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Top 7 Spots to Experience Authentic China

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As China continuous to transform into a prime tourist destination with world-class tourism spots like the world’s biggest casino, it gives travelers a dizzying realization that country is not only known for the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City.

With these new infrastructures, China gets a little more crowded with construction and tourists from all over the world wanting to witness these new sites in China.  While this is great news for the country’s tourism, many travelers find it harder and harder to find the much needed serenity the serene country has to offer.  But don’t worry, if you’re seeking to experience authentic China during your next tour to this culture-rich country, here are seven off-the-road destinations you can visit:

Kanas Lake


Get paid to travel

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get paid to travelFor many people who enjoy going to new places, getting paid to travel is probably a dream job. There are plenty of opportunities in the travel and leisure industry to get paid to visit various destinations, and here is a list of the some of the main types of jobs available:


Top 5 Summer Events in London

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Visiting London at any time of the year can be exciting but with the various events that are held in the region during the summer, many choose to take their vacations from May through August. There are many different things to do in London during the summer months and many events are free of charge. There are also a host of hotels in London that are located close to many of these events, some within walking distance. Here is a look at London’s top 5 annual summer events:

1. Wimbledon Championships


10 Best dive sites around the globe

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This post is for those who want to explore the waters to meet the sea’s interesting creatures or simply feel the thrill of diving into the deep.

Here are some of the best dive sites that we know of:

Thailand

There are several excellend dive spots in Thailand. Arrange a dive at the Andaman Sea just by the border between Burma and Thailand. You will have a good encounter with water wildlife at the less visited diving sites. While at Koh Bon, you may come up close and personal with the whale shark which makes it its feeding grounds. Another famous site is the Richelieu Rock which is a good experience for expert divers with its slopes wrapped in corals plus the macro sea life thriving in the area.

 

Gili Islands


Milan: Italy’s Most Extravagant City

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Italy has always been known for a bit of glamor and mystery, creating in all of us a feeling of romance and affection, even if we have never set food on it’s lands ourselves. It’s not surprising that it’s remained the number one travel destination in the world, competing closely without other well loved European locations, such as France, and Germany.


Cheap Hotels in Brisbane

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Brisbane is the bustling, energetic capital of Queensland, and has a beautiful sub tropical climate, a wealth of open, green public spaces and a wonderful laidback attitude to life. The city was built on the site of an old convict colony established in 1823, which later became a free settlement in 1842 and grew into a city from the riches made on the fertile, arable land and abundance of timber in the area. This city was named after the Governor of New South Wales, Sir Thomas Brisbane.

Although Brisbane was mainly thought of as a regional outpost, in more recent years it has grown in international recognition for is vibrant economy and rich tourist trade, and also the Commonwealth Games were held here in 1982, bringing a host of international interest and investment to the city.


Road Trip: Tips on how to Save some money on fuel

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If you love going on a road trip then you must be one with the whole world that hates it when fuel prices go up. With the current uprisings in the Middle East, experts say that we surely must expect fuel prices to soar in the near future.

We lined up some practical tips to serve as reminders on how we can save some pennies at the fuel pump:

 

Inflate your tires properly

Consult your car manual and know how much your tires should be inflated. Properly maintained tires can save you as much as 3% on fuel consumption.

 

Fill up when you hit the ¼ mark

Waiting for your meter to hit the ¾ empty will mean you are running very light while on the road. Just make sure that you fill up and do not wait for your car to run on fumes since this is not good for the fuel pump.


New England, The Birthplace of American Cuisine.

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New England consists of a group of 6 northeastern states, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. New England is the original birthplace of the America we know today. When the pilgrims first fled Europe because of religious persecution they landed on the shores of what they would later call “New” England. It was a vast new world full of plants, animals and even people that these trailblazers had never seen before. Within a few decades, the New England territories became permanent settlements for many families. With the amount of fresh seafood in New England, as well as its fertile soil, the settlers slowly began to learn to live off the land and become self-sufficient.