Traveling abroad used to be a retiree's dream. There must be nothing more fulfilling than relaxing and seeing what the world has to offer after working so hard for decades. Now that dream has become more accessible to yuppies thanks to piso fare promos and the rise of the sharing economy, with apps like Uber and Airbnb making travel much more convenient than ever before.
But as ever so fickle millennials, we tend to grow weary of the same old haunts and seek for something new every time. We list down 5 travel destinations you've never heard of before (but should really be part of your bucket list.
We're pretty sure we're not the only ones who miss the old Boracay. What used to be crystal clear waters is now coated with green algae and waste from last night's party. Check out the tranquil beaches of Anguilla in the Caribbean, instead. Its calming view of the ocean makes for the perfect #wanderlust moment to share on Facebook.
If you're more of an adventurer then you should consider going to Mongolia. A hidden treasure of the East Central Asia, its vast, picturesque landscape urges the explorer in you to just hop on a plane and go. It remains a favourite among outdoor enthusiasts, with the variety of outdoor activities ranging from hiking, horse riding, camel riding to mountain climbing. Just be sure to have Google Maps on so you won't get lost in paradise!
Revel in a scenery straight out of a movie. Uzbekistan boasts of stunning architectural views thanks to the ancient cities' mosques and memorial buildings. If you're a history buff then you could Google and read up while visiting the Silk Road cities. You may also go shopping at the various local spice markets and bazaars.
Get away from it all and just take a boat ride on one of Bangladesh's many rivers. Visit the world's longest beach, have seven-layer tea with the locals (with the help of your trusty online translator, of course) or even spot tigers in the safari! The choices are endless.
Go Snapchat-crazy and explore the multicolored houses of Granada city or do something as bold as volcano boarding on an active volcano like the Cerro Negro! Whatever it is you choose to do, you'll be sure to have the trip of a lifetime in Nicaragua.
What do these destinations have in common? They are all covered by Smart's Surf Abroad 550 promo, which recently broadened its data roaming reach from 57 countries to almost double the amount. It's necessary to have accessible (and very reliable) data service when you're chilling in these breathtaking travel destinations, because how else are you going to navigate the rocky terrain of Mongolia via Google Maps, or translate the phrase "how much for this item" in Standard Bengali when you're shopping in Bangladesh, or even update your Facebook cover photo to show the white sand beaches of Anguilla? With Smart's Surf Abroad 550, you'll be sure to have Internet access anywhere and everywhere.
Signing up is hassle-free: all you need to do is turn on data roaming on your phone and you're all set. If your concern is more on the billing, then you'll be glad to know of their new anti-bill shock feature. This prevents you from incurring additional charges through a data lock.
To know more about the promo, you may visit the #SmartSurfAbroad website.