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Travel tips: How to pack for your beach holiday

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Heading out for a few days of beach holiday? So what do you bring? The answer really depends on the mode of transport you will be using. If you are flying to your beach destination, you only want to bring what you really need. You need to know what will be there to purchase or maybe rent so you can pack smart.

If you are driving to your beach getaway, you can consider bring some beach gear. Do not forget to check if your hotel or rent out or let you borrow things like umbrellas, lounge chair, and towels. When traveling with kids, do no forget to bring their inflatable toys. The big cooler with drinks and snacks is also a must.

Beach bags

You might be bringing some stuff near the water so it will be wise to bring a beach tote to hold gadgets, pocketbooks, sun block lotion, among others. Go for the colorful ones that are made of nylon, mesh, canvas, or straw.


Santiago Hotels

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Planning a vacation to Santiago? Too many hotels to choose from? On the internet you can find review after review for great hotels, but really, which one do you pick? All of the Santiago Hotels sound so good. Of course, when you are looking at Santiago hotels, you are going to consider the price, or maybe the accommodations or possibly even the location. Besides Santiago hotels you can probably rent out villas or condominiums.

Well, don’t let that stop you from choosing one of the many Santiago hotels at your disposal. You have your choice of cheap and small, large and ornate or even familiar chain hotels. Santiago hotels boast some of the most beautiful hotels in Chile, with European architecture or the ever present chains of American hotels that are found in most cities. No matter what type of hotel you seek, there are Santiago hotels to accommodate you.


The Healthy Fast Food of Vietnam

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When you think of Vietnamese foods you probably envision lots of spicy chilies, exotic spice blends and percolating pots of fishy soups. Well even across the globe busy people are still eating on the go. One of Vietnam’s most traditional and popular to-go foods is the Banh mi, or Vietnamese sandwich.

With its origins in French cuisine the Banh mi sandwich is made with a traditional French baguette, filled with a variety of fresh and local Vietnamese ingredients. Typically a spread of mayonnaise, garlic and cilantro is used on a sliced, whole-wheat baguette. The most common ingredients used n Banh mi are Vietnamese ham, ground pork, cilantro, pork pate’, daikon, pickled carrots, fish sauce and mayonnaise. A search of Banh mi recipes on the Internet will yield hundreds of traditional recipes and preparations as well as many modern interpretations using more western ingredients.


Top 10 Restaurants in Manhattan that dish out the best grub

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Food can mean many things to different people. It could be a source of nourishment people who are always on the go, or a form of art for food critics and connoisseurs. For some who engage in business, it could be a source of income. But for others who find themselves uprooted from their place of origin and relocated to unfamiliar territories, sometimes it simply takes a spoonful of food bring you that small slice of home. To New Yorkers scattered around the globe, here are a couple of restaurants that are guaranteed to have you yearning to be in the streets of Manhattan.

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Greece Travel: Exploring the Beautiful Dodecanese

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There are many things to explore in the beautiful Dodecanese, a beautiful island complex in Greece. Dodecanese is comprised of 12 large islands plus 150 small islands found in the Aegean Sea. Today, 26 of these islands are inhabited, making it perfect for island hopping trips.

Apart from the islands, the magnificent ancient ruins in Dodecanese Islands are totally fascinating. From Byzantine and Medieval monuments to local and unique settlements, there are many things to discover in Dodecanese. You just have to take your pick. Here’s ours.

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Best Spa Vacations

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Feeling Stressed? Visit a Spa

Some of the best spa vacations are taken on the spur of the moment. There’s no reason to go through life being stressed and out of sorts. Not when you can take a vacation and go be pampered at a spa. You know, spa vacations have become more popular. There’s a reason for that. It’s because more and more people are finding out that they really do offer what they say they will. Need some tranquility in your life? Or maybe you just need to rejuvenate? No matter what the reason, being pampered now and again is never a bad thing.


Human organs neaded for Filme Restaurant

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Apparently, every day we hear shocking events. Events, authors of which are irresponsible people. This time the spooky story comes straight from Berlin. A diverse menu of people body parts. At the website of Filme( the supposed eatery) an announcement shows: “Donors wanted! Become a member today!”

One of the menu dishes is Bolinho, a traditional Brazilian dish described as “tatar balls with a sweet-sour dip” and feijoada, a meal consisting of “various pieces of meat with black beans and rice.”

The menu doesn’t describe what kind of meat will be used, but the interested parties must be subject to a full medical examination and then decide what part of organ they want to donate.

Its menu, lists a range of gourmet dishes that are inspired by the eating habits of the Waririca – an Amazonian tribe infamous for its cannibalism. ”


Have a Bewitching Halloween in Salem, Massachusetts

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For some people, Halloween is nothing more than a quaint children’s holiday on the last day of October.  For others, Halloween is a month of haunted houses, ghostly tours and spooky happenings!  What better place to celebrate a whole month of Halloween than in Salem, Massachusetts, home of the infamous Salem Witch trials.

In 1692 the village of Salem believed that witches were in their midst, and were responsible for tormenting a group of teenage girls.   In June of 1692 a special court was convened to hear the cases against those accused of witchcraft.  By the time Governor William Phipps disbanded the court in October of 1692, 19 men and women had been hanged for the “crime” of witchcraft.

Salem, Massachusetts  has embraced its bewitching past, and has  activities almost every day in October during its Haunted Happenings Halloween Festival.