Cities are ever changing. The following eight cities, though mostly already known as tourist destinations, offer new wonders while maintaining their same old charm.
- Shikoku, Japan
Shikoku, the smallest of Japan’s major islands, features 1200-year old pilgrimage trail that passes by 88 historic temples, with a newly-built Japan Rail pass making traveling to the island much easier. Don’t miss visiting the island’s famous bathhouses.
- Lower Manhattan, New York
Starting from Ground Zero, the entire Lower Manhattan has experienced a kind of rebirth. The area now has an even more vibrant community and various cultural developments – and at the center of it all is the 9/11 Memorial and the highly-anticipated One World Trade Center.
- Yellowstone National Park
The Yellowstone National Park needs no further promotion, but it still deserves one. The park recently finished a residence upgrade with the Canyon Lodge and Cabins, which features over 500 rooms and has an estimated cost of about $70 million.
- San José del Cabo, Mexico
San José del Cabo isn’t as popular as its sister city, Cabo San Lucas, which may in fact be its draw. The city is full of history and is currently drawing in a lot of investors to the hotel and dining business.
- Faroe Islands
Come for the scenery and stay for the cuisine. Faroe Islands is the center of Nordic culinary arts, among other avant-garde cuisine. Top restaurants follow the philosophy of cooking purely from locally-grown ingredients, which should make the trip palatably exciting.
- Rome, Italy
The city with the richest history in the West has given facelifts to many of its ancient sites. Among the upgraded sites are those featuring Emperor Augustus, the Palatine Museum, and the Villa of Livia. Other sites have also been reopened to the public.
A must-visit for any serious world traveler, our country is ranking even higher in tourist destination lists, thanks to it losing reputation as a deadly serious city while gaining popularity as a major party place in Asia.
- Orlando, Florida
Orlando isn’t just Disneyland – it’s much, much more. The city also boasts the state-of-the-art Phillips Performing Arts Center, the East end Market, and the SunRail commuter train. Its culinary scene is also very much up and thriving.
Going out of Singapore? When you travel, you carry the burden of worrying about your luggage especially if it is full of fragile things like your cameras, smartphones, tablets and other gadgets. It is important that you protect your gadgets because it is your means to stay connected with your friends and share your experiences in social media platforms.
Here are some tips on protecting your gadgets when traveling:
- Back up: Before you have an adventure, make sure that you backed up your smartphones or tablet. In the event of destruction or damage abroad, you can still access the copy when you go home. It is crucial also to safeguard your data.
- Travel insurance: The smartest thing that you can consider when wandering to other places is getting travel insurance or gadget insurance. You can visit your travel agencies here in Singapore and inquire about travel insurance. You can also obtain travel insurance upon booking of your airline tickets. This is important because you will never know what will happen.
- Cover: When you are heading to the beach, you should think about your smartphones unless you will leave it at your room. The sand and saltwater can corrode the phones. The best thing that you should do is secure a cover. Waterproof pouches will be good. If you want to secure it so it won’t fall, you should look for waterproof pouches with neck straps.
- Separate devices: You think that stacking your devices together is a good idea so you can look after one bag. That is not recommended. Your gadgets need to regulate the temperature to cool down and if you put it together, the heat will just circulate.
The tips mentioned above should be enough. Enjoy your travel!