Monthly Archives: September 2020

Website Focuses on Worldwide Travel

Worldwide travel, from small town festivals around the globe to the highest mountains, are part of the coverage provided by a website focusing on all types of travel in every country on earth.

The site offers photos, stories and videos from around the world with major focus on the southern USA and all states in the country while offering international coverage.

A collection of travel stories and information are gathered into an onsite “magazine” and readers can also access pdf versions of a variety of travel books from the site’s on-line “library”

A recent addition is a store-site link to imprinted items popular with travelers. These can be ordered directly.

Site visitors can participate in an on-line travel course.

Videos cover many activities in the southern USA and numerous slide shows as well, covering festivals, drives, historic areas and tourist attractions.

Web visitors may also submit their travel stories and photos, particularly from around the world locations.

The site is updated on a regular basis and the most recent updates include vacation ideas, maps, vacation sites in the state of Alabama, Florida spots including EPCOT and Walt Disney World, Sanibel Island and the panhandle of Florida, Lake Carroll in Georgia, national vacation spots including Sea Island, Georgia and Seattle, Washington.

Global readers have provided stories and photos on the Philippines, India, Algeria, France and Thailand.

The site strives to touch on all facets of travel in a variety of locations and climates as one country may have summer while another has winter and the same climatic conditions are not worldwide.

Usually changes are made on the website as seasons change.

Beaches and outdoor activities are popular for summer while skiing, visiting museums, and cruises can be more popular for the winter.

Many of the articles and information focuses on economy travel and activities, particularly for the whole family or for couples.

Website visitors should return often to see the latest updates and travel information. Weather information may be posted from time to time as well as safety information regarding travel to certain countries or areas.

For many countries around the world tourism is a vital part of their financial growth and adds much to the local economies. Some countries are now focusing on nature tours and preserving much of their jungles and rivers as a draw for tourists.

Select links may also take the visitor to other sites providing additional information about an event or location.

Travel Insurance – What It Might Cover

When going on vacation there are so many things to remember and consider but one thing that almost no one considers is travel insurance. No matter how good you are at planning a vacation there are unexpected things that can happen, and that is where travel insurance comes into play. It can compensate you for unforeseen emergencies. Depending on the length of stay and type of trip, there are several type s of travel insurance to choose from.

• Trip Cancellation/Interruption coverage-these policies cover vacation cancellations due to sudden illness or death, weather, emergency military duty, jury duty, prior to departure of cruise line or bankruptcy of airline. Many also include terrorism insurance that will reimburse your expenses in the event that the U.S. Department of State issues a travel warning. This warning will advise people not to travel within a certain country for a certain length of time.

• Medical emergencies-this is useful if you plan to travel to underdeveloped countries. It will also cover individuals who have a chronic illness that may require medical attention at some time during their trip. The policy will reimburse you for the cost of medications, doctor visits, and it may sometimes cover medical evacuation out of the country. Make sure you check with your insurance company regarding the details because travel health coverage polices vary.

• Non-refundable tickets-you may also be able to obtain travel insurance that will cover this in the event your trip has to be cancelled for many different reasons. There are some plans that will even cover missed connections. This can be a lifesaver if there is a flight delay, confusing or over crowded airport terminal.

• Comprehensive insurance package-this is a package for frequent travelers or longer trips. This package provides a variety of coverage and is the best value. Some of these packages will let you choose what type of coverage you want to include.

• Cruise ships-this can cover when a cruise is delayed and the traveler has to change their hotel reservations or the trip is cut short and you have to arrange a trip home at the last minute.

Other expenses or situations may also be covered, which can include:

• Having to be airlifted to a medical facility

• Cost of medical procedures if your health insurance is not recognized in the jurisdiction

• Hotel booking issues

• Paying for a hotel if your flight is delayed

• Replacing essential items when luggage is delayed or loss

• Errors in flight arrangements if the traveler was not at fault

• Emergency legal assistance

• Transportation if you need to return home due to emergency or death of close relatives

Bohemian Travel Fashion

The boho trendy soft and smooth-textured caftan maxi is the perfect lounger yet luxurious and a must-have piece for your wardrobe. Wear on its own as a maxi dress or pair with skinny jeans, with a broad belt or sash and jazz up with a ton of mala beads, the recycled sari caftan is comfortable and perfect for relaxing at home, at pool parties as a hostess gown or simply a beach coverup. The flowy shape features wide, kimono sleeves and an exotic mix of abstract and floral prints.

Walk the beaches barefoot in your caftan, the wind billowing at the edges and the water lapping at your feet, connecting through the sand and earthing yourself with Mother Nature, an ancient practise that rejuvenates your body and is proven to make your healthier. Hippies and gypsies and their love for everything natural, from food to clothing have walked the earth barefoot for centuries and earthing is the new essential. You release all the negative ions or free radicals into the sand and your body gets positively charged with the earth ions. What better than recycled sari caftan dresses and natural cotton loose baggy pants for beach yoga.

Your jewelled kaftan has been designed to take you effortlessly from beach to bar, and each of our hand embroidered kaftans tells a story of summer fields and chrysanthemums, with a collage of colours and vivid designs. For the glamorous traveller, our digital printed viscose kaftans work perfectly from heavenly Tulum to the glorious Amalfi Coast.Be it a laid back beachy cotton voile caftan to a heavily embellished kaftan maxi, make your very own boho fashionista style.

The colorful and mystical prints of the hi low sari skirts worn with skinny halters create a signature boho style. The stylish skirt shows off your legs and yet trails behind wantonly longing for the never ending expanses of sandy beaches which merge into the dazzling blue waters.The free spirit vibe goes hand in hand with the naughty and fun nightlife. Boho chic fashion never goes out of style.

Hit the extravagant beach clubs in the colorful, embellished kaftan or lounge on your yacht in the sheer caftan dresses that shimmer in the sun accenting your silhouette. Glamorous Santorini with its whitewashed villas and indigo rooftops, the vintage patchwork maxi skirts are favorites with crochet tops, each unique and ethically handmade. Gypsy free spirited dresses, flamboyant colors and ethical clothing for the bohemian traveller, a style statement that never goes out of fashion.

Frugal Travel Tips For Las Vegas Attractions

I don’t gamble so I often get asked why I visit Las Vegas at least once a year. The answer? The free attractions make Las Vegas a frugal traveler’s paradise (and we’ll save the dining discussion for another article). Almost every casino has some sort of freebie gimmick to attract gamblers. In this article, I will cover, what I consider to be the must-see’s to give tourists a flavor of Las Vegas.

The Fountain Show At Bellagio

With nightfall comes the fountain shows at Bellagio. In the massive pool of water on the Strip side of the casino, illuminated spirts of water dance to a variety of music, popular, classical and even opera. They usually operate every 15 minutes (check with the casino to ensure), with a different song and show each time.

Sirens Of TI

Every night, in front of Treasure Island on the Strip, a battle takes place between sexy sirens and renegade male pirates. There are usually four identical kid friendly shows nightly. Get there early for best viewing (especially if you are vertically challenged). Stand close and you could get a bit wet.

Circus Circus Shows

Approximately every half hour in the Circus Circus casino on the Strip, there are free yet world class midway acts including jugglers and trapeze acts. I stayed for three shows and all three were different.

Freemont Street Experience

Las Vegas is more than the Strip. Situated in the heart of downtown, the historic Freemont Street Experience is a pedestrian walkway, covered by what they bill as the biggest big screen on the planet. There are street performers, vendors and every night at multiple times, a light and sound show.

Ethel M’s Chocolate Tour And Botanical Cactus Garden

Want to get away from the Strip yet do something free? Check out the Ethel M Chocolate Factory (One Sunset Way). A must for chocolate connoisseurs (I have purchased chocolate from all over the world for my Mom, her favorite is Ethel M’s), there is a self guided tour, free samples, and products for sale.

Outside there is the Botanical Cactus Garden with over 350 kinds of cacti, succulents from the local area and around the world (also free admission).

Note: There is an Ethel M’s at the airport if you are concerned about chocolate melting (check hours of operation as every time I go, its closed).

There are many, many other free attractions in Las Vegas. Attractions that are changed often to ensure the city remains fresh, exciting and a frugal traveler’s paradise.