• The Travel Social Media Guide

    The Travel Social Media Guide

    If you have been waiting for the right social media travel guide then you don’t need to wait anymore. In fact, you can arrange a successful trip using the social media travel guide in detail below. First things first, use a combination of top social networks besides popular media sharing sites. In a short amount of time, you can quickly and easily make social media work for you while on vacation. Even better, you will be able to get real-time information and find out about the best means of transportation, hotel accommodations, recreational activities, restaurants, security and more. If you are like most people, you will easily rely on the internet to plan almost every aspect of the trip. Leave your guidebook at home and use social media to research your trip.

    In this travel social media guide you will find that TripAdvisor will allow you to use your network of friends to get honest travel advice about your trip.Using Facebook Connect is the easiest way to access this information. When you begin to research a location with the help of TripAdvisor, you can be as specific or as broad as you want. For instance you can research a country name or find out specific information about a certain hotel or restaurant. With Facebook Connect you will be able to see if one of your friends visited that particular location and how they felt about it.

    At this point you can email them directly to get advice, information or to read their online reviews. A great Facebook application you will love is BootsnAll Connect. Easily find other travelers who are planning to go to the same place as you plan to go or simply connect with locals who live in the area. Here is a fantastic opportunity to ask all …

  • 9 Things Travel Companies Must Pack Into Their Websites

    9 Things Travel Companies Must Pack Into Their Websites

    I have a few relatives, who see traveling as a huge waste of money. “You go, you spend lots of money and then you come home. And, what do you have to show for it all”? Poor Uncle Joe; he never took a vacation more than 100 miles away from his own front door. He certainly missed out on one of life’s great experiences – traveling the world and marveling at the many wonderful things in life that can stimulate our senses. The Sights. The Sounds. The Smells. The Tastes. The Feel. Merveilleux!

    Years ago, many of those from “the greatest generation” primarily spent their vacations visiting and staying with out-of-town relatives. Some went away just to escape the sweltering heat of the city. Others often chose modest getaways that weren’t too far from home or too expensive to visit. The accounts of their vacation experiences have become legendary. Are they not best remembered by the home movies and slide shows, which inspired so many of our parent’s most artful excuses to “make it an early night?” Anything to beg out and avoid the boredom of watching those same embarrassing old films of Aunt Rose in her bulging, one piece bathing suit. And, did they really care enough to need to find out what some squirrel did with an acorn in the Pocono woods five years earlier? Neither scene was ever inspiring enough to trigger a copycat vacation booking by my parents.

    Times certainly have changed. Today, almost everyone looks forward to a memorable vacation. The word “memorable” is strongly emphasized, since huge numbers of people now go on vacations to emotionally “connect” with interesting and often exotic places and peoples. And, we all seem to want to share our wonderful experience with others – but, not by way of …

  • Ski Report - El Nino Dumps on El Tahoe! You Should See Lake Tahoe's Highest Peaks

    Ski Report – El Nino Dumps on El Tahoe! You Should See Lake Tahoe’s Highest Peaks

    The classic Tahoe dump is happening right now. It’s the kind of snowfall that will be recalled for years to come in a litany of tall tales that start with “Do you remember the snow of January 2010?”

    A series of winter storms that began during the Martin Luther King holiday on January 17 delivered a couple of feet of snow to Lake Tahoe’s highest peaks and nearly a foot at lake level. But that’s just the beginning. As the week progresses, the storms are expected to become more ferocious, with colder temperatures and more precipitation. By Saturday, the Sierra crest will most likely have 10 feet of fresh snow. Forecasters are expecting this to be the most snow-producing series of storms the Sierra has seen in the last five years. It looks like El Niño is here to stay for the rest of January.

    As of Tuesday, January 19, Alpine Meadows, Boreal, Northstar-at-Tahoe, Kirkwood, and Squaw Valley are reporting more than 20 inches of new snow. Sugar Bowl and Sierra-at-Tahoe are reporting 18 inches, and Heavenly has nearly a foot of the fresh stuff. So far this year the Tahoe resorts with the deepest snowpacks-all greater than 80 inches–are Alpine Meadows, Kirkwood, Squaw Valley, and Sugar Bowl. The southern Sierra is enjoying the benefits of the same weather pattern. Mammoth Mountain reports 33 inches of new snow since the week began, and boasts a base of up to 90 inches. Nearby June Mountain has received a foot of fresh snow. The eastern Sierra above 7,000 feet is expected to have 5 to 7 feet of new snow by late Saturday.

    The strongest weather is expected to arrive late today, with heavy precipitation and high winds carrying over into Thursday. After a break on Friday and Saturday, more snow is …

  • The Timeshare Dilemma - An Industry in Decline?

    The Timeshare Dilemma – An Industry in Decline?

    Timeshares were all the rage in the later part of the last century. Timeshare companies were making money hand over fist offering a way for regular people to own a place where they could vacation every year or trade with others if they wished to go somewhere else. Now, with people losing their jobs and homes, the bloom is off the rose of timeshare ownership. What are the problems and can people still get good deals for vacationing?

    Owning a timeshare is a financial commitment. You are basically buying a townhouse for a week or two and are responsible for maintenance, insurance, taxes, and upkeep in addition to the mortgage you took to finance the purchase. This is great when the economy is good, but you can see a lot of timeshares for sale right now because it is a financial liability that people can’t carry around in hard times. Trying to get rid of one in a saturated market means you will not be able to get what you paid for it, so you are still carrying debt even if you manage to find a buyer.

    Using a timeshare is restrictive. You are only able to buy whatever week is available so you are limited to taking your vacation during that time every year, you have the same unit every year unless you pay extra to switch locations with another owner and you are limited to the resorts that have sharing agreements with your timeshare group.

    What are the alternatives for someone looking to get a great vacation experience and not be saddled with a mortgage? A new industry in travel has grown in the last few years- travel and vacation clubs. These companies offer the same benefits in travel as warehouse shopping clubs like Sam’s and Costco do …

  • Outside Recreation Equipment Fundamentals

    Outside Recreation Equipment Fundamentals

    The highest excellent outdoor recreation equipment for backpacking uses sophisticated space age materials to supply the lightest and smallest possible package for quick hauling.

    Sleeping bags will be the most significant piece of gear any backpacker can own. They keep the camper warm within the coldest situations however they are also the largest and bulkiest piece of gear. The lightest and warmest bags use synthetic materials for the casing along with the interior as well, though down is still broadly well known mainly because of its superior insulation properties and potential to compress to incredibly tiny sizes. For anyone who is not allergic to down, these are the ideal bags cash can buy but just you’ll want to not get the material wet. Wet down feathers grow to be heavy and drop their insulating properties making the bag useless. Synthetic filling is typically much cheaper and can retain its insulation characteristic in wet weather and is hypoallergenic, but generally doesn’t pack as little as a down bag.

    A tent is the subsequent most significant piece of outside recreation equipment used for backpacking. The outer tent fabric, named the rain fly, is just about often a synthetic nylon material that is definitely treated having a waterproof coating to help keep the interior in the tent dry in rainy and snowy weather. This covers the tent that is usually a mixture of synthetic material and mosquito netting for adequate air flow in warmer circumstances.

    Cold climate tents lack the netting to preserve interior heat and stop any wind from entering. There are 4 season tents which are appropriate to get a variety of circumstances from summer nights to winter adventures. A 3 season tent is appropriate for all but the coldest circumstances plus a wall tent is utilized for intense mountaineering. Wall …

  • Three Great Destinations to Travel to in North Central Washington

    Three Great Destinations to Travel to in North Central Washington

    North Central Washington is a great place to travel to, particularly for the beautiful natural areas that are found there. The region features high mountain peaks, arid desert like areas, and tons of great sources of water. Here are three great places to travel to in the North Central Washington area.

    Conconully State Park

    Conconully State Park is located in the upper reaches of North Central Washington. The park sits on the shore of Conconully Lake and offers a wonderful chance to experience a remote and somewhat secluded vacation spot. Camping at Conconully State Park is a great time and something the whole family can enjoy. Activities available include fishing, swimming, boating, kayaking, hiking, and more.

    Stehekin

    The community of Stehekin sits just south of the North Cascades National Park and falls within the borders of the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. It also sits on the northwestern shore of beautiful Lake Chelan. There are less than 100 year round residents of Stehekin. The community features a lodge and campground where visitors are free to spend the night, as well as some privately owned rental properties. There are roads and vehicles in Stehekin, but they only service the local area, none of them actually connect to the outside world. The only ways there are to get to Stehekin are by trail, by airplane, and by boat. A ferry regularly operates between the city of Chelan and Stehekin on a daily basis and taking the ride up the 51 mile long Lake Chelan into the heart of the North Cascade Mountains is a great opportunity for a once in a lifetime vacation experience.

    Banks Lake

    Banks Lake is a man made reservoir that occupies the northern portion of the Grand Coulee. The southern end is dammed by the Dry Falls Dam …

  • 2 Amazing and Mysterious Caves in Surigao City That Will Surely Awaken Your Senses

    2 Amazing and Mysterious Caves in Surigao City That Will Surely Awaken Your Senses

    Surigao City, Surigao del Norte, Philippines has been known as the “City of Island Adventure” and it consists of many different natural attractions that tourist will love to travel around. It is a small city composes of several islands and it is filled with the abundances of nature’s beauty. Today, I will be introducing two amazing and mysterious caves in Surigao city from the many natural attractions a visitor can choose from. Now, let me be your guide in exploring these caves, please allow your spirit and let your senses discover the true beauty and wonder, the mother earth can offer.

    Silop Multi Caves will be the first in the list that we have to pay a visit and let us discover its mystery. Intrigue of what this cave can offer? Now brace your heart of what entryway do you go first among the cave’s 12 entrances. Open your sixth sense and decipher the mysteries and puzzlement that encase in this amazing cave.

    It has a very impressive limestone formation composing of naturally etch stalagmites, stalactites, and columns. Every sweat that comes out from the pores of your skin will worth a thousand pound of enjoyment and never-ending merriment. It is a paradise for bats and some other insects, and it is one of the most loved beauty of the people residing in the city.

    Silop cave is a 30 minute hike from Brgy. Silop proper and it is a 15 minutes drive from the heart of Surigao city. After visiting the cave of Silop, let us now conquers the sea as we ride on a motor boat in going to our next destination.

    Buenavista Cave – this cavern will surely captivate each beat of your heart and every vibration created by your brain. Upon entering on the lips of …

  • Things To See And Do When You Spend Holidays In Albany, WA

    Things To See And Do When You Spend Holidays In Albany, WA

    There are so many worthwhile things to see and do when you choose to spend your holiday in Albany, Western Australia. Albany is a growing regional centre that is abundant in different natural and man-made resources. The region is considered as an all-year-round holiday destination, especially by tourists who are looking for a one of a kind holiday experience. A host of incomparable sights and attractions will make you lose track of time. There is a myriad of fun activities and scenery for couples, families, friends and even singles. You won’t run out of enjoyable things to do when you visit Albany.

    Go to Albany’s museums and places of historical interests.

    Become acquainted with the region’s rich history. Visit the Western Australian Museum as it exhibits inspirational displays signifying Albany’s social and natural history. Look into the Old Gaol & Museum, Albany Model Railway Association and Museum, the Anzac War Memorial and the Police Station Museum or Military Barracks Museum. You shouldn’t miss the Princess Royal Fortress, the Whale World, The Old Farm/Strawberry Hill, and The Brig Amity replica. There are so many things to learn and see.

    Check out natural attractions and national parks

    Albany is perhaps the wealthiest place you’ve ever been to in terms of national parks and wonders of nature. There is the Torndirrup National Park where you can view the Natural Bridge and The Gap as well as The Blowholes and the Jimmy Newhills. You can also explore the Stirling Range National Park where you can enjoy bush walking and sight-seeing, or even climb Bluff Knoll and other mountains. The Porongurup National Park offers many extraordinary rock formations, pathways leading to several peaks, and a nature trail that leads through an entrancing forest. Challenge your body and feast your eyes. Time is the only thing …

Three Great Destinations to Travel to in North Central Washington

Three Great Destinations to Travel to in North Central Washington

North Central Washington is a great place to travel to, particularly for the beautiful natural areas that are found there. The region features high mountain peaks, arid desert like areas, and tons of great sources of water. Here are three great places to travel to in the North Central Washington area.

Conconully State Park

Conconully State Park is located in the upper reaches of North Central Washington. The park sits on the shore of Conconully Lake and offers a wonderful chance to experience a remote and somewhat secluded vacation spot. Camping at Conconully State Park is a great time and something the whole family can enjoy. Activities available include fishing, swimming, boating, kayaking, hiking, and more.

Stehekin

The community of Stehekin sits just south of the North Cascades National Park and falls within the borders of the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area. It also sits on the northwestern shore of beautiful Lake Chelan. There are less than 100 year round residents of Stehekin. The community features a lodge and campground where visitors are free to spend the night, as well as some privately owned rental properties. There are roads and vehicles in Stehekin, but they only service the local area, none of them actually connect to the outside world. The only ways there are to get to Stehekin are by trail, by airplane, and by boat. A ferry regularly operates between the city of Chelan and Stehekin on a daily basis and taking the ride up the 51 mile long Lake Chelan into the heart of the North Cascade Mountains is a great opportunity for a once in a lifetime vacation experience.

Banks Lake

Banks Lake is a man made reservoir that occupies the northern portion of the Grand Coulee. The southern end is dammed by the Dry Falls Dam …

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2 Amazing and Mysterious Caves in Surigao City That Will Surely Awaken Your Senses

2 Amazing and Mysterious Caves in Surigao City That Will Surely Awaken Your Senses

Surigao City, Surigao del Norte, Philippines has been known as the “City of Island Adventure” and it consists of many different natural attractions that tourist will love to travel around. It is a small city composes of several islands and it is filled with the abundances of nature’s beauty. Today, I will be introducing two amazing and mysterious caves in Surigao city from the many natural attractions a visitor can choose from. Now, let me be your guide in exploring these caves, please allow your spirit and let your senses discover the true beauty and wonder, the mother earth can offer.

Silop Multi Caves will be the first in the list that we have to pay a visit and let us discover its mystery. Intrigue of what this cave can offer? Now brace your heart of what entryway do you go first among the cave’s 12 entrances. Open your sixth sense and decipher the mysteries and puzzlement that encase in this amazing cave.

It has a very impressive limestone formation composing of naturally etch stalagmites, stalactites, and columns. Every sweat that comes out from the pores of your skin will worth a thousand pound of enjoyment and never-ending merriment. It is a paradise for bats and some other insects, and it is one of the most loved beauty of the people residing in the city.

Silop cave is a 30 minute hike from Brgy. Silop proper and it is a 15 minutes drive from the heart of Surigao city. After visiting the cave of Silop, let us now conquers the sea as we ride on a motor boat in going to our next destination.

Buenavista Cave – this cavern will surely captivate each beat of your heart and every vibration created by your brain. Upon entering on the lips of …

Read more

Things To See And Do When You Spend Holidays In Albany, WA

Things To See And Do When You Spend Holidays In Albany, WA

There are so many worthwhile things to see and do when you choose to spend your holiday in Albany, Western Australia. Albany is a growing regional centre that is abundant in different natural and man-made resources. The region is considered as an all-year-round holiday destination, especially by tourists who are looking for a one of a kind holiday experience. A host of incomparable sights and attractions will make you lose track of time. There is a myriad of fun activities and scenery for couples, families, friends and even singles. You won’t run out of enjoyable things to do when you visit Albany.

Go to Albany’s museums and places of historical interests.

Become acquainted with the region’s rich history. Visit the Western Australian Museum as it exhibits inspirational displays signifying Albany’s social and natural history. Look into the Old Gaol & Museum, Albany Model Railway Association and Museum, the Anzac War Memorial and the Police Station Museum or Military Barracks Museum. You shouldn’t miss the Princess Royal Fortress, the Whale World, The Old Farm/Strawberry Hill, and The Brig Amity replica. There are so many things to learn and see.

Check out natural attractions and national parks

Albany is perhaps the wealthiest place you’ve ever been to in terms of national parks and wonders of nature. There is the Torndirrup National Park where you can view the Natural Bridge and The Gap as well as The Blowholes and the Jimmy Newhills. You can also explore the Stirling Range National Park where you can enjoy bush walking and sight-seeing, or even climb Bluff Knoll and other mountains. The Porongurup National Park offers many extraordinary rock formations, pathways leading to several peaks, and a nature trail that leads through an entrancing forest. Challenge your body and feast your eyes. Time is the only thing …

Read more

Cruise Ship Jobs Can Be A Fun Way Of Working

Cruise Ship Jobs Can Be A Fun Way Of Working

Many people dream of a glamorous lifestyle full of adventure. Spending their days on a floating city and visiting exotic and romantic places definitely fits into this category. To top it all, you are paid for it. No wonder that cruise liner jobs available are so popular.

The pay and benefits are quite good. To apply for a job takes a bit of preparation and skill because a job on a floating city is not easy to come by. You must make a good impression right from the beginning and prove that you have what it takes.

There are a many kinds of opportunities on such a ship. They might be as diverse as a waiter and hotel manager. Before submitting an application you had better take many factors in account including your personality. Consider your likes and dislikes. Investigate the possibilities and ask yourself where you will get job satisfaction.

Once you have clarity on where you are heading compile a resume that reflects your unique qualities. You apply for a certain position. You have decided you are right for that position. Focus on what you can bring to that position that will benefit the ship and passengers.

Applying for jobs in a field you do not know on your own can be complicated. Another option is to approach a recruitment agent to do the application and negotiate with the cruise line you are interested in joining. This is probably the better way to go. Recruitment agents work with this sort of application all the time and can give you valuable advice and help you prepare for the interview. frequently cruise lines work only with recruitment agents. It saves them the time of deciding whether an applicant is qualified or not.

Work on a ship can be very rewarding …

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How Much in Advance Should We Plan Our Summer Vacation

How Much in Advance Should We Plan Our Summer Vacation

Some people like to plan their vacation a few months in advance while others like to wait for the last minute offers. Which one is the best way to make sure that you will have a wonderful vacation?

There are those people that plan their vacation a few months in advance. They usually go to a travel agency and talk about possibilities even when the weather outside is cold and snowy. However, they might have the right key for a successful holiday. Some agencies offer great deals if you book and prepay your vacation. Also, an advantage for taking this course of action would be the fact that you can book your flight in advance so you will pay considerable less than if you book you flight with only some days in advance.

If you decide to spend your holiday in May or September then you can be sure that you will pay less for accommodation and transport because the season is either just starting or ending. So the hotels and the travel agencies are willing to offer discounts. Also, the prices in the resort you are going will be more reasonable than in the months of July or August.

On the other hand, there are those that like to wait for the last minute offers. These offers are actually a great way to spend your holiday because they are actually cheaper than a normal booked holiday. All you have to do is make sure you check what the travel agencies have to offer regularly. Also, it wouldn’t hurt to make some connections in order to make sure that you get all the information on time.

The most important advantage for this type of vacation is the fact that you have all ensured at almost half price off. The last …

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