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Top 4 Tips for Traveling with Children

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traveling with childrenTaking a family vacation can be a very enjoyable time but depending on the ages of your children, it can also be a bit overwhelming. If you are planning a trip, it is best to really plan ahead in order to ensure that your children and you enjoy the perfect vacation. Here are a few tips to keep in mind that will make your travel a bit easier to bear.

  1. Plan Ahead


Ten Activities that will Make you a Smarter Person while you’re in Europe

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There are many things you can do in Europe, but these activities are sure to leave you with lasting life skills. After all, Europe gave birth to the Renaissance Man. You might as well make yourself a better person while you’re in the continent.

Greece and Yacht Sailing


While you’re in Greece, learn to maneuver that sail boat. The skills you’ll be learning will be useful for a lifetime. What could be a better than fine-tuning your hand-eye coordination? Greece is also one of the best sites to learn this skill. Read up on Homer and look at the untouched parts of Greece. Maybe while maneuvering that sailboat, you’ll be inspired to write your modern day Iliad. You never know.


Top 8 Most colorful towns around the globe

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Seeing colors is always refreshing when you are used to seeing all bricks, steel, or dull stones everyday. In some towns, people love colors and have decided to paint their houses. Here are some of the most rainbow like towns in the world:

Bergen, Norway

The locals call Bergen as Bryggen which literally means quay or wharf. The town traces its origins back to the middle ages when the town was the center of trade and commerce in the region. Like most of the old structures in other featured colorful towns, the buildings now are restaurants serving great dishes made from the freshest catch of the day sold in a fish market nearby.

This place has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The old wharf was rebuilt using the old techniques and patterns dating back to 16th century.

 

Willemstad in Curacao, Netherlands Antilles


Top 5 Best things to do for free in Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires is a beautiful city in a country with a colorful history, tango, and a warm culture. The geography is also pretty flat so it is ideal for travelers who love to walk and explore.

There are tons of options for places to see and things to do in this capital of Argentina but some may not be too friendly if you have a tight travel budget. Here are some free things to do in Buenos Aires though that will not burn a big hole in your pocket:

Walking tour around the city for free

Cheap walking tours of Buenos Aires can be found for around 80 pesos while tours aboard a city bus goes for around 180 pesos. But it is also easy to find walking tours which do not require a single penny. There are local guides which will welcome you to join the group for free as their mission is to promote the local history and culture of the city.


Cheap Mumbai Hotels

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Bombay was renamed Mumbai in 1995, after the Hindu goddess Mumbadevi, and is one of the many urban areas in the world that combines great wealth with desperate poverty. Although Mumbai’s economy is growing year after year, over 50% of its population still live in slums, which is one of the highest percentages in the world. Alongside grand old colonial buildings and beautiful temples and mosques are smart new offices, industrial factories and vibrant markets, and the streets and roads are heavily crowded for much of the day, creating a chaotic, noisy atmosphere (it feels like all 14 million inhabitants are constantly on the move at once). Emissions are barely regulated throughout much of India, and the levels of pollution in Mumbai (especially in the hot, humid summer) will surprise and dismay many visitors. However, despite all of its faults this city has a lot to offer tourists, and is undeniably an energetic, exciting and friendly place.


How to avoid getting sick on a journey

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Travelling could be a joyful experience, till you get sick on the tour. You will then feel like kicking yourself, because you did not take the necessary precautionary medicine to ensure that your journey was a good one.

In many countries today, if you have to leave the country and

enter another one, you need to provide documentary proof to say

Very Sick

that you have undergone a whole series of tests and preventive measures, so that you do not fall ill on the journey that you are about to undertake. There are countries who specify that this medicine or injection needs to be given by a registered medical practitioner and not just your local doctor.


The 7 most affordable hotels in the Caribbean

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We get a lot of questions from sun worshippers about the most budget friendly hotels in the Caribbean. Luckily searching for them is not that hard, and you actually have a ton of choices. You can go for brand-name resort or independent small hotels which can make your dream Caribbean holiday a reality.

Here’s a list of our top budget Caribbean hotels:

Harmony Hall (Antigua)

The Harmony Hall is one among the know Harmony collection. The Harmony Hall is along the Nonsuch Bay in Antigua. Expats, yachters, and day trippers flock the Brown’s Bay for the bar and restaurant serving Italian dishes in the aged sugar mill. Diners can also avail of a snorkeling getaway to Green Island just nearby, and you can also use the hotel’s pool.


Why AT&T owns every phone service

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I recently had the opportunity to review their services on my circuit to Holland [stories from my trip coming soon..] and ugh…they own every other network out there. More and more people travel now (contrary to US dollar going MIA) and an absolute necessity is communication with those who are home. The costs are reasonable, far better than what I have back home, where Orange and Vodafone rule the market, charging a lot for average services. They cover over 200 countries some of which I never knew they existed like Mayotte or Gambia, and 20+ cruise lines.