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8 Benefits of Car Sharing

Travel Blog, Travel Tips - Ross French - June 16, 2021

Car Sharing

With the growth of the “sharing economy,” the popularity of car-sharing has also increased. Through the use of a smartphone, you can “borrow” another person’s car and move around without the inconveniences of transport. With the many benefits of car sharing, some of them have been discussed below. Continue Reading

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Your Guide to Planning a Socially Distanced Vacation

Travel Blog, Travel Tips - Ross French - June 12, 2021

Over the last few months, it appears that the pandemic situation is improving in several parts of the world. However, this doesn’t mean that you can go back to the way that things were. Since COVID-19 is far from being eradicated, you still have to be careful when planning your vacation. The good news is that it is quite simple to travel during this period and have lots of fun. If you want clear and concise instructions on how to manage this, consider the guidelines below:

Stay Updated On Statistics

Before you take off anywhere, be sure to research the places you want to visit. Look for cities like Seattle where most people have been vaccinated. If you want to go out and about, there will be less risk of infection.

Keep in mind that the numbers can change quite quickly, so you need to stay up to date on current news. Be prepared for a change of plans if there is a shift in the situation. Remember, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Consider Isolated Travel Options

It’s difficult to control your environment with public transport systems like trains and planes. This is why it’s important to travel in your own vehicle. However, what if you don’t want to be stuck in your car for hours on end? What if you aren’t looking for yet another road trip?

In this case, you could consider renting out a yacht. For instance, if you are headed to Seattle, you can easily access your yacht in Seattle, which makes it simple for you to explore and get supplies as needed.

Look for Remote Rentals

If you are planning to stay on land for any period of time, skip the hotels and other crowded areas. Instead, look for remote rentals in rural or spaced out locations. This way, you can make sure that you don’t have to share a space with anyone outside of your immediate group.

The other benefit is that you get total control over sanitizing the area. This makes it a lot easier to keep all surfaces – and even the air – clean and healthy for you and your family.

Get Creative With Having Fun

Just because there are restrictions in place doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. By being a smart traveller with careful plans, you can ensure that you get the most out of your vacation. For instance, with a little research, you can find tourist spots and other recreational ideas that aren’t swamped with too many people.

You should also take this opportunity to check out places that you would typically miss out on. By doing more research about what a particular city or town has to offer, you can uncover some hidden treasures and enjoy a real adventure.

The pandemic doesn’t have to get in the way of your vacation. With some research, planning, and unique ideas, you can have a holiday that neither you nor your family will ever forget!

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How Can You Stay Comfortable While Traveling?

Travel Blog, Travel Tips - Ross French - June 3, 2021

Traveling can be hard on your body, and it can be difficult to enjoy your vacation if you are struggling to get comfortable. Then, to avoid tearing your first aid kit apart looking for plasters and to ensure that you can stay relaxed throughout your trip, here are some tips that can help you to feel comfortable while you are away.

Invest in Slip-on Sneakers

When you have decided to travel on a long trip, it can be tempting to go out and buy a flashy new pair of shoes to last you throughout its duration. However, you should instead swap these flashy shoes for comfortable slip on shoes for women that can both look stylish and can help you to avoid nasty blisters and bruises. Even if you are not going on a hiking or a sports vacation, most people do more walking than usual on vacation, and so you should make sure that your footwear reflects that.

Wear Loose Clothing

Most people decide that they want to travel somewhere hot and sunny on vacation, and this usually means that all of your tight winter clothing is not appropriate. Instead, you should swap this out for loose clothing in light, breathable materials. For instance, a popular material for vacation clothing is linen, as this material is of a high-quality, flattering, and keeps you cool. You should also avoid wearing clothes that do not fit you or that you feel self-conscious in.

Buy a Travel Pillow

If you are going to be traveling a lot throughout your trip and if you usually struggle to sleep when you are on a plane or in a car, you should consider investing in a high-quality travel pillow. These can wrap around your neck snugly and give you somewhere to rest your head, even if you are trying to nap somewhere that is not designed for sleeping. These can then help you to wake up refreshed and ready to enjoy the rest of your vacation.

Take Anti-Sickness Pills

If you are prone to sickness, you should consider taking precautions against this to ensure that you can enjoy your vacation without hiccups. Many people choose to take anti-sickness pills before their fly or sail anywhere, although you can also use anti-sickness bands that can reduce the risk of you feeling nauseous.

Pack Light

Too many people end up lugging huge suitcases around with them for the majority of their vacation, and this can make exploring your destination miserable. Instead of relying on luggage lockers being available on your vacation, you should instead try to pack as light as possible, only taking the exact amount of clothing that you need, especially if there will be shops nearby where you can buy last-minute or emergency items. If you are going to be carrying luggage around with you, you should consider swapping your suitcase with a good backpack, which can spread the weight out across your back and make your possessions easy to carry.

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7 Tips For Quick, Easy, and Secure Travel

Travel Blog, Travel Tips - Ross French - May 13, 2021

Did you know that it’s possible to feel relaxed, happy, and secure while traveling? It may seem like a wish come true. Yet, even in our new normal, you can travel with a light heart and a peaceful mind.

In our world, many people are responding to a year of lockdown, quarantine, and social distancing with a deep-felt need to travel.

Ready To Go Anywhere

Travel industry trends show that rental cottages and family-style lodges are being snapped up rapidly. Families and friends are looking for places to ‘get away from it all.’ It’s no surprise that people are longing for the tradition of summer vacation.

Families are organizing reunions. People are gathering to make up for lost holidays. Many groups are finding innovative ways to meet up with loved ones. Vacasa, a rental home-management company reports a 300% increase over last year in bookings for large family-style properties.

1. Identify Your Dream Vacation

Are you looking to escape from the maddening crowd? Have you had it with hot days, and ready to escape to snow in Crimea? Do you want to lose the winter gear and jump into the surf on Maui? Are you set on traveling to the Shetland Isles?

Perhaps your sights are closer to home. You’ll be thrilled just to do a quick get-away to a national park. Or maybe pop your ideal vacation includes an old-fashioned road trip.

Spend some time dreaming and planning. As you do this, check out travel sites for ideas that you may not have considered.

Many couples and families enjoy unique traditions for planning a summer vacation. What do you like to do?

2. Get Everyone Involved

While you may have certain habits and norms, consider doing something you’ve never done before. Include everyone in the family as part of selecting your vacation destination.

Host a dinner, party, or picnic to get everyone’s input. Share ideas, photos, and stories to show the features and benefits of each wish.

If you have any differences of opinion, appoint a moderator. This person can act as the facilitator to mediate disputes, balance emotions, and gain agreement. There’s always a way to hear from each member of your tribe. By planning together, you’re off to a great start. You’re setting the stage for a happy, harmonious, and delightful vacation.

Traveling With Ease

In our new normal, we’re all looking to make the easiest, fastest, and most secure decisions. We want to stay safe while we travel.

That’s why it will help to do a little planning. Here are a few tips to make your summer travel easy, safe, and fun.

3. Go Contactless

More and more restaurants, hotels, and stores are using a contactless system. You can use a platinum debit card to tap to pay. This is a fast way to go where you want and enjoy secure checkout.

4. Get Theft Protection

No one wants to think about theft. But the last thing you want is to have your vacation plans upset by a loss or theft. To be proactive, sign up for enhanced ID Theft protection. You’ll gain peace of mind knowing you have credit monitoring, high-risk transaction monitoring, and real-time alerts to your mobile phone. In addition, if a theft does happen, you’ll get white-glove restoration.

5. Set Up Easy Pay

You can securely store and use your debit card on Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Google Play. This allows you to navigate the world, make secure payments, and get what you want at your fingertips.

6. Travel Safely

Keep up to date with the CDC safety guidelines and protocols. Travel with your mask, hand sanitizer, and safety wipes. Organize your travel gear with all the hygiene essentials closes to hand. A little preparation can help you and your family stay safe while traveling.

7. Encourage Healthy Habits

As much as we’re ready to get out and about, we are still within a fluid environment. Encourage everyone in your group to practice physical hygiene habits. You may want to nominate different people to be the coach or encourager of healthy hygiene. This can include finding fun ways to remind each other to wear masks, wash hands, avoid touching their faces, and maintaining social distancing.

Sum Up

Summer is on the horizon. As you’re planning your next trips and vacations, keep your family safe and secure. With a little advanced work, you can have a happy, healthy, and safe summer adventure. Have fun!

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Crimea Winter Tour

Travel Blog - Ross French - May 1, 2021

Crimea Winter Tour

The Crimea in winter – it’s chilly sunsets and late dawns, melting ice and snow, strange hanging waterfalls and ice-covered palm trees and cacti. If you are lucky enough to see the earliest blooming snowdrops, they usually bloom in late winter and early spring. This article will introduce you to the winter tourism program in Crimea.

The Crimea in winter – it’s the chilly sunsets and late dawns, the melting ice and snow, the strange hanging waterfalls and the ice-covered palm trees and cacti. If you are lucky enough to see the earliest blooming snowdrops, they usually bloom in late winter and early spring. This article will introduce you to winter tourism in Crimea.


Alpine skiing is also possible in Crimea. The only alpine ski resort on the peninsula is located on Mount Epetri. The northern slopes of the mountain are suitable for beginners in snowboarding and alpine skiing, while skilled competitors can go elsewhere. Trails are open only in winter and snow is not often available in winter.

There are 6 trails with different levels of drop from 20 to 170 meters. The “Frog” track is 120 meters long and is ideal for sledding. The “Kichkine” track is 320 meters long and is suitable for alpine ski training. The “26 km” track with a length of 600 meters and the “27 km” track with a length of 1,030 meters are suitable for group family fun, with children on sleds and adults skiing freely. The 340-meter-long “Lab” piste and the 450-meter-long “Ski Park” piste are more suitable for a small group of professionals.

Even if you don’t ski, it’s well worth the trip up Mount Epetri. The viewpoint at the top of the mountain offers a panoramic view of the coastline. The upper lifts are open from 10am to 15pm and the last downhill lift is at 16:00. You can rent skis or snowboards near the weather station. The rental fee is 500 rubles per day and you can use your documents as a deposit.

Climbing the peak

There is not much snow in the Crimean mountains and it melts quickly, so winter is a good time to climb the peaks alone. You can choose to climb to the top on foot, or you can drive a jeep or ride a horse up the mountain, the main thing is to choose a good route. In winter, most of the Crimea has above-zero temperatures, and sub-zero temperatures are only encountered in some mountainous areas. For example, the snow on the summit of Mount Epetri can remain for about three months. In the southern part of the mountain peaks the climate is milder and temperatures can reach 15 degrees above zero, with average temperatures around 6 and 8 degrees above zero.

Crimea Winter TourVisit the palaces

Vorontsov Palace, Rivaglia Palace, Yusupov Palace, Bakhchisarayhan Palace – in winter you can visit these palaces, which were celebrated in literature. Stained glass, floral decorative motifs, fountains, formal reception halls: the palaces of Crimean rulers are stunning and dazzling. Strolling through the palaces in winter is much warmer than outdoor activities, and the number of visitors is relatively low at this time of year, and the park is particularly beautiful after the snowfall with its cypress trees.

A must-see in Yalta is the Emir’s Palace in Bukhara, a Moorish-style building. The palace is decorated with noble carvings, complete with galleries and pavilions. However, it can only be visited from the outside at the moment, and the palace is currently a sanatorium.

Wine and dine

The “New World” Champagne House offers a wide range of tours to choose from. You can visit the winery in winter, even on weekends. You can choose the “Royal Tour” program. This tour includes a tasting of the famous “Paradisio” and “Coronation” Champagnes (based on the original recipe of Duke Lev Golitsyn), a visit to the underground cellars, a tour of the cellars, a look at the The shaking process (one of the most important aspects of Champagne production).

If you want to taste the local cuisine, you can go to the New World restaurant “Wine and Fish”, located in the “Vintage” hotel. From the terrace, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Sokol Mountain and New World Bay. The menu is mainly seafood-based, but be sure to try their branded cocktails based on champagne.

So, are you ready to visit Crimea for your next vacation? Since Crimea is not longer part of the Ukraine instated of Russia, you need to obtain a Russian visa in order to travel to Crimea. Visa Express can help you obtain the Russian visa:

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