The Best Time to Travel to Europe, Asia and South America


So, you have decided you want to travel but don’t know the right time to go or which continent to explore? Here is a comprehensive list of three stunning continents and the best time to travel to each of these majestic parts of the world.


Europe

There are 3 main seasons for travelling in Europe, which are high, low and shoulder. Every one of these seasons has its own benefits and drawbacks that will have an impact on your travelling experience.



June to August (High Season)

The peak of summer in Europe is from June to August and these months are called the high season. The weather is amazing, as Europe doesn’t get much rain during this time of the year. Al fresco dining is awesome during this time, even at night, so staying out late is a definite option. Long summer days also mean the sun doesn’t set till quite late at night, especially in Northern Europe. So, there is a lot of sightseeing that can be crammed in during the day before watching the sunset and enjoying your al fresco dinner on an European patio. A lot of popular tourist attractions are open throughout the season so you can see and do so much. Remember, with crowds of tourists and locals; always mind your social etiquettes. Last but not least, Europe hosts hundreds of outdoor music festivals during the summer because the weather is lovely.


November to April (Low Season)

With exception of the Alps where the high season is from late December to March because of skiers, low season in Europe takes place from November to April. Besides the Alps, Europe is home to a lot of great locations for winter sports and activities. Speaking of thrilling activities, it is a good idea to get a comprehensive travel insurance plan so that you can be easily reimbursed in the event of a calamity or accident. This is also the ideal time to travel to Europe for budget travellers, as prices drop as low as 30% less than the high season, so purchasing good travel insurance should be a cinch. It’s also a wonderful time to visit famous locations like the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, Louvre, the Tower of London, the Coliseum and St. Peter’s Basilica without the intense crowds of tourists during the high season. So, there is no need to wait in long lines and crowded trains.


April to June and September to November (Shoulder Season)

These are some of the best months to visit Europe. Spring is in full bloom from April to June and the ambush of seasonal travellers has not begun. Europe’s many parks and gardens will be blossoming with a plethora of vibrant flowers. September to November is great for travelling too because the weather is cool and you’ll see colorful autumn leaves everywhere. Prices also remain low during the shoulder season.


Asia

When you travel to this continent, take note of the weather, wildlife and events that are happening.



Weather

November through February is typically the best time to travel to Asia as its drier and cooler. Malaysia and Indonesia experience dry seasons from April to October. Wet monsoon rains fall from June to October in most countries, making it difficult to dive, surf, hike or sunbathe.


Wildlife

If you are an animal lover, Taman Negara National Park in Malaysia is a great place to see smaller “big” cats, bats, snakes and flying squirrels. The best time to visit is between February and September. The months of March till October are the perfect times to see the endangered orangutans of Borneo. If you are planning to visit Thailand, Khao Sok National Park in Southern Thailand is a perfect place to see leopards, sun bears, gibbons, tigers and elephants.


Events

It's recommended that you plan your travel around Thailand's Songkran festival from April 13 to 15th, when Thais celebrate their New Year by flooding the streets while wielding water guns, buckets of water and handfuls of talcum powder. In September, the Laos Dragon Boat Race is held in every riverside town. This race features vibrant costumes and a parade on water. If you want to travel to Laos in early November, head to the Pha That Luang temple in Vientiane where thousands of Buddhists gather. It’s truly an amazing sight to behold.


South America

Interestingly, South America’s seasons are opposite of North America’s seasons. So, when it’s summer in North America, Europe and Asia, it’s wintertime in South America. There’s also a good time to go to South America and there’s a great time to go to South America. Here are a few famous spots and the months when it’s a great time to go.



Argentina

Much like Europe, shoot for the shoulder season, which is during April and May. It’s when the cool, crystal clear air makes its way from the arctic, pushing off the tropical haze from the north. The Argentine summer is from December to March, and during this time, days are sunny and warm. This is the best time to visit Patagonia.


Brazil

Avoid Carnival, Easter, Christmas, New Year and the Brazilian summer from December to February because of the crowds. If you want to go during those months, just be sure to book your Brazilian vacation ahead of time. The Brazilian winter, from June to August allows coastal towns like Rio de Janeiro to still enjoy warm temperatures. If you want to see the Amazon Rainforest, go during the dry season, which is between June and December. There is less rain and fewer bugs. To see a myriad of wildlife, then battle the rainy season between January and May.


Colombia

The best time to go to this amazing part of South America is during December to March, when there are plenty of festivals to enjoy and partake in. The best time to soak up the sun is from July to August. Avoid April and May as it will be rainy in Colombia. If you don’t like crowds, don’t plan a trip during June to July and the holiday season in December.


Peru

The wonderful thing about Peru is that you can go there all year-round and have the best time. This is because Peru is situated close to the equator and has mild winters and summers. High in the Andes Mountains, in the Peruvian cloud forest is where the incredible Machu Picchu is located. Here, there are distinct wet and dry seasons. Typically, the rainy season is from November to February, so you might get wet if you plan on visiting Machu Picchu or hiking the Inca Trail. Bring a poncho or rain jacket along. Remember this important fact before planning a trip to Peru; the Inca Trail is closed every February for trail maintenance. The best time to go is April or May. Everything is lush and green. There are no clouds, less crowds and beautiful, deep blue skies.


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8 Money Safety Tips While Travelling


Before you leave for your next exciting international trip, take a moment to think about the ringgits and cents, or should we say pounds and pesos? Carrying currency on a holiday is a delicate balancing act between utility and safety. The key is to make your money difficult to access so that it deters thieves and pickpockets. Gone were the days of carrying traveller’s checks around. Today, all of us are more likely to use cash from ATM withdrawals and credit or debit cards, which usually offer better exchange rates and lower fees than traveller’s checks. All you need are some tips and tricks to avoid losing money on a vacation. To give yourself additional peace of mind, purchase an all-inclusive travel insurance plan so that you will be reimbursed in the event of an abhorred calamity. Once you have done that, keep these tricks up your sleeve so that you keep the pesky thieves away.



1. Split Your Money

Whenever you can, divvy up your travel cash as well as credit cards into a few safe spots. When all your money is in one spot, it makes it easier for a thief to take all of it at once. For instance, keep some money on your person and some in your bag. In the event your bag gets lost or snatched, you still have another stash to tie you through till you get to a police station or back to your hotel.

2. Prioritize On Your Person Storage

There are many under clothing storage accessories today that are much more effective than neck pouches and money belts. Though these classics still can get the job done, the newer options are more discreet like bra, long johns, and underwear as well as under shirts that have built-in pockets for secure storage. These on body storage accessories are especially useful if you’re sleeping somewhere that doesn’t have a secure place for cash and other valuables. Also, not forgetting when you accidentally fall asleep at airports or on trains and buses.

3. Keep Small Bills

As there are many virtues of dividing money, there are also many advantages of carrying smaller denominations of currency that is easily accessible when you are out and about. Albeit, changing or withdrawing large amounts of money reduces the fees, it also means that you’ll be travelling with far more cash and larger bills. With smaller notes, you’ll avoid pulling out the local equivalent of a $100-dollar bill when you want to buy something for 30 cents. Always make sure you’ve got a variety of small bills and coins ready for small purchases like souvenirs, food and any local attraction entry tickets. One of the best money safety tips is to stash away the larger bills in your under clothing storage pocket or tuck them into a secure part of your wallet or bag and stick to small bills.



4. Invest In An Anti-Theft Bag

Some bags are just tougher than others and this applies to all travel purses, backpacks and bags. There are bags today that are specifically designed with travel safety in mind. These bags have features like steel-cable-reinforced shoulder straps, slash-proof fabric, and locking zippers and are even cut-proof. Qualities like these slow down thieves and deter opportunistic pickpockets.

5. Keep A Dummy Wallet and Keep Your Real Wallet Trim

If you are planning a vacation to a place that is known for muggings or pickpocketing, contemplate getting a cheap wallet and keep smalls bills and sample cards in it to make it look real. Hopefully, a dummy wallet will stop pickpockets from getting to your real wallet. It’s also something for you throw and run in the case of an actual mugging. It will buy you time to escape safely with your real wallet. Speaking of your real wallet, you aren’t going to need that restaurant discount card or your library card when you are 6,000 miles away from home. Before your holiday, vet through your wallet and remove everything except the bare necessities like your international credit card, back up credit cards, your ID and insurance card. Not only are you less likely to lose the things in your wallet, it will help you travel lighter. If your wallet does get stolen or lost, you’ll have less to replace.

6. Buy A Travel Wallet

Besides getting a dummy wallet, you may also want to consider a wallet that is designed specifically for travel. If you are the kind of person whose everyday wallet is choc full of cards like gym memberships, library cards, pre-paid coffee cards and frequent buyer cards, the pockets of your wallet are more often than not, stretched out. The pockets will be loose when you minimize the contents before you travel. By buying a travel-only wallet, your essential cards will have snug pockets and they can’t slip out accidentally. As you check off all the countries on your travel bucket list, you won’t have to unpack and repack your day-to-day wallet. All you need to do is switch out what you need according to your next destination.


7. Money Alternatives

Amongst all the money safety tips, this one is probably the easiest to do. If you are visiting a metropolitan city, get yourself a multi-use ticket or a travel pass so you can forgo your cash or credit card when you hop from buses to trains. Most cities’ public transportation system offers multi-use cards like London’s Oyster card or San Francisco’s Clipper card. Paris offers a “carnet” on its metro, which gets you 10 single-ride tickets for one discounted price. Take advantage of these facilities so that you can reduce your chances of losing your wallet by simply retrieving and stowing it fewer times.
8. Stow Securely

Speaking of stowing your wallet, sometimes the best way to protect your money is to not carry it all. Most hotels’ in-room safes are pretty secure. If you have a wad of cash or an item that you’re particularly anxious about, check with the concierge if the hotel has a safe-deposit box behind the desk. If you do decide to use the hotels behind the desk safe, just remember to collect your items before you leave. When you are packing and leaving in a hurry, you can easily forget your items. As the saying goes, “out of sight, out of mind.” Leave a colorful post-it note in your room or on your suitcase as a reminder to retrieve your things at the concierge.

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Despacito Fever!


Despacito..
Luis Fonsi - Despacito ft. Daddy Yankee
If you love to dance, this is a great music to dance with a partner and even friends! :D
Beautiful and sensual music.
I always love Spanish songs ;)

Despacito Spanish Lyric

Ay
Fonsi
DY
Oh
Oh no, oh no
Oh yeah
Diridiri, dirididi Daddy
Go

Sí, sabes que ya llevo un rato mirándote
Tengo que bailar contigo hoy (DY)
Vi que tu mirada ya estaba llamándome
Muéstrame el camino que yo voy (Oh)

Tú, tú eres el imán y yo soy el metal
Me voy acercando y voy armando el plan

Solo con pensarlo se acelera el pulso (Oh yeah)
Ya, ya me está gustando más de lo normal
Todos mis sentidos van pidiendo más
Esto hay que tomarlo sin ningún apuro

Despacito
Quiero respirar tu cuello despacito
Deja que te diga cosas al oído
Para que te acuerdes si no estás conmigo

Despacito
Quiero desnudarte a besos despacito
Firmo en las paredes de tu laberinto
Y hacer de tu cuerpo todo un manuscrito (sube, sube, sube)
(Sube, sube)

Quiero ver bailar tu pelo
Quiero ser tu ritmo
Que le enseñes a mi boca
Tus lugares favoritos (favoritos, favoritos baby)

Déjame sobrepasar tus zonas de peligro
Hasta provocar tus gritos
Y que olvides tu apellido (Diridiri, dirididi Daddy)

(DY) Si te pido un beso ven dámelo
Yo sé que estás pensándolo
Llevo tiempo intentándolo
Mami, esto es dando y dándolo
Sabes que tu corazón conmigo te hace bom, bom
Sabes que esa beba está buscando de mi bom, bom
Ven prueba de mi boca para ver cómo te sabe
Quiero, quiero, quiero ver cuánto amor a ti te cabe
Yo no tengo prisa, yo me quiero dar el viaje
Empecemos lento, después salvaje

Pasito a pasito, suave suavecito
Nos vamos pegando poquito a poquito
Cuando tú me besas con esa destreza
Veo que eres malicia con delicadeza

Pasito a pasito, suave suavecito
Nos vamos pegando, poquito a poquito
Y es que esa belleza es un rompecabezas
Pero pa montarlo aquí tengo la pieza

Despacito
Quiero respirar tu cuello despacito
Deja que te diga cosas al oído
Para que te acuerdes si no estás conmigo

Despacito
Quiero desnudarte a besos despacito
Firmo en las paredes de tu laberinto
Y hacer de tu cuerpo todo un manuscrito (sube, sube, sube)
(Sube, sube)

Quiero ver bailar tu pelo
Quiero ser tu ritmo
Que le enseñes a mi boca
Tus lugares favoritos (favoritos, favoritos baby)

Déjame sobrepasar tus zonas de peligro
Hasta provocar tus gritos
Y que olvides tu apellido

Despacito
Vamos a hacerlo en una playa en Puerto Rico
Hasta que las olas griten "¡ay, bendito!"
Para que mi sello se quede contigo

Pasito a pasito, suave suavecito
Nos vamos pegando, poquito a poquito
Que le enseñes a mi boca
Tus lugares favoritos (favoritos, favoritos baby)

Pasito a pasito, suave suavecito
Nos vamos pegando, poquito a poquito
Hasta provocar tus gritos
Y que olvides tu apellido (DY)
Despacito


Justin Bieber - "Despacito" ft. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee

A mix of English and Spanish. Perfect :)

Despacito (Remix) Lyric

Into: Justin Bieber
Coming over in my direction
So thankful for that, it's such a blessin', yeah
Turn every situation into heaven, yeah
Oh-oh, you are
My sunrise on the darkest day
Got me feelin' some kind of way
Make me wanna savor every moment slowly, slowly
Yout fit me tailor-made, love how you put it on
Got the only key, know how to turn it on
The way you nibble on my ear, the only words I wanna hear
Baby, take it slow so we can last long

The rest is the same as above (Spanish lyric)


Attention & Despacito Mashup (English Spanish Cover) Charlie Puth, Justin Bieber, Luis Fonsi
If you love the song, Attention and Despacito, this is a fantastic mashup.

Luis Fonsi - Despacito (Malay Version - Incognito) 2017
Classic, funny Malay version. They have nice voice too.

Luis Fonsi - Despacito (Malay Female Version ) 2017
I guess this is a reply version to the Male Malay version. I really love the music remake with the violin effect!

Despacito - Daddy Yankee & Luis Fonsi ft Justin Bieber (cover)
A cover by Shahida Supian. I like her voice. No editing, just pure good voice.

Parodi Despacito (Edisi Ramadhan) - W/NSG
How to react to this - have a good laugh (este segelas) while sing with your friends!

Enjoy Despacito! :D
Luv,
Sophie

A Globetrotter’s Guide to Social Etiquettes from Around the World


People are generally tolerant and accepting of foreign visitors but it would serve you well to always practice good manners and social etiquettes so as not to offend anyone. Etiquette differs from each culture and country. In general, if you are well mannered, tolerant and respectful, your travels will be pleasant and easy. Here is a list of international etiquettes from around the world to keep so when you go travelling next, you can be mindful of local mannerisms and make the best of your trip.


Japan

Do you know that you must never stick your chopsticks upright in your rice? Sticking them upright in a bowl of rice is even worse. This is because during funerals in Japan, the rice bowl of the deceased is placed before their coffin with the chopsticks upright in the rice. If you need to stop between bites, it’s best to place your chopsticks together right in front of you, parallel to the edge of the table.

China

In China, it may be considered bad manners to clean your plate at the dinner table as it can be construed that you don’t have enough food and you are still hungry. It is also bad luck to flip a whole fish once you have finished one side. The phrase is called “dao yue” which means “to flip the fish is like saying the fisherman’s boat is going to capsize,” or simply bad luck. The most superstitious won’t even attempt to eat the bottom part of the fish.

Greece

Alternatively, in a Greek family home, you must eat everything that is on your plate. Leaving food on your plate could be taken as insult as the hostess may think you don’t like the food.

Middle East & India

For all the lefties in the world, please take note that it considered rude to pass items with your left hand in India. Especially in South India, you should not even touch your plate with your left hand while eating, as the left hand is associated with cleaning yourself in the toilet. It is also considered a gross indecency in Iran to eat with your left hand. If you are having coffee with the Bedouins in the Middle East, shake the cup at the end. A Bedouin will continuously refresh your cup unless you tilt it two or three times before handing it back.

France

It’s best to learn a few greetings in French to make yourself comfortable with the locals. They appreciate being people who are bien eleve (well brought up or well mannered). Remember that you must not eat bread as an appetizer before the meal. It has to be eaten as an accompaniment to your food, particularly with the cheese course at the end of the meal. Also, did you know it is preferred that you place your bread directly on the table and not on a plate?

Germany

When in Germany, it’s vital to be appropriately dressed for every occasion. This cannot be stressed enough. You express your respect not only for the occasion but the guests, the surroundings and especially the host or hostess.

Italy

Unless it is explicitly offered, don’t ask for Parmesan cheese for your pizza. It’s a culinary sin; like putting sawdust on expensive caviar. Many dishes in Italy aren’t meant for Parmesan. For example, in Rome, the traditional cheese is Pecorino. Just remember, if it’s not offered, don’t ask. When in Rome, do as the Romans do.

Chile

Don’t eat anything with your hands, even fries. In Chile, manners are a little more formal than other South American countries. Even though it might seem more practical to pick up certain foods with your hands, don’t do it. Just use your fork.

Korea

If someone older to you offers you a drink, lift your glass to receive the pour with both hands. Then turn your head away and take a discreet sip. It is a sign of respect for elders and an extremely important tenet of Korean culture. Also, don’t start eating until the oldest gentleman has done so and don’t leave the table until he is finished.

Russia

The holy grail of spirits in Russia is of course, vodka. This beverage must always be drunk neat – not even with ice. Adding any form of liquid is seen as polluting the drink’s purity, unless it’s Yorsh. Yorsh is a formidable concoction of vodka and beer. Most important of all, don’t ever turn down a drink. Offering someone a drink is a sign of trust and friendship. Even if it’s 9am, it’s a good idea to take the drink.

An overarching etiquette that transcends borders is international driving etiquette. While the the do’s and don’ts still differ depending on the country you’re in, it's important that you get acquainted with the primary driving rules of the country you’re visiting before hand - i.e. identifying the correct driving lane to be in. In the event of an accident with another vehicle, a standard social etiquette would be to greet and pacify the other driver, and to exchange car insurance details. Exactly why it’s important to be sure that you have a comprehensive personal travel insurance plan to keep you safe abroad, click here for more details.

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Travel Bucket List: 10 Places to See Before you Die


Everyone needs a travel bucket list. Let’s call it the “Travel the World” list. It can be daunting to decide what goes on that list, as there is such a big, beautiful world out there with so much to see. With so many international destinations, natural wonders and man-made masterpieces, the choices are infinite in the course of a lifetime. Here is a narrowed down list of 10 breathtaking places to see before you kick the bucket. Pick one or pick them all – you can’t go wrong. This is your ultimate travel itinerary that will take you on a journey of a lifetime. From the Seven Wonders of the World to tropical paradises, this will certainly give you ideas for planning your next holiday.

1.     Cairo, Egypt

Your first stop here should be at one of the 7 wonders of the world, the only surviving ancient wonder, the Great Pyramid of Giza. It is 230.4 meters wide at its base, 146.5 meters tall and was built between 2584 BC and 2561 BC. Giza is usually a stop on the Cairo-Luxor-Aswan trip along the Nile River and the pyramids, temples and tombs are a spectacular sight.

Basílica de San Pedro y Columnata de Bernini:

2.     Rome, Italy

This epic city was certainly not built in a day. Founded in 753 BC, the Eternal City is one of the oldest occupied cities in Europe and widely regarded as the birthplace of Western civilization. It is the embodiment of Renaissance art and religious opulence. Be sure to visit the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel and the Coliseum. As they say, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do,” and practice the perfected “il dolce far niente”, the sweet art of idleness. Take a stroll down the beguiling piazza and have a great feast at the trattorias or enoctecas. Viva Roma!

Interior of Taj Mahal: India's beautiful Taj Mahal at sunrise #India:

3.     Agra, India

All for the honor of love, the awe-inspiring Taj Mahal is a striking white marble mausoleum built by Emperor Shah Jahan in the mid 1600s. It was used to house the tomb of his favorite wife Mumtaz, a Persian princess. The interior is even more stunning than the exterior, if that is even possible. Inside you will see the world’s finest example of the Mughal style which an elegant combination of Persian, Islamic and Indian architecture.

It's over 12,000 miles long, thousands of years old, and can be seen from space—no wonder the Great Wall nabbed a spot on this list.:

4.     Huairou, China

Undoubtedly, one the most iconic man-made structures on Earth, the Great Wall of China is absolutely incredible. Do you know that it is not one continuous wall but a series of shorter walls spanning more than 5,500 miles in its entirety? The wall was originally built to keep out nomads and invaders but today it serves as amazing vantage points as it winds along the crests of hills. Try hiking the Jinshanling Great Wall, which is located 2 and half hours away from Beijing. Acclaimed as the best-preserved section along with its stunning views of the rugged landscape, it is any photographer’s dream.

The Great Barrier Reef, Australia - one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World One of the stops on our Big trip http://www.tipsfortravellers.com/bigtrip2014:

5.     Queensland, Australia

The colors that you will find in the Great Barrier Reef are otherworldly. It is more than 1,400 miles long and located in the Coral Sea off the coast of Queensland. Dubbed the Blue Outback, it is also the largest coral reef system on the planet. This World Heritage site is a protected marine park that comprises of 900 islands and 3,000 individual reefs. If that is already not dizzying enough, get this – there are 5,000 species of mollusk, 1,500 fish species, 400 species of coral, 215 bird species, 125 species of shark, stingray, skates and chimaera, 30 species of dolphins, whales and porpoises. Crikey!


Serengeti National Park | UNESCO-gforpcrossing: Tanzania - Serengeti National…:

6.     Tanzania

If you love wildlife this next location is an absolute must in your travel bucket list. Experiencing the Great Migration is a dream come true. It’s remarkably grand to witness 1.5 million wildebeests, accompanied by 400,000 gazelles and 200,000 zebras move in ordered chaos through the beautiful Serengeti ecosystem. These astounding animals move from the northern hills to the southern plains for short rains in October and November and then back north after the long rains from April to June. These will be the best times to go on a safari to the Serengeti National Park, which has the highest concentration on large mammals on the planet, especially lions. Get a safari guide so that you don’t miss glimpses of the Big Five – African elephants, Cape buffaloes, lions, leopards and rhinoceros.


Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  The 50 Most Beautiful Cities in the World - Condé Nast Traveler:

7.     Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The exuberant spirit of the people of Rio de Janeiro is evident all year around. It is known as the Cidade Maravilhosa (Marvelous City) for a reason. It has more than 20 beaches and many magnificent landmarks, including the legendary Christ the Redeemer statue that overlooks the city. With the Guanabara Bay against the rugged backdrop of densely forested mountains, get ready for one of the most stunning settings in the world.


Machu Picchu's panoramic views and intricate (and a tad mysterious) stone walls more than validate the site's worldwide fame.:

8.     Machu Picchu, Peru

The reason this Incan citadel is called the Lost City of the Incas is because its location is so remote. Perched on the edge of a mountain high in the Andes and hidden from ravaging conquistadors until it was found in 1911, its untouched wonder is astounding on many levels. Its fascinating history is worth the challenging one-hour walk up to the summit of Wayna Picchu, soaring 1,100 feet above Machu Picchu. It believed to be the former residence of the Inca High Priest and only 400 people are permitted on Wayna Picchu each day.


Petra, Jordan. I probably won't be traveling in the Middle East anytime soon, but I can still dream:

9.     Petra, Jordan

Petra means “rock” in Greek and is one of Jordan’s most popular spots. The city is a marvel of rock-cut architecture and appears to spring from the very cliffs that surround it. Until 1812, this mysterious city did not appear on Western maps. Today, you can stroll down its beautiful boulevards and explore its fascinating tombs and archaeological sites.


Ride on a tortoise back in the Galapagos Islands:

10. Galapagos Islands, Ecuador

This World Heritage Site is a nature lover's paradise. The untouched splendor and wealth of unique species, like the giant tortoise, make it unforgettable. Located 575 miles off the coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos archipelago and its surrounding waters are a national park and biological marine preserve. Take a relaxing cruise that offers multi-island tours that will simply enthrall you.


With these exciting travel plans, don’t forget to keep you and your loved ones safe by purchasing reliable travel insurance. It is absolutely vital to ensure peace of mind on your amazing journey. AIG Travel Insurance has a comprehensive plan that will “jaga” you and your family through any travel mishap.


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