img_6442aShogran is one of the places of Pakistan which is deeply naturally rich. Rest houses, hotels and huts for summer retreats are available for a tranquil holiday. Shogran is, basically, a plateau in the Kaghan Valley, fenced by thick pine forests and with an altitude of 7747 feet. Tourism recommended season is summer. June – August is the peak season, during this span weather remains pleasant yet uncertain; it is raining and in a while, the sun is on your head.

Shogran is an exciting place for family picnic. Calm environment and pleasant weather welcomes visitors. The air is impregnated with the scents of flowers. The area is heavily forested. Evening view is spectacular. You can go for an evening walk to the traditionally built restaurants and shops in the heart of the settlement. Don’t forget to taste the exquisite Kahwa (traditional green tea).

14683_11A wonderful excursion from Shogran is a jeep-visit to Siri Lake and the adjacent Paya meadows. These are lush green meadows with spectacular landscape. Rolling grassy lawns offers breathtaking panoramic views of snow covered mountains. One can also see varieties of wild alpine flowers on the rolling grassy slopes of Paya.

Trekking and Hill Walking is excellent activity in Shogran. Trekking towards Siri-Paya meadows is highly recommended. There are also good opportunities for those interested in more leisurely day trips, hill walking or nature study walks. Camping around Siri lake and Paya meadows is a life time enjoyment. A night in camp in peaceful and calm environment with cold breeze makes a dream come true.

Enjoy!

August 2, 2013 Destinations, Luxury Travel

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Luxury travel requires high cost and when you decide to spend your money to enjoy elegant amenities of an accommodation like a villa, then you deserve the best. The first important aspect that you should consider is the style. Most villas offer huge size and they can cater the needs of at least fifteen people. Yet, you still can enjoy the big villa though you should make sure that the villa has good safety standard, especially if you bring smaller kids to stay.

Another consideration to take includes the location. Newlywed couples will prefer to have villas that are more private with classic setting. There are so many places to choose for luxury villas. European countries have thousands of elegant accommodations to cater the demands of wealthy people in spending their Euros. Suburb areas which are known for their beauty will be the best villas to stay as they deliver excellent views. Chances are there are villas with scenic beauty of sea view or range of mountains. Magnificent panorama of villages is another charming panorama to enjoy.

However, tropical countries are also rich of luxury villas. They are usually perfect for summer holidays as you can enjoy warm sun all day. It is best to opt for beach villas which are mostly available with very well-equipped amenities. Yet, you can also choose tropical countries’ villas, which are located on colder areas. Usually, you will see range of mountains in the morning, along with the beautiful sunrise.

The next thing to consider is to find luxury villas, which are located near restaurants or shopping districts. Surely, they are not too close with public places. At least, they are easy to reach by cars or taxis. However, most five-star villas offer room services which offer excellent servings which have the same level and prices with those offered by five-star hotels.

July 27, 2013 Luxury Travel

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Packing for business travel is not that complicated when you know how to pack right and what to bring in details. Packing clothes on a business journey is different with packing those for your summer vacation and this is obvious. You will have to meet some executives and attend formal meeting and invitation after hours and you should prepare for the proper attire. So, is it possible to make quick preparation on your business travel without any rush?

The key for fast packing is to prepare properly. This is the first step that every business traveler should pay attention. Without proper packing, a business travel will be stressful and things will get worse in the end. Keep in mind that there will be less pleasure activities during your travel at this time and you should focus on formal attire that you will wear for meeting sessions and some formal invitations. It is better to have different bags for clothes and for working equipment so that you are not feeling confused in finding your trousers later on. It is better for not bringing more than two bags because it can cause certain hassles. Just bring one bag for your formal clothes, shoes, socks and pajamas and another one for your laptop, chargers, tab PC and important files.

When it comes to business travel, you should really focus on what to bring on your business meetings. Make sure that you have prepared for the meeting points of material before the airplane takes off. You can have a rest during some hours at the airplane so that you are ready to join any meeting which will take place, right after your arrival. It is also important to find out about the climate on the visited city or country because you will need to bring additional equipment like umbrella and some medicines—just in case you will visit a country with high risk of contagious diseases.

July 27, 2013 Business Travel

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Magnificent beaches for enjoying water sports are the main gems of Tenerife. Millions of people flock in its beaches for witnessing the golden sand swathes and gorgeous black seashores. Yet, tourists always long for the yellowish sands while sun tanning under the warm sun. Everyone who visits Tenerife will be proud of their tans after returning

Nobody can doubt that Tenerife remains as a perfect destination for summer holidays, thanks to its warm climate for the whole year. With seven hours of the sun shining each day, everyone can enjoy stable temperature, range from 20 – 22° C. It makes the country has its own characteristics as the heaven of outdoor happenings. Every tourist always visits this island’s Southern part due to its higher sun exposures with less downpour level throughout the year.

Del Duque Beach and El Medano are among top places of the southern, famous beaches in the island. All tourists can enjoy all kinds of accommodations in forms of villas and hotels, magnificent tourism resorts, and many other amazing places. Both beaches appeal winder surfers and scuba divers though other activities like speed boating, and jet skiing are not less popular.

Yet, beaches are not the only appeal of this lovely island. Spending holidays in Tenerife will be more impressive with wonderful villages which are full of historical building. All villages are adorned with natural, beautiful plants that are rarely found on other parts of the universe. Some cities offer excellent shopping districts with less taxes applied so be ready to shop till you drop. What you need is strong stamina to wander around and enough money to pay for your credit cards bills in the coming month. Shopping beautiful handicrafts is what every tourist dreams.

Expect to have unforgettable nightlife during your visit. Get your best outfit and enjoy the vibrant pubs and nightclubs to ease the lonely nights. Tenerife is surely your best escapism in day and night.

 

July 27, 2013 Destinations

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Never let your first cruising experience ruin your wonderful vacation. There is always the first time for everything, and when this is the first time for you to enjoy floating within luxury cruise, then you should make good preparation. First of all, it is best to know that you are not a kind of a person who are prone to get sea sick. If you are, it does not mean that you should vanish your dream in cruising. There are still some ways to enjoy sea travel by choosing the upper deck. You may have to pay higher than those in the cabin, because you do not feel the swaying movement due to sea waves.

Next, when you think that you are ready to party, then you should prepare the best outfit. Most luxury cruises oblige passengers to dress formally on first class passengers’ cabins. However, there are also some cruises that do not make any regulation about any kind of outfit, like Disney Cruise. For less formal regulation, it is best to choose summer trip cruises which usually travel to tropical islands. You can enjoy the warm sun from the deck patio or swim at the swimming pool which becomes one of the amenities of the cruises.

Leaving on a cruise during winter should be taken into serious consideration because winter on the sea can be very freezing. Warm clothes are the best to be worn in the ship and you can count how many days you are going to float above the sea. Just wear any piece more than once as you can just mix and match each of them with several different trousers or skirts.

The last but not least, taking certain medicines will be the best step because no matter how luxurious the cruise is, it may not provide the medicine that you will need. This is especially when you have certain disease that needs routine medicine taking. But still, just pray that you will remain fit and healthy while cruising. Have a nice trip!

July 27, 2013 Cruises

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Do you plan to enjoy Sochi’s 2014 Winter Olympics? If so, then you should not miss taking a thrill by visiting a theme park which is located adjacent to the Russia’s Olympic village. The newly built Sochi Adventure Park will finish in the end of 2013. Expect to enjoy another adventure in this hundreds of millions dollars park which various attractions and rides. This extravagant park will stand proudly among several major attractions beside the Olympic venues like apartments, hotels, shopping districts and many more.

This place will boast on its various kinds of thrilling roller coasters and other kinds of themed lands with strong Russian culture, history, legends and folklores. There are also thirty-five rides for those who want to pump up their adrenaline. Check out its tallest 3,500-feet coaster with horseshoe shape and loop twist or the 1,200-feet coaster for wilder experience. There are also theater with 5-dimension special effects, simulators with high-end sci-fi, flying theater about Russia’s Flight, and the challenging dark ride in Journey Into the Darkness.

Kids will find this amusement park as their best place to visit as it can deliver unforgettable experiences. They will enjoy visiting Enchanted Forest that features fairy tales of Russian or Science Fiction as they will find space fantasy with magnificent background setting. They will also learn about Russian history when visiting Fortress of Warriors, revealing literary heroes of this great country. This park also introduces a tribute on historical Winter Olympics as visitors can find out about histories of Winter Olympics throughout years.

There are still other forms of entertainments like fire and laser effect nights, the top Russian circus, puppet shows, carnival rides, and various kinds of exhibitions. Smaller kids will also enjoy some rides like teacups, carousel, merry-go-round, mini train for toddlers, and hundreds of games for total amusement.

July 27, 2013 News

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Cruising is always an adorable adventure for everyone who has never experienced any sea travel. However, some individuals hesitate to try cruising as they think that they will break their bank accounts for paying the sea travel by cruise. It is best to try finding discounted prices or special packages on cruise companies as they usually offer regular discounts on certain periods.

It is worth trying to enjoy Mediterranean Cruise. Sailing from the beginning of May up to the mid of October, this cruise will meet your desire in enjoying fascinating sea travel with good amenities. Enjoying the beauty of Caribbean island while enjoying Caribbean dishes on the cruise’s fancy restaurant will deliver unforgettable experience that everyone used to dream on.

What makes cruising enjoyable is that you only have to pay for the ticket. This is because food and other activities on-board are included. There are so many activities that you can do within the cruise and you should not worry about your daily menus—unless you would like to try special menus that the restaurants offer. Keep in mind that there will be higher cost for those extra food though it may be worth paying. Decide for yourself, whether you need to try additional menus or not. Besides, you can also enjoy the comfortable rooms within the cruise though you can also enjoy high-priced rooms with better and more elegant facilities.

It is best to find cruising package on fall because the price can be much lower as compared to summer travel. However, it is best to find more information about specific climate on the destination. This is because there are mostly extreme changes on climate that urges many cruises for cancelling their trips. So, make sure that you enjoy your cruise travel by choosing the best sea travel agent.

July 27, 2013 Cruises

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Have you ever tried to stop by at a seafood restaurant roadside and have yourself a tasty lobster roll? Have you ever imagined that you can have it as your main dinner menu with your family? Some people think that lobster roll is hard to find, and it is somewhat true. Lobster roll is only available on certain coastline areas and they cost higher as compared to other kinds of seafood. You will have to pay more when you enjoy them on seafood restaurants and this makes sense when you can save a lot if you know a great recipe in enjoying them.

At least, try to find two or three lobsters if you think that you are able to manage those live creatures. But, if it is hard for you to ‘conquer’ them, you can try buying the fully cooked ones. They are ready for becoming salads or other recipes. First, take out its meat and throw all its knuckles, claws, and tail. Cut the meat into pieces, based on your needs and taste.

Next, prepare carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes and other kind of your favorite veggies. Peel them all and dice them. Add mayonnaise and tarragon on them, then mix them all with those pieces of lobsters. You can add some salt and pepper if you want to. You can enjoy it either in cold or hot condition, as you like. For faster preparation, you can just roast the lobster roll while adding low fat butter for your lunch menus. Your kids can also enjoy them as they are very beneficial for their health as well.

Preparing lobster roll is very easy as long as you can explore your creativity. Visiting some seafood restaurants, or browsing for various recipes online can bring some great ideas for you to try your own cuisines.

July 27, 2013 Cruises

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Most of us think that it is safe to place our important travel documents in the safety box in a hotel. Though it is true for some reasons, we have to be very cautious about keeping our important files, especially when we have to travel abroad. There are many true cases about tourists, who have to find difficulties because they lose their important documents during their travel abroad. Ironically, they lost them on the hotels, the place where they stayed and placed everything safely.

When we think that our traveling moment is full of fun activities, we should face bitter facts that we are losing our vital belongings, which can bring major disaster. So, wherever you spend you holidays, it is important to keep important things organized. Keep in mind that there are some points that you should follow. They include:

#1 .Make a list of stuff

It is important to make a list as you place those goods within your bags. They include passports, visas, airline tickets, all kinds of ID cards. Do not list only the items, but make sure you write all important series of numbers on each document. It will be very helpful when you lose them. Or, make at least two copies on every document and you should bring them anywhere when you travel. This is much safer.

#2 Make A List of Important Numbers

Never forget to note every contact that you deal with. It includes airline ticket company, hotel’s phone number, embassy, and your relatives, back on your country as they can help you in contacting authorized institutions if you lose some vital documents.

It is important to bring a file folder with you. You may recall those school days as you brought all your paperwork within. Keep in mind that a file folder is very much helpful in making you organized. The main important thing to do is not being panic when you face unexpected things because it will make everything worse.

July 27, 2013 Travel tips

iTunes has done it for you yet another time. iBooks has come up with the latest publication of Lonely Planet, The Travel Book, in such an appealing manner as no one else could have.
The Travel Book was published, electronically, on April 12, 2013.

Characteristic features of The Travel Book include:
• An index of 229 countries
• Easy A-Z navigation
• Over 800 dazzling images to take you to the heart of that destination
• Highlights on “Top Things to See & Do” for 229 countries
• Cultural insights of each country including food & drinks, traditional attires, marketplaces, monuments, iconic trademarks
• Map of every country with significant cities plotted
• Search function so that the information you desire is at your doorstep
• Highlighting function so that you can prioritize your trip
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If you choose to download it from iTunes, you can enjoy the following enhancements:
• Tempting images and lucrative photo gallery for exploring each country
• 18 interactive guided tours of some of the world’s most exotic spots
• 10 breathtaking videos that make your heart crave for the destination
• 25 interactive maps that take you on a tour of some of the world’s most renowned attractions
• Easily accessible links to find the other interesting travel eBooks on the Apple store
• Links to take you to the best online travel resources at LonelyPlanet.com

Reminder: This ebook can only be viewed using:
I. iBooks 3.0 or later on an iPad.
II. iOS 5.1 or later is required.

July 25, 2013 News

For years, European countries become the main destination for tourists throughout the world. This continent hosts magnificent countries as all of them have various historical stories with great influence on world’s political and economical aspect. Most cities in Europe have major contribution in the World War II as well as other historical moments.

Tourists throughout the world will adore the great buildings which become the silent witnesses of Nazi’s or Fascist regimes in Germany and Italy. Everyone can also witness the grandeur of the Roman’s empire from The Colosseum. Both countries are now also famous as the center of education and fashion. This can be one of so many reasons, why Italy and German are always fascinating for most tourists.

French is another tourism destination which attracts people who want to enjoy its natural beauty as well as fashionable products. As the Mecca of latest fashion, cities in French are always flooded with those fashionistas who are crazed over breathtaking designer products. Another amazing destination is the Alps. It is another magnet for those adventurers who adore the beauty of snowfall while enjoying winter sports.

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Most European countries are safe, especially those rich countries like Norway, Switzerland, and other Scandinavian countries. People find out that having a trip to European countries is worth doing as they do not only enjoy new experiences in traveling, but they are also free from hazardous threats or crimes, including terrorism. It makes sense when most European countries really apply strict rules to tourists or immigrants from third world countries because of safety reasons.

However, the only drawback of spending holidays in Europe is the high expenses. Tourists have to use Euro for shopping and those who are from third world countries have to spend much in paying flight tickets and hotel rates as well as buying souvenirs and meals. But it seems that nobody cares about it as visits to Europe remains stable for years till now.

July 10, 2013 Destinations