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11 Things you need to pack for your Goa trip

If you’re planning a Goa vacation to enjoy the best of its beaches and parties during the Sunburn Festival, do read this post before packing your bags for the trip. Goa is a place, completely for outdoor fun activities and water sports. Here are some of my recommendations for your Goa trip. 1. Sunscreen You are not going to Goa for enjoying your complete time inside a Casino. Goa is popular for the outdoor activities and hence sunscreen is very much required. Get a good sunscreen that does not make you sweat, since you’re going to be quite hot and sweaty from all that partying. Always prefer branded sunscreens when it comes for your skin protection. 2. Sunglasses Needless to stay, but inevitable in Goa. It will protect your eyes from harsh sun rays as well as sand in the beaches. They are also make for great cover-ups for sleepy or hung-over eyes. People have the habit of staring others when it’s an open beach, so sunglasses will make you comfortable there also. Be a …

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What can I do if I have lost my Indian Passport?

We all are humans and chances are there to loss our passport. It can be during your travel or can be a theft at a foreign country. Once you lost passport, there is no alternative for that. You may need to apply for a new passport. I am not going to cover the entire procedure for reapplying a lost passport like a tutorial. I just wanted to share some important steps which you need to follow after losing it. Contact your Indian embassy or consulate As traveler mostly you will be traveling to different foreign countries with your passport. So what you will do, if you have lost your passport during traveling? In this situation also you can come to India on the basis of an emergency certificate. For the issuance of emergency certificate, you need to contact the respective mission/post of that country. This is the very immediate step you need to take. Contact the nearest embassy for taking it further. If your passport has been stolen, file a police case Nowadays the thefts …

Power of a passport

Do you know what is the power rank of a passport ?

How many of you know what is the power rank of an Indian passport ? Which country have the best passport power rank ? As a traveler, this information is important for a traveler who have international travel plans. What is a passport’s power? Simply the number of countries it allows you to travel to, without a visa. An American or a UK passport lets you enter more than 150 countries without a visa – at best, you’ll automatically get a Visa on Arrival. This is how the firm’s Passport Index website has ranked passports based on a ‘Visa Free Score’. This passport power will vary every year, hence the passport index website will publish the latest rank on every year. Passport power rank of India, Indian passport holders can only travel to 49 countries without visa/visa on arrival. What is Welcoming Rank ? Welcoming rank is nothing but, countries ranked by how many passports they accept visa-free, with visa on arrival or with eTA. You can see the most welcoming and least welcoming countries from …

How to pack lightly for a long trip

How to pack lightly for a long trip

There is a misconception that long trips needs long luggage and huge trolleys with you. Do we really need all these junk items to travel with us? Are you a person who used to carry all the clothes and gadgets with you while traveling? If your answer is a big Yes, then this article will give you some insights on how you should pack your bags for the long trips. I know that long trips will take days, weeks may be months which need enough clothes, food items and all your gadgets. But, can’t we actually sort out some them into inevitable items and minimize our luggage? The way we pack our bags are also important for long trips. The backpackers are expert in that since they can’t carry hell lot of items with them like luxury travelers or Glampackers. So as promised, let’s see how we can pack a lighter bag for the longer trip. Make a packing list first. This step is actually really important which most of the travelers will skip. The …

Planning your ideal holiday

Step by step guide to planning your ideal holiday

In your holidays, have you ever packed all stuffs in one night and set out to a destination which you never heard of? How great that experience was? Is this how you are doing in your holidays? Then this post is for those people, who never used to plan the holiday journeys properly. Unless and until you are traveling like a kite, you should know the actual steps you need to follow for executing a cost effective holiday trip whether it is backpacking or family trip Let’s go through this step by step guide. Decide Your Destination Deciding your destination is very important whether you are into backpacking, glampacking or traveling with your family. I have seen many people traveling without a destination in mind. Most of them are merely following a group or family without even knowing which all destinations they are going to visit. Sounds similar? Choosing a destination is very important while planning your holidays, as it will give you a definite goal. Deciding the destination should be your first milestone which …

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How to distinguish Backpackers and Glampackers

Now you can see backpackers are exploring every longitude and latitude on this earth. Definitely I can say backpackers have changed the way of traveling what it was in the beginning. Backpackers can be of all ages, background, financial status and cultures. Due to this factors, we can see so many subsets in backpackers. Before I introduce the Glampackers, let’s see how the backpackers came into existence. What is backpacking? In my words, backpacking is nothing but traveling to a destination where your mind is tempting you to travel without any plans. Backpacking is basically a form of low cost, independent travel. Backpackers are the people who will be following this form of traveling mostly prefers public transportation and inexpensive lodging such as youth hostels or couch surfing. See what Wikipedia is saying about backpackers. The definition of a backpacker has evolved as travelers from different cultures and regions participate. A 2007 paper said Whatever the case you should have a clear idea of what you are doing, Backpacking or Glampacking. The world of travel …

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How I make time for travel despite a busy schedule

I have seen so many people who are really interested in traveling but giving excuses like I don’t think I will be able to make it alone, I am not a professional in that, it’s very expensive etc. But the one I will always hear is I don’t have any time. Time is really tricky. It can run out, it can fly and be up. Time can be spent, killed, and passed. There are people who believes the time as money. Whatever it is, the funniest part is people don’t have it. I can understand that managing a heavy workload and a burning desire to see the world can be a tough balancing act. Everyone cannot take entire one week or one month vacation just for traveling. In fact, most of us are subject to work restrictions, busy schedules, and limited vacation days. On the top of that, it’s honestly painful to see my friends and colleagues are posting beautiful travel pictures on Facebook and Instagram while I am stuck at my desk. Everyone is …

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Do you know to which police station the sky belongs to ?

Think of a situation about your maiden aircraft journey, you might be excited like an insane guy and wanted to let the world know about your first flight experience. You will be busy in taking selfies in the aircraft to post in social media. This selfie is more than enough to register a case against to you. No need to panic, the case is not for taking the selfie, but if someone has came into the frame of your selfie knowingly or unknowingly ? taking a photo without their permission is a crime, posting it in social media is yet another crime. Everyone knows that the case needs to be registered somewhere by someone but no idea where it should be. You will wonder how someone is going to register a case against you at the sky which is almost 50 thousand feet high from land. All will agree on the point that case is needed, but which country’s rules needs to follow for that? Suppose a crime happened in British airlines at Switzerland airspace …