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Eurasian Travel

February 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Article written by Photo Packager

Looking for a great vacation destination? People say that Asia is the place to go with all of its exotic scenery and various cultural and historical heritage sites. However, there are also those who say Europe is the great vacation destination with all of its renaissance style art and architecture. And then there’s the matter of food! Asia has several unique cuisine that’s full of flavor and spice. And European food is of a whole different taste palette with unique flavors from Italy, France, and the Mediterranean. So you might have quite a dilemma trying to chose between Asia or Europe, so why not go visit the country that’s part of both! Not Russia, as the asian side is usually too cold for tourists, but the other one, Turkey!

                A great place to visit while in that country, is Ephesus Turkey. Ephesus is was an ancient Greek city  the coast of Ionia, and the place is full of ruins of classical Greek architecture. The Library of Celsus is found in the city and is a popular tourist attraction during the summer.

                Another great place to check out while in Turkey is the city if Istanbul. An important city in history, once a hub of trade between Europe and Asia, Istanbul is chock full of great sights and great eats. This city if one of the few in the world that are divided into two continents by the Bosphorus strait. Be sure to go out on an epic adventure while you’re there!

Travel Ephesus offers Istanbul shore excursions, such as Kusadasi shore excursions, as an alternative to  the Cruise Line. Offering affordable, less crowded, and private tours, this company has been offering great Ephesus experience ever since 1996.

Kids and family friendly Disney Cruise Line

February 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Article written by Travel Rapidly 

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The acclaimed Disney Cruise Line operates four family friendly ships. The Disney family includes Disney Wonder (1999), Disney Magic (1998), Disney Dream (2011), and Disney Fantasy (2012). Dream and Fantasy are two decks higher than the other two and comes with a typical passenger count of 3,500 to 4,100. The two older lines, Wonder and Magic, have capacities of 2,400 passengers each. Onboard you will find a Walt Disney Theater and Buena Vista Cinema. On Wonder and Magic you will also find Disney Digital 3-D to give you a cinema experience using lasers, fog, streamers, and special lighting effects. What a delight for kids. All four ships carry a pool that is more geared for families and water play activities for kids and toddlers.

Disney line destinations include Europe, Panama Canal, Caribbean, Alaska, Pacific coast, Bahamas and the Transatlantic. Disney intends to give a premium cruise experience for its customers especially for kids and parents. Each line provides major dining experiences of Italy, Caribbean and others. Many rave about good quality food they provide to customers of all ages. You can find family friendly cabins in all of its ships. If you don’t like screaming kids, Disney line is not for you.

Easy Car Service in the Grand Cayman

February 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

By Andy’s Rent-A-Car

If you find yourself in the Grand Cayman Islands, take time to explore the Island the way the locals do, by foot, in the city centers, or explore the whole island by automobile. Aside from the many in-land tourist attractions, there are many off site locations too for you and your family to enjoy! If you do choose to take an automobile, consider taking one of the many Rental cars in Grand Cayman.

Choose only Trustworthy Rentals

When in the Grand Cayman islands, choose to rent only from a trusted rental service. This will avoid hassles during your trip, and ensure that you will avoid break-downs, or worse, untoward incidents during your trip. When choosing your rental service, ask around for reviews from friends, co-workers, or even travel guides to ensure that you are dealing with a reputable company that will provide not just good service, but also value for money.

Plan Ahead

During peak season, rental queues can get pretty long, so make sure to give yourself ample time to select, and book your rental service. Most grand caymans car rental services offer advanced booking, ensuring that you and your family will always have a rental car available when you arrive. Make sure you also select a vehicle suitable for the size of your traveling party, and when unsure, select a size bigger to ensure everyone has a seat for the ride. Planning ahead is crucial in ensuring not just a worry-free, trip, but an enjoyable one as well!

Andy’s Rent-A-Car is a company offering quality grand caymans car rentals. Visit the site to book a rental for your next trip to the Grand Caymans.

You Can’t Beat Bear Watching

February 17, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

There are only so many types of vacations you can take. Especially if you stick in North America, your options are mainly limited. That’s probably why so many people just take the easy way out and go visit a theme park or see our nation’s capital. It’s a comfortable choice and you can just follow everyone else’s footsteps.

But that’s also so predictable and boring, especially when you consider all the adventures you can have when you go Alaska sightseeing. This country’s biggest state will not disappoint for those looking to take in an eyeful of something spectacular.

One great example is Alaska bear viewing. Until you’ve seen an Alaskan grizzly bear it can be hard to appreciate what North America’s largest land mammal really looks like up close. They’re huge! But don’t worry; the professionals in charge of your visit will make sure you never get too close so you have nothing to fear.

Still, you’ll log plenty of time observing them in their natural habitats and seeing them interact with one another. Depending on when you visit, you might even get to say hi to one of their cubs!

When it’s time for your next vacation, choose something on the wild side.

When you decide to take a vacation that involves something different, you need to check out Breakaway Adventure. They don’t do normal trips; you’ll get to go see the giant glaciers or take a trip to the Anan Bear Observatory and see North America’s biggest land mammals up close and personal.

Fun Things to Do When in New Jersey

February 16, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

By Ebergen county homes

If you’re visiting to look at Wyckoff real estate, you may be wondering how you can spend your free time. Depending on when you get done with Ebergen county homes, it’s likely you’ll want to take in some more of New Jersey, especially if you’re planning on making the place your home.

One fun attraction the whole family will enjoy is Liberty Science Center. This place is far more than just your average museum though. It also includes a zoo and aquarium. Everyone will quickly discover why so many people in the tri-state area make time for this amazing attraction whenever they can.

Get a unique view of New Jersey by taking a scenic flight via helicopter. Because of New Jersey’s underappreciated natural beauty, including their shoreline helicopter rides have become big business. If you want to get a feel for where your new home really is in comparison to everything else, this is one of the best ways to do it.

For a piece of old school New Jersey, you’ll want to check out Jenkinson’s Boardwalk. This historic attraction will take you across gorgeous Point Pleasant Beach and provide you with plenty of options for enjoying the Jersey of yesteryear.

With so much to do in New Jersey, it can be tough knowing where to start. The above options are a lot of fun though and will leave you with plenty of memories.

Ebergen County Homes can help you find the Bergen county homes or Glen Rock real estate you’ve been waiting for.

Top Attractions in Paris

February 15, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

By French Experience

If you plan on taking Paris tours you can’t go wrong by choosing EUROQUEST TRAVEL GROUP. They have the experience you want from a company to see the most of the City of Light in the least amount of time and at the most affordable rate.

One place you’ll of course need to see is the legendary Louvre. There is no art museum on the entire planet that is more famous and it’s not just because of The DaVinci Code.

Not too far away is arguably the world’s most famous cathedral as well. The Cathedral of Notre Dame has iconic architecture and was also featured in a starring role in Victor Hugo’s the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

No trip to Paris would be complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower. There is no single monument or attraction that has come to represent the city more. You can take your picture outside it or take an elevator up and get a view from the inside. If you plan far enough in advance, you can also take in a meal from the restaurant installed in the tower.

With so much to do, you could easily spend years exploring Paris. But the three attractions described above are without a doubt the most iconic in the whole of the city.

For Paris sightseeing, you can’t go wrong with the French Experience. Whether you’d like to just visit le louvre or take day long Paris excursions, they’re the company that can help.

Seeing More of the Caymans by Buying Property There

February 14, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Written by Rem Services

People who leave their vacation at the Cayman Islands often can’t wait to make plans to return immediately. That’s because everyone knows the Cayman Islands are like paradise lost for those of us not from the area.

But things always come up and there’s always a reason not to get back as soon as possible and enjoy some of the best diving in the entire world, amazing weather and an economy free of taxes.

That’s why so many people have gotten into Cayman Islands residential leasing. The idea is that you purchase a property down there so you always have a reservation waiting for you. No more trying to get a spot in your favorite hotel only to hear about the line ahead of you.

However, there’s another reason people buy homes down there. It’s because with the right Grand Cayman property management team behind you, you can actually rent your property out to other tourists while you’re not there. Now you have a very real real-estate investment churning passive income for you while you’re not even around.

When it’s time to take your next trip, you might decide to live off that money while you’re down there. You can also use it to pay off the property sooner than you otherwise would.

Rem Services is a company that helps people from all over the world find Cayman condo rentals they love. These people can then use Rem Services to manage their property so they can see annual returns.

Chinese New Year in Hong Kong

February 13, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

This article was written by Phin Upham.

From the 25th of January to the 16th of February, the city of Hong Kong is alive with a festival that happens once a year. The ringing of the Chinese New Year is one of the biggest festivals on the lunar calendar. Over the course of 15 days, guests are treated to traditional and modern customs that have evolved to celebrate the occasion. The New Year is a time for everyone to pray for good fortune, to rekindle family relationships and celebrate the successes of the past year.

On New Year’s Eve, freshly cleaned homes show off red banners on their front doors while families enjoy a New Year’s meal inside. The day of, the people of Hong Kong like to burn incense at the temples and reconnect with family and friends. From then on, the festival features fireworks and celebrations of good fortune. Hong Kong shuts down for almost three entire days during Chinese New Year, but the doors re-open on day four.

The final day is a great lantern celebration known as the Spring Lantern Festival. The residents of Hong Kong display traditional lanterns and even riddle each other about lanterns. While the city of Hong Kong is unquestionably modern, Chinese New Year offers guests the chance to enjoy rich Chinese traditions and customs.


About the Author: Phin Upham is an investor at a family office/hedgefund, where he focuses on special situation illiquid investing. Before this position, Phin Upham was working at Morgan Stanley in the Media and Telecom group. You may contact Phin on his Phin Upham website

Top Hotels in Bora Bora

February 7, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

This article was written by Phin Upham

Bora Bora is the embodiment of an island paradise. Its clear blue waters and picturesque mountain ranges make for an outdoor splendor unlike anywhere else in the world. The lush tropical atmosphere of the islands is also a part of the numerous luxury hotels one can find dotting the landscape. Before you book your flight, take a look at some of Bora Bora’s finest hotels to see where you’d like to relax and get away from it all.

St. Regis

St. Regis sits across 44 acres of pristine-white sands and a lagoon. The villas are over-water structures balanced on stilts, which present the warm glow of the island at night to all who stay there. Guests are also treated to the rising majesty of Mount Otemanu, which is an ever-present symbol of the luxury and lavishness of St. Regis.

Sofitel

This beachside resort occupies an entire island all on its own. You can choose from bungalows at beachside, in the water or on the hillside. The hotel also features a top-rated restaurant and cocktail bar, complete with fine wine cellar and cigar bar. The hotel is close to just about everything via boat, so catch a ride to another island for a massage or some shopping.

Hilton

The Nui resort and spa is a place where all your dreams can come true everyday you stay there. This hotel also occupies its own private island, and guests can choose to rent a studio or a one-bedroom suite on the island’s beautiful sandy beaches.

Also see some pics from Bora Bora by Phin Upham on Daily Motion:

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About the Author: Phin Upham is an investor at a family office/hedgefund, where he focuses on special situation illiquid investing. Before this position, Phin Upham was working at Morgan Stanley in the Media and Telecom group. You may contact Phin on his Phin Upham website