How to travel with your Dog

Having a dog in your life is one of the best things that could happen to you. Not without a reason, they are called Man’s best friend. However, there are a lot of things you should consider if you are planning to take your furry friend with you on vacation. This is the ultimate guide to save you and most importantly your beloved pet a lot of trouble.

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Before the trip

Before starting your journey, you should bring your dog to a vet and get him checked out. Traveling can be very exhausting, so it is critical that your buddy is healthy. Since all of the trips will cause your dog stress, you should train your dog long before you are going to take the actual trip. On the one hand, you need to make sure that your dog listens to basic commands. Only a well-trained dog should be taken on a journey. This ensures, that neither of you gets into dangerous situations. On the other hand, if you need to put your dog into a crate, you should get him used to it. Try to associate the crate with nice things, like toys or going into a park for example. Only if your dog is relaxed during the trip, it will enjoy traveling as much as you do!

The perfect destination

You should consider that not all dogs were made for all climates when planning your trip. For example, bringing your Husky to Spain in Summer or your pug to Alaska in Winter might not be the best idea. Dogs are highly adaptable, but trying to get them used to a different country only for a short trip might not be worth. However, there are a lot of helpful gadgets that can help your best friend, if you still want to travel to a country with a different climate. For example, a warm jacket for cooler regions and a cooling vest for warm areas. You should think about getting your dog’s shoes as well if you want to go to a hot and sunny. Yes, shoes! Walking barefoot – or in this case, bare pawed – can quickly feel like walking on hot coal.

On the way

In the following, you will find some important information, regarding the type of transportation that you are going to use.

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Plane

Traveling by plane is the least suitable way of traveling for dogs. Big dogs are usually considered as cargo. The cargo hold doesn’t make the trip a pleasant experience – even for the calmest dogs. This should only be your last option! Apart from that, small dog owners are a bit luckier. Some airlines allow you to bring your pet if it fits under the seat. Checking out the regulations of the airline is a must-to-do!

Train

Going by train is also very advisable. In most countries, dogs are allowed to travel on public transportation. However, you should not miss to check out the regulations in your destination country. They are not allowed to drive in public transportation in Asian countries like Vietnam for example. Some train companies even demand your dog to wear a muzzle in other parts of the world. Even if your doggo is a good boy!

Car

You should definitely consider driving by car if you own one. The chances are high, that your dog is used to it and stays calm while a ride. If not, you can again try to associate it with nice things, such as going to a park by car. Being able to take a break whenever you or your four-pawed companion wants to, is one of its biggest perks. Making sure to follow the necessary safety precautions goes without saying of course.  This includes things like putting your dog in a crate for example.

You would really like to travel by car but you do not own one? Bring your own crate and enjoy the ride with one of our dog-friendly taxis. Book now!

Dog-Friendly Hotels

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Finding a nice and dog-friendly accommodation can be quite challenging. Here is a small list of places you could go to.

Menorca, Spain

Fjords of Norway.

St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, Caribbean

Fort De Soto Dog Beach Park, Saint Petersburg

 Le Touquet beach, France

Top 10 Countries to Visit in 2020

Prepare for immediate readjustment of your bucket lists, because the best places to visit in 2020 have been named by the adventure experts at Lonely Planet’s annual list.

Lonely Planet’s newly released Best In Travel 2020 book names the top 10 countries, top 10 regions, top 10 cities and the best-value destinations for holidays next year.

The best cities have been named Salzburg, Washington DC and Cairo and the best regions the Central Asian Silk Road, Italy’s Le Marche, Japan’s Tōhoku and Maine in America.

Top 10 Countries to Visit in 2020

1- Bhutan

2- England

3- North Macedonia

4- Aruba

5- Eswatini

6- Costa Rica

7- The Netherlands

8- Liberia

9- Morocco

10- Uruguay

Bhutan


The best places to visit in 2020 have been named by Lonely Planet – and it’s Bhutan that’s the No1 country. Located on the Himalayas’ eastern edge, Bhutan is known for its monasteries, fortresses and dramatic landscapes.

England

England has been named as the second-best country to visit in 2020. England as a top holiday destination is likely to be music to the ears of those Britons keen to limit travel times and save money. What may shock readers is that England beat rivals such a Caribbean island Aruba and tropical Costa Rica.

North Macedonia

 


North Macedonia takes third place in the country ranking, with Lonely Planet highlighting the recently launched High Scardus Trail, a 495km (306-mile) trek along the region’s most dramatic peaks, as one of the best attractions.

According to Lonely Planet: “Part Balkan, part Mediterranean and rich in Greek, Roman and Ottoman heritage, North Macedonia has a fascinating past and a complex national identity.”

Aruba

 

 


The country offers dramatic mountains with quiet walking trails, lakes and riding opportunities and scenic national parks.

Aruba, an island and a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in the southern Caribbean Sea, came in fourth place.

In fifth position was eSwatini, also known as Swaziland, a small, landlocked monarchy in southern Africa.

The remaining top ten were: Costa Rica, The Netherlands, Liberia, Morocco, and Uruguay.

THE TOP 10 CITIES, REGIONS AND BEST-VALUE DESTINATIONS FOR 2020


 

Regions

1. Central Asian Silk Road

2. Le Marche, Italy

3. Tōhoku, Japan

4. Maine, USA

5. Lord Howe Island, Australia

6. Guizhou Province, China

7. Cadiz Province, Spain

8. Northeast Argentina

9. Kvarner Gulf, Croatia

10. Brazilian Amazon

 


Cities

1. Salzburg, Austria

2. Washington, DC, USA

3. Cairo, Egypt

4. Galway, Ireland

5. Bonn, Germany

6. La Paz, Bolivia

7. Kochi, India

8. Vancouver, Canada

9. Dubai, UAE

10. Denver, USA

 


Best value

1. East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia

2. Budapest, Hungary

3. Madhya Pradesh, India

4. Buffalo, USA

5. Azerbaijan

6. Serbia

7. Tunisia

8. Cape Winelands, South Africa

9. Athens, Greece

10. Zanzibar, Tanzania

Here’s Everything You Need to Travel the World

Figuring out what you need for your next trip can be challenging, especially because a single trip can have hundreds of unique scenarios to plan for. Planning gets even more complex when you are on a tight budget, or when you are traveling with a young family. The factors that you need to keep in mind increase exponentially in the two scenarios.

But with that being said, we are here to help you plan a safe, convenient, and pocket-friendly trip to the world regardless of the situation you are in. Planning for everything may not be possible, but our guide will help you account for the most important things and scenarios. These include:

Traveling documents


To avoid landing in trouble, you have to abide by the immigration, tourism, and foreign policies of the country to which you are intending to visit. Ensure that you inquire from the country’s embassy website or offices about all the necessary documents to prepare. Understand the travel visa requirements that your destination country demands from you before making any further preparations.

It is worth noting that some countries require tourists to have passports that have at least six months of validity, starting from the date of arrival. It is, therefore, important that you have your passport renewed if it is nearing expiry. In some cases, countries will allow citizens of specific nations to tour using a free visa or if not the case, visitors should apply for a visa before traveling. For example, Americans and Canadians visiting London require minimal legal formalities.

Note:

  • When traveling with kids, you probably will need to hire a car as public transport in many countries is pathetic and unreliable. For that, you will need an International Driver License.
  • Don’t forget to make copies of your important travel documents just in case you lose any of them.

Travel Insurance


Travel insurance is essential when touring a foreign land- Some countries actually require tourists to produce proof of their travel insurance at the port of entry.

Why do you need to be insured? Well, because you are more vulnerable abroad than you are at home. If something unpleasant happens to you, say, you are attacked by thugs, your insurance provider will cover your medical expenses. If you lose your luggage, on the other hand, the provider covers the resulting expenses.

Money, of course!


You will need a sizeable amount of money to travel, even when backpacking. You don’t want to sleep on the streets of a foreign country; neither do you want to beg for food. If you intend to live luxuriously abroad, the more the money you’ll need. And even when traveling on a budget, you need to occasionally stop by an upscale tourist restaurant to grab a quality, delicious bite. If you are planning to visit London, for example, in order to save up money, you can take a London free walking tour, to help you see all the attractions, and get an optimal experience.

Also note that in some countries, tourists are required to produce proof that they have enough funds to finance their stay. Credit card receipts and bank statements are some of the documents you can carry as proof. And speaking of credit card companies, ensure that your company is reliable and does not charge crazy transaction fees when used overseas.

Vaccination


You will be asked to get a simple vaccine before being admitted to most countries, but you should make a point of getting one even when not required to. Your health is important, and more so when in a foreign state. The last thing you want is to contract a disease that will confine you to your bed the entire trip, or that will have lifetime consequences.

The World Health Organization recommends that every traveler be vaccinated against yellow fever, for example, before embarking on trips abroad. And because you’ll be rubbing shoulders with locals and other tourists when on a free walking tour- those are the best if you want to get the most out of your trip- it is wise to be protected from as many airborne diseases as possible.

Note: In case you are under medication, don’t forget to carry the drugs and supplements you need.

A packing list


From about 6 months prior to your trip, make an effort of making a list of the things you’ll need for your trip. Travelers forget to pack important stuff all the time just because they refused to write them down.

A freelance job


Making money while abroad will give you more traveling, eating, and accommodation options. If you are experienced in content writing, video production, transcription, business intelligence analyst, programming, web designing, and other disciplines that require freelance experts, by all means, find a freelance job.

Lirika Hart is a young ambitious girl who has been researching self-development for the past three years and is now focusing on her career. Her mission is to inspire others to live their dreams and be the person to whom they say; “Because of you, I never gave up.”

Best Destination For Bachelorette Parties

Are you looking for an ideal destination to enjoy your last day out as a single lady? You’re lucky. There are many amazing great places throughout the world that can help you turn your dream bachelorette party into a reality.

So whether your perfect retreat is a great time in the sun or adventure-packed weekend, there’s definitely an ideal bachelorette destination for you and your close friends. Read on to discover 7 best bachelorette getaways for all tastes and budgets.

 

Charleston, South Carolina

Apart from hitting the beach, you have a lot of amazing things to do in Charleston. You can walk to Kiawah Island situated a driving distance of 40 minutes outside of Charleston for picturesque bike rides and fun-filled group activities, ranging from tasting different brands of wine at FortyEight to candle-making activities at Palmetto Scent Studio. If you have history fans in your squad, a visit to the Fall Tours of Home, History, and Architecture would be a wise idea. Here, you’ll enjoy a lovely guided tour through preserved houses and buildings that have significant historical relevance.

The Surf Club, Miami

Miami is a popular bachelorette destination due to the many beach hotels and clubs found there. But if you don’t feel like hitting the beach, Four Seasons Surf Club slightly farther north of Miami would be a great getaway. With more than 80 years of sensational history, this private club was enlarged and upgraded to a royal hotel on the shoreline of Florida. Florida is another great destination with plenty of bachelorette party options and many options for accommodation. You will find out that there are many vacation rentals, that are accessible and perfect for your party.

Las Vegas, Nevada

No destination knows how to handle bachelorettes than Vegas. With a large group of ladies, you can easily secure free entrance into most of the hottest nightclubs in the sin city. For thrill chasers, get some adrenaline rush as you prepare to take an 829-feet dive off the Stratosphere Hotel. Las Vegas boasts endless dining options. You can enjoy a sumptuous Italian meal at Rao’s, sushi at Nobu, or visit Frankie’s Tiki Room for cocktails. Another thing Las Vegas is known for is short-term rental homes. There are many vacation rentals in this city to suit your needs.

Collective Retreats, Vail

Do you want to spend your weekend in the wilderness exploring nature? If yes, you can never go wrong with Vail’s Collective Retreats. This hideaway provides an exciting glamping experience thanks to the 1000 acres of ranchland that surrounds it. Enjoy horseback riding, zip-lining, whitewater rafting, or just chill out and engage in wine tasting. This retreat has a lot to offer when it comes to bachelorette parties, so keep it at the top of your potential getaways list.

Austin, Texas

Austin is another great destination for bachelorette parties thanks to its warm weather throughout the year, a big foodie landscape, and first-class nightlife. Visit Rainey street at night to explore different bars and eateries – most renovated from old homes. If you’re looking for an envy-inspiring Instagram moment with your girls, head to Castle Hill’s Graffiti Park.

Mexico’s Cabo San Lucas

 

Are you looking for a place where you can enjoy strong margaritas, lip-smacking meals, and a wild nightlife?  Look no further than Cabo San Lucas in Mexico. It is pocket-friendly for you and your best girls, particularly if you’re traveling from West Coast – a direct flight to Cabo is just a few hours. Vacation rentals and majestic hotels in this Mexican city are reasonably priced. Hit the beach during the day, enjoy nice cuisine at lovely Mexican restaurants at night, and then dance with your girls all night at El Squid Roe.

Palm Springs, California

 

If you want a bachelorette party characterized by quality time in the pool, delicious meals, and bar hopping, then Palm Springs, California would be the right option for you. The year-round warm weather makes this locale a fantastic retreat. If your group loves exploring nature, you can head to Joshua Tree National Park for a day-trip.

Choosing the right destination for your bachelorette party goes a long way to make your final day out as a single girl unforgettable. There are tons of bachelorette party options out there waiting for you. With some research and key attention to details, you can identify a great destination that suits your personal style and budget. This guide has already discussed 7 best bachelorette party destinations to help you get started.

Lirika Hart is a young ambitious girl who has been researching self-development for the past three years and is now focusing on her career. Her mission is to inspire others to live their dreams and be the person to whom they say; “Because of you, I never gave up.”

7 Cool Things to See and Do in Budapest

If you’re looking for cool things to see and do in Budapest, you’ve come to the right place. A city is known for its architecture, youth culture, and history, Budapest has plenty to do, both on and off the beaten path. If you want to experience a little of everything this European city has to offer, here are 7 cool things that should definitely make it onto your itinerary.

The Ruin Bars

Housed in abandoned buildings, Ruin Bars are the center of nightlife in Budapest. From massive clubs to quirky hipster hangouts, these ‘underground’ watering holes are worth a visit. Check out some of the popular spots like Szimpla Kert, a factory turned multi-level dance club and Instant, a former apartment building that’s now the largest ruin bar in the city. You’ll find art, grunge, electronic dance music, and plenty of interesting people to mingle with.

Underground Caves

Who would have thought?! There’s actually a system of caves beneath Budapest and if you’re not scared of tight spaces, you can visit them. You’ll need to wear a miner’s suit and helmet to protect yourself as you inch your way through the caverns. This experience is intense so expect to crawl through extremely tight spaces.

Veli Bej

Budapest is known for its thermal baths and while you can find them all over the city, you may be met with crowds. Veli Bej dates back to the 16th century and is definitely off-the-beaten-path when it comes to the tourist trail. It’s a favorite for locals who don’t want to deal with the crowds. And, it has all of the amenities and atmosphere as the big names.

Buda Castle

What could be cooler than a real-life castle? This World UNESCO Heritage Sitewas built starting in the 13th century and is a centrepiece of Budapest. You can’t ignore it, and you’ll definitely want to take photos of it. It’s a combination of Baroque and medieval design and now houses the Hungarian National Gallery, one of the city’s top art museums.

Great Market Hall

If you’re a self-proclaimed foodie (or you just love to eat) this is the place you need to visit. It’s three floors of stalls selling fresh produce, meats, cheeses, and locally made goods. Shop for fresh fish, spices, meat, wine, and crafts. You can even eat traditional, Hungarian dishes in between shopping.

Take a Cruise on the Danube River

 

The Danube River is a focal point in Budapest. While it’s nice to take a stroll along the water, it’s even better to hop on a boat and explore it more closely. There are plenty of options to book a river tour, most of which offer dinner and drinks on board.

Walk Across The Chain Bridge

This famous bridgeis a must-see while in Budapest. Make sure to walk across and check out the view while snapping some scenic photos. It dates back to the early 1800s when it was built to connect both sides of the city. It’s now considered a national symbol of pride so don’t miss it.

There’s a ton to see and do whilst visiting Budapest, so give yourself plenty of time to explore this great city.

6 Delicious Places to Eat in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a melting pot of people and cultures, which lends itself to an incredible food scene. There’s a lot to keep you busy in this city but trying different restaurants and street food stalls should be at the top of your list. Wondering where the best places to eat are in Hong Kong? Here are our six favorite places.

Yardbird

It’s hard to find a list of the best Hong Kong restaurants without a recommendation for Yardbird. It was first opened by well-known restaurateurs, Matt Abergel (a Masa alum) and Lindsay Jang, and is one of the city’s most popular eateries. They focus on Yakatori, offering very specific parts of the chicken to diners. Expect skewers of gizzards, hearts, livers, thighs, and more. They don’t take reservations so expect to wait in line.

Islam Food

 

Hong Kong has a significant Muslim population, making the offerings at Islam Food both authentic and delicious. Their veal goulash pockets are a staple, as are their beef brisket noodles and lamb curry noodles. It’s a simple eatery that has a straightforward menu and cheap prices.

Peking Garden Restaurant

This restaurant has been a staple in Hong Kong for years. It’s a favorite for families who come to spend time together over one of the famous beggar’s chicken. You’ll be treated to noodles that are pulled table-side as well as other traditional dishes. Sure, the decor has a bit of an 80s vibe, and there will probably be lots of patrons in suits, but don’t let this fool you. People from all over Hong Kong have been dining here since the 70s since the food is delicious and the price is right. Make sure to try the Peking Duck as well as the onion cakes, and don’t forget to enjoy the view of Victoria Harbor while you dine.

Chilli Fagara

 

If you love Sichuan Chinese food (which is very spicy but incredibly delicious) you’ll want to visit Chilli Fagara. They opened in 2005 and have been said to offer the best Sichuan food in Hong Kong. Their authentic recipes have been passed down for generations, earning them awards and Michelin Stars. Make sure to try their map PO tofu, emperor’s chilli prawns, and the chicken with caramelized garlic and ginger.

8 ½ Otto e Mezzo Bombana

 

If you’re looking for the best Italian cuisine in Hong Kong, this is your place. It’s headed by the famous chef, Umberto Bombana and offers a fine dining experience to guests. The restaurant is beautifully designed, featuring artistic details and exuding luxury. Make sure to try the lobster and mozzarella salad, braised veal cheek with barley risotto, and the pear tart. The prices here are high but so is the quality so make sure to visit for a special occasion.

The Chairman

This restaurant has been dubbed one of the best in all of Asia. It serves up classic Cantonese eats with a retro feel. The look and the atmosphere is a play on how restaurants in Hong Kong looked in the 1940s. Some of their top dishes include the pan-fried minced pork cakes and salted fish, layered bean curd with Chinese mushroom, braised spare ribs and the pigeon with Longjing tea. The portions are slightly smaller than you’d typically get elsewhere but the atmosphere and flavor make it worth it.

If you’re visiting Hong Kong and looking for a fantastic meal, make sure to visit one (or more) of these delicious restaurants.

Our 5 Favorite Beaches in Cancun

Cancun is known for its beaches and if you’re looking for the best, most beautiful, and most relaxing spots, we’re here to help. We have rounded up five Cancun beaches that are sure to impress no matter what you’re looking for. Here are five beaches you should definitely add to your itinerary.

Playa Delfines

This public beach is filled with locals, food and drink vendors, and a peaceful atmosphere. It’s not as crowded as some of the hotel beaches so you can lay and relax while listening to the waves crash. In fact, this beach is known for its large waves so it may not be the best choice if you want to swim. This is a great place to surf and also to catch sightings of the dolphins that frequently swim by. If you want an up-close experience, hop on a chartered boat tour to see the dolphins out in the water. The beauty of the beach makes it worth a visit and the famous Cancun sign is here so you can snap a selfie!

Playa Chac Mool

If you get bored just laying on the beach, this is the spot for you. Not only is it absolutely stunning, but it’s a great place to swim or do some water sports. There are rentals for equipment right on the beach so you won’t have to go far to have fun. Try out the paddle boarding options or check out the surf school and grab yourself a lesson. If all of those watersports worked up your appetite, head across the street for a selection of restaurants and bars.

Playa Tortugas

This is one of the most popular beaches in Cancun as it has a direct ferry to its shores. While it can become crowded, the lively scene is part of the fun. This beach really has it all so expect to sunbathe, swim, shop, and dine. It’s the perfect spot to go as a group and is a great place to mix and mingle with other travellers.

Playa Caracol

This popular beach is centrally located so you’ll find it bustling with tourists and locals. The water is calm so it’s ideal for swimming as well as snorkelling. Take some time to soak up the sun on the white sand beach or cool off in the crystal-clear water. It’s picture perfect and looks like the beach you’d see on a Cancun postcard.

 

Playa Coral

If you love dogs, come to this beach! It’s the most dog-friendly beach in Cancun so you’ll be sure to see some cute, furry friends. The natural scenery here is quite charming with rustling palm trees and lush meadows. Playa Coral is a bit minimalistic which may be a nice break from the more touristy beaches in Cancun.

If you’re travelling to Cancun you’ll want to spend plenty of time on the beaches. While there are a ton to choose from this list should give you a starting point for finding the best of the best.

6 Incredible Places To Eat Steak In Buenos Aires

Eating a great steak is kind of a tradition in Buenos Aires. Whether you’re looking for an off-the-beaten path eatery or a fine dining establishment, Buenos Aires has something for you. They take their steak seriously in this city, so you’ll be sure to find some of the most mouthwatering options you’ve ever seen. If you’re visiting Buenos Aires and want to eat steak, here are six incredible places you must visit.

 

Los Talas del Entrerriano

 

If you want a no-frills, authentic steak-eating experience, this is the place for you. Visitors can see the staff charing beef and pork over grills and iron cross pits, which creates an atmosphere perfect for foodies. Share a giant wooden plank of juicy meat with your friends and family in this communal space. The menu highlights include blood sausage, beef, pork, and lamb. They don’t focus as much on the drinks so you can wash it down with some cheap (but still delicious) red wine.

La Brigada

This colourful, eclectic space is great for families and tourists looking to have fun. It’s three floors of authentic Buenos Aires dining and is a long-time favourite for locals. Don’t let the long line deter you as the food is worth the wait. Menu highlights include the beef sweetbread, fillet, and baby beef. They have a well-stocked wine cellar too so you won’t have a problem something delicious to pair with your meal.

El Secretito

Meet with the locals in this no-frills, very authentic steak house. There’s not much atmosphere as the staff focuses on the meat instead. You may find specially written on paper plates, and the wine selection is minimum, which is all part of the authentic experience. What they lack in decorations and wine, they make up for in the quality and taste of the meat. The menu highlights include the skirt steak, bife de chorizo, the Provencal fries, and flan for dessert. You can’t beat the prices either!

Don Julio

 

This restaurant is an institution in Buenos Aires. It’s known for its striped awning and walls of signed wine bottles from satisfied diners of the past. What should you order? The highlights on the menu include the rib-eye, skirt, and grass-fed short ribs. The master chef will cook the steak right in front of you so that you can see the art that goes into this classic, Buenos Aires experience. The owner of Don Julio is also a sommelier so you can expect a well-rounded wine list to choose from.

 

 La Carnicería

This place is a top choice for foodies, hipsters, and friends who like to have fun while they dine. The menu offers a cut of the day which will be either smoked or grilled. Regardless of which option you choose, some of the highlights include the lamb and boar. The wine list offers boutique labels and the dessert menu features roasted milk treats which are a delicious way to end the hearty meal.

Le Grill

Eating here is a luxury as the price tags can get high. The restaurant uses meat from its very own ranch and was the first in the city to use dry-aged cuts. Try the dry-aged meat tasting menu which includes a 45 and 100-day dry-aged cut. The wine and cocktail lists are strong, so get ready to drink.

If you’re visiting Buenos Aires, having a steak-centred dining experience is a must. No matter which one of these places you choose, you can’t go wrong.

Amsterdam Gay Pride Parade 2019

Every year in early August, Amsterdam celebrates equality between heterosexual, gay, lesbian and transgender people. The Canal Parade is undoubtedly the most famous event of the Amsterdam Gay Pride Parade.

Canal Parade

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The most famous event at the Gay Pride Parade is the Canal Parade: a series of fancy-decorated boats parade across the Prinsengracht canal and part of the Amstel River. The parade takes place on the first Saturday of August and attracts numerous visitors each year. Thousands of people stand on the banks of the canals to watch the parade and celebrate equal rights for everyone. Thus, the Netherlands shows that it welcomes and accepts people from all sexual orientations, including gay, lesbian and transgender people. Tip: If you want to watch the parade, come early to find a good spot by the canal and get a good view.

Eat and drink may bring

Amsterdam has been five years in a row, the highest trade prices from the country, which is 16 percent higher than the national average. So it is very advantageous to bring your own drinks to the street parties. For boaters is otherwise forbidden to drink alcohol.

During the street parties, the queues for the toilets can sometimes increase significantly. The organization says as much as possible to create toilet facilities but says they do not always succeed. Still, you’d better stand here in line. The police maintained during Pride additional urinating on which a fine of 140 euros is on, says nu.nl

Other attractions in Amsterdam

Are you going to Amsterdam for the Gay Pride Parade and want to get to know the city better? Why not visit A’DAM Lookout, which offers spectacular views of Amsterdam 100 meters up? Want to shop? Shopping in Amsterdam is a great experience. Amsterdam’s numerous museums add a cultural touch to your stay.

Accommodations in Amsterdam

To make the most of Gay Pride Parade parties and events, we recommend booking your accommodation in Amsterdam in advance. Most events take place in the canal area, so a hotel in central Amsterdam is always a good choice.

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Stay in an African Safari Lodge At Least Once in Your Life

 People are always searching for a unique travel experience to top all others. With its glowing, red sunsets and diverse wildlife, Africa is quickly becoming the hotspot travelers desire. Over 30 millon yearly visitors will agree it offers a vacation unlike any other, but how do they make the most of it when they visit? The best-kept secret is African safari lodges. There is no better way to experience this beautiful country than by staying in one of these, and here’s why.  

 

It’s authentic

 

Everyone wants a touch of luxury on vacation, but it’s easy to sacrifice authenticity in the way of it. This is certainly not the case when you stay in an African safari lodge. With rustic décor, home-cooked meals and friendly local staff, you’ll get a true taste of Africa when you visit. Most of these lodgings look directly out onto nature reserves, so you’re never far from the action. Luckily, there are also some more luxurious options available to travelers that offer the best of both worlds.

 

Safaris can be cheap

 

Unfortunately, there has been a huge misconception in recent years about the cost of African safari lodges. While many can cost a lot of money to visit, recent developments mean that everyone can enjoy the wonders of the African wilderness. Much like with tropical all-inclusive resorts, you can get more bang for your buck by searching for all-inclusive packages before you depart.

 

Peace and quiet

 

If there is one feature safaris have perfected, it’s their reputation as a peaceful retreat. Far from large cities and work, you can truly escape the worries of daily life when on safari. It’s a vibe that people come from all over the world to see. With only the sounds of nature singing you to sleep, don’t resist the temptation to come back again next year.

 

An immersive experience

 

It is one thing to watch safari on your television, and another entirely to experience it in person. There is no other getaway as immersive as an African safari. Daily tours take you into the heart of the wilderness, and the lodges enjoy prime location within nature reserves. Though you might not be able to touch some of the animals, you can get an intimate snapshot of how they live in the wild. This is not something the everyday traveler can say.

 

The Big Five

 

Wildlife enthusiast or not, there is nothing more magical than seeing the famous Big Five on an African Safari. This prestigious group is made up of the lion; the African leopard; the rhinoceros; the African bush elephant, and the African buffalo. Sightings of these animals aren’t rare when you pick the right safari tour to go on, and you’ll no doubt be in awe of their presence. You might also catch sight of the iconic wildebeest migration, which occurs on the Serengeti plains from July to August each year.

 

The night sky

 

Being immersed in the wilderness means one exceptional thing: a stunning night sky view. Without the light pollution of big cities, safari-goers often speak of the unrivaled constellations they see. In some cases, you’ll see whole galaxies light up the sky, in colors of yellow, blue and violet. These can be spotted when you’re out on night safari, or from the comfort of your own African safari lodge.

 

Excellent photographs

 

It doesn’t matter if you’re a professional photographer or a keen tourist, you’ll want to capture every moment you see here on camera. There is every chance to catch some safari picture to commemorate your experience with, and professional photographers will also jump on the chance to set up a night-time shoot. This is a place where golden hour come to life, so keep your camera on hand from then until sunset.

Conservation support

 

Africa is full of endangered species, which have nearly been wiped out by poachers and climate change. Animal lovers do all they can to prevent this from happening, and you can, too. Depending on which African safari lodge you visit, you could be doing worlds of good for conservation efforts. The money you spend goes directly into a sustainable system formed by local wildlife conservationists. Who knew safari trips could be so wholesome?

 

It’s educational

 

Everyone knows that travel is educational, but African safari lodges take this to a whole new level. Aside from learning about conservation efforts, you can learn all about the diverse ecosystems that exist across Africa. When you go out on safari, your guide will strive to tell you about these incredible creatures. Make the most of this experience by asking all the questions you can. You never know which fascinating facts you’ll come home with.

 

Lifelong friends

 

Avid safari-goers will say that African safaris are as much about the people you meet than the animals. This couldn’t be truer. In your lodge, you’ll meet people from all over the world, who are united in their love of wildlife and adventurous spirit. Don’t be surprised when you find yourself swapping tales with your fellow travelers, and keeping in touch with them for life. Who knows, you might even plan a trip to return together in the future.