save money on holiday in Spain

Had a great holiday recently for a fraction of the normal price. There are plenty of ex pats now living in Spain who regularly let out their apartments and with flights being so cheap I saved a fortune. I found the apartment I stayed in, which was fantastic, at the following internet address. The Apartment cost me just £200 per week and there was four of us! The flights from the UK were just £300 given the flew out late at night. So it was a holiday for 4 people costing a total of £500. Often the apartments you rent are somebodies home and as such they are really well looked after, especially as many of the people who own them are now retired. Of course you are expected to look after them and a small breakages deposit was required. In any event I got my deposit of £50 back …

Save Money on Airport Parking and Get a Great Start to Your Holiday

If you have recently bought and paid for a holiday abroad this article is for you. Here are two pieces of information that will not only enhance your trip but will also save you money on your airport parking fees. There are also plenty of tips here to get the most out of your airport parking purchase and get the best possible start to your trip. My advice to accomplish both of these seemingly contradictory aims is to book your parking in advance and book Meet and Greet parking. You will charged full retail price if you just turn up on the day so be smart and book ahead to get the best deal. How can you save money on your airport parking? To save money on your airport parking simply book in advance but make sure you shop around for the best deal. Most parking companies use a ‘smart’ …

Sardinia holiday activities

Planning to spend your next holidays in Sardinia, Italy? Congratulations for the choice! Everyone knows that Sardinia island a is a natural paradise, one of the most wonderful places to spend your beach holidays in Mediterranean area, but not so much knows how many activities is possible to experience during your vacation there… Find below a short list of activities to have fun in Sardinia: Biking The unique net work of winding routes of empty country roads is enjoyable for a keen biker. The climate of Sardinia is ideal for bike tours especially in spring and autumn. The coastal flatland is good for beginners and for easy going but the hilly areas of the island need endurance and high levels of fitness from the part of the bikers. Hiking or walking To discover the beauty of the island hiking is best suited with a wide range of hiking possibilities. Marked …

Sardinia Beach Holidays: Mind Blowing Luxurious Experience

The beautiful island of Sardinia is situated off the west cost of Italy and just under the island of Corsica. This island is the second largest island in Mediterranean. Italian is an official language of this place. But, people of Sardinia also speak French and English. The landscapes, beaches and sceneries of Sardinia are simply stunning and enough to take your breath away. There are several places to explore in this part of the world. In the southern part of this island, you can explore cities like Cagliari where you can have an experience of some larger than life sceneries and mountain ranges touch the sea. In the northern part of Sardinia you can visit the most beautiful and happening city that is Alghero. This place is famous for its great architecture and culture. Tourists from all over the world specially come to Sardinia to visit Alghero. If you are …

San Diego Beach Hikes – Cardiff to Carlsbad

San Diego offers a bevy of interesting hikes. With the average home price being around $500,000, they better be interesting! To unwind, I typically stop on my way home from work to hike from Cardiff to Carlsbad on the beach. For picturesque sunsets and “tasty waves”, the beach between Cardiff to Carlsbad can’t be beat. Cardiff – Starting I typically start this hike by parking just south of restaurant row in Cardiff. Restaurant row is located to the north of the lagoon between Cardiff and Solana Beach on Highway 101. Parking is located on the side of the road, which is right up against the beach. Give me convenience or give me death! As you head north, you first pass Charlie’s and other restaurants. Past the restaurants, you will come to the beginning of the bluffs that will line the beach to the end of the hike. San Elijo campground …

Sams Club and AAA

Some memberships will give you an actual discount when renting a car. The two best known memberships that give discounts on car rentals are: Sam’s Club and Triple A. At many car rental places, these are good for a 10-15% discount, though they can not be combined. It is one or the other. Always ask a car rental place ahead of time if they give a discount for these memberships. With how expensive renting cars can be, you want every discount you can get. Having Sam’s Club or AAA membership will entitle you to some discounts or help, and it is always good to find out what exactly you qualify for ahead of time. Not only might AAA give you discounts on renting a car, and the road side assistance that they are famous for, but there is also a chance that the particular policy or membership you have with …

Samoa: A South Pacific Paradise

Have you ever thought about what life could be like on an island? Do you dream of a South Pacific island paradise experience? Read on and discover the beauty and charm of Samoa. Located in the heart of the pacific – Samoa is a group of four main islands. The islands are situated about halfway between New Zealand and Hawaii. It’s a tropical climate with an average temperature of about 72 degrees Fahrenheit. This area is warm all year round but often rains between November and April. One of the main attractions in Samoa is the crystal blue warm water. It’s so beautiful and teeming with all kinds of exotic fish life. If you are a nature lover then this is the ideal holiday destination for you. There are many kinds of exotic wildlife that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Samoa has a history rich with folklore …

Safety When You Drive During Your Vacation

When you rent a car, choose a type that is commonly available locally. Where possible, ask that markings that identify it as a rental car be removed. Make certain it is in good repair. If available, choose a car with universal door locks and power windows, features that give the driver better control of access. An air conditioner, when available, is also a safety feature, allowing you to drive with windows closed. Thieves can and do snatch purses through open windows of moving cars. Keep car doors locked at all times. Wear seat belts. As much as possible, avoid driving at night. Don’t leave valuables in the car. If you must carry things with you, keep them out of sight locked in the trunk, and then take them with you when you leave the car. Don’t park your car on the street overnight. If the hotel or municipality does not …

Safety On Public Transportation Overseas

If a country has a pattern of tourists being targeted by criminals on public transport, that information is mentioned in the Country Specific Information in the section about crime. Taxis. Only take taxis clearly identified with official markings. Beware of unmarked cabs. Trains. Well-organized, systematic robbery of passengers on trains along popular tourists routes is a problem. It is more common at night and especially on overnight trains. If you see your way being blocked by a stranger and another person is very close to you from behind, move away. This can happen in the corridor of the train or on the platform or station. Do not accept food or drink from strangers. Criminals have been known to drug food or drink offered to passengers. Criminals may also spray sleeping gas in train compartments. Where possible, lock your compartment. If it cannot be locked securely, take turns sleeping in shifts …

Safety in Barcelona

When you think of Barcelona, what usually springs to mind? The wonderful Catalonian port located between the mountains and the sea? The beautiful city of modernism and design soaked in warm sunshine and carefree lifestyle? The wine, beer & cava fuelled cosmopolitan city of tapas & fiestas? Well yes, this is indeed Barcelona. However, regardless of this idealistic vision, visitors are nowadays more and more aware of a growing problem which nobody should ignore as it really is affecting the Catalonian capital city’s reputation. We are talking about urban security in Barcelona. This terrible problem has become an issue of public concern and it is mainly affecting tourist spots. Pickpockets and thieves are becoming more experienced by the day and people are often getting mugged for their mobile phones or getting their bags snatched. Many are being robbed within minutes of arriving at Barcelona’s airports, bus or train stations. Some …

Safe Travel – What to Bring – 10 Tips

1. Safety begins when you pack. To avoid being a target, dress conservatively. Don’t wear expensive looking jewelry. A flashy wardrobe or one that is too casual can mark you as a tourist. As much as possible, avoid the appearance of affluence. 2. Always try to travel light. You can move more quickly and will be more likely to have a free hand. You will also be less tired and less likely to set your luggage down, leaving it unattended. 3. Carry the minimum amount of valuables necessary for your trip and plan a place or places to conceal them. Your passport, cash and credit cards are most secure when locked in a hotel safe. When you have to carry them on your person, you may wish to conceal them in several places rather than putting them all in one wallet or pouch. Avoid handbags, fanny packs and outside pockets …

Safe Travels: Top Ten Passport Tips

1. Make sure you have a signed, valid passport and visas, if required. Also, before you go, fill in the emergency information page of your passport! 2. Read the Consular Information Sheets (and Public Announcements or Travel Warnings, if applicable) for the countries you plan to visit. 3. Familiarize yourself with local laws and customs of the countries to which you are traveling. Remember, the U.S. Constitution does not follow you! While in a foreign country, you are subject to its laws. 4. Make 2 copies of your passport identification page. This will facilitate replacement if your passport is lost or stolen. Leave one copy at home with friends or relatives. Carry the other with you in a separate place from your passport. 5. Leave a copy of your itinerary with family or friends at home so that you can be contacted in case of an emergency. 6. Do not …

Safe Travel – What to Bring – 10 Tips

1. Safety begins when you pack. To avoid being a target, dress conservatively. Don’t wear expensive looking jewelry. A flashy wardrobe or one that is too casual can mark you as a tourist. As much as possible, avoid the appearance of affluence. 2. Always try to travel light. You can move more quickly and will be more likely to have a free hand. You will also be less tired and less likely to set your luggage down, leaving it unattended. 3. Carry the minimum amount of valuables necessary for your trip and plan a place or places to conceal them. Your passport, cash and credit cards are most secure when locked in a hotel safe. When you have to carry them on your person, you may wish to conceal them in several places rather than putting them all in one wallet or pouch. Avoid handbags, fanny packs and outside pockets …

Safe Driving on Ski Trips -– Part 2 -– If You Get in Trouble

Whether you’re leaving the city heading to the Mammoth Mountain/Lake Tahoe High Sierra country for its beauty and relaxation, or planning that ski trip from Scottsdale to Snowbowl, here are some tips for a safe and pleasant journey, and how to deal with trouble, should it arise. Slow down. A highway speed of 65 miles per hour may be safe in dry weather, but an invitation for trouble on snow and ice. Snow and ice make stopping distances much longer, so keep your seat belt buckled and leave more distance between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead. Look farther ahead in traffic. Actions by other drivers will alert you to problems and give you extra seconds to react. Remember to avoid sudden stops and quick direction changes. Do everything slowly and gently. Anticipate turns and stops. Leave plenty of distance between you and other cars. Drive as if there were …

Safe Driving on Ski Trips -– Part 1 -– The Basics

Whether you’re leaving the city heading to the Mammoth Mountain/Lake Tahoe High Sierra country for its beauty and relaxation, or planning that ski trip from Scottsdale to Snowbowl, here are some tips for a safe and pleasant journey. Be sure to see also Part 2: “Don’t get in Trouble, but if you do -–.“ Driving in winter conditions tests your car to the limit. If something isn’t working properly under the best conditions it certainly isn’t going to work when it’s cold and stormy. Check weather and travel conditions before heading out. Don’t take chances if the weather is bad. Don’t drive when there are whiteouts, freezing rain or blizzards. Leave early to allow extra time to get to your destination. Buckle up; always use your belt. This means all passengers and children, too. Whenever starting your car, make sure that there is nothing obstructing the tailpipe, and never warm …

Safari Travel Tips

Before stepping on that plane for a marvelous safari adventure, plan like there’s no tomorrow. You will thank your self for being precautious when faced with untoward incidents. Here are the important things you should consider when going on a safari travel: 1. Remember that it is one challenging endeavor. Planning a safari can be one of the most exciting feats one can ever manage to make happen. It is not one of the generic travels, usual jetsetters indulge in. Though you are provided with a tour brochure and a tourist guide, it still is better to research on your own regarding the various itineraries. 2. Best spots for safari should be spotted. The most suggested parts of Africa to enjoy safari include East and Central Africa, Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Islands. 3. Prepare for the climate. It is a must to know the seasonal trends and how they …