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4 Vital Points for a Cheaper Japan Travel

Originally posted on Stylishwanderer.com:
Japan has an image of being one of the most expensive countries in the world, and if you’re staying in hotels, eating out, and traveling around a lot, then it can really cost you a bomb. It is never going to be as cheap as other destinations and while it may be an expensive country to visit, there are plenty of ways to make this country affordable. To me, budget travel is value travel. So, I have listed 4 vital points on how you can cut down the costs and make this country affordable: 1.) TRANSPORTATIONTransportation is one of the most expensive aspects of travel in Japan and this will surely eat up your pennies. The bullet train, while awesome, comfortable, and fast, is not cheap at all. Individual rail journey can cost hundreds of dollars when added altogether. So in order to reduce your train costs, get a Japan Rail (JR) pass.I repeat, do get a JAPAN RAIL PASS and here’s my BIG NOTE: You only can buy this pass outside of Japan and only people on…

22 Travel Tips We Learned the Hard Way So You Don’t Have To!

Originally posted on The Adventures of Paul and Sue:
Throughout our travels we have made plenty of mistakes. Here’s a list of travel tips we’ve learned the hard way so you don’t have to! Tell your bank where you’re going so you can use your bankcard there. Get good walking shoes.  Shop at local supermarkets and cook for yourself. Locals don’t eat out all the time and neither should you! Buy a small backpack, forcing yourself to pack light. Always pack as light as you can. Pack a needle and thread.  When you go out, take only the bare essentials. Bring the amount of cash you plan on spending. Don’t bring your bankcards and passport with you every time you leave the place you are staying. Make extra copies of your passport, flight info. and other important documents. Put these copies in different bags and if you’re traveling with a buddy; carry a copy their documents and vice versa. If something happens you will be able to get a new passport easily. Pack a flashlight or headlamp.…

Transportation in Paris

Originally posted on travelux:
Transportation in Paris is not very easy to understand for tourists as not only the city is very big, but also comes with several different means of transportation. Transportation in the city centre is operated not only by the metro, trams and buses, but also partly by RER trains, which are kind of a commuter rail service. Find more content about Paris on our city page! Paris is one of the biggest cities in the world and also a real centre for tourism. All of that makes transportation in Paris a crucial thing. However, the city didn’t really streamline the transportation system, making it rather tough to understand till today. Paris has different train stations Getting to Paris got easier in the last years though as there are not only the two main airports Paris Charles de Gaulle and Paris Orly, but also several high-speed railway connections to cities like Madrid, London, Brussels or Frankfurt. Surely, there are also several regional train services connecting Paris with cities in the approximate. RER…

7 Days, 7 Tips: Budget Travel #7 (Track Your Spending).

Originally posted on Heart of a Traveller:
It’s already the final post of this series; it’s gone so fast! I thought I would keep one of my best tips for last; keep track of your spending. Now, if you a listing fanatic like me, this might come natural to you. I love to make “to do” lists, to keep track of pretty much everything in my life with lists, including the money I spend. If you’re not anything like that, trust me on this; keeping note of how much you spend whilst travelling will help you stick to your budget. When you write down how much you spend, you become more concious of it. You might realise that you’re spending too much on a certain thing, and you can then adjust accordingly. It’s up to you how you keep track of your spending. You could take note of everything you spend money on, but this can become tedious and you’re then more likely to stop doing it. Personally, I keep track of every time I…

7 Lessons Learned in Maui

Originally posted on How To Get Things Done in 10 Ways:
This was my second time visiting Maui, and yet when I got there, there was a lot of  “Oh yeah, I remember that now” or “Wow yeah, that is a Maui thing!”. So here are my “lessons learned” from this last vacation. Although, it maybe should be more like “things remembered”. There are so many things I love about island life and so many things I always try to remember for our next trip! 1. No lotion or Chapstick My most favorite thing about the island! There’s so much moisture that you never need to put on lotion and I think I used my chapstick all of 2 times while we were there. Everything is perfectly moisturized all the time! It’s fabulous. 2. Everyone can pull off the beachy hippy hair It’s my favorite when I don’t have to style my hair! It’s too humid so curling or straightening is kind of too much of an effort. And plus at some point in the day…

City Review: Sao Paulo

Originally posted on travelux:
Sao Paulo is located in Brazil and is the biggest city on the Southern hemisphere with more than 12 million people living there. Even though Sao Paulo is nowadays mainly a huge business and finance city, it appears to be very enjoyable to just stroll around and see it through the eyes of a traveler. Find more content about Sao Paulo on our city page! While reading our city review of Sao Paulo, you will notice that most pics are not taken with the good camera this time, but are rather “just” phone photos. Due to a high criminal rate in Sao Paulo (at least that’s what we were told), we were recommended by several concierges to leave everything of value in the safe in our room. Thus, all we had with us was one mobile phone and a few bugs. Admittedly, some situations with locals were a bit weird, but that’s it. Being prepared for a somewhat Johannesburg in South America, I was surprised very positively by Sao Paulo. Paulista Avenue Sao…

Transportation in Delhi

Originally posted on travelux:
Transportation in Delhi is one of the biggest problems of the city till today. However, the last years have been a vast improvement. Nowadays, there are five different lines as well as an express line to the airport. Besides the metro, there are also buses, taxis and rickshaws on the streets of Delhi. Delhi as well as most other Indian cities, is reached the easiest by train. There are several train stations in the city with connections to all parts of India. While trains are generally a good way to get around in India, there are also some difficulties and several other problems including the low speed. Trains in India are extremly slow To get more information about train travel in India, be sure to check out our guide about train travel in India! However, it is not very recommendable for tourists and visitors to use commuter trains in Delhi as safety and the lack of information in English are a serious problem. Metro in Delhi The backbone of transportation in Delhi…

How I Planned a Trip Around the World

Originally posted on Run Adventurouslee:
Many of my friends and followers have asked me over the past few months how I started planning my trip around the world.  My trip started off with my decision to volunteer abroad somewhere.  I started looking up volunteer abroad programs, and came across International Volunteer Head Quarters, and decided that they seemed like the best volunteer program to go through.  IVHQ had a lot of countries and programs to apply for, and I wanted to try and do programs that were more related to what I went to school for (Environmental Science).  All of this research started in April 2015 and originally was just going to be a two week trip.  I applied for an Environmental volunteer program based out of Italy for 2 weeks, was super excited to do it and put down my registration fee to ensure my spot – only to find out that they just changed the program length to a minimum of 4 weeks.  At that time, I only planned on taking 2 weeks…