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Guide for Traveling With Pet

Identification Tags

Pets cannot identify themselves. No matter the mode of travel chosen, it is necessary to tag your pet with proper identification before heading out. This would help ensure your pet finds their way back to you in case you get separated. It also helps prevent confusion between owners in cases where two pets could resemble each other

Permanent Identification for the Pet

The wise say that you can never be too cautious. In addition to tagging your pet with the necessary identification tags, it is recommended for you to fit them with a more permanent mode of identification, such as a microchip. This would also help in tracking of your pet in case they wander off or you become separated.

Train Them While They are Young

It is important for you to train your pet while they are still young because animals take some time to completely master commands and expected behaviour. You should train them remain calm during travel, and correctly respond to commands. A reward system is highly recommended as it helps the lessons learned stick more. If you have more than one pet, it is advised you train them separately.

Secure Your Pet for Their Safety

After training the pet, most people assume it is safe to let them wander around the car/plane during travel. This is however wrong. Just like people, pets could get injured when the vessel of travel assumes a sudden movement or in the case of an accident. It is therefore recommended to crate the pet to keep them safe.

Choose a Suitable Travel Crate

Carriers made using fabric are a good option to transport your pet. Plastic pet carriers, however, are preferred for their versatility as they offer safety for different modes of travel.

Pets and Cars

Pets such as dogs and cats are fast and agile. They will therefore naturally make use of these abilities when their safety is threatened. It is, therefore, important to ensure the pet feels safe and comfortable throughout the trip.

Sedating the Pet

Pets, like all other humans, tend to grow anxious when exposed in an unfamiliar setting. Sedating them could help ease their anxiety and save them from trauma and even accidents that result from fear.

Carry a First Aid Pet Kit

We can never tell if or when accidents may happen. The best way to counter this is being ready just in case they happen. Pet owners are advised to carry a pet first-aid kit that includes bandages, gauze, and hydrogen peroxide just in case inducing vomit is necessary. You should also always follow steps given by an animal health care specialist first before personally treating your pet from suspected exposure to toxins.

Carry Pet Food and Water

Unexpected events such as train delays are inevitable. So during travel preparation, it is important that the pet owner puts this into consideration and packs extra food and water for the pet just in case these events happen.

Avoid Eating Troubles When You Travel

  • Plan ahead. Often when we’re traveling, we’re out of routine and aren’t eating at regular intervals. Sometimes we can go several hours without eating anything.Contrary to the popular myth that you should hold off eating to “save room” for a big meal, going for long stretches without eating actually slows metabolism and causes your body to become sluggish and tired and hang on to calories. Our bodies experience these periods as “mini-starvations” and send our brains into panic mode. To keep blood sugar stable and avoid energy lapses (which can then lead to overcompensating with high-sugar or fried foods), aim for eating a little bit every couple of hours while in transit and while you’re out and about, in the form of foods that are nutrient-dense and high in lean protein. Pack snacks for easy access: nuts, seeds, hard-boiled eggs, firm fruits (like apples), veggies and hummus, or natural fruit-and-nut bars.

    If you know where you’re staying, scout out restaurants in the area of your hotel. Check with your hotel or resort to peruse menus and see what’s available. Once you arrive, you can use an app like AroundMe to locate healthier restaurants in your area. And check out these smart phone apps that can help you find gluten- and other allergen-free options while you travel.

  • Don’t forget the grocery store! A supermarket, and especially a local co-op, can be your best ally while traveling. You’ll have easy, cheap access to fresh produce and bulk healthy snacks. You’ll find a wider variety of great foods that are free of gluten, dairy, and other common allergens at a reasonable cost. Plus, many co-ops also have a deli where you can get delicious sandwiches, salads, or wraps to take with you during the day.
  • Your mother was right: get your greens and take your vitamins. While you’re traveling, your immune system is exposed to tons of new pathogens-especially on airplanes and other mass transit. You want to make sure your body has what it needs to stay healthy and fight germs and process toxins. Don’t forget to pack your multi-vitamin and your other supplements! If you can’t get ready access to fresh greens, consider getting some powdered greens that you can bring with you and easily mix into a glass of water or a morning smoothie.
  • Speaking of morning smoothies… if you’re really dedicated to getting your daily intake of fruits and veggies, you might even consider bringing along a travel blender. This might seem extreme to some, but consider this: most of them are under $20, fit easily into a suitcase or the back of the car, and can be just the thing to quickly make a power breakfast of fruits, nuts, and vegetables that will keep you going all morning.
  • Drink way more water than you normally do. Planes and hotel rooms are notoriously dry. Walking around all day expends energy and dehydrates. Often people drink alcohol or sodas with meals, which also are dehydrating. Drinking more than your usual 8 glasses of water a day will keep you energized, hydrate your cells, keep your skin glowing, and will help flush out toxins.
  • Drink less alcohol than everyone around you is drinking. This can be challenging especially on business trips, where drinking is a familiar pastime. But in addition to worsening dehydration and jet lag, tossing back more than two drinks leads to more unhealthy eating. (A study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that men take in an extra 433 calories on average from alcohol and food when they consume more than two drinks!)
  • Try to get your eight hours’ beauty rest. Easier said than done, I know! But getting decent rest helps steady your metabolism, resets your adrenal system, and boosts your immunity. Being sufficiently rested will make every other choice you face on your vacation so much easier.

 

Traveling to the United States

Honolulu, Hawaii

Situated in Waikiki, Hawaii is very popular for housing the sandy beaches. You are sure to feel relaxed and sun bathed too. Honolulu is situated in the Island of Oahu and is so filled with attractions. You wouldn’t miss seeing the Diamond Head volcano even if you wish to. If you are the sporty kind, you will be amazed to find different water sports on offer at the Mamala Bay.

Traveling in Honolulu may pose a problem as the streets are clustered. You will benefit by renting a vehicle as there are a lot of parking facilities available. The entertainment is in fact unlimited and you would find yourself amazed with the monuments, art galleries and recreational activities available. A few of the attractions you cannot miss are the Aloha Tower Marketplace, the State Capitol Building, Hawaii Maritime Center, the Hawaii State Art Museum, and the Battleship Missouri Memorial at Pearl Harbor.

Tampa, Florida

The western coast of Florida houses the city of Tampa, which has a seaport and a lot of waterfront areas. Tampa is called the cultural center of Florida for a good reason. It is home to two huge universities and a grand Tampa Bay arts performing center. Tampa is perfect for a holiday as it has number of beaches. The most noted tourist attraction is the Busch gardens which is a very famous theme park. You need to check out the Florida Aquarium, the Weeki Wachee Springs, Dinosaur World and the Raymond Stadium that hosts many football games. One of the popular festivals is the Gasparilla Pirate Festival, which is held in the month of January every year.

Seattle, Washington

Being famous for its waterfront, the city of Seattle is situated between waters of Puget Sound and Lake Washington. It is home to number of historical neighborhoods. If you are visiting this great city never leave without passing through Fisherman’s Terminal, Boeing Factory, the Smith Tower Observation Deck, Safeco Field Stadium, Hing Hay Park, and the Seahawks Exhibition Center.

Offering a spectacular view is the Space Needle, which is in reality a must see. Other places worth a mention are the Science Fiction Museum and the Seattle Art Museum.

Book a Tours and Travel Company

Convenient

Since all the necessary reservations would be done for you beforehand, even before you reach your destination, you can skip the long queues and jump straight into the experience you booked to enjoy. It is always a good idea to reserve your time for experiences rather than waiting for that experience to happen eventually. Thus, it is hugely convenient and a time-saving option.

Deals

Tour and travel companies usually have good relations with hotels, restaurants, etc. and can provide you with fantastic deals over your reservations. This saves you a lot of money which you can spend on other things and exploit more fun out of your travel. We all love saving some cash and if you have the same mindset, you know what you have to do here.

Recommendations

A good tour and travel company tries to enhance your trip by recommending what else you should be doing besides your usual preplanned itinerary. We almost never know the hidden gems of the places we visit until and unless a local tells you about it. The company knows a lot about the travel they are planning for you and also recommends what you might as well be doing which many travelers may not know.

Timeline

Since your trip is organized by a third party, they can provide you with a timeline of your journey, explaining in detail beforehand what lies ahead on your path. Knowing what to do and when to do, helps us avoid any unprecedented situations and makes our trip go smoothly and we can enjoy to our fullest without worrying about a single thing.

Meaning of the Sphinx

There are two versions of what the sphinx is all about. The first version is the Egyptian version, which,dates back to the time of the building of the pyramid of Giza. This I indicated how it was built in the article on The Pyramid Of Giza and End Tim prophecies. The second version of the story is the story of the sphinx and the riddle. The story goes that a sphinx appears to a town and gives them a riddle: What is it that walks with four legs in the morning, two in the afternoon and three in the evening? Anyone who did not answer the riddle is killed, until Oedipus was able to answer the question. The Sphinx, Confused, threw itself over the cliff and died.

The Sphinx in this sense is simply representing thought forms that has been created by human beings that result in strong ties of propensities. Pondering on such propensities result in a viscous cycle, where, like a head with several snakes as its hairs, the more you remove the hairs the more they grow back. Hence no progress is ever made in the issue of redemption from the vice. At the time when people can still see thought forms, many clairvoyants regards some of these forms as gods and elevate them to that level. But this particular form has a lot to do with womanhood and motherhood.

The second one, the Egyptian one, is actually the representative in stone of the four living creatures mentioned in the bible book of Revelations, which comprises of the Eagle, the Lion, The Ram with Human Countenance, and the Bull. All these are represented also in the signs of the Zodiac in Leo, Aries, Taurus. The Eagle is represented by the Scorpio, which in earlier Zodiac signs used to be represented as the Eagle.

Info of Maldives Tourism

The Maldives is well known for its impossible hopping openings. The totally clear water and shallow lagoons are perfect for swimming, while the reef dividers offer a kaleidoscope of sea life for more experienced jumpers. The Maldives has an astounding grouped assortment of sea life, with corals and in excess of 2000 sorts of fish, stretching out from reef fish and reef sharks to moray eels, shafts, and whale sharks. The island’s various secured lagoons in like manner give the perfect object to value a venture filled family event or sentimental escape for two.

As the Maldives is an island and is 99% loaded with water so the principle cooking is an angle, however, coconut and rice are likewise the significant pieces of the sustenance. Garudhiya, a fish soup gave rice, lime, bean stew and onions. Mas huni wrecked smoked fish with ground coconuts and onions. This is seen as the most surely understood breakfast in the nation. Fihunu mas: barbecued fish that has been treated with chili stew.

The tourism in the Maldives has been rapidly building up the number of explorer arrivals and resorts islands over the span of the latest ten-year time allotment. On the European market, Maldives today ranks among the most appealing travel objectives in the tropics. The Maldives offers considerable ordinary resources for tourism and desires eco-tourism to guarantee the fragile condition and submerged life.

It isn’t simply jumpers and swimmers who welcome the abundant submerged resources, yet what’s more shoreline vacationers are pulled in by the possibility of the shorelines and the climatic conditions too. This condition genuinely guarantees loosening up and diversion.

Each resort in the Maldives is housed on a different island without anyone else’s input and offers an outlandish mix of present-day extravagance and secluded quietness. With no exemption, all Maldives resorts have delicate sandy shorelines, translucent clear tidal ponds encased by house reefs occupied by an assortment of marine widely varied vegetation and everything else you would expect on a tropical occasion – all inside just a couple of moment’s strolling separation. In any case, each resort island has its individual appeal, character, and mood that can best be acknowledged through individual experience.

Benefits of Using Private Transfers

Less Stress

If you want to relive your travel anxiety, you can hire a private airport transfer service. There are many sources of anxiety, such as booking an unfamiliar vehicle or being unaware of the travel direction.

But if you contact a driving company, you won’t suffer from any stress. This way you can focus on your trip instead.

No Chance of Getting Lost

As said earlier, the possibility of getting lost is one of the main reasons for stress for travelers. If you hire a private transfer, you can rest assured that you won’t get lost as the professional driver will always be with you and will get you to your desired destination safely.

No Stress or Tension

If you navigate on unfamiliar streets, you may suffer from stress. By booking a private vehicle or bus ahead of time, you can enjoy a professional traveling experience. Most of the companies employ experienced drivers. They are polite and courteous, thus offering a lot of comfort throughout your trip. Moreover, some tourists may even let you know about popular tourist attractions.

Security and Reliability

Another common problem travelers face is the possibility of losing their stuff while going from one place to another. But if you hire a private transfer service, your luggage will be in good hands throughout your journey.

If you choose public transport, on the other hand, you may be surrounded by people you don’t know. This may increase your anxiety as your stuff may be at risk. On the other hand, a private transfer can keep your stuff in good hands, and offer you the freedom to choose your favorite vehicle.

Taipei Taiwan Travel Guide

  • Taipei 101

We start our Taipei tour at Taipei 101. This is a skyscraper located in the Xinyi District. In 2004, it was listed as the world’s tallest building at 1,671 feet. It held that title for 6 years until the Burj Khalifa in Dubai eclipsed Taipei 101 in 2010. The tower boasts 101 stories and features an outdoor observation deck on the 91st floor like the Empire State Building in New York City where you can see beautiful views of the surrounding areas.

The bottom five floors of Taipei 101 feature a luxury shopping mall with upscale shops such as Burberry and Louis Vuitton. On the 88th floor indoor observatory, you can see the 730-ton mass damper, basically a giant ball that acts like a pendulum to counteract the buildings sway during high winds. Without this damper, people on high floors can actually suffer from motion sickness from the constant swaying of the building! Taipei 101 is a city icon that is visible for miles across the city. Every New Year’s, Taipei 101 attracts tens of thousands of visitors to see its spectacular fireworks display.

  • Ximending Shopping

If you are into shopping, you can’t go wrong with Ximending. This is the shopping area in the Wanhua district of Taipei and is considered to be the fashion capital of Taiwan. On weekends, Ximending streets are closed to traffic and becomes a pedestrian shopping mall. The area is popular with street performers of all types and, because it is a hotspot, you can catch celebrities hosting small outdoor concerts, album launches, and other events.

Ximending is also famous for its “Theater Street” where there is a concentration of several movie along Wuchang Street. For history buffs, though, the most famous theater in the district is the Red House Theater which was built in 1908 during Japanese occupation and is still an operational theater with regular performances.

  • Yangmingshan National Park

If beautiful sights are what you look forward to when travelling, then I can’t recommend Yangmingshan enough. It is the largest natural park in Taipei. Yangmingshan is great for hiking and has numerous trails that can last an entire day or just a couple of hours. Popular trails include Seven Stars Peak which will take you to the highest peak in Taipei at 1120 meters (3600 feet) or see the stunning waterfall of the Juansi Waterfall Trail.

Each February through March, Yangmingshan is the site of the Yangmingshan Flower Festival when several varieties of flowers such as azaleas, camellias, and especially cherry blossoms reach their peak bloom. Every evening of the festival, cherry blossom trees are illuminated for a particularly romantic sight. Visitors can also have lunch and dinner at one of many restaurants such as The Top or Grass Mountain Chateau for spectacular vistas of Taipei below.

Between the beauty of the cherry blossoms and the views of the city, Yangmingshan is a well-known romantic spot for lovers all over Taipei. From April to May, when calla lilies reach full bloom, you can pick your own lily flowers for only a few dollars at one of several flower farms.

Lastly, don’t miss out on Yangming Shuwu, also known as Yangming Villa, the beautiful summer retreat of the late president Chiang Kai-shek. Yangming Villa house and gardens are maintained as they were when occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Chiang. The house is a two-story traditional Chinese home, with reception rooms and offices on the first floor and the Chiang’s personal residence on the second floor where their paintings and personal photographs are still displayed. The gardens are especially beautiful in the Spring when the flowers are in bloom. As a bit of trivia, it’s been noted that several bushes are planted in bunches of five – to symbolize the “5-star” rank of General Chiang.

  • National Palace Museum

Next, we find ourselves at the National Palace Museum which opened in 1965. If you love history, this is the place to be! National Palace Museum has a humongous collection of 700,000 permanent exhibits of Chinese Imperial history and artwork that spans over 2000 years plus prehistoric Chinese artifacts and artwork that dates to the Neolithic era, or better known as the “Stone Age”.

The most popular item in its collection is the Jadeite Cabbage. Carved during the 19th century, it is a piece of jadeite that has been shaped to resemble a head of Chinese cabbage and has a locust and a grasshopper camouflaged in its leaves. Legend says the sculpture is a metaphor for female fertility, with the white cabbage stalk representing purity, the green leaves of the cabbage representing fertility, and the insects representing children.

  • Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

Another historically significant landmark on our trek to learn about the history of Taiwan is the Chiang Kia-shek Memorial Hall. This is a national monument that was built in honor of former Republic of China President Chiang Kia-shek. The memorial marks the geographic and cultural center of Taipei. It is the most visited attraction by foreign tourists. The pagoda style memorial hall has a presidential library and museum on the ground level.

The main hall features a large, seated statue of Chiang Kai-shek, much like the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The memorial hall and its surrounding Liberty Square plaza encompasses 60 acres and includes many ponds and garden spaces. The plaza also houses two of Taipei’s performance art buildings, the National Theater and the National Concert Hall.

  • Beitou Hot Springs and Public Library

My favorite place to visit while in Taiwan is an area called Beitou. Beitou is a mountainous district north of Taipei City and is most known for its hot springs and its magnificent public library. The mineral waters from the many natural geothermal vents in Beitou are famous for their healing and therapeutic properties. An entire industry of hot springs bathhouses and hotels have sprung up in Beitou offering aroma therapy, massages, and hydrotherapy. There are a lot of places where tourists can soak their feet in the hot springs stream. Be sure to visit the Hot Springs Museum. When it was built in 1913, it was the largest public bathhouse in Asia at that time. Today, the museum offers a glimpse at its bathhouse facilities and Beitou’s history.

Next, visit the Beitou public library. Its wooden structure that fits seamlessly into its Beitou Park setting. Through use of eco-friendly features and design, the library is Taiwan’s first “green” building. The library opened in 2006 and was built to reduce the usage of water and electricity. To do this, architects used large windows to allowing in natural light and a solar panel roof to provide the electricity needed for operation. Also, the library collects rain water to be stored and used to flush its toilets.

Exotic In New Zealand

The untouched beauty outdoors

New Zealand is famous for its natural beauty that is yet to be maligned by the cosmopolitan jungle. Every inch of the country is a beautiful photograph to take back home as memories. There are numerous snow-capped mountains, blue gorgeous rivers, glaciers, rainforests here and all of them easily accessible, either by foot or by vehicles. People of every age can enjoy them in whatever way they want to, even the little ones. A great place for the adventure seekers. The romance in the air beckons the honeymooners to get lost in its beauty and also in each other. The outdoors also provides great spots for picnics and some quality family time.

Museums

Every city and every town of New Zealand has a museum and what better way to spend time together as a family and also impart knowledge to children on various cultures of a country. Also, honeymooners get to spend some quiet time together in the peaceful corridors of a museum. The TePapa museum in Wellington is one that one should surely not miss, as it has the widest collection of arts, artifacts and recounts the stories of generations and generations.

Adventure

There is a lot to do in New Zealand to appease your thirst for the thrills. There are so many adventurous activities to do here, bungee jumping, sea kayaking, jet boating, zip lining, off-road driving, which are an experience by themselves. New Zealand has many adventure activities specially designed for the children, as young as 6 years.
Geothermal wonders

New Zealand is a geothermal wonderland with its mud baths in Hell’s Gate, hot springs around the Rotorua area, Polynesia spa famous for its lakefront mineral springs, or hot water beach in the Coromandel. There are some things that you can experience in New Zealand only.

Food and wine

Every time you visit New Zealand you will be surprised by the culinary delights and fine wines that are made fresh in the exotic vineyards here. Each taste bud of yours will relish the various delights that will be served on its platter. Each region of the country has its distinctive cuisine and flavor. When in New Zealand you have to indulge in the wine tasting session at one of the many vineyards.

Find Travel Buddy

Personality

A great place to start in the search for a travel buddy is to find someone with the same or similar type of personality. Whether you are the relaxed type or those that are constantly on the go and energetic, you will find it benefits to travel with the like-minded companion. Also, the type of activities in the travel plan can influence the travel buddy.

Additionally, it is important to make sure the travel itinerary is able to complement both parties. It will certainly help if the personalities match in this area because a happy-go-lucky person and an organization junkie may have difficulty getting along.

Budget

Many travelers prefer to stay in a decent hotel on their travels and eat at restaurants in the evenings, while others will have no issue with moving from one cheap guest house to the next and eating out or even enjoying the street food scene in certain countries. Instead of getting frustrated with a travel buddy about the cost of travel, it will benefit to have a proper conversation in order to come to a satisfactory agreement before getting on the road.

Shared interests

It will certainly help to travel with a travel buddy that has shared interests if you want to avoid long periods of awkward silence. The ability to keep a conversation going will be very difficult if both parties have completely different interests. For this reason, you will find it benefits to travel with someone who shares one or more of your interests.

Practice runs

A great way to decide if a travel buddy is the right fit for a long trip is to take a practice run. This can simply involve taking a short trip together for the day. It can help to travel to a completely new place for both parties and see if you can both agree on things like finding a preferred restaurant, activities, transportation, etc. It may be necessary to compromise at times, but the all-round experience should still be fun and enjoyable.

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