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5 Fun Winter Destinations to Visit with Kids

Best Destinations, Getting Lost - Amanda - January 17, 2018

Winter Destinations to Visit with Kids

It’s nearly every child’s dream to experience snow at some point in their lifetime. Whether it’s because of watching their favorite films or the idea of building a snowman, many a child wants to experience the joy of playing in white powder. Whether you decide to road trip in an RV rental or book some flights, you may be looking for ways to make their dream come true.

But, first of all, you need to find a place to go. Instead of making it one place, why not make a road trip out of it and choose several places. Following are the 5 top best places for winter fun with your little ones:

1. Ski at Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort in British Columbia. There’s no better time for someone to learn to ski than when they are a child and a fantastic place to bring your offspring for this winter sport is Whistler Blackcomb Ski Resort in British Colombia. While it may take a long road trip in an RV rental to get you there, you can rest assured that it will be a trip that you kids won’t soon forget. It’s well-known for being ideal for family vacations as the ski resort provides plenty of activities to keep the little ones busy while parents are getting their fill of snow. From sledding to ski classes, as well as arts and crafts for the days when it’s just too cold, this is a fabulous winter destination for you and yours.

2. Plan a trip to Steamboat Resort in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. If you would perhaps like to stick around the U.S. for your winter vacation, who wouldn’t love a trip to Colorado any time of the year? It’s a gorgeous destination come rain or shine, but you and your little ones will be sure to love the Steamboat Resort in Steamboat Springs during the winter. It’s a place with a vacation center that isn’t only dedicated to teaching your kids to ski, but also promises to take great care of them. While you’re skiing with your sweetheart, your little ones will be having a blast.

3. Visit Silver Dollar City in Branson, Missouri. Theme parks can be a great time for kids, no matter the time of year, but even more so when it’s winter. Silver Dollar City is anything but boring when the weather turns cold. From shows to holiday themed décor and things to do, it’s a place to go to celebrate while also enjoying the many kids rides in the park. While the best time to visit in the winter is during Christmas for the beautiful lights and the amazing décor, any time of the year will be rewarding when it comes to one of Missouri’s best amusement parks.

4. Go to shows in NYC and enjoy the city in winter. Are you looking for a way to help your kids turn into little culture buffs? Why not visit NYC? Summertime is the typical time for tourists to visit, but when you’re visiting with the little ones, it’s just not fun to try to beat the crowds. Instead visit in the winter, when Manhattan turns into a holiday wonderland. Whether it snows or not, you can be sure to enjoy the shows on Broadway, go ice skating at one of the parks, and visit the iconic sites that are so well-known in the Big Apple. New York is always a good idea, even in the winter.

5. Take time to see and visit amusement parks in Orlando, FL. If cold and snow aren’t your family’s idea of a good time, you’re in luck. Orlando, FL is a great place to go when the weather up north is too much and you still want to have fun. From Universal’s Islands of Adventure to Disney World, there are plenty of places to choose from for rides and shows. Plus, there is an abundance of other child-friendly places that don’t want to get left behind when it comes to offering entertainment and fun to those trying to escape the winter cold. If snow isn’t in your plans this winter, Orlando is one of the best options to ensure that your kids have a memorable vacation.

From Orlando to British Columbia, the fun destinations aren’t limited to one area of the continent. You can enjoy everything from skiing to amusement parks during one of the most wonderful times of the year.

Whether you choose to make a road trip in an RV rental out of it or you choose the top destination that your children love, you can be sure that any trip you take with your kids will be one that they will remember. Avoid winter blues and go on a trip for your children’s winter holidays!

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Experience a Maharaja style stay at Fort Jadhavgadh Heritage Hotel, Pune

Best Destinations, Travel Tips - Amanda - January 4, 2018

Westerners and many of the elite Indians would like to be pampered as a king whenever they stay in palatial hotels and resorts that are not far away from big cities. There is one such vacation destination option in fort jadhavgadh on the outskirts of Pune, the second biggest city in the state of Maharashtra, India and a four hours ride from Mumbai, the economic capital of India. It was a fort once, built for the kings of Marathas and now converted into a palatial heritage hotel where you will breathe the air of royal Marathas while staying in any one of the kingly accommodations and experience the true royal hospitality extended to the guests.

Location of Jadhavgadh

Map link: https://www.google.com/maps/@18.395688,74.002549,15z?hl=en-US

It is right on the Hadapsar-Saswad road and is 22 km from Pune City.

Before we look at the various types of accommodations in the fort turned resort, let us look at all the amenities of the hotel.

Amenities:

The hotel offers every modern0day amenities that we are used to that include Internet, restaurant, emergency medical service, and more,

Special hospitalities:

A modern spa where you get several kinds of body treatments such as tissue massage, Thai body massage, and hot stone massage to name a few.

Different types of accommodation

The staying options in Fort Jadhavgadh are starting from Maharaja Suite to royal tents.

Maharaja suite

Obviously, the most expensive, the Maharaja suite will match all your expectations. The view of the countryside and the distant hills from this top floor suite is said to be panoramic. The bathroom is fitted with a couple bathtub which means it can easily accommodate a couple. A true royal facility indeed!

Maharani suite

The royal spouse of the king must have originally stayed at this location because whoever stays in the Maharani suite can directly enter the spa for a personal pampering. The bathroom comes with a steam room.

Museum suite

It is situated one floor above the internal museum. The specialty of this museum suite is the free-standing bathtub in the bathroom.

Varsh suite

Ah, this is a superb facility in Fort Jadhavgadh heritage hotel. I think the rain shower room is one of a kind in India if not the world.

The rain shower room is actually an open-to-sky bathing area. The guests can enjoy a hot or cold shower while looking up the blue sky or gazing at the moon and stars depending on the time of the shower. Chhavni- Royal Tent

Sure it is a tent made of white fabric but look at the image below.

Wow! What a spacious looking tent. It is aptly named as ‘royal tent’. I could see a small wash basin too inside the tent..

Neem forest cottages

The 4 air-conditioned cottages are built amidst the Neem trees whose air is said to be medicinal.

Food

To satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst, there are several restaurants and bar. The ‘Aangan’ is an open-air dining area that serves authentic Maharashtra food and the Kund is a poolside bar

Conclusion:

Fort Jadhavgadh hotel is an ideal royal holiday resort near Mumbai and very close to Pune.

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Things to do in Hamburg

Best Destinations - Amanda - November 25, 2017

Miniatur Wunderland

Miniatur Wonderland is the largest model railway Miniature system in the world and Hamburg has been chosen for the most famous tourist attractions in Germany. Tourists can admire different states and also an airport in miniature size. Also, the inspiring miniature varieties of Hamburg, the hilly German county of the Harz, France, the Austrian Alps, and Italy, North-America and Scandinavia and several construction locations are exposed for curious tourists as well. Also pay close to attention to the information, for the reason that the creators of this miniature world have an unseen rare joke. Miniatur Wunderland is centrally situated in famous warehouse region of Speicherstadt.

Port of Hamburg

Port of Hamburg is one of the most famous travel destinations in European country; the port of Hamburg greetings thousands of travelers in each and every year. It is a spectacular port city that truly astonishes, with its mass City. For vacation travelers, It gives two stations that are both situated in close nearness to the town center. These two stations are the Hamburg Journey Center, the Cruise Center, and HafenCity, Altona. A tourist docking here has more options when it moves toward to touring. For very small visits, visitors can travel to the port area itself.

Park Planten un Blomen

The Planten un Blomen park in main Hamburg is a magnificent destination for romantic couples, relatives, and those search for relaxation. There is a botanical garden with a tropical greenhouse and the largest Japanese attractions. This park is more than just an old-style park with a grass and barbecue area, although all also exist. In addition to the summertime program for adults and aged peoples, the water light event with a song by the park’s lake every day is the best part. The half-hour light event with colorful fountains and on regular basis music events takes place every night from May to September month. A cozy blanket and a bottle of wine make you want for the correct amount of romance.

Hamburg Zoo

Hagenbeck Hamburg Zoo is one of the modern cities Zoo with a lot of attractions and also giving the animals some moral living situations. It has a lot of interesting creatures and plenty of space and is usually a very nice place for the families and for couples. The Hamburg Zoo contains has a small segment with models of ancient dinosaurs.  This liberal zoo has almost no fences or cages; all faunas roam everywhere inside the Zoo free in 25-hectare area. Feed an Asian giraffe or elephant or admire colorful fishes in an aquarium and all of this within a walkable distance from the Town Centre. It has its own metro station and it is very simple to reach.

Aussenalster

Aussenalster is one of two non-natural lakes within the town bounds of Hamburg, Germany. That is molded by in the river of Alster. The waterside an area around the Aussenalster is north of the Centre is the best attraction in Hamburg. The boat landing stage at the Jungfernstieg, below the Alsterpavillon, is the beginning point for the river and canal voyages. Small rowboats and boats, hired from plots on the coasts of the Alster, are very much an amount of the summertime scene. Every Hamburger visions of living within sight of the Alster, but only the richest can afford it. Popular among runners, these lanes are also a pretty place for a stroll.

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Things to do in Arizona

Best Destinations - Amanda - November 22, 2017

Grand Canyon South Rim, Arizona

The Grand Canyon South Rim is a must-see tourist attraction in Arizona. The views are breathtaking and the sky Color has been changing, based on the interaction of the sun and clouds over the canyon. On the city location, you can take the free shuttle bus for many of the destination spots as you can travel. The views from the South Rim, Grand Canyon Village are looks gorgeous and breathtaking. At the entrance, you need to pay $30 for per person. The Grand Canyon South Rim gives you a lot of opportunities to take photos of nature. If you want to learn about the history of the Arizona, Grand Canyon South Rim would be one of the best places to visit.

Grand Canyon South Rim

Musical Instrument Museum (MIM)

The Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) is a stunning and impeccable attraction in New Zealand. Every curve of the Museum is represented with every kind of instrument represented.   This Musical Instrument Museum is must see a place and also if you are a music lover there is a creativity, artistry, and history of all kind of musical instruments. The Musical Instrument Museum is frequently updating the displays of the museum, so there are always a lot of new things are there to enjoy and learn.  The Musical Instrument Museum is a showcase of musical instruments from more than 200 countries and territories around the world. This MIM is very informative and well worth the visit.

Musical Instrument Museum

Horseshoe Bend

Horseshoe Bend is well worth the walk to get to it. You have to hike 700 ft. uphill, then down 1/3 mile on the other. The incredible feature is situated on the Colorado River just a short drive from Page. The Bend offers some great photographic opportunities. Although the best opportunity those who have a fear of heights as there are no fences or barriers and it is a long way down to the river bed. If you go at sunrise or sunset you get the best views of it, but there are lots of people, especially at sunset, so be prepared for that.

Horseshoe Bend

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

The Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum is a perfect spot for all ages, a world-renowned zoo, a natural antiquity museum, and a botanical garden all in one place. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a stunning location to travel flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert.  Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum shows the flora and fauna of this desert region in its natural setting. The Arizona tourist attractions give lots of experience for everyone from young children to old folks like birds, reptiles, otters, mountain goats and spiders etc… Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is a brilliant desert museum, though be sure to wear a hat and be careful on hot days, since much of it is outside below the straight sun.  Also, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is the best place to go out into the desert to get all the natural kind of floras and faunas.

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum

Heard Museum

The Herd Museum is situated in the core of Phoenix city, Arizona. If you have any awareness of Native American Arts, you don’t want to miss the Heard Museum. From prehistoric art to current art, the Heard has all the collections be existent. The exhibits were incredible, and the guides were knowledgeable about the subjects in the museum. The Heard Museum is one of the most respected museums about the life & history of Native Americans anywhere. The Heard Museum also has the national memorial to Native Americans who have fought in our armed services. This Heard Museum is must see attraction if you are travel to Arizona.

Heard Museum

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Things to do in Barcelona

Best Destinations - Amanda - November 21, 2017

If you are going on a holiday to stay in one of the most luxurious hotels in Barcelona, Spain, you definitely have to take some time out to explore this historic city’s many famous landmarks. After all, it only takes an hour or two to visit a many of these landmarks.

There are many great hotels located near this stretch of beach and for good reason. It is very close to the city center. The most luxury hotel in Barcelona, including the best for, luxurious rooms with beach views, rooftop pools and top-notch spas, near La Rambla, the Mediterranean Sea beach, and the Sagrada Família. The gentle lapping of the waves, the fine sand between your toes, the exquisite Spanish bars, and restaurants – all these make la Barceloneta one of the best go-to places in the city for tourists looking to dance and party the night away.

If you are booked in one of the many Barcelona luxury hotels around the area, spend some downtime strolling around the beach and unwinding all that pent-up stress from your life back home.

If there is one piece of history in the city that will inspire you to your bones, it must surely be the Sagrada Familia. With 4 Bedroom Penthouse Barcelona Situated in the Sant Marti neighborhood of Barcelona, this hotel is near Casa Vicens within close distance of Sagrada Familia. Recreational amenities at 4 Bedroom Penthouse include an outdoor pool and a children’s pool, wireless Internet access, express check-in and express check-out.

W Hotel Barcelona another the most luxury hotel is located at the Port of Barcelona, a bit like the famous Dubai hotel with an Avant Garde style.  Private cars are most famous transportation option for guests there. There are 473 rooms at the W Hotel Barcelona and all feature signature 350 thread count bedding, flat-screen televisions. Rooms’ windows face either the port or the cityscape. Of course, gourmet dining and beach views will be provided. The reception operates 24 hours a day.

Things To Do In Barcelona

If you don’t have a lot of time to spend in this great old city, then at least take a few hours to visit these must-see attractions – Barcelona’s most popular museums include Museu del Temple Expiatori de La Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera by Antoni Gaudi, Museu Futbol Club Barcelona – Camp Nou, Museum d’Historia de Catalunya, and the Maritime Museum. The main shopping areas include Placa de Catalunya, Passeig de Gracia, and the Diagonal. Gaudi’s work was influenced by forms of nature and is unique and distinctive. Gaudi’s work can be found all over the city that makes Barcelona the beautiful city, some will be within walking distance of many Barcelona luxury hotels.

Barcelona is a pleasure to visit, whether for holiday or business. The weather in Barcelona is warm from spring to autumn with occasional wind  & rain but will back to sun quite quickly. Find affordable rates for most Luxury Hotel in Barcelona.

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