Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Outstanding Cold weather Break in Morzine

     Morzine is a great all-round, family friendly ski resort in the French Alps with something for everyone on the ski slopes or on solid ground. Staying in chalets in Morzine is the perfect way to come together and relax after a full day's activity.

Snow satisfaction

     For those who love the snow, there's nothing better than stepping out of your chalets in Morzine and heading straight for the slopes. Whether you're a skier, snowboarder or even a snow shoe fan there is nothing like the thrill of the powder. For beginners and intermediates there are some great options, as well as challenging pistes for the experts in your group. Being perfectly located in the Alps, the Mont Blanc weather system together with advanced snow-making technology ensures that the slopes are beautifully powdered from early December through until the end of April.

No skis required

     There is also a range of activities for those who don't want to ski at all or who want a well earned break from the slopes. You could choose to put your feet up in the chalets in Morzine or go shopping, but there are loads of great activities and experiences to be had without ever even slipping your foot into a ski boot!

     Paragliding is an unbeatable and exhilarating way of seeing Mont Blanc, the Dents Blanches and the Dents du Midi all in one go, either on a solo or tandem flight. Skidooing is another great way of getting the adrenaline pumping and will make you feel like James Bond. Or you could have a go on a toboggan - an activity definitely not for the faint hearted!

     There is also a great opportunity to watch the Morzine premier ice hockey division team, The Penguins, soar around the rink, or you could simply choose to relax by booking a massage from a masseuse, in the privacy and comfort of your accommodation.

Cosy accommodation

    The chalets in Morzine are the perfect place to relax and put your feet up after a busy day in the resort. They truly feel like a home away from home and, whether you choose to stay in a catered or self catered apartment, you'll look forward to gathering together at the end of each day and swapping stories. Each has a homely lounge area for relaxation, dinner tables to gather around at the end of the day as well as comfortable beds for restful nights.

     Liz Olkowicz is the Business Development Manager for Ski and Summer Morzine, a specialist Morzine Tour Operator, based in Weybridge in Surrey offering tailor-made holidays in chalets in Morzine, the perfect location to explore the French Alps. For a great-value Alpine holiday

Experience At House in Chalets in Morzine By Liz Olkowicz

     Morzine is a traditional family friendly ski resort in France that offers great ski and snowboard facilities as well as plenty for non-skiers as well. Staying in chalets in Morzine gives you the perfect backdrop and base camp for a winter break.

A Home from Home

     You could choose to stay in a hotel during your ski trip but nothing beats the home away from home comfort of a chalet. There are a range of different options available, sleeping from two people to up to thirty-two, in a range of styles either self catered or catered. Each has a homely lounge area for relaxation, dinner tables to gather around at the end of the day as well as comfortable beds for restful nights.

Great Value

     The resort has a range of catered chalet options for you to choose from which can range from traditional bed and breakfast stays or half board holidays, up to fully catered luxury where you can enjoy all the delights of a cooked breakfast, afternoon teas with homemade cakes, aperitifs, canap├ęs as well as delicious evening meals. Depending on what you're after, catered chalets in Morzine offer all over great value.

Preference for Self Catering

     If you're particular about your food, even if you just like to take things at your own pace, you may prefer to stay in one of the self catered chalets in Morzine. There is a great selection available for your family or group that vary in style, size and location. No matter whether your party prefers to ski, snowboard, snow walk, skidoo or even if they want to spend the day relaxing, it will be a wonderful base at the end of the day.

You Won't Need your Skis Everyday

     If you're not a skier, or if you'd just like a well earned break from the slopes, there are plenty of great activities to take part in here without putting your foot near a ski boot.

    Paragliding is an incredibly exciting way of seeing Mont Blanc, the Dents Blanches and the Dents du Midi all in one go, either on a solo or tandem flight. Skidooing is also another great way of getting the adrenaline pumping and will make you feel like the star of an action movie. You could also settle down to watch the local premier ice hockey division team, The Penguins, soar around the rink. But if these ideas sound like too much hard work, you could simply relax with a massage from a masseuse in your chalet.

    Liz Olkowicz is the Business Development Manager for Ski and Summer Morzine, a specialist Morzine Tour Operator, based in Weybridge in Surrey offering tailor-made holidays in chalets in Morzine. It is the perfect location to explore the French Alps. For a great-value Alpine holiday in chalets in Morzine Ski Morzine is the ideal choice.

Scotland: The UK's Glorious Wonder By Harvey McEwan

     Everyone knows that the United Kingdom is an impressive place to live and an even better place to have a holiday on. This is because the UK is so diverse with so many great places and cities to visit, from London, to Manchester, to Cardiff, and some of the islands, including the Isle of Man and Jersey. However, an often neglected part of the UK is Scotland, and while the capital city, Edinburgh, becomes famous every year thanks to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and the International Festival, there are so many other places to visit and explore across the border. And here are just a few suggestions.

     When a lot of people think of Scotland, they probably think of images of rolling hills, mountains, breathtaking landscape, purple heather and of course, castles. This is a very accurate representation of Scotland, however, you need to leave the big cities behind and head to the highlands of Scotland in order to see these things. The highlands are located in upper Scotland, and are less densely populated than the major cities such as Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee and Stirling. The highlands are a great place to explore and have adventures, and also take lots of pictures because there is so much to take photographs of from castles, to ruins, to mountains, to rock formations, to wildlife and the local people and their homes.

However, there is also so much to see in Scotland's biggest cities, such as the cities already previously mentioned, such as Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee. Each city has a different culture, a different history and different attractions. For example, Edinburgh is well known for its festivals and its castle, while Glasgow is better known as a city that boasts lots of shops, boutiques and more of a night life compared to Edinburgh. At least, that's what people from Glasgow say anyway.

     While some people prefer to do tours of Scotland by car, by bus or with a special tour company that specialises in taking holidaymakers to areas of historical or cultural interest, others prefer to stick to the more densely populated cities for shopping opportunities and some home comforts. For visitors to Glasgow, shopping and the renowned night life are the real reason they decided to visit the city, as well as the abundance of fantastic Glasgow hotels to stay in.
So, wherever you are, and whatever you do; whether you're in the UK, or further away, take a chance on visiting Scotland. Book a Glasgow hotel, go shopping, go out clubbing, hire a car and drive up into the highlands or even visit the islands of Scotland, you will never forget your time in the UK's crowning glory.

Monday, April 9, 2012

A Fast Journey Information To Italy

     Italy is a home for numerous UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The country is famous for its high art and monuments, delicious cuisine, trendy fashions, luxury sports cars and motorcycles. Its nickname is Bel Paese meaning The Beautiful Country with diverse cultures and dialects as for its many beautiful coasts, alpine lakes and mountains. The people who lived here are called Italians with estimated 60.6 million population. The religion is Roman Catholic in majority and their official language is Italian. The climate of Italy has a highly diverse and quite different from the stereotypical Mediterranean climate. July has the hottest month of the year though most of Italy has hot and dry summers as well. The Alps have a mountain climate with cool summers and very cold winters.

     Venice is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. It is famous for its canals and water transportation system. People transportation here is boats that are called Gondolas. The most visited tourist attractions of Venice are Canalazzo (The Great Canal), Rialto, Basilica dei Frari, St. Mark Square, Campanile di San Marco/Bell Tower, Torre dell'Orologio/Clock Tower, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and Scuola di San Rocco.

     Florence is a historic city known for its wonderful art and architecture. This city was home to talented artists like Michelangelo and Brunelleschi. The main attractions of Florence are Florence Cathedral, St Lawrence Basilica, Ponte Vecchio, Palazzo Vecchio, Giardino di Boboli, Galleria degli Uffizi, Piazza della Santissima Annunziata, Bargello National Museum, Piazza della Signoria, Orsanmichele, Pitti Palace, Mercato Nuovo, Loggia dei Lanzi, Accademia Gallery and Piazza della Repubblica

     Rome is the capital and the largest city of Italy with main tourist attractions such as Colosseum, St.Peter's Basilica, Trevi Fountain, Piazza di Spagna, Pantheon, Baths of Caracalla, Vatican Museums, Piazza Navona, Arch of Titus, Castel Sant'Angelo, San Giovanni in Laterano, Arch of Sepimius Sevrus, Palatine Hill, Capitoline Museums, Villa Borghese and Piazza del Popolo.

     Pisa is a city in Tuscany which is located on the bank of River Arno on Ligurian Sea. Pisa is popularly known for the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Other highlights include the Pisa Baptistery, Campo Santo, Santa Maria Della Spina, Cathedral, Piazza Dei Miracoli. St. Francis church, University of Pisa, and Palazzo Della Carovana.

    Central Italian cuisine is mainly on pastas, roasts and meat and Southern Italian cuisine on vegetables, pizza, pasta and seafood. You should not expect a big meal on Italy's breakfast, it only consist of cappuccino or coffee with a pastry or a piece of bread with jam. Lunch is the most important part of the day for most Italians that even shops closed for two hours to have a lunch break. Dinner is taken late in Italy. It is normal to see a crowded restaurant even at 10pm as it is the starting time of their dinner.

What to Eat?

     Risotto - Aroborio rice that has been sautéed and cooked with stock. The result is a very creamy and hearty dish. Depending on the recipe some adds meat, poultry, seafood, vegetables, and cheese.

     Arancini - Balls of rice with tomato sauce, eggs, and cheese that are cooked by deep frying. They are a southern Italian specialty, though are now quite common all over.

     Polenta - Yellow corn meal (yellow grits) that has been cooked with stock. It is normally served either creamy or roasted. It is a very common dish in northern mountains restaurants, usually eaten with deer or boar meat.

     Gelato - The Italian word for ice cream, that has a non-fruit flavor that is usually made only with milk. Gelato made with water and without dairy ingredients is also known as sorbetto. It's fresh as a sorbet, but tastier. There are many flavors, including coffee, chocolate, fruit, and tiramisù. When buying at a gelateria, you have the choice of having it served in a wafer cone or a tub; in northern Italy you'll pay for every single flavor "ball", and the panna (the milk cream) counts as a flavor; in Rome you can buy a small, medium, or a large wafer cone without limit of flavors, and the panna is free.

     Tiramis Italian cake - made with coffee, mascarpone, and ladyfingers (sometimes rum) with cocoa powder on the top. The name means "pick-me-up".

     Let us not forget that Italian wine has been exported all over the world. So, before going to Italy, do your assignments to learn about wines. Learn the mix and match of wines and dishes so that you will have the greatest vacation in Italy ever.

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Sunday, April 1, 2012

How to Have a Excellent Area Trip

     Do you remember when you were a kid, excitedly stepping onto a great big bus early in the morning, headed off to a field trip? Field trips mean new and exciting experiences for students, so they can leave long lasting impressions. It is the perfect time to make the subjects they are learning about come alive, and to show them just how fun learning about the world around them can really be. Here are a few tips on how to make your next field trip great.

Be Prepared

     Well before the exciting day arrives, do your research and write up a list of everything your students will need to do and know in order to arrive prepared. This list may include suggestions for proper attire, including weather appropriate clothing and footwear that will fit the planned activities, suggestions for lunches to pack, and what is OK to bring and what must be left at home. For example, some trips might be a good time for cameras, but for others, like museums that do not allow photography, cameras should be left at home. Depending on your destination, you may want to give a special talk about the right kind of behavior for the trip as well. Making it very clear what is expected of your students before you are out and about will help to ensure that the day goes smoothly.

Make It Memorable

     The best way to ensure that your field trip will really stick with your students is to have them truly engaged in the place that you are visiting. There are some destinations that will create this engagement naturally. For others, however, like a walk through a forest or other natural setting or a trip to an art museum, you may need to help them keep their focus. You know your students best, so plan for what you know will hold their interest. If they are mature and already interested in their destination, a simple worksheet might be enough. For a rowdier or more easily distracted crowd, consider something a bit more exciting, like a scavenger hunt.


     One last critical step that you need to remember is to secure a good source of transportation. When you are choosing a bus service, be sure to take the time to seek out a reliable company that you can trust to get you and your students where you need to be, comfortably. It can be difficult to feel quite as excited about a trip after you have just made a long, uncomfortable journey. By choosing a bus service that offers climate controlled buses, you can deliver your students to their educational destination feeling fresh and ready to learn.

     Tom Sambdman is Vice President of Samson Trailways. Samson Trailways has been the trusted leader in Atlanta motor coach transportation for nearly 30 years. No matter the size of your group, Samson Trailways delivers premium Atlanta charter bus transportation services offering top of the line motor coaches, buses, and minibuses. Learn more about Atlanta charter buses at http://www.samsontrailways.com.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Do Your The holidays are Purchasing in Bristol This Winter

     The largest city in the south west of England, Bristol is a lively, vibrant and quintessentially English city that's welcoming to every visitor. Famous for such sites as the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Avon Gorge, this city has so much to offer any holidaymaker all year round. However, once winter begins, and the days get colder and the nights draw in, this is when Bristol becomes more than just a city; this is when it becomes a prime shopping and relaxation destination for all visitors. And what better time to shop than at Christmas, when you need to buy lots of gifts for friends, relatives and even colleagues.

    While Bristol has been seen as a haven for holidaymakers for many years thanks to its many sights, attractions and burgeoning cultural scene, the area is also very well known for its abundance of high street and unique independent shops that make shopping in Bristol a very rich and fulfilling experience - especially during the festive season. The Bristol Shopping Quarter is conveniently placed in the heart of the city centre, and is home to over 500 stores, where Christmas shoppers can literally shop till they drop for the whole of December.

     If you like more independent, one of a kind and local shops that are specific to Bristol, then a few minutes walk from the Bristol Shopping Quarter are a number of shops just like this. Park Street and Clifton are well known for hosting an array of unusual, unique and luxurious shops and boutiques that can offer a shopper just about everything they could ever need. From maps, to chocolates, to designer clothing outlets to upmarket cosmetics and all-natural clothing, Christmas shopping in Bristol is a completely unique experience, and locations such as the trendy Christmas Steps Arts Quarter which dates back to the 1600s and lies in the centre of the city offer a completely traditional setting for great Christmas photographs.
When it comes to accommodation, Bristol's fine hotels offer visitors the chance to stay in world class chain hotels and leading boutique hotels in the centre or on the outskirts of the city. Bristol city hotels are very reasonably priced, and depending on your budget, they can offer either basic comfort, boutique surroundings or trademark Bristol opulence, depending on what you prefer.

     While many shoppers opt to travel to different places in the UK, Europe and the US to do their Christmas shopping, sometimes the smaller cities can offer the most opportunities for good bargains, perfect presents and the opportunity to escape the crowds, to go against the tides and have an adventure at the same time. So, this Christmas, why not book you and your friends train tickets down to Bristol and stay for a few night in one of the many Bristol city hotels available and experience Christmas shopping like never before with the ones that you love the most. And who knows, you might even buy a few gift for yourself whilst you're down there.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

How to Discover a Excellent Region of Wight Accommodation

     If you are on a tight budget, you will be happy to discover that the Isle of Wight does cater to visitors with tight purse strings. Budget does not have to mean low standards. In fact the Island offers some of the best low cost hotels in the entire country.

     Finding top quality Isle of Wight accommodation does not have to be a challenge. There are many different options available for visitors, from caravan sites and B&B's to luxury hotels and resorts. Whether you want peace and tranquility or be where the action is, you will not be disappointed.

     When planning a trip, you need to think about your own expectations and requirements. Make a list of what you would like from your visit as this will help you to narrow down the options. For example, would you want to have access to sandy beaches and other natural charms, or would you rather stay where there are bars and other nightlife.

     A decision that may have an impact on your choice of accommodation is your port of arrival. Local ferries can carry you from the mainland to five main entry points. These are Ryde, Sandown, Seaview, Ventnor, and Shanklin. In each of these different areas you can find a range of hotels and campsites. One option worth inquiring about is the possibility of choosing a package deal which includes board and a ferry ticket.

     If you are on a tight budget, you will be happy to discover that the Isle of Wight does cater to visitors with tight purse strings. Budget does not have to mean low standards, in fact the Island offers some of the best low cost hotels in the entire country. Most can provide visitors with more than just a room. Food, internet access, and recreation advice is usually on offer.

     Before you narrow down your options, it would be advisable to search online for independent reviews of particular establishments. Reading the feedback given by other visitors can help you to make the right decision. There are many websites that provide the opportunity for members of the public to post comments and ratings on the hotels they have stayed at.

    Another avenue worth exploring is to look for pictures of the hotels you are considering booking. This approach can help to ensure you are not left with any unwanted surprises upon arrival. Be wary of booking a stay in a hotel of which there is little or no information available online.

     Isle of Wight hotels are usually open year round. Whether you are after a summer break or a winter get-away, you should be able to find an establishment which matches your requirements perfectly. Make your trip a memorable one by researching a number of different hotels before arrival.

     Author of this article is associated with Mayfair Hotel, one of the leading budget Isle of White hotels.