travel tips (30)

If you are on the lookout for a dream vacation, Gujarat is one place that has plenty to offer to you. Rich history, culture, and heritage, unique and diverse landscapes, extensive coastlines, mouthwatering authentic food etc are just enough to make you feel amazing when you are in Gujarat. The state is the country’s westernmost state and is the 7th largest one. The incredibility of the state lies in its diverse attractions like world famed architecture, exotic wildlife, historical monuments, tem

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Explore Sri Lanka for the best with the help of the outlined itineraries. Sri Lanka Tourism Itinerary ended up ready with all the watches connected enabling visitors to investigate almost all the actual destinations in the United States and could end up being easily adjusted to install inside itineraries connected with intercontinental in addition to local take trip agencies. It’s best to investigate the actual itineraries before planning for a trip to learn about the best along with the cheapes

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7 Travel Health Tips for Your Next Trip


by Phil Paoletta

Whether it’s a mild cold, a stubborn case of the runs, or occasionally something worse, many of us have had the unfortunate experience of getting sick on the road. Illness of any kind can derail or even ruin your trip, which is why it’s important to avoid catching something in the first place. Some of these tips will seem like no-brainers, but you’d be surprised how easily they can fall between the cracks in the whirlwind of travel. Stay mindful, though, and stay healthy.

1. Do So

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9 Foods to Avoid When Flying

In this day and age, for every person who takes care about what he or she eats, it seems many more are still fairly careless about it. But even those who watch what they eat may not realize that conditions while flying in a commercial jetliner – especially longhaul – can present issues when it comes to certain foods. And so, there are some you really might want to avoid in order to make your flight as comfortable as possible. Some of these may seem like no-brainers, so consider this simply a re

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I've recently done my Travel Minutes from our radio show on tips.  Here are some of my little-known travel tips & facts:
  • Did you know that mustard can relieve leg cramps?  Well it does! Yellow mustard contains turmeric acid which is an anti-inflammatory. Actually, turmeric has many health benefits.  Check them out at  So put some of those yellow mustard packets in your bag for those long flights.
  • Fellas, if you forget your shaving cream, don’t fret because you can use t
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Our Quick Video Tips for Travelers


Our Quick Video Tips for Travelers  

In a recent post, Why Hotel Content is So Boring  we argued, and so did the webinar panel at VFM Leonardo, that hotel content is boring in part because their images are vacuous, and un-engaging.
They  have nothing to do with the actual emotional experience of staying at a specific hotel or destination.
Think photos of empty dining rooms and pools.
Think empty guest rooms or an unrealistically gorgeous, blond, blue-eyed family of four playing in the impossibly bl

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Necessary Supplies For A Road Trip


Road trips can be a lot of fun and a great way to travel with flexibility and convenience. But they can also quickly turn into a never-ending string of "are we there yet" enquires. When planning your road trip, there's a number of things you should include in your packing list in order to ensure everything goes smoothly.

Mix CD- Most essential item on any self-respecting road trip. You want a mix CD with up-beat songs, which you can sing along to. You can never go wrong with the classics. This wi

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Knowing a little something about a country’s cultural and social nuances before you travel there could mean the difference between having a fun or a frustrating vacation.

Cultural-Awareness-150x150.jpg?width=150You’d want the same for a visitor in your own country, so why not make cultural awareness just as important as what you pack when planning an international trip. The more information you gather before traveling to a foreign country, the more open you can be to new experiences and the better memories you will take home with you.


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Ten Reasons to Consider Travel Insurance

About 1 in 3 travelers buy insurance for their trip, according to the US Travel Insurance Association. Should you be one of them? Here are 10 practical reasons, based on 10 situations where travel insurance can prove invaluable.

You’ve paid nonrefundable deposits or bought nonrefundable tickets.

For some trips, you’ll need to pay deposits significantly in advance of your travel dates, and in most cases, those deposits will be nonrefundable. Travel insurance can help you recover your deposits if yo

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After Sun Gel

Don’t forget your ‘After Sun’! Aloe Vera Gel works well in the tropics, it is non greasy and won’t block your pores allowing you skin the chance to breathe and cool down after a day out in the sun. We don’t have fresh Aloe Vera growing so bringing a gel will make up for this and you will find it is normally cheaper at home that in Jamaica.


Baby Wipes

These are great as a quick freshen up when having a day out at the beach or hiking in the Blue Mountains when the heat & humidity begin

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 It’s 6 AM and the call comes in. It’s the only time these calls come in.

You are in one city and your family is in another. There’s been an accident and you need to get there as soon as possible.
Your head is spinning. Everything is moving at warp speed.
Questions dance through your mind. What if I don’t make it on time? How am I going to miss work? What about the kids? What do I tell them? You feel guilty for the selfish yet practical ones including – How much is it going to cost me to get there
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Tips For Travelling On A Budget


Back before the industrial revolution, travelling was a perk that only the elite could afford, a luxury denied to most of the population, who even if they could afford the journey itself - which they couldn't - couldn't afford to stay away from work for that long. Nowadays, travel is relatively easy, but it still never hurts to find ways to cut the costs of our holidays - so we can start saving for next year, if nothing else ;) Here are some tips to help reduce your travel expenses.

1. Travel off

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Tips for Conserving Fuel on Road Trips


The rising cost of fuel is a topic that we are all familiar with and it can affect us both in our daily life plus our holiday travel plans. It is not just the UK that is facing this problem; it is a common factor all over the world and with many of us choosing to book holidays that involve a car hire it helps if we know a few ways of conserving the fuel we have and getting the most from it.

Before you depart on your journey you need to make sure your vehicle is in an overall good condition. It’

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Driving seems like a straightforward enough business. You get behind the wheel, turn on the car, and then proceed to go places. Most driving laws, while varying slightly from place to place, are no more than common sense, and most people will have no difficulty driving in countries other than their own. However, there are some obscure (and some not so much) corners of legislation where common sense goes to die. Here are some of the world's most bizarre driving laws.

Here a whale, there a whale, e

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Losing or having your passport stolen is something that we think would never happen to us. Even if we take all the right steps to make sure our documents are safe it is still something that can happen to anyone of us no matter which country we are travelling in.

If you do have your passport stolen you should first report the theft to the local authorities; if you are stopping in a hotel they will help you with this.  You must get a crime reference number from them as you may need this upon you

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Keeping Children Entertained On The Road


Travelling with children can be a great experience for the whole family, but it can also be an exhausting experience for everyone involved. Children are more prone to boredom than adults (or at the very least are more vocal about it), so having a game plan to keep them entertained is of the utmost importance for the sanity of everyone in the car. Here are a few tips to keep your kids entertained in long car trips.

1. Embrace the 21st century - We live in the digital age. Finding a way to keep you

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Road Safety When Travelling


When travelling, it's always important to take every necessary precaution in order to ensure your safety and that of family. Driving is no exception. Whether your touring the Costal del Sol, or visiting the colourful city of Cape Town, here are some tips to stay safe.

1. Never leave valuables in the car. If for some reason you must leave valuables in the car, don't leave them where they can be seen from the outside. Put them in the trunk, or lock them in the glove compartment. Never leave your do

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Anyone who's ever travelled anywhere is aware of a little thing called Murphy's Law of Travelling. Murphy's Law of Travelling states that the longer the distance you have to travel, the higher the likelihood you'll forget to pack something essential. It works like clockwork. The best way to avoid it? Make lists, stick to the lists, double-check the lists, and never let go of the hand of your son if he happens to be named Kevin and resembles a young Macaulay Culkin. Here's a helpful list to help

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5 Things 'Sherlock' Taught Me About Travel


Sherlock Holmes was such a beloved character even during Arthur Conan Doyle's life that when the author - sick and tired of his creation - tried to kill him off, the public outcry was of so epic a magnitude that Conan Doyle had no other choice but to bring the detective back from the dead. It is, therefore, not surprising, that over half a century after Arthur Conan Doyle's death, his works and their adaptations continue to enjoy such popularity. There are many things one can learn from watching

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When (and why) Do We Share Travel Information?

We recently did an article  on why social media mavens don’t use their social media accounts to complain about bad service or disappointing travel experiences.

Now, according to the  marketing company, Milestone, there’s a twist to this thinking.

While travelers may prefer to lodge their travel complaints directly to the hotel or destination, it seems travelers are more likely to share information about a purchase they just made.

Apparently 40 percent o
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