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People mostly travel for fun, but have you ever thought about traveling on your own? According to most soloist travelers, traveling alone brings a lot of fun and boosts confidence.

One advantage is you can write your own itinerary and another one is to not think too much of time compared with traveling with a companion.

If you have been traveling for a long time now and have not tried traveling alone yet, perhaps this is something you may want to consider in the future.

We know some of you might still feel scared at the thought of it, but it is actually not as scary as you think it would be, especially after you've done it.

Traveling on your own is still fun, although the fun it brings might somehow be different compared with traveling with a companion. If you want to be a solo adventurer next time, the first thing you need to do is to be prepared for it.

By saying prepared, this means there are some tips to follow. In this article, you would learn some of the tips shared by other solo adventurers that will help make the entire trip fun and memorable for you.

Bring everything you need

First things first - you need to make sure nothing is left behind before the date of departure. This means preparing everything you need to bring with you days ahead, and not cram, lest you travel in lack.

Some of the important things you need to bring with you are your documents, such as your passport, ID, and tickets, cash and credit card, cellphone and other gadgets you will be needing for documentation purposes, medicines, and toiletries.

It is better to be prepared than never. Always remember that you are traveling alone, therefore there is no one to easily ask help from in case something urgent comes up during the trip.

The good thing about this, though, is that the experience itself will teach you to be responsible and independent. Traveling alone is not a joke, but because of the pressure and different emotions that will come out, you would have no other choice but take on the challenge. You could say it is a life-changing event, you know!

Study the place and learn the culture

Part of the preparation process is to study the place where you are heading to. Study your hotel whereabouts, the delicious restaurants near your area, the food to try, and of course the culture!

It also pays a lot if you also know the weather of the place during the time of the visit. This way, you can know what clothes to bring. If you are going there during winter time, then perhaps you could bring jackets, boots, and gloves. Likewise, you bring comfortable clothes if you are coming during summer time.

When it comes to the culture of the place, it is important to know it fully and adapt to it once you get there. Each place has a different culture, so expect that not everything would be as pleasant as what you were used to back home. However, learning a different culture is actually so much fun.

Especially if you are someone who has been traveling for a long time already, you know that the culture of a specific place adds up to the enjoyment of the entire trip. It wouldn't be as exciting as you thought it would be if not for its unique and interesting culture, right?

For example, a lot of people go to Japan simply because they love to immerse in its culture. Tourists go there to eat Japanese cuisines, visit historical places that depict Japanese culture, and even wear Kimono to complete the enjoyment of their trip.

So, to make it more pleasant for you while traveling alone, try to learn the culture of the place first and once you are already there, immerse yourself in it - as if you are a part of it - and be really merry.

Be friendly

You are traveling on your own, so it would be a bit lonely at times. However, that shouldn't always be the case if you just step out from own shyness and be amiable to anyone you meet down the road.

Basing from other's experiences, meeting new people during the trip will add up to the fun and enjoyment traveling alone brings. Imagine learning a different language, copying their mannerism, going to beautiful places not yet heard or advertised, and eating exotic foods with them - it would be so much fun!

By being friendly, it wouldn't seem like you are traveling on your own because of the new friends you will meet during your trip.

If you are not convinced yet, that is fine! However, try to read some blogs from solo adventurers and dig deeper into their travel experiences to know better. To conclude, traveling alone is not bad at all. In fact, it will give you lots of lessons learned in the end.

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Unlike in the past, today, people with disabilities have been recognized, and are less discriminated against. In many countries, there are legislations that protect them and make their life a little easier. Also, many public buildings have been designed or renovated in order to accommodate people with disabilities.

With all these improvements, people with disabilities are now able to travel for vacation or a business trip to places far away from their home. However, with all these improvements we have made, travelling for people with disabilities is still a challenge for them, especially when they are travelling alone or, they are travelling to an unknown destination. Below is a guide to help people with all forms of disabilities to travel safely.

1. Plan well in advance

Planning is key to any form of success. This is very important because it reduces chances of getting stranded and being inconvenienced. Booking flights and hotel rooms are the top priorities. However, if you are going to stay at a friend's or a relative's house; notifying them in advance is very important. Then they can be prepared and even pick you up from the airport.

2. Book hotels that are disabled friendly

Hotels with disabled friendly structures are very convenient as they allow disabled individuals to move freely with minimal effort. Most of these hotels also have special emergency protocols that ensure disabled individuals are not left behind in case of an emergency, unlike some hotels where these issues are overlooked.

3. Use a travel agent that offers travel packages for disabled travelers

Booking flights and hotel rooms with travel agents that offer travel solutions to disabled people is advantageous in a number of ways. They ensure they book for their disabled clients airlines and hotels that are disabled friendly. They strive to offer services and suggestions that will ensure their clients travel comfortably.


4. Understand and know your rights when at the airport

Travelling, for people with disabilities, is very hectic, especially when they arrive at the airport. They face the challenge of getting proper information and directions. This is further aggravated by the huge number of people traveling and long queues. In airports, there are attendants that are supposed to attend to the needs of those travelling with disabilities.

Disabled travelers should not, and are not, treated differently when they go through security measures. They are also protected from any form of discrimination from any airline. Disabled travelers are advised to be very conversant with their rights to avoid and report any form of discrimination when travelling.

5. Bring extra medication

There is no harm in carrying an extra dose of medication when travelling. People do lose their luggage as they travel so, having an extra dose will act as a backup when one dose gets lost. This also ensures that when travelling, a disabled person does not run out of their medicine forcing them to start looking for a drug store when travelling. These medications should be stored properly to ensure their safety.

6. Take a doctor's note and contact information when travelling

A doctor's note contains important information about a condition that a disabled person is facing and this will help doctors save a lot of time on tests in case of an emergency. Contact information for your doctor allows other doctors to get important information from your doctor should the need arise. This small, but vital, information can save lives.

7. Use direct flights

It is very hectic and tiresome for a disabled traveler to use connecting flights. Using connecting flights exposes them to loss of their luggage and even injury as they get in and out of a plane. Using a direct flight cuts all these risks down and saves a lot of time and energy when travelling. Direct flights also ensure that those travelling with disabilities are not stranded in an airport as they wait for a connecting flight.

8. Disabled travelers are advised to have some knowledge about where they are travelling to.

There is nothing more difficult than looking for directions to a place you do not know about. This is even harder for disabled travelers so, it is advisable to have at least some knowledge and understanding about their destination. This will give them an upper hand when moving around and the knowledge to know where to go and where not to go. This will be very helpful when they are stranded or experience an emergency situation and need urgent assistance.

9. Carry the appropriate luggage

Disabled travelers are advised to carry luggage that they can manage when they are travelling. Unless they have company, travelling with a huge amount of luggage is not easy. Traveling lightly enables disabled travelers to be more flexible to situations that arise besides, a large amount of luggage can also easily get lost.

10. Enjoy travelling

Many disabled people do not travel often because of a lot of limitations which discourages them. However modern technology ensures safe travel for all regardless of their condition. Travelling should be enjoyed by all since it is a chance to experience new things that are different than what they are used to.

Author: Bob Tom

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Machu Picchu in Peru

Student travel promises to be an enjoyable trip. Not only do students can visit several places, but they could also learn so much on every trip. And since air travel agencies, as well as airlines, provide student travel discount and special student travel rate, student travel is becoming more and more available for a greater number of students who want to explore and learn more about the world.

For first-time travelers, here are some historical destinations you can consider for your student travel:


As the center of knowledge, government, and system in the ancient world, every student would be amazed at how this ancient city grew and evolved. Students can visit Acropolis, Agora, Library of Hadrian, Kerameikos, Olympieion & Southeast Athens, Pnyx, Roman Agora & Tower of the Winds, Arch of Hadrian, City Eleusinion and other ancient sites in this ancient city of Athens.


Visit one of the earliest civilizations founded in this part of the world. Egypt features a 3000-year old city on the banks of the River Nile. Egypt is also one of the oldest tourist spots in the world with visitors coming from ancient Rome and Greece.

Moving your way south from Cairo, the nation’s capital, you can stop at Giza where the infamous Great Pyramid stands. It was built by Pharaoh Khafu in the year 2550 BC. Standing at 147 meters, it was the largest and the most ambitious structure built in ancient Egypt requiring 2.3 million stone blocks to erect. Also at Giza, see the Pyramid of Khafre home if the Sphinx. It was built 30 after the Great Pyramid. As the second largest, the Pyramid of Khafre stands at 144 meters of 471 feet. The third pyramid located at Giza was the Pyramid of Menkaure which stands at 65 meters or 213 feet.

Further south, Saqqara is home to the Step Pyramid of Djoser built in 2630 BC. Pyramid of Pepi II, also located at Saqqara was the last pyramid built by ancient Egyptians. In Dahshur, the Bent and the Red Pyramids are located. And down south at Maidum, the Maidum Pyramid can be found.

See the temples, mummies, tombs, hieroglyphics, and Valley of the Kings and the Queens if you visit Egypt.


See ancient Rome still intact with pieces of evidence of Roman structure and architectures built more than 2000 years ago. Rome presents the living timeline from the Roman Empire to the shift of the Middle Ages, to baroque and renaissance, to the dawn of the romantic period and enlightenment. Rome preserves its temples, churches, arts, and priceless paintings and murals.


A former territory of the Roman Empire which stood strong for more than a thousand years against several barbarian attacks, Turkey is in the easternmost part of Europe that features a diverse culture, religion, philosophy, and architectures.


Travel to the Far East and learn the history of the ancient eastern civilization that was once unknown until the last centuries. See the Great Wall, a remnant of the Zhou Dynasty along with other unique oriental culture and tradition. See the Chinese painting, calligraphy, paper cutting, and Chinese art.


As the center of the Inca civilization, Peru is a great destination for student travel for a discovery of South American history. The 500-year old Inca traces could be relived in the Inca Trail that is both exciting and educational. Walk to the Ollantaytambo, Sacsayhuaman, Machu Picchu, and Pisac.

Author: Hotel Etc

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Mysterious, ancient, exotic, mystic: all of these are words used to describe Morocco. They are all true, but Morocco is also fresh, new, evolving, and modern. But the only way to form your own opinion about Morocco is to actually go there.

The European Influence

Morocco has been open to European travellers for almost a century, so it is one of the most tourist-friendly countries in North Africa. Compared to its neighbors, Morocco is also a safe and stable country to visit even though its leader is a king with autocratic power. But any casual visitor will be fine just as long as you don't snap pictures of the royal palace.

Being in such close contact with Europeans for so long, the culture of Morocco has adopted many traits and customs that will make European and American travellers feel right at home, up to a point. Examples: western toilets are common, and you can easily find those that speak English, French, or Spanish. On the other hand, things can be a little behind the times by European/American standards.

Notably: Women would be well advised to dress conservatively, this doesn't mean you need to wear a full body burka. Female travellers should be prepared to experience unwanted attention regardless of what they are wearing. Also, it is a good idea to avoid direct eye contact with males on the street. This will minimize the situation.

Be Wary of Your Hosts

Getting into Morocco from Europe by RyanAir's is convenient and usually inexpensive. Most of these flights tend to fly into Marrakesh and leave from Fez. While travelling (and even when not), keep your valuables close to you and do not pack anything important or of value into checked bags as theft is common in Moroccan airports.

There are many options for sleeping in the ultra low-budget, ultra high-budget and ultra everything in between. Many of the hostels or "hotels" you find may seem very sketchy and some have bad reputations, so the safest bet is to stick with choices that are acknowledged by known travel books or respectable websites. It is essential to do research before arrival.

It is unfortunate that scams and cons are widespread throughout the country. Be wary of overly helpful strangers who may offer help and guide you straight into their friend's shop. At the very worst, if you do fall into one of these traps, you'll just end up spending a little more money than you would have liked on that new carpet.

Pick pocketing is also another serious, irritating problem, so a healthy skepticism and guarded vigilance are the best protection you can have. I always use a hidden money belt.

Shoppers Heaven: The Mystery Begins

The best thing about Morocco is that it is very exotic, and very inexpensive. A dollar, euro, or pound will go a long way here.

Just About Anything You Want: This may seem like an odd thing to say, but in Morocco you can do just about anything you want as long as you are willing to pay for it. You will find that just about anything you see will be for sale or ready for your use, if the price is right. With so few restrictions and limitations, it is really up to the traveller to be responsible and cautious, and look out for your own safety and to make the right decisions.

Learn to Bargain: While we are speaking of spending money, it is important to remember to always bargain and not to be afraid to play hardball in doing so. These people negotiate and make deals constantly and they are good at it. This system may seem fun at first but it can quickly become quite tiresome, as can the constant barrage of sales pitches you will face every time you step outside of your hostel.

Outdoor Market Heaven: The reason bargaining is something you will face every day is because Morocco has some of the most exciting, labyrinthine outdoor markets in the world. You can purchase any variety of beautiful ornament, knick-knack, trinket, carpet, or clothing or any other item of varying degrees of legality. Carpets and spices are the two hottest items for most visitors shopping in the legal spectrum, and rightly so. The colors and aromas you will find from these two items will make you feel like you are in a gourmet kitchen run by Dr. Seuss; I mean this in the best possible sense.

You could easily spend your entire trip shopping in these mazes of merchandise but there is so much more to see outside of the shopping tents.

The Cities of Morocco: Each city in Morocco has a different feel to it but each one gives a different sense of what Morocco has in store. You can experience the seaside feel of the country on the west coast in Casablanca or Rabat. You can get a more iconic and trademark adventure in the markets and streets of Marrakesh. Fez has more of an urban, city sprawl that can feel much more dangerous but will show you what a city in North Africa is really like.

The Sahara: A trip out to the brink of the Sahara in Merzouga will let you feel what it's like living amongst the Berber people as you sleep in tents under intensely starry skies and take camel rides through the desert dunes that turn your scalp orange with sand for days.

Coming to a town like Merzouga should really be a primary reason for visiting this country. If not to experience what people are like in this part of the world so completely different from our own, but coming out to this eastern region will show you natural beauty almost alien to what we in the Western World have experienced nature to be.

Delicious Delicacies

Morocco's culinary palette is best known for two things: couscous and mint tea. Anywhere you order it, the couscous you will be served will be cooked to perfection and is guaranteed to satisfy you.

Mint tea is something you will probably will never get tired of even though the locals will serve it to you every chance they can get. Each city has its own slight variation on tea mixture, so mint tea is always worth having.

Since food prices are so low here, it's best to try several dishes as often as you can. Tajine is always a delicious treat and order any dish that has cinnamon on it whenever you see it, you will not be let down.

It should be said that what constitutes "fresh" meat in Morocco is far different how our stomachs might define it, so discretion should be used. The same goes for their meaning of "fresh" water. Use caution.

Country of Extremes

Morocco can give you the best of things and it can also give you the worst of things. Between the spice shops and the wretched tanneries, you will smell some of the best and worst odors you will ever inhale. Between the openness of a midnight stroll through the Sahara and the too-small seats on the cross-country bus to get you to your next destination, you will feel some of the best and worst comforts a human can experience. This is just the nature of Morocco.

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