Archive | July, 2013

The Celebrity Treatment: Six Seriously Chic Toronto Treats

Equal parts cultural center and natural paradise, this Ontario capital is as diverse as they come. If you’re looking for Toronto’s most cosmopolitan side, here are six experiences you can’t do without.

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1. A night (or three) at the Gladstone Hotel

This uber-artsy Queen West property wears several hats — hipster destination, Toronto landmark and unbeatable spot to see and be seen to name just a few — but the vibe here is simply irresistible. Indie musicians play in the ballroom, cabaret nights are regular events, and the on-site Melody and Art Bars host art classes and karaoke parties. Talk about chic. Continue Reading

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Encounter Majestic Manta Rays In The Maldives – At Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort

A haven of natural tranquillity, Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort in the Maldives is a top destination for seeing some of the world’s rarest sea creatures. What’s more, until November this beautiful island resort enjoys its ‘manta ray season’, offering divers, swimmers, snorkellers and even dry-land spectators an even greater chance of spotting one of nature’s more unusual creatures.

Manta Rays In The Maldives
Manta Rays In The Maldives

While manta rays are an endangered species in most parts of the world, they thrive in the Maldives’ waters, especially during the summer months when the higher level of plankton in the water and the prevailing winds and currents of the hot weather entice rays of all shapes and sizes to migrate to Olhuveli’s tempting shores. Continue Reading

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Take to the Water in Tenerife

Cool yourself off with a water-based adventure as part Canary Island holidays, giving you the chance to experience something fun-filled and thrilling as part of your break. The availability of cheap Tenerife holidays means that you can spend your hard-earned cash on day trips, activities and excursions, filling your retreat with unforgettable memories.

Anaga Massifs
Anaga Massifs (photo courtesy of Wikipedia)

When it comes to the water, Tenerife is full of awesome options. While the pools within your resort are usually excellent and a dip in the ocean is just a short walk away from most hotels, booking an activity or trip can inject a little more adventure into your Tenerife holiday and, with so much to choose from, you’re going to be spoilt for choice. Continue Reading

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Unusual Things To Do During Your Trip To Africa

When people are asked to think of things to do in Africa, the first thing that often comes to mind is an African safari. That is a great idea indeed, and certainly something to make time for while visiting the continent. But Africa has so much more to offer and so many other things you need to check out.

Ostrich racingOne activity travelers may not think of is ostrich riding. There are several ostrich farms on the continent and, depending on the country and area you are visiting, most provide ostrich rides to tourists for a small fee. Many of these farms are found in South Africa. A few of them are Highgate Ostrich Show Farm, Cango Ostrich Show Farm, and Chandelier Game Lodge and Ostrich Show Farm. The farms have instructors who will help you onto the animal and get you off to a flying start.

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Ostriches aren’t the only animals you can get up close and personal with while traveling in Africa. South Africa provides tourists with the opportunity to get very close to the penguins that frequent the Cape Peninsula. The main family of penguins for the area is set up on Foxy Beach, near Cape Town. Continue Reading

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Looking for a Holiday Travel Deal? Go Last Minute

Looking for a Holiday Travel Deal? With the rising cost of living and the squeeze on salaries, holidays can feel like an unaffordable luxury. But we should all make time for a break – however long or short it may be, and however near or far we travel. You don’t have to jet off to the Caribbean to enjoy a sunny beach break. You could take a short hop across the Channel or snap up a cheap flight to the Spanish coast for a few days on fun in the sun.

Holiday Travel Deal
Holiday Travel Deal

Last Minute Holiday Travel Deal

If package holidays are on the agenda, you can find a great price by booking last minute. It might seem like late holiday deals have been around forever, but they still represent fantastic value for money – especially for those with a penchant for spontaneous getaways. Continue Reading

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