Traveling a long distance on bus? Read these tips!

Posted on 31 December 2017 (0)

Depending on where you want to go, traveling by bus is a cheaper alternative to expensive airfare, and is a reasonable way to arrive to another city inside your country or a region connected by ground. However, traveling by bus tends to be longer and more tedious than a direct flight, and also involves a different routine than traveling by air.

If you want to make sure you stay comfortable and safe on you next bus trip, then read the following tips!

 

 

Choose a safe bus trip

Safety comes first, especially when traveling by ground. Depending on your destination, some routes might be safer than others, regarding both the quality and state of the road, and insecurity during the night. Try to contact the bus station beforehand, or get to know some of the locals and ask them which route is safer. Stick to these buses, even if they mean paying a little bit more: you can’t put a price on your own safety.

Arrive early and pick a good seat

Depending on your bus, you might or might not have a preassigned seat. If you don’t, make sure you arrive early so that you can choose a good seat. Try not to pick a seat far away into the bus: the further you go, the more you will feel bumps in the way, and the bigger the wait to get off the bus. You can also choose between the window and aisle seat, perhaps even a middle seat. It’s up to you to pick between the view of the window and the extra leg room you can get out of the aisle seat.

Keep your valuables with you

Keep your jewels, credit cards, cash and important documents, among other things, with you at all times. You can put them into a small purse, or another carry-on bag, but always have them at hand at all times. If the bus makes a stop overnight at a restaurant or other facility and you plan to get out, take these things with you too, in case something happens.

Pack light

If it’s possible, bring everything you need in your carry-on bag or a small suitcase. This will greatly reduce the time you need to wait after you reach your destination in order to withdraw your luggage. If you have to bring an extra suitcase, try to keep it as light as possible, because after a long bus ride you might be tired and not want to carry a heavy bag.

Bring snacks!

Usually, your bus will stop one or several times during the trip near somewhere you can eat and drink. However, this might not happen, or you might feel hungry before reaching such facilities. Therefore, we suggest that you bring snacks to eat and drink along the way to quench your thirst, satisfy your hunger and make your trip a little bit more comfortable.

Keep yourself entertained

Don’t forget to bring a magazine, some books, a charged smartphone or tablet and anything else you can use to defeat boredom, because you’ll spend a considerably long time on the bus, and you might not be able to sleep through it all.

Bring a neck pillow and a blanket

Finally, if you’re actually able to, you should try to rest a bit. It might not be as comfortable as sleeping in a hotel room or at home, but if you bring a neck pillow, a blanket and maybe an eye mask, you might have more luck on catching some sleep before reaching your destination.

7 tips if you’re traveling alone

Posted on 24 December 2017 (0)

Traveling by yourself can be an extremely rewarding experience, and there’s nothing wrong in choosing to spend your vacations in the company of yourself. There are increasingly more resorts, hotels and other places around the world that offer accommodation, entertainment and a plethora of activities that you can do by yourself, so you can enjoy some quality time during a trip.

If you choose to go somewhere new and have a travel adventure by yourself, check out this list of seven tips for your trip in order to live the best possible experience abroad.

Tips for solo travelers

Be aware of your budget

If you’re traveling by yourself, you probably won’t have any other source of money except what you’ve taken with you. Make sure you save enough money to do everything you have planned and scheduled, and always have an emergency fund with you. You never know when you’ll need it!

Choose a great place to stay

Since you’re traveling solo, you need to keep yourself busy and entertained. Consider all the activities included in your chosen hotel or resort: if you like to work out, look for a place with a fitness room. If you want to treat yourself, consider resorts with beauty rooms and spa facilities. It all depends on your tastes and the budget you’ve established.

Don’t pack too much

A single traveler often has a greater experience with little luggage. Pack everything you need – personal care and hygiene items, your documentation, appropriate clothing… – but don’t pack extra. This will reduce the hassle while moving between places or hotels, and will leave you room to bring back some souvenirs if you want.

Improvise

Don’t plan every single detail of your trip. If you don’t know what to do a certain day, approach your hotel’s front desk and ask for the local events, or check online if there’s anything happening on that day or night. Always be ready for last minute plans and activities!

Meet new people wherever you go

Traveling alone doesn’t mean you have to stay by yourself during the whole trip. Make an effort and talk to somebody new! You can make great friends on your travels, and even more if you’re visiting a new place alone.

Always stay safe

This is something you have to keep in mind at all times, but specially if you’re traveling alone. Remember that you’re in a foreign place and there might be scammers or con artists looking to trick tourists. Keep your precious possessions safe and try not to show your wealth in excess on the street.

Don’t over-schedule

You might feel tempted to squeeze every single activity, tourist plan and event in your schedule to take advantage of your time on the trip, and while this might seem like a good idea, always give yourself enough time to actually enjoy what you’re doing at all times, even if this means you won’t be able to do a couple of the things you had planned.

Rest when you need to

Finally, remember that you actually have to rest in order to enjoy everything you want to do, and come back home the best way possible. Finish every day that you spend abroad with a hot shower or bath, a nice meal and enough sleep.

These seven tips will let you get the most out of your trip. What are you waiting for? It doesn’t matter if you go solo, schedule your next vacations and enjoy a great time with yourself!

Beautiful towns around the world

Posted on 17 December 2017 (0)

Most travels involve reaching a big city wherever you go: most airports surround the busiest cities and capitals, as do almost all the luxury hotels. However, there are hidden, beautiful towns that can give you a different and pleasurable experience if you want to run away from tall skyscrapers, stoplights and metal constructions. Dive into these five heavenly towns in your next travel and enjoy a time like no other!

 

 

Bergen, Norway

Although it’s actually a city, Bergen resembles a town as much as a real one does, thanks to its charming and beautiful houses and old constructions. Bergen is traditionally a fishing village, and its privileged location makes it a perfect destination if you want to visit the norwegian fjords. It’s also surrounded by beautiful mountains and waterfalls, giving every tourist the most amazing sights. These natural attractions blend extremely well with the populous city, which has a traditional touch noticeable in every corner.

 

Vyatskoe, Rusia

The russian village of Vyatskoe is a living museum, from border to border. In 2007, the village turned from a merchant town into a historical complex with a series of museums, hotels and other infrastructure to house guests from all around the world, while keeping all the traditional buildings and architectural styles. Vyatskoe blends the past and the present, with churches and galleries, cinemas, exhibitions and other views, attracting more than 100 thousand tourists per year!

 

Kanchanaburi, Thailand

Located in the west of Thailand, Kanchanaburi stands as a small river town that has conserved itself pretty well throughout the years. This small town is surrounded by enormous caves and waterfalls, as well as lakes and rivers: it’s a very relaxing and soothing place if you want to visit a different place. However, Kanchanaburi also has a great historical significance, given that it’s close to the Death Railway, a structure built during World War II by war prisoners. It’s a place where you escape from the tiresome everyday routine and breathe a different air, while contemplating the contrasts of life.

 

Sonoma, US

You can find the county of Sonoma in Northern California, a place highlighted by its many, extensive wineries and breathtaking hills and mountains that has been constantly recognized as one of the best small towns in the US. The main city, also named Sonoma, is built around a historical plaza, a vestige of its colonial past, and preserves most of its traditional Mexican architecture. Around the plaza, you’ll find plenty restaurants, hotels and other attractions, as it still serves the same purpose it was built for: to become a meeting place for everyone in Sonoma.

 

Guatapé, Colombia

Located by the north of South America, Guatapé is one of Colombia’s most visited towns, both by residents of the country and foreigners. Thanks to its closeness to Medellín, it’s an easily accessible village that counts into its attractions a series of resorts, restaurants and rental homes. Guatapé is a colorful town, and each building is tiled in bright and varied colors, tied to the cultural life of the city. You can tour through the town’s several tourist establishments, or around its natural attractions such as the Peñol rock.  

 

This small list intends to show you that you don’t need to visit the major metropolises in order to get the most out of your travel. Next time you leave your home on a trip, remember these rural jewels all around the world and give yourself an unforgettable time!

3 fun places to visit in Kelowna with the family

Posted on 26 November 2017 (0)

The family is the most important thing, and spending time with them should be a pleasant experience. If you are looking to get the most out of your vacation trip to Kelowna BC with your loved ones, you should go to these places!

Okanagan Lake

Take a look at this beautiful place where you can take walks and enjoy the view of the mountains that will calm you down and make you relax. But, if you are looking for an extreme adventure you can rent motor boats, jet skis, kayaks and even more! There are a lot of things to do in the Okanagan Lake, it’s sure that you will have a great time with your family there.

Knox Mountain

Keeping up with the natural attractions of Okanagan, the Knox Mountain is one of the most beautiful places to visit in you are looking for an adventure. You will find beautiful views, roads to hike with different challenging levels, a tennis court and a disc golf course at the foot of the mountain. If you are looking for an adventure with your family in a natural environment, this place is for you!

Kelowna Farmers’ and Crafters’ Market

This market is an amazing place for the family to meet new people and interact with the Kelowna natives. Full of artisanal products, locally grown vegetables and attractions that will keep everyone in the family busy and entertained, this place offers lots of fun for you and your family.

These are just some of the places that you should visit if you want to have a great time with your family, but there’s more! take a look at the video below to see if you find other places that get your attention.

If you are looking to have a good time with your family, don’t hesitate to go to Kelowna and get the best out of that place!

What you should consider to maintain good health when traveling to Kenya

Posted on 15 November 2017 (0)

It really doesn’t matter why you are going to travel to Kenya. The one thing that you do need to know is how you can make sure that you don’t get sick and how you can maintain good health when you are going to this country. It is known that there are many things that you should be aware off in Kenya when it comes to different illnesses. These are some of the things that you should consider, to ensure that you don’t get any foreign illnesses while in Kenya:

A large number of foreign illnesses

The one thing that you need to know is that there are more than just the normal flu viruses when you are going to Kenya. Some of these illnesses and the viruses can be dangerous and even kill you if you don’t get treatment as soon as possible.

One infection that you need to prevent is the Zika infection. This is one of the most dangerous infections that you can get when you are visiting Kenya.

The pregnant woman traveling to Kenya

It is recommended that you do make sure that you aren’t pregnant when you are going to Kenya. Women that are pregnant and going to Kenya has a bigger chance of getting the Zika infection. This can seriously harm or even kill the unborn baby.

Even, if you think that you aren’t pregnant, you need to go for tests and make sure that you aren’t pregnant before you are going to Kenya. This is the only way to ensure that you don’t put yourself and an unborn baby at risk.

Making sure that you have the right immunization done beforehand

There are a couple of medicine and immunizations that you can get done, before you can go to Kenya. This is something that your doctor can assist you with.

It is really important that you are going to visit your doctor before you are going to Kenya, or even any other African country. Your doctor will know what medication or immunization you should get to stay healthy.

The importance of preventing mosquito bites when in Kenia

Normally when you hear that you should be careful about mosquito bites, you might think about getting malaria. However, this isn’t the only threat that you have when you are getting bitten by a mosquito in this African country. You can also get the Zika infection through mosquito bites. This is why you should make sure that you are going to be careful and ensure that you are taking the right precaution steps to prevent mosquito bites.

There aren’t many people that are considering going to Kenya, because this isn’t really a popular tourist destination. However, when you do plan to go to Kenya, for any reason, you need to make sure to take the right precautions to stay healthy when in this African country. The Zika infection is just one of many other serious illnesses that you can get while there.