Tips on getting cheaper flights, packing,
what to do on the road
I've read a lot of great travel tips over the years. And I've probably forgotten just as many. So I always like reading stories on how to be a better traveler and of course get cheaper flights.
I've learned through experience to bring an empty water bottle to fill after going through security. That saves paying exorbitant prices to buy and throw out yet another plastic container.
For years, I've taken along photocopies of my passport in case I lost the real one. Having the passport information is supposed to speed up the replacement process.
Recently, I was intrigued by an item about an inflatable footrest for airplane travel. Seems like a godsend. I'm always looking for someplace to put my feet when I'm trying to sleep on an overnight flight.
On a site called Bookmundi, the post "The Ultimate Travel Hacks and Tips" provided many useful tips.
For instance, have you ever noticed that the more yo [...]
Because of the recent earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia on September 28, travelers to the province of Central Sulawesi may experience serious health and safety risks, and medical care may not be available. CDC recommends that travelers avoid all nonessential travel to the province of Central Sulawesi, Indonesia. [...]
Bhutan’s culinary tradition is heavily influenced by Tibet, and with a diverse climate, the country is suitable for growing all sorts of crops. While the 5-star hotels (Taj, Le Meridien, Amankora, Uma) offer gourmet experiences, once outside of their restaurants, when eating more authentic, everyday dishes, you’ll find much less of a variety. Bhutan’s traditional […]
The post What is ema datse? A guide to Bhutanese food appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog. [...]
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Today, the "Welcome Resource Center" on Vernon Street in Belize City, celebrated its sixth anniversary.
The Center serves mentally ill persons and vagrants giving them a sense of structure and inclusion.
Administrator Joyce Ellis says they only got to six years which major corporate and community support:â¦
IF you're interested in helping the center you can call them at 202-2511. [...]
Eco Tourism to the Galapagos Islands
By Carlos Beate
Tourism is an activity that affects the places where it is developed and is our duty as travelers to be as responsible as possible with the ecosystem and adhere to common sense when it comes to eco tourism.
The Galapagos ecosystem is one of the most fascinating places to be due to the unique experiences that it can offer. From fascinating encounters with wildlife and marine life, observing unique birds that can’t be found anywhere else in the world, the only marine iguanas breathing out salt while resting on a rock, the only penguin that inhabits in the northern part of the equator just swimming next to you.
Galapagos eco tourism transforms experiences that may look impossible at the beginning into daily experiences during your eco tour.
And that is why the Galapagos should be protected, not only by the government, NGO’s, private companies and tour operators. It should be protected by the people who travel there in [...]
The Nigerian Ministry of Health has reported several cases of poliovirus in the state of Borno in northeastern Nigeria. CDC recommends that all travelers to Nigeria be vaccinated fully against polio. Because of the risk of cross-border transmission, CDC recommends a one-time booster dose of polio vaccine for fully vaccinated adults traveling to Niger, Cameroon, or Chad to work in healthcare facilities, refugee camps, or other humanitarian aid settings. [...]
Celebrity: Westjet attendant McAdam has been perfecting his act for almost 10 years. Photo / Supplied, Facebook
When cabin crew of the Canadian airline Westjet tell passengers they "hope they enjoy the flight safety demonstration," it is said without a hint of irony.
One flight attendant has become something of a mascot for the airline, thanks to his exuberant safety displays. He's appeared across the internet in viral videos and memes, spreading laughter.
His latest outing was captured on Monday during a Westjet flight from Alberta, Canada, to Arizona.
"He's a bit of a celebrity and you're about to see why," his colleague can be heard saying in a video recorded by fascinated passengers.
The smartly dressed, deadpan attendant gives nothing away about his act.
In moments the cabin is a captivated by the humorous performance.
With highlights involving a prop safety belt and an oxygen mask, at one point the theatrical airhost pretends to [...]
10 Abandoned Hotels
That Will Give You Chills
What is it about abandoned hotels that makes them feel so eerie? Let’s explore.
A small town gets smaller
On Adelaide Street in the tiny municipality of Birdsville, Australia, you’ll find the ruins of what was once the Royal Hotel, built circa 1883. “Birdsville is well-known for its dust storms, the scorching heat in summer, and its loneliness,” writes Rita’s Outback Guide. The Royal operated as a hotel for only 40 years. For a brief period in the early 20th century, it was used as a hospital/nursing home by a religious mission. When the mission left, the town’s population dwindled (in 2016, the population was a mere 140), and the building was left to deteriorate.
Red tape in Cornwall
“Blotting the skyline to the south of Newquay’s most famous beach, the Fistral Bay Hotel has been left to crumble for more than a [...]
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It seems we live in an era of endless content, we're constantly streaming videos through Whastapp, facebook, and other social media platforms.
And, the Belize Audio Visual Industry Association - known as BAVIA - is trying to tap into that by encouraging Belize's creators to produce more content, or get involved int he creation of more content and get paid for it.
Towards that end, BAVIA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with NICH today.
The idea is that the both of them will team up to jointly develop and promote the film industry in Belize as a viable, sustainable industry.
WE learned more at the signing ceremony:â¦
Dogs of War was the first movie filmed in Belize - and that was in 1979. [...]
Top 10 luxury honeymoon retreats in Australia
By Mat Lewis on Jul 04, 2019
From dinner under a canopy of stars to relaxing couples massages, every honeymoon retreat on this list offers outstanding experiences, spectacular locations and plenty of privacy to make your Australian honeymoon all you dream it could be. Whatever your preference — quiet pampering or outback adventures — these incredible honeymoon retreats offer something for everyone.
Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley – Blue Mountains, New South Wales
Secluded and ultra luxurious, Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley offers an indulgent escape surrounded by the magnificence of Australia’s Greater Blue Mountains in New South Wales. Each of the 40 gorgeous villas here feature spectacular mountain views, providing the perfect backdrop for relaxing on the expansive veranda or in the private heated pool.
After a day of nature and wildlife tours, horseback riding, or biking through Wolgan Valley, you can [...]
Combining wellness with luxury travel: how to find the best places to stay
By Paul Johnson
Yoga vacations, healing holidays, detox breaks… wellness tourism is here to stay. With such a plethora of options available, undoubtedly the hardest part about combining wellness with luxury travel is finding the right retreat.
Yoga, health and wellness retreat specialist Yovada.com collaborates with the most trusted yoga and wellness retreats around the world. Whether your’re after a digital detox in Bali, beachside pampering in Thailand or a restful weekend closer to home, Yovada has come up with ten tips for finding the perfect break.
Even if you’re a seasoned spa seeker and know where you’d like to go, booking via a personal concierge service can be a great choice. A good concierge can offer a much more tailored approach to your personal requirements for a more exclusive experience.
Luxury Travel in Beautiful surroundings
Whether it’s detox, [...]