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5 Things to Do in Egypt for Your Next Trip

Throughout its history, Egypt has been one of the best destinations in the world. With its rich roots of diverse cultures, antiques, and various religious monuments, the mix of all this surely does increase its charm. Another reason why Egypt has always been on top of travel destinations is because of its surreal geographical location and the beautiful climate conditions it has to offer.

Vast deserts, magnificent coastlines, hundreds of kinds of aquatic life, mountains, and the enchanted River Nile all make for a fantastic journey. Not only does Egypt contain the gorgeous cities – Cairo, Alexandria, and Giza – but it also has a plethora of things to see, do, and shop for. Here are six things to do the next time you are in Egypt.

1. Scuba diving at Hurghada

The Egyptian Red Sea coast is known for Hurghada, which offers a variety of entertaining activities to do in Egypt in December. The breathtaking scenery, including coral reefs, crystal blue oceans, and sandy shoreline, makes this an ideal location for diving and snorkeling. The blue waters with rich coral life are one place where you invest your time and money for a new scuba dive is worth it!

2. Hot air balloon- Luxor

View Ancient Egypt’s wonders from a higher vantage point. Glide over the Pharaohs’ pyramids, monuments, and burial grounds, and explore one of history’s most storied times from a unique perspective that only a hot air balloon can provide. Luxor is a living museum, and a balloon journey there is a once-in-a-lifetime event.

3. Skydiving at the pyramids

If the concept of throwing yourself out of a plane gives you a rush, this is a step up: you can throw yourself out of the plane while looking down on a world wonder. While looking at the pyramids from the foot of it seems really mind-boggling, having an aerial look is something that you should try!

4. Rock climbing in Dahab

Rock climbing and bouldering in Dahab’s desert mountains may be for you if you enjoy being outside and working up a sweat in an extreme fashion. Rock climbing is self-explanatory, but don’t expect the simple indoor gym variety; we’re talking about actual crags and mountain faces here. The good news is that rock climbing courses for beginners, intermediates, and experts are available in Dahab, so there’s something for everyone.

5. Stargazing in the Sinai desert

In the solitude of the desert, get away from the crowded resorts and marvel at the sky’s stars. There are a variety of packages available, but the majority involve a camel ride from Sharm El Sheikh to the desert, as well as food and entertainment. An astronomer will also accompany you on your journey through the stars and planets.

6. Fish at Lake Nasser

The Nile perch is the world’s largest freshwater fish, and it lives in Lake Nasser. In this tranquil, distant region, you can also catch Tigerfish and Moonfish. If you’re searching for a peaceful area to unwind, this is the spot for you; you might even catch a prize fish!

So here are a few spots that we think you can include in your itinerary the next time you plan your trip to Egypt!

Happy Travelling!
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Hidden Gems You Must Visit at Least Once in New York

New York – and famous sights like the Brooklyn Bridge – attract a large number of visitors. Culture vultures are kept delighted by art galleries, history museums, and world-class Broadway plays, while shopaholics are teased by massive department shops, and world-trotting foodies are satisfied by restaurants. However, life in the Big Apple goes well beyond the tourist hotspots and well-known landmarks.

New York is a tourist’s paradise! What do you get when you mix millions of people, diverse cultures, stunning architecture, delectable cuisine, and world-class museums? Exploring this city is an absolute must. Travel Gooru brings you the top 7 hidden gems that you must visit at least once on your next trip to the big apple.

1. Overlook park

Not only does Overlook Park in Cohoes includes one of New York’s most beautiful waterfalls, but it also has lots of areas to explore or set up picnics with a view.
Falls View Park, located nearby, is a 192-foot-long pedestrian bridge that spans the School Street Power canal, offering stunning views and glimpses into Cohoes’ industrial past.

2. Sundown wild forest

Mountain ridges overlooking forest canopy and stunning sunsets are part of the appeal of this 30,100-acre park in the southeast Catskills, as is its name. Sundown Wild Forest, on the other hand, has a lot more to offer, from hiking paths to waterfalls and meandering trout streams.
Outdoor enthusiasts, fishermen, mountain bikers, and those seeking lonely walks in the woods—and, of course, anyone who appreciates a beautiful sunset—all go to this spot.

3. Museum of ice cream

In a city full of well-known museums, there’s one that’s still off the beaten path — and it’s the best. The Museum of Ice Cream, dubbed “paradise” by sweet-toothed tourists, offers an interactive and lickable experience.
Spend the afternoon swimming in a sprinkled river, exploring the chocolate area, and sampling the huge ice cream sundae. Each summer, the museum pops up in a new place, and its email keeps you up to date on where it will be.

4. ‘Please don’t tell’ secret bar

During the Prohibition era, hidden bars rose to fame, and while there is no longer a need to hide, secret bars are finding their way back into the limelight. The entrance to Please Don’t Tell is hidden between 1st Avenue and Avenue A; only those who are “in the know” enter a phone box, pick up the phone, and buzz once.
If you’re allowed in, a door in the wall opens and you’re led into a tiny bar for a night of exquisite cocktails, delicious food, and, most importantly, cool secrecy.

5. Selkirk Shores State park

Selkirk Shores State Park has something for everyone, with 980 acres of Lake Ontario shoreline and a small boat launch with access to the nearby Salmon River. The lake’s beach attracts swimmers, but it’s also a popular sunset and bird-watching spot.
Visitors can go fishing in the lake or on the river, and can stay for a night or longer—campsites and cabins are available, making this a terrific way to see this hidden jewel amid one of New York’s biggest hidden gems, the Thousand Islands!

So if you are planning a trip to New York this year, make sure to check out these locations, and don’t forget to mention your experience in the comments section below for our readers to know and learn more!

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7 Exciting Tropical Destinations for Your Trip in 2022

Dreamy beaches, silky smooth waters, lush scenery, and endless sunshine are just a few of the ingredients that make up the perfect tropical vacation. However, each location has its own seductive allure. Some destinations are stunning in their innate attractiveness.
Others add cultural attractions such as unusual customs, architecture, and delectable cuisine to the mix. Some peaceful islands seem to transport you back in time, while others offer eco-adventures and wildlife-rich wilderness.
Travel Goor has brought you the best tropical destinations that you should start planning for or include in your travel plans for 2022.

1. Antigua

Antigua makes up half of the Caribbean Country of Antigua and Barbuda. It is the perfect tropical destination flocked with beaches that you just can’t get enough of. The beaches here are so beautiful, each one with a different view. And that is why you will find many celebrities sun-soaking on the golden beaches.
Apart from the amazing sunsets at the beaches, you can also indulge yourself in activities like snorkeling or rent a cruise and enjoy the blue waters as you sail into the sunset!

2. Riviera, Mexico

This power-packed place holds the perfect combination of beautiful beaches and zangy cuisine. The Mayan Riviera stretches along the Caribbean coast from the tip of the Yucatán peninsula to the island of Cozumel and includes the resort destinations of Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Cozumel.
Activities you can find here are swimming with the stingrays, diving with the dolphins, and snorkeling. If you love fishing, get set for some fishing in the clear blue waters of Riviera!

3. Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is not just about beautiful beaches and eye-catching sunsets but is also home to natural waterfalls and rainforests. So, with the vast scenery of beaches and rainforest, get set to see some really mind-boggling scenes that Puerto Rico has to offer.
As Puerto Rico is home to rainforests, do not forget to check out the nature trails and walks you can look up to. Other than that, you can check our activities such as snorkeling and cycling.

4. St. Barts

Are you looking for a sun-glazed beached and a private villa? Check out the french influenced St. Barts. The blonde beaches here are backed up with scenic green hills, which are a sight to see.
Although St. Barts is like a second home to many famous stars and celebrities worldwide, that means that the beautiful views of St. Barts may come at a higher price than expected. But that doesn’t mean it’s worth any less. On the contrary, the food, the culture, and the shopping are such that it stands a class apart from other tropical destinations.

5. Aitutaki, Cook Island

With strong ties to New Zealand, Aitutaki in the Cook Islands is a dream getaway for closet castaways. Aitutaki ticks all the boxes for the ultimate exotic tropical vacation, with a bright azure lagoon, verdant peaks, magnificent beaches bristling with palms, and some of the friendliest people in the South Pacific.
Swimming, snorkeling, and fishing are some of the common activities that you can look forward to. This location is perfect for those who are looking for some laid-back, lazy afternoons by the beach.

6. Aruba

Aruba is the ideal vacation spot for all types of guests! The country is one of the Caribbean’s safest vacation spots. As a result, it’s an excellent choice for families with children or lone travelers.
It’s also a better choice because of the diversity of activities — kids will like a submarine trip. On the other hand, adults will enjoy an afternoon lounging on one of the island’s beautiful white-sand beaches.

7. The Seychelles

Do you need a dose of nature? Then, The Seychelles should be at the top of your tropical island bucket list. More than half of the land area of these 115 emerald beauties is protected, including UNESCO-listed nature reserves, healthy coral reefs, and gorgeous boulder-rimmed beaches.
The activities that you can do in The Seychelles are around the sea, aside from exploring the lush jungles and natural reserves. On the beaches, you can sunbathe, dive and snorkel the reefs, sail, and surf the swells. The fishing is also fantastic, particularly on Alphonse Island and Farquhar Atoll.

These were a few destinations that we think you should not miss out on. With the stabilizing situation of COVID restrictions, many of these locations have opened their doors for travel and tourism, having completed proper vaccinations and carrying the necessary documents.


Happy Traveling!

Budget friendly travel

12 Easy Ways to Stretch Your Budget and Travel Longer

Who doesn’t love to travel? With things slowly getting back to normal, people are now set to travel after being at home for too long. But before you do plan for the location, one thing you should always look up first is the budget.
We first tend to fix the budget and then plan for the trip accordingly. However, Travel Gooru understands your spirit of traveling longer by saving up the most, and that is why we have come up with a few ways to help you stretch your budget and travel much longer!

1. Set fare alerts

While you keep searching for the best prices for your flights, there is an option of setting fare alerts. Instead of having to keep checking for price drops, you will instantly be notified whenever the price for that specific flight or for that destination’s flights drop.

2. Spend longer in Asia

Another way to stretch out your budget and travel longer is to include more Asian countries. The reason is that Asian countries are more budget-friendly than western countries. Also, it’s always better to understand which countries hold lower currency rates than that of your country.

3. Invest in a local sim

Your sim may provide you with tempting international packs for calling, messaging, or for your internet services, but investing in a local sim is much better as it’s less costly and more effective. Your sim may not be functional even when you have a cost-beneficial international package, and in times like this, a local sim can come most handy.

4. Use miles and points

As you keep traveling, you also keep growing your credit card points and airline miles. What better way to put those to use? Don’t forget that even these benefits come with expiration dates. So make sure to use them according to the dates and their availability. Saving up on flights can benefit your budget and let you travel more.

5. Keep an eye for free stuff

Many destination spots don’t always have an entry fee or charges to be paid. So look out for those places and cover as many sights as you can. In some countries, you can also get free walking tours. All you need to do is have the willpower to do so and save up on your budget.

6. Travel overnight

One of the best ways to save up on transportation is booking overnight travel. Not only do you save up on your days, but it can make your trips way less expensive. You save your days and that can help you travel for longer and cover more locations.

7. Choose public transport over tourist shuttles

Traveling by local transportation is actually more convenient than you think. But you need to know about the methods, course and the timings well in advance. If you don’t get them, ask a local or just find out the local transport station to get all the information.

8. Using Airline Companion Fares for big savings

Airlines have loyalty programs and perks that can save you a lot of money. Knowing what incentives are available and how to obtain them can save you a lot of money. For example, companion passes, which allow a passenger to fly for free with you, are offered by some airlines as a reward.

9. Cook your own meals

Another way you can save up on your budget is by cooking your own meals. Most of the time, you can enjoy the local fresh food and use the local ingredients for cooking your own food.

10. Avoid staying in touristy places

Accommodations around locations that are top tourist places are usually much higher. It may seem convenient at times but it sure is not worth the extra bucks. Save up on your budget by avoiding such places. Try looking for accommodations as housesitters or try couchsurfing.

11. Holiday parks for stays

Holiday parks are more than just somewhere to pitch a tent or park your car. Holiday parks usually offer some fantastic cottages or villas. In general, these cabins are less expensive than hotel rooms, but even if they are the same price, reserving in a vacation park will stretch your budget further.

12. Accommodation discounts

Traveling at a slower pace and staying in one place for longer periods can save you money. Long-term accommodation is one of the best ways to save money. For longer stays, many booking platforms, such as Airbnb, provide substantial discounts. Of course, this is up to the property owner’s discretion, but you’ll frequently encounter listings that offer a significant discount on the booking price if you commit to a weekly or monthly stay.

So, these were a few hacks and tips that you can use to control your budget and then extend your trip. If you have any more tips that you would like to include in this list, please let us know in the comments section below. Happy Traveling!

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Top 10 Best Travel Hacks for Your Travels in 2022

Who doesn’t like traveling? We all do. And what most of us love about traveling are the benefits, tips, and hacks that we can use to save up on time, cost and effort. Traveling in 2022 has changed a lot thanks to the COVID pandemic.
With that said, TravelGooru has come up with the top 10 hacks for your travels in 2022. Let’s jump in on them.

1. Use cash machines or ATMs to acquire the local currency.

In today’s world, it’s preferable to use one of these electronic bad boys to obtain national currency rather than a local currency exchange/bureau de change. Money exchangers frequently have their own fees and rip-off conversion rates, which are almost always worse than what your bank offers.

2. Always unpack what you need.

If you have planned on multiple places for travel, it’s always advised to unpack what you require for that particular location. This not only saves time but always helps you on keeping your things in the right place and not have to lose them.

3. Always keep a local map on you.

In a world where Google Maps and other navigation applications are highly useful, it is always better to have a local map. Not all the places you plan to visit might have strong internet service, or you may not have downloaded a last-moment planned destination for a visit. A local map can always come in handy.

4. Don’t let jet lag be the reason for one day extension.

Traveling from different time zones can surely mess up your sleep schedules, no doubt. But that shouldn’t be the reason for you to add an extra day just to get used to the time difference. Our best piece of advice is to run it off. A short run before you travel can help you feel as fresh as a daisy on that clear, sunny morning!

5. Stack your rechargeable batteries in your fridge.

As weird and surprising it may sound, keeping your rechargeable batteries in the fridge keeps them much fresh and full of juice! It is a fact that when rechargeable batteries are kept in cold temperatures, they retain 90% of their full power.

6. Don’t buy a money belt.

If you think that with the help of the money belt, you will have the upper hand to confuse the local pickpocketers, you’ve got it all wrong. It clearly shows that you are a tourist and wearing them would be like announcing it to them that “Hey, I’m a tourist, come rip me off.”
Rather than a money belt, if you really are that worried, carry a dummy wallet and place it in the most obvious place while your real wallet is somewhere safe!

7. Always keep an eye for that free Wi-Fi.

Most of the famous travel destinations have free Wi-Fi. All you have to do is sign in. And trust us when we say – go ahead and sign up! The same applies to airports and other transportation waiting areas. When you are getting it for free, why pay the extra bucks? Use them’ freebies!

8. Beeswax is a great way to waterproof almost anything.

That’s right, go out and buy some beeswax and start rubbing. You can waterproof the outside of your bag, your little light jacket, and even your Converse. It doesn’t get much crazier than this in terms of travel tricks, but don’t you just adore bees?

9. Make extra copies of your passport and other important documents.

Not just have extra copies, but always have them saved on a password protected cloud space. You may never know what might happen. You may lose your phone that’s got all the documents or get them drenched in water while trailing through that amazing waterfall trek. Make sure to always have a backup ready!

10. Keep yourself well-informed by asking the hotel staff.

No matter how well you have searched the internet to find a decent deal for reasonable prices, you will never know the best of the best like a local. This is where the hotel staff comes in handy. They know where to find inexpensive meals and attractions. They are also more likely to be residents who are well-versed in the city. Inquire about everything you can think of. Even if you aren’t staying there, drop in and ask for assistance. Usually, they’ll give it to you.

TravelGooru knows how small tips and tricks for traveling can help you plan your next trip, so these were the top 10 travel hacks that we think you can use for almost any of your trips in the coming future.
If you feel that we may have missed something, please mention them in the comments section below. We would love to learn more about the different travel tips and hacks from our readers!

Happy Traveling!