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Keep this in mind before going to Turks and Caicos

Jul 15, 16 Keep this in mind before going to Turks and Caicos

Holiday is close, and you have to decide upon this year’s destination. There are many places you can visit, but if you take a look at the reviews left by the other tourists, you would notice that every one of them stated that they had a wonderful experiences while being in Turks and Caicos. You might not heard too many details about this destination, but it is essential to know that it is located in the North Atlantic, and is formed from two main island groups, according to its name. The majority of people are choosing this destination because they like to take part to deep sea fishing Turks & Caicos. However, there are many things to see and do in this region, so you should be informed. Before heading to Turks and Caicos, it is advisable to keep some simple things in mind, if you want to have a great trip.

Climate

As these islands are located in the North Atlantic, you might not know too many things about the climate of this region. Well, it features a tropical climate, and depending on the time of the year you choose to visit this region, there might even be hurricanes. This is an aspect you should consider if you want to go to the islands in the hurricane seasons, which lasts from June to November. Tourists use to come here in the winter season, from November to March. In case you choose to visit the islands during the winter season, you would be able to participate to all the activities and tours, because they are organised mainly during these months.

Deep Sea Fishing

Everyone who comes in a holiday in Turks and Caicos wants to try deep sea fishing. This is one of the activities you can practice all year round in the islands, because they offer all the conditions required for this sport. In case you are interested in the big fishing game, you should book in time a charter to facilitate you the travel to the sea, because if you consider that you will be able to find one, while being there, you might have an unpleasant surprise. Also, it is advisable to book the charter in time, because you are able to do some research and find one which is fully equipped, because you might not want to bring all your equipment from home.

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Checklist for your next Nozawa Onsen trip

Jul 15, 16 Checklist for your next Nozawa Onsen trip

If you have not planned yet your next holiday, you should definitely consider Japan or more exactly Nozawa Onsen. It is commonly known that Japan is a resourceful country that provides not only outstanding sceneries and landscapes, but also fun activities to do and other tourist attractions that should definitely be included in the itinerary. Planning a trip to Japan is not as difficult as it seems at first look, especially if you start with a checklist and add on it things such as accommodation in Nozawa Onsen, and the best tourist attractions.

Selecting the right accommodation

One of the first things you have to handle if you have decided to plan your next trip to Japan is to look for proper accommodation and what other better place to seek for an apartment for rent if not the internet. Do some detailed research online on the numerous online platforms that provide rental services in this region, since there is a wide variety of such websites. Use the search filters available on these websites, such as the price, the exact date, or whether you prefer an apartment closer to a specific tourist attraction or not, and select the accommodation that best suits your needs and budget. It is important to know that you can find apartments for rent in Nozawa Onsen that can fit any budget, so you do not have to worry about this aspect.

Most popular tourist attractions

Before going to this part of Japan, you should inform well regarding the most popular and beautiful tourist attractions that under no circumstances should they miss from your list. One of the things that should be included in your itinerary is seeing the famous Japan snow moneys in their natural habitat, so make sure you ask locals about these monkeys as soon as you arrive there. Another place that should not be missed are the Soto-Yu locations, which in Japanese means “public hot spring baths” and one of the bathhouses that has made this region quite popular is O-Yu. The Fire Festival is another reason why you should not miss Nozawa Onsen. The festival usually takes place in winter and is the biggest event that happens in the region over the year, not to mention that the combination of snow and fire is the one that attracts so many visitors every year. In the winter, you can also benefit from some of the most amazing and well-maintained ski resorts in the country as well.

What to consider before going

After you have found the right accommodation for you, there are other things you should take into account before actually going to Japan. Make sure all your documents, such as your ID card and passport are still available in order to avoid any unpleasant situations from happening. As soon as you arrive there, you should not get nervous if you see people on the street wearing surgical masks, since this does not mean there are diseases going around. The reasons why they may wear those masks is that they want to avoid catching a cold or want to protect others from catching a cold.

 

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Why is Split, Croatia, an amazing choice for your holiday?

May 24, 16 Why is Split, Croatia, an amazing choice for your holiday?

Thinking about visiting an unusual yet beautiful place on your next holiday? Then you should definitely try Split, Croatia. Situated on the Dalmatian coast of the country, this destination has gained more and more popularity in the past years since it provides its visitors with amazing natural landscapes and plenty of leisure activities. He crystalline blue waters and the breathtaking land forms are perfect for those who love a lazy afternoon on the beach, but also thrilling hikes and water sports. The second largest city of the country, Split is well known for its fortress like atmosphere and its position near the Adriatic Sea. As a matter of fact, this hidden treasure of Dalmatia has something to offer to anyone who comes to spend some time here. So, whether you are a fan of chill activities or entertaining itineraries, this destination is perfect for you.

 

Taste the genuineness of the area

Being the largest city of Dalmatia, Split is probably the most representative one for this area. Centered on the Roman Palace of the Emperor Diocletian, the entire establishment has a picturesque atmosphere, keeping part of its ancient charm. So, if you have been dreaming about experiencing Dalmatian life exactly as it is lived by the locals, you will be fascinated as soon as you put your feet in this city. People are extremely welcoming and friendly to tourists, and hey will be happy to help you with directions and even information you could not find out otherwise. Always extremely vivid and buzzing, the exuberant Split will make you think you are in a fairy tale landscape that has been brought to life. Needless to say, the balance between modernity and tradition is perfect. You can visit Diocletian’s Palace, an impressive Roman monument and famous Unesco World Heritage site, and admire old walls where Dalmatian life has been going on for ages.

 

Experience the relief and water activities

Besides the incredible culture display and authentic ancient atmosphere, what is actually incredible in Split is the multitude of activities you can choose from. Those who are passionate about water sports and activities will find the city the ideal destination for their holidays. Rent a boat charter Trogir and sail away on the azure waters that will take your breath away. The dramatic coastal mountains are quite a sight to see from offshore, so do not miss them under any circumstances.

 

Enjoy great facilities

Whether you choose to stay in a luxurious hotels (yes, there are plenty of these in Split), a bed & breakfast establishment or at a local’s house, Split offers tourists great facilities. The combination between modernity and traditionalism is actually perfect. While you can wander around on ancient streets all day long, during the night you can come back to your comfortable completely equipped hotel room, or enjoy a sophisticated restaurant on the beach. There are multiple bars, cafes, shopping centers and stores that you can visit, not to mention the spas and other relaxation spots. The city is alive at any time, awaiting its tourists!

 

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Choosing a Bed & Breakfast Inn – things to consider  

Apr 04, 16 Choosing a Bed & Breakfast Inn – things to consider  

If you are planning a trip and cannot decide between staying at a B&B or at a hotel, then you should know that in terms of comfort and costs, a bed and breakfast inn will always be a better idea. Because when it comes to Bristol Bed & Breakfast, there are so many options to choose from, there are a few things you should keep in mind before making a decision. If you want to enjoy your stay to the fullest, then make sure you consider a few details. Here are a few guidelines on how to choose the best B&B.

Price

Probably the most important detail to check is the price. Contact the particular inn and find out the costs and what services are included in the price. If you desire to benefit from increased comfort, then you should be willing to pay some extra money. Although, staying at a B&B instead of a hotel can be just as costly, some guest houses can provide you with special offers and a more enjoyable and relaxing experience.

Comfort and amenities

Staying at a B&B inn is a unique experience, and this is why so many people replace the common hotels with this type of guest houses. However, it is important to check out all the details before booking a room. Inform yourself regarding the comfort provided by the particular house and see if it they meet your needs and desire. See what room facilities you will be provided with and only then you can feel safe to make a decision. Also, another aspect to consider are the complementary services you can benefit from, such as Wi-Fi or free parking space. It all comes down to your personal needs and preferences.

Location

When searching for a B&B inn, location is another relevant detail to keep in mind. See if the guest house is located in a convenient area, near the city centre or any other destination of your choice. However, you should think about traffic, disruptive noise or crowds at the same time. Research the topic and see if the inn is highlighted by easy accessibility to restaurants, shops or bars.

References

The fastest way to decide on a B&B inn is to read some references. Look online for reviews and see if other people have enjoyed their stay at this particular guest house. If you know that the services provided have been adequate one, you can feel safe booking a room. It is important to do your homework, if you want to avoid any possible inconveniences. Keep all of these details in mind, and you will definitely make the best decision. If you choose wisely, you will be able to enjoy your trip to the fullest.

As you can see, a bed and breakfast inn could be the perfect alternative for a short trip or a romantic getaway. Research the topic and start looking for the best B&Bs in town. Consider these few details before deciding on an inn or another.

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All you need to know about Plitvice Lakes

Jan 07, 16 All you need to know about Plitvice Lakes

 

Plitvice Lakes National Park is one of the oldest and most beautiful parks in Europe and the largest one in Croatia. Its breathtaking landscapes attract countless tourists every year and they all feel fascinated by what they find. The natural charm of the 16 interlinked lakes and the natural phenomenon that occurs around them have engraved the park on the UNESCO World Heritage List, making them a must-see for everyone who has the chance. Click here to find accommodation ideas for Plitvice Lakes:

 

Flora and fauna

This is a highly forested park with fir and beec trees and a combination of Alpine and Mediterranean plants. Because the entire park has been formed as the result of several microclimates and the variety of soils and altitudes there are many types of plants that can be found there. In addition, the fauna of the park is also quite impressive, often unique for Europe. This park has the European brown bear, wild cars, wolves, eagles and many other species, so don’t be surprised if you catch a glimpse of something during your visit.

 

General rules of the park

When visiting during the summer, the eerie look of the lakes can be very tempting for a swim, but swimming and diving in the lakes is absolutely prohibited in order to preserve its beauty and the surrounding environment. Fishing is also prohibited, with the exception of analysis purposes, but permission from the state department is required. Furthermore, hunting is prohibited as well as letting dogs walk without restraint, because they might damage the plant natural environment. There are two lakes where tourists can sail with paddles.

 

Getting around

The lakes have numerous tracks that tourists can take, all varying in time and difficulty. To visit the park thoroughly you will need roughly 5 hours, so take your time and enjoy what you see. This is not an experience that you want to rush. Once you have paid the entrance ticket, a few tracks have bus and boat transfers that you will no longer have to pay for. Do keep your ticket close, because they place a stamp at every transfer. The sights are magnificent and you will love every minute spent in there. There is also a panoramic train that will take you on a specific path, so if you are not a fan of walking, this is also an option that you have.

 

When is the best time to go?

The park can be visited throughout the year, but during spring and autumn the water is of the highest quality. During the summer the vegetation is spectacular, so basically, this is a destination that can be visited anytime. Do keep in mind that the months of July and August are by far the most crowded, so in case you do visit Plitvice Lakes during those months, make time to go early in the morning, to avoid at least a part of the crowds.

 

Since there are many villas and hotels around the park, you will not have any problems in finding accommodation, regardless of when you want to visit this gorgeous destination.

 

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Spend your holiday in an exquisite way

Dec 22, 15 Spend your holiday in an exquisite way

If you want to have an exquisite holiday then you should choose Algarve, which is a touristic area in the southern region of Portugal, where tourists keep returning every year. There are many reasons for which people are coming here, but the most important is represented by the landscape. If you want to spend your holiday in a place where golden beaches combine with scalloped bays and breath-taking cliffs, then Algarve is the right choice. You will definitely spend the best time of your life there, because you can do many types of activities, you can surf, dive, have fun with your friends in the beach bars and discos, visit castles or build them from sand. In addition, to be sure that you have an amazing experience you should rent one of the Algarve villas with pools.

Why staying in a villa in Algarve

When you decide to spend your holiday in such a wonderful place, the biggest factor that will influence the quality of it is the accommodation. Villas are the perfect place where you can stay if you plan to have a longer holiday with your friends. It will offer you privacy, and you will not have to deal with crowds of tourists. These villas are newly built and they have air conditioning in all seasons. Depending on the area where you plan to spend your holiday, you can choose a villa that is located on the beach, in the city or in the countryside. Villas are a great choice for groups, because you can enjoy of peaceful moments in a space where no one can disturb you. Villas are stress-free alternatives to hotels, and will also help you save money, time and hassle. You can choose one of the villas that has its private pool, parking and appliances, if you want to stay there the whole summer. Moreover, if you do not want to worry about cleaning, you should rent one that is completely furnished. Villas are a great choice for you if you like cooking because many ones have fully equipped kitchens, which hotels lack.

What can you do in your Algarve holiday

If you are for the first time in Algarve, you will definitely spend the first days of your holiday taking sunbaths on the beautiful beaches. However, if you choose to stay little time on the beach, and visit the touristic attractions of the area, then you can choose the historical destinations of Castelo and Cidade Velha. These are the perfect places to share you some of the hidden secrets of the history of Portugal. You will have an amazing experience if you visit Cabo De Sᾶo or Fortaleza de Sagres, because these places offer breath-taking views at both sunrise and sunset. If you are interested in seeing the caves of Ponta da Piedade you have the opportunity to canoe around them. You also have the possibility of cruising along Algarve coastline, and if you choose the customised option you can visit the grottos, stop for a swim or relax on the deck.

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What to take with your when visiting Lake District

Dec 22, 15 What to take with your when visiting Lake District

Lake District is one of the most beautiful destinations in England and the main choice of many people who want to do something different for a change and refresh their batteries. Those who want to visit this natural reservation, enjoy its breath-taking views and take part in all the fun activities they can do during their stay should take with them the following items, just to ensure they have everything they need:

 

The camera

This is a must in any trip you might take, but the gorgeous scenery in this destination will call for many shots and you will have multiple opportunities to take some award winning photos that will serve you as personalised wallpapers for the next few months. Whether you want to visit this region to relax and enjoy the views or to have fun with your family, you should always have your camera with you throughout your stay.

 

Your dog

Even though most of the times you might leave you pets at home, this is a great chance to allow your furry friend to run freely and use his energy. Many luxury hotels in the Lake District allow their guests to bring dogs, so you will not have any problems in finding accommodation for all your family members, including your dog. Just imagine how fun it will be to see it running happily and chasing various birds around the lakes. Your dog will make your entire trip that much more fun and you will be thankful for having brought it with you.

Your fishing gear

Having your fishing gear with you is a must when you are visiting the Lake District because this is one of the main water activities that can be done here. Of course, it isn’t the only one, so while you do some fishing, your family could have fun kayaking or canoeing. There are many great fishing spots in this area, so you have nothing to worry about. Of course, if you don’t have fishing gear of your own you can always rent some on the spot, but it always feels better to work with your own tools if you have them.

 

A raincoat during autumn

If you are visiting the Lake District during autumn, you should pack a raincoat as well if you want to enjoy the breath-taking scenery just as much. It does not rain all the times, so you can rest assured that you will have the chance to do some outdoor activities as well, but if you are not a big fan of the rain, this region has an indoor culture as well, so there will be plenty of things that you can do without having to stay in the rain.

 

These are a few tips regarding what you should take with you on any trip to Lake District. One thing is for sure, you will have a wonderful time during your stay and love every minute of it. This destination has something to offer to every visitors, so everyone will enjoy their vacation.

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3 types of travelers that could use Rome airport taxis

Dec 22, 15 3 types of travelers that could use Rome airport taxis

 

Travelers are of various kinds, although you might find to difficult to believe. They may be joined by the same purpose, that of visiting cities around the world, understanding new cultures, traditions, people, but they are placed in different categories. The way in which they choose to do it and the manner in which they plan their entire trip varies greatly and it is a common perception that there are several types of travelers. Another aspect that brings these very different tourists together is their need for London, Paris or Rome airport taxis. Indeed, whatever their traveling destination might be, they are always inclined to use the services of a taxi company rather than any other form of airport transfer. Here are three of those categories of tourists that are joined by their need of taking a taxi from and to the airport.

 

The young weekend travelers

 

These tourists usually take city breaks, which are journeys that only last for a few days, usually Friday to Sunday, when they return back home. Given this small time frame, it is only natural for such tourists to want to make the best of their journey, which means using all their time wisely and in the purpose of visiting. Therefore, taking a taxi that will bring them in the hart of Rome where their hotel lies will allow them to gain a lot of time, which otherwise might have been lost, as they would be circling Rome trying to figure out where their accommodation lies. You may rest assured that this type of tourists will of course return in the same manner to the airport, as they will enjoy their trip to the very last minute.

 

The lovely old couple celebrating their anniversary

 

It is truly enchanting to see those old couples that are still in love and cherish each other dearly. They are a joy to look at. Some of these couples are always fond of traveling, fact, which makes them the second type of tourists requesting the services of a taxi company. It is simple to understand exactly why this type of tourists needs a taxi. Given their age, they need a comfortable option. Most likely they will have luggage and won’t be able to carry them through the streets of London. Also taking the taxi as opposed to taking a bus or the express train is evidently more comfortable.

 

Family trips

 

Surely one cannot leave out a rather popular tourist category. Trips enjoyed with the entire family are the best of all and are necessary. There is nothing more exciting or thrilling than taking your family with you and enjoying splendid cities like London or Rome. However, when arriving to your holiday destination, the number of luggage will certainly be a high one. So, the best thing you could possibly do is book a taxi. Specialized companies have all sort of vehicles part of their fleet, including those that are of a larger size. So, it is normal to choose a taxi instead of a bus or any other form of airport transfer.

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Tips for choosing a Lake District holiday cottage

Dec 22, 15 Tips for choosing a Lake District holiday cottage

The interest for smaller homes is not aby any means new. On the contrary, it seems that more and people prefer living in small houses that have all the facilities of a hotel. Even if there is less space, they are somewhat cheaper than staying in a five star hotel. The reason why cottages are preferred to the best hotels in Lake District is that they offer a higher degree of privacy. While it is true that nothing can be compared to the comfort offered by a hotel room, cottages make perfect retreats for those interested in spending quality time with either their friends or their families. At present, most of the cottages of Lake District are equipped with everything you may need like television and other modern amenities. The architecture and the view are just an added bonus. If you too want to enjoy a wonderful stay, then use this guideline and find the perfect gateway.

 

Narrow down your search

The truth is that Lake District is full of self-catering properties, meaning that the number of houses can rise to a couple of hundreds. For this reason, it is advisable to reduce the number to just a dozen of lodgings. This task is far from being easy owing to the fact that there will be many that will appeal to you in terms of appearance and facilities offered. Fortunately, there are websites that supply information about the most popular choices and that generally help you with your decision. After consulting the Internet, you can make a list of just a few cottages. The only thing to pay attention to is to make sure that even the most secluded stone cottage offers all the facilities a hotel would. If not, you should go onto the next choice.

Pick your destination

As you may probably know, Lake District is home to many villages and towns. The location that you opt for is very important because not all areas offer you the possibility to engage in specific rural activities, like horseback riding or vintage fairs. On the other hand, the activities can even be more demanding. Both the north and the south part of the district offer so much for visitors. For instance, you can participate vintage sports car gatherings or horse trials. Regardless of your preferences, picking a specific location will make the task of choosing a cottage for accommodation a lot easier. Since there are many picturesque areas, you have the chance to explore a variety of locations, especially if you rent the cottage for a whole weekend.

Compare the prices

If you do manage to find the perfect gateway, with or without the help of the Internet, it is of paramount importance to make sure that the establishment is tailored to your budget. It is needless to say that if you want something similar to what a hotel can offer you, then you will be required to spend a little more. The good news is that as there are numerous websites providing you rankings of the best hotels, there are many online pages that allow you to compare multiple prices and find the best deal.

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Visit Gloucester by taxi

Dec 11, 15 Visit Gloucester by taxi

Often when tourists decide to visit England, they also visit Gloucester. Tourists enjoy visiting this city because they can admire there heritage sites, that show a piece of the amazing history of the United Kingdom. Many times, they want to visit all in a single day, but they have to change their mind because they do not have time to get from a point to the other by walking by foot. In these cases, they should ask for the services of a taxi Gloucester, and in this way, they would not have to worry anymore.

What places they can visit when using a taxi

Almost every place from Gloucester can be visited by taxi, but there are some places that have to be seen in a one-day trip. The first heritage place they should see is Gloucester Cathedral, which is one of the finest medieval buildings in UK. After seeing the cathedral, tourists can visit the Gloucester City Museum and Art because there they can admire amazing exhibitions. If they are interested to see the Great Witcombe Roman Villa, they will definitely arrive there with a taxi. If they want to have fun with their family, they should visit the Barn Owl Centre, because they will quickly arrive there with a taxi, and their children will enjoy seeing the owls. If tourists visit Gloucester in the winter, they can go to the Gloucester Ski & Snowboard, which is located on the outskirts of the city.

Why using a taxi in Gloucester

When visiting a city like Gloucester, tourists will find cheaper to go from a place to the other by taxi, than with their car. Taxi is widely used by tourists because it is an efficient way of transportation. Families that have children find taxi a safe way of transportation, because in this way, their children stay with them, and they do not get lost in crowded city buses. In addition, if they want to see as many places as possible in the shortest time, taxis are a fast way of transportation. Taxis do not have to make multiple stops as buses do, and they do not have to spend time on trying to find a place for parking. Tourists that are for the first time in Gloucester, would want to visit the city by taxi because this is the safest way to not get lost in the city. Taxi is a way of reducing the risk of getting lost when someone is walking in an unfamiliar area, because taxi drivers know it well and they also know that fastest route of getting to a certain destination. People often use taxi when traveling in unfamiliar cities because most of the taxi drivers are high integrity persons, carefully selected by the taxi company. A taxi company promotes itself through the services offered by its employees, so it has to hire only trustful persons. Taxi is a safe way of transportation, because statistics say that traffic accidents caused by taxis are very few.

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Things to do in Del Mar

Dec 03, 15 Things to do in Del Mar

 

The Village of Del Mar, California is a charming destination edged by two miles of Pacific coastline and renowned for its stunning views. This laid-back and charming seaside hideaway is located twenty minutes north of San Diego and it is loved for its wonderful beaches and historic village, as well as exciting attractions and activities such as the legendary racetrack and Birch Aquarium. There are plenty of attractions and things to do in Del Mar, so a trip to this destination will be worth the money. You can visit the village shops, beautiful beaches, galleries or restaurants during your trip, but you can also engage in more exciting activities and go surfing or explore the Torrey Pines State Reserve. Here are Del Mar’s most popular attractions:

 

Visiting the Village of Del Mar

 

This unique and quiet village should be enjoyed on foot. A truly relaxing oasis, the Village of Del Mar has a historic downtown dating back to the 1880s. You will find unique shops and art galleries, restaurants and cafes, parks and markets, because most of them are overlooking the ocean and have sidewalk seating, allowing you to take in the beautiful scenery while eating and shopping. The village is a hidden gem for tourists that like to visit historic sites and uncover the mysteries of an old town. What is more, strolling down the peaceful streets will give you a wonderful feeling of serenity and help you unwind. You will also love the Del Mar Farmer’s Market. It is a lively place where you will find international cuisine, art and products from around the world in one place. The market is also a place where locals organize family events and bring out the freshest local products such as seafood, meat, honey, vegetables and flowers.

 

Del Mar racetrack – an exciting trip

 

The live thoroughbred racing at the Del Mar racetrack is truly exciting. Experience the thrill of watching and participating at high-stakes racing events to make things more fun. If you visit Del Mar during the summer, you might be lucky to see the Summer Concert Series and many other exciting events such as the Gourmet Food Truck Festival, which are hosted here. The Del Mar thoroughbred racetrack is famous for its events and well-organized races that will surely be worth the trip.

 

Unwind on beautiful white beaches

 

Del Mar is also famous for its white beaches. You have two miles of sand, sun, water and happiness at your disposal to relax and get all the stress accumulated throughout the year out of your system. The seaside here is perfect for sunbathing, swimming, surfing and snorkeling, not to mention that the Pacific waves are a sight you will not forget. You can choose to explore the beach or the waters, because this region has plenty of sea life you can admire, including sea lions, whales and maritime birds. You can also go fishing and kayaking, not to mention that the Crest Canyon also hides some interesting hiking trails.

 

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How to make your holiday in Cozumel truly unique

Oct 24, 15 How to make your holiday in Cozumel truly unique

A lot of people, when planning their vacations in the Caribbean Sea, choose very iconic locations, such as Barbados or Belize, even Antigua and Barbuda. However, if you want a holiday a bit out of the ordinary, then you should really consider Cozumel, a small island pertaining to Mexico, which has plenty to offer both in terms of heritage and in terms of fun and excitement. The island is particularly attractive to passionate divers, as it has amazing locations for scuba divers, but it also great opportunities for Cozumel excursions to explore the area. Due to these facts, the island has known quite a development over the years and now it’s an important touristic hub for Mexico. As more and more travellers chose the island as their holiday destination, more and more agencies and tour operators began developing packages for tourists and more hotels and resorts were founded. But if you want a truly unique holiday, you might want to stay off the beaten track.

 

Stay with locals

The thought of a spacious, luxurious hotel room with all the amenities you could dream of and the possibility of breakfast in bed may all sound amazing, but you do that every vacation, don’t you? Why not try something different, like renting a local’s house or even staying with locals, to get a better sense of the life on the island and the local colour. It’s a great way to learn more about the history of the places you see and maybe find out less known facts or even stories that regular hotel receptionists won’t be able to tell you. In addition, this type of accommodation will be a lot cheaper than a hotel, which means extra money for you to explore the island.

 

Book Cozumel excursions or tours

Exploring the island on your own, at your own pace, is a great idea and it will help you relax and enjoy the beauty of the place, but there is much to be said about the organised Cozumel excursions, as they will take you to all the right places and allow you to enjoy activities you might never think of, such as Jeep tours or ATV tours along the island. Some tours even include swimming with the dolphins or dinner cruises, which can be very fun and truly unique experiences. All these will definitely make your holiday very different than the rest of the vacations you had, where your main activities were sunbathing and cocktail drinking.

 

Dive

 

Even if you’re not a passionate diver, even if you’ve never done scuba diving before, if you’re in Cozumel, be sure to do it. You’ve got the Arrecifes de Cozumel National Park and the Museo Subacuático de Arte’s, both of which are unique places to explore, not to mention the underwater caverns and the breath taking lagoons.

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A journey of food: the best way to travel

Oct 22, 15 A journey of food: the best way to travel

Traveling is a marvellous experience, one that certainly leaves no room for interpretations. People in general seem to be fond of traveling, of visiting new and exciting countries, different cultures, traditions and customs. There are plenty of journeys one can have. Some might choose a journey filled with entertainment, while others might be on the lookout for culture. However, in all cases, food is a constant in all travels. In fact, a culinary journey might just be the best way to travel, if you are truly interested in getting to know a location. So, here is a suggestion. Why not familiarize yourself with Guernsey by means of exquisite culinary delights?

 

Enjoying seafood in Guernsey

This is one location that is simply defined through seafood. In fact, there is a long line of traditional recipes that come to prove it, not to mention the impressively large number of seafood restaurant Guernsey options travellers have. Crab, mussels or lobster delights are waiting for travellers. When tasting the dishes, it will almost seems like you are taking a journey in time, overlooking the fascinating history of this place, the numerous pirate visits that were customary to this location. Indeed, as soon as you set foot here, you need to start your search for the perfect seafood restaurant, one that is known for its culinary delights.

 

The delicious dairy products

 

Apart from the tasty seafood that you definitely have to try, the next step in your journey is an adventure in the local world of dairy products. Of course, the goat chees is a signature dish for this location, as the entire world has heard of its aroma and texture.  In the end, its position on the map, its closeness to Normandy, must have left certain signs. Delicious dairy products are pieces of evidence that support this idea. Enjoy a slice of freshly baked bread with goat cheese. Try it in the morning at coffee or in the afternoon for tea. Either way, it will be absolutely delicious.

 

British culinary delights

As mentioned, Guernsey is known for its light seafood, but from time to time, people living here like something a bit more nourishing. This is when British cuisine steps in to do the work. In the restaurants you will be frequenting, you will most likely discover the bean jar. This is made after a traditional recipe, that very much resembles the well-known English, haricot bean stew. There are no winter, snowy days on the coast, but there can be windy ones. Imagine eating a bean jar in such a day.

 

No matter how simple all might seem, it is true. Some of the most successful trips are those that rely on food. While you are eating, enjoying a meal, you will see the people living here, understand their ways and traditions. You could even start up conversations with them. Sometimes, exploring a journey of food might be more thrilling and evocative than standing in line to get a closer look at several cultural artefacts.

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Cruise holidays – the ideal vacation

Oct 01, 15 Cruise holidays – the ideal vacation

We live in a world where our free time has become more and more limited. A holiday is not only long awaited and deserved but also needed from time to time; it is something that is healthier for you than you would think. Having no schedule to attend, no chores to be done, tan skin and late night with dear ones, this is the time you’re looking forward to the entire year. When it comes to a well-deserved vacation, you put all our attention into finding the best option we could have. More and more trending have become the cruise holidays, which usually meet all your expectations and desires. So if you already have decided to departure on your next vacation on a cruise, looking for the best cruise holidays is the next step.

 

Escape from the city life

 

For certain you have had that one point in your life, when you felt you have had quite enough of the city environment, the traffic jams, the noise, the busy schedule, and wish you were on an exotic beach, bathing in the sun, with a cocktail in your hand, with not a single care or worry in the world. If you find yourself in this situation, then Caribbean cruises certainly have crossed your mind. The Caribbean will with no doubt detach you from all of your problems back home and will be the ideal place for relaxation. If you want to discover true beauty, and to enjoy the supreme relaxation, this will definitely be de perfect answer for you. Clearing your mind, enriching your experience, discovering new places you have always dreamed about, these are some of the few ideals you will accomplish by taking a Caribbean cruise. Surfing the internet will provide you with so many options you can choose, you are so near of your dream holiday. You will return home, not only with a tan body and cleared mind, but also with a lot of special memories.

 

If the Caribbean is not what you’re looking for, but you still would enjoy a cruise, there are many more options where you can choose from. You have a wide range, North America, North Europe, you can even have an Alaskan cruise, if that is what you want.

 

Why are cruise holidays the perfect option?

 

If some are thinking why to choose a cruise holiday instead of the regular ones they’re used to, so many reasons can be listed.  You can enjoy the sound of the ocean, while drinking a margarita, or enjoy the spectacular view of the sunset, which is far more striking than watching it from the beach. You have all this option in just one place, restaurants where you can enjoy a quality meal with your partner or friends, bars to have an after dinner drink, pools to cool yourself, onboard shops if you just can’t stay away from shopping and even music festivals, all these while you’re navigating the ocean. You will have a blast and will create so many memories. And don’t forget about the final destination, which will probably be amazing.

 

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Insider travel tips for perfect Puerto Plata holidays

Aug 10, 15 Insider travel tips for perfect Puerto Plata holidays

Puerto Plata is one of the most popular Dominican Republic destinations because of its stunning scenery and countless activities that you can do. This is an excellent honeymoon destination but also a great choice for those who are travelling with their families. To this extent, before arriving in this wonderful location and taking part in those amazing Puerto Plata tours, here are a few travelling tips that will come in handy when you get there:

 

Travelling with pets

If you have decided to take your pets with you, you should know that the Department of Animal Health requires the following documentation to allow you to enter the country with your furry friends:

  • A health certificate that has been issued no more than 15 days before the arrival
  • Triple vaccine, anti-rabies vaccine and parvo-virus vaccine certificates that show inoculations 15 days before arrival.

These documents are requested for cats and dogs.

 

What to wear?

This is often a question that many tourists ask. Make sure you pack comfortable clothes, as Puerto Plata is very casual. Don’t forget your hat because you need it to protect you from the tropical sun. Of course, nice restaurants do request a semiformal attire, so pack an elegant dress and a nice collared shirt as well. If you plan on taking one of the Puerto Plata tours to the mountains, you should also take with you a sweater and a jacket.

 

Tipping etiquette

If your hotel has not already accounted for all the gratuities, the hotel employees will expect a tip, depending on the value of their service. Usually it’s 1 or 2 dollars per bag and the same when asking the valet for a car. Room service is 15% unless it has gratuity included.

 

Learn a little Spanish

Whenever you are travelling to a foreign country, it is always recommended to learn the basic names for words such as food, water, restroom, hello, thank you and so on. Not only will you be able to understand the locals better, but you will also enjoy the culture more and have a better overall experience. It is amazing how much learning small words and phrases can help you during your stay, so take a little time to read a guidebook in the airplane, on your way to Puerto Plata.

 

Immerse yourself in the culture

During your stay, make sure you walk the streets among the locals and experience the local culture as it is. Choose one morning to walk the streets of the city and see how businesses open up and locals prepare for a busy day. It will put you in sync with the local vibe of the city and make you enjoy your stay even more.

 

To conclude, if you want to make the most out of your trip to Puerto Plata, following these tips will certainly help you have a lovely time and be grateful for having taken the time to do the necessary arrangements before coming to this destination. The details are the ones that can make or break an entire holiday, so always make sure you have everything under control.

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