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The Perfect Cruise for the Family

By on August 16, 2017

 

Most people take advantage of summer vacations not just to reconnect with relatives, families, and loved ones. They also want to have that much-needed break from school or work. This is the reason why my family and I take some time off from our busy schedules during summertime. This time we planned for something we dubbed as “The Perfect Cruise for the Family.”

Perhaps you and your family are also planning to take a short vacation this year. There’s a large percentage of families all around the world that would go through extreme lengths just to plan the perfect summer getaway. Consider these cruise tips before you decide on your trip.

Perfect Cruise for the Family in Summer

Many families opt to spend summers in places with plenty of amusement parks, beaches, and campgrounds. They of course, would be doing their favourite activities as camping, experiencing thrill rides, and swimming among others. However, if you want to dare to be different come summertime, you might want to explore a unique option. That is, spending your next family vacation aboard a cruise ship. Here are some of the many beautiful things involved in a cruise.

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France | Paris

Going back to Disneyland Paris

By on June 8, 2017

Going back to Disneyland Paris (DLP) is on our bucket list for some time now. If you’ve been to my other blogs then you’ll know how I complain that time goes really fast. Especially if you have kids. Just yesterday the baby does nothing but sleep and drink milk, now they’re going to school and can do a lot of things. *sigh*

These photos were from our Disneyland Resort Paris vacation years ago. That time when the kids are still okay with being in the photos.

 

Those were mostly beautiful days, just windy but bearable enough to go about without jackets.

My older son having the sharpest memory among the three would always recall bits and pieces of our Disneyland experience and relay it to the little boy. He was also with us but he was around 1 year and 6 months so he couldn’t remember it well. We just let him look at the photos.

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Germany

Germany’s Beautiful Spots

By on March 13, 2017

With its vibrant cities, rich culture, beautiful natural sceneries, and castles, Germany has something for everyone. Berlin is the most popular destination in Germany because of its fascinating sceneries and natural attractions. But aside from this fascinating city, the country also has other charming cities, major districts with proud histories. Although I have only been to Nuremberg, Munich, Frankfurt, Cologne, Fürth, among other german cities, I already saw how charming Germany is.

Among all the cities in Europe, Berlin holds the third spot for being the largest. The city houses around 700 restaurants and 170 art galleries and museums. Its nightlife is Europe’s most popular, it could be rightly called Europe’s city that never sleeps. Berlin’s bittersweet history has accounted so much for what it is today, and seeing the memorials and how this city was brought back from the ruins give one an appreciation of such history.

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Bremen

Family City Break-Bremen

By on March 8, 2017

Some posts on our other blog, we mentioned about the musicians of Bremen having reminded of it by a statue at a children’s park in Fuerth. Click here in case you want to read it.

Was able to visit this German city a while back and as most of Germany, it is spotless. Bremen is one of the cities at the northwest of Germany and is an important hub as it is home to one of the major ports in Germany, by the river Weser.

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Travel Accessories

Efficient Styling on the Go with Convenient Hair-dryers

By on February 23, 2017

People who often travel as part of their job or those who simply love to travel a lot can still look their best even while on the move. A small and lightweight pack of their vanity essentials will ensure that beauty routines aren’t neglected during their trips. One such handy essential is a hair dryer that can help give your hair a salon finish look. Those who travel for business meetings can easily lose their crisp and professional look by sporting a damp and clingy hairstyle. Vacation goers may have more time to dry and style their hair as they please but this task can be painstaking without a hair dryer around. Here are some suggested hair dryer models that are convenient for travelling.

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Travel Tips

Four Safety Travel Tips to Keep in Mind

By on November 30, 2016

^Milan, September 2015

People travel for different reasons, for many though, travelling is their form of escape from boredom and the torture of everyday routine. There are people who have made travelling their way of life, but for most of us, we need travel to add dimension, excitement and adventure to our boring lives. When you travel and discover new sights or new places, you also discover new cultures and meet new people. You discover more about yourself and develop your character in ways you never thought it would. Yes travelling brings with it that heady, thrilling and addictive feeling, but you need to keep your wits around you especially if you’re travelling alone.

A lot of things can happen while you’re miles away from home. It is very important that you are well prepared – mentally, emotionally and physically. Secure your travel fund and ensure that you have an emergency stash or plan B, C and D in case you run short of cash. Consider selling your unused stuff and gadget on a garage sale to add to your fund. Consider the length of your travel and your destination so that you can pack appropriate clothing or footwear. Be sure to bring enough clothing but leave some room for souvenirs too. Once you’ve reached your destination, never be neglectful. Here are some safety travel tips to keep in mind.

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Travel Hacks

Self-Pampering Vacations for Busy Bodies

By on May 20, 2016

People who adhere to busy schedules daily are often the same ones who lose their time for personal needs.  Maintaining a hectic schedule that juggles career and domestic responsibilities can have negative effects on a person’s health in the long run. A vacation with the whole family can be great, but one should also consider taking a personal break with the sole purpose of pampering one’s self.

Read on for some ideas about self-pampering vacations to reward yourself for all your hard work.

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Travel Tips

Cultural Spots to Visit in Tel Aviv

By on December 19, 2014

The country of Israel is one of incredible beauty and rich cultural heritage. Tel Aviv epitomises this in a variety of ways, most of all through the number of historical sites it boasts. Suffice to say, a dream for those with such interests.

With more than 2.5 million international visitors every year, Israel has the second-largest economy in the Middle East. The popularity of this amazing city is constantly growing. People are excited about what it can offer – here, we provide a brief glimpse into some of the cultural spots you should visit.

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Health Vacations

Popular and Fast Rising Health Tourism Destinations

By on August 14, 2014

^Széchenyi thermal bath, Budapest

Medical science has never been better. Innovative technologies and breakthroughs have almost made medical scientists “gods”. This is because of the advancement in research to prolong life, cure diseases, facilitate pregnancy, and more. The only factor that seems to limit one’s medical options and healthcare is  the cost.

Many countries’ direct efforts to resuscitate tourism through health vacations has proved useful. Patients around the world are getting a shot at getting cheaper medical care. To be able to prepare well, a patient or medical tourist needs to know which health tourism destinations have the best medical service providers for their need.

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Budapest | Hungary

Unexpectedly Beautiful Budapest

By on July 27, 2014

Unexpectedly clean, picturesque and familiar…these are my first impressions of Budapest. The clean streets are so very much like Vienna – only wider, the shopping streets like Paris – only cleaner but, it is unique in its own in terms of charm. Walking around, we felt safe. There weren’t as much tourists in some areas so you won’t see a lot in the photos I’m sharing today. ^_^

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Italy | Venice

Colorful Venice for the Shopper in You

By on June 30, 2014

 

Venice’s blue skies, vibrant wall paints and unique mode of transport (or lack of) are undoubtedly things one would find charming in the city of Bridges. The list of what you can do in Venice seems endless so let me skip that and focus on the one thing we all love to do; shopping, for no doubt  it is the best therapy (along with travel, imho). And, for centuries a center of trade, it still holds such fame among consumers.

Venice is a major fashion and shopping centre in all of Italia…not as prominent as Milan but certainly recognizable that Louis Vuitton and Ermenegildo Zegna and a number more fashion boutiques operate their flagship stores there. Head to Frezzeria, a collection of streets to the west of Piazza San Marco for your high-end loots. And like all of Italy, imitation leather bags could be found profoundly on the streets. It is a common scene for the Carabinieri to take to custody those who sell fakes and those who buy from these sellers. Here are some of what to buy in Venice.

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Italy | Venice

Venice Revisited

By on May 20, 2014

^By the border of Italy and Austria at dawn.

Visiting any city in Italy means going the scenic route. No matter how many hours that route would be, 5, 7 or 9, it’s a surefire beautiful and awesome opportunity to take drive by shots. It means even waking up as early as 5 in the morning while on board the night train to catch a glimpse of dawn is so worth it.

It has been six years ago since I last set foot on Venice. Then and there I have loved it and knew that coming back would be a very welcome possibility. Despite the fact that I would walk for hours wouldn’t deter me to explore this floating city…and, it’s exercise, too! Going up on the bridges, up and down, getting lost here and there would surely make one lose calories! Except, of course, if one eats pizza the whole time! ^_^ Here are some of the many beautiful things we saw in Venice, probably you’ll get some tips when you go for a vacation.

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