Great Cruise Destinations

The Caribbean

Top of the list is the Caribbean, often considered as the epitome of a dream cruise. This popular destination is very much the “traditional” cruise; most people who think of cruising imagine the white sands and warm waters of the Caribbean. Choice wise, the cruises to the Caribbean split off to either cover the eastern or western islands, with the main difference being the islands you visit; both locations allow you to enjoy many opportunities for snorkelling, scuba diving, para-sailing and jet skiing.

The Mediterranean

The second most popular cruise destination; often seen as one for those who enjoy variety. Mediterranean cruises tend to be popular amongst those who enjoy experience many different countries and cultures on one trip. With all the destinations on offer in the Mediterranean, the cruises to this part of the world tend to run for longer periods of time, allowing you to get the most of places such as Rome, Barcelona, Italy, Turkey, Venice and the Greek islands. These far ranging trips really do allow for a wide range of travel experiences.

Alaska

Off to cooler climes with our third destination, Alaska. Cruises usually visit this

Argentina Valley

Campo Marzio is a small mound in the most accented bottleneck of the river, marked by remains of a pre-Roman town and by its subsequent Roman fortifications. The first town of the Valle Argentina is Badalucco in a crossroad position for itineraries from the bottom of the valley towards the mountain. The village throngs its rough-hewn stone houses on the hill in front of Mount Faudo. In the village, made of stone, to invade every corner and take advantage of every cleavage, one finds imposing arcane figures nested in frescoes and, in the damp and silent alleyways, a permanent art gallery in the open exhibits sculptures ceramics and sculptured slate. The “sagra du stocafissu a baiicogna” is the colorful touch that attracts to the village, during the month of September of each year, throngs of tourists and “gourmets”.

Following the provincial road, but turning right and after some short bends, you meet Montalto Ligure in a panoramic position. The legend has it that, around the year one thousand, a young married couple who escaped from the “jus primae noctis” (the right of the first night), established this village. Here the Romanesque parish church of San Giorgio preserves

Beautiful Mosques In The World

Al Haram Mosque-Mecca, Saudi Arabia

It’s the most famous worship mosque in the world. According to the Qur’an, it’s the first house built for humanity to worship Allah. It’s the world’s largest mosque and surrounds Kaaba, the holiest places for the Muslims. The current structure covers an area of 99 acres and includes both indoor and outdoor praying spaces. During the period of Hajj, it can accommodate up to 4 million people.

Faisal mosque Islamabad-Pakistan

It’s the fourth largest mosque in the world and the biggest in the south-east and southern Asia. From 1986 to 1994, it was the biggest mosque in the world before the completion of the Hassan II in Morocco. For many years, the worship center has been voted as one of the most beautiful places in the world.

Sheikh lotfallah-iran

It was constructed between 1602 and 1619 during the reign of Shah Abbas I. In addition to being a worship center, it has other roles. It also functions as a hospital, royal mint, royal caravanserai, and bath.

Blue mosque-Istanbul

It’s one of the landmarks in Istanbul. It boasts of six needle-like minarets and a series of domes

Wild Atlantic Way

Kinsale

A colourful village that worthy to spend a couple hours walking through the small side roads & alleys. Being located on the coast offers fresh fish to be had, check out Fishy Fishy restaurant or their takeaway.

Nearby is the Charles Fort which you could walk the coastal trail from Kinsale to the fort via Scilly Walk, a 6km round trip. The Charles Fort is a 17th century military based with a star-shaped fort on the water’s edge.

Mizen Head

The most Southerly point of Ireland looking out to the Atlantic seascape with an iconic Mizen footbridge which you can crossGreat clifftop scenery.

Ring of Kerry

The Ring of Kerry is a 179km loop in the southwest of County Kerry, a popular route for visitors to take by a tourist bus or their own car. Commonly driven counter-clockwise to avoid being stuck behind a coach – an important note to take as you would want to see the beautiful views.

Skellig Ring & Islands

A detour off the Ring of Kerry drive, an 18km route taking in the views of the famous Skellig Michael islands which has recently been

Enjoy In A Luxury Holiday Resort Room

  • A micro spa – Relaxing baths are a must whether you choose an adventurous type of holiday or a relaxed one where you just want to unwind. A good resort villa should at least have Jacuzzi tubs complete with exfoliating and soaking salts as well as other spa basics at your disposal. There is nothing better than taking a relaxing bath after a day full of activities.
  • A stocked mini bar – Yes, refreshments should be handy when you need them and a mini bar that is well-stocked is therefore an important element. Some of the better resorts will make the minibar available at no extra charge, but you might need to pay in some resorts to get the bar stocked with your favorite drinks but it should at least have water at no charge.
  • Power outlets near your bed – If you live in the modern world, then you definitely will want to have your smartphone with you even when you are relaxing in bed. A power outlet near the bed offer great convenience; you do not need to charge the phone from the bathroom or start moving furniture and unplugging other items just to you can avail

History of Hotels in Edmonton

Formative Years

Most people were settling around Edmonton to get a better life. There was the gold rush, which brought even more people and they needed accommodation urgently. Investors built wood framed facilities to meet the demand.

With more wealth flowing in, brick and stone motels emerged. Among the earliest was House Hotel built in 1876 from a log home. Jasper House Hotel came up in 1882, while Strathcona on Whyte Avenue was built in 1891.

Real Estate Boom of 1907-14

There was more land available for development and during this period, more establishments were built to cater for increasing numbers of visitors and new settlers. Hotel McDonald was opened in 1915 and indeed many other historic facilities emerged after this period.

Specialization

With Edmonton becoming a major economic center in Alberta and with oil being discovered in the 1940s, there was need for better facilities. Different investors were trooping to the city and they needed specialized accommodation. This led to development of budget facilities which catered for most people. High-end facilities were also being developed to cater for influential visitors in the city. This period saw the development of most luxurious

Take A Dog With You On A Cruise

  • First, you need to find a ship that allows pets. While many cruise ships accept service dogs, which assist the blind, but the vast majority of ships don’t have the equipment to handle canine passengers. There are some exceptional cruise ships that do allow pets on board, but it’s best that you check with the cruise line or a travel agent to see if the cruise line allows taking pets along.
  • When you are making reservation find out about kennel availability, and reserve it as soon as possible. For example on Queen Mary 2, Kennel space is extremely limited, so if you don’t book it in advance, you might not get any free space.
  • Before you step on that cruise ship, make sure you have proof of the health certifications and vaccinations of your dog from the veterinarian. Especially get the evidence that your canine friend is rabies proof. You probably will need these documentations to get your dog onboard, or you will need them if you are travelling by air.
  • Check with the agriculture department or embassy of any countries you might be visiting on the cruise to be certain that your dog meets

Start Your Travel Journal

Choose a Medium for Your Journal Entries

Most people love the idea of writing their travel stories in a leather bound notebook. However, if you want the world to read about your adventures, you can even start a blog and start putting in your entries. It could be anything from a small paragraph about the places you are visiting or your experiences. And if you have the time, you can even write complete How-to blogs to help other people plan their journeys.

Start Travelling ASAP

In order to be able to maintain a travel journal, you will first have to start travelling. Pick up a destination and go there. If you have a busy life, dedicate a certain period of the year to your travels. If you don’t have money, you can save up and plan a trip on a budget. For instance, you can easily book cheap flights well in advance so that you save both money and time.

Earn Experiences

There’s a reason why most people these days want to be travellers and not tourists. It’s because tourists go around a place, sightseeing the important monuments or historical landmarks. On the

How to Pay Less for Luxury Lodging

Lodging is less clear. In most of the world, prices are a so-called “rack rate” or by the rooms based on double accommodations. As the number of solo travelers has increased, travel providers have added some better pricing options. While we all work to build a more level playing field, here are our 5 updated tips for luxury lodging at better prices.

  • Modify your searches for booking engines. Manually convert “one room” to “one adult”. In Europe, the good news is that such solo prices for lodging are common. Once you change from 2 to 1 adult, prices may drop 40%.
  • For short trips, vacation mid-week. When everyone else is back-to-school or back to work, you can take advantage of reduced traffic discounts.
  • Consider ways to save on meals. I found a great room rate at a 5-star Nordic hotel. However, I skipped the $110 dollar dinner on-site for a trip to a local deli for about $10.
  • Check out pre-season deals. These are most common at ski resorts. The fabled Lodge at Sun Valley (subject of a classic film) has had really reduced rates just prior to the Dec. 22 holiday influx.

Amenities of Island Hotels

Research

Before you book your stay at any of the island hotels, you need to do your homework. You should know exactly what the accommodations are and what amenities are included. If it is a resort, you will want to know what type of food is offered and what activities are available for you to enjoy. If you are traveling with small children, you should determine if they have cribs or playpens available and reserve one in advance if you know that you will be needing it.

Talk to the Staff

It is easy to book everything online these days. However, by doing so, you lose contact with the people that work and live in the area. Even if you’ve settled on a particular inn, you should call the front desk and ask questions. Have one of them tell you about restaurants in the area and about the shopping. Ask in advance about activities that are going on or if there are any festivals available for you to visit.

Find a Few Points of Interest

After talking to the staff and doing your own research, write down a few points of interest in