Category Archives: Travel for everyone

Backpack Traveling

We see them walking either singly or in tandem, sometimes in small groups of threes and fours dodging cars in city streets, sometimes stopping and browsing cards and things in some souvenir shops. They travel with that ubiquitous backpacks with them everywhere they go. They have been called several names, some flattering, some funny, and some downright insulting tags. The most fitting of all is probably extreme budget travelers. Travel fever Why travel at all if you only have such meager resources in places halfway around the […]

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Are You A Backpack Traveler?

There are several ways to travel travel light, travel fast, travel in style, or doing your travel backpack style. In this list, backpack traveling gets the most flak from people who knew very little what it means, especially about the people who do travel backpack style. One thing is for certain – backpack travelers pay the cheapest. From the experienced backpackers themselves, backpack traveling is one great way to travel around the world on the cheap. You learn to be frugal and be able to exercise your […]

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Adventure Travel for the Free-Spirited Individual

Adventure tourism is now one of the fastest growing trends in travel business. It started with Leo Le Bon who co-founded the world’s first adventure travel company—Mountain Tours with other eight travel mates. Le Bon and others made the first commercial journey to the Annapurna region of Nepal. Since then, the travel business grew rapidly resulting to a plethora of travel companies that offer adventure vacations. Classifying an adventure travel however pose a little difficulty in defining what exactly it means. Adventure travel depends on the level […]

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Why Hostels Aren’t Just For Students and Backpackers

When going on vacation, the cost of accommodation while you are away is one of the biggest drains on your budget. It would seem that no matter where you go in the world, hotels are always expensive places to stay – leaving you less money for enjoying yourself and having fun. Yet most of us cling to the concept of hotels as clean, enjoyable places to stay – and book ourselves in despite the cost. On the flip side, the word ‘hostel’ is one that triggers terrifying […]

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Three Unusual Tourist-Friendly Cities in Europe

When traveling a trip to Europe, certain countries naturally suggest themselves to your itinerary Everyone wants to visit the usual places; Italy, Spain, France, England, Holland and the Czech Republic. All of the aforementioned have a city, tourist attraction or night life that is tempting to any possible tourist. However, if you limit yourself to the well known tourist destinations in Europe, you may miss out on some wonderful places to see and experience. Here’s three European countries to consider adding to you want-to-visit list: Ireland The […]

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Travel and Motion Sickness Remedies

Travel sickness is the bane of any vacation. It makes traveling to and from your destination an unpleasant, nausea-inducing experience – and it may also restrict the things you can do while on holiday. Below are a few tips for helping rid yourself of travel or motion induced sickness: Ginger The root ginger has recognized nausea reducing properties, and is most frequently suggested for pregnant women suffering from morning sickness. However, its impressive effect on nausea means it translates well to those suffering with travel or motion […]

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Travel Advice: Emergency Contact List

When going on vacation, part of the fun is unleashing yourself from the bonds of home life and responsibilities. However, there is still a little bit of home you should always take with you: your emergency contact list. The following is a list of numbers you should ensure you take with you every time you go on vacation. If possible, take three copies of the list: keep one in your purse or wallet, one in your hotel room and one in your luggage. That way, a list […]

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Water, Water Everywhere – And The Drops You Shouldn’t Drink

When visiting a foreign country, water may be far down your list of things you want to think about. You’ll probably be too busy drawing up a list of sights to see and things to do, and water won’t even figure in the equation. However, depending on the country you are visiting, this could be a very grave mistake. In the Western world, we are used to being able to drink water straight from the tap. It’s one of the products of Western civilization, and we do […]

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How To Survive An Airplane Journey With A Small Child

Taking children on an airplane journey can be a nightmare – particularly if it’s long haul – for both you, the parent, and any fellow passengers. Children are easily bored, and when the novelty of being in the air wears off, you will most likely find yourself with an overly energetic child trapped in a confined space. It’s a nightmare start to a holiday, and the disgruntled moans of other travelers won’t help the situation or your mood. So here’s some essential tips to surviving an airplane […]

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Is Travel Insurance Really An Essential?

Any holiday website, hotel reservations website or travel agent will be quick to tell you that travel insurance is an essential for any trip either abroad or in the same country. This ‘advice’ usually accompanies a hard sell for their in-house insurance, which many people purchase without even thinking about it. However, those stuck in Europe following the Iceland volcanic eruption that closed European airspace for six days, discovered to their cost that travel insurance is not always what it’s made out to be. Many discovered that […]

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