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The Best Skiing In Canada

One of the best skiing destinations in Canada has to be Banff in the Rocky Mountains and state of Alberta. There are a number of reasons for this and it is not all about the skiing, although that is obviously a very important factor. For Banff the quality of the skiing is beyond question but you can also enjoy great apres ski, a place with natural beauty and a little bit of history.

Banff the town resides in Banff national park which is a world heritage site and a beautiful part of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. In the town you can explore the history of the native American Indians, eat and drink in the famous Banff Springs Hotel and have access to a loads of different types of accommodation, restaurants and bars all within an hour and half of the international airport and city of Calgary, once home to the winter Olympics. Needless to say your comfort and apres ski experience will be well catered for.

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Now down to the important business of skiing, one of the biggest benefits of being based in Banff is that you can take out a tri-area ski pass and make the most of three separate ski resorts, each one superb in it’s own right.

* Lake Louise
* Sunshine Mountain
* Mount Norquay

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worlds famous beaches

It’s a well known dilemma: do you go for the exciting buzz of a city break or the more relaxing option of topping up the tan on the beach? Well, why not do both?

Maximise your holiday time by combining city break with sandy break and visiting an urban beach this summer. The following are 10 cities where beaches, deckchairs and cocktails can be found well within city limits.

Sydney (Australia)
Surely one of the most famous city beaches, Sydney’s Bondi is a well known surf spot and modern coastal resort. Dozens of cafes, bars and restaurants look out over the beach, which is backed by attractive parkland and is popular with rollerbladers, skaters and cyclists. Quickly reached from downtown Sydney using local buses, Bondi is Australia’s most iconic beach. And with the city’s ever increasing popularity cheap flights to Sydney from all over the world are more popular than ever, making this an ideal urban beach destination.

Barcelona (Spain)
This Spanish city is a great place to blend a beach break with city slicking. One of the biggest beaches around is Barceloneta which is 1,100m long and attracts hundreds of Barcelonans when the sun comes out – which is fairly often of course! If you prefer something more chilled, try Nova Icària, one of the quietest beaches in the city so ideal for families and well equipped with games areas and volleyball courts.

New York (USA)
Despite being one of the biggest most densely populated cities on earth, New York has several beaches where New Yorkers can escape from city life and get their sand fix. With flights to New York being highly popular the route is well served all year round but especially during the summer months when the beaches are at their best. Coney Island in Brooklyn is a favourite getaway, with Brighton Beach and Manhattan Beach popular places to soak up some rays.

Copenhagen (Denmark)
The Danish capital may not strike you as a sand hot spot, but Copenhagen has two beaches close to the city centre, easily accessible by the local S-train. Here you’ll find clean water, white sand and water temperatures around 20 C during summer best for vacation. Amager Beach Park is the closest to the centre and offers 5km of bathing and a shallow lagoon – a perfect swimming zone. If you just want to swim but are not fussed about sand, dive into Havnebad, Copenhagen’s harbour. The water is clean and clear and it’s a popular spot for cooling off with the local city dwellers, and it’s just a few minutes walk from the centre.

Berlin (Germany)
Despite being a landlocked city miles from the coast, Berlin boasts several urban beaches, easily accessible to folks from all over the world with the abundance of flights to Berlin on offer. Strandbar Mitte, one of the less touristy, is located right on the river Spree and is where Berliners come to relax on stripy deckchairs, enjoy mojitos on sand shipped in to create an artificial beach right on the river bank and watch the boats float by.

Brighton (UK)
You don’t need to go abroad to find a great city beach. Voted as one of the top 10 beaches in the world, Brighton beachfront is famous for its pier which hosts a fun fair, arcades, luxury, side stalls, bars and an atmosphere of traditional seaside fun. Brighton is also known for its lively nightlife and funky beach club culture.

Vancouver (Canada)
The fact that Vancouver has 11 miles worth of beaches within its city limits is doubtless one of the reasons why it’s consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live in the world. Trendy Kitsilano Beach (or ‘Kits’ as the locals call it) has a great outlook spanning from open bay, to the North Shore mountains in Stanley Park. It also has Vancouver’s largest salt water pool (which is heated), tennis courses and a playground for kids.

Dubrovnik (Croatia)
Warm azure seas line the Dubrovnik Riviera and most of the seafront hotels in the city have access to beaches. Most are pebble rather than sand but all offer the usual fun in the sun amenities such as cafés, beach bars, tours, kayak hire and swimming pools. Banje is probably the most famous beach in Dubrovnik and offers a divine view of the city’s red roofed architecture.

Tel Aviv (Israel)
The Israeli capital boasts several beaches within its limits; Gordon-Frishman beach is about as central as you can get in Tel Aviv city and the Gordon salt water pool attracts many people who travel for an early morning workout. The beach is wide and sandy and is one of the hippest places to be in Tel Aviv, with beach bars, DJs, volleyball courts and Tel Aviv’s trendy crowd coming to enjoy the Mediterranean shore. A great place to catch a tan and people watch.

The beaches of Los Angles are famed around the world thanks to the Baywatch adventures of bikini clad Pamela Anderson and life-guarding pal – The Hoff. There are 20 plus beaches to choose from; Manhattan beach (not to be confused with the beach in New York by the same name) has great views of Santa Monica bay and is a favourite with walkers; pocket size El Matador beach is a quieter, romantic spot ideal for couples, and Redondo is the perfect family beach with a long paved path for the kids to bike, skate and run free.

Best & Top Airport Hotel for your to consider to stay for Next holiday!

If your flight is delayed for a few hours or even days, you might to think about using calling card or phone card to call your loved one or spending some time having a nice shower or have a bath or even sleep in a comfortable bed after a long flight in airport hotel. In some country the travel time from the tourist destination area to the airport can take hours; some travelers might also favor to stay at airport hotel during their last stay at the city that they spent their holiday on. Share your travel experience in travel blog or even create your own blog by using good web hosting

Some of you might think that staying in airport hotels is a bad idea, even for a few hours; however after reading this article, you will be surprised of it! Pamper yourself in indulgence of the best chosen airport hotel in the world in random order:

Pan Pacific International Hotel Kuala Lumpur

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Pan Pacific International Hotel is reachable within 5 minutes walk from the sky bridge. It is a very inviting hotel to stay after a long, tiring flight. The hotel also provides buggies to pick you up from the airport to the hotel.

Pan Pacific has all the facilities from beautiful outdoor pool, sauna and steam facilities and even tennis court.

Pan Pacific has been voted for “Best Airport Hotel in Asia” for seventh times and now is voted as “World Leading Airport Hotel in 2009”

 Radisson Blu Hotel Frankfurt am Main – Germany

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Radisson SAS Frankfurt is has unique exterior and with modern and contemporary interior decor. It has massive conference space, seven meeting rooms and pillar-free ballroom. In addition it also has big fitness centre and great view from pool area. Can’t get enough of that? Radisson SAS Frankfurt has also 4 delicious restaurants to choose from; Coast Brasserie and Oyster Bar offer an authentic cuisine.

Sofitel London Heathrow

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In Sofitel London Heathrow, you can find all the things that 5 star hotel offers; tea salon, lobby bar, fine dining, rooms equipped with wireless interned, LCD TV, iPod docks, climate controls, coffee makers, refrigerators, bath tub, shower etc.

And if you decide to try the Imperial Suite, the suite is equipped by beautifully design Swarovski crystal for the lights.

Not only Sofitel London is near the airport, but also it is very convenient to stay in case the travelers wanting to travel by rail service to central London.

Kempinski Hotel Airport Munich

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Kempinski Hotel is located between 2 Munich airport terminals. For travelers who want to spend a few hours in the hotel, you can also enjoy the spa, fitness and pool offer by Kempinski. For food, travelers can also choose between 3 famous cuisine; Charles Lindbergh and Safran which allows traveler to enjoy Thai and Mediterranean food.

Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport

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Westin Detroit is the hotel that you must experience if you decide to rest for a few hours before your next flight or stay for your last day of travel at Detroit. Westin has cool and comfortable surrounding to make your stay memorable. Westin Detroit is known for its “Heavenly Beds”, “Heavenly bath”. Come to Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport Hotel to experience it

Hyatt Regency Hotel International Airport Orlando

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Hyatt Regency Hotel International Airport is located in the main terminal of Orlando Airport. During your stay in this hotel, you can also have convenience to travel to Walt Disney World, Sea World, Universal Studios and the Kennedy Space Center by using the shuttle services provided by the hotel. So you waste no time from airport to hotel and to the tourist destination for your family.

To make it more convenient, the hotel bellman can meet you at your baggage claim place. The hotel itself is designed to provide a calming atmosphere for its guest arriving from a long hour’s plane.

Aloft Philadelphia Airport

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Whistler, Canada: A spa deal with a view at Pan Pacific

Whistler, Canada: A spa deal with a view at Pan Pacific

Imagine relaxing in a heated saltwater swimming pool or a hot tub with majestic views of Canada’s Whistler and Blackcomb mountains while awaiting a “Canadian Moor Mud Detox Wrap” or another treatment that spells “Ahhh.”   You can do that, and get a deal too, in Whistler, one of the host cities for last year’s Winter Olympics.

Deal: Pan Pacific Whistler Mountainside Hotel offers a spa package that gives you a $94 credit per room toward spa services when you book a suite. Package prices start at $187 per night pretax. All suites include a full kitchen, a gas fireplace and bathrooms with soak tubs. High-speed Internet is free. (Prices listed are approximate in U.S. dollars, based on recent exchange rates with the Canadian dollar.)

The Vital Spirit Spa’s treatments include Swedish, sports, deep-tissue and Thai massage, as well as aromatherapy, reflexology and couples massage. Many one-hour treatments cost about $122, so a one-hour massage may cost only $28, plus tax and tip, each day of your stay under this deal.

When: Through Nov. 24.

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6 Endangered Places that should be on your must-do list

As we travel more and more, so do places suffer. Unthinking and irresponsible tourists, development and the environmental crisis are some of the major causes of the destruction of the worlds marvels. As everyone rushes to see these beautiful places and wonders, they become even more endangered. So when you visit these places, make sure that while enjoying the beautiful view, you are responsible enough not to contribute to their endangerment.

Kruger National Park in South Africa

6 Endangered Places that should be on your must-do list

During 2006, there were only less than 50, 000 lions remaining-a far cry from the 200, 000 three decades ago. Ranchers kill them because they eat the livestock, while poachers hunt them for profit. Unfortunately, even those that are staying in national parks are also suffering due to illnesses. When there is not enough funding the animals naturally become the first victims, and corruption among officials does not help the matter.

To appreciate this, go to Kruger National Park or Londolozi, a private game reserve. Singita Lodges have game drives which will make you see the amazing landscape of Africa, where elephants, cheetahs, lions and giraffes roam. This costs $1, 133 per person.

Tanjung Putting Biosphere Reserve in Borneo

6 Endangered Places that should be on your must-do list

Around 50, 000 orangutans call Borneo their home, but this island is critically endangered. Loggers and palm farmers have destroyed the rainforest, and the Indonesian government claims that it makes jobs for the citizens. But its not just the orangutans who are at risk here; the island is also home to the Asian elephant, as well as the Sumatran rhinoceros.

The Rimba Lodge, which is adjacent to the reserve, is a wildlife park. Here you can book for a tour to see these in their natural habitat: orangutans, long-tailed macaques, proboscis monkeys as well as gibbons. Prices start at $49 for two people.

The Taj Mahal in Agra, India

6 Endangered Places that should be on your must-do list

The story of two lovers has never been more tangible than this-a creation borne from a mans love for his wife. All over the world, the Taj mahal is aa well-known, well-loved structure, and most people have this on their must-see list. If you happen to be one of those people, you might have to hasten that trip, because the worlds best-loved wonder, this majestic mausoleum, is under threat due to environmental damage.

Sadly, nearby factories are the causes, as soot and particulates are beginning to turn the beautiful white façade yellowish. Naturally, restoration is in order, and many people have been thinking of ways to preserve its beauty. One includes a giant mud pack-covering the mausoleum with mud like a facial. For someone who has done so much to concretize his love for his wife, future generations seem to have done a lot as well to destroy its beauty.

At Oberoi Amarvilas, you can book for a room which overlooks the beautiful Taj Mahal. If you want to see it up close, thats not a problem as this luxury hotel is a mere five-minute walk away. While you still can, get to appreciate the monument during sunrise, when the white marble turns into different shades of pink. A room for two begins at $741.

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Expedia Summer Sale!

Expedia is excited to announce its Summer Sale! With the lowest prices of the season, travelers will get 40% off thousands of hotels worldwide. In addition, Expedia is also offering customers $300 in coupons for future travel!

Don’t miss the Deal of the Week! Customers will receive a $25 gas card when they stay 3+ nights at Choice Hotels. This offer is only good for one more week!

Expedia Summer Sale!

Top Offers

NEW! Expedia Summer Sale – Save up to 40% on thousands of hotels world-wide! – Expires 6/29/10

NEW! Expedia Summer Sale Bonus: Get $300 in coupons for future travel with a qualifying hotel stay. – Expires 6/29/10

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NEW! Ends Soon: Get a $25 gas card when you stay 3+ nights at Choice Hotels. – Expires 5/20/10

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NEW! Vegas Weekends Sale: Flight + 3 Nights weekend vacations from $212. – Expires 5/25/10

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NEW! Last Minute Car Rentals: Rates from $16 a day! – Expires 5/30/10

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10 best hot tubs in hotels around the world

There is more to hot tubs that just warm water in your cozy hotel. The views are excellent and incomparable. The view is just one part of the criteria among other things. Each hot tub on our list provides a unique experience which understandably does not come cheap.

Hotel on Rivington (New York City)

Paul Stallings who is responsible for the revitalization of New York Citys downtown is also the one who designed the cedar hot tub way up the busy streets of the Lower East Side. You can cool down under the outdoor shower during summer or you might want to warm up by the outdoor fireplace during winter. You can enjoy the hot tub with nine of your friends.

Do not forget to call for a Pearadise champagned prepared by the bartender of the hotel. The tag price to enjoy all these things is $5,000.

10 best hot tubs in hotels around the world










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