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I always read the Travel section looking for bargains and was happy to see the article about deals in Paris [“The City of Light for Less,” Money Matters, by Debbi Kickham, Nov. 26]. All the ideas were great until it came to shopping.

What I don’t understand is why a tour guide for $125 an hour is a deal. If her fee is even less than the discount I would get, I probably couldn’t afford the final price.

With a loud crack, Coconut Joe deftly whacked a fresh green coconut with his machete, slipped a straw in the opening and handed it to me.

“Bula!” he shouted, and the gathered staff enthusiastically launched into a Fijian welcoming song outside the open-air lobby of the new Kokomo Private Island resort.

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The holiday spirit shines through with parades of lighted boats, old-fashioned Californian and Latin American holiday festivities, and a way to find a furry companion to continue the loving spirit into the new year.

The Goleta Christmas Parade will march through Old Town, creating the ambiance of a small town’s old-fashioned holiday, ending with the lighting of a holiday tree.

Travel offers more lasting pleasure than mere acquisition of things, numerous studies show, a concept that millennials seem to have made their own.

Before cellphones and social media and long before the word “millennials” signified a generation, my husband, Phil, and I tumbled to that mind-set by a serendipitous series of events.

If winter or spring in Baja California Sur sounds like a little bit of heaven, Alaska and Delta have just the ticket: $198 round-trip from LAX to San Jos de los Cabos, including all taxes and fees.

The fare, subject to availability, is for travel from Jan. 9-May 17.

There is no minimum stay, but there is one catch: You must buy your ticket by Dec. 14.

Info: Alaska, (800) 252-7522; Delta, (800) 221-1212.





09/01/2018

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    What You Need to Know About Gay Berlin

    Berlin is one of the world s most gay-friendly cities for LGBT tourists here s what you need to know to get the most out of a gay Berlin holiday

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    In 2010 I quit my job as a graphic designer in Boston and went on a 15+ month trip around the world. The journey took me to places like North Africa, the Middle East, India and Southeast Asia. Since 2011 I ve been living in Berlin—Europe s most hipster city, and probably the best city in the world.

    Travels of Adam  is my blog, a personal way to share the world—everything from the cool  quirky to the amazing. You ll find gay travel stories, nightlife tips, photos and all-too-personal stories from my travel adventures around the world. To learn more about how this life as a full-time traveler began, read  how Iceland changed my life .





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    Austria in 6 Cakes: Poppy Seeds are Popular

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    Cafe at the Art History Museum, Vienna

    Pakistan is the world’s largest producer of poppy seeds, but the Austrians are no slouches, they produce about 1,000 metric tons, annually. The technical term for that is a whole lotta poppy seeds. Poppy seeds show up all over Austria baking – dusting the top of your bread rolls, sprinkled over butter smothered dumplings, and inside your cake.

    This hasn’t been as bad as you’d think for the Austria cake landscape. Lots of cakes are made with a nut flour base.

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    21/12/2017

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    02/12/2017

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    Travel To Antarctica

    Recently, I had a transition period between my jobs. I’m a travelling freak. Not a regular type, but in fact, I like to visit places that are somewhat inaccessible for a common man, or you can say places which are taboo to a majority of people. Some friends of mine had recently travelled to Antarctica and they told me about the magnificence of Antarctica. I decided to take advantage of my free time and planned a trip to Antarctica. And I have to admit, I did nothing wrong in paying a visit to this amazing place. In fact, my Antarctica travel was one of the best trips I ever had in my life. I went there with my wife and kids. Believe me, no place on this earth can be compared to this immeasurable land of white wilderness. Rocks, Water, Ice, Polar Beers, Seals, and Penguins … Welcome to Antarctica!! 

    This place does not have any permanent residents. The only human population seen in Antarctica is the tourists, or the scientists and the research staff, the temporary inhabitants of Antarctica. But every single inch of Antarctica is worth visiting. The enormous snow-land masses, the frozen water bodies, the massive whales, this place is an ice-heaven. 

    We booked our trip in Antarctica with ‘World Expeditions’. It’s a company which organizes various tour packages to explore Antarctica. We took the 15 – day tour, which included almost everything worth seeing. We boarded the cruise in Ushuaia. The crew warmly welcomed us on the cruise. We had a group of about 100 people on board. Our ship started sailing down the Beagle Channel. It was late in the evening, and after minor sight-seeing, we enjoyed our dinner and set our course for the Falkland Islands. For the whole of the second day, we were sailing. And sailing with us were various species of petrels and albatrosses. It was a total delight to watch them maneuvering around our ship. 

    The next day, we reached Malvinas, a place on the Falkland archipelago. You can view some great species of animals in this place.  We all love wildlife, and we wanted to know and explore more of the Antarctic life, so we decided to take a hike by the side of shore of Carcass Island. After about thirty minutes of sturdy hike. we reached the top, and were astonished by the views. We could see numerous Gentoo Penguins. It was awesome to watch them, so close and so many in numbers. After a while, we even saw the passerines, the night herons and the waterfowl. I must say, these creatures are startling. It was the first time we were watching them for real, and it was a total enchanting view. The waterfowl is a beautiful bird. So stunning, you could spend hours applauding its beauty. After spending a good time at this place, we moved forward to Saunders. It’s famous because 4 types of penguins are found here; King, Maggellanic, Gentoo and Rockhopper Penguins. We enjoyed observing them in their habitats. 

    Stanley was our next destination. It is the capital of Falklands. a great place to know and explore Falkland culture. Stanley has a South American charm. The local churches and museums exhibit a style of South American culture. We visited a church. In spite of being in solitary for a major part of the year, this church was beautifully maintained. Beautifully built, and equally taken care of. After surveying every corner of the church, we moved to Antarctic Heritage Museum. This is a small museum, exhibiting history and specialties of Antarctica. 

    We spent our next two days on the cruise, transiting through the Antarctic Convergence on our way to South Georgia. These two days gave us some ever lasting memories of Antarctica. As our chip entered the Antarctic waters, we could feel a sudden decrease in the temperature. Our guide told us that temperature in this zone falls down several degrees below the freezing point. We saw some really huge ice bodies, formed due to freezing of water floating on the water. It was a great view. We were watching the nature at its best. We saw different species of Prions. Petrels, Albatrosses, Skuas and Shearwaters roaming around our ship. We were enjoying them and they were enjoying the human company. We were lucky enough to spot some whales. I tell you, this creature is MASSIVE! If you have never seen a whale, plan a trip to Antarctica and witness some of the biggest of these creatures. Watching them from so close is certainly jaw dropping. My sons were so excited on spotting a whale that they discharged the whole of the camera battery in capturing whales in the camera. 

    We reached South Georgia in the late afternoon. Our guide took us to Grytviken, a place governed by seals and penguins. Yes, you read it right… This place is run by seals and penguins. There is a deserted village in Grytviken where King Penguins now roam in the streets and seals have taken their control over the buildings. It is fun to watch this place. You never know what you’ll see coming out of a building. The Whaling History Museum was our next stop in Grytviken. This museum depicts a lot about Antarctica. From climatical to geographical features of Antarctica to the various species of seals, penguins, whales and other wildlife found here to various scientific research centers set up in Antarctica, this museum holds a record of everything. A detailed visit to the Whaling History Museum is a must to know Antarctica completely. After filling our minds with some new, great facts, we left for our next destination, Drygalski Fjord. You can find a good chance to spot ample spectrum wildlife and landscapes. We consider ourselves lucky to view some Reindeers, the elephant seals, fur seals and Macaroni Penguins. We found the penguins very cute and shy. Every time some of us initiated our steps towards them, they would run away. It was fun to be there. 

    For another couple of days, we sailed through the Weddell Sea and the Antarctic Peninsula. This made us witness some other great views; icebergs, frozen waters, seabirds. Everything here is like they are hand picked from some snowy dream. With this, came the Drake Passage, the last section of our route. It took us a little over 2 days to cross the Drake Passage. This was the time to share experiences of this amazing travel with our travel mates. Every individual had something interesting to add to the experience. While someone was fortunate enough to view the famous penguin proposal (a penguin proposing his female counterpart by offering her the most beautiful stone around), some others told us about the enormous size of the whales they saw. 

    Early in the morning, we arrived back to Ushuaia. We bid farewell to everyone after exchanging our contact details with some.

    Our Antarctica travel was truly an out – of – the – world experience for us. We’ve travelled across a major part of this world, but didn’t find any place as magical as Antarctica. Antarctica is beyond doubt incredible. If you’re a nature lover or a travel freak, you must plan a trip to Antarctica and witness the other side of nature’s creativity. 

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    26/11/2017

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    Vienna, Austria – His Travel Blog #find #a #flight

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    Vienna, Austria

    As an Australian living and working in Europe, I find it incredible how often I m confused as being an Austrian. I was in Minnesota for work last year and someone congratulated me on my flawless English! I’ve also been asked multiple times what the official language is in Australia, presumably mistaking it for the EU member state. There are no kangaroos in Austria people, nor any alps in Australia. Look at a map!  I hadn’t thought of it from the other perspective however, but my Austrian friend who lives in Vienna (and happens to love surfing) says he’s constantly mistaken for an Australian during his international travels!

    Read the sign people

    Following a 3 day work trip for my wife in Nettingsdorf (in western Austria) we took the opportunity for a quick weekend break in the capital, Wien (Vienna). Previously we’d only been through Vienna’s airport on the way home to Australia, so while I could comment on the quality of it’s airport lounge (very high), there wasn’t much else I could say. I was excited to finally visit this famed European capital and catch up with my “pseudo-Aussie” mate Martin and his girlfriend.

    If I was to use one word to convince you to visit this city, what word would I choose Opera?  Viennoiseries?

    No, the most persuasive word I can think of is schnitzel. Wiener schnitzel to be precise. A thin piece of pounded veal covered in delicious golden breadcrumbs, with a perfectly-balanced side of lemon wedge. Nothing more, nothing less. It’s up there with France’s hallowed baguette for pleasure-to-simplicity ratio.  I must mention that have a slight predisposition to the schnitzel I once indulged in a 9am breakfast schnitzel in Munich airport (a considerable feat considering it was after a weekend at Oktoberfest, where almost every meal was some variation of the deep-fried veal delight).

    One of the standout (read: few) memories from my bachelor party in 2011 was of my friends from Germany, Italy and Austria arguing over the origin of the schnitzel. Each of them was convinced their own country deserved recognition and nobody was willing to concede. The more important issue though is which country has now mastered it. I’ve tried each, and while cranberry conserve is a nice accompaniment in some parts of Germany, the Wiener Schnitzel from Austria takes the prize for pure unadulterated simplicity.

    Cultivating more chest hairs at Figlmüller in Vienna

    A word of warning before you go – try not to compare Austria or Austrians to Germany or Germans (think: New Zealand and Australia or Canada and the U.S.). The countries are completely different and both worthy of a visit for different reasons. Having good friends in both Austria and Germany, I’ve come to realise that apart from sharing a language they generally don’t appreciate comparison.

    I wasn’t really sure what to expect from my first trip to Vienna – I knew it was world-famous for its viennoiseries (pastries), although Paris seems to have stolen that title in recent decades. My wife also informed me to expect plenty of gro ßer braüners (double espressos) available in the hundreds of traditional coffee houses across the city. My Austrian friend Martin has lived in Vienna for the last couple of years and was nice enough to take us for a personal tour of the city. Turns out that as well as having flawless (non-accented) English, he’s also pretty knowledgeable about the Capital considering he grew up in a smaller town 200kms to the south.

    While not as cosmopolitan as some other European capitals, Vienna has an impressive list of attributes an understated regal facade, a long and interesting history, dozens of world class museums and expansive public spaces. It s a place you could easily imagine living and a painless city to navigate as a tourist. With such a rich musical history (Viennese composers include Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Haydn) it s a shame we didn t get the chance to visit one of the concert halls in Vienna, but a weekend trip is just too short to enjoy all the city has to offer. Besides, if it s a choice between being cultured and eating schnitzel, I know which way I m going to lean.

    If you re a sucker like me for anything food related, make sure you visit the Naschmarkt, a 1.5km long fresh food market close to the city centre. The market has a huge collection of colourful fruit and vegetable stands and just about every other culinary offering you could imagine. It would be easy to spend an hour or two here strolling down down the lane-ways, stopping for felafel or a glass of wine along the way (we begrudgingly skipped the wine as it was still only 9am, but certainly didn’t have the same reservations about hummus and felafal). Eventually the food stalls give way to a full-blown flea market which is held every Saturday – we didn’t feel like tussling with the masses, so made a speedy exit to one of Vienna’s many typical coffee houses nearby.

    All smiles despite no breakfast wine

    You may have heard that Vienna has some of the best museums and art collections in Europe. In fact, Vienna’s Museumsquartier is the eighth largest cultural area in the world. For reasons unknown, we shunned the historical cultural gold-mine on offer, and instead visited 21er Haus – The new Museum of Contemporary Art. At the time, a photo exhibition was showing Points of view in Austrian photography from the 1930s until today. It was interesting enough, but to be honest I struggled a little to see the art-value of some of the photographs, such as a naked man sitting on stool looking pensive. I did appreciate the general vibe of the collection though, and the modern steel and glass building that it’s all housed in is a stark contrast to the regal architecture of the rest of the city.

    21er Haus

    During the evenings we hit some rooftop bars with Martin and his girlfriend Verena, one at each end of the spectrum.  The Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom  has an amazing panoramic view from its top-floor restaurant / bar, Le Loft .  While we felt seriously underdressed after seeing Vienna’s VIP theatre-elite enjoying pre-drinks in the corner, we were welcomed at the bar and treated to some amazing cocktails while soaking up the view.  Then it was a change of scenery to the 25hours Hotel. a design hotel in the very cool 7th district.  Full of hipsters, its rooftop bar Dachboden  gives another expansive view of Vienna’s night lights.  On a snowy winter’s night you can’t really make the most of it but I imagine in Summer there’d be no better terrace in town to enjoy a drink!

    Night lights from rooftop terrace at 25hours Hotel

    Overall, Vienna is a thoroughly enjoyable travel destination. It may not feature big hitting monuments like some other European cities, but it has a distinct culture and something to please everyone. Below you can find further travel inspiration to plan your trip (click images to view full screen) and travel tips from locals living in Vienna.

    The historic Heldenplatz, notable as the place where Adolf Hitler announced the Anschluß (annexation) of Austria to Germany in 1938. The Naschmarkt, a 1.5km long fresh food market close to the city centre





    25/11/2017

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    4 Steps for Creating the Perfect Travel Itinerary Template – TripIt

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    2. Organize the Essentials

    Next add your essential travel information to your itinerary, which includes the following:

    • Airline tickets
    • Hotel reservations
    • Rental car confirmations
    • Restaurant reservations

    3. Add In Your Activities

    Now that you have your inspiration board populated full of ideas and all of your essential travel information locked and loaded in TripIt, it’s time to add some activities to your travel itinerary. Viator is great for finding tours, sightseeing adventures, shows, excursions and more. Trover is another great resource to discover off-the-beaten-path gems and can’t-miss sights. Forward any tour confirmations to TripIt, or, for any activities or stops without confirmation emails, you can simply add it in yourself.

    4. Leave Time for Exploration

    Pretty simple, right? Creating an itinerary doesn’t have to be a painstaking process, and now that you’ve done one, you can follow it for each trip you take.





    16/11/2017

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    In the morning, the President will participate in a bilateral meeting with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China. There will be pre-set pool coverage of the President’s arrival at the Le Bourget summit site and a pool spray at the top of this bilateral meeting.

    Later in the morning, the President will participate in the COP21 opening ceremony. There will be limited pool coverage of the opening ceremony.

    Afterward, the President will take a family photo with leaders of other participating countries and participate in the first session of COP21. There will be limited pool coverage of the family photo and full pool coverage of the President’s remarks in the first session.

    In the afternoon, the President will attend a lunch hosted by President Francois Hollande of France. This lunch will be closed press.

    Afterward, the President will participate in a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India. There will be a pool spray at the bottom of this meeting.

    Later in the afternoon, the President will participate in a Mission Innovation Event with President Francois Hollande of France, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India, other leaders and members of the private sector. There will be pool coverage of this event.

    In the evening, the President will attend a working dinner with President Francois Hollande of France. There will be a pool spray at the top of this dinner.





    10/11/2017

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    Global Travel Media – Blog Archive – Air Canada Adds Seasonal

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    Air Canada Adds Seasonal Vancouver-Dublin Flights For Summer 2016

    Air Canada today announced a further, strategic expansion of its Vancouver hub with the addition of the only non-stop flights to Dublin, Ireland next summer. This new seasonal route follows the recent announcement of several enhancements at the airline s Vancouver hub for 2016, including new transborder services to Chicago. San Jose and San Diego. double daily flights to London Heathrow, and the only flights linking Canada to Brisbane. Australia. The Vancouver-Dublin flights will be operated three times weekly by Air Canada s leisure airline, Air Canada rouge, with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft beginning June 10, 2016. To promote the new route, Air Canada is offering a special introductory fare starting as low as $839 round-trip all-in from Vancouver. and $949 round-trip all-in from Calgary or Edmonton. until December 4 for travel June 10-30, 2016. Tickets are now available for purchase.

    Air Canada continues to strategically grow its international network at YVR with the only non-stop flights to Dublin during the peak summer period. This route is a great, convenient option for Western Canadians travelling to visit the vibrant Emerald Isle with its rich literary history, arts, world-class golf and dramatic landscapes. It will also be equally appealing for our customers from Ireland flying non-stop to visit and experience the spectacular attractions Vancouver and British Columbia offer, said Benjamin Smith. Air Canada President, Passenger Airlines.

    This new route is the latest of numerous improvements for customers coming in 2016 including double daily flights to London Heathrow, three new routes to the United States. new non-stop, year-round flights to Brisbane, Australia and increased capacity on our flights from Vancouver to Sydney, Australia with Boeing 777 aircraft featuring our new international product standard offering a choice of Business Class, Premium Economy and Economy cabins. With these initiatives, Air Canada is further strengthening YVR as a strategic and important international gateway, connecting our extensive B.C. Western Canada and growing U.S. network with our expanding South Pacific, Asian and European network.

    Air Canada s strategic growth plans out of YVR continue to offer passengers exciting choices for travel, while creating new jobs, increasing access to global destinations and opening new markets for B.C. goods, said Craig Richmond. President and CEO of Vancouver Airport Authority. The new Dublin service will help fill the high demand for flights to Europe during the busy summer travel season and will also offer a new opportunity for British Columbia to showcase itself to arriving visitors from Ireland .

    Air Canada rouge s new Vancouver Dublin flights begin June 10, 2016. operating three times weekly with Boeing 767-300ER aircraft featuring premium and economy cabins. Flights are timed to optimize connectivity to and from Air Canada s extensive west coast network through the airline s Vancouver hub.  All Air Canada flights provide for Aeroplan accumulation and redemption and, for eligible customers, priority check-in, Maple Leaf Lounge access, priority boarding and other benefits.





    09/11/2017

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    Road Trip Planner with Stops: Tools – Tips for a Perfect

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    The first step is the fun one: selecting the route. To do so, decide what s most important to you: distance, destination, or budget. Once you know this, you can begin researching and building out the rest of your plans.

    When in the planning stage, Roadtrippers  will be your best friend! Founded by two fellow wanderlusters, this web and mobile service provides a seemingly endless database of inspiration. Explore tested routes, or plan your own and discover the variety of interest points that can be found along your newly blazed trail.

    From culture to campsites and nature to nightclubs, Roadtrippers will help you plan a trip tailored to your travel style. It’ll also help you budget by providing cost estimates for the gas require for the selected trip.

    Make sure your route is broken down into doable driving segments both to and from your final destination. Your plan should also include a list of attractions you want to see along the way. The more you have on the list the better, but be prepared to skip a few. You never know what will happen on the open road. Being flexible is key.

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    Once you know where you’re going, you’ll need to decide where to stay.

    If your road trip is all about the great outdoors and you plan on camping, visit recreation.gov to find and book campsites on your route.

    Prefer more modern accommodations? Priceline. Hotels.com. Hotwire. Expedia. or any one of your preferred hotel booking sites can help you book a hotel at each check point along your route.

    Or, check out AirBnb for a more unique lodging selection.

    Appify

    You’ve heard it, you’ve probably said it, and we all know it’s true: “there’s an app for everything.” And as a matter of fact, there’s quite a few to aid in your road trip success. Here are the ones we suggest downloading before you go:

    TripIt . Yeah, so this might be a shameless plug, but we can actually help! You’ve already selected and booked your lodging and attractions, so let us automagically create an itinerary for you. That way you can find all your plans in one place and you won’t have to dig through all your email to find times, locations, and confirmation numbers. TripIt will also automatically generate the best route between stops with turn by turn driving directions and Google Maps. It s perfect if you re looking for a road trip planner with stops.  

    Along The Way : Whether you’re in need of a bathroom, caffeine fix, retail therapy, or just about anything else, Along The Way can help you locate whatever you’re looking for without getting off track.  

    Gasbuddy : Unfortunately, you’ll have to frequent the gas stations on your road trip, which makes this app essential. Gasbuddy provides a crowd-sourced list of gas prices to help you find the best deal near you.  

    Spotify : Every road trip needs good jams and lots of them! Although the free version of this service is awesome, it’ll definitely be worth your money to upgrade to premium for your road trip. For just $9.99 a month you have access to any song at anytime … even when you re offline.  

    AAA : Although we suggest you check out your car before leaving, you never know what can happen out there on the road. With this app, you can contact roadside assistance and help them locate you. You can also discover AAA discount locations, Diamond-rated hotels, restaurants, and attractions.  

    Wi-Fi Finder : Whether you need to post to Facebook, Facetime mom, or email your boss, Wi-Fi Finder will help you stay connected by locating both free and paid Wi-Fi spots.

    Documentation

    On your road trip you’re going to see some breathtaking sights and make some incredible memories, so documentation will be key.

    If you’re into the visuals, snapping pics on your phone is a must. Step up your editing game with VSCO Cam ; this will help your pictures come to life and look at least half as beautiful as in real life. Then your photo will be ready to share on Instagram. Also, don’t forget to tag your pictures with #TripItPic to share your travels and have a chance to be featured on our page .

    For your videos, you can use Magisto to automatically create and edit amazing videos, complete with music and effects.

    Evernote is yet another great documentation tool. Write down everything you love and learn along the way, and add photos to create the ultimate travel journal.

    Any other road trip tips? Share them below! Happy travels!





    06/11/2017

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    11/10/2017

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    Good news, everyone!

    Sorry, wrong show but the sentiment remains: There may be hope for a Girl Meets World renewal after all!

    As you’ve probably heard by now, Disney Channel fans were outraged last week when the House of Mouse officially canceled the Boy Meets World spinoff after three seasons.

    Video: Selena Gomez Wishes For A Wizards Of Waverly Place Reunion!

    Sure, there are still two episodes of the Sabrina Carpenter and Rowan Blanchard sitcom left an episode TONIGHT as well as next week’s series (?) finale but creator Michael Jacobs seems pretty optimistic about eventually getting even more episodes !

    In fact, he’s apparently already in talks with Netflix for a potential Season 4 revival.

    The GMW showrunner sat down with TV Line on Thursday for an interview all about the future of his beloved series. saying:

    Girl Meets World Is OFFICIALLY Canceled Read The Cast’s Emotional Reactions!

    Over the past week, Girl Meets World fans have been pulled along on an emotional rollercoaster over whether or not the sitcom would be renewed for another season.

    A few days after Rider Strong sparked rumors of the show’s cancelation. the Disney Channel series’ writers officially revealed the Boy Meets World spin-off would be meeting its end later this month!

    Related: That’s So Raven Star Orlando Brown Leaked His Own Sex Tape!

    In a series of posts on Twitter . the writers made the sad announcement on Wednesday, writing:

    Girl Meets World Might Not Be Over After All See The Writers’ Response To Rider Strong’s ‘Confirmation’!

    This makes a world of difference!

    Girl Meets World fans got some bad news this week when original bad boy Rider Strong strongly suggested the show was ending after next month’s third season finale.

    However, we’re happy to report the sky may not have fallen on the Sabrina Carpenter and Rowan Blanchard sitcom just yet because according to the writers, Season Four is still a possibility !

    Related: Meet Raven-Symoné’s Kids From The That’s So Raven Spinoff

    While we were aware Disney Channel didn’t officially cancel the Boy Meets World spinoff in lieu of Uncle Shawn’s announcement, the GMW writers’ room flat out refuted Rider’s claims on Twitter Thursday afternoon, tweeting:

    Donald Trump actually tweeted something nice for a change on Monday — and even that is mired in controversy thanks to literally everything else he’s done.

    In case you haven’t followed the story of U.K. infant Charlie Gard. the 10-month-old suffers from a rare genetic disorder called mitochondrial depletion syndrome that keeps him from breathing and moving on his own. He’s currently being kept alive by machines.

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    09/09/2017

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    How Long Will It Take to Become a Paramedic?

    One of the most common questions for those interested in becoming a paramedic is “how long will paramedic training actually take?” And the honest answer is that it varies, as each program has a different set of hours devoted to didactic instruction, clinical experience and field internships.

    If you’re simply interested in becoming a paramedic sooner rather than later, you might opt for a Paramedic Certificate. This can often be earned in less than a year. Conversely, if you’re interested in not only being a paramedic but advancing further in health care, you might choose a college that offers students an Associate Degree.

    • A quick note for those planning to take the NREMT exam: if you re serious about passing the NREMT test, you can find onlineEMT and Paramedic practice tests that will try to help you pass the examination on your first attempt.

    At a school like Chemeketa Community College in Oregon, for example, students are actually offered two-degree program options. In one, students can earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Emergency Medical Technology. This requires students to take general education courses as well as technical courses devoted to Emergency Medical Technology.

    The college also allows for students to earn a Paramedic/Fire Dual Degree, which requires students to first apply to the Fire Science program for admission. Once that program is successfully completed, students may then apply to the Paramedic program.

    In general, it can typically take a student anywhere from 6 months to two years to become a properly trained and educated paramedic. And this is dependent upon the school and program to which you’re enrolled.

    At Indiana State Health. for example, the paramedic program lasts ten months. Other schools, like California’s City College of San Francisco. offer students an 18-month paramedic program.

    Some schools offer accelerated and online training, too. A school like Johnson County Community College in Kansas offers a Hybrid paramedic program, which helps students become a paramedic through online education as well as classroom instruction.

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    05/09/2017

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    Koala

    Le koala en bref.

    • On trouve généralement que le koala ressemble à un petit ours mais il fait partie de la famille des marsupiaux herbivores.
    • L’Australie est le seul pays au monde où vit le koala.
      Entre 2 000 et 8 000 koalas vivent dans les forêts.
    • Animal nocturne, il se nourrit essentiellement le soir et la nuit.
    • Gros dormeur, le koala dort environ 19 heures par jour.
    • Le koala possède un gros nez et de larges oreilles.

    Origine de son nom

    Le koala doit son nom à la langue aborigène et signifie “ne boit pas”. La raison est simple, son hydratation provient à 90% des feuilles d’eucalyptus dont il se nourrit exclusivement.

    Ses caractéristiques

    Le koala vit dans un seul endroit au monde, sur la côte est australienne. entre le Queensland et le Victoria.

    Il est différent selon qu’il vit dans une région ou une autre, et seulement dans les endroits où se trouvent les arbres qui lui conviennent pour la qualité de sa nourriture.
    L’eucalyptus est ainsi l’arbre où vit et dort le koala.

    Le koala possède une fourrure très épaisse mais varie en fonction des régions. Dans le sud, elle est plus longue et plus touffue que dans le nord, ceci pour que le koala puisse rester bien au chaud pendant les hivers plus froids du sud.
    Fut une époque le koala était une espèce en danger car on le tuait pour sa fourrure.

    Le plus gros koala pèse plus de 10 kg et se trouve dans le Victoria, tandis que le plus petit vit dans le nord du Queensland et pèse seulement 5,5 kg.

    Il vit dans la forêt, en solitaire (un seul koala par arbre) et sa population se retrouve ainsi complètement éparpillée. La forme en poire de son corps lui apporte la stabilité dont il a besoin pour s’assoir sur les arbres. D’ailleurs, sa fourrure située sous ses fesses est particulièrment épaisse pour former comme un coussin et ainsi assurer le confort de son assise sur les branches les plus dures. A cet endroit, sa fourrure est également tâchetée pour le rendre moins visible depuis le sol.

    Lorsqu’on voit un koala, on le trouve si adorable qu’on a envie de le serrer et de le caresser. Mais attention, il est pourvu de dents et de griffes pointues !

    Lorsqu’il fait très chaud, pour se rafraichir, il lèche et étend ses pattes alors qu’il se repose sur un arbre.
    Le wombat est l’animal le plus proche du koala. Tous les deux possèdent une poche qui s’ouvre vers l’arrière.

    Pendant la saison des amours, en été, les mâles marquent leur territoires en gémissant et en serrant le tronc d’un arbre tout en frottant sa poitrine contre celui-ci. Il laisse ainsi une odeur marquée par une glande située sur sa poitrine. Celle-ci est marron, et est le moyen de reconnaître un mâle d’une femelle. La femelle gémit également pendant cette période mais ne marque pas son territoire.
    Le koala communique en émettant un bruit comme un ronflement puis qui se termine par le son d’un rot !

    Le bébé koala et sa maman

    “Cub” (le petit) est le nom que l’on donne au bébé koala.

    A sa naissance, il ne voit pas et est minuscule. Après 1 mois, il mesure 1cm.
    Il commence à quitter la poche de sa maman vers 5 mois, et il en sort définitivement vers 8 mois. Ensuite il s’accroche sur le dos et le ventre de sa mère, et enfonce sa tête dans la poche pour continuer à boire du lait. Il commence aussi à se nourrir de feuilles partiellement digérées par sa mère, et à grandir vite.
    La maman est dotée de muscles résistants pour maîtriser sa poche et empêcher le bébé de tomber.
    La femelle koala porte en général un bébé par an, mais lorsqu’elle est plus âgée cela s’espace tous les 2 ans.

    Comment se nourrit-il ?

    Pour trouver sa nourriture, le koala saute d’arbre en arbre et grimpe les branches avec ses griffes pour atteindre les feuilles. Il se nourrit exclusivement des feuilles d’eucalyptus et il en mange tant, qu’il a du coup la même odeur. Il en consomme entre 0,5 kg et 1 kg chaque nuit.

    Le niveau de nutrition ainsi obtenu avec les feuilles d’eucalyptus est si faible que le koala a très peu d’énergie, ce qui explique qu’il passe le plus clair de son temps à dormir, environ 19h par jour !

    Grâce à son large nez et à ses poils très sensibles, il sait différentier chaque odeur entre les feuilles. Ainsi il s’assure de manger les meilleures parmi sa sélection. Il possède des poches dans ses joues lui permettant de stocker sa nourriture pas encore mâchée, alors que dans le même temps il se déplace vers un endroit plus protégé.

    Le koala a ses préférences quant aux arbres d’eucalyptus. Il existe 600 types différents, et le koala ne mangera que sur 40 à 50 variétés, dont 10 seulement sont ses favorites. Pour la plupart des animaux, les feuilles d’eucalyptus sont perçues comme un poison, mais le koala doté d’un métabolisme spécifique et très lent, retient pendant un long lapse de temps sa nourriture dans son appareil digestif, et optimise ainsi le niveau d’énergie dont il a besoin.

    Sauf exception en période de sècheresse, le koala n’a pas besoin de boire grâce à l’hydratation qu’il retire des feuilles d’eucalyptus.

    Le koala, une espèce menacée

    Sa population a diminué de 90 % en 10 ans en Australie. Le koala n’est pas classifié en tant qu’espèce en voie de disparition malgré ces chiffres alarmants.

    Les raisons de sa disparition sont les suivantes :

    • Destruction de son habitat naturel causé généralement par la construction de maisons, par l’exploitation des forêts, par l’agriculture et par le développement urbain.
    • Son espace de vie est très réduit et est concentré uniquement sur la côté est de l’Australie,
    • Le développement urbain a engendré la construction de routes où l’on voit malheureusement bon nombre de koalas tués.

    Bien que le koala soit une espèce protégée par la loi, ni son habitat ni sa nourriture ne le sont.

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    20/08/2017

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    Vienna, Austria

    As an Australian living and working in Europe, I find it incredible how often I m confused as being an Austrian. I was in Minnesota for work last year and someone congratulated me on my flawless English! I’ve also been asked multiple times what the official language is in Australia, presumably mistaking it for the EU member state. There are no kangaroos in Austria people, nor any alps in Australia. Look at a map!  I hadn’t thought of it from the other perspective however, but my Austrian friend who lives in Vienna (and happens to love surfing) says he’s constantly mistaken for an Australian during his international travels!

    Read the sign people

    Following a 3 day work trip for my wife in Nettingsdorf (in western Austria) we took the opportunity for a quick weekend break in the capital, Wien (Vienna). Previously we’d only been through Vienna’s airport on the way home to Australia, so while I could comment on the quality of it’s airport lounge (very high), there wasn’t much else I could say. I was excited to finally visit this famed European capital and catch up with my “pseudo-Aussie” mate Martin and his girlfriend.

    If I was to use one word to convince you to visit this city, what word would I choose Opera?  Viennoiseries?

    No, the most persuasive word I can think of is schnitzel. Wiener schnitzel to be precise. A thin piece of pounded veal covered in delicious golden breadcrumbs, with a perfectly-balanced side of lemon wedge. Nothing more, nothing less. It’s up there with France’s hallowed baguette for pleasure-to-simplicity ratio.  I must mention that have a slight predisposition to the schnitzel I once indulged in a 9am breakfast schnitzel in Munich airport (a considerable feat considering it was after a weekend at Oktoberfest, where almost every meal was some variation of the deep-fried veal delight).

    One of the standout (read: few) memories from my bachelor party in 2011 was of my friends from Germany, Italy and Austria arguing over the origin of the schnitzel. Each of them was convinced their own country deserved recognition and nobody was willing to concede. The more important issue though is which country has now mastered it. I’ve tried each, and while cranberry conserve is a nice accompaniment in some parts of Germany, the Wiener Schnitzel from Austria takes the prize for pure unadulterated simplicity.

    Cultivating more chest hairs at Figlmüller in Vienna

    A word of warning before you go – try not to compare Austria or Austrians to Germany or Germans (think: New Zealand and Australia or Canada and the U.S.). The countries are completely different and both worthy of a visit for different reasons. Having good friends in both Austria and Germany, I’ve come to realise that apart from sharing a language they generally don’t appreciate comparison.

    I wasn’t really sure what to expect from my first trip to Vienna – I knew it was world-famous for its viennoiseries (pastries), although Paris seems to have stolen that title in recent decades. My wife also informed me to expect plenty of gro ßer braüners (double espressos) available in the hundreds of traditional coffee houses across the city. My Austrian friend Martin has lived in Vienna for the last couple of years and was nice enough to take us for a personal tour of the city. Turns out that as well as having flawless (non-accented) English, he’s also pretty knowledgeable about the Capital considering he grew up in a smaller town 200kms to the south.

    While not as cosmopolitan as some other European capitals, Vienna has an impressive list of attributes an understated regal facade, a long and interesting history, dozens of world class museums and expansive public spaces. It s a place you could easily imagine living and a painless city to navigate as a tourist. With such a rich musical history (Viennese composers include Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Haydn) it s a shame we didn t get the chance to visit one of the concert halls in Vienna, but a weekend trip is just too short to enjoy all the city has to offer. Besides, if it s a choice between being cultured and eating schnitzel, I know which way I m going to lean.

    If you re a sucker like me for anything food related, make sure you visit the Naschmarkt, a 1.5km long fresh food market close to the city centre. The market has a huge collection of colourful fruit and vegetable stands and just about every other culinary offering you could imagine. It would be easy to spend an hour or two here strolling down down the lane-ways, stopping for felafel or a glass of wine along the way (we begrudgingly skipped the wine as it was still only 9am, but certainly didn’t have the same reservations about hummus and felafal). Eventually the food stalls give way to a full-blown flea market which is held every Saturday – we didn’t feel like tussling with the masses, so made a speedy exit to one of Vienna’s many typical coffee houses nearby.

    All smiles despite no breakfast wine

    You may have heard that Vienna has some of the best museums and art collections in Europe. In fact, Vienna’s Museumsquartier is the eighth largest cultural area in the world. For reasons unknown, we shunned the historical cultural gold-mine on offer, and instead visited 21er Haus – The new Museum of Contemporary Art. At the time, a photo exhibition was showing Points of view in Austrian photography from the 1930s until today. It was interesting enough, but to be honest I struggled a little to see the art-value of some of the photographs, such as a naked man sitting on stool looking pensive. I did appreciate the general vibe of the collection though, and the modern steel and glass building that it’s all housed in is a stark contrast to the regal architecture of the rest of the city.

    21er Haus

    During the evenings we hit some rooftop bars with Martin and his girlfriend Verena, one at each end of the spectrum.  The Sofitel Vienna Stephansdom  has an amazing panoramic view from its top-floor restaurant / bar, Le Loft .  While we felt seriously underdressed after seeing Vienna’s VIP theatre-elite enjoying pre-drinks in the corner, we were welcomed at the bar and treated to some amazing cocktails while soaking up the view.  Then it was a change of scenery to the 25hours Hotel. a design hotel in the very cool 7th district.  Full of hipsters, its rooftop bar Dachboden  gives another expansive view of Vienna’s night lights.  On a snowy winter’s night you can’t really make the most of it but I imagine in Summer there’d be no better terrace in town to enjoy a drink!

    Night lights from rooftop terrace at 25hours Hotel

    Overall, Vienna is a thoroughly enjoyable travel destination. It may not feature big hitting monuments like some other European cities, but it has a distinct culture and something to please everyone. Below you can find further travel inspiration to plan your trip (click images to view full screen) and travel tips from locals living in Vienna.

    The historic Heldenplatz, notable as the place where Adolf Hitler announced the Anschluß (annexation) of Austria to Germany in 1938. The Naschmarkt, a 1.5km long fresh food market close to the city centre





    17/08/2017

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    No one wants to think about what could go wrong and a great travel insurance policy means that you dont have to think too long about it. But the reality is, when youre in unusual places, youre far more vulnerable to encountering bumps in the road such as cancellations, illnesses and lost or stolen possessions.

    Put simply, a travel insurance policy provides a financial safety net, so that if things do go wrong youre not going to be slapped with a massive bill that will at best eat into your travel budget or at worst sacrifice your entire vacation and the money already spent on it.

    What Kind Of Policy Do You Need?

    Typically there are 3 types of travel insurance policies available for you to pick from:

    Single Trip – protects 1 vacation of up to 87 days making it the perfect choice for one off holidays or weekends away

    Annual Multi Trip – protects an unlimited number of trips for one year, each vacation consisting of a maximum duration of 45 days. This option is ideal if you travel often as it can often work out cheaper than buying several single vacation policies. Whats more, you can be nip off at the slip of a hat knowing youre covered

    Backpacker – protects up to 2 years of continuous travel and is designed specifically for people on gap years, career breaks and travelling the world on an elongated vacation. It also has the added benefit of covering many work and volunteer activities as well as an unexpected trip house

    What Should A Good Travel Insurance Policy Include?

    Doing a fast internet search it can be hard to see the wood for the trees! To help you know what to see for, under are some of the basic situations you desire to make definite youve got covered.

    Medical Emergencies: Being covered for medical expenses is probably the most important element of your policy. Unlike the UK, most countries do not have a free health service similar to the NHS, so you could locate yourself facing a medical bill for thousands of pounds if you fall sick or have an accident abroad. Do not underestimate the costs of hospital bills! You desire to be able to focus on getting better than worrying about if you can afford the treatment.

    Lost or Stolen Possessions: You may not have a lot of stuff with you, but the bits you do have will no doubt be critical to your trip such as your passport, mobile, tablet or money for example. Losing these or having them stolen will be not only annoying, but could seriously create a dent in your carefully organised budget if youre forced to cough up to replace the goods.

    Cancellation: Should you fall sick and can no longer go away upon your trip or something happens that means you need to cut your trip short your insurance policy will help you recover the costs youve already paid. Having to tell goodbye to your trip would be hard enough, but saying goodbye to the money as well is avoidable.

    Add Extra Cover

    You can customise your policy further with pre-existing medical condition lid, sports and a number of other specialist add-ons.

    Do You Need to Declare a Medical Condition?

    If you have a pre-existing medical condition its necessary that you declare it or you could invalidate your entire policy. Insurers dont like to think that youve hidden things from them and you may be amazed to find out that many common medical conditions such as allergies can be added without any additional cost. Whats more, you even have the option to declare a condition but then exclude it from your policy. What this means is that youve told your insurer about your condition but decided not to lid it, so you will be covered medically for all unrelated to that condition.

    Do You Need Extra Sports or Specialist Cover?

    A decent policy will include lid for many sporty or adventure activities as standard. However the more adventurous or dangerous the activity, like scuba diving or winter sports, the more likely it is that you will need to buy additional sports insurance or specialist add-ons.

    Pre-Existing Medical Conditions

    Specialist lid can be added to your policy in minutes via a secure insurance company easy Online Medical Screening system.

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    Hazardous Sports and activities

    If you desire to play sport upon holiday, make positive you do so safely by adding the correct sports grade to your policy.

    100+ sports are covered at no extra cost upon a secure insurance company policies!





    13/08/2017

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    08/08/2017

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    How Vaping is Better for Travelers

    Most of my friends are travelers and all of them uses electronic cigarette instead of the traditional cigarette. The e-cigs or vaporizers are battery operated device that produce vapor smoke instead of the normal smoke. It uses e-juice or e-liquid which is made from water, flavoring and propylene glycol. The smoke coming from this device is water based making it evaporate through the air instantly just after its exhaled.

    For travelers this is a very convenient device for them. It lets them vape anywhere at anytime. There are few countries and places that smoking were not allowed but except for vaping. Due to some studies, it was proven that e-cigs are smokeless making it to be allowed to be used on no-smoking areas.

    Most travelers does a lot of walking and moving. We only stay at hotels at rest time or night time. What makes this device very convenient is you can easily change their batteries, some ecigs doesn t need buttons all you have to do is to inhale on the tip of the device and a smart chip will automatically detect your breath and it will produce vapor smoke for you.

    If you are more on traveling by planes, this device will be perfect for you since some airlines doesn t allow smoking. But they do have smoking areas where smokers can smoke. But with e-cigs you can actually smoke even inside the plane since it s smokeless and odorless. All you need to do is ask the person sitting beside you if it doesn t bother him that you vaping.

    Overall this device is the best for travelers. No need to bring lighters and ashtray which mostly airports doesn t allow. With electronic cigar all you need to bring is the device, charger and e-liquid and you are all set to go. You can actually place them all on a small pouch so you can grab them when you want to.

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    07/08/2017

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    How to Make Money with a Travel Blog or Website

    We all want to make money online. That s why we create blogs and read sites like this. I make money in travel. After porn, people spend the most money on travel online. It s a huge niche with a lot of high-ticket items. There s good money and lots of readers to be found in the online travel business, and that is why so many people get into the travel niche. There are literally millions of travel blogs out there, and there are a lot of travel sites out there as well. So how do you set your travel web site apart from the others and start making money with it? You have two choices and each has pros and cons.

    Create A Travel Blog

    The first way is to start a travel blog, and become a travel personality like Rolf Potts or Rick Steves. A blog revolves around you, your stories, photography, and personality. People follow you because they believe in what you do, and because you inspire them to do more. If you can relate to your readers fears and travel dreams, you can grow your site pretty quickly and get a lot readers. You become a travel resource and an expert.

    Yet this method requires a lot of work. You need to update your site constantly, use social media, and network with people in your field. You need to be outgoing, you need to have personality, and you need to be your own brand. You have to put yourself out there all the time and connect with your audience. There are a lot of good travel personalities out there, such as:

    How do you get traffic?

    Getting social media traffic is old news to us all. We all know the importance of Facebook and Twitter. We know we need to tweet and have a Facebook fan page to promote our content. But for travel, where can you go to make yourself known? What else can you do that is specific to travel? The best two places to meet travelers and network with PR firms are:

    • Travel Blog Exchange This is the premier travel networking site. Anyone with a blog as well as PR firms and companies have a profile and interact here. It s a great place to network and they run a yearly conference where you can meet other travelers.
    • Travel Bloggers Group in Facebook A Facebook group where people share links, help, and advice.

    How do you make money this way?

    • Speaking Gig s As you become an expert in your field, you can earn money through speaking gigs. These gigs usually include free trips, which is better than paying for your own trips.
    • Ebooks A lot of travel blogs make ebooks as a way of making money. I have four, Almost Fearless has a couple, as does Indie Travel Podcast, and the Art of Non-Conformity. Ebooks are a good source of income as readers view you as a trusted source and are more likely to buy these when you publish them.
    • Affiliate Ads Selling products is a good way to make money as we all know and I don t think I need to get into this much.
    • Advertising Though there are not a lot of private ads outside of text links in travel, companies are becoming clued in to the power of travel bloggers and you find more willing to buy ad space on your site. Well-established blogs have no problem finding ads to help pay the bills.
    • Consulting After you have reached success, you can tell other people how you did it. I know quite a few bloggers that consult, not only in travel but in other niches too.

    Create a Destination Website

    The second way to make money in travel is to create a destination based website. Instead of working social media and being a personality, you pick a spot in the world and become THE expert on it. Some good examples are Travelfish. All About Cabo. and Best Tropical Islands. These sites are static pages that only need to be updated to keep the information current.

    There are a lot of pros to creating a destination website, especially if you don t want to put your life out there. You can set your site and forget it, you don t have to be a personality, you can stay quiet, and overall it is less work to maintain. Once it is built, it s built. Plus people are more likely to buy products from destination websites because they are generally able to find exactly what they re looking for.

    On the other hand, you have to be targeted on your focus and growth is limited once you get to the top of the search engines. After you rank #1 for all your keywords, you are done. You may not grow a lot in terms of traffic, but at least you don t have to continue to do work unless you want to add new content.

    If you choose this option, you ll spend most of your time on SEO and building links. Destination sites don t lend themselves to a big community. After all, not many people want to read about London everyday. But you can become the leading resource on the net and that will still bring in an audience and gigs. A great example of this is Newyorkology .

    How do you make money this way?

    • Affiliate ads Google traffic is the best traffic to monetize. People visiting your site will most likely buy something.
    • Adsense Adsense offers the same benefits as affiliate ads, except that you have to get your readers to click on links. My website, How to Travel the World, brings in a lot of adsense money, and it doesn t even rank high for many keywords.
    • Guides Many destination websites sell their own guidebooks, podcasts, and apps. This is a very lucrative field because people can t take their laptop with them. Creating portable guides are something you can sell to people. Travelfish s apps are a good example of that.
    • Private Advertising As a premier destination website, you can go to hotels, bars and restaurants for advertising. Once you prove you are number one, they will probably advertise with you. All About Cabo is a good example of a site that does well with private advertising.

    Are there other ways?

    Unless you suddenly want to start a magazine, guidebook company, or get serious venture capital, this is it. Every person I have encountered in the online travel business makes money using either option 1 or option 2. You can try to create something different, but without a lot of resources or time, you will probably fail. These two options offer the best rewards for the least amount of money and time.

    Making money in travel is not difficult. A lot of people, including many travel bloggers, get dismayed because they don t strike it rich right away. They expect their blog to take off right away or their destination based site to rank #1 on Google in two months. You have to put in more work and effort, especially with companies with deep pockets, because there is so much competition in travel. The websites I ve listed show can make good money with a travel website. You just have to stick around long enough. Most people don t but if you do, you ll make bank.

    This post was guest blogged by Matthew Kepnes of Normadic Matt s Travel Site .

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    05/08/2017

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    Malaysia Customs, Currency & Airport Tax Regulations

    Import regulations::

    Free import :

    – 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 225 grammes of tobacco;

    – max. 1 litre of wine, spirits or malt liquor;

    – max. 100 matches;

    – cosmetics, perfumery, soaps and dentrifices in open containers to a total max. value of MYR 200.-;

    – max. 3 pieces of new wearing apparel;

    – one pair of new footwear;

    – one unit of each portable electrical or battery operated appliance for personal care and hygiene;

    – a total max. of MYR 75.- of dutiable food preparations;

    – gifts and souvenirs up to a total value of max. MYR 200.- (except goods from Langkawi and Labuan, up to a total value of max. MYR 500.-).

    The trafficking of illegal drugs is a serious offence in Malaysia and the penalty for such an offence is death.

    The items 1. through 9. can only be imported duty free if the following conditions are met:

    – the articles are imported by the visitor on his person or his baggage;

    – non-alien residents stay in Malaysia more than 120 hours;

    – nationals and residents of Malaysia have left the country for more than 120 hours.

    Prohibited:

    – all goods from South Africa and Israel;

    – any article bearing the imprint or reproduction of any currency note, bank note or coin which are current or have at any time been issued in any country.

    Additional Information on regulations::

    Customs duties of 30% of the value are due in case of exceeding the allowed quantities. Duty free allowances are per person only (pooling not allowed).

    Export regulations::

    Free export of reasonable quantities of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages.

    Pets::

    Require:

    – health certificate, issued 7 days prior to departure and stating that during the preceding 6 months no case of rabies has occurred in the country of dispatch and the animal has not been imported in the country of origin;

    – landing permit;

    – Malaysian Veterinarian Department, Import Permit. Address: 8th floor Shell Building, Exchange Square Off. Jalan Semantan, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Phone: 03 2540077, Fax: 03 2535804.

    Dogs and cats are quarantined for 30 days or more, unless coming from Singapore (export licence from Government of Singapore required), Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or Ireland. Originating airports must telex station manager of transporting airline at point of disembarkation flight number, origin and destination, types and numbers of pets. Those subject to quarantine must have space reserved in advance at Kuala Lumpur Quarantine Station.

    Baggage Clearance regulations::

    Baggage is cleared at the airport of final destination in Malaysia, provided it is labeled so.

    Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Malaysia, provided it is labeled to that destination and the onward flight is on the same calendar day.

    Airport Embarkation Tax

    Airport Tax is levied on air passengers departing as follows:

    1. International flights. MYR 45.-;Except from:

    a- Ipoh, Langkawi or Penang to:

    – Bandah Acheh, Medan or Nias in Indonesia;

    – Hat Yai, Narathiwat or Patani in Thailand;

    b. Kota Kinablu, Kuching or Miri to:

    – Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei;

    – Balikpapan, Menado, Pontianak or Tarakin in Indonesia;

    – Davao, General Santos, Puerto Princesa or Zamboanga in the Philippines;

    where the airport tax is: MYR 20.-.

    2. Domestic flights: MYR 6.-.

    Place of payment: if ticket issued:

    1. In Malaysia: airline ticket office in Malaysia.

    2. Outside Malaysia: Airport of departure in Malaysia.

    Excempt:

    1. Transit passengers proceeding by same aircraft or not leaving the transit lounge;

    2. Those arriving from abroad (including Brunei and Singapore) and proceeding to abroad within 12 hours;

    3. Crew travelling on duty;

    4. Children under 2 year;

    5. Heads of state, including their suite, Ministers and other dignitaries visiting Malaysia as State Guests;

    6. Other persons when specified by Malaysia Airport Authority (Berhad). The exemption must be supported by written authorization from Airport Authority.

    Currency rules

    Currency Import regulations:

    Currency must be declared upon arrival, and is allowed for both RESIDENTS and NON-RESIDENTS, if carrying:

    – local currency (Malaysian Ringgit-MYR): MYR 1,000.- or higher amounts;

    – foreign currencies: USD 10,000.- (or equivalent in other foreign currency) or higher amounts.

    Currency Export regulations:

    Currency must be declared on departure, and is allowed for both RESIDENTS and NON-RESIDENTS, if carrying:

    – local currency (Malaysian Ringgit-MYR): MYR 1,000.- or higher amounts;

    – foreign currencies: USD 10,000.- (or equivalent in other foreign currency) or higher amounts.

    Additional information: Travel Declaration Form (TDF) is required for passengers entering or leaving Malaysia, regardless of age. Foreign currencies include funds in the form of travellers’ cheques. Clearance from the Central Bank of Malaysia is required for amounts exceeding those stated above.





    01/08/2017

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    The Best Canadian Credit Card With Travel Rewards #credit #cards,travel,travel #tips,personal


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    The Best Canadian Credit Card With Travel Rewards

    Is a weaker Canadian dollar clipping travellers’ wings? Would-be vacationers could find themselves paying 30 per cent more for their warm-weather getaways this year. As the Loonie hovers around US$0.75, three-quarters admit the weak currency has impacted their trip plans.

    But cash-strapped travelers needn’t settle for a staycation, as a number of travel rewards credit cards can effectively offset travel costs.

    However, using plastic to fund a vacation can be a point of confusion. While there are a number of fantastic travel offers available in today’s market, many Canadians aren’t aware of travel rewards best practices, and there continue to be misconceptions around the true value of rewards, and how to effectively earn and redeem them.

    To help Canadians take flight faster, RateSupermarket.ca has revealed the Guide to Flying for Free – How to Cash in Travel Rewards Credit Card Points. The guide provides clarity on choosing the right card, and insight to the value offered by popular rewards programs.

    How to Pick the Perfect Travel Rewards Credit Card

    How Big is That Bonus. Really?

    We’ve all seen the ads — sign up today and get 50,000 points! Seems like a really sweet deal — but how much is a point really worth? It depends on the card and the way you redeem. Here’s a breakdown of what the most popular points in Canada are worth* when cashed in for travel:

    American Express Blue Sky Points
    Each. $0.01
    Points needed for $100 in travel. 10,000
    Redemption – Great. Book any travel and apply points to your balance. A minimum 10,000 is required to redeem. Points are converted to statement credits of $100 each, which can then be applied to any travel purchase.
    Blackouts or Restrictions. No

    American Express Gold Rewards Points
    Each. $0.01
    Points needed for $100 in travel. 10,000
    Redemption – Great. Book any travel and apply points to your balance. A minimum 10,000 is required to redeem. Points are converted to statement credits of $100 each, which can then be applied to any travel purchase.
    Blackouts or Restrictions. No

    BMO Rewards
    Each. $0.01
    Points needed for $100 in travel. 10,000
    Redemption – Good. Travel must be booked through the BMO Rewards travel agency, either online or over the phone. You must have a minimum of 100 points to redeem. If you don’t have enough points to cover your trip, you can pay the remainder with your credit card.
    Blackouts or Restrictions. No

    Capital One reward miles
    Each. $0.01 each
    Points needed for $100 in travel. 10,000
    Redemption – Great. Simply charge your travel expense to your card, then apply points to your balance. There is no point minimum required to redeem, and points can be used to pay taxes and other surcharges.
    Blackouts or Restrictions. No

    CIBC Aventura Points
    Each. $0.03
    Points needed for $100 in travel. approx. 3,300
    Redemption – Ok. Travel must be searched for via the CIBC Aventura rewards portal, which includes all airlines. Flight types are classified as long haul, short haul, domestic and international, and require a minimum number of points to qualify per category. There is a maximum cap on the number of points you can redeem, and points cannot be used to pay for taxes and other surcharges.

    Scotia Rewards Points
    Each. $0.01 each
    Points needs for $100 in travel. 10,000
    Redemption – Great. Simply charge your travel expense to your card, then log into your Scotia Rewards account to apply points to your balance. There is no point minimum required to redeem, and points can be used to pay taxes and other surcharges.
    Blackouts or Restrictions. No

    RBC Rewards Points
    Each. $0.023
    Points needed for $100 in travel. approx. 4,300
    Redemption – Ok. Redeem your points online via the RBC Orbitz portal, over the phone, or via Carlson Wagonlit Travel. Flight types are classified as long haul, short haul, domestic and international, and require a minimum number of points to qualify per category. There is a maximum cap on the number of points you can redeem, and points cannot be used to pay for taxes and other surcharges.

    AIR MILES
    Each. $0.15 each (varies based on flight redemption)
    Points needs for $100 in travel. Approx. 667
    Redemption – Ok. Flights must be booked via AIR MILES’ Dream Rewards Centre, which prices point requirements based on mileage. Redemption costs are higher during the high season, and AIR MILES cannot be used to pay for taxes and other surcharges.
    Blackouts or Restrictions. No

    Aeroplan Miles
    Each. $0.23 each
    Points needs for $100 in travel. approx. 4,300
    Redemption – Ok. Travel must be booked by the Aeroplan rewards portal, and are restricted to Air Canada and other partner airlines. Point redemption is divided into two tiers: Fixed Mileage and Market Fare. Fixed Mileage Flight Rewards travel can be booked for fewer points, but are subjected to limited availability and seasonality.
    Blackouts or Restrictions. Some seat restrictions

    TD Rewards
    Each. $0.005
    Points needs for $100 in travel. 20,000
    Redemption – Good. Book travel on any airline, or book through Expedia for TD, then log in in to your TD Rewards Account to pay with your points. Points can also be used to pay for taxes and additional surcharges.
    Blackouts or Restrictions. No

    *Based on value of signup bonus. Note values may vary depending on redemption method, flight seasonality and flight class).

    Tips for Using a Travel Rewards Credit Card

    Seek out the perfect plastic. There is a wide variety of travel rewards programs to choose from and each offers a different earning and redemption structure. It’s important to determine whether a card’s earning potential can be maximized based on your specific spending habits — for example, gas and grocery purchases, or earning on all spending.

    Heed the fee.
    Travel rewards cards are often packed with additional insurance, concierge and lounge benefits — and that means the majority charge an annual fee. Look for cards that waive this charge for a limited promotional period, and determine whether your annual earnings offset the fee amount. For those who are fee adverse, a non-fee card with a lower earning threshold can be a better fit.

    Ask about redemption.
    Those points won’t do much good if they’re grounded during your desired departure season. Seat capacity, seasonal, and minimum redemption restrictions are common pitfalls vacationers should be aware of. For the greatest flexibility, look for cards that allow points to be redeemed directly on travel purchases charged on the card.

    Cover yourself.
    Many travel cards come with built-in insurance benefits — but you shouldn’t assume you’re covered. At a bare minimum, ensure you have sufficient travel medical and accident insurance for yourself, spouse and any dependents travelling with you. Add-ons like trip interruption, delay and cancellation coverage can provide greater peace of mind on your journey.

    * Preparing for Takeoff: Air travel outlook for 2016 – Expedia.ca

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    31/07/2017

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    As a California resident. you have rights under our California lemon law .

    Under the California lemon law you have the right to a repurchase of your vehicle proven to be a “lemon” under the state statute.

    Under the California lemon law you have the right to receive a refund based upon the original acquisition price of the vehicle, less a charge for usage based upon the odometer miles at the first of what became repeated repair attempts.

    Under the California lemon law you have the right to the attorney�s fees and costs being billed to the automobile manufacturer, not you.

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    Under the California lemon law you have the right to hire our law firm with no out-of-pocket expenses.

    Under the California lemon law you have the right to keep your vehicle and pay us nothing if we do not reach settlement on your case.

    California residents who purchased their new or used car, SUV, truck, van, cross-over, or motorhome with a manufacturer’s warranty have lemon law rights when their purchase (or lease) has been subject to too many repeated warranty repairs. In fact, the California lemon law is one of the strongest lemon laws in the nation. It offers the best consumer protection, has built-in provisions for attorneys fees and costs, and bases the refund upon the initial purchase price, not the current value of the vehicle. Having California’s largest statewide lemon law attorney firm represent you in a lemon law case/claim is your best consumer protection and representation choice.

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    California lemon law relief for all California residents. Your lemon law rights are all within the California lemon law statute, which is located on this website. The California lemon law (Song-Beverly Consumer Warranty Act, and the Tanner Consumer Protection Act / California Civil Code Section 1793.2, 1793.22) was enacted to protect California consumers from having to deal with repeated repair visits back to the dealership for factory warranty repairs.

    Has your new or used vehicle been in the shop over and over again for dealer warranty repairs? You may have a California lemon law claim and case that will allow you to return the vehicle under the California state lemon law statute for a buyback and get a refund of all the monies and payments you have made, as well as a payoff of any loan or lease balance. California lemon law cases can also settle with the manufacturer replacing the offending new lemon vehicle with a new, current year model of your choice of the same MSRP price. In some cases we can negotiate with the manufacturer to allow you to keep your vehicle (if you desire to) and receive a payment in the thousands of dollars for the inconvenience you have encountered with all the past repair visits.

    Any new or used vehicle that has remaining factory warranty coverage, or manufacturer “Certified Pre-Owned” used car warranty coverage may be a candidate for consumer protection under the California lemon law.

    Consumer information on lemon law warranty repair attempts: To protect your legal rights for a potential California lemon law claim/case, we suggest the following. When visiting your authorized dealer for repairs to your vehicle under the manufacturer�s warranty, be sure that the wording on the Repair Order of your complaint are your words of your description of the problem/symptom, not the Service Advisors interpretation of what you are saying. Equally important for a California lemon law claim/case is that when the vehicle goes back for a “repeat of same problem/symptom”, that you keep the customer complaint wording consistent on each Repair Order in sequence. This adds strength to your California lemon law case. Mentioning possible action under the California lemon law to the Service Advisor is not recommended. Discussing your vehicle being a “lemon” will almost certainly “flag” your vehicle, and more than likely it would come back after a repair with “could not duplicate customers concern”. Manufacturers are very savvy on lemon law issues – and so are their dealers. After all, they have trained them.

    If you are missing any Repair Order invoices, you can request copies of them from your Service Advisor. The Service Advisor can also print out what is known as a “warranty repair history printout”, which details all repair visits to any/all authorized dealers for warranty repairs. Again, it is best not to mention “lemon law” to the Service Advisor as you will likely not get the copies of the documents you are requesting. A California lemon law case and claim are predicated upon Repair Order Invoices. These are the proof of your claim and repair attempts. Keep them in a safe place, away from your vehicle.

    Important lemon law rights notice to consumers with vehicles with recently expired factory warranties: If your vehicle is outside of the factory “bumper-to-bumper” or “powertrain” warranty, you may still be eligible for relief under the California lemon law. If you have had four (4) or more repair attempt visits at an authorized dealership for the same issue/problem/complaint before expiration of factory warranty coverage, and have repair order invoice documents that support this (or you get a warranty repair history printout from your dealer), you may be eligible for a substantial cash settlement under the lemon law. If you gave the automobile manufacturer written or verbal notice (telephoned in to Customer Assistance Center) of the continued warranty non-conformity issues during the warranty coverage period and continue to have the same issue/problem/complaint, you may potentially entitled to a repurchase (buyback) of your vehicle, even though it is out of factory warranty. We invite you to call us to discuss your out-of-warranty vehicle’s problems and warranty repairs history. The same applies to “Certified Pre-Owned Warranty” used vehicles, which enjoy the same lemon law protection as new vehicles.

    The California lemon law also requires that the automobile manufacturer pay for the consumer’s hourly attorney’s fees on a case and claim that settles for a repurchase (buyback), new replacement vehicle, or a cash settlement payment. This makes the lemon law economically feasible for consumers who would not otherwise be in a position to hire a lemon law attorney.

    We are a California-based statewide lemon law attorney firm, with offices throughout California. Our 28 years of experience with all of the automobile manufacturers, and over 15,120 successful cases makes our firm the easy choice for the consumer desiring lemon law relief with highly competent representation by trained lawyers. Many cases are settled in as little as 10 days.

    Mr. McGee personally handles all lemon law case communications with the automobile manufacturers, as well as with each of his clients. He aggressively pursues each California lemon law case for the best possible outcome for each client. The personalized service each client receives from Mr. McGee – and all associates of the firm – is unique to our area of law practice. We offer a level of professionalism, patience, quality communication and understanding rarely seen – but greatly appreciated – in today’s fast-paced legal field.

    We have added a new California Lemon Law blog page . Here you will find timely topics directly, or relating to California lemon law. There are many consumer advocate topics on how to build your best lemon law case. Repair documents, dealing with your Service Advisor, retrieval of lost repair documents and more. Everything you need to be an informed consumer on the California Lemon Law.

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    26/07/2017

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    You haven’t been out of town enough lately. Take a trip on us.

    Skift is teaming up with DailySecret, Fathom, SheFinds, and Poncho to give away a Buenos Aires vacation prize package worth over $3,500. Enter to win a luxury trip to Buenos Aires  with 3 nights at The Master at The Clubhouse Buenos Aires, a VIP welcome basket with premium Argentine goods, a chef’s tasting menu for 2, a custom itinerary from Fathom (worth $500), and $1,000 toward airfare.

    Austria in 6 Cakes: Poppy Seeds are Popular

    by Pam Mandel on Apr 27, 2015

    Cafe at the Art History Museum, Vienna

    Pakistan is the world’s largest producer of poppy seeds, but the Austrians are no slouches, they produce about 1,000 metric tons, annually. The technical term for that is a whole lotta poppy seeds. Poppy seeds show up all over Austria baking – dusting the top of your bread rolls, sprinkled over butter smothered dumplings, and inside your cake.

    This hasn’t been as bad as you’d think for the Austria cake landscape. Lots of cakes are made with a nut flour base.

    Austria in 6 Cakes: What a Mess!

    by Pam Mandel on Apr 20, 2015

    Kaiserschmarren with apricot jam





    25/07/2017

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    The Best Ways to Book Cheaper Hotel Rates – TripIt Blog

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    Book Last Minute

    This is a trick best reserved for shorter trips, like romantic weekend getaways or impromptu get-togethers with friends in the city. I certainly wouldn’t advocate waiting till the last minute to book a hotel room for that expensive international trip you’ve been saving up for or leaving your lodging needs up to fate when there could be a major conference happening that results in a hotel room shortage. That being said, if you do a bit of research and are flexible, booking last minute can result in much cheaper rates. Last-minute booking apps like HotelTonight. which works with hotels to negotiate deep discounts on unsold rooms, are a great starting point, and many of the online booking sites, like Expedia and Priceline, have their own “Tonight” or “Deals Tonight” section.

    Tip: Many sites offer last-minute deals sections, but are really just pulling the available inventory for the specified locale (not that this is a bad thing), as opposed to working with hotels to provide negotiated last-minute deals. Just be aware of this and shop around before committing to any last-minute deals.

    Remember to use TripIt to organize all of your hotel confirmations (and any other trip confirmations) in one spot. You can also sign up for a free 30-day trial of TripIt Pro to try out premium features like alerts, alternate flights, seat tracker, point tracker, fare monitoring, and more.

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    14/07/2017

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    Travel To Antarctica

    Recently, I had a transition period between my jobs. I’m a travelling freak. Not a regular type, but in fact, I like to visit places that are somewhat inaccessible for a common man, or you can say places which are taboo to a majority of people. Some friends of mine had recently travelled to Antarctica and they told me about the magnificence of Antarctica. I decided to take advantage of my free time and planned a trip to Antarctica. And I have to admit, I did nothing wrong in paying a visit to this amazing place. In fact, my Antarctica travel was one of the best trips I ever had in my life. I went there with my wife and kids. Believe me, no place on this earth can be compared to this immeasurable land of white wilderness. Rocks, Water, Ice, Polar Beers, Seals, and Penguins … Welcome to Antarctica!! 

    This place does not have any permanent residents. The only human population seen in Antarctica is the tourists, or the scientists and the research staff, the temporary inhabitants of Antarctica. But every single inch of Antarctica is worth visiting. The enormous snow-land masses, the frozen water bodies, the massive whales, this place is an ice-heaven. 

    We booked our trip in Antarctica with ‘World Expeditions’. It’s a company which organizes various tour packages to explore Antarctica. We took the 15 – day tour, which included almost everything worth seeing. We boarded the cruise in Ushuaia. The crew warmly welcomed us on the cruise. We had a group of about 100 people on board. Our ship started sailing down the Beagle Channel. It was late in the evening, and after minor sight-seeing, we enjoyed our dinner and set our course for the Falkland Islands. For the whole of the second day, we were sailing. And sailing with us were various species of petrels and albatrosses. It was a total delight to watch them maneuvering around our ship. 

    The next day, we reached Malvinas, a place on the Falkland archipelago. You can view some great species of animals in this place.  We all love wildlife, and we wanted to know and explore more of the Antarctic life, so we decided to take a hike by the side of shore of Carcass Island. After about thirty minutes of sturdy hike. we reached the top, and were astonished by the views. We could see numerous Gentoo Penguins. It was awesome to watch them, so close and so many in numbers. After a while, we even saw the passerines, the night herons and the waterfowl. I must say, these creatures are startling. It was the first time we were watching them for real, and it was a total enchanting view. The waterfowl is a beautiful bird. So stunning, you could spend hours applauding its beauty. After spending a good time at this place, we moved forward to Saunders. It’s famous because 4 types of penguins are found here; King, Maggellanic, Gentoo and Rockhopper Penguins. We enjoyed observing them in their habitats. 

    Stanley was our next destination. It is the capital of Falklands. a great place to know and explore Falkland culture. Stanley has a South American charm. The local churches and museums exhibit a style of South American culture. We visited a church. In spite of being in solitary for a major part of the year, this church was beautifully maintained. Beautifully built, and equally taken care of. After surveying every corner of the church, we moved to Antarctic Heritage Museum. This is a small museum, exhibiting history and specialties of Antarctica. 

    We spent our next two days on the cruise, transiting through the Antarctic Convergence on our way to South Georgia. These two days gave us some ever lasting memories of Antarctica. As our chip entered the Antarctic waters, we could feel a sudden decrease in the temperature. Our guide told us that temperature in this zone falls down several degrees below the freezing point. We saw some really huge ice bodies, formed due to freezing of water floating on the water. It was a great view. We were watching the nature at its best. We saw different species of Prions. Petrels, Albatrosses, Skuas and Shearwaters roaming around our ship. We were enjoying them and they were enjoying the human company. We were lucky enough to spot some whales. I tell you, this creature is MASSIVE! If you have never seen a whale, plan a trip to Antarctica and witness some of the biggest of these creatures. Watching them from so close is certainly jaw dropping. My sons were so excited on spotting a whale that they discharged the whole of the camera battery in capturing whales in the camera. 

    We reached South Georgia in the late afternoon. Our guide took us to Grytviken, a place governed by seals and penguins. Yes, you read it right… This place is run by seals and penguins. There is a deserted village in Grytviken where King Penguins now roam in the streets and seals have taken their control over the buildings. It is fun to watch this place. You never know what you’ll see coming out of a building. The Whaling History Museum was our next stop in Grytviken. This museum depicts a lot about Antarctica. From climatical to geographical features of Antarctica to the various species of seals, penguins, whales and other wildlife found here to various scientific research centers set up in Antarctica, this museum holds a record of everything. A detailed visit to the Whaling History Museum is a must to know Antarctica completely. After filling our minds with some new, great facts, we left for our next destination, Drygalski Fjord. You can find a good chance to spot ample spectrum wildlife and landscapes. We consider ourselves lucky to view some Reindeers, the elephant seals, fur seals and Macaroni Penguins. We found the penguins very cute and shy. Every time some of us initiated our steps towards them, they would run away. It was fun to be there. 

    For another couple of days, we sailed through the Weddell Sea and the Antarctic Peninsula. This made us witness some other great views; icebergs, frozen waters, seabirds. Everything here is like they are hand picked from some snowy dream. With this, came the Drake Passage, the last section of our route. It took us a little over 2 days to cross the Drake Passage. This was the time to share experiences of this amazing travel with our travel mates. Every individual had something interesting to add to the experience. While someone was fortunate enough to view the famous penguin proposal (a penguin proposing his female counterpart by offering her the most beautiful stone around), some others told us about the enormous size of the whales they saw. 

    Early in the morning, we arrived back to Ushuaia. We bid farewell to everyone after exchanging our contact details with some.

    Our Antarctica travel was truly an out – of – the – world experience for us. We’ve travelled across a major part of this world, but didn’t find any place as magical as Antarctica. Antarctica is beyond doubt incredible. If you’re a nature lover or a travel freak, you must plan a trip to Antarctica and witness the other side of nature’s creativity. 

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    13/07/2017

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    How Vaping is Better for Travelers

    Most of my friends are travelers and all of them uses electronic cigarette instead of the traditional cigarette. The e-cigs or vaporizers are battery operated device that produce vapor smoke instead of the normal smoke. It uses e-juice or e-liquid which is made from water, flavoring and propylene glycol. The smoke coming from this device is water based making it evaporate through the air instantly just after its exhaled.

    For travelers this is a very convenient device for them. It lets them vape anywhere at anytime. There are few countries and places that smoking were not allowed but except for vaping. Due to some studies, it was proven that e-cigs are smokeless making it to be allowed to be used on no-smoking areas.

    Most travelers does a lot of walking and moving. We only stay at hotels at rest time or night time. What makes this device very convenient is you can easily change their batteries, some ecigs doesn t need buttons all you have to do is to inhale on the tip of the device and a smart chip will automatically detect your breath and it will produce vapor smoke for you.

    If you are more on traveling by planes, this device will be perfect for you since some airlines doesn t allow smoking. But they do have smoking areas where smokers can smoke. But with e-cigs you can actually smoke even inside the plane since it s smokeless and odorless. All you need to do is ask the person sitting beside you if it doesn t bother him that you vaping.

    Overall this device is the best for travelers. No need to bring lighters and ashtray which mostly airports doesn t allow. With electronic cigar all you need to bring is the device, charger and e-liquid and you are all set to go. You can actually place them all on a small pouch so you can grab them when you want to.

    Get these electronic cigarettes in a more affordable price. Watch these videos to find out how.





    25/06/2017

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    How to Become a Holiday Rep – Thomas Cook Blog #boscovs

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    How to Become a Holiday Rep

    by Guest Post Posted: 25th June 2013

    Ever fancied working abroad. Then you should consider becoming a Thomas Cook holiday rep. Every year we’re looking for responsible, hardworking people who have bags of common sense, motivation and initiative – plus the natural ability to relate to our customers. You’ll work in holiday resorts in some of the world’s most stunning locations. where sunny skies, blue seas and a bright outlook come as standard. You’ll also get great holiday benefits, great career options. great training and great people to work with.

    It’s brilliant fun, but it’s also hard work for six days a week. It’s certainly not nine-to-five and not everything runs like clockwork all the time – there will be a number of challenges during the course of any season!

    You’ll be a very long way from your family, friends and a ‘normal’ life. However, if you’ve got exceptional amounts of stamina, personality and sheer enthusiasm, you’ll have the best time ever!

    Our annual recruitment drive starts in November, when we open our online applications.

    If that application is successful, you’ll be contacted and invited to one of our assessment days in January, February or March.

    There we’ll find out more about you through group and individual activities and a one to one interview. You’ll have the opportunity to find out more about us and what life overseas is like. We’ll also let you know about some of the preparation in advance.

    We will need you to show us great presentation skills, an excellent customer service attitude and a commercial mind set. Any extra languages you would speak are of course an advantage.

    The recruitment process finishes with seven days of intensive training and if you are successful within that process, you will join one of our many teams in destination – where you will be expected to work hard to ensure that you treat every customer as your number one priority. You will need to continuously strive to look at ways you can go that extra mile to ensure you leave a fantastic lasting impression of Thomas Cook and exceed every customer’s expectations of a perfect holiday. In return for all your hard work, you will have the opportunity to live and work in a number of fantastic destinations, and you will meet a number of new friends and colleagues along the way from all works of life – some of whom will remain close friends for many years to come. You’ll also experience different cultures and ways of working as you travel and work in different destinations. You may only want to be in destination for one summer or you may decide you want a career within Thomas Cook – either way you will receive great training throughout your time in destination, along with the opportunity to move into other roles at the end of the summer season. You can even choose to be part of our in–house career progression scheme ‘Step Up’, which will equip you with the skills to lead our international overseas teams yourself.

    If you display the right attitude and skills then this will allow you to choose your own destiny within Thomas Cook. Every day is a different day in destination and you never know what to expect when you pull back your blinds to a beautiful sunrise, and this is what draws us all to working overseas.

    More information and online applications can be submitted through www.areyouthomascook.net .





    16/06/2017

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    How To Take Better Travel Portraits – Travelstart Blog #travelling #australia

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    How To Take Better Travel Portraits

    Travel is all about the people you meet along the way. I spoke to South-Korea-based photographer, blogger, teacher and entrepreneur Roxy Hutton about how to capture the best portrait photos when travelling. Follow along on her travel adventures with her husband and their rescue dog, Shadow the Jindo, at CityGirlSearching .

    What advice would you give to someone hoping to improve their portrait shots?

    invest in a prime lens [it] brings to an image so much life and character.

    Although not a necessity, a good place to start improving your portrait shots would be to invest in a prime lens. Prime lenses are lenses that have a fixed focal lengths as opposed to zoom lenses which you can zoom in and zoom out with. Prime lenses, like for example my favourite lens, the 50mm 1.4, brings to an image so much life and character.

    These lenses also create those dreamy blurred backgrounds (known as Bokeh) that give an air of mystery to a portrait. Prime lenses are not always practical for traveling, because you probably won’t have much space to carry more than one or two lenses, and you then you need to have a lens that offers you a range of options when it comes to your photos. Nothing quite beats the ‘nifty fifty’ when it comes to portraits (as well as street photography) and I’d say that would be a very good place to start if you are wanting to improve.

    reach out to photographers you admire

    The second bit of advice I can give to anyone hoping to improve their portraits is to reach out to other photographers. We have all been where you are now, and most of us feel we are still there. I have learned the most when I have put insecurities aside and messaged photographers I admire.

    Photography is a passion, and not everyone is born with the natural ability to create the perfect photograph. The perfect photograph is also a very subjective thing and will differ from person to person. Reach out to photographers you admire in your city/town, you’ll be surprised just how much people want to share their passion, especially if you are respectful and aren’t out to just steal their secrets techniques.

    What do you like most about travel and photography?

    Travelling is a way to broaden your mind

    For me, traveling to a new country means experiencing new ways of seeing the world and being a part of another place even just for a short time. Travelling is a way to broaden your mind, while having your eyes opened (sometimes forcibly) to new smells, sights and sounds. Travel photography is an attempt to capture those memories and keep them forever.

    For some travel photographers, it is about capturing the unusual, the strange. For me, I aim to capture the memories made on my holiday, as well as the experiences and people that made up those memories.

    What is the best equipment to use when taking portrait shots?

    If I know I won’t be focusing on the scenery, or if I am going to be out in low light conditions, then I take my 50mm.

    I love my 50mm prime lens for portraits. It’s small and light, and very easy to carry around. It’s not very practical if you also want to focus on landscape shots while traveling and so you need to do some thinking before you travel.

    When I travel I carry my camera body (Nikon D700) and two lenses; 50mm 1.4 24-70mm 2.8. The latter is a very heavy lens, and coupled with my camera body weighs about 5kg’s! Even though it is heavy, it is wonderful for both landscape and portraits. If I had to just pick one lens to travel with, this would be it. If I knew that I would be shooting a wide range of subjects (people, temples, mountains, animals) then this is the lens I take with me. If I know I won’t be focusing on the scenery, or if I am going to be out in low light conditions, then I take my 50mm.

    How do you compose your shots?

    I began by looking at photographs online that I liked

    I didn’t ever study photography, having been shown the basics of the camera by my husband, and the rest I learned from practicing and playing around with my camera. I am not what you would call a technical photographer, and I know that a lot of the time the settings I use to create images would horrify a lot of photographers.

    When I first I started taking photographs 5 years ago, I began by looking at photographs online that I liked. These were usually still life shots of makeup and stationery. I would look at them and try to understand what it was I liked about them and then I set out to re-create them. Once I was able to re-create photographs, I started playing around with different objects and subjects to create my own style of photography.

    I hope my travel photographs convey a sense of who I am as a photographer, as well as showcasing who or what I am photographing.

    When is the best time to shoot?

    make the light work for you

    Late afternoon is always a wonderful time of the day to shoot just about anything. But unless you are traveling purely as a photographer and not for the enjoyment of travel, you probably will be under a lot of time constraints and just have to make do with clouds/bright sunlight/rain and just make the light work for you.

    Is it important to be aware of cultural sensitivities?

    A little bit of sensitivity goes a long way, as does a friendly smile

    Absolutely. I am always terribly shy when it comes to asking people if I can take their portraits especially if there is a language barrier involved. But, put yourself in their shoes before you snap away. A little bit of sensitivity goes a long way, as does a friendly smile. If you can’t speak the local language, simply pointing to your camera and giving a questioning look by pointing from them to your camera (always followed by a big smile) will 9 times out of 10 guarantee you a photograph. Try not to be too offended if someone denies you a photograph. Offer one last smile (as hard as it may be) take a deep breath, and move on.

    You have photographs on Shutterstock and also do personalised shoots, have you always been interested in photography?

    I learn more about my camera every time I pick it up

    I only became interested in photography when I started my first blog (FarmboyAndCityGirlHitAsia) back in 2010. Photography was a way for me to add interest to blog posts, and I soon found it to be a wonderfully creative outlet. My first photographs were awful, as was my editing style (lots of high contrast and vignetting) as seems to be the go-to style for new photographers, and so it took me a while to find my own personal style. I am still refining that style and I learn more about my camera every time I pick it up.

    Do you have safety concerns for your equipment when you travel?

    If I spent all my time worrying about it being stolen or getting damaged I would miss out on a lot of photo opportunities.

    I do have a lot of safety concerns, but I try to be as alert as possible when traveling. My camera is too big to ever look unobtrusive (especially when I’m using the 24-70mm lens) but this doesn’t mean you can’t be subtle with it. When not in use, I usually carry my camera either around my neck or the strap wound around my wrist and the camera in my hand. When I am not shooting I try to always have the lens cap on if possible, to protect the lens. As my husband and I currently live in Korea, it has been really hard to obtain insurance for any of our things. As soon as we get back to South Africa, insurance for my camera will be one of the first things we sort out.

    I don’t generally worry too much about my equipment as there’s only so much you can do to keep it safe. If I spent all my time worrying about it being stolen or getting damaged I would miss out on a lot of photo opportunities. My advice is just to be careful and aware of your equipment when you travel, use a good camera bag to protect your equipment and keep your camera on you at all times unless you are able to lock it away somewhere safely.

    All photographs courtesy of Roxy Hutton





    14/06/2017

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    Audley Travel Careers Blog #cheap #cheap #tickets

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    Charity events over the last few months

    Delicious chili served by our South America team

    Here at Audley we ve been busy raising money for a number of charities over the last few months.

    Save the Children Syria appeal

    Audley s Boston office wins coolest company award

    Our Southeast Asia team raise money to help victims of flooding in Burma

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    Audley win Telegraph Ultratravel Award

    Some of our country specialists with our shiny new award

    We are honoured to have won a Daily Telegraph Ultratravel Award . Ultratravel readers voted across 20 categories, from best hotel, airline and airport to favourite city and country, with Audley winning the Best Small Luxury Tour Operator category.

    This is a hugely prestigious award and being voted for by the public makes it all the more special. Our CEO Ian Simkins attended the lavish awards ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London, with the award being presented by none other than adventurer Levison Wood.

    Money raised on the night went to injured soldiers to help them recover through adaptive skiing. To celebrate we had some luxury cupcakes delivered to all three offices.

    You can view all the winners and runners-up on the Teleg raph website .

    Ian accepting our award at the ceremony in London.





    10/06/2017

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    Malaysia Customs, Currency & Airport Tax Regulations

    Import regulations::

    Free import :

    – 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars or 225 grammes of tobacco;

    – max. 1 litre of wine, spirits or malt liquor;

    – max. 100 matches;

    – cosmetics, perfumery, soaps and dentrifices in open containers to a total max. value of MYR 200.-;

    – max. 3 pieces of new wearing apparel;

    – one pair of new footwear;

    – one unit of each portable electrical or battery operated appliance for personal care and hygiene;

    – a total max. of MYR 75.- of dutiable food preparations;

    – gifts and souvenirs up to a total value of max. MYR 200.- (except goods from Langkawi and Labuan, up to a total value of max. MYR 500.-).

    The trafficking of illegal drugs is a serious offence in Malaysia and the penalty for such an offence is death.

    The items 1. through 9. can only be imported duty free if the following conditions are met:

    – the articles are imported by the visitor on his person or his baggage;

    – non-alien residents stay in Malaysia more than 120 hours;

    – nationals and residents of Malaysia have left the country for more than 120 hours.

    Prohibited:

    – all goods from South Africa and Israel;

    – any article bearing the imprint or reproduction of any currency note, bank note or coin which are current or have at any time been issued in any country.

    Additional Information on regulations::

    Customs duties of 30% of the value are due in case of exceeding the allowed quantities. Duty free allowances are per person only (pooling not allowed).

    Export regulations::

    Free export of reasonable quantities of tobacco products and alcoholic beverages.

    Pets::

    Require:

    – health certificate, issued 7 days prior to departure and stating that during the preceding 6 months no case of rabies has occurred in the country of dispatch and the animal has not been imported in the country of origin;

    – landing permit;

    – Malaysian Veterinarian Department, Import Permit. Address: 8th floor Shell Building, Exchange Square Off. Jalan Semantan, Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Phone: 03 2540077, Fax: 03 2535804.

    Dogs and cats are quarantined for 30 days or more, unless coming from Singapore (export licence from Government of Singapore required), Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or Ireland. Originating airports must telex station manager of transporting airline at point of disembarkation flight number, origin and destination, types and numbers of pets. Those subject to quarantine must have space reserved in advance at Kuala Lumpur Quarantine Station.

    Baggage Clearance regulations::

    Baggage is cleared at the airport of final destination in Malaysia, provided it is labeled so.

    Exempt: baggage of transit passengers with a destination outside of Malaysia, provided it is labeled to that destination and the onward flight is on the same calendar day.

    Airport Embarkation Tax

    Airport Tax is levied on air passengers departing as follows:

    1. International flights. MYR 45.-;Except from:

    a- Ipoh, Langkawi or Penang to:

    – Bandah Acheh, Medan or Nias in Indonesia;

    – Hat Yai, Narathiwat or Patani in Thailand;

    b. Kota Kinablu, Kuching or Miri to:

    – Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei;

    – Balikpapan, Menado, Pontianak or Tarakin in Indonesia;

    – Davao, General Santos, Puerto Princesa or Zamboanga in the Philippines;

    where the airport tax is: MYR 20.-.

    2. Domestic flights: MYR 6.-.

    Place of payment: if ticket issued:

    1. In Malaysia: airline ticket office in Malaysia.

    2. Outside Malaysia: Airport of departure in Malaysia.

    Excempt:

    1. Transit passengers proceeding by same aircraft or not leaving the transit lounge;

    2. Those arriving from abroad (including Brunei and Singapore) and proceeding to abroad within 12 hours;

    3. Crew travelling on duty;

    4. Children under 2 year;

    5. Heads of state, including their suite, Ministers and other dignitaries visiting Malaysia as State Guests;

    6. Other persons when specified by Malaysia Airport Authority (Berhad). The exemption must be supported by written authorization from Airport Authority.

    Currency rules

    Currency Import regulations:

    Currency must be declared upon arrival, and is allowed for both RESIDENTS and NON-RESIDENTS, if carrying:

    – local currency (Malaysian Ringgit-MYR): MYR 1,000.- or higher amounts;

    – foreign currencies: USD 10,000.- (or equivalent in other foreign currency) or higher amounts.

    Currency Export regulations:

    Currency must be declared on departure, and is allowed for both RESIDENTS and NON-RESIDENTS, if carrying:

    – local currency (Malaysian Ringgit-MYR): MYR 1,000.- or higher amounts;

    – foreign currencies: USD 10,000.- (or equivalent in other foreign currency) or higher amounts.

    Additional information: Travel Declaration Form (TDF) is required for passengers entering or leaving Malaysia, regardless of age. Foreign currencies include funds in the form of travellers’ cheques. Clearance from the Central Bank of Malaysia is required for amounts exceeding those stated above.





    10/06/2017

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    Hotel And Accomodation Blog #traveling #jobs

    #hotel cheap
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    Live Longer! Visit

    Taking holidays are great for us in a wide variety of ways. To be able to have a strong condition of mental health, our body needs a power outlet for delivering stress along with a supply of replenishment.  A perfect vacation should eliminate stress, encourage relaxation and supply possibilities for rejuvenation making the advantages experience considerable.

    From the career perspective, holidays are essential that you should be productive and efficient at the office.  Actually, based on study employees who re overstressed or individuals who don t take holidays may:

    bull Get some things wrong

    bull Be angry in their companies and co-workers who don t act as hard because they are

    bull Have greater levels of stress

    bull Feel signs and symptoms of depression

    bull Neglect themselves and report illness

    Associations also decide to try take advantage of your trip some time and create not avoidable new reminiscences with the family and buddies.  It rsquos time for you to cast inside your vacation days.

    We re all workaholics.  We love being busy and business demands and challenges keep our adrenaline moving.  Our scheduled for leisure activities are extremely hectic there never appear sufficient time within the day or evening that people think we ought to skip our vacation days to ensure that we don rsquot miss anything.  This mindset is self crushing.  You are able to prove your worth at the office and get a lean body, mind and associations by arranging and taking your allotment of vacation days.

    Stress creates physiological alterations in our physiques which include high bloodstream pressure along with a boost in stress the body s hormones for example adrenaline which could cause bloodstream clot while increasing the chance of cardiac arrest by working all the time we re constantly submitting the body to those reactions.  Because of this. why medical professionals suggest getting a holiday because being workaholic isn t doing our overall health any favor.

    Planning for any trip is really exciting.  It ll stimulate our imagination and everything active in the anticipation phase of the holiday trip could be relaxing.  It will likewise provide us with something to anticipate and weighing our options offers us a rest from your regular routine, once we daydream concerning the benefits and drawbacks of various kinds of vacation escapades.

    The purpose of getting a holiday would be to enjoy and relax yourself, yet a lot of us get so bogged lower using the particulars, the anticipation and mindset of getting an ideal trip that people create further undue to worry.  It rsquos not unusual to seem like you ll need a vacation following the vacation, since it required the whole a vacation in wind lower and start to unwind and forget about all of the baggage from work and also the stresses of existence.  So plan in advance making it as much fun because the vacation itself.  Make a listing early and slowly and gradually start to collect things and pack.  Just seeing your suitcase on the ground within the corner will brighten your entire day, understanding that relaxation for you personally is in route.

    Holidays don rsquot need to be costly or increase the stress for your loved ones on a tight budget.  You will find travel club subscriptions available on the market that permit families to consider 7 evening stays worldwide beginning just $298 for that week.  Furthermore, many families enjoy such things as camping and hiking but for the price of the campground and gas to obtain there, it rsquos an enjoyable filled, relaxing week.  It rsquos that which you allow it to be.  It rsquos about letting your body and mind get into a relaxed, no stress, take proper care of you mode.

    Getting a holiday is definitely an ultimate tool in stress management.  Whether we rest on the beach chair or snore underneath the stars, we ll believe that we sleep better if we are on the vacation.  The expression that states ldquoA change is just like a relaxation rdquo perfectly describes vacation time.  Whenever we change our focus and pace, our body and mind relax.

    Travelling provides for us the chance to appear past the tip in our nose to determine new places and experience new adventures which will improve your awareness around the globe both geographically and culturally.

    Being away enables us to invest a while alone.  This can be a significant a part of any wellness program.  Take advantage of the change of pace and make time to think about our achievements and possibly reflect on your own goals and duties.  We might discover that standing on a holiday increases our overall existence satisfaction.  Whenever we make use of the chance to think about various things than simply home or office duties, we are able to reach enjoy existence much more.

    When we feel tired of our daily routine or find ourselves losing curiosity about activities that people usually enjoy, it is now time to reserve a holiday because regular holidays decreases our likelihood of burning out.  Being burnout is really a terrible waste.  This will be our major failure of not making here we are at ourselves.

    Holidays let us boost our spirit, regardless of what kind of holiday we plan.  Holidays will return us re-vitalized, more creative and much more dedicated to our career, to the family and buddies as well as by ourselves health because breaking from our regular routine for one or two weeks will renew our energy and enthusiasm.

    Taking regular holidays will let us live longer.  We ll find ourselves breathing much deeper and simpler and also the tension within our shoulders will appear reduced.  Our back is going to be straighter.  Our muscles is going to be strengthen from walking a seaside, swinging a golf club iron or casting an angling line.   We ll eat better and making conscious options about our foods rather than always going for a snack.

    Holidays have protective effect since it allows us to to lessen our load of stress or at best let us take a rest in the everyday triggers from the place of work as well as in our very own home.  As on the vacation we often pack more hrs rest and workout which are great for our overall health.

    Splitting our daily schedule is exactly what vacation is about. Being careful in our mind and body by arranging vacation time shows maturity, responsibility and self-confidence.





    30/05/2017

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    Online travel agencies vs. meta search – airfare sites – Blog

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    Online travel agencies vs. “meta search” airfare sites

    What’s the difference between an “online travel agency” (OTA) such as Expedia, Orbitz and Travelocity vs. so-called “meta search” travel site such as TripAdvisor Flights. For one thing, online travel agencies have toll-free numbers with agents standing by to help you book or re-book a flight; meta search sites such as Kayak don’t, because they don’t sell airfares; they send you directly to airlines or to online travel agencies to book. Both an online travel agency and a meta search site will let you know if the best deal is on a combination of airlines (say, going out on US Airways and coming back on United).

    But neither type of site will show you fares on all airlines (Southwest and Allegiant are excluded) and neither will always have fares that the airlines are keeping for their own websites (airlines sometimes hold back fares and inventory for their own sites in order to entice users to book direct).

    But, unlike airline sites which try to keep you on the airline’s own network, OTAs and meta search websites do show you the widest range of schedules and fares. Occasionally, an online travel agency such as Expedia or Travelocity will have fares that meta search sites don’t. For example, over the summer American Airlines had business class fares to Europe for peak summer travel at prices lower than economy class for the same dates; Travelocity had these deals, Kayak didn’t. In general, however, meta search sites do a better job of finding “airline-site-only” fares than do online travel agencies. On the other hand, online agencies offer air plus hotel packages that can sometimes save you serious cash, whereas meta search sites don’t.

    Bottom line: you need to consult meta search sites, online travel agencies, and airline sites if you really want to find the best deal.





    28/05/2017

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    Rick Steves Travel Blog #travel #tickets #cheap

    #travel europe
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    Rick Steves Travel Blog

    I m sharing my travel experiences, candid opinions and what s on my mind. If you think it s inappropriate for a travel writer to stir up discussion on his blog with political observations and insights gained from traveling abroad, you may not want to read any further. — Rick

    • We are monitoring this blog carefully for inappropriate posts. Before you post, read our Community Guidelines .

    I m not Dancing with the Stars, I m Dancing with the Star Programmers

    A letter from Paris

    Thank you for all of your responses to my post about terrorism and travel. I appreciated them all, but this one was extra special:

    Hello there Rick Steves!

    My name is Amber, my family and I are currently vacationing in Paris for a week with your Paris 2015 guidebook. We’ve seen all of the museums, monuments, and art we’ve wanted to see. We LOVE doing your walks from your app. Paris is such a beautiful and historical city! We’ve loved every minute of it. I m sure you get tons of these messages, but I wanted to thank you. Thank you not only for your awesome books but for the Facebook post on terrorists and traveling you posted a week ago.

    We were scheduled to leave for Paris the Wednesday after the horrible tragedy that took place, and we suddenly found ourselves wondering if we should still go. Is it safe? What might happen to us? My heart was broken for the people of Paris, but we’re traveling with our two teenage daughters. Safety suddenly became a big concern and we had the hardest time making a decision.

    Your post really touched me and helped me put things in perspective. My husband and I both agreed we would not let ourselves be terrorized and we would go and have the amazing Europe trip we planned. And boy am I so glad we made that choice!

    The city is like none other. And the French people have been so kind to us. Yesterday we toured the Eiffel Tower and watched the sun set from the top with both our girls. It was a moment we will never forget. It was so beautiful, I shed a few tears. I m so glad we made the choice to come, and to be able to have these wonderful experiences together as a family.

    As we made our way back to our flat, we boarded the metro, and started discussing dinner ideas. A nice French businessman was sitting next to my 12 year old and must have over heard her talking. He asked her, Do you speak English? She said yes. He said, Are you American? Did you come here from America? And she said yes again. Then he put his newspaper down and said to all of us, Thank you for coming to visit Paris. Despite what happened. We are a strong city. I hope you have a wonderful stay.

    I was so moved! This city has witnessed such horrible evil, not too long ago. And they have not let it stop them from living their lives. I see it every day in the cafés, couples and families sitting together conversing, laughing, and most importantly Living. It warms my heart. We will definitely always keep traveling.





    27/05/2017

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    BLACK FLYDAY: The Craziest Travel Deal Day Of The Year Has

    #travel flight deals
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    BLACK FLYDAY: The Craziest Travel Deal Day Of The Year Has Landed In Kenya

    IN A WORLD of scarce travel deals and feeble currencies, this Friday one travel agency will rise above all others by helping the masses with catastrophically deep discounts!

    Featuring an all-star cast of airlines and travel deals like you ve never seen before, BLACK FLYDAY will break new ground in low prices on international and domestic travel when it premieres on Travelstart Kenya this week.

    Coming to a browser near you!

    BLACK FLYDAY Releases this Friday, 27 November 2015.

    Be a good friend …

    … Do what it takes to secure your #BlackFlydayKE deal then share this page with your friends and let them know BLACK FLYDAY is coming using #BlackFlydayKE. Trust us, they will appreciate the heads up.

    BLACK FLYDAY starts this Friday, 27 November and runs until Monday, 30 November at 3pm. Expect bumper deals and slashed prices on Travelstart Kenya.

    It’s been a long year and you owe it to yourself to splurge on international and domestic travel specials; some of which have been discounted by up to 50%!

    Stay tuned to the Black Flyday page for rolling deals, sign up for our newsletter to remind yourself and yell #BlackFlydayKE from the social rooftops!

    Black Flyday Black Friday

    Black Flyday is our take on Black Friday – the Friday following Thanksgiving Thursday which is widely known as the biggest ecommerce shopping day of the year. Historically, Black Friday was the day that retailers made a profit; also known as going is into the ‘black’ instead of deficit red. Today, Black Friday symbolizes the official start of the Christmas shopping season and is often the most anticipated shopping day of the year.

    For shoppers Black Friday has come to symbolise the most mouthwatering deals of the year.





    19/05/2017

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    Road Trip Planner with Stops: Tools – Tips for a Perfect

    #planning a trip
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    Route

    The first step is the fun one: selecting the route. To do so, decide what s most important to you: distance, destination, or budget. Once you know this, you can begin researching and building out the rest of your plans.

    When in the planning stage, Roadtrippers  will be your best friend! Founded by two fellow wanderlusters, this web and mobile service provides a seemingly endless database of inspiration. Explore tested routes, or plan your own and discover the variety of interest points that can be found along your newly blazed trail.

    From culture to campsites and nature to nightclubs, Roadtrippers will help you plan a trip tailored to your travel style. It’ll also help you budget by providing cost estimates for the gas require for the selected trip.

    Make sure your route is broken down into doable driving segments both to and from your final destination. Your plan should also include a list of attractions you want to see along the way. The more you have on the list the better, but be prepared to skip a few. You never know what will happen on the open road. Being flexible is key.

    Lodging 

    Once you know where you’re going, you’ll need to decide where to stay.

    If your road trip is all about the great outdoors and you plan on camping, visit recreation.gov to find and book campsites on your route.

    Prefer more modern accommodations? Priceline. Hotels.com. Hotwire. Expedia. or any one of your preferred hotel booking sites can help you book a hotel at each check point along your route.

    Or, check out AirBnb for a more unique lodging selection.

    Appify

    You’ve heard it, you’ve probably said it, and we all know it’s true: “there’s an app for everything.” And as a matter of fact, there’s quite a few to aid in your road trip success. Here are the ones we suggest downloading before you go:

    TripIt . Yeah, so this might be a shameless plug, but we can actually help! You’ve already selected and booked your lodging and attractions, so let us automagically create an itinerary for you. That way you can find all your plans in one place and you won’t have to dig through all your email to find times, locations, and confirmation numbers. TripIt will also automatically generate the best route between stops with turn by turn driving directions and Google Maps. It s perfect if you re looking for a road trip planner with stops.  

    Along The Way : Whether you’re in need of a bathroom, caffeine fix, retail therapy, or just about anything else, Along The Way can help you locate whatever you’re looking for without getting off track.  

    Gasbuddy : Unfortunately, you’ll have to frequent the gas stations on your road trip, which makes this app essential. Gasbuddy provides a crowd-sourced list of gas prices to help you find the best deal near you.  

    Spotify : Every road trip needs good jams and lots of them! Although the free version of this service is awesome, it’ll definitely be worth your money to upgrade to premium for your road trip. For just $9.99 a month you have access to any song at anytime … even when you re offline.  

    AAA : Although we suggest you check out your car before leaving, you never know what can happen out there on the road. With this app, you can contact roadside assistance and help them locate you. You can also discover AAA discount locations, Diamond-rated hotels, restaurants, and attractions.  

    Wi-Fi Finder : Whether you need to post to Facebook, Facetime mom, or email your boss, Wi-Fi Finder will help you stay connected by locating both free and paid Wi-Fi spots.

    Documentation

    On your road trip you’re going to see some breathtaking sights and make some incredible memories, so documentation will be key.

    If you’re into the visuals, snapping pics on your phone is a must. Step up your editing game with VSCO Cam ; this will help your pictures come to life and look at least half as beautiful as in real life. Then your photo will be ready to share on Instagram. Also, don’t forget to tag your pictures with #TripItPic to share your travels and have a chance to be featured on our page .

    For your videos, you can use Magisto to automatically create and edit amazing videos, complete with music and effects.

    Evernote is yet another great documentation tool. Write down everything you love and learn along the way, and add photos to create the ultimate travel journal.

    Any other road trip tips? Share them below! Happy travels!





    15/05/2017

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    How to Become a Holiday Rep – Thomas Cook Blog #great

    #travel rep
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    How to Become a Holiday Rep

    by Guest Post Posted: 25th June 2013

    Ever fancied working abroad. Then you should consider becoming a Thomas Cook holiday rep. Every year we’re looking for responsible, hardworking people who have bags of common sense, motivation and initiative – plus the natural ability to relate to our customers. You’ll work in holiday resorts in some of the world’s most stunning locations. where sunny skies, blue seas and a bright outlook come as standard. You’ll also get great holiday benefits, great career options. great training and great people to work with.

    It’s brilliant fun, but it’s also hard work for six days a week. It’s certainly not nine-to-five and not everything runs like clockwork all the time – there will be a number of challenges during the course of any season!

    You’ll be a very long way from your family, friends and a ‘normal’ life. However, if you’ve got exceptional amounts of stamina, personality and sheer enthusiasm, you’ll have the best time ever!

    Our annual recruitment drive starts in November, when we open our online applications.

    If that application is successful, you’ll be contacted and invited to one of our assessment days in January, February or March.

    There we’ll find out more about you through group and individual activities and a one to one interview. You’ll have the opportunity to find out more about us and what life overseas is like. We’ll also let you know about some of the preparation in advance.

    We will need you to show us great presentation skills, an excellent customer service attitude and a commercial mind set. Any extra languages you would speak are of course an advantage.

    The recruitment process finishes with seven days of intensive training and if you are successful within that process, you will join one of our many teams in destination – where you will be expected to work hard to ensure that you treat every customer as your number one priority. You will need to continuously strive to look at ways you can go that extra mile to ensure you leave a fantastic lasting impression of Thomas Cook and exceed every customer’s expectations of a perfect holiday. In return for all your hard work, you will have the opportunity to live and work in a number of fantastic destinations, and you will meet a number of new friends and colleagues along the way from all works of life – some of whom will remain close friends for many years to come. You’ll also experience different cultures and ways of working as you travel and work in different destinations. You may only want to be in destination for one summer or you may decide you want a career within Thomas Cook – either way you will receive great training throughout your time in destination, along with the opportunity to move into other roles at the end of the summer season. You can even choose to be part of our in–house career progression scheme ‘Step Up’, which will equip you with the skills to lead our international overseas teams yourself.

    If you display the right attitude and skills then this will allow you to choose your own destiny within Thomas Cook. Every day is a different day in destination and you never know what to expect when you pull back your blinds to a beautiful sunrise, and this is what draws us all to working overseas.

    More information and online applications can be submitted through www.areyouthomascook.net .





    11/05/2017

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    How To Take Better Travel Portraits – Travelstart Blog #travel #agent

    #how to find the cheapest airline tickets
    #

    How To Take Better Travel Portraits

    Travel is all about the people you meet along the way. I spoke to South-Korea-based photographer, blogger, teacher and entrepreneur Roxy Hutton about how to capture the best portrait photos when travelling. Follow along on her travel adventures with her husband and their rescue dog, Shadow the Jindo, at CityGirlSearching .

    What advice would you give to someone hoping to improve their portrait shots?

    invest in a prime lens [it] brings to an image so much life and character.

    Although not a necessity, a good place to start improving your portrait shots would be to invest in a prime lens. Prime lenses are lenses that have a fixed focal lengths as opposed to zoom lenses which you can zoom in and zoom out with. Prime lenses, like for example my favourite lens, the 50mm 1.4, brings to an image so much life and character.

    These lenses also create those dreamy blurred backgrounds (known as Bokeh) that give an air of mystery to a portrait. Prime lenses are not always practical for traveling, because you probably won’t have much space to carry more than one or two lenses, and you then you need to have a lens that offers you a range of options when it comes to your photos. Nothing quite beats the ‘nifty fifty’ when it comes to portraits (as well as street photography) and I’d say that would be a very good place to start if you are wanting to improve.

    reach out to photographers you admire

    The second bit of advice I can give to anyone hoping to improve their portraits is to reach out to other photographers. We have all been where you are now, and most of us feel we are still there. I have learned the most when I have put insecurities aside and messaged photographers I admire.

    Photography is a passion, and not everyone is born with the natural ability to create the perfect photograph. The perfect photograph is also a very subjective thing and will differ from person to person. Reach out to photographers you admire in your city/town, you’ll be surprised just how much people want to share their passion, especially if you are respectful and aren’t out to just steal their secrets techniques.

    What do you like most about travel and photography?

    Travelling is a way to broaden your mind

    For me, traveling to a new country means experiencing new ways of seeing the world and being a part of another place even just for a short time. Travelling is a way to broaden your mind, while having your eyes opened (sometimes forcibly) to new smells, sights and sounds. Travel photography is an attempt to capture those memories and keep them forever.

    For some travel photographers, it is about capturing the unusual, the strange. For me, I aim to capture the memories made on my holiday, as well as the experiences and people that made up those memories.

    What is the best equipment to use when taking portrait shots?

    If I know I won’t be focusing on the scenery, or if I am going to be out in low light conditions, then I take my 50mm.

    I love my 50mm prime lens for portraits. It’s small and light, and very easy to carry around. It’s not very practical if you also want to focus on landscape shots while traveling and so you need to do some thinking before you travel.

    When I travel I carry my camera body (Nikon D700) and two lenses; 50mm 1.4 24-70mm 2.8. The latter is a very heavy lens, and coupled with my camera body weighs about 5kg’s! Even though it is heavy, it is wonderful for both landscape and portraits. If I had to just pick one lens to travel with, this would be it. If I knew that I would be shooting a wide range of subjects (people, temples, mountains, animals) then this is the lens I take with me. If I know I won’t be focusing on the scenery, or if I am going to be out in low light conditions, then I take my 50mm.

    How do you compose your shots?

    I began by looking at photographs online that I liked

    I didn’t ever study photography, having been shown the basics of the camera by my husband, and the rest I learned from practicing and playing around with my camera. I am not what you would call a technical photographer, and I know that a lot of the time the settings I use to create images would horrify a lot of photographers.

    When I first I started taking photographs 5 years ago, I began by looking at photographs online that I liked. These were usually still life shots of makeup and stationery. I would look at them and try to understand what it was I liked about them and then I set out to re-create them. Once I was able to re-create photographs, I started playing around with different objects and subjects to create my own style of photography.

    I hope my travel photographs convey a sense of who I am as a photographer, as well as showcasing who or what I am photographing.

    When is the best time to shoot?

    make the light work for you

    Late afternoon is always a wonderful time of the day to shoot just about anything. But unless you are traveling purely as a photographer and not for the enjoyment of travel, you probably will be under a lot of time constraints and just have to make do with clouds/bright sunlight/rain and just make the light work for you.

    Is it important to be aware of cultural sensitivities?

    A little bit of sensitivity goes a long way, as does a friendly smile

    Absolutely. I am always terribly shy when it comes to asking people if I can take their portraits especially if there is a language barrier involved. But, put yourself in their shoes before you snap away. A little bit of sensitivity goes a long way, as does a friendly smile. If you can’t speak the local language, simply pointing to your camera and giving a questioning look by pointing from them to your camera (always followed by a big smile) will 9 times out of 10 guarantee you a photograph. Try not to be too offended if someone denies you a photograph. Offer one last smile (as hard as it may be) take a deep breath, and move on.

    You have photographs on Shutterstock and also do personalised shoots, have you always been interested in photography?

    I learn more about my camera every time I pick it up

    I only became interested in photography when I started my first blog (FarmboyAndCityGirlHitAsia) back in 2010. Photography was a way for me to add interest to blog posts, and I soon found it to be a wonderfully creative outlet. My first photographs were awful, as was my editing style (lots of high contrast and vignetting) as seems to be the go-to style for new photographers, and so it took me a while to find my own personal style. I am still refining that style and I learn more about my camera every time I pick it up.

    Do you have safety concerns for your equipment when you travel?

    If I spent all my time worrying about it being stolen or getting damaged I would miss out on a lot of photo opportunities.

    I do have a lot of safety concerns, but I try to be as alert as possible when traveling. My camera is too big to ever look unobtrusive (especially when I’m using the 24-70mm lens) but this doesn’t mean you can’t be subtle with it. When not in use, I usually carry my camera either around my neck or the strap wound around my wrist and the camera in my hand. When I am not shooting I try to always have the lens cap on if possible, to protect the lens. As my husband and I currently live in Korea, it has been really hard to obtain insurance for any of our things. As soon as we get back to South Africa, insurance for my camera will be one of the first things we sort out.

    I don’t generally worry too much about my equipment as there’s only so much you can do to keep it safe. If I spent all my time worrying about it being stolen or getting damaged I would miss out on a lot of photo opportunities. My advice is just to be careful and aware of your equipment when you travel, use a good camera bag to protect your equipment and keep your camera on you at all times unless you are able to lock it away somewhere safely.

    All photographs courtesy of Roxy Hutton





    11/05/2017

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    We observed that flights-visa-hotels.com website has been registered on 2010-03-16 during our researches. flights-visa-hotels.com website’s rank in Alexa World Rank is 19369572. Most user bringing keyword from search engines is quot;europe vacationquot; quot;leave a replyquot; quot;name (required)quot; quot;mail (will not be published)quot; quot;websitequot; keyword.

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    13/04/2017

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    Road Trip Planner with Stops: Tools – Tips for a Perfect

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    Route

    The first step is the fun one: selecting the route. To do so, decide what s most important to you: distance, destination, or budget. Once you know this, you can begin researching and building out the rest of your plans.

    When in the planning stage, Roadtrippers  will be your best friend! Founded by two fellow wanderlusters, this web and mobile service provides a seemingly endless database of inspiration. Explore tested routes, or plan your own and discover the variety of interest points that can be found along your newly blazed trail.

    From culture to campsites and nature to nightclubs, Roadtrippers will help you plan a trip tailored to your travel style. It’ll also help you budget by providing cost estimates for the gas require for the selected trip.

    Make sure your route is broken down into doable driving segments both to and from your final destination. Your plan should also include a list of attractions you want to see along the way. The more you have on the list the better, but be prepared to skip a few. You never know what will happen on the open road. Being flexible is key.

    Lodging 

    Once you know where you’re going, you’ll need to decide where to stay.

    If your road trip is all about the great outdoors and you plan on camping, visit recreation.gov to find and book campsites on your route.

    Prefer more modern accommodations? Priceline. Hotels.com. Hotwire. Expedia. or any one of your preferred hotel booking sites can help you book a hotel at each check point along your route.

    Or, check out AirBnb for a more unique lodging selection.

    Appify

    You’ve heard it, you’ve probably said it, and we all know it’s true: “there’s an app for everything.” And as a matter of fact, there’s quite a few to aid in your road trip success. Here are the ones we suggest downloading before you go:

    TripIt . Yeah, so this might be a shameless plug, but we can actually help! You’ve already selected and booked your lodging and attractions, so let us automagically create an itinerary for you. That way you can find all your plans in one place and you won’t have to dig through all your email to find times, locations, and confirmation numbers. TripIt will also automatically generate the best route between stops with turn by turn driving directions and Google Maps. It s perfect if you re looking for a road trip planner with stops.  

    Along The Way : Whether you’re in need of a bathroom, caffeine fix, retail therapy, or just about anything else, Along The Way can help you locate whatever you’re looking for without getting off track.  

    Gasbuddy : Unfortunately, you’ll have to frequent the gas stations on your road trip, which makes this app essential. Gasbuddy provides a crowd-sourced list of gas prices to help you find the best deal near you.  

    Spotify : Every road trip needs good jams and lots of them! Although the free version of this service is awesome, it’ll definitely be worth your money to upgrade to premium for your road trip. For just $9.99 a month you have access to any song at anytime … even when you re offline.  

    AAA : Although we suggest you check out your car before leaving, you never know what can happen out there on the road. With this app, you can contact roadside assistance and help them locate you. You can also discover AAA discount locations, Diamond-rated hotels, restaurants, and attractions.  

    Wi-Fi Finder : Whether you need to post to Facebook, Facetime mom, or email your boss, Wi-Fi Finder will help you stay connected by locating both free and paid Wi-Fi spots.

    Documentation

    On your road trip you’re going to see some breathtaking sights and make some incredible memories, so documentation will be key.

    If you’re into the visuals, snapping pics on your phone is a must. Step up your editing game with VSCO Cam ; this will help your pictures come to life and look at least half as beautiful as in real life. Then your photo will be ready to share on Instagram. Also, don’t forget to tag your pictures with #TripItPic to share your travels and have a chance to be featured on our page .

    For your videos, you can use Magisto to automatically create and edit amazing videos, complete with music and effects.

    Evernote is yet another great documentation tool. Write down everything you love and learn along the way, and add photos to create the ultimate travel journal.

    Any other road trip tips? Share them below! Happy travels!





    28/03/2017

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    My Travel Story Blog – Learn Useful Tips for Traveling #hotel

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    How Vaping is Better for Travelers

    Most of my friends are travelers and all of them uses electronic cigarette instead of the traditional cigarette. The e-cigs or vaporizers are battery operated device that produce vapor smoke instead of the normal smoke. It uses e-juice or e-liquid which is made from water, flavoring and propylene glycol. The smoke coming from this device is water based making it evaporate through the air instantly just after its exhaled.

    For travelers this is a very convenient device for them. It lets them vape anywhere at anytime. There are few countries and places that smoking were not allowed but except for vaping. Due to some studies, it was proven that e-cigs are smokeless making it to be allowed to be used on no-smoking areas.

    Most travelers does a lot of walking and moving. We only stay at hotels at rest time or night time. What makes this device very convenient is you can easily change their batteries, some ecigs doesn t need buttons all you have to do is to inhale on the tip of the device and a smart chip will automatically detect your breath and it will produce vapor smoke for you.

    If you are more on traveling by planes, this device will be perfect for you since some airlines doesn t allow smoking. But they do have smoking areas where smokers can smoke. But with e-cigs you can actually smoke even inside the plane since it s smokeless and odorless. All you need to do is ask the person sitting beside you if it doesn t bother him that you vaping.

    Overall this device is the best for travelers. No need to bring lighters and ashtray which mostly airports doesn t allow. With electronic cigar all you need to bring is the device, charger and e-liquid and you are all set to go. You can actually place them all on a small pouch so you can grab them when you want to.

    Get these electronic cigarettes in a more affordable price. Watch these videos to find out how.





    28/03/2017

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    How to Make Money with a Travel Blog or Website #flight

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    How to Make Money with a Travel Blog or Website

    We all want to make money online. That s why we create blogs and read sites like this. I make money in travel. After porn, people spend the most money on travel online. It s a huge niche with a lot of high-ticket items. There s good money and lots of readers to be found in the online travel business, and that is why so many people get into the travel niche. There are literally millions of travel blogs out there, and there are a lot of travel sites out there as well. So how do you set your travel web site apart from the others and start making money with it? You have two choices and each has pros and cons.

    Create A Travel Blog

    The first way is to start a travel blog, and become a travel personality like Rolf Potts or Rick Steves. A blog revolves around you, your stories, photography, and personality. People follow you because they believe in what you do, and because you inspire them to do more. If you can relate to your readers fears and travel dreams, you can grow your site pretty quickly and get a lot readers. You become a travel resource and an expert.

    Yet this method requires a lot of work. You need to update your site constantly, use social media, and network with people in your field. You need to be outgoing, you need to have personality, and you need to be your own brand. You have to put yourself out there all the time and connect with your audience. There are a lot of good travel personalities out there, such as:

    How do you get traffic?

    Getting social media traffic is old news to us all. We all know the importance of Facebook and Twitter. We know we need to tweet and have a Facebook fan page to promote our content. But for travel, where can you go to make yourself known? What else can you do that is specific to travel? The best two places to meet travelers and network with PR firms are:

    • Travel Blog Exchange This is the premier travel networking site. Anyone with a blog as well as PR firms and companies have a profile and interact here. It s a great place to network and they run a yearly conference where you can meet other travelers.
    • Travel Bloggers Group in Facebook A Facebook group where people share links, help, and advice.

    How do you make money this way?

    • Speaking Gig s As you become an expert in your field, you can earn money through speaking gigs. These gigs usually include free trips, which is better than paying for your own trips.
    • Ebooks A lot of travel blogs make ebooks as a way of making money. I have four, Almost Fearless has a couple, as does Indie Travel Podcast, and the Art of Non-Conformity. Ebooks are a good source of income as readers view you as a trusted source and are more likely to buy these when you publish them.
    • Affiliate Ads Selling products is a good way to make money as we all know and I don t think I need to get into this much.
    • Advertising Though there are not a lot of private ads outside of text links in travel, companies are becoming clued in to the power of travel bloggers and you find more willing to buy ad space on your site. Well-established blogs have no problem finding ads to help pay the bills.
    • Consulting After you have reached success, you can tell other people how you did it. I know quite a few bloggers that consult, not only in travel but in other niches too.

    Create a Destination Website

    The second way to make money in travel is to create a destination based website. Instead of working social media and being a personality, you pick a spot in the world and become THE expert on it. Some good examples are Travelfish. All About Cabo. and Best Tropical Islands. These sites are static pages that only need to be updated to keep the information current.

    There are a lot of pros to creating a destination website, especially if you don t want to put your life out there. You can set your site and forget it, you don t have to be a personality, you can stay quiet, and overall it is less work to maintain. Once it is built, it s built. Plus people are more likely to buy products from destination websites because they are generally able to find exactly what they re looking for.

    On the other hand, you have to be targeted on your focus and growth is limited once you get to the top of the search engines. After you rank #1 for all your keywords, you are done. You may not grow a lot in terms of traffic, but at least you don t have to continue to do work unless you want to add new content.

    If you choose this option, you ll spend most of your time on SEO and building links. Destination sites don t lend themselves to a big community. After all, not many people want to read about London everyday. But you can become the leading resource on the net and that will still bring in an audience and gigs. A great example of this is Newyorkology .

    How do you make money this way?

    • Affiliate ads Google traffic is the best traffic to monetize. People visiting your site will most likely buy something.
    • Adsense Adsense offers the same benefits as affiliate ads, except that you have to get your readers to click on links. My website, How to Travel the World, brings in a lot of adsense money, and it doesn t even rank high for many keywords.
    • Guides Many destination websites sell their own guidebooks, podcasts, and apps. This is a very lucrative field because people can t take their laptop with them. Creating portable guides are something you can sell to people. Travelfish s apps are a good example of that.
    • Private Advertising As a premier destination website, you can go to hotels, bars and restaurants for advertising. Once you prove you are number one, they will probably advertise with you. All About Cabo is a good example of a site that does well with private advertising.

    Are there other ways?

    Unless you suddenly want to start a magazine, guidebook company, or get serious venture capital, this is it. Every person I have encountered in the online travel business makes money using either option 1 or option 2. You can try to create something different, but without a lot of resources or time, you will probably fail. These two options offer the best rewards for the least amount of money and time.

    Making money in travel is not difficult. A lot of people, including many travel bloggers, get dismayed because they don t strike it rich right away. They expect their blog to take off right away or their destination based site to rank #1 on Google in two months. You have to put in more work and effort, especially with companies with deep pockets, because there is so much competition in travel. The websites I ve listed show can make good money with a travel website. You just have to stick around long enough. Most people don t but if you do, you ll make bank.

    This post was guest blogged by Matthew Kepnes of Normadic Matt s Travel Site .

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    24/03/2017

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    Great Travel Promotions and Getaway Deals with MISA Travel at Travel

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    Great Travel Promotions and Getaway Deals with MISA Travel at Travel Revolution Fair 2015

    Super long days with most of the time spent travelling in the tour bus, lack of flexibility to explore the city on our own, changing hotels everyday – these are reasons why we don’t take up typical tour packages and instead plan our own trips. The prices for such tour packages are however much affordable compared to travelling on our own if you factor in the airfare and accommodation – I guess that’s because the tour agencies have bulk discount rates with the airlines and hotels.

    Thus, I was pleasantly surprised with MISA Travel’s brand new Group “GO” Flexi packages which gives you the best of both worlds – ample free time and flexibility to explore the destination on your own and yet enjoy value for money rates for airfares and room. You will still be travelling in a group but will be given time to explore the city before reconvening with the group to continue the tour.

    There are great deals in the Taiwan Group “GO” Flexi and each tour participant is given a choice of either a farm stay or free easy shopping in Taipei or theme park fun for 1-2 days of the tour. This is almost unheard of in any other tour packages where there will at most be 5-6 hours given to the tour group for free easy time at a city before being herded back to the bus to rush to the next city.

    With MISA Travel’s Group “GO” Flexi, you get to do your favourite activities for a few days before joining the group to do the usual touristy stuff and still enjoy affordable prices for the entire tour package. And with the Travel Revolution Fair 2015, MISA Travel is giving an additional 50% off for the 2 nd traveller for these Taiwan Group “GO” Flexi tour packages !

    Another example of MISA TRAVEL Group “GO” Flexi package for travelling to Japan.

    For more info on the Group “GO” Flexi, check out MISA Travel’s revamped www.getaways.com.sg website! There are MISA Travellers’ picks for short haul Group “GO” Flexi trips to Bali, Bangkok, Hong Kong as well as long haul ones to New York, London, Auckland!

    Even for Free Independent Travellers (FIT) like us, Getaways.com.sg also has a lot to offer e.g. affordable packages for self-drives, theme park visits, mini stays, etc. They have just revamped their website so it is easier to navigate and pick up the best deals for your next trip!

    If you are planning for your next holiday for one of the remaining 4 long weekend Singapore holidays. then you should check out the Travel Revolution Fair 2015 held at Marina Bay Sands B2 Expo Halls D F (Booth C19) from 24 to 26 July 2015 to pick up the best travel promotions and deals. MISA Travel is also exhibiting at this travel fair and they are offering a lot of great deals and promotions.

    MISA Travel’s SG50 promotion is super attractive – you will pay just $50 for either an additional night or for the 3 rd /4 th pax or for a child to travel. Do note that terms and conditions apply so do check in with the MISA Travel for more details.

    While you are at the MISA Travel Booth C19 at the Travel Revolution Fair 2015 at Marina Bay Sands, why not spend a few minutes to take a selfie at their booth and then like and post the selfie on MISA facebook page. Then share the post with your friends and you could be on your way to a holiday stay in Bali! The draw announcement date is on 12 August 2015 so don’t miss out this lucky draw to win a Bali holiday. Terms and conditions apply so check in with the MISA Travel folks while you are at their booth.

    Also look out for MISA’s new loyalty program called MISA Travel Lounge. Every booking and activity with MISA Travel will earn the Lounger (this is what MISA Travel call the members) points, which can be used for booking discounts. I don’t think there are such loyalty programmes with other travel agencies so this is quite an innovation and benefits travellers too with opportunities for more discounts for their trips!

    Even if you miss the Travel Revolution Fair at Marina Bay Sands this weekend, don’t worry as you can still enjoy the same deals and promotions as above (except the selfie at booth lucky draw) at MISA Travel’s in-house online fair until 31 st July 2015. Just proceed to any of their websites e.g. www.airfares.com.sg. www.getaways.com.sg. www.hotels.com.sg. www.cruises.com.sg for the best deals. If you prefer to talk to someone at MISA Travel face to face to arrange your travel packages, MISA Travel is located at Hong Lim Complex in Chinatown (just a few minutes’ walk from Chinatown MRT station).





    24/03/2017

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    Audley Travel Careers Blog #best #airfare #deals

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    Oct 15 07

    Charity events over the last few months

    Delicious chili served by our South America team

    Here at Audley we ve been busy raising money for a number of charities over the last few months.

    Save the Children Syria appeal

    Audley s Boston office wins coolest company award

    Our Southeast Asia team raise money to help victims of flooding in Burma

    Tour de Audley 2015

    Audley take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge

    Jun 15 09

    Audley win Telegraph Ultratravel Award

    Some of our country specialists with our shiny new award

    We are honoured to have won a Daily Telegraph Ultratravel Award . Ultratravel readers voted across 20 categories, from best hotel, airline and airport to favourite city and country, with Audley winning the Best Small Luxury Tour Operator category.

    This is a hugely prestigious award and being voted for by the public makes it all the more special. Our CEO Ian Simkins attended the lavish awards ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel in London, with the award being presented by none other than adventurer Levison Wood.

    Money raised on the night went to injured soldiers to help them recover through adaptive skiing. To celebrate we had some luxury cupcakes delivered to all three offices.

    You can view all the winners and runners-up on the Teleg raph website .

    Ian accepting our award at the ceremony in London.





    13/02/2017

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    A Seniors Travel Blog For The Over 50 s Travel Enthusiast.

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    Deals for Senior Single Travel – Tours and Holidays

    Check out thes companies that we consider to be senior single travel friendly :

    G Adventures cater extremely well to single travellers. You may choose to share and they will match you with a fellow traveller of the same sex. Or, if you wish to have your own room, some tours provide special single room pricing. They run small groups tours to most corners of the globe to off the beaten track locations. Average group size is 10 and they take no more than 16. You will encounter unique and local style accommodation and best of all, the costs are very reasonable. Click here for more They always have great specials, particularly for those willing to book online. Check out G Adventures promotions and specials page. You should also take a look at their 50 tours under $995

    Intrepid Travel has assembled a selection of travel experiences that cater well to those singles who prefer not to be completely alone. They re not run-of-the-mill holidays typical of the larger tour companies. Journeys range from the unexplored to the luxury and cater for many special interests, including cooking, music, painting and walking tours. They also have a number of journeys that are exclusively for women.

    A Rendezvous for Singles is a travel agency that specialises in travel for single people. If you want to travel with like-minded people, they have regular departures for both Australian and overseas holidays and cater well to the +45 age-group.

    Evergreen Tours has regular tour departues with huge savings on single supplements.

    Odyssey Travel is a not-for-profit educational travel agency that provides limited single rooms with no single supplement on their tours. Last we spoke to them, these included departures to Italy and France. There is also no single supplement on their Norfolk Island program.

    Sage Travel specialises in senior over 50 s travel. They offer relaxed fully inclusive tours with minimum 5 nights in each city. In many instances they offer single ensuite rooms at no extra cost.





    11/02/2017

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