How to plan your Sri Lanka Wedding Tour?

The wedding day is the most cherished and remarkable occasion of your life. It is often said that marriages are made in heaven. So, are you ready to meet the real heaven on earth for a wedding with a difference? Well, Sri Lanka is steadily placing itself as the best overseas wedding destination on the world map. Numerous highlights of this island offer comprehensive wedding spots for the partners to be. Here are a few tips you should look in to before planning a Sri Lanka wedding tour in this beautiful isle.

Book the venue

Before jumping into other arrangements, deciding on the wedding venue is the first thing to do when looking for a Sri Lanka wedding tour. The wedding schedules are highly demanding so the dates will be out fast. Therefore, it is wise to reserve the wedding venue as early as possible (I would say at least six months before). To find the available dates, drop an email or call the hotel – it is simple as that. Once you have received the details, pick your desired date to book and mark it as your big day. Feel relieved – you have finalised one of the essential tasks of your matrimony. Now that you have finalised the dates, print the invitations and start inviting your guests.

Pick your wedding organiser

Up next is to pick your wedding organiser, as a couple living abroad, arranging your destination wedding would be overwhelming. Bridal outfits, wedding decors, theme arrangement, guest listing, catering and wedding entertainment – forget about the workload. A qualified nuptial planner will help you overcome the hassle while bringing your dream wedding into reality. With the plenty of wedding planners available across the country, bride and groom to be can stay cool by passing them the responsibilities to craft your memorable life event.

Choose a tour company

Thanks to the fast-growing digitalisation – searching a travel company that offers Sri Lanka tour package for couple has become so easy. Browse online to pick the best travel companion. Discuss with your partner on the days you are planning to spend, want to visit, the suite you are looking forward to and go for the best match. Tour companies could be more supportive when it comes to planning your destination wedding in Sri Lanka. They will guide you on the wedding theme options such as a beach, luxury, culture or budget themed wedding depending on your financial capacity and wedding plan. Moving forward, they will take care of your legal marriage procedure and document submissions.

Legal records

Make sure you submit the necessary legal documents including the prints of your birth certificate and the legal passport. It is highly advisable to forward these documents one-month prior marriage, to avoid any delays or complications. Just scan them and email your tour organiser. They will take care of and update you on the rest.

Visiting Sri Lanka

As a destination wedding rule, the couples should be residing at least seven days in Sri Lanka before their wedding day. It is also an ideal opportunity to go through the final wedding check-ups before it is too late.

Wedding day

Ultimately, the day you have been waiting for has arrived. Celebrate your big day with the blessings of Sri Lankan traditions, customs and your dearest guests. Stay amused with the whole occasion. Do not conclude with it; go for a honeymoon tour. Many tour operators facilitate bespoke Sri Lanka tour package for couple which includes extended honeymoon tour as an add-on. You may reserve a honeymoon tour along with the Sri Lanka wedding tour for lovemaking in this island.

Nepal Best Selling Trekking Packages

The country Nepal is popular for adventure activities like trekking, mountaineering, peak climbing and others. Trekking in Nepal satisfies you completely for a life time. Every year, many trekkers visit Nepal just to get satisfaction from the holiday vacation. Nepal has a different land topography which offers various trekking destination with own specialties. Nepal Trekking packages have easy, short and challenging route which is suitable for all travelers to experience trekking in the Himalayas. Nepal is an ideal trekking destination in the world. If you are planning and made a list of trekking spot around the world to trek in your holiday but not in Nepal then your trekking as well holiday might incomplete. Many top website recommend Nepal to explore every year because Nepal has something that cannot be finding in other trekking spot across the world.

Nepal has many trekking routes that are loved by many trekkers throughout the year. Among them, here are some best selling trekking routes in Nepal such as Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, Langtang Valley Trekking, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Manaslu Circuit Trekking, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek and Everest Three High Passes Trek which are the backbone of tourism sectors of Nepal. These pointed trekking routes are best selling trekking packages in the Himalayas.

Trekking in Nepal offers mountain vistas, mountain streams, glaciers, villages on the high altitude, forests with different flora and fauna and so on. There are sufficient places to explore in the Himalayas to spend holiday vacation with full of enjoy and happiness.

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek is the best selling trekking package in the country which has more demand and loved by trekkers. It is a challenging trekking trail that needs full stamina and high physical and emotional fitness level to complete the whole trek. The trek is full of adventure and thrill which brings out your adventurous and craziness while trekking to the base camp. Trekkers can do this trek in alternative way like short Everest Base Camp Trek and Budget Everest Base Camp Trek that can be customize and adjust in itinerary as your want and demand.

Everest Base Camp Trekking offers various plants and animals around your circumstances while trekking. Trekkers passes over the suspension bridge, pine and oak forest, Rhododendron flowers with various colors, national parks, monasteries and so on. Backpackers can get a glimpse of old ancient monastery Tengboche Monastery at high altitude.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also a challenging trek which needs high stamina and physical fitness to complete this trekking route. This trekking is a legendry trekking route all over the country that is highly chooses by trekkers than other trekking spot in the lap of the Himalayas. This trekking destination includes other trekking spot of Annapurna Region Trekking such Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, Poon Hill Trek, Ghandruk Trekking and other trekking routes. The route of this trekking is well managed and clean by the local residents of this area. Every year, thousands of visitors explore this place to get experience of nature walk around Annapurna.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is suitable for all kinds of age groups that can be complete by anyone. The trek provides spectacular views of mountain vistas, culture and tradition of Tamang and Gurung, forests full of variant wild flowers and plants and so on. The Annapurna Conservation Area which is the home of rare species of birds, plants and animals and Thorang La Pass is the highest point of this trekking. In case of lake of time then trekkers can do 07 Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Langtang Valley Trekking

Langtang Valley Trekking is the nearest trekking destination from the Kathmandu city where trekkers can reach easily within a day to start a trek. Langtang Valley is also known as the “Valley of the Glaciers” and often “Death Valley” in the Himalayas. This place is amazing and wonderful that is full of natural and cultural scenery where trekkers get a chance to taste typically Nepali and Tibetan lifestyle while trekking around Langtang area. This trekking destination Langtang Valley is getting popularity day by day because of the short distance with amazing and spectacular views.

The main attraction of the Langtang Valley Trek is Langtang National Park where trekkers can find different types of rare flora and fauna species and the exotic views of snowcapped mountains, valleys covered with snow and glaciers, monuments, stupas and many more other natural and cultural heritages. This trek is suitable for all travelers but mostly recommend for those travelers who have bound by tight budget and time.

Annapurna Circuit Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trekking is also known as the Around Annapurna Trek or Annapurna Panorama Trek. This trekking route is the longest circuit trekking spot all over the Himalaya. The trek is best for those visitors who are seeking long holiday vacation package and to experience and taste all of Annapurna region. This is a moderate to challenging trek that needs full of physical and emotional fitness level to complete the whole package course. This is the legendry round trekking in the lap of the Himalayas which is fulfilled by natural and cultural panoramas.

Our 20 Days Annapurna Circuit Trek offers the gigantic views of snowcapped mountains such as Annapurna Himalaya range, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre(Fishtail) and other mountain that rise above 8000 meters. During the trek, trekkers pass over the highest pass of this trek i.e Thorang La Pass, national parks and conservation areas. While trekking around Annapurna trail, trekkers observe high landscapes with the terrace farms, settlement of local people, waterfalls, mountain streams, rivers etc.

Manaslu Circuit Trekking

Manaslu Circuit Trek is also a round trekking around Manaslu which is known as “off the beaten trail” in a country. This trekking destination is newly opened for the trekkers. This is the best round and off the beaten trail trekking in Nepal. The route of this trekking is less busy with a few trekkers which might be best option for those trekkers which are seeking peaceful trekking spot in the Himalayas. It is a challenging trekking because trekkers need to walk long distance in a day to complete the full course. It is the best alternative way of Annapurna Circuit.

This 24 Days Round Manaslu Trek allows you to experience the life style of remote areas. The trek gives the best views of Himalaya range with the beauty of mix culture. This is the most beautiful trekking spot with less trekker that is barely visited by trekkers. This trekking gives you unforgettable memory and experience in a life time to share with your family members and friends. Trekkers get a chance to walk on the high altitude passing over the popular Buddhist village and Larye La Pass while trekking.

Trekking in the Himalayas

Trekking in Nepal is getting popular all over the world to spend vacation fully with happiness and memories. Every year thousand of trekkers visit Nepal just to experience the trekking in the lap of the Himalayas. If you have any trekking plan to do then, we highly recommend Himalaya Nepal to work out your plan to taste and experience the best trekking in life time. Nepal is full of trekking spot where trekkers get confused to choose the packages to do in the holiday. The amazing views make trekking in Nepal the best moment to enjoy a holiday vacation. Trekking in Nepal is full of adventure, thrill and excitement that provide full satisfaction. Himalaya Trekking is the best chance to experience and enjoy the different features of the country in a different way. Trekking and Mountaineering are the two most preferred and ideal in Nepal. The highlights of Trekking in Nepal are friendly people, snow-capped mountains, lower and upper altitude valleys, natural and cultural beauty and so on. The best way to know about Nepal culture and nature is to explore while doing hike and trek.

Nepal has different landscapes which are divided into many regions like Everest Region, Annapurna Region, Langtang Region and many more for the easiness while choosing route. These three regions have captured attention for trekking across the world. Each and every trekking route is best in their formed structures. These regions covered any kinds of natural and cultural beauty of the Himalayas. The best way to satisfy about trekking is exploring just one trekking spot from these regions. Everest Base Camp, Everest View Trekking, Gokyo Lake Trek, Gokyo Ri Trek, Everest High Pass Trek are some popular trekking route of Everest Region Trekking. Annapurna Region Trekking packages are best and unique to explore like Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Round Trek, Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, Annapurna Ghandruk Trek and Langtang Valley Trek is the popular trekking route of Langtang Region.

If you are making plan to visit Nepal, then choose the best trekking route from our list.

Everest Base Camp Trek

Everest Base Camp Trek is an adventure trekking route that is best for those travelers who want to experience and taste different trekking in the Himalayas beneath the snow-capped mountains and Himalaya ranges. It is most admirable and searchable trek in the Himalaya Region of Nepal and on top 10 most to do trekking destination across the world. This is the most interesting and wonderful trekking route that enjoy by lots of people and made some emotions attachment in life. Many trekkers took a part to Everest Trek who had taste different walking experience in their whole life.

Everest Base Camp Trekking can do in Alternative way like Budget Everest Base Camp Trek or Everest Base Camp Trek 11 Days. In a year, thousand of trekkers visit this route that is because this is the best trekking trail of Everest Region. The region is full of natural and cultural beauty with varieties of flora and fauna as well people which make this spot most adorable and unforgettable trip all over the world. The most interesting part of this trip is the stunning view of the world highest peak that is Mount Everest which is 8,848 m high from sea level. Explore this trekking spot and make some interesting flash back for the future.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the one and only trekking destination that includes other trekking trail of the region. This is a high demandable and getting popular day by day trekking route in the Himalaya Region because it provides the outstanding mountain vistas than other trekking spot. The half of the journey of this trek can do by drive and rest of journey need to do by you because of lack of transport service. This trekking destination is suitable for all kinds of backpackers from all over the world. This trekking route takes you to the heart of the Himalaya Nepal.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking covers many highlighted cities and villages that is tourist destination which reflects typical Nepalese culture and tradition. This trip offers many mountain vistas such as Dhaulagir, Machapuchhre, Nilgiri, Annapurna I and other numerous mountain ranges. We have short Annapurna Base Camp Trek for those travelers who wish to do Annapurna Trekking in limited time frame along to taste and experience trekking in the Himalayas.

Langtang Valley Trekking

Langtang Region is the short and easy to reach destination that is one of the most demanding and admiring trekking region in the Himalaya Nepal. Lots of trekking route can be found in Langtang Region but Langtang Valley Trekking is the most popular trekking route than other routes of this region. It is best option for those travelers who are seeking short and easy trekking spot to experience natural and cultural beauty of Himalaya. This trekking route is best for walk and hike than other trekking destination in Nepal.

This 10 Days Langtang Valley Trekking which offers the stunning views of Langtang Himal range along with the local villages which are made in pagoda style which reflect Nepalese cultural and traditional beauty. The Langtang Valley is the best place to explore which worth your both time and money. Trekkers can observe various rare flora and fauna in Langtang Nation Park during the trek. Those who visit this wonderful Langtang Valley have the most unforgettable time of their life while trekking in Nepal.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is also known as the Annapurna Sunrise Trek which is one of the most popular trekking destination to explore Annapurna Region in a short and easy way. This place is a heaven for the photographers. The trek is well known for the astonishing view of Sunrise and Sunset from the top of the hill with the magnificent mountain vistas such as Dhaulagir, Annapurna, Manaslu, Machapuchhre and others. This trek can be done from anyone those who have never trekked before on high landscapes in the Annapurna Himalaya.

Poon Hill Trekking is the best combination of walk with the scenery view of the mountains, villages, forests that is fulfilled with flora and fauna. The trek trail takes you through the village having more ethic people with their own social values and norms, dense Rhododendron forests, eye-catching waterfalls, suspension bridges and son. This is the best option for those travelers who want to get lost fully in nature for a moment to enjoy holiday full of fun and smile. The length of this trek is 10 days but we can customize it for you as your time frame.

Manaslu Cicuit Trek

Manaslu Circuit Trek is one of the most loved wilderness and remote area trekking destination in Nepal. It is newly opened trekking route for the trekkers across the world. The trek route is getting popularity day by day because it shows the remote areas nature and culture, Nepalese and Tibetan lifestyle in lower and upper areas respectively. It is considered as the challenging trek in difficulty level with long walking days on high hill landscapes at high altitudes. This trekking trail is less crowded and more peaceful trekking destination than other trekking route in the Himalayas.

Our 17 Days Manaslu Circuit Trek offers various Himalayan beauty, rich culture with combined heritage and rich biological diversity and trekkers walk through terrace farm fields, pine, bamboo and Rhododendron forests, villages with different ethics, rivers, snow-capped mountain vistas and so on. While crossing Larke La Pass which is the highest and maximum altitude of this trek, an interesting point to feel great moment. It is often called “untouched” region of the Himalaya. While doing Manaslu Circuit Trek and if trekkers have more time to explore of Manaslu Region then trekkers can add more days to trek to Manaslu Tsum Valley Trek.

The ultimate guide for traveling to Newark

Home to the Newark Liberty International Airport, Newark is an eye-arresting city to go to. There are a lot of things to do and places to visit in Newark, so if you are planning on visiting here, this blog might just help you in making your visit to this destination a better one. This place is known for a lot of things, from skyscrapers to New Jersey Performing Arts Center to so many museums. The New Jersey Performing Arts Center is recognized all over the world for hosting a lot of concerts and some of them being of popular artists. My last visit to the city was exceptionally good because I attended the show and enjoyed the music as well as the energetic aura that filled the environment in and around the center. Book cheap flights to Newark using Cheapbestfares and get great deals on your ticket.

Coming here and not visiting the Sacred Heart Cathedral will be a big miss. Situated at 89 Ridge St, Newark, NJ 07104, this is a huge worshipping place that is humongous as well as beautiful for traveler’s eyes. If you visit here during Good Friday, Easter or Christmas, you are going to enjoy the place even better and might get a chance to have the delicious supper. There is another reason as to why the city boasts about the church as it is the fifth-largest cathedral in entire North America. According to history, the building was started constructing in the year 1899, and it was finished in 1954.

If you are a lover of nature, then the city has a treat for you as well. Visit the Branch Brook Park and see it for yourself. Located in the Lake St & Park Avenue, Newark, NJ 07104, the place becomes heaven during the bloomfest. This garden is spread over 16 hectares of land, and during the spring season, the place is mesmerizing as you can see more than five thousand cherry blossom trees in the area. It is known to be one of the best sights you would ever get in the entire US.

If you are traveling with your kids, there is a strong chance that you would want to have a great time enjoying and playing with your loved ones. So if you want any equipment head towards 17 Patterson St, Newark, NJ 07105, it is the address of Infla Bounce House & Party Rentals, where you can get all the equipment necessary for a party on rent. This place is open between 9 am to 7 pm every day throughout the week. Going to different areas might be very tiring, and some things would definitely make you go hungry as well. If you pass in front of The Original Soupman’s food van, you are going to stop there for a while and sniff off the aroma coming from it. It is situated at 259 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019. This popular soup restaurant is also famous for serving delicious sandwiches and healthy Salads.

If you are done with the day or wish not to roam around the place, then head towards the Prudential Center. You can spot it at 25 Lafayette St, Newark, NJ 07102. According to the facts, this place is huge and has a capacity of almost 20,000 people. Therefore if you are visiting here, do not forget to check the dates of the concert in this venue. If you get lucky, you might get one during your trip. For comforting the people, they have made a very smooth running website where you can check out the upcoming events, with the names of the artists as well as the dates. Apart from all these places, there is one more not so happening, but a must visit the place that goes by the name Newark Penn Station at 1 Raymond Plaza West &, Market St, Newark, NJ 07102. This is one of the cleanest and busiest train stations in the city. With time, things have kept on changing, and the area has now developed into a good one.

Looking for a beautiful place that could give you some exceptional panoramic pictures? Then visit the Liberty State Park on 200 Morris Pesin Dr, Jersey City, NJ 07305. It opens at 6 am every morning and shuts down at 10 pm. Coming here would not be a waste of time because this place is situated opposite to Ellis Island and Liberty Island. Enjoy is the word that you can use as an adjective here. And if you are looking for one way flights to Newark, then you can always check out the website of Cheapbestfares.

Reasons to Pick Indian Destinations for your Honeymoon

A honeymoon is one of the most important holidays for a couple and that is the duration where you can spend lots of quality time with your life partner. The best way to spend your holidays is amidst the beauty of nature and better country to offer you majestic views of the snowy mountains and nature than India. The Couple who think of taking packages for honeymoon in India, usually think of a quiet place, near to the mountains where they can enjoy immensely with their partners, and Darjeeling Gangtok can be just the right place for you.

Darjeeling is a beautiful hill station that offers you fresh air, romantic positive vibes and nature take your soul away from the rush and tiredness of the city. There are various tour companies that offer Darjeeling Gangtok honeymoon tour at the best prices, but not all of these companies tend to provide all the services that are going to make your tour free of worries. White Stork Holidays is the best company that provides the best Gangtok Darjeeling honeymoon package and makes sure that you are satisfied with all the services that are provided to you on your tour.

There are various reasons as to why you must plan your honeymoon tour to Darjeeling and Gangtok, some of the reasons are listed below:

  1. India’s best Hill Station: Darjeeling is India’s best hill station and is sure to leave you mesmerizing when you visit this place. you can visit various places when you are in Darjeeling like the Tea garden, the beautiful lakes, and the picturesque views. You will get a lot of time to spend with your partner in Darjeeling and the best part is that you will get to know so much about the culture of this place. Similar to Darjeeling there is one more very well hill station, which is Ooty. White Stork Holidays also provides Ooty honeymoon tour packages, with the best price and great services.
  2. Visit the beautiful Glacial Lakes in Gangtok: The Tsomgo lake is one of the most visited lakes by tourists and along with this various tourist also visit the Nathu La pass which connects Sikkim to Tibet. You can get to see similar views of the snowy mountains in Manali, at White Stork Holidays we also provide Manali honeymoon package, along with all the services that make your stay amazing there.
  3. The Khangchendzonga National Park, a UNESCO heritage site: When you take your Darjeeling Gangtok honeymoon tour you must visit this national park. It is listed as one of the UNESCO world heritage sites and consists of various lakes, caves, and rivers. The national park is spread across an area of 849 km and has various animal species like the snow leopard and the red panda. When you take your Gangtok Darjeeling honeymoon package don’t forget to visit this beautiful national park.

These are some of the places that you must pay a visit to when you take packages for honeymoon in India to visit Darjeeling and Gangtok. These are some of the places that every couple must visit and this is the reason why India is the most preferred location for taking spending honeymoon holidays. White Stork Holidays also provides various other tour packages such as the Ooty honeymoon tour packages and the Manali honeymoon package. We make sure that you spend all your time with your loved ones and you get to see all these beautiful sites as well.

5 Things That You Can’t Skip To See In Las Vegas

Heading to Las Vegas and looking for something really thrilling and entertaining other than gambling and losing your money in casinos? You are at the right place! Here’s what you can do and explore in Las Vegas under your budget.

No surprise in this fact that Las Vegas is one of the most glamorous cities in the US that holds all the attractions to invite millions of travelers from all across the world. No matter whether you are traveling with a family or with buddies, Las Vegas has everything to suit your travel interest. From sweeping helicopter rides to exploring glitzy casinos of LAS to enjoying the most happening pool parties, there are hundreds of things that quickly drive you crazy.

While there are plenty of ways to entertain yourself in Las Vegas, it is worth to prepare the list of top attractions to avoid draining your time and money on the least popular things. Prioritize the places and attractions as per your travel interest and budget. Here are a few things that you can’t skip while tripping in Las Vegas.

Grand Canyon Helicopter Tour

If you are a nature lover, then you’ll surely excited to keep your day free to take a helicopter trip to the legendary Grand Canyon. It is not only the most popular sightseeing attraction of Las Vegas but also the biggest highlight of the city. You can get a chance to catch a hundred years ago several Native American Sites and Historic buildings.

Travel Tip: You can also take a bus tour to this place to save some money and avoid being lost in between the route. So, before booking cheap air tickets to Las Vegas, make sure to book bus tours in advance to reap the best benefit of your trip.

Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is equally beautiful and romantic as like Paris as it has a replica of the Eiffel tower to simply drive you crazy in the city of Nevada. You can enjoy the feel of Paris in Las Vegas without crossing the ocean. You can buy a daytime ticket to unlock the spellbound beauty of “Paris Las Vegas Hotel” equipped with Parisian culture and architecture.

Travel Tip: No matter what time you choose to travel to Las Vegas, this hotel will remain open throughout the year. Being one of the unique hotels in Las Vegas, it remains heavily loaded with travelers. So to avoid expensive visiting tickets, it is worthwhile to book your entry ticket in advance and then search for cheap airline tickets online.

Seven Magic Mountains

One of the most magical and unique things to do in Las Vegas is going to see the Seven Magic Mountains. Not only it’s an iconic art piece but also a most creative sample of Vegas’ art. It brings the perfect blend of colors into the desert with seven bold colored manually built mountain that is 30 to 35ft. high. It is completely fun to be there and hardly 30 minutes drive away from the strip.

Travel Tip: If you are planning to visit this amazing place, then forget to bring your camera and tripod to capture this mountain with your creative eye.

Catch a Free Mountain Show

No matter whether you are a budget traveler, solo traveler or traveling in a group, Fountains of Bellagio is a must-see attraction. This show repeats every half an hour which features well-synchronized waterworks with a perfect blend of high-beat music and bright lights all year round. The most tempting part is, it is free to watch and you can’t miss it while you are in the area.

Travel Tip: While booking cheap flight tickets to Las Vegas, make sure you check how far this place from a Vegas strip and how you can manage to get around this place with a bus tour.

High Roller Observation Wheel at The LINQ

One of the most amazing hotels, running just parallel to Vegas Boulevard- The High Roller Observation Wheel at the LINQ featuring glass-enclosed cabin from where you can catch the city overview. View the best beauty of Las Vegas from this glass cabin.

Travel Tips: The most depressing part about this attraction is, you need to buy an entry ticket in advance to avoid the hassle.

10 + 1 Istanbul most fascinating neighborhoods

Istanbul is a definitely worse visit destination if you are interested in a big city in Turkey that straddles Europe and Asia across the Bosphorus Strait. It’s Old City reflects the cultural influences of the many empires that once ruled here.

Of course, it’s impossible to see everything in Istanbul. This city is divided into 36 districts and has 936 neighborhoods in total, but of course, you don’t need to explore all of them. Let’s have a quick look to some of them.

Sultanahmet

This neighborhood represents Istanbul’s old city and is one of the most visited tourist places. Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosk, Grand and Egyptians bazaars are the top places here.

Galata

Galata is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Istanbul. It was named in honor of the medieval Galata Tower. If you are looking for European vibes, this place is definitely what you are looking for. Narrow and hilly streets, cozy cafes, old bookstores, trendy fashion boutiques, Galata is a perfect place to be lost.

Taxim

Named for the large Taxim square, this district is famous for its busy nightlife, shops, restaurants, and hotels. Also, this place usually hosts protests and demonstrations, so if you are not a risky traveler, it would be better for you to know ahead about this kind of activities.

Karakoy

Karakoy is a harborside area, where you could find a lot of funky cafes, art shops, and fashion studious. The beauty of this neighborhood is that it represents the mix of Ottoman-era buildings and modern house painted with street art.

Nisantasi

If you are missing some luxury atmosphere, go to Nisantasi. This is a true bohemian place, popular for its fashion boutiques, art galleries, and chilling high-quality restaurants. The buildings in art nouveau style, shining glitter on the dresses from the storefronts and stylish people around, this neighborhood has its own mood, for sure.

Cihangir

Located between Taxim square and the port, this neighborhood is definitely one of the most attractive areas to walk. Narrow streets, art cafes, European charm and a lot of cats, come here to catch some inspiration and meet new people. Actually, in this neighborhood, there are many foreign expats.

Besiktas

You have probably heard this name if you are interested in football because this district is home to the famous Turkish soccer club Besiktas. Cafes, bars, markets, shops, and parks, if you want to see the real local life, come here.

Ortaköy

This neighborhood is located right by the Bosphorus and is famous for its street food. To be honest, this is quite a touristic place that is usually noisy on the daylight. But it still worth to visit if you are traveling along the Bosphorus.

Bebek

Expensive waterside apartments, a bay with yachts, fancy restaurants and cafeterias – this place is perfect for a bike ride or a walk along the seaside.

Büyükada

It’s the largest of the nine Princess islands in the Marmara Sea. It’s a perfect place to chill and enjoy the nature. You can come here on a ferry (city water transport) from at least all the main Istanbul ports. It’ll cost 10 TL or around 2$

Moda

You couldn’t say that you see Istanbul entirely if you didn’t visit the Asian side. Located in Kadikoy district, Moda is the most popular place among the youth, open-minded and artistic people. This area is full of small and cozy hipster cafes, bars and vintage shops.

So, where to stay?

If you travel to Istanbul for 1 week or less, it would be great for you to stay somewhere around Galata, Taxim or Sishane metro station as you could easily get to the main attractions. But if you are planning to stay more, check Beshiktash, Cihangir or Kadikoy. Both of these neighborhoods have a great infrastructure and are not so touristy and hectic as Sultanahmet or Taksim.

10 Must-Do Experiences on an Australia Vacation

Sure, Australia has plenty of must-see attractions. But a great vacation isn’t just about the tourist spots. Those little local or cultural experiences make all the difference when experiencing a new country, particularly one that has a lot in common with home. Here are ten uniquely Aussie experiences we can recommend to first timers and return visitors alike. Some are routine, while others are signature Aussie encounters locals should get around to, but never do. Either way, consider this your “other” bucket list for a great Australia vacation.

  1. Have a Flat White

North Americans have started to catch on in recent years, as more and more Aussie baristas have introduced this stronger, smoother latte-style beverage to independent cafes across Canada and the United States. Oh, and Starbucks sells something they call a cough “flat white” too. But none compare to a flat white ordered from a good independent café in Australia. If you’re downtown in one of the state capitals, a line-up of local office workers before 10am usually signals a winner. But the two essential flat white experiences one can have as a visitor are sipping one in one of Melbourne’s fabled inner city laneways, or overlooking the ocean in a Sydney beach suburb. Just be warned that if you’re also visiting New Zealand, they claim to have invented the drink first. So, in the interests of trans-Tasman relations, let folks in both countries keep their version of the story, and just enjoy your coffee.

  1. Try a Meat Pie

Like the flat white, it’s not for lack of effort. But if there’s a better meat pie than one you can pick up in an Aussie bakery, I’ve not yet found it. Despite numerous attempts to franchise and mass-market the humble Aussie meat pie, the best pies are usually sold fresh over the counter in suburban, or better yet, country town bakeries around Australia. This makes them an ideal snack to break up a long road-trip on your Australia vacation. Whether it’s mince, steak, chicken, veggie, cheese, curry, or a mix of the above, this Australian favourite is not to be missed. Just don’t skimp on the tomato sauce, and whatever you do, don’t call it ketchup.

  1. The Arcades and Laneways of Melbourne

While Australia can be an expensive country to visit, many of its best attractions in the big cities are free. That includes the famed arcades and laneways of Melbourne. Shopping, dining, and coffee are all local obsessions, so you’ll probably spend a good amount of your Melbourne CBD (Central Business District) time roaming the intimate alleys and passageways that connect the city’s main streets. Melbourne’s street art is almost as famous, earning comparisons to cities such as New York and Berlin. So take your time enjoying this underground aspect of the city’s fierce creativity.

  1. A Small Group Cruise on Sydney Harbour

Looking to splurge on a truly memorable day out? Enjoy a touch of Sydney’s glamorous side and go out on the water. Many of Sydney Harbour’s most picturesque coves and nooks take some effort to reach by land. A harbour cruise can not only get you there quickly, but offer you the best views as well. In addition, there may be nothing more “Sydney” than a barbecue lunch overlooking Sydney Harbour, either on land or on the water.

Sydney Opera House and Bridge, Sydney, Australia

Cruise beautiful Sydney Harbour

  1. Visiting the Queen Victoria Market

You’ll find farmers’ markets in pretty much any Australian city. For the most part, they’re much the same as farmers’ markets anywhere else. But the Queen Victoria Market or “Vic Market” in Melbourne stands head and shoulders above the rest. Serving the country’s culinary capital, this historic landmark is the city’s favourite spot for fresh food, artisan meats and cheeses, wine, and a whole lot more. It’s also a nice spot to pick up souvenirs for friends and family back home.

  1. Fish and Chips in a Sydney Suburb

While Sydney’s tastes might run a little upscale these days, this is still a beach town at heart. Easy access to crisp, tasty, unpretentious fish and chips is a necessity, particularly in popular beach suburbs like Bondi, Coogee, or Manly. While we don’t recommend combining this with your flat white overlooking the ocean, you certainly wouldn’t be the first to do so.

  1. An Aboriginal Cultural Experience

No visit to Australia is complete without a taste of its Aboriginal culture. The traditions of various Aboriginal nations vary widely in different parts of the country, meaning you can engage with authentic Aboriginal culture almost anywhere on your Australia vacation. It may mean taking a dreamtime walk, enjoying a traditional dance performance or hunting demonstration in Kuranda rainforest, taking a guided walk around the base of Uluru and learning about its sacred connection to the Anangu people, or, if your timing is right, seeing a performance by Bangarra, Australia’s indigenous modern dance company. Australia’s Aboriginal culture is endlessly diverse, and so are the opportunities for visitors to engage with it in a respectful and enriching manner.

  1. Sunrise on the Beach

Whether it’s the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Central New South Wales Coast, Bondi Beach, or beyond, Australia’s east coast offers a seemingly endless choice of beautiful white sand beaches. It’s worth getting up before dawn on at least one day of your Australia vacation to watch the sun rise over the Pacific. Let the steady crash of waves on the sand be the only soundtrack to this truly magical Australia experience.

Surfers walk along the Gold Coast beach at sunrise, Queensland, Australia

Surfers walk along the Gold Coast beach at sunrise

  1. Visit a Winery… or Five

Some wine snobs may turn their noses up at the “new world” tastes of Australia and New Zealand. Good. That means all the more for you. The big three Australian wine regions are South Australia’s Barossa Valley, the Hunter Valley of New South Wales, and the Margaret River region of Western Australia. But you can find smaller wine regions all over the country, including McLaren Vale, just outside of Adelaide, Victoria’s Yarra Valley, and Queensland’s Granite Belt. Take an organized day trip from the nearest big city, or add a couple of days in wine country to your self-drive Australia vacation.

  1. Add a Wildlife Encounter

If you’re going all the way to Australia, you’re going to want to see the unique Australian wildlife. Whether it’s at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo, the Irwin family’s Australia Zoo on the Sunshine Coast, an encounter in the wild on Kangaroo Island, or on a bush safari outside Melbourne, there are plenty of ways to see Australia’s most iconic creatures. You might even splurge on something truly unique, on your Australia vacation, such as a dive with whale sharks on Western Australia’s Ningaloo Reef, or hand-feeding wild dolphins at Brisbane’s Tangalooma Resort.

Feeding Wild Dolphins at Tangalooma, Australia.

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What are the Best Things To Explore in Chicage with Cheap Air Tickets ?

Whether it’s your first trip to the Windy City or you want to explore beyond the basics, here’s what you can do with your cheap flight tickets. Discover the best of Chicago without pinching your pocket.

The Midwest’s largest city, Chicago embraces vibrant and modern culture along with warm hospitality to the travelers. In fact, it is a city that you can choose to travel at any time of the year. In summers, when the days are longer and sunlight is bright, explore the beauty of outside. Summer is the time when outdoor concerts in Millenium Park, walking tours, boat rides, games at Wrigley Field are more popular. Whereas you can catch a craft-beer scene, museums including the Art Institute of Chicago, Comedy Institute are the great sports to visit in winter evenings.

So when Chicago has so many top restaurants, nightclubs, shopping districts, sporting events, museums and art galleries, how to choose the best? Let this article be your guide. Here are the few things that you need to explore while in Chicago.

Walk Through Millennium Park

When it comes to traveling to Chicago, Millenium Park is the first thing that comes to your mind. It is one of the most popular selfie sites in Chicago. The “Big Shining Bean” made of stainless steel mirror attracts millions of visitors from all across the world. In addition, you can catch free concerts, performances and crown fountain in the summer months.

Expand Your Museum Tour

Chicago is the place where you can immerse yourself in the extraordinary museums. They are filled with unique artifacts and monuments that definitely surprise you. The Shedd Aquarium full of colorful fishes, whales, dolphins, is completely amazing. Also, don’t miss the Wild Reef Exhibit and Adler Planetarium for the immersive theater experience.

Catch City View From The Willis Tower Skydeck

Feel like you’re at the top of the world at the highest floor of Willis Tower Skydeck. Right from taking ear-popping city view to catching cultural icons to enjoying traditional food, Skydeck is the perfect tourist place. While visiting at the Skydeck, keep in mind that security is really tight so take a little extra time to understand the things here.

Shop Till You Drop at Magnificent Mile

Do you love shopping? Grab some exclusive shops, department stores and boutique lines at Magnificent Mile. It may be designed by 19th Century architect but it embraces upscale boutiques, department stores, luxurious hotels. It is the place that always worth your visit and offers you a wide range of incredible things to explore.

Take a Boat Tour to Chicago River

While there are many ways to get out on the water in the downtown river but taking a 90-minute boat cruise to Chicago River is just amazing. To make a maximum of your cruise tour, you can also opt for a guided theme tour and enjoy your sail.

Why People Prefer Coach Travel?

You know how travel has changed in the past decade? Accommodation providers, hotels and cruise ships have really increased their level of service and comfort. Coach Touring has also transformed, becoming inclusive, well-appointed and attracting a wider range of individuals. Coach tours can take you to destinations tailored to regions that are inaccessible by plane or train.

We all know what stress comes along with driving yourself through areas that you are not familiar with, especially in remote areas of Australia with road rules, signs that are indistinguishable and track surfaces that can be dangerous if you are not a seasoned driver especially in the outback. What we were never told is that driving annihilates your energy, or nerve racking especially navigating our long stretches of highways and nobody needs this on what is supposed to be a vacation!

Spending all this time behind the wheel, do you really get to enjoy that amazing view behind the back of a long-haul truck? Though with touring in a coach you get to enjoy the scenery behind the large windows with air conditioning that are lightly tinted so you can enjoy each passing moment and the seating is elevated enough to see past ongoing cars and vegetation.

You will not have to navigate, you do not need to study where to park or if there are fees or finding the best places to eat, drink or stay? On Casey Australia Tours we have planned it all out for you and with your free time, we can recommend the best places to experience. Our itineraries are developed from years of knowledge and the team will provide the best in destination travel.

Our expeditions are not just about sitting and staring out the window or ticking the must-see boxes of an area, we deliver the prospect of meeting locals, swimming in spectacular gorges and sitting around a camp fire under a blanket sky full of stars.

The value of a tour is mapped out for most provisions, we have accommodation ranging from camping, motels, cabins and hotels and certain meals are also included in these departures. The upfront price of a tour allows you budget and duck common holiday expenses such as fluctuating fuel costs, park entries and vehicle issues that you may not have considered before travelling into outback areas.

Once upon a time, coach travel was for partying backpackers or unimaginative folk hobbling around, these days our passengers are a wide-ranging gang. Casey Australia Tours offers multiple active options and the occasional free evenings to explore on your own. Whilst we have many individual travellers, there is plenty of opportunity to meet new people and company builds quickly and you are journeying with like-minded people.