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Monthly Archives: February 2018

Traveling by Train in Europe

Try to reserve your seats

Train tickets and seat reservations are two different things. A ticket allows you to board a train, and a reservation guarantees you a seat on a specific train. Before your trip make sure you understand whether your train requires, recommends, or doesn’t accept seat reservations.

If possible, try to reserve your seat, especially if you are traveling in uber-popular countries such as France, Italy or Spain. For most trains, you are not required to reserve your seat, however, boarding the train and hoping for the best is not a good idea. You could be told to get out of your seat mid-journey if someone else has booked it. By reserving your place, you can choose whether you would like an aisle or window seat. You can sit back and enjoy the ride knowing you won’t be interrupted to move.

Keep your belongings safe

European train travel is known as one of the safest ways to travel. However, it is important to keep an eye out for pickpocketers, particularly with trains that stop in major cities. Don’t leave your luggage unguarded on the train or in the station. On night trains, if you intend to sleep, make sure to secure baggage to the rack with a small bicycle lock. To have peace of mind, wear a waist pack under your clothes to keep your passport, phone and any important documents protected from any potential thieves.

Less is more – tips for traveling by train in Europe

Going from country to country or city to city is a fun and exciting journey. However, the trip can become tiring if you are carrying a heavy load. Pack the essentials and leave any items or products that are not needed behind.

Depending on the train you are traveling on, there can be limited storage space in over-seat racks and shelves at the ends of carriages. Instead of carrying a big and heavy suitcase, a quality lightweight backpack is another way to lighten your load.

Pack the right supplies for the journey

Traveling through Europe provides sensational views; however, it is a good idea to bring a few key items to help you pass the time especially if you are embarking on a journey of more than 2 hours. Read a book, watch a movie on your tablet, write in your travel journal or strike up a conversation with another passenger and before you know it you will be at your next destination.

Find Best Tours and Travels

QUALITIES OF A TOUR OPERATOR-

There are certain qualities that make an operator different from others. An ideal operator is smart and knowledgeable who will guide you throughout the trip without any hassle. You need not worry about directions or route because an experienced operator will make you travel in most comfortable means of transport. More than this, an operator must be charismatic and amiable, so that you won’t feel like being on an educational tour with your school principal. A tour guide must have good communication skills because if you are travelling with a group, it is obvious that there will be chaos and confusion that an operator needs to manage with maturity. It is must for an operator to possess good organizational skills in order to maintain coordination among group members and stick to the schedule of the trip. He or she must be emphatic and cordial because no one likes to go on a trip with an arrogant person that sucks the whole fun out of the tour. Managing time is one of the greatest virtues that an operator must possess because you need to be a certain place at a particular time without any delay. An operator can either make your vacations super fun or can make it a horrible experience.

POINTS TO REMEMBER-

Before selecting an operator, first, make it sure the fee is within your travelling budget. Other than this, choose an experienced and reputed operator, because it is always wise to explore with someone having knowledge about that place. Always follow the instruction of your tour guide when it comes to directions, punctuality, means of transport, etc. Everyone needs a break from their hectic schedule, so plan a solo trip or with your friends or family, hire a tour operator and explore different cities, their culture, food and natural beauty.

Destinations of Tokyo

Imperial Palace
Tokyo Imperial Palace is the main residence of the emperor of Japan. It is located close to the Tokyo station. The estate in which the palace stands is huge. Apart from the beautiful palace, the estate includes a museum, administrative offices and a few other private residences. The estate has vast green and beautiful gardens which will surely leave you in awe.

Disneyland
Tokyo Disneyland, the dreamy and exciting theme park is a must visit place. The inside of the theme park is a whole different world. It has been divided into seven themed zones and each zone gives the visitor a unique experience.

Yoyogi Park
Yoyogi Park is said to be one of the largest parks in Tokyo. The park is most alive and fun on Sundays. It is the perfect place for a picnic.

National Museum
The oldest and largest art museum in Japan is the one of the most interesting places to visit. The museum houses a big collection of exclusive art pieces and archaeological artifacts of Asia. It holds more than 100,000 objects and one can never get bored during a visit to this place.

Info about Travel Guide to Finland

If you are looking to take a memorable and nice vacation, Finland is the place for you. It is secure, fun, diverse, tourist friendly and has endless natural beauty. For the ticket, most travel experts suggest the usage of American airlines, especially if you are flying from USA, Britain or Canada. Being a passenger of American airlines countless times, I do consider it the most economical. But of course it is always a good idea to check out other airlines too. A landing at the Helsinki International Airport is the most viable and natural choice for tourists. The capital city of Finland is vibrant, exciting and to sum it up, the perfect place to start your trip. Summertime is the ideal season to visit but to be honest, even in winters, there is something magical about the city. Sibelius monument, Kiasma, Natural History Museum, Hietaniemi Beach, Esplanadi Park, Orion Cinema, Ateneum Art Museum, Toolo Winter Garden, Hietalahti Market Hall and Kaisaniemi Botanical Gardens are just a few of the countless amazing landmarks and destination in the city.

After a taste of the urban surroundings, escape to the wild side of Finland and explore the natural beauty the country has to offer. Despite being one of the most advanced countries, the people have made sure that the natural areas are kept the way they are and during summers, even the locals head to the relaxing surroundings away from the urban hustle and bustle. Finland is home to 188,000 lakes and many beautiful islands. Book a wooden cottage next to a lake, swim in the water, catch fish and do a barbeque to enjoy like the locals do.

Nature lovers and adventure seeking tourists are sure to have the time of their lives in Finland. The country is home to almost 35 natural parks which boast wildlife and unique species of plants and trees. Hiking and cycling are the most popular activities. Cycling through the wild pathways with birds chirping in the background makes you closer to nature than you ever wanted to be.