Tips To Make Wonderful Three Days Getaways

Nowadays, taking a long holiday has become tough due to the demanding nature of jobs. Which is why most people prefer taking short trips in between to detox and come back with a refreshed mind. If you are one among them, then it might do you some good to go on a 3-day vacation. However, when you are going on such a short holiday, it might be difficult to get the best of it. So, here are some tips that will help you have the best experience.

Choose a Location That Requires Minimum Travel Time

If you are going to need a long time to travel to your destination, then you will be wasting a lot of time on just getting from one place to another. Pick a place that you like and is also close to your place of residence. You could choose a small place on the outskirts of your city. If you, however, want to fly out then make sure that you keep the travel time in mind. Also, if you are looking for the lowest airfares on domestic flights, then the shorter the distance, the cheaper they will be.

Decide What You Want to Do

When you are going on a vacation, you might have some idea about what you would like to do while you are at it. If you are just going to destress, then you don’t have much planning to do. All you need to do before flying out is to book a hotel so that you don’t have to worry about it later. On the other hand, if you want to explore a place, then you must narrow down the places you would like to visit. Get in touch with a travel agent or a local guide who will be able to take you to these places.

Visit a Spa

One of the best ways of giving your body some much need relaxation is to get a spa massage. This will loosen up your knotty muscles and also improve blood flow in your body. Additionally, it will also help you get rid of all work related worries and just enjoy the vacation. However, pick a spa wisely. Generally, hotels have spas or can put you in touch with one. Consult a spa expert before going in for a massage so that you get the best out of your experience. They will be able to recommend the right kind of treatment for you.

These are some ways in which you can have an amazing 3-day vacation. You will come back fully relaxed and rejuvenated to take on the world again. Bon Voyage!

Culinary Travel Experience

Food and travel are probably the two things in the world that have the ability to bring joy to anyone’s face. And when plan to travel in order to eat, well let’s just say that makes the whole experience twice more enjoyable. Our world has a lot of exquisite cuisines to offer and all you have to do is stretch out a bit and make a grab for them. Some places around the world are famous for the food that they deliver to their consumers and we have made a list of such places for you. So grab your bags and get a flight of Cathay Pacific Airways to one of these food capitals around the world.

1. New York, USA
Because New York is home to literally thousands of people from many different backgrounds this place can offer you any type of cuisine that you might crave. They have hot dogs on the street and fresh bagels in the morning. And you also get to enjoy the world finest morning coffee here at Starbucks. Other then that, New York also offers some hauntingly delicious Chinese take out which is light on the pocket as well. And if you want something that’s even more spicy than we suggest that you go for Indian cuisine which will surely be a blast for your taste buds.

2. Barcelona, Spain
Everything in Spain or with an origin related to Spain is exotic. And this principle applies to food as well. The food offered by Spain is exotic and amazingly refreshing for the taste buds. Barcelona is the place in Spain which is heaven for any food lover. It offers a multitude of cuisines. But if you want a true experience, then we suggest you try the sea food here. The Paella which is a rice dish combined with sea food is a mouth watering delicacy that you need to try at least once in your lifetime.

3. Paris, France
The French are famous throughout the world for their mouth watering delicacy’s such as the fine buttered croissants and pastries. And Paris has the ambiance, environment and the fine cultured sophistication to give you the complete experience of the French Cuisine. Their food is mouth watering, the view is breath taking and the prices are reasonable too. And the best part is that no matter where you go, whether it be a 5 star restaurant or even a street vendor or a road side cafe the food will be amazing everywhere and anywhere.

4. Sydney, Australia
Australia may be on one corner of the world but it has food delicacies that are famous throughout the world. They feed you things like snow eggs and truffles egg pasta that will leave you wanting more and more. And even though japan is far away from here you still get to taste some amazing Japanese stones here.

Safari Hunting During Trip To Africa

When planning a hunting trip anywhere there is many factors to take into consideration such as the proper seasons for the game that you wish to hunt, the different hunting guns and bows that you want o use and which seasons go paired with that. Accommodation at the proper lodges or if preferred camping trips at bounty full game Ranches. And lastly the permits that are needed when hunting big game if needed.

The seasons of hunting comes to when it is wet and when it is dry, this makes a big difference in hunting because of the watering hole aspect. Different styles for hunting can be used for both. Some hunters would like rather to use a bow but that would cut out the possibility of hunting thick skinned large animals such as elephant, white and black rhino, crocodile and so forth. Although some provinces do not allow bow hunting, the northern cape is one of the ones that do. Bows are usually more used when animals are gathered around the watering hole as it is easier to shoot from close range where the bow is most effective.

There are no automatic rifles allowed for hunting in South Africa as well as no weapon using a rim fire.22 or smaller caliber ammunition. No air guns are permitted for hunting with shotguns except in the case of birds. The minimum legal caliber to hunt South African dangerous game is 375, you are also allowed in most cases of big (dangerous) game you are to use other calibers that are larger. Always remember to in all instances to always make use of premium grade ammunition.

When it comes to permits the owners of the farm obtain permits to cover hunting on their property. There are spices that are listed as threatened or protected and permits are obtainable accordingly. The rules for hunting these animals apply to the listed species under the Biodiversity Act of 2004 and they are categorized accordingly.

Endangered: Tsessebe, Black Rhinoceros, Mountain Zebra, African wild dog, Oribi

Vulnerable: Cheetah, Samango monkey, Bontebok, Roan antelope, Suni, Leopard, Blue duiker

Protected: White Rhinoceros, Black Wildebeest, Spotted Hyaena, Black-footed cat, Brown Hyaena, Serval, Elephant, Sharpe’s grysbok, Reedbuck, Cape fox.

Hunting on the southern tip of Africa has always, just in the rest of the world been very popular, maybe even a little bit more. The vast difference in climates as well as the great diversity of spices that are on offer allow for year around hunting. But more so the beautiful landscapes that the hunting is done on make it a worthwhile experience even if that trophy you seek escapes your grasp.

How To Protect Your Passport

Do you take pride in being a responsible, well-informed traveler?

I certainly do. I read up on local history and customs, take time to learn at least a few words in the local language, never wear white tennis shoes in Europe, and make active decisions about protecting my valuables.

So you can imagine how surprised I was to find myself standing with my husband outside the closed American Embassy in Bratislava with no passport, missing credit cards, an international flight scheduled to leave in 12 hours, and no clear idea about what to do next.

How do you protect yourself from this kind of travel experience? (I refuse to say “disaster”, incidentally. Having your passport buried in rubble from an earthquake is a disaster. Losing it IS a nasty shock, however.)

And how do you deal with the loss if it happens?

Here are 4 easy steps to avoiding loss or theft of your passport. And, because no plan is foolproof, the 5th step reviews what to do if it happens.

1. Do not keep your passport, cash and credit cards together.

I thought I was being a wise, careful traveler when I got my husband a shiny new “RFID-blocking” leather passport/wallet combination. No one could steal the data from our chips now. He looked like a spy on a mission, like a traveling diplomat. Everything was together, easy to keep track of.

Huge mistake. Huge. Because when everything’s together, then every time you need to pay for anything, you have to get it all out. And, if you’re dealing with cash, which you will in many countries, you have to lay everything down, organize packages, separate cash and coins, and get it all put away.

And at some point, you will lay it down and that will be the end of it. Keep your cash separate from your credit cards, and keep your passport separate from everything else.

Thieves don’t actually want your passport. In fact, most of them don’t even want your credit cards. Credit card theft is easier to trace and the risks are higher. And passports are not easy to sell. Ask the police, and you will discover that passports and credit cards are usually found in a convenient dumpster.

What the thief wants is your cash. So carry cash, but only what you need that day. If you discover it’s missing, it’s only a little and you can replace it from the stash you left in the hotel safe. But if you discover your passport is missing, the fun stops till it’s replaced. And when you start adding up charges for changing flights, extra hotel days, extra meals, transportation and replacement passport charges… losing your passport is not just a scary hassle, it’s also very expensive.

2. When you get to your hotel, leave your passport in the safe.

You need your passport at the airport. But once you get to the hotel, leave it.

I know, the State Department says to carry it with you. But virtually every hotel has a safe, and many of my most traveled friends leave their passport there. You can leave your extra cash and extra credit cards there, too.

It works great while you stay in one place. The problem, of course, comes when you move around. We’ve all left things behind. Which presents a whole new scenario.

You know who you are, and whether the safe is a good idea for you or not. Still, it has to be said-many experienced travelers find the hotel safe to be the smartest, easiest and safest choice for passport protection.

3. If you decide to carry your passport with you at all times, like the State Department says, then carry it close, and in a place you never have to access.

I’m a rule-keeper, so I carry mine. And besides, having my passport seems to present at least some level of protection should things suddenly go bad. But if you carry it with you, it’s for official emergencies, not for flashing.

You can wear one of those “inside your clothes” pouches, though for heaven’s sake do wear it inside your clothes, not outside. If you hang it around your neck, possibly with your money as well, you might as well put up a flag that says “Steal this!”

And please, be sure the little tie thingie doesn’t show. It just looks silly.

You can tell I’m not a fan of inside pouches. Probably because I can’t think of any place where I’d really like that kind of a bulge. I wear a small shoulder bag with an inside zip pocket, where my passport goes and never comes out. It’s close to my chest, under my arm, and behind two zippers. And any wandering hands encounter my fake wallet first.

The most important thing is not to put your passport where you have to get it out. Ever. Getting it out defeats the purpose of secreting it away, and ups your chances of losing it. That’s exactly how my husband lost his.

4. Do not invest in an expensive leather RFID case. For anything.

Get a cheap RFID-blocking paper sleeve, for your passport, or for your credit cards. Office Depot and Staples have them for about $5. They block electronic theft just as effectively as leather, they’re lighter, they lie flatter, and they won’t tempt you to flash them because they’re too cool to hide.

And remember-cash doesn’t need electronic protection, and you don’t have to call anyone if it’s lost.

5. Nothing is foolproof, and we’re all fools sometimes.

Before you leave, make two color copies of your passport and your birth certificate. Put one set in your suitcase and one in your carry-on. If you have some extra ID, put that in as well. It all makes getting a new passport much easier. And if the worst happens, file a police report. You can’t go to the Embassy till they open anyway, and filing a report makes you look responsible.

So. Wisdom for smart travelers. Having your passport handy may seem like a cool, “world traveler” kind of thing to do. But having it hidden securely away gives you the freedom you need to have the journey you want.

Dr. Deborah Kukal is a licensed psychologist with a broad sense of her home in the world. She is Board Certified in Health Psychology, and she writes on health, sleep, spirituality and meditation, as well as life enrichment, travel and current events.