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. 

 

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31 - The 8 Best Old Towns in Europe

The 8 Best Old Towns in Europe

Europe brings with itself a rich and deep-rooted heritage, narrating the tales of an era where things worked differently leaving an eternal historical significance for us to unravel. Europe offers some of the world’s best-preserved old towns that are placed within a modern city, although being distinct and historical in its own way.

 

If you are a history connoisseur, this old town will entice you for sure. To help you decide what all places to visit in Europe, here are a list of some of the best old towns in Europe, for to you narrow it down:

 

  1. Edinburgh, Scotland

Home to an old and a new town, Edinburgh has history and tales cobbled in every corner of every street. The Old Town has to offer the Royal Mile and one of the most colorful, hilly and happening market places, called Victoria Street. The best part about this good old town is that you can locate the Edinburgh Castle from almost anywhere, looking upon the picturesque city. Scotland is a must-visit and the archival satisfaction is to the fullest. 

 

  1. Krakow, Poland

Rich in history and the remarkable architecture makes Poland a hotspot for ancient culture. The delightful sight of the ancient buildings are bets enjoyed in the day when the light hits the beautiful surroundings. This entire old town is encircled by a park and you’re sure to fall in love with the place. Don’t forget to visit the Jewish area of Kazimierz and how it has changed over the years. 

 

  1. Dubrovnik, Croatia

Won’t you kill for a melodious drive down the Montenegrin coast just to find the wonderful city of Dubrovnik appears before you? That is a definite yes. Popularly known as the “Pearl of the Adriatic”, it truly is a phenomenal town with a rich history and the exciting tales of the famous HBO show, Game of Thrones. 

 

  1. Tallinn, Estonia

A walled city with appeasing pastel buildings, church steeples almost everywhere and cobblestone streets. This town has everything you can expect out of a European old town. Tallinn will also most likely be your cheapest trip given the easy access and friendly neighborhood. 

 

  1. Prague, Czechia

The colorful candy houses of Prague have a story to tell about the richness and the ethnic climate of the old town. The locals opted to let the invaders march in instead of fighting them and thus was destroyed by many. Yet, this piece of land has managed to go on to become one of the most wonderful sights in all of Europe. 

 

  1. Florence, Italy

Being home to more than 50 percent of the art treasures worldwide, Florence has more to it than its artistic buildings and world-class museums. Also known as Centro Storico, the place is filled with warm colors and tones of art.

 

  1. Stockholm, Sweden

The Gamla Stan, the old town of Stockholm is utterly breathtaking. Their multi-colored substations, maritime museum having a mysterious history from the seventh century and exquisite cuisine are the highlights of the pretty old town.

 

  1. Kotor, Montenegro

Placed on the Bay of the Kotor, Old Kotor is a small walled town giving you all the fairy tale feels. Set in a spectacular natural setting, it is engulfed by lush mountains and blue waters. The climb to the San Giovanni Fortress offers beautiful views of both the Bay of Kotor and the city and the magnificent fortress itself is tons of fun as well. 

 

Don’t hesitate to plan your divine journey to discover the historical enigma of Europe with Travel Gooru. They offer to search and compare deals and amazing online options to book flights, hotels and much more.

30 - 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:

  • 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

  • Recognize 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Be organized

This is the most important rule of backpacking around the world – be extremely organized. Your organization 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!

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. 

Bahamas 

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. 

Morocco 

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. 

Bali 

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. 

Dubai 

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. 

Thailand 

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 

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 

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. 

Mauritius

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 

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. 

 

27 - 10 Free or Cheap Things to Do in Chicago

10 Free or Cheap Things to Do in Chicago

There are so many attractions in Chicago that definitely need to be explored but are sure to involve expensive prices. You might have to spend on certain costly activities to enjoy the city for the first time, but luckily there are certain inexpensive activities that you can enjoy and can add to your itinerary. 

Chicago cultural center 

It is best to take advantage of the free art exhibits, music and dance performances at the Center every single day. They have free tours for the visitors and we would recommend that if you’re visiting the place make sure that you see the world’s largest Tiffany stained-glass dome in the Preston Bradley Hall. 

Explore the Lincoln Park Zoo

A stroll in the Lincoln Park Zoo is a quintessential Chicago experience. There are lions, gorillas, and tigers, and the experience there is overall engaging which for you would be completely worth it.    

Smart Museum of Art 

A tour of the Smart Museum of Art is another free thing that you can do. The University of Chicago Art Museum has more than 15,000 items to see and is mostly dedicated to European art, contemporary art, Asian art, and modern art and design. 

Stand at LaSalle St

This St. has become famous from numerous movies including The Dark Knight, Transformers and The Untouchables. This is a place where you should definitely go and get a picture clicked for those mesmerizing memories.  

Grab drinks at the Signature Lounge 

If you want to enjoy the beautiful Chicago skyline, pay a trip to the John Hancock Tower and visit the Signature Lounge which is just a floor above the observatory deck. This way you can enjoy your $8 bottle of chilled beer and a superb view. 

Try the Chicago-Style Hot Dog 

This Chicago variety is a must-have when visiting the city and is available at every neighborhood hot dog stand. They are basically buns with sausage and celery salt, sliced pickles and yellow mustard.  

Enjoy the views from the Navy Pier 

Entry to the Navy Pier is free where you just need to buy some tickets for the rides to enjoy. It isn’t really that expensive as you can enjoy numerous activities within $10. During the warmer weather, you can enjoy the fireworks visible from the pier. 

Rent a bike for 24 hours 

The first 30 minutes for the ride are free with a limit of nearly $9 for a 24-hour trip. It is best to ride a bike during the trip so that you can easily have an architectural tour, visit the city parks or even take in a game at the Wrigley Field. 

Go for a comedy show 

Chicago is famous for the comedy troupes there like Second City and the admission to these comedy shows is just $10. Visit Goldstar which is an online portal that enables you to fetch low priced tickets throughout the city. 

Make an Illinois resident your friend 

When in a new city, it is best to be friends with the people there to get to know the city better. An Illinois resident has free access to the Art Institute every Thursday night and you can take advantage of their zip code to save some money. 

To get more information or if you are planning to visit Chicago, connect with TraveGooru.com, where we offer the best travel deals in a very fast, efficient and secure way.