Congratulations to Romanna from Ukraine for Being Selected for the First SkySurf.Travel Travel Job!

The deadline has passed for SkySurf.Travel’s first travel job and we have chosen a candidate. Congratulations to Romanna from Ukraine! She will receive $2,000 for traveling to eight or more cities around the world and documenting her adventure right here at this SkySurf.Travel blog, as well as her personal and SkySurf.Travel’s social media accounts. Romanna is now preparing her final multi-city itinerary using the SkySurf.Travel tool. Once she is done and all her flights are booked, we will post her travel route at this blog. Keep on the lookout. Her departure date will be some time before May 24, 2019. We at SkySurf.Travel would like to thank everyone for applying and considering this travel job at SkySurf.Travel. Our team was impressed and awed with the applications we have received. We may be posting a few more travel jobs like this one in the near future, so make sure to sign up to the SkySurf.Travel newsletter from the homepage to receive travel job updates to your e-mail inbox.

About Romanna 😊

Romanna from Ukraine
Romanna from Ukraine

“Hello! My name is Romanna and I am a travel blogger from Ukraine. I’m 23 and a year ago I decided to change my life. Being a child I surfed the internet for hours, looking at pictures from all over the world. Traveling and taking photos – that’s what I wanted to do and made it a reality. Initially, I just wanted to see the world, and then I realized that I could be useful to others. So many people do not leave their country and even their city. Some are afraid, some people complain about the lack of time, money and other obstacles. I want to change the attitude to traveling – this is what energizes me and makes me move forward. I am in love with nature, quiet and peaceful places. Usually, I prefer to avoid noisy cities and crowded streets. I’m sure, that with me you will change your mind about our planet!”

Romanna’s travel Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/romashka_skrypka/

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Be sure to follow both Romanna’s and SkySurf.Travel’s Instagram profiles, as well as this blog to view photos, watch videos, and read about Romanna’s epic adventure around the world, using SkySurf.Travel!

Safe travels! Bon Voyage!

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5 European Destinations Everyone Should Travel To Solo

Europe is, perhaps, one of the best places in the world to embark on a solo travel adventure. Full of friendly people, great food and oozing with culture, it’s certainly short of very little. Traveling around Europe is relatively inexpensive and the traveling distance isn’t too wide. Most of Europe is very safe for solo travelers, but some cities are more ideal than others when it comes to accommodation and prices.

Some destinations in and around Europe are easier to travel to when on your own thanks to the public transport links, political infrastructure and simply because the cost of living is lower in some countries. When it comes to looking for travel destination inspiration, there is often no one place which suits everyone. Whether you’re looking for parties and fun or easy transport links and beautiful surroundings, here are 5 destinations which everyone should add on to their bucket list.

Dublin, Ireland

Dublin is often thought of as a “party” location. With a surplus of bars and pubs and a huge selection of live music venues, Dublin is as well known for its “craic” as it is for its history. But, the Irish are well known for making their towns and cities easy to find and access, especially if you are on your own.

Whilst, Dublin does have a reputation of being a prime party and drinking destination, that isn’t necessarily how the Irish do it. It is a fairly easy city to access by foot, but public transport is also straightforward and reliable. There are many free walking tours across the city or visit one of the many tourist destinations dotted in and around the centre.

Seville, Spain

Seville is the perfect destination for solo travelers who are on the search for a sunnier destination which is also mixed with culture and activities. Seville is a city full of history, particularly surrounding the bullring and bullfighting, which was popular here from the 18th century. There is also Seville’s Gothic Cathedral, which was believed to have begun building work in 1407, and is one of the largest in the world.

After a day exploring the sights, be sure to head to a local restaurant for a few dishes of tapas and a glass or two of local wine and then head up to Las Setas, where you can watch the sunset fade over the city. Seville is a fascinating place and is perfect for solo travelers thanks to the friendly locals and ease of getting around.

Reykjavik, Iceland

Iceland is a wonderfully stunning country and is the ultimate destination when it comes to solo travel. There are so many elements that make Iceland a popular destination, from natural hot springs, wild horses and waterfalls, but one thing which makes it hugely appealing to solo tourists is the ease of which you can travel around and take part in activities. Like any travel destination, it is the people who make the place and Icelandic people are more than happy to great you with a smile and give you directions or travel advice.

With a tight-knit community, solo-traveling here doesn’t feel as overwhelming as it does in a larger city. There are plenty of hostels and bars and restaurants in Reykjavik that are just within minutes of each other, making it easy for you to socialize and meet other travelers and is the perfect base location to go and explore the national parks or natural locations.

Manchester, England

Known for being one of the friendliest cities in the UK, if you’re a solo traveler then you’re sure to love a visit to Manchester. Everyone knows the humor that comes with English weather, and Manchester can be particularly rainy due to its location in the middle of the Peak District, but there is plenty to see and do which doesn’t involve getting caught in the rain.

With plenty of free museums, libraries, walking tours and transport, Manchester is a budget-friendly location for those watching the pennies, yet still provides travelers with great memories and the opportunity to meet other like-minded explorers. Whilst a table for one isn’t everyone’s idea of fun, there are plenty of places to eat in Manchester which are more than happy to cater to traveling diners. Be sure to check out the Northern Quarter or Oxford Road for affordable eats and bustling restaurants.

Budapest, Hungary

Eastern Europe is relatively cheaper to travel to and around than Western Europe and is full of exciting new destinations. If you are traveling on a shoestring budget, then Budapest is sure to be a great location for you to visit.

Many of Budapest’s landmarks are easy to get to by foot and aren’t located far from one another. Whilst there are guide buses and tour guides, it is also fun to just pick up a map and head out on your own. You’re much more likely to run into other solo travelers or find quirky and fun places to eat or grab a drink as you make your way between the landmarks. Whether you’re into the party scene (which is huge in Budapest, but only if you know where to go), or prefer making your way from landmark to landmark, there is plenty in Budapest to keep you occupied.

If any of these destinations have sparked an interest, then be sure to check out our travel deals on all of the locations mentioned above. Whether you want to do a single trip, or head to a few countries at once, we’re sure to have something to suit your travel needs.

The article has been contributed by our guest writer, Natalie.

Traveling Through Europe: Everything You Need to Know

Before you can experience authentic Spanish tapas, delicious Roman pizza and cold beers in Prague, your European travels require some serious planning. Although the logistics involved in planning a trip through Europe may seem overwhelming, the more prepared you are, the greater your chances of a successful trip. The following guide should prepare you with everything you need to know for your trip through Europe.

Valid Passport

Understandably, it is easy to get caught up in the excitement of planning your trip to Europe, that you can often forget necessities. Be sure to check if your passport is valid prior to your trip. If your passport is still intact, the other thing you will need to check for is how long your passport is valid for once you have begun your travels.

Some European countries require a three-month timeframe whilst others require up to six months so be sure to check its expiration date. If your passport falls short of these requirements, it is likely that you will not be allowed to enter the country.

Check Visa Requirements

It is fundamental that you take responsibility for knowing the visa requirements for anywhere to which you are traveling to. If you are unsure or unable to find the information you need then don’t hesitate to contact a specialist immigration solicitors or visa team prior to your trip. When traveling through Europe, you can literally stumble across a whole new country border so its best to have the correct travel documents at the ready.

Packing (oh the joys)

Be sure to pack light as not only will this save you from arm ache and a sore back, it will also save you from the cost of checking in luggage.

If you’re planning on doing lots of shopping during your European trip, or you’re just a sucker for souvenirs, then pack a spare lightweight bag so you can check it in on your return if you have to.

European Food Guide

Recently, traveling has become way more about having a food experience. Travelers now plan their trip with their bellies in mind and local cuisines have become the forefront of tourist attractions. With this being said, there are many reasons to visit Europe, not least of which is the opportunity to sample some true delights of European homelands.

Indulge in Adventure

Whilst on your travels, avoid eating at the big chains that you will come across in all the big cities. It is important that you resist the urge to stick to what you’re familiar with in order to gain the most out of your traveling experience.

Trying local cuisines is the perfect way to immerse yourself in local culture as well as discovering foods that you may never have tried before. Europe is home to some of the best chefs in the world thanks to its fresh quality and local produce. For those adventurous foodies that desire a traveling experience of high-end European cuisines, visit one of the many Michelin star restaurants.

Street Food

Amsterdam Canal
Amsterdam Canal

European street food is fundamental when it comes to your travels. It is about so much more than just saving a bit of money. You can get a real feel for a city by its street food as well as it being cheap, quick and readily available on-the-go.

Spain is renowned for its unique tapas culture of bar hopping combined with delicious miniature dishes which has become one of the most popular forms of dining, not just in Spain, but all over the world.

Be sure to indulge beyond the pizzas of Rome and try some good old Suppli which is regarded as one of Rome’s best and most traditional street foods. It also makes a nice change for pasta and gelato.

Transport

European Train Station
European Train Station

Transportation through Europe is fairly straightforward. Traveling by train is one of the most popular modes of transport throughout Europe asides from catching cheap flights. It is also an enjoyable mode of transport (if it’s not too busy to bag yourself a window seat).

In western Europe, you can travel to nearly every single destination by train thanks to extensive network rails. Investing in a rail pass is a great way to travel to multiple destinations in one trip whilst keeping the cost minimal.

 

The article has been contributed by our guest writer, Poppy.