In Northern Scandinavia, you won’t see a sunset from May 18th to July 27th, literally six weeks of daylight to enjoy everything this beautiful region has to offer! With 24 hours of daylight, there is still no way to get to everywhere you want! We can try though, so here are just 4 of the many things to try this summer on your trip into the Nordic countries! The people are beautiful and friendly, the scenery spectacular and the food, well you will learn to love fish if you don’t already!
1. Go Whale Watching
The rugged northern coast of Norway offers many opportunities to see the most amazing animals on earth in their natural habitat. Arctic Whale Tours, based out of Sto, Norway offers tours to see Orcas, Grey Whales and Humpbacks as well as lots of other types of wilidlife. If you’re worried that you will just be staring out at open ocean, they also have a Whale Guarantee so you will be seeing these incredible animals no matter what!
The world is full of amazing and awe-inspiring sights and sounds. To squeeze all of Mother Nature’s extravagance into the top ten great summer travel destinations for families is a daunting task. Summer brings everything outdoors; the furniture, toys, children and every kind of outdoor activity one can imagine. However, one of the best ways to enjoy one’s summer travel vacation is to pack up ones family and go discover the world. Now, you may be wondering, isn’t that what the rich do? Well, today you can find cheap flights to almost anywhere, and once you arrive you can rest assured there are one or two reasonably good cheap hotels to stay in. That said; spoil your family with a vacation to one of the following great summer travel destinations for families:
This beautiful south Caribbean tropical paradise is located in Central America and bounded by the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean Sea to one side and Nicaragua and Panama on the other. Amazing white beaches and tropical flora
Essential Concepts About Private Tours It is at your best interest to hire private tours if you want to travel in different places with your friends or family members. It means to say that you are traveling with different places with the people you know. As of today there are already lots of travel companies that can offer private tours so you see there is not much to worry If you are planning to travel in places situated in the west coast you can expect the price to be a bit higher. However, if you decide to go for private tours you will find it affordable and inexpensive. There are also private tours that are not the expensive and one of it are the private tours in Ho Chi Minh City. There are various advantages you can get from it and so it would be good to read the following. Since you are not traveling with strangers you will have the opportunity to travel at any time and place you want. For instance, you want to stay in a particular site for longer periods of time you may do so without becoming anxious if you’ll
The lazy days of summer are here now that Memorial Day has signaled the start of the season. This means you have months to plan exciting getaways and trips out of the country until Labor Day. Whether a water park, spa excursion or a camping trip is your forte, there are necessary steps to take in planning the perfect summer vacation.
Think about the following:
o Plan ahead: There are plenty of online travel deals to be found, but the earlier you search, the cheaper your trip will cost.
o Book seasonally: For example, booking a trip to Disney may offer you lower rates because it’s their busiest season, but consider the crowds you’re sure to face.
o Get “off-hours” flights. If you wake up at 5 a.m. instead of arriving at the airport at noon, you’re sure to get lower airfares and have less wait time in security.
o Consider taking a road trip: with friends. Gas prices are skyrocketing and we all feel the burden, so why not rent an RV with friends and chip in on gas charges?
Summer time is upon us. Will you travel with your family? Business travel scheduled during the sizzling summer? What hotels are doing the right things for their patrons?
Within the last few years, numbers of hotels that are providing lighter options for its patrons has risen. Among them, Starwood Hotels, (whose brands include Sheraton, Westin and W) reported it was eliminating all trans fat at its 400 plus hotels in North America and the Caribbean. Similarly, Marriott, Loews, Hampton’s, Red Lion and Carlson, had plans to take out trans-fats from all foods at all or most of their hotels.
Around the same time, the Hyatt introduced its Stay Fit® Menu for the room service at all North American hotels. This menu emphasizes fresh, locally grown ingredients. Hyatt’s Stay Fit® menu features appetizers such as: apple, endive and feta cheese salad; and white bean and tomato soup. Entrées include acorn squash ravioli and soba noodles with grilled tofu. Candlewood Suites is offering fruit, and a low fat, low carbohydrate breakfast choices such as cereal and yogurt as a “grab and go” option. Wyndham’s “Field’s and Sun” breakfasts include a cereal and
Speaking at conventions in the summer often means there’s more chance for my luggage to come up missing, which messes up the trip. But, I found a cure.
These tips will help you travel smart, without losing your luggage too.
1. Pack Light – Use everything you take, and think multiple uses too.
Pack interchangeable clothing pieces that can go from the boardroom to the beach? Well, yes, if you pack a delicious scarf in bright colors, it can be an accessory for your conference professional wear and a sarong for the beach too. If it’s easy to wash and light weight, you can toss it in the sink, rinse it out and hang it in the room to dry. Pack wrinkle free soft jersey knits and know you’ll look your best where ever you are in coordinating colors that always look great.
2. Use a Travel List – Keep it on your computer for repeated use.
Include all the unusual things on your list, like address book, batteries, business cards, prescription glasses, flash light, rain coat, extension cord, disks, etc.
There’s no doubt that Europe teems with history and culture, as evidenced by scores of historic landmarks that have stood the test of time and for centuries drawn curious travelers from all parts of the world. You don’t have to be a history buff to appreciate the unique sites and attractions that make London, France, Barcelona and Florence some of the world’s most coveted destinations. If you book now, you can take advantage of great European summer deals on hotel accommodations. Read on for some can’t-miss landmarks and venues in these venerable, picture-ready cities.
1. London, UK: After gazing at and photographing 100-year old Big Ben, stately Buckingham Palace, and the centuries-old Tower of London, you can get up close and personal with London’s history at its various museums. Check out a whopping collection of more than 7 million items from around the world at the British Museum, which was established in 1753. Also a popular tourist attraction in its own right is the Victoria and Albert Museum, situated minutes away from Grosvenor Kensington and the Millennium Gloucester Hotel. The world’s largest museum of decorative arts and design, it encompasses some 12.5 acres
Summer is the time for traveling. Thousands of Americans go to national parks, visit relatives in other states and look for ways to pass the time while having a good time with family and friends. Good memories are usually made during this time.
If you want to fill your time and your memories with awesome experiences, then you definitely need to ensure that your car is running smoothly and well-maintained. If you don’t do that before leaving, you may end up with a broken car in the middle of nowhere hundreds of miles away from home. Better be safe than sorry. Check your car for the following items. Unsure of how to do the following tips? Better bring your car to a mechanic.
Air filter. Ideally, air filters should be replaced two times a year. If you haven’t done so for a long time, you might want to do that now. It only takes about 10 minutes.
Tires. Is your tire inflated correctly? Does it have punctures? How many kilometers are left in its lifespan? Check the brand of your tires and its average lifespan or number
Summer is regarded as the best season you can have your vacation. It’s the best time you can spend travelling without having to worry about being in the midst of a punishing weather. But despite the fact that the weather is perfect for your getaway, there still seem a few factors as to why some trip does not look like an enjoyable undertaking.
Vacations are supposed to be a relaxing and fun activity, not an exhausting and disappointing event. To avoid going through an unperfected summer vacation, it is a must that you make plans ahead of your departure. Whether you are travelling with your friends, family, or your special someone, you have to be well prepared to prevent you and your company from panicking when you’re on your way to your destination.
Make a checklist relative to the things that you need to bring. It makes you certain that you do not forget anything important. You do not have to bring tons of your belongings. Take only the basics so it will not be hard for you to carry your stuff during the trip. Do not forget to bring
Summer is the time of year millions set aside for vacations. Months, weeks and days of frozen pipes, icy roadways, winter colds and layers of heavy clothing have slipped into the mental vaults of the mind. Hot sunshiny days and warm nights are beckoning the free at heart and motivate the wandering spirit of the human soul. Summer is the time of grown, excitement and imagination.
Vacations planned during cold winter days are now eagerly anticipated and watched more closely than a rambunctious school boy waiting for the final bell of the final school day. Before hitting the open road for that, “once in a life time” vacation, cookout or other venture, consider a few suggestions.
If plans have been made to drive to this years’ vacation location, or flying on a discount airline, here are 5 tips which may save a few bucks and preserve or enhance the fun factor.
1. Clip Coupons
In many households disposable income has been disposed of. Meaning, there is not much play money left to play with. Therefore, coupon clipping could save more than a few dollars.
Traditionally newspapers offered
Summer vacations and road trips can be a great chance to explore new cities and sites, but travel can also be tough on the body. A day in a train, plane, or automobile can leave you stiff and sore, tired and tense. Long periods of sitting can also increase pressure in the blood vessels in the legs, which can be both painful and dangerous.
The following tips will help make your summer travels more enjoyable and comfortable:
· Take a short walk and some easy stretches both before and after your drive or flight to stretch the body and release unnecessary tension.
· In a car, train, or plane, make sure you adjust your seat as best as possible – your knees should be slightly higher than your hips and your head should be comfortably supported. And make sure you get up and move around at regular intervals.
· Consciously tense and then relax your toes, calves, hamstrings, stomach, shoulders, and arms to reduce tension.
· When flying, consider checking bags that weigh more than 10 percent of your body weight;
Got those summer vacation reservations in place yet? Going somewhere fun, exciting or adventurous this year? Well, it’s the summer travel season. Can you believe its here already? I sure can’t. I remember as a child all the great places we visited each year as a family. Looking back it was sure a lot of fun. But I also remember all the work involved with planning for each trip. Well, as your thinking about what you need to pack in your suitcase, I thought I’d put together a few quick tips for you to help you make your trip not only a smooth and enjoyable experience but also a naturally healthy one too for yourself and your family.
1: Manage Stress, take Rescue Remedy by Bach:
With the summer travel season, particularly if you’re planning on flying, it can and most likely will mean the possibility of large crowds, long lines and delayed flights. Even for experienced business travelers, these kinds of situations can be very stressful and stress takes its toll on your body. If you can try to maintain an easy going, light-hearted, positive attitude while you’re traveling,
There’s no better time than summer to hit the road and take some time for a vacation. Whether it’s a road trip across the state or from coast to coast, a lot of people prefer to spend their vacation time not dealing with airports, but driving and seeing the sights. Of course, just as many travelers would rather hop on a plane and check out an entirely different country, one that is as far-flung as humanly possible.
No matter your budget or your travel type, though, chances are that in this day and age, you are using the internet to make some of your choices. Even those who are in the middle of nowhere, miles upon miles form the nearest airport, have the chance to use a faster connection like satellite internet to dig through the wealth of information that’s out there on the world wide web. And depending on where you’re going, there’s the chance to find a seriously diverse amount of content.
If you’re heading off to Buenos Aires, for example, you’ll find a number of actually informative sites run by people who have relocated, as well as
With the summer travel quickly approaching, more and more people are starting to plan trips to Europe and other countries outside the US. While part of the attraction of traveling through Europe is that you can do so without the need for a car (the Eurorail is an amazing system), there are those that will want to rent a vehicle to do some exploring on their own. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you’re driving in a country that isn’t your own.
Obtain an International Driving Permit (IDP)
Valid in over 150 countries, this permit allows you to drive in numerous European countries, as well as having your name, photo, and driver information translated into ten languages. Available through AAA for only $15, this is a must have for anyone looking to drive outside the US. It is, however, still recommended that you carry your usual driver’s license with you when traveling as it provides extra identification for emergencies.
Learn the Rules of the Road for Where You’ll Be Traveling
Different countries have different rules for driving. Most European countries
The summer travel season is here and in case you didn’t notice the oil companies don’t care that you are paying $4.00 per gallon. Therefore I have done some research and located 5 tried and true methods by which you can do your best to make your vehicle as fuel efficient as possible.
Plan your route ahead of time. With GPS satellites and websites such as mapquest you have more tools then ever before to ensure you are taking the best route to get to where you are going. When planning your route eliminate as many left turns as possible. Left turns make you wait where as in most states you can make a right turn even on a red light.
SLOW AND STEADY
Have you ever heard the expression, slow and steady wins the race? Well I have updated that for 2008 and the saying goes, slow and steady helps save some gas. Keep this rule in mind. The faster you drive the worse your gas mileage will be. Consumer Reports recently did a study using a Toyota Camry and found driving
Two months after the U.S. Government instituted new passport regulations for Caribbean and Latin American travel under the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI), both foreign officials and visitors have called the initial transition a success. Requiring passports for air travel between the Caribbean and the United States, the WHTI was enacted to alleviate security concerns regarding U.S. border security. It was predicted by many that the initiative would create noticeable hassles for travelers and resorts in early 2007. Yet, most resorts and travel bureaus saw no decrease in American visitors, while tourists were able to make successful arrangements and navigate the new passport restrictions.
That said – don’t let the smooth initial transition catch you off guard. Travel experts speculate that the summer months could provide more difficulty for tourists and resorts alike. Due to the fact that so many of the visitors to Grand Cayman during the first few months of this year already possessed long-standing passports, the delays and hassles were minimal. Yet, as family travel to the Cayman Islands and the Caribbean picks up throughout the summer, experts fear that many tourists may overlook the new passport regulations – especially
As I sit thinking about “spring cleaning” my house, I realize that it is that time again for e-marketers to start thinking about a “spring cleaning” their websites for the coming high travel season.
Believe it or not the first quarter of 2006 is almost over. Many hoteliers I spoke to had high ambitions for increasing their online reservations this year and have now found themselves at the same place they were at the start of the year. It’s time to take a hard look at your website and online marketing campaigns and evaluate if they have met your expectations so far this year?
Now you just can’t blame lack of activity on your site, or the low season, or Google and its algorithms…you have to take responsibility for continually improving and optimizing your website. Ask yourself what have you done this first quarter to improve not only traffic but conversions on your website?
Let’s look at content first. Everyone loves fresh content; search engines love it as well as consumers. When was the last time you updated your website message? Are you providing a reason for
Summer time is the season when more people are focused on vacations and having a good time. Too often when traveling, we forget that thugs and thieves don’t take the same vacation break. As a matter of fact, summer is a criminal’s favorite time of year. Travelers become lax about their safety and forget to consider safety issues, but the bad guys continue to look for any kind of easy target. Here are 6 safety tips for safe summer traveling:
- Your home: Make an effort to make your home look occupied. Keep the blinds and curtains in their normal position. Have mail and newspaper delivery stopped. Install a timer which controls lights and a radio or television. If you are going to be gone for an extended period, arrange for your grass to be cut. It should go without saying, but make sure your doors are locked and set your alarm if you have one. If you don’t, consider getting an alarm that sounds like a barking dog.
- Study your destination: Before you leave home, familiarize yourself with the maps and tour books of that area. Read customer reviews of any hotels you plan
One of the best times to travel is during the summer months. This time of the year is considered the best time to travel without having to deal with bad weather. Most places around the globe will have mild or beautiful weather to enjoy if you can make your travel plans to take place in the summer. For those who can use this time, some travel tips are provided to help you make the trip as successful as possible.
When you go on vacation, you are supposed to enjoy yourself. It is not supposed to be a bad experience. To help prevent this from happening, you may need to make plans before you travel. The best trips involve careful planning. To accomplish this, you should consider a checklist. Make checklists of the things you should pack, the places you want to visit, and what your goals are for the trip. Learn as much as you can about the place you intend to visit. Once you have learned everything about the location you want to visit, you will be able to make a plan that will allow you to enjoy everything a location has
Summers are all about beaches, sun-bathing, barbecues, swimming, sunblock and ice-creams, with these few things you get the perfect image of summer vacation. So before I planned my summer vacations this year, I first made a list of some cool summer travel destinations. Here is the list of top five summer travel destination in 2015 each accompanied with a brief description.
Barcelona is located on Spain’s Mediterranean coast. It offers a trendy urban life and is easy for accessing beaches. Travelers love this place because of the delightful culture, delicious tapas and sunny weather. Neighboring places to Barcelona are also easy to access; you can visit them because of the individual FestaMejor which is a kind of block party with fire-runs, lots of food and fake dragons that breathe fire over the crowd.
Just take the name of this place and instantly the thought comes in mind that this place is all about glamor and glitz, but that’s not completely true. Sardinia has the most amazing and beautiful sceneries in all Europe. It has delectable seafood, remnant of rich historical culture which