World Travel Tips for Saving Money

If you travel a lot, then there are some things you should do to make your experience a better one and save money.

First of all, when it comes to booking flights, realize that a round trip will not always be cheaper. Sometimes, it is worth looking into two one-way tickets. In addition, although you might always book economy class tickets, consider looking into business class tickets and economy plus tickets (if the airline offers it). Depending on the time of the year, they may not be as expensive as you think and you will be able to experience a better flight.

You should also choose your timing wisely. If you really need to get somewhere and you want to save money, you may want to travel on days when business is slow for airlines. People travel a lot before Christmas, but on Christmas itself, you may be able to get cheaper flights.

Another way to save money is by signing up for frequent flyer programs and mile rewards credit card programs. This is true if you fly a lot, and even if your miles are not as many as others, you might still be able to get better customer support because of your participation.

When choosing an airline, choose an airline that has great customer service and actually arrives on time. If the airline has too many delays, you may end up missing your meeting or get-together.

A Culturally Diverse Israeli Cycling Team Travels the World Bringing a Message of Peace and Coexistance

The Israeli Cycling Academy was founded in December 2014 and includes members with similar social values including members of Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. Their mission is to become ambassadors for peace. They plan to serve as role models for a younger generation that people from different countries, with different beliefs, can work together toward a common goal.

The 2018 team includes champions like Israel’s Roy Goldstein, Spain’s Ruben Plaza, Italy’s Kristian Sbaragli, and Turkish rider Ahmet Orkin. Having a Turkish and an Israeli rider on the same team sends a message of coexistence and peace.

In 2017 the Israeli Cycling Academy competed across three continents, including Australia, South America, and Europe. This diverse team includes members with strong ability but who wouldn’t be able to really show off their skills in their home countries.

The Giro D’Italia is a race second only to the Tour de France in the competitive biking world. This team will compete in a traditional race that will leave the continent of Europe for the first time and pass through Israel.

The Israeli Cycling Academy has members from 22 countries if you count support staff, trainers, and technicians. The Israeli Ministry of Tourism and corporate sponsors including De Rosa Road-racing bikes of Italy sponsor the team.

“The vision and main goal of the team is to instill a love of cycling among young Israelis from all backgrounds,“ Roni Baron of the Peres Center and co-founder of the team said in November. The team for 2018 includes riders from Australia, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Turkey, and the United States.

3 Romantic Places to Ring in 2018

If you are looking for a place to hang out with some friends to see 2017 out, then you may want to consider an Airbnb. There are some unique choices that would be super for you and a gang of friends.

Irish Castle

You and 11 of your closest friends can celebrate at an Irish castle near Galway, Ireland. Prepare your own feast in the well-stocked kitchen before serving it in the formal dining room. Then, head upstairs to dance in the new year in the great hall as the clock strikes midnight.

Ski Chalet in France

Hit the slopes on December 31 before relaxing with 10 of your friends at your own private chalet in the Mont Blanc region of France. Soak sore muscles away in the secluded hot tub before snuggling up in front of the fireplace to welcome 2018 in with someone special.

Private Island in the Philippines

Relax in the warm tropical atmosphere by staying in your own bungalow on this private island escape located just three hours from Manila. Enjoy seeing your own lake out your bedroom window when you first wake up in 2018. This one-bedroom home is the perfect place to escape the winter doldrums.

These three places each have their own unique style, so choose the one that is right for you. Then, decide who you want to spend New Year’s Eve with as it may be the start of a beautiful relationship.

St. Petersburg Awarded Best World Travel Destination In Major Awards Ceremony

St. Petersburg was the big winner at this year’s World Travel Awards show. Judges awarded two of the annual competition’s top prizes to Russia’s “cultural capital.”

Not only did St. Petersburg win the title for the “World’s Leading City Destination” in 2017, it also took the prize for the “World’s Leading Cultural City Destination.” St. Petersburg’s only major competition this year was the Vietnamese island Phu Quoc.

This isn’t the first time St. Petersburg has been honored as an exceptional travel destination this year. Indeed, earlier this year St. Petersburg was selected to host the World Travel Awards’ Europe Gala Ceremony, in which it also won the prize for “Europe’s Leading City Destination.”

Andrei Mushkarev, the head of St. Petersburg’s tourism industry, said he wasn’t surprised at all by these high honors. When people visit the “Venice of the North,” it’s hard to deny the city’s “tourist potential,” Mushkarev said.

Over the past few years, St. Petersburg has worked hard to build up its tourism infrastructure and attract global visitors. With about seven million visitors in 2017 alone, it seems that all of those efforts are paying off.

Petersburg is Russia’s second largest city with about 5 million residents. Peter the Great used European models when he was designing this great city in the early 1700s. During the Soviet era, St. Petersburg’s name changed to Petrograd (1914-1924) and then to Leningrad (1924-1991).

The most popular attraction in the city is the Hermitage Museum. This massive museum, which includes the Romonov’s Winter Palace, is the largest in the world and includes great works by Michelangelo, Rembrandt, and Matisse, just to name a few.

The World Travel Awards was founded in 1993 to access the world’s best travel destinations. Judges who work for this awards ceremony look at various factors for each city they select, including transportation, the local hotel industry, and the quality of hospitality services.