Traveling with friends sounds like a lot of fun! Unlike with family members, we get along perfectly well with our friends. However, travel can prove to be a serious litmus test of your friendship.
Here are a few things to ensure you’ll come back with your friendship intact – or perhaps stronger:
1. Talk About Money:
Stats show that finances are one of the top three reasons for divorce! So don’t think your friendship won’t fall prey to it! Talk about money well ahead of the trip. You might assume you both have the same budget but that’s not often true. If your friend’s budget is lower than yours then she’ll resent you for spending “extra” and if her’s is higher then you’ll feel the same way. Sit together and discuss what are the things you want to spend money on and which things aren’t a priority. One of you may want to invest in food but the other may feel it better to get cheap food and save money for other things. Just remember that things can get really ugly really fast if you don’t talk about
When organizing different sizes of events, such as a group outing, wedding or conference, arranging land transportation can be problematic. There are factors you need to take into consideration, including headcount, budget and guest needs, among others. Regardless of what the occasion, you want to ensure that the company you choose provides transport that is safe, smooth and comfortable. Look into the following tips to book excellent group transport within your budget.
Allow More for the Headcount
Ideally, you should have the final headcount prior to booking event transportation. However, when planning events, there are several factors that can influence whether you can give the exact headcount way ahead of time. It would be easier to give a solid attendance estimate beforehand if the event is a company outing, whereas the RSVP deadline of a wedding would have to wait until two weeks prior to the event to come up with the final headcount. No matter what the situation, it is more practical to overestimate the headcount and make the necessary revisions when the numbers are confirmed. In the end, you want to be sure that all guests
People aren’t born smart travelers. It’s something that only comes with experience. In the beginning, you make a lot of mistakes. Then, one day, you begin to seamlessly move through airports and integrate yourself into new cultures like a fish to water.
I want to help you accelerate the process and help you avoid some mistakes (and I sometimes make a lot of them also), so I put together this list of 20 travel tips that I gathered in my experience and research, that will help you reach your full travel potential.
20 Travel Tips
1. Don’t be scared of using a map.
Looking like a traveler isn’t as bad as getting really lost and ending up in the wrong places. So get yourself a city guide once you arrived in a city.
2. Visit the local tourism office.
They know about everything going on in town. They can point you to free activities, special events happening during your stay, and everything in between. Use this resource.
3. Make extra copies important documents.
Always make copies of Passports, Insurance, Travel tickets and
I wanted to get more information on IGS, so I went online. I was going to call the company, but I figured I would be able to find a lot more info if I looked around online. I did a search for gas company info in Ohio, and I found a website that has a lot of info about the various gas companies that service Ohio residents. I was mostly wanting information on IGS since they are the biggest company to supply gas to residents throughout the country. I was able to get what I wanted about this company, but I also found out a lot about other gas companies too. Read more
Keeping the entire family happy while operating on a budget is tough. If you are looking for inspiration in your life, then you are probably already in a tight financial situation. Keeping your nose to the grindstone is one surefire way to achieve success. But if you combine hard work and optimism with a savvy approach to your spending habits, then you are guaranteed success.
If you have already done everything you can to optimize your income, you need to start cutting back on expenses. But if you think that you need to deprive your family of the things that they want to have to be happy, just so that you can save money, you can start thinking about the whole situation a little differently. You do not need to live a life deprived of all of the things you want to be happy just to save money. Instead of thinking that you can not have the things you want to be happy, just start thinking about how you can get them for less.
When it comes to our kids, we want to be able to buy them the things that will make them happy. Sometimes,
The islands are richly covered with tropical forests and trees. This is why some rare types of birds only live in the Andaman Islands. However, the factor that really attract tourists who travel to India the most in the Islands are the magnificent shores surrounding almost all of the islands.
Featured with its crystal clear water, many wonderful colorful fish, and some magnificent coral reefs, the beaches host some of the richest marine reserves in the whole world that attract several vacationers to spend their holiday in India.
During the past few years, due to the decrease in the prices of flights coming from India towards the Andaman Islands, the number of travelers who enjoy their vacations in India and visit the islands notably increased and the Andaman Islands held a position in the touristic map of India. This is in addition to some other flights that arrive from Thailand and other Asian countries to directly land in the islands.
The Andaman Islands, for administrative reasons, are grouped together with the Nicobar Islands, situated around 200 kilometers to the South. The Andaman Islands in fact consist of around 200 islands that largely range in their
School holidays roll around four times a year and each time you want to keep your kids entertained and once in a while treat them to something really special. Well here today, I’m presenting the ultimate school holiday treat for the whole family! Often, family travel focuses on a destination suitable for children but can be a bit of a drag for the parents. East Africa is NOT such a destination – it offers plenty for everyone from your primary-school-aged son to his grandmother.
East Africa has so many activities for all ages. Many people just think of a typical safari, looking at animals from a safari vehicle. When parents are considering a holiday for their young children, spending days in a car does not sound attractive. But there’s so much more! At Lake Naivasha you can go cycling in Hells Gate National Park. In the Maasai Mara and Serengeti you can go in a hot air balloon. Many lodges have swimming pools to break up a big day of game drives. You can head up to a beautiful viewpoint for a sundowner in most places you might be in the region. Walking safaris are available in
Here are some vacation spots near Washington DC:
1. Ocean City:
East Coast’s most popular resort city, Ocean City, is a most frequented holiday destination. Based in the State of Maryland, the city is most populated with tourists during the summer. The beach is the primary attraction in Ocean City. Assateague Island is a favorite with the children for it is home to wild ponies! With its top class restaurants and active nightlife, Ocean City is a favorite with the adults as well. With its beautiful beaches, amusement parks, museums, golf clubs and shopping centers, it’s the best place for a family vacation near Washington DC.
2. Colonial Williamsburg:
This small area in Williamsburg, VA is a living-history museum! In the 18th century, it was the capital of colonial Virginia, and a popular place for political talks and conferences. All important buildings like the Courthouse have been reconstructed to depict the era. Costumed employees work and dress as people in that century did. It is populated with many history reenactors who work as tour guides but hiring one isn’t necessary. The living-museum is open for general public free of any charge. Museums can be
Paris, also known as the city of love all around the world, is the capital of France. It is the first thing that pops into our mind when we think about a romantic getaway. It is a place for people in love and the people who are romantics at heart. But little do we know that Paris is so much more than romance. The place has so many other attractions that even if you’re not a romantic, it will still make you fall in love with itself.
The first and foremost attraction of the place is The Eiffel Tower. The tower was built between the years 1887 and 1889 and has a structure of wrought iron lattice. It was named after Gustave Eiffel, the engineer who designed and constructed it. The tower is considered to be one of the most romantic spots around the globe. It has also become a famous spot for proposing to your significant others. Visiting the Eiffel Tower, you will probably find a few people around it on their knees in the middle of their proposal speech. If you’re thinking of popping out the question to your spouse, well then Paris is the
1. Start planning early:
Before you even start planning a trip, research! Research about adventure spots suitable for your family. If you have a toddler, you’d want a town nearby where you can buy diapers and other necessities. Adults love trying new ethnic food but kids aren’t so keen on that. It will help to pick a place which has a McDonald’s nearby.
2. Know everyone’s expectations:
Discuss with each member of your family what their expectations are and then start scheduling a travel itinerary which makes everyone happy.
3. Airfare takes the most money:
Airfare isn’t cheap especially when buying multiple tickets so you should start planning the trip at least three months beforehand. Check various websites for airfare to your destination. Don’t buy the first deal you see because airlines change airfare constantly. Repeatedly check multiple times a week before you buy your tickets.
4. Keep adventure during the journey minimal:
Often times, people choose flights with multiple layovers to save money. If you’re traveling solo then it’s great but a long flight with children can turn into a nightmare. Keeping the travel time as minimum as your budget allows. Kids throwing up
Kenya is one of the major destinations in Africa. The sceneries are amazing starting from the Hell’s Gate in the rift valley to the marine parks on the Kenyan coast. The restaurants are top class serving foreign and their local delicacies which are also one of the major attractions to the people. The Kenyan people are filled with pride of their culture. That is why when you hear of the Maasai you think of Kenya. But technically there are around 42 tribes in Kenya. While you are visiting Kenya, here are the top places that you should visit.
The Maasai Mara National Reserve
The Maasai Mara National Reserve is located in Narok county and contiguous with Serengeti National Park in Tanzania. The Maasai Mara hosts one of the great world wonders of the world. What world wonder do you think that is? It’s none other than the great wildebeests’ migration from the Mara to the Serengeti every year from July and October. The Mara also hosts some the large cats like the lion, cheetahs, leopards, and caracal. It also hosts some exotic wildlife like the black rhino. Watching these animals in action while hunting is usually
Thanksgiving may be your last chance for a relaxing and fun getaway before the hectic holiday season sets in, so now’s the time to make plans. Vegas is a great place to celebrate, and it is also a fantastic place to begin a Grand Canyon tour, such as an affordable and scenic bus tour that goes from Vegas straight to the Canyon.
Vegas has a lot of Canyon tours on offer, and the best part is you can find a tour that goes to the West Rim and tours that go to the South Rim. The West Rim is a little over 100 miles from Vegas, and it is the closest rim. The South Rim is located in Arizona, and the bus ride there takes around 5 and a half hours. All the buses from Vegas, whether they go to the South Rim or the West Rim go right past the Hoover Dam, and your bus will make a quick stop so you can take some photos.
West Rim Bus Tours
A day at the West Rim will be filled with fun and special memories. The standard tour is one that drives you to the
When it comes to traveling with kids, there is an ever-urgent sense of dread by some parents at possibly not having enough for the kids to do. The thing to remember, though, is that you’re traveling with the kids & having a family vacation, and this is where Red River, New Mexico brightly shines. Instead of thinking of things for the kids to do to get out of your hair, Red River has designed itself to be an all-inclusive family fun zone.
Situated in the Rockies and part of Carson National Forest, this inspiring city showcases the natural beauty of the country and uses its beautiful terrain to offer some of the best kid-friendly entertainment around. Here are five things that are a must if you have the kids in tow while visiting Red River, NM:
1. The Pit Stop and Go Kart City – As the title suggests, this family friendly park offers some amazing fun on the track. They also offer some of the best fun park food around including funnel cakes, corn dogs, Philly cheese steak sandwiches, pulled pork, and cheese sticks. Their goal is appealing to the kid in all of us.
Royalty! This is the first thing that might pop into your mind when you think about England. Yes, it does house the world’s richest and most popular royal family, but that’s not all there is to England. From small thatched villages to museums and royal castles, England can offer you almost anything that you might want. Don’t believe me? Well why don’t you take a trip to England and find out for yourself. (And here’s a pro travel tip: Save your money and just Buy British Airways Miles when you travel). So if you plan to come to England, here’s a list of places you should definitely go to:
1. The London Eye, London:
Big fan of panoramic views? Then this is the place for you to go to. This exaggeration of a Ferris wheel literally takes you on the ride of your life. Taking you to a height of 440 feet, the London Eye gives you a look at the whole of London city along with its everyday hustle and bustle. The passenger capsules which carry you up are made of glass thus providing you with the opportunity to have a great 360 degree view
If you want to have the most wonderful experience in your family vacation Safari, below are some of the most critical factors that you must consider when planning for that Safari especially when it involves underage children. This is because a family generally comes with different ages and interests. Not to worry, with some proper planning and early research you can easily organize and book a family vacation site that will make everyone happy.
Sit down with your kids and let them know where they are going to for their vacation. Talk to them about the mode of transportation you intend to use, for example, in the case of a flight they must know about the security check-ins, waiting to board the planes and many other things. A family get together is also a perfect time to talk about any expectations and rules you might have for that Safari and also to listen to their concerns. Allow your teens to bring along a friend if they insist.
Give to each member of the family a list of items that they will need to bring with them on your family vacation.
Thanksgiving 2016 is just around the corner and we’re finally getting some time off from work. So all that money so saved the whole year, the time has come to take it out and take a trip to heaven. The whole world is ready to welcome the holiday season and you should get ready too. Watch the world that has been decked out in all of its glory and fall in love with life. Motivated to travel yet? That’s good because we know just the places you need to see this thanksgiving. So without further ado, here’s a list of places you definitely need to see:
1. Brussels, Belgium:
Stepping into Brussels at the end of November will make you feel like you’ve entered a fairy tale. The place is just like a dream come true all decked out in snow. Visit the centrally located “Winter Wonderland” and have fun at all the rides and food being offered. You will also get the opportunity to buy presents and souvenirs for your loved ones.
2. Lake Tahoe, California:
This tourist destination has so much to offer you at this time of the year. The beautiful lake has
Last minute travel plans are always exciting. You are suddenly charged with the idea of packing and going off on a vacation. It gives you a sense of adventure and you look forward to making the most of it. But, as intriguing as the last-minute travel plan may sound, there are a lot of arrangements that need to be done. And, these things may cost you a bomb if you don’t plan properly.
Worried? Well, here are some tips that will help you save money even if your travel plans have been made a day before the date of departure.
Book Your Tickets First
If you are looking for a cheap flight ticket, booking online is the best option you have. All you have to do is visit different sites and hunt for the best deals. Sometimes, if you download a travel app, you might get an off on your tickets. It might not be much but it will still save you some money! You should also checkup different social media platforms of airline companies to know if they are offering any last-minute deal. If you aren’t going too far from home, consider booking train
There is no experience which equals the thrill of travelling. It means going to a new place, meeting new people and experiencing a whole different world that you were previously not aware off. When you travel you break out of the monotony of everyday and take a jump into the vast abyss of fun and adventure. It is a soul nourishing experience to go far off and lose yourself in deep valleys, majestic mountains and seldom ventured high terrains.
Everyone chooses to travel for their own reasons; some want a break from the daily rut, others who wish to tick off a place from their bucket list and some who just wish to experience a different view. Then there are those who like to travel alone, in other word the solo traveler. There are those who really enjoy the thrill of taking a journey only if they have no companion with them. It might sound odd or risqué to some but there is nothing more adventurous than exploring new places all on your own. There is something intensely personal about being a solo traveler, you can choose to go wherever you want, make and alter your itinerary
Safety is one of the biggest considerations that you should remember when travelling. It is a perfect combination of common sense and technology nowadays. Having the right tools that will help you enjoy a fun and safe trip, especially abroad, as a family and being aware makes every vacation a memorable experience.
Pack lightly but completely
When travelling, clothes, sunblock and toiletries are not the only items that should be on your list. You need to pack emergency medicines for the kids as well as yourself, phones, chargers and a few toys to keep the kids entertained when travelling.
Travelling by car may allow you to bring a lot of stuff on your trunk, travelling on a plane might require you to have several baggage handy for you and your children. You can also pack a handful of snacks, especially when travelling by car so that you and your kids would not end up hungry in case you do not find a restaurant on the route to your destination.
It is not a good idea to bring a large amount of cash especially when mobile. Carry at least one credit card
What with Brexit, the wettest June on record and the end of Brangelina, who hasn’t fantasized about jacking it all in and running away somewhere sunnier, more exotic or even just somewhere outside of the M25? At the moment it seems you can hardly go one thumb swipe without drowning in articles of people who have done just that; writing their novel on a beach in Barbados, getting paid to hug pandas in Taiwan or simply sailing the world on a mega yacht.
They follow an all-too-familiar format, each accompanied by a series of blissful images, ‘foolproof’ explanations of how you can do it too and unquestionably conclude with buzzword of the decade – happiness. By taking the ultimate leap of faith, these lucky few are living their dream, waking each morning and going to bed each night in an unfaltering state of pure, unadulterated bliss. If they’re working, it’s pursuing their passion, providing a tangible benefit to the world and making a real difference. If they’re travelling, it’s to visit places we mere mortals have only dared to dream of and having regular, if not daily, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Who can blame us for getting sucked in;