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26 destinations you have to visit in your Lifetime

Josh okungbaiye

Are you confused where to go in your vacations?  Well, the top 26 destinations that you must visit in your lifetime are highlighted in this article. Pick any destination from the list, pack your bags and catch a flight.

1.   Matera, Italy

 It’s your time to experience life on the rocks. The Sassi di Matera is a hub of more than 1000 cave that are dwelled to living conditions.

The attractive hotels, boutique, clubs, and restaurants are built on limestone caves. The city of Italy’s elegant beauty and rock life is an amazing option to select for vacations.

matera italy



2.   Vevey, Switzerland

The generation festivals of Vevey attract you towards mesmerizing culture, tradition and wines.

 The festivals are famous for the wines of course. The most famous wine is made from Chasselas grape and is known as dry whites. The tourists or the attendees in the festival can ride to vineyards on northern shores of Lake Geneva.

Vevey is fabulous and is beautiful to relax and calm your soul.



3.   French Polynesia

 French Polynesia is a paradise. Your life gives you an amazing chance to experience eclipse in a paradise.

Get ready your swimsuit to dive into 118 small islands to experience heavens on Earth.



4.   Cairo, Egypt

The Grand Egypt Museum seeks your attention. The top 5000 ancient objects and 5000 artefacts invite you to pay a visit to have a splendid view of history.

cairo egypt

5.   Toronto Canada

A city of multicultural citizens and 200 different languages invite you to take a deep dive into its diversity.

6.   Galway Ireland

The art projects of the city with almost 80,000 populations generate big ideas. Galway is known for its oysters so pay a visit to Galway to explore big ideas.

7.   Oakland California

Oakland is basking into new east bay spotlight. So, visit the multicultural city today to explore more things.

oakland california

8.   Salvador, Brazil

 Music genres were born in the heart of Brazil. Samba, bossa nova, tropicalia echo in the city and provide a soothing environment to tourist.

9.   Bauhaus Trail, Germany

The revolutionary Bauhaus design is fabulous to visit in Germany. The destination is a stuff of life rather than intellectual or material design. Visit to explore more.

10.   Macedonia

Macedonia has tremendous lakes, waterfalls and mountains. Macedonia is landlocked by Greece, Bulgaria, Serbia, Kosovo, and Albania. The destination provides tremendous experience to visitors. 

11.   Perth, Australia

The world-class Perth beaches and urban chic hotels attract millions of tourists to the city.

perth australia

12.   Cano Cristales River Columbia

A rainbow river of Columbia blooms the aquatic plants. Cano Cristales shades of red, green, yellow, black and blue combines to give a rainbow view.

13.   Belize

Explore the marine life in a small country and visit the great sites like Caracol. The sites attract the tourist so decide to pay a visit to such beautiful country.

14.   Kansas City, Missouri

Where ever you go on the city, you feel like home. Kansas City’s stockyards and trains are the center of tourist’s attraction.

15.   Oman

Ride your horse and explore the Hajar mountains. Gallop your horse and enjoy the splendid views of nature in Wadi an Nakhur.

oman

16.   Greenland

Dogsledding, heli-skiing, sea-kayaking, icebergs, climbing and Artic adventures are amazing destinations to visit at least once in your lifetime.

17.   Hoang Lien Son, Vietnam

Tracking adventures and connection of cable cars provokes the tourism in the city. The city is attractive and famous for its hiking routes.

18.   Canterbury Region, New Zealand

The Godzone gives mountain biking, climbing, kayaking and splendid view of world’s great races.

19.   Dordogne, France

Felibree is an annual celebration that gives immense overview of culture. It includes music, dance, food and gathering of people belonging to different tribes.

20.   Dakar, Senegal

Sun-worshippers, professional wrestlers, lively beeches and traditional clothing styles are waiting for your attention in Dakar.

dakar senegal africa

21.   Fanjingshan, China

It is best place to climb through the wonder of clouds. A sacred place with 48 temples on mountains gives great experience of climbing.

22.   Peruvian Amazon

Enjoy the drive in low and high jungles, forests, waterfalls in Peruvian. Life is amazing on the hills so decide today and enjoy tomorrow.

23.   Mexico City, Mexico

Crouse the city’s best restaurants and enjoy the corn tortilla. Taste milkshakes made with corn and chocolate and give new taste to your buds.

mexico city

24.   Fairy Meadows, Pakistan

The grasslands are the base of camping for tourists. At an altitude of 3300 meters makes it more elegant for the tourists.

25.   Isla de los Estados, Argentina

This time get to the end of the world. The 206-square-mile island includes forests, mountains, beaches, and fjords. Pack your stuff to visit the adventure land of Argentina.  

26.   South Walton County, Florida            `          

The artificial reef system on the coast of 16 beach communities is tremendous. Visit the South Walton County and give new experience to life.

south walton county florida

10 places to visit before they disappear forever

Josh okungbaiye

There are a few places on Earth that may not be around in the next 100 years. It is sad, but true. Some of these places will be lost due to climate change, pollution, changes in the natural environment and changes in man made infrastructure. Science shows that these places will actually disappear for ever.

Below a list of places you have to visit in your Lifetime before they disappear forever.

1.   Dead Sea

The salty lake lies between Israel and Jordan and is 400 meters below sea level.  The tourist love to swim over the mineral-rich water. The tourist believes that water is beneficial for their health.

The water is draining up to 1 meter every year. Therefore, the time is near when the Dead Sea will be gone forever.

Plan a trip to The Dead Sea and enjoy the swim before it disappears forever.

dead sea israel

2.   Belize Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef aligns the coast of Belize. It is very popular for snorkeling and diving and has a wide variety of sea life to experience. However, due to coral bleaching, a lot of coral life is dying. Some parts of the coral reef are finding hard to recover due to pollution and from hurricanes and natural disasters in the past.

In addition the rising temperature of the sea is wiping the world largest reef system. Which is killing the coral reef at an alarming rate.

There is no end time on when the Belize Barrier Reef will still be around (as ecosystems can still repair themselves), but try to plan a trip before it disappears.

turtle in the belize barrier reef

3.   Maldives

Everyone wishes to enjoy the sunset in the Maldives. However, the reality is that the island is getting vulnerable to rising sea levels.

According to scientists, the island will be submerged in next the 100 years. So now is the best time to  visit Maldives and enjoy the sunshine.

maldives

4.   Taj Mahal

India’s famous Mughal building Taj Mahal is turning yellow. Air pollution is staining the white marble of Taj Mahal. The cleaners are using chemical-free scrub to restore 350-year old building. But the increasing air pollution still proves to be a challenge and still staining the building.

However, it is not too late to explore Taj Mahal. There is still a small window of opportunity to experience this wonderful piece of architecture in all its glory.

taj mahal india

5.   The Great Wall of China

 The Great Wall of China is getting eroded brick by brick. The original wall was 2100 kilometers in length. Unfortunately, only 10 percent of the original wall is preserved.

Now is the time to visit the place before the wall is completely eroded.

the great wall of china

6.   Cambodia

Cambodia is a place to visit before the land vanishes from your feet. The Cambodian government sold the natural resources to expand the landmass.

The sand industry has contaminated the villages and wildlife. It’s not too late to enjoy cheap food, parties and terrific temples like Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

cambodia

7.   Venice

Italy floating city, Venice is gradually sinking into the Adriatic each year. The biggest risk of the town is flooding. A recent study states that the city will be fully underwater by 2100.

Pay a visit to the city before the city of canals turns into a real-life Atlantis.

venice

8.   Great Pyramids of Giza

The Great pyramids of Giza might not survive in the 21st Century. The construction of restaurants, buildings and sand erosion are responsible for the gradual extinction of pyramids.

Visit the pyramids of Giza before they disappear or lose their original appearance.

pyramids of giza


9.   Patagonia

The second-largest ice field on the earth lies in Patagonia. The glaciers are melting due to global warming.

Make sure you visit before it’s too late.

patagonia

10.   Vienna

The baroque architecture of Vienna is being slowly overtaken by rise of skyscrapers. The elegant and classic aesthetic of the city and the skyline is changing very rapidly.

If you want to still capture a sense of the Baroque age. Ensure you visit the historical city today to see the real beauty before it turns to any other artificial city.

vienna

 

 

 











15 Tips on How to Beat Jet Lag

Josh okungbaiye

15 Tips on How to Beat Jet Lag

Jet lag affects nearly all travellers that cross time zones. Long flights are the same for most of us: they start off with enthusiasm and energy but end with aches, pains and intense tiredness. We're stuck in a sitting position for an extended period of time, we're dehydrated, and our feet are swollen from water retention in the legs. For many of us, it takes a day to fully recover from this. Feeling this way is the last thing you want when you arrive at your destination, whether it's for a vacation or you're at the start of an important business trip. Wouldn't you rather arrive fresh-faced and full of energy?

Here are twenty tips that will help you conquer jet lag once and for all.

1. Be active before your flight

As we all know, the time between getting through security and actually boarding the plane can be quite a long process. During this period of time, you should take the opportunity to ensure you maintain a level of physical activity right before your body remains in the same position for a long period of time. Rather than sitting around waiting to board, enjoy the open space that the airport terminal provides you. Take a long walk, stretch your legs and if you're up for it, find some stairs and walk or run up them a few times in order to get your blood flowing.

2. Consider staying awake during the flight

Staying awake and wearing your body out, can help you fight off the jet lag and keep you in your circadian rhythm. Although many people encourage travelling caffeine free in order to avoid jet lag. Frequent travellers advise having some coffee during the flight in order to remain productive; this can include getting some work done on your laptop or reading a book.

3. Fly east early, fly west late

If you're flying east, getting an early start will give you the entire day and plenty of daylight when you arrive. On the other hand, leave later in the day when you're heading west. There's no need to lose a night's sleep by leaving early in the morning and you'll be gaining time as you go west.

4. Get a good night’s sleep before you fly

A big mistake travellers often make is sleeping for just a few hours before a long flight – whether it’s due to pre-holiday excitement or a deliberate attempt to tire yourself in order to sleep throughout the duration of the flight. This will only make it worse. In addition, last minute changes to your routine will only make it harder to adjust to new time zones, while getting a good night’s sleep before your flight will leave your body better equipped to cope with jet lag.

5. Walk up and down the airplane aisle

Once you're on board, your options for moving about become much more restricted but there's no reason to think that you can't stretch out and stay loose in-flight. Get up and walk the aisle. This is especially practical on longer flights, which tend to be serviced by larger aircraft. This will make it less awkward to get up several times during the flight.

6. Avoid alcohol and sleep aids

They both will only increase the disruption to your circadian rhythm and can have additional negative effects. You also don't need sleeping pills. In addition, a glass of wine isn't going to help either. These artificial stimulants will affect your ability to sleep and increase jet lag recovery time. Your body functions best when it’s hydrated, so drinking lots of water is a great way to offset the effects of jet lag.

7. Workout immediately after your flight

Once you arrive at your destination, one of the most important things for you to do is loosen up your tight muscles and joints with some stretching. It doesn't need to take long, just something easy to get your blood flowing.

8. Stay hydrated

Dehydration will negatively affect your body by making you feel tired. You're more likely to be dehydrated while traveling, so be sure to drink plenty of water before, during, and after your flight.

9. Adjust your watch time

When you arrive at your new destination quickly adopt the new local time on all your devices. By doing this, it psychologically forces you to adapt to the new timezone. This also works wonders for adjusting your body clock. This only makes sense for longer trips across multiple time zones but has been found to be effective for trips lasting a week or more.

10. Give yourself time to adjust

Don't dive right into planned activities upon arriving at your destination - whether that's business meetings or sightseeing. Give yourself an adjustment period. Get a workout in at the hotel gym. Prioritise sleep and rest. If you can, schedule your least demanding plans early in the trip and the most demanding ones towards the end.

11. Take a nap

According to the National Sleep Foundation, a study by NASA on sleepy military pilots and astronauts found that a 40- minute nap improved performance by 34% and alertness by 100%. If you arrive at your destination wiped out and have a big meeting or event planned, take a nap lasting no longer than 45 minutes (anything longer could leave you feeling groggy and even more tired).

12. Adjust your food-related clock

What you eat - and when you eat - can have a big impact on jet lag. Eating meals that are lighter and consist of mainly protein can be beneficial for keeping your energy levels up after you arrive at your destination.Eating patterns affect our body's functionality, just as much or even more than light. Try to avoid heavy meals on the plane, and then eat as soon as you land. This should help your body to adjust to the new timezone.

13. Book a flight that arrives during the day

Catching sunlight after you arrive after a long flight can be very effective in helping to reset your body's clock. The best thing you can do after arriving, besides getting exercise, is to go outdoors and get some natural sunlight. Best case scenario: an outdoor workout complete with sunlight and exercise is even better and more effective in fighting off jet lag.

14. Change your sleep pattern before you leave

NASA prepares astronauts for missions by shifting their sleep patterns in the days before launching. According to some scientists who participated in research on the effectiveness, "you can actually shift somebody to anywhere in the world in about two or three days" simply by altering normal sleep patterns. Starting a few days before your trip, gradually adjust your sleeping habits to the time zone of your destination.

15. Pack the right things in your carry-on

Having things in your bag that will keep you feeling fresh can go a long way in fighting off jet lag. These include deodorant, a toothbrush, toothpaste, mouth wash, ibuprofen, tissues, band aids, and an extra set of clothes. These will help you arrive fresh at your destination and could be helpful if an emergency comes up.

Use these tips to ease the discomfort of crossing multiple time zones and get the most out of every travel adventure you take.

Nicole Fernandez Medina