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Watch: Your Next Bucket List Item

Banff National Park’s legendary Moraine Lake is a dream vision that lives up to its reputation. The glacial waters are a light turquoise, set against an alpine backdrop of Canadian Rockies. Two friends ply the placid water in a bright red canoe. The scenery could not be more impressive.

We can see the glacier runoff at the other end of the lake, where ice turns into a mass of alluvial deposit. This is nothing other than ice pulverizing a mountain in gravel. The process takes thousands of years, but nature is in no hurry.

A buffer of pine trees has found its zone along the lake. The alpine line clearly defines where vegetation may exist, and above that, no more. In fact, it is the variety of definitive lines of color and texture that make Moraine Lake so impressive.

Each zone is clearly defined. The lake, the tree line, the alluvial zone, and the craggy monolithic peaks reaching up to the azure blue of a rarefied atmosphere each come together in a grand composition that only the creator of all things can orchestrate.

The video comes to us from global travel vlogger Sarah Brown. “The two people in my video are my best friends. We take lots of adventure trips together. This day on Moraine Lake was one day during a week-long trip in the Canadian Rockies,” Sarah writes.

“It is actually even more beautiful in real life because the water is so blue. It almost seems unreal because it’s so electric looking. Here, at Moraine Lake, there are lots of beautiful hikes to do as well as canoeing,” she said.

For such a popular tourist attraction, the lake sure is quiet. We see only one other canoe on the lake, and that one is at a distance. Of course, there is probably a canoe behind the one we see, since somebody seems to be operating the camera. There is plenty of space to wander peacefully along the lake.

Superlatives and clichés are in order here: It is so utterly beautiful. Even though the video was taken on February 5, our travelers are dressed in light clothes, and the man with the paddle is wearing a short sleeved green shirt.

There is a remnant of snow perched between mountain and alluvial spill, possibly a holdout from winter, or maybe it’s permanent. Neither is there ice on the lake. It’s winter, and yet the video feels like summer, or if not summer, at least late spring full hikes to do as well as canoeing.”

Banff National Park’s legendary Moraine Lake is a dream vision that lives up to its reputation. The glacial waters are a light turquoise, set...

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Getaways To Escape The Snow

If you have worn layers on top of layers and shoveled snow until you are absolutely tired of it, then it’s probably time to take a break. Traveling to somewhere that it sunny and warm may sound quite expensive, but it doesn’t have to be.

There are so many countries and cities around the world that you can explore during the months of winter without breaking the bank. Take a look at these affordable locations and prepare to swap your mittens out for a nice cool umbrella drink.

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok is very balmy and hot during the summer, but luckily for you, the temperature drops to an easy average of 80 degrees between the months of November and April. If you’ve been looking to go on a vacation to Asia, the city of Bangkok is much more affordable than other, more popular locations.

Taxis will charge less than $2 a mile and a meal at a restaurant is usually about $1.50. Hotel prices are also exceptionally low, with an average ranging from about $20-$100. Another plus is that you can take part in the beautiful Chinese New Year festivities they have in December.

Peru

Peru is a gorgeous, exotic and affordable place to have a warm getaway in the winter. The village is located a couple of hours southward of Lima. It has lush cliffs, incredible wildlife and blue water all around it. Here, you can explore miles of amazing tree lines and sand dunes.

Meals, as well as cocktails, are very fresh and incredibly affordable. An entire day of eating out will cost you about $20, complemented by drinks that cost below a dollar on average. It costs about $25-$125 to stay a night in Peru.

Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico

The Yucatan Peninsula is Mexico’s hidden gem. It has beaches of white sand and the water extends further than the eye can see. You will completely forget about the snow at home. This island has a very slow-paced vibe which is completed by the fact that there are no vehicles that move faster than golf carts because cars are not allowed there.

There are miles and miles of coast just waiting to be explored either by snorkeling or kayaking. There are also a lot of amazing deals on dining and hotels because it isn’t as much of a tourist attraction as other places in Mexico. You will save a lot on transportation because you will most likely be walking everywhere.

An average meal ticket costs about $12 and on average, a night a hostel costs about $115.

Galveston, Texas

If you want a tropical getaway but do not want to leave the United States, then Galveston Island, Texas is just what you need. Galveston is about 50 miles from Houston so it is easy to find affordable plane tickets.

It never snows in Galveston as the average temperature in winter is 65 degrees. This small island is just 27 miles long, there’s just enough for you to explore through an extended weekend. Because the coastline is so long and the temperature is perfect, you will believe that you’re in the tropics. It costs about $150 a night to sleep in Galveston and about $10-$45 to have a meal.

Hawaii

If you are looking to travel within America, Hawaii is a great option for you. Some cities in Hawaii are quite expensive, but there are also some sweet and more affordable cities and beaches. Also, you will save some money by traveling between the months September and December, before the holidays, because after that, the prices of flights and hotels will rise considerably.

The prices of plane tickets in Hawaii and 40% more expensive during the peak season than they are during the offseason; hotel prices can rise up to 50%.

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Bucket List: 2 Best Snorkeling Hot Spots

For anyone who enjoys the act of snorkeling, your main problem is probably going to be finding good locations. While snorkeling is a very fun and widely practiced experience, it does rely upon having a quality location to do it.

This is why snorkeling is something you might not get the chance to do too often; you might simply not have the opportunity. If this sounds like the problem that you face, then we have two recommendations for you to check out: Jamaica, and the US Virgin Islands.

Jamaica For Snorkeling

If you are serious about enjoying the unique art of snorkeling, then you should probably look to take a trip to Jamaica as soon as you can. These kinds of experiences are best enjoyed if you head out towards Negril, Booby Cay. If you got to here, you will find a small island that was more or less made to be a snorkeling paradise.

Indeed, fans of Disney films like “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” will immediately notice the similarities that exist here. This stunning location is known to locals as Gilligan’s Island, named after the birds that float around the location.

It’s one of the best places to come and visit for those who enjoy a spot of snorkeling away from the usual. If you are serious about making sure you can enjoy the underwater cave systems of the region, then this is the place to start.

You will find that you get to enjoy many little trips through caves where you will see amazing coral reefs combined with amazing fish of all styles and varieties floating all around you.

As far as enjoying snorkeling goes, a trip to Gilligan’s Island is absolutely up there for places to go and see.

U.S. Virgin Islands For Snorkeling

If you like to take your snorkeling extra serious, though, you want to make sure that you come to the US Virgin Islands. Few other parts of the sea can promise to give you such a rich helping of culture, and nowhere else could really offer you the same opportunity for relaxation and enjoyment. Specifically, though, we recommend that you come and check out the amazing Trunk Boy over at St. John.

The reasons why are immediately apparent when you arrive. It’s the smallest of the three islands, around 673ft in length, but it’s amazing. It’s got some incredible underwater snorkel trails for you to head along, and it often gives you the chance to see all of the various living organisms that live around this part of the sea.

If you are serious about making sure you can have some proper fun, though, make sure that you take a trip over to the St. Thomas island as well. It’s the largest of the three islands, and is far busier and teeming with life. Definitely worth your time, though, if you want to enjoy getting up-close and personal with one of the most stunning snorkeling sites known to man.

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Anguilla: Your Next Travel Destination

When you look about setting up a little holiday and trip abroad, you often look to the same old places. Locations in Spain, Southern Europe, the United States, and Asia often come up.

If you are looking for something a touch more ambitious and unique, though, might we recommend that you take a look at Anguilla?

It’s not a place that many people will have heard of. When you first set your eyes on it, though, you will absolutely wish that you had placed eyes on it long ago.

It’s a stunning little Caribbean place to head off to and is perfect for everyone from happy grandparents to party animals looking to let loose.

It’s affordable, too, and is one of the most popular locations for those who love a white sand beach. With various shades of blue water to cast your eyes across, too, you will feel like you have stepped foot into a beautiful, chromatic paradise.

Treat Your Taste Buds In Anguilla

Part of what makes coming here so fun is the food. Eating in Anguilla is very easy, with 100+ restaurants to pick from. This allows you to enjoy many Caribbean foods, with foods that come inspired by Africa, Europe, and the Caribbean.

If you are looking to enjoy a bite to eat, then you will find that every day offers unique foods and possibilities that you would probably never find back home!

On top of that, the selection of drinks and delightful options out there is diverse, too. Parties on the beach feel like they never stop, and getting access to drinks of all kinds is very easy indeed.

From a trip to the awesome Dune Preserve Brach Bar to a visit to the annual music festival, the Moonsplash, you will find it easy to eat, drink and dance the night away.

Embrace A Unique Culture

Another amazing part of coming here is that you get to enjoy learning about a location which is rich and delightfully draped in history.

From a trip to the amazing Wallblake House through to an enjoyable journey around the old plantation sites that once stood here, you can enjoy both the good and the bad history of this Caribbean paradise.

Indeed, you can even take a harrowing tour through the old 1700s slaves quarters, left here by Will Blake. It’s a sordid part of history, but one we should never forget to avoid repetition of previous mistakes.

Whether you choose to take in Anguilla by swimming around the Shoal Bay East or you choose to charter a private boat to go wherever you please, Anguilla offers you many unique experiences.

From places like the Little Bay to a trip through the stunning Cuisinart Golf Resort and Spa, you can embrace both the rich history and the modern amenities.

Mixed in with weather that feels straight out of a paradise, and it’s so easy to see why trips to Anguilla should be high up on your list of places to see.

From a fishing trip to a tour of the Old Salt Factory, you can find that your desire for stunning weather, rich entertainment, and amazing culture can all be achieved if you choose to come to a location as immense as Anguilla.

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5 Hilarious Moments Caught At The Beach

It’s always nice to spend time at the beach with friends, colleagues and other loved ones. The beach is a perfect place to relax and rid ourselves of all forms of stress. Having your feet in the sand, diving into the water, getting a little sunshine on our skin and feeling the fresh air makes it the perfect location for young and old, male and female as well as rich or poor people.

For regular beachgoers, you must have had a very pleasant memory of one or more of your visit to the beach. There’s also a good chance you’ve had some embarrassing experiences as well. Here are some of such embarrassing moments that were caught on camera. Some of them are really hilarious.

Who Is The Photobomber?

Taking a closer look at this picture, you’d find the dog is actually the only one ready for this photo. Perhaps, this is the world’s first pet selfie. Is the dog photo bombing these girls’ photo or is it the other way round?

Baes In Bay With A Manta Ray

“Whoa, slow down there Mr. Manta Ray, sir. Buy me a drink first, then we’ll see how it goes from there.” Well, he’s not about that life. He already offered water as the drink and has no time for fooling around.

Couch Surfing?

Couchsurfing is a site that affords users the opportunity to rearrange homestays, offer to lodge, and hospitality. These two guys obviously wanted to see what literal couch surfing would look like and it seems like they pulled it off. I guess we could say couch surfing is now an extreme sport, go figure.

A Bucket Full Of Sunshine

So much fun we can have by making things look bigger or smaller on camera. Just by making a few adjustments, this lady and her kid look like they are falling victim to a blue giant bucket and with her pose, she really sells it but not so much can be said about the kid’s reaction.

Hold Your Horses

The phrase “hold one’s horses” simply means you should “wait a moment” and this is a rare photo of the phrase actually being played out and from the look of things, the poor guy isn’t having any fun.

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The Dirtiest Place on a Plane? Not What You’d Expect

When we go on a plane, we’re always looking around with a bit of edge at who we are surrounded by. Before long, the sniffling kid comes along, sneezes the whole 8-hour journey, and leaves your ‘romantic weekend’ in absolute disarray as you spend your time in New York sitting on the loo.

While it might not always be so drastic, planes are dirty places. However, most of the time, the dirties parts of a plane ride don’t come from where you would expect. In fact, according to a new consumer watchdog program on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), “Marketplace”, some of the dirtiest surfaces and locations on a plane are quite a shock.

Indeed, the show found that headrests and the seat pockets are among the grimiest parts of an airplane journey. For all of those who spend the whole journey sitting with your head up against the headrest, don’t panic. You might just need to sit forward a tiny bit more in future!

The episode which disclosed this was shown on October 26th, and instantly raised a lot of debate about the cleanliness of an airplane. Their team took flights between Ottawa and Montreal eighteen times, flying with Porter, WestJet and Air Canada. With over 100 surface samples taken, the results they came back with were pretty staggering.

It was then studied by Karen Warriner, a microbiologist at the University of Guelph. She checked out the samples, and found that yeast and mould were present on the majority of the flights undertaken. Other dirty points on your plane journey include:

  • Seat belts.
  • Tray tables.
  • Washroom handles.

So, uh, keep that in mind next time you happen to be going for a flight. Indeed, the study came to some pretty interesting conclusions.

What did the study find?

  1. 33% of seatbelts – one third – came with mold and yeast on them.
  2. Washroom handles all contained bacteria as well as high aerobic counts.
  3. Seat pockets had significant volumes of coliforms, mold and E. coli.
  4. Tray tables were also high in mold and other forms of bacterial count.
  5. Headrests were dirtiest, with bacteria, E. coli and the highest aerobic count.

Aerobic counts are a form of bacteria which the Food and Drug Administration rates as a measure of microorganism within a specific product.

In the show, staff for the airlines content that there “simply wasn’t enough time” to carry out the full disinfecting of the full aircraft prior to re-usage. That shines an interesting light on the capacity and overworking taking place within the industry. Can more be done to change that? Here’s hoping.

For now, though, it’s interesting to note that many parts of an airline considered to be the grimiest aren’t – it’s always the things you least expect, right?

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The Most Stunning Libraries Around The World

If you were to speak to someone of a generation prior to the present, you might hear them talk about libraries. While I won’t pretend that ‘millennials’ don’t know what a library is, some people will have spent little to no time in one. What’s the point? The internet is like the biggest library in the world – one you can access whenever you want, right?

Not really. Libraries are places of unique learning, companionship and considered debate. They are also some of the most stunning architectural works you will ever see. Don’t believe me? take a look into the following libraries from across the world, then.

Strahov Library

Among the most amazing libraries of the ‘normal’ world is that of the Strahov Library in Prague. This amazing location contains over 200,000 different volumes, and has maintained that beautiful and enriching design – even after severe bombardment back in the 1740s.

Today, it’s still a fine place to come and read a book and, architecturally, will be among the most amazing libraries that you ever sit within.

Ottobeuren Abbey

The first German abbey library that we wish to mention is the stunning opulence of Ottobueren Abbey. It’s a tremendous place to spend time; a rich and intimate location that holds many books and objects at one stage, it held as many as 10,000. It’s also a location where some amazing concerts take place, with sounds from some of the most amazing organs found across the continent will be heard.

Library of the Seitenstetten Abbey

Among the finest in Austria, this amazing building is the perfect peak of regality: a fine blend of blue and gold to help create the most meaningful and impressive image possible. It was founded in 1112, and today is surrounded by a beautiful garden with over 100 different kinds of rose to be enjoyed.

The Library of Wiblingen Abbey

One of the most stunning abbey libraries in the world, this German work of art is a must-see. The amazing artwork within is incredible, and it’s stood the test of time in terms of detail. The amazing curved nature of the building makes sure that it sticks out immediately.

A fine example of the rococo style of the past, these amazing works are easily some of the finest in the abbey library industry. Be sure to check this out next time you happen to find yourself in Germany; it’s a library well worth the diversion.

The Admont Abbey Library

This stunning piece of work is found in Austria, and is the largest monastery library on the planet. It’s fantastic, and contains a whopping 48 windows to let in plenty of light – and illuminate the simply incredible detail which is etched into each and every wall of the building.

It’s a stunning place to spend your time, and a decadent place to learn about the world. As far as grandiose libraries go, you would do well to find one more impressive than this.

 

So, which one will you choose to visit first? If you find it hard to stay quiet in a library, the beauty of each of these should help to stun you into silence!

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Gold, Luxury Cars and… Tigers. Only in Dubai

Think of a modern city. Skyscrapers and all when suddenly a tiger just walks by on a leash. The place where this can happen is over in the Gulf country of UAE, United Arab Emirates. Yes, it’s been illegal for a couple of years, but hey… pets are pets, aren’t they?
In the UAE, especially Dubai, wild cats have been domesticated for years as a luxury item, just like having a gold Lamborgini. Some of the rich just drive around town in their car and have their wild cats in the passenger seat. 

It’s a sign on wealth and power, and it doesn’t stop at wild cats either. When you want to show off your wealth you just goldplate everything you own and rap it up in diamonds. When you drive around town you’re bound to witness many outrageously luxurious gold plated cars, diamond-studded phones and more bling than you’ve ever seen.

By the way, the law, which was originally passed in 2015 in the UAE, has only been enforced since 2017, and if caught and found guilty, owners could be jailed for around six months and fined a funny amount of $136,000. The law says that you can not deal or own “all types of wild and domesticated but dangerous animals.”
A big newspaper in Abu Dhabi added that if the animal is used to frighten people, the owner would be fined $200,000. These are amounts that can’t really deter anyone in Dubai.

Not only wild cats

We already told you that the trend didn’t stop with wild cats. In Dubai, you can see many extravagant and outlandish items and products that not only belongs to citizens, but to companies and marketing firms as well. Back in 2008, a hotel in Dubai, called Dubai Atlantis hotel, had a real live whale shark swimming in its gigantic lobby aquarium.

The whale shark was nicknamed Sammy and was there for 18 months before he was taken back to sea. The Hotel management said that they rescued the whale from death in shallow waters, but a former employee told local media that having a whale shark in the hotel aquarium was part of the marketing plan for years.

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Think of a modern city. Skyscrapers and all when suddenly a tiger just walks by on a leash. The place where this can happen is over in the Gulf country of UAE, United Arab Emirates. Yes, it’s been illegal for a couple of years, but hey… pets are...

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Watch: The Shortest Passenger Flight In the World!

For anyone who is used to flying, one of the most annoying parts of the journey is the time that it takes. Some flights can feel needlessly long, as if they were drawn out needlessly. If you want to experience a flight that is over more or less as quickly as it has begun, then you might want to take the trip to Scotland.

A quick trip to Westray will give you the chance to enjoy a truly enjoyable experience. This route takes you between the two Orkney Islands of Westra and Papa Westray, allowing you to enjoy a flight that lasts for just around one minute. Some say a minute and a half, as is the schedule, but it’s usually a fair bit quicker than that. Not many flights can shave off more or less a minute from the journey, after all!

This amazing little flight is the shortest passenger flight in the world that you can actually take. Indeed, the quickest flight along this amazing little trip is just 53-seconds. It’s taken part by using Loganair, a Scottish regional airliner that serves the Highlands and islands areas.

The flights first started up in 1967, and since then has become a popular visiting spot for aviation enthusiasts. The flight occurs daily, and it’s going to take you around 2.7km to complete the journey. In fact, this is only as long as the Edinburgh Airport runway!

Short yet Swift

At just £17, too, you’ll find that you would struggle to get public transport for cheaper in many parts of Scotland today. You simply need to contact the Loganair team if you wish to book the flight, as you are unable to do so from a standard travel agency or anything like that.

It was commonly flown by Pilot Stuart Linklater, who flew it an incredible 12,000 times – perhaps more. He was the record-holder for the fastest flight, too. You’ll mostly find the flight to be loaded with people checking out the awesome archaeological sites that you will find on the islands, though it’s often used for medical purpose as well.

The flight often is carried out using a Pilatus Britten-Norman BN2B-26 Islander. If you want to enjoy a unique and enjoyable experience that takes longer to board than it does to actually fly, then you should almost certainly book up the shortest flight in the world and try it out for yourself!

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These Are the Top 5 Tallest Roller Coasters in the World

Rollercoasters offer a thrilling experience you will not forget in a hurry. It is so exciting to hope aboard a rollercoaster that after the first experience you want more. Fortunately, there are different types of rollercoasters to give you the level of excitement you need. Some roller coasters are designed with tunnels built underground to add more excitement while others are so tall.

We have found some of the tallest roller coasters in the world which will be reviewed in this post. It seems the developers are trying to exceed the previous records by taking the height to another level. You will notice that it is one of the top features used when advertising rollercoasters to the public. So our top five tallest roller coasters are;

Carowinds Fury


The Carowinds Fury is a 325-foot high roller coaster located in North Carolina, United States. It is a full steel roller coaster that drops at 81 degrees at a speed of 95 mph. It was opened in 2015 and reported to be the sixth tallest roller coaster in the world. The ride extends over a stretch of 1.25 miles and features the thrilling full throttle many fans have talked about with excitement.

Superman Escape

The Superman rollercoaster drop is 415 feet. It is one of the first ever roller coaster drops to exceed 300 feet. Opened in 1997, the Superman was reported as the world’s fastest roller coaster ride with speed as fast as 100 mph. The rollercoaster located in Maryland, United States, was remodeled in 2011 to feature new cars and faster speed. It also featured the reverse trains which sent passengers on a breath-taking free fall down 415 feet.

Red Force

Red force is a vertical accelerator roller coaster that functions with magnetic motors to propel the ride. With a 347 foot drop, the Ferrari themed roller coaster moves at an amazing speed of 112 mph, perfect for the adrenaline fans.  It is located in Port Ventura resort in Spain, known as one of the biggest parks in Europe.

Top Thrill Dragster

The Top Thrill Dragster held the position as the tallest rollercoaster for many years until the Kingda Ka was opened to the public. The Top Thrill Dragster is located at the Cedar Fair, in Ohio, United States. It is a whopping 400-foot drop at a very fast speed. You can enjoy watching others have fun on this ride, and soon enough, you will feel confident to have an experience. However, the ride just lasts for only thirty seconds.

Kindga Ka (New Jersey)

Kingda Ka was commissioned in 2005; it is notably one of the fastest roller coasters in the world reaching speeds as fast as 128 mph. The height if this ride is advertised as 418 feet, imagine the thrill of dropping from this height. For such a long time many visitors have posted amazing reviews for this roller coaster. You won’t be making a mistake adding this ride to your bucket list.

Next One To Take The Crown Skyplex Skyscraper Coaster

Skyplex Will open this amazing rollercoaster to the public who enjoy rides that go as high as 570 feet. The ride is fast, reaching a speed of 65 mph, that’s very fast for a roller coaster. This is surely a ride many tourists who enjoy rollercoasters will need to experience.

What’s your next conquest going to be? Make plans to visit these cities and have a thrilling experience on any of these roller coaster rides.

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Statistics: UK Summer 2018 Holidays Locations

Every summer, the people of the UK decide to get up and get out. The UK might turn into a stunning place in the summer, but few things beat a trip to many parts of Europe, the Caribbean or the Americas. For that reason, we wanted to take a look at some of the most popular tourist destinations this year for the major UK city dwellers.

Where are the people of each major city flying off to this summer? What seems to be the hit experience? With so many of us now booking up last minute holidays, where can you expect to see everyone going?

According to online travel agency Loveholidays, they found that some of the major spots for those in London, for example, included Jamaica, Cyprus, Morocco, and Turkey. Paris, of course, is still high on the list. Jamaica, Cyprus, Morocco, and Turkey, though, appear to be some of the most popular take-off destinations for those living in the capital at this moment in time.

Other popular destinations were noted by their North/South divide. For example, people from the North are more likely to head to places which are nearby, familiar and tried-and-tested: the Balearic Islands, for example. Southerners, though, are more likely to go for more ambitious places like Sri Lanka or St Lucia. It’s quite interesting to see the divide.

What is interesting is that those in London are far less likely to hit up two major European last-minute hot spots: Croatia and Bulgaria. Among the most beautiful parts of Europe, they are a surprising exclusion from regular tourist stop-off point for those from the South. It’s also the same with the Dominican Republic: far more likely for a Northern traveler than a Southern once.

The main exception to this is Essex, where people love to fly to places like Croatia, Malta, and Mexico. Southern flyers are less likely to go and visit places like Portugal and Cuba, too. There’s certainly a bit of a hidden indicator here, and I can’t quickly put my finger on it…

What about the Midlands?

The good people of the Midlands are kind of stuck in a limbo: thrown in with the answers from both sides of the country. For those who come from places like Birmingham, for example, popular tourist stop-off points included Cuba and the Caribbean. Trips to Egypt, too, are very popular. Cyprus and Bulgaria are quite prominent from a European standpoint.

The Greek Isles are popular with people from the Midlands as well as people from cities such as Liverpool. There’s a lot of diversity out there on the topic, and a lot of interesting discoveries. From Newcastle and Sunderland preferring Majorca and Bulgaria to the Scots looking to make a run for places like the Canary Islands, Portugal and Spain, it’s interesting to see the divide in climate, culture and cost depending on what part of the nation is being looked at for a holiday.

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Finnish Singing Taxi Service Makes Waves

Do you ever get into a taxi, feeling glad for the ride home, only to find out you have no money left?

Well, this can be awkward. You can either pay up the driver with a credit card in some cases, you can get money from your home or you could go to a bank machine. If none of these options are available, you can always get taken to the police station, right?

Well, thankfully, for the people of Finland, a new option exists: Sing!

With a new taxi shuttle service in Finland, you can pay off your cab ride by belting out a banger for the driver. Fortum Singalong Shuttle is a major and comical new summer service that is going to be up and running for most of the summer. it’s mostly aimed at getting people to the popular Ruisrock Festival, which is being held at present. This amazing service combines together the concept of pooling to get to the festival simply by paying for the ride with their voice.

These emission-free electric cars will be going around without causing any environmental harm. With a tablet installed into each car, you can choose the song that you wish to sing and then go for it. However, if you stop singing, then the ride will grind to a halt and you need to start singing again to keep it going!

This unique design by Fortum is supposed to help get customers more engaged with the ride and to help them see that a cleaner world is both possible and affordable. According to brand manager Jussi Malkia, this is a major step forward for transport, saying: ‘‘With Singalong Shuttle we want to show people in a joyful way how comfortable and easy it is to drive an electric car. The silent electric cars make it possible to enjoy singing without background noise and emissions’’

As one of the biggest names in the region, Fortum has quickly become a worldwide name thanks to this hilarious new trick that they have come up with. The aim is to try and get people to and from the festival without much issue. While those like myself who despise James Corden’ Carpool Karaoke might not like the reason for this existing, we can applaud the hearty message behind the campaign for sure!

Check this official video from their press release:

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Animals Vacation

Watch: Polar Bear Takes a Hotel Room for Free

There are times when we go out, and upon return, we might find a bug or other insects roaming around the floor. But this wasn’t the case Malin Stark witnessed. Malin is a nature guide in Norway. On a fine Sunday morning, Malin came back from a tour and found something unusual in her hotel room. She found a Polar bear sticking his head out of the hotel room’s window. This was very unusual.

Curious Creatures

This polar bear surprised everyone. Why would he enter a room? Maybe he was looking for food or he was just curious to find what’s inside a nature guide’s room. The curious polar bear decided to explore the hotel room and get some rest there. During the time he stayed the bear messed up the room by breaking wine bottles. The polar bear toured the room and when he decided to leave through the window he got stuck.

A Large Bear Stuck In a Tight Place

While the Polar bear enjoyed in the room he thought of going back to his own place and saw a window nearby. He saw a window and decided to get out from there. Unfortunately, he was too huge to get out of that small window.

A Slick Escape

The polar bear got stressed out. People started to gather around to help the bear come out. Even a helicopter arrived to help the poor bear. The loud noise of the helicopter further panicked the bear and he started to push himself harder, eventually squeezing himself out of the window. First, he took out his head, followed by paws and then the whole body. The bear was seen bleeding as he had gotten a small cut on his paw.

The Polar bear really did have a lot of adventure. We hope the polar bear’s paw gets recovered soon.

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Vacation

The Future Of Flight Experience

As one of the biggest names in aviation, Airbus is among the most popular transport groups in the European aviation circuit. Indeed, they’ve become even more popular thanks to their incredible decision to build mini-cabins for passengers who wish to get some good night’s sleep during the flight.

This was done by making some extra space in the cargo hold, using spare space in there to provide ample sleeping solutions.

So far, feedback has been more than positive, meaning that it’s likely that Airbus will continue on with the development. With double-decked bedding and seating areas, this offers a very exciting and engaging experience for anyone taking a long flight via Airbus.

Of course, without any windows, it’s not going to be suitable for those who feel claustrophobic or uncomfortable in such environments. While the aim is to try and simulate windows with high-definition screens, that’s still some way away.

This is otherwise known as Transpose and is going to help make a cost-effective way to allow passengers to rest whilst flying. The aim is to make sure that the cargo hold can be used for more than just storage, creating everything from space for sleeping to in-flight cafeteria meals and kids’ rooms.

It’s built on the classic freight train concept that often comes with all manner of café and sleeping options to be enjoyed. The aim is to help make sure that the entire cabin can be transformed in a few hours, making it easy for those wish to do something other than watch in-flight movies can do so!

For some time now, Airbus has been seen as one of the most impressive names in the aviation industry. Formed in 1967, they’ve always been about innovation. With both civil and military purposes part of the Airbus line, they’ve often found good ways to make the most of what they have got to work with.

Ever since the release of the Airbus A320, they’ve been quickly growing into a truly monumental part of the aviation experience. This is just another example of how far they have came, and how much they could still introduce to an industry that shows no signs of slowing down whatsoever.

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Vacation

When Should I book a Domestic Flight?

Flight fares are known to fluctuate due to many reasons. Higher demand for tickets can influence the rate at which it is sold at that particular time. There are also situations when the airline needs to sell out its tickets for the fast approaching flight schedule. In such a situation, it might be compelled to significantly reduce the flight fares in view of encouraging the public who wish to visit the flight destinations during that period.

The festive seasons and holidays are also periods when flight fares are quite high. Knowing the best time to get a good deal will require a careful study of the trends. However, some flight booking agencies have suggested the best time to get good deals.

Many suggestions projected by flight booking agencies and related online blogs suggest that the best flight deals are usually available at least 70 days before the departure date. Some frequent travelers have disputed this claim as merely a coincidence, while other reports have indicated that the best deals can be found at least 120 days before the departure date.

These assumptions may not influence the flight fares for some travel destinations that record high traffic such as tourist destinations. From these projections, it can be safe to assume that booking for your domestic flight well ahead of the planned date of departure can help you find some very cheap flight deals.

How much can we save?

On the average, you may be able to save about $200 or even more on flight deals. Your savings will depend on the location and how good the deal is at that time. Some flight destinations are known to feature very cheap deals, and the price goes even lower when there is a discount offer. Overall, finding the best fight deals may require some planning and daily analysis. If you have the time for this exercise, then you may just be flying at extremely low rates.

Checking the flight details daily, randomly entering in dates from 120 days to 21 days before your departure can reveal unbelievable flight rates. And you will also notice that on some days, the flight fares were significantly higher than other days. For example, booking for domestic flights anytime between 169-319 days may reveal higher flight fares with an addition of over $50, while booking very close to the departure date will reveal flight fares that may be higher by as much as $200.

Best days of the week

It is widely propagated that booking domestic flights on Tuesdays is the best option for everyone who wishes to enjoy lower flight fares. This makes some sense, Tuesdays are low traffic days, and the airlines need to make money.

However, other reports have indicated that Wednesdays are the best days to book domestic flights while Sundays are the most expensive days on domestic routes.
From these speculations, you can benefit by considering all these options. Some travelers must have noticed cheaper rates on Tuesdays to claim it is the best day to book domestic flights due to cheaper fares, same as Wednesday.

The claim that Sunday flight bookings are more expensive makes logical sense too. As earlier mentioned, you can start planning to get your cheaper flight bookings with the following information. Start checking for cheaper domestic flight fares at least 120 days to the departure date, and search for flight bookings on days such as Tuesday and Wednesday for the best results.

Flight fares are known to fluctuate due to many reasons. Higher demand for tickets can influence the rate at which it is sold at that particular time. There are also situations when the airline needs to sell out its tickets for the fast approaching flight...