Most Famous Dance Clubs

Dance clubs are venues which operate late at night and serve foods, drink, entertainment and music for dancing. Typically, nightclubs feature a stage for live music, one or more dance floor areas illuminated by colored lights and a DJ booth where the DJ plays recorded music.

Here are some of the world’s most famous dance clubs offering the best parties:

Rex Club

Rex Club is a dance club located in Paris, France. It proposed disco music in 1970’s, rock in 1980’s and electronic music in 1993. Today, t is one of the city’s oldest and longest-running spots for techno and house parties.

Hakkasan

Hakkasan is a part of the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The clubs’ artists make it one of the best clubs in the world. Famous DJ’s like Calvin Harris, Afrojack, Tiesto and Steve Aoki perform there regularly.

Zouk

This nightclub which was named after the French creole word for party is located in Singapore. Founded in 1991, it is one of Singapore’s oldest and most popular dance club playing variety of dance music. It has a capacity of 1500 people.

Fabric

Fabric which opened in 1999, is located in Farringdon, London England. It can accommodate 2500 guests. Its unique feature is the “bodysonic” dancefloor which vibrates to the music’s baseline.

Womb

This nightclub in Tokyo, Japan opened in 2010. Womb’s main feature is its giant mirror ball on the main floor. Some of the famous musical artists who performed at Womb are Paul Oakenfold, The Chemical Brothers, Steve Aoki and Diplo.

Top 10 of the World’s Best Dive Sites

Looking for a more extreme underwater experience this summer? Why not try one of these best dive sites in the world?

Barracuda Point –  Sipadan Island, Malaysia

Sipadan is a very small island on the East Coast of Sabah Malaysia. If you want wall of coral where sharks come cruising by and barracuda surrounding the place, Barracuda Point in Sipadan is perfect for you. The site also boasts with white tips, turtles, grouper, jacks and bumphead parrotfish.

Photo credit: Bernard DUPONT (Flickr)
Photo credit: Bernard DUPONT (Flickr)

Blackish Point – Bay Islands Honduras

Blackish point is located in Utila, a tiny mangrove island in Bay islands. Its name was derived from the volcanic rock that forms the wall paralleling shore. The upper section of reef is covered with healthy hard and soft corals. The site shelters goliath grouper, huge lobsters and by chance, “Old Tom,” Utila’s resident legendary whale shark.

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Photo credit: dianedivesphotos

Blue Heron Bridge – Riviera Beach, Florida, USA

A lot of weird marine life lurks in the shallows of Riviera Beach.  Flying gurnards, bandtail sea robins and striated frogfish commonly populate this site which make it popular for divers.

Photo credit: amanderson2 (Flickr)
Photo credit: amanderson2 (Flickr)

Capo d’Acqua – Italy

Capo d’Acqua is a small lake filled with clear spring water that highlights medieval ruins of two mills and a paint factory. The site is also home to some exciting fauna which includes fario or brown trout.

Photo credit: Scuba Diver Life
Photo credit: Scuba Diver Life

Darwin’s Arch – Galapagos Ecuador

Darwin’s Arch is famous for massive whale sharks that patrol the blue, turtles, burly Galapagos sharks, tiger sharks on the safety stop, free-swimming moray eels, eagle rays and schooling hammerheads.

Photo credit: Dive Photo Guide
Photo credit: Dive Photo Guide

Great Blue Hole, Belize

This dive site is rich in coral reefs of vibrant colors. Enormous tuna, sharks, octopus and other pelagics also inhabit the place. Descending another 25 m and you can explore the stalagtites and stalagmites of ancient caverns.

Photo credit: Kashif Pathan (Flickr)
Photo credit: Kashif Pathan (Flickr)

Liberty – Bali, Indonesia

Liberty was a United States Army cargo ship torpedoed by a Japanese submarine in January 1942 and beached on the island of Bali. The wreck is very popular because it is encrusted in anemone, gorgonians and corals. The black sand provides an excellent backdrop for the variety of marine life. The wreck is inhabited by a huge school of big-eyed trevally and over 400 other species of fish which are mostly very tame.

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Photo credit: stokes rx (Flickr)

Nakwakto Rapids – British Columbia, Canada

Nakwakto Rapids, one of the top cold water dives is listed on the Guinness Book of World Records as having one of the strongest currents in the world. It is home to the famous Turret Rock, a rock which stood defiant in the middle of the churning currents of the Nakwkto Rapids. The site is the realm of giant gooseneck barnacles, an oversize crustacean found few other places. Along with the barnacles are crabs, painted greenlings, sculpins and a colorful palette of anemones.

Photo credit: Diver Trek
Photo credit: Diver Trek

Thistlegorm – Egyptian Red Sea

Thistlegorm is a British vessel which was attacked from air and sunk by a German bomber in 1941. This large wreck that lies in the Strait of Gubal is the main attraction in the Red Sea region for divers.

Photo credit: HannahHawke (Flickr)
Photo credit: HannahHawke (Flickr)

Tubbataha Reef – Palawan Philippines

A UNESCO World Heritage site, Tubbataha Reef Marine Park is a protected area of the Philippines located in the middle of the Sulu Sea. The site is popular for its very high density of marine species, pristine coral reef, extensive lagoons and coral atolls.

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Photo credit: q phia (Flickr)

Cruise Ship Lines You Must Try for Your Next Ocean Adventure

Cruise ships or cruise linse are passenger ships used for pleasure voyages. They are usually luxurious and feature amenities and facilities for leisure entertainment like casinos, shops, restaurants, spas, swimming pool, gyms and more.

Here are some of the most famous cruise ships in the world in terms of onboard accommodations, dining and entertainment.

Allure of the Seas

The 5,400-passenger Allure was the world’s largest cruise ship for six years before the title was stolen in May 2016. It features attractions like ziplining and the handmade wooden carousel. It also has a theatre with 1380 seats and an ice skating rink. It has sailed in the Caribbean and Mediterranean region and by 2018 it is set to change home port in the Port of Miami.

Photo credit: Zippo S (Flickr)
Photo credit: Zippo S (Flickr)

Oasis of the Seas

The 5,400-passenger Oasis was launched as the largest cruise ship ever built. The ship which has had her maiden voyage in 2009 features a zipline, a casino, a miniature golf course, multiple night clubs, five swimming pools, volleyball and basketball courts, theme parks, nurseries for children and more. The ship which cruises in the Caribbean region has already set a new capacity record of carrying over 6,000 passengers.

Photo credit: Andy L (Flickr)
Photo credit: Andy L (Flickr)

Anthem of the Seas

The 4,180-passenger Anthem of the Seas features innovative attractions like a skydiving simulator and a London Eye-style glass pod that rises over the pool deck. This high-tech ship which was launched in 2015 offers fast Wi-Fi, onboard bookings via tablets and apps, and RFID bracelets for cabin access and on-ship purchases. Anthem of the Seas cruises in New Jersey, Caribbean, Bermuda and Canada.

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Photo credit: El Coleccionista de Instantes Fotografía & Video (Flickr)

Norwegian Getaway

Norwegian Getaway is a Miami-inspired ship which debuted in 2014. It can carry 3900 passengers and a crew of 1640. The ship features the “Illusionarium”, an entertainment venue devoted to magic and illusion and a 30 feet high video dome. It sails in the Western Caribbean stopping at Bahamas, Jamaica and Mexico.

Photo credit: Robert Pittman (Flickr)
Photo credit: Robert Pittman (Flickr)

Carnival Breeze

The Carnival Breeze is a 3,690-passenger ship which was launched in 2012. Some of its best features are the 5D Cinema called Thrill Theater, outdoor water park, Cloud 9 Spa, jogging track, fitness center, Seaside Theater, Red Frog Pub, Winner’s Luck casino and bar, the Liquid Nightclub disco, Punchliner Comedy Club, Sport-square and Hasbro: The Game Show.

Photo credit: El Coleccionista de Instantes Fotografía & Video (Flickr)
Photo credit: El Coleccionista de Instantes Fotografía & Video (Flickr)

Travel Safety Tips

To have a really enjoyable and memorable travel, one should think of safety first. Here are some tips you might want to take whether you are a newbie or an expert traveler.

1. Never be distracted. Thieves, robbers or pickpockets have this tactic of distracting their prospect victim first. They will swarm around or offer something interesting to you but don’t get caught by their tricks.

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2. Secure your luggage. Always keep your luggage locked. Make sure your lock cannot be easily opened, broken or tampered.

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3. Secure your cash, credit cards and any other valuable things. Keep your valuables with you or within your sight at all times. If staying in a hotel, you may deposit your valuables if they have that service; rather than keeping them inside your room.

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4. Save emergency numbers. It is important that you are familiar with the emergency numbers in the place where you stay. Whatever happens you can always ask someone for help.

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5. Blend in or try not to stand out. Wear simply or try to dress like locals so the bad guys won’t think you are tourist.

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The World’s Best Airports

Airports play a very significant role in boosting a country’s tourism, international commerce and global ties. With airports being a hub that sends passengers around the world, every country also puts their best effort to make a world-class airport, in terms of facilities and security.

Here is a list of some of the best airports in the world:

Singapore Changi Airport

Keeping the number 1 spot for the past 4 years as World’s Best Airport, Changi Airport is one of the largest transportation hubs in Southeast Asia. Some of its features are the butterfly and sunflower garden, the free movie theaters and the snooze lounges for kids and adults to enjoy.

Happy #SunflowerSunday everyone! [📸: @exploresingapore; thank you for this great photo!]

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Incheon International Airport

This is the largest airport in South Korea. Aside from being one of the largest and the busiest in the world, it is also rated as the world’s cleanest airport. It features a spacious business lounge with faxing and local calls facilities and disabled facilities that are offered free of charge.

Munich Airport

It is the second busiest airport in Germany handling 42 million passengers in 2016. One of Munich Airport’s distinct feature is its on-site brewery offering beers, sausages and live music.

Tokyo International Airport

Also called Haneda Airport, it was the primary international airport serving Tokyo until 1978. It is the third busiest airport in Asia and the 5th in the world. The airport is very kid and parent-friendly as they offer a lot of facilities for customers with children.

Haneda Airport Profile

Victoria Falls International Airport

This newly opened airport in Zimbabwe is aiming to set its own record among the world’s top transportation hubs. Having built at the center of a natural wonder, the Victoria Falls, this airport will surely be a hit among tourists who would love to experience the amazing treasures of Africa.

Famous Easter Egg Hunts

Egg hunting is a popular game for Easter celebration. Decorated eggs or Easter eggs which come in either painted or dyed real hard-boiled eggs, artificial eggs made of plastic with chocolates or candies inside or foil-wrapped egg shaped chocolates  of various sizes are hidden in a place for children to find. The child or children who collected the most number of eggs will be declared as winners and prizes are given out to them.

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Here are some of the world’s famous egg hunts, then and now:

Imperial Easter Nest Hunt (Schönbrunn Palace Vienna, Austria)

This event featured an enormous mountain of 40,000 painted Easter eggs in 2014. This Easter Saturday (April 15), the organizer promises  the Easter market to be transformed into a giant Easter basket with lots of surprises waiting for children.

Capella D.C. Easter Egg Hunt (Washington D.C., USA)

In 2014, the Capella Washington DC Hotel hosted this Easter egg hunt through social media, wherein the egg hunters will look for the golden egg posted in Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. Prizes were round-trip tickets from Washington, D.C. to Istanbul with Turkish Airlines and overnight stays at Capella hotels.

The Largest Egg Hunt in the World (State Capitol Sacramento California, USA)

This event in 2015 was organized by the Blue Heart International. They tried to break the Guinness world record for the largest Easter egg hunt with over 500,000 Easter eggs.

National Trust Cadbury Egg Hunts

This is one of UK’s best Easter Egg hunt with over 250 hunts taking place across England, Wales and Northern Ireland this year. Everyone who completes a hunt will be rewarded with a Cadbury treat.

Magical Egg Hunt on Table Mountain (Cape Town, South Africa)

This high altitude egg hunt in 2014 featured the Easter Bunny, Easter Fairy and Mad Hatter. Egg hunters were provided with clue cards to help them track down the hidden treasures on top of the Table Mountain.

Center Village Egg Hunt (Copper Mountain, Colorado)

65,000 eggs await children for this year’s Center Village Egg Hunt, also known as Colorado’s Largest Easter Egg Hunt. This year’s event takes place on April 16.

Egg Hunt at Chateau Vaux Le Vicomte (Maincy, France)

This April 15 through 17, Chateau Vaux Le Vicomte will host a grand Easter event featuring 35,000 eggs scattered throughout the estate’s picturesque gardens. Families can also take a tour of the historic castle, built from 1658 to 1661. This year’s event takes place April 15 through 17.

 

Types of Vacation Rentals

Vacation rentals usually occur in private properties that is why  there are a lot of accommodations to choose from. Here are some types of vacation rentals that you might consider for your upcoming getaway.

Villa

Originally, villas are ancient Roman upper-class country house, but as times passed by, the term has also evolved. In United Kingdom, modern villas refer to high-quality detached mansions in warm destinations. In Australia, the term is used to describe a type of townhouse with 3-4 bedrooms. In New Zealand, villas are wooden weatherboard houses built before WW1.

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Apartment

It is a self-contained type of residential unit that occupies a part of a building which normally without a stair. In British English it is more commonly known as a flat.  In Scotland, it is called a tenement especially if it is a traditional sandstone building.

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Cottage

Cottages were originally a dwelling place for agricultural workers, their friends and families. But in this modern times, cottages are usually modest and cosy dwelling, found in rural or semi-rural location.

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Townhome

Townhomes or townhouses are typically terraced. In Asia, Australia, and South Africa, townhomes generally have high security, resort facilities such as swimming pools, gyms, parks and playground equipment.

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Condominium

More commonly known as condo, it is a type of real estate divided into units. In Singapore and Malaysia, condos have features like security guards, swimming pools or tennis courts. In the Philippines, it is classified into low-rise, mid-rise and high-rise.

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