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10 Steps you can take to avoid or handle medical emergencies abroad

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There are things that you cannot plan for no matter how you try to but there is a big difference when you are prepared for the unexpected. We list some tips that you can check out to avoid any health hazards before traveling or what you should do in case you encounter an emergency while overseas.

Go for a checkup with your doctor before you travel

It will be wise to see your doctor prior to going overseas. Make sure that you body is in good shape especially if you have not had a check-up recently. Tell your doctor about any unusual physical activity that you might do, like if you are planning to climb a mountain or jump off a cliff.

You can also ask if they will recommend any vaccination. Eight weeks before traveling, it is recommended that you have the necessary shots.


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Norwegian Cruise Line To Signficantly Enhance Its Private Island Great Stirrup Cay

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Norwegian Cruise Line announced today at Cruise Shipping Miami that it will make major enhancements to its private island, Great Stirrup Cay, located 120 miles east of Ft. Lauderdale in the Berry Island chain of the Bahamas. The 250-acre island will undergo a two-phase renovation, totaling in excess of $20 million, spanning 22 months and scheduled to be completed by the end of 2011.

“We have one of the best private islands, particularly for swimming and snorkeling. With these improvements, we can provide an even more enjoyable island experience for the more than 9,000 guests who visit Great Stirrup Cay weekly during the height of the season,” said Kevin Sheehan, Norwegian Cruise Line’s chief executive officer. “Highlights of the enhancements include an expanded beach front, exciting island excursions, additional dining facilities, private beachside cabanas and a new kid’s area.”


Easter in Winchester

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Easter in Winchester

Winchester will host a range of activities during the Easter period for families to enjoy.

* Explore the life of Jane Austen with a trail which takes you through the story of her time in Winchester.

Complete the tour at Winchester Cathedral, her final resting place, which will launch a unique exhibition bringing the history of Jane Austen to life on 10 April.

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Hop into the shops to find the egg-shaped clues in the Winchester Bunny Hop Easter Trail. Once you have hopped your way through the city and collected all your eggs, stay at the City Museum to crack the code to win a chocolatey prize and learn about the history of Winchester. Runs 2 – 18 April. Pick up a copy of the trail from Winchester Tourist Information Centre.


Gulliver’s Milton Keynes club site opens for business

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GULLIVER’S MILTON KEYNES CLUB SITE OPENS FOR BUSINESS

The Camping and Caravanning Club’s new site at Gulliver’s Milton Keynes will officially open for business on Thursday, March 25, 2010.

The 90-pitch site, open to both members and non-members and built using environmentally-friendly methods, is adjacent to the fun-packed theme park and Dinosaur and Farm Park.

The site, run by Holiday Site Managers Bill and Judy Lyall, includes 30 hard-standing areas for units whilst campers can alternatively opt to stay in a Camping Den, of which there are nine.

Sites Director Bob Hill said: “The site has already attracted a huge amount of interest and it will definitely appeal to families who want that special adventure at a reasonable price.

“There really is something for everyone at Gulliver’s and those who visit the site will certainly not be disappointed.”


New boutique art hotel launched in Taipei

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New boutique art hotel launched in Taipei

An elegant new boutique art hotel has opened in the heart of Taiwan’s capital city, Taipei. Hotel Éclat features 60 luxurious rooms alongside impressive pieces of artwork and sculptures by some of the world’s most famous artists, including Andy Warhol and Salvador Dali.

Located in the fashionable district of Da-An in central Taipei, the five-star property rests just minutes from the city’s best restaurants, fashionable shopping areas and main tourist attractions, including the world’s second tallest building, Taipei 101.

Key features of the hotel include a stylish bar, four modern meeting rooms and two impressive restaurants serving Cantonese and Mediterranean cuisine. A new European restaurant is due to open in the first half of 2010. Guests can also enjoy complimentary access to the nearby California Fitness Gym, as well as to one of Taipei’s most exclusive nightclubs, Room 18. Preferential rates are also available for guests visiting the nearby Shiseido Qi Spa.


Last chance to book your own Twilight adventure with TrekAmerica

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Last chance to book your own Twilight adventure with TrekAmerica

With the eagerly anticipated release of Twilight¹s New Moon on DVD on Monday and the hotly awaited Twilight Saga: Eclipse being released in cinemas in July, this is the last chance for travellers to book their own Twilight adventure with TrekAmerica.

During the 12-day itinerary, Twilight fans will visit many of the locations made famous by the books and films in both Oregon and Washington States.

The small town of St Helen¹s is where much of the movie is filmed and Twi-hard fans will get the opportunity to visit Petite Jolie (the dress shop where Bella and her friends shopped), the Bloated Toad (the restaurant where Bella and Edward dined) and the Thunderbird and Whale (the bookshop where Bella wandered off).

When the sun sets, travellers can take a nocturnal kayak tour of Scappoose Bay and uncover the secrets that are lurking.


Golden rules for travel this Easter

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Simonseeks Golden Rules for travel this Easter

– Expert online guide to Easter holidays –

Easter can be a tricky time to travel, too early this year (Easter Sunday is on 4 April) to guarantee sun in some destinations and traditionally a busy time as the world and his wife fully embrace the start of the holiday season. To help things along the travel experts at simonseeks.com have come up with their 10 point plan – the golden rules for Easter holidays. Stick to these and you’ll holiday at Easter with ease – beating the crowds and getting that all important sun tan.


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