Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Paris Tours – Tips for a Memorable Trip to Paris

Paris tours for Christmas? Why not? The place is always a good idea if you’re looking to have fun. Paris is usually a part of someone’s bucket list destinations (including me). Once you’ve visited the place, you’ll be longing to return here for more adventures (and love?).

But how are you going to make sure that your trip here is memorable? Whether you’ll go to Champs-Elsysees or Place des Vosges, you should heed to these tips for your Paris tours.

Don’t rush

You can never appreciate Paris’ beauty if you rush around. Have a moment to drink and view this beautiful place during your Paris tours.

While satisfying your hunger, you mustn’t forget to finish it with a coffee without milk. Or have a deca when you’re avoiding caffeine.

Have an afternoon break

Your Paris tours won’t be pleasurable if you don’t take an afternoon break and drink a glass of rose at any of the place’s outdoor cafes. Whether you’re going to Reims for wine tasting or Veuve Clicquot or Versailles for its amazing gardens, never forget to have an afternoon break with a nice drink.

Try its cuisine

Insist on visiting restaurants run by young chefs. They serve world-class menus. They also provide their clients different meals from the traditional Parisian dining. Frequent travelers to Paris favor Le Chateaubriand and Agape Substance.

Wander around

If you’re like me who love history, then you shouldn’t miss wandering around Paris’ historic streets. For falafel, I’d recommend going to Le Marais. They have the best Middle Eastern dishes.

If you’re on for romantic Paris tours, then opt to visit Pont des Arts. It’s where lovers go. You and your loved one will put a padlock and throw its key to the Seine in order to seal your love for each other.

Rue Mouffetard is known for its lively restaurants, cafes and bars. In the evenings, it’s filled with foreign and local tourists. What’s great about it is that it’s very close to automobile traffic. Thus, walking around, going from one place to another is quite easier.

Should you travel alone?

Paris isn’t just for lovers. With that being said, you can travel here with your significant other, a good friend or just by yourself.

Each travel will give you a different experience. If you’re traveling alone, you won’t feel forlorn as the city has a lot of things to offer. This gives you the opportunity to better know the place and absorb its beauty.

Other places to visit

Paris tours offer a lot of sceneries and adventures. Although Louvre is a must-see museum in the city, you should also consider going to Musee D’Orsay. This is especially great for fans of casual art.

Or just sit on the steps of Sacre Coeur while drinking beer or wine while watching the Eiffel Tower. You’ll surely enjoy this. 

Paris tours are simply amazing. You get to visit its world-famous museums, restaurants and sceneries. You’ll also experience its unforgettable cuisine.

As regards to souvenirs, make sure that they’re easy to pack as you might need to have a check-in bag for them when go home.

Monday, November 10, 2014

7 Top Travel Tips to Europe

Traveling to Europe is one of the dreams of most Asians. Before, going there required millions of pesos. Nowadays, there are air routes and travel tips and strategies that you can try to make your trip as cheap as possible.

Avoid summer

It’s tempting to go there during summer season. At Travel Philippines, I don’t recommend visiting Europe in the summer. That’s if you can avoid it.

Why? This is because the prices are at their peak. Almost every hotel is booked up and the cities are crowded.

If you want to have a cheaper travel to Europe, heed to this tip: travel off-season. For instance, you can go there during winter season. You can get discounts up to 40% in a hotel accommodation. Hence, getting great deals is easy at this time of the year.

Use low-cost airlines

For budget-conscious travelers, they opt to fly with airlines that offer low-cost travel to Europe. This is one of the travel tips to Europe that you shouldn’t ignore to help you make your travel to this continent a lot cheaper.

Another more affordable way to Europe is through high-speed rail network.

Try passes

These passes will help you save a lot of money while visiting museums. You may use a welcome card to help you get free public transportation in going to sights, museums, tours, and more.

Use a local transport

In the Philippines, we have jeepneys and tricycles. In Europe, you can use its own public transportations to help you save money. They’re a lot cheaper than choosing axis.

This is one of the travel tips to Europe that you must try. You may choose to buy a 24-hour or a 3-day public pass to make tickets a lot cheaper than purchasing single tickets.

Opt for a rent  car

But make sure that you rent it by the hour. This is a type of program that’s popular in Italy, France, Switzerland, the Netherlands, and other countries.

And if you do rent a car, you must opt for a diesel-fueled car. This will surely ease the pain of paying for high fuel prices. Europe, Spain and Great Britain offer best prices for rental cars.

Stay in an affordable hotel

This is one of the travel tips to Europe that budget-conscious travelers should follow. This is especially true if you’re looking for great value of your money.

But, just because you’re staying in an affordable hotel doesn’t mean you must sacrifice style. Bear in mind that there are plenty of stylish hotels in Europe that offer cheaper rates. Although their rooms are small, they can provide you with king-size bed, flat screen TV, and other features.

Go with a friend

Traveling with a friend is also a nice idea to make your trip to Europe a more affordable journey. You can share travel, food and hotel expenses. Because you’re sharing expenses with a friend, you can afford to stay in a luxury hotel.

Well, there you go. Here are Travel Philippines’ travel tips to Europe that can make your trip here a more enjoyable and affordable one.  

Monday, November 03, 2014

Security Bank Philippines – Tips to Make Your Personal Loan for Travel Expenses Be Approved

Security Bank Philippines is one of the banks in the Philippines that offers loans. However, because of the recent economic issues, the bank has become stricter in approving the applicant’s loan. If you’re planning to apply for a loan in this bank for your travel expenses, you need to present the bank managers with complete package of your finances to get approval.

Listed below are some tips that you can follow to help your personal loan be approved without problems.

1. Know what you want

It is important to understand your preferences before you apply for a personal loan in a bank. There are different types of loans offered by the Security Bank Philippines. But each of them has its own terms.

What you need to look for is a loan that suits your needs for your travel expenses and meets your budget. Applying for a personal loan in this bank can be easier than applying for an auto or mortgage loan.

However, you must make sure that you can pay off the money you want to borrow. And you must do it as fast as possible.

2. Contact the bank

As soon as you’ve found the type of loan package that you’re interested in, you should contact Security Bank Philippines. Its customer support will give you the requirements to become eligible for a loan. Although it’s okay to discuss this matter on the phone, it’s highly recommended that you make an appointment in person.

Keep in mind that this bank has different requirements than other banks. You must know them all upfront so you can be prepared.

3. Know your credit score

Applying for a personal loan for your travel expenses may require you to present your credit history. Or you may need to open an account from the Security Bank Philippines.

The bank will review your financial background. It’s highly likely that you’ll get approval if you have good credit rating with the bank.

Regardless of your credit history, you still need to consider your limitations. Security Bank Philippines will approve your loan if you they think that you are financially capable of making repayments. Thus, you must only apply for personal loans if you can afford to pay them back.

4. Avoid having high expectations

Financial experts said that it’s not a good idea to apply for a loan if you’re such in a hurry to travel. Keep in mind that the officers of Security Bank Philippines follow certain protocol before approving a loan. It may take a few days to weeks before you can get the money, i.e. if your application is approved.

Your main goal here is to apply for a loan that you can afford to repay. The officer might ask you how to use the cash you’re borrowing. Sometimes, using it for your travel expenses might not be a good reason. However, if you’d say that you’ll be using it for home improvement, the officer might approve it.

Again, before you apply for a personal loan at Security Bank Philippines, you need to make sure that you’re capable of repaying it. 

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