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5 Ideas for your NYC Winter Vacation

5 Ideas for your NYC Winter Vacation

Jan 25, 2015

What other place can compare to New York City? One of the most visited cities in the world brings to you amazing experiences and events. The city is replete with so many sites that you may have to extend your holiday. Day and night, there seems to be something which you can do. Before going to New York, you have to plan carefully, there are so many places and events which you can go to, and you will have to manage your time well because of the famed New York minute, time really moves rapidly in this city. The city is a 24 hour phenomenon so there is no shut out of the activities once darkness falls. If you want to visit parks and relax, there is Central Park.  If you want to get a load of history, there are museums like the Metropolitan Museum of art and the American Museum of natural history. If you want to visit monuments, the Statue of Liberty is a global phenomenon. Entertainment venues like Madison Square Garden and Radio City music hall will leave you begging for more. Bronx zoo offers you an opportunity to enjoy wildlife from all over the world. Little Italy and Chinatown offer cultural diversity while the Brooklyn botanical gardens offer biodiversity. There is simply so much and so many places one can visit in New York City.  The following are several of the many events in the city and you can find tickets on halls.com among many other reputable sites.  Before purchasing, make sure the dates of the show falls on your vacation time. If not, there are many other great shows to chose from! New York Boat Show This winter retreat with your family and friends to the New York boat show at Javits Centre. The event which started on the 21st of this month ends on the 25th of January, which should be a good way to end your weekend. There will be an antique engine display with engines from the early 1900s, 1907 and 1908 to be specific. Some of the exhibitors will be Albertson Marine, All Island Marine, Fossati group and many others (image by Mike). Bob Marley birthday tribute Bob...

Most Popular Festivals in India

Most Popular Festivals in India

Jan 15, 2015

India is known for its colorful and even vibrant festivals. These festivals are mainly used for the purpose of bringing together communities. While traveling to India, it is most likely that you will come across these festivals that vary from region to region due to cultural diversity. Some of the most popular festival that you can schedule your trip to India so as to attend includes: Diwali This is one of the most visually stunning of all Indian celebrations. It is referred to as the festival of lights due to the brilliant lamps as well as bulb lightings that are visible around the cities and even in the villages. The festival is used to signify the triumph of the good over the evil. These celebrations fall between the mid of the month of October and mid November. Holi This festival is celebrated in February or sometimes in March. It is known as the festival of colors. The celebrations are done in good fun where people literally throw colored water and powder to both their friends as well as strangers. The myth that Lord Krishna Applied color to the Radha’s cheek since she was fair skinned is the root of these celebrations.(Image by Jitendra Singh) Sankrath This festival is usually celebrated in January. However, celebrations are usually done differently around the country. Some of the common features of the festival are chalk drawings that homes are marked with at the door steps. The family members may also exchange gifts with their neighbors and friends. Towns and villages are found swollen with pilgrims as well as street dancers to entertain the people. Kumbh Mela This is a Hindu pilgrimage that happens after every four years. The festival is usually held at the various religious sites found all over the country. A maha Kumbh Mela occurs after every 12 years and is usually attended by millions of people making the celebrations the greatest gathering of people anywhere. The last event was held in Allahabad in 2007 and reported over 70 million people in attendance. Pushkar Camel Fair This festival is held in Rajasthan in every November. This occasion is usually visited by millions of foreign tourists and...

Tops Five Tourist Attractions in Malaysia

Tops Five Tourist Attractions in Malaysia

Jan 12, 2015

For all types of tourists visiting Malaysia for the first time, there are two main distinct experiences that the country offers. These are the peninsula and Borneo. The Malaysian Borneo features a wild jungle full of interesting places and sites such as granite peaks and orangutans while the peninsula offers a mix of Indian, Chinese as well as Malay flavors especially in the capital city, Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia is also popular for luxury resorts and even beautiful islands. Some of the main tourists’ attractions in Malaysia include: Cameron highlands. These are extensive hill stations developed by the British and the highlands are inhabited by several ethnic groups among them Chinese, Indians and Malays. This region is popular with tourists who enjoy jungle walks as they explore the tranquil spots around the highlands. The Cameron highlands are also known for its waterfalls. Visitors also get to book tea factory tours as the highland also has tea plantations. Taman Negara In Malay, Taman Negara means national park and is known to be one of the oldest tropical rain forests on the planet. The forest features amazing waterfalls, jungle treks and even massive trees. It is also popular with its longest canopy walkways in the world. This national park is also a home to various endangered species such as tigers, rhinos and even Asian elephants. (Image by min lim) PulauTioman This is a small island that is located off the east coasts of the peninsula. This island has previously been selected by the Time Magazine as one of the most beautiful islands in the world. Tourists visit the island to have a taste of the paradise that is surrounded by white coral reefs. The numerous reefs make the island a haven for several interesting activities such as scuba diving. The interior of the island is densely forested and is mainly visited between November and February. Mount Kinabalu This is the highest mountain in Borneo, with its summit reaching to a height of 4,095 meters. The mountain is popular with its tremendous biodiversity in botanical as well as biological species. These include numerous species of birds, ferns and even mammalian species. Tourists with proper physical conditions are also...

Top Outdoor Activities in Qatar

Top Outdoor Activities in Qatar

Jan 9, 2015

Whether you are visiting Qatar for the first time, working or even living there, there are various outdoor activities that you can enjoy. These activities range from sailing and desert trips and camping to swimming and diving on the warm beaches of the Qatar coastline. Some of the top activities that are full of fun as well as adventurous places include: Parks There are numerous well maintained parks in Qatar that are great spots for having family picnics, family gathering as well as strolling and running. Some of the most popular parks include Sheraton park, Museum of Islamic Art Park, Aspire Park, Al Rumaila Park and Dahl Al Hammam Park. Most of these parks targets families, offering great relaxation experience to both kids and adults.(Image by Osarieme Eweka) Kayaking This is a popular activity organized in Qatar especially common in Al Thakhira through the mangrove plantations. Visitors get to enjoy paddling through the mangroves in full moon or even explore in a dhow ride as they learn more of the pearling and fishing cultures of Qatar. Another interesting activity common in Qatar is snorkeling which is mainly done in Fuwairit. Desert trips and camping For those after more adventure in a more challenging terrain in Qatar, the desert is the top place to visit. There are numerous activities that can be enjoyed while in the deserts. One of them includes a popular sport especially with the Qataris and the expatriate known as dune bashing. For the sport, visitors usually use SUVs or even Toyota Land Cruiser. Another desert activity is renting a dune buggy especially in Sealine Beach resort. Beaches Qatar is surrounded by water on all its sides. This has given the country many beautiful beaches stretching along its coastline. They offer a variety of lovely places that attracts many tourists from all over the world. Some of the most popular beaches include Fuwairit Beach, Zekreet Beach, Al Ghariya Beach, Mesaieed Beach located near the Sealine Beach resort and even Dukhan Beach. Cruises and boat/dhow riding The dhow is very familiar with people living and working in Qatar. The dhow was used traditionally in fishing and is currently a popular activity with many...

Tips For Travelling To Disney World With Children

Tips For Travelling To Disney World With Children

Jan 6, 2015

Families traveling to Disney World expect to have the best time and fun and even get the full value of their money. However, when traveling with your young kids, there are some essential tips that you are required to know before going to Disney World. The most important aspect to most travelers is saving a few coins while on your trips. In this case it is advised that you take the Expiration option especially if you plan to visit Disney World on your next vacation. For this option, you can opt to buy passes for 6 days and have three days this time and save the other three for your next trip to Disney World. In this case, you will save about $4oo. Don’t be Hasty Doing everything in a rush While in Disney World is one of the biggest mistakes you can do. This is especially when you have little children who want to enjoy every bit of their tour. Make sure that you slow down to avoid driving everyone to exhaustion. There are so many fun activities and things for kids including fun rides, small museum displays and even street performers. Take your time when you get back to your hotel to cool off. Instead of taking you kids back to the hotel for your meals, you can opt to dine at some of their restaurants and hotels. (image by: Joe Penniston) Get the Right Accommodation When you have children on your trip to Disney World, ensure that you have done thorough research on the various types of accommodations available. Depending on your budget, there are different types of hotels and resort around Disney World. Some have larger apartments that can accommodate families with large number of children. It is also important that you ensure that the hotel you go for is close to the areas you want to visit such as the Magic kingdom. This is especially when you have to walk from your hotel. Ensure that the walking distance is short so that you can got to the Disney World in time especially during the peak season when there are many people visiting. Check Local Disney Store In the process...