It’s summer time again! Well, at least in the northern hemisphere. At first it’s all fine and dandy – the sun is out, the days are long, and all you want to do is to hit the beach or lounge at the poolside. But after a few weeks of summer, all you can think about is how hot and sticky it feels. All you want to do is sit in the AC all day and long for winter. If you grew tired of your summer already, here are the best places to break the heat stay cool on your next vacation.
True, travelling doesn’t take any fancy gadgets (unless you’re 007), and it’s all about that exhilarating feeling and new experiences, but when there are so many new options and toys out there – why not utilize them and make the whole thing much better? Here are our top ideas for gifts you might want to ask for your next birthday.
How often when travelling we wish there was a way to capture all the beauty around us, and bring it back with us? A gorgeous sunset, a delightful vista, an interesting cultural ritual or just the vibrant colors of the spice market – all fade a little and lose something in the process when shooting with your iPhone. You shrug in sadness, telling yourself that you’re not a pro and that’s just how thing go. The good news is you don’t have to be a pro in order to get more from your pictures. If you maintain some key principles when taking a picture, you can have pictures that will show your friends and family back home the exact color of the water, and the exact scope of that building or shrine. Here are all the tips, straight from the experts.
To tip or not to tip? That is always the question when we travel to a new place. Not knowing the local etiquette regarding tipping leave even the most experienced traveler with a bit of an off feeling. What if I tip in a country that find tips offensive? What if I won’t tip enough and come across as cheap? Fear not! We come to the rescue with this easy to use tipping guide. Service is not included.
The worst part about wanderlust is being labeled as a ‘basic tourist’. That means making those easy to avoid mistakes that tons of people make. Hopefully for your upcoming trip these 7 easy to follow things to do will help you upgrade yourself from basic to advanced!
Tonight in Israel starts Independence Day. For Israelis, this is the time to buy meat in bulk, spark up the grills and roast ’till you drop! The parks are full with families and groups of friends, the air is filled with delicious scents, and music is being played over the sizzling sounds. This time we bring you all the inside tips on how to pull off the best Barbecue of all times. Read it while it’s hot!
So, you booked your vacation and still haven’t decided whether or not you want that additional expense of travel insurance? That is totally understandable since you just spent a bunch of money on a plane ticket and not a small sum on a place to stay along with travel money for food and those gifts for family and friends. So why bother spending that extra few dollars on a chance that something MIGHT happen, right? WRONG! Travel insurance is not just a waste of money. Anything can happen to you while on vacation, so why not just ensure that peace of mind for a few bucks?
Every country has its own culture and local customs. What might seem rude in one person’s eyes will be a natural thing in the eyes of another. When visiting Israel, you will definitely notice some major differences in attitude and communication style between you and the locals. The Mediterranean culture, the hot weather and the special middle-eastern nuances have created a very special characteristics for the typical Israeli. Here is everything you need to know in order to successfully navigate any social scenario when in Israel.
Israel is a country made of a collision of cultures, religions and opinions. Among other things, it’s shown in its cuisine. Throughout the years the historic land of Israel had seen many conquerors (e.g, the Ottoman Empire) that affected the local food. When the young country of Israel was established, Jews from all around the globe started flocking in, and brought their local cuisines with them. This created a very yummy example for the melting pot effect, and brought about the very unique and rich Israeli street food. Here are some examples of the thing you should definitely try when visiting Israel.
Whether you are first timers when it comes to the snowy slopes or experienced snowboarders with a major record, you probably know that skiing is an expensive hobby. High-end resorts, costly equipment and pricey lift passes are just some of the expenses that are part of your desired white vacation. Well, we haven’t found a Genie that can make all our wishes come true (yet!), but we do have some tips for you on how to save major buck on your next winter trip. Sit tight!