Eight Things To Do In Beijing

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When you visit a place for the first time the last thing you want to do is be stuck researching what to see and do while you’re there. Experienced travelers know it’s helpful to see tips and recommendations from fellow travelers. Below you’ll find a list of 8 things to do while visiting Beijing along with an Instagram shot by someone who actually did them. Let us know what you think of this list.

Top eight things to do in Beijing according to a traveler who’s been there.

  1. Spend a day at the “Great Wall” of China at Badaling, or try the older “Simatai” part of the great wall.

    Photo by @jonnietruelove from the Great Wall
  2. Visit the magnificent Xiang Shan Gong Yuan and the Beijing Botanical Gardens, located to the west of the city- a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre.

    Photo by @mehyoga from Beijing Botanical Garden
  3. Visit the Summer Palace (Yi He Yuan) located in the south-east of the city centre and also the Old Palace (Yuan Ming Yuan).

    Photo by @i.m.aishe from the Summer Palace
  4. Visit the beautiful and fabulous Yong He Gong (Lama Temple) in the north of the city centre. Mostly renowned as Beijing’s largest Buddhist temple.

    Photo by @chengmu_zang from Yonghe Temple
  5. Why not take an early morning or an evening stroll in Tiananmen Square, and to make it more special, you can watch the daily flag hoisting and lowering ceremonies at sunrise and sunset respectively.

    Photo by @tinaazura from Tiananmen Square
  6. No trip to Beijing is complete with a visit to the famous “Quan Ju De” Roast Duck restaurant where you can indulge in eating fine roast duck meat. The restaurant on 32 Qianmen Avenue is famous for entertaining many foreign dignitaries and VIPs who come to this restaurant for its scrumptious roasted duck.

    Photo by @lacorasaniti from Quan Ju De
  7. Take a relaxing rickshaw ride or walk around the many Hutongs that surround the Forbidden City. It’s best to ask before you take photographs of the locals and make sure you don’t get lost as the Hutongs are famous for having many turns.

    Photo by @pamhule from Hutongs, Beijing
  8. Xidan and Wangfujing are two of Beijing’s biggest shopping areas, attracting many local and foreign tourists alike. Both of these shopping malls are respectively located at either side of the centre of Beijing.
    Photo by @marco_f89 from Wangfujing

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The Seven Natural Wonders Of The World

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There are many lists from different sources and different eras about the seven wonders of the world. It seems like everyone has their own list. Today we’re going to talk about this list for The Seven Natural Wonders Of The World put together by CNN.

1.  Grand Canyon – “The Grand Canyon in Arizona is a natural formation distinguished by layered bands of red rock, revealing millions of years of geological history in cross-section. Vast in scale, the canyon averages 10 miles across and a mile deep along its 277-mile length. Much of the area is a national park, with Colorado River white-water rapids and sweeping vistas.”

2.  Great Barrier Reef – “The Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Queensland in northeastern Australia, is the largest living thing on Earth, and even visible from outer space.”

3.  Harbor of Rio de Janeiro – “The Harbor of Rio de Janeiro is located in Brazil and was created by erosion from the Atlantic Ocean and is also known as Guanabara Bay.”

4.  Mount Everest – “Mount Everest, also known in Nepal as Sagarmāthā and in China as Chomolungma, is Earth’s highest mountain.”

5.  Aurora – “An aurora, sometimes referred to as a polar lights or northern lights, is a natural light display in the sky, predominantly seen in the high latitude regions.”

6.  Parícutin Volcano – “Parícutin is a scoria-cone volcano located in the Mexican state of Michoacán, near the city of Uruapan and about 322 kilometres west of Mexico City.”

7.  Victoria Falls – “Victoria Falls, or Mosi-oa-Tunya, is a waterfall in southern Africa on the Zambezi River at the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe.”

So there you have it. A great list of 7 incredible spots on this planet we call earth. Do you agree with this list? Have you seen any of these in person? Is there a place on earth you think deserves to be on this list of Natural Wonders?

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Save Money By Traveling During These Days and Times.

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It’s no secret that the best way to save on airfare is to have flexible travel dates. Having a departure and arrival window of a few days can make a big difference. Especially when it comes to international travel.

When exactly is it the best time travel in order to save the most? Well, there isn’t one simple answer, but luckily humans have been buying airfare for a long time which means we have access to data, and data equals insight. Below are a few tips on when and what time to fly in order to save the most amount of money.

What day of the week to travel: If you’re traveling within the U.S., historically the cheapest days to travel are Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday. Fridays and Sundays are usually the most expensive days for domestic travel. If you’re traveling outside the U.S. those days can vary depending on your destination, but mid-week flights tend to come in cheaper than weekend flights.

What time of day to travel: As you’d expect, you can save a lot of money by flying during non-peak times. Which is the same as saying, “travel when no one else wants to travel.” Historically the best deals on flights are for overnight flights (red eye), early dawn flights, and flights right around lunch time. Basically, if you’re willing to travel when others aren’t, your wallet will get rewarded.

As we mentioned there isn’t one simple answer that’ll save you money across the board when it comes to travel. But, hopefully this tips will give you a good place to start. Even if you can’t set both your departure and arrival date around the recommended days, having just one leg of your trip fall in one of these days can save you money.

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Stay at home mom becomes Aviator

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I started using the app and found some great deals, I started as a Traveler purchasing travel and then wanted to share access to these great deals and become an Aviator.

I purchased a trip for my mother and I at an incredible price, I decided that I wanted to become an Aviator and help others travel as well.

I even make enough to pay for all my travel this year. I never thought I could afford otherwise.

6 Tips For Better Business Trips

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The more you travel, the better each trip should be right? Well, it never seems to get any easier, but in a perfect world maybe.  We all know that preparing for a business trip, either within the country or abroad can prove to be a somewhat stressful activity – especially if you’re a picky traveler who has high standards! There’s no avoiding these trips though, as business trips are as necessary component for growth as having an email address. Skype can only go so far right? Some people really need a firm handshake on a deal, so you hit the road and git-er-done.  

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