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Daniel Maine

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As a first-generation kiwi, I am enriched with culture, languages and proudly connected with my Polynesian heritage. From the turquoise blue lagoons to the luscious flora and fauna, travel runs through my veins. They say you haven't experienced culture without the 5 senses - taste, smell, sight, sound and touch. Explore your senses when you book with me.

I speak English, French, Tahitian & Cook Islands. I have travelled the world with many favourite stories to share, thus, designing your bespoke voyage will become much more exquisite. As a Travel Stylist, I am meticulous in adding finesse when crafting those special memories. 

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Allow me to find that idyllic destination for you! 

With many years in the Travel industry, I can share my unsurpassed knowledge and experiences of the world. As your bespoke luxury travel stylist, I am committed to catering to all your travel needs, embracing diverse clients, including those with disabilities. 

Hotels - Airlines - Travel Insurance - Excursions - Tours - Cruises - Car Rentals - Transfers - Events and more.

Let's connect and arrange your dream holiday or business trip.

Destinations

Ah, exotic destinations! The allure of the unknown and the beauty of undiscovered lands. Discover your taste buds of culture from a few of my recommended destinations that might pique your interest:

Remember, there are countless unique spots waiting to be explored, each with its own idiosyncratic charm and allure.

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Bora Bora, Fr Polynesia

Bora Bora, French Polynesia:

 

With its iconic overwater bungalows, crystal-clear lagoons, and vibrant marine life, Bora Bora offers a slice of paradise in the South Pacific.

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Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands,

Ecuador: Famous for its unique wildlife and untouched natural beauty, the Galapagos Islands offer a truly immersive experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers.

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Santorini, Greece

Santorini, Greece:

With its whitewashed buildings perched on cliffs overlooking the Aegean Sea, Santorini is a picture-perfect destination that exudes charm and romance.

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Petra, Jordan

Petra, Jordan:

 

Carved into rose-colored sandstone cliffs, Petra is an archaeological marvel and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Exploring the ancient city's intricate architecture is like stepping back in time.

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Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, Japan: Known for its traditional temples, serene gardens, and mesmerizing cherry blossoms, Kyoto offers a glimpse into Japan's rich cultural heritage.

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Daily travel budgets can vary depending on the destination, travel style, and personal preferences. 

- Budget Travel: $40-$80 per day (staying in budget accommodations, eating at local eateries, using public transportation, and engaging in free or low-cost activities).
- Mid-Range Travel: $80-$150 per day (staying in mid-range hotels or guesthouses, enjoying meals at local restaurants, using a mix of public and private transportation, and participating in some paid activities or attractions).
- Luxury Travel: $150 and above per day (staying in upscale hotels or resorts, dining at high-end restaurants, using private transportation, and indulging in premium activities or experiences).

Please keep in mind that these are just rough estimates, and the actual costs can vary depending on various factors. It's always a good idea to do some research and create a budget based on your specific travel plans and destination. 

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When traveling to a new destination, it's always a good idea to familiarize yourself with the local customs and slang to better understand and connect with the local culture. Here are a few general tips:

1. Greetings: Learn how locals greet each other. In some countries, a handshake is customary, while in others, a bow or a kiss on the cheek may be the norm.

2. Clothing: Research the dress code of your destination. Some places have specific rules regarding modesty or certain cultural expectations.

3. Dining: Familiarize yourself with local table manners. For example, in some countries, it's common to eat with your hands, while in others, using utensils is the norm.

4. Language: Learn a few basic phrases in the local language, such as greetings, thank you, and please. Locals appreciate the effort and it can enhance your experience.

As for local slang, it can vary greatly from place to place, and it's always fun to learn some unique expressions. Before your trip, you can check out travel blogs, online forums, or even language apps that often include useful local slang and expressions.

Remember, embracing and respecting local customs and slang can help you have a more immersive and enjoyable travel experience. If you have a specific destination in mind, feel free to let me know, and I can provide you with some specific tips and recommendations!

Must-know Customs & Local Slang

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Travel Safety Tips

Travel safety is of utmost importance when exploring new destinations. While it's impossible to eliminate all risks, there are some precautions you can take to enhance your safety while traveling:
1. Research your destination: Familiarize yourself with the local laws, customs, and current events of the place you're visiting. Understand the political and social climate to make informed decisions.
2. Check travel advisories: Stay updated on travel advisories issued by your government or reputable sources like the U.S. Department of State or the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. These advisories provide valuable information on safety concerns and risks in specific regions.
3. Secure your belongings: Keep your valuables, including passports, cash, and electronic devices, secure at all times. Consider using a money belt or hotel safe to safeguard your belongings.
4. Blend in with the locals: Avoid drawing unnecessary attention to yourself by dressing modestly and respecting local customs. Be mindful of your behavior and cultural norms to minimize the risk of becoming a target.
5. Stay vigilant in public spaces: Be aware of your surroundings, especially in crowded and touristy areas. Keep an eye on your belongings and watch out for any suspicious activity.
6. Use reliable transportation: Opt for reputable transportation options like licensed taxis or well-known ride-sharing services. Avoid traveling alone late at night in unfamiliar or poorly lit areas.
7. Stay connected: Ensure you have a way to communicate and access emergency contacts, whether it's through a local SIM card, international roaming, or a reliable internet connection.
8. Purchase travel insurance: Consider obtaining comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and lost or stolen belongings.

Remember, safety is a personal responsibility, and it's crucial to exercise caution, use common sense, and trust your instincts while traveling. If you have specific concerns about a particular destination, feel free to ask, and I'll provide you with any available information.

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Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is an important consideration when planning a trip. It can provide coverage for unforeseen events such as trip cancellations, medical emergencies, lost baggage, and more. While I don't sell travel insurance directly, I can recommend that you research and compare different travel insurance providers to find the best coverage for your needs. Some popular travel insurance companies include Allianz, World Nomads, and TravelGuard. Remember to carefully review the policy details, coverage limits, and exclusions before making a decision. Safe travels!

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Visa Information

Visa requirements vary depending on your nationality and the destination(s) you plan to visit. It's essential to research the specific visa requirements for your specific circumstances. While I can't provide tailored visa advice without specific details, I can give you some general information.

1. Check with embassy or consulate: Visit the website of the embassy or consulate of the country you plan to visit or contact them directly for the most accurate and up-to-date visa information. They will provide you with comprehensive details on visa requirements, application procedures, and any supporting documents needed.

2. Visa types: Different countries offer various visa types depending on the purpose of your visit, such as tourist, business, work, or study visas. Ensure you apply for the appropriate visa that aligns with your travel intentions.

3. Visa application process: Familiarize yourself with the visa application process and timelines required by the destination country. Some visas may be obtained prior to travel through an online application, while others may require an in-person visit to the embassy or consulate.

4. Travel documents: Ensure your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your planned departure date. Some countries may also require additional documents like proof of accommodation, flight itineraries, or travel insurance.

5. Visa-free entry: Some countries have visa exemptions or visa-free entry arrangements for certain nationalities. Check if your passport allows you to enter your desired destination without a visa for a specified period.

Remember, visa requirements can change, so it's vital to check for the most accurate and up-to-date information before you travel. If you provide me with specific details about your nationality and the country you plan to visit, I can assist you further.

It's the details that makes a journey perfect...

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