About Costa Smeralda
Costa Smeralda, as the name implies, is a coastal area about 20 kilometres long. Located in northern Sardinia, holidays here are depicted in travel and lifestyle magazines as the last word in luxury – complete with white sand beaches, golf clubs, private jet and helicopter services, and exclusive hotels. Regular clientele include celebrities, business leaders and high-profile European politicians. With its crystal-clear turquoise waters, pristine beaches, untouched nature reserves and luxurious accommodations, Costa Smeralda is definitely a high-end resort, with facilities including designer boutiques, high-end spas, golf clubs and Michelin-starred restaurants.
Built in the 60s as a retreat for the rich and famous, Porto Cervo, the premier town of Costa Smeralda, can be rather expensive, but it’s the best place to enjoy the ambience of this jewel of Sardinia. Holidays spent here may set you back quite a bit, but if you’re looking for coolness, glamour and luxury, it’s well worth it.
The spectacular Cala de Volpe Hotel is one of the best places to stay if you’re looking for the full on “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” experience and you’re willing to pay the price – especially
There are many ways of getting to know Europe. You can go on your own, stay at a Bed & Breakfast, rent a car, have lunch at diners, and really spend serious money on overpriced European goods. Traveling on your own apparently seems less expensive, but if you write down everything you spend, you might be alarmed at the expenses. Let’s say you’re walking around London and you feel thirsty, wouldn’t it be terrible to pay for bottled water at a price three times what you pay at home? Paying a local tour guide is almost always more expensive and not always do they have understandable English. The best option for land traveling is going on a package deal if you want to save on a travel guide but that is about it. If you are going on a package deal you might as well go on a cruise!
Think about the advantages of a European cruise. All your food and drink is already paid for, so you won’t pay European prices on food and drink, you will pay what you would pay at home. When the cruise arrives at a city, you have a tour guide
Situated within the Ninh Thuan Province, and part of Vietnam’s tourism triangle, Vinh Hy Bay has successfully maintained its unspoiled nature, and its close proximity to the Nui Chua National Park, makes it an even more irresistible destination for beach lovers, sun worshippers and nature enthusiasts.
One excellent way to enjoy the Vinh Hy Bay’s unspoiled natural scenery is to go for a kayaking or Hobie cat adventure. This will allow you to see up close the bay’s dramatic rock formations. You can also enter hidden caves and experience the delight of discovering secret inlets. The coral reefs that can be found in the East Sea are home to a wide range of tropical fish and other marine animals. In the Vinh Hy Bay Sea Conservation Area alone, there are more than 300 varieties of rare and recently discovered coral species. That is why snorkeling and scuba diving are some of the main activities offered in the Vih Hy Bay area.
Vinh Hy Bay is the home of the Cham people, and the main source of their living is from fishing. There is a tiny fishing village on the bay’s shore. To get to know the
Portovenere’s old buildings and narrow streets complete its medieval appeal. It is known for its rich culture and traditional way of life. Its inhabitants are also applauded for maintaining a harmonious relationship with the natural landscape. These are just some of the reasons why, together with Cinque Terre and the whole eastern Ligurian Riviera; the village is hailed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Portovenere’s layout looks like it was always meant to be a tourism town. As you walk through its main street called Via Capellini, you will be greeted by a series of shops and restaurants. The Pietro Church is one of the most important historical sites in Portovenere and the church’s origins go back all the way to the 6th century. During the 13th century, a bell tower and Gothic-designed sections were added to it.
Another religious building you should explore is the 12th century Church of San Lorenzo, with its impressive Romanesque facade. Lastly, you cannot leave Portovenere without dropping by the Doria Castle. Built between the 12th and 17th centuries; the castle has become the village’s iconic landmark. Visitors to the village usually go for a leisurely walk up the hill, where
Some cruise lines feature their entire fleet with the itineraries in one brochure. Others have brochures for each destination–such as the Caribbean, Bahamas, Bermuda, Alaska, Hawaii and Europe.
The front of the brochure has the table of contents. Here you will also find the illustrations and photos, along with description of the cruise line and the itineraries available in that particular brochure.
Next you will usually find information on any special programs offered such as their kids programs. You will also find a brief description of the ports of call and shore excursions offered.
Deck Plans, Staterooms & Fares, hotel stays and past guest programs are usually listed next. A deck plan is a map of the ship that lists all levels of accommodations, shows the location of the restaurants, bars & lounges, swimming pools, fitness center, spa, shops, casino, kid’s center and everything else the ship has to offer.
The last few pages of the brochure is where you will find the “fine print”. This section usually includes the following information –welcome aboard info, Q&A’s, terms and conditions, what you need to know before you go, important policies and has cruise line contact
I grew up in a small town in Pennsylvania that was just a short drive to Harpers Ferry. I would go there often as a day trip, sometimes just to get away from the hustle and bustle of work and school and other times to share the town with friends and family. Every trip I made, I always learned something new about the area or saw something that I hadn’t noticed before.
There is so much to see and do at Harpers Ferry. When you arrive in the town, you will think that you can go through it in about 2 hours and be done. While it is a small town, it is packed full of interesting stores and tours that could easily keep you around for a long weekend. If you visit this town, prepare to arrive early in the morning so that you can take it all in.
Harpers Ferry history includes the site of the famous John Brown’s raid. You can read about the raid and trace the steps of this famous event. This town is also the site of the first integrated high school and the site of the first successful railroad.
- When can you actually travel to Alaska? Although winter time is not the best time to travel, you can visit anytime you would like to. The Alaskan cruises, though, usually run from May to September when the waters are easily traveled.
- Which cruise line should I use? There are many cruise lines that run through this line. It is your best bet to consider which fits your budget as well as your specific entertainment and travel goals. The Alaskan lines offer many wonderful choices in entertainment and sight seeing even some of which offer specific choices.
- When should I plan my vacation? It is best to start planning early, in the off seasons. Many people make reservations for their Alaskan cruise well in advance especially if you are traveling in the summer months when space is limited. If you go in May or in September, crowds are less likely yet you still should plan ahead.
The Alaskan cruise offers many adventures. It is not just a boat ride into the cold waters. You will find many enjoyable things to do and to see in Alaska, all of which will allow you to enjoy the things
An Eastern Caribbean cruise will take you to the American and British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, St. Martin, and the Bahamas. December to April is the peak tourist season, when tourists from all around the globe flock here. However, you will get the best bargains during the lean season, during the summer and fall months. But there is a catch to it. The hurricane season is from June to November, and it is wise to avoid these parts of the world at this time. You would definitely not want to be marooned in your hotel room with a storm raging outside.
For short cruises, you can opt for Carnival and Disney, whose ships ply the whole year round but travel only to the Bahamas, while Royal Caribbean’s fleet has a three-night tour covering San Juan, St. Thomas and St. Maarten. However, the seven-night tours are the hugely popular ones. These will take you to Jost Van Dyke, San Juan, St. Martin, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and Virgin Gorda. These are the traditional stops in a usual Eastern Caribbean cruise, but old-timers who would like to venture to offbeat places can opt for fleets that will ferry them
If you are eligible for a visa on arrival, then you don’t have to go to Vietnam Embassy and wait for long hours. You can simply go online and fill out a form asking some basic details about you. If you go by the normal procedures, then you will have to wait for days to receive the approval letter, but in this case, all such things are eliminated. You just have to wait up to two days for the letter of approval, which will come in the form of an email.
Once you get the email, then you can pack your bags and drive to your city’s International Airport. In Vietnam, there are three International Airports named, Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, NoiBai International Airport in Hanoi and Da Nang Airport in Da Nang. You can choose the airport you want to enter the country from. Once you land at the Airport, you will have to get a stamp on your approval letter to enter the Vietnam.
There is a special window created just to stamp the approval letter of those passengers who want to have a Visa On Arrival. This
Several cruise liners have realized the untapped commercial potential of young people on a budget. Given the right cost bracket there are several in this group who would be eager to travel. The solution offered is cruise packages created keeping young students in mind.
Such packages offer a no frills cruise, with plenty of activities. Any extra amenities need to be paid for. Each liner sets up its own package and students may well scrutinize several such offers before opting for one.
Food is generally not included in the cost of Caribbean cruises for students. The options available are to buy food on board or stock up with non perishable food at every port of call. Students generally prefer the latter as food on board proves to be expensive.
Amenities like housekeeping, laundry services and the like are all on a pay and use basis. Rates for student cabins could start as low as $16.20 per night and go on to $120 per night. Lower rates mean shared occupancy. Cabins come equipped with basics like comfortable beds, showers and toilets.
The cruise ships adhere to strict rules with regard to boarding and check-in times