Fall foliage scenic drives in Connecticut include the Long Island Sound coastal routes, and the Litchfield Hills in Northwestern Connecticut. These areas offer dramatic scenic drives any season, but for me, the trip that comes alive in the fall is nestled in eastern Connecticut's "Quiet Corner" and you can read all about it here.
The best camping tip you can get is to abide by the Boy Scout motto and 'be prepared.' There are all sorts of things that can happen on a camping trip so expect the unexpected. Make lists of items that you should bring and pack all the essential equipment. Take into consideration the area where you will be, any rules for the camping site, weather conditions, safety and fun.
Taking your kids camping the first time can be a daunting task, if you're not well prepared. But a well prepared camping trip with your kids can be a great joy for everyone involved. Here are a few considerations and preparations you should make before leaving home. First of all, choose an easily accessible location. You may want to choose a camping spot that is accessible by vehicle if your kids are relatively young. If you want to hike in to the camping spot, keep the di...
Las Vegas is home to a wide variety of casinos but the most popular, The MGM Grand, provides outstanding service to its guests.
Rome is a city that requires no introduction. The name alone invokes images of leaf-crowned emperors, mythical gods and majestic architecture.
The city of Tampa is situated on the western coast of the state of Florida in the USA. With a thriving commercial seaport and many waterfront areas, Tampa is also close to a number of notable beaches, such as Clearwater and St. Pete. Located across from St. Petersburg and within easy reach of Orlando, the city has much to offer visitors, including many historic sites, family attractions and major sporting venues.
Some people simply overlook boat insurance. They think that nothing bad is going to happen, when in reality, bad things often happen involving boats!
One of the most exciting experiences that someone can take is that of an African safari. Filled with wide open spaces, fresh air, and surrounded by the beauty of nature. But African safaris require a lot of preparation and money. If you're looking for a way to avoid the hassle of getting a passport, getting extra immunizations, and dealing with all the other details of a safari, then you need to look closer to home and find similar experiences. Thanks to theme parks, thoug...
If, like me, you have always marvelled at the grace and beauty of our aquatic friends, the dolphin, then top of your 'must do' list when visiting Florida has to be to swim with these remarkable mammals.
There are some major disagreements on what the place of a Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) is among renters
What if you get lost in the wilderness without sufficient clothing? What do you do? Make your own survival clothing.
Most people, while hiking or walking, don't even think about the possibility of getting lost. Unfortunately this can lead to trouble. You are usually safe as long as you stick to established trails. But too often, complacency can get you into trouble. You decide to take a shortcut across the trail switchbacks. You wander just a little ways off the trail to see a bird a little better. All it takes is a momentary lapse of judgment and you can be lost. Don't let this happe...
As an outdoor enthusiast you will at some point make a decision to learn how to navigate in the backcountry. Whether you use a map, compass, GPS receiver or all three, there are
You hear about the Kruger National Park from all over the world and you cannot help to wonder what you are missing out on. Now is your opportunity to experience it all. Choosing a visit to South-Africa, Mpumalanga province, which means 'The place where the sun rises' and home to the Kruger National Park, is a great choice for an unforgettable experience. This province has so much to offer and a great variety of visitor attractions, as well as interesting towns and a great variety of private game lodges and accommodation facilities. The most fascinating attraction in this province which is well worth visiting over and over again is the Kruger National Park
Visit Chester and discover a delightful cultural mix that evolves when a 21st century city has been shaped by 2,000 years of history. Within the city walls Chester combines five star luxuries, exclusive stores, excellent dining and a vibrant nightlife with attractions such as a Roman Amphitheatre and Gothic Cathedral.
Going on vacation with your loved ones can be an exciting and a fun experience for everyone. There are many possibilities when it comes to spending your vacation at sea. There is a cruise holiday that will suit everyone.You might ask yourself, 'Where do I start?' Well, the first step is to figure out where you want to go. This might be the hardest step in planning your vacation but once you get past it, everything is a breeze.
As alternative energy sources gain more popularity, companies expand their applications. Self contained solar panels lights are now being used on docks.
Are you interested in going on a fun filled hiking adventure? If you are, you are definitely not alone. In the United States, a large number of individuals enjoy hiking, often whenever they get the chance to do so.
Travel report of a western Caribbean cruise aboard a Royal Caribbean cruise ship.
Taking the advice of well-traveled cruisers is the best thing for first time cruise passengers to do. After all, why not learn from someone else's mistakes or mishaps? Of course, you will still have a few of your own, but that is what makes your first cruising experience memorable. You've got your cruise booked and are counting the days until you set sail. However, there are a few things for you to do before you even start to think about packing. Check with the cruise lin...
Travelers who expect to be greeted by lone standing relics of ancient Greece will be awestruck by the sprawling urban metropolis of today's Athens. The capital city is an explorer's paradise as historic gems are embedded within the modern day melee and cultural nuances of a turbulent past are written between the lines of concrete and the sparkling blue Aegean Sea.
Overview of Toronto, the largest and most multicultural city in Canada.
Well, living on a Cruise Ship is catching on. Quite a few couples are now subscribing to world cruises and it is affecting the Cruise Ship industry. In 2006 the Holland America Line is experiencing a 20 percent increase in the number of cruises longer than 12 days. For 2007, the demand for world cruises for Cunard is so great the company is having two world cruises, including the Queen Mary 2's first voyage around the world, an 80-day journey. Silversea Cruises, a...
Holland America's Signature of Excellence program is just about completed. What does this mean for vacationers who choose Holland as their cruise line?
The Canadian Yachting Association's Learn to Sail standards provide safe, standardized tuition for racing and recreation in sailing dinghies. The introduction comprises White Sail Levels I, II and III. Sailors are introduced to advanced sailing techniques in Bronze Sail Levels IV and V. Silver Sail Level VI and Gold Sail Level VII complete the sylabus, introducing sailors to racing
Protecting your home while you are away on vacation should be a priority before you go.
I went on my first holiday to the tropics recently. I was afraid of catching a disease, so I did a bit of research, and took some precautions. Here are some tips I found useful. 1. Get your shots. I spent a short time in areas relatively free of mosquito-borne disease. The key word is 'relatively'. A two week holiday in an urban area is probably alright. If you're staying for months, or in an area flagged as dangerous, get your shots well in advance. Don't leave it unt...
Swansea is located in the heart of Swansea Bay, one of Wales' most beautiful regions, with landscapes incorporating sandy beaches, waterfalls, rolling countryside and deep valleys. Swansea itself is the second largest city in Wales, and a highly popular tourist destination, widely known for providing excellent shopping facilities and plenty of things to do. Places of interest Swansea has a diverse array of places to visit. The many attractions found in and around the ci...
Weathervanes have embellished the roofs of homes, barns, and churches, both huge and humble, for nearly two millennia. A weathervanes basic function is to indicate the wind direction so you yourself can determine the direction of incoming weather.
Arizona P.M. Enterprises has opened a new tour operation in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. Owner Cathie (Priddy) Marshall, formerly with GlobeMasters Travel Network and All Around Branson, identified the need for group tour receptive services which specialize in sightseeing and custom packages for groups touring in the Lake Havasu region. Services being offered include meet-and-greet at both Las Vegas and Phoenix airports, transportation and step-on guides.
Alberta was named after Princess Louise Caroline Alberta, the fourth daughter of Queen Victoria. Located in Western Canada Alberta is a province of approx 3 million people. Alberta celebrates 100 years as a province in 2005. As part of the Centennial celebration, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip visited the province from May 23 to May 25 of 2005. The capital City of Alberta is Edmonton. Although Edmonton is the capital it is Calgary that is the most populous and has the largest metropolitan
In this continuing series, we cover my move from San Diego to Chita, Siberia to be a professor at Chita State Technical University. We pick up the story outside the airport in Khabarovsk, Russia.
It is always nice to see how the other half lives, take for instance there is the Life of Luxury: the George Hamilton way. This is a TV show which looks at the lives of the Super Rich in which the first episode looks at the PlayBoy Mansion, a collection of multi-million dollar homes, hip-hop half-billion dollar empires and some queens of shopping. Tom Delay's Life of Luxury over the last six years: Public documents reviewed by The Associated Press document his 48 visits to golf clubs and resorts; 100 flights aboard private company planes; 200 stays at hotels, many world-class; and 500 meals at restaurants, some averaging nearly $200 for a dinner for two. Not all paid for by Tom Delay.
Carnivals new elaborate ship "Freedom" opens the door for Carnival to sail the Greek Isles for the first time ever.
It's not called one of the happiest places on earth for nothing! We're talking of course about Disney World, one of the largest and most popular theme parks on the planet. They have attractions, rides, hotels galore, and so many things to see and do that you would have to take 10 trips to Disney World to see it all. Before you go though, you do need to keep some tips in mind. Sure, it can be a great adventure for your whole family, but if you do not come prepared you might en...
There is no denying it: Ottawa is known is one of the coldest capitals in the world (only as far as temperatures are concerned though). But does that mean you stay at home during the winter and mope? Absolutely not! Ottawa has turned a potential liability into a key asset and really shows us how to celebrate winter. First there is Winterlude, Ottawa's winter festival, which is being held this year from February 3 to 19, 2006. Winterlude is apparently attended by more than ...
Becoming ill in a foreign country is a concern for everyone, especially if you cannot understand the health system or speak the language.
The city of the Medici, Machiavelli, and the Pazzi, Florence is also the metropolis that gave birth to Italian Renaissance. It is a city with history and culture as old as its ruins. Florence saw the rise and fall of the Medici power, the burning at the stake of the prophet Girolamo Savonarola, and the magnificent orations of Niccolo Machiavelli. Florence is also a city of architectural wonders, spawning such marvels as the Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria, the Uffizi mus...
Islas Secas is not a private island, it is a privately owned group of 16 small islands 12 miles off Panama's Pacific Coast. If you want to feel like a castaway on your honeymoon, with all the comforts then Islas Secas could well be the place for your private island honeymoon. Islas Secas is a unique kind of resort built very definitely with the expression eco friendly in mind, and is the ideal honeymoon destination for couples who just don't want the 5 star crowded all sin...
Mosquitoes can carry diseases like malaria, yellow fever, many types of encephalitis and dengue. Almost 600 million people die each year with mosquito-born diseases. What can you do to prevent getting bitten? Mosquito netting is important because it prevents an insect bite that carries infectious diseases. It comes in a variety of shapes, color and purposes. Here are some guidelines for you to choose the perfect mosquito netting. 1) Size and shape: The size of the net... Keywords: mosquito netting,netting Article Body: Mosquitoes can carry diseases like malaria, yellow fever, many types of encephalitis and dengue. Almost 600 million people die each year with mosquito-born diseases. What can you do to prevent getting bitten? Mosquito netting is important because it prevents an insect bite that carries infectious diseases. It comes in a variety of shapes, color and purposes. Here are some guidelines for you to choose the perfect mosquito netting. 1) Size and shape: The size of the net should be spacious. It should have enough space to cover your whole body while sleeping. The mosquito netting should provide you with your needed air circulation. A mosquito net with holes of 1.2mm x 1.2mm is the most used and the most recommended. Rectangular mosquito nettings are more advisable to use because it provides much needed space for you and your friends. Pyramid shaped mosquito nets could be used for individual purposes. 2) Material: There are two most common material used in mosquito netting ' polyester and cotton. Mosquito netting made of polyester is lightweight that could be used for camping and other traveling needs. It lasts longer than cotton nets because cotton is not water-resistant and weighs more when wet. But cotton mosquito netting could offer a more comfortable rest when used outdoors. Both of these kinds of netting are available in different sizes and thickness of the thread used. For a more efficient mosquito net, it is recommended to purchase a net that has been sprayed with high quality insecticides. If the nets are pre-treated with insecticides, the mosquito net repellant could be useful at least for a year depending on heat and rain exposure. If insecticide is no longer there, you could always buy from your nearest store. 3) Purpose: The mosquito netting is perfect for a number of situations. It could be used outside of your backyard as gazebos and umbrellas. It could be used in your house as doors, windows and balconies. It could be used in traveling and in camping. Whatever the case may be, it could be used anywhere you may go. 4) Variety: The mosquito netting could be purchased in a number of styles and shapes for your preference. Here are some of the basic kinds of mosquito nets available in stores. * Head and body nets: These kinds of nets are usually used outdoors in camping and in dealing with swarms of mosquitoes. There are nets available to cover any part of the body, or the whole body itself. * Indoor nets: Indoor nets are used in the repelling of insects inside the house. It is to protect your children and yourself from future insect bites. It is used in screening the doors, windows, as draperies, and many more. * Hanging nets: These kinds of mosquito nets are hanged from the top of your house and tucked into the floor. They are the types of nets that are best used as umbrella, for balconies, and for larger areas to cover. * Equipment nets: These are specialty equipments produced with mosquito netting. Samples of this include a baby stroller net, bed canopies, and many more. Now that you know how to buy the perfect mosquito netting for you, invest now and experience the protection your family would maintain.
When people in Israel get together for the first time one of the first things they ask each other the origins of their family. It's quite common that someone will have, for instance, an Iraqi father and a Bulgarian mother. Traditions mingle and a new race is born.
If tranquility and serenity are adjectives you would use to describe the perfect trip, leave Hong Kong out of your itinerary. The boisterous energy of 14 million inhabitants leaves the visitor wondering if insomnia is contagious in this city. Hong Kong is the quintessential representation of east meets west, boasting its own Times Square along with artifacts from the Paleolithic Age.
If you have never been on a cruise before, you are in for the time of your life. There are cruises going anywhere and everywhere that there is water. Destinations are as exotic as the Caribbean, Alaska and Europe. No driving. No packing and repacking from place to place. All the food you care to eat. Gambling, dancing and all kinds of night life. And best of all, no phones! I am told it is a shopper's paradise. I don't know as I could care less about shopping, but don't...
Scandinavia occupies the Northern part of Europe and includes Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. These countries have a lot in common, so often it is recommended to visit them during one trip. May be next time you'll be back to know one of them better.
Now you can incorporate your love for cooking with your dreams of high seas adventure because more and more cruise ships are offering cooking-related events onboard.
Whether you are first time cruiser or seasoned veteran Disney passenger, plan ahead and budget and you can save alot of money on your next Disney Cruise.
There are many fishing safety rules that you should follow while moving to sportfishing, which will safe you from the injuries and your life.
Throughout history, France has always played a pivotal role in Europe. From Art to Politics to Architecture, it is a fascinating place. Here is some background information to consider before your trip.
I have to admit that at present time, booking hotels through internet is one of the most popular ways. You can find hotel accommodation all over the world by only using your fingertip. Apart from that, booking hotel from hotel booking you can get very cheap rate because the competitive market itself. There are a lot of internet website that you can visit, and they are offering different accommodation rate. However, booking hotel online for major cities is quite easy becaus...
Shopping in Germany may not have the cachet of France or Italy, but it's still great fun to pick up some local and imported treasures. Berlin and Munich are the major shopping centers in Germany and you'll be sure to find something that pleases. Here's a look at the shopping scene in these two great cities.
Krakow is a very fascinating city. There are many curiosities and treasures hidden in its chapels, churches, streets, cemeteries and museums.
A little bit of planning can result in a big increase in security and satisfaction when it comes to student travel.
In this article, I am going to write about the joys of going on holiday in a camper van. Owning and travelling around in one of these vans gives people a lot of freedom of where they want to stop to sleep and for how long they want to stay in each destination. Many people from the UK decide to tour parts of Europe over a period of months in one of these type of vehicles.
Learn the Insider's Secrets on How to Get a Cruise Ship Job From Someone Who Did Two World Cruises, Went To Over Fifty Countries and Six Continents.
Glencoe's spring sky looked bleak; wrathful clouds glared, threatening imminent showers. Columns of light penetrated the cloud, stood as sentinels guarding entrance to the sweeping valley. The scent of springtime was in the air; a new harvest was approaching. Animals all around were preparing their nests for new siblings and a busy summer. The echoes of songbirds and their merry tunes sang throughout the valley; the season of courtship was upon us. A crisp breeze was a ...
The Cyclades is the central group of islands in the Aegean Sea. The middle group consists of Serifos, Sifnos, Andiparos, Paros, Naxos, Dhenoussa, Iraklia, Skhinoussa, Koufonisia, Amorgos and Levitha
Formula Vision is a Managing holding company for emerging companies who develop and promote Proprietary IT Solutions targeting International Markets. The Formula Group is one of the largest software groups, operating internationally.
As couples have become more mobile in recent years, destination weddings have greatly increased in popularity. Most Caribbean weddings come as customizable vacation packages with all details accounted for by the resort or planning service. As a result, you and your guests can spend time relaxing on the beach rather than scrambling through last-minute preparations. Though it would seem far more difficult to plan a wedding from thousands of miles away, the reality is that a wed...
Patriot's Point Mt. Pleasant, SC Charleston, South Carolina has long been a popular tourist destination. Why not? It offers an historical district of some of the finest preserved early American homes, fabulous shopping and restaurants, antebellum plantations, the South Carolina Aquarium, great beaches and a temperate climate. Located just a few minutes from the major downtown attractions, just across the Cooper River via the striking Ravenel Bridge is Patriot's Point. ...