Your travel experience will be enriched if you can identify with the history and culture of the destinations you visit. Researching your destinations should involve more than knowing where the best Hotels and Tourist attractions are located. I highly recommend understanding more about the people you will be meeting. Make the effort to meet the locals who are not working directly in the tourism industry wherever possible.
Learn more about Guangzhou at WikiTravel
Learn more about Cairns at http://www.cairns.com.au/
Beijing Finger Food can be a challenge for a westerner. Take the plunge!
Learn more about the Healesville Sanctuary at http://www.zoo.org.au/HealesvilleSanctuary
It is definitely worth joining the Frequent Flyer program linked with your airline of choice. This is especially the case if you regularly travel with a particular airline or with one of the airlines grouped within a worldwide alliance. Even semi-regular travellers can benefit with free domestic flights or upgrades. Keep in mind that some programs are easier to use than others. Claiming your points and booking a flight can sometimes be a challenging experience. I would rather have the freedom of choice of where and when to travel than feel locked into what my points program can offer. Many [ ... ]
I recently had a few relaxing days in Lakes Entrance and surrounding areas. The town is located on the East coast of the state of Victoria in Australia. The area of Victoria is called Gippsland and is home to some of the best Dairy country in Australia. The coastal region near Lakes Entrance has an extensive area of Lakes that is a fantastic area for fishing and pleasure boats. The most special aspect of Australia is the ability to get out of populated areas and enjoy pristine wilderness areas. Lakes Entrance is actually a very popular tourist location for holidays [ ... ]
Factors to consider when selecting your seat:
· Keep away from toilets as they normally attract a queue (line) of people.
· Select seats adjacent to doors if you seek more legroom. Keep in mind that your Entertainment screen may be less conveniently placed for these seats.
· Children tend to be located at the very front of the economy section. These seats are actually excellent in other ways but consider the possibility of being close to irritable children.
· Aisle seats provide flexibility when needing to get to the toilet or when you would like to get up for a stretch or walk. [ ... ]
Be honest with yourself regarding what level of comfort you need and how long you can be away from home while being comfortable. If you have never travelled before you might be surprised that home sickness can kick in after two months on the road. Will you truly be enjoying your travels if you would rather be home surrounded by familiar food, water, friends and family?
I suggest that you schedule a trip length that allows you to break the trip before you want to go home. If this will be your first trip, you will almost certainly return with the [ ... ]
The most important stadia of the world.
Number 9: Anfield
English Football was a big part of my growing up. Saturday morning was for playing tennis. Sunday morning was for watching Serie A, and Monday night was Division 1 English Football (now called the Premier League).
When I started watching Football, Liverpool was the best team in England and one of the great Football teams in the world. They weren’t my team, but they were a team to admire. Aside from their standard of play on the field, their fans were also to be admired. The atmosphere created in their home ground [ ... ]
in Rome is a delightful oasis in the heart of one of the busiest cities of the world. The piazzas, historical sites and energy of Rome are unforgettable, but a visitor can get to the point where a timeout is necessary to recharge the tourist batteries.
If time is also important to your style of travel then central accommodation is also important. There are some lovely accommodation options on the outskirts of Rome, but then you waste time getting into the central areas where most of the most important attractions and neighbourhoods are located. [ ... ]
Travel is a wonderful experience and the world has so many unique experiences just for you. Don’t waste your time traveling to places based on peer group pressure or what appears in the Brochures at the travel agent. Travel for reasons that mean something to you and choose locations that match your interests and the level of risk that suits you.
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Human creativity never ceases to amaze me.
Paris, Rome, New York, LA, Barcelona.
People and their warmth make the world go around.
Regional areas of Thailand, Canada, New Zealand.
Human history is fascinating to me.
Egypt, [ ... ]
The most important sporting stadia of the world top ten will be very different for different people. Your top ten will be influenced by your passion for different sports and your personal experience at stadia around the world. These factors have influenced my list heavily, but I have attempted to rank stadia using the following categories:
Architecture /10 Atmosphere /10 History /10 Importance to local community /10
A stadium attains a status of greatness when it enters the heart of its community.
The following [ ... ]
Yellowstone National Park is not a place to visit once. Be aware that if you do visit Yellowstone it is very likely that you will want to return! We allowed three nights in the area when we visited in August 2011.
Yellowstone is the home of Old Faithful and many more thermal features. In fact Yellowstone National Park hosts 60% of the active Geysers in the world. Old Faithful is special because of the sheer size of the geyser height, but also because it goes off on a regular time frame.
The average time between eruptions is [ ... ]
A very important part of my travel experiences is exploring the sporting culture of the local community. Sport is very important to many people around the world and can unite people and shape the culture of cities and countries.
I will attempt to limit myself to raving about ten shrines of sport in the world and will describe how these sport stadia impact on their communities. Visiting these destinations to join a tour or to attend a sporting contest will teach you much about the local culture. Sport provides the thrill of competition and a chance to admire the athletic [ ... ]
Trippy is a great way to share travel intelligence with your friends. The service is based on the natural trust we have with our friends and the likelihood that they will recommend products and services we will like due to the fact that they know us well.
Trippy has been started by JR Johnson and his team. They founded VirtualTourist
in 1999 and understand travel and people. The service will be completely beneficial if you have a critical mass of friends that already use Facebook. The authentication mechanism chosen by Trippy is [ ... ]
Anxiety and nervousness can stop a person experiencing life fully. Some people concentrate on what can go wrong in a given situation and become fixated on how to avoid the terrible consequences of which others seem blissfully ignorant. The constant process of trying to bend reality with your will can be extremely tiring. Stress levels of a regular high level will impact the ability for a person to function without low energy levels and higher illness probability. If a person is constantly avoiding risk it is likely that they will be also avoiding parts of life that actually provide the [ ... ]
MyTravelCoach is a brand new and unique iPhone application that coaches you past all the challenges of organising travel. I was inspired to create MyTravelCoach
so that more people can share the wonderful experiences Travel can provide.
Project Management for your Travel adventures
Provides the best resources to efficiently achieve your travel goals
Keeps your travel details handy for filling out Arrival/Departure Cards
Navigation assistance for airport transfers
Specialised advice for Business and Leisure travel
Check out more about MyTravelCoach at the official site or in iTunes.
The Important buildings of the world are inspirational for both the technical achievement involved in their creation and the creative vision that resulted in their design. My top ten countdown can be explored on the site:
10. Temple of Heaven
9. Imperial Palace
8. Tower of London
7. Sydney Opera House
6. Palace of Versailles
– near Paris
5. Hagia Sophia
4. Empire State Building
– New York
2. St Peter’s Basilica
My number one is the oldest [ ... ]