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Yelp

Yelp App Review for Travelers Developed by Yelp Yelp is a famous app available for smartphones including Apple, Android and Windows phones. If you are looking for useful travel apps, Yelp is a must pick. Here is the Yelp app review as a travel app. Yelp android app works like a travel attendant for you wherever in the world you go. Yelp free app comes with a huge database of restaurants, hotels, shops, markets as well as local businesses at different locations of the world. Yelp not only provides the basic details about a business but also users reviews and recommendations about a particular local business at a particular place.     It helps you locate nearby business easily and in a very simple way. Simply select your desired business category or type your desired search words and let Yelp do its work. With the help GPS system of your device, it will come up with the best possible suggestions for you. Yelp uses suggestions of other Yelpers’, their reviews and ratings.   “Yelp helps you locate hotels, restaurants, hospitals and shops around wherever you are!”   Find hotels, restaurants, shops or hospitals at strange places.. When you are miles away from home, lodged in a strange city and your stomach asks you for a spicy pizza (or whatever), Yelp would help you in locating nearest pizza shops around with ratings and recommendations. Or if you are not feeling well, you must visit a clinic, a hospital for some emergency, again Yelp would help. Beyond these examples, there would be many reasons you would need Yelp in order to search certain local businesses at certain places. If you are a traveling a trip, in or outside your country, you must install Yelp, it will accompany you like a guide. You don’t know about a city, a town but Yelp does. Make benefit of this free travel app especially when you are on the go for a trip.  ...

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Planning Your First Trip to Hawaii

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If you are planning your first trip to Hawaii, you are likely  to start your trip from Honolulu International Airport that is on Oahu. This is Hawaii’s main air terminal, serving as the entrance point for a large portion of Hawaii’s guests. All real local transporters and numerous worldwide bearers serve Oahu, so you can get here from pretty much anyplace. There are many private jets that can take you to all the neighboring islands like Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii big island, yet generally, you may need to first come to Oahu to get to the neighbor islands including Lanai and Molokai. You can Visit the notable points of interest of Hawaii and research the rich society of the islands, learn how to surf, or snorkel. Investigate about Hawaii six novel islands and you are certain that your first outing to Hawaii won’t be your last. Talk about anything and you have it in Hawaii from exercise to shopping you name it and you have it. Where is Hawaii: Hawaii, a place that is known to be as clear as an ocean, and for its sun kissed shorelines secured with perfect white sands, is arranged on an archipelago in the focal locale of the Pacific Ocean. It is placed on the southwest district of the landmass of North America. The area of Hawaii is on the southeastern side of Japan, and the north eastern side of Australia. Interestingly, Hawaii is few of that places that is not found on the territory. Hawaii is famous for a lot of the things, it is known as the coffee producing region, also known to be the historical god of other areas. Best time to visit Hawaii: If you ask me when is the best time to go to Hawaii I’ll say anytime of the year can be the best month to visit Hawaii because this place is worth coming to in any of your vacations. For people who are thinking that they want a luxurious trip yet not much expensive should visit Hawaii in off seasons and that is during winters. I am calling it off season because a little less number of people plan their holidays during winters so the fares for flights are cheap, you will get a lavish hotel in low rates. One drawback for those who are not much rain lovers is, during winters there are many short as well as long rain showers after periodic intervals, But these rain showers won’t be a trouble; trust me. If you are going during summers than you must make yourself prepare yourself in a way that you already book the flights, hotels, car rental in advance if not then you may have to get in line as this is the peak season for people to come here.     Facilities in Hawaii: As Hawaii is the most loved and visited vacation spot it has a lot of facilities for its tourists so they have to face no trouble if they are coming here to spend quality time with their families. In all parts of its Islands either it’s less visited or is among the most famous one. It has facilities like clinics, location meter, banks, bus services, administration, car rentals etc. These facilities are provided to the visitors to make...

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QZ8501 Missing AirAsia Plane – Search Work Continues

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QZ8501 Missing AirAsia Plane – Search Work Continues

Tuesday December 30 Update: A couple of Indonesian Television channels are putting the images of plane debris live. Emergency slide can be seen floating in the sea in the corresponding images. According to AFP, some items of plane are seen in Java sea which look like an emergency slide and plane door. AFP breaks this one behalf of Agus Dwi Putranto, an Indonesian Air Force official.   QZ8501 – AirAsia Plane Still Missing Misfortune to another Southeastern plane (Flight QZ8501) in 2014. This time an AirAsia airplane, with 162 passengers onboard including 7 staff members and 17 children, found missing after 42 minutes of flight. Passengers onboard belong to several countries including Indonesia, England and France. Plane took off from Surabaya, coastal city of Indonesia for Singapore.     According to AirAsia, flight QZ8501 was swerved away from its due path because of bad weather conditions. AirAsia added on Facebook that at 7:24 am local Indonesian Time (42 minutes later its take off), plane lost the contact with Control Tower at Jakarta. QZ8501 was supposed to land Singapore after one hour. AirAsia QZ8501 Missing Details: As per the details, an airplane (Flight QZ8501) of a private Malaysian Airline – AirAsia – went missing during its flight from Indonesia to Singapore. Plane was flying over the sea at the time it lost the contact with Jakarta Air Traffic Control. A senior official of Indonesian Transport Ministry Hadi Mustofa tells media that a flight QZ8501 flew from Surabaya, Indonesia to land at Singapore. It had to reach Singapore at 8:30 am but at 6:17 am, after 42 minutes of the take off, it found missing. Passenger plane was flying on the unusual route due to weather conditions. It was also instructed to fly higher to prevent the clouds. Aircraft was A320-200 Airbus have registration number PK-AXC. There were 155 passengers including 16 children and 7 members of plane staff. 149 of the passengers were from Indonesia, 3 belonged to South Korea, and one from Britain, Singapore and Malaysia each while the pilot was from France.     Most of the travelers were tourists going to Singapore for tourism. According to a British News Agency, American President Barack Obama was briefed about the incident at Honolulu. According the News Channel, the search continued whole day however at night it was stopped due to bad light and weather. Hadi Mustofa told: “We ended at 1730 because it was getting dark. The weather was also not too good as it was getting really cloudy.” “Tomorrow we will begin at 7 am, or even earlier than that if the weather is good,” he added – @AFP AirAsia Indonesia is an associate of AirAsia, which is headquartered in Malaysia. The safety record of AirAsia is believed to be the safest with no deadly accidents caused by their planes. Overall, the air safety history of Indonesia is deemed very poor due to several mishaps took place earlier. Many of Indonesia’s carriers have been banned by European Union....

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Travel Alert for Serbia – February 01, 2014

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Travel Alert for Serbia – February 01, 2014

Everyone is himself responsible for his traveling to any country, He is also responsible for personal safety in any country he visits. This Travel Advice is purposed at providing latest information in order to let you take appropriate decisions for your safety. Areas bordering Kosovo You should be taking high caution for visiting the areas adjacent to Kosovo because of the political intense situation and expected unrest in the areas. Crime Probability of occurrence of street crime is similar to other regions in Europe especially in urban areas. Pickpocketing may happen at public places like public transport stops, airports and theaters. Foreign visitors are the main target of thieves. Car thieves try to target luxury four-wheel vehicles more than other ordinary model cars. Take necessary steps to ensure the safety of your own self and your belongings. Close the windows and lock the doors while driving. Demonstrations Demonstrations, protests and roadblocks take place usually and possibly go violent abruptly, particularly in surroundings of government offices and embassies. Avoid your passage through or near the demonstrations, avoid large gatherings and packed passages, observe the advice of local and international authorities and keep yourself up to date with local and international news.  ...

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Top Tourist Attractions and Places to Visit in Venezuela

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Top Tourist Attractions and Places to Visit in Venezuela

Planning a South American Trip? Here are some awesome tourist points to visit in Venezuela. Venezuela is a country which is somewhat under-explored and under-visited by tourists. Situated on the North coast of South America, this country boasts a wide range of geographical formations and species of animals due to its nature as one of the most bio diverse countries on the globe. Though media coverage of this beautiful country has been drowned with stories of political problems, Venezuela has a lot of tourist attractions and must-see places. This post will discuss the top tourist points and places to visit in Venezuela. Angel Falls/Salto Angel Located at: Auyantepui, Canaima National Park, Bolívar State, Venezuela Standing as one of the world’s tallest waterfall, Angel Falls or Salto Angel is its traditional name, is a must see for any visitor. It is 979 m or 3,212 feet high drops at Auyantepui Mountain in Canaima National Park in Gran Sabana in Bolivar. Angel Falls is one of the biggest tourist attractions in Venezuela. Over ten times bigger than Niagara Falls, the view of Angel Falls in Canaima National Park is breathtakingly beautiful. The journey may seem long- as there is no road access you have to take a plane then a boat ride to reach the falls but the wait is worth it, and most tourists stay overnight in the campsites right by Devils Canyon (the base of the falls).     Moulin Rouge No not the infamous Paris showplace, this Moulin Rouge is a highly popular concert venue in the capital Caracas. The venue plays host to artists from all over the world; the two huge rooms hold live rock bands in one and house, techno DJs in the other and open until 5:30 am this is one of the hotspots for nightlife. Sierra Nevada National Park Located: Near Merida City, Venezuela For the active of those, this is the best place to head to for challenging hiking trails with spectacular views from the height of the Sierra Nevada mountain range. Sierra Nevada National Park boasts the highest points in Venezuela, terrain is rocky and not for the unfit but take a trek up Pico Bolivar (the highest peak) and be rewarded with views of the region which few set eyes on. Antonio Herrera Gutierrez Stadium Located: Barquisimeto, Venezuela This huge stadium is mainly used for baseball matches, home to the local team Cardenales de Lara. This is a great destination for sports fans, you will always be treated to an entertaining game and on breaks the stadium even has dances and firework displays. See games between October and December. Mercado Principal Market/Mercado Principal de Merida Located at: Av. Las Américas con Viaducto Miranda, pasos arriba del CICPC., Merida 5101, Venezuela Mercado Market is one of the biggest and best markets in Venezuela and the place to head to for shopping if you’re in the city of Merida. Find this bustling market’s stalls stuffed to the brim with groceries, souvenirs, innovative items and an interesting array of local American-Mexican dishes from stuffed meats and to milkshakes with certain health benefits comprised out of questionable ingredients.     So hope you would head for a trip to Venezuela! These visitor attractions would surely make your trip up! Any feelings alike, drop in the comments...

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How and When to Do Ferry Travel Between Greek Islands

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How and When to Do Ferry Travel Between Greek Islands

If you are planning the island hopping in Greece, it is worth knowing about the island groups and which one is the best for your trip. But plenty of options keep you and me always in the balance that  which island should I go in Greece? Let’s have yourself read about the best Greek islands to make your Greek trip the memorable one. List of Greek Islands Groups: Greek islands are considered the most beautiful and best to visit islands in the world. They are scattered over the Aegean and the Ionian Sea. Islands of Greece are divided into different groups according to the culture, climate and history. After landing Greece, you can wholly enjoy your trip on one island of your choice and also choose to hop between other Greek islands of your choice. Argo Saronic Islands The Saronic Islands or Argo Saronic Islands is termed as an archipelago situated in Saronic Gulf. The islands in the Argo Saronic are hugely popular with Greeks and anyone staying in Athens thanks to their close proximity to the city. List of the Best Saronic Islands: Aegina Agistri Hydra Poros Spetses Reaching Argo Saronic Islands: There are lots of daily ferry services to choose from Athens to Aegina, Agistri or Poros. Hydra and Spetses are more representative of old time Greece, for example there are no cars allowed, your baggage is carried by donkey! Aegina, Agistri and Poros offer fantastic restaurants, superb beaches and are all about an hour from the city. Plus you’ll get accommodation as cheap as chips or can have a go at free camping. When to go: Aegina comes alive in September with the Fistiki (Pistachio) Festival and Spetses hosts Armata; the re- enactment of a huge naval battle. The islands will also have cleared out most of the tourists at this stage, so you’ll find a much quieter holiday experience. Ferry Prices from Pireaus to Aegina start from €10 one way.     The Cyclades Islands This group of Greek Islands lies far in the Aegean Sea, at south eastern region of Greece mainland. The Cyclades Islands of Greece form the Aegean Archipelago along some other island groups. The Cyclades also happen to be the place where the Aegean cat was originated. List of The Best Cyclades Islands: It will be very long to list down all, however we can mention the most famous of The Cyclades Islands: – Santorini For couples, Santorini and Mykonos, in the Cyclades are romance hotspots, famous around the world for sun-drenched weddings, gorgeous scenery and spectacular sunsets. – Mykonos Mykonos offer the real Greek tour experience; famous for its scenic Cycladic construction, lively nightlife, beautiful beaches and much more. A whole family island suitable for all age groups where you have endless options of activities. Wander on the streets of Chora, swim at Kalo Livadi and Super Paradise and enjoy the sunset scene. – Naxos Naxos, the largest island of the Cyclades in the Aegean Sea, has once remained the essence of Cycladic culture. Naxos is also known to be the major source emery rock. Naxos features long series of beautiful beaches like Agios Prokopios, Mikri Vigla and Plaka are the ones you must remember during your trip to The Cyclades Greece. Strong blowing winds on Cyclades beaches form up the ideal atmosphere...

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The Latest Travel Alert for Lebanon

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The Latest Travel Alert for Lebanon

Anyone traveling to Lebanon is doing on his own responsibility. Canadian Government takes the security concerns of its citizens very seriously and keeps providing with on time information in its Travel Advisories. In case of a critical situation which requires immediate evacuation, Government provides safe and secure transportation to the nearest safe location. The Latest Travel Alert for Lebanon Avoid unnecessary travel to Lebanon as the recent advisory by Canadian Government suggests. Areas within 10 kms of Syrian border and the Bekaa Valley in the north, from Rayak to the Syrian Border are declared very critical for traveling. Recently, there have various incidents been reported around the border of Lebanon and Syria because of the ongoing battle in Syria. Shelling, Incursions and violence in the border adjacent villages of Lebanon are continuously being occurred. The battle between Syrian troops and Free Syrian Army are causing injuries, damage and deaths. Sectarian violence has also been increasing timely in border adjacent areas entailing in incidents of clashes, riots and kidnappings.     Situation of Suburbs of Beirut On the 2nd day of January 2014, a huge blast took place in Dahieh claimed 5 lives. On November 19th, 2013 two major suicide attacks were made near the Iranian Embassy in Bir Hasan/Al Jnah, the suburban area of Beirut, caused several deaths and injuries and loss of material. The recent history show more attacks in these areas. More attacks, demonstrations, road blocks and violence may take place. Keep watching local news and look for the advice of local authorities. Source: http://travel.gc.ca/destinations/lebanon...

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Chinese Harbin Ice and Snow Festival 2014 is Calling for You!

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Chinese Harbin Ice and Snow Festival 2014 is Calling for You!

“The 30th Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival has to be observed from January 5, 2014 to February 28, 2014.” Winter is the season of festivals and celebrations in all over the world. Chinese region presents one of these kinds of festivals in the whole world that is worth watching and experiencing the priceless fascinations. The international festival of snow and ice is the coolest event of Chinese culture that draws visitors around the world to indulge in the allures of festival that include exuberant opening ceremony with huge fireworks, ice sculpture art expo, snow sculpture competitions, ice skiing, winter swimming, snow safari, dog sledding and much more. The timing of festival starts from 5th January every year, the celebrations and events lasts for about 3 months, which can fill your heart with excitement and joy to spend unforgettable vacations at the snow city of China.     Background The festival of ice and snow is celebrated at the capital of Heilongjiang Province of China, named Harbin. The festival has its root in year 1985 in the north of China that provides best arctic atmosphere of ice and snow to utilize for the festival. The “Cradle of Ice” is the name given to Harbin by locals due to its ice and snow structures and other fascinations that allures not just natives but also captivates the hearts of faraway tourists in abundant numbers. The most alluring and old display of this festival is traditional ice lanterns that is still most popular among visitors. The festival opens right after the Christmas to let visitors watch sculptors doing their skillful job but the main celebration triggers on 5th January. The best time considered to visit is late January and early February. Things to do Major things that you can watch and do during the splendid festival of ice and snow are illustrated here in detail. You can take the pleasure of most attractive events of this festival with wide space and minor time constraint. Most excited display of ice lanterns to fill the night sky with glowing charms Enjoy watching winter swimming, diving and fishing at the frozen River of Songhua Take escape in having fun with your kids to play ice sliding, ice sailing and dog sledding for thrilling experiences Make a family visit to polar land to meet fascinating polar animals Enjoy the food at the food counters all over the ice and snow city Don’t forget to bring your camera along while visiting the marvels of ice, to paint the art pieces on large canvas prints and aggrandize your home with chilled miracles Manchu culture and traditional Chinese attractions are best to explore during the stroll Central street is best to take pleasure of diverse foods of the whole world at one place Explore several parks and decorations made up of ice with shimmering colorful lights Major attractions Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo Harbin Sun Island International Snow Sculpture Art Expo is the birth place of Chinese ice sculpture art that makes its place in the tourism of Harbin as the hottest attraction. Every year the spot is fueled with unique displays, new innovation, high quality concepts and more than 60 to 70 days of exhibition. This expo is entitled as the world’s largest ice and snow...

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The Best Surf Spots in Cornwall

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The Best Surf Spots in Cornwall

Let’s find the best surf spots in Cornwall. With beach breaks, point breaks, reef breaks and sand bars, Cornwall offers waves for every type of surfer – from beginners to surfing legends. The Cornish coastline has been recognized as one of the world’s great surfing destinations for over 40 years, and some of the best surfers in the world started their careers in the area’s chilly Atlantic waters. Low pressure systems in the Atlantic Ocean are what provide the best waves on the Cornish coast, and surfers flock from all parts of Europe when they see swells on the horizon. Fistral Beach in Newquay has been recognized as one of the best surf spots in the area, but different breaks shine in different swells. Below are some of the best surf spots in Cornwall for your review. These are the most consistent spots on the Cornish coastline that are definitely worth writing home about. Fistral Beach It doesn’t get much better than a world-class wave that breaks roughly 150 days per year. Fistral Beach, in Newquay, is a right and left beach break with a sandy bottom. Because the wave can accommodate most levels of surfers, it’s almost always crowded (especially on weekends), so if you’re not a local, be respectful and choose your waves wisely. Fistral Beach works from small to overhead, so if you’re in the area during a swell, get in one of the hollow barrels and enjoy the ride.     Bude Area and Widemouth Bay The Bude area in North Cornwall is known for its infectious surf culture. The coast is flat and sandy allowing for some of the best beach breaks in Cornwall, but the reefs are what take the Bude surf scene over the top. The beach breaks are suitable for all types of surfers, but the reefs are reserved only for the experts who are prepared for fierce currents and jagged rocks. Widemouth Bay is probably the most famous surf spot in Bude. It’s a right and left, sandy beach break that can be perfect for beginners when the waves are small. It’s not only for amateurs though, Widemouth Bay holds waves over 10 feet when the swell is pumping, and experienced surfers love the speedy rights and lefts on the reef north of the main beach. In my personal opinion, this one is the best surf spots in Cornwall among all the rest. Just look at the scenic beauty in the picture. What a great blue and green combination to enjoy the surfing! Gwenver Gwenver, on the south coast of Cornwall, is one of the most exposed and consistent spots in England. The wave isn’t for beginners, which keeps it a little less crowded than some of the more learner-oriented spots. With a mixture of sand and rock on the seafloor, Gwenver can be dangerous, but it also provides a longer, more powerful ride than most other spots in Cornwall. The wave works from waist-high to double-overhead or bigger, and the barrels are hollow, so don’t be surprised if you snap your board on a big day. The Cornish coast has always been known for its breathtaking landscape – from vast sandy beaches to eye-popping cliffs. As the surf scene in Cornwall has grown over the past four decades, the...

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Know the Best Beach Destinations for Winter Travel

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Know the Best Beach Destinations for Winter Travel

Do you want to get away from snow and cold temperatures this winter? You are not alone. There are many destinations providing great vacations and warm sunlight. We have gathered here the best beach destinations for winter travel. Pick one of the spots listed below and enjoy your winter escape.  1. Bali Here is a lovely location that happens to be a favorite with those who are looking for a sunny, warm destination for winter traveling. There are numerous sights to see, and a number of good deals can be found that will save you money as well as bring you into the sunlight. 2. Canary Islands These beautiful islands may attract many visitors, but you can still find your own little area that can provide you with serene surroundings, warm temperatures, and bright, welcoming sun.   3. Florida Within the United States, Florida is a well-known spot for winter sun, especially Miami. There is a great deal of sightseeing that can be done, beautiful beaches for relaxing, and water sports that will be a delight for all ages. 4. Australia You may need to take a long-haul flight to get to this destination, but it will be well worth the trip. Australians experience their summer months in December, January and February, when many other locations are going through winter drudgery. It is the perfect location for winter sun, and there are so many sights to see and activities to enjoy.     5. St. Lucia Here is a Caribbean gem that should not be missed by anyone looking for a sunny vacation spot. You can find affordable rates that will save you money, and the beautiful beaches will provide you with the best in sun, surf and sand. You can easily shed your winter blues with a trip to St. Lucia. 6. Hawaii Here is another US location that has it all for weary individuals looking for ways to escape the winter doldrums. There is something for everyone, including lush beaches, great waves for surfers, and five-star restaurants and hotels. The entire family will enjoy a getaway to Hawaii, and it is also the perfect locale for romance. 7. Goa Goa, in India, is an intriguing location for a tropical winter vacation. With fishing villages and bustling marketplaces, you will certainly enjoy your time spent here. It is also a great spot for partying, with exciting nightlife after a relaxing day at the beach enjoying nine hours of sunlight. 8. Egypt Here is a destination that provides warm winter temperatures along with a great deal of history. You will have many chances to explore, relax on the beach, and partake in excellent diving in either the Mediterranean or Red Sea.     9. Morocco Very pleasing winter temperatures and exciting local cities for exploration make Morocco a superb locale for a vacation when sunlight may be scarce in other parts of the world. These are the best beach destinations for winter around the world and you would surely get the way to soak up the sun as well as the sights of these beautiful vacation spots. ...

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