From the Hotel to the Path: Sights and Sounds of Charlottetown

From the Hotel to the Path: Sights and Sounds of Charlottetown

Prince Edward Island is one of the smallest provinces in Canada, located on the Atlantic Ocean close to Newfoundland, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia. Tourists from New York, Maine and other northeastern American countries close to the border with Canada making it easier for fans of Anne of Green Gables located in the United States to make a pilgrimage to his birthplace, and its creators.

The historic sites

There is plenty to do in Charlottetown, but the most famous export from PEI is, without doubt, the fictional hero of Avonlea, the red-headed Anne. While staying at one of the many hotels in Charlottetown, take the opportunity to travel to the island to find the school building where Lucy Maud Montgomery teaches and other historic sites related to the author or character. The family home is still standing and continues to be occupied by a new generation of Montgomery. A performance is held annually at the Confederation Center for the Arts in July: ‘Anne and Gilbert,’ a story about their love. Visitors and locals await the return every year.

The Canadian Confederation is said to have begun in the capital city, so hotels in Charlottetown are well-positioned for visitors with an interest in the country’s history. Take a tour of the Provincial House and Founding House, perhaps as part of a guided tour. Other guided tours include a variety of historical information and ghost knowledge.

Food Festival, funfair plus a Jazz and Blues Festival

The past of Eastern Canada is rich and exciting, but so is now. Visit on time for a food festival, perhaps one that focuses on shellfish. Take time out of your regular running routine to stay in Marathon in October. August is busy with a funfair plus a Jazz and Blues festival. The culture here is rich …

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Ladakh Travel Destinations Offer Unlimited Beauty and Adventure

Ladakh Travel Destinations Offer Unlimited Beauty and Adventure

The breathtaking landscape and adventure sports facility make Ladakh a famous tourist destination of India. It is a land which never fails to capture the hearts of tourists with its sheer natural beauty. Because of its natural beauty it has earned several wonderful titles. It is popularly known as Little Tibet. It is aptly called the Cold Desert.

Ladakh offers mesmerizing natural beauty and great adventure sports facility. It also boasts of beautiful Buddhist monasteries, enchanting valleys and snow-capped mountain peaks which beckon tourists for a rejuvenating travel experience. Adventure buffs from across the world come here to quench their thirst for adventure. One can enjoy a variety of adventure sports here such as river rafting, mountaineering, trekking, camping and mountain biking.

Some of the famous tourist destinations of Ladakh are:

Leh

It is the must-visit destination of Ladakh located on the banks of the river Indus. It is a beautiful place known as a trekker’s paradise. It is the largest town in Ladakh. Located at an elevation of 3,600 m, it offers attractions like palace, monasteries, natural beauty and adventure sports.

Nubra Valley

It is a staggeringly beautiful destination which literally means green. Enjoying the best climate in Ladakh this valley is very fertile and boasts of apple and apricot orchards. Other things grown here are peas, onion, millet, buckwheat, barley and wheat. The road to this enchanting valley passes through highest motorable road in the world at Khardungla. The valley is located at an altitude of 10,000 ft. above sea level. The famous attractions of this valley are the Bactarian Camels (double Humped camels), Khardungla pass and Buddhist monasteries.

Zanskar

It is the remotest area of Ladakh which is endowed with sheer natural beauty. This region has several mesmerizing valleys surrounded by mountains. This place receives heavy snowfall. …

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Sleep tight when flying can finally be used for everyone

SLEEP TIGHT WHEN FLYING CAN FINALLY BE USED FOR EVERYONE

If you are planning a lifetime trip that includes long trips by plane, you might try to find out how you can manage long flights and still feel awake, refreshed, and ready for your new adventure. But, as we all know, taking long flights is draining and tiring because we can rarely get a good night’s sleep while sitting almost fully upright, crammed in between two other people and dragged up by coughing people, crying babies and people people sweep you in the hallway. It’s amazing we can’t just pass out for a day once we get to the hotel room.

But did you know that now we have an excellent alternative to airlines that offer truly horizontal beds that make you sleep well while lying completely flat? Now when I say completely flat and horizontal, I’m not talking about a steep backrest combined with footrests, what I’m talking about is a flat bed like your bed with comfortable pillows and blankets. Wear your face mask and put on your earmuffs and you will have sweet dreams while flying through the clouds and wake up refreshed and ready to leave as soon as you touch the ground. Getting good quality sleep on your flight can make your trip much more productive and enjoyable which makes it worth the extra effort.

But I know you must be wondering about how expensive this option is and whether it is only available for those who can afford First Class. Unfortunately, most of them are only available in First Class, but that doesn’t mean you can’t afford it. One thought might be that it might be useful to stretch your budget to include a sleeping chair to help ensure you get the most out of your trip by being energized by deep sleep. However, …

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Luxury Travel on a Shoestring Budget – Money Saving Travel Tips

LUXURY TRAVEL ON A SHOESTRING BUDGET - MONEY SAVING TRAVEL TIPS

Love to travel but don’t have the thousands of dollars to do it?

You can get luxury travel on a shoestring budget by planning your vacation or trip just a bit more carefully.

Read a few of these tips, and then go on your well-deserved getaway without burning a hole in your pocket.

Always remember: When planning your trip, timing is key.

For example, school vacation weeks are the worst times to plan trips. Most parents have no choice but to travel at these high-peak seasons, so school vacation periods in any country are always going to be crowded. The airfare is always sky high – no pun intended.

If you’ve traveled during these peak seasons, you may noticed that coach seats during a school vacation week could cost you more money than a first class ticket during the off-season. So remember, unless you MUST travel during these peak periods, avoid winter and spring breaks at all costs.

Here’s another important tip: Regardless of how you decide to book your luxury travel arrangements – either through a travel agent or through an online travel website – make sure that you know exactly who you are working with. For example, your best bet to save on a hotel and car rental package is probably going to be with ‘s “name your own price” option. However,  is not the best choice for international airline travel. You’d be better off with an agent. Either way you go, try to use the same travel agent or service. This makes sure that you build a solid relationship with the company you’re dealing with. If you are loyal to them, they will be loyal to you. Always remember, they want your business.

Think about how frequent flier programs work: if you choose their airline consistently, they’ll …

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7 Great Tips for Car Vacationing With Children

7 GREAT TIPS FOR CAR VACATIONING WITH CHILDREN

Many more families are making plans to travel with children by car for vacations for various reasons, out of which the rising costs of airfares and growing security checks leading to longer time at the airports, are the main motivators. This car vacation trend is making many of us with young children to start reliving our childhood days when we had to travel to most places with our parents by car.

Many are already asking friends about how they made their car vacation work and how they coped with the incessant inquiries from children like: “How much longer?”.

So here are seven tips to make your car vacation happier and a lot more interesting:

1. Know when your kids do better for traveling: It will help you a lot if you know what time of the day your kids love to travel. Let your family vacation take-off plan match this time of the day. For some of us, our kids don’t travel well in the morning; they do much better in the noon towards evening  parents like to travel when the little ones are going to be having their day sleep. Another strategy is to wake the kiddies very early, about 4am, and put them in the car and get under way. That way the children will cuddle down and sleep for several hours before waking up and wanting food or drinks.

2. Package things that will keep kids busy while travels last-DVD and CD players inclusive: It’s good you stock your car with things that will keep your kids busy while the car travel lasts. Get pre-bagged snacks for everyone even parents, a cooler with lots of water, your kids’ favorite drinks. You should also get things like colored pencils, crayons, a few books-like coloring and sticker books, travel …

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