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7 Ways To Kill Time On A Flight

Traveling is one of the most fun things that you can do in your life. This is because visiting new and interesting places broadens your mind and gives opportunities for making new friends. If you are traveling solo, then it can also be the best self-development tool that can make you more confident and equip you with communication and problem-solving skills.  However, when your trips involve long flights, then killing time can become difficult. The following are a few tips for that: Watch Movies/ TV Shows/Read a Book It would be a terrible idea to board a plane with your laptop or tablet. This is because you may need it for a variety of reasons, one of which is killing time. For instance, you can use it to watch a movie or two (depending on the duration of the flight) or even a new TV series. Just be sure to pack your headphones in your carry-on luggage unless you want to irritate you co-passengers with loud studio laughs or action movie sound effects. And if …

How to Earn Money While Traveling

Isn’t traveling an amazing experience? It allows you to explore exotic locations, meet some of the most fun people, and enjoy outdoor activities with friends and family. However, to make the most of your journey, you need a lot of money. So, what if I told you that you can make money even when you are traveling? If you will read this blog in its entirety, then you will see that not only it’s possible, but it’s also actually quite easy. The following are some of the best ways to earn money when traveling: Freelancing Did you know that you can get paid to travel if you become a travel writer? That’s actually the dream of millions of people and many have succeeded too. That said, it’s not easy to make it a reality as you need tons of inspiration and grit. So, instead, you can just do freelancing to make some money in your free time when you travel. There are various ways you can earn money by freelancing. For instance, you can be …

Jawa 42 Owner Experience: From Mileage To Performance

Booked a Jawa 42 or a Jawa Classic? Wondering how’s its mileage and performance? Read this detailed Jawa 42 owner review, and find your answers! I understand, for a travel blogger, whose focus area always remained documenting people and cultures and destinations, writing a few simultaneous stories featuring a motorbike can sound a bit fishy. So, before you make any assumptions, first things first… I am not being paid to promote Jawa. And neither am I expecting some unsolicited favors by the company by doing so. I have noticed there is fairly limited information about Jawa motorcycles on the internet at the moment, and since the company has reappeared in the Indian market after being discontinued a few decades ago, the craze is even bigger. By writing a few articles on Jawa, I am just bridging the information gap. Since I have started making videos about my Jawa 42 experiences and learning (yes, I am vlogging too now, since last week) on My Youtube Channel, I have realized people are, in fact, craving for some …

Jawa: The Delivery Time, Company Fitted Accessories & Other Ownership Details

Booked a Jawa? Wondering what’s the delivery time? What accessories your Jawa motorcycle comes with? Read my ownership experience so far, and the delivery details! After more than four months of waiting time, Jawa has finally delivered my motorbike on 7th April. And as soon as I got it, I realized one thing “the wait was worth it”. The looks, the technical specifications, and the emotion behind riding a legendary motorbike, coupled with the fact that I was among the first few customers in India owning a Jawa was a great feeling altogether. Call me a fool prejudiced Jawa owner, and I will take no shame! But let’s be honest, when I booked my Jawa 42 on the first day of its launch, on November 15, I had no idea about what to expect out of it. Though I knew that Jawa has a fair understanding of the Indian market, for it was a popular choice back in the days (I am talking about the time of Yezdi). To make the decision even tougher, there …

How To Trek In The Himalayas The Ethical & Eco-Friendly Way

Last year I had the opportunity of doing the Hamta Pass trek in the Indian Himalayan region. It was a great 5-day trekking experience that took me to amazing mountain landscapes, with a little more introduction to the beauty that the Himalayas has to offer. The experience was undoubtedly refreshing and, to be honest, slightly educating too. During those 5-days I saw at least a few dozen tourist groups — of nearly 10-15 people — all wanting to take back home the memories of their lifetime. Where it was indeed a great feeling to see so many people, especially the young urban ones, now taking to mountain outdoors, wanting to enjoy the thrill that comes from trekking the mountains, the fact that the pressure that over-tourism is bringing on the fragile mountain environments was quite disturbing. During those 5 days, I saw more plastic trash struggling to decompose and become nature again than I saw in big towns like Manali or Shimla put together. Though I understand that curbing tourist inflow can be an effective …

Should You Buy Travel Insurance?

Despite being a world traveller for a few years now, and being absolutely privy to the importance of buying travel insurance, I still find myself struggling with the same question every time I travel abroad: “Should I or should I not buy travel insurance?” I mean we all know that travel insurance (and I am talking about a full coverage policy and not some cheap ‘cover-me-only-if-I-have-a-heart-attack’ policy) can be a useful thing. It keeps us safe from any personal damage, whether it’s a road accident or losing our passport somewhere on the journey. Yet, when we are buying it, our mind tells us how the chances of using the insurance premium is highly unlikely. But what if we had to use it? What if we lost our baggage at the airport, or worse, we got robbed overseas? Wait… What? Did I say our travel insurance can cover us if we get robbed? Yes, I did! What Is A Travel Insurance? Before anything, let’s start with the basics and understand what travel insurance actually is. I’ve noticed the term Travel …

Top Tips For Renting A Car In Europe

Planning to rent a car in Europe, and doing it for the first time? Read these useful tips. During my recent blog trip with Germany Tourism, I ticked off a major bucket list thing — a solo road trip in Europe. Though I understand it was a short one, and a part of me wanted to ride a motorbike over driving around in a car, I think the fact that it was my first time ever attempt for solo driving/riding in Europe, and that too on the wrong side of the road (according to my Indian disposition) driving a car felt like a safer plan. So if are just as helpless as I was before the trip, renting a car in Europe from India (or some other country overseas) for the first time ever, this article will help you answer your questions. The Hidden Costs: My Experience Of Renting A Car In Europe Driving around in Europe is indeed a great experience. But there’s more to the deal than just a great experience. Thanks to hidden …

5 Ways To Brain Train While Travelling

Travelling is an education in itself — few things are more intellectually stimulating than planning precise routes, finding affordable tickets and accommodation, meeting new people and immersing yourself in unfamiliar cultures. But during a long-term sabbatical, fatigue can set in after a while, which sparks a mental slump for some adventurers that means they might not be feeling as focused and fresh as usual. Fear not — these five ways to brain train while travelling will keep you feeling sharp as a tack and brilliantly on the ball. Rubik’s Cube The Rubik’s Cube was invented in 1974 by Hungarian architect Erno Rubik, who originally envisioned it as an educational model for explaining three-dimensional geometry. It’s since become a favourite brain-teaser for millions of brainboxes worldwide and because it’s so compact, is the ideal travel companion for tuning up your spatial skills and manual dexterity. If you’re tempted to take up this challenging hobby again, pop a cube in a corner of your rucksack and play with it. I have seen a lot of travelers travelling …

The Best Places to Travel in Uttar Pradesh

The rich history and cultural heritage of Uttar Pradesh make it one of the most loved states in the whole of India. Often referred to as the “Heartland” of India, Uttar Pradesh is home to some of the most beautiful examples of Indian architecture as well as some of its most stunning geographical delights. From the Taj Mahal to the Ganges River, there are plenty of reasons to visit this incredible land. Whether you’re traveling through India on a budget or looking for somewhere to spend a two-week vacation, Uttar Pradesh has everything you could need and more.  Agra One of the most recognized and visited places in India, Agra draws tourists like moths to a flame. But it is not only the magical Taj Mahal that makes this place worth a stop on your tour. There are a plethora of remarkable things to see and do here, so much so that you may end up spending more time here than you anticipated. The Elephant Conservation Centre is an excellent place to see elephants being rehabilitated …

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Travel Tips For The Lone Traveler

Traveling alone is often given a bad reputation, but it can be one of the most fulfilling experiences of your life – if you plan well. Because those who don’t plan their solo journey well, are destined for a world of bumming around endless cities, with nowhere to go and not much fun waiting for them. So Plan effectively, and plan in a way that you’ll be able to wake up from your hotel and hit the road with a clear sense of purpose. What’s more, being a lone traveler means no compromises. This is your journey and that means you can do whatever you like. To help you make the most of your solitary trip, read these tips. They’ll keep you organized and help you have as much fun as you can. Know your airport For the sake of argument, let’s say you’re starting your travels at JFK Airport. This bustling mega-flight hub is jam-packed with fliers at all times. The queue for security will last for hours, finding a parking space will be …