Escape Rooms: Exactly What Are They & Why Are They Popular For Travelers

If you believe escape room owners want all to escape, you’re wrong. The ideal way to learn why folks love escape rooms is to visit one. Join us and learn whether you’ve got what it requires to get from the escape room. Even if you’re not able to finish your escape the hour is stuffed with intrigue.

You’re locked inside of a room, and you have to try and escape the room within a specific time period. Your aim is to locate the secret to get back out. An escape room is just what you require!

Hank Davis, from number one escape room las vegas, gives us the lowdown in our exclusive article!

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4 Tips For Planning a Destination Wedding

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You’re getting ready to get married, but you want to do something slightly different than the traditional ceremony. Instead of having it in a church or even at a local garden, you may want to travel to a beautiful area across the country to celebrate your nuptials. These ceremonies are often referred to as destination weddings because you arrive at your destination, exchange vows and ultimately end up married to the one you love. If this is something you want to do, check out some of the helpful tips below.

Choose Your Ideal Destination Ahead of Time

There are so many beautiful places to get married. Some people choose Costa Rica while others want to have their ceremony in the Bahamas. Because there are tons of different options, make sure to do your research ahead of time. “You need to find out more about these different areas and the specials they may offer to those who are planning destination weddings because it is possible to get a great deal on a wedding package.” according to Forever True International Wedding Designs, a wedding planner in Vancouver.

Make a List of Items You Must Bring With You

One thing you certainly would not want to deal with is forgetting important items that you need for the ceremony. However, if you fail to make a list of those items, it may be much easier for you to forget all about them. Write out a list of all the things you need to bring with you, including the dress, suits, wedding bands and any decorations you plan on using. As you start packing those items, you can cross them off the list, which is a great way to make sure you do not forget anything.

Prepare for the Weather in the Area

Some people assume the weather is going to be absolutely amazing the entire time they are at the ideal destination simply because it is known for its warm, tropical weather. If you do not know what the weather is going to be like in that area, you may not pack the right stuff. Although the weather is often unpredictable, do not hesitate to review a weekly forecast to get a fairly good idea of whether or not it will be extremely hot, chilly or even a bit rainy during your visit.

Talk to Potential Guests Ahead of Time

You may be able to afford a destination wedding, but that does not mean everyone you want to invite can afford to fly out to that specific location. After you have chosen the destination, get in touch with the people who are closest to you. Most destination weddings are fairly small with just a few close family members and friends. Get a list of who can come and who will be unable to go for different reasons, whether they are unable to get time off work or simply cannot afford it.

Forever True International Wedding Designs in Vancouver says “By talking to family and friends ahead of time, it is easy for you to figure out exactly how many people will be attending the ceremony. You would not have to worry about wasting food or paying for extra rooms because you would already know who would be coming with you and who would not be able to make it.”

These four tips are useful for anyone who is planning a destination wedding. It does not have to be complicated to plan things out. In fact, it should be quite simple and fun for you.

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Las Vegas Travel Guide: Number One Escape Room

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Imagine a door closing behind you and a small group of friends. You can hear the lock slide into place and that’s the moment all of you get to take off your blindfolds. Depending on the exact puzzle or game all of you have chosen, you have anywhere from 30 minutes to four hours to use your intelligence, your wits, and anything you can find in the small room in order to escape before time runs out. No this isn’t the setup to another Saw movie but is the beginning of a new trend known as real life escape games have a bunch of them.

While no one would ever want to find themselves trapped inside a room with only so much time to get out in real life, for individuals or group of friends who enjoy a mental challenge and real-world problem-solving, escape rooms in particular offer both in a setting that is exciting and gives a very clear win and lose scenario. If you manage to escape the room in time you win. On the other hand, if time is up and you still haven’t managed to find a way out you lose.

Continue on to part 2 to finish our in-depth article on the Number One Escape Room in Las Vegas

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Take Beautiful Vacation Pictures With These Simple Travel Photography Tips

Whether you are a professional photographer, or just a hack at it, photography and travel go hand in hand. We love to capture the beauty and unique qualities of the things we see while travelling. Whether we’re abroad, or exploring some place closer to home, we want to come back with great photos that remind us of the amazing experiences we’ve had. Here are some simple travel photography tips to help you capture your coming travelling adventure.

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Six Tips For Great Pictures While Traveling

    1. Take a Wide Variety of Photos

Capture a wide variety of photos showing where you are, how the weather is, what your surrounding is like etc. Pay attention to the background of the photos, and make sure that you include information that gives them context. Take shots that will tell the story of your journey from the beginning to the end.

    1. Capture The Details

Some people get so wrapped up in taking shots of landmarks and landscapes that they overlook the details. Turn you camera away from the easy to spot features, and look for details that make the place you’re visiting unique. Create a collection of photos that show the differences between your home country, and the place you’re visiting, for instance, differences in architecture, food, climate, local people, streets etc.

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    1. Change Perspective

Imagine if your whole library of photos are taken from the eye level. Would you be interested to look at them? May be at first, but they’ll become boring pretty quickly. Add some excitement and drama to the pictures by changing the perspective from where they’re taken. If you have to, sit, bend over, climb things, lie on your stomach, or stand on your toes to capture perfect shots of various things, from different angles.

    1. Shoot At Different Times Of The Day

Take advantage of the different lighting conditions throughout the day to shoot beautiful photos. For instance, capture the blue skies, the birds singing on the trees, and the sun as it rises in the morning. If you have to photograph during day, tell your subjects to pose in a shade to diffuse the shadow intensity. Alternatively, you can go for a silhouette if a shade is not available. And of course, don’t forget the beautiful sunset photos. Who doesn’t love the warm, deep-orange glow that the sun emits as it sets?

    1. Take Candid Shots

Don’t wait for your subjects to be in the perfect position, or you’ll miss the golden opportunity to capture those special moments. Just keep clicking, and don’t worry if you stuff up, you can always delete what you don’t like later. Use this tip especially if you’re wandering on the streets, at festivals or other public places.

It’s also very important to be respectful towards others. If there’s a private function going on, ask for permission first before taking any photos. If you communicate with others nicely, you’re more likely to be allowed access, even to places that are restricted to the public.

    1. Don’t Forget To Take Photos Of Yourself

Have you ever gone through your travel photos, only to realize that none of them contain your images? It happens sometimes. Hand over the camera to your travel companion, or stranger, and ask them to photograph you in different settings. Letting someone else be your photographer, not only frees your hands, but also gives you a totally different perspective of your tour.

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Use these tips from Chris Bernard, professional photographer in BC, to help you capture memorable moments during your next holiday.

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Travel Apps You Must Have – The Top Ten

From Travel Guides to Public Bathroom locators, the Top 10 Must Have Travel Apps is a great infographic that lists some very helpful apps that you will find useful before, during and after travelling. Check it out and you may find yourself downloading at least one (if not all ten) useful apps.

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Traveling to India? Here are the Visa Requirements

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Indian visas are available from Indian Consular Offices around the world, on payment of visa fee. Click here to for addresses of Indian Consulates/ Missions in your country.

UK citizens have to pay visa fee. Applications for multiple and single entry visas are accepted. Indian visas are necessary for all foreigners visiting India.

There are several kinds of visas including Entry Visa, Tourist Visa, Business Visa, Long terms visa(upto 5 years with multiple entry facilities) etc. are available. Also Collective Landing Permits are available for foreign tourists in groups.

VISA EXTENSIONS:

Tourists visas are available for a maximum period of 180 days. No charge are levied for visa extension within the maximum period of 180 days. Identical passport photographs are required. However, in case of an extension beyond 180 days, which is allowed only in exceptional cases, an extension fee is charged. Tourists from other countries are advised to check current applicable visa fee/visa extension fees with government of India Tourist Offices or Indian Consular Offices located in their respective countries.

SPECIAL PERMITS:

Special permits can be obtained if specifically asked for while applying for a visa or they may be obtained after arrival in India.
The FRROs (Foreigners’ Regional Registration Offices) in Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta and the Chief Immigration Officer in Madras can issue the same as well as group permits. This permit is valid for a maximum period of 15 days only. Permits must be applied for at least two weeks in advance for group tourists.

PERMITS ARE REQUIRED FOR THE FOLLOWING PLACES:

North Eastern Frontiers: Permits are available at the FRRos in Delhi, Calcutta, Bombay and with the Chief Immigration Officer in Madras.
Andaman Islands: Permits are obtainable from an Indian Embassy or Consular Offices abroad or from the FRROs in Delhi, Bombay, Calcutta and the Chief Immigration Officer in Madras.

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