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Best Yoga retreat

Yoga, you don’t have to be a Yogi to practise yoga! Everybody can do yoga and go to yoga retreat. If you ever practise yoga before, an hour or 2 might lead to want more, a yoga retreat is a good choice.  Yoga retreat comes from the traditional yoga to luxury ecotourism yoga. Find a time in your busy daily schedule and plan your yoga trip. Search for your accommodation carefully.  And if you are lucky, you can find cheap hotel, discount hotel or hotel deals for your selected yoga retreat accommodation.  You will be surprised after your yoga retreat vacation that you will find the ultimate relaxation!

As Yoga has become more popular these days, the number of people who is practising yoga is also growing. Yoga not only can bring relaxation, awaken your energy that lies within and bring revitalization, but also is said to improve circulation, lower blood pressure and also decrease migraine or head tension.

At the same time, hotels or accommodations that also provide Yoga practise has been growing too!

Below are the best yoga retreat places in the world: 

Fairmont Orchid on Hawaii

Famous for its ‘Spa Without Walls’, now Fairmont Orchid is also add to its list “ Flo-yo” (Floating Yoga). Flo- yo connects body and mind while balancing above the Hawaii’s water. Its a fun workout too, incorporating both body and mind with beautiful and tranquil surrounding. Flo-yo is a new level of yoga!

Jangala Retreat, Iquitos, Peru

Imagine having your Yoga holiday in the middle of Amazon Rainforest! Not only the Yoga retreat is fantastic, the food is fresh and healthy too! Eating vegetable and fruits from locally grown produce and fresh fish from the river, its Heaven on earth
Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Nassau, Bahamas

This is a right place for Yoga lover. Located in one of the most romantic place in the world, you will Wake up early in the morning, and meditate till dawn. In addition, you will also do chanting until tea time and have vegetarian meal. Spent your yoga away from the bustling city life in the place that is surrounded by clear blue water, white sand and charming palm trees; Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat

 

Jatoba Terra Prana Lar Yoga, Sao Paulo, Sao Carlos (Brazil)

Jatoba Terra Prana Lar Yoga in Brazil has many yoga activites; Partner yoga, Karma yoga, silent walks, scared dances, mantras, meditation, zen shiatsu and many more. Its truly a yoga holiday! The place also provides vegetarian meals with homemade bread, cheese and yogurt. The place also provide program to help its guest to connect to mother eart.

 For those who are with children, Jatoba Terra Prana Lar Yoga also offers program for children. 

 

Shreyas Yoga Retreat, Karnataka, Banglore(India)

 

Experience authentic traditional Yoga in exclusive hotel in Bangalore, India.In Shreyas, you will also be served organic food that is grown locally and freshly handpicked from the hotel’s 20 acres field. It is a small exclusive hotel with just 14 rooms and accommodate up to 25 people.

Other than the places above, there are still a lot of good Yoga retreat places for your holiday around the world such as Black Turtle Eco Lodge (Costa Rica), Yachana Eco Lodge (Ecuador), Ard Nahoo Health Farm(Ireland), The farm Sanctuary(New York), Willka T’ika Garden Guesthouse (Peru). Wuinta da Calma Holistic Retreat Centre (Portugal), The Ashtanga Yoga Retreat (Spain), Yoga on Skyros Island.

The first thing to do when selecting the Yoga retreat place to go is to know where is the Yoga location that you would like to go. After knowing the location, the next step is to select which yoga program that you would like to practise, the climate in which you would like to practice your yoga, and the food that you are comfortable with. You would want your yoga holiday to be as comfortable as possible! Enjoy your getaway, reviving and self-searching yoga!

Book your holiday hotel as soon as you find out where you are going, especially if you are staying in new york hotel, Sydney hotels,las vegas hotel, paris hotel etc.

Molokai – The True Hawaiian Island

If you’re seeking a real Hawaiian island experience, then you must visit Molokai. Here’s why.

Molokai is referred to as the most Hawaiian island. It is also often called “The Friendly Island” because of the warmth and aloha spirit of its residents. This island also has a great deal of history so if you’re looking for the old Hawaii, this is it.

Of the 8,000 or so residents of Molokai, nearly 40% are of Hawaiian descent which is why the island got its reputation and reference as the most Hawaiian island.

Molokai has incredible beauty in its rainforests and desolate beaches. Therefore if you are coming to look for a glitzy nightlife and plenty of hustle and bustle, you’re going to be very disappointed.

A visit to Molokai is like a visit to the past. Here is an island where the tallest building is no taller than its neighboring palm trees. And when you visit the pristine beaches, you may be the only person strolling the shoreline.

And the great thing about Molokai beaches is their variety. If the surf is especially harsh on one beach, you can find another one in a different part of the island that is usually much calmer.

But spending your time on the beaches can be very enjoyable. You can comb the beaches looking for interesting seashells. Or take advantage of the beautiful diving experiences.

Here is a place where you won’t find a shopping mall. And where traffic is so minimal that there isn’t even a traffic light.

And the shopping is done in places like Kaunakakai which is the largest town as well as small villages like Kualapu’u and Maunaloa.

The pace of life here is very slow and relaxing. It is a rural area where you can just hang out and enjoy life as it comes.

If you visit this island, you’ll find that many of the regular items needed like foods, health and beauty, etc. are more expensive here because they must be transported from other islands. On the other hand, you’ll find the hotels here to be less expensive than other islands.

So a stay here can be quite cost effective. And the weather is Molokai is fairly steady and comfortable. Mostly the daytime temperatures hover around 75 degrees and rarely drop to anything lower than the 60’s at night.

For the most part these temperatures don’t vary more than 6 or 7 degrees year round so anytime is a great time visit Molokai and experience the real Hawaiian Island.

Jeff Schuman hopes you enjoyed this article on Molokai. He invites you visit his Hawaii tips website today to see the top things to in Hawaii to make your next vacation or trip to paradise a memorable one. http://www.hawaii-tips.com

Top Places To Go On Vacation In Honolulu, Hawaii

When in Honolulu make sure you don’t miss these Honolulu travel highlights

Pearl Harbor is situated just west of Honolulu on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. Most of the harbor and surrounding lands is a United States naval base and home to the headquarters of the U.S. Pacific Naval Fleet. Pearl Harbour was attacked by the Empire of Japan on December 7, 1941 which brought the United States into World War II. The battleship Arizona was hit with an armor piercing bomb which penetrated the forward ammunition compartment, seconds. A national memorial commemorating the attack spans the hull of the sunken battleship. The USS Arizona Memorial is the final resting place of the 1,777 crew members who lost their lives during the attack. Next, take a guided tour of the USS Missouri, the last battleship built by the US Navy. The ship served from World War II through Desert Storm, and was the site of the 1945 Japanese surrender to the Allies. Visitors can also board the U.S.S. Bowfin submarine.

The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific is situated within Punchbowl Crater and is the final resting place of over 45,000 American military personnel who served their country. The Courts of the Missing, a large marble shrine inscribed with the names of over 28,000 soldiers missing in action in World War II, serves as the centerpiece. There is an excellent lookout on the crater’s rim that provides a panoramic view of Honolulu city.

Polynesian Cultural Centre is one of Oahu’s most popular attractions. The centre’s seven island villages give you the insight into the daily adventures of Hawaiian and other South Pacific cultures. The seven villages showcase the indigenous Polynesian cultures of Hawaii, Samoa, the Marquesas, Fiji, New Zealand, Tonga and Tahiti. Real Polynesians share knowledge of their traditional customs, and you can either watch the demonstrations or jump in and participate. Take a canoe ride on the lagoon and experience an IMAX film. Kids will love getting temporary tattoos, spear throwing, ukulele lessons and fishing. No evening at the centre would be complete without experiencing Hawaii’s most authentic luau and amazing Polynesian extravaganza where performers dressed in authentic customs demonstrate their traditions and culture. You will also witness the amazing fire walkers and fire-knife dancers.

The Atlantis Submarine Tour dives below the surface of Hawaii’s blue waters in an Atlantis Submarine! You’ll have a unique chance to observe marine life up close without getting wet, while descending 100 feet (30 meters) beneath the surface in a submarine. The submarine adventure begins with a short (approximately 10 minutes) shuttle ride out to the submarine boarding site. Descending below the surface, your actual underwater tour time is around 45 minutes. Returning to the world above water, your boat is waiting to return you to land. The dive site is home to many Hawaiian fishes, coral and turtles. On this truly eye-opening experience, you’ll visit sunken shipwrecks, airplane wrecks and other artificial reefs.

Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay one of the top natural attractions in the world! Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is a natural crescent beach in the sunken caldera of an extinct volcano. The bay is protected by the volcanic formation and the waters are crystal clear, providing the ideal environment to view schools of colourful fish and perhaps even dolphins and turtles. The safe inner reef is perfect for children and beginners, while the more challenging outer reef will thrill advanced snorkelers.

Diamond Head Crater offers spectacular views of Waikiki Beach. Trek to the 760-foot (228-meter) top of Oahu’s famous crater where breath-taking 360-degree views of Waikiki and the turquoise blue Pacific Ocean await you. The hike is easy and takes about one hour each way.

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An Hawaii Sunset Is Perfect For These 5 Special Occasions

Hawaii- Not many families can say that they have watched a sunset together on Hawaii. This is something that is free to enjoy and adults and children will enjoy doing together.

You can spend time on the beach with your family relaxing and watching the sunset. So you can see it from more than one beautiful area, you can also find other areas in Hawaii to watch the sunset.

5. Alone – You can also experience a sunset on your own. Seeing a beautiful sunset is a great way to help anyone in Hawaii relax and just enjoy being alive. It is definitely more fun to see it with someone, but if you are alone then you definitely don’t want to let that fact stop you.

It is very common for people to travel alone in today’s world. Hawaii is a great place to meet other travelers.

Now that you understand how a Hawaii sunset can make any special occasion better you just need experience one for yourself. Even if there is no occasion happening in your future; Because it is spectacular and unlike anything you will ever see in your life you still need to make a point of visiting Hawaii and experiencing a sunset for yourself.

Jeff Schuman hopes you enjoyed this article on enjoying a beautiful an Hawaii sunset. You are invited to visit his website today to see the top things to do in Hawaii to make your next vacation or trip to paradise a memorable one.

Just being with that special person you can relax and enjoy the food with that special person on your Hawaii Cruises

Hawaii: Luxury resort on Maui for half the price

Hawaii: Luxury resort on Maui for half the price

How about a fall escape to Kaanapali Beach on the Hawaiian island of Maui? This deal gets you posh digs for a discount at a resort with an aquatic playground with three pools, aquatic loungers, hot tubs, a pool slide and cabanas.

Deal: Honua Kai Resort & Spa has a 50% Off Fall Special. The rates, reduced from the regular published room rates, start at $263 per night for an Ohana resort-view room, $288 for an Ohana partial-ocean-view room and $325 for an Ohana ocean-view suite. One- and two-bedroom suites are also discounted 50% for fall;  three-bedroom and specialty suites are discounted 35%.

Most user reviewers on TripAdvisor.com give the resort a thumbs-up.

When: Aug. 29–Dec. 18, based on availability

Tested: When I called reservations, I was told the resort had wide availability for the deal except for Thanksgiving week, which had limited availability.

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Hawaii: Luxury at $99 per night for 2nd room on Big Island

Hawaii: Luxury at $99 per night for 2nd room on Big Island

Imagine a deal that welcomes you with a lei rather than a resort fee. Free beach cabanas, complimentary hikes, ukulele lessons – this luxurious Hawaiian hotel embraces you with aloha.

Deal: The Mauna Lani Bay Hotel and Bungalows on the Big Island has a sweet “Summertime Savings” promotion that lets friends and families book two rooms for less. Book one room at the best available room rate and your second room costs $99 per night. The best available pretax rates range from $296 (standard room) to $640 (corner ocean-front room).

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In the World of Avatar filming

avatar movie poster 6

Another great movie today that is written and directed by James Cameron is Avatar; starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana, Sigourney Weaver, Michelle Rodriguez and Stephen Lang. It is the most technologically advanced work of cinema ever undertaken

The movie brings us to the year 2154, the the era when human are mining valuable mineral in Pandora. The growth of the colony of mining endangered the Na’vi—a living humanoid species native to Pandora. James Cameron said in news conference that the scene in Avatar brings audiences the environmental message in an emotional way. It can be felt in especially in the scene where human cut down the beautiful glowing willow-like tree using the big industrialized machine, while the Na’vi Avatar” Jake Sully” watch in horror.

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Salute: The Strangest Liquors in the World

Handing out homemade beer at a liquor store, Tom and Athena Seefurth, chefs based in Illinois, surprised several people with the smell of their beers-from garlic to tomatoes. They are also the inventors of “pizza beer.” They thought of creating beer that will match their favorite dishes perfectly, and so came up with pizza beer.

Like these two, people all over the world have created different kinds of liquors, which have become worldwide traditions. Wines have been used during the ancient times as medicine, and though people now no longer use them as such, the recipes have survived, and people continue to enjoy them. When in a foreign country, knocking down that glass of strange liquor is also a great way for you to get to know the culture of the people.

Today, experimentation with liquor is done by enterprising people in order to compete with and add flavor to the bottles and bottles of liquor we have become used to. This is a list of some of the strangest liquors you can find in the world.

Pizza Beer in Illinois, USA

Salute: The Strangest Liquors in the World

Pizza being their favorite dish, Tom Seefurth and Athena Seefurth created pizza beer in 2006. Chopping pounds and pounds of wheat crust, tomato, oregano, garlic and basil for their beer, they have sold bottles to people who have made this their favorite. Dont think that there are actual chewable ingredients inside your drink, though, as the ingredients are well filtered, leaving just the essence of pizza. You can find this at Sams Wine and Spirits, or at Top Shelf Wine and Spirits. It is available from over 200 retailers and restaurants across Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

Wine from Snake Bile in Vietnam

Salute: The Strangest Liquors in the World

Feeling gutsy? Try this fascinating drink served in specialty restaurants around Vietnam. The preparation itself is swoon-worthy, as a person to slice open a living cobra to get its gall bladder, and pours the bile to the rice wine. Locals swear by its health benefits, and that it makes men virile. Huang Rung Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh serves this, and so do others that specialize in exotic meats.

Chicha in Peru

Salute: The Strangest Liquors in the World

Chicha or corn beer was drunk during Incan ritual festivals and sacrifices. Today, though no longer used in rituals, Chicha still follows the traditional ways of preparation: women from villages in the Andean region chew the maize and then spit the pulp in earthenware jars filled with warm water, where it is left and stored to ferment. The result is a milky, yellowish liquid served in gourds that are hollowed out. Variations of this drink include pineapples, yucca, and plantains. You can find this drink in chicherias along Cuzco and Lima, mostly in central markets and rural Andean villages. To spot a freshly-made chicha for sale, a red or white flag hung above the doorway of a house will be your signal.

Lizard Wine in China

Salute: The Strangest Liquors in the World

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Top 6 Most Romantic Places in the World to Propose

If you find yourself tongue-tied and unable to pop the question, do not worry as there are many beautiful places in the world which can help you loosen your tongue, while at the same time making it easier for your loved one to say yes.

Unique places which will surprise your partner would be ideal. A tropical place would be great, and those with plenty of islands like Fiji can assure you of a private moment. But if you are the adventurous kind, perhaps an African safari would be the key.

The trick is to find whats perfectly suited to you and your partners likes. But keep in mind that while it may be amazing to pop the question in a faraway, exotic island, you might want to save your money for the real thing. There are places that are near and wont cost you an arm and a leg. As long as you are creative, choose the right moment and create an intimate setting, you will surely hear that sweet yes.

Whether you prefer an island or a city, remote or in the middle of a busy place, these romantic places will surely be memorable enough for you and your partner to remember years from now, when you are happily married to each other.

The Pont Neuf in Paris

Top 6 Most Romantic Places in the World to Propose

An ancient bridge in Paris might just be what you need to connect you and your partners lives together, for good. The oldest standing bridge along the river Seine, Pont Neuf or “New Bridge” is known to be a spot for lovers since its construction in the sixteenth century. With that backing you up, everything is sure to go great. If you want a little drama, take your lover there during sunset, when the dying rays swathe the nearby buildings in golden light. Best of all, you can stay for as long as you want, all free.

The Waipio Valley in Hawaii

Top 6 Most Romantic Places in the World to Propose

Northeast of Hawaiis Big Island, this is named for the Alii, or the ancient Hawaiian Royals who are buried here. But dont let the dead bother you, for this place has life-affirming beauty that will surely amaze you and your loved one. The lush landscape is dotted with fields and lotus ponds, and the cliffs at the far end are stunning, with waterfalls cascading down the hillside. There are seven streams passing the valley, going to the ocean, and this place is also where the longest black sand beach in the state can be found. You can stay anywhere and the view will be great. But if you want a place to stay overnight, theres a Birds Eye room in Waipio Wayside Inn for less than two hundred dollars. For a ride around the valley, NaAlapa Stables will charge $88.

Overlooking the Pitons in St. Lucia

Top 6 Most Romantic Places in the World to Propose

The Pitons, declared by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, are beautiful volcanic peaks which soar three thousand feet from the ocean. If you still think you need a little help on the romance department despite the wonder, Jalousie Plantation, a famous resort in the area, has a director of romance who can help young lovers create that magical moment, since this place is always visited by honeymooners or engaged lovers. You can hang out at the sunset deck at the resort which overlooks the bay formed between two peaks, or if you really want to splurge, go for a helicopter ride. Luxury villas in Plantation Jalousie start at a steep price of $700, while chartering a helicopter for an hours ride costs $1, 800. If this sounds too pricey, head on over to Fond Doux estate where cottages start at $150. And if both of you are adventurous, you can climb the Pitons.

A Sunset Sail in Bora Bora, Tahiti

Top 6 Most Romantic Places in the World to Propose

Who can resist the charms of Bora Bora? Though many will opt to book a room or cottage, be adventurous and set sail and watch your romance take off. Le Meridien Bora Bora can arrange a sunset tour of the lagoon on one of its traditional outriggers that came before the catamaran. Unusual and romantic, you can sip a glass of champagne as you watch the sun set behind the Otemanu mountain. All this for only a hundred dollars per person.

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Planning a Cheap Vacation on an Expensive Destination

A lot of people thought that visiting Aspen, Paris, New York, Napa, and Hawaii meant that youd have to bring a lot of money. Most of them spend their whole lives saving up for that one trip. Spending too much on a single trip, though, isnt very practical. Neither is it a smart choice, because you can save as much as half of the peak season cost if you only know when to book your trip.

Sometimes, you dont even have to time it during the off-season. A lot of people wait for the rates to take a dip during the high season (airplane companies do hold promos) before they purchase their tickets. These discounts range from 20% to a spectacular 50%, so you should definitely keep your eyes peeled.

Maybe theyre not as cheap as your less-than-stellar summer destinations. However, they are at least more affordable during these times. Below are the most desired travel destinations and the best times to book your flight.

London on spare change

Planning a Cheap Vacation on an Expensive Destination

London can be a pretty pricey destination especially if youre coming from miles and miles away. However, if you book your flights from November through March, youll find the hotel rates lower than usual. This is probably due to the fact that these are the colder months, and most people in Europe travel to other parts of the world to enjoy warmer climates.

If youre from Los Angeles, though, a bit of the cold biting your knickers wont do you harm. You might just find the old country charm of London an experience worth investing in, at least for a week or so. Good news, too, because during these cold months, the British Airways and Virgin Atlantic dish out their cheapest airfares. This will give you more money to spend on exquisite London cuisine and much-needed culture.
With the holidays just around the corner, London is also teeming with plays and dances to go to. If youre a party animal, you might just find pubs in London which give you a little bit of Ireland without actually going to Ireland. Whichever way you choose to spend your time here, you can immerse yourself in the English folks elusive Rs without putting a dent on your wallet.

Zooming to Hawaii

Planning a Cheap Vacation on an Expensive Destination

For years, now, this honeymoon destination remained a permanently expensive summer spot, thanks to its pristine beaches and untouchable Hawaiian charm. However, if theres anything good about the recession, its the fact that it made a lot of expensive vacation spots slightly more affordable for ordinary people like you and me. Most of the hoteliers in Hawaii now offer the lowest room rates its ever offered in years.

The airfares to Hawaii also dropped to at least 1/3 of its usual rate. The deals even sweeter if you travel during the low-peak season which is between September and early December. Of course, low seasons in a summer get away means a few rain clouds and showers here and there. If occasional showers wont dampen your mood, though, you should go ahead and book your flight during this time.

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