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The Luxor Las Vegas – My favorite Hotel in Las Vegas (so far)

The Luxor Las Vegas – My favorite Hotel in Las Vegas (so far)

In March 2022 I traveled to Las Vegas to play at an Everybody Sings Project fundraiser with the Queen Tribute band Celebrating Queen. The band put me up in the Luxor Hotel and Casino and I was stunned. Remember, I had traveled from Waterford, Ireland where the tallest building was about 5 stories high and now I’m in a building with 30 floors and a location where the tallest building is 1,150ft and 112 stories high. I was blown away by Las Vegas and was for sure in some sort of culture shock.

Luxor Las Vegas Review

Background information on the Luxor Casino and Hotel

Luxor Las Vegas is a hotel and casino located on the Las Vegas Strip and is operated and run by MGM Resorts. The Hotel is 20 stories high and is named after the Egyptian city of Luxor.

There is a wonderful video on YouTube of the Luxor being constructed and it shows the construction from the breaking ground on the resort which took place in March 1992 and then was opened to the public in October 1993 with a total cost of $380m. At one point this hotel was actually the tallest on the strip when it opened and even had a river ride called the Nile River Tour where guests could ride through the pyramid in a boat.

It is a lot less Egypt-styled these days than it was back when it opened but the huge black pyramid with its 42.3-billion-candela lumen beam of light that shoots into the night sky – the Luxor Sky Beam is visible from the airport as you land. The Luxor Sky Beam is actually the world’s strongest beam of light. As a result of this amazing beam of light, flying insects, bats, and even owls come to feed on whatever is attracted to the light. Some people even see the larger bats and birds and confuse them for UFOs. The light can also be used as a visual aid for approaching pilots landing at the nearby airport. (Code: LAS)..

Outside the Luxor Hotel and Casino Las Vegas

Luxor Hotel Rooms

I found the rooms to be very comfortable. I stayed here in March 2022 and also January 2023. In 2022 I stayed on the 12th floor and in January 2023 I stayed on the 5th floor. I have to say that the rooms on the 12th were a little nicer and in slightly better condition, so if I was coming back I would ask for the higher rooms.

The rooms are very quiet despite a bustling casino below you. As soon as you close that door you have quietness. I was also facing the airport and the view was nice too. I had excellent sleep here and this was a great advantage as I had some jetlag to get over.

The bathroom was spacious and very clean with excellent showers.

Inside the Luxor Hotel and Casino Las Vegas

Photo: View from outside my room on the 12th floor

The Food at the Luxor

The only place I ate at the Luxor was the Public House which is a sports bar theme restaurant and I had a Beyond Burger with fries and a drink which all came to under $30 which was good value for what I got. The food was piping hot, and delicious and the service was attentive and friendly.

There are few other options that I personally would want to try in the Luxor, I had to admit that in the mornings I used to walk over to New York, New York and there was an Italian bakery over there (I’m sure it was called La Cucina, La Forno or something like that), but they had the best cinnamon buns and coffee – all for under $10).


It is a large hotel so you do feel that you are just one guest amongst thousands but the staff are friendly. Note, you will need to pay a service fee of around $35 (I think this is per night) but apparently, this is the norm for Vegas.


I am tempted to try other hotels in Las Vegas but I found the Luxor to be good value as my one-night stay in January was about $75. If I won the lottery, there is one suite in the MGM Grand which has a piano but it is about $1,500 per night.
I am hoping to go back to Las Vegas in the near future and next time I will do an updated review for the website at that time.

20 Things to Do in Waterford City

20 Things to Do in Waterford City

 Top-Rated Attractions & Things to Do in Waterford

Waterford has recently been voted the best city in Ireland to live in, and as a resident of this historic city, I can certainly agree. Waterford is located in the southeast of Ireland, we call it the Sunny South East, and is full of history. Over the years Waterford has become synonymous with quality Crystal Glass and Waterford Crystal is known around the world. Some of its other historic claims to fame include that it was once the capital of Ireland, Both the Normans and Vikings had influence in the city, the Vikings founded the city in 914, it is Ireland’s oldest city and Waterford is the only city in Ireland where the Catholic and Protestant Cathedrals are designed by the same architect. The city is within reach of many beaches and also mountains, all only about 30 minutes drive from the city center. This post will discuss some of the key / Top-Rated attractions and things to do in Waterford.

Some of the highlights include exploring the Waterford Treasures museums in the Viking Triangle, seeing how Waterford Crystal is made, exploring the city walls, taking a trip to the coastal towns, visiting and exploring the Waterford Greenway, and also perhaps exploring the local gardens of which there are many.

The House of Waterford Crystal

You can actually watch the famous Waterford Crystal start off as a red gooey blob of molten glass and then finish as a beautifully cut and sparkling piece of Waterford Crystal. The House of Waterford Crystal is located on the Mall and it shows you a behind-the-scenes view of the creation process. Waterford Crystal was located on the Cork road but after a troubled few years in the early 2000s, the brand has rebounded and found new success in its current location. Here, you will find the manufacturing facility which can include a guided tour and the visitor center which is now one of the key tourist attractions in Waterford. You can also purchase a finished piece of Waterford Crystal before you leave.

Address: House of Waterford Crystal, 28 The Mall, Waterford, Ireland

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The John Robert’s Cathedrals

Waterford is the only city in Ireland where the protestant and catholic cathedrals are designed by the same architect. The catholic cathedral is called the Cathedral of the Most Holy Trinity Within and is located on Barronstrand Street near the clock tower. The protestant cathedral is located near the Viking Triangle and you can’t miss it as it has a very tall spire. Both cathedrals are normally free to enter (unless there are special events or concerts taking place) but both are worth seeing for different reasons. The catholic cathedral has a wonderful pipe organ and stained glass windows and the protestant cathedral also has a very impressive pipe organ and many historical features inside.


Mount Congreve Gardens

There are many great houses and gardens in Ireland’s Ancient East and one of these is the beautifully landscaped gardens at Mount Congreve, Waterford. These amazing gardens stretch across 75 acres of woodland and landscaped gardens including a beautiful four-acre walled garden. The house and gardens were owned by Mr. Ambrose Congreve, and after his death, the gardens were left to the state so that the public could enjoy the splendour of these amazing gardens. Mount Congreve backs onto the Waterford Greenway which is a walk/cycle way that stretches all the way to Dungarvan. Mr. Ambrose Congreve’s achievements were acknowledged by Queen Elizabeth, who awarded him a CBE, and by Trinity College Dublin, which granted him an honorary doctorate. These gardens are a real joy to explore and are a must-see on your visit to Waterford. In the past month (October 2022) a brand new area called The Stables Café has opened. The Stables Café is set in a beautiful setting for enjoying a coffee, breakfast, or light lunch. In these stunning surroundings, you can enjoy the local produce combined with the fruits, vegetables, and herbs from the Mount Congreve gardens. I know of many people who have stopped going to their usual city center coffee stop and are now coming here. Either way, Mount Congreve should be on your list when visiting Waterford.

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The Lafcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens

It may be strange to find Japanese Gardens in Waterford but there is a historical reason why these gardens are here. They are dedicated to Victorian writer and Japanese translator and journalist Patrick Lafcadio Hearn who grew up and stayed in Tramore in his early life.

These Japanese gardens pay homage to the fame he attained in Japan through his incomparable literary descriptions of the people, customs, and culture of that country. Here, you can follow Lafcadio Hearn’s life journey, first through the Victorian Garden, then to the American and Greek gardens, until you eventually arrive in the Japanese gardens. Lafcadio Hearn is still known today in modern Japan.

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The Lismore Heritage Centre & Castle Gardens

Lismore Heritage Centre was opened in 1992 with the aim to document and exhibit the history of Lismore and its surroundings. Lismore is most famous for the magnificent Lismore Castle which was built in 1185 and the castle itself can be visited separately through the Lismore Castle Experience.

The castle has beautiful gardens both within the castle walls and comprise 7 acres and boast spectacular views of Lismore Castle, the River Blackwater, and the surrounding countryside.

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Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum

The Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum is Ireland’s only purpose-built medieval museum and the only building on the island to incorporate two medieval chambers, the 13th-century Choristers’ Hall and the 15th-century Mayor’s Wine Vault. Waterford Treasures is located near Christ Church Cathedral (the previously mentioned protestant cathedral. Some of the stunning historical artifacts which are exhibited here at Waterford Treasures include a fantastic array of ancient vestments, period artworks, The oldest wine vault in Ireland, a Relic of the True Cross, Pilgrim badges, the earliest gold ring brooch in Europe, The Great Charter Roll of Waterford, the Sword of Edward IV, King Henry VIII’s Cap of Maintenance and much more.

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Waterford Museum of Treasures

Waterford Museum of Treasures

Reginald’s Tower

Sitting on the corner of the mall and the quay is the formidable Reginald’s Tower. The tower has been used for many different purposes over the centuries, originally part of the medieval urban defense system, Reginald’s Tower is the oldest civic building in Ireland and it is the only urban monument in Ireland to retain a Norse or Viking name.

Construction began in 1253 on the site of the original Viking fort named after Ragnall who founded the City in 914, and the walls are about 3 meters thick. At one point someone fired a cannonball at the tower and it did no damage, but is still stuck in the wall to this day.

This building in the past was used as a prison, a mint, and a military store and is now a museum, namely the Viking Museum, and part of Waterford Treasures. 

Here you can take a journey through time and discover historical and archaeological artifacts showing Waterford’s Viking heritage, many reproductions of items from this time, Viking warrior’s weapons, the exquisite 12th-century Waterford Kite Brooch, even pieces from ‘hnefatafl’, a Viking board game similar to chess, a model of what Waterford looked like hundreds of years ago and a replica Viking longship which sits next to Reginald’s tower. 

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Reginalds Tower Waterford

Reginalds Tower Waterford

Experience the Suir Valley Railway

The Waterford Suir Valley Railway which is located close to the village of Kilmeaden is a very popular tourist attraction in Waterford and is an ideal activity if you are travelling with children (even though it is enjoyable at any age due to the scenery along the river). The Waterford Suir Valley Railway is a community heritage project which brought back to life locomotive activity along 10 kilometers of the abandoned Waterford Dungarvan line but now on narrow gauge lines.

The current train on this line in its past life worked in industrial capacities across the UK and at one time even moved excavated debris during the construction of the UK-France Channel Tunnel. 

The hopes for this line are that the railway will eventually extend all the way into Waterford City and will also end up operating with a steam engine. Works are already underway to extend the platform into Waterford for the Greenway.

Address: Train Station, Kilmeadan, Kilmeaden, Co. Waterford, Ireland

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Waterford Suir Valley Railway

Waterford Suir Valley Railway

Dunmore East

Dunmore east is about 25 minute’s drive from Waterford and is the quintessential fishing village. Dunmore East is certainly one of Waterford’s hidden gems – certainly a lot less crowded than Tramore but still remains a very popular place for tourists, especially during the summer months. 

While there enjoy a stroll around the park, before walking down to the working harbor if you fancy a swim there are 2 bathing areas available. There are also many restaurants in the area including the Haven Hotel, the Strand, and also a variety of smaller shops and takeaways – you have to stop at East-Pier fish for freshly cooked fish and chips.  There is also an adventure center in Dunmore East if you like water sports and this is ideal for all ages.

Address: Dunmore East, Co. Waterford, Ireland

Dunmore East Waterford

Dunmore East Waterford


Tramore is located 10km away from Waterford city and will take you about 20 minutes to drive. Tramore is a holiday location for many and one of the main places for the people of Waterford to head to during the summer. Tramore has everything you will need for an enjoyable holiday stay or visit. There are a variety of Hotels, Guest Houses, B&Bs, and self-catering options and there are leisure activities such as Splashworld, which is the largest indoor aqua adventure playground in the South East, as well as surfing, fishing, hiking, horse riding, golf, mini-golf and large Amusement Park which is ideal to amuse all ages. In relation to Surfing, Tramore has a number of surf and sup schools available and the surfing activity takes place all year. Along the section of the beach where the surfing takes place, there are many cafes and restaurants such as Moes, Mollys, and The Sandcastle Café. There is also a very good park area, unofficially called Lark Park, where birds like skylarks, egrets, and curlews can be observed from the park and the nearby bird hide.  The beach is very long and there is a looped walk (just watch the tides) down the beach, around the headland (The Sandhills), and back along the back strand. This walk should take you about 2 hours. Tramore also has Guillamene and Newtown Coves (well signposted in Tramore) and these are ideal for strong swimmers who want to do some sea swimming. Carparking is available but unfortunately, the toilets can end up being locked in the Winter months (which makes no sense to me). But Tramore is a wonderful place and I normally take the drive from Waterford to Tramore for a walk at least once a week.

Newtown Cove Waterford

Newtown Cove Waterford

10 More Things to Do in Waterford

  • The Irish Silver Museum
    This museum explores the story of Ireland told through the medium of silver.
  • The Irish Museum of Time
    If you like timepieces or horology then you will love the Irish Museum of Time. The museum features the oldest Irish-made grandfather clocks, table clocks, and watches in the world.
  • The Bishops Palace
    A wonderful museum set in a beautiful building along the Mall.
  • The Comeragh Mountains
    Located about 45 minutes away from Waterford. Take the N25 towards Dungarvan and follow directions to Comeragh Drive.
  • The Waterford Greenway
    A 45 km route ideal for walkers and cyclists with stunning views of the countryside. My only dislike of this attraction is the many ‘sports cyclists’ who are in the Tour-de-France lycra who decided to use this as a raceway. (I almost got flattened one day by a cyclist who must have been trying to do a personal best along the route). But early morning you can enjoy the views and the fresh air and it is certainly worth a visit. Carparking is available in many of the areas along the route.
  • The Spraoi Festival
    A city-wide event which takes place in the August Bank Holiday Weekend with music, street performers, and outdoor art installations. A must-see.
  • Waterford Nature Park
    The former location of the Waterford City Refuse landfill has been transformed into a wonderful area with looped walks, trees, and great views of the city.
  • The People’s Park
    The People’s Park is located not far from the Mall and is the largest public park in Waterford City. This 16-acre park was laid out around 1860 when the marshy land around the John River was drained. The park contains a Victorian-era bandstand, a skateboarding park, a children’s playground, and a separate baby playground. The old caretaker’s house has been converted into the Park Lodge café (well worth stopping off for a coffee)
  • The Viking Sword
    Located behind the Munster Bar just off the quays – you will be amazed by the size.
  • Jack Burtchaell Waterford Walking Tours
    If you want to get to know a city, then you have to walk it. The Jack Burtchaell Waterford Walking Tours are very good and Jack will bring you on a 1-hour walk that covers over 1,000 years of history, and includes four National Monuments, two Cathedrals, and historical figures who dominated the city’s history.

 I hope you enjoyed this article on the Top-Rated Attractions & Things to Do in Waterford. If you have any questions or comments please leave them below.

Family-Friendly Travel Guide to Israel: Activities, Accommodations

Family-Friendly Travel Guide to Israel: Activities, Accommodations

Israel is a wonderful country for families to visit. There are many things to do and plenty of people who can help you make your trip easier. According to Trend News Agency, official statistics released recently reveal that in the first quarter of 2023, the overnight stays by tourists in Israel reached 2.32 million. This was a nearly three-fold increase compared to the 786,000 tourist stays registered in the same period last year.

This guide will provide you with an overview of what it’s like to travel in Israel as a family, including helpful tips on where to stay, what to do, and what kosher food options exist.

Best Time to Visit Israel With Your Family

According to Forbes, travel experts in Israel recommend planning a trip to Israel between March-June and September-December, avoiding the summer and winter months. As per them, summers are crowded and very hot, and winters can get snowy in January and February.

However, for 2023, it will be “exceptionally busy” from March through late November, as it marks Israel’s 75th year of independence. For those looking to save money, January and February are recommended for a visit in 2023, even though it can be cold.

Top Family-Friendly Activities in Israel

Israel is a great destination for families with kids of all ages. There are numerous family-friendly activities to choose from, such as visiting the Dead Sea, where you can float in the mineral-rich waters and enjoy therapeutic mud treatments.

Exploring the Old City of Jerusalem is also a must, with its ancient streets, holy sites, and colorful bazaars. Hiking in Masada is another exciting activity for families, offering stunning views and a chance to learn about ancient history. Finally, don’t miss out on the opportunity to swim in the Mediterranean Sea, with its clear waters and beautiful beaches that are perfect for a fun family day out.

Accommodation Options Suitable for Families

When traveling with family, it’s important to choose suitable accommodations to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Israel offers a variety of accommodation options suitable for families, including hotels with kid-friendly amenities and vacation rentals with kitchens and multiple bedrooms.

Booking various properties of one hotel chain, such as Isrotel Hotels, can provide vacationers with better comfort and deals. A hotel group typically offers a diverse range of properties spread throughout the country that cater to families, including resorts with water parks, children’s clubs, and family-friendly activities. The Isrotel Tower in Tel Aviv is an example of Isrotel’s hotels that provide apartment-style suites with fully-equipped kitchens suitable for families traveling with children. 

You can check out the full list of top-notch hotels in Israel to find the best fit for your family.

Tips for Traveling With Children in Israel

Traveling with children in Israel can be an exciting and enriching experience, but it’s important to plan for a smooth trip. When it comes to transportation, consider taking advantage of Israel’s efficient and affordable public transportation system, which includes buses and trains. Keep in mind any health and safety concerns, such as staying hydrated and protecting skin from the sun.

Additionally, packing essentials like snacks, water bottles, and comfortable walking shoes can make a big difference. Finally, be sure to research and plan for family-friendly activities and attractions ahead of time to make the most of your trip.

Kosher Food Options in Israel

According to Haaretz, Israeli cuisine has three main pillars: restaurants, cooking shows, and recipes (such as blogs and cookbooks). In recent times, these three elements have taken a noticeable hit when it comes to non-kosher foods.

While several non-kosher restaurants remain in Tel Aviv and offer dishes such as shrimp, caviar, and lobster, even in Israel’s most secular city, locating pork products has become increasingly difficult. A closer examination reveals that the mere mention of pork has become somewhat of a taboo subject.

Israel is home to a variety of kosher food options that are suitable for families. Most restaurants and cafes in Israel are certified kosher, and many offer children’s menus and high chairs. Families can also visit the many outdoor markets in Israel, such as the Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem, to sample local fruits and vegetables, as well as kosher baked goods and other snacks.

Religious Sites to Visit With Your Family

Israel is known for its religious sites, and many are family-friendly. The Western Wall in Jerusalem is a must-visit for Jews and non-Jews alike. It is a spiritual site where people come to pray and leave written prayers in the crevices of the wall. The Mount of Beatitudes, located near the Sea of Galilee, is a serene location where Jesus is believed to have delivered the Sermon on the Mount.

The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is another popular site for Christians, as it is believed to be the site of Jesus’ crucifixion, burial, and resurrection. Other notable religious sites include the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem.

A List of Family-Friendly Festivals and Events

Israel is a country that celebrates a wide range of festivals and events throughout the year, many of which are family-friendly. One of the most well-known festivals is Hanukkah, which typically falls in December and features candle lighting, traditional foods, and games. Other popular events include the Israel Museum’s Family Festival, the Red Sea Jazz Festival in Eilat, and the International Hot Air Balloon Festival in the Jezreel Valley.

In addition, there are various cultural and arts festivals held throughout the year, such as the Jerusalem International Book Fair and the Tel Aviv International Puppet Theater Festival. Families visiting Israel can enjoy the festivities while experiencing the country’s diverse culture and traditions.


Israel is a great place to visit with your family. It has much to offer, from historical sites and cultural attractions to outdoor activities and delicious food. We hope this guide has helped you plan your next family holiday in Israel.

10 Trips You Should Take In Your 20s If You’re a Nursing student

10 Trips You Should Take In Your 20s If You’re a Nursing student

Article by Mary Spears

While it is not essential for nursing students to travel before their 20s, there are certainly benefits to doing so. Traveling can broaden their perspective and provide a greater understanding of different cultures, languages, and ways of life. This can be especially valuable for nursing students, who will likely encounter patients from diverse backgrounds and cultures throughout their careers. Exposure to different healthcare systems and approaches can also be beneficial, allowing students to compare and contrast with their own experiences and potentially gain new insights into the field. Additionally, traveling before starting their careers can provide a much-needed break from the rigors of nursing school, allowing students to recharge and return to their studies with a fresh perspective.

By stepping out of their comfort zone and venturing into the unknown, young people can gain confidence and become more independent. They learn how to handle difficult situations, navigate different places, and work through problems. These skills will help them in any future endeavors they decide to pursue.

Finding time for traveling

Traveling can be a great way to relieve stress and have fun, but for busy nursing students, it may seem impossible. Luckily there is a solution – a nursing essay writer online. Utilizing an online essay writing service offers numerous advantages for students who need help with their work. For starters, it’s incredibly convenient; you can access their services from any device, anytime and anywhere. Secondly, they offer reliable and expert help; all of their writers are highly experienced and qualified in their respective fields. Finally, the turnaround time is usually very quick. No matter how urgent your project is, they’ll be able to provide quality work in no time.

Venice with boats in the Venice Canals

10 destinations in your 20’s

Here are the top 10 trips you can make in your 20’s. Check our list to understand why they are worth your attention.

1. Road trip around New Zealand

A road trip around New Zealand is the perfect way to explore this spectacular country. From majestic mountains, vast landscapes, and untouched nature – this journey offers it all. Take in the breathtaking views as you drive through small towns and cities, see dramatic glaciers and fjords, enjoy activities such as hiking, rafting, sky diving or skiing during your stops along the way. The freedom of travelling by car will give you a unique experience that can’t be replicated with any other type of travel.

2. Travel around Europe

With its rich history and stunning scenery, Europe makes for a captivating journey for those in their twenties. Visit cities such as Rome with its ancient architecture and monuments, explore Paris’ iconic sights such as the Eiffel Tower, and take in the picturesque views of the Swiss Alps. With a great diversity of cultures, languages and cuisines, Europe is sure to provide an unforgettable experience for those looking to satisfy their wanderlust.

3. Tropical getaway to Thailand

Thailand is an ideal destination for any student wanting a tropical break from their daily grind. From diving and snorkelling off its long white-sand beaches to visiting ancient temples and eating delicious street food – there’s something for everyone here! The country also offers plenty of nightlife options with buzzing clubs and beach bars that stay open until late into the night.

4. Safari in South Africa

For those looking for a more adventurous vacation, a safari in South Africa is sure to deliver. Visit the Kruger National Park, home to abundant wildlife such as lions, elephants and rhinos and take part in thrilling game drives (tours of wildlife). There are also many luxury lodges and camping sites available where you can experience the breathtaking views of this remarkable country up close.

5. Explore Canada’s Rocky Mountains

Make your way through Canada’s Rocky Mountain range with its spectacular mountain-scapes and glaciers that stretch out as far as the eye can see. From hiking trails surrounded by lush greenery to cross-country skiing down powdery slopes – there’s no shortage of activities here. Visit the vibrant city of Vancouver and enjoy its culture, culinary delights and outdoor activities.

6. Study abroad

Studying abroad is a great way for students to expand their horizons as well as gain knowledge in their field of study. From interning at a research centre in India to learning about business in China – you’ll be able to develop your skillset while exploring a new country. Not only that, but studying abroad will give you the chance to make lifelong connections with people from different backgrounds and cultures!

7. Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

For those looking for an adrenalin-filled challenge, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro is sure to deliver! Standing at 19,341 feet, this is Africa’s highest mountain and the tallest free-standing mountain in the world. With its stunning scenery and rewarding views from the summit – it’s sure to be an unforgettable experience for any thrill seeker!

8. Cruise around Caribbean Islands

For those looking for a relaxing break, head to the Caribbean Sea on a cruise. Explore some of the most beautiful islands such as Barbados with its stunning beaches and watersport activities, or take in Jamaica’s culture with its vibrant music scene and delicious cuisine. There are plenty of other attractions such as Mayan ruins, beautiful lagoons, coral reefs and much more here that you can explore during your time at sea.

9. Visit Machu Picchu

Visit the ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru – one of World’s most iconic ancient sites. This 15th century Incan city is surrounded by lush green mountains and offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore its fascinating history. You can also take part in activities such as trekking, mountain climbing and exploring nearby villages during your time here.

10. Road trip through America

A road trip across America is an ideal way for students to explore its vast landscape, unique cities and vibrant culture without spending too much money. Take the famous Route 66 from Chicago to Los Angeles, stopping along the way at places such as Grand Canyon National Park or Monument Valley and enjoy activities like hiking, camping or visiting historical sites. You’ll also be able to experience the different cuisines and cultures of each region as you go – making for a truly special journey!

No matter where you decide to travel in your 20s, it’s sure to be an unforgettable experience. Whether it’s a beach holiday in Thailand, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa or exploring America on a road trip – there are lots of incredible trips worth taking during this time. So take advantage of this stage of life, explore the world and make memories that will last forever!

Final thoughts

Traveling gives young people the freedom to create lasting memories with friends or family members. Whether it’s a road trip across America or a backpacking tour of Europe, these experiences can bring people closer together and foster lifelong relationships.

Overall, traveling is an essential experience for young people to have that offers immense benefits. It allows them to explore new cultures, build life skills, open up opportunities, expand their knowledge, become more independent, and make cherished memories along the way.  It’s an opportunity not to be missed.

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Mary Spears is a passionate tour guide and travel enthusiast. She has been guiding tours for over 5 years, taking visitors to some of the most beautiful and interesting places in the world. Mary loves learning about different cultures, cuisines, and histories.

Must-Do Experiences for Embracing Spain’s Vibrant Culture

Must-Do Experiences for Embracing Spain’s Vibrant Culture

From Flamenco to Tapas: Must-Do Experiences for Embracing Spain’s Vibrant Culture

Welcome to the land of sun, siestas, and sangria! Spain is a country known for its vibrant culture – from the lively rhythms of flamenco to the mouth-watering flavors of tapas. It’s no wonder why this country has become one of Europe’s top destinations.

In this article, we’re going to take you on a journey through some must-do experiences that will help you fully embrace Spain’s rich cultural heritage. So sit back, relax, and get ready for a taste of España!

Spanish Cuisine

Spain is renowned for its delicious cuisine, there are plenty of mouth-watering dishes to try out while you’re in the country. And with so many regional variations of Spanish food, you’ll definitely want to sample dishes from all over the country. So be sure to try some of the traditional Spanish dishes at a local restaurant, you’ll surely never be too far from good food while in this country.

Of course, no visit to Spain would be complete without trying some tapas – a staple of Spanish cuisine that is perfect for sharing with friends. There are many different types of tapas, ranging from patatas bravas to zarajo – so, there’s sure to be something for everyone. In addition, a lot of tapaserias have a fun atmosphere, featuring all the entertaining casino games that are available digitally on SlotsLV.

In addition to tapas, some must-try Spanish dishes include paella, a rice dish typically made with seafood and/or meat, and tortilla de patatas, a potato omelet that is a staple of Spanish cuisine. And while in Spain you must try out their gazpacho, a refreshing cold soup made with tomatoes and other vegetables, and jamón ibérico, a type of cured ham that is a favorite in Spain.

Spanish Wine

Spanish wine is some of the most underrated in the world. The country has a rich viticultural history dating back to the Phoenicians, and today Spanish wines are among the most diverse and interesting in the world. While Rioja is perhaps the best-known Spanish wine region, there are many other areas worth exploring.

The Ribera del Duero is one of Spain’s most renowned wine regions, known for producing full-bodied red wines. For something lighter, you can also try a white wine from Rueda, these wines are fresh and aromatic with a slight fizz. And if you’re in Catalonia, be sure to try a bottle of Cava, Spain’s delicious sparkling wine.

And of course, no trip to Spain would be complete without trying some Sherry. This fortified wine from Andalusia comes in many different styles, from dry to sweet. With so many different types of Spanish wine to explore, you’ll be spoiled for choice!

Spanish Festivals

Spain is a country rich in tradition, with colorful festivals happening throughout the year. From world-famous events like the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona to more local celebrations like the Corpus Christi procession in Toledo, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.

One of the most popular Spanish festivals is Semana Santa or Holy Week. This religious celebration takes place all over the country but is particularly well-known in Seville, where ornate processions wind through the city streets. Whatever city you’re in during Semana Santa, make sure to take part in some of the traditional festivities.

Another can’t-miss festival is La Tomatina, held annually in the town of Buñol near Valencia. Participants arm themselves with overripe tomatoes and take to the streets, where they hurl them at each other in a good-natured, albeit messy, battle. The event has been held annually since 1945 and now attracts over 20000 participants from all over the world.


Spain is renowned for its relaxed lifestyle and siestas are a big part of that. A siesta is a short nap taken in the afternoon, usually after lunch. Basically, it is a time to rest and recharge before going back to work or running errands.

Siestas are an important part of Spanish culture and something that visitors should experience. They can be taken anywhere, but it’s important to find a comfortable spot – a hammock or lounge chair is ideal, but any spot where you can relax will do.

Moreover, a siesta should only last 20-30 minutes. Any longer and you could have trouble getting back to sleep at night or end up feeling groggy for hours. However, as long as you don’t overdo it, they are a great way to relax and recharge in the middle of the day.


One of the most popular ways to experience any culture is through its music and dance. And when you think about Spain, it’s hard not to think about flamenco – a style of music and dance that is originally from Andalusia in southern Spain. It’s characterized by its fast-paced, rhythmic guitar playing and passionate dancing.

If you want to experience flamenco, there are a plethora of ways to do it. You can see a live performance at one of the many bars or clubs, or you can take a class and learn how to dance yourself. There are also many festivals dedicated to flamenco throughout the year.

Conclusion – Spain’s Vibrant Culture

If you’ve been on the fence about packing and exploring Spain’s Vibrant Culture, we hope that this article has swayed you to show you that it will be a memorable experience. From the mesmerizing flamenco performances and tasty tapas dishes to the stunning architecture, it has plenty to offer.


Create a Custom Hoodie That Captures Your Travel Experiences

Create a Custom Hoodie That Captures Your Travel Experiences

The Perfect Combo: How to Create a Custom Hoodie That Captures Your Travel Experiences!

If you want to capture the essence of your travels with a wearable item, there is no better option than custom hoodies. Hoodies have been around for decades and are now used as casual wear items. They are always popular among men, women, and children alike. The good news is that they come in all different styles, and you can order them in a wide range of colors and prints. There are also many different types of hoodie styles that you could choose from to make your custom hoodie unique and memorable. Below, we’re going to look at some basic styles:


Pullover Hoodies Often Cost Less Than Zip Up Hoodies

A pullover hoodie is one of the most traditional types of hoodies that you can buy for yourself and others. They are warm, casual wear items, and they’re very easy to put on and don’t have a zipper. Pullover hoodies usually cost less than zip-up hoodies because they’re simpler and cheaper to make. They are also typically thicker and warmer, great for heavy workouts or cold weather.


Full-Zip Hoodies Offer Security And Comfort

One of the main advantages of full-zip hoodies is the comfort and security of having a zipper.  Zip-up hoodies also have the advantage of being more convenient, as you don’t have to pull them over your head every time you wear them. Full-zip hoodies are usually made from lighter materials than pullover hoodies, so they’re more suitable for warmer temperatures while they can still be worn in colder climates. Full-zip hoodies also offer you the option of wearing a high collar or low collar, which is convenient and ensures that your neck remains protected from chilly weather at all times.


Crewneck Hoodies Offer A Simple Yet Stylish Design

The crewneck design for hoodies is simple yet stylish, allowing you to exercise your creative freedom in a more restrained manner. They are comfortable to wear, and they’re usually made from lighter material as well, so they are suitable for warm days. You can combine them with a pair of shorts or pants of any color and style that you prefer, making them extremely versatile and convenient in all types of weather conditions. Crewneck hoodies don’t come with a zipper or any other fastening system, so you must pull them over your head.


Crop Top Hoodies Are Perfect For Warm Weather

If you love hoodies and don’t wear them only during cold seasons, there is no better costume than crop top hoodies. These hoodies are very popular among youth because they allow you to mix and match them with an undershirt. You can also wear them with a sports bra for workout sessions or to stroll along the beach.


Hoodies Are Great Costumes For Those Who Enjoy Cosplay

Cosplay is a performance art that involves wearing costumes, which are usually based on popular culture characters. Hoodies are very popular among cosplayers because they can be easily combined with other elements, such as masks, makeup, and props, to create a truly unique look. Cosplay’s popularity has increased considerably in recent years, and it is now an extremely popular pastime you can enjoy with your family, friends, and colleagues.


You can create a custom hoodie using the following methods:


Choose The Fabric Color And Size Of Your Hoodie

To start designing your hoodie, it’s time to choose a fabric and color. We offer everything from heavyweight cotton-blend hoodies that are perfect for colder weather to lightweight polyester options for layering in the spring. We also have several different colors of each type of fabric, so you can pick out just the right one to match your style. After you’ve chosen a fabric, pick out the size that’s right for you. We have everything from an extra-small to an XXL, so even our biggest customers can look their best!


Upload A Graphic Image

This is the most customizable option. You can upload a picture or take one using our app and place it in any part of the hoodie you want to make it truly unique.


Alternatively, You Can Choose A Design From Templates

If you’re not feeling creative but still want something special, print-on-demand services have a range of design templates you can use. Just pick a style, enter your text and choose from our wide selection of colors.


Order Your Custom Hoodie And Show Off Your Unique Style

Make ordering your custom hoodie easy. Click here for more. Pick the color and size, customize it to your liking, choose your destination, and pay. Then just sit back and wait while print-on-demand services create your hoodie. Check out print-on-demand services today to see all our customization options. You’ll be amazed at how quickly you can create a one-of-a-kind hoodie.