Visiting Gallipoli

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robin-1591052_640Gallipoli is a place steeped in history, and if you are in Istanbul or any other part of Turkey, a tour to the historic site is well worth considering. Whether you are interested in military history or not, the area has a huge amount of cultural significance and provides an eyeopening travel destination. The first world war battle for control of Hellespont strait was fought largely on the Gallipoli peninsula and it was a bloody and horrific conflict with 100,000 casualties. Today, in memorial, Gallipoli is a national park and has a huge amount of memorials across the multiple battlefields.

The easiest way is to use a company offering Gallipoli tours, this will mean that a lot of things are taken care of for you and you can follow a structured itinerary and ensure you see everything with a guide whilst you are there. The experience is very profound and is something that is recommended for people from all sorts of backgrounds, and many have relatives who fought in the war and find it very interesting to learn more about one of WW1’s key battles.

As well as the memorials, the landing beaches and the cemeteries, the area has an interesting natural history and is visually very impressive. Visiting the site is relatively simple if you are staying in Turkey’s capital and a Gallipoli tour from Istanbul can include pick up and drop off from your hotel and even light meals so you can just enjoy the ride without the stress of having to make your own way there.

A Unique Way of Moving to Europe

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riga-1380164_640Moving to Europe has a lot of appeal for so many people. The European Union means that travel around the continent is easier than it has ever been, and people can hop from city to city via many low cost air lines operating all around Europe. For many people, living in one of Europe’s cultural hives is a dream, but knowing how to make a living there can be an issue, so one company has come up with an inventive solution…

Win Profit Business allow you to enter a raffle to win a profitable company operating in the EU, with a proven track record of profit and operating over a number of years. The business is based in Riga, Latvia, an interesting place to live with connections all over the continent and all of the benefits of being one of the EU’s Nations.

Not only is the winner going to inherit a way to make money in the EU, they are going to be their own, location independent boss, and the opportunity to come to Europe and inherit a successful business to grow and enhance may have once been a pipe dream, now it can be a very real possibility. As well as the winner, there are many other prizes available as explained on their website. This is a unique competition and is well worth checking out, the prize could be well and truly life changing for the lucky individual to win the draw later in 2017. Further info and terms can be found on their site.

Benefits of a VIP Transfer in London

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london-530055_640There are many reasons to visit London. It has an amazing amount of history and the capital city of England offers a huge amount in both leisure and business. Many of the biggest companies in the world have bases in the city, and the multicultural melting pot is also an amazing place to stay, and home to some of the most brilliant sights in the whole of Europe, from big Ben to the Shard to the London Eye.

If you’re landing at one of London’s airports, you’ll need to work out  how you’re going to get around, and some of the airports that serve the city aren’t very central, meaning a transfer is essential, but if you’re new to the city and don’t know your way around yet, or don’t want to handle the driving, it is best to leave it up to the pros and get a luxury transfer. This takes a huge amount of the stress out of the process. It is tough even if you aren’t driving to work out the public transport system from the airports to your destination. London is a beautiful city and if you’re going to get around on public transport you will likely end up on the tube, and in an underground system, the opportunities to soak up the sights are gone!

There are many companies offering luxury airport transfers and chauffeur services which can kick off your trip to London, whether a luxurious travel break or a business meeting, in style.

Hotspot: Making Roaming Charges a Thing of the Past

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wifi-1264065_640We travel more than ever before. Cheap airline flights and modern technology have made it easier than ever to head to even remote parts of the world. When we land at a new destination, most of us will quickly turn off the mobile data on our phones to make sure we don’t rack up huge bills. Horror stories tell of people unknowingly spending thousands on data when traveling, and some phone tariffs are not friendly to globe trotters!

Fortunately, there are alternatives, and one of these, hotspot on the go, is tackling the problem by providing unlimited internet use for up to 10 devices whilst holidaying in one of Europe’s most popular destinations, Greece. The fact that you can connect so many devices safely means it is great for families as well as solo travellers and can provide internet in even remote areas, no need to go hunting for an internet cafe! The battery life can last around 8 hours too, so you don’t have to worry about it dying on you as soon as you get started.

As if all this weren’t enough, the company can drop off and pick up at your apartments, meaning you don’t even have to go to specific stores to collect your device. All in all, this is a truly brilliant system.

In a busy world where none of us want to be away from our email updates and news for too long, having internet access is something we all expect, and we don’t want to pay the earth for! This innovative solution is great for travellers heading to Greece.

Penang – A Jewel in Malaysia’s Crown

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Malaysia is a fascinating and beautiful country split over multiple islands, one of which, Penang, we will be focusing on today. It has long been a popular destination as people from Australia (a relatively short plane ride away) and further afield head to the island. Whether you head to a chain hotel or for an authentic homestay in penang, there is so much to see and do.

  • Food – Penang has often been voted one of the best destinations in the world for food and street food, whether you have a sweet tooth and opt for the exotic fruits or you love curries and opt for the indian and asian fusion that is on offer, your taste buds will thank you!
  • Wildlife – you can head to the famous monkey beach and other sanctuaries or just enjoy the huge amount of wildlife around.
  • Beaches – Penang’s beaches are some of the most beautiful Asia has to offer, and there is a huge amount of coastline to explore, whether you want to go to an isolated and quiet beach or a busy bustling spot for water sports.
  • Weather – Malaysia is hot. There is a hurricane season but that is inevitable in such a tropical climate. If you want hot weather then somewhere like Penang is perfect.
  • Shopping – the night markets are amazing with locals selling their goods, and there are also lots of malls and world renowned brands and stores.

Malaysian accommodation is generally to a good standard and a lot of the homestays can be both affordable and provide a good base for your break in this beautiful island.

Benefits of a Private Tour

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group-366355_640Taking a tour when you’re in a new city or holiday destination isn’t a new concept, and can be an amazing way to explore a new place, but there are certain times when the standard ‘out of the box’ tour that you can take isn’t enough, and there are certainly a lot of benefits to taking a private tour. What taking a private tour entails is basically having your own tour guide and potentially driver, and going out in a small party to explore the new area, this means you can go as a couple or family group for instance.

Finding a tour guide who is up to the job can be a big part of it, but certain websites offering a private tours guide have been created to provide these tours in multiple cities, and can allow you to rest assured that you have a solid professional who knows exactly what they’re doing. A good tour guide can make all the difference, and allows you to see the area in an authentic light as shown by the locals, rather than a generic tourist spiel.

A big benefit of going with a private tour guide is the fact that things are a bit less busy. Depending on the tourist attraction (some will always be very busy) but going somewhere and not having to deal with 50 or 60 people getting off the same bus and trying to get to the same vantage points can be a big advantage, and some people really struggle with big crowds, making sure you don’t have to deal with this wherever it can be avoided is a big positive.

A private tour can be personalized too, which is a big positive, for instance if you have already visited an area of a city and don’t need it to be included in your tour, you can alter it to make sure you don’t go there, and spend more time elsewhere, or if certain things don’t appeal to you, just give them a miss. Talking to the tour guide and getting a truly personalized experience can make sure you get the most out of it.

Going private as opposed to on bigger group tours also often means you can fit things in a little faster, if you don’t have so much time, not having to wait for others to finish or for group toilet breaks etc can be very helpful, so on a time restricted break, this can be beneficial, too.

On top of all of these benefits of private tours, the luxury factor is huge. Often if you’ve saved for a holiday and want to go somewhere truly special then you don’t want to spend time on buses with a huge amount of people or doing walking tours where you have to keep up with the slowest member of the party! Going at your own pace, to see things you want to see, and often in a luxurious environment such as a private vehicle with driver, can be a wonderful way to see any city or holiday destination.

Top 5 Tips for Your Lares Trek

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Screen Shot 2017-01-28 at 13.37.17Lares treks can be one of the most fulfilling and amazing travel experiences you ever come across. An alternative route to the ‘inca trail’ most of us have heard of, a Lares trek takes you through amazing mountains and scenery within Peru. If you want an authentic views of the andean communities and some of the most breathtaking scenery imaginable, this is a trip not to be missed, but there are some recommendations and things to remember before you go.

  • Get used to altitude. Luckily we can use things like altitude masks these days, and there are other trips and techniques you can use in order to get used to being at altitude, which will likely help you a lot for your Lares trek.
  • Bring a camera and spare batteries. This should be obvious, but so many people don’t account for having to bring spare batteries to keep your camera going for what is a relatively long trek, some of the most amazing photo opportunities can be missed if you’re not prepared.
  • Be ready for rain. This is inevitable, so having all of your waterproof gear on you is essential.
  • Get fit and wear good shoes. It may not be the same as running a marathon, but a little bit of fitness training and the selection of good shoes for walking distances can make sure you’re not in discomfort and can enjoy the trip to the max.
  • Protect your tech. If you’re taking a phone and camera for instance, you don’t want them to get wet, so waterproof casings are a must.

Dubai: Luxury Travel Hotspot

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dubai-1227538_640Dubai has established itself over recent years as being one of the most popular luxury holiday destinations in the world. If you follow famous sports stars, musicians and other celebrities on social networks, the chances are at some point you’ll see them posting updates from a suave Dubai destinations, so what is so special about Dubai?

Well, for starters, the weather. If you want somewhere that is warm the whole year round, Dubai is perfect, the roasting heat is great for those wanting to get a tan and sunbathe by the pool, and makes it a great luxury winter break option.

The city has sprung up over the last 20 years, and now has one of the most amazing skylines in the world. On top of the amazing architecture, you can also visit the worlds tallest building, the Burj Khalifa! The city is also a shoppers paradise, and its luxury reputation has led to designer brands setting up shop there. There is a lot of money floating around the city, so be sure to prepare to spend a little cash on your wardrobe!

Perhaps the most exciting thing about a visit to Dubai, besides the stunning beaches and amazing city life, is the fact that the hotels are among the best in the world. Whether its the amazing palm island or the huge amount of top rated hotels including seven star rated lodgings, there are so many amazing places to stay, it would take years to name them all. You can even do a bit of celeb spotting whilst you’re there.

Things to Do in Savannah, GA

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savannahSavannah is a truly amazing part of America, with a rich history and loads to do whether you’re into living the high life or just exploring history and architecture. Savannah is a great place for taking a holiday, and whilst the pace of life is a little slower than some of America’s biggest cities, the climate and friendly nature of the people make it an amazing place to spend your time.

We’ve compiled a list of top things to do in Savannah, with options for whether you’re on your own, in a couple or group, or traveling as a family with kids.

Savannah Ghost tours. These are amazing for families as well as horror enthusiasts, and are designed to be family friendly ghost tours suitable for children as well. The history of the city helps add to the creepy atmosphere and this can provide a great thing to do of an evening. The walking tours and shows are truly amazing and interactive and the company providing them give a great experience which is almost theatrical in nature.

Cathedral of St John the Baptist. This is a very famous cathedral and as well as its impressive scale, the architecture is truly something to write home about. Even if you do not opt to spend long there or go for a tour, just spending a few minutes taking pictures and experiencing the beauty of the building, rebuilt in the 1900s, is worth spending a little time doing.

The Chippewa Square Bus Stop. I know what you’re thinking, why would I want to visit a bus stop? As well as being at the heart of Chippewa square, one of many impressive parks and recreational areas within the city, this is an iconic place due to being the location for the famous bench scenes throughout Forrest Gump, one of the most iconic scenes in one of the most iconic movies of all time. Have your picture taken at the very home of ‘life is like a box of chocolates’.

The Rest of the Squares. There are 22 amazing squares to visit in total, a great chance to sit back and relax, take photos or even enjoy a picnic or a drink in the sunshine.

Take a Pedicab. There are quite a lot of Pedicabs in Savannah and they give you a chance to soak up the beauty (and probably sunshine) in style, sit back, relax and let the driver take you to your destination!

Eat. You’re going to need to eat at some point while you’re in the city, so why not do it in style. There are many great places to eat including some options for fine dining, and even traditional southern restaurants where the proud history of the region is evident in the flavors and dining habits on offer.

If you’re looking for a place to visit with a rich history and a lot of culture, Savannah is a truly excellent option, from ghost tours to fine dining, nightlife to parklife, there really is something for everyone.

Finding Enchanting Luxury Holidays

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santorini-766677_640Once in a while, we’re lucky enough to head on the holiday of our dreams. The days of slumming it in hostels with a backpack are fine, but at some point you’ve just got to be pampered, and head to a destination where luxury is all around you, so where do you find the best luxury holiday ideas?

Instagram. Social media is great for holiday and trip inspiration, if you have a destination in mind and want to see what it is like, you can look for images taken in the area or just search through the relevant hash tags, you’ll quickly work out if the trip is for you. On top of this, some accounts are dedicated to bringing luxury holiday ideas to your feed every day! Facebook has similar capabilities and can be another place to follow luxury travel bloggers and websites.

Some websites are amazing for luxury holidays. There are a lot of generic travel blogs but there are also blogs and websites dedicated to enchanting luxury holidays, whether it be a luxurious city, an amazing resort or a stunning cruise.

Friends recommendations are always welcome. Most people in the 21st century are pretty fond of traveling and chatting to your friends about the breaks they decide to take, either on their own, as a couple or with their whole family, can be a great way to find out about lovely locations and holiday opportunities you didn’t even know existed!

There is more information available than ever before in 2017, and there are so many websites and other resources to help you to plan your ideal getaway!