Who says luxury accommodation is only for wealthy? If you are like me, you try to travel on budget whenever possible :-) However there is a way to combine both with some useful tips and enjoy the spacious rooms, fine bed linen and willing staff that luxury hotels provide! Especially for female solo travellers it guarantees safety and cleanliness.
(Guest post) Oahu boasts as a highly preferred travel destination for women. This is due to the many fun and interesting activities that Oahu offers for women of any age. Oahu is located in Hawaii. The languages spoken are English, Hawaiian and Tagalog. The reasons as to why Oahu is the perfect place for women to visit include but are not limited to:
Similar to Turkish Cappadocia or British Kinver Edge, Slovakia has its own rock dwellings in small village Brhlovce.
Except for museum, there are still many rock dwellings inhabitated. But make no mistake - though living in rock or cave sounds primitive, people living here have everything they need - TV and water, small garden on roofs and moreover - lower electricity bills! Rock provides great climate - stable temperature (17-20 C degrees) and stable humidity ( 80-90%).
The area has so much to offer - historic city of Levice, thermal spa in Dudince or UNESCO city Banska Stiavnica close by.
So what cought my eye in Brhlovce?
Iceland - tiny Nordic island off Europe has it all - beautiful nature, friendly people, cool government and great life conditions (ranked #13 most developed country). It's also one of the perfect places for travelers - offering everything from spa, adventures, natural sceneries to history and culture. There are gazillion reasons why to visit. Just watch and get inspired ;-)
I love Quora - the social knowledge network of people with different experience from all over the world, willing to spend their time to share their expertise and answer strangers' questions.
Lately I came across useful answer to question "What don't we know about hotel rooms and should?" by Michael Forrest Jones of Beechmont Hotels Corporation.
If you want to know how to find bed bugs, whether your hotel room has peephole camera and what are big towels in bathrooms for, read on!
You arrived to your dream destination and can't wait to go shopping to local market. When you arrive there, you find yourself surrounded by very nice but persistent salesmen. You buy something from the first one, because - you are nice foreigner with better luck in life than those people and well, frankly, you need to bring some souvenirs back home anyway, right? However, after few days you end up broke, with full luggage of stuff you will never need and you feel like you were tricked. You have mixed feelings and don't know what really happened. The truth is - it's mostly your own fault.
Loch Ness and it's famous Nessie is one of those mystery places you have been hearing about since childhood and it definitely can't be skipped when visiting Scotland. Since you won't be able to see any real monster (ok, except of some weird monster-looking tourists), you should think about your schedule and what you want to do in advance. I recommend adventurous horse riding (Scottish horses are really crazy and almost got me killed) around Urquhart Castle, getting drunk - eh, I mean tasting local whisky and having lots of funny conversation with the locals (when you won't be able to understand their accent - especially when you are drunk from that delicious whisky :-)
Edinburgh - the capital of Scotland is a must see on your trip in United Kingdom. The perfect itinerary in Edinburgh offers mostly history and culture. I love this city for it's royal feel, friendly people and ocean breeze.
Scotland differs from the rest of UK mostly by it's hilly surface. This is the place were golf was invented, where Dolly the sheep was cloned and where penicillin was discovered.
There was big buzz in media recently following the murder of American female solo traveler in Istanbul, Turkey. While some media and people had stupid comments about traveling solo and "asking for it", some even suggested her choice of destination - muslim country - was to blame. Jodi of Legal Nomads wrote a geat post about this issue.
I don't want to pretend traveling is always safe. Things do happen. Women are targeted everywhere around the world. You can minimize damage by preventing it, following some rules of safe travel and common sense.
I wasn't always so lucky and things happened to me. But this didn't stop me from fulfilling my dreams and seeing the world, which has both sides - bad and good. So I want to share stories of my bad experiences when traveling and how could I have avoided some of them.
Do you check a hotel review before going on vacation? Do you trust it? Do you get all excited when you read what a great view will you have from your room? There are several reasons why you shouldn't believe reviews just like that and learn to read between the lines so you don't get fooled!