Brazil the best country to visit in 2014

February 6th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Brazil was always a great tourist destination. But it is expected that there will be a lot more travel agencies to organize traveling to Brazil in 2014. Main reason for this is the World Cup of course. But, besides it, there are plenty of nice things to visit in Brazil! Here is a list of some of them:

1. Ouro Preto is one of Brazil’s best-preserved colonial towns. It means “black gold” and it was founded at the end of the 17th century. It quickly became the epicenter of a new gold rush in the state of Minas Gerais.

2. The Pantanal is the world’s largest wetland, lying mostly in Western Brazil but extending into Bolivia and Paraguay as well. Famous for its wildlife, it is one of Brazil’s major tourist attractions. Unlike the Amazon rainforest, in the Pantanal you are virtually guaranteed to actually see the wildlife.

3. The Rio Carnival attracts two million people per day on the streets and almost half a million foreigners during its 4 day celebration. The Carnival is all over the place, in the streets and squares, bars, clubs and all other venues in Rio, concluding in the spectacular Rio Samba Parade at the Sambadrome.

4. Christ the Redeemer is the famous statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro. Located at the peak of the 700 meters (2,300 ft) Corcovado mountain, it provides a sweeping panorama from the interior of Guanabara bay to the north, to Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas to the south.

Best winter destinations

February 6th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Many people prefer cold weather over hot weather. Mostly because there are a lot of great winter destinations that make winter lovers relax and enjoy the time. Here is a list of travel destinations that are great in winter:

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1. Swiss Alps. To experience off-piste glacier slopes without the crowds, spend the night on the mountainside at Whitepod, five geodesic domes high above the town of Villars, just east of Lake Geneva. Although the tents have no running water or electricity, they’re the height of eco-chic, with wood-burning stoves, high-tech insulation, organic linens, and iPods.

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2. Aspen. WHY There’s nothing like making fresh tracks down a mountain—and with the opening of the Deep Temerity lift at Aspen Highlands, skiers now have 180 previously untouched acres to play on.

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3. Vail. It lures thousands of skiers and snowboarders every year. And it’s easy to see why: Vail Ski Resort contains about 5,289 skiable acres, making it the USA’s largest single-mountain resort. But make your travel plans well in advance — you’re not the only one yearning to hit the slopes.

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4. Telluride. Vail and Aspen are luxurious, but Telluride’s rustic charm is equally enchanting. With 1,700 skiable acres, the Telluride Ski Resort is the main place to shred powder. But it’s the rare combination of 300 sunny days and 300 inches of snow each year that makes Telluride a skier’s dream.

Liverpool

January 22nd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Liverpool is one of the best cities in Europe with very rich history. It is the city of Beatles, the city where Titanic started its journey. There are many great attractions that you should visit if you ever have a chance to visit Liverpool. It is famous for two cathedrals, and it does not matter if you are religious or not, these historic sites are recommended to view if you ever put your feet in this city.

The second religion here is Football. Anfield is the home of Liverpool Football Club and Goodison Park is the home of their city rivals Everton. It is hard to find anyone in this city that does not follow football at all.

Those who love visiting galleries and museums, you can visit Museum of Liverpool, World Museum Liverpool, Walker Art Museum Liverpool, Merseyside Maritime Museum, International Slavery Museum, Lady Lever Art Gallery Port Sunlight Village and many others. There are many popular parks that you can visit and waste your time in the beautiful view. Calderstones park, Greenbank park, Sefton park, Reynolds park are just few of the many you can find in this beautiful city.  The Echo Wheel is  60-metre high wheel located outside of the Echo Arena and it has 42 capsules which provide amazing views of the city, its historic waterfront and the Welsh Hills beyond.

 

Is travelling by plane good and safe or not?

January 1st, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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A lot of people are afraid when it comes to travelling by plane, especially the older ones. They are skeptical that travelling by plane is safe, but is there reason to be afraid or not? Here are some reasons that show the opposite:

1. According to USA today, the number of fatalities due to car accidents is drastically lower than those from plane accidents each year. I don’t think there are people afraid to travel by car. Well, maybe there are some but they are much less than those that are afraid to travel by plane. This fact proves that travelling by plane is safer than travelling by car. Besides, nobody offers you food and beverage when travelling by car.

2. Flying is only getting safer. If travelling by plane is safer than travelling by car, it is only getting safer! The safety is what airlines are proud of. You can see that by pretty much all airline commercials.

3. Airplane design. The design is improving and it only makes the passengers safer and more comfortable.

4. Air traffic control is getting better every single year. Many experts believe that if the air traffic control is the key to safe plane travelling.

5. Technology is developing really fast and it only improved the quality of the planes and their stability. All airline companies are focused on improving their technology which leads to safer airplanes.

Driverless car

December 12th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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Driverless or also known as autonomous cars are an autonomous vehicle capable of fulfilling the human transportation capabilities of a traditional car. As an autonomous vehicle, it is capable of sensing its environment and navigating without human input. Robotic cars exist mainly as prototypes and demonstration systems. Currently, the only self-driving vehicles that are commercially available are open-air shuttles for pedestrian zones that operate at 12.5 miles per hour (20.1 km/h)

If you ask some older people about this, you can get two types of answer. Some of them will be very skeptical and say that this will never happen in real life. But others will give the traditional answer that everything is possible and in the future there will be even more amazing things that will happen.

Many people have read in newspapers about this and I am sure everyone will agree that it is a great thing but, is it going to happen or not? Well according to some websites, Volvo expects vehicles that can be autonomous at up to 31 miles (50 km) per hour, with expected use in heavy traffic this year! By 2018, Google expects to release their autonomous car technology and by 2020, Mercedes-Benz, Audi, Nissan and BMW all expect to sell autonomous cars.

Everything sounds great, all we have to do is wait and hope that one day we will have our own autonomous car.

Honeymoon Travel

November 17th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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It is synonym for a trip that includes two married people in love with each other. There is increasing marketing aimed at couples for “honeymoon-like” holidays. A honeymoon usually begins few days after the wedding ceremony and it is usually a trip to a place that includes either hot weather, beaches and islands or colder weather on mountain or lakes. Sometimes some couples choose to go on a cruise.

There are many dedicated honeymoon packages offered by travel agents, hotels, cruise liners and almost every other travel vendor. Typically these include “romantic” extras like massages, spa baths, and bottles of champagne.

How much a honeymoon travel costs?

A honeymoon may require careful budgeting. It is an expensive trip and it’s cost can be around the same as the cost of the wedding itself. That’s why it is recommended to include a honeymoon budget in your wedding budget
Your honeymoon can cost any amount that you choose to spend on it, of course. You can even skip it. But many agents are encouraged to suggest options that cost about half of your wedding budget, but that’s just their guide to the rough amount they can get you to part with, not an iron clad rule.

Some travel agents offer honeymoon registries in which the guests can contribute to the cost of the honeymoon as a wedding gift; you could also arrange this informally by asking for cash gifts from guests who want to contribute to the honeymoon. The acceptability of asking for what is always essentially a cash gift varies between cultures, families and couples.

Culture shock

November 15th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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Many people have experienced a culture shock, and those who haven’t, will experience it for sure. It is reaction to finding oneself in an environment that is culturally very different from the one in which one is familiar. There are many different elements of culture that can lead to such an experience. Travel takes one out of one’s comfort zone where things are the way one knows, and people in different parts of the world have different ways of life.

By traveling the chance of experiencing a culture shock is increased. There are many cultural elements that may lead to one. Such as:

1. Language – When two people speak different languages and do not know each other’s languages, they are locked apart from each other, no matter how physically close, and any and all communication is difficult if not impossible.

2. Food – Some food is disgusting in one society are delicacies in another.

3. Hygiene – Some societies put a heavy value on cleanliness, washing themselves daily. Others are more accepting of natural body odors and a bath is a rare event in one’s life.

4. Manners and social norms – The behaviors that are widely accepted in one society may be outright offensive in another. These include everything from greetings and gestures to table manners and business interaction.

5. Technology – Even we live in a high tech world, some countries are still lagging behind.

Business travel

November 8th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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When someone mentions travelling, it is also considered for fun and pleasure. But business travel is not really like it. It is usually a trip where you don’t have any time to do anything you want in that other country. Classic high-travel job is travelling salesman. Consulting is also considered as high-travel job but of course on a somewhat less intense scale. Business travel has upsides and downsides.
Upsides:

1. It’s free. The company is paying for everything. The travelling ticket, accommodation, food, everything.

2. New experience. Even you don’t have a lot of time to do what you want being in another country brings new experience.

3. Bonus money. Some companies give extra money to the business traveler.
Downsides:

1. Relationships. You will not be able to see your family and everyone else you love during that time.

2. Health. Being in another country is always new and the risk of getting sick is higher because your immune system is not prepared. Also practicing sport and eating well is hard when you’re on a business travel.

3. More stress. It is harder to work alone in another country. After you’re done, you don’t have friends to tell how bad your day was or anyone you trust to say what you’ve done.

4. Cost. If you’re independent contractor, this is big downside. If you decide to go on a business travel as independent contractor, make sure you will bring back success.

Best airlines to travel with

November 6th, 2013 § 0 comments § permalink

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An airline is a company that provides air transport services for traveling passengers and freight. Airlines lease or own their aircraft with which to supply these services and may form partnerships or alliances with other airlines for mutual benefit. Generally, airline companies are recognized with an air operating certificate or license issued by a governmental aviation body.

But when you want to travel somewhere by plane, which airline company would you choose? Are all the same to you? Are all of them the same?

Well there is difference between airline companies and the main difference is the ticket price they offer. Safety is not a question nowadays because it has reached a level where nobody that anything bad could happen. So no matter which one you choose, you will get to the desired destination for sure. So, main difference is the ticket price. Before you choose the airline, make sure you choose the cheapest one which offers what you need. If you don’t know which one to choose, here is a list of the best airline companies in 2013 and hopefully they will help you choose the right one:

  1. Emirates (they were 8th on the 2012 list, and now they are first!)
  2. Qatar Airways
  3. Singapore Airlines
  4. ANA All Nippon Airways
  5. Asiana Airlines
  6. Cathay Pacific Airways
  7. Etihad Airways
  8. Garuda Indonesia
  9. Turkish Airlines
  10. Qantas Airways

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