Most Beautiful Places in Tunisia

When you think of Tunisia you don’t often think of it being the most beautiful country, but has some truly beautiful towns and beaches. Most tourist that come to this country are not open to explore the rest of the country, with that in mind if you do venture out of your hotel you will not be disappointed with what you find.

Gulf of Hammamet

Hammamet known as the tourist capital, but is home to some of the best beaches in the country. Without a doubt the most beautiful beach out of all of them is the stretch of golden sand between Hammamet and Nabeul. Although a lot of this city is built for tourists, such as hotels, shopping malls, waters parks etc, somehow it has still managed to keep its charm and still remains clean and pretty with a white washed buildings and shopping flowing neatly through the streets.



Around Tunisia there are many beaches each just as beautiful and unique as the others, each with golden powdery sand, warm blue waters. Some are highly popular with tourists and some that are barley untouched by civilisation. Some are very popular with families because of the shallow water and a number of water sports that are available for rental at most beaches around Tunisia.

El Haouaria Beach

El Haouaria Beach

Unspoilt by the masses of tourists that visit this amazing country each year, each beach here is totally family friendly with barley any water sports making it a getaway for those who want to get away from other tourists. The only thing surrounding this group of small quiet beaches are small quiet towns.
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Five Last-Minute Vacation Ideas to Make the Most of Summer’s Last Days

We all love a good getaway in the summer months, but sometimes the end of everyone’s favorite season can sneak up on us without so much as a warning. One minute, the kids are saying their goodbyes to teachers and friends, and the next minute you’re shopping for back-to-school clothes, wondering where the time went.

If the dwindling days of summer are making you wonder why you didn’t plan a vacation when you had the chance, the good news is that there’s still time! While an elaborate trip across the country might not be in the cards, you can still plan a fabulous, local trip to a destination your family will be talking about for years to come.

Below are five ideas for planning a last-minute trip out of town that will prove memorable for you and your family:

Washington, DC

If your family likes a dose of history and politics on their time off, a long weekend in Washington, DC is just the ticket. Located just south of the Mason-Dixon line, our nation’s capital is a just a short road-trip away for most people on the East coast. This city provides a wonderful opportunity for teaching your children about the history and political processes of the U.S., all while enjoying a host of free museums and fine dining experiences. Along with hotspots like the Air and Space Museum, the National Zoo, and the ever-popular Spy Museum, consider checking out Old Town Alexandria and Mount Vernon, both just a short Metro ride into Northern Virginia. You won’t be disappointed!

Charleston, South Carolina

If you’re looking for a laid-back trip to an up-and-coming Southern city, consider checking out Charleston, South Carolina. The city is currently experiencing a burgeoning of its food and bar scene, so there are plenty of great restaurants to check out. In addition to eating and drinking to your heart’s content, take the family on a trip to Boone Hall Plantation, one of the oldest working plantations in the U.S. If you’re in a beach-y mood, Charleston is just a stone’s throw away from some of the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast. All in all, Charleston has a lot to offer for a short family trip.


If camping is more your family’s speed, think about taking a quick trip to Yosemite. This national park offers a host of natural wonders for you and your kids to enjoy. Hiking, biking, and exploring are all on the agenda during the summer months. The rivers and waterfalls are something to marvel at, and if you’re lucky you’ll also be able to enjoy the wildflowers while they’re in bloom. Just remember that while the park is open throughout the season, campgrounds can fill up quickly, so be sure to get to the grounds you’re interested in early to secure a spot.
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Travel Health 101

The world is a big place. Most have the desire to see as much of it as they can. And why not? But, before you travel, know the best ways to stay safe.

Traveling, whether inside your own country or out, is an adventure like no other. You will see wondrous sites, experience new cultures and make memories. But, traveling can have a dark side if you are not careful.

traveling abroad

Before You Go

If you are traveling abroad, learn all that you can about the country you are about to visit. What do you need to know?

  • Customs
  • Laws
  • Health dangers and water safety
  • Needed immunizations

The United States government posts travel advisories for countries that may prove dangerous for their citizens. Check this out before making any travel plans in case your country of choice is on a “do not travel” list.

You can also find out about health concerns in other countries. Once you know about health dangers, discover if there is a schedule of immunizations. To protect yourself and your traveling party, begin the immunization process as soon as possible.

Arrange an appointment with your doctor. Besides immunizations, have a complete physical exam done and refill all prescriptions.

It is always wise to purchase travel insurance. These policies help you pay for medical needs when overseas. Also, it will reimburse you for lost belongings up to a certain dollar amount. One can never predict what will occur on any trip, so be prepared.
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Jazz in Prague

Jazz has been prevalent in Prague since the 1920s, but it was after World War II that jazz really became a part of the city’s culture. Today there are jazz festivals all over the Czech Republic, and tourists come from all over to check out Prague’s bustling live music scene.

Old Town

Prague’s Old Town is home to most of the city’s jazz clubs and definitely the place to be if you are looking to attend more than one venue in a night.

Agharta is a cellar club located just off Old Town Square. With live music from 9pm and a 250CZK entry fee, it is popular with both locals and tourists. Agharta also explores other music genres from blues to swing. The bar prices are cheap and like many of the city’s venues has a waiter service. It is a small venue, so I would get there early (open from 7pm) to ensure you get a seat.

Bily Konicek is a restaurant in a 12th Century cellar in Old Town Square. It serves traditional Czech grub but also has a vast international menu. From 9pm, live jazz bands take centre stage, playing right through until 12am. Be warned – if you are on a budget, this is not the place for you, but is perfect for a special or romantic occasion.

bily konicek

In keeping with the cellar theme, U Stare Pani is one of the best jazz clubs in Prague. The place just oozes with ambiance even before you’ve entered the club; to get to the cellar, you have to go through the reception of the U Stare Pani hotel and down a candle-lit stairwell. Open from 7pm until 2am with live music from 9pm and entrance fees ranging from 200-250CZK.
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Travel Apps Can Be Your Best Travel Partner

People make travel plans everyday, booking their flight, their accommodation and tours they are looking forward to experiencing. Packing can be exciting as their mind is scrambling with thoughts of places they will visit and foods that will amaze their taste buds, but their best travel partner is certainly their smartphone. When you travel with a smartphone you have international service and this can make your vacation adventure so much better. When it comes to travel apps, Apple and Android phones offer them and the best part is most of them are free.

travel app

Let’s take a look at some of the most popular travel apps to give you an idea of the options you have available to you. Your trip begins with your flight, so if you have a complaint to report, some event that took place at the airport, then you will want to have the FlyRights app. The dept of Homeland Security and TSA review the complaints as they are reported in real time. Twitter, which you most likely already have, can be used to touch base with your hotel prior to your trip and you will have a connection to your airline if you find yourself stranded. You never know when a flight will be canceled so this is a good app to have.

If making your friends jealous of your vacation adventure through pics is your goal, then the Instagram app for photo sharing is just the ticket. You will be able to transform your travel pics from boring to beautiful so viewers get the full effect. Just about everyone has be involved in some kind of bad experience while on vacation and it is true the most successful vacations have been confirmed in advance and that is what TripIT can do for you. This app is all about being organized as it allows you to forward all your emails of confirmation to your account giving you peace of mind that your travel details are set and you have validation with you.

Depending on how far you will travel from home, you can encounter a different form of currency at your destination. This is where the XE Currency app will be with you to convert those foreign numbers to those that you can understand. This way you will know if that souvenir you want to take home is a good price or not. Knowing what the vendor is actually saying about that souvenir is where Google Translate comes into play. Then you can take a stab at the native language, which the locals would prefer anyway. It can make for good fun and be educational at the same time. A different type of translation app is the Vocre. This app translates what you say into the mic from the language you set it for, to the language you set it for. Your choices here are French, Chinese, English, Italian, German, Japanese and Spanish.
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