Traveling to a different country always needs planning. And some countries like Iceland – need a bit more thought and effort than others. Located at a distance of 1800 miles from the North Pole, locals in Iceland often refer to Reykjavik as the northern most capital of the world. While thinking of a trip to Iceland the top most fact to consider about this Nordic island is its dramatic landscape with volcanoes, glaciers, geysers, hot springs, craters, lagoons and lava fields. We pinned down a list for you – of crucial questions you need to ask yourself before you book – and use them as your core plan of action.
The Boston Globe Travel Show is back for its 13th round, and we can’t wait to be a part of it this year! It will be StreetTrotter’s first year to attend the three day event (February 10-12), but if you have heard of it before, you would know that it is one of the largest consumer travel shows in the country showcasing the culture of both exotic and domestic destinations around the world.
For many with that great instinct we call wanderlust – the setting for our next adventure plays often upon the mind. If you’ve never considered it before, these three jewels of Monaco are sure to put this stunning principality on your list, so sit back and enjoy the read.
Puerto Rico is an extremely friendly island – from people to places. While I was sitting and researching where should our next anniversary break take us – I had only one thing in mind – the trip should entail an extraordinary experience. And that is how the glowing bioluminescent bay that we once saw in the movie ‘Life of Pi’ came into my mind. We pinned down Vieques – the brightest bio bay in the world on a NEW MOON night in April, and hence the trip to Puerto Rico.
Adding a few drops of your favorite essential oils means you’ll be able to get rid of any tension caused by a long journey. Massage away the aches in your legs or shoulders, or better still, share a ten minute massage session with a travel buddy.
No wonders they call Singapore – the skyline of the future. Full of sharp contrasts, you will find traditional temples next to luxe skyscrapers, modern condos opening up to old and wild jungles. Its hard to imagine the diversity Singapore has to offer – so we will break it down for you post by post. This one is for travelers who crave for thrills and would like to indulge in exciting activities while spending time in this tiny island city.
I had never been to LA before, but one thing I learned about the city right away is that getting anywhere is unbelievably difficult and expensive. After LA, I will never complain about Boston’s five cent subway fare hike ever again. Luckily, there was lots to do in and around campus. If you’re as stingy with your Ubers as I am, check out my comprehensive college tour of the Loyola Marymount University.
Here are a few things that will make any road trip less miserable — because, if we’re honest with ourselves, they’re only fun for a maximum of three hours.
Whether you are road tripping or intending to take a beach vacation, your sunglasses and prescription glasses will be at the top of your packing list. With a vast variety to choose from, finding the perfect pair can be a challenge. We have come up with ways to find the ultimate pair that won’t cast shade on your style and most importantly, will offer full protection from the harsh UV rays while you are out holidaying.
Your vacation is the reward for the hard work you do year round. Make it even better by being in the best shape you can. Start today, and you will be thrilled with the results. Happy Traveling!
First-time to a casino? – We got you covered! Following our last post on basic newbie tips for your first casino travel, here comes a few pro-tips from a pool of bloggers who have been keen to share their experinces. From free loyalty programs, to getting free drinks, and where to play and stay while in Las Vegas, we have it all for you.
Going to a casino for the first time can certainly be an overwhelming experience. Big crowds, too many flashy tables, dealers, experienced players, tense faces, winning grins and loosing groans, can all together make you feel very nervous if you have never been to a casino before. And if that’s the case with you too – don’t worry as we got you covered!
So here I am – a bunch of mistakes later, mixed with lazy choices and lots of eye-opening suggestions from fellow expats, I am sharing with you my very own list of hacks, in this Expat Survival Guide. From all basic adjustments to some really big ones, most of what you will need to do and know about expat living and expat travel is all listed here.
Bali being a popular tourist destination across the globe – as a couple who didn’t have a plan in place and no one to take suggestions from, there is a lot about this island that we learnt on our own – some bits with good experinces, and some with bad ones. And because we don’t want you to fall in all the touristy traps as we did – we charted out an essential Bali guide for you from our very own do’s and don’t diary…
No matter what, you are a foreigner; you are a tourist; so embrace it. You’ll feel freer, and less pressure means that you won’t be overwhelmed by all the things you think you’re saying wrong. No matter how you sound, everybody is impressed with the tourist who at least attempts to speak the language. Plus, if people know you’re a tourist, they’ll want to know where you’re from – a great conversation starter.