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Inn-dulgence With “Ruff” and Relaxation at Pet Friendly B&Bs

Inn-dulgence With “Ruff” and Relaxation at Pet Friendly B&Bs

Unconditional love – it’s what pets give every single day. If you’re a pet owner, you understand the special place they hold in our hearts. When you’ve had a tough day at work you can be sure a wagging tail (and maybe a happy bark), or a soft purr and a rub are waiting to greet you. Your mood can go from blue to new just by walking through your front door.

When the time comes to leave for a getaway, it’s hard to look into those puppy dog eyes and say good-bye. Fido and Fluffy are like family members, so leaving them behind is especially hard. Luckily, there are many B&Bs that allow pets to accompany you on a getaway, depending on size and behavior. Pet-friendly B&Bs provide amenities for your furry friend, including beds, water dishes, toys and treats.

August 28, 2013 | By More
Return From Vacation Feeling 10 Years Younger – Best Spa Treatments in Bali

Return From Vacation Feeling 10 Years Younger – Best Spa Treatments in Bali

Bali is one of the most famous islands in the world, welcoming tourists from across the globe each year. Bali is considered to be a place for joy and relaxation; and its rich culture, mysterious legends, warm climate and friendly local people are a rare treasure. One of the main attractions that makes Bali so popular is the large number of spa and beauty treatment centres.

The spa treatments perfected in Bali have been adopted by premier spas resorts across the globe. Here’s a guide to navigating your way through the many luxurious spa treatments that will guarantee you full body and mind relaxation.

August 26, 2013 | By More
How To Keep Kids Entertained on Long Haul Flights

How To Keep Kids Entertained on Long Haul Flights

Long haul flights are taxing for everyone and children in particular can struggle with being restricted whilst flying to a far away location. Other than the standard in-flight films, colouring books and things to read there is very little for children to do. This is why it is always best to be prepared for the length of the flight and do everything you can to keep your children entertained.

Preparation Is Essential. You need to begin to prepare your children for what to they will experience on the flight a few weeks in advance. This way they will be aware of what will be happening, how they will feel, and what the outcome of the flight will be. It’s especially important to explain about seat belts and why everyone will be seated and buckled in for take off and landing.

August 15, 2013 | By More
From Reggae To Rasta:  Where To Find The Best Nightlife in Jamaica

From Reggae To Rasta: Where To Find The Best Nightlife in Jamaica

Jamaica is the land of Reggae, Rasta, and Radiance. While it’s one of the best Caribbean Islands for those who want to be a part of the intoxicating nightlife, the island also has a high crime rate. This fact really scared me as I was planning my trip to Jamaica in 2010. I had already bought my tickets and booked my hotels, so I did a little research and decided I would not let myself be a victim.

Before embarking on any Jamaican adventure, you will need to know where to stay safe and still have a blast. My month long vacation to Jamaica was probably the best month of my life and it all started in….

August 13, 2013 | By More
Travel Guide to Free Things to do in New York City

Travel Guide to Free Things to do in New York City

New York City is a magnet for travelers both foreign and domestic. And it’s no surprise: NYC is packed with sights, sounds and people from all walks of life. Although the cost of living in New York is notoriously high, the cost of visiting doesn’t have to be. New York City has a lot to offer for travelers with a tiny budget.

If you’re looking for a few days’ worth of sightseeing without going broke, these activities, museums and memorials are absolutely free:

Be in the studio audience for a late-night show. New York is home to The Late Show, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live and more. Tickets to see a taping are free, but they can be hard to get ahold of. Check a show’s website to find out how to reserve tickets. Plan far in advance to boost your chances of gaining admission to your favorite show.

August 2, 2013 | By More
Best Hollywood Celebrity Tours To Fill Your Autograph Book

Best Hollywood Celebrity Tours To Fill Your Autograph Book

When I walk through Hollywood and see the unending throngs of tourists crowded into open trucks and tour buses around the neighborhood — cameras at the ready — I always wonder how they separate the few really awesome celebrity tours from the overwhelming multitude that are cheesy, overpriced, and don’t feature anything involving any real celebrities.

If you’re from out of town, I could drive you into Beverly Hills, point to a big house, and say, “Denzel Washington lives there.” Would you ever know the difference? Follow this inside guide and land on a tour that truly is a road map to the stars.

July 23, 2013 | By More
Wonderlust and Wine – Memorable Walks in Tuscany

Wonderlust and Wine – Memorable Walks in Tuscany

For many visitors to Italy, Tuscany is the region that surpasses all others. The cultural and historical significance of Florence and other Tuscan towns rival the most popular locations anywhere in Europe. In addition, the famed rolling hills of vineyards and olive groves provide a plethora of excellent walking routes that balance beautifully with the man-made splendour of the cities. These scenic walks will not only reveal the natural beauty of the landscape, but enables travelers to feast on the fine rustic cuisine of the area and sample the superb wines produced in this exquisite part of the world. In the past decade Tuscany has become one of, if not, the most popular tourist destination in Italy.

July 22, 2013 | By More
Feel The Healing Powers of Ancient Travertine Infinity Pools in Pamukkale, Turkey

Feel The Healing Powers of Ancient Travertine Infinity Pools in Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale means Cotton Castle in Turkish. This is a place where hot calcium- laden waters spring from the ground, fall over a cliff and form magnificent shining white terraces and pools filled with warm water. In this place of natural beauty, Roman royalty once created at spa center in the second century BC. They built the spa city of Hierapolis around a holy hot-water spring. The Sacred Pool is still present today and travelers can bathe there for a fee.

Calcium carbonate, also known as travertine, is created with the reaction of calcium to hydrogen carbonate, which are present in the water. This makes the whole area brilliantly white and the sediment has created the pool formations.

July 19, 2013 | By More
Top Chicago Sightseeing Attractions For A Memorable Visit

Top Chicago Sightseeing Attractions For A Memorable Visit

There’s no place like Chicago! The Windy City is known for more than just the weather. Chicago is also known for the number of skyscrapers it has, which is why it is also known as the city of big shoulders. The museums and theaters in Chicago are some of the greatest in the world. While there are hundreds of interesting places to visit in Chicago, below is a list of the must-see attractions for any first-time visitor to this exciting city.

June 25, 2013 | By More
BnB Road Trip Getaways Along America’s Favorite Byways

BnB Road Trip Getaways Along America’s Favorite Byways

Ah, summer… There’s something about the bright sunshine and warm weather that makes you want to pack up your car and head out onto the open road. If you need another reason, the classic road trip comedy, Vacation, is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. So, you may want to take a cue from the Griswolds and plan one of your own!

While the idea of spending countless hours in a car might strike fear in your heart, it’s an adventurous way to get up close and personal with the wondrous, natural beauty of North America. When you’re ready to veer off-road to recharge and refresh your batteries, make a pit stop at one of the many B&Bs near these famous byways before mapping out your next excursion:

June 20, 2013 | By More
10 Most Entertaining Things To Do In Marbella

10 Most Entertaining Things To Do In Marbella

Spain is more than just a holiday destination offering a sun kissed lifestyle for over 3.8 million expats. The city of Marbella on the southeastern coast of Spain is generally regarded as the crème-de-la-crème for vacation properties in Spain. Marbella is well known for its champagne lifestyle and indulgent quality of life. We have listed the best things to do in this area showing why it has remained a premium safe-haven for foreign investors.

Marbella is famed for its golf championships and beautifully manicured golf courses. There are over 50 golf courses on the coast to choose from all within a 30 minute drive from Marbella.

June 17, 2013 | By More
How to Turn a Short Break into an Adventure of a Lifetime

How to Turn a Short Break into an Adventure of a Lifetime

If, like me, you work full time and only get a precious few days off but also have an insatiable desire to travel, then the chances are you want to make the most out of any trip.

Those on extended trips have the time and space to go in search of adventure unlike those of us who may only be able to take a short three day break. These shorter excursions requires a certain kind of rigid planning to ensure you see and do everything you want to within your limited timeframe. For some people, this may blitz any sense of adventure but, from experience, there are a number of ways you can guarantee an adventurous break without having to sacrifice a whole lot.

June 11, 2013 | By More
Top Things To Do in Bridgetown Barbados

Top Things To Do in Bridgetown Barbados

It’s often hard to choose a place to go on holiday and then there’s the task of actually planning your supposedly ‘relaxing’ time away with things to do and see. If your destination is Barbados, we have great advice on what to do and how to spend two days in the capital city of Bridgetown.

Day One: A bit of historical sightseeing would be the perfect way to start your day off, so pop along to see the bronze statue of Admiral Lord Nelson in what was known as Barbados’ Trafalgar Square (renamed later as National Hero’s Square). The statue is situated across from the Barbados Parliament buildings and was erected there in 1813. Remember to keep your wits about you however, and avoid wearing flashy jewellery in order to escape the attention of any pickpockets who may be operating in the area.

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How To Keep Lilacs From Wilting

How To Keep Lilacs From Wilting

It seems I wait all year long for the precious few weeks of lilac season in New England.  One of the very first purchases we made after buying our first home was to add a purple lilac bush.  And like you, I have always found it frustrating to find them wilting after just a few […]

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Most Popular Sites For Red Sea Holidays

Most Popular Sites For Red Sea Holidays

I first took a Red Sea holiday in the late 1990s, having studied Arabian history and culture, and spent the six weeks following my graduation travelling around the region with three friends. Much has changed in the 15 years since we took our tour, and some of the countries that we visited, such as Sudan […]

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5 Must See Seattle Experiences

5 Must See Seattle Experiences

Here’s Our Recommendation For 5 Seattle Experiences You Simply Must See It’s famous for coffee, rain, and airplanes. It’s the birthplace of grunge and Microsoft, and the hometown of Dr. Frasier Crane and the setting for Grey’s Anatomy. It has one of the world’s most iconic skylines, surrounded on all sides by astonishing natural beauty. […]

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Guide To Visiting The Uffizi Gallery in Florence

Guide To Visiting The Uffizi Gallery in Florence

  How To Sample the Delights of the Uffizi, Florencene The legendary Uffizi Gallery in Florence is considered one of the world’s oldest art museums and possesses what may be the greatest collection of Renaissance art found anywhere. The Uffizi was built in 1560 for the ruling Medici family to serve as a complex of […]

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Where To Find The Most Fun Bars in Las Vegas

Where To Find The Most Fun Bars in Las Vegas

Where will you find the most fun bars in Las Vegas? Well, not all bars and restaurants in Las Vegas are created equal. Other than serving delicious drinks and food, many are offering something that others don’t – something really fun and entertaining.  Some have way more fun factor than others. Here are five of […]

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Essential Tips For Driving in St. Lucia

Essential Tips For Driving in St. Lucia

5 Must-Know Tips for Driving in St Lucia St Lucia is a beautiful Caribbean island and one well worth exploring. It may be small at just 617 square kilometres but great things come in small packages. The islands rocky mainland is covered with lush green rainforest which is home to a variety of tropical plants […]

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Guide To The Best Eco-Lodges of Costa Rica

Guide To The Best Eco-Lodges of Costa Rica

The eco-lodges of Costa Rica are one of a kind because they offer a fantastic experience through which you can enjoy the natural beauty of this country like never before. These lodges have accommodation units that include eco-friendly furnishings and they take up practices to help conserve the environment. Lodges are situated in close proximity […]

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