At the time of this blog, we have been sheltering-in-place for 6 months. I am getting a bit restless and dreaming of going on an adventure. It is encouraging to see some countries opening recently, welcoming international tourists once again.
During this time of flux I look forward to being inspired by historical monuments and soothed by nature on my next trip. If you are comfortable traveling in 2021 and want to take advantage of the lower prices and lesser crowds at many iconic tourist destinations, here is what you need to know:
On my way to Delhi early this year, I decided to extend my transit in Dubai and make a long weekend of it. After all Dubai is a fascinating city where everything is glossy and tall. Not to mention the amazing nearby islands popping up from the Persian Gulf. My family arrived at Dubai International Airport early in the evening and we enjoyed a restful night at the hotel.
Who does not want to watch the world from atop the tallest building of the world?
Research proves that social connections are a path to happiness.
On our trip to the famed Angkor Archeological Park in Siem Reap, Cambodia, we left with more than just fabulous photographs of the ancient temples. The warm and hardworking locals gave us a good and lasting impression of the Cambodian peoples.
This is the sixth time that I have been to Sri Lanka. In this December trip, I easily relaxed into the laid-back tropical atmosphere. My most memorable moments are visiting the tea plantation, watching the fishermen on the poles along the shore and the best of all elephant safari.
This year I checked off Angkor from my bucket-list. Frankly, this most important archaeological site in southeast Asia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site is truly impressive. I wandered through the majestic towers, watched both the sunrise and sunset at the temples.
If you are planning a trip to Angkor, I am sharing some Do’s and Don’ts for a memorable time.
What better way to travel than with friends? On the flip side, it might turn into a big headache and push friends apart due to differences in style or expectations. If managing your own tour party is too much of a headache, then let a professional tour operator like us prepare everything for you!
You can’t always plan for when you’re going to spend money just like you can’t plan for all the little shops you would see along the way. It’s particularly common for tourist to come across something they want at a local small shop, only to then discover, they don’t have enough cash on hand to make the purchase. When planning your spending, don’t forget to always carry something extra. It’s better to have a little bit more just in case, than not enough.
Do you worry about costs while on vacation? This can be very distracting and prevent you from enjoying every day of your wonderful trip. What you need is a good budget plan so there is no shuddering each time your wallet opens! When you spend, it will be what you expected to spend!
A family trip back home to visit family and friends always gets me jumping with excitement. Part of the fun is bringing back interesting gifts from America to delight them. Let me share my go to list with you.
Traveling in a group is always fun. Whether you are traveling with your parents or your children, you should always try to make your trip memorable. However without adequate preparation trips can be hectic and tiring. When planning for international travel or long flight with your aging parents, consider taking extra steps to ensure that they are comfortable and happy during the trip.