Tips for Choosing the Right Travel

Go for steel.

Choosing a mug in the right material is something that you should prioritize. Travel mugs come in plastic or steel variants, with the latter being preferred for its numerous positives. Stainless steel is sturdier than plastic, which makes it an excellent component for a travel mug, as it can withstand all the falls and bumps it may encounter. Also, steel offers better induction than plastic, that is, it helps keep your beverage warm or cold for at least up to an hour. Another downside for plastic is that over time, it tends to absorb the smell and stains of the liquid it stores, no matter how well you clean it. Certainly, such a mug is not a welcome companion in the mornings.

Although plastic works out to be cheaper when compared to stainless steel, opting for the latter will prove to be a good investment in the long run. If for some reason you do have to buy a plastic mug, do pick one that has a steel lining inside.
Look for easy portability.

If you carry your beverage while driving, check the size of the cup holder in your car, and measure the dimensions before you make a purchase. If not, you’d be advised to pick a mug that has a wide base so that it’s not prone to toppling over. Also, look out for an anti-skid base or a rubber grip at the bottom to minimize the number of falls to the max. Yes, this may seem a bit too much, but wait till you have a situation of a pet prone to jumping on to your desk at inopportune moments, or a colleague who just has to flay his arms while he chats with you, perched on your desk.
Choose the right lid.

Yes, we’re now on to the most fascinating aspect of making the right purchase―choosing the right lid. Again, we’re here to make your conundrum lighter by telling you to opt for a screw-on lid. It won’t come off as easily even if you drop your mug, as opposed to the one that snaps open and shut. The beverage hole also comes in variants like sliders and snap lids, but it’s too personal a decision for us to make, so this is one aspect that we’re leaving in your good hands.
Yes, the size does matter.

Obviously, you know how big or small your mug ought to be. Heavy drinkers, go for the tumbler-sized 16 or 20 oz. one, whereas moderate fellas can pick smaller variants that come in a capacity of 8 oz.
Let it make a statement.
Additionally, there are lots of other choices to make, if you wish your mug to speak for you. It doesn’t matter where you buy it; either online or at the store, you can always have your travel mug personalized. Narcissists may want to have their own picture plastered across it, whereas fashionistas may want Anna Wintour’s face to grace it. Others may want a quirky or inspiring message to motivate them in the mornings, while others still may want to print a snide remark aimed at the flapper-armed colleague we mentioned earlier. Keeping it plain works just fine for some too.
Whew! Never imagined there would be these many things to consider before buying a travel mug. But now that you do, it’s going to take a lot to actually pick the wrong one. Happy shopping!

Spring Break Travel Tips

Spring Break… ah, now that brings a smile to a college students’ faces as they shiver in the wind on their way to that dreaded exam. For many students, Spring Break is a long awaited rite-of-passage that’s an important part of the the college experience, and for everybody, it’s a well-earned escape from school in the middle of the semester. Whatever you’re planning to do for Spring Break, here are some helpful tips to help you have a fabulous time.

Spring Break Shopping Guide
Shopping for a great swimsuit and other fun stuff for your trip can be a blast, but don’t forget to bring the necessities. These things will cost quite a bit more in a tourist destination. Here’s a practical Spring Break shopping guide to help you remember the important basics.

Spring Break Safety Precautions
Yes, the media has overhyped the dangers of Spring Break. The news would have you think that student hotspots are cesspools of endless binge drinking, date rape drugs, sex, and most of all, endless dangers that lurk in the shadows to corrupt innocent young coeds from middle America. While Spring Break isn’t that crazy, a savvy student traveler needs to be aware of the problems and potentially dangerous situations they might encounter. To help you out, here are some Spring Break safety precautions to keep in mind.

Spring Break Money Saving Tips
The biggest danger most students face during Spring Break is to their wallets. All travel is expensive, and student travel can be especially expensive if you’re not careful because there are plenty of unscrupulous people out there who try to take advantage of college kids. Be very careful about travel package deals that are advertised heavily Ont he Internet, on campus, and anywhere that students frequent. Many of these deals really are too good to be true. Here’s how to avoid a Spring Break travel scam.

Even if you don’t fall victim to a scam, Spring Break can be a real money pit for college students. Unexpected expenses can add up very quickly. Here are some Spring Break money saving tips to help you end your vacation with a fatter wallet.

Spring Break Travel Ideas
So where should you spend your Spring Break? Cancun? Florida? Be sure to stop by a reputable travel agency that specializes in student travel, because they can give you some great tips on where to go and where to avoid.

In addition, consider taking a more unusual Spring Break. Who says you have to spend break on a beach to have fun– and who says you have to spend the money that goes along with a tropical vacation? Here are some cheap ideas for Spring Break travel that you might not have considered, such as a road trip. Or consider joining the growing numbers of students who spend their Spring Breaks volunteering in places like New Orleans. Here’s what you need to know about alternative Spring Break volunteer trips.

Useful Air Travel Tips

Travelling in pregnancy may not be a very enjoyable experience for most. However, it does not necessarily have to be a bad experience. Thousands of pregnant women travel via air every year and majority of them are able to avoid any kind of untoward accident. Appropriate knowledge and some carefulness is perhaps the prerequisite for a safe journey. Here are some useful tips to be kept in mind to ensure the safety of the pregnant women during air travel.

Consult the gynaecologist – Before planning a travel and booking airline tickets, consult a good gynaecologist to know whether you are fit to travel or not.

Book Direct Flights– Direct flights are always convenient for pregnant passengers as it saves them from the trouble of changing the aircraft repeatedly. Though airlines tickets for direct flights are comparatively expensive but the convenience they bestow is worth the money spent.

Book Best Seats in Advance– Plan you travel well in advance to make the best bookings possible. Compare flights and air ticket costs and then make online air tickets booking to reserve the seats available with extra legroom space.

Restrictions on Pregnant Travellers – Many airlines put certain restrictions on the travelling of the pregnant women during the late days of their pregnancy. For this, the airlines go through several medical aspects of the pregnant travellers including their due delivery date, number of babies mother is expecting, health issues, etc. For instance, pregnant ladies who book air tickets to Indiawith British Airways will face no travel restrictions up to the 36th week of pregnancy, provided the passenger is not expecting multiple births.

Packing– Pack loose and comfortable clothes to stay calm and relaxed during your holidays. Keeping a pair of comfortable and light shoes is also highly recommended as it can make your travel experience relaxing and stress-free.

Reach Airport Early– Reach airport early to avoid last minute rush as any sort of rush can make pregnant passengers feel stressful and uneasy.

If you need assistance from your personal helper till the entrance, you may collect an pass from the airport service desk.

Avoid Dehydration– Dehydration can be really bad for pregnant ladies during air travel. Try to consume sufficient amount of water to relish a comfortable travel experience. You may also carry your own water bottle to sip water at regular intervals of time.

Flight Safety – To ensure safety on the flight, keep your seat belts fastened all the time. Use handrails or seat backs to stand and move inside the aircraft. The flight attendants must be told about the presence of the pregnant traveller in the flight in advance so that they may pay extra attention to the traveller.

Travelling the world

Don’t be fooled by the title, I don’t mean the movie Solo. I know I should’ve added another word to it but how else do you expect me to grab your attention? Smart, ain’t I? For all the people out there, what is it like to travel solo round the world? I personally haven’t travelled the world over. India is too big a country and there’s much more to explore. Given the chance and the opportunity when I am done travelling in India, I’ll most certainly travel abroad-solo. To help you make good choices, one has to simply log on to TravelHot for discounts on domestic flights.

Let’s get back to the topic I wanted to talk about: travelling solo. I have travelled long distances across several places and one thing I can say it’s quite an adventure! What is it like to travel alone internationally? I am yet to experience it. To understand what it is like, I scouted for some solo travel bloggers online trying to understand their mind-set.

One of the travel bloggers I ardently follow is Liz of http://youngadventuress.com. She has been solo travelling for year’s altogether and has some very good posts. Hers was the first blog I stumbled across and I am following her (virtually) ever since. She has some nice updates online and a perfect guide if wish to become a travel blogger (and earn). Trust me when I say this: it ain’t for the faint-hearted to venture in to the unknown among complete strangers, but hey, travelling is an adventure, right? Read on. Liz has some nice tips for blogging and travelling and her blog is a must read.

What you actually get from solo travel bloggers is not just guides, travel tips and directions. The bloggers share an experience and it’s their perspective on travelling that helps a great deal. Solo travelling has several benefits to it as well and I don’t think people who travel alone are a stingy lot who don’t wish to share their expenses, they are not selfish either.

Do you remember the song from these lines:

“Oh no not I. I will survive. Oh as long as I know how to love I know I’ll stay alive. I got all my life to live and I got all my love to give. and I’ll survive. I will survive. hey hey”

For those who aren’t able to guess it, it’s a song from the singer Donna Summer – I will survive. The perspective I’ll take from the lyrics here is not the love from a lover. Here, you can simply love yourself. Make this song your motto. Period.

The major thing to gain is new experiences, overcome your fears, discovering yourself and most importantly – nobody can take away your freedom! (I’m sure you’ve got a mental flashback from Braveheart; that was the idea!) Another benefit that I read across solo traveler’s blogs is it boosts your confidence to a great extent. If you’re not a regular solo traveler then it’s encourage-able to do so at least once a year.

Few of the things I’ve noticed that for Solo travelers the negative aspect of it is they will not be able to split the costs from hotel stays to cab fare. They have to manage things on their own. Traveling for long periods of time can also get lonely. Hell! You can’t even get a second opinion from your imaginary friend! Anything that you do in life will have some positive and negative aspects. What I have compiled above is just pointers, sort of quick-guide for the ‘wanna-be solo traveler’. If you have already made up your mind that you absolutely do not wish to be a solo traveler, you might as well check some amazing travel destinations what TravelHot has to offer, (I’ve heard they have some great offers!).

Your Tent Camping Comfort

The first thing you need to do is select the tent that is right for you. This may seem like a simple task, but it is a very important one that will make sure that your tent camping trip is an enjoyable one.

Make sure you pick out a tent that is well made and will stand up to years of use and will stand up to harsh weather conditions in case the weather should turn bad.

The size of the tent should be big enough to hold everyone that will be using it along with your clothing and any other gear you may want to keep in the tent. When the tent manufacturer states that the tent will sleep 4 people, it usually means that it is big enough for 2 people and their gear. It all depends on the level of comfort you would like to have.

Almost everyone when they first start out camping, start out tent camping. Here are some tent camping tips to help you get the most out of your tent camping trip.
Lets face it, if you have ever been camping in the dead of the summer, in a tent, then you know how hot it can be to sleep at night. Yes camping is great fun but, when it is 90 degrees outside at night, it can be hard to sleep with the humidity and the heat. Thankfully there is an alternative to the sweltering sleepless nights. Now you can get air conditioning for camping in a tent.

There are many tents that offer great ventilation, where the tent has many windows; to allow the air to flow freely through the unit. This works well if there is a breeze to cool things off but, what if the air is still and it is humid? Cooling the tent, to make the night comfortable is a breeze. There are many compact air conditioners that can cool the tent for hours, allowing you to have a relaxing nights sleep.

Many have an attractive compact design, which offers a whisper quiet fan with low power usage for an economical alternative to many portable air conditioners; that can cost hundreds of dollars. Some brands are portable such as the KoolerAire, with its 12-volt air conditioner that is not tied down with hoses, pumps or pads. This type of air conditioning for tent camping is very inexpensive making it affordable for most any camper.

When challenged with the task to beat the heat while tent camping, you have two options: evaporating cooling systems and air conditioning units. Most air conditioners for tent camping, remove moisture which is a common choice in the areas of the country that have a high humidity. A refrigerant model will cool room temperature in a tent by 30 to 40 degrees. When cooling a tent, you will want to follow a common rule of thumb: one ton of cooling (or 12,000 BTU) for every 25 to 150 square feet of space.

Here are some other factors that you may want to consider when making your choice for a tent camping air conditioner, in addition to the square footage of the tent to be cooled: where will the tent be placed, what time of year will you be camping and what time of the day will you be spending in the tent. For example, if you are camping in the middle of August on an asphalt parking lot, in between two buildings, you will need more cooling units then if you were camping on a grassy clearing in the evening in May. Full stand up tents can make a difference, as well as there is more room to cool, verses the tents that are shorter.

The second option for air conditioners for tent camping is the Evaporative cooling systems, which blow out a cool mist that will evaporate when it hits hot skin. These type of cooling units use ice to cool the air and they can put out more air then the typical air conditioners at a distance of 60 to 80 feet. This alone makes this a very cost effective unit to have. They are very inexpensive to use as they require less units to cool an area. These types of air conditioners can lower the room temperature, at best, down 10 to 15 degrees.

Camping in tent is a great way to get back to basics, but you dont have to suffer in the heat as well. Investing in an inexpensive air conditioner can make a world of difference for you and your family when camping. Just imagine being able to go back to the nice cooled off tent after a day of hiking and playing in the great out doors. You will feel more refreshed after a good night sleep and be ready to take on the next adventure.

Romantic Camping Holidays

Venice lays claim to be one of the most romantic holiday travel destinations in the world. This city is set in a beautiful lagoon, with winding waterways for streets.

However they arrive, visitors to Venice are staggered by the city’s architectural heritage, charmed by its vivid colors and entranced at its artistic wonders. They may also find themselves outraged at the avaricious rip-off prices in tourist hotspots like St Mark’s, stifled by the countless crowds and lost down a maze of claustrophobic side streets.

Attractions

Venice is a glorious cliché, more romantic, more beautiful and more surprising than you could expect. No matter how many photographs or films you may have seen, it is still a jaw-dropping experience seeing Venice’s canals and palaces for the first time. That first cruise down the Grand Canal – punctuated by exclamations and photo-snapping – is one of life’s unforgettable experiences.

Venice’s quietest season is winter. You’re unlikely to find Venice empty of tourists at any time, but late autumn and the first part of the winter are the best times to come if you want to avoid the crowds and take advantage of Cheap Hotels in Venice.

And off the tourist trail, visitors can delight in the backwaters and picturesque byways. Venice’s intricate network of around 150 canals and 400 bridges is split into six districts, or sesistre. The city is unique in having no buses, cars, trams or taxis – only footpaths and boats.

Cuisines

For lovers of fine cuisine, Venice offers a wide selection of excellent restaurants serving delicious Italian food, as well as a choice of international cuisine. Pasta and pizza has never tasted more authentic than when eaten on the Piazza San Marco, in the shadows of the Basilica San Marco and the Palazzo Ducale.

Venice may be a glorious, glamorous cliché; its beauty may be faded and crumbling; the avarice of its inhabitants glutted by an endless stream of free-spending tourists but, no matter how many travel books you have read or photographs and films you have seen, a Venice holiday remains an awe inspiring experience. That first Venice vaporetto cruise down the Grand Canal will never be forgotten.

Advantages of Summer Camp

Children learn lot of things if they attend summer camps. Due to this they learn to respect and take care of parents. Generally parents feel very happy when their children return from camps because they learn to take care, learn the importance of giving, learn how to take a right decision and become more responsible. In camp, young people learn to understand the strength of mankind. When these young kids attend summer camps they develop social skills, build confidence, self respect and service skills. Social skills help them to develop their leadership skills, communication and participation. Other skills that they develop are responsibility, and resourcefulness. They learn to trust others. If your child can find a perfect summer camp, he will loads of friends, discover new things about him/her, do new things everyday. A summer camp spent in the mountains or woods can develop child’s awareness of the relationship between humans and nature. It is great fun to attend summer camps.Summer camps increases their self-esteem. They learn to look after themselves and the younger campers. Taking up responsibility, exceeding expectations help children to feel good about them. Kids learn to work together for a common goal and find their place within the team. When they complete their task successfully, each team member is rewarded and they learn to respect each other for their hard work. Regardless of race, religion or beliefs, kids live together and forget their differences and feel they are all the same. Through these accepted differences, tolerance becomes part of their life, a skill that is much needed in today’s world. A good camp enables the child a world where they are free from judgment. They are able to be exactly who they are without fear of ridicule. This enables child to explore new things, which will help they in gaining self-esteem. There are a wide variety of camps such as equestrian, ice hockey, oceanography or drama. Before choosing a camp, speak to your son or daughter which type of camp interests them. These camps help them to learn about morals and ethics.The summer camp benefit provides many benefits to children in terms of physical fitness, socialization and personal growth. Youngsters can learn new skills in summer camps from canoeing, swimming, hiking, horseback riding and the list goes on. Children learn to have fun and try out new things without their parents. These days you can find camps that specialize in computers or technology, adventure, travel, art, photography, drama and a wide range of sports. Even children’s who have certain disabilities and illness can join camps. These days, you can find camps that meet almost every child’s interests or needs. Childhood obesity is on rise, so it provides an opportunity for kids to move from their classroom work and get some fresh air and exercise. Camp brings your child in contact with kids from different schools, communities, and cultures. The benefits of summer camp are both immediate and slow to emerge. Children who attend camp develop connections with the world.

Southwest Airlines Carry on Rules

Southwest Airlines Co. is an affordable American airline, with its headquarters in Dallas Love Field, Texas. It is the largest airline in the world, with regard to its number of frequent passengers. It handles more than 3,200 flights everyday, and carries the most number of passengers than any other US-based airline, availing both international and domestic travel.

The Boeing 737 makes it majorly convenient for passengers to fly within the country, or away from it. Every airline company has their own set of rules when it comes to flying. Airline travel restrictions are what many of us are familiarized with, and which we further delve into here.

Carry on Rules for on board Luggage

Carry on luggage is what you can take with you when one steps into the plane, with certain carry on restrictions. These can either be handbags, duffel bags or mini trolley suitcases, but nothing larger than these.

Shoes
At the security checks, your shoes will be inspected before you can fly. It is advisable to wear flip-flops/slip on shoes to avoid having to create a hassle in removing them and then placing them back on.

Luggage Durability
When buying luggage, make sure that what you decide to bring on board the aircraft isn’t heavy and is compact in size, due to the restrictions as per the airlines. The material should also be able to withstand any contents from spilling from within your luggage (most airlines do not allow liquids to be carried on board, but advise passengers to put them in suitcases meant for cargo hold), to avoid it from creating a mess in the overhead luggage storage compartment.

Medication
It can be carried in carry on luggage, as long as you have it in its original packaging. It is best to carry a doctor’s written prescription as well for what the medicines are for, to avoid security from confiscating these items.

Items That You Can/Cannot Carry
Jewelry, money, tickets, eyeglasses, passports, medicines and gadgets can be included in carry on luggage. Items that you cannot carry on board, are – creams, scissors, toiletries, flammable sources, liquids or anything that security may find dangerous or not advisable to carry on the plane.

Children Traveling
Children can bring snacks, games or books if they require them on board. Follow the rules for infants on board for safety measures and care. Depending on your child’s age, there are certain guidelines that you need to follow.

Labels on Luggage
Label your luggage with your name and address, which is advisable in case of loss of luggage, or misplacement of it in the airport. It is easier for the security to find it – also putting identification on the inside would prove to be helpful.

Metal Detectors
When coming through security checks, it is advisable to avoid having anything metallic in nature except for your cell phone and watch. Wear a belt without a metal clasp, or keep it aside in your handbag, and put it on once you’re on the plane. Keep anything else that is metallic in nature in your handbag instead.

Old Tags on Luggage
Get rid of old tags attached to your luggage, since security will need to know which city you are heading to, without being misguided by your previous trip’s tag. Also check tags once you arrive at the airport to confirm if it is your luggage that you are taking with you from the conveyor belt.

Foods and Perishable Items
It is advisable to put these in suitcases that will go into the cargo hold, to avoid security from confiscating items that they may find suspicious. Things like canned food, meats, liquor (check for how much is advisable to carry or if it is allowed) and so on, should be avoided.

Pets
Southwest airlines now allows pets to be brought on board, that is, dogs and cats in particular. If pets are brought as carry on, then an additional fee of $75 is to be paid as pet fare. Appropriate carriers are needed by passengers to house pets till the plane lands. Also the pets should be vaccinated and medicated prior to the day of travel.

There’s more to what Southwest airlines entail as part of their regulations; for more air travel tips go to their official portal simply called Southwest, for more tips and suggestions on how to travel smart. Flying is an experience of comfort that is stress free, wherein you follow simple rules of what you can or cannot do. That is where Southwest comes in, to make your trip a time of ease and convenience, avoiding any problems that you could face once on board.

All About Ladakh Adventure Trip

Ladakh is a district located in the extreme north of India, specifically in the state of Kashmir. The main towns of Leh and Kargil are disctrict, located respectively at 3500 and 2800m altitude. This whole region is in the Himalayas. Ladakh is a part of India very different from the rest of the country as very close to Tibet. Proof is the nickname of “Little Tibet” frequently given to this area!

Unlike the rest of India, this region has the advantage of not suffering any monsoon during the year. Thus, when in summer the entire Asian region is sprinkled with water spouts, Ladakh is spared. As a result, the region is very dry and poor in flora.

When to go?

During the months of July and August, temperatures can reach up to 30 ° C day at 3500 m altitude and rarely below 5 ° C at night. In winter, temperatures are, however, very low and can reach -25 ° C. The climate is dry, whatever the season, so the region accumulate very little snow. However, snow falls in abundance in the Himalayan foothills from the September / October, which condemns all access to Ladakh by road. The months of July and August are the best months to visit this beautiful area, but June or September are better suited if we want to avoid the tourist season!

How to get there?

To reach Ladakh, it is necessary to visit one of the major northern cities of the country: the most direct flight and the fastest is the one for the city of Delhi (capital of India). In 2005, the price of a France-Delhi flight was around 550 euros TTC.Today, for the cost of a flight, you can use this excellent comparison flights .

Attention, it is absolutely necessary to obtain an Indian visa from his country of origin or departure from his country! You can not get it at Delhi airport without a visa, you can not enter the territory of India. For more information on obtaining it, you can see the “Indian Visa and permits for access” below.

The district of Ladakh lies about 700 km north of Delhi. Also, to reach Leh (capital of Ladakh) from Delhi, three options are available:

  • The most expensive and yet most comfortable, is to take a flight from Delhi-Leh airport “home”. The aircraft is dependent on the weather, we must bear in mind that cancellations are possible, so do not plan too precisely your trip!
  • An alternative, slightly less expensive, is to take a taxi or better by taxi 4×4.
  • The last option is the bus, really cheap.

It is also possible to combine bus and 4×4. For example, you can take the bus to start up Manali to Leh and then a 4×4 (the 4×4 around 350 €). The road is passable only in summer and it will take a minimum of 3 days away. In winter, it snows a lot in the Himalayan foothills and passes close as early as the September / October. In summer, Manali-Leh highway is beautiful but challenging and tiring! So take your time, and if possible, make this trip at least five days, with a pause and several stopovers at Manali to Leh. You can, for example, make a few detours lakes Tso Kar and Tso Moriri.

The main route through two passes over 5000 m above sea level! Beware of altitude sickness because it can be very uncomfortable (headaches), and have consequences far more serious (nausea and loss of consciousness)!

I advise you to make a go by road or by air, then return by other means. A Delhi-Leh flight costs about 120 € TTC, one of the airlines (Jet Airways) has a branch in Paris, which makes the booking (tel. 01 49 52 41 15) or you can use this comparator tickets plane .

Indian visa, permit access?

Ladakh is a district of India, it is governed by the Indian government. To visit India on a tourist visa is required. The visa must imperatively be established before the trip to the country from whence we come (eg, France). Indeed, several days (or weeks) are needed for its establishment. In France, it must be requested at the Indian Embassy in Paris. Several possibilities exist: to move the embassy to apply by mail or through an agent with some additional cost. We opted for registered mail sent to the embassy at a cost of 50 € for the visa + 6 € for the cost of return mail + shipping costs by registered mail.

Note that the deadlines for obtaining and sending exceed more than a month, then you better do it soon! Tourist visas are generally established for 6 months from receipt of your application (approximately), what does that leave you more than five months in India. For more information, visit the website of the Embassy of India in Paris .You’ll find everything you need to know about the visa “Consular services – The services of Visa.”

It should also be aware that access permission is required to travel in parts of Ladakh. If you’re traveling in these areas, the access permit can be established in Leh or Manali (town between Delhi and Leh) within a period of 24 hours at most agencies. Curiously, it is generally necessary to be at least 4 people to get a license, but obviously, this is an easily circumvented dixit agencies!

What to do in Leh?

Leh, Ladakh’s capital, represents a virtually obligatory to visit Ladakh. With more than 15 000 inhabitants and a growing number of tourists every year, there is almost everything: accommodation, restaurants, bakeries, bars, small grocery stores. After a voyage in 2007, Pierre, internet visitor site (thank you to him) told us that there are now two bank cash machines (one downtown and one near the center)!

The center of Leh is noisy and polluted, but the surrounding areas are quiet (Changspa, for example). You can find rooms at 5 €. In the village center, on top of a hill, stands the monastery “Leh Palace that can be visited. From above, the view is splendid.

Do not forget that Leh is already (about) 3500 m above sea level and if you arrived by plane, it is strongly recommended to proceed first few days without physical effort to acclimate his body to the altitude high; Leh is a good step in this acclimation.

What to do in Ladakh?

Around Leh, several sites to visit in less than an hour away. Here are some examples: Shey monasteries, or Tiksey Spituk.

But to discover the district of Ladakh in more detail, it is best to stay in several locations. The choice is great because Ladakh almost 100 000 km ², or about 1/5th of France! The scenery is breathtaking and differ from one place to another … Many beautiful lakes are also discovered in the south-east of Ladakh. There’s even a mini desert with camels in the north! You will be captivated by the breathtaking peaks that rise everywhere, the most famous are in the region of Zanskar . There are also many monasteries, each more beautiful than the others (example: Lamayuru), authentic villages and very friendly people. You can also direct you to the far west, near the Pakistani border, but beware, this area is unfortunately subject to tensions between India and Pakistan.

To discover Ladakh, two solutions are possible: by car or on foot.

By road, you will simply places most frequented by tourists. Many agencies offer tours on site or just rent a 4×4 (with driver preference). The region is sufficiently grid of roads and tracks to avoid boredom for several weeks!

If you choose to walk, you can either hold small steps for the day, a trek that is to say a course over several days and several stages, taking his own package. A trek you will discover remote locations away from the crowd and close the premises.Again, many agencies offer to organize your trek (rental equipment, tents, guides, horses or donkeys, porters, …).For the more adventurous, the solution is to go on individual package on his back. The treks have differing degrees of difficulty from one to another (hiking, mountain passes, climbing or mountaineering), then ask about the difficulty of the route before your final choice. In all cases, it is recommended to have good walking shoes and suitable clothing to cold and heat (you can rent everything there).

Air Travel Tips That’ll Save Your Day

There are many people like Richard who are caught up with everyday demands of life and no matter how many times they make a plan it never seems to work out. Well if you are one of them, you can stop worrying as here are some tips that will help you save money and have a safe flight too.

A Few Important Tips
As soon as you are sure that you are taking that much awaited holiday, log onto the Internet. With the wide range of travel-related websites, each competing with each other, you might just get the best deal on airfares, car rentals, and lodging too.
If you travel a lot and have registered for the frequent flier program and would like to collect the reward points, look for deals on that particular airline’s website. Do not worry if you are a first time user, because all you need to enter the date of departure and arrival, location, and the number of passengers.
Call a travel agent if you have neither the time nor inclination to go online. When you phone the travel agent remember to ask him to run a check on cheap airfare deals available. You never know, your travel agent might get you the best deal available.
Lastly contact the airline’s office to find out what cheap airfare prices they have to offer.
Wellness Program

Here are a few air travel tips that will help ensure that you have a wonderful journey.
Before you board the flight, take doses of vitamin C, zinc, and lozenges.
Since the cabin air is dry, drink water or hot tea and stay away from fluids that will dehydrate you.
Try to get sleep before the flight. Avoid sleeping on the plane if it arrives at your destination during the evening or the day. If the plane is due to land in the morning, get some sleep on board. This will ensure that you will be able to stay awake until dark and then resume a normal cycle.
Use disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizers to stay clear of germs at the airport.
Simple Air Travel Tips

A flight should be a safe and comfortable place for all travelers. To make it so is the responsibility of all the people who travel in the plane. Read on for some tips to ensure that it remains so.
Travel light! When packing your hand baggage, make sure that it consists of only the things that you might require on the flight.
Inform the flight attendant if you are prone to air sickness or allergic to any particular kind of food. Travelers who suffer from other sicknesses like heart problems, hypertension, or any such disease, should inform the cabin crew too.
In order to have a safe journey, it is important that every traveler takes careful note of air travel regulations.