The Best Hotels to Stay in Scotland

Many tourists who have been to Scotland will tell you how beautiful this place is. But what is more alluring is the diversity that it offers.  Talk about the rolling countryside, bustling cities and icy mountain ranges.  With the variety of beautiful tourist attractions in the country, it becomes challenging to look for the best hotels to stay. So we have gathered some of the top hotel destinations that you might want to check out.

Old Town Chambers Luxury Serviced Apartments

This apartment is a great resemblance of a traditional Scottish vibe. You are going to love the apartment’s style and atmosphere.  Located nearby the Royal Mile just opposite of the St. Giles Cathedral, this hotel is a favorite among tourists who want to get closer to the heart of old Edinburgh. Depending on how much you can afford, there are rooms with terraces, a mezzanine bedroom, and a bedroom with a fun-bed deck.

Rock House

This hotel is not really a rocky apartment just as the name implies. Rather it is a heavenly 18th-century house built on Calton Hill. It has a courtyard garden and a surprisingly beautiful walled garden at the back. The style and character of the hotel is very traditional, bringing you the rural vibe you need to break-free from the bustle of the city. It offers a flexible accommodation and the rooms vary depending on how much you can afford.

Ballintaggart Farm

Located in the highlands, this hotel is more secluded than many other hotels in the country. If you want to visit the uplands of Sweden, this hotel is definitely a great option for you.  The place is very serene – you would love to see the green surroundings and feel the breath of fresh air.  What makes this hotel even more unique are the cooking classes held every Saturday. Throughout your vacation, you can learn how to make pasta or cook steak or soufflé.  

Inverlochy Castle

Queen Victoria once said that she has never seen a “lovelier or more romantic spot” than Inverlochy Castle and that is definitely true. Now a hotel, Inverlochy Castle is located in a secluded and serene environment of Ben Nevis. Expect the service to be formal and completely seamless. If you ever dreamt of being treated like a royal highness, this hotel will serve you well. If you have no idea what you want, the service staff does have a lot of suggestions regarding what to do in the area.

Tips for a Weekend Trip to Paris

Paris is not just a place for lovers. It is a great place for families and solo travelers as well. There are hundreds of tourist spots in Paris not to mention the iconic Eiffel Tower, which is undeniably a beauty.

This city is a haven of hidden gems and if you haven’t visited this place yet, it is probably time that you plan your first tour. In this article, we have compiled the best activities that you can try when visiting Paris for the first time. Whether you are traveling solo, with your kids, or with your significant other, you are going to love these activities for sure.

It is so much more fun when traveling with family and/or friends. A small group of us walked all over the city for 3 days, celebrating or 10th year in business together. There is SO much to see and do. Have fun!

Fly Over Paris through Virtual Reality

Have you ever heard about virtual reality? If you think you can never tour Paris for one day, well you are completely wrong. The virtual reality tour will give you a birds-eye view of the city as you fly around the city without actually riding on a helicopter.

All you need to do is book a ticket with FlyView, a virtual reality attraction that simulates flying over the Eiffel Tower. During the activity you will be given a virtual-reality headset. The show lasts for 15 minutes wherein you will experience flying all over Paris complete with real flight sensation. It is very exciting and thrilling. You will feel as if you are actually flying through the air.

Take the Open-Top Bus Night Tour

Did you know that the best time to tour around Paris is during the night? When the sun sets in Paris, the century old monuments start to light up, exposing their truest beauty.

You can marvel these wonderful sceneries in Paris by taking the open-top bus tour, which usually takes 1 hour and 30 minutes.  During the tour you can see popular monuments and other iconic infrastructures like the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Place de l’Opéra.

Experience the Pub Crawl

This is not your usual Paris Tour. For single people out there who want to experience the nightlife in Paris, you can try the Pub Crawl.

This activity lasts for four hours where you visit five cool venues in Paris. You can mingle with the locals and tourists as you enjoy some of the best bars and clubs, drink classy cocktails, and taste various brands of red wines. This is going to be the trendiest, coolest, and probably the longest nightlife you will ever experience.

Go with friends! A bunch of us Boss Babe ladies went together to celebrate 5 years in business as Boss Babe Lashes and Brows and we had a blast. Travel with someone you trust, then let your hair down just a little.

Most Exciting Areas to Visit in Scotland

Scotland, the U.K.’s northernmost country, is a land of mountain wildernesses such as the Cairngorms and Northwest Highlands, interspersed with glacial glens (valleys) and lochs (lakes). The major cities of Scotland’s are Edinburgh, the capital, with its iconic hilltop tower, and Glasgow, famous for its vibrant cultural scene. 

Loch Ness

Most of the travelers explore Loch Ness with one thing into their mind: They want to see Nessie, the mythical lady of the lake. Perhaps, you won’t see the Loch Ness Monster, but a cruise on the lake is a fun way to find. Loch Ness is quite deep, more than 230 meters (750 feet) in some places, offering galore of hiding places for Nessie.

Edinburgh

Located on the Firth of Forth, The capital is Scotland’s Edinburgh and has served as the seat of Parliament since the 15th century. The city has heaps of things to see and do and is the second most popular tourist destination after London in Great Britain. 

Glencoe

One of Scotland’s popular glens or valleys, Glencoe is just awesome and beautiful in its sometimes harshness. Located 26 km south of Fort William, Glencoe is nestled between hills and mountains, including the pyramid-like Buachaille Etive Mor. 

Stirling

The wolf is a crowned animal in the central Scotland city of Stirling. According to local legend, a wolf howled when Vikings were about to attack, thus alerting villagers to the invade so they could save their residents. Stirling is an eye-catching place to see a medieval Scottish town, complete with imposing fortress, 12th-century castle, and the church where Mary Queen of Scots’ son King James VI was crowned in 1557.

Inverness

Inverness is the most northern city of Britain is the gateway to the Scottish Highlands. Situated in the north end of Loch Ness, Inverness is a beautiful place to visit in Scotland if you like to walk. Walk along the River Ness to the Ness Islands, the Caledonian Canal or the Churches Along the River.  

Glasgow

Glasgow is the greatest city in Scotland, dates back to prehistoric times on the River Clyde. The largest seaport in Britain, it was once a necessary hub for shipbuilding and trade with North America. It’s an amazing place to visit, where you can imbrue yourself in friendship, charm, and music – the city hosts 130 musical events on average per week. 

You can easily take the sleeper train from London, and wake up to everything that a Scotland holiday has to offer. Deserted mountains are glittering with silvery threads of icy rivers, waterfalls tumbling from highlands to lowlands, small villages with stations where you need to put your hand out to request the train to stop and casually, out of nowhere, a remarkable gleaming loch. You have to swob the sleep from your eyes to believe it.

Amazing Things to Do in Fiji

Fiji is an Island country nestled in the South Pacific Ocean. Fiji is an excellent dream destination to take a tour! More than 330 islands are here, the two major islands, Viti Levu and Vanua Levu, account for over 80% of the country’s population. It’s not surprising that many tourists choose to stay on this main island for the duration of their vacation — and with good reason, there is much to do! 

The Crystal Blue Water

This could be the must-see thing when you are visiting Fiji! Coral Cats is a lovely place. It might be a smaller tour, but very relaxed. There are a couple of other big-name ones that I’ve heard good things about as well. South Sea Cruises has an even broader array of options for day cruising. Whichever you choose, be sure to snorkel.

Garden of The Sleeping Giant

Named after the mountain under which it sits, the Garden of the Sleeping Giant has over 2,000 varieties of Asian orchids and Cattleya hybrids. The orchids were incredible. I’ve never seen so many different types in my life! The garden also allows you to observe the Fijian jungle and witness many other lush tropical plants that are native to the island. 

Swim at the base of a waterfall

Nearly 3 hours, an unsafe drive through the mountain, and an underwhelming waterfall swim later, I realized I had made a mistake. Looking back, I should’ve known better, but hey, live and learn. I recommend booking through a legit tour company. It would be so much helpful for you.

Mud and Relax at A Natural Hot Spring

Upon researching things to do in Fiji, I knew I wanted to visit the mud pool and hot spring, a curious thing to want to do in the middle of summer in Fiji; however,  it’s said to be ideal for “self-cleansing and naturally beautifying yourself.” The Sabeto Hot Springs is just down the road from the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, and great to do on the same day.

Catch a sunrise at First Landing

The best spots to enjoy the morning on Viti Levu. Words can’t describe the beauty of the sun rising over the Mountain of Sleeping Giant off in the distance. Without a doubt, it is the most beautiful sunrise that ever witnessed. Golden rays piercing through pink, cotton candy clouds against the early morning blue sky was made only more spectacular by its reflection on the calm waters of Nadi Bay.

Visit Fijian Village and Drink Kava

Exploring a Fijian village is a part of the tour as you will enjoy a lot over there. I stopped at a traditional village before heading to the waterfall and didn’t quite have the experience I was hoping for. I basically just got out of the car, met the Chief and was briefly showed around while my “tour guide” and the Chief talked to each other in the native language the whole time. Besides these, many more things are waiting to enjoy a lot for you. Book your trip today!


Top Cities to Visit in Arizona

Arizona is home to fantastic landscapes, lovely cities, the best quality of spas and warm weather year-round. But to help you decide which Arizona destinations to spend your vacation in, we considered factors such as several attractions, availability of accommodations and the opinions of every day tourist to select the best places to explore in Arizona. 

Phoenix

Fast-growing Phoenix is young compared to more established cities. It has recently made great strides in developing downtown and broadening cultural tourists attractions. Sports fans may take in a game at one of the downtown stadiums, followed by a visit to nearby CityScape. It features restaurants, bars, an upscale bowling alley/pool hall, and a comedy club.

Scottsdale

Scottsdale offered the best of cowboy culture and modern fare with trendy restaurants and nightclubs in addition to art galleries and Southwest-inspired shopping. Old Town’s Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art is small but offers a continually rotating series of exhibits as well as frequent events, such as the Lit Lounge where writers and performers tell live stories accompanied by music.

Sedona

Its famous red rocks have drawn artists and new age devotees for decades. The town’s proximity to the Grand Canyon and forests of Flagstaff make this mecca both a destination and a convenient stop along the way. Besides hiking and exploring Sedona’s charming main drag, full of shops, art galleries, and restaurants, tourists can explore nearby wineries and the East Verde River that flows through the town.

Tucson

Tucson offers a host of exciting activities and old-time charm. For the ultimate Wild West experience, you are suggested to visit Old Tucson. If shopping is more your speed, visit Fourth Avenue, a historic drag lined with shops and restaurants. Each second Saturday welcomes live music and fun. For the ultimate in fantastic entertainment, take in a show at Tucson’s professional theatre or symphony. If you have enough time, you can visit Saguaro National Park, which covers more than 90,000 acres and offers trails for hiking and driving through Arizona’s beautiful desert.

Bisbee

Bisbee has the Copper Queen Hotel, originally built for visiting dignitaries and investors, now hosts weary tourists of all stripes. The hotel features lovely Victorian details and a courtyard with a fountain and wrought iron chairs. If you’re a sucker for a scare, take the Old Bisbee Ghost Tour, which leads you through the town’s most haunted areas while regaling you with tales sure to keep you up that night.


Is Traveling Solo Safe To Do?

The world that we are living in is changing. We can’t do things today that we have done 5 or 10 years ago. Is traveling solo one of these things?

If you are considering a solo travel trip, you should make sure that you are still able to travel solo and do it without any risks. There are a couple of things that you can consider in order for you to travel safely and without any problems. 

Have copies of all, important documents

When you are touring solo in another country, make sure that you have copies of all your important documents. These include documents like accommodation documents, your passport, visa and ID document. It is also beneficial if you include a copy of your bank card and your banking details.

This is essential to have this stored on a cloud. For when your luggage might be stolen and you lost all your essential documents.

Making use of a tour group 

While traveling solo is fun and great for self fullfilment, there are always risks involved. So if you have doubts in traveling alone, it is a sign that you don’t have enough self-confidence to do it. This may happen especially if you are dealing with health issues. Even when it is low-risk, health issues may cause serious trouble abroad.  

What if you you’ll have a sudden panic attack? Or what if your blood pressure rise? Who will you call? Do you know someone in the country you’re going to who can help you in extreme situations? These are the questions that often cloud your mind, but more often than not, these are also some of the things that can possible happen.

In this case, you should not travel alone. Go with a group or ask a family member to go with you. Sometimes, traveling with someone is better than traveling solo. You will still be able to see everything you want to see in the foreign country, however, you will not have the problem of worrying about your safety or even have to worry about finding accommodation that will be safe and secure. 

Some essential information about touring solo safely

There is a couple of essential information about touring solo safely that you need to know. Things like staying away from the part of the country where there are problems. And, to make sure that you don’t tell anyone that you are actually traveling alone. 

You should also make sure that you don’t carry valuables with you. Don’t get the attention of thieves. And, make sure that you are staying off the streets after dark. And make sure that you walking and exploring within a crowd of people.

It can still be safe to travel solo. If you make sure that you have all the tips about traveling solo safely. And, if you are making sure that the country you are traveling to, is going to be safe and tourist friendly. There are some places that are a lot friendlier towards solo tourists than other countries. This is why it is important to make sure that you know that the country that you are going to is safe and that you follow all the guidelines for being safe and secure while traveling solo.