5 tips to make your next family trip the most enjoyable

5 tips to make your next family trip the most enjoyable

Family trips can be a great way to get to know your family better, to get back in touch with them become of your busy schedule or simply to enjoy life with the people you like. But traveling with children can be challenging sometimes. Here are 5 tips to make sure you have the best time with your family on your next family holiday!

5. Don’t make it too long

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If it is the first time traveling your children, we recommend you to start with a trip no longer than one week. The reason being that on this first trip, the goal is to make them enjoy traveling and a longer trip can make them miss home. This experience will also give you an insight on what they love and what they don’t. This information is very useful for planning your upcoming trips and you can therefore start extending them longer and longer. Personally, we believe that the job as a parent while traveling is to help their kids open their mind to discover new culture and become travel savvy as you are. Who knows, maybe they will be the one who will plan your family trips in the future!    

4. Pick the right accommodation

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If you want to avoid your kids to fight on who as the best bed or the best room, try to find accomodation that does leave space for that. Of course you can always go in traditional hotel rooms, but when you are traveling with a family of more than 5, you usually have to pay a second room, which can get expensive.

Another alternative that we really like is the concept of home sharing like Airbnb or Vrbo, which let you stay in someone’s house. The advantage of this kind of lodging is that you usually have more space for everyone, more privacy for you and your partner and you can save money on food because you don’t have to go to the restaurant everyday. It is alway good to have some space when you are traveling with your family and staying in a bigger accommodation is usually favorable when you are traveling with children.  

3. Don’t expect to do as much as you would normally do

Sure you could fit so many thing in one day when you were traveling when your partner, but now that you have kids, you have to expect to do less. Indeed if you think that way you will put unnecessary stress on your family. To prevent that, make sure you leave more space in your schedule and leave yourself 1 or 2 extra options if you manage to do more than you were expecting. Remember that the important here is to enjoy the time you have with your family!

2. Plan as much as you can

Let’s face it, you are not as young as you use to be and traveling with an entire family is an entire different ball game than traveling by yourself or with your partner. It is way easier for children to get bored than adult, so you should avoid that at all cost if you don’t want to get into a fight. Of course you don’t have to plan everything out, but mapping out your days in advance is a great way not only to save money because of early bird discount, it is also a great way to make sure everybody is happy, and we know that when the kids are happy, the parents are happy!

1. Make sure your family sleeps well along the way

Whether you are traveling by car or plane, the first thing you want is to be able to enjoy your trip as soon as you arrive at destination. Who’s ever arrived to is dream destination, but wasn’t able to enjoy it right away, whether it was because of jetlag or exhaustion.  If you travel by plane, to prevent that discomfort, we recommend you to read our article, 5 tips to sleep well on a plane. Another challenge when you travel with your family, specially by car, is to keep your children calm. A great way to do that is to make them sleep as long as possible. You can either use sleeping pills, which is not ideal for young children, or use more natural alternatives like the use of a travel pillow. With that in mind you are good to start your journey on the right track!  

The article “5 tips to make your next family trip the most enjoyable” was written by Simon Dallaire, co-founder of Ibboo4u, Inc.

5 tips to relieve back pain

5 tips to relieve back pain

Whether you are a frequent flyer, a sportsman or an older person, everyone suffers from back pain at some point in their life. Here are five tips that will help you relieve your pain the next time you have back pain.

5. Maintain a healthy weight

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Maintaining a healthy weight has several benefits. It helps to reduce cardiorespiratory diseases, to have a higher life expectancy, a better self-esteem and to reduce the weight on the joints. A healthy weight also reduces the pressure that overweight can bring, allowing you to be active longer.

 

 

4. Stretch to maintain your flexibility

Exercising is important, but stretching is also an important part to prevent and relieve back pain. In fact, if you don’t stretch, you’ll most likely have muscle soreness that can make your situation even worse. Stretching will also allow you to be more flexible, wish will prevent back pain on the long run.

 

3. Exercise to have strong back muscle

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Studies show that people with  back pain who rest feel more pain and have a harder time with daily tasks than those who stay active. Therefore, physical activity is often the best medicine for back pain. You don’t have to be a pro at the gym to relief that pain, simply walking can be helpful.

2. Sleep well

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A good night of sleep as been proven to have many benefits. It is not only important to have proper hours of sleep, it is also very important to choose the right mattress. It as been proven that Soft mattresses push your back out of alignment, so the best option is to find a mattress that’s  medium to firm for back pain relief.

1. Maintain a good posture

Maintaining a good posture is key to prevent and relief back pain. Poor posture is a major contributor of back pain because it adds up over time. Standing up straight will help keep your back healthy and pain-free. When you’re sitting, getting a chair that’s designed to keep your back straight will help. Another cheaper option than buying an expensive chair is to use lumbar cushion, such as the Ibboo lumbar cushion.

 

Si vous avez d’autres conseils pour soulager les maux de dos, partagez-les dans les commentaires ou envoyez-nous un message, nous aimerions en entendre parler!

The article “5 tips for relieve back pain” was written by Simon Dallaire, co-founder of Ibboo4u, Inc.

4 Best Remote Job Opportunities for Travelers

4 Best Remote Job Opportunities for Travelers

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Being able to travel around the world and enjoy a flexible schedule at work is a dream come true for many people nowadays. Today’s society has changed a lot, being influenced by technological development. Therefore, you no longer have to stay in an office from 9 to 6 to be able to work and earn a generous income. You have technology on your side which is making anything possible and minimizing the distance barrier. Now it becomes easier to communicate and work in the same team with someone from a different city without even feeling the distance. Moreover, if you like traveling, then you no longer have to dream about it but to start doing it. There are plenty of destinations which you can visit in 2019. So, keep reading this article and discover some of the remote job opportunities which you can try while traveling.

4 Best Remote Job Opportunities for Travelers

1. Become a freelance writer

There are many people thinking that they have to have some special skills to become a writer. In reality, you don’t need to be born with any special gift, but to be open for research and use your imagination to write about things. When you are a traveler, then you can consider yourself lucky as you have found one of the most popular niches you can write about. You can combine pleasure with work and write about the places you are visiting and earn a generous income out of it.

Moreover, you can establish collaborations with airline companies or hotels from different destinations to write guest posts about their services and receive free tickets or accommodation. Furthermore, when you are at the beginning, you can use tools like FlyWriting or Grammarly to make sure that your text is correct. You can start by sending your texts to websites like BestUKWriters or launching your own travel blog.

2. Work as a translator

When you know at least one foreign language, then you can easily work as a translator. This is an ideal job if you want to travel around the world as it is both well-paid and also offers enough flexibility.

“Translation jobs are very popular nowadays as there are a lot of companies opening offices in different locations worldwide. Therefore, you can use your knowledge in a particular niche to translate their materials in the foreign languages you know. In addition, there are plenty of translation platforms where you can apply for jobs. Thus, you have enough flexibility to travel as much as you want because you just need a stable internet connection and you are ready to work”, says Ezra Chasser, a content specialist at 99homeworkhelp.com.

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3. Why not become a transcriptionist?

“If you want to become a transcriptionist, you will need a fast typing speed and sharp hearing. A transcriptionist is a person who is able to reproduce and write down what they hear. What is more, a transcriptionist needs to be able to make the difference between accents and to accurately capture the words’ meaning and context”, says Hannah Westfield, a marketing specialist at TheEssayTyper.com. Apart from increased flexibility, a transcriptionist job is also very well paid. Companies are willing to pay generous amounts per audio hour to have their audio materials written down. What is more, you can find plenty of offers on freelancing platforms and take as many projects as you want. Organize your schedule in such a way that you are able to visit as many places as possible and meet the clients’ deadlines also. 

4. Virtual assistant

If you are an organized person who is able to complete work with minimum supervision, then you have the right skills to become a successful virtual assistant. The advantage of this job is that it is extremely flexible, is also well paid. Just imagine how much value you can add to the life of an entrepreneur and collaborate with him to finalize various tasks. What is more, you can agree with your client on the schedule you want to work and organize your days in such a way so that you have enough time to visit as many places as you want.  The technological progress has changed a lot the modern working environment. Therefore, people can get in touch with each other with a simple click and work on various projects even though they are not in the same office. Remote working is an excellent method which you can use to enjoy a flexible schedule and travel around the world. What is more, most remote working opportunities are very well paid, which gives you even more arguments to leave your office and enjoy life to its fullest. 

The article “4 best remote opportunities for travelers” was written by Natalie Anderson, CEO and editorial writer at GetGoodGrade.

5 Tips to sleep well on the plane

5 Tips to sleep well on the plane

No matter how much time you spend on a plane, you might want to take a nap during the trip. Unfortunately, comfort is not always optimal. Here are 5 tips to help you sleep better on your next flights.

5. Take a sleeping pill

A sleeping pill will allow you to sleep like a baby for three to four hours. When you will wake up, you will not even feel the effects. For a traveler who has difficulty sleeping on the plane, this option of last resort can be very effective, especially for a night flight. However, be careful not to create a habit.

4. Do not sleep a lot the day before

This option may not be the healthiest but can still be effective. Spending a sleepless night is not the best idea, but sleeping only four or five hours will allow you to get on the plane already tired. Therefore, it will be easier to fall asleep. Make sure you have enough time on the plane to make up for lost sleep to start your journey on the right foot.

3. Have a drink or two

For many travelers, stopping at the bar before flying is already a habit. After a few drinks, the flight is always more enjoyable, especially if you are able to sleep all the way through the trip. However, sure to drink responsibly and respect other travelers and flight attendants.

2. Choose the seat next to the window

When you have the option of choosing your seat, select the one next to the window. You will be sure to have a place to rest all along your journey. If you are sitting in the center or next to the aisle, just ask the person sitting next to you the permission to lean against his or her shoulder.

1. Sleep with your Ibboo

Any traveler who likes to travel in comfort does so with Ibboo. It will feel like you are relaxing in your living room. Traveling with the ultimate set of travel pillow allows your entire body to relax comfortably. The pillow with the unique design provides a 360-degree support. You will literally have your head in the clouds. The lumbar cushion ensures an optimal rest position for your back. The arm pocket relaxes your upper body. Put on your eye mask and your earplugs and you will reach the dream zone in a few minutes. When you get to your destination, just roll your memory foam set into the little compression bag and you’re all set !

The article “5 Tips to sleep well on the plane” was written by Philippe Dallaire, President and Co-founder of Ibboo4u, Inc.

10 Destinations for Spring Brake

10 Destinations for Spring Brake

Do you want to get away from your busy life during spring brake? Why not go on a trip! Wether you feel like partying or discovering a new culture, we prepared you a list of destinations that are perfect for your holidays, no matter the type of traveler you are!

1. Cancun

Really popular for the students, Cancun is still a prime destination for spring brake. It gives you the opportunity to get away from the cold of the winter and enjoy the sun of the south. Mexico’s geographical position also gives you the chance to do a lot of tours that will make you discover the Mexican culture. Chichen Itza and Palenque are one of the world class monuments that you can discover in Mexico. If you want to party, Cancun is also a great destination because of the great amount of hotels and clubs that are in the area. 

2. Paris

Paris, la ville lumière! We have to admit that this city is fun to visit no matter the time of the year. However, there are a lot of advantages in visiting the city in the month of March. First of all, you won’t have to wait hours in line to visit the most popular attractions like the Musée du Louvre or the Eiffel Tower. Second of all, the weather will be way better than in December or January. So what are you waiting for?

3. Miami

Florida is a popular destination for winter, but a city in particular is perfect for spring brake, Miami! Enjoy the cool vibe of the city by visiting world class restaurants and enjoying the nightlife in some of the best clubs in the United States. If you’re more in the mood to go shopping, enjoy the “Shop Miami Month”. There is something for everyone in Miami.

4. Vancouver

Who said you have to leave Canada to find an amazing destination for spring brake? Vancouver is literally an heaven for winter sports enthousiaste! You can easily enjoy the magic of winter by going skiing in some of the best ski stations in Canada like Whistler. If you are not a ski fan, you can always enjoy the beauty of the city and explore the suburbs. If you like nature, you will love Vancouver!

 

5. Jamaica

You want to enjoy the Carabbean but still wish to go off the beaten track? Jamaica is waiting for you! The white send beached and the friendly locals will make you fall in love with this island. Enjoy the sun, the nature and the great food during your stay. You are guaranteed to have a great time.

6. Lisbon

You want to discover Europe without spending a fortune? Lisbon is the ideal destination for you! Whether it’s about the price of the hotels, the excursions or the food, you will never need to break your piggy bank. The weather in Portugal is great which allows you to enjoy being outside without having to wear your winter coat. Lisbon is also very well located for day trips to places like Porto. It is an ideal destination for a first time on the other side of the Atlantic.

7. California

California is a destination of choice if you want to make a roadtrip! Discover cities as charming as Los Angeles, San Francisco and San Diego. If you don’t want to visit big cities during your holidays, don’t worry. Instead, discover the incredible landscapes by driving on Route 1 or enjoying a wine visit in the Napa Valley. California is simply awesome.

8. Costa Rica

If you love nature and thrills, you will love Costa Rica. You will literally find everything! You can spend a few days at Tamarindo’s beach where you will find a beautiful city with several shops and restaurants to discover. It’s also the perfect place to learn to surf. If you are more experienced, head to a more famous surf spots like Playa Hermosa or Playa Naranjo. The beauty of Costa Rica is not limited to these beautiful beaches, but also to the great diversity of the ecosystem. Visit Manuel Antonio Park or Tortuguera Park to discover this beautiful country.

9. New York

If you love big cities and all they have to offer you will love New York city. There is literally something for everyone. Are you a sports fan? Head to Madison Square Garden to visit this historic building and watch a hockey or a basketball game. If sports are not your favorite, discover the beauty of the city and visit the highlights such as Central Park, Times Square and the Empire State Building. You will not be bored New York.

10. Dominican Republic

You want to go to the Caribbean without spending a fortune while having a luxurious experience? The Dominican Republic is perfect for you. Enjoy the sun in the wonderful hotels of Punta Cana. Spend your days sunbathing on the beach or at the pool while enjoying delicious cocktails. The Dominican Republic is the place of choice to recharge your batteries and return to work well rested.

The article “10 Destinations for Spring Brake” was written by Simon Dallaire, co-founder of Ibboo4u, Inc.

19 Destinations for 2019

19 Destinations for 2019

To explore is to live! This is our philosophy here at Ibboo. We’ve put together our top 19 destinations for 2019 so you can live your life to the fullest!

1. Abu Dhabi, UAE

The majority of people when booking a flight to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) usually pick Dubai as their first destination. What you might not know is that an hour and a half away is Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE. All of the country’s presidents must be from the Al Nahyan family, which is from Abu Dhabi. Therefore, it makes Abu Dhabi the most important city in the country politically, geographically and historically speaking. On top of that, the most beautiful mosque in the UAE is located in the presidential city. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a piece of art made with pure marble walls and decorated with gems. Because Abu Dhabi is less touristy than Dubai, you will get to live a better local experience and see the Emirati costumes, garments and traditions. If you like fancy hotels, stop searching and stay at the Emirates Palace, the most expensive hotel ever built at an approximative cost of $3 billions. You can also get a cappuccino with flakes of real gold. Just what you need after a busy day filled with unique adventures.

2. Bali, Indonesia

Bali, Bali, Bali, who doesn’t dream of visiting this paradise on Earth? Famously known for its beaches, bars and parties, there is much more to discover. The 5 633km2  island is home to endless spectacular landscape. There is the secret canyon of Sukawati, Bukit Teletubbies on Nusa Penida, the Melasti Beach and many more wonders to discover that are less touristy.  Looking for a nice place to relax after your amazing day? Why no stay in a giant treehouse, a safari lodge or on the edge of a cliff? Yes, all of these places are waiting for you if you are willing to get out of your comfort zone. There are many infinity pools to choose from that are known as some of the best in the world. You can also take your loved one to one of the many romantic restaurants. If you’re searching for adrenaline, why not try ghost hunting or try an extreme sport like cliff jumping or surf giant waves? If you are more into relaxation like yoga and meditation, Bali is a world-renowned destination for soul searching. Bali simply has it all.

3. Bangkok, Thailand

Thailand’s capital city attracts millions of people from all round the world. It is the largest and most developed city in the country. Even though it is the largest city, it has maintained its unique architecture and traditions that go back hundreds of years ago. There is everything in Bangkok: freedom and chaos, beauty and ugly, giant skyscrapers, grand palaces and temples and floating markets. There are many temples to visit but The Wat Arun – The Temple of Dawn should be your first stop. This temple’s architecture is unique compared to the other temples of the capital. You can climb up the 70 metre-high spire where you will get one of the best views of the city. The best time to see the temple is at night when lit up. The most popular floating markets are Damnoen Saduak, Amphawa, and Klong Lat Mayom. You definitely need to go shopping there! After a long day of visiting, you will probably want to go out with your friends so make sure to go to Khao San Road. 99% of all youngsters will go there at least once during their stay in Bangkok.  Why not finish the journey with a Thai massage?

4. Copenhagen

The largest city in Denmark is unique. The historic center of the city, Indre By, contains an 18th-century Rococo district called Frederiksstaden. It is in this district that one finds the palace of Amalienborg, residence of the royal family. Not far from the royal residence are the Christiansborg and Rosenborg castles. Beyond its rich history, Copenhagen is famous for its gastronomy, including the famous Danish open sandwiches. We strongly suggest that you take a bicycle tour and a canal tour aboard a small boat. This is a great way to see the city from a different angle. Make sure to stop at the famous Nyhavn district and enjoy the number one attraction in the capital of Denmark. Copenhagen also has several attractions and museums to visit such as Tivoli Gardens. It is an amusement park with roller coasters, restaurants, exhibitions, concerts and more, right in the center of the city. No matter how long you spend in Copenhagen, you are sure to be delighted.

5. Costa Rica

Located in Central America, Costa Rica is a famous holiday destination for many good reasons. First, adrenaline junkies will be amazed by the number of activities available. Numerous zip-lining tours are offered all around the country and are guaranteed to give you a unique taste of the Costa Rican forests. Another famous activity is whitewater rafting. Be ready to get wet and be shaken up as you go down the rapids into the rainforest. The country is home to some of the best rafting places in the world, it is definitely something you should try. Kayaking, scuba diving, cliff jumping, skydiving, and of course, surfing are some other choices that you will have. When ready to relax, get to a beach that sits on the 1,000 miles of coastline and enjoy the landscape. Costa Rica is known to have some of the most beautiful beaches around the world. If you want to enjoy the beaches and the sun to the fullest, avoid the rainy season which is between April and November. Take a tour into the rainforest and enjoy the wildlife such as monkeys and sloths. Also get to see one of the numerous volcanoes that are around the island. This country is simply magnificent! The people are extremely friendly and cook incredibly good food. Costa Rica is basically heaven on Earth. Pura vida!

6. Fiji

Fiji is known for its famous landscape filled with beaches, palms and unbelievably blue water with colourful reefs. The Great Astrolabe Reef is the world’s fourth-largest barrier reef. If you like diving you will be in paradise. Divers can swim along the reef coral gardens along with manta rays, turtles and wrasses. Another great way to see animals is by taking a Sigatoka river and cave safari. It’s a jet-boat safari that takes you 15 kilometres up the green Sigatoka Valley and you get to visit one of the 15 Fijian villages. Looking to relax after seeing these animals? Enjoy a tropical spa in the award-winning Bebe Spa Sanctuary at the Outrigger on the Lagoon. Fiji is also home to many sports such as rugby, which locals are obsessed by and consider their third religion. There are many tropical golf courses to choose from where you can enjoy the landscape while dropping a hole. Fiji is also really popular as surf destination. It is known to be one of the best places to ride a wave around the world. You can watch pro surfers in action from June 3 to 15 at the Volcom Fiji pro.

7. Iceland

Iceland is truly magnificent. One of its unique characteristics is the 24-hour daylight from mid-May to late July. Because it is situated just below the Arctic Circle, the residents and visitors can enjoy a midnight sun during this period of the year. Iceland is also one of the best places on Earth to see the northern lights or aurora borealis. This unbelievable phenomena can be seen from September to mid-April. The country is full of natural wonders. 11% of Iceland is covered by glaciers and there are numerous volcanoes that are still active. There is a rich supply of water along with geothermal natural pools. There are many different locations to choose from around the country but the Landmannalaugar, located in the highlands, is probably home to the most beautiful pools. Due to its location and ideal conditions, the ocean that surrounds the country is home to twenty species of whales and is known as Europe’s whale watching capital. The Þingvellir National Park is a must-see during your stay. Located in the southwest, the park has been declared a UNESCO world heritage site due to its beautiful natural features such as Iceland’s largest natural lake, Þingvallavatn. Divers can also swim between the American and European tectonic plates.

8. Iguazú Falls, Argentina and Brazil

Iguazú falls is known as the natural border between Brazil and Argentina and is famous for its unbelievable waterfall and landscape. On the Brazilian side, the park is situated along the cliff edge and offers visitors an unbelievable panoramic view. There is a path where visitors can go down the canyon and reach the corner shaped in a semicircular form. The view from this point is breathtaking, but be aware: you will get wet. On the Argentinean side, the visitors get to live a more intimate experience as they are situated at the top of the body of the waterfall. There are many transportation possibilities to get closer to the waterfall. You can go through the jungle on a train and on a ferry tour into the waterfalls. On this side, you are certain to see many rainbows.

9. Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul usually doesn’t come to mind as a top travel destination. This is because it is highly underrated. Known as a city of chaos and paradoxes, this city is a unique destination that every traveler should visit. Its rich history from the Ottoman Empire has left the city with a unique architecture style. Walking around the Topkapi or Dolmabahçe Palaces is like walking through time. The Ottoman Empire left a heritage of rich and highly developed knowledge that is still visible today. Many art galleries and museums can be found around the city. Hipster neighborhoods are also famous for being unique. The Galata and Karaköy are great places to walk around to get a sense of local culture. Beautiful antique shops can also be found in Çukurcuma neighborhood. Throughout the country, different regions have different food cultures and recipes, but it is in Istanbul that all of these traditions meet. You have the choice from Turkish haute cuisine to street food; there is a meal for every taste. What would be a trip to Istanbul without the Bosphorus views? The strait that separates Europe from Asia is a must during your stay. Take a Bosphorus cruise to experience the water and get a breathtaking view of the city. You will love the Turkish capital.

10. Malta

Malta is rarely not your first choice of destination when planning a trip to Europe. Other destinations like Italy, France, and Spain are usually picked first due to their popularity. What you might not know is that Malta is home to the oldest prehistoric underground temple in the world.  Built more than 5 000 years ago, Ħal-Saflieni Hypogeum is known to be the oldest temple in the world. Make sure to book your visit early as they only allow 80 visitors per day. There are also many museums and attractions to choose from that reflect Malta’s rich and turbulent history. Malta is also famous for its beautiful beaches and its blue water. A boat trip to Comino and the Blue Lagoon is highly recommended. You will have the chance to swim and do snorkeling in clear azure water and walk on white sand beaches. Maltese people are known to be super friendly and almost everyone speaks English which makes it easy to get around. The weather is also one of the main reasons why over a million people visit the Maltese islands. During summer, the weather is simply perfect to relax on the beach or practice a sport or a leisure activity. Winter is also pretty mild with a lot of daily sunshine during the day, perfect for anyone who is looking to escape the short daylight of winter. It’s a perfect quiet all-year round holiday destination.

11. Marrakesh, Morocco

Marrakesh, also known as the Red City, has attracted millions of people from all around the world over the past year and continues to attract more and more people each year.  There are many attractions to visit during your stay. The Majorelle botanical garden in Marrakesh, bought by the fashion designer Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé in 1980, is a famous tourist attraction. Both designers contributed to develop the city’s unique design and, therefore, helped to boost the tourism industry. The YSL Museum, or the Yves Saint Laurent garden, is known for its green cacti and cobalt blue buildings. There is also the recent opening of the Musee Yves Saint-Laurent Marrakesh which houses many haute couture outfits  and fashion books. On top of that, Marrakesh is colorful and vibrant. The Medina is simply unbelievable, colourful and unique. If you like to post pictures on social media, this place offers infinite opportunities to bring you the attention you are looking for. There are many shops and food places to choose from. All this fun happens in the middle of a mix of old and modern cultures.

12. Moscow, Russia

The largest city in Russia is home to unbelievable architecture. You can literally travel through ages just by walking around. You can get a taste of the ancient Russian architecture by visiting the Kremlin or Kolomenskoe Museum. There are numerous great museums and galleries around Moscow. From fine arts to multimedia art and modern art, many museums have unique collections for every taste. The city is also famous for its green areas. Located around the city, many parks offer the opportunity to practice sports, play board games, meet your friends or just walk around. Food lovers will also be pleased. Russia offers a great variety of traditional Russian food. If you’re looking to have a good time at night, Moscow has it all: bars, clubs, concerts, parties; you are certain to have a good time.

13. Oahu, Hawaii

Hawaii is a true paradise on Earth. The archipelago of eight major islands is home to some of the most beautiful landscapes around the world. Oahu is home to a lively neighborhood and is the most popular Hawaiian island. Also known as the gathering place, Oahu has everything from a big city on a small island, including nightlife parties and great local cuisine. The Waikiki scene is worth stopping for high class shopping, dining and entertainment. Make a stop at The Lolani Palace and get a taste of Hawaii’s monarchy. Kailua and the Hanauma Bay are known for their breathtaking view points and their natural preserved snorkeling spots. Continue your journey by hiking some of the many trails around the island and enjoy the beauty of nature. There are many gardens along the way with unique tropical plants that are only seen in Hawaii. For those looking for an extreme activity, go to North Shore and surf some of the best waves of Hawaii. On top of that, make sure to immerse yourself in Hawaii’s culture through different museums, activities and restaurants around the island. A hui hou!

14. Patagonia

Looking to go in the South Hemisphere? Why not try something new by visiting the vast region of Patagonia? It ranges across Chile and Argentina and is home to unique wildlife, diverse geography and great climate. The best time to visit the southern part of South America is from the end of October to early March. Nature lover will be amazed. Whether you’re looking to walk around glaciers, enjoy nature, go white-water rafting or relax along the coast, the choices will be yours. The exploration opportunities are simply endless. While you explore this unique part of Earth, you will be surrounded by unique landscapes. Los Glaciares National Park is one of the most popular destinations in Patagonia. Visitors will get the chance to see beautiful glaciers, mountains, lakes and forests. Relax with a Calafate liquor made from the Calafate berries which are from Patagonia. During your hike, the views will be filled with diverse landscapes that remain almost untouched. You will also experience a change in climate along your journey. In the Valdes Peninsula you can come face-to-face with Magellanic penguins and you can also see Patagonian sea lions along the Argentinian coast. Be sure to live a true unique experience with no cellphone signal right in the middle of nowhere. Good luck leaving this place.

15. Shanghai, China

Shanghai, China’s biggest city is home to many great attractions. First, the city is a mix of eastern and western culture influences. During the second half of the 19th century, the city was divided into three foreign settlements: French, British and American. Most of the architecture built at that time remains. It gives the city a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’. On top of that, Shanghai skyscrapers are breathtaking. Shanghai Tower is the world’s second tallest building in the world at 2074 feet (632 meters) and has the world’s fastest elevator, which travels at a speed of 67 feet per second (20.5 meters per second). Let’s be honest here: China’s food is one of the greatest there is, especially in Shanghai’s restaurants. The Michelin Guide awarded 31 stars in total to the top restaurants of the city. If you are not into fine dining, don’t worry, you’ll have plenty of choices to choose from as there are approximately 20 thousand restaurant to choose from. Shanghai is extremely easy to get around. There is the metro, the world’s largest rapid-transit system and the only inter-city subway in the world that connects to the nearby city of Kunshan. Buses, taxicabs, bike-sharing programs and a cross-city trolleybus make it super easy to get around. It is also easy and safe to walk around. Whether it’s your first time or tenth time in Shanghai, there is always something new to discover as the city is always in constant evolution. It even started to get serious about the environment.

16. Singapore

Singapore, also known as the ‘City in a Garden’, is simply astonishing. The unique architecture around the city can’t be described, you have to see it with your own eyes. The mix building styles around the city is one of the main reasons that makes this place so special. They represent the evolution from colony to cosmopolitan city. Almost half of the island is green. Nature reserves, urban parks, UNESCO World Heritage and Singapore Botanic Gardens are great places to connect with nature. The food scene is also incredible. Singapore is home to the cheapest Michelin-starred eatery in the world called Liao Fan Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice & Noodle. There is also the Singapore Food Festival which happens every July. Different traditional festivals are seen throughout the year: Deepavali, Chinese New Year and Hari Raya Aidilfilri. Singapore calls itself a city that never sleeps. Famous districts like the Clarke Quay, Boat Quay and Robertson Quay are great places to party and have a great time on the dance floor. It is super easy to get around the city with the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) subway system, the bus network and even with bikes.

17. Tokyo, Japan

From historic temples to skyscrapers, Japan’s capital has a huge variety of activities to choose from. Worldwide known for its taste and simplicity, Tokyo is a great place to experience Japanese food. There are over 149k restaurants around the city to choose from. Tokyo is also known as the world’s best food city due to its 226 Michelin-Starred restaurants. If you are looking to entertain yourself, try to find a sumo tournament or visit the stables in the early morning to watch the wrestlers practice. There are many temples to visit such as the Senso-ji, the oldest in the city. Tokyo street fashion is unique to the city, just like its dialect and culture. To get around the city, try the busiest subway system in the world; it is an experience in itself. Shopping will also be a unique adventure as there are thousands of shops to choose from. There are different festivals during the year that light up the city. For an authentically Japanese experience, try a trip around a Shinto shrine festival. These festivals are usually in spring and fall. You will love your experience in Tokyo, there is no doubt about it.

18. Toronto, Canada

The biggest city in Canada is home to many great attractions. There are many things to visit in this beautiful city. The most famous attraction is of course the CN Tower. Measuring 350m, (116 floors high) it gives you a breathtaking 360 degrees view of the city. After you’ve taken your photos and are ready to head back down, go next door to Ripley’s Aquarium.  Visitors get to experience the ocean realm and come face to face with thousands of sea creatures. The variety is endless, from fascinating fishes and menacing sea species to barracudas, rays, jellyfish and giant sharks. Nearby is the historic distillery district which is home to a collection of perfectly preserved Victorian industrial warehouses. We also suggest that you try axe throwing and visit Toronto’s zoo. Toronto is really full of surprises.

19. Zambia

Zambia usually doesn’t come to mind as a first choice of destination, but over the past years, the country is getting more and more popular due to its incredible number of animals. If you love animals, Zambia needs to be on your bucket list. You can take walking safaris and walk on lions trails. Get on the Canoeing the Zambezi and get close to crocodiles, thirsty elephants and hippos. After a long safari day, why not bushcamp? Get to sleep in pure nature with animals near your room and eat high quality food. Of course, there is the Victoria Falls which is the largest waterfall on the planet. It pours one million of liters per second into the Zambezi gorge. Zambia is basically a pure paradise.

We truly hope you enjoyed our list. Share with us your 2019 bucket list destinations. Have a great journey and don’t forget to travel comfortably by grabbing your Ibboo today: https://ibboo4u.com.

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The article “19 Destinations for 2019” was written by Philippe Dallaire, President & co-founder of Ibboo4u, Inc.

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