Tag Archives: Travel Ideas for Summers

Three Best Places to Swim in Sweden

Sweden is a hotbed of tourists in the Summer. What better way to cool off than head to three of the best beaches to swim in Sweden. 1. Swim in Malmö Tourists and locals alike travel to Malmö to enjoy 2.5 kilometers of sandy beaches and greenery. But if you prefer a boardwalk, Neighbouring Västra hamnen (Western Harbour) is a great choice. Restaurants and cafes abound and offer plenty of shade and refreshment from the summer heat. 2. Island Hop the Archipelagos Both Gothenburg and ... read more

Three Rules for International Travel

Travelling for work is challenging. Travelling internationally for the first time on business can be a nightmare if you are not prepared. Don’t get caught in a difficult situation. Instead follow our three rules for international travel. Rule #1 for International Travel Research the visa requirements and process before travelling and follow the guidelines. One of the hardest mistakes to correct is being denied entrance into a country because your visa is not processed in time or at all. ... read more

Three Unusual Things Every Business Traveler Should Carry

Travelling can be stressful. Long flights across time zones can wreak havoc on you. Set yourself up for better health by carrying three unusual things on your next trip. 1. Carry noise-cancelling headphones or quality earplugs. Public transportation can be noise causing you to lose valuable sleep while on planes, trains, and buses. Not to mention trying to sleep in loud hotels with corporate events taking place during your stay. While we recommend staying in one of our luxury apartments to no ... read more

Learn How to Haggle Like a Local

Haggling is expected in many cultures. In Europe, they expect you to negotiate prices at markets, shops, and street vendors. This is just common practice among the locals and visitors must do the same. But, many tourists are unfamiliar with the art of haggling. While common to hear the friendly banter of high and low ball pricing in the streets, never use this tactic at modern stores or shopping malls. You can bargain for goods, but food and outdoor produce markets do not haggle. They offer ... read more

Seven Safety Tips for Female Travelers

Being alone while travelling does not need to mean you are a target. In fact, many women feel safer travelling solo because they stay conscious of their environs. You can travel solo and enjoy your experience without fear if you follow these safety tips and your natural instincts. [Note: Most of these tips are for men and women alike.] 1. Always follow your intuition. If something doesn’t seem right then follow your gut. It is better to annoy someone than to be miserable later. 2. Ke ... read more

Experience Glacier Hiking Near Bergen, Norway

Glacier hiking can be a smooth walk over a thousand-year-old dessert of ice or a climb over 20-meter high bluffs. The feat is in finding the right route for you. Those who trek through the glacier fall (Juklavass glacier) experience flat ice that seems calm but it changes quietly underneath or more challenging crevasse areas. Your guide will help select the difficulty level of your hike depending on the members in the group. The test is in moving together with your party to climb icy slope ... read more

How to Combat Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness can strike anytime you move to a higher elevation too quickly.  The number one way to combat altitude sickness is to allow your body to adjust gradually to higher elevations. If you don't, you risk suffering from one of the three types of altitude sickness listed below. Acute Mountain Sickness is common and feels like a mild hangover.   High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE) is life-threatening build-up of fluid in the lungs.   High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE) is als ... read more

Three Summer Adventures in Switzerland

Switzerland boasts of stunning mountain backdrops and iconic ski resorts. But winter is not the only time to experience this wonderland. Summer offers a deluge of activities for those hoping for adventure. Check out our top three summer experiences. 1. Take a Dip in Crystalline Waters Switzerland is the quintessential country for swimmers as the next refreshing pool is seldom further than 10 miles. Whether visiting The Bodensee with the local holidayer or heading towards any city centre ... read more

Ten Tips for Travelling Abroad with Medication

Travelling with medication can be a hassle if you are not aware of the regulations in your destination country. Take no chances, follow these ten tips for a stress-free trip. 1. Keep the originals: When travelling abroad with prescription medication keep them in the original packaging.  If the medicine comes with an instruction leaflet, carry it with the prescription. 2. Keep a copy of the prescription: Make a photocopy of your original prescription. Carry the copy with your medications ... read more

Best Practices for Hitchhiking Safety

Hitchhiking is a common practice in most countries and is safe when done with awareness. Before trying to hitchhike, we recommend reviewing safety guidelines. We also recommend researching the country you will hitchhike in so you know their rules. Being Seen by Drivers When possible, wear brightly colored clothing so drivers can clearly see you. Holding a sign or waving a scarf, jacket, or brightly colored material will help get the attention of those driving. Stand back from the road but ... read more