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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 …

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 …

Motorbiking Gear

With people reading about my motorbiking journeys and watching videos on my Youtube Channel, I get regular queries on what motorbiking gear do I use. To answer their questions, I’ve put together this page that talks about all my motorbiking gear. This page will give you a brief idea about what I carry when I am riding and why I recommend a similar product. Please note that some of my riding gear may seem expensive and you can certainly buy a cheaper alternative, but the quality these products offer will make it up to the price tag. Attractive, handy, professional and long-lasting, the products mentioned below fit all the descriptions. There’s certainly a low-cost alternative to some of the products, but if you want best in its class, look no further. This motorbiking gear will make your journeys comfortable, and more fun! HELMET Steelbird SBA-1 (Price: 2,500): When you’re riding for long hours, you need to stay connected with the the world. And to do that having a handsfree functionality in your helmet is a must. This is …

From Top Travel Destinations To Top Learnings: This Is My 2018 In A Flashback

To be honest, 2018 has been the most productive year for me since I’ve started travel blogging. It has provided me with opportunities and took me to places that I thought I won’t come across so soon in life, at least not within the initial three years of my blogging stint. I mean I remember when I got a call from India’s Ministry of Tourism — the office of Incredible India — that I’ve been selected as one of the only four Indian travel bloggers (and with it, the first few ones they’ve ever worked with) to experience and talk about a 7 day luxury train ride in India The Golden Chariot, I couldn’t believe myself. And then, just next month, Germany Tourism invited me as their India Travel Influencer for the second time, because they loved my work, and despite already been to Germany twice and having a dozen blog posts on Germany on my blog, they still wanted me to write a few more. And that wasn’t all, there were other highlights in store …

Top Solo Travel Destinations For Indians

Solo travelling is certainly more mentally tormenting than travelling in a group. As a solo traveller, we are more inclined to visit destinations we have already visited before or the ones that, at least, qualify the list of “most solo travel-friendly destinations around the world”. For me, for example, if I am travelling to a new place, and I am travelling alone, a place tends to stifle my solo adventure spirit if I find a few backpacker hostels there. Because hostels not only help me save money on accommodation (as paying for a double-bed room without having someone to share the cost with, is a lost deal) but it also assures that I will find few fellow-travellers and double the fun. Other factors that encourage me to travel solo to a new destination, includes… A good public transport system, because paying for the entire taxi is painful and drains out my budget as a solo traveller. A friendly local community, with local people speaking a little English. Plenty to do alone, on a budget. A general …

Essential Holiday Packing Tips

Packing for a holiday divides people into two schools. The first leaves everything to the last minute, throwing in as much as possible; the second packs early and systematically, but often has to unpack again because they need something already stowed away in the suitcase. Well, I happen to be the first case (as most backpackers do) but believe me, if you want to pack for a holiday better, you don’t want to do that. For most of my journeys, I end up leaving something or the other behind and later regretting it. But whichever side of the packing divide you fall on, don’t worry – there is a middle ground too. And this middle ground, my friends, will help you back better and more efficiently. Related Read: What I Pack For My Travels Essential Holiday Packing Tip 1: Make A List Without a packing list, you can so easily forget something, especially if it’s not something you use every day, such as suncream, sunglasses, or even a swimming costume. The essentials such as your passport, …

My Cathay Pacific Economy Class Experience: India To Hong Kong

Off late I’ve started noticing the little dissimilarities that different flight operators offer. And I’ve noticed that it may just be the same class (say economy or business) with pretty much the same fare but the way different flight carriers operate — right from the check-in counter to in-flight experience to baggage collection — vaguely vary. And I think this habit, that I’ve recently inherited, happened because I’ve taken just too many flights recently — speaking of the last three months itself, about 15 flights in total. So this time as I was contacted by Cathay Pacific to try their India-Hong Kong operations, I thought, why not! Though unlike my previous airline’s collaboration with Flysoot from India to The Gold Coast, in Australia, where I was particularly asked to write a blog post for them, this time there were no deliverables involved. It was a personal choice, totally, whether I wanted to write and promote them on my blog and Instagram Page and other social media channels. I think Cathay Pacific played it smart by playing …

Review Nissan Sunny: A Perfect Sedan For Family Road-Trips

When you’ve been driving your own car for long it’s hard to instantly feel comfortable behind the wheel of an unfamiliar vehicle, and so was the case with me as I received the Nissan Sunny to test-drive and review it during a few days long family road trip in the Himalayas. I mean, I am one of those people who have to do a lot of finagling and manoeuvring of buttons, seats, not to mention adjusting a few things that are fairly critical, such as side rear-view mirrors and the programmed radio station selection. But with the kind of technology that Nissan Sunny offered (from its automatic CVT transmission to electrically adjustable mirrors), things become a lot easier right from the beginning. My First Impression Of Nissan Sunny A road trip really allows you to get to know a vehicle. You get to know about it drivability, the level of comfort it offers, and other things closely. Does it have plenty of cupholders? Are the seats comfortable? Do you have plenty of room to stretch your legs? …

Why I Suggest Flying From India To Gold Coast With FlyScoot Airlines

Flying from India to the Gold Coast in Australia? I suggest you check for FlyScoot Airlines! You know what is that one thing that has always curbed me (and I think most people reading this article fall into the same category) from travelling abroad? It’s MONEY! The money that was required to invest in hefty airfares. I mean you plan a one-week holiday to Australia and you end up losing just as much cash in just flying from India to Australia, as in everything else put together. I remember how last year when I planned a one-month backpacking trip in and around Perth in Western Australia (and I planned Perth because flights to Perth were the cheapest from India) I couldn’t visit Sydney and Melbourne because flights to both the cities would have cost me a fortune. So, expensive airfares have curbed me much from travelling in life. And unlike with Europe, where you always find a cheap deal, with Australia it’s not so the reality, especially if you’re planning for the eastern coast of …