Being a long time fan of hotel booking websites and particularly Booking.com, I haven’t really bothered checking anywhere else in the past. There is a trip to Nice (France) coming right up, and after changing hotel reservation several times I decided to look elsewhere – just in case. Well, what a surprise – here is what I found:
Category: Travel Tips (Page 2 of 3)
Taking a long flight can be a torture sometimes, especially if you are flying in economy seat. Spending long hours is both physically and mentally exhausting. So what can be done to improve this experience and make it easier next time you step aboard? Let’s look at some suggestions by experienced long flight travelers.
Healthy travel should be a priority for anyone, who is going on a long trip. You wouldn’t want to be stuck in a hospital for the whole duration of your holiday. But how do you prevent sickness? This simple guide will give you an idea, what to pack with you next time you fly abroad, what snacks and food are OK to use and how to protect yourself from bacteria.
Summer travel time is around the corner, which means it’s time for another cool road trip with friends! Where are you traveling this time? Is it going to be seaside resort somewhere far away? Or would you rather travel to the mountains, small cabin in the woods or to the lake? Wherever you are traveling, gearing up for a road trip is crucial – it will save you time, money and (most important!) nerve cells.
Frequent travelers may hear this question a lot – What was the least safe country you have been to? Especially those who travel alone. What makes a country dangerous for a tourist? Surely some countries are portrayed as least safe countries, even violent against foreign visitors. In most cases they are not safe for their citizens either. As Tom Perko mentioned at his TED talk, the people are mostly friendly everywhere, but it’s the media that creates these images. Also there are rumors, that neighboring countries create about each other which in fact are not true at all. There are, however, real stories, when people end up in unpleasant situations and feel threatened.
It seems to be the plague of the modern world – people are stuck in their 9-5 office jobs and unable to get out. Some have never even left their own country! They would create thousands of reasons why they can’t leave – family, house, mortgage. Sound familiar? There are no written rules how you should live your own life. If doing what everyone else does isn’t for you, it might be a first sign that it’s time for a change and look at travel jobs. Have you ever considered leaving everything behind and just taking off, chasing your dreams? Maybe it’s not too late! There are companies out there that will pay you for traveling. Let’s look at some possibilities.
Being a frequent traveler I often realize I’m missing best travel accessories and gadgets that could make my life easier. During long flights I wish I had a nice pillow, or during a long road trip, when I miss a tool. Or at the airport, when I try to sleep, but it’s just so noisy. Wish I had a list of the must-have’s that will always go into my luggage. Sounds familiar?
Travel budget (or travel money) is often hard to build, especially if you are planning on going somewhere further than neighboring village. Flight tickets, hotels, food and local transport, not to mention museum passes and other entrance fees. No wonder most people can’t afford to travel every year – you still want to live and be normal, meaning going out with your friends once in a while or getting that new piece of furniture you have been planning to get for a while now.
The story began in late December 2015, when I decided to spend few spring days in Russian Venice – Saint Petersburg. Having visited the city before, I had a clear plan of how this trip should look like: centrally located hotel, a lot of walking and museums, some shopping. There were three of us coming, so we needed a larger room or apartment. I always book my hotels on Booking.com, because I love their rating and feedback feature, attractive rates and wide choice of hotels.
BY JESS SIGNET
As someone who’s been to a few places, I’d like to thank Maria for allowing me to share some tips about how to make your trip a bit more enjoyable. If you’re planning a trip on a budget, you may want to consider reading their article 20 Ways to Fly Cheap – How to Save on Airline Tickets? after you finish here.