Tag: travel advice

Making Friends on Group Tours

For every person, there are tours that they have always been fascinated by and places they are inspired to visit. Perhaps it’s the vibrancy and colorfulness of Kenya, or a desire to venture through a labyrinth of bazaars and market stalls in Istanbul; perhaps it’s a wish to push themselves physically and attempt a hike or a challenge that will force them to examine their personal limits.

Regardless of specifics, for many people, these dreams remain exactly that – as dreams, since they struggle to find someone (a friend, family member or a partner) who shares the same interest and wishes to join them on this adventure.

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Popular Destinations: Avoiding the Clichés

So you’ve only got a day/week/fortnight at your destination, and all the guide books have told you the same thing. You must go see this gallery! Your trip just isn’t complete without this boat ride! You can only really say you’ve arrived once you’ve been to this temple! It’s what everyone does, they assure you, and you shudder. There must be something else, some experience you can choose because you know you will like it, and not to check some kind of box. Well, you can – and here are a few suggestions on how to go about it.

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Preparing for Culture Shock in Asia

Vibrant, colorful, exotic, and bustling with activity, Asia makes for an exciting travel destination if you’re looking for something a little different to your typical vacation and you want to give yourself the opportunity to venture outside of your comfort zone.

The important thing about traveling to Asia is to go with an open mind and embrace the new experiences as an opportunity to learn about another culture.

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How to Actually Enjoy a Long Layover

If you have ever travelled on a budget, you will know that the best flight deals are divided into multiple legs. The cheapest trips often include very long layovers in a country which – well, which you weren’t intending to visit in the first place. Hmm. Before you resign yourself to eight hours spent staring at a wall, take a moment and consider the opportunity you have here. How long have you got? What could you do in that time? With proper planning and the right attitude, you can turn your layover into an enjoyable part of your trip. So let’s get to how to enjoy a long layover.

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