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Introducing Cottesloe Beach

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If you’re ever in Perth, and you find yourself wanting to feel warm beach sand under your bare feet, consider taking a trip out to Cottesloe Beach. The sand there is white and soft, and the ocean is inviting and full of activity. If you want to simply kick back and relax, that’s perfectly fine. Just pick your spot somewhere along the kilometer-long expanse of beach. But if you also want to try your hand at some swimming, surfing or some other water activity, Cottesloe Beach can deliver excellent experiences as well. And at the end of the day, you can watch the sun set the sky ablaze with color, before it drops below the horizon.

Swimming, Surfing and Snorkeling

If you’d simply like to walk along the beach, or wade out into the shallow water, the main beach is a good place to do that. While you’re there, you might also want to give beach cricket a try. Now, if you’d like to put on a mask and snorkel, and take in the beauty of life under the water, you can head for the more northern section of the beach. That area has clear water and abundant marine life, so that any snorkeling you do will be colorful and interesting. However, if you’re more into physical activity above the water, you can head for the beach’s southern section, which is where surfers and kitesurfers like to gather. And every so often, kayaking contests are also held at Cottesloe Beach.

Art on the Beach

Cottesloe Beach is also home to the annual Sculpture by the Sea event. It’s pretty amazing to see huge art pieces and installations from dozens of international and local artists, right on the beach itself and in surrounding areas. It’s essentially an art gallery on the sand and grass, and under the sun. As long as you’re out there, you can take in and appreciate the various pieces, without having to worry about an entrance fee. The event happens in March of each year, so if this is something you find interesting, be sure to mark your calendar in advance.

Enjoy a Picnic on the Grass

There’s a lot of space on Cottesloe Beach, so feel free to spread your things out and take a break. Now, if you’re looking to get away from the sand for a while, but you’d still like to enjoy some good food on your blanket, there are grassy areas nearby where people are welcome to have picnics. There’s the Cottesloe Esplanade, where large trees help to provide cover from the sun. You might even be treated to a concert, while munching on your sandwiches or enjoying your snacks. So, relax, watch people go by, listen to the birds in the trees calling out, and enjoy your vacation.

These are just some of the many things you can do at Cottesloe Beach. There’s a reason people in Perth love to visit, and keep on coming back. Whether you’re into swimming or snorkeling, lounging around or walking past large art installations, this beach will have something to interest and fascinate you.

Enjoy Underwater Tour In These Top Destinations

underwater tour gold coastThe beautiful marine life and the spectacular underwater landscape has always fascinated people. Underwater tours are gaining popularity among travellers. You can have a unique vacation experience by taking an underwater tour.

Here are some cool underwater destinations that you might want to try out.

Great Barrier Reef

What makes Australia’s Great Barrier Reef special is the fact that it is the largest natural coral reef in the entire world. Here you can find more than 3,000 individual reef systems and home to a wide variety of marine life. You can swim, snorkel, dive and sail this iconic diving destination.

Underwater Museum of Art

This stunning tourist destination in Cancun is the worlds most famous underwater sculpture museum. Scuba dive in this incredible place and you are in for a one-of-a-kind underwater tour of the world’s largest underwater museum. The stunning art of more than 500 full-scale sculptures are the works of famous sculptor Jason de Caires.

The underwater museum is designed as an alternative tourist spot to protect the local reefs from over tourism. You can enjoy snorkeling in the underwater museum or enjoy viewing on board a glass-bottomed boat.

Atlantis at the Palm

This unique and chic hotel that offers a spectacular underwater experience is located in Dubai. In this hotel, you’ll find the Lost Chambers, a system of tunnels that features marvellous views of the most distinct collection of aquatic creatures.

In some chambers, visitors can dive, interact with the sea creatures and feed them. Inspired by the Lost City of Atlantis, guests will enjoy the feel of a lost civilization full of ruins and shipwrecks.

How To Avoid Identity Theft While On Vacation

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Going on a vacation trip is one of the best ways to de-stress. Unfortunately, while you’re on vacation, criminals are hard at work. Taking precautions before you leave home will make you feel safe and enjoy your trip. Here are simple steps that you can take to stop identity theft:

Empty Your Wallet. Dispose of all receipts or record them at home. Make sure your chequebook is placed in a safe place in your home and use your credit or debit card while travelling. You may also use a travellers’ check. Do not bring gift vouchers unless you plan to use them during your travel. Do not bring your government-managed savings or Medicare cards in your wallet.

Inform Your Credit Card Company. Make sure to advise your credit card company about your trip. It will protect you from unapproved credit card use. Informing the credit card company about where you are going can also help you avoid the hassle of suspending accounts when a customer’s credit card is used in a foreign location.

Bring an extra wallet. It would be smart to bring an extra wallet with you when you travel. Men usually put their wallet in their back jeans while women bring their wallet in their bag. You do not have to put all your pocket money in that wallet. It’s just a wallet that you do not care even if it is stolen. In the event of a robbery, you may hand it over while you have the other one safely hidden.

Do not post your photos on social media during the trip. It only allows criminals to know you are far from home. Photos you post on social media while you’re on a trip will give both the criminals and personality hoodlums the opportunity to do you no good.

Phone calls from fraudsters. In case you receive a call from an unknown person saying there’s an issue with your documents or visa and asking for your alternate card number, never give the information immediately as an identity theft may be trying to get your personal information. Tell them that you will get back to it and hang up. Make sure the call is real by confirming the call to the work area yourself. If there is a valid issue with your card, contact the company about it.

 

Things To Consider When Planning Your Adventure Trip

adventure trip ipswichIf you are aiming to travel around the world but you don’t have a big inheritance coming you need to carefully plan where you intend to go and how much your real budget is.

Planning a nine-month tour in Europe plus a month in Japan may require you to spend a lot of money. You need to have a lot of big savings or you may need to have an online business while doing your tour to keep you covered.

If you focus first on cheaper destinations, you may be able to travel to most great places and your spending may even be cheaper to what you spend at home.

Here are some questions you should ask yourself before you plan your adventure:

What countries should I travel?

If you are not made of money, consider the cost of the country you want to go to. For instance, you can stay two months in Indonesia, but if you go the Norway or Switzerland you may just have to stay there for two weeks with almost the same budget.

Czech Republic and Austria share the same border but the cost in Czech Republic is just half the price of Austria. This is the same for Guatemala and Belize, with Guatemala cheaper than Belize.

Go where your budget would really stretch so you can enjoy your days in that country while not being bounded by cost.

Should I move around too much?

If you are a conscious traveller, moving from place to place may not be practical at all. In most cases, having a bucket list is not at all wise since you are forced to go from places to places at fast pace way which will eat most of your savings.

Slow travel, on the other hand, will allow you to meet more people, make friends with them, and at the same time get to know more of your surroundings. In the end, you will be left with more great memories.