Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Rome Travel Tips

If you’re dreaming of visiting one of those picture-perfect European towns filled with old-world charm, incredible scenic beauty, or perhaps both, where do you begin your search for the best destinations? Here a details about rome if you are thinking to go there.

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Italy's capital city, Rome is also known for a history that dates back to the eras of Octavian, Julius Caesar and Hadrian, among others. Left behind are structures like the Pantheon, the Roman Forum and dozens of churches, among other historic gems. 

Art enthusiasts will relish the trove of art housed at the Vatican Museums, and foodies will enjoy the splendid Italian fare, not to mention the gelato. And though its momentous past is the focus for many vacationers, Rome is also a fast-paced, modern and relevant city, with gleaming designer storefronts, sleek hotels and cutting-edge restaurants.

Rome Culture & Customs

Trying to look like a resident isn't difficult, especially if your own wardrobe is filled with high-end designer labels. Condé Nast Traveler says: "Think brands, brands, brands — and preferably Italian: Versace, Gucci, Cavalli, or Armani." 

Italian women strive for a sultry look, wearing tight-fitting dresses, tops and pants, accompanied by a pair of steep heels. Men wear immaculately cut suits. On the streets, snug jeans and fitted shirts are the norm for both men and women.

In 2002, Italy traded its lira currency for the euro. Keep in mind that the exchange rate makes this already expensive city more costly for travelers from the U.S. and other countries.

The best time to visit Rome

The best time to visit Rome is from October to April when most of the tourist crowds have dissipated and room rates are slashed. Although you’ll need a warm coat, weather this time of year hardly ever dips below freezing. 

For summery weather without throngs of tourists and the sweltering humidity come in May or September. High average temperatures flit between the mid 70s and the lower 80s.

The best way to get around Rome is by foot. And because many of the best attractions are clustered together in traffic-free zones, walking makes the most sense. However, some places, like Vatican City, are pretty far from the central historic district, necessitating the use of the metro or a taxi. 

The metro can also take you from the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport (FCO) into the city center. Buses are also available, but these aren't recommended because of crowded conditions aboard and heavy traffic outside. 

If you must bring a car to Rome, you should park it as soon as possible once you enter the city limits. Otherwise, you'll find heavy traffic, impatient drivers and pedestrian-only areas makes driving around virtually impossible.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

What do you need to know about budget traveling to europe

As the dollar continues to remain relatively weak against the euro.though up to US$1.25 from a low of US$1.50+ against the euro.Europe has largely remained expensive for most travelers from the U.S. 

However, with smart planning and a little bit of research it is still possible to travel in Europe without spending a fortune.

Traveling on a budget often is more conducive to meeting the locals, immersing yourself in the rituals of their daily lives, and having a truly unique experience rather than taking your home along with you.

If you plan to cross the Atlantic Ocean, there are a few tips that can help you before starting your first Europe vacation. 

First of all, you need to understand and be fully aware during your trip that Europe is very different from the United States in every possible way. Even in the UK.

In consequence traveling through Europe is also completely different than traveling to any American city.


Even if you can afford it, you should never rent a car to move around any city. There is completely lack of space, there is no place to park and driving directions in most European cities are not as straightforward as we are used to know.

Public transportation in most major cities is very affordable and easy to use. It is the most used method of transportation for everybody either tourists or locals. If you do not like public transportation, you can always hire a cab.

The countryside is very nice all over Europe, and driving conditions differ from what I described above. Traveling from one city to another with a rented car, will allow you to stop in incredible and nice towns where you will discover very nice things almost in anyone, if you can afford the time.

I rented a car once in the French Riviera to travel from Nice to Monaco, very nice, but I did it for a couple of days, returned it and continued my trip.

However, roads are very narrow and dangerous, so be extremely careful. Trains are the most used transport all over Europe to go from one city to another. They are cheap, safe and reliable.


Most European cities are safe, at least in the tourist areas. However, pick pockets are all around Europe looking for tourists. Take extremely care about them. Split your money, hide it very well and be careful when taking money out because they will notice where do you hide it.

Do not leave bags or purses unattended or hanging from restaurant chairs. If you use a back pack, do not carry money or passports within it. I personally saw once, how they cut the bottom of a back pack with a knife to steal a passport.

I always use a special pocket which hangs from my neck and goes under the underwear shirt. This shirt has to be inside your pants to avoid any falling in case the string is cut.

Money should never be taken out from that bag in public and you should carry the money that you will use for each day somewhere else, therefore if you loose that part, you won't regret it very much, or at least you won't be broke.

Traveler's checks are sometimes difficult to change in Europe. Therefore if you prefer to take them, consider some time to change them in a bank, as they are not widely accepted everywhere as in the US.

When eating, check menu prices before sitting. Most restaurants display their menus at the entrance. If the menu is not displayed, avoid going into that restaurant or at least ask for a menu with prices before ordering anything.

There are some places in Europe, where they charge you differently according to the place you sit in the restaurant.

City Guides

Carefully plan your days and get city guides for every place you will visit. You can get them on the Internet or printed in any bookstore. Time is very valuable as there is always more to see than time available.

The Euros have made life easier for tourism and now you don't need to change money in every country as it used to be, but there are still some countries like UK, that do not use Euros yet.

There are hundreds of money exchange stations all over Europe in every city, train station or major attraction, but be careful about the exchange rate. Always ask local people for the best place to change money. Or do your own research writing down the exchange rate in every place you see near your hotel.

Exchange your money before going anywhere. Usually the exchange stations near tourist attractions have very bad exchange rate.

Do not forget to exchange back the money you won't use anymore or that can't be used in countries you will visit next, as some currencies are difficult to change once you leave Europe. Also, remember that coins are not changed, so get rid of them before leaving the country.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Why You Should Book A Flight Ticket And Fly Abroad In 2015

Its 2015 already, and it's the best time to travel. It's also time that you plan, save, book flight tickets and head out to see, perhaps, a major sports event live! Go, travel, explore and use any excuse to see the world. Make that your travel resolution for this year. 

You could be enjoying Indian music and delicious Indian meals on board a Lufthansa to watch a match of the Bundesliga, or you could be on your way to watch the a concert in Canada. Make sure that you head out and travel to some foreign place, this year.

Start with this. Get to know the cabin crew of any airline and the hard work they put into providing their service. Learn about different people and their different jobs. 

Befriend an air attendant and hang out with them during a flight layover, chat up with a random stranger (don't be creepy and lingering though) the point is to have new experiences, meet new people and enjoy yourself. 

There's a simple joy in looking out over watching a sea of clouds from 38,000 feet as your inflight entertainment for a few hours – reflecting on rich travel experiences.

Getting back on track, head out and live it up; make your travels like a Bollywood film – large and colourful! Try and opt for a new hobby which would help motivate you to book that flight ticket or, maybe even a seat on a cruise. 

You could be crew member on a snorkelling team or a veg Indian food specialist at a foreign diner (all that time in the kitchen mastering Indian cuisine should pay off).

Imitate stars from Indian TV shows to entertain new found company outside a sports arena - it will throw you off your comfort zone. Cook up a delicious Indian dish at a traveller's hostel with fellow travellers – nothing helps bond better than an Indian cuisine done right. Stepping out of your comfort zone is what you needs to be done. 

Imagine all the adventures, even simple ones, (whether it may be browsing the flight movies list on an impulsive maiden flight to Eastern Europe) that you will have once you let go of your inhibitions!

If you don't have enough money to travel rich, book flight tickets in economy class, choose a bed n' breakfast or hostel instead of a proper hotel,  don't go for that lavish, weekly night out. Save and head out when you can. Even a flight experience with everyone speaking a different language is extremely enriching.

Get up, select a major event, book that flight ticket and hold on to it tight. Step out, the world awaits you.



Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Checklist for a Comfortable Visit in Santorini Island

It is advisable to prepare a checklist if you are holidaying in Santorini island and wish for exploring its immense beauty. It is required not because you will get a car at very cheap rates but, because you will not face any embarrassing situations. 

Hence, your journey will be very pleasant and exciting. Here is the checklist to make your journey very comfortable and exciting.

Road maps and safety kits: It is good to keep a road map with you while going to explore any beautiful destination in abroad. As you are a stranger, It will be proved very helpful for you. 

It is also very useful to keep some medicines and other necessary things required for primary treatment in case you got injured in minor accidents. If you receive any injury during journey then you can utilize these things without going in search of a hospital for primary treatment.

A suitable Rental car: You will have to choose a car which is well-maintained, affordable. When selecting a car, make sure that it does not emit much carbon dioxide. The car you chose must be insured under any profitable insurance policy to make you exempted from unnecessary expenses. 

It must have sufficient space to load bag and baggage and seats to accommodate all the passengers and baby seats to adjust babies comfortably or seats for older people. Book an elegant car some days or some weeks before your journey.

Stay at any luxury hotel which is very close to the township: It is better to book hotels and restaurants ahead of time because you may not get a suitable hotel if you book at the last minute. It should be near the township and must have all the modern amenities. 

The hotel or restaurant that you have chosen must be very close to the township and accessible by luxury rental cars of the Santorini Island.

Dry foods and pure drinking water: Take sufficiently dry foods and pure drinking water with you. It is also a good to take cooked food so that you will not have to search for a good restaurant or hotel. 

If you have enough foodstuff then you can live for some days by dry foods and water, in case you got stuck in any problem. You can take warm clothes if it is winter season or loose and comfortable clothes in hot summer days.

A trip in the beautiful Santorini Island will be very comfortable and you will be very happy if you consider those things before your travel.