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5 Top To-Do Things in Phoenix, Arizona

Phoenix serves as Arizona’s capital. It is also the city with the highest number of population in Arizona. Despite these attributes, it is also popular for housing the biggest museums in the USA’s western area. If you should get the opportunity to visit Phoenix or you are wondering what to do when you visit Phoenix, then here are some of the things you will surely enjoy in the city. Private Tours in Chase Field Chase field is a location within Phoenix that has 6 levels covering more than 1,300,000 sq ft. For those who enjoy watching or being involved in sporting activities, there are fields for major sports including basketball, football, and baseball. It is also the home of the Baseball team that represents Arizona in the Major League. Thus, if you are a fan of the Arizona Major League, you can get to meet your favorite star in this location. Science Center Arizona The Science Center in Arizona is another interesting place you should see in Phoenix. It is a Science and Heritage Park that covers an area of 164,000 sq ft. It is a famous learning center as thousands of students, researchers and people who love Science visits the area on a daily basis for field trips and other reasons. There are also several educative seminars and science summits that are carried out within the location at virtually every time of the year. Phoenix Zoo The zoo in Phoenix is among the biggest zoos in the USA that is owned privately. There are more than 1,400 animals living within the zoo as well as over 30 species that are endangered. This implies that you can see these rare species in the location. Apart from the Science Center Arizona, it is the next most commonly visited Phoenix tourist destination. Musical Instrument Museum My friend does garage door repair in Little Rock for a living and as a result has alot of spare time to play music. This is his favorite museum! Millions of people who love music regularly visit this museum that is reputed for its enthralling architecture and interesting collection of more than 1,500 artifact and instruments of music. When you visit the museum, you are taken on a tour to see the various instruments. You will also get the opportunity to play some of the instruments. Phoenix Art Museum The museum was established in the 1900s and welcomes several features from all over the world. People who love art visit the museum to see the artworks by some of their favorite artists as well as various other works of art. You can also get to watch inspiring live art films and performances. It is a great family tourist spot. Conclusion These tourist sites in Phoenix are places you must visit when next you are visiting Phoenix. Other places you can also see in Phoenix include Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park, Penske Racing Museum, Pomegranate Café, Phoenix Symphony, and Phoenix Children Museum.

5 Reasons Why You Must Visit Orlando Florida

When it comes to traveling for fun or even for business, we often want to visit places where we can have several things to do. This is considering that we might not have the time or opportunity to visit such locations again. Orlando, located in Florida, is one of such locations that provide you with so much to do. 5 reasons why you must visit Orlando Florida are discussed below. Kennedy Space Center My buddy who lives here and makes a living selling things on eBay always raves about this place. Located on Florida’s eastern coast, the center has become a major tourist location in the United States of America. It is a site where NASA utilizes for sending Astronauts to space from the surface of the earth. You can get the opportunity to watch such sights or just explore the location by visiting. Orlando Seaworld If you are an entertainment freak, then you will want to see the Seaworld in Orlando. You are sure to get an amazing experience as there will be a lot of shows for you to choose from. Other attractions are available within the facility that you can also visit including Stingray Lagoon, Dolphin Cove and Shark Encounter Tunnel. All of these listed attractions allow you to have quality animal experiences that you will not forget in a hurry. Universal Studios If you watch television series and movies, chances are that you must have watched a lot of movies that were produced by Universal Studios. A visit to the studio will allow you to enjoy several live shows, the like of which you will hardly find anywhere else. They also carry out seasonal events towards entertaining and delighting their visitors. Thus, you can find out when they have such seasonal events and plan your trip around that time. However, irrespective of the time you visit the studio, you are sure of having a very nice time. Disneyworld The Magic Kingdom of Disney is the first tourist park that was established in Orlando. It is living up to its hype in the town as more than 20 million visitors find their way to the park annually. Six various zones within the park are all functioning simultaneously. All of these zones offer you different but great experiences that will make your visit worth the while. Universal Island of Adventure If you love movies, then this is another spot in Orlando that you do not want to miss. It is easily one of the topmost Orlando tourist attractions. There are several islands within this location including Jurassic Park, Toon Lagoon and Harry Potter’s Wizarding World among others. Conclusion The presence of these 5 interesting locations in Orlando makes up 5 reasons why you must visit Orlando. Other interesting locations worthy of mention include Discovery Cove, Legoland, Disney’s Hollywood Studio, Gatorland Orlando and Aquatica Park.

Planning For A Trirp

Traveling safely in foreign countries, Ever been to a trip and then remembered that you forgot to feed your dog, or have that disturbing feeling of leaving a door or a window open?  With the world so full of places to visit, it’s quite a task choosing travel destinations, leaving little time to arrange for little things that are of importance to you during and after the trip. No one wants to come home to a pest-infested home, because of stale food in the refrigerator or a burglarized one because you forgot the tiny precautions like locking your back door or window. Before traveling to your destination please check and recheck on the small details before they cost you your happiness while on the trip. Here are some tips on how to travel safely. Preparing a budget Know how much you want to spend and prepare a budget, it is not very good to run short of cash in a foreign country, probably in a wilderness without network connection to call home or your bank to ask for a credit, because the banking system in your host country does not support your credit or debit card. It is advisable to carry a few dollars with you, just in case. The most advisable thing to do is carrying about two different cards from two different banks, after ensuring they are located in the host country. Most importantly you should inform your bank of your need to leave the country, to avoid cases of denied transactions due to fraud.  You should also learn basic conversion rates of money. The dollar is mostly acceptable in almost all the countries and its value does not fluctuate easily. Most of the people will probably take advantage of you if they get a hint you know nothing of what is happening at the moment. Thus you may end up losing a lot of cash in the process. Learning the language It is important to learn basic verbal cues for a certain region you are visiting, because of the nature of your visit; you will most probably have to socialize with many people. You need to buy basic services like clean drinking water, airtime,   ask for directions or interact with local communities, especially the rigid ones that choose to maintain their cultures. Well, it is quite a sight to see someone trying to explain a simple task using nonverbal cues to the vendor. How do you specify the amount you want, how do you bargain for some services? Some of which are overpriced because of the language difference. Most probably if the language is too hard to understand you can hire an interpreter but learning a few local words will be of advantage to you. Packing Packing for a trip is also one of the things that you should take seriously, carry your entire essentials like labeled allergic prescriptions, toiletries, relevant clothes according to the type of climate of the place you are visiting, this includes protective clothing like a heavy jacket or an umbrella. But this does not guarantee you to carry loads which are overweight, you should take precautions like carrying clothes that can be used in a different setting, for example, a pair of sports shoes used for a walk can be worn to dinner or a camp. Most probably if you don’t intend to hire a car you should reduce your luggage to something you can handle without having to hire porters, or an entire cab to carry all your goods, most of which may never leave your home country because of travel regulations. Carry with you only the essentials and write a list of the must buy, once you reach your destination.  For more tips on how to travel safely to foreign countries visit: 

The Must-See Sites When Traveling In Poland

Like many European nations, Poland has had its fair share of warfares in the past centuries. But it has managed to emerge from the bloodshed to take her high position in the modern world. All countries with a long history are rich in culture and extraordinary historical sites. Poland, with its ancient architecture and Jewish heritage, is not left behind. The nation is also endowed with spectacular landscapes, forests, lakes and vibrant cities. The cities bustle with nightlife and great shopping centers that can easily lure you into a shopping spree. If you are traveling to Poland, you should not fail to tour the following sites: Slowinski Sand Dunes And Beaches This is a great place to visit. You will much enjoy the beautiful beaches and the mind-blowing dunes made of white sand. If you are up to it, you can take the 5 KM hike through this Polish Sahara which also goes in a forest. Alternatively, you can opt for an electric car or rent a bike at an hourly fee. Located on the Baltic Sea coastline, the dunes and the beaches are part of the Slowinski National Park. The dunes get formed when the sea-sands are carried offshore by the waves and the wind. The dunes can reach as high as 30 meters. They are sometimes called the “moving dunes” because they change forms with every seasonal change. Bialowieza Forest To arrive here from Warsaw, it is better to travel by train to Bialystok and then here by bus. The Arriva bus can get you here directly from Warsaw but it operates only once a day, and it is easy to miss it for it runs at odd hours. Plus, it is active mainly in the summer season. This forest between Poland and the Republic of Belarus is one of the vast remnants of the old-time forests that once covered much of Europe. Wisent, an endangered species of European bison, is found here within a protected, fenced area. You can take a guided tour in a horse-drawn carriage or, if you are on a budget, on foot. The guides will tell you a lot of interesting facts about the forest, the vegetation and the animals living there. There are so many birds to watch. You can as well enjoy a long, fascinating walk away from the protected area and still come across so much to learn. You can rent a bike to explore the vast forest for the whole day. There are many cycling paths to guide you through silently. If you are going to cycle into Belarus, you will need medical insurance and a permit that expires after three days. This only applies to people entering on foot or bikes, not cars. Sobibor Death Camp Museum Hello, have you watched the movie Escape From Sobibor? If not, you should. In the final years of Nazi Germany when Adolf Hitler was conquering Europe, millions of Jews were exterminated. Concentration camps were built, and thousands of Jews transported there to be gassed to death. Poland had been invaded and captured by Germany. In Poland, in the remote outskirts of a village called Sobibor, was one of the extermination centers, hidden in the woods from potential eyewitnesses. The first batch arrived in March or April, transporting foreign jews from Czechoslovakia, Austria, and Germany. Not less than 170,000 Jews were gassed in the Sobibór death camp. Then on October 14, 1943, the Jews awaiting death at Sobibor revolted, resulting in a mass escape of prisoners. Running through landmines, many died in the act of, but 46 managed to survive. Death Camp Museum (Sobibor) was built in honor of the Jews who lost their lives at the hands of cruel Nazi Germany. There are much to see at the museum. In 2014, the archeologists managed to dig out what is believed to be the exact spot where the gas chambers were erected. Conclusion Although Poland is in the European Union, it doesn’t use euros. They stick to their national currency, which is Zloty. Fortunately, there are several exchange agencies to convert your foreign money into Zloty. The polish are very proud people. For instance, they are in Europe, not Eastern Europe since there is no official line indicating where eastern or central Europe begins or ends.