Kaghan Valley is an alpine-climate valley in Mansehra District of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province of Pakistan. The valley extends 155 kilometers (96 mi), rising from an elevation of 2,134 feet (650 m) to its highest point, the Babusar Pass, at 13,690 feet (4,170 m). Lush green mountains, streams of water flowing beside the roads, and peaceful environment make Kaghan Valley an ideal place for tourists.
You may think of it as your “home away from home,” but try not to get too comfortable in that hotel room. Private hotel rooms are a surprisingly public space, shared by hundreds of strangers each year. And whenever you share something with that many people, things are bound to get dicey. For your own sake, we recommend that you avoid these eight activities no matter where you stay.
If you like to travel on your own, don’t let China’s vast size and foreignness deter you from visiting this fascinating country. As both an independent solo traveler and a senior, I found last year that it was surprisingly easy to visit China, thanks to an efficient public transportation system, friendly locals, and affordable hotels and taxis. If you’d rather skip the group tour in favor of independent travel to China, read on; I returned home with the following essential China travel tips.
Everyone has heard the stories of travelers who found themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. You might even know someone, or have been a victim of a crime on your own travels. There’s plenty you can do to plan ahead and avoid unsafe areas in your destination, but it also helps to be prepared to defend yourself should it turn out to be your unlucky day. Equip yourself with these portable and discreet tools that can help you defend yourself should you find yourself in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Frequent travelers are always in search of a good deal, but some things are worth spending a bit more on. What’s the point in buying a cheap travel accessory if it’s not going to last? Here are the travel tools worth investing in once—and how they’ll help improve your travels, trip after trip.