Sunday, December 30, 2007

Visiting beautiful Paris

Paris is a city which one would associate with romanticism and great classical architecture. Before you visit the City of Lights as it is commonly known as, take some time to educate yourself on the interesting places and locations that you should not miss when you are there before you book your accommodation in Paris Hotels. The L'Arc de Triomphe is a place you should visit on your tour of the city. Built in honor of the French Army and unveiled in 1836, the top of the Arc de Triomphe offers a grand panoramic view. The Eiffel Tower which needs no introduction, is an architectural wonder and a jewel by night. Commissioned in 1887 for the World Fair, it stands as one of the world's most visited and widely recognized attractions. Once there, you'll be rewarded with a spectacular view of the city. Then there is the Centre Georges Pompidou, which is home to the National Museum of Modern Art/Center of Industrial Design. Exhibition galleries, a public information library and a cinema, as well as a concert hall and a research institute for contemporary music, are all housed here. The complex draws an amazing 23,000 visitors every day.

The Louvre is another place you should not miss. Once a medieval fortress and palace to the kings of France, the Louvre today is home to the famous Mona Lisa, as well as a world-class collection of other paintings, drawings, jewels and sculptures. Unless you're a die-hard art aficionado, a one-and-half-hour guided tour of the Louvre may be the best way to ensure you don't miss any of the prominent treasures at one of the most beloved museums in the world. The Notre Dame cathedral, built 900 years ago, is one of the most beautiful cathedrals ever built. It has inspired poetry, deep faith and legends. To get a view of the famous flying buttresses (i.e. the supporting arms that stick out of the side of the building), climb the 387 stairs to the top. The views of the Seine River, and the city beyond, are what postcards are made of. Take time also to explore the inside of basilica, which was completed from the late 12th century to the mid-13th and has a beauty all on its own.

Before you embark on your magical visit of the city, make sure you have all the information you need on a suitable accommodation. You may want to check on Paris Hotels for information on the best places to stay. For tourists from Spain and Dutch tourists, you may check Paris Hotels. But no matter where you plan to stay in the end, be sure to make your visit a memorable and exciting one.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Visiting New Zealand

If you are looking for a great deal on accommodation in New Zealand, you can visit this site. It can assist you and give you plenty of options on all kind of hotels like in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington, to name a few, if you happen to be checking on the details of these respective hotels.

These hotels also offer last minute and year round discount accommodation throughout the country. If you visit New Zealand, don’t miss the chance to explore three large world heritage sites namely, Tongariro National Park, Te Wahipounamu and the Subantarctic Islands. These sites are places that UNESCO has recognised as having outstanding natural or cultural value for everyone.

Don’t forget to visit hotels in New Zealand now for more information and to be sure to get the right accommodation you like, you have to book for your hotels in advance.
Photo: (top) Mt. Aspiring, Glendhu, South Islands, (bottom) Tongariro National Park.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Ever thought of getting a Vacation Rental for your next Holiday?

When I travel with the family, we more often than not would be staying in the most affordable hotels with the best possible scenery from the 10th floor or something like that. Or a resort of some sort which offers almost everything that you can swipe your credit card with, and some more.

While planning for my short December trip this year, I came across some information on places around the world which offer vacation rentals, i.e. an entire residential that you can rent out for the duration of your holiday. These vacation homes are somewhat affordable and not any more expensive or luxurious than the resort rooms and 4 or 5 star hotels that you'd be normally paying for.

Vacation rentals offer many advantages when compared to renting hotel rooms or resorts. They offer more room, flexibility, amenities, freedom and privacy than a standard hotel room or resort often for less money. The typical vacation rental or beach house offers far more space than a resort or hotel room. A hotel room or resort is often limited to a single room or at most a single separate bedroom and some guests are relegated to sleeping on hide a beds or pull out couches. You would also get more amenities than standard hotel rooms. Vacation rentals will typically offer TVs, VCRs, DVDs and Stereos. They also offer fully equipped kitchens, large spacious bathrooms, and laundry facilities. Many also offer private pools, game rooms, spas and much more!

Privacy is one of the main reasons for the popularity of vacation rentals. Vacation rentals provide your own sanctuary away from crowds. And of course, there is no comparison between a vacation rental and hotel or resort in terms of price. Vacation rentals often offer more space for less money, more freedom, more flexibility, more amenities, and much more privacy for your money. On top of that, the savings provided by kitchen facilities, refrigerators, etc. save significant amounts of money when compared to the price of eating in restaurants every meal of your trip.

Some of the places around the world that I found out which offer very nice, affordable vacation homes are the Cabo San Lucas villa rentals and also the Costa Rica vacation rentals.

So, when planning for your next big holiday trip, be sure to consider getting yourself a vacation rental for more privacy, value for money and lots and lots of spaces for the family.