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How to Mark the Occasions that Matter Most

For many women, this will be the first holiday season without a beloved spouse.  Most people will tell you that the first holidays without a beloved partner are the hardest to get through.  Survivors often talk about picking up the phone to do something familiar like reminding a loved one to stop and order a cut of meat at the local butcher, or to get the decorations out of the attic.   Then stop when they realize that’s a request they’ll never make of that person again.  It can be an emotional moment that is only healed by the passing of time, in some cases, or the close proximity of family and friends in others.  Making a memorial keepsake to place on the tree is a nice milestone to use to mark special day, and there are plenty of lovely items you can have engraved with their dates, favorite saying or likeness that can be obtained from Things Remembered and brought out at Christmas.

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Whether this is the first year you’ll mark the passing of a beloved family member or friends, or welcome a new branch on the family tree, shop for ways to make the occasion special with a one-of-a-kind gift from Things Remembered.


Finding the BEST Travel Destination

You love to travel – But if you’re not a millionaire, then probably need to work and save for a long time to afford a lengthy travel and vacation. That is the reason why you need to be sure that the travel destinations that you will be picking is going to be worth the wait. Don’t just let all that hard work go to waste.

The good news is that with a little research and preparation on your part you can get some assurance that your vacation is going to be a memorable one. The most important decision that you need to make is to choose the destination that you will be going to. Here are some ideas that you can follow so you can pick the right travel destination:

What Are Your Interests? – Among the things that you should explore when you are traveling are your interests. What are the things that you are interested in and what would you like to try out? Make a list of those things that you are interested in doing and then try to find a destination where you can engage in those interests.

The best destinations that you can go for are those where you can engage in several of your interests. If you like history, for example, and you are interested in swimming at the beach then look for a place that has both. The more specific your interest is, the easier it would be for you to pick a location.

Relax- Before you become pumped up with all of the stuff that you want to do, keep in mind that vacation time is also a period when you have to relax. This is the period when you can take things a little easy and free yourself from the worries of work. So your destination should be a place that can offer relaxation.

Some adventure would be okay in your vacation, but the place where you would be staying should have some nice relaxing place after a day’s adventure.

Seek Advice– As I have already mentioned, your vacation means so much for you, so you should not mess it up. Ask people that you know for some recommendations when it comes to the places that you can travel to, places where you can stay and things that you can try out. You can also seek information from travel magazines and travel websites for additional information.

Your Companions- You should also consider your companions if you are not traveling alone. Will they be enjoying the decisions that you have come up with? Don’t assume, ask for their opinion because you might end up as the only person happy with the trip.

Your Budget- Don’t forget that your budget will also play a factor in the destination that you will be deciding on. You should settle for one that you can really afford and not go for one that would stretch your budget to the point where you have to sacrifice other things.

Cheapest Travel Destinations in the World

In this tough economy, most people think that it is next to impossible to travel unless they spend a lot of money for it. If you are one of those who prefer to experience a little adventure without breaking the bank, you may want to check out these top 10 cheapest travel destinations for you and the whole family. Discover new sites and fascinating culture as you embark on an exciting journey to these must-see places – even when you are on a tight budget.

10. Northeastern USA

Top 3 cities in the northeastern part of the US including Washington DC, Boston and New York are great places to visit for penny pinchers out there. The best way to save money on your trip is by taking advantage of several budget bus companies that can connect you to various destinations such as Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and Toronto. For as low as $5 on a one-way trip to these destinations, traveling is indeed as cheap as it can get. Aside from the relaxing ride in these buses, you can enjoy surfing on the web during a long trip because of the free wi-fi. So, forget about renting a car, and just ride these low-cost buses as you visit other parts of the US.

9. Japan

As compared with other famous destinations that are loaded with almost similar types of attractions (amusement parks, botanical gardens, shopping centers), Japan is a much cheaper option for thrifty travelers. If what you look for is excitement such as theme parks and ski runs, then you can find the perfect place to visit in Tokyo. What’s more, there are budget accommodations that will suit your budget just fine. In Tokyo, you can find charming guesthouses that will only cost you about $37 for an overnight stay.

8. Portugal

Now is the best time to visit Portugal, particularly the enchanting town of Porto. This cozy town boasts of its village-like plazas, beaches, and old-fashioned buildings decked in stunning azuelo tiles. For about $37 per night, you can find a decent accommodation such as inns furnished with charming antiques. To get around town, you can take a comfortable ride on a tram for less than $2, or hop on a ferry on your way to the beach – also at a cheap price of $2 for a ride. You can also explore nearby areas in a flat-bottomed boat for only $29, and that should be enough to let you have a glimpse of every beautiful places in this town.

7. Macedonia

Looking for a budget-friendly trip for you and your family? Macedonia is one of the finest places to explore because of its serene lakes, picturesque vineyards, and historic Byzantine churches. What’s more, Macedonia is a great stopover on your exciting Balkan trip. Private rooms at Macedonia ate quite cheap, and you can find a nice B&B for about $72. In addition, there are bus services available, and these can take you to must-visit spots such as the Galičica National Park where you find places to hike, go on a boating trip or swim.

6. Vietnam

Explore several enigmatic sites in Vietnam that are worth your time and money. In fact, getting by these fabulous areas in the country is very simple, and you may either ride a bus or experience the convenience of hiring moto-taxis. Popular attractions include Chau Doc, Vinh Long floating markets, and Ben Tre. If you are not fond of highly-populated places, then the Tra Vinh and Ha Tien are excellent options. As for boat trips, you can find the best deals at $5 to $10, and guesthouses cost about $10 up to $25.

5. Peru

Typically, a 5-day cruise around Amazon may cost you about $3500 excluding air fare. However, you can cut down this amazingly high price by dealing with locals in Iquitos, which is also the biggest city in the world that cannot be reached by land. These locals can tailor a trip of your choice at cheap prices whether you are up for a tour at piranha fishing spots, go dolphin watching at the Allpahuayo Mishana National Reserve, or visit the Otorongo Lodge located on the Colombian border.

4. Mexico

If you want to experience how it’s like to tour around the culture-rich Mexico, then you should do so by visiting some of the country’s historic places. For instance, you may rent historical homes that are converted into inns, and the cost is much cheaper than those at Cancun’s top resorts. You will also be amazed by the Plaza Grande, which features remarkable 16th century cathedrals and art museums. If you happen to stop by the plaza on weekends, then you can get caught up in the excitement as the place becomes the center of street parties and dance performances. There are also exciting day trips to five historic Mayan sites that cost for only $40 when you opt for the Ruta Puuc public bus.

3. Northern Ireland

Get a load of Northern Ireland’s literature, drama and music as you embark on this fascinating travel destination. In fact, Northern Ireland has invested more than $25 million into its local tourism, and foreign tourists can greatly benefit from this. Since the last quarter of 2012, there are more available flights coming from Belfast and London, and fares are much cheaper, as well. With more flights offered by several companies, you can take advantage of lower airfares for budget-conscious travelers.

2. Turkey

The impressive Turkish Riviera is a charming European destination that fits your budget perfectly. In the past year, hotel rates went down by 25 percent, which makes this place a must-visit location for economical travelers. One of the best places to begin your tour is in Antalya, a charming city in the southwestern coast of Turkey. It offers fantastic sights and placid ambience that will soothe your sense. What’s more, for about $100 per night, you can find lovely accommodation from waterfront resorts in the country.

1. Greece

Greece has experienced financial difficulties in the past years, which coincidentally makes it a budget-friendly destination for every traveler. In fact, you can find a cheap package that include plane fare and flight for two for only $2,800 – and that already includes taxes. This is indeed a great deal, as compared to the skyrocketing prices years back. Once you are in Greece, you can start exploring breathtaking beaches, historic ruins, and have a taste of authentic Greek dishes that will make your mouth water.

How You Too Can Get The Most From Your Travel Destination

This is by no means an exhaustive list but certainly is useful in helping you achieve your objective. Here are 8 tips which apply to pretty much all travel destinations:

1. How is the place rated by other writers?

Never take one person’s work for anything that is subjective. Scan through a few reviews and you’ll get an accurate picture of your holiday destination.

2. Does the electricity voltage match yours at home?

Today, you have more electronic gadgets than ever before. Make sue it will work where you are going or else you’ll carry extra weight with you. Worse still, you may damage your devices.

Also pretty much every country I have visited, has a different electrical plug and socket standard. Buy one a universal electrical adapter kit and read the fine print to make sure it covers your travel destination. Alternatively, buy only the one adapter suitable for your destination which will be cheaper.

3. How far is your hotel from the airport?

Be careful here. There are many exotic places that are really far from the airport. It sounds silly but you can suffer a lot of discomfort if you are not prepared.

Imagine after a long journey of several hours in the air, you then spend another 2 or 3 hours on a coach to your hotel. Now imagine it is hot and humid and your coach is not air conditioned! Children will particularly suffer.

You will then need a day to recover from your journey. This scenario happens so often you wouldn’t believe it. Why do you think some of those hotels are so cheap!

When checking distance, also check the traffic too and find out the journey “time” and not just the travel distance. Back in the year 2000 I traveled to Dubai. A great place in itself and I stayed in a 5 start hotel that was only 20 – 25 minutes from the airport in spite of heavy traffic. Now, seven years later, that same journey can take anything up to one or even one and half hours. Be prepared.

4. Is public transport efficient or will you need to hire a car?

How are you going to get around? Far too many travel locations have poor public transport and at the same time very expensive and difficult private transport, be it taxis or hired cars.

I was in Istanbul back in 1997 … I enjoyed the city, the weather and so much more but getting around in taxis was not easy nor cheap. And note that Istanbul wasn’t a particularly expensive place but the demand for taxis was high

Also the language barrier meant that inevitably there were times that I paid more for a short journey that I expected. But that was OK because I had done my research including about transport and knew what to expect. I needed a day to recover from my very long journey. After that I haggled (bargained) with the taxi drivers as well as others “before” accepting their service and everything worked out just fine.

5. Try to work out an estimation of the budget that you’ll need, so that you avoid any shocks and embarrassment once you get there.

This one is obvious and yet many of us over spend while on holiday. I always work out what I need and then add plenty of extra to the total estimate. It works very well. I come back with plenty of spare cash rather than end up in distress in an unfamiliar place.

6. Are there plenty of restaurants nearby or will you have to dine at your hotel for the duration of your stay?

Big, big point: Think of the effect on variety, cost, etc, if you only have a limited choice within one hotel or one complex. Bear in mind that the laws of supply and demand apply here too. If your stay is not all inclusive, then expect to pay a huge price or suffer low quality or even both. The local outlets of course know if you are a “captive” customer and their prices will be adjusted “up” accordingly.

Back in 2001 I enjoyed a Latin dance holiday to Cuba. I absolutely loved it. The people, the music, the dancing, all wonderful. But if you know anything about Cuba then you know that food variety and quality is an issue.

I won’t go into the politics or economics of it all. The point is that I spent a portion of my time in an all inclusive resort outside Havana. I experienced first hand the quality issues and lack variety that can happen as a captive customer. Such situations aren’t suitable for children at all and barely acceptable for adults. This can happen any place you are a captive customer.

7. Is your hotel or resort able to provide a doctor in case of an emergency?

Don’t wait to find out the answer when you really need a doctor. It is a fact of life that we or a traveling companion will need medical attention at one time or other in our travels. The difference between being prepared and not is huge.

My best friend and business partner traveled to a newly built Greek resort. While taking a mid-evening stroll around the poorly lit pool area, his wife stepped into “hole”. It was one of these holes around most swimming pools where workmen access pumps, pipes and wiring etc that service the pool. They had left the cover loose and it just flipped when it was stepped on.

Long story short, the local hospital would “not” send out an ambulance! Something to do with not having an arrangement with the hotel because the hotel was outside their region. The hotel knew this but my friend and other hotel guests didn’t until the accident.

8. Do you know anyone else who has been there and how did they find it?

Personal experiences are so valuable and worth knowing. Make it a part of your conversation with friends before you travel to your destination. Find out if they or anyone they know has been to that region.

Knowing the answers to the above can make all the difference. A little homework will save you so much precious time once you get there. When you get there, you’ll be able to do as much or as little as you desire. Happy traveling, where ever your travel destination.

How to Choose the Best Travel Destinations

Choosing travel destinations for a family holiday or vacation can be as stressful as the packing if all members of the family are not consulted.

If you have young children then obviously their travel needs have to be taken into consideration. And if you are a young couple wanting a romantic break, then selecting from the right travel destinations is going to be paramount to the experience.

The question is, how do you find as much information about the travel destinations you are gravitating towards with out being completely seduced by the glossy brochure or the travel agent’s desire for a commission?

You could start by conducting your own  research on line. These days savvy internet users make use of  online sites to look for hotel and resort reviews. By using several sources of information you can begin to build up a picture of what your travel experience may be like. When conducting a search for information about your ideal travel destination, you may want to consider a couple of things. Recently some well established review sites which accept reviews from the public have been infiltrated by some unscrupulous companies,  and there have been cases of false reviews submitted.

So how can you tell a good review from a bad one, or even spot a potentially fake review?

Experience dictates that in general every resort will have some positives and some negatives. If you visit a review site and all you get is glowing reviews about how perfect everything is, then I would be suspicious. Someone is bound to have a bad experience and even the good experiences, to be totally balanced, would find some slight niggling issues. So the key here is to look around and try and find balanced information.

These days the holiday maker looking for information on beach travel destinations or kids travel destinations for example, is totally spoiled. There is so much information out there on the web that within minutes you will have a plethora of information from a very simple search on the search engine of your choice. To get the best information, try to be as specific as possible  using two or three different keyword phrases to get the best returns.

Not so long ago, the travel consumer did not have these resources available to them, and had to rely on the blurb in the travel brochure. It was not unknown for some companies to contact travel journalists to write wonderful romantic prose about the travel destination in question. The only problem was, that sometimes the journalist had never visited the resort, and so the description was a complete work of fiction.

Travel Destinations of Bangladesh

Bangladesh is the land of green countryside, Serpentine River, natural wonders and colorful cultural life. It is a dream destination for any kind of tourists as it has some mind boggling sites to die for. That’s why travel destinations in Bangladesh are creating much fuss around the world.

Bangladesh has some incredible travel destinations which has mesmerized travelers for centuries. Theses travel destinations of Bangladesh are very unique in nature and visited by huge amount of tourists every year. Here are some of the outstanding travel destinations in Bangladesh where every tourist must go once in their life:-

Cox’s Bazar – World’s Longest Sea Beach

The most prominent travel destination in Bangladesh is the world’s longest unbroken sandy sea beach of Cox’s Bazar. Another specialty about Cox’s Bazar is the unique combination of hills and sea beach. Which is why its natural scenario is amazing and is very hard to find anywhere in the world. That’s why it’s the most visited travel destination in Bangladesh.

Enchanting Saint Martin

Another stunning travel destination of Bangladesh is the Saint Martin’s Island. It’s very close to Cox’s Bazar placed in the lap of the Bay of Bengal. It’s the only coral island of the country with crystal clear blue water of the sea. In a moon lit night it turns into a fairy land like natural view that no one can’t forget.

Sundarbans – World’s Largest Mangrove Forest

Sundarbans is the world’s largest mangrove forest which is located in the south western part of Bangladesh and is one of the most desired tourists’ destinations in Bangladesh. Sundarbans is home to the majestic Royal Bengal Tigers and of Sunduri trees. It has a very rich variation of wild life and covered by a net of canals which makes the jungle one of the most gorgeous jungles of the world.

Sylhet – World’s Biggest Tea Garden

Sylhet of Bangladesh is place where world’s biggest tea garden is situated. It’s a place of hilly terrains covered with a green carpet and has a colorful cultural life of the various tribes live here. It also has some holy shrines which makes Sylhet craving place to the religious people. All in all it is one of the most desired travel destinations in Bangladesh.

Kuakata – The Daughter of the Sea

Kuakata is so blessed with nature that it is often called as the daughter of the sea. It is one of the rarest places on earth where sun rise and sun set both can be seen. Also it has some sea-shore forests which make it a charismatic place for the tourists to visit.

These are some of the fabulous travel destinations of Bangladesh for which Bangladesh is becoming more and more desirable tourist place of the world. Which why everyone in and outside of Bangladesh should visit these striking travel destinations of Bangladesh once in their life time.

Enjoy Bachelorhood at Travel Destinations

Be single and ready to mingle.

The bachelorhood is perhaps one of the best phases of our lives where there are no obligations and hardly any responsibilities. Bachelorhood is a symbol of freedom. It signifies the freedom to live life our own way where you do not have to answer any one for your actions.

However, there comes a time when you feel lonely and feel to travel to several new destinations. You log on to the internet and check out the places but alas you see innumerable travel destinations those suitable for couples. Now you can go through the following top 10 travel destinations for singles when you get the “I want to travel a lot” feeling.

1. Las Vegas, NV

This dream city of Nevada is famous for its shimmering casino lights in the dark of the night that makes it appear as a full blown day. This wonderful city was under the abyss during the early 20th century, however, now, in the 21st century, this city is a home of over several millions of people.

When you as a tourist, you are the “King” in this city where you can get anything that you wish for. Beware of the lures of the “Caesars Palace” as gambling is bad when you go out of the bounds. The night clubs, strip joints and the highly hedonistic lifestyle truly pertaining to the famous adage “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” are truly legendary. Though not for the families with children, Las Vegas is the best travel destination for singles looking out for a night full of fun.

2. London

The Europe’s largest city, London is home for almost eight million people. The river Thames is the most famous landmark of this beautiful city. This city is so diverse ethnically that you may not feel like an outsider at all. Within a matter of time you may find someone that speaks your own language that makes things easier and the whole experience unforgettable. The people living in this city all together speak about over 200 hundred languages that make exploring this city much easier for the non-English people.

The fantastic museums, art galleries, opera houses, attract you to this city all the more. Millions of tourists come to this magnificent place every year to view the Buckingham Palace, the St.Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, Westminster Abbey and much more. [London attractions]

3. Cancun, Mexico

The city that literally thrives on a political will, Cancun is now a home for over millions of people and almost two million people visit this city every year. In Cancun, you can find ultra modern buildings near the soft sandy beaches. Being a single, you can also indulge in your dream sports like Parachuting, Jet skiing, Para gliding, Scuba diving, golf and much more. If you have lots of money, then this place is perfect for you.

4. Buenos Aires

Once you log on to the internet you will find a huge list of innumerable clubs where awesome models visit regularly for their night parties. Even if you run out of your luck and miss seeing your favorite model, there are several chances that you will bump into a charming companion that makes traveling all the more exciting for the singles and have met other people like them. All thanks to the popular dance form “Tango” you might get to know a lot of other singles as you know that it takes “Two to Tango”. On the tunes of Tango, you can seduce your way into the hearts of several other charming singles.

5. San Diego, CA

The bachelorhood evokes a feeling of freedom that makes you want to touch the sky. This city in California has the clearest of skies that are absolutely free of smog that greatly enhances your sense of freedom. Being the second biggest city in California, San Diego is rich but never overbearing. This city loves the people with easygoing attitude who believe in living life to its fullest. Exploring this wonderful city of San Diego is easy because there are no knotty freeways that flummox you.

6. San Juan, Puerto Rico

For the lovers of artistic history and the sandy beaches where you can encounter several singles, this city is perfect for singles like you. With its large chain of restaurants with excellent food options, this city really impresses the big time foodies. The beautiful turquoise waves splashing around the renovated relics of San Juan enhance the beauty of this Puerto Rican capital. You can also make trips during the day time to the Luquillo beach, the Rio Camuy Cave Park, the El Yunque rainforest and several coral reefs. For the singles, San Juan is the best travel destination with wonderful lodging options.

7. Miami

Being a Baywatch lover, you must love the bikinis and the beaches equally. Miami city brings along your favorites together on its innumerable sandy beaches. Make sure that you learn the sexy tunes of the famous dance form “Salsa” so that you can attract other singles to your moves too. If you are a great book and music lover then you can also explore several book shops. You can also visit beautiful art galleries and have a chance to meet up yet another single with budding artistic talent.

8. New York City, NY

The city of hustle and bustle, New York is an exciting travel destination for singles that believe in living in the fast paced life. You will indeed fall in love with the towering skyscrapers that literally make you want to see higher and higher with increasing awe. [Places to visit in New York]

As modern this city is, it also takes you back to the old times with its magnificent historical places when the lords and dukes courted the shy ladies with poise, dignity and patience that make you feel deeply romantic.The experience onboard the Staten Island Ferry is beautiful beyond the words.

9. Amsterdam

What more do you want when you enter the wonderful city of Amsterdam that lets you live the way you want. This is a fantastic destination for singles as you can be what you want and go on about your own wild escapades. The tabooed avenues like the sales of marijuana and the famous “Adult night life” at the Red Light District that certainly makes the cheeks of several females redden with blush when they think about it are permitted and regulated in this wonderful city of Amsterdam. Being single, you often are on a look out for a charming member with whom you can stroll over 1000 parks walking hand in hand and snuggling in each other’s arms in over 160 canals present in the Amsterdam city.

10. Rome

Your room is filled with historical romances and you always dream of a dark lover that lovingly whispers in your ears “Ciao Bella” (Hello beautiful). If you have nodded your head and smiled while reading the above lines then Rome is surely the best travel destination for singles like you. Get ready to get wooed by the Italian men when they lovingly offer you the famous Carbonara and Chianti during a lovely starry night on the Piazza Navona.

Ideal Travel Destination Guide

The travel industry is growing big and the number of visitors per year are also increasing, this is mainly happening because of bigger exposure to this industry. There are millions of travelers each year that exchange the places, cultures, traditions, foods and being the part of some festivals. There are numerous resources online that offer great information about different traveling places in the form of Travel destination guide, they are easily available online and absolutely free of cost. There are sites that give you detailed explanation of the places you are planning to visit. The highly valued Travel destination guide are written by professionals and the professional travel writers whose sole aim is to provide you with the updates of the countries they might have recently visited.

The vast expanse has led to many a business opportunities for the people who are interested in travel industry. Some highly named Travel destination guide websites provide you such detailed info and services that they can do all the legal formalities and preparations for you to visit that place, that includes the visas, hotel bookings, free stay, info on food, weather forecasts and lots of other such things. The travel guides are useful for the people especially for those who are traveling to such places for the very first time. The most important destinations that are widely visited by people across the globe are Australia, Europe, Africa, Central Asia, Indian subcontinent, Far East Asia, Central America, Caribbean and south pacific places.

Some Travel destination guide provides you with excellent set of information relating to the arts and culture of the place, outdoor adventures, cruise, theme parks, beach and water sports, road trips, winter sports and many other information. There is hardly any place on the earth that is not visited by visitors across the globe, even if there are less amount of visitors, the place does has its importance. Some of the places are best described that falls in categories like places for disabled, senior citizens, student, women, honeymoon, family, gay and lesbians, women, student, etc. According to varied, Travel destination guide the best places visited across the globe are Jamaica, Maui, Las Vegas, Amsterdam, Bahamas, Los Angeles, Miami, Montreal, New Orleans, New York City, San Diego, Virgin Islands, Washington DC, Puerto Rico, Paris, Oahu, Rome and many other places of historic importance.

Travel Destination Guide Helps For Choosing

Traveling is another great hobby today, people all over the world are vouching to get to the best travel destinations and with greater exposure through Internet websites, people are exploring new destinations. The best travel destination guide is here to give you detailed information on varied places of the earth they have their own uniqueness and that is what attracts people to visit these amazing locations. The best travel destinations are the ones that are visited by millions of people every year, they attract much crowd because of their culture and traditions. It is nearly important to browse through vacation guide of the place before planning your visit to that place as it helps not to miss out on any must-see attractions or other types of places like natural wonders and man made wonders.

Not long ago, some where a decade back, people used to travel only by the suggestions given by other people but today people are exploring new by following the best travel destination guide online giving you up to date information the places you need to visit, they have detailed information on the best travel destinations for the place you are planning to visit. There are a plenty of vacation guide available online but sometimes we come across misleading information and that creates much furor when you feel that you have been cheated, you can rely on the best vacation guide available online on the best travel destination guide. The Internet has bought the world closer, just by sitting at home you can check out everything what is happening on the other end of the world. for choosing the best places to visit make sure that you first check on the vacation guide that guides you step by step information on the place you are planning to visit.

The best travel destination guide forms a base resource when you plan to visit any of the places having historic importance. There are various categories available on best vacation destinations depending on your choices, some are based on the culture, festivals, wonders, eating, lifestyle, it depends on you whether which is the best suitable ones you want to visit. The online vacation guide can be easily downloaded for a quick and ready reference material when you are planning to explore unknown destinations of the world. The world guides are available online with minimum costs that helps you get to the location you plan to visit. Go through online vacation guide of your tour operator before setting off for your vacation to get the best experience while you are on a vacation, they contain full information on the places you want to visit while with family or friends or kids.

Philippines Travel Destination

One of the most noteworthy Philippines travel destinations is Puerto Galera. It’s one of the tourist destinations you shouldn’t really miss.

Conveniently situated in the northern section of Oriental Mindoro, Puerto Galera is just a 3-hour ride from Manila. The 3-hour travel travelling from the city to the port of Batangas City and a boat ride, making it the perfect escape from the city’s buzz.

Discover the grandeur of its beaches down to the coral rubbles, which create a blissful sight when you’re undersea. It won’t be enough to just sit there and enjoy the sight, it’s best to explore it. Surfing, snorkelling, and scuba diving are some of the most exciting activities tourists enjoy in Puerto Galera. Its incredible shoreline makes Puerto Galera to be one of Philippines’ finest diving destination.

Apart from its breathtaking beaches, this dive destination also boasts a rich history dating back to the Spanish regime. Its ports provided a refuge to Spanish Galleons storms and so the name Puerta Galera, meaning the Port of Galleon, came about. It was the time of the galleon trades during the 10th century that has made the port very popular among seafarers from different countries. The reason for this was its natural harbor, which is among the safest and most beautiful in the world.

Today, Puerto Galera isn’t just known for its rich history or its perfect shores but for the extreme sports you can enjoy during your visit. For tourists, who are in a holiday in the Philippines, plunge into the beaches of Puerto Galera and enjoy scuba diving, snorkelling, and other outdoor explorations. You can trudge on its sea-front hills for a splendid view of the sea and if you want more, dive into its crystal clear blue waters. Simply unearth the paradise underneath the waters.

Don’t worry about running out of seas to dive into because there are about 20 diving sites waiting to be explored for newbie and for experienced divers out there. There are dive shops ready to fill your diving needs. So, if you’re into diving, Puerto Galera is the perfect Philippines travel destination.

This 1st class municipality makes it the ideal Philippines travel destination. And with its inexpensive rates and accommodations, there’s no way you can’t enjoy the relaxing atmosphere in Puerto Galera. But if you’re thinking that this first class destination is all about diving, wait ’til you see the Tamaraw Falls. This 423-foot falls is situated in Barangay Villaflor near San Teodoro. You can stay on a resort around the foot of the falls and enjoy amenities at a minimal fee. You can also visit the Excavation Museum, where you’ll find ancient artifacts from the Ming Dynasty and various Chinese and Siamese potteries.

Puerto Galera is your ultimate Philippines travel destination that offers you a piece of heaven here on Earth. So, before your list gets mixed up with other vacation or holiday destinations, remember to put in “The Port Of Galleons” first as your first Philippines travel destination. You can get a bus from Manila to Batangas City port and get on board a ferry boat to get to Galera.