NuNomad http://www.nunomad.com Location Independent Living Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:56:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.1 Great family activities to see and do on the Isle of Wight http://www.nunomad.com/blog/great-family-activities-to-see-and-do-on-the-isle-of-wight/ http://www.nunomad.com/blog/great-family-activities-to-see-and-do-on-the-isle-of-wight/#respond Tue, 01 Aug 2017 08:56:17 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=5158 Located just 4 miles off the coast of Hampshire and less than 2 hours away from London, the Isle of Wight is the perfect family holiday destination. Popular amongst tourists since Victorian times, the Isle of Wight is famed for its stunning coastal scenery and with plenty attractions and landmarks to explore there is something […]

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Located just 4 miles off the coast of Hampshire and less than 2 hours away from London, the Isle of Wight is the perfect family holiday destination. Popular amongst tourists since Victorian times, the Isle of Wight is famed for its stunning coastal scenery and with plenty attractions and landmarks to explore there is something for the whole family.

Holiday cottage experts Blue Chip Holidays talk us through some of the best activities to see and do on this fantastic island.

V-Dub Island (11th – 13th August 2017)

This family friendly festival is a great place for lovers of Volkswagens and music of all types. The seventh V-Dub Island event takes place from Friday 11th till Sunday 14th August 2017. With three stages and over 80 bands and DJ’s there is something for everyone.

Festival goers can join in on ‘The VW big drive’ on Saturday morning, driving through some of the islands most stunning scenic roads, or why not just admire others vehicles competing in the Show and Shine. There is even a cooking in a camper competition, great for any budding chefs.

Located on South Fairlee Farm, family weekend tickets (2 adults + 2 children) cost just £80 and include camping and access to all of the events.

For more information visit the website: http://v-dubisland.com/

Shanklin seafront

Shanklin is one of the Isle of Wight’s most popular resorts, encompassing much of its traditional charm. Shanklin’s golden sandy beach makes it great for swimming or surfing, or if you want to relax why not hire out a beach hut and take in the spectacular views.

Shanklin promenade is filled with amusements, arcade games and golf courses, as well as some great places to eat and drink. For some family fun why not try the Pirates Cove, an 18-hole adventure golf course and adventure park that will keep the kids and ‘big kids’ amused for hours.

For more information visit the website: http://www.shanklinseafront.co.uk/

Adventure Activities Isle of Wight

No trip to the Isle of Wight is complete without getting the adrenaline pumping and with activities situated all over the island, Adventure Activities Isle of Wight caters for everyone. Try a spot of kayaking on the open sea or try your hand at archery or mountain boarding, Adventure Activities has it covered.

The Adventure Activities Booking Centre based at Afton Park is open every day of the week and is where daring adventurers can go and choose their activities. Adventure Activities offers almost 30 activities situated across the island.

The company can cater for any size of group including families and school groups to stag and hen parties, and with activities costing from just £12 it really is an affordable day out for all.

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5 Active Outdoor Vacations For Adventure Loving Families http://www.nunomad.com/travel/5-active-outdoor-vacations-adventure-loving-families/ http://www.nunomad.com/travel/5-active-outdoor-vacations-adventure-loving-families/#respond Mon, 31 Jul 2017 18:00:50 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=5151 The beauty of a vacation means something different to everyone. Some families will jet off to a quite beach and enjoy uninterrupted bliss in the sunshine, while other families will head to the countryside, visiting family and catching up with old friends. But neither is wrong. Because vacations really are what you make them. But […]

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The beauty of a vacation means something different to everyone. Some families will jet off to a quite beach and enjoy uninterrupted bliss in the sunshine, while other families will head to the countryside, visiting family and catching up with old friends. But neither is wrong. Because vacations really are what you make them. But when you’re a family that loves to get outside and take a taste of the wild life, an adventure vacation could be exactly what you’re looking for. If you’re not sure what kind you want to head on this year, here are a few options to inspire you.

Camping

First of all, you may want to consider going camping with your family for your next vacation. When you love to be outside, and you’re keen on going on adventures, then camping should always be at the top of your list. Camping with kids can be a lot of fun. You can head out into nature, go on hikes, cook campfire food and even play a bunch of different games too. With camping, you can make your experience as adventurous or as tame as you want it to be.

Lakeside Lodge

If your family has a love of the water, then you’re definitely going to want to consider going to a lakeside resort. With the choice of huge parks or more serene spots, you can definitely customize your vacation to your needs. Heading out to have fun with watersports, enjoying peace and quiet by the lake, and even heading out to fish can be a lot of fun for the entire family.

Skiing

When you’ve got a huge sense of adventure, you may find that you go camping and head to the lake a lot. So, if you want to switch things up, why not think about going on a winter adventure this year? There are so many ski resorts around the country and internationally that it’s something you could easily do. Heading out on the slopes, snowboarding, and even enjoying the social side of things can be great for a family that wants a good balance of both.

Road Trip

If you find that everyone has a lot of different ideas about what they want to do, or where they want to go, why not turn your vacation into a road trip? You can camp out, stop by the lake and even ski if it’s on your route. So pack up your Thule rack with everything you need for the water and the snow. You could even take your bikes! Then, you can be sure to indulge in a lot of different mini adventures under one big vacation umbrella.

 

Safari

 

Or maybe this year is the year that you’re going to do something different. You want something big and fun and exciting. So, an African adventure may await you, with a safari style experience thrown in. And if you’re not looking to head overseas right now, you may want to see if you can recreate a similar safari experience with a bit of wilderness survival instead. That way, you can combine your sense of adventure and camping skills and see where it takes you.

 

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Tips to Help You Find Cheap Accommodation During Your Travels http://www.nunomad.com/blog/tips-help-find-cheap-accommodation-travels/ http://www.nunomad.com/blog/tips-help-find-cheap-accommodation-travels/#respond Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:52:24 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=5147 So you’ve packed your bags, picked a destination and done your research on where you want to go. Whether you’re doing it for the sake of travelling or starting a new life somewhere else, the first thing on your mind should be lodging. Without a place to sleep, you’re going to be in serious trouble. […]

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So you’ve packed your bags, picked a destination and done your research on where you want to go. Whether you’re doing it for the sake of travelling or starting a new life somewhere else, the first thing on your mind should be lodging. Without a place to sleep, you’re going to be in serious trouble. The last thing you want to do is camp out in the streets with a sleeping bag. Not only could it be illegal or get you into trouble, it’s not exactly comfortable and you’ll start regretting your travel decision almost immediately.

So to assist in your travels and help you save money, follow some of these tips to help you get comfortable and affordable accommodation while your travel.

Work to rent

Take a look at places like property websites and social media and you’ll usually find some people who are willing to let you stay at their home for an extremely cheap price or even free assuming you help them with something. For instance, a farm stay gives you the chance to stay at a farm and learn how it works while also having a place to sleep. You’ll usually get basic facilities and amenities depending on the host, and assuming you do the chores you’re expected to you’ll have a comfortable place to stay for the duration of your travels.

Take your own accommodation

If you’re willing to drive to the location, then PMX camper trailers offer a fantastic alternative to the search for accommodation. Assuming you have a place to camp (this can usually be found with an internet search) you’ll have a cheap way to move around and a comfortable place to sleep for the night. They usually require a bit of setup depending on which model you pick, but they’re far more convenient and often safer than staying with strangers or looking for a cheap hotel or hostel.

Try couchsurfing

While the idea of sleeping on someone else’s couch might sound a bit questionable, it’s perhaps the cheapest way to travel and experience another country or live independently for a while. If you plan to move to another country and you need a cheap place to stay to get your bearings, then couchsurfing is a fantastic way to get started. Take a look at websites such as Global Freeloaders and you’ll find a massive network of people who are willing to loan out their couch for free for you to sleep on. In addition to free accommodation, you’ll get to interact with locals, perhaps get some free meals and receive whatever help people are willing to offer.

Look for a hostel

The most common option people pick is to look for a hostel. They usually offer far more amenities than a regular hotel, such as access to a kitchen and a communal area. You also pay less for a hostel than a hotel, but some people don’t enjoy the idea of sharing bedrooms or living areas with strangers. If you can look past this, then a hostel is not only a cheap place to stay but also a fantastic place to make friends and network with others.

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The most remote destinations on earth http://www.nunomad.com/travel/most-remote-destinations-on-earth/ http://www.nunomad.com/travel/most-remote-destinations-on-earth/#respond Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:21:58 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=5140 Are you the type of person who just wants to get away from it all? Then you’re in luck. Even with a population pushing 7.5 billion, there are still corners of the planet which remain hundreds of miles from the nearest civilization. Take a look at some of these incredibly rare and remote destinations. Easter […]

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Are you the type of person who just wants to get away from it all? Then you’re in luck. Even with a population pushing 7.5 billion, there are still corners of the planet which remain hundreds of miles from the nearest civilization. Take a look at some of these incredibly rare and remote destinations.

Easter Island, Chile

Easter island is more than 1000 miles off the coast of Chile in the Pacific Ocean. Technically, it’s a Polynesian island, but it’s so far from its nearest neighbor, it really is a place unto itself.

The island is famous all over the world for its beautiful Moai monoliths, the remains of an ancient civilization that once called the island home. And it’s a great place for star gazers too. Being thousands of miles from the nearest civilization, there’s practically no light pollution on the island, giving tourists stunning views of the southern night sky.

Urumqi, China

China might be the most populous country on Earth, but that doesn’t mean that it is rammed full. In fact, outside of the coastal cities, China is no more densely populated than the rural US. China is still a fundamentally agrarian place, despite its stunning economic achievements over the last couple of decades.

Urumqi is one of the loneliest places outside the Great Wall. The great Silk Road passes the town which is now a trading hub for the region. To get there, you’ll first need to travel to a major Chinese airport and then hop on a train to take you deep into the Chinese interior. Apparently, a train journey from Beijing to Urumqi only takes 33 hours.

Galapagos

When Charles Darwin visited the Galapagos islands in the Pacific, his view of life was immediately transformed. There were so many unique and unusual creatures on the island, they couldn’t be there by chance. They had to have evolved there separately from life elsewhere, becoming specialists in their own biological niches.

Today, tourists can go on a Galapagos tour which showcases the island’s incredible wildlife and stunning landscape. Since Darwin’s visit on the Beagle, the islands have become among the most famous in the world, despite their remote location.

Madagascar

Madagascar broke away from mainland Africa millions of years ago. Like Galapagos, creatures are living here that can’t be found anywhere else. One creature, the Madagascan pochard – a duck – is so rare it only lives on one lake in the whole of the country.

Madagascar is the place to go if you want to experience wildlife like you’ve never seen it before. The country remains relatively unspoiled, which means that there’s a good chance you’ll see lemurs and other exciting fauna. The coasts of the island are stunning, thanks to limestone karst formations.

And compared to getting to many places on this list, getting to Madagascar is relatively easy. Although you can get on a boat and travel across the Indian Ocean from Reunion, it’s far easier and quicker just to hop on a flight from Paris. You can now get direct flights from Paris to Antananarivo.

 

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5 ways to turn social media into your career http://www.nunomad.com/blog/5-ways-turn-social-media-career/ http://www.nunomad.com/blog/5-ways-turn-social-media-career/#respond Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:15:35 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=5136 In today’s society, one of the best ways to be successful is through social media. A career in social media can be very profitable, and provides unparalleled flexibility in regards to your working hours and the kinds of tasks you have to undertake. It is no wonder that many people, not just those from the […]

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In today’s society, one of the best ways to be successful is through social media. A career in social media can be very profitable, and provides unparalleled flexibility in regards to your working hours and the kinds of tasks you have to undertake. It is no wonder that many people, not just those from the younger generation, are turning towards social media in search of a potential career path. There is no one way to find success. Instead, there are a range of routes you can take. Below are 5 different ways to turn social media into your career.

Blog

Do you have something specific that you absolutely love? Something that you could just go on and on about forever? If so, blogging could be the perfect outlet for your creative energy. The great thing about writing a blog is that it can be focused on whatever topic you are drawn to. The internet is big enough that you will surely find fellow enthusiasts. By growing your blog, you will also attract advertisers. They will offer you money to place adverts on your site, or it is very common for companies to request that your review their products in exchange for a fee.

Twitter

Twitter is often overlooked as a platform that can make you money and provide you with a creative career path. This is largely due to a media obsession with stars of YouTube and Instagram. However, Twitter is actually a great place to begin your career in social media. There are a number of ways for you to use Twitter to boost your online presence.

Instagram

If you are a budding photographer, a fashion fanatic, a fitness freak, or a complete foodie, Instagram is the perfect place for you to share your passion. However, just because something is creative, it doesn’t mean it can’t make you money. Instead, there are plenty of ways for you to earn money from Instagram.

YouTube

If you want to share something you are passionate about with the world, YouTube is a great place to start. Honestly, you don’t even need to have a strong passion. You’d be surprised at how many people are interested in the random thoughts and ramblings of another person. The YouTube community can be a great way to build connections, so even the simplest content can attract viewers who are feeling alone. Why not start your journey by using a YouTube banner creator? This will help you to make your channel stand out and look more professional. It will also demonstrate your creative flare and therefore will be an essential part of attracting people to your videos.

Pay others to advertise your brand

If you already have your own business, or your job involves raising the profile of your employees, why not consider paying others to advertise your brand? It is a tactic that many savvy companies are using, so don’t be left behind. By securing a brand deal with social media stars, you will attract new people to your business. If your company struggles to reach a specific audience, make sure that your target social media personalities that appeal to this group.

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The Ultimate Dubai To Do List http://www.nunomad.com/travel/dubai-ultimate-to-do-list/ http://www.nunomad.com/travel/dubai-ultimate-to-do-list/#respond Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:32:43 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=5131 The thing with Dubai is that there is so much to see and do it can all become a bit overwhelming. That is why it’s vital that you plan your trip and all the stuff you want to get done, so you don’t end up missing anything. But with such a large choice, what things […]

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The thing with Dubai is that there is so much to see and do it can all become a bit overwhelming. That is why it’s vital that you plan your trip and all the stuff you want to get done, so you don’t end up missing anything. But with such a large choice, what things should you not miss? Read on to find out.

The Palm Atlantis Water Parks

What the most perfect thing to do when the weather can reach temperatures of 45 degrees centigrade? Well, of course, it’s cool off with a trip to a water park. Luckily, the residents of Dubai have caught onto this, and there are quite a few different choices on offer.

However, if you want the full experience to take a trip to the Atlantis Hotel, on the outer reaches of Palm Island. Luxurious, the hotel in itself is a joy, and you will also find two parks to choose from there.  The first is the Aquaventure Park that comes complete with rubber ring rapids and slides to ride.

The other is Dolphin Bay, where yes, you guessed it you can have a swimming with dolphins experience. A memory that will last you throughout your trip and beyond.

Ski Dubai

Now, you might also like to pop along to the very incongruous, but amazing indoor snow dome at Ski Dubai. That’s right a snow dome in the desert!  

There you can ski, snowboard, and even sledge if you like. There is even a Santa’s grotto there in December if you want to feel super Christmassy and wintery.

Mall Of The Emirates

Ski Dubai is located in the Mall of The Emirates, but it’s definitely not the only thing that you should do while you are in the area. Obviously, there is the fabulous shopping that includes stores such as Apple and Alexander McQueen.

There is also the Magic Planet a great entertainment centre geared towards the young and the young at heart. So if you have the kids with you on your trip is a must. You can also find a Cinema showing the latest box office hits there. As well as a host of restaurants to get refueled and refreshed at, before hitting the shops again.     

Tour The Desert

Now, we all know that Dubai is a city in the desert, and if you want to get closer to this environment then why not book a tour of the surrounding area?

A great way to do this is to treat yourself to a Dubai desert safari, where you will ride out into the wildernesses in a specially equipped four by fours. Soaking up the atmosphere and even getting to visit such spectacular sites as the Oasis of Liwa.

Visit The World

Lastly, did you know that while visiting Dubai you can experience a world trip? Well, you can if you visit the amazing World Archipelago, a coastal development in the Marina. Where each individual land mass if designed to represent a part of the world.

There you can hand out at the beach club, and eat at Tror Blanco, or even just take a dip in the pool to cool off.

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Why Serengeti National Park Is a Must for Your Next African Adventure  http://www.nunomad.com/blog/serengeti-national-park-must-next-african-adventure/ http://www.nunomad.com/blog/serengeti-national-park-must-next-african-adventure/#respond Wed, 12 Jul 2017 09:06:15 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=5121 No matter where you’ve been on this awe-inspiring planet, you have not seen anything like the Serengeti National Park. It is a return to the world before time began, largely the same as it was millions of years ago. Endless plains stretch beyond the horizon under a sky of unsullied blue. Acacia trees provide umbrellas […]

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No matter where you’ve been on this awe-inspiring planet, you have not seen anything like the Serengeti National Park. It is a return to the world before time began, largely the same as it was millions of years ago. Endless plains stretch beyond the horizon under a sky of unsullied blue. Acacia trees provide umbrellas of shade. Sausage trees festooned with scarlet flowers provide food. Rocky outcrops become havens. Rivers become domiciles for ravenous crocodiles and gaping-mouthed hippos. And throughout it all, animals roam as they have for time immemorial through the circle of life as predators lie in wait. You may have seen vivid films of the Great Migration, but they fade into nothingness compared to seeing it happen before you, as the guttural sounds in the distance and the rumble of hoofs moving the ground beneath you announce the arrival of the animals.

So, where to start on such a life-changing adventure? Consult with Africa Odyssey to determine where and when to visit based on your schedule, interests and budget.

The Great Migration

Long before humans devised a yearly calendar, wildlife were following their own annual cycle, as more than a million wildebeest and hundreds of thousands zebra form an alliance to make the 480-kilometer journey in search of food and water. The zebra eat the longer grasses so the wildebeest have the shorter grasses they prefer; the wildebeest’s instinctual sense of smell ensure the herds will have water every day.

Each stage of the migration is unique. From December through March (timing is approximate), the wildebeest and zebra, and some gazelles who will tag along for a bit, gather in the South Serengeti to graze and to calve, bringing more than 500,000 offspring into the world. In April and May, the migration moves to the Central Serengeti and the Seronera River Valley, an area that skirts the borders of the grassy plains of the south and the wooded hills of the north, drawing wildlife from both habitats with year-round water and vegetation. In June and July, the migration moves along the Western Corridor to the Grumeti River infested with Nile crocodiles and hazardous with its rushing currents.

Seronera River Valley

 

Any time of year, wildlife may be seen here: wildebeest, zebra, elephant, giraffes, gazelle, among them. There is also the greatest number of predators. You will hear the whispering of the grasslands as lion, cheetah and hyena prowl, as well as the smaller predators: mongoose, fox and jackal.

Moru Kopjes

Like oases in a barren desert, kopjes provide wildlife with shade, water to drink, plants to eat and caves for cool shelter amid the grassy plains. The granite outcrops are also vantage points on which to scan the landscape for predators. The Moru Kopjes in Central Serengeti is your best chance to catch a glimpse of the elusive and endangered black black rhino.

Hot Air Balloon

Yes, it’s expensive and you have to get up in the middle of the night (pick-up is 5 a.m.), but you really must. There is no better way to see the Serengeti. The balloon rises with the sun as the sky turns from purple to pink until the plains are flooded with gold. It soars as high as 300 meters for a panoramic view of the animals going about their everyday business, then drops down to tree-top level, and you may find yourself staring into the face of a giraffe munching on the leaves.

These are only a small fraction of the wonders of Serengeti National Park. Africa Odyssey has years of experience creating personalized itineraries and will be invaluable in planning your adventure of a lifetime.

This post is sponsored by Africa Odyssey

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4 non-London city breaks to try in the UK http://www.nunomad.com/travel/4-non-london-city-breaks-try-uk/ http://www.nunomad.com/travel/4-non-london-city-breaks-try-uk/#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:52:22 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=5114 Particularly if you are hitting the UK as a tourist from abroad, it can be easy to get all wrapped up in the hype of London. True, it might be the capital, but don’t let that hide the fact that there are other gems across the UK – many of which aren’t even mentioned in […]

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Particularly if you are hitting the UK as a tourist from abroad, it can be easy to get all wrapped up in the hype of London.

True, it might be the capital, but don’t let that hide the fact that there are other gems across the UK – many of which aren’t even mentioned in the travel brochures. Many of these aren’t blighted by waves of tourists and provide a proper glimpse of day-to-day life in the respective area. While this might not be for everyone, for some people at least this can be a welcome change.

Following on from the above, let’s take a look at some of the best city breaks that you can take advantage of in the UK – which don’t include The Big Smoke.

St David’s

Let’s start with perhaps the most surprising city on the list. In fact, due to its size, St David’s in Wales isn’t even called a city by some people – even though strictly speaking it is. It houses a population of just several thousand and is officially the UK’s smallest city.

Unsurprisingly, it doesn’t attract waves of tourists – its size for a start just doesn’t permit this. However, the whole area is immersed in beauty and with Pembrokeshire National Park just a stone’s throw away, it gives the city-feel something of the suburban feel.

Birmingham

On the other side of the coin we have one of the UK’s biggest cities in the form of Birmingham. Sure, it’s by no means anywhere near the size of London, but it’s still second in the list and has a population of over one million people.

If you’re visiting from abroad and want a glimpse of “normal” city life, Birmingham paints a pretty accurate picture. Its status in the country means there are hordes of attractions and it’s another one of those examples where you don’t have to venture too far for a little quaintness. For example, the famous Belfry golf course is just a short drive away, and this can also mean that it’s suitably located for anyone who wants to wind down with a spa break and round during their city escape.

Canterbury

The next suggestion is a city that perhaps sits in-between the previous two that have been looked at. Canterbury has some immense history behind it – with a lot of visitors tending to catch the train from London just to look at its famous cathedral.

As well as the big cathedral, farmers markets and local restaurants are hugely popular and provide an outlook on what life in the “other cities” really is like for UK residents.

Lincoln

If we venture to a slightly different area of the country, Lincoln is another city that proves popular with visitors. Again, it’s quite small, but still manages to be basked in histories with a castle the centerpiece.

As well as the above, it also boats a cathedral, while you can wander round the cobbled-streets at your will and explore all of the main shops that you would expect.

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Tips for Getting Married While on Vacation Abroad http://www.nunomad.com/in-the-news/tips-getting-married-vacation-abroad/ http://www.nunomad.com/in-the-news/tips-getting-married-vacation-abroad/#respond Wed, 28 Jun 2017 08:12:37 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=5111 Are you thinking about tying the knot in a different country? In the United States, marriages that are performed abroad are accepted by any state if they are legal in the foreign country. However, every country has its own set of rules, which might vary from one city to another. Therefore, you need to consider […]

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Are you thinking about tying the knot in a different country? In the United States, marriages that are performed abroad are accepted by any state if they are legal in the foreign country. However, every country has its own set of rules, which might vary from one city to another.

Therefore, you need to consider the following before deciding to get married in a foreign country:

Who Will Set It Up?

You have three options: hold the wedding at a respected hotel, do everything for yourself, or hire a wedding planner who is based in the foreign country. If you choose the hotel option but you have never been to it, ask the owners to send you some brochures outlining their services as well as recommendations from their previous clients. Good hotels will have qualified personnel to help you plan your wedding.

The best hotels will also know local regulations, be able to bypass bureaucracy, and provide an on-site coordinator. However, if you decide to do everything alone, you need to start planning early.

If your girlfriends are joining, you can prepare their bridesmaid dresses fairly easily – you can check out a web page such as www.azazie.com/all/bridesmaid-dresses. It will even be easy to coordinate, as you can arrange the everything online.

What will it Cost?

In many cases, the bride and groom travel alone to keep expenses down. However, you need to know that excluding airfare, an overseas wedding usually costs less than having one at home. Moreover, the more guests you bring, the more likely you are to get a good deal at the hotel you choose to stay in.

What Are Your Residency Requirements?

If you are wedding in France, you might need a longer residency than in other countries. Scotland and Switzerland have no such requirements when it comes to residency. If you are going to England, either you or your spouse needs to be in the country for at least fifteen days before the big day.

However, the recent change in rules means that you do not need to hold your wedding in the district that you fulfilled your residency. Before planning anything, you should ask the country’s consulate whether the days are actual or business days. In some countries, you might be required to make an announcement in the local paper to allow people to voice any objections.

Religious vs. Civil

In Portugal and Aruba, you need to have citizenship to hold a civil ceremony. In Greece, you need to fulfill an eight-day residency. This means that the best option would be to hold a civil wedding ceremony at home and plan the religious one abroad. However, additional restrictions may apply: for example, rabbis in Scotland do not preside over interfaith ceremonies, but you can bring your own rabbi.

What Documents will You Need?

Providing the essential paperwork is as challenging as picking your bridesmaids. Aside from getting whatever the country requires, you might be asked to provide additional documentation; for instance, in Mexican some cities, you need to have health certificates from doctors in the country. Keep in mind that some of these documents might need to be sent before the actual wedding day or translated.

This means that you should know as much as possible about the country in which you plan to tie the knot. Do your research before jetting off to this foreign land. A quick fact-finding assignment to your wedding destination will help you to know more.

While on vacation, your schedule might be a bit hectic, especially if you want to go sightseeing. For this reason, you might need to stay awake longer. If caffeine from your morning Joe doesn’t work, you can always reach for some other natural supplements such as nootropics. According to the owner of Corpina, nootropics will allow you to stay active and functional for longer.

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As a blogger, I am always on the hunt for new sources of inspiration for my work and writing. Over the past few years, I’ve discovered that there is no better way to get inspired than to go off traveling and experience new places and cultures.

There is no more inspiring continent than Europe, and many famous authors and artists have found inspiration and motivation for their work in many of the different countries.

Are you an uninspired creative? Here are the 20 top European destinations you should visit to find your spark again!

Dublin, Ireland

Stop off at the Guinness Brewery for a quick taste of Ireland’s most famous drink before exploring the city’s pretty streets. Many authors have written some famous books in Ireland’s capital, such as James Joyce and Michael Scott. So, why not follow in their footsteps and start your next novel in this beautiful city.

2) Berlin, Germany

Berlin is soaked in history, so there is no wonder that it has inspired work based on World War Two and the division of the city caused by the Berlin Wall. There are lots of interesting museums and galleries in the city these days, all of which will stir up some inspiration within you. If that doesn’t seem to do it, head out to the Gruenewald forest for some picturesque walks.

3) London, England

There is so much going on, you might have a difficult decision deciding what to do! But at least you will have plenty of ideas for stories and blog posts from being so active and busy! If you want to try and catch a glimpse of the royal family, visit Buckingham Palace right in the center of the city. For more royal inspiration, Windsor Castle isn’t too far away by train.

4) Paris, France

How about a trip to the capital of love? It is said that there is no more romantic place to be in the world than Paris so, if you have been planning to write the next 50 Shades of Grey, you might want to book a few nights here. During your visit, you could visit the famous Moulin Rouge to take in a show or go shopping down the Champs Elysees.

5) Venice, Italy

Most people just want to sit back and relax while they are on vacation, and you can do just that while bobbing down one of Venice’s many canals. Punting is a very popular way to see the city, and it gives you the perfect chance to unwind as you watch the world go by!

6) Rome, Italy

If you love art and fine food, then there is no better destination than Rome. The city has been inspiring artists for centuries – just look at all the Renaissance artworks and architecture there is to offer! Whether you want to write a travel post, food blog, or are interested in setting your novel in Rome, there is plenty here that will inspire you!

 

7) Barcelona, Spain

George Orwell set his book, “Homage to Catalonia” in Barcelona, and a host of other well-regarded novels have also been set in this Spanish city. There is some stunning architecture throughout the city, but one of the must-see pieces has to be Gaudi’s famous Parc Güell. You can find out more about Gaudi’s time in Barcelona here.

8) Reykjavik, Iceland

The Travelsphere tours of Iceland give you a taste of everything the whole country offers. You spend some nights in bustling Reykjavik as well as a couple of nights out in the wild countryside. If Reykjavik’s unique culture doesn’t inspire you, then seeing the Northern Lights surely will!

 

9) St. Petersburg, Russia

Russia may have a completely different flavor to anywhere else in the world, but many travelers agree that St. Petersburg has some European flair. There are beautiful works of art and elegant statues waiting for you in the Hermitage Museum, and you can also see some of the world’s most famous eggs in the Faberge Museum. Oh, and don’t forget to sample some proper Russian vodka!

10) Provence, France

If you think Paris might be too busy for you, why not head to France’s scenic countryside? The absolutely fantastic views and landscapes will surely inspire you to write some beautiful travel prose. Plus, thanks to the variety of this area, you could stay in the rolling countryside or choose accommodation on the picture-perfect coastline. The choice is yours!

11) Copenhagen, Denmark

If you have always been slightly in tune with your childish side, visit Copenhagen, the home of Hans Christian Anderson. This Scandinavian capital might tempt you to start writing some children’s stories or fairy tales. Be sure to visit the Little Mermaid in the harbor – she will surely fill you with some wonderful ideas!

12) The Fjords, Norway

If you want some peace and quiet, then you can’t go wrong with visiting Norway’s Fjords. The closest cities to them are Bergen and Stavanger, and most visitors stop off for a few nights in either of these to soak up some city life. The best way to travel up the Fjords is to take a ferry trip. Remember to pack your hiking books as there will be plenty of opportunities to explore the rolling countryside!

13) Lisbon, Portugal

If you are thinking about going away this summer, it’s not too late to book a trip to Lisbon. When the weather is good, the beaches are the perfect places to hang out. They are great for people watching so anyone who needs some inspiration for characters will find this city very useful! Take a walk up Lisbon’s hilly outskirts to get to the historic area to soak up some traditional Iberian culture.

14) Orkney, Scotland

Do you enjoy bracing scenery and rugged countryside? If so, you will absolutely love the Orkney Isles, just off the coast of Scotland! Some of the islands are more remote than others. If you don’t want to feel completely isolated, spend your time in Kirkwall, Orkney’s biggest town. By the end of your time on the islands, your writing will be as good as Orkney’s most famous contemporary writer!

15) Prague, Czech Republic

Why not follow in Franz Kafka’s footsteps in the city of Prague? This historic capital city is a fantastic destination for history aficionados. Stroll over the Charles Bridge and head up to the big castle, which has been overlooking the city for centuries.

16) Lake Garda, Italy

Lake Garda is Italy’s biggest lake, so that means you can expect to unwind by the water, taking in the pretty views and catching up on your holiday reading! There are also plenty of hiking trails that snake through the gorgeous Italian countryside. So, for those of you who want to be active as well as well-relaxed, book a stay in one of Lake Garda’s cozy lakeside retreats.

17) Gothenburg, Sweden

Want to experience Scandinavian cool and style? Then spend a week in Gothenburg! This is a very laid-back city, and you will find that many people spend their afternoons in the many buzzy bars, cafes, and restaurants. Things work at a much slower pace here in Gothenburg, so there is plenty of time to relax and get to work on your writing or sketching!

18) Rhodes, Greece

Are you looking for great food, awesome scenery, and lots of history? You need to book a trip to the island of Rhodes! Rhodes has everything you’ve ever wanted from a holiday destination, and it has fabulous beaches to boot. It’s also well-placed near other Greek islands so you will be able to easily go travel hopping. But no one can blame you for wanting to remain on Rhodes; it truly is beautiful.

 

19) Krakow, Poland

Krakow isn’t such a tourist hotspot as some of the other destinations on this list – at least not yet, anyway – so you will certainly escape the crowds when you visit here. Walking around the city is a great way to see all the awe-inspiring buildings and churches here. Make sure you take a walk to the 16th-century Wawel Castle and its museum. It has some beautiful artwork inside, dating back to the Renaissance period. For a somber day out, take the hour’s drive to Auschwitz, a former concentration camp.

20) Bavaria, Germany

If you have always liked the idea of spending a week exploring fairy tale castles, think about going to Bavaria for your next vacation. The most famous of all the fairy tale castles has to be Neuschwanstein Castle, which is just a 70 minute drive from the city of Munich. But just working your way through the Bavarian countryside is a great way to spot gorgeous castles, as there are many dotted through the forests and on top of hills.

Don’t let your lack of inspiration prevent you from working on your writing or artwork. You just need to book a trip to one of these awesome European destinations! Once you arrive, you will certainly feel your creative juices start to flow again!

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