9 Travel Movies To Inspire You To Pack Your Bags Right Now

Travel usually doesn’t require any inspiration. However, if you are losing hope & looking for some inspiration. Don’t look far or Instagram feeds. Here is the list of the best 8 travel movies that will inspire you to travel. It has been difficult to portray a country through lenses. Still, few travel movies justify the beauty of the place by showcasing it beautifully. Without any more delay check out the list of the award winning travel movies.


List of Travel Movies

1. Into the Wild :

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A man lost hope in the world materialistic stuff & decides to leave all the glitters, luxury behind & travel without any money. A real story of a guy named Christopher McCandless who chose to travel & enjoy life rather than doing mundane work. The movie is about his journey to the wilderness, experiences & adventure that happened on the road. The movie will take you to different locations in Alaska which are beautiful enough to lure you to it. He travels to the US, Mexico all on foot & made some wonderful memories. The scenes in the movie are amazing & beautifully shot. You will be amazed by nature for sure.


2. The Secret Life of Walter Mitty:

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A person who stuck at a boring job in a magazine firm always thought of traveling the world & exploring new avenues. But, like everyone he was not able to take that leap of faith step. However, an emergency at work forced him out of his comfort zone. He had to get one job done to avoid any bad outcome. This made him travel to Iceland & then to the Himalayas. The beauty of both the places is unmatched & the dark background of Iceland blended with bright colors makes a perfect display picture. Don’t miss the experience of exploring mesmerizing beauty. One of my favorite travel movies.


3. Wild:

Wild Movie
Based on the famous novel with the same name. A recent divorcee played by Reese Witherspoon decides to hike part of Pacific Crest Trail on a journey of finding self. Throughout the journey her past flashbacks frequently allow her to analyze mistakes that she made. The hiking trail consists of many parts & each part is beautiful, from deserts, jungle, landscapes, snow & whatnot. Before this hike, she had little to none experience of traveling. So, if you are lost in life watch this movie for some inspiration.


4. The Motorcycle Diaries:

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The famous story of Ernesto Guevara who later in life was known as Che Guevara through his diary stories. He started his bike journey to South America. He & his friend covered South America via road in around 5 months. While staying for 5 months on the road, they cross the beauty of South America & also witnessed the unfair behavior towards the people by the government. This led him & his friend to jump into the revolution. But, this movie is more about making of him as Che Guevara & an opportunity for you to enjoy the landscapes of South America & special attention to Machu Pichu (it is my bucket list), one of the best world heritage site.


5. Eat Pray & Love:

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Another adaptation of the book with the same name. A story of Elizebeth Gilbert who decided to take some time out & find herself. The marriage is on the rocks & with no nearby excitement to look up to. She decided to travel to different parts of the world to explore herself. The travel plan is divided into three parts, Italy where she wants to eat, eat & eat. India to pray & to learn meditation & than Bali to end the year, eventually finding the love. You will be mesmerized by the beauty of the place & will force you to travel


6. Lords of the Rings:

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A fantasy novel that was so brilliant that it later adapted into a movie. The movie is shot in New Zealand & will further stamp on the point that it is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The landscapes, mountains, rivers are just the best. Witness the amazing landscape & theatrical masterpiece at the same time.


7. Highway:

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A goon looking to make his end meet decided to kidnap a girl from high-class family. Kidnapping a high-class girl is never an easy task. So, he decides to travel up north to avoid the police. The road trip covers the parts of Rajasthan, Himachal, Punjab, Haryana & Kashmir. You will hardly ever find such a beautiful collaboration of different flavors. A treat to the eye.


8. Karwaan:

Karwaan Movie
A stranded relation between father & a son & then the news of father death comes. But, the courier company sent the wrong body to his address & the correct body is somewhere in South India, citing no other option; son decided to take that body to exchange. He along with his friend travel from Banglore to Kochi. The movie perfectly captures the nature & its beauty & its culture.


9. Euro Trip:

Euro Trip Movie
A teenage comedy movie, this is only for adults to watch. The guys decided to travel to different parts of Europe for some adventure & while on the roads they have some of the rare experiences. Enjoy different parts of Europe & their culture. travel film

Most of these movies are available on online streaming platforms like Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, etc.


Travel has become so engrossing that everyone wants to have a bit of it. But, due to this virus outbreak things have gone bad. However, people are hopeful that once the vaccine is available things will be normal again. People will come out for some adventure & like many others, they also find one a new ray of hope by traveling. I hope it does with you as well.


These 4 Countries Will Give You Financial Help On Your Trip

Who would have thought that countries will give financial support to the travelers who are willing to travel to those countries after COVID 19 pandemic? But, you will be surprised to know that there are few gems who are willing to do this. Many countries are opening not only their borders but will also their wallets. They will pay you or help you on your trip to boost tourism. Due to this widespread virus, the economy of the almost whole world is in devastating condition & with no immediate relief on the sight. This step could boost its financials. Traveling has always been one of the luxurious expenses in a person’s life. So, without wasting any more time, here is the list of countries that will offer some financial assistance to travel.


Japan Travel Guide

1. Japan

Japan is the land of rising Sun & is known for its fabulous hospitality. Japan has some of the best natural attractions in the world & who has not fantasized about clicking a photo in front of snow-capped Mt Fiji? If visiting Japan was your long time dream, your dream is about to get fulfilled. Japan Govt is proposing to pay half of the flight tickets. Not only this they are also planning to subsidize attractions substantially. However, there is no clarity as now. The guidelines are expected to come into effect from Jul 2020. So, if everything is formulated then Japan will see a surge in the tourist numbers.


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2. Sicily

Sicily is the largest island on the Mediterranean sea. It is known to lure luxury travelers with their unmatched beauty. As per the reports, Sicily Govt will cover 1 night for every 3 night at the hotel along with the free entry to museums & archeological sites. This is not all, they will also cover half of your flight ticket cost.


Mexico Travel Guide

3. Mexico

Mexico is more than its tequila, Cancun is a famous destination in Mexico who is looking to ramp up its tourism by offering great deals on stay. Cancun hotel association has decided to give 2+2 on hotel deals & many more lucrative offers on car rentals, spa services & flights as well.


Cyprus Countries To Visit After Corona

4. Cyprus

Cyprus is not exactly allowing any freebies. However, they have mentioned that if you or your family gets infected with Corona Virus. They will fund your trip. However, getting infected for getting freebies is not a wise option to take. Cyprus is a famous tourist spot for Britishers.


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5. Bulgaria

Bulgaria is in European union, it is also one of the most affordable places in Europe & yet under the radar. Some beaches along with their amenities are set to become free to the tourists.

So, until this coronavirus vanishes from the face of the earth. Be safe & sound & take all the necessary precautions. I am sure this post will help you decide on your first destination after the coronavirus.




Thoughts While Hiking Solo

Doing a solo activity is always a tough task, Andrew Agassi said in his biography, Open; that tennis is one of the loneliest sports in the world. From the moment you step into the court you are disconnected from the world & from there on, it is you & your decisions throughout the match. Apparently, which is true. Making decisions in real-time can be tough & hard & probably that is the reason which makes great players. A great player can control his or her emotions & can stay on the top of their game compared to their peers.


Hiking Solo

Yet, unlike tennis where there are hundreds of spectators watching your every move, cheering you & motivating you. Hiking is a solo & lonely affair. For the starters, there are no spectators & one step can terribly dampen your spirits. While every other solo sport takes this thrill of death from the moment due to the availability of medics, crowd & other help (that does make it a little less risky than hiking). Hiking check all these points that make it thrilling & dangerous at the same time. So, here are my experiences while hiking solo at some of the places lesser-known to me, a place where I went for the first time.

I am not an active hiker, but I have hiked a bit. From hiking solo in Mount Huashan to Lion’s head I have completed a few of the hikes that too solo. Every time I start with a hike, there is a sense of excitement, thrill & fear of mishappening. Hiking is very uncertain, many external factors complemented with the thoughts dictate your experience of a hike. With each passing minute, many thoughts will cross your mind from past to future, to holidays, to love, to the sport, to random events & whatnot. It is hard to control the mind amidst when there is silence on the outside. Hiking requires an alert, doing anything for the first time releases the dopamine in mind that is the reason for your happiness & one of the main reasons to hike. Although it seems to be simple, however uncertain external conditions make it challenging, something you were not aware of, sudden rain, a fear of the wrong step, slipping at the wrong place, walking the wrong path, etc. There are so many things that can ruin the moment which can’t be determined beforehand. Some things have to be kept for the chance & as some wise man has said,” while driving on the highway at night, you only have to see 3 mts ahead of you & rest will follow”. On the same line, you have to take few steps at a time & then think forward.




While hiking, you have to take care of yourself which goes without saying. Hiking a random place with no prior experience will only make it tough & it becomes the priority to take care of your self. While hiking, a lot depends on your intuition, the intuition plays an important role while hiking solo. I trust my intuition more than often than not. After preparing for the hike, the only thing left is to make that hike & stories of your hike.

The starting point is always exciting, the views & there is something rememberable that supersedes all other expressions. With each passing step, the view becomes more memorable, unique & slowly the happiness of hiking a new place starts to sinks into the mind. But, before reaching the top, many other landmarks need to be crossed, some in the path & some in the mind. The funny thing about hiking solo is infinite thoughts, that come in the mind with each passing view. Each view will trigger some story in your mind. The story can be relevant or irrelevant it doesn’t matter because it is nonessential in the context of the things.


Most of the hikes have easy parts & tough parts. Let’s begin with easy parts, the easy parts are simple & can be completed easily by anyone. The normal walk is hardly a concern for anyone, just put on the headphone & walk while enjoying the pleasant surroundings. Each view will take you to some memory lane. The beautiful sceneries, fresh air, sound of leaves rattling, etc all will amaze you to the core. You will be astonished by nature & would often criticize yourself for not enjoying these precious little moments. The deeper you are in nature the more clear your thoughts get & sometimes all the glitters of the world seem to be vague & irrelevant when in such an environment. The happiness of enjoying life as pure & raw which is hard to fathom. The reason for enjoying nature is you don’t calculate the time you passed in nature or how much is left, you are in that present moment which is the only thing that matters. There comes a point when your thoughts leave you for the good & then there is nothing left other than your surroundings. This stage is what we are craving for but with so many noises in our mind, we are always miles behind that point. People have tried many ways to reach this point some use meditation, some use sports, some use adventure & some use passion. If one reached that position where they can enjoy the present moment, respect them. They are part of a rare breed.

The tough part is pretty amazing, adventurous & full of surprises. Every step you take determines the rest of your journey. The tough part usually comprises of slippery slopes, dreadful stairs, or something not experienced before all those thrills that give a sense of achievement after completing it. It is not always about the external factors like the path you walk, but sometimes its small battles in your mind. The tough path does test you alot, whether stepping up or stepping down you have to be sure about your next step if you are not then things can take an ugly turn. This is the beauty of the tough phase, there is always uncertainty about the next step, but everyone is certain that they have to make one. So if some unfortunate incident happens with you, suddenly every nerve in your body will worry about that problem & will forget surroundings in a fraction of seconds. The same surroundings which looked beautiful as heaven becomes bleak & the focus shifts from surroundings to that incident. We keep on thinking about it till we are comfortable with the fact that something has happened with us & completely ignore nature. In other words, we think more about the internal factors than the outer once & internal factors can change about how we look outer things.

So, a hike is like a summary of life unpredictable, unreliable & seems to be in control but not really is. A hike perfectly depicts, how things are during the various stages of life & how it affects your perspective. Read more about my travel stories here http://www.markmyadventure.com/


How To Plan A Budget Trip

Budget is one of the most important things while planning a trip & it is probably one of the main reasons why people avoid traveling to their dream locations. However, is it hard or impossible to travel on a budget? Especially, at this time when most of the information is available with just one click. The answer is a simple “NO” period. There are ample ways which can help you to plan a budget trip. So, how to plan a budget trip?. This post will help you plan a budget trip in an affordable & doable way.


Table of Content:

1. Choosing destination:

When the world is at your disposal, choosing the right place is always a tedious part & with so many options to work from it corrupts our minds for expectations of better places. The best way to choose on the destination is based on your interests. If you like places with natural touch search for similar options. As the mind will always play games & you will miss an opportunity to travel to a place you always wanted to travel to. Shortlist the place & do not deviate from it. Research about a destination like what all you can do. Choosing a perfect destination is 1st step in planning a budget trip.


Choosing destination how to plan a budget trip

2. Visa requirement:

After shortlisting the destination read about the visa requirement, fee & process involved. As some destinations requirements are high compared to the others. Of all the destinations I traveled so far the most difficult was of Europe. So, it is better to research visa process & then go ahead with your plans.


3. Duration of travel:

Not every destination requires a month-long duration to explore. Some can be completed in a few days as well. I believe that one must spend at least 3 days at the same place to enjoy it fully. However, the duration of the travel must be in sync with your things to do & budget (which will be covered later). It is not required to do all the activities, you can only do those activities which you really want to. So, prioritize your activities & calculate the duration. In the case of multiple stops, it is recommended to consider extra days for each stop.


4. Travel budget:

Planning for a budget is the tricky part. But, if you want to travel sustainably it is recommended to stick to the budget. I know it gets lucrative to spend on all the activities once on the road. But, this is what will decide your fate of budget traveling. Search for basic prices of items & liquor this will help you to decide the upper limit of the budget. Suppose, if the meal prices are high then it is better to cook your own food. You can buy stuff from supermarkets which will significantly lower your expenses. Decide on the maximum amount you are willing to spend & work per day expenditure backward. This will help you massively in planning a budget trip.


5. Saving for the trip:

Once your budget is fixed it is time to save for that extra amount. Keep a check on your expenses. This is an entirely personal way of money management. Not spending is also one kind of savings. I personally don’t like to spend on things I don’t require. I don’t watch movies in the theaters, don’t eat outside, don’t shop much until & unless it is an absolute requirement & invest whenever possible. Along with this keep certain money aside each month & spend the rest. This will help you to plan your priorities. You can check the following books if money really matters to you.
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6. Seasons for traveling:

This is probably the most underrated & most missed point while planning a budget trip. As most of the people are aware that during the season prices of everything rises 2 or 3 times from the normal season. Traveling during the season has many benefits but those benefits don’t sync with the finances. I traveled to Cape Town during winters & it helped me to save on my accommodation by at least 50%. This is the impact of in season& off-season traveling. If budget is constraint then traveling off-season is highly recommended. It will help you to save at least 20 to 25% of the amount & with that amount you can travel to some new destinations. Deciding season is important step in how to plan a budget trip.


7. Book cheap flight tickets:

When all the above steps are done, it is time to book cheap flight tickets. You can check the following article which helps you to find cheap international flight tickets. Also, during off-season, there are massive discounts on flight tickets.

How to find cheap flight tickets.

If you run out of the breath while reading the article, you can check the following link which will directly help you to book cheap international flight tickets.
Skyscanner
Kayak
Kiwi
Jetradar


8. Booking hotel:

Stay is one fixed cost that will be surely there. Hostels are the perfect place to stay for solo backpackers. It not only saves money but will also help you to interact with the other solo backpackers. A great way of community building. Here is a post to sites which you should refer to before booking a hostel.

How to book hostels at affordable prices.

If hostels are not your cup of tea, then you can book hotels or Airbnb. These will be slightly costlier if compared to hostels but it comes with luxury. Use the below links to book a hotel with a discount.
Agoda
AirBnB


9. Travel Insurance:

Traveling solo is unpredictable. So, one must be prepared for any mishappening. The best way to protect yourself is by taking travel insurance. There are many sites which help to book travel insurance at discounted rates. This is an important aspect as this can really protect you from anymishappening & will allow you to plan a budget trip.


10. Memories:

After planning rigorously for a budget trip. It is time for some fun, each new destination brings new memories & new experiences. Visit the places you want to & paint the white canvas of your life with the memories created by traveling. As traveling might rob you with some money but it will enrich you with experience, thrill, amazement, excitement & energy. So, don’t waste life counting days, go out do things that excite you & make it memorable.

These steps are essential & will teach you how to plan a budget trip. I hope this really helps you to plan your budget trip with minimum efforts.

After reading this post, if you are not ready to take that next step I don’t know what will motivate you :P. Don’t wait, book your next destination right now & travel world.


Handy Resources:

Below are the few resources you should check before making an itinerary.

Cheap Internation Flights: Best place to find cheap international flight tickets.

Best Deals On Hotels: Places to find best deals on hotels.

Amazon: Best place for all your needs. Also, find best travel accessories.

Agoda: Best place to book hotels of your liking. Agoda provides the best solution & great offer while booking a hotel.

Skyscanner: Skyscanner compares various sites & sort the flights based on the rates. A great way to check flight cost. Although the only drawback is that rates are flexible. Hence, the cost might change while you are making the payment.

Jetradar: Jetradar is a comparing site which is just like Skyscanner. But, is much more accurate & much more handy in use.

Booking: Best place to book hostel rooms. There are plenty of options available & with so many properties booking becomes much easier.

Couchsurfing: Best place to find free accommodation. It is as easy as filtering people & messaging. If you will get lucky you will find free accommodation in local resident house.

Club Mahindra: One of the best resort chains in India.

Travel Insurance: There are numerous options available to get one. So, you can choose anything which suits your requirement. Make sure you read the terms & conditions before buying one.

How To Apply For Dubai Visa

Millions of visitors flock to Dubai every year to soak in its luxury, extravaganza and entertainment. The city is packed with the hotel giants, tall skyscrapers, affluent neighbourhood, swanky malls and private beaches.
To visit this iconic emirate, Dubai Visa is essential, unless you are from the GCC nationals that have been given the privilege of visa on arrival.
When it comes to applying for the visas, people usually begin with scratching their heads, because it’s burdensome and confusing. But what if, you could get Dubai visa in a mere 3 steps at the comfort of your home, and also if we aren’t kidding? Apply for Dubai Visa online!


Here are the fast and easy steps to apply for a visa like never before-

1. Fill the online visa application with the proper and correct details, such as name, nationality, primary contact address, travel date, etc.
2. Upload the scanned copy of required documents as photograph and passport.
3. Pay the fees through the secured payment gateway.


How to start the visa process?

The first idea is to search for a reliable and reputed visa agency. Contact them for the details. They would make you familiar with the steps, how to fill the forms, what documents are required and how many days will it take. The multiple payment gateways, quick action and hassle-free update make the visa application a fun process to indulge in. Also, you would know that a dedicated team remains available 24*7 and has got your back through the entire procedure.

You can keep in touch also when you are updating the details or finding a problem in payment.




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What are the required documents?

  • Application form should be filled and submitted duly. Any discrepancies can invite delays.
  • The application is supported with a photograph, not older than 3 months. It should be a coloured photo taken against a white background.
  • A passport of a minimum of 6 months validity is acceptable.
  • Scanned copies of the first and last page of the passport are submitted.
  • If your current address is different from the nationality mentioned, the permanent residency address could be asked.
  • Covering letter from the applicant stating the purpose and duration of the visit are presented.
  • Travel itinerary like dates of travel, copy of the confirmed flight tickets, and details of the hotel is required.


  • In some cases where you are off for business or meeting a resident, the following documents may be asked from the bearer-

  • Valid address proof of the residence in Dubai.
  • Scanned copy of the work permit.
  • Scanned copies of the first and last pages of the resident’s passport.
  • Covering letter and invitation letter from the company from the UAE.


  • Optional documents while applying for Dubai Visa online

  • If you have travelled to UAE within the past year, a copy of the entry and exit stamps on your passport is needed.
  • If a female is travelling alone, she must submit NOC from her parents or spouse.


  • Once everything is 100% correct, a copy of your visa will be sent to your email. So, provide email id to which you have access.


    Handy Resources:

    Below are the few resources you should check before making an itinerary.

    Cheap Internation Flights: Best place to find cheap international flight tickets.

    Best Deals On Hotels: Places to find best deals on hotels.

    Amazon: Best place for all your needs. Also, find best travel accessories.

    Agoda: Best place to book hotels of your liking. Agoda provides the best solution & great offer while booking a hotel.

    Skyscanner: Skyscanner compares various sites & sort the flights based on the rates. A great way to check flight cost. Although the only drawback is that rates are flexible. Hence, the cost might change while you are making the payment.

    Jetradar: Jetradar is a comparing site which is just like Skyscanner. But, is much more accurate & much more handy in use.

    Booking: Best place to book hostel rooms. There are plenty of options available & with so many properties booking becomes much easier.

    Couchsurfing: Best place to find free accommodation. It is as easy as filtering people & messaging. If you will get lucky you will find free accommodation in local resident house.

    Club Mahindra: One of the best resort chains in India.

    Travel Insurance: There are numerous options available to get one. So, you can choose anything which suits your requirement. Make sure you read the terms & conditions before buying one.

    Where To Celebrate New Year 2020?

    New year is one special occasion where people can start fresh or something new. Many people wait for the new year to make some resolution. Maybe starting all over again is the biggest reason why people crave for the new year. The new year has different meanings in the life of different people, however, for travelers, the meaning is traveling to new locations to celebrate. Most of the people look for affordable locations where they can celebrate as well as enjoy. Destinations outside India are the new rage among the young generation & many people plan a trip during the new year to exotic locations to get dual benefits of celebrating & visiting new places. The year 2020 is around the corner & this is the perfect time to plan for it. If you are confused about Where To Celebrate New Year 2020. This guide is for you.


    Udaipur:

    Udaipur is one of the royal places in India. It is also among the most beautiful cities in India. Although, the new year parties are not a thing here. But, the beautiful lake of Pichola in the backdrop & lovely evenings awaits you. There is hardly any place which will be as beautiful as Udaipur & offers such beauty. Food without a doubt will get you high. Udaipur will supersede your expectations in terms of beauty & food. A great quiet & beautiful place to spend your new year.


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    Rann of Kutch:

    Rann of Kutch is also known as the white desert due to the layer of salt covering the surface & once the moonlight is in full glow the places will amaze your every nerve. Like Udaipur, this place is also not known much for the parties. In fact, Rann of Kutch is located in India’s dry state, Gujrat, so finding alcohol will be tough. Rann of Kutch season only starts from Oct to Feb. So, the New year can be a perfect time to visit this place. Stay in desert camps & enjoy the time with your closed ones.


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    Goa:

    Finally a place for party lovers. One of the best party destinations in India awaits you with open arms. The place is LIT during the new year when the prices soar to record high & so is the crowd. All the best clubs are functioning at this time. If you like partying, this place will satisfy you in every sense. But, high prices can be one of the disappointing factors when traveling to Goa during high season.


    Gokarna:

    Hailed as Goa’s of ’80s. This place is still not much celebrated. Beautiful landscapes, great ocean & secluded beaches are some of the highlights of Gokarna. An ideal evening would be to camp on the beach & dance to your rhythms. Gokarna is a great place to enjoy an evening with your friends.


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    Camping Near Mumbai:

    If Mumbai is too crowded & overpriced which is usually the case in Mumbai. Then, head towards Pavana Lake, a place near Mumbai & Pune will host camping for you. A beautiful backdrop of Pavana lake & view open to the clear sky will be just perfect for you. Enjoy beautiful evening here away from the hush of the city.


    Dubai has been on the list of people alot lately. This may be due to the new year celebration at Burj Khalifa. From India, Dubai is not far & also the Dubai shopping festival is one more lucrative option to visit this place. Dubai can be a great alternative to celebrate New Year 2020

    These are some of the best ideas you can indulge in too. I believe perfect getaways are made by best people along with great conversations. Do share your getaways meaning with me. Let make this New Year 2020 memorable.


    Handy Resources:

    Below are the few resources you should check before making an itinerary.

    Cheap Internation Flights: Best place to find cheap international flight tickets.

    Best Deals On Hotels: Places to find best deals on hotels.

    Amazon: Best place for all your needs. Also, find best travel accessories.

    Agoda: Best place to book hotels of your liking. Agoda provides the best solution & great offer while booking a hotel.

    Skyscanner: Skyscanner compares various sites & sort the flights based on the rates. A great way to check flight cost. Although the only drawback is that rates are flexible. Hence, the cost might change while you are making the payment.

    Jetradar: Jetradar is a comparing site which is just like Skyscanner. But, is much more accurate & much more handy in use.

    Booking: Best place to book hostel rooms. There are plenty of options available & with so many properties booking becomes much easier.

    Couchsurfing: Best place to find free accommodation. It is as easy as filtering people & messaging. If you will get lucky you will find free accommodation in local resident house.

    Travel Insurance: There are numerous options available to get one. So, you can choose anything which suits your requirement. Make sure you read the terms & conditions before buying one.

    Budget Travel Ideas to Visit Dubai This Season

    What to do in Dubai on a budget? It seems expensive, right? The name of Dubai gives an image of tall structures, extravagance shopping and cultures wrapped in a blanket of deserts and colorful man-made islands. The Dubai city tour is characterized as over-the-top luxury, thus it seems difficult for a budget traveler to explore it completely. But honestly, Dubai offers a lot of budget friendly or almost free things to do around the city. Want to know what are best ways to plan Dubai budget trip? Read on!


    1. Explore Culture and Heritage in Heritage Village Dubai

    Art of potters, weavers, and professionals of other forms of art, and the history of pearl diving in the Middle East make the experience of Dubai’s heritage village extraordinary. You will also get a lot of information on Dubai’s ancient people – the bedus in this region of the city and develop a better understanding about the lifestyle of the people residing in Dubai.


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    2. Visit Camel Museum for Free

    Camel Museum in the Al Shindagha Heritage Village is a free spot to visit in Dubai. Various areas in the gallery are devoted to the historical backdrop of camels in UAE, the connection among camels and Arabs, the camel racing, and the camel as a source of transportation. There is also a huge auditorium where time after time presentations and other programs are arranged for visitors.


    Free Camel Museum Dubai

    3. Spot Free Yoga Classes

    There are a great deal of alternatives for budget activities in Dubai for the wellness. However, the best among those is the free yoga class by the – Friends Of Yoga which is arranged in five different areas in Dubai. It is a 1-hour class ideal to keep you healthy on your visit to Dubai. You can attend these classes daily from 5:30 am to 6:30 am or 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. They are arranged in Internet City, Deira Creek, Bur Dubai Creek, Zabeel Park, and JLT Park.


    Free Yoga Class

    4. Enjoy Watching a Movie Under The Stars

    It is one of the best free and amazing things to do in Dubai. You can watch a free movie with your loved one under the stars at Pyramids Rooftop Complex in Wafi Complex. Before you head for this place on Sundays, find out which movie is playing there. Also, the movie starts at 8:30 pm so you need to reach out there early to reserve a perfect spot.


    Enjoy Movie Under Star in Dubai Budget Trip

    5. Visit Dubai Aquarium

    A visit to Dubai Aquarium costs 70 AED/Person. However, you don’t need to spend this amount when you can see the giant tank from the outside for free. Located inside Dubai Mall, Dubai Aquarium houses more than 30,000 species of aquatic animals, sharks and ray fish. You can visit Dubai anyday anytime to watch this spectacular water tank containing thousands of beautiful fishes and sharks.


    Dubai Aquarium

    6. View Dancing Fountain Show

    One of the most well-known activities in Dubai is to watch the wonderful presentation of the fountains outside Dubai Mall, moving in a state of harmony with a melodic soundtrack. The choreography is done in such a manner that you will be fascinated by the water moving rhythmically on different songs. The show starts in the evening and lasts only 3 to 4 minutes. Reach out early to reserve the perfect spot to watch this magical presentation.


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    7. Visit The Jumeirah Beach Corniche

    The Jumeirah Beach Corniche offers 800 meters of waterfront, running track, showers, shaded areas for family picnics and a separate children’s play area. The 14 km long corniche starts from Dubai Marine Beach Resort and ends at Burj Al Arab Hotel. It is a perfect peaceful place to spend a romantic evening with your loved one.


    Jumeirah Beach Dubai Trip

    8. Visit Gold And Spice Souks

    The old souks in Deira are one of the prominent spots to visit in Dubai. The old market is acclaimed for the budget friendly shopping – (if you know how to bargain). There are a number of jewelry shops, spice vendors, perfume shops, and carpet vendors. You can buy scarves and pashmina shawls from there at cheap prices as a souvenir of your trip.


    Gold Souk Things to do in Dubai

    10. Watch Pehlwani Wrestling

    It cost nothing to watch this wrestling. You just need to reach out to the Sandlot behind the fish market in Deira on friday at 5:00 pm. Each Friday, several Indian, Pakistani, and Bangladeshi workers gather around to watch this free native form of wrestling.


    Pehlewani Wrestling Dubai

    11. Take A Selfie with Burj Khalifa

    Being the tallest structure on the planet, Burj Khalifa displays splendid design as well as great creative imagination of humans. Standing 160 stories tall, this landmark enable the guests to observe the entrancing 360 view of the city. However, it costs around 135 AED to visit Burj Khalifa in the non-peak hours, you can view this gigantic structure for free from the outside and take a selfie to keep it as a souvenir of your trip.


    12. Watch Burj Al Arab

    Burj Al Arab – the only 7-star hotel in the world is the 3rd tallest structure on the planet. It offers lavish dining options, VIP accommodation and a luxurious experience to the visitors. However, budget travelers can watch this beautiful structure from the outside in Jumeirah and take some memorable pictures. This Burj Al Arab is built on a man-made island and it is in the list of the most expensive hotels in the world.


    13. Visit Jumeirah Mosque

    Jumeirah Mosque has been labeled as one of the most excellent mosques in the city. Constructed altogether with white marbles, this spot is ideal to have your inquiries concerning the Islamic religion replied. Following the strategy of ‘Open Doors, Open Minds, the doors of the mosque are open for people of all religions and beliefs. Although, there is a guided tour available in the mosque which costs 12 AED, you can visit and explore the different parts of the mosque all by yourself and appreciate the islamic architecture.

    Now you know the best and budget friendly things to do in Dubai, it won’t be a burden on your pocket to explore this beautiful city. Further, you can look for cheaper flights and lowest hotel accommodation in Dubai in off season like Ramadan and summer where hotels and airlines offer special prices for the travelers.


    Jumeirah Mosque Mark My Adventure

    Handy Resources:

    Below are the few resources you should check before making an itinerary.

    Cheap Internation Flights: Best place to find cheap international flight tickets.

    Best Deals On Hotels: Places to find best deals on hotels.

    Amazon: Best place for all your needs. Also, find best travel accessories.

    Agoda: Best place to book hotels of your liking. Agoda provides the best solution & great offer while booking a hotel.

    Skyscanner: Skyscanner compares various sites & sort the flights based on the rates. A great way to check flight cost. Although the only drawback is that rates are flexible. Hence, the cost might change while you are making the payment.

    Jetradar: Jetradar is a comparing site which is just like Skyscanner. But, is much more accurate & much more handy in use.

    Booking: Best place to book hostel rooms. There are plenty of options available & with so many properties booking becomes much easier.

    Couchsurfing: Best place to find free accommodation. It is as easy as filtering people & messaging. If you will get lucky you will find free accommodation in local resident house.

    Travel Insurance: There are numerous options available to get one. So, you can choose anything which suits your requirement. Make sure you read the terms & conditions before buying one.

    Is Cape Town Worth Visiting To?

    Traveling is one activity which is memorable with the experiences on the trip & everyone who is not a frequent traveler is always afraid of the unknown & wondering if cape town is worth visiting?. In my previous posts, I have covered the topics like Cape Town travel guide, how expensive is Cape Town, things to do in Cape Town. However, the most important topic is yet to be uncovered. So, not wasting any more time here is the post on the Is Cape Town worth visiting to?

    The worthiness of the place is determined by many factors & some of them are listed below. So, based on the below list I will decide if the Cape Town is worth traveling to.


    Reaching Cape Town

    Accessibility is not an issue here. Cape Town has an international airport & connected to all the major airports of the world. Summer is probably the best time to visit this place. However, the prices are skyrocket during peak season. If you want to enjoy a peaceful time, visit the place during the winters.


    Things To Do In Cape Town:

    Cape Town has a plethora of activities for you. From sitting in nature’s lap to hiking the most beautiful mountains. From surfing to sun basking, there are many outdoor activities that one can do. If you are looking for some activities you will never be disappointed with Cape Town. One can easily spend 4 to 5 days doing different activities during the stay. Read this to know more about the best things to do in Cape Town.


    Best Things To Do In Cape Town Mark My Adventure

    How Expensive is Cape Town:

    Cape Town is expensive for people belonging to the eastern countries (apart from China). For western people, most of the countries are easy to access & even easier to afford. Assume an expense of approx INR 2500 – 3000 per day onwards. This is possible if you stay in hostels & cook your food. I did my trip in approx 50K INR. Check out the link How expensive is Cape Town?


    How Expensive Is Cape Town Mark My Adventure

    Is Cape Town Safe For Solo Traveler:

    The biggest factor which might sour your taste is safety. Although, Cape Town is most of the beautiful cities in the world. Safety is a concern here. It is not advisable to roam alone in the dark & shady places. It is recommended to keep an open eye & know about the surroundings. This is the only negative point while traveling to Cape Town. Read details about Is Cape Town safe for solo travelers.

    After considering all the factors mentioned above, I feel that Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world & if you are in the safe surrounding you will enjoy this city. I loved my time here & would love to visit this place once more because of nature. Hiking & trekking is a weekend activity here & what better it can get from here.


    is cape town safe for solo tourists?

    Handy Resources:

    Below are the few resources you should check before making an itinerary.

    Cheap Internation Flights: Best place to find cheap international flight tickets.

    Best Deals On Hotels: Places to find best deals on hotels.

    Amazon: Best place for all your needs. Also, find best travel accessories.

    Agoda: Best place to book hotels of your liking. Agoda provides the best solution & great offer while booking a hotel.

    Skyscanner: Skyscanner compares various sites & sort the flights based on the rates. A great way to check flight cost. Although the only drawback is that rates are flexible. Hence, the cost might change while you are making the payment.

    Jetradar: Jetradar is a comparing site which is just like Skyscanner. But, is much more accurate & much more handy in use.

    Booking: Best place to book hostel rooms. There are plenty of options available & with so many properties booking becomes much easier.

    Couchsurfing: Best place to find free accommodation. It is as easy as filtering people & messaging. If you will get lucky you will find free accommodation in local resident house.

    Travel Insurance: There are numerous options available to get one. So, you can choose anything which suits your requirement. Make sure you read the terms & conditions before buying one.

    Best Things To Do In Cape Town

    Cape Town is full of effluents activities which will keep you busy throughout the days & nights. But if you are traveling only for the limited time then you will have to make a list to prioritize the things you want to do during your trip to Cape Town. So, here is a list of best things to do in Cape Town that you can do while staying at this beautiful place which is also known as Mother City.


    Table Mountain:

    It is a landmark place in Cape Town & a trip is not complete if you don’t visit this beautiful place. There are two ways to reach the top; one is by hiking to the top of mountain which will be time consuming & enduring & other one is by using cable car which will cost you some money but will save time & energy. It is recommended to hike this moutain it is very beautiful turst me.


    Table Mountain Best Things To Do In Cape Town

    Lion’s Head:

    Another hiking place is Lion’s head which is simpler than hiking table mountain & unlike table mountain, there is no short cut to reach the top of the peak. The hike is pretty simple except the rare end of the trail. This is a half-day hike & can be carried out on holidays.


    View From Lion's Head Mark My Adventure

    Signal Hill:

    Popularly considered as a sunset point in Cape Town. The place is also home to paragliding. So, the sunsets are very beautiful here. You can drive your car to the parking point & from there you can walk enjoy the beautiful city of Cape Town.


    Lions Head Things To Do In Cape Town

    Cape To Good Hope:

    The southern west point of Cape Town. This point is practically the endpoint of the continent. The place is under the table mountain national park & it requires a vehicle to reach this point. It is very windy & secluded. The roads will run forever & many times you will feel that you are in between nowhere but you should drive to the place roads will take you. The endpoint is mesmerizing & one of the most beautiful sites you will ever visit. There is an entrance fee of R300 onwards applicable.


    Cape of Good Hope Cape Town

    Simon’s Town:

    Simon’s town will hardly ring any bell but boulder island surely will. This town is home to one of the rarest species on the planet earth & this is a great place to view these rare species in the wild enjoying life. This cute species is a major attraction & you should never miss an opportunity to visit this place. There is an entrance fee of R150 onwards applicable.


    Boulders Beach Mark My Adventure

    Robben Island:

    Who would have thought that people will queue up in large numbers to visit a jail? But, this is not an ordinary jail it is a jail where the great Nelson Mandela was held during his jail time. He stayed here for 18 long years. A remote island near Cape Town is a major tourist attraction & it will take a step closer to the hard-lived life of Mr. Nelson Mandela. There is an entrance fee applicable. Check out the fee here.


    Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden:

    If you like gardens, trees, greeneries & some jungle portions. This place is heaven for you. This place is awesome to spend some quality afternoon time. You can find one of the rarest of trees & flowers. The whole place is close to nature; so you will be having a great time. There is entrance fee of R65 applicable.


    Marine Activities:

    Shark cage diving & whale watching are the two fabulous experiences that are a must. But, both these activities don’t happen in Cape Town. For these, you need to drive to the Gansbaai, a small town near Cape Town. If you are not sure of driving then it is advisable to book to pick up drop service with the vendors. But, the cost of the same will be high.


    Helicopter Ride:

    Helicopter rides are very famous in Cape Town. Throughout the day, you can witness helicopters flying across the city to pamper you with the views. One can see the whole city which is basically the point of this ride. The ride is very fancy & I would recommend trying only if you are having spare money.


    Chapman’s Peak:

    It is one of the most beautiful roads in the world. The scenic view is mesmerizing & road craved out on the cliff & vast ocean on the other will last an impression over you. The view gets beautiful with each passing curve & you will be finding it difficult to describe the beauty of the place.An entrance fee of R30 onwards is applicable.


    Chapmans peak Cape Town

    Six District Museum:

    Six districts is a very popular place in Cape Town. The place is converted into the museum. The museum covers the timelines & events that took place in the city. The bloody past of the city & why the discrimination was at such a prime high. An entrance fee of R55 onwards applicable.


    Bo Kaap Museum:

    Bo Kaap is one of the most color neighborhood in Cape Town. There are many houses soaked in vibrant colors. This is open to all & it will take hardly 1 hour to cover the area.


    Bo Kaap Museum Cape Town

    Camps Bay & Cliffton Beaches:

    These two are the beach area in Cape Town. Camps bay is much more commercialized one & crowded with tourists & locals. However, the best of the lot is Cliffton beaches. These secluded beaches are surrounded by millionaire mansions & is treat to eyes. These beaches should not be missed in Cape Town.


    V & A Waterfront:

    V & A waterfront is shopping destination of Cape Town. One can still see shipyard & people working on it. The shopping center has all the reputed brands. The shopping center is a wonderful place to buy something & eat some local food. Don’t miss visiting this place.

    These are some of the activities which one should keep in mind before planning a trip to Cape Town. Many people say Cape Town is good enough for 3 to 4 days which I highly disagree. I spent 1 week here & still missed on many things like Shark cage diving, whale watching, Robben island, etc. One can easily spend 2 weeks & cover all the activities mentioned above. If you have completed all these below is the list of few other things that one can do in Cape Town.

    Stallenbosch wine yards for tasting best wines
    Aquila Safari for a step closure to nature
    Muizenberg is a surfing center in Cape Town


    Handy Resources:

    Below are the few resources you should check before making an itinerary.

    Cheap Internation Flights: Best place to find cheap international flight tickets.

    Best Deals On Hotels: Places to find best deals on hotels.

    Amazon: Best place for all your needs. Also, find best travel accessories.

    Agoda: Best place to book hotels of your liking. Agoda provides the best solution & great offer while booking a hotel.

    Skyscanner: Skyscanner compares various sites & sort the flights based on the rates. A great way to check flight cost. Although the only drawback is that rates are flexible. Hence, the cost might change while you are making the payment.

    Jetradar: Jetradar is a comparing site which is just like Skyscanner. But, is much more accurate & much more handy in use.

    Booking: Best place to book hostel rooms. There are plenty of options available & with so many properties booking becomes much easier.

    Couchsurfing: Best place to find free accommodation. It is as easy as filtering people & messaging. If you will get lucky you will find free accommodation in local resident house.

    Travel Insurance: There are numerous options available to get one. So, you can choose anything which suits your requirement. Make sure you read the terms & conditions before buying one.

    Hostel Review “Long Street Backpackers”

    Long Street is a street which is lively & rocking throughout the night. If you want to stay in Cape Town; this street is one of the options you should look up to. Although, it is not near the coastal region this street has its highs. However, places like Signal hills, lion’s head , table mountain & city’s central are nearby this area. Hence, this can be a viable option to stay in Cape Town. During my trip to Cape Town, I stayed at this place & here is “Long Street Backpackers Hostel Review”


    Long Street Backpackers Cape Town Hostel Review

    Location: 

    The best way to reach this place is by bus or uber. So, if you are coming from the airport. Take a bus to the civil center & from there to long street. From the long street, the hostel is at walkable distance. The hostel is surrounded by many great pubs & bars. Thus, you won’t feel bored ever.


    Why Chose This Place?

    Young vibes, vibrant culture & great bartenders are some of the high points of staying at this place. Also, there are various night activities which will keep you active & full of energy. Also, the following points can help you to decide on the place.


    Staff:

    The staff is super friendly, they will go the extent possible to help you. There is no such issue here. They can book tours for you & will also help you to plan your evenings.




    Travelers:

    Being a hostel you can expect lots of crowd in the room, which can be great if you are traveling solo. Even during the off-season, the place was filled with the backpackers. It was quiet but you can expect a whole lot of crowd during the summer season which is also the peak season.


    Rooms:

    Rooms are bit compact, there are too many beds in a single room. It is like that 3 Bedrooms are converted into the hostel & people in these rooms use one toilet among them. So, this might be a disappointment while staying in the hostel.


    Hostel Room Long Street Backpack Mark My Adventure

    Cost: 

    The cost of the place is a touch on a higher side but this is the among the cheapest you can get. Expect to pay something around Rs 850 per bed per head. However, the price may vary depending on the season you book the place. Expect to pay a higher price during the peak seasons.


    Extras:

    There is a locker available for which you require a padlock. It is better to carry a padlock with you during your trip. It is among one of the most essential accessories while traveling. Also, you will need to deposit 50R for the key in case you miss it, you will lose on your deposit.


    Kitchen:

    There is an option of kitchen available. So, you can cook your meal. There is also a fridge where you can keep your food. This will certainly help you to keep your cost in check.


    This is probably the best-located hostel at long street & may be among the wildest ones as well. You can spend quality nights here as all the major pubs & bars are at a walkable distance. So, next time if you are visiting Cape Town do plan to stay here for some time at least.

    Do share your thoughts on Hostel Review of Long Street Backpackers in Cape Town.


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    Handy Resources:

    Below are the few resources you should check before making an itinerary.

    Cheap Internation Flights: Best place to find cheap international flight tickets.

    Best Deals On Hotels: Places to find best deals on hotels.

    Amazon: Best place for all your needs. Also, find best travel accessories.

    Agoda: Best place to book hotels of your liking. Agoda provides the best solution & great offer while booking a hotel.

    Skyscanner: Skyscanner compares various sites & sort the flights based on the rates. A great way to check flight cost. Although the only drawback is that rates are flexible. Hence, the cost might change while you are making the payment.

    Jetradar: Jetradar is a comparing site which is just like Skyscanner. But, is much more accurate & much more handy in use.

    Booking: Best place to book hostel rooms. There are plenty of options available & with so many properties booking becomes much easier.

    Couchsurfing: Best place to find free accommodation. It is as easy as filtering people & messaging. If you will get lucky you will find free accommodation in local resident house.

    Travel Insurance: There are numerous options available to get one. So, you can choose anything which suits your requirement. Make sure you read the terms & conditions before buying one.