NuNomad http://www.nunomad.com Location Independent Living Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:37:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.4 For Modern Nomads: Top Tech Gear and Gadgets to Add to Your Must-Pack List http://www.nunomad.com/in-the-news/modern-nomads-top-tech-gear-gadgets-add-must-pack-list/ http://www.nunomad.com/in-the-news/modern-nomads-top-tech-gear-gadgets-add-must-pack-list/#respond Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:36:51 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=5012 Some are like the wind, going this place and elsewhere on a whim. It’s a great feeling to be free as a bird but humans are accustomed to convenience. Therefore, nomads are in need of gadgets that accommodate their whimsical lifestyle. Here you’ll find top gadgets for a small yet essential pack list. Pocket Washing […]

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Some are like the wind, going this place and elsewhere on a whim. It’s a great feeling to be free as a bird but humans are accustomed to convenience. Therefore, nomads are in need of gadgets that accommodate their whimsical lifestyle. Here you’ll find top gadgets for a small yet essential pack list.

Pocket Washing Machine

Though nomads pack light, they still need to wash the clothes they do have. Therefore, a pocket-sized ‘washing machine’ comes in very handy. All you need is a minimal amount of water and washing detergent to get your clothes clean in minutes.

Sandless Towel

Apparently, this towel will not keep sand on its surface. You’ll never be pestered by sand while on the beach. Even better, there’s no chance that your towel will bring sand with you in the car and living space.

Travel Scooter

This is great for those who maneuver around airports a lot. The luggage trailer is fit with a scooter, so you can kick your way through airport corridors. The gadget is also fitted with speakers so you can jam while you’re on the go.

Heated Socks

You’ve never experienced comfort until you’ve kept your feet warm despite frosty temperatures. The remote controlled thermal sock pair keeps toes and feet warm. Those who roam often know that dry, warm feet are essential. You can’t go wrong with thermal socks fitted with high tech.

Water Purifier Bottle

This is a traveler’s dream. It’s one thing to keep liquid cool or warm. It’s another to actually purify water so it’s drinkable. Many travel-related health issues are related to local drinking water. Nomads don’t have to be afraid to drink the water again.

Call Recorder

When you’re on the go, you don’t have time to write things down or remember tiny details with a ton of other things going on. Therefore, an auto call recorder comes in handy for those who are often on the go but reserve downtime for business, friends, and socializing. Learn more about the app.

BAC Checker

It would be incredibly convenient and a lot cheaper than getting a driving-related penalty if you had a way to check your blood alcohol level before getting behind the wheel. Now you can with a flash drive type device that connects to your smartphone. However, you should use this as a guide and not a definitive decision maker in whether you’re sober enough to drive.

Ostrich Pillow

This pillow can be taken on a plane or anywhere. And when accessing the cubby hole like design, it’s easy to catch some shade for a quick nap. The design prides itself on enabling a sleeper to escape noise, sound, and sight anywhere for a quick and efficient snooze.

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Reasons To Visit The Philippines in 2017 http://www.nunomad.com/travel/reasons-visit-philippines-2017/ http://www.nunomad.com/travel/reasons-visit-philippines-2017/#respond Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:54:00 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=5006   The Philippines attracts a lot of tourists each year. The climate of the Philippines offers pleasant weather throughout the year. The people who come here enjoy their trips and are enthralled by the natural beauty of this region. The Philippines is a set of islands rather than one country, so there are plenty of […]

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The Philippines attracts a lot of tourists each year. The climate of the Philippines offers pleasant weather throughout the year. The people who come here enjoy their trips and are enthralled by the natural beauty of this region. The Philippines is a set of islands rather than one country, so there are plenty of most beautiful places in the Philippines and you can have a long and luxurious trip without getting bored or spending too much money.

There are several factors which accentuate the fact that the Philippines must be on your travel list in 2017. Here are the top reasons to visit Philippines this year.

  1. The People

The people of the Philippines are not just friendly, but offer a hospitality which is incomparable. The Filipinos are among very kind, helpful and friendly people in Asia. So, when you reach the Philippines, you need not to hesitate to ask any help from the locals. They will make you feel very comfortable in their country.

  1. Enthralling and Beautiful Islands and Beaches

With 7107 islands, Philippines can rightly be regarded as the “Beach Heaven”. While there are many beautiful beaches, but the queen of all the beaches in the country is the “Beach at Boracay”.

Known for the vivacity of its visitors, the beach at Boracay is abuzz with human beings all through the year. It is one of the most visited tourist destinations, and on weekends and public holidays, there are parties held here that can leave you longing for more. Of course, you can swim in the clear blue water or sunbathe on the beach. The water remains clear blue all through the year and there is plenty of sun for you to get a tan.

  1. Fantastic Shopping Opportunities

You can buy anything and everything in the Philippines at incredibly low prices. Manila, the capital of the country is known as a great handicraft center.

The SM City North EDSA, is the biggest mall of the South Eat Asian region and has a number of brands from where you can shop a variety of things. If you are wondering about where to stay in Manila, then you can choose the vacation rental in Quezon City with  private rooms and homes to make the trip a wonderful experience.

  1. Climate

The climate and weather are tropical in the country. It is never too hot or too cold. The average yearly temperature varies between 26 – 27 degree Celsius.

The best time to visit the country is between November and May. During this time, the weather is pleasant and dry. The monsoon months in the country can be quite wet.

  1. Food

If you are  a foodie and love to try different cuisines across the globe, the Philippines is the place for you. Though Filipino cuisine is not very famous in the world, but here, you can find a lot of interesting dishes which you may not get to taste anywhere else in the world. Adobo, Barbeque Sticks, Sinigang, Panchit, Halo Halo are among the most famous Filipino dishes.

  1. Relaxation and Rejuvenation

One of the greatest things you can do in the Philippines is pampering your body. The spas, massages and beauty treatments can be found easily on the beaches. Here, you can get a full body Swedish massage for an hour for just $8.

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Celebrate National Experience Week and win up to £1000 http://www.nunomad.com/blog/celebrate-national-experience-week-win-1000/ http://www.nunomad.com/blog/celebrate-national-experience-week-win-1000/#respond Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:53:47 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=4999 We love experiencing new things and going on grand days out learning new skills or taking on a life-long fears! Right now its National Experience Week in the UK from 17th April to 26th April and we wanted to share with you an awesome competition our friends over at Into The Blue are running. Make a […]

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We love experiencing new things and going on grand days out learning new skills or taking on a life-long fears! Right now its National Experience Week in the UK from 17th April to 26th April and we wanted to share with you an awesome competition our friends over at Into The Blue are running.

Make a wish-list and win up to £1000 in experiences!

Everyone has a wish-list of things they’d love to try. What’s on your list? We’ve certainly got lists ourselves, its the very reason we love to travel so much and experience new things. I know high on my wish-list is a sports car track day! While my wife would love nothing more than a flight in a stunt plane. So what makes it on your list? Maybe you’d love to learn something new? Or be pampered for a weekend? Well now your wish-list could help you win big!

Enter the competition

Intotheblue.co.uk are giving away up to £1000 in experiences and you could be in with a chance of winning by simply making a wish-list of your own on their site. Here’s what you need to do

Go to intotheblue.co.uk and search for your ultimate experiences

Create a wish-list on their site and add at least 2 experiences. The more the merrier!

Share your wishlist on social media atTwitter or Facebook tell your friends what you wish for. Remember to include the hashtag #nationalexperienceweek

Check out the full terms and conditions here

Runners up prizes

Don’t worry if you don’t win the grand prize, they’re also giving away 2 runners up prizes of £100 in experience vouchers.

Follow for more competitions and offers

You can also follow Into The Blue on Twitter and Facebook for more competitions, giveaways and special offers.

 

Good luck!

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Camping in the South of France http://www.nunomad.com/travel/camping-south-france/ http://www.nunomad.com/travel/camping-south-france/#respond Mon, 10 Apr 2017 14:47:46 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=4991 The South of France isn’t only for 80-foot yachts, film festivals and the glitterati of the world. It’s also for us, the average Joe’s and Joanne’s. Wherever you want to stay, whatever your interests, whatever your budget, there is a Yelloh! Village situated in the most fascinating regions of the South of France, from Canet-en-Rousillon […]

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The South of France isn’t only for 80-foot yachts, film festivals and the glitterati of the world. It’s also for us, the average Joe’s and Joanne’s. Wherever you want to stay, whatever your interests, whatever your budget, there is a Yelloh! Village situated in the most fascinating regions of the South of France, from Canet-en-Rousillon to the Alpes-Maritimes.

The villages alone make fabulous holidays: heated swimming pools and water sports, spas to relax in and be pampered, activities and entertainment for all ages and staff whose priority is you. Add to that the adventures awaiting as you discover the authentic South of France and you have the holiday of a lifetime! There are more things to do and see than we could possibly tell you about here, but we have some “teasers” to whet your appetite.

You can journey into France’s illustrious past. In Montpellier, the narrow cobblestone paths lead you to magnificent architecture from the Middle Ages to the 18th century. Then join today’s Montpellier and the camaraderie among the locals at the Marché des Arceaux (Arches Market) as you browse the stalls brimming with locally sourced foods, apparel and tchotchkes. Sip a sweet, licorice-flavored pastis, the area’s signature apertif, at one of the charming outdoor cafes.

Béziers is one of oldest towns in Europe, first settled 2,700 years. There are the Romanesque churches and arenas and remains of the Cathars, an early Christian culture whose mysterious past includes the legendary Holy Grail.

Briançon in the Haute Alpes department is the highest town in all of Europe. It also has more forts than any other area in France. You could spend the whole day exploring the forts and villages in the mountains, but you don’t want to miss the town for its architecture, the ancient sundials and the Place d’Armes square surrounded with colorful, pastel homes and buildings.

Sète is the “Little Venice” of France. The fishing village is intersected with canals lined with quaint houses and shops. Watch the fishermen bring in their catches and then enjoy fresh mussels and fish stew with the smell of the sea wafting the air. A hint: Walk a few blocks inland for the reasonably priced restaurants.

For millions of years, the sparkling turquoise-green Verdon River has carved deep valleys out of the limestone cliffs that rise above it up to 700 metres high. The Gorges du Verdon is nature at its most majestic. You can best experience it on the river itself, whether you choose a canoe, kayak or pedal boat.

Here’s a chance of a lifetime! In Grasse, the perfume capital of the world, you can create your own fragrance. Tour the old perfumeries with their methods that go back to the 18th century and see the farms and their acres of flowers.

For animal lovers, there are the white horses of Camargues, a splendid centuries-old breed that roams freely throughout the reserve. There is also the Réserve Africaine de Sigean with 3,800 animals on 300 hectares in one of the first nature parks in Europe.

Of course, you’re going to search out the countless wineries spread throughout the region. An unimaginably “best kept secret” is the Languedoc wine-producing region, where you can drive along dusty roads, stopping along the way to sample the fruits of the vine of independent vintners.

Think about the inimitable French food: the basket of freshly cut baguettes; salads with baked goat cheese, roasted duck, freshly grilled seafood, or foie gras; poached eggs and lardons; fondu-like aligot; and truffles.

It’s all there for you and so much more—a literally endless variety of things to see and do in the South of France. I don’t know about you, but I’ve talked myself into planning my next trip there!

Check out our guest post over on the Yelloh Village blog right now with some fantastic road trip advice for discovering the best of the art world along the French Riviera.

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Where to see the Great Migration in Tanzania http://www.nunomad.com/travel/great-migration-tanzania-where-see/ http://www.nunomad.com/travel/great-migration-tanzania-where-see/#respond Mon, 10 Apr 2017 03:30:22 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=4985 There are many reasons to visit Tanzania: Mount Kilimanjaro, Lake Victoria, beaches along the Indian Ocean, Stone Age sites. As wondrous as those places are, there is nothing more spectacular, memorable or soul stirring than the Great Migration: 2 million wildebeest, 400,000 gazelle, 300,000 zebra and 12,000 eland. The herds migrate from the Serengeti National […]

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There are many reasons to visit Tanzania: Mount Kilimanjaro, Lake Victoria, beaches along the Indian Ocean, Stone Age sites. As wondrous as those places are, there is nothing more spectacular, memorable or soul stirring than the Great Migration: 2 million wildebeest, 400,000 gazelle, 300,000 zebra and 12,000 eland. The herds migrate from the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania to the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. And there is no better way to experience it than with Tanzania Odyssey.

The wildebeest migration is entirely dependent upon the rainfall patterns, so the exact route and where you should be on what day cannot be predicted with even a modicum of certainty. The only sure thing is that the herds will not migrate in the same way twice.

During February, wildebeest cows give birth to 8,000 calves a day for two to three weeks in the southern part of the Serengeti, the Ndutu region of the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, where the grass is rich in potassium, calcium and phosphorous for the cows to provide the most nutritious milk to their newborns. Also the grass is short and doesn’t provide cover for predators waiting for the calves. Once the grass plains are depleted, the herd moves to the west toward a trio of small alkes, Ndutu, Masek and Lagarja for the water and spread out in groups of tens or hundreds of thousands across the plains west of Ndutu.

During April and May, some herds head directly across the plains of the central Serengeti and some move on to the Western Corridor on their way to Maasai Mara. When July comes, they step up their pace and progress to the Masai Mara as the reserve receives rain from Lake Victoria, continuing north to the Mara River

The river crossings are magnificently dramatic. The herds cross at different points from year to year, choosing the most placid stretch of water without vegetation on the other side that could be concealing predators. Traditionally, August has been the best month to catch a crossing, and Kogatende is a great place to stay. Throughout August, September and October, herds cross the river daily, sometimes going back and forth across the river. You might see herds crossing in different directions on the same day. Once they have arrived on the grasslands of the Maasai Mara, the wildebeest spend a few months there, taking advantage of the scattered green pastures and intermittent rainstorms to feed and fatten up.

By late October, the first short rains begin to fill up the waterholes and spark new growth in the short grass plains of the southern Serengeti. The wildebeest, tightly grouped, start their trek south through the eastern woodlands of the Serengeti and spread out once again when they reach the open plains. From there, they make their way to the Ndutu region where they will give birth and continue the cycle that wildebeest have followed for more than a million years.

Tanzania Odyssey  offers packages to two mobile camps, Serengeti Safari Camp and Serengeti Under Canvas, that, in particular, surpass similar accommodations in keeping up with the herds, locating near or amongst them at any time of the year.

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3 Best Motorcycle Trips to Take Before You Die http://www.nunomad.com/travel/3-best-motorcycle-trips-take-die/ http://www.nunomad.com/travel/3-best-motorcycle-trips-take-die/#respond Tue, 28 Mar 2017 10:05:05 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=4979 Getting out on a motorcycle for a nice long ride is something that needs to be planned accordingly, and even when you do that, there is always something that gets in your way.  If you are a motorcycle rider that drives hundreds of miles in a single trip, that is dedication to the “sport” or […]

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Getting out on a motorcycle for a nice long ride is something that needs to be planned accordingly, and even when you do that, there is always something that gets in your way.  If you are a motorcycle rider that drives hundreds of miles in a single trip, that is dedication to the “sport” or the hobby of enjoying the trip from a different vantage point than the rest of us are accustomed to. If you think you are out of ideas for a nice, long road trip on the bike, think again.  Here we have the top three motorcycle trips you should take before you die.

West Virginia and Route 50

According to the bike trip experts that you can read about online, one of the best road trips that you can plan is along The George Washington Highway and Route 50 in West Virginia.  The twists and the turns through the mountains are sure to forge memories that will stick with you for a long time.  You will cruise through a national forest and past some of the most beautiful rivers that you have ever seen, making it a bike trip worth putting on your bucket list.

Needles Highway in South Dakota

If you are planning to attend the huge motorcycle rally held at Sturgis each August, why not plan a road trip to get you there?  The Needles Highway is likely the most traveled when it comes to those heading to Sturgis each year.  The road fits the motorcycle very well, much like motorcycle helmets fit tight on your head.  It was designed to bring you the best views, the smoothest sweeping turns, and will be begging you to slow down and enjoy the view.  The highway features two tunnels and sheer granite walls on either side of the road, not to mention the sight of a bison or two along the way.

The Legendary Tail of the Dragon, North Carolina

The odds are very good that from that moment you purchased your touring motorcycle you have heard about the Tail of the Dragon.  Easily the number one road trip location for a motorcycle or sports car enthusiast, the Tail of the Dragon features more than 300 curves in just 11 miles.  The name is just as cool as the road trip and if you ever wanted to see the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from a bike, this is the road you will find yourself on.  The road will help you keep safety in mind as the “Tree of Shame” marks all that have crashed while on the road and is a spectacle to see in itself.

The country is huge and there are many roads to travel on, but if you are a bike rider with grit and the love for seeing something new, these trips are just three to add to your list to see before you die.  Motorcycle riders from all over the world experience these trips and they tell the stories that go along with them as well!

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Top Holiday Spots Across The World http://www.nunomad.com/travel/top-holiday-spots-across-world/ http://www.nunomad.com/travel/top-holiday-spots-across-world/#respond Fri, 24 Mar 2017 10:25:12 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=4975 The face of the planet is changing constantly due to the actions of man. Some of these efforts have resulted in some stunning resorts. Holiday spots that will be burned in your memory for ever. The shrinking of the world due to easier communications and faster travel has really upped the competition. Operators in the […]

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The face of the planet is changing constantly due to the actions of man. Some of these efforts have resulted in some stunning resorts. Holiday spots that will be burned in your memory for ever. The shrinking of the world due to easier communications and faster travel has really upped the competition. Operators in the tourism industry are no longer just competing with people in their area. Now they have to compete with people from other regions. Where once the word wild life safari was associated with tracking lions across an African plain. Now people can find wild life safaris in Europe and other non-common safari destinations.

What Makes A Resort A Top Holiday Spot

Really it all boils down to hospitality. Regardless of what the infrastructure may have cost or what activities are offered. Poor customer service is always a deal breaker. Peer review travel and tourism sites are terrific places to get feedback on the service at resorts. These sites have forums where actual visitors review the resort. This allows for you to properly vet the options. However, beware as some resort owners pay people to write good reviews.

Once that is out of the way then you can begin to look at all other factors. Such factors are usually very specific to the individual that generalizing would be a great injustice. However there are some key areas that should be focused on when trying to find the top holiday spot.

These factors include comfortable accommodation, good menu and interesting activities. Whether you are vacationing in a foreign city or hitting the outdoors it is important to consider accommodation. It should at least be comfortable compared with the top competitors. But without being over-prized. Going to a resort without the entertainment package you want is just like depositing real money at an online casino that does not offer the games you want. It is an absolute waste of time and money. You can visit www.maplecasino.ca for more information.

Bad food has been known to destroy an otherwise perfect holiday experience. Just check if their menu is satisfactory to you. Activities are the actual reason you are on vacation. To actually experience a different world.

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Minimalist Packing for Nomadic Travellers http://www.nunomad.com/blog/minimalist-packing-for-nomadic-travellers/ http://www.nunomad.com/blog/minimalist-packing-for-nomadic-travellers/#respond Thu, 16 Mar 2017 05:06:31 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=4969 If you often find yourself gazing jealously at that one guy who can fit all of his stuff into a 30L backpack while you’re straining to contain all your earthly possessions in an 80L behemoth, perhaps you need to rethink what you’re actually counting as essential to your nomadic travels. Becoming more of a minimalist […]

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If you often find yourself gazing jealously at that one guy who can fit all of his stuff into a 30L backpack while you’re straining to contain all your earthly possessions in an 80L behemoth, perhaps you need to rethink what you’re actually counting as essential to your nomadic travels. Becoming more of a minimalist will take the strain off your back and make packing a dream, instead of a horrible nightmare from which you can’t wake.

Check out the following tips to lighten your load and slim down your backpack:

Clothing

Most nomadic travellers think that they are doing pretty well with the small capsule wardrobes they carry, but the fact is that most of us could do better. Travelling with only two of everything essential, so that you can wear one and wash one will help to free up some space in your pack and is ideal for nomadic travellers. You can make this work extra-well by purchasing neutral clothing in a similar style. So that you can mix and match and still look great.

Toiletries

Thanks to social media, lots of travellers are now packing every cosmetic under the sun in an attempt to look ‘Instagram ready’ at all times. This is plain stupid. They’re filling precious backpack space and making their load heavier just out of vanity. If you’re serious about travelling minimally, all you really need is a toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo and a hairbrush, along with a small first aid kit.That will keep you clean enough for the most part. You can even minimize that list by replacing soap and toothpaste with Dr Bronner’s Castile Soap!

Shelter

If you plan to spend a lot of time sleeping outdoors, some sort of shelter will be necessary, but ‘standard’ tents just take up too much space. Instead of buying an overly expensive impractical tent, take the time to find all there is about survival shelters online. Many survival shelters are extremely light and in some cases, can be made from your surroundings, to lighten your load. Failing that, asking your local camping retailer to recommend a good backpacking tent should suffice.

Gadgets

If you want to be minimalist, you’re going to have to give up the Apple Mac. If you need regular access to the internet, you can visit an internet café or hostel to get online instead. If you really must, you could pack a tablet, but there really is no need when most places have somewhere you can log on.

Phones can be a real lifeline when you’re travelling, enabling you to get help quickly in an emergency, but instead of carrying a distracting smartphone with you everywhere, why not buy a cheap throwaway at every location you visit? It’ll already be setup to work in your location, and you can donate it or pass it on to another traveller when you move on.

Kindle

If you’re the kind of traveller who can’t go a day without reading a good book, investing in a Kindle might be worthwhile. They’re very small and compact, so although they will take up some space in your pack which might technically be ‘unnecessary’ because they are so small and because they allow you to carry a whole library around with you, they could be a worthwhile addition.

How do you minimize the contents of your backpack when you’re travelling?

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Puerto Rico: Land of Natural Wonders and Adventure http://www.nunomad.com/travel/puerto-rico-land-natural-wonders-adventure/ http://www.nunomad.com/travel/puerto-rico-land-natural-wonders-adventure/#respond Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:37:59 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=4960 One of the great pleasures of a trip to Puerto Rico is its incredible diversity. For thrill-seekers, it offers a variety of white-knuckle adventures. For beach lovers, its white sandy shores rival anywhere in the world. For history buffs, there are plenty of monuments of days gone by. And that’s without even scratching the surface […]

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One of the great pleasures of a trip to Puerto Rico is its incredible diversity. For thrill-seekers, it offers a variety of white-knuckle adventures. For beach lovers, its white sandy shores rival anywhere in the world. For history buffs, there are plenty of monuments of days gone by. And that’s without even scratching the surface of the countless natural wonders that this island has to offer including towering mountains, cascading waterfalls and lush green rainforest. Though there is plenty to do and see while you are here, take a look at this list of some of the top attractions to inspire you if you are planning a visit.

El Yunque National Rainforest

Sometimes referred to as the Caribbean rainforest, El Yunque is a wonderful destination for hikers looking to enjoy a unique natural environment. Don’t forget to pack your raincoat if you’re planning a visit as it tends to get very wet here! There are 13 well marked trails that vary in difficulty so decide which you want to take depending on your fitness and experience. If you are only planning on staying for a short time, La Mina & Big Tree Trail are the most popular trails. If you are planning on staying longer, many people choose to stay overnight either by camping in the park or staying in a guesthouse. Best of all, it’s free to visit if you are on a budget.

El Morro

The capital of the island is the historic town of San Juan. Jutting out from here is the six storey fortress known as El Morro. Built way back in the 16th century, it survived through two World Wars and numerous other minor battles. As well as being a fascinating site for history enthusiasts, is also offers superb views over the Atlantic Ocean. It can take upwards of three hours to explore the entire fortress, so make sure you wear some comfortable shoes.

Flamenco Beach

Located on the island of Culebra, this is a beautiful spot for sun seekers, snorkelers and people searching for some seclusion. The white sand contrasts with the turquoise water, and it really does feel like you’re setting foot on an island paradise. It’s located about 20 miles east of the main island of Puerto Rico, so it may well be worth staying overnight to fully appreciate this picturesque place.

Rincon

This is the number one spot on the island for surfing and whale watching. Many expats have also chosen to make Ricon their home. Although the waves do rise up to enormous heights in certain areas, there are also beaches which are more appropriate for swimming and relaxing. Between January and March is the peak season for whale watching, when people hope to spot a few of the famous humpbacks.

Rio Camuy Caves

Yet another impressive natural wonder, this enormous cave system covers 268 acres – believed to be the third largest in the world. Visitors are whisked 200 feet below the ground’s surface to see the impressive formations on a guided tour that takes in all the natural wonders.

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Can You Really Live Your Travel Dreams? http://www.nunomad.com/blog/can-you-really-live-your-travel-dreams/ http://www.nunomad.com/blog/can-you-really-live-your-travel-dreams/#respond Wed, 01 Mar 2017 01:58:30 +0000 http://www.nunomad.com/?p=4955 We all dream of having the opportunity to travel at some point in our lives but for many people it can often seem like just that: a dream. There are often thousands of different reasons that people have for why they can’t go out into the world and travel like they’ve always wanted to. These […]

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We all dream of having the opportunity to travel at some point in our lives but for many people it can often seem like just that: a dream. There are often thousands of different reasons that people have for why they can’t go out into the world and travel like they’ve always wanted to. These can range from money to family commitments to simply not feeling as though they have the time to do it. Of course, as with many things in life, there are always going to be roadblocks, but that doesn’t mean that you should just give up on what you want and walk away. After all, nothing worth doing was every easy and life isn’t going just to hand you the things you want. If you want to do something, then it’s your job to go out and get it. Fortunately, if you really do want to travel, then there are plenty of ways that you can do it more easily than you might expect. Here are just a few ways that you can make your dreams of traveling finally come true.

Set a budget

If you feel like you don’t have the kind of money in order to travel, then it’s time you started thinking about saving. Despite what many people think, a lot of us have more money than we might think. Most of the time this comes down to the fact that people are often pretty bad at taking care of their money on a day-to-day basis. This leads to people making small purchases here and there that don’t seem like a big deal on their own but tend to add up over time. This means that by the end of each month you’re left with nothing to put away for later. If you want to set aside the money that you need for your dream trip, then you need to start saving more carefully. This can actually be a lot easier than you might because if you know the kind of traveling that you want to do, then you’re going to have a pretty solid goal in place.

Knowing how much you want to save and hold long you want it to take is a great way to give yourself a clear goal and really will incentivise you to be more careful with your money.

Follow travel blogs

If you want to find the perfect places to travel, then you’re going to want to be plugged into all of the latest information. Where guidebooks used to be the best you could hope for now, thanks to the internet, you can find people who offer the most up-to-date information you could possibly hope for. There are thousands of travel blogs that you can use for information. Some are general blogs which offer great advice on travel in general while others like alaskatravelgram.com are more specific to certain places. Not only are they updated regularly with great content but they often are run by just a single person or a small group meaning that they’re much more likely to offer their honest opinions. That way you don’t have to worry about whether or not the information you’re getting is biased in any way.

Find ways to save money

Even when you’re saving up the money you need to travel, the kind of costs involved can be a little intimidating. Luckily there are plenty of different things that you can do in order to bring the price of travel down. For one thing, you could think about traveling at specific times of the year. The more popular months are almost guaranteed to be more expensive both regarding accommodation and travel, so why not pick a time of year when the prices are lower. This also has the added benefit of reducing the kinds of crowds you’re going to have to deal with. There are plenty of other ways to save money too, check out a whole bunch of them here.

Go in a group

One of the biggest fears that people have when traveling is the idea of the risks involved. If that’s something that worries you then why not think about taking some travel buddies along with you? That way you can give each other the confidence boost that you need to go for it finally. Plus you’ll often find that a trip is made that much better when you have people to share the experiences with. You get to create memories and become closer as friends as you discover some incredible places. Traveling with friends also comes with the added benefit that it can potentially save you money. Traveling alone can sometimes come with a premium on things like accommodation. You often have to pay extra in order to secure a private room and plenty of places actually offer discounts to groups. If you’re dead set on making a trip on your own that that’s great, but taking some friends along might be the perfect way to finally break past whatever it is that’s been stopping you going on that trip that you’ve always dreamed of taking.

Of course, there will sometimes be things stopping you traveling that you simply can’t get past, but these things are almost never permanent, and it’s far more likely that it’s a psychological element that’s preventing you from going after what you really want. Like all great things, traveling can be pretty scary, but that’s part of what makes it so exciting. You’re taking the leap into a fascinating and unknown world, ready to broaden your mind and open yourself up to new experiences. It’s completely understandable that that’s going to make you feel pretty nervous. But you shouldn’t let that stand in your way. Sometimes all you can do is just bite the bullet and go for it even if you’re scared to do so. You’re almost certain to be grateful that you did and after even a single trip you’ll undoubtedly find yourself completely hooked and ready to start planning your next journey straight away.

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