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Monthly Archives: March 2017

Airplane Travel with Children

  • Be prepared for take off and landing. These times can be the hardest part of any airplane trip. Children’s ears are very sensitive to the cabin pressure changes and they do not know how to equalize the pressure. For babies, have a bottle ready at these times. Drinking will clear your baby’s ears. For children that are a bit older, have some gum or juice handy.
  • Get the bulk head seats. Here you will not stress out for the entire flight constantly worrying about your children kicking the back of the seat in front of you. For babies under 1 year old, the bulk head seat on long haul flights often comes with a bassinet attachment so your baby can lie down and you can relax. Be sure to ask your airline about this when you book your ticket.
  • Bring a variety of activities. Think through the length of the flight. Do you have enough to keep the kids entertained for the duration?
  • Try a red eye. For flights that are longer than 6 hours, an overnight flight might be just the ticket. On longer late night flights, you might find that children will sleep for a good portion of the flight.
  • Prepare. If your children have not been on airplanes often or even ever, be sure to talk with them in advance so they know what to expect and what is expected of them. This will get them excited about the trip and also help them know what do to do.

Tricks to Travel Easily

1. Budget:

Finance is the most important aspect of any trip. Every country will have its own expenses, and you should be aware of those you might incur. It is better to have a budget in mind before embarking on a tour.

2. Finance options:

You should not carry too much cash with you while you travel abroad. You should contact your bank and apply for an international debit or credit card. Most banks provide this facility. You can also make use of the prepaid travel card. They can be useful for booking air tickets as well as local transport.

3. Transport:

Transportation is the most important aspect of traveling. You should be aware of the discounts available on flights as well as local transport. If you book an ‘around the world’ ticket, you will be able to save a substantial amount of money. These tickets are usually open reservation tickets. You should contact the local transport authorities for confirmation at every stage of the journey. Many countries have well-organized rail systems, so you should utilize these and explore countries in their full glory.

4. Accommodation:

Hotel and resort bookings are available online. You should book hotel rooms in advance to avoid any disappointment later on. You should know that you can book entire apartments at a fraction of the cost of hotels.

5. Travel light:

As far as possible, you should limit your luggage. This would save you a lot of hassle at many international airports. Having a luggage issue in an unfamiliar place should be the last thing on your mind.

6. Local sightseeing:

Many countries offer the option of renting a car for local sightseeing. You can take advantage of this and ask for a chauffeur driven car; they would double up as a guide as well. In case you wish to drive the car by yourself, you should ensure that you have an international driving license with you. Traffic rules differ from country to country. Make a list of the places you wish to visit. Use a local guide wherever possible, as they will be able to explain better.

Around The World In 80 Days

From London, why not begin your round the world trip by flying to India for a two week Golden Triangle and Varanasi experience. You can wander through the spice bazaars and silk markets of Jaipur, take a sunrise tour of the Taj Mahal and then travel by overnight train to Varanasi. The train journey, by itself, will be something that stays with you forever. Varanasi sits along the banks of the River Ganges, and pilgrims wash and sing gently on the ghats (stone staircases leading down to the water) from dawn until dusk.

Next, let your Round the World trip take you from Delhi to Bangkok to explore both the north and the south of Thailand. Stay in a floating hut on the River Kwai, try elephant trekking and bamboo rafting near Chiang Mai, take a sunset tuk-tuk tour to the temples of Ayutthaya, and do some totally tropical island hopping to Ko Samui.

The next stop could be Vietnam, where you can stroll along the blossom-lined boulevards of Old Hanoi, sleep aboard a traditional Chinese junk boat in Halong Bay, try a cookery lesson in Hoi An, crawl through the eerie Cu Chi Tunnels near Ho Chi Minh City and sail through the Mekong Delta.

After this, why not carry on travelling around the world with a stop in Singapore, where you can enjoy the bright lights of this truly Asian city for a few days before departing for a whole new continent – Australia.

The Australia section of your round the world trip would begin in Cairns, a great base for visiting Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation and the Great Barrier Reef. It’s a good idea to spend a couple of days in a quirky central hotel before picking up a campervan. Spaceship Campervans even complete with a large double bed, gas cooker, fridge freezer, water tank, cooking utensils, an MP3/CD player and a mounted screen for watching DVDs in bed!

On your way to from Cairns to Sydney, you can snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef, soak up the tropical atmosphere on Magnetic Island, go sailing in the stunning Whitsundays, explore Frasier Island, try surfing in Byron Bay, take a horseback ride through the forests and waterfalls of Mackay and even see a goat rodeo! Finally, you’ll reach stunning Sydney, where you’ll spend two nights before your round the world adventure continues. Sydney is a brilliant city with great restaurants, beautiful beaches, the famous harbour, and, of course, the Opera House.

Next, you can leave Australia and heading for South America – which would be the final stop on your round the world flight will take you to Santiago in Chile, where you can relax for a couple of days before getting active in Peru, where you can spot condors in Colca Canyon, try some Lake Titicaca island hopping, and take a two day trek to Machu Picchu.

Tricks Save Money on Hotel Booking

Comparing for Best Deals

Most of the people these days go for the giant agencies or the trusted agents to get their bookings done and mostly end-up paying more for putting their trust in wrong hands. It is often advised by the expert travelers to always compare the prices between travel agencies and hotel groups to find the best quote and get the bookings done after finding what is best suitable for your trip. There are an abundant number of reputed as well as start-up travel agencies that allow you to book your hotel accommodation on seasonal sale, special discount and other offers exclusively available in the market to outshine others and give you a dream getaway you always wanted.

Looking for Less Prominent Locations

Hotel accommodations located near the prominent sites and attractions are costlier than the hotels and resorts located in other parts of the city. Whereas the prominent locality may give you the edge of exploring the attractions with a few blocks of walking, the hotels located farther are willing to offer you more at lower prices to get your attention as well as to give you the finest quality of stays. Hotels near the biggest landmarks and prime localities are often found packed throughout the seasons and require advance booking procedure which also pays a big contribution in higher prices. If you book your hotel room in places that are a little away from these major sites and are located at less prominent places, you will surely find some quality accommodation at lower plans.

Use of Memberships

While paying or at the time of booking, we often forget to take other sources into account which can be more beneficial for us and often miss the opportunity to save a little extra while booking a hotel stay. These days, when organization is racing to get your attention and business from you, they also give you some privilege of getting cash-backs, discounts and other perks and leverages while using their special and exclusive membership options. Many banks and card companies these days give some special offers while collaborating with the travel agencies and give some cash-back as well as discounts on transaction of a certain minimum amount. Usage of these offers can also give you some extra benefits to ensure some more savings on the hotel booking.

Find what you Actually Require

In the hunger of finding the best accommodation option, we often lean towards finding hotel deals that provide it all and often pay more for services and amenities that we don’t really required. Before making your hotel booking with B&B, All Inclusive and half-board options, always sort your requirements and think accordingly whether you will be needing those services or not. It is quite obvious that the more services you add on your hotel room, the more you are going to pay. Hence, always book for the things you require and try to avoid those services that you might use and can get them if required as an add-on.