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Top 10 Secret Under Ground Cities of the World

We all must have heard tales of ancient civilizations living in tunnels or dark caves. Well! that was all that happened in the past BUT even today, such secretive places exist in the world.  Of course not in the form of caves but many areas of the world out there are considered secret underground cities consisting of hidden passages and ancient underground tunnels.

Carved by history, these largest underground cities have existed for years, and they are the charming reflections of life that lives above them. These secret cities are not on the world map and also many think that these underground cities have become obsolete. However, on the contrary, these hidden underground cities are fully functional like urban cities and are hub for illegal activities about which a few people know of!

To break down your curiosity, we have uncovered the mystery and highlighted the top 10 underground cities that are fully functional at present!

1. Dixia Cheng, Beijing, China

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This city was built in 1970’s to serve as a shelter during bombings and nuclear explosions. This hidden underground city is located underneath Beijing and has approximately 90 entrances; it is a long network of tunnels and is referred to as ‘Underground Great Wall’. It consists of hotels, schools, clinics for citizens to seek refuge. Also, it has been claimed that it can hold half of China’s population. This city became open to the public in 2000 and serves as a major tourist attraction in China.

2. Setenil de las Bodegas, Spain

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This secret underground city is in Southern Spain under a rocky mountainous surface and has a carved shape. The Rio Trejo River flows by its side. Nearly 3,000 people reside there. Despite its small size, this city has a lot to offer apart from natural diversity including olive oil, honey, and Andalusian wine. So if you are nature lover, this underground city should be on top of the list of places you intend to visit. This underground city has also served the Roman Empire as a shelter for many years.

3. Shanghai Tunnels, Portland

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The Shanghai Tunnels are also referred to as ‘Forbidden City’ located in one of the largest cities of America. It is located in Chinatown and is being used for as passages for transportation of goods, for linking Chinatown with the central downtown area. But many say that it had been used as a secret place for illicit activities such as prostitution and kidnapping of people for forced labor on ships. But today, one can easily take a safe tour of this underground city and explore its intricate network of tunnels.

4. Wieliczka Salt Mine, Poland

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This underground salt mine has been producing salt for over 700 years and is one of the largest salt mines in the world referred as ‘Royal Salt Mine’. During the world war, this salt mine was used by the Germans for building munitions. This mine was transformed from dark caves into a beautiful tourist spot as it now consists of chapels, galleries, and statutes carved from salt. It has nine levels of tunnels with only top 3 open to pubic access. It pulls the tourists from all around the world.

5. Coober Pedy, Australia

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This underground town is located in Southern Australia and is home to nearly 1,600 people. It is also known as ‘Opal City’ because it produces world’s largest amount of opal. This underground city consists of mines, graveyards, shops and small cave-like homes called ’dugouts’ built underground to survive from the scorching heat of sun.

6. Cappadocia, Turkey

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The area of Cappadocia in Turkey consists of 36 underground cities, but Derinkuyu is the deepest of them all. It includes schools, churches and storage rooms. Over a 1000 people live in this underground city. This city was discovered in 1963 and is open for tourists.

7. Burlington, U.K

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This city had been built as a warhead quarter for the British government officials which is located underground in Corsham. It consists of tunnels and is large enough to accommodate nearly 4,000 officials. It has railway station, hospitals, and pubs. It was functional till 1991 during the time the cold war had ended.

It includes a BBC broadcasting station for the presidential address of the government and second largest telephone exchange in U.K. This underground city had not been disclosed to public till 1981 but in 1991, this underground city got sold to an unknown authority.

 

8. RESO NETWORK, CANADA

The RESO network is an underground city in Canada, located in Montreal. It has shops, galleries, cinemas restaurants, apartments, and metro stations which run underneath the streets of the central city.

It serves as a shopping center for tourists and local people; it also provides them a cozy atmosphere from the cold. It has 120 exits and is linked with the downtown area. It is also known as ‘The Indoor City.’

9. Pilsen, Czech Republic

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The city of Pilsen consists of ‘Pilsen Historical Underground’ which serves as a unique place of attraction for tourists. There are wells, ice cellars, water towers and long corridors in this location that had been used as an escape route and for storage of food in ancient times.

It is a place worth visiting. So! Get hold of a tour guide and visit this site whenever you get the opportunity to explore the world.

10. Underground Atlanta, U.S

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This city was constructed in 1969 and is commonly known as ‘City beneath the Streets.’ It has shopping, dining and entertainment area in downtown Atlanta. This underground city is known for its famous scavenger hunt, where clues were given to the visitors to discover various historical sites.

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Top 12 Best Beaches in Florida

If you have plans of vacations, Florida would be one exceptional choice. You may explore the national parks and visit the historical sites. However, beaches in Florida have their own tourist attraction with some of the best cocktails of The United States. With the Atlantic on one side, Florida provides the longest 1350 Miles of coastlines in US, along with 11,000 miles of rivers and waterways with more than 663 miles of beaches.

There is no shortage of astonishing sites in Florida. Either Adult or Kid, both have equal chance to enjoy in the state of sunshine. It is home to world’s renowned Walt Disney world, Magic Kingdom, Florida Keys and whatnot.

Isn’t it confusing to decide on a beach to visit in Florida when you have numberless options? Don’t panic, we have made it easy for you. Our opted 12 most beautiful beaches in Florida have the perfect blend of stunning sceneries and warm water which will leave your soul and spirit, stunned.  Ready for the Reveal?

 

12 Beautiful beaches in Florida

 

1. Siesta Key

Siesta Key Florida Beach, located in the southwest of Sarasota was ranked No. 1 U.S. beach, by Trip Advisor in 2015. Furthermore, Siesta also holds the record of world’s finest, whitest sand beach containing 99% of Quartz. The clean and clear blue waters with about thousand species of fish engages a fair number of swimmers and fishers from around the globe every year.

 

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2. Atlantic Beach Florida

The jam-packed Atlantic beach is best for party lovers. Its peaceful nature and budget friendly atmosphere makes it ideal for family picnics. After spending an afternoon exploring the shores you can also visit Beaches Museum and History Center located much near.

 

3. Destin Beach Florida

Destin also named as “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” would be an amazing selection if you are into drift fishing, bridge fishing or surfcasting. Rather friendly atmosphere with emerald waters, Appalachian quartz white shores and cool sand is the main appeal for visitors.

 

4. Fort Lauderdale Beach

The “Venice of America,” Fort Lauderdale has 185 miles of canals and waterways with sparkling waters and fantastic sceneries. Lauderdale is easy on the pocket, family friendly beach with all the best options of shopping, dining, relaxing, swimming, and exploring history and wildlife.

 

5. Daytona Beach Florida

With the unusual drive-along-beach option and the popular Daytona International Speedway, race lover can get a thrill out of Daytona. Not only this, but fun-packed activities like free summer concerts, Daytona Lagoon Water Park, Museum of Arts & Sciences, Beach Golf are its main charms

 

6. Naples Beach

Trip to Naples can be wealthy but a remarkable one. The high end dining options, lavish hotels and the romantic beach makes it one of the best beaches in Florida for couples to visit. The charisma of Naples lies in the famous luxury and world class golf and the stunning boardwalk of Naples Pier.

 

7. Sanibel Beach

The sandy Sanibel is unique of its kind, also known as one of the Shell Islands, Sanibel holds the record of winning award for the best shelling beach in Florida. If you are a shell collector, grab your bucket and hit the beach because there you can gather shells of all shapes and sizes.  Except for shelling, it’s also a terrific site for birds watching or fishing.

 

8. Clearwater beach

One of the finest beaches of US, Clearwater Florida beach is comprised of residential and resort area on the Gulf of Mexico, it has the whitest sand, perfect for sunbathing. Pier 60 near Clearwater beach is a must visit too, since it owns 1,080-foot fishing pier, six covered pavilions and a bait house. Besides that, it’s ideal for night fishing, dolphin and bird watching or watching the sunset.

 

9. Miami Beach

With the glitzy night life, the upscale shopping centers, renowned spas, museums, surfing, Miami Florida beach has it all. It is one of the best family beaches in Florida and has also ranked no. 1 in Best Spring Break Destinations, on US News and world report travel ranking.

 

10. Caladesi Island State Park – Dunedin

For a lover of relaxing, calm and not overly crowded atmosphere, this giant sandbar, Caladesi Island is an incredible choice. Take a ferry from its neighboring Honeymoon Island State Park and hit the soft sands and turquoise-azure waters to purify your mind.

 

11. Lovers Key State Park

Lovers Key was recognized as a park for lovers only, for quite a long time it was approachable by boat only so the lovers could enjoy the solitary beach. Presently, it is one of the four barrier islands accessible by boardwalk. It is home to home to bottlenose dolphins, West Indian manatees, marsh rabbits, bald eagles and roseate spoonbills which makes it heaven for wildlife.

 

12. Best Beaches in Florida Keys

Whether you have to explore the underwater beauty or enjoy the sunbathing. The still temperature of Florida Keys waters is a stunning location to stop by.  With the abundance of wildlife and stunning coral reefs, it gives a deep look at the nature’s beauty. Check out our top picked best beaches in Florida Keys to spend quality time.

 

i. Garden Key, Dry Tortugas National Park

This calm and quiet, peaceful beach is accessible exclusively by seaplane or by boat. It has a mind boggling marine life, snorkelers can therefore discover sea turtles, sea turtles, moray eels, nurse sharks and old shipwrecks there.

 

ii. Calusa Beach, Bahia Honda State Park, Big Pine Key

With no noise or distraction, Calusa is one ideal for relaxation, sunbathing or snorkeling.  Located on the Gulf side of Bahia Honda state park, it has 2.5 miles of white sand, turquoise waters and numberless fish.

 

iii. Fort Zachary Taylor State Park

Fort Zachary gives a look at the history of Keys with its Civil War-era fort. Topical fish and corals under the turquoise waters is a best point for snorkeling, snorkeling-gear rentals are also conveniently available in the nearby park.

 

iv. Smathers Beach, Key West

For fun and party we nominate this Key West’s biggest public Samthers beach. Beach volleyball, kite surf, windsurf, it has so much to offer for socializing.

 

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Travel Places to Visit after Break-Up

The best way to recover after a long-term relationship is to travel places!

When you put in so much time and emotions in a relationship for a long time, in the end, you may feel lost and confused. For such an emotion, travelling will help you recover from sad stream of sentiments and also help you to discover who you really are in this new phase of life.

This article would hopefully help you choose the places to go after a break-up to ease the pain!

 

Travelling after a Break-Up

 

The first thing for you to consider is how much time you want to spend travelling. It could be a few weeks or it could last for a couple of months. It is up to you to decide how much time you would need to get in better condition and find peace.

Then comes the part where you choose the best places to rebound. You either have a list of favorite places you would like to visit, like me, or you may want to choose from the many countries around the globe.

Planning this trip would work as an outlet for all your pain and anger to fade away. Thinking of all the places you would visit, the sights, the people, would aid in making you excited and happy instead of being despondent!

 

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The best way to choose the locations you would want to visit, go online and research!

You would find many top-ten lists and travel blogs describing different countries and how great they are for the travel of single people.

You should look up at all the sights and cool places to explore about whichever place you do end up visiting. Make sure to create a to-do list that includes doing all the fun activities that the place has to offer.

This way, you get to have the ultimate experience and do not miss out on anything!

Here is a list that includes some of the best places to visit after a break-up.

You may even be inspired to add one of them to your list:

 

1. Vietnam

 

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Many community-building organizations require volunteers to go and work in Vietnam. You could aid the restoration of a local school or participate in other such activities that would distract you from your depressing thoughts and give you a physical challenge.
 

2. Italy

 

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You could visit the Casa di Giulietta (Juliet’s House) in Verona that may help you find some peace by seeing how tragically Romeo and Juliet’s love ended. At least no one died in your relationship, so there’s a plus point (pun intended)

3. Turkey

 

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If you feel like you cannot go on or possibly have no life outside your doomed relationship then looking at the ruins of Ephesus would help you get the right perspective that sometimes some things are not meant to be forever!
 

4. Mexico

 

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You could get some relaxing done at the beach and also find ways to make new friends, have fun under the sun.
 

5. Thailand

 

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Recognized as the spa capital of the world, it is no wonder why you should go here! Either a foot massage or expensive treatment in spa resorts, it is the best way to relax your stressed out mind and body.

6. Croatia

 

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If you want some peace then going to Croatia may help! You could be by yourself at a rented lighthouse and let the sea breeze soothe your mind.
 

7. Spain

 

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It is the perfect place for you to have some fun and get back in the groove of things. You could participate in the famous La Tomatina festival that takes place in the town of Buñol where throwing tomatoes would be equivalent to throwing away your pain and worries.
 

8. Brazil

 

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After you have gone through the period of mourning in a lost relationship, it is time to prove to yourself and everyone that you have not lost the fun side of you! And the best place to go for that is Rio de Janeiro. You could dance in the clubs at Lapa or have tea in Confeitaria Colombo. Rio is one of the best places to get over a break-up.
 

9. Hawaii

 

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The number of activities available for you to enjoy in Hawaii are endless. You could even join a surf camp if you want to get in shape or go swimming with dolphins. Either option sounds heavenly after a breakup!

10. Uruguay

 

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To avoid spring breakers at Cancún, you could head to the beaches of Jose Ignacio where you would find supermodels, movie stars and soccer players partying among the locals. Who knows, you might even end up making some famous friends!
 

11. New York City

 

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Whether you want to party at any Manhattan club or go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, you would find yourself surrounded by diverse people and art.

There are many more beautiful places that are not included on this list that you may find more attractive!

You may even find yourself wondering; how to start travelling after a break-up?

How to be by yourself and find excitement in anything?

But if you do end up going to any one of these after break-up places for travel, you will find the answer to that!

The end of a relationship does not mean the end of life. Sure, it will be hard to move on but that is the purpose of this getaway; to help you rediscover yourself and heal your broken heart.

Once you have found that peace within yourself, you would be able to take life by the horns and conquer this new phase of life. Inner peace and happiness come from you, not from anyone else!

 

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Best Travel Apps to Download Right Now

Nowadays, being unplugged from the real World while you travel is not an option! Therefore, we have compiled a list for you, of the best travel apps to download right now. They will help you to explore new places and understand their language. For people like me, it is important to document every single step to be able to keep the memories. Smartphones have become an important part of our lives for that same reason.

Here are some of the best travel apps that you can use to give countless moments!

 

Travel Apps You Need to Download Right Now

 

Here is a list of the world’s best travel apps that would help you move in a smart manner so you do not lose track of your memorable trip:

1. TripCase

This app lets you sort out your flight details, hotel bookings and itineraries. It also helps you share your itinerary with your travel partners.

 

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2. Snapchat

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Nowadays, being unplugged from the real World while you travel is not an option! Therefore, we have compiled a list for you, of the best travel apps to download right now. They will help you to explore new places and understand their language. For people like me, it is important to document every single step to be able to keep the memories. Smartphones have become an important part of our lives for that same reason.

Here are some of the best travel apps that you can use to give countless moments!

 

Travel Apps You Need to Download Right Now

 

Here is a list of the world’s best travel apps that would help you move in a smart manner so you do not lose track of your memorable trip:

1. TripCase

This app lets you sort out your flight details, hotel bookings and itineraries. It also helps you share your itinerary with your travel partners.

 

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2. Snapchat

With this app, you can share pictures and videos with your friends and families, letting them know how much fun you are having on your trip. You can also follow some accounts that will help you explore better.

 

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3. BringFido

This app lets you travel with your pets easily as it informs you about the pet-friendly places near you.

 

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4. Bravolol

This is a basic translating app with about 13 languages. It helps you learn different phrases with spellings so that you do not have a problem interacting with the locals. It does not even need an internet connection to work.

 

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5. Currency

This one helps you with money conversions in up to 10 different currencies. If you download the particular currency conversion beforehand then the app would not need an internet connection for conversions or calculations later on.

 

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6. CityMaps2Go

This map allows you to download maps for up to 7,000 destinations in the world. It does not need an internet connection and it also recommends destinations according to your interest.

 

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7. Tripit

This app allows you to arrange all your travel information or flights, hotels, events, rental cars in one itinerary. You would only have to forward the email confirmations to the app and you are set. It also lets you share information in case you are travelling with your family or friends.

 

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8. Splittr

This is an app that helps you keep track of your finances if you are going with a group. You can add in multiple currencies and the app will help you keep a neat record of all your expenses.

 

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9. LiveTrekker

This app is like a digital travel diary that marks all the places you have visited with a red line on a map. It even lets you add different kinds of multimedia like pictures or texts along the route so you can look back at it one day and reminisce cherish all those experiences.

 

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10. Time Out

This app helps you travel better as it gives you suggestions of different things you can do at the locations you are in. It lets you know of the restaurants, attractions, or events that could be in your area. It is a great app so you do not miss anything and do not miss out the fun!

 

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Amazing Travel Apps you’ve never heard of

 

This is a list of some of the best travel apps to download before you leave and also the best travel apps for Android:

1. Yonder

This app includes about 20,000 destinations along with adventurous sites for hikers, skiers, and climbers. You can find activities according to a sport or location.

 

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2. MyTSA

If you have any questions about things you can or cannot pack, this app is what you need! It answers all your questions about what you can pack, what the security waiting times are, and how you could apply for TSA Precheck.

 

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3. LoungeBuddy

This app includes lists of amenities, pictures, and reviews of airport lounges of the world. You can even purchase access to different first-class lounges through this app. It is ideal when you are fatigued and waiting for your flight to take off!

 

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4. Hotel Tonight

This app lets you make last-minute hotel bookings.

 

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5. Roadtrippers

This app allows you to know of all the attractions, restaurants, places of interest in your route. You can find them according to distance or activity.

 

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6. Little Peanut On the Go

This app comes in handy when you are travelling with kids. It helps you make lists of everything you would need to pack so you do not forget anything. You can even make schedules if you are leaving your kids at someone else’s place.

 

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7. DogVacay

This app helps you find pet sitters in areas near you. You could check out their reviews and even pay them via the app.

 

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8. Hopper

This app helps you plan according to low flight prices. It lets you know when to book a flight.

 

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9. Airbnb

This app helps you find accommodations that are hosted privately. You can converse with the host via the app and find places to stay that are right for you. You can see the pictures about the place or find information about all the offered services.

 

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The apps mentioned above are useful and helpful when you travel as they take care of managing your travel plans, transportation details, and accommodations.

They are some of the best travel apps to download now because having them on your phone will ensure you have a good time and not have to worry about different aspects of your trip. You can have the best experience without any hectic planning.

These apps have made it easier for you to travel and have the best time!

With this app, you can share pictures and videos with your friends and families, letting them know how much fun you are having on your trip. You can also follow some accounts that will help you explore better.

 

 

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3. BringFido

This app lets you travel with your pets easily as it informs you about the pet-friendly places near you.

 

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4. Bravolol

This is a basic translating app with about 13 languages. It helps you learn different phrases with spellings so that you do not have a problem interacting with the locals. It does not even need an internet connection to work.

 

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5. Currency

This one helps you with money conversions in up to 10 different currencies. If you download the particular currency conversion beforehand then the app would not need an internet connection for conversions or calculations later on.

 

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6. CityMaps2Go

This map allows you to download maps for up to 7,000 destinations in the world. It does not need an internet connection and it also recommends destinations according to your interest.

 

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7. Tripit

This app allows you to arrange all your travel information or flights, hotels, events, rental cars in one itinerary. You would only have to forward the email confirmations to the app and you are set. It also lets you share information in case you are travelling with your family or friends.

 

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8. Splittr

This is an app that helps you keep track of your finances if you are going with a group. You can add in multiple currencies and the app will help you keep a neat record of all your expenses.

 

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9. LiveTrekker

This app is like a digital travel diary that marks all the places you have visited with a red line on a map. It even lets you add different kinds of multimedia like pictures or texts along the route so you can look back at it one day and reminisce cherish all those experiences.

 

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10. Time Out

This app helps you travel better as it gives you suggestions of different things you can do at the locations you are in. It lets you know of the restaurants, attractions, or events that could be in your area. It is a great app so you do not miss anything and do not miss out the fun!

 

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Amazing Travel Apps you’ve never heard of

 

This is a list of some of the best travel apps to download before you leave and also the best travel apps for Android:

1. Yonder

This app includes about 20,000 destinations along with adventurous sites for hikers, skiers, and climbers. You can find activities according to a sport or location.

 

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2. MyTSA

If you have any questions about things you can or cannot pack, this app is what you need! It answers all your questions about what you can pack, what the security waiting times are, and how you could apply for TSA Precheck.

 

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3. LoungeBuddy

This app includes lists of amenities, pictures, and reviews of airport lounges of the world. You can even purchase access to different first-class lounges through this app. It is ideal when you are fatigued and waiting for your flight to take off!

 

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4. Hotel Tonight

This app lets you make last-minute hotel bookings.

 

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5. Roadtrippers

This app allows you to know of all the attractions, restaurants, places of interest in your route. You can find them according to distance or activity.

 

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6. Little Peanut On the Go

This app comes in handy when you are travelling with kids. It helps you make lists of everything you would need to pack so you do not forget anything. You can even make schedules if you are leaving your kids at someone else’s place.

 

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7. DogVacay

This app helps you find pet sitters in areas near you. You could check out their reviews and even pay them via the app.

 

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8. Hopper

This app helps you plan according to low flight prices. It lets you know when to book a flight.

 

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9. Airbnb

This app helps you find accommodations that are hosted privately. You can converse with the host via the app and find places to stay that are right for you. You can see the pictures about the place or find information about all the offered services.

 

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The apps mentioned above are useful and helpful when you travel as they take care of managing your travel plans, transportation details, and accommodations.

They are some of the best travel apps to download now because having them on your phone will ensure you have a good time and not have to worry about different aspects of your trip. You can have the best experience without any hectic planning.

These apps have made it easier for you to travel and have the best time!

 

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Best Places to See the Milky Way Galaxy

This article will be about the best places to see the Milky Way Galaxy from. Since we live in a Universe that is vast and full of mysteries, it is no wonder that our curious minds want to know what it looks like. But because it is physically impossible, we tend to satisfy ourselves by just looking at some of it.

Our planet Earth is in the Milky Way Galaxy so whenever you look at the night sky, you are viewing our galaxy. The increase in pollution makes it harder and difficult for us to see the Milky Way properly, so this article will help you figure out what the world’s best places to see the Milky Way from are and how to find the elusive Milky Way.

 

How to See the Milky Way

 

This galaxy was named Milky Way because of how it looks like; a white strip that curves across the sky, gleaming faintly. But in reality, it is not as bright as it seems! Most of the time when we try to look at it, we are unable to see is clearly because of it being far So, we compiled a few tips for us all to have a glimpse of the Milky Way more clearly:

    • Make sure to find a clear spot of the night sky. There has to be no bit of moonlight or you might not get the best view.
    • Get as far away from the city lights and any light sources. Find any wild, deserted area such as the countryside. You could go to the middle of the ocean if you are in the Northern or Southern Hemisphere.
    • You do not need any binoculars, telescopes or any other optical instrument. You can see the Milky Way galaxy from Earth with the naked eye.
    • The atmospheric conditions should be most excellent. A hazy sky would not only block the view completely but it would also not be sharp view.
    • Your eyesight may take some time to adjust to the darkness, but after a few minutes, you would be good to go! You would have to be careful though as it could become quite sensitive to a low light level.
    • If you are in the Northern Hemisphere, winter evenings or late summer nights are the optimal times to view the Milky Way.

During the summer in the Northern Hemisphere, the Milky Way looks more vivid. You could even see the Great Rift on a dark, clear night. In the Southern Hemisphere, however, you could distinguish the small irregular Megallanic Clouds galaxies that has set its orbit around our Milky Way galaxy.

 

Best Places to View the Milky Way Galaxy

 

Do you ever look up at the sky and wonder why you can’t see the stars? So have I!

The world gets more and more populated each day and so does the lights on the streets. Our beautiful Milky Way galaxy is more than 100,000 light-years in diameter including 200-400 billion stars and many planets. It is one of the most remarkable sights in our sky yet with all the light pollution, we struggle to see it.

Many people are working to secure our environment and make sure we do not lose the sight of the multitude of stars gleaming in the skies. So, to see the dark sky and our Milky Way in all its grandeur, we have to do more than just take a ride outside the city! These are some of the places to see the Milky Way galaxy from in the world:

Unfortunately, since the world keeps losing their dark skies, there are not many places in the world you can see the Milky Way galaxy from. But the places that still exist with the darkest skies allow a view of the Milky Way that’s beautiful and extraordinary.

On September 28th in 2014, a NASA astronaut Reid Wiseman captured the view of Milky Way from space:

 

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It shows how the Milky Way is glowing in the sky, bathing the world in an orange light. It is truly one of most incredible sights in our skies and you should try to visit at least, one of the places to see the Milky Way galaxy in all its glory!

 

 

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Best Affordable and Cheap Honeymoon Destinations in the World

Looking for cheap honeymoon destinations? Check out our listed below destinations in US, Asia, Europe and even in your hometown.

A romantic suite with a view of luxurious city life or a beautiful resort on a heavenly Island, who wouldn’t love it for relaxing after a tiring wedding party. Choices can be numberless, but planning for that one perfect place is as tough as planning a wedding. Especially when your budget is low.

At this early stage of marriage keeping your expenses in budget is crucial. Spending more than you afford is a big No-No. Since, it may cause financial issues for you in future. Therefore, plan it smart. Set your budget and keep a note of every penny you spend on shopping, eating and outing. One good thing you can do is to keep a close eye on honeymoon packages and inclusive deals. After all, honeymoon is not about a lavish place but about you and your love relaxing together.

Cause we know your struggle. Hence, we have done some homework for you and handpicked the best affordable honeymoon destinations for you and your better half from around the globe.

 

Cheap honeymoon destinations in US

From modern sites to breathtaking landscapes, US has it all. But what’s on budget? Have a glimpse!

Las Vegas, Nevada

Some amazing dinning’s, world class shopping centers, parties, night life and whatnot? Vegas has a lot to offer. And let me tell you climbing the Eiffel tower, watching the gondola ride in the Venetian hotel and enjoying the award winning shows together won’t be heavy on your pocketbook.

 

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Key West, Florida

For two lovers of beach, Key West is one heck of a choice. The impressive highway that extends over 100 miles gives its visitors some unforgettable scenic views. To make your honeymoon extra special you may book a budget friendly resort and enjoy the BBQ parties at the beach.

 

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Oahu, Hawaii

And if you don’t like our idea of Key West, we have a second option. After a tiring wedding, Oahu is the very suitable for relaxing. Plus you won’t have to worry about the expenditure. Oahu has few great choices like Banzai Pipeline surf break, Waikiki Beach and Diamond Head crater that will cost you reasonable.

 

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Charleston, South Carolina

There is a reason why Charleston is ranked as the best city for a romantic escape by Travel and Leisure readers in 2015. This fascinating town has its root in history. Lovers of art and history can find Centuries-old mansions, art galleries and antebellum architectures to explore with their one special.

 

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Cheap honeymoon destinations in Asia

This largest and most populated continent of the Earth owns some heavenly countries that are perfect for honeymoon adventures.

Thailand

Koh Lipe, Koh Lanta, Koh Phangan, Koh Samue, and so on. These Thai Islands are captivating and just right enough for you and your darling. Moreover, the natural locations like mountains, Mekong River and picturesque landscapes won’t break your bank.

 

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Malaysia

By visiting Malaysia you will get the taste of different cultures on one land. For a modish couple Kaula Lampur with the world’s tallest twin towers is very suitable to stay. However, if you love nature don’t worry, because Malaysian Borneo and Perhentian Islands will leave your eyes and soul stunned.

 

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Maldives

It might be the smallest country of Asia but it attracts 600,000 tourists per year. Floating bungalows, underwater experience in the crystal clear sea, and the all-inclusive resorts are not only enchanting but economical too.

 

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Turkey

Turkey is also considered as the part of Western Europe. It has a blend of diverse ancient cultures of   Byzantines, Greeks, Persian and Ottoman Empires. From art and culture to delish food and modern architectures Turkey provides vast honeymoon activities and opportunities. Staying in a dreamy cave in Cappadocia and enjoying a hot air balloon ride is a fancy treat for honeymooners.

 

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Cheap honeymoon destinations outside India

India has some of the best cheap honeymoon destinations in his neighboring. Take a look.

Singapore

A visit to the astonishingly appealing Singapore is a liberal treat to the Eye. The Sungei Buloh wetland, the Marina Bay, and the little India are ideal places to pay visit. Though Singapore is in the lap of luxury yet visit from India isn’t that expensive.

 

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Bali, Indonesia

Bali is one of the most well-liked honeymoon destinations of the world. And if you live in India, great news is that it’s not that overpriced for you. The pretty as picture landscapes, jungles and beaches are way too relaxing for two souls. Hit Mount Batur to have a look at the idealistic sunrise, Lombok Island to see the waterfalls and party at the stunning Kuta beach.

 

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Srilanka

The historical sites, white beaches and the scenic greenery are some major temptations of Srilanka. For a couple who loves nature, Srilanka to spend the beginning days of wedding is a spot on.

 

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Nepal

The un-requirement of Visa and the hotels that cost next to nothing is what makes it ideal for an Indian couple looking for cheap honeymoon destinations. The Bodhnath Stupa, Bhaktapur, Pokhara, Chitwan National Park are some spots to visit must.

 

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Cheap honeymoon destinations in Europe

Europe has some of the best affordable honeymoon destinations. Due to its engaging charm, it attracts tourists and couples from around the Globe.

 

Budapest

One of the most beautiful cities of Europe, Budapest has locations from the past. UNESCO World Heritage sites, museums, geothermal hot springs, and the multiple cultures of this city gives it popularity among tourists. Fisherman’s Bastion and castle hill are places you have got to visit.

 

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Prague

Prague, City of a Hundred Spires, is as pretty as paradise. The Prague Castle, Charles Bridge and the small Eiffel tower are top attractions in Prague. Plus if you want to dig more into the history, the Old Town Square and Astronomical Clock would be worthy options.

 

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Lisbon

For an inexpensive honeymoon go to Lisbon, since it has beauty on budget. The fairy tale beaches, Perched atop seven hills, and historic French-style architecture makes it a stylish city.  St. George’s Castle and Alfama are some tourist and weather friendly destinations of Lisbon.

 

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Dublin

From natural beauty to historical sites and modern architecture, Dublin owns it all. Romantic walks with your significant other, visiting Museums and its striking beauty won’t disappoint you surely.

 

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Cheap honeymoon ideas

For affordable honeymoons couple must give attention to some of our opinions.

Book early

Since now you two have exchanged rings, and planned for a wedding time you should start looking for honeymoon packages. You may save upto 50% by booking early.

 

Hire a travel advisor

Hiring a travel advisor is another crucial choice that you should make. They won’t only advice you a cheap and cheerful package but will also give you some personalized advice for a terrific honeymoon.

Staycation

You might ignore this idea but a hometown honeymoon can be a remarkable one. And above all it is one of the most reasonable honeymoon ideas. You can buy a luxurious hotel from all the extra money you have saved from the travel cost. Moreover, have a fancy meal and check out some well-liked honeymoon attractions of your own town.

 

Road trip

A lovely long drive on a scenic route will not only save loads of your pennies but also give you some quality time together.

 

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15 Unbelievable Modern Fairytale Village must see Once in your Life

Ever felt like magically disappearing into movie screen or pages of story book to explore the astounding beauty of a modern fairytale village? It might seem impossible to you, but it actually isn’t.

‘You don’t need Magic to disappear, all you need is a destination’

Whether kid or adult, who doesn’t love the breathtaking views of fairytale castles and heavenly sceneries? Since, the beauty of our Globe is not limited, from the nature’s miracles to the man-made heavens, Earth has so much to offer beyond our thoughts and imagination. If you are a dreamy traveler or keep interest in historic monuments, these must visit fairytale villages are more than perfect for either honey moon, family trip or even for solo travelling.

Let us move our magic wand, and take you to these unbelievably ravishing modern fairytale towns to have look into your flight of fancy in real life.

Abracadabra… here you go.

Modern Fairytale Village Names

1. Colmar, France

 

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This well-preserved Alsatian village, is not only close to nature but the rainbow colored houses, quiet flowery canals, side walk cafes seems like a Disney princess town. It is known as ‘the most beautiful town in Europe’. The Belle’s town from the movie ‘Beauty & the Beast’ was also inspired by Colmar. The little Venice, Colmar has a quite a variety of architectural styles with a bit of Germany, France and Italy. Visitors ride the bright green “Le Petit Train” that move through the entire town or take gondola that float in the canals to get a fascinating view of Colmar.

2. Sintra, Portugal

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Publicly recognized as the ‘Capital of Romanticism’, the royal castles and the romantic constructions displays Sintra as one dreamlike place to visit. The artistic and unique architecture of Sintra National Palace, the Quinta da Regaleira aquarium which is classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and the castle of Pena National Palace that stands on the top of a hill, reminds one of fairytale house designs, it is listed as one the seven wonders of Portugal. Sintra is mini town but has massive to offer to its visitors.

 

3. Hoi An, Vietnam

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Hoi An, widely known as the ‘Venice of Vietnam’ is a well preserved historic town. Warm climate, delightful atmosphere, lovely white sandy beaches and friendly people pulls tourists towards it from around the globe. This most beautiful village of Vietnam is a living Museum with a blend of East and West culture. It is also listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On the festivals of Full Moon on the 14th of every lunar month, the Mid-Autumn Festival on the 14th of the August lunar month, and the lantern festival on the 15th of every lunar month, Hoi An is fully embellished with lights and Lanterns which makes it out of the ordinary town.

4. Bibury, UK

 

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The noteworthy natural beauty of Bibury nominates it as the most beautiful village of England. The Arlington row Cotswold stone built cottages from 17th century bear resemblance to fairytale houses. With it breathtaking sceneries it attracts thousands of tourists every year.

5. Oia, Greece

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The carved out of the cliffs white heaven, Oia is a man-made masterpiece. It is quite famous for its sunset in the world. The Oia walkway purifies one’s mind with its terrific landscape views. At night it looks calm, quiet and mesmerizing.  Moreover, The Amoudi Bay which is located 300 steps below Oia is much remarkable for swimming and its pure beauty.

6. Hallstatt, Austria

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The lush mountains and the heavenly houses that makes reflections onto the clear waters of Hallstatt lake gives it unbelievably spectacular looks. Take a ferry and ride across the lake to discover the enchanting scenes. The ancient 300 years old Hallstatt Salt Mine gives a perfect idea of great history of villagers mining. In 2011, a Chinese mining company got inspiration from it and created its Replica.

7. Cinque Terre, Italy

 

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The centuries old Cinque Terre consists of 5 magnificent towns built on steep hills, with harbors filled with fishing boats, colorful houses, extraordinary cliff sides’ feels like heaven on the earth. Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Manarola, Corniglia, and Riomaggiore are the 5 towns of Cinque Terre. Vernazza is however the most picturesque of all. It seems like modern fairytales are inspired of this beauty.

8. Reine, Norway

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The most pretty fishing village of Norway is as stunning as fantasy. It is one never to be forgotten tourist site with stunning cottages, snowcapped mountains, and heart stirring sceneries that leaves eyes stunned.

9. Gruyères, Switzerland

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The wide, stone-paved streets with dark spectacular mountains in background is what made it known as the most beautiful village in western Switzerland as voted by public. It awe-inspiring beauty engages millions of tourist annually. The 13th century constructed Gruyères Castle looks like a princess place of residence with stunning gardens surrounding it.

10. Rothenburg, Germany

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Travel over this stunning medieval formation of Rothenburj, and have a picture perfect at Plönlein which is the most photographed place of Rothenburg. The modern fairytale house designs of Rothenberg feel like magic is in the air. Visitors may find out the cultural heritage in museums, or celebrate the local historic festivals, It is overall one best place for an art and history lover.

11. Cochem, Germany

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Visiting Cochem is like Escaping into the dreamland. The most appealing Reichsburg Castle acknowledged as ‘sleeping beauty castle’ and the Burg Eltz Cochem castle nestled in the hills makes Cochem look like dazzling land of fairies.

12. Albarracín, Spain

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The well preserved medieval houses from centuries, which made Albarracín National Monument since 1961 and therefore also received an international award for its preservation quality. At the top of the village has an old castle which looks like a home to fairies. It is one main tourist attraction for its historic significance, from there the Universale Mountains and the National Park extra ordinary view can be seen.

13. Goreme, Turkey

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Göreme town is located in the Cappadocia region of Turkey. The phenomenal Uçhisar Castle on the south west gives stunning views from its peak. While on the north Goreme has Paşabağ Valley which is quite familiar for its mushroom shaped ‘fairy chimneys’. These magical chimneys are the miracle of nature when million of years ago volcanic eruptions rained across this valley, it created these rare monuments. Later in Roman period it was turned into homes and churches by Christians.

14. Bled, Slovenia

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On the shore of Lake Bled, lives a small Alpine town of Bled, the clear blue waters surrounding this island feels like a land from out of the world. Bled lake was formed at the end of ice age, it is one a popular tourist destination. The red and white Bled castle at the very top of cliff is enclosed by Romanesque wall with parapets, ramparts and towers. It also has a church which is famous for a romantic weddings, in winter lake freezes and people skate to church.

15. Mont Saint-Michel, France

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Normandy, France owns a beautiful Mont Saint-Michel Island, because of the captivating castles and mesmerizing monuments it is listed as one the wonders of the Western World. It might look familiar to you because of The Disney movie Tangled was inspired of the castle of Mont Saint-Michel. It is the palace where Rapunzel was seized from her parents.

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Top 13 Fun Things to do in Peru you Must Try

This South American State is an emerging tourist destination because of its unique heritage, natural beauty, and awesome beaches. From surfing to hiking, from rich historic places to delicious cuisines, there are numerous other fun things to do in Peru.

Hiking and surfing aren’t the only fun things to do in Peru instead, it offers plenty of other adventurous activities; visits to the desert oasis and whole belt of the Amazon River are great attractions for nature-loving tourists.

Like Antalya Turkey’s Tourist Attractions, in Peru you’ll also find some extraordinary places to visit and enjoy which will provide delicious cuisines, versatile shopping and travelling experience. In short, whether you wanna have some mind-resting lone time or you are looking for family-fun, Peru has all attractions to be your favorite destination.

Best Fun things to do in Peru

1. Visit to Machu Picchu – A best fun thing to do in Peru

Without any doubt, when it comes to Peru’s tourist destinations, Machu Picchu is the biggest tourist attraction because of its rich historic background and wonderful construction. It attracts a large number of tourists from all around the world.

Beautiful scenery, eye-catching construction and charming atmosphere makes this place an ultimate tourist destination. In short, this place is the backbone of the Peru’s tourist industry.

2. A Buggy Ride in Haucachina

Believe me, this oasis seems like a heaven in the whole desert. This place is probably the best place to visit with family. Cool pool and green banks of the pool pose an enchanting impact on every tourist.

Enjoy the colorful buggy ride to get a glimpse of emperorship. Sandboarding is another fun thing to do in Peru which attracts everyone.

I bet! You can’t finish your trip to Haucachina without sandboarding.

3. Surfing in Mancora – A fun thing to do in Peru

Mancora’s surfing is a fun thing to do in Peru. If you aren’t a good surfer or you don’t like surfing, you can enjoy the beauty of this quiet seashore by having a sun bath.

A scroll on the seashore could be the best choice if you wanna spend some restful and relaxing time. Moreover, you can enjoy swimming as well as sunbathing over the soft-seductive sand! If you aren’t a sand-lover, you can enjoy delicious meals with best views from different hotels of the Mancora.

4. Visit of floating Islands in Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is famous all around the world because of its distinctions like highest navigable lake and largest lake of the South America but, the major aspect which makes this lake popular throughout the world is its floating islands.

Visit to these floating huts is a fun thing to do if you wanna get adventurous. These islands aren’t as modern as some European floating cities but you’ll encounter a creative, simple and unique architecture.

5. Fly above Nazca Lines – A top thing to do in Peru

Haven’t you heard about the Nazca lines? If not, let me tell you something about this place, it’s considered a wonder-place because of its giant structure and illusionistic view.

If you’re a history lover and you’re searching for some unique and historic, this place is especially for you. It’ll surely make your trip more adventurous and memorable.

6. Boat Tour of Islas Ballestas – A cool thing to do in Peru

Are you a nature lover? Do you wanna have a closer interaction with some of the most charming and cute animals of this world?

If YES, don’t miss a boat ride to the world’s most recognized biodiversity park that is populated with penguins, seals, sea lions and, most importantly this animal hotspot contains blue-footed boobies which attracts everyone.

7. How can you miss Peruvian Amazon?

How is it possible to skip the real natural beauty – Amazon Rain Forest?

I bet, your visit to the Peru will be incomplete if you are planning to go back without hiking through beautiful pathways of this thick forest.

How can you skip charming view of the waterfalls! Moreover, don’t miss the freshness and peace that this jungle offers.

You’ll surely regret it if you do so!

8. Peruvian Cuisines

A trip to Peru without eating taste-rich cuisines – worth nothing! Abundance of sea food, vegetables and fruits makes Peruvian foods fresh as well as tasty.

The best thing to have in lunch is “Ceviche.” This special dish is prepared from citrus marinated fish which not only gives the fish a special texture but also enhances its taste and crisp. It’s so popular that it is available in almost all restaurants of the Peru.

Cuy, Causa, Aji De Gallina, and Rocoto Relleno are some mouth-watering Peruvian recipes, if you love spice!

Don’t miss Lucuma – The Ultimate sweetener!

9. Hiking at the Misti Volcano

Besides Amazon Rain Forest, if you wanna try something different, Peru has plenty of other options for trekking and climbing.

Test your hiking skills at 2000 meters stiff climbing. Believe me, it isn’t an easy task because of the humidity and hotness of the weather

I can assure you one thing, you’ll recommend it to everyone.

Some Other Fun Things to do in Peru

10. Visit Colca Canyon to get a glimpse of the world’s biggest bird – Andean Condor with a wing span which can open up to 3.2 meters. You can also enjoy hiking and climbing at this place because of its steep structure.

11. Southern region of the Peru especially Pisac is feasible for shopping because of its cheap goods. You can buy some outstanding and budget-friendly souvenirs for your friends and family.

12. A visit to explore Chan Chan – The Largest Pre-Columbian city of South America is a fun thing to do because of its aged-structures and versatile cultural background.

13. Walking through Magic Water Tower will surely bring amusement and joy on your face. It is a real fun thing to do because of its modernity and uniqueness.

 

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7 essential beauty products when you are travelling!!

Have you planned a trip to Greece, or to the snow covered tops of Switzerland? You know, makeup essentials are one thing you must have under all circumstances……..because you never know when and where you might need it!

Since we want you to feel comfortable on your trip without the extra load of baggage, here’s a list that we have prepared. This will help determine products that are a necessary in your beauty travel bag while rendering all the other that you THINK, you would need!

Let’s begin!

1. The tan-protector, sunblock:

Tan-protector, sunblock

Be it at any beach or a snow-filled location, a sunblock is must be carried in your beauty travel bag because unnecessary tanning is a bummer when it comes to traveling. The sunblock not only helps prevent the tan but also avoids the risk of getting the UV rays absorbed into your skin.

For the perfect sunscreen, you need to check where you are traveling and what activities will you be sporting into. For a city tour, a sunblock with an SPF within 30-35 works well enough whereas, for deserts, beaches, and alike places, you would have to notch the SPF up to a 100. For more information regarding what sunblock would suit best, check this out.

2. An all-rounder, BB Cream:

BB Cream

Well, BB creams are found to be very popular in the market recently and why not, they are a complete package, after all!

From primer, foundation, sunscreen to a moisturizer, this product works in place of all! If packing light is the motive then this is the first thing you should throw in your beauty travel bag!

It gives your skin the perfect light coverage when looking to go for a natural yet refreshing look while the SPF present in it will keep the skin from getting unnecessarily tanned.

Smash box’s Camera Ready BB Cream serves the purpose amazingly well!

Before and After BB Cream

3. For formal looks, a foundation:

formal looks

If you have anything formal to attend, we would suggest you pack a foundation otherwise don’t carry the extra luggage! If you are looking to give your face a full, heavy coverage than this beauty travel product is a must to take.

P.S. Go for the foundation which you usually use and know that it suits you best.Try not to experiment when traveling.

4. A rosy tint for the cheeks, Blush:

Rosy tint for the cheeks

Travelling can sometimes dull you face and rid you of color. It may be due to tiredness or the difference of weather. But whatever the case, it is nothing a nice rose colored or a peachy blush can’t fix.

A blush adds a pop of color to your face which gives your look a fresher, brighter appearance.

When packing, one thing I couldn’t seem to leave behind is my 8 blush palette. But then I found Milani’s Baked blushes which are individually packed shades, beautiful to the core and save me from the hassle of carrying the 8 blush palette.

Also, they cost less than $10 each, so even if it does break during travel, it doesn’t cost me a fortune, unlike my 8 blush palette!

5. Instant look enhancer, Mascara:

Instant look enhancer, Mascara

Well, this travel cosmetic is a must have for sure! Be it a spontaneous date or a stroll in the city look, mascara is definitely a must-have. It makes the eyes instantly pop which is a life-saver if you can’t sleep well without your bed. The mascara helps take away the sleep deprived look from your face, exchanging it with a fresher, wide-eyed look.

Oh, go for nothing but a waterproof formula because you never know how the weather can be; rain or humidity might mess up your usual formula! And the last thing you want on your travel trip are mascara streams running down your, otherwise flawless, face.

Unsure as to what water-proof formula works best? This guide will help you out!

And guess what? Your waterproof mascara also doubles as a smudge free liquid liner, saving up all the more space! Now isn’t that just cool!

6. Fight the dryness or get your face clean within seconds, Vaseline:

Vaseline

So, makeup or not, Vaseline is a must-carry in your beauty travel bag. In the case of dry chapped lips and skin, this is what is going to suck the dryness away!

If the weather is anything but dry, Vaseline can always come in handy when wiping off makeup at the end of the day. Especially that waterproof mascara which has proven to be a little clingy. But nothing beats the power of Vaseline. So pop it in the bag, right away!

7. How can we forget the lipstick?

lipstick

For me, nothing says fresh and ready to rock look, better than bright colored lippies! So, for me, it is surely a must-have. But, if you aren’t into bold colors, don’t forget to keep light colored lippies and a lightly tinted lip balm to give your face a pop of freshness to look chic and stylish all day!

Because no one wants to look dull and utterly tired in all those pictures, right?

Bene Tint works wonders as for both lips as well as cheeks and it is a soft rosy shade, unlike what the packaging showcases, and seems intact for good 12 hours. Perfect for when you want to sport the natural look!

P.S. here are a few essential tips to keep in mind when packing for travel:

  1. Make sure to get your hands on travel size products because they are easy to squeeze in when space is an issue.
  2. Also keep in mind, makeup products such as compressed powder and blushes are vulnerable and might break easily, if not packed with utmost care.
  3. Pack products that last longer than 8 hours so you don’t have to go through the hassle of re-touching, every now and then!
  4. Last but not the least, ENJOY even if you don’t look your best. Because possibility is that you might not even see them again! 😉

Shoot up a comment in the space provided below if you think I’m missing out on any essentials? Feel free to add yours in the list too!

 

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Smart Ways to Make Friends in a New City

Moving to a new city is always exciting – New people to meet, introduction to a different culture, fabulous places to visit, and opportunities to taste different foods.


But, there is an important thing that we lack in a new city– ‘Friends’, right?


Anyone who has moved to a new town knows, making friends in a new city where you just have shifted, is always difficult. Strange people, less understanding of norms of that new place and, most importantly, no one knows you in the whole town; these are some factors which make an individual’s adjustment a bit hard.


I can feel your anxiety too…..


Feeling like a stranger can immobilize your socialization. Without any doubt, it is hard logistically; you do not have your favorite coffee shop or regular gatherings to strike up discussions with the known faces.


Moreover, forwarding your mail, finding a good restaurant, and visiting a grocery store is not as easy as they were in the previous town. In the new city, you have numerous things that require your attention other than your friendship and social life.




This article will suggest smart ways that will help you to make new friends easily and quickly.

 


Secrets for Making Friends in a New City

 


1. Talk to Neighbors


Neighborhood is the best place to make new friends when you move to a new town. Good relationship with neighbors will help a lot in settling to a new place.


Be polite, introduce yourself and your family to the neighbors, and ask some questions: where is the nearest grocery store? Which is the best restaurant? Where is the public library?


Such questions will help you get the attention of your neighbors. You can further ask them about public transport routes, and other routine things that will let them know that you are new in town.


 




2. Be Proactive at Your Work Place


To make a bunch of new friends in a new city, be proactive at your office. Since, at work, you interact with many of your associates therefore, it is the best chance to make new friends.


Be helpful and respect your colleagues. Everyone can surely like you, right?


All firms offer extra-curricular activities – Sports, tours and weekend get-togethers. Such events are the best opportunities to enhance mutual understanding with your coworkers.


Is your firm not planning such events? No problem!


Nothing is better than sharing a cup of coffee with your companions! A person with friends at office is likely to be more productive, and happy, at work!




 


3. Join a Workout Class


Join a gym, yoga class or some indoor sports studio to interact with people of the new city.


Most importantly, pick a time slot that you can stick to. The more consistent you are, more chances you have to make new friends.


Surely, you are thinking, what is the logic behind this? Right?


Joining these places will help you to spend time with the like-minded participants. Naturally, people are more comfortable to talk with a person whom they see regularly.




 


4. Buy from Same Places


The best tip for making friends in a new city can also be by purchasing goods from the same grocery store, having coffee from same coffee shop, or by visiting the same barber.


Everyone pays attention and respect to their customers. Your often visits will improve your social circle and you will not be a stranger for the local vendors.


 


5. Use Social Media




Social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ etc. are some of the best ways to stay connected with your besties. Use these internet utilities to stay away from boredom and loneliness.


The people, whom you interact in your routine, add them to your social media friends list and stay connected with them, anytime and anywhere!


But, AVOID excessive use of social media!


Instead, visit pubs, concerts, and other public places to mingle with people of the new city. Such activities are handy when trying to understand culture and traditions of the natives.


 


6. Eat at a Public Place




If you are new in a city, it is not recommended to always eat in your apartment. DO NOT sit in corner of your home and dine-in alone.


Visit restaurants and try to explore the delish cuisines of that place!


Pick a table which is somewhere around the center of the restaurant. Also, prefer a table which is for more than one person.


Try to keep a book or newspaper with you while you are eating at a public place. It gives others a reason to talk to you if they are interested in the book’s topic or any current affair.


 


7. SOME BONUS TIPS




  • In the beginning, DO NOT turn down any invitation from your coworkers or neighbors, even if it is something you don’t like to do.
  • Be the first one to say HELLO, and start a conversation.
  • NEVER interrupt others if they are busy in their work.
  • Visit parks, historic places, and museums to get local knowledge.
  • In early days, use LOCAL TRANSPORT instead of your own RIDE.

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