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Experience All That Crete Has To Offer

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There are many reasons to take a vacation, and many occasions that can benefit greatly from a beautifully scenic location such as Crete. Many families worldwide have taken it upon themselves to visit this beautiful island while on vacation, taking in all the sights and activities it has to offer its guests. Families aren’t the only ones who have enjoyed the scenic locations Crete has to offer. Many couples who are seeking a romantic locale for their honeymoon or anniversary trip have sought out the beautiful beaches of Crete. They’ve been drawn in by the various beautiful beach locations along the shores of the island, and left with amazing memories that they’ll cherish for years to come.

creteMany of Crete’s amenities will leave you breathless with the sheer beauty of this amazing island paradise. From the different myriad of beaches, such as Georgioupoli Beach, Elafonisi Beach, or Makrigialos Beach, to the amazing natural caves where you can go on tours and find astounding discoveries like rock formations and fossils, there’s literally no end to the enjoyment you can have activity wise. Crete can help you make the most of your vacation getaway with all it has to offer, including the amazing sights surrounding the Samaria and Imbros Gorges while hiking.

Between all the amazing activities that take in the sheer beauty of the island, you can also find enjoyment in taking day trips to the various cities of the island to explore their culture and diversity. Your crete vacation would not be complete without taking in the many shops and stands that offer a large variety of mementos, trinkets, and handmade crafts that make for great gifts to your loved ones and friends, as well as keepsakes for yourself to remember the amazing time you had on the island.

Day or night, there will always be something to keep you entertained on the island! From the amazing experiences of shopping at the diverse and crowded street markets, to taking in the nightlife by visiting one of the many top quality bars, clubs, or taverns, you won’t be bored when you visit Crete. If you can time your vacation to fall on one of the dates for Crete’s well known festivals and events, such as the Lasithi Potato Festival in August or the Cretan Wine Festival in July, you’ll be guaranteed to have an experience like no other locale can provide.

Filed under Travel Tips
Dec 22, 2013

Tech Savvy Travel

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Internet securityIf you’re a traveling looking to get technical on the way, then here are some tips on traveling with a computer (as well as other electronics).  It can be stressful enough to travel around internationally (or even locally, for that matter), but add in a few thousand dollars worth of tech gear and you’ll probably be even more nervous!

First things first!

Back Up Your Hard Drive

Do this before you leave.  If you’re bringing your laptop, then back it up to an external hard drive first.  Don’t just back it up on the same hard drive – this is purely to prevent data loss in the event that your laptop is stolen (which is a real possibility).  You will be very sad if you get your laptop stolen AND lose valuable data.  That happened to me once and it was quite the lesson learned.

Protect Your Computer Against Hacking

Ensure that you have a good antivirus software tool, as well as other malware removal tools.  You never know what networks are like where you will be staying, and sometimes in order to get on the internet you will be required to use an unsecure network connection.  If you cover your bases and use good anti-malware programs such as this one from Enigma software, then you should be good to go.

Buy Travel Insurance

Travel insurance against theft might be a good idea if you’re traveling with a large amount of stuff, or stuff that is worth a lot.  Usually I don’t do this, but if you’re the extra cautious type then you might be interested in this sort of thing.

Make Use Of The Hotel Safe

If you have a safe in your room, why not stow your laptop and other electronics in there to prevent tempting the staff?  Electronics are the biggest things to get stolen in other countries because they can sell for so much.

Filed under Travel Tips
Dec 20, 2013