Food is one of the reasons why people travel. In fact, some people have quit their jobs to spend time on the road traveling to new places and enjoying the different cultures and dishes with local communities.
For a long time, traveling was put on hold because of the pandemic. Even as of this moment not all countries permit international traveling.
Therefore, it is advisable to say that before planning to travel, ensure you have taken all the necessary traveling safety precautions and this will include insurance.
Affordable travel insurance will set you up for a good vacation.
I find traveling so important in life that everybody should at one point pack up for an exploration adventure. Travelling broadens your mind and overall, boosts your cognitive health.
However, the benefits of traveling are not up for discussion, today, we’ll do the fun stuff. Food! Let’s have a look at some places for a foodie vacation;
You should not be surprised when you hear that one of the top reasons people traveling to Italy is for the delicious Italian food.
Italian dishes are so popular even outside Italy. This explains the thousands of Italian restaurants all across the globe.
These are some iconic foods to eat in Italy;
- Ragu Alla Bolognese
Even before looking up this article, I’m sure you had your guess that India must be on the list. That is absolutely right!
It can never be a foodie vacation without traveling to India. When I think of India, spicy and flavorful food comes to mind.
When it comes to the different types of food, India has a variety to offer. Whether is a vegan or carnivore diet, India is the right place.
Some of the most popular food to eat in India are;
- Buttered chicken
- Chicken curry
- Pav bhaji
Greece is famous for its rich history, beautiful architecture, and of course the Greek cuisine that can be traced back to ancient Greece.
In fact, a majority of Greek food has been influenced by culture and traditions. Each plate is served with some bit of a story behind it, that is why we all love them!
Upon your visit to Greece, you may want to try the listed Greek specials;
- Cheese pie
Apart from French being considered as the language of love, France has even more love to offer in its local foods.
There is something so unique that makes French cuisine so unique and delicious.
Fun fact! France is one of the countries with the best desserts in the world.
If you’re not careful, you may end up eating desserts as your appetizer, main course, and your last course during your stay in France.
Here are some food you must try in France;
- Crème Brûlée
- Onion soup
Punta Cana is located on the eastern tip of the island where there are 63 km of some of the best beaches in the world and is a tropical paradise where tourists from all over the world flock to sunbathe on white sandy beaches with clear turquoise water and hot tropical weather. Its beautiful beachfront resort, tropical atmosphere and plenty of activities make it a magnet for visitors. Punta Cana has all that the perfect tropical vacation has to offer.
Here are some activities you can do:
As a tropical paradise, the island’s best draws are its clear shallow beaches and the opportunity for endless cruises that usually top the list of things to do in Punta Cana for most visitors and that is exactly what Snorkel in Punta Cana is all about. With this cruise, you will experience the best of the shallow coastline and marine life at sea. You are picked up from your hotel in an air-conditioned bus and taken to the cruise ship pick-up pier where you board the catamaran cruise. The ascending process is quite simple and the ship has a special transparent floor between its hull which gives you a very clear view of the sea and the marine life below.
On board, you’ll get plenty of soft drinks, food and bottled water to keep your tropical appetite satisfied, and the crew will make sure you’re well served. Snorkeling is the first activity just off the beach where you are assisted by a guide to experience the best of the clear shallow water, fish, stingrays, sharks and coral reefs. Ocean adventures are perfect for relaxing in the water with as many drinks as you like and all the food you can eat. Tours can take anywhere between 4-8 hours, and you can spend as much time as you like. You can relax and laze in the shallow waters or snorkel with a guide and explore the coral reefs and marine life and learn all about them and their ecosystem.
Swimming with Dolphin
In 2020 Ocean Adventures joins The Dolphin Company, one of the biggest parks operators in the world. With their now sister park Dolphin Discovery Punta Cana, you can enjoy the activities of Ocean Adventures and a Swim with dolphins in Punta Cana the same day.
Imagine if you could enjoy a beachside spa guide, it would be an amazing experience and hard for you to forget! Spa in Punta Cana will facilitate all your relaxing spa needs.
Dr. Fish Ocean Spa, the only spot in the world where guests navigate the Caribbean coast while receiving spa treatments. Also, there are yoga sessions; just imagine yourself receiving spa treatment and making yoga in a boat in the Caribbean Ocean. It’s something that any of your relatives have ever done.… Read More...
There’s a common misconception that people who play video games are dull and waste their time on their mobile devices. This is untrue because there are many benefits and positive effects to video gaming that can even influence interpersonal relationships, social skills, good moral virtues, brain development, and memory.
Here are four cognitive benefits of playing video games.
1. It improves your problem-solving and critical-thinking abilities
Critical thinking is a likable skill that enables an individual to make use of observable signs and evaluate proven sources to make good judgments. By playing video games and crossing various game stages, you’re indirectly thinking of creative ways to effectively and efficiently solve a problem and improve your approach to specific game challenges. The real-life application of this is persistence and patience. That is when faced with a problem; you wouldn’t give up as quickly as other people.
2. It improves your hand-eye coordination and gross motor skills
Hand-eye coordination entails using your hands and eyes simultaneously, uniting visual perception and motor skills. Gross motor skills are skills that are involved in the coordination of major muscular body parts such as the arms, legs and include running, jumping, and swimming. Concerning video games, hand-eye coordination involves using a pad and screen simultaneously, while gross motor skills are the constant movement of the hands. Compared to non-gamers, people who frequently participate in video games have better developed hand-eye coordination as you have to be alert, make moves quickly and effectively. Gross motor skills are also formed due to constant use of hands and speedy reflexes.
3. It increases memory capacity
Games require you to be alert, make moves effectively, and meet random goals leading to an increase in the memory capacity of an individual. This would be relevant in real-life situations where you have to process information and produce results very quickly. It helps gamers work well under pressure, multitask and solve problems quickly. The increased working memory capacity can be beneficial in patients suffering from reduced cognitive abilities, e.g., Dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease.
4. It improves focus
The brain is conditioned to ignore distractions while playing a video game to promote alertness and concentration solely on the task you have to solve. As your interest grows in the game, your attention span as well as focus also increases. This is why video gamers hardly engage in serious conversations with other people and do not give in to distractions while gaming to stay concentrated and productive. For people with hyperactivity and can’t concentrate on one thing simultaneously, playing video games can increase concentration for more extended periods.
In summary, the human brain can adjust to change and develop better with practice. Video games are one way to improve coordination, muscle motor skills, focus, attention span, intellectual, and cognitive abilities.… Read More...
Sustainable tourism is described as economically viable while not depleting the resources on which tourism’s future depends, mainly the surroundings and the fabric of hosting society.
Till the end of the last decade, tourism was regarded as a lucrative industry with few entry barriers, a nearly universal welcoming from authorities, and, for the most part, few efficient policy standards to consider the environment.
However, the tourism industry has ushered in a period in which public and private sector leaders and many local people were enthralled by the prospect of making fast money from exploiting what were once thought to be freely accessible resources.
Considering all this, enforcing ESG standards for sustainability in the tourism industry is crucial. Let’s understand why.
Sustainability and Tourism
When we talk about ESG, it is more about sustainability encompassing many topics, including ecological system security, environmental sustainability, resource quality, the valuation of ecological assets, and the identification of limitations imposed by the complexities of environmental variables.
- Sustainability makes the best possible use of natural resources, which are a critical component of tourism aspects, preserving important ecological processes and contributing to the preservation of natural biodiversity and ecology.
- Sustainability leads to intercultural tolerance and understanding by respecting the socio-cultural authenticity of host societies, preserving developed, living cultural heritage and traditional values.
- Sustainable offers enhanced economic viability by ensuring equitable socio-economic benefits to the community, such as secure jobs and income-earning prospects, welfare care to host populations, and reducing poverty.
Sustainability also necessitates consideration of externalized costs, the environment, and their effect on the tourist industry. The consideration of axioms that characterize sustainability serves as the foundation for evaluating the types of externalities. It’s about taking into account a variety of long-term factors that will influence tourism economic growth.
Can Tech Help?
Tourism influences the climate, economy, and society. Sustainable tourism focuses on enhancing positive impacts while minimizing negative ones. And as a global community, we can achieve it with technology offering different standards of ESG applications to help industry leaders apply sustainability rules smoothly.
Incorporating digital technology into the tourism sector (which involves all companies that directly offer products or services to promote business, pleasure, or hobbies far from the domestic surroundings) leads to profound changes in how the world engages in business, interacts, and evolves on a global scale.
Tourism providers will take advantage of many new opportunities brought on by digitization. Around the same time, competitiveness is heating up, and businesses must keep up with digital technology to stay competitive. Aside from this, ESG standards are essential to abide by. Let’s see how.
It is important to understand that promoting sustainable travel is not only a public responsibility, and governments should strictly impose green rules.
Although tourism has been universally praised for its benefits, there is an increasing awareness to view tourism in its natural context.
To recognize that tourism and the climate are inextricably linked and to strengthen the meaningful connection between tourism, the environment, and poverty alleviation, it is necessary … Read More...
There are so many things to do on Oahu for visitors and residents alike. If you’re the adventurous type you can challenge yourself to explore Honolulu by sea, by land or by air.
Regardless which you prefer, you will definitely find enough to do and explore during your visit.
The Hawaiian islands are mostly known for their natural beauty and there’s plenty to do. The best way to take advantage of everything that Oahu offers is to plan a bit ahead and leave some room for spontaneous activities too. The first thing to consider is the length of your stay. Be realistic about how much you can pack into your stay. Remember that the island is a great place to go slowly and relax, so if you have visions of frantically ticking off a to-do list, you may be missing the point of visiting.
Alright, so let’s get into some of the top spots to visit during your vacation.
Diamond Head State Monument
If you’re an avid hiker you don’t want to miss the Diamond Head State Monument. Something to keep in mind is this is one of the most popular attractions on Oahu so it will be a bit crowded. Your best bet is to get their earlier in the day so you’re not fighting the crowds on the trail. Another advantage of getting there early is that you won’t be there when the sun is at its hottest.
You may also want to take these tips into account. Make sure that you take plenty of water with you. There are no water fountains at the park and it can get very hot. There are not a lot of shady spots along the trail and if you are going when the sun is at its highest you will definitely need your own water to stay hydrated. Definitely put on sunscreen and wear a hat.
For history buffs there’s plenty to see in Honolulu as well. The famous site of the Pearl Harbor attack is a well preserved homage to all who served and perished on that day.
The monument poignantly exhibits the amount of devastation brought to the island on that fateful day in December. You can take a somber walk out to the monument and look over the railing where the USS Arizona still lays.
Tickets are free but are limited to 1300 a day. You can either plan to get there early to grab one or reserve one in advance online. If you prefer to be guided through the experience there are audio tours available as well as in person tours.
The famed Waikiki beach is a must when you visit. This iconic beach has attracted surfers and beach lovers over many years, even attracting Hawaiian royalty in centuries past. What makes this beach a favorite for visitors? Well, for starters, the soft sand and beautiful waves lapping the shore make this beach a perfect place to frolic, surf and relax. In addition … Read More...