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Haven’t Yet Been to Russia? You’ve Been Missing Out

Russia is the largest country in the world, and home to over a seventh of the entire landmass on earth. It’s therefore hardly surprising that this country is so visually, historically, and culturally diverse. It’s precisely this element of the unexpected that often appeals to the most intrepid travellers. With eight time zones, and a climate that spans from Siberia’s freezing Arctic terrain Sochi’s subtropical heat, you’re guaranteed to be intrigued and amazed by this incredible country. If you’re planning to visit, you may want to consider checking out small group tours to Russia. This will give you a chance to see a wide variety of sights, without getting lost amongst a massive tour group. Here are just a few reasons why you should head to Russia: Europe’s Largest City Whether you consider taking Russia tours, Russian Capitals Tours, or a different tour entirely, you’ll want to make sure you…

Why I’m taking a cruise this year

Typically, I’ve been a hostel and bus or train kind of girl. I take the budget airlines, I stay in the cheap motels, and I look for ways to save money whenever I can. But lately, I’ve found that I no longer want to make life more difficult for myself when I travel. I would actually rather take a shorter trip and truly enjoy it than take a long trip where I’m constantly on the move. I’ve always hated packing and unpacking my things when I’m travelling, and this has only increased as I’ve gotten older. I’m not a light packer, and I tend to spread my things out all over the hotel or hostel so packing is time-consuming and stressful. I also usually prefer travelling slowly, simply because while I would like to see as much as possible in a short time, I’ve learned my lesson and I hate…

Here’s why you should cruise in 2018

Planning to travel this year? If you’re anything like me, the idea of long airport security lines, expensive hotels, Uber and taxi rides, and constant packing and unpacking probably isn’t your idea of a good time. So what do you do when you’re determined to see the world but hate the actual exercise of getting from Point A to Point B? You take a cruise. If you’re looking for a stress-free vacation where all the hard work is done for you, cruising is the way to go. Whether you want to embark on a cruise from Southampton, or prefer to choose a different city to embark on your cruise, there are thousands of options available. One of the best things about cruising? You pay for the majority of your costs upfront. This means you can truly relax, without continually opening your wallet while you’re travelling. When you book your cruise,…

Best Places to Visit Near Shirdi

Shirdi, in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district, is the most sacred place for Sri Sai Baba’s devotees. Its importance as a holy place is not only because of the many religious or historical sites that are found here but also because of the air here that calms the soul and soothes the heart. If you’re headed there soon, then don’t miss out some of the best places to visit near Shirdi mentioned below. Remember, if you plan in advance you can get a discount on Shirdi hotels booking and save a great deal of money. 1. Sri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir The last remains of Sri Sai Baba are housed in Sai Baba Mandir, or Samadhi Mandir, as it’s popularly known. The temple is believed to be constructed by a millionaire devotee from Nagpur called Shreemant Gopal Rao, and he has spared no expense to show his devotion as is evident from…

Packing for a winter escape on a yacht

Plan on swapping the snow for the sand this winter? Well make sure before you set off for your white sands Christmas, you know exactly what to pack. Yacht holidays can require some extra consideration when it comes to packing. Packing for a yacht charter is different to your standard holiday or cruise ship packing. If you’re a seasoned charterer, you’ll know that a private yacht charter requires a different packing strategy, as storage is limited for luggage on board. Travel Documents We’ll start from the basics. Packing your passport is an obvious essential, but don’t forget visas, tickets and debit/credit cards, consider purchasing a document holder to keep everything together in one place to make for a manageable and easy journey. Make sure you have travel insurance as well as any vaccinations including documents to prove you have had them. Clothes Luckily you shouldn’t need to pack too much,…

5 Amazing Holiday Ideas for Adventure Lovers

Maybe you’re like me and a little bored of the standard holiday to Europe, visiting the typical attractions, taking some nice pictures and heading home. I’ve been searching for some trips that are a little more thrilling and bound to come with some really good stories to share with loved ones when you return home. Here are my top 5 amazing holiday ideas for adventure lovers: 1. Do the Trans-Siberian Railway This is usually on the travel bucketlist for most people I’ve met around the world, however many people are put off by the price or the challenge of organising it all. That’s why a Trans-Siberian Tour could be the perfect solution; you’ll get all the excitement and adventure of exploring the Trans-Siberian by train, but without any of the stress, hassle and language barriers that would be bound to happen otherwise. You can choose to start in Russia and…

Looking for Christmas tradition ideas? Read this post

Christmas traditions are some of the best parts of Christmas. There’s something about being with your family and enjoying the traditions you’ve also enjoyed so many other times before that really makes the whole experience magical. If you’re looking for some new Christmas traditions, this blog post is for you. We’ve got a list of some lovely traditions you and your family can adopt: Advent Calendars Advent calendars are a great way to celebrate Christmas. You can each have a personal one with a little piece of candy inside, or make your own out of felt and put treats and ornaments for the tree in each pocket. Family gifts When we were kids, Santa would bring us all personal gifts, but he would also bring family gifts which would “accidentally” get left in the fire as if they dropped out of his sack on the way up the chimney. These…

What Accessories You Need With Your Beach Cruiser

Beach cruisers are among the simple pleasures of the bike-riding world.  They are not the most technologically advanced bikes, but they serve their purpose well.  Because of their stability, they are easy and safe for even inexperienced riders to ride.  Their soft seats and well-cushioned tires make for a comfortable riding experience.  In Southern California, one of the best ways to enjoy the sunshine while staying fit is to ride around town on your beach cruiser bike. Accessories for Beach Cruisers Beach cruisers are great the way they are, even without any accessories.  Some accessories, however, are particularly well suited to beach cruisers.  Here are some accessories that can enhance your beach bike-riding experience: Handlebar baskets – Beach cruisers with handlebar baskets lend themselves to a few idyllic scenarios.  Imagine riding your bike home from the bakery with baguettes in the handlebar basket.  Imagine going out for a bike ride…

Top 4 Things to do in Cornwall

Cornwall is a wonderful destination whether you’re traveling with your partner, friends, or your family. There’s so much to do that you may want to extend your trip and spend a few more days in this wonderful destination that’s an easy trip from London. Considering a trip to Cornwall? Check out this amazing holiday park in Cornwall if you’re looking for somewhere to stay. If you’re not sure what you’ll do while in Cornwall, check out these top 5 attractions in Cornwall. 1. Lanhydrock House and Garden These grounds are absolutely incredible and are the perfect location to have a picnic in the sunshine. The house is extremely well maintained and has so many artifacts that you may feel as if the family is still living there. Be warned there are over 50 rooms, so touring the house can take quite a while. Plan at least half a day here as you…

Best Family Destinations to Escape the Cold

Now that the cooler weather has begun to set in, you may be dreaming of beautiful beaches and relaxing in the sunshine while reading a book. This may feel like a faraway dream, but the truth is with some smart saving and clever planning, you can be jetting off on a wonderful family holiday to a warm destination. Here are my top picks for the best family destinations to escape the cold this winter: 1. The Canary Islands You have a few options when visiting the canary islands: you can take a flight there and plan your own holiday. But if you’re like me and crave holidays that feel relaxing, then you may want to consider a cruise in the Canary Islands. This has the added benefit of having accommodation included with a general itinerary already made, so there’s no intensive planning required. If you’re traveling with children, and in…

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