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Visiting the Cognac Region of France

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France produces some of the best alcohol in the world, bar none. This is true with wine, champagne, and our topic today: cognac. Cognac is one of those odd gems: it’s treasured by old money and new money alike, and anyone who wishes they had money in the first place. Cognac’s position on the social ladder cannot be ignored: it is one of the most expensive liquors, with bottles that can reach mid five figures. The high prices may partially be due to it’s inherent monopoly: to truly be called cognac, it must be produced in the cognac region of France. Luckily for enthusiasts, most distilleries in Cognac offer tours and tastings.


Help Planning Your Trip to Hawaii

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If your traveling to Hawaii you want to go prepared and know a little bit about the islands. Obviously you’re going to do a little research so to help you out here’s a little bit to get you started on your Hawaii vacation planning.

First off you should know that there are 4 major islands with 2 smaller islands but also tourist destinations. The 4 major islands are Oahu, Maui, The Big Island, and Kauai. The other two are Lanai and Molokai. The heaviest populated Hawaiian island is Oahu. This is the one with Pearl Harbor, Waikiki, Diamond Head, and Hanauma Bay. Although some may say it is too touristy, I think it’s a great island to get all there is to offer about the Hawaiian islands.


Top 5 travel blunders to avoid

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You know who you are.

You’re loud; you have a distinct smell that makes people standing next to you turn away instantly; and don’t even get us started on the clothes you’re wearing. It seems that for some people, the time and place simply doesn’t matter; the moment they step out the door and travel to a foreign place, they transform into different people who are in definite need of lessons from Miss Manners. You’ve heard about a gazillion stereotypes and it seems that even now in the 21st century, they will always be a part of our lives. The only question is, are their numbers steadily rising year after year?


Find the Best Hotels Online with TravelPost

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Just confronted an excellent website that allows you to view hotel reviews and ratings as they are written by actual visitors. It provides a great deal of information to all users and covers everything from hotel availability to prices.

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You can view these hotels by categorizing them by popularity, most recommended or by price to fit in to your budget. You can also compare your needs and the reviewer’s requirements and decide accordingly if the review is from your perspective.

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Another big attraction is the powerful search engine that lets you select hotels and city from the auto recommendation from the website. For example if I choose to stay in New York for a while, all I have to do is enter “New York” and it will come up with it’s recommendations. You can then view hotel details or go back to view full listings.


Travel tips: The no-guidebook guide to traveling

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Enter a bookstore or any travel kiosk at the airport and you’ll find a number of guidebooks in almost every country in the world. It seems that there is no valley left undiscovered, stone left unturned in any corner of the world that hasn’t made it into one or two guidebooks.

For some traveler, guidebooks can be pretty useful, giving you a checklist of the important things to remember, interesting places to visit, and unusual things you should do when you embark on your trip.

But rely too much on them and you end up going to a foreign place like you were simply going through the different sections of an obstacle game. True, guidebooks can  give you an overview of what you might expect in a different town or country, probably give you a couple of ideas on how you can plan your itinerary, but ideally speaking, they should just give you a head start on your trip, and leave the rest to your imagination. After all, it’s not just the destination that can be exciting during the holiday, but the journey you take as well.


Most Impressive Churches

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I think that almost all of you have a strong believe in a God, however you name it. I am sure that this believe makes us more human, as no other creature on the Earth has such believes. This is for sure one major diference between human and animals.

That’s why I don’t miss any occasion to step in a church. Old or new, big or small, this a very peaceful thing for myself. I  have visited a lot of churches, and I loved them all. Thinking of them, and trying to evaluate them, some of them can seem very spectacular to any viewer. Here are the most spectacular and impressive churches in my opinion, and I hope that this is not a blasphemy making such classification.

1. St Basil Cathedral in Red Square, Moscow has been for centuries a landmark for the Russian capital with its coloured towers and impressive dimensions. No one can imagine Kremlin without the St. Basil Cathedral!


How to Deal With Travel Disasters

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Traveling by airplane, once a marvel of the modern world, has now become nothing more than a headache for most of us. And yet, we all have places to go and people to see that are far away from home. Air travel, while taxing, is still the most expedient way to go. But that doesn’t mean you don’t face hundreds of potentially disastrous situations each time you jet off on a trip. Whether you’re facing pat downs, delayed flights, and cancellations at the airport, a possible terrorist threat aboard your plane, or the loss of your wallet and passport while traveling overseas, you may have to deal with any number of catastrophic situations when you leave your city for parts unknown. However, there is a right way and a wrong way to handle these dicey conditions, and if you want to come out of the experience relatively unscathed, you need to know how to react appropriately when the time comes. Here are just a few tips for making decisions when disaster strikes.


Travel Time Map Applicaton for New York

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Now heres something really useful for all the New Yorkers or travelers visiting New York. TriptropNYC is a free web-based service that allows you find out how long it takes to get from one place to another. Even though the service is limited to New York only but it may turn out to be a real helpful tool for many travelers out there.

It is considered more of an easy to use travel time map application. To get started all you have to do is enter an address and click “Map it” button on the website. As soon as it is done processing you will be able to see color coded layer on the map along with the time it takes to get anywhere else. You can then easily compare 2 different addresses on separate maps presented side by side.