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Top Things to Do in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax is a city nestled close to the water, which gives it a different feel than some other cities and towns in Canada. It also has a strong homebrewing culture, along with many breweries and bars. So, whether you enjoy dining out on fresh local seafood or trying out local brews, taking a flight from Toronto to Halifax with Fly Porter to make a visit is highly recommended. There are plenty of things to do in this former maritime town. So, let’s see what you can do in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Visit the Alexander Keith Brewery A visit to the Alexander Keith Brewery is almost a rite of passage. Keith served as the mayor of the city three times. While the beer production facility is now located elsewhere, the original site on Lower Street just down from the waterfront is a convenient place to visit in the city. The property…

Top tips for taking the kids to Disney world

Disney World is a dream come true for many families. If you’re considering taking the kids to Disney, there are a few things you should know to make sure everyone gets the most out of the trip and has the best experience possible. Here are some top tips for taking the kids to Disney: Get tickets early One of the best things you can do is buy your tickets in advance. You can do this online, and it will mean that when everyone else is waiting in line first thing in the morning, you can simply hand over your tickets, walk in, and hit the best rides first when there are hardly any lines. Take the right attitude It’s important to know both your limitations, and your kids’ limitations. A trip to Disney is undoubtedly expensive, and like most parents, you probably want to make sure your kids have as…

Four Ways To Save On Your Next Vacation

Vacations can be an expensive business. Whether you’re flying solo or you’re heading away with friends, family or your partner, it’s always going to hit your purse harder than you’d hoped. That’s because there are flights to pay for, there’s the hotel, and there are food and drink, all of which tend to be rather expensive in the world’s top tourist destinations. This is a short guide to how you’ll be able to save on your next vacation, offering four quality tips to help you holiday for less and create more memories without breaking the bank. Advance Bookings Your primary source of cheaper vacations is certainly by making advanced bookings. Where flights are concerned, you’ll be able to half if not quarter the price of flights by booking 6 months in advance instead of 6 weeks. If you’re able to plan this far in advance, it’s incredibly well worth it.…

Popular Tourist Hotspots That Can Be Accessed Through the Great Sydney Harbour

Sydney is one of the most beautiful and biggest Australian Cities that lies in the middle of a mesmerizing intermingling of sea and land. Many people flock to the Sydney Harbor just so they can get a chance to see the beauty and secrets this harbor holds. A great way to take in all the beauty this city offers and see the popular tourist hotspots is to jump on a Sydney Harbor cruise. Here’s a little taste of the beautiful sites: get a scenic picture from the top of the Harbor Bridge, see the Sydney Opera House’s white sails, surf on the golden beaches and see wildlife in its primal form. You ask what makes Sydney Harbour a global tourist hotspot. Let’s have a look at some of the beautiful places you can visit here while cruising on the shores of the Harbor: 1.     Sydney Opera House The Sydney Opera…

Tips for Planning a Destination Wedding

There are many reasons to consider having a destination wedding. You may want to keep your guest list small, you may have a significant tie to the destination, or you may be looking to save money. Destination weddings in Greece and other exotic locations can be incredible for all who attend, but there are a few things you need to know before you begin planning. Here are some tips for planning a destination wedding: Choose the right spot The location of your wedding will not only determine the mood (beachy, sophisticated, rustic), but also the budget and travel time required for both you and your guests. Whether you decide to have a Mykonos wedding or a Michigan wedding will depend on a number of different factors. Consider where your proposal happened, the things you like to do as a couple, vacations you’ve taken in the past, and whether your friends…

Private Safari Lodges vs National Park Rest Camps

A safari experience in South Africa – or Africa in general – should be on your bucket list. Here, we discuss the differences between staying in a private lodge or rest camp when visiting Kruger (South Africa) or Etosha (Namibia). Your budget is a key factor in determining which type of accommodation will suit you best. Private game lodges in southern Africa can be expensive, while national park rest camps are comparatively more affordable. Essentially, how much you’re willing to spend governs the luxuriousness and exclusivity of the accommodation and by extension, the overall safari experience. Accommodation choice Luxury game lodges High-end game lodges are more expensive to rest camps, but it needs to be taken into account that the aesthetically-pleasing, ultra-comfortable accommodation, amenities, extra luxuries and private activities that form part of the experience, have constant running costs. If you’re planning a safari in the Greater Kruger area, the…

4 Things You Need To Consider When Planning a Winter Wedding

There’s something so romantic about tying the knot in the winter months, particularly with the potential for an enchanting white wedding. However, with the cold and potentially hazardous conditions, the planning of winter weddings needs careful consideration. Here’s five things you need to take into account. 1.Make sure the venue is practical for the time of year You need to make sure that your venue is practical for the wintery conditions. If you want the ceremony and/or reception to be outside, then make sure you hire a marquee or tent to protect you and your guests from the elements. You should consider renting heaters and offering blankets to each of the guests. Ensure there are hot drinks on arrival and that hot food is served during the reception to help keep the chill at bay. Many wedding venues cater to couples all year round, such as Sandon Hall in Staffordshire…

5 Fun Outdoor Date Ideas

When you finally get that date with the person you’ve had your eye on for a while, you need to make sure that you find the perfect activity to do. It is important to focus all of your energy on your date and not be distracted by your social media feed or your friends texting you. This is why you should consider having an outdoor date. Here, we’re going to give you some suggestions for your next outdoor date. Make sure to keep reading to find out more. Go For A Hike There’s no better way to get close to nature and each other than going for a hike. This will require a couple who are quite active, but you’ll enjoy it a lot when it actually gets down to it. Pick the nearest hill or mountain that you’d like to climb and organise a hike for your next outdoor…

My favourite road trips in the UK and Europe

Summer is the season for road trips! In this post, I’m going to share some of my favourite road trips with you guys so you can be ready to explore on four wheels. If you’re planning a road trip, #TyreKnowledge is power. But it’s crucial that you check your vehicle before you and your family get onto the open road. TyrePlus has created a super-informative ebook which taught me a lot about the importance of tyre safety. It makes sense that tyres are so important- after all, they’re the only part of the car that actually makes contact with the road. You’ll need to check your tyre tread, pressure, and any signs of aging. Keep an eye on your valves, and if in doubt, get your tyres checked before you go anywhere. Once you’ve checked your car, you’re ready to get on the road. Here are my favourite road trips…

Planning a Milestone Holiday: A Guide

There are occasions in our life which call for an out-of-the-ordinary celebration. Whether this is hitting a certain age, retiring, or a honeymoon, one way which is gaining in popularity to mark the event is to travel with those closest to you to create lifelong memories. The world is a vast place, so whatever way you want to celebrate, be it beach break, urban exploration or embracing nature, there’s a destination to make it a trip you’ll never forget. How do you plan the perfect milestone holiday? Below are three ways to ensure you stay on track and organise something everyone will love. Where to Stay A milestone holiday calls for luxury accommodation; somewhere you can call home for the duration of the trip, and somewhere you can truly relax. While 5-star hotels may be your first thought, if you are travelling with a large group, it can be challenging…

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