When thinking about international travel, the first thought most people
have is to hire a travel agent. Why? In several years of traveling, I have
never been able to find a travel agent that can beat the offer I found for
myself. It takes a little more time, yes, but it makes the trip more valuable
when you realize you are the one who designed the trip. It’s yours.
Research your goals The first thing you have to do is research your
goals. If, for example, you go to England, decide whether it will be better if
you drive or take the train. If you decide to drive, you need to investigate
things like insurance, road rules, and mileage. You also need to find out what
interests you – do you want to see historic sites? Do you want to visit an
amusement park? What do you think is fun? Use the internet to find tourism
sites for the area, but don’t ignore YouTube or a simple internet search to
find out what other people find in the area.
Cut your biggest expenses The first cost you will encounter on
international travel is your plane ticket. There are many sites out there that
will be useful for you. ,, and only three sites. Some sites allow you to
receive email alerts when prices drop. Start searching for a few months and
make sure you check the closest airport. It seems strange, but sometimes smaller
airports can have better offers than … Read more
Thailand has been known as a nature adventure destination by travelers
since the seventies, when backpackers found a jungle travel tour north of the
kingdom. Thailand now provides a variety of eco adventure recreation in all
parts of the country.
The most popular treks in northern Thailand because of its natural
beauty. Deep forests, rivers and waterfalls, hot springs, forested mountains
and rice fields are dream sights for travelers. The northern part is also rich
in cultural diversity with tribal villages which can be experienced by tourists
during trekking. Thailand also offers several national parks and wildlife
reserves throughout the country where treks can be arranged.
Pai and Chiang Mai are two destinations where many trips begin in
northern Thailand. Many travel agents have treks for periods ranging from three
days to one week. Each group consists of two to twelve trekkers and local
English-speaking guides. German, French or Japanese guides must be ordered in
advance if needed. An overnight stay is arranged in hill tribe villages in the
dwellings, mostly bamboo huts. The food is cooked by a guide, with the help of
travelers who want to learn to cook local food with Thai ingredients.
Umphang on the Burmese border near Mae Sot is also famous for its
waterfalls. Ti-Lo-Su is the largest waterfall in Southeast Asia during the
rainy season and offers beautiful views. Riding an elephant can be arranged for
two days, including one night in the forest with pachyderms. In the first part
of the Wa … Read more