By admin on 9/6/2013
The Ultimate Guide to Booking Hotels or How to Shave 60 - 90 Percent Off List Prices

Ah, hotels. They're one of the most frustrating parts of travel planning, eating up a great deal of time that should be spent planning activities and cultural experiences, all the while boosting the average traveler's blood pressure to near stratospheric levels. When it comes to booking a place to sleep, almost all travelers make the same time-wasting, money-burning, and stress-inducing errors.

Thankfully, we're here to correct the wrongs and streamline the process of booking hotels at a tiny fraction of the regular price. With these simple tips, you'll be able to score high-end hotel rooms at rates that would make the average traveler scoff in disbelief, all without resorting to cutting coupons or calling every hotel in the city searching for a deal.

By admin on 8/29/2013
San Francisco by Boat. See a Different Side of San Francisco with Private Boat Tours

San Francisco – home of cable cars, gorgeous townhouses, world famous bridges, and some of the USA's best food. One of the country's top tourism destinations, San Francisco is visited by millions of people a year. Some fly or drive into the city domestically, while others fly from all around the world to experience one of the United States' most cosmopolitan and interesting cities.

But regardless of where they come from, few San Francisco visitors get the true experience. With notoriously bad traffic, particularly for those commuting into the Bay Area itself, many visitors sit in the back of a taxi for a significant portion of their trip, missing out on one of the city's best and least explored assets – its awesome harbor, cool waterways, and network of water transportation.

By admin on 8/22/2013
Thailand on a Budget or How to Enjoy Your Thailand Vacation for $30 a Day

Thailand. Home of ancient temples, stunning beaches, and five-star luxury unknown to any of its neighbors. The Kingdom of Thailand, once known as Siam, has long been a favorite of travelers, and for good reason. With incredible eating options, immense geographical variety, and postcard quality natural beauty, it's consistently sat in the world's top ten travel destinations for many years.

But despite its reputation as one of the world's best 'bang for your buck' travel destinations, visiting Thailand isn't always a cheap experience. The country's official Tourism department, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, estimates that the average tourist spends around 3,500 baht ($110 USD) per day while vacationing in the kingdom. That's not expensive per se, but it's certainly not in line with the dirt cheap image many would-be visitors have in mind when planning their Thailand vacations.

By admin on 8/14/2013
Top Out of This World Theme Parks in America Theme parks can be described as America’s favorite past time, so it’s no wonder why America has so many. While there are theme parks in areas all over the world, especially in Europe where there are many cool and unique theme parks, it seems to be that America is truly the home of some of the best theme parks. What makes a theme park fun and unique is based on many factors and what might be exciting to you might not be so exciting for someone else. Each theme park in America offers guests the chance to have the ultimate experience as many theme parks are now equipped with more than just roller coaster rides and the basics. These theme parks typically include extra features such as water parks, concerts and in-park restaurants.
By admin on 8/6/2013
Avoiding the Tourist Traps in Edinburgh, UK It has been theorized that there is a correlation between the number of nicknames you are given and how loved you are; if that’s true, then Edinburgh certainly holds a special place in the heart of many people. The names it has been given are many – Auld Reekie (roughly “old smoky”) thanks to the past use of coal and wood fire as a source of heating by many inhabitants; Athens of the North, thanks to its grand architecture; and Yon Empress of the North (Sir Walter Scott).
By admin on 7/29/2013
Rio's Favela Tours. Dangerous Shantytowns or Budding Adventure Tourism Hotspots?

Home of world famous beaches, samba dancing, and the celebrated Christ the Redeemer statue, Rio De Janeiro is a city that's most frequently associated with summer beach fun and eccentric carnival celebrations. Given the relatively narrow focus most tourism guides have on the city – and on Brazil itself – it's no surprise, with most visitors enjoying their Rio vacation entirely within the city's well-known Zona Sul district and rarely venturing further into 'everyday Rio.'

However, as with most package vacations and narrow-focused trips, focusing only on the city's good side ignores some of its most interesting destinations, its most gripping historical sites, and many of its richest stories. As fun as it can be to relax on Ipanema Beach until sundown, doing so ignores a great deal of Rio's most interesting communities.

By admin on 7/23/2013
6 Weirdest Attractions in the United States There’s nothing more majestic than a road trip through America’s beautiful landscape. Along the way, you’ll find quaint little places to eat with out of this world food, gorgeous scenery, beautiful little towns and of course weird attractions that just can’t be passed up. There are some attractions that are just so strange that they warrant a detour in your road trip, giving you something to talk about for a long time to come. Just what makes an attraction strange enough to warrant stopping for? The bigger and odder the attractions, the more likely people are to add a detour to their road trip. Some of the best weirdest attractions are found in places that you’d never imagine.