How Not to behave in 15 countries!!

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Different countries have different customs. A hand gesture can be harmless in one country, but be highly offensive in another. Take a look at the guide below to see How Not to Behave in 15 Countries around the world.

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10 Tips for Staying at an All-Inclusive Resort

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Here are 10 tips to all-inclusive resorts; some will seem like no-brainers, but others are  learned the hard way.

1. Don’t forget about airport transportation.

2. Keep your valuables safe

3. Tips aren’t always included  

4. Bring a brand new bottle of sunblock

5. Take it easy with the food.

6. Plan some downtime. 

7. Bring your own cup and watch the pour. 

8. Look into Kids’ Camp. 

9. Plan ahead for excursions & other activities.

10. Be prepared to disconnect from WiFi. 

Grand Canyon Map

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The Grand Canyon Map provides details on attractions in the area, itineraries for half day, full day and two day visits. This Grand Canyon map is a valuable resource when visiting Grand Canyon South Rim.

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Now is the Best Time to Book Summer Travel

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Now is the Best Time to Book Summer Travel

Ultimate Chile Vacation!! 

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ACCOMMODATIONS•3 Nights Santiago•3 Nights Easter Island•3 Nights Puerto Natales


INCLUSIONS

All Ground Transfers plus

 Bus Ticket from Puerto Natales

 to Punta Arenas

Santiago City Tour

Orongo Village &

Torres del Paine National Park

 Tour plus Lunch

Serrano & Balmaceda Glaciers

 Tour plus Lunch•Daily Breakfast

ARRIVAL SANTIAGO: Fronting the snowcapped Andes; the Chilean capital is a blend of colonial and modern architecture. There are lovely parks and gardens, excellent museums, fine restaurants and great shopping. Arrival greeting and transfer to your selected hotel.

(Accommodations, Santiago)

SANTIAGO:After breakfast, take a tour:

Santiago City Tour

One of the best ways to experience Santiago is through its historical development. You will begin your excursion by passing Santa Lucia Hill, which is called Huelen in the native Aborigin dialect. It came about by the Spanish conqueror Pedro Valdivia who founded the city, and gave the name Santiago de Nueva Extremadura, in honor of the apostle Santiago, who was the patron Saint of Spain.


You will continue to Plaza de Armas (Main Square), which is the central point of the city`s earliest urbanization. Today, the buildings of the Cathedral, the main post office, the National Historic Museum and the Municipalidad de Santiago (city council) are situated around the square. You will wander around in Plaza de la Constitucion square, where you will have the privilege of seeing La Moneda government palace. Here, you will learn about the historical milestones from Independence to present day.

Finally, visit the Pre-Colombino Art Museum where more than three decades have passed since Sergio Larrain Garcia-Moreno and the Municipality of Santiago founded the Chilean Museum of Pre-Columbian Art. It was a pioneering initiative for Latin America to create an institution to guard, study, and disseminate the artistic legacy of all pre-Columbian peoples of America, without regard to political boundaries that today divide countries.


(Breakfast, Accommodations, Santiago)

SANTIAGO TO EASTER ISLAND: Transfer to the airport for a flight to Easter Island in the South Pacific, one of the most remote islands in the world. Airport greeting and transfer to hotel. Relax by the pool, go to the beach or start exploring on your own. Dinner and overnight in Rapa Nui (Polynesian name for Easter Island).


(Breakfast, Santiago; Accommodations, Easter Island)

EASTER ISLAND:After breakfast, take a tour:

Private Orongo including Ceremonial Village

You will leave your hotel at Hanga Roa and set off for Rano Kao, a volcano whose crater is now a fresh water lake covered with reeds. The main highlight, though, is a stopover at Orongo, stone village and ceremonial center near the crater. It was here that the annual tangata manu or birdman ceremony (a foot race) was performed by the natives. Today, this rite takes place every summer. There are over 100 petroglyphs representing the islanders’ supreme diety Make Make, the birdman, and sooty terns, a seabird known in the Rapa Nui language as manutara. You will also visit the caves at Ana Kai Tangata the cavern walls of which are covered with primitive paintings. You can also step out upon the Ahu Vinapu, a ceremonial platform that is famous for its architectural perfection; today, its construction is still a mystery.


(Breakfast, Accommodations, Easter Island)

EASTER ISLAND:After breakfast, take a tour:

Private Anakena Tour with Lunch

You will leave your hotel in Hanga Roa to begin your journey along the route that passes by the Moai: huge statues carved from volcanic rock lining the perimeter of the island that make Easter Island famous. You will also visit the ahus, which are ceremonial platforms upon which some of the statues stand: first is Ahu Vaihu, surrounded by enormous statutes that have been knocked over and are lying face down. Next is Ahu Akahanga, which is the burial spot of the first king of the island. Your next destination is Rano Raraku on the southern coast and at the foot of the extinct volcano Poike, which possesses the island’s most spectacular crater.

This is where the islanders sculpted these stone giants. After this break, you will head out to Ahu Tongariki, which has the largest number of moais on the island, 15 to be exact. This spot was washed away during a tidal wave that struck Easter Island in 1960, but it was restored, thanks primarily to the efforts of Japanese foundations. Finally, you will visit Ahu Te Pito Kura, where there is a huge spherical stone and the largest moai on the island. Your last stop is Anakena, an incredibly lovely beach. You will return to your hotel at Hanga Roa.


(Breakfast, Accommodations, Easter Island)

EASTER ISLAND TO SANTIAGO: Following breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Santiago. Take the day to relax or explore with one of our optional tours.

(Breakfast, Easter Island; Accommodations, Santiago)

SANTIAGO TO PUERTO NATALES:Transfer to the airport for your flight to Punta Arenas (we recommend arriving into Punta Arenas by 1:00 pm or earlier to connect to a 1:00 pm or 2:30 pm bus), and then transfer to the bus terminal where you will board a regular scheduled bus to Puerto Natales. The journey takes you past large estancias and fields of grazing sheep, with mountains far away on the horizon. You will be met at the bus station and transferred to your hotel with a view of the Sound.


(Breakfast, Santiago; Accommodations, Puerto Natales)

PUERTO NATALES:After breakfast, take a tour:

Private Torres del Paine With Lunch

After lunch the trip continues with a walk on the shores of Grey Lake, where blue icebergs can be seen, and in the background the vast Grey glacier.


(Breakfast, Lunch, Accommodations, Puerto Natales)

PUERTO NATALES:After breakfast, take a tour:

Shared Serrano and Balmaceda Tour With Lunch

This voyage starts from Puerto Natales Pier at 8:00 a.m.

Once passengers are on board, enjoy a snack served by the crew as the vessel sails through Puerto Bories. This port is a National Historical Monument. For more than 60 years, it was the most important cold-store in the area. Its brickwork and industrial post English Victorian architecture stand-out within the area. The trip continues to Guanaco Island, where small and wonderful Tonina dolphins and sea lions will be spotted. Through Estancia Margot, the trip continues to Pared de Cormoranes (Wall of Cormorants), where hundreds of cormorants can be seen spreading their wings at the wind.


You will then continue to Punta de Lobos, where Agunsa-Tonina stops to visit Cascada de Cóndores (Condor Cascade).

The trip continues to Balmaceda’s Glacier. In Puerto Toro, passengers disembark to start a one-hour walk by the lake shore and through a native forest of coigües, towards Serrano Glacier, where they can enjoy the amazing vegetation with the contrast of clean sky and sea ice, all of this with the unique flavor of a whisky with millenary glacier ice and a second snack.

Finally, depart from Puerto Toro, to Eberhard Fjord. Here, passengers enjoy a short walk through Puerto Consuelo ranch. You can enjoy a delicious barbecue on a big skewer/Magellan lamb barbecue at a quincho (special area where barbecues are prepared) at the Eberhard ranch. Departure to Puerto Natales and passengers disembark at 5:00 p.m. approx.


(Breakfast, Lunch, Accommodations, Puerto Natales)

DEPARTURE:After breakfast, transfer to Punta Arenas before continuing on to your next Avanti destination.

(Breakfast, Puerto Natales)


8 Epic Destinations to Visit at Off-Peak

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Article Contributer  Genevieve Fish

The world is full of majestic locations most of us can only dream of. School calendars and busy schedules often force us to only travel during peak tourist seasons when airfare is higher and hotel rates are inflated. However, if you take the time to plan vacation getaways in advance and carefully use your vacation days, you can schedule off-peak travel to five-star destinations for a fraction of the cost. Scroll through to read about our favorite vacation spots and when it’s best to visit them.


Amalfi Coast


Starting around mid-September the heavy crowds of tourists leave the Amalfi Coast but the weather is still perfection—warm and sunny with the benefit of a cool evening breeze. While rooms at the most sought-after hotels start opening up in the later half of September, we recommend holding off until October when room rates drop. If you’re in the mood for traditional luxury, book a room at Le Sireneuse in Positano. Hotel rates in Positano usually drop over $150 between September 1 and October 1.

Best off-peak time to visit: October

Mozambique, Africa
With more than 1500 miles of coast, turquoise waters, and Indian Ocean sunrises, Mozambique is definitely one place you should visit in your lifetime. The weather is beautiful year-round but a bit too hot to enjoy during the month of January. If you want to have guaranteed dry weather, skip March through May as well. Peak season is June through September so we recommend booking a room at Azura on Benguerra Island sometime between September and mid-December. Luxury hotels often offer deals or reduced rates during this time. This romantic island is ideal as a honeymoon spot and perfect for scuba diving, fishing, and bird watching.

Best off-peak time to visit: October and November

Kona, Hawaii


We love going to Hawaii’s Big Island as much as possible but in order to snag great hotel rates and avoid the intense crowds that descend on the island during the winter holiday and Easter holiday seasons, plan ahead. The best time to visit Hawaii is late spring, from mid-April through early June and in the fall, from September to mid-December. Stay at the Four Seasons Hualalai for the best breakfast buffet you’ve ever seen, a killer tennis facility, and flawless scenery everywhere you look.

Best off-peak time to visit: Early December or late April

Guiones Beach, Costa Rica


Costa Rica is one of the most beautiful places to visit in the world—and the happiest. The country has two distinct seasons—the wet season (May to November) and the dry season (mid-December to April). The dry season is definitely the tourist favorite and hotels increase their prices heavily during this time. We recommend going in June or July. Yes, you’ll have one or two downpours a day but they are short and sweet and don’t ruin the sunshine or ocean activity of your trip. When visiting this sleepy surf town of Playa Guiones, stay at The Harmony Hotel. Nestled on a pristine surf break off a dirt road, it’s the ultimate getaway spot to disconnect and recharge your batteries.

Best off-peak time to visit: June and July

Bali, Indonesia


We wouldn’t say there is ever a bad time to go to Bali. However, peak season is July, August, Christmas, New Year’s, and any time there are Australian school holidays. Autumn holiday usually coincides with Easter, winter holiday is June and July, and summer holiday is December through January. Frommer’s identifies Bali’s low peak season as January 9 through June 30 and September 16 through December 20. We recommend staying at the Viceroy Bali. The family-owned and operated resort is made up of 25 luxurious private pool villas situated in Bali’s “Valley of the Kings.” We also love Alila Villas Uluwatu, a resort set on a limestone cliff-top overlooking the Indian Ocean.

Best off-peak time to visit: May or September

Byron Bay, Australia


Byron Bay’s somewhat recent reputation as the it-destination for the Australian fashion elite and bohemian surf crowd has made this formerly empty paradise a bustling vacation destination. However, if you book your holiday for February you’ll miss the busy season—when Aussie families and university students travel to the Eastern-most part of mainland Australia for Summer break. Definitely get your Byron Bay holiday in before it starts to get too cold to enjoy the sand. This starts around May. We recommend staying at The Byron at Byron Bay—a stunning but wonderfully understated hotel right on the water or one of our blogger’s favorites, Raes Hotel. Travelling to this gem of a vacation destination will be a life-changing trip, we guarantee.

Best off-peak time to visit: February and October

The Maldives, Asia


The Maldives are synonymous with luxury and the uber-glamorous. With white sand beaches and crystal clear waters, we can see why. However, you don’t have to spend big to make this dream destination a reality. Visit during the tail end of the dry season (end of April/beginning of May) for reduced rates and a less-likely shower storm. If you want a less-expensive option during dry season, try booking an Airbnb. Locals, often trained in the five-star hotels on the island, offer excellent deals for renting a room.

Best off-peak time to visit: Beginning of May

Tulum, Mexico


Dreaming of a beachside Mexican getaway filled with Mayan ruins, yoga classes on the beach, and a blissfully laid back atmosphere? Look no further than hotspot Tulum. This casual chic escape is warm year-round, but from January through March, the tourist crowd gets a little too intense to enjoy it. We recommend travelling to Tulum’s Jashita Hotel—a picturesque boutique hotel on the beach, sometime from October to December. This way you’ll skip the crowds and the rain.

Best off-peak time to visit: October and November

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