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FIVE REASONS WHY A CRUISE VACATION IS THE BEST VACATION

Travel Blog, Travel Tips - Ross French - August 22, 2017

Vacation

During the 1990s, the famous American writer David Foster Wallace found the cruise industry guilty of having ‘nearly lethal comforts’. Travellers around the world have been writing off cruises for being ‘too mainstream’ and the epitome of crass tourism. However, the modern cruise industry has changed a lot and emerged as one of the most luxurious yet culturally enriching vacation experiences. The 21st century cruises are much more than only buffets, silly pool games and beaches. Nowadays, whether you are travelling cross country on a mega cruise or sailing off into the sea on a yacht, you will surely have plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself into the unique, local cultures of the places you are visiting. Here are 5 reasons why you must try going on a cruise holiday for your next trip. Continue Reading

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THREE REASONS FOR GOING ON A SPA VACATION DURING YOUR NEXT HOLIDAY

Travel Blog, Travel Tips - Ross French - August 21, 2017

Vacation

Spas have been serving as relaxing getaways for holiday seekers since ages. Roman soldiers, Royals, native people – all of them used to journey to bathe in the warm water springs which were famous for their healing properties. Although the modern spa is different, still they promise the same (if not more) amount of relaxation and rejuvenation through alternative therapies, healthy diets and holistic activities. A lot of people every year travel to various spa resorts to achieve a renewed sense of purpose. So if you are feeling tired of your mundane and monotonous daily life, then here are three reasons why you should go and stay in a spa hotel during your next trip. Continue Reading

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5 Most Interesting Outdoor Activities You Can Check Out in The UK

Travel Blog - Ross French - August 9, 2017

When you think about visiting the UK you might think only about exploring London, the museums, and other historic sites. However, you’ll probably never imagine taking part in any outdoor activities. Well to change your mind, here are some great outdoor activities the UK has available for visitors to take part in, whether it’s your honeymoon or a family break.

White Water Rafting

Wales has an amazing landscape and rushing rivers that perfectly suit outdoor activities in the UK including the adventurous activity of White water rafting. Tour operators offer trips and tours for those of varying levels of ability and offer all the safety equipment and advice required for your activity. Navigate your way through rapids, drops and ledges as you make your heart-pumping way down the river.

Hiking

Stretching coastlines, rocky mountains and sprawling green valleys are some of the reasons the UK is the perfect for a hiking break. Good trails are well signposted and are graded from beginner’s routes to more difficult ones. Whether you only have a few hours to spare or a few weeks, there are trails to suit your needs. Popular activities include walking the South West Coastal Road in Cornwall and climbing the mountain Ben Nevis in Scotland. Check with local guides who can advise you on the right kind of route to be taken for your ability.

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Cycling

Another fun filled family activity that can be enjoyed in the UK is cycling and mountain biking. In many holiday parks, you can take part in a family cycling activity or take cycling tours over a variety of routes across the country. The great thing about cycling is that you don’t need much equipment or a lot of experience. You can hire your bikes and helmets and go at your own pace.

Horse riding

The UK countryside dwellers as known as horse lovers and there are many opportunities for visitors to share in this passion and have a go at horse riding. It’s an activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family and you can also learn how to look after the horses too. Qualified instructors will lead your group through the forest, along the beach or whichever terrain the tour has to offer. Safety instructions will be given and equipment provided so you will have both a safe and enjoyable ride.

Caving

The Peak district is a great destination to try an underground activity called caving. It’s not an easy thing to do especially if you are afraid of the dark or small places. However, for adventure seekers it is an exciting thing to do. Abseil down rock formations pass underground waterfalls and pools and watch out for drops and holes in the cave floor. Not for the faint hearted but a great achievement on completing the course and navigating it to the end.

These are just a few of the great outdoor activities that the UK has available to do on your visit. It might not have the activities that some European Ski resorts have to offer, but there are many different things to try. Once you have discovered the great UK outdoors, there are endless possibilities for you to enjoy your time in the countryside.

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Philippines : A Travel Guide to the best Islands

Philippines, Travel Blog, Travel Tips - Ross French - July 29, 2017

Philippine

Philippine island located in the western pacific ocean which is scattered over a total of 500,000 square miles. The geography of this island is somewhat differs from that of a compact sector of earth. Philippine is being connected with three physical and cultural worlds i.e Asian world, the Pacific world and the occidental world. The cultural of philippine is mostly contributed by chinese, japanese, malaysian and other asian worlds.

Philippine is one of the most unseen travel destination which is very less when compared with the tourist number travelling to thailand and UK. Tourism is very important for this country’s total economy accounting for approximately 8% of its GDP.

You can choose to travel Philippine to improve your outlook towards life and most important to bring happiness. Trip to Philippine would be marvelous experience for any traveller. There are many stupendous places which will inspire you to start up your journey. It can give a good kick start to the adventure.

It has many islands which increases the places to visit as well as beaches to explore. Visiting to these places will include boat riding from the nearest beach.If you love the luxury lifestyle as much as you love to travel, then Huma Island, Palawan is the best place for adventure. It comes with the turquoise colored waters of Palawan, top class facilities, luxury resorts, mouth watering dishes and great adventure.

Camiguin another island, mentioned as “Island Born of Fire” as it holds the record of the volcanoes. It is not visited by many people but it is whipped with waterfalls, cold and hot wind blowing with untouched sand bar. And most importantly it is host of Lanzones festival – one of the most popular, dynamic festival of Philipinne.

Coron, Palawan, it is one the most beautiful destination in Philippine. It delights its tourist by its side scenery and water.

El Nido, Palawan is the nature’s way of showing vibrant colored beaches and supreme beauty. Boracay, Aklan is the one of the island which is voted as the best island in 2015 with the wonderful nightlife scene with impressive waters and soft white sand.

Lake Sebu is one of the underrated place in philippine but is the home of clean lakes which gives the relaxation to eyes.

If you are someone who loves history and you want history to be a major part of your life then you should definitely visit Vigan which is a historic destination coupled with Spanish styled houses to an 17th century Augustinian Cathedra.

Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is one of the world’s best dive sites that serves as a home to coral reefs, the endangered hawksbill, lionfish, clownfish,sea turtles sea turtles, mantra rays and sharks.Manjuyod Sandbar can make you feel like standing in one of the best beach destination in the world where you can relax under rustling palms and gaze at serene blue sea.So Philipinne is the answer to paradise. Other destinations include Iloilo City, Banaue Rice Terraces, Ifugao, Kalanggaman Island, Leyte,Langun Gobingob Caves in Samar.

It is one of the poweful and attractive chain of islands. It is worth travelling for.

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Island Travel Guide: Things to do in Cebu

Philippines, Travel Blog, Travel Tips - Ross French - July 28, 2017

Cebu

Cebu is a smaller region located in Philippine which consists of islands. It is famous for islands and its food. You can eat like a king. Also rich in history, culture,tradition, food and natural wonders, there are many things to do in Cebu which attracts many tourists here.Cebu island is a wonderful nature wonderland. Tourists enjoy visiting those beaches so that they can enjoy the scene of the quiet blue sea and hear the sound of its waves when they are sloshing the shore.

It is a paradise for those who love nature. The perfect getaway from the stressed city life. This island is itself is like a beautiful garden comprising of an ocean of flowers and trees. Watching them for hours will not be enough to full your desire to charm your eyes on that beauty. Waterfalls seems like droplets comg down like a silky soft falls.

Whether you are a foodie or history junkie, the city Cebu has a world of complete pleasant things to do. Many things to do in Cebu which includes Spending a day at Cebu Westown Lagoon. Kids will love to visit water park and pools in extraordinary oasis.

You can look out for jaw-dropping beauty and remarkable floral arrangements.

It is free from because of the efforts to protect its nature life, rare birds, and rare plants. The wondrous Temple of Leah attracts dozens of visitors every day with beautiful architectural design.Hike Mount Babag is the best place for challenging trekking. It is good for adventure and striking challenges. Cebu has the best-tasting lechons in the country and is known for best pork dishes prepared ever. You can fill your plate with filling and tasty dishes.

Outdoor photography of nature here will help you to master the skills needed for successful landscape. It provides wide range of photography for natural elements. To experience the ultimate food trip in the city, just make a food trip to tisa.

It can give late night treats to travelers. It can offer first-class dining in restaurant in the Terraces in Ayala Center. You can Run with the best runners in the city and can learn the art of pole dancing in a fun and sultry way. You can learn Zumba by joining a Zumba fitness class in Abellana Cebu City Sports complex and burn your calories.

It is the home of the oldest church in the country so by Liting a few candles, and saying your prayers, you can make a wish. And worship. Carbon Market is the best place to buy fresh vegetables and fruits in the city. Experience the grandest festival in the Philippines which attracts many people towards it.

You can also visit Cebu zoo to meet the great Boggart tiger as well as the other charming creatures in this animal refuge.Swimming with the Butandings (whale sharks) will surely cherish for years to come. Cebu is a must go place with wonderful experiences and adventure altogether.

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