travel tips, tourism & vacations
Papua New Guinea Travel Tips

May 29, 2017

This fascinating island nation in Oceania is not as popular as other exotic destinations out there, but the fact that it has not been touched by mass tourism is exactly what’s so special about it. This wonderful place can be divided into 9 main regions, with countless attractions for tourists and natural wonders.

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5 Most Adorable Trips – Swimming with Animals

February 22, 2017

There is something special about animals and especially the ones that are friendly with humans, that makes any experience a little… ok, a lot better. If you are an animal lover and also a big fan of sunny beaches and exotic trips, you should check out these places and have the time of your life!

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Celebrating the Chinese New Year – 2017 dates & traditions

January 27, 2017

The Chinese New Year is a huge traditional holiday in China. It is also called “the Spring Festival”. The most important event that takes place throughout the year in this country going to be celebrated on the 28th of January in 2017. The celebration is actually going to last longer, with an early start and a later finish. Starting with the eve of the Chinese New Year, until the 2nd of February, all of China will be caught up in the festivities and amazing events. There are also some notable events after this date too.

Here are some of the most interesting facts about the Chinese New Year and a few suggestions for what you can see or do if you decide to visit China during this event:

  1. Starting with the New Year’s Eve, the people living in China put up specific decorations to welcome the new year. Traditionally, houses are decorated with red lanterns, red couplets, New Year painting and others. Also, since this new year is going to be a year of the Rooster, some decorations will be related to this. A New Year’s Eve Feast is also a tradition that the majority of the Chinese families still keep.
  2. New Year’s Eve is also a time where children receive red envelopes with money, as a symbol of good luck and as a way of wishing them health, growth and good studies in the upcoming year.
  3. Firecrackers and fireworks are also an important part of celebrating the New Year. As the clock strikes 12, the sky is lit and there’s going to be a lot of noise. The atmosphere is amazing and so the Chinese New Year will finally be there. There is the world’s biggest annual fireworks usage. Fireworks are actually used to scare evil spirits.
  4. On New Year’s day, some of the most fascinating Chinese traditions are the lion and dragon dances.
  5. From the second day of the New Year until the 7th, most people will visit their relatives and friends, as well as the tombs of their clan or relatives.
  6. Some people avoid going out on the 3rd day, as it is believed that evil spirits roam around.
  7. Eight is the luckiest number in China, so on the 8th day of the New Year, most people go back to work.
  8. The 15th day of the New Year is the date of the Lantern Festival. It is also the traditional end of the Spring Festival celebrations. You can light up a lantern and send it aloft into the sky or let them float on the sea, on a river or on a lake.
  9. You can enjoy the Chinese New Year festivities in China, with Beijing as the busiest and most entertaining place, or you can actually choose from many other destinations. Festivities take place in London – Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and across the West End (29th of January); Manchester – the shopping streets of the city centre and St. Ann’s Square (26th to 29th of January); Singapore – River Hongbao (26th of January – 4th of February); Sydney, Australia – Chinatown, Cockle Bay (27th of January – 12th of February); New York City – Manhattan, Queens, Chinatown (28th of January). Many other cities have amazing celebrations planned for this occasion, so you can go pretty much anywhere and celebrate.

If you are fascinated by this event and the Chinese traditions, plan a trip in one of the destinations mentioned or another of your choice to enjoy the festivities up close. Check out the available flights to your destination and the complete list of hotels in China or any other country on TripEconomy and go celebrate! 鸡年吉祥 (Good luck for this Rooster year!)


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Winter Holidays in Romania – Where to go?

December 28, 2016

Winter gives us many travel opportunities, from sunny destinations with soft sand beaches and warm waters to snowy places with low temperatures, perfect for winter sports, hikes and other seasonal activities. Countries like France, Austria, Italy or Switzerland are the most popular when it comes to winter vacations, but what about Romania? Have you visited it? Do you know that there are some great ski slopes, resorts and special traditions in winter? Find below the best destinations to visit in Romania during the cold season.

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Top 10 world’s most stunning waterfalls to visit

September 6, 2016

There is something special about the falling water that enchant everyone, even if they aren’t great nature lovers. But how not to love the nature when it gives us such amazing wonders and views?! We are talking about waterfalls, of course, and here is a our top 10 world’s most beautiful waterfalls worth to visit.

1.Iguazu Falls is located along Iguazu River, which borders Brazil and Argentina, stretching across two miles of rain-forested cliffs. The view leaves you breathless, since it consists in 275 individual waterfalls, making it one of the most precious treasures on Earth. When former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt visited Iguazu for the first time, she exclaimed: “Poor Niagara!”

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7 Wonderful Mountain Destinations in Europe

July 13, 2016

Nature gave us the mountains maybe as an inspirational source, a relaxing place to escape the urban bustle and as a perfect destination for adventure lovers, whose purpose is to climb higher and higher mountains and to reach the most imposing peaks. If you decided to try this kind of experience, here are some great ideas for you; a list with the most beautiful European mountain destinations and towns. In these places you will find so many challenging activities and things to do, but also stunning views and natural beauties, all of them making you fall in love with the mountain.

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Top 6 islands in Europe for summer holidays

May 12, 2016

Summer is here and you may think what to do during your holiday, there are so many places to visit, so many experiences to try, but what about some exotic destinations? What about relaxing on a large beach while listening the sea waves after a good swim? Sounds great, right? So here is an useful list of islands in Europe you should consider when you will plan your summer vacation.

1.Sardinia, Italy, is perfect for a brilliant Italian break, far away from the stress of sardiniathe city. Not only you will find here one of the Mediterranean most attractive beaches, but the restaurants and the events nearby will make you come back. The seafood here is delicious, but there are more many reasons why you will love Sardinia: magnificent landscapes of the granite interior, the bizarre remnants of Sardinia’s ancient culture and the Roman ruins.

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Top 10 adventure destinations in India

April 15, 2016

Start a new adventure, this time by choosing to visit India. Maybe you don’t know much about this, but there are many interesting activities here, full of adventure and adrenaline. Beside their unique culture and habits, you can discover that, for the courageous ones, there are some great challenging destinations that will make their trip more vibrant and cheerful.

1.Manali-Leh Highway is a very popular route passing through mountains and villages, where people kept their simple lifestyle and continue to have their own small businesses. You can admire all of them and get lost in the nature, having an adventurous and relaxing experience at the same time.

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Nepal – a bicultural experience at the top of the world

April 13, 2016

When you think about Nepal, the first and most common thing that comes to your mind are the Himalayas, “the roof of the world”, the Everest and Annapurna peaks. But contrary to the common belief, there are many more things to see here and the whole country is a fascinating combination of Buddhist and Hindu culture. First, a few thing you should know before you go on this adventure:

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Aruba – 8 great things to do in the Caribbean paradise

March 9, 2016

One of the greatest places to visit in the Caribbean sea paradise, Aruba is a low altitude island country with a dry climate and arid, cactus-strewn landscape, fact that contributed immensely to the development of tourism.
The first thing you need to know about Aruba is that this amazing sunny paradise can be visited almost all year round without any trouble. The night/day temperature differences, as well as the summer/winter ones vary around 3 degrees, so plan your trip whenever it is possible. It would be a good idea to avoid November and December though, as these are the only months when there is actually a little bit of rain there. Aruba is also free of the kind of storms that usually occur in hot areas like this.

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4 Great Activities To Do In Stockholm

March 4, 2016

With a considerable number of islands and peninsulas at the outflow of Lake Malar into the Baltic Sea, Stockholm is also called “The Venice of the North” and it has a well developed tourism also because of the impressing architecture, world-class museums, galleries and theaters.

The best attractions here are the three UNESCO World Heritage sites, Birka, Woodland Cemetery and Drottningholm, but also places like the Old Town, the Royal Palace and the Royal National City Park. All of these are worth visiting, but what about visiting the city in some different ways? What about some interesting tours of the city depending on what you want to see the most? Here are some great ideas of activities for all the preferences that will make your vacation an unforgettable one.

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