Five secrets only good travellers know
Date/Time: 2009:06:23 06:56:31 Source: Supplied THE best travel experiences are always the ones that almost didn't happen. That bar you found around the corner, down the alley and up the lane, or the city you got stuck in because you missed your flight. Well, now you can cultivate a serendipitous experience with these hidden gem-finding tools. Here are five tech tools to help you put the ‘plan’ in your ‘unplanned’ travel moments.
7 Explorers Name The Most Beautiful Place They've Ever Seen
Looking for travel inspiration? We've been asking fascinating people -- Pulitzer Prize-winners, world champion athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, and more -- to share the greatest travel journeys of their lives. New Guinea Scientist and author Jared Diamond, who won the Pulitzer Prize for "Guns, Germs, and Steel," is emphatic: "The most beautiful, exciting place in the world is New Guinea, with no close seconds. This is not my opinion, this is objective fact." Here's his case: "Within this island, you get the whole world, from the equator to the North Pole, squeezed in.
Travel Insurance: Quotes, Rates & Information for Canadian Travelers at Kanetix.ca
Get travel insurance quotes from competing insurers to save to an average of 56%* Travel Insurance in Canada KANETIX.ca's online quote comparison service for travel insurance brings Canadian travellers together with travel insurance providers in a one-stop shopping environment.
Here’s something that has always puzzled me, growing up in the U.S. as a child of Russian parents. Whenever I or my friends were having our photos taken, we were told to say “cheese” and smile. But if my parents also happened to be in the photo, they were stone-faced. So were my Russian relatives, in their vacation photos.
40 Budget Travel Tips Every Wanderlust Should Know
If you’re missing the road, what better time than now to begin preparations for the next great adventure? But before you get too far into your planning, be sure to check out these great tips and websites to avoid paying too much. These will make saving cash a breeze!
This Website Lets You Travel Around The World If You Agree To Take Care Of Other People’s Pets
Imagine yourself getting to stay at the most amazing accommodations when travelling – from French farmhouses to Australian beach villas – all in exchange for looking after an adorable furbaby. A company called Trusted Housesitters allows you to do just that for around $100 a year. Show Full Text The concept is simple, yet genius – it connects people wanting to travel the world, but feeling guilty about leaving their pets behind, with trustworthy, vetted travellers who would love to look after their house and pets in exchange for accommodation.
Travel insurance, Get the best quote on international travel insurance – Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet's travel insurance essentials It's the final countdown to your next big adventure. You’ve got your passport and tickets, every pair of socks you own, and enough mosquito repellent to cover an elephant. But aren’t you forgetting something? Travel insurance, a safety net if things go wrong, should be right at the top of your list. Travelling wouldn’t be fun without surprises.
29 of The Most Surreal Landscapes on The Planet
Earth is full of bizarre landscapes. Some are land formations moulded over thousands of years, while others are human-made creations that have altered the planet in strange ways. From the bubbling lava lakes of Ethiopia, to a lake that has been nestled in the desert for 2,000 years, here are 29 landscapes that are so incredible, it's hard to believe they're real. Near the city of Torrevieja in Spain lie two salty and very pink lakes called Las Salinas de Torrevieja.
Travel Cheap And Travel Young: 10 Countries You Can Visit On A College Budget
With the travel season upon us, it’s time to begin exploring again and creating memories that last. Like everyone else, I’m pretty much broke and can’t afford to go on a luxury trip across Europe, but just because the university takes all my cash doesn’t mean I can’t still travel. Here is a list of 10 countries that rank on the low-end for cost right now: Bolivia Home to many activities and sites, this cheap country will have you living like a king for less than you would think.
10 Safety Hacks Every Woman Who Travels Alone Should Know
You’re a woman traveling alone. Perhaps you’re traveling on business or you’re just finding yourself. Keep your wits about you and you could have an adventure worth telling. Here are some dos and don’ts to help you navigate your way through an unfamiliar city and a foreign land.
China Opens World’s Coolest Library With 1.2 Million Books, And Its Interior Will Take Your Breath Away
Nobody likes to be watched while they’re trying to read a book, but we’re willing to make an exception if it means getting to visit this stunning new library in China, because as you can see below, the incredible structure has a giant spherical auditorium in the middle that looks just like a giant eye. Show Full Text Located in the Binhai Cultural District In Tianjin, the five-story library, which was designed by Dutch design firm MVRDV in collaboration with the Tianjin Urban Planning and Design Institute (TUPDI) and has since been dubbed “The Eye of Binhai”, covers 34,000 square metres and can hold up to 1.2 million books.
Bird Guide: Endangered Species and Why They Matter
This story appears in the January 2018 issue of National Geographic magazine. For most of my life, I didn’t pay attention to birds. Only in my 40s did I become a person whose heart lifts whenever he hears a grosbeak singing or a towhee calling and who hurries out to see a golden plover that’s been reported in the neighborhood, just because it’s a beautiful bird, with truly golden plumage, and has flown all the way from Alaska. When someone asks me why birds are so important to me, all I can do is sigh and shake my head, as if I’ve been asked to explain why I love my brothers.
Round the World Fare
18,521 daily flights. 1,321 destinations. 193 countries. One Round the World Fare. While other people plan holidays, do you plan adventures? Is lying on a beach only part of the experience – along with sampling a mix of fascinating cultures, adrenaline-fuelled activities and other once-in-a-lifetime opportunities? Whatever you dream of doing, and wherever you dream of going, the Star Alliance™ Round the World Fare is your ticket to the world. Whether you want to explore the ancient ruins of South America or the pristine beaches of the South Pacific, wander through medieval European streets or simply escape to the last great wilderness, our fare can take you there.
Where To Go After College? Whether You Travel Or Work Abroad After College, It's Up To You!
There is no time like now if you’re an explorer at heart! Where to go after college is one of the many difficult decisions you may face after graduation. The one thing you may take for granted is that now, for the first time in your life, you are completely free! Sure, you may have some major financial commitments and debt after college, but otherwise, you can do WHATEVER you want! You can travel, volunteer or work abroad after college – you can go WHEREVER you want!