‘Regret’ is not usually a word I would place alongside ‘travel’. In my deep personal thoughts, however, I’ve come to believe that the more I see of the world, the more I seem to miss.
Guest contributor and world traveler Jess Signet writes about travel scams that are easy to come by and easy to fall for. Here’s some helpful tips on how to avoid them and what to look out for.
Struggling to decide where to go next or where to pop on your never ending bucket list? Then here are some places that deserve some attention this year. 2016 is set to be a big year for many countries across the globe with world events such as the Olympic Games, new and exciting infrastructure being built and special anniversaries to be celebrated. Here, I’ve listed the ‘go-to’ places for the coming year and why this year will be a special time to visit them.
Happy New Year! It’s officially 2016. Didn’t that come around quickly? New Years Eve is a special occasion for people all around the world as it means the start of a new chapter for many people with new goals set, milestones to look forward to and resolutions no one will keep after January 6th. It also means saying ‘adios’ to the good and the bad of the year that’s passed with a bang. A bang of fireworks usually, and maybe some alcohol on the side.
There is a world of difference between the two groups of holiday makers. Essentially, travelers immerse themselves in the culture of a place. They learn the history, grow from experience and appreciate religions. Tourists stay in luxury, spend a majority of their time on tour buses, take photos of the pretty monuments, buy tacky souvenirs then fly home with nothing new learned except for how to take a good photo. Whilst there is no problem with being a tourist, if the traveler experience is what you want to get out of an overseas vacation, then follow these tips. You will never be called a tourist again!
Taking the leap of faith to start traveling on your own can be quite daunting, especially when heading to a foreign country for the first time. I can say from experience that the environment you surround yourself in can make or break a trip, especially when you don’t have someone to fall back on during a tough time. So to help you decide where to go on your first solo ‘vacay’, here’s a list of some of the friendliest countries in the world to make sure it’s a good one!
Being the last remaining ancient wonders of the world, the Pyramids and Sphinx of Giza have long been on my bucket list. I was very excited to arrive into Cairo, but sadly I was very let down. A combination of things, such as time, poor organizing and the poor care taking of the site made it a disappointing experience.
I had never been to Perth before this week. The only major city sitting on the Western coast of Australia and the capital of the state of Western Australia. I was eager to check out Perth before we embarked on our MSC Orchestra cruise, but with my family not being able to get any more time of work, we landed in Perth on the day of departure with no time to explore. We did, however, have a bit of time to check out Fremantle and it was an absolute delight.
We may both speak English, but sometimes they seem worlds apart. Are you an Aussie heading to the US, or an American wanting to head down under? Well here’s some slang you might want to remember.
I can’t be the only person to have this on my bucket list. I finally got to live one of my ultimate dreams, to see the Grand Canyon via helicopter. It was the best 21st present from my dad. My family came to the states to see me for my birthday and this was definitely a highlight. Watch my video on it…