• April 23, 2018 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    Dreaming to take an off to your favorite holiday spot but lack of proper finance is dragging your feet back? Why to worry as Holiday Loans have come to help you out in making your dreams come true. Only meant to provide you the financial assistance in catering your holiday dreams, these loans do not let you compromise your needs while choosing your beloved holiday spot.

    Good news for all those negative debtors who can not afford to plan a holiday for their favorite destination! Holiday Loans could also be availed by people with bad credit record such as arrears, late payments, CCJs. IVAs, defaults, Bankruptcy, Insolvency etc. Applying for the loans is very easy and convenient as users are just required to fill an online application form fulfilling certain terms and conditions.

    The loans are available in both secured and unsecured form. Secured Loans require you to pledge collateral or security deposit. These loans usually have a lower rate of interest for being secured. Unsecured Loans do not require you to mortgage your valuables in order to get the loans sanctioned. Being unsecured, these loans come with a comparatively higher rate of interest. Presence of a range of money lenders in the market has proved very beneficial for the customers as they get a variety of options to choose the best money lending association. The required amount is dropped into your bank account within few hours of getting the loan sanctioned. People can use the sum for a variety of leisure purposes during their holiday tour.

    These are generally short term loans that are passed as soon as you apply. Borrowers are required to repay the debt within the due date and if they fail to do so, a late payment fine is imposed on them. When you feel all lost with your monotonous life and want to plan for a holiday to your favorite destination but lack of financial support fades up your dream, then the best resolution is to apply for these amazing loans providing services specially meant for holiday purposes. These advances offer you the financial assistance to cover your all leisure and travel expenses while holidaying.

  • April 23, 2018 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    Spending holidays away from your home in a foreign land with friends and family is an essential part of our life because it provides a kind satisfaction to you and also acts as rejuvenation for work ahead. Cheap holiday travel insurance works as a tool of giving this chance to you.

    Cheap holiday travel insurance does the work of giving protection to you in foreign country so that you can spend your holidays away from all the tension of traveling. You can never predict that when the traveling undertaken to spend holidays in foreign land will prove the most disastrous moment of your life. The cover given by cheap holiday travel insurance help you to live well in such circumstances and come back safe to your home after spending holidays.

    Cheap holiday travel insurance covers you for the following:

    Trip cancellation and trip interruption: this coverage can protect your airline ticket investment. Some policies include coverage for terrorism and natural disasters.

    Trip delay: this coverage will reimburse you for the meal and hotel expenses when a trip is delayed. Emergency health and medical: cover necessary emergency medical costs incurred while traveling so that you do not have to take tension about the medical cost which might occur in foreign land. Emergency medical evacuation: covers for the emergency medical evacuation to an appropriate hospital or medical facility and include travel to return home when medically warranted. Lost, Stolen, Baggage and Personal Effects: Covers costs relating to items lost and stolen during your journey including baggage, personal effects, credit cards, passports, and travel documents. Apart from these covers if you pay extra premium then you can also get cover for third party damage if accidentally in foreign country you damage to any other person, in that situation your policy of cheap holiday travel insurance will cover for it.

    If you are planning for some holiday abroad and you want to buy a policy of cheap holiday travel insurance then you can check it online. Online you can compare different cost and coverage for cheap holiday travel insurance. Even if you have any confusion you can instantly solve it online and you can also get information online that which policy of cheap holiday travel insurance is most suitable for your type of trip. So now for what are you waiting for? Just be online and get the best cheap travel insurance policy for yourself to enjoy with your loved ones.

  • April 22, 2018 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    Long haul holidays offer something special to us Brits as we discover the beauty of a destination that is completely different to ours. We may be travelling to a tropical paradise for a wedding or honeymoon, or maybe for a romantic break to one of the world’s most luxurious resorts.

    But, when we have to choose the actual destination things start to get a little complicated. Consider arriving in the hurricane season for a honeymoon or making your wedding vows in the extreme humidity and heat of the Far East. Planning ahead is essential to successfully chose the right long haul destination and the weather and activities available need to be carefully researched.

    Some will have a fixed date of travel whilst others will have the flexibility to select a destination first and then decide on the best time of year to travel. Feeling a little overwhelmed already, then take a look at the handy charts below. Each month has recommended long haul holiday destinations taking into consideration low or moderate humidity, low chances of rainfall and temperature that will on average not exceed 30C.

    Once you have narrowed your possibilities you can also review some of the most popular activities in available to ensure the holiday you select matches your personality.

    The Caribbean islands include Antigua, Barbados, the Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, British Virgin Islands, Cuba and St Lucia.

    The African continent includes holidays in Kenya, Botswana and South Africa.

    The Far East presents Vietnam and Thailand, which individually contain the popular resorts of Phi Phi, Phuket and Koh Samui.

    Popular honeymoon destinations include St Lucia, the Seychelles, Maldives, Hawaiian Islands and Mauritius.

    Other top long haul holiday destinations include Hawaii, Dubai, Oman, Mexico, Bali and Egypt Sharm El Sheikh

  • April 21, 2018 /  Beach & Island
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    Warm waters meet cold waters, and penguins swim with flamingoes. It sounds like a dream, and it is. It is the Galapagos Islands. Here, where the volcanic land rose from the sea and at the confluence of the cold Humboldt stream and the warm El Nino currents, you will find a breathtaking array of birds, many of which exist no place else on earth. The Galapagos Islands have long been a bird watchers paradise, and in fact, Charles Darwin was fascinated by the endemic species and the adaptations they made to live on the unpredictable and often harsh climate of the Islands. You cannot help but be fascinated by these great birds, too.

    Where should bird lovers go to see rare and exotic species? One could do quite well simply looking out the window of a Santa Cruz hotel (one of the few places visitors can lodge on the Islands), but by all means, go out and have an adventure. Genovesa Island, also called the bird island, is home to frigate birds, nocturnal swallow-tailed gulls, red-footed boobies, noddy terns, lava gulls, doves, Darwin finches, and a host of tropic birds the likes of which most people never see outside of an aviary.

    Other species that you can spot around the Islands include the waved albatross, blue-footed booby, flightless cormorant (whose adaptation to the Islands included becoming powerful swimmers at the expense of their ability to fly), brown pelican, penguin, flamingo, great variety of finches and petrels, herons, egrets, ospreys, hawks, cuckoos, owls, warblers, and more. If youve been keeping a list of exotic birds to see in your lifetime, get ready to cross some of them off.

    The birds of the Galapagos provide a rare treat for nature lovers, but many of the species are near-threatened, endangered, or severely endangered. Being aware of this and being cautious not to step off marked trails, stress or scare the wildlife, including the birds, refraining from feeding the birds, and respecting that this wonderfully exotic world is their home helps ensure that we have the luxury of seeing rarities of nature. The least we can do is to return the favor of their hospitality by being gracious guests.

    There is no other place on earth like the Galapagos Islands; this is not a mere vacation destination. This is a destination for fulfilling your need to discover and to experience nature much more closely and intimately than you would have thought possible.

  • April 20, 2018 /  Hotels
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    Sprint Center is a popular destination in Kansas City, Missouri. The center is equipped with six locker rooms, 15 box office windows, 16 LED scoreboards, a six bay loading dock, and more. It can accommodate concerts, sporting events, and a number of unique special events throughout the year. If you like live entertainment, keep you eye on the calendar for this hot spot and you’re sure to find something that piques your interest. If you’re coming in from out of town, you’ll need to find the right hotel near Sprint Center for your vacation. Taking a few key considerations into account will help you find the right choice.

    While you want a hotel near Sprint Center, you may not want one that’s in the middle of downtown. If you prefer a hotel that’s a few miles away from downtown, you may want to consider locations like the Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza, the Courtyard Kansas City at Briarcliff, or the Residence Inn Kansas City Country Club Plaza. If, however, you prefer to really be in the center of things, there are locations for that as well. The Kansas City Marriott Downtown is centrally located. The Residence Inn Kansas City Downtown/Union Hill and Fairfield Inn Kansas City Downtown/Union Hill are close to downtown as well.

    Another distinguishing factor that may set your hotel near Sprint Center apart is the available dining. If you like to grab breakfast first thing without hassling with finding a place to eat nearby, you may want to choose a hotel that has breakfast on site. At many locations, your breakfast will even be included free of charge. The Residence Inn Kansas City Downtown/Union Hill and Fairfield Inn Kansas City Downtown/Union Hill both offer free breakfast, as does with Residence Inn Kansas City Country Club Plaza. The Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza offers on-site restaurants so you can dine right in the hotel any meal of the day.

    When you’re choosing the right hotel near Sprint Center for your family, take the time to explore the options around the city. Kansas City is a great destination for shows, entertainment, and more. When you’re not at the Sprint Center, you can include a variety of other attractions in your schedule. Consider the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City Zoo, Harry S. Truman Library & Museum, or Worlds of Fun. The Power and Light District has an active nightlife if you’re looking for clubs or bars to hit up after a late concert. You’ll never be bored on this vacation.

  • April 18, 2018 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    Cruise vacations offer ample opportunities for people to forge lasting friendships and meet new people while luxuriating in the rich ambience of a passenger ship.

    A cruise liner is a majestically built ship and resembles a luxury hotel with numerous decks, swimming pools, jacuzzis, theater, casino and dining rooms. It can carry up to 2500 or more passengers and around 1000 crewmembers. The staterooms are fairly large with enough closet space and an attached balcony with chairs. As expected the food is laid out in a buffet and is available round the clock besides the theme eateries like an Asian noodle shop or the delicatessen that serves sandwiches made to order. The dining rooms though, boast of a small menu have an extensive wine list from which one can order. Once the passengers have gorged the delectable food and drunk the best wines they need to work off those calories too! And for that the ship is equipped with a gym and there are special Yoga, Spinning and Pilates classes which can be quite full, so, either one has to book early or make do with the jogging track that is meant for the sheer pleasure of walking those calories off while luxuriating in the fresh sea breeze.

    The concept of having fun ` on a cruise lies with group activities, which are listed in the daily cruise newsletter. One can attend an art auction or a wine tasting session besides joining in group games and sing-along sessions at the bar. The night comes and the casino and the night clubs, pubs and bars come alive, you can hear the slot machines from the casino and jazz, hip hop and top forties belting out from the clubs. You can pub-crawl to your hearts content, as well.

    Not everything on a ship is for free, however. In general, the juice stations offer round the clock juice service, on the house, but often, soft drinks and ice cream have an extra charge attached to them. The rates of the spa treatment on the ship are pretty steep compared to what we pay ashore and telephone calls are very expensive so its always better to use the Internet cafes at the port of calls.

    Going on a cruise not only hones your traveling skills, but also provides you with new friends and memories you will cherish forever!

  • April 18, 2018 /  Tour & Travelling
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    Physically and mentally prepare yourself for helicopter tour Big Island and also learn some safety measures.

    Body

    First and the most important things with helicopter tour Big Island is you need to prepare yourself physically and mentally. This will help you to have comfortable ride across the island. Hawaii is the place stuffed with scenic beauty and to view it perfectly you need to be well prepared.

    Hawaii tour is incomplete without helicopter ride so whenever you plan your tour to this place, do inquire about booking system of such ride. There are many people who prefer plane ride over helicopter ride in order to spend maximum time with family while viewing the beauty of place. When you are on holiday definitely you will not like to get separated with your family and so it is advisable to inquire in detail about plane ride.

    What are the safety measures while planning for helicopter tour Big Island? You need to know details of safety measures in order to act tactfully during emergency situation. While planning your visit, you should go online and check out every detail related to such tour. This will help you to successfully accomplish tour at best possible rates with best possible safety measures.

    Following are some of the precautions you can take while planning your helicopter tour to Hawaii:

    1st precaution measure

    How to lock yourself to the seat? You need to inquire about it in order to have a comfortable seat and at the same time enjoy scenic beauty with complete grace. How can you make use of first aid kit? Where it is located? How to make use of doors? You need to gain answers to above mentioned questions to face emergency situations. Where is the life jacket located? Know details of it so that it can become easy to safeguard yourself during emergency situation.

    2nd precaution measure

    Inquire about pre flight briefing! Don’t say that you are not going to operate helicopter and so there is no need of such briefing. Be cautious about your clothing and accessories. Anything that is loose can blow away with the wind pressure like hat, loose chain, etc. There are chances of meeting with an accident if any of the blow away items get stuck to the rotor blade. If you have anything in your pocket, then place it under your seat before the ride starts.

    It is important to be safe with helicopter tour Big Island rather than facing any kind of trouble related it or plane ride.

  • April 15, 2018 /  Beach & Island
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    Lake Garda Italy is located in Northern part of Italy and is the largest lake in Italy. It is made of ice mass during the completion of final ice age in the mountainous area. It is simply remarkable from each direction the lake is enclosed by urban areas that makes the area attractive. Isola del Garda, Isola San Biagio, Isola dellOlivo, Isola di Sogno and Isola di Trimelone are the five islands located in Garda Lake.

    Isola del Garda occupies largest space among the five. It is amazing to watch. The island re-opens every year during the months between May and September for the visitors. It will take about 2 hours along side with the guide and after reaching the island there is a garden of Western and Italian Style. There are some rooms of the period of 20th Century representing the culture of ancient Italians. After that we can have some wine, olive oil and snacks of which are made on Italian Style. It gives pleasure not only to a single person but to the complete unit after touring the island.

    If you are preparing for a journey with kids or with a gang you can consult to the lady who arrange for trips through their web portals. After that make them a guide for the trip. It will you get some concession and they will explain in brief about the place.

    Isola San Biagio is the second biggest of the five islands of Lake Garda. This too looks wonderful, that cannot expressed in words. It can be admired only visiting the location once. San Biagio is the wonderful place to stay and from there you can see the beauty of Lake Garda Italy and places surrounding it. It is the mixture of natural and artificial methodology that makes the lake more attractive. The time that you spend there will reactivate the body and mind for getting into the busy and hurrying way of work.

    Comparing Isola del Garda and San Biagio, Isola dellOlive, Isola di Sogno and Isola di Trimolone are smaller in size. They too look more pleasant. Those who admire nature can be more comfortable of visiting here to spend their off day. It will give them extreme satisfaction of you being visited to the heaven.

  • April 14, 2018 /  Beach & Island
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    Chasing our dreams in this frantically paced life, all of us need a break. Urbanization and technological advancements have made our lives stereotypical and monotype. Going on vacations is a way to relax and refresh ourselves. A treat of nature is a perfect holiday idea, and only a few other places in the world would be as good as Andaman & Nicobar Islands when we consider going on vacations. Andaman & Nicobar Islands is one of the favorite holiday destinations due to its exquisite natural beauty and magnificence.

    Planning is a very important part of holidays. Planning a trip means determining the number of days, budget, places to visit and things to do. Whether you are planning a honeymoon or a family trip, Andaman & Nicobar Islands is the best destination to relax and create unforgettable memories. Andaman & Nicobar Islands Tourism:
    Andaman & Nicobar Honeymoon Packages: Honeymoon packages are the special packages offered to newly married couples. The Exotic Beaches in Havelock, the exclusive privacy in the Long Island famous for its beautiful sunset are perfect honeymoon spots in Andaman & Nicobar Islands.
    Andaman & Nicobar Family Packages: Andaman & Nicobar Islands are excellent family holiday destination as well. Families can enjoy site seeing and play beach games together.
    Andaman & Nicobar Culture/ History Tour Packages: The vivid natural landscape of Andaman & Nicobar Islands offers an excellent field to historians and cultural travelers.
    Andaman & Nicobar Educational Tour Packages: The rich flora and fauna of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, vivid animal species and versatile geography add an educational element to the trips. Many schools and colleges take their students to Andaman & Nicobar Educational Trips.
    Andaman & Nicobar Adventure Tour Packages: Some people define holidays in terms of adventure and excitement. The natural adventurous activities like scuba diving, kayaking, trekking and snorkeling add to the adventure quotient of holidaying at Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

    Lucky Travels offers Best Tour packages in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. The Best Honeymoon Packages and Family Packages are offered by the company. The company arranges accommodation in the Best Hotels and Resorts in Andaman & Nicobar Islands. Apart from offering Best Andaman Nicobar Holiday Packages, the company also offers Ticketing Services, High Class Pickup and Drop Facility and Rail Reservation Services in India. Get Best Andaman & Nicobar Tour Packages from Lucky Travels at amazingly low rates. For more details about the various Andaman & Nicobar Tour Packages offered by the company, visit .

  • April 13, 2018 /  Hotels
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    Who does not require any vacation? All of us do feel the need of a nice holiday break to enjoy some time away from the hectic working schedule and tension-filled lifestyle. Casper Wyoming is one attraction, thanks to the beautiful mountains, ski area and many more. However, people usually do not want to run into the hassle of booking flights, hotels and transfers to and from hotels and airports. Hence, a new way has been derived to take care of all such irritating jobs. With the advent of the Internet, many service providers have come up with websites, helping the travelers to book flights, hotels and even rent a car from the comfort of their home. Their effort to make their holiday a relaxed and a stress-free experience has been successful because many holiday goers have taken full advantage of this medium for their quick booking. If you are planning to visit Casper WY for your relaxation and leisure, then online service providers will provide you with hotels in Casper Wyoming. You will be offered a list of accommodation at resorts and hotels that ensure luxurious amenities at competitive prices.

    Hotel Casper Wyoming is really the best accommodation option for the travelers who wish to rest comfortably. The guests will get to spend their time at the 100% smoke free hotel. Moreover, the highlights of the hotel are comfortable accommodations, letting the vacationers enjoy the stunning views of Casper Mountain. Besides, the sophisticated design with excellent amenities and customer satisfaction service are some of the other factors that present the Casper Wyoming hotel as the most reliable INN.

    In more details, the hotel in Casper take the pleasure of leaving you satisfied with your stay through their plethora of facilities that include wired and wireless high-speed Internet, spacious guest rooms that are equipped with flat panel televisions, luxurious new bedding, and restaurant and bar. What makes the Casper hotel the most admired are pleasing room service, fitness area, business center and meeting spaces.

    Undoubtedly, Casper WY hotels are ideal for businessmen who visit the city for their business projects and agreements. They can plan their meeting in the hotel in order to get all the necessary facilities like conference room, projector for presentation and various other amenities.

    Dont think that the hotel in Casper Wyoming is ideally targeted at businesses. The accommodation is also open for people who visit the city for holidays or family adventures. They will also be offered travel guide so that they can explore the city without any hindrance. The hotel has it all!

    So, its time to party! Plan your vacation now in Casper WY and get ready to reserve your room. Just visit the site that makes your booking process quick and effective. Plus, also look for a service provider that does not charge any booking fees for making reservations.

  • April 13, 2018 /  Ticketing
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    Buying a concert ticket is sometimes a hard deal but buying concert E-ticketing is popular and trendy now. Where E-ticketing really helps promoters is for shows with an audience. Sell tickets online can help business clients to produce tickets for corporate events.

    Go Green! Save the environment. It is very important to be updated already with the latest trends of doing trade, and this e-commerce can greatly help a seller who wants to go worldwide in terms of clients, though no matter how determined it might be.

    When advertising online, of course, the basics must always be present. Basic information as to who the seller is, the product and its details, and how it can be in your hands after going through the process of paying for it. When advertising in the Internet, anybody from anywhere in any part of the globe can see it, and can have the means to purchase it. Unlike in promotional material, business cards and advertising in the newspaper, only a small number of audiences compared to the worldwide audience can see it.

    Majority of events all across the world are offering Electronic Tickets or e-tickets. One of the major benefits that e-ticketing offers is that it does not require a paper ticket/record as a confirmation of your booking. The confirmation of your booking deception in the organizer computerized ticketing system in an electronic format.

    An e-ticket offers the following advantages: You need not carry a paper ticket while traveling and hence there is no fear of loosing them or forgetting them behind. Since they exist in electronic format, you do not have to wait for your ticket to arrive by post. You can use your E-ticket at the self-service check in machines avoiding long queues at manual check in desks.

    You can also print your e-ticket and track your place and time by using these automated machines.

    To use this service you will need of the following means of identification: -The credit card used to purchase your tickets. -An e-ticket receipt. -You will need to confirm the booking reference number given at the time of booking. Make sure that when you are buying the tickets online, you choose a reliable and trusted side for the purpose. This will ensure a secure payment method.

    Uticketit is an online event registrations and management service for open seating events. We make it easy for individuals and organizations to sell tickets online and e-ticketing to their events. Event organizers can easily create an event and begin selling tickets within minutes.

  • April 12, 2018 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    If you think that discount Disney World tickets are not worth fighting for, then you’re wrong. In fact, there are a lot of things that may interest you when you go to the theme park. Aside from the new attractions and the hidden Mickeys, there are things that people need to look out for in Disney. For sure, if you hear about it, you’d like to go to the park to check it out for yourself.

    Finding the right Disney World Prices for your vacation is not easy until you decide what type of vacation you want. Disney has enough theme parks, hotels, and restaurants to fill up several vacations. It’s not impossible to save money at the Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Everyone knows that there are savings to be had if you bring your own food into the park. Don’t forget to bring your own water, too.

    Disney World may be fun and magical on the surface but underground, it’s a different place. Did you know that in order to get around the park, staff and personnel pass through underground tunnels? It’s pretty cool once you think about it. One minute you look at an empty space and the next, a Disney character is waving at you from that same direction. A Disney World vacation will probably involve buying tickets to one or more of their theme parks. Finding prices for Disney theme park tickets is not easy. Are you going to stay at a Disney World Hotel? You probably should. There are a lot of advantages. You can use Disney’s transportation system. Main Street may be one of the best places to be in this Disney paradise. But did you know that this street can play tricks on you? Notice that if you look towards the direction of the castle, it seems like the street is never ending. Well, it’s an optical illusion. You might say, “big deal!”. There are plenty of ticket kiosks in the Orlando area that claim to offer discount DisneyWorld tickets. But those poor souls that stand out in the Central Florida heat are not doing it because they want you to save money. The way to get discount DisneyWorld tickets is to pre-book your vacation. It’s not that hard, and it will save you so much money. Disney likes a well planned traveler. Actually, they like all travelers, but they reward the travelers that plan ahead. Just think, a huge percentage of your whole vacation budget will go to the tickets. Investing time in looking for discount admission resources will help you grasp numerous money saving opportunities when you go to the theme park.

    Your Disney vacation will not be cheap. Disney World prices have never been considered low, yet the value of the Disney experience has never been questioned. Plan ahead and get the most for your money.

  • April 12, 2018 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    Travellers planning to book 2012 Miami holidays in Fort Lauderdale now have the unique opportunity to enjoy a brief escape to the enchanting Caribbean island of Bahamas. Joint owners of the Balearia Bahamas Express-Spanish ferry operator Balearia and the Capo Group, have recently announced the launch of the first ever US-Bahamas ferry service.

    The Balearia Bahamas Express will be whisking passengers away from Fort Lauderdale, Miami to their budget Bahamas holidays experience in Grand Bahama. The newly launched ferry service means that travellers can enjoy town-centre holidays to the Bahamas and Miami at a bargain price making for a truly unforgettable holiday experience.

    The exciting new offer is currently being marketed as “an appealing alternative to air travel” with significant savings to be made over opting for a direct flight to the Bahamas from Miami. Travellers can choose between economy class and VIP/first class travel. An economy day trip starts at $49.50 per person while the first class day rate will cost upwards of $65 per person.

    Holidaymakers hoping to see a little bit more of the Bahamas can opt for an overnight stay which will cost approximately $25.5 per person on top of the day rates. All passengers are permitted two pieces of hand luggage at no extra cost; however, the prices listed do not include the departure tax of $18 and operational charge of $12.5.

    With the exception of Wednesdays the ferry, christened “Pinar del Rio”, will be running a daily service taking holidaymakers to their short stay Bahamas holidays departing from Port Everglades Terminal One in Fort Lauderdale at 10 am. Return trips are scheduled to depart for Fort Lauderdale at 7:30 pm. Travelling at a remarkable 32 knots the Balearia Bahamas Express boasts of making the 76 mile journey in a mere two and a half hours.

    Holidaymakers will have the opportunity to relax, enjoy the magnificent scenery and take in the calming sea breeze on the spacious decks. On board services include a cafe- bar, movie viewing facilities, baby changing stations and duty free shopping. Passengers are reminded that a valid passport is need for check in.

  • April 12, 2018 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    I have two childhood memories that center around Christmas cookies. My Mom’s no-bake cookies and my Aunt’s sugar cookies. I can still see my Mom stirring the cocoa for the no-bakes and can still smell their savory, sweet, aroma. I remember being just barely tall enough to peek up at the waxed paper-lined kitchen counter to sneak me a cookie while they were still warm.

    My Aunt made the best sugar cookies that I can remember. The shapes that I remember the most were the Christmas trees, the candy canes, and the wreaths. I like soft doughy cookies and my Aunt’s were the best. She lived just three blocks down from our house and I still remember walking to her house with my parents…visiting, and eating those cookies. Those were the good old days.

    What are the cookies that you remember as a child? Which ones were your favorites?

    If you’re like most people…you will come up with the following four

    *Sugar Cookies

    *Chocolate Chip Cookies

    *Peanut Butter Cookies

    *Gingerbread Cookies

    These four kinds of cookies are America’s top pick when it comes to holiday cookies. There are many variations of each kind. But my favorite…other than the cookies I mentioned at the beginning of this article, is chocolate chip cookies. Every Christmas, my Sister-In-Law brings everyone in the family a big bag of them. It’s a tradition with her. She enjoys baking chocolate chip cookies for us all.

    Below is my Sister-In-Law’s recipe

    (It’s actually the same recipe that is in the Betty Crocker cookbook)

    bettycrocker.com

    Chocolate Chip Cookies

    Ingredients

    1/2 cup granulated sugar

    1/2 cup packed brown sugar

    1/3 cup margarine or butter, softened

    1/3 cup shortening

    1 egg

    1 teaspoon vanilla

    1 1/2 cups all-purpose or whole wheat flour

    1/2 teaspoon baking soda

    1/2 teaspoon salt

    1 package (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips

    (The original recipe calls for 1/2 cup chopped nuts, my Sister-In-Law doesn’t include nuts)

    Directions

    Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix sugars, margarine, shortening, egg and vanilla. Stir in remaining ingredients Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until light brown, 8 to 10 minutes.

    Cool slightly before removing from cookie sheet. Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.

    I look forward to these every year. I too, have made them many times and they don’t last long around our house. My Husband loves them.

    Do you bake cookies for the holidays? Everyone has their personal favorites.

    If you’re baking cookies this Christmas, don’t forget to leave Santa a special plate full of them.

    Happy Holidays to all!

  • April 12, 2018 /  Hotels
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    Students often face difficulties in deciding upon which career path should they walk in. Today parents also show active participation in deciding upon their child’s education. But they completely rely upon their child’s decision. Modern parents never force their kids to decide courses as per the parents choices rather they encourage children to choose the course as per their own interest.

    Today hotel and tourism industries are growing at a large scale and this is the reason why students want to enter into the world of hotels. The wide range of career options associated with management sectors made hotel management courses so popular. The only thing is that you need to pursue your course from a reputed hotel management institute. At first try to choose the study program that you want to pursue and then match the program with the course curriculum of the college. Study programs like certification and internship opportunities are specifically designed for the students interested in hotel industries. Even for those who are already into hotel industries can raise their designation into management post through formal education degrees in management training with experience.

    Bachelor degree in Hotel Management:

    A bachelor degree in hotel management is a course program of 3 years. This degree prepares students to move forward towards higher level of this sector. The various hotel management areas such as business accounting, food and beverage services, accommodations, human resource and marketing hospitality services are many more can be served with a bachelor degree in hotel management.

    Diploma in Hotel Management:

    You can also opt for a diploma in hotel management to serve the four main areas of hotel industries, housekeeping, food and beverage, food production and front office. Each area has individual importance in hotel industry. The front office section takes care of specific areas like check ins and outs, night auditing, reservations and others. Professionals involved in food production looks after the kitchen. Housekeeping department sees the back office functions such as hotel rooms, lobby and banquets. The food and beverage sector is in the responsibility of food service in banquet halls and restaurants. The diploma in hotel management usually ranges from 6 months to one year.

    As per the different hotel management study programs one should decide which one will be suitable for you. Diploma in hotel management or bachelor degree in hotel management. After deciding upon the type of course you should move forward towards the selection of the colleges that have high value in the market of education. The reason behind the selecting a reputed college is the chance of getting quick placements at the 5 star hotels.

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