Costa Rica - One of the Top Five Family Vacation Spots in the World

Costa Rica

A veritable playground for kids of all ages, Costa Rica packs in more natural beauty, culture and adventure than most countries many times its size. What kid wouldn't love seeing fascinating animals , lush rainforests, towering volcanoes and warm sundrenched beaches? Friendly, affordable and endlessly captivating, Costa Rica is an ideal destination to choose if you're looking to mix in some educational experiences for the kids. The country's rich biodiversity is practically everywhere, making for plenty of What's this? What's that? moments. Arenal Volcano National Park and Braulio Carrillo National Park are great places to get up close with the country's flora and fauna. Best of all, a trip to Costa Rica can be as adventurous or as relaxing as you want it to be. The country's small size allows you to spend time both on the beach and in the rainforests.

Article courtesy of Journey Magazine

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7 Reasons to use a Travel Agent

Why Use a Travel Agent???

There are so many benefits, such as:

*Expert Guidance - We know the ins and outs of the travel industry, providing you with a variety of vacation options to help you find one that's right for you.

*Personalized Service - We are avid travelers who take joy in providing one-on-one service and unbiased information. Rather then dealing with a faceless corporation, we work just for you.

*Best Value - We can get you the best value for your vacation dollars, providing you with information on the latest deals and special promotions so you can make an informed decision.

*Years of Solid Relations - We have years of long standing relationships with preferred suppliers. As a result, we can share the best inside deals available, saving you money.

*One-Stop Shopping - Because we handle every aspect of your trip, you inevitably save precious time.

*Consumer Advocate - We don't stop working for you, even after you've  booked your trip. In the event of an unfortunate mishap, we will act on your behalf to see that restitution is made.

*Guaranteed Satisfaction - We strive to achieve customer satisfaction so you return the next time you're planning a trip. We want you to be happy, long-term customers!

Article courtesy of Journeys Magazine

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Beaches Resort - Turks and Caicos

Enjoying little romance while on a family vacation can be difficult - but not at Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort & Spa. Only a 75-minute flight from Miami, this all encompassing, all-inclusive resort in the beautiful Turks & Caicos Islands has it all: a 45,000 square-foot, state of the art waterpark: three magnificent villages with Italian, French and Caribbean inspired architecture; incredibly sumptuous hotel accommodations; a 12-mile powder white sand beach lapped by clear turquoise waters; and endless activities for everyone, from tots to tweens and teens. And yes, the resort and location are just as beautiful as you can imagine. The resort hasn't forgotten about anyone - parents included. At Beaches Turks and Caicos, kids are given extra attention with tailor-made, supervised programs for five different age levels at no extra charge- giving parents lots of time to themselves to enjoy one of the world's romantic settings.

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The Magic of Orlando Florida

No one place in the world holds more magic for kids than Orlando, Florida - better known to them simply as Walt Disney World. The Walt Disney World Resort is about as good as it gets for kids. So good in fact, families can make return visits and always be surprised by new things throughout each of the resort's four parks: The Magic Kingdom, Epcot, the Animal Kingdom and Disney's Hollywood studios. If that's not enough fun for the family, the resort's Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon will certain keep the kids well entertained and wet. But there's much more to Orlando just outside the Magic Kingdom's gates that shouldn't be missed. Universal Studios Orlando, SeaWorld Orlando and Universals Islands of Adventure have become popular spots for keeping the excitement going.

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Iberostar Hotels and Resorts - Come See What Your Are Missing

Iberostar is the name behind the world's most stunning all-inclusive destinations. While each property offers a unique experience of its own, all Iberostar Hotels and Resorts share common brand values, beginning with a warm, friendly staff that's devoted to creating complete happiness among guests. Elegant design, deluxe accommodations, extensive recreational options and delicious all-inclusive dining are just a few of the pleasures to be discovered at Iberostar Hotels and Resorts.

Now the Iberostar is bringing this expertise to Cancun with the December 2011 opening of the brand's ninth property in Mexico - Iberostar Cancun.

Situated on on the world's most exquisite beaches, the new, all inclusive Iberostar Cancun has 426 fully equipped rooms and villas, each with an ocean view.

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Fiji "Friendliest People on Earth"

The legendary warmth of the "Friendliest People on Earth" is the single most important factor when you visit Fiji. Travelers are welcomed as guests and immediately embraced into the ever-present culture of the Fijian people.

It seems as if Fiji was created with romance in mind. Here, visitors can marry with a simple exchange of vows on the beach or with an elaborate ceremony in a seaside chapel, and it is legally recognized in the U.S. and Canada. Honeymoons in Fiji are about fulfilling dreams or simply enjoying the perfect, romantic escape, as couples embark on their lives together.

Relaxation is an art form here. Centuries old massage treatments like bobo, are combined with modern techniques to stimulate and soothe the senses. Visitors can literally float on mattresses in a lagoon or be enveloped within a banana leaf amid the sounds of the surrounding primordial rainforest, all while enjoying luxurious spa treatments.

There are so many unique aspects to a vacation in Fiji.

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Sandals Resorts includes more luxury, quality, and choices

A Sandals Luxury included vacation gives you everything you'd find at any five-star luxury resort, the only difference is everything is INCLUDED! So you not only get what you'd expect, you get far more than you ever dreamed of in quality, choice, luxury, and service. Sandals includes more exciting choices on land and sea - from golf to unlimited scuba diving.Sandals includes anytime dining at up to 16 true specialty restaurants per resort, each with a different ambiance. Best of all, when it comes to luxury accommodations, Sandals offers far more choices than anyone else - up to 26 different categories per resort, including the most unique and creatively designed suites in the Caribbean. It's the Sandals Luxury included difference that makes all the difference in the world.

Article courtesy of Travel Weekly magazine.

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Aruba, White Sandy Beaches and Turquoise Waters

*Perfect weather. It's always summer in Aruba. Average daytime temperature of 82 degrees and constant cooling trade winds help to keep the humidity low. Aruba has a desert-like climate with less than 20 inches of rain a year.

*Warm, friendly people. Arubans are among the friendliest people in the world. A long history of hospitality pervades the local culture. Local residents welcome visitors with a warm smile and are proud to show off the island they call home.

*White sandy beaches and turquoise waters. Aruba boasts more than seven miles of white sandy beaches, some rated among the best in the world by prestigious travel publications. Clear turquoise waters surround the island with gentle lapping waves along the hotel zone on the leeward side of the island.

*No hassels. Aruba offers all the comforts of home while retaining the charm of an international destination. English is widely spoken, Internet and WiFi access are readily available. Aruba has some of the world's purest drinking water and boasts a top-notch airport with U.S. Customs and Immigration preclearance, allowing flights from Aruba to enter the U.S. a domestic flights.

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Holiday Travel Tips

Plot connections carefully.
When booking flights, check your search results carefully for sufficient time during layovers, and build in some time for flight delays and weather woes. Particularly during the winter months, peak travel times often bring peak travel delays, and your connection is more likely to be jeopardized. Avoiding really tight connections may save you a sprint through the terminal or a missed flight. Also, it is best if you can muscle your flight path into position so that connections are in places less likely to experience delays -- specifically, airports in warmer climates. For more advice, see our Winter Travel Tips.

Leave early.
During peak travel times, much of the trouble you'll face lies on this side of the security check-in, from traffic jams and full parking lots to absent shuttles and long lines. Rather than striving to "arrive at the airport early," you may want to try to "leave for the airport early" to anticipate all the peripheral delays you may encounter.

Pack wisely.
In the past, you may have been able to fit everything into your carry-on without having to check any baggage -- a strategy we still recommend. However, the TSA rules about liquids and gels make this a trickier proposition. For the record, you may bring liquids and gels in 3.4-ounce or smaller containers, packed within a single, quart-size, zip-top, clear plastic bag. You're also allowed to bring any liquids (such as coffee or water) or gels purchased after you go through a security checkpoint onto your plane with you. If you want to bring more than the 3.4-ounce amount, you'll have to pack the items in your checked luggage.

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Frontier Airlines New Charter For Apple Vacations 2012

Frontier will offer:

In-Flight Entertainment:

Free headset
Up to 25 TV channels via Direct TV (some at an additional charge of $6)
Examples of free TV: NBC, CBS, CNN, ESPN, MTV, Bravo, Comedy Channel, Discovery, Food Network, Nickelodeon and more ...
Choose from 6 movie channels: $8 each. Selection will change monthly of the latest released movies. Movies will start 8 minutes after take off and can only be purchased up to 15 minutes after departure.

In-Flight Services:

Complimentary Beverages: Soda, tea, coffee, juices, water
A variety of snacks for purchase at $3 each
Continental breakfast snack box at $6
Variety of snack boxes at $6
Premium beverages: beer, wine, cocktails $5-$7

First checked bag: FREE  Second bag: $20  Over weight bag fee: $75

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Hurricane in Mexico


  
As we are sure you have seen in the news, there is currently a hurricane moving through the Riviera Maya. All hotels are making preparations and following any guidelines and communication from the government in order to take care of our guests and hotel staff. As of Wednesday afternoon at 4PM EST, the storm had been downgraded to a Category 1 Storm.

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Funjet Announces Panama as a New Destination

Panama is the perfect place for people looking for a tropical vacation off the beaten path. It is one of the world's most visitor friendly countries. With two coasts, countless islands and Caribbean-style beaches, there is much to choose from for vacations:full service resorts, exotic getaways and so much more! Panama has exotic tropical rainforests, gorgeous mountain refuges, beautiful beaches, a Miami style capital city, historic venues, adventure tours, kayaking, white water rafting, fishing, and not to mention one of the engineering marvels of the world - the Panama Canal. Funjet Vacations now offers vacation packages in three different destination zones: the beach zones, the rainforest and Panama City, making this the perfect multi-stop vacation destination.

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Visit Kauai

KAUAI

Island Of Discovery

With its endless shades of green, soaring cliffs and dramatic canyons, Kauai invites you to renew your connection with nature - again and again. "The Garden Isle" is an emerald treasure, a place to rejuvenate body and spirit among serene beaches. The oldest and northernmost of the Hawaiian Islands, Kauai combines adventure, enchantment and 360 degree natural beauty. A peaceful escape from your busy life, Kauai's tantalizing  environment and relaxed island pace is ideal for rediscovering and savoring what's truly important.

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Dreams Punta Cana

No matter what a kid's age - in fact, no matter one's age at all - small surprises are a delight, and when those surprises are wrapped up in an out of this world beachside resort such as Dreams Punta Cana Resort and Spa in the Dominican Republic those surprises can be downright "dreamy".

As you stroll along their 47 acre property there is a surprise around every corner - like the flamingos that really take bread from your hand, or a stand where fresh fruit is literally being cut up to order for fruit pops to go, not to mention the limitless supply of soft ice cream that you take yourself from a machine that churns out the cool treat or the friendly parrots placed on your shoulders. These unexpected moments are the icing on the cake when it comes to a family vacation, but Dreams also knows how to offer the foundation for a truly successful vacation, including top of the line service.

Article courtesy of Recommend magazine.

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Introducing IBEROSTAR Cancun

Iberostar Hotel and Resort in Cancun. Expansive, elegant, enticing. Welcome to Iberostar's newest destination, Iberostar Cancun. Situated on one of Mexico's most stunning beachfronts, Iberostar Cancun features a sprawling  complex filled with fun at every turn. At this remarkable hotel, the kids can live it up at the supervised Kid's Club - complete with a water park - while the adults play a round of golf on the area's only 18-hole course, relax in the stunning spa or wile away the hours in any of the seven infinity pools. At this all-inclusive destination, dining is a family dream. From four gourmet specialty restaurants to the casual poolside snack bar, the ice cream parlor to the cigar lounge - Iberostar Cancun caters to every member of the family as only Iberostar can do.

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Let Princess Cruises show you the world

Breathtaking Alaska. Princess is the leader in Alaska. The land and sea cruisetour vacations combine incredible voyages with Princess rail service and unforgettable experiences to the wilderness lodges at the best locations.

Classic Europe. Princess offers the best itineraries to the most popular regions of Europe - the Mediterranean, Greek Isles and Holy Land; Scandinavia, Russia and Norwegian Fjords; British Isles, Iceland and Greenland - with over 40 itineraries on large and small ships.

Around the Americas. Closer to home, sail to the festive Caribbean, monumental Panama Canal, colorful Mexico, historic Canada and New England, idyllic Hawaiian Islands and gorgeous Pacific Coast.

Exotic destinations. Throughout the world, Princess has voyages to the most intriguing places - like ancient Asia, India and Africa; majestic Australia and New Zealand; the lush isles of Hawaii, Tahiti and the South Pacific; and exciting South America.

World Cruises. There's nothing like seeing all the world's great landmarks on a single itinerary - the World Cruise. Sail for over 100 days on one of two global sailings with princess as your host.

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Vacation at Azul Hotels by Karisma

Riviera Maya is the perfect place for families to spend their vacation. At Azul Hotels, by Karisma, they cater especially to families with children of all ages. The Azulitos kids club is designed to entertain the young ones while the parents can relax at the beach or by the pool. Enjoy the gourmet inclusive vacation experience at Azul.

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Costa Rica and Galapagos

Costa Rica has 12 different life zones and is simply amazing. If you would like to combine a bit of beach with a bit of exploration, Costa Rica is an excellent choice. There are still active volcanoes in Costa Rica - nighttime in Arenal reveals an amazing ember glow!

Rain forests are in plenty and more than 850 species of birds are in an area about the size of Kentucky, wildlife enthusiasts will be thrilled. If sitting by the pool is more up your alley, Costa Rica delivers as well.

If you have ever wondered what it would be like to get "up close and personal" with wildlife, a Galapagos adventure is your answer. Thanks to impressive conservation efforts, the islands that comprise the Galapagos archipelago have remained unspoiled and unchanged for thousands of years. The wildlife on the islands are not afraid of humans and you can approach them at amazingly close proximity.

Ecuador and the Galapagos are great family destinations as well as perfect for all nature lovers.

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Hawaii - Experience the Spirit of Aloha

Hawaiians open their arms, their culture, and their way of life, inviting you to experience their genuine Aloha spirit.

Choosing the Right Island
Each of Hawaii's five main islands offers unique adventures, activities, and unending delights. Here are the highlights:

Oahu - A wondrous combination that blends Honolulu's big city shopping, nightlife, and entertainment with abundant nature, historical significance and Hawaiian tradition.

Maui - Boasts several fine, golden-sand beaches, serene panoramas, and some of the world's best golf courses.

Hawaii's Big Island - The island is home to plunging waterfalls, three active volcanoes, snow-capped mountains, tropical flora and fauna, ancient temples, and even cowboys and ranch life.

Kauai - This island's intense, natural beauty leads to endless opportunities for exploration and outdoor activities.

Lanai - With no stoplights, this true island getaway offers seclusion, unique beauty, and two masterpiece golf courses designed by legends.

First-time Traveler - If this is your first trip to Hawaii you may want to stay on either Oahu or Maui, as these are the most popular Hawaiian Islands.

Short Stay - Staying only four to five nights in Hawaii? We recommend you pick one island, rent a car, and explore all your unique island has to offer. You'll be amazed at the incredible scenery and variety of activities that are available.

Extended Stay - If you're planning a stay of 10 nights or more, you can comfortably visit up to three islands during your trip, and explore what each has to offer before flying to the next island for another adventure. A popular itinerary would be to stay on Oahu for three nights, fly over to Maui for four, then fly to Kauai or Hawaii's Big Island for three more nights.

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Article courtesy of Continental Airlines Magazine.     

Piedmont Italy

Wouldn't it be easier if Italy were just a bit more boring? The art, the history, the landscapes, the pasta-seriously, you're always going to feel like there's more to to or eat. If actual relaxing is on your agenda, the Piedmont region  may just be your answer. Tucked into the northwestern corner of the country, Piedmont pulled the short straw when it came to major Italian attractions. This is nothing but farm country, home to countless hazelnut groves, Barolo wineries, and truffle-studded fields, a place where folks have so much time on their hands, they created Italy's slow-food movement. Most tourists don't bother with Piedmont, and those who do have little choice but to stay in unpretentious, family-run inns that serve meals made from what the owners grow and raise themselves. No crowds, authentic farm-to-table cuisine, endless Barolo-wait, that doesn't sound so bad after all. In fact, it sounds like heaven. Leave it to Italy to make even life in the slow lane completely irresistible.

I experienced this small town and of course the wonderful Barolo wines myself - one word AWESOME!

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Article courtesy of Budget Travel magazine.     

A Trip to Tulum

Plenty of Travelers visit Tulum's Mayan ruins, but only a few stay for the spectacular beaches, casual restaurants and earthy, chic boutique accommodations nearby. Compared to Playa del Carmen, Tulum is an undiscovered gem and that's largely because of the resorts.

Article compliments of Recommend Magazine.

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Playa Del Carmen Mexico

Cancun is known for its sprawling all-inclusive properties, but head to Playa Del Carmen, the relaxed beach town 30 miles south of Cancun, and you'll find quaint and unique hotels within walking distance of the area's main attractions without budget-busting rates.

Traditional Resorts

Modern Properties

Romantic Getaways


Article compliments of Recommend magazine.

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Sandals' Resorts Success Story

Over the years, the all-inclusive hotel company has identified top players in areas relevant to a resort experience and forged key partnerships with them to the benefit of all concerned.

Travel Agents are well aware of Sandals Resorts International's signature amenities that have made it easy and profitable to sell, but what has kept all this all-inclusive mega power on top in the caribbean for 30 years are the actual signatures that Sandals Chairman Gordon "Butch" Stewart , his son and Sandals CEO Adam Stewart, and the rest of the Sandals team, have attached to many smart deals.

As we celebrate Sandals' 30th year in operation, we look back at some of these deals that have resulted in partnerships that have made the company relevant for three decades and most likely on top for at least another 30 years.

"Our partnerships have expanded the value of the brands, Sandals Resorts and Beaches Resorts, enormously," says Butch Stewart. He sites the company's pairing with Martha Stewart and Sesame Street as examples of "our ongoing strategy to exceed customer expectations and deliver a superior product."

"Today, everyone cares about branding," says Adam Stewart. "Years ago, people didn't care about a brand. A shirt was a shirt was a shirt. Now, people care about what brand of shirt they are wearing. The sames goes with our guests. I think it's extremely important to take on these partnerships because our customers are used to the best in each class and we feel like we have that."

Article courtesy of Travel Agent Magazine.

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What to See and Do in Ubud, Bali


When in a vacation in Bali, Indonesia, make sure you also explore Ubud. Once you arrive, you will be welcomed by coconut trees, rice paddies and rice terraces.

There are so many things to enjoy here, so here's a quick checklist for you to maximize your holiday getaway in Ubud.

Indulge in their cultural performances.
Balinese dance and performing arts are pleasing to the eye. You will only be able to watch authentic traditional dance here where some are even performed under the trees. You can catch performances almost every night so you don’t have to worry about missing a show.

Visit the enchanting temples and the captivating historical landmarks.
Take a look at one of the most beautiful temples in Bali, Pura Kehen, or check out the carvings as old as 9th century at the Goa Gajah or Elephant cave. Just remember to observe the rules as you enter, as the locals consider most of these places holy.



Visit Museums and Gelleries in Ubud
If you do not visit Ubud's museums and galleries, your trip will not be complete. You can see traditional and modern Balinese art via different forms like sculptures, paintings, and even architectures. What’s even better is that most museums offer art classes, which are definitely worth taking.

Renew with spa, yoga and meditation.
You are guaranteed to experience complete relaxation in Ubud! Health or healing resorts and spas are common in Bali, more so in Ubud where you can get a heavenly massage, reflexology or any other spa treatment that is popular in the region. Cleanse your mind and body with the yoga and meditation classes here.

Things to Do During Your Vacation in Bangkok


It is a very good idea to travel to Thailand, particularly in Bangkok, as the city it still rich in culture. The bustling city lights attract tourists as well as it historical landmarks. For a traveler looking to enjoy an urban landscape rich with culture, Bangkok should be the top selection for a getaway.

But what can you do in a concrete jungle like Bangkok? Here are things to do when you visit this city.

-Enjoy the grandness of the palaces and temples. You might not be able to enter some palaces that the royal family still uses, but others are already open to tourists.

-Go to the city’s museums. If you are a fan of arts and history, then you shouldn’t ignore visiting any of the museums in Bangkok. You will see a unique of Asian antique art inside their museums.

-Visit the Thewet Flower Market. You might even want to drop by the ferry terminal near the market too.

Embark on a bicycle tour! You can ride through Bangkok’s countryside and enjoy the rice paddies, lotus fields and orchid farms.

-Savor a real Thai Massage. You can have a traditional Thai massage from luxury hotels, which are rather expensive. If you are on a budget, get a massage from the small massage shops on the street.

-Unleash the shopaholic in you! You really just have to go shopping when you vacation in Bangkok. Visit Siam Square and you will surely fill your bags with clothes and other items. You can buy almost any piece of clothing, shoes and accessories at a very low price. Shopping in Bangkok can keep you occupied for days and make a shopaholic extremely satisfied after the visit.

Disney Resort on Oahu

On August 29, Disney will open its first resort in Hawaii. The 21 acre, 359 room Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa in Ko Olina near Oahu's North Shore. The Aulani will tell the story of authentic Hawaii. The kid's club, the 5200 square foot Aunty's Beach House, will offer nature and wildlife programs and traditional Hawaiian games and Disney film screenings.

Other resort features include fitness and spa center (including some kids treatments) beach access, four restaurants, a story telling fire pit, a conference center and 460 Disney Vacation Club Villas, of which 21 are Grand Villas.

Article courtesy of Travel Agent magazine

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Enjoying Ubud for Your Vacation


If you are going on a holiday in Bali, Indonesia, do not forget to visit Ubud too. When you turn up, abundant rice paddies and terraces will welcome you together with the sprawling coconut trees.

To help you fully enjoy this town, here's a travel guide for you to enjoy your vacation in Ubud.

See the gorgeous temples and the charming ancient landmarks.
You can explore Goa Gajah or Elephant Cave that features carvings dated back in 9th century and the Pura Kehen, which is one of the most breathtaking temples in Bali. Do not forget to follow the rules once you enter as most of these places are considered holy by the locals.

Appreciate in Ubud’s Museums and Galleries. 
Make sure you explore Ubud's museums and galleries for your trip to be complete. Balinese traditional and modern art is visible through many ways such as architecture, painting and sculpture. It's certainly worth attending the art lessons that many of the museums offer to their visitors.

Watch cultural acts.
Balinese dance and performing arts are pleasing to the eye. You will not see authentic traditional dances of this kind anywhere else in the world, some performed under the trees. You can catch performances almost every night so you don’t have to worry about missing a show.

Experience spa, yoga and meditation.
Total relaxation is guaranteed in Ubud! You can get a massage, reflexology or any spa treatment in health or healing resorts sprawled in Ubud. Get purified inside out when you attend the yoga and meditation classes available in the town.

Next Holiday Destination: Bangkok


It is a very good idea to travel to Thailand, particularly in Bangkok, as the city it still rich in culture. It’s a tourist hotspot not only because of its bustling city lights but also because of its historical landmarks. If you are looking for an urban escape without sacrificing culture, then Bangkok should be your next holiday destination this summer.

How can I enjoy Bangkok? Here are things to do when you visit this city.

-Indulge your visual senses with the temples and palaces in the city. Most palaces are open to tourists except for some that the royal family still uses.

-Indulge in the city’s museums. If you like history and arts, you will definitely appreciate their museums. Inside the museums, you will find a collection of Asian antique art.

-Visit the Thewet Flower Market. You might even want to drop by the ferry terminal near the market too.

-Try out a bicycle tour! You can ride through Bangkok’s countryside and enjoy the rice paddies, lotus fields and orchid farms.

-Savor a real Thai Massage. You can have a traditional Thai massage from luxury hotels, which are rather expensive. If you are on a budget, get a massage from the small massage shops on the street.

-Shop til you drop! It is a sin to visit Bangkok without going around to shop. You will not leave Siam Square empty handed when you visit the place. You can buy clothes, shoes, and accessories here without going bankrupt. Shopping in Bangkok, Thailand can keep you occupied for days and make a shopaholic extremely satisfied after the visit.

How to Have A Great Vacation in Ubud


If you are going on a holiday in Bali, Indonesia, do not forget to visit Ubud too. The place offers beautiful rice paddies and terraces as well as coconut trees scattered all over the town.

Because there is just so many to accomplish and encounter in this village, here’s a short guide to making the most out of your visit to Ubud.

Explore the beautiful temples and breathtaking historical landmarks.
There is the Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) that has designs that date back to the 9th century, or the Pura Kehen, which is perhaps one of the most attractive temples in Bali. Do not forget to follow the rules once you enter as most of these places are considered holy by the locals.

Visit Museums and Gelleries in Ubud
If you do not visit Ubud's museums and galleries, your trip will not be complete. You can see traditional and modern Balinese art via different forms like sculptures, paintings, and even architectures. It's certainly worth attending the art lessons that many of the museums offer to their visitors.

Indulge in their cultural performances.
Balinese dance and performing arts will certainly feast your eyes. You will only be able to watch authentic traditional dance here where some are even performed under the trees. There are shows every night so don't worry about missing a performance.

Enjoy yoga, spa and meditation.
Total relaxation is guaranteed in Ubud! In Ubud, health or healing resorts are rampant where they offer relaxing massage, reflexology and spa treatments. Cleanse your mind and body with the yoga and meditation classes here. 

Should I buy travel insurance for my trip?

Travel Insurance is meant to put you at ease in regards to your financial risk. These risks include accidents, illness, missed flights, lost baggage, emergency evacuation just for a few examples. So get away knowing you are protected.

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Can I trust a travel agent to book my Honeymoon?

A Honeymoon is a special time for the bride and groom to relax and after making all the decisions regarding the wedding it is a comfort to let your travel agent suggest the perfect Honeymoon destination. We can also plan and make reservations for spa treatments, restaurants, entertainment and activities.



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Should I trust a travel agent for my destination wedding?

You should definitely use a travel agent. Most couples are already stressed enough about the wedding, so why not have a travel agent relieve some stress by taking care of the details, especially since it doesn't cost you a thing.
 

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Puerto Galera Beach: Your Ultimate Summer Destination


Located in Mindoro Island, Philippines, Puerto Galera is a place made famous by its very own White Beach. Travel time from Manila (where the airports are) is around 5 hours, but it is very easy to get to. You must be wondering now how you can possibly make your vacation in Puerto Galera a fun one. Read on and prepare yourself for an never ending summer.

The White Beach
The White Beach, as its description suggests, boasts white sands. Along its beaches, there are many grills, restaurants, bars and accommodation that suit your budget without sacrificing showers and TV, or you can get a room for a lower rate if it's not air-conditioned. During the day, you can rent a banana boat and have the time of your life in the water! Once the sun sets, most of the restaurants turn into night clubs, making the perfect venue for dancing and partying all night by the beach.

Tamaraw Falls
A few minutes away from the White Beach, the popular Tamaraw Falls can also be enjoyed. Tourists can rent a van or jeep to get there and then the rest of the way will be traveled by foot. When you get there, you can bathe under the water falls or swim in the man-made pool where the water gathers.

Dive and Golf
Puerto Galera has a protected marine sanctuary, which makes it really attractive for divers. Several dive shops are located in White Beach as well as in Sabang, some of which offer complete packages inclusive of diving lessons or guided diving, accommodations, meals and transfer. On the other hand, a golf course is available for those who are not into extreme sports.

There is a little bit of everything for someone looking for the ultimate summer destination in Puerto Galera. This beach town surely has luxury and budget accommodations and activities.

Do I buy Insurance for my trip? Questions to ask yourself

-Can you risk losing your vacation investment if something goes wrong due to illness, weather or other unforeseen circumstances?

-If you have to cut your trip short due to emergency, can you afford the cost of a return trip home?

-Does your health insurance provide coverage away from home and out of the country? What if you become ill or are injured while traveling?

-If your bags are lost or you have to spend an extra night because of weather-related problems, can you afford to buy necessities and pay for extra lodging?

Article courtesy of Travel Agent Magazine

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Would you pay for a faster airport security check?

Frequent fliers would pay for faster airport security checks

Nearly half of Americans surveyed — and three-quarters of frequent business travelers — say they'd pay up to $150 a year and get a background check to speed through a separate airport security line.

July 04, 2011|By Hugo Martín, Los Angeles Times
U.S. air travelers already pay to check bags and buy onboard snacks, among other charges. But would they pay to avoid those long airport security lines?
A sizable chunk of them would, according to a recent survey by the U.S. Travel Assn., the nationwide trade group that has been pushing the idea of a fee-based plan to unclog the gridlock at the country's airports.

Jamaica FAM Trip 2011

I recently participated in an agent trip to Jamaica. They are trying to educate agents and the general public that safety is a top priority for tourism. We visited several resorts and went to dinner in Montego Bay. They have uniformed tourist guides on Hip Strip if any problems would occur. We encourage our clients to use the same precautions they would use going to downtown St Louis. Don't wear expensive jewelry or flash large amounts of cash to draw unwanted attention. Also, stay on the main areas of the tourist area where there are plenty of people enjoying local attractions. Hip Strip has shops and restaurants including Margaritaville and the Pelican where we enjoyed some local cuisine. Some agents walked over to a shopping area near our resort, Riu Montego Bay. We encourage our clients to stay in a large group and walk in well lit areas where the tourist guides are located.

Here is some information about the resorts I toured:


Riu Montego Bay - 681 rooms, Close to airport, basic amenities, nice beach, comfortable rooms, wedding gazebo, family rooms and suites also available.

Iberostar Rose Hall Beach - 366 rooms and suites, nice beach and pool area, library has 2 pool tables, massage cabanas, a lot of palapas by pool and trees on beach, 12 hr room service, 20 minutes from airport

Iberostar Rose Hall Suites - 273 suites, lazy river, bigger beach, 24 hr room service, great for weddings
Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall -295 suites, adults only, full butler service, free concierge at pool, free internet

Secrets Wild Orchid/St James - adults only, 350 suites in each section. Wild Orchid is the section where most of restaurants and activities are located. St James is more relaxed and quiet, no pool bar. All rooms have 'Secret box', flat screen with DVD players, minibar. Almost all rooms have oceanview with 1 king or 2 queens. Both have Preferred Club sections with separate check in, small lobby with snacks and free internet.
Grand Palladium Lady Hamilton/Jamaica - 984 suites, located outside of Montego Bay in Lucea. It is farther from airport but very picturesque. The property is quite large with a great pool area, spa and secluded beach with watersports. Adult only section and pool available.

Riu Tropical Bay Palace - 416 rooms, located on Bloody Bay in Negril. Great beach, small property
Couples Swept Away - 312 suites, located on Negril's Seven Mile Beach, Caribbean-style verandah suites that include atrium and beachfront suites. The atrium verandah suites are secluded villas with garden views.They offer a walk in shower for 2, windows on 3 sides with shutters for privacy and hammock outside.

Couples Negril - 234 rooms and suites, located on Bloody Bay. Great beach, small intimate resort with beachfront suites available. Private 'au natural' sunbathing area. Glass bottom boats and other activities.
Sunset at the Palms - 65 rooms and suites, nestled in the trees across the street from beach. Treetop deluxe rooms and treetop 1 bedroom suites available. This is small, value minded property that is only a short walk to the beach club with bar & grill and watersports area.
Last but not least -
Palmyra - 299 rooms and suites, just opened Fall 2010 with a new building under construction. This is a condo type property with full kitchen and laundry in most rooms. Private chef, personal concierge and butler available. Commissary on site with groceries and wine. This is the ultimate in luxury with a nice, relaxing beach. Wedding facilities and conference rooms to accommodate most events.

Christy

Caribbean - Islands for Adventures

Aruba
Aruba is among the livelier, more developed islands in the Caribbean. Aruba has high-rise resorts, great restaurants and glitzy casinos lining every white-sand beach.

Bahamas
Travelers are quite satisfied with the treasures they find in the Bahamas:brilliant turquoise water, gorgeous sandy beaches, excellent fishing and diving, and surroundings that range from quaint colonial villages to lovely secluded coves.

Cayman Islands
You'll enjoy the Cayman Islands if you've ever had the urge to see beneath the sea. There are plenty of places to dive or snorkel.

Curacao
With a mixture of 55 different nationalities on the Island, Curacao has a fascinating multicultural aspect. It also has a cosmopolitan character. The majority of the residents speak at least four languages.

Dominican Republic
The Dominican attracts visitors with its beautiful beaches, historic areas in the major cities, and deluxe boutique hotels.

Jamaica
The popular image of Jamaica is emerald rain forests, waterfalls that tumble into cool, clear streams and glorious beaches that rival any in the Caribbean. The legendary "cool" of Jamaican culture is heard in the reggae music and by the dry wit of the young Jamaican men who pilot visitors down the Great River on bamboo rafts.

Please contact Classic Travel and Cruises for all your travel needs. 636-625-8747

Courtesy of Travel Weekly Magazine     



Hawaii - Celebrating Island Life

There's enough beauty and activity in Hawaii to fill more vacations than we could take in a lifetime. With so much to choose from, first-time visitors need to be selective. The recommendation is to settle first on the Hawaii you want to see. It might be beaches, a luau and nightlife; it might be rare orchids and hikes in the rain forest; it might be quiet countryside, small towns and scenic drives. Whatever the combination, there is almost certainly an island or islands best suited to your Hawaii vacation dreams.

Hawaii (big) Island
Hawaii Island is commonly known as the Big Island for good reason. It's larger than all the other islands combined.

Kauai
Kauai is the oldest and northernmost of the inhabited Hawaiian Islands. Nature is its biggest draw.

Lanai
The smallest of the main islands is and uncrowded. It is completely owned by Castle & Cooke, the parent company of the Dole Pineapple. But commercial pineapple production has stopped, and tourism is now the mainstay of the economy.

Maui
Maui is the second most-visited Hawaiian Island, after Oahu. Maui has wonderful beaches, calm ocean bays, stunning mountain and volcano vistas, sugarcane fields, highland ranches, twisting mountain roads, whale-watching, golf, hiking, zip lining, sailing and other boat excursions, deep sea fishing, and watersports such as snorkeling, scuba diving, surfing, windsurfing and parasailing.

Please call Classic Travel and Cruises for all your travel needs.  636-625-8747

Article Credit: Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau   

The Best of Luxury Travel - Bellagio Las Vegas

Inspired by the beautiful villages of Europe, the Bellagio overlooks a Mediterranean-blue lake in which fountains perform a magnificent ballet choreographed to music and lights. The lobby is in a word, Grand!

Elegantly appointed accommodations, pairing modern conveniences with the warmth of home, feature sweeping views of the resort's lake, surrounding mountains and the Las Vegas skyline.

Experience Bellagio's exquisite spa. This award winning beauty oasis has the singular goal of pampering guests with its unique menu of international treatments in a luxurious 65,000 square foot setting. Spa packages can be custom tailored to suit your needs, plus food and beverages can be added on for an additional fee.

For more information contact Classic Travel and Cruises  636-625-8747

Article courtesy of Travel Weekly 


Travel Tips

  • As you're packing, think twice about taking valuables with you. If they're not essential, they're probably better off left at home. This will also make for lighter bags.
  • Scan your passport and travel documents and e-mail them to yourself. That way, if your documents are lost or stolen you can easily access copies from your e-mail.
  • Take your bank or credit card's international telephone number with you (the 1-800 numbers used in the United States don't work in Mexico).
  • Leave a copy of your itinerary with someone at home, but don't share details of your travel plans with others you meet while traveling.

Ultimate Summer Vacation in Ubud


When having your time off in Bali, Indonesia, make it a point that you invest a night or two in Ubud. When youturn up, plush rice paddies and terraces will welcome you alongside with the sprawling coconut trees.

Because there is just a lot to do and encounter in this village, here’s a concise guidelines to making the most out of your trip to Ubud.

Experience spa, yoga and meditation.
You are guaranteed to experience complete relaxation in Ubud! Health or healing resorts and spas are common in Ubud where you can get a heavenly massage, reflexology or any other spa treatment that is popular in the region. Cleanse your mind and body with the yoga and meditation classes here.


Check Out the Galleries and Museums in Ubud.
Make sure you explore Ubud's museums and galleries for your trip to be complete. You can see traditional and modern Balinese art via different forms like sculptures, paintings, and even architectures. You can also take art classes that most museums offer to tourists and visitors.


Drop by the temples and historical landmarks.
There is the Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) that has carvings that date back to the 9th century, or the Pura Kehen, which is perhaps one of the most beautiful temples in Bali. Just don't forget to watch the rules as you enter, as the locals consider most of these sites holy.

Indulge in their cultural performances.
Balinese dance and performing arts are pleasing to the eye. You will enjoy watching real traditional dances like these here and nowhere else--some are performed under the trees. Don't worry about missing a show because performances are held every night.

Why You Should Travel to Bangkok


Thailand boasts a very wonderful city of Bangkok, which offers travelers a civilized yet rich in culture environment. The bustling city lights attract tourists as well as it historical landmarks. For a traveler looking to enjoy an urban landscape rich with culture, Bangkok should be the top choice for a getaway.

How can I enjoy Bangkok? Check out the following activities you can do in Bangkok.


-Relax with a Thai Massage. Most luxury hotels offer traditional Thai massage but as you would expect, this costs a lot. Small massage shops on the street offers cheaper rates, however, watch out for those that are just a front for “hanky panky” shops!

-Enjoy the grandeur of the palaces and temples. Thailand’s royal family is still using some palaces so you might not be able to enter, but a lot are already open to tourists.

-Visit the city’s museums. You will certainly enjoy their museums because of the arts and history that is displayed in there. Inside the museums, you will find a collection of Asian antique art.

-Enjoy the Thewet Flower Market. The ferry terminal near the market is worth visiting too.

-Go shopping! It is a sin to visit Bangkok without going around to shop. Visit Siam Square and you will surely fill your bags with clothes and other items. You can buy clothes, shoes, and accessories here without going bankrupt. If you want to keep yourself very busy during your vacation in Bangkok, go shopping!


-Book yourself a bicycle tour! You can ride through Bangkok’s countryside and enjoy the rice paddies, lotus fields and orchid farms.

Experiencing the Best of Hongkong


Because of its good-tasting food, magnificent skyline, shopping and exciting nightlife, Hongkong became quite popular among tourists. Its tradition is a mixture of both western and eastern influences, and its people can speak mostly Mandarin and English in addition to many other foreign dialects.

Hongkong seem to be like any other city in the world, but there are many other things you can see and do here.

The city has splendid shopping venues.
Here you can go to the shops of your favorite signature designer where you can shop all you want. Right here you can certainly splash out on authentic designer clothes, bags and accessories. If you are on a budget, there are tons of affordable merchandise offered at the bazaars where you can negotiate for the best price. You will definitely find all sorts of products in Hongkong, whether it's just souvenir items, gadgets, food, clothes, shoes or Chinese products. In general, window-shopping can be equally satisfying for the reason that there’s too much things to view and have a look at.

It’s a family-friendly place.
Enjoy a stroll at one of the happiest places in the world--Hongking Disneyland! The smallest of the Disneylands in the world, it opened a few years ago thus it is much less busy as any other park. A marine-themed amusement park called The Ocean Park is another place where the family can spend quality time with. There are "The Dragon" roller coaster as well as the California sea lion display that the kids will surely enjoy.

They offer good food for people of different tastes.
Hongkong features a large assortment of restaurants that serve several cuisines from all over the world. You can also find exotic foods, local delicacies, traditional Chinese food and fresh seafood from the food streets. For those who would rather wind down and get cozy in a cafe, coffee shops and teahouses are in every corner.

Puerto Galera Beach Travel Guide


The town of Puerto Galera can be found on the Island of Mindoro, where a splendid White Beach is located. It is very easy to go to even if it is roughly 5 hours away from all the major airports in Manila.

You must be wondering now how you can possibly make your vacation in Puerto Galera a fun one. Here's how to have an unforgettable summer in this beach.

Pamper in its Beaches

Pristine white sands can be enjoyed at the White Beach. Along its beaches, there are many grills, restaurants, bars and accommodation that suit your budget without sacrificing showers and TV, or you can get a room for a lower rate if it's not air-conditioned. During the day, you can rent a banana boat and have the time of your life in the water! At night, most of these restaurants turn into night clubs and bars where the parties and dancing overflow to the beaches.

Diving and Golf

A splendid marine life exists in Puerto Galera, which makes it a top destination for divers. There are a lot of dive shops in Sabang and White Beach that offer deals that include diving lessons, diving tours, hotels, meals and transfer. On the other hand, a golf course is available for those who are not into extreme sports.

Tamaraw Falls

A few minutes away from the White Beach, the popular Tamaraw Falls can also be enjoyed. Visitors have the option to rent a jeep or van to reach the falls, but half of the way will need to be walked! In this place you can enjoy a refreshing bath under the falls, or a dip in the pool of fresh mountain water.

There is a little bit of everything for someone looking for the ultimate summer destination in Puerto Galera. This beach town surely has luxury and budget accommodations and activities.

Great Travel Destination This Summer: Ubud in Bali


If you are going on a holiday in Bali, Indonesia, do not forget to visit Ubud too. When you get there, lush rice paddies and terraces will welcome you along with the sprawling coconut trees. Because there is just so much to do and experience in this town, here’s a short guide to making the most out of your trip to Ubud.

Drop by the temples and historical landmarks.
There is the Goa Gajah (Elephant Cave) that has carvings that date back to the 9th century, or the Pura Kehen, which is probably one of the most beautiful temples in Bali. Just remember to observe the rules as you enter, as the locals consider most of these places holy.

Visit Museums and Galleries in Ubud
Your trip to Ubud is not complete if you do not drop by its museums and galleries. Balinese traditional and modern art is visible through many ways such as architecture, painting and sculpture. What’s even better is that most museums offer art classes, which are definitely worth taking.

Renew with spa, yoga and meditation.
Total relaxation is guaranteed in Ubud! You can get a massage, reflexology or any spa treatment in health or healing resorts sprawled in Ubud. Get purified inside out when you attend the yoga and meditation classes available in the town.

Enjoy the cultural performances.
You will definitely enjoy Balinese dance and performing arts. You will enjoy watching real traditional dances like these here and nowhere else--some are performed under the trees. You can catch performances almost every night so you don’t have to worry about missing a show.

Why Hongkong is A Great Travel Destination


Because of its good-tasting food, magnificent skyline, shopping and exciting nightlife, Hongkong became quite popular among tourists. Its society is a mishmash of both western and eastern influences, and its people can speak mostly Mandarin and English plus several other foreign dialects.

Hongkong seem to be like any other city in the world, but there are many other things you can see and do here.

It’s a shopper’s paradise.
Here you can go to the shops of your favorite signature designer where you can shop all you want. Right here you can certainly purchase authentic designer clothes, bags and accessories. There is also a place for people who are on a budget--the bazaars sell plenty of inexpensive products where you can negotiate for the price. You will definitely find all sorts of products in Hongkong, whether it's just souvenir items, gadgets, food, clothes, shoes or Chinese products. In fact, window-shopping can be really as rewarding given that there’s too much merchandise to see and look into. 

The whole family will enjoy the city.
You can see one of the happiest places in the world in Hongkong Disneyland! It is not very crowded yet as this park only opened a few years ago, and is actually the smallest Disneylands in the whole world. The whole family can also spend quality time at the Ocean Park, a marine-themed amusement park. The children will definitely have fun at "The Dragon" roller coaster and the California sea lion display.

They offer good food for people of different tastes.
There are plenty of restaurants in Hongkong that serve a wide variety of cuisines from around the world. There are so many food streets where you are able to check out the native delicacies and exotic food products, traditional Chinese food, as well as the fresh seafood. Coffee shops and teahouses are also sprawled throughoutthe area for those people who are basically hoping to sit back, take a break and calm down.

Enjoying Summer Holiday in Bangkok: Where to Go


Bangkok is a prime city in Thailand—wealthy in culture yet very contemporary and civilized. Tourists love the city because of the appealing night-lights as well as the landmarks that shout history. For a traveler looking to enjoy an urban landscape rich with culture, Bangkok should be the top selection for a getaway.

But what can you do in a concrete jungle like Bangkok? Check out the following endeavors you can do in Bangkok.

-Go to the city’s museums. If you are a lover of arts and history, then you shouldn’t skip visiting any of the museums in Bangkok. You will see a unique of Asian antique art inside their museums.

-Gratify your visual senses with the temples and palaces in the city. Most palaces are open to tourists except for some that the royal family still uses.

-Book yourself a bicycle tour! You can ride through Bangkok’s countryside and enjoy the rice paddies, lotus fields and orchid farms.

-Check out the Thewet Flower Market. You might even want to drop by the ferry terminal near the market too.

-Shop til you drop! Don’t visit Thailand, or Bangkok in particular, without going shopping. At Siam Square, it is not possible to leave without purchasing clothes or accessories. You can purchase almost any piece of clothing, shoes and accessories at a very low price. Going around to shop will surely take up most of your time during your holiday in Bangkok.

-Get pleasure from a real Thai Massage. Five star hotels include traditional Thai massage on their list of services but expect it to be pricey. Small massage shops on the street offers cheaper rates, however, watch out for those that are just a front for “hanky panky” shops!

Top Things You Can Do to Enjoy Hongkong


A small island situated in the south of China, Hongkong is famous among guests because of its breathtaking cityscape, good food, shopping and entertaining nightlife. A blend of western and eastern culture, their people knows how to speak in Mandarin and English as well as plenty of other foreign languages.

Hongkong is more than just as city--here is why this is such a great travel destination.

The city has splendid shopping venues.
You are so likely to come across a retailer or boutique of your favorite luxurious signature brands. You will be able to buy genuine designer clothing, accessories and bags. If you are on a budget, there are plenty of cheap products offered for sale at the bazaars where you could possibly barter for the best price. All gadgets, souvenir items, shoes, clothes, food, Chinese goods can be found in Hongkong. Window-shopping can also be as enjoyable because you will feed your senses with all that there is to see.

The city is family-friendly.
You can see one of the happiest locations in the whole world in Hongkong Disneyland! It is not very crowded yet as this park only opened a few years ago, and is actually the smallest Disneylands in the whole world. The whole family can also spend quality time at the Ocean Park, a marine-themed amusement park. The young ones will undoubtedly delight in “The Dragon” roller coaster as well as the California sea lion display.

It gives you food items for just about all taste.
Food from all over the world are served in different restaurants in Hongkong. There are so many food streets in which you can certainly check out the neighborhood delicacies and exotic foods, classic Chinese food, and also the fresh seafood. For those who would rather wind down and get cozy in a cafe, coffee shops and teahouses are in every corner.

Where to Go When Touring Macau


Known as the "Las Vegas of Asia", Macau is well-known for its casinos. Tourists go to this city every year to have fun at the casinos and yet they fail to see that there are more places to visit aside from the place where they gamble. A traveler will need to stay in this city for more than just a day or two if his or her goal is to enjoy the real beauty of Macau.

These are the top 5 places to visit to enjoy Macau completely.

Macau Tower
Located in front of the Pearl River and Nam Van Lake development, this is the one of the top destinations in Macau. While in the tower, the city skyline will take the breath away of any tourist. Tourists can feast their senses with the city lights in the tower’s observation decks while those who have the heart of adventure can try out the highest bungee jumps they can ever find.

Nam Van Lake Cybernetic Fountain
The place features a show of water fountain with jets that reaches almost 80 meters high. At night, the laser lights adorn the show, while musical shows every couple of hours are held during the day.

Macau Grand Prix
A week-long of exciting motor sport wherein motorcycle and car races are held every November each year. Each year, travelers visit the city just to see this.

Mount Fortress
This place was built by the Jesuits back in the 1600s as part of the St. Paul’s college and church in Macau. The canons here were only used once during 1622 when the Dutch invaded Macau. Mount Fort corridor was built at the foot of the hills in order to make it easy for visitors to reach Mount Fortress. There is an access to the Macau Museum and St. Lazarus Church using the elevators.

Casinos
The most popular destination in Macau is obviously their casinos, where even the Hongkong and Chinese residents go to every weekend. You will very much appreciate the grandeur of their casinos, even if you are not a fan of gambling. There are so many luxurious casinos here, that it would almost feel like Las Vegas! 

How to Have A Memorable Holiday in Puerto Galera Beach


Situated in Mindoro Island, Philippines, Puerto Galera is a town made famous by its very own White Beach. It is very easy to go to even if it is roughly 5 hours away from all the major airports in Manila.

Are you looking for ways to fully enjoy your holiday in Puerto Galera? Here's how to have an unforgettable summer in this beach.

The White Beach

You can enjoy white sands at the White Beach. Along its beaches, there are many grills, restaurants, bars and accommodation that suit your budget without sacrificing showers and TV, or you can get a room for a lower rate if it's not air-conditioned. During the day, you can rent a banana boat and have the time of your life in the water! Once the sun sets, most of the restaurants turn into night clubs, making the perfect venue for dancing and partying all night by the beach.

Tamaraw Falls

You can also enjoy the Tamaraw Falls, which is just a few minutes away from the White Beach. There are jeeps or vans for rent that can take tourists near the falls, then the remaining distance will need to be traveled by foot. Here you can experience bathing under the falls, or in the pool where the fresh water from the mountains collect.

Golfing and Diving

Divers are naturally drawn to the marine sanctuary that Puerto Galera offers. There are a lot of dive shops in Sabang and White Beach that offer deals that include diving lessons, diving tours, hotels, meals and transfer. There is also a golf course within the area where those who are not into diving can enjoy.

Puerto Galera probably has a little bit of something for everyone looking for a splendid holiday vacation. From budget to luxurious accommodations and activities, this small town has it!

List of Destinations in Macau


Famous because of its casinos, Macau has been tagged as the “Las Vegas of Asia”. Every year, tourists flock to the city to enjoy the casinos without knowing that there is so much more to see here than the gambling halls. In fact, a tourist cannot fully enjoy the greatness of Macau if he or she is just staying here overnight.

Take note of these things to do and places to see to have fun in Macau.

Casinos
The most popular destination in Macau is obviously their casinos, where even the Hongkong and Chinese residents go to every weekend. Even if you are not a gambler, the casinos are worth seeing. There are so many luxurious casinos here, that it would almost feel like Las Vegas!

Mount Fortress
This place was built by the Jesuits back in the 1600s as part of the St. Paul’s college and church in Macau. The only time that they were able to use the canons was during the Dutch's invasion of Macau in 1622. At the foot of the hill, Mount Fort corridor was built to make it easy for tourists to reach the Mount Fortress. There is an access to the Macau Museum and St. Lazarus Church using the elevators.

Macau Grand Prix
A week-long of exciting motor sport wherein motorcycle and car races are held every November each year. People flock to this city to watch this every year.

Nam Van Lake Cybernetic Fountain
In this location, they hold a mesmerizing show of flowing water with jets that reaches as high as 80 meters. At night, the laser lights adorn the show, while musical shows every couple of hours are held during the day.

Macau Tower
Located in front of the Pearl River and Nam Van Lake development, this is the one of the top destinations in Macau. Every tourist will be able to enjoy the magnificent views of the city skyline while in the tower. There is something to do for all sorts of tourist, romantics can enjoy the city lights in the observation decks of the tower while the adventurists can go bungee jumping. 

Experiencing Brighton in England


There are so many things to do here in Brighton, United Kingdom for tourists who are traveling and looking for exciting activities. If you are looking to see all the landmarks and spots, one full day will not be enough. Brighton is one of Britain's most popular travel destinations because it attracts all sorts of people‚ backpackers, couples, families as well as businessmen.

Make sure you do these things when you arrive in the city so that you will be entertained while you are in Brighton.

1. Check out the Brighton Royal Pavilion. This place has a very important value in the history of Brighton. Back in the 19th century, the Prince Regent lived in this place so you would easily recognize this landmark. The vista is carefully taken care of to preserve this magnificent landmark.

2. Lounge on the beach. Tourists go to Brighton during summer time, most particularly those who live in London which is very near. Both the locals and foreigners like this holiday destination, that's why it might be very hard to find your own spot at the beach when it's summer. Yet, being able to lie down under the sun on this beach will be very nice if you can.

3. Enjoy the funfair at the Brighton Pier. Also known as Palace Pier, Brighton Pier is the only pier that is still in operation here in Brighton and Hove. Have fun at the funfair where a lot of younger individuals and the young at heart take advantage of the roller coaster rides, ghost trains and bump cars. Bring home a stuffed toy when you win at the games!

4. Familiarize yourself with the marine species. One of the longest-standing aquarium attractions in the globe, the Brighton Aquarium is a must-see! Experience a walk through inside a massive shark tunnel while also meeting the marine life that lives in Brighton waters.

5. Be ready to party! You can certainly find a good party venue from the 20 or more nightclubs located in Brighton, one that plays your kind of music and party scene. Brighton has the most fantastic nightlife that you can ever experience in Britain. Get your feet dancing and be ready for a party night to remember.

The Amazing Macau Experience

There are a lot of casinos is Macau that's why it is also known as the "Las Vegas of Asia". Every year, tourists flock to the city to enjoy the casinos without knowing that there is so much more to see here than the gambling halls. A traveler will need to stay in this city for more than just a day or two if his or her goal is to enjoy the real beauty of Macau.


Take note of these things to do and places to see to have fun in Macau.

Macau Grand Prix. A week-long of exciting motor sport wherein motorcycle and car races are held every November each year. Each year, travelers visit the city just to see this.


Macau Tower. Macau Tower is one of the most popular destinations in Macau, which is located in front of the Nam Van Lake development and Pearl River. Every tourist will be able to enjoy the magnificent views of the city skyline while in the tower. Anyone will be satisfied as they view the city lights from the observation decks or if the tourist is more spirited, they try out one of the highest bungee jumps of their lives.

Nam Van Lake Cybernetic Fountain. In this location, they hold a mesmerizing show of flowing water with jets that reaches as high as 80 meters. At night, the laser lights adorn the show, while musical shows every couple of hours are held during the day.

Casinos. The top tourist attraction in Macau is their casinos and even the locals flock to these during weekends. Even if you are not a gambler, the casinos are worth seeing. There are so many luxurious casinos here, that it would almost feel like Las Vegas!

Mount Fortress. The Jesuits built this fortress during the 1600s and it was part of the Macau St. Paul's college and church. They were only able to use the canons once, and that was when the Dutch invaded Macau back in 1622. Mount Fort corridor was built at the foot of the hills in order to make it easy for visitors to reach Mount Fortress. There are elevators and access to St. Lazarus Church and Macau Museum.

What You Need to Know About Palawan

You should visit Palawan Island in the Philippines because of its magnificent beaches and pristine waters. Here’s the top 5 facts you must understand about this island in order for you to wholly delight in what it has to offer.


1. The Tabon Man was found in this island.
The remnants of Tabon Man, one of the oldest discoveries about the citizens who lived in the Philippines, was located in the Tabon Caves in Palawan. The full cave complex iskept by the National Museum and can be explored by tourists.

2. Broken ships under the waters wait patiently for divers.
A lot of Japanese warships that sunk during the World War 2 lay under the sea all over Busuanga, both in shallow and deep waters. Snorkelers can also enjoy a Skeleton Wreck found in very shallow waters.

3. Enjoy more than 1,000 islands and islets.
Island-hopping packages are offered by most resorts where they arrange the boat rentals and itinerary. If you want to deal with the boatmen yourself, you can go to the Coron Market Pier.

4. Nominations for the UNESCO World Heritage Sites
An underground river that flows straight out to the sea, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River made it to the list. On the contrary, Tubbataha Reef Marine Park, nominated in 1993, is a huge ecosystem for marine life.

5. Adventurers will have the time of their lives.
Palawan offers all sorts of activities for the adventurists. Whatever it is that you want--mountain bike tour or trek--its lush jungles can provide for you!