How To Cross Time Zones Without Jet Lag

Word Count: 379 Summary: Imagine counting down the days towards a great trip–that took careful planning and saving–only to step off the plane and want to sleep for three days. Fortunately there are ways to avoid jet lag. Keywords: How To Cross Time Zones Without Jet Lag Article Body: Imagine counting down the days towards a great trip-that took careful planning and saving-only to step off the plane and want to sleep for three days. Or landing in Dubai and going straight to a meeting where all the participants are discussing very important deals, only to be falling asleep at the conference table. Jet lag is a common drawback to long-distance travel; symptoms include exhaustion, dry skin, dehydration, muscle tension …

How To Create Your Own Travel Discounts!

Word Count: 384 Summary: Why not take the initiative and find your own ways to cheap travel by making your own discount? As you know, hotel and rental car owners don’t just offer you discounts at random. Usually, they offer discounts during off-peak seasons. As a savvy traveller, do you know that you can take the initiative and create your own travel discounts easily? Below are some quick and easy methods for doing so: – If you’re planning to stay for more than a week, call the hotel that you’d wa… Keywords: travel discount,travel discounts,hotel,hotels,travel,cheap hotel Article Body: Why not take the initiative and find your own ways to cheap travel by making your own discount? As you know, hotel …

How To Choose The Right Travel Agent For The Very Best Cruise Experience

Word Count: 1163 Summary: Taking a cruise is one of the best travel vacations you will ever have. But the most important thing is choosing the right travel agent for booking your cruise vacation. Here are cruise tips for picking the right agent and getting the best price. Keywords: Travel agent,cruises,cruising,cruise travel,cruise reviews,cruise tips,cruise specialist,travel insurance Article Body: Choosing a travel agent should be easy. Go to travel agents that specialize in cruising. I cannot stress this enough. There agencies that book cruises only and then there are agents within Travel Agencies that are specialists in cruising. Either one of these will fit the bill. Ask the agent a lot of questions, like what cruise lines that agent has sailed …

How to choose Discount Lodging in Rome

Word Count: 471 Summary: In order to find discount lodging in Rome, one needs to first become familiar with the term pension. Keywords: Rome Hotels Article Body: In order to find discount lodging in Rome, one needs to first become familiar with the term pension. A pension is like a hotel, only it tends to be smaller. In addition, the price of the room at a pension includes the price of meals. Some tourists who seek discount lodging have chosen to request mezza pension, which means half-pension. This means that the tourist will pay for eating at the pension for only one meal a day (in addition to breakfast). Whichever arrangement the tourist selects, she or he is guaranteed a …

A day in Florence between food and art

Let’s start with wine bars and cafes! In Italy bars are literally on every corner. Do not confuse them with the classic American bars. Italian bars ( or caffè) serve café, cappuccinos, hot chocolates, tea, light snacks and aperitifs. We recommend in particular 2 historic places. The Gilli which is a wine bar and restaurant and since 1733 it has been serving also all kinds of treats and light meals.. (Piazza della Repubblica,ph: +39 055 213 896). And just in front the Giubbe Rosse Cafè where you can have brunch from 9€ or a complete menu from 18€ ( Piazza della Repubblica 13/14; ph: +39 055 212 280). Tip: a coffee is way too cheaper (up to 1€) at the …

A Day At Koh Larn

Visiting Koh Larn, or the coral island is a great change of pace from Pattaya. My first trip to Koh Larn was a spur of the moment mini-adventure. I was talking with a young lady in a bar and she asked me where I had visited in Thailand. I rattled off a bunch of cities from north to south and then she asked if I had ever been to Koh Larn. I told her no and she said she had never been either. It was decided then and there that we would take the short trip the next day. We spent the night together and made arrangements for the boat ride and tour at one of the many street vendor …

A Basic Traveller’s Kit Guide

Never be caught unprepared during a trip. Plan ahead and stuff your bag with essentials things you need. The better prepared you are, the more fun you will have on the trip. Here’s a checklist of what should be inside your traveler’s kit. *Medicine Kit Never assume that no mishaps will happen on a trip. Even minor bruises should be taken care of. Always keep your first- aid kit handy. Treating wounds Bring along a roll of bandage, safety pins and scissors. Tweezers might be needed to pull out foreign materials that penetrate the skin. Bring ointments and alcohols for treating abrasions. If you are prone to allergies and itching, antihistamine medications like Benadryl should be handy. Common medicine Carry …

22 Lanzarote Attractions – Mirador Del Rio, Jameous Del Agua and La Cueva de los Verdes

It is possible to do these three attractions in a single day providing you set out early and plan your day. As we live in Playa Blanca, we travelled north on the LZ-2 via San Bartholme and Teguise into the mountains in the north where we made our first stop at the Mirador Del Rio. This is a cafeteria cut into the mountains in the north and has the most spectacular views of the island you could possible want to see, so a camera is a must. After a drink and a snack, we continued North and then turned at the top of the island and made our descent to sea level, where we saw an array of different coloured …

21 Lanzarote Attractions – Timanfaya

The Montañas del Fuego (Fire Mountains), to give them there proper name were created in the 1730’s when more than 100 volcanos in what is now the National Park, rose up to devastate the southern part of the island. Eruptions lasted for six years and several villages were completely destroyed. The last eruption on the island was in 1824. Because Lanzarote has such low rainfall (and therefore a lack of erosion) the area appears much as it did at the time and in 1968 the area was declared a national park “Parque Nacional de Timanfaya”. We decided to make a full day of this trip and we firmly believe that this a must see for any visitor to the island, …

20 Safety Tips for Budget Travelers

1) When taking taxis from an airport to your hotel, travel in the more expensive airport taxis and ensure that the drivers have official identification. Never take a taxi waiting outside the airport grounds. I know this sounds extreme, but it is by far better to be safe then sorry. 2) When traveling from your hotel to the airport, go with a taxi recommended by the hotel. Again, taxi’s can be very dangerous. I can’t express that enough. 3) Try not to arrive in a new city or town late at night. This can just go wrong in a number of ways. It is much easier getting checked in during the day time and security at night in certain areas …

17 Lanzarote Beaches – Haria

Haria is the most northern of Lanzarotes seven municipalities. It can thank the Sahara Desert and strong winds for what some regard as Lanzarote finest beaches. The entire coastline is known as Malpaís de la Corona (“badlands”) and is strewn with white and golden sand which mingles intimately with volcanic magma forming small sheltered bays (a number of which are featured in this article), which are ideal for swimming. This preominently rural area harbours many of the natural marvels of Lanzarote such as Jameos del Agua and La Cueva de Los Verdes (See my related article 23xx on these attractions). Our first of five beaches being reviewed in this area is known as El Caletón Blanco (“The big inlet”) measuring …

16 Lanzarote Beaches – Teguise

Teguise is one of the largest and most popular of Lanzarotes seven municipalities. It includes Famara (in the north) and Costa Teguise, (in the south). If your mathematical formula for fun on the beach is “Water=Waves”, then you should be heading for the northern coastline that takes in Famara (and neighbouring La Santa – See article “13 Lanzarote beaches – Tinajo”). Our first of six beaches being reviewed in this area is known as Famara, measuring 6 kilometres long by 100 m (the biggest beach in Lanzarote). Fine golden sand, a constant wind and ever present strong swells against a backdrop of mountains makes this worth visiting, but the strong currents in this area can be a problem, so keep …

15 Lanzarote Beaches – Arrecife

Arrecife is the smallest of the islands seven municipalities and house the islands new capital (having taken over the mantel from Teguise at the end of the 18th century). Like neighbouring San Bartholme, there are relatively few beaches in this area, although the two that follow are well a visit. Arrecife (the name originates from the abundance of reefs and islets along its short coast), has a skyline totally dominated by the islands tallest building (the Grand Hotel) which you may have seen during your approach to the airport. The first beach is known as El Reducto, a picturesque European Union, ‘Blue Flag’ beach set in an almost enclosed bay and measuring half a kilometre by 45m wide with calm …

14 Tips for a Stress Free Flight

Traveling can be a stressful event and airplane travel is tops on the list of the stressors that we experience on what is supposed to be an exciting and fun event. A few simple steps can remove most of the stress of air travel. Things to do before travel day: 1) Pack your bags. Make sure all your packing is done at least the night before and that you have all your bags in one central location for easy and complete loading into your car or taxi. 2) Have all your travel paperwork organized and in one central location. 3) Make a checklist of all the things you want to check to secure your home before you leave and walk …

14 Lanzarote Beaches – San Bartholme

San Bartholme is the most central of the islands seven municipalities separating the two contrasting landscapes of the north and south of the island. There are relatively few beaches in this area, although we did have visited three on our many trips to the area. The first beach is known as Guacimeta. This 1,050m stretch of beach of toasted sand and calm waters is quite exceptional as beaches go, except that it’s a bit too close to the airport for my liking. Parking was good and it can be accessed via guaguas (autobus). There are Shops, Bar/Restaurants, Public telephones and a pleasant promenade so it’s nevertheless a beach worth a visit. The second beach is in a semi-developed area beside …

13 Lanzarote Beaches – Tinajo

Tinajo is located in the central north part of Lanzarote and considered by many to have the best surfing conditions in Europe. Elements of the coastline have become synonymous with the term “The Hawaii of Europe”. The first of two beaches takes us to La Santa, in a village by the same name and developed around a natural lagoon that borders a little peninsula. This relatively quiet area is dominated by the internationally famous hotel and sports complex, known as Club La Santa, a ‘winter’ training ground for international sports stars. If you are into active sports or simply want to maintain your fitness regime whilst on holiday or if you want to pamper yourself whilst your partner ‘does his …