Hassle-Free Last Minute Holidays

When boredom strikes and you have the means, why not go on last minute holidays? People think that going on a vacation at the last minute can be very costly, but that’s where they are wrong. For one, few people know that you can find the best deals and holiday packages during off-peak season as there are fewer tourists, so hotel prices and air fares hit rock-bottom prices.

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Getting the best deals on hotels, air fares, car rentals, accommodations, tour packages etc. requires you to be flexible. This means that you should not be tied up with specific travel dates. The rate on traveling on a weekday is much lower compared on weekends. You can also consider traveling on a smaller airport as they offer cheaper rates. If you find a good deal online, go for it and book it. Continue reading “Hassle-Free Last Minute Holidays”

Experience the Best Bali Holiday

Bali, Indonesia is one of the best tourist destinations in Asia. This is mainly due to the fact that Bali, the famed Island of the Gods, has beautiful natural attractions that include miles of sandy beaches, picturesque rice terraces, towering active volcanoes, fast flowing rivers, deep ravines, pristine crater lakes, sacred caves, and lush tropical forests.

Bali temple
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The island is also well-known for its rich cultural heritage which is apparent everywhere, from its over 20,000 temples and palaces, colorful festivals and ceremonies, and also in music and the arts. Bali is best experience through many different excursions and guided tours by coach, private car or “Big Bike”, by boat, and by planes. Continue reading “Experience the Best Bali Holiday”

5 Things to Do When You Visit a New City

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Taking a holiday or short trip to visit a city is very different to visiting a typical ‘holiday’ destination like a sleepy beachside town or ski cabin. Visiting a new city is about soaking up the culture and history of a place, as well as treating yourself once or twice in new bars and restaurants. When it comes to making the most of your time in a new city, it’s all about how you go about exploring. To help you on your way, here are five things to do when you visit a new city:

Get Your Bearings

Easier said than done, we know, but the sooner you can get your hands on a map and figure out where you are in relation to everything you want to see and explore, the better. If you have an idea of a few suburbs or landmarks that you want to check out, mark them off and formulate a bit of a plan so that you’re not trekking back and forth all day!

Avoid Tick-A-Box Tourism

Everyone succumbs to it at one stage or another in their travelling career—you want to see as much as possible and you end up racing around town just so you can get to everything, without actually enjoying any of it. Instead of trying to see as much as possible, find the things you really want to see and focus on really experiencing it.

Make the Most of Your Meals

One of the best things about being in a new city is the different food you can try, especially if you’re far from home. You can tell a lot about a city from its food scene (not to mention the fact that you can find some truly delicious gems) so avoid generic restaurants and immerse yourself in the city’s culture through your taste buds!

Chat to People

One thing tourists in new cities don’t do enough of is chat to people they meet. You’ll find there are plenty of opportunities if you look for them…that friendly clerk at the hotel, the waitress at the bar, your taxi driver from the airport. Ask them what their favourite parts of the city are and why they love living there. You’ll be amazed at the hidden gems you find that are off the beaten tourist track, like hidden nightclubs, multicultural areas with the best food imaginable and even quaint neighbourhoods you otherwise would have skipped past.

Take a Day Tour

It might sound like the ultimate in tourist kitsch but it is the best way to get to know the city and to also get an idea of where you want to go back and explore on your own. Most city day tours only take a few hours to complete and are hop-on/hop-off, so you can take the opportunity to stop and explore or make a note of the location and come back to check it out at your own pace.

The Best Way to Go on a European Road Trip

European visitors have three choices when it comes to transportation when visiting its major cities. They can either go by trains, buses, or cars. But in order to enjoy visiting its regions, the best way to travel is still by cars. Tourists will have a grand time exploring the depths of UK, Holland, Germany, France, Italy, Poland, Turkey, Spain and other European countries if they just hire cars as they will not be encumbered with schedules and just plan their trips their own way.

Driving trip
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But before embarking on a road trip, there are things that need to be considered as driving through Europe means crossing countries with different cultures and different languages. Travelers might want to research important words beforehand so they can communicate with the locals, plan in advance to anticipate currency exchange, and check out the differences in gas prices. Continue reading “The Best Way to Go on a European Road Trip”

Travel Agency Benefits – Why You Need to Book With a Travel Agency!

All of us use the services of travel agencies planning a vacation or any other kind of trip. It’s easier to plan a trip with the help of such an agency and they save our money and efforts sometimes. The same way we may use internet travel agencies that appear in great quantity on the web nowadays. Many people are still afraid of being scammed using such agencies. But let’s make more detailed analysis of internet travel agency benefits and define why it is sometimes better to choose online services.

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Using an offline agency, you should look for it in your neighborhood or at least it should be in your country or region. At the same time, you may find an agency, which is located far from you and offers more reasonable information and services according to your requirements. It becomes more and more usual that online services are cheaper than non-internet services of the same kind. It depends on many factors; but try to compare offline and online travel agencies and their prices for the same offers. I bet that you will be surprised. And money is always one of the key factors of our choice. Continue reading “Travel Agency Benefits – Why You Need to Book With a Travel Agency!”