Getting Ready For A Self Drive Holiday

images7

A self-drive holiday is one of the favorites of budget and group vacationers. To guarantee a better vacation, a number of guidelines and suggestions can come in helpful particularly for new bees.

If you travel in one of the countries of Australia, New Zealand, USA or Canada, you will see that there are types of campervans to hire. The initial thing to take into account is the size of the RV. The next thing to consider is the conveniences or the amenities of a campervan. And last is the price of the campervan.

It helps so much if you compare campervans and RVs using MyDriveHoliday Campervan Hire, it lets you compare motorhomes quick and hassle free. My Drive Holiday operates 24 hours assisting on campervan enquiries and bookings for RV countries such as Australia. If you fancy to roadtrip along with specials plus discounts, My Drive Holiday can also suggest campervans with special rates or promos for your intended hire location

After booking a campervan, setting up the things to bring is your next concern. Below are a number of reminders to assist you set for your campervan travel:

1. Always bring smooth clothes if you want to give more room for other equipments. All campervans have storage area for luggage hence, theres no need to be troubled about where to set your luggage.

2. Avoid weighty clothes, except if it is winter.

3. Bring thermals as well as a beanie if you intend to journey the desert locations of Australia. It could really get during the night.

4. Bring flashlights or some type of torches. This is awfully helpful particularly if you plan of doing a camp.

5. Purchase food grocery items. Campervans typically have a little kitchen feature you can advantage to set up simple meals.

6. Important papers, just like your camper hire receipt, credentials, cards and passports or visa. Some countries need child papers whilst travelling with a child, so be sure to keep all documents handy.

7. Most importantly, the driver license. This is firmly essential for the individual who is going to runt he campervan.

Some things to bring are accordingly small, nevertheless once the want for these stuff arises, they are of great help for a well-ended trip.

Building Your Dream Ski Vacation

images16

A successful ski vacation is likely to combine a number of different features. If you’re looking to make the most of such a vacation, then it’s clear that you’ll need to plan carefully and to consider all aspects of what’s involved.

So how can you go about doing so? It makes a lot of sense to give consideration to each of the individual elements in turn. To begin with, you may wish to consider the time of year that you’re intending to travel. Although this may seem like a strange suggestion, particularly if your focus in on Europe, there’s more to this than meets the eye.

The reality is that there are numerous destinations available to you, which also means that you have a significant range of dates to choose from. With serious resorts operating in North America and Japan, for instance, you may not need to limit yourself to European destinations.

This does, however, lead on to inevitable questions about the budget that you have available to you. In many senses, this is also less significant than it may initially appear. Although flights may cost a little more, in some cases, it’s also true to say that they probably represent a small proportion of the total vacation spend.

So you can decide on when you want to travel and then start to consider specific destinations. You may begin by highlighting a country, before moving on to think more closely about individual resorts. You’ll find that you’ll need to give plenty of consideration to likely snow conditions, but that there’s also plenty more to think about.

I always believe that accommodation has a large impact on the success or failure of any trip. If you really want to have a great time, then it makes sense to think about whether you’ll opt for a hotel, or maybe take the more interesting option of looking at ski chalets.

My personal preference is for the latter, since I believe that this offers a more unique experience. Although it can be nice to stay in a quality hotel, there’s no doubt that a luxury chalet can really help your vacation to stand out from the crowd. You’ll also want to look closely at the facilities that are available to you.

What about for times when you find that you are away from the slopes? In such circumstances, it’s likely that you’ll be looking for other forms of entertainment. Whether that means seeking out restaurants, or finding the best nightclubs, you will discover that much of the research can be carried out before leaving home.

Redefining Hotel Entertainment

images18

With the introduction of iPad, Android mobile phones, iPhones, and the like, most hotel guests are no longer interested in the pay per view entertainment offered by hotels. According to a study done by Smith Travel Research, there was a decline of 26 percent in purchase of movies offered in hotel rooms.
Aside from being expensive, guests no longer see the value of these services because they can easily watch movies and their favorite TV shows on their iPad from a website like www.netflix.com for a lot cheaper.

Some hotels have already removed their adult content since guests who are willing to pay for them are getting fewer and fewer. One hotel chain that did this is Marriott.

How To Turn This Around

So what will hotel guests find value in? These gadgets need plain and simple Wi-Fi. Most hotels charge an arm and a leg for internet. If it were reasonable, most guests would avail of this but hotels seem to not want anyone using them by charging exorbitant prices. This is why most guests prefer it when it is included to their room rate.

Creative Entertainment

New York’s The Plaza Hotel has introduced the use of iPad for their guests to do a myriad of things. Controls that used to be in a wall panel are now controllable through the iPad. Moreover, guests can order room service or make restaurant reservations through the hotel-given iPad. Guests can also access pre-programmed guides to the city which is a plus for travelling tourists. And more importantly, guests can do their internet surfing for free on this iPad.

In Royalton, rooms come up the iPad too that has a virtual concierge application that guests can use to search for the best Japanese restaurant in town, Broadway shows, best clubs and anything else that they can possibly need.

But this creative use of the iPad is pretty much limited to The Plaza, Royalton and a few others. Almost all hotels still offer the same bland TV and overpriced movie programs. It is quite surprising actually that in surveys, TV is not on the list of customer requirements for booking a room. This just means that guests do not see the entertainment value that hotels are offering now through this medium. It is time to move on and make the most of new technologies to introduce new value-added services to the 21st century hotel guests. Learn about the current trends in the industry. Another innovation now being utilized by many hotel owners and managers is the hotel management software.

Learn what industry experts have to say with your current hotel dilemma, and what they think are your strengths and competitive advantages. Get to know them at Frontdesk Anywhere.

Taj Mahal Tour Get Lost In The True Love Of Shah Jahan & Mumtaz Mahal

images14

People from all over the world come to here to explore the real beauty of the Taj Mahal. Taj is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, which has attracted a number of tourists since time unknown. This wonderful monument is situated on the bank of the Yamuna River. Taj Mahal tours has a preferred among all the tour packages for India Tours. Whatever you visit in Agra or India for that matter, but if you dont explore Taj Mahal, your tour is not complete. If you really have desire to observe this amazing monument, you must visit Taj Mahal tour. If you are completely in love fan, you must explore to this magnificent structure during full moons. The magnificence and importance of the Taj Mahal can never be compared with any other monument in this world. The breathtaking city of Agra is considered as one of the most important travel destinations in the World Tourism map. This amazing monument can be visited with the help of Taj Mahal tour. With the help of Golden Triangle Tours, tourists can get a olden chance to visit three important destinations of India which are Delhi Agra and Jaipur. With the help of this tour package, tourists can also explore Taj Mahal.

The Taj Mahal is an amazing creation, which is devoted to love. With the help of Taj Mahal tour, tourists can be able to get a great experience about chronicle of love. This amazing monument was constructed by the great Mughal emperor Shahjahan in the memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. The Mumtaz Mahal was died immediately after giving birth to their 14th child in 1631. After the sudden death of his beloved wife Shah jahan was shocked and left with a broken heart and his hair turned grey almost overnight. After sometime Shah Jahan decided to construction of the Taj Mahal in the same year. It took 22 years and 20,000 workers worked to be completed this amazing and mind blowing attraction.

This wonderful monument is the symbol of true love, which is made of white marble. The Taj Mahal is represented as the most tremendous monument ever constructed for love. The magnificent building is now India’s most ogled icon. There is no doubt that Taj Mahal is the most sought after travel destinations in India. Taj Mahal tour provides its tourists the golden opportunity to get familiar to the architectural wonder of the Taj Mahal. So what you are waiting for just, choose Taj Mahal tour and make trip memorable.

British Virgin Islands Change Marriage Law To Make It Easier For Couples Planning Destination Weddings

images9

The British Virgin Islands Government has made it easier for foreign couples to get married on the Caribbean nation after it amended the Marriage Act and shortened the residency waiting period from three days to just 24 hours.

Brides and grooms planning destination weddings in the British Virgin Islands can now start the wedding application process online before they arrive by submitting their details through the new Civil Registry Information System (CRIS).

Before the changes came into effect on 3rd September, 2012, couples had to stop at three different locations to get the information for their marriage licence application. Now, all brides and grooms have to do is go to the Civil Registry, show their identification, proof of marital status, apply for the licence, get the marriage certificate, and provide two witnesses.

The Special Licence costs $220 and the Ordinary Licence is $120 and once obtained, couples can host their romantic Caribbean weddings as soon as 24 hours after arrival.

The British Virgin Islands offer plenty of idyllic settings for tropical island weddings and loved-up couples can choose from beach weddings at sunset, ceremonies in fragrant oceanfront gardens, and nuptials in historic ruins.

On this paradisiacal Caribbean destination couples have several picturesque islands to choose from for their weddings abroad including the main island Tortola with its white sandy beaches, ancient ruins and verdant emerald mountains; Virgin Gorda where couples can escape to secluded coves or explore lush national parks; and Anegada, a coral island that is encircled by the thriving Horseshoe Reef and shallow turquoise waters.

The changes to the British Virgin Islands Marriage Act are expected to attract even more engaged couples from abroad, especially as the trend of destination weddings spreads across the world.

According to Mintel Research, one in five couples are now getting married abroad and the Caribbean is one of the most popular wedding destinations in the world. Hotels and resorts in the region offer customised value for money wedding packages and newlyweds can extend the special occasion with a romantic honeymoon where they can relax on pristine beaches, swim in warm turquoise ocean waters, and enjoy a choice of tours, excursions and fun activities both on land and in the water.

Cheap Kerala Holiday and Honeymoon tour Packages – Make Your Choices and Preferences

images11

Kerala, one of the most exhilarating tourist destination located in the southwestern part of India has successfully maintained unique cultural characteristic with customs, arts and festivals that not simply continue to boom but as well generate a great source of income encouraging tourism. Kerala tour packages include many of exciting touring destinations including backwater, serene beaches, plantations and greenery, beautiful hill stations, houseboat tourism, rejuvenating spa and ayurvedic tour packages, wildlife tour packages, etc. The great thing is that you can easily book a holiday tour packages as per your choice and preferences.

Cheap Kerala holiday and honeymoon tour packages offer you a great opportunity to view the lovely flora and fauna of the state. If you are a wildlife lover, the Wayanad, Periyar, Munnar and Kumarakom bird and Wildlife Sanctuary not only allow you to view different types of birds and animals but as well to enjoy elephant safari.

Kerala tour package include the beautiful hill stations and among all those Munnar is one of the most beautiful and serene one which widely cater the attention of honeymoon couples and holidayers from all around the world. These days the backwater or houseboat cruise packages is the most desirable holiday package and seeked out by both domestic and foreign tourists. The places particularly available for houseboat tourism are Alleppey, Kumarakom, Kochi, and Kottayam etc. You will truly enjoy overnight stay when it cruising through narrow canals and passing through beautiful villages of God’s Own Country-Kerala.

Imperial India tour packages are also perfectly designed to delight honeymooners. If you are a newlywed couple and planning to spend your precious time with each other honeymoon tour packages take you to some of the most beautiful and exciting destinations including Kerala, Darjelling, Mount Abu, Manali, Mussorie and more. These destinations easily provide you better accommodation facilities in the form of resorts and good hotels. The rates of the package differ depending upon the destination, your number of days of stay and facilities provided.

The incredible India is truly vast and beautiful and north India being no exception. This part of the country has ample of tourist attractions that assure you some of the best travel destinations. Knowing this fact, north India tour packages provided by travel agencies include some eye-catching destinations like hill stations, snow capped mountains of the Himalayas, deserts of Rajasthan and cultural attractions. The Golden Triangle tour constitutes some of the vibrant cities including Delhi, Jaipur and Agra.

As far as hill stations of northern part of the country is concerned, places like Gulmarg, Dehradun, Mussorrie, Mount Abu, Nainital, Ranikhet, Srinagar, Patnitop and Shimla and more offer an ideal summer gateway or for a honeymoon. The major hill stations located in these places as well provide you with vast opportunities for adventure sports like trekking and mountain climbing etc.

Imperial north India tour packages as well include wildlife tourism, desert tourism, hill station and pilgrimage tourism to meet varied desire and taste of people interest.

We Talk About Country Vacation Hyderabad

images5

As a leading holiday ownership company in the country having a worldwide reputation, country vacations has negotiated special access to equally premier resort companies that are not a part of its group and also where Country vacations doesnt own a property. All that a country vacation member has to pay is a very nominal per day utility charges at these resorts which are in a way a part of country vacations membership

As a part of the country vacation membership, the members are eligible for a free accommodation for 5 weeks over the period of 5 years in the country vacations own resorts. The members will also have access to all the other affiliated clubs within India and abroad. The country vacation membership is completely transferable, giftable or even saleable through the members personal contacts. Also, as a part of the country vacation membership, the members will be able to avail 20% discount on food at country vacation Hyderabads amrutha resort. There are many more such value able offers that one gets with the country vacation membership.

When we talk about country vacation Hyderabad, the first thing that comes to mind is the grand Amrutha Castle. But actually there is much more to it. Hyderabad country vacation comprises of total 6 such resorts and clubs at Amrutha castle, Begumpet, Medchal, Country kuteeram, Lepakshi and Vishakhapatnam. As a country vacation member one gets access to all these beautiful and luxuriously done clubs and resorts on a very nominal charge. At present the accommodation facility is not available at the Begumpet and Vishakhapatnam Country clubs but these clubs are fully equipped with all the other facilities like, gym, spa, bars, restaurants, childrens play area etc.

The most famous among the country vacation Hyderabad group is of course the Amrutha Castle. This country vacation resort is built on the lines of the very popular and the magnificent Schloss Neuschwanstein castle with is on the Austrian German border and is the first property of the country vacation India to get an affiliation from the RCI of USA. Amrutha Resort is a complete getaway from the daily monotonous and the usual business class hotels. It is located in the heart of the city and is a 4 star boutique hotel. This castle hotel has 90, very tastefully and luxuriously done rooms that come with 24 hrs room service. The hotel also offers a rooftop swimming pool, health club, travel desk, guided tours, car rentals, health spa, multi cuisine restaurants, coffee shop and all the other facilities that one can imagine. We can say for sure that just like its grand architecture, Country vacation Hyderabad groups Amrutha Castle comes to its guests, with the same majesty, magnificence and grandeur.

Cienfuegos Unveils Latest E-hotel To Open Offering Cultural Cuba Holidays In Bay Of Jagua

images12

Offering the perfect mix of seaside recreation and cultural charm, the historical city of Cienfuegos has recently welcomed a new addition to its collection of colonial hotels in the Bay of Jagua.

The fully renovated Perla del Mar hotel joins the portfolio of E-Hotels (Hoteles Encanto) in Cubas colonial city of Cienfuegos. The E-hotels brand comprises a selection of restored properties of historical value that after renovation works have been converted into charming accommodation options for history-loving tourists in search of a more authentic place to stay, with a bit of added history to perfectly complement culturally-enriching Cuba holidays.

The hotel was inaugurated at the end of last month with the presence of the Gran Caribe Hotel Groups president, Eduardo Acosta and the newly opened establishment became the fourth Encanto hotel in the Punta Gorda complex, which comprises another four sister properties of equal historical value and old age charm. These sister hotels include the Jagua, Casa Verde and Palacio del Valle, the latter of which was the first E-hotel to open in Cuba and marked the starting point for extending the Encanto brand and restoring more old Cuba hotels to their former glory.

The motivation behind the opening of these peculiarly charming hotels in Cuba was not only to rescue and give use to crumbling buildings of historical importance that had been abandoned throughout the years but also to meet an increasing demand and growing interest from tourists to stay in unique accommodation that reflected Cubas captivating colonial past, much of which is still present in the architecture of old villages and sleepy towns like the residential neighbourhood of Punta Gorda, where the new Encanto Perla del Mar is located.

The investment in the restoration of the new property, part of which overlooks the sea and the beautiful Bay of Jagua, totalled 1.4 million U.S. dollars and a further restoration project is in the pipeline for another hotel in city which will be named San Carlos. Work for the new San Carlos hotel will start in 2013 with an expected date of completion in 2012 while existing projects are also to be enhanced in the area.

Perfectly catering to the growing interest for cultural holidays in Cuba, the new property adds value to the new accommodation in this city with fully renovated guest rooms and facilities.

Papua New Guinea Adventure Traveler Mecca With Butler And Health Club

images10

One of the few still untamed, if not unspoiled destinations, Papua New Guinea is a raw land. Nearly 85% of the main island is carpeted with tropical rain forest.

With its international reputation for Scuba Diving thanks to spectacular coral reefs, Papua New Guinea is still a Mecca for the serious adventure traveler who will find swamp and jagged limestone; mud and moss forest; suffocating heat and Highland chill; plumed, pearl-shelled villagers and prosaic hill people; tiny tree kangaroos and enormous Queen Alexandra Birdwing butterflies. And fascination, unspoiled beauty, the exotic experience of a lifetime. But also personal butlers at hotels. Fine dining. And now even a stunningly designed Health and Racquet Club.

The new club is at the Airways Boutique Hotel in Port Moresby and covers 600 square meters fitted out in stylish dcor, and includes state of the art Wellness in Motion Techno Gym cardio and strength equipment, a 20-metre infinity lap pool, air-conditioned squash courts, floodlit tennis court, aerobics and exercise room, massage rooms, separate male and female steam rooms and saunas, and a Zen garden with views over the valley, the sea, and the mountains, for winding down after a workout or massage treatment.

A full range of professionally organized classes and lessons offers Club members and hotel guests a variety of invigorating fitness and exercise programs and routines. There is also an outdoor exercise trail through the hotel’s lush botanical gardens.

The Airways Hotel, located at the Port Moresby airport, is anything but your typical airport hotel. Exquisite dining, the unique combination of the exotic and the modern in a luxurious tropical setting, and an excellent, friendly service provide for a matchless airport hotel experience.

The hotel is nestled into the mountainside in its own botanical gardens, with stunning views of the crystal clear waters of Bootless Bay to the majestic mountains of the Owen Stanley Ranges. The stylish rooms have a hint of designer decor with a simple elegance. For the ultimate luxury in service, book one of the Orchid Suites and Rooms that come with a 24-hour personal butler to cater to your every need. Art and artifacts of Papua New Guinea are on display throughout the hotel.

Four restaurants, four bars, boutique, chauffeured limousine service, swimming pools, tennis courts, yoga and aerobics, Chefs Master cooking classes, diving, and spa complete a hotel offering that one does not expect at an airport hotel in an exotic destination.

The Airways Hotel is an Emerald Collection member of Boutique Hotels & Resorts International, a highly acclaimed alliance of genuine boutique hotels from around the world, and has been nominated for the World Travel Awards.

If your travels take you to the exotic islands of Papua New Guinea, be it for a longer stay or just for a day, the Airways is the place to be.

A Tour of the Navy SEAL Museum

images6

Located at the northern part of the Hutchinson Island in Florida, the U.S. Navy SEAL Museum is nestled at the original place where the Frogmen underwent their training back in the early 1940s. The Navy SEAL Museum is dedicated to the elite group of the Naval Special Warfare, the only one in the whole world.

How It Started

The U.S. Navy Frogmen, the original name given to the Navy SEALs, were born and came to existence at Fort Pierce, Florida, where the National Navy SEAL Museum now stands. The U.S. Navy Underwater Demolition Teams and the U.S. Naval Combat Demolition Units were composed primarily of brave volunteers for the Second World War.

It was in November 1985 when the Navy SEAL Museum was formally dedicated to the elite group of the U.S. Special Operations Forces. Thereafter, an endless number of artifacts have continuously been sent to Fort Pierce.

What You Will Find

The Navy SEAL Museum provides a good venue for people to learn more about the history of the Naval Special Warfare. Inside the Navy SEAL Museum, one will be able to discover the beginnings of the Underwater Demolition Team, learn about their exploits in the Second World War, and understand more about the Navy SEALs by way of the artifacts and the many photographs displayed in the museum.

Outside, one will feel nostalgic seeing various modes of transportations that have been used by the Navy SEALs. A helicopter, two-man submarines, and patrol boats are artfully displayed outside the museum. The vehicle’s story can be read on a statue that stands on each of them.

Inside, one will be greeted by a volunteer, who could be a retired SEAL, a retired Frogman, or a spouse of a Frogman or a SEAL. The volunteer will serve as your guide in your tour of the museum and will explain every memorabilia on display.

The Museum Store

Like the usual museum, the Navy SEAL Museum also has a shop for us navy seals visitors where they can purchase their choice of SEAL souvenirs such as a pin, a cap, or a book. Tactical gear like backpacks, gloves, bags, and holsters can likewise be bought at the Navy SEAL Museum store.

U.S. Navy SEAL shirts, polos, cammies, and other tactical apparel (ideally for souvenir purposes) are available at the museum shop. Items are moderately priced, and the museum also accepts donations for it maintenance. Also, for a $100 donation, one can make his name part of the great Navy SEAL history with his own memorial brick being used nowhere else but within the grounds of the museum.

About the Author: This Article is written by James Kara Murat from USNavySealStore.com, the contributor of Navy Seal Store. More information on the subject is at A Tour of the Navy SEAL Museum, and related resources can be found at navy seal workout.