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Posted on Oct 25, 2014 |

6 Remote And Exotic Places To Fly To

6 Remote And Exotic Places To Fly To

You’ve finally got your pilot’s license, purchased your Cessna 182 at a bargain price and fixed it up, and have a good six months of free time to go anywhere in the world. Now the big question is if you were up to vacationing in a few of the most remote vacation destinations in the world, where would you go? Easter Island Rapa Nui is the Polynesian name for this island in the South Pacific that is part of the territory of Chile. Thousands of miles away from South America, Easter Island has no neighboring islands. UNESCO has put it on its World Heritage list because of the gigantic carved stone heads that peer out from its shores. The island was formed by three extinct volcanoes and is regarded as a national park. You would fly in from either Tahiti or Santiago, stay in a hotel, and rent a jeep to explore the island.(Image by Ben Smethers) The Desert of the Empty Quarter The Empty Quarter is a lonely 250,000 miles of...

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Posted on Oct 24, 2014 |

Where will Heathrow Express Take You?

Where will Heathrow Express Take You?

One of the most important things once you arrive at Heathrow Airport in London is getting the right transport service to get you to central London or to your destinations. For common reasons such as saving time, convenience, accurate schedule and enjoyable vacation, the best option would be to hire your own car and drive out of the airport. However, you may be traveling on a budget and find it expensive to rent a car. There are other great options available at the airport that you can choose from. One of the most preferred ways of travel from the airport is the Heathrow Express. Other means of travel include taking a taxi, shuttle or even buses and coaches. Heathrow express The Heathrow Express is considered to be the most predictable and preferred passage going to London. The Paddington railway station that offers transit train service is located only 15 minutes from the various Heathrow terminals. There are two main Express stations at the airport; one situated at the terminals...

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Posted on Oct 22, 2014 |

Top Family Travel Destinations in London

Top Family Travel Destinations in London

London is known to be one of the most exciting places for teenagers, kids as well as for family vacations. It may seem overwhelming to take a family to London but it is rather manageable. Most of the museums in the city offer free entry giving you ample time to get the value out of your money. Public transportation in the city also give good family discounts in addition to car hire Heathrow airport that will give great services as you get around the city. Some of the top family travel destinations in London include: Art Galleries London is home to some of the most extraordinary art galleries. There are a wide range of galleries in the city that showcase marvellous collections. Some of the most popular galleries include the Royal Academy, the Tate Art Galleries, the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery. These galleries offer great exhibitions that are most suited for families especially in the summer.(Image by Al Richardson) Museums Museums that are well known for craft...

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Posted on Oct 20, 2014 |

A Traveler’s Guide to Volunteering

A Traveler’s Guide to Volunteering

Today, the internet and other global communications have increasingly shed more light on poverty, wealth disparities and environmental issues in the developing areas. This has led to volunteering becoming a popular activity for travelers especially when traveling abroad. Depending on how you have planned to spend your trips, you can always find a volunteering experience that fits your plans and interests. With different levels of facilities, there are various projects as well as organizations that you can choose to work with. Unicef does really great work in offering travelers with volunteering opportunities. Below is a simple traveler’s guide to volunteering while on your trip. Pick Your Destination and Learn About it It is very important for any potential volunteer to read the relevant sources and understand the core issues and the basics of aid and development. A good place to start is reading books on understanding the developing world. This will help you understand your expectations and create a connection to the country you plan to visit. Ensure that the...

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Posted on Oct 8, 2014 |

5 Great Home State Vacation Ideas for the Financially Tapped Family

5 Great Home State Vacation Ideas for the Financially Tapped Family

While our first inclination is always to travel, there are times where budgetary concerns override our desire to see the world. These times call for a bit of creativity so that we can still utilize that valuable vacation time, give our kids memories of great family vacations, and relax and unwind while not settling into a Netflix watching binge. These times call for an in-state vacation. Up until recently, we’d never even thought of staying home for a vacation, but after my husband was laid off work, this became a necessity. After our first in-state vacation though, I can tell you that it was a rousing success that I wouldn’t hesitate to pull out of my bag of tricks if we should ever run into future monetary struggles that keep us from traveling. (Image by Vanessa Chettleburgh) Here are a few tips to make your next staycation a real hit. Resist the Urge to Do What You Always Do The number one tip I can give you about staycationing,...

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