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Traveling Around London with a Young Family

Traveling Around London with a Young Family

May 12, 2015

We all know how difficult it can be traveling around a major city with a young family especially if you’ve never been to that city before. And there aren’t many cities in the world that are as daunting as London. During the summer months of July-September, the city welcomed a record breaking 4.9 million visitors to the city in 2014 according to the Standard. So, it’s imperative that you research thoroughly all the different transport options that are available to navigate the city efficiently. With that in mind, here is some vital information for newbie travelers of the city. London buses For the experience factor alone, the iconic London buses are an experience that you cannot miss out on. They are also relatively cheap and will afford you the option of seeing major landmarks en route to your destination. Day tickets can be purchased which you will also be able to use on the underground. For the more adventurous there is a myriad of different London bus tours available to people visiting the city as well, that are ideal for families. The London Underground Probably the easiest way to navigate London, the underground is extremely efficient when you are traveling during off-peak hours. However, this transport option should be avoided when traveling with a young family during rush hour purely due to sheer number of people trying to get to and from work during this period. To avoid rush hour or any other issues when using the underground, London Pass made this interesting list of things to consider. Hire Cars You can pick up hire cars up from both Heathrow and Gatwick airports. And it has proven to be a popular form of transportation for many new families visiting London and other parts of England. The best thing about this form of travel is that you can then return the vehicle back to the airport before your departing flight. Parking4less states that when you return your hire car at the end of your trip, “you simply park at the reception check-in and hop on a shuttle bus which will take you to your respective terminal.” This is an extremely efficient service that means you...

Best Ski and Snow Centers

Best Ski and Snow Centers

Apr 28, 2015

During the winter seasons, most people around the world enjoy hitting the slopes around the snow covered areas. However, the snow is no longer available during the summer season. If you missed the winter season’s fun in the snow, there are various indoor destinations and snow centers where you can do your moves. Here are some of the most popular ski and snow centers around the world. SnowWorld in Landgraaf This is considered to be one of the largest Indoor ski resorts, not only in Netherlands but also on the planet. SnowWorld has over 5 slopes ranging from red, green as well as blue around its 35,000 square meters of pistes. For freestyle skiers and snowboarders, the Eiger slope is one of the best. There is also a children’s area as well as professional ski lifts to constantly manage the flow of skiers. The complex also has two restaurants that offer food, drinks and even barbeques.(Image by Edgar Vonk) Snow Funpark in Wittenberg The Snow Funpark is over 30,000 square meters and was opened in 2006. It is the Europe’s largest snow park that use state of the art snow machines giving the best experiences on the slopes. The parks best feature is the indoor half pipe that is installed for professionals. This is the only indoor half pipe around the world. The park is designed to host international events as well as professional competitions. The park also offers quad biking, water skiing, tubing as well as a high wire garden. It also has a sports shop center. Ski Dubai This is a luxury indoor snow resort that was opened in 2005. The 22,500 square meters of slope is located in Dubai, the last place you expect to find snow. The park has more than five slopes which are designed for different levels of difficulty, gradients and heights. You can also enjoy zorbing down the big ball run. The park also offers retail shopping, a freestyle zone, fancy cafes, private children parties as well as themed restaurants. SnowZone in England This is one of the award winning entertainment centers in Europe that sits inside the Xscape located in England. This is one of the...

Affordable Travel in the Fascinating London

Affordable Travel in the Fascinating London

Aug 26, 2014

London is a fascinating city and many people who live within easily traveling distance will have fond memories of family days out in the city. If you’ve never had a long weekend in London though, it’s well worth considering booking a break, as this is the best way to enjoy the theatre and all the nightlife that this lively city has to offer. Even if you think you’re familiar with London, there are some tips worth bearing in mind when planning a stay of a night or more. Be prepared Many people think of holiday insurance as something that’s only needed when you go abroad. In reality, you are just as likely to face an issue that means you need to cancel your holiday even if you’re planning a “staycation”. It’s easy to forget about insurance because it isn’t often offered a part of a package deal when booking a London break, but make sure you get some cover to help with costs if anything goes wrong.(Image bv PKJones) Because London is such a large city with so many things to do, it is well worth planning your activities in advance to make sure you can do everything you want. Sit down with your travelling companions and list everything you would like to see and do, and place it into a schedule for the time you are there. It’s well worth booking all of your train tickets in advance too and printing out a few key maps of the areas you will be going. Location, location, location Accommodation in London is notoriously expensive and the closer you are to the city centre, the more it’s going to cost. Set a budget in advance and decide how important it is to you to be on the doorstep of all the attractions. It’s also worth being wary of booking into the more affordable business hotels that describe themselves as “just outside the city centre” because sometimes they can be up to an hour away. Make sure you view the locations of hotels you are considering on a map to understand exactly where they are in relation to the attractions you want to see.(Image by Kaplan International)...

6 Accommodation options in London

6 Accommodation options in London

Jan 22, 2014

Visiting this amazing city can never disappointment you especially if you are looking for the best accommodation options. This is because it is fully endowed with world class hotels whose features have made them get the world’s recognition with some of them been prized globally. London is the leading world business and tourism center attracting crowds of travelers around the globe, and due to this, there is growth of many hotels treating customers with flawless services and latest technology which is there to ensure your safety is well guaranteed. Listing the best accommodation options for you to spend is tedious due to stiff competition which has led to numerous restaurants which offer good accommodation options. However, whether you are holding top level business meetings; and whether you are seeking hotels with the best cuisines or with more efficient accommodation activities, there is something prepared for you. Here is a list of all the accommodation options which are meant to fulfill your dreams and make your vacation to London a remarkable one! Belgravia Mews Hotel If you prefer a clean, cool and comfortable place to be, this is actually the perfect destination. Belgravia Mews Hotel is a boutique place to stay ideally situated in one of the most reliable tourist hotspots in a very delightful part of the capital. Flawless service offered by friendly staff will guide you through well furnished rooms containing en-suite bathroom, flat screen televisions, broad band internet and all the usual home comforts. The stylish hotel is set in a charming Victorian townhouse, boasting 15 rooms of varying sizes and styles.(image by Think Hotels). The Park Grand London Paddington Hotel The Park Grand London Paddington hotel- best accommodation in London, especially when the vacation is meant for a family. Located in a small town of Paddington the hotel boosts of being in a strategically position which a big hotspot for tourism. This is achieved by close Whitley’s Shopping Center, Kensington Gardens and the famous London Zoo. These places can be easily accessed using well managed Hotel safaris charging affordable prices. The Royal Albert Hall and the Hyde Park also lie close to this amazing hotel. Rooms have city views with complimentary...

5 Surprisingly Cheap Countries to Travel

5 Surprisingly Cheap Countries to Travel

Jan 11, 2014

Travelling can be quite expensive especially in places where the dollar is overwhelmed by the nation’s currency. Below are some countries you might wish to consider when looking for cheap travel. Iceland The country suffered economic difficulties which led their country to undergo a sixty percent decrease of value. This implies that after exchanging your money with theirs the amount will double. Round trip tickets are quite affordable and would cost even less than 800 dollars, their hotels are of good quality and you can get a nice place to rest after a long tiresome day of travel at approximately $ 80 per night. Zambia Travel to Zambia with your family and enjoy seeing the magnificent Victoria Falls in this African nation. You can carry your family with you, Victoria Falls is the seventh wonder of the world and you will never regret this life time excursion.  The American currency giants the nation’s currency since you will get fifty six percent increase of your original money. This implies your pockets will be fully loaded and you can travel far and wide in this gorilla full nation. The country heavily relies on tourism thus they have heavily invested on tourist’s security and safety. Their roads are pretty nice to cruise on. Don’t worry about costs; you can even carry your neighbor’s kid with you as money will not be the problem. Portugal Portugal is a top tourist destination and is preferred by many owing to its rich cultures and traditions. Portuguese people are charming, welcoming and some of the most hospitable people you will ever come across. They have special week packages that cost less than $1000 per head; this includes your airfare, hotel accommodation and rail transport to help you visit the entire country. Their currency has been under constant falls and you can capitalize on this and travel before their dollar regains. United Kingdom It may surprise you that the United Kingdom is ranked among cheap and must travel places; this is attributed to continuous strength of the ever rising American dollar. London is particularly a discreet and must visit town, over the years it has been ranked the 27th most expensive city...

Where Will You Go in Valentine Day?

Where Will You Go in Valentine Day?

Jan 6, 2014

Valentine day is reckoning, the question lingering in most people’s mind is where they will go on that material day. Valentine’s Day is the most romantic day in the calendar; it’s a day for all irrespective of your marital status, whether taken or single as there is always a special someone whom you love. If you have no idea of where to take you valentine in 2014, this article is just for you, check out 2014 best and most trending places that you thought to take your love.   Winter ski chalet Consider getting to the beautiful and picturesque French Alps or to the foothills of the marvelous Swiss Mountains and have some romantic moments while snuggling up in a lavish chalet that’s in front of a roaring fire. You will definitely have some very romantic moments, perhaps better than those of your honeymoon all in one day. You may consider trying St Moritz which is a well renowned Swiss resort. The resort has some of the most beautiful private chalets the world has to offer. You will also enjoy spa treatments, vibrant nightlife, top class dining and watching the beautiful sceneries around the Swiss mountains. Bahamas Bahamas, located off Florida coast is home to more than 700 islands which all feature some lavish and very exotic get-away. Its spectacular white sandy beaches blended with crystal clear waters make these islands an awe-inspiring paradise that’s a must visit. Get to one of the beach bars and dine as you watching the sun sinking romantically slowly over the fine looking waters. Bahamas islands are some of the coolest noise free tropical destinations which feature numerous little private guest houses as well as family run hotels which you can beyond doubt relax kickback and unwind in.(image by Salvatore Serafino). Venice Venice is world known as a very romantic city that has striking architectures in the unusual water logged streets which have really kept lovers coming back year after year. In Venice you can dine in one of the well kempt street side cafes, get to the main square where you can listen and watch various street performances and if you get moved join and dance to...