Posted by on Oct 16, 2016 in Travel | Comments Off on VISIT MELBOURNE – THE CULTURAL CAPITAL WITH CHIC ATTITUDE

melbourneMelbourne gives you a perfect blend of art and culture.  It comprises of natives from all around the world with diverse backgrounds, food, and ethics and yet united with a ‘true-spirit’ of being Melbournians.

I was enjoy New Braunfels night life with my friends where i met an old friend after 7 years who live in Melbourne. He was visiting New Braunfels to meet his family. When i asked him about Melbourne he told me that Melbourne being titled as “the cultural capital of Australia”, have got a fair amount of architectural buildings, churches, art galleries and museums. The streets of this beautiful city are blessed with different kind of street arts and live performances by the art-loving-locals, graffiti on walls being their favourite. The flashy, big-light-city culture of St Kilda or the raw hipster culture Fitzroy, Melbourne has got it all for you.

Entering Melbourne, you are greeted by the amazing architectural buildings like the Flinders street station, National Gallery of Australia, State Library of Victoria, the UNESCO listed Royal Exhibition Building, which hosted the Olympics games in year 1956. Every single one of these is a treat for the eyes because of their beautiful design and historical references.  Other Historical building includes the Immigration Museum, Werribee Mansion, Como House and Garden, Old Melbourne Goals and many more.

The city of Melbourne also has attractive Wildlife and Sea life spots. The Melbourne Zoo and the Werribee zoo are amongst the largest and well maintained zoos around the world. These consist of a wild variety of animals. The city also have its own Sea Life- Aquarium with all kind of sea creatures from Penguins to various fishes, reptiles, coral ranges, etc. This can be considered as “never-to-be-skipped” spot, if visiting Melbourne. Other nature and wildlife spots includes the Phillips Island, various beached, balloon flights, various gardens, parks and camping sites, Dandenong Valley ranges etc.

Crown casino is also one of the major attraction and a perfect night spot. It provides with six main casino games i.e. blackjack, craps, pai gow, poker, baccarat and roulette. Melbourne is also a treat for sports lover. With the Grand Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) adding up to the charms of Melbourne, you can also find a large number of horse race coats, golf clubs, and tennis grounds and not to forget formula- one racing. Moreover, Melbournians are insane about the AFL(Australian Footy League) and if you are visiting the city in Footy season, you are going to witness one of the most amazing sports event with lots of related fundraiser concerts, programmes going all the way.

Roof top restaurant, bars, casinos, in-tram dine-in tables, culture events, concerts are the little gems of the city. Yarra river cruises and ferry rides act as the icing on the cake.  From Italian, Indian, Chinese, German, Afghani and what not cuisines in posh restaurants and dinner bar to the local fish-n-chips street sellers or the worldwide fast food selling brands like Mcdonald’s, Starbucks, Domino’s in the food courts, you can grab every food deal here! There are all types of accommodation, from hotels to hostels and renting flats to motels etc. You will always find that one accommodation in Melbourne which fulfill both your taste and is easy on your pocket. Even transportation is no problem in Melbourne with the local train service along with the trams, busses, taxis, travelling around the city is cheap and never a problem.

Melbourne is regarded as one of the most livable cities in the world that too, sixth time in a row.

Isn’t it enough of the reason to visit this paradise on earth?

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How To Make a Journey With Kids Fun And Easy?

Posted by on Sep 25, 2016 in Travel | Comments Off on How To Make a Journey With Kids Fun And Easy?

630205-650-14454221233The main thing is to plan a trip together with children. You can ask very young kids want they want to do, as well as offer a few realistic options to choose from, for example, a trip to the zoo or a picnic. Older children can participate directly in the organization process, helping you with a ticket booking or choice of a hotel. This will help them to get an idea about the future journey. Moreover, it will contribute to the development of skills that will be useful in future.

My personal family dentist in New Braunfels was telling me that depending on the age of children, they can be taught the basics of certain skills, such as trip budgeting. Also, it is necessary to set a spending limit on souvenirs and gifts together. Thus, you will avoid (or at least minimize) the requests to buy something this or that. The journey is also an excellent opportunity to talk about the importance of social skills such as the ability to compromise so that all members of the family enjoy it.

If you have several children and one of them is still in need of a day sleep, negotiate with your partner to look after a child in turn. At this time, your husband or wife can devote time to the older child; take him to the amusement park or to the beach. This is a great opportunity to talk with your child and make sure that both parents are paying him enough attention.

It often happens that the trip is delayed and takes part of the learning time. In this case, it is necessary to discuss the situation with the teachers beforehand and thinks about the ways to compensate the missed time. You may be able to do something more fun than the systematic solution of exercises in the textbook.

During the preparation, you should provide the following things:

  1. Take several types of entertainment and some snacks. Thus, you will avoid two main sources of problems on the way – the boredom and low blood sugar level, which makes children cranky.
  2. Try to plan the route so that the road has fallen for a time when your children have a decrease in activity.
  3. Read about the culture and history of the country where you are going. So you will have the opportunity to think about the received information and to explain children some events or people’s behavior. Some travelers recommend giving your child a book with your destination as a scene.
  4.  Remember that a trip can be quite uncomfortable. You should be prepared. Take the thermal water to hydrate the skin, inflatable pillow and other small things that may be needed to make the flight, bus trip or waiting more pleasant.

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San Juan Islands, Washington

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Travel | Comments Off on San Juan Islands, Washington


The San Juan Islands are a group of islands between the northwest state of Washington in the United States and Vancouver Island in Canada. The islands are part of Washington State. There are no bridges that connect to here, and people can only travel to the San Juan Islands can only be conducted by ferry or plane on or off the islands.

The long summer weekend was invented in Washington’s San Juan Islands, or should have been. Summer stretches languorously here, with 16 hours of daylight—enough time to savor the islands’ patented pleasures: orcas and eagles, kayaking and hiking, and a food scene that shows the influence of a burgeoning slow-food movement. Orcas Island local Bob Friel guides us on an island hopper’s midsummer dream.

One of the most popular things to do when you visit the San Juan Islands is to see a whale-watching excursion with a San Juan Islands travel guide. Kids and adults alike will love the water and seeing wildlife that is not easy to see anywhere else. The city is also full of shopping venues and plazas and farmers markets that carry everything that someone may be looking for.

  • The beautiful marine life is a must-do on the San Juan Islands, and you can join a whale or fish watching expedition to make the most of this.
  • Outdoor activities, like kayaking, hiking, and fishing, are excellent ways to enjoy the picturesque islands.
  • The San Juan Islands are also known for their relaxing atmosphere, so book a day at one of the local spas.

Spring is the best time to for San Juan Islands travel. The islands are beautiful during the season of rebirth, and the flowers and other natural wildlife will make a lasting impression on anyone who visits. Additionally, during March, there are many festivals, including the Shakespeare Festival, dance festivals, and much more.

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All About Santa Barbara, California

Posted by on Sep 16, 2016 in Travel | Comments Off on All About Santa Barbara, California


Culture lovers will be impressed with the wide variety of museums located in downtown Santa Barbara. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the area’s many natural attractions, like white sand beaches and mountain trails. A warm Mediterranean climate ensures that most of these are accessible no matter when you visit. And, there’s always Santa Barbara’s wine country reputation. Walk the Santa Barbara urban wine trail or take a day trip to Los Olivos.

What do Oprah, John Cleese, Drew Barrymore, and Justin Bieber have in common? They all have (not so humble) homes in sunny Santa Barbara. The rich and famous have long escaped the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles by driving up the coast to visit – or stay – in this more relaxed beach town.

Santa Barbara has earned a reputation as the “American Riveria” because of its Mediterranean climate and stretches of sandy shores. Publicly accessible white sand beaches run along the inviting coast, perfectly suited to almost every imaginable recreational activity – from bicycling to kiteboarding. Locals take full advantage of Santa Barbara’s most famous natural asset by using the shoreline to stage weddings, craft fairs, music festivals, and more.

Our unique combination of ocean breezes, rolling foothills, and shallow valleys creates a haven of microclimates, responsible for one of the most diverse grape producing regions in the country. Famous for legendarily fickle pinots, Santa Barbara is also home to many Bordeaux and Rhone varietals.

The ubiquitous red tile roofs of Santa Barbara are practically inescapable. After a devastating earthquake in 1925, the majority of the city was rebuilt, taking inspiration from the Spanish style of the California Missions. Spanish red tiles cover the roofs of most downtown buildings, creating a scenic vista from higher vantage points, like the legendary 360-degree view from the clock tower at the Santa Barbara Courthouse.

Santa Barbara’s coastal location and temperate climate make it a natural home for lush foliage and gorgeous blooms. Pack a picnic and spend a lovely afternoon in the legendary sunken gardens of the Santa Barbara Courthouse. Visit the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden to take a tour of the native floriculture and learn about sustainable agricultural practices.

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