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Top Holiday Destinations

I am badly in need of a proper holiday. It has been a busy year so far, and a nice mini break is already needed. I have a few holiday destinations in mind, and I need to get planning. I am hoping to visit 3 countries this year as I did last year. Last year, I visited Italy in January, and Dubai and Oman in summer. I am not 100% sure of which countries I want to visit this year, but I am hoping they will be as much as fun as my holidays were last year.

 

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Here are 3 holiday destinations I have in mind –

 

Iceland

I never really wanted to visit Iceland until some years ago. It has become a very popular holiday destination, and I now badly want to visit it. I would love to go ice-climbing in Iceland one day. I took some ski lessons last year with the family last year, and planning on having some more ski lessons this year. I have heard a lot of good things about ski lessons les menuires, so will be checking the snow school out later in the year.

Learning to ski professionally has always been a dream of mine. I hope it becomes a reality one day.

 

New York

I have never been to New York – The Big Apple before, but I plan to visit really soon. I have heard a lot about this amazing city, and I can’t wait to see it all for myself. It also sounds like a lovely winter destination. Especially if you are after the cold temperature, as I hear it gets really cold in the Big Apple. Even colder than in London.

New York is definitely a romantic winter destination for love birds, and a great all year travel destination too!

 

Los Angeles

Visiting this Southern California city is high on my travel list. Escaping to sunny Los Angeles would be an amazing idea right now as it is painfully cold in Cheshire.

I have always wanted to visit Los Angeles, thanks to the many reality tv shows filmed in the city. God knows I have seen loads. It would be great to visit the Disneyland park over there and experience the Hollywood city. There is a lot to see in this city and I am seriously looking forward to the day we would make a trip down.

It is quite a distance, so not sure this trip will be happening anytime soon with the kids. Maybe when they are a little older.

 

What travel destinations do you have in mind for 2018?

 

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5 Ways to Travel Without Looking Like a Tourist

I love travelling and I had the opportunity to visit several counties. Whenever I am abroad, I like observing my surroundings and soaking in the culture.

 

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Soaking in the culture as tourist is all good as long as you remember to play it safe. I usually do a lot of research before I visit any country. Thanks to websites like TripAdvisor and Expedia, it is so easy to find out all the information you need before you travel.

I like having fun on holidays but I don’t like standing out as tourist, because it tends to attract the bad apples. Here are some ways I travel without looking like a tourist.

 

Relax

This little trick may sound like a surprise to you but this helped me a lot. When you land in a new country or destination you’re likely to feel uncomfortable, restless or even overly excited. All that can give you away.

Someone who is familiar with the terrain hardly get over excited, restless or uncomfortable. They are usually relaxed and even indifferent to their surroundings.

I don’t advice you to feign indifference or you’ll miss out on all the beauty the country has to offer. I do, however, advice you to take a more relaxed approach as you soak in the best of your environment.

 

 

 

 

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Blend with the locals

On one of my travels, I loved the way some of the tourists bought the cultural clothes of the country and wore them throughout the tour. It was their way of blending in with the locals.

When you make an attempt to blend in by showing your appreciation of their culture by wearing their local attire or eating with them or taking part in some of their cultural activities, you are likely to be more accepted in their fold and treated as one of them.

 

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Take public transportation

Tourists usually take the bus tour and that makes everyone around them know that they are tourists. Aside from that, you miss out on seeing the country or destination for what it is.

If you have a good opportunity to hop on a train or bus while on holiday, grab it.

 

Take a route different 

Every local knows the exact spots where tourists hang around. If you want to travel without looking like a tourist then you should avoid these places. Don’t follow the usual tourist routes. Be adventurous and see the places that are hardly visited by tourists.

 

 

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Ease up on the photography

One of the characteristics of tourists is that they always have a camera in their hands ready or around their necks. There is nothing wrong with taking pictures. I make sure I take loads of pictures whenever I am on holiday.But if you don’t want to be look like a tourist then you need to ease up on the photography. Instead, enjoy the scenery and soak in the beauty of the environment.

 

Do you like looking like a tourist when you away on holiday or do you prefer blending in?

 

A Summer Holiday Wishlist

I will be jetting off on holiday very soon, and I am super excited. I need a mid year break and this holiday is happening at the perfect time because I am so worn out. I have started to plan my summer holiday wardrobe. I have a few gaps in my summer wardrobe to fill, so I been busy doing some urgent online shopping. I still have my eye on a few pieces and accessories I am yet to get, and I am hoping a miraculous money tree appears so I can sort out all my summer wardrobe needs.

Here are some of the pieces and accessories I currently have my eye on –

 

Ted Baker Esselle Tropical Oasis Dress, Mid Red

 

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I am so in love with this Ted Baker dress. I love the beautiful design and colours. The trendy ‘tropical oasis’ floral detail is such a beauty. It is great for the summer season and it would be a stylish piece to take away on holiday. Do you agree?

 

Ralph Lauren Square Sunglasses

 

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A good pair of sunglasses is always needed in the summer, especially on holiday. I wear contact lenses most times, so I can’t leave the house without a pair in my handbag. This black Ralph Lauren sunglasses is a such beauty, I like the shape of it.  I have nothing like this in my sunglasses collection. I am seriously lusting after this pair and hoping Santa comes early! What do you think of it?

 

KG Maisy Sandals

 

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This Kurt Geiger Maisy sandals is a stunning pair to rock this summer. I love the cut-outs and lace-up fastenings. I think it is a summer must-have, and I would love to take this on holiday with me.

 

Kurt Geiger Red Saffiano Abbey Cross Body 

 

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I love the sophisticated and timeless look of this red Kurt Geiger Saffiano Abbey Cross Body bag. It is a fab accessory.

 

What do you think of these items? Please sound off in the comments section below. Have a great weekend.

 

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