Sunday, September 30, 2012
Means of travel/ Conveyance
Travel/ Trip Lodge
Buying of clothing and other goods
Expenses on Meals
All these are the basic expenses we do while going on a trip, but what if trip has to be cancelled due to any unavoidable reason like Illness, death or accident, the money spent on the afore mentioned areas would go waste and we would not even get a chance to get it refunded. But the scenario would be totally different if you be a proud owner of any of the available Travel Insurance as these insurance contracts assure of reimbursing the expenses made in the event of trip cancellation.
One always picks the best Tour Stay for them as to make it comfortable and memorable in turn it looks for the best Travel Lodge and get the same booked, thus to secure the heavy expenses made over it, one must go for these plans as they not only cover the cancellation but there are several areas which a Good Travel Insurance covers in order to provide its members the best of service and satisfaction. When one takes in a Travel Insurance Plan, they can very well tighten their seat belts and relax a now the custody of their health, expenses and goods lies in the hands of these Insurance companies and more over along with immediate aid and services the refund of losses that might occur.
If this is what a Travel Insurance could provide then why not to do a little surfing and get the best deal for oneself, while surfing the net one might have the privilege to compare the various plans and pick the best, reasonable and most adequate plans for themselves. Just have to read the procedures and terms carefully before finalizing o avoid any misguidance or confusion. In this way you can make your own plan i.e. place in your requirements and the solution would be there at just one click. In turn giving a tension free journey and a Peace of mind.
Saturday, September 29, 2012
There are plenty of things to do in and around Rabat when you travel to Malta. 5 star luxury in your hotel is one thing, but try to get out to see Rabat if you can and you'll discover why it is one of the most popular places to visit in Malta. Here are a few of the highlights that you should try to experience when you are next in Rabat.
The Roman Museum : The Roman Museum in Rabat is well worth a few hours of your time when you visit during your Malta 5 star holiday. It houses an ancient Roman villa which was excavated in 1881, and the museum was built around it in the 1920s. It contains a range of fascinating artefacts such as tombstones, flourmills, masks, lamps, ornaments and sculptures. But perhaps the reason that most people visit is to take a look at the incredible mosaics, which are truly impressive. The artefacts date all the way back to the 3rd century BC, and there are also marble statues on display.
When you get to Rabat you are going to notice that the area has a lot of water around it. This really adds to the fantastic atmosphere that this city has. First of all, Rabat happens to sit right on the Atlantic Ocean. This only adds to the fact that it's a huge tourist spot to visit. Not only that, but this city also happens to sit at the mouth of the Bou Regreg River. Because of the beautiful surrounding, Rabat's main source of income actually comes from tourism.
Another reason why people love to come to Rabat is because of all the culture you can learn about. In fact, when you are in town, you have to go to the Theater Mohamed V, which is located right in the center of the town. Its location makes it almost impossible to miss the amazing building. Also around this area, you are going to find a lot of official Morocco galleries, as well as an archaeological museum. This is another reason why Rabat is a good choice for people who have never been to Morocco. By coming here, you will be able to learn tons of things you never knew about, as well as have a good time.
While you are in Rabat, you might as well stop and see Temara. This is an area of Morocco that is located in the green belt of Rabat. In fact, the whole area of Temara is covered in natural, as well as, artificial forest. Whenever you see these forests for the first time, it will blow you away. This is sure to be one area of Rabat that you and your family are truly going to enjoy. After all, this lets you see a completely different side of Rabat that most people do not normally get to see.
Friday, September 28, 2012
Each year as summer comes around people across the globe start to prepare for their summer vacation, for some this may be a long haul journey to the other end of the world where as for others it may only be a trip down the motorway to somewhere a bit warmer!
Whatever the vacation is the associated traveling takes a lot of preparation with people buying new clothes, luggage, toiletries, sun lotions, medicines and other holiday essentials. As well as gathering all the holiday essentials there is the matter of arranging travel to and from airports, ferry terminals, train stations etc, which can involve booking taxi's, minibuses or getting a bus. After organizing travel and gathering all the holiday essentials together, travelers also have to ensure that all tickets and passports are kept safe and in date, which with a party of people can be harder than it sounds.
With so much to do one of the most important necessities of any trip can often be over looked, travel insurance! As this is something that is not required by law to travel and is often not needed it can get overlooked and forgotten about.However, failing to obtain travel insurance before any trip can be a catastrophic error should anything go wrong whilst away. Should an accident occur whilst away and the person has no travel insurance medical bills will soon add up leaving the injured party with a hefty bill to pay, potentially ruining the vacation! When you consider that travel insurance can now be obtained cheaply and conveniently there is no excuse for not having the right cover whilst on vacation.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
Rising gas prices, air fares, hotel rates… bills, bills, bills… But none of these are keeping travelers off the roads to get their much deserved vacation. According to the triple-A, around 35 million Americans traveled during the Memorial Day weekend - A hundred thousand more than last year’s. The number only says that there’s no stopping the common American from hitting the road to take a break. But how does one cope with all the spending to make sure that there’s enough left to go back to the normal life they left off? How does one prepare for traveling and avoiding hassles during and after their vacation?
Hotel rates are up between 5 and 10 percent.; Airfares, 14 percent; a gallon of gas? More than a higher than last year. So what’s an American to do? Here are a few tips:
1. Awareness of Peak Travel Day Fees – Peak travel day fees are applied when there is a higher demand. These hidden travel fees increase the price of your flight, especially during the months of June, July, and August. During these months, every day is almost considered as a “peak” day. And the only way to avoid it? – postpone your vacation until the end of the summer, which is quite a hassle since you don’t want to ruin your kids’ summer vacation.
2. Bargains -- There are lots of cheap travel packages going to the Caribbean, Cancun and Las Vegas during the summer months.
3. Travel Tips from CBP – They say that people who read fast get ahead. This might be true, except for some information that you really need to remember and digest like the tips from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Here are some CBP tips that you should remember before you go:
a. Have all the required travel documents for the countries you’re visiting. To add, identification for re-entry to the U.S. Passports are also required for re-entry.
b. Declare everything you are bringing in from abroad. This includes items that are bought in a duty free shop as these items are also subject to U.S. duty fees and other restrictions.
c. Be cautious when buying something from a street vendor. Some merchandise can be classified as counterfeit or unsafe and you may have to surrender it to the CBP when you get home.
d. Know that things bought abroad for personal use or as gifts are eligible for duty exemptions. But if you’re going to resell them, they are not eligible.
e. Have a quick look at the list of prohibited merchandise (such as ivory, tortoise shell, absinthe, and counterfeit items) and restricted merchandise.
f. Be aware that many foreign-made meds are not FDA-approved. You cannot bring these meds into the U.S. Also remember that, when traveling abroad, bring only the amount of medication that you’re going to use during your trip.
g. Cuban-made products are a big no-no.
h. Don’t bring any food into the U.S. without checking to see if it’s permitted. To add, exotic pets like live birds, whether it’s for your personal use or for commercial use, may be restricted and/or quarantined.
i. You also have to remember that CBP officers can inspect you and your belongings without a warrant. This may include your luggage, vehicle, and personal searches. This is meant to enforce U.S. laws as well as protect legitimate travelers.
4. Maintain Your Tires – Most people would opt to go on a road trip instead of flying, so a good advice to take is to check if your tires are properly inflated. Estimates show that U.S. motorists could save up to 700 million gallons of gas each year just by maintaining their tires properly. To add, tuning-up and putting the correct motor oil in your car can improve fuel efficiency by up to 4 percent.
5. Find a Cheap Vacation Rental -- Looking for a cheap vacation rental near your intended destination can save you money, especially if you’re going out with a large group. Instead of booking a hotel during peak season, try to look for a vacation rental that has all the amenities that you need.
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
A couple of decades ago, most of the solo travellers used books or electronic gadgets like a iPod, laptop to be there travel companion as they found it better way to kill there time n loneliness while travelling all alone.
But now we see a change in the trend. Even though individuals have to go on a solo holidays they dont have to actually single. You can actually have a partner on your holiday. With a travel companion you dont have to worry about all the donts of being a single traveller. You dont have to worry about going to any restaurant, museum, art gallery, historical site all alone. So you have a travel companion without defeating the whole purpose of travelling single.
You are with some one with whom you can share your travel ideas and experiences making your solo vacation all the more exciting and beautiful. In fact the way you look at an all singles holiday would completely change if you have a travel partner who shows you around, helps you mingle with new people. You would definitely take with yourself unforgettable memories and exciting stories from your foreign destination when with your travel buddy.
Again the question arises how does one find a travel companion and even if a solo traveller finds a partner would he or she be the ideal person to holiday with? Hmmm
Well there are plenty of websites on the internet that help you choose a travel buddy just as per your needs. So whether you travelling for business or pleasure these websites give you ample of choice if you are on a look out for a holiday partner.
But all the joy and excitement of the solo holiday is taken away when you consider the cost involved in your travel. You might have to pay in doubles even when your holidaying all alone .Often you end up paying hefty single supplements.
A single supplement surcharge for most rooms or cruises is about 40% of your total cost of holidaying and its mostly not possible to argue your way out of it.
You are stuck in a situation where you dont want to cancel your solo vacation and neither you able to find some one who could share your room or cabin. In No Singles supplement holidays' the travel agencies aids the solo traveller by pairing them with other singles on holiday in to double occupancy program. Most travel companies catering to your need to find a travel partner ask you to submit a personal profile and also list the destinations you would like to visit. Gradually you start getting potentional matches as per your choose you can contact them or hold a meeting with them.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Private Jet Charter, filled by tour companies booking the charter flight as part of a package deal which includes accommodation rentals and other activities for an entire vacation. These tour companies charter an airplane for a specific day and route, and sell the seats themselves. Occasionally businesses, schools, or organizations will book a Private Jet Charter, to receive a better rate from the airline.
A Private Air Craft Charters, usually has much stricter penalties than comparable scheduled flights often with little or no refund on cancellations. Many charter airlines mitigate this by allowing you to transfer your ticket to another person for a small penalty.
Our viewpoint is simple. Air Craft charters, aim to inspire assurance in our clients by making their journey as faultless and unforced as possible from the first call to Private Air Craft Charters, to the moment they step off our luxury charter jets and provide an experience like no other.
Air Craft Charters, offer a 24 hour service, 7 days a week and availability serving most airports throughout the Australian and the Pacific region and you can be airborne with a minimum of an hour’s notice.
When purchasing Private Air Craft Charters, one can receive some astonishing deals by buying separately and waiting until the going away day is very near. This approach requires a great deal of elasticity in preparation but the ticket price can be well below cost for the airline.
While scheduled airlines can charge a premium price for tickets purchased a few days before departure, secure in the knowledge that seats will continue to fill to the last minute Air Craft Charters, are faced with the conflicting situation. Most people purchasing charter tickets buy well in move forward.
Private Air Craft Charters, knows there are many charter flight companies out there. They also know that they are unique for many reasons not the least of which are the details and services which only Australian Air Craft Charters, offers.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
The insurance covers retiree, senior as well as group medical policies. This a product of the partnership between Insurance Direct Canada-I.D.C and Group Medical Services-GMS which are offering an exceptional travel insurance policy specifically to serve the travelling needs of Snowbirds. The Snowbird travel insurance has won praise among Snowbirds who have been ignored for a long time as far as insurance plans are concerned. Canadian retirees have for a long time gone through tribulations and unnecessary anxieties because no insurance policy was catering for their travel needs. As a Snowbird, you now have the opportunity to enjoy the fruits of your labor by travelling to your dream destination without being anxious.
Canada is one of the world countries that have made major steps in insurance with provision of insurance services covering various aspects of the human life and his/her belongings. All ages have been covered in their insurance plans. People all over the world are travelling either on official duties or on vacations. If you thought only the working class has been protected during their trips, then you are quite wrong. The old as well as retirees have a reason to smile and enjoy travelling following the introduction of an insurance policy known as snowbird travel insurance. A large percentage of Canadians known by the name "Snowbirds" are making trips from the country more so during the winter season in Canada. More often than not, the trips range between three and six months involving retirees who desire warm weather.
The policy "Snowbird travel insurance" was derived from the name used in reference to this group of Canadians-the Snowbirds.
However, GMS isn't the sole company offering Snowbird travel insurance to insurance buyers wishing to undertake this kind of cover. IDC only acts as a broker representing other insurance firms. Snowbird travel insurance is offered at affordable rates and hence people in different economic levels qualify to undertake the policy.
Regardless of whether Canadian Snowbirds are travelling within or out of the country, they are provided with emergency medical cover. There are also travel insurance policies for Canadian visitors.
No one wishes to go through tribulations while travelling and always hopes to have an exclusive travel experience, but things do not happen as per our expectations. Many times people have travelled across borders without necessarily having travel insurance. However, this was as result of luck and not custom or principle. Snowbirds are subject to regular illness which might strike unannounced and hence need to undertake Snowbird travel insurance cover. When such emergencies occur in the absence of this kind of cover, it is hard for Snowbirds to solve such problems keeping in mind that most of them lack a steady income. This is very beneficial at such times. This policy covers all medical bills saving Snowbirds the agony of indebtedness.
Snowbirds not covered under this policy have ended up spending dearly from their own pockets; expenses they could have avoided had they taken cover earlier. Nevertheless, it is never late and one can always make a step and purchase the policy.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Munnar is a salubrious hill station situated in Kerala. Blanketed by mist, this elegant gem was discovered by British and converted into summer resort. Still, its fame is intact and millions throng to Munnar to experience that refreshing, soothing and gentle touch. People looking for holiday resorts and travel destinations that are blessed with natural beauty can come to Munnar which is a stunningly beautiful hill stations perfectly located in the state of Kerala. This hill station is immensely blessed with lush green hills, flower strewn valleys and coffee, tea and cardamom plantations.
Situated at 1600 meters above sea level, this beautiful green paradise stands at the confluence of three rivers - Madupetti, Nallathani and Kundala. In Tamil, the word 'munnu' means ""three"" and 'aar' means ""river"".Hence ""Munnar"" is a shortened version of 'Munnu Aar'. Munnar is a commercial centre with one of the world's best tea estates. There are about 30 tea plantations in and around Munnar. Among these, majority of the plantations are owned by Tata Group's Kannan Devan Tea Estate. A visit to Munnar can witness the nurturing of tea in plantation to the process of manufacturing and packing. The town itself is typically Indian with the usual shops, guest houses and is really beautiful and traditional. It is a good place to stay to see the surrounding countryside. It is also a popular place for Indian honeymooners.
While on a tour of Munnar, one can enjoy tour to some of the scenic sightseeing and prime tourist attractions like the famous Eravikulam National Park, Pothamedu, Devikulam, CSI Christ Church, Nyayamakad, Attukal, Heart Lock Lake, Sita Devi Lake, etc. All these spots are amazingly beautiful.
Echo Point, located 15 km away from Munnar, on the way to top station from Munnar is a small lake set amidst rolling hills. Every loud call made from a spot on the lake embankment is returned manifold by the echo from the surrounding hills. Young tourists throng to this place to listen to the echoes of their friendship calls.
One of the prime attractions for the visitors coming on a atour of Munnar is Devikulam. It is the idyllic hill station located only 7 km away from Munnar hill station. The green carpeted lawns, cool mountain breeze, exotic flora and species of fauna, green verdant hills and the gushing rivers truly draws many visitors for their honeymoon occasions. The Sita Devi Lake is very beautiful surrounded by the gleaming flora which spreads the fragrance of love as the cool breeze blows. It is said that the goddess Sita had once come and bathed in this beautiful placid lake. The visitors get lost in the world of imagination as they visit and take bagful loving memories back.
The sightseeing attractions and other natural attractions of Munnar will truly make you feel happy as never before. You can book Munnar holiday packages that are crafted so well keeping in mind the requirements of different tourists. These packages allow you to explore this hill station to the fullest in shorter period of time. Come and soak in the beauty of the nature on Munnar visit and treasure remarkable memories as you enjoy vacation in a style.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
According to the application,travel bags can be divided in mountaineering bags, and daily city tours or short-distance travel bags.These bags' feature and purpose are very different. Mountaineering bags are divided into large bags and small bags, The large bag also has the frame type and the inner tower type, because the frame type travels is extremely inconveniently in the wooded mountain,so we are usually recommended to use inner tower type travel bag. For example,five days to climb the four girls mountains,the 70-80 Liter travel bag is recommended for men, and 40-50 Liter bags for ladies. It would be better to carry a travel bag with a removable top bag or purse and only carry the top bag or purse after arriving at the camp, large package can be remain in camps, go into battle with a light pack.
While you carry a large bag full of things, it seems very cool look and you will attract a lot of eyeballs, but only you who can feel the weight.And nobody will cover the tied on your shoulders.So when choose a travel bag to travel should consideryour capability,and the travel bag must be selected according to you.When you select the travel bag,you must test weights, equivalent to the weight of their bags of stuff in the bag to try the effect, or borrow a friend's travel bags to test. Please pay attention to the bag to check if it is close to the back, and if the belt and chest strap are appropriate. And men's styles and women styles should be separated, and so on.
When you have a good travel bag, it will hurt your backache if you don't loading well. the salesclerk which from the outdoors thing shop introduced,common order for filling goods is (from bottom to top): Sleeping bag and clothing, light equipment, heavy equipment, provisions, drink.
When you would like to buy a travel bag, suggest you to buy it in a professional shop with the professionals guidance,and you should select carefully before you purchase and should not only look at the brand name, rather to inappropriate if it is not suitable, after all only you will bear the fatigure. If your stature is not high, do not choose the travel bag with too big volumn.Generally speaking,woman selects the travel bag with the volume less than 60 litres.When chooses the travel bag only to have a look,but also carry on the back with the heavy things, and then walk personally to feel the travel bag performance.If you feel uncomfortable,this travel bag is not suitable for you even if it is advance design.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Rajasthan is a state located in the north of India. Its geographical diversities as well as Its rich historical legacies, its distinct culture and traditions make it one of the most desired tourist destinations in India. Rajasthan tour packages offers wildlife holidays tour, pilgrim tours, forts and palaces tour or even desert safaris, holidays in Rajasthan facilitates one to enjoy on these and many more...
Rajasthan tour packages have been given here for your perusal:
Desert Camel Safari in rajasthan is the most popular adventure of asia, it is a unique way to explore small villages in rajasthan, camel safaris at the top of this ship of desert is very exciting adventure, camel riding is not easy as people consider it, it's a great experience to explore the "Thar marusthal", a joy riding is available across all the major spots within the state.
Palace tours in Rajasthan tour: it's a wonderful opportunities to see and explore some of wonderful architectural structures of India like Mehrangarh Fort, City Palace, Amber Fort, Neemrana Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Castle Mandawa Fort, Lake Palace, Junagarh Fort, Golden Fort, Kumbhalgarh Fort, each fort with a distinct history of its own awaits your arrival so that you can appreciate the skilful building acumen of the Rajasthani artisans.
Heritage Tours in Rajasthan: trip to Rajasthan is incomplete without going on a heritage tour.It has bloomed as the hottest heritage destination of India in the past few decades.Its traditional lifestyle, cultural pride, vibrant colors and authentic Indian touch in its hospitality lures foreign and domestic tourists to its deserts, forts and palaces.
Wildlife tours in Rajasthan: wildlife of Rajasthan attracts tourists to come and explore its many aspects. Ranthambore National Park, Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary and Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary are a few of the popular names to mention.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Need a pet taxi to transport your precious pet from one location to another? Want them to travel in complete comfort, be relaxed during the journey and have plenty of breaks during their travels? Consider professional pet transport provided by pet travel experts who collect and deliver animals from anxious owners.
The pet travel service ensures that pets are well cared for during all stages of their journey. Whether you need a dog delivering to Dagenham or cat picking up from Preston, reliable pet travel services have the caring solution to your transportation problems. Book the services of an animal taxi and let your pet travel in style from point A to point B.
Trusted pet transport
Packing your suitcase for a well-earned break? How will you feel when its time to take your dog to the kennels? If its anything like last time theyll be plenty of tears and you could be tempted to cancel the trip. Why put yourself through this agony when the pet travel team can help? Ask the pet travel specialists to collect your pet and theyll take them to the kennels on your behalf in a kind and caring manner.
Whenever you need a reliable pet taxi service the pet travel firm provides the steadfast answer. Ring the pet transport experts when you require pet travel for trips to kennels, catteries or the vets. They provide a well equipped vehicle thats designed for comfortable pet travel to make the journey as stress free as possible.
Its a moving experience
Planning to move in the near future? A house move can be stressful enough for humans never mind about your family pets. How can you make the move less traumatic for your animals? Ask for help from the pet travel experts.
Arrange for the pet travel professionals to collect your pets on the day of the move in their modern pet taxi. Your pets will be treated with the utmost of respect as they enjoy pet travel to their new home. No matter what distance is involved the pet travel specialists will cater for your unique requirements.
Move with confidence knowing that your pets are being well looked after by the pet travel team who provides the best pet transportation services.
Friday, September 14, 2012
Travelling might be the best thing to do especially after a wedding or a promotion. Moreover with the festive season spreading its glory far and wide, people are travelling to various destinations; either to catch up with loved ones or to capture a glimpse of a beautiful spot in their minds’ thresholds. However with our lives becoming more disaster prone, safety is a prime concern for even the shortest of trips.
There are a few basic travelers’ tips that people must keep in mind before they say goodbye to their loved ones. The first most important thing to do is to sign into the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program, in order to aid the State Department in better assistance. This proves helpful in case of an emergency or a crisis while traveling.
It is also recommended to fill up the emergency information form while signing the passport. The passport should be valid and duly signed.
To meet any unpredicted exigency, it is also advisable to keep copies of passport and itinerary with family members, this will help them locate you easily if anything wrong occurs.
Another vital task before moving out for a trip especially abroad is to check with the insurance company about overseas coverage.
However traveling need not be a completely panicky situation. Especially if it is a honeymoon trip, safety first; but other things too need to be taken care of. Planning a tentative budget and registration with a reputed honeymoon travel agent is also an important thing to do.
For any kind of trip, right and light packing is yet another vital thing. While an adventure trip might require you to pack the right clothes and shoes, a romantic getaway would on the other hand require you to pack minimum, permitting enough space for souvenirs that you might pick up.
While on a romantic cruise tipping is a good idea to steal away some cozy moments and it is better to watch others from the ship while everyone else is ashore!
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Each travel is important, it can be a vacation trip you have planned for months, a very important business affair, something you need to do to accomplish an important task or you are representing your country for a special event. But when a sudden onset of various inconvenience brought by traveller’s diarrhoea gets into the way, you only have two choices: let it ruin your trip and everything you have traded for that, or strike back and prevent things before it breaks you. And for most cases, everyone will definitely choose the latter option.
Diarrhoea or traveller’s diarrhoea (TD) is considered the most common enemy of travelers from industrialized or developed countries spending days or weeks in developing countries, as the sudden change in their gastrointestinal environment is attacked by microorganisms generally found in these countries, which includes, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America. This condition is also known as bali belly, delhi belly, Montezuma’s revenge and Rangoon runs, among other names, is basically caused by ingestion of food or water contaminated with traveller’s diarrhoea causing microorganisms. Even though it is a self-limiting condition and usually clears up after 3 to 4 days, the inconveniences of this illness is just an utter nuisance of your trip (or right after you went home). The symptoms of diarrhea or diarrhoea in UK, includes the following:
• Frequent loose bowel movements in 24-hour period
• Abdominal cramps
• Abdominal bloating
• Urgency to go to the toilet
• Mild fever
• Blood in stools (in some cases)
Because of these said symptoms, that may occur 1 or 2 weeks after the arrival to the developing country, getting paralyzed all throughout your travel is a great hindrance from you accomplishing all your tasks or enjoying the vacation. Luckily if these occur when you got home, but the case is just downright hassling at any point you look at it. Since traveller’s diarrhoea is characterized by frequent bowel movements and vomiting, lots of fluid gets off your body, and as most people know, dehydration can be fatal once ignored. The feeling of lack of energy due to dehydration caused by diarrhea or diarrhoea can stop you from accomplishing tasks. Aside from that, when dysentery occurs, which is marked as bloody diarrhoea with fever that occurs to 10% of all cases of this illness, there is a high risk that you might get confined to bed or be advised to curtail your activities until your condition improve.
With these simple facts alone, there is no question that traveller’s diarrhoea should not be disregarded, as it can strip off every ounce of enjoyment and productivity in you during your travel. Be informed, be safe and be responsible for yourself.
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Jodhpur, also known as the blue city, is the gateway to the famous Thar desert. It is the second largest city of heritage state of Rajasthan. The city was founded by Rajput Rathore Rao Jodha around 1459 AD. Most of the houses are of blue shades in old city that make it famous as Blue City. Also It is called the Sun City as the sun brightens the city almost everyday. With its superb surroundings and structures, it is one of the most favourite tourists destination of Rajasthan.
Jodhpur is located in the lap of Thar desert, surrounded by the gorgeous Aravali hills. Various forts, palaces and temples enrich the city and make it the center of attraction.
It is the largest fort of Rajasthan, founded in 1458, around which the whole city was developed. It is loacted at the top of a hill at a height of 150 meters, which now is converted into one of the finest as well as the most well stocked museum of Rajasthan.
Umaid Bhavan Palace:
This palace is counted amongst the most recent palaces of India. This beautiful building is made of the finest marble and the special sandstone. Also it is the biggest private residence in the whole world, which also has a royal heritage hotel along with a wonderful museum.
Veer Durgadas Smarak, Masooria Hills:
You may enjoy the fantastic bird's-eye view of the city from the Veer Durgadas Smarak, as it is located at the high hills of Masooria. The beautiful fountains along with museum, children playing facilities, park and restaurants make this place must visit tourist destination.
Temples: Ganesha Temple, Mahamandir Temple, Baba Ramdev Temple, Pal Balaji Temple and Santoshi Mata Temple are the famous temples of the city.
Lakes: Jodhpur is also garnished with several famous lakes full of natural beauty. Some of these most famous lakes are Balsamand Lake, Kailana Lake and Gulab Sagar Lake.
Market: Nai Sadak and Sardar market are the famous buying places of the city. Handlooms products, handicrafts items, silver and semi precious stone jewelry, cushions, bedsheets, gift items and candles are the main buying material of Jodhpur that attract everyone's attention.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
With every passing phase our plans to visit various destinations change, but there is a place which still resumes No.1 position in everyone's heart. And that is Switzerland. A dream destination for one and all. It's an ideal place to discover each other while falling for the panoramic beauty of the Alps. The beautiful landscapes, fills you with the joys and happiness and gives you the zest of motivation.
You are totally filled with awe and surprise visiting the beautiful and worthy places. The drives are breathtaking. The landscapes are perfect to view as if God himself took some time to make this place. The people are also very warm and welcoming. You never feel lonely or out of place. It has some or the other place for everyone. Like if you want some loneliness or some quiet place you can go for trekking on Mount Rigi or you can go to the lake, take a boat ride and also sit besides the banks of the lake.If you are young, you can go for casinos or Mount Titlis for some adventure sports.
Places like Mount Titlis and Mount Rigi when covered with snow show the most serene and picturesque view. Whereas, in summers it is all green, the clouds come down to your side as if becoming companions of you for the moment. One can sit there for hours and absorb the beauty of the nature. And yes! don't forget to gobble down the Desi food like Pav Bhaji and Vada Pav while coming down from Mount Titlis. It would seem as the best food around.
The lake and even the small villages like Interlaken are more than enough to take your breath away. If you are more into shopping than you can enjoy the pleasure by shopping in branded stores like Cartier, Armani, Gucci etc. There are also various markets (like Coop stores) where you can find stuff totally matching your style and comfort, and at very reasonable prices.
Believing that whatever expenses you incur while planning your trip to Switzerland is totally worth it. You can definitely count on my words.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
A destination like China is a ideal location to travel and leisure. If you are a couple, a group, or you just want to take a trip by your own, this will be a excellent spot for you. For those people who are seeking for a one of a type tourist spot then you need to come to this spot and appreciate your holiday all day long.
China is a well-known historical spot ever since. Even though there are lots of historical locations across the globe, China is distinct for its preserved structures. Their colorful previous was also carefully preserved and can be observed through some of its artistic sceneries. Every and each and every spot in this nation is surely a good getaway for most tourists. If you are a food traveler, China is also the place to go.
There are several delicious cuisines. Among these are dim sum, shark fin soup, char siu or pork barbeque, and numerous more.
Individuals from China are warm and hospitable. They know how to take care from the tourists by sharing their colorful culture than could be observed and felt when you visit establishments around the nation. Tourists can't resist coming more than and over again.
To note, there are journey agencies who offer ready-made tours that will enable travelers to appreciate its beauty and see some key destinations like the capital of Beijing, ancient Xian, scenic Guilin and also the vibrant Hong Kong. Not to forget its recognized epic landmark the Excellent Wall of China which is part of the Seven Wonders of the World.
Thursday, September 6, 2012
Jaisalmer, the gem city of Rajasthan state is also known as 'The Golden City', as it is located in the semi desert land of golden sand. The name of the city is after the name of the king ''Rao Jaisal Yadav'', who found the city. It is the largest district of Rajasthan and one of the largest district of India. The beautiful range of Aravali adds several moons to the beauty of this magnificent city. A number of historical monuments, forts and temples are scattered all around the city, but the Jaisalmer Fort shines like a diamond amongst them all. The colorful festivals of Jaisalmer are also famous all over India.
Attractions of Jaisalmer: Various artistic structures and monuments of Jaisalmer have conserved the rich hostorical values of then rich era, that makes it an important tourists destination.
Jaisalmer Fort: This massive structure of sandstone is just like the crown of the city, which was built by Rajput ruler - Jaisal. In this huge fort approx one-fourth population of the city resides. It's magical sights mesmerize the visitors as it looks golden-yellow in sunshine and honey gold at the time of sunset.
Havelis: The fascinating havelis reveals the royalty and luxuriousness of the wealthy families of Jaisalmer. Patwon ki Haveli, Salman Singh ki Haveli, Nathmalji ki Haveli and Haveli Shreenath are some of the most famous havelis.
Jain Temple: The splendid Jain Temples make the city a holy land. There are total 7 temples, built inside the fort walls. Decorated with beautiful carvings the temples are the wonderful example of then prosperous architecture.
Libraries: Jaisalmer also has one of the oldest libraries of the country. These libraries contain the rarest of the manuscripts and artefacts, that belong to Jainism.
Museums: Desert Culture Center & Museum, Jaisalmer Folklore Museum and Government Museum are the famous museums in Jaisalmer.
Market: Just like it's culture the market of Jaisalmer is also full of colors, where you may purchase intricate textiles with amazing embroidery work, silver jewelery and several items, made of camel leather.
Camel Safari: Camel is one of the main modes of transport in Rajasthan and also called the ship of desert. Enjoy the fantastic camel trip during your Jaisalmer Travel.
Fairs:Jaisalmer is renowned for its colorful festivals, among them all Desert Festival is the main event. Desert Festival is deliberately dedicated to the performing arts of Rajasthan.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Copenhagen, the capital of Scandinavia, is one of Europe's smallest capitals and one of the most easily traveled. Copenhagen's center, Slotsholmen, encompasses no more than a thirty minute walk from one side to the other. Slotsholmen is the district with the most historical and architectural appeal of the city. On the opposite side of the Slotsholmen Kanal is Indre By, the most-modern city district, packed tightly together with cafes, bars, restaurants, shops, churches, and museums. Opposite of Indre By is the island of Christianshavn, Copenhagen's art district. Northeast of Indre By is Copenhagen's former aristocratic district, home of several palaces, including the Rosenborg palace, and Kastellet, the oldest continually-utilized military fort in Europe. South of Indre By is Rådhuspladsen and Central Station.
Copenhagen is home to many amazing museums: Bakkehus Museum, the Barbie Doll Museum, the Museum of Modern Glass Art, Museum Erotica, the Museum of Copenhagen, the National Museum, and the Worker's Museum, just to name a few. All of these museums display an interesting array of treasures that Copenhagen tourists will enjoy browsing. A trip to Amalienborg Palace to watch the changing of the guards can be an enjoyable experience, and the Botanic Garden is a must-see for flora enthusiasts. Kids will enjoy a trip to the Copenhagen Zoo, and art enthusiasts will want to take a trip to see Edvard Eriksen's statue of the Little Mermaid.
Historical and Architectural Attractions
While Slotsholmen is a monument in itself to Copenhagen's historical architecture, there are places outside of the city center's walls that are just as rich in historical value. On the city's outskirts lie Kronborg and Frederiksborg castles, Kronborg being the actual castle that Elsinore Castle of Shakespeare's Hamlet was based on. There are also many historical attractions northeast of Indre By, including the Rosenburg palace, the Kongens Have gardens and the Botanisk Have greenhouses, the Marmorkirke church, the Amalienborg palace, and the Kastellet military fort.
There are two great places for shopping in Copenhagen: Strøget, the pedestrian mall that links four of the city's streets, and Fields, Scandinavia's largest shopping center. For dining, fresh herring can be found in the restaurants along Nyhavn, and typical Mediterranean cuisine can be found in establishments condensed mostly within Indre By. Drinking is a popular pastime in Copenhagen, and it is not difficult to find a pub on just about every corner serving lager, Scandinavia's drink of choice. However, wine is also pretty easy to find in some of the city's more upscale dining establishments. Recently, Copenhagen has acquired some cocktail bars and nightclubs These clubs can be found in four different areas around the city -- Indre By, Tivoli, Vesterbro, and Nørrebro.
Monday, September 3, 2012
Why you need a travel wallet.
In truth it is not an absolutely essential travel item, but it is a very good tool to help you keep organised at the most hectic moments during your travels. It will you you keep all the important travel documents, including your passport and airline tickets in one place, ready to access when you need them. Your fellow passengers will love you, as you won't be scrambling for the right piece of paper when you get to the front of the airline check-in line, or hotel check-in line, or whatever line you'll inevitably have to be waiting in!
Travel wallets come in various styles, and searching the internet, you'll find people referring to money belts and neck pouches as travel wallets. Those however, are not travel wallets. A travel wallet is a wallet, usually about the size an old school airline ticket (i.e.not an e-ticket), or larger.
The purpose of a travel wallet is for storing your passport, your travel tickets, travel itinerary and any other travel document you have. A good travel wallet will also have a provision for a pen, which actually is an essential travel item!
Choosing a travel wallet will depend on your budget, your style, whether you need to store passports for other family members and also your travel style. If you are looking for a great gift for a someone who is an avid traveller or who needs to travel a lot for work, look for a good quality leather one that will last many years.
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Did you know that the travel industry is the fastest growing industry in the world? Last year alone, there were over 715 million international arrivals worldwide according to the World Tourism Organization. And, each arrival leaves its footprint behind.
Eco-Friendly travel (also known as ecotravel and/or sustainable travel) is travel which promotes a sustainable environment. Travel is a wonderful opportunity to experience our planet, yet poses an enormous threat to it. Leah Powell, president of Trade to Travel (www.TradeToTravel.com), recommends the following websites and easy sustainable travel tips:
Planning Your Trip:
Seek accommodations and tours which carry environmental-friendly certifications or memberships in green industry associations - such as Green Seal or Green Leaf.
Travel to fewer destinations and stay longer at the destinations you do visit. Air travel leaves the largest carbon footprint of any form of travel. Choose trains and buses over airplanes whenever possible.
Don’t fly at night. Trails of condensation from aircraft have a greater warming effect at night, trapping heat but without reflecting any of the sun's rays back into the atmosphere as they do during the day.
Select accommodations close to public transportation or near the places you are going to visit during your stay.
When flying, book electronic tickets. It reduces paper waste and you're less likely to lose your ticket.
If you own a vacation property (villa, chalet, condo, apartment, flat, boutique hotel, castle, estate, bed and breakfast, spa, penthouse, private aircraft, yacht, or private island), become a member of Trade to Travel (www.TradeToTravel.com). Not only will you save 80% on fine accommodations worldwide, you'll be gentler on the planet. Instead of building more and more properties, let's share the ones we already have.
Before You Go:
Pull the plug on any unnecessary appliances such as TVs, VCRs, stereos, toasters, and microwaves. These items may still use energy even in their off mode.
Set your thermostat and water heater at low settings so energy isn't wasted while you're gone.
Stop your newspaper or donate the paper to a school while you're gone.
When You’re There:
Never buy items made from endangered species.
Leave no trace. Do not pick flowers, take rocks or break coral. Don’t litter. Be familiar with cultural mores prior to arrival be respectful of cultural practices.
Shop local: Head to local markets, where you can purchase fresh food from local vendors (which reduces the pollution required to import goods). This benefits the community by increasing their economy, and you will get fresh fruits and veggies and maybe even some handmade souvenirs.
If your accommodations have an environmental program, please participate as much as possible. If you have any questions about how, simply ask when you check in or by calling the front desk.
Never leave lights on when you're not in the room.
Lower the thermostat when you leave the room for long periods of time.
If your destination is a warm climate, close the drapes. Or, if you have Venetian blinds, angle them up to bounce the sunlight off the ceiling. This will keep the room cooler. Conversely let the sun warm up your room during the day if you're in a cooler climate.
Leave unopened shampoo, soap, and other items in your accommodations when you leave unless you're taking them home to use.
Avoid room service and carry-out which increase waste.
Use water sparingly. In some places water is a very scarce and precious resource.
Walk or use public transportation whenever possible.
If you're driving, please carpool and/or rent hybrid a vehicle.
Grab only the maps and brochures that you will actually use. If in a large group, share brochures whenever possible.
Take pictures and leave the location as you found it. Never remove wildlife from its natural environment including shells, flowers and coral.
When hiking or camping, stay only in marked areas to avoid destroying vegetation.
If you're staying in a vacation rental property, leave the property owner a note letting them know that he/she can become a member of Trade to Travel (www.TradeToTravel.com), save 80% on vacation properties worldwide, and make a BIG difference for Mother Earth. It'll almost certainly be the best tip that any of their guests have ever left them!