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Showing posts with label Book flights. Show all posts

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

On the Road Down Under: Australia's Most Beautiful Road Trips

Australia is a vast continent with wonderfully diverse landscapes. However, when visiting it can feel impossible to see or experience enough of the country. Embarking on a road trip is one of the best ways to truly immerse yourself down under.

Here are three of the best routes for adventurous souls who wish to take in the deep rainforest, the wild bush and the beautiful coastline.

The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road spans 250 kilometres from Torquay to Warrnambool and runs by some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. You can speed along and do the whole thing in one day, or you can – and should – take your time and spend a couple of weeks enjoying the trip.

You’ll meet lots of other travellers on this route, and there is plenty to see as you drive so be prepared to pull over a lot.

What to Do

• Visit the Twelve Apostles (be there at sunset) 

• Experience the Grotto 

• See koalas in the wild at River Kennet 

• Surf at Bells Beach

Cairns to Cape York

If you want the road less travelled, look no further than the 1000-kilometre trip from Cairns to Cape York. This route is known for its variety, including stunning coastal views, epic rainforests and extreme dirt tracks. This is not one for novices as the driving can be tough and some roads are only passable at certain times of the year. The route will take planning and will differ depending on weather conditions – you’ll almost certainly need a four-wheel drive.

Take camping gear and be prepared to cook for yourself. Additionally, it’s recommended you allocate two to three weeks for the journey – you’ll want a couple of days in Cape York to relax before heading back.

What to Do

• See the Great Barrier Reef 

• Go to Thursday Island 

• Go on a Daintree River Cruise 

• Visit Fruit Bat Falls

The Savannah Way

The Savannah Way is a long route that stretches from Cairns in North Queensland to Broome in the west. It is 3700 kilometres long and runs through no fewer than fifteen National Parks. It is very common for people to do just a section of the route, such as Broome to Katherine. However, if you have time to spare and fancy giving the whole thing a go, it will be an utterly unforgettable experience.

Though a four-wheel drive is not necessarily necessary, do be prepared for the worst. Carry emergency food and water as well as a radio for when mobile phone reception drops out.

What to Do

• Bushwalking in the National Parks 

• See ancient Aboriginal rock art 

• Go on a sunset cruise through Katherine Gorge 

• Visit the lava tubes at Undara

Before You Go: Car Hire Excess Insurance


Insurance is not the most exciting topic, but if you are planning an adventurous road trip car hire excess insurance is an absolute necessity. This will cover you for a range of eventualities. After all, you never know what could happen on the road. Rental companies tend to charge ridiculous amounts, so get a good car hire excess insurance deal sorted before you leave for Australia.

Author: Laura Jeeves


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Sunday, 26 August 2018

All Inclusive Vacations - What Is Included In These Packages? What Should You Be Looking For?


Are all-inclusive vacations right for you? They may be if you don't want to deal with the hassle of trying to book every leg of your journey separately. A vacation involves more than booking a hotel and airfare or bus fare. There are a variety of other expenses to consider, including food, tips, car rental or taxi fares, entertainment, shopping, sightseeing, and so forth. It doesn't matter where you choose to go, you will need to eat and drink at the very least. Even if you don't rent a car, you will still need a way to get back and forth between the airport and subway.

Why not just invest in an all inclusive vacation that involves airport shuttle? Many resorts offer this service in vacation packages.

What is included in these vacation packages varies from one hotel to the next. "All inclusive" can be a bit subjective. Typically, you can expect the room, beverages (non-alcoholic and alcoholic), meals, and a few activities. Some of the packages focus on a particular activity or theme: all inclusive honeymoon packages, golf packages, spa package, etc.

If you're traveling with your family, it might make sense to look for packages that include meals and kids' activities. This way, you can trust that everyone will be well-fed and that the kids will have plenty of fun to keep the occupied, without having to pay for everything separately. it will all be included in the initial price.

Other Considerations With All Inclusive Vacations

Another thing to consider is Wi-Fi. This is especially important if you need to stay in contact with business associates even while on vacation. Don't just assume that you'll have Wi-Fi access at any hotel you stay at. While you probably will, there is no guarantee that it will be fast and reliable. At some resorts and hotels, you may be required to specifically request for premium internet. Just take care of this right at the start by looking for all-inclusive vacations that guarantee free, fast Wi-Fi.

Before settling on a package, be sure to read reviews from other tourists as well as the neighborhood itself. Most people prefer staying a large resort in a beach town, whether it's in Phuket, Bali, Mexico, the Caribbean, CA, FL, etc, although there are some great offers at ski resorts, entertainment cities like Vegas, Disney, and in beautiful valleys. Tourist season plays a role in the cost of all-inclusive vacations. Regardless of where and when you want to go, make sure you carefully read the fine print so you'll know exactly what is included with that initial price.

Always begin your discount travel search with online deals. The leading travel agency provides 24/7 customer service and competitive prices on all inclusive vacations. It's easy to use the search and comparison tools to help you find the perfect vacation.

To find out great discounts and coupons for hotels, flights, and vacations, visit website: https://www.wizootravel.com



Author: George Botwin 

Tuesday, 21 August 2018

12 Critical Tips to Saving on Airport Parking



Off-site airport parking is a boon for travelers. Often they prove to be cheaper than parking lots run by airports and online discounts and other conveniences make the option even more attractive.

Satellite parking lots face competition and so it is easy for those in the know to save big.

Here are a few insights:

1. Keep a tab on offers. As the race for success becomes intense, all sites run attractive offers giving away coupons or web only deals. Many offer an e-coupon that entitles the user to a day's free parking at selected parking lots.   This means a saving of US$ 18. Other offers give away a day if you park for two days or 50% off on the first days parking fee.

2. If you are a frequent user of parking lots check for offers where a parking operator with a major presence near airports you use offers a 50% discount if you purchase a certain number of parking vouchers online or on the phone using your credit card.

3. Many parking sites have a different rate for different parking positions. Check on the kinds of parking and rate differences. You could save up to $ 55 for a seven-day parking.

4. Ask for rates depending on the length of stay. Rates vary so if you are going to need parking for a week then you could get a higher discount than the daily rate on offer.

5. Many run a frequent user program where repeat customers are offered many facilities. This is similar to frequent flier programs.

6. Find out if the lots you use offer special discounts to members of AARP, AAA, or other such organizations. In fact, AA members save between 10-20% on parking. Some sites even offer the service of picking up and dropping your car from the airport terminal.

7. Do your research well compare providers, the rates on offer, as well as facilities at the place you need to park. If you are clever you can get more for less.

8. Before you travel use the internet to check on daily and weekly parking offers. There are free days, discounted weekly rates, and guaranteed rates on offer at various times.  You can avail the offer by making a booking online or printing out the page with a code and presenting it to the cashier at the parking lot.

9. Keep track of promotions especially during holiday seasons. Many lots accept coupons and give away discounts offered  by consumer products

10. Often pre-booking parking can get you a saving of even 60% and more.

11. Hotels often offer parking specials, so make use of the extra facility being offered by the hotel you plan to stay in.

12.          Some travel agents who book flight tickets offer advice or coupons for parking at the point of exit and entry. Ask you agent when you book your flight.

Offsite parking is not just fast and convenient it can be a saving too.
I will be please hearing back from you on any tips that you have used that have saved you time and money….

Author: Paul Wilson

Monday, 20 August 2018

Thinking About Travelling To Australia



By size, English-speaking Australia is the 6th largest country in the world and it extends on to include a group of islands - one of which you might be familiar: Tasmania! Other countries close by include New Guinea, Vanuatu, New Zealand, and a few more. So if you're thinking about traveling to Australia, you might appreciate knowing a few answers to some questions that people usually ask before making a trip to 'The Land Down Under' based either on rumors they've heard or the experience of others.

Answers About Appliance Compatibility

For instance, you might appreciate knowing what personal appliances of yours will work in this country, like a blow dryer or some other appliance that you need to 'plug in somewhere'. You should note that although the country is closer to American culture than most of the others, the outlets in Australia are not the same as the outlets in the U.S.

If you're an American traveling to Australia, you're going to need to get some socket adapters and you might also need to get some voltage adapters so that you can get some of your electronic appliances from back home to work. This is of course assuming that these adapters are not already in place at the hotel that you stay at (like if you were to visit with a relative or stay with a friend).

If you want to bring along some VHS videos (like home videos) with you on your trip however, you won't have a problem displaying these because all VHS videos play on Australian VCRs. And if you can manage to get your hands on a DVD player that works in any location of the world, then you'll certainly have no problem with displaying these disks either.

Other things like CD players and personal computers should work fine too, but your current telephone won't work at all unless it can operate on a GSM-900 frequency. Should you decide to stay at a hotel, these accommodations should already be put in place. They're really only relevant if again, you decide to visit with a relative or stay with a friend - or anywhere that might not support or use American-based electronics.

Answers About Tipping
Tipping in a foreign country is always a concern, as we're often not too sure how much to tip or if even tipping is part of the custom. Although it's customary in the United States, it's actually an insult to tip a serviceman in other parts of the world. And what makes the issue even more confusing is that the rules about when to tip, who to tip, and how much to tip change all the time. Fortunately, the tipping rules in Australia are pretty simple. If you want to tip, feel free but note that most service charges are already included in any bill that you pay.

Answers About Touring the Land

Because of its immense size, touring about Australia is nothing short of extreme temptation- so you may appreciate a little lesson in its geography. For instance, If you plan to rent a car and create your own personal excavation, understand that most cities are situated around its coast. As you travel inward, toward the center of this continent, you enter areas that are less populated and the more inward you go - the more remote things become.

Although this certainly presents a circumstance of uncharted adventure for you, you're strongly advised to stick to the cities along the outer limits unless you bring along an experienced guide. As long as you stick to the populated areas, you'll be fine and you may come to enjoy some of the most attractive sights in the world like:

The Great Barrier Reef - located off the northeastern coast of Australia, it's the largest coral reef in the world.

The Red Centre - home to the largest monolith in the world; otherwise known as the Ayers Rock.

Sydney - a popular city that offers Opera House entertainment plus the Bondi, Chinaman, and Manly beaches.

Melbourne - another city known for its stylish architecture, dining, and shopping

Canberra - the most modernized center of the world that serves as Australia's own capital as well.

Of course, you wouldn't want to miss Australia's own unique plant life either - a sight that you simply won't find anywhere else in the world. And because Australia is rich with distinctive plant life, you're bound to catch sight of some unusual animals that you've probably only seen in books!
This certainly isn't an extensive list of all your concerns, but hopefully it answered some of your thoughts about traveling to this great land.

Travel by Bus
Australia's main cities can be well traveled by buses, as they frequently tour these areas on a regular basis. Moving about within urban and rural cities (up to 30 miles from city limits), you can visit some of the popular tourist attractions with discount tickets or ticket purchased directly from the bus driver.

Travel in Australia by Taxi

Traveling by taxi provides an extremely convenient way to move about when traveling short distances to important centers and residential districts.  Like traveling by taxi in the United States, you can flag down a taxi anywhere in Australia including airports, train and bus stations, or even on the street.

Traveling in Australia by Car / Car Rental
Traveling by car rental in Australia is an inexpensive mode of traveling around the cities - especially since some car rental services in the area discount rentals that are arranged for three days or more. Rentals require a driver's license and a credit card that's issued to a driver between the ages of 23 to 70.

Author Bio
Every Car Hire in association with Auto Europe provides discounted car rental with leading rental companies such as Hertz, Alamo, Budget and Europcar.  For information on car hire or car rentals visit Every Car Hire at Car Hire Australia.

Author: Dalvin Rumsey

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