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Five of the Best Excuses to Visit Hawaii

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When people go to Hawaii, no one bothers to ask why anymore. Hawaii’s just one of those tourist havens that never seems to lose its sparkle. To make you drool, though, and to convince you that a trip there is worth next month’s paycheck, below are very commendable excuses. You won’t feel guilty about spending a cent when you experience these highlights.

Get Intimate with the Volcano


The Halemaumau in Hawaii’s Big Island has been overflowing with lava for the past two years. While volcanoes are generally beautiful, thanks to their rock formation, it’s very rare that you get to be this close to one that’s active. If you’re attracted to both power and beauty, Hawaii’s active volcano is something to look forward to. If you’re really looking for adventure, you might even consider camping out at the Volcanoes National Park.

Spectacular landscape



Top Travel Tips: Limiting the Horrors of Reclining Backrests in Planes

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Here’s the scenario – the sun is peeking out of the clouds when you look out of plane’s window. The smiling flight attendant gives you coffee the way you like it. Its going to be the perfect flight. You think. And then suddenly the person in the front seat heaves the weight of his entire back and then some on your knees. Not satisfied with the way the seat contours against the flabs on his back, he punishes your legs again and again until he finds the right articulation of comfort at the expense of yours.

You grumble and you wait. At least there’s some small comfort in the fact that your chair also reclines. Pushing the backrest, you try to keep the discomfort the person in front caused you out of your mind. Minutes later as you zone out watching the clouds roll by in wisps, the kid directly seated in the back row kicks your backrest. Repeatedly. Frazzled, you give a cursory glance behind you only to be rewarded with a burst of freckles and a smile full of broken teeth.


Top 5 destinations in June

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1. The european football championships is organized in Austria and Switzerland. A good opportunity to discover two alpine countries and some interesting cities as Vienna, Zurich, Basel, Innsbruck,Berna etc

2. New York. Simply amazing, has always something new!

3.Monte Carlo

4.Disneyland in Paris

5.Stockholm


Trekking Across Europe on the Cheap

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I never thought I’d actually be thanking the crappy economy for anything but when it comes to European travel I can’t help but shout “THANK YOU!” The dollar isn’t faring as poorly against other currencies as it was at this time last year and that combined with sinking air fares, a European vacation isn’t out of the realm of possibility after all. The true trick is keeping things cheap once you arrive. Hotels, transportation, cost of food and shopping all make for an expensive trip, so what is your remedy? How do you travel economically across Europe? By backpacking and camping, of course! Not only will you save money and still have a great time, but you’ll also learn a thing or two about packing light. Now, where do we start? How about with the basics!

What Do I Pack?


A Best Behavior Guide for Travelers Going to Newfoundland

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Newfoundland is the easternmost point of the North American continent and provides travelers with another modern day frontier to adventure in.

The Newfoundlanders are a friendly and welcoming. However, like any other people, Newfoundlanders have their own set of social behavior which needs to be noted in order to get along with them.

This Canadian province has seen its host of travelers from English settlers to Vikings.  Archaeologists believe that Leif Eriksson of the Vinland Sagas had landed in the area. Therefore in order to enjoy your stay in Newfoundland, you must also be willing to go off the beaten track and discover what experience it has to offer you.

Here is a list of tips in order to get around and enjoy Newfoundland and its people.

St. John’s is not all of Newfoundland


Top attractions in Krakow

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krakowKrakow is Poland’s fourth largest city and has been a popular tourist destination for many years, as it is has some of the best preserved medieval buildings, churches, abbeys and streets in Europe.

Much of Krakow has barely been changed since 13th Century and this has meant that there are some beautiful, unspoilt medieval areas still almost intact, such as the Rynek Glowny (Main Market Square), which is one of the largest medieval market squares in Europe and Old Town, which has achieved UNESCO world heritage site status.

There are many top attractions in Krakow, both historic and modern and here are just a few of the best:

  • Sukiennice (Cloth Hall) – this is in the beautiful main market square and is an original building dating back to the 16th Century. These days it is filled with market stalls and cafes, and is very popular with both visitors and locals.

Everything you’ve always wanted to know about Italian Olive Oil

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When you think of olive oil you probably think first of its culinary uses, especially in Italian cuisine. In fact olive oil also has significant medicinal value. While it has only been recently hat modern science has wholly accepted the benefits of holistic supplements and healing medications like olive oil, local Italians have been passed down this information for centuries.

 Ancient Roots

No one quite knows where the first grove of olive trees came from; however, the oldest discovered tree was found in Italy and dates back to 40,000 B.C. Despite its historical roots, the cultivation of olive trees and the making of oil did not immigrate to Italy into Greece until the mid 7th century B.C.  Once it did however, it quickly became one of the largest and most profitable commodity trade industry ever seen.


Top Prague destinations to learn more about architecture

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Prague should be in your bucket list if you love to know more about architecture. The city practically offers a glimpse of different architectural styles ranging from Baroque, Gothic, Art Noveau, Functionalism, Cubism, and the list goes on. Some even joke that you can get a PhD on architecture when you go on a Prague holiday.

We cannot cover all of the important landmarks for the architecture tour of Prague but we pick some of the best examples.

Charles Bridge (Gothic)


The building of the bridge commenced in 1337 commission by Charles IV and was completed during the 15th century.  The bridge was a vital link between the Prague Castle, the Old Town, and the nearby areas. The Charles Bridge is among the most photographed and visited destinations in this part of the Czech Republic.