5 best places to retire

November 03, 2014  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Travel Tips

places to retireTo retire to a different place means to take vacation for some days or to settle down in some other place so as to get change of lifestyle. You can do something different and unusual which you cannot do at your place. You should also see that the place that you retire to suits your lifestyle and budget. There is should be more options for medical facilities and a life that is active yet peaceful in its own way. There are many communities where you can retire to. Climate is another factor which needs to be taken into account. 5 best places to retire to are as follows:-

1. Panama

There are rare places which offer variety and value both but Panama is the clear winner in this case. Lying in Central America it is hailed as a first world country. It is a convenient place which can be easily reached through. It allures people from North America and hence makes a good choice. As far as the currency is concerned there is not much of a difference as it is dollar. Language barriers also do not exist as English is spoken widely. From brands to local goodies you get all that you want. Enjoyable places like beaches, hiking on the highlands, golfing on the greens are welcoming. Money is not a concern.

2. Ecuador

Perfect getaway as far as climate, scenery and affordability is concerned Ecuador remains a bliss. Amidst the heritage centre of the world you can find a lush apartment. People from Cuenca retire to Ecuador for peace. It has a superb facility of the health care and you can either live as a serene farmer or a sophisticated gentleman- the choice is yours. Being small in size it is also environment friendly. You can see the Andes Mountains and the Amazon Basin. People are gearing up for a better lifestyle. Ecuador remains a top place in comparison to other places.

3. Costa Rica

As far as any originality is concerned Costa Rica beats all. The legacy of weather is year round remains warm. Safety of the public and stability in politics also remains the same. For those who want to spend time in the sun the transition can be made conveniently. It is become a resident area legally. The health system is extremely fruitful and the costs are much cheap from America. You can save by local shopping. According to the Index of Happiness Costa Rica was ranked top in 2012.

4. Malaysia

It is considered as a haven for Asians. You can live luxuriously in a condo with amazing temperature year round. Good beaches, mountains, hill stations that are cool and hopping islands are the places of retreat. Good infrastructure and better medical health facilities are the biggest draw in the world.

5. Spain

Though considered as the hottest destination in Europe it still charms all. Due to recession the prices have also fallen which is why it is convenient to afford residence in the country. You have shops, cinemas, local scenery and accessibility from all the other countries is quite easy. The price factor attracts all to Spain and of course offers best road trips.

7 Things To Remember When Camping

September 13, 2014  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Travel Tips
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Camping tips

Camping is your chance to get away from the humdrum of the city into the quiet woods or a park. This is a great vacation and for enjoying this you just need to ensure the following:

• There are many other people who are going to come to the same place to camp. So never leave the site dirty. Most campgrounders charge you a fine amount if you leave the place dirty. There is always a trash bin nearby, so please do leave all kinds of waste there.

• Remember to put out the camp fire when you leave as a blazing camp fire might put the others who are camping near you to danger. Put the fire out before going to sleep, going out for the whole day or when you leave. Just make sure the coal and ash are cool as that is enough.

• In case you are taking pets to camping, do not leave their stool or urine on the camping site. Also ensure that they do not use the other campers’ bathrooms. Keep your pets on a leash as many camp sites allow pets but prefer them to be on a leash. This is because kids are not very immune to animal allergies and there might be many people who are not comfortable around animals.

• There are always extra spaces that are provided for washing dishes and cups. Please do not use the bathroom to clean dishes as this is very unsanitary. Imagine the amount of disease spreading bacteria there might be from other people’s hands or mouth. Even yours.

• Never ever cut through the campsites that others are using. The people pay to use the area and everyone likes their own privacy and personal space when they stay at the camp. Unless it is a dire emergency, please make sure that you go around other’s camps and not through it.

• Usually the time between 10 am to 6 am is considered to be the quiet hours. There are always children and people in camping who need rest or need to go to bed early. The nights at camping sites are usually still so the voices get carried. Be respectful of the time and the rule.Use flashlights and lowlights in the camping ground when it is night time. If you are arriving in a car, turn off the headlights because the bright light at a dark camping site can be very disturbing to a lot of people. Lanterns, flashlights are the best things to get light from.

• The firewood you receive from the campgrounders is for your use while staying at the campsite. Do not carry them home with you if you have no use of it at your house. Even if you are carrying some yourself, leave the rest back as it might be of help to the fellow campers. Make sure you put everything back in place if you have moved it from its original place. Do not dig anywhere or make holes as these can be dangerous to the people who do not have the knowledge of it being there.

Top 5 Ski Holiday Destinations

February 28, 2014  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Travel Tips

Ski Holiday DestinationsThe best time of the year to enjoy skiing is winter. In this season most of the ski-lovers decide to visit various places where skiing is very famous. Every year the skiing sport is rising in terms of status. For most of the people it is a time privileged ritual that has extended all over the globe. A single tourist or the entire family can spend their winter vacation by competing each other down the slopes in different countries which they had never imagined. Some of the top countries where skiing is quite famous are as follows:-

• Switzerland- Twisting up in front of the humid fire among many cozy ski lodges is a receiving pleasure after a lengthy day of skiing down the glorious Alps. Switzerland is one of the most admired countries for most of the tourists around the world. Your ski trip is likely to be incomplete without a marvelous cup of this country’s popular hot chocolate.

• Japan- Japan is turning out to be the world’s most loved country for spending ski vacations. Though Swiss Alps is very famous for skiing, Japan slopes are also admired by people. If you are deciding to spend your ski vacations then Japan is the best place to visit. Spend your time on slopes of semi private resorts and during evening rest in personal residence with the aroma of clean snow.

• Colorado- It offers lot of breathtaking ski resorts which is placed in the grand Rocky Mountains. Colorado has more to provide. Colorado in United States is one of the most famous places for ski holiday. It offers everlasting motivation for both experts and beginners skiers active. There is a fresh powder of snow to enjoy everyday.

• Austria – Austria presents some experienced snowboarders and skiers. The famous après ski in Austria is liked by the tourists for skiing. St.Anton and Kitzbuhel are some famous ski destination in the quarter. There are about 176 ski schools accessible in the local. Tirol provides the best chance to build up developing skills for less qualified skiers.

• France- The most attractive thing about ski holidays in France is that there are home rentals accessible that suits your budget. It is likely to have an inexpensive skiing weekend rest by residing at a little apartment house or can enjoy your luxurious ski vacations in Chamonix.

If you want to spend your ski vacations then these are the best places to visit. Skiing offers something to everyone.

10 Places To Visit In Thailand

February 03, 2014  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Travel Tips

Visit In ThailandThailand is one of the most hit tourist destinations across South East Asia, loved by all- starting from buddy groups to honeymooners to single travelers. Are you too planning a Thai trip soon? Ensure these ten places in your Thailand itinerary.

1. Pattaya– It’s the most frequented destinations in Thailand. Pattaya is famous for its amazing shopping malls and great entertainment shows.

2. Phuket– Phuket is much appreciated for its beautiful stretch of pristine beaches and a very vibrant beach culture. You will love the Thai delicacies here.

3. Ko Chang- It’s the 2nd biggest Thai island which assures a stunning sight with long white beaches, lush rainforests, beautiful coral reefs and several waterfalls. It also houses a versatile wildlife with deer, snakes, birds and elephants.

4. Ko Tarutao– People throng to the beautiful Tarutao especially for its diverse fauna life. The most significant species here are monitor lizards, whales, sea turtles, mouse deer, crab eater macaques. Besides, you would the spectacular visual trait laid before you thanks to the magnificent and unspoilt beaches.

5. Koh Samui- Koh Samui is good especially for family vacations. You will love to stroll over the white sandy beaches here and the place offers good budgeted lodging.

6. Grand Palace- No Thai tour can be complete without your homage to the Grand Palace adorning the capital city of Bangkok. The imperial palace was the residence of Thai royalty till 1946 and hosts a wonderful exhibition of varied architectural styles.

7. Similan Islands– The Similan Islands are best for the diving enthusiasts.

8. Chiang Mai– The night bazaar of Chiang Mai is a must visit for shopaholics. It’s famous for its versatile imported products offered at dirt cheap rates.

9. Railay beach– Do not miss out on railay beach if you love rock climbing.

10. Krabi– Krabi beaches are truly picturesque with its blue ocean bordered by palm & coconut trees.

Memorable Trip to Argentina

January 02, 2014  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Travel Tips

Memorable Trip to ArgentinaBeing the eight largest countries in the world Argentina is truly one of its kinds. Its 23 provinces have such scenic beauty and the rich urban life too is amazing that it seems like an interwoven tapestry of culture, heritage, beauty and languages. As far as tourism is concerned this is one place you would not want to miss for anything. It is will one of your most memorable and delightful vacations ever. Spanish is the local language here and is spoken by a lot everyone who dwells in this place. The main attractions of this place would be many. Of them some are:

Buenos Aries being the capital city of Argentina and holding a population of 3 million people is a major attraction. It is a blend of the old heritage and the young architecture so perfectly that people come from very far just to relish the beauty. One thing which you must do when here is taste the local cuisine of this place. It is yummy and not worth missing.

The pampas is an area with not that much human habitat. Its salt water lakes are home to many flamingo birds which are rare and beautiful to look at. There are cowboys who actually practice the authentic old cowboy things and are a treat to the eyes.

An amazing skiing location and a treat for wine lovers would be the stretches of the vineyards spread across the city of Mendoza. After spending the day outdoors which is hectic yet fun with all that skiing and other things you could sit in the balcony sipping fresh wine from the vineyards.

However the most scenic locations would be that of Igazu national park and Igazu waterfalls. Also to the city of Tierra del Fuego where activities like fishing and kayaking are given as an option to tourists who love doing this.

Barcelona, the lively city

December 24, 2013  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Travel Tips

trip to BarcelonaBarcelona, being the capital city of Spain in Europe is no doubt on the liveliest cities to be. It has gained fame after hosting the Olympics in 1992 and is still known for hosting many world class conferences. It lies on the Mediterranean cost between two rivers making it a treat for the eyes as far as natural beauty is concerned. Here is some more about the cheer and life in Barcelona.
Guell park and LaSagrada are the works of Barcelona’s signature artist Antonio Gaudi; Barcelona is known for its architecture and is declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Picasso museum too houses the works of this artist and is another must see place in Barcelona.

Another unique thing is that you can ski and sunbathe in the perimeter of this same city. There are vineyards too where the best wine from around the globe can be sampled before flying off to the hills for the ski-time experience. Spending a relaxed day at the Monjui is also a very good option. There are the Joan Miro Museum and National Art Museum of Catalonia at Monjuic apart from the artistic painting like views of the fountains and parks. You can reach Monjuic easily by taking the harbour cable car.

World famous beaches like Barceloneta, Sant Sebastica and Sant Miquel are found here which are a major tourist attraction and adds more life, colour and vigour to this city. The beautiful ocean beach and sandy shores are something which you should miss for nothing. Barcelona is known to be the cruise capital. There are innumerable cruise ships waiting for you and if this is what you are looking for then you have come to the right place.

The Carrer Petrixol is something which you must visit. It’s famous for its chocolate shops which you can take for loved ones back home.

Visit to Turkey

December 06, 2013  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Travel Tips

Visit to TurkeyTurkey is one of the most excellent tourist spot in the world. It is the only country in the world that presents the exoticism of Asia and recent culture of Europe. Some of the must see places to roam around in turkey are given below:-

Turkish operas and concerts– Turkish operas and concerts will give you a taste of Turkish culture. They offer a stunning mixture of music and dance that will amuse your mind and detain your soul.

Turkish films– Turkey have attracted the whole market by its soft media exports, such as films and TV serials. Turkish films have won numerous of awards from all over the globe for their path breaking cinema.

Turkey museums
– You must travel around the museums while touring turkey. The country has some best museums which exhibit the relics the Greek- roman period. Some famous museums name is ethnographic and Anatolian civilization museum.

Cave house– You can make a trip to the famous cave called Goreme area of turkey. These cave dwellings was shaped by some Christian monks several centuries ago and are tough and livable even today.

Mosques– Islam is the authorized religion in turkey. The country has some of the most gorgeous and striking mosque to visit.

Nature trips– If you want to see the nature and its beautiful landscape you can travel various regions of the country like Lake Van and Mount Ararat.

Shopping– The grand bazaar in Istanbul has nearly about 5000 shops where you can buy various items such as food items, jewelery, books, spices and carpets etc.

Sports– Turkey has gigantic seashore where you can enjoy various water based activities like swimming water rafting, boating, and underwater diving. You can also go for biking and climbing trails. Turkey also offers golfing areas at several points. Apart from water based activities you can also go for hot air ballooning.

A Vacation in the exotic Laos

September 10, 2013  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Travel Tips

exotic LaosLaos is one of the most hit destinations in S.E Asia pulling in a great host of tourists every year. The mountainous & landlocked country was long isolated from outside world but today it’s gradually gaining high prominence in the tourism scene- courtesy the improvement in communication & transport. Laos welcomes its visitors with a huge number of exotic attractions that are sure to make your vacation worthy. The article here is brief on the wonders of Laos.
Pha That Luang is one of the most significant attractions in Laos. It’s located in the capital city of Vientiane. Pha That is a magnanimous Buddhist stupa adorned by many terrace where each of the levels imply varied states of Buddha’s enlightenment. It’s lowest level signify material world while the highest one imply nothingness.

The stupa was originally constructed in sixteenth century but had to be reconstructed in 1931 given the huge destruction caused by Siamese regime in 1828. Then you have the caves of Pak Ou, situated on the mighty Mekong river. The caves here are renowned for their great number of mini Buddha sculptures. You will find the Buddha figurines in varied arrangements, including teaching, meditation, rain, peace & reclining (nirvana).

No trip to Laos is complete without a sail across Mekong River. The mighty Mekong is the greatest river of South-East Asia spanning across 4,350 km and the lion’s share of the river gushes through Laos. You must not miss out on the stunning journey across the spectacular vista around Upper Mekong. Vang Vieng is another chief tourist hit in Laos. The beautiful riverside town is located in Laos central. Vang Vieng features a trendy lifestyle and comes dotted with plenty of restaurants, bars, guest houses and other hallmarks of modern Laos. It’s also famous for its limestone mountains.

Explore the historical city of Rome

August 29, 2013  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Travel Tips

historical city of RomeYou must be very much acquainted with the Roman Civilization, one of oldest and the most popular civilizations of the world. There are many historical facts about the roman civilization and you should explore the historical city of Rome to know more about the civilization. Even today after thousands of years, you can see the walls of the Roman fort which marks the beginning of the ancient roman civilization. Surprising enough extensive parts of the walls of the Roman civilization stands intact even today. There are many other historical places and monuments in and around the city of Rome so that you must see once you go there. It is advisable that you should do extensive research about the history of roman civilization so that once you are there you don’t miss out anything.

You must visit the Colosseum of Rome, probably the most famous historical monument of the Roman civilization. It is that famous place where the Gladiator fight used to take place in those days. It was built by the emperors of the Flavian dynasty and is thus know as Amphitheatre Flavium. It is situated near the Roman Forum. It was the only source of entertainment in those days. You must also visit places like Castel Saint Angelo which was built to be used as a mausoleum but was also used by popes in the later period as a castle for staying protected.

You must not miss the Monumento Nazionale a Vittorio Emanuele II or the national monument of Rome which is now used by the ministry as the assembly. Change of guards take place here ever day in the afternoon. You can also see the infamous balcony from where the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini has declared his participation in the World War II. Just behind the National Monument is the famous Senate House of ancient Rome where Julius Caesar was murdered. Even places like Fontana Trevi, Piazza Navona, Piazza Del popolo Santa Maria, etc deserve special mention in terms of historical importance.

A memorable snowy holiday in Switzerland

June 28, 2013  //  Posted by: cooldude  //  Category: Travel Tips

holiday in Switzerland, travel SwitzerlandHeaven on the earth- that’s what Switzerland is called. The country has an essence on its own and it’s like a brand itself for the scenic beauty and chocolate and cheese all over the world. The Swiss Alps, the winding roads and the endless mustard fields and the view from the small mountains and cozy little inns and lavish hotels are truly an experience, which you’ll never forget.

If you happen to go to Switzerland, places like Zurich, Bern, and Engelberg should be never given a miss. Engelberg is home for the world famous Mount Titils. The Mount Titils trip is done in 5 stages in elevators and cable cars. The view is breathtaking. Enjoy the greenery and as the altitude increases snowfall and white shining snow, peaked Alps will be there to welcome you. You can then also take a trip down to Bern for some time shopping for the world famous homemade chocolates and cheese.