29
Jun

How To Get Ready For A Long Term International Trip

t20Taking a trip out of the country can be overwhelming. There are lots of important details to tend to before you leave your home behind. With the right amount of planning, you can make this a smooth and seamless venture and ensure that nothing gets overlooked. Following is a comprehensive checklist to help you get started.

Make sure that there are no loose ends at work. Let your co-workers know when you will be leaving and your exact date of return. Send out regular email reminders in advance of your trip so that no one forgets. Clean out your inbox and delegate all unfinished business to capable parties. You should also create an auto-message for all email contacts and update your status on your voice message. Have a special contact person set up in the office to field calls and mitigate problems on your behalf.

At home, let your utility companies know that you’ll be leaving and for how long. Turn off the gas and electricity in your home if you’re worried about potential fires. In houses that require these measures, you can even

19
Jun

How Expensive Is It to Winter in the Sun

t19Is it expensive to winter in the sun? Well I can only speak as I have experienced life in Spain. It does depend on your expectations. Housing is still very low in price but is beginning to rise, apartments can still be found under 50k. Inland houses offer more land and are cheaper than on the coast. There are project dwellings available or habitable houses. Long-term winter rentals are available too.

Heating is obviously cheaper than in England. We have found the winter here to be quite mild and in fact haven’t put a fire on all winter, although some days a cardigan is appreciated. There have been some chilly days, but usually by lunchtime, it reaches 18-20 degrees. Evenings can be cool. We are told, it has been a mild winter here.

Food is probably a similar price as in England, but wine and beer are plentiful and inexpensive. You will be able to eat outside most days if you have a sheltered patio area. Many people eat out at the tapas bars and restaurants regularly. In some areas English products can be

12
Jun

4 Important Tips to Follow While Buying New Luggage

t18As the season of travel is coming back again during the summer, it is again that time where you decide to buy new luggage. This is itself a big investment because buying good quality luggage is no easy task. There are many cost concerns and quality concerns that are raised very easily while buying luggage. We have got a few tips for you that can be of great use in the long run. These tips must be followed without fail in order to ensure top quality luggage.

1. Always consider your needs

There are many issues that might come up in the future that will make you travel. Thus it is important to take your travelling needs into consideration. The luggage you purchase must obviously depend on the type of travel you do. For example, there are people who travel for business and then there are people who travel for leisure.

2. Know your weight and size restrictions

These days all the airlines have restrictions when it comes to the weight of your luggage. In order to avoid any kind of additional charges it is important

3
Jun

Helpful Tips to Follow While Buying Luggage

t17You might have asked yourself the question of how to buy good luggage many times. There are certain important points to take into consideration while going through this particular process. Here you will also be able to gain some useful insights into the luggage and/or baggage world. These tips should be utilized to a very large extent because these are very important.

1. The weight and size of the luggage

You obviously don’t want to under pack for any trip that you are going to make. For this purpose it is important to choose the size as well as weight of your baggage without any type of complications. There are also bags that are labelled as light weight but it is recommended to never take the label for what it is. There is always something behind it.

2. The durability and construction

Waterproofing, fabric and frame are the basics for durability and construction of luggage. Thus it is recommended to look for these characteristics while you are selecting your luggage. In case your bag has an inner frame, you must look for the fiberglass that can

27
May

Get Yourself a Custom Made Suitcase for Better Use

t16A suitcase is a very catchy term and object. It is very useful in our day-to- day life as we cannot travel without it. For some people it is their way of living. Imagine a custom suitcase that has all the characteristics which makes people believe that it actually belongs to you. These types of suitcases are always able to express your entire creativity, share your sense of pride and also represent your great company. You can choose any suitcase in the ever increasing collection in order to benefit more from them. Customization of a suitcase mostly depends on the three basic characteristics. These are explained as below.

1. The color and size of your suitcase

Any custom suitcase should have an appropriate color as well as size. Both these characteristics go hand in hand and there is nothing that can stop you from getting your own color and size. Always go from something that is fancy in a sophisticated manner and is also catchy. It must also depict that is actually belong to you and no one else. This is what a custom

22
May

Why NOT Choose My Own Homestay Family

t15In this day and age of automated-self-serve-online-do-it-yourself-web-based-point-and-click, it hardly seems necessary to pay the extra $ to a 3rd party company to find homestay accommodation for myself when planning a trip abroad. Or does it?

This is the question many international students and travelers are asking themselves. We book our own hotels after all – so why NOT homestay?

The short answer in a nutshell is that homestay is not a hotel. It is an unregulated industry. While a hotel is required by law to meet certain minimal standards of cleanliness, safety, and service, homestays have no such mandated oversight.

This means that booking your own room with an unknown family directly is a complete crap shoot – while you may get lucky and land yourself a fabulous accommodation, you may just as likely book yourself in the homestay from hell.

Let’s face it – every family that posts online will try to promote themselves as the best option for you. It’s in their interest after all. But what’s in YOUR best interest?

A placement Agency? Really? Isn’t the homestay placement agency just in it for the

12
May

How to Hire a Taxi for Safe and Reliable Medical Transportation

t14When it comes to non-emergency medical visits, getting out of the house and to the appointment with your physician or medical team can be incredibly difficult. Depending on your condition, there could be mobility issues that make getting into and out of your car difficult, or you might have a wheelchair or motorized scooter that makes normal travel seem almost impossible. There’s good news – you can hire a service to get you to your medical visit on time and in comfort.

Consider the following points while booking:

1. Accommodating Mobility Issues

Whether you’re talking about public transport or your own personal vehicle, accommodating mobility issues can be tough to do. Buses aren’t built to be particularly easy to enter or exit for those who need a little help getting around. Even passenger cars and vans can be hard to use. Hiring a cab for safe and reliable medical transportation actually ensures that you enjoy an easy entry and exit process, combined with professional, caring service.

2. Wheelchairs and Scooters

The problem of traveling with a wheelchair or motorized scooter is significant, even with standard, folding wheelchairs.

2
May

The Importance of Wi-Fi in a Cab

t13Once upon a time, taking a taxi was a pretty simple process. You hailed a taxi from the corner, or caught one outside the arrivals terminal at the airport. You told the driver where you were headed, and then you sat back and rode. The time between catching it and arriving at your destination was dead time – downtime where there was nothing that could be done. That’s changing today. Wi-Fi in a cab allows you access to unprecedented benefits.

Checkout the benefits of Wi-Fi while travelling:

Productivity on the Go

Most of us have become accustomed to doing at least some work on the go. You might network with business associates on your smartphone while riding the train to the office. You might use your downtime between appointments and meetings to get some work done on that report. In these instances, you use your device’s data connection. However, that can be problematic in some area. Tall buildings, bridges, tunnels and the like can all make it difficult to get any signal at all, much less one capable of handling heavier data transmissions. With Wi-Fi

30
Apr

Dealing With the Unexpected

t12Well our “winter in Spain” has ended and the ferry delivered us onto English soil and our disasters began. All roads nominated by the sat.nav. were closed. In fading light and occasional street lights we tried to pore over the map, whilst the sat.nav couldn’t understand why we were ignoring instruction and kept telling us to go round the round-about and join the nominated road. Very frustrating! A journey which should have taken us 3 hours took 5 plus hours!

First the A3 was closed as traffic piled off the ferry and in the dark diversion signs were either unseen of missing. We circled Portsmouth together with other motorist for a while, then the sat.nav kicked in and we headed north.

After 6 months of virtually clear roads in Spain the sight of car headlights as far as you could see, and bumper to bumper traffic, was a bit of a culture shock. Many other roads were closed including the A1M and 421 which was the route specified. Eventually the sat.nav. gave us an alternative route and we arrived in the early hours of

21
Apr

4 Tips to Follow While Driving in the Rain

t11Driving a car of your own has pleasures in itself where you get to modify things according to your requirements and capabilities. Driving on your own is an art in itself where you need to be perfectly skilled with the techniques where you need to handle your car, keep other passengers safe and keep your eyes on the road to avoid accidents. Despite weather conditions outside, you need to have the skills of driving well on the road and reach your destination safely. The weather affects the driver in a great way where the scorching heat can take a toll on and make you feel dizzy or heavy rains can make your eyesight weak so as to not see anything around you on the road. Despite such issues, you need to have the strength to survive in circumstances and it often comes along with practise.

Driving during the rains is something most drivers dread as it is when there is the most number of accidents caused. The drivers cannot see the road ahead or the car tyres tend to skid on slippery roads

11
Apr

Essay Journey by Train in Winter

t10A journey by train is an interesting experience. It charms our mind and makes us happy. I got a chance to attend the marriage ceremony of my friend last winter-season. My friend is living at Lahore cantonment. I got seats reserved for all of my friends and family members in the first class compartment from Peshawar to Lahore in a Super Express train. On the day of journey, we got up early in the morning and prepared ourselves for journey. We hired a rickshaw for our conveyance. It took almost an hour to reach Peshawar City Railway Station.

Similarly, we got into the train and found our seats beside the windows. The train started to move slowly. When the train crossed the platform, it attained fast speed gradually. Soon, it ran very fast and after one and half hour, it reached Attock city. I was carrying some novels, magazines and a newspaper with me. For some time, I and my friends read but our minds felt bored due to reading. We gazed outside through the window of the train, it gave us a

1
Apr

Safety Tips for Girls Traveling Alone

t9Choose accommodation wisely.

Check all the hotel options, location, services they provide and type of rooms. Try to avoid hostels.

Protect your money and documents.

As your packing and luggage, you need to travel light and avoid carrying many handbags and stuff with you. A good tip is to get a money belt, you can find it easily, it is cheap and you can use it under your clothes.

Visit public and safe places.

Avoid walking alone especially at night and in dark places. Try to visit popular places and if you need something or get some information avoid asking a stranger, you better go to a coffee shop, restaurant or store and ask an employee. You can also have with you a pepper spray.

Avoid Taxi Cabs.

Taxis are not always the best option, you don’t know if they’re completely safe or which route they can take. You don’t need to be looking for a taxi standing alone at street, there are some private transportation agencies like Uber or any airport shuttle that will provide you the whole information of your ride like the type of car, driver’s

29
Mar

How A Cab Service Offers The Smoothest Ride To Your Destination

t8Technology has brought convenience literally into the palm of your hands and so it is with making reservations for ground transportation. whether for a sightseeing cruise around the city or for travel to the airport.

You just need to login or make a phone call and you can have cab service available at your doorstep within no time. There are many taxi companies offering such services but certain qualities set apart the classy operators from the run of the mill companies.

Mission Customer Satisfaction:
The customer has to only lean back in contentment and leave the rest to the uniformed chauffeur. A ship-shape car, impeccably clean, with comfortable upholstery and cosy ambient temperature, makes the ride a memorable treasure for the customer.

Round the Clock Service:
Round the clock service to the destination of the customer’s choice is the hallmark of every elite taxi company. Whether it is in the peak afternoon sunshine, a cascading downpour or at the crack of dawn, customers are content in the knowledge that the taxi will draw up to their gate on schedule and ferry them safely to their

19
Mar

Travel Tips When Going to Safaris

t7Here are some general guidelines that can help you when going on safaris:

1. Personal safety – in any place that you travel to, you must ensure your personal safety.

• Do not bring huge amounts of cash.
• Your passport, cash, and other travel documents should be in a pouch under your shirt or stuffed in your daypack or camera bag.
• Watch your personal bags closely while walking in jam-packed places, such as on the streets, restaurants, markets, and airports.
• Do not walk alone in the evening.
• When going out, consider your cash, passport, and airline tickets in the lodge or hotel safe.
• Do not bring any jewelry during your travel. It is best to leave them at home.
• Valuables, such as your camera, handbag, wallet pouch, and mobile phones, should be kept hidden, and definitely not in your car hire, tour bus, or back seat. Make sure also that you do not leave them in your room at safari lodges or camps.

2. Travel insurance – obtain travel insurance as soon as your travel plans are confirmed so

13
Mar

Dealing With a Travel Agency for Your Trip

t6When you are going on a trip to attend conferences or to have fun like going to a safari, it starts with searching for travel packages online or getting help from a travel agency. However, before deciding, you must know what you can expect from an online agency to find out the best way to match your needs. The level of service you need would depend on your personal preferences as well as the requirements of your trip.

There are lots of options available whether you choose self-service wherein you can do the searching and booking by yourself, or full-service travel agency that would take care of everything on your behalf – accommodation, meal plans, sites to visit, etc. Depending on the type of trip you will have, there are also different choices you may consider. Some travel agencies only offer packages and others offer a la carte travel services, where you can pick items and pay for each separately.

Expectations on Online Travel Agencies

There are also expectations that are common to every online travel agency. It has something to do with the affordability

3
Mar

Facts About Airport Taxi Services

t5Getting to and from the air field can be a very real challenge. You might think that it’s best to take a shuttle bus, or maybe public transportation. On the other hand, you might think that it’s best to have someone drive you and pick you up when you return or even drive your own car and when it comes to parking its tiresome. Actually, taking an airport taxi is the better choice, but you need to ensure that you choose the right company for your needs. Here are some of the most important facts to consider.

The Right Size

Cabs come in all shapes and sizes. It’s important to ensure that you’re choosing the right size and capacity for your needs. For instance, if you’re traveling alone, or with just one other person, a mini-cab would be a better option than a van or a sedan. If you’re traveling with a group, a mini-van might be the better choice to help save some money.

In addition to the number of passengers who will be sharing the taxi with you, consider the amount of luggage

26
Feb

Travel Wherever and Whenever With 24 Hour Taxi Service

t4Road transportation is an integral ingredient of urban life and the Internet has forever altered the dynamics of taxi travel. To travel within a city, you have the options of hiring ‘For Hire’ taxi from the curbside, making reservations on the telephone or on the internet. Besides, there is a choice of travelling by publicly licensed taxi, private tourist taxi or taxi affiliated to taxi aggregators who can provide cool app based functionalities. But, at the end, every rider looks for certain basic and essential qualities in local taxi services.

Safe Travel:

A safe journey should invariably top the list of critical factors that a customer should weigh up. After all, his focus is on arriving at his destination, not at the nearest hospital. The track record of the taxi service, the age of the taxi fleet and the experience of the pool of drivers are all indicators of the importance attached to safe travel by the taxi company.

Of course, this data accumulation and assessment is not possible if you are hiring a cruising taxi, but these taxis are regulated by local Government that

18
Feb

How To Get A Skilled Worker Visa And Start A New Life

t3Living in another country and starting a new life is really very challenging. For some people, uprooting their entire lives from the country of their birth to start anew in a different nation is unthinkable. After all, their birthplace is where they learned their language, culture, customs, the unique personalities of the people, and all other aspects of their way of life. Their friends and families are here, and all their worldly possessions.

However, making a fresh start in a new country presents them with a number of opportunities that they would not be able to take advantage of if they choose to remain right where they are. A different country can provide them a more extensive educational experience, for example, or it can lead them to employment opportunities that offer a great deal more benefits than any job they could find in their home country.

And of course, there is the prospect of immersing oneself in a new culture, making a home in a different setting, and expanding their personal perspective to adopt a more global view. If you’re interested in beginning a

8
Feb

Benfits of Metro Transportation

t2Transportation in India is one of the major issues which rested from many decades. People who are living in the megacities like Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai suffers less, in comparison to those cities which still not have sufficient infrastructures. These megacities sustain various means of transportation such as Auto rickshaw, Bus and rapid transit system such as Metro.

Due to increasing rate of the population in these cities, Metro is one of the major transport systems which provides better options to the inhabitants. Do we ever think why this rapid system is beneficial for most crowded cities like Kolkata, Bangalore, and Delhi? To know an answer you have to understand, various viewpoints of Kolkata metro report which is as follows:

Fuel cost saving: The yearly saving due to minimum fuel utilization will be Rs.180.89 crore in 2009, more than twofold from Rs.73.22 crore two years prior.

A Number of vehicles off the street: Since the Metro started operations in December 2002, there has been a dynamic reduction in the day by day vehicle demand because of the people moving to Metro for commuting. In 2009,

3
Feb

Travel Deeper How to Walk the Back Streets and Connect With the Locals

t1Walking the back streets can seem a little daunting. I know, I do it all the time. You find yourself in places that are a little uncomfortable, out of your comfort zone. In fact, it is a culture shock.

Usually, when people travel they go to tourist spots and focus on carefully pre-planned stuff to do. For example, on the main island of Bocas Del Toro, you walk down the strip, go to a nice restaurant, and buy a ticket to a boat tour that will take you to a nice beach. Thats fine, and you should do it because it is part of the experience.

But to get a little deeper into the culture, all you have to do is walk a few streets back into the neighborhood and you will see a different world. Yes, it is dirty, yes, it may not smell very good. But if you stop looking at the poor conditions and look at the people, your perspective will start to change.

You will see grandmothers sitting on porches watching the world go by. And if you smile and wave,