NYC- Top 12 Free Things To DO

Best Time to visit: April to June and September to early November.

Cheapest Time: Mid January to end Feb.

NYC- The Newyork city is one of the richest and largest cities in the United States of America. The city being as a center of power, culture, and commerce is famously known as ‘The Big Apple’, or just ‘The City’. Each year, thousands of tourist have this city to visit on their bucket list.

The NYC is one of the popular destinations for food, amusement parks, fashion, research, trade, ferries, media, art, and culture.

Still, we manage to find in this city which offers 13 Free things to do.Here we go!

 

1) Explore Central Park(West): If you feel like strolling in some beautiful garden or having a picnic plan, then this is the place to be. The garden offers you a wonderful family picnic time along with the location views from some famous movie scenes like The Avengers, Senerditipity, The Hitch, and When Harry Met Sally, try while having fun in recalling those scenes from any of your favorite mentioned movies.

Entry is FREE

Time: 6 am to 1 am (All Days open)

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2) Visit Art Galleries: If you are passionate about art, then this city fulfill your dreams as Newyork city has some of the most wonderful museums under their hat. Good News that the entry of most of the amazing museums like the Bronx Museum of the Arts, National Museum of the American Indian, Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, and the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology are entirely free of cost.

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On the other hand, there are other popular art galleries like Museum of Modern Art permit entry on every Friday from 4 pm through 8 pm whereas hosts special events on every first Saturday of the month and Yes, Entry in both the above art galleries are FREE on their mentioned dates and time.Brooklyn MuseumImage: Brooklyn Museum

 

3) Watch Live Events: Everyone knows that NYC is a city of entertainment also and also a home to so many Hollywood stars. You may fortunate to watch the making of some fabulous Television shows and also some other Audience Live television shows which permit audience free of cost.

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Some of the most popular of such shows on the list are America’s Got Talent, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, The View, Good Morning America, and The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

You may book your tickets FREE on line or by attending in a waiting queue, although it’s little time-consuming activity but trust me it will give you an amazing experience when you watch your favorite or less favorite celebrities Live.

 

4) Visit Bryant Park: Do you ever Dream of watching Live Movie Screening or Making of your any movie song, if your answer is Yes, then you may head to Bryant Park. The garden is famous for hosting such Screening of classical Movies like Footloose, Chinatown, and Back to Future and Performances by biggest Broadway hits like The Wicked, Kinky Boots, Matilda, and Chicago.

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Although, Entry is Free! but a twist in the story is these screenings take place only during Summers 🙂

 

5) Delacorte Theatre: If you are open to experimenting little on the traditional front then you must try Shakespeare in the Park. They make you watch one of the most popular theatre performances at the open-air theatre in the Central Park West, very popular in NYC.

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The performances are managed by the Newyork City arts organization. The well known Public Theatre runs the donations to support and fund the performances on stage. For Free Tickets, you need to stand in a queue which is given on the same day of the event.

 

6) Visit Botanical Gardens: The Newyork city has two very popular Botanical gardens named The New York Botanical Garden and The Queens Botanical Garden.
The vision and mission of both the gardens is to promote the city’s architecture, public space, and the future of urban life by educating in their own style.

An iconic museum called The Newyork Botanical Garden which is well known for its educational institution, a renowned plant research, and the conservative organization. The Newyork Botanical Garden is distinguished by the beauty of its diverse landscape and massive collections and gardens.

Free Entry on Wednesday and Saturdays (9 am to 10 am).

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Queens Botanical Garden(QBG) holds innovative educational cultural programs, photo contest, adult programs, and the real-world applications of environmental stewardship which permit FREE Entry on Tuesday to Sunday from 8 am to 4.30 pm ( November through March).

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7) NYC’s Wildlife Park: If you are looking for some cool trip for your kids or Birthday celebrations then, just explore the Zoo’s in the Newyork city. The most popular Zoo is which permits FREE Entry for all between 2 pm to 4.45pm only on Wednesdays; other days Entry is paid and Free for members & Children of Age 2 and below. Staten Island Zoo Image: Staten Island Zoo

 

 

8) Island Ferry: You may get a chance to ride on which operates between St. George Ferry Terminal and the Whitehall Terminal in Lower Manhatten free of cost. The Ride took place approx 25 minutes with a gap of 15 minutes to half an hour depend on different days which allows people to get a good view of the Newyork City Skyline and Landmarks.

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9) Visit Museum at the World Trade Centre: The whole world still remembers and mourns when that horrifying 9/11 event took place on September 11, 2001. So if you feel like visiting 9/11 Memorial where twin memorial pools with the names of the 1993 and 2001 bombing victim inscribed in bronze are displayed, Entry is FREE of cost and open for all between 7.30 am to 9 pm on daily basis.

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10) NewYork Public Library: If you have a passion for reading, you must visit Rose Main Reading Room at the NYPL. The interior of the library will amaze you with murals and chandeliers making the perfect atmosphere for your reading book mood and you may also peek at the Gutenberg Bible or the imitation of the original Declaration of Independence.

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11) Stroll the Brooklyn Bridge: You must take a stroll on Brooklyn bridge once you landed in the city for the free scenic view on early weekdays.

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12) Stargazing at the High Line: The Free Elevated garden which is everybody’s favorite gets better on Tuesday Evenings. You may experience the stargazing through public telescopes open for Public for FREE from the Amateur Astronomers Association between West 15th and 16th streets.

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Here, we come to an end of our Free to do List, Plan your trip let us know about your experience in the comment section.

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Mexico: Top 11 Free Things To Do

 

Best Month to visit: March and May

Mexico which is officially called as the United Mexican States is a thirteenth largest independent state in the world. The city is popularly known for its ancient history, visual arts, literature, architecture, cuisine, paintings & sculpture, culture, entertainment, and biodiversity.

Mexico is one of the safest city for the travelers who want to spend one month or more learning about its diverse culture and art. You can find  more than 1500 magnificent and ancient monumental UNESCO World Heritage-listed buildings in Centro Historico. There are a lot of La Ciudad’s museums which offer either free entry on specific days in a week or maybe all the time. But there are a lot more to
experience along with visiting museums.

Let’s check out 11 most amazing Free Things to do on which you can count on once you step into this Beautiful city. So, here is my list:

1) Ancient Monuments with Popular Murals: You will find so many huge buildings in Centra Historico, which also includes country’s most precious government buildings whose passageways and getaways designed by colossal murals by Mexico’s most popular artists.

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The most popular artwork include Palacio National by Diego Rivera’s and Supreme Court Building’s mural by Jose Orozco and Rafael Cauduro. Mexican Government has allowed FREE ENTRY to all the visitors.

 

2) The Palace of Fine Arts: The place is popularly known as Palacio de Bellas Artes is a most important and grandest space in Mexico City. It hasinhouse National Museum of Architecture and the National Theatre. The place exhibits murals of Mexico’s most popular artist like Diego Rivera, Jose.C.Orozoco, David Siqueiros, and Roberto Montenegro. The Palace looks stunning in the night.

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The Palace organize different events in opera, dance, music, art, and literature. You may enjoy Free historic tour which is preferably conducted on Tuesday to Friday afternoons between 12.30 to 1 pm (Time-schedule may vary) and can accommodate huge people in one go. The Tour is in Spanish only so, if you do not understand Spanish never-mind, you can still have the advantage to admire the interiors of the theatre and its famous ‘glass curtain’.

ENTRY IS FREE (unless for a special event going on).

 

3)La Alameda Park and Plazas: The Mexico city has so much to offer on leafy parks and shady plazas which are scattered around the Centro Historico and adjoining neighborhoods inclusive of Latin America’s Largest park Bosque Chapultepec.

All parks are inclusive of lakes, walking and cycling pathways, museums, and castle on a hilltop which was earlier served as residence to many Presidents of Mexico.

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The most famous and central is the La Alameda Park which is leafy, shady, medium sized park beside Bellas Artes. There is this Parque Mexico in the southwest of Centro Historico which is larger, manicured and a shady garden located in Condesa. The grandest boulevard, Paseo de la Reforma is located at the end of La Ciudad’s is Bosque Chapultepec. Entire strolling around and visit all museums and castle will take two days to a week.

ENTRY IS FREE!

 

4) Bike Ride Down Avenida Reforma: La Ciudad offers free bicycles for their visitors to see one of the mexico’s most coolest and intriguing areas, Avenida Reforma. You may ramble the huge street any time of the day or night enjoying the sideways monuments beauty, every sunday( except last sunday of every month), feel free to enjoy with other people cycling up and down.

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5) The Amusement Chapultepec Park: The place regarded as the first place outside China with a set of breeding giant pandas. The well-maintained zoo by the Mexican government located in Chapultepec park and the main attraction besides, Mexican wolf, jaguar, Bengal white tigers, tarantula and more are Giant Pandas, you can see them lying or if they are in the mood, they may even show their cute faces.

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ENTRY FREE..except butterfly pavilion.

 

6) La Ciudad’s Free walking tour: If you are looking for free walking city tour then, you may find someone infront of the Municipal cathedral on Zocalo’s north side. The two or two and half hours friendly educational tour is about strolling around colonial and coyoacan neighborhood of Centro Historico knowing about the fascinating history of Mexico city and its customs.

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7) Soumaya and other Free Museums: If you are culture and history fanatic,then you must visit city’s best essential enormous number of museums which are approx over 15o! You may find an entry of a lot of museums free especially on Sundays and Tuesdays or any one day a week or all the time. Museo Soumaya- Polanco’s art gallery is free all 12 months around the year(Tuesday closed; other days-10.30 am to 6.30 pm). Galeria OMR and exhibitions in Museo da la Charreria and Museo Dolores Olmedo are free on Tuesdays.

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8) Climb Paseo de la Reforma: The 95m victory column of Angel of Independence popularly known as la Angel and officially known as Monumento a la Independencia is located on the roundabout of Paseo de la Reforma in downtown Mexico City.

In order to have lifetime experience by climbing this one of the most prestigious monument is a bit tedious but worth doing this paperwork for a fabulous FREE experience, still a great place to stroll too(Best time between 4pm to 7pm).

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You need to write a letter explaining your reasons for visiting, confirmed day and time and the number of people (in case of group hiking-Maximum 6); then, submit your letter to the Patrimonio Cultural between 9 am to 2.30 pm (Mon-Fri) and you are done!

 

9) UNAM Campus: The area which is often ignored by the tourist in the Mexico city with reason that the same will be overcrowded with students and university restricted area. But at the same time, the area offers tons of free sites and most famous one is cool Espacio which open Monday to Friday, and also offers great spots to grab a bite to eat, in case you’re hungry and do not forget to take photos of Sculpture park.

 

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10) Visit Basilica: If you like visiting churches, then Mexico will prove to be paradise for you. You may find churches on every corner with free entry on this Catholic country. In case you are striving for truly blissful experience into Catholic decadence then, head towards central Cathedral Metropolitana whose interior is visibly covered with gold.

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You must visit world-famous Basilica de Guadalupe in the north of the Plaza de las Americas which is both for pilgrims and tourists having the fascinating collection of religious art.

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11) Biking and Climbing at Los Dinamos: If you are feeling tired of hustle and bustle of the city and looking for an adventure trip, you may head to the outskirts of Mexico which is Los Dinamos. You can go for hiking in Ajusco and explore one of  the beautiful national parks.

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The place is little isolated but having scenic beauty so better you plan to go in a group especially female solo travelers.

Entry to Place is FREE.

So, have finally reached to end of my Budget place list for Mexico; the city has wonderful things to offer to see and experience. Go visit this Place, choose your favorite spots and learn about the place along with having Fun!

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Naples, Florida- Top 10 Free Things To DO.

Naples, which is situated on the Gulf of Mexico in southwest Florida as one of the pricey travel when it comes to spending a holiday but it still offers some of the affordable places which you can enjoy on this wealthy ground.

 

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You can enjoy getting out in nature, Hiking, paddling a kayak, watching birds, spotting dolphin, diving to find seashells and soaking under the sun are one of
the beauties of this place.

The beaches of Naples, Bonita Springs, and Macro Island are all free things you can enjoy as these are open to the public without any fees. YES; Parking fees do apply, but if you prefer to come on your bicycles and walking- YOU PAY NOTHING..(Win-Win situation).

Do not leave the Collier County, Florida, the United States without exploring its four excellent historical museums and walk along Naples City Pier that is free and highly kids and adults friendly.

Let’s get started with the Top 10 Best Budget-Friendly Places in the fishing and dolphin-spotting destination-Naples, Florida(USA).

 

1) Big Cypress National Preserve: If you are looking for spending a peaceful time in nature listening and enjoying the sounds of the frogs, limp-kins, thunder and rain and other Glades sounds. It does not get better than traveling the water trails of Big Cypress National Preserve that too on when you are on Budget. Better to Begin exploring at the new free Big Cypress Swamp Welcome Centre and take loop road for the best wildlife sight-seeings.

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The preserve neighbor to Everglades National Park which covers more than 7 lakh acres of land and is also home to rare to found and watch animals like Florida panther, Florida Manatee, and all the alligators. Its Free of cost Oasis Visitor Centre offers environment and ranger programs in case you are interested.

 

2) Collier County Museum: It is one of the excellent five-campus empire locations in Naples perseverates about one million years of South-west Florida history. The area is stretched in more than 10 thousand sq-ft space apprise diversified ancient mastodons, ceremonial masks by primitive people. An Ice Age giant corpus ground
sloth hanging from the ceiling welcome visitors.

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There are other outside attractions for exploration like in-house museum gardens, restored cottages, a quintessential swamp buggy that kids can enjoy climb into, a working archaeological lab, a 1910 steam engine from the country’s cypress-logging era and a converted Seminole fort and Calusa Indian camp.

 

3) Paradise Coast Blue-way: If you are looking for more closeup and raw experience in nature; you must take a paddle tour in Naples backyard Everglades. The whole 73-mile long development efforts start with the ten thousand Islands section (Phase 1) all GPS- marked trail routes which cover the wilderness zones in one long trail from Everglades National park to Good land on Macro Island and most challenging adventurous six days short trip trails.

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The trail provides you the experience of watching secluded beaches, mangrove-forest islands, and shallow backwater swarming with birds, dolphin, and fishes. There are extended phase 2 covering routes through Rookery Bay from the Gorden Pass area and phase 3 covers a coastal route along the beaches to the northern county line.

For Bookings: www.paradisecoastblueway.com/trip/outfitters.php

 

4) Macro Island Historical Museum: The ancient Calusa Indian civilization which was established in 1896 by archaeologist Frank Hamilton Cushing, spreads throughout Southwest Florida. The importance of the museum is its remarkable and influential 6-inch wooden effigy named as the Key Marco Cat and a room devoted to Marco Island’s early development and pioneer days.

 

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You will find a lot of information about Marco from its original inhabitants to the modern era and two exhibit rooms devoted to Calusa culture. There is this mini gift
shop with cute items which is also affordable from the local artist. There are no entry fees, however, donations are well appreciated.

 

5) Naples City Pier: The place is 1000 ft long stretches out from Naples municipal beach and has been an area landmark for attracting millions of tourists, and the
native people. You also get the opportunity to just stroll on a peaceful place as
other tourists and even natives love to do during sunrise and sunset listening to the sound of the waves and watching the dolphins and fishes.

 

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The Pier accentuates with restrooms, showers, a concession stands with a covered eating area, and beach supplies. Parking is a bit tricky so better grab the first spot you find and if you are lucky to be friends with the natives; it will help you to
grab the beach passes. The place is close proximity to the restaurants, ship store, and shop.

 

6) South Marco Beach: A fantastic place to spend the time if you are planning a family outing with kids, while strolling on the beach enjoying feeling your feet on the white sand, watching calm waves, starfish, and dolphins in the clean water, playing water sports, gathering the shells, relaxing sunset view. They also rent chairs and umbrellas; Yoga is also available at very affordable rates.

 

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The Beach is little tricky when it comes to restrooms and public parking- they have paid to park for $8 and then a short walk to the beach.

 

7) Ten Thousand Islands: The place famously named as Marsh Trial which is a cluster of mangroves haven which is fed by a flow of fresh rainfall into the Florida bay is one of the world’s most mysterious places where Florida haven breaks
apart into thousands of small tiny pieces. There was a time when this unusual
jigsaw puzzle was only accessible through water by the air boats, canoe, and kayak but now the first quarter mile is paved and wheelchair accessible.

The Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge added a resource which creates out and back hike into the mangrove mazes and Entry is free.

 

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In case you are a birder then, a newly opened observation tower which provides you the opportunity for wildlife photography that too without any charges and viewing
definitely a Bonus!

Best Place for Hikers and who would like to explore the place by bicycles as bikes are allowed on the trail which is in open- no shade.If you are planning for kayaking, assure to have a map with you before heading into the wilds and in case you bring your pet especially a dog, beware of the alligators.

 

8) Naples Depot Museum: The place foretells the history of city’s transformation which was once an ancient village, now with the help of railroads has become a
flourishing tourist destination.

You may find a movie which plays at every seven minutes in the museum’s windows, leaving you with mesmerizing experience of watching the circa 1927 Orange Blossom Special hauling into the station.

 

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The cherished site is located in the downtown Naples and listed as Historic Places on the National Register featuring the local history from the Seminoles designed caves to the marshland buggies and the three credible rail cars alongside the depot.

 

9) Otter Mound Preserve: The place on Marco Island was once the headquarters for the ancient Calusa Tribe- later owned by Ernest Otter. The Calusa archaeological hidden site and it’s illustrative manured pathway trail which is still full with ancient whelks alongside tells the history of primitive Indians who once lived in this place.

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The owner has reinvented the place by using the hundreds of whelk shells which they left behind defining their shellfish rich diet to line terraces around the
property in 1940 and above.

 

10) The Naples Preserve: The small yet fabulous flora and fauna place is best called as Tamiami Trail which allows you to stroll into the area and see how the area used to look like before development dating back nearly 10,000 years. You may find black racer snake, turtles, Air plants, red pines, and palmettos. Better to pick easy to use laminated guides as you step into the boardwalk which will guide your kids and you to know which fauna they need to keep watch for.

 

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There is also an Eco-system house with gave stress on interactive programs and panorama view featuring the preserve’s flora and fauna.

We are now end of the list, do explore this place in weekends or plan a holiday and share your experiences in the comment section.

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Singapore: “Top 13 Free Things To Do”

Happy New Year to All!

 

Best Time to visit: February and March

 

Despite, being so expensive still, we manage to find out the list of Top free things to do in Singapore so that you can save that money for shopping this vacation SALE season. Singapore is regarded as one of the expensive countries but it also one of the favorite and popular Holiday destination.

The country is not only popular with Solo traveler but also topped the list of most searched Holiday destination within the Budget.

 

Here we Go.

1) Visit NUS Museum: The National University is located at the Kent Ridge regarded as the oldest university museum in Singapore.

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The local university is well worth checking out for its features like historical artifacts and the gorgeous Lee King Chian art gallery that also for free!

 

2) Sri Mariamman Temple: The ancient Hindu temple was built in 1823, then rebuilt in 1843 is the oldest temple in the dynasty of Singapore.

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The South Indian Dravidian style crafted temple is located on south bridge road in the Chinatown district showcasing the sacred cow sculptures engraved on the boundary walls enticing idols of all the three supreme powers of Brahma, Vishnu, and the Shiva.

The Thimithi festival is hosts by the temple in October, where devotees queue along South Bridge Road to hotfoot it over burning coals.

 

3) Visit Gardens by the Bay: The Eco parks walkway and to enter the conservatories require few penny but you can stroll through the outdoor garden in bay South which is completely free of cost.

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For the best experience, try to reach there before quarter to 7 pm or 8 pm every day for the mesmerizing fifteen minute sound and light shows.

 

4) Visit Baba House: If you have a taste or inclination towards history, then Baba house is a place for you.

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This art museum is also known as NUS Baba House showcasing Peranakan heritage and culture through the beautiful sculpted timeless piece of furniture and artifacts used by the Chinese Peranakans of that time.

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The museum is located at Neil Road is co-managed by NUS Centre for the Arts and offers a free tour.

Entry is strictly by Appointments on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Limited to 14 people per tour.

For Bookings: babahouse@nus.edu.sg

 

5) Southern Ridge Trail: It is one of the best recreational Spot for walking trails in Singapore. Located in Blangah Hill Park, this 10 km trail linked up the parks between the Kent Ridge Park and Harbor Front along the southern ridge of Singapore.

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The trail crosses the Henderson Waves Timber Deck which is regarded as Singapore’s highest pedestrian bridge. Advise you to carry your water bottles, sunscreens, and a Hat.

For more details:  nparks.gov.sg

 

6) Enjoy Musical Events: The Singapore Symphony Orchestra as a part of its outreach program conducts free concerts at the Singapore’s Botanic gardens.

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The evenings at the Park sessions at the Botanic Gardens are something not to miss; better come early with your picnic basket for an unforgettable experience.

For Details : https://www.sso.org.sg/free-concerts

7) Treat for free for Art Lovers: There are hotels in Singapore who have made their art collections accessible to non-guests, from the Pan Pacific’s Public Art Space that hosts rotating exhibitions.

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The artwork united into the public areas of Marina Bay Sands, Irregular Bands, Sol Le Witt’s Arcs, and The circle is the names of few which you can’t afford to miss in the lobby section.

The Ritz-Carlton Millenia loves to spoil the art lovers as they offer 30-minute iPod tour of its priceless contemporary art and delight collection.

8) Camping Free at East Coast Park: Yes, you read it right, you can camp for free at 15 km beach called East coast Park in crowded Singapore.

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But still, this beautiful country managed to provide you with ample space for camping on the serene breezy beach.Perfect place for family outings, picnics, swimming, and cycling.

For camping permit: e-station.axs.com.sg/NParks_Camping

9) Visit oldest and largest Churches: St Andrew’s Cathedral is a largest Anglican church of Singapore with architectural masterpieces offering glorious respite alighting at City Hall station.

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You can also visit this 19th century Armenian church which was built in 1836 regarded as the smallest and the oldest Christian church located at Hill Street in the Museum Planning area.

Beautiful and peaceful place; Do not forget to view an image of President Lee Kuan Yew with the Elder Religious leader of Armenian Church.

10) Theme Park Haw Par Villa: Right next to the Haw Par MRT station you can find this amusement park which beautifully has illustrated Chinese myths and virtues with detailed displays; you can find more than 150 dioramas depict scenes from Chinese mythology.

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Quite a good place to spend your 1 hour especially not to miss paintwork of ’10 courts of hell’ that too free of cost. Renewal is going on so you can expect more add on’s.

11) MacRitchie Reservoir’s Treetop Walk: Located at Island Club Road, Spot is just a treat in nature for fitness fanatics and adventurers which offers you to walk in a jungle!

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Reasonable fitness is required as there is fair climb involved to reach to the treetop swing-bridge roughly you can take 1-2 hour to finish depends on your speed too; paths are little rough so not recommended for kid’s buggy (otherwise your choice).

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Advise you to carry your water bottles, sunglasses, Hats, and slip on your best sports shoes.

12) Sultan Mosque at Kampong glam: The Heritage property is also known as Masjid Sultan and is the biggest Mosque located at Muscat street in Singapore.

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The Mosque is famous for its Indo-Saracenic Revival architecture and is considered as one of the most prominent mosques in Singapore, with volunteers to provide an insight into the Muslim heritage.

Opening Time: Monday to Sunday –

9.30 am to 12 pm and 2 pm to 4 pm

Friday: 2.30 pm to 4 pm.

13) Free concert and Art: The Esplanade hosts free musical events and short films.The former colonial army base Gillman Barracks houses 16 galleries and consider as Singapore’s greatest free contemporary art space.

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For details: https://www.esplanade.com/whats-on/category

Quick Tip: You can download Singapore’s most commonly used Apps for discount coupons for dinning and Beauty are Eatigo, Sugar, Chope, and The Entertainer.

That’s all in my List..Comments are welcome to share your Experiences.

Happy Voyage Travel Safe and Stay in Budget!

 

Top 15 Things Not To Do List While Traveling across the Globe!

 

You all have that Travel freak inside yourself who loves to travel one or the other way but most of you lack information that not only may help you to improve the quality of Travel but also makes your Travel in Budget by avoiding small mistakes.

Here are my Top 15 Things Not To Do List While Traveling across the Globe:

 

1) Do not book your holiday tickets too early: It is very convenient for you to Book flight tickets as soon as possible but you forget that you can save money if you grab the right deals inopportune moment, means we can save on tickets too.

 

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Buy your flight tickets 3-4 months before your Holiday at a reasonable price, keep an eye on all discount deals that flight booking companies offer time to time.

Companies do offer last minute offers to fill their last-minute cancellations and they won’t leave with half vacant boats and buses.

 

2) Do not Eat in Restaurants near any tourist spot: The reason for not to dine in tourist places is their food quality and hefty prices.

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You may find the quality of Food inferior against the prices those restaurants offer, they just charge extra due to their prime location and the lazy and tiring crowd they attract.

 

3) Do not ignore your Body Language: When you are in foreign country, you must be careful about your body gestures.

People in different countries have their own body language culture which they want others to respect and follow once you are on their land just like their own culture.

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It is advisable for you to go through Body language guide for different countries to avoid any kind of chaos which land you in any messed up situation.

 

4) Do not strike of Hostel option from your accommodation list: Do consider Hostel accommodation options also.

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They are incredibly pocket-friendly and clean with services like free wifi, laundry services, game and dorm rooms, pools, kitchen spaces, and nice gardens.

 

5) Do not Save Money on the cost of time: There is a saying that Time is money but do not waste your time proving it. Any mismanagement of time and money will lose your wonderful experiences.

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Here, while traveling you must prepare your list of places where time plays big role like if you are planning to visit any historical place who adhere to their opening and closing time then, there is no such way in saving bucks instead consider your time management skills and quick options.

 

 

6) Do not limit yourself only to the tourist places: When you travel go off Beat and enjoy maximum and do not just hide in the hotel rooms and strolling on tourist places like others. Explore other promising places like nearby villages, a town, or small cafes down the street.

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Before heading to any offbeat option, have a small talk to natives to have full knowledge about the places for the safety purpose.

Just Explore the unexplored side of that place if you want to enjoy to the fullest, make yourself fully aware of the directions so that you do not get lost.

 

7) Do not limit your knowledge to one and Big name travel search portals: Explore is the right word here. Just do research on various travel portals but do not caught in traps of deals by the biggies in the market who charge more on the name the brand for hotel, and flight bookings and tour packages, go for pocket-friendly and safe travel portal option.

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The only need is your awareness about the place you are plan to visit and the prevailing offers for the same in the market with the similar deals.

 

8) Do not overindulge on smart phones: Here, I am reminding you that you are on vacation. Leave that urge to answer each and every email, or phone call, or any text until and unless someone is dying 🙂

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The only technology you need on your vacation is travel gadgets, like camera or Handycam with adapter and charger as these you can’t afford to miss to capture your memories.

 

9) Do not forget your Basic Etiquettes: Do not get me wrong here that you lack etiquette.My point here is that sometimes we play ignorant that registers yourself as a reverse case for other people.

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For e.g: if you take any candid photo and videos of people and tag it under any of your photos album invading other’s personal space without their information or permission.

By doing so, you have already touched their sensitive nerve where you must respect the privacy of other people even if you are back to your countries after your vacation, always seek permission while taking and tagging any pictures and videos.

 

10) Do not trick by Cab drivers: While traveling and visiting places, prefer using public transportation as much as you can.

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In case if you need to hire a taxi, get their tariff card in advance or go for meter taxi’s and also see if the meter is properly working.

 

11) Do not take your safety for granted: Be very careful about your Safety while traveling especially solo travelers and that too females.

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Be aware of all the dark sides of the traveling places well in advance so that you can avoid it so that you do not land in any unguarded situation.

Tip: Be handy with all the emergency numbers including your hotel reception number of that place in case you need any help.

 

12) Avoid any foreign transaction fees: Always use plastic money like credit or ATM cards that do not charge any fees for foreign transactions and other surcharges when you are overseas, hence carefree shopping 🙂

 

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13) Do not dress inappropriately: Always dress modest and respectful while you are in those countries and places where they follow strict laws for dressing like if you are visiting middle east, the South East Asian countries and Islamic countries.

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Always be aware of the dress code while visiting any sacred place in any country, Carry scarf and stole with you.

 

14) Do not forget to get your Travel insurance: While traveling to any country, there might be chances of injuries to thefts to natural disasters or anything that can bring your worst nightmares come true.

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Just to protect you and your family from any such unfruitful experience, getting you and yourself insured helps you to overcome such crises, otherwise
results in super high costs.

 

15) Do not exchange your currency at the airport: The currency exchange at the airports levy very high exchange rates.

 

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The currency exchange shops in the markets offer you more affordable rates and also you can consider your credit or an ATM card for the same purpose.

 

Motivated anything to add to this ‘Don’t’ travel list? Pop them in the comments column and share this with different travel freaks to enable them to organize and execute their trip excursions in a more better way.

Stay Safe! Travel Smart!

 

Top 8 Best Affordable Weekend Getaways On Fall !

Best Time to Visit: Fall ( September To November), You can expect cooler nights and even snowfall in late Octobers and in Novembers.

We all need a break from our super  Hectic schedules just to unwind our energies and resume to our work life and weekend trips that too in your pockets are a good deal to your mind and soul.

You all must have read about Top Free Things To Do while you landed in Boston, MA.

I have come across with another super affordable weekend getaways especially for Girls that you can enjoy without stressing much on your pockets.

The states forming part of New England offer just a day’s trip or Bus ride from city Boston or New York. If you are good at Driving and directions, then renting a car seems to be a great option for you in case you don’t own one.

You can go through the easy online process of Zipcar and they also offer free driving for joining which is affordable even for college students to rent a car near you at any Daytime. Be sure to check them out before planning the below options.

 I am listing here Top 8 Getaways which are cost-friendly, easily covered by Road and only 3 hours drive away and Girls Friendly!

 

1) The Berkshires-From Boston, NYC, or Philadelphia: If you love to be a part of arts and culture weekend then the Berkshires will surely fill your travel appetite. The Berkshires is a perfect getaway for even girls- so girls go pack your Bags and get ready to enjoy!

 

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The beautiful small town is nestled in the mountains which are gifted with an amazing art, music, theater, and the natural phenomenon tapestry with the shades of all bright colors of Orange, Red, and gold. You can even enjoy Spa’s here isn’t that sounds like a perfect getaway!

Where To Eat: Haven Cafe & Bakery is very good and affordable option for Breakfast whereas Six Depot Roastery and Cafe are good for both Breakfast and lunch.

Where to Stay:  You can stay at Premier Inn Reading ( Caversham Bridge) Hotel at Richfield Avenue which is close to the Banks of the  River Thames and the Marina. The Hotel offer Breakfast buffet with free parking area and Non- smoking zone at moderately affordable tariffs.

 

2) The Mendocino-From San Francisco: Once Mendo in San Francisco which is 155 miles away had faced a very destructive fate when an Artist from San Francisco infused into life and reformed its destiny.

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Presently, the city is popularly known as Mendo, since it is famous for its art and culture, Beer, Wine and Mushroom festival which locals celebrate in November and not to forget their nightlife followed by gallery inaugurations and performances, and art lovers.

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This art-inspired getaway has a spectacular scenery, with windswept  cliffs and waves against the jagged ocean.

Quick Tip: There is an excellent stop between Mendo and San Francisco is The Philo Apple Farm.

This place offers you to stay and cook options while you can also pick up jams, ciders, and chutneys.

Where To Eat: Goodlife Cafe and Bakery is a very good affordable option for  lunch and Brunch. They have a standard Menu for all kind of diet preferences, targeting their gluten-free crowd.

You may not find much crowd on Friday and Saturday but Sunday is little crowdy but worth waiting.

Second option we have on our list is Paysanne is a good option for who have sweet tooth. They serve organic Ice-cream, natural candies, and confections.

Where to Stay: You can stay at Mendocino Hotel Garden or Mendocino village’s Blue Door Inn, both hotels will give you affordable deals.

 

3) East Naples,FL- From Miami: The place is situated at 108 miles away from Miami and preferred for Girl’s weekend getaways. If you are planning your weekends on some beach or you like to spend  time on beaches then head yourself  without thinking to downtown Naples,Florida.

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The place is an ultimate combination of downtown bars, restaurants, and Naples Botanical Garden with beautiful beach culture making a place to spend peaceful  yet enjoyable weekend spot with all your friends and family.

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There is this Dolphin Explorer which is based in Naples and Marco Island promises to bring out finest Eco-Tour in South-West, Florida.

Where To Eat: You can check out Barbatella for its Italian delicacies like oven cooked Pizza and in-house pasta, Country House East for quick breakfast among ample of choices which is located just outside the downtown in Naples and if you have a craving for Some Mexican lunching  go for Taqueria San Julian for their Tacos and shrimp located at Fort Myers, FL.

 

Where to Stay: You can accommodate yourself at this spacious downtown hotel Bellasera with red tile roofs ideal for a group of friends. The hotel provides free bikes for guests and also first-come, first served private cabins at poolside.

In case easy access to the beach is what you are specifically seeking for then go for Naples Beach Hotel and Golf club, it’s just on the Gulf of Mexico, but 2 miles reachable of the shops and restaurants of downtown Naples.

 

4) Palm Springs- From L.A: This is the Best place to enjoy nightlife- offers you to escape from your daytime activities of sunbathing, spas, pool scene, and shopping since Palm spring can prove as custom made the drive for quick weekend escape.

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This great place in L.A offers you great restaurants, booze bars, and cocktail lounges and too at a walkable distance or can be reachable by cab ride also.

Prepare with your gear ups under your dresses as the first thing comes into your mind to unwind yourself is to dive into the pool and ease your road trip.

You may join a fun party in a case going on the Riviera Resort and Spa.(Best for pool parties & Spa’s). Just pick any nearby chair, order your drinks, and cherish the late desert evening.

 

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While strolling, you will find El Paseo shopping district which features over 300 high-ended shops, clothing, art galleries, and much more.

 

Where to Eat: King Highway at the Ace Hotel which offers you much filling affordable breakfast with many more options for lunch and dinner. Here, Pool stays open till 2.00 am ( Entry fees required for non-guests).

Second, we have on our eating option list is Brunch at Norma’s- The Parker. You can try from healthy to light omelet to the lobster ranging from $100. This place also offers affordable spa packages. This place is worth exploring!

Third, you can also try breakfast options at Cheeky’s one of the popular food joint in the town.

 

Where To stay: You can book affordable choices at the Desert Riviera Hotel .

This mini oasis in the desert pampers your spirits leaving you with a feeling of “Home away from home”.

 

5) Galena- From Chicago: When it comes to Chicagoans for spending a weekend, they look to exploring more adventurous side followed with great food and wine. For fulfilling your appetite for exploring, Galena is for sure a decent spot which is just 164 miles far away from Chicago.

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The place is nourished with giant hills which make it a happening place for downhill skiing and autumn glory. It’s architectural and contour significance has added 85 cents of the 19th-century buildings on the list of National Register of the Historic Places and place is much more adored by the visitor for its unique hospitality and romantic demeanor.

You can enjoy Galena Trolley Tours which comprises of 1 at $18 to 2.5 tour at $44 stops for 30-45 minutes at the Belvedere Mansion, the Dowling House, and the Ulysses.Grant Home.

 

Where to Stay: You can check in at affordable Grant Hills Motel room price starting at $69 offer outdoor pool, hot shower and community kitchen and Pet-friendly with pre-approval and Pet Guest fee.

Isn’t this arrangement terrific? Now you can carry your lovely doubly pets with you 🙂

 

Where To Eat: You can grab a quick lunch brunch from famous VictoryCafe. You can try their delicious pancakes, French toast and cinnamon rolls and that too at affordable prices.

 

For Beer lovers– Must visit Root Beer Revelry. You can taste different flavors plus you can buy Bottle of your choice, try their delicious root beer float which is made with the creamy ice-cream and the perfect beer by Berghof.

 

6) Austin- From Houston: This place is very much alive for its notably live music and Art culture so if you are a music freak and artistic, try this place to spend your weekend.

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The place is 165 miles away from Houston which has fancy boutiques, unique movie halls, and dedicated restaurants which will give you  ample of memories to cherish and never forgettable experience.

You can start with the Blanton Museum of Art featuring the most comprehensive and largest collection of Art in Central Texas dedicated to European paintings, Modern and contemporary American and Latin American art.

 

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You can watch a movie at Alamo Drafthouse  which also allow you to drink(beer, wine, and cocktails) and eat while watching. The theater has many chains in the multiple locations in Austin, also often hosts fun activities.

Where to Eat: If you want to taste seafood, do visit Truluck’s Seafood which  is located in Austin Downtown offers Live music every night or Eddie V’s Prime Seafood. Both Restaurants are good for seafood in their own way.

Where to Stay: You can look for affordable tariffs in Sleep Inn & Suites N Austin starts from  $129 for any discount and promises on clean and comfortable stay. They offer free parking, smoke-free area, has an indoor pool, and free Hot Breakfast.

 

7) Vail- From Denver: The place is 97 miles away from best known for its grand hotels with European-style architecture, winter slopes and ski resorts.The Rocky Mountain resort is the greatest in the U.S., incorporating  5,289 sections of land of ski-able territory spread crosswise over three mountain tops that totally scour in the snow. But city Vail has a lot more to offer than only ski mountain.

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The transport free town territory is designed according to the Tyrolean towns of the Alps and loaded with outstanding eateries, fabulous inns with European-style engineering, and stand-out boutiques.

You can explore the shops and exhibitions that line the cobblestone boulevards. You can start your weekend with the highest public botanical garden-Betty Ford Alpine Gardens which is free to stroll and open from dawn to dusk.

You can enjoy Vail’s nightlife with a cocktail in the heart of Vail village at celebrity-owned restaurant Matsuhisa by Chef Nobu Matsuhisa. Do not forget to try their signature marti-ni and dishes like Yellow-tail Sashimi, Black-Miso, and White-fish.

 

Where To Eat: You can eat at Westside Cafe & Market. The restaurant offers a variety of eateries in Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. You may find Food amazing and place little busier during lunch times.

You can also try Bully Ranch Restaurant located at Sonnenalp and the price is moderate.

Where To Stay: You can stay at Sitzmark Lodge which is located in the center of village vail by Gore creek only a short stroll to the new Gondola One. They offer free continental breakfast. You can also enjoy Wine Party in Winters and they have affordable tariffs too with weekly special discount rates.

 

8) Granbury and Glen Rose- From Dallas: The places Granbury and Glen Rose has lots more to offer when it comes to a wildlife sanctuary and hilly landscape experience. Both these places are less than 100 miles drive from Dallas.

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You can indulge yourself in many outside activities from hiking among dino footprints to Kayaking along the Brazos River to relaxing  on shorelines on lakesides and even spend your misty nights at wildlife resort.

 

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GlenRose is rich in limestone, sandstone, and mudstone with region’s best topography with a stop at Big Rocks Park at Barnard street. You can enjoy clicking your photos mid-way.

Sightseeing: Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, Dinosaur Valley State Park, Hood County Jail and Museum and Barnard’s Mill & Art Museum.

 

Where to Stay: You can stay at Inn on the River  offers cozy beds and garden views at affordable tariffs starts at $140.

For more adventurous Experience: You can stay in tents( equipped with twin beds, separate washrooms, and other basic amenities) with the Foothills Safari Camp at tariffs starts from $125, and also two overnight options of a rustic lodge with furnished rooms with affordable tariffs start from $100 at Fossil Rim Wildlife Center.

They also offer discounts to their overnight guests. Check their website for more details.

Where to Eat: You can try BBQ, Poboys, Burgers, Steaks, Cold Beer, Wine, Fried Egg, Bacon and much more on the Menu at this Texas joint named Loco Coyote Grill.

 

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So here is my end of the List of Girls and Family friendly weekend getaways. Hope you will visit them soon & share your awesome feedback.

 

Happy Voyage! Stay Safe!

France: Top 10 Things Not To In Paris

The City of Love Paris has lots more to offer but there are few things to keep in mind while visiting this city to make it a memorable journey..

1) Do not pay any entrance fee : No Entry fee Required for visiting Louvre if..

A) You are under 18 years of Age
B) You are between 18-25 of age as EU citizen.
C) You visit the place on July 14 as the day observed as free admission day.
D) No entry fee is required on first Sundays for the months between April and October.

2) Do not waste money on Bottled water and asking water at the restaurants(unless you want carbonated). Carry your own bottle and fill it from Wallace fountains which you can find all over the city.

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3) Avoid eating at tourist places like Latin quater. Instead, opt for native style food eating places which will allow you to save on food.

4) Do not buy tickets of any fetes and major attractions on the same day you plan as it will cost you more. Instead book everything on line in advance to avoid any last moment rush.

5) Do not waste money on any other mode to commute instead tour the city by Metro and be patient to get in after everybody step-out.

6) Do not forget to take the elevator when at Abbesses Metro Station, avoid taking stairs as its totally time consuming affair. It leads you to miss a metro since its too long steps.

7) Do not forget to book a night cruise to explore the city light’s reflection on the Seine river.

8) Do not forget to taste Italian food and other international delicacies all at decent price on the Rue Montorgueil in Les Halles district.

 

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9) Do not just visit the Sacre Coeur Basilica and the Place du Terte while visting in Montmarte, there are places like Rue Caulaincourt, the Rue des Abbesses,and the Cafe des deux Moulins. The place is widely diverse in terms of art culture, you will find lots of artists here.

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10) Do not afraid to ask for help whenever you got stuck, French natives are kind people ready to extend help even you face language issues.

 

Happy Voyage!

France: Catalogue of free occasions in Paris !

 

Fêtes and celebrations are in the Air during this time: Paris has an extensive variety of free occasions throughout the entire year. Discover more!

The Paris logbook is pressed with free occasions. Shows, celebrations, open air film screenings and a large group of different occasions liven up the city’s social program lasting through the year. A few of these occasions have moved toward becoming apparatuses on the timetable and are interested in all for free…

 

Free events in Paris in September

The European Heritage Days happen on the third few days of September: a chance to investigate exhibition halls, private manors, services and even the patio nurseries of the Élysée without spending a penny!

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In end-September, the absolute most mystery cultivates in France welcome guests amid the Fête des Jardins. The occasion gives an opportunity to participate in activities, for example, guided visits, plantation workshops, recreations, musical shows and strolls.

 

Free event in Paris in October

In October, the Nuit blanche is a much-awaited event for art and culture lovers. On this eventful nights’, many works by contemporary specialists are shown in spots like cathedrals, exhibition halls, the Seine quaysides and the banks of the Canal Saint-Martin.

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What’s more, if you are science enthusiasts don’t miss the Fête de la science. Founded in 1991, the fête plans to make a link between established researchers and the overall population through these free events.

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October is fully devoted to exceptionally well known Fête des vendange de Montmartre. The program is inclusive of parades, shows, exhibitions and more.

 

Free events in Paris in December

In December, the skating arena is introduced on the square before the Hôtel de Ville (Paris City Hall). Anybody can utilize the arena without any fee. In case you feel like trying skating, you can borrow that for 6 euros.

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Throughout the entire year, artists take free voyages through craftsmen’s studios in the areas of Belleville, Ménilmontant and Père-Lachaise, and along the Viaduc des Arts.

 

 

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France-Top 9 Best Budget Friendly Things To Do In Paris!

The city of perfection and affection, Paris will not make you dissapointed in case you’re planning to visit one of the world’s most glorious areas.

Paris throbs with a rich social and design legacy that remaining parts unmatched, even by huge numbers of the other best European capitals from the Eiffel Tower to the Arc de Triomphe, the Latin Quarter to Sacre Coeur.

It’s undoubted to say that watching and exploring cities come with a price tag including Food and lodging, which can rapidly give you a quick kick to your pocket when it comes to a luxury travel.

Yet, not to worry, on an outing to Paris, you can focus on finding and seeing the best of this city on a financial plan and I’m excited to inform it is as yet imaginable.

So for those of you who plan to take a tour of this exotic world city, without checking your wallet, here’s my part of the research of the main 9 pocket-friendly Things To Do in Paris, which still demonstrate this place getting it done.

 

1) A full view of the Eiffel Tower at Night from the Trocadero: Once more, going up the pinnacle will cost you a few Bucks, so why not take in the best view for nothing by going to the adjacent Trocadéro.

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Offering unparalleled perspectives of the Eiffel Tower, this is the place to get your ideal evening time shot, to appreciate a reviving pole with natives in the Trocadero lake or to spot theater dancers and gymnastic skaters rehearse their maneuver over the sleek steady lanes of the Esplanade!

 

2) Visiting the Jardin Luxembourg: The stunning Jardin Luxembourg, situated close to the Saint-Germain-Des-Pres zone in the sixth arrondissement.

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Walking around here for an hour or so is the ideal approach to get away from the mayhem of the city, or else why not unwind on one of the many free metal seats with a decent book.

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You find this place humming with native crowd and horse riding youngsters, some cherishing the great façade of the Palais du Luxembourg.

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3) Panoramic virtual tour of Montmartre Sacré-Cœur Basilica for free: The other places to explore in Paris are their famous churches.

The Place is located in the Montmartre area of the city, the 300 stairs (no lifts) up to this transcending religious structure, which is situated at the highest point of Paris’ tallest slope, are well-known as the Cathedral itself.

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This white domed church is built in the year 1919 with an astonishing Basilica Sacre Coeur-the biggest mosaic in France with stained-glass windows and crypt, which makes up some portion of the tremendous roof.

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The Du Tertre and close-by South Pigalle (SoPi) are worth appreciating strolling areas and church’s great doors outside view also leave you mesmerized of this great mosaic beauty.

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Note: Entry is free

Timings: 6 am to 10.30 pm every day( no reservations required for group visits)

 

4) Mesmerizing Notre-Dame Cathedral: The medieval Catholic famous Notre-Dame also called Notre-Dame Cathedral which was built 8 centuries ago is undoubtedly one of the magnificent places to explore in the beautiful city Paris.

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Capturing photographs of this Middle Ages historic architecture from the square outside is a treat in itself as the place has a distinguished feature of its size, architecture, and antiquity which sets an example of one of the finest French Gothic architecture.

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With the absolute amazing interiors with the north transept rose window, its famous statue of Joan of Arc you’re probably going to see, its well-known gargoyles statues and an entrancing history, there’s a reason the church building of Notre-Dame de Paris is France’s most remarkable place to visit.

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What’s more, when it won’t cost you a penny, doubtlessly this ancient monument is one the best free things to do in Paris.

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Entry Fees: Free

Visiting hours:

Mon – Fri: 8 am – 4:30 pm
Sat- 8 am – 4 pm
Sun- 12:30 pm – 4 pm

 

5) Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile: Once you have capture the Arc de Triomphe formly also known as Place de l’Étoile, you may head straight up to this transcending landmark as outstanding amongst other free things to do in Paris.

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While you do need to pay to get the view from the highest point of the world’s tallest passage, walking around the base is thoroughly free and still enables you to welcome the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and additionally the complexities of the structure and exactly how grand it is!

Sunset and Dawn’s views are significantly more delightful when the lights around the Arc de Triomphe influence makes the place more magical.

 

6) Place de la Republique: Speaking to native entertainers, every tour is incomplete to Paris without spending quality time to tour the avenues and cherishing the gala time for no penny.

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From music on the metro to roller skaters on the banks of the Seine and artists in the Place de la Republique, wherever you look in Paris, particularly in the mid year, natives are enjoying their most loved pursuits on the streets.

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The lively scene light up the ambiance creates into magical evening and entertainment for free.

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7) Strolling and Picniking on the banks of Seine River: If you are looking for best picnic spots around the corner of the city, do not stress your mind too much just take a stroll on the banks of the Seine at Square du Vert Galant.

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Here you can sit on an islet amidst the Seine, viewing and cherishing the boat rides with some cheddar and a bottle of red wine.

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Head towards this free of cost space, go to the far western end of Ile de la Cite and after that down the stairs from the Pont Neuf trestle, the view will leave you spellbound after strolling to the western tip.

 

8) Visiting Latin Quarter Avenues : What’s more, if it’s walking around Paris without any prior plan that you favor doing the most, it’s difficult to go past the Left Bank’s Latin Quarter is the best place to do it.

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These notable avenues have been prominent with scholars, logicians, specialists, and students- famous for its University – La Sorbonne and were the stepping ground for a significant number of France’s most renowned masterminds and influencers.

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The historic roads here are perfect for getting lost and finding concealed pearls including idiosyncratic bars, shops, and delightful bistros.

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You can cherish the oldest street Rue Mouffetard and its little-cobbled side avenues. The adjacent region of Saint-Germain-Des-Pres is also worth paying a visit.

 

9) Père Lachaise Cemetery: It is the largest cementary in the city Paris, founded in 1804. It may turned out to be a fantastic tour if you would like to listen stories and gossips behind the historic cementeries.

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Although, Entry is free but would advise you to take guide services in case you do not want to waste time in finding the tombs and miss out any highlights of the place.

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Entry fee: Free

Visiting Time (Winters- 6 Nov to 15 March ):

Access ends 15 minutes before the closing time.

Mon-Sat: 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
Sunday & Holidays: 9 am to 5.30 pm

Visiting Time (Summers- 16 Mar to 5 Nov ):

Access ends 15 minutes before the closing time.

Mon-Sat: 8.30 am to 6 pm
Sunday & Holidays: 9 am to 6 pm

 

So there you have it, Top best 9 free things to do in Paris. In spite of not costing you a penny, still, you manage to take tour of this magnificent city

Have you delighted in a spending excursion to Paris? What was your most loved thing to do there?

France: Catalogue of free occasions in Paris !

Explore Australia: Pocket Friendly Whitsunday Islands

Best Time to Visit: September

The Whitsundays is one of the gems in Australia’s tourism crown which is located in Queensland’s tropical waters. A haven of 74 islands, scatted among the Great
Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays are popular for their heaven idealize white sands and sky blue waters.

In view of their scenic beauty, these islands are compatible with extravagance tourism and top of the line resorts, with a lot of tourists coming and shelling out a lot of money to unwind in heaven.

Relax, I’ve found how to see Australia’s Whitsundays the modest way, I am sharing  the points of interest to you!

Most of the regular tourists interested in sailing tours that cruise the Whitsunday waters as the same is not only pocket-friendly but also leave you with mesmerizing experience.

Of course, on the off chance that you need to be with other youthful and smashed hikers this may engage you, in any case in the event that you appreciate getting off the beaten track and investigating the excellence of nature in a more free, tranquil and less expensive way, at that point tune in up.

I have the ideal answer for you!

Relatively few individuals realize that outside of the pervasive Whitsunday cruising visits, you can, go and autonomously camp on a significant number of the islands far from the day tripper swarms.

An opportunity to appreciate the fantastic surroundings of the Whitsundays in a basic and fundamental path, you can plan your camping activities on this offshore haven for delve into this seaward sanctuary without any touring guidance.

Outdoors on the Whitsundays is additionally considerably less expensive, making it the autonomous or solo explorer’s ideal answer for going by this intensely touristic part of Australia.

Whitsunday Islands National Park.

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The Whitsunday islands are a piece of an enrolled National Marine Park here in Australia and, much the same as a significant number of the other Australia’s best National Parks, it has little-assigned territories where you can camp and appreciate the charming encompasses.

For just $6 AUD per person, you can simply set up your own shelter in the heavenly surroundings of the Whitsundays and make the most of its magnificence – Stop worry about paying several dollars!

The breathtaking nature of the tropical landscape in Whitsundays allows you to enjoy many free outdoor activities like Solo Camping, Bush-walking etc.

Things To Do:

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This incorporates snorkeling, typically you can spot tropical fish inside just knee-profound water, and appreciate swimming, sunbathing, strolling and untamed life spotting in and around the safeguarded wild of this flawless isolated haven.

The best part is that you can appreciate these delights on White haven Beach, which is likely the Whitsunday’s most well-known goal and has been more than once voted one of the best shorelines on the planet.

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Image: White Haven Beach , Sunset

This is the island where you can stay outdoors, you will not regret to explore this prestigious heaven for peanuts!

The best part is that you alone can appreciate the stellar dusk on this isolated tropical island for yourself ! (Totally depend on how you feel like exploring this island-staying till afternoon or evenings.

 

Things to Keep in Mind:

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Image : Camping at Whitsundays

You need to book well in advance in case you are planning for camping in Whitsundays, bookings are available via on line through National Park Queensland. You will be given the reference number that you must store with you which needed to paste on your Canvas. A little reserving expense may apply.

Besides, you’ll require your own canvas to camp on the Whitsundays. You can employ one at Arlie Beach Hostel or get one very easily in Australia.

 

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You need to arrange all your own nourishment, water, and supplies with you to camp on the Whitsundays as there are no genuine offices at the campgrounds past treating the soil wash-ups.

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I will advise you to go basic and survive with 2 days picnic food. In case you plan to extend for more than 2 days then you can take portable stoves and gas.

 

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Caution:

You should be aware of the ravenous untamed life on the Whitsundays, including reptiles particularly goanna and flying creatures. All your meal ought to be kept outside your tent inside secure and hard holders, as air tight containers, with tops that are overloaded.

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How to Reach:

Reaching the National Park campgrounds is tragically the most troublesome and costly part in case you’re hoping to investigate the Whitsundays the shoddy way.

Fortunately, an organization called Scamper give a water taxi benefit that can take you to, and return you from, a large number of the distinctive assigned camp spots (there’s a decent scope of islands you can browse).

You can utilize Scamper when in case you plan to stay outdoors on the White Haven Beach. The organization has very well cooperative staff that will definitely work for you.

The Scamper Boats leave day by day from Shute Harbor, which is a marina available by open transport from Airlie Beach.

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 Image: Scamper Boat

The organization can orchestrate your National Park outdoors allow as well in the event that you require any of their water taxi incorporate the free arrangement of drinking water and snorkel equip procure, which is an extraordinary offer assistance.

For shelling out an extra penny, Scamper can additionally contract you outdoors gear, and kayaks in the event you need to delve into the marine life far from the shore.

Bookings with Scamper’s water taxi services has to be reserved in advance as cruising times differ upon tidal developments and climate conditions.

Their costs change depends upon which Whitsunday Island National Park spot for camping you want to explore, and it can be expensive in case you need to get to the more remote islands.

Pocket-friendly Transportation options to Whitsundays:

 

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Image: Prosperine

By Air: You can travel to the Whitsundays locally inside Australia, arriving at either Proserpine or Hamilton Island.

Proserpine will be the least expensive goal to travel as the same is located on the terrain of the Whitsunday Coast. A couple of aircraft fly here from many places around Australia, yet spending carriers Jet star will most likely give you the best bargains.

Driving: If you have your own particular transport then you can, obviously, drive to the Whitsunday Coast, which is situated amongst Towns ville and Rockhampton in North Queensland.

Procuring a Car can be a modest alternative particularly if your group members are to share fuel costs. Consider getting a gathering of individuals together in a lodging or find ride share accomplices by sharing your journey details with gumtree, Couch Surfing etc.

Bus: As far as open transport, the Greyhound transport stops at Airlie Beach, which is the nearest terrain takeoff point to the Whitsunday Islands.

Where to Stay:

Airlie Beach has bunches of spending convenience on offer. Lodgings there are evaluated at the standard Australian rates (for the most part around $30 AUD for a quarters bed) however staying in your canvas is relatively a better and pocket-friendly option – which you’ll have to camp on the Whitsundays in any case.

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Image :   Nomad Hostel in Airlie Beach

Outdoors at the back of the Nomad Hostel in Airlie Beach is by a wide margin the least expensive alternative. Here you can sack a controlled site for $25 AUD a night, which incorporates full utilization of the lodging offices, for example, their kitchen and swimming pool and so forth.

With the goal that’s my guide on the most proficient method to see Australia’s Whitsundays the modest way.

Have you been to the Whitsundays? If Yes, feel free to share your Experiences

If No, then what are you waiting for pack your Bags 🙂