Sunday, May 21, 2017

6 Reasons to Visit Sweden for Your Next Holiday

Sweden, the country best known for Ikea, Volvo, beautiful blonde people and its Viking heritage. This Scandinavian country is best known for its jaw-dropping vistas, it’s amazing approach to the art of beer making and its historical and cultural significance in the world. For those who haven’t visited, Sweden holds an almost fairy-tale like quality. That assumption is even stronger for those who have visited.

Before booking your flights, be sure to familiarize yourself with the ETIAS legislation that will come in requiring citizens from other countries to fill out an application form before they arrive.
Sweden is an idyllic place, and well worthy of anyone’s holidaying time. Still not convinced? Well, let these ‘6 reasons to visit Sweden’ compound our point, and bite you with the Scandinavian traveling bug.
 

The Winters

Due to its northern location, Sweden receives some of the most beautiful snowfall to trim the landscapes with. It’s arguably due to the intense coldness that the people have such character and welcome tourists with open arms. If you’re into winter sports, there’s no better destination than Sweden to get your fix. Why not hire a jet ski and travel around the frozen lakes in a novel way? Then wash it down with a great Swedish jug of beer to truly do the destination proud.


Music Festivals

There are some brilliant music festivals in Sweden. One of the best is Way out West, in Gothenburg. This is held in Slottsskogen Park and is one of the biggest in Europe. Drawing some of the best acts from across the world, this is the best way to fuse the freedom loving spirit of a festival with the open and gorgeous climate of the Swedish landscape.

The Nature

Sweden is one of the more idyllic countries, with wide-ranging mountains, trees, lakes and wildlife. The cities and natural national parks are closely interlinked, so you’re never too far away from one to visit the other. This will be an awesome opportunity to reconnect with nature and explore your inner free Viking spirit.


The Northern Lights

The northern lights are the most observable and beautiful in Sweden. If you’ve only seen them in pictures or video, that doesn’t do it justice. Sitting and basking in cosmic awe as you rest in a beautiful natural environment is almost too amazing to fully absorb. You’ll be sure to remember the experience for the rest of your life.
 

Wildlife

Sweden has a beautiful array of varied wildlife, and the untouched natural landscapes only add to that. In fact, you can easily find wild reindeer in Sweden, which is sure to capture the imagination of your children if you take them.
 

Stockholm

Stockholm is the capital of Sweden and is rife with lakes, canals, islands and rich cultural diversity. It has historical architecture, huge and varied entertainment possibilities, and some of the best food in Scandinavia.


If you’ve never visited Scandinavia, Sweden is an excellent place to start. You’re sure to take more photo’s here than any other tourist destination thanks to the undoubtedly beautiful landscape and amazing, down-to-earth people.


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Vital Things You Must Remember if You are Travelling to the USA

The United State of America is a massively popular travel destination. A huge place with 50 states, you could visit Hawaii with is tropical climate, or check out the snow in Utah in the winter. But there are some constants that no matter where you decide to travel to in the USA that you need to remember. Read on to discover what they are and make sure that your trip is as enjoyable and as stress-free as possible.
 

Documents

The first thing that you need to realise is that American passport control is a lot stricter than other places in the world. This is partly due to safety concerns and partly due to immigration issues. That means that extra checks are often carried out when you arrive in the country.  So expect to wait for a reasonably long time before you get through passport control if you are an international traveller.

At passport control, they will check your documents, and make sure that you have a VISA or an ESTA. This is a document that acts as VISA waiver for travel in America for 90 days or less. You will only be eligible for an ESTA if your home country is in the scheme. You can find out more about this on sites like official-esta.com.

Expect to have your fingerprints taken when you enter the country as well. Have ever seen those border control TV shows? Then you'll know that anyone with a criminal record will be interviewed before being allowed access.
 

Sales Tax

Money is always an important issue when you are travelling. It's a good idea to have a budget and try to work to that as much as possible. So you don't run out of money by the end of the trip. This will allow you to get the most out of the whole time that you are there.

While many things such as clothes and electronics are known for being cheaper in America than in other places, you do need to also factor in sales tax. Sales tax is an amount that is added to your purchase at the till. This can make it tricky to predict exactly how much everything will cost.

The problem is that the tax differs from state to state, as do the price of similar items, so it can all get a bit confusing!


Driving and distance

Something else that you need to be aware of when travelling in the USA is the driving. They drive on the left-hand side of the road, so if you are coming from countries like England, this can be something that you need to get used to.

It's also worth mentioning that a small distance to drive in the US is not what most others countries consider the same. As the US is such a physically large country, events that are regarded as local in some states may take a 2-3 hour car journey one way. It's always worth tapping them into your sat nav, so you know what you are letting yourself in for.


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