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The Importance of Cruise Travel Insurance PDF Print E-mail
Written by Eric Seminara   
Mar 05, 2006 at 04:42 PM
If you're preparing to board a ship for your ocean-voyage then you understand that you are in for a spectacular event. A cruise can be an excellent way to relax and see the world and you will quite likely be dropped off at many scenic areas for any where from a day to a few days at a time depending on the length of your cruise. To choose travel insurance is a wise choice due to the fact that there is always a potential risk of unexpected unpleasantness and you will be happy to have the piece of mind if anything happens while you're on your voyage.

Cruising throughout the sea is a great pursuit. You can stop at many countries and you can take in the absolutely stunning panorama and enjoy foreign cultures. You can even take in the sun set on one side of the ship all the while knowing that the other side of the ship is welcoming the evening and with the night life that comes with a sea cruise. You will practically be living on this floating city for the length of your cruise. When you are at home, you have health insurance, so you can consider your cruise insurance as your own at home health insurance.

Going on a cruise ship, you can not foresee what could happen to you one day and you are far away from the closest on shore hospital. Of course, your cruise ship will have it's own medical staff and equipped facility to deal with any mishaps however if you require more serious attention then they can either take a detour for you or they can have you air lifted to the nearest on shore hospital.

Cruise insurance is important because you just don't know what can occur when you are on vacation. Most of the time, nothing will happen and you will enjoy a great trip without any problems however, knowing translates to being prepared for the unexpected and taking care of yourself and your family while your enjoying yourself.

Cruise travel insurance will make you more at ease when you are potentially thousands of miles away from home, fully aware that if anything unplanned happens to you or your loved-ones when you are on your cruise, that you will be taken care of. You will not have to sit in the hospital, wondering how many hundreds or thousands of dollars an unwelcome surprise will run you.

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Eric Seminara is not so much a world traveler as he is a worry-wort. If you're going to take the time and money to see the world, plan for the unexpected. Visit Travel Insurance Online for more information on travel insurance.
Last Updated ( Dec 21, 2006 at 11:41 PM )
Beat The Heat In Australia PDF Print E-mail
Written by Stanley Emerson   
Mar 05, 2006 at 04:38 PM
"Fine beaches, perfect weather, good people, and a more secure traveling experience"

If you are looking for all these conveniences and excitement, let Australia handle that for you. Perk up your traveling experience in the sixth largest country in the world, twice as large as Europe but less crowded.

Make a choice from a wide variety 7000 fantastic beaches and enjoy the luscious greens of flora of approximately 25000 species and diverse but unique fauna as evidenced by the Kangaroo.

Australians are fun-loving people and are very sociable. You can learn so much about their culture because of their very straightforward attitude towards guests and strangers.

Language Discrepancies
English maybe the widely spoken language in Australia but there are utterances which makes them unique to the rest of the English-speaking world and terminologies better left unsaid.

Some of the most common are Cobber = Buddy, Fairdinkum = Really and Cold One = Beer. Phrases such as righto = okay/alright and rag up = dress warmly are also common.

The word "root" may have evolved to mean "sex" in Australia so it is better to keep from saying that word as long as you could. Same thing applies to "fanny" which came to mean a female's private part.

Weather
Among the 7 continents, Australia probably has the weirdest climate. Unlike the US, the months of December to February are the hottest and most humid dates of the year.

Keep in mind that Australia's climate is just the exact opposite with that of the Northern Hemisphere.

Southern Australia was recorded to having the harshest climate during the summer season and keeping it out of your itinerary is advisable.

Depending on where you are headed, there are must-haves and clothing you will need to prepare to make sure you will not be caught off-guard for any circumstances that are expected along the way.

Sunglasses and sunscreens and light clothing are important in Australia due to hot climate in some regions, but keeping a jacket during the cold night is a must especially in the southern temperate region. Nice pair of boots in the bushes is practically essential.

Transportation
Public vehicles such taxis are commonplace in Australia. Most taxis charge "flagfall" and a surcharge for distant travels.

"Keep left" is the rule of driving here. It can be quite confusing at times but being careful will surely keeps you away from trouble.

Tipping
Just the exact opposite of the west. Tipping may not be a no-no but it is not generally practice here but you can do so in some special occasions.

There are simply 1001 ways to enjoy the beauty of Australia and the good thing is, you can add more to rev up your rewarding traveling experience. Traveling to a distant place poses a lot of challenges but surely it is satisfying and worth the pennies! So enjoy and don't forget to have a cold one with a cobber!

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Last Updated ( Dec 22, 2006 at 12:39 AM )
Las Vegas Wedding - A Dream Comes True PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Russell   
Mar 05, 2006 at 04:25 PM
Weddings are an important occasion no matter which part of the world you are, or which culture you belong to. Years of preparation, hours spent, lots of small details to be checked. That is all necessary if you want to have an average Western wedding.

But when we talk about Las Vegas, things change. The luxury of the city makes things a little bit exaggerated there. Limousines, casinos, sophisticated food, rich and famous people wandering all over the marble halls of the most expensive hotels in the country. All these elements make a wedding in Las Vegas much more than a common wedding; they make it a big event, not only among the glamour-local-scene, but all over the United States, and depending on the bride and groom, in the whole world.

In order to have a dream Las Vegas wedding, you can pick one of the packages of the numerous wedding chapels you can find in the city. Their offices seem to pop up on every Vegas corner. There is a wide range of options to be chosen, including the most traditional to the most exotic ones.

The bride can arrive at the church or at the ceremony in a helicopter instead of a limousine; the church can be decorated with rare flowers coming from distant places, such as China and Mongolia. The ceremony can be broadcast on the internet for all your friends and family to hear and see it or you can have a costume wedding with costumed characters that go from "The beauty and the beast" to "Titanic". You can hire a famous and recognized person from American society to make a speech during the party or you can have an Oscar award theme ceremony, and many more unbelievable themes and options.

One of the most picked packages is the theatrical package, where you have smoke effects, sets, special lighting and a professional crew of actors making performances during the wedding party. If the couple is looking to take advantage of the Las Vegas sunny days, they can pick one of the outdoor packages. They are a little less expensive, but no less chic and charming.

One of the most important things about getting married in Vegas is to know how to choose the right chapel for your type of wedding. The city has more than fifty of them. Small ones, big ones, enormous ones and sophisticated ones, of course. The number of guests varies from small ceremonies, just for close friends and relatives, where you have about a hundred guests, to stopping-the-country ceremonies, where you have thousands of guests.

Las Vegas gives a fairy tale atmosphere to weddings, making up a whole world of romance, love and glamour. These numerous exquisite items make a wedding ceremony in Las Vegas something really expensive. So, if you want to have a typical Las Vegas wedding and you're not rich, you'd better save up, because all this luxury costs no less than 500 thousand dollars.

If you dream about having this magic wedding, being rich or not, just allow your imagination to soar and make your wedding come true, because wedding ceremonies are always something to remember.

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Michael Russell - Your Independent guide to Las Vegas Weddings
Last Updated ( Dec 21, 2006 at 11:31 PM )
Lake Tahoe - Heaven On Earth PDF Print E-mail
Written by Michael Russell   
Mar 05, 2006 at 04:21 PM
Lake Tahoe, NV. Now THAT'S a place if you're planning on a vacation to REALLY have fun, that you absolutely MUST go. Lake Tahoe has more to do day and night than Carter has liver pills. So without further ado, let's take a little tour and see what Lake Tahoe has to offer.

Lake Tahoe, for starters, is 6225 feet above sea level, which makes it the highest Alpine Lake in the United States. People from all around the world come here to vacation. Because the lake is actually located between Nevada and California it attracts different kind of visitors. The California side draws more family oriented crowds while the Nevada side attracts those who are looking for big time casino action and lots of entertainment.

So just what is there to do in Lake Tahoe?
According to the top tourism sites reviewing Lake Tahoe there are actually 29 highly recommended things to see and do there. We won't cover all of them but will touch on the main ones.

For starters, there is the Tahoe Rim Trail. This is a 152 mile path which circles around Lake Tahoe. Talk about a hike. There are trails for hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding. It is said that the views from this trail are simply breathtaking.

Another trail is Horsetail Falls which is a very difficult hiking trail. This one is not for beginners. It does provide a magnificent view of the nearby waterfalls.

For those of you who are looking for a little education there's the Gatekeepers Cabin Museum. Its history? Between 1910 and 1968 the gatekeeper who lived on this site was responsible for monitoring the level of the lake, using a hand-turned winch system to keep the water at the correct level. That winch system is still used today. Who says we need progress?

If you're looking for a little fun and excitement without breaking your neck on the trails there's Caesar's Casino Tahoe, located on the main highway. It's open day and night 7 days a week. Here you can gamble to your heart's content or until you're out of money.

In the mood for some horseback riding? No problem. There's the Camp Richardson Resort and Marina. This resort has a real authentic old west feel to it and has a very long history. The first record of ownership of the land around the present Camp Richardson Resort and Marina are from 1875 when M.C. Gardner acquired a timber holding of several thousand acres from the U.S. Government and built a sawmill and railroad line. He paid 25 cents an acre for the land, plus $1 per acre payable over 20 years. Boy, if only we could get land that cheap today.

No trip to Lake Tahoe would be complete without going on the Dixie Queen, a Paddlewheel boat that offers daytime and dinner cruises. The food and entertainment are said to be the best you can possibly hope to find anywhere. The Dixie Queen is one of the most famous cruise ships in the United States.

The above only scratches the surface. Lake Tahoe is the perfect combination of all types of attractions for everyone; those looking for physical activities, those looking for night life and those looking for a little culture and history. If there is a heaven on Earth it must be in Lake Tahoe.

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Michael Russell - Your Independent guide to Lake Tahoe
Last Updated ( Dec 22, 2006 at 12:16 AM )
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