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May 16th, 2013
With Hurricane Sandy hitting much of New Jersey this past winter, many are probably wondering what’s left of Steel Pier. The answer: the Steel is still here to stay! Enjoy the family amusement in Atlantic City, New Jersey filled with rides, games and attractions for the whole family. As they say on their website, they have a seat waiting for you.
In 1993, Atlantic City’s famous Steel Pier resumed its rightful position as the centerpiece of family entertainment on the great wooden way. After years of neglect and ultimately the devastation of a 1982 fire, Donald Trump’s Taj Mahal rebuilt the Atlantic City icon making it a viable amusement pier once again.
Perfect for a day trip or a weekend getaway, visitors come for the nostalgia and modern day amusements and thrills. With 24 rides, games and prize wheels, a food court and free admission, the Steel Pier is successfully luring families together to a town that had become a one – dimensional casino resort. Everyone in the family will find something to do to enjoy themselves – even the ‘not so thrill rider’ you may have in your family, because you pay only for the rides and attractions you want to do. You can enjoy the screams while a parent can hold all the prizes you’ve won!
May 10th, 2013
Planning a trip to India but not sure where to start? Then visit MakeMyTrip.com to easily search for deals on airline tickets, hotel reservations, car rentals and more. Whether you live in the USA, Canada, UAE, Singapore, or in India itself, MakeMyTrip.com is unique because its primary focus is to provide a variety of options to anyone interested in creating vacation memories in one of most diverse and fascinating countries in the world: India.
Looking for an affordable flight to India? Then check out MakeMyTrip.com’s homepage. What makes this particular travel company stand out is that they are specialists in travel to and from within India, with links to book travel packages for families that can include train, bus, air, car rentals, hotels, and airfare. The most popular Indian holiday packages are those to South India, Goa, and the Golden Triangle, which consists of Delhi, Jaipur and Agra (the home of the Taj Mahal) in North India. MakeMyTrip.com also offers themed vacation packages, such as family oriented tours to explore temples, caves, palaces, beaches and other areas of interest. All tours include English speaking guides, cars to get around in, breakfast at the hotels, and the hotel accommodations themselves.
Kerala, which is located in the south-west region of India, is considered one of the most popular travel destinations for domestic and foreign travelers, and MakeMyTrip.com offers several inclusive packages that capitalize on the state’s attractions. Kerala God’s Own Country package includes visiting and exploring the scenic backwaters in Kumarakom and Alleppey by motorboat and houseboat, the tea gardens in the mountainous hill station of Munnar, the Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary in Thekkady, known for its tiger and elephant populations, and the Jewish, Christian, Chinese, Hindu, and European aspects of Kochi (known previously as Cochin), Kerala’s capital city. The day in Kochi includes visits to the Jewish synagogue built in 1568, St. Francis Church where Vasco da Gama was originally buried, and the Chinese Fishing Nets on the beach in Fort Kochi, to name a few.
MakeMyTrip.com also provides air, hotel, and more travel deals beyond India to locations such as France, Italy, Mauritius, Dubai, Malaysia, and Nepal. Their Swiss Paris Italy Delight-Summer 2013 package is currently running a special offer for a second person to pay half the total price and provide a travel voucher worth $150. A number of MakeMyTrip.com’s international vacation packages are offering limited time special offers that involve discounts and travel vouchers, which are worth checking out, especially for those interested in package tours that have the most valuable inclusions.
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May 7th, 2013
Cruisin’ down the highway… heading for your next vacation… stuck in a car all night long… I’ve taken my fair share of road trips. Sitting in the back seat of a van for 10 hours while driving down Interstate 77, I’ve learned a few lessons on how to handle being in a car with my family and want to share it with fellow road trippers.
BEFORE YOU HIT THE ROAD plan ahead to prepare yourself for what’s to come. Exactly HOW many hours will you be in the car? The difference between a 4-hour and 8-hour car ride could mean packing different snacks, entertainment and wearing different clothes.
DRESS COMFORTABLY. Nothing is worse than being pitched everywhere as you sit for hours. Flip flops or shoes that can slip on and off easily are best for when you want to relax your feet but have to fill up the gas tank and put shoes on quickly. Sweatshirts or jackets are good when you have a car full of family members and there isn’t an agreement on if the AC should be blasted or windows rolled down.
HOURS on the road can seem loooooong when you’re passing tree, tree, yellow line, yellow line, tree, tree… Plan ahead to keep yourself entertained. Pack a good book, magazine, school work (because if your text book is with you maybe you’ll actually take a peek) or electronic device. Use the sun to your advantage – read your books while the sun is shining and save your electronics (which you can see in the dark) when the sun goes down.
WHEN THERE”S MULTIPLE PEOPLE IN THE CAR you can use each other to help pass the time. First, when possible, rotate drivers. As soon as we turned 16 we were excited to get miles in behind the wheel – and my parents were excited to spend less time driving.
Secondly, PLAY WORD GAMES with everyone in the car. Here’s a list of some easy games that anyone can play:
May 6th, 2013
I currently live in a little vacation town in northern Michigan called Traverse City. During the winter, many come for skiing and other winter sports, but Traverse blows up in the summer. Traverse City is known for their abundance of cherries, vineyards, beaches, and festivals, such as the Traverse City Film Festival, run by Michael Moore. There are attractions everywhere and there always is something to do. As a local, though, I am not too interested in a lot of the tourist attractions. I have seen them and have had enough but I still want to experience the beauty of the area. I want to have a fun, relaxing time without having to throw down too much money. If you are in the area, I recommend doing what I do:
April 30th, 2013
If you read my blog about Churrascaria, you know I have been to Brazil twice in my life. I first went to Brazil for a sabbatical (okay, vacation!) my whole family decided to take when I was five years old. I spent over a month in the region surrounding the Pantanal. My second trip to Brazil may have lasted about three hours. It was brief, to say the least. I was there because I spent one of my summers doing service work in South America. We were able to spend a few days in Argentina, but most of our time was spent working in Paraguay. We had a day off and we were lucky enough to be close to the border of Brazil (and Argentina) and were able to go to the Iguazu Falls (or Iguaçu Falls).
The Iguazu falls are a beautiful sight. So beautiful that Iguazu Falls was declared to be one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature by the New Seven Wonders of the World Foundation.One can marvel just at the idea of the 2.7-kilometre-long edge, but the sight of these powerful waterfalls is a whole other stories. The falls bring an experience for all the senses, as the surrounding forests brings the sounds of birds and the smell of botanical life. Even the water flowing has a smell, which is almost refreshing in itself. The mist from the falls lightly touch your face, though when the wind comes it feels like a splash. And have I mentioned the sight?
Watch this video to understand a bit of what I am saying…