Kerala is an interesting holiday destination located on the southwestern part of India. This attractive state has maintained an inimitable cultural characteristic by customs, arts and festivals that continue to flourish. In this state there are interesting touring destinations, among which backwater destinations are unique destination of Kerala. The Kerala backwater cruise offers every tourist the opportunity to look at and learn the real village life of Kerala, plantations and greenery. Some of the Kerala holiday packages which are extremely popular amongst Indian as well as Worldwide tourists are Holiday in beautiful mount stations, interesting backwater destination like Cochin, Kumarakom, Holiday in a tradition houseboat, rejuvenating health spa and ayurvedic tour packages, wildlife tour packages, etc. You can book a holiday tour packages according to your choice and preferences.
Well condition you are a wildlife enthusiasts, then Kerala wildlife tour packages offers you an opportunity to view the lovely flora and fauan of the state. The Wayanad and Pereira Wildlife Sanctuary are accepted worldwide for elephant recognizing in Kerala. On your Kerala wildlife holiday visits can be made to the destinations similar to Periyar, Munnar and Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary and numerous other interesting wildlife getaway of the state.
The other popular Kerala tours are the holiday package to the beautiful hill stations of the state. Munnar is one of the most beautiful, serene hill resorts in the state which attracts travelers, honeymoon couples and holidayers from all over the world. Munnar is like a paradise for newly wedded honeymoon couples and nature lovers. During the holiday package in Munnar the trekking and hiking enthusiast will get a wide range of options in Munnar. If you are an adventure freaks then various further options such as biking, water sporting activities activities also will be available for you in Kerala.
Nowadays the backwater or houseboat cruise packages is the most preferred holiday package among the tourists. The most required after backwater holiday trips presented in Kerala are Alleppey, Kumarakom, Kochi, and Kottayam etc. Overnight stay on a traditional luxury houseboat of Kerala and cruising through the small canals, passing through the Kerala’s villages is the most delightful way to explore the beautiful backwaters of Kerala – the God’s Own Country.

Runners often seek OBX vacations because our part of the country is ideal for outdoor enthusiasts. For runners, the Outer Banks is perfect because of our mild temperatures and constant ocean breeze. The very popular Outer Banks Marathon is a 3 day event coming up on Veterans Day weekend (November 9-11) that allows running enthusiasts to experience how special OBX vacations are. This is the 7th running of the marathon and the weekend offers something for everyone. Atlantic Realty is happy to offer big savings for runners on our Outer Banks vacation condos and homes.

If youre not a runner those planning their OBX vacations in early November will still enjoy the race. What makes the Outer Banks Marathon unique is the Beat the Bridge aspect of the race. Runners have until 1:00 to make it over the bridge at mile 22. To Beat the Bridge runners need to maintain a pace of 16 minutes per mile. The marathon includes different races including a full and half marathon, a wheelchair division, and the Outer Banks 8K. The Outer Banks 8K is a back yard tour of the Outer Banks, starting in Kill Devil Hills and continuing through the Nags Head Woods Maritime Forrest. It is partially on a dirt road and walker-friendly.

OBX vacations are best in the fall when the crowds die down and runners will experience a great atmosphere of support for this years marathon. Our Outer Banks vacation condos are perfect for athletes, their families, or fans of the event. Atlantic is offering runners lots of specials so plan your OBX vacations with us. For marathon runners Atlantic is offering free early check in and late check outs.

Atlantic Realty also makes runners OBX vacations relaxing with a discounted spa package that includes a massage. Its the perfect way to wind down after a grueling run! Vacationers can also enjoy our Outer Banks vacation condos with a gift basket that includes fresh fruit, bagels, and more. Atlantic Realty is also offering runners who stay at our Outer Banks vacation condos with discounted coupons and/or gift certificates to Outer Banks Running Company.

So remember to choose Atlantic Realtys Outer Banks vacation condos available to runners, family, and fans of the Outer Banks Marathon. Atlantic looks forward to seeing all the fans and runners on your OBX vacations in November, and wishes all the runners good luck in the race.

Ready to start a fun new tradition using great Christmas short stories?

Most families have a Christmas tradition or two that they look forward to sharing together year after year. Traditions draw us closer together and allow us to slow down and enjoy the Christmas season; they’re also something special to share with future generations. If you don’t have a Christmas tradition, try reading Christmas short stories together this year! It’s free, meaningful and gives a slight pause to each day of the hustle and bustle that comes with the holiday season.

Begin on December 1st and read a story each night until Christmas. You may want to plan ahead by having each family member pick out several of their favorite holiday stories to have on hand. You can borrow some from your local library, download them to your iPod (many can be downloaded free), or listen to audio stories. If you are stuck and don’t have enough favorites for each day, explore some new stories. We’ve created a list below to help get you started.

Make story time special by turning off the TV, computers, and iPods after dinner each night (unless of course, you’ve downloaded your Christmas short stories to your iPod). Light some candles, or gather the family around the lit Christmas tree. Make some apple cider or hot chocolate and have a small treat like a Christmas sugar cookie or shortbread to go with your hot drink. Then settle in to read, or listen to, your Christmas short stories.

You’ll be surprised at how much your family will look forward to this quiet time with each other and you may even have some wonderful conversations during or after reading these timeless Christmas short stories together. Story time is also a great way to wind everyone down before bed, both young and old.

Make this Christmas special and begin a tradition that your family will look forward to each year. Your kids will remember this tradition and may even pass it on to their kids someday!

Here are some stories to get you started. You can find many of these free online.

The Gift, by R. Louis Carroll
The Story of Babouska
T’was the Night Before Christmas, by Clement C. Moore
The Christmas Story, the Bible – Matthew Chapters 1&2
The Gift of the Magi, by O. Henry
The Little Match Seller, by Hans Christian Anderson
The Selfish Giant, by Oscar Wilde
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus, by L. Frank Baum
A Kidnapped Santa Claus, by L. Frank Baum
The Cobbler and His Guest, by Anne McCollum Boyles
The Story of the Candy Cane

We hope that you enjoy reading them and continue the tradition for years to come.

Have you ever been on a houseboat holiday? If not, you should just pack your bags, gather your family and friends hire a houseboat and head towards a holiday which you will cherish for ever. From India to Australia, there are many fascinating holiday spots where you can find houseboat for hire for an exciting holiday.

Vacation by a beach, lake or river is an exciting experience, but vacationing on a water body is something very different and mesmerizing. With large number of people going for houseboat vacation, houseboat hire has become a common practice and houseboat rentals have become very popular. Many travel agencies rent out houseboats for different facilities which will suit every budget.

Spending a weekend in midst of nature surrounded by water on a houseboat either with your family and kids or only with your partner can be a delightful experience. However, its upto you to decide if you want to meander down the backwaters of India or cruise on Australia’s Coast, a well equipped houseboat is enough to fulfill your expectations of a marvelous holiday.

Holiday in a houseboat has many advantages apart from fun and excitement. It saves you from the hassles of carrying stuff that you require on a day trip, change transport every now and then and keep looking for place to stay when you are tired. Houseboats can be used as your mode of transport, your den to stay n have fun, a well equipped kitchen where you can cook and have a lazy and relaxed vacation. You can enjoy activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming, fishing while on board, or lazily lay on the deck. You can go hiking or camping on the shore by stopping the houseboat wherever you like.

However, before deciding upon the houseboat rental agency to take houseboat for hire, ensure if the boat is in good condition. BoatHire.com.au provides different types of boats for hire or on rent for different reasons like sailing, fishing and holiday. All you need is to look out for boats which suit your needs.

One of the reasons why Spain has become a very popular holiday destination is because it supports with ease any kind of holiday. Apart from the famous beach holidays, villa holidays are also part of the holidays that you can choose to enjoy in Spain and from any spot of the country for that matter. The villas have been made available in the different areas of the country and hence regardless of the spot that you choose for your holidays, you can be sure to enjoy that villa holiday with ease.

How to make the holiday work

When going for a holiday, everyone hopes to make it work hence at the end of the day have the best kind of holiday experience in Spain. Planning for the villa holiday is probably the best that you can do to ensure that it does work for you. Remember that many things will be readily available in the villa and hence you only need to pack a few necessities and the clothing that you have to carry. By considering the weather during your holiday planning phase, you will manage to pack everything that is important. This will also help you in choosing the best time of the year to travel to Costa Brava for a great holiday villa stay.

To have a villa holiday that works for you, you also will need to make sure that you have selected the best villa for your stay. Costa Brava has plenty of the holiday villas and even though this is a great thing since you will be exposed to a huge variety hence increasing your chances of finding a villa that meets with your needs, it can also prove to be very hard to decide amongst the many choices that you have as far as the villas are concerned.

Important considerations

When looking at the many options that Costa Brava has for your holidays, you also have to bring your holiday expectations into the picture. This will help you in choosing a holiday villa that is in the right location, is the right size and has everything that you feel is important for your holiday enjoyment. The villas are of course designed to offer you the convenience and privacy that you long to enjoy during the holidays but it is also important to remember that they can be different and hence you need to compare before you can make the final decision.

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Most likely the best way to enjoy a vacation with the family, spend time in a cottage, that is for rent all over the world. Vacation rentals are the best choice of accommodation for travelers looking for a self catering style holiday. The villa is up more than apartments and hotel rooms, and is generally a two-story structure, the property is a safe and pleasant environment for families and children means.

Renting a villa, you are assured of a generally more quiet and relaxed atmosphere compared to the apartments. Villas building can be solved on large plots of land away from neighbors and thus providing more privacy. Apartments are often associated with a high tower, and the apartments could have neighbors above, below and on both sides of the unit. While this may be considered sociable, noise can often be a disadvantage.

The advantage of renting villa is that the children’s outdoor space you get with villas and even adults can enjoy this space for grilling, which rarely something you are entitled, in an apartment there so much.

Villas are available in various sizes, styles and structures, and thus the price of the villa Prices vary depending on depending on this. One thing that you can be sure of is that villa rentals are much better value for money compared to hotels.

With the ownership, blasting out of the past 15 years, holiday homes all over the world are available. If you want to book a holiday home, then you need to find a trustworthy site apartments.

Rent in the search for villa, you should find a reliable site apartments and do your research on the villa, to ensure it meets with your requirements.

Villa are available in many popular countries in Europe and the U.S. Asia and Australia. Tourists can see the value when booking a value for money holiday home that offers the necessary flexibility.

At the moment there is a demand for apartments in Dubai and other emerging destinations in Europe.

When booking a self catering holiday villas, you can be assured of a house-door and accommodation can be accountable for your own cooking and entertainment.

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Are you planning for an exotic vacation?
A trip to Sydney will be the best option for you because it is considered as one of the hottest destination among travellers. Though there are a number options available for staying in this beautiful city, but mostly travellers prefer staying in holiday homes Sydney owing to the benefits that they provide. These accommodations will let you make the most out of your stay in Sydney. These furnished apartments would offer you comfort, convenience and complete privacy that you may require on your entire trip.

Holiday homes Sydney are completely furnished properties containing large living spaces, built in kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms. You must consider staying in them if you want to enjoy the comforts of home while on a vacation trip. They are elegant and modern holiday apartments because they are all equipped with modern amenities. Beautiful interiors, clean marbled floors, wooden work and exotic location are some of the attributes that make these apartments stand apart from hotels. Almost all of these apartments have modern technology including the facilities of satellite TV, DVD player, CD player and the Internet facility. You can enjoy your quality time with your friends or family members by watching some of your favourite movies or programs on TV.

The most important feature of holiday homes Sydney is that they are well equipped with modern functional kitchen. You may find all modern kitchen appliances including microwave, oven, fridge, freezer, washer, dryer, utensils, and many other appliances that one needs for cooking ones food. You will enjoy the liberty of preparing your favourite food and relish it with your friends and family members. You will have the liberty to prepare and eat food whenever you like. But, you may not enjoy all these facilities while staying at a hotel.

Staying in holiday homes Sydney is quite economical than staying in hotels. You must prefer staying in holiday homes if you want to save money and use it for meeting the other expenditure of your trip. The Internet is a rich source to locate some of the best holiday homes Sydney. You can browse through the various websites that provide ample information about them. You must choose one that caters to your requirement and budget.

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Many travel firms have kept tour prices unchanged while others are offering big discounts of 30-35 per cent for the upcoming National Holiday early next month (September 2).

The Sai Gon Giai Phong newspaper reported on Monday that the The He Tre Tourism Co, in collaboration with Vietnam Airlines, will offer two tours of the northeastern region at unchanged prices despite it being a holiday, when prices normally rise significantly.

Those who take the tours will be able to enjoy several attractions including the Dong Van Stone Plateau, Lung Cu Flag Pole, Ma Pi Leng Pass, Ba Be Lake, Nguom Ngao Cave and Ban Gioc Waterfall.

The tours, lasting six or seven days starting from August 30, cost VND9.8 million (US$470) and VND11.4 million ($540), respectively. This would be up to 35 per cent lower than current market prices, the company said.

For the National Day holiday, Fiditour is offering tours from HCM City to favoured destinations like Phu Quoc and Con Dao islands with discounts of up to 30 per cent.

A three-day all-inclusive tour price for Phu Quoc will be reduced by VND1.57 million ($75) to VND5.19 million ($250) per visitor, while that for Con Dao will drop by VND300,000 ($14) to VND6.46 million ($310).

Doan Thi Thanh Tra, marketing and communication director of the Saigontourist Travel Service Co, said that in keeping with the policy to promote domestic tourism, the company had guaranteed that it would not only refrain from increasing tour prices on this occasion, but also offer many cost-saving tours.

Tourists from HCM City can choose tours to Buon Ma Thuot, Ha Noi, Hai Phong, Sapa, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Da Lat, or Phan Thiet with prices ranging from VND2.5-6.5 million ($120-310).

Besides, there are longer tours to the northern, central and western regions priced from VND5 million ($240) onwards, departing from HCM City on September 1 and 2.

Since this year’s National Day holiday falls on Monday, most visitors tend to choose short tours of 3-4 days.

On the occasion of the National Day, Saigontourist would launch its river tours, Tra said.

Recommended tours include a half-day tour to Cu Chi Tunnel, Long Phuoc Garden and Binh Quoi Tourist Village; and a full-day tour to Can Gio and Long An. The tours cost VND294,000-2.23 million ($14-106) per person.

Ton That Hoa, general secretary of the HCM City Tourism Association (HTA), said that the association would sign this week a domestic tourism stimulus programme with Vietjet Air.

The agreement would be a win-win situation for everyone, Hoa said, adding: “Travel firms will have more opportunities to exploit cheap air tickets to sell tours and consumers will have the opportunity to buy cheap travel tours.”

For families, especially those who appreciate nature, the French Alps are the perfect holiday destination. Fresh Alpine air, lush pine forests, green meadows and valleys, crystal lakes, and majestic mountains are just the beginning of this region’s many attractions. The family-friendliness of the area is perhaps most apparent in its numerous catered chalets, which provide the perfect mix of comfort, luxury, and privacy. Some can sleep as many as 30 people, which is great for extended families.

Of course, lovely as they are, theres a lot more to the French Alps than its picture-perfect catered chalets. Listed below are some attractions and activities that are perfect for families. From extreme water sports, leisurely nature hikes, or informative tours, every member of the family is sure to have a fun and memorable time.

Play in the snow

Just looking out the windows of its lovely catered chalets, you can already tell that its pristine slopes and state-of-the-art skiing facilities are definitely among the main attractions of Tignes. However, the younger set may want to engage in a sport they consider more hip and exciting. If your family wants to try something new, snowboarding is the perfect activity to learn together.

In Tignes, snowboarding schools offer lessons to students of different ages and skill levels. Students can also choose how intensive their lessons to befrom basic courses that take only a day to longer advanced courses. Once you and your loved ones have your snow legs, you can all head on out to play together in the snow or challenge yourself on the slopes.

Enjoy a day in the sun

If beautiful nature is what youre after, youll definitely be spoiled for choice during your holiday in the French Alpsjust look out the window of your cosy catered chalets and youll know what we mean. It almost doesnt matter which town you choose, the sheer beauty of the region is sure amaze you. Lake Geneva, for example, is the perfect place for a family picnicenjoying the lovely scenery imbibing in wine, cheese, chocolate, and other Swiss delicacies. The sunlight hitting the blue water and the surrounding greenery is perfect for picture-taking and watching boats on the lake; afterwards, you can engage in water sports such as sailing, swimming, and boating. You can even reserve a campsite if you want to rough it and spend some time away from your catered chalets. The best view of the Alps and the surrounding areas, however, is by cable car, so head on up to Aiguille du Midi, which is the steepest cable (an arguably the most thrilling) ride on Earth.

For many going on holiday can be a very stressful experience. This is kind of ironic as going on a holiday is supposed to be relaxing. The main reason why so many people are at their wits end is usually down to a lack of planning, preparation and leaving things to the last minute. With just a few simple changes in how you organise your holiday you can make your next holiday a relatively stress free and enjoyable one.

Children

Going on holiday is a family affair however, for many parents the holiday can turn into a nightmare dealing with and servicing the demands of the kids. It is important to remember that as a parent you have a life too and that the family should not revolve around the kids. The children are a part of the family not the centre of it. Therefore, before you go on holiday make it crystal clear with the kids that mum and dad want to relax too. This will mean some sort of negotiation and compromise that can work along the lines of taking the kids to the zoo in the morning but, the afternoon is for relaxing on the beach with a nice refreshing fruit cocktail.

Sunscreen

You finally arrive at your holiday destination after a long flight and you head down to the beach to catch a few rays. The sun is hot however, you realise you forgot to pack the sunscreen oil, ouch! If you and the family are going to a hot country make sure you take plenty of sunscreen and make sure the protection is strong enough. The minimum protection is SPF 15 but if you are heading to the Asia you will need sunscreen with at least 25 to 30 SPF.

Travel and Medical Insurance

Travel insurance is one of the most common and important things people forget to organise when they go on holiday. They only realise they need it when they end up in a foreign hospital with a huge medical bill to treat their broken leg. As well as your medical costs insurance can protect you from losing your luggage and valuables. It can also cover you if your flight or holiday is cancelled. There are many online and comparison websites to check what is available. Compare the best deals and only get cover on things that are relevant to your situation. Usually the earlier you book the cheaper it will be.