Holiday & Vacation
A guide to the Algarve PDF Print E-mail
Written by SLands   
Tuesday, 25 June 2013 01:37

The Algarve, Portugal's southern-most region has been a top holiday destination for Brits since the 1960s. The long stretches of golden sands, beautiful rocky coves and picturesque bays continue to attract holidaymakers to the Portuguese coast all year round.

How to get there

The only international airport on the Algarve is located just three kilometres from downtown Faro, so it's fairly easy to access the majority of resorts along the south coast.

There are 19 UK airports serving Faro Airport, so if you're traveling from anywhere in Britain, you'll only be around three hours away from the Portuguese sunshine. Other travel options include driving through the excellent network of motorways across continental Europe.

eTips for Tourists to Travel India PDF Print E-mail
Written by SLands   
Wednesday, 24 April 2013 10:35

The world is a beautiful place if you have the eyes to see its beauties. India is one of those places on Earth that’s a world within the world. The amazing beauty of India makes it a must visit country for people willing to get closer to mother earth. The breathtaking beauty of the beaches in Goa, incredible hill stations, deserts of Rajasthan, epitome of love “The Taj Mahal” and many such places make India a tourist paradise. In spite of all these natural beauties, as a tourist you need to be cautious and adhere to some eTips that I am going to put forward below:

The Safety Factor

The first and foremost thing you need you need to worry is about your safety. To remain safe in India, keep your money and all other travel documents together. The transportation system in India is often overcrowded. So, beware of pickpocketing. If you lose your passports or any other travel documents, lodge an FIR at the nearest police station.

7 Must-Have Apps To Plan Your Summer Vacation PDF Print E-mail
Written by Megan McDonough   
Thursday, 18 April 2013 00:24

It happens every year. Winter slowly fades away and before you know it, it’s springtime and you’re scrambling to finalize your summer vacation plans. Dealing with expensive airfare and overpriced hotels certainly doesn’t feel like a vacation. Fortunately, like all things in life, there are always shortcuts in getting the most bang for your buck when planning travel. From start to finish, you can plan your summer getaway with a little help from these seven mobile apps that make travel planning feel less like work and more like… vacation.

Get Inspired with TouristEye

Before you can even start planning your summer vacation, you have to know where you are going and sometimes, that’s the toughest challenge to overcome. For travelers with a severe case of wanderlust, TouristEye helps you narrow down your list of dream destinations based on your personal tastes and preferences. TouristEye takes this information and creates a personalized list of suggested destinations well suited to your interests. It’s sort of like a one-stop-shop for inspiration. You can stop here or continue using the app to plan the rest of your trip, bookmark places of interest and share your adventures with your friends and family.

Top Hotels for Technology Travelers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Jason Hall   
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 14:32

Just a few short years ago, when making plans to travel and choosing a hotel, your choice was usually between spotty, slow internet coverage and paying extra for each high tech amenity you would choose. Things are much different now, when you travel, you likely don’t have to worry about internet access and some other technological services. What about going high tech? At many hotels nowadays, not only do you not have to worry about internet access, but advancements in technology have wiped away the old pay per view movies and have influenced every area of the hotel experience from checking in to waking up, room service, and entertainment. Here is a list of hotels world-wide with high tech so fabulous; you may not want to go home once you see the added benefits that technology adds to your stay, including convenience, entertainment and security.

Aria Resort in Las Vegas, NV: At the time of its opening at the new area in Las Vegas called CityCenter, the Aria was deemed one of the most high-tech hotels in the world. The new City Center “city” added a new vibe to Vegas, and raised the bar for technology withwired with a fiber optic connection for 100Mbps Internet access in each room. Many of the Aria’s high tech features are perfect for those who crave high tech gadgetry as well as those who need some added convenience when partying too hard on the Las Vegas strip. Instead of a regular old room key card, guests receive an RFID card that senses when you are near your hotel room and unlocks the door. No fumbling for the light switch when you enter the room, the high tech keys will turn on the lights for you, and even part the curtains so you have a view of Sin City. When you are ready for bed, one click of the “good night” button next to your bed turns off the lights, closes the shades, and enables the do-not-disturb sign.Rooms also feature bedside touchscreens that control the lighting, temperature, and television.Each room has a media hub for charging your own electronic devices.

5 Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Athens PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sandra Pearson   
Tuesday, 26 March 2013 13:28

Did you know that Athens is one of the oldest cities in the world? Did you know that over 650,000 people live in Athens, and over 3 million live in the urban area called Greater Athens and Greater Piraeus? Did you also know that Athens is where our Olympic games originated? Because Athens is one of the oldest cities, its history is filled with interesting facts you may have never imagined.

Here are five interesting facts that you probably didn’t know about the Greek metropolis of Athens.

Athens Has One of the Lowest Crime Rates for Capital Cities in the World

According to the statistics, Athens is one of the safest cities in Europe and perhaps even the world. This is especially good news when you’re looking for hotels in Athens because no matter where you stay, your location and accommodation will be relatively safe. Major crimes such as rape, murder and armed robbery are not a big problem in the city and the only thing you might need to worry about is the petty crime such as pick-pockets in crowded metro areas. Of course, this is not to say that serious crime doesn’t exist in Athens, but compared to other capital cities around the world it is quite safe.

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