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  • 10 Best Instagram Spots In Seoul You Should Check Out After Covid-19

    Even though we can't travel to South Korea right now due to the Covid-19 pandemic, there is no harm planning for a future trip to Seoul. What more with all the fun and amazing things that you could do in Seoul! If there's one thing we miss about Seoul, it is the beauty that the country has got to offer, with many stunning locations that make amazing backdrops for all your photos. Seoul is the largest city in South Korea, also the nation's capital city. A bustling city mix with ancient and modernity, Seoul has become a top destination for travelers. What's more, with the invasion of K-drama and K-pop culture that swept the world, travelers from different age group flock in to see what does Seoul have to offer. From skyscrapers to village-like districts, designer boutique store to night markets, colorful cafes to street food stalls, there are endless places to explore. Whether you plan your itinerary or decide to follow your feet (and heart), you will witness the beauty of what Seoul has to offer. And of course, a trip to Seoul is not complete without all that flexing on your Instagram account. If you're planning a trip to South Korea in the future after Covid-19, you should check out these amazing Instagram spots in Seoul! Let us list down the Instagram-worthy spots for you to include in your itinerary. And you know what they say? Do it for the 'gram! via GIPHY    1. Bukchon Hanok Village Image Credit: Yeo Khee on UnsplashIn Bukchon Hanok Village, you can find yourself transported back to the Joseon Dynasty. It is home to traditional houses called Hanok. Despite being an actual residential area, it has become a popular tourist spot. You can experience and immerse yourself in the Korean culture by visiting the cultural center, restaurants and teahouse. Image Credit: Crystal Jo on UnsplashHow can we leave out the fact that you can rent a hanbok and explore the village? We promise that you will get that perfect shot, not to forget the experience and memories as if you are living in the Joseon era. For a more picturesque shot, capture the city center of Seoul as the backdrop to get the contrast between traditional and modernity.Address: 37, Gyedong-Gil, Jongno-gu, SeoulAccess: Alight at Anguk Station via Seoul Subway Line 3, 300m walk from Exit 1 or 2. 2. Common Ground Image Credit: Roberto R. on UnsplashIf you are looking for a hipster place to hang out at, Common Ground is the answer. Located in the eastern end of Seoul, Common Ground is a shopping district with pop-up stores built out from 200 blue shipping containers. It is filled with trendy cafes and restaurants, fashion labels and also lifestyle products. On some days, you can watch performances and exhibitions held in this space. Shopping in the containers gives you a unique experience as it is uncommon. And once you are done with retail therapy, get that OOTD shot with the blue containers as the backdrop.Address: 200, Achasan-Ro, Gwangjin-gu, SeoulAccess: Alight at Konkuk University Station via Line 2 or 7 and take Exit 6. 3. Dongdaemun Design Plaza Image Credit: HJ Park from Pixabay  Dream, design and play; that's what Dongdaemun Design Plaza is about. It is the latest architecture of the Korean design industry, becoming an essential venue when it comes to cultural events, design-related shows and even conferences and gatherings.Being the most tagged Instagram location in 2015, it is no doubt that Dongdaemun Design Plaza is an Insta-worthy spot. The unique and unusual structure of the building gives off a stunning background to your picture. The 25,550 installations of LED roses at night is another attraction that shouldn't be missed. Also, don't leave without exploring the shops and wandering the floors because who knows you might find a perfect photo spot!Address: 281, Eulji-Ro, Jung-gu, SeoulAccess: Alight at Dongdaemun History and Culture Park Station via Line 2/4/5 and take Exit 1. 4. Starfield Library - COEX Mall Image Credit: Josip I. on UnsplashEither you are a bibliophile or not, there is always something to do at Starfield Library! Located in one of the largest malls in Asia, Starfield Library is open to the public. With a wide variety of genres encompass vast topics, this library is not like your traditional library.The iconic 3 towering bookshelves are the point of photography. Standing tall at 13 meters, ride on the escalator to get a snapshot high up.Address: 06164, 513 Yeongdong-Daero, Gangnam-gu, SeoulAccess: Alight at Samseong Station via Line 2 and take Exit 5 or 6. 5. Namsan Tower Image Credit: Ethan Brooke on Unsplash Being the #1 tourist attraction and a landmark of Seoul, the Namsan Tower also known as N Seoul Tower has a lot to offer. Sitting on top of Namsan mountain, it offers an observatory with a panoramic view of Seoul. Image Credit: Yi Liu on UnsplashWalk down to the infamous Love Locks and make the colorful locks as the backdrop of your photos. There are also places like Palgakjung Pavillion and Sunset Spot for you to explore. For a more scenic view and photo opportunity, you can walk down the mountain to reach the Namsan Shuttle Bus's Bus Stop. The beautiful scenery down the road is best viewed during Spring and Autumn.Address: 105, Namsangongwon-Gil, Yongsan-gu, SeoulAccess: Alight at Myeong-dong Station via Line 4 and take Exit 3. It is recommended to take the cable car to the tower. 6. Ikseon-dong Image Credit: Ikseon-Dong by Korea Tourism Organization Malaysia on FacebookFirst established way back for almost 100 years in the 1920s, Ikseon-Dong has gained popularity and became a hot spot. This neighborhood is defined as where traditional meets modernity. You can find Hanok that offers trendy cafes, bars and restaurants, giving off the nostalgic feel. Image Credit: Ikseon-Dong by Korea Tourism Organization Malaysia on Facebook Get lost in the twist and turn of the alleyways and discover the hidden gem of this neighborhood. The colorful shops and attractive cafes serve a perfect backdrop for your photos. Giving off the ambiance setting for K-drama like Mr.Sunshine and Hotel Del Luna, a vintage lover shouldn't miss out on this place!Address: Areas of Supyo-Ro 28-Gil, Jongno-gu, SeoulAccess: Alight at Jongno 3(sam)-ga Station via Seoul Subway Line 5, 300m walk along Donghwamun-Ro 11-Gil Street from Exit 4. 7. Yangpyeong Dumulmeori Image Credit: sonharam0 from Pixabay Put on your best pair of shoes and head down to Dumulmeori. Approximately 90 minutes journey from Seoul, you will be transported to a magical place of tranquility, away from the bustling city of Seoul. Dumulmeori is an eco-tourism spot, surrounded by water. In fact, Dumulmeori literally means "two water areas." It remains a popular site for dramas, commercials and wedding photography.The weeping willow and the 400-years old Zelkova trees will add the rustic feel to your photos. With the scenic view of landscape surrounded by water and lotus field, there are endless backdrops here. Don't forget to visit the Semiwon garden, a traditional Korean garden style which housed almost 50 kinds of lotus flowers and 60 other water plants.Address: Dumulmeori-Gil, Yangpyeong-gun, Gyeonggi-doAccess: Alight at Yangsu Station Station via Jungang Subway Line, walking takes about 20-30 minutes. You can choose to reach the destination by cab/bicycle. 8. Haneul Park Image Credit: Melody Zhang on UnsplashJust like its name which means sky, Haneul Park is located at the highest peak of World Cup Park. Haneul park, together with another four parks are incredible examples of large-scale environmental and ecological parks. With a scenic view of vast grassland, Haneul park offers up to 22 lookout points. You can enjoy the panoramic view of Seoul, which includes landmarks like Namsan Seoul Tower, Bukhansan Tower and Han River. Image Credit: Haneul Park by Korea Tourism Organization - VisitKorea on FacebookThe best time to visit Haneul Park is in October during Autumn. The Silver Grass Festival is being held and it is the city's most popular event. Silver grass is also known as Pampas grass or Eulalia, which gives a beautiful backdrop to your photo. You can also witness cosmos and pink muhly grass around this timing.Address: 121-250, 95 Haneulgongwon-Ro, Mapo-gu, SeoulAccess: Alight at World Cup Stadium Station Station via Line 6. 9. Olympic Park Image Credit: JoHyeonSik on Pixabay Being the legacy of the 1988 Seoul Olympics, it is home to the largest sports arena. These days, it has become a place for recreation and relaxation. This huge park is divided into several zones and will take almost 3 hours to explore.Unlike Haneul Park, Olympic Park offers varieties of fauna photo spots in every season. You can catch Red Poppies in Spring; Rose in Summer; Yellow Cosmos, Pink Muhly Grass and Spiny Spiderflower in Autumn. Also in Autumn, don't miss the chance to snap a picture (or more) at the Ginko Tree Road which will give a spectacular view with golden yellow leaves. Your photo opportunity doesn't only stop here. The lone tree on the hillside known as One-Tree Hill will serve an aesthetic look to your photo.Address: 424, Olympic-Ro, Songpa-gu, SeoulAccess: Alight at Olympic Park Station via Line 5 and take Exit 3. Alternatively, you can alight at Mongchontoseong Station via Line 8 and take exit 1. 10. Yongma Land Abandoned Theme Park Image Credit: Yongma Land by The Korea TimesHave you ever thought about exploring an abandoned theme park without the fear of trespassing? This is your best opportunity. Yongma Land is an abandoned theme park that still welcomes visitors. Though the rides don't work any longer (except for the Merry-go-round at a price), this theme park offers you nostalgic scenes of the 80s. This park has also been used by some K-Pop idols like EXO and Crayon Pop. Despite the creepy ambiance of the amusement park, bring out your creativity to get that Insta-worthy shot. You are free to explore the park at your own risk. Also, who knows, you might even get the whole place for yourself.Address: 118 Mangu-Ro 70-Gil, Mangubon-dong, Jungnang-gu, SeoulAccess: Alight at Mangu Station, 10 minutes walk from the station.   There you have it, 10 Instagram spots in Seoul where you can get some of the best shots taken! The next time you plan a trip to South Korea after Covid-19, be sure to include these places in your itinerary! You can finally get the Instagram feed that you've been dreaming of with these Insta-worthy spots. For now, we hope that everyone stays safe and healthy.  via GIPHY...

  • Plan To Travel After Covid-19? Here Are 10 Best Road Trips In Europe To Add To Your Bucket List

    Nothing tops an excursion that overflows with extraordinary views, astonishing and breathtaking attractions, time and energy put into spending memorable moments with companions or with your loved ones. A well planned out road trip is a definitive escape that will leave you with a truckload of memoirs you will clutch onto for your lifetime. Traveling across unfamiliar roads is probably the most ideal approach to bond with everyone close to you. It's never too early to start planning for your next travel after Covid-19, especially with many countries getting ready to open up their country for travel.    via GIPHY Before we go into the 10 best road trips that you should add to your bucket list in Europe, here are some worthwhile factors that will make you love road trips specifically!  The flexibility of Road Trips The most evident reason why you ought to opt to go via vehicle is that you do not have to adhere to plans or timetables. Driving additionally gives you the adaptability to change your agenda and stop at any place en route. Gather together with your Friends Once we get to the `adults` phase of life there are instances where we put some distance between the companions we grew up with or went to school together in light of the fact that we are now excessively engrossed in our own family lives or work lives. A road trip is an ideal reason to discuss everything with your buddies that you used to share when you were younger. The Experience Trumps it all Prior to heading out for a road trip, try not to jot down every last detail of the plan. Your main aim would be soaking up as much as you can of touring the countryside. Attempt to maintain a rule to refrain from asking questions like "Have we reached?" or " How long more?". Ensure that your trip consists of all the pleasant conversations, turning the volume of the radio to its peak, the scenic views, and all that a road trip has to offer! Be Safe than Sorry In an ordinary scenario for any road trip, to be better prepared, you would pack filtered water, snacks, sufficient clothing and a first aid kit. However, given the way that the world is currently recuperating from Covid-19, be sure to take with you essential items for hygiene, for example, hand sanitizers to cleanse your hands, sterilizing wet disposable wipes, dispensable gloves, plastic bags and tissues.   One of the best ways to travel around Europe is to go on a road trip as it can be cost-effective and reasonable if planned right. Even though taking a flight appears to be the convenient way out and spares you a ton of time, they can be over-the-top expensive. The preferred option would be to drive in Europe to explore new places if you are the type who loves to breathe in the fresh air outside, appreciate beautiful and scenic views and go along the type of routes that gives you an Instagram-worthy picture. Driving in Europe has proven to be far simpler with the approach of GPS gadgets. All you need is a smartphone and you are all set to go! Here are 10 of the best road trips Europe has to offer!  via GIPHY   1. Scotland Image Credit: Bjorn Snelders on Unsplash; Isle of Skye in Scotland is a must-visit spot! Setting aside the fact that Scotland has a gloomy weather climate pretty much all year long, this spot is noted for its radiant scenic views that changes drastically with the seasons. Scotland vows to be incredibly photogenic and compensating with sights that will blow your mind. If you choose to take this spot as a destination, you can pay a visit and appreciate flawless lakes, grand palaces and enchanting towns. Must-visit spots would be Edinburgh, Isle of Skye, Glen Coe, Glenfinnian Viaduct and Scottish Highlands. Circling from Inverness around the north shore of the territory, you can travel a little more than 500 miles and absorb marvelous Scottish scenes en route. Driving through this route gives you the opportunity to encounter ideal Scottish attractions. You can visit the palaces of Dunrobin and Ardvreck and explore the charming Smoo Cave.   2. Norway Image Credit: Lightscape on Unsplash; The Northern Lights in Norway.  Albeit driving in Norway can be generally costly contrasted with other European urban areas, the perspectives that will invite you are likewise unmatched to the remainder of Europe. Visiting Norway will likewise expand your odds of being able to witness the Northern Lights, as you will be given the opportunity to visit portions of Norway that you in any case would not have had the option to by walking! Make certain to stop by at Preikestolen, Bergen, Geirangerfjørd, Ålesund and Lofoten Islands. Norway's fjord and mountain scenes are famous for their stunning magnificence. This would be a call to all nature lovers! Envisioning the miracle you will feel as you look up at forested mountains brimming with enthralling beauty and glancing over polished waterfalls is what makes Norway so exceptional.   3. Slovenia Image Credit: Francisco Ghisletti on Unsplash; Incorporate Lake Bled, Slovenia's famous attraction, in your route!  Road tripping across Slovenia is a journey brimming with routes to waterfalls, lakes and caves that structure and contribute quite a bit towards Slovenia's history. This particular destination is a moderately little nation frequently neglected by voyagers. Slovenia is the perfect European road trip destination simply because of its wide streets that make driving a breeze when navigating. This spot has everything. You name it they have got it! From wonderful mountain ranges, world-class sweets, clamoring urban areas, old Venetian towns along its coast to renowned vacation destinations. Incorporate Lake Bled, Škocjan Caves, Ljubljana, Piran, Lake Bohinj and Julian Alps in your route as well! 4. Italy Image Credit: Ricardo Gomez Angel on Unsplash; Venice is definitely a must-visit when you're in Italy! Perceived by numerous tourists as the perfect travel destination (we are not surprised!), Italy screams of lovely scenes, truly rich urban areas with architecture and workmanship going back to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, tasty and scrumptious delectables sold along each road you walk which is famous around the globe for their special quality and uniqueness. Due to these aspects, these highlights make Italy without a doubt one of the most fascinating road trip destinations in Europe. Look at the concealed jewels of Italy while hitting all the top vacationer hotspots. Amalfi Coast, Milan, Naples, Tuscany, Venice and Rome are a must-visit!   5. Switzerland Image Credit: Morgan Thompson on Unsplash; Zermatt, Switzerland, a hotspot you don't want to miss!  Switzerland lies in the focal point of Europe yet displays a special mix of societies along with magnificence and productivity. Ever wondered which place the celebrated mountain engraved on each bar of Toblerone originated from? None other than this beautiful hotspot! Watch out for the Matterhorn, in the entirety of its greatness. Be sure to be compensated with astounding perspectives en route! Bern, Zürich, Zermatt, Gruyères and Jungfrau are hotspots you certainly would prefer not to pass up! Switzerland makes it simple for you to love the place without much of an effort. You can choose to stop and enjoy a picnic, overlooking beautiful views while you are cozied up on a mountain top with your loved ones. Have a go at looking at stars in the night sky or walk through Switzerland’s urban areas to get a taste of their local culture.   6. Iceland Image Credit: Adam Jang on Unsplash; Don't miss out on the Reynisfjara Black Sand Beach at Vik Island! Up and coming as a bustling traveler hotspot, particularly for those searching out the Northern Lights during winter, an excursion in Iceland rewards you with perspectives on a portion of Europe's most sensational landscape. Be ready to experience clear waterfalls and massive glaciers while you drive through this captivating Nordic country. Attractions like Golden Circle, Vik, Iceland Highlands, Akureyri and Reykjavik will have you drooling for more! Take some time to visit legendary nature spots in North Iceland, such as the "Waterfall of the Gods" and "Peninsula of the Trolls".   7. Spain Image Credit: Neil Martin on Unsplash; Bilbao, a place of interest in Spain, that will not let you down! The Basque Country is frequently neglected by travelers who swarm the better known South of Spain. However, Spain has anything a person on a road trip might be searching for as it has so much to offer! Stupendous beaches, palaces on top of mountains, medieval towns, dazzling design and the absolute most praised eateries on earth. There is a lot to see and do in the midst of the charming scenes that motivated Picasso and Velàzquez. San Sebastian, Bilbao, Picos de Europa and Biarritz are places of interest that will not let you down! It is highly recommended that you devour seafood from the Galician towns. A road trip in this district offer amenities for a vast array of individuals like those who love the beach, family voyagers, music lovers, foodies and those basically needing to dive into Spain's rich craftsmanship and history.   8. Croatia Image Credit: Ivan Ivankovic on Unsplash; Don't miss out on Dubrovnik at Croatia! Croatia is considered to be generally an unexplored corner of Europe. The Balkan locale is incredible for exploring and coming across these shrouded jewels without these visits causing a dent in your pocket. With an abundance of history, social and culinary fortunes and incredible nightlife, the area is highly regarded as a renowned travel hotspot. Blistering summers and cold winters imply that the ideal time to visit is pre-summer or early autumn. Don't miss out on Zagreb, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik, Hvar, Bosnia and Herzegovina! 9. Ireland Image Credit: Henrique Craveiro on Unsplash; Stunning sights at the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland. Ireland is a fantasy come true for a road trip thanks to its coastline, enthralling landscapes and vibrant atmosphere. Truth be told, driving is the simplest method to get around, while you get to soak up the scenic views as you drive along. All through your drive, you will find the opportunity to visit mansions and lodges, walk around harbor towns, and hobnob and mingle with the cheery local people. Also, you will be blessed to receive stunning sights on the Irish coast, some of which are the Cliffs of Moher, Ahill Island and the Aran Islands. Views, history, culture, clamoring cosmopolitanism and the tranquility of town life will not disappoint you one bit! I am sure you would not want to pass up the opportunity to visit gorgeous attractions.   10. The Scandinavian Triangle – Sweden, Denmark & Norway Image Credit: Robert Bye on Unsplash; Begin your road trip journey in Stockholm, the Swedish capital. Sweden, Denmark and Norway, otherwise known as the Scandinavian Triangle, is a great road trip opportunity to absorb the charms of the locale. In spite of the fact that these are three distinct nations, you can without much of a stretch drive through the south of Sweden, eastern Denmark and southern Norway in a circle over a couple of days. It will not take you long to succumb to the Scandinavian Triangle, due to it consisting of the Baltic coastline and the rich landscape which is bound to leave you speechless. The ideal spot to begin your Scandinavian road trip journey is in Stockholm, the Swedish capital. Subsequent to making the most of the city's Old Town, Royal Palace and the islands of the Stockholm Archipelago, drive south along the coast towards Denmark. In transit, you can appreciate and look out for southern Sweden's medieval towns and palaces.   Make certain to be ensured that arranging a road trip in Europe will be one of the most fulfilling and memorable holidays you will take in the course of your life. Start planning your road trip around Europe now!  via GIPHY...

  • Planning To Travel After Covid-19? Here Are 10 Best Road Trips in Australia You Need To Check Out

    Planning a getaway to restart your life after the pandemic? Great idea! Why not plan for a road trip, especially in Australia since it has some spectacular routes and scenic drives as you traverse this large island continent? A road trip will also give you an opportunity to revive long-standing relationships with friends whom you have been social distancing from recently. And, you can do this while taking in the awe-inspiring scenes, hidden natural wonders, and some out-of-the-way places which can only be reached via a road! What is more, a road trip does away with the tedious tasks of extreme budgeting, applying for visas, considering travel restrictions, and embarking on a long flight to reach your destination. It allows you to travel at your own pace, it can nicely work out on a limited budget, and there is no fuss on what to wear – comfort-wear is the way to go! Most importantly, it enables you to create your own unique route while traveling.  Road trips are a convenient way for you to travel with your friends after Covid-19 and it is expected to rise with domestic travel will begin to recover first. To help you plan for your next road trip, here are 10 best road trips in Australia!  via GIPHY  1. The Great Ocean Road, Victoria Image Credit: Mateusz Glogowski on Unsplash This is one famed road trip route taking you across the southern coast of Australia from between Torquay and Warrnambool, Allansford, or a little further to Port Fairy in Victoria. The Great Ocean Road, completed in 1932 as a First World War memorial, showcases breath-taking clifftop vistas, wildlife, shipwrecks, and the never-ending coastlines while passing through quaint towns and rain forest. Things to do and see: Bells Beach, 12 Apostles, Erskine Falls, Apollo Bay, Port Campbell National Park, Loch Ard Gorge, the Island Archway, the cliff-face Gibson Steps, Cape Otway lighthouse, Great Otway National Park, Lorne, Anglesea, Peterborough, the historic fishing village of Port Fairy, and many delicious eateries along the way. Time frame: The route is about 9.5 hours (approximately a 250-kilometre drive). So, a day-trip is possible and done often if you want to enjoy only the passing scenery. But the best way to take in all the sights and sounds and venture further afield is a three to four-day road trip along these most famous road trip routes. 2. The Great Beach Drive, Queensland Image Credit: Tim Foster on Unsplash; You can get a nice view of the beautiful sunrise at Hervey Bay while on this route. For those of you living in Queensland, you need not go too far to catch some scenic views and some of the best routes for a road trip. The Great Beach Drive is the famed road trip on some of the Sunshine Coast’s most stunning beaches leading to Fraser Island and the Fraser Coast while meandering through UNESCO Heritage sites, national parks, and many historically significant landscapes. While traversing this most wonderful of road routes, you will be privy to whale, dolphin, turtle, platypus, kangaroo, and rare bird sightings. Don't miss out on the Hervey Bay; you can get a nice view of the beautiful sunrise and sunset here! Things to do and see: Noosa Biosphere, Great Sandy Biosphere, wildlife sightings, picnics, camping inside national parks, off-road driving, Double Island Point lighthouse, Hervey Bay, Teewah beach, Rainbow beach, surfing, kayaking, swimming, Great Barrier Reef, hiking and trekking, and Fraser Island - the largest sand island in the world. Time frame: The route is about 168 hours (a 380-kilometre drive). Take a three to seven-day road trip along the Great Beach Drive or even longer, depending on how long you want your getaway trip to be and what you want to explore with your friends. 3. The Grand Pacific Drive, New South Wales Image Credit: Mara Page on Unsplash; The Grand Pacific Drive will lead you to some of the iconic places in Australia such as the whitest sand beach, Hyams beach at Jervis Bay. For those in New South Wales, the Grand Pacific Drive will lead you along some of the territory’s most memorable places and coastal scenes through a 140-kilometre bitumen road. Things to do and see: Sydney’s Royal National Park, Wollongong, Shellharbour, Sea Cliff Bridge, booming blowholes at Kiama, Austinmer Beach, Nan Tien Temple, hang-gliding, paragliding Minamurra Rainforest, whitest sand beaches in the world at Jervis Bay, and Jamberoo Action Park. Timeframe: The route is just a few hours (approximately a 140-kilometre drive) and an ideal one-day road trip for anyone from Sydney, Canberra, or other neighboring areas. However, there is nothing to stop you from making this road trip a longer vacation by staying over in any one of the towns or reserves along the way. 4. Great Alpine Road, Victoria Image Credit: Linda Xu on Unsplash; Experience the beauty of lush mountains at Mount Buffalo National Park  Another scenic drive starts off at Wangaratta in Victoria and traverses through the Victorian High Country and ends at Metung in the Gippsland Lakes region. The Great Alpine road trip will stun you with its fabulous Alpine scenes, mountain ranges, deep valleys, wine country, and sparkling waterways. This route will let you revel in the beauty of the mountains while enjoying some relaxation time with close friends whether you live in New South Wales or in Victoria! Things to do and see: Be inspired and rejuvenated by the lush mountains and rain forests, Mount Buffalo National Park, Gorge Lookout at Mt Buffalo, unique rock formations, and waterfalls. You can also try activities like mountain biking, trekking, and horse riding with your friends. Drive through Victoria’s highest alpine village, and view the 1,750 meter above sea-level Mt Hotham. Don't forget to visit towns such as Beechworth, Bright, and Omeo to experience the local hospitality.  Time frame: The road trip is approximately 500 kilometres and best enjoyed through a week where you can take in the scenes and enjoy the local hospitality. 5. Cairns to Cape York Peninsula, Queensland Image Credit: Photo by Pierre-Henry de Soria on Unsplash; Drop by the Palm Cove while on this route, and spend some time with your friends, catching up.  A Sunshine Coast epic journey is the road trip starting from Cairns and ending at the Cape York Peninsula. While this route is not common, unlike the Cairns to Cape Tribulations road trip, it will take you through the World Heritage-listed, Great Barrier Reef to the ancient World Heritage Daintree National Park across red sand, rain forests, many national parks, indigenous history and culture, and scenic views like no other. While the drive is said to be bumpy and does not boast much comfort, it is a once in a lifetime adventure and a chance to experience a simple lifestyle! Things to do and see: Palm Cove, Port Douglas, Daintree National Park, river crossings, ancient rock art at The Quinkan Galleries at Laura, rainforests, Cape Tribulation, Mossman Gorge, camping, Lakefield National Park, traverse the Old Telegraph Track, and walk to The Tip – the northern most point of Australia. Time frame: The route is about 14 hours (approximately a 1,000-kilometre one-way drive). Considering the dirt roads, raw terrain, and the need to do a round trip while exploring places and experiences the region, a minimum two-week road trip is called for. If you really are short on time, consider a one-way drive and return by air. 6. Gibb River Road, Western Australia Image Credit: jancolaco from Pixabay; Enjoy the Kimberley gorges on the Gibb River Road.  Western Australia’s Gibb River Road is another epic Australian road trip route for the adventurous. This route beginning and ending from Derby to Wyndham, or vice versa, will take you through the Kimberley region. Traveling through the outback on dusty roads will require a four-wheel drive, but the journey will take you through national parks, waterfalls, plateaus, gorges, natural wonders and lets you soak in the 50 to 60 thousand-year-old indigenous Australian culture. Things to do and see: Crocodile sighting; Windjana Gorge National Park; Mitchell Falls and Mitchell Plateau; El Questro; ziplining; King Leopold Ranges; visit outback cattle stations; compare and contrast between the Adcock, Manning, Galvans, Leonard, and Bell Gorges; Zebedee Springs; and Tunnel Creek. Time frame: Approximately a 660-kilometre route with only two roadhouses along the way – at Imintji and Mt Barnett. An ideal road trip would be a week-long, and more if you plan to stay and visit some out of the way places. Be prepared with extra fuel which can be expensive to purchase. 7. Red Centre Way, Northern Territory Image Credit: Philippe Wuyts on Unsplash; Kings Canyon, a must-visit to enjoy spectacular views!  The Northern Territory’s Red Centre Way is another epic and very cliched Australian road trip over sealed and unsealed roads. The route takes you through several mountain ranges, red earth deserts, isolated rocks, fresh swimming holes, ancient Aboriginal rock art sites, and historic towns. So, get ready for one epic Australian outback road trip experience! Things to do and see: Uluru, Kata Tjuta, Kings Canyon, and West MacDonnell ranges; walking and hiking; Finke Gorge National Park; Watarrka National Park, the only place to see the red cabbage palm; the spirited lands of mulga forest; and the spinifex. Time frame: A loop route of about 1,135 kilometres starting at Alice Springs and taking you through Uluru and Kings Canyon is a 5 to 6-day road trip. 8. The Nullarbor Plain, South Australia to Western Australia Image Credits: Simon Maisch on Unsplash; Create unforgettable memories with your friends here at Nullarbor, South Australia If you are living somewhere in South or Western Australia, consider taking the Nullarbor Plain road trip which stretches across Ceduna/Adelaide in South Australia and Perth in Western Australia. While quite remote, the desert highway is an easy route meandering through the goldfields of Western Australia and the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. If you enjoy off-road driving, then use a four-wheel drive to ride through wide-open spaces, sand dunes, and wooded hills while re-hashing some legendary UFO stories and old-time myths with friends.  Things to do and see: Bragging rights to having seen and driven on the largest piece of limestone on earth; strange landscapes which the Nullarbor Plain is renowned for; wildlife such as giant wedge-tailed eagles, emus, kangaroos, dingoes, and camels; whale watching beneath the world's longest line of sea cliffs; the world’s longest golf course; unique caves; riding over sand dunes; ruins of Eucla Telegraph Station built in the 1870s; and camping under the starlit skies. Time frame: An ideal 6-day road trip of 1,256 kilometres which requires some preparation due to it being remote. So, carry enough fuel, water, and other essential supplies. 9. Heritage Highway, Tasmania Image Credit: Samuel Scrimshaw on Unsplash; Rural Building at Tasmania, Australia.  Living in Tasmania? No worries… This little island has quite a few road trips on offer from the Tassie Loop, to the route from Hobart to Freycinet, and of course the famed Heritage Highway. The Heritage highway which runs between Hobart and Launceston is a 200-year-old road built by convict road gangs in the 1800s. The highway meanders through some scenic views of farmlands, Georgian villages, grand rural estates and the authentic scenes of Tasmania’s historic midlands. Things to do and see: Visit the towns of Oatlands, Longford, Evandale, Cressy, and Perth; enjoy some gourmet food; Heritage Highway Museum and Visitors Centre in Campbell Town; Shene Estate & Distillery; and the Chauncy Vale Wildlife Sanctuary. Time frame: A short 2 to 3 days road trip of approximately 200 kilometres. 10. The Big Lap, Australia Image Credit: Martyna Bober on Unsplash; Visit the Bondi Beach at Sydney, one of the most famous beach destinations.  Last but certainly not the least… we have “The Big Lap”, a spectacular adventure around the entire country. Try this fabulous road trip of 15,000 kilometres using Highway One around the edge of Australia as you take in the changing scenes and landscapes of the country’s diverse territories and mixed natural environs. The big lap route will take you through seven capital cities, ride through rain forests and the red earth deserts, cruise along the coastline, and enjoy the vast emptiness of the outback. Things to do and see: Everything and anything that you fancy from the coastline between Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Darwin, Broome, Perth, Esperance, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Hobart. Time frame: To truly experience the big lap, you will need at least six months, so, consider this a final hurrah kind of road trip adventure!   In ending this article, let me say that depending on the amount of time you have for a vacation, some of these road trip routes can be combined with some fun activities to make it a super adventure. So, take this chance; do not agonize about limited overseas travel, but instead, make the most of exploring your own country and enjoying a relaxing, fun-filled time with your friends! Don't forget to download the HalalTrip App, here, for more travel tips, prayer times and Qibla Direction, and many more!    via GIPHY...

  • 10 Tips On How To Prepare For A Road Trip

    During this Covid-19 pandemic where most of us are staying home to prevent the spread of the virus, I'm sure many of us have thought about travelling after Covid-19. Some of us may have spent some time at home thinking about the perfect destination to go. It could be somewhere new, or somewhere with a beautiful view, as long as we get to spend quality time with our family and friends.  Domestic travel is expected to recover first after Covid-19 and going on road trips would thus be the most common way for people to travel with their family and friends. Imagine all the scenic views you can enjoy with your loved ones! A road trip is certainly one of the best ways to enrich your travel experience. To help you out in creating the best experience for a road trip, especially for first-timers, here are 10 tips on how to prepare for a road trip! via GIPHY 1. Prepare Your Vehicle Image Credit: Ian Noble on Unsplash To have a pleasant and safe road trip, pick the best vehicle for this road trip that suits the terrain and the number of people you will bring along. Will it be a 4- seated car, SUV, minivan, or RV? You surely do not want your vehicle crowded with people. A pleasant road trip could be obtained by planning which type of vehicle best suits the number of people you are bringing along for this road trip. Furthermore, it is very important to check your vehicle performance before going on a road trip. Make sure to do checks on your vehicle and if possible, get the mechanics to check your vehicle’s fluids, tires and brakes at least 3 days before a road trip. Also, prepare a fully inflated spare tire, vehicle jack, basic vehicle repair tools, jumper cables, and wiper fluids. After that, be sure to clean your vehicle before going on a road trip and be sure to dispose of trash at the right place during the trip. Having a clean vehicle would certainly elevate everyone’s mood and make travelling more comfortable.   2. Plan Your Road Trip Ahead Image Credit: Simon Migaj on Unsplash Plan your road trip ahead by doing some research. Have insights about your road trip’s destination and its routes. It is important that you are fully aware of where you are going, how long you will take to get there, and the route options available. Also, book your accommodations ahead to avoid going to a fully booked one. This is to save you time from all the hassle on the day of the road trip itself. Also, think about the rest stops that you can stop at to perform Salah, have a meal, and restroom breaks. However, to have the best road trip experience, be flexible. Planning for the road trip is important but try not to be too fixated on sticking to your timetable as road trips can be really fun if it is done more spontaneously.  3. Travel With The Right People Image Credit: Matheus Ferrero on Unsplash We must add this to our list! Traveling is not only about where or how we travel but also with whom we travel. Picking your best travel buddies can be an important factor that makes this road trip fun. By travelling with the right people, those that you are more comfortable with can make the road trip fun and exciting. It is also recommended to have at least two people who can drive on your road trip so that you both can take turns driving on the road. Also, it is better to have someone who knows how to navigate. It is best for the navigator to sit next to the driver to help and assist the driver on the road. This is to make things easier and more convenient on the road. However, if you are the only driver, you can still make the road trip fun. Just be sure to take frequent rest, drink more water as well as eat some snacks to keep you energized.   4. Prepare An Offline Playlist Image Credit: Tobias Tullius on Unsplash Be sure to have enough entertainment on the road. Without it, having a road trip could be boring. It is important to keep everyone entertained, especially the driver to avoid drowsiness while driving. Therefore, we suggest preparing an offline playlist for your road trip beforehand in case there is a bad signal on the road. You can add a variety of songs, as well as songs suitable for kids if you are travelling with kids, in order to keep them entertained. If you like to listen to podcasts on your road trip, be sure to check out our article here.   5. Bring Extra Cash Image Credit: Chris Lawton on Unsplash You might have already prepared a fixed budget plan for your road trip but bringing extra cash will not hurt everyone. Our safety tips for a road trip is to always bring extra cash, at least enough to fully fill up your vehicle’s gas tank. You can put the extra cash inside your pockets or any hidden place to use for any emergency situation. Remember that it is always best to be safe! 6. Bring Enough Essential Items Image Credit: Tai's Captures on Unsplash To make it easier for you, we have listed some essential items for you to bring to your road trip after Covid-19. You can bring face masks, hand sanitizer, a small bag like a fanny pack or sling bag, medicines, enough clothes and a warm jacket or jumper, one pair of shoes or sandals for spare use, fully charged power banks, tissue paper, lotion, mukena, prayer rugs, travel pillow, sunglasses, cap or hat, and a camera. Also, do not forget to bring your ID cards like your driver’s license! 7. Prepare Your Body And Mind Image Credit: Ben Kolde on Unsplash You not only have to prepare your vehicle, but also prepare your body and mind before going on this road trip. To keep yourself and your travel buddies energized, eat a meal before going on this road trip. Never skip your breakfast! A healthy meal before a road trip could sustain your energy, which is important for the road trip. Also, make sure to stretch and make dua before starting your road trip journey. Other than that, plan for driving breaks. Stop for at least 15 minutes for every 4-hour drive. 8. Bring Healthy Snacks And Stay Hydrated Image Credit: Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash Keep yourself hydrated along the way by drinking at least 2 liters of water per day. Make sure to bring enough water for everyone. Other than that, snacks are also road trip essentials. It is believed that snacks can keep you awake and more energized. This is especially important for the driver who may be driving for long hours on the road. You could start with a simple snack such as gums, snack bars, or nuts.  However, keep in mind that everyone has their own preferences when it comes to snacks, so be sure to bring your own favourite snacks. Also, do not litter and ensure that you dispose of your trash in its rightful place. 9. Stay Adventurous Photo by Coleen Rivas on Unsplash You can make your road trip fun by staying adventurous. The keyword to it is to just stay local! Staying local means eating local food, buying local snacks, and getting other local-made items. This is the best way to have an enriching road trip. This way, you can gain knowledge of the local culture. Try popular local food and explore interesting cultural sites on your road trip journey. Be adventurous; you never know what you will find ahead that can make your road trip memorable.  Visiting places with local cuisine and culture can make your road trip memory beautiful and unforgettable!   10. Have Fun Image Credit: Timon Studler on Unsplash The last tip on how to prepare for your road trip is to have fun. Leave your problems at home. We don't need them here, especially on this road trip, because this is the time for adventures and new experiences. This is the time that we have all been waiting for! So, the key to having fun is to be spontaneous. Be open to trying new things that you have discovered on the journey to your destination. Stop by safely at some interesting places along the way and capture these moments with your mobile phone or cameras. That's all we have for today, tips for you on how to prepare for a road trip. Do not forget to perform dua and sunnah on your road trip. For those of you who have worries about missing out prayer times, having difficulties finding Qibla, Halal restaurants, or hotels, simply download the HalalTrip to get the best Muslim travel insights here! Stay healthy and stay safe readers! via GIPHY ...

  • Eid 2020 | 5 Tips To Have A Healthy Eid This Year

    The blessed month of Ramadan is coming to an end which means Eid is just around the corner. Despite the Covid-19 bringing about changes to our lives and how we might be celebrating this year's Eid, for example having video calls instead of visiting, we could still enjoy delicious food at the comfort of our own homes. Food and drinks have always been essential in our Eid celebration. Often, we would give or exchange food with our loved ones and neighbors. via GIPHY The typical Eid menu consists of:  Ketupat  Lontong  Rendang  Ayam Masak Merah  Briyani  Sambal Goreng  On top of that, we usually have sweet treats like: Tarts  Sugee Makmur Cornflakes Some very lucky ones would also get to eat savory treats like:  Kerepek  Kuih Siput Rempeyek  All these awesome treats do not go unaccompanied. We would always have drinks to go with the sweet or savory treats. Our typical drinks consist of:  Teh Tarik Coffee  Carbonated drinks Syrup drinks  After a month of fasting, it is important to be kind to your stomach by not over-indulging this Eid even though the food is just too irresistible. Here are some tips on how to have a healthy Eid this year!  via GIPHY 1. Exercise Portion Control Image Credit: Natalia Y on Unsplash Controlling your food portion is of utmost importance as it helps to keep your weight in check. Remember, it is not about being skinny but it is definitely about staying healthy (you could check whether you are in a healthy range here). Image Credit: My Healthy Plate by Health Hub SG You could follow this simple My Healthy Plate guide to see how much food and which kind to put onto your plate for that healthy meal.  Additionally, chewing your food many times slowly can reduce your overall food intake. Take smaller bites so that you do not feel pressured to chew extremely quickly and even swallow before you are done chewing properly. This helps to ensure you have proper digestion and that you could get the nutrients from the food you had just eaten.  2. Add Fruits and Vegetables to your Meal  Image Credit: Stefano Alemani on Unsplash Instead of just adding fruits and vegetables to your menu, be sure to start your meal with fruits and vegetables. This would allow you to consume food that is high in fiber and low in calories. After consuming fresh fruits and vegetables, you are less likely to overeat. On top of that, fruits and vegetables would provide you with natural sugar content that would make you crave the sweet treats lesser (and stay healthier). 3. Drink Water  Image Credit: Jana Sabeth on Unsplash Instead of drinking Teh Tarik or Coffee (caffeinated drinks), carbonated drinks, syrup drinks, and all the other sweet drinks, drink water after your Eid meals. It would be good if you could drink alkaline water (like Zam Zam water) so as to reduce acid reflux. Drinking water is much preferred to drinking all of those drinks mentioned above. Some benefits of drinking water include: Drinking water before, during, and after a meal will help your body break down the food you eat more easily (effective digestion) Water also helps dissolve vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients from your food Drinking more water can help you lose some weight too It is important to keep ourselves hydrated during this festive day. If we decide to do some vigorous activity or exercises, remember to drink more water. 4. Exercise Regularly  Image Credit: Kari Shea on Unsplash Even though you are mostly at home on Eid, you could still spend some time to exercise. One such way is to do simple exercises like sit-ups, jumping jacks, lunges, push-ups, and so on. Remember to do warm-up and cool-down stretches so that your muscles are ready to work (after warming up) and cools down well before you hit the showers.  Image Credit: The Ultimate 20 Minutes Workout by Health Hub SG Even doing house chores could be like a simple workout for you. Remember, even prior to doing house chores, you need to warm up your muscles and cool down once you are done.  Another important thing to note is to ensure that you do not sleep right after a meal as this may cause you to feel more tired. Wait for the food to fully digest first which typically takes about 4 hours before it is fully digested. Additionally, do not exercise immediately after your meal as this could cause to either vomit or be too exhausted to move your muscles.  5. Substitution for a Healthier Choice  Image Credit: amoon ra on Unsplash So how to stay awake right after a meal? You could start by looking at the food that you eat. Try to replace the usual ingredients with healthier ones as well as changing some of your usual cooking methods.  Replace Usual Ingredients with Healthier Ones It is good to replace the usual white rice that we consume with brown rice. Brown rice has vitamin B which aids in converting nutrients into energy.  As for Eid dishes, there are also some ingredients used that could be replaced with healthier ones. In lontong, rendang and some other Eid dishes, we would usually use coconut milk to give that creamy taste (which adds the extra tasty flavour). Instead, we could replace the coconut milk with fiber creme (non-dairy) or fresh milk or even a healthier choice of coconut milk (less creamy hence lesser cholesterol). Image Credit: Maksim Shutov on Unsplash Also, instead of eating deep-fried keropok, we could replace such snacks with nuts. Some examples of healthy nuts include almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, pine nuts, pistachios, and walnuts. Image Credit: Yulia Khlebnikova on Unsplash As for drinks, we could use fresh milk instead of sweeteners in our hot drinks for a healthier cup of hot Teh Tarik or coffee. Also, we could drink fruit juice instead of carbonated or syrup drinks. One of our highly recommended juices is pomegranate juice. Pomegranate juice has a lot of benefits; it is high in vitamin C, improves digestion, has high antioxidants, and many more.  As for our awesome readers who bake their own sweet/savory Eid treats (salute!), you could replace white sugar in your sweet treats with natural sweeteners (such as honey and stevia). You could also replace butter (which is high in cholesterol) in your cookies with natural oil (like vegetable or olive oil).  Change some Cooking Methods Apart from replacing the usual ingredients with healthier ones, you could also change some cooking methods. Instead of deep-frying, you could switch to air frying. Air fryers require only a fraction of oil that deep fryers require. Therefore, people can have a healthier meal that has similar flavors and textures. This is desirable as air frying lowers a person’s oil intake.    We hope with these simple tips, you could enjoy not just a memorable Eid but also a healthier Eid. Stay home, stay safe, and stay healthy. Eid Mubarak! via GIPHY   ...



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