Things You Can Do On A Trip - But Just Once In Your Lifetime

Make Your Next Trip Unforgettable

Are you going on an exotic adventure this year? Are you going somewhere that you have never been before, but have always dreamed of?

There is nothing more exciting than to take a trip to a part of the world that you have never experienced. With a little planning, you can make this a trip that is unforgettable.We are going to give you a few tips that will help you reach that goal.

Do some research

Before you go, take the time to learn about the destination. Learn about it’s customs and the people who live there. What do they do for a living? What is the area known for? What kind of food do they eat? What are their religious customs? While you are not expected to follow their customs, having this knowledge will help you show respect in certain situations

Make a social media site

Share your adventures with your friend’s and family. Post pictures. Tell stories about where you are and what you did that day. This is the modern way of sending postcards. Take videos of your experiences. Even something as simple as trying to order a meal when you don’t speak the language can be hilarious.

Do something that is unique to that particular piece of the world
This is your single opportunity to do something you have never done before and may never do again. What unique activity is this area famous for? Here are some suggestions.
  • Hike to the top of a volcano
  • Go scuba diving
  • Go swimming with the sharks
  • Explore caves and caverns
  • Instead of renting a hotel room, book a yacht and sleep on the water
  • Eat foods that are unique to the country (you can also offer foods that are unique to your country)
  • Rent bikes and cycle across the city or country sides

Keep an eye out for future plans
Maybe you have a wedding coming up. Would having a destination wedding in this area be a dream come true? It is easier than you think. Scout out the wedding customs of the area. Be sure that you and your bridal party bring your dresses with you. Everything else can be arranged at the site.

Take something to trade
This sounds a little weird, but it is loads of fun. Bring an inexpensive item from your county. While socializing with the locals, offer to trade them for something from their area. Neither of you will come back with a rare jewel. Your item will be inexpensive, unique, and a keepsake that you will never forget.

There are always humanitarian organizations that need help. Maybe you can help serve dinner for the poor. Maybe you can assist the workers who are drilling for water. There may be a need in schools that are teaching students English. There is no better way to remember your adventure than to leave the area a little better that it was when you arrived.

If you put a little effort into learning what you can before you go, you will be able to get the most of your trip. Download some apps that will help you with the language and maps of the area. The most important thing you can take with you is your spirit of adventure. Be open-minded and (cautiously) willing to try new things. If you follow these tips, you will indeed have an unforgettable trip.

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Thailand To Indonesia And Back With Google Maps

Southeast Asia is on the tourist trail. In fact, it’s fair to say this region is the tourist trail with the number of visitors it gets every year. Only Australia can really challenge it in the pound for pound rankings, especially for us Brits. Oh yes, we loves us some Asian fun in the sun. Although, Costa Rica sounds nice too 

 So, the idea that travellers are unable to plan a trip to the east seems weird. Just follow the circuit and everything will be fine. The thing is that the beaten track is great, but the diamonds in the rough are in the jungle waiting to be found. No one is saying miss out on the most popular spots, yet you may want to mix traditional with unorthodox. Thankfully, Google Maps can help because, well, Google knows all there is to know about travel hotspots. To show you just how supportive it is, take a look at the map(s) below. These are the places which are a must-see.


Bangkok To Chiang Mai 

 Bangkok is unavoidable because it’s the beating heart of Southeast Asia. From partying to banking to overall lifestyle, BK is untouchable. From England or anywhere in Britain really, the flight is about 15 hours which is long but worth it in the end. Once in the country, book a couple of nights in areas such as Nana Plaza and Patpong. Both are “red light districts,” yet the latter is family-friendly (believe it or not!) and even has a night market for shopping. Avoid Khao San Road. Culture-wise, Chiang Mai is the king of Thailand, so a short one-hour flight to the north is in order. Once there, don your best elephant pants, braid your dreadlocks and hit as many temples as possible. Wat Phra That Doi Suthep is probably the most beautiful, but Wat Phra Singh is a contender too. 

 Chiang Mai To Vang Vieng 

 Considering you’re already north, it makes sense to leave Thailand and head into Laos. Although it’s a touch sleepy, there is plenty to do and the peace and quiet will work wonders for your Zen. Vang Vieng is a *short car/bus journey away from CM. To be honest, there isn’t much to do other than “tubing” and to sit and watch TV and eat. The latter gets boring, but “tubing” is an experience because you get to drift down a river and stop off for drinks along the way. Some of the guides let you jump off rocks into the water, but it isn’t as common to see as the government stopped it. One or two nights in Vang Vieng is all you need, so go to Vientiane afterward. The capital is mainly a stop off point to recharge and go south, which is where you’ll find Si Phan Don. *please read sarcastically: the bus takes over 15 hours but you can’t fly. Sorry!

 Four Thousand Islands To Ho Chi Minh 

Si Phan Don is also known as the 4000 islands for self-explanatory reasons. It truly is a sight to see and well worth staying for a few days to take in the rafting and water-based activities. When the time comes to leave, Cambodia is next and Siem Riep is where you’ll find Angkor Wat. For a beer, head to the perfectly named “Pub Street.” Miss out Phnom Penh because there isn’t much to see unless you fancy the Killing Fields. The best place to go is Kampot, which is a stunning expat village. Once there, rent bikes and ride down to Kep to try the freshly caught seafood. From there, it’s a one-hour flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

 Ho Chi Minh To Hanoi (And Ha Long Bay)

 HCM City is a place full of history, so it makes sense to start at the Vietnam History Museum. Watch out for the partisan commentary because the Vietnamese don’t mind telling people they won the war! The Cu Chi tunnels aren’t to be missed either, neither is the chance to wriggle your way through one. There’s so much to see in the south, from Dalat to Nha Trang, yet a one-way ticket to Hanoi is in order to capture another cultural hub. Please try a local soup in what looks like a dive restaurant but what is really a culinary delight. The world-famous Ha Long Bay is available by tour so book it and use Hanoi as a base. When you get back, you’ll need a day to recover. Vietnam’s capital is a transport hub with great links, and it’s here you’ll find a cheap flight  to Malaysia.


Penang, Kuala Lumpur, And Malacca 

 To fly straight to Penang is a hassle, which is why a great tip is to go via Bangkok. It shaves two-hours off the journey. Penang is a fantastic place for a lot of things – the street art is superb – but the food will blow your mind. Most nights, there is a street market which serves a host of local and international cuisines for a jaw-dropping price. Don’t miss it because you’ll regret it later down the line. Kuala Lumpur is the next stop, and the Petronas Towers are a good way to start the visit. You will want to do it sooner because a new launch property in Kuala Lumpur may obscure the view in the future. However, you will be able to pick up a cheap property so it’s swings and roundabouts. After a spot of shopping, take a day trip to Malacca, a holiday destination for Malay people. Hit up Jonker Street, particularly at night if you want to see a crowd full of colour and vibrancy.


 KL To The Islands

 Here’s where it gets tricky because Indonesia is full of islands. Unless you’re a wildlife buff, miss out Sumatra and go to Java to see Jakarta. From there, head to Yogyakarta in central Java and Kalipuro in the east where there are active volcanoes. Ijen is special because the lava and sulphur mix at night to create a blue flame. Kalipuro is a short boat ride from Bali, where you can spend your days relaxing before flying back to BK.

 So, are you ready to rock and roll?!

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Rural Hunting Trips Prove to be the Perfect Business Development Opportunity

For people in the sorts of business where relationships matter, figuring out the right way to court a client is both difficult and important. Building these relationships is much like high school dating. Business development professionals can't come on too strong with clients or they risk turning them off. They also can't come across as weak, as this will leave an open door for the competition to swoop right in. Finding that middle ground can be the difference between getting a long-term client and coming up short. With this in mind, many companies choose to wine and dine their would-be clients and their most important existing clients. They are finding more and more creative ways to do so. Deer hunting in Alabama has proven to be an effective tool for this purpose. 

When it comes to deer hunting Alabama is one of the best places in the United States. It has everything you would need for a good deer hunting trip. That includes a lot of open land and a copious amount of whitetail deer. Those who own deer hunting property in Alabama work year around to cultivate the deer population. They use corn to attract the deer to certain places. These owners are masters at creating the sort of environment where a hunter is almost certain to see a deer. At the same time, they know how to create an environment that leaves at least some challenge to the hunting. 

These deer hunting ranches are fully equipped with everything that a hunter could want. If hunters don't want to travel with their own shotguns and rifles, they can use the guns at the ranch. They can purchase ammunition on site. The best of these ranches provide food and drink for hunters, even providing the wine or beer to make the trip a little better. Hearing about, one can see how companies would want to use these trips to woo potential clients. 

Hunting trips are unique, offering something a little different compared to the average client dinner or sports game. Most clients have been in a suite for a professional basketball game, but how many have had the chance to drink, eat and shoot in rustic luxury? That's what many companies are thinking today when they book luxurious deer hunting trips to try to close those critical sales. 
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Travel Investments That Just Keep On Giving And Giving

If you want to travel more often, then it’s a good idea to plan ahead for it. Rather than taking a vacation “when you can”, set a time and a place to travel in advance. If you do it often enough, then why not consider an investment that makes it easier to vacation more often? Here, we’re going to look at some investments that could make travel cheaper or more accessible in the long run for those who want to get out much more than they already do.

The trusty companion of many a road warrior, if road trips are your thing, then purchasing an RV or a trailer could help you make a lot of room in your budget. You can save money on accommodation, on food, and make sure you always have somewhere comfortable to sleep, road trip after road trip. For those who love being in charge of where they take their vacation, rather than letting the vacation take them, an RV can be a perfect way to do it.

A boat
Boats aren’t necessarily the sole province of those who can afford huge luxury yachts. If you love fishing, exploring rivers, cruising along the coat, or simply getting out to find some solitude away from land, then a small vessel like a pontoon boat could be a great investment. With the kind of gear shown at, you could make it ready for fishing, for diving, for navigating, and for keeping you and your family comfortable. If you know the real value of a trip out on the water, then you know how rewarding the right boat could be.

A vacation home
Vacation homes should not be bought on a whim. Yes, if you have a destination that’s your absolute favorite, they can be an easy way to ensure you always have a place to stay there. However, they are also expensive, so vacation homeowners need to think about the questions raised at, such as how they’re going to make back their investment. If you’re willing to put the time in, by renting out that vacation home, you can even end up making a profit. If you solely want somewhere you can occasionally stay, rather than a piece of valuable real estate, then timeshares might be more relevant to you.

A travel fund
Perhaps you’re a little more varied in your travels or a little more improvisational. You don’t know where you want to go until you spot it. Rather than spotting it and having to delay it until you have the necessary funds, anyone who’s truly into travel should have an ongoing travel fund that’s always getting a little money put into it at any time. It can make it a lot easier to get up and go sooner when you decide where you’re headed next.

Think about the kind of vacations you want to have and the kind of investments that could make it a lot easier. You could save a lot of money, or even stand to make a profit in some cases.

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Starting your Own Little League

One of the most popular sports across the US is baseball. Everyone loves watching their team step up and beat the competition, and if you’re in any doubt as to whether this is true, just check out your kid’s school. Little League is a rite of passage for most children and if you’ve got your own kids, you may be tempted to get started with your own Little League team.
Starting a youth baseball team with a PayPal working capital loan is a great way to get kids out into the sunshine to play sports, meet other parents and help children to build healthy, competitive relationships with each other. The kids who are interested in playing baseball on a team are usually excited about increasing their skills in various areas but are also thinking ahead of what they could put onto their college resume one day. Sports are a great way to hand kids self-esteem, a competitive spirit and it gives you a chance to run a mini-business. You could get your team kids fundraising for away games and contests and you get a chance to be involved in a sport that you love.
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It’s not a light thing to consider, starting a baseball team. You’ll be managing rosters and players while also managing parent egos on the field. You need to contact the right associations in your area to register your team and each baseball association usually has annual fees that team coaches have to pay to keep their teams legally registered. You won’t be doing it all by yourself, either. You need to ask others to help you to coach, and each coach should be background checked and cleared to work with children. It doesn’t matter whether this is full time or not, you need to ensure the safety of the children while you provide them with something fun to do after school and on weekends.
Before you get started, you and your coaches should attend a few youth baseball games. This will give you a good idea of which age group you’d like to recruit and the level of competition out there that you will have to contend with. There’s no use in recruiting kids who won’t be able to manage, and you need to discuss with your coaches a roster of training that the kids you bring onto the team can manage. Then, you need to hold tryouts. Advertising should be done in local schools in your district, community centres and even your neighbourhood. Don’t just advertise for players, either – advertise for parent helpers who can come and assist during game times and training sessions. Find a baseball field that you can block out time during the week on and set your sessions.

Once you’ve done all that, you can work on the team name and colours and think of a message that you want your team to spread. You’re a community, and this means working together to have fun and be responsible. Batter up – it’s your turn to shine!
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10 Reasons Why Indonesia Needs To be Your Next Travel Destination!

When it comes to travelling, there are a lot of people who tend to stick with the obvious destinations, assuming that if they go somewhere, that's either incredibly popular or that they've never been before, they're sure to have the best possible time. Now, there is definitely something to be said for that kind of method of travelling; it does mean that you may well end up missing out on some truly incredible opportunities. For example, you might have visited Thailand many times and discovered a lot of truly wonderful things about it. However, if you head south just a little bit to Indonesia, you're likely to find a place that is totally unique and genuinely amazing that a lot of people wouldn't even consider as a travel destination. However, this lesser known Southeast Asian nation has so much to offer a traveller that it can actually be kind of staggering. With that in mind, here are ten reasons why Indonesia needs to be your next travel destination.

1. Jakarta

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If there's one reason to visit Indonesia above just about any other, it's almost certainly going to be its capital city of Jakarta. If there was ever a place that summed up the phrase "melting pot" more than Jakarta, I haven't seen it. It's one of the most bustling and exciting capital cities in the world with people from all walks of life connecting with each other. With the balance of Indonesia's long history and some truly amazing modern architecture, there really is no city in the world quite like Indonesia's capital.

2. Sumatra

Of course, if you want a completely different experience then Sumatra is the kind of sprawling natural playground that you might have thought only existed in your wildest dreams. Whether you're there to see the beautiful rainforests, or to get up close and personal with the elephants that guard the northern rainforest of Tangkahan, Sumatra is the kind of place that can make you feel as though you've spent into a fantasy land that you might have assumed only ever existed in stories.

3. Java

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A lot of people are unsure about visiting Java when they first hear about the population. With more than 140 million residents, it's easy to assume that any trip to Java is going to leave you cramped in with so many other people that you can barely breathe. However, that's simply not the case. The truth is that there are plenty of areas of Java where you can go and get away from it all. Java is home to some of Indonesia's most breathtaking national parks as well as some truly awe-inspiring volcanoes!

4. Incredible diving

You might think that the great barrier reef or some areas in the Caribbean are the best places in the world to go diving, but that's just because you haven't experienced the magic of Indonesia's Coral Triangle. Heading out into this water by boat and then diving in the incredible reef is an experience like no other. Not only are you going to see more of the world's known coral species than just about anywhere else, but the thousands of reef fish that you see at the same time and likely to leave you utterly breathless.

5. Amazing business and career opportunities

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Of course, you might not be in Indonesia for a vacation at all but rather an opportunity to relocated. Luckily, Indonesia isn't just known for its incredible sightseeing opportunities. It's also a thriving and exciting centre of business and commerce. Sites like can help you find the kinds of business premises that you need, and there are huge amounts of skilled people in the country who can help any business that you start get off the ground. You might not have considered somewhere like Indonesia to be the best place to start a new career, but the number of opportunities available to you is simply too high to pass up.   

6. Bali

Of course, if you're looking to get off the grid and avoid the hustle and bustle of city life entirely, then Bali is the perfect place for you. It's long been the ideal destination for backpackers looking to spend some time away from the rush of the world for a while. From the volcanoes to the gorgeous beaches, Bali can be the perfect place to rest, relax, and spend some time on your own. Then again, if you're not really into camping and roughing it, then Bali also boasts some genuinely incredibly luxury hotels.

7. The indigenous tribes

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Borneo is an area of Indonesia that has always had a serious reputation among adventurers for its indigenous tribes. While many places have found their indigenous culture diluted by the presence of explorers, the tribes of places like Kalimantan are relatively untouched and almost completely preserved from interference by the outside world. This means that there really is no better chance for you to experience what it's like to live life away from the rest of society.

8. The culture

But it's not just the indigenous culture of Indonesia that's worth your attention. Places like Yogyakarta, the country's second-largest city, are genuinely amazing cultural hubs that need to be seen to be believed. With concerts, restaurants, museums, exhibitions, and so much more, it's the kind of place that's just brimming with life and energy. Being able to immerse yourself in a totally new culture that you might never have previously even imagined can be one of the best and most gratifying experiences in the world for any traveller.

9. Spiritual history

You could visit Indonesia every year, maybe even multiple times a year, and still never see every temple that it has to offer. The country has a remarkable spiritual history that is at once beautifully preserved and carried forward into the modern era. From the well-known temples of Borobudur and Prambanan to Pura Ulun Danu Bratan in Bali which looks as though it's floating in the middle of a lake. If you're the kind of person who's interested in the traditions and history of wherever you're visiting, there's enough in Indonesia to keep you happy and occupied for the rest of your life!

10. The price

If there's one thing that stands between more people and their travel dreams than any other, it's money. Money dictates the way we live our lives, and, no matter how you like to spin it, travel isn't cheap. However, Indonesia is actually one the cheapest travel destinations out there. With the cost of everything from food and drink to hotels to beaches being far lower than the average for other, similar destinations. Now, whether that will continue to be the case as more and more people start to realise just what an incredible destination this nation is can't really be said for certain, but as it stands there are few better travel options available to you when you're working on a relatively limited budget,

Of course, Indonesia is just one of millions of different places that are waiting for you to discover them. The key is not to get too wrapped up in the obvious places to the point where it starts to prevent you from being able to fully appreciate all of the amazing things that the world has to offer you. If you're just willing to open yourself up to new opportunities and discoveries, then you'll find that there is almost always a new adventure to be had out there in the world.
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California Dreamin' : The Essential Sights

California is a state full of contrasts, from its vibrant coastal locations to its sleepier, rural interior. A fabulous location for a trip with friends or even a family break that goes beyond the tired cliché of theme parks it's perhaps better known for. Delve deeper into this fascinating location and plan a break that gets you to the heart of the Pacific Region, from the majesty of the Sierra Nevada mountains to the Mojave Desert, the scenic San Francisco and the movie magic of Los Angeles. Here’s what you shouldn’t miss:

Wine Tasting in the Napa Valley

Napa Valley produces the most prestigious and well-regarded wine in California, so a trip round some of its many vineyards is not to be missed. Winemakers here have been growing crops since the mid-1800s, digging caves and planting vines into the steep hillsides.A narrow 5-mile wide valley provides the wine-growing territory for 30 miles length and is lined with wine tasting venues. You can find a guide to the best ones to visit here.

La Jolla Coastline

If you’re after an upmarket seaside experience, La Jolla, home to Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve, is sure to impress with its breath-taking rugged coastline. Sweeping ocean vistas, excellent rock pooling and some amazing restaurants provide the perfect escape from a hectic road trip itinerary. If you like golfing, the location offers some great courses plus ocean attractions such as kayaking, paddleboarding, surfing and scuba diving. The San Diego Marriott La Jolla makes a great base to explore the resort.

The Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco

As one of the most photographed structures in the US, this iconic structure has appeared in countless TV shows and movies but loses no grandeur for that when you see it in person. A landmark feature of engineering prowess, it was the first bridge support ever to be constructed in the open ocean. There are plenty of viewing points on and around the structure itself along with gift shops and cafes. Walking onto the Bridge itself can be a dizzying feat, rising to 220 feet above the water at its mid-span. There are free, regular walking tours if you’re keen to learn the history surrounding this amazing structure.

The Hollywood Sign

No trip to Los Angeles would be complete without a snap for your Instagram feed of the iconic Hollywood sign, erected in 1923. Initially reading ‘Hollywoodland’, the surviving nine letters face into the Los Angeles basin and are visible from several points. Best viewed on your way to something else, you shouldn’t pass up the chance to get a shot with the sign looming in the background – note that it is not illuminated at night, so you’ll need to go past during the day. It’s a fun and completely free thing to do if you’re in the area.

Yosemite Valley

If getting back to nature suits you, America’s second-largest national park is a jewel in Cali’s crown. Home to the tallest waterfall in the US, the world’s largest granite monolith, the powerful Mariposa River and an abundance of wildlife, it’s a perfect escape from the hectic pace of modern life to wonder at the beauty of nature.
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