For many, summer vacation is their largest expense of the year, and saving a few bucks here and there really helps lessen the financial burden that a family vacation can bring. You’re considering hotels, transportation, food, entertainment and everything else that goes along with travelling. Since planning for a vacation and trying to save money is no easy task, we have put together a list of a few ways that will help you save on your next vacation.
The first thing most people do when planning their vacation is compare hotels in the area they plan to visit. Luckily, there are some great sites out there for comparing Myrtle Beach hotels. Compare hotels by amenities and rooms and then find the nicest hotel that fits your budget. Be sure to read some reviews also. Look for comments like “great value” and “bang for your buck” to find hotels that offer the best services for the price.
A vacation in a sunny location can be the perfect way to unwind and recharge. To get the most out of your vacation, however, you want to make sure you bring the right gear. Certain items can help you maximize your enjoyment of your time in the sun.
You don't want to over pack for your trip, but you also want to make sure you have everything you need to be comfortable and stylish. For beach vacations, you want to be sure to have one or two good pairs of sunglasses with you. You should also pack some swimming shorts with serious style if you plan to spend any time at the beach or near a swimming pool.
On July 7, 2013, George Town, the capital of Penang State in Malaysia, will be commemorating its 4th year of being included in the UNESCO World Heritage Listing. Through the month-long George Town Festival (GTF) which began in 2010, people from all walks of life throughout the world will be coming together to this place to witness amazing performances in the fields of arts, music, dance, theatre, and opera. The GTF is also attended by international media giants like CNNgo, The New York Times, and Wall Street Journal who cover it for the world to see.
This year, a lot activities and exhibits have been prepared for everyone to witness. The following are the highlights and the dates that they will be featured:
Sihanoukville, the jewel of Cambodia’s coastline, has in recent years become a lure for travelers to Southeast Asia. It’s not the most convenient place to get to, with no international flights or ferries, and only a long bus ride from the Thai or Vietnamese borders, yet it has become the trendsetting capital of hedonism in the region. No self-respecting backpacker has passed it by.
It is divisive, of course. The town is home to numerous long-term expat who visited and never left, but of course there are those who swear they’ll never return. Sihanoukville is reminiscent of Phuket prior to its boom, with all-night parties, $1 dorm rooms, and copious amounts of drink and drugs.
One of the largest tourist destinations in the United States used to be little more than a small trading settlement. The history of Miami, Florida stretches back several centuries back to the very first days when Indian tribes traded with the Spanish who settled the southern tip of Florida. At first, Florida was little more than a stop-over point for the huge Spanish gold ships to put in for water and repairs. As Florida became an American colony and then a state, however, Miami became far more productive as a city.
As soon as the colonists won the American Revolution and the United States became its own country, America began to look around to expand their country and develop new states. Florida was a natural choice, even though it belonged to Spain after the Revolution.
Scotland is renowned for its rugged mountains, misty glens and historic castles - and what better way to view these sights than warmed with a dram of whisky whilst making your way along the Scottish whisky trail.
Originally known as the ‘Water of Life’ in the ancient Gaelic language, whisky has been distilled for hundreds of years. Each distillery has its own unique and different tasting blend, as varied and interesting as the surrounding countryside. It's thought that whisky has been distilled as far back as 1494 when it was used for medicinal purposes as a reviver or stimulant as well has being enjoyed as a beverage. The government noticed its growing popularity and imposed the first tax on the spirit in 1644. As these taxes increased producers rebelled and production moved underground, with whisky smuggling becoming commonplace.