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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?

 

Why You Should Go On a Summer Holiday

If you have been reading Fashion and Style Police for a while now, you would know how much I love travelling. And how I find the time to travel every year, especially during summer. I find it the most enlightening, refreshing and educative activity that anyone could ever engage in.  Many people I know have never left the town they were born in, and I find that shocking. These people have never travelled all their lives for various reasons. But many of them do feel like traveling is a waste of time and money. They don’t know what they are missing. So this why you should go on a summer holiday post should open their eyes to why they need a good break every now and again.

 

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For those who have not done much travelling, I want to challenge you today to take a trip. You don’t necessarily have to travel far away before you can experience the benefits of travel. Going to a neighbouring town is just as good as flying to a country on the other side of the world.

If you think that going on holiday is a waste of time and money, then you’re absolutely wrong! I can assure you that ever since I started travelling, I have been more open-minded and more appreciative of people and their various cultures. It’s really exciting! The adrenaline rush I get before and during a holiday is second to no other.

 

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If you’re still a little skeptical, then here are some reasons why you should book a holiday.

 

To learn about different cultures

There’s nothing like experiencing first hand another country’s culture. Let’s face it, when you the country you live is all you have ever known then it becomes tempting to believe that where you live is all there is. There is a world out there with people of diverse cultures. It gives you an opportunity to know how other people live their lives and what their values are.

When you go on holiday you get the chance to be completely immersed in the lifestyle of a different culture than your own. You tend to develop this deep respect for diversity.

 

Going on a summer holiday gives you the opportunity to take time off to relax

As educative as going on holiday is, one of the key reasons why people go on holiday is to relax from a whole year of work and stress. Sitting on the sandy beach, going on a hike through nature or going sightseeing is a nice way to unwind and take your mind off work. It’s exhilarating and at the end of your holiday to end up feeling refreshed, and ready to take on the world.

 

 

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To open you up to new perspectives

This is by far, the most fruitful part of going on holiday. Going on holiday makes you open-minded. When you are on holiday, you get the chance to see, live and experience things that are totally different from what you are used to. This challenges you to think wide and to open you to new possibilities.

Any time I go on holiday, I find myself filled with bursts of inspiration. My creativity levels are high and I feel more energized.

 

Summer Holiday present the best opportunity to spend quality time with your family

If you have ever been looking for the right time to spend quality time with your family, then going on holiday is the best option. When you are on holiday, you are far away from anything that will keep you away from your family. That is a wonderful time to bond with your family, and have some fun.

 

Where are you off to this summer?

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