There’s a popular quote that goes, “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.” Those words couldn’t be any truer especially for people who love to travel. Traveling exposes you to so many wonderful things about the place we call home – earth. Even not-so-wonderful experiences during trips can be considered lessons learned along the way.
Indeed, just as the books we read open our eyes to new things learned and add to an ever-expanding knowledge repository, traveling expands the box you’ve built around yourself. It can change your views of the world, the people in it, and life in general. On the contrary, if you’re afraid to step out of your comfort zone and travel, it’s as if you’re stuck on the cover page of a book – satisfied to just look at the pretty picture in front of you and not bothering to read the content.
Now I have a question for you – which one are you? Are you the type who merely glances on the cover or are you the type who excitedly peruses the content of a book in anticipation of what’s in store for you? Hopefully, you’re among the second type. As someone who’s had her fair share of travels locally and internationally, I can honestly agree with the quote mentioned in the get go, especially since I usually travel with my kids. Read More …
Gustave Flaubert once said, “Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” Those words aren’t hard to understand. Modesty, itself, means being unassuming; it means accepting your limitations, being unpretentious, and humbly acknowledging the limit of your abilities. Why does modesty relate to travel?
Think about it. When you travel, you become exposed to different cultures and literally see just how vast the world is. If you simply confine yourself to the four corners of your home, you close your mind off to the idea, albeit unconsciously, of just how big the world is out there. However, once you step out of your home and travel around the world, you acknowledge that there is, after all, a bigger world beyond what you’re accustomed to.
As your plane lifts off the ground and ascends to the sky, you think that everything below you has gotten smaller, but have they? In reality, you’re given somewhat of a bird’s eye-view of the world, and it should be enough to make you realize that you are but a speck of matter on the earth. The world, for all intents and purposes, is bigger than you’ll ever be and has more to offer than anyone ever could.
You may have accomplished a lot either in school or at work. You may be the richest person in the world. You may be everything you’ve ever desired to be. However, at the end of the day, there is a more powerful persona out there who created the world and everything in it, including you. That same persona placed you in one minute portion of the world, and that’s enough to underscore the fact that the world can engulf you if it wills it to. Read More …
Both Austria and France have a long history as excellent ski destinations. Since the 1970’s France has been the most popular destination for ski holidays due to its vast ski resorts with numerous facilities. However, Austria is growing in popularity due to its low costs and fantastic apres ski. This guide helps you pick the best ski destination to suit your individual needs.
Why Choose Austria?
One of the main reasons people are choosing a ski holiday in Austria is the price. The costs of a ski holiday can quickly add up, with equipment rental, ski passes, food, alcohol, flights and travel insurance. Austrian ski holidays are significantly cheaper than those in France, allowing you to enjoy your holiday without having to think about your bank balance. Read More …
Planning a vacation to the last detail is an efficient way for one to spend a holiday. However, sometimes the best experiences are the ones encountered in spur-of-the-moment decisions. Those who feel a sudden urge for a lovely and spontaneous holiday can enjoy City Breaks Paris anytime of the year. This lovely and romantic city has plenty to offer for anyone who wants to relax and have a good time.
One can actually bring home a long list of wonderful memories from a short city break tour in any city Paris. The Parisians are known for their love in art and fashion making Paris an ideal place to house some of the world renowned art pieces like the Mona Lisa. Visitors who would like to enrich themselves in the world of art and humanities can spend their days exploring the Louvre Museum, Musee d’Orsay, and Pompidou Centre, with a side trip to the Moulin Rouge Theater for some entertainment. Scenic or sight-seeing trips offer a more relaxed and possibly romantic experience to tourists with the Eiffel Tower at the top of the itinerary alongside a cruise in the River Seine.
There’s a fairly good reason that Summer Nights from Grease has always been such a huge hit. Other than its catchy melody, the song reminds us of what we crave for the most- long and lazy summer days and nights. Sadly though, the world has to turn, and the seasons must change. Although we can’t really do any tweaking with this, we can somehow extend that luxurious pleasure and escape those cold winter nights. Yes, especially for one born in an archipelago of more than 7000 islands…the sea calling is so hard to resist.
Most people would count a package deal to a Greek island or even a couple of weeks in Devon as their annual holiday, but there is a more extravagant side to travel if you have the funds to pay for it. If you have ever been curious about how the obscenely wealthy let their hair down, take a look at ten of the most luxurious trips available.
The exclusive resort
The island of Bedarra lies just off the coast of Queensland in Australia and is home to a series of ‘hidden’ villas. The perfect sands and jewel-like seas of the Great Barrier Reef are only a few steps away and you can enjoy the very best in hospitality and accommodation.
The grand hotel
Las Vegas is famed for its opulent accommodation and the Mansion Hotel at MGM Grand is no exception; the facade alone is that of a stately home and there is access to both butler services and media suites. Read More …