Tuesday, March 28, 2017

1 12 Travel Packing Tips: Howdini Hacks

Sunday, March 19, 2017

0 Justin Urbas - Six Michelin Star Restaurants in Copenhagen

There’s no shortage of excellent food in Copenhagen, whether you’re in the mood for a New Nordic plate, a traditional Danish dish or an excellent kebab. If you’re after something with a little pep in its step, try out one of the many Michelin star restaurants in the city.

Michelin stars are awarded by the French company Michelin as part of their yearly Guide Michelin, which selects hotels and restaurants for special distinction. There are a range of restaurants with stars in Copenhagen, including a rare three-star rating (Geranium).

More at : http://www.scandinaviastandard.com/six-michelin-star-restaurants-in-copenhagen/

Monday, March 13, 2017

0 Guess what? You can also be a tomb raider!

Not everyone is Angelina Jolie, but then it is not mandatory to be one of the world's top actors to nurture a very niche sense of travelling. To start with, you can go globetrotting and visit some of the most famous tombs across the planet!

All of us have a set of heroes and idols - musicians, actors, athletes, authors, politicians and more - people we want to meet, see and talk to in person. But what if your heroes have bidden farewell to the world before you could catch a glimpse of them? Apart from (or rather than) penning elegies and wishing you could meet them, you can visit their tombs and pay your tribute like a true admirer!

But, in case, you find this idea outlandish and not worthy of a shot, we would like to share with you the fact that the tomb of poet-playwright William Shakespeare is one of the most visited memorials on earth, let alone a forerunner in tomb destinations. The Bard of Avon was laid to rest in the Holy Trinity Church in his hometown of Stratford-on-Avon. Located on the banks of Avon river in Warwickshire, England, the tomb of the poet supreme bears an epitaph that is believed to be written by the maestro himself. More of a warning, it reads like this:

More at: http://www.happytrips.com/destinations/guess-what-you-can-also-be-a-tomb-raider/as53093426.cms

Friday, March 10, 2017

0 Justin Urbas - Get the right permits for Ladakh for a hassle-free trip

Ladakh, the mere mention of the name conjures up images of prayer flags fluttering atop snowy mountains, azure blue skies with white patches of clouds over the horizon, pristine blue rivers gushing through the barren landscape and the heartwarming hospitality of Ladakhi people. The romantic aura and the adventurous feel of being in Ladakh is more than enough to ensure that this cold desert tops any discerning traveler's bucket list. If you were travelling to Ladakh before the May of 2014, you would have to furnish necessary permits to go to your favourite sightseeing spots: Pangong Tso lake, Tso Moriri lake, Alchi, Lamayuru and Likir monasteries, Shey, Thikshey and Hemis monasteries, Khardung-la pass and Nubra valley, Diskit and Hundur sand dunes, Gurudwara Pathar Sahib, Magnetic Hill, Chang la pass en route to Pangong Tso etc.

Till May 2014, Indian and foreign nationals required an inner line permit and a protected area permit respectively to access a number of these places. However, after a rule change in May 2014, a number of these places have become accessible to tourists as they no longer need special permits. To make your travel to Ladakh hassle free, we've compiled a guide that gives you all the details you need on the different kinds of permits and how to get them.

More at: http://www.happytrips.com/things-to-do/get-the-right-permits-for-ladakh-for-a-hassle-free-trip/as48541772.cms

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

1 Justin Urbas - 7 unconventional temples in Chiang Mai

Thailand's glittering Buddhist temples are the historical heart of the community's social, educational and religious life and still play an important role in today's modern world. Devoted Thais will head to temples, known as wats, in the morning to tum boon (make merit) and give food for the monks' daily meals, visit them on important local and Buddhist holidays, and make special effort to stop on their birthday or other days of importance. The temples and the monks who stay there are completely supported in kind and monetary donations as monks are forbidden to handle money, work or own anything. The number of temples found in an area can show how wealthy a region was as the community had to support the creation, building and maintenance of each temple.

Chiang Mai, the capital of the ancient Lanna Kingdom and current second most significant city in Thailand, boasts literally hundreds of temples throughout the province; the Old City itself is home to 29 Wats. While many Chiang Mai guides will highlight some of the largest and most noteworthy temples, such as Wat Phra Singh, Wat Chedi Luang and Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, there are many other interesting temples to explore. Each temple has its unique history, decorative details and ambience. Don't believe that all temples look the same and head to these 8 totally unconventional temples in Chiang Mai.

More at: http://www.happytrips.com/chiang-mai/travel-guide/7-unconventional-temples-in-chiang-mai/gs52201951.cms

Monday, March 6, 2017

0 Hampi’s other side—the coolest things to do in this sleepy little village

Hampi is a place like no other and so are the activities that you can indulge in when here. Test yourself at bouldering over the hills, ride a bicycle all across the village, row a coracle in the calm waters of River Tungabhadra, spot some Indian sloth bears or get blessed by an elephant—Hampi has a lot to keep you busy. Watching a sundowner across its famous temple ruins is, of course, a delight.


Hampi is a boulderers’ heaven. With its endless trails of boulder hills and right terrain, it has emerged as the country’s hotspot for anyone with a love for the sport. While the more experienced ones can get bouldering

More at: http://www.happytrips.com/hampi/travel-guide/hampis-other-sidethe-coolest-things-to-do-in-this-sleepy-little-village/gs49826590.cms

Friday, March 3, 2017

0 Justin Urbas - What is the GoAbroad Meaningful Travel Manifesto?

In early 2016, Megan Lee, the Director of GoAbroad.com, was struck with an idea: what if we could use to the power of the internet to mobilize a large group of people to commit to more intentional travel? What could that look like?

“While you can learn a thing or two simply by entering and observing foreign communities, without thoughtful intentions and purposeful reflection/conversations, travelers end up wasting the learning opportunity at hand.”

Born shortly after was the GoAbroad Meaningful Travel Manifesto, a public forum for individuals to pledge their commitment to more meaningful travel. We sat down with Megan to talk more about the campaign and what drove the team to launch it.

More at: http://www.goabroad.com/blog/2016/09/26/goabroad-meaningful-travel-manifesto/

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

0 Justin Urbas - Don’t Miss Win the World South Africa!

Here’s a closer look at what’s included in this amazing giveaway >>

Volunteering Journeys

On this amazing South African Experience with Volunteering Journeys you can expect to connect with real locals, learn about the world, develop your skills and have the time of your life!

What’s Included:

  1. 6 nights and 7 days volunteering in Limpopo, South Africa
  2. Accommodation and meals in the volunteer house
  3. Daily travel to and from the project