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Pay Less for Luxury Lodging

1. 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%.

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. Don’t bypass the famous names assuming they are too costly. One great such option is the 5-star Grand Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden. They now offer a solo priced room. (Always check the size to see if it is a

Hotel Ready for the Millennial Traveler

Technology is their life force

Technology is to Millennials what water is to fish – life itself. The perks that most of us consider good to have – Internet, Wi-fi, hi-speed mobile data – are essential to their way of living.

What this means for hotels

According to a report, almost 71% of Millennial travelers considered free Wi-fi an important factor when choosing a hotel. So hotels, pull up your socks and put the technology in place for them. Or they’re likely to walk up to your competitor and book a room with them.

Millennials love their smartphones

‘Technology at your fingertips’ is an expression that’s taken very seriously by the Millennials. He is likely to go for hours without food and water, but not without checking his smartphone. He works, plays, chats, networks, writes emails, watches videos, and stays up to date on news using his phone. Other more complicated actions like booking tickets, making hotel arrangements, and paying bills can also be competently handled by his handset.

What this means for hotels

It’s absolutely imperative that hotels invest in superior

Amazing Honeymoon Luxury Cruises

The moment you step into the cruise, you would feel the difference. Apart from the warm welcome that you receive, you would also get plenty of assistance from the crew members. They would show you the way to your suite, which is indeed very luxurious with spacious bedrooms and washrooms along with a balcony, so that you can enjoy the real beauty of the sea. In addition to that, the range of food that you would get from these luxury cruises is also something that you would simply fall in love with here.

There are many luxury lines that would give you an option in the selection of the food. These cruises have many restaurants, bars even lounges. Therefore, while you are at the cruise, you can visit any of these in accordance to your needs. Surprisingly, you would also find theatres at night for your entertainment. It can be a beautiful night in the luxury cruises with casinos, night clubs and celebration. You can also avail the facilities of fitness centers or swimming pools in these

Galapagos Islands

For safety reasons and to enhance your cruise experience, avoid the Galapagos area in September as the waters are very rough. Not only will this increase the chance of seasickness, but it also prevents you from being able to dive.

In order to dive in the Galapagos, travelers must be certified and experienced in diving. Currents can make diving dangerous, especially the South Equatorial Current in the eastern and central islands, the North Equatorial Current in the northern islands, and the Cromwell Current in western and central islands. If you are certified and plan to dive, be sure to bring a high-quality underwater camera so you can capture the unique underwater wildlife of the Islands.

Speaking of photography, the area itself is a very casual destination and photographers of all skill levels find themselves thrilled with the extensive photo opportunities. Animals in the Galapagos area are curious and people-friendly, so it is easy to capture incredible photos.

Spanish is the primary language spoken on inhabited Galapagos Islands. While there are no indigenous people, the islands are inhabited primarily by Ecuadorian Mestizos, descendents of Spanish colonists and indigenous Native Americans from Ecuador. The population has increased

Selecting Hotel at a Tourist Place

1. The first work you will do is to filter and sort hotels on the basis of facilities they provide and the budget you can afford. First of all, put in the name of the city and the date on which you need to book a hotel.

2. After filtering date and locations wise, now you can sort resorts amenity wise. There are hotels which offer free Wi-Fi services, parking and swimming facilities to guests. I for myself will always select a hotel offering these amenities.

3. If you are travelling along with your family then you can look for a family hotel in the city and travel with a Girlfriend or wife, then you can look for a “romantic” type of hotel.

4. A good hotel is one that is located close to the airport and has decent road and rail links. Although these resorts mention these details in their description, it is not possible for a traveller to read the description of each hotel.

5. There are some hotels booking sites that show hotels on a single map. You can use their map to find a hotel that meets your travel requirements.

Samoa Tourism

Beautiful Landscape: Samoa is ranked among the most beautiful islands in the world. The cascading waterfalls falling in the natural ponds will win your heart. The beauty of tropical rainforest intact with natural flora and fauna is breathtaking and you cannot miss the beauty fringing above and below the sea level. Samoa offers beauty that is completely untouched and unspoiled.

Adventure: Samoa is a group of islands located in the center region of the pacific and with water all around, offers umpteen sports activities. You can enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling, water scooter and much more. Samoa is the only place that offers you a swim with turtles in the sapphire water. The coral reefs provide copious variety of fishes and other aquatic life that will get engrossed in your heart.

Ceremonies: Samoa is brimming with natural life and culture. You can get glimpse of the local culture and life. There are many festivals, social gatherings and rituals that you can be a part of, while your stay in Samoa. There are many hotels in Samoa that offer you a peep into the lives of locals. Samoan people are welcoming and overwhelming traditional ceremonies that highlight the

Luxury Gulet Cruises

First let’s get down to the basics- a gulet is a traditional Mediterranean ship that was used mostly by traders and sometimes by fishermen. These traditional boats were made of wood and their length was their main characteristic. The modern day gulets are in no way different in shape but what has changed is that now they are designed more like luxury cruises and are used as such. No longer are gulets the choice of fishermen and traders, but they are mostly used for luxury cruises by holiday makers for a holiday out in the beautiful waters of the Mediterranean.

But other than the Mediterranean only, Turkey also offers the uniquely European coasts of the Adriatic Sea. This side of the Turkish coasts goes by the name of Croatian Blue and the highlights of this region are the medieval European cities and coasts like Dalmatia, Dubrovnik, Korcula and Krka Waterfalls, etc.

The historic legacy of Turkey can’t be visited in a single day and for that travellers need to charter gulet cruises Turkey. These cruises come in two varieties, one in which you book one along with some other travellers which will keep you in a

Holidaying In Wayanad

The views I get to enjoy from my accommodation facility is one of the things that I carefully consider. I love natural surroundings and considering that Wayanad has plenty of that in store; it is not that hard to find the homestay of my dreams. To enjoy he gardens and coffee plantations that are simply breathtaking, I choose estate stays. The estate Homestays not only offer stunning views, but also offer very comfortable lounging for my mornings and evenings. There is really nothing as fulfilling as sitting to relax before or after a day filled with activities.

I do make solo trips but I particularly love travelling with family and friends. Wayanad Homestays are accommodating considering that they come in different sizes to meet the needs of a travelling group. The villas here make the perfect selection for me when I am in the company of a number of people. They are not only spacious but also fully serviced ensuring that everyone enjoys the stay without any disruptions. I forget that I am away from home when in a villa; the homely feel just makes every minute enjoyable.

Wayanad offers so many stay options and considering

Beware Solo Travelers

A gentle reminder dear travel lover – Do your research on tour operators credentials first! Choose one with a proven track record of reliability. How? Carefully read their company profile. Is the company Owner-run or is it presented through a travel agent who doesn’t want the expense nor responsibility of being the Principal? Is it a cheesy website with template blocks to cut and paste in your contact details, looking like something designed by a teenager? Be extra cautious if stock photos are inserted instead of real people who actually traveled with this company.

Ask how long the tour operator has been in business. A year or less, I’d run. Are they fully licensed and bonded? Do they have IATA license and other credentials? Any reports to the Better Business Bureau is a huge red flag. Find reviews on Google. If an emergency happens, does the company have insurance to protect you? Understand that countless tour operators go out of business each year. What protection do you have if you paid for a trip in full and they close shop a week before you depart?

Consider companies that have successfully sent groups around the world for

Caribbean Travel Agent

Since 1998, Travel2theCaribbean.com Caribbean travel agents have been sending vacationers to the islands. For the ultimate convenience, they offer you online booking for all kinds of vacation whether you want to book it yourself or have one of their Caribbean travel agents book for you.

Travel2theCaribbean.com offers Last Minute Caribbean Vacation Deals, so if you’re looking to save up to 60% on your next vacation, book right here. All last minute plans are designed to fit your budget, including even round trip airfare, hotel, and taxes.

But if you’ve already picked out where you want to stay in the Caribbean, why not customize your own vacation to get the most complete package you can have? Their Caribbean travel agents will help you choose the packages offering the best deals, with round trip airfare, hotel, and taxes, as well as hotel transfers in specific islands.

4BeachNuts.com

Aha! Here’s one site that sounds interesting. Go nuts on Caribbean beaches by booking a vacation with any of 4BeachNuts.com is Caribbean travel agents. Nothing quite compares to a beach vacation, don’t you agree?

4BeachNuts.com makes it easy for you to find a beach vacation rental. Not only

Homestay In Coorg

Besides having so many things to see like the waterfalls that are stunning and landscapes that are simply breathtaking and lots of tourist attractions, this beautiful Karnataka hill station offers lots of accommodation options. I love my private space and I am glad that it has all my needs catered for thanks to the numerous Homestays it offers. With so many cottages, farm houses, lavish estates and modern apartments, I get to choose what suits me best. My moods and the kind of experience I want to enjoy pretty much dictate the path that I take with my homestay when here on vacation. But my stay in Coorg homestay is made worthwhile by a few aspects that I always remember to check when choosing my accommodation facility.Location is one of the most important when selecting my vacation property here. Fortunately, there is always something interesting whether I wish to be near a Buddhist Monastery, Virajpet, Badipur or other popular areas like South Coorg Kushal Nagar or Kodagu. The Homestays are spread out throughout these locations and I only need to decide where I would rather be for the holidays and I am ready to get started.

Budget

Finding Great Hotels in Brenham

Brenham happens to be home to some of the most awe-inspiring arts & entertainment found in Texas, bringing up-and-coming artists to the public, as well as an outside-the-box manner for nationally known artists to display their work. There is a growing performing arts scene as well that caters to all ages, so there is always a show or concert to check out. For outdoors enthusiasts, there is golfing, horseback riding, & bike trails. Brenham also touts a tremendous proximity to award-winning Texas wine makers & is seen as the epicenter of the bluebonnet region of Central Texas.

With so much to offer, there’s no doubt you’ll be trying to book a trip as soon as possible. The question remains – where does one stay?

Don’t sweat it. If Brenham is the next place to visit on your list, here are seven secrets to finding a great hotel for your stay:

Web Search – In this day & age, it’s the first place to start looking. Even though Brenham is small, you’ll find a lot of results.

Online Reviews – Tourism is a major industry, so all of the city’s lodging options are looking to

Cruise Spa Experiences

Silversea Cruise Spa

Whether you are a health- conscious traveller or just like the idea of self-indulging, the Silversea wellness program ensures they meet your every need. From anti-aging facials to teeth whitening and deep tissue massages, Silversea staff ensures you are invigorated and pampered throughout your journey. Cruiselite dining is a menu that accompanies the roster of fitness activities and seminars involved in the wellness programme. Delicious dishes that are low in fat, calories, sodium and cholesterol are offered at every meal to support you towards your individual goal.

Appreciate the ocean view as you watch the sunrise whilst meditating during a yoga class or many other specialty classes. Like Oceania, Silversea Cruises have an on-board salon offering a full range of salon and hair styling services available for men and women, helping you looking fabulous for when you reach your destination.

Regent Seven Seas Cruise Spa

All inclusive luxury? That’s right, Regent Seven Seas offer all their facilities included in the price of the cruise. Take advantage of the customised treatments and facilities offered such as therapeutic bodywork, mud and facials with award winning canyon ranch products. Gym and sports facilities are

Luxury Travel

A choice that could provide you a real new experience in terms of the modern meaning of luxury travelling is a private sailing cruise on a luxury yacht. A cruise like this in the Aegean Sea and especially in the Cyclades island group can provide an authentic experience of the town, city or village you’re visiting.

Although there will always be “must see” tourist spots to go to, you could also live authentic and local experiences. For instance, on the islands you are going to visit you could participate in events that locals would frequent, like local festivals with music, dance, food and drink.

For those who love to shop, you’ll have the opportunity to try and buy local products that you can’t find anywhere else. Try amazing wines, cheeses, exceptional Hellenic products like herbs coming from the Greek earth and grown with the help of sun and salty wind.

Among others you’ll have also the option of arranging with your skipper a unique experience by mixing and matching different excursions, day trips, cruises and activities to suit your personal preferences and interests. You could visit such as, archaeological sites or secret buys or even

Lazy U Motel

Transported back in time upon entering the lobby. You will you find reasonable prices and friendly faces. A personal greeting awaits you by the family themselves – Cindy, Verlyn or Cindy’s cousin, Jackie. Travelers can enjoy a cool drink and lively conversation and a slew of maps and brochures. After check-in, receive a real key with a throwback-bright-turquoise key fob. The Bourne’s and their family members delight in making your stay a most enjoyable one.

You will feel right at home and part of the family. Enjoy gleaming rooms, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and room-front parking. Verlyn, the Routemaster, or one of his understudies will be glad to map out your day trips. Hike, bike or visit the many beautiful sites and attractions in The Black Hills. Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse only the beginning of your Black Hills adventure. After a long day of adventuring, come home to a cool, clean room.

Enjoy the most comfortable night’s sleep that one can expect away from home. The beds, recently and often changed out for brand new pillow top sets, will leave you wanting to sleep in. Crisp clean linens and soft towels will help you to

Resort in Orlando

Restaurant

When hunger strikes, you can easily get food and refreshments at the poolside restaurant and bar that is on-site. There is the Wakoola Grill where you can enjoy different delicacies and cocktails. The cuisine is wide and you can try out new things.

Some of the terms

If you do make a cancellation after purchase within 24 hours, it will be free of charge. Some charges may apply after this duration has elapsed.

The villas can hold up to six people at a time. Extra beds can be availed as well. This resort does not allow any pets meaning you will have to make plans for your fluffy friends before visiting.

Amenities

This accommodation showcases a sauna and a hot tub and it is only a few kilometers from Disney. There is also the convention and visitor bureau in close proximity. There is also parking space available.

The facility is air-conditioned and has a TV. There are some units that also have a dining area and/or a sitting area. A kitchen is also available well equipped with an oven and dishwasher. This means that you can actually make your own

Rent a Luxurious Villa

The original resort, Sandy Lane, has been in business for over fifty years. It is one of the finest resorts in the Caribbean and is known for housing celebrities and even royalty. This resort is located directly on the beach and has a list of amenities of its own. However, it is important to note that many of the visitors to the area pass up on staying here and opt for the seclusion of the many private villas you can also find in the area.

Though the beach is named for the resort, there are other housing options available in the area as well. Also, the beach itself, like all beaches in Barbados, is completely public. There are often beach chair vendors available there that you can rent and use during your stay. You can usually rent umbrellas as well to protect you from the tropical heat to enjoy your beach day.

The beach itself is large enough to house several visitors without feeling too crowded. You will fall in love with this stretch of gorgeous, well maintained, golden sand. Of course, if you have ever been to the area, you know that the Caribbean Sea

Choose Luxury Motor Yachts

If you are new to the world of marine vessels, try to speak to people who know the business. There are many different sizes of luxury motor yachts, as well as different styles and configurations, including classic yachts. Only those who really know what everything does will be able to recommend you on what the pros and cons of the model you are considering. You could start by researching your different options online, where you will be able to find a lot of information. You will also be able to see what is realistic within your set budget. If you want to increase your own knowledge on yachts, why not visit a few boating shows? Here, you will be able to see a range of motor yachts and you will also be able to see how they behave themselves at the hand of an experienced sailor. Of course, if there are no shows organized, you could just visit a local marina where you can also see a range of crafts. If you are friendly, you may even talk your way into going on board and having a good look around.

Do remember that there are hundreds, if

Luxury Small Ship Cruises

As your cruise ship glides past remote villages nestled into a natural unspoilt environment with lush tropical vegetation, you can hear somewhere in the distance the barely audible sound of ukuleles and soft singing – it is starting to feel like you are in paradise.

Does this sound like the sort of holiday you might like?

It’s been a big year, lots of challenges have presented themselves, you been working really hard, the kids have been sick with colds and flu, the winter blues are not over yet and Spring has just started to show us she is on her way. You are more than ready for some soft sun, balmy nights and the pure luxury of an island holiday is beckoning.

Can you think of a better way to ease yourself into the spirit of summer than an island cruise to lift your spirits and get you excited about life again?

What’s your idea of a perfect holiday?

We all love holidays and they represent different things to different people. Some of us want to lie on the beach, swim in warm waters, go shopping or laze around and read a book

Romantic Hotels Around the World

1. The Gritti Palace, Venice, Italy

The charming and romantic city of Venice must be in your travel bucket list for couple getaways and if you are planning on visiting this enthralling conurbation of the Italy in the near future, then you will find the Gritti Palace a perfect suit for your stays. With an average cost starting from US $800 per night presently, this place will give you an enthralling experience of all time. From the views of the Grand Canal to the fantastic interior that consist of historical artefacts from the heritage of the region are the biggest highlight of the place. The incredible hospitality along with fascinating suits are the key features along with myriad world-class facilities. So, if you are planning on a dreamy vacation to the Venice, Gritti Palace will be the best option for you.

2. Shangri-La Hotel Paris, France

The romantic capital of the world Paris requires no introduction as the city is already in your travel bucket list. The fascinating capital of France is already having an image for being dreamy as well as expensive enough itself, but when we speak of the best romantic hotel, Paris