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Author: Jamie Sheets

Hi, my name is Jamie Sheets. I am the founder of tourisme-turc.com and I love to travel! Whenever I go on a trip, I document it and share it with others who want to see what life is like in other parts of the world.
Things We Should Know About Travel Scams

Things We Should Know About Travel Scams

Travel Insurance
Travel scams are actually a big global industry and it is every changing, as well as numerous. There are travel scams that we should be aware of and they could happen both in big cities and rural areas. It means that we shouldn’t walk with our eyes closed, thinking that we always have a smooth travel. Cultural differences, unfamiliar surroundings and languages barriers could turn tourists into easier prey for travel scammers. Knowledgeable and resourceful travellers should check travel forums, where others gather to tell their experience when visiting an attraction. There are many scams we can find in destinations areas. No fuel scam is a popular one and it happens when a stranger approach us saying that he has run out of gas. Instead of giving the person some fuel, we should offer to acc...
Low Cost Trip In London

Low Cost Trip In London

Travel Insurance
London is known as among the most expensive city and there’s no such thing as a free lunch in it, literally. Fortunately, we can make our own affordable sandwiches by going to the grocery stores and pack our rucksack for our low-cost trip in the city. There are a variety of attractions and events in London that won’t cost us a bean. They may not be the most luxurious, but for people who haven’t gone to London before, this could be a rather interesting trip. The Old Bailey is a place for people who fancy living a little dangerously. It’s a popular criminal court and the place where famous trials were held. The Yorkshire Ripper, Lord Haw Haw (William Joyce), Dr. Crippen and Oscar Wilde were once trialled in the Old Bailey. It is a popular attraction and we may need to queue in specific ...
How To Have An Unforgettable Family Vacation

How To Have An Unforgettable Family Vacation

Holidays, Vacation
Family vacation should be something fun that we can do. It is important for us to involve the entire family members during the planning process, even our small children. We shouldn’t be under the impression that children should follow everything that parents want or that parents need to put their interests at bay to satisfy their children. A family vacation should be about balance that can provide the whole family with excitement and fun. Travelling abroad with the whole family can introduce more variables that we don’t expect, so depending on where we plan to go; we should make sure that we have enough planning.When planning our vacation, we should be aware that there could be many details that we need to consider. When making a check list, we should make sure that the all family me...
Travelling In Venice

Travelling In Venice

Destination
Venice is a magical city in the north of Italy. A good time to visit Venice is during the summer, with maps and hats on our head, we should be able to explore some of the most attractive destinations. Despite its narrow, complicated street systems, we should be able to navigate them using the mapping service in our phone. However, we should be aware that some of the smaller alleys may not be shown on the map. Fortunately, being lost in the old city isn’t actually a catastrophe, because there are many things we can see. Venice is actually made of a group of small islands, which are interconnected by bridges and canals. In some cases, we can reach other areas of Venice by ferries. There are many spots we can visit when we go to Venice. In the heart of Venice, stands the Rialto Bri...
How To Minimize Stress During Long Haul Trips

How To Minimize Stress During Long Haul Trips

Air Travel
Long haul trips can be quite a challenge for many people. We could spend many hours in buses, trains or airplanes. It means, we should have the ability to deal and cope with travel-related stress. There are things we should do to minimize stress during a trip. One thing that we should be aware of is that we shouldn’t drink alcohol. It is the number one reason people get stressed very easily during a long haul trip. Alcohol has a tendency to change any calm and sane person into a completely raving lunatic. We have seen many decent people who behave badly after drinking alcohol. If we are about to take long haul trip on bus, train and aircraft, it is recommended to avoid drinking any alcohol, even if it is just beer and wine. This will help us to manage our stress level and we will...
Low Cost Trip in Europe

Low Cost Trip in Europe

Travel Insurance
Europe is one of the more expensive destinations. There are some developed countries in Europe with high costs of living and this will affect our overall expenses. After paying our roundtrip plane ticket, we should use common sense, or a trip in Europe can be really expensive. By saving money, we can preserve our sanity and enjoy our trip better. Obviously, we shouldn’t live entirely on crumbs while we are visiting Europe, but we should spend so much money that can cause financial issues when we are at home. As an example, it may not be a good idea to travel between European countries with airplanes. Europe is relatively small compared to America, Asia and Africa, so we can choose train and bus. Both forms of transportations can save us a lot of money. When travelling between countrie...
How To Stay Safe In A Foreign City

How To Stay Safe In A Foreign City

Travel Insurance
If we know what we should do, most big cities like Paris, London and New York can be very safe. However, no matter safe a city is, we should take a number of precautionary steps to make sure that we stay safe no matter what we do. The most important thing to know is that we shouldn’t act too obviously that we are travellers. Before visiting the city, we should do research to make sure that we are familiar with the overall layout of the city. There should be very safe parts of the city, parts that are safe only during the day and parts that are unsafe for the entire day. We shouldn’t walk around with our guidebook, map, name tag and camera in plain sight. It is also a bad idea to leave our valuables in the hotel room. Many areas in big cities are completely safe during the day; but we shou...
Things We Should Know When Visiting Italy

Things We Should Know When Visiting Italy

Destination
Italy is known as the place where great art treasures were created and stored. History and art enthusiasts would be assured of a rich and rewarding experience. However, things can be less frustrating and more rewarding if we know more than a few things about the country. As with any foreign places, there are traditions, ways of doing things and local customs that can be quite strange to visitors. However, it is our responsibility to know about this thing beforehand, so we won’t risk causing unnecessary offenses. One of the more peculiar things is that there are some places in Italy where we pay to sit. As an example, in Milan, vast bulk of patrons in coffee shops are often seen stand casually, while consuming their cup of coffee and biscuit. We could assume that they are simply i...
Why you shouldn’t have a Long Vacation in Las Vegas

Why you shouldn’t have a Long Vacation in Las Vegas

Holidays, Vacation
It’s probably true that there’s no place like Las Vegas in the whole world. On a daily basis, even not during the holiday season, people from around the world are coming to the city. Las Vegas is so attractive that some people with much money to spare decide to have a long vacation by renting an apartment or house for the whole year before they go back to their home country. Unfortunately, there are reasons that this may not be a good idea. One common reason is that the local housing market is over-inflated. This also applies for the house renting market. Renting houses and high-rise condo units is actually only for the wealthy. People who want to stay for months or even years in Las Vegas should also about the city’s water situation. The water is taken from the Lake Mead and compared to ...
How To Travel Light

How To Travel Light

Travel Insurance
It is actually possible to travel through foreign countries with nothing but carry-on luggage. Before travelling light, we should make a conscious decision to travel light. It comes with many benefits, as well as some consequences and even a few inconveniences. It also takes some efforts in advance and this is something that we need to consider if our time i valuable. Luggage checks in airports are often considered as the major causes of delays and congestion. Fewer checked luggage also means one less line. Many airlines are also charging significantly for extra luggage. When we arrive in destination country and get off the plane, we will immediately enjoy the benefit of travelling light. We could walk directly to customs and complete the process very quickly. When we return to the airp...