In this space on Travel Resources, you will find travel guides and tips to help you make your travel planning easier. This page will evolve as I endeavour to equip this space with information on immigration requirements, vaccinations which you may need to take when you visit a specific country together with customs and culture in a country that you need to be aware of, right up to tips on saving money when travelling and ideas on city tours where these are good value for money.
Etiquette, Customs & Culture of a Country
As adventurers, it is important that we take into consideration the culture of a country we are visiting. What is acceptable in one culture may not be in another and it is important not to cause offence. Moreover, the language of a country may differ from region to region and a country may have more than one as its official language, such as in Canada, and Switzerland. Therefore, it is necessary to be aware of differences.
One of these cultural etiquette which you may wish to know about is the difference between Shintoism and Buddhism. This is especially so if you are planning on visiting Japan and/or China. For a comprehensive look at the etiquette which you may need to observe when visiting a shinto shrine or a Buddhist temple in Japan, please read my blog on 5 Etiquette to observe at a Shinto shrine in Japan.
My recent blog on travel guide is Pretravel planning – 25 top tips for a stress free vacation – a comprehensive list of “all possibilities” which you may need to consider before you travel. If you are not one who prior plan your travels, you may change your mind after reading my 5 Reasons on Why travel planning is important.
Money saving tips!
On this page, you will also find money saving tips like getting an annual membership of the Historic Royal Palaces for only £53.00 where you can visit all 6 royal palaces as many times as you wish during your membership. There are many other benefits that comes along with this membership and you can read them here.
Additionally, visiting a City can be expensive especially London, so being savvy with decisions on what works out cheaper by prior purchase makes sense. You would want to purchase the London Explorer Pass where you save as you go. You can save up to 35% on admission to your choice of 3, 4, 5, or 7 top London attractions at one low price that starts from £64.00 per person. You do not have to queue at the gate, you pay nothing additional at the gate, you choose as you go from a selection of over 20 attractions and tours. It is valid for 30-days. You receive instant confirmation and mobile or printed vouchers are acceptable. The beautiful thing about purchasing this Pass is that you can cancel up to 24-hours before the start of your activity.
Suggested Tour Activities
Regardless of whether you are living in London, the UK or you are visiting Britain as a tourist, it is prudent to save money wherever possible so you have more to explore the world with. Therefore, I will offer ideas towards booking some organised tours with tour partners such as Get Your Guide so your visit is comfortable and you get to see and experience the important landmarks in London and other destinations. It also offers an opportunity to soak up historical aspects as well as “inside information” which only the tour guides know!
There are some examples of tours offered by Get Your Guide which I have carefully selected to enhance your experiences while visiting. Click on the links below and have a look – you may find them to useful and good value for money.
Where would you stay?
One huge consideration for me when I travel is the quality of accommodation. There are so much out there now, airbnb and hotels – both offer different experiences to suit. As for me, I have always relied on recommendations by local travel sites or booking dot com. The reason I use Booking purely because it is competitively priced and I choose from the multitude of choices it offers at a destination and I can *cancel up to 24 hours before I am due to arrive at the accommodation. Most accommodations are flexible and you only pay on arrival. For me, this is a win-win situation – I get what I want. Why don’t you have a go? Do a search below for your next destination and see what comes up.
As I mentioned earlier, this page will evolve as and when I discover, write and share new tips and tricks, tour ideas and travel related offers that may benefit you in your travel plans. Stay tuned.
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Originally a Malaysian, Georgina has lived in London for most of her adult life which is her home. This gives her an unparalleled advantage of London life as a local expert. Her adventures had given her the opportunity to live in Japan and the USA also. Georgina is the owner and business strategist behind MyTimelessFootsteps.com. Her goal is to encourage mature adventurers to be happy at home and abroad. Her travel guides and inspiring travel articles are aimed at inciting adventurers like you, to embrace this beautiful world and to live life on your terms.
Updated: September 2019