If you plan on traveling to a foreign country, it’s best to know how to speak the locals’ native tongue. Learning the basics of a language before going on a vacation is essential not only to help you immerse in the country’s culture, but also to help you get past sticky situations in a place where English may not be the first language.
Case in point: you’re in Italy and would want to seek help for directions going to Venice’s St.Mark’s Basilica. Or while on a holiday in Peru, you suddenly needed to buy medicine for your migraine. You approach a resident and ask, but he doesn’t understand you because he hardly speaks English. Do you end up doing myriad hand gestures until he comprehends what you are saying or give up asking entirely?
People who would like to get away from routine tasks or very stressful jobs often go on a vacation to relax and recharge. Travelling is one of the best ways to enjoy a change of environment and escape from daily stressors even for just a short while. However, it can also be a source of stress when one fails to plan ahead and prepare for the trip. Here are some of the things you can do to plan a stress free vacation that can be enjoyed to the fullest.
1. Choose your season well. It is important for people to check weather conditions in their travel destinations before sailing off or flying out. This way they can anticipate the type of clothes or protection that they need to bring for their vacation. Equally important is to know the season that is best for scheduling a trip. Those who love the beach can book their vacation during the summer season where they can take advantage of the warm and sunny weather, while people who love chilly weathers, hot chocolates and the feel of powdery white snow are better off with a winter season vacation.
One of the cornerstones of Balinese culture is the captivating experience of its cuisine; the sights, smells and tastes and their history all combine to encompass the essence of Bali.
With so much to experience, a lot can be said for enlisting some help – many people are now choosing to accent their Bali Holidays by participating in food tours, which allow guests to immerse themselves in the culture of Bali by travelling through its towns and cities, meeting locals, sampling the authentic cuisine and learning about the process of creation, from the farm or forest to the dinner plate.
If this sounds like a mode of travel that you could get used to, then why not check out these top picks – the best food tours in Bali to satisfy your inner gourmand.
Are you thinking of going on a romantic getaway with your significant other? Mexico is a great option that offers many great destinations. The country is known for its amazing beaches and resorts, which make it perfect for those who love swimming, snorkeling, and other related activities.
To begin with, some of the most romantic hotels in Mexico can be found in Los Cabos. The natural beauty and serenity of the place also adds to the numerous reasons why this is a favorite among many couples.
The Las Ventanas al Paraiso is a paradise but make sure to have lots of money in your pocket if you plan to take your partner there. This is known as one of the most expensive sites in the country.
Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort & Spa is another recommended spot for couples. The services they provide is often talked about by past clients. You’ll be relaxed and rejuvenated if you visit this place. You could also spend your honeymoon at Pueblo Bonito Rose. They have fantastic room service and you have the option to stay in bed and ask for Mimosas and tropical fruits.
The water reflects the perfect blue skies, the wind blows off fresh…another perfect day for a stroll. Perfect day, yes, but, I had a date then. Joan told me that she would just drop by her house to feed the pigs. I had to wait for about 30 minutes in a nearby store in Ngcherelong, a province in the northern part of Palau. I had a five-day holiday in this beautiful sunny island nation last year. I had to write down “sunny” because I wanted to pack my things away from Japan’s chilly winter! Palau is a small archipelago of approximately 300 islands lying in the Pacific Ocean situated east of the Philippines. The unique and fascinating reefs and islands are the primary places of interest in this island nation.
Joan has three pigs. Thanks to her part-time job as a tour guide. She was able to buy the pigs after organizing a lovely tour for a group of Korean visitors to the Rock Islands – the best of Palau’s natural wonders.
According to her, as we drove down to Palau’s business city of Koror, the aim of the Government is to promote tourism industry to support economic growth while maintaining the ecological balance of marine and land ecosystems. The Palau Visitors Authority (PVA) mentioned that the local economy relies primarily on tourism, which attracts approximately 80,000 overseas visitors per year, generating more than US$1.5 million in taxes annually. With this figure, tourism becomes one of the primary sectors of employment in the country. Joan, among other locals, benefits from this industry. Read More …
When it comes to vacations, one of the things that often put a dampener on things is the budget. Vacations that are supposed to be relaxing and rejuvenating turn out to be horror stories just because people chose to skimp on airfares, hotel fees, and other travel expenses. Yours need not turn out the same way. There are steps that you can take in order to have a vacation that is low in price but is most definitely high in satisfaction. You can start with an online search for the best motel rates. This is easy to do nowadays with a lot of travel operators and deal websites competing to give the modern traveller the best value for his money.