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April 2016

How To Have A Budget Friendly And Enjoyable Spain Vacation

Spain VacationPrepare Your Checklist

Are you planning for a Spain vacation? Spain is a fabulous country to explore for a holiday. You can never have enough splendid vacation destinations in Spain. How do you plan for your Spain vacation?

First thing you can do is search online for destination websites. Check out websites about “vacation in Spain”. Take note of what fantastic places to visit there are in Spain. What vacation packages in Spain are available? You can contact the site about it or your local travel agency.

There are many vacation packages for Spain to choose from. You can choose according to what will suit your budget and preferences. In your checklist, note how many days you’re going for a vacation in Spain. Most tourists go on a 1 or 2 weeks holiday there. That time frame would typically suffice for a fantastic vacation that’ll have you exploring all that Spain has to offer. Next item to check is what hotel you’re going to stay in. You have many options for comfortable hotels to stay in, along with bed and breakfast and other lodging options. Then check what airline you’re going to choose for your flight.

Call your preferred travel agent to make arrangements for you for your Spain vacation. The travel agent should be able to arrange the most suitable Spain vacation package for you.

Beautiful Places To Visit In Spain

What beautiful places can you visit in Spain? If it’s the bustling cities of Spain that you want to enjoy, try visiting Barcelona, Madrid, Seville or Bilbao. You’ll surely have a good time exploring these fun and energetic places. Otherwise, if you want to have fun under the sun, try going on a Mediterranean cruise that berths in the different ports of Spain. Another favorite vacation destination is La Manga. It is located in the middle of Costa Blanca and Costa Almeria. La Manga has 3 extravagant golf courses where you can play golf according to your pleasure. Here, you’ll also find a stunning 5-star hotel. The architecturally fabulous hotel overlooks the magnificent golf course, and it is indeed a spectacular view. The Montecastillo Hotel is an absolutely amazing treat. It offers an extraordinary mix of 5-star luxury and world-class golf. You’ll enjoy a feel of the mixed cultural heritage in Southern Spain when you take a trip to La Manga where the architecture is stunning, integrated with a perfect landscape.

Plan For Your Vacation Well

You’re off to have a wonderful time having a vacation in Spain if you plan for it well. It also matters what season you’re going on a holiday there. Take time to read and be well-informed about Spain and the places you’ll visit for your vacation. Carefully ask the travel agent about your concerns. You can choose from different types of Spain vacation packages.

Have a good time and avoid glitches and inconveniences when travelling in Spain. Have everything in check and make sure everything is in place. Contact a qualified travel agent to assist you so you can relish a budget friendly and the most enjoyable Spain vacation.

 

Making the Most of Your Staycation

Making the Most of Your StaycationTrying to rein in spending this summer? This year, forgo the pricey vacation and opt for the cheap and cheerful staycation. Staycations can be a surprisingly fun alternative, if you put a little planning and effort into it. Dial down the day-to-day drudgery and schedule in loads of exciting activities – and your holiday will be a resounding success!

Drop the Routine:

    • Treat work the same as you would, when out of the country. Can’t avoid being ‘on call’? Keep it to emergencies. Otherwise it isn’t a proper vacation.
    • Take care of household chores beforehand, or afterwards. A relaxing holiday doesn’t include laundry, cleaning and grocery shopping.
    • Clear the family calendar. Take a break from regularly scheduled obligations, classes and sports. Replace with fun-filled, group activities.
  • Set appropriate expectations within your social circle i.e. you’ll be unreachable for the duration, or responding to urgent issues only.

Switch Off Electronics:

    • Utilize ‘out-of-office’ settings on computers and phones. Others will be less likely to panic when you don’t respond instantly.
    • Turn off the idiot box. PVR your favourite programs and catch up afterwards; Or better yet, prove that you can live without TV for a week or two.
    • Ditch the video games. Leave the virtual world behind and enjoy some real fun for a change.
    • Put the smart phone down! Make a pact to minimize calls (work and personal) and set up a fine system for family members that circumvent the rules. Spend the extra cash on holiday adventures.
  • Avoid surfing the net. If you need to look something up, pop online quickly, then shut down. Email and the internet can be all consuming. Don’t get sucked into the vortex.

Focus on Fun:

    • What activities would you suggest to out-of-towners? Grab a local guidebook and re-discover your city’s top attractions.
    • Add a little drama to your life. Attend a summer blockbuster, a drive-in movie, a live theatre show, or devour a much anticipated book.
    • The sporty type? Take in a major league game, find a pool, water park or recreational area, or map out a personalized hiking or biking tour of the city.
    • Enjoy some cerebral relaxation at local museums, art galleries, historic properties, science centres and zoos. In Toronto, free tickets are available at your library.
    • If you’re near open water, consider a boating excursion. Rent kayaks, take sailing lessons, or book a ferry tour, for a great day on the waves.
    • Gather family and friends for a good old-fashioned picnic or BBQ, at a community park. Bring along refreshments, toys and games to keep everyone occupied and content.
    • Foodies will gobble up the chance to visit new/favourite restaurants and social butterflies are likely to appreciate concerts, pub crawls or clubbing.
  • Schedule a daytrip to explore beyond city limits. Find cheap thrills at the amusement park, savour a regional wine tour, bask at a nearby beach, or nibble your way through your local farmers market.

Staycations aren’t synonymous with deprivation. Break from your regular routine, channel your inner tourist and don’t waste a moment! You’ll return to work refreshed and recharged – and still have money in your pocket. It just might be the best vacation you’ve ever had.

Best Animal Experiences in the UK

Best Animal Experiences in the UKTea with Tigers

Remember the Tiger Who Came to Tea? He ate all the food in Sophie’s house, drank all the water in the taps and then left never to be seen again. Now the tigers are inviting you to join them for tea, and the good news is that there’s plenty of food to go around. At Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne, visitors can take afternoon tea in the Treetops CafĂ© after enjoying a special guided tour with a member of the park’s Cat Team. The team will provide interesting information on tigers (like did you know that their skin is striped as well as their fur?), and they’ll also answer any tiger questions that you might have. Afterwards you can walk across the Big Cat Walk to get some close-up souvenir snaps of these majestic cats before exploring the rest of the park.

Walk with Wolves

If you’ve ever wanted to meet a wolf close up this is your chance. On the outskirts of Reading, volunteers at the UK Wolf Conservation Trust head into the surrounding countryside with two fully grown wolves on metal leashes in front of them. The Trust owns the surrounding countryside – it has to take precautions to make sure that the wolves don’t encounter any dogs. Larger canines often like to play-fight, a fight that could potentially be fatal to them when faced with a tooth-baring wolf. While on the walk, there are plenty of photo opportunities and visitors may even get the opportunity to stroke the wolves, not as you would a dog. Wolves must be stroked on the underside of their stomach so that you’re submitting to them.

Meet the Meerkats

Not everyone likes their wild animals, well, wild. If you’re interested in meeting some of Africa’s cutest critters, there are several experiences that allow you to get up close and personal to meerkats whether it’s in Hertfordshire, Chester or Preston. Although the experiences differ from location to location, most experiences will have you chatting to members of the meerkat team and preparing the meerkats’ lunch for them. When you walk into their pen sprinkling food, you’ll see the naturally inquisitive meerkats are more than happy to pop up and say hello. After you’ve met the meerkats, you can take a stroll around the rest of the safari park, and meet the rest of the animals.

Whatever type of animal you like, you’re bound to find an animal experience that suits your needs. So before you start planning exotic trips to experience your favourite animal first hand, why not look at the experiences available closer to home?

Boquete Panama An Amazing Place for Retirement

Boquete PanamaOne place in Central America that has become a popular place for retirement is Boquete Panama. Situated in the mountain highlands of the country, Boquete is a small town that offers so much for tourists and retirees alike. Outdoor activities, spectacular views, cool climate, fresh air and a relaxed and comfortable lifestyle can be experienced in Boquete. An amazing destination, that’s what it is. Boquete’s unique history, culture and natural beauty continues to attract tourists and retirees from various parts of the world. This simply shows that it is one place that’s definitely worth visiting and consider as one’s permanent place of residence.

Affordable Living Expenses

Thousands of American and European expats have made Panama their second home. They have come to love the fact that it is a place where one’s retirement funds can be stretched and where a good life is not so hard to achieve. Boquete offers very low living expenses; thus, it is easy to live comfortably. Eating in a restaurant will only cost $8 for a couple, drinks included. Reliable and modern healthcare is also inexpensive in this place; thus, making it easy to get all the perks in life inexpensively.

Cool Climate

Many people who have come to Boquete also love the fact that the weather is spring-like all year-round. The climate is comfortably cool which suits many Americans who have chosen to live in Boquete for good. You only need one type of clothing and that is clothing that suits spring-like climate. There’s no need to worry about snow piling up on the driveway and too much heat that can be very uncomfortable for the skin.

American Lifestyle

Since many Americans have already made the move to Boquete Panama, there are plenty of expat hangouts and restaurants where you can feel most at home. There’s even a premier community called Valle Escondido where many expats live and where retirement can be experienced in a relaxed atmosphere. There are also Americans who have opened up businesses in the area. An expat owned coffee farm, hotel or restaurant is very common in Boquete.

Outdoor Activities

Nature lovers and adventurers will be thrilled to know that lots of outdoor activities are in store for them in Boquete Panama. Hikers can climb up the Volcan Baru, which is a famous dormant volcano in the area. Boating and white water rafting can also be done as well as zip lining, nature tripping and horseback riding. Animal lovers can also visit the Wildlife Rescue Center and see how animals are taken care of in their natural habitat.

Relaxed Atmosphere

Boquete Panama is not like busy cities of New York, San Francisco or London. It has typical amenities and services that people need for daily living but minus the hustle and bustle of city life. Thus, it is truly a place for people looking to settle down in a relaxed setting. One can simply take in the beauty of Boquete and relax watching its beautiful sunrise and sunset each day. One can also sit down and just enjoy its picturesque view from all angles. Boquete may not be for the city folk but it sure is a wonderful venue for someone who wants to experience a relaxed and stress-free retirement.