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Planning a group holiday often involves a lot of work. Juggling deposits, making sure everyone is happy with your choices and finally getting everyone to the airport on time. But once you arrive at your chosen destination accompanied by your closest friends, it all seem worth it. Follow these tips and you’re sure to have the holiday of a lifetime.
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Choose group-friendly accommodation
Don’t rely on package deals or hotel buffets! Craft your own holiday by booking a villa and deciding how you want to spend your break. Whether you want to eat out at a restaurant or cook up a storm in your holiday villa, you’ll have full control over the activities you take part in while you’re away. Plus, staying in a villa means that you and your friends can take part in different activities without worrying about not spending time together. Spend the day doing your own thing and meet everyone back at the villa in the evening – problem solved.
Pick your perfect destination
When you’re going away with friends, your destination has to cater to a lot of needs. Your friends might like partying all night or scuba diving or they might all have completely different interests! How can you pick a destination to suit them all? Simple! Pick a hot, sunny destination with plentiful beaches and a whole bunch of extra activities to take part in and you’re sure to tick all the boxes. Lanzarote is a perfect example of an ideal group holiday destination. With lots of accommodation choices, plenty of group activities to choose from and even more sunshine to enjoy, Lanzarote is certainly a winner.
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Discover group activities in Lanzarote
As Lanzarote is a beach destination, the water activities on offer on the island are second to none. Choose between scuba diving, kayaking, wind surfing and more! For confident sailors, there’s the opportunity to rent a yacht for a few hours or a full day. Prefer something that doesn’t involve getting wet? You could take a group trip to the otherworldly Timanfaya National Park. Once the site of over 100 volcanic eruptions, the area is still incredibly hot and dry. Eat at El Diablo and you’ll be served meat that’s been grilled using geothermal heat.
Create an itinerary
Once your holiday is booked and decided upon, it’s time to create an itinerary! When you’re travelling with a group, an itinerary can help to organise everyone and make sure that nothing gets forgotten about. Take a note of when you need to be at the airport and any other important details such as where your villa keys will be and plan around these events. Once that’s out of the way, make a list of the fun stuff such as the main attractions that you want to see. Be careful not to make your plan too specific or you’ll end up rigidly sticking to your itinerary rather than enjoying your break.
What are you waiting for? Round up a group of friends, grab a notebook and start planning your group holiday now!
The national capital of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur is the city with skyline punctuated by Mughal style domes, minarets, skyscrapers and its streets are full of food stalls, colorful lights amazingly shaded by the grove of banyan trees. The place is very famous for historical canvas, shopping and for the mouth-watering mix of culinary traditions of Asia. If you are looking to visit this magnificent place, you need to first learn about top 5 tourist attractions here. Make sure your travel itinerary includes all the 5 places. Although Kuala Lumpur seems a smaller city, visitors find too many things to explore here.
The iconic landmark Petronas Towers
Anyone who is visiting Kuala Lumpur for the first time can get immense help from the chief landmark, Petronas Towers. It was constructed in the year 1998 and features sleek structure which stands as tall as 88 storey. This landmark offers an exhilarating view of the entire city of Kuala Lumpur. Just at the foot of this tower, one can find a Suria KLCC mall for shopping that hosts international brands, art gallery, food courts, concert hall and Aquaria KLCC. Just a short walk away from the park, you will find man-made park having walking paths, jogging tracks, wading pools.
The colorful Chinatown
For all the bargain hunters, KL’s China Town is the real paradise. It seems to be immersed in Oriental heritage and culture and never seems to sleep. The spot is undoubtedly the best place in the entire KL since it holds the most glamorous neighbors Bukit Bintang and KLCC. It truly represents KL’s multicultural background in the most perfect manner. Here you can find imitation goods, Chinese herbs, etc. At night, the place becomes very vibrant and attractive.
The majestic limestone hill, Batu Caves
Batu Caves is the very famous attraction in KL located 11km towards the north of Kuala Lumpur. It is 400 million years old with 100 years old Temple inside. The limestone hill is famous worldwide. Thousands of visitors come to this place to catch glimpse of colorful view of the devotees. Here you find Cathedral Cave which is again most popular and the largest cave.
The Moorish style Sultan Abdul Samad Building
If you wish to learn about the earliest Moorish style building in KL, it is obviously Sultan Abdul Samad Building. It is again the city’s major landmark that served the colonial British administration. It has historical significance and houses Malaysia’s superior courts.
The highly adventurous Sunway Lagoon Theme Park
Situated in the Pitaling Jaya, Sunway Lagoon Theme Park is the thriving satellite park. It is 15 kms towards the Southwest of KL city centre. You can enjoy here watery rides and even dry land adventurous activities. It is must to add it to the travel itinerary.
The above mentioned tourist attractions must be considered if you are planning KL holiday package. If you want to see the beautiful places worth visiting in Kuala Lumpur, visit this YouTube video. If you are looking for a reliable airport taxi service in Kuala Lumpur, click this website.
Unknown to many people in the UK and other parts of Europe who have never been there before, Poland is a charming and wonderful place to travel through in winter. The Eastern European country offers truly authentic winter holiday experiences through a combination of history, culture, and cold weather activities.
Whether you’re into sight seeing, love getting active during your break, or a bit of both, our brief guide to winter travelling in Poland featured below will help you make the most of your time there:
Sights and Culture
As mentioned in the introduction above, Poland makes for a perfect winter getaway destination due to the wealth of both cultural heritage and winter activities the country has to offer. The country has a rich history waiting to be discovered and these sights seem to get even more special with a snowy background.
From the Royal Castle in Warsaw to St Mary’s Basilica, those interested in architecture will be spoilt for choice. Warsaw and Krakow in particular are home to many architectural wonders and cultural treats, including stately palaces and museums packed with historic artworks, sculptures and artefacts.
While there are many fascinating galleries, museums and Places to explore, the cities also boast many eateries and bars where you can keep warm, rest, and sample the countries culinary specialities such as Bararina,- roasted or grilled mutton.
The locals are warm and friendly, even to tourist’s eager trying share the funny polish phrases they learnt off the internet! Still, whether you are in the capital or further out in a city like Gdansk, the experience remains friendly and helpful.
There is no shortage of things to keep you active in Poland during the winter either, with Krakow’s nearby mountains providing crisp air for cold-weather walks or hiking, and great skiing opportunities.
In addition, there are cosy mountain villages which afford an opportunity to just enjoy the surrounding winter scenery. For ski lovers, Poland offers an ideal destination to enjoy a winter break without the crowds that normally come along with visiting the more commercialised ski resorts in other parts of Europe.
With Christmas one of the biggest dates of the winter it is also worth noting that Poland is a great destination for amazing Winter Wonder holidays and Christmas market getaways. There are bucket loads of old-style Polish charm within the gothic and Baroque architecture as cities like Krakow host their famous festive markets and winter celebrations. On offer is everything from jewellery to handicrafts, a variety of delicious foods and a buzzing atmosphere.
Here there is no need to break the bank in order to get that perfect unusual Christmas gift for friends and family back home, and you also get to refuel with a warming cup of mulled wine or cherry vodka!
Whether you prefer to visit historic cities and exploring their architecture, museums, culture, and cuisine, or you prefer more active pursuits; – Poland has lots of both to offer, even in winter. The guide to winter travelling in Poland above is a great place to start planning your own perfect getaway this winter.
Work To Live Don’t Live To Work: Sell Your Home and Become a World Traveller
It is getting easier and easier to travel around the world and not a day goes by that we don’t hear of people who have packed up everything they have, sold their homes and gone off on some exotic adventure- normally to an island paradise.
This has become more accessible and affordable due to the amount of people who are now able to work remotely from anywhere in the world, as long as they have their laptops and an Internet connection.
If you want to become a world traveller and adventure extraordinaire, then the first thing that you need to do is to start thinking about your funding.
One of the best ways to get the money to for travelling is to sell your house.
The process of selling your home can be stressful and overwhelming, to make it a bit easier, follow the step-by-step guide below.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Selling Your Home
Establishing How Much Your Home is Worth
Your first two questions should be: What is the cost to sell my home? And how much is my home worth? This will give you a budget to work with when selling the house and estimation on how much you should be getting for your house.
Use various estate agents to value your house and have a look at the prices of similar homes in the local property sections. These should give you a good indication of what your asking price should be.
Estate Agent or Alone
You can cute out the agents fees by selling your house on your own, however you will do well to remember that agents come with a wealth of knowledge, clients and experience and they could prove very helpful.
Get Your Home Ready
Remember that your home is going to sell on an appearance basis and you therefore need to make sure that you make it look the best that it can for anyone coming to view it.
Your estate agents will advise you on any offers made, and you will eventually pick one that is the most suitable to your asking price.
From here on out you should get a solicitor involved in the final processes of renegotiation, surveys and contract completion.
Selling your house is one of the best ways to fund any travels that you have planned, and not only does it give you the necessary money- it also frees you from any ties and responsibilities that may hold you back on your adventures.
While I was living in Rishikesh, India for a couple of months, I met a yoga teacher from Canada who spends half of the year teaching in Canada and the other half teaching in India and Thailand. She introduced me to both acro yoga and Passport to Prana. Now some of you may know what acro yoga is but what is this Passport to Prana?