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ABC Travel Guides for Kids names TOP 5 US Family East Coast Beach Destinations for 2014

PHILADELPHIA. May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Atlantic City rolls out the red carpet for families and takes our top spot.

1. Atlantic City, New Jersey AC is within a day’s drive of 1/3 of the country’s population. AC’s unique attractions include a Surf School and the country’s third tallest lighthouse. Even transportation is unique: Jitneys and Rolling Chairs. More adventurous? Consider a Helicopter or Parasailing adventure. But this resort city offers so much more: Joe Holiday’s magic show, Steel Pier, Ripley’s Odditorium, a White House (famous for submarines), Tony’s and Gilchrist for breakfast. Ready for the original salt water taffy and fudge? It started here with Steel’s, James and Fralinger’s. The Caesars Pier water show, Boardwalk Hall light show and the Waterfront Sculpture Walk are hidden treasures. The AC Sheraton’s location (near the Tanger Outlets) is the perfect launching pad to DO AC.

2. Miami Beach, Florida We love Miami in the summer because the water is so warm. Miami is about great food and diverse culture. Start with a Grace Della food tour to learn about Miami’s culinary history. The Seaquarium and Jungle Island shows are exceptional, as is the new PAMM . Don’t miss the attractions of the Historic Redland Trail . For food we love The Pub, Big Pink and Casola’s for pizza. The place to stay in Miami Beach is The Palms Hotel Spa .

3. Cape Ann, MA An hour north of Boston. Cape Ann has two of our favorite beaches, Good Harbor and Wingaersheek. Gloucester is a hard working fishing port that blends incredible food, art, shopping and culture into everything it does. Tour Beauport and Hammond Castle. then take a harbor cruise. Eat at The Gloucester House, Woodman’s and the Clam Box. Neighboring Rockport and Bearskin Neck have been hot spots for years. Rockport Inn Suites is a great spot to stay.

4. Rehoboth Beach, DE The bandstand and boardwalk are loaded with fun family shops, restaurants and more. After the beach head to Funland then Nicola Pizza . We also love Thrashers Fries, Capriotti’s, and the Ice Cream Store. Rent a house and bikes or consider one of the great lodging choices in the area.

5. Outer Banks, North Carolina It’s all here from Spooky Blackbeard pirate stores on Okracoke Island. to Orville and Wilbur Wright in Kitty Hawk . Ferry rides and jumping around from town to town provides adventure. Wildlife and sports enthusiasts will enjoy fishing, birding, kiteboarding, wind surfing (no place beats this place), wild horses, lighthouses and more. Awful Arthur’s Oyster Bar in Kill Devil Hills is a family friendly dining option but OBX has many great options.

ABC Travel Guides for Kids is the premier producer and publisher of all-in-one alphabet, activity and souvenir guides specifically designed for kids.

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Top Ten Budget-Friendly Vacations for Families

I traveled the world as a writer and climber before I had children, never realizing how inexpensive it was going solo. Now, with a family of five, even the thought of taking everyone out for dinner makes me cringe. Contemplating airfare and several nights of lodging? Forget about it! But, as my children frequently remind me, family vacations are important. There’s the quality time spent together away from offices, phones, email, and daily chores; the wonderful memories; and, of course, the laughter and fun.

To help you connect with those all-important familial things, we profile ten locations for family vacations that won’t break the bank. A priority is age-appropriate activities that aren’t mind-numbing for adults or boring for kids, and we also try to mix in a blend of physical activity, education, and sightseeing opportunities. National parks like Yellowstone are always good choices, but don’t ignore urban areas with eye-opening sights and stimulating museums. Affordable accommodations are important, as is accessibility. Australia is wonderful, but plane tickets are generally not cheap. And of course, safety is key even families who desire something exotic don’t need the added stress of an impending coup or temperamental volcano.

A few ways to stretch your vacation dollar:

Although rising gas and airfare prices make everything more expensive, there are still deals on transportation. Some hubs, like Miami, Los Angeles, and Seattle, always seem to attract sale-priced tickets. And sometimes you can get deals on local attractions and lodging with airline promotions. Flying alternative routes, having a flexible schedule, or adding a stopover can keep ticket prices down.

Getting the most bang for your buck can be as simple as a close-to-home destination, which will reduce a significant portion of your travel expenses. Driving can be cheaper than flying even at today’s prices, as the minivan doesn’t charge by passenger.

When you make reservations for restaurants and lodging, always say, “I’m looking for budget-conscious deals for a family vacation do you offer group discounts?” Families are an important demographic in the tourism industry, and more organizations realize that being family-friendly pays. And when booking reservations, don’t forget discounts provided by membership organizations (AAA and AARP are obvious, but many other groups, from bike clubs to schools to small-business organizations often qualify for discounted rates).

Also be sure to look for lodging where kids stay free. Many tour companies offer per-person discounts if you share your room with kids. Some hotels charge a nominal fee for a folding cot, but you can buy lightweight, highly packable sleeping bags for a fraction of the cost of a second room and put kids on the floor. To cut down on food costs, seek restaurants with kid’s menus. Some restaurants, especially those in family-friendly resorts, let young children eat for free. Get a room with a refrigerator by preparing some meals yourself, restaurant tabs won’t be so high. And hotels with free breakfast buffets offer no-cost access to the most important meal of the day.

When you reach your destination, consider transportation options. Good mass transit can save big dollars on rental car costs. Consider renting bikes, mopeds, or even golf carts (local traffic permitting). And don’t rule out boats, trains, or even walking!

Published: 23 May 2012 | Last Updated: 21 Dec 2012

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Airfare.com

Online since 1996, Airfare.com offers cheap flights and cheap hotels reservations. Airfare.com offers specially negotiated, deeply discounted airline tickets up to 70% off.

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This is a long and involved story but suffice to say, Airfare.com have swindled me out of roughly $3800 over the last 18 months. I booked a flight from New Orleans to Australia about 18 months ago and found I was unable to fly about 2 weeks before my flight was due to depart. After lengthy negotiations with Airfare.com and the airlines I was supposed to fly with (who were helpful but unable to do anything since the booking was through a third party), I was able to keep my credit and change my flights, at great expense of course (I think the fee to change my booking was somewhere in the order of $800). While this was prohibitively expensive, since the original flight was also pricey (several thousand dollars), it seemed worthwhile.

Cut to a few weeks ago, when I found out through my lawyer that I would be unable to fly due to my current visa status. Essentially, leaving the United States at this time could result in me being disallowed to re-enter the country, so in her own words “it’s not worth the risk”. I try to do the right thing and contact Airfare.com to let them know I need to cancel, not really expecting to get any credit back. More than anything, I was trying to do right by this company and the airline. It’s a pain when passengers no-show. So I call the number of the Airfare.com website. The first THREE times I call, I’m put through to a customer service rep who, after saying ‘hello’, doesn’t speak to me at all. I don’t know if the call dropped (it was still connected?) or whether they just didn’t feel like working. But either way, by the fourth time I called, I was pretty annoyed.

I tried to explain the situation to the customer service rep who seemed more interested in talking over the top of me. He told me in no uncertain terms that I could NOT get any credit back on the flight and when I asked to speak to a supervisor, he initially refused. It wasn’t until I told him very calmly and firmly that I knew I was entitled to speak to a supervisor that he finally put me on hold and transferred me. By the time the supervisor got on the line, I had decided that there was no reason for me to speak to another rude, helpful person in a call center on the other side of the world. Previous reviewers are right, it’s near impossible to speak to a fluent English speaker who works for this company. When I asked the supervisor if I could be transferred to someone in an office in the United States, she simply said “No”. About 5 times.

Finally, she told me to just email. At this point, I was so annoyed that I agreed. Not only was the connection bad/muffled but nobody spoke anything better than broken English. And they seemed more interested in reciting a script than listening to what I was actually asking them. Email seemed preferable. Upon emailing Airfare.com, I was told that I would have to pay A CANCELLATION FEE. I didn’t get around to finding out how much the fee was because at this point, I firmly emailed them back and told them “Haha, no way. I’ll just no-show if that’s the case.” They then proceeded to call ME about 6 times even though each time, I told them very firmly that I was not going to pay to cancel my flight and that I would appreciate if they stopped calling me.

Finally, I called Delta and Virgin to find out if I could do anything on their end. Guess what? They had NO RECORD of my booking. I am not currently listed in their system (as of today, November 9 2015), despite the fact that I am supposed to fly out of the United States on a Delta/Virgin flight on November 30th. In the words of the Delta rep, “your third party hasn’t paid us for the flights yet”. Even though I booked over 18 months ago. Right. In short, AVOID. This company says they are based in Washington, they are not. They are based in India. It’s impossible to speak with someone who is fluent in English. They will give you the runaround and charge you excess fees whenever they can. And it seems like even if I had turned up to the airport and tried to board my flight on the 30th, there’s a good chance the airline would have had no record of me as a passenger! Not worth it. I wish Kayak would stop using them as a suggested third party.





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Top Lesbian Vacation Destinations to Visit #pinpoint #travel

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2. San Francisco, CA

San Francisco is one of the most beautiful cities in America and a gay and lesbian mecca. Visit Alcatraz, ride a cable car. stroll through Golden Gate park, check out the gay scene in the Castro and visit the historic City Hall where for weeks gays and lesbians lined up to get married in 2004.

4. Palm Springs, CA

Palm Springs is where the gay guys and girls go to enjoy splashing in the pool on hot sunny days, playing a round of golf and partying all night at one of the many gay-friendly night clubs in town.

5. Seattle

Walk the street of Seattle s Capitol Hill District and you re sure to see a lesbian or two riding her bike, working in a coffee shop or shopping for sex toys at Toys in Babeland. Visit the Pike St. Market and take a ride to the top of the Space Needle. Catch a Seattle Storm WNBA game or check out the hot local music scene.

6. New York City

New York City is the most diverse city on the planet. Whether you want to take in a Broadway show or visit the birthplace of the modern gay and lesbian rights movement, NYC offers something for every lesbian. Spend time in Greenwich Village or take a ferry to the Statue of Liberty.

7. Key West, FL

Key West, Florida is known as one of the most gay and lesbian friendly vacation destinations. At the very tip of Florida, Key West has warm beaches, beautiful coral reefs and a diverse gay and lesbian community. Gays and lesbians own many of the businesses and restaurants in town, including art galleries, book stores, resorts and tour companies.

8. Portland, Oregon





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Top Africa Tours – Travel Guide & Vacation Packages #airlines #ticket

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Best Tours in Africa

VoyageTrek connects discerning travelers with award-winning tour companies. You provide the basics, then we’ll find the best travel expert for your needs to book your tour.

For hundreds of years, a Grand Safari tour of Africa has marked the epitome of adventure for the well-heeled and bold. Sate your wanderlust on a whirlwind journey into the heart of the world’s second-largest continent. While Africa remains no less romantic and exotic than ever, tremendous advances in transportation and the encroachment of modern technology have made tourism more accessible and comfortable than in days of old. Once isolated and wild, sleepy Africa is gradually awakening to the world tourism. Indulgent resort-style vacation opportunities exist alongside the spartan camp-tent treks of old, affording the more enjoyable outdoor experiences with all the comforts and pampering of mainstream travel.

Perhaps the most surprising and enjoyable facet of Africa is its diversity. From the culture of its people to the natural landscape, Africa’s vastness is reflected in the tremendous range of variety to be found there. Africa’s boundaries contain both the world’s largest free-standing mountain (Mt. Kilimanjaro), and the Djibouti’s Lake Assal, the second-lowest place on Earth. The saltiest lake outside Antarctica is here, as well as the hottest place on the globe. The cradle of human civilization can be traced to Africa, as can thousands of years of history that came after: the pyramids of Egypt, the Roman theater of Libya, and Old Mogadishu all stand witness to the passage of time. From the vast wilderness of the Serengeti or the salt pans to the bustling, modern cities of South Africa, just about every degree of life is represented.

Your modern-day African adventure will encompass all sorts of diversions, from camping beneath the stars, white-water rafting, hot air balloon safaris, and jungle treks to fine dining and exploring world-class museums. Natural wonders, manmade marvels, and a dizzying assortment of animal life await you here. Africa’s a big place, and visiting everything it has to offer is well outside the ability of any one traveler. Rest assured, though, that anywhere you go, you are guaranteed a voyage you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Africa Top Sights

Kenya

The game parks of Kenya set the standard for exotic beauty. Prominent among them are Masai Mara, which is contiguous with Tanzania’s Serengeti, and the storied Nairobi National Park. Lions, cheetah, and leopards abound in Masai Mara, which is also famous for fantastic viewing of the annual wildebeest migration. Perhaps the best way to experience this extraordinary movement is above, by hot air balloon! Nairobi is one of the fastest-growing cities in Africa, in addition to the home of the eponymous national park. Dance all night in the bustling Westlands district, where both expats and locals come to party, or bargain for treasures at the hectic and colorful Maasai market. Another must-see: Sibiloi National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of tremendous archaeological significance for the discoveries it has yielded towards our understanding of the origin of man.

Madagascar

A world of curious, but undeniable charm awaits you in Madagascar. You’ll come face-to-face with the most famous Malagasy residents: lemurs! There’s nearly a hundred different species of these quirky cuties, the stars of the show on any jungle trek. Take a sunset cruise in a pirogue while staying in “Tana,” the capital, and tour the hilltop palace of Ambohimanga. World-class snorkeling and sunbathing can be found on the island getaway of Nosy Be, as well as tours of ylang-ylang plantations fragrant with the intoxicating perfume of a million golden blossoms. The old royal city of Fianarantsoa features exquisite Arabian minarets and winding alleys reminiscent of hand-tinted picture postcards. Wine tours and shopping the historic market are prominent attractions here. Then ascend to the strange, compelling limestone peaks of Tsingy de Bemaraha, a UNESCO World Heritage Site distinguished by untouched wilderness and fascinating ecotourism.

South Africa

Cosmopolitan, historic South Africa is riddled with cultural diversity and scenic loveliness. It is one of the most liberal areas of the continent, and a popular tourist destination. Cape Town derives its name from the original Portuguese name, “the cape of good hope,” and is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Just about everything you could ever want in a vacation can be found in Cape Town: cable car rides to the top of Table Mountain, worshipping the sun from the sweeping beaches of False Bay, wine tasting, and deep sea fishing. Diverse, huge Johannesburg is richly steeped in history. Learn about gold mining (in which South Africa corners the world market), visit the old fort at the base of Constitution Hill, or pop in on the sleek beauties at Lion Park. You’ll want to watch your oranges in Addo Elephant National Park, in the Eastern Cape region, where the gentle giants for whom the preserve was named and created will snatch treats right from your car! A 4×4 tour of the park affords ample opportunities to view zebras, buffalo, leopards, and rhinos.

Tanzania

Tanzania is a real up-and-comer in the world tourism scene, and with good reason. The wilds of this equatorial paradise beckon with enormous game reserves, exciting safaris, and the promise of nights spent beneath the starriest skies you can imagine. The cauldron of Ngorongoro Crater is a singular marvel, a mixing bowl of tens of thousands of wild animals sheltered by the steep lip of the caldera. The highly endangered black rhino can be spotted here, along with lions and bull elephants. The endless plains of the Serengeti offer the chance to safari by car, foot, or hot air balloon! You can lunch beneath a shade tree and sneak a peek of zebra and wildebeest. There’s no better viewing spot of the Great Migration. Gaze upon the snow-capped peaks of Mount Kilimanjaro, and brave a climb to the top. The ascent, while lengthy, is not especially demanding as far as mountain climbing goes—this makes it quite popular and widely accessible. Or escape to the spice island of Zanzibar, a paradise of sparkling seas and white sand located twenty-two miles off the mainland.

Botswana

Exclusive, luxurious, and unspoiled… there is nothing quite like Botswana. Private safari camps afford the chance to brush with wildlife from the lap of luxury. You’ll sip champagne within a traditionally-styled camp tent, and peek at giraffes and exotic birds while basking poolside beneath the Southern African sun. Encounter bushmen on the fringes of the vast Kalahari Desert, and scoop up hand-crafted treasures like seed jewelry and books of art. You’ll roast dinner over a roaring fire beneath the endless expanse of the night sky, forging new friendships and cementing old ones for a lifetime. Safaris of the Okavango Delta offer glimpses of meerkats, Nile crocodiles, lions, and hippos amidst stunning natural beauty. The vast, inhospitable salt pans of Makgadikgadi are the largest in the world. The dry savanna is home to ostriches, plovers, flamingos, and zebra, and off road tours by bike or quad vehicle are popular. On the opposite end of the topological spectrum is the verdant jewel of Chobe National Park, The “big 5” game species (elephants, lion, leopards, buffalo, and rhino) live here, and high-end safari lodges situated in in midst of the park give you the chance to get up-close and personal with these grassland superstars.

Zambia

It has been said that the closest thing to a taste of “real Africa” can be found in Zambia. While outstanding safaris, authentic tribal villages, and numerous cultural celebrations all beckon visitors, the real star of Zambian tourism is Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World. Called “the smoke that thunders,” the falls are both breathtakingly wide and precariously deep. Canoeing the peaceful waters above the falls and white-water rafting the turbulent rapids below both offer excellent opportunities to enjoy Vic Falls all day long. Plentiful food and drink and great company are hallmarks of either type of adventure. Sunset cruises of the Zambezi are romantic and lingering, a must-do activity for couples. Thrillseekers can bungee jump or gorge-swing with the natural advantage of the heights, or take a helicopter tour for a slightly less hair-raising aerial appreciation of the sights.





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Top Ten Budget Beach Vacations

Experienced world travelers will no doubt point out that I didn’t pick the cheapest of the cheap beach locales for this compilation of top budget beach vacations. After all, why not include Goa, India; Mombasa, Kenya; Lombok, Indonesia; Koh Phi Phi, Thailand; or Nha Trang, Vietnam? I agree, you can usually find a hut on the beach at those destinations for less than ten bucks a day; however, take into account the cost of a long flight and the luxury of time that most travelers don’t have and it turns into a much pricier endeavor. So, for practical purposes, I’ve limited my choices to the best budget beach vacations in North and Central America, with a special shout-out to Brazil. Now you have no excuse not to lather on the lotion and throw down your beach towel.

10. Destin, Florida

The Florida Panhandle is a coveted place that Southerners would prefer to keep to themselves. With a 100-mile stretch of sugary sand that fronts the Gulf of Mexico, and a fair share of golf and tennis, who can blame them? In Destin, the heart of the Panhandle, wake up early in the morning and take a stroll with the pelicans and sandpipers on the beach just as the fishing boats head out to sea. Feel free to join them and drop your own line to catch snapper and grouper. Later, discuss your day’s adventure at one of Destin’s dockside caf s. The blues and country music is always live and the fish and oysters always fresh. Stay at the Wingate. where room prices, with continental breakfast, start in the double digits in the off-season.

9. Outer Banks, North Carolina

Lining the North Carolina coast, the Outer Banks consists of barriers of sand 150 miles long and never more than a few miles wide. These islands serve as welcome mats to the Atlantic and all her treasures. Forage the sea for a bounty of bluefish, flounder, and drum, or walk the wild dunes, a naturalist’s playground. Close to 400 species of birds, from native Carolina wrens to wintering bald eagles, can be found here, along with otters and sea turtle colonies. Add five lighthouses and you have yourself a seaworthy destination that even a pirate like Blackbeard (a former resident) could call home. Landlubbers will want to visit Kitty Hawk, the site where Orville and Wilbur Wright learned how to fly, and the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island. For clean, affordable lodging close to the beach, you can do no better than the Driftwood Motel on Cedar Island, where rooms start at $65 a night.

8. Huntington Beach, California

Most folks equate Orange County, California, with chi-chi Laguna Beach and all the celebs and young retirees who reside here. Yet just a wee bit north of Laguna is the far more affordable Huntington Beach, popular with the surfer crowd. Make the International Surfing Museum your first stop and then see if any hot-doggers are doing their stuff over by the pier. It won’t be hard to find your own slice of paradise since Huntington Beach boasts eight miles of uninterrupted waterfront. Stay across from the beach, on the Pacific Coast Highway, at the Sun n’ Sands Motel. where rooms start at $129 a night and the restaurants in town are just a short walk away.

7. Cape Ann, Massachusetts

Wise-faced fishermen sew their nets in the early hours of the morning on the docks of America’s oldest fishing port, Gloucester. In nearby Manchester-by-the-Sea, couples and families stake their claim to exquisite Singing Beach, tucked away in a cove and backed by cliffs and precariously perched mansions. Welcome to Massachusetts’s lesser known cape, the one locals don’t want you to know about, Cape Ann. Forty miles north of Boston (reachable by commuter rail), Cape Ann beckons sun worshippers to its long stretches of sand. When you tire of the sun, head to the village of Rockport, known for its shops, galleries, and restaurants. Or try a famous lobster-in-the-rough joint, Woodman’s in Essex, the seafood shack that created the fried clam on July 3, 1916. Stay at the Wingaersheek Motel. which has discount beach passes to nearby Wingaersheek Beach, a family favorite. Rooms start at $100 a night in summer.

6. Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Let the affluent spend gobs of money on the Pacific coast at familiar resorts like the Marriott and Four Seasons while travelers in the know follow the surfers to the Caribbean coast of this Central American country. At Puerto Viejo, you can walk on deserted beaches all the way south to Panama. The town has a laid-back, international appeal, with top-notch South American, Costa Rican, and Italian food. South of town, there are a number of bungalow-laden lodgings within easy walking distance of the beach, where rooms rarely exceed $85 a night. Check out La Costa de Papito or Playa Chiquita Lodge .





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Top European train trips

By Joe Minihane, for CNN Travel – 11 February, 2013

There’s something magical about boarding from a rail platform in London and disembarking in Paris, or breaking out a bottle of wine on an overnight train for a romantic weekend in St. Petersburg.

Glacier trains, lake views and mountain passes … Europe’s best train journeys second as destinations unto themselves.

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London to Avignon

London’s Eurostar connection has made hopping on the train to the continent a far more enjoyable alternative than venturing out to the city’s crowded, retail-obsessed airports.

This gorgeous, long-distance route to southern France’s former papal seat can be done direct in the summer in less than six hours, with service every Saturday.

Non-direct journeys involve a swift change in Lille, adding just half an hour to the journey time.

A stretch through the Kent countryside gives you a brief glimpse of one of England’s prettiest counties before the train rolls on at 300 kph through eastern France, with beautiful views of vineyards and ancient towns.

Take the early train and you’ll be there in time for a leisurely glass of Chateauneuf.

From £264 (US$399) round-trip; uk.eurostar.com

Geneva to Milan

For the majority of this four-hour trip you’ll be looking out at spectacular views of Lake Geneva before racing across alpine meadows bordered by colossal snow-topped mountains.

The train passes through the towns of Lausanne and Brig, where you can jump off and take the stunning Glacier Express, which takes seven and a half hours to chug along endless switchbacks to the ski resort of St. Moritz.

No worries about tight schedules: Swiss railways are among the most punctual in the world.

From CHF181 (US$195) round-trip; www.sbb.ch

Le Train Jaune, Pyrenees

You can lean from the open windows to feel the breeze.

Resembling the sort of toy train you’d find in a model village,  Le Train Jaune, the “yellow train,” is a century-old institution that offers spectacular views of the Pyrenees.

It’s also an ideal way for skiers in this corner of France to reach the area’s excellent resorts.

Running between the mountain villages of Villefranche de Conflent and Latour de Carol, the train creeps up to a height of 1,600 meters above sea level during its three-hour ascent, crossing original suspension bridges and forts that helped defend this border region long ago.

From €34 (US$42) round-trip; discovergirona.net

Berlin to Moscow

A classic route between two of eastern Europe’s most powerful and beguiling cities.

This day-long trip strikes east to the nearby Polish border, through the Polish cities of Poznan and Warsaw before traversing Belarus via Minsk and entering Russia.

Vast, snowy winter landscapes are what really make this a must-do in the frigid months of the year. Second-class private berths are snug, with two bunks and a fold-down chair, while swankier first-class berths come with a TV and wine.

Note: You’ll need a transit visa for getting through Belarus.

Zurich Airport to Arosa

Rightly billed as the world’s most beautiful airport transfer, this route, via a quick change to a smaller regional service in the town of Chur, is the perfect introduction to Switzerland.

The journey from Chur passes through the town’s postcard outskirts before heaving itself up impossibly steep hairpins.

The views are top notch, with mountain passes and snowy forests in every direction.

The real highlight comes when the train glides across the Langwieser Viadukt, 60 meters above the thundering River Plessure.  The world’s first reinforced concrete viaduct, it’s a marvel of Swiss engineering.

There’s simply no better way to ease into a week on the slopes.

From CHF23 (US$25) round-trip; www.sbb.ch

Sofia to Belgrade

You won’t want to sleep through one of the continent’s most fascinating train rides.

You can grab a bunk and take a sleeper on this jaunt through the Balkans, but you’d be missing out on one of the continent’s most fascinating views.

Starting in Bulgaria’s increasingly popular capital, the eight-hour day train offers a fascinating glimpse into how this recently troubled part of Europe still has one foot in the past.

The rolling stock is Communist-era vintage and some of the guards still wear Yugoslavian uniforms, while the views range from  idiosyncratic Orthodox churches to the kind of Old World agricultural landscapes you probably thought had died out in Europe some time in the mid-20th century.

From 26 BGN Lev (US$18) one-way with Interrail pass; www.countryconnect.co.uk

Helsinki to St. Petersburg

This seriously swift route cuts through evergreen forests with views across arctic lakes in the summer.

This snappy route used to take five and a half hours on creaking Soviet-era carriages before new Allegro high-speed trains slashed journey times by two hours in 2010.

There’s a proper restaurant car for indulging that “high roller traveling through eastern Europe” vibe, while the service is as good as you’ll find on any train on the continent.

Currently there are four trains a day, with plans to get the overall ride down to just three hours total in the next few years.

From €144 (US$194) round-trip; www.vr.fi





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Top 10 Travel Essentials

By Nancy Parode. Senior Travel Expert

Nancy Parode’s travel and cultural articles have appeared in print magazines, such as Military Spouse and Northern Virginia. and on several websites, including Sixty and Me, IntoWine.com, The World I Online and NotForTourists.com. Nancy also blogged about military life for HometownAnnapolis.com, the website of Annapolis, Maryland’s The Capital newspaper. Tripping.com named Nancy’s Senior Travel blog here at About.com a Top Travel Blog in the Senior Travel category, and About.com’s Senior Travel website made Discover Corps ‘ list of Best Baby Boomer Travel Sites for 2105.

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10/11/2017

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Top MBA Colleges in Bangalore #mba #bangalore, #mba #colleges #in #bangalore,


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Top MBA Colleges in Bangalore

ISBR Business School Bangalore is located in Electronic City, one among the fastest growing locality in Bangalore with huge industrial base of both small and large scale industries.

ISBR was set up under the aegis of Bangalore Educational Trust established in the year 1990. Bangalore Educational trust is a charitable Trust built with an objective to serve the society at mass for the betterment of the nation.

At ISBR the focus goes beyond education. ISBR aims to prepare students for life – ingraining in them the psyche of the eternal student – Making them a Leader; A Leader who is ever a learner, driven by thirst for knowledge; a passion to excel and ignited with the desire to achieve success – Success for Life.

ISBR BANGALORE CAMPUS

ISBR Bangalore has a state of art Campus which offers corporate atmosphere to every student to groom before entering the corporate world to harness their skills and ability. ISBR Campus is a Solid granite buildings that dot the campus are sheltered under a canopy of trees. Well maintained gardens and buildings, air-conditioned Seminar Halls, Panel Room, Conference Hall, Assembly Hall, Auditorium, Health Club, Kiosk and all the requirements of an institute of higher learning are the unique features here.

PHYSICAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Stress-free learning classrooms, seminar halls, board rooms, discussion rooms, with modern furniture, OHP, LCD & DLP Projectors, multimedia enabled lecture facilities, and exclusive facilities for tutorial workshops make studying at ISBR a pleasure.

ACADEMIC INFRASTRUCTURE

The academic infrastructure at ISBR leverages the best of the multi-disciplinary faculty, demographically varied student body, relevant specializations, in-depth projects, case studies, research and publications to deliver a unique academic experience to students.

INTELLECTUAL INFRASTRUCTURE

Knowledge Centre, Library, Audio Video Media Room, Communications and Broadband enabled Wi-Fi campus, Library which is open round the clock with over 5000 titles on management, a hundred-plus leading management journals such as Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, etc. a large database of case studies in text and multimedia for deeper understanding and research. Affiliations with premier library in the city

MBA Program – Two Year Full Time

Mysore University – NAC A++ Graded, UGC, Ministry of HRD, Government of India
(Specializations – Human Resource Management, Finance Management, Marketing Management, Information Technology, International Business)

The MBA Program at ISBR aims to develop professional managers with the strong conceptual fundamentals and application skills required currently to manage businesses and that of the future, while giving them the vision to determine what the future will be. This Program is offered through an UGC recognized University as its Outreach Partner / Onsite Academic Partner. Students to choose right MBA Colleges in Bangalore need to go through the complete details of their university & the program based on the campus of their choice.

The curriculum, by any standards, is rigorous. Assignments, live and simulated projects, periodic evaluations and demanding academic schedules ensure that the student develops skills in managing time and working efficiently and effectively. This is what makes managers from ISBR stands out from the rest of MBA Colleges in Bangalore, a cut above the rest in challenging situations.

PGDM Program – Two Year Full Time

Approved by AICTE, Ministry of HRD, Government of India
Dual Specialization (Specializations – Human Resource Management, Finance Management, Marketing Management, Information Technology, International Business, Operation)

The PGDM curriculum is set apart by three distinct dimensions: Extensive corporate interface; unlimited knowledge access and an unwavering focus on the future.

The PGDM program is very unique not only in its contents but also in its delivery and students have an opportunity to spend one entire semester at a foreign partner university which are the most respected hallowed portals of world class education. They live and study amongst almost a hundred different nationalities and learn to integrate into a diverse multi ethnic & multi racial environment.

This is indeed education at its very best, academic pursuit at its highest.


04/11/2017

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Gartner: Top 10 cloud storage providers #top #cloud #computing #providers


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Gartner: Top 10 cloud storage providers

According to a Gartner survey. about 19% of organizations are using the cloud for production computing, while 20% are using public cloud storage services.

That means there’s a pretty good sized market for the cloud, and specifically cloud storage. Gartner predicted in 2012 $109 billion was spent on cloud computing. a 20% increase from the year before.

But the cloud is a big industry too, with a lot of vendors seemingly having a cloud strategy today. So where do potential customers start? Recently, Gartner released a list of the top 10 cloud storage providers, based on enterprise capabilities. Below is a description of each, based on pros, cons, strengths and weaknesses.

Amazon Web Services

Like many other aspects of cloud computing, Amazon Web Services is considered a market leader in cloud storage. It’s been an early and aggressive player in the market and its services drive offerings from competitors, Gartner says, while its pricing is the “industry reference point.” Its Simple Storage Service (S3) is the basic object storage, while Elastic Block Storage is for storage volumes. AWS keeps innovating too. Earlier this year AWS announced Glacier, a long-term, low-cost archival storage services. More recently, at its first-ever user conference, AWS announced Redshift, a cloud-based data warehousing service.

AWS has challenges though, Gartner notes. While it has a tool to link on-premise data to its cloud, named AWS Storage Gateway, the ability to create hybrid storage architectures that span both on-premise storage options and AWS’s cloud is still largely a work in progress, Gartner says. AWS is an innovative company that continues to release products and services to round out its already-market leading position though. With services geared to specific vertical industries, most notably the federal government agencies with its GovCloud service, it has a wide breadth and depth of cloud storage features and services.

AT T’s Synaptic cloud storage service is aligned closely with EMC’s Atmos storage service, which is used as an on-premise storage system. This creates an opportunity for AT T to sell into the strong EMC customer base, and gives customers hybrid cloud capabilities with a leading storage vendor. Gartner says this has been focused mostly on small and midsized businesses though. Still, AT T claims it has recorded double-digit growth in its service, with several billion objects stored in its cloud. AT T Synaptic already spans multiple regions, which customers can choose to take advantage of, with plans by AT T to expand the service globally, with Europe being the next stop. Customers using AT T’s VPN service are freed from ingress and egress charges when using the company’s cloud service.

Google Cloud Storage

Launched in 2010, Google Cloud Storage is the underlying storage service for the company’s other cloud products and services, including Google App Engine – the application development platform – Google Compute Engine, and BigQuery, which are cloud-based virtual machines and a big data analysis tool, respectively. Customers access Google Cloud Storage through a restful API and the service is available in both the U.S. and Europe. Holding the company and its cloud storage platform back though is a relative lack of significant sales and support targeted at enterprise customers, Gartner notes. That leaves Google Cloud Storage ideally suited for sophisticated customers willing to set up and manage the deployment, and specifically developers looking for large storage capacity for Google applications.

HP announced the public beta of its cloud storage platform debuted in May of 2012 and it’s meant to work in tandem with both its compute and content delivery network (CDN), which it recently partnered with Akamai on. The storage platform is based on OpenStack technology and HP offers free 24/7 call and chat support on top of 99.95% availability guarantees. “Among OpenStack-based cloud storage providers, HP is well-positioned to understand enterprise IT storage requirements, due to its extensive hardware, software and service offerings,” Gartner notes. “However, since HP Cloud Object Storage is new, HP must evolve and refine its architectural, geographical and service offerings.” The system automatically replicates data across three availability zones for resiliency (which customers can choose to do in Amazon’s cloud), and HP says having information running on its hardware both in the public cloud and on customers’ premises makes for easy hybrid cloud setups.

IBM’s cloud storage is part of its SmartCloud Enterprise offering, which includes other services such as cloud-based application development and infrastructure. Gartner says the biggest deficiency is the lack of integration among the various aspects of IBM’s SmartCloud offering though. For example, IBM markets its cloud for backup and recovery, but those services do not use IBM SmartCloud Object Storage on its backend. Part of this could be because IBM partners with Nirvanix, another cloud storage provider, to run the SamrtCloud Object Storage. The disparate nature of these services under the IBM SmartCloud umbrella could create “silos of capabilities” for various services, Gartner warns. But, IBM has committed to more tightly integrating its products and services together. Its experience in selling to major IT enterprise shops gives it a significant advantage in becoming a major player in the large enterprise cloud storage market.

Internap’s history is as a managed service and collocation provider, but it has more recently emerged as a cloud player as well. Its AgileFiles cloud storage system is based off of the OpenStack Swift storage platform and is available in the U.S. Europe and Asia, with plans for future expansion. To differentiate its service, Internap has attempted to layer on advanced networking features to the service, such as a Manager Internet Route Optimizer (MIRO), which analyzes the performance of the possible routes to deliver content and chooses the best one. Gartner says its lack of enterprise presence is the biggest limitation holding the company back.

Behind Amazon Web Services, Microsoft’s Windows Azure Blob Storage may be the second most widely-used cloud storage service, Gartner predicts. It now boasts more than a trillion objects and is growing at 200% per year, Gartner says, while supporting a broad range of features including object storage, table storage, SQL Server and a content delivery network (CDN). Azure’s Blob storage is in a pricing “race to the bottom,” with Amazon, Google and Microsoft each dropping prices consistently during the past year to offer the most competitive prices among the three competitors. Gartner calls Microsoft a “fast-follower” of feature roll outs behind Amazon as well. Its tiered support options are appealing to large enterprise customers, Gartner says, providing customers a hands-on fee-based support team. Microsoft has bulked up its storage chops too by recently purchasing cloud storage gateway vendor StorSimple.

A pure-play cloud storage provider, Nirvanix is solely dedicated to this market. Gartner says that’s great for companies looking for data-intensive storage needs, but could be a drawback for customers looking for an all-inclusive vendor that would provide compute services on top of a storage platform. Nirvanix has some appealing characteristics though, including the ability to have public, hybrid or on-premise Nirvanix-powered storage services, and an all-inclusive monthly billing cycle with premium support options, a clear aim for enterprise customers, but one that may turn away small and midsized businesses that may prefer the a la carte pricing.

Rackspace is another major player in the cloud storage ecosystem, with its Cloud Files service augmented by a robust set of accompanying services, including compute infrastructure and a CDN network powered by Akamai. For high-performance storage needs, it has Cloud Block Storage, which has high input-output capabilities. Rackspace works heavily on the OpenStack open source project and its services closely follow OpenStack developments. Because of its work in the OpenStack environment, Gartner says Rackspace public cloud storage services integrate nicely with OpenStack-powered on premise clouds, creating hybrid cloud services for customers.

Softlayer’s Cloudlayer object storage system is based on the OpenStack Swift platform that accompanies a range of other services offered by Softlayer, including compute and CDN. Softlayer also has a storage-area network (SAN) offering and an international presence, with data center locations in its headquarters of Dallas, along with Amsterdam and Singapore. Its lack of support and turnkey deployment cycles, Gartner says, has meant that the product has not caught on wildly with the enterprise market yet though.

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17/10/2017

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Top Web Development Courses in Maryland #top #web #development #schools


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There are schools offering web development courses in Maryland!

Around 0.0% of Maryland ‘s graduates graduate from web development degree programs every year. In other words, every year an estimated 16 web developers graduate from Maryland’s 6 web development schools.

Top Schools

Johns Hopkins University, which was ranked 12th nationwide in 2010, is the top-ranked school in Maryland that has a web development program. It is located in Baltimore. In 2010, no students graduated from Johns Hopkins University’s web development program. Johns Hopkins University charged in-state students $40,680 in tuition fees per year.

University of Maryland-Baltimore County, which was ranked 31st nationwide in 2010, is the second-ranked school in Maryland that has a web development program. It is located in Baltimore. In 2010, 0 students graduated from University of Maryland-Baltimore County web development program. University of Maryland-Baltimore County charged in-state students $9,171 in tuition fees per year.

The third-ranked school in Maryland with a web development program is University of Maryland-University College, which is located in Hyattsville. In 2010, it was ranked 87th nationwide. In 2010, 15 students graduated from University of Maryland-University College web development program. The tuition rate at University of Maryland-University College was $6,000 per year.

Cost

If you are hoping to attend one of Maryland’s web development schools, you can expect to pay an average tuition of $14,815 per year, though tuition can range from $40,680 per year to $3,112 per year. The Maryland web development schools with the highest tuition rates in 2010 were:

  1. Johns Hopkins University – located in Baltimore, students are charged $40,680 per year
  2. ITT Technical Institute-Owings Mills – located in Owings Mills, students are charged $18,048 per year
  3. University of Phoenix-Maryland Campus – located in Columbia, students are charged $11,880 per year

The web development schools that charged the lowest tuition rates in Maryland were:

  1. Baltimore City Community College – located in Baltimore, students are charged $3,112 per year
  2. University of Maryland-University College – located in Hyattsville, students are charged $6,000 per year
  3. University of Maryland-Baltimore County – located in Baltimore, students are charged $9,171 per year

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The charts and graphs below have additional Maryland statistics regarding a career in web development. Take a look and compare salaries with various related fields such as web design or software engineering.

Here are the different levels of study available for you to explore.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Web Development in Maryland
  • Master’s Degree in Web Development in Maryland
  • Certificate in Web Development in Maryland

15/10/2017

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Cavs – Tristan Thompson Bullies Celtics, Dominates Glass In Game 1


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The Boston Celtics have struggled on the glass throughout the 2017 NBA playoffs. Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers was no different.

The Cavs had their way with the C s on the boards, which helped the road team pick up a 117-104 victory Wednesday night at TD Garden.

Cleveland s interior domination was due in large part to Tristan Thompson. The Cavaliers forward posted 20 points to go along with nine rebounds, six of which came on the offensive end.

Thompson s success on the boards provided Cleveland with a helping of second-chance opportunities, which contributed to its offensive outburst in Game 1. And while Thompson is a tremendous rebounder, Cavs head coach Tyronn Lue believes the forward brings so much more to the table.

Tristan was big, Lue said. He s our energy, he s our motor. Defensively he was great, but the six offensive rebounds he had were huge for us. And then finishing around the basket. His toughness and will are just big for us. His physicality is huge, especially against this team.

Thompson s tenacity has been his calling card since his arrival in the NBA. At 6-foot-9, he s usually smaller than the players he s going up against in the paint. But what he lacks in size, he makes up for with exceptional effort and positioning.

Celtics guard Avery Bradley understands how Thompson can affect a game and knows Boston must do a much better job of limiting him as the series progresses.

In the playoffs, you re supposed to try to take away what guys do, Bradley said. That s what they re doing to us and that s what we need to do to him (Thompson). We need to put a body on him and team rebound. We have to do a better job at it.

Boston did show flashes of the team rebounding Bradley referenced. Rookie Jaylen Brown impressed with nine boards. while Al Horford and Jae Crowder each contributed eight. The Cavaliers are a bigger team than the Celtics, but as seen in Thompson s case, effort and physicality goes a long way.

If the Celtics can t remedy their rebounding woes in the coming games, the series won t go on for very long. The C s can ill afford to allow second-chance opportunities, especially against an offensive juggernaut like the Cavs.

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13/10/2017

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Dormont Appliance – Pittsburgh, PA #kitchen #appliances, #laundry, #washer #and #dryer,


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11/10/2017

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PSANJ: New Jersey Top Plastic Surgeons: Cosmetic Surgery New Brunswick, Princeton,


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New Brunswick Plastic Surgery: 78 Easton Avenue New Brunswick New Jersey 08901
Princeton Plastic Surgery: 60 Mount Lucas Road Princeton, New Jersey 08540

If you re interested in aesthetic plastic surgery, our New Jersey offices are easily accessible from anywhere in the NY, NJ, CT tri-state area via car, bus, and train-lines. You can easily visit PSANJ from North Jersey, Central Jersey, South Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Staten Island or anywhere in the tri-state area and receive world-class care that only PSANJ can offer. With two convenient locations in New Brunswick and Princeton, NJ we welcome patients from all over the state including: Edison, East Brunswick, Manalapan, Marlboro, Piscataway, Somerset, and Flemington. Many patients have also come from Colts Neck, Freehold, Old Bridge, Sayreville, Hillsboro, Belle Mead, and more. No matter how you imagine yourself, or where you re coming from, Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey can help you reach your dreams.

About Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey:

PSANJ is one of New Jersey s leading cosmetic surgeon centers with two locations in New Brunswick, New Jersey and Princeton, New Jersey. Patients travel from all over the east coast to receive body contouring, breast enhancement surgery, facial aesthetic surgery, and men s cosmetic procedures at the hands of New Jersey s top surgeons.

In addition to the breast and the body, we also specialize in facial plastic surgery. The many procedures available for facial cosmetic surgery at Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey include facelifts. brow lifts. eyelid lifts. nose job (rhinoplasty). lip injections. or laser skin rejuvenation. In recent years, requests for men s plastic surgery have increased. If you re a male interested in plastic surgery, we have developed a men s cosmetic surgery program that focuses on natural, conservative results with quick recovery times.

For less invasive, non-surgical procedures we offer many non-surgical options to improve your appearance and youthful image with natural looking results. Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey offers BOTOX Cosmetic. dermal fillers Juvederm for lip enhancements or to smooth out wrinkles, chemical peels. HydraFacial/microdermabrasion. and Juv derm Voluma TM .

Getting plastic surgery is a major decision that could have incredible life-changing results. We want you to look and feel your best, therefore we offer flexible financial options for patients that would like plastic surgery or a non-surgical skin care procedure. If you are interested in any of our services, please visit our before and after photo gallery or request a consultation today. Our New Brunswick office is located near Rutgers University or UMDNJ, with our second office located in the beautiful and historical Princeton, New Jersey. At PSANJ we are proud to be home to some of New Jersey s best plastic surgeons. We would love to see you at our offices in New Brunswick or Princeton, New Jersey. — Locations | Geo Sitemap

Cosmetic surgery offers us the chance to perform life-changing procedures for our patients – from breast reconstruction to breast implants, to tummy tucks and more. We use minimally invasive techniques that speed along recovery times and offer natural-looking results. At Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey, we can help you imagine the possibilities. – Dr. Kevin Nini

At Plastic Surgery Arts of New Jersey we value our patients’ personal goals when performing cosmetic procedures such as facelifts, rhinoplasty, liposuction, mommy makeovers and more. Surgical artistry is all about precision and a commitment to perfecting the tiniest details. Visit us in New Brunswick or Princeton, New Jersey and experience our unparalleled results. – Dr. Philip Wey

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02/10/2017

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Luxury Kids – Baby Designer Clothes #kids #clothes, #kids #designer #clothes,


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CHILDSPLAY CLOTHING: Kids Clothes Made Easy

Welcome to the Childsplay Clothing website. We bring big brands to little people. So shop online today to discover a wide range of kids designer clothes, kids designer footwear and kids designer accessories. Find all the latest fashion must haves for great value from the most sought after labels in children’s designer clothes such as Armani, Hugo Boss, Burberry, Dolce Gabbana, Fendi, Gucci, I Pinco Pallino, Missoni, Ralph Lauren, Roberto Cavalli, Scotch Soda and many more.
As one of the largest, exclusive independent children’s designer stores in the country, we can offer you those sought after labels and the latest creations from the world s most respected designers. Browse online for stylish kids clothes for your little ones at great prices, and shop for everything from new-born clothing to kids designer wear for juniors.

Stocking only the best for your children
Invest in time-honoured style, innovation and sartorial elegance with fashion forward kids designer clothes that embody the combination of each of these elements. Ensure your child makes a lasting impression and mark in the style game each season by opting for attires from our exquisite collection. Dress head to toe in luxury, whether you are searching for a few key pieces or a complete ensemble that encapsulates suave, polished perfection or exudes opulence, elegance and feminine flair, Childsplay can help. Fulfilling a role as one of the largest independent retailers of children’s designer clothing in the UK, we have carefully sourced and selected each design to create a collection that offers an array of styles so each child can express their individual identity in regards to fashion. Browse the kids clothes sale now and start creating outfits that ooze chicness or boyish trend.

Shopping with CHILDSPLAY
Established in 1990, we are recognised for our excellence in style, choice and superb customer service. Based in Ilford in Essex, our stores are renowned for their enormous selection of children’s designer clothes. We ensure that our kids clothes are always at the forefront of the latest fashion trends. With stylish, modernistic and urban collections for new-born tots and children up to 16 years, shopping with us has never been easier. Browse our collections online from the comfort of your own home or visit one of our shops to keep your kids looking fashionable all year round. We stock only the very best in kids designer wear, so shop with us today!

We deliver worldwide
With our world renowned logistic partners we strive to offer the finest delivery services available to all regions around the world including:

  1. Europe (Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Holland, Lithuania)
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  4. South America (Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay)
  5. Australian Nations (Australia, New Zealand)
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29/09/2017

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Liautaud MBA (U of IL Chicago) vs Kellstadt MBA (DePaul) –


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Things to consider between Liautaud (U of IL Chicago) and Kellstadt (DePaul):

  • Liautaud (U of IL Chicago) is more difficult to get in. (43.6 percent vs. 45.9 percent acceptance rate)
  • Kellstadt (DePaul) has a larger full-time entering class. (28 vs. 23 students)
  • Liautaud (U of IL Chicago) has a lower in-state total program cost. ($47,396 USD vs. $70,560 USD)
  • Liautaud (U of IL Chicago) has a lower out-of-state total program cost. ($69,548 USD vs. $70,560 USD)
  • Both schools have similar summer weather.

(73.5°F)

  • Both schools have similar winter weather.

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    University of Illinois-Chicago (Liautaud) (IL)

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    $47,396 United States dollars

    $70,560 United States dollars

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    $69,548 United States dollars

    $70,560 United States dollars

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    University of Illinois-Chicago (Liautaud) (IL)

    University of Illinois-Chicago (Liautaud) (IL)

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    601 South Morgan Street

    Chicago, Illinois 60607

    1 East Jackson Blvd

    Chicago, Illinois 60604

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    29/09/2017

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    Hathway Digital Cable Tv – Broadband Internet Providers #best #digital #set


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    We at Hathway are guided by a vision – “To be a single point access provider, bringing into the home and work place a converged world of information, entertainment and services. Promoted by the Raheja Group, Hathway is one of the largest MSO cable broadband service providers in India.

    The Company’s Cable operations straddle across key Indian geographies and offers cable television services across 140 cities and towns and high-speed cable broadband services across 21 cities.The company has established 20 digital head-ends in the country. Hathway has been awarded the best MSO by the Indian Telly Awards for its quality Cable TV and Broadband Internet Services nine times and “Star News Brand Excellence Awards for Brand Excellence in Digital Products for Internet Services in 2011”.Hathway has been voted as one of the best managed media companies in Asia 2013 based on a study conducted by EUROMONEY.

    Hathway holds a PAN India ISP license and is the first cable television services provider to offer broadband Internet services. It is currently India’s largest cable broadband services provider, with approximately 1.4 million two-way broadband enabled homes. Its subscriber base constitutes approximately “52 %” of the total cable broadband market in India.

    In addition to our cable television and broadband service offerings, Hathway also has under it’s umbrella, Hathway Music non stop 24 hours Hindi music channel, and various local channels.

    Providence Equity Advisors India Pvt. Ltd (Providence) is a major corporate shareholder of the Company and holds 9.90%in equity share capital of the company. Providence has invested funds with over $23 billion in more than 100 companies operating over 20 countries since its inception in 1989.

    “Hathway’s mission is to provide an incomparable world class TV viewing & Broadband experience to every Indian customer.”

    Mr. Sridhar Gorthi
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    Mr. Rajan Gupta
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    28/09/2017

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    Domain registration tips – Domain name search – Domain names blog


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    The popular online gambling service Bingo.com issued an announcement recently that the domain name Bingo.com along with the community built around their online gambling services has been purchased by Ubinet Group PLC. The sale, according to Bingo, was completed for a whopping sum of $8 million. The company issued a [. ]

    First off, New Top Level Domains (nTLD) are a real thing. Instead of being forced to use .com. org or .net, a whole slew of domains have been gearing up for use. Hundreds of new TLDs were released in 2014 and the trend for domain names search will continue into [. ]

    The investment consulting firm known as RVK, which was formerly named as R.V. Kuhns Associates, Inc. was found guilty of getting involved in reverse domain name hijacking on the domain name of RVK.com. The charges were confirmed by the World Intellectual Property Organization panel. The company filed a UDRP with [. ]

    When domain owners list names for sale, one of the last places they think to list names is Facebook. But domainer Mike Mann made a smart move when he decided to list his generic .co domains on his Facebook page. He sold Flying.co for $3,500. Some of the other domains Mann has listed [ ]

    The year 2012 is one of those years that had many ups and downs. According to reports by business analysts, domain sales increased by a margin of 20% with some saying it may be higher. This is mainly attributed to the fact that more and more companies are setting out [ ]

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    The AAA Four Diamond Awarded hotel features 275 guest rooms including 130 spacious Mediterranean styled suites and two famed Presidential Suites, a Donald Ross 18 hole golf course, 10 lighted tennis courts, the signature Palme d’Or restaurant, Biltmore Spa, The Culinary Academy, 75,000 square feet of meeting and function space and is a preferred venue for notable high society events and weddings.
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    The goal of the Sunandan Divatia School of Science is to be a Center of Excellence in the domain of Pure and Applied Science by providing quality education and research

    Anil Surendra Modi School of Commerce

    School of Commerce, an attempt to emulate its path breaking endeavours in other fields of education to undergraduate business education

    Sarla Anil Modi School of Economics

    The program, with its innovative pedagogy, contemporary curriculum incorporating the latest developments in Economics.

    NMIMS Global Access – School for Continuing Education

    These wide range of programmes cater to the diverse needs of working executives, management students, fresh graduates as well as housewives

    Institute of Intellectual Property Studies

    IIPS provides comprehensive training in the study and application of the various forms of intellectual properties like patents, copyrights, trademarks, designs, etc

    Kirit P. Mehta School of Law

    Legal professionals who are sincere, dedicated, knowledgeable, updated and articulative are bound to achieve recognition and reputation and hence would be in ‘demand’

    Jyoti Dalal School of Liberal Arts

    A Liberal Arts education will enable students to hone their ‘Cognitive skills, Life skills and Work related skills’ which will also help them in their Career.

    School of Design

    The School of Design will arm its students with education for the emerging Design scenario. It will employ the power of multi-disciplinary and build an eco-system to engage in ‘humanising technology’ and thus, look beyond employability to futuristic profiles.


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    33 Amazing And Beautiful Places Around The World – Top Dreamer

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    33 Amazing And Beautiful Places Around The World

    If you love to travel and explore new places, then you should definitely check out the following photo collection. We have selected 33 Amazing and Beautiful Places from around the world. Check them out and get inspired where to go next. Try to travel as much as you can because travel is the only thing you buy that makes you rich. Enjoy and stay up to date with us to find more amazing places for your bucket list!

    A dam in Rayong, Thailand.

    In the rainy season, the Dam is used to irrigate crops.

    Photo by Anan Charoenkal.

    Corkscrew Falls Hocking Hills State Park Ohio, USA Photo by Steve Perry

    Luoping, China by Rosanna Leung

    Maya Bay, Thailand

    Romanescu Park Craiova, Romania by Jikky Bravo

    Lake Louise Banff National Park Alberta Canada By Stanko Kolar

    Maldive Islands

    Eiffel Tower Paris, France By Darbare Eli

    Caracol Falls, Brasil

    Hasliberg, Switzerland

    Hiroshima Castle, Japan

    Limone Sul Garda, Italy

    South Korea

    Rock Islands, Palau

    Plitvice Lakes National Park, is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia.





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    MSc Science Communication at Imperial College London on #masters, #masters #admissions,


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    AHRC-funded studentships at Imperial College – 2 Awards

    The Department of Humanities at Imperial College is pleased to announce AHRC-funded studentships. We have two professional preparation studentships to support study on the MSc Science Communication, under the specific subject area of Journalism and Publishing studies. This funding will cover tuition fees for EU students. UK students also receive a monthly bursary payment of approximately £900 for the duration of the course.

    Value of Scholarship(s)

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for funding you must meet certain criteria which are set out in the AHRC’s student funding guide: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Documents/GuidetoStudentFunding.pdf

    Application Procedure

    Applicants who have already received an offer of a place on the course should submit a statement to Liam Watson (Science Communication administrator) at [email protected] demonstrating suitability for a studentship in the relevant subject area and explaining how the funding will benefit your future career. Applicants who have not yet applied for a place on the course must in addition complete the online application form by the deadline below.Further details on the course can be found at: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/humanities/sciencecommunicationgroupThe deadline for submission of your statement is Friday 27th May, and you are likely to receive a decision by mid June.

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    AHRC-funded studentships at Imperial College – Single Award

    The Department of Humanities at Imperial College is pleased to announce AHRC-funded studentships. We have two professional preparation studentships to support study on the MSc Communication, under the specific subject area of Museum Studies. This funding will cover tuition fees for EU students. UK students also receive a monthly bursary payment of approximately £900 for the duration of the course.

    Value of Scholarship(s)

    Eligibility

    To be eligible for funding you must meet certain criteria which are set out in the AHRC’s student funding guide: http://www.ahrc.ac.uk/FundingOpportunities/Documents/GuidetoStudentFunding.pdf

    Application Procedure

    Applicants who have already received an offer of a place on the course should submit a statement to Liam Watson (Science Communication Group administrator) at [email protected] demonstrating suitability for a studentship in the relevant subject area, and explaining how the funding will benefit your future career. Applicants who have not yet applied for a place on the course must in addition complete the online application form by the deadline below.Further details on the course can be found at: http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/humanities/sciencecommunicationgroupThe deadline for submission of your statement is Friday 27th May, and you are likely to receive a decision by mid June.

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    Candidates normally require a good Honours degree in a scientific or science-related subject from a UK or equivalent overseas university or college of higher education

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    To find up-to-date information on our fees please visit our Student Finance page (View Website )

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    A list of the best travel blogs and top travel bloggers

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    The Best Travel Blogs

    Below is a list of the best travel blogs online. We currently have 330 top travel blogs with a combined monthly audience of 2,757,214 people and 6,253,241 monthly page impressions.

    Our aim is to help you easily find the best travel blogs and quickly connect you with the top travel bloggers. Follow the three steps below to save days of work connecting with the best travel blogs.

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    By using the three steps above you will save days of work finding the top travel blogs and communicating with each of the best travel bloggers individually. Step 2 is important to help us ensure you connect with the most suitable bloggers.

    How have we ranked the travel blogs below? The more information the blogger submits, the higher they will rank (so we can provide you with a more engaging service). If you need to see the blogs ranked by influence. then please register for the Konector Insight service.





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    Airline Tickets, Book Low Cost Flights by: Cheap Flights to Chicago

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    Cheap Flights to Chicago and Explore its Top Attractions

    Chicago can be an admirable city for spending time outdoors and experiencing city life. The wide, accessible amplitude of Millennium Park is generally a capital stop on any city tour because visitors adore walking through the landscaped areas and discovering the arresting art on display.

    Chicago is one of the best cities of the United States and the adorable destination for the tourists in the Midwest. Summer and fall are advised as the best times to take a short break in Chicago. You can arrange your travel affairs at this time of the breach and make the most of of the sunny days accepting mild temperatures all through the day. This part of the year you may have to pay the most of for your hotel rooms, but you will be captivated to participate in the ample arresting events and arresting things that you can see in Chicago during summers and fall. But travelling to Chicago during winter months is never a bad another if your focus is absorbing the culture of the city. Thus, book any Chicago flights in advance and make sure along with the flight you book your accommodations which will make your vacation more smooth and easy.

    Shedd Aquarium – Shedd Aquarium will absolutely turn out to be an exciting and interesting place simply owing of the dimensions and due to its location. You also will be overwhelmed by the aquarium and as well the size of the animals that it houses. It seems that the Shedd Aquarium is actually the incredible indoor marine mammal habitat on the planet.

    Famous Wrigley Field – It’s one of the renowned stadiums in all of baseball, and even though none of us were actually big Cubs fans, we decided it might be worth enjoying a game. You can see numerous die hard fans at the games, and the experience will absolutely win your heart and soul along with the vibrant atmosphere within the stadium.

    Willis Tower Skydeck – Earlier known as the Sears Tower, and it has been one of the most sought after tourist attractions in Chicago for numerous years. The amazing tower stands 1353 feet high up, which also makes it the tallest building in the southern hemisphere, which offers breathtaking views and on a bright sunny day one can view for 30 to 40 miles from the Skydeck.

    Field Museum – Last but not the least Field Museums is one of the renowned tourist attractions which are worth to visit and explore on your Chicago tour by booking any flights to Chicago . It s one of the extremely interesting allure that had been both cultural and educational. It s home to over 26 million artifacts that endows everything from dinosaurs to prehistoric Egypt to underground adventures.

    Beside these there are numerous more attractions and destinations to visit and explore on your trip to Chicago in the United States. Thus, contact a leading and reliable travel agent and book your flight to Chicago with your selection of flights and make your tour the most remarkable and memorable one.





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    Australia – s Top 25 Travel Websites #travel #velocity

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    CHANGE IT UP!

    Albert Einstein, a much smarter person than you or I, defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over while expecting different results.

    Sound familiar?

    The accommodation industry has evolved rapidly over the past couple of years but many outdated attitudes and work practices remain entrenched.

    Time to ‘Change It Up’ at the next edition of the No Vacancy conference in Sydney on March 15, 2016.

    Where: Sydney

    When: March 15, 2016

    Work’s just started on the program and we’d love to hear your thoughts on what you’d like included.

    The agenda will focus on the internet, distribution, marketing, innovation, consumers and technology.

    Meanwhile, bookings are open with a special pre-program rate of $449 + gst.





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    BCD Travel changes top leadership #gta #travel

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    BCD Travel changes top leadership

    By: BCD Travel | Posted: May 13, 2014

    John Snyder, BCD Travel’s former president and chief operating officer, has become president and chief executive officer of the company. The move took effect May 1, and coincided with company executive Mike Janssen’s promotion to chief operating officer. Janssen retains his current responsibilities as president of the Americas region.

    The changes follow Joop Drechsel’s decision to step down as CEO of BCD Travel to focus more on his responsibilities as CEO of BCD Group, the private holding company for BCD Travel and several other firms.

    “These changes are a natural progression for our leaders,” Drechsel said. “This is the team that has led BCD Travel to consistent success in sales, customer retention and expansion, and I believe that John and Mike, along with our Global Chief Financial Officer Stephan Baars, are uniquely positioned to lead the company through its next era of growth.”

    Since joining BCD Travel in 1992, Snyder has aggressively driven strategic alignment and performance improvements within the company. In 2013, he was named to the 30th annual list of the Top 25 most influential business travel executives, compiled by Business Travel News publisher The BTN Group.

    Mike Janssen, a 20-year veteran with BCD Travel, has been instrumental in shaping, strengthening and growing the Americas region and contributing to the company’s overall global growth.

    Last year was BCD Travel’s sixth consecutive year with more than US$1 billion in new air sales awarded. The company’s client-retention rate of 97% continued to lead the market. In mid-2013, BCD Travel acquired online business travel company Travelocity Business in one of the largest acquisitions in the history of the corporate travel industry.

    BCD Travel has 11,000 employees worldwide and operates in nearly 100 countries. The company reported total sales of US$22.4 billion in 2013. Find out more at bcdtravel.com.





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    Employees Pick the Top 10 Travel Companies – The Motley Fool

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    Employees Pick the Top 10 Travel Companies

    Orbitz, Southwest, and HomeAway earn top scores from employees for perks, CEO performance, and business outlook.

    Jun 23, 2014 at 11:55AM

    Hotels, booking and review sites, and a lone airline made the list of top travel-sector employers in the 2014 Glassdoor  Travel Industry Report Card. The career site compiled its list based on verified employee reviews submitted over the past 12 months, along with employee ratings of their companies’ CEOs and their opinions on whether business will improve, decline, or hold steady for the next six months.

    Top travel-workplace cultures

    Orbitz Worldwide (NYSE:OWW ) tops this year’s list. The travel-planning and booking site earned high ratings from its employees for CEO performance and a supportive, perk-heavy work environment — including, unsurprisingly, “a very liberal vacation policy.”

    Next on the list is Southwest Airlines (NYSE:LUV ). the only airline to place among the top 10. Along with Orbitz, Southwest also recently earned a spot on Glassdoor’s 2014 Best Places to Work, a list that includes companies from all sectors. One employee praised the “freedom to grow and develop as an individual.” And Southwest has a reputation for encouraging its employees to be creative.

    The hottest hotel brands for workers

    Four hotel brands made this year’s top 10. Privately held Omni Hotels rated fourth   and had the most positive business outlook ratings of the group — 88% of employees said they expect business to get better in the coming half-year.

    The other hotels on the list are Marriott International ‘s (NASDAQ:MAR ) Ritz-Carlton chain, and Canadian chains Fairmont Hotels Resorts and Four Seasons Hotels. Four Seasons has a long reputation for employee satisfaction, with a low turnover rate and 17 years on Fortune ‘s list of Best Companies to Work For.

    Vacation-rental company HomeAway (NASDAQ:AWAY ) surpassed rival Airbnb, which didn’t make the list, but it’s facing brand-new competition in the luxury segment from Four Seasons. The hotel chain announced its new Four Seasons Vacation Rental site this week, with a portfolio of upscale properties from the Gulf Coast to the Indian Ocean.

    The rest of the best

    Rounding out this year’s top travel companies to work for are timeshare operator Marriott Vacation Club, TripAdvisor (NASDAQ:TRIP ). a travel review and research company, and SeaWorld Entertainment   (NYSE:SEAS ) .

    SeaWorld has faced questions about its animal handling policies and employee safety practices since the release of the documentary film “Blackfish” in 2013. Despite protests by animal-welfare groups, an attempt in the California legislature to ban orca shows, and proposed legislation in the U.S. House to update marine-mammal standards of care, CEO Jim Atchison received the highest employee rating on the list.

    Source: glassdoor.com.

    Top-rated employers in a thriving industry

    These companies stand out not just for their reputation among their employees but for doing well despite a slow overall recovery. Travel and tourism is one of the brightest spots in the economy, with more than 19,200 jobs added in May alone.

    “Since losing nearly half a million jobs during the Great Recession, the travel industry has added 749,000 jobs and has outpaced job creation in the rest of the economy by 49%,” said David Huether, senior vice president for research and economics at the U.S. Travel Association, after the release of May job numbers. That’s good news for investors in the travel sector, and good news for workers who are looking for stability — especially if it comes with lots of vacation time.

    Warren Buffett’s biggest fear is about to come true

    Warren Buffett just called this emerging technology a “real threat” to his biggest cash-cow. While Buffett shakes in his billionaire-boots, only a few investors are embracing this new market which experts say will be worth over $2 trillion. It won’t be long before everyone on Wall Street wises up, that’s why The Motley Fool is releasing this timely investor alert. Click here  to learn more about what’s keeping Buffett up at night and the one public company we’re calling the “brains behind” the technology.





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    Car Rental Australia – Book Online – Save Big from top

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    High Quality Deals with Australia Rent Car

    Our Car Rental Partners in Australia

    Our connection with big Australian brands like Redspot, Europcar, Hertz, Thrifty and many more gives us access to car rental services in all the major cities and airports in Australia. We cover Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and many more major airports as pick up and drop off locations. Each rental booked with us come with requites like third party insurance, CDW, unlimited mileage & airport fee. In just 3 quick steps, you can find yourself an excellent rental deal with us. Book Now!

    Know few of Best Australian Roadtrips

    Nothing comes close to a rental car when you decide to explore the beautiful Australian landscape on your own. We present you with a list of most popular self-drive routes that you can consider for your trip.

    Enjoy rich gastronomy along with the thrilling experience of driving on an open road. The country’s diverse topology results in a variety of fresh fruits, cheeses, handmade chocolates, wines, and olives. Rent a car and get ready for a picnic in some of the most stunning surroundings.

    • The Pacific Tour: Sydney- Port Stephens- Port Macquarie- Coffs Harbour- Byron Bay
    • South Australia: Adelaide- Hahndorf- McLaren Vale- Flinders Chase National Park
    • The Golden Outback: Perth- York- Hyden- Lake Grace- Kukerin
    • Nature Trial: Darwin- Kakadu- Katherine- Litchfield

    Car Rental in Australia Made Easy

    Waiting for a rental car at the airport with all your baggage has become a thing of the past. Renting a car in Australia has never been so easy. You can pre-book in three simple steps.

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    Best San Juan Restaurants: Top 10Best Restaurant Reviews #best #san #juan


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    Food is what Puerto Rico is all about, get to know the best with this list

    Out of all the restaurants in a city, 10Best narrows the options to those places with the most appeal and the best reputations. We offer carefully vetted selections to let you explore San Juan dining on your own. If time is really tight, though, and you don’t have the leisure to look through all our offerings, we present our San Juan Best Restaurants list. Here, we distill the best businesses down to a special selection of ten. These places promise a stellar experience and a taste of the city that you just can’t miss.

    Carli Café Concierto

    This dark, sophisticated spot in the baroque Banco Popular also offers a terrace with great views of the ships in the harbor. Black and white dominate in a bistro space accented with marble tables and a Steinway grand piano. Owner Carli Mu oz used to play with the Beach Boys (among many other groups) and entertains nightly at the caf . The menu is a continental tour that includes seared loin of lamb and duck rissol .

    This dark, sophisticated spot in the baroque Banco Popular also offers a terrace with great views of the ships in the harbor. Black and white dominate in a bistro space accented with marble tables and a Steinway grand piano. Owner Carli. Read More

    Dragonfly

    Asian-fusion dining meets Greenwich Village NYC attitude and settles in Old San Juan. From the front door, which is guarded by a beautiful hostess, to the dark red, ultra chic, dimly lit interior complete with fabulous drapes and lamps, this is one of the places to be seen in Old San Juan. If you dare, try the drink of the house called “Dragon Punch.” Bar snacks include the unexpected surprise of root vegetable chips and the seafood ceviche. Crab cakes, grilled meats and a heavy emphasis on yucca, pumpkin, squash and other indigenous vegetables are a hallmark of the menu.

    Asian-fusion dining meets Greenwich Village NYC attitude and settles in Old San Juan. From the front door, which is guarded by a beautiful hostess, to the dark red, ultra chic, dimly lit interior complete with fabulous drapes and lamps, this is. Read More

    La Casita Blanca

    The name means small white house. And it’s just that simple character that makes La Casita Blanca such a great spot. Locals love La Casita because of the generous portions of Puerto Rican fare. Favorites include the veal fricassee and pastelon de amarillos in a genuine fonda. The grilled shrimp is also popular. Fried plantains, rice and beans come with your meal.

    The name means small white house. And it’s just that simple character that makes La Casita Blanca such a great spot. Locals love La Casita because of the generous portions of Puerto Rican fare. Favorites include the veal fricassee and pastelon. Read More

    Aguaviva

    If you and you’re main squeeze want to drink and dine at the same time, head to Aguaviva. When first stepping inside, an über-cool ceviche bar welcomes you with fresh oysters and a variety of ceviche plates to order while the main menu awaits to delight you later. Mahi-mahi in guava balsamic syrup and fried red snapper with lobster in plantain mash and butter are just part of their seafood extravaganza. As for drinks, pineapple mojito and watermelon sangria are a must-try. Once cited amongst the best new restaurants in the world, Aguaviva is surely an exciting choice for couples in Puerto Rico’s historic Old San Juan.

    If you and you’re main squeeze want to drink and dine at the same time, head to Aguaviva. When first stepping inside, an über-cool ceviche bar welcomes you with fresh oysters and a variety of ceviche plates to order while the main menu awaits. Read More

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    La Casona Restaurant

    Owner Manolo Caamaño has been serving authentic Spanish cuisine since 1972 in this renovated European mansion. Enter through the arched doorways and feel welcomed into the heart of the home. Paella studded with seafood, grouper prepared in Basque-style, and hand-crafted desserts will please the palate as the strolling guitar player provides the background music.

    Owner Manolo Caamaño has been serving authentic Spanish cuisine since 1972 in this renovated European mansion. Enter through the arched doorways and feel welcomed into the heart of the home. Paella studded with seafood, grouper prepared in. Read More

    La Mallorquina

    What better place to enjoy an authentic Puerto Rican meal than at the city’s oldest restaurant? Established in 1848 this spot has been lovingly run by the Rojos family since 1900. The house special is asopao, a thick stew made with rice and chicken, lobster or shrimp. Sample fresh gazpacho for a starter and save room for some flan for dessert.

    What better place to enjoy an authentic Puerto Rican meal than at the city’s oldest restaurant? Established in 1848 this spot has been lovingly run by the Rojos family since 1900. The house special is asopao, a thick stew made with rice and. Read More

    311 Trois Cent Onze

    Casablanca, Paris and Provence via Puerto Rico. Such is the experience upon entering the heavy wooden doors that conceal this former cinema warehouse from the bustle of SoFo. Limoges china and crystal hold the chef’s creations which are steeped in fine French tradition with touches of the island. You’ll find escargot and sole meuniere in addition to spicy sausage and salmon carpaccio with citrus.

    Casablanca, Paris and Provence via Puerto Rico. Such is the experience upon entering the heavy wooden doors that conceal this former cinema warehouse from the bustle of SoFo. Limoges china and crystal hold the chef’s creations which are steeped. Read More

    Yamato

    Under the spreading canopy of the city’s oldest banyan tree, steps away from the lovliest beach on the island, resides what some consider the finest Asian restaurant in San Juan. Chefs slice, dice and juggle ingredients and condiments with aplomb. If you prefer sushi, the locals rave about the selection here.

    Under the spreading canopy of the city’s oldest banyan tree, steps away from the lovliest beach on the island, resides what some consider the finest Asian restaurant in San Juan. Chefs slice, dice and juggle ingredients and condiments with. Read More

    Cielito Lindo

    Right on Magdalena street, in the Condado area, Cielito Lindo makes you believe you have arrived in Mexico with its décor and authentic Mexican flair. Homemade mole and freshly chopped ingredients for its ‘Super Nachos’, burritos, fajitas and their tasty tequila are just some of the main positives. Cielito lindo opens Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. It is a great alternative to visit with the family.

    Right on Magdalena street, in the Condado area, Cielito Lindo makes you believe you have arrived in Mexico with its décor and authentic Mexican flair. Homemade mole and freshly chopped ingredients for its ‘Super Nachos’, burritos, fajitas and. Read More

    Meet Melissa Alvarado Sierra

    Melissa is a native Puerto Rican who enjoys sharing her island experiences and discoveries with readers everywhere. She studied Journalism and Art in San Francisco and London and has worked. More About Melissa

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    Best Cheap Trips – Top 10 Cheap Vacation Spots #gullivers #travel

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    The best cheap trips could fill an endless list that covers the entire planet. Which are the best for you depends only on your interests, budget, and the amount of time you have. In fact, if you’re looking for the top 10 cheap vacation spots in the world, you are more apt to find a list of the top 1,000, maybe even the top 1,000 per country or region—that’s plenty for planning amazing cheap vacations .

    Cheap US vacation destinations top the list of the most economical for residents of the United States, especially if you are looking for a quick weekend getaway. Many of these will be found very close to your home, no matter where you live. Leaf peeping during the fall foliage season in New Hampshire or Vermont can be done on a shoestring budget with expenses for gas and food as the most costly items, if you have a recreational vehicle or camping gear. You can travel to fabulous beaches on the Great Lakes for very little money. If you live in landlocked Wausau Wisconsin or Columbus Ohio, go whitewater rafting on the Russian River or travel through the magnificent California sequoia forests in a weekend. Or you might spend days in the Smithsonian Institution Museums in Washington, D.C. and never pay an entry fee.

    High on the list of cheap US vacation destinations are the country’s many national and state parks and its historic landmarks. The most visited national park is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. Here you will find more than 800 miles of hiking trails, numerous campgrounds, cabin rentals, and rustic lodges. Next on the list is the magnificent Grand Canyon, followed by equaling breathtaking Yosemite and Yellowstone—all with inexpensive lodging options. Florida and Hawaii top the list of cheap US vacation destinations for beaches, and both offer plenty of other attractions from championship golf courses and beautiful rainforests to Disneyworld and the Everglades. And, of course, there are cheap Las Vegas vacations. where even the finest hotels offer discounted rooms.

    To find the best cheap trips elsewhere in the world, you want to look for places where your dollar goes the furthest. These places are usually developing countries, although Spain, Portugal, and Greece in Europe have historically been relatively inexpensive places to travel. An emerging market here can be found in the countries that were once behind the Iron Curtain, including Croatia and Slovenia, which both have lovely Adriatic beaches and rich historic heritages. Also in the top 10 cheap vacation spots in Europe are the Czech Republic, Bulgaria, and Poland. These countries have huge tracts of wilderness areas preserved because the former communist countries kept locals and visitors away from the forested areas along the borders with Western Europe.

    A list of the top 10 cheap vacation spots in developing countries might begin with Turkey, a country in both Europe and Asia. Exotic Istanbul is a thriving metropolis full of magnificent Byzantine and Ottoman architecture, including Topkapi Palace and the sublime Hagia Sophia. In the Asia part of Turkey are some of the most important ancient ruins in the world, including Ephesus and the Temple of Aphrodite. The country’s beautiful Mediterranean Turquoise Coast offers some of the best scuba diving and sailing in the region, and all of this at very cheap prices.

    More of the best cheap trips in the developing world can be found in Mexico. Central America. and South America. Although the Argentina economy is on the recovery since its 2001 devaluation, there are still fire sale bargains available in this sophisticated country. Honduras and Belize are both emerging destinations in Central America, and Mexico remains a great bargain if you stay away from the most popular resort areas of Cancun, Acapulco, and Puerto Vallarta. Try the scenic Copper Canyon rail trip and the charming colonial towns in the interior, instead. You can also head for Morocco in North Africa with its exotic markets, Moorish fortresses, and often nearly deserted Mediterranean beaches. And finally, Thailand remains on the list of cheap exotic vacation spots, where it has had a place since the 1960s.

    No matter where in the world you want to go, you can find a way to get away for cheap, whether this means looking into a vacation package. going to a country where prices are low, or just taking a drive to an interesting destination close to home.





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    Top 5 destinations for incentive travel in 2015 #travel #new #york

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    Top 5 destinations for incentive travel in 2015

    by AYMTM

    Planning an incentive trip? Here are our top 5 destinations  for 2015.

    Based on enquiries we have received, the places we have visited recently and where we are taking clients to in the coming months, we have compiled our top 5 en vogue destinations for incentive travel in 2015, including our tips for where to stay, where to eat and what to do while you are there.

    There are trends in just about everything, from baby names to what people are searching for on the internet this week. Incentive travel  is no different. These trends come from the most visited incentive destinations, new destinations emerging, or a previously popular destination becoming a bit of a has-been!

    1. Cape Town

    Cape Town consistently rates as one of the perennial favourites for savvy incentive buyers. It has the favourable rand, new hotels, fantastic restaurants and all the classic ingredients, such as an epic coastline and awesome scenery, to make it our top selling long haul destination. Night flights and minimal time change make it perfect for avoiding jet lag. British Airways offer daily non-stop flights from London Heathrow.

    Stay: One Only Resorts 

    For luxury and style in Cape Town, our favourite hotel is the One Only Resort. Two restaurants, run by acclaimed chefs -Michelin-starred chef Nobuyuki “Nobu” Matsuhisa and local celebrity chef Reuben Riffel are connected by a bar and lounge, all with incredible views of Table Mountain.

    The hotel is central to just about everything, making it easy to experience the wildlife safaris and wine country excursions that Cape Town has to offer, along with Robben Island and so much more. After all those excursions, you’ll probably want a bit of calm, so we recommend you try the hotel spa, situated on its very own private island and offering every treatment you could possible want, and a few you may not have thought of!

    Eat: The Test Kitchen

    For a top dining experience (the best in South Africa, let alone Cape Town!) The Test Kitchen is definitely the place to go. Chef and owner, Luke Dale-Roberts, has been called ‘a truly fantastic chef’ by Heston Blumenthal, which we think is quite a good recommendation!

    British chef Luke trained in Europe and has launched restaurants all around Asia. These influences are very apparent on his delectable menu, and the high quality wine list complements perfectly!

    If your last supper was eaten at The Test Kitchen, you’d die happy!

    Do: Beach BBQ

    There are so many wonderful things to do in Cape Town, but one party we took to Cape Town was very happy with the beach BBQ we organised near the spectacular Cape Point, where surprise kayaks turned up to transport guests to speedboats for a riveting speed ride around the ‘tip of Africa’.

    Combine Cape Town with a safari!





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    PRIME TRAVEL DEALS – cheap airfare, cheap airline tickets, discount airfare,

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    Welcome to Prime Travel Deals

    Prime Travel Deals strikes for cheap flights, cheap tickets and most of all to give our clients premium service. Together with combining airfare and affordable price is our number one goal to find best available worldwide tickets today. We focus our effort is on working directly with whole sale fares, having contracts with major airlines, along with waiver fares, we deliver to our customers exclusive service and lowest possible unbeatable price.

    Speak to a professional travel agent live call (818) 570-2705. We have ability to instantly check the availability, which allows us to surpass our competitors by searching manually for flights and connections which combines for best available price that automatic reservation systems bypasses giving you more options to get best value for your money. Let our agent know if you prefer a specific airline, so we can offer you the lowest fares and your choice of carrier. Our experienced travel agents will look for availability, research, combine and design the most specific and convenient discounted travel routing.

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    Top 10 Hotel Booking Services of 2016 #vegas #travel #deals

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    Hotel Booking Services Review

    Hotel Booking Services: What to Look For

    The best online booking services provide lots of honest information about the hotels, regardless of their star rating. Sorting features and accessible support give you the most valuable information about a room before you book it. Among this information, look for plenty of customer reviews and images on the hotel profiles. Pictures of the hotels should include shot of multiple rooms, lobbies, the front of the hotel, as well as any special features like pools or casinos associated with it. Regardless of price, the best hotels will have many reviews with high scores.

    Sorting Features

    When looking for a hotel, you need to ask hard-hitting questions like, where is the pool? The more people staying with you, the more features you will need in a hotel room. The best booking services online can help you sort through hundreds of thousands of hotels based on these individual needs. You can sort by amenities like swimming pools, childcare or accessibility features. Prices, star ratings and location are also common sorting features. By using these sorting features, the hotel booking site will filter out hotels missing your favorite amenities, so you can find the best fit for your stay.

    Hotel Details

    To ensure you don’t accidentally book a five-star roach palace, you’ll want to find a booking service that provides plenty of information about the hotel. The most valuable information includes images of the hotel and assorted rooms in the building, amenities and other features.

    Location information and hotel policies can also make a huge difference in your comfort level. Chances are you won’t find a five-star hotel in a bad neighborhood, but that charming bed and breakfast may be twenty miles away from your real destination, so look for readily available maps on the hotel’s profile. Other features like guest reviews, especially from trusted sites like TripAdvisor, give you the inside scoop on the hotel from people who have had first-hand experiences with the facility.





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    Best Hosting #best #asp.net #hosting #best #windows #hosting #top #asp, #net


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    Best ASP.NET Hosting

    Top 10 reasons to host with our Top ASP.NET Hosting providers recommended list:

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    Why do you look for a new commercial Windows Hosting Provider? Because you have created your new ASP.NET website, because you are not happy with your recent Web hosting company, because you would like to upgrade (need more resources) your recent Windows Web hosting services, or because you want to start a small Web hosting business.

    In all of the above reasons what will be the best Windows Web hosting for you? The top ASP.NET host will give you the opportunity to focus on your main business, to provide better services for your web site visitors/customers, to have a better company Image, because fast and reliable Web hosting means stable and serious website, and it could also create an advantage over your competitors. Otherwise, if you choose poor Windows Web hosting services could be catastrophic for your business and you could also lose time and money to move your website to a new hosting company and pay for new hosting services.

    There are many ASP.NET hosts that offer different types of services and technologies, but essential for the Customer is the value of these hosting services, which means that the ASP.NET Host should best suit all of his requirements!

    Every Windows Host has advantages and disadvantages. Some .NET Hosts offer better Shared or Dedicated Web Hosting, others have excellent customer support or better prices. So remember that if some ASP.NET Host is the best for your requirements, it could be not for somebody else!

    Next, you will find some of the most important tips when you are looking for the best Windows Web hosting provider.

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    ASP.NET Hosting Uptime is a measure of the time a Windows Hosting Server has been “up” and running. It came into use to describe the opposite of downtime, times when a Windows Server was not operational. The uptime and reliability of Windows Server and communications facilities is sometimes measured in nines. “Five nines” means 99.999% availability, which translates to a total downtime of approximately five minutes and fifteen seconds per year.

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    There are many ASP.NET hosting reviews in the Internet, but most of them are fake, because are made by concurrent ASP.NET hosting companies. You could read ASP.NET hosting reviews but do not full trust them.

    The best way to find if some Windows hosting company is the best for you is to try their services yourself.

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    Do you belive that there are top 10 .NET Web hosting companies?

    You will not find top 10 ASP.NET hosts in our recommended list, because our experience shows that there are not so many quality Windows Web hosting companies. Our Top hosting providers list is created for the ASP.NET community, to help finding quality .NET hosting services and solutions.

    The inclusion in the Top ASP.NET Hosting Providers list is not a right but privilege. Not every Windows Hosts could be listed there.

    All of listed the top hosting providers are rated and tested by our experienced webmasters team. The evaluation process usually takes 2 to 4 weeks.

    To keep the quality of the list only the best ASP.NET Web Hosting Providers will be published. The place in the best Windows Web hosting providers list is not guaranteed! The Host which reduces the quality of the service will be excluded.

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    The World s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In Travel #travel

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    The World’s Top 10 Most Innovative Companies In Travel

    These companies are changing the industry as we know it.

    For making the most of its hosts. By this summer, Airbnb will usurp the InterContinental Hotels Group and Hilton Worldwide as the world’s largest hotel chain—without owning a single hotel. The startup, which allows users to rent out their spare rooms or vacant homes to strangers, surpassed 10 million stays on its platform last year, doubled its listings to 550,000 (in 192 countries), and, according to a source familiar with the company’s business, tripled revenue to an estimated $250 million. Befitting its growing might, last fall CEO Brian Chesky poached boutique-hotel pioneer Chip Conley to be its head of global hospitality. Already, Conley has created a baseline nine standards of care for Airbnb hosts to follow as part of a bigger revamp of its mobile tools. Up next, the company is doing a massive rethink on every aspect of the trip experience. “Our goal,” Chesky says, “is to teach a million people hospitality.” Read more

    For obliterating the major barrier to wider adoption of electric vehicles. Sure, Tesla has carved out an undisputed lead in the electric-car industry with its revolutionary Model S. But the unveiling of the company’s charging stations were equally noteworthy and less heralded. Billed as “the fastest charging station on the planet”—because it is—the Tesla Supercharger can fuel up a Model S in as little as 40 minutes, removing the so-called range anxiety that has been the biggest bugaboo of EV doubters. But in January, Tesla took another leap: It expanded its rapid-charging station route to more than 70 locations, letting Model S owners drive coast-to-coast for the first time. Read more

    For solidifying its place as the world’s travel agent. It’s only a testament to Google’s unmatched ambition that it dominates so many other fields—search, mobile, consumer electronics—and still manages to be the quintessential travel company. The Google Maps mobile app, which it revamped last year, is currently (and unsurprisingly) the most-used app in the world. After the upgrade, each user’s map is personalized with venue suggestions from his search history, and thanks to Google’s $1 billion acquisition of travel startup Waze, users also get real-time traffic and accident updates, which the app will help them navigate via automatic rerouting. Even Google Now, the company’s intelligent predictive assistant, is somewhat of a travel agent, suggesting flights, rental cars, and hotel reservations based on the busy traveler’s time and location. When paired with Google Glass, it becomes the ultimate tool for users to explore the world around them. Read more

    For pedal-powering urban transportation networks. The private Portland, Oregon–based company designs and operates bike-sharing systems, which are helping cities of all sizes ease traffic, improve commuting options, and promote convenient exercise. Bike sharing seems self-governing, but behind the scenes, Alta uses vans to shuttle bikes among stations to ensure availability. Using this and other clever techniques, it manages systems in New York, Boston, and Chicago, as well as in Columbus, Ohio, and Chattanooga, Tennessee—two of its newest installations. Plans for 2014 include adding four new programs and expanding the two largest, in New York and Chicago. Read more

    For taking China’s surging middle class on luxe travel tours. When Mei Zhang started Wild China 13 years ago, she introduced international jet-setters to China—but the idea was always to serve Chinese clients traveling abroad. Now that China’s emerging middle class is booming—from 4% of the population in 2000 to 66% in 2012—they’re her fastest-growing clientele group. Zhang, who has lived in China and the United States, can offer a sensibility other traditional tour groups cannot, from journeys through the Tibetan Kingdom of Bhutan to canoeing and halibut fishing in Alaska. “We can educate,” Zhang says. “The essence of travel is to understand and live the life of the destination area.” Read more

    For going the extra mile for its constituents. With its quirky, pink-mustachioed community of drivers—there is one with a Ghostbusters-themed car and another who holds cookie-baking contests—Lyft has managed to avoid much of the public criticism that its rival Uber has allowed itself to become mired in. Lyft’s services let ordinary people become drivers and then matches them with passengers who request rides through its mobile app. The company has surpassed 1 million rides (it averages 30,000 per week), expanded to a total of 19 cities, and secured $60 million in funding from renowned venture firm Andreessen Horowitz. The resources will be put to good use: Lyft recently announced a $1 million personal insurance policy for drivers, only one example of Lyft’s determination to keep its community—and regulators—happy.

    For riding out the storms with its users. There are thousands of weather apps—maybe even 100 good ones—but WeatherSphere puts them all to shame when it comes to travel. The company, founded by ex-eBayer Raghav Gupta, already had a suite of weather apps (including the No. 1 paid weather app, NOAA Hi-Def Radar) when it added to the mix TurnCast, a navigation app that uses a combination of satellite radar and mathematical algorithms to allow users to navigate around inclement weather. Like other up-and-coming weather products, WeatherSphere’s apps also employ “nowcasting,” a feature that informs users the exact time a storm will hit and how long it will last. While TurnCast only hit app stores several months ago, WeatherSphere has amassed 1.7 million paid users, which is a feat in such a crowded field.

    For putting a tour guide in customers’ phones. Ruzwana Bashir’s travel-experience site is often described as “beautiful” and “magazinelike” for the way it uses photography and big-name testimonials to help curate trips and events for vacationers. But Peek, which takes a 15% to 30% commission from the event tickets it sells—Disneyland passes, wine-blending lessons in Napa—also stands out among the travel-startup crowd because of its growth. The company has been around for a little more than a year and has already expanded to 19 cities, including London and Paris. In December, Peek made a play for travelers’ pockets with a mobile app that curates local activities for instant purchase.

    For introducing us to the virtual flight-assistant future. Over the past couple of years, strange new airline employees have been popping up in airports—they’re polite, knowledgeable, and actually helpful. Perhaps it’s because they’re actually holograms, made by the New York-based developer of airport tech, Tensator. Lauded by some as the employee of the future—and not just at airports—Tensator’s holograms are projected in HD, speak in multiple languages, and answer passengers’ questions about security, flight and gate locations, and airport navigation. The holograms, which sport such cute names as Carla and Paige, are currently located at Dubai International, Washington Dulles, and Boston’s Logan International airports.

    For checking in with users to fuel its international expansion. The app that lets users find cheap hotel rooms at the last minute is now available at 250 destinations in 17 countries, expanding its service further into Europe with the additions of Germany and Switzerland last year. The company also added a couple of innovative features: Users can now “gift” a room to someone else, and “Snap Your Stay” encourages users to snap, edit, and upload shots of their hotel rooms to receive credits ranging from $5 to $10. It’s a smart move on HotelTonight’s part. Instead of hiring professional photographers to get in on the visual shift (like Airbnb does), it crowdsources photos from social media addict customers. The company recently reached another milestone by signing agreements with major hotel brands—including Hyatt and Best Western—to make it easier to negotiate lower reservation rates for guests.

    Correction: Tensator is based in New York, not Florida. The entry has been updated and we regret the error.





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    Travel Blog – Travelling Tips and Top Destinations – Links to

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    www.flights-visa-hotels.com

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

    Estimated visitor per page is 1,00. flights-visa-hotels.com website opens slow with 3822 ms ping time.





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    Top 15 Most Popular Travel Websites #air #travel #news

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    Top 15 Most Popular Travel Websites | December 2015

    Here are the top 15 Most Popular Travel Sites as derived from our eBizMBA Rank which is a continually updated average of each website’s Alexa Global Traffic Rank, and U.S. Traffic Rank from both Compete and Quantcast .“*#*” Denotes an estimate for sites with limited data.

    1 | Booking

    112 – eBizMBA Rank | 40,000,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 100 – Compete Rank | 111 – Quantcast Rank | 125 – Alexa Rank | Last Updated: December 1, 2015.

    The Most Popular Travel Websites | eBizMBA

    2 | TripAdvisor

    134 – eBizMBA Rank | 38,000,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 68 – Compete Rank | 126 – Quantcast Rank | 209 – Alexa Rank | Last Updated: December 1, 2015.

    The Most Popular Travel Websites | eBizMBA

    3 | Yahoo! Travel

    171 – eBizMBA Rank | 36,000,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | *165* – Compete Rank | *176* – Quantcast Rank | N/A – Alexa Rank | Last Updated: December 1, 2015.

    The Most Popular Travel Websites | eBizMBA

    4 | Expedia

    271 – eBizMBA Rank | 25,000,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 77 – Compete Rank | 222 – Quantcast Rank | 515 – Alexa Rank | Last Updated: December 1, 2015.

    The Most Popular Travel Websites | eBizMBA

    5 | Priceline

    410 – eBizMBA Rank | 20,000,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 130 – Compete Rank | 429 – Quantcast Rank | 670 – Alexa Rank | Last Updated: December 1, 2015.

    The Most Popular Travel Websites | eBizMBA

    6 | Hotels

    524 – eBizMBA Rank | 16,000,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 198 – Compete Rank | 771 – Quantcast Rank | 603 – Alexa Rank | Last Updated: December 1, 2015.

    The Most Popular Travel Websites | eBizMBA

    7 | Travelocity

    673 – eBizMBA Rank | 14,000,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 181 – Compete Rank | 435 – Quantcast Rank | 1,404 – Alexa Rank | Last Updated: December 1, 2015.

    The Most Popular Travel Websites | eBizMBA

    8 | Kayak

    769 – eBizMBA Rank | 13,000,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 289 – Compete Rank | 1,332 – Quantcast Rank | 687 – Alexa Rank | Last Updated: December 1, 2015.

    The Most Popular Travel Websites | eBizMBA

    9 | Orbitz

    856 – eBizMBA Rank | 11,000,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 266 – Compete Rank | 851 – Quantcast Rank | 1,452 – Alexa Rank | Last Updated: December 1, 2015.

    The Most Popular Travel Websites | eBizMBA

    10 | Hotwire

    1,114 – eBizMBA Rank | 8,500,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 364 – Compete Rank | *824* – Quantcast Rank | 2,153 – Alexa Rank | Last Updated: December 1, 2015.

    The Most Popular Travel Websites | eBizMBA

    11 | HomeAway

    1,121 – eBizMBA Rank | 8,250,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 566 – Compete Rank | 871 – Quantcast Rank | 1,926 – Alexa Rank | Last Updated: December 1, 2015.

    The Most Popular Travel Websites | eBizMBA

    12 | TravelZoo

    1,440 – eBizMBA Rank | 7,000,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 695 – Compete Rank | 371 – Quantcast Rank | 3,255 – Alexa Rank | Last Updated: December 1, 2015.

    The Most Popular Travel Websites | eBizMBA

    13 | AirBnB

    1,950 – eBizMBA Rank | 6,000,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 1,142 – Compete Rank | 3,652 – Quantcast Rank | 1,057 – Alexa Rank | Last Updated: December 1, 2015.

    The Most Popular Travel Websites | eBizMBA

    14 | LonelyPlanet

    2,026 – eBizMBA Rank | 4,000,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 2,626 – Compete Rank | 1,749 – Quantcast Rank | 1,702 – Alexa Rank | Last Updated: December 1, 2015.

    The Most Popular Travel Websites | eBizMBA

    15 | Viator

    2,714 – eBizMBA Rank | 3,000,000 – Estimated Unique Monthly Visitors | 1,676 – Compete Rank | 2,319 – Quantcast Rank | 4,147 – Alexa Rank | Last Updated: December 1, 2015.

    The Most Popular Travel Websites | eBizMBA





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    Top 10 Best Hotel Booking Websites in the World #travel #clubs

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    Top 10 Best Hotel Booking Websites in the World

    by Ashima Gupta

    For the people who travel a lot, this article would be very helpful as it discusses the top 10 Hotel booking websites in the world. It means that you need not worry about your staying at the place where you are travelling. Also, you need not wander all through the internet and still not get a proper Hotel booking website. All the sites discussed here in this article are trusted by numerous users. Even those people who do not travel much can make use of these websites and book Hotel tickets as and when they plan to travel.

    10. Booking.com

    There are some people who do not go for online Hotel booking because they find it difficult to understand the details of the procedure through all those advertisements and scattered information here and there on the website. If you are one among such people, Booking.com is something that would come to your rescue. Not only the layout of this website is very nice, but you would also find all the information about a particular hotel in a very systematic manner. You can search the Hotel that you want to stay and book tickets very easily. Flash deals are also provided by this website to its subscribers.

    9. Hotels Combined

    There would hardly be any Hotel in the entire world that is not included in the list of this website. This website has an exclusive feature that you would find reviews about all the hotels and these reviews are given by the customers themselves, who have stayed there previously. So, it would be very easy for the first time travellers to know where they could stay and where they could not. Also, there is an option to compare the prices of different Hotel tickets. So, you can manage according to your budget which Hotel can provide you maximum comfort.

    This is one of the best Hotels booking websites in the world. People who regularly use online booking websites to book Hotel tickets across the world must be familiar with this website. Not only Hotels, other accommodation types have also been included by this website in its listing. If you are looking for some Hotel deals, then also, this website would be the best place to search for as it is updated regularly. The search for the Hotels becomes very easy when you are using Venere because the search is map based and even the maps are not like dull, black and white types, rather, they are colourful ones.

    Roomkey is yet another Hotel booking website that has attracted many customers from the last few years. The Roomkey itself is the result of the collaboration of 6 great Hotel companies of this world- Marriott International, InterContinental Hotels Group, Choice Hotels International, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, Hilton Worldwide and the Wyndham Hotel Group. All the customers associated with this website have always provided a positive feedback about this website, which in itself, is a great thing to achieve for a website. The information provided by this website about the Hotels around the world is the most accurate one. The interface of this website is yet another thing which you are going to love.

    Not many Indians would be familiar with this website as this is Europe specific one. But still, almost all the Hotels in the world have been covered by this website. This is one of those websites which can provide you the maximum profits by granting special offers. To avail all these discounts, you need to be very regular with it.

    More than a Hotel booking search engine and website, people know Hotwire as a discount providing website. This is one of the best discounts providing websites in the world and I promise you would get the best deals if you opt for this one. One of the exclusive features of this website is its Tripwatcher tool. This is a tool by which you can come to know if the prices are going to drop in the near future and then you can plan your trip to some place according to the deals. Planning your trip was never so easier. The planning tools section of this website that would come to a great help for you when you still want to plan your trip to some place.

    I guess Hotels.com is one of the most popular websites for the people who travel almost every month. This website claims that around 1, 40,000 Hotels have been covered by it. No matter what type of Hotel you want, you would definitely get a solution once you associate yourself with this website. Precise information about all the Hotels is available in the records of this website. Also, various rewards and discounts are provided by this website. One of the best thing about this website that I like the most is they would provide you cheapest prices for a particular Hotel booking and in case some other website is providing you the same Hotel at an even cheaper rate, this website goes down to match that one.

    If you do not want to go for less known Hotel booking websites, Tripadvisor is a nice option to choose. This is a well known website. Generally, the popularity of a website decides how many customers are associated with it. This website would provide you the perfect Hotel for your stay and would definitely make your trip awesome. While searching for the perfect Hotel for you, there is an option to filter out the Hotels according to various amenities.

    Not all the people in the world know that there exist some special websites to book the Hotel tickets only. For such people, regular search engines should have to do all the work. Bing Travel is a website for such people. The major point of success behind Bing Travel is the rate indicator associated with this website. You can get to know which Hotel is good and which Hotel is extracting out a lot of money from you. So, you can always choose according to your budget and still get a very comfortable Hotel.

    1. Google Hotel Finder

    Perhaps Google is not happy with all those Hotel booking websites coming over. And since every person who knows computer and internet also knows about Google, we have placed the Google Hotel Finder on the top of our list of the top position in our list of the top 10 Hotel booking websites in the world. Prices of various Hotels can also be compared by this website. Google Hotel Finder would provide you the best deals and the best discounts.





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