Why You Need to Take Your Dream Vacation

We all have one, that picturesque locale that you’ve always dreamed of visiting. But for many of us, that dream never becomes a reality for a variety of reasons. Maybe you think your dream vacation is too expensive, too difficult to get to or take time off of work, or maybe you don’t’ feel like you have the time due to family obligations. Whatever your reason, it is time to stop making excuses and take your dream vacation now. Let DMC Travel Tailor plan the trip of a lifetime for you! They are able to offer their clients exclusive perks and benefits they can’t find elsewhere through their Virtuoso affiliation. Virtuoso is the leading global luxury network that has many of the top hotels, tour and cruise operators.

You Deserve It

First and foremost, everyone deserves a vacation, and especially their dream vacation. You’ve likely spent countless hours daydreaming about your perfect vacation. Maybe you have even saved up some money towards the vacation or researched accommodations or an itinerary. We all work hard and we deserve a relaxing vacation to somewhere we’ve always wanted to go. There is nothing wrong with rewarding yourself with something you’ve always wanted!

Try Something New

Sometimes we get so caught up in the routine of everyday life that we often don’t take the time to try something new. Taking your dream vacation is a chance to shake things up a bit and try something new for once. You will be so glad you did!

Once in a Lifetime Opportunity

Your dream vacation is a once in a lifetime opportunity. While you might take many other vacations throughout your life but you will likely only get one chance to truly go all out and take the vacation of your dreams. So go ahead and take the leap. Contact DMC Travel Tailor and make plans to create the vacation you could only imagine. They have access to partners around the world that will ensure you will have those WOW experiences no matter where you choose to explore. Go ahead and enjoy every minute of it!

Travel Tips: How Can You Avoid Delays at The Security Check

We have been told time and again that we should get to the airport right on time to avoid missing our flights. Traveling can be a nuisance if you don’t know how to save time and avoid the delays. The long drives to airports, the long lines, and frequent delays can really mess you up. You want a smooth travel experience and by not learning these travel security tips and tricks, you are likely to have a bad experience.

Going through security can take a lot of time. Today, airports and airplanes have put in place extreme security measures, this makes the task of getting through quite difficult. However, there are things you can do to ensure that you don’t spend a lot of time in security checks.

Preparing ahead will save your precious time and bring peace of mind. First, if you carry a laptop, make sure you have it out, you will have to load it into the x-ray tray. If it is placed inside the bag stacked with other items on top, it will take a lot of time to remove it. A checkpoint-friendly laptop bag may also work out well because you will not need to remove it at all.

If you are carrying drinks with you, and these are allowed drinks, you should place them in a bag or pouch that is easy to access. You don’t want to start sorting through the bag looking for drinks at the security check.

You may want to take with you some gifts, if that’s the case, you would be better off not to wrap them. If the gifts are wrapped, the security may have to unwrap them, and you know what? You will have to spend a couple of minutes wrapping them back after the security check, and that’s time wasted.

DMC Travel Tailor, a travel company that specializes in luxury travel, helps you with all your travel design needs. Besides travel tips, they are also able to get you benefits through their Virtuoso affiliation you wouldn’t be able to get on your own. They will provide you with a personalized and custom-tailored travel experience to make sure you make the most of all your travel adventures.

 

 

5 Character Traits that You Can Develop While Traveling

Many surveys revealed that this generation of millennials tend to travel more than the previous generations because they are influenced by their friends and motivated by the posts they see on social media. While the reasons for traveling vary, most of them share that their main purpose for traveling is to experience a new culture and eat local foods.

If you are one of the many young ones who have a couple of travel destinations on their bucket list, here is another reason for you to continue exploring the world – it can help you develop the following positive character traits:

  1. Faith in Others. More often than not, you are at the mercy of the locals when you are traveling to an unfamiliar place. When your positive experiences with them increase, you tend to be more optimistic of people.
  2. Humility. Seeing how astounding and enormous the world is every time you travel will help keep you grounded and humble.
  3. Creativity. Being around people of different background and culture helps you to learn different ways of doing things. This will open your mind to come up with different ideas and to think outside the box.
  4. Broadmindedness. Traveling will help you be more open to new things and experiences because you get to meet people who do things and live differently.
  5. Courage. Doing different things that you wouldn’t normally do with people you don’t even know help ease your usual fears and give you strength to continue living fearlessly.

Given the information above, it is clear how travel can greatly help you transform into a better version of yourself. If you want to fully immerse yourself in various cultures and tick several travel goals off your bucket list, you should get in touch with DMC Travel Tailor, The Luxury Travel Specialists, for your next getaway. This travel company is committed to helping adventure lovers get the most out of their travel experience so you can realize your dreams.

Not for Everyone

Even though traveling is one of the most rewarding things you can find in life, it is definitely not for everyone. However, when it comes to traveling, there are experiences, places, and cultures to fit all tastes. A lot of people gravitate towards the cheaper options; backpacking and hostels present a great opportunity for youngsters who want to see as many places as possible. This can be a great experience, however, there comes a moment when you will see that traveling and getting to know a culture implies much more than simply having your passport stamped.

If you are truly interested in an immersive experience, you should be looking at what the luxury travel specialists have got to offer. Luxury travel isn’t just about visiting high-end hotels, it means making sure you have access to the right people who will be able to show you exactly what you want to see. Are you looking for unique experiences? Are you interested in having a high-end travel concierge to attend to your every need? DMC Travel is the agency that can offer this and so much more.

Luxury travel isn’t for everyone, but it will definitely offer you a very different experience than the one you had while traveling in your earlier years. With their dream travel designers, you will be able to plan and enjoy the perfect vacation. Whether you want to travel with a friend, your family or even to plan out your honeymoon, you can rest assured that, with their help, you’ll get the luxury travel experience you’ve been looking for.

DMC Travel isn’t your regular kind of travel agency. They pride themselves on being able to craft the vacation of your dreams for you. While they take care of all the details, you will be able to simply travel, enjoy and make the most out of your trip.

A Temple Kind of Day in Siem Reap, Cambodia

I recently came back from Siem Reap, Cambodia.  It was my first time there.   We had 2 full days to pack stuff in to see!  One of the days, we picked to see 3 temples with our lovely and knowledgeable tour guide, Sothoun OK, who was recommended at the Sofitel, where we were staying.

We rode in a tuk tuk for our first early morning stop at Angkor Wat.  Loved riding in a tuk tuk, such a great way to see a place without being confined by windows!  Great for taking pictures as well, which I love to do!

We were told our shoulders and knees had to be covered to see the largest religious monument in the world, according to Wikipedia.  I decided to wear jeans, since I didn’t pack any capris for my 17 day trip and brought a change of clothes for me to change into when we finished, as it was hot and humid in December here!   I almost wore a long skirt, but was so glad I didn’t as they wouldn’t let the girl behind us up the stairs with her skirt on!  Sothoun explained to us that it was originally built as a Hindu temple for the Khmer empire (Khmer meaning people of Cambodia), which later turned into a Buddhist temple toward the end of the 12th century.
There were people waiting in a line to go up the steep steps to look inside the temple, but since we got there around 8:30am the line was not so bad.
Dripping with sweat, we waited for about 20 minutes to get to the steps.  Once we were in here is the view we saw.
Before we made it out of the temple, we all dug into our bags to get our lighter clothes out and changed before exiting the grounds!  I felt so much better after peeling off my jeans that were sticking to me!

In a book I saw pictures of this temple when it stood not ruined; it was breathtakingly beautiful with all of the vivid colors showcasing all of its details.  It would have been amazing to see it then!

After having lunch at a local spot near by and resting in hammocks for a bit, we were off to our second temple, Ta Prohm, known for its massive trees and also for the fact that they filmed parts of Tomb Raider here.  I have never seen so many trees so gigantic and surreal looking.  It really did feel like I was on a movie set here!  Nature is a wonder!

Our third and last temple of the day was Bayon, which is known for its many smiling stone faces of the bodiesattva Avalokiteshvara.  The word Avalokiteshvara is interpreted many ways as told on Buddhism.about.com, a couple of which include: “The Lord Who Looks Down” and “The Lord Who Looks in Every Direction.”  Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara means the embodiment of great compassion.

According to Wikipedia, the Bayon temple was the last state temple to be built at Angkor and is unique in that it was the only temple to be built primarily as a Mahayana Buddhist shrine dedicated to Buddha.  It was built by King Jayavarman VII around 1190 AD.  Many have thought the curious smiling image is a portrait of the King Jayavarman and has been viewed as the “Mona Lisa of Southeast Asia” according to sacred-destinations.com.

I am glad I had a chance to see these famous ancient Cambodian temples.  As always, seeing new places and learning new things is eye opening and expands our knowledge of not only history, but of other cultures and religions around the world.

Traveling Can Broaden Your Vision

Traveling is bliss. You get to learn about various cultures and beliefs. You get to see exotic places. By meeting and interacting with new people, you widen your horizon of thinking. It makes you a complete person capable of looking at life from a broad perspective.

However, traveling requires you to make the right kind of preparations. Having the right kind of company to help you is essential. Contacting a travel agency should be the right way to go about it. When you have to do so, it would be great if you chose a travel agency sharing the same kind of passion you have. DMC Travel Tailor is one such travel agency.

Launched by two passionate people, Daniele and Stefany, this travel agency is different in many ways from the run of the mill travel agencies you see all over the place. This travel concierge company works with the sole aim of converting the dreams of travelers into memories. The best aspect of this company is that Daniele and Stefany enjoy traveling around the world discovering new places and cultures. In addition, they have tremendous experience in serving high-end clientele. This company tailors the trips according to the need of the traveler. Hence, the name DMC Travel Tailor suits them to a ‘T’.

The choice of destination is an important aspect of traveling. This company caters to a wide range of destinations such as Italy, Africa, Fiji, the British Virgin Islands, and much more. Each trip can be an education by itself. Hence, the motto of the company, “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer,” suits the company the best.

The other positive aspect of this concierge company is that they love giving back to society. They earmark 5% of their earnings to a charity fund enabling them to volunteer their services to help children, adults, and animals in need.