By cooldude | October 22, 2013
If you are planning for a holiday and want your children to gain some historical knowledge then the option for you can be Italy. Italy is a place so rich in their art and culture that you will surely want to visit again. Though to get an idea about the historical places in Italy, a short article won’t help you. Various books have been published by many writers on the richness of culture Italy offers. To check out all the historical places of Italy within your holiday span would be a tough thing to do and for that several resorts should be booked near the respective spots beforehand. Some of the must visit historical places in Italy are,
Basilica di San Miniato al Monte: Florence in Italy is the place where you can get the actual essence of the history of Italy, but the church called Basilica di San miniato Monte is an equally beautiful place to visit. The construction was begun in the year of 1013 and was named after the Armenian prince called St. Miniato. You can get the detailed history about this prince and why this church has been built on the hill of Mount Fiorentinus.
Duomo di Milano: Another historic place in Italy which will surely throw an impression on you as soon as you look at it is the Duomo di Milano. This is one of the largest churches of the world and possesses a magnificent structure having a capacity of 40000. If you have only been to the local churches, you should have a look at the Duomo di Milano which can surprise you in the true sense of it.
The Vatican City: With only a population of 932 The Vatican City manages to remain the smallest independent country of the world. A large number of tourists including Catholic visit this country to get in touch with the Pope. The famous ceiling paintings of the Sistine Chapel and a good number of museums at The Vatican City hold a great historical value.
By cooldude | October 9, 2013
Who would not want to travel to beaches and bask under the sun for as long as they want to or they can afford to? Beach holidays are a way of really relaxing and feeling alive after the whole months or years work depending from person to person. Some beaches which are worth the travel are mentioned below with their ‘look-out-for’ things and places.
To start with is Goa, India. Goa’s beaches are divided into north and south Goa. The north side being more commercial and touristy it is a pleasure to the eye to see the scenic beauty of this place. Apart from only the beach there is innumerable wildlife to look out for in the various national parks and sanctuaries in and around the area. Museums and forts are present too to make sure that you have no time to be bored in the place.
Moving on we go to Bali, Indonesia, an island rich in its culture, traditions and heritage. It is one of the most popular tourist destinations known for its popular beaches, wildlife content and scenery at its best. The beaches offer the very best boating and surfing experience underwater diving and swimming experience.
The amazing city of Playa Del Carmen in Mexico is another irresistible destination spot for travellers who have a soft space for beaches. Apart from the beauty filled beaches where private beaches are also available there are other archaeological sites, ancient temples, pyramids and colourful murals too which can be visited.
Situated in Central America is the Latin American country of Costa Rica with a lot of sunshine and beachy mornings to wake to. Apart from simply relaxing at the beach there is looking at active volcanoes, scuba diving and snorkelling.
By cooldude | October 7, 2013
The span of a business trip varies from one day to a few days or months. So accordingly you have to pack your bags. You also have to keep in mind that business trips are mainly for professional purposes and not for leisure purposes. Depending on which place you are going, you have to pack your luggage. It is very important that you travel with a light luggage and avoid packing useless things. This article will guide you in packing the right things for your business trip.
First of all you should always make a list of things you need so that you can avoid packing unnecessary things. Ensure that you pack the right kind of clothes for your business trip. In case you have to travel to more than one place then carry comfortable clothes. In order to attend important meetings you should pack a suit or two in your luggage. Pack clothes that do not require much maintenance and are wrinkle free.
Business documents are very essential when you are going for a business trip. The business contracts and details should be packed along with your luggage so that you do not forget them. Plus your passport and visa documents should also be packed. Hotel booking details and airplane or train tickets must also be carried along with you. Pack all your documents in a separate folder so that you can access them easily.
Laptop becomes an important gadget for you if you have some presentation prepared on it. Carry the laptop’s charger along with it as well. Mobile phone can never be forgotten because it is the only direct means of communication between your company and you. Plus it will help you to contact your clients as well. The phone’s charger should also be packed along with your laptop’s charger.
By cooldude | September 11, 2013
Travelling in air is the most comfortable thing one can consider doing. It is completely hassle free and you don’t even get to experience any sort of tiredness due to the comfort offered by the airlines. But then since the price of the air tickets are expensive compared to the railway tickets for the same journey, many people can’t afford the air tickets. Thus they have to go through the hassles and tiredness of journey in any other means. This was indeed the situation till few years back. But now days due to various schemes launched by the government and also due to the emergence of many airliners in the market the price of air tickets have come down. In some cases the price is even lower than the railway tickets of AC first class. Even if the price of air tickets is more than the railway tickets, then difference is not much and can be ignored compared to the comfort and the facilities offered by the air lines.
There are certain tips you should follow if you are looking for cheap flight tickets. If you try to get urgent air tickets from the various travel websites, then you will be disappointed. This is because the cheap flight tickets are not available online generally. You have to contact the authorized traveling agents if you are looking for really cheap air tickets. The travel agents have certain quota under which they get the cheap tickets. These tickets are only accessible from the system of the travel agent’s machine. Also if you are planning to go somewhere well in advanced, then book the air tickets for your journey many days in advance to the journey. Thus you can easily get the cheap air tickets. Well in some cases the cheap tickets are non refundable and so if you cancel your journey, then you will not get back the amount.
By cooldude | August 29, 2013
If you are recently travelling in flight then you should be very careful because there are many important things that you should keep in mind before you board your flight. The first and foremost thing you should not forget is to carry your ticket with yourself and your passport. This is because since the tradition of hard copy of flight ticket has almost vanished, all the tickets now days are e-ticket generated online. To ensure your identification, your passport is required so don’t forget to carry it with you. However it is not necessary to carry a print out of the e- ticket, a soft copy of it in your laptop or in your mobile phone will also do.
Before you enter the airport, you should be well informed about the rules and regulations of the particular flight carrier. There are some general norms for travelling in flight, but certain rules also vary from one flight carrier to another. The main thing you should prior to your flight travel is the hand baggage allowance. Certain flight carriers allow only a particular size of bag on board in the cabin. While some carrier don’t consider your laptop bag as a hand baggage, few flight carriers consider laptop bag as a hand baggage and in that case you are not allowed to carry any other bags on board.
Carrying liquids, aerosols, gels, perfumes, lip sticks, eye liners, etc are strictly prohibited in the flights. If you ever carry these things, then they will be seized during security check. Also carrying sharp objects like blades, Swiss army knives, nail cutter, etc are not allowed on board. The check in baggage allowance is different in different carriers and also the charges for the extra baggage. So, you should pack your baggage accordingly so that you don’t have to burn a hole in your pocket during check in.
By cooldude | August 22, 2013
No vacation in Africa is complete with the Safari; in fact an African vacation is almost synonymous with Safari. The experience of watching wild animals in the natural surrounding just from a stone’s throw distance is definitely mind boggling and exhilarating. So, when you plan a trip to Africa you must definitely plan a safari tours. African countries in which safari tours are extremely popular include Kenya, Rwanda, Uganda, Botswana and Tanzania and the varied landscape along with the animals in the wild will surely offer you an experience of a life time. The wildlife parks in these countries are simply perfect was spotting the wild animals. If you go on the safari trip in the summers, you will be able to spot the animals drinking water and in the rainy season you will be able to see the animals eating green vegetations. So, when you plan your trip to Africa plan it during the summer or the rains.
There are a lot of organizations in Africa who arrange Safaris for the tourists and the Safari packages come complete with accommodation in lodges, campgrounds and outdoor baths. In fact, nowadays there are some Safari organizers who offer the facility of spas and saunas for the tourists. Some packages include butler services as well. If you do not want to hire the services of Safari organizers then you can also get in touch with professional Safari guides who will help you to explore the best places and reserves. You can explore the wildlife parks in the safari vehicles or you can choose to see the park in a boat or even an aircraft. In fact, at times the professional guides include trackers and hunters during the trips as well. However, you also need to understand that Africa offers more than wild animals and you must experience Africa at its very best.
By cooldude | June 26, 2013
Terrell in Texas is one of the best places to visit for tourists who have a thing for spooky destinations. Terrell is known to have 4 major spooky tourist destinations, in the names of “Labyrinth of Terror,” the “Voodoo Bayou” and others. The decapitated lady Cassandra is known to haunt the areas of the Labyrinth of Terror till date. The creatures from the bayou keep tormenting the Voodoo Area and also the Trail of Torment in the Dr. Lycan’s space is known to be the home ground of all the horrific crazy illegal medical experiments done by the doctor. The legend says that whoever visits the place feels it’s all and the presence of the undead and the restless. Yes. We are all talking about a thrill park built in Terrell in Texas. Have the time of your life and get your Goosebumps working overtime this October. Happy Halloween!
By cooldude | June 14, 2013
Are you going to a vacation on Rome? Then you must know that it is one of the most expensive cities of the world. Every place you visit in Rome will charge you an entry fee including most of the famous churches. Thus, it is very essential to plan your budget well. Rome has a wide range of accommodation options ranging from very expensive to affordable ones. You must make a considerable amount of research online about the prices and features of different hotels and resorts.
It is better to book hotels in advance, and then the charges will be less unlike booking after you reach. Try to stay close to the main city so that bus, tram and subway lines can be easily assessed. Termini Bus Station is a good place to stay with cheap hotels and easy access to main locations. You must make full use of the amazing public transport of Rome for roaming around the city. You should get a weekly metrebus ticket pass for unlimited one week access to bus and subway both.
By cooldude | June 5, 2013
Cruise holidays are a distant dream for many given its high fares. However not to worry as there are some very smart tips that can get you your dream cruise vacation without burning a hole in your pocket.
The first tip is to book early. The cruise lines will usually provide good discounts on early reservations. On the other hand eleventh hour booking can also find you some very affordable deals. Actually, if a cruise is having many of its seats empty even at the last hour, it will release highly rebated deals for a quick booking.
Another important tip is to book your cruise package in the off seasons like post holidays. People hardly go for vacations post holidays and hence it’s the slow time for the travel cruises. Thus, the cruise lines will generally unleash seats at highly affordable rates to fill up vacant seats. You can also count on a good travel agency for your cruise package. The travel agencies generally enjoy some huge discounts from cruise lines which are not available for general public.
By cooldude | June 3, 2013
A trip to New York City can turn out to be really enjoyable since the city has so much to offer to the tourists. The blend of culture and history that you will get to witness in this city is absolutely unforgettable. It is considered to be the iconic city of America.
Some of the places you must visit in New York City are: Central Park, The Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, China Town, Wall Street, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Bridge etc. The cuisine of this city is delicious and worth tasting.
The accommodation facilities here are affordable and there are numerous hotels, furnished apartments, rentals etc where you can stay during your visit. The nightlife in New York City is amazing. Different nightclubs, bars etc will keep you entertained throughout the night.
This city can be a paradise for those who love shopping as there are a number of stores, malls, boutiques etc to be found in New York City.