer you to do these things first.

Ultimate Travel Guide: Say Hi to Hawaii

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Aloha and welcome to the sweet paradise of Hawaii!

Known as a world-renowned vacation spot, Hawaii boasts its beautiful islands filled with white sand beaches and lush flora. Further, the region is known for its delicious food, beautiful people, and an array of activities.

Here, we will list down the places you should visit when you are in Hawaii.

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USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor

It is best to begin with a historical place. Head on to to Honolulu to see this #1 tourist destination in the islands of Hawaii. Over two million people visit this site where the World War II began. You can view the five historic sites: USS Arizona Memorial, USS Utah Memorial, USS Oklahoma Memorial, Battleship Row, and Ford Island.

You need to allot a whole day if you plan to visit the whole area. Upon entering, you will receive movie tickets to watch the history of Pearl Harbor. After which, you will have the film and boat tour throughout the vicinity.

Oahu

A definite must visit is the North Shore of Oahu. It refers to the area between Ka’ena Point and Kahuku point.

This breath taking shores offers larger than life waves, coastlines, and surfing locations. The surf spots includes Waimea Bay, Sunset Beach, and Banzai Pipeline.

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Waikiki Beach

Waikiki beach means ‘spouting waters,’ that refers to freshwater rivers that came from the ocean. This beach is the first vacation destination for Hawaiian royalty. Here, you can surf or take paddle lessons. This beach is filled with so much activity that you need to spend days to fully enjoy the place.

You could also visit Duke Kahanamoku statue, Honolulu Zoo, and the Waikiki Aquarium, go to international marketplace for gifts, souvenirs, and a chance to eat local delicacies.

Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park

This wilderness park is one of the most beautiful places on earth. It not only boasts its beauty, but also its cultural history. The park is known for its lavishly flowing waterfalls and freshwater rivers, abundance of flora and fauna, rich supply of natural food sources. This majestic beauty could only be reached by foot or ocean vessel, making it isolated and still virgin.

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Haleakala National Park

Situated at the magical island of Maui, this national park sits on the 10,023 ft. dormant Mt. Haleakala. You can visit this adventure filled park for sunrise or sunset, guided activities, hiking, and camping trips.

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You must bring different types of clothes due to temperature change. Also, make sure you gas up, bring tons of food and water, and check out the times for their sunrise and sunset.

Road to Hana

If you are still in Maui, visit one of Hawaii’s most beautiful landscape by driving through the Hana Highway. You can see the breathtaking view alone or with your loved one.

These are just some of the places that you can visit on the wonderful region of Hawaii. Make sure you plan your visit thoroughly so you will not be missing any place to visit.

Ultimate Travel Guide: Why Visit Maldives Now

Maldives is considered as one of the paradise here on earth. If you are planning your next international trip, why not go to Maldives?

It might be scary to travel to Maldives at first, but, it will be worth it. Time to step out of your comfort zone and see the beauty of Maldives.

Here, we will be listing down reasons why you should visit Maldives now.

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Fresh fish

If you want to become one with nature, a sure way is to buy and eat fresh fish. Maldive’s fish market is a fresh sight for everyone, you will see giant tuna laid out and you will choose what you want to take home.

A kilo of quality tuna is around $3.80, but you need to be early to get the freshest one.

Dining with the fishes

The first underwater restaurant can be found at Conrad Maldives Island resort. The restaurant is submerged five meters under the sea, with 14 seats available. They serve the freshest fish for you. You can admire the beauty of nature, while dining with the fishes.

Shark sanctuary

Maldives has become a prominent shark park since 2010. You can have a night dive with the great sharks, spot hammerheads, or watch the majesty of the whale sharks. You can never tell when they will arrive, you need to take your chance while they are there.

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Not just a photo anymore

If you ever have a preset laptop wallpaper, you would recall seeing palm trees, white beaches, a hammock, and a big umbrella. But when you visit Maldives, it won’t be a photo anymore. You will experience the sun on your skin and the breathtaking view right in front of you. Just sit back, relax, and drink a cold one.

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Relax

One great thing about Maldivian resort spas is they have glass floor. You can see baby sharks swimming below and have an extraordinary time while having an amazing massage. Also, there is an underwater spa, your world will be filled with fishes and sea creatures.

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Scenic snorkeling spots

Maldives is also known for its marine biodiversity. Resorts offer snorkeling to guests to view their spectacular marine life. You can see an array of sea creatures such as lionfish, parrotfish, sting rays, clowfish, and etc. You can expect a lot of sea creatures of different colors.

Meeting the locals

One negative thing about travelling is the high fees due to the place that you will be staying. But, the government of Maldives recently launched its integrated resort development project. You can find cheap places to stay and experience Maldives with the locals.

Dolphin watching

Since Maldives is the home of marine biodiversity, you can surely view dolphins swimming and leaping to air for a spin. You can travel by boat to get near them, but they are not trained to follow any commands.

These are just some of the reasons why you should come to Maldives. You deserve to stay at this paradise and see the wonders of nature.

 

What to Pack: Your Travel Check List

You might be on your fifth trip this year or your very first for a long time, it is always best to have a checklist on the items that you might want to pack.

Here, we will rundown the essentials and it will help you make sure you have everything ready before the big day.

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Luggage

You need to choose that is lightweight but still ca manage to hold all your essentials. Further, you might want look for a luggage that offer excellent warranty for repairs and replacements. You should find a luggage that is versatile, enough to carry all your stuff but still easy to carry.

There are different luggage to choose from:

  • Rolling Luggage – this might be the most convenient luggage that you would own. You don’t need to carry it on your back or shoulders when travelling.
  • Duffel Bag – this luggage is best when you are just travelling overnight or for a few days. Carrying it is easy, slight it over your shoulders and you are good to go.
  • Wheeled Backpack – if you are travelling on different pavements, from airports to rocky terrains, it is best to have this one ready. Although this might weigh more, you will have the convenience to carry it easily.

Organize your things

If you have a lot of activities planned for your trip, you need to have a lot of things ready before the big day. If you need a lot of stuff, you might need to use organizers to pack your things conveniently.

Using organizers will not just organize your things, your clothes and things will be arranged and compressed and you can fit a lot more in your bag.

Further, your outfits can be planned using packing cubes. These organizers will keep your luggage neat and you will have easy access to your things.

Essentials:
  • lightweight clothing
  • long-sleeved shirts
  • sweaters
  • T-shirt
  • Pants/shorts
  • Belt
  • Socks
  • Walking shoes
  • Rain jacket
  • Umbrella
  • Pajamas/sleepwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Hat
  • Scarf
  • Swimsuit
  • Cellphone and chargers
  • Travel pillow
  • Adapters
  • Travel Apps
  • Travel speakers
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Toiletries

You might be staying at a fancy hotel in your journey, but it is still best to pack your own toiletries for the trip. Remember to keep your toiletries bag compliant. Put it on a clear, plastic, zip-top bag.

Basics:
  • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo and conditoner
  • Sunscreen with SPC
  • Face wash
  • Hair brush
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Extra contacts, solutions, and contact case
  • Glasses
  • Medication
Not really essentials but you might want to bring:
  • Cologne
  • Mini-mirror
  • Hair products
  • Shaving Kit
  • Sewing Kit
  • Travel Towel
  • Facial Tissues
  • Nail clippers
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First Aid Kit

Always remember that you need to take care of yourself during your trip, if you get sick and you are travelling internationally – the hospital bills will bombard you and you might not even understand what the local doctors are telling you.

You could have a check up with your doctor and have yourself vaccinated before your travel. Further, it is best to bring your first aid kid wherever you go.

 

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Tips to Travel at Ease with Your Kids

Travelling with kids can be difficult. It can be compared to bringing your hyperactive pets to a soiree.  If they are your own or you are just babysitting, it is best to be ready for the worst case scenario, we would not want people to be angry at us due to our kid’s behavior.

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TIPS AND TRICKS TO CONTAIN YOUR KIDS

Let them explore

Kids love to look around and explore new scenery. Let them have time to look around and see new wonders for their eyes.

Plan everything ahead

You might get used being spontaneous and taking risks – this must change if you are travelling with your kids. Travelling without a secure hotel room is a sure recipe for disaster, you would travel over and over again with your kids constantly crying and having a meltdown.

Have fun activities

This might be your child’s first out of town trip, so you must prepare a lot of activities to entertain your child for the whole trip. If you have a long trip towards your destination, it is best to have puzzles, coloring books, stickers, portable games ready for your kids to enjoy.

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Prepare a variety of snacks

It might be easier to pack chocolate and sweets for a long journey, it is best to avoid these to your kids – you might arrive to your destination during their sugar rush and you might not be able to control them. Plan their snacks beforehand and pack them in Ziplock. It might include bread sticks, fresh fruit, bagels, and etc.

Keep your First Aid Kit near you

Travelling with kids means carrying a fragile being with you. You must carry a first aid kit that includes plasters, painkilling syrups, antihistamines, their vitamins, and etc. Although it might be bulky for your luggage, it is best to be prepared than be sorry later.

Write simple notes for your fellow passengers

This is best applicable if your travelling in an airplane or any public transportation. But remember, writing a note for your fellow passenger will not give you a free pass to let your child be rowdy. You will just be given more time to control and calm down your child.

Wet wipes and tissue papers are your best friend

Even if your child is potty trained, it is best to pack wet wipes and tissue papers for unforeseen events. You can never tell how long the line is to the rest room.

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Pack extra clothes

This is a no-brainer tip, but we will repeat this one. If you are planning to stay for five days, pack at least eight to 10 days worth of clothes. The extra clothes are meant for unforeseen accidents due to food, poop, and other stains during the trip. You would not want your kids to have a big stain over their shirt/dress during your journey.

Let them be creative

Let your kids have fun and let their imaginations explore. You can bring notebooks, pens, pencils, Kindle, iPad, headphones, and other leisure devices suited for them.

 

These are just some tips and tricks to have a fun-filled travel with your kids.

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7 Vintage Travel Destination You Should Visit

Vintage travel destinations are classic vacation sites that have proven their value and are always worth visiting. Fortunately, these vintage destinations are still very popular and are a real escape from the busy, modern world.

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK

Yellowstone is considered to be the oldest national park in the world, established in 1872. It has spectacular geography, vivid wildlife and numerous waterfalls and geysers including the famous Old Faithful, also known as the most predictable geyser. It is perfect choice for adventurers and nature lovers.

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SAN CARLOS de BARILOCHE

Bariloche, a popular vintage site in Argentina, is located in the foothills of the Andes, on the shores of Nahuel Huapi Lake. Refreshed with alpine architecture style, Bariloche is a big tourist spot with diverse ski, tracking and hiking opportunities. As an addition, it has many restaurants, cafes and chocolate stores.

Bariloche is very popular among locals as an excursion site because of its romantic and cozy atmosphere suitable for families.

PORTOFINO

Portofino is a small, Italian fishing town and appreciated tourist destination, known for its picturesque port and historical connection with famous people and artists.

It is situated in the province of Genoa on the Italian Riviera. Portofino is built around a small port and is famous because of its colorful building along the coast.

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Photo by Pedro Ponchio

This place became popular in 1950s, thanks to the song “Love in Portofino” composed by Fred Buscaglione.

And while you are in Portofino don’t miss a trip to Genoa, the Teatrino and Medieval Abbey of San Fruttuoso.

FLORENCE

Florence, a Renaissance jewel in the heart of Italy, is a classic when it comes to vintage vacations.

The main symbol of Florence are Duomo cathedral and noble family Medici. However, few people know that this cathedral is one of the largest churches in the world. In the mid 14th century, Florence became the first city in the world that had paved streets and for short period of time was the capital of the Italian Kingdom.

After you have visited the Cathedral, complete your experience with other symbols of Florence: Piazza della Signoria, Palazzo Piti, Uffizi gallery, Ponte Vecchio…

TRIESTE

Trieste is one of the most comfortable cities to live in. The capital of Friuli Venezia Giulia Province leaves an impression of a casual place, ideal for short visits or excursions. Have a cup of coffee or try Espresso Illy, exclusively made in Trieste.

Enjoy the view at the Miramare Castle, visit the world biggest cave open for tourists, and then, save a few moment for a legendary shopping in Trieste.

If nothing else, you’ll remember those times when everything was at the reach of the hand and maybe, the spirit of past times will fulfill your soul.

PLITVICE LAKES

Rarely will nature give a man such a pleasure like Plitvica lakes in Croatia. Theatrical play of water, plants and stone will captivate even the most demanding tourists. It is established as a National Park in 1949, and protected by UNESCO because of its unique beauty.

It really represents classic, vintage destination due to captivating view and is very popular destination for family vacations. You can visit Plitvice in every time of the year, you won’t miss any of its beauty.

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Turquoise waters of Plitvice lakes can be compared to ocean waters of some exotic island.

The rare beauty of this National Park is hard to describe, only when you see it you will comprehend that amazing view.

ROUTE 66

You don’t know what road vintage traveling is if you haven’t driven down the Route 66.

Mother of all roads, mentioned in numerous songs, movies and books, now has a symbolic meaning.

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It has been a promised path for many emigrants in 1930s that were in search for the better life.

Route 66 has unique charm and mysticism than no other road has. It is a piece of the legend that still resists the time and waits for nostalgic tourists eager to travel through the American history.

Top 10 Beach Travel Destinations

Do you know where to find the most beautiful beaches in the world? Of course, there are many extraordinary beaches; they are one of a kind, unique and charming. So if you want to swim or sunbathe surrounded by the amazing sand, ocean, and nature, we selected 10 beaches that will leave you speechless.

Maldives

Maldives beaches are favorite tourist destination worth visiting at least once in your life time.  Tiny, pearly white sand, crystal clear water and lagoons, will make your dream vacation come true.

Every hotel is perfectly equipped, especially for water sports. Diving is a trademark of the Maldives and unforgettable experience and there are also excellent diving teachers to help you discover hidden underwater ridges, ship wrecks and areas with the most attractive marine animals.

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However, this earthly paradise has its own problems. Global warming has affected Maldives badly: 90% of the islands have disappeared due to rising sea levels. You should expect to see sand pumped back onto beaches and many seawalls around popular resorts.

Fiji

Fiji or Fiji Island is a country and archipelago located between Hawaii and New Zealand in the South Pacific Ocean. It has a volcanic origin.

The two most popular island for tourists are Viti Levu and Vanua Levu. There you’ll find a lot of interesting places, vivid night life, traditional villages and luxurious hotels.

Fiji Islands have to offer intact nature, wilderness, coconut plantation, ancient villages…Beaches are beautiful with soft, white sand, blue ocean and colorful coral reefs.  They radiate with cozy atmosphere and are great for snorkeling.

Leleuvia, Waya, Vomo, Mana, Monuriki, Navini, Castaway are one of the best beaches in the world and they all are a part of Fiji Islands.

Fiji is a safe and friendly country but as anywhere else, basic caution is recommended. Take care of your personal stuff and keep them in the hotel safe.

Kauna’oa Bay, Hawaii

Crescent shaped beach on the Kohala Coast, with white sand, palms and calm, blue water is an ideal place for relaxing. You can enjoy first class swimming, sunbathing, diving and surfing.

Nights on the Kauna’oa Beach are exceptionally beautiful, just lay on the sand and look at the stars or at the rays in the ocean.

If you want to swim, be careful because there are no lifeguards on this beach.

Seychelles

One of the most photogenic beaches in the world, Anse Source d’Argent is located on La Digue island in the Indian Ocean.

Pale pink sand shimmering against black, granite walls, turquoise water with coral reefs make Seychelles a real heaven on the earth.

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It is possible to visit neighboring islands by ferry or even a helicopter which is a very adventurous way to get to know this place called “the paradise garden”.

Bora Bora, Tahiti

The magical island of French Polynesia in South Pacific is surrounded by lagoons and coral reefs and is only 29 km long. In the middle of the Bora Bora island, there are remains of a former volcano, shaped like two peaks – Ottoman and Paia.

Bora Bora is called a “romantic island” because it’s a perfect place for couples: it has isolated beaches, calm atmosphere and cozy hotels. Special attractions are bungalows with see-through floors which are posted above the sea water.

One of the problems Bora Bora has is polluted water. It is way more polluted than any other surrounding island.

The Hamptons, New York

Attractive place for wealthy tourists, the Hamptons, has one of the best beaches of Long Island.

The coast starts near Southampton and stretches to the east side reaching Montauk island.

The Hamptons beaches provide peace and quiet, you can enjoy the clean air and popular surfing spots.  It is hard to select one beach due to its wide selection, so you should visit them all: Cupsogue Beach, Rogers Beach, Tiana Beach, Meschutt Beach, Ponquogue Beach…

Lanikai Beach, Hawaii

White, shimmering sand mixed with the rustling of the palm leaves, the smell of salt in the air, rich tropical vegetation and a lot of sunny moments is what makes Lanikai such a picturesque beach.

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Beach is protected from the wind thanks to the coral reefs, water is always perfect like for the postcard view.  The bad side of this beautiful beach is that there is no facilities, no parking, no lifeguards and no restrooms.

Nantucket Island, Massachusetts

Located in the Atlantic Ocean, Nantucket island is the most popular beach of Massachusetts. Water is relatively calm, and the sand is perfect for making sand castles, which is also the main source of fun at this beach. Excellent for surfers and is a good spot for romantic sun sets. Nantucket beach radiates with reminiscent atmosphere, it is similar to a romantic novel atmosphere.

Nantucket Island has a lot to offer: bird-watching high points, bike trails, mini-golf, historical walks. It is really diverse and has something for everyone.

Jaz, Montenegro

If you want to complete your vacation with adventure, culture and entertainment, then this wide, sandy beach is the perfect choice for you.

Near the Jaz beach is the city of Budva and Dubrovnik – popular tourist cities in the Adriatic sea.  Apart from swimming, you can enjoy sports like rafting or paragliding or even you can visit the unique city outdoor theatre.  Also, you can enjoy delicious local food.

What we would highlight as a flaw of the Jaz are prices. It is not small budget destination

Vik Beach, Iceland

Black sand, foggy view, and monster stories are what attract tourist to this place. It is the total opposite of what you think when you hear the word beach.

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It is the southernmost part of the Iceland. Provides excellent views of puffins in the cliffs above the beach; has one of a kind black sand and beautiful coastal erosion. Stunning and dramatical in so many ways, mystical and fairy tale beach, but sometimes, it can get windy and cold.

5 Incredible Budget Travel Destinations

You don’t have a fortune to spend but you want to travel? Do not worry, you can travel and enjoy every moment of it even with a limited budget.

To make that possible, there are some simple rules and suggestions to follow.

First of all, to save a significant amount of money on the accommodation, try to travel before or at the end of the season. You will also avoid unbearable crowds and rush. Pack rationally and wear as little luggage as possible.

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Be sure to check all available ticket purchase sources because ticket prices vary and you want to get it as cheap as possible.

Compare the prices of an organized trip with the price of a trip in which you’ll be your own guide.  Choose the option that fits your budget the best.

And then, when you finally reach your desired destination, think about various ways you can save time and money.

As for the accommodation, try not to be too picky. Maybe you won’t have trendy decorated room or an apartment, but it is important to have a nice, clean and quiet accommodation and to see as much as possible of the place you arrived in.

If you can, travel with a group of friends so you can split the cost.

Keep in mind how much money you have and what you can afford but do not forget to enjoy!

Knowing all this, we selected 5 best travel destinations that are not too expensive but they have a lot to offer.

MALTA

Sunny Malta is one of the best destinations to visit. Because of its low prices, this island is very popular swimming site. We recommend you to avoid July and August because that is when the season is at its pick and so are the prices. The best option when it comes to Malta is to travel in May, June or at the beginning of the September when prices are way more affordable.

What to see in Malta?

Because of its specific geographic location, cultural heritage is a fusion of many cultures that were In touch with this island. Direct contact with the history of this place you will find in the Capitol Valletta, named after the Grand Master of the Orden of Saint John – Jean Parisot de Valette.

You will be charmed by the sea side and the colorful architecture accompanied by the sense of peace and harmony in which you’ll enjoy every single day.

Visit the most important sites:

  • Medieval city of Mdina and the Palazzo Falson;
  • Village of Marsaxlokk;
  • It-Tokk market in Victoria Gozo;
  • John’s Cavalier Art Centre;
  • Fontanella Tea Rooms…

Santorini, Greece

Magical Santorini – a delicacy for those who love uniqueness, fantastic beaches, and amazing night life.

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It is a volcanic island, one of the biggest and most beautiful of what Aegaen see has to offer. Capitol Thira is located at the top of the island, 260 meters above the sea level. It is connected to the port at the foothill with 566 stairs. Walking down this stairs is a real adventure, it gives you an amazing view of the seaside and city architecture, and if you find this too much, you can rent a donkey for an additional adventurous experience.

What to see in the magical Santorini?

Magical Santorini got its name with a reason: it is like a heaven molded with lava. This crescent island, the jewel of Greece, has to offer many amazing sites to visit:

  • Amoudi Bay – great if you want to go cliff jumping;
  • Fira Trail – amazing sunset;
  • Kamari Beach;
  • Akrotiri Village and the Red Beach;
  • Stairs of Oia…

Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, the Capital of South Korea, the center of modern architecture and advanced technology, is modern metropolis fused with Buddhist religion and huge street markets. Only a few years ago, traditional Korean spirit was dominant, but now, the situation is completely different and it is believed that the major role in this cultural transformation had the alcohol.

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If you want to have fun like the locals do, you won’t want to miss karaoke. Cheap, but unforgettable fun.

In Seoul, the Internet is the fastest than anywhere else in the world, city trains do not late and public toilets are impeccably clean.

Places to visit in Seoul: Gyeongbokgung Palace, Myeongdong, Namsan Tower, Cheong Wa Dae, Itaewon, Lotte World…

Cape Point, South Africa

Cape Point is located near the Cape of Good Hope and is considered to be the place where Atlantic and Indian ocean meet.

The main symbol of the Cape Point is for sure African penguins at Boulder Beach. With a distinctive combination of rocky mountains and wavy ocean, Cape Point offers quiet but exotic experience. You will be amazed with architecture, locals and, of course, food – inexpensive yet delicious specialties.

If you want to explore Cape Point and to get the most out of this experience and all that with reasonable prices, we suggest you visit: Table Mountain National Park, Robenn Island, Lighthouse, Ostrich farm, vineyards…

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is the capital as well as the largest city in Portugal. It is one of those specific cities, boemic and romantic, that will, because of simple beauty, stay in your heart forever.

Lisbon is a great destination for small budget travelers. The biggest cost will be flight and accommodation so it is the best to book the flights and accommodation far-in-advance because there are no penalties for changing plans or even canceling.

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Food, drinks, handmade gifts, public transportation – are all significantly cheaper compared to other big cities. One flaw of traveling to Lisbon is that nightlife and electronic goods are very expensive, especially medications. Be sure to bring your own medicaments and cosmetics because they are ridiculously expensive in Portugal.

What to see in Lisbon?

Lisbon is a unique combination of ancient and medieval culture mixed with uprising modern style. Having that in mind, we selected several locations that you don’t want to miss while in Lisbon:

  • Torre de Belem;
  • Vasco da Gama Bridge;
  • Ajuda National Palace;
  • Lisbon Oceanarium;
  • Jeronimos Monastery;
  • Alfama;
  • Miradouro da Senhora do Monte…

World’s Top 8 Culture Trips

Enjoying many cultural attractions is the best way to connect to the destination you are visiting.

Whether you are captivated by the traditional dance, the power of classical music or even spectacular architecture, we’ll suggest Top 8 destinations that will reward you with beautiful cultural content.

BARCELONA, Spain

It is almost impossible to miss out that famous place for street performers in Barcelona.

Numerous street dance & music performers as well as “human sculptures” had turned Las Ramblas into a world of fun, music and colorfulness.  Take a look at Sant Pere, La Ribera, Barceloneta, Montserrat and enjoy rich Spanish heritage. This vivid place will make your heart and soul dance and you will never be bored.

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Photo by Pierre Phaneuf

LONDON, UK

London is a city of culture, history and fashion. It is busy, modern and has one of the best cultural content and attractions in the world. Be sure to visit Hyde Park, Richmond Park, British Museum, Tate Modern, Natural History Museum. Meet famous people at the Madam Tussauds or shop ate the largest urban shopping center at Westfield Stratford.

It is inadmissible not to visit Buckingham Palace, Westminster Palace, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London, London Eye…

The British capital conquers, shocks, delights and seduces its visitors; one thing for sure – you will not remain indifferent.

ROME, Italy

The magnificent Mediterranean capital charms and overflows with its rich culture and history. You will need a lot of time to get to know Rome, to fuse with its tradition and to hear the whispering of the ancient Roman stones.

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In Rome, there are many quality restaurants of Mediterranean cuisine, it is a home of extraordinary museums and archeological sites that you do not want to miss.

Visit: Circus Maximus, Vatican, Castel Sant’ Angelo, Pantheon, Piazza di Spagna, Forum Romanum…

BERLIN, Germany

The German capital is known as a hedonist destination where you will enjoy the best beer and food as well as bohemian pleasure center. Also, it is a real magnet for history lovers.

Besides that, Berlin is one of the biggest creative centers in Europe, and in recent years it has become family destination number 1. Berlin is a city that has a lot to offer: from traveling into distant European history to numerous attractions on the streets, parks and lakes.

German capital presents a unique spirit of Central Europe, it had witnessed glorious fame and defeat. It’s impressive and captivating.

Visit: Museuminsel, Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie, Berlin Zoo, Brandenburger Tor…

BELGRADE, Serbia

Belgrade is the center of art and culture of Serbia and Southern Europe. It offers a diverse cultural content, including museums, theaters, music and film festivals like BITEF, BEMUS, BELEF and famous Book Fair.

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Belgrade has many archeological sites and historical monuments and buildings like Belgrade Fortress and Kalemegdan, Skadarlija, The Old Palace, The Victor Monument, Knez MIhailova Street…

Belgrade has excellent shopping opportunities and amazing nightlife where you can have a lot of fun at local bars, clubs and floating river clubs.

FES, Morocco,  Africa

For centuries, Fes has been scholar center of the world. Locals call it the knowledge capital and the first association is Al Qarawijjin, a mosque that eventually became a university.

Fes has three parts: Medina Fesa – old city, Fes-Jddid or new Fes and Ville Nouvelle – the newest part built by French. The old city of Fes is a part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

We recommend you to visit four imposing Gates of Fes, Fes el-Bali and ancient quarters of Medina.

BHUTAN, Asia

A small Asian country, officially the kingdom, is a cultural, history and heritage site worth your attention.

Nature is wild, beautiful and intact with green mountains and lakes. Although small, Bhutan is considered to be one of the happiest countries in the world.

Its culture is heavily influenced by Buddhism and has many ornate temples and fortresses – a real archeological treasure.

To feel the influence of Buddhism and ancient Himalayan kingdom visit Thimphu, Paro, Punakha, Phuntsholing and Bumthang.

DUBROVNIK, Croatia

Dubrovnik is a town located in the South of Croatia, on the Adriatic sea coast. The city surrounded by massive walls is well known for its long and turbulent history, centuries old architecture, narrow cobblestone streets and glorious baroque churches.

Today, Dubrovnik is a top tourist destination that attracts many tourists from around the world.

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Old city (Stari Grad) is for sure the most interesting part of Dubrovnik. It is surrounded by medieval walls that bring the sense of the ancient time.  You will be amazed by the mystical atmosphere that this city emits.

Dubrovnik is an architectural jewel, mainly the mix of Gothic and Romanesque architecture, so visit all of its parts: Stradun, Bokar, Mircheta, Onofrio Fountain…

Top 5 Travel Destinations for Adventurers

Adventure traveling is a special type of traveling which includes exploration, adrenalin rush, physical fitness and potentially risky situations. It is demanding but exciting and can really test your limits.

This often includes rock climbing, mountain biking, scuba diving, kayaking, zip-lining…

In the recent years, these kinds of travels are getting more and more popular, so we’ll show you some of the best choices.

AMAZON

Discover remote and protected regions of Amazon.  The ecosystem of Amazon rainforest provides a wide spectrum of spectacular flora (more than 25.000 different species) and fauna.

You can find many different types of palm trees, orchids, trees, as well as exotic animals like crocodiles, river turtles, pink dolphins, monkeys, and birds.  If you are lucky, you’ll see some of the rarest animals – ocelots, sloths, anacondas, tapirs, jaguars or even harpy eagles.

This for sure will be the unforgettable adventure of your life.

KENYA and TANZANIA

The best countries for observing the wildlife, Kenya and Tanzania, offer comfortable accommodation; have a mild climate with warm sunny days and cold nights.

Enormous national parks, intact by growing humanity, established throughout the region, are well known because of the rich and diverse wildlife.

In Kenya, you will see African buffaloes, zebras, antelopes, jackals, and baboons.

In Tanzania, your glimpse at the living world will be framed with the imposing Kilimanjaro in the background.

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KILIMANJARO

Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and represents a serious adventure, meant for only the strongest.

A track to the peak will lead you through five climate zones; from agricultural fields, through forests, meadows and deserts to the snowy fields.

In the rainforest zone, you’ll see monkeys, leopards and buffaloes.

Exploring Kilimanjaro is a very demanding task, full of obstacles and dangerous situations. It will test your abilities to the core.

GALAPAGOS

Visit these adventurous island made famous by Charles Darwin. Galapagos attracts many curious tourists, nature lovers and bird watchers.

Explore the natural diversity of Galapagos, dive with playful sea lions, admire Galapagos turtles and iguanas, watch whales or visit The Charles Darwin Research Station.

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NORTH POLE

For centuries, the North Pole was the untouchable fascination for explorers – a destination that was not reached until the 20th century.

Experience mystery, peace and beauty of the North Pole.

Enjoy the intact snow and ice, glorious glaciers and icebergs in the frozen waters of the Arctic Ocean or witness the magnificent view of polar bears and seals.

A Truly amazing place that will convince you to watch the nature from the slightly different perspective.

TRANSMONGOLIAN EXPRESS

For adventure packed with beautiful scenes, enter the world of fascinating history; from the elegance of the big Russian cities, through the Mongolian prairies to the natural treasures of China. And all that by train!

Transmongolian express offers traveling in one direction for 21 days, so you can board in Russia and go to the southeast or in China and travel to the northwest.

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No matter where you start your travel, you’ll have an amazing experience of seeing the part of the world that hasn’t been seen by many.

Visit the legendary Chinese wall or walk through Tiananmen Square. Don’t miss Lenin Mausoleum, the Cathedral of Vasily the Blessed and Red Square in Moscow.

Enjoy the prairies of the Gobi desert or shady forests of Gorkhi-Terelj National Park.

You will change five time zones, the train will often make stops at the small fishing villages rich with traditional architecture and culture. This comprehensive, adventurous travel will change your life.