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Best Travel Apps

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by: Michelle Blackmore

Now I’m sure you won’t remember either, but there was a time; so rumour has it; when mobile phones only made phone calls! Hardly seems possible now when there’s an app for our mobile phones so they can pretty much do anything and everything for us, bar mopping up the kitchen floor!

And our small plastic lifelong friends are essential when it comes to going on holiday too. With downloadable apps making our holidays even easier, here are the top travel apps on the market today:

‘Lonely Planet Phrase Book’ App

There’s nothing worse than travelling overseas and making an embarrassing fopa because you’ve used the wrong word for something, or you just want to say please and thank you in the native lingo. So get yourself Lonely Planet’s app which is full of useful phrases and quick references, over 600 in fact, in over 10 languages. And the best thing about this app is that the phrases you ask for are sent to you via text and come in phonics, which means you can pronounce them correctly too! You can also ask for audio recordings to make it even easier!

‘FlightTrack Pro’ App

A useful app if you fly a lot, this app will give you information prior to your flight which includes your boarding gate status and any delays it might be experiencing. It also includes information on your flight’s departure time and its estimated arrival time, based, when flying, the plane’s current speed, altitude and location! The app will also allow you to share your flight information via Facebook and Twitter, as well as email, which is useful if someone is picking you up from the airport.

‘StayHip’ App

Looking to stay in a beautiful hotel? Well if Boutique style is your thing and city hopping is your travel ideal, then get yourself StayHip which will provide you with instant listings of over 400 Boutique hotels worldwide! Select a city or location and you’ll get information on room rates, availability and the route on how to get there!

‘Know What To Tip’ App

It’s customary to tip in almost every country nowadays. But the amount you tip is very different from country to region and waiter to the concierge. So don’t risk offending anyone whilst you’re away, and certainly don’t risk getting dreadful service the follow day as you didn’t tip properly – get yourself the Know What To Tip App. This useful app will tell you what is the appropriate tip in over 100 countries from the bell boy to the tour guide to the waiter to the ski instructor!

‘Zagot To Go’ Restaurant Guide App

Fancy eating somewhere really special? Need a restaurant that’s child friendly, or in a particular location? Well, for over 30 years Zagot To Go restaurant guide is considered the best! And now it’s available in an invaluable app. It rates over 40,000 restaurants worldwide and advises on menu, value for money, directions, even the decor of the restaurant!

‘HopStop’ Route Guide App

If you’re on a city break and reliant on public transport it’s worth taking at look at HopStop – this handy app will map out the route from your location to the nearest underground/subway, railway station, bus stops and taxi ranks. Currently the app is available for over 15 major cities in Europe and America.

‘The Weather Channel’ App

Whether you want to check the weather a few days before you fly out or want to check the weather whilst you’re away the Weather Channel App, will provide you with a breakdown of the weather each day both locally and globally.

‘About Trip Journal’ App

Keep your holiday alive forever with this great app that allows you to capture your holiday whilst you’re enjoying it and keep it forever. Download images as you take them and video footage, load up blog entries and real-time updates. It’s linked to Google Earth so when your friends log in to see what you’re up to they can see where you are on your travels. It also links up to social networking sites such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

About The Author

Michelle Blackmore is an experienced traveller and contributor to the http://www.heathrowinformation.co.uk Heathrow airport information website, which offers up-to-date information for air passengers flying into and out of the UK via Heathrow airport.

 

 

Egypt – Fascinating Top Attractions to Explore

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by: Hariom Arya

Egypt in Africa’s is the globally famous for the Pyramids, and this country is most sought after tourist destinations on the entire world. This country has very rich history and has one of the most rich heritage and culture. The top attractions of Egypt can be viewed and explore as when cruising on the River Nile. Almost all the top attractions of Egypt are lying on the bank of the River Nile. The attractions that will truly sob your heart during the visit on your Egypt tours are like the cruise on the River Nile, Pyramids, Cairo, Siwa Oasis, Abu Simbel, Karnack temples, Valley of the Kings and many alike.

Egypt tours will really give you sheer of wonder and visiting to this place is a daydream as any visitors would not like to awake from these and some of the absolute wonderful attractions are listed below:

Pyramids of Giza

The pyramid of the Giza is the architectural marvel and is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. This is one of the most famous and the oldest wonders surviving in the world which attracts lots of the visitors to Egypt. There are 3 main Pyramids in Giza and they are as follows:

Pyramid of Menkaura

Pyramid of Kafhre

Pyramid of Khufu

Egyptian Museum

The Egyptian Museum in Cairo is one of the most top rated tourist destinations. It is a house to more than 1, 20,000 artifacts and to largest collections of Egyptian antiquities. The visitors on their trip with any Egypt tour packages must visit this museum. The tourists love to enjoy the mummies, sarcophagi, ceramic and much treasure of the Egypt Kings. The museums really depict and display the Egypt’s glorious reign.

Luxor Temple

The temple of Luxor was built in 1400 BC. The main purpose to build the temple was to celebrate the festival of Opet. This ancient temple is located in the heart of the Luxor city and this architectural marvel is a must visit attractions on your tour to Luxor city. The architectural wonder is marvel and visitors truly lost here as they visit to this temple. The main highlights of this temple are that a mosque exists till today which is built inside the temple.

Siwa Oasis

The Siwa Oasis is located on the Western Desert and is close to the Libyan border. This desert is below the sea level, the agriculture of olives is very splendor. The beautiful landscapes in Siwa Oasis are what the visitors see and which leaves them spell bound on their visit.

Apart from these the scintillating attractions many spell bounds attractions are the River Nile Cruise, Khan al-Khalili market in Cairo’s, Valley of the Kings which are truly will give you sheer of wonder and cherish moment to be relish forever.

Well, apart from these there are many other tourists attractions which easily entice the visitors on the Egypt tourism with their beloved and family. So, contact a leading tour operator and book an Egypt tour package in your budget, really it will give a wonder imagination and a lingering thought that will never be unleash from your heart.

About The Author

Hariom Arya writes about various beautiful tours and travel destinations of the world. He is providing valuable information on Egypt Tourism and Egypt tours etc. For more information visit to http://www.egypttourpackage.org/

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Essential Information about Portugal

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Geographic location: Portugal is located in the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe, bordered by Spain to the east, with the Atlantic Ocean to its west
Capital: Lisbon
Language: Portuguese and Mirandese
Travel documents required: Passport or valid identity card required from EU residents. For citizens of other countries, a visa (exception: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Nicaragua, New Zeland, Panama, Paraguay, Korea, San Marino, Vatican City, Singapur, Uruguay and Venezuela. The maximum time to stay as a tourist is 90 days
Voltage used: 220 volts at 50Hz
Time zone: GMT
Dialling code: Country code: +351
Climate: The climate of Portugal, due to its geographical position is quite varied. To the north, it can be cold in winter and blazing hot in summer, while the south enjoys a continental Mediterranean climate
Vaccines: No vaccinations are required
Currency: Euro

Popular destinations in Portugal

  • Açores
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The 5 Best Places For Your Stag Or Hen Party

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Are you organizing a stag or hen party, but don’t know where to go? We compiled this top 5 with the very best places in the world to celebrate a stag or hen party.

Barcelona

A perfect destination for a stag or hen party is Barcelona. This cultural and sunny city had loads of activities to celebrate a lovely stag or hen party weekend!

A great way to start the weekend for the ladies is with some Salsa or Flamenco dancing classes. These classes are offered throughout the city. After some dancing it’s time for some tapas. Barcelona has many good tapas restaurants and also a lot of good tapas cooking courses… So whether you would like to create your own tapas or just enjoy a great tapas dinner made by a chef, Barcelona has enough to offer… Other popular girlie activities are wine tasting and off course shopping.

For men Barcelona also has loads to offer. They could start their weekend with a treasure hunt a la Pirates of the Caribbean or go kayaking and explore the beautiful Costa Brava! The beach of the Costa Brava is perfect for a nice barbecue. Also great are the football packages to Barcelona’s popular football stadium Camp Nou.

Going out in Barcelona is spectacular for everyone. It has many trendy clubs to party until the early hours. For a special night like a stag or hen party you should arrange VIP club entrance, which can be arranged in many clubs.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam is also a great city for a stag or a hen party. You could start in the afternoon with making the famous Dutch wooden shoes; “klompen” or something else that’s typically Dutch: make Dutch cheese. The city is also renowned for its endless shopping streets and beer tasting. Amsterdam has restaurants for everyone’s taste. Whether it is Indian, Argentinean, Thai or a Dutch pancake house, it’s all there. The restaurants of hotel Okura are famous for their magnificent cuisine. In the evening you should visit a brown café, this are small, cosy café’s.

London

London really is a city that never sleeps and so a great place for a stag or hen evening. A great way to get ready for this evening for the girls is to visit Space NK. Space NK has luxury make-up and has stores throughout London. Here you can arrange lovely make-up parties. You can also opt for the Beyoncé’s Single Ladies dance class. In this class you will learn how to dance like Beyoncé and it will sure be a lot of fun. London has many good restaurants from fish and chips until Japanese, so it is great for everyone’s taste. A glamorous way of getting to the club is by limousine, this can be easily arranged because there are many limousine hire companies in the city. London has several big clubs but if you prefer to go for beers in the pubs then London is also the perfect place for you party.

Dubai

Relax in luxury in the world’s most luxurious destination… Dubai. Why not spend the already stressful time before your wedding in a relaxation paradise. A great way to celebrate a stag or hen weekend is to hire a yacht for a few days. Cruise along the white sandy beaches of Dubai, dive from the yacht into the sparkling blue water. What is better than unwind and party on your own private yacht with your friends? In case you’re getting sea sick you can always stay overnight in a luxurious hotel.
Berlin

Berlin is known as the party capital of Europe and therefore the perfect place for a stag or hen party. Your clothes for the day are typical German Lederhosen for the guys and the Dirndl for the girls (which is a typical German dress). Experience the city by taking the Beer Bike through the streets of Berlin. This Beer Bike is actually a riding bar, where you can sit on with your friends and enjoy German beers. A great evening for the guys would be in Berlin’s massive casino “Spielbank Berlin” on the Potsdamer Platz. This is a casino with four floors and it offers a wide selection of games. A yummy activity for the ladies is a cocktail class in one of Berlin’s trendy clubs.

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Information about Greece

  • Geographic location:Located southeast of Europe, Greece is bordered by Bulgaria, Macedonia and Albania to the west and south by the Ionian Sea and the Mediterranean. Turkey lies to the east.
  • Capital:Athens
  • Language:Greek
  • Travel documents required:Passport holders from Australia, Canada, all EU countries, Iceland, Israel, Japan, New Zealand, Norway, Switzerland and the USA can stay in Greece for up to three months without a visa. Most South American countries are also included.
  • Voltage used :220 volts at 60Hz
  • Time zone:GMT+2
  • Dialling code:Country code: +30
  • Climate:Very hot during the Sping and Summer months. Best times to visit are Spring and early Autumn. Winter can be cool and cold
  • Vaccines:No vaccinations are required.
  • Currency:Euro

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Information about Spain

  • Geographic location:Spain geographically occupies most of the Iberian peninsula with Portugal to the west, Spain’s Balearic Islands Islands to the east and the Canary Islands in the south. Also Ceuta and Melilla form part of Spanish territory and are two autonomous cities in the north of Africa
  • Capital:Madrid
  • Language:Spanish
  • Travel documents required:Passport or valid identity card required from EU residents. For citizens of other countries, a visa (exception: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Nicaragua, New Zeland, Panama, Paraguay, Korea, San Marino, Vatican City, Singapur, Uruguay and Venezuela. The maximum time to stay as a tourist is 90 days
  • Voltage used :220 volts a 50Hz
  • Time zone:GMT + 1
  • Dialling code:Country Code: +34
  • Climate:In the north and in the mountain areas, the weather can be cold, with snow in winter. Temperatures warm up the further south you go from Mediterranen to sub tropical in the Canary Islands
  • Vaccines:No vacinations are required
  • Currency:Euro


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Badajoz 35 Hotels

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Costa de la Luz -Cadiz 96 Hotels

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Costa del Sol 285 Hotels

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Cuenca 16 Hotels

El Hierro 11 Hotels

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Formentera 9 Hotels

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Galicia 286 Hotels

Girona 56 Hotels

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Ibiza and Formentera 258 Hotels

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La Gomera 15 Hotels

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Lugo 25 Hotels

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Melilla 3 Hotels

Menorca 169 Hotels

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Murcia area 103 Hotels

Navarra 60 Hotels

Ourense 17 Hotels

Palencia 14 Hotels

Peñiscola Area 130 Hotels

Pontevedra region 135 Hotels

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Salou Area 282 Hotels

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Sitges – Costa del Garraf 41 Hotels

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Teruel 22 Hotels

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Top Cities and Towns to Visit on Walking Holidays in Austria

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Austria is one of Europe’s jewels – a truly delightful country to visit at any time of the year. In winter it is shrouded in snow and ideal for skiers, while in the summer months it offers an equally delightful landscape that is perfect for hiking and walking holidays.

If skiing doesn’t appeal and you would rather use your own two feet to explore some of the delights the country has to offer, try these cities and towns for size. There are ample opportunities for some exploration in all of them.

Vienna

You cannot visit Austria without visiting its capital, Vienna. Many wonderful walking holidays can be had here alone, exploring the gardens and castles that make it so memorable. Be sure you don’t miss the Stadtpark and also the Baroque palace, which has gardens to wander around in and appreciate for an hour or two. Indeed Vienna is known just as much for its parks as it is for its history of music.

Salzburg

Salzburg is perhaps best known for being the birthplace of Mozart, and for being the place where The Sound of Music was set. One of the highlights of any walking holidays here would undoubtedly be the Old Town, with its distinctive architecture. You can also make the hike up to the Hohensalzburg Castle, which looks down over the Old Town. Be sure to see the fountain in the gardens of Mirabell Palace too – you may recognize it from The Sound of Music.

Innsbruck

This is the capital of the Tyrolean area of Austria. Many hikes can be planned in this area, thanks to its mountainous properties. It is well worth exploring the Hofgarten, which is a park that is easily accessible from the Old Town. You cannot walk on the well preserved lawns but there are plenty of paths to use and there is also a palm house that is worth a look. You may head for the Nordpark for other sightseeing opportunities too.

Klagenfurt

Perhaps not as instantly recognisable a name as many other places in Austria, Klagenfurt nonetheless provides an opportunity to explore some lakeside walks, thanks to its proximity to Lake Worthersee. If you want a shorter and more casual outdoors experience you can head for the castle that dates back as far as the Middle Ages. For more challenging routes you can head for Lake Worthersee and try a shore based route; there are alpine slopes nearby.

With so many superb towns and cities to explore, the above suggestions form just a few of the opportunities you have to enjoy in Austria. Whether you are content with a few short walks in the middle of town or you want to get out and hike around the mountains, Austria has it all.

Tony Maniscalco is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Ramblers Worldwide Holidays. Join us on walking holidays to see scenic locations & landscapes at the best value prices. We offer over 250 guided group walking holidays in over 65 different countries.

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