Top 3 places to visit during winter

September 6th, 2013 by cooldude

travel in winterWith winter just around the corner you would definitely be making some plans to go for a vacation. Going on a long vacation often takes that stress away from your whole body and keeps you fresh and energetic. Given below are three best places that you can visit during the winter season:

• Cappadocia, Turkey: one of the most popular holiday destinations for people is Turkey and Cappadocia is one of the busiest destinations of Turkey because of its ancient underground cities, the marvelous rock formations and also other places. This city is located 450 miles away from Istanbul, the capital city of Turkey. If you visit this place in winter then you should bring some heavy winter garments because it is really chilly during winter. You would also have to bring waterproof boots for the underground adventures.
• Whistler, Canada: this is basically a mountain range located in Canada which is perfect for seekers and skiers who love some adventure whenever they are on a vacation. It has some of the best views and which place you go it would be a pleasure to your eyes. A ski gear and shearling coat is a must when you visit this place during the winter season and you would also need to carry sunscreen in order to protect your skin from the cold rays of the sun.
• Buenos Aires, Argentina: if you are not fond of the cold during winters then you should visit Buenos Aires. It is a rather warm place famous for the great food, exciting dances and last but not the least the wine. In this city you can enjoy 24 hours a day and you will surely find people to accompany you. the atmosphere of the place is very nice and that is the main reason why people are so enthusiastic to visit this place during winters.

A Tour at Ko Tao, Thailand’s Little Paradise

August 23rd, 2013 by wholetravel

bangkokIn an article published by Yahoo! Travel, Bangkok has finally overtaken London as the world’s most popular destination. According to MasterCard’s Global Destination Cities Index 2013, the Southeast Asian city received 15.98 million tourists in 2013 as compared to London’s 15.96 million. MasterCard reported that the activities and allures such as spicy Thai cuisine, ancient temples, huge Buddha statues, shopping malls are what lured in millions of tourists to visit the Southeast Asian paradise.

If you’re going to divide that 15.96 million to seven (the number of months that has passed this 2013), it shows that an average of 2 million visitors arrives in Bangkok every month; that is too much for a tiny city. Not that it is a bad thing, but for travellers whose aim is relax and recuperate, the busy streets of Bangkok is the best place to unwind. If you are thinking the same way, here’s something you can do: finish your shopping escapades in the city right away and ask your agent to book you tickets to a paradise called Ko Tao. This island, which is 30 minutes away from the Thailand capital by plane, is known for its peaceful atmosphere and eco-tourism.

flight bookings thailandKo Tao is called Turtle Island because its shape resembles a turtle. Because the government keeps it that way, the island is not as crowded as Phuket and other mainstream Thailand beaches. You will definitely feel refreshed and at ease in this place as the island receives only an average 9,000 visitors per month.

Apart from taking a dip in its cool and pristine waters, tourists also come to Ko Tao to take part in a one-of-a-kind diving experience. As of this year, the island has a total of 12 official diving spots, all featuring a wide range of marine life. Among the marine species that people get to see during their diving sessions are the great barracuda, titan triggerfish, clown triggerfish, hawksbill turtle, whale shark, and manta ray. The island also boasts scenic natural landmarks like huge boulders and odd rock formations, white sand beaches, hundreds of hard and soft coral formations, and a huge rock chimney that features an amazing vertical swim-through. Other activities worth-trying in Ko Tao are hiking, camping, sailing, island hopping, and mountain biking.

When it comes to hotel accommodation, you will never feel like you’re away from the city as Ko Tao has a number of hotels and resorts with 24 hour air-conditioning, in-house theaters, mini-golf courses, and sizzling bars. Restaurants around the island also serve different cuisines, boasting cuisines like Thai, French, Italian, and so much more. With a combination of natural and man-made pleasures, Ko Tao island is surely the place to be.

Finding cheap vacation packages online

August 22nd, 2013 by cooldude

cheap vacation packages onlineDo you want to take your family on a vacation but are worried about the mammoth cost you will have to bear for it? Well, if your answer to this question is a yes then you need to understand that you are not the only one. There are many people who deter from taking their families on vacations because of the big bucks they will need to shell out. However, you will be glad to know that if you do a bit of research then finding cheap vacation packages are not that difficult at all. Here are a few steps for finding cheap vacation packages.

To find cheap vacation packages, you must first undertake an online research. Most travel agencies advertise their vacation packages online nowadays and the internet is the best place where you will find holiday packages that will not burn a hole in your pocket. Once you have found travel agencies that offer cheap packages to the tourist destination you are on keen on, you will have to compare the deals that each of them are offering. Give preference to packages that are all-inclusive; they include both flight fares and hotel tariffs and gives you a very clear idea about the money that you will have to spend. There are some holiday packages that offer discounts on car rentals as well. What you will have to do is first whittle down your option to two or three packages. Then you will have to call these two or three package providers and ensure that none of the things mentioned in their advertisements are misleading.

After you have decided on a certain vacation package, you will need to book in online. To successfully book the package you must follow the directions mentioned on the website. After completing the booking procedure, make sure that you receive the confirmation email.

La Isla de las Munecas: Dare to Travel to the Island of Cursed Dolls

June 26th, 2013 by cooldude

Isla de las Munecas, travel destinationIf you have a patent for creepy and spooky places to visit then this Halloween, you can take a trip to Mexico and visit the infamous island of the dolls which is locally known as the Isla de las Munecas. It is one of the most popular tourist sports in Mexico and it’s known to have a curse. The people who live there believe that if they don’t keep on hanging dolls on trees and from homes then they will be cursed.

Years ago, a guy name Santana had a family of a wife and a daughter. One day he left and didn’t come back for years. His wife committed suicide and the girl died of starvation in a nearby river. When Santana came back and found out about what happened, he hung the dolls he had got for his daughter from the trees and hung himself from the tree near the river. From that day onwards the people hang dolls there. The dolls rot and wither away giving the island a dead, zombie like look.

Best Trekking Locations of the Himalayas

June 14th, 2013 by cooldude

Trekking Locations of the HimalayasIf you are an adventure freak, embarking on a trekking expedition to the Himalayas can be really exotic for you. The fantastic view of the world’s highest peak Mt Everest, the exquisite Himalayan ranges and beauty of India and Nepal can surely take away your heart. Sikkim, Himachal, Ladakh and Garhwal are the most popular routes for trekkers all over the world.

You can have the best trekking experience between April and November. You will also get the taste of different cultures in the colorful country of India. Kanchenjunga trek through Sikkim route will be a study of the opulent beauty of Mt Everest. T is mesmerizing to see the sun rise over the ranges of Kanchenjunga.

The neighboring country of India, Nepal also offers a wide range of trekking tours. The best trekking regions in Nepal are Everest region, Lantang region and Annapurna region where you will get to witness the mystic beauty of mountains, glorious glaciers and snow covered passes.

Best Tourist Attractions in Pisa, Italy

June 7th, 2013 by cooldude

Pisa ItalyItaly- the land of living history and splendor! When you travel to Italy, apart from the Vatican, the attractions of Rome and the dream gondola ride in Venice, there is one more place, which you absolutely must visit and that’s Pisa. Yes, whenever we think of Pisa, we think of the leaning tower of Pisa. Yes, but apart from this tower, there are several other attractions in Pisa. The Piazza del Duomo or Campo dei Miracoli holds one of the oldest Roman inspired buildings and monuments in Italy. Some of them date back to 1155!

Then of course, here is the Torre di Pisa or the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Its 54 meters tall and was completed in the 14th century and the weirdest part is that it’s tilted and it still stands! This place also holds the Duomo, which was built in 1053, the Baptistery, which is made in white marble with decorations depiction life of Jesus. All the noble citizens of Pisa are buried in the Camposanto and the Santa Maria della Spina is an old gothic church next to the river Arno River.

Spend a vacation with your family in Marmaris

May 28th, 2013 by cooldude

Marmaris vacationDo you want to take your family for a vacation that has been long overdue? Well, if you do then you can take them to Marmaris in Turkey. Located in the beautiful Mediterranean setting, Marmaris is soon emerging as one of the best holiday spots in the world. You will have a great time here with your family.

One of the biggest draws of Marmaris is its awesome beaches. Here you can see the yachts all over the year and there which a bustling promenade which lines the harbor. Here there are a lot of small eateries where you will get yummy local cuisine and there are also bars where you can get freshly brewed liquor. The key beach of Marmaris is manmade and you can lay down here, soaking in the sun. The activities you can indulge in include banana boat trips, parasailing and jet skiing. For shopping, you can visit the Old Town.

Travelling to the ends of the world: American Samoa

May 7th, 2013 by cooldude

American SamoaThere are a lot of things to experience when in the American Samoa. Enjoy a great Fia fia, this is actually a great feast along with performances on tribal entertainment and dancing. You can spend a great time chomping down plenty of meat as you enjoy the evening. Visiting the forbidden Bay, arguably the best in the South pacific will certainly be awe inspiring.

A quick dive in the Fagatelle Bay in order to check out the varied marine life and coral reefs of the region is another fun activity to take part in.  Visitors can enjoy game fishing and spend a day relaxing away for that great catch. A visit to Pago Pago the Crater Lake harbor or taking a visit to Samoa to look for shelter in a local Fale is also a wonderful way to experience Samoan lifestyle. The white sandy beaches associated with great places for swimming absolutely fantastic for any holiday.

Doha, Qatar- tradition, glamour and glitz

April 30th, 2013 by cooldude

Doha, QatarDoha is the capital city as well as the economic centre of Qatar. Doha on one hand is a centre of the Arabian culture and tradition as well as it is a glamorous city. You can experience both glamour and tradition in here.

The education system of Doha is very rich and it is completely in compliance with the Arabian culture and tradition. There are many national universities and school in and around Doha. The Qatar government has given enough focus on the education in the recent years.

The city as said earlier is very glamorous too. There are many items available in Doha which is not available in many places around the world. The glamour world of Doha is much attractive and probably the best in the world.

The hotels and resorts in Doha, Qatar are awesome with world class amenities for the guests staying there. If you are ever to Doha, then you will definitely get to experience the glamour world there.

Packing tips for an African safari

April 18th, 2013 by cooldude

African safariIf you are going on an African safari, then you have to take proper care of the things you pack and carry with you. Take proper cloths that cover your whole body properly during your safari trip. Also take proper warm cloths since it is likely to get much cold in the night after sunset. Since there may be a lot of insects and pest that can sting you and cause infection, so it is advisable to wear covered cloths.

Take enough of drinking water as you will not get drinking water during your safari. Moreover even if you get some ponds or lakes, it will not be safe to get down anywhere and take water. Also carry dry foods with you as you may require it during your trip. You will no foods once you leave the city and enter the jungle area for the safari. Don’t take heavy foods, carry something which is light. Don’t forget to carry torch, candle, match sticks, inflammable oil, etc. You may require them to light a bon fire in you are stay in some area during the safari. It is advisable to carry tent also since sleeping or taking rest in open is not safe.

Also carry some guns, swords and similar protective items that you may require if you are in any danger.