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Travel tip: Turn smartphone into an in-flight using Ziploc bag

September 25, 2017

We all find ourselves with no personalized screens in the seat in front of us when traveling budget. And that is when a lot of us pack our smartphones with movies or TV shows that will help us through the grueling hours of the flight. But holding your phone in hands or keeping in steady on the seat-back table is tedious and cumbersome. Watching the videos with your neck arched downward for a few hours may become uncomfortable.

But Redditor randomusefulbits posted a tip, which takes advantage of your airline seat’s tray table lock, using it as a clip to secure your smartphone.

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Get accepted for Global Entry faster with this new program

August 22, 2017

If you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, along with citizen of about half a dozen other countries, who travel frequently to international destinations, then you must get Global Entry. For $100 (for five years), Global Entry allows you to skip immigration and customs lines and enter U.S. within seconds. It also comes with TSA PreCheck allowing you to skip security lines, avoid taking off your shoes and pulling out your liquids and laptops, and get to your gate quickly.

Usually, applying for Global Entry is an easy process – fill out an online form or at kiosks in the airport, and then appear for an interview at any CBP offices at airports listed on their website. Applications are accepted or denied within a couple of days. But getting an appointment at any airport can go in to days or even months!

However, the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) office has kicked off a new program to help travelers get Global Entry even faster. The program, which is called Enrollment on Arrival.

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The Top 3 Sonoran Desert Road Trips

August 18, 2017

The Sonoran Desert earned its name from the Mexican state of Sonora but, mother nature knows no nationality. This particular patch of arid wilderness stretches from Baja California Sur to southern California and even parts of Arizona. It’s the hottest desert in Mexico and the second hottest desert in the United States. It’s also home to several national monuments, a few historic towns, and a number of unique flora and fauna. If you’ve been dreaming about exploring the Southwest United States, add these three Sonoran desert road trips to your bucket list. While it’s difficult to call one national park or historic location “better” than another, these recommendations were chosen to provide you with a suitable blend of history, culture, and natural splendor.

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5 best adventure activities to try in Singapore

August 14, 2017

Singapore is a fascinating country to visit. The most expensive city on earth offers a host of adventurous activities for thrill seekers. If you are an avid adventure seeker, a lot of adventurous activities just waiting for you to indulge in. Here are 5 of such activities that can make your vacation in Singapore to be something to remember.

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What to do in Cayman Islands

August 7, 2017

As one of the most visited places in the western Caribbean Sea, Cayman Islands welcome some two million visitors each year. Being one of the top cruise-ship stops and a favorite destination for resort lovers, all three islands have a list of must-see Caribbean attractions that constitute the unmatched spirit of Caymankind and the Cayman Islands.

There is something for everyone, from beautiful sandy beaches and amazing scuba diving locations to vibrant nightlife and culinary richness. Caymans are the perfect place to start your Caribbean adventure.

In this article we will cover some of the activities you simply must include in your Cayman experience.

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7 Greatest Road Trips of Australia

July 20, 2017

Taking road trips is so much fun and what country out there is better for this activity than Australia? With its vast and wild open space, it qualifies for some of the most amazing road trips you could possibly imagine. Considering how Australia has so many things to offer regarding natural beauty and urban wonders as well, having a road trip is a great idea to connect everything you’d like to see in this country. If you’re interested in seeing places that are far away from each other, instead of flying, you can drive and see many more amazing places along the way. Here are some of the most popular Australian routes you can choose for the road trip of your dreams.

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Visiting Machu Picchu will be more difficult starting July 1

June 22, 2017

One of the world’s most famous tourist attraction, Machu Picchu, was added to the UNESCO World Heritage collection more than 30 years ago. This greatest artistic and architectural land has been inundated by the influx of tourists, and taken a heavy toll on the site and its conservation. To avoid further damage to the structure, tourist access to this popular destination will become significantly limited.

Under pressure from UNESCO, Peruvian authorities announced new measures to minimize, rather control the flow of tourists to Machu Picchu.

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European Romantic Breaks – Best Honeymoon Destinations in Europe

June 12, 2017

One finds oneself in an amalgamation of different worlds in Europe. With many countries, different languages and diverse culture, cuisine and topography, Europe fascinates many holidaymakers with its assorted medley of attractions, especially honeymooners who look forward to having a romantic interlude that would become the most extraordinary times of their lives. Apart from sun, sea, and sand, Europe offers fairytale-like settings, vibrant townships and cities, and spectacular slices of nature backed up with activities and selection of culinary delights that ooze romance in every moment. Here’s our top pick of best honeymoon destinations in Europe.

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Visit New Caledonia: Get Lost on Island Time

June 2, 2017

White sand beaches and crystal blue water. Lots of sunshine, diverse natural life and French cuisine. What more can you ask for? These are just some of the remarkable characteristics New Caledonia boasts. If you are tired of the “good old” holiday destinations you go to every year and yearn for a new experience off the beaten track, then look no further, for this tiny Pacific archipelago has all you might wish for.

New Caledonia is situated in the northeast of Australia, a three-hour flight away from Sydney, Australia and Auckland, New Zealand. It consists of a range of tropical islands, some of which are remote and uninhabited, while others like Grande Terre and the Isle of Pines are ideal tourist destinations for enjoying laid-back island life, doing water sports and relaxing from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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I visited North Korea and here are my impressions

May 7, 2017

One of the most surreal experiences of my travel life was visiting North Korea just a few weeks ago. I booked through Koryo Tours in Beijing and during our briefing there, my guide was right – you will leave with more questions than answers. My trip to North Korea or Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), as its official name is, was for three days and along with another tourist I visited Pyongyang, Kaesong and the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ which is the border between the two Koreas.)

So here are some of my observations about North Korea:

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Flamboyant Skies of America – Best places to see Northern Lights in USA

May 2, 2017

Nature certainly has some cool tricks up its sleeve to keep us spellbound and one such amazing act is the Aurora Borealis commonly known as Northern Lights. This dazzling performance of multi-colored streaks and swirls shimmering in the dark sky is bound to make any traveller entranced. The Northern Lights is a natural phenomenon that occurs when solar flares infuse with earth’s atmosphere, the reaction gives us the most surreal experience of witnessing the world’s most dramatic light show. Most of the Aurora Borealis activity can be viewed in countries that fall under the auroral zone, such as Canada, Russia, and Scandinavian countries. However, certain places in the USA also fall under this belt from where you can view this ethereal gleaming sky. Here’s where you need to be if you wish to view the Northern Lights on your USA trip.

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Bucket list of adventures around the world

April 18, 2017

As a world traveler, I have my bucket list of places I would love to visit, adventures I would love experience and other that I just want to enjoy in terms of people or culture.

The list is always growing but the folks at Anthony Nolan have put together an Ultimate Natural World To-Do List of the top adventures around the world. This list of fifteen adventures include mountain climbing in Africa to snorkeling in Fiji, from diving in Devil’s Pool in Zambia to the food fight in La Tomatina in Spain.

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Top Reasons for Considering a Caravan Holiday

April 17, 2017

Looking to undertake a caravan holiday? When you are planning a family vacation, a caravan holiday will be the last thing to spring in your mind. However, there are various benefits of considering a caravan holiday. It is an excellent choice irrespective of your personal state, your age and whether you are moving alone or in a group. You may either rent quality caravans from online stores or buy a caravan if you are looking to travel frequently.

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Canberra, Australia’s Capital – A Destination for All Seasons

April 11, 2017

If you feel like you are stuck in a routine lifestyle, then it’s time for a change. You need to go on vacation and put all the things that are causing you stress aside. More importantly, you need to find a location where all worries fade into the wind, and then fill your ears with the sound of laughter in the streets, where the smell of fresh coffee fills your mornings and where you can meet friendly people who will exchange their interesting stories over a pint of beer with you. The place we are talking about is Canberra, Australia’s finest jewel.

Here are some of the reasons why we think you need to experience this must-visit destination.

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Top travel destinations – the very best of the UAE

April 3, 2017

Did you know that just in 2016, Dubai saw more than 15 million overnight visitors? Dubai with its incredible history, iconic skylines and record-breaking structures has been enticing visitors for several years now. Ras Al Khaimah, Abu Dhabi, Fujairah, Sharjah – each of the UAE’s incredible Emirates entices and beckons visitors to come and admire their marvels. In just a few short years, the UAE has achieved an amazing, full-throttle escalation from a nomadic desert to a landmark tourist destination.

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