5 Must Visit Restaurants in Brisbane
Jun28

5 Must Visit Restaurants in Brisbane

Brisbane is an exciting city, voted as one of the most liveable cities in Australia and known for its beautiful setting on the Brisbane River, leading it to be known as The River City. Over the years Brisbane’s culture has evolved to focus on the river, the arts, festivals and events that define the city, along with amazing dining and bars that seem to reflect the city’s culture. As such, Brisbane has some amazing restaurants to check out, from fine dining to delicious pub grub. If you’re staying in Brisbane, here are five restaurants you must visit. Aria For a fine dining experience in Brisbane, it is hard to go past Aria by award winning celebrity chef Matt Moran. With a beautiful setting at the Eagle Street Pier overlooking the Brisbane River, Aria is all about beautifully presented food in an intimate setting. The menu here is seasonal with different lunch and dinner options, and prices are set depending on how many courses you choose. Interesting dishes on offer include Moreton Bay bugs with shiitake and seaweed butter; and roast duck with red cabbage, rhubarb and pecan. Another option is the seasonal tasting menu, and there is an extensive wine list also on offer. Bavarian Bier Café There are lots of fantastic restaurants at the Eagle Street Pier that overlook the Brisbane River and the Story Bridge, which really captures the essence of Brisbane’s Culture. A big favorite is the Bavarian Bier Café where you can enjoy amazing German food from bratwurst to schnitzels, with big steins of Bavarian beer to drink and pretzels to go with it. Prices are quite reasonable and the views are some of the best you’ll get in Brisbane. E’cco Bistro Set in an old tea warehouse building, E’cco Bistro has been serving up amazing food in Brisbane for over 20 years. The century old historic building sets the mood for your dining experience, with rustic charm meeting contemporary dining. E’cco Bistro is run by chef Philip Johnson who focuses on using the best local produce to create dishes where the ingredients do the talking. The menu has a good variety of dishes at reasonable prices, with dishes such as wagyu rump with sweet and sour onions, turnip, mushroom, horseradish and parsnip cream; or octopus with macadamia muhaummara, green olive and pomegranate. There is also a good tasting menu available for groups, a special three course menu, as well as a vegetarian menu on offer. Jellyfish Restaurant If you love seafood, Jellyfish Restaurant is an excellent choice for exquisite seafood dishes with a beautiful setting on the Brisbane River, right in the heart of...

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When it Comes to Travel Look Good Abroad
Jun27

When it Comes to Travel Look Good Abroad

When it comes to travel, it transcends mere interest and hobby for many of us; it can become an all-consuming passion, the fire in your loins, so to speak. The same can be said of fashion. If you find that you’re a fashionista with a passion, not only for fashion, but for traveling the world, you’re going to want to look your best during your adventures. It’s only natural to want these two passions to intersect and give you the ideal life. Here are a few suggestions to live that dream.   First and foremost, dress for your destination. This is almost a no brainer, but it has to be said, can’t be overstated. Your choice of clothing is going to change based on your destination, regardless of whether you’re fashion conscious or not. So, when you create a look for your trip, take the following into consideration. First, take temperature into account. If it’s cold, dress warm; if it’s hot, dress cool. You also want to dress for the activities you have planned. For instance, a warmer destination may call for more revealing clothes, unless you intend to go hiking, in which case safety dictates a more covered look. Now, the good part, how to make the above advice look good. When it comes to covering yourself for a hike, one great look to come out of it is the combination of jeans and flannel. This rustic look is a classic and goes great with the hiking boots you’ll want to have on hand, well, foot, for your adventure to begin with. However, if you’re going to be enjoying warmer weather is a more civilized area, a cute sundress might be the way to go, and it’s hard to argue with a floral pattern on said dress. Whatever your needs, don’t be afraid to spend a little with a retailer like Kate Spade to make the most of your trip. ______________________________________________________ Related post:      4 Travelling Tips for Backpackers in Europe Image credits (under CCL):   feature, Fashion...

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9 of the Funnest Activities to During the Winter in Jackson Hole
Apr27

9 of the Funnest Activities to During the Winter in Jackson Hole

Are you the kind of person who gets excited when they see the first snowflake fall signaling the start of winter? If that;s the case it;s a good bet your the kind of person who likes to visit places where they can fully enjoy winter. So while your browsing some Jackson Hole vacation rentals let me tell you why going there would be a great time for any winter enthusiast. 1) Dog Sledding Tours Have you ever seen a dog sledding race on tv? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to race along the top of the snow? Well, you don’t have to wonder anymore as Jackson Hole offers a number of dog sledding tours. These tours are a great way to see the beautiful landscape of the area and in an entirely unique way. There are different options when it comes to the tours ranging from an afternoon jaunt around the national park to a full overnight adventure. If you’re a fan of dogs, and winter then this is a no-brainer. 2) Take a National Park Tour If you want to just get out, and experience what natures like in the winter then you might consider taking a national park tour. Staying in Jackson Hole gives you access to Yellowstone, Grand Teton, or the National Elk refuge parks. Each one of these parks offers some amazing landscapes, and chances to interact with wild animals in safe and environmentally friendly manner. 3) Take a Tram Ride Up a Mountain You know sometimes to really appreciate something you need to see it from a different perspective. So why not consider taking a tram ride up to the summit of Rendezvous mountain. The mountain itself is 10,450ft high, and the trip up there offers you a once in a lifetime view of the Teton Mountains, Snake River, and the town of Jackson Hole. There are some wonderful places to eat at the top of the mountain, and you can have dinner while watching the sunset from a once in a lifetime view. 4) Enjoy a Sleigh Ride For those who want a way to enjoy the amazing scenery around Jackson Hole at a slower place, why not take a sleigh ride? A sleigh is pulled by a team of horses across the snowy landscape, and you can sit back with a cup of hot chocolate and enjoy the view. A sleigh ride would also serve as the perfect romantic getaway for you and your partner. 5) Do Some Snowboarding The mountains and hills around Jackson;s Hole offer a number of places to go snowboarding down. It doesn’t matter...

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Stay in Touch with Loved Ones While Traveling
Jan12

Stay in Touch with Loved Ones While Traveling

If you consider yourself wanderlust, or someone who constantly hops into a plane and explore various places, you are definitely away from your family or loved ones for a period of time. However, you need to realize that staying in touch with the important people in your life is essential to keep them updated on the great things happening to you while you are away, and eventually lessen their worries. So… in order to do that, here are some of the most basic ways on how to keep in touch with your family while you’re away.  Make use of Rechargeable Phone The most common way to connect to your loved ones is with rechargeable mobile phones. You can send them text messages or even give them a ring even though you are miles away from each other. Adjusting your rechargeable phone or SIM according to the settings made on your location is easy since the use mobile phones are very rampant nowadays. You just need obtain network services so you can start using your phone. In addition, keep in mind it is always easy and fast to charge no matter where you are, especially if you do it using sites as recharge.com. Use WhatsApp WhatsApp is messenger application, which is free to download and is compatible on almost all of the available smart phones nowadays. This program makes use of an internet or data connection in order to send and receive messages, video, audio and/or images. With the available Wi-Fi connections today, you won’t really have a hard time using the application and stay connected with the most important people in your life.  Be aware that starting year 2017, the application will not work on old phones with Android operating system version 2.2 and older. Share Photos Using Social Media Accounts With Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, three of the most popular applications being utilized in the present generation, you won’t have a difficult time updating your family and friends with your current activities and even update them with your plans on the succeeding days. All you have to do is to upload photos and statements on the interface and they will be able to view all of these once they are connected as well. Upload Movies to YouTube If you are a fan of making video and/or movies, you can easily share your captured moments through the YouTube Channel. You just need to create an account so you can readily upload and share your videos to the public and keep your subscribers updated. Send an Actual Letter With the widespread use of technology today especially rechargeable phone, it is a...

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Great Historical Sites in Dubai
Nov23

Great Historical Sites in Dubai

Every nation has a history. Some repeat it and some learn from it. When we hear the word Dubai, the first thing that comes into the mind is magnificent buildings: the beautiful seven stars Burj Al Arab, The Emirates Towers and other extraordinary constructions, along with first-class entertainment and sporting events. But this is not what it used to be decades back. It is hard to imagine that this monument to the current world, started out as a tiny fishing village. The ups and downs in path of success made it what it is today. Make a journey to the past by visiting historical treasures, museums and heritage areas in Dubai. Below are some of the ancient places you should visit with your family at least once in a lifetime. You can easily get location of these historical sites through connect.ae. Dubai Museum A visit to Dubai Museum is a must for everyone who comes to Dubai. This is a sparkling interactive museum with working models and full-size displays depicting various aspects of Dubai life. Diverse collection of exhibits offers a captivating intuition into the rich history and cultural heritage. Its colorful life size dioramas brightly portray ordinary life in the days before the discovery of oil. Galleries recreate scenes of old days. Artifacts from several archaeological sites and exhibits portraying pearl diving, all will leave you spellbound. Heritage and Diving Villages When you want a break from the modern world, step into the past by visiting the Heritage and Diving Village. It provides a rare sight of Dubai’s traditional culture and lifestyle. Exhibits focus on the Emirate’s maritime past and pearl diving traditions and architecture. You can also watch potters and jewelers preparing several handicrafts in the mud houses.  Burj Nahar If you want to see the beautiful and historical place in Dubai, visit very popular Burj Nahar. It was made for defensive reasons in the past. The building of Burj Nahar reminds you of the wars and several other political struggles in Dubai. Dubai Creek Saltwater creek, which divides the city into two main sections, is the historic focal point of life in Dubai. The major sector of city’s economy, pearling industry was based largely on voyages in the creek. Visitors will be fascinated by the color and activity of the loading and unloading of dhows, as it serves as a minor port for dhows coming from as far away as India and East Africa. Viewing the creek from an abra, one of the small water taxis, will be your best experience. It takes you from the souks of Deira to those on the Bur Dubai side. Creekside...

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Jakarta Top Festivals you Don’t Want to Miss
Jun28

Jakarta Top Festivals you Don’t Want to Miss

Jakarta is situated in northwest of Java island and is Indonesia’s capital and largest city. It is the country’s political, cultural and economic, center and the city which has the highest population not only in Indonesia but also in the entire Southeast Asia. Jakarta is filled with an exhilarating nightlife and flamboyant shopping areas. The city is also the melting pot and center of Indonesian culture which may be the place for you to enjoy new things. You will also find out that the people of Jakarta are some of the most hospitable, friendly and helpful people you will find in the world. To make sure you also have an amazing time while in Jakarta you need to book your accommodation in advance on Traveloka, preferably, before you arrive in Jakarta.  Jakarta being Indonesia’s social capital, it hosts a variety of event and festivals throughout the year. It has many festivals which are attended by a lot of people from all over the world and are celebrated annually. These festivals make your holiday in Jakarta more thrilling. Although there are many good festivals here is a list of some of top five festivals in Jakarta you don’t want to miss: Lunar New Year The Lunar New Year is a public holiday celebrated throughout the country, and is embraced by a series of festivities. Shopping centers mainly located in west Jakarta hold several events during the weeks prior to and right after the Lunar New Year, such as lion dances with fictional dragons. Another point of interest which also holds this event is the Petak Sembilan neighborhood located in Glodok which is also referred to as Jakarta’s Chinatown, while the seaside district of Ancol hosts dragon boat races. Cap Go Meh The Cap Go Meh festivities mark the culmination of the New Year celebrations and are celebrated fifteen days after the Lunar New Year. They are also identified as the Festival of Lanterns. The word Cap Go Meh implies the “fifteenth day of the first month” and comes from the Chinese Hokkien dialect. Jakarta Fashion and Food festival   Jakarta Fashion and Food festival is an annual partnership between one of the city’s prominent property developers and the Jakarta Tourism Office, this festival takes place in the Sentra Kelapa Gading region of north Jakarta. Designer fashion shows are jointly held together with a celebration of international and local culinary events. Jakarta Highland Gathering Scotland may be on the other part of the world, but Jakarta also hosts its own kind of the traditional Highland games and celebrations at the Highland Gathering. In recent years, the festival has taken place in the...

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