NuNomad http://www.nunomad.com Location Independent Living Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:05:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.1 Is Travel Insurance Worth It? http://www.nunomad.com/in-the-news/travel-insurance-worth/ http://www.nunomad.com/in-the-news/travel-insurance-worth/#respond Mon, 04 Dec 2017 08:59:31 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=5332 You’re in the process of planning a trip for either business or pleasure, and right as you are making your reservations a box pops up to ask if you want to purchase travel insurance. When you look at the price of your trip and realize that if you can’t make it you stand to lose […]

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You’re in the process of planning a trip for either business or pleasure, and right as you are making your reservations a box pops up to ask if you want to purchase travel insurance. When you look at the price of your trip and realize that if you can’t make it you stand to lose a lot of money, the price of the insurance might seem worth it. The problem is that not all travel insurance packages in Winnipeg are the same. Sometimes what you think you are getting is not what you actually get when something happens. But before you dismiss travel insurance, it is best to give it a look to see if it really can benefit you should the unexpected.

Travel insurance isn’t just about not being able to get to your destination. When you are away from home, there are all sorts of things that can happen that you certainly can’t anticipate. That is why they call them accidents. It only takes one bad thing to end up costing you a whole lot. Sometimes something as silly as needing medical attention when away from home in Winnipeg can end up costing you way more than you would imagine.

In general, a completely comprehensive Winnipeg travel insurance plan will cost you anywhere from 4-8% of the total cost of your trip. If you are spending an exorbitant amount, then 4-8% can be a drop in the bucket compared to what you can end up paying if you aren’t prepared for potential glitches. But the problem is that not all insurance will cover you for all the different things that can happen. That is why, before you take out an insurance policy, it is imperative that you read the entire plan, know the exclusions, and choose one that has the most likely things included instead of excluded.

What is covered by the travel insurance?

When you are traveling, there is always the chance that weather will come in between you and your trip. Since it’s an act of nature, there is nothing you can do if your trip gets canceled due to a hurricane, a snowstorm, or even a tornado. Other unforeseen things can stop you from making your destination – like flight delays, mechanical problems, or an unruly passenger. Most travel insurance packages do cover you with full reimbursement if the conditions that lead to you not making your trip are beyond your control. All the many things that can go wrong will likely be listed in the inclusion or exclusion category as outlined.

Losing your luggage

Although it may not seem all that serious, if your luggage is lost, it can be a significant hardship for some. There is nothing worse than getting to your destination and realizing that you have nothing and you have to buy all new things. Not only is it a time inconvenience, but it can also be very costly to buy clothes and all the other things that have been lost. Most travel insurance plans will compensate you for as much as $1000-2000. The total amount allowed will be outlined in the plan.

Medical emergencies or assistance

If you are traveling outside of Winnipeg and you should have a medical emergency, then you will have to pay out of pocket. Medical care is not free abroad, and sometimes it’s not even when you travel from one province to another. Since the cost of minor injuries can add up quickly, travel insurance is an excellent way to make sure that your medical mishaps are covered so that you don’t end up paying for them. Most insurance policies will reimburse you for your medical emergencies. But make sure that they do, and also make sure to keep any medical records or receipts to prove what you paid. Also, make sure that pre-existing conditions aren’t excluded, especially if you have some that can be exacerbated when traveling.

Some vacations and trips can be very expensive, depending on where you are going. If you are going to pay the cost to travel, adding on another 4-8% might be an excellent way to make sure that you aren’t financially vulnerable when away from home. Before you purchase travel insurance, just make sure to read the entire policy so you know what is included and what is excluded. Also, plan for those things that are more likely to happen. That way your trip won’t be ruined by those unexpected small accidents that can be significant if you have to pay for them.

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Reasons to go on a river cruise http://www.nunomad.com/travel/reasons-go-river-cruise/ http://www.nunomad.com/travel/reasons-go-river-cruise/#respond Wed, 29 Nov 2017 13:56:48 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=5325 If you are serious about travelling and want to explore unknown places and locations as well as the new cultures and people that come with these locations, then going for a cruise surely haven’t crossed your mind. In fact, cruises have always been the choice for ‘tourists’, who just want to enjoy the luxury and […]

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If you are serious about travelling and want to explore unknown places and locations as well as the new cultures and people that come with these locations, then going for a cruise surely haven’t crossed your mind. In fact, cruises have always been the choice for ‘tourists’, who just want to enjoy the luxury and activities available on board the cruise ships. However, as the cruise industry evolved, this idea of the cruise has changed as well. Now with guided tours, day-visits to the centre of the mainland and the option of visiting the lesser travelled places with the smaller river cruise ships, a cruise experience can be similarly enriching as a more intimate trip. If you are someone who has never been on a cruise before, here are the top reasons why you should consider going on a river cruise.

The ultimate luxurious trip

If you have never been on a cruise before, then you cannot even fathom the amount of luxury you will be subjecting yourself to, when you go on a cruise trip. All the luxury cruise ships have cabins which are fitted with all the modern amenities and comfortable furniture. Most of the cabins also have a window or even a private deck from where you can enjoy the incredible vista of the river. Along with that, you will get to enjoy some of the best food you will ever get to have on a ship. The gourmet meals served on a river cruise are prepared by trained chefs, and the food will be accompanied by high –end wines and beverages. Many of the cruises also include the price of the food and in-house beverages with the price, which makes a cruise-ship a much better deal.

Hassle free journey

When you are travelling, there are simply a ton of things which you need to take care of. From getting the tickets to booking your accommodation, from planning the itinerary to worrying about transports, there are many things which take up your time. That results in significantly less time for exploring the places. When you opt for a cruise, you don’t have to worry about a thing. All you need to do is to get yourself on board your cruise ship, and everything else will be taken care of. The trip is all planned for you, the meals are served on board, and the cruises also arrange guided tours to the shore and to inland attractions so that you can explore the places you travel to.

Meet likeminded people

Another great reason for opting for a river cruise is the co-travellers that you will get to travel with. The people who opt for a cruise are normally the people who have already reached a respected position in their lives. This ensures that you will get to meet new likeminded people, and explore new places with them. Going on a river cruise ensures that you will get to meet people with whom you will find some connections, and maybe find a few friends in the process too.

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Tips for a Florida family vacation http://www.nunomad.com/travel/tips-florida-family-vacation/ http://www.nunomad.com/travel/tips-florida-family-vacation/#respond Wed, 29 Nov 2017 13:49:07 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=5320 With its long stretches of beaches, enchanting nightlife and distinctively Latin-American culture, Florida has been the host of thousands of travellers every year from all over the world. This Southeasternmost state of the United States of America is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. Florida […]

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With its long stretches of beaches, enchanting nightlife and distinctively Latin-American culture, Florida has been the host of thousands of travellers every year from all over the world. This Southeasternmost state of the United States of America is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other. Florida has some beautiful landscapes and attractions dotted through the state, which make it a perfect holiday destination for anyone. However, the major attraction of Florida for many people has always been the plethora of theme parks the state has to offer. These theme parks are a popular attraction among the people who are looking for a family vacation in Florida. Here are some of the best ways to enjoy your time with your family and kids if you want to go on a family holiday to Florida.

Visit Walt Disney World

Walt Disney World is most probably the most famous and the most popular theme park in Florida. And the Magic Kingdom Park of Walt Disney World is the perfect place to enjoy a fun-filled day with your kids and family.

The park gives you a chance of losing yourself in the magical world of Disney. You will get to meet all your favourite cartoon characters from your childhood days while you are here. The park provides a major nostalgia dosage which makes it a perfect place to spend time with your family. A lot of special events and live shows are also organised here during the seasonal holidays.

Spend some time in Universal Studios Florida

This is another such theme park where you must visit with your family and kids. And if you are a fan of Harry Potter, you will surely fall in love with the place. You will get to travel bellow Gringotts bank with your kids if you are in the mood for some adventure. Walk through the streets of London and enter Diagon Alley, to choose the perfect wand from the famous Ollivanders.

Ride on the Hogwarts Express to travel to Hogsmeade which is located at Universal’s Islands of Adventure theme park, if you have a Park-to-Park admission ticket. Explore the halls and staircases of Hogwarts while you are here. As you spend time in the parks, remember to dine at the Leaky Cauldron to literally have a bite of the Harry Potter world.

Visit Discovery Cove

Discovery Cove is one of the best water-based theme parks in Florida to spend some time enjoying as well as learning with your family and kids. You will get to learn a lot of things about the animals, especially the marine life which you will get to see here. From dolphins, colourful tropical fishes, sharks to many more, you will get to interact with and learn about a lot of marine animals while you are here.

You can go for a one-on-one swim with your own dolphin-friend, or you can take a dip in the waters of the Grand Reef and swim with thousands of colourful fishes. The diverse marine life, tropical birds, towering waterfalls and various other attractions make this park a must visit attraction during your family vacation in Florida.

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8 Ways To Save Money On Your Holiday Accomodation http://www.nunomad.com/blog/8-ways-to-save-money-on-your-holiday-accomodation/ http://www.nunomad.com/blog/8-ways-to-save-money-on-your-holiday-accomodation/#respond Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:03:32 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=5311 Everyone needs a break from the stresses of everyday life now and then, and what better way to do this than seeing the world? Unfortunately, seeing the world doesn’t always come cheap, and most people spend months saving up before they can even book their flights. When you’re going away to relax, the last thing […]

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Everyone needs a break from the stresses of everyday life now and then, and what better way to do this than seeing the world? Unfortunately, seeing the world doesn’t always come cheap, and most people spend months saving up before they can even book their flights. When you’re going away to relax, the last thing that you want to do is stress about the amount of money that you’re spending and wonder if you’re going to be able to cope when you get back home. To avoid this, you are going to want to save money wherever you can when planning and booking your holiday.  One of the biggest expenses you are going to have is your accommodation, so this is where you should start. Here are some ways that you can save money on your holiday accommodation.

  1. Book Separately

The first way that you can save money when booking your accommodation is to avoid package deals, and book your flights and accommodation separately. Most people opt for these package deals as they are a lot more convenient than finding your flights and accommodation separately, and save time, especially if you book through a travel agent. However, as convenient as they may be, they are often a lot more expensive than booking separately. If your money is worth more than your time, then it’s always better to avoid package deals, and book your flight and accommodation separately.

  1. Shop Around

When buying anything, you are very unlikely to get the cheapest deal if you settle for the first price that you come across. It may be surprising but different sites will advertise the same accommodation for very different prices, so you need to shop around to try to find the best deal. Luckily, there are plenty of price comparison sites online, including https://www.trivago.co.uk/, which can help you to find the lowest deal possible for your hotel, apartment, or home, to make your life a little easier.

  1. Book In Advance

If you want to get the best holiday accommodation for the lowest price, then your best bet is to book well in advance of your holiday. Plenty of people risk it, and leave it until last minute before booking this holiday essential, in an attempt to save money, but you’re very unlikely to find a great place to suit your needs if you do this, so it’s always better to be prepared and to plan ahead.

  1. Buy A House Abroad

This might not sound like the cheapest idea, and it isn’t right away, but hear me out. If you buy a holiday abroad, like the many shown on this site https://rumahdijual.com/bandung/perumahan-baru-bandung-timur, you can stay at this property every single time you visit the country. This means that you are going to save money on accommodation every time you go on holiday, which is sure to add up in the long run. You can also rent your home out to other holiday goers or even locals when you’re not staying there, so you can earn money from your property throughout the year.

  1. Book With Airbnb

Airbnb is a great website for booking your holiday if you’re not dead-set on staying in a hotel. Airbnb offers a range of different types of accommodation, including apartments, whole houses, singles rooms, cottages, or even treehouse homes. Depending on the type of accommodation, how long you’re going away for, and the time of the year that you’re going away, you can save hundreds on your accommodation using this website. You can save even more money by cooking your own meals while you go away, rather than eat out every night too, so you have some spare cash for souvenirs.

  1. Book Off Peak

A great way to save money on your accommodation, regardless of the type of accommodation you choose or how long you go away for, is to travel during off-peak season. You’ll find that you can rent a much larger home or a better hotel room for only a fraction of the price during this time, which is great if you are travelling with a large group of people, or wanted your holiday to be a little luxurious. There are other benefits to travelling off-peak too, including fewer tourists; This means that the streets will be less crowded, there will be shorter queues for attractions, and you’ll be able to have a much more authentic experience. There is the risk that the weather will be bad, so if you’re worried about this, you should travel during shoulder season instead.

  1. Steer Clear Of Cities

Everything is more expensive in cities, from food to clothes, and, of course, accommodation. You’ll find that the closer you get to the centre of a major city, the more expensive your accommodation will be; It might even be smaller, and still be more expensive. The easiest way to save money is to find accommodation on the outskirts of the city you are visiting, or steer clear of cities altogether. If you plan to do this, the most sensible idea is to visit a city like Paris, which has metro lines running across the entire city. This means that, even though you’re staying on the outskirts, you can still get to the city centre quickly and easily.

  1. Book A Hostel

There are a lot of horror stories surrounding hostels, but as long as you do your research, they can be welcoming and cheap places to stay. If you’re travelling with a few friends or alone, they’re absolutely perfect and can be a great way of meeting fellow travellers. Just make sure you look up hostels online to make sure that they’re reputable before staying there and be sure to keep an eye on your valuables at all times.

 

Holidays can get very expensive very quickly, which can be stressful if you’re on a tight budget. However, if you follow these tips, you should be able to save yourself some money on your accommodation, so that you have some spare to do something adventurous.

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Most amazing apartment locations in the world http://www.nunomad.com/in-the-news/amazing-apartment-locations-world/ http://www.nunomad.com/in-the-news/amazing-apartment-locations-world/#respond Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:04:35 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=5300 There are some corners of the globe that carry a bigger attraction than others. Whether it’s because they are set in stunning surrounds or happen to be the best places to work and play, these locations have a star quality of their own. This sprinkle of stardust serves to add to the value and increases demand. […]

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There are some corners of the globe that carry a bigger attraction than others. Whether it’s because they are set in stunning surrounds or happen to be the best places to work and play, these locations have a star quality of their own. This sprinkle of stardust serves to add to the value and increases demand.  Here’s our guide to five of the most sought-after property locations that have this appeal. If you’re looking for a serviced apartment in one of these locations or anywhere else in the world for that matter check out the serviced apartments company VISIONAPARTMENTS who may have just what you’re looking for.

Peak Road, Hong Kong

The Victoria Peak in Hong Kong is an area that regularly breaks new ground when it comes to the prices paid per square metre. Pollock’s Path, Barker Road and Severn Road all vie for the crown, but Peak Road sits above them after becoming the site of the largest property deal in Hong Kong’s history earlier this year. That deal saw 75 Peak Road sold for HK$5.1 billion, about £420 million. Space is at a premium in Hong Kong, so top quality, larger homes in streets such as this – which also have great views over the city – will continue to attract big interest and top price tags.

Peak Road, Hong Kong

Upper Fifth Avenue, New York

Several streets have attracted the ‘Millionaire’s Row’ moniker but none have carried it off with the style of New York’s Upper Fifth Avenue. Perfectly placed for some of the world’s best luxury retail brands and most iconic landmarks – it’s well worth searching FT Property Listings to find the homes with the best views over Central Park, surely one of the world’s most desirable window views.

Burj Khalifa, Dubai

A total of 900 residences are situated inside the tallest building in the world – the most literal way to ensure you live the high life. The stunning skyscraper is a telling symbol of the ambition of Dubai, a city that continues to grow rapidly with shopping and entertainment attractions. People living in the tower have access to a library, cigar club and gourmet market.

AYKON Nine Elms, London

Alongside New York, London is one of the world’s mega cities with the sort of work and leisure attractions that continue to bring people in from across the globe. Buyers are always looking for exciting new opportunities within cities such as London, and that’s precisely what the AYKON Nine Elms development will deliver. The £600 million tower block – nicknamed the Jenga tower – contains flats that will cost up to £4 million, having been designed by Versace. The combination of style and location makes this an instant winner – another among a long list of sought-after London locations.

Avenue Princess Grace, Monaco

Europe’s elite are often drawn to Monaco, a city known for its love of the finer things in life. There is, after all, good reason why the Russian oligarchs bring their huge boats here. Avenue Princess Grace hugs the harbour front and is perfectly placed to enjoy Monaco as a result. In 2014 a three-bedroom 200 square metre apartment in this street sold for €16 million.

Some of these locations have built a reputation over a number of years and are firmly established as premium property locations, while others show how man is constantly looking at new ways to develop yet more breathtaking places to live. The above list shows that the bar has been set fairly high for anyone looking to establish their own location as one of the most sought-after in the world.

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Making the Most of the Niagara Falls http://www.nunomad.com/travel/making-niagara-falls/ http://www.nunomad.com/travel/making-niagara-falls/#respond Thu, 09 Nov 2017 10:41:55 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=5293 Visiting the Niagara Falls is on many tourists bucket list. It really is a spectacular natural phenomenon that rarely disappoints. The area has been popular with tourists for nearly 200 years. As a result, there are plenty of other attractions for you to enjoy if you choose to book yourself a week in the Marriottonthefalls. […]

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Visiting the Niagara Falls is on many tourists bucket list. It really is a spectacular natural phenomenon that rarely disappoints. The area has been popular with tourists for nearly 200 years. As a result, there are plenty of other attractions for you to enjoy if you choose to book yourself a week in the Marriottonthefalls.

Plan your trip well in advance

With so much for you to do and see, understanding what is available and planning your trip is a good idea. It is the best way to ensure that you do not miss anything and that you go home with plenty of great memories.

Seeing the Falls

Top of your list has to be seeing the waterfalls themselves. There are several ways to do it. You can take a boat trip, see them from the air, walk alongside them, and even go behind them. They are all great experiences with something different to offer. Most people do them all.

However, it is important to realise that seeing the Falls from a helicopter is not cheap. If you are on a tight budget you are probably better off getting a bird´s eye view from the Skylon tower, Brocks Monument or Prospect Point.

Learning about the Falls

Included in most of the various tours include some sort of guide. This is great because they make sure you do not miss anything and also tell you about the history of the Falls. If you like this type of information, you will also enjoy visiting some of the various exhibitions and museums, in the area. The Niagara Falls Museum is well worth a visit.

Something quirky for you to enjoy

If want to see something that is truly different a visit to the weird Upside Down House could be for you. You will also enjoy Ripley´s Believe it or Not.

The Niagara Falls State Park

The area around the Falls has been protected since 1885 when much of it was designated as a State Park. This makes it a fantastic place to truly enjoy what nature has to offer. Hiking is a popular pastime in this part of the world. There is also a big butterfly conservatory for you to enjoy. The botanical gardens are fascinating and most visitors are impressed by the floral clock.

How to save money on entrance fees

One of the best things about planning which attractions you will visit in advance is the fact that you can buy your entrance tickets in advance. Doing this is a really good way to keep the costs of your trip down.

Most attractions offer considerable discounts for those who book in advance. Plus, often, those who have already bought their tickets do not have to queue. You can find out about how to find the best deals by visiting this website. It is a very good source of information, But, I would strongly advise you to still do a simple search and take a look at the coupons and discounts that are available on other websites.

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7 Money-Saving Secrets You Need to Know About Hiring a Holiday Car http://www.nunomad.com/blog/7-money-saving-secrets-need-know-hiring-holiday-car/ http://www.nunomad.com/blog/7-money-saving-secrets-need-know-hiring-holiday-car/#respond Tue, 31 Oct 2017 20:16:04 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=5288 Going on holiday should be incredibly exciting, and people will spend months planning, arranging and getting excited about it. Now, if hiring a car is part of your plans, then there are various things you should know. The majority of people will usually wonder where to find a good car hire service? But it is […]

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Going on holiday should be incredibly exciting, and people will spend months planning, arranging and getting excited about it. Now, if hiring a car is part of your plans, then there are various things you should know. The majority of people will usually wonder where to find a good car hire service? But it is more important that you focus on how to save money with them.

You often hear of bad experiences when it comes to hiring a holiday car. Services will try to sell aggressively, there is a long wait to receive your vehicle and hidden charges are some of the most common ones. But, if you do it right; hiring a holiday car can make your trip much simpler, smoother and much more enjoyable.

So, our consumer advice expert offers a guide to every aspect of hiring a car, from which insurance policy to buy to necessary checks before you drive away. These ideas will help you snag a cheaper rental car, and save money on your next road trip, whether it’s a weekend getaway or a cross-country journey.

Settle on the basic package

When you hire a car, you’ll be offered a ton of extras that you don’t need. You’ll typically be offered amazing CDW insurance, and provide things such as a spare tyre, wheel lock etc that you just don’t need.

Use your accessories

If you need things such as a satnav or child seats, then it’s cheaper to use your own. The rental service will attempt to sell you these things for extortionate prices. Plus, if you don’t have a satnav, most smartphones these days can be used as one.

Get your excess insurance

Like we’ve already mentioned, the rental service will offer you CDW insurance. But, it is significantly cheaper if you source your own. If you use independent insurance companies, you’ll most likely be able to find excess insurance for between 50% and 60% less.

Check the fuel policy

It’s crucial that you check the fuel policy, as you may end up paying unnecessary fees. For example, if the hire car comes with a full-to-empty policy but you aren’t going to drive that far, then you could pay for a full tank when you’ve only used half of it.

Photo the car before you leave

Photo the car before you leave so that you have evidence of any marks, scratches or any previous damage. This is to protect yourself in case the rental service charges you for any damage.

Photo the car when you return it

Similar to the last point; photo the car when you return it. This is to prove that the vehicle is in the same condition as when you acquired it. Again, this will protect you from any absurd claims.

Check the mileage

It’s crucial that you search for any mileage limits in the rental agreement. This is because if there is a limit and you exceed it, you’ll end up paying much more money depending how much you go over.

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How to Enjoy New York on a Budget http://www.nunomad.com/travel/enjoy-new-york-budget/ http://www.nunomad.com/travel/enjoy-new-york-budget/#respond Mon, 30 Oct 2017 14:03:39 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=5283 New York is an expensive city, both to explore and live in as a tourist. There is no doubt that NYC is of the most diverse tourist destinations worldwide. With a vibrant urban lifestyle, amazing architecture, vast green spaces, lots of fun activities and amazing tourist attractions, there is so much to see. But it […]

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New York is an expensive city, both to explore and live in as a tourist. There is no doubt that NYC is of the most diverse tourist destinations worldwide. With a vibrant urban lifestyle, amazing architecture, vast green spaces, lots of fun activities and amazing tourist attractions, there is so much to see. But it doesn’t have to be expensive.

There are various ways you can enjoy sightseeing, world-class museums, ferry trips and other amazing attractions on a budget. Here are our tips on how to enjoy NYC on a budget.

Budget Accommodation

Finding affordable accommodations for your stay in New York can be quite a problem. But you can get some good bargains if you do some research. There are numerous properties available for accommodation on letting platforms like Airbnb, flat-swap websites like HomeExchange and even fancy hotels, particularly if you avoid high-end places like Manhattan.

Most people don’t take their time researching accommodation until the last minute. Do yourself a favor by searching for ideal and affordable accommodation way before your trip and book in advance. You will get better deals and save yourself some dollars.

Take to the Water

Booking a ferry tour is one of the best ways to discover NYC’s beautiful attractions and enjoy sightseeing from a different view. The Staten Island Ferry is and has always been free from 1997 and offers one of the most dazzling views of the Southern tip of Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Enjoy sightseeing across New York bay all the way to the fifth borough.

The Ikea ferry is also free on weekends but charges $5 on weekdays and runs from Wall Street to the Swedish Furniture Store located in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Combination tours offer the best option – explore the city on a bus tour during the day and enjoy the city’s beautiful skyline on a boat tour: visit Top View Sightseeing for more info on bus tours.

Sightseeing on the Roof

They say that the best way to view New York City at its best is from the top. However, observation decks at popular Empire State Building ($32), the New World Trade Center ($32) and the Rockefeller Center ($30) will set you back a few dollars and are mostly teeming with tourists. If you don’t want to deal with lines, opt to visit one of the many rooftop bars in the city.

Rooftop bars like the copper-colored bar of the Standard Hotel in the Meatpacking District allow you to enjoy great drinks as you enjoy the views. Others include the Wythe Hotel that offers a sweeping view across the East River and 230 Fifth in Midtown.

Take a Stroll in the Park

New York City offers a selection of great parks with verdant green spaces where you can have some fun, relax, picnic and even play around. From the “Park in the Sky”- the High Line situated on a transformed elevated freight train on Manhattan’s Westside, the iconic Central Park, Flushing Meadows – Corona Park, McCarren Park, Hudson River Park, Fort Greene Park to Inwood Hill Park, you have many options.

Take a walk or hire a bike with your friends and enjoy guided tours in the Central Park. So long as the weather is good, we recommend you get some good food and find the perfect picnic spots in your favorite park. Most of these parks have lots of activities and free and fun things to do.

Enjoy Art at Flexible Fees

If you love art, you have to visit some of NYC’s top art museums. Although they don’t openly announce it, the Prestigious Metropolitan Museum of Art located in Central Park allows you pay for what you wish, instead of the stated $25 entry fee.

The same goes for Whitney Museum of American Art which allows pay-for-what-you-wish on Fridays from 7pm-10pm. The Museum of Modern Art on 53rd Street also allows free entry on Fridays from 4 Pm.

Outdoor Activities

During summer, New York City offers a wide range of free and fun outdoor activities. From swimming pools to cheap walking and biking tours, it’s easy to find something to keep you engaged all day. You can explore various NYC walking and biking tours that offer a personal-level experience of the best attractions and sightseeing spots in the city.

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Making the most of Mumbai http://www.nunomad.com/blog/making-the-most-of-mumbai/ http://www.nunomad.com/blog/making-the-most-of-mumbai/#respond Fri, 27 Oct 2017 17:43:26 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=5268 Known to some is Bombay, Mumbai is probably the most famous city in India with some of the most iconic sights you’ll find anywhere in the country. The “Gateway to India” stone arch is one of the most recognisable sights in the country, 2nd only to the Taj Mahal of course. Mumbai has a lot […]

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Known to some is Bombay, Mumbai is probably the most famous city in India with some of the most iconic sights you’ll find anywhere in the country. The “Gateway to India” stone arch is one of the most recognisable sights in the country, 2nd only to the Taj Mahal of course. Mumbai has a lot to offer tourists and also takes some getting used to as you hit the ground running when you arrive. A city not for the feint hearted, you’ll see it all, smell it all hopefully fall in love with this incredible city. So here’s a quick guide to making the most of your time there.

Getting to Mumbai

You’ll most likely be flying in to Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji airport some 20kms from the city centre. Almost all international flight booking will take you there and its easy to jump in a cab and head for the city centre, costing around £7 and takes about 90 minutes thanks to the crazy levels of traffic in India’s largest city.

Getting around Mumbai

The key districts to check out are mostly in the south of the city and offer very different experiences depending on what you want to see. Head to Kala Ghoda for the best museums in the city, Fort which unsurprisingly has a number of colonial buildings and monuments to check out. Gamdevi is the one place in the city you might find some peace and quiet while Dhobitalao and Colaba are the places to go to for shopping, eating and some of the best hotels too.

Getting around this bustling city is very simple. Jump in any black and yellow painted taxi and join the throng of vehicles with a blatant disregard for all traffic laws. Every ride is entertaining and should only cost you around £1.50 a mile. There’s also the Mumbai Suburban Railway which is definitely only for the bravest tourists. Join the 7.5 million commuters who use the railways in Mumbai every day, often considered the last resort but definitely the cheapest option. You can get a 1 day pass for just £3.

What to see and do

Kala Ghoda is Mumbai’s cultural heart and the first place you should head to, where there’s plenty of Buddhist statues Hindu monuments to discover. Then head to Apollo Blunder where you’ll find the famous Gateway to India archway. Built in 1911 its one of the most iconic sights in India and definitely the number one tourist hotspot in Mumbai.

For museums head to Fort where you’ll find the Prince of Wales museum. It was built to commemorate King George V’s visit to in 1923, and houses one of the best collections of Indian artefacts. A boat ride or walking tour is also a must to really soak up the Mumbai atmosphere and acclimatise yourself to the pace of life in this energetic city!

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Exploring the peak district of England http://www.nunomad.com/travel/exploring-peak-district-england/ http://www.nunomad.com/travel/exploring-peak-district-england/#respond Fri, 27 Oct 2017 14:40:28 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=5275 The Peak District National Park has some of the most stunning landscape you’ll find in all of England. With quaint little villages, grand stately homes and a rocky landscape that needs to be seen to be believed, we can highly recommend you taking a trip to the Peak District when you’re in England. There’s plenty to […]

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The Peak District National Park has some of the most stunning landscape you’ll find in all of England. With quaint little villages, grand stately homes and a rocky landscape that needs to be seen to be believed, we can highly recommend you taking a trip to the Peak District when you’re in England. There’s plenty to see and do here and some great large group accommodation options. Here’s our short guide to why we think you should visit.

How to get there

The Peak District is probably one of the most accessible national parks in England thanks to its location near some of the UK’s biggest cities. You’ll find Manchester to the west with Sheffield to the East. Its also a reasonable distance from Birmingham, and not too far from Leeds too, so plenty of options if you’re flying in to England or driving from other parts of the country.

Where to go

Hiring a car is a must here as its entirely drivable area where you’ll be able to explore countless pretty villages and some stately estates too. Chatsworth House should definitely be visited with its beautiful grounds and winding entrance road. Home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, this beautiful house can be explored inside and out, you may even recognise it from the 2005 movie Pride & Prejudice where much of it was filmed.

Where to stay

There’s some truly wonderful accommodation options in this part of the world. Plenty of cosy cottages, gorgeous hotels, quaint B&Bs and even party houses for larger groups. I’d recommend thinking about what you plan to do with your time while you’re in the Peak District. If you’re in to activities then find accommodation near to them so you can spend most of your time and energy on the things you love. If you’re looking for cosy English pubs then try a village or town with central hotel options. If you’re looking for epic views there’s plenty of those too but the hotels tend to be more remote, maybe thats exactly what you’re looking for! Whatever your style pick your daily itinerary first then find the perfect accommodation to match.

When to go

Even though this is an area of outstanding natural beauty just aching to be explored there is actually no preferred time of year to visit. The national park only gets more beautiful as summer transitions in to autumn and winter. Tourist numbers are lower during this time but there’s never large crowds to fight here. I can highly recommend visiting around late September or October when the trees are at their most colourful, chilly enough to light a fire in your cosy accommodation and with lower tourist numbers at museums and stately homes.

The Peak District is well worth exploring whatever your age or physical ability. With fantastic walks to be had, epic drives to numerous beautiful estates and villages, its a gem that you can visit all year round.

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