If you are going to San Francisco

Word Count: 544 Summary: One of the most vibrant and picturesque cities in the United States, San Francisco attracts a lot of tourists every year. San Francisco offers a significant number of cultural attractions and world famous landmarks, all in the surroundings of impressive natural beauty. Keywords: hotels Article Body: One of the most vibrant and picturesque cities in the United States, San Francisco attracts a lot of tourists every year. San Francisco offers a significant number of cultural attractions and world famous landmarks, all in the surroundings of impressive natural beauty. The first settlement here was built in the end of the XVI century by the Spanish conquers and received its name in honor of Saint Francisc. Now San …

An Overview of Japan for Travelers

Word Count: 541 Summary: For such a tiny total landmass, Japan has left an undeniable stamp on human history. If you are considering Japan as a destination, here is an overview of the country. Keywords: japan, asia, japanese, emperor, world war I, world war II, allies, toyko, Article Body: For such a tiny total landmass, Japan has left an undeniable stamp on human history. If you are considering Japan as a destination, here is an overview of the country. An Overview of Japan for Travelers Extending along the eastern coast of Asia, Japan is a country consisting of a collection of islands. The mainland, as we think of it, is the island of Honshu. There are three other large islands, …

Lake Tahoe

The discovery of Lake Tahoe in 1844 was an accidental one. John C. Fremont was searching for the Buenaventura River. From what was probably Red Lake Peak, Fremont moved his eyes towards the west, and noticed a singled-out pass. In the excitement of finding a way through the threatening heights, Fremont forgot to name the gorgeous lake he had just discovered. After achieving his goal, he did rectify his error and called the lake ‘Lake Bonpland’ after a French explorer. The lake, however, was never referred to by this name; indeed, for some reason it was called ‘Lake Bigler’. This continued until 1862 when an admirer of the basin, William Henry Knight, decided to call it ‘Lake Tahoe’. Development of …

No! We’re Not There Yet!- Surviving the Family Road Trip

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, travel is increasing every year and it is predicted that even more people will be on the road this year. Traveling with the family can be a great way to spend quality time together but it can also be stressful. Increase your chances of a fun, stress-free and safe vacation by following these simple tips: • Beat boredom with child’s play. Are we there yet? What is it about these words that go straight to a parent’s spine? Keep kids entertained with some great car games that make getting where you’re going half the fun. Magnetic board games, portable video games and classics such as the license plate game, “I Spy” and the …

Popular Vacation Spots that are perfect for the Holidays

Many people get time off over the holidays, and they want to make the most of that time. There are plenty of places where you can spend the holidays enjoying a lovely vacation. Disneyland and Disney World are among the busiest places on holidays, including Christmas day. People of all ages find the magic kingdoms to be a delightful place to make memories for the holidays with their entire family. Since Thanksgiving falls on a Thursday, many people find themselves with a four or five day weekend over that period of time. Going to Las Vegas is a great place to spend this holiday as it is always alive with action 24 hours per day. You will also find plenty …

5 Rafting Trips For Families And Beginners

Whitewater rafting can be fun and exhilarating. It can also be scary and dangerous if you venture out by yourself in an area that’s rated way above your experience level. But, are there rafting trips which offer fun and excitement, but still mild enough for beginners and children? Absolutely. Here are a few you might consider. 1. Little Gore Canyon – Near Denver, Colorado With a rating of Class I to III, the Little Gore Canyon section of the Colorado River offers mild yet exciting whitewater suitable for beginners and families with children. You can enjoy Little Gore Canyon in a raft, kayak, inflatable kayak or a canoe. Companies which offer rafting trips for families in Little Gore Canyon include: …

A Cheap Cruise? You Can Find One!

Wow! There are some fantastic cheap cruise options around and lots of people who’ve never cruised before are now dipping their toe in the ocean and finding out that the water’s very warm indeed. In some cases, a cheap cruise can be less expensive than the same length of time in a hotel in a resort town when you consider the cost of meals, accommodation, transportation, entertainment and sundry expenses. Once you’re on board the ship, your budget is very easy to manage. You’ve paid for nearly everything up front and you can economize as much or as little as you want. Thus, the draw of exotic locations and pampering at sea is becoming more of a reality for people …

Alcatraz: Visiting The Past

Word Count: 980 Summary: Six Flags Marine World is known as not just an amusement park, but also an animal park. The park offers a wide variety of roller coasters as well as some more traditional amusement rides. When visitors are done with the rides they can then enjoy animal exhibits as well as shows that feature the parks animals. Six Flags Marine World is in a league of its own, partially because there is great care and attention paid to ensure this, but also because there is simply nothing to co… Keywords: vacation, california, travel, lifestyle, fun, real estate, night life, theme parks, east bay Article Body: Six Flags Marine World is known as not just an amusement park, …

A Wonderful Continent Called Africa

Word Count: 447 Summary: Africa is called the “Dark Continent” for its supposed mystery, but there is nothing mysterious about a destination site like this. You should definitely consider an Africa vacation. Africa is probably the most diverse continent on the planet and a vacation there can hold just as much variety. No matter what you are looking for, an Africa vacation can fulfill all your trip desires. We think of Africa first as a land of jungles and wild animals and that is certainly true… Keywords: travel, vacation, outdoor, africa, continent, camping Article Body: Africa is called the “Dark Continent” for its supposed mystery, but there is nothing mysterious about a destination site like this. You should definitely consider …

5 Fun Things To Do On Vacation In The Sonoma Wine Country, California

Word Count: 540 Summary: Get ready to discover all the fun, exciting tourist things to do and see in the beautiful Sonoma Wine Country in Northern California has to offer you… and some are totally free.. yes FREE! 1. Wash Away Your Worries with an Enzyme Bath At Osmosis Spa, you can get a private enzyme bath that purifies your body, moisturizes skin, and soothes your soul. Set in a Japanese tea garden, you start with an organic herbal tea that contains enzymes from 25 organic plants, triggering… Keywords: Travel, Tips, Budget, Vacation, Sonoma, Wine, California, Tourist, FREE, Cheap, Adventures, Discount Article Body: Get ready to discover all the fun, exciting tourist things to do and see in the beautiful …

Learning the ropes of Numismatics

Numismatics is the study of money, medallions, banknotes, token coins, and stock certificates. It is believed to have been established in the time of Julius Caesar who wrote the first book on the subject. It is a very interesting topic because every medal or coin signifies a different era, culture, economy and/or politics. Numismatists or the people who study the history and over all appearance of the above mentioned forms of currency are different from coin collectors. Unlike numismatists, coin collectors are only interested in collecting coins and the prestige that goes along with it; a numismatist may also be a coin collector and vise versa. Over the years, coin collection has been very popular. The most common designs are …

A Palm Springs Vacation Guarantees A Playful And Fun Time

Word Count: 351 Summary: Palm Springs, California is located just about 110 miles east of Los Angeles and is one of the most popular desert resort towns in the United States. The population is just about perfect with under 50,000 residents and along with eight neighboring cities including Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and Coachella makes up the Palm Springs area. The name ‘Palm Springs’ comes from the region’s original inhabitants, the … Keywords: Article Body: Palm Springs, California is located just about 110 miles east of Los Angeles and is one of the most popular desert resort towns in the United States. The population is just about perfect with under …