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April 1, 2020

Egypt is one of the greatest destinations in the Middle East. This ancient region is home to the popular pyramids Giza Necropolis, Khan el-Khalili, and Karnak.  Aside from the pyramids, Egypt is home to souks, ancient temples, and other historical sites that will have you falling in love over and over. So if you are planning a trip to Egypt here are some things you need to remember.

Read before going to Egypt

The only way to appreciate the ancient sites in Egypt is when you majored in ancient history.  So make time to research online about the pyramids in Egypt. Look through magazines and learn about what you need to expect when you get to the place. Having the knowledge of the iconic spots on Egypt will truly enhance your visit.

Don’t Panic

The pyramids of Egypt would look really casual yet stunning in the picture. But wait until you get inside for real.  The pyramids have confined space and lack of air. Although you will be with a lot of tourists, sometimes you feel like the rocks will go crumbling down on you. But don’t panic. All of the ancient sites in Egypt are safe; otherwise the government would not have opened it for public viewing. Just make sure you have enough water to hydrate yourself while you are inside.

Don’t just take pictures

If you are here only to take pictures then you are wasting your time. A real Egyptian tour requires making a pause and spending extra 30 minutes to visit Khufu’s ship in the small Khufu Boat Museum, which is located near the Great Pyramid of Giza. Additional entrance fee is required but this will give you the chance to go back as far back in time as 1954.  The full vessel has been around since 2500BC. Nothing beats the feeling of having goosebumps or seeing remnants of a rich past.

Be prepared to brave the sun

Most of the ancient sites in Egypt are packed with people. So if you are the kind of person who doesn’t enjoy the crowds, you can skip visiting the pyramids and go to some other sites with less people. The pyramids become empty around 11am and you can come back around this time.  Take note however that the sun is at full show around these times making the whole place really hot. The temperature inside the pyramid also rises which means you need to prepare yourself. 

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March 19, 2020

A Caribbean Cruise is probably one of the most anticipated cruises in the world. Who doesn’t want to enjoy the beauty of the Caribbean? Plus there are a lot of things these cruises can offer. So if you have decided to take a cruise to the Caribbean for your next vacation, here are some things you can expect.

People don’t bring a lot of luggage 

Contrary to popular belief, people who take cruises don’t bring a lot of things. Although a cruise to Caribbean can take a week, bringing only the essential things with you will help your vacation be more convenient and enjoyable. So leave heavy things like surfboards, bikes, and camping coolers at home. There are so many things in your cruise that you can enjoy without bringing them.

Meal times are not set

Meal times in cruise ships have become more flexible nowadays. In the past years, you normally have to follow a schedule and everyone would come out of their rooms at the same time to dine together.  Today you can eat anytime you want. Most cruise ships have specialty restaurants and elegant dining rooms where you can order food.

You don’t have to dress up when you’re in a cruise ship

A lot of people are very concerned about what they wear to dinner and do last-minute shopping before they hop into the cruise ship. Nowadays, you don’t have to do this. You are always welcome to wear what you like when you are cruising. You can go formal, punk, or casual.   The only exception is when you dine in fine dining restaurants. If you are planning to have a date or attend some formal dining, then maybe you can prepare.

You can exercise in a cruise ship

This is so true! Many people will tell you that a cruise ship is just about having a good time. But if you are worried that you would not be able to burn calories when you cruise, it is time to forget all about those worries. There are many creation areas in a cruise ship. There is a gym if you want to exercise. There are basketball courts, tennis courts, and even cardio-boxing. If this is one of your interests, you need to pick the right cruise ship that offers such luxury.So there you go!

There are a lot of things that can happen when you’re cruising.  Who knows you are cruising alone, you might be able to find your one true love. We traveled with friends and family who helped us finance the start of our business (Mesa Painting Pros) over 10 years ago. We hope you have a blast. Good luck on your journey.

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March 8, 2020

Do you ever wonder how it is like to cruise in Alaska? Well, if you think that this place is only good for skiing then you are wrong.  There are a lot of cruise tours going to Alaska and if you are reconsidering giving this a thought, here are five things you can expect on your cruise to this beautiful place.

It’s cheaper between May and September

Many people often cruise to Alaska between July and August because of the good weather condition. However, the cruise season in Alaska is usually between May and September. If you decide that you book around these times, many agencies usually offer cheaper rates.  The weather is less than optimal and it will be worth it.

This is the most unique cruise experience you will ever have

So you are probably thinking of Alaska with snow-covered mountains and white terrains.  But don’t worry; you wouldn’t be cruising through the ice. Nevertheless, a cruise to Alaska is not like a typical Caribbean cruise. This time you need to prepare yourself for a whole new experience and a much more toned down style of cruising. Most Caribbean cruises will give you all the luxuries you need inside the ship but will make you forget how beautiful the outside world can be. A cruise to Alaska will give you an opportunity to reconnect with nature. There will be more enrichment talks and most of the people inside the ship will forget about going wild on the pool decks. A cruise to Alaska is more about enjoying the outside view.

You will enjoy the view more than the things the ship

The point of cruising to Alaska is not about what the ship can offer. Although all major cruise lines have at least one ship sailing in Alaska during the cruise season, people tend to give more time enjoying the outdoor scenery and surrounding wilderness. So if you are kind of finding the purpose of your life, you feel alone, or you need more inspiration, this cruise will probably help you find what you’re looking for.

Shore excursions are truly expensive

If you want to try to go to the shore you need to prepare an extra budget for that.  Part of the experience is getting to do and see all that Alaska has to offer. You can go all that way on top of a glacier or head down to the White Pass Rail. This will cost you around $100 per port of call. Some can cost higher than $300 but rest assured that everything will be worth your money.


A cruise to Alaska is a lifelong memory. We went with friends who helped us start a business almost 10 years ago. We had a great time and highly recommend it to anyone. Have fun!…

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March 6, 2020

Many travellers know that the Middle East, and Eastern Europe are the cheap places where you can travel in. Because of the different levels of development and various currency values across the globe, there are some places that provide your trip much value than others. 

So forget about travelling to the countries where you have to pay $40 and $100 just for a meal. In this article, I have listed some of the best Budget Travel Destinations that will make your trip worth it by travelling in some cheap countries such as, Indonesia, Mexico, Argentina, Vietnam, and much more.

Iran 

Iran is one of the most underrated budget destinations out there. If you are ever planning to travel to this amazing place then you will truly have an incredibly true experience. Iran is the easiest country to travel across the world.

With gorgeous Islamic Architecture, and outstanding hospitality of the locals, and the stunning island of Hormuz makes Iran a broke backpacker heaven. Travelling through Iran will be an amazing experience and you can explore the place for as low as $10 per day.

Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is another budget travel destination that is highly recommended for nature lovers. This country is full of amazing landscapes and you can easily explore through it by foot or by a train. There is a small community of Backpackers who spend their holidays while hiking the mountains in Sri Lanka.

The backpacking router in Sri Lanka is well trodden. This country is a house of famous archaeological sites. So, if you are a history lover then this is another great recommendation for you.

Turkey

The weaker currency of Turkey makes it a cheap place to travel. Turkey is one of the best ever travel destinations that you should give a must visit. The country is extremely diverse and you can experience different sights here. You can spend your time walking on the streets of Istanbul, giving a try to the delicious and mouth watering street foods and also you can visit some historic places such as Hagia Sophia.

You can easily explore the country within your budget just by planning a few things. For example, you can find your budget accomodation for as low as $15 and you can enjoy meals under $3 here. 

The Philippines

The Philippines is one of the best travel destinations in South East Asia where you can visit several islands in a planned budget. The Philippines is a place that hosts mind blowing beaches, swaying palm trees, great hospitality, friendly locals, and pounding parties. 

Backpacking in the Philippines provides you an opportunity to visit thousands of islands located there. It is a vast country with beautiful beaches, adrenaline pumping activities, and some of the genuine people who are living legends. 

If you are planning to stay here then you should visit the major tourist hotspots. In order to travel according to your budget, you will have to act upon careful planning in the Philippines.

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