Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Best Carry On Suitcase


This is awesome – I have checking my luggage and I my checking in suitcases disappeared too many times.

This carry on holds an entire weekend's worth of clothes yet folds to merely 3" thick for unobtrusive storage. A patented accordion frame expands and folds in seconds; simply press a button on the frame to engage or release the hinges and the frame opens and closes with ease. When open, the carry on has a 1,560" Cu. main compartment that allows you to quickly pack and remove travel items.

An integrated garment carrier accommodates a full suit and dress shirt and keeps delicate garments separate from the contents of the main compartment, and eight smaller pockets keep travel items organized. The frame is made from durable fiberglass that can support up to 100 lbs., and the 1680-denier ballistic nylon exterior resists tears, punctures, and water. Four wheels, a telescoping handle, and the carry on's streamlined rectangular shape allow you to easily navigate aisles and terminals.

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Venice Video Tour

Venice is on top of my list of European places to visit. Watch this incredible video of Venice. But be warned!!! It will make you book a flight and hotel in Venice.

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Super Solar Shower Bag

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Out in the wild and just have the urge to take a hot shower?

Being dirty is not where it's at. That's why showers were invented. Unfortunately, unless you're into freezing your you-know-whats off, showers require power. And that means you can't have a nice hot shower when you're stuck in the middle of the wilderness. Or does it?

Step forward the ingenious Super Solar Shower. This incredibly useful, eco-friendly shower system has been specifically designed for those moments when you want a shower but you're miles from power. And that's because it is heated by everyone's favorite bright orangey thing.

More info: Super Solar Shower Bag

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Niagara Falls Video

Wow – this really once of the better travel videos I have seen in a wile.

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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Boutique Hotel Athens: Fresh


Decently priced ( starting at 85 Euros a night) great location and neat design. What else can you ask from a boutique hotel?

Hotel Fresh is an extremely stylish and modern hotel located in central Athens. Enjoy the many wellness facilities and the fresh and luxurious atmosphere.

The hotel offers large, colourful and luxurious rooms. All have air conditioning, private bathroom and designer fittings.

Guests can enjoy a full breakfast buffet each morning in restaurant Magenta. The choice includes a healthy corner for guests who are on a diet or like a well-balanced meal.
The Air Lounge Bar serves you gourmet Greek and Mediterranean cuisine and quality entertainment.

The outdoor swimming pool is open from mid May (weather permitting) until the end of September. Furthermore you can make use of the sauna, fitness centre and hammam.
The hotel is centrally situated across from the Parthenon and within walking distance of other historical monuments, such as the Greek Parliament Square and Plaka, the old town of Athens.

More info: Hotel Fresh Athens





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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Gaudi Barcelona – Guell Park

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This park is one of the must see things in Barcelona. Enjoy the video and if you want to see pictures instead visit here: Barcelona Pictures

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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

When Backpacking Europe Leave your Phone on

Or buy prepaid cards ;)

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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Great Hostel in Prague: Miss Sophie’s Hostel

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I have been to Prague several times and loved it. Mostly for the beer and food though … ok, just kidding. But every time I go back Prague seemed to have changed a little bit. I think next time thought I’m going to check out Pilsen … emm .. for the beer ;) !

Tucked away on a charming street just minutes away from Prague's historical sights, Miss Sophie's offers a peaceful retreat from the tourist hustle and bustle. It's the perfect place for resting after an exciting day of exploring Prague - with free internet, a cozy lounge, and helpful staff. We offer hotel-quality accomodation at hostel-style rates to make your stay comfortable and convenient.

Situated in the New Town, within walking distance of the important Old Town sites on your list, Miss Sophie's is a boutique hideaway from the frequent crowds of tourists that gather in this city having heard of its unique soul in the heart of Europe.

The New Town is the genuine commercial, social and cultural heart of Prague the city as Czech people know it firsthand. The neighbourhood harbours a variety spanning from local Czech pubs to hip ex-pat hot spots. Whether you are a world traveller, a weekend getaway kind, or a working visitor confined to a suit, feeling young or feeling old, we open our doors to offer you an enjoyable stay.

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Friday, August 7, 2009

Hotels for you and your pet


We have a little doggy too and I always just feel way too guilty to go on vacation and leaving the puppy at home. Thought this pet friendly hotel search engine is a great idea.

Here some pet travel tips from their site:

  • Before leaving, check to make sure the hotel accepts pets. And check either our on-line advertisements or directly with the hotel, to find out any restrictions, fees, etc.
  • Also find Emergency Veterinary Clinics in the area to which you're headed.
  • If the pet travels with you, it will retain a sense of identity. However, pets can become frightened and bolt away from you out of open doors and windows. Keep your pet on a leash when outside your car or hotel.
  • Occasionally traveling can upset your pet's stomach. Take along ice cubes, which are easier on your pet than large amounts of water. It is recommended that you keep feeding to a minimum during travel. If you are traveling by car, a light meal for your pet two to three hours before you leave is advised. If you are traveling by air, a light meal four to six hours before departure is recommended. Allow small amounts of water periodically in the hours before the trip.
  • Whether your pet travels with you or by another means it should wear a special identification tag in addition to its regular one. Write the pet's name, your name, the person to contact at the destination, their phone number, a destination address, or that of a friend or relative, in case you want to be reached.
  • Rabies vaccinations are a must for all travel abroad. Many airlines also require vaccinations. Check with your vet for the complete range of vaccinations required, and of course, check with the airline and country to which you're heading.
  • Check the airline's requirements to see if your pet can travel in a carrier that can be kept under a seat in the cabin or must travel by air freight.
  • Get the pet to the air terminal in time. Get there 45 minutes in advance if the pet is accompanying you. If shipping the pet, get to the flight terminal two hours in advance of your flight

More info: Pet Hotel Search Engine

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Europe Hostel Summer Sale


No budget to travel this year? Maybe you can reconsider now – since you some hostels in Europe will be 70% off!

These last-minute bargains mean there's no reason not to get away in 2009 – whether you're looking for a cheap weekend break or 7 days relaxing by the sea, the HostelBookers summer sale can help you escape to Europe on a budget! From 45% off a city break in Florence to saving 30% on sun holidays to the Costa del Sol and Canary Islands, HostelBookers have the best deals and discounts on budget accommodation in Europe in August.

More info: Europe Hostel Summer Sale