A Blast from the Past

My friends and I like to relive the past by having parties based on them. Once we had an 80s party where we wore colorful clothing and wild hair styles. One person wore a Michael Jackson style jacket from the Thriller video. I came up with the idea of having a 70s themed party and told everyone to wear Afros and bell bottoms. I rented a party bus limo in Toronto and decorated it with 70s themed items, like a disco ball. One person was able to find an old pair of platform shoes with fish inside them. The fish had died many years ago, but he couldn’t figure out how to get them out of the shoes.

As the party kicked off, there was 70s music playing on the party bus. I made a play list of all the classic songs that we enjoyed in our youth, and even found some gems that we had forgotten about. I purchased a device that converts analog audio into digital audio. I connected the device to my record player and recorded the sounds from the records into mp3 files that I transferred to my music player. It takes a while to rip

10 Tips For First Time Visitors to Bangkok

hx,thIf this is your first visit to Bangkok, then these tips can be handy for your survival. So read on and mug them up:

i. Leave your slangs at home: If you use slangs as your signature way of saying hello, then you better leave all those words back home. In Thailand, the locals are polite and simple people. They won’t like the fact if you address them rudely. Do not get into any brawl with them since that can spell trouble for you.

ii. Be compliant to rules and regulations while sightseeing: Under Bangkok tour packages you will get to sightsee a lot. The Buddhist temples (like the Wat Pho) are some of the best attractions of the city. But you must observe all the rules and regulations while visiting them. These are holy sites and any sort of unruly behavior won’t be tolerated. So make sure that you are not disrespecting the local rituals and customs.

iii. Buy a local SIM card: Instead of squandering your money on ISD calls, buy a local SIM card. It is cheap and is easily available.

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Do and Donts When Going on a Foreign Trip

ghdgTravelling is a part and parcel of many people’s lives. The number of Indian residents travelling overseas for business or leisure purposes is increasing day by day. Following are the some important tips which can make your international trip more exiting:

 
  1. Know the country before you go: Every country has different laws. There are several laws that are usually common worldwide but there are laws that you may not be aware of. Spend a bit of time before you travel researching the laws and customs of the country you are visiting.
  2. Pick up required travel accessories: The prices of travel accessories are very high at airports. Carry travel accessories like adaptor plugs, eye masks and flight socks with you to save on travelling expenses.
  3. Contact international telecom service provider: Many telecom providers have special mobile phone packages to use abroad. They offer International Travel SIM Cards which will allow you to make all international calls at economical rates, free roaming in many countries, free messages, etc.
  4. Don’t believe the hotel star system overseas: The star rating system is not consistent

A Safe International Travel

thtghTravelling overseas is a part of many people’s lives. The number of Indian travellers visiting overseas either for business or leisure purposes is increasing day by day. Travelling abroad creates memories of a lifetime, and can also lead to some unforeseen circumstances if you are not prepared.

Risk involved in overseas tourist
Travelling overseas does involve some form of risk; ranging from an inconvenient flight delay to a trip cancellation, or a truly serious medical emergency. Therefore, it’s increasingly important to protect yourself and your travel investment while travelling overseas.

How do I travel safe
When travelling overseas, one never knows what may suddenly occur. In the case of a medical emergency, lost baggage, or stolen wallet, it can be very hard to find your bearings in an unfamiliar place. With numerous companies in India have come up with international travel insurance for Indians travelling overseas, one can get proper protection before leaving the country.

International tourist companies offer competitive rates with high quality coverage, and have reimbursed many travellers money for an expensive medical bill or cancelled

Carnival Dream Class – A Dream Come True For the Whole Family

Carnival Dream satisfies its name from the minute you venture on board. The hall highlights a taking off chamber that is certain to astonish even the most prepared voyage fan. Exquisite lounge areas, stylish night spots, and conspicuous gambling clubs offer deck space with calm grown-up just parlors and day spas. What’s more, consistent with the Carnival name, kids have their own particular spaces and exercises. The first of three boats of this class, Carnival Dream is all that you expect in an extravagance journey boat, and the sky is the limit from there.

CruiseSomething for Everyone

In 2008, Porthole Cruise Magazine’s Reader’s Choice Awards announced Carnival the pioneer in locally available youngsters’ projects, and that remains constant for their most recent boat too. From the smallest cruiser to prepared veterans, Carnival Dream gives excitement and unwinding to everybody.

The youths in your gathering will love Camp Carnival. This completely directed movement focus gives your two to 11 year-olds a spot to call their own. They can appreciate fun expressions and artworks exercises, energizing toys and recreations, or toon time.

Mental time travel: An exclusively human capacity

Are humans the only ones who are able to remember events that they had experienced and mentally time travel not only into the past but also the future? Or do animals have the same capacity? To a certain extent they do, according to three researchers who are contributing a new theoretical model to this long-standing discussion. They published their results in the journal Neuroscience and Behavioral Reviews.

Episodic memory is a component of mental time travel

The model developed by the three researchers Prof Markus Werning, Prof Sen Cheng (both Mercator Research Group “Structure of Memory” at RUB) and Prof Thomas Suddendorf (University of Queensland) differs from other approaches with regard to one major aspect: it suggests a new relationship between mental time travel and episodic memory. The research team assumes that mental time travel is composed of different components. “Component one are memory traces from episodic memory. That means: fairly accurate representations of personally experienced episodes, where each trace represents a particular experience, i.e. is very specific,” explains Prof Sen Cheng. Component two is the ability to construct mental scenarios; by this, the researchers mean dynamic representations of past or expected situations that are not isolated but

Choosing Your Luggage

Gone are the days of one suitcase being pretty much like another. There is a huge variation nowadays so read on if you are having difficulty deciding what to buy. Most of us are now converts to the idea of having a suitcase that can be wheeled and the decision is now whether to go for a twowheeled or a fourwheeled case. If you do not intend wheeling your case over uneven ground then the fourwheeled style is your best bet. Fourwheelers carry the entire weight of the bag whereas twowheelers share the load between the wheels and the handle meaning that you will be bearing some of the weight yourself. Twowheelers, though, offer more stability over rough ground. The larger the wheels the easier the case will be to pull on rough ground and up and down kerbs. For the best of both worlds opt for the fourwheeler that can be tipped and wheeled like a twowheeler. If you want the best in manoeuvrability (e.g. down narrow aisles on aircraft) the fourwheeler that can be rotated 360 degrees is a good buy. Most wheeled suitcases have handles that retract to save them being broken by luggage handlers. If

My Husband Remembered the Story I Told Him Long Ago

When I first began dating the man who is now my husband, I knew that I wanted to marry him one day. I was always told that when you meet that special person, you will just know. That was true for me. He’s one of the nicest people I’ve met. When we got married, he surprised me with a very special limo that he found from the best limo service in Toronto that he could find. There is a nice story about why he picked out a certain color for the one that he rented.

Back when I was in high school, I was supposed to go to prom with a bunch of other girlfriends. Continue reading →

Worlds Most Touristy Cities

There is no shame in being a tourist. It’s the best way to escape from your daily routine, see the world and soak up new experiences. There is, however, great shame in being a tourist who travels thousands of miles to another continent only to eat at the Pizza Hut next to the pyramids at Giza, Egypt, or follows up a visit to the majestic Niagara Falls with a 3-D/4-D movie of the majestic Niagara Falls, or books an all-inclusive stay at a tropical resort where the ratio of timeshare salesmen to guests is four to one.

Consult our list of the world’s 10 most touristy cities to distinguish the best tourist attractions from the worst tourist traps. And for the love of Frommer’s, leave your money belt at home.

New York deserves its reputation as one the greatest cities on the planet. In 2011, more than 50 million domestic and international tourists visited the Big Apple to experience world-class culture in its museums and Broadway shows, eat at some of the finest restaurants representing every imaginable type of cuisine, and wander through its historic ethnic neighborhoods and expansive green spaces like Central Park. Yet for some indefensible reason, a

Live in Tours

Typically, for a proper view of any object, we need a number of images to visualise it from all possible angles. In videos, we can see the object from only one angle. For better reception or interception of that object from each and every angle is very complex and difficult.

Live tour is user friendly and helps to see the complete object from total 360 degrees angle. It facilitates to virtually visualise the place from anywhere anytime even if you are not physically present near the object. They are created by using still cameras. They are made up of a number of shots taken from a single vantage point.

It is a linear walk-through of a location engaging in a more realistic way available. It allows the user to view an environment while being online. Currently a variety of industries such as construction industry, etc; use this technology to benefit market their various services and products. In construction industry, live tours are typically linked to the listing websites such as Civilfloor.com.

At Civilfloor.com we have listed a number of companies along with the collection of featured live tours of their various projects, dealer’s showrooms, exhibition stalls, products, etc. This facilitates the professionals and

A Quick Guide to the Beaches in and Around Manuel Antonio

The region of Manuel Antonio is one of the most popular destinations in Costa Rica, mostly due to its beautiful natural scenery and National Park with its abundance of exotic wildlife. The standard of accommodation here is also excellent, with some of the best Costa Rica villa rentals available for affordable prices.

Regardless of whether or not vacationers are travelling here for the wildlife or for a touch of tropical luxury on a smaller budget, each and every one will no doubt want to seek out the best beaches in the area in order to soak up some warm Costa Rican sun.

One of the best beaches in the region is undoubtedly Playa Manuel Antonio, which is actually situated within Manuel Antonio National Park. Consistently voted the best beach in the area on independent travel review website TripAdvisor, this is one particular stretch of sand that every vacationer is advised to check out if they venture into the Park itself.

Although visitors will need to pay an entrance fee to gain access to Manuel Antonio National Park, they will be justly rewarded with white sand beaches surrounded by lush rainforest. There is a great deal of wildlife to spot even whilst on the

Plan Travelling Alone How to Save Money

Many young travel-lovers have a dream to travel around the world which may cost your a large sum of money for those with limited budget and a lot of time. If you don’t want to quit your job and are keen for travelling in the meantime, you can make use of your annual leave to travel your mecca destination. The following will teach you how to save money for your independent travelling.

1. Travel during off-season

The winter and early spring is the off-season for most countries. During the off-season, the ticket fee and the price of hotels and flights are inexpensive by comparion with high season. By the way, some special affairs like financial crisis and coup cause the off-season in some places. Several months later after the special affairs, you can visit these places if they attract you.

2.Look for low price of hotels and flights

Please pay attention to the information on the travel or travel agencies websites which sometimes provides such promotion as the special discount vouchers for hotels and flights, discount itineraries. You can register as the member of these websites, in this way you can receive these information

Travel Tips How To Safe Valuable Things Throughout Travel

There are a ton of things we carry when we are voyaging. On the minor treks we have things like cash, gems, house keys, and so on. On the enormous ones we convey things like identifications, visas, and so on. Separated from this stuff, there are the Visas, charge cards, explorer’s checks and other such things. While voyaging could be a fun event, greatly anticipated, it additionally carries a great deal of authority; particularly of convey all the above things securely. The possibilities of us losing these things are high, particularly when we are occupied with different things.

Tips to Carry Valuables Safely While Traveling

1. Distribute the Money

If you are voyaging alone, disseminate the cash. Place generally (or a major piece) of it in a wallet and put the wallet in your primary suitcase or sack. I accept your sack is outfitted with a lock-and crux framework. Don’t open your bar work you achieve your destination. Make an unpleasant experience of what amount cash you will require on the adventure, work you arrived at your destination. Add, say, $100 to that. Place this cash in an alternate wallet and convey this in your

Boat Trips to Hat Chao Mai Marine Park

The Hat Chao Mai is a Marine Park that boasts beauty just as it does species. It is a protected region in the city that nature lovers almost always fall in love with. It houses an array of endangered species some of which you would have never seen before. This atmosphere combined with the gentle beach side breeze and the unspoilt scenic appeal makes it one of the most popular tourist attractions in the country.

The Hat Chao Mai was proclaimed a marine national park on 14 October 1982 and it spans over the two districts; Kantang and Sikao. The coastline itself runs for around 20 km of which 5km is made up of crystal white sand beaches set amidst beautiful limestone hills and caves. In addition to its magnificent scenic appeal the park boasts historic significance as well. Most of the caves found here actually belonged to the prehistoric era and certain human remains from that period were found here as well.

 

There is an array of beaches that makes up for the land based attractions of the park. The names include Pak Meng,

Port Douglas Accommodation Appeal For Tourist

For the latest establishment related developments, the world is looking forward to the town of Port Douglas. It has the appeal for tourists from all over the world. To develop it as a real estate hub, there can be various plans which can work immensely in the favor of the developers. There have been luxury as well as general residents and tourist staying spots such as hotels, motels, resorts, holiday homes etc. For Port Douglas, which is a town located close to the most attractive tourist sites, development of new homes and apartments is truly paying.

The best results generated by making Port Douglas accommodation are from the luxurious houses which can be used both ways – to stay as well as to rent away as holiday homes. There is also great scope for building apartments which can be availed by the travelers to permanently reside in the town. The most potential form of Port Douglas accommodation is the making of modular or customized homes here. The custom built houses fetch great number of buyers from everywhere. In fact, the old and retired people look for purchasing retirement homes in beautiful and tranquil places such as this

Bali The Island of Gods

Bali is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Even though it’s just one of the 18,110 islands forming Indonesia, Bali is by far the most visited one. Its beautiful and varied landscape, unique culture and the numerous entertainment and accommodation options make Bali a must-see for many tourists ranging from the young and adventurous backpackers, to the super-rich.

Entering Indonesia

Dealing with Indonesia’s bureaucracy could be a real pain in the neck when trying to visit the country. However, in most cases most Westerners get their visas without too much of a hassle. There are three types of visas that would allow you to enter the country:

1. Visa waiver – Simply show your passport upon arrival, get it stamped and you are good to go. However, this type of visa applies mainly for people from Southeast Asia.

2. Visa on arrival – Most visitors, especially Westerners, pay for their visa upon arrival.

3. Visa in advance – In this case you will have to obtain your visa from an Indonesian embassy before prior to your arrival.

 

How to Score a Cheap Ticket

Here are a few tips to secure the cheapest possible tickets. Numerous surveys and extensive research has been undertaken to ensure a time span when the airline tickets are the cheapest. Apparently people are really desperate to buy cheap airline tickets. Am I one of those people? I wouldn’t be writing this if I wasn’t (note the layers dripping with sarcasm). With some of the tips you can ensure you get the best deals and not strain your wallet in the process.

First things first, always plan in advance. By plan I actually mean plan in advance and not day dream about it like me. Studies show that you should know at least 3 months in advance that you’re taking a trip somewhere. It seems that the recession has forcefully drained spontaneity out of us. If you, like me, have a specific destination in mind try to book flights as soon as possible. In my experience the price that seemed too expensive will look super cheap after a month. While planning the trip make sure to sign up for cheap airfare alerts from different websites. When doing so make sure to mention the departure and arrival airports

Tips For a Dream Destination Wedding

You just said ‘yes’ and accepted a long awaited proposal, maybe in an exotic destination, and now you’re wondering how soon you can return there. It’s time to start thinking of your destination wedding!

 

The holiday setting will amaze your guests and close friends and family who want to be close to you on your special day. Destination weddings have grown hugely in the past few years, thanks to their exotic setting, near-guaranteed sunshine and lower costs.

One of the main things you need from a destination wedding, or one at home is for it to be absolutely perfect. Going abroad for a wedding can be overwhelming or stressful, especially when you don’t know what to expect, so we’ve created this guide with some top tips for your wedding.

  1. You should devote some time and budget before your wedding to help you decided where to get married. Visit the area to get a feel for it, and make sure it suits you and your needs.
  2. Set a strict budget and ensure you leave enough to cover all the small expenses that occur at the last

5 Things Constant Travelers Should Always Have With Them

People who have to travel constantly for business have a tough life. Although it may seem to others that traveling is fun, only those who have to go through the gruesome schedule know the actual truth. Staying away from the comforts of your home and family, and living out of a suitcase is not as rosy as it is made out to be.While there is nothing you can do to cut back on these work trips, there are few simple things that can make these trips easier for you. So, the next time you pack your bags for a long trip, here are some essential things you shouldn’t forget to pack.

Toiletries

Be careful to pack your essential toiletries with you including soap, shampoo, shaving gel,toothbrush and toothpaste. While most hotel rooms come equipped with these items, not all of them do. Since you are constantly going to be traveling, you will be required to change hotels frequently and you cannot rely on all of them to provide you with quality toiletries. You should also keep other things like glasses, extra pair of contacts, glasses and other essential sanitary products, enough to last you for the

Best Cheap Travel Deals How to Ensure You Stay Happy

Travel deals can be opted from as many companies as possible, that offer customised travel tour options; but before you opt for a deal, ensure to stay safeguarded. This is a brief article covering the basic information about cheap travel deals. There are travel service firm that would claim to offer you over the edge benefit of travel plan that categorized according to your standalone benefits. But before you get to choose a firm, it is important you know how to opt for discounted deal. Quite naturally, when you opt for a cheap travel deal, you are offered with standalone benefits that are awesome but did you ever think about conditions that come along with these details? To stay protected and ensure not to be in the realm of worries, it is important to stay informed.

Don’t trust best cheap travel deals because it is claimed. It is generally not offered without claiming benefit from you. Only trust to opt for cheap travel deals from a company that is reputed and ensure you best possible solutions, without having you to worry over any issues. The company that offers you strategic benefits should know how to serve customers