Sep
28
2016

Tourist Places in Italy

Italy, Rome the city where love began. Italy continues to hold its ground of being the fifth most visited country in the whole world. Maybe because Italy has many tourist spot that you could not imagine ever existed. Let us tour around Italy and see its wonder within our grasp.

The top tourist attraction is the Canals of Venice or “The City of Water” which extended along the Grand Canal. Its romantic gondolas and Italian architecture aided in earning this places’ status.

Next in line is the Colosseum located in Rome, the largest, most famous amphitheater in the Roman world. The construction of the colosseum began in 72 AD by Emperor Vespasian of the Flavian dynasty and was finished on 80 AD by his son Titus. It has 80 entrances and can hold up to 50,000 spectators. These spectators can watch any event inside the colosseum without any fear of getting wet because sails called “velarium” protect them from rain and the suns’ rays.

Then we have Santa Maria del Fiore, the most beautiful cathedral and symbol of the city. It took 140 years to complete this masterpiece from 1296 to 1436. The outside surface of the basilica is paved with polychrome marble panels in various shades of pink and green bordered by white. This basilica is one of the largest churches in Italy and even until the modern era. In addition, the dome is the largest even in the world—the biggest brick dome ever constructed.

Have you gone to the greatest medieval square in Europe, the Piazza del Campo? It is renowned for its architectural integrity and beauty as a public space of the historic center of Siena. The wealthiest families of Siena surround the shell shaped piazza where the famous tower Palazzo Pubblico stands. A horse race is held twice a year in the place wherein they lay a thick layer of dirt three times but it only lasts for 90 seconds.

Take a quick visit to Pompeii, the city that was buried with ash and soil when the volcano Vesuvius erupted in August 24, 79 AD. Because of the eruption, the city was preserved even up to this very day. From jars, tables, paintings, and even people were frozen in time. The excavation of the city gave insights as to how people lived two thousand years ago.

Do not forget to freshen up in Positano (Amalfi Coast). A small town located in Amalfi Coast. The area is renowned for its scenic beauty, picturesque towns, rugged terrain, and diversity of people present. Somehow, the city is scattered from top to bottom down a hillside leading to the coast where it is now a popular tourist attraction. On the other hand, you can choose Lake Como (Italian Lake District) known for its water, mountains, fresh air, and good weather. The lake is shaped like an inverted “Y.” The area’s mild climate enables tropical and temperate plants to grow.

After relaxing, you can visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The tower was built for 177 years. Because it had a poor foundation the tower was left for almost a century before the next floors were built, that’s why it tilted to the side.

While you’re at it, stop by Manarola to complete your tour. The town sprouts out providing a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea. In here, you can rest before heading out of Italy’s wonders. Now that you know of Italy’s tourist places to visit decide now on visiting the city of love.

Sep
27
2016

WORLD’S MOST VISITED COUNTRY IN 2015

“The world is like a book and if haven’t traveled most of the places, you have only read a page.” Our world is such a big place to explore that you need to plan carefully before visiting such famous places. Tourism has played a major role in the economics of many countries. Thanks to World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the total number of international tourist arrival has increased from 674 million to 68% in 2015. China, Turkey, and Russia still hold the same positions while European countries like France, Spain, and Italy, still remain in the lead.

Let’s look at our list of top 10 countries most visited last 2015.

In tenth place we have both Mexico and Thailand. Thailand is best for its crystal blue beaches, great food, thick jungle, cheap beachfront bungalows, and some of the best luxury hotels in the world right for the budget. Mexico on the other hand is best for secluded sand beaches, great golf getaway, Mexican cuisine, vibrant markets, and trendy galleries with upscale shops.

The Russian Federation comes in ninth place. You have Moscow, internationally acclaimed of its museums and art galleries with retail havens in the form of malls, markets and boutique style shops and hundreds of restaurants, cafes serving a wide variety of cuisine. Also St. Petersburg, Pskov and Pechory, Vladimir, and Karelia known of its beautiful region of hills, lakes, forest, rivers, and steppes.

United Kingdom still in eighth place is known for its accents changing noticeably every 25 miles. Its top tourist spot is the Stonehenge, next is Big Ben, and then comes the Windsor Castle, York Minster, Durham Cathedral, the Cotswold’s, Tower of London, Lake District, Warwick Castle, and Hadrian’s Wall as the last spot.

Germany comes in seventh place. The country itself is famous for its very own German beer that has many nutrients such as protein, B vitamins, phosphorus, magnesium, selenium, iron, niacin, and riboflavin. Most travel Germany during its Oktoberfest, one of the most famous festivals in the world.

People visit Turkey because of Kebab, baklava, rugs/textiles that they are known for, hookah pipes, fez, mosques, Turkish delight, figs, the sea and many more to mention that you need to see and experience for yourself.

Italy on the other hand is unique. Their class, culture, champions and cheese perfectly describes the spellbind blend of the old and new age endeavors delivered by this place. Its enchanting vineyards, Italian charm, Calcio “sports”, the Fantasy Land – Venice, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Ferrari, Lamborghini, enchanting art and culture and its Pasta delight.

Still in fourth position is China, the second largest and fastest growing economy of the world. Tourists who visit China won’t miss the Li River or Lijiang which flows from Zhujiang Pier to Yangzhou. Then they’re off to The Great Wall of China which is one of the Seven Wonders of the World the only one that can be seen even if you’re in the moon.

Spain remains in third place where it is famous for its Bullfighting or Corrida De Toros wherein 3 matadors fight a bull to death. When you’re done, have a load of Tapas or appetizers to fill your appetite. Afterwards you can watch the Flamenco and wonder at its beauty made alive in dancing.

United States of America continues to stand strong in second place, as it is very much famous for the Grand Canyon, New York City, Hollywood, and Las Vegas—the city that never sleeps.

Nevertheless, the undefeated of them all is France, which held 83 million tourists for this year alone. France, still remain as the global leader in dynamic tourism. Its destinations such as Paris with the Eifel Tower, the Côte d’Azur and Mont-Saint-Michel showcase the richness and diversity of what France has to offer.

Sep
26
2016

Your Travel Guide to your visit to Japan

There are so many countries that you can visit but the most interesting one is Japan. There are lots of reasons why you need to visit the country and you should not be missing those. You should not think about it twice but just pack your things and visit Japan. As your travel guide you can see below the best places to go in Japan. Take a pen and a paper to take note where to go.

  • Universal Studios in Osaka Japan

The blockbuster hit Jurassic Park has been one of the main attractions in the USJ including the Spiderman film as well. Hello Kitty Fashion Avenue is also here in the Universal Studios.

  • Meiji Shrine in Tokyo

Meiji is an oasis of the calm where you can spend your time with your love ones. The wooded grounds become the result of the extensive tree planting donated during the construction of the shrine.

  • Hakone Tozan in Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture

This is one of the most interesting sceneries in Japan that you can enjoy the view of the picturesque of Tozan line. The leaves that turn in autumn are adding the view in the Hakone Tozan train line.

  • Umeda Sky Building in Osaka

The Umeda Sky Building could not be an interesting place to go but the reason why it became special is because of the escalator that has nothing in between in the open air rooftop of the observation deck. Imagine it is 568 feet below.

  • Cup Noodles Museum in Yokohama Kanagawa Prefecture

This can be most interesting for you the Cup Noodles Museum. You as a visitor can make your own instant ramen with your own unique flavor. This is the area where there could be more than 5,000 of possible combination of flavors can be made for an instant ramen.

  • The 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art in Kanazawa, Ishikawa Prefecture

This is the place you should not miss because of so many unique design that you can experience. You will be impressed by this because of the modern exhibits that you can’t imagine that someone can display. There is a swimming pool that you might think someone is drowning below.

  • Kaiyukan in Osaka

In this aquarium you will be amazed by the whale sharks opening their mouth to be feed. When you are in timing on its feeding time you will be seeing the gentle giant sucks the food like a vacuum cleaner.

Visiting Japan is more exciting if you have your family with you when you visit those interesting places. There is nothing to compare with the feeling that you are enjoying because you are with your family. Better plan to have those tickets in going to Japan and get your itinerary ready to visit the best places in the country. You should not miss those places when you are there. Pack the necessary things you need and don’t forget your camera so you will be able to capture those unforgettable moments you will have in your visit to Japan.

Sep
25
2016

Things to Prepare Before you Travel

Before you travel you should prepare those things that you need. You can make a checklist to make sure that you don’t miss anything that you need to bring. It should be only the most important item is what you need to bring so your luggage will not be that heavier and will be easy for you to carry.

This is the checklist that you may want to consider in preparation to your travel.

  1. When traveling overseas be sure that your passport and your visas are ready. If you don’t have yet a passport, make sure to apply ahead of time like two to three months before your planned trip so there will be no conflict on your travel.
  2. Ensure your safety like your health and other necessary vaccinations needed. It is better to be safe than be sick and encounter any health problem when you travel.
  3. Call your credit card company or your bank to make sure that your cards will work abroad and there will be no problem when you used them on that country you are visiting.
  4. It is good to make colored copies of your documents especially your visas and passport. Leave these colored copies at home for emergency if in case there is something happened.
  5. Bring with you only important things like your clothes, undergarments, personal hygiene stuffs, and food to eat. Bring your medicines as well if you are taking some medicines at home.
  6. Don’t forget your camera for the photo shoot you may do when you travel. You might not want to miss those perfect sceneries that you want to capture.
  7. Get in touch with someone left at home to ensure that you are safe on your travel. Do not let them be bothered while you are away from home.
  8. If you have any subscription make sure that you pay them before you travel. You might stay in the other country for couple of weeks and you might miss to pay your bills on time. You might not want to have an outstanding bill right?
  9. When no one will be left at home and the whole family will be traveling, make sure that there will be someone to look at your place. If you are renting be sure your landlord is aware on how much time you will be away. So they will be able to have a look on your home for the meantime.
  10. Keep a map it will be helpful if it seems that the strangers you are speaking is not able to understand you in the country you are visiting. There is no problem if you visit an English speaking country, you can always ask someone when you need.

Always be mindful and never ignore what you see around you when you travel. Remember that you are totally a stranger there and every step might create a different impact on your visit in that country. Make sure you enjoy everything and you always smile especially to the local people in the place you will visit.

Sep
23
2016

Destination Places for the Winter Season

Is the weather getting gloomy and gray? Is it becoming chilly? Maybe you are one of those people who are not too fond of the winter season and miss feeling the warmth of the sun on your skin? Besides, shoveling the snow from your garage regularly during the snowy season does not seem as appealing as taking a vacation somewhere sunny. So why don't you pack up your bags and head on to the warmer places this winter season to cure your winter blues. But the question is where should you go to? Here's a list of places that you can go to.

Would you like to take a hike in a rain forest? Then head on to Costa Rica. Costa Rica has a vibrant rainforest, wildlife that's diverse, beaches and locals that are very laid back. For beach bums, there are various beaches for you to explore. But if you want more of an adventure then head on to the lodges in the wilderness where there is no internet access and room service. But then again, the wildlife is great so you will probably be too busy to even bother checking your email or any of your social media pages. Do not forget to take photos though because this is not something that you get to experience everyday!

Bora Bora is another great place to enjoy the sun. If your goal is to enjoy and relax yourself then you have come to the right place. You can rent a bike and explore the island at your own pace. Enjoy the lagoon in Bora Bora or just sunbathe in the deck of the bungalow you are renting. Visit Bora Bora Lagoonarium to check out the underwater life of the place and head on to Vaitape for a taste of Bora Bora's local culture. And do not forget to see Mount Otemanu as well.

If you want to experience the best the world has to offer, then Lake Tahoe is your destination. You can go swimming, skiing, golfing, shopping, party at nightclubs and dine at great restaurants all in one place. Days can be spent hiking on the Sierra Nevada Mountains, ski at Squaw Valley and kayak in the Emerald Bay. Whatever it is that you are into it, you are bound to find something to keep you entertained at Lake Tahoe.

If you happen to be a snow lover and outdoor enthusiast, then head on to Whistler. Whistler Blackcomb Mountain is great for those who love to ski and snowboard while the Whistler Sliding Center and Whitler Bungee are for the adrenaline junkies. But if you prefer staying indoors to enjoy a book or two or maybe learn more about the history, then the Whistler Public Library and Whistler Museum is perfect for you. There are a lot of things at Whistler that will keep you entertained and it doesn't matter if you are visiting with your friends or your family.

Whichever place you have chosen to go to, remember that vacations are best spent with people close to your heart.

Sep
22
2016

Guide on Your Travel to Australia

Visiting Australia is fascinating because of the states and territories that it has, that you may be interested about. Each state has its own famous places that you can visit. So if you are planning to go to Australia you must need to know what they have on each state and territory that you might visit.

Here is your travel guide to Australia:

  • New South Wales

In New South Wales or NSW is where you can find Sydney that has the beautiful attraction like the Opera House, Sydney Symphony and the Harbour Bridge. You can also visit Bondi Beach in Bondi which is a great place to surf. There is also Australian Museum in Sydney that you can visit which is the country’s oldest museum.

  • Victoria

You can visit the coast of Victoria which has the wonderful beaches, natural attractions, national parks, stunning scenery and lakeways. The Mornington Peninsula has so many seaside villages that are offering best seafood. Discover gold in Goldfields and enjoy their wonderful cuisine and find out where the Australian rebellion happened in 1854.

  • Queensland

You should be interested about the beautiful places in Queensland. Brisbane is the capital of the state and the largest city as well. Gold Coast has the stunning beaches that you can visit during holidays. And the famous Great Barrier Reef where you can do diving.

  • South Australia

South Australia remained to be culturally lively and is known for its fine produce and festivals. There are so many places to travel in SA and that includes Adelaide Hills, Yorke Peninsula where the SA people go for holidays. You can enjoy national parks, beaches and many more. Adelaide Central Market is where you can enjoy food. There are restaurants, cafes and food outlets around the complex.

  • Western Australia

The largest state in Australia is WA. Best destinations to go are the Kalbarri National Park where you can explore cliffs and coloured gorges sculpted by Murchison River. Karijini National Park is a main destination in Pilbara featuring giant gorges, canyons and great hikes with the magnificent scenery.

  • Tasmania

National parks are the most interesting in Tasmania. The lists of parks you can visit are: Ben Lomond National Park, Freycinet National Park, Tasman National Park, Walls of Jerusalem, Mt. Field National Park and many others.

  • Northern Territory

In Arnhem Land is where you can experience the oldest culture in the world. Their landscapes are virtually untouched from the very start. Elsey National Park is where you can relax to the very clear thermal pools.

  • Australian Capital Territory

This is where you can see the National Art Gallery, the National Museum, National Library, and many others.
Knowing the whole Australia in one day is not enough. There are still so many sceneries and destination where you can go but absolutely you need to plan and do a research as well. You need to know well about those places so you will be able to know where to go and to know if the places are safe.

Sep
21
2016

Things to Bring When You Travel

It is important to pack the things that you need when you travel. One item that you forgot can be the most important one in your travel. So be sure that you get your checklist ready before you travel. 

Here are some tips on what you should bring when you travel. Make sure you have these on your checklist.

  • Don’t ever forget to bring your passport and your reservation tickets. They are the most important items that should be on your checklist. Never forget them or else your travel will be moved or cancelled.
  • Make sure you have with you your medical documents. To make sure that you can travel safely with any conditions that you currently have.
  • Never forget to bring your medicines when you travel. Remember that if you are not able to take medicine on the right time you might get serious problem on your health during your travel.
  • You must have an identification card or ID so in case that you are involved in an accident it would be easy to identify your identity. It would be easier to contact your family as well.
  • Bring with you your personal hygiene stuff like toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo, soap, towel, comb, your shaving cream, perfume, deodorant and undergarments as well as your clothes. You should also prepare pair of shoes or dresses that you need when you go out.
  • Do not ever forget your eyeglasses so you can easily read documents and any other travel papers you need to read.
  • Bring with you the map of the place where you are going, so you won’t be lost and you can easily reach your destination.
  • Bring something that you can eat when you travel. Just be sure that the food you bring is allowed in the plane so it will not be a waste of food and money as well.
  • Carry with you your jacket so you won’t have any problem with the cold weather in the place. You can also bring a sweat shirt or a sweater that you can wear aside from your jacket for complete safety against the freezing cold weather.
  • Lastly be sure to bring with you your credit or ATM cards. Ensure that the cards are allowed in the country you are visiting. And by the way bring also cash that you can use on trains or buses where you are riding.

Traveling is really exciting so be sure that you bring with you all the important things that you need. Always make a checklist so you will be able to track what you have not listed yet. Be sure that you have a food to eat so you will not be hungry while traveling. Make sure that you are in good condition so there will be no problem when you are in the plane or in any other means of transportation.

Sep
20
2016

Singapore: A Good Travel Destination

There are so many reasons why we need to travel, it can be for business or it can be for leisure. But mainly we want to travel for leisure because of a tiring work that you need to have a break. One of the best options to visit is the country of Singapore.

Here are the reasons why Singapore is a good travel destination.

  • Singapore made so many of their green spaces easy to get to by doing a network of above ground walkways that can take you above high to the trees and birds. It is a crossing between Henderson waves footbridge to the cable car station of Mount Faber.
  • Everything is accessible in Singapore. Maps are easy to understand and follow. Then a taxi ride is not a challenge and your travel might take longer than 15 minutes in the few rides.
  • Best airport in the world. The sunflower garden is one of the interesting views in the airport. There is a movie theater, swimming pool, reflexology centers and children play areas, massage chairs and sleeping areas all around the place.
  • There is the best crustacean dish that you will love which is the Chili Crab. This becomes unofficial national dish in Singapore. You might want to try this when you get there.
  • There are Supertrees that you will love in this country. The country has 18 trees which are all man-made and with intricate gardens in vertical. Surely this is an amazing garden you will love.
  • If you need to go around the country, you can easily get a ride because of the thirty thousand taxis that is of service. Surprisingly taxi fares are cheap which can be $20 and below on a not so far away destinations.
  • There are celebrations that you can be excited about in the country. The Chinese New Year which is celebrated nationwide. They also celebrate Vesak Day to mark Buddha’s birthday. Deepvali is celebrated in October or month of November with colorful displays with bazaars in Little India. And many other celebrations like Christian days with feasts.
  • You will be also interested about street foods in the place. But then you can be sure that their street foods are safe because stalls are rated for hygiene to make sure travelers will not worry about their stomach. East Coast is being recognized to have the best foods.
  • You might be also interested to watch at the Gemini cinema where there are seats good for couple because of the 2 by 2 seats. The arm rests are movable which can be comfortable for and pleasant space for a couple.

Those were only few of reasons why Singapore is a good travel destination. But you can find out more if you will be traveling to the place. Just make sure to be ready with your camera and capture the moments when you travel. Don’t forget to eat the best food in the country which can be so unforgettable and take souvenirs with you too.

Sep
19
2016

Top 10 Places to Visit in South Korea

South Korea is one of the countries in Asia that is most visited and also a country that is offering many jobs to all other nations. People are hospitable and friendly so it is great to travel in the country to visit and enjoy the places there. There are places that you can visit in the country which some Koreans may have not discovered yet.

Here are the top 10 places you can visit in South Korea:

  • Uleung Island Seaside Road

This is nicknamed as Mysterious Island because of the beauty that it has while you are exploring the island. Plenty of waterfalls, shore cliffs and rock formations are several views that you should be curious about. Anyone who is planning to take a walk should have enough time because of the stunning view of the island that will make you stop every now and then.

  • Seopjikoji, Jeju Island

This scenery has been captured for Korean dramas and films. Anyone who will visit the island should plan their travel because Jeju has so many in surprises for you. This island is great for a couple who want a more romantic place to share with.

  • Boseong Green Tea Field

Forty percent of the produced Korea’s tea is here in the fields of the Boseong Green Tea. The green tea pork belly and ice tea are made by this Korea’s tea in the Boseong. It is also the magnificent view of the tea field is the reason why tourists are stopping by the field.

  • Donglim Reservoir, Gochang

This is where more than two hundred thousand of spectacled teals that are flying about year. And take note that they fly in orderly manner. This was built in the year 1935 which is also famous and known as fishing hole.

  • Nami Island

In this island is where the Winter Sonata drama has been filmed. This was an interesting island though the name was after the minister of war, Minister Nami. The Nami Island became an island in 1940 when the dam Cheongpyeong was built.

  • Daedun Mountain Suspension Bridge

This famous bridge connects the Imgeum Rock to the Ipseokdae that makes the mountain climbing easy. This is also famous because of its bright autumn colors with its height of 81 meters.

  • Young-san River

This river is one of the many beautiful rivers in Korea. There is 132 km-long cycle path that is great for cyclist. This is running from Damyang to Mokpo.

  • Hyeopjae Beach, Jeju Island

The sandy white beach in Jeju Island is perfect for those families who would like camping near the forest that surrounds the beach. Seafoods are served fresh in the restaurants in the beach.

  • Naganeupseong Folk Village, Suncheon

This village has guest houses, straw-roofed houses, and government offices with a castle are perfectly preserved as historical site.

  • Juknokwon, Damyang

This bamboo plants has the green tea which is also called the Jukro tea. This is situated in Damyang which is welcome to all who want to take a break from city life.
Hope these places can be added to your itinerary because these are the best places in South Korea. Good luck on your way!

Sep
18
2016

Tips Before You Travel the World

We travel because we want to take a break from our work or from school. Traveling can refresh our mind when we need to get back to work. But then before deciding to travel especially outside the country you need to make sure that you know what you need to bring with you and what you should remember.

Here are some tips that you should remember before you travel the world:

  • For your security and to avoid any issues before you go don’t forget to settle your passport. Make sure that you have it securely and do damage at all.
  • It is great to confirm about the conversion of currency before you go. You should be aware about how much is the rates of the money in the other country so you have idea before you get there.
  • If you have credit card or ATM card, be sure that they are going to work in the other country you are visiting. And be sure to bring with you local cash so there will no problem on other places that are not accepting credit cards.
  • You need to inform your credit card company about your travel so they would be aware that there is no fraud happening when you used your card.
  • It is good to make a research about the country you are visiting. You can at least research the translation of the word or words hello or how are you if it is not an English speaking country. You can easily get help if you can say hello on their language.
  • Check your gadget if they can work in the other country and be sure that you bring with you its charger.
  • Pack only necessary things you need when you travel. It is important to bring your personal hygiene, important and comfortable clothes, undergarments, and your camera for capturing every moment in your travel. It is comfortable to carry light bags for a comfortable travel.
  • Remember the places you visit and it is good to take note of it so on your next visit you have ideas where to go.
  • Eat and experience the food in the country you are visiting. One of the most important reasons of traveling is to taste the food in the other country. So take advantage of it while you are there.
  • You can also bring a map that can help you get to the place quickly. A device that has GPS can also be helpful.
  • Enjoy and capture every moments of your visit in the country. Take photos as many as you can so when you look back you have memories that you can cherish.

Those are just some tips that you can follow before you travel but of course you can still add some important things that you need. It is better to research on the place where you are going so somehow you will not be lost and you can easily communicate with the people living there. Traveling is exciting so make it a worthwhile.

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