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5 Common Travel Myths That are Completely Wrong and Need to be Debunked

It's high time you should stop believeing on these travel myths and debunk it forever, just sit back and plan out travel with ease.

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Some travel myths need to be debunked. Pixabay.
  • People have always framed some typical notions about travelling that it is an activity for only the rich ones who can spend all their life’s savings at one go
  • One of the most common travel myth is that travel is expensive and unsafe

It’s high time you should stop believing these travel myths and debunk them forever, just sit back and plan out travel with ease.

Travel Myths 1: Travel is expensive

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Travel seems to be expensive, but is not, if its within your budget. Pixabay.

The worst thing that we usually do is equate travel with luxury. You should aim for a travel plan that works within your own set budget and does not make you feel like a beggar in an unknown place. Don’t await for a trust fund or a high-paying job for your travels!

ALSO READ: Affordable Travel Destinations where money will be the last thing on your mind!

Travel Myths 2: Hitchhiking is unsafe

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Go with your instincts while hitch hiking. Pixabay.

Hitchhiking is all about taking a lift from a running vehicle and making your travel journey complete. This is efficient at times when you want to cut down your travel cost. You need not take a lift in the first car that stops by; use your own judgment. Don’t presume everyone is a psychotic killer.

Travel Myths 3: Strangers are dangerous

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You may find your travel best friend at your travel places. Pixabay.

There is a general fear of staying and hiking up with strangers on a travel place which is unknown to you. By far and large, it’s a true thing that the world is unsafe and dangerous. But you can trust sometimes.

Travel Myths 4: Travel is made only for the young and single

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Travel myths about young and expensive travels is wrong. Pixabay.

Ofcourse, the young and single are crazy about travelling, but who the adults can’t have their travel plans and dreams. You can head up for any location based on your passion for exploring. You may enjoy a superficial family time at an exotic location and still feel young!

Travel Myths 5: You can’t work overseas

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Cut down the travel myths of not working while travelling. Pixabay.

Today, the virtual era has made things work out pretty well. You can easily find a virtual job or a full time job at your holiday destination, if you are willing to increase your stay in that amazing place. Find work that suits as a hobby or a passion such as photography or teaching that will also help you engage yourself with the locals.

-Prepared by Bhavana Rathi of NewsGram. Twitter @tweet_bhavana

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Top 5 Affordable Travel Destinations where Money will be the Last Thing on your Mind!

Indian currency seems weak when compared to international currencies. Hence, planning a trip to New York or California is not easy

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Japan will have your heart at first sight! Pixabay

How many times has it happened that you longed for an exotic foreign trip, but gave up on the idea because of upsetting figures in your bank balance? Indian currency seems weak when compared to international currencies. Hence, planning a trip to New York or California is not easy; everybody knows these are expensive places and you will have to think twice before your NYC dreams come true.

But what if we tell you there are countries in the world that you can visit and gather equally thrilling and exotic experiences, at much lesser price?

Yes, there are countries that can be on your travel bucket list, where money will be the last thing you will worry about! These places are not only unique and undoubtedly beautiful, they are relatively cheap and our Indian currency will prove a stronger, higher currency when compared to their own currencies!

So, what are you waiting for? We bring you our top 5 picks for affordable travel destinations and you should get packing!

 1. SRI LANKA

1 INR (Indian Rupee) = 2.37 LKR (Sri Lankan Rupee)*

Sri Lanka is the first in our affordable travel destinations list!

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Sri Lankan beaches are a sight not to be missed. Pixabay

Despite being extremely small in size, Sri Lanka is a heavenly abode that makes it to the post of top five biodiversity hotspots in the world!

Dive in with the blue whales or watch spinner dolphins play against the setting sun! Go on a wildlife safari and spend days playing with elephants in the water.

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Elephant safari in Sri Lanka. Pixabay

Sri Lanka is a haven for back-packers, packed with Dutch architecture from the times of Sri Lanka colonialists, and exotic scenic locales, it is closer to home and yet, everything that any far-off international destination could possibly offer!

 

 2. JAPAN

1 INR (Indian Rupee) = 1.70 JPY (Japanese Yen)*

Cute buildings, cute people, cute food, and cute everything else! Second on our list of affordable travel destinations is Japan.

Food is an integral part of Japan, and something that the Japanese wholly embrace as a prime part of life.

Japan’s history is intrinsically linked to the Buddhist, Shinto, and Taoist faiths- the reason why a visit to Japan will be no less than a serene and tranquil experience.

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Japan will have your heart at first sight! Pixabay

Japan is categorically blessed with natural beauty with the country boasting of extremely rare and fascinating flora and fauna – experience the magnificence of Mt. Fuji in summer and spring, and visit the streets completely covered with cherry blossoms in March and April- Japan will present you with sights that will simply take your breath away!

 

 3. ICELAND

1 INR (Indian Rupee) = 1.66 ISK (Icelandic Króna)*

Iceland convincingly makes it to the third spot on our affordable travel destinations list. Iceland is situated just below the Arctic Circle, which means the country has 24-hour daylight from mid-May to late July. Isn’t that already stimulating?

And who hasn’t heard of Iceland’s famous northern lights? The county is undoubtedly one of the world’s best places to witness the magic of the northern lights or aurora borealis. The best time to witness the magic of these celestial marvels from September to mid-April.

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The northern lights, do they even look real? Pixabay

Iceland’s rich water supply is undoubtedly its most valuable natural resource. Why are we telling you about this? Iceland has natural pools that can be found all around the country, calmly seated in natural environment.

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Iceland has natural pools that make for magnificent sights! Pixabay

Fun fact : People of Iceland do not have surnames. They follow the traditional Nordic naming system in which a person’s name includes their father’s first name.

 

 4. HUNGARY

1 INR (Indian Rupee) = 4.00 HUF (Hungarian Forint)*

From its cosmopolitan cities to the charming countryside, Hungary will provide you with innumerable reasons to make a stop here. Nonetheless, it is going to be a decision you will not regret. From mouth-watering food to traditional folk culture, Hungary offers something for everybody, which is what brings the country on the fourth spot in our affordable travel destinations list.

Hungary’s countryside is filled with naturally magnificent sights- from natural landscapes in the Hortobagy National Park, to extravagant caves of Lillafured, your Hungarian vacation will be both peaceful and beautiful!

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Szechenyi Chain Bridge. Pixabay

Hungary will be the best option if you’re looking for an affordable vacation – with affordable food, drink, and many of the country’s attractions being totally free to visit such as the Chain Bridge)

 

5. VIETNAM

1 INR (Indian Rupee) = 353.78 VND (Vietnamese Dong)*

The last on the list of affordable travel destinations is Vietnam. With its fascinating history, succulent food, gorgeous beaches, old towns, islands and waters, Vietnam should definitely be on everybody’s bucket list.

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Sunrise at Vietnam is to die for! Pixabay

Street food is a trademark of Vietnam and you will find countless food stalls on street sides throughout your trip that you can gorge on! Vietnam will also not disappoint mountaineers, or adventure seekers- you can either rent a motorbike and drive to the scenic mountains in the north or along the length of the country from north to south – but beware, this thrilling ride is not for the faint-hearted.

Don’t forget to share with us if you do plan a trip to any of these places!

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Best Indian Travel Bloggers to Follow on Instagram

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Indian Travel Bloggers are creating history with their travel stories. Instagram.

Travel Blogging is one of the most interesting and adventurous works, where you earn as well as travel to different places as a part of your work. Nothing can be more exciting than this.

In recent time, travel blogging has become popular among all the age groups. Whether it be a college-going student, retired person or someone from a middle-aged group, everyone is very fond of traveling. Here we bring you the stories of some crazy travel bloggers of different age who will surely inspire you to enjoy your life at fullest.

Below are some of the several Indian Travel Bloggers who are exploring out the world and are earning and are traveling all around the world. If you are a travel freak then you may follow them on Instagram also. 

Shivya Nath: The Shooting Star

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Shivya captures an early morning swim in Guatemala. Instagram.

At the age of 23, Shivya left her corporate job to travel the globe. She prefers to travel slow, experience the local aura, stay and connect with the people. She does the same with her award-winning blog called ‘The Shooting Star’. In 2013, she bagged the title of ‘Best Travel Blogger’ at the Indian Blogger Awards for sharing her knowledge and ideas on how to travel like a local. She is undoubtedly the best Indian Travel bloggers to be followed on Instagram.

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Shivya Nath is passionate about writing as well. Instagram.

Anuradha Goyal: AnuReviews, Inditales

Indian Travel Bloggers write about their travel diaries. Anuradha Goyal. Instagram

Since 2004, Anuradha Goyal has been passionate about sharing her life based on traveling and reading. Her book reviews are all lined under one blog called AnuReviews, and her travel stories are published on her different blog called Inditales. She is not only one of the niche Indian Travel Bloggers but has also authored the novel The Mouse Charmers – Digital Pioneers of India.

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Hong Kong island captured by Anuradha Goyal. Instagram.

Lakshmi Sharath: A travel blog of an Indian Backpacker

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One of the Indian Travel bloggers, Lakshmi Sharath posing in Canberra. Instagram.

Lakshmi Sharath is a multi-talented world traveler by being a media professional, a full-time traveler, blogger, travel content writer and also a photographer. Her blog named ‘A travel blog of an Indian Backpacker’ is based on her personal journeys worldwide and within India. In 2008, her blog was voted India’s best travel blog of the year. In 2014, she was featured internationally as one of the 100 travelers to follow on social media. She is one of the Indian Travel Bloggers as a ‘Perfectionist’.

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The sun plays hide and seek, says Lakshmi. Instagram.

Karthik Reddy: Romancing The Planet

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One of the finest Indian Travel Bloggers, Karthik Reddy in Istanbul. Instagram.

After completing his MBA in 2012, Karthik Reddy decided to leave his comfort zone and travel instead, to get along as one of the finest Indian Travel Bloggers. In his travel blog, Romancing The Planet, he intends to share his experience and explore the world by getting involved in the location in depth. Through traveling, Karthik Reddy enjoys his passion for all these different cultures and finds his own way of life. To learn a little more on what to do or even where to go, check out his blog and his newly made Instagram page.

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Karthik is one of the Indian Travel Bloggers who has his put up his new Instagram page. Instagram.

Sankara: Be on the road

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Sankara has his blog named as ‘Be on the Road’. Instagram.

Sankara is one of the top Indian travel bloggers who is also a biking enthusiast and blogger featured in various top media outlets. He specializes to show the beauty of the world in both texts and images through his writings and photographs. In his blog ‘Be on the road’, he writes about vegetarian cuisine, wildlife holidays and unique traditions. For those wishing to travel India and explore the Indian cultures, follow his Instagram today.

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Asia’s first Amphitheatre captured by Sankara, Indian Travel Bloggers. Instagram.

Ankita Sinha: Anki On The Move

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Indian Travel Blogger Ankita in NewJersey. Instagram.

Ankita Sinha has introduced to indulge her audience into adventure sports through her blog called Anki On The Move. It is probably one of the most classy adventure blogs where she pours out her words of ecstasy attained through traveling. She has been accredited for her writings and is one of the Best Indian Travel bloggers. You’ll get your adrenaline high by watching her videos of sightseeing and sports.

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Mammoth hotsprings captured by Ankita Sinha. Instagram.

Siddhartha Joshi: The Wanderer

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Indian Travel Bloggers like Siddhartha stroll in style. Instagram.

Siddhartha Joshi is one of India’s most successful and followed Indian travel bloggers on social media. He believes travel can break the barriers and increase your acceptance level. Through his writings and photos on his blog called ‘The Wanderer’, he desires to share his passion for humanity and traveling. Siddhartha Joshi’s biggest dream is to make the world reach no boundaries and that they can travel visa-free all around.

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Siddhartha Joshi is one of the most followed Indian Travel Bloggers. Instagram.

 -Prepared by Bhavana Rathi of NewsGram. Twitter @tweet_bhavana

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Off My Bucket List : 5 Offbeat Travel Destinations for History Lovers

We travel to encounter something other than what's expected. If interest in history and travel top your list, you have landed at the right place!

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Are you a history buff and thinking about your next travel destination? We have got you covered! Pixabay

New Delhi, September 18, 2017 : Ancient ruins. Sacrosanct marvels. World-renowned points of interest.

On the off chance that these words give you adrenaline surge, hop on! Travel lovers are not simply vacationers; they can be instead called ‘fanatics’, in the correct way. They crave for information set in antiquated urban areas; stories otherwise lost. Places and individuals and culture mean quite a lot more to them than simple products of a city.

We travel to encounter something other than what’s expected. However nowadays everybody is by all accounts on a similar trail. In case you’re hoping to get off the beaten track this year and learn more about history than textbooks ever will tell, then perhaps you should attempt taking a vacation to one of these nations,

  1. India

Before you start to go the world over, it would just be smarter to travel and investigate your own nation first. Take out time and go past the pages of history books and experience the past by visiting national destinations that convey captivating stories from the past.

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Konark Sun Temple, Odisha. Wikimedia

From the Modern day Odisha, which was previously known as Kalinga and its stories of the Ashoka war, to Agra’s images of the magnificent Mughal tradition; the sanctuaries of Khajuraho which are dazzling symbols of medieval Indian design to Bengal’s stories of the Battle of Plassey; India has incalculable stories that will help you reconnect with your foundations and offer a new perspective.

ALSO READ 13 Beautiful Ancient Temples in India showcase Architectural Brilliance

  1. China

Travel back to the Ming Dynasty, the perfectly safeguarded historical destinations of China are an indication of the grandeur and radiance of its past sovereigns. In the capital city of Beijing, Tiananmen Square boasts of the Mao Zedong Mausoleum and the breathtaking Forbidden City royal residence. Marginally outside of town, the Ming Tombs are the graveyard of 13 dynastic rulers.

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180 degree overview from the north (Tiananmen Square gate). Wikimedia

An uncommon blend of age-old custom and a dynamic present day state, Hong Kong brags numerous momentous historical attractions. Make sure to visit the Peak Tower, the Po Lin Monastery with the biggest open air bronze Buddha on the planet, the Man Mo Temple and the Hong Kong Museum of History.

What can be more historical than a city, secured by the Great Wall of China. China has a plenty of social and antiquated architectural wonders, all of which toss huge light on the Asian culture and history; unquestionably can’t be missed.

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One of the greatest wonders of the world, the Great Wall winds up and down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus stretching approximately 6,700 kilometers. Wikimedia
  1. Hungary

Regardless of the possibility that you are only marginally historically inclined, you should visit the Roman-motivated Aquincum, Matthias Church, and the medieval Buda Castle and museums, when in Budapest.

Architecturally, Hungary is a fortune trove, including Roman remains and medieval town houses to flamboyant holy places, neo-classical public structures and Art Nouveau bathhouses and schools. A few people even make a special effort for another look at their “masked” top picks like the Reök Palace in Szeged, the structures of Kőszeg’s Jurisics tér or the Mosque Church in Pécs.

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Panoramic views from Gellért Hill at night. Wikimedia

In spite of the fact that the greater part of the Roman and Medieval locales are currently in ruins, there’s still much to explore and learn in the pictorial city of Budapest.

  1. Cambodia

Cambodia has a one of a kind history, an unbelievable one, nearly. The city of Angkor Wat is the centre of many explorers’ outings. This town of shrines indicates everything about the Khmer engineering and the root of Hindu myths. With the remaining parts well kept, Angkor Wat is recounting stories you aren’t probably going to hear anyplace else.

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Age old structures at Angor Wat. Wikimedia

The flickering towers of the Royal Palace, the rippling saffron of the priests’ robes and the striking area on the banks of the relentless Mekong; all tell stories of an Asia many daydream about from far off. Once known as the ‘Pearl of Asia’, Phnom Penh’s sparkle was discolored by the effect of war and upset.

ALSO READ Angkor Wat: History behind Cambodian Hindu temple

  1. Chile

Situated out in the Pacific Ocean, Easter Island, an extraordinary domain of Chile, is home to Moai statues that are the only remains of a culture that once lived here. Envision viewing stunningly carved heads, going back to a period when human advancements had only recently started. The stones that draw in guests to this island are made out of volcanic ash; many still stay in the quarry, deserted by the occupants as lessening resources on the island left their tribes bound to wars that at long last killed them off.

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The famous Moai statues are dotted around the Santiago island in various states of completion and restoration. Wikimedia

Floating a little towards the present day world, established in 1541, Santiago was based on a common colonial framework. The city became the capital of the republic in 1818 and modernization transformed it in the 1930s. Presently, Santiago is a standout amongst the most current suburb in Latin America – and one with an astonishing abundance of exhibition halls and two ensemble symphonies.

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Each of these countries is extraordinary, off-beat and offers something new. Be that as it may, on your next get-away, make your vacation something other than merely ‘sight-seing’. Not a vacationer, take a stab at being a voyager this time around and experience these nations more than ever. Keep in mind to share with us your travel tales!

 


 

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