Some of the essential travel website

November 27th, 2014 is a low-key, high-style graphics lend an edgy look site that provides a wide array of lists of hotels, bars, restaurants in various cities, plus news of local events and club nights. You can check out the ‘schnaps’ section for photographs of good looking people partying at fashiony dos you dreamed of. You can also browse on the maps: so stylish and provides great information for your next stop.

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Important thing travelers must know.

November 20th, 2014

by: Christine Zafra

Imagine this: you’re on a jungle expedition with your fellow tourists when you suddenly slipped on something slimy. You break your arm and blood is oozing from your head gash. You’re losing as much as half pint per hour.

Well, this is not something fictitious as this might happen in real life. If you were rushed to hospital, what do these doctors know about you? Nothing. You’re in a foreign land anyway. So the best thing is to keep your medical history with you wherever you go. Kids Health proposed a very good itinerary for your medical history record and are as follows:

* your name, address, and home phone number as well as a parent’s daytime phone number
* your blood type
* immunizations
* your doctor’s name, address, and office and emergency phone numbers
* the name, address, and phone number of your health insurance carrier, including your policy number
* a list of any ongoing health problems, such as heart disease, diabetes, or AIDS
* a list of current medications you are taking and pharmacy name and phone number
* a list of allergies to medications, food, insects, and animals
* a prescription for glasses or contact lenses
* the name, address, and phone number of a relative other than your parent


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Malaysia, Truly Asia

November 12th, 2014

Malaysia has been one of the most consistent countries in Asia that has been drawing in a lot of tourists. In the recent years, tourism in Malaysia has been quite impressive. The country has made ways to promote their country with their official promotional slogan called “Malaysia, Truly Asia” It is known for being diverse, with towering sky scrapers and breath taking islands. It is also the melting pot of races and religions. Prominent races are Malays, Chinese and Indians and all of these ethnic groups live together in harmony.

The Singaporeans that travel to Malaysia on group tour has increased to 8% from the year 2000. The fact that it is very easy to get to since the two countries are right next to each other makes this possible but also because of the growing number of cheap deals. Tourism Malaysia director for Singapore, Zalizam Zakaria said statistics showed that people now preferred to travel in groups because they are all not familiar with certain places and therefore would be comfortable to go in groups. This is beneficial to travel agents, hotelier and the word of mouth from the experience would add on to more tourists visiting Malaysia.

Another tip.

November 5th, 2014


Are you on medication? Or perhaps you’re taking meds for your migraine most of the time? If you are, better bring your medicines when you travel. Even though your medicines are available over the counter, it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Although over the counter medicines are available anywhere, worse comes to worst, the pill you are looking for has a different milligram. Also, pack some allergy medicines just to make sure. Since you are in a new environment, chances are, your body is not used to it. You might get a rash just because you’ve touched something along the road.

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Traveling – Adventure Style

October 29th, 2014

Traveling to a foreign land, staying in a hotel and seeing the sights as part of a tour group can be boring and downright a waste of money. What better way to explore your country of choice that to do it at your own pace with a personal tour guide to take you places that you might not get to as part of the many groups. Ask around for locals who know the lands and places of interest for they are the best help you can get. Hiring a professional concierge may be a bit too pricey so to save on this, try asking the hotel staff for people who may be able to help you. Some of the best tour guides are the drivers of the places you stay in, who may want some extra cash on their day off. Make arrangements and haggle a bit for the contract price. Remember, this is quite risky for you are not covered by any group and the trip may not be covered by your travel insurance but it might just be worth the risk.

Real Travel

October 22nd, 2014

Real Travel is the best place for real people to find, enjoy and share travel advice and experiences.

At Real Travel, we believe that travel information is about more than price and star ratings – it is about the whole experience one can treasure forever. You want to know and feel what it is really like in the place you want to visit. Get information about the people, their culture, how to get around and avoid problems. Suggestions for itineraries, accommodations, dining and things to do to make your travel worthwhile and exciting.

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Protect Yourself, Get Vaccinated

October 15th, 2014


It’s a fact of life that different kinds of viruses and other diseases exist in other countries. The only way, we can protect ourselves from such when traveling abroad is getting the right vaccination for the right country.

First off, we need to ensure that any existing vaccinations are up to date. A couple examples would be polio, tetanus and booster shots. You can do this by making an appointment with your trusted doctor. Once you’re sure it’s OK, it’s time to consider the shots you need to have.

Research for possible vaccination requirements. One of the best websites I found is Fit For Travel. Although it’s geared towards the UK, it’s a wealth of information for anyone who needs to get the appropriate vaccinations.

After listing them down, get clearance from your doctor that it’s safe for you to take these vaccinations. Last thing you need is to have a violent chemical or biological reaction from these things.

Once you’ve taken them, remain vigilant regarding any news of outbreaks in the country or state you’ll be going into. Remember the maxim, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

Have a safe trip!

To Insure Promptness

October 8th, 2014


…also widely known as tip. It’s also connected with “Keep the change when you pay someone for services rendered. However, how do you know whether your giving too much or too little? Here’s a chart below and the countries and services associated with tipping:

  • United States:  15%-20%  Expected, but usually not included in bill.
  • France:  12%-15%  Usually included in hotel, restaurant bills.
  • U.K.:  10%-12%  Service charge usually in restaurant bill. 
  • Japan:  10%-20%  Tip usually included in hotel, restaurant bill; otherwise, tipping not common. 
  • Germany:  10%-15%  Service charge usually included in restaurant bill; small additional tip is norm.
  • Hong Kong:  10%-15%  Tipping common for all services. 
  • Indonesia: 10%  Usually included in bill; additional tip sometimes added.
  • Italy: 10%  Tips expected for most services. 
  • Malaysia:  10%  Tipping usual for porters and room service. 
  • Mexico:  10%  Tipping common for most services. 
  • Philippines:  10%  Tipping common for most services. 
  • Saudi Arabia:  10%  Tips usually included in restaurant or hotel bill; extra 10% sometimes given for special service.



Time to Pack Up!

October 1st, 2014


So you got all your important things in front of you. You might have also brought along with you some items you’ll need for your vacation or business meeting. Now, how do you place them all in your suitcase or backpack? Let’s start with the bulkiest one: clothes

First things first, you’ll need to remember one thing: pants on top, shirts on the bottom. The reason for this is to ensure that your shirts won’t be moving and shoving around while your pack is being handled by others. Unless you’ve brought a mini iron with you, the last thing we need when we pull out a shirt is finding out that it’s all wrinkled up.

Fold the sleeves and the lower half bottom towards the middle back. Repeat with the other shirts until all done. Once finished, gently place them inside your suitcase. There! That seems easy!

If you have slacks or pants that easily get wrinkled, deal with them first. Fold them lengthwise and place them all on top of the shirts in the suitcase. Then do the same with the other pants and place them on top the pile.

Done! Now what about those other items? Hmmm….we’ll take that up in the next post.

medical essentials for your trip

September 24th, 2014

There are so many things that we need to take care of when we travel. And one of these is packing what we need. There are so things that you need to bring but sometimes you’ll forget to bring something that at some point in your trip you will need but it won’t be in your luggage.

One of the more common things forgotten when packing for a trip is medication. People, especially young travelers, think that if they don’t need to take any kind of prescription medicine that is needed to be taken everyday then they don’t need to bring medicine. But this is not true. There are some medicine essentials that you still need to bring with you when you travel. Among these are analgesics like paracetamol, over the counter medicine for diarrhea or upset stomach, antihistamines in case you develop an allergy and a small first-aid kit. These are some of the things that you need to have in your luggage when you travel.