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Best Travel Tips That You Can Get

Travel is an experience that should be cherished for the entire life. You may get to experience various things in many of your travels. To make your future travels more and more enjoying, here are a few tips from us that you can consider

• Patience is needed very much in travel. Plan everything well in advance and even if your plans are disturbed, try to make instant plans and try to work them out, but never ruin your trip by losing your patience.

• Wake up early while you are on your travel. Early rising helps you in exploring the local attractions all by yourself as crowds will be less during the early hours. So, get rid of your laziness at least while you travel.

• Always have some cash while travelling, Keep amounts of cash in different places which will come to your rescue if your card doesn’t work. Store cash in safe places and away from being theft.

• Interact with the local people with whom you can get a lot of information from and know about their culture as well. As English is the international language and spoken all over the world, it is not a problem to communicate. And gestures, signs and other body language also help in communicating.

• Observe the daily life wherever you go. Stop thinking and start enjoying your surroundings. Just sit somewhere in a busy street and observe the day to day life and people.

• The photos are going to be your memories in the future. So take as many photos as you can. This is a great way to remember the places you visit and the people you meet.

• Make a budget before you start travelling. Budget travel can help you travel more plans and will make you continue your travelling for a longer time. Do whatever things you can within your budget.

• Try using websites like couchsurfing.org and airbnb.com which will help you in getting accommodations at reasonable prices and also give you an opportunity to catch up with the local people.

• Go on a walk without a destination as this can be the best way to explore the local people and their culture. Just remember the place and the area where you are residing.

• Taste the local foods wherever you visit. Try out the street foods.

• Make use of the internet while you plan your travel. There are a lot of websites these days to help you plan your travel. Make use of them and make your trip memorable, enjoyable.


10 Adventure Activities Travel Tips

When it comes to adventure travel the destination should be as adventurous as the activities planned. After all most of us can sky dive, scuba dive or bungee jump at locations either local to us or relatively close by. So when you add adventurous destinations to your adventure activities you have created the ultimate adventure experience. Just remember that many of these activities are excluded from your standard travel insurance so a special adventure activities travel insurance policy may be needed to provide for necessary protections.

Here are my recommendations for some of the top adventure destinations that include adventure activities.

Scuba Diving in Myanmar

For the last half century this southeast Asian nation has been closed to outsiders. Now as it begins to open up you still have an opportunity to visit this land with its diverse cultures before the McDonalds, shopping malls and traffic choked highways arrive. The Mergui Archipelago remains relatively untouched by modern society and scuba diving here will allow you to observe pristine coral reefs and magnificent sea life in addition to the cultural wonders of Myanmar before the modern world arrives in full force.

Bungee Jumping off Victoria Falls Bridge, Zambia

At 111 metres above the Zambezi River the Victoria Falls Bridge is considered one of the best bungee jumping platforms in the world. When your heart settles back into your chest, try a walking safari or jet boat up to the base of the fabulous Victoria Falls. Don’t forget to speak to your travel insurance company about the adventure activities you plan on doing while in Zambia to make sure that your adventure activities travel insurance covers you sufficiently.

Go Kite boarding in Fujian, China

While relatively new to China, the sport of Kite Boarding has been adopted by the people of Fujian in a big way. If you’re new to the sport instruction is available. Other great adventures in China include mountain trekking in Tibet’s autonomous region, although proponents of ethical tourism may wish to consider where they stand on this point.

Hot Air Ballooning in Kenya

OK so Kenya isn’t the great adventure it once was; it’s still pretty adventurous. The adrenaline levels for this trip can be bumped up a notch through a hot air balloon ride. Bump up the adrenaline even more and plan to go during the great migration in the dry season where millions of African migratory animals begin the move towards water. Check with a destination specialist to arrange for this experience. Want more adventure? Try a guided camping safari in the bush.

Surf Oahu’s North Shore, Hawaii

Granted, Hawaii isn’t that adventurous but if you’re a surfer; the north shore of Oahu is all the adventure you need.

Climb Mount Everest in Nepal

Ever since it was first conquered by Sir Edmund Hillary, Mount Everest has been attracting adventure seekers to challenge its slopes. I shudder to think what a decent adventure activities insurance policy would cost for this trip.

Swim with Sharks in South Africa

While not that exotic a trip, your first face to face meeting with a 7 metre great white shark is bound to get your adrenaline going.

Zip line in Cebu City, Philippines

Not adventurous you say? This zip line launches from 473 feet atop the Crown Regency Hotel crossing over to an adjacent skyscraper.

Rock Climbing in Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado

From the novice to the advanced rock climber, Garden of the Gods in Albuquerque offers a suitable challenge for every level. Need more adventure? Colorado offers some of the finest skiing in the United States.

Sky Dive in Guam

Jump from a light plane high above the Micronesian Island of Guam.


Airport Travel Tips: Reducing Waiting Times

Key Travel Tips

Following these tips will help you reduce your wait time at the security checkpoint.

Before you go to the Airport

o Do not pack or bring Prohibited Items to the airport.

o Place valuables such as jewelry, cash and laptop computers in carry-on baggage only.

o Tape your business card to the bottom of your laptop.

o Avoid wearing clothing, jewelry and accessories that contain metal. Metal items may set off the alarm on the metal detector.

o Avoid wearing shoes that contain metal or have thick soles or heels. Many types of footwear will require additional screening even if the metal detector does not alarm.

o Put all undeveloped film and cameras with film in your carry-on baggage. Checked baggage screening equipment will damage undeveloped film.

o Declare firearms & ammunition to your airline and place them in your checked baggage.

o If you wish to lock your baggage, use a TSA-recognized lock.

o Do not bring lighters or prohibited matches to the airport.

o Do not pack wrapped gifts and do not bring wrapped gifts to the checkpoint. Wrap on arrival or ship your gifts prior to your departure. TSA may have to unwrap packages for security reasons.

While at the Airport

Each adult traveler needs to keep available his/her airline boarding pass and government-issued photo ID until exiting the security checkpoint. Due to different airport configurations, at many airports you will be required to display these documents more than once.

o Place the following items IN your carry-on baggage or in a plastic bag prior to entering the screening checkpoint:

o Mobile phones

o Keys

o Loose change

o Money clips

o PDA’s (personal data assistants)

o Large amounts of jewelry

o Metal hair decorations

o Large belt buckles

o Take your laptop and video cameras with cassettes OUT of their cases and place them in a bin provided at the checkpoint.

o Take OFF all outer coats, suit coats, jackets and blazers.

Marisol Boatwright is an Independent Travel Agent with Global Travel International. She has years of experience in the travel agency business and wants to help people with their travel needs. Whether it be for hotel or air reservations, auto rentals, cruises, or vacation packages, Marisol will be able to help.