8 Types of trips you may want to consider taking in your lifetime.

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1.      Weekend Getaway

Travelling does not require a week for you to enjoy yourself properly; you can fulfil your wanderlust by taking a weekend trip.  A weekend getaway relaxes, releases stress, unwinds you while escaping your hectic life, and recharge you for your Monday week task. It is a craft to be mastered.

Tips: Look out for cheaper flights and resorts deals; travel domestically; Pack light.

2.      Road Trip

Pack a bag, pick out your favourite tune, grab a few friends and family, buckle your seat belt, and head on the road for an exciting road trip. Whether renting a car or driving your own, head out and make this a thrilling adventure. You discover new places that you haven’t travelled to, stumble across beautiful routes, and meet interesting people.

3.      Adventure Travel

Life is for living, and what better way to live life than to be adventurous. If you are an adventure lover, then this type of trip is perfect for you. Adventure travel loaded with different kinds of fun activities such as going camping, mountaineering, trekking, Zip-lining, or doing water sports at any destination you wish to travel to.

4.      Romantic Travel

Couples, this one’s for you; planning a trip to an exotic location with your partner is such a fantastic way to spend quality time together, rekindling your romance while experiencing thrilling adventures together. Whether you are engaged, married for years or newlyweds, romantic travel strengthens relationships and brings couples closer together. Select a destination that interests you both and make memories that will last a lifetime.

5.      Family Vacation

A family vacation is one of the best ways to relax and connect with your family.  With the hassle of our everyday life, spending quality time with family becomes rare. With work, home chores and school, parents and children go through their daily routine without bonding. Plan a family vacation with no cellphone, iPod or tablet, build incredible memories, and strengthen the family bond.  

6.      Sole Travel

A solo trip is the most self-discovery experience and by far the best type of travel.  It is one that most people would not want to go on, but this is where you get to discover yourself and be life-changing and rewarding. When travelling solo, you get to plan your trip and adventure to your liking, eat whatever, go wherever or do whatever without thinking of anyone.

7.      Backpacking

It is one trip that you should think about doing at least once in your lifetime.  Backpacking like no other gives you freedom and commitment. So take your camera set sail through a country, be it long or short, with you and the world to explore and enjoy.  Capture great stories to share with friends and loved ones.

8. All-Girls/All-Boys Travel

Think about heading off with your girls or boys to a crazy adventure, a fantastic vacation spot and having ultimate fun.  It is a perfect way to catch up with your crew, unwind, create new memories, and strengthen friendship. 

Packing for a Caribbean Cruise

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Cruising in the Caribbean is fun and easy, and so, one might wonder what to pack for such an adventure. So here I made a list of what you might want to add to that luggage.

1.      Sunscreen 

Pack your favourite bottles, tubes, spray, gel or stick of sunscreen that is water-resistant, broad-spectrum coverage with SPF of at least 30 for protection against UVA and UVB rays.  SPF stands for sun protection factor, a measure of how well a sunscreen protects against UVB rays.

2.      Bathing suits

On a cruise, you probably spend most of your time in bikinis; pack at least three so that you can rotate. If you plan to participate in a sporty activity such as Kayaking or Scuba diving, you want to take swimwear that does not easily blow off. Women can choose the athletics type one-piece or tankini, and men choose a trunk with the waist tie and legs that don’t blow up like a balloon.

3.      Snorkel and Mask

Are you a lover of Snorkelling and Scuba diving? Pack your equipment. Taking your own is much cheaper and guarantee to fit perfectly than a rental that may fit poorly and let in water or fog up. If you are like me that dislike the idea of using a plastic tube place in the mouth of a stranger, pack your own.

4.      Underwater Camara

Caribbean island water with its majestic coral reefs, luscious seaweed and colourful fish, is an adventure and wildlife that you’ll likely want to capture. And what more to capture that than an underwater camera that shoots well above and below the waterline. If you prefer to use your camera, secure it in a durable waterproof case, and take the plunge. For a quick grab-and-go, consider a cheap disposable camera. Whichever type you choose, purchase the camera and extra memory cards before the ship departs, or you’ll pay hefty inflated prices.

5.      Sun hats

We all know the importance of sun protection by now.  However, don’t underestimate the importance of a sun hat. In addition to being super stylish, sun hats help offer an extra layer of protection against the sun’s skin-damaging UV rays.  Ensure you take on that fully covers your head and has a brim long enough to shade your face with an elastic fastener that would keep the Caribbean breeze from blowing the hat off your head.

6.      Smaller Bag

Inside your luggage, stash a smaller bag that you can toss on your shoulder or back, especially during port visits. Ensure the bag has a zipper or snap closure to fit sunscreen, water bottle, camera etc.,  plus souvenirs purchase along the way. For water activity, opt for a nylon or Neoprene bag that will keep your belongings dry. A good option for the beach is a string or mesh bag that will sift out the sand and allow your damp items to breathe.