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A Volcanoes National Park Adventure should be on your to do list while holidaying in Hawaii.

Volcanoes National Park is one of Hawaii’s biggest attractions.  It is specifically located on the Big Island of Hawaii, 30 miles from the town of Hilo. The park covers 300,000 acres of lush and volcanic land and famously houses Kilauea Volcano, one of the world’s most active volcanoes.

The park is also home to a second active volcano: Maunaloa. Visiting Volcanoes National Park gives you that rare chance to experience Kilauea and Maunaloa up close. But the park is not just any tourist attraction, it is in fact, a sacred place for Native Hawaiians as their goddess Pele is believed to be living here. Its diverse ecosystem earned it the distinctions of a World Biosphere Site, and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

 

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Mikasa Club – Your Free Travel Opportunity


 

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Exciting Holmenkollen Ski Festival in Norway

The Holmenkollen Ski Festival is one of the most exciting events in Norway. This hugely successful event attracts thousands of spectators and competitors to Oslo’s amazing hills. The festival started in 1893, and holds the distinction of being the oldest notable ski jump competition in the world. The festival’s official name is FIS World Cup Ski Competitions, and is held annually in March for three weekends.

Holmenkollen Ski Festival

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Discovering the Pituresque Port Town of St George


St. George is the luscious capital city of Grenada, and is not your typical Caribbean vacation getaway. It is considered to be one of the most beautiful towns in the region.  The minute you reach the port area, you will be charmed by the town’s orange roof colonial houses, mountainous landscape and vegetation.  Like other parts of Grenada, St. George will entice you with spice aroma, as it is home to a large number of spice trees, like cloves, cocoa, cinnamon ginger and nutmeg.

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Aside from the attractions you can find around town, the landlocked inner port area is already enough reason to visit St. George and Grenada.  Thus, it is only fitting to begin your exploration in this vicinity. Narrow and steep streets will welcome you, while lovely shops and seafood restaurants will entice you as you walk the waterfront of the Carenage, on the inner port. Some added visual highlights of this visit include stone churches, towering forts, 18th century pastel warehouses, and colorful trees. Read the rest of this entry »

Beautiful Cape Cod and Surrounding Area

Situated on the easternmost part of Massachusetts, Cape Cod is a peninsula that has become a favorite tourist and vacation area in this region of the United States. The peninsula’s coast is filled with long stretches of beaches, art galleries, historic landmarks, charming villages, top-class restaurants and antique shops. The usual way of exploring the peninsula is by doing a driving tour, and making stops at towns that will interest and delight you.

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Cape Cod Lighthouse

The Cape Cod circuit is about 160 miles long (257 kilometers). When elect a driving excursion, you usually start by crossing the Sagamore Bridge, which connects Cape Cod to the mainland. By doing so, the first town you will encounter is Sagamore. The town is the home of the Pairpoint Glass Company, an old company that still utilizes the traditional way of hand blowing lead crystal to form various types of glassware. While here, you can experience the artisans in action carrying out this fascinating local tradition. Read the rest of this entry »

Dominica – Everything Caribbean

Dominica is a Caribbean Standout

Known to many seasoned travelers as the Nature Island, Dominica is officially called the Commonwealth of Dominica. It lies midway along the Eastern Caribbean archipelago and should not be mistaken for its Caribbean neighbor, the Dominican Republic.

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The Emerald Pool

 

Dominica is dominated by tropical rainforests, which makes up two third of the entire island. Here, you will find of rivers, lakes, waterfalls and streams made abundant by a high annual rainfall. Geothermal and volcanic activities are common on the island, as it has seven active volcanoes. There are not many people inhabiting the island. A large number of the 70,000 residents live in and around the capital Roseau. Read the rest of this entry »

The Great Lake Malawi – A Great Holiday Destination

The Great Lake Malawi

Great Lake Malawi is found in the African country of the same name.  Local residents call this third largest lake on the continent the “Lake of the Stars” because during night time, fishermen come with paraffin lamps to illuminate the entire lake.  The lake is also the country’s number one tourist attraction, known for its deepness, abundance of marine life and the clarity of its waters.

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Discovering Surprising Holiday Destinations Near Your Home

Going on a vacation doesn’t always mean planning a long getaway or going to an exotic destination.  Sometimes such an extensive vacation isn’t in the budget, and sometimes you just need a quick, but relaxing, few days to rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul.

Holidaying Close to Home

Planning short getaways within just a few hours from home may be just what you need.  Short little vacations close to home are easier on the wallet and, frankly, easier on the nerves.  Planning and executing long, involved travel plans can backfire, leaving you less relaxed than when you left.  Finding places nearby takes a bit of creativity, but it can be very well worth the effort. Read the rest of this entry »

Set A Travel Budget You Can Follow

When planning for a vacation for you and your family, there are several things that you have to put into consideration. You need to figure how you can save some little money every week for your vacation and at the same time ensure that all the daily expenses of your family are taken care of. If you don’t have a plan or set budget you can follow easily, this can be quite frustrating.

Create a Program for Saving

If your monthly budget is usually tight, it is of course important to plan as much as possible for the future. It would be a lot easier to set aside $20 per week for fifty weeks than it would be to quickly raise $1000 when you are leaving for your vacation.

You need to immediately start putting money for the vacation aside keeping in mind that vacation time will be here very soon. Divide the vacation’s cost with the number of weeks remaining before vacation time, and then put that amount aside every week. With this, you have a budget for the vacation and a set period of time that will work for saving the money you will need.

 

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Are Your Vacation Plans Flexible? Find Last Minute Deals

 

Often, it is true that booking in advance for your travel is more cost effective. However, booking your flights and hotel arrangements at the last minute could indeed pay off.Last minutes deals usually become available when some bookings are cancelled. In order to get it re-booked, companies are ready to discount the package or fare .

Would this not help you save some extra cash for your vacation?

 

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