Traveling is an absolute adventure. Whether you do it as often as you can or once a year, it is something to look forward to and something worth the wait. Of course, each trip is never without its own complications, but the key to having a successful one is to plan and consider every factor possible in plotting your travel plans.
Here are some of the things you need to prepare when planning for your next trip:
Choose Your Destination
It goes without saying that the first thing you need to consider is your destination. Whether traveling alone or in a group, the first thing to decide on is where to go to next. Choosing your next destination will also make it much easier to plan your itinerary, set your budget, and decide on which article of clothing to pack. This is also where you need to make an important decision of choosing your mode of transportation and if you also need to allot money for a plane ticket or a ship fare.
Plot Your Itinerary
When you stay at hotels, it’s not all about the rooms. Of course, the quality of your accommodations is important ~ the beds and linens have to be fresh, the air-conditioning should be sufficient, the bathroom has to be clean and supplied with towels and basic toiletries, among other things. However, there are also other facilities you should look for in a hotel, like a restaurant or in-house spa — things that would help you have a truly relaxing time and forget about your stresses for a while.
Here’s a quick list of some of the best hotels around the Metro where you can treat and pamper yourself, whether you’re looking for good food, a great view, a quiet location, or all of the above!
For a Spa Treatment
The Health Club at the Makati Diamond Residences has some pretty wonderful spa offerings, like their signature massage, Swedish massage, rejuvenating facial, foot reflexology, and other truly relaxing treatments. You can also opt to have your chosen spa treatment to be conducted in the comfort of your own room, so you can just fall right to sleep on your plush bed.
Solaire Resort & Casino also has a state-of-the-art luxury spa that offers various kinds of massages, including the traditional Filipino “hilot” and a hot-and-cold stone massage. They also have a range of body scrubs, foot spas, facial treatments, and other luxurious indulgences that will leave you feeling totally refreshed and pampered like royalty. Continue reading
Does a tour through the “City of the dead” perk your interest? New Orleans is known for the way locals use over-ground mausoleums to entomb the dead, instead of the traditional below-ground burial used to other states.
If you’re visiting “the Big Easy,” then you have to visit the cities cemeteries, it’s an eerie experience you won’t forget in a hurry. Take a tour in New Orleans through these sanctuaries of the dead.
St. Louis Cemetery No. 3
The cemetery is for the artists. St. Louis Cemetery No. 3, found on Esplanade Avenue close to City Park, Bayou St. John, and the historic New Orleans Museum of Art. This cemetery is one of the city’s largest and home to the final resting place of Storyville photographer E. J. Bellocq.
Take a tour through the cemetery, or wander around yourself and gaze in wonder at the Masonic designs and detailed Greek Orthodox vaults. Accessing this site is possible through the French Quarter via the #91 Jackson-Esplanade bus line.
Finding a cemetery in New Orleans isn’t as challenging as you think. Hop on one of the Canal St. streetcars marked “Cemeteries” and ride it to the end of the line where you’ll find Metairie Cemetery. After jumping off the tram, take a short walk to the original entrance of the site, at the corner of Pontchartrain Blvd. and Metairie Road. Continue reading
There are many men and women riding motorcycles these days. Most of them ride a motorcycle to commute to and from work. Others ride for fun and recreational purposes. Riding a motorcycle is one of the cheapest mode of transportation. It is also convenient because a motorcycle can easily maneuver its way out of a traffic congestion and be on it way in no time.
A motorcycle is like a car and it needs regular maintenance and changing of worn our parts whenever there is a need. To ensure that your motorcycle continues to give its best performance, you will have to use OEM parts that fit perfectly. Many compromised on the quality of the parts by opting to use aftermarket parts due to the lower cost. Motorcycle owners will normally buy OEM parts when their motorcycle is still new but after a few years, they might switch to aftermarket parts to save cost.
The cost of replacement parts, and the maintaining of the motorcycle will depend on the type of motorcycle. If yours is a Honda vintage or a modern super bike, then the Honda replacement parts will be costlier than the normal Honda street bike. Depending on the year of your vintage model, getting the required parts may not be easy. Very few stores are willing to keep these expensive vintage parts in stock, so the best way is to source for these Honda motorcycle parts online. Continue reading