Rakshit Desai: Ask the travel expert: How to make the most of your trip to US and Canada?
We are planning a trip to the US & Canada in May with 8 to 9 days in the US starting in New York. We then want to travel by road or rail to Washington, Buffalo and reach Niagara Falls in Canada. From there we plan to spend 12 days in Canada covering Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver. We need your expertise to make the most from this trip.
I would suggest driving around in the USA as a means to cover the East Coast from New York to Washington and to Niagara Falls on the American side. From there cross the border over to the Canadian side to get a different perspective of the Falls. Proceed from Niagara via road to Toronto and spend a few nights here. Afterwards, head north along the Canadian East Coast covering the capital city of Ottawa, 1000 Island, Montreal and Quebec City. If you have a few extra days, I would recommend you take a domestic flight to the West Coast to cover the Rockies.
We are both 70 plus and will be travelling to Sydney in March 2020. We would like to visit Melbourne and take a group travel. How much would it cost a short stay in 3-4 star hotel and travel inland by coach?
Keeping your age in consideration I do not believe that taking a road trip will be your best option. You may opt for a low-cost carrier to Melbourne instead which is fairly affordable. You can cover Melbourne along with Great Ocean Road, Philip Island and Yarra Valley in about 3 to 4 nights.
Consuming ample water and staying hydrated on long-haul flights makes it easier to get over jet lag.
My child is interested in Science and has been working on projects based on space centre. We have budget constraint and cannot afford NASA Space Camp in USA. Can you suggest a space camp for less than 2 lakh?
The European Space Camp (ESC) in Belgium would be a great alternative for an inquisitive child. They will have the opportunity to attend workshops and spend a night at the space camp. They will also receive a certificate for participating in these workshops. The training sessions are held by professionals who are certified to conduct workshops as per EU standards. I would highly recommend such camps for young children as they can be inspirational and life-changing experiences for them.
We have planned our school tour to Singapore this summer. Can this be an educational tour rather than regular leisure tour. Which places you would suggest in Singapore?
A Singapore tour can be made really fun with a lot of learning experiences. You can arrange for your students to visit places such as the Singapore Science Centre, Marina Barrage and NE Water Plant. The Singapore Science Centre has workshops on DNA & Mathematics as well. All of these places have interactive and engaging workshops for students conducted by certified professionals.
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From Jodhpur To San Juan, Here Are Top 10 Travel Destinations You Ought To Visit In 2020
Satiate The Wanderlust In You
All the travel junkies out there, if there is one listicle you must focus on, it’s this one. With 2019 travel goals (hopefully) met, it’s time to start planning for the 2020 holidays. Booking.com has delved into global booking trends to reveal 10 of the top emerging travel destinations for 2020.
Jodhpur from India has found its spot among the top 10 list, alongside some lesser known spots in Eastern Europe to under-the-radar spots in Asia. Commenting on the study, Ritu Mehrotra, Country Manager, India, Sri Lanka and Maldives for Booking.com said, “As we proceed towards a new decade, we will see travel becoming more and more sustainable and technologically-advanced, further aided by enhanced services and offerings that enable the modern day inquisitive traveller to experience the world.
81% of Indian travellers say that in 2020 they want to go somewhere that offers experiences they’ve never had before. From catering to their peaked interest in lesser known destinations to counter over-tourism, to customised travel recommendations, we want to ensure that the travellers have the most diverse selection of places to stay at as we help them prepare and plan their travel in 2020 and beyond.”
Here’s where you should be headed to satiate the wanderbug in you.