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Tips to keep your gadget safe while traveling


Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

In the era of modernization and high-end technology, people have begun to explore the world whilst keeping their gadgets and tech-toys around them which have both minimize the thrill of traveling whilst have kept things easy for some. Either way, traveling with gadgets is a big responsibility due to higher cost of these devices and low level of durability which have been the reason why you need some expert tips to keep your gadgets safe while traveling. With this blog, we have come up with some great tips that will help you to keep your devices safe and secured while traveling. Based on the advices of expert travelers and from those who have been the victim personally of gadget loss, we have brought to you this amazing list of top 5 ways to secure your devices while traveling to your dream destination:

Travel Gadget

  1. Know what to pack

Knowing what to pack is the key to every problem related with traveling. Everyone believe that they may require everything during their trip i.e. their camera, laptop, iPad, airpod and other accessories in order to capture the best memories, exploring the best places and stashing the memories whilst keeping themselves entertained. However, this entire packing kills nearly half the fun of the trip as you probably stay indulged with your devices rather than admiring the beauty and charm of your destination. Needless to say, the more things you pack, the more responsibilities you are carrying with you on your voyage which will obstruct a free and soothing exploration.

  1. Downgrade the packaging

Flashy bags of laptops, iPads and phones are the welcome signs for thieves who can go to any extent to get close to the target and fetch the valuables. It is highly recommended to downgrade the packaging of your gadgets in order to keep people under the doubt whether you have something valuable in your bag or something that doesn’t worth an effort. The best way to downgrade or uglify your bags is to carry light and small laptop bags and put them in an ugly carry bag along which can misguide the thieves and keep you away from them throughout your journey. Needless to say, you should not be using your expensive gadgets in public area to avoid any exposure of your valuables to unknown and suspicious people.

  1. Invest in better travel bags

Many of us have been the victim of damaged gadgets due to bad quality of packing or rough usage while traveling especially during the airport check-in, using the public transport and lodging at the hotel room. It is highly recommended to invest in a good quality bag for your valuables that can offer better padding, safety from jerks, water damage and exposure from extreme temperatures. You should always pack your gadgets in their respective bags and avoid putting them randomly in anything at any given time. This way, you will be securing your devices from any accident that may occur throughout your trip. Buying authentic backpacks, rucksacks and quality bags is the key to keep your devices safe. You can put the ugly padding on the bags later on to downgrade the outlook of your bags.

  1. Travel insurance

Travel insurance is the closest assurance you can get while traveling and saving yourself from any accident that may occur during your trip. There are an abundant number of travel insurance plans that secure your valuable electronic devices and gadgets from any given threat and even if you get the device damaged, a nominal fee can cover the cost of repair or replacement. One must always read through all the terms and conditions while purchasing a travel insurance to stay confirmed about which devices are covered, what the exceptional circumstances are, which cities are covered in the insurance and about the entire cost of the insurance before proceeding as per your budget and smartness.

  1. Other important facts

Keeping the backup of your data is the key element of securing all your important details and information stored in your mobile, tablets, phablets and laptops. Usage of cloud storage and other digital drop box is a plus when you are traveling. One must also stay away from unsecured Wi-Fi connections especially in the public area which can be a threat to your data security. Installing applications to locate your devices, secure the login of your devices and adding some extra security is a plus. Carrying electricity converter adapters and power banks while traveling to unknown lands would be a great advantage for those who stay tech-savvy during their entire trip. Packing important accessories like data cable, power banks, hands-free sorted in different packaging will save a lot of space and time in your packing process.

There are many reasons why you should be carrying your devices while traveling abroad, and on the other hand, you will find plenty of people you know who will give you reasons why you should leave them home. Either way, you must always know that these devices are your friends and you must take a good care of them while traveling to capture the great moments, keep the memories logged and kill some time at the airport and other long waiting queues. So, if you find the points which we have suggested worthy to implement, just keep these points in mind for next time you travel to your favorite place and don’t forget to take the services of SmartFares to avail some great deals and offers on cheap airfares we have for you.


5 Tips to Save Money while Traveling


Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Traveling is a wonderful experience as it gives you the chance of meeting new people, knowing new places and exploring yourself. Though it’s quite obvious that you need a budget before leaving for a trip, but at the same time you need to save yourself from getting bankrupt too. Here are some tips that will help you travel on a limited budget without comprising on the joy of traveling.
 

Travel Tips

 
1. Planning: Planning happens to be the most important part of a trip. The place to be visited, accommodation, budget and finding the best options to travel; everything needs to be planned in advance. The process shall get started as soon as you make up your mind for the trip. Advance booking of the flights, hotels and the destination which you are planning to visit will not only save last minute problems but will save money too. A thorough research will add to your savings and let you enjoy your trip.
 
2. Traveling in the Off-Season: No matter which country/place you are planning to visit, avoid a trip during the peak season. The peak season or the busiest time of the year will become a restraint in exploring all the popular sites as they will be crowded and you could hardly find time to spend leisure time there. Whereas, if you visit the place in the off-season, you can enjoy all the beautiful sights and also save huge amounts of money on food, lodging and traveling.
 
3. Travel to a less popular place: It might sound boring to you, but visiting a less popular place lets you discover new places. Another reason for traveling to this place is that it is comparatively cheaper and hence gives you the pleasure of enjoying your trip at a budget. You will definitely find a spot that would be much more beautiful than that of a popular tourist spot. Find a less traveled place and enjoy its unspoiled beauty.
 
4. Use Public Transport: The real essence of visiting a place lies in its journey. Whenever you are planning a trip to any destination, try to commute through the local/public transport. Doing this could save a good amount of money and meet the local people, which further would help you in your trip. It might take some time to deal with maps & directions, but that’s the fun of traveling.
 
5. Carry along food and Short-meals: Being on a vacation, you might have to walk few more miles for food and even pay higher amounts for the same food too. To save yourself from starving and the costly meals, carry some light snacks and short meals with you. This would not only help you from standing queues, but will add to your savings too. If you are having food at a tourist place, try to buy the exclusive meal deals, which you can save for your next hour.
 
Traveling could never get free, but following the tips may help you save money. No matter which place/country you travel to, saving while traveling is quite easy. Whether you are planning a long vacation or looking out for a weekend travel, keep these tips in mind and enjoy a budget-friendly trip.


Easter Festival in USA


Monday, January 27th, 2014

If you are traveling to USA for vacation, why not take at the time of one of the famous festival? It’s a great time to book your flight tickets and accommodation for celebrating Easter festival in USA. Easter is a major religious festival of Christians that is celebrated with pomp and gaiety. Every country has its own unique way to celebrate this festival. Easter festival is one time when people forget their differences and come together in hordes to rejoice this day. It is the tradition of America to conduct special Easter parades, where men and women flaunt their special costumes and colorful bonnets. Being a major celebration in the Christian calendar, Easter is celebrated with much fanfare. The Easter traditions in America mark the arrival of spring and the period to celebrate the rebirth of Jesus Christ.



What do people do?

Numerous holy churches hold special service on Easter Sunday, which celebrate the Jesus Christ’s resurrection after his crucifixion. Lots of people beautifully decorate eggs. These could be real hard-boiled ones or artificial ones filled with, or made of chocolate candies, of various sizes. It is also common to organize Easter egg hunts for children’s and prizes are given for the largest number of eggs collected, or for the largest or the smallest egg. In a few areas, Easter egg hunts are a famous way for local business to promote themselves or may even be organized by churches.

Public life

Easter Sunday is not a central holiday but lots of stores are closed in many parts of the US. In some cities, public transit systems run their regular Sunday schedule, but it is best to check with the general transport authorities if any changes will be implement during Easter Sunday.

This year, Easter Sunday falls on 20th April. So, plan a trip to USA in April and make yourself a part of the traditions and enjoy the most fun-filled Easter festival.


The Most Unique Bigar Waterfall in Nature Reserve, Romania


Friday, January 17th, 2014

Romania has numerous hidden wonderful places that are little known – even to Romanians. The Bigar waterfall is one of them. The Bigar waterfall is called “the miracle from the Minis gorge” by the locals, its unique in the world due to the way its waterfalls. Its located in the nature reserve in Anina Mountains, the amazing waterfall is indeed a unique one.

The Bigar falls come from the Minis River and flow over an 8-meter wall of moss. Coronini is the other name of the Bigar waterfall, after the 19th century Banat region governor Johann Baptist Coronini-Cronberg. Many other attractions also await the passionate traveler in the Bigar-Coronini waterfall area. The Minis gap is one of the most amazing locations in the Banat Mountains, as so are the pools in the Minis Valley, the Buhui Lake and the Buhui cave.

Dozens of different smaller waterfalls strung on National Road fifty seven provide you with the splendour of a landscape that is rarely given to see. Unfortunately, the bustle and excitement of the Third Millennium, one seldom stops to admire longer these wonders of nature, somewhat confirming the concept that solely “pure souls” will see these wonders, indeed, we have a tendency to encounter everyplace. On the contrary, the anonymous tourists stopped for an instant at Parallel forty five will create an offer of water from the spring-water Bigar that is claimed to be a rare purity.

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Next time you plan a trip to Romania, don’t miss to Bigar Waterfall and explore the beauty of nature.

 


Top Five Worldwide Beach Cities


Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Everybody deserves a treat once in a while especially as more people are spending their time at office. So naturally, they are getting away on holiday to spend some quality time with their loved ones as well as treating themselves to something special. We are sharing the top 5 worldwide beach cities where you can think of going on your next trip.

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona



With layers of fine arts wonders, cutting-edge cuisine and buzzing nightlife, Barcelona would be a the first world-class destination even without the eight white-sand beaches that rim its Mediterranean outline. Accessible by metro, the nearly mile-long (1.6-kilometer-long) Barceloneta Beach—revitalized within the massive waterfront makeover for the 1992 Olympics—one of the most popular. Hit the Beach Centre to rent a beach umbrella, chairs, or a bicycle.

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town



Cape Town is the second-most populous city in South Africa. The city is famous for its harbour as well as its natural setting in the Cape floral kingdom, as well as for such well-known landmarks as Table Mountain and Cape Point. The Clifton beaches, acknowledged for the luxurious homes that overlook them and stellar sunset-viewing, are secure from the region’s robust trade winds by a mountainous ridge. Families favour the eastern False Bay coast for hotter water and tot-friendly tidal pools.

Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu



Honolulu is the state capital and the most populous city in the U.S. state of Hawaii. Situated on the island of Oahu, it is known worldwide as a major tourist destination. Honolulu is the main gateway to Hawaii and one of the most important gateway into the USA. Additionally, it’s an important hub for military defence and international business. Honolulu’s Waikiki Beach is chock-a-block with beautiful resorts, some of them are historic like the 1901 Moana Surfrider Hotel. The long, rolling breaks are ideal for novice surfers; however most beachgoers here are happy basking within the temperate, turquoise blue Pacific and killer views of the Diamond Head crater.

Nice, France

Nice



Nice is the fifth most populous city in France, after Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse. The city is called Nice la Belle, which means Nice the Beautiful, which is also the title of the unofficial anthem of Nice, written by Menica Rondelly in 1912. Near about 35 beaches – some private, some public – stretch uninterrupted on Nice’s outline between the Rauba Capeu dock and the airport. The beau monde sunbathes at private beaches, where a day’s access costs about 16 euros and often includes a chaise lounge; food, towel, parasol, and chilled rose are extra.

Miami Beach, Florida

Miami



Miami Beach is a coastal resort city in Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States. It’s separated from Miami by Biscayne Bay; Miami Beach is a barrier island and city unto itself fringed with nine miles (14 kilometres) of sandy Atlantic beaches, the red-hot centre of which is South Beach. Try to get over that quickly, though, so you can explore this vibrant city’s contemporary art festivals, Art Deco architecture, and of course, it’s famous restaurant and nightclub scene.

If these beach cities took your fancy in movies and books, now is the best time to explore them. For cheapest travel deals, please visit SmartFares.com or you can call the travel experts @ 1-877-247–6063.

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