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Where To Stay in Paris

September 16th, 2020 by admin

Where to stay in Paris – 5 best places

Having sufficient knowledge on the best area to stay in Paris will enable you to investigate all that Paris brings to the table.

Even though Paris is known as the romantic city on the planet, romance isn’t all that Paris offers.

Millions of guests arrive in Paris every year to encounter the remarkable air of the town. Regardless of whether your Paris occasion is for love, family occasion or shopping, there is something for everybody in Paris.

Paris is isolated into twenty zones (in France, they are called arrondissements) that are partitioned by the Seine river, as you can see in the picture. Parisians often say – to live on the left bank or the right bank.

One district can cover several arrondissements, and in reality, it is. But do not worry, it is confusing, but in practice, the term arrondissements uses most post, police and other state administration organizations. In English, you will be ok with the expression district or neighborhood.

Paris arrondissements
Paris arrondissements

Each part has its particular attributes and vibe. An ideal approach to settle on where to stay in Paris is to comprehend what each area brings to the table.

So, the question is – where to stay in Paris? Which neighborhood is the best to stay for the first time? We chose five options for you.


1) Saint Germain

Boulevard Saint Germain in Paris
Boulevard Saint Germain in Paris – source of the image: mylastdestination.eu

Saint Germain or the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district (No. 6 on the map) is the best neighborhood for families or people who want to discover the true Paris at any cost.
Saint Germain holds the timeless charm of the Left Bank while buzzing with a lively array of galleries, restaurants, and jazz clubs.

From the upscale shops that are situated along the bustling Boulevard Saint Germain to the aristocratic peace of the Jardin du Luxembourg (also known as Luxembourg Gardens – excellent in summer), this district is popular with locals and tourists.

This neighborhood typically attracts a well-heeled crowd who come seeking only the biggest names in fashion and food.

Though at times the area may feel overrun with tourists, the biggest advantage is that you’ll find many shops and restaurants open in summer while other areas of the city are quiet.

Where to stay in the Saint Germain district?

Which hotels are reasonable in this area? Check out our selection of the best hotels in the Saint Germain area. The average price is about EUR400 – 450 for 3 nights.

Public transport

The possibilities of public transport are excellent: two central metro stations and twelve bus stations. Metro: purple line No. 4 (station Saint-Germain-des-Prés) and yellow line No. 10. (station Mabillion).

How to get to Saint Germain from Paris airports?

  1. From the Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) always take RER line “B” and go to the Saint-Michel – Notre-Dame station. After that, you have three options for how to get to the district. If you don’t have heavy luggage, you can go on foot. From the station it is about 10 minutes walk away. Or you can go to the metro – purple line No. 4 and take two stops to the station Saint-Germain-des-Prés. And the third option is to take a taxi. All the public transport ways take about 45 – 55 minutes, taxi about 60 minutes.
  2. From the Orly Airport (ORY), always take the Orlybus and go five stops to the station Denfert-Rochereau-Métro-RER. From here you can change to the metro – purple line No. 4, from station Denfert-Rochereau and go six stops to the station Saint-Germain-des-Prés. This way takes about 45 – 50 minutes. Taxi takes about 40 minutes.

Where to eat in Saint Germain area?

1) Lovely is the Cezembre Restaurant. The whole menu for EUR29, at the weekend for EUR35. Please, if you were satisfied, comment on this site tips on food for the others.

Cezembre restaurant in Paris
Cezembre restaurant in Paris

2) If you want something cozier, try Freddy’s restaurant/bar, it is a very nice hidden gem in Paris!

3) If you are on the budget or want to eat at late night, try this fantastic restaurant – Cook’n Saj. Again, if you were satisfied here, comment on this site, please.

Want to buy wine for a great night?

Relative good French wine you can buy from supermarkets. For example, this one, in the area. Do you want something special? You have to go to the wine shop and, in this area, it is this regional seller La Derniere Goutte (and do not be fooled by the outside of the store).

La Derniere Goutte - Paris
La Derniere Goutte wine shop

Our next tip for you is the wine shop La Maison Des Millésimes close to metro station Mabillon.


2) Le Marais

Where to stay in Paris? For example in Marais District
Where to stay in Paris? Le Marais is a beautiful district. Photo by www.hotel-paris-marais.com

This is our favorite area.

The trendiest district in Paris, the Marais is defined by the hip Parisians who come to eat, drink and shop in this uber cool quarter.

Though the character of the neighborhood leans towards a younger audience, the Marais’s diversity offers something for everyone. Ranging from its famed Jewish quarter to the historic Place des Vosges.

For visitors who’ve already checked off every place in their checklist, the Marais is the perfect place to understand Paris outside of the guidebooks.

Where to stay in the Le Marais area?

Which hotels are fine in the Le Marais district? Check this list of the best hotels. The average price is around EUR600 for 3 nights.

Public transport

There is nine metro stations and very much bus stations. Metro: green line No. 3, pink line No. 8, yellow line No. 1, brown line No. 11 and orange line No. 5. That’s very comfortable.

How to get to the Le Marais from Paris airports?

  1. From the Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) take RER line “B” and leave the Châtelet – Les Halles station. After that, you can change the metro brown line No. 11 and go two stops to Rambuteau station.  This way takes about 50 – 60 minutes, by taxi about 45 minutes.
  2. From the Orly Airport (ORY), you can take the train T7 and go sixteen stops to the station Villejuif – Louis Aragon. From here you can change the metro – pink line No. 4, from the station of the same name to the station Pont Marie (12 stops). This way takes about 60 minutes. Taxi takes about 40 minutes (in this case it is a better solution).

Where to eat in Le Marais district?

1) If you want to save your money or want to eat something small, there is an excellent baguettes buffet Miznon where you can find yummy products at a reasonable price.

Miznon baguettes in Paris
Food from buffet Miznon

2)  Another nice option is this cozy bistro Le Chanard. But you have to know they accept cash only!

3) Do you want to try something original from the French cuisine? Go to the Restaurant L’Ange 20, another hidden gem with for your sour tongue!

Where to buy good wine in the Le Marais district?

In this area is many small supermarkets, where you can NOT buy good wine. So in this case, try to find some wine shop. I can recommend the following:

1) Wine Touch wine shop, close to Le Centre Pompidou and metro station Rambuteau.

Wine Touch wine shop in Paris
Wine Touch – wine shop in Paris, Le Marais district

2)  “Lot” Of Wine wine shop, which is close to river Seine.

3) Nicolas Bretagne wine shop, which has two shops with wine in the Le Marais district.

Nicolas wine shop in Paris
Source: Nicolas.com

3) 1ST Arrondissement

Jardin des Tuileries - excellent place in Paris
Jardin des Tuileries and it’s garden – a fantastic place for relax

Sightseeing is unquestionably something you should do in Paris. The Louvre is the star attraction of the 1st Arrondissement and you can spend days at the Louvre.

The outdoor gardens are a must. Walk from the Louvre to the Place de la Concorde through the Jardin des Tuileries and wonder at the outdoor statues, gardens, and fountains.

You could shop at the in the elegant boutiques and trendy cafés along the Rue de Rivoli street.

Ponte Neuf Bridge is the oldest bridge in Paris and one of the favorites in the city.

Take a walk along this centuries-old bridge linking the Right and Left Banks through the Île de la Cité. Also if you like walking, the area around Les Halls and the River Seine is home to many pedestrian streets.

Shopping

There’s a premier underground shopping center called Les Halles. This was formerly the Paris food market, now it’s a place to shop and see a movie. Palais Royal is home to the ministry of culture but you can visit its gardens and surrounding boutique shops.

Where to stay in the 1th arrondissement?

Here we chose for you hotels which are not so expensive ones: the best hotels in Paris city center. The average price here is about EUR550 for 3 nights.

Public transport

It is not so big place, but still there is 7 metro stations with five metro lines (yellow 1, pink 7, purple 14 and 4, and green 3). Because it is a histrorical center, there is no too much bus stops, as well as vehicles in the streets.

How to get to the 1th arrondissement from Paris airports?

  1. From the Charles de Gaulle Airport (CDG) take the RER line “B” and after three stops leave the Châtelet – Les Halles station. That’s all. This way takes about 50 minutes, by taxi about 45 minutes.
  2. From the Orly Airport (ORY), take Le bus direct (EUR12) to the station Paris – Gare Montparnasse. From here you can change the metro – green line No. 12, from the station Gare Montparnasse to the station Concorde (7 stops). This way takes about 50 minutes. Taxi takes up to 40 minutes.

Where to eat in the 1th arrondissement?

You cannot expect cheap buffets, although of course, fast food is always there.

Mumi restaurant in Paris
Mumi restaurant in Paris – really excellent choice

1) If you want to experience heaven on earth, try book a place in the Mumi restaurant. Lunch about EUR30, dinner about EUR50. Bottle of wine from EUR40 – 300.

2) Michelin restaurant Pur’ – Jean-François Rouquette can attract you with a special French food. But don’t ask me for a price list.

Is there any cheaper alternative? Of course, there is.

Chez la Vieille – more at the east from 1th arr., but not so far.  À la Carte menu about EUR15 – 25, a cake for EUR6.

If you have personally more tips about great restaurants for a good price (best with locals) in the 1th arrondissement, please feel free to write to me at mark@wheretostay.tips

Where can you buy good wine?

In this location, definitely in LQV Le Quinze Vins wine shop.

LQV Le Quinze Vins - wine shop in Paris
Source of the picture – LQV Le Quinze Vins Facebook page.

Tip for backpackers – try to buy wine in supermarket Monoprix, close to Pyramides metro.


4) 7th Arrondissement

7th Arrondissement in Paris - best historical and price value for your stay
7th Arrondissement in Paris – relative large and with the best ratio of historical site and price for your stay

A visit to Paris wouldn’t be complete without seeing the Eiffel Tower and if you are seeing it for the first time, this could be the best place for you to stay in Paris.

Napoleon’s tomb is located in Les Invalides and you can have an interesting tour through the military history of France.

The Musee d’Orsay museum is a dream for those who love Impressionism. With Monet, Degas, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Surat, Manet, and Gauguin hanging from its walls, it keeps the largest collection of impressionist art in the world.

You may have seen the giant green area from every aerial view of Paris, that’s the Champs de Mars which offers beautiful views of the Eiffel Tower and is a perfect spot for a Parisian picnic.

Best places to stay in 7th Arrondissement in Paris

There is a chance to catch a good hotel for a reasonable price. Especially if you book ahead, you have great opportunity to stay for cheap money in the nearby center. Check out these best hotels in the 7th arrondissement in Paris.


5) The 11th Arrondissement (great price tip for the first stay)

The 11th Arrondissement - Le Bon Georges is one of the new wave bistros in Paris
The 11th Arrondissement – Le Bon Georges is one of the new wave bistros in Paris. Photo by Sofia Levin – Australia

If you have a limited budget, but still want to stay near the city center, it is a perfect location. I was there and can confirm it myself. Going to the eleventh arrondissement will understand the culture of the Parisians.

The 11th is also the best neighborhood for foodies. Located just outside the central arrondissements and with lower rents, many of the city’s up and coming chefs have started up in this area. Regularly catering to a local crowd, prices are comparatively more affordable in the 11th where the focus is on relaxed eateries with excellent food vs. conventional haute cuisine. You’ll find everything here from newly created Michelin star establishments to the most trend-setting chefs to amazing natural wine bars.

Where to stay in the 11th arrondissement in Paris?

Here you can choose your next stay from these cheaper hotels in this location.


Your choice where to stay in Paris will probably also depend on the season. If you visit Paris in summer, you can expect to look for places where there are great parks. The hotel will not be so important because you will still be out.

If you want to arrive in winter, you concentrate more on museums and will be very careful to choose the hotel where you stay in case of bad weather and enjoy, for example, a sauna complex.

How to get to your dream destination?

Paris has two main airports. All about you can read in our separate article about main Paris airports.

Your motivation video:

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Very pleasant performance of Marais neighborhood from France 24 channel

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How To Plan a Trip

August 16th, 2020 by admin

There is nothing worse than your vacation turning into a series of stressful situations! It is the time that you look forward to relaxing times with all worries thrown out of the window!

All stressful situations during your vacation can be easily averted by a little planning before you embark on your vacation. For those who find planning daunting or cumbersome, we present some smart tips to make the entire thing, a smooth walk. Stay hooked!

Our favorite guys The Vagabrothers and their fantastic video about How to plan a trip

Decide on the destination

Yes, this is the first step as this will decide on your budget, duration of vacation, clothing and almost all aspects of travel. Even there, choose something more specific. For instance, you can decide to plan your visit around visiting several world heritage sites or maybe attending a particular famous festival taking place solely the tourism season.

A great tip is to visit tourism sites. You are likely to find some terrific deals as most countries promote tourism and offer great deals to attract tourists.

You can choose this website about where to stay tips, but there are several others quality websites, where you can find some excellent tips or excellent ideas about your next trip, for example, TripAdvisor or LonelyPlanet.

Deciding on the length and estimated cost of the trip

Next, you need to research on the cost required for the vacation for the duration you have in mind and the style that you desire to travel. Some areas are an expensive affair, and some areas prove quite economical.

Again, the style and the degree of comfort you are looking for will also impact your budget. This situation must include your local logistics, food accommodation, etc.

For instance, an essential day expense in Paris can hover around $75 excluding your flight fare. With this rough estimate, you can calculate your primary minimum requisite.

Thanks to the World Wide Web, you have more information and access than ever before to get the charges for all activities that you plan to do at your chosen destination.

Start saving money and get your credit card in order

The earlier that you start planning your holiday, the better it turns out to be. This happens because you have plenty of time to research, land some terrific deals and discounts for yourself and save money from start to go all out on your vacation without looking twice at your pocket.

There are plenty of ways to save money like getting a travel credit card which can fetch you a free bonus for signing-up, booking directly instead of going through an agent, booking early, researching various quotes given by different agencies, etc. For example, American Express credit cards worth it: https://www.americanexpress.com/us/credit-cards/category/travel-rewards/

Again if you plan to stay for long at a place, an apartment proves much cheaper than a hotel. You can even cook for yourself and save precious dimes. There are plenty of ways in which you can save money before traveling as well as during your trip.

Check and book your flights

Next, you need to research and book your flights. Today, there are various apps and sites available that help you compare the prices of multiple flyings to your chosen destination. Moreover, long before the tourist season, most airlines offer attractive early bird discounts.

For example, Kayak offers a splendid possibility to book your flights.

This can add up to significant savings. You can also utilize your points from your travel credit card which helps to save significantly. Booking your trip gets a notable cost out of the way.

Book your accommodation

Regardless of your destination, you can find a range of accommodation, right from dormitories to luxurious five-star resorts. Depending on your budget and your tenure, you can book one that best fits your cost range and comfort.

If your pocket allows, it’s best to stay in an all facilities available resort or hotel so that you can enjoy even a day of relaxation in the resort. In case, you plan to travel extensively and are using the accommodation merely as a place to sleep and place your luggage; you can opt for the more economical ones.

Spending in a luxurious resort is useless if you do not plan to enjoy the pleasures it has to offer.

We recommend you book your next accommodation through a robust booking system which has many of hotels, for example, Booking.com or TripAdvisor.

Research logistics

We often research food and accommodation of the destination we plan to visit, but we usually skip to examine the logistics. Thus, you might find yourself paying three to four times the fare to get to your accommodation from the airport.

Thanks to the internet, you can research and easily book a transportation beforehand to pick you from the airport as well as help you travel throughout the destination. Examining it gives you several options to compare as well as a bargain for a killer deal. It would also make your life lot easier and let you enjoy your vacation to the hilt.

Try to use Google maps (search “restaurant” in the chosen location) or install some local excellent restaurant app on your smartphone.

Prepare a rough itinerary

This is a crucial exercise in your planning journey. Check out all activities that you wish to indulge in, and it’s estimated cost as well as time. Make a planning of each of your day would help you enjoy all the activities and make necessary arrangements for it.

It is undeniable that you include adequate rest time into it as well. Take some hard printouts of it as well as store them on your smartphone.

The same should be made for all your other significant documents required for travel as well. If your friend or family is traveling along with you, store it in a second mobile as well, for example on DropBox or Google Drive.

Thus, if any documents get lost or misplaced, you can just get access to its copy.

Travel insurance

This may look frivolous but can reap substantial benefits by purchasing travel insurance for yourself. It helps safeguard you against numerous unexpected events like the sudden cancellation of your trip, a natural calamity like earthquake, flood or hurricane hitting your chosen destination, a terrorist incident or any such grave situations.

It also comes handy when you have fallen prey to theft or got your luggage or passport stolen. It also comes in handy if you suddenly face any medical situation like a fracture or accident while on the go!

Get all necessary equipment

If you lack the necessary equipment required for travel, you might lose out on much of fun and thrill. Some stuff is almost mandatory.

For instance, you only cannot move without a power bank (check our tips for top powerbanks here). It is not possible for you to charge your mobile in the middle of a safari expedition or any other activities.

Likewise, your makeup kit, binoculars, a good camera, terrific travel bags, and suitcases are just some of the items that are compulsory.

Also, don’t forget a power adapter, the correct one, which is using in your chosen country.

Your clothes need to be by the weather of your chosen destination. In case you plan to go swimming, snorkeling, etc., you must get the essential equipment.

Few types of equipment like a karaoke cannot be transported. However, you can quickly get them for hire. You must get all required equipment purchased or arranged for beforehand. Having a checklist ensures that you do not miss out on anything.

Pack

Finally, you need to pack all your stuff. However, remember to pack smart! Opt for versatile clothes that you can wear multiple times. Opt for things like packing cells or undergarments organizer to help you pack more efficiently. Varied tips are available that can help you pack real efficiently while traveling light!

Finally, walk the steps of your flight and have the time of your life! And remember to pen down your beautiful memories to reminiscence later!

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Best phone for international travel

July 16th, 2020 by admin

When one travels out of their country, it is necessary/important to take a good phone with you, to ease communication with family, friends, and relatives.
A good phone usually consists of a good camera and exceptional battery life.


This article is divided into three categories:

  1. Basic aspects of the purchase
  2. Comparison our top choice of the best smartphones
  3. Waterproof phones – tips for the best
  4. Tablet or Smartphone?

Who won? Apple and his iPhone, but in tight Samsung hang.


You must have a good camera on your trip
You must have a good camera on your trip

A few years back, it was impossible for one to take useful and valuable devices with them while traveling. Due to the vast production of technology one can now bring smartphones and tablets with them.

The major problem that arises for one who’s traveling out of the country is the selection of the best phone for international traveling. Every smartphone has advantages and disadvantages to some extent; An International traveler needs a smartphone with ultimate features.


1. Basic aspects of the purchase

The features which one considers while buying a new smartphone for traveling purposes are:

  • A good battery Life.
  • A good operating system, iOS, And Android.
  • Does the phone supports the WiFi or not?
  • A good Camera.

Good battery life

Good battery life
Good battery life

The first thing one considers while buying a new smartphone is good battery life.

Most smartphones have poor batteries if the phone is used 6-7 hours straight, the battery dies.

The travelers need a smartphone with best battery life as they are always in need of maps, poor battery life makes it almost impossible for them to get access to maps.

These results in complications for the travelers, that’s why a phone with a good battery life is much needed.

Good operation system – iOS or Android?

If one is buying a new smartphone today, chances of that it will run googles Android or apples iOs mobile operating system.

More than 99 percent of the smartphone users use Android or iOS. Others include Windows Phone by Microsoft. Both smartphones operating systems are brilliant.

They have more features in common, but some important differences should be considered. We’re going to compare iOS and Android in several categories. Pick the things that matter you the most, count the wins in those categories, you have recommendations.

Apple is at the top regarding pricing. The iPhone X comes at a starting price of $1000 (check the actual price on Amazon). The iPhone 8 plus is $800 (check actual price), and I phone 8 is of $700 (check actual price).

Due to high prices of the iPhone, most peoples are not interested in buying it. On the other hand, Android phones are cheap and easily available. They are available at low prices in the market compared to iPhone. Due to low prices, they are easily accessible to peoples. The result is indecisive.

iPhone X - stunning smartphone with excellent quality a hi-fi technologies
iPhone X – stunning smartphone with excellent quality a hi-fi technologies

Software

The latest version of the iOS is immediately available. By now, above 50 percent of the iPhone users are using the latest version of iOS, no. 11. While on the other hand, only around 0.2 percent of the Android users are using the latest Android 8.0 oreo. At this point, Apple looks better than Android.


App store vs. Play store

Android’s Play store consists a maximum of 2.8 million apps while iOs app store contains 2.2 million apps. The main difference is that the best games and the apps are available first on iOS app store while developers across the world are targeting Android too. But everywhere in the world, quality beats the quantity, so iOs takes the lead here too. In this department, iOs is taking the lead.


Battery issues

As one of the biggest bug bearers for smartphone owners, battery life is a huge factor.

Android, in this regard, shows the estimate of total how much battery you have left. iOS is optimized to squeeze most out of rating.

For many years, Android was taking the lead providing phones with fast charging and wireless charging. But now Apple has presented phones for iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 plus with offer wireless charging. One has to buy the fast charging adapter separately while in Android phones it is provided within the box.

Giving a clear-cut review of this section, Android phones tend to have longer battery life, so Android takes the win.


Good connection with the whole the world

The third thing to consider is; Does the phone supports Wi-Fi or not? For traveling outside the country, it is necessary for one to choose a phone which supports Wi-Fi for quick access to Internet and friends.

Good data connection with the whole world
Good data connection with the whole world

WiFi is the cheapest and most economical way of connecting people around the world. Sometimes we are not able to get access to WiFi, so there is another option of switching to the internet to Data Mode. However, it is expensive as compared to the WiFi.

If we need a good camera

The Fourth-most important thing to consider while buying a phone is the good camera. As we know that the one who travels outside the country likes to take pictures of the places he visits, therefore it is necessary to buy a cell phone with a brilliant camera.

For traveling purposes, buying the best smartphone is always a difficult choice to make. A person wants a phone with every facility and feature so that the traveling becomes easier. While buying a phone, everyone considers some features that are battery life, camera, Wi-Fi or data mode, etc.


2. Our comparison of the best smartphones

Below are some extraordinary phones one should consider while buying a smartphone for traveling purpose. There’s a brief comparison between the best phones to make it easier for you to make the best choice. Every phone has some salient features to be considered.

The best smartphone camera


1. Asus ZenFone AR

Excellent review of Asus ZenFone AR from Engadget

Asus ZenFone AR is equipped with 3 rear cameras. A motion tracking, depth sensing and a high-resolution 23MP camera, it enables the phone to create a 3D image of its surroundings.

Check the actual fantastic price on Amazon!

Motion sensing cameras allow the phone to track its location as it moves through space. Depth sensing camera helps the phone to measure its distance from the real world objects. High-resolution 23MP cameras let you view virtual objects in the actual environment.

ZenFone is world’s first smartphone with Tango and Daydream by Google. Tango is an exciting new technology that changes the way you interact with people. Daydream makes you experience high quality, reality VR with your phone.

ZenFone brings reality experiences for you to enjoy and explore.


2. iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus

These are the smartphone designed and marketed by Apple Inc. The generation of iPhone 8 is 11th and released in September 2017.

Check its actual prices on Amazon!

Operating system: Original 11.0, current 11.1 released in November.

  • Both have a high-resolution 12Mp camera with six-element lens, autofocus, IR filter, burst mode, f/1.8 aperture, digital image stabilization, and optical image stabilization.
  • It can record 4K video at 24, 30, or 60 fps or 1080p at 30 or 60 fps, and slow-motion video (1080p at 120 or 240 fps), time-lapse with stabilization.
  • It can capture panoramas as well.

The design of the iPhone 8 is largely similar to that of its predecessor. Notable changes include the addition of wireless charging, a faster processor, and improved cameras and displays.


3. Samsung S8 and Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8 are Android smartphones produced by Samsung Electronics as part of the Samsung Galaxy S series.

Actual prices of Samsung Galaxy S8 on Amazon! (was $500 in Nov. 2017)

Operating system Android 7.0 with a memory of 4 or 6 GB and a high-resolution camera of 12Mp and front camera with 8Mp. The S8 and S8+ were in high demand at release.

During the pre-order period, a record one million units were booked in South Korea, and overall sales numbers were 30% higher than the Galaxy S7.


4. Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 consists of a polished aluminum body with gorilla glass 5 at the back and front, IP68 certified to be dust and waterproof.

Check the actual price on Amazon (was $870 in Nov. 2017)

This smartphone is really very interesting. Look at this nice review video.

Source: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCBJycsmduvYEL83R_U4JriQ

6.3 inches amole display, largest ever screen in a note device and still fits in hands. Contains 12Mp rear camera with 1260p/30fps video recording and 8Mp front camera with 1440p/30fps video recording.

6GB RAM & 64GB of storage, it also supports SD card up to 256GB. With a battery life of approximately 3,300 mAh, Samsung Note 8 is the among the most versatile smartphones of today.


5. iPhone X

Beautiful preview of the iPhone X from The Verge

iPhone X is the latest smartphone designed by Apple Inc. along with iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus in sept 2017 with extraordinary features.

The most impressive feature of the iPhone X is the Face ID. It replaces the touch ID with Face ID. The iPhone X has two color options, Silver, and Space grey. The front and back of the phone are composed of surgical-grade stainless steel to improve durability.

The back has a glass slab over the aluminum to enable wireless charging. The design is intended to be IP67 water and dust resistant.


6. Huawei P10

The Huawei P10. It is an Android smartphone produced by Huawei. It was released in February 2017 and it is the successor to the Huawei P9.

Prices and reviews of Huawei P10 you can check here on Amazon!

The Huawei P10 has a 5.1inc 1080p high definition LCD display while the P10 Plus has a 5.5inc with a camera of 12Mp and 20Mp f/1.8, and a front camera of 8Mp.


7. Sony Xperia XZ

Last phone from category the best camera in the smartphones is Sony Xperia XZ.

Interesting view on the Sony XZ from TechAltar channel on Youtube.

Sony offers very nice smartphones, and by our opinion, they also have, after the iPhone, the best phones in terms of design. The price is about $400, but for sure, check the actual price on Amazon.

Prices and reviews of Sony Xperia XZ on Amazon!

This phone comes with a high definition HD display at of 5.4 inches with 1080×1920p resolution. It contains 3GB RAM & 64GB vast storage. 1.6 GHz quad-core processor. 23Mp front and 13Mp back camera. It supports Android 6.0. It contains 2900mAh battery life. And of course, and its typical for Sony, all high-end Sony products come with a waterproof technology.

Our second privet tip after iPhone.


3. Waterproof smartphones – the best off from category

You need a waterproof phone
If you need a waterproof smartphone during your traveling

Travellers are always in need of a waterproof smartphone as they have to travel places and sometimes have to work underwater too. Below are some extraordinary water resistant smartphones that are best for traveling purposes:  Samsung Galaxy 8 and 8 Plus, Sony Xperia XZ premium, LG G6, Galaxy S7 Edge and S7.

  1. The Galaxy S8 is an evolution of the prior year’s model, with upgraded hardware, design refinements, and the restoration of features removed from the Galaxy S6, such as IP certification for water and dust resistance, as well as expandable storage.
  2. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge stand up to water better than the iPhone 6s and 6s plus, but not without sustaining permanent damage
  3. The LG G6 is ready to go just about anywhere one would want to go. Thanks to its IP68 rating, it can weather dust and water — including full immersion — in stride.
  4. Sony Xperia XZ is also fully waterproof and dust resistance as it is evident from its IP68 certification.

4. Tablets or Smartphones


When smartphone is your favorite

There are plenty of reasons to take a smartphone along on your trip — in fact, for travelers who aren’t trying to work from the road, it could be the only device they need. While rarely best at anything, smartphones are fine for many tasks that used to require separate gadgets. When you’re trying to reduce space, weight, and cost, that’s a big benefit.

Tablet or smartphone?
Tablet or smartphone?

Pros

  • They take the place of multiple devices. There’s no longer need to pack a separate flashlight, map, calculator, music player, or alarm clock.
  • It’s easy to get connected when you need to, even if you’re not using cell data. Cafés, airports, and train stations usually have Wi-Fi available, and in much of the world, there’s always a McDonald’s or Starbucks nearby if you want bad burgers and coffee with your Facebook.
  • There are hundreds of useful travel apps out there that work offline. Currency converters, translation tools, navigation helpers, guidebooks, itinerary trackers, and more can help make your travels easier.
  • Smartphones are portable and can be taken while traveling easily. It is the best option to travel with as compared to tablets. Smartphones are smaller and portable as compared to tablets. Everything is done on the go

Cons

  • The biggest con is battery life — it’s rare to find a smartphone that will last more than a day of normal use. Long flights, bus rides, and days of exploring often result in a dead phone before you get to your accommodation. With everyone else in your dorm room also wanting to charge their gadgets every night, even finding a power socket isn’t always easy.
  • Although phones are getting larger, a 5″ screen isn’t ideal for entertainment — books and movies aren’t so great on a small screen.
  • Websites without mobile-friendly versions get annoying very quickly.
  • Typing on phones is fine for updating your Facebook status or sending a quick message, but you’ll end up frustrated if you’re hoping to do much more.

When you vote for a tablet

A tablet is an awesome device for leisure travelers because it allows you to have the conveniences of a laptop without the bulk. If you are not working on the go, then these are the reason why tablet might be ideal. Tablet computers have only been around for a few years, but ever since the iPad came out, they’ve been very popular. They offer a larger screen and better battery life but are more expensive and take up a lot more room.

Check this tablet guide and buy your ideal tablet for your traveling!

Functionality

  • The tablet may not be as versatile as a laptop in the functionality department, but it is significantly better than a smartphone. Tablets have larger displays that give you more real estate to get real work done. In fact, with larger tablets the display is on par with smaller laptops, allowing you to get more done. Of course, the virtual keyboard uses up half the display, so you have less screen to work with when you’re actually working. Regardless, though, tablets beat smartphones when it comes to being productive.
  • A tablet sits somewhere between the smartphone and laptop in most areas, and flexibility is no exception. In many ways, a tablet can fill the role of a laptop and perform most, if not all, of the same functions. But, the tablet is also more versatile. Most can take photos, or shoot videos in addition to allowing video chat and conferencing. They also work nicely as an e-reader (or in some cases, the e-reader has evolved into a tablet) for accessing an entire library of books on the go. Some of these things are technically possible, but ridiculous in a practical sense with a notebook.

Battery Life

  • Most tablets have battery life that is far better than laptops. Laptops are steadily improving in the longevity department, but most would still struggle to make it through a full workday, and many won’t make it to lunch. Tablets, on the other hand, seem last forever even when pushed to the limits.
  • Size is an issue. Even the smaller 7-8″ versions won’t really fit in your pocket unless you’re wearing a large jacket. They’re also heavier than smartphones, especially if you have a full-size tablet.
  • Taking photos with tablets is, quite frankly, a horrible idea. Their size and bulk make them hard to hold steady, and that’s before the cover starts flapping around. Screens are hard to see in direct sunlight, and since it’s rare for people to use durable cases with tablets, it’s easy to damage or drown them. Plus, let’s face it, you look pretty silly doing it.

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