Archive for 2010

13 Coolest Pools in the World


Pools mean parties, exercise, relaxation, romance and the list goes on. Those who love the water know that a cool pool looks good and somehow blends with the landscape, environment, and the climate.

We browsed the net for the coolest swimming pools constructed around the world. It will be worth it to drop by one of these places to take a dip if you are in the area.

San Alfonso Del Mar Pool

This pool in Algarrobo, Chile holds about 66 million gallons of water and built over 20 acres of land. When you see this pool, you will think you are seeing a mini-ocean. The Guinness World Book of Records gives it the title of being the largest pool in the world. The deepest point is at 115 feet and you might not want to swim here but kayaking is the in thing.

The gratitude attitude at the Willow Stream Spa of the Fairmont Monte Carlo



– New programme offers spa goers the chance to give back –

There are circles we are grateful for in all times – a circle of friends or family – that come together to simply be in each other’s company, share experiences or interests. They keep us connected and grounded to what is really important. Willow Stream the Spas at Fairmont launches the Gratitude Circle, an initiative that allows spa goers the chance to make an impact in their communities while doing something healthy for themselves.

“Over the past year we’ve noticed an increase in ‘circles’ spending time together in our spas,” explains Anne McCall Wilson, Vice President Spas, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International. “We decided that we wanted to show our gratitude for their choosing to spend their time with us and the Willow Stream Gratitude Circle was born.”

Protecting Yourself During Hiking Travels


Hiking is a highly popular travel event. Hikers from around the world flock to some of the most unique and breathtaking locations in the world each year. Most travelers will hike at some point, even if their original travel purpose wasn’t for hiking. The main thing to keep in mind for all traveling hikers is that you should always leave the environment the same as it was when you left. Unless of course you find trash and pick it up, in that case it’s acceptable to “change the area.”

Generally, wildlife poses some threat in certain areas. For example, those hiking in Africa may need to beware of lions. Hikers in water areas will need to beware of poisonous fish or aquatic animals. But how can you avoid the animals without hurting them and while still enjoying the area?

Celebrate the rugby Six Nations in Ireland


Golf and rugby in Ireland

As Ireland defend their Six Nations crown the country’s famous craic will be better than ever making it the ideal time to sample the Emerald Isle’s first-rate golf facilities – and you can even get your first pint of Guinness thrown in!

Club Choice Ireland is offering special golfing packages to coincide with Ireland’s matches against England, Wales and Scotland making it the ideal trip whether you’re off to Croke Park or just there for the atmosphere.

Two nights’ bed and breakfast, with two rounds of golf, a dinner and a pint costs from just €135 per person and golf can be played at your choice of Arklow, Charlesland, Dundrum House, Esker Hills, Glasson, Killerig, Knightsbrook, Seafield or St Helens Bay.

The long-weekend packages run from Friday to Sunday, meaning there’s plenty of time to take in the rugby, and prices are based on four people travelling.

5 Things You Should Never Do While Traveling


Traveling has its own set of rules. There are different etiquette rules to follow, as well as a ton of other things you should be aware of. What very few people actually discuss, are the things you should never do while traveling.

5. When traveling you should never try to purposefully hurt the customs of where you are visiting. Being rude and unruly is subject for disaster. You are more likely to get hurt or thrown in jail if you intentionally set out to disrupt the “peace” per se.

4. Never steal in a foreign country, or anywhere you are traveling to for that matter. This should be common sense, but many people think that since they are out of their comfort zone or home town, they can break the law. There is probably nothing worse than traveling and going to jail for committing a stupid crime.

Mentor Museum of Speed Features Nearly 150 Vintage Cars in 60,000 Square-Foot Facility


Mentor Museum of Speed Features Nearly 150 Vintage Cars in 60,000 Square-Foot Facility


MENTOR, Ohio (Feb. 3, 2010) – What was more memorable: your first date or your first car? If you said car, visit the Mentor Museum of Speed, featuring nearly 150 vintage classic and muscle cars housed in 60,000 square feet of automotive heaven. You’ll see cars up close and in person that are normally found in only private collections.

“Everybody has a favorite car from their childhood that brings back fond memories,” said Rick Iacoboni, marketing director at the Mentor Museum of Speed. “For me it is T-birds. For others, it could be Mopars, Hemis, Vettes, Cudas or Camaros. There’s a favorite car here for everybody.”

Unlike most museums, these cars are completely restored and 100 percent ready to be driven at all times. The vehicles on display are rotated on a weekly basis, so there’s always something new to see.

5 Messiest Festivals that You can go to across the Globe


Traveling to different places and enjoying a local festival is a great way of understanding other cultures. Well, yes it is also often a great way to understand which part of the globe consumes the most alcohol. If you are planning to just enjoy and have fun, there is no best way but to attend the messiest festivals known across the globe.

Water, tomatoes, oranges, flowers, bowling balls. They are throwing everything during these festivals. The bowling balls not included :) Here are some of the craziest festivals we know off.

Orange Throwing – Carnevale d’Ivrea in Italy

Head to the Piedmont region of Italy, specifically in the town of Ivrea when the calendar hits February and that will be the messiest part of the annual carnival. The battle of the oranges during the Carnevale d’Ivrea is said to have started during the 12th century.

More Visitors to Rota Anticipated with Continental Flight Revisions



Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands (NMI) – Airline connections for visitors from Guam to the “Friendly Island” of Rota will become much more convenient with Continental Micronesia’s revised schedule of two weekly flights between the islands from March 28 to Oct. 4, 2010.

The service, operated by Cape Air as Continental Connection, will fly from Guam on Sundays and Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. and return from Rota on Mondays and Fridays at 5 a.m. The ATR service provides 46 economy class seats.

“These additional flights will make Rota much more accessible to visitors, including Guam residents, military personnel, and foreign visitors who can now connect much more easily through Guam to experience Rota’s renowned natural beauty and hospitality,” said Marianas Visitors Authority (MVA) Chairman Jerry Tan. “We’re very encouraged by the possibilities opened by Continental Micronesia with these new flights.”

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