Vacations


10
Nov 05

Green Card Lottery

Green Card Lottery

An easy way to obtain a Green Card (United States Permanent Resident Card) is by applying for the Green Card Lottery. The Green Card Lottery has sent more than 50,000 immigrants to the U.S. in the past five years.

The Green Card Lottery is an annual program that makes makes permanent residence visas available to people who meet certain entry requirements. Once you apply for the Green Card Lottery, you have an equal chance of being chosen by a computer-generated random lottery drawing.

You can apply for the Green Card Lottery online via a service provider who will help you complete the forms correctly, and submit them in time for the next lottery drawing.


26
Oct 05

Backpackers Insurance

Backpackers Insurance

Backpacking (also tramping or trekking in some countries) is the complete combination of hiking and camping.

People are drawn to backpacking primarily for recreation, to explore places that they consider beautiful and fascinating. The main advantage of backpacking over day hiking is that it allows the hiker to see remote areas, almost entirely devoid of people or their effects, that are otherwise inaccessible.

Backpackers face many risks which add to the danger and excitement of a trip. These can include adverse weather, difficult terrain, treacherous river crossings, and hungry animals. Illnesses run the gamut from simple dehydration to heat exhaustion, hypothermia, altitude sickness, and physical injury. The remoteness of backpacking locations exacerbates any mishap.

To protect yourself, it’s important to have a backpackers insurance policy. Many backpackers insurance policies can be purchased online easily, and with substantial discounts.


26
Oct 05

Hiking Vacations

Hiking Vacations

Hiking is a form of walking, undertaken with the specific purpose of exploring and enjoying the scenery. It usually takes place on trails in areas of relatively unspoiled wilderness.

Off-trail hiking is often called ‘bushwalking’, ‘bushwhacking’ or ‘bush-bashing’. Overnight hiking is more specifically called ‘backpacking’.

Hiking Vacations are a form of adventure tourism. Hiking is one of the fundamental outdoor activities on which many others are based. Hiking is the only way to reach many beautiful places overland.

Enthusiasts regard hiking as the best way to see nature. It is seen as better than a tour in a vehicle of any kind (or on an animal; see horseback riding) because the hiker’s senses are not intruded upon by distractions such as windows, engine noise, airborne dust in large quantities, and fellow passengers. It has an advantage over standing in one place because the hiker may cover a wide area.


26
Oct 05

Marbella Accommodation

Marbella Accommodation

A city in Andalusia, Spain, by the Mediterranean, situated in between Málaga and Gibraltar, beneath the Sierra Blanca. In 2000 the city had 98,823 inhabitants, in 2004, 116,234.

Marbella is one of the most important beach resorts of the Costa del Sol, and a large part of the year it is very sunny here. Very many hotels and tourist apartments have been built in the area of Marbella, and especially wealthy tourists spend their holidays here.

For people who like water sports, Golf and other sports, Marbella has excellent facilities.

It is easy to reach other places, like Malaga and Algeciras, by bus. There is a bus line along the coast. The airport of Malaga is easy to reach by bus as well.


24
Oct 05

Hotels In Cancun

Hotels In Cancun

In Cancún there are about 140 hotels with 24,000 rooms and 380 restaurants. Four million visitors arrive each year in an average of 190 flights daily.

The hotel zone is one of the most exclusive internationally, with upmarket restaurants, bars, and the like which have catered for quite a number of the rich and famous. The hotel zone tends to be rather expensive as it is aimed at visitors and relies on the all inclusive hotels to keep them all in this area allowing prices to soar.

Downtown is home to less expensive hotels and places to to shop like Walmart, Comercial Mexicana and Soriana, not to mention several flea markets like the one in the hotel zone.


23
Oct 05

Motels

Motels

The motel (aka the MOtor hoTEL) is a single building of connected rooms whose doors face a parking lot and/or common area, and their creation was driven by increased driving distances on the United States highway system that allowed easy cross-country travel.

Typically one would find an ‘I’ or ‘L’ or ‘U’ shaped structure that included rooms, an attached manager’s office, and perhaps a small diner.

Motels differ from hotels in their emphasis on largely anonymous interactions between owners and occupants, their location along highways (as opposed to urban cores), and their orientation to the outside (in contrast to hotels whose doors typically face an interior.

Nowadays you can book a motel room online, or pay by cash, if you prefer.


23
Oct 05

Tours of the Grand Canyon

Tours of The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is a colorful, steep-sided gorge, carved by the Colorado River, in northern Arizona. The canyon is one of the seven natural wonders of the world and is largely contained in the Grand Canyon National Park — one of the first national parks in the United States.

Aside from casual sightseeing from the South Rim (averaging 7000 feet/2134 m above sea level), whitewater rafting and hiking are especially popular. The floor of the valley is accessible by hiking, muleback, or by boat or raft from upriver.

Hiking down to the river and back up to the rim in one day is highly discouraged by park officials, due to the distance, effort required, and danger of heat exhaustion from the much higher temperatures at the bottom.

Organised tours of the Grand Canyon are available widely on the internet. Some providers even allow you to tailor-make your tour to suit your needs.


23
Oct 05

Buckhead Atlanta

Buckhead

Buckhead (sometimes Buckhead Village) is a community, comprised of several neighborhoods, forming roughly the northern one-fifth of Atlanta, Georgia.

Buckhead is one of Atlanta’s most important business districts, with nearly as many skyscrapers as downtown or Midtown, and includes Atlanta’s wealthiest neighborhoods, with the Georgia Governor’s Mansion and a part-time residence of Elton John.

Buckhead is also an entertainment and shopping center, including Lenox Square Mall, Phipps Plaza, and many bars, nightclubs, and restaurants.


23
Oct 05

Marine White Water Rafting

Marine White Water Rafting

Whitewater rafting can be a dangerous activity if the proper precautions are not taken. Below is a generally accepted classification system used to classify rivers for rafting and boating difficulty:

* Class I – Easy. Fast moving water with riffles and small waves.
* Class II – Novice. Straightforward rapids with wide, clear channels.
* Class III – Intermediate. Strong eddies and current, requiring skilled maneuvering.
* Class IV – Advanced. Powerful but predictable rapids requiring precise boat handling in turbulent water.
* Class V – Expert. Long, obstructed, or violent rapids which expose paddlers to a high degree of danger, requiring expertise and reliable equipment for safe passage.
* Class VI – Unrunnable. Likelihood of death, or destruction of equipment in attempting class 6 runs.

As expertise increases, and equipment becomes more durable, or reliable, what was once considered class 6 becomes class “5 plus”, and eventually class five. The Grand Canyon has swallowed whole expeditions, leaving only fragments of boats, yet it is now run by commercial outfitters hundreds of times each year, with relatively untrained passengers.


22
Oct 05

Extended Stay

Extended Stay Hotel

Extended stay hotels are a type of lodging with features unavailable at standard hotels. These features are intended to provide more home-like amenities. There are currently 27 extended stay chains in North America with at least 7 hotels, representing over 2,000 properties.

These hotels all have self-serve laundry facilities and offer discounts for extended stays, beginning at 5 or 7 days. They also have guestrooms (or “suites”) with kitchens. The kitchens include at a minimum: a sink, a refrigerator (usually full size), a microwave oven, and a stovetop. Some kitchens also have dishwashers and conventional ovens.

Extended stay hotels are popular with business travelers on extended assignments, families in the midst of a relocation, and anyone else in need of temporary housing. Extended stay hotels are also used by travelers who appreciate the larger space a typical suite provides.

There is substantial variation among extended stay hotels with respect to quality and the amenities that are available. Some of the economy chains attract clientele who use the hotels as semi-permanent lodging.