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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Guest Post: Whale Shark Watching Tours in Oslob



Oslob was once an unchartered territory when it comes to tourism. Visitors prefer to visit other beach destinations in Cebu, but that all changed in 2011 when tourists began flocking to see one of the world’s gentle giants – whale sharks. Whale sharks, the biggest fish in the ocean and one of the of the gentlest creatures known to mankind, can be seen and interacted in this southern town of Cebu.

The southern region of Cebu is a local’s secret when it comes to tourism. Home to pristine beaches and secluded shores, yet it was just a few years ago that people began to come here all year-round specifically in Oslob.



Why Oslob?

Like other coastal towns in Cebu, Oslob’s residents primary source of livelihood is fishing. Gifted with healthy marine life, people rely on fishing and in fact, fishing is their life. Reports have been said that even before the formality of whale shark watching tours in Oslob in the later part of 2011, fishermen have been feeding these whale sharks-- like their own pets.

So it was natural for these local fishermen to “call” the gentle giants to the enjoyment of visitors. Donsol, Sorsogon in Luzon seemed to have been stripped of its title, “Whale Shark Capital of the Philippines”. The main advantage of whale shark watching in Oslob? It is an all-year-round experience.

Unlike other whale shark watching destination in the Philippines, visitors don’t have to wait long to spot these gigantic marine creatures. In other places, there is no assurance that you can see or spot them. Sometimes, seeing them means travel or being on the water for hours.

 But not in Oslob, previous visitors swear how fishermen and guide seemed to have a personal relationship with these animals.  The whale sharks come and not threatened to be around with humans.

What awaits you?

Whale watching tours in Oslob takes center stage in Baranggay Tan-awan. There are different kinds of encounter that can suit to all types and ages of the visitors. Mostly, visitors come in boats – in small outrigger canoe locally known as banca. With safe life vests, guests can watch the whale sharks from the boat.

Visitors can also feel free to jump into the water and swim with them. Snorkel for a deeper look to these gigantic marine animals! The experience is surreal and beyond words. Whale sharks come in different sizes as well.

Enjoy whale shark watching tours in Oslob as part of your southern Cebu trip. To maximize your time in the south, book your holidays in one of the neighboring resorts like those in Alcoy like Divepoint Alcoy. These resorts have modern facilities to take you to these nature-inspired activities and have amenities to make your vacation truly relaxing and comfortable.

Seeing and interacting with the whale sharks should not be missed when coming to Cebu. This activity is one thing that draws visitors to come to the Philippines – one memorable and unique travel experience.

This post is written by Edgar M., he is a freelance travel agent and online marketing consultant of Divepoint Alcoy Resort.

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Monday, December 9, 2013

Sinulog 2014 Schedule of Activities – Cebu City, Philippines

Are you excited Cebuanos for the Sinulog 2014? Oh yeah!, likewise! Sinulog is the mother of all festivals in the country (in honor of the Senyor Santo Niño), it is an annual festival held on the third Sunday of January in Cebu City and the Sinulog Contest is usually held in the Cebu City Sports Complex. See you all there! dancing in the street, feel the heat and enjoy the beat on January 19, 2014 for the Sinulog Grand Parade 2014.

I just remembered when I joined Sinulog Photo Contest 2013, it was fun then but unfortunately, I did not make it (I am just a noob). Hahaha. Well, I must try for Sinulog Photo Contest 2014, I hope 2014 is my lucky year.

Activities

To name a few:  Sinulog Fun Run, Sinulog 2014 Kick Off, Sinulog sa Kabataan-Lalawigan, Sinulog sa Kabataan – Dakbayan, Sinulog Idol, Cultural Show, Concert at the Fuente Osmeña, Street Party Bands, Miss Cebu 2014 Coronation Night and more.

Sinulog 2014 Schedule of Activities

Dec 01 – Jan 31, 2014           Sinulog Street Fair, Osmeña Blvd.
7:00 AM                                  Elimination of Sinulog Dance Crew and Musicfest, CCSC

December 30, 2013               Sinulog Fun Run
January 9, 2014 (Thursday) Opening Salvo: Walk with Jesus  
4:00 AM                                   Assembly Time (Area) Fuente Osmeña
4:30 AM                                  Start of Walk-Fuente Osmeña Blvd. – Basilica del Sto. Niño
5:30 AM                                  Installation of Hermano & Hermana Mayores 2014

January 10, 2014 (Friday)     Sinulog 2014 Kick Off
2:00PM                                   Solemn Mass (Basilica del Sto. Niño)
3:00 PM                                   Launching Parade (Basilica del Sto. Niño to CCSC)
7:00 PM                                  Opening and Launching Program, Fuente Osmeña
8:00 PM                                  Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM                                  Street Party Bands

January 11, 2014 (Saturday)Sinulog sa Kabataan – Lalawigan
1:00 PM                                  Parade of Participants, Capitol Site to Cebu City Sports Center
2:00 PM                                  Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Lalawigan, Cebu City Sports Center
6:30 PM                                  Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña)
7:00 PM                                  Ms. Cebu 2014 Presentation @ Ayala Activity Center
8:00 PM                                  Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM                                  Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña , Street Party Bands

January 12, 2014 (Sunday)  Sinulog sa Kabataan- Dakbayan
4:00 AM                                  Cebu City 2014 Marathon – www.cebumarathon.com
1:00 PM                                  Parade of Participants, Plaza Independencia to CCSC
2:00 PM                                  Sinulog sa Kabataan sa Dakbayan, Cebu City Sports Center
6:00 PM                                  Grand Finals of Sinulog Choral Competition
6:30 PM                                  Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña)
8:00 PM                                  Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM                                  Concert @ the Fuente O, Street Party Bands

January 13, 2014 (Monday)
6:30 PM                                  Cultural Show (Fuente Osmeña)
8:00 PM                                  Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM                                  Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 14, 2014 (Tuesday) 
6:30 PM                                  Cultural show (Fuente Osmeña)
8:00 PM                                  Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM                                  Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 15, 2014 (Wednesday)
9:00 AM                                  Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights)
6:30 PM                                  Cultural Shows (Fuente Osmeña)
7:00 PM                                  Ms. Cebu 2013 Coronation Night, Waterfront Lahug Hotel
8:00 PM                                  Sinulog Idol (Fuente Osmeña Circle)
9:00 PM                                  Concert @ the Fuente O , Street Party Bands

January 16, 2014 (Thursday)
9:00 AM                                  Airport Welcome (Balikbayan Flights)
6:30 PM                                  Cultural Shows (Fuente Osmeña)
                                                Sinulog Festival Queen Runway Competition and Photoshoot
6:00 PM                                  Balik Cebu, Welcome Party @ Ayala Center Cebu
8:00 PM                                  Sinulog Idol Grand Finals(Fuente Osmeña Circle)
8:00 PM                                  Handumanan @ Ayala Terraces
9:00 PM                                  Concert @ the Fuente Osmeña , Street Party Bands

January 17, 2014 (Friday)     Visual Merchandising Contest(Dept. Stores and Malls)
4:00 AM                                  Walk with Mary (Area) Fuente Osmeña-Sto. Niño
9:00 AM                                  Solidarity Meeting (All Competing Contingent /Floats / Higante / Puppteers) @ Cebu City Sports Center Gym
6:00 PM                                  Sinulog Dance Crew and Musicfest Grand Finals, CCSC
7:30 PM                                  Sinulog Festival Queen 2014, Cebu City Sports Center
8:00 PM                                  Cebu Popular Music Festival, Cebu Coliseum

January 18, 2014 (Saturday)
6:00 AM                                  Fluvial Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño
9:00 AM                                  Re-enactment of the Baptism of Queen Juana and Rajah Humabon Basilica del Sto.Niño
2:00 PM                                  Solemn Procession of the Miraculous Image of Sto. Niño
7:00 PM                                  Sinulog Fireworks Competition @ SM City Cebu
7:00 PM                                  Street party @ Fuente Osmeña and Plaza Independencia
8:00 PM                                  Kasadya Nite Mardi Gras @ Ayala Center Cebu
9:00 PM                                  Musicfest Grand Finals

January 19, 2014 (Sunday)  SINULOG GRAND PARADE

4:00 AM                                  Mañanita Mass @Basilica del Sto. Niño
6:00 AM                                  Pontifical mass with His Eminence Ricardo J. Cardinal Vidal
9:00 AM                                  Sinulog Grand Parade Carousel Kick Off
7:00 PM                                  Grand Finale and Grand Fireworks, Cebu City Sports Center
7:30 PM                                  Street Party Bands, Fuente Osmeña
January 20, 2014 (Monday)
1:00 PM                                  Awarding Ceremonies, Cebu City Sports Center
January 24, 2014 (Friday)     “HUBO”
4:00 AM                                  “HUBO Mass” Ritual @ Basilica del Sto. Niño
January 25, 2014 (Saturday)
1:00 P.M                                 Screening of Finaslists Short Film/Video Documentary Contest
                                                Sinulog 2013 Photo Contest Winners Exhibits
6:00 P.M                                 Awarding Ceremonies Photo Contest and Video Documentary Contest @SM City Cebu
                  
February 03– Feb. 10, 2014  Photo Exhibits “Winning Photos Sinulog ’14 @SM City Cebu

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Guest Post: Great Beaches Along Southern Cebu

A place for adventurers and waiting to be discovered by the rest of the traveling community, the southern coast of Cebu has created one of the stunning coastlines of white sand beaches, coves, cliffs and inviting clear water. Not to mention is the lively fisherfolk communities that make these areas more authentic.

Beaches in the southern towns of Cebu are mostly free from rowdy tourists and still “natural”, free from modern and commercialism of local tourism. It is in these beaches that you will feel that you own the beach – even if it is a public beach.

For those who want to experience beach bumming or beach hopping in the southern part of Cebu, here are five of the best beaches in Cebu’s southern region.


Tingko Beach, Alcoy
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Alcoy’s main beach, Tingko Beach is the closest to Cebu City and great for those who want to experience the stunning beaches of the south without traveling too far. The main attraction of the town, it remains very laidback offering relaxing beach getaways for visitors. This beach in Alcoy is noted for its clear water and longer white-sand shoreline accentuated with big limestone boulders. Alcoy’s beach is also a nice base camp for divers from resorts like Dive Point Alcoy.

White Beach, Moalboal
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Moalbaoal is synonymous with diving but many visit this southern town for its beaches. As the name suggest, this is a white-sand beach. The shoreline is wider and longer, accommodating even large volumes of tourists during weekends and holidays. Like the rest of the great beaches along southern Cebu, its clear water lures beachgoers to White Beach in Moalboal.

Lambug Beach, Badian
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Badian has long been famous for its falls, Kawasan Falls but after decades of promoting local tourism, visitors discover more and more about this wonderful town in southern Cebu.  Aside from falls, visitors can spend their time along the beaches of Badian and one of these is Lambug Beach. White-sand stretching far enough for beachgoers to enjoy the shores that is totally unspoiled. It has enough space for campers to put up their tent or enjoy the sun and sand on a beautiful day.

Samboan beaches
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For those who want a beach along southern Cebu that is totally untouched by commercial tourism, head off to Samboan. The beaches here are small but will mark an impression for its soft sand, clear water and totally zero crowd. With its public beaches, you can just enjoy the beach with locals busy with their fishing.

Beaches of Boljoon
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If you prefer to enjoy the beautiful shores of southern Cebu with complete amenities and facilities, plan your trip to Boljoon. A historically rich seaside town, Boljoon has many beaches  - long stretches to secluded coves. Boljoon has one of the many resorts in southern Cebu offering visitors choices, which are mostly budget-friendly. The town is just 30 minutes away from the famous Oslob whale shark watching.

If you want to enjoy the real beauty of Cebu’s beaches, look them in the southern region of the island. It is here where you can find the most stunning beaches that are not as crowded compered to other beaches while others are completely considered a local’s “secret”.

This post is written by Edgar M., he is a freelance travel agent and online marketing consultant of Divepoint Alcoy Resort.
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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

6th Annual Best Cebu Blogs Awards 2013 - FINALIST


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Thank you so much!!!

The only Award giving body for BLOGGERS in Cebu since 2008 (Best Cebu Blogs Awards) will hold it's 6th Awards Night on December 7, 2013 at Avalon Building, Cebu Business Park, Cebu City.

I am glad to share that itineraryoftravel.com has been chosen as one of the FINALISTS (Travel Blog Niche). To those who trusted and voted itineraryoftravel.com, you've boosted my confidence and inspired me to continue sharing newsworthy travel information. For all the undying sponsors, you give us reasons to always do better in what we do.

Thank you to all the juries who helped the team to pick the award for BEST CEBU BLOGS 2013 from different niches like Food, Fashion, Photo, Travel, Technology, Personal and Entertainment.

Unfortunately, I can't attend of the said event. In my behalf, I am sending JOSIE MAE MARI – Co-Founder of BANGON PILIPINAS MISSION (It is an independent organization run by young professionals in Cebu City.)

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Panaad Park and Stadium, Mansilingan, Bacolod City

Panaad Stadium

The panaad stadium was built on August 1997 to April 1998 and it was expanded in 2007, 2010 and 2011 inorder to accommodate thousands of people. This stadium is owned and managed by Provincial Government of Negros Occidental. The Stadium has a seating capacity of 34,900 for regular seats and 40,000 people with standing areas. The panaad stadium is located inside the Panaad Park and Sports Complex in Mansilingan, Bacolod City.
This stadium is not only for the football league but all athletic games can be done here. It also boasts of its olympic size swimming pool, rubberized track field just like in Cebu City Sports Complex in Abellana that made such a positive difference in Cebuanos lives.

The 2005 Football Southeast Asian Games was held at the Panaad Stadium and was later the venue of the qualifiers of the 2007 ASEAN Football Championship and participated by Timor Leste, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos and Philippines. The stadium is the venue of the annual Panaad sa Negros Festival, a week long celebration participated in by all cities and municipalities in the province.
Panaad sa Negros Festival

Considered as the biggest festival of Negros Occidental, dubbed as the “Mother of all Festivals. The festival was started in 1993. This festival brings together 13 cities and 19 municipalities of Negros Occidental to showcase their, culture, history, agriculture, tourism, trade and other industries of Negros Occidental.



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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Cebu - An Incredible Travel Destination of Philippines

The city of Cebu is the capital city of the province of Cebu and is the second city of the Philippines. It is the first Spanish settlement of country and is the oldest city in the Philippines. In the past, the city had played a vital role in trade and commerce in Asia because it is blessed with a natural harbour. If you are planning your next holiday trip to Cebu then get your cameras ready because Cebu is a kaleidoscope of varying cultures, lifestyle where east meets west. It is a city of elegance and style, a seamless fusion of things both traditional and modern. The great cultural diversity, marine life and people are among the top reasons that compel visitors to select this destination which is fondly referred as “Queen City of the South”.

Cebu has a lot of cultural history as compared to other parts of country. On a visit to Cebu one can get a chance to visit its various museums that depict the glorious past of not only the city itself but the whole country. The monuments, churches and houses are as old as the city itself. A visit to Cebu is like turning the pages of bygone era that will surely touch your heart. ”. Make a plan and fly to Cebu, a city which is influenced by various cultures and lifestyles but has its own unique charm that remains unaffected with the passage of time. The city of Cebu is festooned with numerous gems but there are few major attractions that you must not skip at all.

Colon Street:-It is among the oldest streets in country which is built during Spanish settlement in 16th century. It was once the heart of Cebu city and its main business and shopping center. The city was named after Christopher Columbus which is Cristobal Colon in Spanish.

Imperial Palace Water Park:- If you want to enjoy beach site activities and thrill of water rides then it is the best place for you. Designed for all ages the resort has fun-filled thrilling rides as well as great accommodation experience. Located at Mactan Island just few minutes away from Mactan International Airport, it offers an ultimate holiday experience to its visitors.

Visit Magellan’s Cross:-It is one of the key landmarks of Cebu city. The original version of this cross was erected by Ferdinand Magellan himself where Rajah Humabon, the ruler of Cebu and his followers were converted to Christianity in 1521. The existing cross was built in 1845 and actually incorporates remnants of original cross.

Dazzling marine life:- The city has a natural harbour and is thus blessed with inviting blue waters full of vividly colored corals reefs and aquatic creatures. It is blessed with some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling destinations such as Mactan Island, Moalboal, Malapascua and Sunken Island that offer world class experience to its visitors.

Cebu Taoist Temple:-Taoist Temple is among the popular attractions of city. Taoist temple is a towering temple elevated by 300 meters above the sea level is located in Beverly Hills subdivision. Its entrance is a replica the Great Wall of China and the structure was constructed by local Chinese community. To enjoy all this serenity and cultural diversity just book business class flights to Cebu and give a flying start to your journey.

Beaches of Bantayan Island:- Bantayan is one of Cebu’s must visit attractions. It is famous for its white powdery sand, crystal clear water along with tantalizing seafood. It is an amazing place to enjoy a perfect day trip to enjoy beach site activities.

Mouthwatering food:- Filipinos love food and Cebu is no exception. No visit to Cebu would be complete without pampering your taste buds with amazing seafood meal and Sutukil. Pick what you want yourself and have it cooked your ways.

Guest Post from Robert Connor


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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Top Things to Do In Manila

Guest Post from Brianmcquillan

Manila could be ideal destination for those who have love for big city. The capital of Philippines is second name of frenetic pace, shop till drop options, drool inducing dining joints and numerous colonial buildings. With 12 million people, the city offers a great diversity which attracts wanderers towards the city. The city is a great destination in itself but not as dazzling as its Asian rivals like Bangkok and Singapore. With impressive colonial history, magnificent architecture and jovial population, the city provides enough reasons to keep demand for Manila flights soaring. 

Here we are listing a number of things to do in Manila. 

Be a History Buff

If you want to explore city differently, then you should take a look on its history and you will find the whole experience interesting. Visit the colonial buildings, explore China Town or see the historical artefacts at National Museum. Every experience is enriching and unique to the core.

Have an Ear for Music

You may have visited various music shows and festivals but brace for music of a different kind. Visit Saint Joseph Church and get entertained by music of only bamboo organ in the world. This nineteenth century church organ is made up of bamboo. The bamboo organ is declared a National Cultural Treasure and now attracting tourists from different corners of the world.

Shop, Sleep, Shop

Metro Manila is also a shoppers’ paradise as tourists can find designer labels from around the world here. The city is replete with designer boutiques which are often raided by shop-till-drop brigade. Greenhills is the shoppers’ hubs but it is also very crowded. We suggest you to go to Mandaluyong where you can shop at Malls like SM Megamall, Shangri-La Plaza, and The Podium that offers an array of local and international brands. There are hotels and accommodations in the surrounding so if you are tired off shopping you can retire in your cosy hotel rooms.

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Seek Staycation Not Vacation

Not ready to wander through the streets? No problem, take another route. Just book a room in hotel in Muntinlupa and stay there. The place is far from hustle and bustle of the city, but it is still in the city. Why not give it a try? 


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Pamper yourself
Want to pamper yourself? Pave your way to Makati where you can have dinner at scrumptious dining options and relax at bars and lounges.

With so many things to do and so many options to explore, the Filipino national capital is an ideal place for vacation. If you are postponing your Manila trip due to budget constraints then book a cheap flight to Manila from Birmingham and arrive this city that amazes tourist with variety.

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Monday, July 1, 2013

Tips For Minimum Stress When Traveling Abroad

This is a guest post from Rampants.


Few things are as stressful as traveling. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, the idea of packing everything you need into a small suitcase and leaving home for an extended amount of time can be overwhelming. Follow the advice in this article to help you turn your travels into an enjoyable experience.

Keep your money in your front pocket when walking around in a new city or location. It is far easier for a pick pocket or other criminal to snatch money out of your back pocket without you even realizing it. Having your money in the front gives you more control, especially if you walk with your hands in your pockets.

When traveling to tropical areas, always keep your dirty laundry in a closed bag. Hotels and homes in tropical parts of the world aren't as bug-proof as most American homes. Dirty laundry will attract insects, especially ants, meaning that clothing that was simply dirty, is now completely unwearable for the rest of the trip.

Young women traveling alone may want to invest in a simple gold plated band or cubic zirconium ring. Wear the ring on your left ring finger which signals that you are married or engaged. This keeps potential suitor at bay and gives an excuse for unwanted attention in hotels, airports and buses. While it may seem a tad dishonest, it can keep you from getting hit on if you are alone in unfamiliar places.

If you are traveling to the beach or staying at a hotel with a pool, pack your swimsuit in your beach bag. It can sometimes be difficult to sort through everything you have packed. To save time, pack your swimsuit, sunscreen, and anything else you might need for the beach or pool in a beach bag.

To decide if you should buy travel insurance, you need to look at how much the trip is going to cost. At some date in the future, many reservations can't be canceled without some financial penalty. Looking to see how much is already at risk if you have to cancel is a great way to get an idea of what you might be willing to spend to insure a trip.

Planning your travel in advance is always good advice to follow. Make sure to plan your trip at least a month or a few weeks in advance to ensure you have enough time to make changes. Planning ahead leaves more room for error and gives you more time to get the best deals on travel packages.

When you're taking a trip that requires a passport or any type of paperwork for that matter, make sure that you have a second copy available. Go to your local photocopy shop and make a copy of all of your documents. This is a great way to stay safe, even if you lose your original documents or if they are stolen.

Before taking an overseas trip, travelers must remember to check their immunizations. Traveling to a destination on a different continent will expose the traveler to germs and potential infections that his or her body is not used to. The wise traveler will check with a health care professional to determine what new immunizations and boosters he or she needs.

Try and get as much knowledge of the destination you're going to travel to before you arrive there. You want to have an idea of the things you want to do rather than finally getting to the hotel and feeling lost and bored. You can also ask hotel employees and locals where good places to check out are.

When you get to your hotel, check the alarm clock. In some cases, the last person who stayed in the hotel will have previously set the alarm. If you do not wish to be awakened at four in the morning, you may want to double check the all the alarms.

In addition to making a photocopy of your passport before you leave on an international vacation, write down your passport number and place of issue. Store this information in your money belt or wallet, separate from you passport. The more copies of this information you have, the easier it can be to recover lost or stolen passports.

Always carry extra passport photos of yourself and your family. That way, if someone loses their passport, you can walk straight to the embassy prepared to get another. Make sure these are the high-quality photos of the original, because they will not accept a photo taken for any other reason.

Whether you are taking a family vacation or a solo trip, traveling away from home can be a stressful event. There is always so much that needs to be taken care of before you leave, and if you are like most people, there is always something that you need that gets left behind. By applying the advice in this article to your future journeys, you can turn stressful trips into enjoyable memories.

This author is a writer and content producer for Cru Chalets Chamonix, offering five star chamonix accommodation. Our chalets are perfect for summer and winter activities for all the family.
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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Travel Safety Tips - Stay Safe While Travelling



In adventure, we know the fact that the world or a place is not safe. We don't really know what might happen next to our escapades.

To help you stay safe while travelling, follow these simple and common important tips on your trips.

1. Research - Do the research or try to check the place in the internet, do a quick reviews about the place.

2. Bag/Backpack - Light backpacking is very important. Bring only important things do not overload.

3. Money - Make it sure that you have enough budget please bring an extra money in every adventure. Always separate your sources of money while you are travelling. Keep at least one in a different place, this is very helpful.

4. Wallet - Do not keep your wallet or purse in your jean's back pocket to avoid being pickpocketed.

5. Waterproof - If possible, make sure that your bag is waterproof or bag with rain cover.

6. Shoes/Slippers - Always bring an extra shoes/slippers.

7. Gadgets - Don't bring all your gadgets while travelling. There is no better way to advertise the fact that you have all the expensive gadgets on you. Bring only what is important to you, this is for your safety.

8. Strangers - Do not trust strangers because it is hard to get to know the locals at a destination if you do not trust them but there are always limits to how much you should trust them when it comes to your personal safety. Safety must come first.

9. Belongings - Please do not leave your belongings unattended in public spaces. Keep them on your lap or wrap its strap around your leg.

10. Street Robbery - If you are mugged, give over your wallet, cellphones, watch etc. Just do it and walk away uninjured.

11. Credit Card - Be wary of using your credit card in any establishments while travelling to avoid some problems that might arise.

12. Malaria Pills - Take precautions against malaria when you visit areas at risk. Mosquito bites can be prevented if you will take malaria pills as advised by many.

13. Bottled Water - In the majority of countries in the world, one can not drink tap water because it's not clean enough, so therefore bottled water is the only option.

14. Medicine - Have a supply of medicine for self treatment of diarrhea.

15. Casual Sex - This is very important to all travellers..lols. Practice safe sex with condoms to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Enjoy your travel Everyone! 
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