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Three Thrilling Theme Parks Opening Soon!


Theme parks are a mecca for adrenaline junkies looking to get their blood pumping and thrill seekers looking for their next big thrill.

Some of the most popular theme parks that are already open include Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida and Alton Towers Resort in England. However, every theme park is different, from the food they provide to the rides they offer, meaning you will never have the same experience twice.

There are a number of theme parks opening around the world very soon, only adding to the already vast collection around the world, meaning thrill seekers and adrenaline junkies have a few more places to add to their already lengthy bucket lists:

3 #Thrilling #Themeparks

 Dubai Parks and Resorts, UAE 

Hotel Transylvania, Thrilling Theme parks

Opening in October this year, Dubai Parks and Resorts is made up of three theme parks, one water park, one entertainment park and a stunning hotel where visitors can rest their heads after a long day filled with fun.

Legoland Dubai, Thrilling theme parks

The three theme parks include motion gate™ DUBAI, Bollywood PARKS™ DUBAI and LEGOLAND® DUBAI, and the one water park being LEGOLAND® WATER PARK, each of which takes on their own theme and have a number of roller coasters, water slides, and something for the smaller members of the family.

Located in Dubai, this theme park is the place for those looking for a fun day out filled with adventure with their family or their friends.

For those interested in visiting all of the parks, we know how pricey it can get. However, Dubai Parks and Resorts offers a great deal where you can purchase a theme park pass and visit each park as many times are you want!

Disney’s Star Wars Land, USA 

Disney's Star Wars- Thrilling Theme Park

Opening as the Disneyland Resort in both Anaheim, California, and Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida, Star Wars Land – as you can tell by the name – is going to be home to all things Star Wars.

The new land will be made up of 14 acres and will immerse visitors into the Star Wars universe through a number of far-out attractions, amazing entertainment and scary thrill rides.

It has been said that the land will be crawling with inhabitants from out of this world, some that will include: humanoids, aliens, and droids, all of which will make the whole experience feel authentic.

 Fantasy Island, Singapore fantasy island Singapore, Thrilling Theme Park

This has to be one of the coolest theme parks to open yet, simply because it will be the world’s largest eco-park!

The eco-park will be located 16-kilomertre from Singapore, and visitors will get there via a short boat ride, with Fantasy Island spreading out across 328-hectares of tropical island and will include an Avatar Habitat, Rainforest Paradise, Simba Adventure, Mangrove Safari Rides, Riau Jungle Explorer, Aqua Adventure and Deep Ocean Wonder – all amazing activities perfect for the whole family to enjoy together in the outdoors.

Plan your next holiday to an amazing theme park, and enjoy an action-packed holiday with your friends or family that you will remember for years to come.

*/Ibtisaam is a self-diagnosed wanderlust with a healthy obsession for travelling the globe. You can find her ticking off her bucket list of places to go when she is not on the lookout for the comfiest hotel suites from Dubai all the way to Buenos Aires. /*

7 Recommended Mountain Walks in Sydney

7 Recommended Mountain Walks in Sydney

Australia features summits worth hiking or walking up. You can immerse yourself in the beauty of Australia by walking and exploring its world-class walking tracks located from various cities such as Sydney.

Blue mountains- recommended mountain walks in Sydney
Blue mountains

Blue Mountains, a range where mountain walks criss-cross with heritage trails and wilderness views. There are various National Parks like Royal National Park that is considered as world’s second-oldest national park, offering sweeping coastal breath-taking views.

Whether you are a nature lover or seeking thrill and adventure, mountain walks are for you.

Below are some of the best mountain walks you can try when in Australia:

 Mount Solitary, Blue Mountains

Mount solitary-recommended mountain walks in Sydney
Mount Solitary

Mount Solitary is located in New South Wales, Australia. With this hike, you will need a sturdy pair of boots and determination to accomplish this tough walk. This is one of the toughest walks in the list and you need to conquer this nine-kilometre walk for six hours. However, the reward for completing the walk is seeing the breath-taking views of the mountain and see the eagles in the flesh. You can start the walk at the Federal Pass then follow the path of a former tramway track before heading to the rough path along Mount Solitary’s ridge, including a detour to Chinamans Gully. It is recommended that you start early to give you more time to relax at the summit.

 Leura Cascades, Leura

Leura Cascades- recommended mountain walks in Sydney
Leura Cascades

Leura Cascades is located in Leura, New South Wales, Australia. This walk is tagged moderate because you can finish it within 30 minutes and you will arrive at a waterfall after. The walk involves few short, steep hills and steps may require assistance but there are handrails. The popular tourist walk includes walking past streaming waterfalls, large ferns, some decent cliff top views and a lookout. Leura Cascades is easily accessible because it features designated parking and facilities and a picnic ground. Its car park is located on Cliff Drive between Katoomba and Leura. The area is well posted with signs.

 National Pass, Blue Mountains

National Pass starts the walk at the Wentworth Falls picnic area, and then you will pass by epic waterfalls and lookouts with sweeping views, before reaching the historic Grand Stairway. It offers scenic views of the many natural wonders of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park. As you start your walk, you can stroll over to Jamison lookout and take in magnificent views of the valley below. Going down the walk, you will enter Valley of the Waters that houses Empress, Silvia, and Lodore Falls. Once you climb back out of the valley then you can take a break at Conservation Hut and enjoy a warm cuppa.

Barrenjoey Lighthouse

Barrenjoey Lighthouse- recommended skywalks in Sydney
Barrenjoey Lighthouse

Barrenjoey Lighthouse is located at Barrenjoey Head at Palm Beach on Sydney’s northern beaches. The lighthouse is accessible daily and open for guided tours every Sunday. Weekend walk at Barrenjoey Lighthouse offers a quick road trip up to Palmy, but climbing up the Barrenjoey Lighthouse will allow you to see the amazing views of the sea, Pittwater, and the national park. You can complete the walk in 1.5 hours.

Burning Mountain

Burning Mountain- Recommended skywalks in Sydney
Burning Mountain

Burning Mountain is a hill in New South Wales, Australia. It is also known as the Wingen Mountain. Although it is a more of a hill than a mountain, the burning part of it is spot on. There is a coal seam under the 30 meters’ ground, which has been on fire for around 6,000 years. It’s accessible 4.5 kilometers area will let you explore this phenomenon. You can check the impact of it burning feature on geology, animals, and plants. It is believed that its burning ground provides ghostly homes to little creatures to the red gums growing along cracks in the earth.

 Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay walk

To see the majestic views of Sydney Harbour, you must take the walk from Bradleys Head to Chowder Bay. The walk will take you from Taronga Zoo to the beach and cafes at Chowder Bay. The walk will give you gentle bush track weaves around the harbour headlands. As you continue walking, you can see the Opera House and Harbour Bridge and watch the boats going to Bradleys Head Amphitheatre.

Circular Quay to Botanic Gardens

Circular Quay from the eastern side (2008)- recommended skywalks in Sydney
Circular Quay from the eastern side (2008)

This walk showcases the architectural icons of Australia. It will take one hour from Circular Quay to Botanic Gardens. It offers some view of a windmill, aviary, and a zoo. The walk is recommended for novice botanists, nature lovers and some who needs a break from the stress of the city.


About the author:

Candice Larson is a nature and travel enthusiast. She’s into writing as well and contributes to Holiday Inn Parramatta blog. Candice is juggling time between work and graduate studies.

The Best Way to Plan Your Rail Journey in the UK

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Trainline App for a better rail journey

Whether it’s about getting the cheapest prices for your next UK national rail booking or about getting benefits of saving while buying your rail tickets in advance – there are an infinite number of reasons that can lure you to Trainline app. You can always get in touch with their dedicated team at Trainline Contact Number to get the latest information on the deals provided by them, cancel or amend your tickets, to know about their fees and ticket types and much more.

Trainline App, the best way to plan your rail journey

There is no denying the fact that London is the heart of the United Kingdom and if you’ve still not decided on where to spend your summer this year, go ahead and plan your journey with Trainline journey Planner to get a perfect and splendid start of your vacation.

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UK Train Line Railway Timetable app for the iPad

Trainline will help you save a good amount on your rail tickets by highlighting the cheapest ticket prices for your London journey. They are experts to help you plan your journey by making it simple, quick and efficient. You can keep a check on live train departures, their arrival times and fare details in advance, so you can accordingly plan your journey and vacation in an efficient and effective manner.

It will help you save on rail tickets by highlighting the cheapest prices for your next UK national rail booking. You can benefit from great savings when buying your train tickets in advance. If you are flexible with your time of travel, use the best fare finder to find cheap train tickets that other customers have found.

The journey planner tool with Trainline App will help you identify which trains are at peak, off-peak or super off-peak so you can grab the best deal with super discounts on your rail tickets. You would have never guessed, but booking in advance through Trainline can actually help you save up to 43% on an average.

Even if you’re already on the move, you can save money by downloading Trainline mobile app (available for iOS, iPad and Android) to book your train tickets or find the latest travel, platform or delay information.

There are few selected routes available on Trainline app which means that you can get the privilege of using mobile ticketing and won’t have to wait in queues at ticket collecting machines. With the live platform and departure information, journey planning and smart mobile tickets, Trainline is diligently working on to be the people’s first choice mobile app.

Feel free to reach their dedicated team on Trainline Contact Number to get a go-to solution for saving money on train tickets and to make train travel easier, cheaper and smarter.

7 reasons to add Kyoto to your bucket list

Bucket list (title), Kyoto, Japan

Home to tranquil temples, lush gardens, striking shrines and mysterious geishas, a visit to Japan would not be complete without venturing to its cultural and historic center, Kyoto. Providing a striking contrast to the chaotic, neon-lit and modernistic mega-city of Tokyo, Kyoto is a completely different world. The city exudes warmth, classic character and a timeless elegance so palpable it almost feels as if time has stood still.

Therein lies the magic of Kyoto and it is reason enough to add this captivating city to your bucket list RIGHT NOW. If you need a little more convincing, however, here are seven more reasons to add Kyoto to any Japan travel itinerary.


1) Gion District

The oldest district in Kyoto, Gion is the epicenter of geisha culture. Here you’ll find a winding maze of alleyways, a myriad of tea houses, incredible shopping, delectable cuisine and night-time entertainment. You’ll more than likely spot a geisha or two as they disappear down the winding streets and trust me, it will all hardly seem real.

2) Bamboo Forest

The Arashiyama Bamboo Forest is one of Kyoto’s most striking and well-known sights, and for good reason. Standing amid towering stalks of bamboo is a moment of pure magic, and one not to be missed on a trip to Kyoto.

Bamboo Forest, Kyoto, Japan

3) Stay in a traditional ryokan (guesthouse)

While there are plenty of Western-style accommodation options in Kyoto, there’s nothing like embracing traditional Japanese culture and staying in a ryokan. The hospitality you’ll experience will no doubt be the highlight of your visit.

4) Wear a beautiful kimono

You will see kimonos everywhere in Kyoto and a stay in a ryokan comes with a kimono lent to you for the duration of your stay.


5) Fushimi Inari-Taisha

Sitting at the base of a thickly wooded mountain, the seemingly endless passageway of brilliant orange gates is one of the most recognized sights in all of Japan. In reality, there are thousands of orange gates leading all the way up Mount Inari and this is perhaps one of the most impressive religious sites I’ve visited till date.

6) Tenryuji Temple

Kyoto is home to hundreds of exquisite temples but if you visit just one during your time in Kyoto, make it Tenryuji. It is simply stunning and no photos will ever do it justice. Be sure to see it for yourself!

Tenryuji Temple, Kyoto, Japan

7) Incredible Shopping

Shijo Street in the heart of central Kyoto is a shopper’s paradise. Here you’ll find everything you can imagine, and then some. Not far from Shijo Street is the famous Nishiki Market – an incredible marketplace of more than one hundred shops and restaurants and another must-visit for those among us who love to shop.

If you have plans to head to Japan, be sure to add Kyoto to your itinerary – you won’t regret it!

Source: Tripoto

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