Travel Insurance for Luggage: Do You Need It?

December 18th, 2014

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Some people just hop on planes expecting that their luggages will be with them once they touchdown. However, this doesn’t always happen and the people who experience this get traumatized bigtime because they just didn’t lose their luggage but also their money and expensive gadgets and accessories.

However, with the right travel insurance, you never have to worry about your luggage winding up on the other side of the world.

Many of us are tempted to purchase travel insurance just in case the travel gods are not looking down on us. Travel insurance covers several items, many of which provide an invaluable benefit.

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Essential Information

December 11th, 2014

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Purchasing property in Spain is a major investment, with our essential information guide is on hand to offer you the tips and tricks of the trade in order to make buying investment property in Spain not only simple but also enjoyable. Spain is still considered the no. 1 holiday destination in UK because of its weather, property value, accessibility, and growth

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Eating on Budget

December 4th, 2014

1.jpgGood thing now a day is that eating out need not to be expensive. There are ways and tips to help expand our meal allowance for the duration of our travel. Just follow these guides;
1. Before traveling, always bring snacks that have a substantial shelf life and can be jam in
your backpack – crackers, nuts, juices, canned foods.
2. When traveling with a group, don’t forget to share everything….food & during payment
3. Stay in a hotel with free breakfast
4. If a free fruit bowl is given, consume it as a snack, its already paid
5. Get a take-out from resto outside the hotel, it’s less expensive

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Some of the essential travel website

November 27th, 2014


Superfuture.com 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

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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

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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!