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Fuji Adds FinePix Z37 to Z Series line of digital cams

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Its rare to find a tech gadget that is designed for those with a fashionable flashy sense and yet have all the cutting edge features that TechNerds die for! Looks like  FUJIFILM U.S.A., is trying to contest that notion!

They’ve announced the coming of the latest entry of their fashionable Z-series line of digital cams – the FinePix Z37. This time though the digital cameras are targeted at both the tech-freak, AND the fashion/trendy consumer! The point is to have the FinePix Z37 not only look good, but to also offer those features that are needed to take great pictures and share them with those you want to, A form Social imagery networking if you will!


Five stops in Zurich: a primer on the places you need to see

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Do you often find yourself smack in the middle of a big, bustling city without a clue as to where you should start your journey? Well, we’re here to help you identify the places you should check out on your travels. Today, we’re taking you around Zurich and pointing out the places you shouldn’t miss.

Swiss National Museum


Our first stop for today is the National Swiss Museum. Now, before you give us that not-another-museum look, listen carefully. When it comes to important artifacts in Switzerland’s culture, there is no better place to visit that the Swiss National Museum; the same actually goes for Swiss culture. The museum is actually housed inside the Chateau de Prangins castle which dates back to the 18th century (if you want to be more precise, the castle was built from 1893 to 1898).


Christmas in Vienna

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Christmas is magic, and Vienna is also magic. Results an extraordinary mix ! Really, a Christmas in Vienna(or Wien, as the locals call their city) is something special and unforgettable.

Vienna has a long history, you can still admire some roman ruins in the city. Up to 1857 the downtown (Innenstadt ) was closed inside a defence wall. On the place of the wall it has been build the Guertel, a wide fancy boulevard.

Quality of life in Vienna is the best worldwide, near Vancouver. There are 100 museums, theaters and opera houses. You may not miss the Christmas Ball at Opera house, as you are in Wien. Important to know: in Vienna are organized more than 200 balls in one year! The locals love parties very much, you can feel it. Mozart, Strauss and Beethoven lived here in Vienna, which was always a cultural city. All these composers live even today in Vienna in a way. They are very present at every step.


The Best Rental Homes in North America

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Hotels are a dime a dozen – why put yourself through the encounter of having just another suitcase in another hall? If you fancy avoiding strangers and relish privacy while traveling, you don’t need to book at the nearest hotel for this. Quite the opposite. Why get a hotel room, when you can rent a home?

Here are some happening addresses to scope out in the North American continent when you want a house instead of dodging strangers in common rooms.

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico: Casa Fryzer


Lagos Travel Guide

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If you should think to an African megacity, this is Lagos without any doubts. It is actually the second African large city (behind Cairo), and also the second African fast growing city (behind Bamako). Lagos is very dynamic, and its population grows with 250 000 people every year, experiencing the Nigerian oil boom. Lagos is one of the wealthiest African cities, and also one of the most expensive.

The ancient Lagos was located on the Lagoon Islands

The ancient Lagos was located on the Lagoon Islands

Lagos is a very old city. Its modern beginnings date back in the XIV th century, when Portuguese explorers gave it the name. During all the Middle Age Lagos was an important center of slaves trade. When Nigeria gained its independence from the British crown in 1950 started the modern boom of Lagos, due to the rich oil reserves of Nigeria.


Top lodges in National Parks in the United States

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The national parks in the United States are probably among the best ideas of this country. Here you get a chance to see and explore nature at its finest. In these national parks, though not all of the, are lodges or inns where you can relax that tired body after a day of being on nature’s trail.

These accommodations are inside the boundaries of the parks, or if not are within a few hops away. They are properties that are beautiful, sustainable, and comfortable while being so close to nature. Here are some of the best examples of these national park inns and lodges:

Crater Lake Lodge in Crater Lake National Park

The national park in Oregon opened back in 1902 while the Crater Lake Lodge took sometime to be completed before opening in 1915. The building was renovated back I 1995. About half of the rooms of the lodge give guests a great view of the blue lake which is considered as the deepest lake in the U.S. Room rates vary from $160 to around $300.


Visiting the Best Islands of Australia

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Australia has long been known as every adventurous traveler’s haven, but if you go here without reading up on the prime spots, the list of places to visit can be pretty overwhelming. Below is a list of the best islands in Australia if the trip you’re looking for is all about ecotourism and nature tripping.

Lord Howe Island

If you’re sick of concrete and the plasticity of coffee shops in the city, the first Australian island you should escape to is Lord Howe. This is 435 miles from Sidney, and retains almost the same landscape it once hand when the New Zealanders and Maoris first landed in it in 1833. The place is the epitome of serenity, and will give you your much-needed space provided that you’re prepared to rough it out.


Travel guide: London tourist traps and some good alternatives

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London might be on any traveler’s wish list. It is a confident and trendsetting city which continues to thrive with new hotels, galleries, boutiques, and restaurants despite the big downturn of the global economy.

A London holiday is undoubtedly expensive with your Heathrow Express ride from airport to the city that costs $50 round trip. Enjoying the best London destinations will also set you back a bit like a small fortune you need to spend for Madame Tussauds or the London Eye.

Here is a quick guide to help you navigate thru London and avoid common pitfalls of unprepared travelers:

Shopping

Harrods has been a a tourist magnet for years now and it is common to see those who are about to fly out of London with their Harrods plastic totes. It might be best for your budget to veer away from Harrods but its Valley of the King inspired Egyptian escalator is always a reason to go.