40 - The Ultimate Guide to Berlin: What to Do, See and Eat!

The Ultimate Guide to Berlin: What to Do, See and Eat!

If you are planning a trip to Berlin, we at TravelGooru have curated this post just for you. Berlin is an extremely affordable place if one knows the right places to be. It has something to offer for whatever kind of traveler you are. Here is a list of a few things that you can do while you are at Berlin:

 

 

1. What can you do in Berlin?

There are plenty of lovely things that one can explore in Berlin. However, if you want to experience most of them you will have to make sure that you make some tough decisions and make a list of things that you would like to see and ones that you can miss. Here is a list of things that you can do in Berlin, hopefully, they help you make a good decision:

 

a. Free stuff and places

If you wish to see the city without spending a fortune, here are some places that you can go to:

Reichstag Dome

This is the parliament building. The dome is absolutely magnificent to look at. And is open for people to walk in even during the night. It is a little crowded during the summer. To visit it, you must register first, though. 

The East Side Gallery

This part of Berlin has been painted by various artists and muralists and is completely free if you wish to see the talent the city offers. 

Tempelhof Fed

This is an old repurposed airport where you can go to do simple things like flying kites or for a barbeque with friends and family. 

 

b. When the weather is beautiful, you must visit the following places

Sunday Flea Markets

The street markets of Berlin are absolutely delightful. They are fun and quirky and you’ll find things here that you might not find anywhere else. Old books, records, and jewelry lovers must go to this Mecca of shopping.

Tempelhof Inside

The inside of this airport offers English tours every Monday and Wednesday. It seems like this place was frozen in time and we recommend that you take one of these tours especially if it is raining outside. 

The Memorial to the Jews

If you are a history buff and want to visit someplace where you can almost feel it, you must visit the memorial as it immortalizes the atrocities that took place in Europe. It serves as a reminder that man is better and we strongly recommend that you visit this place. 

 

 

2. Where to eat in Berlin? 

Coming to the next part of this post, here is a list of places that you can try when you wish to eat a wholesome meal. 

  1. Rosa Caleta for a meal that brings the flavors of Jamaica to your plate. 
  2. Angry Chicken, if you prefer Korean food. 
  3. Sigiriya, a restaurant that brings the cuisine of Sri Lanka to your plate. 
  4. Tibet Haus, if you are looking for Tibetan food. 
  5. Hirsch, if you have an appetite for Schnitzel. 

 

We at TravelGooru want to make sure that your travel is hassle-free. We understand the pains that travel planning can give and this is why we are here to help you plan and strategize. We will look for the best tickets and help you out with your itinerary too. Contact us now to know more!  

Travel Gooru Blogs - Top 10 Islands in Europe

Top 10 Islands in Europe

When someone talks about Europe, you might think of it as the smallest continents in the world, but when it comes to the historical and cultural legacy, it definitely is one of the greatest. Thus, it would be prudent to mention that traveling through Europe during the summer is an adventure that offers a mix of amazing activities, like hanging out at the beach, swimming, partying late nights, and also exploring numerous historical sites and understanding about the local culture. 

If you feel like going on a vacation to Europe right away, make sure to add these island destinations in your places to visit list because you absolutely wouldn’t want to miss out on them when in Europe. 

 

Korcula, Croatia 

This island is one of the must-visit destinations on Croatia’s South Dalmatian Coast. The Korcula Town is popularly known as “Little Dubrovnik” because of its churches, medieval squares, and places, while the dense forest and beaches offer incredible scenery. 

 

Corsica, France 

Corsica Island has the stunning charm to attract all its tourists to its sandy shores from all the corners of the world. With its diverse terrains, geographical features, and a plethora of breath-taking attractions, Corsica always has something to offer to its visitors. 

 

Crete, Greece 

This heavily populated island is a must-visit if you desire to take a peek at the ancient world of Greece. This island was the former focal point of the golden Minoan civilization, who were considered to the earliest settlers that have been recorded. And the best part is that their relics are still there, especially is you visit Knossos and Heraklion, which was said to be the place of the mythical creature Minotaur.  

 

Majorca, Spain 

This island is regarded as one of the best islands in Europe for vacation and is so spectacular that even the Spanish Royal Family chooses to spend their summer vacation here. The superb coastline is inundated with numerous beach resorts with varieties of water sports. 

 

Capri, Italy 

This popular island was established centuries ago by the Ancient Greeks. It has been well-known for its stunning beaches and blue sea, but sites like the rock formation Faraglioni, the footpath Via Krupp, and the Gardens of Augustus should not be underestimated. 

 

Santorini, Greece

With its whitewashed buildings, volcanic sheer cliffs, domed churches, and Cycladic-style houses, Santorini is regarded as one of the best honeymoon island destinations in Europe. Full of museums, wineries, beaches, scenic spots, Santorini offers a superb stay that you will cherish for a lifetime. 

 

Madeira, Portugal

The island is home to numerous stunning churches and palaces, such as the Town Hall and the Cathedral, and to many species of fauna and flora is Laurel forest. The particular island is a little further than most of the other islands, so you can easily enjoy fewer crowds and a more laid-back feel. The island is also popular for its rich cuisine and exquisite wine. 

 

Azores, Portugal 

This island is in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean is an archipelago of nine islands. It’s popular as one of the largest whale sanctuaries in the world. Explore the hot thermal waters, volcanic lakes, and the geysers. 

 

Hvar, Croatia 

The Hvar coastline is regarded as one of the most enthralling in the entire Adriatic Sea. Apart from all the alluring beaches that it has, the island is definitely a treasure trove of history and culture. It has been a part of Venice for manifold times in the past, and that’s the reason why one can see a lot of paintings by Tintoretto and Veronese in different churches of Hvar. 

 

Isle of Wight, UK 

The island receives a lot of tourists when the weather is warm and the day is clear. A lot of historical sites can be noticed here, such as the remains of the Palaeolithic era. The island took a forward step in its reputation when Queen Victoria and Prince Albert built the world-famous Osborne House. 

 

With this list of Top 10 islands in Europe, you now have a small base for an itinerary. If you desire to see all of these amazing places in Europe, connect with us at Travel Gooru today. We help clients search for cheap hotels and rental cars at their vacation destination. We instantly compare prices and provide precise details to make it easy for our clients.

38 - 10 Best Destinations for Solo Travelers

10 Best Destinations for Solo Travelers

If you are feeling quite overwhelmed by your day to day activities, we are here with an article that will help you plan your next vacation as a solo traveler. We at Travel Gooru have compiled a comprehensive list of ten best destinations when traveling solo. Keep reading as you are packing your bags for the next adventure. 

 

  1. New Zealand: This country is safe and interesting. There is a range of adventure activities in the southern part to choose from. The wine country is also to die for. 
  2. Portugal: This is a safe and affordable place to travel solo. With a lot of good hotels, you will feel right at home in this seaside town. The countryside is also mesmerizing.  
  3. Iceland: Iceland offers a range of tourist stops. From restaurants to galleries to the nightlife, this place is a go-to for all your needs. The night lights are another reason to visit this beautiful country.
  4. Sweden: If you are one of those who love biking and wish to see a splendid city on your bike, make sure you visit Sweden. In Sweden for just a little bit of money, you can rent a bike to tour the city. You also have the Nobel Prize Museum here amongst the various others that will take your breath away. 
  5. Malta: This is one of the best places to visit solo. With a population that is fluent in English, you won’t face a communication problem here. Small boats and tours to the Blue Hole is a must. Make sure you have the special fish delights of this area.
  6. Dominica: If you wish to spend your time out in the open in the great outdoors, you must choose Dominica. What makes this place special are the white sand beaches and the structures left from the colonial era that add to the beauty. 
  7. Ireland: If you want to indulge yourself on your solo trip into whiskey, green pastures, and folklore, you should visit Ireland.  With the city of Dublin and Galway serving as the Mecca for art and history, you will have a great time in this place. 
  8. Thailand: Thailand is known for its tourist friendliness. It’s lively, upbeat, and colorful. The beaches are also fantastic on top of the abundant rainforests. With yummy food, this is one of the best places to visit. 
  9. Singapore: This is one of the most popular places for travel. With so many beautiful temples and museums, you will have a great time in Singapore. The cultural aspect also makes it a go-to destination for many. 
  10. Costa Rica: Costa Rica offers a great experience in terms of natural beauty. You can take a hike or swoosh through zip lines. You will love to explore this wonderful place.  

 

Well, it can be daunting to step outside your comfort zone and plunge into the unknown. This is why we are here to assist you. At TravelGooru we will help you with all the logistics that precede international travel. We are here to make all your reservations, compare the costs of various flights and hotels to make sure that you get the best deal. We search, compare, and save on your travel expense. We were conceptualized by a team of experienced experts in the IT industry who have what it takes to go through the jargon of research that awaits anyone wishing to travel. Therefore, if you are planning to go for a solo trip, make sure you contact us now! 

37 - 4 Must-Haves for Your Hiking Trip

4 Must-Haves for Your Hiking Trip

Hiking can be a really fun activity when you wish to unwind a little bit after overworking yourself at home. If you are feeling very overwhelmed by the day to day chores of your life and want to beat these blues by exploring nature’s many wonders, hiking can be a great activity. But at the same time, going into the wild requires you to be properly prepared. This is why we at TravelGooru have curated this detailed article for you to be well prepared when you head out into the wild. So here are the four essentials you need to keep in mind when you plan a trip to hike. 

 

1. Headlamps 

Now, this is one item that should top your priority list when planning for a hike. A headlamp will make sure that you are not lost in the great unknown. Sometimes unforeseen events may lead up to you getting lost into the place that you are hiking at, headlamps will make sure that you are never lost in such a case. Buy one with adjustable straps for more comfort and make sure they are in perfect working condition when you purchase them. 

 

2. Waterproof Binoculars 

When hiking you must always know where you are going and make sure that you are on track. A good companion to a map is binocular that will make sure that you can also find your way back to the path that you had to undertake. So, binoculars are a must. Now as we recommended for first aid kits, if your binoculars are waterproof it will just add to the utility of them. Therefore, if you are going to pack a pair, make sure they are waterproof. 

 

3. Emergency First Aid Kit 

Well, the terrain can be much different from what you are used to when you step out in the wide unknown. To that end, you must make sure that you are prepared for all the injuries that you might sustain in accordance with the threats that you can conceive. Make sure that you keep these supplies in a waterproof bag or a zip lock so that in case of humidity or rains you are protected.  

 

4. Multi-Sport Fitness watch 

Many people find that a multi-sport fitness watch is an excessive expenditure that will just burn a hole in the pocket. But we assure you that a multi-sport fitness watch will serve all your day to day purposes as well, apart from being very handy during hiking. Hiking trips as we mentioned before require you to navigate your way through the trail you pick. Therefore, you must make sure that you buy a new brightly colored watch that helps you during your hiking trip. Trust us; it will be a valuable item in your closet. 

 

We work by the motto to help you make your travel easy. We keep reading interesting posts about traveling and expand our horizons to meet your expectations. At TravelGooru we will help you with all the logistics that precede international travel. We search, compare, and save on your travel expense. If you wish to take a hiking trip anytime soon and are scared of the process you can simply contact us. We will make sure that your trip is one filled with pleasure bereft of the stress of planning.

Travel Gooru Blogs 1 - The Top 10 Travel Bloggers you should already be following

The Top 10 Travel Bloggers you should already be following

Becoming one of the most famous travel bloggers is not an easy task, as a travel blogger has to travel around the world to collect content for their writings, spiced up with their personal travel experiences. Travel blogging essentially involves traveling to the destination country or series of countries to have an insight into an exciting experience. This is then expressed in words and hosted on a blog site accompanied with good quality photographs.

Travel Blogging is driven by the strong wanderlust of the blogger. No academic requirements are there for becoming a travel blogger. Some of the most renowned travel bloggers have opted for this option as a career because of a lack of sufficient qualifications and lust for traveling and gathering experience. Once opted as an experiment to explore becomes a full-time passion for travel bloggers that glorifies their CV and bank balance. An essential aspect of travel blogging is that it is more informative for readers and less of personal experience sharing as the main aim is to influence people to come out and travel.

Listed below are the top 10 travel bloggers who have created a niche for themselves in the world of blogging over the period:-

1) Dan (https://www.danflyingsolo.com)

Dan, British by birth, is one of the most renowned travel bloggers of the world who is obsessed with exploring territories, meeting new people and clicking perfect pictures with his camera. He is known for traveling more than 1000 + (precisely, 1467 days between the year 2014 to 2018) days on the road to pursue his career as a travel blogger, chasing adventures and inspirations.

He has been engaged in every aspect related to travel; travel writer, creative director, designer, videographer and photographer, etc at his media company in Portugal. Dan works with Sky-scanner and lonely planet regularly and has amazed travelers with tons of his useful tips about traveling. His photographs are published in various magazines namely Beautiful Destination, Travel and Leisure, National Geographic, Travel Channel and Matador Network.

His travel blog is popular by the name of “Dan Flying Solo”.

2) Melissa Giroux (https://abrokenbackpack.com)

She is a Canadian travel blogger originally from Quebec. She started her journey around the world at the age of 25 and moved cross border countries to satiate her traveling and exploring lusts. On her way, she discovered Australia, UK, Southeast Asia, and various other countries. Her works are published on Huffington Post, Matador Network, Thought Catalogue and lot more.

Travel blog title “A Broken Backpack” truly justifies her solo female backpacker spirit and inspiration. You can catch her on Snapchat or YouTube where she uses her talent and hard work to travel sharing or hitchhiking

3) Gregory George (https://www.followsummer.com)

Originally from Canada, Gregory loves his weekend house in Saint Marys, Ontario. He is a world traveler whose travel blogs are designed to guide your exploration of the world. Besides being a traveler, he is a writer and blogger, co-founder and editor in chief of the “Followsummer.com” travel blog. He has been a former actor, current show singer and non-hipster foodie.

He has traveled across the world, starting in the summer of 2004. He visited 26 countries in 12 months with two suitcases, a camera and a computer bag. Traveling according to him is about pleasure, curiosity, and education.

4) Lili (https://www.lilistravelplans.com)

She is a Belgian woman known to be a kickass travel blogger. She had created a place for herself at the 25th rank of top travel blogger to follow in 2016. Her travel blog “Lili’s travel Plan” has no filters and she shares her true to life traveling experience with the people she meets on her way. She believes in telling stories behind the places through words and in her pictures. Her stories belong to people and emotions. She hardly cares about seeing famous sites.

5) Gloria (Aka Glo) (https://theblogabroad.com)

She is a native of Arizona and never afraid to express her opinion or raise her voice as a writer. She creates great content for readers. Her travel blog “The blog abroad” showcase her eye for perfection in words and photography. Her association with top travel photographers speaks for her passion and realism. Her writings have appeared in Huffington Post, Thought Catalogue and Matador Networks.

Her immaculate selfies have been a source of inspiration for selfie lovers and her pictures depict what life is. As a solo female traveler, her blogs inspired readers to jump out of their seats and book flights to the destination she propagates in her blogs.

6) Charles Mccool (https://www.mccooltravel.com)

Charles Michel has a travel blog “McCool Travel”. He shows travelers how we can increase their happiness while traveling and reduce stress on every trip. He has been in the business of traveling for the last 20 years.  His articles, book, classes, and talks are a source of inspiration for potential travelers. He has visited 50 states in the US, dozen cross border countries and five continents.

His “McCool Travel” blog has been designed to work with destinations and brands to promote fun and unique experience to willing audiences.

His achievements include #1 on Top 1000 + travel blogs (Rising Market Insight), #1on 5 terrific travel bloggers you should follow on Flipboard, #2 travel expert in the world (Klout) and a lot more.

His famous book is “Winning of the Airfare Game: Save Money and Stress on Every Flight”

7) Alyssa Ramos (https://mylifesamovie.com)

A Cuban American Florida native, Alyssa is 30 years old self-made travel blogger and social media influencer, traveling solo full time for the last few years. She is an adventure junky who always tends to push her limits and opts for challenges. She has traveled so far to 85 + countries, 7 continents and her favorite places include Antarctica, Iceland, Japan, etc.

She has featured on major press outlets like The Daily Mail, The Huffington Post, The Mirror UK and a TV interview on Inside Edition. Her writings have appeared on various sites including Matador Network, Geo Chic Magazine. She has started a program called the wanderlust workers which is a travel saving and making program for people who are willing to work hard to travel. She has also started a charitable foundation called Heartsleeves.org to help bring items of need to the countries she travels. Her travel blog is “mylifeamovie.com”

8) Drew Binsky (https://drewbinsky.com)

Drew Goldberg, Drew Binsky (online alias) is an American travel blogger and vlogger who features his travel blogs on his YouTube channel and social media accounts.

By March 2020, he has visited 191 countries. He is a Guinness World Record Holder for most UNESCO World Heritage site visits in 24 hours. He grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona. He started a travel blog in October 2015 by the name of “The Hungry partier” and later renamed Drew Binsky and begins documenting his travel on Instagram and Snapchat.

He has announced his upcoming documentary on his travels by the name of Border 197 in 2020. But due to the Breakout of COVID-19, his plans are on the hold.

He is a part of the GoPro family and writes for Elite Daily and The Huffington Post. He has worked with several brands and sponsors and is known as Snapchat genius who creates his travel shows through Snapchat.

9) Steph Be (https://www.travel-break.net)

She is an award-winning travel blogger who has more than 280000 followers. Her travel blog’s name is “Travel-break.net” which renders useful tips on taking the trip. She is an American Latina woman with a passion for meeting new people and exploring places. Stephanie Be has been globetrotting for more than 250 destinations. She has been writing for several media channels including The Huffington Post, Elite Daily, Forbes, Matador Network and more.

She is a great photographer, a talented writer, and a content creator.

10) Stefan and Sebastian (https://nomadicboys.com)

One of the cutest gay couples, these are travel bloggers from Europe and are currently traveling Argentina. Taking the travel industry by storm, the boys’ mission is to promote gay couples to travel and step out of their comfort zone. The travel blog is by the name of “Nomadic Boys”. It provides an insight into the local gay life, gay scene, where to stay, unique things to do, how to stay and other practical tips while exploring the world. They have been traveling the world since 2014.

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