Beautiful hotels around the world

Getting up in morning by an irritating buzzing alarm, thinking «does this worth it?», making breakfast, taking a shower, getting dressed, going to work and repeating it all over again. Do you feel identified? Work is important, but everything needs a balance, and one of the best ways to achieve this harmony is through traveling. Think about it, when was the last time you went on a trip? If it is hard to recall then definitely you need one as soon as possible.

Traveling around the world, alone or with a partner, is good for you. It allows you to meet other cultures and new people from other places. It allows you to see what is going on out there, to knowing yourself better, finding new goals to reach and ultimately call another place «home sweet home».

Take the first step to an amazing adventure

Come on, let’s do a simple exercise. Take a deep breath and hold it for two seconds. Then, exhale. Now repeat the same thing with your eyes closed and picture yourself being well-treated in an excellent hotel and eating a tasty meal in a wonderful countertop. Now, open your eyes. How did that felt? It was good, right? You have already completed the first stage of your trip, which is to visualize it. The second one is planning your best route to get out there, and the next stage is conquering your dreamed trip.

This year is about to end, so stop thinking about that countertop installation and go to that destiny you have always wanted to go. And even better, stay in a beautiful hotel with new smells, different food, and great people to share new adventures and great memories. You could experience it all by just buying a plane ticket or riding that bus. Believe me, it will change your life! So, what are you waiting for?

If you are ready to start you journey, take a look at this amazing video, you can start by thinking about these places:

How to Prepare for Travel

Packing

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One of the biggest challenges when it comes to travel is knowing what to pack. Whether it is a long journey which takes months or short one of a few days. Preparation is probably the most important step of the travel process because it ensures that you have all that you will need while traveling.

Here are a few helpful tips to guide you in your preparation and packing before you leave for the airport or drive off to your travel destination.

1. Choose your main luggage

Choose luggage that is lightweight, versatile and can fit all that you want to carry. The following are excellent categories of luggage to choose from.

  • Rolling luggage- they are easy to maneuver in the airport and won’t make you tired as you don’t have to carry them.
  • Duffle bag- these are simple and quite effective when you don’t need to pack a lot of things.
  • Wheeled backpack- this gives you the option of either wheeling or carrying in case you have to change terrains.
  • Travel backpack- these offer you enough space to carry all your essentials and also hands-free navigation and mobility.
  • Carry-on- this is a bit small but is really effective to carry your documentation and all those things that you will use during the travel such as your phone and wallet.

2. Organize your stuff

Use packing organizers to keep your suitcase in order. Organize your clothes in compartments based on outfit type or activity type. You can use packing cubes to help in this task. Ensure you create a packing list of all the clothes you need and use it to tick off all the items you have packed.

3. Pack your toiletry bag

Ensure you pack all the basic toiletries in this carryon bag.

4. Prepare your personal item carry-on bag

In this bag, put everything you will want with you inside the plane. You should pack at least 2 outfits, some toiletries, your travel documents, some petty cash and your electronic devices, your wallet and a book to keep you occupied during the journey.

5. Collect important travel documents, cash and credit cards

Place all your important documents in a travel organizer.

6. Consider travel security

You should always be on the lookout for pickpockets when you travel to foreign cities. Personal security, as well as the safety of your belongings, is very important. Always keep your valuables hidden so as to keep them safe.

7. Prepare your home

In case you are taking a long trip, then it is important to get you home in order. This list can help you  in this task.

  • Arrange for someone to take care of your pets.
  • Prepay your bills for the time you will be away.
  • Empty your refrigerator of all foodstuffs that will expire or rot in the time you will be away.
  • Unplug appliances from the power sockets.
  • Turn off your heater and air conditioner.
  • Turn off your water heater.
  • Lock all your doors and windows.
  • Store all your valuables in a safe and lock it.
  • Leave a spare key with a trusted friend, neighbour or family member and give them your travel itinerary.
  • Reconfirm your airline departure time before you leave the house.

I hope this article was of help to you. Happy packing and Happy travels. 🙂

Top Tourist Attractions in Cuba

Cuba is the largest Caribbean island. It has more than 3000 kilometers of coastline. It has a rich culture and captivating history. Here are some amazing sites that you can’t afford to miss when you visit this gorgeous country.

1. Old Havana

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This offers a slice of Cuban history with its cobbled streets and neoclassical buildings. It gives you the experience of life 200 years ago. Old Havana has numerous vibrant gathering spots such as Casa Del Conde Jaruco which was built in the 18th century.

2. Varadero

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This is one of the most famous beach destinations in Cuba. This strip has more than 50 hotels along it. It also has nature reserve with a pretty beach and two caves. Varadero is also home to lush flower gardens and a small lake where visitors can paddle in rowboats. CayoPiedra underwater park in the northeastern part of Varadero is a popular snorkeling and diving site with breathtaking shipwrecks brightly colored fish.

3. Trinidad

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The beautiful town of Trinidad dates back to the 17th century. It prospered from sugar and slave trade. It is Cuba’s most popular tourist town which offers a lovely ambiance to the millions of tourists who visit. The town has a number of really old buildings which are still in stellar condition.

4. Guardalavaca

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It is located in Holguin province. It is filled with glittering beaches and is a little quieter than Varadero. The beaches are swept with lush foliage that offers plenty of shade. One can also engage in snorkeling and diving here along the coral reefs. You can also visit Chorro de Maita which has native Indian burial sites and a recreated Taino village.

5. Parque Nacional Vinales

Parque Nacional Vinales (Valle de Vinales)

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This is a beautiful valley located in Sierra de Los Organos. It has steep limestone hills which slice through the valley creating a dramatic landscape. The valley floors are agricultural areas which grow tobacco, fruits, and vegetables.

6. Baracoa

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This is the oldest city in the country. It was founded in the year 1511 and is located in the province of Guantanamo. The city boasts of colonial architecture and lush countryside which have waterfalls and pretty beaches. The hillside is home to rare birds and plants.

7. The Malecon

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This is Havana’s most prominent seafront. It was founded in 1901. The promenade runs for up to 7 kilometers from Habana Vieja to Vedado. It boasts of 20th-century buildings built in both art deco and neo morish styles. The buildings are painted in either pastel pinks or yellows.

8. Santa Clara

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It is found in the province of Villa Clara. It is a vibrant university town rich in cultural attractions. It is also the site of the last guerrilla battle that was led by Che Guevarra. The mausoleum and monument of Che Guevarra are the main tourist attractions here with Guevarra’s last letter to Fidel Castro being engraved on his monument.

I hope you found this article helpful- Cuba is waiting for you! Happy travels. 🙂

VISITING CAPE TOWN- LESS KNOWN PLACES

VISITING CAPE TOWN- LESS KNOWN PLACES

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Cape Town is known for its spectacular skyline, beautiful beaches, and breathtaking scenery. There is also plenty to see eat and do while in this city. This article focuses on the little-known fun-filled attractions that Cape Town has to offer.

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden

Kirstenbosch Gardens is filled with all sorts of wild vegetation that are indigenous to South Africa. It is located to the East of the rugged Table Mountain. The gardens have views which are out of this world. The garden also has a Canopy Walkway (Boomslang) which directly translates to “tree snake” the pathway curves and winds itself through ancient trees that offer fascinating views.

Wine in Cape Town

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Cape Town’s sightseeing, wine route covers 3 distinct wineries: Eagle’s Nest, Groot Constantia, and Beau Constantia. The latter has a signature white and red “Pas de nom” which translates to “nameless”. They also offer up chutneys, cheese, crackers, and spittoon as part of their menu.

Gin at Hope on Hopkins

South Africa is known to make some great tasting wine. Apparently, they have great Gin too!

Hope on Hopkins is a cozy pub serving 4 distinct gins: – London Dry Gin, Mediterranean Gin, Salt River Gin and Lucy’s last of the Summer Wines. The latter is made by soaking the end of harvest Petit Verdot grapes in London Dry Gin. It is located in Salt River suburbs along 7 Hopkins Street. They open from 12:00 to 5:00 PM and host a Gin Experience every first Wednesday of the month.

Honest Chocolate

Honest Chocolate is renowned for organically produced ingredients that make one of the best chocolate in the world. Additionally, old-school handicraft is employed in the preparation of bonbons, coffee and other treats to satisfy your sweet tooth. They are located on 64A Wale Street.

The Granary Café

This building (formally a grain silo) first opened in 1924 but later shut-down in 2001. It has recently been rebranded as the Silo Square Hotel and is home to- The Willatson bar, The Granary Café, The Silo Rooftop and the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, scheduled to open in late September 2017. The granary café offers a mind-boggling view of the Signal Hill and V&A Waterfront and mouth-watering dishes. Their specialty is Salmon Ceviche and Parmesan Risotto, both under 10USD. It’s located in the Silo Square at the V&A Waterfront.

Scooter tour down Signal Hill

The scooters were designed by the Swiss to be used to traverse the Alps during the summertime. South Africans have recently adopted it as a means of touring destinations across the country. Once you get the hang of it, riding downhill on a scooter can make amazing memories. Not only is it fun and comedic, it is also a good way to keep fit. Take photos and videos for years to come

Tour Cape Peninsula by sidecar

If you adventure then this is for you. You will be touring sites such as; – Muizenberg Cape Point Nature Reserve, Boulders Beach, Simon’s Town, Camps Bay and Chapman’s Peak.

 

This is just a peak of the iceberg of what Cape Town has to offer. Hopefully, you will go out and experience it for yourself.

Happy travels. 🙂

 

 

How to find the cheapest flight to London

It doesn’t really matter where you are living. If you are traveling to London, you need to know that you are going to pay high flight fees. This is because London is a popular city and many people are flying there on a daily basis. However, there are somethings that you should know about finding the cheapest flight to London. It is possible to fly cheaper than some of the other people that are booking a flight. Here is some information on how you can find the cheapest flight to London:

Ignore all the myths that you can read online

The first thing that you need to know is that there are so many myths online about how you can fly as cheap as possible. There are myths like you should purchase your ticket on a certain day, and you should fly out on a certain day, then you will get your ticket as cheap as possible.

However, there aren’t any facts that will proof that this is really great methods for finding cheap flights, and you will not know if this really is something that you can try, for sure.

Need to be flexible with your date and time of flight

In order to find the cheapest flight to London, you need to be flexible with your date and time of flight. Sometime during the day, the flights are normally cheaper. There are also some flights that are cheaper on certain days than other days.

So, you need to look at which flight date and time are going to be the cheapest. And, then you are making arrangements around the cheaper flight time.

Choosing budget carriers

The third tip for flying as cheap as possible to London, is to make use of the budget carriers. There are some of the carriers that are really expensive and that might give you some luxury. However, if you are looking for a cheaper flight ticket, then the budget carriers are more recommended.

Make your booking early

You need to make your booking early. However, you should not make the booking too early. There are some problems that might occur when you are making a booking that are way too soon. Making your booking between three and four weeks from departure might be your best option to find a cheap ticket.

Flying to London can be expensive. And, there might be some stupid myths online about how to find the cheapest airline tickets. The only way that you can make sure that you are going to find the cheapest flight ticket to London is to make sure that you remember these tips. Then, you will have the best chance of finding the cheapest possible ticket for your flight to London.