Gear & Equipment, Transportation, Travel Tips

Tips and tricks on how to pack your cabin baggage

I know how hard it can be when you have your first flight to prepare – packing your luggage properly can be quite a challenge – especially as a girl! Actually when I first travelled by plane to London I didn’t even know that I can take my beauty products so I had to pay a big tax for an extra luggage just for that and a few clothes. But in the past few years I’ve had the…

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Architecture and art, Asia, Culture and religion, Food, Sightseeing, Things to do, Transportation, Travel Tips, Trip reviews, Uncategorized

Get a sense of the metropolitan life in Shanghai

There is no typical guide to visiting this city, and the impossibility of making it fit into a pattern is what makes it so memorable, after all. Unlike many of the popular tourist destinations, it’s hardly possible to make a list of monuments of which the Internet says they’re a must. Instead, Shanghai is all about discovering the bewildering variety, unfolding on the street level. And although it’s called the Paris of the East, you’ll…

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Transportation, Travel List, Travel Tips

Ferry to France – the greatest adventure to the country with 365 types of cheese

There are many places you can come from by ferry to France. It would be an ingrate position to praise France, it would mean to say that it’s not popular enough to speak for itself, and that’s just false. However, from Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Algeria and Spain and to Ireland, Morocco or Tunisia. Ferry to Calais or Dunkirk from Dover. Both the ports give access to the amazing French motorway network, so the decision should…

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Transportation

World’s best airports of 2014 so far. Skytrax’s top 10

There are numerous criteria after which we judge the entire passenger experience in an airport and the worst thing to do is reducing it at the processes and believing it isn’t interdependent with the entire journey of the traveler. The following top is made by the passengers exclusively, so it should indicate the social view, as opposed to the traditional corporate, professional one. If you happen to travel somewhere near and you were undecided what…

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Things to do, Transportation, Travel Tips

How do you spot the most amazing airports? A first-timers’ guide

  There’s always been more than a fine line between the good and the exceptional, and although the differences are somehow obvious, it’s vital to always be careful to the (apparently) small things, it’s where the devil lies. This whole theory applies for airports as well, if not especially for them. If you haven’t had the occasion to stopover for more than two hours between flights, maybe it’s time to take some other things into…

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Gear & Equipment, Transportation, Travel Tips

The best free apps (or almost free) for travelers

There are lots of things that you’d love to do during your trip and precisely because we know how excited you are, we’re also aware that agitation comes with forgetfulness. And even if it didn’t why bother remembering everything and having to carry a map, a notebook and lots of other things when you’ve got all the answers in your pocket? Along with the technological development, one of the biggest advantages of living in the…

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Financing & Budget, Photography, Transportation, Travel Tips

Reality check on road trips or how to survive the best two weeks of your year

“I was surprised, as always, be how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility.” ― Jack Kerouac, On the Road Of course, there is no need to have read On the Road to be a mad, passionate traveler. There is no need to have taken a road trip either. But you clearly will, because it gives you the reality pulse that everyone wants to experience…

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Transportation, Western Europe

How to reach the city center from London’s airports – Stansted

Standsted Airport

London is one of the busiest tourist attraction in Europe attracting some 30 million visitors every year, most which travel by plane to the UK capital. There’s no wonder then that there are so many airports in the vicinity of the city – London Heathrow, London Stansted, London Gatwick, London Luton and London City. With this in mind, it’s rather easy to become distracted and confused on how to reach the actual city of London, especially…

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