Norwegian Escape Adventure Cruise VIDEOS
Sep01

Norwegian Escape Adventure Cruise VIDEOS

 Thinking about an awesome vacation? You might want to check my fun short videos aboard the magnificent ship Norwegian Escape on influencer Adventure Cruise in the Caribbean with Argentinian personality, Lucia Ugarte, Founder chicasguapastv.com. It was a magical trip that filled my heart with joy and gratefulness. I am writing another post about this marvelous experience including my TOP 10 FAVORITE ABOARD NORWEGIAN ESCAPE       Hope you enjoyed my beautiful journey of discovery on the Norwegian Escape and come back for my next post! Thank you for stopping by…truly appreciate it!...

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Packing For A Successful Business Trip: 10 Must-Have Items
Jun23

Packing For A Successful Business Trip: 10 Must-Have Items

 Frequent flyers who travel for business become expert packers. They know exactly what to take to enhance their stay and remain productive. Take a leaf out of their book and make sure your pack these must-have items. 1. Awesome Carry On Bag Arguably one of the most important travel items is your carry on bag. It needs to be small and light enough to meet airline standards. While at the same time it has to allow for multiple items. And it needs to be sturdy and withstand being dragged through numerous airports and taxi ranks. 2. Sleep Mask Always pack a sleep mask for the flight and hotel. It will block out unwanted light and help your body produce melatonin. This is the hormone that allows your body to fall asleep naturally. Some airlines will provide these for you. Check with your provider when you book your discount business class seats. Getting enough sleep will help you arrive at your conference or meeting looking fresh and rested. 3. Headphones / Earplugs Pro travelers will extol the virtues of a good pair of headphones. It’s worth paying a little extra for a pair that fit comfortably and cancel out external noise. They are invaluable for train journeys and flights. Earplugs are another option. 4. Slip-On Shoes If possible, wear comfortable slip-on shoes. These will get you through airport security quicker. And they are easy to slip off once you’re comfortably in your seat. Your feet can swell a little during flights, so it’s a good idea to wear shoes that have a little extra room. 5. Comfy Socks If you’re on a long haul-flight, you might as well make yourself comfortable. Slip off your shoes and settle back. Take a comfortable pair of socks that will keep your feet warm. Planes can feel very cold. 6.Lightweight Laptop You don’t want to be lugging around heavy tech. Take a lightweight laptop and load it up with all relevant documents. Even better, store your work on a cloud service like Google Drive. This will ensure it is accessible wherever you go. A local version can be downloaded to your devices for when there is no wifi. 7. E-Reader If you like to read, load up your e-reader with books. Opt for a version with a built-in reading light. This will save you valuable space in your carry-on luggage. 8. Day To Evening Clothing To save space in your suitcase, take outfits that will work for business and social events. Take smart, comfortable shoes if you are going to multiple locations. Your feet will thank you for it. 9. Pen And Notebook Though...

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Time for the perfect getaway? Here are 5 decisions you need to make first.
Mar16

Time for the perfect getaway? Here are 5 decisions you need to make first.

 Decide on… your dates Your starting point should always be your dates. When can you take a break from work? From there, decide on your destination. Consider things like weather and natural occurrences, like hurricanes and monsoons. Also, think about when flight prices are likely to be lowest, and when accommodation will be quietest. Decide on… your destination How to decide on this one!? The world is huge and there is so much to choose from. Start by chatting to friends and family; is there anywhere they would highly recommend, or avoid going again? Watch the news; are their any current troubles you should be aware of, or virus outbreaks? And what about your budget? Often this can massively dictate where you do and don’t go. Once you’ve considered all of these things, your list of vacation ideas will likely be much smaller. Decide on.. your accommodation There is so much variety now when it comes to picking the style of accommodation you will stay in. You could go classic, like a whistler hotel or a beach villa. Or, you could go for something quirky, like a mountain-side yurt! Consider what is important to you. If you like a big and comfortable bed and a reliable shower, you might be happiest in a luxury hotel. Decide on…. your transport Even if you have booked your flights by now, chances are you’ll need more transport at least somewhere. It’s pretty unlikely you live within walking distance of your airport, after all! Planning your other transport ahead of time is likely to save you money. Book your train tickets, your coach travel or your taxis. Then, make a backup. Say, for instance; you’ve planned to take a taxi to the airport for an early morning flight. You need to make a plan for what will happen if your taxi doesn’t show. First off, store some extra local taxi numbers in your phone. Then, speak to a friend in the local area and ask if they’d be able to help you out should the worst happen. Good planning like this means you can put your mind at rest. Also, consider your transport on the other side. You might not have immediate access to WIFI where you are headed. If you need to take the bus to your accommodation, for example, find out where the bus stop is. Find out the bus number you need and the times it runs. Again, plan a backup solution. Decide on… your packing Most long-haul flights come with a large hold suitcase allowance anyway. If this is the case, you can pack far more liberally. However, if...

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Staycation vs Vacation
Mar14

Staycation vs Vacation

 If you’ve started thinking about where you will travel in 2016, you may be considering the idea of doing a staycation. Unusual and unconventional vacation destinations can be appealing. However, can it be just as while to stick around in your own country and discover new sites there? Let’s weigh up some of the pros and cons of staycations and vacations. Firstly, travel. Flight prices are becoming more and more competitive. Low-cost airlines now mean that depending which country you are in, you can take the plane for significantly cheaper than a train. That being said, across the world, public transport costs vary dramatically. In Italy, for example, train travel is very cheap. However, in the UK, it is very expensive. The key here is to do tailored research in advance of travel. For example, if you are planning to hop across a few different European countries, you might be cheaper to fly from the UK to Italy. However, it might then save you money to take the train from Italy to your next destination, as opposed to a flight. You’ll be surprised how much you can save for other things, like upgraded accommodation. When it does come to choosing your accommodation, bear in mind that hotels aren’t the only viable option anymore. This goes for whether or not you go for a staycation or a vacation. Nowadays, holiday apartments are a great option too. They allow you to be self-catered, plus you get more space to yourself than you would in a standard hotel room. London short let apartments are especially appealing as London hotels are typically bank-breakingly expensive. Staying in an apartment can also give you a far more authentic experience. Now, what about the weather? If you live in a country where the weather is unreliable or changeable, it’s tempting to head somewhere with a more stable climate. This is a very valid reason to travel abroad. If you want a week of sunbathing and swimming in the sea, leaving your home to find the sun makes sense. But think again if your main aim is sightseeing. Doing lots of walking means spending lots of time outside. Doing this in the hot sun can be quite tough, and could lead to you feeling overly tired and quickly dehydrated. Instead, if sightseeing or backpacking is your aim, go slightly out of season when the weather has cooled. It will also be less busy. What about a big benefit of going for a staycation? Well, that has to be currency. If you stay in your own country, there is no need to change your money for the currency...

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The Best Ways To Save Money On Traveling
Feb28

The Best Ways To Save Money On Traveling

 Who doesn’t love traveling? Even if you took a trip to the closest country possible, you’re bound to have some amazing experiences. I’ve had some of the most memorable times of my life out of my home country, but there’s one thing I don’t like about travel: how expensive it is! If you find you have this issue too, here are some great tips for saving money on travel. My first tip is to choose the best time to travel. I know there are certain destinations where this isn’t really possible. Obviously you don’t want to take a ski trip in the height of summer! However, if you’d be willing to shift your trip forward or backwards by a few weeks, you could end up saving a lot on the price of your flights. You may only have to change your plans by a few days! Weekend tickets to certain destinations are far more expensive than ones during the week. I understand that it can be pretty tough to check when the most economical time to fly is. Luckily, there are several tools for this. Why not try these price alerts from Skyscanner? This next tip is more for when you’re out there: scrimp on food. Obviously when you’ve gone to a different country, you’ll want to sample the local cuisine and immerse yourself in the culture. However, eating out every day you’re there will end up being extremely costly. If you make a point of staying somewhere with kitchen facilities, you’ll be able to save a lot of money by cooking your own meals. Obviously, you’ll want to eat out at some time or another. For this, I recommend keeping an eye out for lunch specials. There are many countries, particularly in Europe, where you can get massively discounted food around lunch time. This will mean you can save money without having to miss out too much on the great cuisine. My final tip is to plan your travel within the country well ahead of time. The cost of getting from place to place can be very substantial, especially if you’re somewhere with a good tourist trade. If you’re planning to hit several different locations in a fairly rural area, then I recommend checking out some HotWire car rentals. These packages are geared specifically towards tourists, and in a lot of cases end up being a lot cheaper than paying your own way. If you’re visiting one city, on the other hand, then I advise you to get a public transport travel card. Almost every city in the world runs discount schemes on their public transport. If you...

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A Guide To Organizing A Girl’s Skiing Break
Feb25

A Guide To Organizing A Girl’s Skiing Break

 Do you love to travel with your girlfriends? If the answer is yes, the chances are that whenever you and the girls go away, it’s to a hot location, where you sunbathe and sip cocktails, are we right? Well this year, why not plan a girl’s break with a difference and go skiing? Beach breaks are great, but sometimes, it pays to mix things up a little. They still sell cocktails in ski resorts; you just can’t sunbathe while sipping them. Whether you’ve skied before, or not, a skiing break could be the perfect girl’s getaway. There might not be any white sandy beaches – sorry girls, but there will be beautiful mountains to glide down, and apres bars to drink in. Not to mention the fact that the accommodation on offer tends to be incredibly luxurious. A ski vacation can be a lot of fun and can make a welcome break from your normal beach trip. To plan the most amazing girl’s skiing break, keep reading. Book a chalet, not a hotel Believe it or not, chalets often work out cheaper than hotel rooms, if there’s a group of you, that is. Plus, by opting to stay in a chalet, you’ll have an entire ‘house’ to relax in, instead of just a hotel room. You’ll have a kitchen, so you can cook whatever you fancy. Plus, you could even have household help if you opt for a catered chalet. The great thing about opting for a chalet is that you can get some fantastic deals. If you go for a package deal, like these Mont Tremblant rentals, you can save money and spend your break living in luxury. It’s just a case of being smart about the accommodation you pick and where you book it from. Hire a ski instructor If anyone in the group can’t ski, it’s a good idea to hire a ski instructor. While you could opt to take part in group classes, private lessons will see you progress more quickly. As a group, hire a ski instructor for the week and then split their time up between you so that you all have the chance to improve your skiing abilities. It’s a good idea to specify that you’d like an English-speaking ski instructor. As otherwise, you may end up learning from someone who doesn’t speak very good English. This will make the learning process much more difficult and may hinder your progress. Reserve your lift passes in advance Whatever you do, don’t leave buying your lift passes until the day you arrive, else you’ll spend hours queuing for them. It’s best to reserve them...

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