Plan Here your Next Vacation to Cultural Paris
Aug26

Plan Here your Next Vacation to Cultural Paris

Paris is a wonderful capital city with something for everyone, regardless of age, gender or interests, and while it is very much associated with romantic breaks for couples, families and groups of friends can have an amazing time there too. It has many famous landmarks and is a place many people feel that they know quite a lot about before they even go, but there are some things many people forget to consider when they go to Paris. Planning ahead To ensure you have a great time, it is well worth planning ahead and being prepared. Although it initially might not seem like much fun having a schedule and your plans set out for each day, to get the best out of Paris and make sure you can see and do as much as you can in the time you’re there, you need to plan things out in advance. Part of your preparations should always include arranging some cheap travel insurance to make sure you’re covered for all eventualities. It’s also best to work out how much currency you will need and shop around for it before you go, as you’ll get a far better deal this way than if you have to exchange money at a tourist hotspot once you’re there.(Image by L.G.J) Free activities Everybody knows the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay, but it is also well worth making the most of all the free attractions that Paris has to offer (and there are plenty). Notre Dame Cathedral is a must-see, and is free besides optional extras such as a climb up the 387 steps to the top of the Cathedral Tower. The less well known but equally spectacular Sainte-Chapelle also offers free entry to all EU citizens under the age of 26, children on family visits and disabled people plus their care givers, which is worth bearing in mind.     For a relaxing picnic in the sunshine, you can’t beat the Jardin du Luxembourg with its spectacular formal gardens, beautifully kept lawns and orchards boasting a variety of different fruit. Other must-see attractions that cost nothing to visit include the Arc de Triomphe, the Place de la Concorde and the Sacré-Coeur Basilica. If sporting events are of interest freebies include the Tour de France finish and the Paris Marathon. Eating and drinking As with many popular tourist destinations, the best places for enjoying a meal and a glass of wine are a little off the beaten track. The best indicator of whether somewhere is worth eating is whether locals go there: if it’s full of tourists without a Parisian in sight, move...

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Reasons Why Female Travelers Love Chic Apartments
Jul29

Reasons Why Female Travelers Love Chic Apartments

Women will always have the need of art in any space and they are in tune to their emotional side, and would love to stay in a place where they can feel comfortable. For this reason, a lot of women would rather stay in chic apartments when traveling. Women like to feel pampered, they also like to look around and remain inspired despite traveling. Here are 4 Reasons Why Female Travelers Love Chic Apartments : 1. Women Love an Inspiring Space While traveling, they tend to prefer to stay in an apartment that can help them feel better. Traveling can also be a bit stressful especially for women who have children. Being able to stay in stylish and Chic apartments can lessen the stress. It can make women feel relaxed while sitting in the living room, especially if the space is alive and in full bloom. A great space will usually have inspiring elements like flowers and accents that make women feel at ease. An apartment that is chic is able to invigorate and this is what will draw female travelers into staying in a certain area.(Image by LIVE KORMAN) 2. Chic apartments know How to Maximize a Small Space An apartment that was designed with creativity in mind will be designed according to the needs of the travelers. When compared with other hotels and inns, the apartment will only have minimal furniture, but will also have comfortable and useful furniture. Most chic apartments nowadays have minimalist designs which are well-thought out. They only contain necessary items and allow sunlight to fill in every square inch. The apartment might be small, but it will contain incredible features, like wall of windows that will keep everything bright. Women love to stay in cheerful spaces because it makes them feel less threatened and feel safer as they rest through the night. 3. Chic Apartments Are the Works of Art Both men and women love spaces that are beautiful and easy on the eyes. No one wants to stay in an area where they will not feel happy. An apartment that is chic will always contain artworks, and neutral accessories, as well as curtains that will blend well with the area making it an easy space to work with and stay in after a long day of traveling. 4. Comfort and Classy Despite traveling, women are always in tune with these two principles. They like to stay in an area that is comfortable, and has both class and style. Apartments that are chic will have creative divisions, space dividers, bookshelves, where women can place their stuff. Make-up, toiletries, if they have children...

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Over 65 and Planning a Holiday with your Family? What to Consider in Travel Insurance
Jul17

Over 65 and Planning a Holiday with your Family? What to Consider in Travel Insurance

After many years of hard work, at the prime age of 60, one can say the most rewarding gift of all is that of having a wonderful time alone with the loved ones far away from the home country. Grandchildren can prove to be fun when they accompany you during a trip, their energy and zeal will always keep your head up at all times. Their eager and ambitious nature will always amaze you. To pursue an effective travel successfully, having a suitable travel cover is the bottom-line. Features to consider when choosing the best travel insurance cover Coverage of preexisting conditions Depending on the nature of travel, the terms and conditions of travel policies will always vary. Among the common types of insurance covers for travel are: single trip policies designed to cater for only one trip and the annual trip policies which caters for the many trips that one is likely to make during the course of the year. In case of any accidents or delays during the trip, the client is in a position to claim the agreed amount as per the conditions set which are legally binding both to the insurance provider and the client.(Image by ITIC: Travel & Health Insurance Conferences) Activities covered in the cover A good travel cover will always cater for the stated conditions in full, one of them being reimbursement of nonrefundable funds to clients upon cancellation of a trip or when they decide to travel back earlier than ascertained, the other being the medical cover that will cater for all medical needs to clients while traveling.  According to the information institute, research shows that a moderate insurance cover only costs you 7% of your total travel cost. Travel accompanied by children While one can opt to go for a trip with family members, most of the travel insurance policies are flexible and will always provide for family travel insurance cover. This cost will vary depending on the number of family members. The policies outlined in this type of polices cover for health problems, accidents in addition to catering for the hospitalization bills and drugs and many other types of uncertainties in the course of the trip. Trip cancellation policy. Trip cancellation can affect either the travel service provider or the client. For clients, the travel cancellation policy allows them to claim their funds upon delay or cancellation of a flight. This majorly applies to those clients who had earlier on booked for travel flights for their future travel plans. In some cases, a predetermined trip cancellation requires clients to make a notice 28 days prior to the date of...

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Top 10 Things You Must See In France
Feb10

Top 10 Things You Must See In France

France is a beautiful country full of attractions. Though this is true, most people often tend to know about and think about only a few places to visit when they are there and depend entirely on tour guides to take them to some exotic places. It’s true the Eiffel tower and centre pompidouis are a spectacular site but wait till you take a visit to the following destinations, France, attraction: Abbaye Du Mont Saint Michel The first thing you’ll say is OMG when you see this piece of beauty. This is a sand grain of the world’s medieval architecture which was able to secure a place in the UNESCO World Heritage list. This is palace with fortified walls sitting on top of a hill comfortably covering the whole of it as it gazes upon the adjacent sea. (image by Jonathan Thiell). Notre-Dame Cathdral Religion is life and we all would love to hear some history of the world religions. While in France, make a point of going to her heart, and here you will find this majestic gothic design by Bishop Maurice de Sully’s which was realized after 170 years of toiling by his craftsmen once Pope Alexander III set the first foundation stone. Eifel tower Built to be a mark of the French Revolution’s centennial celebration, it also is world famous architecture that no one would ever surpass a chance to have a photo at. This tower is a stunning 320 meter which is more than 900feet high. Versailles palace Locally known as chateau de Versailles, this court is a real breath taker. There are royal cabins, halls of mirrors, and intimate masterpiece cabinets. This is fine artistry and probably at the tip of France’s tourist attractions. Arenes de Nimes An ancient Roman amphitheater preserved to this date. This arena is perfect and would leave you wondering how it created to such perfection by the Romans. It has been standing for more than 2000 years, strong and unshaken. Le val de loire The Loire valley is really magnificently situated and seems like a beauty in a beast. It is situated within the rugged hilly landscape and seated on a smooth flat landscape, with vineyards and flowers along the river making spectacular scenery which stretches for miles downstream. Musee du Louvre This is a museum that is world renown and was built in 1190 as a fortress by King Philippe-Auguste. It is probably the most visited museum in the world and as you enter its gates is a glass pyramid that makes you think you have seen enough. This is however the beginning of the wonders in Muse du...

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5 Great Attractions to Visit in Sapa, Vietnam
Feb07

5 Great Attractions to Visit in Sapa, Vietnam

Sapa is located around 1500 meters above sea level at the remote northwest mountains of Vietnam. It is famous for its rugged scenery, rich culture, monuments and history. It is an incredibly beautiful town which lies in near the Chinese-Vietnam boarder at the Hoang Lien Son Mountains. It hosts several hill tribes, lush vegetation, rice terraces deep valleys. It has recently become a tourist hotspot due to its unique nature and peculiar features. Here are the top five attractions in Sapa Yang Prong Cham Tower This is the only Cap tower within the central highlands. It is located in the Ea Sup District, around 100 km from Buon Ma Thuot. This tower was constructed towards the end of the 13th century as a worship symbol for the god Siva, also referred to as Mukhalinga, wishing for a happy and peaceful life. It is an architectural construction made of red ceramic bricks that rest on a blue marble foundation.it is about 9m high and has a square base. It has only one eastern gate but appears as if it has four entrances. The entrance is popularly referred to as the kingdom of the gods. The experience around the tower is peculiar due to its unique location and surroundings. It attracts researchers and science explorers from all over the world. Cat Cat village About three km from Sapa town, in a beautiful valley is the Cat Cat village, a village that hosts very interesting ethnic groups. The residents have preserved their traditional customs and practices making the village a must visit for every tourist. It is just a walking distance from downtown Sapa.(image by Tran Mai). Revered Nguyen Sigh Sac historical site The greatest leader of all time according to the Vietnam people is known as Ho Chi Minh. In honour of his father, revered Nguyen, this historical site was developed. In 1992, it was established as one of the most crucial architectural and cultural complexes in the Dong Thep province. The whole site rests on an expansive 3.6ha of land, which includes a tomb hall and the monuments. There are also other interesting features such as a pond and a stilt house. The roof of the revered Nguyen Sinh Sac is decorated with seven well crafted dragons. It is also a nationally uniting statue where people gather every 27th October to celebrate the anniversary of revered Nguyen’s death. Tan Guy Dong Flower Garden If you are a fan of vegetation and natural beauty, then you cannot miss a visit to the Tan Guy Dong Flower Garden. This expansive flower plantation not only hosts some of the most beautiful flowers in...

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