Places to Avoid Travelling in 2017

The New Year is round the corner, and like every year, it brings new hopes and dreams in our lives. Along with all our life plans, one important decision we need to make is our travel plan. There are so many places around the world that life seems to be too short to cover everything. Every new destination is alluring and exciting. However, while making the decision of which places to visit, it is extremely important to know which places we must avoid in 2017.
It is tragic to know that we cannot visit several of the beautiful places in the world due to a variety of reasons. It could be illness, crime, war or even terrorism that makes some of the places downright unsafe for travellers. As safety is one of the most important criteria when it comes to holidaying, here are a few places that would be best avoided in this New Year.

Places to Avoid Travelling in 2017

Turkey
Turkey is one of the most beautiful European cities and has a rich culture and heritage to boot too. However, the last few years have not been kind to this wonderful country as it has suffered from a number of terrorist attacks, and there is a considerable risk factor involved. One of the main concerns when it comes to Turkey is its close proximity to Syria, which has been under war for several years now. If you still plan to go to Turkey for your holiday this year, it is best to stay away from places close to Syria. Moreover, choose your package carefully although several travellers have reported that their pre-booked travel plans have been cancelled by the tour operators themselves. With so much unrest, Turkey is a country that is best avoided in 2017.

Colombia
When it comes to natural beauty and cultural experiences, Colombia, a South American country, has quite little competition. However, it is also considered one of the most dangerous countries to travel to. Travellers are at risk of kidnapping for stealing valuables. Although this crime has come down quite considerably, it is still prevalent in several areas of the country, especially in the South. Another problem you will find in Colombia is drug trading, and the last thing you would want to experience during your vacation is to get caught between drug wars. If you still wish to visit this beautiful place of rainforests and such other amazing places, it is best to be a part of a large group, so you can travel safely. Also, make sure not to flaunt your valuables in public as this is the easiest way to attract unwanted attention.

Afghanistan
The whole world is under the threat of terrorism in the recent years, and there is no way one can predict the next attack. However, some countries have been unluckier than the others and have been waging war again the biggest vice of our times for several years. One such country is Afghanistan. The Afghanistan which was known for its natural beauty, ethnic diversity and architecture has been compacted with militant attacks, insurgent attacks, military combat operations, etc. Tourists are at great risk of kidnapping, firing, hostage taking, etc., especially the citizens of USA. No place is safe from attack, even airports, hotels and restaurants. With all these problems rampant in Afghanistan on a daily basis, it is best to avoid it under any circumstances.

Kenya
Another country that has been infested with terrorism is Kenya. Rich in natural reserves and animal kingdom, Kenya has always been a favourite of nature lovers. But the past few years have not been ideal for Kenya due to the attacks by the Al-Shabaab terrorists. Although the entire country cannot be called an unsafe zone, the north-eastern part is best avoided. The terrorist group has known to have attacked government sites, religious institutions, night clubs, police stations, public transportation, shopping areas, etc. Some of the crimes that are rampant in the area are grenade attacks, kidnappings, home invasions, burglaries, etc.

Holidays or vacations are ultimate way of relaxing and taking break from routine lives. While there is no guarantee of 100% safety anywhere in the world, there are some places that are dangerous for obvious reasons. Apart from the places mentioned above, some other places that you should avoid in 2017 are Syria, Iraq, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia, Ukraine, Yemen, Bangladesh, etc. These places are shrouded with violence and uncertainty for quite some time now, and hence should not be visited at least for the time being. It is always best to choose locations which is low in crime, has a tight security and good policies for travellers. So, choose your next holiday destination wisely.

New Year Celebration World Wide

The skies light up in celebration no matter where you are in the world. The New Year festivities are popular no matter whether you are in US, Paris, Berlin, Toronto, the UAE, Singapore or any other place on the globe. Different cultures and traditions mark the celebrations of New Year in several unique and exciting ways. The wonderful experience of experiencing new cultures and backgrounds across various locations is a perfect excuse to travel to your favorite location. So pack your bags and set off to your dream destination to enjoy the festivities of the New Year.

The New Year’s Eve

People enjoy the festivities late on the New Year’s eve until wee hours on New Year’s day in almost every location across the globe. So whether you wish to indulge in the celebrations at New York City’s Times Square or in London’s Trafalgar Square, you would be greeted with happy, cheerful, and a bustling crowd around who are always in high spirits.

Best Places to enjoy the festivities of New Year

  1. The US

One of the classic celebrations in the USA takes place in the city of New York. The festivities are unique right from the ball drop in Times Square to special international multi-cuisine buffets prepared exclusively from the best celebrity chefs in the city. Be a part of the traditional celebrations which include taking a toast with a glass of champagne and creating ripples with a loud countdown at midnight with your friends and loved ones. There are several themed and wild parties thrown at many locations in the US which continue till wee hours in the morning. Some of the best locations to celebrate the new year in the US are Los Angeles, Las Vegas, California, Miami beach, Sacramento, and much more. Browse for various locations in the city to enjoy a scrumptious brunch on the New Year served in major restaurants in various cities of the US.

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Are you ready for these mishaps while travelling?

The life of a traveler is full of excitement, adventure, exploration and new encounters. But if you have been a traveler you also know, that not every travel is perfect. No matter how planned you are, travels can sometimes be a scary adventure and can have encounters you don’t really enjoy. A perfect and detailed planning always averts many mishaps, but still some mishaps can happen even to the most cautious ones.

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15 Best Outdoor Activities in Dubai

Dubai is defined by opulence; a place where you can spend your money in pursuit of everything that is loaded with luxury. The huge malls where you can shop for all the well-known international brands, the restaurants that serve the most delicious food from around the world, the hotels that will treat you like a royal and the architecture and culture of the place that will leave you awestruck. Apparently, it is not a wonder why Dubai is often acknowledged as one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations. Although the malls and skyscrapers are what define Dubai, they are not the only things you can do in Dubai. Here we present 15 best outdoor activities in Dubai.

Best Outdoor Activities in Dubai

The idea of spending time under the sun is not a very attractive prospect. But there are some amazing outdoor activities in Dubai you can indulge in. Be it for adventure, relaxation or just fun, these outdoor activities can make your trip to Dubai a memorable one.

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Best Historical Travel Destinations around the World

History is mesmerizing. What is more amazing are several ancient places, antiquities, and monuments that still exist, thereby offering a glimpse of the mysterious civilization and culture that prevailed several centuries ago. Imagine how you would feel to visit a palace that once served as the residence of a legendary ruling dynasty or a place where a momentous war was fought? Intriguing, wouldn’t that be? So, if you love history, make complete use of your holiday time and visit places rich in history. While there are several historical destinations around the world, we have picked some of the best for you. So, here you go, all history lovers!

Paris, France:
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Unconventional holiday ideas for Adventure Tours

For most of us, holiday means going to a resort or staying at a luxury hotel, sightseeing and relaxing, in general. Although it is a great way of relaxing and de-stressing, it is always good to challenge oneself once in a while. For this, one has to take a break from the relaxing holidays and go on an adventurous tour. Here we present some offbeat holiday ideas that you can take on your own, with your friends or with your family.

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Tips for Solo Female Traveler

Many warn you, being a woman, traveling alone can be a scaremongering experience. But, in my opinion, a woman deserves a huge pat on her back for her innovative urge and passion to explore the world on her own. Are you one among those who’ve joined the bandwagon of daring, norm-defying women longing to globetrot alone? You’ll be, quite evidently, an adventurous yet strong person within, and all you might probably require is a couple of tips to ensure that it wouldn’t turn out to be an awful experience. Consider these five ‘Ps’ when you decide to travel alone.

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