Choose the best travel credit card for your holidays

Take a break, experience exciting adventures, discover new lands, we do it as long as many of us carry dreams.

But reality inevitably catches up with us in the end. And the truth is that money will make these dreams come true.

So how do we finance our projects and manage our money on site? What is the best travel credit card to take with you on our holidays?

Travel never gets rid of money.

When you go on a trip, we must consider a variety of parameters. In particular those concerning the banking system of your destination and the methods of payment on site.

So how do you get money when you are in an entirely new country? Several solutions are available to you:

  • Bring local currencies that you have previously obtained from your bank or exchange office in your home country.
  • Make the exchange at a local bank.
  • Use ATMs with the best travel credit card.

How to choose the best travel credit card?

Begin by thoroughly investigating about the best travel credit card on the Internet or in an agency. Take the time to learn about different essential elements of your choice:

  • What is the cost of the travel credit card?
  • What are the associated costs?
  • What will be the exchange rate?
  • What is the insurance associated with this card?
  • What are the replacement conditions in case of loss or theft?

Once you have all these questions answered, take the time to compare offers before making your decision. Finally, the last element we must take into account: what type of credit card will we receive? Be aware that, depending on the country, brands are more or less present.

Some tips and advice to find the best travel credit card

 

  • Find a bank that offers the best rate
  • Also look for a solution outside your borders
  • Online portfolios and credit services

 

Some additional tips

How to use your credit card wisely?

If you stay in a foreign country for a long time, the monthly costs of your credit card can quickly add up! Fortunately, we can remediate this. To do this, use your credit card wisely and limit your transactions. Since banks associate fees with transactions, by restricting them, you will also limit fees.

 

Share your trip with your bank

Notify your bank of your departure. Do not wait until you have left before doing so, but on the contrary: proceed with this step as soon as possible. Moreover, it is one of the most critical steps we don’t want to miss. Also, this gesture will give you time to solve any problems related to your travel abroad.

 

Prevention is better than cure!

Since you can never be too careful, don’t hesitate to bring more than one international credit card. This way, you will avoid many problems, especially if you lose your credit card.

Road Trip in Iceland, Our Winter Guide!

Iceland. There are certain destinations where you only go once, others where you will return tirelessly – you know it at first sight.

The itinerary was overall: to go around the island, going out as often as possible of the circular road to explore the crossing paths (our credo;)).

But this time is in February, and it changes a lot of things. It’s a bit like another journey, another world, a white, mysterious, silent, a little more dangerous planet. We’re gonna have to tame the road. Not so simple in the middle of winter…

WINTER TRAVEL IN ICELAND

Advantages / disadvantages of a winter trip

amazing landscapesChoosing winter to visit Iceland is a very good idea! There is less tourism, the prices are lower than in summer, and of course you have the Northern Lights!

The days are shorter… but not that much: on February 15th, it’s 9:30 am to 6 pm! You can check the day here, depending on the month. On this point, I think it’s best to avoid December and January (unless your priority is the Northern Lights that require the night!).

Some small disadvantages: some places are inaccessible in winter, such as all the Highlands (the very wild center of the island), some roads are closed, not all hotels are open, some hikes inaccessible. Off-season Iceland, you know.

But what a joy to dive into a hot spring surrounded by snow-covered mountains, to visit an ice cave and to ride in all this mysterious white! The winter atmosphere is sublime. The colors are sublime. We also found the glaciers even more beautiful in winter! It’s transparent blue; it’s thick white, it’s also a very special polar light, subtle, soft, all in shades, from pink to blue… It’s a light that nourishes your thirst for adventure, that deeply marks the eyes, the spirit!

Organize a road trip in Iceland

The first time, we left alone without preparing anything (road trip of 1 month in summer). This time we tested Guide to Iceland to rent the car, book hotels and activities.

The advantage is that it costs you nothing, and you have someone to take care of your itinerary and reservations. It is a local platform specialized in Iceland, super complete, designed and managed by Icelanders. For those who like to be taken care of and have a local contact, it’s cool. They have an agency on LA main street in Reykjavík (Laugavegur 12a), so you can easily come and see them.

And I want to tell you something crazy: if you like this article and you want to make the same trip as us, send an email to Emilie (emilie@guidetoiceland.is, she speaks French:)) and ask her “the road trip of Carnets de traverse”! So you have nothing to do, and we can guarantee you a great trip (10 days), without tiring you to organize (and I repeat, it’s free!)! You can also ask for it as a basis to modify it as you wish…

Driving in Iceland in winter

spas and pools everywhereWe reassure you right away: driving in the middle of winter in Iceland is feasible.

The cars and tires you rent in Iceland are all adapted to ice. Over ten days of driving, I hardly felt the car slip or skate on the frozen roads, it was almost surprising (except once, and it scared me a little I must admit, but the conditions were hard, and we had looked for it a little).

You obviously have to be even more careful and drive even slower than in summer! In a blizzard, snow drifts on the side of the road (snowdrifts formed by the wind) can be dangerous because they surprise you when visibility is reduced!

How to dress? What equipment is needed?

Iceland in February it’s cold, let’s not lie to each other.

However, the temperatures are not horrible in itself: between -10°C and 5°C displayed at the thermometer in February, which is not so terrible considering the latitude!

No, your real enemy is WIND. With wind, a “nice” temperature of -5°C becomes rather -10°C or -15°C felt…! So you have to plan the clothes accordingly:)

The best thing is to lay layers of clothes on top of each other, that’s THE Nordiques’ anti-cold technique – and they know their subject well! It is also more practical because when you go in the sun and out of the wind, you can remove a layer easily.

Reasons not to travel with a drone!

I travel a lot, and I have been a big fan of photos and videos for many years.

The drone has been in my eye for a long time, but I finally gave up taking one with me on my trips. It is not a matter of budget or technology, but for many other reasons. In this article, I tell you why I do not travel with a drone.

1. A drone takes up space and weighs!

drone photography in asia

If you already do photo and video with me, you know that your backpack quickly fills up with devices and accessories of all kinds!

So is there room for a drone in this whole mess?

With a minimum of organization and a bag a little bigger, I think I could fit a small drone like the DJI Mavic. It will also need to consider keeping a little room for batteries and remote control. With all its accessories, count between 1 and 1.3 kilos to add a drone to your bag. And again, it was because we chose the DJI Mavic. The drones of competitors are bigger and heavier, as are the older versions of DJI and its Phantom. So we have to compromise because we can not wear everything.

2. The legal aspect can be a pain!

In Europe, legislation on drones is beginning to be structured, and many rules are being put in place.

quadricopter shot over a beach in australiaMany countries have followed this route of laws and are sometimes much more severe than in Europe. For example, in Belgium a permit is required, even for a leisure flight, in Germany it is necessary to have an accurate insurance according to the region and Morocco, or Brazil confiscates the drones when entering the territory. Of course, we need to check his information because we are not specialists.

You will understand, you will not be able to do anything, anywhere with a drone. You even risk a confiscation at the border.

3. The drone shots do not represent what I see in real life!

I have to admit that drones make great shots. I recognize it without a problem, and I will even tell you more, I am sometimes jealous of the shootings made by some other bloggers travelers I greet in passing. Nevertheless, it disturbs me because ultimately the views taken by my drone will have been seen only by my drone itself and not by me.

4. The safety of drone flights!

I did some drone flights with a friend, and I think it takes a minimum of training to master the craft perfectly. It is essential when traveling because we often go to places.

A mini drone might be a better option for you on the long term if you travel a lot. Click here to find more!

Want To Party In Perth? Here Are The 4 Best Nightclubs

Perth is often forgotten when it comes to the night life scene, people’s minds often jump to the Vegas of Australia the Gold Coast or the more world famous Sydney believing they need to go to the east coast to party, oh how wrong they are!

The Bad Bunny girls have been partying it up in Perth for over five years, and we are here to let you in on the five best nightclubs in Perth. Get ready guys we are taking you on a one stop club crawl across our city.

Jackrabbits slims

people party hard in perth wa
Youth party hard in perth

One of Perth more recent clubs, Jackrabbit Slims (or jacki slabs as its known by the locals) opened its doors in 2015 and has quickly become one of Perth’s number one party destinations. This 450-capacity live music venue/nightclub is based on the cult film Pulp Fiction, boasting colourful artwork throughout the venue, with milkshakes on the menu all night. Since its arrival the Slabs has delivered a variety of different performances, you will often find a big producer blasting DnB one night then the next a garage band doing their thing. This diversity in music along with party vibes all night has made Jackie Slabs a favourite amongst locals and tourist visiting the city.

Ambar Nightclub

For over 12 years Perth most oldest underground nightclub Ambar has delivered to all the late night party goers. Voted best nightclub in Perth every year since 2003 the Ambar famous ally way has become a place for all to go and mingle in the early hours of the morning. With its doors not opening until 12 at night, Ambar isn’t a place to rock them heels girls. Instead, this underground beat factor will leave you sweaty and raise your arms in triumphant as you leave the club as the sun. For all those visiting Perth and looking for the real nitty and gritty experience of the city then Ambar is the place.

Metro City

metro city

Perth’s biggest venue by far is Metro City, boasting over seven different bars, three levels and balcony overlooking the city, you can’t go wrong if you’re in the city and are looking to boogie. Metros totally serve its purpose since its doors opened eight years ago, having some of the biggest gigs and after parties for the city, including Asap Rocky and Hot Dub Time Machine in 2016 alone. Located in Northbridge, Young metros as called by the locals has fortnightly hip hop events, bringing the best rap and RnB music to your ears. If you’re in the city and have a passion for the rap genre, then metros are probably the place you should be. Find more here www.metroconcertclub.com

Connections

For over 40 years connection nightclubs have been delivering the ultimate house experience to the gay and lesbian community…..yep since 1975!
This is a gay and lesbian nightclub, with the venue offering open arms to anyone who brings a good attitude and just wants to have fun. With one of the loudest audio systems in the city with a function – one unit (for all you non-DJ nerds out there that just means loud noises) and a love for house and music that just makes you feel good, Connections is always filled with people Friday to Sunday who want to catch that summer vibe, even during the coldest of winters.

Melbourne Victoria Australia, the Best City in the World ?

Melbourne located in the state of Victoria has been elected the best liveable city in the world for over 4 years in a row now. Let’s find out what makes this city unique in Australia and in the world !

In the heart of Melbourne. St Paul’s Cathedral in Gothic-Renaissance style, City Square, the National Museum of Victoria, showing the history of the country including the first airplane and first automobile and the State Library, equipped with an octagonal dome and with more than one million copies is.

Highly recommended ace rear to Chinatown, with markets, Asian restaurants, a Chinese Museum and a very unique atmosphere, is the place to the Chinese community since 1850.

museum in the cbd
The museum in the cbd

Between the buildings and the city’s skyscrapers highlight Shot Tower, the Rialto, the former Cathedral of San Jaime and Rippon Lea, a Victorian mansion that includes the Gand Fernery, a lake with Islands, bridges and waterfalls.

Nearby, Old Melbourne Gaol, prison and today Museum describing the history of the prisoners in the 19th century. Farther north the Carlton Gardens, the site of the Expo in the year 1888 and returned to the South, the House of Parliament of the year 1856 the Legislative Chamber hosts.

The Yarra River is an ideal place to relax in the city since it has pedestrian walkways and bicycle circuits. On the other side, you will find the Victorian Arts Centre, without a doubt, the epicentre of the city’s culture.

Here is located the Melbourne Concert Hall, where are the best artists of the time, and home to the Symphony Orchestra; the State Theatre; Studio George; the Westpac Gallery; The Playhouse for the Performing Arts; and the National Gallery

national gallery of victoriaOne of the first buildings of the complex with beautiful collections of Aboriginal art, photography and art of the 19th century. The Performing Arts Museum is located in the basement of the Concert Hall.
Between the parks of the city stands the Royal Botanical Gardens, one of the most beautiful in Australia, with the best of the flora, arranged between lakes and landscapes of a dream, the Fitzroy gardens that stand out for hosting the Cook hut, transported from England; King Domain, a beautiful green area that welcomes monuments as a Shrine of Remembrance in memory of the first war the House of the Governor Trobe; the Observatory, in which 56 floors can be seen throughout the city and the national herbalist, without forgetting the centre of contemporary art.

For those who like sports, you should head over to the Melbourne Cricket Ground.

A cricket ground largest in the world and headquarters of the encounters of this sport and the Australian rugby or the Racecourse of Melbourne, to enjoy horse racing.

Hope this quick article gave you a good overview of Melbourne !

San Diego CA Has So Much To Offer

Decided to go underground or on the beach for your next vacation?

Head to San Diego, California, where the best of both worlds blends perfectly. This metropolitan city ocean side offers up a lot to do, and lots of places to stay when visiting.
Rental units and condos are abundant and provide you with everything you need in the way of accommodations.

Easy to Find Accommodations

All vacation rentals in San Diego come fully furnished with full kitchen and a laundry service. Add to that the privacy and the added space; you will have more a hotel room and the idea of ??renting a house becomes even more attractive. Equipment to choose from are also plentiful, with gourmet kitchens and designer decor, hot tubs and wi-fi, parking and maid service for any consideration. Management professionals rental properties who advertise on this site is trustworthy and competent, and can guide you through these choices with ease.

Choose from near the banks of the beautiful Pacific Ocean in the heart of San Diego; you really can not go wrong in this spectacular place.

Amazing Beaches

the rugged south CA coastline
The rugged south CA coastline

San Diego beaches run the gamut of the style of kid friendly of drama somewhere in between; there is one (or few) that are just right for you and your travel partner for a very good time. La Jolla Cove, children’s pool, Mission Beach, La Jolla Ocean Beach, Windandsea Beach and Pacific Beach have their unique calling cards. Seals are sunbathing on the beach for children, while the reefs of La Jolla Cove make for great snorkelling and scuba diving.

Mission Beach has an old-time East Coast feel, with a romantic walk and wooden roller coaster. Windandsea Beach is one to be taken with caution, not for swimming for children or novice surfers. For outdoor activities, head to Ocean Beach for some surfing and beach volleyball easier. Water sports are endless from windsurfing to parasailing for a day in a fishing boat. Jet skiing, scuba diving, snorkelling or kayaking your way through San Diego. Stay on dry land and play tennis, golf or enjoy a day at the spa. Discover one of the casinos if you feel lucky (or just have too much cash in your pocket).

Not Far From Mexico

You are minutes from Tijuana, Mexico, and a few hours drive (depending on the time of day) from Los Angeles, so you may want to take a tour of a day or two. Be sure to check with your rental management company to travel to Mexico before making plans, though. San Diego culture and Electrical is recognised worldwide. The San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Man and the Museum of Photographic Arts are all located in Balboa Park and worth a visit. Bundle up and head to Symphony Towers for a concert by the San Diego Symphony Orchestra.

The Old Globe Theatre is a world-renowned. Causality and go to visit Sea World, Wild Animal Park and Legoland Very cool. Catch a Padre or game Chargers. Get your nerd on at Comic-Con, an annual comic book convention that attracts the best names of movie stars and many fans interesting.

water is really warm that far down south

You will never be short of something to do in San Diego. Find a great San Diego vacation home or condo, and start enjoying this gem of a metropolitan city by the sea