Are you interested in having a holiday in Zanzibar? Among the many popular tourist destinations in the world, Zanzibar, the spice island of the Indian Ocean, can always become a perfect destination. Beautiful beaches, historical buildings and unique custom and traditions are some of local attractions that have successfully attracted many people to visit the island. Whether you want to have a family holiday or a honeymoon getaway, you will find this destination as one of the best destinations to consider. Thankfully, there are many travel agencies offering holiday packages to Zanzibar. The existence of these online travel agencies is advantageous for vacationers, especially first time vacationers. They can sit back and relax while the agency takes care of their holiday needs.
However, if you want to have a perfect holiday in Zanzibar, you need to be selective when choosing a travel agency. It is true that those travel agencies offer Zanzibar Holidays but since each agency has different quality, each agency gives different satisfaction. Basically, if you must choose an agency, you must pick the one that has an extensive experience. In this case, an agency that has been in business for years is worth to choose because such agency surely has dealt with various kinds of clients. This agency has known the ins and outs of the business. It also has known how to meet client expectation. Even though a client has a specific need, it will be able to meet the expectation easily. As an example, while you might want to have a luxury honeymoon getaway, other couples might want a backpacker trip. This different need simply implies different holiday plan and cost. Hiring an experienced agency enables you to get the best value of your money as you can get what you really expect.
Further, it is a much for you to have a holiday with a highly reputable agency. A reputation is a measurement of quality. The better the reputation, the better the quality of an agency is. Then, you must choose an agency that provides full time support. Even though you never expect to experience a problem during your holiday, it is better for you to anticipate everything well. In this case, you had better hire an agency that provides customer support for seven days a week like Pure Zanzibar. If the support department is always available, they will be able to give the much needed support easily. As a result, you will be able to solve any problem fast.
When it comes to visiting a foreign place, it could entail a lot of exciting new things that you could do while exploring it but of course, it would be best if you will always come prepared for you to not get lost, literally and figuratively speaking, and make the most out of your trip. And right now, one of the hot spots that most travelers and thrill seekers are exploring is Alaska, where you will find that nature tripping is never boring and that there are many adventurous activities that you could engage in.
And because of this, one of the best tips that you could follow before venturing into Alaska and exploring its wilderness is to have an Alaska travel guide that you could follow or refer to for you to have the fun and excitement that you are looking for. Here are some of the best ways where you could have an Alaska travel guide that is surely useful if you are planning your next vacation in this marvelous state.
One of the best things that you could do in order for you to have an overview of what Alaska really is and have an Alaska travel guide is to read books that are dedicated to the beauty that Alaska displays. Surely, most of the books that you will find that is written about Alaska would give you brief background of the places that you should visit when you are in the place and all the information with regards to it.
Books like Adventuring in Alaska 4th Edition, Alaska Insight Travel Guide, and Adventures in Nature Alaska were all considered to be a must-read before you travel in Alaska and would serve as an Alaska travel guide. And for sure, you will find something that would like to try and explore while you are in a place where nothing is extraordinary. So visit your local library to find these books or something like it or go to the nearest bookstore and see if they sell books that would be relevant for your trip.
Okay, I have to admit it. I got the idea for this trip after watching an episode of Giada’s Weekend Getaways on the Food Network. What can I say, she did an amazing job of showing the local color and history of Charleston and made a very convincing case to visit.
Not that it takes much convincing. Charleston is a city completely surrounded in history and intrigue. It moved to its current location in 1680, so as far as America goes, it’s got some history. A central point in much of America’s history – having seen and been the central player in much of the slave trade, the Revolutionary War, and the Civil War – and often ravaged by natural disasters including earthquakes and hurricanes, Charleston manages to shrug it all off and keep its quiet sophistication. You can just as easily dine in a room that George Washington and other noble founding fathers once did as you can tour the history of one of America’s most stratifying institutions at the Slave Market Museum. Haunted ghost tours and a history of piracy give much to contemplate while dining at any of the city’s fine restaurants. And there is a lot of them.
Charleston is definitely a tourist town – with a population of 120,000 and an annual 4 million visitors, it is a city made to cater. And it does so with all the class of old-fashioned Southern Hospitality and a city steeped in old money. To put it into perspective, the gentleman I sat next to on the plane ride in was so eager to exemplify Charleston’s hospitality that he gave me a lift in his BMW convertible to the place I was staying. Talk about arriving to the hostel in style!
Charleston was once home to 8 of the 10 richest families in the world; no small accomplishment considering it was a young upstart founded by Europeans whose family wealth went back many generations. It was the “white gold” of the Carolinas that largely was responsible for this. No, not cotton – it didn’t become king till later, and further from the lowlands around the ocean. It was rice and the knowledge of the African slaves that allowed it to be raised abundantly in such a hot and humid climate.
But after all the wars and natural disasters, Charleston seems ready to take it easy now. There are still plenty of beautiful old buildings that were never destroyed and the locals want to make sure you get to see them. They’re much more interested in leaving all that strife and the heady highs and lows it brought with it for a more relaxed way of life than commonly seen in America. Not relaxed in the way so much of the American South is more relaxed, but more so in a way reminiscent of Tuscany or Provence. They seem ready to enjoy the good life.
And enjoy it they should, cause the good life is all around them! Surrounded by the ocean, you can enjoy surfing on Folly Beach, excellent sailing opportunities and fresh seafood any time of year. Sitting at the confluence of the Ashley and Cooper rivers and right next to the Francis Marion National Forest, a 250,000 acre forest reserve, give plenty of opportunities for outdoor fun. The climate surprised me and reminded me more of Florida than anywhere else I’ve been in the South. And because of this, everything is growing all around the city. Gardens are everywhere, and like much of the storied areas mentioned above, people grow anything they can if there’s any space to grow it. Window boxes, railing boxes, and flower beds are everywhere. The city is awash in growing things and is all the more beautiful for it.
But there is a down side to having the good life and knowing others want it, and that’s the price. It can be a VERY pricey city to visit. A quick search on Expedia shows multiple hotels in the $150/night range. Charleston is tricky to navigate as well, since there is so much water dictating the landscape. A hotel might be very close to the city center by map, but has to cross a huge bridge to make it there, making it difficult to visit the city without a rental car. To stay in the city center itself, you can expect that average price to be closer to $250/night. Which is exactly why I stayed in the local hostel, the NotSo Hostel. I can’t say enough about how excellent this place is. If you’ve never stayed at a hostel before, this would be the one to start with. Extremely attentive and friendly hosts, friendly guests (many people stay there every time they’re in the area including some business travelers, so they become like second hosts), and great amenities including rental bikes for the quick trip into the Downtown area and free breakfast. All this for only $23/night for a bunk room and $60/night for a private room. One of the owners drove past in their work truck and honked and waved when she saw me wandering down the street. Try to get that kind of face recognition and pure enjoyment of their job from an employee at your average hotel. Simply put, you won’t be disappointed.
There are a few restaurants within easy walking distance from the hostel. The two we (I went on this trip by myself but believe me, you’ll find it very easy to make friends with the other hostel guests) went to were Fuel and Hominy Grill. Hominy Grill was good but a little too upscale to make it our go-to restaurant of choice. But Fuel, oh sweet sassy molassy was that ever good! Housed in an ex- gas station, Fuel oozed funky repurposing as thick as crude oil but much more appealing. Tables made from fuel-cost placards, lamps made from gas pump handles, a giant open-air bar where the service bays used to be and endless creativity with the food made for a dining experience that was an instant hit. Add to this completely reasonable prices and a good beer list and we found our favorite restaurant in all of Charleston. Try the others, it will be delicious and fun I’m sure, but you’ll always come back to Fuel.
For more sight seeing, I teamed up with my hostel-mates and we went to the Middleton Place plantation, a very beautiful and historic example of the extravagance of the old plantation owners. You can easily spend a whole day wandering the gardens, barns and out buildings of this place so plan accordingly. Oh, and watch for alligators popping out of the pools in the gardens. We saw a little nipper (about four feet long) sneak out of the pool and try to make his way back to the wilderness of the river. We also took the ferry out to Fort Sumter for some more American history, and went on a Haunted Charleston ghost tour that met up at the Griffon Pub, a very old English style pub in the city center. This was tons of fun and since many of the tour guides are also performing arts students, so it really has a high level of polish to it. Chances are good you’ll end up pretty scared by the end.
After all this fun it was time to wave goodbye to my wonderful NotSo Hostel and the friends I made there and start my kayak trip. The trip was through REI Adventures and run by Coastal Expeditions, a local kayak outfitter on Shem Creek just outside of Charleston. Chris, the owner, was also a tour guide and simply could not have been better. An astute naturalist, father, kayak and outside gear junkie and businessman, he was able to easily slip into and out of conversation with everyone on the trip. He’s also a natural leader and was able to easily guide a group with outdoor experience ranging from competent to “Anthony Bourdain” during very challenging conditions so well that everyone left with a smile. And by challenging, I mean a week of solid rain, swamp water, 99% DEET to stop to worst onslaught of mosquitos the world has ever seen(and possibly create the worst onslaught of cancer. Ugh, DEET…), salt water, and all this with no shower. And every single person left wanting to do it all over again. Now that’s a good guide.
All told it was a fun trip though. Kayaking through the mangrove swamps and black-water rivers, taking the old river-front entrance to historic plantations, seeing how much the plant and water life changes when going from fresh-water swamps to the estuaries and then fully into the salt-water environment around the barrier islands. We camped out on Bull Island during the last night we were there and I don’t think a bedroom of mine has ever had a better view. We ran into and paddled with a couple dolphins on the way out to the island, and on the way back a few of our group just barely spotted the back of a manatee breaching the surface. And now that’s exactly how I remember the kayaking trip, and Charleston as a whole. Full of life, on the land and in the water. And it’s no surprise that the population of the area is so intelligent, fun-loving and easy-going. The people up on land must have learned it all from their neighbors in the water and the rhythms of the sea.
A travel guide book is the best travel companion. It is an essential part of traveling. It offers wonderful knowledge about the places you must see, the place where you will get good food and the place for your accommodation. It also explains the culture and more insight about the travel destination. This would save the time of searching the resources. With the help of travel books, you can get complete knowledge about the place and become more accustomed to a place within a short period.
We find a broad range of travel books. Some books would only cover the main things that would help the traveler. Few books are specialized and explain to you starting from the basic things. Some travel books are more specific for a particular sort of travel groups. You can find a wide range of travel books for individual travelers, backpackers, adventure travelers and vegetarians.
Generally, travel guide books would help you by explaining about all the information required to reach the particular travel destination and this would help you to get rid of the inconvenience. But then, few travelers would feel uncomfortable to use precious luggage allowance for simply carrying books. For these kind of travelers you get travel ebooks which could be easily carried and accessible.
The advantages of travel ebooks
A wide collection of ebooks are available on the web. Most of the travel websites provide travel guides as a PDF download. These can be downloaded onto a reading device and it can be carried wherever you go. Most of the E books contain photograph and illustration of the place, though they are in black and white. The advantages of travel E Books are:
1. It is easy to carry. You can download number of e books that interests you and some time you can keep them as a PDF document
2. The cost would be much less than the travel guide books you purchase.
3. Travel ebooks can be browsed and purchased from the internet. You can download them instantly as soon as you complete the payment.
4. Travel ebooks are easily accessible using the reading device provided along with that.
5. Reading devices contain additional functionality such as bookmarking. This could help you to have an instant access to the specific pages. For example, if you need an information about the particular place from over a wide range of book. You no need go through each page, instead you get a quick access to that particular page you are looking.
Travel ebooks are always economical while we get many options along with that. It provides wonderful information about the destinations. Apart from E books, we get travel guides in wide formats. Even you can purchase the audio travel guides. This would be really interesting and we can feel like going with the human companion. Over all, travel guides are mandatory to have a safe and wonderful adventure.
If you need a quick reference for planning your next family holiday an ultimate cheap holiday travel guide will help. An effective guide will offer accommodation, pricing, sites to see and travel options. Knowing what is available ahead of time is a good piece of information when planning your holiday.
A variety of travel destinations are vital for an ultimate cheap family holiday travel guide. If you are considering a Caribbean holiday the guide should address the major and not so major destinations in the islands. If your holiday tends toward the Alps the travel guide should have a range of accommodations for those that may care to ski and for those that may want to shop and eat. City accommodations are an essential part of a good travel guide. So many popular city destinations have multiple possible sites and restaurants to visit. Knowing which restaurants, museums and sites may intrigue you before the holiday allows for good planning.
A guide will also offer options located about the destination for your holiday. Just a short distance around the selected location may offer potential new and exciting day trips for you and the family. Visit the intended location for the family holiday and find expected and unexpected added adventures as you explore your holiday surroundings. Festivals and local events are a good way to get to know the destination. Your holiday travel guide can be your access to unknown cultures and possibly new tastes to temp your palette.
If you are just getting started in planning your next holiday a good travel guide will get you moving. Take advantage of the work that others have already done for you. The Holiday Experts have researched the world so your next holiday will be perfect.
You can get reliable, useful information from
guidebooks. Yet, some are better than others
and often, it’s important to know what you’re
looking for when you travel, what your goals
are and what your pocketbook can handle.
As I often tell my fellow Traveling Paupers,
a guidebook is just that— a guide. Not a set
of rules that are fixed in stone. Never let any
guidebook chain you down to a fixed itinerary.
Be adventurous, add your own mix of wonder
and discovery to the trip you plan, and use your
guidebook as an introduction to the locale,
not the final arbiter of what is valuable.
That being said, I’d like to explore some of
the guidebooks I’ve found useful in making
trips around the world. It is, by no means, a
comprehensive listing of all the books
available to you. But this sampling should
give you a very good starting point to discover
what travel books can offer.
The Michelin Red Guides
Provide detailed information about European
hotels and restaurants, while the Green Guides
focus on European art, history, and places of
interest. They tend to be best suited to travel
that isn’t too budget conscious. Upscale.
The Fielding Guides
Provides a candid, well written guide especially
good at finding off-beat, unusual destinations.
I recommend them to Paupers that wish to travel
off the beaten track. Unique.
Fodor’s Travel Guides
Recently celebrating their 60th birthday with almost
100 titles in the Gold Line series. They emphasize the
West, but the Fodor’s Guides cover countries though-
out the world. They provide good historical and
cultural information as well as practical recommendations.
I like it for those who wish to stay on the middle
of the road. Perennial Bestseller.
The Frommer Series
The old $5. A Day series has become the $40 a Day
series. They offer touring guides, city guides, and special
editions. While emphasizing Europe and the United States
they take pains to describe restaurants, hotels and
nightlife as well. Budget.
The Lonely Planet Series
Called, simply enough, the LP, they have earned a great
reputation for worldwide budget and independent travel.
There are five series offered, but my favorite is the
On A Shoestring guide, coving everything from a
specific country, to a region or continent for the low
budget traveler. Eclectic.
The Travel Handbook Series
This series contains more than 50 books from Moon
Publications and are updated annually. That’s their
greatest value in my judgment. Contemporary.
Europe Through The Back Door
Authored by Rick Steves. You get an itinerary
and “must see” list of sights for limited European
trips. A no brainer.
The Rough Guides
Focuses on college-age travelers in Europe. Much
the same flavor as you will find in the LP series;
irreverent and directed to the budget conscious.
A good guidebook makes travel vastly easier. Use them
even when you’re only traveling in your arm chair.
The best spark your imagination and lead you to
unknown discoveries and adventure.
When it comes to travelling; basically there are two kinds of people. The first kind plans their entire vacation right from the time they leave their house to the time they return whereas the others just go to the place, book themselves into a hotel and then decide what to do.
But, if you’re planning on visiting a new city there are plenty of travel guides that would be able to help you plan your vacation; however, there are plenty of people waiting to mint cash from you and therefore make sure that you only buy official travel guides as they’d have everything you need to know.
Use the travel guide to plan
One of the best ways of using the travel guide is by flipping through the pages of the brochure, check out the places you would love to visit and write them down on a separate piece of paper or on your phone.
Once that’s done you could then begin your journey by visiting the places in order based on their proximity to each other. As far as possible hire a professional travel guide so that they would help you reach all those places in the least amount of time – else you’d be travelling in circles.
Also, while you’re travelling from a place to the next, you could use your smartphone or laptop to check out what you could do in the area, usually you’d find a lot of interesting articles on each place you visit.
Find out about dangers using the guide
There are also times when you need to be careful about visiting a few places and your travel guide would point those out as well. You may find a mountain range really beautiful and plan a hiking trip, but the time of the year that you’re visiting could be avalanche season – so, make sure that you read the guide thoroughly before you plan.
Use them to learn about the place
Your travel guide is probably a comprehensive book and it would contain a lot of information on each and every place mentioned. Using the book you would be able to check out the history of the place as well as it’s cultures and traditions.
If you’re lucky, a bit of the ancient culture could still be alive in some parts of the city and if you’re interested you could ask your travel guide to take you to that part of town.
A travel guide isn’t a book, it’s basically just a kind of glossary that gives you information that you would find when you scratch the surface. If you’re looking forward to having a true adventure, you would need to conduct your very own research on the particular heritage site, garden or just about any place you visit within a city.
They prevent you from being cheated
When you use a travel guide, it would also include the fares that you would need to pay your tour guide as well as taxi driver to drive you from one place to the next. Usually when you’re travelling to foreign countries, you would notice that the locals try to loot you as they consider tourists to be rich.
Hence, just by following the tour guide and using government services as outlined in the guide, you would be able to enjoy your visit, whilst at the same time save cash.
As well as being a raving shopaholic, Jane Morris is also a dedicated Travel Buff. This is just one article on her many visits to the lush clear waters of the Caribbean
Imagine all the stories and films you have seen on pirates in the Caribbean, Spanish galleons laden with gold, pretty girls all around, beautiful white sandy beaches, swaying palm trees, clear blue seas, and reefs that have ripped the bottom out of many a fine sailing ship, now beautiful diving territory.
Well, this is what makes up the beauty, the mystery, and the attraction for many people as a dream holiday. In fact, there is so much to do that unless you plan your holiday carefully there is so much to miss.
That us why it is so important that you know all there is to know about the vacation destination of your dreams – that is exactly what a Caribbean travel guide offers.
But are Caribbean travel guides really godsend? Or are they just patronizing materials designed for commercial purposes?
Well, they’re probably a little of both actually. After all, the people behind Caribbean travel guides do need a source of income in order to continue to publish their guides. But a tremendous amount of research has been placed in these guides so don’t dismiss them as useless sales and promotion material.
What else is more nifty, informative and convenient than a Caribbean travel guide?
Sure, the Internet may prove more updated when it comes to information, but you can’t carry the Internet everywhere. And believe it or not, it’s always much more gratifying to pull out a Caribbean travel guide from your carry case, flip a few pages open, then slip it right back when you’re tired of reading. It sure beats having to wait in the airport, sitting bored silly and wondering whether or not your flight’s going to be delayed.
That said, don’t cling to travel guides religiously. Many travelers make that mistake. They are not the bibles that they are made out to be by some people. You should know that published materials, including travel guides, are out of date the moment they are published, because by then, there would have been new updated material that came up and it would be too late to include them.
So, how are you supposed to use Caribbean travel guides then? How would you know which information to believe and which facts are outdated? Unfortunately, there is no exact answer to that. To get the most out of your Caribbean travel guide, use them sparingly for basic orientation.
So once you have the basics right down to a tee, go out there and discover the towns and cities on your own. That is, after all, what traveling is all about – adventure and discovery of new things. At the very least, when all other signs look foreign, the information on museums and places of interest are great.
Remember where such facilities exist, always try and look for the local ‘City’ tour. I did just that on my first holiday in Cuba over 15 years ago. After a 2 hour tour on a coach, I was fully oriented with the sites, and then settled down to a delightful tour on foot – clutching my trusty travel guide of course, so I didn’t miss any of the delights that the beautiful but run-down city has to offer.
However, when it comes to hotels and restaurants, each to his own taste and budget. Remember that bargains rise in price with popularity, so there’s every bit of chance that that hot new deal in your Caribbean travel guide isn’t much of a deal anymore, considering how pricey it has become. And then sometimes, too, the places get easily full with foreigners and travelers like you, so you can’t always expect your Caribbean travel guide to point you in the right place all the time.
Then, if you do wander around on your own, you will surely find quality rooms with reasonable prices. They may be located in out-of-the-way places that Caribbean travel guide writers may not know about. Remember that because you in the destination, you are in a far better place to get what you want out of your vacation.
So to close it off, don’t be a sad type who writes to say that “it wasn’t like what you said in the book”.
Here’s a tip: open your eyes, and if the island you are on is Spanish – make sure you can speak some of the local language, as you will get such a nicer welcome from the locals in the infrequently visited spots – and make sure you take your time to explore for yourself!
India’s diversity in culture, gorgeous scenery, its mystical deserts and splendid beaches, the dazzling monuments as well as enchanting hillside resorts are all reasons because of which people visit India year after year. With some of the most spectacular sceneries to its credit, India draws visitors from all across the globe. No matter what your travel preferences are, India offers you diverse landscapes and attractions from adventure sports to cultural activities – sure to please anyone! One of the best places to tour in India is the fascinating land of Rajasthan.
A comprehensive travel planner dedicated to India can really help organize your itinerary and tours here. Be sure to leverage the services of a reliable and trustworthy planner. If planning a trip to Rajasthan you could leverage a tour package provided in Rajasthan.
Rajasthan is one of the biggest states in India and is a very popular tourist spot here. The term ‘Rajasthan’ when translated means the place where royalty resides. This land of vibrant scenery contains many fascinating and picturesque cities, royal looking hotels, gorgeous scenery and landscapes, some of the most breathtaking palaces, ancient glorious monuments, some of the best local handicrafts as well as exotic wildlife too! Thus when you visit Rajasthan you find almost everything you could possibly desire – all under one land! Being a land having a rich history of its own, Rajasthan is dotted with beautiful palaces, ancient and glorious forts, gorgeous monuments, undulating sand dunes, as well as crystal clear lakes! You will find some of the most splendid architecture here in Rajasthan which speak volumes about ancient romance and heroic acts! You will find almost everything you hope for in a tourist destination – in magnificent Rajasthan!
The capital of Rajasthan called Jaipur is a land of splendid ancient architecture and landscapes. Jaipur would remind you of a strawberry cake as it is dotted with pink structures and buildings. It is called the Pink City. Udaipur on the other hand is known as the city of lakes. It is beautifully surrounded on all sides by lush green hills and dotted with plenty of crystal clear lakes. It is also commonly called the City of Lakes. It is a very romantic destination. The city of Jaisalmer is filled with Golden palaces and monuments. Jodhpur is filled with blue colored structures because of which it is called Blue City. The hill station of Mount Abu is the only cold place in Rajasthan. Some of the other cities which are included in the travel guide of Rajasthan are Bharatpur as well as Bikaner. Both these cities has diverse royal looking buildings and several sites having historical pertinence.
The Golden Triangle is one of the popular travel sites located in Northern India. It is a popular tourist site and if you haven’t been to this travel site you have not seen Rajasthan yet! This triangular circuit includes the important cities of Delhi which is India’s capital, Jaipur which is Rajasthan’s capital city as well as Agra which contains the ancient Taj Mahal – a spectacular symbol of love.
Other popular cities in Rajasthan are Bharatpur, Sariska, Ranthambore, as well as Mount Abu. If you want to experience diversity and color in one state – visit Rajasthan!
With bigger and better deals on vacation packages and airfare being offered to the public, it’s no wonder that many have set their sights on trips to faraway places to see what the rest of the world has to offer. Traveling to a foreign country can be exciting for the dauntless adventurer or something to be approached with caution for the wary. Travel guide experts can set you well on your way to getting the most out of your vacation, while avoiding the common tourist traps specific to the region.
Before setting off on a new adventure, it’s always helpful to do a little research in advance. There a vast variety of websites hosted by travel guide experts that serve to educate and keep you forewarned of all things that need to be considered prior to your journey. Travel guide experts may be helpful in offering necessary visa information on how to get one and how long it would last. Depending on the nature of your trip, whether it’s for business, pleasure or solitude, you would be on the lookout for areas within your destination that serve your needs.
Travel guide experts can guide businessmen to the heart of the business district and locate a hotel that fits the budget requirement without skimping on quality. With unlimited information available on the best venues for staging all manner of events including conferences, meetings, team building events, training courses, sales presentations, PR events, product launches, Annual General Meetings, exhibitions, seminars, conventions and award ceremonies, organizations can select the options that best suit their needs.
Pleasure seekers could be guided to the beach or lake areas or camping districts according to their adventure of choice. Travel guide experts can be most helpful in outlining the available places of interest and the cost of vacationing at each of them. Even those who just want to be left alone to commune with nature would find their services useful in locating serene areas, far from the madding crowd.
Tips and reviews on where to go, what to eat and where, where to stay and what to do can easily be found on the Internet through the travel guide experts’ websites where consumers post their personal travel experiences. Since these are unpaid reviews, potential travelers could find these to be dependable sources of unbiased information from fellow travelers.
Those seeking a taste of culture may be interested in attending cultural events that happen once every so often. A number of travel guides list these and the dates on which they traditionally occur. Online travel guides are particularly useful for this as they provide the opportunity to look at similar events in other countries around the world and make comparisons in price and dates. This is also beneficial to those interested in a cruise vacation that docks at several different areas or a world tour.
Travel guides often provide a list of hot tourist spots, buyer beware information and plenty of photographs. This can be useful to carry around since you likely won’t have constant access to the Internet during a vacation. Although a travel guide in one’s hand can be a dead giveaway of a tourist and make you stand out from the crowd, it’s certainly better than getting lost and having to ask for directions.
For those trying to blend in with the locals, some experts may provide advice on what to wear and where the locals prefer to spend time, dine, drink or throw parties. Many tourists feel less vulnerable to tourist traps and insistent peddlers or unfair pricing when they are able to blend in. Some guides provide a list of standard phrases in the local language to help you get by in various situations. Unless you speak the local language or dialect fluently though, the game will be up from the minute you open your mouth. The best advice is usually to simply do your research and be prepared ahead of time and then enjoy your trip for what it is.
Online travel guide experts bring a lot to the table for experienced travelers and first-timers alike. Hotels, airlines and rental agencies are constantly changing their rates to adapt to the local demand and competition, offering deals and large savings. Experienced travelers would benefit from this up-to-the-minute information to save on their expenses. Those traveling for the first time or on a low budget would find this useful in order to shop around for the best prices.
Budget travelers are served with information on the lowest priced activities, low-cost tourist spots, discounts, free services, free entry events, flea markets and budget accommodation, along with their recommendations. If you don’t have a trusted friend or relative to personally take you around and show the best points of their town, city or island or if you plan to cover several cities or countries on one trip, a travel guide expert is your best choice.