Carry-On Essentials For a Long Flight

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Long flights can be annoying for anyone, sitting in the same sit for many hours, maybe 7 in a flight from Boston, to Madrid or maybe 12 on a flight from Paris to Lima, Peru. Some trips are too long to be done with just one flight and you will even have to take a second or maybe third plane to get to your final destination. For those long trips I come up with a list of eight essentials that will help you to be ready to start the trip.

  1. The most important and number one thing is to bring your passport and boarding pass or any other extra document you might need. I recommend you guys to have a travel document holder, that way you will have it all together and organized. Here I leave you a link to a bunch of nice document holders you could buy for only $10 Document holders .
  2. My next recommendation is personal, I am the kind of person who gets cold easily and that is why a recommend you to always bring a sweater with you because. When the plane is about to take off they always put the air condition on and gets very cold in there, and even in most long international flights they give you a blanket I highly recommend bring something to put on.
  3. A small travel kit of toothbrush and toothpaste it is a must for long flight trips. On planes we eat and we sleep, as we do at home, so same as you brush your teeth before going to bed and when you wake up in the morning you have to brush your teeth on the plane, specially if you have an special someone waiting for you at the airport. Some planes they even give you one of these little kits that you can use if you didn’t bring one.
  4. If you are one of those people who love taking care of themselves, and looking perfect you should not forget a small hand lotion and chapstick that you can easily carry. I personally love l’occitane lotion they have the perfect sizes to carry on your bag and they smell great!. The reason for this is because on flights our skin gets dry and is good to moisturize it a little durning the flight.
  5. Always carry a pen with you, this is a small but useful object will help you out. Most countries ask you to fill out a document before entering the country, it is helpful for you to fill it out during your flight rather than when you land because it will make it easier for you to go straight to the control line at the airport instead of step on a side to fill it out. Many people do not bring pens and they have to start asking people around for a one to fill out the document.
  6. The food at the planes isn’t famous for being really good, actually is the oposite. Bring some of your favorite snacks with you on your carry on bag, is going to be a long flight remember.
  7. Remember to bring something that will entertain you, maybe your iPad to watch a movie, your headphone to listen to music or a book to read.
  8. Last but not least make sure you have your phone charger in case you ran out of battery and might need to charger at the airport. However not every country has the same plugs so bring a convertible with you and adapter.

Hope you take note of these tips and use them on your next trip! 

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Spring Break 2016

Spring break is around the corner and students at college already started the countdown. Lets make this 2016 spring break unforgettable! Here are the top 5 destinations you can go this break.

Top 1: Bahamas

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I recommend the Atlantis Paradise Island if you pick this destination. It amazing, and you can go with your family, friends or partner, no matter with who, you  will have an amazing time! It is located in Paradise beach with 2.317 rooms, it has its own aquatic park (free if you stay at the hotel), dolphin cay, 21 restaurants, 19 bars and much more! So you won’t even have to leave the hotel because you can find all you need there.

Top 2: Cancun

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Cancun is a typical spring break destination and we know it. If what you want is a economic place to go with your friends to have fun, this is it. The best part about cancun is that there are many activities available if you are an active person and you rather have some adrenaline experience instead of just get tan on the beach. Some activities available are: Trip to Chichen Itza, ATV adventure, swim with dolphins, underground river tour, bike ride, snorkel… you will definitely find something for you.

Top 3: Miami

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For those who don’t want to go too far what about Florida? Going to Miami beach is just like going to any paradisiac island in the Caribbean. Here you have the city and the beautiful beach all in one. Miami has many hotels with a varied range of prices making it possible to find the perfect for you adjusted to what you want.

Top4: Italy

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An incredible sunset etches St Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican with a warm golden glow. Rome, Italy

Why don’t we now cross the ocean and look at some beautiful destinations in Europe? If you love history or architecture this is your place. If you step by Italy you need to visit, Rome, Florence and Venice, the three most beautiful cities of Italy, with hundreds of years of history.  You can visit, the Coliseum, Vatican City, St Mark’s basilica or Pizza Tower.

Top 5: Greece

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If you still want to go the beach but at the same time go to Europe then I recommend you to go to Santorini. This island has mediterranean beaches and the essence of Greece and their sunsets are unique. If you visit Fira you will be amuse by the architecture, how the houses are build in the side of the mountain  as we see in the picture above.

2016 New Year Resolutions Reminder

It is already march, so is time to look back to the beginning of the year and think if we are doing those new years resolutions we promised this year we were going to accomplish. The common “I will go to the gym this year”, “I will study more”, “Eat healthier”, “travel to new places“, “spend more time with the family”, and we can go on…

Probably most of us aren’t doing to well on that, so this is a reminder: Get On That!! you can do it!

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Destination: Alaska

Hello travelers! For those who like adventures, new experiences…. have you ever think of going to Alaska?

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Alaska can be very cold but also very beautiful, and has a lot to share with those who go visit this country. The best time to go is between June and August when is summer season since is the period of time which is warmer. Alaska offers many excursions and adventures. In winter it offers activities as skiing, dog mushing, northern light tours, snowmobiling tours… in summer you have great hiking trails, scenic day drive… But one of the most famous activitirities when you go to Alaska is go see whales  and this is usually on summer time.

The Seven Wonders of the World

1 Chichen Itzá 

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Mexico

Chichen Itzá was an ancient Maya city, from c. AD 525. It is located in Tinum, south of Mexico. Was issued as world heritage by UNESCO  in 1988. This place is very visited because of the story of the city and the culture of the Mayas which made it popular.

Christ the Redeemer 

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Brasil

This enormus sculpture of Christ is located Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The creator of this pice of art was a french sculptor called Paul Landowski. Christ the Redeemer is 30 meters(98ft) tall and is supported over a 8 meter (27ft) tall pedestal. Its arms stretch 28 meters (92 ft). This sculpture has been there since 1931.

3 Machu Picchu

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Peru

Machu Picchu is a Inca site from the 15th century, located in Cusco Region, Peru. It is situated on a mountain, 2,430 metres (7,970 ft) above sea level. This place could have been one of the residences of the Inca emperor. The incas abandoned this place at the time of the Spanish Conquest. Machu Picchu is the largest turist attraction in South America.

4 Rome Coliseum 

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Rome

The coliseum of Rome, Italy, was built in 70 AD but was not finished till 80 AD. Emperor Vespasian ordered this construction and was his successor who saw it finished. This place was built for gladiatorial contents and other public spectacles, and could fit between 50,000 and 80,000 spectators.

5 Taj Mahal

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India

The Taj Mahal, located in Agra, India, was build in honor of the emperor Shah Jahan favorite wife, Mumtaz Mhal who died giving birth to her 14th son. The construction started in 1631 and ended in 1654. This building was constructed with materials from all over Asia and elephants were used to transport these materials.

6 Great Wall Of China

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China

This fortification of 21,196 km (13,171 mi) can be see from the space. The Great Wall line goes from Shanhaiguan in the east, to Lop Lake in the weast. The first section was built in the seventh century BC. It was ment to protect the chinese states and empires against the invasions.

7 Petra

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Jordan

Petra is an old historical city carved in stone located between the Red Sea and Dead Sea, Jordan, and established in 312 BC. Was a crossroad bewteen Arabia, Egypt and Syria-phoenicia. Petra has been a UNESCO world herritage site since 1985. The unesco describes as ” One of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage”. 

New Experience

Have you ever snorkel with turtles?  This is possible in Turtle Town, Maui.

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Turtle Town is a series of underwater lava formations developed by the eruptions of submarine volcanoes in Hawaii. These beautiful, curios animals will swim close to you providing the opportunity of  taking unique pictures of them. At the same time you will enjoy of an amazing underwater landscape.The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles were declared an endangered specie in 1978. Before this people hunted them for their skin, shells and meat. These turtles are called “green see” because of the color of their body. The green color comes because of the algae that they eat, very common at Maui’s coral reefs. Which is more curios about these turtles is that they like being around humans and do not swim away from them when they first see them.

If you go to Hawaii don’t forget to visit the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles!