Use Movavi to Watch Your Movies On Mobile

Use Movavi to Watch Your Movies On Mobile

This post was last updated on August 21st, 2018Over the past 10 years, we’ve flown on dozens of international flights and there is a trend we are noticing. On more and more long-haul flights, airlines are doing away with in-flight entertainment. If it does happen to be available, like on our recent trip back from Costa Rica, airlines are making you pay an equivalent of a movie theater ticket to watch on-demand movies on a tiny little screen. So after you’ve already paid hundreds of dollars to get to where you want to go, how can you ensure that you stay entertained without forking up even more money to watch a movie on your next flight? Here’s where Movavi comes in. Most movie buffs know that Blu-ray offers some of the best visual and audio experiences for watching movies in your own home. If you have Blu-ray movies at home, you likely know that it is difficult to watch them without a specialized Blu-ray dvd player, making watching your favorite movies on your laptop or mobile device impossible. That’s because Blu-ray is formatted in M2TS where most laptops and mobile devices (even YouTube) are set up to read MP4 formatted files. By using Movavi you can easily convert M2TS to MP4 so you can watch your favorite high definition movies right from your own personal device! Here’s how it works: 1. Once you have the program installed, choose the M2TS file you’d like to convert. You can choose multiple files at once if you haven’t decided on a favorite. 2. Select the desired output format, MP4, and then choose...
Tips To Help Capture Epic Travel Photos On Your Next Vacation

Tips To Help Capture Epic Travel Photos On Your Next Vacation

This post was last updated on August 2nd, 2018We’ve all been there, scrolling through your Instagram feed and the swoon-worthy image of your best friend hanging out on the palm-lined beach at sunset, or your crazy cousin dangling precariously off the summit of their last adventurous vacation. We all want to create memories we can look back on whether we decide to share them on social media, print and frame them in our homes or put them on a custom phone case so we can carry the good times with us everywhere we go. GoCustomized makes a variety of phone cases that allow you to print virtually any image from your travels on your phone case! Here are a few tips to capturing those memorable moments on your next trip!   Composition One of the best hard and fast rules I’ve learned as a photographer is to use what’s called, the Rule Of Thirds. This essentially means breaking down your frame into 3 rows and 3 columns. Whatever you’re photographing, you’ll want to put in on one of these crosshairs where the lines intersect. This tends to make a more interesting image than simply placing your subject in the center. Also, keep in mind what you’re trying to use your photo for after it’s taken. This may help determine if you want to take your photo in portrait or landscape orientation. For example, if you’re planning on posting a photo to Instagram Stories, make sure your phone is upright (portrait orientation) not landscape or else your image will be cropped and may not look like you want.   Natural...
How to Choose the Right Hostel

How to Choose the Right Hostel

There’s been a positive shift with hostels all over the world in recent times, mainly due to competition and the high influx of travellers looking for somewhere to stay that is quality and at an affordable price. Most hostel owners know that if backpackers have bad hostel experience that it can ruin a destination for them, so it is important that the hostel accommodates their needs as well as their own too. Hostels aren’t going to market themselves as the worst place in the region to stay, unclean, unfriendly and generally rubbish, are they? So, to help you see the wood through the trees, we’ve got some points to consider when thinking about your trip and what sort of hostel you are looking to book in to.   What is your budget? The spike of ‘flashpacking‘ and the hostels moving to accommodate this type of tourist, it can also mean more costly prices to pay to stay in a hostel. While this can give reassurance to some people who are nervous about where they are staying, if you’re travelling is focused on a budget bank balance then look for a hostel that’s got those criteria in mind and enjoy the simple way of life while you’re enjoying what’s on offer outside of the hostel!   Have you picked the right location? If you select a stay in a hostel on the outskirts of the city then you benefit from quiet settings and tranquillity. On the flip side, this means you’re not in the heart of the action, so if you want to experience the lights, hustle, bustle and blend...
5 Amazing Destinations for a Spiritual Retreat

5 Amazing Destinations for a Spiritual Retreat

Meditation brings out the eternal fragrance of the human soul. So why not practice this wonderfully enriching mental exercise in some of the most beautiful locations around the world that would truly inspire an individual to relax and get in touch with one’s inner self? Here are five of the most amazing destinations for a spiritual retreat, places which will certainly bless the traveller with a whole new outlook on life.     Peru The enigmatic and transformative lands of Peru are blessed with incredible ruins around almost every corner. If you enjoy hiking, then this is the perfect place for you. Right from the breezy Andes to the hot and humid Amazon Rainforest – there is something for everyone here. The Amazon Rainforest is essentially an oasis snuggled amongst opulent banana plants and vast stretches of towering palm trees. The sound of wild ducks waddling and lovebirds singing as the macaws flaunt their multicoloured feathers certainly makes meditation much more pleasant. For some travellers, just being at one with nature in the rainforest is enough to allow for profound reflection, however healing centres such as Gaia Tree allow you to experience deep healing during the retreat.   Cambodia Many tourists have felt a sense of ‘amazement’ while visiting Cambodia. Be it the ancient Angkor temples or the years of spiritual energy that the monks have built up in the place – all visitors testify to the presence of an unusual energy in the place. Tourists can also reconnect with Nature and experience the mental joy of forest bathing and meditating in the forests of Cambodia. Visitors can also...
3 Of Our Favorite Wine Regions For A Road Trip

3 Of Our Favorite Wine Regions For A Road Trip

This post was last updated on July 16th, 2018If you’ve been following us for a while, you’ve likely caught on that we’re pretty big fans of road trips and wine. While this may sound like a dangerous combination (don’t worry Dan is a great designated driver), it actually makes a lot of sense. We got married at a vineyard, took an 8-week road trip for our honeymoon and have made it a travel goal to visit all the most prominent wine regions in the world. The fascinacion with wine and travel continues in our daily lives as Casey has opened up a Wine Bar here where we live in Costa Rica! Of course, the best way to taste and experience wine is straight from the source, the wineries themselves. And it just so happens that winerys tend to be located in the most beautiful of natural landscapes. They also tend to be rural and not easily accessible via public transportation. Which means the best way to explore any given wine country tends to be road trip style in a cheap car rental (so you can spend more on wine, obviously.) So without further adieu, here are our 3 Favorite Wine Regions For A Road Trip (so far) Poggibonsi, Italy Located in the heart of Tuscany, Poggibonsi itself may not be the highlight of your trip, but the surrounding medieval towns, rolling hills and seemingly endless wineries certainly will be! When we stayed here we ended up coming home with over 20 bottles from wineries all over the region. Be sure not to miss the Chianti region, known for its...
Why you should totally consider a travel insurance for your next trip

Why you should totally consider a travel insurance for your next trip

This post was last updated on July 13th, 2018 There are many contingencies that can put a strain on the success of a trip: the loss of baggage, flight cancellation or sudden medical expenses to be addressed. Guess what? Flights get canceled and, thanks to the travel insurance you can get your money back! There are different formulas and solutions depending on the needs of travelers. If you need travel insurance make sure to rely on some agency providing the best services, the highest coverage and, most of all, the chance to customize the insurance protecting everything matters for your trip. Choose the insurance formula that best suits your needs. For example, there are solutions for backpackers, for families, for groups, for students, for those who travel often or for those who carry sports equipment. Insurance premiums are calculated based on the origin, age, destination and duration of the trip.   But … What to insure? The main thing to know before taking out travel insurance is why we need it. Knowing your needs is essential. Once clearly this element will be enough to choose the policy that is more to our case among those for a study trip, for work or for pleasure. All holidays need to be secured because every holiday has its importance for us and for our life experiences. Health Insurance – Health insurance is very important and allows you to protect yourself in the event that you get sick or an accident during your stay. Insurance coverage may cover both medical and health care, medicines, surgery and hospital admissions, as well as early repatriation...