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Best International Travel Destinations for Those on a Budget
International travel often seems maddeningly out of reach. Friends seems to be constantly posting on social media about magnificent tropical vacations spent at lush island resorts. If you’ve even wondered (or fumed) how it was possible, there’s a secret you’re probably not aware of just yet. International travel need not be prohibitively expensive. With the right combination of airfare hunting and budget-friendly destinations, you too can have an incredible time abroad. We’ve done some of the heavy lifting for you and profiled these 20 international destinations we think offer great experiences without the corresponding risk you’ll need to refinance your home to afford them. These are our recommendations for the best international travel destinations for those on a budget.
Trip.com30 Jul 2020 0 162
10 Most Beautiful World Heritage Sites: UNESCO Bucket List 2020
World Heritage Sites and top historic destinations for you! The late Maya Angelou once remarked, “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” It is precisely this fascination with what came before that inspired us to look at the world’s most amazing historic destinations. Temples and monuments to grand empires feature prominently in our list, poignant reminders that no matter how much we think the world around us fixed and constant, time erases all in the end. See a list of unesco world heritage sites by country.
Trip.com30 Jul 2020 0 139
10 Most Unbelievable Underwater Hotels: Sweden, Dubai, Florida, Fiji
For those harbouring a stronger connection to these underwater realms, a remarkable number of destinations are taking undersea adventure to new heights…or rather depths. We’ve all heard the expression “sleep with the fishes.” The hotels we’ve found here for you give an entirely new meaning to that phrase. No longer do you have to picture gangsters in pinstripe suits throwing curiously large packages off the end of some foggy dock. These hotels let you explore beneath the surface without getting wet. From Sweden to Dubai, Florida to Fiji, we’ve scoured the globe to bring you the best. We know you’ll enjoy this look at some truly remarkable establishments.
Trip.com29 Jun 2020 1 204
Most Beautiful Natural Landscapes Around the World
We’ve searched far and wide to bring you a selection of the most beautiful landscapes around the world. We’re heading into the mountains, under the sea, near to volcanoes, and to the edge of waterfalls in this fun travel guide. Buckle up as we take you to some exciting travel destinations. These are the most beautiful natural landscapes you must see in your lifetime.
Trip.com18 Jun 2020 0 226
Take A Virtual Trip to Thailand: cook Thai cuisine & watch Thai-inspired films
You can't visit the beautiful islands of Thailand right now but you can transport yourself there from home with this virtual trip! Discover this fascinating destination: try cooking Thai cuisine, test your language skills with local Thai phrases, watch some of the best films set in Thailand and immerse yourself in a virtual tour of the Grand Palace in Bangkok.
Trip.com24 May 2020 1 336
Take A Virtual Trip to Seoul: learn Korean, cook kimchi, listen to K-pop
While you currently may be unable to visit Seoul, you can now explore this amazing metropolis from the safety of your home. Discover an electrifying destination: speak like a local, learn a new recipe, immerse yourself in a virtual tour, and feel the “k-pop beat" with a Seoul-inspired playlist.
Trip.com4 May 2020 1 608
Architectural Landmarks: 10 Amazing Buildings Around the World
In seeking to highlight amazing architectural treasures from around the world, we have done the hard work for you to look to showcase a diverse range that bring together incredible form with function. Spanning nearly every continent, the following architectural marvels are amongst the finest buildings and landmarks in the world today. Keep reading to see 10 of the most amazing architectural landmarks from around the world.
Trip.com4 May 2020 0 223
8 Travel-Inspired Backgrounds For Your Next Zoom Call
Can't stop dreaming of your next holiday but stuck at home in lockdown joining zoom calls? We know the feeling. Whether you have been using zoom for a while or are a recent convert since the coronavirus lockdown has meant virtual work meetings, happy hour and trivia nights, at least you can pretend you are in an iconic destination instead of your lounge room with these travel-inspired zoom backgrounds. Is the Taj Mahal on your bucket list? What about the beaches of Rio or trekking Machu Picchu? Here are some of the world's most desired travel experiences to virtually transport you there while you chat on zoom.
Trip.com23 Apr 2020 1 2,714
LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort from 21 to 23 Sept 2018
LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort is always on the kids’ wish list of places to go, especially after they watched The LEGO® Ninjago® Movie. Their wish came true with the hassle-free booking on Trip.com app.With just your mobile phone, you can enjoy convenience and seamless travel experience like:and much more!We left our home at 11am and headed towards Johor Bahru Malaysia where LEGOLAND® Malaysia Resort
Trip.com18 Jul 2019 1,047 7,459
Meet a Billionaire: Cities To Visit To Encounter the Ultra-Wealthy
Travel is synonymous with luxury. Traveling by plane, staying in hotels, and eating out for every meal takes you away from the monotony and stresses of your daily life; it’s enough to make anyone feel like royalty. And if you jetset to the right cities, you just might find yourself indulging and relaxing alongside some of the richest people in the world.Wealthy individuals live all across the glob
TripBlog18 Jul 2019 6 6,580
Study: How US Travelers perceive Tokyo
This year more than 1.3 million people will travel from the USA to Japan (JNTO, 2018). Outside of Asia, that's more Americans than travelers from all of Europe combined!From reimagined sushi (California roll), western Anime (Avatar: The Last Airbender), and even a Tokyo-inspired Los Angeles dystopia (Blade Runner), viewing Japan through an American lens has produced some interesting results over t
TripBlog18 Jul 2019 0 12,670
Engineering Marvels in China: From the Great Wall to the World’s Fastest Train
It’s hard to imagine just how massive and expansive China is as a country. In total, it’s nearly 3.7 million square miles — about the size of all of the United States if you included Alaska and Hawaii — and is home to over 1.38 billion people. With all that land mass and all those people, it’s no wonder China has been an engineering powerhouse for centuries.When you first think of China, images o
TripBlog18 Jul 2019 0 14,826
Everything You Need to Know About the Chinese New Year
If you live in America or any other country outside of Asia, then you’re probably used to a particular kind of New Year celebration. For you, each new year begins on the 1st of January and is often hailed with fireworks, the dropping of a giant ball in New York City, and cheers. For many people from the West, this is the end of the New Year’s celebration, and you probably won’t think much about th
TripBlog18 Jul 2019 0 7,994
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Maldives: Clear Blue Waters and Unforgettable Memories
It was once said about the Maldives that this is “where the blue sky and white clouds, the coconut trees and shadows, the clear water and white sand, are located in the paradise of the Indian Ocean.” This relatively small country comprises some 26 atolls. It is a place travelers yearn to visit, a place where couples venture for the perfect honeymoon, and a place to truly find rest and relaxation. In this short article, we will take a closer look at the Maldives and opportunities visitors will find there. We will profile some of the more developed atolls, and highlight some excellent sightseeing opportunities.
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Singapore: The Garden City at the Crossroads of the World
Singapore is a wealthy and developed island nation located off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. A global financial center with a thriving high-tech sector, Singapore attracts visitors from around the world. Cosmopolitan culture, delicious street food, beautiful gardens, amazing luxury, all of these can be found in Singapore. In this article we’ll take a closer look and concentrate on several must-see districts. The aim is to provide a way to maximize your time and enjoyment.
Opps-Snow5 Jun 2019 0 7,146
The Philippines: A Country of a Thousand Islands
Known as the “country of a thousand islands,” the Philippines is full of surprises. Travelers can explore history and the arts in Manila, relax along some of the world’s best beaches on Boracay, dive under the waves on Bohol, or explore countless coves and bays on Palawan. With delicious cuisine, friendly people, and a proud culture, there are near infinite possibilities available to travelers. In this short article, we will survey several popular destinations and recommend things to see. When planning a trip to the Philippines, focus on what you hope to experience and narrow your focus to a few locations.
opp-snow22 May 2019 0 9,595
Amazing Places to See Cherry Blossoms in Japan!
Spring is a time of rebirth. A time to cast off winter’s embrace. In Japan, spring heralds the coming cherry blossoms. For what seems like a fleeting instance, cherry trees flower in exquisitely delicate shades of white and pink. The soft colors signal promising times ahead. Some spend their entire lives chasing the bloom, looking for that perfect flower. For travelers aspiring to catch a glimpse of the annual miracle, this short article offers some background and suggests a few places to visit.
Dannyboi13 May 2019 0 7,324
The Best Things You Shouldn’t Miss at Disneyland
As the undisputed granddaddy of theme parks, Disneyland Resort has been leading the way since 1955, inviting visitors to spend the day in the ultimate land of make-believe. What's the spotlights you cannot miss in these Disneyland parks?
Dannyboi13 May 2019 0 7,219
Where to Experience Chinese New Year
Towards the end of January, a palpable excitement takes hold in places like China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. The Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations are a time of great joy and precipitate the world’s largest annual human migration. Hundreds of millions of Chinese people leave major cities to return home to smaller villages or provincial towns. The journey is joyous as people fill all manner of transport, eager to return home to see parents and children. Lunar New Year is central to Chinese cultural life, yet what are the holiday’s major characteristics? Where can you go to experience the festivities for yourself? This short primer will provide some answers to these questions and should, by the end, have you anxiously awaiting your own Red Packet!
Dannyboi13 May 2019 0 4,931
Fall in Love with Shanghai: Paris of the East
Shanghai has, in a mere 25 years, emerged as global financial center and trendsetting modern metropolis. Glittering skyscrapers dot the skyline in Lujiazui, just across the Huangpu River from the stately architecture along the Bund. Chic cafes and restaurants intermingle with street vendors and classic gardens. Known as the “Paris of the East,” Shanghai garnered a reputation for noir and intrigue in the 1920s and ‘30s. The image of Art Deco buildings, gangsters with tommy guns, and cabaret never faded. As China’s undisputed financial capital, Shanghai is a city on the cutting edge. Money talks and glamor abounds; yet the past is never far away.
Dannyboi13 May 2019 0 1,294
World's Most Incredible Dive Locations
As lumbering land mammals, we humans can but imagine the freedom experienced by creatures who call the oceans home. Some 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered in water. The oceans remain the last great frontier of Earthly adventure. With new species to discover and countless unexplored regions, let’s take a journey beneath the waves. As mere visitors to the underwater realms, diving affords us a modicum of understanding this part of our great blue planet. Here we will consider some of the world’s best diving locations. For the vast majority of people, diving is both easiest and most enjoyable in the rich tropical waters circling the globe at the equator. Vast coral reefs shelter mesmerizing life forms, ones whose colors and numbers astound. These are the world’s best diving locations.
Dannyboi13 May 2019 0 5,217
The World's Majestic Cathedrals
On April 15, 2019, the world was stunned to learn fire had ravaged Notre-Dame Cathedral in the heart of Paris. In a matter of hours, centuries of history that had survived revolution, two world wars, and natural disasters was swept from existence. It is with heavy heart we mourn the loss of these cultural treasures.
Dannyboi13 May 2019 0 5,222
Macau: Heritage and Luxury on the Pearl River Delta
Macau is a glittering oasis on the Pearl River Delta. The tiny territory covers just over 32 square kilometers, yet it contains a multitude of rich experiences. Narrow streets and tight corners conceal stately Portuguese colonial-era architecture. Across the harbor, towering casinos draw visitors from around the world. The famous Ruins of St. Paul’s stand solemn watch as visitors wander nearby markets and shops. Though Macau is able to claim the title of the world’s most densely populated territory, there’s a tranquility to be found in the fishing villages around Coloane. When you visit Macau, you will instantly recognize the charm and hopefully discover all this unique destination has to offer.
Opps-Snow13 May 2019 0 10,138
Songkran: Thailand’s Wet and Wild Festival
For most people, New Years evokes memories of large celebrations. Perhaps it’s watching the ball drop in New York’s Times Square, perhaps it’s the fireworks from Sydney Harbour Bridge. In Thailand and other places throughout Southeast Asia, New Years is an excuse to have a massive water fight. Thailand’s traditional New Years festival, known as Songkran, is observed every year from April 13-15. To understand Songkran is to gain an appreciation of Thailand and Thai culture. In this travelogue, we explore the traditions around Songkran and delve into some recommendations for great places to participate in the festivities. Make sure you’ve got a change of clothes, because we’re going to get wet.
Opps-Snow13 May 2019 0 3,076
Japan: A Traveler's Guide to Tokyo and Kyoto
Even Tokyo where neon lights cast futuristic shadows and digital billboards advertise the latest gadgets, even there you will find Japan’s classic character. Restaurants with exquisite handwritten menus, kimono-wearing shoppers searching for festival gifts, historic facades tucked amongst steel and glass. All of this comes together to create modern Japan. See where ancient opera still graces the stage, where flower festivals and tea ceremonies are enthusiastically passed down through the generations, and where the new world blends seamlessly into the old.
Opps-Snow13 May 2019 0 5,028
Hong Kong: A Great Golden Week Destination
Hong Kong has long been a gateway into China and other parts of Asia. British explorers marveled at the natural beauty and protection offered by Victoria Harbour. The city’s location at the mouth of the Pearl River has helped Hong Kong become a major center for commerce, trade, and manufacturing. When factories started to leave the city in search of cheaper labor on the mainland, Hong Kong responded by developing into Asia’s premier financial center. Through it all, Hong Kong has maintained a remarkable identity and culture. It is a fabulous destination that offers visitors a wealth of options. From luxury shopping and fine dining to pristine natural parks, Hong Kong remains Asia’s gateway city.
Dannyboi10 May 2019 0 1,011
Aomori – Japan's Prefecture for All Seasons
Aomori is Japan’s prefecture for all seasons. Set in the northernmost part of Honshu, the largest of Japan’s islands, Aomori is a place for travelers seeking a different experience. The region blends the natural and the urban in surprising ways. Beautiful landscapes and the largest collection of cherry blossoms in all Japan make this an unforgettable destination.
Opps-Snow10 May 2019 0 2,373
El Nido: Heaven on Earth in the Philippines
In the western Philippines, there is an island archipelago with unique geology and majestic scenery. Known locally as “Heaven on Earth,” travelers who venture there cannot help but to agree. El Nido sits on the northern tip of Palawan Island, roughly 420 kilometers south-west of Manila. Owing to its location as part of the Sunda tectonic plate, the geology on El Nido is unlike anywhere else in the Philippines.
Opps-Snow10 May 2019 0 1,735
Taiwan's Most Famous Food You Cannot Miss
Seasoned travelers know the best part of going somewhere new is the food. What better way to bond across time and culture than over a plate of delicious local cuisine?Few things bring people together like an elegant meal. Often the biggest challenge in expanding our horizons is not knowing where to start or what to try. Here is a quick guide on some foods you definitely want to sample on your next trip to Taiwan.
Dannyboi29 Apr 2019 0 8,276
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