Nov 29, 2007 / 5:27am / in Accomodation, Culture, General, Hotels, Pacific, International Travel
While there is never an unpleasant season for weather in Napa Valley, fall is a particularly lovely time to visit. It is only this time of year in which those prized plants that are worshiped for their grapes also draw attention for their vibrant gold, red, and orange leaves. In addition to vineyard tours, another great way to witness the splendor of the season is on a bicycle. Smooth, winding roads roll over hills, forests, vineyards and meadows all sporting their flashiest colors right now.
Nov 15, 2007 / 4:29am / in Accomodation, General, Health, Hotels, International Travel
As winter draws near our minds drift toward warmer, sunnier places. Lounging on beaches, swimming in the ocean, and slowly sipping cocktails all likely come to mind. While these are all activities it would be difficult to not enjoy, it could pay to consider alternative forms of relaxation as well. Why not try the ultimate exercise in seeking bodily and spiritual peace while in a naturally peaceful setting? This is the logic behind the private island resort of Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos.
Nov 1, 2007 / 5:33am / in Accomodation, Culture, General, Hotels, Travel Tips, Winter Travel, International Travel
Now is a great time to visit all those colder locales before they become unbearably bitter. If you've been thinking about visiting Chicago, taking advantage of this mild autumn before it swiftly develops into a beast of a winter (as it always seems to do too quickly) might make an experience of this great city much more pleasant. There are deals at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile for several days in late November and early December. At $109 per night, this is a difficult-to-turn-down 45% discount from the usual rates for this time of year.
Oct 25, 2007 / 10:50am / in Accomodation, Culture, General, Hotels, Travel Tips, International Travel
For many the idea of traveling around Africa seeing multiple cultural centers, wildlife and natural attractions, and partaking in spontaneous adventures has never passed the imagination phase. For such a distant, inaccessible destination the idea of coordinating multiple excursions in one trip is daunting and may even seem utterly impossible. If only all of these things could be coordinated for us! Well they have been, and affordably so.
Jul 27, 2007 / 7:57am / in Accomodation, Asia, Japan, International Travel
Are you considering visiting Osaka, Japan any time soon? Don’t miss this wonderful deal announced by a brand new, recently opened Osaka Arietta Boutique Hotel, which is offering a $78/night special! Osaka Arietta is located in downtown Osaka just 3-5 minutes away from the subway station. The luxurious design of the hotel fuses simplistic Italian elegance with Asian elements and each of the guest rooms features a refrigerator, pay satellite TV and high-speed internet connection.
Jul 20, 2007 / 4:11am / in Hotels, Travel Tips, International Travel
It hasn’t been long since I stayed in a bed and breakfast for the first time myself, but ever since I did, B&B has become my favorite type of accommodation while traveling. Staying at a bed and breakfast is a very enjoyable experience, but it is also quite different from staying in a hotel. Here are some B&B basics that first time B&B goers might find useful to remember:
Jul 19, 2007 / 11:33am / in Accomodation, Travel Tips, International Travel
Camping is the ultimate summer activity. I know I have always enjoyed the opportunity to enjoy the beauty of nature with my friends and family. And one of the great camping locations in the United States is the Adirondack Mountains in northern New York. It is a great place whether you want to relax or have an outdoor adventure. The mountains are a haven for outdoor recreation of all kinds, and no matter how old you are, you are guaranteed to have a good time camping at the Adirondack Mountains.
Jun 28, 2007 / 11:29am / in Accomodation, General, Hawaii, Travel Tips, International Travel
Seeking a destination to celebrate an anniversary, a honeymoon or even just a relaxing vacation? Finding an inexpensive destination without making any sacrifices can be difficult. Hawaii is among the more popular choices because of its beautiful beaches, tropical jungles and luxuries hotels. However there is another side of Hawaii that is not as popular but worth seeing. The Haleakala Trail on the island of Maui runs through a large crater with active volcanoes, although the last was in 1790.
Dec 5, 2006 / 11:48am / in Accomodation, General, List, International Travel
Continuing our list of popular transporation methods, we're diving into less conventional ways of international travel.
Nov 30, 2006 / 10:56am / in Accomodation, General, Hotels, List, Pacific, International Travel
The Rialto Hotel takes the crown for top hotel in the Australia/Pacific region. This 5-star, 244 European style bedroom hotel is situated in the center of Melbourne and only a short stroll from the Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, Telstra Dome, theatres and well-known shopping areas.