Advice for the Theme Park Weary

When you just cant take another day at the theme parks on your Orlando vacation consider these suggestions: Book a Spa Treatment – What better way to soothe fragile nerves and sore feet than a session at one of Orlandos resort spas. On Disney property theres the Grand Floridian as well as the Saratoga Springs Spa where one of their luxurious treatments are a perfect addition to your vacation. Off property you cant do any better than the ultra luxurious Ritz-Carlton Spa or the Gaylord Palms Canyon Ranch Spa. Those staying at a Universal Resort should consider an exotic Javanese treatment at the Mandara Spa at Portofino Bay Hotel. Relax At Your Resorts Pool – Orlandos resort pools are justifiably …

Cruise Travel In The Fascinating Cities Of Europe

Cruising to Europe has many advantages, one of them being that many of Europes famous cities were built on or near the water, and can be enjoyed during day trips when the ship docks. It is much easier to see the sights in this manner rather than having to navigate foreign streets and waste precious time looking for a place to park the car. Many cruise lines offer guides tours of Europes cities while the ship is docked, or passengers are free to explore on their own if they so desire. Before setting out on your cruise to Europe, it is often helpful to get a copy of the itinerary and decide in advance what places you would most like …

Hello from Sitges

Sitting here in the cafe, 2 minutes from the Hostal Bonaire (Euro 39 for a single room) where we are going to spend the night. We left Javea yesterday around 1 pm and drove up the A7. We were just curious about the toll and ended up paying Euro 6.20 and Euro 17.75 plus another Euro 1.20 to exit just around Tarragona. We decided to explore the mountain areas and ended up in a hostal in the small medieval town of Montblanc where a single room cost only Euro 25.00 and a double room was Euro 42.00. We walked around the town which is completely encircled by walls and medieval watchtowers. Quite interesting, but very small. Having dinner was another …

Ski Weather – How to Avoid the Worst of It

Three days of sleet pellets bouncing off boilerplate and a wet wind that renders Goretex useless … herein lies no joy. And worse yet, if you’re holed up at the Chateau Whistler shelling out hundreds a night, you’re doubly irate and ready to give the whole ski industry a swift kick in its over-priced, padded rear-end. So, what’s the lesson? Stay away from the Chateau Whistler? Well … apart from the obvious; let me state the obvious. Whistler’s poorly kept secret is that, regardless of the time of year, skiers stand a better than average chance of encountering gray clouds, snow like cement and an evil penetrating dampness. Likewise, no-one should be surprised when their mid January Laurentian ski sojourn …