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Bizarre Foods around the World


Friday, March 17th, 2017

Global gourmet is immensely wide and sometimes when you feel like trying it all, you may end up witnessing something that can lift-up your belief from the food in total. Where people who fond of travel tend to travel a lot and open to try every concoction present in the world, there are tons of things that may make you sick only by knowing about their key ingredient. If you have been living to eat only and consider your stomach strong enough to take anything or everything eatable in your sight, you should consider to rethink your claim as our world is filled with many bizarre things that are quite common to eat in the world and often have an awkward experience to those who tend to discover such surreal foods. To those who like to feed themselves with such an unpredictable and extremely surreal dishes, we have come up with the most bizarre foods around the world:

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  1. Escamoles, Mexico

An edible larva as well as pupae of venomous ant species within their eggs prepared to be used as a stuffing between sandwiches, tacos and Omelets, Ecamoles is one of the most bizarre dishes of the Americas, and majorly tried by tourists taking flights to New Mexico City. Tasting like nuts with cottage cheese and butter, this exquisite dish may look awesome to locals, but when you have to try or cook it by yourself, you will find the dish quite a bizarre experience in the Mexico. A cultural dish that have been into existence since the age of Aztecs, Escamol is a must try dish if you can ignore the icky part of usage of Liometopum Apiculatum ants.

  1. Tuna Eyeballs, Japan

Tuna fish is among widely tried and loved fishes in the world and have been consumed by locals from across the world for a very long time. What if all you have is not the flesh, but the eyeballs of a fish in your platter? Would you like to give it a go? In Japan, this exquisite delicacy is a traditional gourmet and have been feasted by ample of locals as well as tourists taking flights to Japan from around the world who tend to taste almost everything existing on the platter. Used as a completely different entity in the fish markets of the Japan, Tuna Eyeballs are plucked before selling the rest of the raw fish out and are taken preserved to sell alone in local supermarkets. Prepared after boiling or steaming the eyeballs and seasoning them with soy sauce, this dish somewhat a popular choice among locals to have as a part of their meal.

  1. Crispy Tarantula, Cambodia

Who would have thought that one of the most disgusting and psychologically disturbing creatures on earth can be treated as a delicacy in any part of the world? The dangerous species of spiders, Tarantulas are considered as a crispy appetizers in the gourmet of Cambodia. Taste similar to crab, the deep-fried crispy tarantulas are something that can be found like a hotdog in the streets of entire Cambodia. A local snack for centuries, crispy tarantulas are now a hot favorite dish to try in the heart of Cambodia and quite popular among locals as well as global travelers stepping out of frequent flights to Cambodia from around the world. So, if you have the chance, would you try it?

  1. Balut, the Philippines

When it comes to bizarre foods around the world, a list is incomplete without introducing the traditional Philippine delicacy called the “Balut”. A spectacular delicacy that has earned its fame for being enough gruesome as well as bizarre in preparation, Balut is something that is quite a luxurious dish to have in the Philippines. Using the embryo of duck egg, this traditional dish is often tried after boiling the egg alive and popping open the hood of the egg and dipping the stuff inside in the sauce made of vinegar, chili and salt and crunching down on everything inside including the bones, feathers and rest of the stuff.

  1. Locusts, Israel

If you have been liking chocolates, then reading ahead may disturb your very soul as Vietnam has been the home of one of the most prominently bizarre dish that consist of a dream ingredient and an ingredient that has been icky enough to spoil your mood. Locusts has been a combination of fried locusts that are served after dipping down in chocolate and covering the disgusting creatures into something we have been savoring on since our childhood. A prominent kosher snack that has been crispy enough to forget French fries and leave you stunned by the blend of surreal tastes is something that can never been forgotten for being such a decisive and bizarre at the same time.

The definition of bizarre food for most of us may vary, based on the key ingredients of our traditional foods, yet there are some dishes that can unite us with similar thoughts and tastes and above dishes may make you wonder whether you would like to travel to the above destinations or not. Yet, if you have been judging the destinations by the dishes, you should consider to try something different as neither of the city or culture have everything revolving around these surreal dishes. So, next time you crave for something unusual or have a delight of visiting to destinations alike and wish to avoid such things in your plate, just remember the names and what they made of and you are good to go. And don’t forget to share your thoughts on the same in the comment section and considering Travelation as your travel partner for your journeys ahead.


Best St Patricks Day Parade around the World


Friday, February 10th, 2017

One of the widely celebrated festivals on earth, Saint Patrick’s Day is an exquisitely amazing carnival that falls on the 17th of March every year and leave everyone in the hangover of loads of fun and excitement. A day that is a remembrance of Saint Patrick’s demise that has now become a worldwide phenomenon, St. Patrick’s Day is truly a magnificent event to attend in various parts of the world. As the geographical location changes, the ways of celebration as well as scale varies. Hence, if you are planning a vacation at St. Patrick’s Day, you will come across some magnificent options to choose from to have not only a vacation full of carnival extravaganza, but you will also be able to explore some of the best St. Patrick’s Day parades around the world. Following are the places that are good to go and enjoy the heavenly occasion of the Feast of Saint Patrick:

St. Patrick's Day

  1. Chicago, Illinois

A day when everything goes green in the panoramic city of Illinois, Chicago celebrates the St. Patrick’s Day in the theme style like no one else. From dressing in traditional attire to dyeing the Chicago River, preparing huge feasts and magnificent shows throughout the city, you will find plenty of attributes that will give you the real feel of Saint Patrick’s Day whilst offering a spellbinding exposure of zealous carnival and parades that follow the traditional way and walking down the road aside blimps. Enjoy a day full of music, parades, carnival enjoyment and more whilst savoring on some of the finest regional traditional dishes and having a shining and splendid experience of cheering on St. Patrick’s Day.

  1. New York City, New York

Broke out from Ireland, the fantastic festival of St. Patrick’s Day remains much more exciting and delightful in the bustling streets of New York. Featuring an abundant variety of costumes, musicians, mascots, blimps and more, St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York is extremely wonderful and ideal to experience whilst you are in the northern region of the United States. Unlike the traditional ways that are followed in the Chicago, New York city showcases a fantastic vibrancy and dynamism that makes the parades and surroundings much more cheerful and exhilarating. The food stalls around the parade route are the finest thing to come across for the foodies who are have taken the advantage of offers on flights to New York during St. Patrick’s Day.

  1. Washington D.C.

Washington DC have always been considered as the finest place to experience any sort of celebration in the United States and when it comes to St. Patrick’s Day Parade, the city offers a huge zeal and exposure towards Irish culture whilst keeping things slightly American. A day when the President’s House catch the green hue for to show the gratitude towards Saint Patrick, you can enjoy a remarkable experience especially in the southern lawn where the fountains are artificially colored in green and giving a spectacular view of alleys where the parades take place in chariots and many vehicles that are decorated in the theme of Saint Patrick’s Day. The band presentation in the parade in Washington is considered to be the finest of the United States.

  1. London, England

It is often said that if you like to enjoy a European festival, there is no better place for wonderful presentation than the British capital. A day when big mascots and blimps cover a big area of the roads of London and the Millennium Wheel gets lit in green color to honor the Irish Patron Saint, Saint Patrick’s Day makes complete sense whilst celebrated in London. Parade beginning  from Green Park whilst walking towards Trafalgar Square, you can enjoy a big part of the day, admiring the beautiful way of celebration as well as the zeal among locals as well as international tourists taking flights to London from around the world and having a tremendous getaway experience.

  1. Dublin, Ireland

There is nothing in the world that can beat the original way of celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. Dublin, the origin place where all these traditions began and spread across the globe is something that can beat any kind of parade any year. With thousands of peoples including locals and international travelers that took flights to Dublin enjoy the festivities like there is no tomorrow. With giant blimps, mascots, bands, displays and more, you can literally witness the bookish way of celebration with a twist of joy and thrill in Dublin. A parade where people joining paint their faces in the traditional colors and wear the attire that suits the festivity stroll around various parts of the city is something that will give you the feeling about how giant the festival really is.

There are dozens of other places around the world that offer a thriving experience of Saint Patrick’s Day parade including Australia, Mumbai, Goa, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Montreal, Dubai, Tokyo and more. So, if you have been planning to stepping out of the house to participate in this spellbinding parade, all you need to do is pack your bags and consider Travelation as your preferred travel partner to enjoy some great deals and offers on flights to your dream destination.


The Best Places to Travel in November


Friday, October 14th, 2016

The month of festival, excitement and joy is just round the corner and everyone around you must have started talking about their travel plans with family or friends. As the month of November begins, people will start flying to the exotic destinations or heading towards their home to celebrate the auspicious occasions occur in the festive month. In case, you haven’t planned anything yet and looking for a getaway suitable for your budget, theme and accompany, Travelation is proudly helping you out by giving you some ideas about the best places to travel in November. Following destinations are the most popular getaways with attributes to be enjoyed in the month of November as well as budget-friendly as you can easily find cheap airfares for your dream destination. So, have a look at the ideas below and plan your trip accordingly:

  1. Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado

There is no better time than visiting and exploring the beauty and diversity of Denver than the month of November. The month when you can experience the artistic diversity and intelligence of Colorado along with the creativity through myriad events including art galleries, exhibitions, film festivals and more. Besides, many art galleries and museums organizes different programs to showcase the immense collection and myriad themes as per the trend. You can also enjoy some great festivities going in and around the city that are perfect to explore with such a mild weather conditions and offering the true beauty with fewer crowd on the streets.

  1. New York City, New York

New York City

Visiting New York doesn’t require any specific time. It is often said that there is no bad time to visit the Big Apple. However, if you are looking to dodge the bustling streets with fewer crowd at the attractions, visiting New York City in the month of November will bring some advantages. The month when the artistic capital of the world showcase its real colors and offer the tourists the best of the scenes of its diversity, New York blooms with smart travelers and give them the best experience with optimum attributes. With huge celebrations of Thanksgiving and Halloween going around the month, you can thoroughly enjoy the real charm of NYC and have a wonderful time with family especially kids.

  1. Miami, Florida

Miami, Florida

November is the ideal month for those who always look for a getaway to the beaches and there is no other destination in the entire United States that can beat the beauty, charisma and charm of Miami. One of the most popular destinations of the Florida, Miami makes a great getaway destination when it comes to a beach vacation. Also, the month of November offers great value for money travel packages and cheap airfares to Miami that are perfect to plan a family getaway and get your mind off from all the stress and saving some extra dollars. So, if you like dipping in refreshing beaches, Miami is the destination just for you.

  1. Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada

The charisma of Las Vegas have never been hidden from anyone. Even being surrounded by the deserts of Nevada, this enthralling city has shown its beauty and charm to the rest of the world and if you too feel like having a first-hand experience of Las Vegas, the ideal time would be the month of November. The month when scorching heat moved on and peak season of New Year is about to begin, shoulder month of November makes it quite affordable as well as enjoyable with fewer crowd and more beauty to explore on foot. So, if you are planning a group getaway or a trip with friends to the beautiful and dazzling city of Las Vegas, November is the month just right for you.

  1. Los Angeles, California

Los Angeles, California

The home of Hollywood and one of the most prosperous and delightful conurbations of California, Los Angeles is truly something that will give you a chance to explore the beauty, charm and vividness. The month of November gives an ideal time to save a fortune on travel deals as the peak season is about to begin, you can enjoy the dramatic sunset from the coasts or can enjoy the TV/film shootings going around the alleys of the city. If you have kids with you, hit a theme park or go for the beaches to enjoy some soothing time and take all the tension off your head.

Although, November is somehow in between peak traveling season and shoulder traveling season where you can have the best weather conditions, events going on and delighting cheap airfares. All that depends is what interest you more and you can plan your trip accordingly. So, if you have made a clear picture with the help of options suggested above, quickly pack your bags and book your last minute flights with Travelation.


5 Top Ways to Earn Money While Traveling


Thursday, September 29th, 2016

We all know the pain of increasing expenses and reducing savings while traveling and no matter how much we enjoy traveling the world, somewhere down the line, it hurts us the most. Hence, to give you all an idea that can also be treated as an excuse blower as well as stress repellant, we have brought a list of travel tips that can be used to make sure you earn money while traveling and enjoying the beauty of the earth. Following are the 5 top ways to earn money while traveling and enjoying the equal amount of fun and excitement of traveling like a regular voyaging across the earth:

  1. Street or Stage Performer

Street or Stage Performer

This is among the boldest and finest way of traveling the world and earning out some money. If you have the skillset to perform such artistic work, you must try to perform on the streets or in the clubs, theaters, stage shows and more. There is always an opportunity to the culturally rich cities across the world where you can find yourself more connected culturally if you have that artistic fling in you. Try playing guitar, stage acting (cameo), singing, magic etc. that are the biggest catch for the local as well as tourists and can get you to earn some handsome money without breaking too much of sweat.

  1. Selection of a Career Involve a lot of Traveling

Career Involve a lot of Traveling

There are always many professions that involve traveling around the world. We all understand that while working, it is hard to concentrate on the fun in order to work efficiently. But eventually, we all get some time for us to enjoy while working abroad. Profiles like merchant navy, pilot, air stewards/hostess and multi-national company personnel often get the opportunity to explore the world while earning their bread and butter. These profile seems to be quite depressing, but if you have the fire to discover the world and enjoy the beauty of myriad cultures, you will find the working on such profiles much more exciting.

  1. Tour Guides

Tour Guides

Although, most of us do not prefer such profiles as it involves a lot of information as well as presentation skills, yet if you are looking forward to be on budget and earning some excellent amount, tour guide is one of the finest jobs you can have. It is really easy to get an agency to represent you as a guide among tourists as they always seek more people and all you need to do is learn as much as you can before going to your designated attraction. Also, you will get the chance to get to know people from different culture, geographical location and myriad psychology, which eventually helps to groom your personality tenfold.

  1. Tutor or Guest Lecturer

Guest Lactures

These kind of profiles requires an extreme set of skills and expertise in your forte along with many degrees, certifications and majors. And if you consider yourself worthy enough to share your intelligence and knowledge with others, becoming a guest lecturer or a tutor can always help to get you established worldwide as well as get paid a handsome amount with dignity. For most of the American people, it is quite easy to find a tutor job related with English & French Language, Engineering, Art and many other subjects we have major in. There are tons of cities out there that require such attention and knowledge to get better education and refined information. So, you are not just traveling the world or earning some money, you are actually utilizing your skills and knowledge a noble cause.

  1. Part Time Resort or Camping Employee

Part time job

Although, most of us do not prefer working as an employee that can be treated as a waiter or worse, yet if you have the skills of an adventurer or sales person, you can always make your way to the resorts or camping agencies. There are tons of resorts, hotels and accommodation providers who seek people from different communities to provide the tourists a friendly and comfortable atmosphere and they choose you to be their representative in front of American guests. In case of camping instructor or expert, you are getting paid a lot, get to meet new people, make friends while polishing your skills and exploring new heights of natural beauty on the expenses of your agency.

People often mention that it is really hard to survive in an unknown country when you have nothing much to do. However, if you are determined and skilled, there are plenty of things that will come handy to travel the world while polishing your skills and earning money. So, think about it and make your travel plans more enjoyable with our travel tips and stay tuned for more!


Top Events in June You Cannot Miss


Tuesday, June 7th, 2016

June is the month of fun, excitement and celebrations. Hence, you will find countless of galas and celebrations happening across the world. Whether it’s Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia or US, traveling to destinations you like will give you a perfect exposure of culture, heritage, lifestyle, art and traditions. June is the perfect time when we all can see the change in nature and people switching between two seasons. As a result, countless of cities and town get indulge in myriad celebrations related to their heritage, culture and art to welcome the season of summer. Following are the top events in the month of June you cannot resist to join:

Summerfest, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Summerfest, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Among the largest music festivals in the world, Summerfest is about to set its stage in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States where, every year, more than half a million music lovers gather around to witness and showcase the emerging and local as well as international talent since 1968. 11 nights of spectacular music and magnificent performances by the biggest stars of music industry makes the event one of the finest music festivals.


Infiorata di Genzano, Genzano, Italy

Infiorata di Genzano, Genzano, Italy

A traditional festival celebrated each year in the month of June by people from Genzano, Italy, Infiorata di Genzano is among the most charming festivals of Italy. A three day festival which comprises streets decorated with flower petal carpets on the wide stretched streets followed by a preparation for the feast of Corpus Christi. The festival that dates back to the 17th century, Infiorata di Genzano is one of the most stunning, dreamy and picturesque event you must visit in the month of June.


Dragon Boat Festival, Hunan province, China

Dragon Boat Festival, Hunan province, China

One of the most renowned festivals across the world and among the most adventurous events in China, Dragon Boat Festival is something you must witness for at least once in your life. The festival that comprises a feast of rice dumplings, realgar wine and a marvelous race among dragon boats, the Dragon Boat festival draws millions of tourists from across the world who travel all the way to China just to watch fascinating races among well decorated boats lead by the strong contestants.


Battle of the Wines, Biliblio, Haro, La Rioja, Spain

Battle of the Wines, Biliblio, Haro, La Rioja, Spain

An unusual festival with a wonderful way of celebration, Battle of the Wines is a spellbinding experience to have. As understood by the name, the festival includes usage of wine, but not as a feast. People celebrating the festival while using the various ways to pour wine on other people by using water guns, bottles, jars, buckets along with the traditional way of using old boots. Each year, thousands of tourists take cheap flights to Haro, Spain and get a hand-on experience of this high spirited festival in the heart of Spain.


The Calcio Storico Fiorentino, Florence, Italy

The Calcio Storico Fiorentino, Florence, Italy

June is among the perfect months to visit Florence, as the city enjoys some of the finest festivals including Calcio Storico Fiorentino. A festival that comprises some of the greatest sport battles, including soccer, wrestling and rugby among four regional teams. Here, teams dress in the traditional attire whilst following their team color combination, i.e. blue, white, red and green. It is also considered to be the biggest sport events in the region and is followed from the 16th century.

There are endless of other festivals and events organized around the world to showcase the diversity and beauty of the culture, history, art and sports from their respective region. So, if you too are interested in exploring some of the finest cities around the world, then June is indeed a perfect time to travel and get cheap flights and saving a bit extra.


How to Travel Full Time for Cheap Before You Go


Friday, May 27th, 2016

Travel is an inseparable part of our lives and sometimes all we need is a destination and a budget to go for it. However, many times when we are out of budget, we can’t be a full time traveler and need some tricks and travel hacks to save as much as possible. With a lot of research and references from various frequent travel authors, we have come up with the best techniques, through which, you can travel full time for cheap and plan everything before you go.

Travel Plans

Be Flexible with Your Travel Date
Being fixed on your travel dates may cause bit of an extra charges and expensive air tickets. Believe it or not, if you are a bit flexible on your travel dates and have better ideas to keep the spirit of travel alive, you can save a lot than you can imagine. Here is some advice; try to exclude weekends, festivals, special occasions and peak season. This way, you can skip the hard-hitting demand of flight tickets and avoid the higher prices on flight tickets.

Budget Accommodations Instead of Luxurious Hotels
When you are away from home and try to be a true traveler, the ideal way is to choose a budget accommodation and avoid flashy, lavishing and over-priced hotels. Go for hostels, budget hotels or any acquainted person’s house for a stay. Also, you can select even better options like sharing accommodation with a friend who is traveling with you and so on. This idea keeps your travel spirits on top as well as open the opportunity to explore your destination even deeper with a close connection with locals.

Avoid Booking Too Early or Too Late
Many of us have this misconception that booking flight late can cost us more and with this ideology, we book our flight tickets too early. However, there is a big chance that you end up booking your flights at a higher price. It is being said by many travel authors and experts that booking too early can cost you even more. So, booking date may vary as per the occasion. The ideal time to book a flight ticket is 50-90 days prior to departure date. However, the time can vary in case of a big event coming on your desired date.

Go for Budget Airlines
We all know, luxury comes with expenses and the same proverb is true in context of flight fares. Booking flight with a luxury airline or charter flights can cost you way more than a regional/budget flight. It is observed that booking a flight with a budget, flag airline or regional air carrier is much cheaper than the luxury airlines. Hence, booking a flight with the respective country’s flag airline or with an airline which belongs to budget alliances will help you to save more for your travel.

Picking Cheaper Destinations
Picking a destination for your travel is the most important part of your planning. Be aware about the cost of living, the total distance and duration of travel which will be incorporated in your travel expenses at the end of your trip and can seriously damage your budget for future. A destination with cheaper airfare, budget cost of living and great attractions is the key to a budget yet thriving travel experience.

There are chances that you may find a better way to save on a flight ticket whilst planning your upcoming trip. However, there are no specific travel tips that may help you to get an assured savings for your next travel, but planning in smart way can save a lot than you can think of, all you need is a bit more research, and you can save plenty.


The Breathtaking Caves around the World


Wednesday, March 16th, 2016

Earth is a beautiful planet with a variety of natural wonders, unique phenomenon and a variety of alluring sights that can put anyone in the state of awestruck. With the plethora of eye-catching attractions and wonderful landmarks, it is impossible to stop ourselves from being influenced by the charm of all these miraculous things. Out of these wonders, there are other extra-ordinary elements of the nature and earth that are known by the name of Caves. These natural underground spaces are formed by the change of weather and many changes that take over years and result in such beautiful formations.

Archaeologists and nature lovers have expressed a lot about these caves and described their majestic allure that captivates and holds the minds of the visitors. There are numerous breathtaking caves present over the world, out of which we have picked up a few to tell you about them and take you to a world of wonders. Take a look at them and see what impact they have on you.

  1. Cave Of Crystals, Mexico:

    Cave Of Crystals, Mexico

    Situated in the Chihuahua area of Mexico, Cave of Crystals is the first cave that we have picked up. Discovered by the miners of the Naica Mine in 2000, this wonderful cave is made up of crystals and connected to the mine. The huge crystals add magic to its charisma and make it a brilliant wonder of nature. The extremely hot temperatures and huge crystals make it an unspoilt spot.

  2. Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand:

    Waitomo Glowworm Caves, New Zealand

    Known for the huge population of the glow worms, Waitomo is a cave in New Zealand that happens to be another remarkable cave. Arachnocampa luminosa are the glow worms that make the cave sparkle and shine bright and are the reason of its popularity. It is a popular tourist attraction and shall be visited to witness the wondrous phenomenon and the sights that will make you fall in love with this place.

  3. Važecká Cave, Slovakia:

    Slovakia

    Set at an altitude of 748 meters, Vazecka Cave is a 400m long limestone cave that is another breathtaking place, which is going to leave you spellbound. The cave was founded in 1922 and lies in the northern Slovakia. It is one of most iconic landmarks and is known for its stalactites and magnificent fauna. It can be easily visited through the village of Važec. Visit it soon to see the magic yourself.

  4. Bystrianska Cave, Slovakia:

    Bystrianska Cave, Slovakia

    Located on the southern slopes of Nizke Tatry Mountains, Bystrianska is yet another amazing cave, which had been discovered in 1951. Made up of huge limestones, the cave is open for public visiting since 1968 and has been wooing all its visitors with the flawless grace. The only 490m area can be seen by the visitors and the rest of its part, is hidden and covered by the formations of limestones.

  5. Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, United States:

    Mammoth Cave, Kentucky, United States

    This longest cave system of the world is a part of the Mammoth Cave National Park and is one of the top attractions of the nation. Explorers can watch its dramatic formations through the 390 miles long passageways that it is a unique experience. Tours are operated in the national park during various seasons to this cave that give a whole excursion and make the visitors amazed by the astonishing sights.

A visit to these caves is a must to know more about them, so browse cheap airfare deals and book your tickets soon.


How to Protect Your Bags from Theft at the Baggage Claim


Thursday, February 18th, 2016

Traveling via plane is the easiest and convenient way of reaching your destination. The journey becomes simpler as the duration of the travel reduces quite a lot. While there are so many advantages of these commuting mediums, there are many disadvantages too. One of the major problems that the passengers face while traveling though plane is the theft of their baggage at the claim counters. Many of them even don’t get it back and lose their valuables too.

Since it is a very important issue and requires special concern, here are the top tips that can be followed to protect your luggage from being stolen at the airport.

Baggage

1. Choose a Colorful Bag: This is a very clever trick that can save you from losing your luggage. A study says that bright and colorful bags are a thief’s enemies and taking them during your journey can make your luggage safe. So, choose the brightest color of the suitcase and travel without any fear.

2. Keep your valuables handy: Now this is another important thing you need to keep in your mind. Never put your valuables in the luggage, in fact keep it in the bag that you are going to keep with you all the time. This way you can save them from getting lost as they will always be with you.

3. Pack Light: Taking less luggage not only makes your journey easy but helps it from getting stolen. Thieves usually target the bags that are huge in size and are heavier, so the next time you travel, do remember to pack less and limited. Also, shift your important stuff to your handbag.

4. Use Cheap Luggage: Carrying a bag with branded tags and imported stuff can increase the chances of your baggage being stolen. These bags easily get caught by the eyes of the thieves as they are attractive and are considered to have valuable stuff. Taking a cheap bag/luggage can help it from getting stolen.

5. Keep an eye on your luggage during security check: There are chances that your luggage might get stolen during the security check too. Keep a watch on the luggage till it comes out of the scanner and ensure that it is locked properly. In this way, you will be able to identify the thief easily.

6. Look for your bag immediately after coming down the aircraft: This is another way in which you can protect and save your bag from getting stolen. As soon as you come down the plane, rush down to the baggage claim area and grab your luggage before anyone does.

7. Lock your baggage with a luggage lock: Locking the baggage with a lock is the best way of saving it from being stolen. Use a unique lock for better security. You can even go for a GPS enabled lock so that the luggage can be easily found even if it gets stolen.

8. Avoid switching flights: Your luggage may get stolen or misplaced if you check in for a flight from one airport and then go on to other later. There will be no one to look after your luggage and hence you may lose it. So, always take the flight from the same place even if you miss it.

9. Go for Non-Stop Flights: Flying non-stop is yet another brilliant way in which you can save your luggage from getting stolen, especially in the case of international flights where the phenomenon of connecting flights is too common. The more you will change, the more are the chances of losing your luggage.

10. Get Travel Insurance: Last but not the least, taking a travel insurance is one such remedy that can cure all your wounds. Before traveling to a destination, always buy a travel insurance so that you can get the refund of your loss in case it happens. It is a good way of becoming secure.

Always make a list of the luggage that you are carrying, this way you’ll be able to track it. Follow these travel tips and save yourself from getting stolen.


Best Cities to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day


Tuesday, February 9th, 2016

St. Patrick’s Day is a religious and cultural event, which is celebrated on 17 March each year. Dedicated to the holy saint, St. Patrick, it commemorates the entrance of Christianity in Ireland and being recognized as an important part of the country. It is celebrated with great enthusiasm in the Republic of Ireland and happens to be one of the most amazing events of the country.

This amazing event also has importance in several other countries, including the Australia, New York, Canada and many other states of the U.S. This cultural feast day is also celebrated with a glee by the Catholic missionaries and several other communities who have put in their efforts to make it a federal holiday. Since the day holds utmost importance in the history and culture, the traditions and celebrations are also grand during this occasion. So, if you are planning a getaway on this holiday, here are the top places you can visit to spend your vacation and witness the celebrations of the St. Patrick’s Day.

    St. Patrick’s Day

  1. Dublin, Ireland: The capital city of Ireland, Dublin happens to be an amazing place to witness the celebrations of St. Patrick’s Day. Parades, live music events, traditional dance performances and many more cultural things can be explored while being here during the weeklong celebrations. A visit to Dublin during this festival will also help you in knowing about it’s rich historical heritage.

  2. New York: The lively culture and vibrant nightlife of this city is something that makes it an ideal spot to spend a vacation at. The presence of numerous Irish Americans in this city is the reason that the St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated with great zeal here. The cultural events, parades and social gatherings are the main attractions of the celebration during this festival.

  3. Boston: Boston is yet another destination where you can make the most of the St. Patrick’s holiday. It is one of the first American cities to commemorate the day and hence the celebrations are on a huge level. With many Irish groups giving their performances, the city becomes a beautiful place where you can have endless fun and feel delighted.

  4. Chicago: Patrick’s Day celebrations in Chicago makes the city dressed up like a gorgeous celebrity. The Chicago River is dyed with green color and made to look like an emerald. Parades, dance performances, cultural activities and many lively events can be experienced during the celebrations. Overall, the celebrations are awesome and will make you enjoy it to the most.

  5. Buenos Aires: Last but not the least, our list comes to an end with the part capital of Argentina that becomes an awe-inspiring and stunning destination during the festival. St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in Buenos Aires include traditional games, carnivals, parades, food feasts and partying all night. If you are planning to visit it during the holiday, you’ll not be bored at all.

Since St. Patrick’s Day is just round the corner and you have the whole list of where to see the celebrations, book a cheap flight soon and create magical memories.


Steps You Go Through While Planning A Vacation


Friday, February 5th, 2016

Traveling and taking trips is always a fun-filled affair. We all love exploring new places and destinations sometimes alone and most of the times, with our loved ones. It is a wonderful way of connecting with people, knowing them and is also a great way to introspect. The pleasure of traveling cannot be compared to anything else but the pain of planning hid behind this pleasure cannot be defined at all.

A major part of enjoying our travel and vacation depends on the planning that we do while going for the trip. We all face some kind of problems while making plans for our trip. And the struggle is almost the same. Let’s take a look at the steps we through while planning a trip and see how many of us are able to relate to them.

  1. Deciding where to go:

    where to go

    Finalizing a destination is the hardest decision to make. Choosing a place to visit is a bit difficult task, especially when you have a huge group of friends who is traveling with you. The choices are different and the process of picking one becomes challenging. But once it is finalized, the joy we get is out of the world. The feeling of this sheer joy becomes double when we get a good deal.

  2. Thinking why we should travel:

    why travel

    Now this is another hurdle that we need to cross each time we plan to take a trip. The reason why we need to travel is, the question is either we ask from ourselves or someone else asks us. Though the answer is simple, but we fail to explain it mostly and end up staying in the state of dilemma. But we shall never forget to listen to our heart because it is worth sometimes.

  3. Duration of the trip:

    trip duration

    Taking a step forward, when we finally prepare our mind to proceed further, a cloud of thoughts about the duration of the trip, pops up suddenly in our head. If we travel with a group, the trip automatically becomes longer, but if the number of people is less, thinking about the time to be spent becomes hard. The hardest part is knowing that there is a lot to discover but the time becomes a constraint.

  4. Estimating the cost of the travel expenses:

    travel expenses

    Managing the budget is yet another challenge that we face during the planning of the trip. Setting a limit and carrying cash are the most vulnerable situations that put us in confusion and make us re-think about our decision. A big slot of time gets wasted in creating an estimate of the money that we need to spend on the trip. The more we think the more we get confused and it becomes complex.

  5. What to Pack and what to leave:

    packing

    This is yet another problem that we have to face every time we are planning for an excursion. The excitement of visiting the place and taking our favorite set of jeans and sweatshirts becomes tragic when we look at the size of our bag that we have packed for the trip. What to take and what to leave is a headache that leads to heartbreak when we forget to take our favorite one.

The scenario may change, but the difficulties would be the same always. So, the next time you plan a trip, do not forget to take travel tips from an expert and book a ticket through Travelation to enjoy great discounts.

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