Thursday, January 3, 2013

Rua Felicidade, Macau – China: Travel Blog plus 3 more Travel Blog

Rua Felicidade, Macau – China: Travel Blog plus 3 more

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Rua Felicidade, Macau – China

Posted: 03 Jan 2013 09:31 PM PST

Rua Felicidade, Macau - China

Rua Felicidade in Macau SAR – China.

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Enjoy the Best Luxury Activity Breaks in 2013

Posted: 03 Jan 2013 06:00 PM PST

It's a New Year and the time when people make resolutions for the year to come. For some people these may revolve around losing weight, taking up a new hobby or giving something up. But why not make your resolution more interesting? It will be much easier to keep a resolution that will be fun to do and that you will enjoy.

One thing to consider would be to go on more interesting holidays beyond the usual seven days in the sun sat by the pool. Why not head to new places and take on new activities whilst away? Below are a few ideas to spice up your holidays in 2013 and finally keep a New Year's resolution!

Skiing in France

Used to going to France for a week on the beach or in a nice little town in the country? Well why not change things up this year and take on some skiing in the French Alps or the Pyrenees? France has some of the best skiing in the world, and a ski holiday can be one of the most exhilarating trips out there. It's also perfect for the whole family, so you can take the whole clan out there if you have one. Spend the days working the slopes on skis or snowboarding, before relaxing with some après-ski and then curling up in a warm, luxury catered ski chalet with everything you could wish for at your fingertips. Push the boat out and go for a ski holiday; you might end up never doing anything else…

Concert Tour in Vienna

You don't have to choose a sporting holiday which makes you break a sweat to do something different on your holidays. It could just be that you choose to do something slightly different and take your break on a tour with like-minded people. One great example of this is going on a concert tour in Vienna, where you can head out to this beautiful city and not just wander the streets, but get access to some of the most exclusive concerts and shows on offer. These aren't the kind of thing you could wander in and get tickets for off the street. However, by travelling with a group of other enthusiasts and a well connected tour operator you can find yourself in musical extravaganzas and sold out shows every night of your trip.

Golf Holidays in Turkey

When you think of a golf holiday, you might associate it with a man's trip abroad with his friends. However, golf resorts are catering more and more for family breaks, offering fantastic spa facilities and other entertainment for those that don't fancy spending all day on the golf course. Likewise, Turkey might not spring to mind as the top golfing destination in the world, but it is a really up and coming area with some fantastic courses and golf resorts. Golf hotels in Turkey, in particular in the Belek area, are some of the best in Europe. You can then combine your golf holiday with visits to spectacular places like the city life of Istanbul or the breathtaking rock formations in Capadoccia and create a dream holiday!

There are just a few ideas which we love. What better thing to resolve to do in 2013 than to have the holiday of a lifetime!

This is a guest post from Tom at Abroad in Spain, another fantastic place for a break in 2013.

Enjoy the Best Luxury Activity Breaks in 2013 from - Travel Directory

Inviting Icmeler

Posted: 03 Jan 2013 02:31 AM PST

Family holidays – fun, relaxation and laughs. Add sun, and you're onto a winner. A popular destination for a sunshine break is the Turkish resort of Icmeler.

Next to bustling Marmaris, with bright nightlife, Icmeler has a more family-orientated, chilled-out vibe, with plenty to keep the kids occupied.

The downside of family holidays is the stress of travelling – good news! This is helped by pre-booking great value extras, cutting stress levels and saving spends. Check out Birmingham Airport Parking for great deals, and a handy shuttle direct to the terminal.

Once landed at Dalaman airport, via direct or indirect flight, your transfer, around two hours, will take you through picturesque towns and villages. The first view of the glittering sea is breathtaking.

In resort, you'll have plenty of choice for activities. The pretty beach is the day-time focus, with a large, sandy beach with clear water lapping at the shore. Just chill out, or if you're up for excitement, try some water-sports, with parasailing offering a fantastic aerial view, over to Marmaris.

On Wednesdays the large and bustling Icmeler market comes to town, selling everything from handbags, purses, clothes, spices and fruit. Practice your haggling skills and grab a bargain!

There are also many shops, with more in Marmaris, including big brands.

I'd definitely recommend the walk to Marmaris – remember sun-cream and water! Taking around an hour along the coastline, you're sheltered by trees. You'll pass the dolphin park, with the chance for a dolphin swim. Primarily a therapy centre for disabled children – the work they do here is amazing.

In Marmaris you'll find a long stretch of beach with sun-loungers and water-sports. There are many bars and restaurants, offering free sun-loungers if you buy a drink. Here you'll find delicious lunch menus at fantastic prices, such as tasty chicken wrap-kebab and drink for around 10 Lira.

Icmeler is set amongst dramatic mountains, with opportunities for hiking through the rugged landscape, and beautiful panoramic views. For an easier trip, take a jeep safari through villages along the coast, including the waterfalls. Many jeep safaris involve an energetic water-fight, great for a cool-down, but check before booking if this isn't for you – you'll be completely drenched!

There are lots of boat trips available, many offering lunch, visiting numerous scenic spots, including the fish farm and magic cave. A boat trip is a must, and great for accelerating that tan! There are kids' "pirate" ship trips available with activities, allowing you to relax.

Fancy venturing further? There are many opportunities. Pre-book airport extras and save money, allowing you to explore further. Try Manchester airport parking for up-to-date deals.

Dalyan mud baths and Turtle Beach are popular, with a morning literally wallowing in mud, before a river boat ride, passing the famous King's Tombs, and onto Turtle Beach, a nesting site for loggerhead turtles. Historic Ephesus and Pamukkale are a day's travel away and worth a visit, however it's a very early start.

At night, hotels offer entertainment, with kids' discos, however Icmeler itself offers friendly-family bars and restaurants. If you have a babysitter and fancy a more raucous night, head to lively Marmaris for clubs and bars.

There's simply so much to do, you'll never be stuck, and the kids will never utter those famous words – "I'm bored!" Fantastic deals are available, and more money saved with pre-booked extras. If flying London, check out 
Gatwick parking – also helping your stress-o-meter!

This summer why not try a little Turkish delight in picturesque Icmeler?

Inviting Icmeler from - Travel Directory

Last Minute Travel Coupons

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 06:06 PM PST

Last minute travel plans can be quite expensive due to the fact that you have you do bookings even when the booking periods have been closed. While it is always better to prepare in advance for a trip, sometimes there are occassiona where a spur of the moment trip becomes available or you just feel like you need to get away now. Airlines and holiday companies know this so they will try and get the best price out of you so close to booking. However, there are some ways of going around these expenses and you can instead enjoy hefty discounts. While there are some sites that offer last minute bookings another option that should be considered is using last minute travel coupons as offered by various sites, including Groupon.

With such coupons you will be able to book flights as well as get yourself accommodation at a discount. This means that all the hustle that is related to having to run around travel agencies trying to look for hotels as well as flights can be avoided by using discount coupons instead.

It is such cases that make last minute travel coupons quite a great hit with many people who anticipate travelling in the near future. Instead of last minute travel being expensive, it is made cheaper by the various coupons sites that seem to understand the tough economic times worldwide. Such sites work with selected travel companies to which you will make payments using the coupons that prove that you are eligible to the relevant discounts as entitled to you. Getting these coupons is as simple as subscribing for them from the various sites. It is however advised that you go from a coupon site that gives you the most benefits as this will work more to your advantage.

The coupons site you go for also needs to be one that is well known as this way you will be sure to get the benefits as provided by the coupons. Groupon is one of the best known brands for discount coupons, so check out their last minute travel deals and discover new places with

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