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Best City break destinations to finish 2018

With the conclusion of 2018 upon us very soon, many people may want to squeeze in one more weekend city break before ringing in another new year. Here are some of the top destinations ideal for a quick weekend holiday. New York City       A quick trip across the pond to New York City could be an option for a weekend getaway. The city is a cultural centre of America with access to plays, concerts and art museums. As Christmas approaches, Rockefeller Center becomes decked out with holiday décor and offers ice skating. Also, landmarks are a popular point of interest here including the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building. Paris With its numerous iconic landmarks, Paris can be a fun weekend getaway. Of course visiting the Eiffel Tower and the Arche de Triomphe are a must but the city does provide other possible sights. For instance, the LouvreMuseum…

How to Pack for a Colder Vacation without Paying for Extra Baggage

If you know that you are going on vacation then you will understand what an exciting time this can be. You get to finally see things that you have never seen before and you may even find that you are busy trying to plan out all of the things that you are going to do as well. If you are having a hard time knowing what to pack then you have nothing to worry about because you can find out whatever you need to know right here. Wear Invisible Layers The secret to wearing the clothes that you want in the colder weather is for you to wear invisible layers. You need to make sure that you wear thermal leggings and even thermal tops as well. When choosing your thermals, you need to make sure that you are choosing ones which reflect your needs as well as choosing ones that…

Business Models Booking.com, Expedia, TripAdvisor: An Overview

Starting a hotel booking website can be a great way to make money – more people than ever are following their dreams of traveling the world, and they’re looking for a cost-effective and easy way to do it. If you’re interested in creating your own hotel booking website and app, then it’s imperative that you do a study and competitive analysis of future competitors that are already dominating the space. Here’s an overview of three current popular hotel booking websites and an analysis of their business models. Booking.com Booking.com is a simple site that offers accommodations, flights, and combination deals (with flight and hotel). They also offer the option to book car rentals or airport taxis through their site. Booking.com makes money by charging booking fees for the convenience of bundling services. But primarily, the site makes money through charging hotels for selling their inventories – they take a percentage…
Why Switzerland is a Top Ski Destination

What to do if you are injured while skiing or snowboarding

Always have a snow buddy, ski or snowboard together. We have complied a guide of what to do if you or your snow buddies have been injured while carving up the mountain! If possible, don’t leave the injured person alone. Try to flag down another skier or snowboarder and ask them to send help. All they need to do is let the lifites know that someone is injured on the run and they will send Ski Patrol. Don’t move the injured person as you could cause more injuries. Do not remove their skis or snowboard, if they have a broken leg / ankle, this can make matters worse. Remove your skis or snowboard. Stand your ski’s upright up the hill in a “X”, this signals that you need help and to avoid this area or for a snowboarder, you can attempt to stand the snowboard up, if enough snow permits.…

A Must-Have Travel Accessory for a Noisy World

Everyone deals with headaches and hassles while travelling. From lost baggage to delayed departures to cramped seating, getting to remote destinations is a challenge. One less obvious downside to travelling is the impact of environmental noise on trains, planes, and motorized boats. Aside from making conversation difficult, prolonged exposure to heightened levels of environmental noise can cause serious health problems including long-term hearing damage. Some Facts About Environmental Noise According to the BBC, noise levels become dangerously loud on flights, especially during takeoff and landing. “Take-off and landing are the loudest moments, when noise levels inside the cabin can reach 105 decibels (dB). At cruising altitudes, noise drops to around 85 dB, says Pamela Mason of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Long exposure to 85 dB can cause temporary hearing problems.” Even on modern subway or train systems, such as Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) in the San Francisco region,…

What to do if you are mugged while travelling

Being mugged while travelling can be a very traumatic experience at the time as well as after the event. Everyone is vulnerable to a mugger, from a first time traveller or a seasoned traveller.  Make sure you have Travel Insurance and have the important things covered (eg: your camera or laptop, if these are important to you). Its recommended to take a photocopy of your passport and put it in a safe place as well as having small passport photos incase your passport is stolen. I have always thought, if we were ever to be mugged, it would be because we have walked down dark alleys or at night. Norbert from Globo Treks, who was robbed at knife point in Fes in broad daylight, it really opened my eyes to how vulnerable we are when travelling , he gave us some good insight into the experience what what he did. If you are…
8 Luxury Getaways to add to your Bucket List

8 Luxury Getaways to add to your Bucket List

Sometimes in life, we have to do it tough - scrimping and saving and slogging away - and other times in life, we get to live it up and enjoy the best things that money can buy. This guide to luxury getaways is definitely not about being frugal - it’s the exact opposite. This guide is designed to help you to get the most out of life, and to help you to seize some serious luxury and style for yourself. It doesn’t matter if your ultimate life goal is buying your dream catamaran or just having the money to charter one for a while, this guide will give you the inspiration to live a little bit large. Stay harbourside at Cannes Mention the name Cannes and you’re likely to evoke whimsical sighs of approval from your friends. Cannes is home to so many different types of awards and moments of…
The Most Expensive Luxury Hotels from around the World

The Most Expensive Luxury Hotels from around the World. 

I love travelling in luxury whether is flying business class, staying in luxury hotels or taking a helicopter to go wine tasting. So I thought it would be fun to do some research on some of the most expensive Luxury Hotels from around the World, here's what I found!  Four Seasons Bora Bora  Name of the room/suite:  Otemanu Three-Bedroom Beachfront Villa Estate (5,380 square feet) Average cost of the room/suite - 10,257 Euro ($11,272 USD at today's exchange rate) What makes this room/suite so special - This one-of-a-kind villa is perfect for families and groups, with three bedrooms, four bathrooms and a private swimming pool. Located on a white-sand beach and surrounded by tropical foliage, this secluded villa offers unmatched sunset views, outdoor dining and a private infinity pool. Do the occupants of this suite receive anything special – The beachfront villas offer guests an inclusive experience, with meals, select activities, airport transfers and other…
10 of the Dreamiest Overwater Bungalows

10 of the Dreamiest Overwater Bungalows

When we say paradise, what comes to mind? Tranquil beaches that make you appreciate nature’s lavish colors? Like white powdery sand fringing turquoise waters, plus gorgeous bursts of yellow and orange sunsets? An idyllic view dotted by spacious wooden villas and heavenly spas, perched above clear waters that show the adventure waiting underneath? Intimate and private suites with massive sundecks and infinity pools, hashtag honeymoon goals? Well then, sounds like some of the dreamiest overwater bungalows in the world! While most of the world-famous Overwater Bungalows are in the French Polynesia, there are many others nestled all over the world. You can go wherever you are without spending a day on the plane. Here are 10 of the dreamiest overwater bungalows that are sure to make you swoon (in no particular order): This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience.  Click here to read my full disclosure policy.  Four Seasons…
Top 10 Cruise Destinations Around The World

Top 10 Cruise Destinations Around The World

Nearly 30 million travelers will take a cruise this year. Cruising isn’t a new method of travel, in fact, it’s been around longer than airlines. Who can forget Love Boat, or even the Titanic! However, trends in cruising change each year as passengers look for more unique experiences, and as cruise lines attempt to garner more of the travel market with offerings for all budgets and age ranges. If you haven’t yet experienced a cruise for yourself, this list of top cruise destinations around the world just might convince you to relax on a cruise holiday! Caribbean The Caribbean is an extremely popular destination for cruise ships. With over two dozen nations, and thousands of islands, a cruise is the best way to see the Caribbean! You can wake up to a new tropical island every day. The Bahamas are so close to Florida, you can take a day cruise…