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Venice

8 Sep

Who doesn’t want to take a romantic trip to Venice? Colors, textures, sounds, sights all surround you and immerse you with old world splendor. Venice has been known as the “La Dominante”, “Serenissima”, “Queen of the Adriatic”, “City of Water”, “City of Masks”, “City of Bridges”, “The Floating City”, and “City of Canals”. Venice has played an important role in the history of symphonic and operatic music. There are numerous attractions in Venice, such as St Mark’s Basilica, the Grand Canal, and the Piazza San Marco, to name a few.

Venice Carnival

Venice Carnival

Hotel Bonvecchiati

Gondola Rides

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Packing

26 Jul

Traveling can be a wonderful adventure providing that the right things are packed. While it is true that a few different things are pack depending on where you are traveling to – where you are staying – and how long you are planning on being gone.  This being said there are some things that a person who is traveling should always bring with them.

  1. Clothes – pack for the weather – remember to look at what the weather will be like in the place you are traveling to – pack according to that weather – if you are traveling to several locations pack less – it’s a pain to carry around heavy luggage – *remember if you are planning a lengthy vacation you can always wash your clothes using the local facilities
  2. Toiletries – this includes anything needed to get ready for your day – Shampoo – Conditioner – Deodorant – toothpaste – toothbrush – mouthwash- make-up – lotion – razor – ETC… hair dryer – electric razor – electric tooth brush – for any items that need to be plugged in – make sure you buy a plug/power adaptor (if you are planning on traveling outside the US) otherwise you will fry your electric power items
  3. Passport – *remember to make a copy of your passport and keep the copy separate from your passport – also keep your passport in a water proof container of some kind (like a Ziploc bag) – Keep your passport with you at all times
  4. Credit card – Driver license- make copies of these papers – in case they are lost or stolen – then you will still be able to call and get the cards canceled
  5. Electronics – Bring only what you really can’t live without – being less if you plan on traveling around a lot and have to carry your bags – if you are back packing I would recommend that you only being the things that you really need cause backpacks get heavy and soon you will want to get rid of everything – For all electronics make sure you have the right power adaptors and the right plug adaptors – so you can plug in your electronics without frying the power

Remember that there are other things that you will need to bring depending on where you are going.

Ireland

7 Jul

The picture can be found at – http://transitiontownsireland.ning.com/

This is a beautiful view of Ireland as seen from a satellite – see how green and lush the island is… It’s makes a lovely vacation spot.

The picture can be found at – http://connormcc.wordpress.com/2009/02/16/northern-ireland-is-beautiful/

Northern Ireland is lush and green- Mussenden Temple, Downhill (pictured here) is a lovely costal site to see.

The picture can be found at – http://www.thegeneticgenealogist.com/2008/03/17/happy-st-patricks-day/

Slea Head is at the tip of Dingle Peninsula – This photo is taken as a storm rolls-in- Ireland is even beautiful as a storm approaches.

The picture can be found at – http://www.seebeautifulplaces.com/2008/01/dungarvan.html

Dungarvan – Is a small seaside town- a good place to swim or walk along the beach

The picture can be found at – http://www.seebeautifulplaces.com/2007/12/atlantic-ocean.html

Cliffs for Moher – a nice view and a great place to play in the ocean

The picture can be found at – http://www.tourismresources.ie/glamour.htm

City of Dublin – Once of the most reomantic places on Earth

The picture can be found at – http://forums.moyabrennan.com/viewtopic.php?t=1607&sid=62b49a503eed58909a81b5fc9968c78d

Beautiful waterfall in Ireland!

The picture can be found at – http://www.helenchen.ws/Ireland2007.html

Green hills of Ireland

Berlin

14 Jun

Out of all my travels, one that has stuck with me was Berlin. The rich history behind every turn, the old buildings some even showing the memories of WWII. Old churches such as the Eiermann Memorial Church (1,2), the last remnants of the great Berlin Wall, which not only divided a country but the Capital city and Check Point Charlie (3), the most well known check point between former East and West Berlin and Schloss Charlottenburg- a grand castle. Another great site on your tour of Berlin should be the Brandenburg Gate(5), another gateway between East and West. There are many sites to be seen in this grand old city, do not try to cram all of them into one visit otherwise you will not be able to truly appreciate each place for its own beauty and history.

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World Travel

29 Apr

Traveling is one of life’s greatest pleasures! Taking a vacation or traveling for business never fails to be exciting and new.  There are so many interesting exotic places to visit, sites to see, foods to taste, people to meet, wonders to experience. I am an experienced traveler myself, I have been too many places around the world, and I guess you could say that I was a world traveler. One of my favorite places to visit is Scotland; this is one of the most beautiful places on earth. With green rolling hills, deep blue water, wildlife roaming the landscape, and some of the kindest people you’ll ever meet. I would recommend a luxury travel vacation to Scotland for anyone who loves beauty and peace of heart and mind.

There are also many other wonderful places to visit, Mexico for example is full of charm and quirky personality all its own. The weather in Mexico is warm and sunny, the people are full of life, the drinks are cheap, the shopping is for bargainers, and the night life is wild. Mexico is the place to go to unwind, relax, and have some fun. I would recommend using a travel agent or booking a travel package to see Mexico, to insure that you have the most enjoyable vacation possible.

Don’t forget that there are many ways to travel including; air travel, bus travel, train travel, car travel, and boat travel.

So pick a lovely vacation spot and set your sights on having a vacation of a life time!