Travel Guide: Enjoying the best Vancouver destinations for free

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A recent study named Vancouver among the most expensive cities for residents in North America. If you are planning to have a Vancouver holiday though and have a tight budget, this metro in British Columbia has a lot to offer. You do not have spend a lot if you want to enjoy in the biggest metropolis of Canada.

Nature lovers

There are a lot of places in Vancouver that you can enjoy for free. If you love lush green surroundings and the breeze, walk along the Stanley Park’s seawall trail. Those who want to learn about the plants and wildlife of this region can visit the Lost Lagoon Nature House without buying any ticket to enter. There are also bird watching walks across the park that welcomes any donation to keep them going. Most Vancouver attractions that you can enter for free orthose managed by volunteers will be grateful if you can donate something to help them with their operations.

Budget travel: Affordable Parisian Hotels

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Thinking of traveling to Paris but worried about places to stay, and the high cost of living? Fear not, as there are nice, cozy places where you can stay, which won’t cost you a fortune.

Hotel d’Albion in Eighth Arrondissement

Just several blocks away from the President’s official place on the Rue du Faubourg St. Honore and Champs Elysees is the Rue de Penthievre, which is strangely secluded and quiet, despite its famous neighbors. It is but one of the many properties along the street, but this one definitely has the best value: its 26 rooms may be quite small, but they are chic and contemporary with their wall to wall carpeting, and their fifth floor’s exposed beams. Doubles start at 117 euros.

Hotel Jules and Jim in Third Arrondissement

Best View in Maine: Every Hiker’s Dream Trail

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There are a lot of ways for you to explore Maine. It’s the hiking capital of the US, and if you only have a chance to hike there once and you want the best experience you can ever have, then you better follow our trail.

Managing the Appalachian Trail, Northern Maine

You can always explore the Appalachian Trail any other way, but this particular trail is far removed from civilization. It will make you forget that you’re near any city, and isn’t that what hiking’s all about, to be one with nature and to forget the crowds and the concrete buildings? In this trail, you go straight to Maine’s backwoods. There are no honking horns, not signs of city slickers (save for you), and the best part is, you’re still in control.

The bolivian Death Road

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Or, in spanish, el camino de la muerte. Or Yungas Road, which doesn’t mean anything comparing to death road! It is actually a 69 km road, leading from Bolivia capital La Paz to the city of Coroico in the Amazon jungle. This road was built in 1937 by Paraguayan war prisoners, and the government of Bolivia spared a lot by this road. There are no side protection, nevertheless on one side there is a deep canyon. Going out of the road means no escape.

During the years and centuries the road made many victims, and even today it takes its tribute of 200-300 people yearly. In 1974 Bolivia’s worst car accident took place naturally on Camino de la muerte: an overcrowded bus gone in the canyon killing 100 people.

Death road,Bolivia

Salute: The Strangest Liquors in the World

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Handing out homemade beer at a liquor store, Tom and Athena Seefurth, chefs based in Illinois, surprised several people with the smell of their beers—from garlic to tomatoes. They are also the inventors of “pizza beer.” They thought of creating beer that will match their favorite dishes perfectly, and so came up with pizza beer.

Like these two, people all over the world have created different kinds of liquors, which have become worldwide traditions. Wines have been used during the ancient times as medicine, and though people now no longer use them as such, the recipes have survived, and people continue to enjoy them. When in a foreign country, knocking down that glass of strange liquor is also a great way for you to get to know the culture of the people.

Trump Ocean Club in Panama set to open in Spring of 2011

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Trump has been making some buzz with several hotel openings recently. The company announced that the Trump Ocean Club Hotel and Tower in Panama shall start welcoming guests by Spring next year.

The new hotel is the first venture of Trump in Latin America and is targeted to pamper the rich and elite of the region.

The new 70 storey-high member of the Trump portfolio was designed by Arias Saravia and looks like a majestic sail. Trump of course will not arrive in Latin America quietly and will definitely create some architecture buzz just like that of Trump Soho’s in New York.

The hotel will feature private cabanas, a 10,000 square foot Spa, and designer boutiques on two levels of the hotel. The hotel is sure to attract the business sector with a lot of areas to cater to business meeting, planning, and events with provisions for good presentations and the works.

Atacama desert

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If saw, visited and experimented already Sahara desert or the Death Valley inU.S. you must have been impressed about the tough conditions of life there, due to the extreme lack of moisture. Nevertheless, the world’d driest region is the Atacama Desert, lieing on the Pacific Coast of Chile, and bordering also Peru and Bolivia.


I found Atacama desert amazing and worth to be visited. It really looks like the Planet Mars. It would be something really extraordinary feeling yourself like being on the Mars, but I don’t think you can during this life. Much easier, go and visit Atacama Desert, the soil and the climate is very similar to Mars! NASA performs tests of its extraterestrial vehicles in the Atacama Desert. There are more telescopes in the Atacama Desert (there are no raining clouds there!).

How to Enjoy the Perfect Rome Vacation


colosseum romeRome, also known as the Eternal City, is a very popular tourist destination. If you are planning a visit to Rome, you want to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. While simply visiting this beautiful city is going to be memorable, there are a few things that you should keep in mind if you want the perfect vacation.

1. Planning

No vacation is going to be without its hitches, but if you plan accordingly, your stay in Rome can be nearly perfect. When booking, see if you can get discounts. Check with your travel agent about any specials that you may be able to use to save money. Also remember that booking ahead is the best way to save. Hotels and airlines often offer lower rates for those who book at least six weeks or more in advance. During your planning stage, make a list of things that you want to see and do while you are in Rome. You should note that the Vatican Museum is not open on Sundays and other places may be closed on specific days of the week as well. Plan ahead for the places that you want to visit and take time to do a bit of online research and find out what days you can visit them and during what specific hours of the day.