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Having the opportunity to travel the world is something that none us should ever take for granted, there are so many beautiful places on this planet and living in the age where it is all more accessible than ever before is a luxury to enjoy. If you need some inspiration, here are some travel ideas and how to implement them. Perfect for those of you looking to get yourself out in the world.
First of all, let’s take a look at where you want to go. This decision is deeply personal because only you know what your reasons for travelling are. However, we can still float some ideas to give you an overview of where to look based on your passions and interests.
For those of you that are looking to explore a different culture, then you might want to consider somewhere like Indonesia. This country has become something of a party haven for Australians with their easy access to Bali, but it has so much more to offer. The capital of Indonesia is Jakarta which sits in the northwest of the island of Java – Indonesia is a collection of islands. Jakarta is a fascinating place for the cultural tourist because of its unique blend of Asian and European lifestyles after years of changing political structures. You will come across different religious iconography, architectural influence and ways of living so your thirst for experiencing new things should be well and truly quenched.
However, culture is just one reason to go travelling and isn’t the leading factor for everyone. The adventurous reader will be looking for something to get their adrenaline pumping and their body moving, for this you should consider taking a trip to the west coast of Canada for Vancouver. Here you will be given the opportunity to hike, cycle, ski and get out on the ocean. It is almost impossible for an adventure traveller to run out of things to do in Vancouver, especially when you consider taking a trip into the mountains of Whistler where depending on the time of year you are there you will be able to take part in snow sports of mountain biking. Just watch out for the bears.
Finally, let’s discuss the sightseer who also needs a break. You want to take lots of pictures to show your friends and family, but you also need to put your feet up for a little while. Well, for you there is one standout suggestion and that is Cuba. Culture fans might also want to make their way to this Caribbean island, but the reason we have kept it for those of you like to show off your pictures is because Cuba represents a country like no other. The stories you hear of the cars from the 1950s, the cigars and monuments to the revolution are all there for you to see and snap. But once you’re done with the sightseeing, there are mojitos and daiquiris on tap at Ernest Hemingway’s favourite bars and for those of you looking to get away from the city then remember, you’re in the Caribbean, and Varadero will help you escape with its white sand and beautiful seas.
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It’s all very well knowing where to go, but half the battle these days is how you get there. Options come with headaches and you’re looking to book a trip away from the stresses of life, not add to them. So, here are some useful ideas for you to bear in mind when you are getting to the booking stage.
Your first port of call will more than likely be flights; well before you go ahead and book through the airline, you should make sure you have shopped around. That doesn’t mean spend weeks doing research, no instead you can sign up to websites that do all the hard work for you. Jack’s Flight Club, for example, searches out flights across the web on a daily basis and keeps you up-to-date on the very best prices for where you want to go. You’ll still book the flight yourself through the appropriate websites, but Jack’s team will get you the best price.
Accommodation is going to be next and this is where you will need to spend a little bit of time doing your own research. Before you start, think about what kind of property you are looking for. If a relaxing hotel stay is your thing then websites like Booking.com and Travel Republic collate together all of the best deals across the internet and provide you with certain assurances to give you peace of mind. If you’re more interested in the self-service style of trip then companies like Airbnb will be the perfect place for you to search, here you can rent entire homes or apartments so that you can effectively live in your destination. It is recommended that you book accommodation ahead of time, but if you do want to move around when you arrive make sure you are aware of the local language. The previously discussed Indonesia, for example, you will need to look out for rumah sewa and not ruko disewakan which means shop for rent rather than house as the former does.
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No matter what kind of traveller you are, you shouldn’t wait when the bug gets you. There are so many countries to see and so little time to visit them. The three recommendations here are an attempt to give you some sort of idea of the scope of travel that you can partake in. However, there are many other countries that could just have easily fit into those categories such as Italy for culture, New Zealand for adventurers and South Africa for the relaxed sightseer.
Whatever your passion you should explore as many countries as you possibly can, the benefits of travelling are too many to be listed and you won’t regret it for a minute. I would love to hear from you, where would you like to go?
As always, thank you for reading and until next time be well!