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Explore new Routes with Bikely and MotoWhere

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It can be quite tricky traversing a car dominated city by bicycle, particularly when you need to travel an unknown route to a new destination. But the chances are, someone has cycled that way before you. I have discovered a website that makes it easy to show you the best possible way to your destination.

For those of you who are into cycling and would like to discover new routes and places in United States, Europe and other countries need to check out Bikely. A free web-service that allows you to browse bicycle routes that are shared by other cyclists from around the world.

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Bikely allows you to browse up to 100,000 bicycle routes. You can even add yours if it isn’t mentioned on the website yet. To narrow down your search you can also search for bike trails by country, by specific location and filter results by length of the route.


Thailand – 5 Years Later

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In 2004, one of the worst natural disasters in recent memory occurred: a 9.3 magnitude earthquake in the middle of the Indian Ocean. The earthquake, not so devastating; the tsunami on the other hand, decimated many regions in southeast Asia. There is no official figure, but estimates peg the casualties to be around 230,000 people across 14 countries. It sounds pretty hard to believe, but it’s been 5 years since.

Thailand was one of the hardest countries hit by the tsunami, with an estimated 6,000 people killed by the tsunami. Even more shocking was the massive amount of structural damage – entire cities destroyed. If not by flood, then by debris – the tsunami carried boats dozens of miles to the interior, and there’s no doubt the boats took out many structures along the way. One of the hardest hit areas were the tourist areas like Phuket and Phi Phi. Anyone that came to visit in 2005 would have been met with destruction and decay. But how’s the tourism industry doing now?


Munich Hotels

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If you’re traveling to Munich any time soon, then you might be trying to find some Munich hotels to stay in. There are many websites that can assist you with your search. Some of them even offer customer reviews that might help you make a decision. But most decisions, even ones regarding which Munich hotels to stay in, are never easy.

Face it. If you don’t have a good hotel experience, that can ruin your whole vacation. It really can. So one of the most important parts of your trip could be making sure, absolutely sure, that you choose the right hotel or hotels for you.

In your search for Munich hotels, think about what your vacation is all about. Is it about pampering and relaxing? Is it about running from attraction to attraction and going home more exhausted than when you left? Is your vacation a trip for two…or more?


7 Towns across the globe with embarrassing names

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These towns on this list might be nice travel destinations. Honestly, I have not been to any of them but surely their names make a lot of people smile.

Wank, Germany

According to recent surveys, the hotels in Wank have the highest rates of single occupancy.

Condom, France

We got a feeling that unwanted pregnancies are not a major concern in this corner of France.

Shitterton, UK

The folks here just are in dire need to go.

Bendova in the Czech Republic

The people here will just do anything to please anyone.

Moron, Andalusia

A highly recommended destination for those seeking higher learning.

Middlefart, Denmark

This is your midpoint on your way to Shitterton.

Accident, Maryland

It just happens to be there. Nobody knows why.


How to Save Money During the Holidays

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Let’s face it, no matter how much you love the holidays it can be the stressful time of the year, and by the time the end of December  rolls around, you are probably ready to pull out your hair in frustration. From the crowded stores, to the sold out items, to the parties, to the preparation, it can be hard to keep up, and with all of that stress the last thing you want to be worried about is your bank account.

That’s why I have a few tips to help you to save a little of that hard earned cash during the holidays, and lessen the Christmas load.


Nicaragua Vacation

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If you’re thinking about taking a trip to Central America, a Nicaragua vacation might be just what you’re looking for.


World’s Most Beloved Cities

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Why so many people go to Sidney, Buenos Aires etc while other destinations remain completely exotic, undiscovered and not visited? Hard to answer this questions! Fact is, that any city develops its own personality. And this personality may be attractive, or not.
There are some criteria for a city to become very beloved among tourist : prices; availability of hotels, hostels and private rooms; availability of restaurants; near attractions; kindness, friendliness and behaviour  of the locals etc. It is a select club, very difficult to enter. I will present you under a list of the world’s most beloved cities for 2008, which are similar with the precedent lists of 2007, 2006 etc. Thus, this is also a list with interesting cities to do for 2009!

1. Bangkok

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2.Buenos Aires

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3.Cuzco,Peru

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4.Rome.

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5. Sydney

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6.New York


Golf Travel: Villingili Resort in Maldives opens 9-hole course

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Shangri-La owned Villingili Resort in Maldives has now a new offering for its guests who might just be missing to swing their golf clubs. The resort and spa recently opened the first 9-hole golf course in Maldives.

The new Villingili Golf Course that was conceptualized and built by Shangri-La Hotels cover about 7.5 hectares of land south of the island that were previously undeveloped.

The official opening ceremonies happened over the weekend in the presence of government officials, special guests, and hotel executives.

This is a great addition to the experience of the sport minded traveler to Maldives. The golf course has a lush tropical landscape and the vast Indian Ocean as its backdrop.

Most of the holes are par 3 with an average length of 123.4 yards. The course was designed to suit the skills of beginners of the game and golfing aficionados. The developers just enhanced the natural terrain to highlight the beautiful scenery natural to Maldives.