Sunday, December 25, 2016

0 Justin Urbas - Where To Go On A Gorilla Trek In 2017

Of all the wildlife explorations possible in Africa, one of the most beguiling is the observation of mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. The number of observers is restricted—only 56 allowed per day so as to not overwhelm the seven habituated gorilla families—and the experience is as authentic as it gets: visitors trek up to the gorillas’ habitat and watch them from a safe distance in their forest home. What has been lacking so far, though, is a truly upscale lodge as the base of operations but that will change on June 1 with the opening of Wilderness Safaris’ Bisate Lodge just outside of the park.

The location itself would be notable enough even without its proximity to the park headquarters for easier early morning entry for the trek. Located within an eroded volcanic cone, the lodge’s elevation lends straight on views of three mountain peaks: Mount Bisoke just in front, Mount Karisimbi, the highest volcano, to its side and just beyond,  the rugged peak of Mount Mikeno over the line in the Congo.  Surrounding the lodge, which will be reachable by a funicular,  is a thicket of indigenous trees such as Hagenia and mountain bamboo which Wilderness Safaris is working to restore, bringing back birds, butterflies and mammals in the process.

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Wednesday, December 21, 2016

0 Travel Tips: Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Traveling

Sonia's coming at you guys and gals with another great travel tip - How to avoid the most common mistakes people make when traveling.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

0 Naughty Travel: How 'Libertine Tourism' Is Becoming A Growing Industry

First, we're not talking about sexual tourism, which is linked to prostitution and illegal practices in most countries according to all dictionaries definitions. While its raison d’etre is certainly related to sex, “tourism libertine” or “naughty journeys” is a way of traveling that's finding a lucrative niche in the tourism industry.

"Neither classical tourism nor sex tourism linked to prostitution, libertine tourism could be defined as the sector that is interested in libertinage, that is to say the joyful pleasure of the body,” Wikipedia says. “Libertines and swingers who practice group sexuality, free and not paid, can frequent tourist establishments reserved for them through travel agencies specialized in these tourist services.”

Cruises, trains, palaces, villas, chalets, hotels, B&Bs and even campsites are among the growing choice of establishments specializing in licentiousness. They include programs for long stays, weekends or just “an evening of escape,” as described by one travel agency in the sector.

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

0 Justin Urbas - Rare Van Gogh Watercolor Acquired By Dutch Museum

There is some good news for Vincent van Gogh lovers. A painting thought to be the last known watercolor the artist produced in the Dutch town of Nuenen was recently acquired by the Het Noordbrabants Museum in The Netherlands. “The garden of the vicarage at Nuenen” rendered in the autumn of 1885, “occupies an important place in van Gogh’s oeuvre,” the museum said in announcing the addition of the “exceptional” work to its permanent collection.

Van Gogh (1853-1890) lived with his parents in the vicarage, or rectory, at Nuenen for nearly a year and a half, and the garden behind it was one of his favorite spots and where he produced a number of artworks, according to the museum.

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Thursday, December 8, 2016

0 Justin Urbas - 10 Adventures and Activities in Mauritius

Recently I joined an intimate team of iambassador bloggers from all across the globe and spent a week venturing into every nook and cranny of the Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. The overall goal was to unlock her secrets, to listen to her people and come back with a better understanding of her heart and then share what we discovered.

One of our sub-goals was to find adventure other than sun tanning on the beach and lounging beside the hotel pool. Of course there’s absolutely nothing wrong with spending your vacation days doing either of those activities, but we wanted to delve a little deeper. These are just some of the things I got up to:

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Monday, December 5, 2016

0 Justin Urbas - The London Hotel Where Ideas Come To Life

Founded in 2004 as a private members club for the creative community near Covent Garden in the center of London, The Hospital Club added fifteen boutique rooms for members and outside guests in 2015. But this is no mere hotel. Yes, there are meeting rooms, four bars and lounges, and an award-winning sustainable restaurant on site. But this is the place to come when you're feeling inspired and ready to shoot that talk show, record that album, or film that rom-com, as additional facilities for members and hotel guests include a two-floor, square-foot music and television studio with a floating floor, lighting rig, green rooms, loading bay, and more state-of-the-art gear than you've ever heard of. And, of course, a screening room where you can invite your pals to watch your new masterpiece.

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

0 Justin Urbas - 37 tips for backpacking through the Balkans next summer

The Balkans are becoming more and more popular among backpackers in Europe. These ex-soviet countries are no longer unknown and dangerous places to foreigners, but hidden gems full of culture, nature and history. Here I give you 37 tips on how to travel better in Europe’s newest hotspot.

Before the trip
  • Decide if you want to get a Eurail Pass or get around by yourself with local transportation. A Eurail Pass can be useful for a better travel planning, but it will limit your route.
  • Get a travel guide in advance to have access to basic information during your trip

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

0 Amsterdam: A city straight out of a fairytale

I love staying at the NH Barbizon Palace. It’s in a 17th century building and I love the food they serve. Besides, it’s close to every major tourist destination in the city. There are quite a few Indian restaurants that serve good food. I like Memories of India in particular and highly recommend their lamb biryani.

In case you do not have an office in Amsterdam, the best place to have business meetings would be the hotel foyers.

The best way to get around the city is on a cycle. It also helps you stay fit while travelling.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016

1 The ULTIMATE carry on guide for flights

Hi Friends! Today's video I am sharing my ULTIMATE carry on guide for flights. I am a seasoned veteran of long haul flights, and I've developed a great system to keep me comfortable as possible.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

0 How to travel solo anywhere and be safe

Know 3 tips to travel solo anywhere with safety from Justin Urbas

Traveling solo is a passion of lots of tourists and probably you too fall under this category. However, the experiences of visiting your dream destinations alone are different than those when you are traveling in a group. In different cases, it is observed that the solo travelers especially women are more vulnerable to attack at unknown places. But, still there is no need to worry. Here, Justin Urbas suggested few tips for the solo travelers. You can follow these tips to avoid any unwanted situation during your vacations.

Carry some important things: When you are traveling alone, carry the important things that you will need frequently. These will include adequate amount of cash, water, map, guide book and a phrase book. If you carry all these things, you will not need to depend on anyone else to make trips to your favorite destinations in an unknown city.

Prefer public transportation: While traveling in a new place, you should try to use the public transportation instead of privately owned vehicles. Although making trips using public bus or train can be more time consuming, Justin Urbas considers that it ensures more safety for you.

Dress like locals: This tip is more important for solo women travelers. While traveling in a less known place, the female travelers should try to wear modest dresses. Otherwise you might find yourself a at the center of attention wherever you are going and obviously, such situations are not desired always. It will be the best if you dress like local women.

Before visiting any place, you should spend some time on internet to collect information about the potential destinations. It will help you stay aware of the local accommodations, food, culture and customs at your chosen destination. Even Justin Urbas suggests that you should try to know the few words in the local languages also so that you can mix with local people easily.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

0 Top 5 Tour Tips

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

0 Traveling to unknown parts of the world

Here is an video by David Justin Urbas on some various useful ways to plan your trip to the unknow parts of the world without getting into any kind of trouble what so ever

0 Travelling Tips for newbies

Some great traveling tips by David Justin Urbas for the newbies, and enjoy some great time outside

Monday, May 23, 2016

0 Traveling Tips and Tricks

Podcast: Useful Travel Hacks

This podcast by Justin Urbas is all about some hacks and tips that one should keep in mind while going for a long trip. It is not true that going for a longer trip requires a whole lot of packing, just one needs to plan and manage their stuffs all together. Listen to this audio track to know more

Friday, May 13, 2016

0 Tips for Travelling Alone

Holiday season is on the cards. So, are you going to travel abroad this time? If yes then do not forget to plan before proper traveling. If you are planning to travel alone outside the country then it's not a easy task to every one. Keep it in mind that travel is not just an adventure, but it is also a risk.

I am Justin Urbus, a professional travel adviser and a tour and travel service provider. Today I am going to share a video with you that will educate you about travelling alone. This YouTube video will help you to a valuable idea when you are traveling alone. Just see the video carefully and get a brain storming idea. I will definitely say that this video is awesome who are planning to travel alone.