Overpacking is a common nuisance most travelers choose to face while traveling abroad. We usually cogitate the worst case scenario as an excuse to stuff most of our wardrobe into our suitcases. Usually, this mistake is made by late packers, people that usually wait until the last minute to pack for short-term or long-term getaways.
When we pack last minute, many problems may occur in between our house door and the hotel door. Overweight charges during check-in, no space for souvenirs and gifts, getting most of the clothes dirty due to the lack of space, to name a few.
We have learned a few tricks in order to pack more efficiently and we read more
Nature is an always evolving masterpiece which never cease to surprise us, from breathtaking landscapes to horrific natural disasters, it seems like the world we live in tries to talk to us constantly, in cryptic yet obvious ways.
And if you are anything like us, you will enjoy this post which is not for the faint of heart, a list of the most spine-chilling natural locations in the world. They are beautiful natural wonders that need to be visited with extreme caution or not be visited at all.
But for the sake of curiosity, we have selected some of the world’s most beautiful read more
Istanbul is a great destination for those looking for a unique cultural experience. As the country resides in the meeting of two continents (Europe and Asia), and has the biggest population in Europe, you can already predict the contrasts and rich history of this traditional yet cosmopolitan city.
Cross the Bosphorus back and forth and visit some of the city’s best selections of beautiful landmarks, exquisite markets, trendy or cozy nightclubs and a cuisine which will certainly not disappoint.
We have selected some of our favorite spots in the city, to guide you in the quest of worthwhile attractions, breathtaking landmarks and some very authentic venues, and of course read more
Traveling is a very rewarding experience, from sightseeing to enjoying different cuisines, a culture can be easily sensed whenever one travels abroad. And although the biggest tourist hubs cater to milking traditions in order to make some cold cash, the best way of experiencing the local lifestyle is by interacting with locals. And what better way than bonding by an amazing festival?
We have made a calendar so you don’t miss out on some of our favorite festivals worldwide. These will never leave your memory and definitely cause a repeated visit.
January: Carnival of Venice
As a revival of it’s read more
Traveling is a great part of our lives in this modern world. We travel for work, leisure, to visit distant relatives and what not. It is something that has become increasingly accessible with the passing of time, allowing you to cross oceans and countries in a matter of hours and even minutes sometimes.
Although most of us enjoy our occasional traveling to unwind from our daily lives, some brave men and women have given up their 9-5 jobs and social circles to embark on a nonstop adventure around the world. Making travel read more
If you have made an international trip thus far, you know you are constantly at the mercy of travel scams. Scammers change their antics from time to time, and although it seems like you have seen and heard it all, sometimes you can only learn once you’ve become a victim.
The most important aspect of these scams is that they are widely known by the local authorities, and as soon as you realize you’ve been scammed, do not hesitate in contacting the local police for help. These scams are different in every country and they might even be read more
Fellow football lovers, if you live under a rock and you are not aware, the next world cup will be held in the cultural melting pot that is Brazil. And if you are planning on watching the matches in person, this is probably the best time to book your tickets and hotels.
As a Brazilian, I award myself the credibility to write this piece on how to get around the country, as well as trying to cope with the skyrocketing prices. these are increasing not only due to the fast-developing economy but also with the hosting of the two biggest sports events in the world, 2014 FIFA read more
And that jolly time of the year has arrived once again! When lights and pine trees emerge from their hiding places, shops dust off their best Christmas tunes, and festive sweaters shamelessly parade throughout town.
Christmas is just around the corner, and with each year it starts a little earlier, as people don’t seem to get enough of it. If your traditional holiday cheer is less than merry and you would rather skip your local festivities, we are here for you!
We have selected some of the world’s best Christmas destinations, so you can get your Grinch on, but still secretly sip on some mulled wine and roast nuts elsewhere.All of these destinations will read more
When traveling, we usually long to avoid any of the always changing tourist traps. We usually go online, check our Lonely Planet and converse with friends that have gone the same route. Deep inside, we want to be acknowledged as savvy travelers and therefore awarded the authority to call out every rip-off situation that crosses our paths.
As much as we try, this market is run by ninjas, and although we are careful, they always seem to get their way into our wallets. Therefore, we would like to show you some of the things that have been punching holes in read more
When one thinks of Dubai, they are often struck by images of ridiculously expensive hotels, luxurious skyscrapers and lavishing shopping centers. Although the city does live up to its reputation of catering for the rich and famous, it certainly does not mean it cannot be visited by most of us mortals.
One thing is certain; you must do your homework before embarking on your trip. It is not a far-fetched possibility to get stranded in a luxurious area, and being forced to purchase a 25 AED bottle of water. Also running out of money mid-trip could easily happen, due to poor budget judgement in the homeland for the read more