• November 21, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    The Swift Group has been around for over forty years, but have been making holiday homes since 2004. Their award winning designs have made Swift market leaders.

    Swift has an extended range of contemporary holiday homes that offer contemporary design which skilfully combines an abundance of home from home comforts with innovative designer touches. Swift holiday homes have won numerous Industry awards in 2008 and 2009 including Best Lightweight Caravan and All Time Classic Award.

    South Lakeland Parks have holiday homes for sale at all nine of their holiday parks in the Lake District and Lancashire and only supply holiday homes of outstanding quality. The range of Swift holiday homes available through South Lakeland Parks includes the Burgundy, the Chamonix and the Moselle models.

    The Burgundy model is practical, spacious and incredibly good value. Featuring an open-plan lounge area with ‘L’ shaped seating that makes it great for entertaining. The stylish domestic kitchen is well equipped and has good storage and worktop space. Appliances include an oven and grill, both with electronic ignition, stainless steel sink and drainer.

    The Chamonix is elegantly styled and beautifully finished, offering the kind of luxury usually reserved for more expensive ranges. Offering a relaxed, contemporary style, the Chamonix has a spacious lounge that features a luxurious free-standing sofa incorporating a pull-out double bed, two armchairs and a pouffe. The double bedroom features a king-size bed, luxurious carpeting, overhead cupboards, bedside cabinets, vanity area and designer style headboard.

    The Moselle is a class leading holiday home that combines contemporary design, high specification and affordable quality. This model successfully combines light, airy interiors and home-from-home comfort that can sleep up to six or eight. The lounge and dining areas are spacious, stylish and inviting with new modern designer soft furnishings making it great to entertain guests. The master bedroom has bedside lights, a vanity unit light and the main bed lifts up to allow access to generous storage space.

    If you’re looking for a luxury holiday home to escape to whenever you want, then look no further than the exquisite range of Swift holiday homes available to buy through South Lakeland Parks.

  • November 21, 2017 /  Hotels
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    There is no doubt that Chicago is one of the most sought after tour places in the world. With the variety of panoramic views and fun and exciting activities, tourists will surely keep coming back to this wonderful place. But aside from the breathtaking views and the fun activities, another thing that many people are looking forward to in a stay in Chicago is the Luxury hotels Chicago experience.

    Superb Comfort and relaxation perfectly matched with Modern Luxury are the words that are used to describe Luxury Hotels Chicago. All the hotels here speak of great service that will surely satisfy all the hotel needs of the tourists who visit the place. Who wouldnt want to have a nice and comfy room to stay in after the whole day of touring?

    One of the most famous Luxury Hotels Chicago is the Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago. This grand hotel features 218 luxurious guest rooms and 121 fancy suites, all of which are sophisticatedly designed for the complete relaxation and comfort of their guests. all of the rooms here also have an urban style kitchen areas, a sitting area with a sofa bed, WiFi access , 42 inch LCD TV and other equipments that the guest will appreciate. Trump International Hotel and Tower Chicago also offers an indoor pool for the complete relaxation of their guests. Aside from this it also features a spa facility and a state of the art fitness center for the complete relaxation of their valued guests.

    There is also the Elysian Hotel which is one of the finest Luxury Hotels Chicago. This hotel features 188 comfortable guest rooms and suites that are all generously furnished with elegant modern furnishings, comfortable fire places and marble bathrooms along with other basic amenities for the relaxation and entertainment of the visitors. This hotel also offers a fine dining restaurant on site which offers the most delectable cuisines that will surely satisfy the meticulous tastes of their guests.

    There are more Luxury Hotels in Chicago that you can choose to stay in during your trip in this beautiful city. For sure, there is a Luxury Hotel that will cater to all your specific needs. One good tip to be able to get the best hotel for you is to conduct a research ahead of your trip for luxury hotels that you may stay in so that you can find the hotel that offers the things that you are looking for.

  • November 20, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    Dubai, an emirate in the United Arab Emirates, has emerged as one of the most popular cities in the modern world. An ideal hub, both for professionals as well as tourists, it serves as the center of industrial and commercial trading in the Middle East. Over the years, this cosmopolitan city has grown to become one of the main centers of Persian commerce and trade. Historically, it had its economical base on the Oil industry, but with time, aviation, real-estate and tourism encouraged a number of foreign companies to make this city their base. Also, this location has become a must-visit center from enthusiastic tourists from round the globe. Famous tourist agencies have made Dubai tours a must in their package offers in recent years.

    Burj Khalifa

    One of the most famous attractions of Dubai is the Burj Khalifa. This is a gigantic building and is the tallest man-made structure in the world. The skyscraper has 163 floors, the highest in the world and is located along the Sheikh Zayed Road. It took nearly 7 years for the construction of this huge building. There is an Observation Deck on the 124th floor named At the Top. Visitors are allowed to view a magnificent glimpse of the landscape around from this tower in real-time. Also, previously saved images taken from this Observation Deck are on display here.

    Palm Jumeirah

    Also, a major tourist attraction, which should never be missed on Dubai holidays, is Palm Jumeirah. This is an artificial archipelago, brought into existence by a company owned by the Dubai government, Nakheel. Located in the coastal area of Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah is one of the three of the planned islands called palm Islands. It is in the shape of a palm tree comprising a main trunk, from which, 16 outgrowths, 8 in either sides, make up the main structure. It is surrounded by a crescent-shaped island.

    Gold Souk

    For shopaholics, the urban city has Gold Souk, which is located in the business areas of the city in Deira. Around 300 retailers in this world famous market carry out their trade in jewelery items made from pure gold. According to rough estimation, approximately 10 metric tonnes of pure gold is always in this market at any given point of time. A surprising statistical study say, that India is the biggest buyer of this gold, accounting for nearly 23 per cent.

    Dubai also excels in providing tourists with exceptional beaches, restaurants and other forms of entertainment like, desert safaris. Also, the culture and ethnicity of this famous location is mesmerizing and people from every nook and corner of the world come to spend their holidays in this beautiful place. The city flourishes in the urban lifestyle and offers visitors with mouth watering cuisines from around the world. Large shopping malls and markets are dotted in this posh metropolis making it an ideal place for shopping.

  • November 18, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    There cannot be a better holiday accommodation than a luxurious ferienhaus. Spanien is a great destination for comfortable villa vacations for North European tourists. The lovely holiday homes overlooking the picturesque landscapes provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation.

    There is no shortage of holiday rentals in Spain. From the simple to the lavish, traditional to modern, all types of holiday homes are available in the country.

    Spain is especially popular for beach holidays. All kinds of holiday homes are available in the seaside resorts of Spain. A beachfront accommodation offering a spectacular view of the sea is what most visitors to Spain ask for.

    Holiday Homes in Spain

    Two types of self-catering accommodations, namely villas and apartments, are available in the holiday areas of Spain. Apartments are concentrated in the cities, towns and seaside resorts, whereas villas can be rented in the holiday towns and villages.

    Holiday Villas in Spain

    Villas are beautiful detached properties. They are located near the beaches, perched on the hills or nestled in the sleepy villages of Spain. Visitors are lured by the idyllic locations of the holiday homes. The holiday villas are themselves hubs of opulence. The elegantly decorated interior exemplifies the richness of Spanish life. The neat and clean holiday villas feature large bedrooms, bathrooms with contemporary fixtures, stylishly decorated lounge and a comfortable dining area. The kitchen offers appliances and cookware essential for a self-catering vacation. From the local market, you can buy fresh vegetables, fruits, fish, seafood, meat and other local produce. Most of the holiday villas offer an outdoor barbecue area. With an attractive lawn and garden, you can enjoy your meals outdoors.

    Holiday homes with a private swimming pool are the most sought after accommodations in Spain. The sparkling water provides respite from summer heat while the poolside offers a quiet spot for lounging.

    Holiday Apartments in Spain

    Apartment rentals are popular among budget tourists. The cozy apartments equipped with essential amenities are suitable for families, couples and friends groups. The sea view apartments are luxurious homes for beach vacationers. They are preferred for city holidays. Apart from their cheap rents, apartments are preferred for good quality facilities. They come with air-conditioning and central heating facilities. Apartments located in the holiday resorts offer additional facilities including communal swimming pool, shared garden, caf, bar, supermarket and other recreational facilities.

    To reserve a stunning ferienhaus in Spanien, go through the holiday properties featured on a prominent holiday rental site. If you are looking for a luxurious villa for holidays get more information to sjours pas cher espagne.

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  • November 16, 2017 /  Hotels
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    Hotel quality bed linen, duvets and towels are a cut above the rest and thats why hotel rooms always have that sumptuous, luxurious feel. However, how do we know what the industry standards are to make your hotel room so comfortable?

    Bed Linen:
    Bed linen in hotel rooms has a lovely, luxurious feel and this is often down to the thread count of the linen itself. The higher the count of the threads in the item, the softer and more comfortable the bedding seems to be. The thread count is the number of fibres horizontally and vertically inside a square inch of the material and the higher this is, the better the quality. Hotel bed linen has a thread count of around 300-400 threads.

    This then fits over the beds in the room, of which there are a number of different sizes. The exact measurements may differ slightly from one manufacturer to another.

    UK Bed Measurements:

    Single: Fitted Sheet – 90 x 190cm; Flat Sheet – 180 x 265cm; Duvet Cover – 137 x 203cm

    Double: Fitted Sheet – 141 x 196cm; Flat Sheet – 230 x 275cm; Duvet Cover – 198 x 203cm

    King size: Fitted Sheet – 152 x 200cm; Flat Sheet – 275 x 280cm; Duvet Cover – 244 x 234cm

    Super king size: Fitted Sheet – 183 x 200cm; Flat Sheet – 305 x 305cm; Duvet Cover – 270 x 234cm

    Towels:
    Towels are also subject to specific requirements for hotels and the width of the cotton towel or its weight is usually measured in GSM, this is grams per square inch. Low quality towels can have a GSM of 200. However, towels in hotels generally have a GSM of at least 600 and up to 800. This ensures they are more absorbent and also softer as there is more cotton to absorb the liquid.

    Bath towels in hotels usually come in four different sizes. Again, exact measurements may vary.

    Types of Towels and Their Sizes:

    Large towel – 100 x 178cm

    Medium size bath towels – 70 x 137cm

    Small size hand towels – 50 x 100cm

    Smallest size towels – 33 x 33cm

    Duvets:
    The duvet in hotel rooms is usually made from quality natural materials. The tog is how the duvets insulation is measured, and doesnt signify the thickness of the duvet as many people think. This is because different fillings may have the same tog, but differ in thickness.

    Togs generally come in six sizes 4, 7.5, 10, 10.5, 12 and 13.5.

    Typically, a 4 tog duvet is used for the warmer summer months, whereas the 10.5 tog and 13.5 tog are used for winter months.

    So, now you understand the different sizes, thicknesses and materials used by hotels you can buy all your linen, towels and duvets with confidence.

  • November 16, 2017 /  Beach & Island
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    Kerala is full of beaches, a beautiful land, the state, which is God’s land, the following are some of them. Beypore Beach, a beach at the mouth of the river Chaliyar, this beach is a conditioner. A range that gives a sense of tranquility and serenity, mixed with a warm breeze, makes a final destination for visitors.

    Kappil beach, another beach that offers a panoramic view of the Arabian Sea. This is a sweet and a wide range of medium depth, which is famous for adventure sports. Swimming and sunbathing are some of the attractions that draw people to him.

    Kozhikode, a favorite spot for those looking for a perfect sunset. The beach has a lot to keep a house of light, and also two ocean piers, which is almost 125 years. Fort Kochi Beach is about 12 km from Cochin. It’s actually a little fishing. Also believed to be the first European common in India, this city still has the charm of an old colonial place. Near the beach are also rich in many cultural attractions. A stunning collection of decorative stones and shell ornaments and is also available in stores around the small beach. The place is very busy during the Carnival and New Year’s Eve celebrations.

    Cherai Beach, a beach located near the island of Vypeen is the most popular destination for swimmers. It is surrounded by sea on the west coast and backwaters to the east. This gives a very unusual on the beach. The land is blessed with coconut trees, thick and dense and some interesting Chinese fishing nets. This beach is very clean, also has a coastline of about one kilometer long.
    It is a very pleasant to the eyes, the region of beautiful beaches and recently graced the sidewalk with a striking high-lights in the mask. At a distance of forty kilometers from Kochi is Mararikulam. A house of one of the beaches perennials and future Mararikulam Kerala, the atmosphere here is very exciting as it gives a feeling very static, leaving a fresh and tension. The bright sun and a relaxing time can lead to a tropical tan, with which you can take a bath in salt water. The paragliding and surfing some of the adventure sports can be enjoyed here.
    Varkala Beach
    A beautiful beach at a distance of 54 km north of Thiruvananthapuram. Many foreigners can be seen here enjoying the tranquility away from the madness of city life driving fast. The beach is famous for its unique landscape, which consists of a high rocky cliff ends abruptly and a stretch of clear sand extends down to the sea because the contrast makes the beach a very nice show. The beach is also called “Papanashini” after a dip in the holy waters of the beach is supposed to be pure body and soul of all sins that were committed.

  • November 13, 2017 /  Tour & Travelling
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    Personalized travel passport cases give you a greater feeling of security as you handle your documents. They are easy to trace whenever needed which makes you navigation at ports of entry and exit easier. Lose it and you will face the trouble of delayed departures and denied entries.

    They will give you a better chance at getting organized and making it easy to get any document you need at a particular time. It makes it easier to pass gates during travel and not cause other persons to complain on queues as you search everywhere. Everything needed it traced fast and the flow is smooth.

    The availability of a number of slots gives you room to store and carry the other supporting documents like cards for medical cover and licenses for drivers. You will also find it a convenient slot to keep tickets and receipts as well as credit or debit cards that you might require while on the trip. There is enough room for cash or checks to make your purchases or transactions easy.

    There are a number of colors to match your personality and serve to compliment your travel needs. This makes your traveling something unique and reduces your luggage in to one package. The colors are purely natural in their appearance and do not fade despite prolonged use.

    Durability is guaranteed, if the material is carefully selected to give you an elegant and stylish feeling. Any leather is usually purchased from the best factories after careful and professional treatment. All the documents in the wallet do not fold and are not damaged when stored.

    You may request the engraving of your initials or could have all the names plus a logo or favorite symbol. This makes it easy to identify it and more so in case you happen to misplace it while on travel. The names or initials could be indicating personal or corporate identity.

    Customized cases come with additional features like pockets for calculators and pens. This gives you convenience during signing since you can trace either of them with ease without spending all the time in the search. It is up to you to pick the size that works for you and the shape or any other features you wish to incorporate.

    Zippers clasp and Velcro fittings prevent your documents from falling off. All your documents regardless of their sizes are secured from the possibility of falling or getting spoilt in bad weather. Made for easy to clean and dry without compromising on the quality. Add a strap to secure it on the neck for easy access.

    The manufacture of personalized travel passport cases has provided for effective folding that does not damage any documents yet allows carrying them on the shirt as wells as ladies handbags. High quality leather and suede and in other cases polyester and canvas make it an elegant choice. You are guaranteed comfort and an impressive feeling anytime you have one in your hands.

  • November 12, 2017 /  Tour & Travelling
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    International travelers flying into and out of Atlantas Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport will now see a brand new look. The Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal, which opened in May 2012, puts a new face on international travel at the worlds busiest airport. The new facility will help meet the demands of increased oversees travel in the coming decades.
    The first thing passengers flying out of Atlanta will notice is the new entrance to the airport. Passengers will access the new international terminal from the east side of the airport, off I-75 at Exit 239. The main terminal, which now handles only domestic flights, is still accessed from the original airport entrance off I-85. The international terminal has its own parking on that side of the airport. A free 24 hour shuttle will provide transportation between the two terminals.

    Eight airlines will operate international flights out of the new facility. Those airlines are Air Canada, Air France, AirTran/Southwest, British Airways, Delta, KLM Royal Dutch, Korean Air, and Lufthansa. Atlantas airport now has 40 international gates, 12 in the new Concourse F and 28 in the existing Concourse E. Passengers are now able to fly to nearly 80 destinations in 50 countries. Following the completion of their merger, AirTran/Southwest is expected to add new routes to the Caribbean and Mexico. Other airlines are expected to add additional routes to Asia and South America.

    The new terminal has an attractive design, with a sweeping roofline and soaring glass windows. The facility is LEED-certified. Passengers will notice several spectacular pieces of art, as the city requires that 1% of capital construction costs be dedicated to public art. Travelers will have a variety of dining options in the new international terminal. Choices will include sit down restaurants, a tapas bar, a gourmet market, quick food options, bars, and a Starbucks. Retail shopping outlets will include Clutch, Brookstone, The Body Shop, Touch Table, Simply Books, and Tommy Hilfiger. Business services, personal services, and Wi-Fi are also available.

    There are separate security checkpoints for arriving and departing passengers. Atlanta bound travelers who are returning home will find they are no longer required to re-check their bags after clearing customs and immigration. They will be able to keep their bags and exit the airport.
    Some ground transportation options, including taxis, will be available at the new terminal. A shuttle will take travelers to the rental car center. Hotel and offsite parking shuttles will pick up and drop off at the international terminal. Travelers taking the MARTA transportation will need to take the shuttle to the main terminal.

  • November 10, 2017 /  Beach & Island
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    Boasting more than 300 days of sunshine every year, the Turkish area of Belek is an ideal playground for golfers, sun worshippers and holidaymakers looking for a little relaxation. Belek hotels are plentiful, each offering something a little different depending on your needs. And its not just beaches and golf courses on offer Belek is rich in culture, nightlife, restaurants the list is endless. Check out these top sites to see.

    Those with a thirst for history and archaeology should visit the Aspendos Theatre. Built by architect Zenon in the 2nd Century, it is the best-preserved ancient theatre to date. With a seating capacity of 20,000 it remains a fantastic example of skills in engineering and architecture that existed even that many years ago. Concerts and recitals are still held at the Aspendos Theatre during the summer months, so why not see if you can catch one! Other spots of interest include the City Walls and the Hadrian Gate, both historical remnants of Beleks Roman style. The Antalya museum is a famous archaeological museum, which should also be of interest to every visitor. Apart from this, there are the numerous mosques and minarets dotting Antalya, some belonging to the Byzantine era and others having been built by the Seljuks.

    Sport fanatics will simply LOVE Belek. Home to six superb golf courses, Belek was developed with this in mind and is one of Turkeys leading golf centres. Whether youre a novice or a pro, there are courses and clubs to suit everyone most Belek hotels can point you in the right direction! If golf isnt your sport, or you need a break from the holes-in-one, Belek is also great for adventure sports. Wind surfing, water skiing, sailing and rafting are the more water-based activities on offer, but you can also partake in mountain climbing and hunting.

    If youre feeling particularly adventurous, leave Belek for the day and head to nearby sites. A day trip to the Koprulu National Park is worthwhile for the breathtaking scenery alone. Winding mountain trails will have you marvelling at every stop! Also try and see the Manavgat Falls, a waterfall off gushing water over mountain rocks, and Burdur, the Roman city of Termossa which was founded by Alexander in the mountains.

    Of course, no visit to Belek would be complete without making the most of its stretches of dazzling sandy beaches! Pack up your beach gear and head from one of the Belek hotels and get beach happy. Belek has one of the finest beaches on the Turkish coast 10 miles of fine white sand, neighboured by shady pines and turquoise waters. If youre lucky you might even see green turtles and loggerhead, who love nesting here.

  • November 10, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    The main benefit of being away from home is the wonderful fact of putting all chores on hold for the duration; a significant plus to anyone who has laboured mightily on Christmas Day, barely snatching ten minutes to listen to the Queens Speech before collapsing in an exhausted heap and going to bed before the children!

    Amongst the drawbacks are that spending Christmas away from home can induce homesickness and the general unfamiliarity with foods and traditions can be a problem; even something as simple as knowing where the milk and sugar are for that necessary cup of tea! Sun-worshippers may like the idea of lying on a beach somewhere, sipping a tropical cocktail while snow and robins are the furthest thing from their minds; however many people prefer to stay in the United Kingdom for Christmas, if for no other reason than to have authentic Christmas weather, maybe even a snow flurry or two to create picturesque tableaux. Another drawback could be that family pets will need to be catered for, either at a boarding facility or having someone pet-sit for them.

    Norfolk lends itself admirably to being the location for a holiday away from home; particularly one of the holiday lodges available in the area. Norfolk is absolutely beautiful; miles of flat countryside which should be dull but are not due to the wonderful diversity of plant, animal and birdlife to be found in the area. Rolling heaths interspersed with the occasional evergreen, windmill or church spire are plentifully watered by the many rivers and waterways that provide a vital ecosystem for the birds that flock here from all over the world. Coastal paths and the seaside do not have to be the property of summertime only; wintry walks will reveal a precious private shore life not hinted at in tourist-busy summer.

    Many of the lodges come with a housekeeping service meaning that the family can go out for a lovely morning walk to explore the area or stock up on snacks and treats and come back to find everything beautifully clean and tidy. The lodge will provide sufficient privacy for everyone to relax and feel properly at home, in a way not always possible in a hotel or even at a relatives house. Imagine snuggling down in front of a genuine wood-fire on Christmas Eve, the flames sparkling off the tinsel and baubles, beautifully cosy while the frosty wind whistles outside what better setting for the best family Christmas ever? Some lodges may even have a provision for pets to accompany their owners; how wonderful to have the whole family all together for one of the best days of the year.

    Norfolk holiday lodges at Christmas can provide a wonderful setting for a memorable holiday, a time of laughter, relaxation, family fun and giving magic!