9
Dec

Travel and Rejuvenate in Egypt’s Cryptic Locale

Work and school drains the energy out of oneself. One works hard and earns money for his family’s wellbeing. They make sure to look after the basic needs of their family and also the latter’s wishes of travelling around the world. To travel around the best places in the world, one can approach their favorite tour operators and get their exotic booking done. These tour planners decide the number of days of travel within your budget. In places like Egypt where there is tourist abundance, these planners organize short and long trips for their bookies and make huge money for their services. Some of the most common tour circuits that are picturesque and speak about the bounties of Egypt that starts from the beautiful Sharm el-sheikh are discussed here:

Sharm el-Sheikh Tours

The Sharm el-sheikh which in other words is known as the bay of the sheikh is a peace laden tourist place in the entire Egypt. One can simply book a resort and enjoy the days and nights of Egypt staying close to the ocean. The Sharm el-sheikh tours of Egypt begin with arrival and checking in to a nice hotel or resort as per one’s convenience. Post a comfortable check in, one can start their Egyptian travel by checking out the city’s look and ambience. This place along with Namma Bay, Hey el Nour, Hadaba, Rowaysat, Montazah and Shark’s bay forms a metropolitan circuit where plenty of peace conferences are held. The Sharm el-sheik airport is closer to many hotels and resorts hence many prefer to check-in at the ocean covered Sharm el-sheikh. This place is famous for its beautiful sea view and the hotels are well-known for their hospitality and delicious cuisines from all over the world.

Things to Do in Sharm el-Sheikh

There are plenty of things to do in Sharm el-sheikh and you might get confused which on to do first and which not. If you are interested in walking around in wet sand, you are at the right place. Also one can try out adventure sports like para sailing or para gliding at the Sharm el-sheikh. Apart from these adventure sports, you can indulge in plenty of sight-seeing around. The bazaar is decked up with shoes, spices and other items which are special Arabian delights and perfect souvenirs to pick to boast after going home. Enjoy the vibrant night life with a colourful and fun-filled beach party. And don’t miss the amazing and rare tasty dishes to make your evening memorable.

Quad Biking In Sharm El Sheikh

Egyptian deserts are really very good to explore. To heighten the thrill and charm of exploring the mysterious and beckoning deserts, there are a number of desert adventure games which you can trys. One can have ample fun by trying out dirt bikes or quad bikes in the desert. Just zoom fast across the sand and see beautiful sunset or sun rise. For quad biking you do not need to possess any special skills. All you need to do is to learn maneuvering the quad bike and experience a thrill of riding such a ginormous vehicle.

Interesting tourist circuits and planned execution will make one’s life at famous cities of Egypt easy and admirable. All one needs to do is to book their trip in advance so that they do not have any problem during their most favorable vacation. Now, what are you waiting for? Plan your next vacation in Sharm El Sheikh and get the most memorable time of your life.

9
Dec

4 Reasons To Take A Fitness Vacation

Fitness vacations are gaining momentum in the travel industry. The thought of not needing a vacation from one’s vacation seems to appeal to many people. There are various types of fitness vacations from weight loss camps to adventure travel. Healthy fare, hiking, workouts and relaxing massages are starting to take over the traditional vacation of fried foods and adult beverages. Find out why some might be interested in a fitness vacation with the four reasons below.

1. Get Re-Motivated – Many people have fallen off the beaten track in terms of living a healthy lifestyle. They aren’t going to the gym as much as they used to and eating healthy has also taken a plunge. Feeling lost in your healthy regimen can be daunting for some. Going on a healthy holiday can re-ignite that fire to live a healthy lifestyle. Diversity in workouts, accomplishing a full week of days filled with fitness, relaxing with massage and breaking bad eating habits can deliver exactly what some travelers need to get them back on the right track.

2. De-Stress – Often times, getting out of your environment is enough to promote stress reduction. Getting out of the office, being away from the stressors of everyday life and having a completely different routine can truly allow the mind to relax. In addition to getting out of your environment, many retreats and adventure camps offer various types of yoga, stretching and/or meditations to further promote mind body balance. Spa treatments such as massage, facials, reflexology and more also aid in the stress reduction process.

3. Learn Healthy Habits – Having a structured schedule of activity, stress reduction and healthy eating is a great way to thrust people back into the habits of healthy living. Some fitness vacations take it a step further offering private nutrition consultations, nutrition classes, cooking classes, take home stress reduction techniques, personal training and more to help those truly looking to get back into a healthy lifestyle. The extra support and information can make a big difference in whether they implement new habits at home.

4. Lose Weight – A large population of those looking for fitness vacations are looking to lose weight, shed some extra inches and feel better about themselves. There are many fitness holidays geared for weight loss offering portion controlled meals and very structured settings to allow for the best success possible. Many also offer services to aid in meal planning and preparation, weight loss planning for at home and how to implement healthy habits in the home environment.

No matter what your goal, there is something for everyone. Fitness vacations range from hiking retreats to yoga retreats, weight loss resorts and even extreme adventure. It’s important to do your research to find the best healthy holiday for you.

9
Dec

Top 5 Authors Who Inspire Us to Travel

Every list of best travel writers of all time is going to be a little different, and it’s bound to offend diehard fans of excluded or improperly ranked authors. Let’s face it, there’s a lot of great travel writers out there, and their ranks have ballooned in recent years as international travel has become more accessible. Here, I did my best to take a balanced look at classic authors from the distant past, as well as those who emerged more recently and were able to see travel through the eyes of modern wanderers.

We’ll start backwards beginning at #5 and ending with our selection for #1.

5. Paul Theroux

The Peace Corps has helped shape a number of successful travel writers over the years, and Paul Theroux is most definitely one of the greatest and most prolific among them. When Theroux joined the Peace Corps to teach in Malawi in 1963, it was still a still a very new program. He’s written a number of fiction and non-fiction books about travel, but undoubtedly is most well-known for The Great Railway Bazaar. It recounts his own, real life four-month journey from London through Europe and finally ending in the Far East. Theroux’s gift isn’t in his ability to describe places and things so much as it is his ability to capture the people he encounters and their unique personalities as well as cultural tendencies.

4. Eric Newby

There’s plenty of Eric Newby books to choose from, although his best work probably came early on in the form of two legendary real life accounts of his travels in A Short Walk in the Hindu Kush and Love and War in the Apennines. Newby’s writing is aided in large part by some remarkable experiences he had in Afghanistan, as well as modern day Iran and Turkey. His impressive wit and ability to find the humor in even the most trying situations is what sets Newby apart from other travel writers.

3. Peter Hessler

It’s impossible to read Peter Hessler books without recognizing the obvious influence of one his greatest mentors, John McPhee. Also a former member of Peace Corps, Hessler’s most celebrated books are three autobiographical accounts of his time in China. His ability, like McPhee’s, to blend dry and complex history with everyday and often hilarious encounters on his travels makes his books some of the most readable and educational around. Good luck reading just a few pages of the impossible-to-put-down River Town, Oracle Bones, or Country Driving.

2. Mark Twain

Practically the inventor of the modern, brutally honest and unvarnished travelogue, Mark Twain isn’t always recognized for his abilities as a travel writer. However, The Innocents Abroad is one of the most fun laugh-out-loud hilarious real life travel accounts of all time. It chronicles a massive expedition Twain led with a group of American travelers aboard a former Civil War ship through Europe and into the Holy Land. Twain’s smart commentary on the inherent conflict between history and modern world on display seemingly everywhere he goes is classic Twain. The prequel to that book, Roughing It, details Twain’s adventures in the American West prior to his famous “Pleasure Cruise”.

1. Jack Kerouac

It’s practically impossible to keep Jack Kerouac off any list of great travel authors. When people think of travelogues or influential quotations about wanderlust, Kerouac is almost always the first name to come to mind. And deservingly so, his most influential work, On the Road is probably the most quoted travel book by modern day travel bloggers and expats. While other famous travel writers could rely in part on obscure and exotic destinations to keep the attention of readers, Kerouac’s On the Road thrives on his ability to distill the art and form of travel itself. Having died at age 47 from excessive drinking, it’s tempting to wonder what else he might’ve accomplished as a writer in the second half of his life.

9
Dec

5 Great Beach Destinations in Latin America

There are many reasons why it is worth to go to the Caribbean region. The beaches are not crowded, and opportunities for recreation abound. You can surf, browse archaeological sites and indulge in relaxation. The long coastline covers several countries, which means you have a wide choice of destinations.

1. Boca Del Toro, Panama

If you are looking for a beach that is not teeming with people who fight for every centimeter of sand, this is the right choice. This small archipelago consists of six islands and is increasingly sought after destination and is located only 32 km from the border with Costa Rica. Colon Island is the most populated island of the archipelago and it is situated in Bocas town. When it comes to pristine beaches, Boca del Drago Island is a great place that you can associate with oceanic idyll. Palm trees lie on the beach and touching translucent waters by creating a feeling of relaxation. In recent years the development of tourism has risen, but people have managed to maintain and preserve the unique identity of nature in the area.

2. Puerto Viejo Talamanca, Costa Rica

There is something distinctly Afro-Caribbean in the small town of Puerto Viejo. Just a short distance from the border with Panama, you can stroll along the main streets, intoxicated by the scent of coconut and explore Creole culture. This city offers opportunities for relaxation in large portions. Puerto Viejo became famous thanks to the famous surfers Salsa Brava, which is not for amateurs in this dangerous water sports. A combination of large and crashing waves coral shoals, Salsa Brava is not a destination for people who are not prepared physically for surfing. You can practice snorkeling or go in the late afternoon or evening on the beach, and spend the evening around the fire while sipping a cocktail with cane alcohol.

3. Isla Mujeres, Mexico

Isla Mujeres is located off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula and the Caribbean coast, just 11 km from Cancun. It is only eight kilometers long and less than a kilometer wide. The region is relatively remote from the crowds, despite the proximity of the famous resort, which attracts lovers of the hot sunny beaches and ancient Mayan culture. The beaches are secluded and are filled with traditional Mexican exotic charm. Opportunities offered to tourists, are so many like diving, hiking, historical monuments. When you get tired of watching the beaches, you can walk to the ancient Mayan ruins and learn about their culture and history. Back at sunset on the beach, to see how the red circle of the sun touches the sea and how to form a dazzling night sky.

4. Islas de la Bahia, Honduras

Those who like to dive in the waters of the ocean, know very well that this is the second best dive site in the world after the Great Barrier Reef. The three islands – Roatan, Utila, and Guanaja are preferred by tourists who do not have much money for vacation or rely on luxury. On the island salvages held the cheapest rates for diving in the Caribbean. Although most people visit the area because of the dive, there are many other ways of entertainment. If you like the adventurous holidays you a few to try to live like Robinson Crusoe on a remote sandy reef.

5. Corn Islands, Nicaragua

If the definition of a tropical island isolated place with crystal clear water where you can see a variety of plants and animals, then this definition corresponds fully to the Corn Islands. Two islands – Big Corn and Little Corn are relatively remote from modern urban life and bustle of the mainland. The small island can be toured on foot within one hour, and the big island you can try a variety of water sports or take a walk on the edge of the jungle, where she meets the waters of the ocean.

9
Dec

Dressing for Success – At High Altitude

Now this is not about how pretty to look, or to dress yourself in the latest fashions when you are heading for your summit. It is about how to dress correctly so that you are not too cold, or too hot for that matter on high altitude treks.

1) Layer, Layer, Layer

The single most important thing about dressing for the cold is to layer your clothing. Wearing a thermal vest and then throwing a thick jersey is not going to keep your warm and this is where many people go wrong. Layer, layer, layer, means to generally go with three layers; a base layer, mid and outer layer. Start with a good thermal base layer. It must not be too tight that it restricts movement but at the same time, must not be loose-fitting. On top of that goes a long sleeve soft-shell zip up. Your other layer would be a warm jacket, which could be down depending on the temperatures you are going to, or a windproof, waterproof zip up jacket. Layering also needs to be done on hands and feet, one pair of thin liner socks plus hiking socks, and on your hand, thin liner gloves and thicket outer gloves. Mits are the best.

2) Don’t overdress

As strange as it may sound after reading about all the layers, overdressing so that you are too warm is problem. If your body is too warm, your natural thermostat will kick in and your body will try to cool you down a bit, with the inevitable result that you will feel cold and pile on more clothing. It is like drinking tea on a hot day – it actually cools you down.

3) Zip up

Zips on jackets, fleece and softshells is important, as they allow you to “unzip” if you need to cool down a bit, rather than pull off a later.

4) Not too tight

A lot of people make the mistake of having their clothing too tight that there is not enough room for free movement. You really need the air between the layers to warm up. If you gloves and socks are too tight, it will also cut off your circulation which is the last thing you want.

5) Avoid Cotton

Cotton is lovely in the warm summer months, but is not functional when it comes to hiking at high altitude. Cotton t-shirts absorb moisture, causing your body to cool down. As the evening approaches and temperatures drop, you will quickly find yourself clammy and cold making it harder for your body to warm up. Always buy wickable clothing that moves the moisture away from the body.

These are some basic guidelines and it all depends ultimately on the temperatures you are going to. The trick with layering is you can always add on or remove a layer.

9
Dec

The Best To Explore In France

France offers all the best you could expect from any destination. It’s not short on any wonders, whether it comes to the architecture or the culture. This isn’t entirely confined to Paris as thought out by most tourists. France has a lot to offer to its tourists, and every city you travel to will have something unique to offer to the tourists. Here are some of the best things to do in France no matter what season you travel in.

1. The Eiffel Tower

Fall or spring, the Eiffel Tower will always be blooming with life. Millions of tourists around the globe only make their way to the country because of admiring the masterpiece of Gustave Eiffel. The Eiffel Tower is known to be the most visited paid monument in the world. Regardless of the time and day, the Tower is packed with tourists. Whether you wish to dine at some of the finest restaurants of the Eiffel Tower or enjoy one of the finest views of Paris, it’s a magical moment to be at the Tower.

2. Musee du Louvre

France isn’t only famous for the iconic Eiffel Tower. Musee du Louvre is one of the most visited museums in the world; the one of its kind. It is not only home to all the finest collection of arts but also is a piece of art itself. The glass pyramid is the first striking aspect of the museum and the tourists spend too long admiring it. As you stroll inside, you’ll be amazed by the vastness and marvels of the museum. Everyone knows Musee du Louvre because of Leonardo’s famous Mona Lisa painting.

3. Le Val De Loire

The hills and mountains make the Loire Valley an interesting place to travel to. The landscape is truly captivating and so are the attractions you’ll come within. The architecture in the middle of all the wondrous nature leaves tourists spell bound. The valley is UNESCO recognized, and that too for good reasons. The combination of beauty and history make Loire a must visit!

4. Arenes de Nimes

Nimes is a city that has been long known for one of the most well preserved Roman amphitheatre in the world. The genius minds of the Roman engineers back in those days are clearly reflected through this wondrous piece of architecture. It is inspiring to see how they built these complex architecture centuries back.

5. Moulin Rouge

Considered to be a world famous attraction, many tourists claim it to be a rip-off. Regardless, it is a treat to watch the most popular cabaret show in the world. The glitz and glamour and the grace by which the performer demonstrate a spectacular performance is truly inspiring for the tourists and locals alike. On your first visit, you’ll notice yourself gasping every now and then at the marvelous performance of the artists.

9
Dec

Travel Guide To Dubai

It is not a very economically prosperous country. The primary source of its economy is tourism, aviation and oil industries. To plan your trip wisely, without wasting any time and extra money, you need a travel guide. When you are planning a trip, choose from the following places of visit.

Ibn Battuta Mall – It is one of the largest and prettiest shopping malls.

Marina – It is an artificial marina, with the tallest buildings, or skyscrapers, for residential as well as business purposes. You can have your lunch in any of the restaurants there.

The Palm Jumeirah – It is a man-made archipelago, making it look like a palm tree. If you belong to the profession of architecture or engineering, it is a must for you.

BurjKhalifa – The design of this structure resembles exactly the Great Mosque at Iraq.

Museum – Also called as Al Fahidi Fort, this place is the pride of the country. You can visit that between 8:30 am-8:30 pm on Sat-Thu and 2:30- 8:30 pm on Fri. You can see the historical structures like weapons, handcrafted materials inside the tombs.

Jumeirah Mosque – It is very much significant as a religious place. You will get insights on Arabic culture once you go there.

Aquarium and Underwater Zoo – The underwater park will let you spend a few moments with the sharks, dolphins and many other species of fish. Your travel agent can guide you to opt for scuba diving or a boat ride on a glass bottom. Your kids will surely go mad with this.

Ski resort – There is an indoor ski resort for a chilling and thrilling experience.

Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary – This conservation center is the site of pink flamingos during their migratory season. It is one of the loveliest places for the nature lovers. Go there except on Friday, as it remains closed.

Hatta Rock Pools – This place is a weekend destination for most of the residents. You will love the waterfalls between the mountain slopes. A few gardens, mountains, and sea beaches

Desert Safari – This is available in three-time shifts, morning, afternoon and overnight. It is better to choose among the first two if you are on a family trip.

Go for the overnight safari, if you love adventure. Take a camel ride or among the undulating sand dunes, whichever is preferable to you.

When there, have a travel agent so you can book your tour online. Give them every detail of what you want, and they will advise you on your planning. The packages may or may not include travel fares. Book your air tickets before your traveling. The winter season is the favorite of many people for leaving their home and going to other destinations.

To conclude

It is better to take a tour guide personnel so that you get a clear glimpse of every place and know about them in detail.

9
Dec

Top 5 Trekking Destinations in India

Do you love trekking? Do you love finding yourself at the places where many haven’t been before? Here are some of the most amazing trekking destinations of India you will definitely love.

1- Chadar Trek

The Chadar Trek is one of the most popular winter treks of North India. In spite of being so common, it is still extremely thrilling, especially during the winters when the Zansar river has frozen completely. In fact, it is this trekking route that connects Chilling with the remote villages of Himalayas, located deep in the mountains. The trekkers walk along the frozen Zansar River. Usually, the trek isn’t dangerous if the trekkers know their way. You simply need to avoid the thin crust of ice formed over the fast rushing water of the river and you will be safe.

2- Roopkund Trek

This trek is eponymous to the shallow Roopkund Lake, which remains frozen for nearly 8 months of the year. If you are trekking in the summer time, between May and June, you will see the famous skeletons along the river banks. However, if you love snow, trek in the winter season and you will see the white sheets covering the meadows, mountains, foliage and everything else. It is considered to be the most incredible treks of India, especially among the winter treks. During the trek you will dense forests, beautiful landscapes, and towering peaks of the majestic mountains.

3- Stok Kangri Trek

You climb atop the mountain peaking at 6,000 meters. Along the trekking route you will witness some of the most unforgettable thrills of your life. Located in the most sought after tourist destinations Ladakh, this trekking route is great for experienced as well as novice trekkers.

Since you would be climbing up really high, you will be met with some daunting challenges. But, the biggest of them all is breathing in the thin air. This is the reason why you need to acclimatize yourself for the first three days before you start the ascent.

4- Kashmir Great Lakes Trek

Kashmir, the paradise on earth, has the most amazing natural beauty to offer to us. Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is one such heavenly experience that you cherish forever in your life. While walking along the path during this trek, you will see things that will seem to have come straight out from your childhood fairy tales. Overwhelmingly beautiful landscapes, lush green clearings, snow capped mountain peaks dotting the skyline, and the refreshing air filling your lungs; all of this is there to be had during the trek. If you love trekking, the Kashmir Great Lakes Trek is something you must not miss.

5- Hampta Pass Trek

Manali is an extremely popular tourist destination of India. But, most of us come back home after visiting the most crowded parts of the place. If you wish to explore Manali and unravel the side of it not many have seen, go for the Hampta Pass Trek. Along the way you will behold the serene beauty of the place unseen otherwise. Long trails of green meadows, lush green jungles, and even the sights of the barren lands will mesmerize you.

9
Dec

The Wonderful Benefits of Travelling

Imagine yourself being a school kid. When you arrive home after school, suddenly your parents tell you “Pack your bags, kid. We’re going to travel overseas!” Even without knowing where you’ll go, you still jump for joy. Why is that so? Well, that’s because you’re going to TRAVEL!

Everyone loves to travel. There are countless reasons for it. And with it, comes the infinite number of benefits. I am pretty sure you will agree to this, won’t you? Well, let me list down the some of the benefits you’ll gain from traveling.

Expand Your Perspective

When it’s your first time traveling, you’ll realize that the outside world is simply amazing. You’ll understand that things are much beautiful when you step out of that teeny weeny shell of yours. When you step foot on foreign land, you’re certainly bound to meet new people, new friends, new experiences, etc. These will unlock that little rusty chain in your brain which is preventing you from broadening your mind. So, go out and explore. Discover the world. Gain new perspectives. Experience new cultures. Only by doing so will you get to take a few steps back and ponder about life. Only by doing so will you get to see the world in ways we would never be able to comprehend in our home countries.

The Grass Is Not Always Greener on the Other Side

“What? Just a plate of Japanese curry rice cost me US$10?!” “Why are cigarettes in Australia so expensive?” “Buying alcohol in Iceland is the same as purchasing a pair of Nike Air Zoom running shoes.” Or maybe you’re about to pay for a bus fare in Oslo, but instead of expecting to pay pennies, you got slapped with a fee which you could have used to purchase that ‘Middle East Travel Guide’ Lonely Planet e-book. To those of you who frequently travel, you may have experienced the same thing. When you visit other countries, you’ll find out that you’ll get a deeper appreciation for home. The difference in lifestyle will make you feel blessed with the place where you belong.

Embrace Mother Nature

Drag yourself out of the urban jungle and go for glacier trekking, mountain climbing, whale-watching, etc. Travelling is an excellent opportunity for you to learn and discover all of the beautiful things that Mother Nature could teach us. It also has the potential to heal you in more ways than you can imagine. So the next time you aren’t feeling productive in the office, apply for a few days off and go travel.

9
Dec

Drawbacks of a Job That Pays You to Travel

Drawbacks of a job that pays you to travel can be anything from demanding bosses, loss of passion for your job, difficulty finding work or just a bad day at the office that can ruin your passion and love for travelling as a whole. There are a few things to think about that are not all fun and sunshine.

It’s a job at times

Just like you will have work related stress in the office, you will get work related stress in any jobs. Dealing with tasks you don’t like, deadlines and annoying clients are part of the job title and the reason why you are getting paid. When you are feeling tired and sick of your job it can be a struggle to get up in the morning to continue.

Demanding boss

If you were getting paid to do a job, it would mean that you have someone to answer to. Not all bosses are understanding and tolerant people. You might be unfortunate in having your salary paid by a horrible boss. In that case, you are going to have to learn how to manage that relationship and deal with the high standards and unrealistic expectations that they will demand of you. Not easy on a limited budget.

Can kill your love for travel

Sometimes when you decide to make your passion a job you begin to realise the ugly truths that you may not have had to deal with when you just did travel as a fun activity. This can be a horrible wake up call and even ruin your experience of your passion forever. You might want to consider that before taking what you love for fun too seriously and ruining the love for it.

Difficult to get into

If getting paid to write were so easy then there would be lots more people within the field. In fact, I would bet most would love to do it, however; the reality is that this is a very competitive market with very specific niches. To build a reputable name for yourself and career can take time. Not to mention how you begin to even get a steady income or financial stability from this is something you are going to have to plan and think about. The industry is growing meaning there is more opportunity for paid avenues. However, you may need to do a couple odd jobs or take a less direct route on your way to an ideal situation.

Not all experience is fun

Even though all experience is useful and can only make you grow and learn, not all experience will be fun. Just like any job, there will be things that you will not like and things that you may experience as part of the job occupational hazards that are less than pleasant. However, if this is something that you truly would like to pursue, then the benefits will always outweigh to negatives.