ROMANIA s Carpathian Mountains and Natural Parks – Travel and Tourism

The Carpathian Mountains – National Parks

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Romania’s national and natural parks, displaying a unique variety of landscapes, vegetation and wildlife, protect some of the largest remaining areas of pristine forest in Europe. Grasslands, gorges, subterranean caves, volcanic lakes, and extensive river network add to the richness of the park system that also includes the Danube Delta, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and Europe’s largest wetland. (For more information about danube Delta please visit www.RomaniaTourism.com/Danube-Delta)

Travel ideasRomania’s diverse natural landscapes offer numerous choices for exciting outdoor experiences. Travelers can walk through serene alpine meadows covered with scores of wildflowers, trek around glacial lakes, take in the lush-green scenery while horse riding or mountain biking, climb curious rock formations, photograph fossil traces of 15,000-year old cave-bear species, track gold eagles or other rare birds, study endangered flora, wander in the countryside, picnic in the fields, try your hand at traditional crafts, – or just relax in the home of a village family and sample wholesome, country fare with home made wine and plum brandy.

The Oas – Harghita range in the Carpathian Mountains is the longest volcanic mountain chain in Europe.

The 3500-year old Scarisoara glacier, located in the Bihor Mountains – 90 miles southwest of Cluj Napoca – has a volume of 2,649,000 cubic feet (75,000 cubic metres), making it the second largest European underground glacier, after the Eisriesenwelt ice cave in Austria.

Adventurers and wildlife enthusiasts who hear the call of the wild can add these unique experiences to the top of their activities list:

В» Spotting wild egrets, Dalmatian pelicans, glossy ibises or some other 300 species of birds in the Danube Delta

В» Rock climbing the unusual-shaped rocks Pietrele Doamnei in the Rarau Mountains

» Visiting the Scarisoara ice cave in the Apuseni Nature Park – the 153.6 ft. deep entrance shaft leads to some impressive ice structures, including spectacular six meters high ice stalagmites.

» Exploring the Berca mud volcanoes near Buzau – a stark lunar landscape of erupting mud.

» Taking the Sky Highway challenge — a trek around the Capra glacier lake in the Fagaras Mountains.

В» Paddling through the frothy waves of the Crisul Repede and Bistrita rivers.

В» Trekking Retezat, the rockiest mountain massif of the country, home to more than 80 glacial lakes and over three hundred flower species.

В» Watching wolves at play in the natural park of Vanatori-Neamt in the Stanisoara Mountains, once the hunting ground of Stephen the Great.

Travel ideasВ» Horse riding in the Calimani National Park, renown for its volcanic bizarre

shapes, traces of old craters, and the largest volcanic caldera in Carpathians.

В» Completing an exciting multi-day

hike along the main ridge of the Fagaras Mountains – one of the longest continuous high mountain traverses

in Europe, taking you over three of Romania’s highest peaks (Moldoveanu – 8,346 ft.; Negoiu – 8,317 ft.;

and Vistea Mare – 8,291 ft.).

The Carpathian Mountains are home to one of the largest undisturbed forests in Europe.

400 unique species of mammals, including the Carpathian chamois, call the Carpathian Mountains home.

60% of European brown bear population lives in the Carpathian Mountains.

The Carpathian Mountains are forming a semi-circle around Transylvania, which one of Romania’s nine historical provinces.

The Western Carpathian Mountains are also called the Mountains of the Sunset (Muntii Apuseni).

National parks encompass extensive areas of particular geographical interest or outstanding natural beauty.

They have an important conservation role and offer protection to many rare species of animals and plants. In addition to nature conservation, Romania’s natural parks also play an important role in preserving local customs, traditional crafts, historical settlement patterns, and regional architecture.

Most of Romania’s national parks have arrangements for outdoor activities with a network of marked paths and trails and overnight accommodation in either staffed lodges or local guesthouses. In vulnerable areas where it is desirable to limit the impact of visitors, paths and accommodation are minimal.

National Parks

  • Cheile Bicazului (Bicazului Gorges) – Hasmas
  • Calimani
  • Ceahlau
  • Cozia
  • Domogled – Valea Cernei (Cerna Valley)
  • Muntii Macin (Macin Mountains)
  • Cheile Nerei (Nerei Gorges) – Beusnita
  • Piatra Craiului
  • Retezat
  • Muntii Rodnei (Rodnei Mountains)
  • Cheile Semenic – Carasului (Semenic – Carasului Gorges)
  • Buila-Vanturarita

Nature Parks

  • Apuseni
  • Balta Mica a Brailei (Small Moor of Braila)
  • Bucegi
  • Comana
  • Gradistea Muncelului-Cioclovina
  • Lunca Muresului
  • Muntii Maramuresului (Maramures Mountains)
  • Portile de Fier (Iron Gates)
  • Vanatori Neamt

Romania’s natural areas captured scientific attention early in the 20th century. The first law on environment protection was passed in 1930; the first forest reservation (Domogled-Baile Herculane) was set up in 1932, the first National Park (Retezat) in 1935 and the first geological reservation (Detunata Goala – Apuseni Mountains) was recognized in 1938.

APUSENI NATURE PARK

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Travel ideas The Apuseni Nature Park (Parcul Natural Apuseni) – known as the cavers’ paradise, protects one of the most interesting cave fauna in the country. Traces of the prehistoric man, as well as fossils of animals that lived in the Ice Age were found in several of the caves, along with rare bat populations. The higher ridges of the park are covered with spruce fir, while at lower levels the forest is dominated by mountain beech.

Limestone underlies most of the park and is responsible for the area’s impressive landforms. Sculptured mountain ridges, mysterious underground rivers, and delicate cave decorations will surely keep visitors’ photo cameras busy.

The complex karst landforms of Apuseni Nature Park are an attraction on their own, especially hikers with a fascination for geology. Deep valley and gorges, karrens and karst depression – where underground rivers and streams flow – give the landscape an exceptional character. Below ground lies the important and fragile ecosystem of the caves, the main attraction for amateur and professional cavers.

Travel ideasNote: Apart from the Bears’ Cave and Scarisoara Glacier, caving in the Apuseni Nature Park is not visiting nicely prepared tourist caves but visiting them as the first explorers have seen them. That means that you’ll have to climb, use ropes, crawl and creep to see their splendid beauty.

As opposed to other national and nature parks in Romania, the Apuseni Mountains are populated up to high altitudes, with permanent and quasi-permanent dwellings. The hamlets on the Ocoale – Scarisoara plateau, at 3840 ft., are among the highest settlements in the country.

If you wish to discover local life and preserved traditions, one of the main points of interest is the Aries Valley, where the beautiful villages of Albac, Garda, and Arieseni are located. Skilled artisans, the Motzi people, carve musical instruments, hope chests and houses from the local wood, the spruce. The Apuseni Motzi villages are some of the best places in which to find tranquility and timeless wisdom of the traditional village way of life. In Patrahaitesti, a little mountain village, you may hear the famous Bucium (“Alps horns”), used for generations in the Apuseni Mountains.





16/01/2018

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Budget Travel Vacation Ideas: 10 Best Budget Destinations for 2015 #portugal

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Where to Go in 2015!

Research suggests that 40 percent of American don’t take all their vacation days. We’re here to change all that! We’ve rounded up 10 brag-worthy places that are affordable and having their moment in 2015—the year we hope you’ll take ALL your vacation days. Not sure which of these 10 amazing destinations is right for you? Take our QUIZ to find out!

1. Northern Italy

Best for: Big-city culture and natural beauty

Why 2015. If you’ve always wanted to go to Italy, this is the year to do it. Expo Milano (expo2015.org ), a World’s Fair event expected to bring in more than 20 million visitors, starts May 1 and runs through Oct. 31. The theme is Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life and so far more than 130 countries are participating in this global effort to promote a healthier lifestyle and sustainability worldwide.

What to do. There’s so much more to Milan than shopping. Stroll the easy-to-navigate streets of Milan’s historic city center and visit the Duomo, one of Italy’s most spectacular churches—the view from the top is well worth the $15 price of admission. Craving the countryside? Don’t miss Lake Como, a beautiful natural haven home to George Clooney and hundreds of tiny picturesque towns like Gravedona, Bellagio, Brunate, and Como that are begging to be explored. For a little adventure along the Italian Riviera, try Portofino, a beautiful seaside resort town just a two-hour drive from Milan—you can also get there by taking the train from Milan to Santa Margherita Ligure, Rapallo, or Genoa and connecting to Portofino by boat, bus, or taxi.

Where to stay. Hotels in Milan can be expensive, especially when conventions are going on. For a unique, authentic Italian experience, try staying in a local neighborhood rather than a pricey chain hotel—Airbnb has a number of options all over town starting at just $75 a night for a one-bedroom apartment in the city center. In Como, stay at Hotel Barchetta Excelsior for great views of the lake, the perfect spot to serve as your base for exploring the rest of the area by boat or funicular (hotelbarchetta.it . from $159). Stay at B B Tre Mari Portofino for beautiful views of the Piazzetta and the Ligurian Sea below (bebtremariportofino.it . from $122).

2. BALI

Best for: Dreamy beaches and romance

Why 2015. If you’ve considered this Pacific paradise off-limits financially, this may be your year. Hotel prices on the Island of the Gods—the most popular tourist destination in Indonesia—are down 12 percent, according to the Hotel Price Index.

What to do. Take your pick: Relax on a distinctive black-sand beach (the color comes from iron, titanium, and other minerals deposited by Bali’s once-active volcanoes), get in the water for world-class surfing and diving (if you’re so inclined), explore the island’s jungle interior with its volcanoes and 10,000 temples (including the popular hillside temple Pura Luhur Batukau), or just hang by a hotel pool in one of the friendliest, gentlest environments on earth. When you’re ready for the Balinese version of a bustling metropolis, Ubud will delight you with its stunning royal palace and traditional market. (And you shouldn’t miss a chance to hear the island’s unique gamelan music, played primarily on traditional percussion instruments.) Whether you plant yourself on a beach or in the heart of Ubud, remember that you’ve come to Bali to be soothed into a state of perfect relaxation by the natural beauty and unique music and cultural traditions of this perfect island.

Where to stay. The Indigo Tree, in Ubud, is a short distance from the major sites but feels like a comfy cocoon, with coconut trees, a pool whose turquoise hue rivals the ocean’s, and lovely views of the island’s jungles and rice terraces. Want home-cooked meals served poolside? Just ask (indigotreebali.com . from $70).

3. NASHVILLE

Best for: Music and hip neighborhoods

Why 2015. The buzz about Nashville has reached a fever pitch for 2015. No longer a sleepy country music mausoleum, the newly hip city has reported 48 straight months of growth. Go now, and you’ll be visiting the town at the height of its renaissance—but before everyone else is in on the secret.





23/12/2017

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Explore Kentucky

Exciting Vacation Ideas in Kentucky

Experience some of the best places to go on vacation in the Bluegrass State

Exploring Kentucky is discovering all the things you know about, and all the things you don t. It s experiencing more than 500 horse farms, and touring the famous Bourbon Country distilleries.

It s viewing Civil War battlefields. international museums and innovative art galleries. Visiting Kentucky s world-renowned natural attractions. lakes and rivers and state parks — widely considered the best in the entire country — and tasting the local dishes at off-the-beaten-path dining landmarks .

So c mon. If you re looking for one of the best places to go on vacation. discover the authentic, history-rich, mouth-watering, awe-inspiring and affordable vacation ideas of Kentucky. Plan your visit, whether for a day or a week, using the destinations and activities below as a guide.

Explore the Ins and Outs of Kentucky

Cities and Towns – The rich Bluegrass State heritage. The big city downtown attractions. The unique culture of bustling art communities. Experience the family-friendly character of our cities and towns that make Kentucky Kentucky.

Lakes and Rivers – Huge recreational lakes. Thousands of miles of rivers and streams. Extreme adventure on raging white-water rapids. For exciting on-water activities, navigate your way through beautiful Kentucky scenery.

Kentucky Regions – Kentucky offers four distinct regions, each offering their own culture, characteristics and traditions for unique getaways. From caves to bourbon to horses, come inside and discover the diversity of Kentucky.

Tours, Byways and Trails – Where will the roads and trails of Kentucky lead you? Almost anywhere you want to go! Embark on grand road trips through Bourbon Country. Journey through underground caves. Tour historic sites and and other great destinations on these vacations in Kentucky.

About Kentucky – Find historical facts, a list of famous Kentuckians, state government information, and audio and video downloads in this section dedicated to the history of the state.

Top Attractions – From the Country Music Highway to Churchill Downs to the Kentucky Horse Park, check out some of the most popular attractions Kentucky has to offer for kids and adults alike.

State Parks – Craving outdoor adventure? Welcome to paradise! Kentucky features over 50 beautiful state parks, all of which offer great adventure, relaxation, wildlife wilderness, water sports and, of course, those famous scenic views Kentucky is known for.

Found enough fun and affordable vacation ideas in Kentucky? Use our travel tools and search the site to start planning the details of your trip!





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Family Vacations in Europe

Pilot your own barge, or cruise along in catered luxury. Often, bikes are provided along with the barge, so families can explore beyond their river or canal.

Have a look at some high-end family bike holidays on which all details are handled. A lower-budget option is suggested, too.

Pack the plastic swords and crowns, and take the family to stay stay overnight in a castle. Some are surprisingly affordable.

Definitely a vacation your neighbors haven t done yet.

And what a wonderful way to see the famed Irish countryside: in your own comfy gypsy-style caravan, drawn by a patient horse. Picture a tiny version of a covered wagon like you see in old Westerns. These caravans have beds and a kitchenette.

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Rent a (surprisingly affordable) cottage on Balmoral Estate. and the Queen will be your landlady. Take a guided walk, or enjoy great hiking and cycling in the area.

Picture quaint wooden stalls filled with marionettes and wood carvings and Christmas toys, then add the smells of toasted chestnuts and gingerbread. Christmas Markets are a centuries-old German tradition. The market in Dresden dates back to 1434. Many towns vie to have the best market, or the biggest candle or biggest Christmas Tree.

Stay Somewhere Fun

The places below provide fun for the family right on the property. Enjoy them as destinations or as a home base for exploring the environs.

  • Eurocamp. Forget your usual ideas about camping. Guests can stay in bungalows or deluxe three-room tents equipped with beds, and enjoy resort-like facilities and kids programs.
  • Center Parcs Family Resorts. here s where European families go for getaways. Stay in a large cottage and a huge recreational property, with kids programs and an indoor tropical pool complex.
  • Familotel Holiday Hotels for Families
    A great idea for families with young kids, these family holiday hotels in Germany, Austria, Italy, and Switzerland offer kids activities, childcare and babycare, play zones, baby gear and even strollers. Choose from ski holidays or summer holidays with pools, slides, and outdoors fun.
  • Hay Hotels. Stay in a barn in the German countryside. At heuhotels , guests sleep on a bed of dried grass, perhaps in a loft, or in feed stalls fitted out with wooden platforms; bring your own sleeping bag and towels. (Though a few hay hotels are offering more amenities.)

An even more unique place to stay — though you ll probably only want to stay a night or two — is Lapland, Sweden s Ice Hotel. Sleep in special sleeping bags on beds made of ice and covered with reindeer skins; warm outdoor clothing is provided. A tour company sells a package that arranges all.

Other Ideas About Places to Stay

Renting a multi-room abode with a kitchen has many advantages for families. A variation on the typical type of vacation home rental is offered by Untours. a company that offers hand-picked vacation rentals in apartments, farmhouses or cottages, plus insider tips for the area and a local contact.

Budget travel is perfectly respectable in Europe, and here s a way for families to save big-time. Hostels have changed much in recent years, and former youth hostels now welcome people of all ages including families who, in many places, can stay in family rooms. Spartan but clean, these rooms typically have bunk beds, and sometimes a private bathroom; otherwise, a toilet and shower will be just a few steps away (–and extremely clean, in our experience.) Some hostels are housed in architectural treasures: castles in Scotland, a centuries-old villa in Verona, former monasteries. places that are low in cost and high in character.





22/12/2017

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21/12/2017

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Texas Vacation Spots – Texas Family Vacation Ideas #my #travel #holidays

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Simply put, Texas is large. Over 700 miles long and almost just as wide, the second largest state in the country is a vast terrain, offering an abundant coastline, scenic mountains, far-reaching plains and up-tempo urban centers. Vacation spots in Texas offer something for everybody, whether you prefer the fresh air and relaxing tides of a beach getaway, or are looking to combine the mix of attractions that the big city has to offer. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore wide expanses of underground caves, and picturesque hills and mountains beckon those in need of inner rejuvenation. The Lone Star state is both historic and adventurous, and the right Texas vacation spots await every vocational whim you might have. With a predominantly temperate climate, Texas provides year round opportunities to pack it up and abandon your normal routine.

Texas’s largest cities of Houston. Dallas and San Antonio offer much in the way of museums, shopping and dining opportunities. A Texas family vacation in Dallas can include visits to the Dallas World Aquarium and the Six Flags Over Texas theme park in Arlington. History buffs and reminiscent revelers can make a stop at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza for an in-depth look at President Kennedy’s life and his tragic 1963 Dallas assassination. Both the Dallas Museum of Natural History and the Dallas Science Center offer educational opportunities and engaging exhibits for kids ages 1-100. South of Dallas, San Antonio delights visitors with attractions like the Alamo and the charming cobblestone-laden Paseo Del Rio River Walk. The San Antonio Botanical Garden is a wonderful place to enjoy a forest walk and examine an array of exotic plants, and the city’s 750-foot rising Tower of the Americas provides breathtaking views of the aptly named “Alamo City”. San Antonio is also a good base for a Texas Golf vacation, offering challenging public courses and picturesque golf resorts. With over 300 days of sunshine and mild temperatures, San Antonio is rapidly become a top national golf destination.

Houston is the nation’s 4th largest city, and visitors to this dazzling city will find the Houston area boasts some great Texas vacation spots. Power-shopping at Houston’s Galleria is well complimented by explorations of the city’s local culinary institutions. The Johnson Space Center is one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions and offers insight into the lives of astronauts. Just 30 minutes south of Houston, Galveston features a collection of art galleries and museums that compliment the city’s 1800″s architecture. Reward yourself with a carriage ride, spend a day at one of the island’s beaches, or book one of the Texas cruises to Mexico and the western Caribbean that depart from Galveston. Close to Houston and Galveston, Surfside Beach and Crystal Beach are among the top spots for a Texas beach vacation, with Gulfside beach rentals that offer popular retreats, especially in the summer. These beach communities are ideal both for romantic Texas getaways and for those planning a Texas family vacation. Found along the state’s southern coast, Padre Island is the most notorious spot for a Texas beach vacation. South Padre Island is known worldwide for its beaches and wealth of year round activities. Base a Texas family vacation on South Padre Island and enjoy the island’s wide selection of vacation rentals.

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For outdoors enthusiasts, Texas provides a wealth of options to escape the busy world for a taste of nature. Garner State Park, found in Uvelde County just west of San Antonio, is one of the most popular vacation spots in Texas for outdoor recreation. Rent a cabin or set up camp and enjoy swimming and hiking by day and jukebox dancing and fireside marshmallow roasts by night. Big Bend National Park, found in the southwest of Texas along the Rio Grande River, features river, desert and mountain environments that provide solitude and adventure. Scenic views can be enjoyed with a backcountry canoe ride and remote car camping. Texas hiking is prime at Big Bend and the Big Thicket National Preserve, just 100 miles east of Houston, is another great place to hoof the nature trails. Big Thicket is home to a myriad of animal species, and its complex bio-diversity is reflected in a treasure of varied habitats. Couple your Texas beach vacation at South Padre Island with a visit to the 133,000-acre Padre Island National Seashore, where beaches, grasslands and ponds are home to a variety of native flora and fauna.





10/11/2017

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10 Small Capital Business Ideas for the Young Entrepreneurs

Business to date is not just for the degree holders, middle-aged adults or the retirees. In fact, there is now a plethora of young individuals with immense interest in becoming successful entrepreneurs. If you happen to be one of them, what kind of business would suit your interest, passion, and liking?

Young entrepreneurs are now becoming just as competitive and imaginative as those who have been in the industry much longer. They are far more flexible and thrive to get ahead of the pack. Many of them also find time to attend seminars on establishing businesses and managing finances.

It is also a fact that money or the capital is often considered on of the most important or crucial components in putting up a business. For the younger businessmen and women of today, finding the right kind of investment business where a sum of money is to be spent on becomes a crucial especially for those who employ a forward-looking approach.

So what are the best business opportunities for the young entrepreneurs that only require minimal capital? Read on and learn how you can establish your dream business for only a fraction of the money.

10 Small Capital Business Ideas that will not Break your Bank!

Business #01: Resell Pre-Loved Items

Who does not love going through bulks and bulks of clothes? The ukay-ukay business took the country by storm by the turn of the new millennium. Pre-loved items from countries like HongKong, Japan, South Korea, and Japan are shipped to the Philippines to be sold for rather an affordable price.

Many of these items are designer clothes and bags that may cost an arm and leg when brought directly from the department stores. Many young and middle-aged Filipinos patronize this kind of business because of the quality and durability. For a merely Php 5,000.00, you may purchase a 25-kilo worth of clothes that you can resell. Many business owners have attested to gaining at least 300 times their capital in just 1-2 months.

Business #02: Unleash the fashionista in you and sell accessories

Young women today are getting hooked at designing their own accessories. If you have the knack for designing and creating things, then this is the right business for you. The raw materials can be bought cheaply, but the end products can be sold for a good price. Thus, ensuring profitability.

Selling your products can be done through the social networking platforms and business sites. You may also market your items by using them and showing them to friends, classmates, and relatives. You can start buying your materials with just P3,000.00 to create your first few pieces.

Business #03: Engage in Photography

If you are passionate about photography and have the right tools, then you can use these to start your business. You may begin displaying your work on-line and volunteer to build your reputation. You may also start selling your work in certain websites. A little bit of creativity is all it takes to start your photography business.

Business #04: Try Cellphone reloading business

Who does not have a mobile phone these days? Selling electronic loads is one of the most lucrative business to date due to the high level of demand. Moreover, there is still a higher number of people who prefer to buy prepaid loads instead of availing themselves of a post-paid plan. In this kind of business, a Php 2,000 worth of initial load can already give you a good start.

Business #05: Offer tutorial services

Becoming a tutor is one of the most rewarding ways to earn money. Therefore, it is also one of the businesses that can easily be established if you happen to be passionate about helping students in their studies. Tutorial services can be offered at home or on-line.

Skills and passion are both required to become successful tutors.You can also start a tutorial group with friends when clients start to pout in. You just have to need to be more resourceful in finding books, review materials, etc.

Business #06: Get into Affiliate Marketing

This business perfectly fits someone who cannot resist being away from the Internet. You can offer your services to people who sell products on-line or to those who blog for a living. An adequate knowledge on the different affiliate marketing strategies, your laptop, and a stable Internet connection are your basic investment to this kind of business.

Business #07: Entice people with sweet tooth

Many young individuals are now are getting hooked to culinary arts and baking. If you happen to have the skills, then you can combine them with your entrepreneurial mind. Bake your speciality cookies and cakes and sell them on-line. Yoy may also get engaged in the weekend gourmet market to earn yourself some extra bucks.

Business #08: Try a rolling store

Do you happen to live close to a school or office building? If so, you can take advantage of your location and sell interesting items in a rolling store. The advantage is that you do not have to rent a place. You can simply pack things up and park your store at night.

Business #9: Invest in Stock Market

As may successful traders say, it is never too early to start investing in the stock exchange. There are now seminars intended to educate people on the Science, methods, advantages, and risks of engaging in the stock market. A mere Php 5,000 can be used as a primary investment.

Business #10: Sell brand new clothes and shoes online.

If you are keen on fashion and know what most people want to buy these days, then you can enter in the world of on-line selling. You can search for your supplier on-line, too, and start with just a few pieces. Set up a Facebook page and you are good to go!

In the realm of business, strategies are just as important as your capital. You may start small, but you can strive to make it bigger, in the long run until you reach the time you already have established the best business in the Philippines.


06/10/2017

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Explore Kentucky

Exciting Vacation Ideas in Kentucky

Experience some of the best places to go on vacation in the Bluegrass State

Exploring Kentucky is discovering all the things you know about, and all the things you don t. It s experiencing more than 500 horse farms, and touring the famous Bourbon Country distilleries.

It s viewing Civil War battlefields. international museums and innovative art galleries. Visiting Kentucky s world-renowned natural attractions. lakes and rivers and state parks — widely considered the best in the entire country — and tasting the local dishes at off-the-beaten-path dining landmarks .

So c mon. If you re looking for one of the best places to go on vacation. discover the authentic, history-rich, mouth-watering, awe-inspiring and affordable vacation ideas of Kentucky. Plan your visit, whether for a day or a week, using the destinations and activities below as a guide.

Explore the Ins and Outs of Kentucky

Cities and Towns – The rich Bluegrass State heritage. The big city downtown attractions. The unique culture of bustling art communities. Experience the family-friendly character of our cities and towns that make Kentucky Kentucky.

Lakes and Rivers – Huge recreational lakes. Thousands of miles of rivers and streams. Extreme adventure on raging white-water rapids. For exciting on-water activities, navigate your way through beautiful Kentucky scenery.

Kentucky Regions – Kentucky offers four distinct regions, each offering their own culture, characteristics and traditions for unique getaways. From caves to bourbon to horses, come inside and discover the diversity of Kentucky.

Tours, Byways and Trails – Where will the roads and trails of Kentucky lead you? Almost anywhere you want to go! Embark on grand road trips through Bourbon Country. Journey through underground caves. Tour historic sites and and other great destinations on these vacations in Kentucky.

About Kentucky – Find historical facts, a list of famous Kentuckians, state government information, and audio and video downloads in this section dedicated to the history of the state.

Top Attractions – From the Country Music Highway to Churchill Downs to the Kentucky Horse Park, check out some of the most popular attractions Kentucky has to offer for kids and adults alike.

State Parks – Craving outdoor adventure? Welcome to paradise! Kentucky features over 50 beautiful state parks, all of which offer great adventure, relaxation, wildlife wilderness, water sports and, of course, those famous scenic views Kentucky is known for.

Found enough fun and affordable vacation ideas in Kentucky? Use our travel tools and search the site to start planning the details of your trip!





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Discover Amsterdam s best-kept.

Little-known Dutch Resistance Museum in Amsterdam poses thought-provoking questions regarding Nazi occupation of the.

Unique Vacation: World s Greate.

Dusseldorf s Classic Remise shifts car tourism into a higher gear Have you ever experienced a classic cargasm.

Dusseldorf Film Museum ideal for cine.

Take the family on a journey through the history of cinema on the banks of the Rhine If you re into learning the.

Winchester Mystery House: A Spooky St.

Wacky California mansion is an intriguing curiosity, but beware the price of admission If you re a sucker for.

posted on. Jan 10, 2014 | author. Bob Vernon

Gasping on the Great Wall of China

posted on. Nov 14, 2013 | author. Bob Vernon

Visit to this Wonder of the World is amazing and exhausting Most tourists gasp at the Great Wall of China. I gasped on the Great Wall of.

The Netherlands: Peace Palace turns 100 years.

posted on. Sep 9, 2013 | author. Bob Vernon

Visit The Hague and tour this worldwide icon of peace and justice When considering a visit to The Netherlands, tourists tend to focus on the great.

Personal tour guide Bangkok





12/08/2017

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Backpacking, Year Outs – Gap Year Travel Ideas #cheap #airline #tickets

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Planning Your Gap Year

What to do on your Gap Year

Gap Year Inspiration

Save up to £50 when you book a gap year appointment – T standard £49 deposit terms and conditions apply. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Promotion must be mentioned at the beginning of the consultation. Offers valid on new bookings only. Offer valid online, over the phone and in store. Subject to booking fees and Airline Failure Cover.

Insurance must be Worldwide (including or excluding the USA) single trip, blue and gold standard, premier and premier plus policies only (excludes European, budget single trip, annual multi-trip flight only policies).

Each tour, bus pass, campervan or volunteering project must have a minimum selling price of £500 after any existing discounts have been accounted for.

Each accommodation booking must have a minimum of 5 nights.

Not combinable with any other STA Travel offer, except existing supplier discounts which can be applied.

Promotion must be mentioned at the beginning of the consultation.

STA Travel reserves the right to withdraw or amend this offer at any time.

TEs use discount code DMK Gapyear

FREE GAP YEAR HOODIE

Gap year hoodies available in STA Travel retail stores until stock runs out, for a limited time only. To qualify for a free gap year hoodie, customers must spend a minimum of £2,500 in STA Travel retail stores including at least one flight and at least one tour product lasting a minimum of 7 days. All product must be booked at the same time and may be held with a deposit. The product does not have be paid in full at the time of booking to qualify for a free hoodie.





01/08/2017

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Cruise America: Vacation Ideas for Your RV Rental Vacation #airline #cheap

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Vacation Ideas

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At departure, you receive a KOA Value Kard entitling you to a 10% discount at KOA Kampgrounds, a nationwide chain with dependable standards of quality and service.

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    Nationwide and state tourism information, suggested activities and things to see and do. Your tax dollars paid for this site so use this resource and enjoy.

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    Whether moving cross-country or just taking a trip, see our one-way travel tips. A look at renting an RV in the Columbus area.
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    29/07/2017

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  • Cheap Vacation Ideas for Couples #how #to #get #cheapest #flights

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    Cheap Vacation Ideas for Couples

    Vacationing as a couple strengthens your bond. (Photo: Comstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images )

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    Traveling with your partner means twice the meal costs and twice the admission fees, but having your best friend at your side means even free activities should be a blast. Cutting costs won’t cut into your fun, and it may make your memories even better. As you look back on photos years later, you’ll remember not just the fun you had, but what great bargain-hunters you were.

    Road Trip

    Hitting the road is an affordable option in a few ways. Sure, you’ll spend money on gas and tolls, but depending on the current fuel prices, splitting these costs will still be cheaper than paying for two round-trip plane tickets. Try setting out without a concrete plan. Drive along a historic route like what remains of the legendary Route 66, looking for all the goofy roadside attractions you can find. Follow your favorite band to a few of its concert dates. Stay in dinky motels or find friends to stay with along the way. Pack coolers of your own food to save on meal costs.

    Look for All-Inclusive Options





    28/07/2017

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    11/07/2017

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    Vacation Travel Ideas #peru #travel

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    Discover Amsterdam s best-kept.

    Little-known Dutch Resistance Museum in Amsterdam poses thought-provoking questions regarding Nazi occupation of the.

    Unique Vacation: World s Greate.

    Dusseldorf s Classic Remise shifts car tourism into a higher gear Have you ever experienced a classic cargasm.

    Dusseldorf Film Museum ideal for cine.

    Take the family on a journey through the history of cinema on the banks of the Rhine If you re into learning the.

    Winchester Mystery House: A Spooky St.

    Wacky California mansion is an intriguing curiosity, but beware the price of admission If you re a sucker for.

    posted on. Jan 10, 2014 | author. Bob Vernon

    Gasping on the Great Wall of China

    posted on. Nov 14, 2013 | author. Bob Vernon

    Visit to this Wonder of the World is amazing and exhausting Most tourists gasp at the Great Wall of China. I gasped on the Great Wall of.

    The Netherlands: Peace Palace turns 100 years.

    posted on. Sep 9, 2013 | author. Bob Vernon

    Visit The Hague and tour this worldwide icon of peace and justice When considering a visit to The Netherlands, tourists tend to focus on the great.

    Personal tour guide Bangkok





    08/07/2017

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    Group travel ideas and discounts. #travel #locity

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    Plan a fun group vacation.

    Group Travel Vacation Guide

    Use Hotwire to help plan your next group travel vacation. Whether you’re looking for an all-inclusive group vacation package or last-minute, small group trip, we have the latest information and hottest deals on popular group travel destinations. Traveling with a group is not only fun, but a great way to stretch your vacation dollar. Many resorts offer terrific group discounts for lodging, activities, and more.

    Beach (San Diego, CA, Newport, RI, Virginia Beach, VA)

    Cruise (Caribbean)

    To get the most out of group travel, go with friends and family on a cruise to the Caribbean. Cruises began as an outgrowth of trans-Atlantic travel, but it’s now often a destination in and of itself. There’s great food on cruise ships and more to do than just play a game of shuffleboard. These days, you can surf, rock climb, even ice skate onboard. It’s a great way to take a large group to see the Caribbean; with more than 30 major islands to choose from, a cruise can give you an instant itinerary and possibly, a great discount group rate. For family group vacations, you might want to choose a cruise with Aruba on its course. The island has many kid-friendly attractions such as a butterfly farm and kids’ scuba tours. If your group is most interested in eating well and adventurously on your trip, make sure to find a cruise that has Anguilla as a stop. A chic and serene destination, you’ll find imaginative twists on local bounty at popular restaurants such as Blanchards or Tasty’s. For a splurge, go to Malliouhana Restaurant, where you can dine on exquisite French food in an open-sided pavilion on a rocky promontory over the sea. There’s just so much to do on a cruise from hiking in nature to exploring exotic ports to getting a hot stone massage in your cabin. You can stay in your group or go your separate ways with all your options.

    Ski (Lake Tahoe, CA, Denver, CO, Killington, VT)

    Ski resorts seem to exist for group travel. Resorts offer activities for skiing and non-skiing folks alike, and group discount package deals abound. Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe, California offers thousands of acres of open bowl skiing there are 33 lifts to choose from! Or skip the slopes one day and go ice skating on the Olympic size rink with its amazing views of Lake Tahoe. Colorado is blessed with no fewer than 18 ski resorts. Vail is America’s largest and most famous ski mountain. And with 193 trails to choose from, it offers a run for everyone. While many of the runs are great for intermediate skiers, experts can brave the famous Back Bowls. Snowboarders will be happy too, with four terrain parks to choose from. If your group getaway members are into a boisterous apr s-ski party scene as well as great skiing and snowboarding, Killington, Vermont is the place to go. It is New England’s largest resort; there are seven distinct peaks to explore experts love Bear Mountain, Skye Peak, and The Canyon. The resort is famous for attracting ski clubs, and the numerous bars along the access road keep things hot through the icy Vermont winters.

    Outdoor (Oregon Trail, OR)

    Exploring the great outdoors is a wonderful idea for a group travel event such as a girlfriends’ getaway or a business retreat. Beautiful to see and educational to boot, the Oregon National Historic Trail recognizes diverse facets of history such as prominent past routes of trade, migration, military action, missionary work, and more. You can visit interpretive sites with your group, or go hiking, biking or horseback riding on different trail segments. Depending on which segment you explore, there are also visiting museums, such as the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center in Casper, Wyoming, and Auto Tour Route Interpretive Guides are being developed for each state that the historic trail passes through. The guides provide descriptions of locations where visitors will find remnants of the trail with either interpretive services or media that add insight to the experiences and history of the Oregon Trail. For a more active group travel experience, the Oregon Trail is the way to go.

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    14/06/2017

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    Travel Food Ideas #free #travel

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    Travel Food Ideas

    Traveling means lots of snacks if you want to have a peaceful trip. Here are some ideas for snacks and lunches that pack well for traveling.

    Don t forget to pack napkins (a roll of paper towels is even better), plastic utensils, and paper plates or bowls. Anti-bacterial wipes are another good idea for before and after eating. Don t forget grocery bags to use for trash. A beach towel or folded sheet will protect the car seats from stains. If you plan on stopping to picnic, bring a disposable tablecloth for the picnic tables which are often less than sanitary.

    Most of the non-refrigerated items can be bought in bulk and put into snack sized zipper bags before leaving. Keep the individual baggies in a larger plastic box with a lid to minimize crushing. A small cooler will contain the other items, and frozen water bottles will serve double duty as ice packs and water as they melt.

    1. Individual containers of yogurt
    2. String cheese
    3. Lunch meat
    4. Fresh fruit
    5. Prewashed bags of carrots, sugar snap peas, and broccoli
    6. Crackers
    7. Cookies
    8. Water bottles with pop-up tops
    9. Bagels
    10. Fresh fruit (keep bananas in a shoe box so they won t get squished)
    11. Thermos of hot water for hot chocolate or tea
    12. Trail mix
    13. Granola
    14. Bean dip and corn chips
    15. Dried fruit
    16. Pretzels
    17. Chex mix
    18. Cheese and crackers with pepperoni
    19. Jerky

    Items to avoid: anything with lots of sugar or artificial ingredients like food coloring. Although many kids have no reaction to these ingredients, it will make some children so restless that you will wish you were anywhere but stuck in a car with them for several hours. Throw out trash every time you stop and your car will stay neater and you will be in a better mood.

    If you are on a multi-day trip and will be staying in a motel, by all means choose one with a pool! The extra exercise will tire them out and help them to go to sleep easily instead of exhibiting the usual hyperactivity that comes with sleeping in a strange place.





    22/05/2017

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    Georgia Trip Ideas #travel #by #bus

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    Trip Ideas

    From outdoors to family fun and everything in between, the ideas in these guides will get you started as you set out discover all that Georgia has to offer.

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    22/04/2017

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    Travel Ideas #travel #portland

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    “Walk” the Florida Beaches

    Springs

    5 Florida Springs in 5 Days

    Written by:Kevin Mims

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    25 Rides of Your Life

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    5 Great Places to See Florida Manatees

    Florida Beach Camping Guide

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    5 Fab Florida State Parks with Beaches

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    Here’s a quick primer on Florida beaches to help you choose. Start by choosing your general location and the time of year you want to visit.

    • Gulf of Mexico Beaches will tend to have white sand and calmer waters (which is great for really young children or for those timid about the water).
    • Atlantic Beaches tend to have golden brown sand and waves (which are great fun if you like to surf, skim board, etc).
    • The Florida Keys are great fun, but not renowned for their beaches, with the exception of beautiful Bahia Honda. Many of the Florida Keys’ beaches are manmade, or are just a layer of sand over a sliver of limestone. (If you want superb scuba diving and snorkeling, you cannot beat the Keys.)
    • The north is almost always cooler than south, something to remember in both summer and winter. To find out the average temperature of a destination, just scroll to the bottom of VISIT FLORIDA’s home page. You’ll find a place to enter the city’s name plus the month.

    Next, you should figure out the general vibe you’re looking for. Do you want a big city? A charming little town with shopping and cafes? A beach where you see almost nobody else? Someplace upscale? Someplace old-fashioned? Do you like miniature golf and T-shirt shops, or do you hate them? Florida features beaches on both coasts in all these varieties.

    A few articles you may find helpful:

    To further research any destination that you find interesting, put its name into the search engine on the VISIT FLORIDA homepage. and it will give you lots of info that you can filter by blog, article, photo or video, to help you decide which one is the best fit for you.

    I’m happy to help you find exactly what you’re looking for, too! Just write me with details of what you’d like!





    12/04/2017

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    Where to Go in September: Top 20 Trip Ideas – Vacation

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    Where to Go in September: Top 20 Trip Ideas

    September is a great time to go on vacation – you will find fewer crowds and great deals in many popular destinations. Whether you are dreaming of a quick weekend getaway or a longer vacation to a sandy beach. our list of Top 20 will give you plenty of ideas. Be sure to check out or fall foliage watching ideas in September and October.

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    El Encanto in Santa Barbara

    California coastal cuisine is served in the restaurant which offers romantic coastal views. Indoor and terrace seating is offered. The Wine Room is available for private parties, while the Lounge serves light meals and Afternoon Tea. The spa incorporates local flora into seasonal treatments that make you feel pampered from head to toe. The Fitness Studio features a variety of core, Pilates, yoga and strength training classes. Nightly rates start at $425 USD (805 845 5800, 800 393 5315, website ).

    Hawaiki Nui Hotel

    The staff can help you arrange a sailing or fishing charter if you want to explore the nearby islands on your honeymoon. You can also take an excursion to Tahaa and visit a pearl farm, take a helicopter ride to get an aerial view, or observe marine life from a glass bottom boat. There are 28 traditional guest rooms, including 9 overwater bungalows with a veranda and direct access to the lagoon. All rooms have TVs, ceiling fans and telephones. Ask for one of the overwater bungalows for added romance. The restaurant serves seafood dishes with a view of the pool. Fly to Tahiti and then catch a connecting flight to Raiatea. Rates start at US $240 per night; from $380 for overwater bungalows (+689 60 05 00, 800-65-PEARL, website ).





    10/04/2017

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    Vacation Travel Ideas #international #traveler #luggage

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    Discover Amsterdam s best-kept.

    Little-known Dutch Resistance Museum in Amsterdam poses thought-provoking questions regarding Nazi occupation of the.

    Unique Vacation: World s Greate.

    Dusseldorf s Classic Remise shifts car tourism into a higher gear Have you ever experienced a classic cargasm.

    Dusseldorf Film Museum ideal for cine.

    Take the family on a journey through the history of cinema on the banks of the Rhine If you re into learning the.

    Winchester Mystery House: A Spooky St.

    Wacky California mansion is an intriguing curiosity, but beware the price of admission If you re a sucker for.

    posted on. Jan 10, 2014 | author. Bob Vernon

    Gasping on the Great Wall of China

    posted on. Nov 14, 2013 | author. Bob Vernon

    Visit to this Wonder of the World is amazing and exhausting Most tourists gasp at the Great Wall of China. I gasped on the Great Wall of.

    The Netherlands: Peace Palace turns 100 years.

    posted on. Sep 9, 2013 | author. Bob Vernon

    Visit The Hague and tour this worldwide icon of peace and justice When considering a visit to The Netherlands, tourists tend to focus on the great.

    Personal tour guide Bangkok





    06/04/2017

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    Group travel ideas and discounts. #pet #travel

    #group travel packages
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    Plan a fun group vacation.

    Group Travel Vacation Guide

    Use Hotwire to help plan your next group travel vacation. Whether you’re looking for an all-inclusive group vacation package or last-minute, small group trip, we have the latest information and hottest deals on popular group travel destinations. Traveling with a group is not only fun, but a great way to stretch your vacation dollar. Many resorts offer terrific group discounts for lodging, activities, and more.

    Beach (San Diego, CA, Newport, RI, Virginia Beach, VA)

    Cruise (Caribbean)

    To get the most out of group travel, go with friends and family on a cruise to the Caribbean. Cruises began as an outgrowth of trans-Atlantic travel, but it’s now often a destination in and of itself. There’s great food on cruise ships and more to do than just play a game of shuffleboard. These days, you can surf, rock climb, even ice skate onboard. It’s a great way to take a large group to see the Caribbean; with more than 30 major islands to choose from, a cruise can give you an instant itinerary and possibly, a great discount group rate. For family group vacations, you might want to choose a cruise with Aruba on its course. The island has many kid-friendly attractions such as a butterfly farm and kids’ scuba tours. If your group is most interested in eating well and adventurously on your trip, make sure to find a cruise that has Anguilla as a stop. A chic and serene destination, you’ll find imaginative twists on local bounty at popular restaurants such as Blanchards or Tasty’s. For a splurge, go to Malliouhana Restaurant, where you can dine on exquisite French food in an open-sided pavilion on a rocky promontory over the sea. There’s just so much to do on a cruise from hiking in nature to exploring exotic ports to getting a hot stone massage in your cabin. You can stay in your group or go your separate ways with all your options.

    Ski (Lake Tahoe, CA, Denver, CO, Killington, VT)

    Ski resorts seem to exist for group travel. Resorts offer activities for skiing and non-skiing folks alike, and group discount package deals abound. Squaw Valley in Lake Tahoe, California offers thousands of acres of open bowl skiing there are 33 lifts to choose from! Or skip the slopes one day and go ice skating on the Olympic size rink with its amazing views of Lake Tahoe. Colorado is blessed with no fewer than 18 ski resorts. Vail is America’s largest and most famous ski mountain. And with 193 trails to choose from, it offers a run for everyone. While many of the runs are great for intermediate skiers, experts can brave the famous Back Bowls. Snowboarders will be happy too, with four terrain parks to choose from. If your group getaway members are into a boisterous apr s-ski party scene as well as great skiing and snowboarding, Killington, Vermont is the place to go. It is New England’s largest resort; there are seven distinct peaks to explore experts love Bear Mountain, Skye Peak, and The Canyon. The resort is famous for attracting ski clubs, and the numerous bars along the access road keep things hot through the icy Vermont winters.

    Outdoor (Oregon Trail, OR)

    Exploring the great outdoors is a wonderful idea for a group travel event such as a girlfriends’ getaway or a business retreat. Beautiful to see and educational to boot, the Oregon National Historic Trail recognizes diverse facets of history such as prominent past routes of trade, migration, military action, missionary work, and more. You can visit interpretive sites with your group, or go hiking, biking or horseback riding on different trail segments. Depending on which segment you explore, there are also visiting museums, such as the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center in Casper, Wyoming, and Auto Tour Route Interpretive Guides are being developed for each state that the historic trail passes through. The guides provide descriptions of locations where visitors will find remnants of the trail with either interpretive services or media that add insight to the experiences and history of the Oregon Trail. For a more active group travel experience, the Oregon Trail is the way to go.

    Special Occasion (Hawaii)





    23/03/2017

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    Five itinerary ideas for train travel in Europe #book #a #flight

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    Rail away in Europe

    The high-speed ICE train hits more than 300km/h in Germany.

    There s just something special about travelling by train. The rhythmic sounds and motion, the scenery that whizzes by, the other travellers you meet along the way, and pulling into the heart of a city make train travel anywhere a unique experience. With its dense network of railways and high number of frequencies, train travel in Europe is both easy and convenient. Various countries such as France, Germany and Spain also offer extensive high-speed train networks, making it possible for travellers to reach their destinations even quicker. If you re planning to explore the continent, the hardest part lies in planning an itinerary as there s just so much to see and do in Europe. For the first-time visitor to Europe, this could be a pretty daunting exercise. My advice is to be selective. Instead of trying to see as much as possible, choose a few places and concentrate on these, allowing yourself sufficient time to immerse yourself. Here are five itinerary ideas for train travel in Europe:

    Bucket list

    Riesling from the Schloss Vollrads in Rheingau, Germany.

    Wine regions

    Europe is home to some of the most famous wine regions in the world such as Rioja, Bordeaux, Tuscany and Rheingau. If you have plenty of time, why not plan an itinerary around the theme of wine regions? The wine regions are most often than not home to not only wineries but a multitude of historical, cultural and culinary attractions. For instance, Tuscany in Italy is home to the Chianti wines but also world-famous cities like Florence, Siena and Pisa.

    UNESCO World Heritage sites

    Mountains and the coast

    There are many stunning railway routes that hug the European coastline such as the Cinque Terre in northwestern Italy, or traverse imposing mountain ranges such as the French and Swiss Alps. Whichever you choose, you re guaranteed amazing panoramas and charming towns and villages to explore.

    The railway hugs the Cinque Terre coast.

    Festivals

    Or why not make Festivals your theme? Join in the fun at La Tomatina near Valencia. revel in the splendor of the Carnavale in Venice. cheer on your favourite horse at the Palio in Siena, celebrate King s Day in Amsterdam, soak up the jazz at the Montreux Jazz Festival or join in the merry-making at the Oktoberfest in Munich. Europe s excellent train connections will ensure you don t miss the fun!

    Once you ve scribbled down your ideas, start planning your rail journey. Voyages-sncf, formerly known as Rail Europe, is Europe’s leading rail ticket agency. And to reveal just how easy travel by train in Europe is, Voyages-sncf has created this fun video.

    I already have a few ideas of how I would get that ticket off the sliding doors (at 0:42 seconds) but hey, heading to Voyages-sncf is most definitely #TheEasyWay!

    Note: This post is brought to you as part of a campaign created and managed by  iambassador  and Voyages-sncf. As always all opinions are my own.





    20/03/2017

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    Cheap Trips, Cheap Trip Ideas, Cheap Round Trip Airfare #travel #to

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    Cheap Trips

    Planning cheap trips can be as easy as taking the garbage out. In fact, in the time it takes to wrangle up all your different garbage bags and take them to the curb, you can book a cheap trip. In the old days, finding cheap trips was a bit of a hassle, as you had to depend on your travel agent to uncover special deals for you. Nowadays, you can plan a trip online and find a plethora of cheap trip ideas, from camping at a nearby state park, to spending a few days at a sunny beach. With flights departing daily from airports around the country, finding cheap round trip airfare is often the least of your worries, and with vacation package deals numbering in the tens of thousands, you can save money any number of ways when it s time to get away for a while.

    Good cheap trip ideas can include a short cruise. a rustic cabin rental in the woods, a hike in a nearby state park or even a weekend in Vegas. If you travel to your destination during the off season, you can often find a cheap trip, as hotels and tours tend to drop their rates when demand is low. If you want to get away in the big city for a weekend, you can add that to your cheap trip ideas. Many downtown hotels in bigger cities cater mostly to business travelers during the week. Come the weekend, you can see downtown hotel rates drop in cities like Chicago and San Francisco. Perusing the myriad of options for affordable getaways can be the best way to drum up some good cheap trip ideas. Some last minute trip deals don t allow you to choose your destination, but the deal might be so good, and the destination so interesting, that you can t pass it up. When you go to find a cheap trip, you will often find that the cheap trip ends up finding you first.

    To help you find a cheap trip, you might avoid the weekend at some destinations. Weekend rates at the Las Vegas hotels tend to be higher than they are during the weekdays, and that Miami Beach oceanfront hotel you ve had your eye on will probably be more expensive on the weekend as well. Many golf courses around the country have inflated weekend rates, so if you can plan your golf trips for weekdays, not only can you often save money, but you can also avoid the weekend crowds. To find a cheap trip, sometimes it s just as easy as finding a destination where prices are good across the board. Some places cost more to fly to, like Hawaii. and in some states, overall prices for accommodations and such can be much lower than other states. If you plan to go skiing. you can often save gobs of money by choosing a lesser known ski destination. Big name ski resorts can be much more expensive than the less-publicized options nearby. Cheap trips come in all shapes and sizes, and as long as you are willing to look for them, you can find them. Since it is so easy to find a cheap trip these days, there is little reason to not get out and head somewhere exciting the next time you have some days off.





    17/03/2017

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    Budget Travel Vacation Ideas: How To Travel The World For Free

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    How To Travel The World For Free

    We know, we know. You can’t actually travel the world without paying for something along the way. But we’ve got a few ideas to help cut down on costs and ensure you’ll have a more authentic adventure.

    Barter your time and hard work for a place to stay

    Christine Maxfield, founder and editor of CompassMag.com and producer of the When In Roam: Conversations with Travel Writers podcast on iTunes . recommends work-exchange programs like WWOOF (World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms), HelpX.net . and WorkAway.info as a way to immerse yourself in new culture and make local friends quickly. “Work exchange is a little different than volunteering because you barter your time for food and lodging with a host rather than spending money for the opportunity, said Maxfield. “I’ve learned the most interesting jobs that way, from black-pearl diving to working at a sea-turtle hatchery, and it only cost me my hard work! It was a very fulfilling way to travel, and I also made lifelong friends with my hosts so I was never lonely.” Another option is to pitch in at a local hostel you plan to stay in, as oftentimes owners can use the extra help and may be willing to offer you a free bed for the night as payment for a day’s work.

    How to get started: In the case of WWOOF, the hardest part is deciding where you want to go. Some countries have their own WWOOF organizations, websites, and programs, so visit the link listed above, choose a country, and browse through the farm lists. Sign up to be a volunteer—as long as you’re over the age of 18—and follow the instructions. In some cases, you may have to pay a fee of up to $72 to view the final listings for a country, but it’s well worth the money you’ll be saving on accommodations in the long run. Pack sturdy work boots, prepare to pay for your travel expenses to and from the farm, and set aside some extra cash for day trips while you’re off. The program is available in more than 60 countries worldwide including Australia, New Zealand, Argentina, South Africa, Costa Rica, Thailand, Ireland, Italy, the United States, and Canada, so take your pick!

    House-sit your way around the world

    You’ve heard about pet–sitting, but what about house –sitting to save money while traveling? Dalene and Peter Heck are one Canadian couple who did just that: four years ago, they sold everything for the sake of travel, started a website, Hecktic Travels . and wrote a book about how they saved over $30,000 in accommodations costs by house–sitting their way around the world. The basic idea is reciprocity: keep an eye on someone’s home while they’re away, and you get to stay in it for free. It’s a win–win since the owners get the peace of mind in knowing their houses (and sometimes pets) are safe, and you get to take the price of accommodations out of your vacation budget. (You’ll also save money on food, since your lodgings now include a kitchen.) Jobs can last anywhere from two weeks to six months and give new meaning to the term culture immersion. “The best part about the whole experience has been the ability to really dig in to a destination and get to understand the culture. We get to know people and visit places that regular tourists never would,” said Dalene Heck.

    How to get started: A number of websites, such as TrustedHousesitters.com . House Sitters America . The Caretaker Gazette . and Mind My House among others, provide listings for a fee (ranging from $20 to $60 depending on the membership), but consider this an investment. The couple recommends creating an account on multiple websites to increase your chances of being chosen for a coveted house–sit job. Planning ahead is the key, since it can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks to fully flesh out the details of a contract. House–sitting hopefuls from the U.S. should remember to check Visa requirements for countries they plan to apply for, Dalene warns. “In 28 countries of Europe, Americans are only allowed 90 days total at a time, so the dream of bouncing around from house–sit to house–sit indefinitely isn’t really an option there.”





    14/03/2017

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    Cruise America: Vacation Ideas for Your RV Rental Vacation #cheap #airfare

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    09/02/2017

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