The new approach & 2 uninterrupted views of Greek trademarks

Jan 26, 2016 by

The new approach & 2 uninterrupted views of Greek trademarks

There is in human nature to connect, to bond special attributes, things, feelings and unique creations with the respective people, ideas, smells, and definitely places. We tend to characterize and categorize every single day for years and years, and then to recall all these connections whenever we come across that X factor, the reason to (love, get angry, be happy, visit etc) that triggered this link in the first place. When it comes to vacation and holiday destinations, those special references are usually the major trademarks of each place; a one-of-a-kind monument, their legendary history, a breathtaking view.

However, since these trademarks are of great touristic attention, how would you assure that you will get to see them without being squeezed or packed in a exhaustive group of tourists in order to just take a photo to bring back home? Fortunately, nowadays the solution to this question is at the magnificent, in any aspect, high quality hotels that can offer you the top-notch services you want, along with the place’s best trademarks in your plate. Having this in mind, when I visited Athens and Santorini, I tried to reassure that I would completely enjoy and “absorb two things. The unique vibes of the Acropolis & the Parthenon, and the world famous sunset of Oia.

While I was in Athens, my first top of my two Greek choices, I became part of the Parthenon’s glow, enjoying the so-called cocktail of AthensWas, the hotel where I stayed. This very classy hotel offers a uniquely situated on the 6th floor veranda with a modern restaurant, where you can accomplish everything I described above. Breakfast under the rock of Acropolis, lunch with an uninterrupted direct view to the Parthenon, as well as dinner under the starry Greek sky and the historical feeling of this ancient capital. The highlight of my stay was the various signature cocktails at the bar, each one named after an Athenian ideal!

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Remaining consistent in my goal to enjoy each place’s top trademarks to the full, I travelled to Santorini by plane and ”landed” to Oia Castle hotel with only one thing in my mind; to watch the world famous Oia’s sunset as many times as possible. And that was my “two out of two” successful choice, as the hotel offers direct views from even the interior space of the any suite you’ll pick, a fantastic sitting room – balcony to relax and leave your eyelids drop at the same pace the sun drops while it sets. No queues, no hustle, no pushing. The Santorinian sunset in my plate!

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What to Do In Less-Traveled California

Dec 31, 2015 by

What to Do In Less-Traveled California

There are tourist hot-spots galore up and down the coast of California, but there are also some less-traveled places that are worth making a pit stop for. These five cities are filled with fun things to do for every kind of traveler. Here are the reasons why everyone should visit these under-the-radar Cali cities.

Temecula

Temecula, California is a town like no other. Its diverse range of things to do and places to see makes it a great destination for just about anyone. After you check into one of these hotels, be sure to head to Old Town Temecula. Here it will feel like you took a time machine back to old western times when cowboys and indians ran rampant. Temecula is also home to an abundance of wineries, some of the best being Wiens Family Cellars, Wilson Creek Winery, Vindemia Estate Winery, Leoness Cellars, and Danza del Sol Winery.

San Bruno

Located near the popular San Francisco, San Bruno is a lesser-known California town, but there is plenty to keep you occupied here. San Bruno Mountain would be the perfect daylong excursion for avid hikers and nature lovers. From the top you can actually see the best view of downtown San Francisco. For a fun shopping spree, make a trip to the Shops at Tanforan. Win back all the money you spent at Artichoke Joe’s Casino before heading back to one of these popular San Bruno hotels.

Morro Bay

Morro Bay might be the best California destination for travelers who love the outdoors. Here you’ll find numerous opportunities for hiking, biking, kayaking, rafting, and just taking in the natural scenery around you. The things to add to your itinerary are Morro Rock, Morro Bay National Estuary, Morro Bay State Park, Museum of Natural History, Morro Strand State Beach, and Anchor Memorial Park. There are also many boat tours offered here that will allow you to experience the wildlife and scenery to its fullest. After all of these adventure activities, you’ll need to rest up at one of these Morro Bay hotels.

North Hollywood

Hollywood is the land of filmmaking and movie stars, so be sure to take advantage of this during your trip.  You’ll want to check out some of the top studios in the area, such as Universal Studios and Warner Bros. North Hollywood is a great place for a family vacations. Take the kids to the Jurassic Park Ride, Kidspace Children’s Museum, Zombie Joe’s Underground Theatre, or Boney Island. There are plenty of North Hollywood hotels that will stay within your budget so that you can spend money on these fun activities.

Cambria

Just like much of California, Cambria is a great place for some outdoor adventures. Soak up the sun at Moonstone Beach, or visit the famous Piedras Blancas Lighthouse. To get the full effect of the town in a unique way, sign up for a horseback riding tour. These Cambria hotels are all great options for your relaxing getaway, so start planning now!

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Where to Stay in Maryland This Winter

Dec 31, 2015 by

Where to Stay in Maryland This Winter

Maryland has so much to offer for everyone. Whether you’re looking for a trip filled with nature and relaxation, or city life and excitement, you’ll find something that appeals to you in this state. The best part is you have tons of options when it comes to places to stay, and most of these options are extremely affordable. With so many choices, you might find it overwhelming when trying to decide where to book a room. To help out, here are some tips on where to stay when you visit Maryland this winter.

Ocean City

If you are traveling with family, Ocean City is an ideal destination for you. This kid-friendly destination has many activities to keep you and the kids busy throughout your stay here. To start planning your beach getaway, check out what Ocean City’s hotels have to offer. Some of the most popular budget-friendly hotels are Bedtime Inn and Suites, Sleep Inn and Suites, Quality Inn Oceanfront, Howard Johnson Inn, and Comfort Suites Ocean City. For an oceanfront stay, book a room at Tidelands Caribbean Hotel and Suites. If you wish to stay on the famous Ocean City Boardwalk, your best option is Quality Inn Boardwalk.

Linthicum Heights

Although not one of Maryland’s most popular tourist destinations, Linthicum Heights is a mere 30-minute drive from the bustling city of Baltimore. Many people choose to stay in this low-key city as a way of saving a few extra bucks on accommodations. Some of the most popular affordable Linthicum Heights hotels are Hilton Garden Inn, DoubleTree Hotel, Microtel Inn and Suites by Wyndham, Extended Stay America, and Country Inn and Suites by Carlson.

Rockville

Maryland’s second largest city and located just northwest of Washington D.C., Rockville has plenty to offer, including tons of affordable hotel options. If you’re really in the mood to save money, book a room at one of Rockville’s Airbnb locations. For a traditional hotel experience, check out Red Roof Plus, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Cambria Hotel and Suites, Extended Stay America, or Quality Suites Rockville.

Annapolis

Maryland’s capital city, Annapolis is filled with fun things to do for everyone. Home to the Naval Academy as well as Chesapeake Bay, you’ll stay entertained here. This city is also only 25 miles from Baltimore and 32 miles from Washington D.C., so plan a day trip to these popular destinations. Budget-friendly hotels are easy to come by in Annapolis, such as Crowne Plaza, O’Callaghan Annapolis Hotel, Best Western, Rodeway Inn, and Hilton Garden Inn. For a pricier but more luxurious stay, book a room at either The Westin or Loews Annapolis Hotel.

Salisbury

A college town, Salisbury is a great destination for young travelers looking for a good time. It is also an appealing destination for anyone who enjoys watersports and anything nautical. For an affordable room, be sure to check out some of Salisbury’s budget-friendly hotels. The most popular ones are America’s Best Value Inn, La Quinta Inn and Suites, Hampton Inn, Days Inn, and Courtyard Marriott.

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Save Money on Your Yearly Travel

Dec 29, 2015 by

Save Money on Your Yearly Travel

When come times to plan your next vacation, figuring out where it is that you want to go may not the only obstacle you will find yourself facing. Like most people who are trying to plan a vacation, you may probably be struggling to make a decision because of the cost. While some destinations would be great to visit, they are just too far out of your price range and are not very realistic places for you to go to because of your budget. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to help you save money on yearly travel.

Car Rental

Many people who travel choose to pay for a flight or may even take the train. Another travel option they could take advantage of is driving a car. One of the reasons people may not consider driving to their travel destination is because of how long it may take them to reach their destination. However, with people being able to save significantly, many may find this option more appealing than flying.

Groupon Coupons

Travel is expensive, so it is not surprising that when many people decide to go on a trip, they are looking to cut corners and save. With Groupon Coupons, saving is simple. Whenever you are planning to go on a trip, you can use the deals available from Travelocity or Orbitz to help you keep a few dollars in your pocket. The best thing is, you can go to this site at any time of the year and access these deals for free, so you can save on all of your travel.

It is always nice to save money on things, but when it is something expensive like travel, it makes the experience even better. No matter where you are traveling to, you have the ability to save if you take advantage of your resources. Even if that means renting a car or using Groupon Coupons, saving a few dollars could mean you have better trip, which will make you taking the time to find deals and savings well worth your time.

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The festive spirit beckons!

Dec 23, 2015 by

The festive spirit beckons!

With Christmas almost at the door and New Year’s round the corner, plans are being made to ring in the celebrations in style, all around the world. This wonderful time, that promises the coming together of friends and family, is a great occasion to try something new by setting out on adventures together. Short day trips are a great way to revisit the long lost ‘Picnic’ culture and spend quality time with your near and dear ones. The beauty of travelling together is being able to share some of the most beautiful experiences in your lifetime. And those lovely experiences soon metamorphose into memories that stay with you and bring you a modicum of joy on the most dismal of days.

Take a cue this season and read on for five short trips you can take your family in and around Christchurch. Besides being a splendid drive, there are a number of places which top the ‘must visit’ list at Christchurch.

Kaikoura: This sleepy fishing cove is a breezy little alcove for those who like to mingle with the majestic creatures of the sea. Keep your eyes open for whales, dolphins and cute fur seals. Your options of transport are a boat, a helicopter, or plane. After a long day of chasing the sun, tuck in some fresh seafood and don’t miss the delicious crayfish extravaganza!

 

Arthur’s Pass: New Zealand at its best, Arthur’s Pass is lovely whichever way you look at it. With tall rocky mountains, deep valleys, gushing rivers and white waterfalls, lose yourself in nature’s bounty. Explore new terrain and trek atop mountains or cycle your way to the summit. It’d be a ride worth the pain.

 

Hanmer Springs: For a sophisticated day out, head to Hanmer Springs and soak in the thermal pools before a reinvigorating spa treatment. You can also indulge in some thrilling adventure sports like mountain biking, jet boat rides, or bungee jumping. A quiet walk admiring the beautiful surroundings is a great option too. For the wine lover in you, pay a visit to the Waipara Valley and taste some great quality wines!
Waipara Valley: Spend all day at this vineyard and indulge in tasting some of the best wines you have ever had. Explore new activities like the cellar door tastings and sample delicious Canterbury cuisine paired with delicious wines!
Oxford: This peaceful little village is home to a number of cafes and food stops that bear a reputation of winning their guests’ hearts with delicious food and rich coffees. You can also sign up for a crash course at the cooking school and learn a thing or two from the magic makers themselves. Invoke the adventurer in you and ride across the gorgeously lush Oxford forests and make this a memorable one.
One of the best things to do as a couple or a family is to travel! Travel opens our hearts and minds to new experiences and makes us braver, and stronger than before. A road trip calls for a number of things; the first and foremost being a good car. If your car isn’t in her prime shape, you can always choose from one of the premier car rental services in Christchurch and get yourself a good ride for the trip. Cheers to a great trip!

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