Feb 202019
 

When people go on holiday, they often like to visit various islands. Why? Islands are a nice get-a-way. They offer beautiful views, adventure, and relaxation. Where is your favourite island to visit? Italy? France? Greece? What about something a little closer to home? While there are many different islands to visit, one of the best out there is the Isles of Scilly. 
 
The Isles of Scilly is located off the southwest tip of the Cornish peninsula of Great Britain. The area has been designated one of outstanding natural beauty. The Isles have a great climate. Because of this, they grow amazing flowers, including many daffodils. 

As you might have guessed, the Isle of Scilly is very popular among tourists. However, many people who visit actually come from UK or Europe. The Isle actually produces 85 percent of its income off the people who visit. People want to come because the environment is so favourable. It basically has an extended summer and the culture is definitely more relaxed. When you do visit, you can travel through The Isle easily using the transport links. 
 
If you need somewhere to stay there are a couple of different options. A lot of people stay on St. Mary’s. There you will find great holiday accommodations and a lot of amenities. Tresco is another option for your stay. It is run as a timeshare and a lot of tourists stay here. The cottages here are amazing and you will get every accommodation you need. If you want to stay on Bryher or St. Martin’s there are some hotels there. St. Agnes, however, is not very developed so you will not find options for your stay there. 
 
Once you get to the Island of Scilly, what are you going to do? Think of it like a retreat from reality. Many people like to fish and boat on Silly’s beautiful waters. However, some people prefer to just relax in the sun. The island definitely holds so much beauty. You will want to spend some time and see it. Walk around and explore. You will see the beautiful flowers and coastline. It will amaze you and you might consider relocating permanently to the island. 
 
Plan your trip to the Isle of Scilly today. It really is one of the most incredible places to visit in all of England. If you have not seen it yet, you are missing out. And, if you have already been, the Isle of Scilly is waiting for your return.

This article was written by Tom Sangers on behalf of Isle of Scilly Travel who you can Fly to the Isles of Scilly with for a unforgettable Scilly Island Holiday.

Mar 242018
 

You will love to participate in the Hellenic Escapade. This eight-day affair goes through the famous landmarks. You will be travelling with Crystal Serenity, which has one of the greatest spaces per guest figures in the fleet. The destinations include Kusadasi, Mykonos, Ephesus, Split, Corfu and Croatia.  If you take the overnight ship, you can get to Venice. Regularly, the departures begin in summer 2010. The prices for this package are competitive, and you can have access to onboard credit. Alternatively, you can go with the Land of Myths and Fables. This is a ten-night trip with luxury vessels. It departs from Athens to Venice. The vessel you will be using is the Seven Seas Voyager. You can go through Delos, Kusadasi, Mykonos, Santorini, Corfu, Zakynthos, Dubrovnik and Kotor.

 

You might also decide to go with the mage yachts and motor sailors that can add a different dimension to the experience that you are having while on the Greek Island holiday cruises. These packages also give you the same convenience of the smaller boat with the privacy that you might need. The ones that have been heavily promoted include Harmony V and G. There is also the MS Galileo. You are really looking at the traditional style that is developed by the modern technological advancements. As you travel on the vessels you will have the chance to enjoy the rich history of the Greek nation and their wonderful weather in due course. It is very important that you take the time to absorb the culture as it is one of the most respected and formidable in the world today. You also have to be on your best behavior in order to avoid offending the local people.

In the third category you could decide to go for the Classic Greece Cruise. This is an eight day cruise on the mega yachts of Harmony V and Harmony G. You will start off with Athens and then move on to Mykonos. This is followed by Santorini and Crete. This trip has many optional diversions that you can include in order to improve the experiences for the family. There are weekly departures from around April through to October. The June departures have a special price at just over one thousand pounds per person.

 

If that does not do it for you then you can go with the Aegean Odyssey Cruise. It covers eight days and goes through the Aegean Islands. The vessels that are used are the Mega Yacht called Harmony G. The stops include Kusadasi in Turkey, Santorini, Kea, Mykonos and Folegandros. Patmos is also included in the places that you can visit. The departures run from April to October. You may also look at the Jewels of the Cyclades. This is an eight day package that takes in the major Islands mentioned and has a similar price structure to meet the needs of the family.

 

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Mar 092018
 

‘Emirates Holidays’ the tour-operator arm of the UAE based Emirates Airline, opened its new Holiday World in Johannesburg, South Africa later this year.

This dedicated holiday outlet bolsters Emirates airline’s strong presence in South Africa. The Holiday outlet is also provided with an efficient call centre, located at the 22 Cresent Drive Melrose Arch Johannesburg.

Emirates Airline operates flights to Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg from nearly all major UK & Ireland airports including Manchester, New Castle and Heathrow. Emirates airline is the stronger competitor for top world carriers and has acquired a leading position in the market within a decade. It is one of the fastest growing carriers of the world. The establishment of Emirates Holiday World in South Africa the airline will further tap into the South African Market and provide more  efficient customer services to Emirates travelers worldwide through bringing forth a one-stop information and booking shop for travelers.

Emirates Holidays says in its Press Release that the new Holiday World – Johannesburg specializes in assisting those requiring expert holiday consultancy on any of the Emirates Holidays’ destinations and tailor-made, quality and affordable holiday options.

According to Dina Al Herais, Vice President-Commercial Operations, Emirates Holidays:

“The opening of the Johannesburg Holiday World cements our belief in the huge potential of this market,”

He further added:

“This is a culture where travel is an intrinsic part of life, and we hope to serve travelers not only to popular destinations in Europe and Australia but also cater to the increasing interest for holidays to other regions such as the Middle East, the Far East, Indian Ocean and the US.”

The centre not only covers the capital but the Emirates Holidays staff is also positioned in Emirates offices in Cape Town and Durban.

The new Holidays World outlet in Johannesburg emphasizes the growing importance of the South African travel market for Emirates Holidays and airline.

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Jan 262018
 

Every country in the world displays some diversity, but South Africa, stretching from the hippos in the Limpopo River to the penguins waddling on the Cape, takes some beating. It befits its position at the southern end of the world’s most epic continent, with more types of terrain than photographers can shake their zoom lens at. There’s the deserted Kalahari, Namakwa’s springtime symphony of wildflowers, iconic Table Mountain and Cape Point, Kruger National Park’s wildlife-stalked savannah (scene of the famous lion-buffalo-crocodile battle watched more than 40 million times on YouTube) and, running through the east of the country and into Lesotho, the Drakensberg.
KwaZulu-Natal’s iSimangaliso Wetland Park alone has five distinct ecosystems, attracting both zebras and dolphins.

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If you’re interested in another kind of wildlife, hit the nightclubs on Cape Town’s jumping Long St or sample African homebrew in a township shebeen (unlicensed bar). When it’s time to reflect on it all, do it over seafood on the Garden Route, curry in Durban’s Indian Area, a sizzling Cape Malay dish, or a braai (barbecue) in the wilderness – accompanied by a bottle of pinotage produced by the oldest wine industry outside Europe.

Of course, it’s impossible for travellers to South Africa to remain oblivious to the fact that, despite the rise of ‘black diamonds’ (middle-class black folk), racial inequality persists here. Black and coloured townships face problems such as a horrific HIV/AIDS rate and xenophobic tensions caused by economic refugees from nearby countries.

Nonetheless, South Africans are some of the most upbeat, welcoming and humorous folk you’ll encounter anywhere, from farmers in the rural north who tell you to drive safely on those dirt roads, to Khayelitsha kids who wish you molo (‘good morning’ in Xhosa). Another point of unity in the diverse country is that, in malls and minibus taxis, bush pubs and shebeens, two popular topics of conversation are the 2010 FIFA World Cup and recent political upheavals. Most people believe that hosting football’s mightiest tournament will be as great a moment for South Africa as its Rugby World Cup triumphs in 1995 and 2007.

Jan 202018
 

If you are preparing to take a vacation, traveling to New Zealand for a Southern Hemisphere winter holiday (May to August) is ideal for you and your family. Because of difference from many parts of the world, winter in New Zealand don’t lie under snow for months on end but very rarely sits anywhere for more than a few days at a time, even in the depths of winter despite being apart from the peaks of our Southern Alps, and the North Island’s small group of volcanoes – Ruapehu, Tongariro and Ngauruhoe.

 

New Zealand has a temperate climate – which means it doesn’t get excessively hot in summer (most of the time) and equally, doesn’t get incredibly cold in winter, despite the fact that it’s the last populated country en route to Antarctica.

 

The southernmost parts of the South Island can certainly feel the bite of southerly winds blowing up from the Ice, but overall, New Zealand is an easy place to spend a holiday – no matter what time of year it is.

 

Having said that, there are some key things to remember if you plan on having a wonderful winter holiday in New Zealand.

 

There may not be snow on the ground, but there will be plenty of rain, possibly hail from time to time, and occasional fog.
There will also be a high likelihood of frost, especially if you are anywhere from Lake Taupo south. The great thing about frosty days, is that almost without exception, they turn into a beautiful blue sky, sunny day once the icicles have thawed.
So pack warm clothes and head for the places you can really enjoy the best of winter outdoors – the snow fields and skating rinks.
Make sure your hire vehicle comes with chains if you are headed anywhere near the mountains – and make sure you know how to put them on the car or van.
Try to plan your driving so you are travelling during daylight hours – and remember it gets dark by about 5.30pm in mid-winter.

Skiers and Snowboarders Welcome

New Zealand is very well endowed with great ski areas – most of them in the South Island, including the largest ski area with the longest season in Australasia, Mt Hutt. In all, the province of Canterbury has 18 ski fields, if you include the commercial fields of Hutt, Porters Pass, Mt Lyford, Round Hill, Mt Dobson and Ohau, as well as a range of club fields and heli-skiing opportunities.

 

Further south, Queenstown and Wanaka are the dominant players, boasting Treble Cone and Cardrona at Wanaka, and Coronet Peak and the Remarkables in Queenstown.

 

Perhaps the most amazing thing about all of these ski fields is that they are at most a day’s drive from the furthest north, to the furthest south. So you have plenty of options within driving distance should one field be closed.

 

A great way to follow the best snow conditions and combine your transport and accommodation into one, is to hire a six berth campervan and get a group of your friends together for the trip. You can park at the bottom of the ski field road and take a shuttle up to the top, or with fields like Coronet that have fully sealed roads all the way up the mountain, you can easily drive your campervan up to the carpark, so it can act as your base for the day’s activities.

 

If you are hiring a campervan for your winter holiday, make sure you check out these winter driving tips from the New Zealand Automobile Association – and most importantly, remember that in New Zealand we drive on the left hand side of the road!

 

To buy ski passes and get all the information you need to plan your trip, visit ski-newzealand.co.nz for information and prices on ski areas throughout the South Island, gear hire packages and more.

 

Skiing and snowboarding are not the only fun winter activities to be had in the South Island – outdoor ice-skating is another option.

 

For the full winter wonderland experience, you really can’t beat the South Island’s Lake Tekapo mid winter. Not only do you have a great learners ski field at Round Hill, there’s the Southern Alps backdrop all around, the stunning aqua coloured water of the lake, and the perfect combo of skating rink and hot pools at Alpine Springs and Spa. Local teams play ice hockey on the rink and it’s a favourite for recreational skating with travelers too. This great facility also offers snow tubing, for anyone who wants winter fun with absolutely no prior experience required.

 

There are plenty of other activities to be enjoyed on a crisp winter’s day too – a few rounds of golf on some of the world’s most beautiful golf courses, doing the winery tours, which are to be enjoyed year round and of course enjoying the many cafes, bars and eating establishments around the country. If you are planning a trip to NZ in winter, the Tourism New Zealand website is a great place to start.

 

Hiring 6 berth campervans is a brilliant idea for a group or family – providing cheaper, self catering accommodation, wrapped up in easy to drive transport to take you right around New Zealand. Each van has full cooking facilities, fridge, shower and toilet, plus added extras like a DVD player for times when you would rather stay indoors.

Save more money by shopping at local supermarkets and preparing most of your meals – but stopping at some of the great cafes along the way is always a highlight too. New Zealand has a reputation for great quality coffee, and if you are looking for something familiar, the major centres even have Starbucks! New Zealand also Visit http://www.pacifichorizon.co.nz for some of the best value campervan rentals in New Zealand.

Jan 052018
 

Traveling during the holidays has its pros and cons, but if you don’t plan your trip correctly, there will be a lot more cons than pros. While proper planning can be time-consuming, it’s still worthwhile.

Either you’re going to see family that you haven’t seen in a while or you’re taking a vacation to a special place, like Disney World or New York City. Whatever the case may be, you’re going to need a few holiday travel tips to get you through the transportation portion of your trip.

If you’re traveling by car, then the first tip is simple. If possible, avoid interstates and major highways that run through medium or large cities. The best example here is I-95. If you plan on driving on I-95 during the holidays, you better be prepared for some downtime. This more so the case in the north than the south. Believe it or not, it’s possible to avoid serious traffic on I-95 in the south. All you need is a little luck, which usually means no accidents or construction. As far as traveling in the north goes, your best bet will be to leave at night. This can cut your trip down by a considerable amount. The only negative is that, other than interstate truckers, the people you find on the interstate at night are not often the best drivers. In some cases, they are either reckless teenagers or drunks. Use caution.

When traveling by road, another good tip is to pack your own sandwiches. Having to stop for lunch can really kill your momentum. If you insist on stopping because your legs will need a rest, or some movement, Subway is always a good idea. But choose the right Subway. When they’re in a gas station, they are not as well kept. The vegetables are not as fresh and the meat looks as though it has been sitting out all day. Finding a stand-alone Subway always gives you a better chance of a good meal. And there is always going to be a gas station nearby.

If you’re traveling with children, a good way to keep them from whining is to buy a backseat television screen. Trust me; it’s worth the investment. It will also last well beyond your road trip. As far as bathroom breaks go, make sure everyone goes even if they tell you they don’t have to go, but if you’re a parent, you already know this.

If you happen to be brave enough to travel by air during the holidays, pay careful attention. First and foremost, get to the airport three hours early. This might sound like a lot of extra time, but when you combine traffic and tight security, it’s actually cutting it close. If you arrive early, sit and read a book or play a game with your kids. Try your best not to bring any carry-on luggage. This can make the difference between a smooth trip and a disaster. If you do bring a carry-on bag, make it small. And when everyone is rushing to leave, take a deep breath and keep reading in your seat. You might be the last one off the plane, but your vacation will begin in an eased state of mind.

If you follow these general rules for holiday travel, you will increase your odds of having a successful and memorable trip.

Marley Martinerin is a regular contributor to a number of sites and writes articles about such topics as Giuseppi Armani Figurine and Longaberger Collectibles.

Jan 022018
 

 Holiday Travel Tips

With the added security measures we have in place today….Planning for your holiday vacation is more important than ever before ! 

Holiday travel requires maticulious preparation. You are bound to forget something,  but you can minimize these  from  these tips below..

Book direct,Online.

During the holidays,travel agencies  for making holiday travel arrangements are probably closed. To eliminate headaches,and save money,use your  I phone or computor to book online. Store front shops may be off for the holidays, but the internet is open for business 24/7. Off course,calling the hotels or airlines directly is always a good idea!

Don’t wait till the last minute.

Most everyone takes the holidays off,you should not assume someone will be open during the holidays. The holidays ,are definately,the busiest time of the year. Work on the phone, Stay online 24/7 if necessary,get the reservations in order,because even in the best laid plans there is always problems.

Try and think of everything.

Make a checklist. Especially if you’ve booking  a vacation home, cottage, or other accommodations that does not have room service. Bring nonperishible foods,cash,medicine,fishing tackle,bring whatever you we need to make your stay more enjoyable and save money.With most businesses being closed for the holidays,you can’t depend on  convenience stores. Before you head-out on your holiday vacation,make sure you have all the supplies you will need for your stay..

Get an early start.

During the holidays traffic is absolutely horrible  and that’s an known  fact. Get a jump on the traffic by leaving early. If you are late departing you are going to get caught in that traffic jam ! We’ve all been there! So plan on departing early.

Check Vehicle..

If you are driving to your holiday vacation,have a professional check your car,or if you do your own maintainence ,make sure to check,belts,engine oil,fluids,and  proper inflation in your tires.  fill the  tank with gas to eliminate unnecessary stops. Check the routes you will be taking ,before hand.If you don’t have a  GPS,use maps to determine the best routes. 

Calculate  the number of rest stops required for your trip.Make sure you plan every aspect  of your trip, so you will eliminate the chance of making a wrong turn and getting lost.I have driven to Florida many times and learned that if you do turn onto the wrong highway,don’t panic ,turn around and go back to the place where you made the wrong turn.

Renting a car is a popular way to travel for you holidays,  choose a suitable vehicle for your vacation needs. Renting a sports coupe  may make a great choice for couple on a weekend getaway, but it’s not the perfect vehicle  if you’re going on a long run or traveling with a lot of gear.

If you are going to rent a car, make sure to read the fine print before signing any contracts for your car. Be sure to inquire about insurance for the vehicle,if something bad happens,you won’t be liable.

When something goes wrong stay calm.

Something probably will go wrong. Think about it. We always prepare for a vacation,to the best of our knowledge,and something still goes wrong.So when that little minor mishap,happens,don’t fly off the handle and stay calm!

 After all,its the holidays! Be happy, forget about the minor hassles, and  look forward to having some great time-off when you finally get to your destination,and start your holiday vacation.

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Jun 242017
 

“Samoa” located in the Pacific Ocean, is an island with natural beauty, friendly people and a strong living culture in store for each visitor on a Samoa travel. Starting from the beaches of Samoa to the rainforests and from historical museums to beautiful Samoa accommodations. Samoa holidays are for everyone who wants to have a quiet, peaceful vacation alone or with the family. For those who love adventure sports such as scuba diving, trekking and surfing this is the place to go.

Apia, the capital of Samoa is a hub to not one but many hotels both luxury and budget, one to suit every pocket. But if you are someone who’d love to be close to nature, tropical flowers and a variety of beautiful birds, then consider residing in a hotel such as the Samoa Hacienda amidst the rainforest situated on the hills behind Apia only 10 minutes drive from the Apia City Centre.

This Samoa holiday home is ideally designed in a modern but traditional style which makes its guests feel at home in an environment free from pollution and hectic lifestyle. This Samoa hotel has two styles of accommodation available for its customers, the Main House built for 4 individuals with 1 double bed room attached with an en-suite bathroom, two bedrooms with single beds, an extra bathroom, a big living room and a kitchen. The other one is a Private Studio made for two with a big spacious en-suite bathroom attached bedroom with a king-size double bed, a kitchen and a private entrance. Both these accommodations have a large deck for a beautiful tropical view, a roofed drive in area and all the basic utility items needed for daily use such as the television, air condition etc.

Samoa Hacienda is known to provide excellent service to all its customers with owners that are friendly, courteous and will go out of their way to help its visitors. Sundays are the time for a special treat when people cook the Samoan traditional food such as the coconut cream wrapped fish or a baked octopus or a lip smacking mackerel cocked in the Samoan style stone oven called Umu. Make sure to at least once attend this special Samoan feast on your Samoa holiday.

Upolu island is about 70 km long and 20 km wide and moving around from one corner of the island to the other could be rather tiring without good transportation. There are plenty of local busses but be aware that they could be rather full or take a long time to get to their destination. To rent one of the many good cars on the island will make life much more easy. Visiting Samoa is an experience in its own, and only someone who has come to this place can tell you why they keep coming back again and again.

Samoa Hacienda, luxury samoa accommodation located at a beautiful area called “Fuluasou” with rainforest and pure nature all around. For more information on samoa holidays visit http://www.samoahacienda.com

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