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Top Five Budget Countries to Go On Holiday

Top Five Budget Countries to Go On Holiday

Holidays can be expensive. Paying for a whole family of four or even just going by yourself can cost thousands of pounds, especially when you are going somewhere popular such as New York or Paris. Travel costs, food costs, the fact that you need somewhere to sleep… Sometimes you just need an affordable and relaxing getaway to put the daily stress of life on hold. Whether you want to travel to visit the beach or to eat the best street food there is to offer, going on a budget holiday is the best way to satisfy your urge for something different.

 

  1. Cuba

Cuba is a brilliant place to visit for all the family or just solo. This Caribbean island is also one of the cheapest places you can visit- with prices of several hotels being less than £50 a day. You can visit Viñales Valley for a bike ride or hike up this mountain which is also a world heritage site. There are also several different museums such as the Museum Of the Revolution and Havana is well-known for its bustling nightlife. Whether you’re going by yourself or not, Cuba is a great place to visit at very cheap prices.

Cuba

2. Greece

Even though Greece is undergoing an economic crisis as of now it is still a very good holiday destination, especially when on a budget. The prices are budget, and the population is always appreciative of tourists who visit to support their lives whether it’s by buying food from a restaurant or staying in their hotels.   Greece is an idyllic place with thousands of different entertaining things you can do, such as visiting the classic Acropolis in Athens or going to the world-renowned Parthenon which is thousands of years old. Greece has some of the best Mediterranean food in the world, and it’s all very cheap and affordable.

Greece

3. Bolivia

Bolivia is the cheapest country to visit in South America. It is filled with different types of attractions to visit, including various mountains such as the Andres Mountains that are perfect for hiking, as well as the Amazon Basin Rainforest that is a place of exploration. The Lake Titicaca is the largest lake in the continent, and it is a great place to go kayaking or even to just look at. The lake is also home to Incan ruins and a large range of wildlife such as llamas, alpacas, or just frogs. Hotels in Bolivia can be as cheap as £100 a night, and there is really no better place to go if you are an adventurous person.

4. Shanghai, China.

The main reason most people visit Shanghai is undoubtedly because of the large amount of amazing street food on offer, from soup dumplings to sticky rice balls. There are a few places with cheap accommodation, and even if wandering the busy streets of Shanghai is not for you, there is also places like the Yu Garden or the Oriental Pearl Tower where you can sightsee or just relax. For the kids or avid Disney fans, there’s also the Shanghai Disney Resort which is always a crowd pleaser even though it isn’t the cheapest option on the list.

Shanghai

5. Portugal

Portugal has always been known for being one of the most affordable options in Europe, with dozens of different medieval buildings and towers still available to view. The Belém Tower, Castle of the Moors and Jerónimos Monastery are some of the most popular medieval landmarks. Of course, if you do not enjoy medieval buildings or history, there is always the option to just visit the Peneda-Gerês National Park, a beautiful nature reserve with many different walking trails suitable for all the family. Portugal’s flights are cheap and hotels start at the low price of only £12.

Portugal

Top Five Budget Countries to Go On Holiday


Top Five Places to Visit Glasgow, Scotland.

Top Five Places to visit in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow is a wonderful place, located in the West of Central Scotland on the banks of the River Clyde. Previously a city known for its industry, Glasgow has turned into a popular tourist attraction, being the fourth most visited city in all of the UK. It has a multitude of great places to visit, from magnificent museums and cathedrals to refreshing parks and the highlands. Whether you’re visiting Glasgow for the first time or not, there is always something that you can do in this bustling city. Here are our 5 favourite places to visit in Glasgow.

Glasgow

      1. Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and museum is located at the end of Sauchiehall Street, a pedestrian area more than 1.5 miles long which offers hundreds of different shops, hotels and other amenities. This gallery was first designed by Sir John W. Simpson and E.J Milner Allen. The museum has a massive collection of exhibits and is known for its arms and armour collections. Once you’ve looked at the fascinating exhibits, you can stop off in the restaurant for some lunch and just have a nice little day out.
Kelvingrove Art Gallery
     2. Glasgow Cathedral
 Glasgow Cathedral has a long history, built before the Reformation in the late 12th century. Technically, Glasgow cathedral is no longer a cathedral, since it has not been overruled by a bishop since 1690. However, it is still a place of active Christian worship, hosting a Church of Scotland congregation. It is free to enter and is full of plaques dotted around it explaining the history of the cathedral. This beautiful cathedral is a great place to go for any lover of history; even better if you go when the organist is playing for a real authentic experience.
 Glasgow Cathedral
    3. Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
 The Gallery of Modern Art was opened in 1996, and since then it has been well-known for its excellent contemporary art. It exhibits work by local and international artists and addresses several social issues in biweekly events. This wonderful gallery also has free Wi-fi, a cafe, and even a mini-library inside of it. The Gallery of modern art has pieces from several artists, including works by Andy Warhol and David Hockney. This gallery has mesmerising works of art such as an equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington sculpted by Carlo Marochetti in 1844. If you are a fan of modern art or are even indifferent, this is still a good place to go.
Gallery of modern art, glasgow
     4. Kelvingrove Park
  Kelvingrove Park is another free place to visit, and a fabulous one at that. It was created in 1852 by English gardener Sir Joe Paxton, who also worked on the Crystal Palace in London. The park is 34 hectares in size and is an area heavy with wildlife. There are many different birds from kingfishers to cormorant, and there are also red foxes and even otters. It is in a central location, West of Gilmorehill and the University of Glasgow, South of Partick and Anderston, to the East by Charing Cross and to the North by Hillhead and Woodlands. It’s a great place to visit for all the family, and it even has a bandstand that is used for summer music festivals.
 Kelvingrove Park
     5. Celtic Park
Celtic Park is a football stadium which is the largest in Scotland, with a capacity of 60,441 people. It is also known as Parkhead or paradise by Celtic fans. Celtic was formed in 1897, and Parkhead was built in 1898. Celtic Park has been used as a venue for Scotland internationals, and in 2014 it hosted the opening ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. It is a brilliant place to visit for any football fan,  and once you’ve visited it there are even restaurants inside to have a bite in.
Celtic Park

Top Five Places to visit in Glasgow, Scotland.

10 Amazing Things to Do in Thailand

10 Amazing Things to Do in Thailand

 

10 Amazing Things to Do in Thailand

25 Things To Do In Toronto

25 Things To Do In Toronto

25 Things To Do In Toronto

Things To Do In New Zealand

Things To Do In New Zealand

 

Things To Do In New Zealand

Wholesale Hotels Group is disrupting a $500-billion-dollar online hotel booking industry!

Wholesale Hotels Group is disrupting a $500-billion-dollar online hotel booking industry!

We are all after the next big deal on travel but generally, we end up finding the same thing in different packaging. Wholesale Hotels Group (WHG) has launched the concept of providing hotels at wholesale rates while connecting a variety of consumers with wholesale hotel suppliers globally and in its essence, disrupting a $500-billion-dollar industry.

Wholesale Hotels Group

Why do I have to pay membership and what’s in it for me?

Nowadays, every site offers Best Rate Guarantee or Price Match Guarantee, but have you really read their Terms and Conditions? If you did, you would know that membership-based sites (e.g.: Wholesale Hotels Group) are EXCLUDED. Why? Very simple!

Because in many instances THEY CAN’T COMPETE WITH OUR RATES!

Now, why would a company like WHG be able to provide marginally better rates to you than the big brand sites?
Simply because of our contractual agreements with our wholesale suppliers. They make these very inexpensive hotel deals happen to our customers who are already paying to be members of our site and as part of our contractual promise to them, we don’t publicly advertise or display their rates.

WHG entry level subscription starts as low as $34.99 to end-users for a 3-month membership but use PROMO CODE 86632235 and get 50% OFF on your membership fee! Sign up here:
https://whotelsgroup.com/member-signup/86632235

WHG also offers coupons for its competitors which may include additional discounts on travel. One can find all the discount offers and the latest promo codes provided by many other major booking sites on www.whotelsgroup.com.

While the hotel booking part of the platform requires a subscription; flights, events and activities can be utilized on the site without it.

Are you a corporation with great reputation? WHG may want your business!
Wholesale Hotels Group offers membership to a variety of ways. Besides offering their platform to end-users, certain eligible corporations with good reputation can also take advantage of their 90-DAY FREE TRIAL with no credit card needed to sign up.

Qualified Travel Professional / Non-Profit corporation / Government Entity?
WHG also offers free membership to IATAN, CLIA or ARC accredited Travel Agencies with a good reputation in the travel industry as well as Non-Profit corporations and Government entities.

About the Company:

Wholesale Hotels Group is a registered online travel agency in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA offering both listings and booking facilities of hotels, flights, events and a variety of activities. WHG is fully accredited by the largest organizations in the travel industry both by IATANTM and ASTATM. The company has been holding a stellar A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau since its accreditation.

Snowmobiling in Niseko Hanazono, Japan

Snowmobiling in Niseko Hanazono, Japan

 

Snowmobiling in Niseko is a must experience and a great alternative to skiing and snowboarding if you’re looking for a day off the slopes.  A great adventure for those looking for a thrill or just to relax in Niseko.

 

Go on a journey through Niseko‘s renowned powder snow on your very own high-performance snowmobile. Niseko Hanazono’s experienced guides will take you via the lush forests, through snow-covered pastures and to some of the most awesome views of the Niseko range and beyond. Their fleet is made up of state of the art, single cylinder, two-stroke 300cc, easy to ride lightweight machines.

Snowmobiling in Niseko Hanazono, Japan

There are 2 superb courses to choose from:

Rabbit Course

Rabbit Course is a 30-minute course within the spacious expanse of the golf course. This is an ideal choice for children or those experiencing the sport for the first time.

Panorama Course

This tour is for riders who would like to range out into more remote areas, across snow-covered pastures with stunning panoramic views. You will explore forest trails and backcountry bowls filled with deep powder snow. Experienced guides will instruct you the techniques involved in snowmobiling powder snow. The 60-minute panorama course offers some of the most commanding views in the whole Niseko region.

 

Click here to find out more information about snowmobiling in Niseko.

What To Bring

We recommend you bring the following items for your comfort;

  • Ski/snowboard clothes
  • Goggles
  • Gloves
  • Neck Warmer
  • Beanie
  • Snow Boots

 

If necessary Goggles can be provided.

 

  • Helmets are provided and are required for all participants
  • Snowboard boots are OK but Ski Boots are not recommended

Safety

First timers can be assured Niseko Hanazono’s expert guides will explain all equipment, safety features and show you the correct techniques so you can quickly adapt to enjoy the tour. They will introduce you to your snowmobile and do some easy practice loops to make sure you’re handling your machine comfortably. Then you set off for the mountain together, making plenty of stops to let you catch your breath and take pictures.

 

NEWThis year 6 new snowmobiles have been added to Niseko Hanazono’s fleet.  These are on top of the 4 new tandem machines added for the 2016-17 season, ensuring you have access to the best equipment for your snowmobiling tours on the mountain.

 

5 Things To Do In Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium

Located in the downtown area of the capital city of Georgia, USA is the Georgia Aquarium. This internationally recognized aquarium is home to over 100,000 animals and many species of fish and sea creatures. It is the second largest aquarium in the world.

This public aquarium has been built by the generous contributions of individuals such as Bernard Marcus, Jeff Swanagan, the Coca-Cola company, and others. It was originally built around the establishment of a home for whale sharks and from that has grown a location with educational programs, public entertainment venues, and seven different exhibitions that are updated yearly to reflect the most recent combination of sea life.

Visitors may view seven different exhibits. Southern Company River Scout is an exhibit that shows local area and regional underwater environments to be seen from the bottom up. The AT&T Dolphin Celebration comes complete with a dolphin show from the 13 dolphins in residence. Cold Water Quest exhibit allows the public to see animals from the polar regions of the world. Ocean Voyager was built by Home Depot and shows life from the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System. The Tropical Diver exhibit shows Indo-Pacific fish and the development of live coral reefs. Suntrust Pier is an exhibit of sea lions. Aquanaut Adventure: A Discovery Zone is the most recently built aquarium and features a scavenger hunt using the aquarium’s mobile app. Included in the offerings is also a Titanic Aquatic that has a walk-through of the original Titanic ship.

The aquarium is open to the public year round.

Fox Theatre

fox theatre

Located in Midtown Atlanta on Peachtree St. is the Fox Theatre, known as the “Fabulous Fox.” It was originally a Moorish temple and eventually a movie palace. It has been restored to be the most active venue for national and international performing companies and stars. Broadway touring companies may be seen at the Fox along with the Atlanta Ballet Company and many award winning films from around the world.

Make sure you hear and see “Mighty Mo” the Fox’s 3,662 pipe, theatre organ that still ranks as the second largest pipe organ in the United States. It has been featured in many live productions and Hollywood movies.

 

Atlanta Botanical Garden

atlanta botanical garden

Midtown Atlanta, Georgia is home to the 30 acre botanical garden started in 1976. It is designed to provide aesthetic, educational, recreational and dining experiences for the general public. It involves itself in conservation and research in order to continue growing species of plant life native to this area of the world.

The garden is home to the Children’s Garden, the Fuqua Conservatory, and the Fuqua Orchid Center. Social events, weddings, art exhibitions and the annual Garden of the Eden Ball are held in these locations. Of special interest during the winter season is the Garden Lights, Holiday Nights exhibition which features 1.5 million LEDs.

Piedmont Park

piedmont park

If you fancy a walk in a beautiful park, long to get your oils out and paint, or simply desire to listen to an outdoor concert, it can happen in Piedmont Park. This urban park was originally a gentleman’s farm, but was sold to the Piedmont Driving Club to be used as a racing grounds. The Driving Club joined arms and money with the Piedmont Exposition Company and began to use the property as a place for fairs and expositions.

In the 19th century, major expositions were held at this location and eventually the designer of Central Park in New York City was engaged to redesign the land to be more user friendly for the local population. Walking paths, benches, and places of repose were created and the park began to be a more common place for the general population to come.

In addition to a place of beauty and recreation, many outdoor concerts featuring national and international stars are held in the park.

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site

Known worldwide as the leader of the American Civil Rights Movement, this location was very recently renamed the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Park. It is home to the home of his birth and Ebenezer Baptist Church from which is preached and pastored.

The MLK site consists of a museum that showcases exhibits about the civil rights movement and Dr. King’s role in this movement. There is a gift shop built inside what was originally a fire station. The center is also home to the “I Have a Dream” International World Peace Rose Garden and a statue may be seen dedicated to Mohanda K Gandhi. Visitors may also walk along the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame.

Special events are held during Black History Month which is February and every anniversary of the assassination of this great man of peace.

 

Our 6 Favourite Places to Visit in India

Our Favourite Places to Visit in India

 

India is well known for having one of the most prominent cultural histories, as well as it’s widespread religious beliefs. India is the second most populated country in the world, with over 1.2 billion people, and this means that there are thousands of different architectural feats, hundreds of different types of cuisine, and all different kinds of art. India is a wonderful place to visit as any tourist, and it’s no wonder that tourism in India is growing rapidly. (India received 23.3 million foreign and domestic tourists in 2016.) India has numerous different attractions to visit, including the iconic Taj Mahal, Gateway of India and the Lodi Gardens. Here are some of our favourite places to visit in India.

  1. The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is a world-renowned mausoleum that was commissioned in 1632 by the Emperor of the Mogul Empire, Shah Jahan, as a tomb to house his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal itself was built with glistening white marble and is a magnificent building to look at. The Taj Mahal is over 350 years old,  and it is still one of India’s most celebrated structures, and the grounds compliment the fine scenery that you will see when you go there. The Taj Mahal is also a UNESCO world heritage site, so there are many tour guides to show you the Taj Mahal and allow you to experience the trip in its full. If you go to the Taj Mahal, the breathtaking building and wonderful insight from a tour guide into the building’s history will be well worth the visit, just make sure you bring sunglasses to prevent the glare from the white marble and the sunlight.

The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal

2. The Gateway of India

The Gateway of India is an arch monument that was built during the 20th century. It is located in Bombay, India, and it was erected to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder on their visit to India in 1911 (although it was only completed in 1924.) This imposing archway incorporates Islamic-style architecture, and the basalt archway faces out to Mumbai Harbour from the top of the Apollo Bunder. The Gateway of India has been referred to as the “Taj Mahal of Mumbai”, and for good reason. You will definitely enjoy the beautiful view of the sea, stretching out in front of the iconic Taj Mahal Palace, (which is a hotel.) The Gateway of India is free of charge and has many good cafes and restaurants nearby. People flock together in the Gateway of India, and it is just a great place to visit, and a wonderful experience for anybody who enjoys fine architecture.

Lodi Gardens

Lodi Gardens

3. The Lodhi Gardens

The Lodhi Gardens is a park situated in New Delhi. Lodi Gardens are one of the pleasantest green spaces in Delhi, with hundreds of different types of flowers and trees that are labelled so tourists can recognise each one of them. Lodhi Gardens is spread over 90 acres, and it contains multiple different tombs, including the tomb of  Sikander Lodi, (built in 1517 by his son) who was the second ruler of the Lodi Dynasty. The Lodhi Gardens is protected by the Archeological Survey of India, and the Lodhi Gardens is a hotspot for Delhites who are going for an early morning walk. It is a breathtaking garden of flowers that are in full bloom, and you would forget that you are in the middle of a city. If you are in New Delhi, the Lodhi Gardens is a place to go, relax, and just enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and mood.

Lodhi Gardens

Lodhi Gardens

4. Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort is situated in the city of Jaisalmer, in the Indian state of Rajasthan. The biggest landmark in the city believed to be one of the very few “living forts” in the world. Jaisalmer Fort is a former city, and for the better part of 800 years was the former city of Jaisalmer. There is still nearly 1/4th of the city’s population still living there. This is the second oldest fort in Rajasthan, built in 1156 AD by the Rajput Rawal. The fort has massive yellow sandstone walls, camouflaging the fort in the yellow desert. For this reason, Jaisalmer Fort is also known as “Golden Fort”. In 2013, at the 37th session of the World Heritage Committee, Jaisalmer Fort, along with 5 other forts of Rajasthan, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Jaisalmer Fort Jaisalmer fort looks utterly spectacular from the outside, and once you are within the walls of the fort it continues to shine. Beautifully preserved and full of shops, dwellings, restaurants and accommodation you really get the feeling that you have stepped back in time wandering around the narrow alleyways.

Jaisalmer Fort

Jaisalmer Fort

5. Mehrangarh

Mehrangarh also referred to as “Mehran Fort”, is located in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. It is one of the largest forts in India, and definitely one of the best preserved. Built around 1460 by Rao Jodha, this fort is situated 125 metres above the city and is enclosed by massive walls. A stunning and sprawling fort set on a hill that was really a royal home. The rooms inside the Mehrangarh Fort are converted to a museum which documents the rich history of the ‘Rathores’ elaborately in the form of paintings, attires, arms, etc. The museum is considered as one of the most well-stocked museums in Rajasthan.Your tour of the museum will take you into the private living arrangements of Indian Kings and their royal consorts and wives. The architecture is well preserved and intricate, and the museum’s pieces are well curated and tell an intimate story about the royal household. It is absolutely fascinating, and any history fans will absolutely love Mehran Fort.

Mehrangarh

Mehrangarh

6. River Ganges

The river Ganges is one of the most well-known rivers in the world, being over 2500 km long and passing through India and Bangladesh. It is the third largest river by discharge, and millions of Indian people depend on it for their daily needs. Three towns holy to Hinduism, Haridwar, Prayah and Varanasi attract thousands of tourists and pilgrims to the River Ganges to take a dip in it. This is done because cleaning yourself in the river Ganges is believed to “cleanse oneself of sin and help attain salvation.” The rapids of the Ganges are very popular for river rafting, especially during the Summer months, and there are many beautiful walkways that go across the Ganges for the benefit of tourists. An ancient highway that connected kingdoms, its shores are lined with majestic palaces, historic battlegrounds, and remote villages that offer up a slice of Indian life you won’t find in the big cities. The River Ganges is great and you can even take a ride in a boat which will carry you around it and show you how the people in the villages near the Ganges live.

River Ganges

River Ganges

Thank you for reading about our 6 favourite places to visit in India.

Our Favourite Places to Visit in India

UK travel firm launches divorce celebration holidays for ladies

UK travel company releases vacation party bundles for divorced ladies to assist them ‘relish their new lease of life’

  • Orchid City and Spas use divorce parties in upmarket hotels throughout the UK
  • The business states society is now ‘much more accepting’ of divorce
  • Divorce celebrations commemorating newly-single statuses are currently popular in the United States

A UK travel firm has actually launched weekend breaks for women going through a divorce.

Orchid City and Spas, which has been providing upmarket spa breaks and hen weekends since 2011, says divorce parties are now capturing on in the UK, following their popularity in the United States.

Orchid says it has actually helped ratings of newly-divorced women ‘enjoy their brand-new lease of life’ by getting away for a few nights away with household and friends for some indulgent indulging.

Orchid City and Spas, which has been offering upmarket day spa breaks and hen weekends given that 2011, uses divorce celebration breaks in 4 and five-star hotels

Paul Southgate, handling director of Orchid, stated: ‘With research studies recommending that around 42 percent of marriages now end in divorce, we anticipate our divorce celebrations to grow in popularity.

‘Society’s attitude towards divorce is shifting and people are ending up being a lot more accepting of it.

‘We know that any relationship separate can be difficult and disturbing, so our brand-new divorce party breaks are created to be an enjoyable break in unwinding surroundings.

While divorce celebrations have been popular in the US for a while, the pattern is brand-new to the UK

‘They’re a perfect chance for newly-single women to reconnect with their friends, consider their alternatives and have some fun while doing so.’

He said while divorce parties have been popular in the United States for a while, the pattern is brand-new to the UK.

The specialist operator offers weekend packages in four and first-class spa and store hotels in cities throughout the UK including in London, Bath, Oxford and Cheltenham.

Source

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-5058479/UK-travel-firm-launches-divorce-party-holidays-women.html