Confused With All the Travel Information on the Internet?

Confused With All the Travel Information on the Internet?

 Confused With All the Travel Information on the Internet?

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There is so much information available on the internet right now regarding travel. There are online travel sites for cruises, hotels, air, trains and any other type of travel. But what is the correct product for you? Is the location of the hotel where you want to be? Is the type of room or cabin the right fit for you? Is that cruise line the one you should be booking? Not all products are created equal nor are the products right for everyone. How do you tell? Contact a travel professional.

Top 12 Blogs For Travel Bloggers

Top 12 Blogs For Travel Bloggers

 Top 12 Blogs For Travel Bloggers

Digital Nomads, Laptop, Work, Remote


This is a list of creative travel blogs that I read and follow. They are written by independent travel writers, the list include those that I consider as heavy-weights in travel blogging. These bloggers are associated with large travel sites/blogs but their focus is on living a unique life (getting to see the world around them) and be an insightful writers. All of them are fun and inspirational to read.
 15 Travelers That I Have Met

15 Travelers That I Have Met

 15 Travelers That I Have Met

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There are really as many type of travellers as there are people. Here we take a tongue in cheek look at some of the common types.


1. The Complete Budget Traveler


The complete budget traveler travels on a strict budget and does not vary from it, no matter how exciting the recently discovered opportunity is. No extra drinks for this traveller unless someone buys him/her one.


2. The Perennial Party Animal


The perennial party animal has one focus and that is to have fun usually at a bar. These travellers find places to party where others cannot. Perhaps they should be partnered with the complete budget traveler!


3. The Flexible Go-anywhere Traveler


The flexible go-anywhere traveler just chills out where-ever he/she is. There is no need for planning - everything is good. They go with the flow and to not need to know where they are going. Perhaps the traveller that enjoys any experience.


4. The Methodical Planner


The methodical planner does not do anything that is not pre-arranged. Every second is planned and when things go wrong as they inevitably do, they feel unloved. They will always be found where ever the plan tells them to be.


5. The Modern Techie


The modern techie can only travel if he/she has the latest travel accessories and gadgets. Stay close to the modern techie to learn what items works and what items are a waste of money for your next trip.


6. The Avid Souvenir Buyer


The avid souvenir buyer has money to spend and anything that he/she wants to remind them of the holiday. The head for the markets and shops and not interested in spending any time with the perennial party animal. Usually has trouble with baggage weight limits on the homeward journey.


7. The Know it All Traveler


The know it all traveler studies everything from the guidebooks and internet prior to travel. He/she finds great joy in asking the most in-depth questions of the guides or continually interrupts the guide with statements of "fact". Not sure who the know it all traveller should travel with.


8. The Fancy Photographer


The fancy photography will probably have the most expensive camera (and don't forget the lens) and take the longest to take any photograph. Other travellers are always waiting for him/her at any special sight. They also like to get out very early to "catch the light."


9. The Constant Complainer


The constant complainer finds everything on the tour not to his/her usual standard. Usually claim to be frequent travellers and often want to "talk with a higher authority". Probably should stay home and enjoy the things that are there!


10. The Helpless Traveler


The helpless traveler finds everything a little too much. He/she will ask the most unusual and often useless questions. Often there will be someone on the tour who takes the helpless traveller under their wings to protect them from the others.


11. The "I am looking for myself" Traveler


The "I am looking for myself" traveler is searching for something. It is something unique for each or the "I am looking for myself" travellers. Beat to let them find themselves but make sure that they get about safely.


12. The Incessant Talking Traveler


The incessant talking traveler does not leave anyone alone. They crave a discussion on almost any topic. Often they are quite interesting people but enough is enough.


13. The Travel Light Traveler


The travel light traveler needs only one cabin bag to see the world. They a proud of their achievement but their travelling companions struggle when there is no time for washing clothes. They tend to like to borrow things.


14. The Repeating Traveler


The repeating traveler goes to the same place or holiday each year. He/she can provide at least 101 reasons why you should join them. They take pride in telling you that they have seen three management changes at the hotel and the last manager was better than the current one.


15. The Exercising Traveler


Finally, the exercising traveler rises every morning to a vigorous physical workout. Only stay at hotels with gymnasium and swimming pool. Usually fussy with food and claim to eat "healthy" until the free wine is put on the table.


Whatever type of traveler you are or come into contact with - enjoy the experience and learn from them. Even the most tedious travelers will have something interesting to say.


Why You Should Travel Young

Why You Should Travel Young

 Why You Should Travel Young

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Traveling is simply a brutality of humanity, it is when we travel that we see things for what they truly are and not how we imagined them to be. Traveling also lets our imagination run wild without expectations, it lets us see things from a new perspective, without the alleged prejudice of the world. And while all of this seems to be an adequate reason to travel, many are still naïve to the idea of traveling.

But just as many are left in the dark to wonder and wander, some are out there exploring and enjoying what the world has to offer them, for it is in that brief moment of youth that we can truly experience life, as we know it.

Now the question of many remains, "Why Should I Travel Young"? Personally, I can give you a hundred, even a thousand reasons why you should travel when you're young but if you're desire to see the world begins and ends with your "Wish to See the World" then I'm afraid no amount of reasoning would suffice to convince you to go after what you want.

You see, traveling as much as it is a form of recreation is also a commitment, a vocation for some, but ultimately, it is a responsibility. A responsibility you should be willing to take onto yourself. Many people say that the young are lucky to have the health and the wealth to see the world but what they do not realize is that the young are often distracted, deceived and sometimes, deluded.

So if you're one of the young'uns who wish to unearth the world's greatest places and learn life's most valuable lessons, but are afraid to make it happen, read along, maybe I can convince you to travel while you still have the gift of youth.

Traveling teaches you a sense of adventure- Don't quote me on this one but based on my experience, traveling allows you to have as much as fun as you want without having to worry of what other people will say about you. You don't have your peers or parents to warn you and judge you, so you can be young, wild and free. Life is an adventure and traveling lets you experience that.
Traveling teaches you to be compassionate- Other than the photos, the souvenir and the life-long memory that traveling gives you, it also edifies you of the real situation and teaches you to care for other people, sometimes not of your own kind.
Traveling allows you to be culturally diverse- If you think traveling is all about sight-seeing and marveling at the wonders each country has, then you're right. But there's also something more important that traveling teaches us, it allows us to be culturally diverse. Whenever we travel, it is important that we follow the local practices of the country/destination we are going to. As the old saying goes, "Respect begets Respect" If we learn to respect and even appreciate the culture of other nationalities then we become more aware of our own. That's the mutual benefit we get from traveling.
Traveling makes you more attractive as a person- they say that the most attractive people in the world are those that have seen it. Do you agree? I do. It is because of the invaluable and immeasurable life experiences we have with our travels that make us a better person, and when you feel you're better, you become more attractive.
When you travel young, you travel more- let's face it, we're all bound to grow old and lose our health. But while we're young and at the peak of everything, it's best to take advantage of it and start traveling, after all, you're only allowed until your 30s to hike a mountain or ride the rapids of the river.
Traveling makes it easy to make friends- if back at your hometown you tend to cling to the same group of people bound by a circle of friendship, then maybe you should travel more often. Traveling has been proven as one of the best ways to gain friends and build bonds, after all, you are all strangers to one another at one point but because of your common interest to see the world, you are bound by it as well. And get this; wouldn't it be nice to have friends in all parts of the world? That would be way cool, way cooler than your friends back home.
Traveling makes you a better storyteller- You might not get this now but when you have kids or grandchildren, you will. Those who travel young have more opportunities to experience everything there is to traveling. With the many countries that you've visited and you'll be traveling to is a story waiting to be told. Traveling gives you things to share over breakfast, lunch or dinner. When you travel, you will never have a hard time thinking of a topic to talk about; not to mention you'll keep everyone with your story.
Now if for some strange reason, after citing all these reasons why you should travel young and you're still not convinced; it's pretty obvious that you have a fear inside you that you're just trying to hide so everyone won't think you're a coward who can't face it. Is it fear of heights? Fear of the unknown? Fear of being independent? Whatever it is, know that traveling, especially alone, will help you address that fear. You just have to take the big leap of faith and make the first step to make your traveling dreams a reality. You only live once; and you're only young for a short period of time, if you don't travel now, when?