Category: Before Your Trip

10 Things you probably didn’t know about Aruba but should

About 29 kilometers north of Venezuela in Southern Caribbean Sea is the beautiful and idyllic island of Aruba. Together with other Dutch territories in the Caribbean, they are referred to as the Dutch Caribbean or the Netherlands Antilles. About 29 kilometers north of Venezuela in Southern Caribbean Sea is the beautiful and idyllic island of

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Everything you need to know about Singapore Changi Airport

Here is a low down on actual statistics; About 100 airlines with a total of 6,400 weekly flights operate here. The flights go to 300 cities in 60 countries. Welcome to Singapore. Wherever you are coming from, there is no way you are going to avoid the Singapore Changi Airport. You may just as well

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10 Things you probably didn’t know about Jamaica but should

About 90 miles south of Cuba lay the third largest island of the Greater Antilles. Its name is Jamaica. The island’s surface area is 4249 square miles and it is nestled in the heart of the Caribbean Sea. It also happens to be one of the most sought after tour destinations. About 90 miles south

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10 Things you probably didn’t know about Hawaii but should

Everybody knows that Hawaii is a beautiful volcanic travel destination. Ask any American kid to tell you something about Hawaii and they are likely to come up with a story about Pearl Harbor bombing by Japanese Air force during the WWII. Everybody knows that Hawaii is a beautiful volcanic travel destination. Ask any American kid

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Uncover the History Behind Belize

Note that the name ‘Balis’ might have come from the Mayan word ‘Belix’ which means ‘muddy-watered’. River Belize is muddy. Belize gets its name from Rio Balis (River Belize). The earliest records of the name come from Fray José Delgado, a Dominican priest in 1677. He records having crossed 3 rivers – Rio Soyte, Rio

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Uncover the History Behind Guadeloupe

One interesting bit about the island is that Christopher Columbus discovered the pineapple here in 1493 and called it ‘pine cone of the Indies’. In Antillean Creole, Guadeloupe is known as Gwadloup. The island country was named by Christopher Columbus in 1493 after the venerated Spanish town of Guadalupe in Extremadura. The name is derived

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Uncover the History Behind Dominican Republic

Once upon a time the Taino Peoples of the Americas were the ancestral owners of the Dominican Republic. Unfortunately, this would not be so after the conquering Europeans arrived in their great numbers after the discovery of the island by Christopher Columbus in 1492. Once upon a time the Taino Peoples of the Americas were

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Uncover the History Behind Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda is Spanish for ‘Ancient and Bearded’. Antigua and Barbuda is Spanish for ‘Ancient and Bearded’. The twin-island country is nestled between the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. Upon landing on the islands, you will know why the country is nicknamed the ‘Land of 365 Beaches’. Everywhere you look, you will find

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10 Things you probably didn’t know about Cayman Islands but should

There is actually a town called Hell in the Caymans…you will probably want to find out why. The Cayman Islands are an Overseas British Territory located on the Western Caribbean Sea. The country is made up of 3 islands namely; Cayman Brac, Little Cayman, and Grand Cayman. The islands are especially popular with businessmen and

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5 Boutique Hotels You Need to Consider Staying at in Sydney

Sydney is Australia’s largest and most important city. It thus sees a lot of business and leisure travellers. If you ever find yourself in the city, see that you stay in any of the following boutique hotels. You will be given the best Sydneysider hospitality. Sydney is Australia’s largest and most important city. It thus

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