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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…

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,…
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…
11 Cheap Travel Destinations In Europe

11 Cheap Travel Destinations In Europe

There is no doubt that Europe is one expensive continent! It's home to irresistible and exotic countries, such as places like Paris, Rome, Iceland, Amsterdam and so on. The reason for it’s pricey nature is of course because the Euro is so strong. For this reason, it might seem difficult for a budget traveller to enjoy Europe. However, if you go at the right time and avoid the expensive places, you can get the European experience you've always wanted. So, grab your luggage and check out the cheapest places to travel to in Europe!   Read more on Europe: Is a Day Trip from London to Paris via the Eurostar Train worth it? Weird, Unusual and Unique Things to do in Rome for First Time Travellers (Plus a Few Classics) 19 places to spend Christmas in Europe This post contains some affiliate links for your convenience.  Click here to read…
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Top Items That Every Traveler Needs to Take With Them

According to the United Nations World Tourism Organization, the number of international travelers is on the rise. In 2017, the number of international tourists rose by a substantial 7%, with 1.322 million people jetting off to a foreign country. That figure is also expected to grow by between 4-5% in 2018. While that means that there are plenty more people buying cheap souvenirs and getting their tan on, it also means that there are more people fretting about traveling too. The stress of traveling often comes as a result of the packing phase so, to help you out, we've highlighted several top items that every traveler needs to take with them. A Bag of Stationery In the year 2018, where most of us have smartphones with note-taking apps, you probably wouldn't think to take a bag of stationery with you on holiday. However, stationery can have plenty more uses, which is why it's…
25 Unbelievable Places Every Travel Lover Has To Visit

25 Unbelievable Places Every Travel Lover Has To Visit

As an avid traveler, you must have an awesome bucket list that you want to tick off as you circle the globe. There are certainly no shortages of beautiful cities, and towns to visit. But there are some truly exceptional ones that no serious traveler can afford to miss! Here are just a few of these unbelievable places: Marrakech This is the perfect city for art lovers. The magnificent buildings and vintage housing is one to take your breath away. It oozes of so much rich culture you can’t comprehend at once. The entire city is filled with interesting thrills you won’t want to miss. Buenos Aires, Argentina Over the years, the city became known as a great hub for all types of activities like arts and sports. So many rich art galleries are located in this town and it has a reputation for helping out local artists through annual…