Is It Safe to Travel to Egypt? #cheapest #airline #tickets

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Is it Safe to Travel to Egypt?

By Anouk Zijlma. Africa Travel Expert

Anouk Zijlma is an experienced travel agent, travel editor, and international traveler. She’s lived in Malawi and Kenya, and has traveled extensively throughout the continent. Here are some photos of Anouk enjoying herself in Africa.

Question: Is it Safe to Travel to Egypt?

Health and safety information for visitors planning to travel to Egypt. Find out if there are current travel warnings for Egypt, basic safety tips and information, health tips, and information for women planning to travel alone to Egypt.

Answer: In January 2011, Egypt went through a political revolution that seriously affected tourism in the country. By the end of April 2011, the US Department of State had downgraded its travel warning to a travel alert and most of the tourist destinations within Egypt are again considered safe to visit.

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However, the one year anniversary of the revolution in January 2012, brought a lot of protesters back on the streets, disappointed with the lack of real progress. A tragedy at a soccer match early February (2012) in Port Said added some fuel to the flames, and once again the capital was unstable. By May 2012, more people died in central Cairo after clashing with the police. In November 2012 more clashes involving the government and anti-Muslim Brotherhood (the current President s party) escalated into violent scenes in Cairo and Alexandria .

In July 2013, the army stepped in and ousted President Mursi. and the US Department of State issued a travel warning warning all its citizens against traveling to Egypt.By late 2014 things certainly seem to have settled down and all US State Travel Warnings and Alerts have been lifted.

Please check your local government information, and the news, for the latest updates before you plan your trip. And note that the US Department of State does not like to issue any travel alert or warning for Egypt, even if the situation gets quite bad, so use your own good instincts as well.


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The 10 Cheapest Places to Travel (with Pictures) #travel #discount #sites

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The 10 Cheapest Places to Travel


Sana a, this Middle Eastern country s capital city, enjoys the lowest cost of living in the world, according to Xpatulator. Comprised mostly of desert scenery, Yemen enjoys a hot climate and is bordered by the Arabian Sea, the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea. Eating out in restaurants, recreational activities and buying alcohol and tobacco are significantly cheaper than most other international destinations.


One of Europe s cheaper destinations, Portugal is known for its Mediterranean climate, cheap food and the relaxed, unhurried manner of its locals. Portugal is one of the cheapest countries in the world for luxury accommodation; a five-star hotel room only costs around $150 per night. Lisbon is one of Europe s major airports, meaning it s straightforward to get to.

Texas, United States

While traveling to far-flung destinations may be an option if you re on a budget, you may prefer to stay closer to home and avoid long flights. Costs in Houston have recently been falling in comparison to other cities in the United States; the average cost of a meal in Houston is $32.50, which is more than $2.50 cheaper than the national average. Houston is also home to the biggest shopping mall in Texas, has thousands of acres of green space and the Houston CityPASS offers access to your choice of six Houston attractions for only $39, as of 2011.


An emerging eastern European travel destination, travelers costs are much cheaper in Estonia than in some of the more established destinations in the region. Alcohol is very cheap too; a shot of Estonian vodka costs $1.75 and a bottle of local beer costs approximately $2.50. Capital city Tallinn is the 2011 European Capital of Culture and has numerous historical sites, museums and festivals for visitors to enjoy.


Shanghai is a particularly cheap destination in China. Home to the World Expo in 2010, the city had $45 billion of work done to it in preparation. Now that the demand for hotel rooms has fallen after the Expo, there are a number of cheap offers available. Shanghai also offers a high-speed train service for travelers to visit other parts of the country.


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The Incredibly Simple Guide to Getting Totally Free Flights and Hotels

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There is a way to book flights and hotels all over the world without spending your own money. It’s called travel hacking, and it’s something that hardcore travelers around the world do with almost religious like fervor.

Travel hacking is the art of collecting as many airline and hotel points as possible in order to travel for free. This is done through the use of credit card sign-up bonuses, mileage promotions, online shopping, point transfers, and much more.

The ins and outs of travel hacking can fill a book; in fact, I wrote just such a book recently. A lot of travel hacking begins with credit cards because it’s an easy win – you receive a large sign-up bonus, as well more points for your everyday spending. Since the majority of Americans have at least one credit card they regularly use, it makes little sense to have one that doesn’t give you points, even if you don’t travel a lot. Let the points accrue for when you do want travel.

My view is that if you are going to spend the money anyway, there is no reason to not get something extra for your spending. Otherwise, you are leaving free money on the table. (Note: If you don’t pay off your balance in full each month, do not get one of these cards – the higher interest rates negate any positive affect they have towards free travel.)

A lot of people worry about the fees associated with these cards, as well as hurting their credit. While most good travel rewards card have yearly fees, it’s usually waived the first year you sign up. When that first year is up, you can either cancel the credit card or, in many situations, switch to a no-fee card. They will often waive the fee if you threaten to cancel.

Secondly, if you are opening up one or two new cards, the ding from the credit inquiry is very temporary. Within a few months, it disappears. Additionally, one of the major factors to your credit score is the debt/credit ratio, which having a new card increases. I have opened many cards (I currently have 17), and my credit score is currently 791. Use your credit to your advantage.

The payoff for all this work is the ability to travel for free – from family vacation to first-class international flights and suites in five-star hotels. To get you started, here are a few tips for ensuring that some portion of your next vacation is free.

Free Domestic Flights for the Family

Looking to take a family vacation? Travel hacking can help. For a family of four, there are a couple of easy ways to get enough points for flights within the U.S.:

Get the British Airways Avios credit card. With a current sign-up bonus of 50,000 miles (up to 100,000 if you meet certain spending requirements), this is a great card. Avios is a distance-based reward system, meaning the further you fly, the more miles it takes to redeem. Luckily, round-trip US domestic tickets can be as little as 9,500 miles so you and your family can fly for free without much effort or risk.

Get another airline credit card. All U.S. carriers have branded credit cards with bonuses of around 50,000 points. Most U.S. carriers charge 25,000 points for a domestic round-trip flight, so if you and your spouse each get a separate card, you should have enough miles for four round-trip tickets. To get the bonus, you’ll need to meet a minimum spending requirement (usually $1,000 in 90 days) so depending on your monthly spending, it may take a few months to get a free flight. Don’t spend extra money just to get the miles – only use your regular spending.

Shop online through airline portals. Every airline has an online shopping portal that allows you to earn on average three to four miles per dollar spent. All you do is sign up with your frequent flier number, and go through the airline’s links to merchant. There are no added costs, and bonus miles post within 60 days. With Christmas coming up, this is a good way to earn triple (sometimes a lot more than that) points per dollar spent instead of the normal one.

Sign up for newsletters. Airline newsletters feature mileage deals and promotions so you can jump on those quick deals to supercharge your point balance.

Get creative. Airlines offer all sorts of ways to get miles. Look up current deals and offers on an airline’s website. You can get extra miles for signing up for Netflix to renting cars and even opening a bank account. Get creative and you’ll get the miles you need.

Free First-Class International Flights

All the above can be used to jumpstart your mileage account, but to gain even more miles for a first-class flight, here are some other tips:

Do mileage runs. While this is not free, many travel hackers book what are known as mileage runs – super cheap flights purchased mainly to accrue miles. You can find cheap fares on Flyertalk forums.

Get a general rewards card. Chase and American Express’s membership programs allow you to move travel points to many airline partners. These programs allow you to stay flexible and transfer points to multiple airlines and hotel partners to maximize rewards. By getting a branded airline card and a non-branded airline card, you’ll be able to merge the two balances to get a free flight faster.

Buy it on the cheap. Alaska Airlines lets you purchase 10,000 extra miles when booking a ticket for $190. Buy a refundable ticket, purchase the extra miles, and then refund your airline ticket. Since the extra miles are considered a separate transaction, they credit to your account even if you don’t take the flight. For $1,900, you can purchase a business or first-class ticket anywhere in the world. That’s not free, but still a steep discount off a normal ticket price.

Free Hotel Rooms

Hotel rooms are the easiest to get. All you need to do is sign up for a hotel card and you’ll have points that can be redeemed for freebies. Quick, simple, easy. For example, Hyatt’s credit card offers two free flights, and Hilton offers 50,000 points, enough for up to four free nights. Starwood offers 25,000 points for new cardholders, enough for up to six free nights!

Additionally, if you have a Chase or American Express card, you can transfer points to one of their hotel partners too.

To stay up-to-date of the latest rewards and promotions, the following sites are the best:

Matthew Kepnes runs the award-winning budget travel website Nomadic Matt and is the author of the recent book, The Ultimate Guide to Travel Hacking .


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Matt Barrett s Guides to Greece and the Greek Islands #travel

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Where Planning a Trip to Greece is Almost as Fun as Going There

Hi. Welcome to Greece Travel for 2015, my 19th Season of writing my Greece Travel Guides. This is the index for all my Greece Travel websites. I attempted to organize it so that people would not get lost so easily and even though some say it is fun to be lost, occasionally you need a place to come back to and get your bearings. This is that place. This is the main index and the links below are secondary indexes which lead to thousands of other pages. You may want to save this page to your favorite places so you can find it again. If you have any questions or can’t decide what you want to do or you can’t find a page that you were looking for you can always e-mail me. This site contains no cookies or obnoxious pop-up ads or tricks to make you click on something you don’t care about. Some pages do open new windows but most don’t so you can easily find your way back to where you started by using your browser arrows. Every page has been created and is edited individually so my Greece Travel website is literally handmade.

See the Chinese version of my Greece Travel Guide at 希腊旅游手册

My Greece Travel Guide began as a hobby in 1995 and since then it has grown in popularity and size. 99% of the material in my guides was written by myself. I don’t have a staff. I took all the photos with the exception of some of the historical ones. I update the site continuously so unlike a guidebook I don’t have to wait for the next printing to fix a mistake. People have been asking me how they can contribute. First of all you can contribute by using the agencies I recommend, found on my Travel Agents Page. Without their support this site could not exist. Another way to contribute is to help spread the word about my Greece Travel Guides. Tell your friends. Tell your family. Tell strangers on the travel bulletin boards. If you have your own website or blog make a link. If you are on Facebook or Google+ you can use the button at the bottom of this and many of the other pages. The only way I can compete with the big commercial sites is with your help. If you plan to book hotels on your own without the use of a travel agent you can go through my affiliate page which I get a small commission from. You can also buy one of my Greece Travel T-shirts which will enable you to get discounts in shops and restaurants in Greece.

You can read what others have said about my Greece Guides and the travel agencies and services on my Testimonials Pages

Remember if you have any questions about services, itineraries, problems or anything having to do with Greece or if you are looking for something on the site and can’t find it you can e-mail me and I will respond quickly. There is no fee. All info is Free.

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Morocco Travel: Your Moroccan Guide for Things to Do, Hotels, Dining,

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With almost 94 percent of its energy requirements being imported, Morocco has for some years now been implementing various renewable energy programs such as solar power, wind energy and hydroelectricity. The country has been i. read more

If you’re seeking a unique and intriguing holiday destination that’s free of all subtlety and possesses an atmosphere unlike any other, the beautifully ancient Moroccan city of Marrakech could the perfect choice for you. T. read more

Travelers who enjoy off-the-beaten-track destinations will find the Ameln Valley in Morocco an absolute pleasure to explore. Located north of Tafraoute in the Tiznit Province of the Souss-Massa-Drâa region, the Ameln Valley h. read more

In support of Morocco’s ongoing efforts to develop its renewable energy resources and reduce its dependency on fossil fuels, the World Bank has approved the US$519 million phase two and phase three expansion of the Ouarzazate. read more

Located in Guelmim-Es Semara region of southern Morocco, Guelmim is both the region’s largest city and its capital. Alternatively spelled Guelmine, Goulimine, Guelmime and Glaimim, the city considers itself to be the ‘Gateway. read more

Housed in the Dar M’Nebhi Palace in the historic center of the city, the Museum of Marrakech offers visitors a window into the history and culture of Morocco. Built in the late 1800s by Mehdi Menebhi, the palace is a superb ex. read more

Traditionally known as ‘Oued Al Jawahir’ (River of Jewels), the Fez River runs through the heart of the city’s ancient Medina – a large medieval pedestrian urban area listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site for its cultural. read more


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Namibia safaris, tailor-made vacations to Namibia, Namibia holidays #travel

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Namibia safari

is very different from the typical savanna safari experience. It is much more about remarkable desert scenery and vast empty landscapes, where wildlife interactions are much more infrequent and highly prized.


Namibia is one of the world’s most lightly populated countries. It is a truly special place, one which we absolutely adore and return to as often as we can. We are always amazed at few people choose to travel on safari here, especially given how safe, healthy and cost effective it can be.

The main upsides are the remarkable and diverse desert scenery and the wonderful desert-adapted wildlife, as well as the diverse culture including some very remote and authentic tribespeople.

Additionally Namibia can be accessed by self-drive safari, which means that it can be very economical by comparison with travel in most African countries. It is also virtually malaria free and has a very healthy climate, which makes it particularly suitable for adventurous families with younger children.

Read more about the upsides for travel in Namibia.


The main potential downside is that the wildlife is naturally sparse in these desert environments, mean that this is really not well suited to a first safari.

The driving distances are very substantial, you really do need to be keen on doing a road trip. Also, despite the very low visitor numbers, there can be considerable clustering of vehicles and visitors in core locations such as Etosha and Sossusvlei.

Read more about the downsides for travel in Namibia.

When to visit.

The classic period to visit Namibia is the Jun/Dec dry season, when safari conditions tend to be at their best. However the coastal desert areas, which are generally of most interest, have a completely different climate and are good year round.

Your choice of month will very much depend on the areas that you choose and the specific activities in which you are interested, please refer to the seasonality sections on the individual lodge pages for detailed information.

Read more about when to visit this area.


We subdivide the Namibia into eight regions, each of which has its own very distinctive character and set of attractions. The majority of visitors combine three or more of these regions in their trip.

Namibia Northwest. is by far our favourite part of the country, containing the fabulously wild and remote Skeleton Coast North. the wonderful wildlife of Damaraland North and the remote Himba tribes of Kaokaland West .

Namibia Southwest. is perhaps the best known area, containing the iconic dune landscapes of Sossusvlei and Namibrand .

Namibia Northcentral. is the area which contains the highest concentrations of wildlife in Etosha and the famous cheetah conservation projects at Otjiwarongo .

Namibia South. is an area of very low population density which contains the vast scenery of the Fish River Canyon and the remote port of Luderitz on the infamous Diamond Coast.

Namibia West. is a diverse area which includes the coastal ports of Swakopmund and Walvis Bay. the public access section of the Skeleton Coast. Inland lies Twyfelfontein. famous for its rock-art and desert elephants.

Namibia Southeast. is a region of generally less interest, but does include the capital and main port of entry at Windhoek .

Namibia Northeast. is an area which is generally transited through on the way to the Caprivi Strip, but which does offer some superb Bushman interaction in the remote Tsumkwe area.

Namibia Caprivi Strip. is primarily a transport route through to the Zambezi, but does contain some modest safari options at Mudumu and Mamili and Caprivi Eastern Tip .

How we like to include this country in trips.

Although it seems to be surprisingly difficult getting people to safari in Namibia for the first time, the proportion who come back for more is extraordinary.

The most popular way to get around is by road, with an inner network of decent graded roads being safe to self-drive and easily connecting the popular attractions such as Sossusvlei and Etosha .

It is worth noting that the distances in Namibia are very large and self-driving inherently involves covering a lot of road miles, so it is important to deploy enough nights, otherwise you simply spend the whole trip driving. Between 12 and 21 nights is usual.

The main disadvantage of self-drive is that you are fundamentally unable to access most of the more remote and entrancing areas, either because it is logistically too dangerous or because the areas are closed to public access, or both.

Top-end guests tend to fly by light aircraft between a select group of very remote and fabulous camps, typically spending 3 to 4 nights in each. But this tends to work out about three times the price of self-drive.

Typically this might include a lodge in Namibrand. plus two or three of the top camps in the remote Namibia Northwest. as well as the prime safari camps of Okavango Delta in Botswana .

Without doubt the most exciting way to visit Namibia is by means of a private-guided overland expedition, most likely into the fabulously remote Skeleton Coast North. relatively arduous trips which typically last for 5 to 10 nights.

We love to combine elements of self-drive, flying and guided overland safari to create fabulous and very varied trips of 10 to 28 nights. That way you really can get to see the country properly and, inevitably, fall in love with it as much as we have!

Namibia is usually best visited as a stand-alone destination, since it inherently needs a lot of time to explore properly. Only trips of three weeks or longer tend to also include other countries.

The most common exceptions are high-end trips with the safari camps of Botswana to provide a superb ‘delta and desert’ experience.

Visa, health, money.

Here are a few tips on travel issues in Namibia.


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Things to Know while Booking Chennai to Colombo Flights #travel #car

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Things to Know while Booking Chennai to Colombo Flights

It is a fact that air travel has revolutionised the travel industry. Now, people can explore far off destinations in extended weekends or in just two-three days that was unthinkable a few decades back. Along with enhanced technologies and changes in the government policies, new strategies and management techniques also helped carriers in increasing their network and services. This led to the emergence of codeshare agreements and alliances. In this article you can read about these practices followed by airlines that have opened a whole new dimension for carriers. For instance, Jet Airways and SriLankan operate Chennai to Colombo flights in cooperation, giving travellers an option to travel via Bangalore and Kochi, which could have prove to be a costly affair for carriers as well as passengers if operated by any one of them.

There are a number of non-stop services also that do not require cooperation from fellow airlines, but it is not possible from other destinations such as Paris or New Johannesburg. Apart from providing a better network linking, these new strategies also allow travellers to get the best value services. Now, they can use their miles or coupons with partner carriers that eliminate the restriction to travel with just one airline.

It is an agreement in which different services providers share services with each other and expand their network without placing additional aircraft in the sky. The cost of procuring aircraft is a costly affair; hence, airlines cannot purchase it every now and then. They sign a document that allows a carrier to cater to their customers on new routes without additional cost. In return, respective airline extends its offerings to other partners. The cost of operation is reduced significantly, that ultimately results in low flight booking charges. This also allows passengers to avail services of different airlines by booking a single ticket. Usually, airlines opt for codeshare partnerships on overseas routes. For example, Air India shares its codes with British Airways for flights from Mumbai, Delhi and other major cities to London. The best part is that passengers also do not need to check-in every time they board the flight. This means they just have to check-in their bags while boarding the flight with Air India and collect their belongings after they de-board the British Airways flight at their final destination.

Airline Alliance

The term alliance refers to a business arrangement between carriers for baggage handling or other flight operations. Unlike codeshare agreement, more than two airlines can be a part of the alliance. Under this, the carrier you are booking your ticket with, may not be directly involved in the flight operation. For instance, a ticket mentioning Jet Airways operated by Etihad means the former one is merely the marketing airline, and the passenger will be travelling on the aircraft operated by the latter one. As the number of partners is high, the bounties are also quite high. This ensures that your miles do not get wasted as they can be accrued and redeemed on making reservations with the partner carriers. There are three such major alliances in the global aviation industry: Star Alliance, Oneworld and SkyTeam.

The above information can be quite useful for passengers in booking direct, non-stop or connecting Chennai to Colombo flights.


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Nicaragua Travel: Your Nicaraguan Guide for Things to Do, Hotels, Dining,

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Inhabited by small fishing and farming communities, the picturesque volcanic island of Zapatera lies off the western shoreline of Lake Nicaragua. Tourism infrastructure on the island is minimal, but for nature loving travelers. read more

The island of Ometepe, located in Lake Cocibolca, consists of two cone-shaped volcanoes – Maderas and Concepción – joined by a narrow strip of land. The island is thought to have been inhabited by humans as far back as 500. read more

Located on the Caribbean coastline in the Autonomous North Atlantic Region (RAAN) of Nicaragua, the municipality of Puerto Cabezas offers visitors tranquility and unspoiled nature, along with warm hospitality. Visitors who are. read more

Listed by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as ‘Critically Endangered’, Nicaraguan spider monkeys (Ateles geoffroyi geoffroyi) may be found in undisturbed areas of the country’s larger reserves, inc. read more

Originally part of the Chontales Department of Nicaragua, Boaco became a separate department in 1938 and includes the municipalities of Boaco, Camoapa, San José de los Remates, San Lorenzo, Santa Lucia and Teustepe. Bordering. read more

At the recent Festival of Literature 2014 hosted by ANIDE (Asociación Nicaragüense de Escritoras) in Managua, tribute was paid to Nicaraguan author Rosario Aguilar, one of the pioneers of ANIDE. It was also the celebration o. read more

Nicaragua is without a doubt a spectacular birding destination, but ongoing research has revealed that of the 676 species of birds to be found in Nicaragua, fifteen species are listed as ‘globally threatened’ by BirdLife Inter. read more


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New Zealand Vacation Packages, Vacation to New Zealand #travel #agency #usa

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Auckland – Rotorua – Queenstown

9 nights from $1,624 *

Top Rated New Zealand Vacation Package! Visit Auckland . New Zealand`s largest city and the most vibrant, bustling and multicultural place; a water lover’s paradise. with some of the best beaches in the country; ideal for swimming, diving, fishing, sailing, and windsurfing. Explore Rotorua , more than one occasion voted New Zealand`s most beautiful city ; a geothermal paradise and the cultural heartland of New Zealand. Fly to Queenstown , a resort town and a hotspot for adventure and snow sport tourism.

This is a flexible vacation package to New Zealand with daily departures from anywhere in the USA or Canada. Choose your length of stay. Pick your own flights, hotels and activities. Add, remove or reorder cities.


  • Flight into Auckland and out of Queenstown
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Auckland
  • Flight from Auckland to Rotorua
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Rotorua
  • Flight from Rotorua to Queenstown
  • Hotel for 3 nights in Queenstown
  • Daily breakfast (if stated in hotel info)
  • Hotel taxes


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Paris Travel Guide – Travel to Paris #where #to #get #cheap

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Paris Travel Guide – Travel to Paris

Paris. one of the most incredible cities around the world is located on the river Seine, northern France at the heart of the �le-de-France. It is the capital city of France and one of the leading cities in the world because it is one of the biggest business and cultural centers, it has plenty acceptance of the global cities in all kind of aspects such as politics, education, entertainment, media, fashion, science, and arts.

The cosmopolitan city of Paris is also called the city of Light, la Ville Lumi�re because was the first to provide street lighting system which caused the admiration of the world and gave it that name.

Nowadays the city is still a resplendent city with a great architecture that contains buildings that show a mixture of different styles beautifying the whole city.

It is one of the most romantic and beautiful cities around the world because of the fantastic attractions the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, Moulin Rouge, Lido, Ar�nes de Lutece, the Catacombs, Ch�teau de Versailles, Ch�teau de Vincennes, Grand Arche de la D�fense, The Pantheon, The P�re-Lachaise Cemetery, The Sacr� Coeur Church, the Sainte Chapelle and many others.

What to do and see

Paris is also a city full of museums the most remarkable and the most visited in the world is the Louvre. it holds a large collection of the most incredible paintings, sculptures and artifacts. The museum is divided in eight departments: Egyptian Antiquities; Near Eastern Antiquities; Greek, Etruscan, and Roman Antiquities; Islamic Art; Sculpture; Decorative Arts; Paintings; Prints and Drawings. This museum houses the most impressive art pieces such as the Mona Lisa (La Joconde) and the Venus de Milo statue, works by Pablo Picasso and Auguste Rodin.

The city is not only well known because its cultural and historic heritage but is also well known for its Fashion, Paris has many of the most renowned brands of fashion designers and cosmetics, such as Chanel, Christian Dior, Yves Saint-Laurent, Guerlain, Lanc�me, L’Or�al, Clarin and many others.


Another reason for Paris to bring an amazing number of tourists, is its cuisine. Paris has the greatest variety of meals that will delight your palate. The incomparable cuisine offers a wide selection of the most amazing flavors and ingredients of all kinds mixing from fresh bread to delicious cheese and from creamy chocolates to pastries and much more. Also there is many restaurants that offers from the national cuisine to international cuisine.


Paris is located in the midst of the Ile de France region, so its climate is the typical Western European oceanic climate and the city is known for some unexpected rain showers.

Come and visit Paris, one of the most influential cities in the world, with an amazing great heritage, rich history and culture, delicious cuisine and the most luxurious fashion!


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Passport for Travel to Canada FAQ #how #to #find #cheap #airfare

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Passport for Travel to Canada FAQ

Many questions have been raised about passports for travel to Canada since the new requirements went into effect a couple of years ago.

In general, a passport is required to enter Canada and return to the United States but there are some exceptions. In some cases, it is possible to present evidence of U.S. citizenship and a photo ID or some other WHTI-approved document such as a FAST card.

Read through the answers to the visitor-submitted questions below and find the information you need to better prepare for your trip to Canada.

List of FAQ about Passports for Travel to Canada

If you find a question below that you would like an answer to, just click the link.

Can my 16 and 17-year-old drive to and from Canada without passports? Question: Can my 16 and 17- year-old drive to and from Canada without passports if accompanied by a parent and sister with passports. They each have birth.

What do I need to take my granddaughter and a cat to Canada? Question: I plan to be in New York State in June and would like to go on to Magnetawan, Ontario to visit my sister for a week.

I have custody of.

Does a 14-year-old need a passport to go to Canada? Question: My daughter will be traveling to Canada with her friend and family. Will they need a passport to travel across the border? I was told that.

If you are a US Citizen in Canada without a passport, can you return to the US with a birth cerificate? Question: I have an expired United States passport and want to travel to Canada. Is there anyway to do this without a valid passport?

Answer: It.

Does my 16-year-old son need a passport book or a passport card to travel to Canada? My now 16-year-old son was born in Germany and needed a passport to return to the US. Since then all our passports got lost or missing. I am pretty sure.

Can I visit Canada if I have an old drug felony? Question: I have a valid passport but I have a 13-year-old drug felony. Will Canada let me enter their country?

Answer: The authority to allow or.

Should I renew my US passport before I enroll for college in Canada? Question: In anticipation of my passport expiring in March 2011, I would like to renew it now. I am an 18-year-old US citizen going to college in Canada.

What documentation do I need to take my 14-year-old grandson on a visit to Canada? Question: I plan to visit Toronto next month and would like to take my 14-year-old grandson with me. We plan to be in Canada 4 days. Does he need a.

Does my 12-year-old son need a passport to re-enter the US from Canada? Question: We would like to go on vacation to Canada for memorial weekend. If my son needs a passport, what is the quickest way to obtain a passport?


Does my son need a passport for a school trip to Canada if he is a military dependent? Question: My son has a school trip to Montreal, Canada. He has his military ID. The passport department at Ft. Drum said he didn’t need one, as long as.

Do we need to get a passport to take our grandson to Canada for three days? Question: My wife and myself have passports. Our grandson is seven and lives with his Mother only. We would like to take him to Niagara Falls for two.

I need a renewal on my passport without waiting weeks as I drive across the Michigan and Ontario Canada border weekly. Question: I travel between Michigan and Ontario, Canada bi-weekly for family. I need a passport to go across the border. My passport expires in July.

Does a child under l6 need a passport to enter Canada and return to the US? Question: We are going to Canada for my sister’s wedding. My daughter is 3 and is in the wedding.

Answer: There are two things to consider.

Click for expedited passport courier service in 24 to 48 hours! .


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Planning a Trip to Ireland – Ireland Travel #direct #travel #insurance

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Just a couple of the things you’ll get in your free Ireland Travel guide

  • The sights you’ll love, and the ones you should pass over
  • Where you’ll enjoy the food while you travel Ireland, and where you won’t
  • The accommodation you’ll love and the places you’d do best to avoid while you travel Ireland

On top of that you’ll get details of all the quirky Irish happenenings that are

taking place when you’re thinking of travelling, plus all the usual info on

transport, currency, weather etc.

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something’s missing, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

You’ll find our contact details inside too. Happy reading, and happy traveling. Enjoy your Ireland Travel guide!


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Places to Visit in Sri Lanka #best #deals #for #airline #tickets

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Sri Lanka has seduced travellers for centuries. Marco Polo described it as the finest island of its size in the world, while successive waves of Indian, Arab and European traders and adventurers flocked to its palm-fringed shores, attracted by reports of rare spices, precious stones and magnificent elephants. Poised just above the Equator amid the balmy waters of the Indian Ocean, the island’s legendary reputation for natural beauty and plenty has inspired an almost magical regard even in those who have never visited the place. Romantically inclined geographers, poring over maps of the island, compared its outline to a teardrop falling from the tip of India or to the shape of a pearl (the less impressionable Dutch likened it to a leg of ham), while even the name given to the island by early Arab traders – Serendib – gave rise to the English word “serendipity”.

Marco Polo’s bold claim still holds true. Sri Lanka packs an extraordinary variety of places to visit within its modest physical dimensions, and few islands of comparable size can boast a natural environment of such beauty and diversity. Lapped by the Indian Ocean, the coast is fringed with idyllic – and often refreshingly undeveloped – beaches. while the interior boasts a compelling variety of landscapes ranging from wildlife-rich lowland jungles. home to extensive populations of elephants, leopards and rare endemic bird species, to the misty heights of the hill country. swathed in immaculately manicured tea plantations. Nor does the island lack in man-made attractions. Sri Lanka boasts more than two thousand years of recorded history, and the remarkable achievements of the early Sinhalese civilization can still be seen in the sequence of ruined cities and great religious monuments that litter the northern plains.

The glories of this early Buddhist civilization continue to provide a benchmark of national identity for the island’s Sinhalese population, while Sri Lanka’s historic role as the world’s oldest stronghold of Theravada Buddhism lends it a unique cultural identity that permeates life at every level. There’s more to Sri Lanka than just Buddhists, however. The island’s geographical position at one of the most important staging posts of Indian Ocean trade laid it open to a uniquely wide range of influences, as generations of Arab, Malay, Portuguese, Dutch and British settlers subtly transformed its culture, architecture and cuisine, while the long-established Tamil population in the north have established a vibrant Hindu culture that owes more to India than to the Sinhalese south.

It is, however, this very diversity that has long threatened to tear the country apart. For much of the past three decades the island was the site of one of Asia’s most pernicious civil wars. as the Sri Lankan Army and the LTTE, or Tamil Tigers, battled it out in the island’s north and east, until the final victory of government forces in early 2009. The island is now experiencing peace for the first time in a generation, and although the physical, political and human scars of war remain raw in many places, most Sri Lankans are now once again looking to the future with guarded optimism.


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Planning a Trip to Ireland – Ireland Vacation Packages #cheap #flights

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Looking for Ireland Vacation Packages?

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  • The sights you’ll love, and the ones you should pass over
  • Where you’ll enjoy the food while you travel Ireland, and where you won’t
  • The accommodation you’ll love and the places you’d do best to avoid while you travel Ireland

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Q&A: What is the best day to buy cheap airline tickets?

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Q A: What is the best day to buy cheap airline tickets?

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The best day to buy cheap airline tickets

Q. I’m buying airline tickets for the holiday and heard there was a certain time it was best to buy. Do you know what that is?

A. For a long time, everyone said Tuesday afternoon was the sweet spot. That’s when the airlines adjust their prices to match whatever deal another airline ran on Monday. And it’s still good advice. However, researchers recently found that weekends are overall the best time to buy. Also, the day you fly makes a big difference, with Tuesday being the least expensive. Sites like Matrix. Bing Travel and AirfareWatchdog can help you find cheap flights or predict when prices are going to be the cheapest.

Safe banking on the go

Q. I travel a lot and do my banking on the go. Is it safe to bank on public Wi-Fi?

A. The answer is a firm “no.” You could be on the same Wi-Fi network as hackers. Even with security measures in place, they can still nab your usernames and passwords. So, reserve using sensitive sites for home or use your cellular connection. Also, on a smartphone or tablet, using a bank’s app — if it has one — is safer than using its website.

Spot a stolen smartphone

Q. I’m buying a used smartphone, but I’m worried it might be stolen. How can I check?

A. Well, one giveaway is a price that’s way too low. Check out Movaluate or WorthMonkey to see how much the seller should be charging. You should also check the phone’s ESN or IMEI number. This is usually found under the battery. A site like Swappa can tell you if the phone has been reported stolen or has some other activation problem. You can also call the phone’s carrier and ask.

Cool features in iOS 7

Q. I saw something on Facebook that said updating to iOS 7 will make my iPhone waterproof. That’s a joke, right?

A. Definitely. A software update can’t change hardware like that. But iOS 7 does come with some cool new features you’ll like. For example, swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open the Control Center. This holds a bunch of settings that used to be hidden away. You can easily turn Wi-Fi on or off, fire up the new flashlight feature or tap the half-moon icon to put your phone in Do Not Disturb mode.

Antivirus on a Mac

Q. I was told not to put antivirus software on my Mac, but I thought I’d double-check. Is that right?

A. I’m glad you did. Whoever told you that isn’t giving out good advice. There are more threats appearing that target Macs. One like the recent “Kumar in the Mac” could bypass your Mac’s built-in security. Without third-party security software, you’re a sitting duck for something like that. Both Sophos and Avira have free security software for Mac. You can start there, or look up other major security company’s products.


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Top 8 iOS – Android Apps to Find Cheap Flight Tickets

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Top 8 iOS Android Apps to Find Cheap Flight Tickets


N owadays, the number of people that travel by plane is increasing year by year and so is the usage share of smartphones. Travelers rely more and more on their smartphones or tablets to help them with their daily tasks. In the past, we ve featured mobile apps that you can use to track your flight s status or even make the most of your time while you are waiting in airports .

This time, we re going to talk about iOS and Android apps that you can use to find cheap flight tickets that are essential to planning your travel carefully. You can also have a look at our guide on how you can plan your travels from your Android tablet and you might also try out Wanderio, a bold new start-up that promises to offer you the cheapest and most complete way to travel, end to end. But now, let s see what are some reliable apps for iPhones, iPads and Android devices that one could use to find cheap airline tickets.

Find cheap flight tickets from Android

Besides helping you find cheap aiplane tickets from the comfort of your Android smartphone or tablet, Hipmunk will also save up to 60% off hotels with new Tonight Deals option. The app is very fast and it s a little different than all the other cheap flight apps because it sorts flights by agony , not only price. Thus, you will see important factors like flight duration and number of layovers, which we all know how annoying can get.

CheapOair Flights and Car is another Android app that you can rely on to find cheap airplane tickets. Inside the app, you can sort results by price, travel time or number of stops and even purchase travel insurance and travel assist. Checking your flight bookings is a breeze with this tool. Also, you can save recent searches to make future bookings much easier. Besides finding cheap flights, the app can also search and book Rental Cars and will even provide you with 24/7. You will get instant discounts on your flights if you choose to share the pp with friends.

Google owns the ITA Software company that has developed OnTheFly. so this is another reason to rely on it. The app comes with an advanced way to find the lowest airfares for any place that you want to visit in this world. Multi-city itinerary search, intuitive travel date calendar, fine-grained control over all search parameters and full disclosure of exact airfare calculation are the features that make this app stand out from the crowd.

TripAdvisor needs no introduction and is probably the most known travel app. While it s not dedicated for airfare purposes, it does come with an option that lets you scan for the cheapest airflight tickets. Besides help you find the lowest airfare, you can rely on TripAdvisor to help you find the best hotels, great restaurants, and other fun things to do in the new place that you re about to discover.

Find cheap flight tickets from iPhone, iPad

One of the best cheap airfare apps to be used on your iPhone or iPad, Skyscanner has more than 20 million customers that are pleased with its performance. Recently refreshed for iOS 7, the app will let you compare millions of flights and 1000 airlines in seconds to find the cheapest and most convenient one. Specific features for the app are the chart view that lets you see prices across a week or a month

One of the best flight search engines, Bravofly Flights app for iPhone and iPad saves you the hassle of comparing flight prices on various other websites. Besides this, you can also find and check the status of your flight so you will be constantly updated. You can books flights for up to 9 people and complete the purchase on the Bravofly website.

Momondo for iOS is one of the best looking apps for finding cheap flights, with a nice and responsive user interface. The databases of more than 700 travel sites and airlines are available at your fingertips. What s neat is that you book flights directly from the app, without having to log out. You can also choose to email the flight info to yourself or a friend, or save it in the app.

easyJet is the second-largest low-cost carrier in Europe, behind Ryanair, but its app is among the best ones to be used. Inside the app, you can book flights, check-in and download mobile boarding passes, choose seats, manage books, add more options to your flights such as tracking them.


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Ride the dollar: This is the summer to travel to Europe

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The new two-day Barcelona Card Express includes free metro and bus rides and discounts on popular attractions such as Antoni Gaudi s Basilica de la Sagrada Familia. (Photo: David Ramos, Getty Images)


BARCELONA—Cathie Golden takes a European vacation each year with her sister Barbara Needham and their children.

This year they chose Barcelona and Madrid. For the first time in more than a decade, the euro is almost equal in value to the dollar, making Spain and other European cities more affordable to Americans than even some domestic destinations.

“We’ve been shopping up a storm because of it,” Golden says, showing off a new pair of sneakers. “Here you’re just throwing money around.”

The family stop into the Hotel Colon in the Gothic Quarter for drinks. They are surprised when two glasses of white wine and a beer cost as much as one drink in a New York City hotel. Their train tickets to Madrid are less than seats on an Amtrak train from New York to Washington, D.C. A 15-minute cab ride to the beach is 10 euros.

Golden, who lives in the New York area, has good reason to throw money around. TripAdvisor’s TripIndex Europe, released last week, found that travel expenses for popular European destinations have dropped an average of 11% year-over-year. Travelers will be able to save as much as 25% on their summer trips.


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Save Up to 35% on Car Rentals with Pay Now Rates.

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Important Pay Online Tips

  • Keep your reservation confirmation number handy because this number is necessary for rental modifications, cancellations or refund requests.
  • accepts the following credit cards for online payment: In the U.S. Amex, Visa, MasterCard, Discover. In Canada: Amex, Visa, MasterCard.
  • When you pick up your prepaid rental:

– You must present the same card that you used for online payment.

– All rental credentials required by the Budget location must be presented, and the name on those credentials must exactly match the name on the reservation. At a minimum, a valid driver’s license and major credit card (or debit card if accepted at your location – see rental terms and conditions) in the driver’s name is required.

– All location credit and debit card hold rules will apply. Read the terms and conditions in the online reservation process for specific hold amounts and debit card rules at your rental location. Upon paying your rental with a Debit Card, Budget will generally request an authorization hold against your account for the estimated charges of the rental but reserves the right in its sole discretion, to request extra value based on certain factors as we deem appropriate. Some exceptions may apply. THESE FUNDS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR USE.

When the rental is over we will process the reversal but the bank may take time to post it back to the account – unless you already paid toward your rental, in which case the hold will be only $100 USD. While this hold is in place, the funds will not be available for your use.

– For security reasons, if you are unable to satisfy the credential or hold requirements at the location in which you pick up your car, you will not be allowed to rent. To request a refund for the prepaid reservation, use your reservation confirmation number to retrieve your prepayment information either on or by calling 800-214-6094 7:30 AM-7:30 PM Mon Fri; 8:00 AM-6:30 PM Sat Sun CST. A $50 processing fee will apply.

  • Most reservation details may be changed without penalty before your scheduled rental pick-up time. Reservation details that may not be changed include method of prepayment, name on the reservation, and some changes to rental location (see pay online terms for details ).
  • If you cancel prior to your scheduled pick-up time, we’ll refund the full prepaid amount less a $50 processing fee.
  • If you don’t show up for your rental, we’ll refund the full prepaid amount less a $100 no-show processing fee.
  • Cancel and refund requests must be made on using the ‘cancel/request a refund’ process accessible when you view your reservation details on or by calling 800-214-6094 7:30 AM-7:30 PM Mon Fri; 8:00 AM-6:30 PM Sat Sun CST. Credits will be refunded within seven days back to the card used for prepayment.
  • You have up to 6 months after your pick-up date to request a refund.
  • Still have questions about prepaying, making changes, or canceling a prepaid reservation? Read Pay Online common questions or view our flexible pay now terms .


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    Secrets to getting the cheapest airfare #sunset #travel

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    Singles Trips to Europe #cdc #travel

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    Singles Trips to Europe

    Take in the sights of Europe with fellow single travelers. (Photo: Jupiterimages/ Images )

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    If you’re looking for love, or if you’d simply like to take a trip with friendly fellow travelers, an organized singles trip may be the best way to see Europe. Singles travel has grown into a booming industry, with plenty of independent travelers looking to see new places, but preferring not to do so completely on their own.

    Destination Options

    A great deal of singles trips will take you to see the continent, and of them, many head to the same handful of locations. Not surprisingly, popular cities include cosmopolitan capitals like Paris, London, Amsterdam and Rome. However, many singles tours take you to smaller cities and towns and into rural areas you might not explore on your own. Various singles tour groups take groups of travelers to see the French Riviera, Tuscany, Andalucia and Normandy. Some groups even wend their way to less touristy areas like Italy’s Friuli region or Slovenia.


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    Southwest Airlines: Best Time to Buy Cheap Airline Tickets #cheap #airline

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    Southwest Airlines: Best Time to Buy Cheap Airline Tickets

    But what about specific discount carriers like the popular Southwest Airlines. Here s what you need to know to get the cheapest airline tickets with Southwest Airlines.

    Always Compare Prices

    Before you buy, check with an airfare comparison shopping site to be sure you re getting the best price. If you go to any individual airline site to shop, you may miss out on better deals.

    Southwest s Click-n-Save Specials

    Southwest files its Click-n-Save specials every Monday night in the 8pm domestic airfare distribution (there are 3 domestic airfare distributions each weekday: 10am, 1pm and 8pm), and it hits their reservation system in the wee hours of the morning the next day.

    Tuesday Mornings

    So Tuesday morning is one of the best times to shop, but there are some caveats these specials typically include limited routes that Southwest wants to try and fill up, seat-wise for particular travel days. In other words, it is not (usually) an across-the-board sale.

    Competitor Matching

    Southwest normally matches competitors sales (which are usually filed Monday night at 8pm Eastern as well) and Southwest usually matches by the Tuesday 1pm domestic airfare distribution, which then hits their reservation system at approximately 3pm Eastern (these cheaper prices are typically pulled 3 days later on Thursday night).

    Like all airlines, Southwest is very active in matching prices of their competitors who fly the same routes as they do on a daily basis (both nonstop and connecting flights). Just so you know, Southwest serves just under 70 cities, while the legacy airlines typically serve between 130-240 non-code share cities.

    How to Stay on Top of Sales

    If you have specific locations in mind, sign up for our realtime email airline ticket price drop alerts no airline wants to be undercut so following all airlines on a route for your next trip is the best way to know exactly when to shop and buy (let us do all the heavy lifting).

    Don t Forget Facebook and Twitter

    If you have an issue, grab your smart phone and post on their Facebook page or tweet your problem you re likely to get a faster response as Southwest has PR people manning those social media channels full-time.

    Bottom Line

    So the best time to purchase tickets on Southwest varies, but a good rule of thumb is again shop Tuesday at 3pm Eastern. when the carrier has matched other airlines sale prices.


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    The cheapest day to buy airline tickets? It’s Sunday, not Tuesday.

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    The cheapest day to buy airline tickets? It’s Sunday, not Tuesday.

    Published: October 23, 2014 11:14 am

    A company that handles airline ticket sales for travel agencies has come out with study of airline ticket purchases, and found some interesting factoids:

    The cheapest tickets are bought on Sunday, not Tuesday as others have advised.

    The cheapest tickets on domestic flights are bought eight weeks in advance of departure. Eight weeks out, the average fare of $409 was 19.2 percent below the average domestic fare of $496.

    The cheapest tickets on international flights are bought 24 weeks in advance of departure. At 24 weeks out, the average fare of $1,004 was 26.6 percent under the average international fare of $1,368.

    The findings from the Airlines Reporting Corp. are based on ARC’s study of airline ticket purchases between January 2013 through July 2014. It updates and slightly changes findings from a similar January 2012 study of 2011 ticket purchases.

    In the 2012 study, the cheapest domestic tickets were bought six weeks in advance. ARC didn’t look at international tickets in that study.

    Chuck Thackston, ARC’s managing director of enterprise information management, said these are only broad findings.

    Air ticket pricing is dynamic, and ARC isn t advising anyone to purchase tickets only at these times during the sales cycle as there is no guarantee they will receive the lowest price; it is just what the data pattern indicates during the study period, Thackston said.

    Thackston said the latest study is “significant because it reveals that not only have the lowest airfares shifted from six to eight weeks out for domestic travel, but the savings are markedly greater on a percentage basis. It was also interesting to see that the data showed the least expensive tickets were purchased on a Sunday as opposed to Tuesday, which is a common belief.”

    The ARC study, which looked at nearly 130 million tickets worth $94 billion bought in the United States, did find that Tuesday was the cheapest day for Monday-Friday purchases.


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    The Best Ways to Buy Airline Tickets #hotel #and #flight #deals

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    The Best Ways to Buy Airline Tickets

    Airline tickets are available from many different venues. (Photo: Thinkstock Images/Comstock/Getty Images )

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    Fifty years ago there was only one basic way to purchase airline tickets. You went to a travel agent, who would search the listings for all available flights and sell you a seat for your chosen travel date. The travel agency monopoly is gone now, and the average person can choose multiple methods for buying airline tickets. The best way for you to buy a ticket depends entirely on your particular travel needs.

    Save Money

    Savvy travelers know that the best way to save money on airline tickets is by comparison shopping at least three months in advance. If you know when you’ll be traveling and are willing to spend an hour or two online, you can find the least expensive ticket to your destination. Check ticket meta-search engines such as Kayak, Skyscanner or Look on the airline’s sites for the same flights, as they sometimes offer cheaper seats than the meta searches. Switching back and forth between sites will involve some note-taking and time spent on the computer, but it’s a proven way to find inexpensive airline tickets.


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    The Ebola Outbreak: Is It Still Safe To Go To Africa?

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    The Ebola Outbreak: Is It Still Safe To Go To Africa?

    Over the last few weeks there has been extensive and often terrifying coverage of the Ebola outbreak in parts of West Africa, and our thoughts are with all those fighting this dreadful disease.

    Whilst the coverage has highlighted that the disease is not airborne and can only be contracted by contact with body fluids from an infected person, we have had a number of people asking if it is safe to travel to South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana and other destinations in Eastern and Southern Africa.

    The short answer is ‘yes – you can still safely travel to Africa’, however given the seriousness of the situation in West Africa we feel it is worth expanding on this. There are two key points to consider:

    Africa is big – really. really big.

    One thing that many people not involved with the travel industry are not aware of is just how huge Africa is. for example, the outbreak in West Africa is over 3500 miles away from Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa, and over 3,000 miles from Botswana and Namibia. To put this into context, London is about 3000 miles from the affected area, so many of these places are further from the centre of the outbreak than the UK is.

    You can get an idea of the sheer scale of Africa from this fascinating map from the Economist:

    Most of Africa has not had an outbreak of Ebola since records began in 1976

    It is also worth noting that according to the World Health Organisation (WHO), there have been no reported cases of Ebola since records began in 1976 for Kenya, Tanzania, Botswana, Namibia, Zambia or Zimbabwe amongst others. The eagle eyed amongst you will notice that South Africa was missing from that list: well, the only case in South Africa since records began in 1976 was a medical professional who travelled from Gabon to Johannesburg, after having treated Ebola virus-infected patients and thus having been exposed to the virus there. You can see a full history of outbreaks since 1976 here:

    In conclusion

    Our thoughts and prayers are with all those currently fighting the the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, however the safari and beach destinations of Southern and Eastern Africa are unaffected at present, and history suggests that they may well remain unaffected througout this outbreak.

    Tour operators and airlines will continue to monitor the situation and the FCO travel advice, and if it is considered unsafe for travel by the FCO then people who have booked an ATOL protected package will be entitled to alternative travel arrangements or a refund.

    We believe that you can still book with confidence and travel safely to Africa, and we look forward to showing you and your clients around this huge, spectacular and diverse continent.

    About the author: Paul Campbell is a member of the SATOA Committee and Managing Director of Travel Butlers Ltd .


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    The cheapest way from London to Paris #israel #travel

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    Which is the cheapest way to get from London to Paris – car, Eurostar, coach or plane?


    There are many different ways to get to Paris. Today, we did a spot check comparison on as many of them as possible, including rail fares, plane tickets, car – including options by ferry or by Eurotunnel – and by coach.

    We should sound a note of caution in that some tickets are for travelling on a Friday (see methodology below), often the most expensive day to travel, which will distort the results somewhat. But they give a sound indication of how budget-conscious travellers should plan their journey to the French capital, whether travelling in the short-term or several months down the line.


    Prices checked are for a single adult, with no discount cards

    Prices were checked on the morning of Friday September 4, for full adult fare, both single and return journey (four days after outbound trip). Airfares are hand-luggage only.

    We have not included the cost of airport transfers for Easyjet and Ryanair. But a return train ticket from Charles de Gaulle to Gare du Nord will cost about 20, and from central London to London Gatwick is at least £10, and likely to cost more, unless booked in advance.

    What we have learned (or confirmed)

    On the launch of its international routes three years ago, Megabus ( ) carved a reputation for value with its headline £1 fares. However, when we carried out this same research last year, we found that the cheapest coach to Paris was run by iDBUS (now rebranded as OUIBUS; ). But wait, there’s more: for 2015, Megabus has reclaimed its throne, again providing the cheapest route on wheels to the French capital.

    Both budget coach companies trump the National Express arm, Eurolines ( )

    It’s also worth noting that travel company’s websites have become pretty good at pointing you in the direction of the cheapest fare, so it’s no longer necessary to be suspicious they’re hiding the best value.

    For Eurostar ( ), Friday is an expensive time to travel: the cheapest fare available was often £30 more expensive than the same for the previous or following day (a Thursday or Saturday). This is particularly true when booking in advance.

    The same goes for Eurotunnel ( ), only to a lesser extent, with only a couple of pounds variation between the cheapest ticket available for next Thursday (£76) and Friday (£78). As per usual, the most anti-social travel times wins you the best deals.

    P O Ferries ( ) is marginally more expensive than Eurotunnel in our study.

    The cliffs of Normandy await ferry passengers Photo: Fotolia/AP

    Eurostar booked well in advance is still very competitive – only £33.50 more than the cheapest return by coach. Plus, the coach services we surveyed had an erratic approach to advance bookings, with no clear timeline available, where Eurostar allows bookings 180 days in advance.

    Obtaining one of the limited number of cheap seats on the Eurostar plays a large part in determining the size of your final bill (fail to book a discount seat on Eurostar and the prices rise steeply).

    However, it costs similar to easyJet and becomes a much better deal once you take into account transfers to the airport.

    For drivers, Viamichelin is a terrific website. As well as the route, it calculates your likely fuel costs, and tells you how much to expect to pay for tolls. Impressive.

    Travel times vary for coaches surprisingly widely (up to two hours), and consider just how much you fancy eight hours in a coach before being lured by the prices.

    Group travel can be an advantage. OUIBUS, for example, offers discounts for groups of more than 10. And as for travelling by car, if several (paying) people are in the same vehicle, it is almost without question the best deal of all no matter when you travel (without taking into account any additional fees for travel insurance/ roadside assistance).

    Note too that the Man in Seat Sixty-One has an interesting option if you wish to travel by train, ferry, then train again. Surprisingly it s not the shorter route via Calais that is cheapest, but a longer way, via Newhaven to Dieppe. Read full details of his suggested train-ferry-train combination here

    Spot research comparison table in full


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    The Best Times to Travel to South America and Central America

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    The Best Times to Travel to South America and Central America

    Skip summer in Rio — December through February — when temperatures soar over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. (Photo: Images )

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    The prospect of sun, summer temperatures and sandy beaches over below freezing temperatures and snow-filled streets draw Americans to Central and South America in droves during North America’s dreary winter months. In the Southern Hemisphere, South America benefits from the exact reverse seasonal calendar as the north, and equatorial Central America also has its dry season during the North American winter. Just skip the the holiday season from Christmas through New Year’s and around Easter — crowded times when regional residents head out on vacation.

    Central America

    While Central America benefits from a tropical climate year-round, the dry season is the most pleasant time to visit the region. The main part of dry season runs from January to March, with the shoulder months December and April varying in weather quality from country to country. At the beginning of dry season, prepare for cool evening and morning weather. In Belize and Panama, the season begins later — in February — but Nicaragua and Honduras have a longer dry season, beginning in December. Outside the dry season, in addition to humidity, travelers face oppressive mosquitos, heavy rain, tropical storms and the possibility of hurricanes.

    Northern South America


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    The Freedom to Travel Language Series #argentina #travel

    #freedom travel

    Peace of Mind for Gluten Free Travelers

    Rx: The Freedom to Travel Language Series for Travelers with Health Conditions

    This exclusive new audio series puts key words and phrases you need for nutrition, access, or medical assistance in easy reach so you can go where YOU want to go with confidence. Each instructional CD and phrase book is packed with entertaining lessons and practical terms you can use in any away-from-home situation.*

    Where would you go if you knew you could ask for the TLC you deserve? Don t let migraines, food allergies, diabetes, or mobility issues hold you back from the once-in-a-lifetime experiences that are waiting for you on the road. Take back your freedom to travel with Rx: The Freedom to Travel Language Series!

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    The Magical Day to Buy Airline Tickets #travel #conditions

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    The Magical Day to Buy Airline Tickets

    Date 24 Nov 2015 | Posted by Linda Paul

    Life keeps becoming more complicated when our wishes and limited resources clash against each other. Among them is the dream to trot around the globe. Since the airfares remain sky high, we often find ourselves struggling with our dream like plans.

    The cost of flying is certainly high and you’ll witness the web brimming with expert opinions of how to get access to cheap airfares. Booking early, traveling on the holiday itself, and making use of the mileage program of an airline are some of the advices that you must have come across while booking yourself a flight.

    Since there are so many of them, we can end up in a confused state of mind because implementation of all of them can be a task!

    Among them is the famous debate of which day you should opt for to buy airline tickets.

    Yes, this is quite confusing! Since it is one of the most frequently asked questions of shoppers hoping to book a cheap airfare, it is worth finding out. Let’s see what wins for being the most hit day for booking a flight.


    You might consider it a myth until it magically starts working for you. Tuesday has become the recent talk of the town to book cheap air tickets. No, it’s not an arbitrarily chosen time of the week.

    But why Tuesday?

    Since most of the airlines start to launch their amazing sales in the closing hours on Monday or during the early part of Tuesday, you can get a fine chance of getting hold of these appealing deals. Since the aviation market has become increasingly competitive, all other airlines get into the rat race to offer even more competitive fares for their valued customers. No airline would wish to land on the fourth or later page of the web search and would happily lower their fares. The buying window for these sales is only up for a limited time and only the smarter ones will be able to access them.

    Why wouldn’t you want to avail that chance?

    Remember, Tuesday around 3 PM, ET!


    Couldn’t look for the deal you’ve been anxiously looking for on Tuesday?

    Fret not! Sunday is also a great time to buy airline tickets as claimed by many of the recent studies on this matter.

    Sunday, really. This idea was brought forward through the famous report released by Texas A M University. The report claimed that the airline fares are likely to become 5% cheaper when booked on a weekend, especially Sunday.

    This may be because of a number of reasons. Credit needs to be given to social media because discounts can be updated to the passengers during any time of the week.

    You would certainly come across contradictions in these findings as there are many loopholes that are open to criticism. The truth is, there is no perfect answer.

    So do we really need to consider the best to buy airline tickets?

    Yes, the time and date certainly matters as the fares keep changing because of the ever rising competition in the market. It is worth keeping a watch!


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    This Is How to Get the Cheapest Thanksgiving Flights #travel #to

    #how to get cheap flight tickets

    The Secret to Getting a Ridiculously Cheap Thanksgiving Flight

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    Every travel agency is saying something different, but there are some tips that aren’t up for debate

    For years, travel search engines have scoured through their dense databases to determine the best day to book your Thanksgiving flights. This year, like every year, there s a lot of mixed messages on what to do if you ve procrastinated on booking tickets. Here s what the big players are advising for cheap domestic U.S. air tickets:

    • Kayak : Book in early November, about two to four weeks before Thanksgiving.
    • Skyscanner : Two weeks prior to Thanksgiving.
    • Orbitz . This Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday. If not then, then before Nov. 18.
    • Cheapair . It depends on way too many things.

    So what s the takeaway? It s better to be safe and book flights now, but you if you re a risk taker, you can wait until the beginning of November to book your flights. But try not to wait until the week of Thanksgiving. It s also important to weigh the risks of an unexpected fare hike in light of what your benefits of waiting actually are. These hyped savings are usually only about 5 to 10% less than the average fare, which amounts to $15 to $30 if your ticket costs $300.

    In fact, since airline fares are notoriously difficult to understand. often the better question to ask is what not to do when you re booking Thanksgiving flights.

    Here are a few tips that travel search engines all agree on:

    Don t book a departure flight on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving (Nov. 26), or a return flight on the Sunday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 30).

    Airfares increase as flights get fuller, and the Wednesday and Sunday flanking the Thanksgiving holiday are when the most people are traveling. A simple airfare search shows just how much more expensive it is to book travel on one of these days. In some cases, fares are up to twice as high.

    If you have to book for Wednesday or Sunday, then book your tickets as early as possible.

    If you re locked into a Wednesday departure flight, aim for a Friday or Tuesday return flight, which is around 25% cheaper than returning on Saturday, Sunday or Monday, according to an analysis by Cheapair.

    Booking a return flight on Sunday results in the most dramatic airfare spike, and there s not really much you can do to save money other than to book your departure flight on Thanksgiving Day. But the tradeoff of sacrificing a chunk of your holiday is a discount of only about 10%, so it may make more sense to pick a different day even if it s Wednesday. In general, having a Sunday return flight means you re stuck with a sky-high ticket price.

    Consider booking a departure flight or return flight on Thanksgiving Day or both.

    If you depart and return on Thanksgiving Day, your fare may be up to 30% cheaper than the average price, according to Kayak. And even if you only depart (and not return) on Thanksgiving, those savings are particularly meaningful when applied to longer, more expensive flights. For example, flying the JFK-LAX route departing on Thanksgiving instead of the day before can save you nearly $100.

    Don t book flights in groups.

    If you re booking as a family and there are only a few flights left in the lowest fare category, it s possible the airline will bump the entire party up to the next fare category, according to Cheapair. That doesn t mean you can t travel as a family, though: you just might have to book each person s ticket individually.

    Check other smaller airports nearby.

    There s often regional and even international airports near the ORDs, JFKs and LAXs of major U.S. cities. If you re in Chicago, for example, consider Chicago Midway Airport instead of O Hare; if you re in Los Angeles, consider Long Beach Airport instead of LAX. Both are cheaper airports than their neighboring giants, according to, which ranked the nation s 101 most affordable airports.

    Check smaller airlines.

    The five biggest U.S. airlines American, United, Delta, Southwest and JetBlue all increased their base fares slightly despite lower fuel prices and a worldwide fear of Ebola. While the effect on consumers is not yet clear, it s also worth checking out smaller airlines like Spirit, Frontier and Virgin.


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    Tibet Travels, Tibet Travel Guide, Trip to Tibet. #exodus #travel

    #tibet travel

    Tibet travel

    Depicting splendour and grace in its every dimension, Tibet continues to flaunt the age-old city scenario and has religiously clunged onto its primeval culture. Visit Tibet Travel Tours offers you the once in lifetime opportunity of digging at the serene and scenic beauty of Tibet often referred to as the ‘Roof of the World’. Live the simple and earthern life of the jovial inhabitants, peep into the decades old culture and know Buddhism at its very depth that might have been restricted to only your books or stuff picturized on the social media. Lay awestruck at the mesmerizing landscapes and the far spread wildlife all canopied with a spectacular view of the majestic Mt. Everest. We’re sure its tempting. Without any further adieu book a 10 days overland tour with Visit Tibet Travel Tours that leads you right to the base camp of the towering snow-peaked Everest. There are a list of other tour plans as well that cater to all other diversities of the region, Come and join us on this amazing tour.

    Q: Why do foreigners need to get Tibet Travel Permit (TTP)?

    A: The Chinese Government requires that non-Chinese citizens (foreign tourists, Taiwan and overseas Chinese tourists except Hong Kong and Macao residents with Chinese SAR passports or Home Visit Permit), must get TTP issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau (TTB) before entering Tibet due to :

    1. Tibet’s unique national traditions

    2. Requirement for ecological environment protection

    3. Limited traffic situation and reception capacity

    4. Tourism service facilities

    It is also stipulated that foreign journalists and diplomats may not enter Tibet as tourists. Application for TTP usually takes 3 working days.

    Non-Chinese citizen compatriots are required to join a guided trip, organized in advance by an authorized travel agency. They may not travel independently.

    Q: What’s the difference between “Tibet Travel Permit” and “Tibet Group VISA”

    A: Tibet Travel Permit (TTP) is the permission for foreign tourists to enter Tibet, issued by Tibet Tourism Bureau.

    Tibet Group VISA is a special Chinese VISA only valid in Tibet. It is issued by the Chinese Embassy in Kathmandu. Tourists who want to enter Tibet from Kathmandu (Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal) must apply for a Tibet Group Visa in Kathmandu even if already holding a Chinese VISA.

    Q: If I want to enter Tibet from China mainland, what should I be aware of when applying for the Chinese VISA?

    A: We recommend obtaining the visa before leaving the home country. When applying for the Chinese VISA, we advise NOT to mention Tibet in any way on the application form. It is advisable to refer to other places in China such as Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, etc. Chinese VISA officer may reject the application otherwise.

    Q: Do I need a double/multi-entry VISA if I go to Tibet from China mainland and return to China mainland after the trip?

    A: No. Tibet is part of China, Single-entry visa would be enough.

    Q: If we want to enter Tibet from Nepal, how to apply for Tibet Group VISA? Is it possible to obtain it before arriving in Kathmandu?

    A: It is only possible to apply for the Tibet Group VISA after arriving in Kathmandu. We would need the original passport to apply for the VISA on your behalf. A special VISA is required when entering from Nepal. The extra cost is currently USD 114 and USD 198 for American passport holders. It can only be issued by the Chinese Embassy in Nepal. Our agency can apply for it on your behalf once you are in Kathmandu. The Chinese Embassy in Katmandu is only open in the mornings Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please note, in this case, you don’t need to apply for the Chinese VISA from your own country in advance.

    Step 1: Book the tour with us (contact us ) and send us the scanned copy of your passport

    Step 2: We will apply for the ‘Visa Invitation Letter’ from Tibet Tourism Bureau and send it to our Nepal office before you arrival in Kathmandu

    Step 3: After your arrival in Katmandu, our Nepal colleagues will collect your original passport directly from your hotel and apply for the Chinese VISA. It usually takes us one day to complete the process.

    Q: Is the original permit required to travel?

    Entering by train: the original permit is not required. We will email you a scanned copy of the permit for you to print. Please bring the copy with you, it will be enough to board the train.

    Entering by plane: if you are traveling from a city in mainland China, we will send the original permit by express courier to your designated address (private residence, company address or hotel). If you are only stopping in mainland China for a flight connection, a member of our staff will hand you the permit in the airport.

    For travel details

    Q: Why some of your programs choose Nepal as the door for entering Tibet?

    Q: What currency is it in use in Tibet?

    A: The legal currency is the Chinese RMB (CNY). Foreign currencies may not be used directly in Tibet although they can be obviously converted into RMB at all banks in Tibet.

    Q: How is the quality of accommodation in Tibet?

    A: Tourism in Tibet is in its infancy and the number of 4-star hotels is quite limited. Newest hotels have been built away from city centers in order to protect historical city architectures and the environment.

    Quality standards of services and facilities may not be comparable to international hotel ratings. Our agency normally reserves 3-star hotels, but we can also reserve hotels of higher or lower ratings according to your request.

    Q: Is there internet access in Tibet?

    A: Yes. Internet cafes and some hotels provide access to the internet.

    Q: Is there anything I should bring according to Tibet’s special environment?

    Bags: a large backpack and a smaller one. The smaller one can be used for daily activities and can also be put into the big one when necessary.

    It is advisable to bring a waist pack to put personal properties and documents.

    Cold-proof clothes: Air temperature can swing dramatically on the altiplano. In northern Tibet, peak temperatures rarely exceed 4-5 degrees Celsius and snowfalls are not unusual even in summer months. As a reference, local people wear thick coats all year round.

    In Lhasa, temperatures in July swing from 30 degrees at daytime to 10 degrees at night. It might snow or sleet at night, making it advisable to take some down garments (those with hats would be best), woolen sweaters, warm gloves, warm and wind-proof shoes and socks. Wearing several layers of clothing that can be easily added or removed is usually the wisest choice since temperatures may vary greatly within a single day. A down coat is necessary for those who are traveling beyond Lhasa and Shigatse into more remote areas such as the Everest Camp. A windbreaker plus a sweater will work nicely for strolling around Lhasa in summer. During the peak touristic season, frequent rainfall makes waterproof clothing and rain gears an absolute necessity. Other essentials to pack include several pairs of cotton or woolen underwear, woolen socks, long sleeve cotton or lightweight wool shirts and T-shirts. Women should avoid skirts or dresses.

    Shoes: It is very important to have a strong and comfortable pair of boots. Lightweight boots could do, but Tibet can indeed become wet quickly and our trips involve extensive walking. It is therefore strongly advisable to double check shoes fit well and are suitable for cold and wet weather. It will be handy to carry a pair of comfortable and robust sandals.

    Protection against sunburn light: As solar light during sunshine is particularly intense, sunglasses, sunhat and suntan lotions are required.

    Ladies and people with sensitive skins are particularly advised to bring high SPF sun-creams.

    Medicine: it is advisable to bring an adequate supply of any prescription medication you may use regularly, including inhalers for asthma. Most over-the-counter medicines, such as aspirin and anti-diarrheal pills, are available in Lhasa, but are more difficult to obtain outside of urban areas. If you wear contact lenses, be sure to bring enough cleaning solution for the term of your stay, since this is hard to find, and noticeably expensive, in Tibet.

    Diamox pills are believed to prevent altitude sickness.

    Please always consult your doctor prior to traveling to Tibet.

    Trekking equipments: Some trekking supplies (down and fleece jackets, boots, bags, etc.) are available in Lhasa, but it is always best to source them before departing as supplies are unpredictable.

    Electrical current: The electrical current in Tibet is 220v, AC 50 Hz. There are numerous different plug types used in Tibet. so it might be easier to purchase an adapter upon arrival.

    Q: Can I have a Tibetan guide who speaks my language?

    A: Most guides of our agency are natural Tibetan; they are all holding qualified guide license and foreign language certificate.


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    Tips for Finding Cheap Flights to Asia #jamaica #travel

    #best cheap flights

    Cheap Flights to Asia

    By Greg Rodgers. Asia Travel Expert

    Greg Rodgers is an experienced travel writer, photographer, and world nomad. In 2005, Greg traded his corporate office for a backpack and set out to see the world; he never came back.

    Crossing the Pacific is simply daunting. Anyone who has flown to Hawaii knows the pain of that long flight, particularly those flying from eastern parts of the United States. Now, take that flight and double it — Hawaii is only roughly halfway to Asia!

    With cheap food and accommodation, Asia is a great budget destination; however, one dilemma exists: getting on the ground in the first place! Unfortunately, cheap flights to Asia can be difficult to find; the ticket price proves to be a barrier for many Americans who would otherwise love to visit Asia.

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    Fortunately, there are some tricks for getting better fares, or at least reducing the pain of ticket prices a little.

    Read about how to beat jet lag — you re going to need it — then use these tips for increasing your odds of finding cheap flights to Asia!

    Get Yourself to Los Angeles

    LAX tends to have a higher volume of flights to Asia than many other US cities. Good deals from other parts of the US to Los Angeles can be found from Delta, Southwest Airlines. JetBlue, and Allegiant Air .

    Consider actually breaking up your flight in Los Angeles. For example: Rather than booking a flight from Louisville straight to Bangkok, you may find a cheaper fare by booking a flight to LAX, then taking a different carrier later that evening from LAX to Bangkok.

    San Francisco (SFO) is another great option for finding cheap flights to Asia.

    Break Up Your Flights

    As mentioned above, sometimes one carrier can fly to Asia for cheaper than another because of volume. Try using a domestic airline to get to the west coast, then switch to one of the Asian airlines for crossing the Pacific.

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    Don t be hesitant about using Asia-based airlines; they often have better food and more legroom than our own airlines!

    These Asian airlines fly out of Los Angeles and often have cheap flights to Asia:

    • Korean Air
    • Air China
    • China Southern
    • Asiana Airlines
    • China Airlines
    • EVA Air
    • Japan Airlines
    • Thai Airways
    • China Eastern
    • Singapore Airlines
    • Cathay Pacific

    Learn to Love the Budget Airlines

    Although devoid of frills — at least free ones, anyway — Asia is blessed with excellent budget airlines. Tickets between countries can often be found for less than US $50. AirAsia — based at Malaysia s new KLIA2 terminal in Kuala Lumpur — is the largest budget airline in Asia; they are your best bet for finding a cheap hop between large cities.

    Finding cheap flights on budget airlines is usually done by booking well in advance. Otherwise, sign up for AirAsia s newsletter or follow them on Twitter to find out about last minute specials.

    Always Fly Into Big Cities

    Obviously, flying into Bangkok is going to be cheaper than flying into smaller airports such as Phuket or Chiang Mai. If you find a flight into a neighboring country for significantly cheaper than your planned destination, consider taking that flight, then making a hop using AirAsia or one of the other budget airlines that fly between capital cities in Asia.

    Here are a few cities that serve as major hubs in Asia:

    Consider Ground Transportation

    Once on the ground in your target country, you have a few more transportation options. If time is less of a factor, consider taking the train or even a bus from the capital city onward to your destination. For instance, flying into Bangkok and taking the overnight train to Laos is often cheaper than just flying into Vientiane, the capital city.

    Ground transportation prices in Asia are usually excellent deals; however, be prepared for crowded buses, bumpy roads, and delayed trains in developing countries.

    Do Not Assume That All Booking Sites Show the Best Deal

    Sometimes the large flight consolidators and booking sites do not have access to small budget airlines databases; you may or may not be finding the lowest fares available, despite whatever promises are made.

    Insider Tip: Sometimes booking sites use nefarious means to make you want to book a flight faster. They may show flights for days around the day you picked as more expensive, so that you assume prices are going up. Some sites will even save your previous flight searches — because they know you want a particular flight — then add an additional amount to that flight price when you return to the site. Try clearing the cookies on your browser each time to avoid these scams.

    Use Frequent Flier Programs

    Flying across the Pacific and missing nearly 10,000 frequent flier miles is a shame; two return trips to Asia could easily net you a free flight. Chances are that you ll be hooked on Asia the first time and will want to return — why not let those miles add up?

    These airlines offer cheap flights to Asia and participate in Delta s Skymiles program :

    • Aeroflot Russian Airlines
    • China Airlines
    • China Southern
    • China Eastern
    • Korean Air
    • Malaysia Airlines
    • Thai Air Asia
    • Vietnam Airlines


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    Tickets to Nigeria Lagos #flight #and #car #rental

    #get cheap airline tickets
    # is the right place for travelers who want to get cheap tickets to Nigeria for cheap flights to Nigeria (Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and other cities in Nigeria) from United Kingdom.

    We are a reliable traveling operator, providing best air travel services and discounted packages with secure deals. Having years of experience of successfully getting people on board of UK flying to Nigeria.

    Cheap flights tickets are available from all UK airports for all destinations in Nigeria. All prestigious airlines like BA, Afriqiyah airways, KLM and Royal Air Maroc is operating direct and indirect flights are in our panel.

    We have special seasonal air fares, discount packages for group and students with most of the airlines.

    Booking a flight tickets to Nigeria is easy and simple process. Just select your air fares from the offers listed above.

    Or to search for more click “online booking” and put required information in the given form or call us at 0207 871 4545 for on the spot reservation for cheap flights to Nigeria.

    There are ample places in Nigeria to magnetize holiday lovers. It is an exotic place to spend summer vocation with limited budget, and to enjoy a delightful journey. Lagos is one of the beautiful cities of Africa. People of Lagos are humble having smile on the faces. Culture of exhibits sings of ancient African civilizations.

    If you are wondering for discounted airfares, cheap flights tickets to Nigeria from UK as well as all across the globe then reserve your tickets by us. Check our market best offers for cheap flights to Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt and Kano. You would find our services quiet able to provide best quality traveling experience with every facet of facilities.

    For complete holiday packages make an online booking with us and get quality instant solution for all your traveling needs.


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    Top tips on travel to Ireland: from handling the weather to

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    Top tips on travel to Ireland: from handling the weather to the locals (PHOTOS)

    Heading to Ireland later this year or next? There may be a few things you need to know about before you head over.

    Heading to Ireland later this year or next? There may be a few things you need to know about before you head over.

    1. Check the baggage restrictions on flights

    They can catch you out, especially if you’re flying within Europe with Ryanair and you get charged a gazillion euros for carry-on luggage. Don’t forget to Google beforehand and check out the weight and size restrictions.

    2. You’re going to need an adapter

    We’ve wonky looking plug sockets here in Ireland so if you’re making your way over you’d better stock up on the adapters. This is especially true for Americans.

    3. It’s going to rain

    It will. You might as well pack your wellies now if you’re planning to head over because in Ireland when it rains – it pours.

    There’s also a chance that the sun might actually make an appearance so don’t forget the sunglasses!

    5. We don’t all speak in Irish

    Thankfully it’s not necessary to be fluent in Irish before you arrive – English is our main language. Not many people regularly speak in Irish in Ireland unless you’re wandering around in the Gaeltacht areas.

    6. But we phrase things differently

    ‘What’s the story?,’ ‘do you want a lift?’ and ‘get the shift’ are phrases used on a regular basis here but may not mean what you think they might mean. Never fear though, we’ve a guide to Irish sayings and phrases to help you along!

    7. We complain a lot

    Usually about the weather, the banks or the government but don’t be afraid to join in – we love a good moan about the state of Ireland.

    8. We drive on the ‘wrong’ side of the road

    And by wrong, I mean the left hand side. Just in case you were planning on renting a car!

    9. Look to your right when crossing

    Following on from that, don’t forget to look to your right when you’re crossing a road. Thankfully there are now handy signs on the ground if you need a few pointers.

    10. We were born to jaywalk

    Listen, we just can’t help it. If there’s even the smallest gap in traffic we’re going to go for it.

    11. Blasphemy is illegal

    Yep, it’s true and written in Irish law – whether people actually abide by it however is another story altogether.

    12. Don’t order a ‘black and tan’ or ‘Irish car bombs ‘ in the local

    Just don’t. The barman probably won’t have any idea what you’re ordering and others may find it a bit offensive – don’t bother to risk it, safer to order a pint.

    13. Tipping not compulsory

    We’re not big tippers here in Ireland except in restaurant situations where the 10% to the waiter is almost a given. But no need to tip taxi drivers unless they’ve shown good service.

    14. If you’re planning to rent a car, don’t forget to book an automatic!

    The majority of cars in Ireland use a manual gear stick so if you’re planning to rent when you’re here don’t forget to book an automatic in advance.

    15. Booking a taxi not always necessary

    No need to call up a taxi every time you want to head somewhere, there are plenty to go around during the day. You can flag one down by stretching out the hand or just head to a taxi rank. But if you’re heading on an early morning flight home, best order one just to be sure. Taxi too expensive? Save a bit of money and take the bus instead!

    16. Buses won’t stop unless you put your hand out

    If you are taking the bus this is vitally important. But be warned, some days even putting your hand out and waving it around won’t be enough to make them stop. So don’t be surprised if you see people at the bus stop jumping up and down in desperation when the bus is in view.

    17. Prepare to be late, the buses are never on time

    No point in looking up the timetable, sometimes they don’t even bother turning up. This is particularly true for Dublin Bus whose buses randomly disappear off the timetable. You’re almost better off relying on these transport parody Twitter accounts.

    18. We tend to curse a lot

    Mind your ears, we do it without realizing! But we don’t mean it to be offensive; it just sort of slips out.

    19. We almost take pride in the state of our potholes

    Ireland’s country roads are notorious for having the regular pothole. You might as well take a crash course in rally driving before you tackle our roads.

    20. Anything over 17 degrees is considered warm

    Degrees Celsius that is, room temperature, about 65 Fahrenheit. We’ll head out in t-shirts when it’s this warm.

    21. Off-licences close at 10pm

    If you’re planning to head out or want a good night in, don’t forget that Irish off-licences, err liquor stores, close at 10pm

    22. The perfect night out ends with a 4 in 1

    What’s a 4 in 1 I hear you say? Why it’s the most delicious thing to eat after a night on the town. Usually contains chips (fries), curry, rice and some form of chicken to nom on.

    23. If you don’t want to stick out as a tourist abandon your Aran jumper

    Seriously. We don’t really wear them very often and if we do it’s probably in the comfort of our homes where we can’t be seen.

    24. Never say no to a cup of tea

    You’d be mad to say ‘no!’ We’re known for our expert tea-making abilities so grab the opportunity to have a cuppa.


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    Tourism and Travel to Cancun #tauck #travel

    #cancun travel

    Cancun Vacations

    Cancun is an open gate to your dream vacation. It boasts state-of-the-art hotel facilities among the coolest clubs, bars, and malls only a few feet away from the most beautiful beaches in the world.


    The city of Cancun is young, as are most of its permanent and temporary inhabitants. It was just a small sand barrier some 35 years ago when the plan began to develop it into the vacation haven of the 21st century. Today, Cancun consists of a medium-sized coastal city and a long, thin island connected to the mainland through bridges at its north and south ends. It features world-class resorts, hotels, clubs, and malls. It offers something for everyone, from an all-day fun party beach to an isolated, tranquil island.

    Here you’ll find everything, from ultra chic to funky laidback, from R B to techno, from tacos and cheeseburgers to fancy, mainstream standards. All tastes are welcomed and catered to in this paradise. No wonder this is Mexico’s most popular resort.

    Cancun’s beaches

    The new, great, and gorgeous beaches of white sand caressed by warm, turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea stand out as the hottest spots in town, both literally and figuratively. It’s impossible not to enjoy them so don’t even try. Put on your bikini or swimsuit, it’s time for fun under the sun!

    Topless bathing is an activity that is quietly accepted in Cancun and many of the surrounding areas along the Mayan Rivera. Total nudity is rare (as well as illegal), especially on the major beaches. Start planning your next vacation trip to the best and most beautiful tourist destination in Mexico.

    Hotel Zone

    Most resorts, hotels. and condominiums are located in the Hotel Zone, as this long strip of island is known.It is the area where it all comes together for most visitors. Kukulcan Boulevard is the main and only thoroughfare. On the west side of the island is Laguna Nichupte. a vast lagoon home to hundreds of marinas, waterfront restaurants, shopping malls, a couple of golf courses, a few islands and inlets, and the fantastic sunsets you’ll see during your Cancun vacation. The island’s energized atmosphere emanates from the middle, its heartbeat, an area known as the Party Zone featuring the bestnightclubs. bars, restaurants. and shopping malls .

    Downtown Cancun

    Cancun Centro (downtown) offers an alternative to all the glitz and hype of the Hotel Zone with some great restaurants. bars, and shopping arcades. The atmosphere becomes more family-friendly as all the people who make this paradise work live here. They are the target market and the ambience not only becomes Latin, but prices go down significantly. Your wallet will appreciate very much your visit to downtown, as the money it contains will certainly go farther there during your Cancun vacation.


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    Tours in Greece and excursions to islands. #worldwide #travel

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    Greece tours

    Sightseeing tours in Greece and Greek islands

    Taking a tour is certainly the most convenient way to explore places and sightseeings in Greece. The majority of guided Greece tours are organized in Athens. Santorini. Mykonos. Corfu. Crete and other tourist developed destinations around the country. These tours include visits to important monuments, picturesque places and occasionally interesting museums.

    Tours in Greece take place in modern, air-conditioned bus with the latest comforts and they are usually accompanied by a guide. Very fun are also the boat tours in the islands. Famous boat trips in Greece are, for example, the trip to the volcano of Santorini, to the Blue Caves and the Shipwreck Beach in Zakynthos. and from Mykonos to the sacred island of Delos. These boat trips give the chance for an enjoyable and interesting day at the sun.

    Apart from day tours, there are also multi-days tours departing mostly from Athens and Thessaloniki. These multi-day tours combine visits to interesting archaeological sites, beach destinations and picturesque places around the Greek mainland. These Greece tours packages include accommodation in upscale hotels, transfer with modern bus and occasionally half or full board.

    Greek island tours are also very popular in summer, combining many islands and departing either directly from an island or from Athens.

    If you do not like group tours, then ask for private one so that you have a less strict schedule and more freedom to organize your trip. Transfer in these private tours is made by taxi or small van if you are a large company.

    Want to make a tour by yourself? Check our Self Drive Tours to the mainland.

    Want to know who is Greeka? We are a company licensed by the GNTO (Greek National Tourism Organization) with the No 0207E60000472200.


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    Travel guide to Massachusetts #heena #tours #and #travels

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    Welcome to Massachusetts – Boston/Cambridge

    Boston: Revolutionary sites, food shopping, music, family fun

    Great Things to Do in Boston Cambridge MA

    Boston and neighboring Cambridge are among the world’s great cities. Boston is admired for its beautiful harbor, museums, food, Revolutionary history, and sports traditions, including the beloved Red Sox baseball team. Cambridge is college life, music, and theater. Tourism attractions are plentiful.

    History Culture

    Where to Stay

    Boston’s hotels offer luxury accommodations that rival any city in the world. Hotels welcome guests of every description from all parts of the world, including people visiting the city’s world-caliber universities and medical centers. Some favorite luxury lodgings include Boston Harbor Hotel, a Forbes Five-Star lodging overlooking the waterfront; the Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel, a symbol of Boston’s rich history since 1912 and close to Back Bay, Beacon Hill, and boutiques of Newbury Street; and Omni Parker House. Boutique hotels like Fifteen Beacon and the Lenox Hotel are a delightful way to stay in an intimate, European-like environment with soothing and historic charm.


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    Travel insurance: pick your way to the best policy #travel #agents

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    Travel insurance: pick your way to the best policy

    Y ou’ve booked the holiday, updated your summer wardrobe and checked the neighbours will water the plants. But have you bought travel insurance? If you are one of the millions turning to price-comparison sites to search for a policy the choice can seem baffling.

    Cash logged into to search for a Europe-only annual policy to cover two adults and two children under 16. It offered 94 policies from just 22.80. The same search on returned 95, from 24.64. The startlingly low prices are thanks to intense competition among an expanding list of providers.

    However, table-topping names were mostly unrecognisable. We scrolled past a dozen or so before coming across a well-known brand. So how do you know you are buying from a reputable company?

    Large insurers tend to trade under a range of different names, and an unknown brand could actually be backed by a company you have heard of. For example, is a trading name of InsureandGo, which is part of massive Spanish insurer Mapfre. You can check the about us section of a provider’s website to see who they are. Picking one that is part of a big insurer should give you peace of mind, says Malcolm Tarling of the Association of British Insurers.

    There is a handful of standalone players, including Explorer Travel Insurance. Traveltime,, Planet Earth and goPanda. In this case check who underwrites the policy – this is the company paying in the event of a claim, says Tarling.

    If you are buying through a comparison site, the brands are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and you are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

    In the unfortunate event you pick a small brand and it goes bust, the scheme will step in. We may first try to transfer the policy to another insurer, says a spokesman. If there is a claim already in process, we may be able to offer compensation, but this would be on a case-by-case basis.

    Whether a provider pays out is what consumers really want to know. The Financial Ombudsman Service received, on average, 43 complaints a week in the year to April 2014, ruling in favour of the consumer in more than half the cases.

    One of the most common reasons for a claim being rejected is when an insurer relies on a particularly restrictive or onerous term in the contract.

    A spokesman for the ombudsman says: Should the worst happen, keep a note of any correspondence. Keep electronic copies of your policy saved to your email account so the documents can be accessed wherever you are in the world. Taking pictures of an incident is another great way to record what’s happened.

    Complaint disputes make it important to consider how companies deal with customers. Look for 24-hour helplines, and check online forums to see if there are any comments about a brand. offers star ratings beside policies from independent financial researcher Defaqto. Some of the cheapest are only awarded one star out of a possible five. Consumer ratings are also a useful way of understanding which companies look after their customers. Of 20 travel insurers listed by consumer group Which? it only recommends Saga and Marks Spencer Bank based on customer feedback.

    Fairer Finance, a service set up to help consumers choose the best financial products, ranks insurers based on what customers think of the brand, how good they are at handling complaints, and how transparent they are. The best score highly across all of these areas.

    Among travel insurers LV=, First Direct, Tesco, Amex, M S and Saga are gold-rated, while Aviva, HSBC, Staysure and the AA are silver-rated.

    It’s worth going to a comparison site first to see what the cheapest available policies are – but if you don’t see any of these brands it could be worth going to them directly, says James Daley, founder of Fairer Finance.

    Before any search make a list of what cover you need in a policy, says Tarling. If you are unsure if the policy will pay out for your needs, you could also call a broker. A list of these is available at They can advise you of the right policy for your requirements.

    Graeme Trudgill, executive director of the British Insurance Brokers’ Association, says: Numerous brands listed on comparison sites are actually brokers. You could give them a call to check the policy definitely covers your needs – they will have different types and strip down the cover to get a competitive quote.

    Here are some relatively unknown insurers that may crop up: ■ Staysure: This is a specialist insurance broker for the over-50s known for being prepared to cover holidaymakers with cancer or other serious pre-existing medical conditions. Staysure has above average happiness and trust scores from customers on Fairer Finance – in spite of having the longest policy document of all travel insurers (at almost 38,000 words).

    BigBlue Cover: Listed by Which? as offering attractive rates with a good level of cover for singles, family and couples. It is part of the larger Rock Insurance Group.

    TopDog Insurance: Surprisingly, it isn’t a pet insurer. Cover is underwritten by Mapfre, which has a below average record on complaints handling, says Fairer Finance. In the last six months of 2013, the Financial Ombudsman received 310 complaints about Mapfre compared to 115 for Saga. Its policy documents are among the longest – at a little over 25,000 words.

    Explorer Travel Insurance: It specialises in insurance cover for over 65s. It is listed by Which? as providing among the best value European single trip policies for those over 80 with a good level of cover.


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    Travel To Antarctica – TravelMagma blog shown in 982738 blogs #travel

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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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    Travel to Canada – Canadian Consulate #hotel #travel

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    Travel to Canada

    If you are a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident of the U.S. consult the Government of Canada visa requirements or the Travel Canada for information about entry requirements. If you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, you may need a visa even for a one-day trip. Before you mail your visa application to the Canadian consulate, make sure that you have a travel signature from the current semester on your I-20 or DS-2019 form. (The Canadian Consulate will only accept visitor visa applications by mail. It is not possible to apply in person. ) Read the following information carefully. If you have any questions about returning to the U.S. please contact the U-M International Center.

    Entry to Canada

    You may need to apply for a visitor visa to enter Canada. See the list of countries.

    For more detailed information concerning Visitors Visas, refer to Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

    View the Consulate General of Canada’s Fall 2012 presentation Entering Canada to Visit, Work, Study, or Live .

    Return to the United States

    When traveling outside the United States, you need to have the proper documents to return. If your dependents (J-2/F-2) in the U.S. will travel without you, they will need their own travel documents.

    For all applicants, including tourists in the U.S. you should prepare the following documents:

    • Paper or print-out of electronic Form I-94 (please click on the link for instructions) with D/S notation or with an unexpired date (D/S means duration of status)
    • A valid passport containing your most recent U.S. visa. If you have obtained a new passport since you arrived in the U.S. you will need both the new and the old passports.

    If your U.S. visa has expired, you may reenter the U.S. from Canada if:

    1. You have not traveled to a country other than Canada;
    2. You did not stay in Canada longer than 30 days; and
    3. Your visa has not been canceled (not the same as expired) by a cancellation stamp or by automatic cancellation of any U.S. law (e.g. after the Gulf War, visas issued by certain countries were considered canceled);
    4. You were not denied a U.S. visa at the U.S. consulate in Canada during this trip; and
    5. You are not a citizen of Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Sudan, North Korea or Cuba.

    For 4 5, please read the detailed information in the travel advisory.

    For F-1/J-1 and F-2/J-2 dependents, you should also have:

    • The signature of Designated School Official (for F-1/F-2 ) on page 3 of your original I-20 or the signature of Responsible Officer/Alternate Responsible Officer (for J-1/J-2) on your original DS-2019 (under Travel Validation by Responsible Officer ).
    • The program completion date (Item #5 on From I-20/Item #3 on Form DS-2019) is later than your intended date of return from Canada.

    Special Notes for F-1/J-1 students and J-1 scholars

    1. We will not be able to endorse your I-20/DS-2019 (nor your dependents’ I-20/DS-2019) if you have completed your program (e.g. degree, Academic Training, OPT, research) and would like to travel to Canada during your grace period.
    2. An F-1 student in OPT following completion of studies who travels to Canada temporarily (less than 30 days) can be admitted to resume employment for the remainder of the authorized training period, provided the student presents the endorsed I-20 and an unexpired EAD .

    Last reviewed: 10/15


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    Travel to Amsterdam #costa #rica #travel #packages

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    Travel to Amsterdam

    Cheap Flights to Amsterdam

    Cheap flights from within Europe and direct flights from outside Europe are readily available, serving Amsterdam airport Schiphol Europe s fourth largest and located just a few kilometers from the city center.

    Ferry to Amsterdam

    Boat travel is a viable option for travelers coming from the U.K. and Scandinavia. Scandinavian Seaways connecting to Amsterdam via Newcastle, P O North Sea Ferries via Hull and Stenaline via Harwich all offer ferry and holiday cruise services for those looking for an alternative approach to the city.

    Train Travel to Amsterdam is a popular option within Europe with Inter City connections to and from Brussels. London. Paris. Hamburg and Berlin (each 6 hours) as well as Belgium and Frankfurt (3 hours). All other destinations in Holland are located no more than 2.5 hours from Amsterdam by rail. Rail passes and other discounts are widely available and reservations are highly recommended.

    International Buses arrive and depart at Amstel Station approximately 10km south of the city. A metro line from Amstel station conveniently connects visitors with the city center. Eurolines ( is Europe s largest and most extensive coach service with competitive fares and routes to and from every city on the continent.

    Arriving by Car is fairly straightforward, however driving and parking in the city are not. The A10 Ring (Ringweg) encircles the city and receives all major freeways. Drivers from the north should exit the Ringweg at the Ij-Tunnel Exit for quick access to the city center. Exit at Jan van Galenstraat if coming from the east and at Nieuwe Utrechtseweg from the south and west.


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    Travel Tips: When is the Best Time of Year to Visit

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    A Complete Guide to Deciding When to Book Your Paris Vacation

    By Courtney Traub. Paris Travel Expert

    A native of the notorious San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, Courtney Traub now divides her time between Paris and the UK.

    A freelance writer, reporter, and editor who’s worked for print, web, and radio outlets, Courtney enjoys aimless strolling around her favorite Paris neighborhoods. old movies on crackly screens. and the endless challenge of polishing her French .

    When planning a trip to Paris. one of your most pressing questions is likely to be when is the best time to go? If you re set to visit Paris for the first time, you may be persuaded that the much-lauded Paris in the springtime is the obvious choice– but depending on your budget, tolerance for large crowds, and your personal centers of interest, another time of year may in fact suit you much better.

    Similarly, if you ve been to Paris before, you may wonder whether a fall or winter visit will be worthwhile, given rumors of cold, bitter conditions and gloomy, unsociable locals. The reality, though, is far more nuanced– the winter holiday season in Paris offers plenty of light and celebration as the city lights up for Christmas and other winter holidays. In the fall, meanwhile, events like the Montmartre Wine Harvest (Vendanges)  and Nuit Blanche. an all-night arts and culture event that sees crowds throng the streets for free exhibits and performances, bring the city to life in a memorable way.

    As a long-time resident of the city of light, my own perspective is that every season here has its charms and pitfalls, pros and cons– as they do anywhere else, of course! There s no ideal time, in short, and deciding when to book is a highly personal decision that will depend on a number of factors.


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    Travel to Ecuador #airline #tickets

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    Travel the wonderful country of Ecuador – Book your Hotel and Flights

    If you are planning to travel to Ecuador, you might find this section helpful. There is so much to see and do in this incredibly beautiful country that many don t even know where to start. The travel section will help you to get an idea of how to get to Ecuador, where to stay, how to get around and what to see and do. It will also tell you exactly what you will need to get around the country and a little about the country


    The two main airports in Ecuador are located in Quito and Guayaquil. These are the only airports that are capable of handling international flights. There is also a smaller airport in Cuenca and domestic flights in Ecuador are usually between these three cities.


    There is quite a wide range of accommodation types available in the country. You can choose from ranches, haciendas, lodges and hotels in Ecuador.

    Car Hire

    Car Hire in Ecuador is straightforward and there are quite a few car hire companies operating in the country. The vast majority are based in Quito.


    There is a wide range of activities in Ecuador that cater to both tourists and locals. Whether you are a thrill seeker or a more subdued vacationer in pursuit of relaxation, you can be sure you’ll find something in Ecuador that will appeal to you.


    From churches to natural wonders, there is a vast array of attractions in Ecuador. You can shop at local markets, climb volcanic peaks or better still, enjoy a jungle tour in the world famous Amazon jungle. There are also quite a few national parks where you will be able to get up close and personal with local flora and fauna.


    The travel essentials section covers everything you need to know about passports, visas, weather conditions and your personal health. It also lets you in on a few safety tips. Every visitor to Ecuador needs to know these essentials.

    Key Facts

    If you ever wanted to a bit more about Ecuador, this is the place to find it. Key Facts on Ecuador are listed and expounded on to help you get better acquainted with this wonderful country before you leave home.


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    Travel to Argentina #value #world #travel

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    Travel to Argentina

    Argentina Luxury Vacations with A K

    Combine colossal glaciers, mighty waterfalls and wide-open plains. Add sensuous tango, tantalizing Malbec wine and a dash of European flair. This is Argentina, a mélange of elements best experienced with A K’s blend of top-notch service, luxury hotels and expert insiders.

    Travel to Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, a modern metropolis buzzing with energy and European panache. Stroll through neighborhoods such as historic San Telmo and fashion-forward Palermo, and get lost in the fascinating Recoleta Cemetery, Eva Peron’s final resting place. Argentina’s famous tango originated in Buenos Aires, and on an A K Argentina luxury vacation, enjoy a VIP seat at a spirited show in Carlos Gardel’s former haunt.

    West of Buenos Aires is Mendoza, the country’s famous wine region. An A K independent tour whisks you inside private vineyards for a taste of Argentina’s premium wines. Journey north to witness powerful Iguazú Falls, more than 275 breathtaking cascades plunging down verdant cliffs. Travel to Bariloche, Argentina’s “Little Switzerland,” and experience the Alpine charm of this pocket of Patagonia. Venture deeper into Patagonia and behold natural splendors such as the dazzling Perito Moreno Glacier and Cape Horn’s abundant wildlife.

    Regardless of which direction your Argentina vacation takes you, rest assured that A K’s travel expertise means you will discover this diverse South American country in inimitable style and comfort.

    Explained: Iguazu Falls

    Discover Iguazu Falls with an inside look at this majestic beauty. Read more on A K’s blog .


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    Travel to belize #heena #tours #and #travels

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    Belize. [1] formerly the colony of British Honduras. is the only country in Central America without a coastline on the Pacific Ocean (only the Caribbean Sea to its east), and the only one in the region with English as its official language. The country is located between Guatemala to the west and south and Mexico to the north.

    Understand Edit

    With a long Caribbean coast, Belize is culturally similar to many of Britain’s former West Indian island colonies, with a majority creole/(Afro-European mixture) or Afro-Caribbean population. Inland are the native Maya people, and especially in the north and northwest of the country Spanish is often spoken. In the south east along the Caribbean coast live the Garifuna (Black Caribs) an Afro-Amerindian culture. German speaking Mennonites also call Belize home.

    World class attractions include exploring the lush jungles with exotic plants and animals, deep sea fishing, swimming, snorkeling and diving in the Caribbean sea with its attractive reefs, and visiting the Mayan ruins. Income levels are still very low and the infrastructure is very basic. The Belizeans are very proud and friendly to visitors and the tourist industry grew greatly in the last decade.

    History Edit

    Like the neighboring parts of Guatemala and Mexico, this area was settled for thousands of years by the Maya people. They are still here, an important part of Belize’s people and culture. While the Spanish Empire claimed the area in the 16th century, the Spanish made little progress in settling here. The British settled first on the coast and offshore islands for logging. In 1798 British Belizean forces defeated a Spanish attempt to drive them out in “the Battle of St. George’s Caye”, whose anniversary is still celebrated as a holiday each 10 September.

    The colony of “British Honduras” grew in the 19th century. At first Africans were brought in as slaves, but slavery was abolished here in 1838. Many refugees from the 19th century Caste War of Yucatan escaped the conflict to settle in Belize, especially the northern section.

    The government of Guatemala long claimed to have inherited the Spanish claim to Belize; the territorial dispute delayed the independence of Belize until 1981. Guatemala refused to recognize the new nation until 1991.

    Belize escaped the bloody civil conflicts of the 1980s that engulfed much of Central America, and refugees from the conflict in Guatemala arrived, mostly settling in the west. While Belize has not been immune to the rampant drug crime and grinding poverty of its neighbors it is a comparatively safe destination in a conflict prone part of the world.

    Tourism has become the mainstay of the economy as the old agricultural products — sugar, banana, and oranges — have lost ground. The country remains plagued by high unemployment, growing involvement in the South American drug trade, and increased urban crime. In 2006 commercial quantity oil was discovered in the Spanish Lookout area.

    Climate Edit

    Tropical; very hot and humid; rainy season (May to November); dry season (February to May). Hurricanes season (June to November) brings coastal flooding (especially in south).

    Terrain Edit

    Flat, swampy coastal plain; low mountains in south. Highest point: Victoria Peak 1,160 m. Lowest Point: Caribbean Sea, at 0 m.


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    Travel to canada #hotel #for #cheap

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    U.S. Relations With Canada

    More information about Canada is available on the Canada Page and from other Department of State publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet.


    The United States and Canada share two borders and their bilateral relationship is one of the closest and most extensive in the world. It is reflected in the high volume of bilateral trade–more than $2 billion a day in goods and services–and in people-to-people contact. About 300,000 people cross between the countries every day by all modes of transport. In fields ranging from security and law enforcement to environmental protection to free trade, the two countries work closely together on multiple levels, from federal to local.

    U.S. defense arrangements with Canada are more extensive than with any other country. The Permanent Joint Board on Defense provides policy-level consultation on bilateral defense matters. The United States and Canada share North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) mutual security commitments, and U.S. and Canadian military forces cooperate on continental defense within the framework of the binational North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

    The Beyond the Border initiative outlines a cooperative vision for perimeter security and economic competitiveness. The United States and Canada work in partnerships within, at, and away from our borders to achieve enhanced security and accelerate the legitimate flow of people, goods, and services between our two countries. The effort also includes collaboration in areas such as counterterrorism, aviation and maritime security, health security, visa screening, trusted traveler and trusted trader programs, emergency management, critical infrastructure protection, and cybersecurity. Extensive law enforcement ties include collaboration in risk assessment/analysis, incident management, and coordinated messaging. Successful joint law enforcement programs with Canada include the Integrated Border Enforcement Teams (IBET), Border Enforcement Security Taskforces (BEST), and the ShipRider Integrated Cross Border Maritime Law Enforcement program. The Cross Border Crime Forum (CBCF), chaired by the U.S. Attorney General and the Secretary of Homeland Security with Canadian counterparts, meets regularly. More recent efforts include improvement of cross-border law enforcement radio interoperability.

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) conducts preclearance operations at eight Canadian airports, allowing air travelers to complete customs and immigration procedures before boarding their flight to the United States. The two countries intend to enhance preclearance operations and expand them to cover land, rail, and ferry/cruise travel as part of the Beyond the Border Action Plan.

    The United States and Canada cooperate to resolve and manage transboundary environmental and water issues. A principal instrument of this cooperation is the International Joint Commission, established under the 1909 Boundary Waters Treaty. Under the Columbia River Treaty, Canada and the United States jointly regulate and manage the Columbia River as it flows from British Columbia into the United States. The two countries cooperate on a range of bilateral fisheries issues and international high seas governance initiatives, and are both founding members of the Arctic Council.

    The bilateral Clean Energy Dialogue is charged with expanding clean energy research and development, developing and deploying clean energy technology, and building a more efficient electricity grid based on clean and renewable energy. These efforts will reduce greenhouse gases and combat climate change in our shared air environment. Canada is an ally of the United States in international climate change negotiations. Canada participates in the multilateral Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate; the Asia Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate, which aims to accelerate clean energy technologies in major industrial sectors; and the International Carbon Sequestration Leadership Forum, which researches effective ways to capture and store carbon dioxide.

    U.S. Assistance to Canada

    The United States provides no foreign assistance to Canada.

    Bilateral Economic Relations

    The United States and Canada share the world s largest and most comprehensive trading relationship, which supports millions of jobs in each country. Canada is the single largest foreign supplier of energy to the United States. Canada is the third largest holder of oil reserves after Saudi Arabia and Venezuela and is the only non-OPEC member in the top five. Canada and the United States operate an integrated electricity grid under jointly developed reliability standards. Uranium mined in Canada helps fuel U.S. nuclear power plants.

    The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) among the United States, Canada, and Mexico has reduced trade barriers and established agreed upon trade rules. It has resolved long-standing bilateral irritants and liberalized rules in several areas: including agriculture, services, energy, financial services, investment, and government procurement. The Regulatory Cooperation Council seeks to stimulate even more trade by increasing bilateral regulatory transparency and cooperation and eliminating unnecessary differences and duplication that hinder trade and investment.

    Canada and the United States have one of the world s largest investment relationships. The United States is Canada s largest foreign investor, and Canada is the third-largest foreign investor in the United States. U.S. investment is primarily in Canada s mining and smelting industries, petroleum, chemicals, the manufacture of machinery and transportation equipment, and finance. Canadian investment in the United States is concentrated in finance and insurance, manufacturing, banking, information and retail trade, and other services.

    Bilateral trade disputes are managed through bilateral consultative forums or referral to NAFTA or World Trade Organization (WTO) dispute resolution procedures. Canada has challenged U.S. trade remedy law under NAFTA and the WTO dispute settlement mechanisms. Canadian goods are exempted from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act s Buy American provisions. The United States has encouraged Canada to strengthen its intellectual property laws and enforcement. In October 2012, Canada joined the United States and other countries in negotiation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership regional trade agreement.

    Canada s Membership in International Organizations

    In addition to their close bilateral ties, Canada and the United States cooperate in multilateral fora, including international efforts to combat terrorist financing and money laundering. The two countries belong to a number of the same international organizations, including the United Nations, NATO, WTO, G7, G20, Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Organization of American States, and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum.

    Bilateral Representation

    Bruce A. Heyman is the U.S. Ambassador to Canada; other principal embassy officials are listed in the Department s Key Officers List .

    Canada maintains an embassy in the United States at 501 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001 (tel.202-682-1740).

    More information about Canada is available from the Department of State and other sources, some of which are listed here:

    Department of State Canada Page

    Department of State Key Officers List

    CIA World Factbook Canada Page

    U.S. Embassy: Canada

    History of U.S. Relations With Canada

    Human Rights Reports

    International Religious Freedom Reports

    Trafficking in Persons Reports

    Narcotics Control Reports


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    Travel to italy #free #travel

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    Travelling in Italy

    Once in Italy, trains, automobiles, and to some extent coaches and buses, can be used to get around.

    The railway system is good and inexpensive. Owned by the state, it’s called Ferrovie dello Stato (abbreviated FS), but trains are operated under the  brand name “Trenitalia”. Most trains carry  first  and second class.  First class seats often recline, there are fewer seats per car, and there is more space for luggage. On some Premier Trains, the price of a first class ticket includes a meal. Second class accommodations are less expensive, but not as spacious, as there are more seats per car.  Seat reservation is now compulsory on faster trains (i.e. Eurostar, EuroStarCity, and InterCity).  On other, slower categories of trains (Regionale, Suburbano) it is not possible to reserve seats.  Purchase your train ticket before getting on the train, and stamp it before boarding at one of those small yellow machines on platforms.  Traveling without a ticket (or failure to stamp it) can result in a €50 fine (payable on the spot to the conductor by non-residents).   There are often long queues at the ticket office of the railway stations. To beat the crowds, you can buy your ticket at one of the ticket dispensing machines that can often be found in station halls or on platforms, or visit a travel agency — most travel agencies in Italy sell train tickets, at no commission.  It is also possible to buy your tickets up to 2 months in advance of your trip, and if you travel on an Eurostar, EuroStarCity, and InterCity you can buy your e-ticket (referred to as “ticketless” mode) on line on

    To find information and the facility to buy on-line rail tickets in Italy, many visitors choose Rail Europe. Rail Europe are  long-established specialists on rail travel in Europe, and on their website you can find point-to-point rail tickets for single journeys from one destination to another in Italy, as well as tickets for Premier Trains and Passes. Their website address is:  Rail Europe site serves North American residents only. Note, however, that you will  pay your ticket at a heavily marked-up price (because you are not buying from the rail company directly, but rather from a re-seller) and that their website does NOT list all trains on a given line.

    Buses are valuable for reaching destinations not serviced by trains, but a nationwide coach operator, like Britain’s National Express, or America’s Greyhound, simply does not exist in Italy.  Long distance coach service is available only on a few routes, and information is difficult to find. For example, has coach services from Rome and Milan to Siena (actually, it is even possible to take their buses from Milan to Rome, with a change of bus in Siena). has buses from Turin to Milan, Malpensa airport, and the Val d’Aosta, and connects Milan to the Val d’Aosta. has regional services in various areas of Italy (notably from Florence to Siena) as well as  a few long distance links. operates several long distance services between several cities in Northern Italy and the South. operates various (mostly seasonal) bus links between Milan and various resorts on the seaside and in the Dolomites. has services in central Italy, such as Ravenna/Rome, or Perugia/Milan, and others.

    If you want to wander off the beaten track a bit more, hiring a car is an option. To hire a rental car there are agencies at every international airport, but it is best to arrange the rental with your travel agent at home or on-line through an agency. Some of the Italian rental agencies are affiliated with international agencies that you may be familiar with such as Hertz, Avis, Budget, Milan Car Hire, Sixt, Thrifty, or you can use a brokerage website.  Prices are similar to rentals in big cities in America. Make sure that the price quoted includes the Value Added Tax. Also, the Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), that is optional in America where you have insurance, may not be optional in Italy. and for those who intend to begin and end in different cities, there are drop-off charges. Finally, Europeans usually drive cars with manual transmissions, and you will pay a premium price for the few automatics they keep for tourists.

    Driving in Italy should best be done if you are willing to see it as an adventure, spend some time looking at maps, tolerate getting lost, and develop a different way of managing traffic. In Italy roads are good. Motorways or freeways are excellent (sometimes built on incredible systems of mountain tunnels and viaducts), but they are not always free.

    Tip: On most motorways or autostrade (singular: autostrada) there is a toll to pay (cash or by credit card), but superstrade an other major national roads are free.  The main motorway is the A1, although Italians seldom identify their autostrade by numbers, but rather by their two terminals, like Firenze/Mare (Florence/Sea), or Turin/Milan, or by a nickname: ‘autostrada del sole’ is the A1 from Milan to Naples, ‘autostrada dei fiori’ is the A10 from Genoa the French border, etc. You’ll find a lot of useful information about driving in Italy on the website of the largest  highway operator:

    When driving in Italy. especially in the busy cities, you really do need to keep your nerve about you. Italian driving can be disconcerting for foreign drivers as they tend to use their horns a lot and in true Italian style, gesticulate wildly at fellow motorists. Their style of driving can seem a little bit chaotic if you are not used to it, and you will not always be given much warning about what another driver intends to do before they do it.

    Also, note that many cities have established limited access areas, usually in the most central districts (ZTL or zona a traffico limitato).  The signage at limits of those areas is not always adequate, but access is controlled by CCTV systems, and unauthorized access is  punished by heavy fines, often delivered to the home of the foreign driver a long time later. In some cities (such as Milan) access to the center is permissible upon payment of a ‘pollution charge’  — see


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    Travel to Morocco #gap #year #travel

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    Travel to Morocco

    Morocco Luxury & Private Tours

    Since 1966 we at The Best Of Morocco are proud to be Morocco’s premier in-country luxury tour operator who work hard to give you a rewarding, authentic, and unique cultural experience. Throughout your private tours in Morocco you’ll be in great hands; our expert drivers and guides work with you to keep each day flexible, take you off-the-beaten path to see the best places, enjoy the history and culture, lounge in luxury trendy riads, meet the friendliest people and above all have the best Moroccan experience you will treasure forever.

    Explore The Best Morocco Trips

    High Quality Service

    Where to go in Morocco?

    If you have not taken trips to Morocco before (often mis-spelt as Moroco or Morrocco), look at our About Morocco  and Holiday Destinations  sections to learn more about this colourful country, the contrast of the Sahara desert with fertile valleys, the snow capped Atlas mountains and the Atlantic coast.

    See our Morocco Tour Packages for some example itineraries on which to base your holiday; you are welcome to book one of the trusted tours or let us custom design a personal Morocco trip for you based on your budget or time frame.

    Our trips to Morocco also offer a range of activities for particular interests such as golf  and cooking. private honeymoon packages as well as walking, 4×4 and camel treks safaris that will take you deeper into the wonderful countryside and villages of Morocco. All these can be found in the Specialist Holidays  section.

    Our Holiday Extras  section includes the services needed to glue your private holiday together -Car Hire. perhaps with a driver, and excursions  that can give you a feel of the country while having a fixed base.

    Holiday Booking

    We advise that you discuss your Morocco trip itinerary with us first before booking flights to ensure that your flight choice does not compromise your itinerary.

    Please do Email us or call our office in Marrakech on 00212 6 6719 5783 to discuss your proposed holiday

    We do not have online booking as we prefer to be sure we are providing you with an itinerary that is achievable, and because we book accommodation only when you request it, with many of the riads owners preferring to keep manual control over their bookings. To book your Morocco trip, please telephone or email us, and we will then check the availability of the luxury accommodation and packages that make your holiday. (How To Book has more details about our booking procedure.)

    Your accommodation in Morocco

    All the accommodation featured is selected and visited by our staff, who will advise and help you to create your perfect itinerary.

    We only book accommodation at time of sale so you do not pay for unused allocation, and we offer an excellent and varied selection.

    To find a luxury hotel or riad in Morocco that has been recommended to you, follow our Hotels And Riads  link (which also explains the design of a ryad).

    All our accommodation pages give a price for a holiday at that hotel (including flights and transfers). While it is harder to give an exact price for packages with a more varied itinerary our online quotation will give you a guideline price so that you can compare hotels and pass your preferences onto us for advice and an accurate price.

    When you find a hotel that you may like to stay at, use the ‘add to shortlist’ button near the hotel picture to add it to your private list of preferred hotels. This list is at the top left of your screen, and can be viewed on the Online Quotation page. You can select hotels from this list to get a guideline cost for your holiday.

    This site has many photographs to give you a feel of what trips to Morocco are like and of the accommodation we offer – don’t miss the ‘more pictures’ button located by the main picture of each page. You may also like to request a copy of our colorful travel brochure displaying a selection of the accommodation and tours we offer.


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    Travel to Germany #tickets #flight #cheap

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    Flying to Germany

    The national airline is Lufthansa (LH) ( ). Prices for flights to Germany vary considerably according to the season June to August being the most expensive and the winter months (Christmas and New Year excluded) being the cheapest.

    The new Berlin Brandenburg Airport is scheduled to open in March 2013, around 18km (11 miles) south of central Berlin itself.

    From London to Frankfurt/M is 1 hour 15 minutes, and from New York is 8 hours 30 minutes.

    Airport guides

    Travel by rail

    There are excellent connections between Germany and other main European cities. For more information, contact Deutsche Bahn in the UK (tel: 0871 880 8066; ).

    Eurostar (tel: 08432 186 186, in the UK; ) is a service provided by the railways of Belgium. the UK and France, operating direct high-speed trains from London (St Pancras International) to Paris (Gare du Nord) and to Brussels (Midi/Zuid). It takes approximately 2 hours 15 minutes from London to Paris and approximately 2 hours to Brussels (via Lille ).

    From Brussels, there are direct connections to Cologne and Frankfurt. and onward high speed trains to all major German centres. Journey time between Paris and Frankfurt has been cut to less than four hours.

    Rail passes:

    InterRail: InterRail Global Passes can be sold to travellers of any age and are valid for travel in up to 30 European countries. There are two InterRail Global Pass types to choose from: ‘flexi passes’ and ‘continuous passes’. A flexi pass entitles you to unlimited travel on a fixed number of days during your trip. A continuous pass entitles you to unlimited travel every day of your trip. With a One Country Pass you can choose from unlimited travel on one, four, six or eight days of your choice during a month. Available from Rail Europe (tel: 0844 848 4064, in the UK; ). There are discounts for under-25s and over-60s.

    Eurailpass: Offers broadly the same freedoms as the InterRail Passes, but is for sale solely to non-European residents. Tickets are valid for 15 days, 21 days, one month, two months or three months. Available from The Eurail Group ( ).

    The recently opened 140km (87 miles) TGV Rhine-Rhône line has quickened journey times from Lyon into Germany.


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    Travel to peru #srm #travels

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    Natural Wonders of Peru

    Macaw Clay Lick in Tambopata

    A spectacular natural show. The number of birds at the lick is not correlated with the number of people observing the lick. This means that approximately the same number of birds go to the clay lick regardless of the number of people. Find out more

    Includes Cuzco city tour, full day to Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu full day,accommodation, guided tours, train tickets.

    Special rates from $ 551

    Ideal for your transit between international and domestic flights. One night accommodation, transfers in/out.

    (4 Days) 43 Km trek leading to Machu Picchu. Includes all services for camp, meals, mountain guide, porters, entrances, train tickets.

    Lima, Arequipa, Colca Valley and Colca Canyon, Cuzco and Machu Picchu. Includes accommodation, guided excursions, train tickets, transfers.

    Special rates from $ 801

  • Posada Amazonas (4D/3N) Introductory nature tour to Amazon richest rainforest. Tambopata area. Includes transfers, accommodation, meals, guided tours in the jungle.

    Special rates from $ 486

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    Travel to Turkey, Tours to Turkey, Turkey Tour Operator #rathimeena #travels

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    With so much to see and do in Turkey, multiple trips may be in order. Across the country, remnants of an extraordinarily dense history shape city skylines, tumble down slopes and over plains, and ripple under fields of wildflowers. Natural wonders keep pace with the cultural from mountains to seas, with some otherworldly sights between. Then there’s the food! And the shopping! Book Turkey now and book often.

    Turkey is located in southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia (that portion of Turkey west of the Bosporus is geographically part of Europe), bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Georgia, and bordering the Aegean Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, between Greece and Syria. Most of the Turkish landmass is in Asia and is known as Anatolia and 3% is in Europe and known as Thrace. Surrounded by six major bodies of water, Turkey has 8,000 km of coastline (from north to south: the Black Sea, Sea of Marmara, the Bosphorus, the strait of the Dardanelles, the Aegean and Mediterranean Seas). Turkey borders Armenia, Georgia, Bulgaria, Greece, Syria and Iraq. The highest point in Turkey is Mount Ararat at 5,166 meters and the source of both the Tigris and Euphrates rivers is in Turkey.

    Turkey is a secular, democratic state governed by the rule of law; committed to the nationalism of its founding father Atatёrk and based on the principle of the separation of powers. The executive power is in the hands of the president and the Council of Ministers, the legislative body is the Grand National Assembly, and the judicial branch is made up of independent, supreme and judiciary courts.

    Turkey is a world leader in the production of hard-shell nuts (especially hazelnuts), figs, apricots, vegetables, grapes, tobacco, wheat and cotton and is among the leading countries in textiles and ready-to-wear clothing production. The leather processing industry is also very developed.

    While 99% of the population of the population is Muslim, Turkey is a secular state that guarantees complete freedom of worship to non-Muslims.


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