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How Busy People Can Shop Smart

Between summer time travels, trips to the local ice cream shop, festivals, carnivals, amusement parks, dining out, and everything else that summer welcomes us with it is difficult to shop smart. It truly is hard to be a good shopper when you are living with a hectic schedule. According to a money article on U.S. News, planning ahead of time with a plan will help you to save money and prevent you from over buying. When you don’t have a lot of time to begin with, having a plan will save you a lot of money.

In another article, taking just a few steps can free up some of your time when you seem to never have the time you need to get what you need to get done. Some of the life hacks include: finding the best route to work, setting up auto pay on your bills, find shopping apps to make shopping go by quicker, learn to speed read, find quick ways to make great meals, learn to get a good workout in just 30 minutes per day and clean your house for 15 minutes everyday. Just because you are busy traveling this season does not mean that you can not save money by becoming a smart shopper.

When you are ready to learn how to be a smart shopper than you really should check out a great online/shop on TV called QVC. At QVC you will discover great deals that you can bid on and buy and with their partnership with Groupon Coupons you can save even more money. With QVC you can save time and money because everything is done from the comfort of home. QVC is an American cable, satellite, broadcast television network and internet store that specializes in home shopping.

By making your purchases online or on your TV you can save plenty of time and money. Discover an endless array of items to choose from such as: handbags, beauty, luggage, fashions, shoes, jewelry, electronics, kitchen items, food, health and fitness, garden items and much more. With savings on new arrivals, today’s special value and trending deals you will always find the top deals and trending savings when you shop QVC.

Shopping QVC is how busy people can shop smart. Want to save even more money? Be sure to visit Groupon Coupons first and discover more savings in the form of coupon codes and promo codes. Save big today with promo code specials when you follow this link. Act now and take $5 off your first order with no need to sign up. Use this code and get 50 percent off.  Enjoy free shipping from QVC with this code. Get $5 off your first order when you use this code. Need a great gift idea for dad? Shop QVC and save with coupons.

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QVC is how busy people can shop smart. You too can save time and money when you shop QVC. Shop Groupon Coupons first and you will be rolling in the savings.

5 Things You Have to Do While Visiting Jakarta

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Planning a trip to Indonesia? Don’t miss out on the capitol city of Java. Located on the west coast of the big island; Jakarta is the largest city in Indonesia and one of the largest in the world. Famous for its hustle and bustle, here are 4 things you have to do while visiting Jakarta.

Cool Off at Waterbom
Jakarta is known for its unbearable heat but a trip to the massive Waterbom Waterpark can make the heat far more bearable.  With huge tube slides, a lazy river, and even some wild speed slides; Waterbom is one of the coolest things to do while visiting Jakarta. Whether you are traveling with friends or with the family, a day at Waterbom is a must.

do while visiting JakartaMake Sense of Indonesian History at the National Museum
Indonesia’s long history and multiple islands, languages, and cultures can confuse many first time visitors. A good way to get a handle on this fascinating culture is to check out the world renowned National Museum of Indonesia in Jakarta. The museum has an impressive collection of artifacts that run the full gamut of Indonesian history making it a must do while visiting Jakarta.

Get Stuck in Traffic
A city world renowned for its traffic jams, there is nothing more quintessentially Jakartan  than being in a multi-hour traffic jam. So we recommend you get a friendly english speaking taxi driver, make sure the a/c is working and prepare for a slow paced tour of the city. Often times your hotel can help you sort this out, such as the Hotel Mulia or many more found on sites like Traveloka.com.

do while visiting JakartaEat Your Way Through a Market
Jakarta is known world wide for it’s incredible food scene and some of the best (and most bizarre food) in Jakarta can be at outdoor markets. One of our favorites is Pasar Baru, a collection of shops, stalls, malls, and restaurants. Bring a group of friends and sample any food that smells good (which will be a lot!) Satay, is one of the most well known dishes worldwide, while it looks like just meat on a stick, once you try it you will be an instant addict. Another favorite is Chinese influenced meat filled dumplings: Bakpao. If you are feeling hungrier, go for the stick to your ribs Indonesian classic: Rendang, this curried beef dish will leave you wanting more. Don’t forgot your dessert, a popular sweet in Jakarta is Murtabak, sort of a stuffed pancakes with sweet fillings ranging from eggs to Nutella. So eating your way through the streets is definitely something you have to do while visiting Jakarta.

While there are hundreds of other activities to keep you busy in this mega-city, I hope our list of must dos while visiting Jakarta provides some good inspiration for your next trip. So prepare for the heat, the crowds, the friendly people, the traffic, and most of all the delicious food; and you will have an unforgettable time in Jakarta.

 

 

Top reasons to visit French Guiana

monkeys like this fella here are among the top reasons to visit French Guiana ... photo by CC user deadmike on Flickr

While tourism isn’t the top economy of this overseas French territory, the top reasons to visit French Guiana allow you to explore this country’s untapped tourism potential. Located in the Amazonia department of South America between Brazil and Suriname, the country is blessed with a coastline of fine, golden sands and warm, azure waters of the North Atlantic Ocean, as well as the lush greenery of the Amazonia. And there’s a whole lot of other things to see and experience in this overseas French territory.

Here are some of the top reasons to visit French Guiana, and don’t forget about finding a French translation company before you go.

Rhythm of the Carnival Guyanais. Ranked as the 4th largest carnival in the world, the Carnival Guyanais is one of the most anticipated celebrations in the whole of South America. The carnival is filled with dancing to the sounds and rhythm of rumba, waltz, mazurka and the beguine. Booking a cheap hotel in advance is recommended as things sell out very fast closer to carnival. Many flights heading to French Guyana also transit through the USA, make sure you have a transit or ESTA visa in order before passing through the USA to avoid any headaches.

The Carnival Guanais takes place on January to February.

Watch rocket launches. Nothing’s more exciting than counting down to the majestic launching of the rocket ship, Ariane 5. To attend the launch, you may need to send a request for an invitation by mail. Don’t forget to include your name, age and contact details. Also, it’s best to send the request way ahead.

Take a walk on the wild side. One of the top reasons to visit French Guiana is the excursions to the Amazonia, where you can marvel at its abundant and unique flora and fauna in its forests and rivers and see the unique cultures of its indigent residents, the Amerindians and the Maroons.

Tours in the Amazonia offer a great deal of activities, from hiking, to boat trips.

Beaches. French Guiana is also known for its pristine beaches, where you can catch some sun, sea and surf, and if you’re lucky, giant sea turtles nesting in one of its isolated and protected beaches.

Unique shopping experience. Whether you go to the Hmong Market in Cacao or the market in Cayenne, shopping in French Guiana is a unique and unforgettable experience. Here, you can find interesting trinkets and pieces perfect for souvenirs. In addition, you can never ignore the country’s unique culture through the people selling their wares in the markets.