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Tips on Credit Card Use While on an Overseas Trip

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A lot of people have a love affair with credit cards and quite often they look at the magnetic stripped accessories as plastic fantastic. Credit cards are certainly hallmarks of the idea of power spending.

Despite the kind of leverage that these cards provide, there are some disadvantages to relying on them too much. First and foremost, having a credit card can make you a target for fraud.

Credit card fraud is indeed a big business for some criminal types. The war against credit card fraud is a battle which costs the financial industry billions of dollars each year. The costs of fighting fraud in the United Kingdom during 2007 alone equals 535 million pounds or 830 million US dollars.

Credit card companies use a lot of strategies and measures in order to prevent fraud from happening. Unfortunately these measures can also hassle the credit card owners who might be traveling.


Top romantic accommodations for couples on vacation

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Just because it’s in the middle of September, doesn’t mean you don’t have a reason to plan a romantic getaway for you and your partner. Having a little bit of romance even when it’s not Valentine’s Day actually makes it more special, so don’t be afraid to rekindle the flames or dare to jump into a new and exciting love affair.

Sometimes though, it can prove to be difficult to set the mood in a commercial hotel or a crowded resort filled with sunbathing octogenarians and kids running around with plastic shovels. This is precisely the reason why we decided to scour the world for the best romantic inns you and your partner can check out.


Every Stranger’s Guide to Brooklyn: Top 5 Neighborhoods to Visit

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No one can really talk about New York City without mentioning Brooklyn. It has been, for at least a century now, one of the most populated boroughs in the Big Apple. The most prominent people live here including publishers, politicians, executive bankers and advertisers. It’s funny, though, that despite its popularity, very little of it is known to outsiders.

Aside from the great place to live and raise your kids in, Brooklyn also makes for a great weekend destination. Below are five of the best neighborhoods to visit if you’d like a quick pan of New York’s finest.

Coney Island


Your Brooklyn trip won’t be complete without Coney Island. This is a short one hour train ride from Manhattan, and it used to be popular for its resorts and amusement parks. Visiting this area of New York is like riding the time machine. You will literally be taken to a wholly different era. Say goodbye to concrete and hello to a small beach (if you’re visiting in the summer) and a neighborhood right with history.


Top 3 Cheap Holiday Destinations

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Now that flights are become cheaper and more widely available there are a number of excellent budget holiday destinations that you can fly to from almost anywhere in Britain

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1. Spain
Spain has been a popular British holiday destination for many years, and provides some well established, low priced package holidays that are perfect for families, couple or groups of friends. Spain has a lovely warm climate and miles of beautiful coastline and there are a whole host of self catering and all-inclusive resorts, hotels and villas to choose from. Spain has something to offer all types of visitors, from the lively nightclubs and bars of Ibiza, to the fine dining and excellent shopping facilities in the city of Barcelona. The Canary Islands have some of the best weather throughout the year and so make for a great destination for a winter sun getaway and there are any number of deals available through the main travel agents and online brokers for you to choose from.


Honduras vacations

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Honduras means in Spanish approximately depths. The depths of the Caribbean Sea and of Pacific Ocean near the Honduras shores are not so amazing big, but Columbus, when discovered America, said something about the depths in the area, and the name remained.

Honduras location

Honduras location

A few hundreds years Honduras was a Spanish colony. The Spaniards were specially interested in silver, and brought even black slaves to work in the mines.  Even today, you can find in Honduras silver craftsmanships at very good prices on the local markets and festivals.

Rain of Fishes in Districto del Yoro

Rain of Fishes in Districto del Yoro

Another thing to buy from Honduras is the leather items. Very nice, very special, bargain prices. Besides, in Honduras there is a difficult, but not impossible to explain phenomena, which you can see live if you are lucky enough: La Lluvia de Pesces del districto Yoro. It means the rain of fishes from Yoro District, which is really a miracle. Yoro district is not on the shore, making an explanation of this phenomena even more difficult. You shall see the Rain of Fishes with your own eyes, otherwise you could say I am joking.


6 Endangered Places that should be on your must-do list

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As we travel more and more, so do places suffer. Unthinking and irresponsible tourists, development and the environmental crisis are some of the major causes of the destruction of the world’s marvels. As everyone rushes to see these beautiful places and wonders, they become even more endangered. So when you visit these places, make sure that while enjoying the beautiful view, you are responsible enough not to contribute to their endangerment.

Kruger National Park in South Africa

During 2006, there were only less than 50, 000 lions remaining—a far cry from the 200, 000 three decades ago. Ranchers kill them because they eat the livestock, while poachers hunt them for profit. Unfortunately, even those that are staying in national parks are also suffering due to illnesses. When there is not enough funding the animals naturally become the first victims, and corruption among officials does not help the matter.


The perfect vacation in the exotic Acapulco

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Acapulco has  a long history. Its travel history started nevertheless after the WWII, in 1949, with the opening of the first discos, restaurants etc.

The resort lies on Mexico western coast, in a wonderful bay.

It was boosted in the travel industry by the famous Hollywood actor Johny Weismuller ( alias Tarzan). After that, in the 60’s it became a favorite destination for luxury travel. The main clients were very rich and came from South America, Western Europe and specially U.S.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy married here Jackie Kennedy, John Wayne owned a beach in Acapulco, Ava Gardner divorced from Frank Sinatra in Acapulco. Acapulco had a strong magic power, which paled totally in the 80’s due to pollution: the water was no more good for a swim!

Today Acapulco is booming again, as the water is again good for swimming. The stars are coming again (e.g Sandra Bullock and Enrique Iglesias) and the golden age of Acapulco is coming back.


Tips on Cutting down on your Travel Expenses this 2010

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The past year has been a year of travel deals when airlines and resorts practically did everything to get those bookings. Life has been easy for travelers who got the best travel deals our pockets can afford.

According to experts, 2010 might be a year when the economy will go on a slight rebound so airlines and hotels will also have a different set of strategies. They might not cut down on those rates as much to attract visitors. Here are some tips we want to share with you so you can still save on your travel expenses this 2010:

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