Archive May 2018

The top 10 Things to do in Southern California

As we approach summertime, many people are looking forward to a well-deserved holiday. One of the most popular destinations is sunny Southern California, which has tons of unique activities for people of any age to enjoy. Let’s look at just a few of those now. Visit the Hollywood Walk of Fame Whether you’re looking to get a picture with a celebrity impersonator or you want to see if Donald Trump’s star still has the mini wall around it, you can do it here. Visit Disneyland For over 50 years, Disneyland has been the destination of choice for the young and the young at heart....

Arizona’s mysterious clock of ancient times

All day the sun had been hiding behind clouds, but Kenneth Zoll wasn’t worried. Standing in front of panels of rock art carved nearly a millennium ago, the researcher pointed to petroglyphs of snakes, coyote and deer, and singled out several concentric circles. Then he told his 100-strong audience to note the two rocks wedged into a crack above his head. Zoll swept his arm across the entire scene. “This,” he explained, “was a way to track time.” This was a way to track time As if by command, a few minutes later the clouds began to part. And at 13:40, like a...

How to Keep Your Car Safe When You’re on Vacation

Parking your car outside your home may be standard for you on most days of the week, but you’re probably worried about leaving it there whilst you travel for understandable reasons. Whether you’re taking a short trip of just a few days or enjoying a few weeks in the sun, the last thing that you want is to spend your time worrying if your car will still be there waiting for you when you return. With thieves’ tactics becoming more and more crafty, simply taking your car keys on holiday with you won’t always guarantee that it is safe. Here are some of the best ways to keep your car safe...

In India, gambling with bows and arrows

Walking through Police Bazar shopping district in Shillong, the capital of India’s north-eastern state of Meghalaya, I came across dozens of small kiosks selling what seemed to be lottery tickets. My curiosity was piqued by the blackboards hanging unassumingly in front of each one, where numbers were scrawled in white chalk. There was a muted excitement among the small groups of people gathering around the counters. I stopped at one of the kiosks, where the young lady in charge asked me if I had already chosen my number for the day’s teer...

Wedding Honeymoon Travel Locations

Your promises were traded, the bundle was hurled, the wedding cake was pushed into your mouth and the eco-accommodating air pockets were blown set up of the customary rice tossing. Weddings are a hurricane encounter, and simply enduring in one piece is an achievement. Arranging the enormous occasion regularly begins a year out, yet numerous ladies have thoughts as the main priority before “the question” is even popped. Subsequent to managing touchy wedding organizers, temperamental food providers, relattives around the local area and endeavoring to fit into that dress or tuxedo,...

How to get the Right Travel Binoculars

Purchasing a pair of binoculars is quite complicated these days, and that’s because there are countless options out there that you ought to consider. Regardless the many specs and features that the model you might be considering might come with, the first thing you should keep in mind to make sure you’re able to pick the right pair is to think of your own needs. Many people and those who have never used binos before might be tempted to choose a model that comes with the highest magnification setting they can afford. Unfortunately, things aren’t all that easy, and we’ll explain why...

Is this the food capital of Asia?

With its unique mix of cultures, languages and religions, Kuala Lumpur often gets described by locals as a ‘big melting pot’, where different traditions are openly celebrated and enjoyed. The melting pot is also often more literal than metaphorical in Malaysia’s biggest city and capital. “Food is always the quickest way to get acquainted with a culture, and what food in Malaysia tells us is that an ethnic mix of Chinese, Indian and Malay can work, really well,” said Jeff Ramsey, a Michelin star chef from Babe restaurant based in Kuala Lumpur. But the food...

5 Airport Tips to Make Travelling Easier

Airports can be tricky and frustrating places if you don’t plan ahead. If you want to make your next trip a lot easier and less nerve-racking, you will need to follow a few simple tips. The fact is that going through an airport doesn’t have to difficult. The following tips will help make travelling a whole lot easier. Make Your Luggage Stand Out If you want to find your checked luggage faster once you get to your destination, it is important that you know how to make your bags stand out. You can try tying a brightly-coloured ribbon or a piece of material around your suitcase so you can...

The Egyptian boat buried for 5,000 years

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Switzerland’s valley of the cable cars

After two hours of mountain hiking, my first destination came into sight, and it hardly seemed worth the trip. The wooden shelter was barely noticeable in the mist, but when I slid open the door, all doubts disappeared. A tiny blue cable car was waiting inside, it seemed, just for me. I settled inside the vehicle, and picked up a clunky phone attached to the wall. Through the static I heard a woman’s faint voice answer in German. “Hi,” I said. “I’d like a ride down,” wondering if this was really going to work. My answer came 20 seconds later, as machinery...

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