Cheap Places To Stay For Awhile Around The World The problem with cheap places is that it’s all relative to the lifestyle someone chooses. While I do list Xi’an, China as being inexpensive, it’s also quite easy to spend as much as you would in Tokyo, Japan. It also depends on what you’re into. Do you like big cities, beaches, comforts of home, party towns, or jungles? Here’s a few things I consider when staying in a place for a few weeks or months between traveling around: Fast and reliable internet.Good selection of food.Entertainment such as bars and nightlife. If you’re looking to take a break and stay somewhere for awhile, here is where I recommend. Xi’an, China If you’ve been following Art of Backpacking, you probably expected I would mention this city. Xi’an is well known to be one of the cheapest big cities in China. At a big fancy nightclub with VIP treatment, a bottle of Absolut, basket of fruits, snacks, and a few sodas cost $47. Pick up Mandarin classes and go sightseeing in one of China’s oldest and traditional cities.
The ultimate sailing trips Pack your sea legs for island adventures aplenty in this whistlestop tour of the world's best sailing spots, taken from Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences. 1. British Virgin Islands What happens when steady trade winds meet an island-flecked channel with tame currents and hundreds of protected bays? Every mariner worth their sea salt sails there – hence the British Virgin Islands (BVIs) being a sailing fantasy land. Trivia buffs note: the British Virgin Islands are a self-governing British overseas territory but the US dollar is their legal currency. A boat at sunset in Zanzibar by Kitetraveller.com. 2. This small island nation has a habit of throwing up some of the world's best sailors (see its America's Cup successes) and has one of the highest per-capita rates of boat ownership in the world. Paihia is the hub town of the Bay of Islands. 3. Most overnight felucca trips begin at Aswan; the most popular option is a three-day, two-night sail to Edfu. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
The Traveller?s Medicine Cabinet: 5 Essential Drugs for the Road While out roving you aren’t always (or even often) anywhere near a hospital or pharmacy. But, if you pack these nutritional supplements and natural medications wherever you go, you’ll be able to cope just fine. #1: Kratom The Situation You’re hiking the Appalachian trail in the dead of winter. Suddenly the worst happens; your boot gets caught between two rocks, you lose your footing and tumble to the ground, wrenching your ankle in the process. © Miserlou What It Is A leafy green plant grown mainly in Southeast Asia. Uses First and foremost, Kratom is a powerful painkiller similar to Morphine or Opium. Side-Effects Kratom is mildly addictive, about on par with caffeine. Forms Kratom can be purchased in dried leafy form, as an extract, a resin, or in pill form. Legality Kratom is legal in most of the developed world. #2: Kava Kava Kava Kava A leafy green plant grown throughout the Pacific islands. Kava can help to treat social anxiety or stress, and also works as a powerful relaxant. Oil of Oregano
Dream Big by Peter Fecteau “Dream Big” was a year-long project in which Pete created a mosaic of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. using 4,242 Rubik’s Cubes. > petefecteau.com Phrases in 5 common languages to know when traveling in Europe Traveling abroad this summer? These helpful phrases will open doors and help you gain immediate acceptance. You don't need to be fluent in the language of the country that you are traveling to, but learning some key phrases makes a great impression. From saying hello to asking how much something cost; knowing some important phrases will set you up for an amazing trip. Your pronunciation doesn't have to be perfect, all that matters is that your trying and that means a lot the locals. Here are some helpful phrases in 5 common languages to know when traveling in Europe French, Italian, Spanish, German and Dutch The Basics: Hello: bonjour (bohn-zhoor) Please: S'il vous plaît (see voo play) Thank you: merci (mehr-see) Goodbye: au revoir (oh reh-vwar) Where is the bathroom? Do you have a menu in English? How much is it? I’m lost, can you help me find ____? I would like: Je voudrais (zhuh voo-dray) Some Phrases Just for Fun: I drank too much, can you call a taxi? Can I climb the Eiffel tower? German
The 40 Most Spectacular and Mindblowing Photos of Nature - StumbleUpon A lifetime is not enough to see what nature has to offer and all its beauties, along with its weirdness at times. There’s always something new happening in the world that people can hardly explain and sometimes mysteries are never solved. Pxleyes presents a stunning showcase of 40 images dedicated to the spectacular nature events from all over the world: a show of natural lights and colors, impressive rocky mountains and structures, tons of beautiful blue eyes and many other interesting elements, some almost unheard of. All images show only NATURAL elements, non altered by human hand or post editing software! It is all genuine and happening somewhere in the world. This might help in picking the next vacation destination The Great Blue Hole – Belize Yellowstone Northern Outburst Wall of Light Cappuccino Coast – Pacific When Light Meets Ice Light Pillars, Jackson WY Light Pillars – from a distance Cave of Crystals, Mexico Pink and White Terraces Ice Circle – River Otter Terraced Rice Field, China
Stumblers Who Like The Cool Hunter - Amazing Places To Experience Around The... Preachers Rock, Preikestolen, Norway Blue Caves - Zakynthos Island, Greece Skaftafeli - Iceland Plitvice Lakes – Croatia Crystalline Turquoise Lake, Jiuzhaigou National Park, China Four Seasons Hotel - Bora Bora Ice skating on Paterswoldse Meer, a lake just South of the city of Groningen in the Netherlands. Marble Caves, Chile Chico, Chile The Gardens at Marqueyssac Ice Canyon - Greenland Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia Valley of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada Multnomah Falls, Oregon Seljalandsfoss Waterfall on the South Coast of Iceland Petra - Jordan (at night) Verdon, Provence, France Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia Norway Alesund Birdseye of City Benteng Chittorgarh, India Riomaggiore, Italy Keukenhof Gardens - Netherlands. Sky Lantern Festival - Taiwan. Mount Roraima - Venezuela. Seychelles East Iceland. Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. New York City.