Affordable travel destinations

Travel the world without breaking the bank – affordable travel destinations make these places a must-go.

Here are some places I am interested in going:

  • Cape Town – Picturesque beaches, Mediterranean weather, fun bars and cheap drinks… Cape Town has it all.
  • Vietnam – Vietnam is a booming travel destination, with historical spots to explore. There are breathtaking landscapes if you visit Vietnam for the nature. The night life is electric if you visit Vietnam in the city.
  • Ecuador – There’s volcanic islands in Ecuador. Check it out if you’re interested. There are also Andean peaks, beaches, and the Amazon rainforest to visit for your dose of adventure.
  • Poland – If you are interested in architecture or history, Poland is a must-go. Centrally located in Europe, Poland is often an underrated destination compared to other European countries. Poland has delicious food, great beer, and a rich culture – you’ll find something to enjoy.
  • Montreal – Montreal is the world’s second largest francophone city after Paris, and is one of the most bilingual cities in Quebec and Canada. Whether you are exploring during the day or night, Montreal has plenty of activities and events throughout the year.

Watch the video below to see what other places are affordable! It may inspire you to try travelling to places you never thought you would.

Feel free to recommend me other affordable travel destinations if you have any. I would love to hear them!

Survival 101: The Jellyfish

Jellyfish may seem like funny little blobs, but their history (and future) are far from boring. Jellyfish consist of 95% water, do not have a brain or spine, and primarily rely on the currents of the ocean to move around; yet, there are over 1,000 species of jellyfish, some of which have been around for 500 million years (making them older than the dinosaurs). With ocean temperatures rising, many sea creatures are facing extinction, but somehow, these medusae just keep on swimming. To learn more, watch the video below:

 

Quiz: Attractions in European Cities

 
Select the five attractions that belong to each European city. There are 50 places of interest, 10 cities, and 7 minutes on the clock. Want an extra challenge? Play in teams and see which group finishes first and with the most correct answers. And remember, no cheating! Click here to play.

 

Attractions

The Best Way to Board an Airplane

If you’ve ever flown on an airplane, you know how time consuming it is to board the aircraft. Between families settling into their row, passengers struggling to find space for their carry-on in the overhead bins, and people mixing up their seat location, the whole affair can take close to half an hour. As it turns out, there is a faster and more efficient way to to get up in the air. So what are you waiting for? Watch the video below to find out the best way to board an airplane.

 

Happy Valentine’s Day

Whether you’re in a steady relationship or rockin’ the single life, we think everyone should celebrate Valentine’s Day. It’s a day we cherish the people we love and thank them for their support and devotion, whether they’re a significant other, a family member, or a friend. It’s a day we put aside differences, forget petty arguments and take the time to appreciate one another. So go ahead, call your parents and tell them how much you miss them; have a coffee with a friend you haven’t seen in a while; tell your kids how proud they make you feel. Take the time to celebrate the bond you have with others and most importantly, the love you have for yourself. Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

Happy Valentine's Day

15 Chocolate V-Day Recipes

There’s no secret that Valentine’s Day goes hand in hand with one particular food… CHOCOLATE. And hey, this may be a blog all about healthy stuff, but you’ve got to admit, cheating every once in a while doesn’t hurt. Click here, for 15 chocolate Valentine’s Day inspired recipes that you won’t want to share. Get ready for ultimate bliss.

 

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How to Say “I Love You” Around the World

I love you. Regardless of where we come from, these three magic words exist worldwide and apply to people of all walks of life. In honour of this upcoming Valentine’s Day, click here to learn eight different ways to say “I love you” around the world. You can also learn about different ways to vocalize affection for family, friends and significant others. Languages include French, Korean, and even Arabic.

 

I Love You

Why do we Love?

The cynics say love is a disguise for fulfilling our sexual needs. The realists say it is a mechanism to ensure the survival of our species. The optimists… well, they think love is a way to achieve emotional fulfillment and social closeness with others. For philosophical theories on why we love, check out the video below.

 

The Solution to Air Pollution

Air pollution is a major concern in cities around the world, particularly in areas with high population density who rely primarily on manufacturing for economic prosperity. Cities like Delhi, India,   Baoding, China and   Riyadh, Saudi Arabia struggle to lower smog and ensure that the air is breathable. The million dollar question is: “Is there a cost effective way of bringing down levels of air pollution that is actually effective?” Turns out there is, and the solution is much simpler than you would think. Watch the video below to learn more.

 

 

Health Benefits of Tai Chi

Tai Chi is often referred to as “meditation in motion”, but it appears that a better term may actually be “medication in motion”. Practitioners of Tai Chi often experience improved strength, balance, flexibility and even mental well-being. This stream of martial arts is easy on the body and can be modified to suit the elderly, those confined to a wheelchair, or those who have just undergone surgery. If you want to learn more about the health benefits of Tai Chi, click here for the full article.

 

Tai Chi