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BVI Catamaran Charter – Live your dream and sail in the Caribbean seas

  • Written by News Company



Are you a sailor at heart? If yes, then you might have often dreamt of going on a voyage far away in the middle of a Caribbean bay. Somewhere your heart desires to live forever, a place where you can sail just as in your dreams, a place like
the British Virgin Islands. Let your dreams sail as you get on the BVI Catamaran Charter.

The islands are an alluring beauty, one that can soften the most stoned heart. A place like this can make you feel like you are in heaven with the best dream of your life. Clear blue water, soft white sand, rich flora and fauna make this place a posh paradise. With more than 60 idyllic islands, the stretch is quite big and you can travel between the islands easily in a BVI Catamaran Charter.

Reaching to the BVI is not easy; you’ll never find a direct transport. A combination of flights, taxis, ferries, and catamaran will help you reach your destination. The reason is clear why the islands are so untouchable till now, they are nature’s pure beauty indeed.

How will a BVI Catamaran Charter help in the sail?

Exploring places like these requires a comfortable medium. The islands here lies at a distance that can be sailed in BVI Catamaran Charter. The steadfast trade winds whisk you from island to island and thus provide a wonderful sailing experience. It has unmatchable stability which makes the sail smooth and comfortable.

The catamaran has spacious rooms that give comfort to the sailors while in the sea. Also, the rooms are separated so that people can enjoy their privacy. Safety and security is the topmost concern while sailing and the BVI Catamaran Charter is the best option. Also, special care is taken of sailors who are first-timers and senior citizens.

Besides sailing the BVI offers many other activities like diving and fishing. The island has a lot of restaurants, bars, and shops to make your day busy. Also, the food is delicious and you can get enough of the scenic views. So now whenever your heart wants to go for a sailing trip, just charter yourself a catamaran to explore these islands and sail peacefully in the Caribbean Sea.

Why Your Next Trip Should be to Ohio

  • Written by Clayton Richard


When it comes to planning a vacation, Ohio is not a location that is necessarily at the top of most travelers’ lists. The state adopted the slogan “Ohio, the heart of it all” in 1984 in efforts to draw visitors to the state. After seeing a marginal decline in tourism, in the early 2000s, the state changed its slogan to “Ohio, so much to discover” to reawaken the state as an attraction to would-be vacationers around the country. Let’s take a closer look at some of the reasons why your next trip should be to the Buckeye State.

Cleveland

Cleveland, Ohio, is a world-class city that has seen its share of ups and downs. Tourists have begun to rediscover the magic and beauty that Cleveland has to offer. As the birthplace of Rock and Roll, the city of Cleveland is the home of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

With much for the family to enjoy, the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Children’s Museum of Cleveland, Cedar Point Amusement Park, and the Jack Cleveland Casino are just a few of the attractions that visitors can enjoy while they are in the city.

Columbus

The capital city of Ohio, Columbus, is the home of Ohio State University. This college city is jam-packed with exciting attractions for visitors to enjoy.

Some of the places tourists will want to explore include Legoland Discovery Center, The Haunted Prison, Blakemore Manor Masquerade Murder Mystery Dinner, Operation City Quest Scavenger Hunt, Mayan Temple of Knowledge Escape Room, and Crime Scene Investigator Escape Room. For those looking to relocate to Ohio, there are always some beautiful Columbus houses for sale.

Dayton

An unsung city in the state of Ohio, Dayton, has a rich history for visitors to discover. Dayton was coined the Birthplace of Aviation, as it was the hometown of the aviation pioneers, the Wright Brothers. The original shop owned by the brothers; the Wright Cycle Company, is still a destination for tourists to visit.

Other attractions in Dayton include the National Museum of the United States Air Force, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, the Dayton Art Museum, America’s Packard Museum, and SunWatch Indian Village Archeological Park. These destinations paint a cultural picture of American history.

Cincinnati

Also known as the Queen City of the West, Cincinnati, is a city with much to offer for tourists than meet the eye. There is truly no shortage of things to do and activities to enjoy in Cincinnati.

Among the many attractions in Cincinnati are Pyramid Hill Museum and Sculpture Park, Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Archery Arena, Six Flags, Dart Rush Nerf Arena, Queen City Underground Tours, Great Miami Riverway, Escape the Room Challenge, Taft Museum of Art, and Coney Island.

Conclusion

As you can see, Ohio is a place that is full of history, excitement, and fun. This beautiful state is one that is known for its rich history. Regardless of what part of the state you wish to visit, there is surely plenty for you and your family to enjoy.

Tips to stay organized on your trip

  • Written by News Company

I'm more of a freestyler when it comes to planning.

But there are still a few things that just need to be organized every time before going on a long trip.

What I don't want to do: stressful, complicated and restrictive planning that limits my flexibility on the go.

Therefore, I try to keep my travel planning as simple and easy as possible. Minimalist, so to speak.

In the following, I will show you the most important things that you should organize for your backpacking trip. They cover all essential points – no more headaches, no worries whether or not you have thought of everything.

For myself, I have found that with perfect travel planning steps, the days and weeks before departure don't feel nervous but feel good.

This list is not intended for long-term or forever travellers. For people who want to be away for longer than a few months, there are a few more things. Ready? Let's go travel


1. PLAN YOUR TRAVEL BUDGET

Fact: Money enables you to travel and is one of the first things you will think about.

How much money do you need for the trip? How much does the flight cost? Travel Insurance? What will you spend on average for hostels and transportation and activities?

I always calculate my daily budget and document my expenses on the way to make sure that I stay within budget. Even if my income is currently a little higher, I prefer to save the rest or spend a little more here and there for nicer accommodation, special activities or tours on site etc. I personally don't need a lot to live in. In countries like Indonesia or Nicaragua, I could live on a lot less and some others probably even cheaper.


2. WHEN DOES IT START?

I often plan my trips very spontaneously, sometimes only 2-4 weeks before it starts.

This is not possible for many people (university, job and other living conditions), but a time window of 3-6 months is often enough for most longer backpacking trips.

Set a date and keep an eye on it! Write it on a sticky note and hang it on your desk or next to your bed. Visualize regularly when you want to start and bathe in anticipation!


3. SAVE MONEY

Often the start of the trip also depends on how quickly you can get the money for the journey together.

If your income is not enough to automatically save a little every month, you have to limit your expenses. Make your big trip your priority – every day. Go out less, shop less.

Get money instead of gifts for your birthday. Sell ​​things you no longer need.

Put an amount aside each month, preferably in a separate account where you don't touch the money.


4. BOOK YOUR FLIGHT!

Don't you know exactly when you might want to come back? Book a one-way flight. Within a region, flights with low-budget airlines can often be booked cheaply, such as AirAsia in Asia, Jetstar in Australia or many others worldwide.

Since the flight is often a substantial investment, it is worth planning and researching a little. Basically, I'm more against Round the World tickets because they limit your flexibility on the go - I wrote a post about this too.

When you book your flight, especially the moment you click "Book", you get a feeling that it's free. You probably already know it: a mix of incredible joy and excitement! Enjoy it!


5. VACCINATIONS

For many regions around the world, it is advisable to get a few vaccinations. It doesn't always have to be a tropical doctor – often your family doctor knows enough. However, there is not much to know in most regions such as Southeast Asia, India or Latin America.

I think the standard vaccinations up to date and also hepatitis A and B. Here too, I follow my motto: Keep it simple!


6. ROUTE AND TRIP PLANNING - WHERE TO GO?

Dear planning, let it be.

Get inspiration from travel guides and internet research, get an overview of places that interest you, and then? Finished.

If you’re travelling by road, make sure you don’t miss out on maintaining your car – treat it in shape with car cleaning products to maintain it’s shine.

For me, backpacking is about being flexible. And not like organizing everything in advance like on a package tour and coordinating all stops before departure and booking accommodation.

Go with the flow. Get tips from other backpackers and locals on the go. Be open to changes in plans.

Travel slowly and consciously instead of rushing from one place to another.

One thing that you might want to include in your planning is the seasons and often the rainy seasons. Often, however, the colder and rainier times of the year are the ones that have many advantages: Above all, fewer tourists and lower prices.

Even in high season, there is always something to stay overnight, or I book something online the day before. Easy!


7. OVERVIEW OF LOCAL TRANSPORTATION

It doesn't hurt to do a little research on how to get from A to B in your destination, what it costs, how long it takes to get there, and how to get tickets.

There is also time on site – you will get the best tips from other travellers anyway.


8. INSURANCE AT THE START?

You should take out travel health insurance. Many people worry about their luggage, especially more expensive electronic things like laptops, tablets or cameras.

Most normal luggage insurance only protects for up to 4 weeks, after which you can take out household insurance that is valid for up to 6 months. For longer trips, more extensive research is recommended, as there are some options for digital devices, but most of them are not very cheap.

I have never had luggage insurance myself, not even for a laptop or camera. So far, I have not lost anything, be it out of luck or just experience. Maybe one day it will hit me, quite possible.


9. ALL IMPORTANT TRAVEL DOCUMENTS WITH YOU?

A few things shouldn't be missing, especially your passport and money cards. The rest is almost secondary. As soon as you have two things with you, you can start.

Here is a list of important travel documents that you should take with you, preferably like me in a waterproof document bag:

  • Passport and ID card for security

  • International driving license

  • Diving passes (if available)

  • insurance cards

  • Credit cards and maestro

  • Set up TAN numbers or SMS TAN

  • Print out the flight ticket or make it available on the go

It is also helpful to make backups of the entire document. Here’s more on how to stay organized while travelling.


Conclusion

That is all you need to organize for your trip. Everything else is optional. When you've got through this list, you can be sure that you've thought of everything. Trust me. I don't do it any differently. All steps represent exactly my planning process for my trips and have been tried and tested for years.

Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra

  • Written by Accor


World-renown high-wire walker, Blake Wallenda, from The Flying Wallendas family, made history on 17 February when he completed a skywalk between two Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra hotel towers – 15 storeys up.

 

The skywalk was his most daring act to date ― and a first for Hawaii.

 

There was no tether or net for Wallenda as he travelled between two of the hotel’s buildings on a 60m-long, 1.5cm-wide wire whilst battling wind gushes of up to 50kph.

 

The event was staged to launch The Super American Circus tour in Hawaii, which features Blake Wallenda as one of the headlining performers. 

 

Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra General Manager, Glen Erickson, said the audacious act also marked the beginning of the hotel’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

 

“This year, our hotel celebrates its 50th anniversary and we are very proud to continue our commitment towards supporting family events that showcase world-class performances in our local community,” Mr Erickson said.

 

“We are very excited to bring to life a revitalised sense of adventure and limitless possibilities to the next 50 years of this landmark hotel – a sentiment which is in line with Accor’s new lifestyle loyalty program, ALL – Accor Live Limitless.”

 

Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra provides a beacon of leisure and entertainment to the Kama’aina community and visiting travellers from around the world.

 

Situated in Honolulu, just a short stroll from the inviting waters of the Pacific and beside the world’s largest open-air shopping mall, the landmark hotel boasts more than 1,000 guestrooms, each with free Wi-Fi and either mountain, city or ocean views.

 

A host of dining options exist within the hotel, including a restaurant on the 36th floor and its own nightclub and bar.

 

Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra also offers more than 14,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, up to nine meeting rooms, Wi-Fi and satellite conference facilities, and is just a short stroll to the Hawaiian Convention Center.

 

For more information, visit all.accor.com

How to Prepare for a Road Trip You and Your Kids Can Enjoy

  • Written by News Company



Road trips are a fun way to step back from your day-to-day life, while also enjoying a bit of newness and relaxation. Having said this, when you’re going away with your kids, the situation may look a little different, since there are many variables in the mix and it can get difficult to keep all those balls juggling at the same time. However, there are some secrets to planning a road trip with your young ones and unlocking them may save you a world of trouble. This is why we’ve compiled a list of ideas you can apply in order to make your trip a truly enjoyable experience for every member of the family.

Remember to Pack Snacks

Kids become really fussy when they’re hungry or when they just want to munch on something and they see nothing in sight. In order to prevent unnecessary mood swings, you may want to consider bringing extra snacks with you for everyone to enjoy. Choose something healthy that you can easily store in a coolbox - this will save you money and will bring you the peace of mind you so covet. Make sure to pack light snacks though, especially if you know your kids can be prone to car sickness.

Keep Your Car Neat and Organized

There’s nothing that can ruin a perfectly good mood than a messy environment. The same goes for the inside of your car, which can quickly become chaotic in the presence of kids. Fortunately, there are many car organizers available on the market, giving your kids the opportunity to neatly store all their food, drinks, toys and electronics. There’s plenty of organizers to choose from and you can do so according to your budget and preferred size. It’s a relatively small investment to make from the get-go and you’ll be able to count on your organizer(s) for years to come.

Remember to Make It Safe

As a driver or simply as a parent, your kids’ safety should be your number one concern when it comes to road trips. Regardless of how well-equipped and well-built your car is, it’s recommended that you get car boosters or seats for your kids. Depending on where you plan to travel, you should also look into the area’s laws regarding child seat restraints, so you can avoid hefty fines while traveling to your dream destination. If you are not sure what booster or seat is right for your child, know that it mostly depends on your child’s physical proportions, so a bit of extra research may help you in choosing the best option.

Be Prepared for Small Setbacks

Even though every car already comes prepared with an aid kit, you need to think of your kids too and to remember their needs can differ from those of an adult. Don’t forget to pack bandaids, disinfecting wipes, antihistamines for unforeseen allergies, anti-diarrhea medication, motion sickness and pain medication or even insect bite treatments. Some setbacks can happen while actually on the road, while others may also happen when you’ve reached your destination. Ultimately, it’s best to be prepared, so you can avoid having to make impromptu runs to the chemist.

Provide Your Kids with Entertainment

Unfortunately, kids of all ages can get bored pretty quickly and when that happens, there’s no telling what the road trip may turn into. So, when you plan your road trip, make sure you don’t overlook this important aspect if you want to enjoy the journey. Bring your kids their favorite toys, as well as books, engage in classic road trip games or even electronics, if they’re encouraged in your family. From time to time, you can also join them in the backseat (unless you’re the driver, obviously), so you can maintain a healthy level of engagement. When it’s time for a break, you can let them discover entertainment opportunities on their own, since this helps build character and independence.

Plan a Few Pit Stops

Restlessness can be difficult to manage even for adults, so think about how anxious your kids will get if they stay still for too long. You can help them release this pent-up energy by planning a few pit stops along the way. Instead of stopping in the middle of nowhere, where there is not much to do or see, do some research before commencing your journey and put a pin in those places that have some interesting sights or activities. This will not only help them calm down, but it will also give you a possibility to stretch and relax, all the while enriching your road trip adventure together.

 

With a bit of prior preparation, road trips with your kids can be truly exciting and fun for the entire family. Most importantly, as with many things in life, remember to plan your adventure not only with your needs in mind, but also with those of your little ones. With good planning and foresight of any possible issues that might arise, you are guaranteeing yourself a memorable experience you will all cherish. Safe travels!