Posted by Andrea Campbell On October 1, 2016
New Orleans, the Big Easy, is really among the world’s most remarkable cities. Its rich history is founded on influences from Africa, the Caribbean, and Europe, and the city has always been the home of a unique melting pot of culture, food, and music.
If you visit New Orleans, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a bowl filled with gumbo, and wander through historic communities. Come to the Big Easy and enjoy New Orleans’ nighttime dark jazz clubs, and be present at fabulous festivals all year round. This city is truly one of America’s most famous historical values and a cultural top-destination.
What you should not miss (besides Mardi Gras-the final day of Carnival) while visiting New Orleans:
French Quarter – the famous historical neighborhood, and cultural center for night time entertainment in New Orleans. The French Quarter really must be visited because of its abundant history, the vibrant atmosphere, and distinct architecture. The district is renown for its music and famous jazz clubs, street performances and energetic nightlife. Furthermore, here you can find the greatest art galleries and the city’s best restaurants. Read More
Posted by Andrea Campbell On September 27, 2016
One of the top travel destinations for people around the world is the continent – and country – of Australia and the nearby Pacific Islands. In fact, tourism in Australia is a booming industry that brings $35 billion dollars to the Australian market each year. Australia boasts a variety of activities and attractions available for tourists to engage in, and the wildlife and diversity in environment makes Australia an exciting and exotic place to visit. Before you travel to this exciting location, however, it is important to do a bit of preparation so that differences, potential dangers, and unexpected challenges don’t slow you down while you’re on vacation.
Culture and Customs: Preparing to Engage with Australian Culture
Plenty of information is available from Australia’s tourism department regarding the unique history of the country of Australia and how it influences art, society and culture today. Australia uses the Australian dollar as currency, and another logistical strength of Australia as a travel destination is that the national language is English. This makes it relatively easy for international visitors to navigate Australian culture and interact with Australians. However, many people report that it is difficult to understand many of the words specifically used in Australian English, or that deciphering a thick Australian accent can be a challenge. Perhaps it would be useful to learn about some of the linguistic differences between British or American English and Australian English before you embark on your trip, just to feel prepared for any miscommunication that might occur while you are traveling.
Transportation: Getting Around in Australia
Posted by Andrea Campbell On September 11, 2016
Family trips are supposed to be all fun and games but most of the time they can seem stressful, especially when traveling with children. With a little bit of preparation and good will, you will surely have the best possible time during your family trips.
The start of a great trip should always be the moment you pick your destination. Because these times, money is one of the most common problems, the deciding factor for the destination is usually funding.
Advice on preparing for a great family trip:
Once you have found a way to afford your family trip, you should prepare for the trip, taking into consideration these 10 tips: Read More
Posted by Andrea Campbell On August 27, 2016
I have more than two handfuls of things to do but I can’t seem to get on with them. I know what I have to do but procrastination seems far better at the moment. Even blogging is a struggle and it always seems to happen as soon as school kicks in again.
I’ve been there a whole week, and the lazy part of me has woken up… or maybe it’s just fallen into an even deeper slumber depending on how you look at it I don’t know why! As soon as I get too busy I feel the urge to sit down and chill out for a bit when that’s the complete opposite of what I should be doing. So, in no particular order, here is what needs to be done… sharpish.
- I think I am doing pretty well yet I would like to hear somebody else saying that
- Plan my next trip … *faints at prospect*
- Sign up for a webinar about new techniques for writing practice tests as I my new job is developing tests for online classes (HS and GED). It’s my new job ( perfect when you like traveling as much as I do). But I try to catch a new mentor from this website but so far no luck.
Posted by Andrea Campbell On July 9, 2016
Vacationing with your partner should be a meaningful experience that will pave the way to bring both you closer together. However, this is only one side of the story. If you have even been on a vacation with your significant other before, you might have experienced the stress of planning and budgeting of the entire trip which might place a strain on your relationship, not to mention your constant togetherness all throughout the trip.
If you have a couples vacation underway, you might want to take a look at these tips that are geared to make your trip together successful.
Posted by Andrea Campbell On May 29, 2016
Day 1: Travel to Cyprus
First, we chose a nice flight, booked our hotels and flew to Cyprus. We arrived at Larnaca airport (which is actually pretty new and clean) and transferred to Limassol by a rented car. Since this was our first day we went just for a nice walk after we checked in at the hotel. We had a nice dinner at the hotel and went early in bed to fill in our batteries for the next day.
Posted by Andrea Campbell On May 9, 2016
If you are thinking about a girlfriends getaway – party style – then read as Jim Dean gives us the scoop on Nightlife in Dublin. There are plenty of fun activities and places to enjoy during your stay in Ireland.
Dublin has one of the best nightlife scenes in all of Europe, perhaps because of its youthful student population and the constant influx of adventurous travelers. This city is quickly becoming one of the best weekend destinations in Europe, and there is always a new and exciting nightclub to check out in Dublin.
The pub is an important center of Irish culture, as it is the meeting place for the community to talk, catch up on gossip, eat, drink, and generally have a great time. There are many friendly and comfortable local pubs where you can enjoy a relaxed pint in an unpretentious atmosphere with perhaps some live music. Later in the night, there are also glitzy nightclubs where you can dance the night away.
Many bars and pubs throughout Dublin will feature live music so that you can rock out to some great tunes while you are enjoying your pint of Guinness. Whelan’s is a popular music venue, as well as The Village, and both have regular gigs on most nights of the week. If you head down before 10 pm, the cover charge is usually free.
Posted by Andrea Campbell On April 12, 2016
While visiting New Orleans there are some streets you should not miss. Here they are:
St. Charles Avenue
A major thoroughfare in New Orleans and the place for the St. Charles Streetcar Line. An antique streetcar can take you on a ride through the historical past or you can go walking by the hundreds of storybook mansions that decorate the tree-lined boulevard.
Magazine Street absolutely is a dreamland for second-hand bargain seekers, coffee shop fanatics and those people who appreciate casual dining, and the stroll will take you all the way from the Garden District to Uptown New Orleans.
Just one block away from the madness of Bourbon Street is the French Quarter’s more sophisticated and elegant center of local artistic culture. Royal Street is a pleasant blend of exquisite antique shops and boutiques, wonderful jewelry stores, amazing art galleries, great architecture and world-class hotels and restaurants. Read More
Posted by Andrea Campbell On February 16, 2016
While on your Bali Holiday trip, make sure to indulge in some delicious food and drink merrily. Enjoy this great article.
Bali is a great place to go for pretty much any type of traveler, with various activities to make anyone happy. But among the things that are great about Bali is the wide variety of food and drinks available. Simply gastronomical!
Traditional Bali Cuisine- Some Must-Tries
When I was in Bali, obviously I made it a point to try the foods that are native to Bali and that the locals enjoy on a daily basis. One of these wonderful foods is Bebek Bututu. This dish is a specialty dish where a duck is baked in banana leaves with many different kinds of herbs and spices to form a dish that is just excitement on the tongue. It was really delicious and I thoroughly enjoyed this particular dish.
The other specialty dish in Bali is the Babi Guling (which translated literally means rolled pork). The dish comprises of pieces of pork grilled to perfection after being showered with a tongue-stimulating concoction of spices (yes, spices again, but this is Asia, what do you expect!). Babi Guling has often been raved about by celebrity chefs and travelers and for a good reason too. I could not get enough of this dish! No wonder it’s a favorite of most locals here.
Posted by Andrea Campbell On December 7, 2015
Man, this guy is killing me right now. Just when I think the Dark Passenger has stepped out for a smoke and a six pack of Coors, I turn around and he has completed destroyed some of my favorite things. He’s put cigarette holes in my grandma’s quilt and shot my dog in the ear. And after I blink a couple of times I find myself holding the gun.
Here’s his latest trick, his deadly mantra.
Now I’m not talking pub trivia. I’m talking when I feel that I can lay claim to my rights or what is my possession. Doesn’t matter if it’s an argument or an agreement; it doesn’t matter if I’m talking theology or finances. It doesn’t matter what the circumstance, discussion, or conversation is worth. My Dark Passenger will put the brakes on any kind of open mindedness if my rights, possessions, intelligence, or success is on the line or threatened. You’re in my way? Doesn’t matter. You’re not working on my time-table? I’m charging forward.
And hidden in that sweet phrase, “I’m Right” is this phrase, “And you owe me, (expletive).” Since (oh, not if) I’m right, then you owe me respect, gratitude, or the honor of your humble apology. Because I’m so (bleeping) self-centered that I need to know that I’m right. I tuck myself into bed with a blanket of I’m Rights and if I don’t have them, I’m freezing out here.