How to Prepare Your Motorcycle Road Trip in Thailand

Thailand is a beautiful destination to go for holidays – and one of the best ones to ride a bike. If you are looking to do a motorcycle tour there, it’s the right place to go. As two-wheels are so deeply enrooted into the local culture, you will be able to choose from many places to rent your bike: resorts, backpacker hostels… even some restaurants!


Decide on the right place

In front of such a  of facilities to hire a bike from, our first advice would be to choose the safest one. Quality of maintenance of the bikes and prices will differ largely from one place to another. Go for a place where people speak English: you will have more chances to discuss and understand about insurance conditions or what happens in case the bike breaks down. Don’t hesitate to contact agencies who organize motorbike tours in Thailand – they often have good network there and will be able to guide you towards reliable companies.

Choose the right type of bike

  • Decide on the size of your engine according to your needs. Obviously, the larger the engine, the more power it has (but higher is the cost!). If you weight more than 80 kgs, or if you are planning to travel for a while outside the city (up north in the mountains, or in the countryside), we suggest you opt for the biggest cc rating.
  • If your budget allows it, prefer a new bike rather than an old one. A motorcycle under 2 or 3 years old means more power, better brakes, better tires, and a better fuel efficiency which means saving money over gas during your trip. It can be useful to make a little price comparison beforehand to see if the extra rental price of a new bike compensates the fuel you would save with it.yunnan-motorcycle-tour

Check-up thoroughly the bike

Before you set off, look closely at every part of the bike you have chosen and list any damages or scratches you see. Take a picture of it – it can easily be done with your smartphone. Sit on the bike and bounce up and down to make sure suspensions are working well. What we suggest is also to go for a little test ride before paying anything. This will allow you to check mirrors, size of the seat (your knees shouldn’t hurt because of the handlebar), test the brakes, and acceleration. Take the bike if you only feel comfortable with everything – and have the feeling that this motorcycle can be your road companion for the time you need it.

Ride safely

In order to ensure your security, wear a helmet – this is compulsory! The more it covers your face, better it is. Also, wear gloves – even if you are the only one doing it! Your hands are the first ones to suffer if you have an accident, they are precious. Obviously, don’t drink and drive, and try to avoid driving at night. A lot of places are not well lightened in Thailand and it can be dangerous.

You are now ready for your big road trip ! Enjoy the ride.

Enjoy the perfect yacht charter in Greece, sailing around Cyclades

A yacht charter in Greece can be your most preferred choice for an interesting holiday with an experience of warm water and friendly locals. Sailing around the Cyclades presents experienced sailors with a challenge to enjoy whenever they are visiting these exhilarating islands.

The Cyclades are located around the south-eastern region of mainland Greece; they are an archipelago of islands endowed with picturesque scenery and sunny climes. More so, you can also add a visit to Athens in our trip, which will undoubtedly be alluring to nightlife lovers, history buffs, foodie’s and just about anyone at all!


Athens is always a wonderful place to begin your trip. Home to some of the most important archaeological sites of the world, there abound to be countless number of interesting sights and a lot of things to do t to see and do in this exciting and historic city. One of the two most captivating sights to behold is the Parthenon and the Acropolis.

Moreover, this city of Athens has got a large collection of fascinating museums housing countless number of ancient Greek artifacts. If you happen to be among those that are interested in Greek art and sculpture, you will find the National Archaeological Museum to be a major highlight of your trip.

If you are the type who finds nightlife very captivating, you will surely be presented with diversified option on how you would want to spend your evening in Athens. The city streams with clubs, bars and restaurants that will keep you entertained until the early hours of the morning. Therefore, if it is a good night time that you are hoping for at the course of your trip, the city is got you covered.

If you are on the lookout for a place where you can find serenity after your night in town, the city is filled with isolated anchorages, giving you good relaxation on the deck which absolutely perfect to ease up the stress.

A trip to the islands of Amorgos can be another swing of adventure if you want to explore a little more during your trip, or you are probably in search of beach clubs or you want to make your charter take the look of a watersports holiday in Greece.

Home to startling beaches for windsurfing and snorkeling, the Amorgos also has a lengthy walking trail. For you to experience an amazing view over the bay at Heraklion Crete, you will need to climb to site of the ancient ruins of Minoa. From there you will be able to behold what is left of ancient buildings, such as temples and potteries, which serve as an addition for those longing to behold more treasures of ancient Greece after their trip to Athens.

A trip to Athens Greece without Sailing to Syros, the capital of the Cyclades, would be a total miss. The coastline of this beautiful island is dotted breathtaking ports holding diverse terrains awaiting exploration.

Are you on the lookout for picturesque architecture, the city of Ermoupolis Syros is where you should be. If you are willing to learn more about the history of the archipelago, you can also visit the nearby archipelago museum which houses arts, metals and ceramics originating in the Cyclades.

The island also holds some great and genuine tavernas. Some of the finest places you can get some piece of Greek refreshments is the Finikas bay in Syros island.

If you happen to be a lover of Greek culture and want to experience a lot of it on your trip, you might want to take sail to the island of Kithnos. Popularly known as foodies’ paradise, gastronomes will find this place really perfect for them to have a taste of the freshest Greek cuisine in the archipelago.

For the fact that it doesn’t attract many tourists, it is perhaps the most suitable place to go if you want to avoid the crowds. Being a traditional island, you can get to see the residents making use of donkey as their means of transporting goods. Here you can experience the remarkable peace of life and get the feeling of rue relaxation, making this island a perfect location to unwind in the course of your charter.

Getting to explore the traditional villages is a unique experience on its own, during your trip to the Antiparos island. In Antiparos you can visit the famous cave, which features underground lakes and has the length of about a mile. You can check if it is accessible to public when you visit because it is surely a place to behold. Here the coastline is encompassed by isolated coves, which can be a great place for swimming and snorkeling during your visit.

Are you on the lookout for yacht charters in Greece, you should not miss sailing along the Cyclades. No one should! With charming archaeological sites, secluded anchorages, great nightlife, and fantastic food you will be let with a touch of awe that you would never want to forget in a hurry.


Keep Playing! Spain’s Senior Playgrounds Show You Can Have Fun at Any Age

weWe believe in the old adage that “age is just a number.” You can see it in our bikes and the people who love them; we’ve taken people who were 60 through 80 and had felt unhappy just sitting at home, and turned them into fun loving electric bikers, who can now cruise around town whenever they want, with or without their kids & grandkids.

So, it bring us great pleasure to see another organization that’s adopted this same mentality. In Europe, Spain is building playgrounds and parks specially made for retirees and golden-agers. Check out the video below!

You might be thinking – what’s so special about playgrounds for seniors? Well, beyond the general fact that they’re awesome, they offer a number of great benefits.

First off, they encourage mobility; this keeps you more flexible and nimble, and is good for not just your joints but your heart as well.

Second, by getting seniors out and about, it helps them make friends, stave off depression, and build stronger social bonds with their families and their community as a whole.

Case in point, “…once you stop moving, things go badly. If you exercise you feel better,” says retiree Manuel Francisco Martin. “When you go up a couple of steps you don’t get out of breath. When you walk for 10 minutes you feel calm and relaxed.”


Not only are these playgrounds heart-smart, they’re intelligent from a fiscal perspective too. With 40 to 45 percent of Spain’s population soon to be retirees, (according to PRI) it behooves the government to keep that population healthy. Instead of dealing with huge medical bills down the line, this initiative instead lets them spend far more modestly on playgrounds that not only look good, but do good as well. Now that’s a win-win!

Brought to you by EVELO Electric Bicycles, the maker of amazing bikes for people of all ages and abilities.

The Best of Holidays at The Roseland Peninsula

There are very few (if any) places in the United Kingdom that come close to matching the beauty of the Roseland Peninsula. Bordered by the Fal Estuary to the west and the Atlantic to the east, this gorgeously unspoilt stretch of coastline has been declared part of Cornwall’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Which is something you immediately realise is well deserved upon arrival, when you’re greeted by beautiful beaches, dramatic cliffs, quaint countryside and the most idyllic Cornish villages you’ll ever lay eyes on.

Regarded as nothing short of “The best beach destination in England” by more than a few fans, Cornwall as a whole is a dream for family holidays. With more than 300 miles of coastline to explore, world-class resorts and a summer climate that’s the envy of the British Isles, it’s easy to see why the UK heads south-west every year in droves. But while the most obvious mainstay resorts and seaside towns have their charms, there’s something distinctly unspoilt and almost secretive about the Roseland Peninsula.


Suffice to say, it’s a secret you really should take the time to discover!

Blissful Beaches

Despite being no more than about 50 minutes by car from Newquay, Roseland couldn’t look or feel any different. The seas around this part of Cornwall are reliably calm and are mirrored by the clientele making the most of them. Though busy in the summer, things don’t get nearly as crowded and congested as you might expect.

While the twin beaches of St. Mawes remain some of the most popular and idyllic on the peninsula, some argue that the gold medal has to go the way of Porthbeor Beach. It’s certainly one of the most stunning and dramatic by far, while the rather treacherous descent to get to it in the first place keeps things relatively quiet. Also worth checking out are the gorgeous beaches at the fishing village of Portloe, which is still as active today as it ever was. A great place to try the local shellfish, with local fishermen bringing in their bounties early every morning throughout the season.


Inspiring Attractions

Roseland is most certainly not short of its visitor attractions, either. Built by the Trist Family in the early 19th Century, the roundhouses of Veryan mark the entrance to the village and are a truly unique sight. They were specifically built with round shapes as it was believed that by giving the devil no corners to hide in, they would protect the village beyond from evil!

Another absolute must is the Castle at St. Mawes. Perched majestically on a clifftop overlooking the bay below, it was built to protect from an expected attack from France that never actually happened. Along with being a truly awe-inspiring sight in its own right, the views from every direction the castle’s location offers are simply magnificent.

Even if churches don’t usually capture your imagination, you’re guaranteed to be blown away by St. Just-in-Roseland Church. Positioned among lush sub-tropical vegetation right at the water’s edge, it looks as if it had been plucked directly from the pages of a fairy-tale. You’ll know in an instant why it is considered one of, if not the most beautiful church in the United Kingdom.

And for kids of the 80s, St. Anthony Lighthouse is not only a highly impressive and important landmark, but also happens to be the set where ‘Fraggle Rock’ was shot all those years ago!

Outstanding Accommodation

Of course, the Roseland Peninsula as a whole is awash with all manner of accommodation options – everything from back-to-basics camping right through to five-star hotels. However, if you’re really looking to experience the county at its very best, there’s nothing quite like a stay in your own private Cornish cottage – Portscatho Holidays is one of the local top holiday cottages provider worth checking in advance. For group trips and family holidays alike, an exquisite cottage provides that genuine home-from-home feeling, along with unrivalled value for money. Not only this, but choose a pet-friendly cottage and there’s no reason why any member of the family should be left home!

For a cosy couple’s getaway, 1 Harbour Court in Portscatho ticks all the right boxes. Boasting gorgeous water views and its own outdoor living space, there’s no better way of soaking up the delights of this stunning village. For larger groups, our property at 2 The Quarry sleeps up to eight and also welcomes pets. A short walk from the harbour, this classic townhouse features its own private parking area and boasts wonderful sea views.

The right cottage for you and your group really can transform your trip to the Roseland Peninsular into the holiday of a lifetime.

Island Hopping in the Saronic Gulf

If you’re planning a first sailing holiday in the Greek islands, it does not get much better than cruising the glorious waters of the Saronic Gulf. There’s an added bonus to choosing this particular region for a sailing holiday because it’s so easy to get to if you decide to make Athens the starting point of your seafaring adventure. On top of this, this stretch of coastline boasts being a lot more sheltered from the Meltimi winds when they blow. In short, for first time sailors, it’s the perfect place to start a Greek island holiday on the water.

There are five beautiful islands that are definitely worth charting a course for when sailing the Saronic Gulf all of which are perfect to island hop since they are within easy sailing distance of one another.

Aegina – A Popular Sailing Stopover

Aegina is a popular sailing stopover for many yachts that choose to sail the Saronic Gulf. The atmosphere of the island is thriving because it’s such a great place to drop anchor or moor up in a chosen marina or fishing harbour, so much so a vibrant sailing community has established itself on Aegina. The cafes and bars found around the island’s main marina are always full of avid sailors and lovers of life on the water. Aegina’s Old Town is also worth a visit with its charming side streets, but further afield the Temple of Aphaia offers some of the best panoramic views of the surrounding areas and coastlines. Aegina is famous for its pistachio nuts which are thought to be some of the best on the planet and why many people stock up with these nutty treats when visiting the island.

Hydra – Relaxation at its Best

Hydra is a wonderful small island that boasts a lot to offer when it comes to a relaxing atmosphere and wonderful selection of historic monasteries and buildings. The fact there are no cars on Hydra is a real bonus making it the perfect island to enjoy relaxing walks in idyllic locations. The island also holds a lot of art exhibitions that are well worth visiting during a stopover. There are plenty of safe anchorages and a good choice of places to moor up around this small and fascinating island.

Poros – Old Town Charm

For decades, Poros has attracted sailors to its shores which has led to a good selection of top sailing schools being set up. There’s also a first class marina in Poros which is another reason why it’s always been such a popular sailing destination in the Saronic Gulf. There’s a lot to see on Poros with its delightful Old Town and fascinating Archeological Museum. A lot of yachts and boats choose to drop anchor in the bay so they can spend a night before heading off to their next island destination. The beauty of being on a yacht when cruising these Greek island waters, is that you get to sail close to Bourtzi Castle which is situated on a small island off the western coast. The castle is only accessible by boat and it’s one of the highlights of spending time on Poros.

Spetses – Superb Atmosphere and Nightlife

Spetses is yet another of the Greek islands that’s steeped in history. Although only small, Spetses is a very beautiful island thanks to the fact it’s covered in pine trees and boasts a beautiful coastline. The great thing about making it a landfall is that it’s within easy reach of Athens with sailing craft of every sort finding their way there in the height of the season. As such, the Ayia Marina as well as the Old Harbour are always full of super yachts, sailing craft and luxury motor cruisers. During the day, there’s a wonderfully relaxed atmosphere in Spetses, but it’s in the evenings that things really come to life with the island enjoying a vibrant and bustling nightlife that draws in the crowds.

Epidaurus – Summer Festivals and so Much More

Although Epidaurus is a peninsula and not an island per se, it would be a mistake not to visit this extraordinary town when sailing the Saronic Gulf, more especially thanks to the wonderful festival that takes place in what can only be described as a wonderfully authentic setting. The town boasts a nice marina and although only small, it is possible to moor up for the night so you get to go to the theatre. With this said, it’s best to make a booking early because it’s an extremely popular venue among sailors and other people alike.


If you are planning your first sailing holiday in Greek waters, the Saronic Gulf has a lot to offer in that it is more sheltered from the Meltimi winds when they decide to blow which makes sailing so much more comfortable. There’s a lot to see and visit which makes charting a course an interesting project in its own right. A sailing holiday in this region of the Med is a sheer delight and will see you booking your next adventure before you even reach home.

How the best hotel reservation system can improve bookings and profits for a company

A customer booking a hotel room knows where they want to go, how many people are joining them and how far away from the city centre they want to be. They have put in time to research their ideal destination whether travelling for business or pleasure. The best a hotel company can do to help them is ensure that they have an easy time booking a room. An impressive hotel reservation system for a website will mean that the hassle of booking will be taken away. A great online presence is vital for any company to thrive in a competitive market such as this, but a straightforward booking form is a real gift for travellers who want to have an easy time.


The top staff members at World Hotel Marketing are ready to help create the most remarkable reservation system that will entice tourists back to the website. A hotel company site should be simple to use and include informative descriptions of the living spaces available, as well as a number of pictures that illustrate the beauty of the hotel both inside and out. If there are any extras involved such as swimming pools and spas then companies should talk about them. Social media can certainly play a useful part in promoting a hotel as many firms use Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to show the wonderful facilities they have at their accommodations.

A customer-led agenda is very important for firms to take on as they should be considering what their potential guests want to see on a website. They should also create an app that is often preferred by many travellers as it allows them to very quickly book through a few clicks. The excellent workers at World Hotel Marketing will use the fantastic Booking Direct tool that looks great on a mobile phone, tablet or desktop computer. This top booking system is a first-class effort as it is easy to navigate and is both multi-lingual and accepts all major currencies.

A user-friendly website is exactly what a potential customer needs as he or she could get annoyed with a complex site. Other concerns are pop-ups and if guests are constantly being redirected to another part of the website. These problems can definitely be ironed out and a smoother journey can be created for travellers. It is important to remember that tourists start their trip when they book rather than when they actually get to the hotel. It is exciting to book a break away so prospective guests should be really enticed into making that vital reservation.

Booking Direct is great because it offers Facebook and Google+ integration and has a simple check out process that will encourage web visitors to continue. Top customer interaction is a superb way to keep guests loyal in the future so that they make a return visit. The key part of this strategy is to make the person feel special. This can be done very simply through saving search criteria so that tourists can log on later to see what they were considering previously. There should also be an ability to review a booking and to change or cancel it, so that travellers feel entirely in control of their reservation and to make it an enjoyable experience for them.