• October 14, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    A motorhome holiday is significantly different to a package holiday. The cost associated with a motorhome holiday is nowhere near the amount of money you will spend on a package holiday. There is also the feeling of freedom and independence you get from travelling with a motorhome that you can’t get when vacationing at only one destination. People are now considering the benefits if purchasing or renting a motorhome for their next holiday trip because going on a motorhome holiday allows them to travel far and choose where they want to go at any given time.

    Going on a motorhome holiday allows for flexibility. The idea of being able to go anywhere they like at any given time is what appeals to most people. You plan and take your motorhome holiday anytime during the year. You don’t have to settle on traveling to just one destination, you can stay at one place for a day or two, then pack up and head over to your next destination. Traveling in a motorhome vehicle is comfortable and convenient so you can go on holidays several times a year. You will never be bored because you can easily go from one place to another, see and experience different things.

    A motorhome holiday is a may be life changing and educational experience. If you are tired of the same old package holiday deals, try something new and exciting. Hiring a motorhome and heading out on your own will give you memories and the experience of a lifetime.

    One other advantage of a motorhome holiday is the food. Even if the food at hotels is decent, nothing beats the taste of home cooked meals. Most motorhomes are equipped with a kitchen; you can whip up some of the dishes that you would cook at home without having to spend a fortune. And you can eat your food anywhere that you want and eat it at your own pace.

    The UK is one of the best places to spend your motorhome holiday. From the abandoned castles, fun theme parks, and the walks of Wales, Britain is actually a good choice to spend your holidays in. Of course, there are several other places that you could go to. Europe is another popular destination. There’s Spain, France, and Italy as well. These are just some of the most recommended motorhome holiday destinations.

    It comes as no surprise that motorhome holidays are fast becoming popular. Those that normally would have paid a premium for a pampered luxurious vacation at a far-off tropical beach are seriously considering the benefits of a motorhome holiday. Combining both accommodation and transportation in a single package, purchasing or hiring a motorhome is more cost-effective compared to a package holiday deal. A motorhome holiday also allows you to experience the freedom of the open road.

  • October 12, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    One of the biggest ‘holidays of a lifetime’ for many people has got to be trekking in the Amazon rainforest. Just the thought of it is enough to send a world of exotic images spiralling into your mind: the verdant green of the trees, the shrieks and calls of the monkeys and birds, the croak of frogs, the trickle of sweat as it glides down your back, the squelch of the soft ground beneath your boots…

    The Amazon rainforest traverses a whopping nine countries, over an area one and a half times the size of the European Union, meaning the opportunity to trek terrain that varies enormously. Visitors to the area should prepare to navigate microclimates where it can vary from the very hot to pouring rain, with changing animal species that diversify with their environment – and what animals they are! Jaguars, monkeys, anacondas, frogs, parrots, dolphins, crocodiles and tarantulas are just a few among the thousands of different types of animal life that can be found within the depths of the Amazon’s tropical rainforest. This, combined with the amount of species of plants and trees, makes the area one of the most magnificent in the world. Trekking in the Amazon rainforest is something that challenges tourists, and becomes an experience they will never forget.

    Unfortunately, the Amazon rainforest is under growing threat of deforestation caused by logging, cattle ranching, mining and more. Global climate change is also a significant threat to the rainforest. Many people are aware of the types of threats that put the future of the Amazon rainforest in jeopardy, but are we doing enough to help protect this precious land?

    If we want this region to keep its stunning, world-renowned biodiversity intact for the future, then we’re going to have to work harder than ever to stop deforestation, lower carbon emissions and reduce the terrible effects of greenhouse gas emissions on the environment. It may be possible for us all to enjoy the wonders of the Amazon rainforest in our lifetimes, but what about the next generation, or the next? If you want to help ensure that this precious – and crucial – rainforest is looked after and protected, it’s time to look into what you can do to help the cause. After all, there’s only one Amazon rainforest – and once it’s gone, it’s gone.

  • October 6, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    There’s now queerer than folk- is an expression which roughly translates as -some people are just plain bonkers-, and this applies to people everywhere, including people who book up vacation rental homes and choose exotic locations as their vacation destinations. The following statements and complaints are all true.

    One couple had been told by the vacation rental home owner that there is a water park nearby, but when they got there they realized they were over-dressed since they had not brought their swim wear. They made a complaint insisting that they should have been told that they need to bring their swimming costumes and towels to this vacation destination. Another couple, on booking a beachfront vacation rental villa then complained that the beach was too sandy, even though the owner of the vacation rental villa had written on his listings that it was located on a sandy beach.

    One man complained to the owner of their holiday rental home that he bought some Ray Bans from a street peddler for $5 only to then find out that they were fake. Another couple complained when they booked a holiday rental home near the sea. They took their kids for a swim but they found the sea was not the way they imagined it to be – it had fish in it. So, they naturally went back to their beautiful holiday rental home and complained to the owner because he had not pre-warned them.

    Some people also complain because they feel their vacation rental home is not stocked up enough, like the man who complained because there was no egg slicer, and some are just too -uninformed’ (to put it kindly) to work out how things are supposed to work, like the family who complained because there was no air conditioning on the (outdoor) patio of their vacation rental villa.

    And there are even complaints of the more sensitive nature, like the man who went on a safari during his honeymoon, saw an aroused elephant, and then complained to his vacation home owner that he now felt inadequate and that his honeymoon was now ruined. Another couple put in a complaint because the lady became impregnated, something that she blamed on the fact their bedroom has a double bed and not a twin.

    But the best of the lot has to be the couple who complained because it took them longer to fly back to England from their Jamaican holiday rental home than it did for their friends to fly back to America, and the woman who booked into a hotel, saw a -do not disturb- sign on the back of her door, on the inside, and thought that it meant for her to stay in the room. She should have booked a holiday rental home, not a hotel.

    John Owens Is a writer for Vacations rental homes and holiday homes and rental condos rented directly from the owner of the vacation rental home.

  • October 4, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    Being associated with Country Vacations will give immense satisfaction and pleasure to any Country Vacations Membership holder. The trips get a different glamour when its organized by Country Vacations. One feels specially attended and cared in every step taken before and during any venture with Country Vacations.

    The Country Vacations specially arranged health clubs, exotic spas, banquet halls, luxury cottage room give the respite any stressed soul and body would normally be requiring. The revitalization is best arranged for by Country Vacations. They know exactly just what all would suffice to let you be in your best state of mind and spirits.

    Each suite booked for Country Vacations Membership holders are so intricately and elaborately decorated, that it gives a grand feeling to anyone who stays in the suites. Special attractive discounts for the sightseeing tours sessions come with every Country Vacations Membership. That tour session will assuredly cover all the important spots of the city to venture in. Free Spa and pulsated discotheque and pubs are also included for the interested Country Vacations Members.

    Bangalore presents to any visitor an enchanting land which has abundant scenic beauty and warmth. It has splendor and pomp of magnificent ethnicity and spectacular marvels of up to date modern engineering in each of the nooks and corners of the city. Somehow Country Vacations makes it a point to let you feel that its warmth and grandeur is much more than what exist actually. Country Vacations makes it better a place for restoration of vigor when any trip is arranged by them.

    The Country Vacations Membership makes the trips more worthwhile with the splendid offers punched in with the trip grandeur. Moreover, one can customize the Country Vacations Schedules as per their requirements and preferences, as in if someone wants to go for more of temples in the session of Country Vacations Bangalore or if someone wants more of adventurous ventures in Bangalore, they are allowed to express their suggestions to customize a particular Country Vacations trip arranged.

    Theme-based-restaurants are specially arranged by Country Vacations for families and friends of people having a Country Vacations Membership. Sports like Snooker and Table Tennis are also arranged for the guests who have Country Vacations caring for their comfortable and entertaining stay in Bangalore. Even he delicacies which are special in Bangalore are personally selected by Country Vacations representatives and guides for the guests.

  • October 2, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    With the holiday season approaching, its time to start considering planning for parties. Some of the most creative, fun parties revolve around themes. But decorating for specific themes can be more difficult, especially if you dont know what to look for. But there are tons of places to get unique decorating supplies for your specific theme. One of the most memorable decorations you can get to have your party stick out among the crowd is a life-size statue to highlight your theme.

    Halloween Parties
    Halloween kicks off the holiday season in style. This is one of the best occasions for picking a specific theme rather than getting out your old standby spooky dcor. You could go with a pirate theme, which is always fun for everyone, and have a life-size pirate captain to greet your guests and trick-or-treaters. Even if you stick with the traditional spooky theme, a life-size witch or grim reaper can make your party stand out.

    Christmas Parties
    It seems every year there are dozens of Christmas parties, and they all feel like the same party. Christmas is a great time to stand out among the crowd by choosing an interesting theme. You get a life-size snowman for a winter wonderland theme. Or, if you want something particularly classy you can do a Nutcracker theme. A life-size nutcracker and the classical sound track are sure to make your party memorable.

    New Years Parties
    New Years Eve is a great time to play with themes. A glamorous party can be turned into a Hollywood themed party with life-size replicas of your favorite celebrities. For a more laid back party, you could have a karaoke night with a life-size Elvis up on the stage.

    Themed holiday parties offer your guests something new and interesting. Using a life-size statue to help create your theme will really make your holiday parties memorable.

  • September 29, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    Many travel firms have kept tour prices unchanged while others are offering big discounts of 30-35 per cent for the upcoming National Holiday early next month (September 2).

    The Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper reported on Monday that the The He Tre Tourism Co, in collaboration with Vietnam Airlines, will offer two tours of the northeastern region at unchanged prices despite it being a holiday, when prices normally rise significantly.

    Those who take the tours will be able to enjoy several attractions including the Dong Van Stone Plateau, Lung Cu Flag Pole, Ma Pi Leng Pass, Ba Be Lake, Nguom Ngao Cave and Ban Gioc Waterfall.

    The tours, lasting six or seven days starting from August 30, cost VND9.8 million (US$470) and VND11.4 million ($540), respectively. This would be up to 35 per cent lower than current market prices, the company said.

    For the National Day holiday, Fiditour is offering tours from HCM City to favoured destinations like Phu Quoc and Con Dao islands with discounts of up to 30 per cent.

    A three-day all-inclusive tour price for Phu Quoc will be reduced by VND1.57 million ($75) to VND5.19 million ($250) per visitor, while that for Con Dao will drop by VND300,000 ($14) to VND6.46 million ($310).

    Doan Thi Thanh Tra, marketing and communication director of the Saigontourist Travel Service Co, said that in keeping with the policy to promote domestic tourism, the company had guaranteed that it would not only refrain from increasing tour prices on this occasion, but also offer many cost-saving tours.

    Tourists from HCM City can choose tours to Buon Ma Thuot, Ha Noi, Hai Phong, Sapa, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Da Lat, or Phan Thiet with prices ranging from VND2.5-6.5 million ($120-310).

    Besides, there are longer tours to the northern, central and western regions priced from VND5 million ($240) onwards, departing from HCM City on September 1 and 2.

    Since this year’s National Day holiday falls on Monday, most visitors tend to choose short tours of 3-4 days.

    On the occasion of the National Day, Saigontourist would launch its river tours, Tra said.

    Recommended tours include a half-day tour to Cu Chi Tunnel, Long Phuoc Garden and Binh Quoi Tourist Village; and a full-day tour to Can Gio and Long An. The tours cost VND294,000-2.23 million ($14-106) per person.

    Ton That Hoa, general secretary of the HCM City Tourism Association (HTA), said that the association would sign this week a domestic tourism stimulus programme with Vietjet Air.

    The agreement would be a win-win situation for everyone, Hoa said, adding: “Travel firms will have more opportunities to exploit cheap air tickets to sell tours and consumers will have the opportunity to buy cheap travel tours.”

  • September 25, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    Golf vacations are considered to be the luxury of elites and it is believed that the people with the minute income cant enjoy with this interesting game. Many golf lovers want to enjoy with golfing but it seems to be the dream for them due to the shortage of funds. But the above mentioned concept is totally wrong. There are lots of possibilities for the low budgeted and cheap golf vacations.
    Golf lovers wanted to enjoy the golf vacations within the low income they have in USA and even in Europe as well. There require little planning and selecting best package from the rush of golf vacations packages in the market.
    Many of the discounts are available to avail in order to enjoy with the golfing during the golf vacations. There are lots of packages which also allow the lovers to pay half prices of the normal prices. These packages are so easy going which make it possible for the normal golfer to enjoy the golf within the budgeted amount. Golf lovers can search out for the resorts which also provide accommodations along with golfing. The average income person can also enjoy with the golfing and can also plan own golf vacations in the area of ones choice.
    It is not been dream to visit the best place for the golfing. Considering a golf tour at the ideal places in the world with colleagues, co-workers, families, friends and with the business partners is not a dream now. Only problem with the cheap golf vacations is about off season. All the cheap golf vacations are arranged and offering in the off season. Off season means the time when most of the golfers dont come to enjoy the golf vacations. But its not a big problem, off season sometime more fruitful than the other seasonal golfing. In this time less people come for golfing and visitors can enjoy at their fullest while playing golf in the off season. There is less competition and courses are free every time to enjoy golfing. In this time golfers often bargain for the prices with the owners and managers of the courses and sometime get best golf vacations packages due to the strong competition between the different golf courses.
    Internet is best source for hunting and selecting the best golf courses and spots throughout in the world. In US more and more people are using internet and hence it become so much easy for them to select and bargain for the course of their own choice. After selecting the best golf course go for hunting by contacting reliable travel agent. Plan the golf vacations to and make the budget and enjoy the golf vacations .

  • September 25, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    Have you ever been on a Walt Disney World vacation? If your answer is no, then what are you waiting for? This magical wonderland is just what you and your family need to wash away that stress and fatigue that comes from the redundant 9 to 5 work week.

    It’s time to take a break with Mickey and his pals. You can check out Universal Studios and Epcot Center. Have a blast watching wonderful shows and enjoying fabulous restaurants. That Walt Disney World vacation is waiting for you. Can’t you just taste those delectable treats and see those fireworks? It’s high-time to get on the World-Wide-Web and see what’s available.

    I can recall the last time I went on a Walt Disney World vacation. Okay, so it was the only time I’ve been down to the Magical Kingdom; regardless, it seems like yesterday. I was only eleven years old when my folks took me and my brothers on a Walt Disney World vacation. I was so excited I could hardly stand it. I wanted to do everything, taste everything, and see everything. I wanted to meet Pluto and ride every roller coaster in the park. I knew it was going to be amazing. Back then I’m sure the entry tickets weren’t quite so pricy, but at least now days we have an advantage. Yes, I’m talking about the Internet. Cyberspace is the perfect route to finding the absolute best deals and packages regarding your Walt Disney World vacation. You can choose where to stay and how many days you wish to have access ahead of time. When you take advantage of the Walt Disney World vacation package deals, you save your hard-earned cash. Besides, it pays to plan ahead of time. Go ahead and book your room right in the middle of things. Now days you can choose from Disney World resorts. It’s all at your very fingertips, folks.

    Are you planning that big Walt Disney World vacation? Summer is upon us, people. Maybe it’s time you prepared for those vacation days with the family. That warm sun will get you motivated. Doesn’t a Walt Disney World vacation sound ideal? If you simply pop open your Google search engine, you can sort through a number of deals. Book that round trip flight and hotel stay at the same time. This way everything is already taken care of. Make your Walt Disney World vacation a relaxing one. The last thing you need is added stress and chaos.

  • September 19, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    Vancouver is a vacation destination located in beautiful British Columbia. To find vacation rentals in Vancouver, BC you can either try going through the ordinary route of booking a hotel online or you can try another approach if you are looking for something a little more affordable or unique there are other websites where you can find vacation rentals through property management companies or for rent by owner. Vacation rental properties by owner are getting quite popular on the web because you actually get a home away from home. There are so many places to choose from such as, apartments, condos, penthouses, beachfront accommodations, suburban retreats, cabins on a lake, and so much more. If you want it chances are you will most definitely find it if you choose to go this route for your next vacation and get a great deal to boot.

    You will be amazed at the great deals that are out there. Some vacation rental properties by owner go above and beyond what you would normally get in a vacation rental, such as breakfast, lunch or dinner included, gift baskets, maid service and free car use for your trip. They do this to entice the customers to try their services over the rest, and in return usually end up with return customers. I mean who wouldnt want that extra something to make you feel you is getting your moneys worth.

    Vancouver BC, vacationers always end up coming back for more, seeing as it is an all year round vacation spot, in the winter we get crowds of people from around the world just for our abundant selection of ski hills, and winter sports. The spring and summer time vacation rentals in Vancouver, BC fill up fast seeing as how there are so many attractions here for people to see and do. Vancouver, BC offers dinner cruises, party boats, bar hopping bus tours, whale watching tours, fireworks competitions, a vast variety of festivals, PNE and Play land, concerts, outdoor live theatre, indoor movies on the beach, beautiful parks, fine cuisine, hiking, fishing charters, Vancouver aquarium, etc. The list goes on and on, it is a beautiful city, and you will definitely meet some friendly, amazing people here. It is a multicultural society so it is sure to have something of interest for all walks of life.

    Vancouver, BC should definitely be put on your vacation to do list, and why not try a new approach for your next vacation getaway and try a vacation rental by owner you might just be pleasantly surprised at how far you money can go.

  • September 10, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    Ready to start a fun new tradition using great Christmas short stories?

    Most families have a Christmas tradition or two that they look forward to sharing together year after year. Traditions draw us closer together and allow us to slow down and enjoy the Christmas season; they’re also something special to share with future generations. If you don’t have a Christmas tradition, try reading Christmas short stories together this year! It’s free, meaningful and gives a slight pause to each day of the hustle and bustle that comes with the holiday season.

    Begin on December 1st and read a story each night until Christmas. You may want to plan ahead by having each family member pick out several of their favorite holiday stories to have on hand. You can borrow some from your local library, download them to your iPod (many can be downloaded free), or listen to audio stories. If you are stuck and don’t have enough favorites for each day, explore some new stories. We’ve created a list below to help get you started.

    Make story time special by turning off the TV, computers, and iPods after dinner each night (unless of course, you’ve downloaded your Christmas short stories to your iPod). Light some candles, or gather the family around the lit Christmas tree. Make some apple cider or hot chocolate and have a small treat like a Christmas sugar cookie or shortbread to go with your hot drink. Then settle in to read, or listen to, your Christmas short stories.

    You’ll be surprised at how much your family will look forward to this quiet time with each other and you may even have some wonderful conversations during or after reading these timeless Christmas short stories together. Story time is also a great way to wind everyone down before bed, both young and old.

    Make this Christmas special and begin a tradition that your family will look forward to each year. Your kids will remember this tradition and may even pass it on to their kids someday!

    Here are some stories to get you started. You can find many of these free online.

    The Gift, by R. Louis Carroll
    The Story of Babouska
    T’was the Night Before Christmas, by Clement C. Moore
    The Christmas Story, the Bible – Matthew Chapters 1&2
    The Gift of the Magi, by O. Henry
    The Little Match Seller, by Hans Christian Anderson
    The Selfish Giant, by Oscar Wilde
    The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, by L. Frank Baum
    A Kidnapped Santa Claus, by L. Frank Baum
    The Cobbler and His Guest, by Anne McCollum Boyles
    The Story of the Candy Cane

    We hope that you enjoy reading them and continue the tradition for years to come.