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Hotel Breakfasts around the World

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Traveling to a foreign country usually means checking into a nice hotel for some people. As you wake up and face a new day, it is but expected that a good, hearty breakfast will help energize you for your day trip; whether it’s facing the challenge of shopping for hours in a crowded mall, venturing into a busy and huge amusement park, or hopping from one gigantic museum to the next. Here are some hotels you can check into, with breakfasts that are fit for a king:
 
Bilila Lodge in Serengeti, Tanzania
 


Dell Introduced Mini 10v Netbook

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Dell has officially released their new Netbook that is powered by an Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor. The new Mini 10v netbook comes with a 10 inch screen  and features a 1GB ram with integrated Intel 945GSE UMA Graphics Media Accelerator

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The Mini 10v offers everything you want in a mobile companion and more. It may be small, but you’ll be surprised by all the fun features packed inside such as.

  • Be productive with a keyboard 92% the size of a traditional laptop keyboard.
  • Enjoy a beautiful view with a seamless display surface1 and 16:9 aspect ratio.
  • Stay connected2 with advanced wireless options.
  • Enjoy CDs and DVDs with an optional external optical disk drive.

In addition to that if offers great features including

  • 120GB/160GB hard drive or 8GB/16GB SSD storage
  • 10.1-inch 1024×576 LCD display
  • 1Wx2 speakers
  • 1.3 Megapixel webcam

Cruise around Italy

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Italy is a beautiful country full of history, stunning landscapes and passionate people, and with over 4,000 miles of coastland one of the most relaxing and enjoyable ways of seeing the country is with a Italian Cruise.

Most Italian cruises depart from one of the several major ports in Italy itself such as Civitavecchia in Rome, so you will need to fly out from the UK first before you can board. If you want to go on one of the longer cruise coast to coats cruises you may be restricted to departing from ports like Genoa on the Ligurian Peninsula.

A typical cruise will combine a mixture of culture and outstanding scenery and will give you the opportunity to visit some of the Italy’s beautiful little coastal villages and towns that are far from the main tourist routes. Most of Italy is a mixture of stunning sandy beaches and rocky headlands, and you will also be able to visit some of the beautiful islands such as Elba, Sardinia, and the Aeolian islands.


Winter Travel: Top 5 Non-Skier Destinations

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When the snow starts, it is time for the winter gear to get out of the storage and it is time to think of your winter activities. There is more to winter than skiing so if you do not like the idea of gliding down the slopes, here are some of the best travel destinations for you this season:

Zermatt in Switzerland

Winter destinations

Take a ride on the red train called Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn and enjoy the amazing vista of the dazzling Alps. The small liner journeys from Zermatt going to St. Moritz or Davos through 291 bridges and jaw-dropping scenery. It is the slowest express train you will take but every second of the 7.5 hour trip is worth it.

From Zermatt, the Gornergrat Bahn will bring you thru fairytale forests and alpine meadows as it goes up the Gornegrat. When the weather is excellent, the Matterhorn will be in full view. When you get to your destination, you can relax, enjoy the panorama, and some hot fondue.


Secrets to budget traveling in Papua New Guinea

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The last months of the year are usually reserved for snowball fights, sled rides and hot chocolate enjoyed by the fire. But for those of you who want to shake things up a bit, it might be nice to have some fun under the sun while during these otherwise cold bitter months. Let the rest of mankind pile on layer after layer of thick clothing as you get ready to strip down to your bikini and dive into warm, clear waters. Does that sound fun to you? If your answer is a resounding “yes”, then back your bags, get on a plane, and jet off to Papua New Guinea.


Been good, been naughty: Dealing with gifts during your holiday travel

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You can still celebrate this holiday season with a big smile even if you will be spending days of it away from home. The only catch is knowing how to ship your gifts. On the one hand, it is even harder to solve the problem of knowing how to get your gifts sent to the most special people in your heart—be it through a carry on, a shipping company, a check, a package delivery company and many more.

big suitcase with gifts for Christmas
 
Imagine the worst inconveniences such as weighing your package and weighing the costs of giving these gifts out, paying added fees and sizing up and down your packages so that they fit into your budget. One solution to such inconveniences is utilizing the use of Christmas cards, accessing available online gift shopping which offers direct shipping to your destination or rekindling the best experiences there are instead of giving out material objects (i.e., family dinner or sweet ride above the air).


Travel Tips: London for physically challenged travelers

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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:


World’s Best Wine Tours

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In vino veritas, used to say the old Romans. Beer and spirits were practically unknown, and Roman parties and orgies were heavily relying on wine and good food.

Today the wine still has a certain noblesse. Good wines are old and expensive, thus differentiating from the much more popular and cheaper beer. Nevertheless, in certain places of our planet there is still a strong tradition of wine. Vineyards all you can see, wine farmers, and lots of delicious tasty wines. There no one drinks beer, it would be a shame. Drinking a glass of good wine there is next to ritual and the best way to socialize. Beware the persons who don’t drink and the persons who are too silent, says a proverb from these countries.