With today’s modern technology, the world has become a smaller place. Anyone with a computer or smart phone and Internet connection can book hotels halfway around the world and plan their travel itinerary in a heartbeat. And with more and more budget airlines taking on the skies, it’s really about time every one flies. When we say ‘budget airlines’, that doesn’t mean you have to suffer from bad service or cramped, smelly seats. You might be surprised at how much you can save on your airline ticket, money that you can allocate for a more worthy obsession—shopping! Here are the world’s top budget airlines in no particular order.
Once you’ve been named as the maid of honor, there really should be only one thing on your mind – how to throw the most amazing hen weekend in the world for your lovely lady. Ensuring that the weekend fits her style, her interests, and she has all her friends and family around her are the three things that can really make a difference – and that is all down to you.
Rather than diving straight into the deep end, spend the first couple of weeks creating a guest list and ensuring as many people as possible can make your intended event. Look at group bookings through budget hotel companies. Choose an accommodation that allows three adults per standard room, which will cut right down on the price per head for your stay.
London will be hosting the 2012 Olympic Games starting this month as well as the Paralympic Games. The city has a good opportunity to market itself as a destination that is very accessible to people with mobility issues. The transport network will definitely be feeling the pressure with the influx of travelers and increased demand for facilities and extra services for people with disability.
The provisions for accessibility may be different from one establishment to another but moving around will not be so difficult with considerable choices around London. The transport network is not a full-proof accessible system but those with disability can enjoy their London holiday with some good planning.
Here are some useful websites that you can use to prepare for your trip:
Provence with its beautiful coastlines, cobbled streets, and fields of lavender has inspired a lot of travelers, writers, and painters. This place in the southern portion of France offers excitement in its a coastal cities and some quiet in its rustic villages. The region is quite diverse and planning a trip to Provence may be a bit tricky. Here are some tips to help you decide on your itinerary:
Best time to go to Provence
If you want to see the fields of lavender and enjoy the colors of the summer, it is best to go to Provence between June and August. This is the peak season though for travelers so you have to weigh things out if you want to share the purple view with the crowds. The summer is also the time for avant garde theater thru the Festival Avignon so you need to book your hotel way ahead of time.
The iPhone and the iPad has a ton of apps to help travelers go around their itineraries but there are also a lot of people who rely on their Android tablets and smart phones to explore the best destinations in the world. These Apps can help you plan you travel and assist you in some of the mot daunting tasks or situations that you encounter when you travel. If you own an Android gadget, here are some of the best free apps for you to help you on that next international excursion or road trip:
This is another great travel app for Android gadget owners who want to compare hotel rates, flights, car rentals, get cheap deals, and track you flights. This easy to use app does it all if you are doing major planning for your holiday or business trip.
There are destinations for which you can get visa applications accomplished in a matter of minutes over the internet. There are travel destinations though which may take weeks or even months. We put spotlight on five countries which may be bit tricky to go to.
If you are planning to go to one of these destinations, you may want to plan ahead and also call the respective embassy to ask about their visa process.
Who does not want to see the Great Wall of China, walk in the grounds of the Forbidden City, explore Shanghai, or check out the Terra Cotta Warriors.
The visa application for China has a long list of requirements and details with the form to accomplished recently stretched to four pages.
You need to put in detail where you will be staying, your occupation, nationality, family members and details about them, and other countries which you visited in the last 12 months and your purpose of visit.
When you go on long adventure getaway on the backcountry for some mountain climbing or camping, the weather can get quite unpredictable. Being in an isolated location, the weather forecast is not a button away. You do not have the internet or your smart phone to tell you that rains will come or it will be really a hot day. All you can rely on are the clues given by mother nature herself.
Here are some tips on how to read the clues the weather gods send your way:
No morning dew
When you wake up and see no morning dew on your tent or vegetation around you, look up and most probably you will see clouds forming. Thru the hours these clouds might build up until they get heavy and pour some rain shower. If you see dew in the morning, you cant expect rain thru the day.
A lot of people have Cuba as one of their bucket list travel destinations. Cuba has been embargoed for a long time now and getting into it is not very easy. The restrictions for Americans though have been relaxed just this year and so you can join some tour operators that offer trips to Cuba. Here are some things you need to remember if you are planning to join a trip to this enchanting country:
Cuba is not your regular holiday destination
A holiday in Cuba may not mean days of chillaxing on the beach under the sun while sipping mojitos since you have to follow a strict set of rules. You can only go with accredited and authorized tour operators in the United States and Cuba. Your itinerary should also indicate very busy schedules that will involve cultural immersions and educational trips.