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Finding A Good Hotel Near An Airport Mar 01

For many of us, finding a decent hotel near the airport can start the trip off right. Depending upon your intended ultimate destination, ‘decent’ will have a different meaning. If you intend to rent a car right away, your location options can be quite open. But if you will be arriving late at night, you just might want a place to ‘lay your head’ for the night.

If you are on a budget, that means getting a hotel with 24 hour pickup service just might be your main criteria. But no matter what you need for that first night, you do need a hotel reservation system like booking that makes the process simple!

Some of the top airports have their own dedicated pages: Aberdeen Airport, Abu Dhabi Airport, Ataturk Airport – European Side, Auckland Airport, Baltimore – Washington International Airport, Bandaranaike International Airport, Barcelona El Prat Airport, Birmingham Airport, Brisbane Airport, Bristol Airport, Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Calgary Airport, Changi Airport, Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Chek Lap Kok Airport, Chennai International Airport, Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Christchurch Airport, Cointrin Airport, Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Delhi International Airport, Denver International Airport, Detroit Metro Airport, Dubai Airport, Dublin Airport, Düsseldorf Airport, East Midlands Airport, Edinburgh Airport, Edmonton Airport, Eleftherios Venizelos Airport, Fiumicino Airport, Fort Lauderdale Hollywood Airport, Frankfurt Airport, George Bush Houston Airport, Glasgow Airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Honolulu Airport, John F. Kennedy International Airport, Kansas City International Airport, Kingsford Smith Airport, Kloten Airport, Kuala Lumpur International Airport, LaGuardia Airport, Lambert – St. Louis International Airport, Leeds Bradford Airport, Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Logan Airport, London City Airport, London Gatwick Airport, London Heathrow Airport, London Luton Airport, London Stansted Airport, Los Angeles International Airport, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Luis Munoz Marin International Airport, Madrid–Barajas Airport, Malpensa Airport, Manchester Airport, Manila International Airport, Marco Polo Airport, Miami International Airport, Midway International Airport, Mineta San Jose International Airport, Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, Montreal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, Munich Airport, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport, Newark Liberty International Airport, Newcastle Airport, Ngurah Rai Airport, O.R. Tambo International Airport, Orio Al Serio Airport, Orlando International Airport, Paris – Charles De Gaulle Airport, Pearson Airport, Perth Airport, Philadelphia International Airport, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, Pittsburgh International Airport, Port Columbus International Airport, Portland International Airport, Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Robert L. Stanfield Airport, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Sabiha Gokcen Airport – Asian Side, San Francisco International Airport, Schiphol Airport, Sea-Tac Airport, Soekarno Hatta Airport, Southwest Florida International Airport, Suvarnabhumi Airport, Tampa International Airport, Tokyo Haneda International Airport, Tokyo Narita International Airport, Tullamarine Airport, Vancouver Airport, Washington Dulles International Airport, Zaventem Airport,

There! Now doesn’t that make it so much easier!

Simalarily, you may also want to check out our list of the 99 most popular ‘places of interest‘ to travelers

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Whale Shark Watching in Philippines Feb 17

Whale Shark Watching in Philippines: Where to do it best

It can pass as the experience of a lifetime. Whale shark watching, no doubt makes a unique and unforgettable encounter.

With the Philippines being a top destination for its beaches and sea attractions, its marine life is of course, also plenteous. With preservation and conservation efforts being made, the country’s marine life is sure to positively thrive, thus attracting visitors from all over the world. With this in mind, various marine attractions, sea adventures and water sports in many parts of the country are being visited by locals and tourists every year.

Whale Shark Watching in Philippines: Where to do it best

Among those is whale shark watching which visitors can experience either in Brgy. Tan-awan in Oslob, Cebu, or in Donsol Sorsogon. But there have been various discussions as to which of the two, is the best place for whale shark (also known as butanding) watching. We cannot settle the score but to give you an idea, here’s a glimpse of what each butanding watching destination has in store for you. We’ll let you decide.

Whale sharks, locally known as butanding, are the world’s largest plankton-feeding fish. They can grow up to 13 meters in length and can weigh up to 40 tons.

Whale Shark Watching in Donsol, Sorsogon

Donsol, Sorsogon is considered to be the whale sharks’ home for the past decade. Donsol, the butanding capital of the Philippines is also arguably home to the largest school of whale sharks in the world. However, in the late 1990s, a large number of them were captured. After three years of irregular presence, these gentle giants are coming back to the area, this according to an article published in Sorsogon City’s website.

The whale sharks in Donsol Bay are protected and at certain times, interacting with them is limited to snorkelling. During peak season (February – April), it’s possible to see over 5 whale sharks in a day. Although rare, some people can see up to 20.

Donsol tourism offers whale watching packages where you go out with your guide on a small boat. Local boatmen also serve as your spotters, once they see a butanding, they will position the boat and you jump in the water to swim alongside the whale shark. Of course you will have to put on necessary gears such as snorkels, fins, and a mask.

Whale Shark Watching in Oslob, Cebu

Whale Shark tourism in Cebu started out in September 2011. Merely 2 months later after it hit the news, tourists started to flock to Oslob to experience a close encounter with the whale sharks, or tuki as the locals calls them.

Oslob whale shark watching offers tourists the chance to swim, snorkel, or dive with the tuki. Feeding them though, remains an ongoing discussion. Local fishermen who are grateful for the booming tourism (apparently, guiding tourist to sight-see whale sharks provides a better source of income compared to fishing) in the area, continues to feed the whale sharks with zooplankton which is believed to be the reason why these gentle giants remain at the site. Before the interaction, visitors are briefed on the dos and don’ts of whale shark watching and are highly advised to observe the policies set.

Conservationists remind Oslob that whale sharks are migratory specie and will leave the area to fulfil certain aspects of their life cycle (i.e. reproduction).

This post is written by Edgar M, internet marketing consultant of Dive Point Alcoy – diving center in Cebu.

Things To Do In Las Vegas Jan 23

 Las Vegas is my favorite USA destination because of all the beautiful destination themed hotel properties. For me, gambling is just an incidental issue to the worldwide ambiance of Venice, Egypt and other intriguing photo opps.

Other people gravitate to Vegas because of the shows, shopping and dining.

But my actual preferred method of viewing and researching travel destinations is a desktop computer. I don’t even normally use a laptop, unless I plug it into a regular keyboard and monitor. But that does not stop me from using a great travel apps opportunity like Instagram. With the very simple uploading and editing features I just love it for travel photos.

My first project is to upload a lot of my Las Vegas photos.  As a non-gambler, I love Vegas for it’s beauty. It is the incredible backdrop of famous landmarks recreated in faux form that I enjoy the most. Just walking around is a treat for me.

How To Save On Shows

Now you can actually save on shows just by clicking. There is no need to ‘slip the maitre d’ a twenty to get preferential treatment and great seats. Choose from great saving options like Ticket Specials, Dinner & Ticket Specials, Free Seat Upgrades, VIP Ticket Specials and Early Booking Deals. These show specials are not available at any of those national travel reservation systems.

Las Vegas attracts the best new and established acts that you will find anywhere in the world. You can see and save on the Blue Man Group, Celine Dion, Bill Cosby, a BeatleShow, Absinthe, Andrew Dice Clay, Santana, Bill Engvall, Brad Garrett’s Comedy Club, Carlos Mencia, Country Superstars, Crazy Girls, Eddie Griffin, Fantasy and even David Copperfield.

 Hotels Are A Bargain

The prices for  Las Vegas hotels are an absolute bargain. They are of the highest quality that you will be able to find anywhere. Gaming still does keep prices very reasonable. The room and venue amenities include everything that you cold ever want from a hotel resort.

Area Activities

If you can tear yourself away from the great entertainment and gaming in Vegas and you will be rewarded with other awesome natural and man made attractions. These include Air tours, Helicopter tours, Balloon Tours, Day Trips & Excursions like Grand Canyon All American Helicopter Tour, Grand Canyon South Rim Bus Tour, Hoover Dam Day Trip, Grand Canyon West Rim Tour by Airplane, Las Vegas Strip Night Flight by Helicopter, Ultimate 3-in-1 Grand Canyon Tours and a wild Las Vegas Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Ride to name just a few.

Super Map

We also found the best Vegas map site with complete selectability for Accommodations, Attractions & Activities, Casino, Convention Facility, Restaurants, Rv Parks And Campgrounds, Shopping, Sightseeing And Tours, Specialty Dining, Sports & Recreation, Transportation and Weddings provided by the Vistors Bureau.


We have also made a free ‘Las Vegas Shows Android App‘ which you can use anywhere to browse and book area entertainment.

Plus, we put together a free ‘Las Vegas Travel Android App‘ that gives you access to mobile friendly travel reservations site in order to shop for and book flights, hotels and autos. In addition, we also have a free general ‘A Ways Travel Android App‘ with more activities and travel reservations options for more general travel.

For savings on shows, hotels and all entertainment Las Vegas still has no equal!


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Things To Do Worldwide Jan 22
Things to do in Paris France

Paris Tours

Why not start our post ‘Things To Do Worldwide’ with our favorite city – Paris France. You can check out the ‘Top 10 Insider’s Picks’ like a Versailles by Bike Day Tour, Moulin Rouge Show, Private Paris Tour, Eiffel Tower Skip the Line Tickets, Paris to Bruges Day Trip, a Baguette & Croissant Workshop as well as other interesting activities.

We were so impressed we also made a free ‘Paris Tour Android App‘ that you can take on the road with you.

You also get photos, reviews, tips and tour prices for all the great ‘must sees’ attractions like Paradis Latin, Giverny, Catacombs, Palace of Versailles, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre, Disneyland Paris, River Seine, Montmartre, Avenue des Champs-Elysées, Musée d’Orsay, Basilique du Sacré-Coeur, Lido de Paris and hundreds of others!

Are you ready to go? There is so much to do and see with so little time.

One of my favorite places that I visited was Thailand. I had it near the top of my ‘must see places’ and I jumped at the chance to visit it when the opportunity arose. I would go back there any day!

It is also my first choice for my ‘travel vacation‘ instagram  profile. With their new ability to upload 15 second videos, I will be taking a lot more of those on my next trip !

The two top spots to visit are of course Bangkok and Phuket. While I did not get a chance to go to Phuket, I did get to venture out and around the Bangkok area to see a lot of the sites. Bangkok is a great place to visit and I enjoyed every day of it!

For Further Research: Things to do in Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai & Chiang Rai, Koh Samui, Krabi and Pattaya


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For city tours with preplanned packaged services you can browse though our lists of more than 4,000 tours worldwide including hundreds in the USA as well as international tours from Antigua and Barbuda to Israel and Italy to the Virgin Islands. We also invite you to explore the most popular spots in the Las Vegas area with the awe inspiring Grand Canyon side trips or day trips to Hoover Dam, Red Rock and beyond.

Get a great vacation package for you to wonderful Thailand and experience the trip of a lifetime to Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and other exotic locations. You can save time, money and planning hassles by purchasing a pre-packaged tour. Why not get started now? Explore our site for your perfect trip. 

Varied itinerary includes Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Sukhothai, the Golden Triangle, Laos, the Hall of Opium, Chiang Mai, an Elephant Camp, a Night Market and other interesting experiences of Thailand. Remember your camera, and you too will have fascinating photos of your trip that you can share and talk about for years to come.