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10 tips to Organize the Perfect Luggage

Once you book your flight and accommodation, the most important thing before setting your desired vacation is to pack your suitcase. We know that it is not as easy as it initially seems and, although each trip teaches you something about organization, it never hurts to have expert advice at hand to keep improving. Read these 10 tips to organize the perfect luggage.

1. Make a list

However boring it may seem, having a list by hand is one of the best ways to guarantee that you do not forget anything essential or carry unnecessary things that only add weight to the suitcase. First, of course, check the checked baggage and cabin restrictions of the airline you fly with. Then create a list and give each item a priority level.

2. Prepare the suitcase according to your list

The list will not be useful if you do not take it into account at the time of packing. Start by putting the essential elements of your list and then the necessary, but not essential. If at this point the suitcase is already full, you will know what will remain on the ground. If there is still space, put a couple of items that you would like to take, but remember to always leave some space to bring gifts or memories back.

3. Carry a basic first aid kit

Before preparing it, be sure to check official information about medicines from the country you are traveling to, to avoid surprises and dislikes. If you follow a medical treatment, it is advisable to consult in advance if you need to take with you a letter from your doctor confirming the treatment and thus be able to justify the amount you bring before the authorities of the country if they check your luggage. Put the medications you need in your carry-on luggage, so you can have access to them if you have bad luck and your suitcase is lost.

4. Fill in your contact information on the luggage tags

Almost all suitcases come with labels to fill. Be sure to indicate your contact information in case one day you or the airline lose your luggage. Do not just post your mailing address. If you change your address, your data will not work at all. It would be a good idea to put your username on the social network that you use the most since it will be, maybe, the fastest way to contact you.

5. Take into account luggage restrictions

If the airline allows 23 kilos, for example, that will be the maximum you can carry. Always check the airline’s official website and do not trust comments from friends and acquaintances, as conditions may change at any time and you will not want to take an unpleasant surprise when you arrive at the airport. Try to weigh your luggage before leaving home and this does not weigh exactly the maximum number of kilos allowed, because there may be some discrepancy between your scale and the airport.

6. Beware of wearing too many shoes

Footwear is one of the most important things for the traveler. Think carefully about what type of destination you are going to, for how long and what kind of activities you are going to carry out since that will depend on the type and number of pairs you should carry. It is not the same to make a three-day city break in Barcelona than to cross Russia in the Trans-Siberian, for example.

Remember to wear at least one pair of comfortable shoes that can be used for all kinds of situations and, to maximize the space and weight of the luggage, put socks in the holes of the shoes that you put in the suitcase and wear the heaviest footwear and More space to occupy when you go to the airport.

7. Roll up clothes

Some travelers will not agree with this, but we firmly believe that rolling clothes is an ideal practice to save space, in addition to avoiding wrinkles in most clothes.

8. Put a basic set of clothes in your carry-on bag

The hand luggage is, basically, for the essential, necessary or important. We have already talked about medicines, but there is something else that you should not forget to include: a change of clothes. Many things can happen during the journey since you lose your checked baggage to some physiological mishap, so be sure to put at least underwear and a T-shirt to change.

9. Put the most important things on top

This may seem obvious, but it happens to everyone. You put something important in the suitcase already, before the rest of things, so you do not forget. Then it turns out that you need it and you have to unpack the entire suitcase to get it out. When you pack your luggage, think about what things you may need during the trip to the airport or before boarding and place them on top, last.

10. Do not forget the adapters

If you travel frequently, buy plug adapters and do not forget to put them in your suitcase. At the airport, they always cost more!

 

 

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Top 5 beaches of 2018

It’s summer in the northern hemisphere and it’s time to enjoy the sun and sand while you relax on the shore with a good book and even a better cocktail. That’s why today we have decided to give you the Top 5 beaches hidden in all corners of the planet, so you can plan your trip with at least one day of relaxation in one of the wonders of nature.

7 Commandos Beach, Palawan, Philippines

The name “7 Commandos” is linked to a legend about seven soldiers who were trapped there during World War II.  The Philippines is often named as a true paradise. Although the government has implemented measures against tourism in certain areas, the country still clearly occupies the first position as a favorite destination.

While it is true that among these measures is the closure of Boracay, there are many beaches of fine sand and crystal clear waters that can be enjoyed in the country. In Palawan, specifically, there are many beautiful islands, from north to south. In fact, it is one of the destinations most acclaimed by Internet users as the best destination on the island for years.

The Palawan area is known worldwide for the El Nido region, where the 7 Commandos beach is located. Protected by palm trees, visible miles from the coast, resembling armed guards. No matter if it is a story based on real events, the beach is popular for having a stretch of fine sand and coconut trees that welcome tourists and locals with its incredibly clear waters and rich in marine life.

Noosa Main Beach, Queensland, Australia

The only north-facing beach on the entire east coast of Australia, located right next to a European-style village that claims to be one of the most popular shopping areas among foodies in the country, Noosa Main Beach is an ideal place to enjoy an exceptionally sunny climate with your family or friends.

This coast of 100 km southeast of Queensland has a name that is self-explanatory: Sunshine Coast (Costa del Sol), and the unique enclave of Noosa Heads makes it an ideal place to start surfing. The orientation to the north reduces the waves making the waters unusually calm.

The area is close to the Noosa National Park, the dream of every hiker, surrounded by whitewater perfect for the most experienced surfers and other enthusiasts of extreme water sports.


Emerald Cave, Koh Muk, Thailand

Obviously, we could not leave Thailand out of the list. Home to the most partying people, as well as one of the largest digital nomadic communities in the world, Thailand always captivates travelers for its magnificent beauty and for being one of the friendliest people on earth, the Land of Smiles.

The country of the famous Maya Beach that Leonardo DiCaprio made world famous (which is now temporarily closed to save its marine ecosystem as a result of tourist exploitation), has other less known and more hidden places that are beginning to be the center of attention.

One of the small paradisiacal islands, Koh Muk, is located south of Krabi and near Trang and hides a treasure that all lovers of mysteries would love. A cave that leads to a small oasis within a rocky environment accessible only at low tide that. According to legends, pirates used as a hiding place for their treasures.

A group of explorers can access the site with a guide to take them through the cave while holding onto a rope. The rocky cliffs that surround a beach area and the green waters gave it its name: the Esmeralda Cave. Not recommended for claustrophobics.

Beach n.7 Havelock Island, Andaman

The Andaman Islands are a group of islands in the Bay of Bengal that is part of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, belonging to the territory of India. Port Blair is the main community of these islands and the administrative capital of the territory, where it is reached by plane. Although the main island has its charm, it is best to take the ferry that takes you to Havelock, the island known as the paradise of travelers for its sublime silken beaches, twinkling teal shallows and some of the best diving in South Asia.

There, you will find Radhanagar Beach or more known as the beach no.7 with its turquoise waters and white sand make this beach a perfect spot to bask in the midst of nature’s bounty. Radhanagar Beach is located just 7 kilometers away from Vijaynagar Beach and Dolphin Yatri Niwas and about 12 km from Havelock Island. The lush and verdant trees on the side of beach offer tourists the opportunity to unwind and relish the serenity and nature’s charm. The breathtaking sight of sunset on this beach makes the tourists forget all the woes of life.

Cala Macarella, Menorca

Menorca is one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea belonging to Spain. Its name derives from its size, contrasting it with nearby Majorca. The whole island is just impressive. If you are lucky enough to be able to rent a boat and tour the island on board, do not hesitate. There is no better way to discover the most paradisiacal corners of the island.
If you like water sports, it is best to go kayaking or even paddle surfing. You can go from one cove to another paddling. One of the most impressive beaches is Cala Macarella. Due to the massive influx this year you can not get there by car, so you have to take a shuttle bus, but you can walk and enjoy the wonderful scenery.
For that, you must go to Cala Galdana and leave the car in that town. Once there, follow Camí de Cavalls towards Cala Macarella (about 45 minutes with unbeatable views) and you will arrive at your destination. You can relax there and then return to the neighboring cove: Cala Macarelleta.
Another option is to row from Cala Galdana. There you will find kayaks and paddle surf to rent. It takes the same walking than rowing (medium pace).

Would you like to tell us about your top 5? Please comment below and help us to make the best memories for everyone 😉

 

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Why to (not) become a World traveler

Surely many of you have used the expression: Google it. We are the privileged generation in which distances no longer matter, in which information is within reach of a click, in which doubts are solved with super-intelligent searchers. A generation that looks for ways to achieve and get out of that comfortable and structured life, a generation that needs a way to escape and reconnect with that past spirit where you were guided by a paper map.

Surely many of you have consulted travel blogs and have wished, at one time or another, to tell your stories as those globetrotters do: How do you know that you are addicted to travel? Why (not) fall in love with a person who travels? How to travel without money? How to prepare for a trip with a backpack?… Without a doubt, all awaken a terrible desire to take a bag and go to discover those wonderful corners hidden in the world. But what few posts talk about is the hours before to take off. All the things you leave behind, friends, family, animals, jobs … In short, the life you know.

We have spoken with some of these nomads and today we are going to tell you why they do what they do. So, we ask them the same question as everybody does: why do you do it? Don’t you miss your family? How can you be so brave? Where do you get the money from? … Amazingly, the answers are so similar: for many reasons and not for one in particular.

They tell us that they have the same doubts when they embark on these adventures: what am I going to do so long outside? Why have I decided to travel alone? What happens if I am not able to adapt to where I am going? Why should I do if I can’t find any job and run out of money? What did I take with me in my suitcase and, more importantly, what did I leave along the way? Questions in which they confess not to waste a lot of time because if so, they would probably never leave.

What they tell us is what they picture if they choose the other option: get up early, go to the gym, have breakfast, go to the office, leave the office, go home, prepare dinner, put the TV, go to sleep. Then they pose the following day: get up early, go to the gym, have breakfast, go to the office, leave the office, go home, prepare dinner, put the TV, go to sleep. They confess to us that, without a doubt, it is much more comfortable than their real day to day: go to the airport, say goodbye, 3 cities, 2 continents, take another flight, find out where to spend the first night, try not to get ripped off, think what you want to do, discover new flavors, meet people, say goodbye again, fly, meet people again, look for accommodation … And then they think about the next day: blank. Because they are the ones who decide what they do and when they do it.

Without a doubt, something that frightens and excites in equal parts. That is why they advise that once in a lifetime a solo trip to an unknown country has to be made. It does not have to be long-term, it can be a vacation or even a long weekend, the important thing is to take the step alone. From there they assure that everything is easier if you really want to do it, but you need to find out what kind of person you are.

Obviously, not everyone is made for the nomadic life, that is why we offer all kinds of accommodation because the important thing is to feel home everywhere. We are all customary animals, as they say in India: “Same same but different”, different customs but after all, ways of living. That is why they assure us that there is no better way to do things, there are just different ways to do things.

And you, why do you do what you do?