Budget hostels in Europe ideal for backpackers

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If you are planning to backpack thru your European holiday, here are some cheap hostels that you can get for as low as £15:

The Village London, UK

This hostel is located near the London Bridge in central London. It does not come close to being a boutique accommodation but it is very cheap. There is also a comedy club nearby which attract quite a crowd. Big names of the stand up comedy scene have tried their new materials on international travelers in this club.

5 Best Travel Necessities



Traveling is a great experience for all, but what you bring with you is always a tough choice to make. Here are the top five travel must haves for any discerning traveler!

Traveling with toiletries and liquids can be a hassle, especially if you need liquid carry on pieces and are limited to the 3 ounce rule. However, some very clever folks have created the dissolvable hand soap, body wash, and shampoo. These are great when you are traveling and in a pinch for some cleansing suds – but don’t want to risk bringing aboard tons of liquids either in your luggage or carry on. Each package (shampoo, body wash, and hand soap) contains 50 sheets. Shampoo requires 4 sheets for hair, but body wash can be used with as little as 1. You simply dissolve the paper in water and suds up! Ta-da!

Travel Tips: Making most of the internet while you travel

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Travelling is never the same anymore since the boom of the internet. Unlike before, keeping in touch with friends, colleagues, and loved ones is very simple and very easy. Some though are not as tech savvy as other people, so we lined up some tips on how you can make most of the technology available while you are travelling:

Get an email that is web based

If you know how to surf the net and you have an email, it will not cause you a single drop of sweat set up a web based email. In case you do not have a Google, a Yahoo! Or a Hotmail, then it is time to get one.

A web based inbox will allow you to check your email messages anywhere you are in the world as long as you have access to the internet. This gives you an advantage over the usual POP accounts using software like MS Outlook or other programs available.

Travel Tips: Surviving computer glitches in aiports

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Travel tipsEven with all the technology available to make travel as smoothly as possiible, we are still helpless when tech glitches occur. At the mercy of machines, travelers feel desperate because of flight delays and flight cancellations. So what do you do in case you are one of the hoards trying to get to your destination but cannot do anything because of a computer glitch. Here are some tips:

Rely on your smartphone or tablet

These gadgets are quite portable. Bring them anywhere you go and you can easily get in touch with everyone you need to contact via phone or email. You will also be able to access the internet and maybe find an alternative so you can get to where you need to go.

Go for non-stop flights

Lager And Spice Poached Prawns


shrimpThis is a fresh, Asian-inspired lemon-herb flavored seafood dish using an American lager like Budweiser or Miller, a light tasting beer that pairs beautifully with seafood. This can be a great family style dish that you could cook in greater batches in a large kettle outside. This would be a wonderful camp side meal as well.

Food Travel: Best ways to Eat Right in Paris

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French food is delectable, but it’s not always the healthiest food choice especially for those who are trying to cut down on calories and fat. It’s absolute sacrilege, on the other hand, to ignore these treats while you’re in the romance capital of the world. Here are simple tips to keep yourself from gaining inches while still enjoying what the city has to offer.

Choose the right type of bread

There is a bakery in almost every corner of France, and more than twenty bread types to choose from in each one of these bakeries. You might want to widen your choice from the usual baguette to something more scrumptious and healthier. Calorie-conscious bread eaters should go for a pain complet, or a whole wheat bread, or a rye bread which they call the pan de seigle.

Top New York Restaurants


Planning a trip to the big apple? New York is home to some of the worlds finest restaurants. Although it would be impossible to make a list of the best restaurants in new York (since it would be about a dozen pages long!) here’s a short list of some of our favorites.

The Ritz-Carlton, near central park is home to Atelier, one of New York’s most acclaimed fine dining restaurants. The artistic cuisine of Atelier’s menu is inspired by the chefs small home town in France . Atelier’s award winning menu features a mix of Parisian favorites as well contemporary French/American fusion.

The Essex House Restaurant
Using the best of the best local American produce, prepared with classical French techniques, chef Alain Ducasse pus a seasonal flare on his unique menu.  The Essex also has a substantial wine list with bottles ranging from $25 to over $1,000 a bottle.

Manchester Travel – The New English Hot Spot

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When you think of great tourist locations in Britain, the same city always seems to come to mind: London. With so much history associated with England’s capital, it’s not surprising that everyone is quick to jump to it when thinking about tourism in the area. However, a contender has arisen in recent years, and is quickly taking the place that London once held in the travel industry, leaving it covered in dust in it’s wake.