The best 6 apps every traveler need

Posted on 28 December 2017 (0)

Technology has been growing fast lately and its purpose is to make daily things easier than they were long ago. Smartphones are of the best gifts technology has given to us since we can be organized thanks to a lot of apps that let us manage our financial movements, learning or even our task planning. Traveling is an activity that can be simplified when you count with a smartphone with the right apps installed, so take a look at the following apps that are a must have in every traveler’s phone:

Citymapper

Despite being available for a few cities only, it includes the most frequented ones. This app allows you to immerse totally in your destination’s transit system. It counts with Uber integration and departures in real-time, so you can compare between bunches of routes and different means of transport and choose the one that suits you the most. It can even calculate the time it would take to reach your destination in jetpack, a little silly but playful feature.

Tripit

This is the best app to organize your trip with only having access to your email account. As it gets the information of your flights, hotel and other events bookings via confirmation messages it builds a great itinerary that can be shared with your travel partners. It’s like having a traveling agent in your pocket for free.

Google Translate

Yes, Google has a lot of apps useful in a lot of ways. Translate will help you when you’re visiting a foreign country with a different language. Among its newer features, it allows you to translate signs, ads and others instantly by just using your phone camera and augmented reality. It also allows you to write a text down and translate it to any language of the 103 that are available.

Luckytrip

This one is perfect when you don’t know where to go, but want to get lost for a while. It will only ask you for a budget, the rest is up to it. The app will pick among more than 300 cities around the world and suggest you where to stay and what to do. It’s flawless for the most adventurous travelers or even the lazy ones and it’s only available for iOS.

Time Out

This app is interesting in a lot of ways. Works like Tinder but its goal is not showing you new people to meet, it shows you the nearest attractions, bars and restaurants. It counts with an impressive feature called the event finder that tells you of the shows that are going to happen in the city you’re visiting. Also, you can purchase the tickets through the app and lets you build a guide that’ll help you with your planning.

App in the Air

It’s one of the best apps that let you manage and track flights. You can combine its usage with Tripit so you can import all information concerning your flights from there. It also will keep you informed of the status of your flight even if you don’t have access to internet.

This is why a smartphone is one of the handiest tools that you can carry with you. There are hundreds of apps available for Android and iOS that will serve as tools to make your planning process easier and your vacation funnier. So start downloading them, take advantage from all their features and enjoy the best trip you could ever have.

Why is traveling an enriching experience?

Posted on 22 December 2017 (0)

There are many people around the whole world that goes on traveling just for the sake of taking amazing photos to feed their social network profiles, escaping from an exhausting and repetitive routine or disconnecting from their daily environment; but just a few travelers tend to see the bigger picture and know how enriching traveling is. Don’t worry, as you read these lines, you will get to know some of the many ways that traveling can enrich your life.

Traveling is not about material things

Traveling gets you to know a lot of cultures around the world or even in your own country, and the first contact with that new culture makes your respect and understanding grow as you get exposed to some of their traditions and mores. You will be facing a lot of different ways to do the daily things as well, so your trip will probably become an opportunity to learn something new and increase your capability to adapt.

When you travel, you might think of that fridge magnet with the name of the city you’ve been to that you took home, but the main goal of that souvenir is to evocate the memories you’ve collected as you explored, and how enriching is it to value an experience more than any other kind of possession. The moments you pass by the side of your most beloved ones or by yourself are way more important than any other material possession you have, and traveling makes you realize that.

Have you ever experienced true freedom? Picture this: you get to an unknown land; you don’t know how to get to your next location, where you can exchange some cash and maybe you hesitate a little because you don’t know too much of the language spoken there. Overwhelming, right? But you never thought of the issues you left at home, you only had a brainstorm on how to overcome those “obstacles” that traveling put in your way. That’s what freedom is all about: leaving your past problems in the past and embracing new situations that make you live the moment to its fullest.

For someone that’s been shy for a long time, taking a trip to a foreign country might be the cure. Even when there’s nothing wrong with being shy, the traveling experience is far more enjoyable when you interact with the locals that surround you. Traveling makes meeting new people a lot easier than at home, since you are in a place where no one but your travel partner knows you, so there’s nothing to be afraid of… you are going to feel comfortable, you can act as yourself with no fears. There are a lot of people in an adventure same as you and you will meet them only if you decide to depart.

You probably have watched the Travel Channel once or twice and there you saw a bunch of people having the time of their lives, enjoying the greatest of meals and gazing the most beautiful landscapes, but traveling is much more than the images of someone else’s experiences getting to you through a TV streaming. These experiences are yours to be lived, to be created and remembered. A trip can change the way you have always looked at the things surrounding you, can put marvelous people in your path and will make you learn about how big is the world and how small we are as a part of it.

Keep moving and exploring, the world has a lot of places that will make you see how wonderful and enriching traveling is.

The best hotel room for you

Posted on 20 December 2017 (0)

Sometimes, when you are new to traveling, you may think that getting the best hotel room in the world is what you need. The best shower, the best landscape, and the best pool. But, are those things really necessary? Will you stay the whole time inside of your hotel room? Then, what should you look for in a hotel room?

Looking for lodging on google is harder than looking for a common object, you cannot just type “the best hotel for me in Mount Dora” as you type “RO system Mount Dora”. That’s why you need to use apps like Airbnb or Booking.com, these apps will give you a list of places available for you to rent. But things don’t end there, it would be too easy just to grab the first room you find, but you need to think further. You need to know exactly what is that you will be doing on your vacation trip, and then match your needs to the commodities offered on the place you are about to get.

If you don’t need it, don’t take it

A nice summer vacation near a pool with your kids, a great landscape to admire every time you wake up in your room, it sounds nice, doesn’t it? But, what is exactly what you will be doing on your summer trip? Think about the views you can gaze, about the people you can meet, the things you can learn and the memories you can bring back to your ordinary life once the trip is over.

Many of those memories will be created outside of your hotel room and, depending on your plans, you will be spending a lot of time walking, hiking, biking or doing other outdoor activities.

So, what’s the best hotel room for you? You need to look for location, and you need to get only the commodities that you will be using. A bed and a bathroom are essential, you will use those no matter what, but things like a pool, a jacuzzi, wifi, or a TV, are things that you need to think about.

If you follow this simple rule, you will save some money and you will have a great time on your next trip! Remember, if you don’t need it, don’t take it.

Why to plan a trip to Latin America?

Posted on 17 December 2017 (0)

There is not a unique way to plan a trip. Nevertheless, no matter how you deal with the middle steps, the first thing you need to do to start planning your trip, will always be to know where you’re going.

        If you’re reading this article, Latin America has your attention. It’s easy to get excited just by thinking about the many places, cultures, landscapes and unforgettable experiences that you will find in the second largest continent of the world. But, where should you begin? Which places are the best to visit? What should you know?  Don’t worry, all of those questions and others are about to be answered.

         First of all, you’ve got to think about the kind of trip you want. Latin America gathers an incredible amount of places and routes for each sort of trip. From adventure, eco-tourism, cultural tourism, to places where you can just take a break from work.

 


Relax in the Caribbean

If you want to have a good time in some of the Latin-American beaches, the best idea is to start by heading to Rio. Feel the glee that Brazilian carnivals and their people have to offer!

If you don’t like noisy areas and lots of people around you, in Venezuela you can gaze the Caribbean Sea in the Morrocoy National Park.

Your trip can now continue to the most beautiful beaches of Colombia, these can be found in Barranquilla and Cartagena. As you dive into Central America, you will find the natural wonders of the San Blas Islands in Panama and the Manuel Antonio National Park in Costa Rica.

The best place to end a journey like this would be in Cancun, one of the most iconic tourism centers in Mexico and the entire world.


Seek for Adventure and Nature

There’s an incredible volume of natural landmarks that can be found in Latin America. As a first example, Torres del Paine in Patagonia, you will love the adventure and the views, and of course, your hiking will get to a whole new level. Also, we have the Huascaran National Park in Peru, where you can gaze the landscapes of the Andean mountains. We have Bolivia, a place to be amazed by the lakes and the world famous Uyuní Salt Flat. Then it comes Ecuador which has the Galápagos Islands. The Semuc Champey in Guatemala and the Santa Ana Volcano in El Salvador.

Amazing natural monuments that you will find only in this beautiful and rich continent.

 

Enlight yourself with the culture
Latin America is the synonym for cultural richness. A great place to start this trip would be Cusco, Peru, where you can learn about Incan Empire and the Spanish Conquest. Later on, you can visit the ruins of the Mayan civilization that once stood in the Yucatan peninsula and finish in Mexico DF to learn about the great Aztec Empire and its fall.


There are some things you’ve got to keep in mind when visiting Latin-America:

  • Get au fait with the most common Spanish phrases to get you through the day.
  • Don’t look for luxurious lodging in large cities. The best of Latin America can be found in the remotest of villages and their posadas.
  • Get advised with your travel agency to ease the tickets acquirement and transport.

You already know where to go, now let the Latin-American prodigies amaze you.

 

Tips for traveling with small children to Taiwan

Posted on 05 December 2017 (0)

Taking family trips to Taiwan might be something that you are considering. However, we all know how hard it can be to make sure that you are keeping the small children happy and satisfied on a long flight. Especially, if you are living far from Taiwan. However, if you are traveling with small children to Taiwan, there are a couple of things that you should consider. With this information you will be able to travel to Taiwan and in Taiwan with small children and still have as much fun as possible:

Taking enough drinks with you

Depending on the age of your children, you need to make sure that you are taking enough drinks with you. If you are going to use an airline that is providing free drinks, you should only need to think about milk, if you have a toddler that is still drinking milk instead of cooldrink.

Water is also something that is allowed on airplanes, so this is something that you can also take with you. Snacks can also make sure that the child doesn’t get uncomfortable and crying all the time. It can be hard for a young child to sit still for such a long period.

Talk to the airline beforehand to hear what you might need for your children

If this is the first time that you are traveling internationally with young children, you can always talk to your airline and hear what you might need to take with you on the plane. It is also a good idea to talk to them about their favorite toy and if this is going to be allowed on the plane.

Some airlines have really strict rules and regulations, and you don’t want to have trouble with a toy that isn’t allowed on the plane and should be left there. There are a couple of things that you can take with you for making the flight more comfortable for your child.

The time of year that you are going to Taiwan

When you are traveling in Taiwan with small children, you need to make sure that you know what time of year it is going to be. During the summer time, it can become really hot there, and it can be uncomfortable for children. It is also the time where children are struggling with heat exhaustion and heat stroke, so parents should be really careful for this.

Traveling to Taiwan with your family on holiday, can be lots of fun. However, if you don’t know what to do with small children on a plain, then you might encounter some problems. You should make sure that you are going to get as much information about how you can travel to Taiwan on holiday with small children and still have the time of your life. This is just to make it easier for you and the child.