Showing posts with label Holiday. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Holiday. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Finally Got My Travel Confirmation

It looks like somebody will be travelling again soon. How I really wish that I am always on the road because it is the place and  time when I see and feel myself at best.  Gone are those years when I can travel anytime and anywhere I want. Anyway  I am so grateful that inspite the full time job I am having right now, I can still  do some travels somewhere out there.

I remember my colleague telling me today that she still have 150 days before her visit to the United States of America. I  told her, that is good to know about that and I surprised her by saying  that I only have less than 60 days before my next travels.

And yes, I finally received the travel confirmation.  I would say, I am getting excited day by day that sometimes the thought every night of visiting a special place will come nearer that it makes me go to sleep so late.

I booked the plane ticket last January. I believed  the price of the ticket was already fair enough but then, when I remember the prices 12 years ago,  it seems that it is double the price already.  It does not matter most since I am really getting excited for this vacation.  I believed this will be the highlight of my travels for this year.

Lord of Travels, please always guide and protect me and all those who are traveling along the road to be safe and in good condition  in their journey.

I guess, this is all for now. I have to hit the sack before it gets too late. Take care everyone!


Monday, May 11, 2015

It Was a Fantastic Vacation!

How's things going on folks? I hope everything is fine.  So far, I am doing good and yes, I am back to work again! Sad to say,  vacation is over and I still wish I am on the other part of the globe to  explore more places.  Reality check...I need to go back to  hit the workplace again.

One co-worker  immediately asked me how  the vacation went thru? I was so excited telling her that it was indeed an awesome travel.  Honestly, I miss those years when I just travel anytime and anywhere I want. I came to a conclusion that things change from time to time  and so as our life's plans and path. It is like a wheel that goes up, side and down.  So far, I am very grateful that I can still manage most of the happenings in my life. I would say 99% of it. Thanks to my family  and friends for all the love, inspirations and motivations.

Rock-cut tombs in Myra.
It seems like yesterday when I visited Turkey and Greece. That 15-day holiday is over now. Overall that  one week round trip  in Turkey and a week cruise in Greece was all worth it. I have a lot of stories to tell about the places I visited in both  countries and I wish I have the time to share it.

It was my second visit in Turkey and I love this country. Its historic  ruins, culture, many interesting sights and especially the foods  makes me want to go back there again and again.  Among the places I visited  were Ephesus (second visit), Pergamum, Sardis, Pamukkale, Antalya, Myra, Euromos, Priene and Istanbul.

It was my first visit in Greece. I really find its islands  so amazing  especially   Santorini,  Mykonos and Rhodes. That visit to the most beautiful harbour named Symi or Simi was also fantastic.  That walk in Chios  made me sweat.  I need more time visiting Athens to climb the Acropolis but sad to say, it was holiday in the whole of Greece and the Acropolis  was closed.  That unplanned bus trip from Agios Nikolaus to Crete's capital Heraklion was quite adventurous.

I would say, if I have the chance to visit these countries again, I would surely do! Cheers and have a lovely one to everybody!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

An Exceptional Vacation Destination

Broken Bow is in scenic Southeast Oklahoma at the foothills of the Kiamichi Mountains and is the home of the popular Beavers Bend State Park, the Mountain Fork River, and the Broken Bow Lake. The luscious green forests with 100 foot pine trees and the crystal clear water offer a fun-filled environment for exciting outdoor activities such as trout fishing in the richly abundant waters of Mountain Fork River, mountain biking, four-wheeling, horseback riding, hunting, miniature golf, tennis, volleyball, bird watching, picnicking, and many other enjoyable choices including exploring nature on the 26-mile David Boren Hiking Trail.


Beavers Bend State Park

This outdoor lover's 3,482-acre paradise is located six miles north of Broken Bow on Highway 259A. There is a wide variety of recreational services and activities available as well as a free Nature Center with daily programs and activities for everyone and a free Museum in the Forest Heritage Center.

Broken Bow Lake

The editors of "FLW Outdoors Magazine" named this lake as one of the greatest bass fisheries in America! In addition, the trout streams are stocked throughout the year and contain two catch and release areas. With 180 miles of shoreline and 14,220 surface acres of lake, it is one of Oklahoma's most scenic and active lakes. You can canoe the rapids of the Lower Mountain Fork. You can also enjoy paddle boating, scuba diving, and river float trips.  

Cedar Creek Golf Course

This 18-hole golf course is located on-site in Beavers Bend State Park, and it requires no tee time. Just the perfect answer for an avid golfer who would like to include a round of golf on vacation! When you do your search for an outdoor adventure destination that provides relaxing privacy in a natural setting but has all the comforts of home, be sure to check out Broken Bow Lake Cabins and its spectacular surrounding area and activities. These cabins are perfect for two people wanting to spend a honeymoon or alone time or up to large groups that want to have a family reunion. You can even bring your pet!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Luxury Villas in Burgundy, A Unique Experience During your Holiday

Everyone needs a vacation. After a hard work all year round,  everyone  needs a break from all the hectic   and stress from work. The first thing we need to consider when planning for holiday is the place  to spend it. We also need to take into consideration the accommodation. Depending on the type of holiday you wanted, there is always a place to stay that will surely fits your needs and budget.

If you are planning to take a luxury vacation somewhere in France, why not take into consideration this beautiful and historical region of Burgundy. It is not only known for its history but it is also famous for its wine of the same name. Its vineyards are some of the most prestigious in the world.  Tasting Burgundy's  world's famous local cuisine can also be a great  experience for food lovers.  With its natural beauty, lakes and forest, and plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities such as fishing, walking or riding, you will surely enjoy your stay in the region.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Planning a Church Ski Retreat

Taking a church group on a ski trip is often one of the best ways for everyone to bond. Colorado church group ski trips from outlets like SkiDaddy.com allow groups to save money, plan a fun trip and enjoy a trip that brings them together. The trips give the groups everything that is needed to make the trip the best trip the church has taken.

The Lodging

Lodging is very important for trips of this size. The rooms for the group are located all together in one area of the hotel. Also, the group is given a combination of single and double occupancy rooms. This allows couples to stay together while singles can stay with roommates. The rooms can be organized in the manner the group prefers to keep the group as unified as possible.

The Skiing

The ski lift passes and arrangement for classes are made through the package. Every skier gets to go to a class that is made for their level of expertise. The people who have never skied before do not have to worry about being out of their element. The more experienced skiers can explore the more difficult trails on the property, and everyone gets to meet back at the lodge for a lovely ski.

The Dining

The dining for these occasions is set up ahead of time for each guest. The people who visit the lodge will have breakfast, lunch and dinner served at their leisure. There are meals that the organizers of the trip can plan specially for certain members of the team, and health or allergies issues are taking into account by the dining staff.

Planning a massive ski trip for a church group requires a bit of organization, but it also requires a ski package. Choosing a ski package that helps to offset the costs of these trips will give everyone a good experience. The lodging, skiing and dining are included in the costs of the package, and the church group can make one flat payment for the whole thing. This gives the group a chance to bond, great accommodations and lovely food.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Time to Go for a Cruise Vacation

If you're looking for a special way to impress the person you love, a chance to get away from the stress of your everyday life, or you simply have some vacation time at work that you need to use up, it might be time to take a vacation. While many adults shy away from vacations that don't involve visiting relatives, the truth is that sometimes it's important to get some time to yourself. Exploring a new place that you've never been can be a great way to get out of your comfort zone, meet new people, and discover the world around you. You'll create some fantastic memories and have some great adventures that you'll be talking about for years to come.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Wonderful Vacation in Las Vegas

Las Vegas vacation is over! It happened twice and I am glad that I was there for the second time! It has been my dream to visit this famous entertainment city in the United States and I am happy and contented when it did finally came true.

Las Vegas has been the dream destination of many guests and tourists from around the world. Being nicknamed as the Entertainment Capital of the World, there are really a lot of things that will entertain you there. From concerts to musical shows, events, bars, discos, games, museums, rides, circus show, and more.  Just name it and you can have everything in Las Vegas.

Las Vegas Strip during my second visit last 2012.
 If you are visiting Las Vegas, you will feel like you are touring around the world. For example, if you are in Caesars Palace, you will feel like visiting Rome. Luxor Las Vegas will make you feel like you are in ancient Thebes, now Luxor in Egypt due to its architecture. Another great hotel resort is MGM Grand where you can experience a lot including the famous Cirque du Soleil.

I had a wonderful time when I was in Las Vegas. I did not only had a bonding with my siblings but also enjoyed the many entertainments I experience there. I also met once again my good friends and had fun with them.

More on that, I love watching the free shows in Las Vegas including the Dancing Fountain in Bellagio, the Pirates of the Caribbean in Treasure Island or TI and the Volcano at the Mirage.

Some of my favorite hotels where I always go for a walk or window shopping are MGM Grand, Aria, New York New York, Monte Carlo, Planet Hollywood, the Venetian, Paris and more.

I wish to go back there again in the future. I am missing Las Vegas and my siblings there.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

See You Soon Ireland!

I am a dreamer! Yes, I am! I always dream of travelling to many  places and yes, it  is slowly coming true. I dream of visiting Ireland long  time ago. Nineteen days more to go  and that dream of going to Ireland will be a reality.  To dream is one of the free things we can have in life. But if you work hard for your dream, they will surely come true. I already  dreamed for  more than  a thousand times and hundreds  of them already came true.

It will be a 7-day trip  to Ireland  next month. It is a group trip and quite an adventure for me because I am traveling alone with strange people. Flight, hotel, sightseeing tours and breakfast and dinner are included in that 7-day trip. Not that much because it only costs 499,00 Euros. Now I believed, "Travel is the only thing you buy that can make you rich". I  don't know who wrote  this quote but for now, this is one of  the  quotes  that will  inspire me  to travel more.....and more.

Travel images and experiences will be shared soon! Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Holiday Infographics

This infographic shows the main holiday expenses: food, alcohol, trips, gifts, duty free, travel & transport, holiday decorations, clothes, sports, and accessories. New Year is a great opportunity to spend a vacation in: Nevada, New York, Colorado, and Florida. 37% of Americans even don’t think about their spending, especially when they are on vacation. Astoundingly, 63% of Americans take out payday loans to get quick cash, along with high fees. During the holiday season, it is necessary not only to control your expenses, but also to use payday loans right way, for emergencies.

Top 10 Reasons holiday makers overspend Infographic
Source: FastLoanTree.com

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Ideas for a holiday in Crete

Lonely azure bays, remote mountain villages, modern hectic coastal villages, old cultures, bubbling life - that's what Crete is all about. The largest Greek island has a history dating back to Minoan times. Crete has a rare landscape and is therefore a wonderful world of its own - too big to explore on just one holiday visit. Here are a few ideas on places to visit to get you started on your Crete holidays…..

The capital Heraklion is a city where the ancient blends with the modern. On the one hand, the city has traditional buildings, monuments and churches from both the Eastern and Venetian culture, while on the other hand it is a lively tourist hot spot which has several hotels, restaurants and beaches. Visit this capital to get a feel for the Cretan culture while in the comfort of the typical tourist attractions. Heraklion is an important shipping port and ferry dock. You can take ferries from here to destinations including Santorini, Ios Island, Paros, Mykonos, Rhodes and mainland Greece.

In Iraklion there are two museums to visit; the archaeological museum and the historical ethnographic museum. Another attraction worth a visit is the Palace of Knossos built by the Minoan civilization which is located a few miles from the centre.

In Rethymno the third largest city on the Island you can see the minaret and the mosque of Neratzes. The town still maintains its old aristocratic appearance, with its buildings dating from the 16th century, arched doorways, stone staircases, Byzantine and Hellenic-Roman remains, the small Venetian harbour and narrow streets. A wine festival is held here annually at the beginning of July.
Chania, Crete.

Chania is a picturesque town that is home to several museums, such as the archaeological museum (which includes several collections of vases and sculptures) and the Naval Museum. Chania is the site of the Minoan settlement the Greeks called Kydonia. The city is divided in two parts: the old town and the larger modern city. The old town is situated next to the harbour and is the matrix around which the whole urban area was developed. The centre of the modern city is the area extending next to the old town and especially towards the south.

Crete is not just an island full of towns and beaches its vicinity is characterized by mountain ranges and vast expanses of orchards. An impressive natural spectacle is the splendid gorge of Samaria a UNESCO World Heritage and a national park. These gorges are located forty kilometres from the city of Chania, with a length of eighteen kilometres they are considered the longest in Europe. Strolling through the park you can also see different plant species and animals such as weasels, marmots and badgers.

Visit HolidayCheck for more information on Crete holidays and to start planning your vacation today.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

How to Find Budget Breaks


For many of us, finding a holiday that’s affordable and within budget is a top priority. Sometimes the hotel, the resort or even your choice of destination can be compromised, so long as the price is right. But how do you find those elusive bargains?

Searching for holidays online is usually the best place to start. It might seem like a minefield, but it often presents the best possible array of choice as well as the cheapest prices. Depending on the website, you can amend your search criteria and try different departure dates, destinations and hotels, then sort by price. This is essential as it presents you with the lowest prices and prevents those cheeky bargains from hiding away further down the list of search results. By sorting by price, you may also notice cheaper holidays in destinations that you hadn’t previously considered.

Tour operators such as Direct Holidays are one of the cheapest - which is partly due to the direct nature of their business which cuts out the agent. But they are also in competition with some of the other big players in the holiday industry, which means they have to offer comparable value for money to stay in business. The best cheap holiday deals at Direct Holidays are usually those last-minute getaways, typically leaving within the next few weeks. You can usually save a significant amount off the original cost of the holiday by booking late. Availability will be limited and you might not get your first choice of resort, hotel or even destination, so it’s best to keep an open mind and be prepared to compromise here or there.

Alternatively you can often find a great deal by booking ahead. Search for holidays leaving six or nine months or even a year in advance, and in most cases you’ll see numerous discounts advertised - plus you’ll have that little bit longer to pay off the cost of the holiday.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Go Crazy in Crete

Greece has its fair share of top-notch party hotspots (Kos, Zante or Rhodes anyone?) but there’s nothing quite like a trip to Crete. Aside from the fact it’s the biggest island in Greece - giving you plenty of things to see and do should you come here for anything other than the clubs and pubs - Malia holidays are among the best in the clubbing calendar.


Not only did Malia get the star status when it became the setting for Inbetweeners: The Movie, the main strip is also one of the biggest in the Mediterranean. So regardless of what you’re here for - whether it’s rock clubs, sports bars or all-night clubs - there really is a night out for everyone. And this year, it’s hotting up to be something seriously special.

The line-up of clubbing holidays 2012 is nothing short of epic, and Malia is right in there with the best of them. It’s got the biggest names across the music industry from RnB and Hip hop to dance and house. And, like any clubbing hotspot, it’s got plenty of room for fun-filled foam parties and the inevitable 80s disco too. After all, a week without Wham! is like fish but no chips.

And then there’s the beach. The bars spill right onto this stretch of gorgeous golden sand, so you won’t have far to go for a refreshing cocktail. Here you’ve got everything from sunbeds and parasols to jet skis and pedalos. And when your appetite kicks in there’s a pretty tasty range of snacks to feast on. Mexican, Chinese, Indian, the obligatory burger and a bit of Greek cuisine too - it’s all here.

Malia is all about round-the-clock fun with like-minded company and some of the best nightlife in the Med. One thing’s for sure, it’s bound to satisfy any appetite!

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Southport Still Has Something!

Southport is a prosperous town in the north west of England. Its Victorian charm means that is has maintained its status as one of the most popular seaside resorts and today is still a fabulous place for a trip. A self-catering cottage in the UK makes the perfect place to stay on a trip to Southport, by day take in what the north of England has to offer and by night sit back and make yourself at home in front of a log fire.

Southport has been attracting visitors to its beach since 1792 when the first hotel in the town was built. During the nineteenth century the town became popular with tourists who could travel to Southport via canal from places like Liverpool. Later on, the building of the railway meant that more and more people could come from further and further away meaning that Southport grew really quickly to be much more like the town it is today. Nowadays, the legacy of Southport’s Victorian past is visible all over the town centre. In the main shopping street, tree lined Lord Street, the Victorian architecture is clear to see and it’s a great place for an afternoon of shopping.

Lord Street, Southport flickr photos

No trip to seaside Southport would be complete without a walk (or ride) down the pier. Southport’s pier is the second longest pier in the UK which even has a tramway down the middle of it to take visitors from one end to the other. At the end of the pier is an old fashioned amusement arcade that only accepts old pre decimalisation coins, a little nostalgic trip into the past that is really lots of fun.

Southport Air Show flickr photos

One thing to note about Southport is how far the sand reaches out with no sea. On a clear day when the tide is out it seems perfectly plausible that you could walk the six miles along the sand to Blackpool. It is in fact impossible although people try every year and end up needing to be rescued from the quick sand.

Southport Air Show flickr

Away from its seaside heritage, Southport also holds various shows and events throughout the year including the Southport Flower Show and the Air Show. In 2012 the Southport Flower Show will be taking place between the 16th and 19th August and is the largest independent flower show in the UK attracting tourists all around the UK. This year the annual Southport Air Show will be celebrating its 21st birthday. The event attracts tens of thousands of spectators each year to see many different types of aircraft flying across the skies above Southport.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Cruising the Med

From package holidays and cheap flights to backpacking, there are many ways to explore the Mediterranean. But for those who like to discover new places without the hassle of getting from A to B, cruise holidays could be just the ticket.

Most cruise holidays are based on an all inclusive basis which means flights, accommodation, meals and snacks are all included - so all you have to do is turn up at the airport and the rest is all taken care of. It’s one of the best and most stress-free ways to discover a range of different destinations whilst enjoying the journey too: what better way to travel from Portugal to Montenegro, or Croatia to Italy, than sunning yourself on deck? What’s more, much of the longer journeys between ports are undertaken at night so you can literally wake up in an exciting new destination each morning.

One of the most popular itineraries is a Mediterranean cruise - and it’s not hard to see why. From Spain to Portugal, Venice to Dubrovnik, these cruises are the perfect way for holidaymakers to see the Med in a truly laid-back and stress-free environment. Forget trying to drive on the right or work out the local public transport: when it comes to exploring the Mediterranean without needing a holiday afterwards, this is how it’s done.

During your trip you will have the opportunity to take in the sights and sounds of some of the world’s most beautiful and vibrant cities and picture-perfect beach destinations. But on top of that you’ll also get to make the most of the ship’s top-notch facilities. Whether you’re into relaxing spa treatments, a night at the flicks or if you prefer to be thoroughly entertained with the help of some professional Broadway-style entertainment, when it comes to cruise holidays there’s certainly something for everyone.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Mountain Bike Holidays: Enjoy the Ride

A mountain biking holiday offers a great opportunity to explore some exciting and beautiful destinations in a way that’s impossible to do by car.

Whether a gentle cruise through a rural landscape suits you, or something more challenging such as off-roading or hill riding, Neilson has amazing mountain bike holidays to suit every ability and inclination.

For Adrenalin Junkies

Those who believe in the motto ‘go hard or go home’ will love getting stuck into an amazing eight day Austrian activity holiday. You can cycle through stunning Austrian mountain scenery, taking in the Otztaler river and some magnificent views.

When you’re beginning to feel saddle-sore, why not change tack and try your hand at one of the other great activities offered, including rafting, canyoning, trekking, paragliding and more. Activity adventure holidays are what Neilson does best, so you can be sure of only the best facilities, equipment and instruction staff.

When it comes to relaxing at the end of an exciting day, guests have the choice of staying in the Nature Resort rooms and apartments, which are furnished with all modern creature comforts.

Or, for more privacy and something that bit different, you can choose an Adventure Cottage. These natural wood ‘A frame’ tent style structures have bed space for two to three people, with shared toilet and showering facilities nearby.

For Easy Riders

Those who prefer to take it easy when mountain biking will love getting on their bike in Selva in the heart of the Dolomiti mountain range, Italy. With cycle paths and routes to suit all levels of ability, this area is an absolute joy to explore by bike, with breathtaking scenery at every turn.

There are also many lifts that will accept bikes, so that you can take advantage of the spectacular mountain vistas without doing a hard, uphill slog.

Whether you’re an easy rider or an adrenalin junkie, Neilson has mountain bike holidays to suit. Simply speak to a Neilson advisor and prepare to enjoy the ride.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Family Holidays for Every Budget: From Cheap Ibiza Holidays to Florida Breaks

Planning a summer family holiday that fits your budget can be costly. Whether you are looking at 2012 Florida holidays or cheap Ibiza holidays, there’s a destination to suit every family’s pocket.

Ibiza

If your budget is small but your dreams are big, look online for cheap Ibiza holidays. Known for its lively night scene, Ibiza has made a successful attempt in recent years to make main resorts family friendly.

For an active family break with watersports, playgrounds and beautiful beaches Playa Den Bossa is the place to go. Older teens in the family will be happy with the resort's selection of bars and clubs, while the younger children will be more than happy with the vast amount of activities on offer.

Cala Llonga is the perfect setting for a relaxing family holiday. Its shallow waters, snorkelling opportunities and calming ambiance are perfect for parents who want to kick back while the kids splash in the sea.

Cyprus

Mid budget breaks with the brood are well spent in Cyprus.

Protaras, just outside the lively resort of Ayia Napa, lies in complete juxtaposition to its neighbour. Located near to a selection of shops and eateries, set on stunning beaches, including Flamingo Bay and Fig Tree Bay, Portaras is a child friendly place to stay.

With Ayia Napa in close proximity, visits to waterparks are also on the cards.

Florida

When you’ve got a big budget to blow, there’s nowhere better than to spend it than on 2012 Florida holidays. The last three years have seen some major additions to the Orlando area meaning that the resort is bigger and better than ever.

As well as the long standing must-sees, Disney and Universal Studios, families must experience The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and the brand new LEGOLAND® Florida.

Whether you’re looking at Cheap Ibiza Holidays or Florida breaks, search online for the best deals to suit all travel budgets.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Family Holiday Deals to Majorca

Majorca is a great value holiday destination that’s perfect for families on a budget this year. Fantastic all inclusive packages and some cheap last minute holiday deals mean that it’s easy to find your ideal family holiday for 2012 without blowing the budget.

You can find all inclusive Majorca holidays to all of the island’s main resorts, with some really special hotels to choose from, including:

Bouganvilla Park, Sa Coma

The Bouganvilla Park hotel in laid-back Sa Coma is a great choice for those who love to spend lots of time having fun in, or relaxing around, the pool on holiday.

With five outdoor swimming pools, every member of the family is sure to find a favourite place to enjoy a splash or a swim.

While the kids enjoy the pool complex, or the fun Kidsworld facilities, Mum and Dad can enjoy some quiet time relaxing on the sun terrace.

This hotel is also special because it offers a range of accommodation to suit all families. You can choose from a studio, one bedroom or two bedroom apartment, with up to six people accommodated comfortably.

A Beach in Majorca, Spain

Mimosa Park, Palma Nova

This lively hotel in vibrant Palma Nova is perfectly located just 500 metres from the beach, making it ideal for families who like to be in the heart of the action.

When you choose to stay at the Mimosa Park hotel you can enjoy the three stunning Palma Nova beaches, the marina and the seafront promenade as a family, before returning to your nearby hotels to enjoy the pool, your meals, snacks and drinks, sports facilities and a wide entertainment programme.

There are many family friendly hotels to choose from in Majorca, offering great value all inclusive packages and fantastic prices on late deals, so that you can have an amazing family break, without breaking the bank.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Las Vegas Holiday- Things To Do and To See

Las Vegas, the dream city to visit of millions of tourists from around the world! Would you believe that I am one of those lucky ones who was able to visit the so-called "Entertainment Capital of the World". It was truly a great experience visiting Las Vegas. I could still remember boarding one of the Delta Air Lines Flights departing from Munich International Airport last May 2008. It was quite a long flight but it was it was all worth it.

I can recommend some things to you when visiting Las Vegas, Nevada.

Watch the Musical Fountains of Bellagio Hotel- This is one thing I love about this luxury hotel. Bellagio's Musical Fountain is simply awesome! The dancing fountains of Bellagio run every day on the half hour, and every quarter hour during the evening. Music played are from opera to pop to broadway and to classical. This is truly and amazing show and a must-to-see when in Las Vegas. You don't have to worry, you can watch it for free.

The Musical Fountains in Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas Strip, Nevada. This was taken during my two months vacation last 2008.

Fremont Street Experience- Another thing not to miss when in Las Vegas. I had a great time sightseeing in this part of Las Vegas. This area has become a major tourist attraction for downtown Las Vegas. Some things I love there are the free shows and concerts. I also did some souvenir shopping in this pedestrian mall. The main attraction there is the barrel vault canopy which is 90 ft (27 m) high and 1,500 ft (460 m) in length. The Neon Museum is also located
at the Fremont Street Experience and the city's annual New Year's Eve party is held there.

Experience the Gondola Ride at the Venetian Hotel- This is one thing I miss when I was in Las Vegas. It was actually not a big deal for me because I already experienced riding the gondola in Venice, Italy. The ride also include a visit to St. Mark's Square. If you haven't experience riding one in Venice, why not do it in Venetian Hotel? For sure, it will be a memorable thing for you.

Gondola Ride in Venetian Hotel, Las Vegas.

Go Shopping in Las Vegas- The Sin City is a shopping paradise for those who are shopaholic. I can't believed when I spent a 4-digit number only for shopping in Las Vegas. It was so far the biggest shopping expenditure I had during my holiday. Most luxury hotels have shopping malls like the Forum in Colosseum and the Grand Canal Shoppes at the Venetian Hotel. I also bought some branded stuffs at Las Vegas Outlet Center. The Fashion Show Mall and the Town Square are also great places for shopping.

I had a great time shopping at Las Vegas Outlet Center.

Visit The Different Themed-Hotels- There is a saying that goes, "If you want to visit a lot of places in the world, go to Las Vegas." You can see the different giant mega-casino hotels in this city, decorated with lavish care and attention to detail to create a fantasy-like atmosphere. Their names and themes summon romance, mystery, and far-away and exotic destinations.

The Sphinx inside the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas. I was there!

Visiting Caesars Palace for example makes you imagine that you are in Rome, Italy while the Venetian Hotel makes you feel like in Venice. Luxor Resort, the Egyptian-themed hotel with a massive pyramid makes you feel like visit Luxor in Egypt. Paris Hotel also makes you travel to Paris in France. There are just a lot of interesting and worth-to-see themed hotels in Las Vegas.

These are only a few things to do and to see in Las Vegas. During my two-months stay there, I haven't experience everything. This is also one of the reasons why I am visiting Las Vegas again this coming summer. This time I wish to experience one of the American Airlines flights when flying to Las Vegas, Nevada. There are also other places and states that I wish to visit when this holiday will push through this summer.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Singapore In My Travel Wishlist

It is always nice to travel and travel when I only can but I need to consider some things before spending a trip or a vacation. First and foremost, I need to consider my budget. Time is not a problem for me because I am always on the go unless if there are other appointments or trips.

There are a lot of places and countries that are included in my travel wishlist. One of these is Singapore. The other day, I was exchanging messages through facebook with my friend who is currently living and working in Singapore. I told her that if I can find one of those cheap flights to Singapore in Autumn this year, I would surely book it to visit this country.

I already have a list on what to do when visiting one of the most prosperous countries in the world and that is Singapore.

I want to ride the Singapore Flyer- I can't believed that I had the pleasure to ride Europe's highest ferris wheel, the London Eye. If I will visit Singapore, I would surely love to experience the highest and the world’s largest observation wheel, the Singapore Flyer. It is 165 meters high surpassing both the Star of Nanchang (160 m) and London Eye (135 m). From there, I would love to see the beautiful cityscape of Singapore.

The Merlion in Singapore. taken by my sister during her 3-months stay in Singapore.

Visit to Singapore Botanical Gardens- This is a perfect place to go for nature-lovers like me. I love gardening and nature and seeing this sight in Singapore will truly make sense for me. I would love to see their selection and wide variety of flora and fauna. I hope a visitor or tourist is allowed to take pictures inside.

Southern Ridges Walk- I believed I can handle a nine-kilometer stroll across the hills of southern Singapore. It is not only an active and outdoor trip but I will also have the chance to see the nature around this area. I would prefer an afternoon walk there so that I can witness the stunning setting down of the sun. Some friends who visited Singapore told me that it is a very safe place to visit. Besides most of the tail in Southern Ridges Walk is lit at night until midnight or beyond. Anyone want to go walking with me there?

Singapore River Cruise- This is one thing I would surely do when visiting Singapore. If I was able to do it in Seine River in Paris or in Danube River in Germany and Austria or in Bosphorus in Turkey and even a Canal Cruise in Venice, I can surely do it in Singapore also. I guess the 60 minutes New River Experience and the 40 minutes Singapore River Experience would be perfect. I believed taking a cruise there is also one of the best ways to see some if not most of the sights in Singapore.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Feel Like a Movie Star at These Top UK Film Locations

Hollywood is the land of studios and soundstages, but the UK is the place to come if you want to immerse yourself completely in your favourite movie and wander the locations that they feature. From the magic of Harry Potter, to the elegance of Downton Abbey, on a holiday in the UK you’ll feel like a movie star when you visit these impressive film locations.

Shere, Surrey: If quaint country villages are your style then a visit to Shere in Surrey will not disappoint. Here you will feel like an extra in the romantic comedy The Holiday, starring Jude Law and Kate Winslett, as you wander the streets of this charming village. Some locations from the movie you can visit include St James Church, The White Horse Pub and the winding country lanes which feature so regularly in the film. Sadly, the idyllic Rose Cottage was just a set, but it was patterned after the country cottages that fill the town. If you’d like to relive the romance of the movie there is no shortage of romantic holiday cottages for you to rent in the area. Visit www.sykescottages.co.uk to view a whole range of romantic cottages throughout the UK and Ireland where you can live out your own romantic comedy!

Photo attribution: James Stringer.

Alnwick Castle: History and popular culture collide at this 700 year old castle. Ancestral home to the Percy family, the Dukes of Northumberland, the castle is today the second largest inhabited castle in England. However, the popularity of the castle today can be attributed mainly to one little boy – Harry Potter. Alnwick served as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for the first two Harry Potter movies and fans have been flocking here ever since. The castle even holds regular Potter themed events and activities, like broomstick training and magic shows starring Dumbledore and Hagrid.

Highclere Castle: Set within 1000 acres of stunning parkland you’ll find Highclere Castle, the majestic Victorian home of the Carnarvon family since 1679. The castle and grounds have been a popular tourist destination for decades, but for the last few years fans of the period drama Downton Abbey have been heading here to experience the elegance of this Edwardian drama. In the television series Highclere Castle serves as the home of the aristocratic Crawley family and the house can almost be considered a character in itself. Visitors to the castle will find themselves immersed in the style and culture of a bygone era while learning the history of aristocratic Britain.

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