Posts Tagged ‘Travel Ideas’

Top 10 of the Best Party Hotels

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Part of what defines a getaway is the freedom from responsibility. A new place, some refreshing faces and warm bodies, no reservations. Cutting away the puppet strings from the people we have to answer to and the paperwork on our desks is what a vacation should be. So spread your wings a little and go wild in one of the best venues in the country – the hotel.

Believe it or not hotels have the most chill places to lounge or bump and grind the night away. There are the infinity pools, rooftop bars selling the most knockout drinks, the restaurants and hotel-based clubs which only allow A-listers to go through and not to mention the grand rooms which can house concerts or large events. In this list we have compiled the best places to get down for a wild night.

Best Places to go Whale-Watching

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Whale-watching seems to be an enjoyable leisure time nowadays. The biggest mammal in the sea has provided entertainment for these watchers on their past time. You can ride a boat, travel by air or simply sit on a bench while using your binoculars in capturing Moby Dick and his friends have fun under their blue-shaded home. Read on the top places to whale watching whenever and wherever you want.

San Diego

There are different ways to catch and see whales up close in San Diego. You can go to Seaworld and see Shamu. If you enjoy the sea, you can also go there and catch Gargantuan Gray whales. They are freely around in their blue-shaded environment. Best time to see them is during winter where they travel from Baja’s Southern spot going to San Diego. Another option is to ride a boat and be closer to them. You can also visit Cabrillo National Monument set in the city. You can go whale watching in Cabrillo by land. It is more than 400 feet above sea level. It has an observatory made out of glass to better appreciate the sea world.

Best spots for stunning city views

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A spectacular city view from atop a building is something that appeals to most people. In hotels, the room with a view commands a higher rate and yet they still attract the attention of lots of travelers. Perhaps man’s fascination with an aerial view of a city is brought about by one of the key aspects of life here on this planet: gravity.

We’re perpetually anchored to the earth, and that means being used to seeing cities from the ground up. Turn your gaze to the left or the right and you’ll see walls, buildings, trees, and other structures. But when you’re hundreds of meters off the ground, suddenly it seems that the whole world has opened up. Before you is a sprawling city, without borders, and only endless stretches of land and water as far as the eye can see. Sometimes, the view really can take your breath away.

Top 7 of the Oddest Prisons in the World

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While we don’t suppose you’ll be taking a tour around these odd prisons anytime soon, a glimpse of them makes for a fun read. Below are the seven strangest rehabilitation/prison camps you’ll find in the world.

Top 1: Bolivia’s San Pedro Prison

This prison doesn’t look like a prison at all. It’s really more of a community or a small town which keeps criminals from mingling with the rest of society, but which doesn’t isolate them in a gray concrete barren hole with bars. Here, prisoners will have to work (either selling groceries or making something useful) if they want a roof over their heads.

The point is to let prisoners learn to make their lives useful by letting them earn their own cells. At the end of their stay, they might actually miss the community. Hopefully, they don’t try to commit another felony just because they’re homesick.

7 of the Deadliest Mountains across the globe

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Mountain climbers take the treacherous paths of nature’s skyscrapers for the view and for some pumping of the adrenaline. But with the fun comes the danger where people risk and lose their lives.

Here are some of the deadliest mountains to climb:

K2 (Pakistan/China)

28,251 ft.

K2 is the second highest mountain in the globe. It is also considered by expert climbers as among the most difficult climb, technically. Some call it Savage Mountain where the easiest of paths will require you to cross a complex glacier, unstable ice pillars, and steep rocks. This mountain of the Karakoram range takes 1 life of every 4 who tries to reach its top.

Annapurna (Nepal )

26,545 ft.

Annapurna in the local language means Goddess of Crop.  Regrettably, the 10th highest mountain harvest the lives of climbers with a death rate of 41%. This number translates to 53 deaths for around 130 people who tried to conquer its peak.

Airport Hotel Highs: When Getting Stuck in an Airport is like Having a Vacation in Itself

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There are times when you get stuck in an airport due to inclement weather or to some disturbance at your destination. When bad luck hounds your plans, these airport hotels might change your perception of your situation.

Melt the Stress Away

Of course it gets stressful once you’re landlocked inside an airport when you were just expecting to be done with the business of getting to where you’re going. But when you’re at the Hong Kong International, there’s no need to worry if you get billeted at the Regal Airport Hotel. Watch the other planes zip by while floating on a pool. You can somebody else rub your back at one of Om Spa’s outdoor cabanas. If your feet are feeling a little overused, try the foot massage and perhaps some manicure and pedicure. If there’s some place where you’d be in a matter of time, just tell the staff and they’ll accommodate the treatments that suit your needs.

8 best places to plan a vacation if you’re going solo

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These days, the onset of budget airlines and travel promos make people more inclined to travel abroad. Almost everywhere you look there are posters, advertisements, and even TV shows featuring exotic places, delicious food, and interesting people. It used to be that going on a trip abroad usually meant you’re traveling with someone. But going solo can also mean lots of fun.

Setting off by oneself isn’t so unusual for travelers these days for a number of reasons. Friends may have difficulty agreeing on a date when they can all take some time off at work; changing demographics can affect itineraries; and sometimes when the hectic work environment seems a bit too much to bear, we feel the need to take a step back and space out. However, there have been unfortunate stories from travelers on supplement fees being charged for solo travelers.

8 of the Most Impressive Lighthouse Hotels in the World

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In literature as in the media, lighthouses are usually viewed from the perspective of the ship that’s looking for light. It signals “home”, “guide”, and dry land. After traveling for days on end through the vastness of the sea, lighthouses are always a welcome sight—especially for travelers who may feel lost in their journey. This is probably the same charm that attracts most travelers who choose to stay in lighthouse hotels. From a room in a lighthouse hotel, you get the other side of the story.

You get to look out to the vastness of the sea without leaving the warmth of the hearth. Below are the top 15 lighthouse hotels you can stay in—whether you’re a traveler who’s sea-weary, or a native who’s looking at the prospect of setting sail. Nothing can be more romantic than these lounges.

Argentina: Faro Punta Delgada