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10 Travel must have gadgets for any type of traveler

There are many gadgets coming out nowadays. Specifically for travel activities, regardless of being a solo, group, business, backpacker or if you are one of the vlogger, if you are looking for the perfect travel gadgets to bring out the best on your travel journey, here are some picks we find essential as any kind of traveler you are.

1.External Battery

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Other than a smartphone, one of the most useful travel gadget you have to carry on during trips is an external battery where it can save you out of hassling while on the road. Always have at least one or more batteries to charge your phone or other electronics. Most especially if you are in the middle of the road and there is no power outlet available.

2.Universal travel adaptor

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If you are a non-stop traveler, well you have to keep one.

3.Kindle paper white

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Believe me when we tell you that reading is the most beneficial activity to survive long flights, not only you use your time wisely but you will gain lot of leanings. This is also a space saver for long term travelers because you can download your favorite travel books on your kindle, instead of bringing a bunch of books with you.

4.Water Filter

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If you are a mountaineer or trekker, or a typical backpacker where you spend most of the time outdoors during travels, or are you traveling to countries where water is not safe to drink?  A water filter can save you, it makes a contaminated water safe for drinking, and it removes bacteria and parasites.

5.GoPro

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For travelers that want to take photos while being active or underwater a GoPro is a must have!

6.Mirrorless camera

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If you want to take stunning photos but don’t want to bring along a bulky DSLR, a mirrorless camera is what you need.

7.Gorilla pod

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A portable gorilla pod is useful for travelers that want to take better photos but don’t want to carry a large tripod. This pod is best for vloggers.

8.Selfie Stick

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Want a selfie stick and a portable tripod?  The gadget which you can do both.

9.Drones

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Drones can produce amazing aerial shots, so if you are that serious to be a travel blogger or vlogger this one is worth to invest for.

10.Digital Luggage Scale

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This handy digital luggage scale will leave you no worries when travelling, if you want to sure not to over pack and to avoid overweight fees. You have to carry one.

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SIX HIDDEN GEMS TO EXPLORE THIS SUMMER

Pack your bags and your sense of adventure as we check out the best destinations for your vacation this year. Whether you like sightseeing, shopping, diving, or just lying back as the sea laps at your feet, we have the perfect place for you and your family.

  1. Maldives

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The most stunning collection of islands on the planet is just a short trip away from the Middle East, making them a favourite for everyone from honeymooners to large families needing privacy and a bespoke service. The most significant addition of the last 12 months to the array of stunning resorts is St Regis Vollumi Island. Combining stunning architecture, luxury service from morning until night and a truly personal touch, the destination has already earned an incredible reputation. St Regis Vommuli Island is a once in a lifetime trip and is first class when it comes to unforgettable food and beverage – something often overlooked in the Maldives. Finding a decent place to stay can be tough in the Maldives. If you are booking your room at the last minute, here’s a good tip: some credit cards offer 20 per cent off across the year when you book a room via Hotels.com.

• Best for: Sun worshippers’ and diving enthusiasts

• Explore: The beautiful spa and for dinner the five-course degustation and drink pairing menu held in the underground cellar of Decanter restaurant.

2. UK South Coast Unique Shopping

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The most stunning collection of islands on the planet is just a short trip away from the Middle East, making them a favourite for everyone from honeymooners to large families needing privacy and a bespoke service. The most significant addition of the last 12 months to the array of stunning resorts is St Regis Vollumi Island. Combining stunning architecture, luxury service from morning until night and a truly personal touch, the destination has already earned an incredible reputation. St Regis Vommuli Island is a once in a lifetime trip and is first class when it comes to unforgettable food and beverage – something often overlooked in the Maldives. Finding a decent place to stay can be tough in the Maldives. If you are booking your room at the last minute, here’s a good tip: some credit cards offer 20 per cent off across the year when you book a room via Hotels.com.

• Best for: Sun worshippers’ and diving enthusiasts

• Explore: The beautiful spa and for dinner the five-course degustation and drink pairing menu held in the underground cellar of Decanter restaurant.

3. Singapore

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Home to glistening skyscrapers, wide open green spaces, historic temples and world-class restaurants, this cosmopolitan city has it all. Just seven hours from Dubai you will find this Asian hotspot offering an unforgettable shopping experience. From the minute you step off the plane into the luxury Changi International airport you will want to flex your credit card to enjoy complimentary lounge access upon arrival for you and a guest. Once settled into the hotel, the first stop must be a walk down the legendary Orchard Road which will awaken your retail senses with row upon row of malls packed with on-trend brands and catwalk couture. Indulge in retail therapy to your heart’s content and use a credit card that has no fees on overseas spend to pay for your purchases. The Bugis Street Market has an array of books and jewellery you won’t find anywhere else in the world, or hunt down unusual antiques and Chinese delicacies in Chinatown.

• Best for: Retail therapy

• Explore: The Botanical Gardens and Gardens by the Bay

4. Italian Lakes

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The summer in Italy can be stifling so forget the major cities of Rome and Florence and head to the Lakes. Everyone has their favourite lake, but we recommend Lake Como which we believe is one of the most beautiful places in Europe, if not the world. Explore the historical villages of Bellagio, Varenna and Menaggio along the lake banks and end in Como where you will find laid back charm, elegant shops and fine dining Italian cuisine. It is also just 30 minutes by train to the buzzing metropolis and fashion capital, Milan.  For the romantics and ideal for couples, the Grand Hotel Menaggio, is situated directly on the Lake and provides the ideal combination of traditional style and modern comfort. Here’s a great tip, get a complimentary 2 nights’ stay if you have paid the annual fee on your ADCB Traveller credit card.

• Best for: Lovers of luxury and romantics.

• Explore: Whizz around the lake on a speedboat or take a slow ferry and explore the natural beauty of northern Italy.

5. Bali

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Nine hours away on Emirates, Bali has something for everyone. From the swanky beach clubs in Seminyak, where you will make the most of your bling bikinis and Kaftans to the tranquility of Gili Air where you can enjoy some much needed time out.  Made famous in Eat Pray Love but enjoyable for both families (with older kids) and single travellers alike, Ubud is all about hiking or cycling through rainforests,  playing with the monkeys in forest or taking a yoga or meditation classes at the Yoga Barn. Enjoy cashew nut lattes or traditional Indonesian foods while watching the sunset over the rice paddies or watching traditional Balinese dancing.  The Gili islands are a boat ride away from Bali where you can take a horse drawn cart to explore the island’s beautiful beaches, as well as do sunset yoga and meditation.

• Best for: Travelling, we recommend taking the time to travel and enjoy all of what Bali has to offer

• Explore: Gili Trawangan for beverages and dancing.

6. Sri Lanka

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With cooler climes, lush hills, the Ceylon tea trails and quaint villages, an almost untouched southern coastline and temperatures 10 degrees less than the UAE, Sri Lanka is the perfect place to get away from busy city life and explore a quiet but vibrant country on our doorstep. Just four hours to Colombo, you are in what is known as at the jewel of the Indian Ocean. Start your vacation with a trip to Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage. From there head straight to the hills and past lush green tea plantations and trek up to Ella Rock for amazing views. Next stop should be the colourful mist covered city of Kandy, where you can visit the sacred Temple of The Tooth and relax while watching a game of cricket in the stadium. Take a driver down to the south coast and book into one of the delightful luxury boutique hotels in Galle where the right credit card can get you 20 per cent off rack rates. If sunbathing is more your thing hire a villa on the beaches of Wijaya, Hikkaduwa and Tangalle.

• Best for: Families who like adventure

• Explore: The turtle sanctuary in Galle

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9 awesome destinations for every type of traveller

We know that we all have differences, different likes, hates, and favorites. Most specially when it comes to travelling. we have certain places we’d love to come and go.

go and come back. we hear you! thats why we chose 9 types of places you might be with yourself into!

  1. The beach body- MALDIVES                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Of course who wouldn’t love brown tans, sunny days?  Time to show off that GYM body you are building.  it will always be Maldives for  tropical kind of people with budgeted money for travelling. Maldives is waiting for you!

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See our Maldives deals here : http://ewtravels.ae/ew-deals/maldives-2/ 

2. The reader- BALI

Ever crave for somewhere peaceful so you can have full blown of mind-relaxation. as they say we need to exercise our minds as well.

the reader continues and still go for BALI indonesia. Perfect for a serious and lazy bum moment to chill to.

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See our Bali Deals here : http://ewtravels.ae/ew-deals/grand-hyatt-nusa-dua-5-bali-indonesia/

3. The Snow Lover- CANADA

Are you fan of snow man?  love to snow board? likes a hot tea chill session? well, CANADA might be the best place for you!

as what we heard, Montreal or Toronto would be best as city choices.

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4. The Road Tripper- INDIA

Snow-capped mountains, curving roads, beautiful people, an unseen side of India and amazing memories are what the GANG GOALS!

go get your gang and road/bike trip together at the Leh-Ladakh route in INDIA.

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See our INDIA deals here : http://ewtravels.ae/ew-deals/new-delhi-india/

5. The Mountain Climber – TANZANIA/WASHINGTON

For the trekker, hiker and mountain climber we suggest Mount Baker in Washington for beginners (takes just a day) or Kilimanjaro, Tanzania for the more extremely devoted traveller (to 19,336 feet).

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6. The Shopper – LONDON

if your the shopper time of person, then London would be great for your high-end brands to one-pound items. whichever you love.

less expensive than UAE.

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7. The Art Connoisseur – ITALY

Rome, Venice, Florence! They got it all for you! ITALY is just the best place for your mind-blowing works of Art. you have to put these on your list people.

its a MUST!

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See our ITALY deals here : http://ewtravels.ae/ew-deals/doria-grand-4-milan-italy/

 

8. The Foodie – FRANCE

We all have that one friend who loves to eat! Yes all gang get that! Having a zip of coffee in the morning at some Parisian cafe would be definitely your instagram goal buddy!

the pleasant settings and friendly approached would amaze you and the crew! you will surely back for more!

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9. The Adventurer- NEW ZEALAND

SAY NO TO FEARS! this destination is for those who to killed the ropes with boats, planes, buildings mountains and a lot more! to NEW ZEALAND IT IS!

 

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East & West Travels First Roundtrip ticket Giveaway!

East & West Travels first ROUNDTRIP TICKET Giveaway at The Philippine Foundation Event

We are proud to the success of our First Event where held at The Philippine School Dubai, foundation day wherein thousands of Filipino we have met during the said event. Our Company East & West Travels were present to promote our travel services. Having our own booth and Giveaways makes it more exciting.  Our dedicated team put altogether an extra level of support to participate and welcomed guests, making it more special by Giving away a roundtrip Ticket By emirates Airline to the lucky Kabayan Ms. Aileen De Jesus. Congratulations Again Ms. Aileen.

We wanted to thank all the people involved in putting together our first event. Thank you The Philippine School for letting us rock the stage and saving us a spot for tent  to your beloved school.Also we would like to thank the School Directress of TPS School and the Consul General of the Philippines who helped us to announced the winner.

We had so much fun from beginning till the end. it was fun and awesome day for all of us at East & West! See you all again next time. More giveaways soon! Keep watching our page

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Never leave Dubai withouth trying MINT LEAF

Loves to eat? or are you looking for an awesome place to relieve stress after work? or just simply take your friends to a cool dinner? You would not miss the one of the most finest dinning

restaurant here in Dubai. We highly recommend http://www.mintleaf.ae/

With the increasing number of F&B establishments all around it is getting more difficult by the day to spot the unique taste. With that said, Mint Leaf has portrayed a highly specialized area of expertise to ensure every classic Indian recipe that is authentic to its nativity. Handpicked only the finest, freshest seasonal ingredients and the highest quality spices selected at source to bring traditional recipes, cooked in contemporary cutting-edge style, to a very fine table, with astonishing surroundings.
Mint Leaf is inspired by the exotic & extraordinary regional tastes of India. They have distinctive culinary styles & unusual exciting auras incorporating India’s alluring culture. Mint leaf has set a new standard for Indian fine dining as they redefined quintessential Indian cuisine – bringing together authentic flavours, reinterpreting traditional recipes, applying innovative techniques, and adding world-class presentation.

Group of friends enjoying a bottle a drink.

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Kitchen Set up is just lovely to see.

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an eye-catchy photography will leave you no choice but to have a selfie.

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a sumptuous meal you crave is to die for

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What are you waiting for? cant get enought of what you are ssing?  Visit them now at 15th floor, South towers Emirates Financial towers, DIFC

For reservations:  +971 4 706 0900

[email protected]

 

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Win a Valentine date to Mint Leaf Dubai

Having a particular valentines day, as they say its very old tradition but people most likely to celebrate it though. Even without your other half.

valentines is the day you share care, joy and love to people who you value so much. taking them to a nice place during cold weather or even to a hot one.

The day we express our affection towards anyone, ANYONE in this world living. making them happy by giving a pleasant Gifts or simply greetings.

Most of us showing it to the one we love by bringing them to the finest dining restaurant.  loving the idea of putting smile on their faces will make you happy at the same time.

East and West Travels is on the track by giving you a once in a lifetime experience in one of the best dining experience here in Dubai.

Lovely Couples out there, Friend keepers, family oriented Human being! We are calling your attention to get ready as we excited to celebrate it with you!

We prepare the most romantic date for you by joining our #EastandWestLoveconfession Competition! its time to make it up for your special someone.

See our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/eastwesttravels/?fref=nf  to join this Competition. Valentine Contest will run till February 16 afternoon.

Mechanics:

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Time for #EastandWestLoveConfession share your love to Bae, Friends, or family and get a DINNER for two to Mint leaf Dubai! We will choose the most cheesy!

We will announce the winner on thursday February 16, 2017.

1st:Hit Like Mint Leaf of London Dubai & to this valentine post!
2nd: Tag 3 of your love ones
3rd: tell how much do you him/her.
4th: share it with our #EastandWestLoveConfession

•We’re sorry if we cant tag everyone (too many), but remember, you are all LOVED.

Since we also wanted to express our love to you.

Here’s ours.
From desert to mountains, from buildings to forest, from winter to summer, from rain to shine, from fights to cuddles, from hate to love. From EAST to WEST! Happy Hearts Day to all! We you!

Hope to hear your thoughts and love messages! ♥

 

 

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The Only Dubai Travel Tips You Need

if you’re travelling to Dubai soon, I bet you’re very excited – I would be too! There’s so much to do and see there, that you couldn’t possibly get bored. This guide will give you a good idea of things you could be doing on your trip, so you can start planning right away

Shopping in Dubai

 You have lots of options for shopping in Dubai. In fact, it’s what many people go for! Shopping here is truly an experience, especially in the famous Dubai Mall. It’s home to probably every fashion brand you can think of – all 440,000 square feet of it! It’s even been named as the biggest collection of fashion brands under one roof in the whole world. Not only will you find plenty of fashion stores, but sweets, arts, and books too. You’ll find plenty of souvenirs to take home, so make sure you take plenty of cash and leave room in your suitcase!

 Food in Dubai

 In Dubai, you’ll find restaurants serving just about every kind of food you can think of. You name it; you can find it Dubai. There are even restaurants serving in the gorgeous Arabic cuisine that’s native to Dubai. If you want to try something a little different, go for Jambos grill Dubai – delicious barbecue cuisine that can’t be beaten.

 Relaxing in Dubai

 There are lots of lovely places to relax in Dubai. In fact, when many people search for a relaxing holiday; Dubai is the first place to come to mind. The hotels are all fantastic, but one of the best is definitely One & Only The Palm Dubai. It has lots of positive reviews on Trip Advisor, so you can see what I’m talking about. You’ll find plenty of opportunities for swimming, sunbathing, and getting pampered too. You’ll come back from this place a new person.

 Exploring in Dubai

 As well as shopping, eating, and relaxing, there’s so much exploring to do in Dubai. You’ll never run out of fun things to do – your adventurous side will definitely be satisfied with a trip here. You could do a hot air balloon safari one day, and go scuba diving the next. You don’t have to explore too strenuous either if you don’t want to; you could always head over to dolphin bay to swim with the gentle dolphins. Don’t forget to check out the beautiful Dubai fountains either. Another great thing about Dubai is the architectural masterpieces. If you’re into that kind of thing, you better take a camera – you’ll be amazed!

 Do you know how you’ll be spending your time here yet? I bet you have a good idea of what you’d like to do! I’d probably spend 80% of the time shopping and 10% of the time being pampered. Food and exploring would take up the remaining 5% each. I’d probably end up having to buy another suitcase and pay extra to get it on my flight home – a little tip for you if you end up overspending! Have fun!

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