Where to Travel Each Month of the Year? Part 1.

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JANUARY – Yucatan

Winter is Yucatan’s high season, and the most exciting adventures you will experience are from the 20th of December when the season begins. Throughout January you can enjoy the most pleasant weather, the clearest turquois water, the most beautiful nature, the brightest landscapes, the most inimitable beauty of undersea world and the highest level of service. Yucatán expects tourists to visit the peninsula in the winter months, so the service is of the highest level during that season.

We advise you to reserve well in advance if you plan to be in Cancún around the holidays in order to book the best hotel rooms and the best resorts.

January is a perfect month in Yucatán as the temperatures are ideal, around 25-30C (77-86F) while the water temperature is around 20C (68F), which is perfect for swimming.

Exploring Mayan ruins 🔎🗿 #xichenitza #yukatan #cancunmexico #rivieramaya #xmasholidays

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Interesting facts about Yucatán:

  • Yucatán has one of the new Seven Wonders of the World: the iconic pyramid Chichén Itzá is located here
  • Yucatán has the longest pier in the world, over 8 km

 

FEBRUARY – Colombia

Colombia is special. It has only two seasons: dry and rainy. Traveling to Colombia in February means that you will have a chance to enjoy the beautiful warm and sunny dry season in most of the country.

Besides glorious warm weather, in February there is also the Carnaval de Barranquilla in Atlantico that is always widely celebrated in the country. Being one of the largest events in the world, Carnaval de Barranquilla dates back to the 19th century. Due to its importance to locals, all regular activities are completely canceled,  and the entire country participates in this carnival event.

Interesting facts about Colombia:

  • It’s the only country in South America that has a coastline on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea
  • Colombia has one of the highest capital cities in the world.
  • It is OK for Colombian children to drink coffee

MARCH – Galapagos Islands

Tortoises and turtles definitely look like they're from a different time. Feeding them must be surreal. [📷 @mourabu ]

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The Islands of Galapagos are visited all year round; however, March is the best time to discover this beloved tourist getaway. Why March? Because the average temperature is about 24C (75F), and water temperatures are around 25C (77F) – offering perfect weather conditions for an exciting holiday. This season is also excellent for diving and snorkeling as underwater visibility is the best of the year. However, you should put on sunblock with SPF 30 or higher not to get sunburnt.

Interesting facts:

  • The oldest island in the Galapagos, Espanola, is be 3.5 million years old.
  • Due to its location on the Equator, the Galapagos Islands have an equal 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of night throughout the year.

 

APRIL – Fiji

💎 Happy Wednesday. This is where me and @tiareonly are right now. Dreams require hustle.

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April is a fantastic month for visiting Fiji. First, it is the most budget-friendly month to go. Pleasant temperatures do not have the chill that comes in September and June. You will also experience wonderful sunshine without the fear of getting burnt or having sunstroke. The hottest temperatures here are in the months of July and October. It is not recommended to visit the island in these months since the extremely high temperatures are scorching.

Already missing Fiji #holidayblues #fiji #tokoriki

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Interesting facts:

  • Fiji is made up of 333 islands, with 223 of them being uninhabited.
  • Fijians raise their eyebrows as a non-verbal way to say “yes”.

 

MAY- Hawaii

May is the cheapest month for traveling to Hawaii. If winter is the high season for Hawaii, summer is the low one. So May is somewhere in the middle between the two. What does it mean?

It means that the Big Island is not over occupied with tourists in these months, but the weather is still wonderful, about 27C (81F) on average, and about 24C (75F) in Honolulu, Hawaii’s capital city on the island of Oahu. The sea temperature is about 26C (79F) – perfect for beach recreation.

Classic mornings on the stairway to Heaven

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Interesting facts about Hawaii:

  • Hawaii’s nickname is the “Aloha State.” Aloha is used both as “hello” and “goodbye” – and to express the overall hospitable spirit of the Islands.
  • Surfing, or “Heenalu” in Hawaiian language, was basically invented by the Polynesians when they came here a thousand years ago.

 

JUNE – Australia

From the crystal water to sparkling sands and gentle seaside, unparalleled cuisine, unbelievable nightlife and gorgeous beaches, verdant forests and beautiful nature – Australia is a favorite destination for Canadians. Average temperatures are about 21C (70F), and the sea temperature is around 19C (66F). All these conditions make Australia one of the most desirable places to visit.

Interesting facts about Australia:

  • Australia is as wide as the distance between London and Moscow
  • Melbourne has the world’s largest Greek populationoutside of Athens

 

JULY –Peru

Beautiful sunset overlooking Amantani Island on Lake Titicaca! 🌅

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Peru is a wonderful destination for those who love mild climate, gorgeous landscapes and amazing scenery. So, if you are fond of hiking, this destination is just perfect for you! If you dream of exploring the Andes Mountains, July is the best time to go: it’s dry season so the climate is perfect for hiking.

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Interesting facts about Peru:

  • Peru is the third-largest country in South America
  • Mashed potatoes, French fries and chips – all of these snacks owe their origin to Peru.
  • 60% of the country is covered by rainforest.

5 Exciting Yet Low-Impact Vacation Ideas for Older Adults

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Retirement need not be days spent at home gardening, reading books or napping. For older adults who have the means, time and physical health, it might just be the best moment to do something exciting. Studies show that seniors or baby boomers who are at present in their 50s to 70s are a diverse group with higher purchasing power and activity levels. They are more inclined to travel or invest in trips to visit family and friends. For some, retirement is a chance to tick adventures off on their bucket list. If you are planning a memorable vacation, here are some suitable holiday ideas for seniors.

River Cruising on the Mekong

Cruises might be on your list, but if you ever think of heading to Asia, a visit to any of the countries – Vietnam, Cambodia or Laos offers something different. Check out the fabulous Angkor Wat, the serene rice fields in Vietnam or the Plain of Jars in Laos. To cap off your trip, a cruise on the Mekong River is a low-impact activity that will take you to several countries including Thailand, China and Myanmar.

Safari Game Watching in Botswana

Botswana is a success story in Africa, with its stable democracy and economic prosperity brought by conflict-free diamonds.  The country is teeming with amazing wildlife and safaris both high quality and an exciting way to get up close with wild animals. You can arrange for fully-catered camping in one of the national parks such as Chobe, the Okavango Delta or Moremi Game Reserve.

Beach Stay in Hawaii

If you look at offers of travel agencies that organize trips for seniors or your community associations, you will see that Hawaii is a popular beach destination. The Aloha State has something for every type of beach lover from rugged coasts to sandy shores. The best part is that the beaches are public spaces accessible to everyone.  Whether you are an active senior who loves water sports or are the type to just laze around in tropical settings, Hawaii is the place for a relaxing beach retreat.

Culinary Adventure in Bologna

Italy is a real place for holidays and everything about this southern European country is fantastic from food and wine to fashion and shopping. For an adventurous culinary trip, Bologna is the place to go. It is well-known among food lovers for its culinary delights. Think of tagliatelli, ragu, tortellini and mortadella for that sumptuous experience. Local dining is not the only thing seniors can do. There are also culinary lessons, walking and cycling tours that can be enjoyed for that perfect European sojourn.

Mountain Retreat in Bhutan

Relaxation is an important activity for everyone. Why not opt for a sublime experience and head to the Kingdom of Bhutan? This tiny country has been sheltered from the outside world for decades with its government deliberately limiting the number of visitors. Lately, it is easier to visit Bhutan. Absorb the sights of spectacular mountain sceneries and pristine forests, visit temples or just enjoy the serenity and peace of the country & its people.

By Sally Phillips

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Sardinia – Dream Island

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Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean, located to the west of Italy and surrounded by more than 1800km of impeccable coastline. It is favored as a holiday destination by Europeans and other nationalities due to its charming scenery, unforgettable beauty, and brilliant ambiance.

Sardinia has been named one of the most beautiful islands in the world by many top magazines and popular website resources. The reason is simple – Sardinia has some of the most incredible beaches in Italy and all Europe. Many Canadians choose this beloved itinerary for their summer holidays. The popularity of this European destination is explainable: here you can enjoy a beach vacation with crystal clear azure waters, pristine coastline, unbelievable nature and the beautiful European charm of a historical getaway island.

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YYZ Travel Advisors know just how hard it can be to choose the right beach holiday destination, as there are so many of them in the world! Descriptions would be pretty much the same: verdant nature, warm humid climate, exceptional coastline, blue waters and sparkling white sands.

So, speaking about Sardinia, we will mention the most EVIDENT reasons to book your flight from Canada to the Mediterranean.

  • Locals here are relaxed and easy-going. The mentality on the island is different from what one would experience on the mainland. Busy European capitals have nothing in common with the pleasant relaxing ambiance you will feel as soon as your plane lands on Sardinian terrritory. Residents of hectic metropolitan areas can enjoy perfect rest in the calm atmosphere of this paradise.
  • Sardinia is a foodie heaven – a real Shangri-la for anyone who loves seafood, cheese dishes, roasted meat and all kinds of fish. Due to the rich flora of the region, Sardinia is also a perfect destination for vegetarians and vegans. Of course, one of the most exciting dishes here is Sardinian handmade pasta. No doubt your trip to Sardinia should include a plan for main dishes that you don’t want to miss trying:

Malloreddus pasta (made from semolina and saffron)

Spaghittus cun cancioffa e bottariga (Spaghetti made with dried fish eggs of tuna and artichokes)

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Maialetto (roasted piglet)

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Panadas (oven baked pieces of meat)

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Lorighittas (Sardinian pasta served with tomatoes and sausage)

And don’t forget that all these Italian entrees  go well with local Sardinian wines like refreshing white Vermentino di Gallura, elegant white Semidano, intensive red Cagnulari, white chamomile flavored Malvasia di Bosa and, of course, the best Sardinian wine, red Cannonau.

·         Sardinian people have their own language; a so-called mix of Italian and Spanish, this language is a heavenly melody for the ears of foreigners. Even if you speak Italian fluently, it will be hard to understand this language. But how beautiful it is! Moreover, you have a chance to learn something new.

·         Sardinia is a perfect chance to combine two different types of travel: beach recreation and visiting historical sites. You shouldn’t miss the opportunity to see its famous “Nuraghes”, ancient constructions of the Bronze era made from giant stones. The exceptional beauty of this attraction is worth a separate visit to this Italian island. However, the trip is far more interesting when mixed with beach vacations.

 

Travel Ideas for your Summer 2017 Vacations

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Mediterranean Cruise

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Countries of the Mediterranean are vibrant, exciting and very inspiring. Tourists often can’t choose the one destination to visit. For this reason, a cruise would be a perfect way to visit several ciities and explore different countries of the region.

Bright, colorful and verdant lands of the Mediterranean coast are beloved by many tourists all over the world and are perfect for your next summer vacation. What can be more romantic, beautiful and delightful than a summer cruise along the turquoise waters of Mediterranean Sea disembarking at the most attractive getaways?
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Caribbean Destinations


Favorite and beloved holidays, the most popular destinations among Canadian travelers – classical summer getaways for those who love sunny vacations at the sea shore. Just imagine: white-sand beaches, palm-fringed shores, sand that squeaks under your feet, clear waters of the Caribbean Sea and diverse underwater wildlife.

Swim with turtles and dolphins, do exciting diving and snorkeling, take pictures with divine landscaped views in the background, try some of the best surfing on the planet and enjoy the ultimate Caribbean summer experience.

Russian Experience

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There is no better chance to try new amazing destinations than this summer 2017. A trip from Toronto to Russia seems long and tiresome, not to mention crazy and even thrilling. However, in recent years this destination experienced a significant increase of interest among Canadian tourists.

Even if you have already visited the Russian capital, you should definitely try it one more time in 2017! The reason is the changes and renovations that Moscow has seen over the past few years. You will see that the Russian capital has become more verdant, with numerous parks, alleys and new areas made for tourists and residents. It has become more modern, fashionable and bright. Despite various stereotypes, Russia is far more captivating than you might imagine.

 

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Far East Asia Never Sleeps

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Unconventional Far East remains on top of the most-trending travel destinations in the world. It is called “far” for a good reason, as it takes over 14 hours to get to the region by plane. However, such a long flight doesn’t frighten explorers who are searching for an Asian experience, as the  Far East is really worth it. Impeccable culture, matchless scenery, modern architecture and unique atmosphere will make you desire to come back.

Asian culture is so captivating and unusual for foreign tourists, promoting a culture of hard work, exceptional Asian service and “getting everything done perfectly”.

The busiest cities in the world are located in the removed and exotic region, and you can be sure when coming here that they never sleep.

Tokyo

 

Ginza Crossing #timelapse #tokyuplazaginza #cynadzbaeintokyo #tokyoatnight

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Some cities don’t need to be presented. The Japanese capital is one of the most unique and specific cities in the world. Amazing Japanese culture is very different from all other Far Eastern cultures. Due to its isolated geographic location, Japan has built an extremely unique and one-of-a-kind culture.

Walking around #inlovewithtokyo

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Tokyo is a must-see location for anyone who has decided to visit several destinations in the Far Eastern region. It is very different from its Asian neighbors, and it is notable in everything: cuisine, business, work habits, family values, mentality and way of rest.

 

Seoul

Seoul at night ❤🇰🇷 #korea2016 #seoulatnight #gangnamgu

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People of Seoul are often called ‘the Italians of the East’, and locals like this tendency. Koreans are friendly, emotional and very stylish. They have their own culture of making business, influenced by both American and Asian tendencies. Koreans are creative, and it is widely presented in the country’s capital.

Seoul is an Asian metropolitan city, with a lot of skyscrapers, multiple attractions, local authentic restaurants and noisy bars, unbelievable art objects, Asian street culture and fast life. All these activities do not stop at night, and in the Korean capital it never gets dark.

 

Bangkok

#nightstreet #nightlife #hyperlapse #tuktuk #thailand #bangkok #bangkoknightlife

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The city of Bangkok is an area of bright contrasts with narrow somber streets full of little shops selling street food and diverse things on the one side, facing incredibly modern buildings, up-to date giant shopping centers and city technologies from the other side.

Fietsen in Bangkok 🚲 #dollepret #bangkok #covankessel #bike #tourist #backpacking #thailand

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Rod Fai Night Market #bangkok #thailand #travel #travelergirl #enjoyinglife #bangkokview #bangkokbynight #rodfainightmarket

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Once you’ve visited Bangkok, you will never forget it. This city is special. Its incredible charm drives you crazy, leaving a desire to return here again and again. Bangkok is a must-visit city that should definitely be on your bucket list. Whenever you come here, the place is always busy, lively and full of energy 24/7.

Hong Kong

Special administrative region of People’s Republic of China, it’s a very modern city. Hong Kong is famous for its beauty. This is a place where the vast, wild outdoors mixes with sports adventures and bright Asian festivals. Hong Kong’s culture is a melting pot of customs and traditions, influenced by thousands of years of immigration. Hong Kong is a city where “old meets new” architecture is alive and looks sometimes spontaneous, sometimes even surprising.

Somewhere in Wan Chai .. #wanchai #hongkong

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The city’s main heritage buildings: Wan Chai’s Blue House, Man Mo Temple facing such modern spots as Man Mo Café, PMQ and Stone Nullah Tavern. Whenever you come to this wonderful city, it never sleeps.

Published: 17.05.2017

Two different ways to explore Nantes. Which will you choose?

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Usual way to explore Nantes

Nantes is the 6th largest city in France and an important area in the northwest section of the country. It is located in the Loire-Atlantique department of the Pays-de-la-Loire region.

A lively and active university city, Nantes is a pleasant town (Time magazine voted it the most livable town in France.): a visit is highly recommended if you are in the region.

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A visitor who comes to this incredible city should visit the top destinations of Nantes:

  • Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne
  • Cathedral of Saint-Peter 
  • Jardin des Plantes
  • The Fine Art Museum
  • La Coulée du cerf (Parc animalier )
  • Nantes Cathedral
  • Tour Bretagne
  • Jules Verne Museum
  • French destroyer Maillé-Brézé
  • Château de Goulaine
  • Natural History Museum of Nantes
  • Théâtre Graslin

This list of prime destinations in the French city could be augmented by less popular but no less important ones. However, it is up to you whether to visit all the main sites or to view only those  most interesting.

Breton castle. Nantes. France. depositphotos.com

When you feel hungry, use the following list of the most famous and, undoubtedly, classic French restaurants that have must-visit reputations among tourists. Here is a list of popular cafes and restaurants that are closest to the main city attractions:

L’Entrecote, Nantes. TripAdvisor

  • La Cigale is a famous brasserie in Nantes, France, situated on the same city square as the Théâtre Graslin. There is a good reason why it has been considered a historic monument since 1964.
  • L’entrecote Nantes – A chain of restaurants with European cuisine, famous for its exceptional service and black and yellow design.
  • Villa Cesar – Italian restaurant located in heart of the French city. Here you can enjoy an attractive mix of two European cultures. Ville Cesar is notable not only for cuisine, but also its interior design, service and ambiance. A must-see place for true fashionistas.
  • Hippopotamus – famous food and restaurant chain is represented here in France. Traditional French cuisine is mixed with American favorite steaks and grills which have become extremely popular in France. Try to visit this café in Nantes as the ambiance is cozier and more homelike than in Paris or other large cities.

Hippopotamus. Nantes, Centre. leboost.com

Those dreaming about French charm but in a more extreme, bolder and honest way, are welcome to the second part of our article.

Unexpected Nantes

If you would like to be an untypical traveler – to explore the clubby streets of Nantes, feel the city’s inner energy and plunge into its exquisite  atmosphere more than the an average tourist – welcome to the second part of the article. It could be a paradise for visual media lovers.

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NANTES . FRANCE . PONT DE TBILISSI #obrigadovida #ooovidão #nantesstreetart #ssshhhnnn #shn

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Le voyage à Nantes #nantesstreetart #streetartnantes #levoyageanantes

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It all started when the city’s young mayor decided to implement his unusual idea to invest in art. The result: the city has become edgy  – even exotic for an ordinary European – for it’s crazy artworks. It’s not the museums you visit during the average city tour. It’s all about street art, contemporary style, and unexpected decisions of unique designers.  Plant them outdoors where everybody has to stare at them and get used to the idea of Contemporary Art.

Now, Nantes is a melting pot of diverse arts and a hot spot of European design in street architecture. Considered to be the most “bizarre” French city for its incredible and sometimes highly unexpected art decisions, this true notion of public art is a smart investment for a place that promotes itself as France’s most “bizarre” city.

Sortie promenée mon éléphant. À dispo. #touriste #iledenantes #lesmachinesdenantes #elephant #ouiilfaitbeau

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Three Reasons to Throw a Wedding Celebration at Sea

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For couples planning a wedding, the idea of spending time with loved ones and offering guests a vacation has become more appealing in recent years. (Proof: Twenty percent of couples had a destination wedding in 2015.)  Virtuoso travel advisors can double as destination wedding planners, too. My friend Shelly Hilgers recently decided to host her wedding reception at sea (after having a family-only ceremony on land a month earlier), and as we readied to board the ship in Port Canaveral, our group of scattered family and friends popped corks and toasted the newlyweds over Champagne. We spent the next three days sailing around the Caribbean in honor of their marriage, enjoying uninterrupted time together.

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Here, three reasons why getting married or hosting a wedding reception at sea are attractive options:

More Quality Time with Loved Ones

Thanks to technology, it’s easier than ever to maintain long-distance friendships, but that doesn’t mean we don’t crave face time. Dozens came together for Shelly and Patrick’s wedding, from all corners of the U.S. After three days in the Caribbean, sipping poolside cocktails and dining on gourmet meals, old friends had reconnected and new friends had been made.

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Enough Freedom to Double as a Vacation

Just as Shelly hoped, her reception felt like a vacation for guests. On board and off, we had the space and flexibility to do as much or as little as we wanted. My husband and I spent our shore day in Nassau touring pirate ships while others went snorkeling or wandered around town. We all met up for an afternoon on the beach before heading back to the ship.

A Royal Caribbean wedding ceremony.

Less Stress for the Newlyweds

Weddings can often seem like a lot of fun for guests, but more like endless stress for the couple. By keeping the ceremony small and the reception non-traditional, Shelly and Patrick traded typical pressures for time with guests. “We were able to enjoy the reception without any planned activities like a first dance or speeches,” said Hilgers. “This made for a great, relaxing time.”

DO IT: Several cruise lines offer an array of wedding and reception packages. Royal Caribbean and Princess Cruises can arrange simple or extravagant ceremonies. Smaller, more intimate river-cruise lines including Avalon Waterways and Belmond allow guests to charter entire ships. Virtuoso travel advisors can help select the right cruise, handle group reservations, and organize wedding activities.

ADVANTAGE OF REGULAR TRAVEL

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Traveling is a new trend that is extremely popular nowadays. People all over the world not only love to travel but also believe that traveling opens new horizons and is essential for everyone who wants to explore the world. People are crazy about traveling. We only live once, and no one wants to waste his life on a boring job, an arrogant boss, or staring at a monitor eight hours a day. Nowadays people value experience and moment, not money and capital. In today’s article we discuss those incredible moments that travel gives to a person.

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Travel gives a feeling of happiness

Many people complain of fatigue, bad dreams, nerve strain, and stress. In such condition, it is necessary to change scenery and go somewhere. Psychologists agree with such an assertion, claiming that only travel can provide a full unloading. If you want to feel comfortable, plan several short trips a year, and forgo the customary long holiday.

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Travel gives new emotions

Regular travel gives people a feeling of happiness and feeds them with new impressions and exciting emotions. It opens opportunities for new acquaintances. A lot of people become attached to certain areas with beautiful nature and unique sights, seeking to go there regularly. There are a lot of such corners in the territories of Canada, and also in neighboring countries. Scientists have proven that people who invest in travel – living in large centers with various exhibitions, presentations, and concerts of favorite stars – feel much happier than those who prefer a solitary way of life behind a TV or computer monitor.

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Travel broadens horizons

Travel happens differently; everything depends on the goal set by the traveler. Some like to spend money on shopping, expensive restaurants, and fashionable clubs. But some learn more about the country of stay and visit museums and historic sites. These people care more about travel itself and learning new things, plunging into a new culture. They learn a lot and broaden their horizons by learning new facts about the foreign country.

How to Be a Travel Fashionista

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Every single traveler likes to dress up. Today travel is all about style and fashion. Travelers cares a lot about their look. This is completely comprehensible, as everyone wants to look gorgeous on photos and videos. Nowadays fashion trends are the same in almost every country. The same brands, the same trends. But there are some very specific looks for every country that we are going to discuss in this post.

Ecuador – Panama Hat
These stylish hats are created from plaited leaves of the toquilla straw plant. The hat is thought to have orginated in Ecuador, but nowadays it is universally known as a “Panama Hat”. If you have never tried wearing a hat, or if you want to start wearing one, the Panama Hat is an ideal choice. It suits almost everyone, doesn’t look too pompous; it’s mature, never gets “old-fashioned,” and it could be a perfect way to cover up your hair when it doesn’t look good, or protect your head from the sun’s burning rays.

Panama hats in the sun in Otavalo Ecuador. Photo: depositphotos.com

Panama hats in the sun in Otavalo Ecuador. Photo: depositphotos.com

USA – Cowboy Boots
These boots, which were apparently not made for walking, are very popular in The United States. In the beginning, they were an essential accessory for cowboys back in the day, but now they have become simply fashionable. Moreover, the idea of the trend found followers around the globe. This is because cowboy boots are amazing to wear and very versatile. They have a Cuban heel, are rounded to a pointed toe, have a high shaft, and, traditionally, no lacing.  Nowadays this fashion trend is supported by such famous brands as Tony Lama, Anderson Bean, Justin, Lucchese, Double H and many more.

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Dredlocks –  Jamaica
The first known reference to this hairstyle dates back to ancient Egypt, where dreadlocks first emerged on Egyptian artifacts. Mummified remains of ancient Egyptians wearing dreadlocks were found at some archaeological sites. The hairstyle was later brought into popular culture with the help of world famous, incredible reggae artist Bob Marley, originally from Jamaica. These days it is extremely popular in Jamaica and all over the world. If you want to entirely plunge into the flavor of this special country, try this hair-dress. If you don’t like classical dreadlocks, you can try diverse variations more suitable for modern travelers: cornrows, braids, plaits, African hair braiding, and many others.

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Japan – Gyaru, Lolita

Gyaru is a Japanese transliteration of the word “girl”, and this trend first appeared in the late 1990s. Japanese girls would dye their hair in bright vibrant color, even a mix of different colors (the less natural it looked – the better), and put an enormous amount of fake tan on their skin. Nowadays this subculture has less popularity than it had few years ago, but it has influenced the new Lolita fashion. Here the bright, unnatural pastel colors remain, but the concept is different – which is to be in frilly dress with bows and curls. In Japan there are even a lot of modern and popular Lolita fashion brands, such as Angelic Pretty, Atelier Pierrot, Milk, Moi-même-moiti and many more. The last one refers to Gothic Lolita, a style which requires black dresses and skirts, lacy hair accessories, and jewelry adorned with delicate crosses.

Japanese girl in lolita cosplay. Photo: depositphotos.com

Iceland – Beard Cap
A Beard Cap could seem extremely unusual and even useless when first encountered. However, it is based on a traditional “lambshed-hood” that served a purpose for Icelandic farmers. Imagine how hard it was to experience the blustering snowstorms that occurred there regularly. The knitting pattern makes sense since the cap covers the head and neck – with only a small opening for the face. The first appearance of the Beard Cap as a fashion trend dates back to 2005. The design concept belongs to Vík Prjónsdóttir and his studio; today they are available in the Gentleman or Farmer style.

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