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Planning for Year End Vacation 0

Posted on July 26, 2010 by dorisch

I was chatting with my cousin on msn and learned that she’s heading for Melbourne this Friday with her family and few friends. She was sharing about the best accommodation deals from the tours she booked and what they would be doing throughout the 8 days.

As everyone starts to plan for year end vacations, I’m hoping that there are more airfare promotional deals out there. As air travel increases, airfares are rising and this isn’t good news for consumers. Compared to last year, airfares are dearer now unless there are promotions. I was just wondering what I would do for Christmas this year. It may be too soon to plan cos the Christmas cards aren’t even out on the shelves! With online cards these days, more people are turning to cardless greetings.

Maybe we’ll spend some nights in Gold Coast when everything is settled. Otherwise, there is always other beaches to visit before school begins for my little boy.

No More Taipei Trip 0

Posted on July 26, 2010 by dorisch

It was disappointing that my mom had disagreed to our family trip in September. I was searching high and low for cheap accommodation rates in the web and now, all the plans are shelved.

These days, travelers are more particular about choosing their desired accommodation. They prefer a modern hotel with good amenities, contemporary furniture, ideal location and attractive pricing. Expectations of travelers are rising so hoteliers and service providers would need to raise their service standards as well.

Since mom had rejected the trip, I may look for some alternatives for a family vacation. Hong Kong, Club Med bintan or perhaps even Sentosa – these are possible options to consider.

Bringing Kids on a Vacation 0

Posted on July 14, 2010 by dorisch

When you are all stressed out at work and hoping for a break, the last thing you want is to bring along your kids for a vacation.

I know of many friends who leave their kids to their parents when they go on vacation. They prefer to go away by themselves and not have to worry about the kids’ pestering them all the time. But the truth is that, taking a vacation with the kids is a good time to spend quality moments with them. Before you know it they may be all grown up and you have missed the chance of spending quality time with them. When I was expecting, I brought my prenatal vitamins that work to my vacation and had a great time vacationing. And when I became a mom, I brought my kid everywhere I go.

Bring your children along with you when you go on a vacation. When you are on vacation with your kids, donít just leave them to enjoy among themselves the different activities and then you and your spouse just go about your way also. It is during this time that you are given the chance to have the time of day to bond with your kids and improve your relationship with them.

Traveling is Good for Students 0

Posted on July 14, 2010 by dorisch

Imagine what it would be like if you could go to the most historical countries there is around the world. With the cheap student travel deals given as promos in a lot of airline, ships and train agencies, travelling is not as hard as it used to.

Discounts for student fares are often offered in all transportations. A great way of making good use of this offers is to let them travel. It could be as an educational tour for the whole class, a group of science club students, or exchange students. Traveling can be a good experience for students as it broadens their perspectives. They learn about new cultures, new insights and enrich their minds. While searching for best weight loss pills. I came across some interesting traveling commentaries by a group of high school students.

With cheap student travel deals, you can take them or let go into nature trips to any part of the world. This way they will be aware of the possibilities and circumstances their experiences could teach them. Let them start early, and who knows theyíll love it and continue traveling when theyíre older.

Shopping in Asia 0

Posted on July 08, 2010 by dorisch

Everyone loves to shop when they are on a vacation. Shopping doesn’t mean buying something. It does mean walking about and checking out what’s in and around. It is a fun thing to do when you aren’t in a hurry at all.

I love shopping in Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. It is awesome. These are the few places in Asia with nice and cool stuff and enough selections to let you go crazy. Whether you are looking for shoes or the latest fashion in town, they have lots to offer. Hong Kong is a fantastic place to shop during the annual summer sale as things do get really cheap. Singapore has sale periods end season and in the festive and it’s still a nice place to find the latest stuff. Tokyo can be expensive but there are a few things that are exclusive to this city such as the Burberry’s Blue Label. Well, when it comes to cosmetics, Tokyo is the place! You can find from street brands to prototype 37c – Japanese women love beauty stuff!

So much about shopping, I’m missing Hong Kong and hope to return in a few months’ time. Then again, I may burn a hole in my pocket so let’s see!

Coastal Vacation for the Family 0

Posted on July 07, 2010 by dorisch

Recreation is one of the biggest needs of a human being, and it is not just about sitting in front of to the television. When you go on a vacation with the entire family you can do stuff like hiking, board games or fishing together. You can see beautiful spots and share the wonder with each other, or you can just relax somewhere, the entire family together. What can be better than that?

That is why a vacation now and then is an absolute must for any family, and now it is easier than ever because of the many options in coastal vacation’s that are available. Two years ago, we rented a coastal holiday home and had fun relaxing by the beach, chilling out and spending quality time with each other. I could even shop for the best diet supplement in the mall.

With coastal vacation’s you will also get the advantage of better rates on all facilities. So why not make use of the opportunity. Start planning your vacation today, just select a destination, find a package and go on a trip that you will never forget.

Finding Best Accommodation Deals on the Internet 0

Posted on July 07, 2010 by dorisch

One of the fun things I enjoy doing is to research into hotel accommodation and to find out the best accommodation deals for a destination. It is nice to view the rooms in the hotels from their websites and writing to find out about the room rates is another thing I enjoy doing.

Just a while ago, my hubby told me that we’ll need to stay in a hotel for a few days before our move to Australia. I started to check out a couple of good accommodation for our family that would be close to amenities. I’m so thankful for the internet that I can easily do my research anytime of the day from the comforts of my home without calling my travel agent. These days, I read lots of hotel reviews from the internet as well as insurance reviews before making any decision.

If you are new to finding the best accommodation deals on the internet, you don’t know what you are missing out. Try it today and you will be surprised how efficient technology has become.

Getting the Best Accommodation Deals 0

Posted on July 06, 2010 by dorisch

When it comes to finding the best accommodation deals, some prefer to book via travel search engines or travel sites while others prefer to book directly through the hotelier.

I tend to compare prices from a few travel websites and check directly from the hotel’s website. No body likes to pay more and everyone likes a bargain or a good deal. There are some hoteliers who guarantee the best rates for those who book directly from the website. This makes sense cos there is no commission to be paid to any middle men. But surprisingly, some hoteliers actually charge more than other travel search engines and this is something I find it hard to understand.

My cousin who wants to know how to lose weight fast was asking for some advice in getting the best accommodation deals online and I told her to go direct. In any case, it’s always good to do your groundwork and research so that you know if you are getting the best prices.

Searching for Best Accommodation Deals in Brisbane 0

Posted on July 05, 2010 by dorisch

I’ve been searching for best accommodation deals for short term accommodation in Brisbane. After some careful thoughts, I have decided that it is better to stay in a serviced apartment for the first couple of weeks before settling down in a permanent rental home.

It’s been easy checking out the property market with a few good websites that provide excellent information for those looking for a place to stay. From the photos, you can get a feel if the property is what you like, very much like checking out accommodation for a holiday. You wanna read about the rooms, facilities, amenities and the photos with good lighting always appeal to me.

It’s good to know that there are quite a few good accommodation deals for the period of our arrival. What’s most important is that it isn’t a peak season since the corporates are back for vacation.

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