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Extended Vacationing in Toronto

By: mandy | Date: January 23, 2012 | Categories: Home & Garden

When one lives in a city, one either owns a house or an apartment, or they rent. But what about when on vacation. If traveling for an extended period of time, it makes sense in many instances to find an
apartment rental site to work with. They will have listings of possible apartments for rent or for sublet for the amount of time in which you are staying in the city. This is great if you plan an extended stay, and you really are looking to get to know a city. Such is true when touring historical sites in various North American towns. Many of them contain so many sites, that to visit for just a short amount of time is really a shame.

This is the case for the Canadian city of Toronto. There is a variety of sites …

Loss of Theatre and the Economic Effects on Tourism

By: mandy | Date: October 23, 2011 | Categories: Business Travel News

One of the most tragic fallout effects of troubled economies is the devastation it wreaks on the arts of any culture. This is true for cities across the United States and while the residents of each urban center are dealing with it on an ongoing basis, many people who are traveling arrive and find much of their plans to have dissolved without their awareness. Phoenix, Arizona is one example of a popular tourist destination as well as a standard winter visitor location for people from all across the nation. Major cultural institutions are threatened with extinction due to their lack of financial assistance from grants and major corporations, let alone the dried up funds of many private contributors. The latest potential loss is with one of the city’s great professional theatre companies, Actors Theatre (formerly Actors Theatre of Phoenix).

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The Taj West End is Other Wonder of India

By: mandy | Date: August 28, 2011 | Categories: Business Travel News

Bangalore is one the largest cities in India and is regarded as one of the world’s largest high tech hubs, so it’s only natural that Bangalore is also home to some of the most luxurious hotel’s in the world as well.

Speaking of luxurious hotels, the Taj West End is without a doubt one of the best hotels that a person can hope to stay in. The word “Taj” refers to a crown in Indian culture and the Taj West End is definitely one of the crown jewels of Bangalore.  The Taj is conveniently located next to some of the leading technical firms like Marlabs, Mindtree, and IBM.

The Taj Mahal itself is widely regarded as one of the seven wonders of the world; in fact, many people regard it as one of as one of the most spectacular …

Chicago, Industry and Technology

By: mandy | Date: August 2, 2011 | Categories: Business Travel News

Chicago is the 3rd largest city in the United States and the largest in the state of Illinois.  It sits on the western shore of Lake Michigan – one of the largest lakes in the world.  2.7 million people call the city home and it is a melting pot of different races and cultures.  The city leadership is focused on economic, social and environmental sustenance.

Chicago has not been around a long time, it was founded in 1833.  But during that time it has seen massive growth and development into and business, finance and industrial center.  It is currently listed in the top ten for the world’s richest cities.  At the center of this growth is O’Hare International Airport which is the second busiest airport in the world and along with rail, road and shipping part makes Chicago …

Exploring Canada: An affordable and adventurous family vacation

By: mandy | Date: July 20, 2011 | Categories: Travel

From tip to tip Canada has so much to offer when it comes to vacationing that it’s almost impossible to take it all in. Regardless of the kind of vacation you are looking for, Canada has it. If you are looking for an urban adventure you can hit Toronto or Montreal and live it up. Or you can take to the open road and enjoy the scenic views of the East Coast or the wheat fields of the Prairies.

Bright lights, big city
Canada’s cities offer you the best in entertainment, dining and nightlife. They’re also filled with museums and loaded with history. You can visit the country’s capital, Ottawa, and take in parliament. Or maybe Toronto, with its hot nightlife, amazing shopping and theatre is more up your alley. Or you can hit Old Quebec for a romantic getaway.…

The Saugerties Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast

By: mandy | Date: June 24, 2011 | Categories: Travel

Saugerties Lighthouse
There are all sorts of unique hotels in the world; some are floating oases, others are refitted jumbo jets, and then there are some hotels that look like they came right out of a Stephen King novel like the Saugerties Hotel. The Saugerties Lighthouse Hotel looks like a great place on the outside and is actually pretty quaint on the inside too, but it all just seems too nice. A little too perfect. The Saugerties Lighthouse, built in 1869, is actually a small bed and breakfast (B&B) located in New York only about a half hour drive north of Albany. The Saugerties B&B has two second floor bedrooms, one facing East and the other facing West. Breakfast is provided for guests that stay overnight but you’re own your own for the other meals. Though it said that the local restaurants …

Holiday Car Hire Top Tips

By: mandy | Date: June 15, 2011 | Categories: Automotive, Travel

The type of rental car you choose during a holiday can enhance or spoil your holiday memories. Especially if your trip is going to cover vast distances, comfort is of utmost importance. Other factors you will have to consider are the amount of passengers, luggage and terrain.

Distance and Comfort

Short distances can really be traveled in any car but if you are in for the long haul, it will be to your advantage to get a car with comfortable seats. Doing 600 miles in one day can tax the back and backside if seats are not comfortable. If you are going to be the only driver and travel vast distances, also seriously consider getting a vehicle with cruise control.

Reliable Car and Rental Service

If you are on holiday for, let`s say a month, you would need a reliable …

Adventure in Australia

By: mandy | Date: June 3, 2011 | Categories: Arts & Culture, Entertainment, Travel

Sydney has so much to offer, whether it be the beautiful beaches, the amazing site seeing, the opera house or the aquarium. If you have never been there before, you will want to book your trip to Sydney, Australia now.

While in Sydney there will be plenty to go see and do, but there are a few things that you will definitely not want to miss out on.

A tour of Sydney is well worth the money; Sydney has a fascinating colonial past and was originally where Great Britain sent its criminals. Although that sounds a bit daunting, the history of Sydney is extremely unique and the city is full of beauty. The tour will also show you all the best parts of Sydney, including beaches, points of interest, and restaurants.

If you are the adventurous type, the Bridge Climb …

Vacation in the Canadian Rockies

By: mandy | Date: May 31, 2011 | Categories: North America

Trying to plan a vacation on a budget can be frustrating. If you have dreamed for years of visiting far off places and foreign countries, the current state of the economy is probably preventing you from taking off to Africa or Asia or South America. Relax. You do no’t need to settle for yet another trip to California or Los Angeles. You can get your foreign travel without leaving the continent — just head to Canada.

Canadian Rockies vacations are perfect for anyone who loves the great outdoors. There are stunning mountain views, pristine forests, abundant wildlife and sparkling glacier-fed lakes. While much of the range will seem familiar to those who have spent time in the American Rockies, parts of the Canadian range evoke the Alpine slopes of Europe. This only serves to emphasize the fact that you are …

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The Fitzpatrick Grand Central Hotel in New York

By: mandy | Date: May 25, 2011 | Categories: Travel

It’s been a long day, Alex thought to himself. The train from New Haven, Connecticut was peaceful enough, but he was tried nonetheless. Alex’s train had just arrived at the Grand Central Terminal in New York; today Alex was in town on business. It was extremely urgent business too—the kind that forces a person to board the last train leaving New Haven immediately without making hotel reservations. So here he was in New York feeling exhausted and without any place to stay yet. Alex wasn’t sure yet which hotel he would stay in, but he knew it would be a nice one, he deserved that much. Alex was the only one in the office with the patience and flexibility to cooperate with these urgent requests. Even though his trip was unexpected, Alex still had his phone with him, which …