Friday, July 26, 2013

Sailing Vacations Accessible to All.

For some reason the idea of sailing during a vacation seems like a far-fetched dream for most people. Images of celebrity yachts or perhaps cramped cabins and seasickness seem to be first thing to come to mind. But, sailing is actually quite accessible and you may be surprised to learn what a great way it is to really experience islands and coastal destinations.
Travelers are discovering what people in the boating world have known for a long time: bare-boat charters. A bare-boat charter is essentially like renting a car- you rent a boat and sail it for a specific amount of time, and plan to return it on a certain date. So what’s needed? Well, at least one person on board needs to have sailing experience and certification. This person will be the captain, and will need support from one or more crew members.  Don’t have sailing experience? Consider enlisting the help of a sailing friend or relative!
Perhaps the best part about chartering a boat (or catamaran, for a super luxurious experience), is that it is now much less expensive than in the past. Companies like LateSail Ltd. are doing for boating what Expedia, Orbitz and other online travel agencies do for airlines; they now sell unsold inventory for a fraction of the price. This means that travelers can charter a boat for great per-person rates.
While on board, all accommodations are taken care of. Boat berths are quite comfortable, with very luxurious options available from top boat-makers like Jeanneau and Beneteau. Catamarans generally offer passengers their own ‘suites’, with private bathrooms to boot.
If you’re able to leave on relatively short notice, you can take advantage of even better last-minute rates. And this doesn't mean you have to get to your location within a week. Short notice for bare-boat charters can be up to 6 months.

There’s simply nothing like the sun and fresh sea air to rejuvenate your soul, so if you've always wanted to go on a sailing vacation, now is the time!
Guest Article by: Nyima Sonia Bieber        

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The Adventure In Alaska Vacation.

Alaska continues to be, one of the beautiful states in the USA. Alaska is a huge place, and much of  the wildlife is not easily found along the road system. The spectacular mountains, the snow and ocean energy makes many people go to Alaska to see and expertise it first hand... Juneau visitors are not just curious to explore the picturesque beauty but they also want to experience and discover the natural assets and life-style. Alaska is a very popular vacation destination and for good reason." If you're going in the summer you'll want to pack a jacket.  In the winter, you'll want a heavier coat. most visitors are aware of the cold winters... there's never a dull moment in Alaska, with stunning land and seascapes, fascinating floral and fauna to keep you going back year after year... with that in mind the best time to visit Alaska is between  May and September

An  Alaska cruise offers unique options for  adventure travelers , cruisers who just want to see what Alaska has to offer or frequent Caribbean cruisers who want to do something different.  Combine that with the relaxing cruising atmosphere on ships like the Norwegian Pearl, the Disney Wonder and the Sapphire Princess, and it's a perfect vacation. Cruising will take you to the unique and beautiful places that cannot be duplicated anywhere else on earth. You'll notice that most cruises, no matter which line you choose, will have similar stops.

Most food in Alaska is transported into the state from  "Outside" , and shipping costs make food in the cities relatively expensive, poised somewhere between pub food and fine dining, Glacier is crowded every night with both locals and visitors.  The expansive menu ranges from calamari to Crème brulee standouts are the grilled halibut salad, macadamia salmon, flatiron steak and cooked-to-order bread pudding. Find Alaska cruises, fishing lodges, Alaska tours, travel vacation packages, adventure travel, Alaska flights, accommodations, rental cars and Alaska travel planners in our Alaska travel guide.

Planning a vacation should be as relaxing and eye-opening as the actual journey when booking a flight and a hotel together for your next vacation, Involve the entire family in planning. Read books or watch videos about Alaska, and let each family member choose one or two things to do, no matter what trip you choose, there is something special and unique whether for a romantic getaway or a family vacation, Alaska offers great experiences for everyone.

Monday, July 15, 2013

NYC's Finest Street Food Locations.

The amount of things to see and do during a holiday in New York means grabbing a bite to eat on the hoof is often something of a necessity. Luckily, it’s not a straight choice of either a hot dog or a slice of pizza, although admittedly in the Big Apple you won’t go wrong with either of those. Fixed stands, mobile vans, and all manner of other forms of transport line the streets, offering an abundance of aromas and tastes to get your mouth watering.
And we’re not talking just burgers or baguettes here – in many cases this is seriously innovative cuisine prepared by first-class chefs. Recipes that have been passed down through generations, and across continents. A history of food basically, in the world’s greatest cultural melting-pot. Service is (generally) friendly, prices are friendlier still, and the grub is often out of this world. Visiting New York soon? Got a healthy appetite? Here are four places you shouldn’t miss.
Red Hook Lobster
The Red Hook Lobster Truck is widely regarded as one of New York’s premier eateries by critics and the public alike. It’s Maine lobster, sustainably sourced and fresh off the boat. Have it on its own, in a roll, a bun, a salad or with chips, and savour the taste because this is some of the best tucker you’ll get in the city. The team are always happy to discuss recipes and cooking methods too, should you decide to buy a live one. A set weekly route is followed, so check online to track them down.
The Milk Truck
Keeping it deceptively simple, the Milk Truck seems to focus on just two items – grilled cheese sandwiches and milkshakes. But there’s a lot of science behind that basic menu, and the ingredients used by this artisan team are defiantly flavoursome. Sourcing meats and cheeses from around the United States, served with a nice selection of sides, and complementing them with zingy milkshake flavours such as Tahitian and Madagascan vanilla bean – this is fine dining on four wheels.
Big Gay Ice Cream
Are you open to experimentation? This van doesn't sell your typical standard 99 cone with a flake. Big Gay Ice Cream combines traditional home-made flavours of ice cream with some outlandish toppings, including sprinklings of wasabi pea dust, olive oil and sea salt, and toasted curried coconut. On a hot day in New York, outside of a leaky fire hydrant, nothing cools you as fast as an ice cream. But not many ice-creams will get your palate tingling too. A definite Gotham highlight.
You should always try to drink responsibly. It’s better for your health, for those around you, and society in general. But, unfortunately accidents do happen, and every now and then you wake up feeling a little rough around the edges. Can’t blame you for that. And if it should happen in New York, perhaps after an evening’s adventures in the Meatpacking District, then make a beeline pronto for Eggs-Travaganza in Midtown. With apologies for the Masterchef-y analogy, their homely Mexican breakfast food will pick you up, sit you back on your stool, spin you round a few times then give you a great big smooch on the kisser. Steak & egg taco. Chorizo fresco with egg and cheese. Home-made pancakes. It’s like a hug on a plate when you’re feeling especially blue.
Now I don’t know about you, but I would say one of the main reason people look forward to going on America holidays is anticipation of the food over there. Yes the portions are large, yes it’s often far from healthy but yes, it’s worth getting excited about.

Rob is a big fan of food and NYC and he just can't going back for more and more helpings of both
Guest Author: Chriscopywriter

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Top 5 Luxurious Hotel Of Dubai.

Dubai the second largest emirate of UAE that has made huge investments in travel and tourism sector in order reduce its dependency from oil export for earning revenues. After observing significant increase in number of people visiting Dubai every year, several Dubai property projects like resorts, hotels and short term rental accommodation projects have been constructed to execute accommodation needs of travelers and tourists. The Emirate is world renowned for its super luxury hotels and their finest accommodation, food and luxury extras like pools, spas, fitness gym and sporting amenities. Dubai hotels also provide complete business center facilities for entrepreneurs who have come for business trip. Despite these hotels are often expensive, visitors who don’t have budget constraints love to book the one for their trip. Following are top 5 luxury hotels in Dubai, which are known worldwide for their luxury.
Burj Al Arab
It is just more than a stunning hotel and represent real picture of Modern Dubai. It is not only famous as a stunning sail-shaped sky scrapper in the city; rather its extraordinary services have made it an exceptional place to visit. This glorious place provides finest services and high-end accommodation. Every floor has its own private reception. Guests can avail several amenities from personalized butler services to swimming pools, spa, health club and access to private beach. There are total 202 Luxury duplex suites and eight world class restaurants and bars. Complimentary access to Wild Wadi Water Park is given for every guest during their stay.
                                                                                                               Burj Al Arab
Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Jumeirah Beach Hotel can be a dream accommodation for your stay. Its unique wavy design makes this resort very stunning. This hotel resort is famous for its luxury accommodation and absolute entertainment. There are total 617 rooms, suites and villas that are luxuriously furnished and well equipped with all necessities of life. You can also enjoy numerous sporting facilities like scuba diving, swimming and Sinbad’s club for kids, cafes and bars, saunas, fitness clubs and private beaches. It is a true masterpiece that has the capability to make your Dubai trip a memorable one. Resort also offers wide range of retail, dining and shopping opportunities for its visitors.
                                                                                                    Jumeirah Beach Hotel

The Address Dubai Marina
The Address Dubai Marina is a tall sky scrapper located in the heart of most vibrant area of Dubai. It is like a heaven for travelers. Hotel features total 200 luxury rooms, five super restaurants and lounges, spa, swimming pool, well equipped business lounge and meeting facilities for business travelers. Moreover, hotel is directly connected with Dubai Marina Mall and also gives direct access to beach with in short walk. You can enjoy phenomenal views of Dubai Marina from infinity swimming pool located on the fourth floor of hotel. This hotel is an ideal accommodation for business travelers as two metro stations are located within the walking distance, while it also provides very convenient access to city’s famous business center like Dubai Media and Internet Cities, Jebel Ali Free Zone and Knowledge Village.

One & Only Residence & Spa
One & Only Residence & Spa is another luxurious beachfront hotel located on Al Sufouh Road. It’s not like a traditional hotel rather it is more like a private escape that provide you a shelter away from hustle and bustle of city’s life. The hotel efficiently recalls the romance of Old Arabia with 65 acres of lush green lawns and pristine flower beds along private beachfront. The hotel provides ultimate luxury accommodation in three distinct environments The Palace, Arabian Court and Residence & Spa. One & Only Residence & Spa is a cosy asylum with two fine restaurants, dining room and library exclusively for its guests. This super luxury hotel possesses 28 prestige rooms, 16 suites for juniors, a garden villa and total 4 executive suites. In a nutshell this hotel is a perfect gateway for anyone who is searching for a calm and luxurious accommodation.
Grosvenor House Dubai
Grosvenor House Dubai is a landmark of luxury, sophistication and opulence, located in the heart of Dubai Marina. It has two iconic 45 story towers, Tower One and Tower Two. The hotel has been credited to set new standards in Emirate’s hospitality, which is providing 749 chic rooms, suites and apartments. Ideally located within close proximity to the city center, it provides easy access to business and leisure facilities and will let you explore major attractions like Dubai Internet and Media Cities, Emirates Golf Club, Jebel Ali Free Zone and Mall of emirates. Hotel’s finest bars and restaurants serve world’s cuisines across the world from Turkey, the Mediterranean to Indian food. To facilitate business travelers, hotel also has banquet and meeting halls equipped with state of the art digital technology. Moreover, being a guest you can also access to hotel’s sister restaurants and bars and a resort hotel Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa.
If you don’t have any budget constraints, you will surely want to enjoy the luxury life style of Dubai. And staying in any luxury hotel or resort can only fulfill your desires. But you don’t need to worry Emirate has endless accommodation options for everyone ranges from expensive and affordable.

Author Bio:

It’s Angela Davis from Dubai. I ‘m a professional writer. I've written number of articles related to niches like Business, real estate, traveling, shopping, fashion etc.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Family Breaks To London.


Very few cities have so much on offer for the whole family as London. From world famous landmarks to internationally renowned museums, special events and a rich and varied cultural offering including long running plays, smash hit musicals, concerts and festivals in its parks and squares, riverbanks and on the River Thames itself. All London’s tourist attractions make a very special effort to be accessible for families – to make it them exciting and understandable for the 

children whilst making it easy yet interesting for their parents. From the tours around the Houses of Parliament and Buckingham Palace to the amphibious Duck Tours that take in the River Thames and the back roads in the same vehicle, London is as surprising as it is welcoming. Obviously during the day, the seemingly endless  list of museums, and attractions will keep you on the move. I would suggest the Science Museum, Madame Tussauds and the British Museum as a good start offering three very different experiences that will keep even the most inquisitive child’s mind busy! For the animal lover, London Zoo, London Sealife Centre and the Natural History Museum will combine to delight and amaze in equal quantities.
In addition to the Palaces of Westminster and Buckingham, no history lover should leave the city without visiting the Tower of London, the Museum of London or, for a more gruesome take on our history: the London Dungeons!
There are two ways to get a good idea of London’s geography, from the top of one of the many tour buses that circle London throughout the day, or from the top of one of London’s buildings: the newly built Shard (the tallest building in London), the O2 (the old Millennium Dome) which you can now walk across, or the iconic London Eye. During the summer “flights” take place all through the day and into the night: well past 10 o’clock. Each 30 minute rotation gives passengers the chance to examine London as it is spread out before them. Special Champagne flights can give you the opportunity to celebrate something special, but I wouldn’t waste that on the kids!
But after a full day exploring the city, there is only one place you should head to: Theatre land! With over 40 theatres around London’s West End it should not be a surprise for you to hear that London is considered the theatre capital of the world, with only Broadway in New York coming close to challenge for its crown.
This year more than any, family theatre shows are well represented. Most famously Disney’s The Lion King has been playing at the Lyceum Theatre for 13 years now with no signs of ever closing! The stage adaptation is not just a live version of the cartoon: theatrically it is extremely exciting with its inventive use of puppetry bringing to life the plains of Africa and as such is just as much an enjoyable evening out for parents as well as children.
The last two years have seen two Roald Dahl musicals open to critical acclaim. Again the quality of the productions means that they are a great night out for the whole family. In 2011, Matilda, the story of a little girl who discovers she has super powers, written by Australian comedian Tim Minchin,  became an instant success at the Cambridge Theatre and just this year probable Dahl’s most famous book, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, opened at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane.
Add to these shows such as Wicked, Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, Billy Elliot and Monty Python’s Spamalot and visitors have a wide choice of great shows to choose from that are all good to see.
Lastly it may be useful to give you a few tips on getting tickets to the London shows.
In general the face value of tickets in London are between £15 and £70 with the cheaper tickets high up in the balconies and the more expensive ones being at the front or in the middle of the Stalls or Dress Circle.
Unlike in previous years there are very few shows that are completely sold out every night of the week. So, if you are not too bothered what you want to see and you can see the show on any night of your stay in London, it is quite feasible to delay your purchase of tickets until you arrive in London. When you do, you can either get your tickets from the theatre itself or from the various agents around Leicester Square.
If you want to see a specific show on a specific day (especially if that day is a Saturday or also some Fridays) I recommend you book ahead - you can make it a proper highlight to your trip by booking a London theatre break.
On the day the TKTS ticket booth is the place to head for on the southern side of Leicester Square. It is run by the Society of London Theatres and fees are kept to a minimum with huge discounts on top price seats.  The other booths offering half price tickets need to be approached with caution. Always ask the face value of the tickets because although some shows with be half price, others could have a booking fee of up to 25% on them!
This will tend to be the same at your hotel’s concierge’s desk.
As you can see there are enough shows on in town to go and see a different one every night, and if you plan ahead it is quite possible to keep to a family budget of around £150 per night and still get great seats. But if you want the concierge to do all the work for you and you have very specific requirements, keep £400 for a family of 4 saved for each visit: if you don’t spend it on tickets you will spend it on drinks, programmes and ice creams which are all rather expensive in London theatres.
So I hope you have a super time in London, whatever you decide to do, but whether you are fans of Dahl or Disney or something completely different, I do suggest you save a couple of hours to see a show in London!

This article was written by Simon Harding has been helping visitors get the best out of London's Theatre land for over 30 years. He now runs a suite of Theatre Breaks sites promoting theatre-based tourism around the UK.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Traveling To The World Cup Of Football 2014 In Brazil .

     Now that the 2013 confederation cup football is over and Brazil are the champion, they now move to host the FIFA World cup football which is the biggest showcase in any sporting history. The 5 times world champion is the host for 32 other countries around the world, vying for what is football biggest glory, world champion. Brazil is one of South America's main travel destinations, with beautiful beaches, tropical islands, and lively cities, learn as much as you can about Brazil before you travel there.

     In the picture to the left Neymar, of Brazil  is being doubled teamed by two players from Spain  in the finals for the confederation cup which Brazil won 3-0.
     Its never a dull time in Brazil, Samba to dance your shoes off or go to the beaches. i can guarantee that u'll enjoy your time doing so. Brazil requires a valid passport. U.S. citizens also must have a Visa regardless of purpose there.

Brazilian culture is a rich mixture of European, African and Latin American descendants, all of which can be seen in its world-famous Carnival. They are reputedly one of the most hospitable people in the world and foreigners are usually treated with respect and often with true admiration.

The nights are going to be long, if you get what I mean... Remember this is Samba land where the parties are lively and the dancers have rhythm. It has become one of the most popular Latin dances in ballroom dancing competitions, that is why they say the Brazilians are so good with their feet, So come and see for yourself start planning ahead because the world cup is next year location, city hotel accommodation itinerary match schedule... 32 teams will play in Brazil between 12 June and 13 July 2014, in what will be the Brazilian winter Due to the size of Brazil, FIFA has allowed the
country to nominate twelve cities to host games, the most ever and the final is in Rio De Janeiro.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Holidays Booking And Your Vacation Tips.

    I know it’s not right to generalize, and there will be exceptions to this, but most of the time people save up a lot of money for a holiday and then splurge for the short duration of their getaway.... Hello there fellow travelers!  If you like nothing more than exploring, eating, seeing and appreciating the world then you're at the right place. Holidays are just like the synonym of refreshment, relaxation, and enjoyment and thus getting yourselves away from all the worries and problems.

      Our  holiday travel tips continue with being prepared...there is never a disadvantage to booking your vacation early this is just good advice for traveling anytime of the year the holidays get even crazier and busier with people rushing everywhere to make last minute meetings, parties, see family, shop, etc. Have activities for the kids, snacks, drinks, your travel route planned out, and a back up plan.

     For people who love shopping  like my wife, taking a day trip to an outlet mall is a great fun! she love bargains   and sales so outlet mall is kind of awesome especially outlet malls in the US with all the shops outside and the whole place divided into zones so we can walk and enjoy the atmosphere.

   Traveling with a child as a single parent, please carry a legal document from the other parent  authorization if traveling during the summer or winter months, choose flights that will accommodate the temperature  extremes early morning or late evening flights are better in the summer, afternoon flights are better in the winter.