Author: Jelena

The Big Apple Offers Up The Perfect Romantic Getaway

People tend to roll their eyes when it comes to cliches, but not us. We see cliches as nothing but truisms and who doesn’t need to hear a truism once in awhile. This is especially when it comes to running away on a romantic city break. But forget Paris and Venice because the best of all the romantic cliches is New York City. Now you may be thinking that two people in love can make almost anything lovey-dovey, and you’d be right, but sometimes a big backdrop and a little scenery can take it to another level. Think you’re in love now, wait until you’ve stepped off one of the cheap flights to New York and experienced falling head over heels for each other in the Big Apple. So, without further ado, here is a list of the most romantic things you need to do on your escape together. Picnic Under Brooklyn Bridge Experiencing a view of Manhattan’s infamous skyline as evening falls is one of the most incredible things you will ever experience. This …

Places You Need To Visit When Planning A Texas Vacation

Texas is the second largest state in the US, with a huge geographical landscape just waiting to be explored. From mountains and canyons to huge cities packed with tourist attractions, Texas has much to offer any holiday maker. There is a lot to discover, and a short stay in Texas is not going to cover everything. However, we have listed a number of places in this guide which should help you when planning your next vacation. For adventure seekers, to those with an interest in Texan history, there should be something on this list for most tastes. So, whether you stay in a luxury hotel, such as Best Western Premier Energy Corridor or something more rustic, such as a cabin or a guest ranch, find accommodation closest to the attractions you want to visit. The Alamo You may have seen the film, but to gain a real understanding of the historical significance of the famous Texan War of Independence, you should visit this landmark at the heart of San Antonio. 187 soldiers died at the …

You Don’t Need To Settle For a Life Without Sun

Now, it’ll come as no surprise that this blog is a pretty strong advocate on the life-affirming qualities of the sun. It’s warming, it gives us energy, allows us to explore long in the day, and that’s before we even mention the simple pleasures of sitting outside with a cold drink on a warm summer’s evening. Yes, all in all, the sun is pretty perfect. But only when you’re in it: when it’s far away, it’s like being on the outside of a party. If you think you could do with a greater dose of sunlight in your life, take our steps below and get back to being happy. Time Your Travel Well If you live in northern Europe, then your winters will be characterized by long, dark nights. It can feel like we go forever without the sun! In the summer, the sun does come, but oddly enough this is when most people decide to travel to somewhere with warmer climates. If you don’t have children – and thus don’t need to worry about …

Ensure You Have An Adventure Of A Lifetime

It’s easy to fall into the tourist trap when you head on holiday. After all, you can go to an area which is well known as a popular travel destination, and then you can stick around the resort if it’s an all-inclusive holiday resort. But while you might have a good holiday, it’s unlikely to be very memorable. In fact, you might struggle to remember it in years to come. Therefore, here are some ways you can ensure you have an adventure of a lifetime when you next travel. Don’t book anything before you go A lot of travelers sort out their holiday itinerary before they even get on the plane. In fact, they know exactly what they plan to do every day, and where they are going to stay for the duration of the trip. They might even have booked a load of activities to keep them busy. But while there is nothing wrong with being organized, you are bound to have an exciting holiday if you are a bit more spontaneous. After all, …

3 Essential Tips For Your First Hiking Trip

If you’re feeling stressed out and suffocated by the rush and crush of city life, then you may want to spend the majority of your next trip in the great outdoors. What better way to do this than with a big hiking trip? Hiking can be just what the doctor ordered for a lot of avid travelers, but like any trip, it’s essential to do some preparation in advance. Here are a few essential tips for preparing for your first hiking trip… How’s the Weather? Seen as you’re going to spend a lot of this trip without dependable shelter, it’s important to know about the kind of weather you can expect while you’re out there, and how you can adjust your plans accordingly. Before you grab your things at basecamp and head out on a hike, be sure to check the internet, or consult a park ranger to find out what kind of weather you can expect. With a decent pair of boots and some waterproofs, you can still have a great time in a …

3 Reasons Why Australia Will Steal Your Heart

Australia is definitely one country which ticks all the boxes when it comes to travel. After all, it has fabulous cities like Sydney and Melbourne which have a ton of attractions, restaurants, and bars to seek your teeth into. And the countryside is amazing with people flocking to the country for a spot of hiking or trekking. The beaches are also top notch with plenty of opportunities to sunbathe and surf. However, there are some other less obvious reasons why Aussie is a fabulous place for your holiday. In fact, here are three reasons why Australia will steal your heart. The amazing people You might have heard that Australia has some of the friendliest people in the world. And if you do make a trip to the beautiful country, you are bound to find out it’s true. After all, they are very welcoming to tourists and make you feel at home. In fact, you are bound to strike up a conversation with the locals while you are in the country. And then you are likely …

So, You Want To Go Long Haul?

There are so many types of holidays on the market and trying to decide what sort of holiday you should take is so overwhelming! You can truly feel spoilt for choice when you pick your yearly holiday. If you want a true experience of another culture, in another country and on the other side of the world, a long-haul holiday is going to be your best option. Long-haul destinations used to be the stuff of holiday dreams, with far-flung lands and adventures only a dream of the wealthy among us. Now? Now you can find long-haul holiday bargains which can sometimes be cheaper than a short flight to the country next door. Long-haul holidays are often a better option for your break, and we’ve compiled a list of reasons why you should look into long-haul instead of a short break: Luxury Any website you holiday search on will show you long-haul holidays that are full of spun sugar beaches, crystal clear waters and palm trees lining the beach. That isn’t to say you won’t get …

Planning An Aussie Adventure

Australia remains a top holiday destination for its iconic culture, unique nature and celebrated city sights. If you’ve been thinking of journeying down under, here are some of the key facts you need to know before jetting off. When to go? The most popular times to go to Australia are summer and winter, but these are also the most expensive times and the busiest. To avoid the crowds and save money on flights and accommodation, you’re best off visiting out of season either between September and November or between March and May. The climate during these periods is also more manageable – visiting in summer (our winter) can be fairly hostile if you’re not used to hot temperatures. What to see? There are countless things to see in Australia from Uluru to the Sydney Opera House to The Great Barrier Reef. Because these sights are so spread out, it can be difficult seeing everything in one trip unless you book accommodation in different places across the country. Many people will stay a week in either …

Australia Through The Senses

The majority of us who travel are extremely sensual people. We fall in love with a country if it ignites our senses. Let’s be honest; a sensual journey isn’t one you’re going to forget in a hurry. We are forever underestimating how important touch, sight,  and taste are to our experiences. But, giving thought to how your senses experience your next holiday will make a huge difference. One destination that’s sure to go down well on every front is Australia. If you’re not convinced, we’re going to take a sensual journey through the country down under. TO SEE Let’s start with sight. In many ways, this is the sense that’s most essential to any trip. It’s certainly the one we’ll remember for the longest time. The good news is, there’s plenty of memorable things to see during your Aussie trip. We had to start this list with The Great Barrier Reef. This Reef is the largest living organism on earth, and can even be seen from space. So, no Australian trip would be complete without …

4 Good Reasons to Fall in Love With Thailand

Thailand is one of those Asian holiday destinations that has to be seen to be believed. It’s a place that receives a lot of tourism, but it’s usually from repeat visitors who can’t get enough of this magical and unique location. It’s a place that scares many people due to the different culture and potential language barrier, but it’s a country steeped in culture and history that you definitely can’t miss. To help convince you, here are four good reasons why you’ll fall in love with Thailand. The cost Thailand is a budget holiday destination where you can stretch your pennies. Travelling to Thailand is moderately priced, the food is very cheap and delicious, and there are plenty of unique places to stay and find entertainment. As long as you stay away from the obvious tourist traps such as the luxury resorts and shy away from the crowds, you’ll find fantastic traditional food in the back alley food stalls and welcoming hostels to sleep in. This makes Thailand a fantastic location for a backpacking or …