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Like ski resorts in Lake Tahoe, Breckenridge ski resort attracted many gold prospectors in the Wild Wild West days of the past. However, unlike in Lake Tahoe, real gold was found in the Breckenridge, Summit County. Today, instead of gold prospectors, these ski resorts are attracting skiers on vacation holidays from all over North America and even some Europe and Asia too.Breckenridge ski resort made skiing history as the first resort in Colorado to permit snowboarders and...

Skiing In Breckenridge Resort

Skiing In Breckenridge ResortLike ski resorts in Lake Tahoe, Breckenridge ski resort attracted many gold prospectors in the Wild Wild West days of the past. However, unlike in Lake Tahoe, real gold was found in the Breckenridge, Summit County. Today, instead of gold prospectors, these "ski resorts" are attracting skiers on vacation holidays from all over North America and even some Europe and Asia too.Breckenridge ski resort made skiing history as the first resort in Colorado to permit snowboarders and was the first ski resort in the world to install a high-speed detachable quad chair lift.Breckenridge ski resort is located in the north central of the Colorado range in the heart of the Rocky Mountains some 80 miles west of Denver on Colorado State Highway 9. It is less than 20 miles from Summit County's other ski resorts such as the Beaver Creek, Keystone and the Arapahoe Basin and is about 35 miles from Vail to the west. All the 'Vail Ski Resorts' are linked by an interchangeable lift ticket which can make your skiing holidays there so much more convenient.There are ample lodgings and accommodations in Breckenridge ski resort. Skiers can choose from bed and breakfast lodgings to hotels, condos, service apartments, private homes and even chalet homes. Nearly one third of the accommodations there are ski-in, ski-out type. The best way to enquire or book an accommodation is with the Breckenridge Resort Chambers or the BRC. The BRC system holds more than 90 percent of the lodging beds there. Do your bookings early especially during peak skiing season to assure you of a lodging.For the upscale high end accommodations, try The Village at Breckenridge with its health club facilities, indoor/outdoor pools, hot tubs, steam/sauna and exercise gyms. The village surrounds the Peak 9 base area and is located next to the Quicksilver Super-Six chair.Another excellent top end accommodation is the Great Divide Lodge. The Great Divide Lodge's owners, Vail Resorts sunk in $4million into remodeling guests rooms, lobby and pool area. The best part of staying here is that it is only 50 yards from the skiing slopes. So much for convenience isn't it?For the budget conscious skiers, the Breckenridge Mountain Lodge offers a log cabin exterior with warm hospitality for under $100 a night. The Breckenridge Mountain Lodge is located at the south end of Main Street and it is just a couple of minutes from the ski lifts and rentals. There are also other budget accommodations such as Ski Village Lodging can squeeze six people into a two room condo thus expenses can be shared with your skiing buddies.We will discuss the ski trails and skiing terrain in Breckenridge ski resort in the next article.

Pattaya Hotels: Amaze To Be Discovered

Pattaya Hotels: Amaze To Be Discovered

If you are the person who has visited Thailand, now you may have heard about Pattaya City. It is the major city of Chonburi province. It is one of the most popular destination of eastern part of Thailand. Each year, Pattaya gain quite number of tourist and it is considered as the tourism hub of eastern region. The very beautiful cosy beach and variesty of nightlife and activities bring very enjoyable activities. According to this reason, the hotel industry in Pattaya is also become popular and it is the most profitable business in the city.Hotel business in Pattaya is never enough, even though there are increasing in number of tourists, but number of hotels in this city is never enough. There is variety of hotels size and style available in Pattaya, from very cheap guest house to very expensive and luxurious hotel, which you have to consider carefully.However, there are some basic guidelines for you in case you have to choose different types of hotels. As because the price is not only the key indicator to decide whether which hotel is good or not. You have to consider other factor like location, service or other facility etc.About the location In case if you want to stay at only simple and cheap guesthouse, you may not have to worry too much about the location of the hotel because in Pattaya, there are small guesthouse every where from near the beach coast to central market. The price ranges are only from 10-20 USD per night. However, you have to be a little bit careful if you want to stay in guest house. Some guesthouse located in the area that quite not easy to access like deep small street so you will have difficulty on taking public transportation.If you are considering to stay in five stars luxurious hotel, it is really important to decide about the hotels location. This is because when you have to pay for such an expensive room so you naturally expecting the great service and comfortable. Pay for high room rate for five stars hotel located in city central is may not worth your money. Try to look for the hotel that locate on beach side or if they have private beach will be really perfect.However, no matter which type of the hotel you are looking for, you have to be sure that you can get the best deals of the hotel price. This is because there are so many travel agents who are offering best deal of the price. Even though there are millions of the websites that you can find cheap price on the internet but just try to search for Pattaya local travel agents first. Because from my experience, there are a lot of them that can offer the price much cheaper than internet rate.Finally, just enjoy your stay and your trip. The more information you get from research the more enjoyable your trip. Particularly for Pattaya, the city that never sleep with superb clam beach and environment.

Virginia Is For Lovers - Virginia Travel Information

Virginia Is For Lovers - Virginia Travel Information

From Appalachia to the Potomac River, Virginia is diverse as it is rich with history. Revolutionary and Civil War battlegrounds rub shoulders with thriving urban centers and peaceful outdoor sanctuaries. Richmond, Virginia Beach and Arlington are the main points of entry, as well as the northeast neighbors of Washington D.C. and Maryland.Virginia in the BooksVirginia is also certain to brush up your United States history, as eight Presidents were born here including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison. Mount Vernon was the home and plantation of George Washington, located on the Potomac River just south of Arlington and Washington D.C. Enjoy the expansive grounds, oceanfront walking paths and stables as well as a new giftshop and quaint colonial restaurant serving traditional food as well as some of George and Marthas favorites. In Richmond, the Virginia State Capitol Building was designed by Thomas Jefferson and the University of Virginia in Charlottesville was founded by the former President as well.You will also encounter more Revolutionary battlefields in Virginia than any other state. The Yorktown peninsula is the site of the famous battle that ended the Revolutionary War. During the Civil War, Richmond was not only the capital of Virginia but also of the Confederated States. Become surrounded by one of the great moments in United States history at the Appomattox Court House, the site of the Confederate surrender to the Union that ended the Civil War. Travel to Virginias northeast county of Arlington to pay respects to some of the great heroes of the nation at Arlington National Cemetery, including the Challenger Space Shuttle Mission, numerous Supreme Court Justices, the Kennedy family and even the mast of the sunken USS Maine from the Spanish-American War.Voyage Beyond the Virginian VeneerOnce youve had your fill of history, get outdoors into some of the most breathtaking scenery on the Eastern Seaboard. The resort city of Virginia Beach is one of the most popular destinations along Chesapeake Bay. At your own leisurely pace, discover the many wildlife refuges, wildflowers, aquariums and seafood restaurants along the stretches of beach. Check out the First Landing Cross as well, the point where English settlers landed in 1607.Spanning west across the Piedmont region, you will finally come to the Appalachian ranges, cooler temperatures and forested hillsides. The Shenandoah Valley plunges gloriously between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Allegheny Mountains and offers unlimited outdoor adventure as well as endless Civil War stories. Discover why Virginia is truly for lovers of everything!

Start Your In Kenya Safari At Lion Hill Lodge Lake Nakaru

Start Your In Kenya Safari At Lion Hill Lodge Lake Nakaru

For Pink Flamingos Viewing on an In Kenya Safari, you have to go to Lake Nakuru, and possibly the best place to stay is at Lion Hill Lodge.It is set on a plateau in the Rift Valley, with a panoramic view of the Lake from the verandas from all the rooms. The lake ha sa shimmering pink glow thanks to the millions of pink flamingos, pelicans, and maribou storks.The rooms are chalet like, and all have spacious verandas, which overlook the lake, and the wonderful views of the "pink flamingo" s. The gardens are a real feature with multicolored flowers and bushes.The Flamingo Restaurant has both indoor and outdoor dining areas overlooking the pool, and the Rift Valley, and the daytime emals are buffet style with a table d'hote evening meal.The Rift Valley Bar is the place to see the sun set ove the lake. You can always have a Bush breakfast, lunch or dinner.Lion Hill Lodge is the ideal starting place for an African in Kenya Safari Holiday because it is only about an hour from Nairobi, allbeit on pretty bumpy roads!!In terms of game, that you will see on this part of your in Kenya Safari Holiday, you will have every chance of seeing leopard, white rhino, black rhino, cape buffalo, and the Rothschild giraffe. You can add to this zeras, and baboons who are quite nasty.Lake Nakaru National Park is small, Lion Hill is probably the best accommodation as a start to your in Kenya Safari, and it is worth it just for the flamingos alone.It is probably a one night stay lodge with an evening and morning game drive, before continuing your African Safari Holiday by driving or flying onwards, because there is so much that Kenya as a Safari destination has to offer.

Hello From New York City - Part 4 - Staten Island And A Random Act Of Violence

The Staten Island Ferry is a fabulous institution. It is a huge ferry that departs from a very modern, glass enclosed terminal, holds several thousand people and in just about 20 minutes whisks you over to "Staten Island" , very close to the Statue of Liberty, and all this for free! One thing we really noticed about New York City is that we definitely love the public transportation system. With our week long pass we have been hopping on an off subways as we please and we have found the transit system to be very efficient, pretty clean and quite safe (for the most part).The Staten Island Ferry is a great insiders way of sneaking a peak at the "Statue of Liberty" since it passes pretty close by Ellis Island. Not close enough to take really great pictures with a simple digital camera like mine, but I gave it a shot anyway.As we got off the ferry terminal on Staten Island I had a bit of a hare-brained idea: I suggested that we board one of the buses that was waiting there, just to hop on and ride around and see the island. Of course I didn't have a bus map with me, didn't have any literature about Staten Island, so didn't know where we were going or what the major destinations were on the island. So we got on the #46 bus without any idea where we were going or how long it was going to take. (I guess I figured how big can the island be? Well, it's bigger than I thought...).But we saw a good chunk of Staten Island's neighbourhoods and there are some pretty nice residential neighbourhoods, although I had expected a more upscale, more landscaped environment. The ethnic mix in the area seemed to be very much characterized by Blacks and Latinos, at least those were pretty much the only people getting on the bus. School had just ended so a bunch of highschool kids had gotten on with us.Well, we rode the darn bus until the end, which ended up being a non-descript shopping mall called "West Shore Plaza", where we ended up having a sandwich and strolling around in a sports store which had amazingly good prices on most merchandise. Then finally another bus showed up and we had to run to catch it.It was a pretty non-eventful bus ride, people of all ages got on and off, then two young black teenage boys got on, but didn't pay. The bus driver didn't question them and we just continued the ride. All of a sudden, I heard a big noise, like someone fists hitting another person and all the people in the bus turned around, and the two young men were beating up a young short Latino teenager. It all took just a few seconds, right before a bus stop. The whole event was too quick for anyone else to react, although I have to say, the crowd showed compassion and shock at what had happened. The minute the bus came to a stop, the two guys jumped out and ran away.Everybody was shocked. The Latino kid was sitting there, rumpled, stunned, not seriously hurt, but had a very pained expression on his face. After he had calmed down he explained that about 8 kids were trying to extract money form him at the bus stop, he said he didn't have any and gave them an expired transit pass and 2 of the guys followed him onto the bus.I have never personally witnessed public violence, so this was very shocking to me and I was glad that the kid wasn't really hurt. But I did feel very sorry for the victim and the whole event left a bad taste in my mouth, particularly since we had had the impression that "New York City" had felt so clean and safe. As a matter of fact we had commented on that a number of times, of how little litter there was in the street, how few street people or hustlers there were, how there was no graffiti in the subways, and how safe it felt to be taking transit at all hours of the day. We heard that former mayor Rudy Giuliani as well as current mayor Michael Bloomberg have really been cleaning up the city, and it shows. I guess it still doesn't prevent all violence from happening.After our return to Manhattan we subwayed it all the way up to 103rd Street and essentially walked all the way down through Central Park, admiring all the recreational facilities and the beauty of this giant green space. Further south we strolled over to 5th Avenue and then down into the Broadway Area just north of Times Square, where we had some quick Italian food at Ray's Pizza. The evening was pretty chilly, probably only about 12 degrees or so and past 11 we headed back home on the Q train, processing the memories of another packed day and studying the behaviour of our fellow transit riders all the way back.For the entire article including photos please visithttp://www.travelandtransitions.com/stories_photos/hello_nyc_4.htm

How To Make Your Cruise Vacation Very Exciting.

Most people who have gone on a cruise vacation before regard it as the best of all types of vacations. So they would rather get on a cruise ship and have a memorable, mind-blowing and a life time experience of touring round the world.Taking a cruise vacation is breathtaking and very exciting. All the cruise lines that are available work tirelessly in their to outdo their competitor in providing their client a more than satisfactory service in terms facilities and other packages.Before you go cruising you have to consider things like the cruising destination, the facilities available and the price package . Just ensure you plan your cruse and you will enjoy it. It is the first step of getting satisfaction. You can follow the steps bellow if you must enjoy your cruise.a.There are varying cruising offers from which you can choose. Choose a suitable package for you and those you are going cruising with. The price for individual and group varies. Whichever you choose, there is discount offered by most of the cruise lines. The facilities that you will use also effects the price package.b.Duration of the cruise: You must plan for this too. Duration of cruises range from 3 day to 2 weeks and more. The longer you stay on the cruise the more of it you enjoy.c.Places and Destination: Choose the destination you want. Ensure such a place will give you enough privacy to enjoy the cruise, either alone or with your family. If you are with your family, it is advisable to choose a place that will interest the kids. You could also choose a different cruise line from the one you have used before, so as to compare.d.Choosing Cruise line: Do a little bit of investigation on the best of cruising lines that offer the best of services by browsing the net and acquaint yourself with their offer. Compare their prices against their prices.e.Landing Ports: Get a port that is well known or find out if the port is reachable so you dont spend extra time, energy and probably more money to reach it .To enjoy your cruise you must plan properly. In cruising, you may lose the excitement it brings you if you go to the same destination and engage in the same and routine every year. Create some unexpected excitement by choosing different a destination. If you adopt this method of cruising, you will always have fun for you and your loved ones.

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Like ski resorts in Lake Tahoe, Breckenridge ski resort attracted many gold prospectors in the Wild Wild West days of the past. However, unlike in Lake Tahoe, real gold was found in the Breckenridge, Summit County. Today, instead of gold prospectors, these ski resorts are attracting skiers on vacation holidays from all over North America and even some Europe and Asia too.Breckenridge ski resort made skiing history as the first resort in Colorado to permit snowboarders and...