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Choosing the best couriers and delivery services

When luggage needs to be transferred from a point A to point B, only a reliable courier and delivery services can get it there quickly and safely. A local courier service like http://www.anyvan.com/ may sometimes provide the best services compared to world-class shipping companies. Customers, today, find courier services convenient than shipping services and hence there is every reason to shop around to find the best courier and delivery services.

Things that need significant attention

Certain things require specific attention while looking for a courier service and the first thing in the list is the region where the luggage is to be shipped. Opt for a courier service that focuses its services on the region the goods needs to be shipped. Once a detailed search is on, narrow down the search by region and then consider the shipping needs cautiously. In case of rush services, go for a company that is flexible in its services than other companies. Continue Reading

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Finding storage options for frequent travellers

Frequent travelling requires a person to carry their essential belongings with them in a safe and secure manner. Frequent travelling is usually done by people to meet their professional and business requirements.

It can also happen due to any personal or leisure requirements. With the changing fashion needs and requirements, a range of luggage options are in place for travellers to choose from. Finding the perfect suitcase for frequent travellers could mean to choose one among thousands of options out there.

Briefcase is one of the most important storage options that travellers travelling frequently opt to go ahead with. If you want to be more organized, you can buy briefcases and put your things altogether according to its category eg. books, clothes, sports items.

Nowadays taking fewer things with you on your travels is becoming more and more popular. Why take a huge load of baggage with you when you can leave it at home while you travel? In case you plan to travel for a few months or perhaps years it may be worthwhile to sublet your apartment or house and keep you things in a self storage. There are many storage options available nowadays, just browse on the Internet for the safest and cheapest storage companies where in you can entrust your personal belongings.

Storage companies provide several options on how you can safeguard your personal properties while you are travelling or on an overseas assignment. Storing things in a personal storage while travelling will not only allow you to travel lighter and easier but will help you save money.

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Where to find cheap holiday deals

The best place to find cheap holiday deals is internet. With competition increasing by many folds in the online marketing place for the best holiday deals, customers can choose Holiday packages at affordable rates.

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London, England. Photo: TJ Morris, used under Creative Commons License (By 2.0)

Exploring the options online is always preferable since a private tour operator can charge higher fees. The online websites in UK offers best deals and discounts for specific destinations. There is also a possibility of people getting more discounts online. Let us have a look at some of those online places which offer best of the holiday deals.

Hotel Reservation Websites is a popular choice offering some of the cheapest holiday deals for customers to any destination across the globe. Interested customers can choose the destination and the starting place.

The other details that have to be entered include;
• Leaving date
• Return date
• Duration in Days/Nights
• The number of adults
• Number of children
• Board Type

Then finally click on the tab ‘Search’ This website offers travel options across the Globe including;
• North America
• South America
• Europe
• Africa
• Asia
• Oceania

The website also provides users with detailed information regarding the flights and hotels. There is a column titled ‘Real Deals’ where interested customers can find information regarding the special offers being offered. More information can be found on the website.

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How Travelers Can Protect Themselves from Lyme Disease This Summer

The weather has warmed and the summer vacationing season is finally here.  As suitcases across the country are being packed with traditional summertime necessities like sunscreen, goggles and favorite books for easy reading, one of the most important things for travelers who have extensive outdoor plans to keep in mind is something they usually don’t think about until it’s too late – tick prevention.

The Tick-Borne Disease Alliance has compiled a list of the top five “must have” items in a Tick-Prevention Summer Travel Kit that every summer adventurer should include in their travel bags this season.

Lyme disease is the fastest growing infectious disease and the most common tick-borne disease in the country, according to the Center for Disease Control, but Lyme is only one of many diseases that ticks are able to pass on their human hosts.  TheTBDA Tick-Prevention Summer Travel Kit could actually prove to be lifesaving.

The TBDA Tick-Prevention Summer Travel Kit includes:

o        Tick-Repellent Clothing.  Brands such as Insect Shield, ExOfficio’s BugsAway or ElimiTick can be purchased from retailers like L.L. Bean and Eastern Mountain Sports and are effective for up to 70 washes.  Clothing-safe tick sprays such as those with permethrin, an insecticide that repels and kills ticks, are a great alternative to pre-treated clothing.  Footwear, socks and sleeping bags should always be treated along with pants and shirts.

 

o        Maximum Coverage Clothing.  Travelers should bring along a pair of pre-treated, light-colored long pants, a long sleeve shirt and a hat when outside in the elements.  A reduction in the amount of skin exposed means a reduction in the number of places a tick can attack. Continue Reading

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3 Ways to Find Your Dream Home

When you’ve decided to start the search for a dream home, you’ll have to decide where to look. While you have the picture perfect house in mind, finding it may be more difficult than snapping your fingers. While you can ask friends or keep eyes peeled for lawn signs, there may be some more effective ways to find your dream home.

3 Ways to Find Your Dream Home
3 Ways to Find Your Dream Home

Local Realtor

What better resource for finding new homes than someone who gives people their dream homes every single day? Though you may have an idea of pricing versus your wants and needs, a realtor can put a realistic lens on your home search, while showing you all your possible options. Realtor.com suggests, “Working with a professional agent, one who knows the market and knows how to get you through the horror is the only way to reach your goal — a home.” Realtors are valuable for your home search in a variety of ways. Continue Reading

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Best Beach in the Philippines

I will be visiting the Philippines to meet my cousins for the first time and Im planning to explore Philippine pristine beaches.

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Philippines Best Beaches

Can you tell me where to go? What are the philippines best beaches? Aside from Palawan and Boracay, Is there any place near Manila?

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2012 Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta Schedule of Activities

Official Dates and Times of Hot Air Balloon Fiesta Events – The 17th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta will be held from Thursday 9th February through Sunday 12 February.

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Early Morning events at the Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2012

Below is final schedule for the upcoming 2012 Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta.  Scheduling may change subject to weather conditions and availability of participants. Continue Reading

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How Much is the NAIA Terminal Fee Departure Tax in Manila Airport

According to News, NAIA Terminal Fee will be lowered to PhP550.00/person from Php750 starting February 1, 2012.

For Domestic travelers, Local terminal fee from NAIA will remain PhP200.00 per passenger.

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Anthony Bordain’s Top Travel Tips For Holiday Travel

Timed to the launch of Travel Channel’s “No Reservations” Collection 6 Part 1 DVD and the busy holiday travel season, Anthony Bourdain, the chef, author and host offers his top 5 travel tips on how to survive travel nightmares and make the most of any trip.

Below please find Anthony’s TOP FIVE TIPS to make holiday travel less hassle, and more fun!

Eat like a local. Wherever you are, eat what the locals are good at or famous for, and eat where those locals like to eat it. Do not rely on your concierge for dining tips. He’s in the business of making tourists happy. You want the places that make locals happy. Seek out places crowded with locals. Avoid places where others of your kind are present. Continue Reading

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Tips for a money-smart holiday from Jetstar

Getting the most from hard-earned money is always a smart thing. Here are some quick tips for travelling more, for less, with Jetstar.

 

1)      Book early: The earlier you book, the more likely you are going to find special deals and affordable airfares as well as accommodation discounts.

 

2)      Hunt for bargains: Jetstar’s Friday Fare Frenzy is a great time to purchase a holiday fare, with sale fares on selected routes available Friday from 11am to 6pm at Jetstar.com.

 

3)      Sign-up and be the first to know: The best way have an affordable holiday is to be among the first to find out about great sale fares. Subscribe to airline e-newsletters like Jetstar’s JetMail to ensure you never miss out on Jetstar’s low fares. Continue Reading

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The Top Five Exotic Travel Destinations Least Touched by Man

When one attempts to “get away from it all” one often finds that the task is a lot easier said than done. In fact the definition of “it all” probably varies from person to person. But if you mean “it all” quite literally, then of course you mean you want to vacate from civilization as fast as possible. Unfortunately mankind has left its imprint on just about every beautiful location on Earth. With that said, there linger a few opportunities to witness the world as it once was before the arrival of people. The following are five places you can still count on to provide you and yours with an authentic natural travel experience:

Seychelles

Located amidst a sequence of 115 archipelago islands in the Indian Ocean, Seychelles is 50% natural preserve. That means half the country is off limits to the influences of human industry, commercialization, and residency. Seychelles also features 305 miles of paradise-grade beaches, providing visitors with a classic tropical experience. Continue Reading

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What is the best beach destination in Asia?

Im traveling in the next couple of months with my fiance and I am not yet decided where to go but I really want to go to the beach.

Do you have a specific recommendation as to the best beach in Asia?

I dont care about the cost and how far the location is, I just want a really relaxing environment and a place that is not that crowded.

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Visa and Lonely Planet Make Travel Planning a Breeze for Globetrotters

Lonely Planet and Visa have joined forces to create a travel microsite packed with expert information on destinations and the best way to access money abroad. Travelers thinking about planning their trip can now access essential information through one comprehensive resource which combines Lonely Planet and Visa’s specialist knowledge.

Travelers can access the specially designed microsite at www.visa.com/lonelyplanet where they will find expert destination advice and information on how to access their cash in 12 destinations around the world: Australia, China, Croatia, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand, the UAE and Ukraine.

The site is packed with essential travel services including an ATM locator, suggested trip itineraries and a calendar of events for each destination. Visitors to the site will also be able to ‘Ask the Expert’ questions regarding their trip and receive individual tailored responses from Lonely Planet.

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Cathay Pacific offers new Business Class Travel Kits

Cathay Pacific has unveiled its latest range of travel kits for passengers featuring an exclusive design by renowned French fashion brand agnès b. The kits will also contain, for the first time, biodegradable products.

Female passengers travelling in Business Class will receive the new travel kit in either black or light blue, with polka dot printing by agnès b.

The new Business Class travel kit for male passengers will be on board from July this year. Also designed by agnès b, the male travel kits come in either grey or dark blue with agnès b’s stylish lizard print.

The agnès b. logo is also incorporated into an array of accessories to create uniformity and uniqueness, and to enhance the total value of the kit.

The disposable toothbrush (and shoehorn for male passengers) in these kits is made mainly from corn starch and cellulose, which is biodegradable, recyclable and uses less resources in its production.

The kits are also packed with skincare products specially selected from Murad – one of the USA’s foremost authorities on skincare, and where the founder – Dr Howard Murad – has devoted his life to making healthy skin attainable for everyone. The Murad skincare products in the new travel kits have been specially selected to protect passengers’ skin from inflight moisture loss and travel stress. Continue Reading

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Hong Kong Last minute vacation deals?

Im looking for a cheap Hongkong Last minute vacation deals?

Does anyone know of good trave blogs or sites that offer good HongKong last minute deals? preferably somewhere that is all inclusive next to a warm beach if theres a beach in Hongkong. Im from MN and sick of this cold weather so im trying to find a website that will offer last minute deals. there are 4 of us. we would prefer all-inclusive

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What is the specific date of Talaba Festival this 2011?

Can anyone tell me when is the specific date of Talaba Festival this 2011?

is this in Alaminos Pangasinan or where?

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Travel Restrictions to Beijing for Filipinos

Please advise… we are a family visiting Beijing this coming Sept 3-9,2010. We are disheartened and afraid. We don’t know if it is wise to pursue our trip because of what happened here in the country – Phil. Hostage Crisis.

We are not sure, what are the public clamor in mainland china. We already completed our booking arrangements. I think it’s a little too late for the cancellations as Odyssey Tours has a cancellation policy of 50% 7-14 days prior to schedules.

Please help… Thank you so much!!!

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2010 The Year Of Recession and Hotel Deals Galore

These days, nearly everybody is feeling the economic pressure and looking for ways to save money. Despite the many unfortunate aspects of the current world economic crisis, there are some positives that are to be found too. Costs of hotels have gone way down all over the world, even in big tourist destination that were once looked at as high price locations. With powerful Internet tools at your disposal, you can find cheap hotel deals for your next holiday.

In many countries, tourism is a notworthy part of the national income. But people just plain do not have the cash to spend on extravagant holiday trips anymore. This has pushed down the cost of plane tickets, hotel stays, restaurants, and additional travel costs in a lot of countries. Now, even though you are feeling tight with cash recently, the trip you are wishing for is not out of reach. You can take advantage of these discoints and have a fantastic holiday for way less than you might have thought.

Using Internet Resources The best resource for low cost travel and cheap hotel deals is the Internet. A ton of cheap travel sites have started up over the last few years, and all of them give you the power to get awesome discounts on holiday travel. One of the reasons why these sites are such an advantage is that, instead of making you feel like you are being manipulated by a travel agent, they put you in control. Continue Reading

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