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Iceland Points of Interest

Europe - Eric Anderson - February 2, 2018

Iceland attractions

Iceland attractions are a little island situated in the North Atlantic Sea and are recorded as the westernmost country of the European continent. It lies 800 km far from Scotland in the northwest way and 970 km from Norway in west direction. The northern coast of Iceland attractions is touching Arctic Circle just a spot. The position of Iceland makes it available by air and waterways only. Keflavík airport, Iceland’s international airport is associated with 20big cities of Europe and America and delivers services of about 115 international flights in a week.

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How to Plan a Solo Traveling Trip

Travel Blog, Travel Tips - Ross French - November 10, 2017

How you plan your solo traveling trip – where you’ll go, what you’ll take and what you’ll do – depends on what kind of trip you want to have. This guide recognizes four themes for a solo traveling trip which all have different requirements and can be found in different places; nature, culture, luxury and adventure. Once you’ve decide where you want to go and you’ve come up with a basic outline for your trip, you’ll need to do more extensive and detailed research that focuses on how you’ll stay safe throughout your journey. This is a guide to planning a solo traveling trip.

Australia

A lot of people choose Australia as their travel destination, particularly for gap years. This trip is likely to be a combination of nature and adventure. The nature in Australia is incredible and impossible to ignore – from wild kangaroos, to the insects and reptiles which you need to research and guard against – and any journey across this varied and stunning landscape will soon turn into an adventure. There are both advantages and disadvantages to it being so popular a destination; on the one hand, it should be easy to find temporary or casual work, while on the other employers and others can take advantage of young travelers, so you always need to be on your guard.

Caribbean

These islands should give you the opportunity to experience all four of the themes, and there are always a variety of Grand Cayman condos for sale if you decide to settle, as many do. The nature is self-explanatory, from the marine creatures to the rare birds of the mangrove forests, while there is a culture of music and celebration all around you. From the yachts cruising by to lavish parties, you’ll find luxury everywhere you look – and, as for adventure, each island brings something different, so expect the unexpected.

Thailand

This is another very popular location for travelers – so, again, do as much research about how to stay safe as possible. You can find luxury among the idyllic beaches, and nature waiting everywhere to be seen. There are luxury hotels and restaurants which give you almost an infinite choice, while you could volunteer in an elephant conservation program, for example, and you can also experience the power of a real monsoon.

Europe

The European tour can be done on a single train ticket that you can use all over the continent, and this will give you access to both the cultured and the luxurious nature of the continent. You could spend the warmer months among the museums and archives of Spain and Italy, learning about the past and the present, or seeing operas and shows in Germany, before heading to the luxury hotels and casinos of Monaco.

United States

The all-American road trip is known for its spontaneous and adventurous style; just pick up an old car and hit the country’s famous routes, which go up to three thousand miles in length. These will take you through the natural and cultural sites of greatest importance in the country, from the Grand Canyon to the historic Mount Rushmore.

However, because this will involve traveling through various states, make sure you know the law and the customs in each place you visit.

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Daisy Travel to Europe

Europe, Travel Blog - Ross French - May 7, 2015

Europe remains the world leader in art, architecture, food, fashion, design, etc. and it is enriched with historical and cultural values. It is rounded up with fascinating cities known for their museums, shops, restaurants, night life, recreation and aesthetics.Eiffel tower in Paris

The Eiffel tower in Paris, France is the tallest building in the world. There are many interesting facts about the Eiffel tower. It is owned by local government and it is maintained by a private company. A visitor can see about 40 miles in all directions from the top of the Eiffel tower. Eiffel tower is the symbol of Paris, with rich beauty and colorful history. The tourism to Europe is not completed unless visit to Eiffel tower is completed.Rome
Rome, Italy surrounded with temples and legal buildings and filled with statues and bridges. It is a region to offer sea, nature, good food and villages rich in history and art. It is the fifth most visited country in the world. Vatican City is the spiritual home to the world’s 1.1 billion Catholics, boasts more than 30,000 churches and sanctuaries. Seven of the world’s 10 most visited Christian sanctuaries are in Vatican City. Pisa tower also known as Leaning tower of Pisa, considered as one of the world wonder present in Italy.

London is the capital of Europe

London is the capital of Europe, largest and richest country too. It has large cultural diversity and there will be always something new to learn and experience. Westminster is a popular unique building and it is commonly called as house of parliament in London. It is one of the most popular place people like to visit. It is located at bank of the river Thames. There are many towers of different height present in this building. One of the most popular tower is Victoria tower. It is the tallest tower in Westminster building with 98 meters height.

Venice, from the Ponte di Rialto in north-eastern direction

Venice, from the Ponte di Rialto in north-eastern direction

Venice, Italy one of the magical place on earth, has stone buildings of greater beauty sit on water. It contains about 150 canals, spanned by about 400 bridges. The main circulator routes of the city are canals and it is maintained periodically.

Barcelona

Barcelona, city of modern art is also known as second capital of Spain after Madrid. It is home to many famous architects. It is almost lively at night as it is during day time. It is an ideal place to enjoy almost any time because of its perfect climate. In addition to the above, art exhibitions, concerts and different type of shows happens all the time.

With a well preserved cultural heritage, wide cultural diversity and efficient infrastructure, Europe stands in most top place in world’s tourism places.


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Travel Horror Story – The Barcelona All-Nighter

Travel Tips - Ross French - April 26, 2011

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By: Mike Argyle

If you’ve never been to Europe, the two pieces of advice that will get you through unscathed are as follows:

1. Do not give money to anyone on the street.

2. Always keep your possessions in your firm grasp.

mike_maxWhether or not you abide by these or agree with them at all, many of the problems that could hurt your trip (and this is true virtually anywhere, not just in Europe) will be reduced if you just follow these two things. Cold hearted? Maybe, but that allowed me to emerge with no issues.
Well, relatively.

I was spending a week in Barcelona with a friend of mine and we had all our accommodations booked for the entire time, save the first night where we decided to just explore the city and we would forego sleep. Great idea, right?

jack_nightmareIt started off promising, We wandered around the streets, ate some food, grabbed a few beers and high-fived a giant Jack from A Nightmare Before Christmas, before stumbling on a Celtic concert being held in the square. Awesome! Add in a butt load of beer and early vacation optimism and we were ready for the rest of the night. Dawn would be a breeze.

My friend then decided he was in need of some substance of the illegal nature and sought a proprietor of said substance. I was all for buying beer on the street after hours, despite it also being a problem, but anything else I was fine without it, but that’s just me. He managed to find someone who sold  kind of what he wanted, but then asked instead for something else. The salesman, kind as he was, said in broken English that he would go and find some. And so we waited. And waited. Finally when it seemed like it wasn’t in the cards – oh joy – the humble salesman returned with it. My friend though, decided he didn’t want it. Ugh.

We were then followed by some of his companions, intent on peddling their wares, despite our bilingual protestations to the contrary. Finally, they left. This is when I turned to my friend and told him I didn’t feel like getting shanked or arrested on my first night in Spain and it probably wouldn’t look good on his student visa either. Call me a downer, I just don’t roll that way.

It was at this time, 2am, that we realized a place to sleep would’ve been optimal and we were morons for wanting to wander around all night. Continuing with our trend of moronishness, we relocated to a park bench to rest. My buddy was dating a girl at the time who said she would stay up and read because she wasn’t tired and watch our bags while we rested. We agreed and went to sleep for an hour.

sunriseWe were woken up by her, who said her bag had been stolen. Not in a struggle or anything that we could’ve stopped, but rather by someone who came up behind the bench and took it. My buddy and I were sleeping on our bags – because we are smart – but hers was by her feet. By then, it was 4am and we decided to walk around. It was made all the easier by us being one bag lighter. So hooray for thieves!

We made it to the beach just in time to watch the sun rise – amazing. But just before that, a kindly young fellow, shivering despite the over 25 degree pre-dawn temperature, asked if we had any hash. We apologized and informed him we did not, and he went on his way. I guess we should’ve procured some earlier, but then again I am selfish. Upon making our way back to the train station to get the rest of our luggage, we saw our dear fellow passed out and still shivering on a bench.

What a magical city!

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