1 - 6 Reasons You Should Definitely Visit South Dakota

6 Reasons You Should Definitely Visit South Dakota

For your next vacation, if you’re searching for a place that has jaw-dropping natural beauty, iconic national monuments, Wild West Thrills, Native American folklore, American history galore, herds of stampeding buffalos, and freaky natural wonders, then look no further than areas in the South Dakota region. The South Dakota attractions tempt even the most jaded of travelers. From Mount Rushmore to Badlands, it’s a well-rounded vacation destination or an ideal spot for a fun road trip in the United States. 


1. Mount Rushmore 

Settled in the Black Hills in the touristy town of Keystone, this iconic National Memorial is definitely the real deal. Giants busts of four US Presidents – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt – are carved into the mountainside. It is one of the most iconic sights in the US, and definitely worth a visit, even if you can’t really get up close to the monument. Hike the half-mile Presidential Trail to get as close as you possibly can, but make sure to carry your binoculars.  


2. Badlands National Park 

This stunning national park is home to plains with wildlife like prairie dogs, bison, bighorn sheep, and has a spectacular landscape of rocky pinnacles. The park offers the best of both worlds – superb wildlife in America’s popular prairie and hiking through otherworldly rock formations. You can also camp here and experience the insanely dark skies, meaning that you can easily see the stunning Milky Way in all its glory. 


3. Mammoth Site & Museum

This is an archaeological site, which is still being excavated, and was once a sinkhole that swallowed up dozens of mammoths. It is a graveyard of at least 61 mammoths, all of which happen to be male. The spot in Hot Springs, South Dakota, is surely considered as one of the coolest places to visit. Tourists can actually get into the sinkhole to see the bones. 


4. Custer State Park

This 71,000-acre state park in the Black Hills is regarded as one of South Dakota’s natural gems. Just like the Badlands, Custer is popular for its bison herds but is also famous for its elk, mountain lions, and coyotes. After animal sightseeing, it would be best to head to one of the park’s five stunning scenic lakes, camp in the pine forests, or drive a portion of the Peter Norbeck Scenic Byway. 


5. Deadwood 

We are sure that you recognized the name Deadwood from the critically acclaimed but short-lived HBO TV series. But it is important to know that, Deadwood is a meticulously restored 19th century Wild West mining town and a popular tourist attraction thanks to its Main Street which is a National Historic Landmark District. Not only do its various hotels make Deadwood a great base for exploration, but just wandering in and out of the old-time saloons and soaking up local history is time well spent. 


6. Roadside Attractions 

Historical places kept aside, South Dakota is also popular for its roadside attractions. The most well-known is Wall Drug, which began as a small-town drug store and now covers the whole city block with all kinds of craziness. Another roadside option is Al’ Oasis, a rest stop along I-90. The place has everything from a grocery store to souvenir shops inside. 


With this list of major places to visit in South Dakota, you now have a small base for an itinerary. South Dakota is a land that will fill you with wonders at every turn and you must definitely go explore it. If you desire to see all of these amazing places in South Dakota, 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.

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.


Follow these travel blogger’s tips next time you are planning a trip or read our latest blog posts.

28 - 10 Destinations to Escape the Cold this Winter

10 Destinations to Escape the Cold this Winter

Wouldn’t it be the best if you could spend your Christmas and New Year under the sun in flip-flops and a skater dress or a swimsuit instead of being all decked up in fluffy and full sweaters? We all deserve an amazing vacation of the sun and beach and visiting during the winter would be the best time. Take advantage of your Christmas holidays to escape to one of these warm destinations to avoid the cold this winter. 


The weather in the Bahamas is always a green signal if you desire to escape the cold. Wear your flip-flops and enjoy nature in full swing. Though we recommend you not to visit between July and October as the hurricane season goes on in full swing. 


This is the best place to be if you desire to enjoy the heat of North America. We recommend that you must visit Marrakesh and Fez so that you can enjoy the souks and we are sure that the beauty of the medians would surprise you. 


Only January is wet and cold in Bali otherwise this destination is a heaven for vacation. Enjoy your Christmas and New Year by surfing on the West Coast. 


This is one destination which is far from the rains and cold and it is best to explore the city during Christmas and New Year. Get a picture with the tallest building in the world and immerse yourself in the luxury of the Arab Emirates. 


The best time to visit Thailand is Winters so that you can enjoy the night party life of Bangkok or even enjoy the great weather at the beaches like Koh Chang and Koh Lanta.


Seychelles is a large gigantic island with a stunning beach and the right place for you to be to escape the cold. The crystal-clear water with the sandy beaches, coral reef, and a swim during the blissful weather are sure to win your hearts.  


Hawaii is definitely the place to visit if you desire to go for an adventure and avoid the cold. You can divulge in trekking, hiking and lots of other thrilling activities. Visit Hawaii and enrich the local culture and easily escape the winters. 


This is a city of its own beauty where the weather is perfect to escape the cold and touch the summer love. Enrich the deep-sea fishing and do some scuba diving to embrace your soul in an ultimate manner. 


Jordan is one city that would be loved by those individuals who seek the sun, sea, and desert altogether. Make the most of it while visiting the popular city of Petra and the red desert of Wadi Rum. 

South Africa 

Explore Johannesburg and Cape Town, in the moderate weather along the southern coast of Africa. You will love nature and also get to experience the South African culture in full swing. 

To get more information or to get on board to go to these amazing destinations, connect with Travel Gooru where we have suitable flight offers for you so that you can easily live your dreams without burning your pocket. 


Travel Gooru Blogs 1 - How to Travel the World Living Out of a Backpack

How to Travel the World Living Out of a Backpack

Whoever came up with the phrase ‘travel light’ had probably never envisaged a person travelling, and the world no less, so light that they end up living out of a backpack. But no matter what anyone says, travelling the world out of a backpack is definitely a huge learning experience – one which takes a lot of courage. A lot of experienced backpackers recommend that everyone must have this experience at least once in their lifetime.

So, if you are looking for some adventure in your life which involves travelling the world living out of a backpack but have not the first clue as to how to go about it, then don’t worry since that is exactly what we are going to be talking about – how to travel the world living out of a backpack. So, read along and start jotting down the important points!


Prepare a List of Things

First things firsts, it is very important that you prepare a list of all the basic essentials which you will be needing to have a proper ‘living out of backpack’ experience. Typically, your list should include the following:

1. Getting yourself a bag!

The very first thing that your list should mention is getting yourself the right bag. Remember, when buying the right bag for backpacking, it needs to be the right combination of light yet sturdy.


2. Recognise all the gadgets you will need

Depending on where you are travelling, you must carry all the necessary gadgets. This may include the universal travel adaptor, locks for your luggage, etc.


3. Clothes and other items

When deciding what clothes to keep, your mantra should be ‘less is more.’ During this process, it is best to ask yourself the question ‘will I even look at it during my travels?’ if your answers range from no to maybe, then that article of clothing should not make your list.


Rules to follow when you live out of a backpack

1. Best to leave space

When travelling out of a backpack, it is highly recommended that your backpack isn’t full to the brim. It is best to travel light and leave space for all the things you may collect during your travels.


2. Remember to have a ‘day bag’

Always keep a small day bag with you handy, just in case you feel like exploring the town you are staying in without having the weight of your travel backpack weighing you down.


3. Be organised

This is the most important rule of backpacking around the world – be extremely organised. Your organisational skills will be the only things that will help you during your globetrotting travels.


If you want access to reviews about all the places you can visit, the hotels you can stay in or the cars you can rent – all of which available at a budget friendly – then Travel Gooru has all this and much more! So, go check out Travel Gooru right away!