Great destinations to travel in a group

Group Travel

Vacations are best enjoyed when travelling in groups. It enhances the amount of fun you will have. Group travel is economic as well. You can share the local travel and stay expenses. Even air travel in group is cheaper. I love to travel in group chatting along and playing games.

Group travel also increases the safety. A group of people are definitely safer than a nuclear family. Staying is best at vacation rentals and you can share the expenses here too. It will be cheaper than normal living in your home town.

Cancun, Mexico

If you are coming to Cancun in a group then you will enjoy the stay.  Your friends and family will enjoy living in the local villas or apartments. You will get the real feel of the local culture.

You can go snorkeling of the coast at Isle Mujeres or enjoy the night life. Relax with your friends and be sure not to miss the beach parties. There are many great places to see in and around Cancun.

Chichen Itza – You can go see the ancient Mayan city in its ruins. It is a mesmerizing experience with all the old classical periodical scenery.

Underwater Museum – The underwater museum has many pieces of artefacts. It is an engaging experience when you go snorkeling or scuba diving in these waters.

Yorkshire, UK

The best of England is Yorkshire. You can see the castles and enjoy riding horses and going on mock fox-hunting. There is no dearth of adventure and if travelling in a group your enjoyment will be multiplied.

Fountains Abbey – A preserved ruin of Cistercian monasteries, you can really go back in time visiting the place. Located three miles south-west of Ripon. A great place for group visit.

York Minister – The highest chapel in Yorkshire is a must visit. The art on stained glass and the gothic design makes it a beautiful structure. A museum of religious artifacts in the basement will make your day.

Bask in the English countryside with your boots up in the amazing accommodations available even in the remote villages. That is Yorkshire for you.

Playa De Carmen, Mexico

Famous for the coral reefs and scuba diving Playa De Carmen is great for travelling with friends. You can go snorkeling and enjoy the clear and warm Caribbean waters. Grand Coral resort is good for renting accommodations for a group of people.

Xcaret – A Mayan civilization archaeological site Xcaret is a visitor’s delight. You can swim in the numerous pools of azure blue water or can take a ride on a wooden boat through the waterways.

Xplor theme park – The perfect place for a day of enjoyment with group. The theme based park will fill your day with fun and energy.

Phuket, Thailand

Over the last decade Phuket has grown as a vacation destinations. With wide-ranging options to relax and enjoy you can de-stress here. The amazing Thai cuisine and unique culture draws the tourists. A good place to enjoy with friends.

Escape Hunt – A live puzzle game full of action which requires five people to play. The challenge is to solve clues against the clock. Everyone above seven years can enjoy this brain teasing game. A special for groups as they can enjoy more.

Baan Teelanka – An upside down house is an architectural marvel. Yes it looks upside down from outside but has many adventures inside. Great place for group visit.

Las Vegas, Nevada

The most attractive location in USA. It is the place for people who love fashion and gambling. Gamble away and relax in the beautiful Nevada city.

Red rock canyon – You can go trekking and rick climbing. Also you can simply stroll through the natural marvel, which is a national conservation area.

Fremont Street experience – A pedestrian mall in down town Las Vegas, is a huge tourist attraction. It is not the normal mall. Visit with friends or family to know the difference.

Tuscany, Italy

The beautiful Italy will come to fore when you are travelling in a group. The nature is best enjoyed in company of friends or family. Soak in the nature and enjoy the Italian dishes in Tuscany. I never had a better pizza anywhere in the world.

Uffizi Gallery – The most popular male statue David by Michael Angelo is here. Do not miss the fun and visit the Uffizi Gallery for experience of renaissance art works.

Chianti’s Olive Groves – A visit to Tuscany is incomplete without seeing the olive groves. Just stroll through the plantation and enjoy some great Italian food cooked in olive oil.

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Off late Colombo has become a great attraction for the tourists. The tea gardens and offerings of water sport has benefited the tourism industry in this trans-port city of Sri Lanka.

National Zoological Gardens – A great place to visit with kids and experience the nature. The park is unique as it has animals in open space and you can take a safari through the place. Toy trains are also available to have fun.

Beira Lake – Take a walk on the single lane way through the lake and experience the aquatic life from up close.

Munich, Germany

Enjoy the stay with the traditional German culture. The culture will really amaze you. The people are dead honest and are great hosts. You can enjoy the history with your friends. It is a bit expensive though.

Gothic Neues Rathaus – The town hall in the old town of Marienplatz is a place to experience the tradition of Germany.

Annual Oktoberfest – Visit Munich in October to enjoy the stupendous Oktoberfest with all the festivities.

London, UK

The English capital has the right mix of old and new. You can enjoy the cobbled street and the speedy metro at the same location. A must visit with friends once in life time. Enjoy the history and the technology in London with friends.

St. Paul’s Cathedral – The seat of the bishop of London, the Cathedral is an architectural beauty. Located on top of Ludgate hill the highest point of London.

London Bridge – Remember the London bridge from the famous nursery rhyme. A must visit place.

Riviera Maya, Mexico

A stretch on the Yucatan peninsula has many things to offer for the tourists. All inclusive packages in nature retreat homes and the reclusive yoga centers will make it a unique experience. You can also revere in the ancient Mayan culture of the place.

Akumal – The places of turtles. You can see the giant 500 pound turtles while snorkeling in these clear waters.

Cenotes – The natural sink holes can be explored in many ways. They are abundant in Riviera Maya. You can go snorkeling, cave diving, wading or swimming. Marvelous natural rock formation and stalagmites are there to explore and see.

Travel Tips for Women in Australia

If you’re travelling to Australia, you’re certainly not alone as every year the number of people visiting this popular country is increasing dramatically. As a woman traveller, you certainly don’t want things like contraceptives and feminine hygiene products interfering with having a good time. Also, if you’re travelling alone you don’t want to become ill and not know about Australia’s health facilities and services.

travel tips

Remember too, that if you’re intending to travel while pregnant, just see your doctor well in advance to get the all clear. The cities and beaches are always great to see in Australia, but if you’re visiting some of the awesome outback towns such as Kununurra or Alice Springs , if you’re on any kind of medication, remember that your particular medications might not be readily available in these outback towns.

Pack a first aid kit with a supply of your unique medicines, as well as products to do with personal safety as well as emergency health. Certainly if you use injectable medications, you will want to ensure you have your own supply of needles and syringes for hygiene purposes and for safety sake. Also things like blisters, cuts and headaches may seem like minor deterrents, but they can bring a hiking trip through the outback to a standstill if you haven’t prepared yourself with plasters, anti-inflammatories, pain killers and disinfectants.

If you’ve been literally counting the seconds towards your getaway to the land down under, you don’t want health issues ruining your excitement. Prep before you go and pack smart so that nothing stops to from having the time of your life.

Travelling in the Desert

Travelling in a desert is a liberating experience. It has its own thrills and challenges. However deserts pose many challenges even for the experienced hikers. Lack of water, shifting landscape and extreme temperatures make it really difficult.

Desert Travel

Travelling in Desert

But a little bit of preparation goes a long way in making the trip through a desert enjoyable.

  • Do not travel alone – Always travel in groups in a desert. Even a camel does not travel alone, in spite of being well equipped to brave the sun.
  • Check weather – Dust storms can be a grave threat in the deserts. Modern forecasts are however very accurate. Always check with the forecast before travelling.
  • Proper dressing – Wear cotton dress which is loose to feel comfortable. Tight dress or short dresses are a complete no. The temperature drops appreciably in the night, so carry warm clothes as well.
  • Hydration – Keep drinking water, as the heat in the desert dehydrates your body. Keep energy bars handy to keep up the sugar level.
  • Carry GPS – With similar landscapes for miles you may be easily lost. Keeping a GPS helps you to find where you are and keeps you on track.
  • Walk steady – When walking keep a slow and steady pace. Do not stretch yourself, and take proper rest breaks.
  • Quick sand – Keep a stick and prod your way through. Many cases of quick sand drowning have been reported.
  • Animals – Most of the animals are nocturnal, but you may find some snakes and scorpions. They are extremely venomous. Beware!!!!!

Taking the necessary precautions, desert travel can really be enjoyable. You will enjoy the vast emptiness!!!!

5 Tips for Safe Travel for Women

I would not say that it is unsafe to travel alone in Australia. In spite of the safety, crimes against single travelling women are not absent. Just by being a bit careful you can escape being in trouble.

Solo Travel Women

Travelling SOLO!!!!!

Here are a few small things you need to take care. Rather put them in your routine when you go out.

  1. Look relaxed – There can be situations when you panic. This is the moment the lifters are looking for. Even in an emergency situation look relaxed. It will help you a lot.
  2. Be dressed correctly – This is not about liberation of women or other stuff. Dressing properly with less skin showing, draws attention away and helps you be safe.
  3. Take the public transport – It is always safer in busy places. So when you are travelling always take the public transport. An attack in crowded places is less likely.
  4. Use GPS and Google maps – We generally ask another person, who is a local for directions. Sometimes they take advantage. Rely on GPS and Google maps on your phone. They are pretty accurate.
  5. Watch your purse – It does not mean always keep shuffling. The best way is to keep an indirect look and seeming not to pay much attention. Keep all your documents and most of the money in deeper pockets.

Packing your makeup for a trip

You want to look your best in your travel photos, and you will certainly want your favourite makeup to accompany you in this trip. But thanks to flight regulations, you might have to pack your makeup carefully.

You don’t have to carry every item you own- you should prioritize and only carry the products and makeup that you really need. If you travel a lot, it would be good for you to invest in some travel size containers for your shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, sunscreen, etc.

Travel containers

You should avoid carrying any breakable bottles, as far as you can, and if you have to, you can keep it rolled in his socks, or other clothes. By keeping all your liquids in a sealable ziplock bag, you can ensure none of these things spill on to your luggage.

Ziplock Bag for Beauty Product

While carrying your makeup, make sure you keep all of it in a small pouch or a box that you can take with you on your carry on. This way, you will be able to get off the flight looking amazing. You can carry this pouch with you in your bag too- in case you want to refresh your makeup for that special photo!

Makeup pouch for travel

How to pack for your solo vacation?

The first time I went travelling alone, I was extremely unprepared. But I’d still consider that a helpful experience, for now I know exactly what to avoid, and I can spread my wisdom too.

First and foremost, if you are travelling alone, try keeping the luggage to a minimum. It certainly does not help if you are carrying a huge, big suitcase with you. It will be a good idea for you to invest in a sturdy backpack which can carry all your necessary luggage for an extended journey.

Secondly, do not pack too many clothes. It will be a smarter idea for you to carry clothes that can be mixed-and-matched to create new outfits on a regular basis. Carry clothes that suit the climate too- during summer, you will have to carry enough cottons and shorts. In winters, it might be better for you to carry multiple layers, sturdy boots and one thick jacket that will keep you warm throughout the journey.

Tips for women on what to pack

Besides this, you should also remember to pack the essentials- some sunscreen, bug repellent, pyjamas, sunglasses, toiletries, basic make-up, etc. You can find many handy lists on the internet that will give you checklists too. Just remember that even if you do forget something basic, you will be able to buy it in Australia.

How safe is Australia for women travellers?

Australia and New Zealand are probably two of the safest countries for women who want to travel without any male companionship. There is a thriving backpacker culture in Australia, so big cities and small towns both welcome women backpackers and travellers. This, however, does not apply to all of Oceania, for the traditions and culture in the Pacific Islands are rather different.

Like any other country, Australia has it’s own share of problems. This is the reason why you should exercise basic caution when travelling alone. There are some areas that are considered dodgy and you should try researching on these places so you don’t end up there by mistake. You should certainly not try travelling alone in the Outback or any of the remote areas in Australia, either.

Women Backpackers in Australia

If you would feel more comfortable, you could try researching a list of hotels that are women-friendly. Many backpackers hotels have women-only floors, in case that would make you feel safer. Greyhound buses are a safe mode of transport for those who do not wish to backpack, as well.

As long as you exercise basic caution (as much as you would in your home town), you will be able to have an amazing holiday in Australia.