Reasons to Rent a Boat in Croatia


yacht-823657_640For years a lot of the tourist industry in Europe has focused on more traditionally ‘holiday-ish’ destinations in the med such as Italy and Greece and Spain, but more and more people are flocking to Croatia in order to enjoy all of the amazing unspoilt areas the country has to offer.

Not many people know just how much of a coastline there is in Croatia, it really is huge, and there is plenty to do whilst sailing as there are so many small islands to explore, many of which aren’t really inhabited so can feel like your own little corner of the country for an hour or two. Boating is a wonderful way to explore any new country.

Depending on your budget, you may want to hire anything from a motor boat to a big, luxury yacht for you and a group of friends which can lead to a holiday in shear luxury on one of the most beautiful and sunny countries Europe has to offer. Yacht charter Croatia can be surprisingly easy if you find the right company who can help guide you through the process and ensure it remains fun instead of becoming a chore having to sort everything out.

You can also rent catamarans with a skipper, so you have all of the difficulty taken away from you, and it has quite a lot of space for a family or group of friends to explore. Croatia is a wonderful country with so much natural beauty, even some of Game of Thrones was filmed there, so it is well worth a visit!

Quick Guide to Japan


japan-217883_640Japan is an amazing and fascinating country, known to people around the world as a cultural and technology capital, but there is so much to explore in this fascinating and varied country.

The country has quite a unique setting, an island to the east of the main block of Asia, and the culture has a lot of different aspects which can seem almost other-worldly if you’re not used to them. The contrast between city life and country life is at its most extreme in this country, where in the countryside you can find village life that seems like it dates back hundreds of years, beautiful historical architecture and very local, close knit communities, in the cities you can find high technology business and transport, as well as a lot of new tech that hasn’t even made its way to the west yet.

Japan has some of the most amazing Gardens known to man, the floral qualities of Japan are somewhat unique and a proud tradition of cultivating gardens has survived to this day, in many different regions of the country you can find large and glorious gardens to explore. The gardens often surround buddhist temples. Buddhism is one of the main religions in Japan, which is not something that can be said about many other countries. The buddhist temples themselves can make an amazing place to visit and learn more about the culture and way of life.

The country has such a rich variety of things to see, you can visit hot springs, snowy mountains where you can ski, hike and explore with a guide, or amazing cities to soak up the atmosphere and nightlife.

For the foodies, there are some amazing spots to eat and drink, and the cuisine from Japan has spread around the world, with food such as sushi being popular all over the west. As with most local foods, it is never totally the same in other countries and experiencing it first hand can be amazing. With a rich coastline, Japan is also excellent for their seafood, and has some very high class restaurants as well as great street food! Noodles and ramen are hugely popular, but if you yearn for the west you can even get a Dennys in some parts of Japan!

Getting around Japan is actually not too much of a challenge, and it is renowned for having one of the best transport systems in the world, with some amazing trains connecting towns and cities, with amazing views along the way. Buy Japan Rail Pass Here if you plan to explore the country via its train system.

Japan are big on cleanliness and health, and it can be amazing place to cleanse and detox with healthy food and great surroundings. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the customary manners that the locals are used to and expect.

The beautiful country is truly a unique and brilliant experience and has so much to offer for all who visit whether you stay in luxury business hotels or you want to camp in some of the amazing camping parks in the country, whatever your budget there are great places to stay.

The Best Way to Explore Rome: A Private Tour!


italy-1005507_640As the old saying goes, “when in Rome, do as the Roman’s do”. If you find yourself quite literally in Rome, the best way to explore the beautiful city is to get an authentic view of the sights, sounds and smells of the city with a tour guide showing you around, but who wants to spend a long time in lines or share their tour with a bus full of others? Private Rome day tours can mean skipping the lines and seeing the amazing sights with an authentic experience.

Tours can incorporate so many of the most amazing sights Rome, Italy, even the whole world has to offer, and some of the most iconic areas in the world:

The colosseum – an area truly dripping with history, just think about everything that has taken place in this building, with thousands of years of historical significance ready for you to soak up.

Vatican city – whether you are religious or not, Vatican city is an amazing place to see, and one of the most unique religious areas on the planet.

Pantheon – standing like a stunning building from thousands of years ago in the midst of modern Rome, this is a stunning building and one of many examples of architecture you can explore in Rome.

As with so many other things, it is only really possible to get a full experience if you immerse yourself in your surroundings, and what better way to do so than having your own private tour guide to show you the city in a unique way and through an expert set of eyes?

Reasons to Visit Morocco and Marrakech


screen-shot-2016-11-10-at-18-00-20Morocco is a unique and wonderful place to visit. Located in the North of Africa, the destination has become more easy to reach with modern transport links from Europe and of course many other parts in the world. Marrakech, the fourth largest city in the country but one of the best known (and most popular for tourists) is one of the best connected destinations. So what are some of the reasons to visit Marrakech and other areas in Morocco.

The Climate – Morocco is hot, and due to its location it is hot for most of the year, meaning it is an option for those seeking sun for more of the year than say the southern coast of Europe. Marrakech isn’t coastal but there are other parts of the country with some great beaches.

The Sights – some of the sights in the city are truly amazing, there is a rich history and lots of sights such as mosques and even palaces, and the famous city walls, which all make a great destination.

The Hotels – The country also boasts some amazing hotels, there may be palaces to visit but in hotels such as the riad Hotel Marrakech where you could be forgiven for thinking you were already in one! Plush hotels with helpful staff help you live the life of luxury during your stay.

There is a huge amount of rich history to explore in beautiful Morocco, and the reasons to visit are endless, especially as it is easier to get to and to get around than ever before.

Choosing a Sydney Airport Shuttle Service


bus_lane_airport_shuttle_service_sydneySydney is a very popular travel destination for people all over the world. Some of the most iconic sights in all of Australia and even the world are in the city, and even if you’re traveling to other parts of the country, you can fly into Sydney and spend some time there before moving on to another location.

There’s little denying that the landscape of travel has changed hugely, the addition of the internet in recent decades has made access to different services a lot easier, and has also meant that planning your own trip has been made simpler. Instead of having to get a deal with a travel agent and a tour operator who have planned everything, you can save money and plan your own, more convenient trip, and services such as a shuttle from the airport to where you’re staying, as we’re focusing on here.

There are numerous benefits to choosing your own company to transfer you to where you need to be. For a start, it means you can avoid public transport. Even if you’re staying somewhere that is easy to get to on trains or buses, it is tough to take your luggage with you and can provide a real challenge. It is much easier to take a shuttle service which can take you right from the door of the airport to the door of where you are staying (or your own home if you’re coming back from your travels). A service such as Plan B Shuttle can be a great solution, and their drivers are extremely helpful and able to even help out with your luggage and drop them right at your door along with you and your family.

Plan B operate 12 and 14 seaters which can be suitable for your whole family, and even have child seats included. Traveling with children can be tough and anything to make it more of a simple process is something we really value. On top of that, their vehicles are air conditioned. If you’ve never been to sydney before, you’ll quickly realize why you need the air con once you have landed and felt just how hot the temperature can get in Australia.

The shuttle service is available at any time, so whenever your flight is, you can get the travel organized. They also pride themselves on ensuring you get to where you need to be on time, allowing for all obstacles and any contingencies to get you to your flight on time, and to pick you up on time. They’re accredited by NSW transport department, showing that they’re one of the most trusted of all the Sydney airport transfer companies available.

Making sure you’ve got everything planned for a journey can be tough, as can sharing transport with too many people or having to hail down a cab or take your luggage on the train. Using a company such as plan B can ensure that you have one less thing to worry about on your travels to the land down under.

Travelling to Worldwide Destinations: Easier Than Ever


tenerifeIn todays post we’re looking at travel that encompasses the whole globe. In this modern age it is simpler than it has ever been to head to somewhere outside of your own country or even continent and explore places you may never have thought of 10 or 20 years ago. We’re among the first generations to have this available to us, and the best travel agent out there will help you to find dream holidays and plan them to the nth degree.

The internet means that a holiday has become more easy to research, whenever I plan to take a trip, I’m always sure to discuss the trip with a travel agent, check out forums and even look at photos on Instagram or Flickr of the place I’m heading. If you really want to, you can even look at a lot of these destinations on google maps and get an idea of what it is going to look like and the layout of roads and landmarks before you even arrive.

Airlines have also made it easier, and flights continue to become more and more widespread and common, with hundreds, even thousands of planes in the air at any one time. This means you can get connecting flights and go to the other end of the world if you want to, without too much difficulty.

Our parents and grandparents did not have the luxuries available to us, and oftentimes were very restricted on where they could go on holiday, if they even could do so. Making the most of it and seeing the world is a must.

Visiting the Statue of Liberty


libertyWhen you’re in New York, especially if it is your first time, visiting the statue of liberty is an absolute must. This is arguably the most widely recognized landmark in the whole world, and its iconic status and truly stunning size and scale mean it is well worth seeing in person.

Originally a gift to the USA from the people of France, the statue is well over 100 years old now, and when you see the shear size of it, it can be hard to believe it was first built in the 1800s.

If you’re in the fine city of New York and you want to hop over to see the statue, there are a few different options for visiting. You need to get a ferry over, which does command a fee, and if you want to visit on foot then you are likely to be queuing for a while to get there, especially in peak seasons.

The easiest way to see it is a boat cruise. Some of these are even included within NYC guided bus tours which mean you can see so many of the sights all in one day, from a comfortable environment and without having to deal with finding directions and endless walking around! Are the boat cruises as good? I would say so, they can bring you to within a few feet of the statue and help you to avoid the queues and tons of tourists, great if you want to see the sights but not to battle with lots of annoying hold ups.

Finding Ski Schools in Japan


skiWhen you think about skiing, you may think about some of the European or American locations that offer skiing trips and tuition, but one of the fastest growing, and most beautiful countries to learn to ski is Japan. The Japanese have some of the most incredible mounts and peaks in the whole world, and a number of ski schools have cropped up offering to teach everyone from children to pensioners, beginners to pros.

Propeak ski school is one such example, offering ski schools which can accommodate for all sorts of ages and abilities as well as nationalities, there are lots of languages spoken in Asia and of course by the people who visit, so the tutors are multi lingual and can help out. The Niseko mountain range is one of the most stunning in Japan, and even all of asia. A quick look at their website will show that loads of people have visited the mountains and had an amazing experience, whether it is their first ski trip or they’re seasoned skiers.

Going skiing in Japan is an excellent option, and though there are many different schools and places to visit, it depends what your individual needs are and potentially which part of Japan you want to visit, with Propeak being on the Northern island. The ski school is an amazing way to not only learn the ropes but can also be one of the most stunning photo opportunities you will come across and you can wow people with photos of mountains in the background while you take to the slopes.

Magnificent DC Sites at Night


washington-dc-85531_640DC is one of the many places in the USA that doesn’t seem to sleep! In Washington or elsewhere, there is so much to see and do at almost any time of the day. If you’re a nocturnal animal or just want to make the most of the hours you’re spending in Washington or elsewhere in DC, you’re in luck, there’s plenty for you to see and do.

Of course, we need to mention the many monuments and statues in the city of Washington. They’re truly breathtaking to see, and kept by the local authorities, so their upkeep is always in good order, they’re even lit up at night and make a more striking impression than during the day! You can see the Lincoln memorial, Jefferson memorial, and of course the Washington monument and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. Washington being the capital also means you can check out the white house which is always quite an impressive sight by night.

There’s plenty more to see in this state, and much of it is steeped in history, there are iconic historical streets which have previously acted as suburbs for different cultures within the city, and taking in a bus tour or other guided tour can be an amazing way to make sure you see it all and don’t miss anything. If you can do this in the evening all the better, as public transport and walking may get more challenging. Ensuring you take in all that DC has to offer is a must when you’re visiting one of the most iconic parts of America.

Fall Foliage Brings a Different Look to NYC


central-park-1046220_640New York is one of the most popular destinations in the world. There aren’t many places in the world that people know as well as New York, with its iconic skyline, attractions and more. We’ve all seen New York hundreds of times on the television even if we’ve not been lucky enough to visit, but visiting is something you definitely should do if you get the opportunity, and fall is a perfect season to see what it has to offer.

New York really feels the seasons, hot in summer, cold in winter, and you can really embrace and make the most of each season. Fall sees a different look and feel to the city as the winter coats start to creep out and of course the leaves start to change. One of the most incredible sights New York has to offer, central park, is a sight to behold as the autumnal colors grip the city.

Oktoberfest is the perfect opportunity to celebrate this in Central park and the city really goes crazy for it. As Halloween approaches too, one of the best holidays can be incredible in a city that really embraces it. America is amazing for Halloween and where better to experience it all than the big apple?

The city has a lot to offer all year round, but there is something magical about the feel of fall which can really grip you as you take a tour or walk around the streets and visit the parks and memorials of NYC. A perfect time to visit.