Fancy Expeditions http://www.fancyexpeditions.com Travel,Places, Sights and Scenes Tue, 30 Jun 2015 02:17:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Backpackers Cheat Sheet: 4 Surefire Ways to Safeguard Your Travel Essentialshttp://www.fancyexpeditions.com/2015/06/backpackers-cheat-sheet-4-surefire-ways-to-safeguard-your-travel-essentials/ http://www.fancyexpeditions.com/2015/06/backpackers-cheat-sheet-4-surefire-ways-to-safeguard-your-travel-essentials/#comments Fri, 26 Jun 2015 02:13:09 +0000 http://www.fancyexpeditions.com/?p=1439 http://www.fancyexpeditions.com

Generally speaking, backpackers are frugal creatures and it is completely understandable. The moment you hit the road, your finances go on a continuous dwindle. Each day it drops lower beyond your minimum balance, and each day you’re wishing to get an eastwest bank personal loan to hopefully extend your days on the road because really, […]

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Generally speaking, backpackers are frugal creatures and it is completely understandable. The moment you hit the road, your finances go on a continuous dwindle. Each day it drops lower beyond your minimum balance, and each day you’re wishing to get an eastwest bank personal loan to hopefully extend your days on the road because really, your bank balance will also affect the time you can spend exploring the wonders of the world.

 

Money and budgeting is a foremost consideration when you want to travel, thus budget should start way before your step out the door into the unknown. Preparing your stuff properly will save you more cents in your adventure and give you greater peace of mind.

 

Waterproofing Your Pack

Most backpackers are idealistic about the weather on their upcoming trip and rely solely on the rain cover for protection. But what if your pack falls on the river or sea as you disembark from a boat? There are many cheap options for securing your stuff inside your pack. Line the inside of your backpack with a large , sturdy, plastic sack such as a well-washed fertilizer sack or rubble sack. Simply roll down when full and fold the remainder over then tuck tightly in the inside of your pack. With this kind of waterproofing you can calmly haul your pack on the rooftop of a jeepney bound for Sagada on a monsoon season!

 

Securing Your Backpack

Fortunately, there are pack security and secure packs especially suited for backpackers and travellers now. But they are not really that cheap! If you’re on a budget you can easily improvise using any 3mm diameter chicken wire from any hardware store to insert inside your pack to make it theft proof. You can also do a DIY cable to padlock and wrap around your pack and to attach your pack to a permanent fixture using materials from the hardware. These options may not be the most attractive means of securing your pack but it serves as a deterrent, and it also look a little less striking for thieves.

 

Protect Your Valuables

These days, many people travel with some or a lot of gadgets and valuables such as digital cameras, ipods, smartphone and a wallet full of the best credit cards in the Philippines. If you want to prolong their lives and protect them, be sure to have a small airtight container where you can keep them – like Tupperware! These plastic containers come in different sizes and shapes and they are your best bet in protecting sensitive electronics or small breakables and in keeping bits and pieces of your toiletries. After days, weeks or months of traveling, you will inevitable accumulate “things” and your will be thankful to have an extra Tupperware in your rucksack.

 

Ziplock your Documents

When travelling, you carry with your some essential documentation such as passports, ID’s, letter of invitations for visa purposes and others which you must always keep safe and protected. Keeping these documents including a few dollars is perfect for emergencies. Ziplocks or similar bags provide excellent protection against sudden downpours, accidental submersion or penetrating sweat.

 

 

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When you are just about to leave on a holiday of a lifetime, the last thing you want to happen is to spend a few hours milling around listlessly in an airport. It’s not the ideal start to your trip away, and it can be frustrating – especially if you have kids in tow with you.

But is there anything you can do about it? Well, there are quite a few things, to be honest. In this article, we’re going to take a look at several methods you can employ to cut down on the time you spend at the airport. And also give you a chance of avoiding those miserable moods that usually accompany it! Let’s get stuck in straight away.

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Use A Smaller Airport

If you can fly from your local airport, then you can expect to be pushed through your checks much quicker than it takes from a large international-standard airport. The likes of Gatwick and Heathrow get busy because they have to usher through tens of thousands of people at any one time. Smaller airports tend to have excellent transport links, too, so you can reduce your journey time significantly.

Pack Less

Every single bag that you check in is going to eat up valuable time. Your best bet is to take hand luggage only, although this can obviously be a struggle if you are going away on a long trip. However, you can avoid those snaking queues if you can squeeze everything into a small enough bag. Some airlines also allow you to bring a laptop bag on board, free of charge. Try using that to store clothes instead, and you have another extension to your wardrobe that you didn’t even realise existed! You will also save time at the other end because you won’t have to wait for the baggage handlers to bring all of your cases out.

Check In At Home

If you don’t need to drop bags off, check in can be much easier. Do it online at home or, if you forget, use one of the many self-service machines that are dotted around most modern airports. In smaller airports that have less waiting time, you can shave an hour off the length of time you have to wait. Which isn’t bad going just for being organised!

Use A Private Jet

OK, some of you have probably just snorted out some coffee onto your screen. Of course, private jets aren’t for everyone. But if you want to avoid all those horrendous check in queues, security controls, and do the same on the other side, then there is no better way of traveling. There are plenty of companies like Stratos Private Jets that offer speedier boarding processes, and although they can be pricey, it can sometimes work out well. They are also great for those of you with younger children, as there will be more space for them to stretch their legs. And also, most importantly, they won’t annoy anyone else. Which – as any parent will tell you – can seem like it adds several hours on to any journey time.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of our blog for more excellent tips on travel. Until next time!

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Paradise On Earth: Five Places You Need To Visithttp://www.fancyexpeditions.com/2015/06/paradise-on-earth-five-places-you-need-to-visit/ http://www.fancyexpeditions.com/2015/06/paradise-on-earth-five-places-you-need-to-visit/#comments Fri, 05 Jun 2015 03:29:14 +0000 http://www.fancyexpeditions.com/?p=1432 http://www.fancyexpeditions.com

  Everyone likes a little piece of paradise. Straight away, the mind wanders to whatever you imagination of paradise is, and the heart aches to get there. Well, it doesn’t have to be a pipe dream, and you are capable of making it a reality. Just imagine visiting a few of these places on the […]

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Everyone likes a little piece of paradise. Straight away, the mind wanders to whatever you imagination of paradise is, and the heart aches to get there. Well, it doesn’t have to be a pipe dream, and you are capable of making it a reality. Just imagine visiting a few of these places on the list below that many widely regard as a piece of paradise on Earth. In fact, stop imagining and start doing!

 

The Great Barrier Reef

 

There a few reefs situated throughout the world, but none is as magical as the Great Barrier Reef. It can be found just off the coast of Tasmania, Australia, and it is home to some of the most exotic and mysterious marine creatures the world has to offer.

 

The wildlife aside, there is the reef itself that is full of colourful and strange inhabitants. Truthfully, the Great Barrier Reef is a world of its own, which is the main reason why it is a paradise.

 

Alaska

 

Alaska is home to the most extravagant scenery there is in the world. Lakes, moors and mountains cover the entire state and there is also a diverse range of animals. To see the best of Alaska, however, you need to go in the summer because the winter months can take away from the paradise aspect. In fact, in the winter some people would say it is a slice of hell!

 

But, in the summer the true Alaska comes out to play, and there is no better place to hike or explore on the planet. Get ready to do some walking though; Alaska is the size of Texas and California combined.

 

Koh Lipe

 

When you think about island paradises, Koh Lipe is the actual Island you are imagining. The island itself is a tiny piece of heaven in the South West of Thailand, and it is unlike any other island in the country. Tourists corrupt the majority of the islands of Thailand, but Lipe keeps its innocence and its naivety.

 

There are no huge Full Moon parties or westerners embarrassing themselves after too much booze. It is just you, the sea and the sand. Perfect!

 

The Alps

 

Paradise isn’t just about golden beaches, beautiful water and flush greenery. Paradise is also about adrenaline-filled rides in the heart of hundred-foot tall cliffs, snow covering them completely. There are a lot of mountainous areas you can go and get your fill of extreme sports, but the Alps are renowned across the world.

 

Machu Picchu

 

Nothing is better than a place full of history that reminds you of a simpler time. A simpler time where the people were as seemingly advanced as we are now. Machu Picchu is one of these places. It is an Inca citadel in the Andes Mountains in Peru and people know it for its architecture and construction. The citadel offers panoramic views high up in the clouds and is almost a place you would find on another planet. The best thing about Machu Picchu is no-one to this day knows what or why the Inca people built the citadel.

 

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Travel Bag Must-haves – Take Lesshttp://www.fancyexpeditions.com/2015/04/travel-bag-must-haves-take-less/ http://www.fancyexpeditions.com/2015/04/travel-bag-must-haves-take-less/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 04:47:24 +0000 http://www.fancyexpeditions.com/?p=1426 http://www.fancyexpeditions.com

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When organizing your trip, you are usually preoccupied with many activities, concerning the booking of the tickets, preparing of the luggage and choosing the most desirable hotel. Normally, you make a list of all the things that you need to put in your suitcase but you may have observed that you rarely use even half of the things that you had taken with you.

All the gadgets, clothes and other accessories happen to be left somewhere deep in your suitcase, during the whole trip. If you are fed up with taking a lot of things with you for your vacation, the time for the travel must-haves list has finally home.

There are things that tend to be inseparable part of your journey and it is better to have these things at your disposal, whenever you are away from home. To experience non-problematic and excellent time, I personally advise you to take the following things with you and to enjoy your vacation in the best possible way.

Your Lovely Eye Mask

Ensuring a good quality of your sleep is essential for having nice time for your vacation. Whether you will use the mask during your flight or at your hotel room, it does not matter – the most important thing is that you will feel completely comfortable and relaxed. The eye mask is the ideal decision for the eliminating of the light and for ensuring the peace and comfort that you deserve.

Your Favourite Book

Even though nowadays the latest modernities in the technology allow you to read your favourite book on your Kindle or iPad, I advise you to choose a non-electronic option and to pick up one of your favourite books with yourself. While the technologies can always break down, the book is a reliable source of entertainment that could distract you while you are travelling. It is a perfect option for long-distance travelling, so do not forget to put one in your bag.

A Chewing Gum

It is needless to say that you need to maintain a proper hygiene in your mouth and that is why you need to have a chewing gum in your bag. Apart from this, after eating while you travel you had better refresh your breath, by taking one or two juicy or mint chewing gums.

Paper and Pen

Paper and pen could always become very useful, while you are travelling. You may want to write down some important information or address but if the battery of your mobile phone is low, the last option remains the pen and the paper. They won’t fill so much space in your bag and the can serve you in an excellent way for many emergency cases.

Water and Food

While you think that this would be the first must-haves at your list, I assure you that many people forget to take some food and water while they are travelling. It is due to the fact that they are too preoccupied with the arranging of the luggage and they miss to think of the most common things like a bottle of water and home prepared sandwich.

These are some of the must-haves for ensuring pleasant and undisturbed travel. Remove all the unnecessary stuff from your luggage and make a list of  the basic things that you want to take with you. Take into consideration the things that I have already mentioned and be prepared for your fascinating vacation. Forget about the heavy suitcases and bags and concentrate on the fascinating experiences that are awaiting for you. Clean your bag from the useless things and explore new places and destinations during your vacation.

 

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5 Tips For Planning A Relaxing Getaway Without Getting Stressedhttp://www.fancyexpeditions.com/2015/04/5-tips-for-planning-a-relaxing-getaway-without-getting-stressed/ http://www.fancyexpeditions.com/2015/04/5-tips-for-planning-a-relaxing-getaway-without-getting-stressed/#comments Wed, 15 Apr 2015 21:54:10 +0000 http://www.fancyexpeditions.com/?p=1420 http://www.fancyexpeditions.com

Is working driving you mad? Is your hectic family lifestyle too much to handle? Then it might be time to think about taking a break and getting away for a few days. While a holiday is probably, just what you need, the idea of planning your trip might put you off. Planning a trip can […]

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Is working driving you mad? Is your hectic family lifestyle too much to handle? Then it might be time to think about taking a break and getting away for a few days.

While a holiday is probably, just what you need, the idea of planning your trip might put you off. Planning a trip can be stressful, especially if you aren’t organised about it. But if you are well prepared, then planning a relaxing trip away should be as stress-free as the trip itself.

Here are our five top tips for planning a relaxing trip away without getting stressed:

 

  1. Brainstorm

It might sound a little odd, but the best way to find a destination that you and your travel buddy are both happy with is by brainstorming. Any destinations that come into your head write them down.

As well as just throwing destinations you like the sound of onto the board, it is also about choosing somewhere that can offer you the relaxing break you need. It is important to think carefully about this, if you choose the wrong destination, you could go home more stressed than when you left.

Narrow it down to three destinations and do some research on each of them. The best way to do this is via the internet and by asking other people who have visited them for advice.

 

  1. What causes your travel stress?

If travelling itself stresses you out, ask yourself what it is that causes you to become stressed. Is it travelling via a plane? Is it all the waiting around? Is it the worry of missing a flight? Is there a certain form of transport that makes your stress worse?

Think about what causes you to become stressed when travelling and try to find ways to get around it. For example, if using buses causes you stress, book a taxi from the airport instead. Or, if plane travel causes you to become stressed, consider taking a ferry or train instead.

 

  1. Choose your accommodation wisely

The aim of your trip is to relax and unwind, so it is important to choose accommodation that will allow you to do that. Instead of opting for a family-friendly hotel, why not choose an adult only hotel or a spa hotel in Bali? Give yourself a proper chance to relax and unwind by choose suitable accommodation.

 

 

4. Don’t plan to do too much

Although there will probably be a few things that you want to see and do while you are away, don’t plan to do too much. Instead, focus on having time to relax and unwind.

If you try to fit too much in, you will only end up stressing yourself out. Stick to a maximum of one activity a day, and spend the rest of the time relaxing at your hotel.

     5. Don’t start your trip stressed

Start your trip as you mean to go on, and don’t leave stressed. Instead, book an extra two days off work before your trip so that you can spend some time relaxing beforehand. Plus, having a couple of days free before you trip, will give you time to prepare everything and get organised.

If you are feeling tense, make an appointment for a massage the day before you travel. This will help relieve tension in your muscles and should make you feel happier and more relaxed.

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Tips to Ensure a Safe Travelhttp://www.fancyexpeditions.com/2015/03/tips-to-ensure-a-safe-travel/ http://www.fancyexpeditions.com/2015/03/tips-to-ensure-a-safe-travel/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 23:57:00 +0000 http://www.fancyexpeditions.com/?p=117 http://www.fancyexpeditions.com

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It is important to have a travel plan especially if you and your family will go for a holiday abroad. Before leaving for your trip make sure you and the family members are already aware of the basic facts, resources and information on the place of your destination such as Travel Warnings, Travel Alerts, Customs Restrictions like bringing medications and what you cannot bring back with you. An itinerary is best to be at hand always, or go for a package tour for best deals and fewer worries.

It is also a necessity to find out what types of vaccinations needed to enter a particular country, medications you’ll need to take before, during and even after your trip. It is recommended to have the vaccinations early in case there will be an unexpected reaction and need some recovery time. Check your medical insurance regarding overseas coverage especially if you bring children with you.

Carry few clothes as much as possible. Organize your clothing around one or two basic colors for easier matching with shoes and accessories you will wear. A friend taught me that it is practical to take along older clothes that can be discarded along the way. In this way you will find more room in your luggage for bringing souvenirs home.

As much as possible do not carry your passport around, leave it in the safe in your hotel. If local law states that you need to bring it with you, a photocopy will suffice. It is also important to leave copies of itinerary, cell phone numbers, passport data page and visas to your trusted friends or family for easier contact in cases of emergency.

Know the local laws and abide by them. As a general rule, never talk nor transact to strangers. Always keep your money, wallet and other valuables safely secured. Know the local rules in money exchange too.

Remember that drinking water from another country may cause you and your family members diarrhea, to prevent it and to keep safe, opt in drinking bottled water.

Avail transportation services like taxis with official markings.

Most tourist destination countries are safe to travel, but it is advisable to take precautionary measures just to make sure you and your loved ones will be able to enjoy a great holiday.

 

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Long flights are often synonymous with boredom, frustration, and a slight sense of claustrophobia. If you are dreading your next flight and don’t know how to make the hours fly past, take heed of the suggestions below. If these suggestions don’t feel like they will cut it, you can always engage the services of companies […]

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Long flights are often synonymous with boredom, frustration, and a slight sense of claustrophobia. If you are dreading your next flight and don’t know how to make the hours fly past, take heed of the suggestions below. If these suggestions don’t feel like they will cut it, you can always engage the services of companies like Corporate Traveller, who would surely have a wide range of suggestions for ways to make your flights more bearable.

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1. Indulge in Your Programs

If there is a certain television program that you’re partial to, take the flight as an opportunity to catch up on your show. Intentionally don’t watch the show for a few weeks so that you can binge-watch a few episodes in one sitting. Just be aware of the content of what you’re watching; nothing is private on a plane. The same concept works for movies that you’re keen to watch. Stockpile them on your favourite device and ensure your battery is fully charged and ready to go.

2. Start aNew Hobby

Do you have a hobby that you’ve been waiting to start? If it’s the sort of hobby that can fit in a 1×1 metre space and can pass through airport security, now is the perfect time to start it. Sudoku is very popular and can easily kill some hours, depending on your skill level. Or perhaps you wanted to start sketching or writing a novella. Choose something that fits within your known interests but will be challenging enough to keep you occupied for a while. You don’t want to be bored of it in the first 30 minutes.

3. Strike Up a Conversation

Now this suggestion often strikes fear into the hearts of travellers. Many of us have been the victim of a ‘serial conversationalist’ who is incapable of reading body language and recounts the most boring stories you’ve ever had to sit through. This is not recommended. But if you judge your short-term neighbours to be interesting, friendly and open, by all means introduce yourself. You can bond over the universal hatred of long-haul flights. If you find yourself unsure, a great tip is to wait until the final leg of the journey to kick-start a conversation. That way, if you do find yourself in an uncomfortable situation, you don’t have to stick it out for too long.

4. Snooze

This may seem like a dull suggestion, but you’d be amazed how the time flies by following some shut-eye. Try to time it with the time zone you’re entering, so that it not only makes the flight go faster but also helps your body adapt to the destination. You’ll arrive feeling more rested and slightly more human. Just make sure that when you do fall asleep, you aren’t too hot and you’ve had some water. If you wake feeling hot or thirsty in combination with the altitude and stuffiness of the plane, it can really knock you around.

Do you have any suggestions you could add? Share your tips below and best of luck on your next long-haul flight!

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Adventurous Breaks For Travel Enthusiastshttp://www.fancyexpeditions.com/2015/02/adventurous-breaks-for-travel-enthusiasts/ http://www.fancyexpeditions.com/2015/02/adventurous-breaks-for-travel-enthusiasts/#comments Mon, 23 Feb 2015 21:03:13 +0000 http://www.fancyexpeditions.com/?p=1401 http://www.fancyexpeditions.com

  For many people, their ideal holiday is a warm beach somewhere, laying on a towel drinking cocktails. For an ever increasing amount of people though, a holiday of sand, sea and drinking isn’t what they want. They want adventure! Go past the window of your local travel shop, and you will mostly see the […]

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For many people, their ideal holiday is a warm beach somewhere, laying on a towel drinking cocktails. For an ever increasing amount of people though, a holiday of sand, sea and drinking isn’t what they want. They want adventure! Go past the window of your local travel shop, and you will mostly see the traditional sun and sand holidays, but usually if you pop in, they will cater to the more adventurous types.

 

Walking – A walking holiday is a great way to get in some fitness and keep active while also taking in some of the most gorgeous scenery in the world. The best way to do this is to do some planning in advance and work out how long it will take you to navigate your way through your chosen landscape. This way you can plan to take in certain towns and places of interest and also plan stops along the way to provide you with food and rest. Some of the best locations to investigate are in Romania. You can choose a hike that suits you and your skill. Some are full day walks where others are a few hours between destinations.

 

Canoeing/Kayaking – Canoeing and Kayaking can provide some of the most adventurous experiences you will ever find and also some of the most picturesque. There are many destinations around the world with varying levels of beauty and difficulty. For the beginner, I would recommend starting at home with a man made course or even try your hand out at the coast. Have a look at the best inflatable kayak reviews for 2015 to see what sort of equipment you should be investing in. Canoeing/Kayaking can be as intense or leisurely as you require and can be a great break for a family if planned correctly.

 

Safari – What better way to get back to nature than to take part in a safari. There are many versions available, from the entry level right up to five star-events. Imagine seeing Elephants, Rhino and other exotic creatures in their natural habitat. Better still, the money you pay to see the animals also helps to pay for their protection from poachers.

 

Tribes – Trying to get off the beaten track and explore new things is the aim here. There are still many tribes around the world who still for the most part live with minimal contact with the developed world. Some companies offer trips where you can get up close with the tribes and experience daily life from their perspectives. Try cooking, washing and food gathering and take a look at the world through their eyes.

 

Climbing – Our final suggestion for an adventurous break is to try your hand at climbing. There are many ways of getting some training before you depart. Many gyms offer simple climbing walls which will help you get a feel for it and if you are physically able to manage it. We would heavily recommend though that you take your time to do your research and involve a dedicated climbing holiday company. This ensures your safety and also so the correct training is given before you attempt to climb something natural. The benefits far outweigh the danger though. Imagine seeing the world from a place only a few have been!

 

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Top 3 Best Places to Visit in Australiahttp://www.fancyexpeditions.com/2015/02/top-3-best-places-to-visit-in-australia/ http://www.fancyexpeditions.com/2015/02/top-3-best-places-to-visit-in-australia/#comments Wed, 18 Feb 2015 06:30:28 +0000 http://www.fancyexpeditions.com/?p=1395 http://www.fancyexpeditions.com

Australia is one country that is also considered as a continent. It has a huge land mass and varying topography so visiting this place will give you more than just water activities, sightseeing and wonderful cities. This country should be one of your top choices when you want to experience wildlife and outdoor adventure, amazing […]

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Australia is one country that is also considered as a continent. It has a huge land mass and varying topography so visiting this place will give you more than just water activities, sightseeing and wonderful cities. This country should be one of your top choices when you want to experience wildlife and outdoor adventure, amazing coral and marine life, and not to mention glorious cities with amazing architectural creations.

 

You have not visited Australia if you haven’t spent time traipsing the Great Barrier Reef. This place is humungous biodiversity site off the coast of Queensland. Considered to be the world’s largest coral reef, you can find hundreds of species of whales, dolphins, turtles, saltwater crocodiles, birds and more.

 

great barrier reef

 

The Sydney Harbor on the other hand is the most iconic destination in Australia. Here you can view the beautiful Sydney Opera House and the surrounding contemporary architecture of the city.

 

sydney harbor-opera house

 

For those who want something different, skiing in the Snowy Mountains is recommended. It is the highest peak in the country and you can find Alpine flowers blooming if you visit at the right time of the year!

 

Mount_Blue_Cow

 

Australia’s rich topography provides a variety of climates and activities for both local and tourists visiting the different states. Depending on what you want to see and experience, you can find the best travel deals and packages to make the most of your visit to Australia.

 

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If you’ve been searching online for articles that list standard destination recommendations like Spain and Italy, you’ve come to the wrong place. While some people like to stick with the main tourist hubs, we think it’s always a good idea to look for somewhere more interesting. European countries might be enjoyable occasionally, but you should […]

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If you’ve been searching online for articles that list standard destination recommendations like Spain and Italy, you’ve come to the wrong place. While some people like to stick with the main tourist hubs, we think it’s always a good idea to look for somewhere more interesting. European countries might be enjoyable occasionally, but you should always try to push your limits. Some destinations offer life changing vacation experiences that you will never forget. So, maybe you should do a little more research before booking for annual summer getaway for 2015?

 

Reunification Arch, Pyongyang

Image source: David Stanley, on Flickr – https://flic.kr/p/8HsVv1

 

 

North Korea

While you will have seen all the propaganda about North Korea on the TV, you probably don’t understand the true nature of the country. Ten years ago, anyone who wanted to visit DPRK had to fly to China and then smuggle themselves across the border. However, that is no longer the case. There are now around nine flights per day from mainland China to North Korea, and so you can visit the country legally. It is one of the last places on earth that is still holding onto a system of government that predates World War Two. The people who were born and raised there are very welcoming to tourists, and your safety is guaranteed.

 

Patagonia

Nestled between Argentina and Chile, Patagonia is one of the most beautiful mountainous regions in the whole of South America. Those of you who want to see some amazing sights simply can’t go wrong. The views are breathtaking, and there are plenty of organized expeditions every single week. You just need to look online and do some research. That is the best way of discovering the best activities. Patagonia expeditions can vary in length. Some last only a couple of days, while others can continue for over a week. Your selection should come down to your fitness levels, and the amount of time you’re willing to spend in the mountains.

 

Iran

If you’ve ever taken a holiday in London, you’ll have no trouble handling the hustle and bustle of this next location. Tourists aren’t free to visit many middle eastern countries these days for the obvious reasons. However, Iran is one nation that welcomes thousands of westerners each year. Contrary to what you might see on the television, this is a forward thinking nation that has adopted a lot of modern technology. If you want to experience a Muslim country for yourself, there is no better location in the world. Best of all? The oldest civilization on earth came from Iran, and so there are thousands of ancient monuments to visit. Just be warned that most tours have to be organized in advance, which means you need to make all your arrangements before leaving home. There is only a low threat of terrorism, and so you shouldn’t be too concerned. At the current time, Government advice states that Iran is nowhere near as dangerous as Morocco. Many tourists travel there each year without incident, so you have nothing to worry about.

 

Wherever you decide to take your holiday this year, we hope you manage to experience a new culture and way of life. You might even dispel a few myths and learn what it’s like to live on the other side of the fence.

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