I have two childhood memories that center around Christmas cookies. My Mom’s no-bake cookies and my Aunt’s sugar cookies. I can still see my Mom stirring the cocoa for the no-bakes and can still smell their savory, sweet, aroma. I remember being just barely tall enough to peek up at the waxed paper-lined kitchen counter to sneak me a cookie while they were still warm.
My Aunt made the best sugar cookies that I can remember. The shapes that I remember the most were the Christmas trees, the candy canes, and the wreaths. I like soft doughy cookies and my Aunt’s were the best. She lived just three blocks down from our house and I still remember walking to her house with my parents…visiting, and eating those cookies. Those were the good old days.
What are the cookies that you remember as a child? Which ones were your favorites?
If you’re like most people…you will come up with the following four
*Chocolate Chip Cookies
*Peanut Butter Cookies
These four kinds of cookies are America’s top pick when it comes to holiday cookies. There are many variations of each kind. But my favorite…other than the cookies I mentioned at the beginning of this article, is chocolate chip cookies. Every Christmas, my Sister-In-Law brings everyone in the family a big bag of them. It’s a tradition with her. She enjoys baking chocolate chip cookies for us all.
Below is my Sister-In-Law’s recipe
(It’s actually the same recipe that is in the Betty Crocker cookbook)
Chocolate Chip Cookies
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup margarine or butter, softened
1/3 cup shortening
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose or whole wheat flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
(The original recipe calls for 1/2 cup chopped nuts, my Sister-In-Law doesn’t include nuts)
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix sugars, margarine, shortening, egg and vanilla. Stir in remaining ingredients Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until light brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
Cool slightly before removing from cookie sheet. Makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies.
I look forward to these every year. I too, have made them many times and they don’t last long around our house. My Husband loves them.
Do you bake cookies for the holidays? Everyone has their personal favorites.
If you’re baking cookies this Christmas, don’t forget to leave Santa a special plate full of them.
Happy Holidays to all!
The Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI) is situated between Indonesia and Hawaii, west of the International Date Line and north of the Equator. It is the easternmost island group in Micronesia and it covers an approximate of 2 million sq km in the Central Pacific Ocean with two 1,280 km long parallel chains of atolls and volcanic islands separated by 179 km of sea. The islands achieved freedom in 1986 Compact of Free Association with the United States.
RMI works with professional incorporation services companies to legally process the license of incorporation of all non-resident companies. The common requirements for incorporation should be outlined in the standard Articles of Incorporation, among which are corporate name, number of authorized shares, classification of whether shares have par or no par value and identification for whether shares are to be in the bearer and/or registered form. If a non standard Articles of Incorporation will be presented, it is important that it should be in accordance with the Marshall Islands Business Corporation Act (BCA).
The following requirements should be noted and complied for an efficient processing of Marshall Islands Incorporation:
Authorized and Issued Share Capital The standard authorized share capital is 500 shares without par value or a capital with a declared par value of up to US$50,000.
Types of Shares Permitted Types of shares available for Marshall Islands Incorporation are registered shares, preference shares, redeemable shares, shares with or without par value and shares with or without voting rights.
Taxation Nonresident companies are legally exempted from taxes.
Absence of Double Taxation Agreements
License Fees A maintenance fee is required from every company.
Financial Statement Requirements Filing financial statements is not obliged, but companies are advised to secure financial records for easy assessment and identification of companys financial status.
Directors There is no limit for the number of directors. A combination of local and foreign directors or full 100% foreign directors are both allowed.
Company Secretary A resident or foreign company secretary can be appointed.
Shareholders A minimum of one shareholder is required for Marshall Islands Incorporation.
Lastly, Marshall Islands Incorporation should always abide in Marshall Islands Business Corporations Act under the Marshall Islands Associations Law which was patterned on the corporate laws of Delaware and New York and modified to consider the important features of an offshore jurisdiction. Marshall Islands BCA provides a list of other provisions necessary in corporate activities, operations and administration.
Welcome to the world of water and all its associated magic – Welcome to the U.S Virgin Islands, the Water Paradise that awaits you on Caribbean waters. This place is a water-lovers heaven on earth. Filled with numerous options of fun-filled and adventurous activities, the Virgin Islands is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in the Caribbean islands.
We are not talking just about the sunny beaches, gleaming blue water and an enjoyable weather but also a rich culture and a vivid ethnic diversity in the Virgin Islands. The Virgin Islands are located in the eastern part of the Caribbean islands at a distance of about 1000 miles south east of Miami.
There are three major islands in the Virgin Islands of the Caribbean. They are St.Croix, St John and St.Thomas. Each of these islands exhibits a stunning uniqueness of its own. At St. Croix you would be amazed at the Danish influence that has taken over the place to a large extent. This island is perfectly fit for those who look out for a laid-back stress free holiday. There are various options available right from horse-riding to golf in this island.
A major part of St John is a national park. It also boasts of globally renowned beaches like Trunk Bay, Cinnamon Bay and Salt Pond Bay. This island is an adventure seekers paradise. Come and soak yourself in its umpteen choices of hiking, camping, exclusive shopping and awe inspiring sceneries.
One of the most beautiful harbors of the world is situated in St.Thomas. This also has the credit of the most frequented port in the Caribbean peninsula. The island is home to various tourist spots that offer exotic culinary treats, exciting night-life and breathtaking submarine experiences.
The U.S Virgin Islands is a treasure house of surprises that has in store not just beaches and water-oriented activities but also a rich cultural experience in the form of an informative historical tour around the place, a culinary fair, artisan meets, parades and many more fun-filled activities. If you are a walk-enthusiast this is one of your best chances to explore the architectural excellence of the island. Art lovers may not miss the famous museums of Haagenson House on St. Thomas and Whim Museum in St.Croix that showcase some of the masterpieces of the rich cultural past that this island has carried forward so successfully till date.
The U.S Virgin Islands can also be the Food lovers Paradise with all its delicacies that have been handed down for generations and have been preserved with effort and precision.
There could be no other island in the world that offers ample scope for a variety of tourist activities like the Virgin Islands- beaches that are almost to yourselves, duty-free shopping, trekking, hiking, aqua-sporting activities, diving, national parks-all under one sun. Be there to enjoy the experience.
Vacations are ideal getaways from the stress and pressure of your daily life. Hence vacations are a must. But honeymoons mark the beginning of your new life and hence, it needs to be special. A special start will have beautiful memories to be cherished throughout your life. Plan your honeymoon to an idyllic destination that can be stoned down in your memories, but that does not need to be an expensive. Like you plan your vacation, planning your honeymoon is also important. Knowing which place should be visited during which time will not only help you save money but also help you have the ultimate experience of your tour?
Galapagos Islands are a cluster of volcanic islands speckled in the Pacific Ocean surrounding the equator. A very common question that everyone asks is “what is the best time to visit the Galapagos Islands?” Well the answer depends on what the traveler prefers to do and see. The subtropical climate of the islands makes it an ideal place for activities ranging from snorkeling to watching mating rituals all throughout the year.
Expensive time: Mid of June to early September, mid of December to mid of January
Cheap time: from January to May
You cannot specify as such any bad time to tour Galapagos. The off-season usually is the warmest periods with bit more rainfall. When you are tired of watching the turtles and dragons, you can enjoy the thrill of the water activities in the calm and warm sea. The isle receives more rain during the period between the months of January and May. During the peak season, it is difficult to book a good deal but you can manage to make bookings during the later part of the year when the island is less crowded.
Expensive Time: from December to March
Cheap Time: from June to September
Located to the north of Cuba, The Bahamas is all filled with myriad of tourists during the winters, all enjoying in the pleasant cold weather along with the Caribbean experience. Luckily, the off-season at Bahamas offers you more exposure to the real Caribbean lifestyle. Till then the crowd must have been departed and the natives will be settled back into their normal lifestyle. The Mid-day temperatures in between June to September can rise up to 85 to 90 degrees making you uncomfortable but thanks to the Atlantic trade winds that will blow off the sweat from your body.
During the off-season, you also get the benefit of being charged less by the hotels and resorts. Most activities also remain closed during this time but you can still enjoy water sports and tennis along with other activities with an additional bonus of walking into a restaurant without making a reservation. In the month of July and August, the Bahamas have more cosmopolitan atmosphere and is open for European tourists. Therefore, get ready to book your luxury travel packages to Bahamas or Galapagos Islands.
If you can’t remember the last time you had a day off work, or took the children out for the day, then perhaps you need a holiday.
Here are 10 signs that you need a holiday.
1.You’re stressed and want a break from work. If you book a holiday now, you’ll have something to look forward to. When you come back from your time off, you’ll feel invigorated and look forward to going to work again.
2.You don’t get to spend much time with your family. Perhaps you only see your children for a few minutes in the morning and the evenings, and your weekends are taken up with shopping, and all the other errands you need to run. Why not spend some quality time with you family on holiday instead?
3.For many people, better weather is a reason to go on holiday. If you’re fed up of the cold and wet weather here, why not book a holiday somewhere warm and sunny?
4.Maybe you’ve always wanted to go somewhere, or visit somewhere again. Why not treat yourselves to a fantastic holiday in stead of just thinking about it?
5.If your friends and family are always taking about having been somewhere, or are forever looking at travel guides and holiday brochures, perhaps it’s your turn to get excited.
6.If you want your children to make good use of the languages they’re learning at school, why not take them on holiday where they can talk to native speakers? As well as giving them a chance to enjoy themselves, it’ll be educational too.
7.You might want to experience new cultures. Perhaps you’re thinking of going to somewhere completely different from your normal European destinations.
8.Trying new food is an exciting part of being on holiday. If you enjoy cooking and food programmes, then why not go to where your favourite dishes originate from?
9.Spending time on the beach, round the pool, or outdoors will allow you to relax and unwind, and to recharge your batteries. If you feel like you could do with getting away from it all for a couple of weeks, you need a holiday.
10.If the adverts for holidays are starting to tempt you, why not book a holiday, Instead of just wishing you were going away this year? With cheap flights, hotels, car hire and hotels, available, it will be cheaper than your think.
Now you know why you need to go away, isn’t it time for you to book a holiday?
What started in strictly resort areas is now branching out into all major metropolitan areas. Most of the larger worldwide hotel chains now sell condo hotel residence.
Much of the condo hotel market in the U. S. started in Florida. The residences there command 600,000-800,000 for a studio. I bedrooms start around $750,000. $1,000,000. 2 Bedrooms Start over the 1,000,000 price range.
These permanent residences feature all the furnishings and amenities of a luxury hotel such as world-class restaurants, 24-hour concierge, security, valet, housekeeping, and room service.
Joel Greene of the Condo Hotel Center says a rental option provided by the condo hotel management company allows owners to receive a portion often about 50 percent of the rental income of their specific unit when away.
Taylor says developers favor waterfront, mountainside, and downtown areas with strong demand for upscale lodging. Myrtle Beach, S.C.; South Florida; and Las Vegas have fast-growing condo-hotel markets that favor high-end travelers and boomers looking for a high-amenity pied–terre. Chicago, Washington D.C., and Phoenix are starting to get in on the condo hotel market, the most notable is the Trump Building in Chicago, studios are starting at $800,000.
Boomers are looking for a vacation lifestyle of spacious accommodations, dining activities, and entertainment, Taylor says. They demand extra services and luxurious amenities.
Heres how the Condo hotel concept works. You purchase a condo/hotel in a world class hotel. Use the residence whenever you like. When your away, put the residence in the hotels rental program and share the revenue with the hotel. The hotels management company takes care of all the management issues such as cleaning, renting and maintaining.
These residences offer the best of both worlds, a hassle free residence in a world class luxury hotel with rent revenue that you receive helps offset the costs of owing a 2nd or 3rd home. As well as the potential for appreciation.
If you are truly interested in a condo hotel please check out the
Golf vacations are considered to be the luxury of elites and it is believed that the people with the minute income cant enjoy with this interesting game. Many golf lovers want to enjoy with golfing but it seems to be the dream for them due to the shortage of funds. But the above mentioned concept is totally wrong. There are lots of possibilities for the low budgeted and cheap golf vacations.
Golf lovers wanted to enjoy the golf vacations within the low income they have in USA and even in Europe as well. There require little planning and selecting best package from the rush of golf vacations packages in the market.
Many of the discounts are available to avail in order to enjoy with the golfing during the golf vacations. There are lots of packages which also allow the lovers to pay half prices of the normal prices. These packages are so easy going which make it possible for the normal golfer to enjoy the golf within the budgeted amount. Golf lovers can search out for the resorts which also provide accommodations along with golfing. The average income person can also enjoy with the golfing and can also plan own golf vacations in the area of ones choice.
It is not been dream to visit the best place for the golfing. Considering a golf tour at the ideal places in the world with colleagues, co-workers, families, friends and with the business partners is not a dream now. Only problem with the cheap golf vacations is about off season. All the cheap golf vacations are arranged and offering in the off season. Off season means the time when most of the golfers dont come to enjoy the golf vacations. But its not a big problem, off season sometime more fruitful than the other seasonal golfing. In this time less people come for golfing and visitors can enjoy at their fullest while playing golf in the off season. There is less competition and courses are free every time to enjoy golfing. In this time golfers often bargain for the prices with the owners and managers of the courses and sometime get best golf vacations packages due to the strong competition between the different golf courses.
Internet is best source for hunting and selecting the best golf courses and spots throughout in the world. In US more and more people are using internet and hence it become so much easy for them to select and bargain for the course of their own choice. After selecting the best golf course go for hunting by contacting reliable travel agent. Plan the golf vacations to and make the budget and enjoy the golf vacations .
Personalized travel passport cases give you a greater feeling of security as you handle your documents. They are easy to trace whenever needed which makes you navigation at ports of entry and exit easier. Lose it and you will face the trouble of delayed departures and denied entries.
They will give you a better chance at getting organized and making it easy to get any document you need at a particular time. It makes it easier to pass gates during travel and not cause other persons to complain on queues as you search everywhere. Everything needed it traced fast and the flow is smooth.
The availability of a number of slots gives you room to store and carry the other supporting documents like cards for medical cover and licenses for drivers. You will also find it a convenient slot to keep tickets and receipts as well as credit or debit cards that you might require while on the trip. There is enough room for cash or checks to make your purchases or transactions easy.
There are a number of colors to match your personality and serve to compliment your travel needs. This makes your traveling something unique and reduces your luggage in to one package. The colors are purely natural in their appearance and do not fade despite prolonged use.
Durability is guaranteed, if the material is carefully selected to give you an elegant and stylish feeling. Any leather is usually purchased from the best factories after careful and professional treatment. All the documents in the wallet do not fold and are not damaged when stored.
You may request the engraving of your initials or could have all the names plus a logo or favorite symbol. This makes it easy to identify it and more so in case you happen to misplace it while on travel. The names or initials could be indicating personal or corporate identity.
Customized cases come with additional features like pockets for calculators and pens. This gives you convenience during signing since you can trace either of them with ease without spending all the time in the search. It is up to you to pick the size that works for you and the shape or any other features you wish to incorporate.
Zippers clasp and Velcro fittings prevent your documents from falling off. All your documents regardless of their sizes are secured from the possibility of falling or getting spoilt in bad weather. Made for easy to clean and dry without compromising on the quality. Add a strap to secure it on the neck for easy access.
The manufacture of personalized travel passport cases has provided for effective folding that does not damage any documents yet allows carrying them on the shirt as wells as ladies handbags. High quality leather and suede and in other cases polyester and canvas make it an elegant choice. You are guaranteed comfort and an impressive feeling anytime you have one in your hands.
Wants to spend a refreshing and regenerating time out from the busy and hectic life then country vacation resorts is the best option. The main motive of country vacation resorts is to provide luxury, leisure and entertaining vacations to the people to rejuvenate and refresh them. The Country Club India Limited is the biggest and largest growing family resort group who presents large number of resorts in different national and international locations. The club has around 50 owned resorts and around 155 franchise resorts. The country family club presents the affiliation to more than 4000 other resorts to membership holders. The member list of the club includes well established corporate such as Microsoft, Brooke Bond India Ltd, CMC Ltd. and Dr. Reddys Labs. Being a member of country club you can enjoy the enjoy living in all the luxurious resorts whether owned, alliance and affiliated with the country club. This facility can be availed through point system of the club.
Country Vacation Manali well known part of country club resorts presents exotic range of resorts like Country Club Orchard Green, Country Club De Vivendi Resorts, Country Club River Country Resorts and Country Club Snow Valley Resorts. You can enjoy the splendid and exciting vacations in Manali resorts in the summer of April June and after monsoon in September to October. People fond of snowfall can enjoy the mesmerizing beauty of Manali in December and January.
Country Club Orchard Green of Country Vacation Manali is full of gorgeous locations and excellence of living. The resort is just 585 km away from Delhi and 315 km from Chandigarh. The resort is covered with beautiful sceneries and presents excellent facilities to the guest.
Country Club De Vivendi Resorts is a home away from home providing privilege experience to every guest. The name of the resort reflects the Italian meaning of Manner of living and offers cosy atmosphere to the guest. The resort is located at the main highway of Manali.
Country Club River Country Resort of Country Vacations Manali is an exclusive and elegant resort situated at the famous Mall Road. The beauty of the resort highlights with the natural light reflecting in the lobby area from windows. The reception area is full of wooden sculptures and show pieces. Three exotic restaurants of the resort serve delicious eatery to the guest.
Country Club Snow Valley resort is surrounded with the lush green area of deodar trees and bright apple plants. The sun shines over the resort throughout the day giving warm welcome to the guests. The rooms of the resort provide the excellent view of mountains covered with snow. Various adventurous facilities of fishing, paragliding, horse riding, water rafting and skiing can be availed.
Dubai, an emirate in the United Arab Emirates, has emerged as one of the most popular cities in the modern world. An ideal hub, both for professionals as well as tourists, it serves as the center of industrial and commercial trading in the Middle East. Over the years, this cosmopolitan city has grown to become one of the main centers of Persian commerce and trade. Historically, it had its economical base on the Oil industry, but with time, aviation, real-estate and tourism encouraged a number of foreign companies to make this city their base. Also, this location has become a must-visit center from enthusiastic tourists from round the globe. Famous tourist agencies have made Dubai tours a must in their package offers in recent years.
One of the most famous attractions of Dubai is the Burj Khalifa. This is a gigantic building and is the tallest man-made structure in the world. The skyscraper has 163 floors, the highest in the world and is located along the Sheikh Zayed Road. It took nearly 7 years for the construction of this huge building. There is an Observation Deck on the 124th floor named At the Top. Visitors are allowed to view a magnificent glimpse of the landscape around from this tower in real-time. Also, previously saved images taken from this Observation Deck are on display here.
Also, a major tourist attraction, which should never be missed on Dubai holidays, is Palm Jumeirah. This is an artificial archipelago, brought into existence by a company owned by the Dubai government, Nakheel. Located in the coastal area of Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah is one of the three of the planned islands called palm Islands. It is in the shape of a palm tree comprising a main trunk, from which, 16 outgrowths, 8 in either sides, make up the main structure. It is surrounded by a crescent-shaped island.
For shopaholics, the urban city has Gold Souk, which is located in the business areas of the city in Deira. Around 300 retailers in this world famous market carry out their trade in jewelery items made from pure gold. According to rough estimation, approximately 10 metric tonnes of pure gold is always in this market at any given point of time. A surprising statistical study say, that India is the biggest buyer of this gold, accounting for nearly 23 per cent.
Dubai also excels in providing tourists with exceptional beaches, restaurants and other forms of entertainment like, desert safaris. Also, the culture and ethnicity of this famous location is mesmerizing and people from every nook and corner of the world come to spend their holidays in this beautiful place. The city flourishes in the urban lifestyle and offers visitors with mouth watering cuisines from around the world. Large shopping malls and markets are dotted in this posh metropolis making it an ideal place for shopping.
Being associated with Country Vacations will give immense satisfaction and pleasure to any Country Vacations Membership holder. The trips get a different glamour when its organized by Country Vacations. One feels specially attended and cared in every step taken before and during any venture with Country Vacations.
The Country Vacations specially arranged health clubs, exotic spas, banquet halls, luxury cottage room give the respite any stressed soul and body would normally be requiring. The revitalization is best arranged for by Country Vacations. They know exactly just what all would suffice to let you be in your best state of mind and spirits.
Each suite booked for Country Vacations Membership holders are so intricately and elaborately decorated, that it gives a grand feeling to anyone who stays in the suites. Special attractive discounts for the sightseeing tours sessions come with every Country Vacations Membership. That tour session will assuredly cover all the important spots of the city to venture in. Free Spa and pulsated discotheque and pubs are also included for the interested Country Vacations Members.
Bangalore presents to any visitor an enchanting land which has abundant scenic beauty and warmth. It has splendor and pomp of magnificent ethnicity and spectacular marvels of up to date modern engineering in each of the nooks and corners of the city. Somehow Country Vacations makes it a point to let you feel that its warmth and grandeur is much more than what exist actually. Country Vacations makes it better a place for restoration of vigor when any trip is arranged by them.
The Country Vacations Membership makes the trips more worthwhile with the splendid offers punched in with the trip grandeur. Moreover, one can customize the Country Vacations Schedules as per their requirements and preferences, as in if someone wants to go for more of temples in the session of Country Vacations Bangalore or if someone wants more of adventurous ventures in Bangalore, they are allowed to express their suggestions to customize a particular Country Vacations trip arranged.
Theme-based-restaurants are specially arranged by Country Vacations for families and friends of people having a Country Vacations Membership. Sports like Snooker and Table Tennis are also arranged for the guests who have Country Vacations caring for their comfortable and entertaining stay in Bangalore. Even he delicacies which are special in Bangalore are personally selected by Country Vacations representatives and guides for the guests.
Sailing in Greece is perfect when you are in the Ionian Islands. Ionian Islands is a group of islands located in the western portion of Greece. It is perfectly situated along the Ionian Sea on the coasts of Peloponnesus and Epirus. Its major islands are Paxos, Cythera, Ithaca, Lefkas, Zacynthus, Cephalonia, and Corfu. The islands first inhabitants were the Old Greeks. They first occupied the islands probably near the beginning of the 9th or 10th century BC. Yet, it was later ruled by other western civilizations. Among them are the Roman (146 BC), Byzantium (300 AD), and the Venetian Empires (1204 AD). Subsequently, before it was acquired by Greece in 1864 and claimed the island as part of the country’s official territory, the island was earlier yielded to other countries. These include France (1807), Russia (1799), Turkey (1799), and the United Kingdom (1815).
Ionian Islands is also recognized as Eptanisa or the Seven Islands because of its 7 major islands. Because of its mild climate and nice ports, it became one of Greece’s most visited yacht charter areas along the east coast of the Mediterranean Sea.
When you are cruising in Greece, it is very common to see gulet motorsailers, yachts, flotillas, and bareboats. If you are taking your holiday with your kids or the whole family, sailing in Ionian Islands is ideal for you. This is because the islands has calm seas and gentle winds. Travelers who are not excperienced in sailing can also enjoy the islands perfect climate.
Sailing in Greece through the Ionian Islands is an ideal holiday vacation. The islands has several harbors and docks that can be used as a charter base. Preveza, Corfu, and Lefkas are Ionian Islands 3 yacht charter bases. From these 3 ports, the most visited and admired is the Lefkas harbor. Lefkas is characterized by its apt Mediterranean climate and interesting trekked mountains. Furthermore, its beaches have golden sand and full-size waves. Lefkas’ most beautiful beaches include Perigiali, Nikiana, and Nidri.
On the other hand, some sailing tourists favor the Preveza port. It is located along the Amvrakia Gulf. The port is distinguished by its sturdy crosscurrent.
So the next time you are sailing in Greece, do not forget to spend your holiday vacation in Ionian Islands. It has all you wanted – a great retreat that is ideal for you and your whole family.
There are plenty of reasons to visit the Palawan island resort called Arena.
1. Arena Island’s beauty is a reflection of its healthy environment.
The powdery sand and clear waters are just the tip of the iceberg, so to say, of the island’s beauty. Nested in a coastal community in Palawan called Narra, the island is surrounded by a thriving coral reef, which serves as home to many fish species and other forms of marine life. Take a dive or go snorkeling to get a better view of the colorful underwater world in this pristine part of the Sulu Sea, which is a big part of tourism in Palawan.
2. A place committed to conservation.
The original residents of the island, the pawikan, along with many endemic bird species, find the island a perfect sanctuary where they can peacefully co-exist with humans. The island resort is an eco-tourism location designed with the future of the sea turtles in mind. While the island may have modern amenities to accommodate its visitors, the management makes sure that these will also promote the well-being of the island’s non-human inhabitants.
3. Treat yourself to a private getaway.
The exclusive island is a great place for a luxurious vacation. And because of Arena’s thrust, you can rest easy without the guilt of leaving carbon footprints behind.
If you’re planning on staying longer to bask in the natural beauty and serenity of Arena Island, there are plenty of options you can take. One of them is staying at the casitas and pavilions built in the island. Arena Island resort has a package that will make things much easier for your pocket with its recently launched Casita Nightly Rate Lean Season Promo. Among a lot of other perks, the package gives guests a 12% discount on room rates.
The promo includes the following: usage of the Floating Deck and Tree House, personal butler, beach volleyball, stargazing (in-house telescope), fishing, sound system and videoke, indoor board games, round-trip transfers (land and boat), visit to the Turtle Sanctuary, 2D/1N stay in the Casita, and full-board meals.
Casita Nightly Rate Lean Season Promo can be booked at the hotel website until July 11, 2013. It can be used for stays between Monday and Thursday, from July 1 to October 28, 2013. Feel one with nature even after staying in the comfort of your accommodation since the bedroom opens to a veranda with an exquisite view of the sea and the powdery sand. The resort also has a tree house and hammock, floating veranda for cocktails, al fresco dining areas, and the service of massage therapists. After your trip, you can share your Palawan island resort experience online to help make more people aware of the progress of the turtles and the beauty of their home.
January remains one of the most favoured months for planning a winter getaway. With different parts of the world being under different climactic zones, there are plenty of places to escape to for a warm sunny winter far away from the somewhat brutal English cold. The Golden Triangle Tour of India, sightseeing in Egypt, and going on an odyssey to Thailand are just some of the ways for ensuring a pleasurable time during January.
Planning ones January holidays in Egypt makes for a terrific idea. In fact, many travellers worldwide catch their flights to Egypt during January. The weather gods ensure that weather conditions dont play spoilsport for exploring all the seductive trappings of the destination such as the legendary Nile River cruises and the knock out sightseeing attractions. In simple words, January is one of the perfect times to revel in the wonders of Egypt like taking hot air balloon rides over Luxor and getting awed by the stunning monuments such as the pyramids of Giza, the Egyptian Museum, the Coptic Quarter, and Hanging Church.
India, with its scores of tourist trappings, is another popular hot choice for a January winter holiday. Weather conditions are just about perfect for almost every imaginable activity such as exploring the tourist gems on the Golden Triangle Tour, visiting wildlife zones, getting high on the sun, sand, and surf experience of Goa and Kerala, and indulging in adrenalin pumping winter sports like skiing and rollerblading in the high altitude areas of Kufri, Auli, Manali, and Gulmarg. No small wonder that India is one of the perfect places in the world for a cheap winter sun destination.
Most British visitors who escape to the land of smiles during the bone chilling cold of an English January find swear by the destination. The pristine beaches of Phuket, Koh Samui, and Krabi, as well as the seductive nightlife, shopping escapades, temples, and cuisines of Bangkok draw quite a few tourists during January. The country also bubbles with merry festivals such as Mekong Sunrise: The First Sunrise in Thailand, King Meng Rai Festival, and Bang Sai Folk Arts & Crafts Fair during January. In fact, reasons are aplenty for hunting down all inclusive holiday deals to Thailand during the month.
Mauritius tends to get somewhat hot, humid, and rainy during January. However, this very reason makes the country a good choice for seeking some cheap all inclusive holiday packages to. Careful planning can even go a long way in getting discounts on first as well as business class flights to the destination during January. Areas near the western coastline are best for a January visit as the rains here are comparatively less frequent than the other regions. Usually, temperatures range from 29C to 31C in the coastal regions and normally dont fall under 20 C in the higher regions.
A beautiful city nestled on Costa Brava, Lloret de Mar has access to some of the region’s most pristine beaches the largest of which, Lloret Beach, has been awarded the the Blue Flag award for cleanliness. People from all over Europe travel via Barcelona to Lloret de Mar, making it a must-see tourist hotspot for anyone looking to spend time in the sun and on the sand.
There are many coves, inlets, and stretches of sand which make up the area’s variety of beaches; with easy access from the airport in Barcelona to Lloret de Mar, these beaches have become major destinations for young people from places like Denmark, France, the UK, the rest of Portugal, and even as far away as America and Australia. This article will talk about some of the beaches in the area and where you might find them.
The most popular beach in the area, and the beach from which the town gets its name, is Lloret Beach, located right off the main city centre. This beautiful sandy coastline is almost 1.5 km long and is popular with both locals and tourists. During peak season, this beach is completely packed with sunbathers, swimmers, and people playing beach sports. This is definitely the place to see and be seen, and people travel from Barcelona to Lloret de Mar to be amongst the sunbathers on these sands.
Fenals is the second longest beach, measuring just over 800 metres long. It is a bit more secluded when compared to Lloret Beach and is separated from it by a large massif, which creates a buffer from the wind and the city noise. However it still offers glimpses of the high buildings through the trees.
If you want something a little more removed, but still easily accessible, check out Santa Cristina beach. A calm cove is created by two high hills on either side on one of them is Santa Cristina chapel, from which you can access the beach by taking the little pathway from the left side of the church and following it down to the sand. Once you’re there, you’ll be treated to soft bird songs and gentle waves. Though less popular with locals and people travelling from Barcelona to Lloret de Mar, it’s still a great beach to visit.
One of the farthest beaches from the town centre is Canyelles Beach. This beach is covered in the soft white sand that is typical of Costa Brava, and the high hills surrounding the beach itself are covered in pine trees. This creates the illusion of remoteness that makes for a very relaxing place to spend an afternoon. Access to this beach is easy. On the road that leads to Tossa de Mar, there’s a pathway on the right side that descends down onto the beach – but be careful because it’s easy to miss.