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Top Destinations for Labor Day


Thursday, August 28th, 2014

Labor Day is annually held on the first Monday of September. Labor Day is considered to be the last long weekend of summer travel. So it isn’t surprising that so many Americans head to the airport at the end of August/early September for a final summer vacation. Here are some top destinations for Labor Day:

Charleston, SC: - Charleston is one of favorite Labor Day cities. There is great family fun and great foods. From the downtown historic District to the Waterfront to Fort Summer National Park Charleston offers great things for everyone.

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Washington DC: - Washington is the best place to celebrate Labor Day, with all the monuments, the US Capital, the White House and the Smithsonian there is lots to do here. And all government buildings including Smithsonian museums are completely free. If you are planning a trip to White House then you need to book in advance with the office of your Senator or member of congress.

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New Orleans, LA: - New Orleans is one of the biggest party cities in the country and is the festival capital of the World. So, if you are looking for a party on Labor Day then head to New Orleans. If you have ever wanted to go to New Orleans then this is the best time to visit. After the big hurricane the city is rebuilt and you can see the changes.

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Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL: - Disney World is a magical place to spend Labor Day. It can be crowded; it has 5 theme parks, 2 water parks, Downtown Disney and much more. In Disney World there is something for everyone. In Disney World you will find all parks are very clean, well laid out and lots of places to take a break for a meal.

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Las Vegas, NV: - Las Vegas is a great place for adults to play and have fun anytime of the year including Labor Day. The Las Vegas Strip is a 3.8 mile stretch of Las Vegas Boulevard. Have 19 world largest hotels out of 25 top hotels. There are also many family friendly towns.

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Los Angeles, CA: - Los Angeles is always a top weekend getaway sites like Hollywood, Disneyland and many Universal Studios. If you want to catch the glimpse of a movie or TV celebrity then there is no better place to go than Los Angeles.

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New York City, NY: - New York is the most visited American tourist city. With shopping, museums, Times Square, Broadway shows, the Empire State Building, and of course, the Statue of Liberty, there is more to do in New York than almost any other city.

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Boston, MA: - Boston is one of the best places for weekend getaway. If you and your family love history and wonderful seafood then you must head to Boston for Labor Day. Boston has some excellent museums like the Museum of Science which has 500 hands on exhibits and the Boston’s Children’s Museum. You can also take the Freedom Trail or visit Faneuil Hall which both offers a view of Boston’s history. As for seafood, don’t forget the clam chowder. There are also some great lobster stands throughout the city.

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Amazing Facts About London


Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Planning a trip to London? Check out these amazing facts about London. These facts will definitely fascinate you to visit London:

  • The Houses of Parliament are known as the Palace of Westminster and is the largest palace on the country. And it is illegal to die inside House of Parliament; anyone who dies here is entitled to a state funeral. And if the authorities notice you looking even sick they will carry out of the building immediately.
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  • If you want to drive around downtown, where most of shopping areas and offices are located, between 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. everyone must pay “congestion charge” of 10 pound. This helps to cut down on excessive traffic in the area.
  • If you want to get a London taxi license then you have to prove that you know every single street and landmark in the city. This is called “The Knowledge” and it takes 2 to 4 years to memorize.
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  • Like many unique things Londoners have left while travelling on the tube are a samurai sword, a human skull, a coffin and stuffed puffer fish.
  • It is believed that the Great Pyramid at Giza or the Statue of Liberty could easily fit inside the Millennium Dome, which is now known as the O2 Arena. It is the largest structure of its kind in the world.
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  • More than 1,000 bodies are believed to be buried underneath the Aldgate Tube Station. A plague pit was built in 1665 to bury those who became victims of the London plague epidemic.
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  • London buses were not always red in color. Before 1907, different routes had different-coloured buses.
  • Till 1994 there were no “Road” in the City of London and only Goswell Road which became part of the Square Mile in 1994 after boundary changes. There are plenty of Lanes, Streets and Ways but public paths weren’t to as roads until 16th century.
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  • Big Ben is the bell not the clock tower. The bell inside the tower is called “Big Ben”. The tower itself is called “The Elizabeth Tower” and the bell weight more than 13 tons.
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  • The last person to be executed at the Tower of London was German soldier Josef Jakobs in 1941.
  • The GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of London is significantly larger than that of several European countries, including Belgium and Sweden.
  • Jimi Hendrix lived at 23 Brook Street which was earlier used as office but is now being converted into a museum.
  • Founded in 1694, the Bank of England was the first privately owned national bank in any country.
  • London Heathrow Airport is the world’s busiest airports by international passenger traffic, and the third for total traffic.
  • London used to be the largest and most influential city in the world. With a population of 12 million, it is still the world’s largest financial centre and Europe’s largest city.
  • The Museum of London, which retraces the history of London from Prehistoric times to the present day and is the largest urban history museum in the world.
  • The world’s oldest public zoo opened in London in 1828.
  • The world’s first public street lighting with gas was installed in Pall Mall, London in 1807. In 1812, the London and Westminster Gas Light and Coke Company became the world’s first gas company.
  • Founded in London in 1670, the Hudson’s Bay Company is the world’s oldest chartered company.
  • According to Wealthinsight’s World City Millionaire Rankings May 2013, London is the city with the most multi-millionaires (people with at least $30m in net assets) in the world.



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Most Beautiful & Best Libraries in The World


Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Community Bookshelf, Kansas City, Missouri, USA: - A striking feature in the Kansas City’s downtown is community bookshelf which is very hard to miss. The giant bookshelf is the main attraction of this building. The 22 titles showcased reflecting a wide variety of reading interests as suggested by the local readers and then selected by The Kansas City Public Library Board of Trustees.

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George Peabody Library, Maryland, USA: - This research library at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland has Peabody Stack Room’s five tier soaring atrium and has wrought iron balconies. It is one of America’s most beautiful college libraries with a setting so gorgeous that weddings and special events are often held here. The library contains more than 300,000 volumes of books and many from 19th century.

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Strahov Monastery Library, Czech Republic: - If you ever feel the need to consult a bible when in Prague, head over to the Strahov Monastery. The magnificent Theological Hall in the monastery is full of thousands of editions of the holy book and just about every important title printed in Europe during 18th century. The coolest feature is the two secret passages built within the shelves that can be opened with cleverly hidden fake book levers. The library contains 200,000 volumes of book out of which 3,000 are original manuscripts.

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Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Connecticut, USA: - This windowless Yale library might not be so attractive to look from outside but the interior is breathtaking with beautiful marble walls. This also happens to be the biggest building in the world to preserve ancient books and manuscripts like medieval manuscripts, ancient papyri, the Gutenberg Bible and more.

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The Library of El Escorial, Spain: - The library is located in the Royal Seat of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, the historical residence of the king of Spain. Phillip II was responsible for adding the library and most of the books originally held within. The ceilings were painted with gorgeous frescoes and each representing one of the seven liberal arts: rhetoric, dialectic, music, grammar, arithmetic, geometry and astronomy. These days the library is a World Heritage Site and it holds more than 40,000 volumes in store.

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Vasconcelos Library, Mexico City, Mexico:- Nicknamed the “megalibrary” in Mexico City has an outstanding architecture, this giant library takes up a whopping 409,000 square feet making it large enough to dwarf the painted gray whale skeleton inside the main hall. Outside the library is a beautiful botanical garden that protects the building from the loud city streets noise. Inside over 500,000 books are displayed on glass shelves hanging from the five storied of the building.

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Admont Abbey Library, Austria: - This is considered to be best library in the world. It is the largest monastery in the world. The entire design reflects the ideals and vales of the enlightenment. The ceiling is graced with beautiful Baroque styled that reflects the various stages of knowledge till the Divine Revelation.

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Halmstad City Library, Sweden: - The sleek structure of Halmatad is inspired from nature itself. It has a unique open area that seems to be in harmony with the surrounding by plants. The glass roof doubles up as an eco friendly insulator.

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Library of Congress, Washington DC, USA: - Ranked as the largest library in the world by number of books and shelf space, the Library of Congress in Washington DC also ranks high in attention grabbing factors. Amongst its many buildings the oldest and arguably the most beautiful structure is the Thomas Jefferson Building which has lavishly decorated interiors.

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Wiblingen Abbey Library, Germany: – This is definitely one of the truly stunning and best libraries in the world. A Baroque beauty, the Wiblingen Abbey Library in Ulm, Germany was completed in 1744. The north wing of the library is renowned for its Rococo style, full of gorgeous sculptures and brightly coloured ceiling paintings.

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These are our top 10 picks for the beautiful libraries in the world. If you are fond of reading books then you must visit these libraries.


Top Romantic Islands – You Will Fall in Love


Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

When you are in love you can make anywhere be as romantic as you would like. But here are top 10 romantic islands after visiting these islands you may fall in love again. Take a look:

Tahiti: - There is no better place to celebrate your new life together or to celebrate a milestone of your relationship. Tahiti is also known as French Polynesia and has 118 romantic islands and atolls. If you want classic romantic gateway to Tahiti, you have to stay in an overwater bungalows on the lagoon overlooking Mount Otemanu you love that. And the best overwater bungalow in Bora Bora and Moorea. Couples remember this ultimate romantic trip forever.

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Maldives: - There is nothing like an island plotted in the middle of the Indian Ocean. Heaven on earth, the Maldives isn’t just one gorgeous sandy island with a perfect lagoon. This destination consists of hundreds of such islands. Like other islands the main attractions are Western Hemisphere, overwater bungalows, scuba diving, all water sports, coral reef, infinity edge pool, bar, spa and restaurant serving Maldivian, Mediterranean and Asian cuisine. Sitting out on the soft white sands on this side of the island and watching the sunset soon becomes an addictive evening ritual.

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Fiji: - With more than 300 islands, the most famous is Turtle Island where Blue Lagoon was filmed. Similar can be found on Qamea Island and its eponymous resort. The main attraction that you can enjoy when you are in Fiji: private picnics, waterfalls, snorkeling, a traditional kava ceremony at a welcoming local village, quiet beauty, exotic flavors, luxury villas and the feeling that you have all the in the world together.

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Seychelles: - Many photographers and writers have been visiting the Seychelles in the search of natural beauty, amazing wild life and world class resorts that can be found in these islands. Like North Island is one such resort that creates an organic romantic atmosphere not just from being out on a private island in the Indian Ocean but from exploring the environment that two of you have never seen before.

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St. Lucia: - The jungle draped twin peaks of the Pitons give most dramatic backdrop and the island is blessed with a variety of landscapes like black sand beaches, cocoa plantations and Creole village. Get a close perspective on island life by staying in a bungalow. It will give you feelings like that the island is made just for two of you.

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Hawaii: - The most visited islands in Hawaii are Big Island, Oahu, Kauai and Maui. Kauai is the oldest of Hawaii’s main islands. The beauty of islands added with wind eroded mountains and red walled canyons to primeval rainforest. At Hawaii the intimate retreat on the water and close to Napali Coast, it is very easy to make you romantic.

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Islands of Italy: – The islands of Italy are made for romance. Mainland Italy is one of the most popular and romantic vacation destinations in the world. The most romantic islands in Italy are Sicily, Sardinia, Capri, and Venice. Italy’s picturesque seaside villages, beautiful countryside, lakes, and historic cities are filled with romantic settings, views, hotels, and restaurants.

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Whether you are starting your new relationship or celebrating a milestone of your relationship these places are made for love with unforgettable memory. Plan a trip with your loved one!! Travelation is offering you huge discount on airfare to worldwide destinations. You can check online at http://www.travelation.com or you can call us toll free @877-247-7183 and we will be happy to help you.


Amazing Dog Restaurants In USA


Thursday, August 14th, 2014

For some families their dogs are more than just a pet and they become a part of the family. Families that hold their dogs in such high regard don’t find it unusual to take the animals everywhere they go. No one even think to see a dozen of pets running around our favorite family restaurant, still there are lots of restaurants where dogs can also enjoy their meal with family. Here are some US Dog Restaurants:

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Barking Dog Luncheonette, New York, NY, US: - Barking Dog Luncheonette is a great spot to enjoy a meal with your pet. Here you can find extensive food menu for dogs at reasonable price. At weekends you can see several pets around the outdoor tables. There are also watering fountains for pets outside the restaurants.

The Lazy Dog Cafe, Westminster, CA, US: - The Lazy Dog Cafe is a dog-themed with cozy place, pet-friendly seating and a menu to satisfy all tastes even dogs. Dogs are welcome on the patio and even get their own menu upon request.

Norm’s Eatery & Ale House, Seattle, WA, US: - This restaurant is named after a dog. It features a nightly food special dubbed the “Doggie Bowl”, the theme may be just a little too much for someone specially cat lovers. The space is high on comfort with great bar, couches and booths for dining.

The Dog Bar, Charlotte, NC, US: - This is the place to bring your pets in the Queen city. Located in the NoDa Arts District, the bar serves beer, wine and liquor and allows dogs of all shapes and sizes both indoors and out. All dogs are welcome, as long as they are well-behaved and are up to date on all of their vaccinations. If you want to plan a party for your pet, the Dog Bar is the perfect spot. In this bar children are not allowed due to liability concerns.

The Patio on Lamont Street, San Diego, CA, US: - The Patio caters to foodies and the canines they love. On arrival your pet receives a gourmet house made biscuit and a fresh bowl of water. Also you can enjoy a cocktail from the bar menu in which certain drinks are half price when you bring your dog.

Lucky Lab Brewery, Portland, OR, US: - The Lucky Lab Brewery is centrally located, right over the bridge from downtown Portland. The whole section of the restaurant is dedicated to dog lovers, the outside patio. The outside patio is open aired but and covered with roof. In this area almost 20 picnic tables are located.

Sail Pavilion on the Riverwalk, Tampa, FL, US: - Sail Pavilion is an open air, water front restaurant. Public boat docking is also available. The restaurant is dog friendly, where your dogs enjoy water dishes, free doggy treats and a dog menu with Frosty Paws and Mr. Barksmith Doggie Smoothies.

So, if have a dog in your family, then you should give it a special treat by visiting one of these restaurants.


Five Ways To Book Cheap Airline Ticket


Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

If you want to save your money then you should avoid these five errors:

Buy tickets in Early Morning or at Late Night:- When you looking for a deal on airfare always try to book early and be flexible with your dates. Most of airlines generally release a limited number of inexpensive coach class seats in the morning or early afternoon. Search early in the day for the best and cheap deals. If you are booking late night then have more chances of finding good deals in lowest price.

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Never Fly on a Weekend: - The cheapest days of the week to fly are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. It means if your departure and return flight falls on a Monday or Sunday, you will be paying more than normal fare. This is best way to use of your vacation time and money as well, like trip from Wednesday to Wednesday rather than Sunday to Sunday, but this is only possible if you are flexible with dates.

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Always Depart in the Afternoon: - Always book a flight that departs in the afternoon. But at that time there are great rush and for privilege of flying when the skies are more congested. You will pay more if you selected an early or late departure.

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Book Earlier: - If you are purchasing ticket at end moment then have great chances to pay some extra money. Some time people get a good deal at the last minute but this can happen only in very rare cases. In most cases, the longer you wait, the more you pay. So, start searching a few months before you fly. Whenever you find the best deal at cheapest price, just go for it.

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Try to Save Baggage Fee: - Always remember not all base prices are created are equal. A $300 round-trip flight will cost you $350 if you have checked in luggage. Before, you travel do not forget to check baggage policy of airline with which you are flying. May be you can get a ticket for cheap, but you may have to pay more for baggage. Calculate the cost of baggage fees when comparing prices. They really add up.

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Victory Day in United States


Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Victory Day also known as V-J Day or Victory over Japan Day, this day is celebrated as the anniversary the Allies victory over Japan during World War II. This day is followed by the dropping of the devastating atomic bomb on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9, 1945. Victory Day is a state holiday in Rhode Island in the United States on the second Monday each year. It was a nationally recognized holiday from 1948 to 1975, but it has since been removed due to its reference to good relations with Japan. Rhode Island retains the holiday in tribute to the disproportionate number of sailors it sent and lost in the Pacific front.

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Public Life:

State and municipal offices are closed in Rhode Island on Victory Day. Most of banks, stores, retail stores, liquor stores and supermarkets are open. Some bus services are not operated on their usual schedules because of State Holiday.

History:

Victory Day, or VJ Day, commemorates the anniversary of Japan’s surrender to the Allies in 1945, ending World War II. The atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima on August 6 and Nagasaki on August 9, and the Soviet Union’s invasion of Manchuria in the previous week made the surrender inevitable. President Harry S Truman’s announcement of the surrender set off street celebrations from coast to coast in the United States. The official end of the war did not occur till September 2, 1945, when General Douglas MacArthur accepted the Japanese surrender from General Yoshijiro Umezu aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay. President Truman declared September 2 as the official VJ Day in 1945.

Rhode Island celebrates VJ day as a state holiday but many communities within the US hold special events to honor the day. Want to be the part of this celebration? For the cheapest flight deals you can call us toll free number @877-247-7183 and get huge discount on airfares. Check all details online at: http://www.travelation.com/airlinedeals.html


Ways To Make Long Flight Journey Comfortable


Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

A long-haul flight in coach can torture the body of even the most seasoned traveler and test his nerves. But small accessories in your carry bag can boost comfort and reduce stress level considerably. Here are some tips to help ease the pains of a long-haul flight and make your journey more comfortable:

Reserve a Good Seat: - Always try to reserve the window seat if you want to sleep during travelling. And try to avoid seats near the toilets/ lavatories as other passengers will be accessing these regularly. It is common on long flights for there to be lines, and people walking to or from the toilets may bump or knock your seat. Also keep in mind that the noise and light that escapes when the door is opened may be disturbing, especially when trying to sleep.

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Wear Comfortable Cloths: - When you are choosing your flight wardrobe avoid belts, ties or big buttons avoid anything that can pinch, poke you or constrict. Always try to use soft cottons, fleece, cashmere or any material that can make your journey comfortable.

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Bring a Travel Pillow: - Always bring a travel pillow or head restraint along with you and try to avoid using the inflatable ones. Other option is the inflatable Komfort Kollar because it consumes the least space and weighs practically nothing.

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Bring Something to Entertain Yourself: - Always carry something to entertain yourself like ipod, movies, songs, CD player. You could also bring a new book that you like or portable game or also picking out new magazines at the airport before you leave is a fun way to start your trip.

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Bring Some Snacks: - Take some sweets or other snacks with you. Granola bars, homemade scones, trail mix are good choices. Most airline meals tend to be low in protein and high in carbohydrates.

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Refreshing Accessories: - In every couple of hours spray hydrating mist on your face during the flight. It cools and soothes the skin by moistening it. Also bring toothbrush for refreshing of your mouth. Always carry necessary medications, hand sanitizer, noise canceling headphones, a water bottle, and fuzzy socks. Use eye drop whenever your eyes feel dry. Also carry lip balm to o protect your lips from becoming painfully dry. Bring a small container of hand lotion or cocoa butter if your skin dries easily.

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Stretching: - Technically not a way to make your seat better and more comfortable, standing and stretching regularly can do wonders for your overall comfort level on a flight. Stretching can help combat muscle cramping and fatigue and is an important protective measure against deep vein thrombosis, which can develop when you sit for long periods. Whenever possible, get up every hour or two.

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So when you board a long hour flight follow these tips and stay comfy. Make sure you get a good sleep so you’re all set and recharged to begin your new journey.

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