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Ways for Expats to Make Their New Destination Feel Like Home
May 31

Ways for Expats to Make Their New Destination Feel Like Home


Moving overseas for work is a very brave thing to do and comes with a great sense of adventure. It requires a lot of willpower, and most times, the adrenaline rush of wanting to meet new people, to experience a new culture, and to try new things can spur expats on to take on this adventure.

This sense of excitement can quickly wane however when expats begin to feel out-of-place once they arrive at their destination. If you were just on holiday, it might be easy to pack your bags and leave for the airport and go back to your home country, but that's not exactly possible in this situation!

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best airlines for nervous flyers
Apr 28

11 Best Airlines for Nervous Flyers


Are you a traveler who is reluctant to book a flight because of your fear? You can sit and relax now and book a ticket to your favorite destination.

Statistics show that air travel is a safe and secure option for traveling. Some people might feel conscious of traveling by air, but you are not alone facing this nervousness. A survey has shown that 25% of Americans feel anxious about flying to some extent.

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looking for a real estate agency factors to consider
Apr 22

Looking for a Real Estate Agency? Here’s What You Need to Consider


Congratulations! You have saved enough money to purchase your dream home. Or to rent a beautiful and luxurious property, whether in North America or abroad. You want to enjoy the warm sandy beach and hike up the mountains during your free time. But, how do you choose the ideal real estate agent to help you find the best location, such as properties in Santa Ponsa?

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5 US cities for sports fans
Apr 14

5 US Cities for Sports Fans


If you’re a sports fanatic, there is no greater country on earth than the United States to visit. Whether you enjoy watching baseball, basketball, or soccer is more to your liking, and whatever colors you cheer for, there are dozens of major cities across the country that are home to some of the best sports teams and stadiums in the world.

With so many destinations to pick from, here are five US cities that are perfect for sports fans, helping you to get the most out of your trip.

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Challenges Couples Experience When Planning for Destination Wedding in Bali
Mar 15

Challenges That Couples Experience When Planning for a Wedding in Bali


Destination weddings are often fun and very memorable. However, planning for them tends to be even more complex than for a home wedding. It could turn into a bit of a headache and a long nightmare that could give you sleepless nights for months. Unlike couples who hold their wedding ceremonies in local venues, foreign couples are either forced to trust a local wedding planner to organise the details of their wedding, or to take numerous trips overseas to plan for their wedding personally.

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how to go skiing despite covid-19 restrictions
Jan 14

How to Go Skiing Despite Covid-19 Restrictions

By Camille Poire | BLOG

We are definitely living in a time when planning our winter vacation may sound to some a scary as well as near-impossible endeavor. When many ski resorts were forced to shut down due to the Covid-19 months ago, skiers around the world simply found themselves hoping for a reopening of ski resorts in the new 2020-21 season.

Of course, things do not seem to be likely to return 100% to normal soon. However, some ski resorts are already ready to open their doors to visitors again. This will involve observing protection measures, and following the restrictions and directions from each country. But in what state is the world of skiing at this time, and how can you go skiing despite Covid-19 restrictions?

Will you be able to go skiing this winter?

The short answer is yes, and there will be open ski resorts in Europe in 2021. The situation is still undoubtedly uncertain, but the countries of France, Italy and Germany have all agreed to keep their ski resorts closed until the beginning of January, after which they will hopefully start operating. Austria, on the other hand, announced that it would open its ski resorts on Christmas Eve, but said that this would only be for locals in the area, without the possibility of overnight accommodation.

Also, visitors from third countries who will visit the resorts of Austria will have to enter a ten-day quarantine when they come from countries with high incidence rates per 100,000 inhabitants. Switzerland also intends to keep all its ski areas open, despite intense criticism of some crowded incidents at the various ski lifts and some non-compliance with the necessary social distancing measures.

This may also be a good time to turn to the less-famous, yet quality and often much more affordable ski resorts of Eastern Europe. Bulgaria for example opened all its ski areas as planned in December, and resorts like Bansko, Pamporovo, or Borovets have been enjoying a great start to the 2020-21 ski season. As long as you don't mind forsaking the après ski (restaurants and bars are currently closed until February in Bulgaria) and you're willing to follow distancing measures, you'll find exceptionally quiet slopes awaiting you this year.

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How is the ski industry surviving?

European nations have been trying for months to adopt a unified stance, each imposing its own restrictions. And while many states announced national lockdowns in November, some say they are ready to ease restrictive measures in anticipation of the holiday season. Poland and Hungary have also blocked a landmark agreement from the European Union to set up a €750 billion recovery fund.

It is a fact that European tourism has been irreparably affected by the pandemic, with up to 11.5 million jobs in the industry at risk, according to the European Commission. Chancellor Angela Merkel has called for ski resorts across the European Union to remain closed, while French President Emmanuel Macron has said the dangers associated with Covid-19 make winter sports impossible.

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said the winter break would lead to a third wave of infections and called for a coordinated response with at least France and Germany. As a result, a collective decision was reached to close the centers in these three countries until at least the end of January.

For many, the period of winter sports is considered a critical test. Winter tourism brought in 14.9 billion euros to Austria last year, according to government statistics, and authorities hope that one of the toughest lockdowns in Europe, imposed in November, reduced the number of infections enough to guarantee a safe holiday season.

How can you reach the slopes without flying?

In this case, the only real alternative is to travel to the Alps by train. Unfortunately, the old-fashioned ski trains will not be operational this winter, but there are dozens of other train services from Central European countries that allow you to get to and from the ski resorts. 

It is important to note that many of the routes and services are more limited than usual. Nevertheless, there are safe train routes that can take you safely to your destination - always adhering to safety distances and personal hygiene measures, and skipping the so-called transit stops that increase the chances of the virus spreading through people's mixing.

What is it gonna be like in the resorts?

Les Gets ski resort France

Most resorts have fixed the details for their proper operation during the winter. The basic rules, however, are universal in all centers. They include keeping a distance of 1.5 meters, the use of masks in the ski lifts and their queues, as well as staying in outdoor spaces.

Many resorts will encourage their guests to use modern booking and payment technologies to avoid further cases, while bookings for the use of ski lifts may become necessary due to limited places. As we understand, the universal implementation of these basic measures is self-evident in all the centers, with some of them also making their own efforts to shape their response so as to further protect their users and halt the progress of the pandemic.

So, many ski resorts, such as those in France, which are likely to be operational from January, are preparing to face this current situation that has upset everyone. With composure and efficiency, the measures taken are for the benefit and safety of visitors who want to return to this unique and carefree activity, with reduced risk. After a difficult season for skiing but also for the world in general, these centers are in desperate need of recovery.

For their part, visitors seek a chance for relaxation and leisure at the first opportunity. Now with Nuco Travel, you can book a complete travel package to the French Alps for January of 2021 that promises more optimism and effort on all sides so you can have a proper trip in an outstanding landscape.

Have prices been affected?

One would expect that due to the current situation, prices may have dropped considerably, but this is not the case in most situations. This is because most resorts have reduced the number of rooms available and the capacity of their centers, but at the same time, prices must remain the same to cover their operating costs. Of course, there are some very good offers in terms of return policy and direct bookings that one can benefit from.

Read more: Ski Trip Essentials for an Amazing Snow Holiday

Telluride activities calendar when should you visit
Dec 10

Telluride Activities Calendar – When Should You Visit?


Telluride, the most populous town of San Miguel County, is quite the charmer. Surrounded by mountains and forests - in a box canyon - the town sports quite an adventurous look. Initially named Columbia, the name was changed to Telluride in 1887 to avoid confusion with a Californian town of the same name. Since then, tourists have loved this town that is also home to gold telluride minerals.

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5 terrific tips for living abroad long-term
Dec 01

5 Terrific Tips for Living Abroad Long-Term


It’s a mahoosive understatement to say that 2020 hasn’t been the best year for travellers.

But there’s hope on the horizon for global health, which means it’s time to (tentatively) bring your plans for moving abroad off the backburner.

And if you’ve never thought of a long adventure in sunnier (or snowier) climates before, perhaps lockdowns have catalysed some existential soul-searching, with the result that you’ve got seriously itchy feet and want your life to take a dramatic and exciting new direction?

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5 tips for editing your travel videos like a vlogger
Nov 25

5 Tips for Editing Your Travel Videos Like a Vlogger


Each trip is a personal experience. Travelling is an activity that fills you with precious memories, unforgettable encounters, and unique moments. Travel will always be something special for each of us. But you can also share this exceptional experience of your trip with the rest of the world. You can capture with your camera lens all those things that you saw with your eyes but also felt with your soul.

A polished travel video can accomplish all of these things. It can convey the images, the feelings, and the intelligence you may have received from each of your travels. Of course, if you know the proper way to do it. In this article, you will learn the five most essential tips to create an original and authentic travel video that will stand out among the thousands of others out there and will be able to speak to the hearts of your viewers.

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