Reasons To Inspire You Having A Trip With Family

Reasons To Inspire You Having A Trip With Family

Some people say that a family travel is not as exciting as travel with group of friends or solo travel. Many of them reason that having a trip with family can be annoying and uncomfortable. However, it is not always the case. Having a family trip from time to time is recommended to build good relationships between family members. A family trip can be fun too if you plan it in advance so you know what to expect and anticipate. And here are several reasons that may inspire you to finally take a family travel:

Best moment for bonding

A trip can be a great moment for bonding. Even though you see each other on daily basis, it doesn’t guarantee a successful bond between family. Sometimes, you need to form the bond more tightly through special occasion such as a family trip. During the trip, you are required to spend lot of time together, making you feel closer to each other. It may not be as easy as it sounds but it is worth trying especially if your family members tend to have busy schedules on daily basis. Taking effort to plan a family trip can be a great idea for bonding. 

Create meaningful memories

Family Holiday Vacation Create meaningful memories

Travel can unpredictable regardless of how well you plan it in advance. Sometimes, you encounter some hassles or find unexpected happiness during the trip. Those can be meaningful memories to remember for the rest of your life. A trip can be a learning experience as well which help you and your family to develop good qualities inside. The memories you collect from the trip will be something you can recall later in life. 

The feeling of safe and comfortable

When you travel with family, you travel with the people you already know. You don’t have to fit yourself into a group of strangers. With family you feel more secure and comfortable because they already know you. You don’t have to pretend to be someone else and just enjoy the trip. A trip with family can also increase the level of joy and happiness, making you feel more grateful with what you have. 

Create an adventure

You and your family can plan your family trip together and create a list of activities you want to do. This way, you can put activities that everyone will like and will be able to participate in. You can create your own adventure with your own rules because it your family trip. It allows everyone to speak up their opinion about things they’d like to do, making the trip more personal and fun. 

Get better deals

In tourism industry, there are often special offerings for group travels. Hence, you can take advantage of that with taking family with you for a trip. Travel as family opens up more opportunity to get the best deals out there. You may have various discounts or bonus packages. Hence, the cost will be more economical. Look into this by talking with travel agent or service. 

Tips To Have Stress-Free Trips For Senior Travelers

Tips To Have Stress-Free Trips For Senior Travelers

Travelling might not be on the list of priority for seniors. However, it should not be excluded either. There are many benefits of travel for seniors such as boosting confidence, staying active, and developing emotional stability. Of course, travel for seniors may appear a little more daunting due to many limitations. However, you can still do it with a little more planning and preparations. 

How to have a stress-free trip

Travel is unpredictable and things can go wrong even with how thorough the preparation is. However, travel also even more incredible things not only to young generations but also for the seniors. You don’t have to stop yourself from exploring the world and experiencing new things at your senior age. And here are some tips for you to have such smooth trip:

Choose easily-navigated destination

It is recommended to choose s destination that can be easily navigated. Choose a destination where you are sure you will have accommodation that meet your needs. If you feel anxious about going on a  solo trip, consider a group trip instead. Hence, you know you are not going to wander around in an unknown place. A cruise is recommended because most of them often accommodate special services including for senior travelers. 

Choose direct and shortest routes

Choose direct and shortest routes 2

Once you decided your destination, choose the best routes where you can get to your destination faster and easier. Hence, direct and shortest routes are safe choice. However, make sure that with the routes you choose, you still have time on layover ans grab your meals, go to the bathroom, and stretch your legs. 

Request special services you need in advance

Not all travel agents or tour company provides special service for seniors. Hence, it is always best to find out from the beginning. See if you can request special service in advance. For example, ask the airport if they can provide you wheelchair service, or if you can have an airport staff assist you for checking-in or boarding process. 

Prepare required documents

Do not forget your preparation not only the essentials like toiletries and clothes but also your documents such as passport, boarding pass, itinerary, medical contact information, insurance card, emergency contact information, etc. It is strongly recommended to prepare these documents first before anything else and secure them in your bag that can be easily accessed when needed.

Don’t forget your medications

See your doctor first prior to the trip to ensure you are in good condition to go. Discuss your travel plan with your doctor so they give you the best advice and a supply of needed medication to last you through the trip. It is best to have extra supply of medication just in case your return from the trip is delayed or something. Also, put your medication in a place you can easily access. Set an alarm to remind you when to take your medication so you won’t forget it even if you have such a hectic day during the trip.

Making The Most Of Your Vacation In An All-Inclusive Resort

In some places, travel bans have been lifted gradually which makes people in high spirit to travel domestically. There are many ways you can enjoy vacation after being cooped up due to the global pandemic such as spending few days for a relaxing vacation in an all-inclusive resort. If you are leaving in a city or country that has already lower rate of covid-19 and being able to have a little vacation, make sure to do it with caution. Even with heightened cleaning protocols, you still have to stay safe. 

Making The Most Of Your Vacation In An All-Inclusive Resort

How to enjoy your vacation safely in an all-inclusive resort

It is important to do a pre-planning to ensure your little vacation will be worth it while staying safe. Here are several tips for you to fully enjoy your vacation in an all-inclusive resort during transition times of the global pandemic:

Consider the time to go for a vacation

It is more recommended to go during the weekdays not on weekend. It is great if you can start your vacation on Monday and return to your home on weekend. It is best to avoid crowded check-ins. You don’t want to interact too many people even though the situation in your place is already deemed safe. You need to stay cautious and be careful. 

Do your own research before booking the resort

Plan ahead of time

Of course, most of the resorts are still operating on restricted hours and rules. It is recommended to not plan for a whole week stay. Instead, you can just book for two or three days at max. Take your own car to reach the resort to avoid crowded of public transportation. Plan different activities and relaxation opportunities you can do during your stay. 

Plan ahead of time

If you have something on your mind, it is best to plan ahead. For example, some resorts have limited the schedule for yoga and salsa dancing class. They may also limit their fitness centers to just a handful of people at a time. Hence, make sure you fit you fit the schedule well to avoid disappointment. Make a reservation so you won’t miss out your favorite activities. 

Safety first

Always practice good hygiene and social distancing rules even if the staffs of the resorts allow you not to. Avoid any physical engagement with people you encounter during your vacation in the resort. Choose the time for walking, jogging, or biking during the time when less people are out. Keep your mask on, wash your hand, and keep the distance regardless of who you encounter with. 

Eat outdoors

It is recommended to eat outdoors even though the resort offer various dining options. It aims to eat with good ventilation to reduce the risk of virus transmission. If the resort you stay in doesn’t have outdoor restaurants then choose the largest dining. Choose less busy time to have your meal. Also, it is best to minimize bar time. You can enjoy a glass of good wine in your room instead of getting drunk while mingling with others irresponsibly. 

Travel Tips When You Rely On Medications

How to travel with medications without so much hassle

People who rely on medication on everyday life can still travel comfortable and safely. However, there are necessary cautions and rules you need to know before travelling with all your medications especially when you travel internationally. It is even more crucial when you plan a long term travel in which you are going to need more than a 30-day supply of pills for example. 

How to travel with medications without so much hassle

The very first thing you need to do to plan your trip regardless if it is long or short-term trip is to see your doctor. This way, you know what you will need for smooth travel and ensure that your body won’t be put at risk. 

Doctor can also prescribe you medication that fit your duration of the trip. They can even make you a note or prescription just in case you need it during the trip. Proper supporting documentation for your health and medication will help a lot in making your trip smooth. If it is possible ask for digital document so it won’t be at risk of being lost or damaged. When needed, you can just open the documents in your phone. 

There won’t be any major issues when you travel with medication even if it’s for more than 3–day supply as long as it is not illegal drugs. However, it is important to keep your medication such as pills in their original bottle complete with the sticker on the front stating your name and doctor’s name.this prevents you from being in trouble when you are in security line. 

If your medication’s supply is too many and you don’t have enough room to keep them in your luggage, pack small day-of-week pill organizer instead. Avoid using bulky bottle because it takes up space and not practical. Always make sure that the prescription from your doctor is accessible or within your reach. 

If your medications contain something unusual such as narcotics, bring a note your doctor gave you. The note should explain what medication is and why you need to take it with you. It is safer fir you to learn about the rules of flying with medication before the trip. It is because drugs that are legal in your country might be illegal in other countries or the country you are going to travel to. Always double-check prior to the trip so you are sure you understand the rule and know what to expect. 

It is best to keep your medications in your carry on so they are within your reach when you need them. It is also recommended that you bring twice the amount of medicine you need to the trip. And separate the bottles. This way, you will always have your medication even the unexpected happen such as delayed or canceled flight. The most vital thing to do when travelling with medication is always plan ahead to not out your health at risk throughout the trip. 

How To Prevent Migraine When Travelling

How To Prevent Migraine When Travelling

Migraine while travelling can be a major discomfort for you. The problem is, migraine can happen to anyone regardless. However, it is also preventable. It means, you can avoid it from coming to you if you know what the triggers are. Migraine attack can last from minutes to days, depending on individual condition. It can ruin your travel spirit because you don’t feel like going out of your hotel. 

Preventing migraine when travel

The most common factors of migraine include periods (for women), stress, fatigue, excessive caffeine or alcohol intake, skipping meals, change in weather, particular smells. You can take some precautions to avoid migraine from happening when you are travelling and here are several of them.

Be mindful of what you eat

It is important to know what you eat especially if your body is easily triggered by your food intake. Travel itself can be stressful for your body. Unfamiliar foods can lead to more health problems including migraine. Also, make sure not to skip your meals. If you are unsure you can find foods while exploring around, carry your own snacks so your stomach won’t empty for too long. 

Stay hydrated

Stay hydrated

Dehydration can lead to so many health problems. Travel makes you more prone to it. Hence, make sure to drink plenty of water while travelling. It can prevent you from suffering from migraine. However, stick to mineral water or fruit juice. Cut your caffeine, sugar, and alcohol intake while travelling. You can drink those but make sure to not go overboard. Also, be mindful with the tap water in the country you visit.  

Stay away from smoke

It can be a trigger for migraine. So you can book your accommodation that offer smoke-free area for you to stay. Non-smoking room during travel is so healthier option especially if you easily get migraine. 

Bring aromatherapy oil

If you tend to be very sensitive to smell that cause migraine, you can bring aromatherapy oil with you. You don’t know what smells you will encounter during your exploration time when travel. But if you have your gun ready then you can stay comfortable. Choose oil with fresh smells that you love. It can be lavender, mint, fruits, etc. 

Careful planning

Plan ahead so you can set your schedule right. Do not cram your activities for the trip because it can put a strain in your body causing stress and fatigue which also lead to migraine. Make sure to take a break from time to time when exploring places. 

Sleep well

Sleep well to avoid migraine when travelling. Lack of sleep can lead to major headache or migraine. It is often that travelers experience difficulty to sleep because of jet lag for example. However, make sure to navigate your body to sleep regularly to avoid any stress and fatigue that lead to migraine. 

Bring your own medication

If you are prone to migraine, it is best to bring your own medications. So you always have them within your reach when needed. You don’t have to go looking for the medicines when migraine attacks during travel. 

Adding More Fun to Your Canggu Bali Villas Stay Experience

canggu villas experience

Taking a long vacation in Bali would be just perfect if done in a villa. With more space than hotel rooms allow and the upmost privacy that comes with the fences, enjoying your vacation in this little tropical island would feel very relaxing. Especially when you are staying in Canggu, one of the coastal area in Bali that uniquely mixed Bali’s rice fields and surfing beaches with modern urban living. Taking residence in Canggu Bali villas for few weeks could easily be one the best vacation you ever have. But wait, you can make your villa-escapade even more pleasant with these five fun-guaranteed activities!

Rent Fun Floaters to Swim in Your Canggu Bali Villas

Rent Fun Floaters to Swim in Your Canggu Bali Villas

Floaters are just in on the latest trend in Bali—and they do add more sparks to your holiday. Vibrant and come in various shapes and colours, you can find any floaters that match your liking. From the popular swans to bright yellow pizza and Insta-ready white shells, their pop of colour make your villa vacation more vibrant. Lie back in these cheerful floaters and enjoy a perfet day in the pool under the sunny skies. Some villas have these fun prop ready for your disposal. However, you can always rent one or two in the nearest pool float rental stores. 

Get A Private Massage by the Window

Have an oceanfront window in your Canggu Bali Villas? Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a blissful private spa massage by the sea. Just to let you know, the price of an actual semi-open seaside spa in Bali is quite exorbitant. Save more by calling a professional massage therapist to your villa. An alternative to equally heavenly spa from your villa: try having massage session in the the garden or by the pool. With the beautiful surrounding and yet the ultimate privacy from the high walls, having massage treatment in this setting will certainly give one an incredible relazation. 

Have BBQ Dinner in Canggu Bali Villas 

Have BBQ Dinner in Canggu Bali Villas

The fully-equipped kitchen of a villa and its semi-open dining room make it possible to host a BBQ party. Having a barbecue party is a must if you’re staying with family or friends—it adds a whole lot of fun and depth to your staying experience! Or you can always enjoy an intimate barbecue dinner with your special someone, your choice. You can always source the meat from Canggu’s local meat house and fresh supermarket or order a barbecue set complete with the grill, mini stove, and meat from online barbecue delivery. 

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A Romantic Hot Bath Time

There’s nothing sexier than soaking on a hot bath with your special someone. Experience the luxury of Canggu Bali villas by filling up the bath tub with hot water and drop your favourite bath bomb. Enjoy the steamy bath with a glass of champagne. You can always lit up some scented candles and turn on slow music to compliment the romantic mood!

Play Board Games by the Pool

When was the last time you play a board game? We often get too busy to play anything at all. In a holiday, you finally have all the time to relax and play. Lots of Bali villas in Canggu know how entertaining board games can be and you can find various board games in their shelves. Whether its UNO stack or classic old chess, playing your favourite game by the pool with your holiday partner is just perfect to spend the day! 

5 Mistakes to Avoid in the Raja Ampat Tour

Raja Ampat Tour

The Island of Raja Ampat is home to some of the best pristine beaches in the world. With features like these, the archipelago spanning over forty thousand square kilometers makes for an idyllic sanctuary where travelers can dive, swim, snorkel, and savor some genuinely unforgettable sunrise and sunsets. For those planning to visit the stunning Island, there are certain essential things to keep in mind. To be fully prepared for your Raja Ampat Tour. Here are five mistakes to avoid on the Island.

Visiting only one Island in Raja Ampat Tour

The tropical paradise is located off the northwest tip of Bird’s Head Penisula in West Papua, Indonesia. It is an archipelago consisting of over 1.500 small islands surrounding the main islands, Waigeo, Batanta, Misool, and Salawati. Whether you visit multiple islands by staying at more than one hotel throughout your Tour. Or you charter a liveaboard to an adjacent atoll, make sure to island-hop while visiting the fantastic destination here.

Avoiding the local culture

The culture here is as unique and beautiful as its nature. Don’t leave the Island before walking through the traditional villages and meeting the friendly locals. The local people are friendly, cheerful, and warm people living in their daily social lifestyle. You can find local children playing traditional games, dancing and singing classic songs. Or you may find local artists working on their crafts for souvenirs. Complete your Raja Ampat Tour by trying delicious local foods.

You are not considering a liveaboard in Raja Ampat Tour

One of the best ways to explore the Island of Raja Ampat by the liveaboard trip. The Raja Ampat liveaboards come with a wide range of facilities, including the liveaboard crew, chefs, dive instructors, and other staff, depending on the type of liveaboard you book for the trip. You can even rent out the entirety of a private liveaboard; renting a private liveaboard can also make for a perfect distance trip. Going on a liveaboard to Raja Ampat is a fun holiday. The ship would drive around and explore the beauty of the Island.

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Raja Ampat Tour

Skipping the underwater adventure

The marine natural resources around the Island give it significant potential as a tourist destination. There are plenty of water activities you can enjoy here. The Island is a scuba diving heaven. Remember, you don’t need to be a scuba diver to enjoy the beauty of the underwater of the Island. Book snorkeling trip, and it will undoubtedly be one of the most memorable underwater experiences for this trip.

Forgetting the reef-safe sunscreen at home

When visiting any destination where the native reef is a highlight attraction, reef-safe sunscreen is a must. To support the ongoing environmental initiatives to preserve the Raja Ampat reefs, bring your reef-safe sunscreen before visiting the Island.

Planning Your Dream Trip For The Future

The global pandemic has brought many changes to our lives now. However, it is still unsafe to be freely travelling around the world now. Not to mention that some countries are still implementing some restrictions for visitors. However, this situation will not last forever. In fact, we are getting better now with how some countries are already loosening up their restrictions. Implementing ‘new normal’ now is necessary to stay safe and healthy. 

Planning Your Dream Trip For The Future

Tips to plan your dream trip

It may be impossible to adjust back to travel habits like before the global pandemic. Even many travel destinations that have been reopened, new policies and guidance are made to keep everyone safe. However, there will be times when you can free to visit your travel destination. Therefore, it is time for you to plan your dream trip while you have time to do so. 

Try Island Hopping

Research interesting places for a getaway after the stress of the pandemic. Visiting a place that can give you healing vibe is a nice choice. You need a place where you can feel soothed and relieved. Island hopping is not a bad idea. There are many great choices to do so such as Greece. Island hopping in Greece is interesting because there are so many beautiful islands you can visit such as Santorini, Corfu, Mykonos, and more. 

Think about Hiking 

Planning Your Dream Trip For The Future

Hiking is also a great idea for your future trip when things get back to normal. There are many destinations but one of the most interesting places for hiking is Jordan. Hiking may cause you fatigue but the thrill is exhilarating. You can try to tackle the entire route or opt for the ones you are confident you are capable to conquer. Today though, you can also enjoy virtual explore of the Jordan Trail while waiting for it to be reopened. 

Tour to the Wildlife

A wildlife tour can be your dram trip too. Interacting with animals in their habitat can be a healing moment. Wildlife adventure also can bring you energy no other places can. However, it may not be easy to plan wildlife adventure for your dream trip because of new environmental regulations. You may have to wait a bit longer until some facilities for this kind of adventure reopens. However, you can research more and mark your destination from now. The most recommended place is Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands. There you can meet tortoises, penguins, and various rare birds. 

Cherry Blossom Festival, Anyone?

Planning Your Dream Trip For The Future

Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival is also something you can expect to next year since this year’s has been canceled due to the pandemic. You can plan this dream trip in advance and prepare everything such as your budget, and itinerary. You can also try the bullet trains which are known to be affordable and fast. You can enjoy the festival by bullet trains. 

There are more places you can aim for your dream trip in the future. While waiting for the real things to be reopened, you can enjoy various virtual vacation online. It helps your research for your dream trip as well.

The Komodo Dragon Island is Reopening, What Should You Do?

The 2020 pandemic has forced everything to halt; travel is one among things that’s been suspended for the health concerns. However, after more than four months of quarantine and evaluation, the world is now slowly embracing new normalities. National parks and other natural attractions across Indonesia are preparing to welcome tourists once again. The Komodo dragon island is one of the major national parks which has been developing new systems, regulations, and arrangements for a safer travelling post the Corona storm. The national park will first welcome domestic travels before waiting for further evaluation from the ministry to open for international travellers. If you are currently staying at Bali or somewhere in Indonesia, you can relieve the quarantine burnout soon and get lost in the beauty of Komodo National Park soon. In the meanwhile, this is what you should do.

The Komodo Dragon Island is Reopening, What Should You Do?

Look for New Normal Rules Information in Komodo Dragon Island as Much as Possible

Though the general rules of living a life in times of pandemic is regulated by the central government, every region has slightly different approach of embracing the new normalities. Some regions like Jakarta, for example, is stricter than let’s say the Batu Bulan village in Bali. Look for the newest new normal rules applied in Labuan Bajo and Komodo Dragon Island so you know what to prepare.

Prepare for Higher Cost of Travelling

Since there is less demands for travels, prices will be expected to rise up. This include flight tickets, accommodations, pickup car or taxi from and to airports, and probably the Komodo tour ticket itself.

…But You Might Get Some Special Deals!

The Komodo Dragon Island is Reopening, What Should You Do?

In time of the pandemic, we have seen hotels, resorts, and other holiday homes offering best deals offers to survive. The offers itself presents in form of discounts, bundle deals, or a bonus free stay for some certain nights stay. Do your best efforts to research on tourism deals at Labuan Bajo. Who knows, you might land a good deal that otherwise won’t exist in a normal situation!

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Get Used to Extra Hygiene and Cleanliness

Though the Komodo Dragon Island and arounds are quite barren from civilization, that doesn’t mean you can neglect the strict Corona safety and hygiene protocols. Your liveaboard will be disinfected as often as possible. Passengers should follow the disinfecting rules and maintain their own cleanliness. Hand sanitiser, alcohol spray, and face mask will be the holy trio that should be with you always.

No More Big Parties Travelling to Komodo Dragon Island

It sucks, right? Meeting new friends on Komodo liveaboard used to be the spice of the travels. It’s so fun to share stories with likeminded strangers who ended up to be our best buddies in the trip. After the coronavirus however, this won’t remain the same. Strangers make us cautious and sharing facilities with them can lead to anxiety. Well, if this bothers you, the only option to lessen the risk and enjoy the Komodo tour at its upmost is chartering the whole liveaboard for yourself. It’s quite pricey, but highly recommended for travelling during the pandemic.  

Must Visit Places in Jordan!

Must Visit Places in Jordan!

Jordan is an Arab country located on the eastern bank of the Jordan. It is made up of ancient monuments, nature reserves and seaside resorts. The country is home to the famous archaeological site of Petra, the Nabatean capital founded around 300 BC. J-C. Installed in a narrow valley and provided with tombs, temples and monuments carved in the pink sandstone cliffs which surround it, Pétra deserves its nickname of “pink city”. Jordan, including in the country of the Middle East, borders Saudi Arabia to the south and east, Syria to the north and Israel for the western part. Looks like this country has no mining equipment. This is why Jordan meets its oil needs by importing it from several neighboring countries.

Dead Sea

Must Visit Places in Jordan!

The Dead Sea is a salt lake shared between Israel, the West Bank and Jordan. Its surface located more than 400 m below sea level makes it the lowest point on earth. It is renowned for its extremely high salinity, which allows it to float easily, and for its black mud rich in minerals, used for cosmetic and therapeutic purposes in spas in the region. The desert surrounding the Dead Sea is dotted with oases and historic sites. Dead Sea salt levels reach 31.5% (9 times the salt level in normal levels, which is only 3.5%). This allows all objects inserted therein to float. In the Dead Sea there are no living fish. Even if the water is exposed to the eye, it will be painful.

Petra

Must Visit Places in Jordan!

Petra is a famous archaeological site, located in the southwest Jordanian desert. Dating back to around 300 BC. AD, it was the capital of the Nabataean kingdom. Accessible by the Sîq, a narrow canyon, the site contains tombs and temples carved out of the pink sandstone cliffs from which it takes its nickname “pink city”. The Khazneh, 45 meters high, is undoubtedly the most famous building in Petra. It is a temple with an ornate facade in Greek style and known by the other name of “Treasure”. Petra enchantress, it is very difficult to describe with such beautiful and amazing words of the city. Petra is part of an archaeological site which is also a city made by carving stone walls in Jordan. The name Petra comes from the Greek meaning stone. It is a symbol of protection and technique.

Amman Roman Ancient Theater

Must Visit Places in Jordan!

The Ancient Roman Theater of Amman in Jordan forms with the neighboring Odeon a remarkable archaeological site. It would have been built between 138 and 161 AD. AD by Emperor Antoninus the Pious and is the largest in Jordan, with 6,000 seats. The Roman theater is divided into 3 horizontal regions. First, the entrance area is located on the ground floor, the second is the one facing the orchestra and the third is the stage. The room behind the door is now used as a traditional Jordanian museum on one side, and on the other side is also the Jordanian folklore museum.