Summer is finally here, and I’m sure many of you are planning on taking a vacation in the next few months, a chance to get away for a little fun in the sun. Picking the right destination is an absolute must to ensure maximum enjoyment and relaxation. Luckily, we’re here to help!
If you haven’t already booked your summer vacation yet… what were you thinking? But not to worry, you’ve still got time to get away. If you’re planning a vacation with your buddies, your summer is shaping up pretty nicely already. But to make sure everyone has a great time while they’re out there, you need to pick a destination that suits all your friends.
From music festivals to clubland resorts, we’ve rounded up five top ideas that could make this summer vacation one you’ll never forget:
Sunny, and jam packed with partying, music, beaches and babes, Ibiza is the ultimate holiday destination for you and the boys. Sunbathing the hangover off during the day before getting back into action as the sun is setting is what Ibiza is all about. Plus, there isn’t really anywhere else on Earth where you can see superstar DJs playing in cozy little bars as well as huge clubs that attract music fans from around the world.
Summer in Ibiza is always a class act, and 2018 looks no different, with pretty much every electronic and dance act under the sun flocking to the island this year. Whether it’s you and a few mates, a big group, or just a solo trip to see the sights, Ibiza is absolutely packed with guy-friendly activities that will make your trip one to remember. If you’ve been working sculpting your summer body in the gym, here’s where you can show it off. With year-round incredible weather, Ibiza is a tough holiday destination to beat.
Sun, sand, gambling and pool parties. Find a better mix than that and we’ll be impressed. Las Vegas can easily rival Ibiza as the party capital of the world. This city of sin is slowly changing from a haven for retirees who want to watch Celine Dion back to the raucous party destination that it was back in the golden age.
Book a room at any major casino resort, from Mandalay Bay to the Wynn, and you’re sure to have a good time. From the endless free food and drinks if you’re gambling enough, to the 24-hour party atmosphere and endless amounts of people having fun, you’re guaranteed to be talking to new people, overindulging and possibly winning some extra cash.
If you’re not prepared, you’ll almost certainly be losing cash, though. Plus, throw in all the cocktails and beers you’ll be throwing back at the gaming tables, and you could be in for some heavy losses. However, there is a way you can avoid this – by getting some practice in. Of course, you could do this at your local casino, but gambling at an online casino is a much more convenient way – as you can play from the comfort of your own home, or if you’re on the move, using any device.
Online casinos these days have all the charm and excitement as reguular casinos, thanks to their increasingly engaging gameplay graphics. On top of this, you can actually chat to dealers and play along with competitors in real time, thanks to the emergence of Live Casinos. From poker, to blackjack, to roulette, here you’ll find an impressive selection of casino games to help you sharpen your skills before going up against the pros in Vegas. You could even end up winning enough to pay for your trip before its even begun!
The Vegas pool party has become something of a staple in recent years, with EDM planting their flag in the desert at the end of the 2000s, and you’ll easily see Calvin Harris or David Guetta playing a set almost any day of the week.
Moscow wouldn’t usually top the holiday destination list, but there’s the small matter of the biggest international sports competition on the planet that’s taking place all across Russia this summer. If you’re quick, you can still book flights to Moscow just in time for the World Cup final taking place next month at the Luzhniki Stadium, where you can soak up the atmosphere and watch the game at a fan park when you can’t afford the $13,000+ tickets the touts are selling online. What would make a better guys trip than going to the World Cup?
Beyond the football, Moscow is actually something of a party city, and a growing music scene is allowing more bars, nightclubs and venues to open than ever before. This summer however, it’s all about music festivals and Moscow is hosting everyone from System of a Down to Lana Del Rey this summer, providing something for pretty much every taste. Oh, and there’s the fact that vodka is sometimes cheaper to buy than water in some Moscow shops, so you’ll no doubt have a great time as you stand listening to some obscure Russian band in the sun.
If you’ve always dreamt of visiting the UK, and the line-up at Glastonbury isn’t worth your hard-earned cash, then head to the less-expensive-than-Glasto-but-still-great Leeds Festival.
While we can’t guarantee the weather, you’ll have access to three solid days of partying in the great outdoors, along with a superb soundtrack to top it off. Leeds is hosting Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon, Fall Out Boy, Dua Lipa and numerous other famous and up-and-coming bands that fill out 3 full days over the weekend, and you’ll be spoiled for choice with three stages.
Contrary to what you might expect, the festival isn’t exclusive to music obsessives. In fact, it’s suitable for anyone who fancies a party in a campsite – just ask the organizer of any bachelor parties that have taken place at the festival in recent years.
If you only fancy one day at the festival, then we can’t recommend Leeds enough for a party before or after. With hundreds of great bars and restaurants and some of the best nightlife in the UK, you can enjoy a great weekend away that won’t cost you the Earth.
If you and your group of friends fancy somewhere that’s easy to get to and offers something a bit different than just lying on the beach all day, Krakow is a great option. Located in southern Poland, the local airport is served by tons of British airports and you’ll be there in just over two hours.
Alongside some incredible historic sites and stunning architecture, Krakow has got one of the best reputations for a night out in Europe. With plenty of bachelor parties rolling into town every weekend and even the locals getting in on the (strong) Polish lager, Krakow is one of those great unsung destinations that offers plenty of things to do in between trips to the pub.
This summer, why not head there in August so you can check out Krakow Live? With Kendrick Lamar and Martin Garrix headlining, it’s sure to add some more spice to your trip.
So there you have it. Check out any of these spots this summer and you won’t be disappointed. However, you will be if you don’t book them fast – so get on with it, there’s no time to lose!
This Dream Job Will Pay You $120,000 To Visit Luxury Beach Resorts In Mexico
Vidanta, Mexico’s leading luxury resort company, has just posted the “World’s Best Job“, and they’re seeking a brand ambassador to leave their office life behind and vacation at some of Mexico’s most impressive resorts in places like Nuevo Vallarta, Riviera Maya, Acapulco, Los Cabos, Puerto Peñasco, and Puerto Vallarta.
Essentially, you’ll be hanging out at some incredible luxury beach resorts, acting as Vidanta’s on-site social influencer, and gathering content by experiencing all of the comfort, relaxation, adventure and luxury they have to offer.
“Considering all of Vidanta’s impressive resort amenities including gourmet dining, high-end spas, designer golf courses and our exclusive entertainment partnerships with Cirque du Soleil and Hakkasan Group, it’s an understatement when we say that the ‘perks’ of this position are endless,” said Iván Chávez, Executive Vice President, Grupo Vidanta. “In addition, the lucky applicant will fully immerse themselves in each of our resort destinations; from uncovering ancient Mayan ruins, hidden eateries and underwater cenotes to discovering the hottest new restaurants and nightclubs while attending the biggest shows and entertainment offerings in the area, this is truly the opportunity of a lifetime.”
While there is no ‘typical work day’ for the “World’s Best Job”, the winner will create engaging content and inspire travelers worldwide by experiencing both the local culture and Vidanta resort life including breakfast in bed, getting pampered at the luxurious Spatium spa, enjoying a round of golf at the state-of-the-art Jack Nicklaus Academy of Golf, fist pumping to the world’s biggest DJs at OMNIA Los Cabos and soaking up the sun poolside, margarita in hand.
Destination highlights might include starting the day by watching a just-hatched turtle begin their life journey, zip-lining through the Riviera Nayarit jungle, swimming with whale sharks in the Caribbean Sea, soaring sky high above the waves on a parasail, enjoying a culture tour through the San José art walk, admiring the famous Acapulco cliff divers, learning about the El Pinacate Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and ending the night stargazing along the Sea of Cortez or taste-testing amazing new dishes prepared by one of Mexico’s most buzzed-about, culinary superstar chefs.
Sounds pretty amazing, right? But wait, it gets even better. For your trouble, you will be paid a one-year salary of $120,000, plus travel expenses, dining credits, and accommodations.
To apply for this dream job, visit www.worldsbestjob.com and submit your resume, along with an optional 60-second video telling them why you’re perfect for the job. Applications will be accepted until Sunday, October 21 at 11:50pm CDT.
While no former experience is required to apply, the ideal candidate will have previous sales or hospitality experience, a warmth in interacting with others, be willing to relocating to Mexico and have a genuine love for travel and new experiences.
Now if you’ll excuse me, it looks like I’ve got a job to apply for.. 🙂
Photos courtesy of Vidanta Mexico
We’ve Got The Ultimate Way To Spend 48 Hours In Las Vegas
Ever wanted to have the ultimate 48 hours in Las Vegas? Well, here’s the itinerary you need to follow if you want to experience the best Sin City has to offer..
Friday 11:00am – Land in Las Vegas and Check-In
You’ve landed in McCarran Airport and the bright lights of the Las Vegas strip are drawing you in like a siren. Before you can get started, you need to check-in. Being a place for everyone, Vegas has hotel options for all budgets. At the top, the Wynn, Venetian and Bellagio (approx. $180-$240 per night) are always impressive. If you’re on a smaller budget, the Luxor, LINQ and New York New York (approx. $75-$100 per night) are somewhat more affordable options that are still located on the strip.
Friday 1:00pm – Grab a Snack
Grabbing a quick bite to eat in Las Vegas couldn’t be easier. The U.S. is famous for fast food restaurants and Sin City is no exception. Alongside the more familiar McDonald’s et al, you’ll find In and Out Burger, which is essentially McDonald’s but better. This is the perfect spot to fill a hole and fuel you up for a session on the gaming floor. Pro tip: Get the Double-Double – Two 100% American beef patties, cheese, freshly baked buns and all the fixings.
If you want something a bit fancier, head over to Gordon Ramsay BurGR at Planet Hollywood and order one of his signature burgers. They’re definitely on the pricey side, but in my opinion they’re worth every penny!
Friday 2:30pm – Hit the Casinos
To really get the most out of your 48 hours in Sin City, we would suggest doing some research before you arrive. By using some of the information out there, you can get a handle on what games are available and which ones will suit your playing preferences. As a general rule, slots are the most popular game online and live. When you scroll through a typical best slots sites list, you’ll see two main types of game: three-reel and five-reel. Put simply, the leading online slot sites boast a range of games with themes and dynamics designed to suit all players.
The Venetian, Caesars and the Bellagio all have slot machines. However, the loosest slots are Downtown. When you play online, you can expect return rates of up to 99%. On the strip, the RTP is more like 90%. However, if you head Downtown to the more affordable Fremont Street, you’ll find better payouts. El Cortez is often touted as the place with the loosest slots, but the Golden Nugget also has spinners with RTPs topping 95%.
Friday 6:00pm – Become a High Roller
To start your evening session, take a ride on the LINQ High Roller. A giant observation wheel, this ride will give you a spectacular bird’s eye view of the strip and, if you choose the drinks package, you’ll get an open bar as you circle the skyline. Once you’ve had a few drinks, head over to a buffet and fuel up for the night ahead.
For an all-round experience, the buffets at the Wynn, Bellagio and Caesars are a must. The famed Bacchanal Buffet at Caesars is spread over 25,000 square feet and has an average of 500 dishes on offer each day. What’s great about this place is that there’s just as much focus on quality as there is quantity. The Chinese BBQ and dim sum often receive rave reviews, while the freshly made tortillas and endless piles of seafood are always a hit.
Saturday 11:30am – Monkeying Around
When you’re all spun out on slots, it’s time to delve into Vegas’s extracurricular activities. For the active, Axe Monkeys is a great way to get out your anger. Located about 15 minutes from the strip, this unassuming warehouse is where you can play darts with a twist. For $25, you’ll have an hour to throw axes at wooden targets. If you need a bit more to hold your interest, you can pay more to throw everything from ninja stars to mini swords. For those that still need to get out some aggression, Axe Monkeys also has a rage room where you can smash bottles and mirrors until you’re all out of anger.
Saturday 2:00pm – The Desert Dash
Once you’ve thrown some axes, a trip into the desert will see you arrive at the Vegas Mini Baja Chase. With prices start at $89, you’ll be able to suit up and race through the Nellis Dunes in specially modified dune buggies. Hitting speeds in excess of 20mph (trust us, that’s fast) as you race up and down almost vertical sand dunes, this is an experience you won’t soon forget.
If you’re on your own, you can join other drivers and follow in the tracks of an experienced guide. For groups, you can set up your own little race under the supervision of an expert. Of course, you could stick to the more traditional type of racing and drive some muscle cars. However, we think Baja racing is a unique experience that will suit drivers of all skill levels.
Saturday 7:00pm – Take in a Show
If there’s one thing Vegas does just as well as gaming, it’s shows. Cirque do Soleil’s O and Ka are must-watches, while recent creations such as The Beatles Love and One Michael Jackson are fantastic. In addition to Cirque, you’ve got visiting international artists, singers, Terry Fator, Penn and Teller and more.
Finally, when you’ve seen some of the best performers in the world doing their thing, a late meal will bring your trip to a glittering conclusion. For something truly special, Joël Robuchon at the MGM Grand is a treat. A Three Michelin Star restaurant, this place brings a taste of French gastronomy to the desert. The tasting menu features lobster, frog legs and, of course, fine wine. Put simply, if you’re a fan of fine food, this is the place to eat.
Sunday 10:00am – Wave Goodbye
Before you can bring your 48 hours in Vegas to an end, you need to have a photo at the famous sign. Situated at the end of the strip, you’ll need a taxi to get there, which is why it’s not a bad idea to visit it on your way to the airport. Slip the driver an extra $10 to wait as you strike a pose before heading off for a well earned rest on the flight back home.
Glamping: A Luxury Travel Trend Your Girlfriend Will Love
When you think of camping, you immediately associate it with things like tents, sleeping bags, camp fires, backpacks, and soup tins. In other words, roughing it. But lets face it, this type of vacation is definitely not for everyone. Sure, it’s fun when you’re young and broke, but once you grow up and start making good money, these types of trips just won’t cut it anymore.
So what to do if you love nature but don’t necessarily want to “rough it”? You should probably try glamping (glamorous camping). This is a perfect option for those who need to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city but don’t want to sleep on the ground, eat tinned food, and get bitten up by mosquitoes. The question of comfort usually arises when you travel with your girlfriend. Not all women easily adapt to any conditions, like Russian women do.
In a nutshell, glamping is 5-star camping. This form of camping is meant for those people who want to experience nature without sacrificing their own comfort: live in a cozy room, sleep in a soft bed, have access to the bathroom, and eat restaurant quality food. Budget travel it’s not. It’s for people who can afford a luxurious getaway in the pristine nature. A tent, a yurt, a tree house, or a hut with all amenities and facilities can cost a round sum, comparable with a price for a luxury suite. Prices for one night vary from $60 to several thousand dollars.
The origins of glamping
The first prototypes of this format were safari camps in Africa in the 1920’s, in which the well-to-do American and British travelers lived. Yet even in the Middle Ages, traveling kings stayed in their own marquees that were more like their chambers.
But the real glamping boom took place in 2017. After Brexit, more and more citizens of Great Britain began to choose outings to some beautiful corners of their country over trips abroad. In general, over the last several years, the number of glamping zones around Europe has grown significantly, with 1,200 premium-class camping resorts opened.
Why is it becoming so popular?
Glamping totally fits into another popular trend – eco-tourism. Many people have grown tired of traditional hotel-beach-bar vacations. Green tourism is something different, with glamping offering them the chance to stay close to nature and do it in a comfortable for them way.
Living in the big city and enjoying all the comforts of modern life and technology, people feel the need to be face to face with nature sometimes. However, they don’t want to experience any inconveniences. That’s why they are ready to pay for their comfort being in the wild and contemplating beautiful scenery from a cozy tent or hut.
Many travel analysts are critical about this new trend. They believe glamping is another way to fleece affluent tourists. In fact, luxury travelers pay for some basic things (bed and breakfast). But the price is too high.
While travel experts criticize glamping, a lot of people find it to be the best way to escape from the city chaos. Wealthy tourists consider the rates quite reasonable, as they pay for unique experiences.
Popular glamping resorts
If the idea of luxury camping appeals to you, you should visit the official site dedicated to this travel trend. There you will find a lot of options in the most scenic places around the world. Usually, people want to have their cozy camp dwelling at the beach or in some national park.
Glamping accommodations come in a variety of forms: tree houses, pods, yurts, bungalows, etc. Here are some of the more popular glamping properties:
- Whitepod Eco-Luxury Hotel, Switzerland
- Dome Garden, England
- Singita Sabora Tented Camp, Tanzania
- The Resort At Paws Up, Montana
- Bubble Tree, France
- Maui Eco Retreat, Hawaii
- Tree Hotel, Harads, Sweden
Photo credit: @glampingdotcom on Instagram