Awesome Cities in the US To Take a Staycation

By B. Boyd 

Rest and recreation doesn't always have to entail traveling all the way to the other side of the world. While the idea sounds very tempting, there are times that you just need to take a quick break from the hustle and bustle of the city. It doesn't have to be some place remote either-a brief and temporary change of environment will do the trick.

Have you ever had a staycation? The United States is filled with hundreds of staycation-friendly cities. We've rounded up some of our favorites to help you pick the destination where you can spend 3-5 days to reboot, relax, and rejuvenate.

Las Vegas, Nevada. Need we say more? A few nights in the sin city is definitely one of the best ways to have a staycation. They have some of the world's luxury hotels. If you're idea of a staycation mostly involves getting a massage, dialing room service for food, or just staying in, then you're in the right place. If you have something else in mind, though, like trying your luck in the casino, Las Vegas surely won't disappoint!

Tampa, Florida. For most people, staycations in Tampa mean soaking up the sun and hitting the beach. That's a good way to spend a few days in the city because the beaches in Tampa are some of the finest the United States has to offer. Not in the mood for swimming or sunbathing? That's perfectly fine because it just means you have more time to sample Tampa's amazing restaurants. Most of them are located in Tampa Bay, so if you're up for some great eats, we recommend that you may the bay your first stop.

Portland, Oregon. If you want the whole package-food, fun, rest and recreation, Portland, Oregon is definitely a good choice. Find culinary gems in the food carts around the city, give your legs a workout and cycle through its bike-friendly road (while you're at it, breeze through some of the city's funky neighborhoods), or reconnect with the nature and hike through some of Oregon's iconic trails. A fair warning if you have future staycation plans in Oregon, though-be ready to fall in love with the city that you might actually want to move in!

Birmingham, Alabama. One of the best reasons why Birmingham is one of the best places to have a staycation in is because it's so low-key that it's easy to blend in. For example, you can attend one of the free fitness classes at Railroad Park like a true local. There are also a lot of nooks around the city that could be a perfect spot for you to catch up on your reading list while sipping on a cup of Birmingham coffee.

Which ever of this city you will stay, you're bound to find a luxury hotel that suits your needs and feels like home. Channel your inner tourist and don't waste a moment to refreshed and recharged!

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Advantages of Travelling Solo

By Someshwar Verma 

No matter what our choices are and what we crave for, traveling solo is one thing associated with our deepest emotions. We all imagine it, but rarely we take a step out of our mundane lives to identify, Who we are?

Solo traveling betters us in every possible dimension. And, there are more benefits than negatives, then why not just pack our bags and make the most of it.

There are innumerous advantages of traveling solo, yet these advantages showcase the most of the solo traveling:

Do you smell freedom?

Our life is like a soccer ball. You are lobbed, kicked, smashed, spun and what not. Finally, you are stepped on so bad that you are left with a confused head asking, what next? Before this happens, bring a difference that you are proud of and can boast it to all. It is very rare, we go and do stuff on our own. Probably, there are people in your life or in someone else's life, giving a detour to your individuality every time. Don't let this become your identity! You never know, how creative you are, until you put yourself to test. Solo traveling gives you a gamut of opportunities that frees you from your regularities and helps you outshine yourself.

Live a no drama life

Living an independent life was our thought once, long back! Now, nobody seems to be excited with the concept of independence itself. We all need someone to crib our worries and bug them until they start ignoring us. Jokes apart, but too much of drama should never be our lives part. In fact, there has to be a no-no for dramas. Life is about exploring new nuances that help you hone yourself. And, we indulge in activities that change us as weary as we cannot even imagine. So give your time to yourself and live a drama free life. Imagine yourself to be in Goa, so the only bothering stuff would be hotels in Goa, food in Goa and safety in Goa, rest is your happy face bothering others.

Brings new learning

If you think you will learn everything on your journey, it is time to think again. There is no possible way to learn every element associated with your trip. However, it is possible to sharpen your thought process and the way you look at things. You will probably know more things than any other person you know. Solo traveling is a way to learn new languages, appreciate cultural differences and associate with people who have a different outlook towards you and your culture. You will be bound to inculcate habits that were not known to you and you may have just skipped it in your cultural space.

New people, new culture

Say Hi to every new person you meet! There are people all around us, but rarely we take this as an opportunity to know them. We just ignore the facts that we belong to human race first and then individuals. Prioritizing our culture has been our motto since birth. But thinking a little different can bring a lot more bliss than we can get by being one track minded. Almost every new person you meet has something new to teach. Take solo traveling as an opportunity to meet as many people as you can. Learn the way they are happy and imbibe the goodness in you of meeting and learning.

Self-discovery

Sometimes being lonely is just so needed. If you travel alone, you get an opportunity to know yourself more than others. Don't let everybody else know you than you yourself. This is the time when traveling solo hits the right notes and gets you know yourself better. You may be very much aware of the fact that you like a lot of stuff but have not worked on your likings ever. Identify what you need and do what you have always craved for.

There are so many things to do in life and so less time to live every individual moment in person that we have lived in our thoughts already. Why not just take a step to know us better than we know ourselves currently.


How To Save Money On Air Travel - Tips To Make Your Day

By Abuzar Mir

In this world filled with rising prices and high rise buildings everything has become more and more costly over the years. Travelling is something that was never cheap from the beginning but now it has become something that we can only think about wistfully. Why you ask? Well because of all the cost associated with it. But don't worry because we have just the thing you need. We bring to you a list of tips that will help you save loads of money on air travel and will allow you to go on your dream vacation with a much lighter pocket, Amazing, isn't it? So without a further ado here is our list of tips that will help you save loads of money on air travel.

1. Travel on the right time
Now let us introduce you to a concept that is quite common between people who are frequent flyers. This concept is that airline prices will shoot up in direct proportion to the occasion. So for example an airline ticket on Christmas Eve for any destination around the world will be more expensive than a ticket for a flight in the middle of April. So this means that whenever you plan your dream vacation, make sure that you choose the most ideal time - when no holidays are nearby and you can get cheap tickets. Another advantage of doing is that the place that you go to won't be crowded with tourists and you'll get yourself a peaceful and serene environment to roam around.

2. Look into better methods for buying tickets
Instead of directly buying tickets yourself, try contacting a recommended agent. They know how this business works and they know what will meet your requirements. They will provide you with the best possible solution for your airline dilemma. You also Buy Miles online and then use these to get yourself some tickets. It will save you loads of money!

3. Save money on Travel exchange
Traveling abroad means that you have to exchange money and that means a lot of cuts. Some people prefer to use credit cards and debit cards and you can do that too. However, keep in mind that every time you use your card abroad your bank will probably charge you a lot of extra fee on top of some commission. A good idea to save money is to take out a large sum of money at one time and then divide it into small portions. Then keep this money in divided locations. This will also help you in case you lose something. So all your money won't be in one place and you won't be stranded.

These tips will help you save loads of money and will also help you go on your dream vacation but on a budget. So you get to have fun while being economical. So buy miles online and start planning for your dream vacation today.



How To Enjoy Your Cruise Trip To The Fullest

By Hammad H Sheikh 

Every one of us need some break from our busy lives; we are all so stuck up in our work routines, businesses, employments that we don't find time for ourselves or our family & friends. Continuous work and stress can put you in depression and anxiety, so it is better to go out for travelling or a holiday off to any of your favourite destinations.

Cruising is the most mutual interest of those who are adventurous and are curious to travel via sea. It's different than a road trip or any other trip, people who are willing to spend a good amount of money on travelling are the ones who go on a cruise. Let's face it, cruising can be quite costly, but it will give you the best trip experience that you've never had before.

If you've booked a cabin or a cruise and are ready to ride on it, then this article is a must read for you as we are going to discuss a few factors that can help you in enjoying your trip to the fullest!

You've got to spend some money

Well, as said earlier, cruising can be costly so your cruise fare mainly includes the food, drinks and other basic facilities but If you want some extra fun then you have to spend some extra money and avail the spa treatment, gym classes, dance classes and all such other activities that are available on board. These activities are so refreshing and will relax and entertain you at the same time.

Socialise with other people on board

Interact with other passengers on board and create a friendly environment so that you can have more company and more fun with your friends and family. The more people you socialise with, the more fun your trip is going to be as you can entertain yourself by joining them in group activities such as playing games, drinking, spa, etc.

Make a happy trip and enjoy the food

Almost all the cruises have a variety of food, and they range from Italian to Mexican to American and so on which means that you've got plenty of options for food. Real food that tastes good makes almost every human being happy so try the new dishes, explore the tastes of the world on board and be merry!

Leave all your worries at home

The most important factor to enjoying your cruising is to be stress and anxiety free! Leave all your worries at home and decide to be happy, crazy and be ready for thrills and try new things, learn new things and create memories to laugh at later!

See how easy it is to go for a world cruise. If you want to learn more about how to get cheap cruise holiday then visit our website. We have links to many great reservation services all across the globe.


MONTH OF MARCH 2017

LOVE AND HARMONY CRUISE

Ports-of-Call: Miami To Ocho Rios

Cruise Dates: February 27– March 3, 2017


THE PITBULL CRUISE 2017

Dates: March 10-13, 2017

Ports Of Call: Miami to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas



THE GOSPEL MUSIC CRUISE 2017

Where: TBA

Date: MARCH TBA, 2017


MONTH OF APRIL 2017




TOM JOYNER'S FANTASTIC VOYAGE CRUISE 2017

Date: April 2 – 9, 2017

Place: New Orleans, Cozumel, Mexico, Belize, and Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan.


THE URBAN FANTASY CRUISE

Cruise Dates: APRIL TBA, 2017

Port Of Embarkation: Miami

Ports-of-Call: Ocho Rios, Jamaica - Grand Caymen


MONTH OF MAY 2017



DAVE KOZ AND FRIENDS AT SEA

Cruise Dates: May 9 – 16, 2017 and May 16 – 23, 2017

Ports-of-Call: Venice, Italy • Dubrovnik, Croatia • Kotor, Montenegro Santorini, Greece • San Marino, Italy
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THE AMAZING GETAWAY - HOOPZ AND FRIENDS

Date: May 27-June 1, 2017

Place: Turks And Caicos



THE VIBE CRUISE 2017

Date: May 26-29, 2017

Place: Miami, Nassau, Bahamas


MONTH OF JUNE 2017


MONTH OF JULY 2017



THE 2017 SOUTHEAST ASIA LEADERSHIP SUMMIT & MUSIC FESTIVAL AT SEA

Place: Cambodia - Mighty Mekong River - Vietnam

Date: July 25 – August 1, 2017

Cruise Line: SCENIC’S 6-STAR SCENIC SPIRIT


FESTIVAL AT SEA CRUISE 2017

Place: Miami to Half Moon Cay - Bahamas, St Thomas, San Juan and Grand Turk.

Date: July 22-29, 2017

MONTH OF AUGUST 2016



THE COOL JAZZ CRUISE

Cruise Dates:?, 2017

Ports-of-Call: Port Canaveral, San Juan,Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic St. Thomas,Virgin Island, Grand Turk



INNKEEPERS and SPA

NEW ORLEANS

Hubbard Mansion
DESCRIPTION: Don Hubbard presents a fabulous Greek Revival house filled with intergenerational wonders and Victorian antiques; beyond the wrought iron gates, the home flaunts a four-column ivory portico preceding seven-foot windows and balconies that overlook the Avenue; magnificent foyer and spiraling staircase, private quarters reveal king-size legacies of perfection, imperial mahogany beds and regal armoires with matching chaise lounges compliment hardwood floors blanketed by oriental rugs; marble whirlpool, carriage house, living and dining areas, fully-furnished kitchen, washer and dryer and 2 1/2 baths are featured as well

BREAKFAST: Deluxe Continental
PRICING: $150-$350 per night, two nights minimum
ADDRESS: 3535 St. Charles Avenue  MAP
PARKING: on premises
TRANSIT: St. Charles Streetcar is in front
PHONE: 504-897-3535
WEBSITE: http://www.hubbardmansion.com

MARTHA’S VINEYARD

Martha's Vineyard Inn
DESCRIPTION: Within walking distance to the center of Vineyard Haven and West Chop; when you enter the 5-room inn with spa, you are greeted by an old trunk in which you leave your old stresses. Wake up for breakfast and then unwind in our relaxing hot tub; find Victorian furnishings, fine paintings, and hardwood floors; our living room is designed for with a high tea server in the afternoon; enjoy natural spa treatments such as massage, yoga, sauna and mineral baths

ADDRESS: Vineyard Haven
PHONE: 800-595-9996 or 508-693-0001
WEBSITE: http://www.marthasvineyardinn.com

East Marion, NY

Quintessentials Bed & Breakfast and Spa
DESCRIPTION: Started in 1994 by Jamaican, Sylvia Daley as the first bed & breakfast and full-service spa on the North Fork, Long Island; a romantic, 1840 Victorian inn, Quintessentials blends Caribbean flavor with European style, featuring deluxe suites and rooms with gas fireplaces, private sundecks and whirlpool baths; a full-service spa, personal image development service in relaxing, elegant surroundings in Long Island Wine Country; indulge for an hour or a day in stress-relieving treatments from a relaxing hot stone massage, reflexology, effective, results-oriented skincare, steam room, Reiki energy balancing, or their signature marine and vino therapies that incorporate wine, grape seed, seaweed, Caribbean herbs and essential oils; many patrons also enjoy the spa parties and wine tours on the East End and Hamptons

PRICES: $250-$300 per night
ADDRESS: 8985 Main Road (Route 25A)  MAP
PHONE: 800-444-9112 or 631-477-9400
WEBSITE: http://www.quintessentialsinc.com

Newport News, VA

Divine Alkhemi Wholistic Skincare Boutique
DESCRIPTION: Malikah Divine first began her natural beauty experience at the age of 21 when introduced to the world of natural skin care by a beautiful West African woman in Harlem by the name of Folasade', the owner of Sade Skin Care; her skincare boutique located in Historic Hilton Village; provides natural skin care to treat and prevent skin disorders and to maintain the skin of men, women and teens; other clients use their service for special occasions such as weddings, fashions shows and photo shoots; spa treatments and packages, catering to pamper parties, bridal parties are available; the retail shop features deluxe, handcrafted skin care products

DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 11a-6p; Sat by appt only
PRICES: begin at $10-20
ADDRESS: 10202 Warwick Blvd  MAP
PARKING: free behind the boutique
PHONE: 757-246-2324
WEBSITE: http://www.divinealkhemi.com

Beverly Hills, CA

Lady Dee's Day Spa & Skincare Studio
DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1988, Lady Dee offers a wide range of services and packages to treat clients spirit and physique; the spa feature 11 relaxing parlor rooms in a 3,000 square feet spa and a well-stocked gift shop; her spa specializes in treating all skin types and hyper-pigmentation caused by child birth, sun damage and birth control pills; Lady Dee was mentored by Dr. James Fulton who cleared up her severe acne problem in college; services include chemical peels, waxing, electrolysis, facials, body wraps; the massages will make you a repeat patron – they are really good; Black celebrity clients include Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance, Lonette McKee, Nancy Wilson, Nia Long, Toni Braxton, Chris Tucker, Tommy Davidson, Eddie Griffin, Kenny Lattimore and Natalie Cole

DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 9a-9p, Sat 9a-5p
ADDRESS: 155 South Robertson Blvd  MAP
PARKING: street
PHONE: 800-6LADYDEE or 310-659-7082
WEBSITE: http://www.ladydspa.com

New York, NY

Sugar Hill Harlem Inn
DESCRIPTION: Located on Sugar Hill, high on the cliffs overlooking Harlem in a limestone townhouse renovated in 2001; the area known as Sugar Hill is steeped in the history of the Harlem Renaissance; Sugar Hill Inn is focused on this history and all of their terrific non-smoking rooms are dedicated to the many great artists and civil rights leaders who were associated with this area; celebrity-themed rooms were meticulously designed and decorated by Carol Donawa, a graduate of the New York School of Interior Design

PRICES: $125-$275 per night
ADDRESS: 460 West 141st Street  MAP
TRANSIT: near 1, A, B , C & Dsubway lines
PHONE: 917-464-3528
WEBSITE: http://www.sugarhillharleminn.com

Pampered Man Pampered Woman Spa
DESCRIPTION: Walking through the doors is like entering your own private sanctuary filled with relaxing sounds of instrumentals, the gurgle of water flowing over polished stones in a copper-bowl fountain and a gracious smiling staff; offers facials, natural nail care, therapeutic massage and a variety of body treatments while strongly reflecting the flavor of Oakland -- a lobby display features hair and beauty products manufactured in the city;; by spa standards, prices are affordable, particularly combination packages; one excellent value is the 3-hour long Completely Pampered Man or Woman package, which includes a 30-minute massage, a spa pedicure, a pampered manicure and an express facial

DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Wed Noon-7p, Thu-Sat 10a-7p
PARKING: on street
ADDRESS: 458 Perkins Street, Suite 104  MAP
PHONE: 510-418-2252
WEBSITE: none