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5 Ideas For Cheap Cruise Travel Deals

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
by Sck

By CJ Anderson

Everyone wants to travel the world, right? How does a luxury cruise sound? Warm beaches, exotic ports of call, fine dining, 5 star service, hammocks and fruity umbrella drinks. Who could resist?

Course there is one small issue - the outrageous prices that put the dream of a cruise vacation out of reach for 90% of people. But there is hope. I am here to help you find the absolute best cruise travel deals. Wholesale prices, incentive cruises, and even the occasional F.R.E.E voyage are in the bag of tricks. My goal is to show you how to plan, find, book, and enjoy the cruise vacation of a lifetime on a shoestring budget whether it is your first cruise or your tenth.

Be sure to check out this month’s top hints, insider secrets, and tricks the travel industry does not want you to know about how to get a fantastic cruise travel deal.

Here are 5 ideas to get you started on finding the cheapest cruise bargains:

1) Go Off-Season

Everyone and their brother is planning a cruise in the spring or early summer. Think spring break and that’s where you will find the crowds. The cruise industry is not going to offer any good cruise travel deals during their busy season because they simply don’t have to. Expect a 20-30% cheaper fare for off-season cruises.

BONUS: Airfares will also be cheaper during the less-traveled months saving you an additional chunk of money.

2) Consider Repositioning

These cruises are heavily discounted because the cruise line is simply moving the boat from one home port to another. They have to take that trip regardless of how many passengers sign up. You will get a few less ports - but if you are true cruise lover, the extra days at sea will be no great burden. You can expect to save 40-60% on a price per day basis over regular cruises.

3) Skip the Flight

Most cruises in the US originate from Florida and California, but did you know that dozens of other ports of embarkation (where you leave from) are available? Unexpected places like New Orleans, Houston, Seattle, New Jersey, and even Mobile, AL offer a few cruise itineraries a year. If you can hitch a ride from somewhere within easy driving distance, how much will you save? Anticipate travel to and from the embarkation port costs to drop easily $1000 for a family of 4.

BONUS: Also, you will not have to worry about hotel on either side of the cruise in this scenario.

4) Last Minute Savings

Often if your schedule is flexible, good cruise travel deals can be had in the last 2 months leading up to departure. Think about it - the boat is going, overhead is relatively fixed, so empty staterooms cost the cruise lines big bucks that can never be recovered. Sign up for email newsletters (cheapcruises.com, vacationstogo.com, and travelzoo.com are my favorites) so you will get priority notification of cruise travel deals.

5) Speak and Cruise

If you’ve ever been on a cruise, you know there is a an endless array of entertainment and educational opportunities on board. Everything from underwater basket weaving, to painting classes, to seminars on wine tasting. Did you know that each of those presenters AND their family get a complimentary cruise in exchange for a couple of 1 hour work sessions? Would you work for 2 hours to get a free cruise?

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Game Reserves in Kenya: Mount Kenya National Park

Monday, September 8th, 2008
by Sck

Author: Maggie Nguyo

Mount Kenya National Park is located in the Kenyan Highlands on the slopes of the mountain after which it is named. 150 kilometres North East of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, and just South of the Equator, stands the once active volcano of Mt. Kenya. The Kenyan Highlands are covered in bamboo forests at the lower elevations, giving way to scrub land on the higher slopes, and finally becoming rocks, snow and ice on the mountain peaks.

With its highest peak reaching a height of 5199 metres, Mt. Kenya is Kenya’s highest mountain, and Africa’s second largest after Mt. Kilimanjaro. The Mount Kenya National Park circles the mountain, making one of the most scenic Game Reserves in Kenya.

This is a popular mountain for climbers because the slopes are easier to scale than the intimidating Kilimanjaro. There are also many great hikes and walks in the foothills and the lower slopes. One of the attractions of Mt. Kenya is its anomalous permanent glaciers, which are unexpected given its location almost straddling the equator, and given the high temperatures of Africa’s equatorial climate in general.

No matter whether you attempt the peak or are content to pick your way through the rocks and glaciers on the lower slopes, you will experience majestic views over one of Kenya’s most beautiful national parks.

Lodges and clubs throughout the park specialise in assisting and guiding climbers. The best months for climbing are January/February and August/September. If you come from the lowlands, it may take a few days to acclimatise to the higher elevation of the Mt. Kenya terrain.

Because of its location in the Highlands, the park is home to game and mammals that have adapted to life at higher elevations. You may also be lucky enough to view some of the rare and endangered species that can only be found in this part of the Kenya Game Reserves system, such as the bongo, the largest of the forest antelope, and the several, a medium-sized cat.

There is also a wide variety of alpine and sub alpine flora to be found on the lower slopes where rainfall is plentiful. Come to Mt. Kenya to view the buffalo, lion, and leopard (now rare). Here you will see some rare and unusual birds, such as the purple-throated cuckoo and the red-fronted parrot. You may also see a variety of raptors, along with the very rare lammergeyer, or bearded vulture.

For information on other wildlife viewing in Mt. Kenya National Park, Game Reserves in Kenya, and the other exciting attractions that Kenya offers, visit http://www.my-kenya-guide.com/mountains-in-kenya.html

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/exotic-locations-articles/game-reserves-in-kenya-mount-kenya-national-park-424218.html

About the Author:
Maggie Nguyo is a Kenyan who is well versed with most Kenya travel aspects. She is also the editor of  http://www.my-kenya-guide.com,  a website that is invaluable to travellers to Kenya. Written in a simple and personal manner, this website gives you insights and tips to help you to plan for your most memorable holiday in Kenya.

Attractions in Phuket Thailand

Monday, September 8th, 2008
by Sck

Author: scott riefler

Phuket Thailand has many attractions one can discover either on day trips or longer. The Beaches are by far the biggest attraction to Phuket because it has many beaches for one to explore. You can keep yourself busy all year round with the many attractions in Phuket other than just the beaches however.

Taking day trips can be a lot of fun. I have rented long tail boat and gone to the many different islands that are about thirty minute boat rides from the many different piers on island. It’s not hard to find a long tail boat as even many of the beaches have them lined up just off shore. A day trip is very inexpensive and will remind you of a time when life was simple and uncomplicated.

Rubber tree plantations are plentiful on the island and watching and learning how locals make latex from the rubber trees is educational as well as interesting. This age old tradition can also be viewed at night where the Thais find it cooler to work at night or work it as a secondary or night job to supplement their income.

Taking a sea canoe off the eastern part of Phukets calm waters to go cave exploring can be a fun way to get a little extra sun as well as a good workout. There are many little islands, coves and caves to explore with a canoe off Phuket’s east coast and water is tranquil and turquoise blue.

The island offers many shows also like monkey shows and snake shows. Many bus tours will take you to the caves in Phang Ngn bay and to visit James Bond Island. Another famous day trip is a boat ride out to Phi Phi Island for the day. I find this boat ride rather boring but I have made the trip many times so now I am partial.

If you enjoy Thai boxing, there are several places you can go and watch Thai boxing and even train with the young men. I personally enjoy watching a fight every now and again. The action is real, not staged and the hype is almost as good as wrestling on TV. There is Thai boxing in almost every small town in Phuket.

For those who enjoy the nightlife in Phuket there is none better then that found in Patong Beach. The town has many discos and a nightlife like no place else in the world. Patong has been voted the number one nightlife spot my several men’s magazines. The many beer bars and night spots can be fun to explore is a relaxed and laid back attitude one would expect to find in the islands of the Andaman Sea.

If you find you want to get away from the average tourist hangouts, Phuket town can offer some interesting shows and live entertainment. It even has some great festivals like vegetarian festival and Chinese New Year’s.

I have now lived on the island for several years and grown to call Phuket Home. The island is more than just a great tourist destination; it’s a great place to live.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/exotic-locations-articles/attractions-in-phuket-thailand-424626.html

About the Author:
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Bangkok City Tower – Portraying the Modern Face of Thailand

Monday, September 8th, 2008
by Sck

Author: Naveen Marasinghe

Located in a strategically important site in the modern cosmopolitan Bangkok, the Bangkok City Tower in many ways portrays the modern face of Thailand. The town of Bangkok which began as a small trading post and a seaside community that served the Ayuthtaya Kingdom has today morphed into one of the regions leading commercial hubs. The space age design of the building is its most striking feature and its shimmering silhouette on the Bangkok skyline makes it a popular landmark in the city.

Amongst Bangkok’s fifty administrative districts, the Bangkok City Tower is located in the Central Business District. This area houses major corporations, embassies, banks and investment firms in Bangkok and can be termed as the heart of the city’s if not the country’s economy.

The advantageous location of Bangkok City Tower makes it a preferred place to set up office for some of Bangkok’s biggest companies. Among the buildings tenants that include major industry consultancies and banking corporations are PricewaterhouseCoopers, United Overseas Bank, Bank of China. KPMG, Deloittes, Citibank, Standard Chartered Bank and Chase JP Morgan.

The building can be found at the main intersection between Sathorn Road and Narathiwas Rajanagarindra road. Sathorn Road has a number of commercial companies occupying its premises and is generally considered to be an upscale part of Bangkok. Commuting from the Bangkok City Tower to other parts of the city is easy as it is located on the Chong Nonsi Skytrain (BTS).  The Skytrain or Bangkok Mass Rapid Transit System is an elevated metro system that has 23 stations situated on two lines.

The thirty storey Bangkok City Tower has over 42,000 square meters of tenable office space. The special feature of this building is its floor layout with plate sizes of 1,000 and 2,000 square meters and a 15 meter column span to accommodate efficient floor layout. The building also has provisions to provide parking for up to 800 cars and three separate lift zones that are serviced by 12 cabs including a service lift and two car park lifts. The modern energy efficient exterior has solar reflective paneling and a heat absorbing glass curtain wall.

Located close to the Bangkok City Tower and the Central Business District are several comfortable  Bangkok serviced apartments   that are a great option for long stay business travelers visiting this part of the city that are a great option for long stay business travelers visiting this part of the city.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/exotic-locations-articles/bangkok-city-tower-portraying-the-modern-face-of-thailand-426582.html

About the Author:
Naveen Marasinghe is an Online Marketing Executive at eMarketingEye which is a search engine marketing company that offers   PPC Management  and  SEO services  and specializes in serving the online travel and hospitality industry.  ( http://www.emarketingeye.com/  )

Andaman Tours

Monday, September 8th, 2008
by Sck

Author: suresh chandramohan

Andaman is a very beautiful island in India. Andaman and Nicobar Islands are not fully explored. Its beauty and cleanness are abundance and wonderful. In no where in India you can find such beautiful and crystal clear beaches. Andaman is an excellent place for beach lovers. Andaman and nicobar islands has also many beautiful beaches. It has also many historic monuments and ancient ruined  islands. It also exposes the British raj effects in Andaman’s.. Andaman has many wonderful tourist spots like any other tourist places in India. But many people usually think that it has only islands and beaches. Many are unaware of the fact that it has many beautiful tourist spots like beaches,monuments,museums,etc.

Andaman tours are organized by many websites in India and I experienced Andaman through andamantours.in website. Andamantours.in gives description about the tourist spots and other places in Andaman and nicobar islands. It also offers accomodation,mode of transport and cheap package tours to Andaman and nicobar islands for every segment of travelers.

The accommodation here is very cheap and wonderful. It also has cheap government hotels and good star category resorts. Their are also many beach front resorts.

The Havelock Island in Andaman Island is a very beautiful island. It attracts many foreign tourists around the year due to its clean and crystal clear beaches. The beaches here are very safe to swim and its best to see coral reefs. Totally Andaman tours are a memorable tour for me.andamantours.in offers many tour packages to Andaman and Nicobar Islands and their arrangements are very good. Anyone who is interested to know about this island or book Andaman tours can visit andamantours.in for further details. Explore Andaman’s and definitely it’s a different experience to anyone.

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