We have many outlets to spend our free time fruitfully. One of them is travelling. It is a marvelous experience in anyone life even though it has got its own pros and cons. We are going to discuss about the advantages and the disadvantages of travelling here. Let us list out the advantages first.The main advantage of travelling is visiting attractive places and meeting new people. It helps you to know different culture and traditions which is certainly valuable. Each journey gives different experience to you. Generally travelling educates you and it makes your knowledge wider. We become experienced and our mind can cope up with any kind of environment and the surrounding people. More over, travelling is a wonderful solution for those who are suffering from monotony, dullness, tediousness in their business. They can experience a great adventure. It is a kind of restarting their minds. They can switch off all the concerns for a while and have a wonderful experience by travelling to any new atmosphere they want to be.Generally, journeys give great fun and absolute joy to people. It also makes your dreams come true. Travelling is not restricted to certain age group. Anyone can travel, even a small children travels with their parents to another city or even another country. It gives pleasure to everyone. When we travel with our family and friends, it would be a wonderful get together. It gives us the opportunity to renew our love and the relationship apart from our personal works and business. Now days, lot of people prefers spending time on travelling. They want to be relaxed from doing their routine tasks, business and the stressful atmosphere at least for few days. They can give “PAUSE” to their routine work and they opt for travelling. Hence, travelling is a marvelous recreation which takes you to various places from your monotonous tasks.On the other hand, let us discuss about the disadvantages we have while travelling. Of course, the cost of travelling is quite high. Journey to foreign country is risky and causes many diseases or some times it causes even death. The other disadvantage of travelling is fatigue. Most journeys are long and it would make us tired. There are chances for us to face terrorism, violence or robbery while we travel. We may face problems with food. Food habits and the variety of food vary from people to people and country to country. Hence, it’s our responsibility to arrange things wisely before starting a tour. Generally, you cannot expect the comfort you get from your home while travelling. So, you must take extra precautions while you travel.On the whole, travelling is a wonderful way of spending time. It gives sweet memories and nice impressions apart from the disadvantages. It provides all together like fun, adventure and the excitement of seeing a new place. In my point of view, all the disadvantages can be curable. Hence, prepare far before you start your tour to a foreign country. I wish you all to have a fabulous journey!!
Traveling, for most people, is a social activity. We travel with family and friends. We travel with colleagues from the office, or even with acquaintances with whom we have the same interests. There are times, however, when nobody in our circle shares our thirst for travel. In such cases, we can either travel alone or don’t travel at all. For the real travel-bugs, the second is not an option at all.A lot of people travel by themselves for this reason. Rather than endure the company of strangers in tour groups, for example, solo travelers prefer to make it on their own, loving the freedom of making choices and changing them, of going to a place and leaving early or staying late, and especially of getting to know and chatting up with people one would not normally talk to if one were not alone.The Philippines is Friendly to Solo TravelersThe Philippines is one of those places which welcome and is generally hospitable to solitary travelers. There are a lot of destinations in the country that are conducive for solo travels, maximizing the traveler’s experience of a different culture. The locals are generally friendly to foreigners, and there are many man-made and natural attractions that are not usually frequented by tourists.Below are some of the ideal solo destinations from each major island in the Philippines, from Luzon, to Visayas and even in Mindanao.Visit the Ancient Churches and Eat Local Delicacies in Ilocos Norte and Ilocos SurLocated in Northern Luzon, these two provinces are flocked by travelers who are after captivating ocean views, old churches, World Heritage sites and glorious natural attractions. Its offer of delectable vegetable cuisines such as pinakbet, local delicacies like bagnet and the famous empanadang Vigan has also made it a favorite destination for food enthusiasts.Depending on one’s schedule, these two provinces can be combined in a single trip as they are only 2.5 hours away from each other by public transport. The fastest way is to take a plane from Manila to Laoag. From there, the 45-meter Sinking Bell Tower is easily accessible. Nearby also is the St. William Church built in the Spanish era, one of the largest churches in the Philippines.Vigan, the capital of Ilocos Sur, can be easily reached from Laoag. It is well-known for Calle Crisologo (Crisologo Street), a UNESCO World Heritage site. Calle Crisologo is a half-kilometer street lined up with houses showcasing architecture dating from the era of Spanish colonization. Numerous souvenir shops filled with local crafts also line the area. For a more enjoyable experience, walk around street or hire a calesa, a horse-drawn carriage, to go around town.Walk the Longest Bridge in the Philippines in LeyteLeyte in the Eastern Visayas boasts of historical places, man-made structures, and natural resources that are sure to interest the solo traveler. The locals are used to seeing backpackers in their province, and if you stop by, be prepared to be asked all sorts of questions.One option to cover more ground is to join a government-organized group tour called the Icot Icot (Going Around). Its itinerary includes a stopover at the Provincial Capitol, Leyte Park Hotel, Madonna Shrine, Sto. Nino Church and Shrine, MacArthur Memorial Shrine, as well as the downtown area.San Juanico Bridge-at 2.16km, the longest bridge in the Philippines-is also included in the itinerary. It connects the provinces of Leyte (via Tacloban) and Samar (Sta. Rita side). A walkway is located on both sides where one can safely enjoy the unparalleled views of the island life below.Also a foodies’ destination, Leyte offers a wide range of offerings from its local delicacies such as binagol, chocolate moron, sagmani and Carigara’s pastillas, to international dishes.Travel Solo in the PhilippinesThese are just a few of the solo traveler-friendly destinations in the Philippines. Aside from being easily accessible to Manila or Cebu City, there are various accommodation options catering to both the luxury traveler and the ubiquitous backpacker. Development has also caught up in these places; you can easily find ATMs, international fast food chains, and WIFI areas in these destinations.Though not every aspect of solo travel is appealing-it would be good to share your reactions with another person, for example, or to split the fees for the ride or accommodation with someone else-the benefits of going alone oftentimes prevails for those who love doing it.Solo traveling fosters independence, provides flexible travel schedule, and gives opportunity for one to get to know oneself. For in going alone to a strange, new destination, you have no one else to rely on but yourself, and sometimes you discover through solo travel that you are stronger than you think you are.
In today’s world it is becoming more and more important for all businesses, whatever their size, to have a web site to promote their products and services from. Even small local businesses servicing small niche markets can seriously benefit from an online presence.A simple web site can be a great lead generation tool for a small business. The site does not need the capability in most cases to take actual orders, its main purpose can be to promote products and capture the details of visitors so that they can be sold to at a later date.Or maybe its purpose can just be to put the business’s phone numbers and email addresses in front of prospects when they are in need of their services. More and more people are looking online for products and services they need rather than picking up the traditional phone directories. Therefore not having a prominent online presence is now a big mistake.But a web site alone does not equate to an online presence. People have to be able to find the web site once it has been published. To appear at the top of the major search engine listings, the web site has to be optimized for the search engines. Search engine optimization, also known as ‘SEO’ is the part of the equation that most small businesses fail to do.SEO involves careful selection of the words that actually appear on your web pages and precise placement of those keywords on your site. SEO also involves building links to your site from other people’s web sites.Search engines rank sites in their listings based on the relevance of content and on the number of recommendations the site has received, with inbound links in this scenario being regarded as recommendations from other webmasters. The problem is though, without the right tools, link building from other sites can be very time consuming, and that is why small businesses are well advised to use professional SEO service providers to do the task for them.So my advice to small businesses is to spend the minimum on web site design, keep it basic and instead spend more on search engine optimization services.A site that ranks well in the search engines will attract a lot of visitors and can generate a lot of business from even small companies, so the investment if optimised should always show a healthy return on investment.