Review of the InterContinental Hong Kong

Wow. Is all you can say when you walk into the huge living room complete with grand piano and double-height, floor-to-ceiling windows. And through the HONGKONGwindows you can spy the room’s private, infinity-edge pool against the 180-degree uninterrupted backdrop of Hong Kong’s famous city skyline.

This is the Presidential Suite at the InterContinental, and at 7,000 square foot, it’s the largest suite in Hong Kong.

The bathroom, too, is something else. Firstly, the bathtub complete with countless jets is so big that you could fit a whole Hong Kong Rugby Sevens team in it. It’s also perched right by floor-to-ceiling glass windows offering sweeping views of the city while you bathe. The super–high-tech showers also offer the same stunning view. And then there’s the private steam room and sauna. Oh, and Chanel toiletries.

But it’s the suite’s private pool that has really become an iconic image across the world. And it’s not hard to see why. It’s large for worldwide private villa standards, let alone space-starved Hong Kong standards. Nestled alongside the pool is a private sunbathing area. And

Travel Guide: 24 hours in Buffalo, New York State

Buffalo-NY-696x522The Buffalo-Niagara Falls Metropolitan Area covers two counties – Erie and Niagara – in Western New York, with a population of some 1,135,500 people. I chose to spend 24 hours on the less well-trodden tourist track of Buffalo city, located on the eastern end of Lake Erie, before heading to the sublime Niagara Falls, some 17 miles away.

The city sits at the beginning of the Niagara River, which flows northward over Niagara Falls and into Lake Ontario.

The Buffalo-Niagara Falls Metropolitan Area covers two counties – Erie and Niagara – in Western New York, with a population of some 1,135,500 people. I chose to spend 24 hours on the less well-trodden tourist track of Buffalo city, located on the eastern end of Lake Erie, before heading to the sublime Niagara Falls, some 17 miles away.

The city sits at the beginning of the Niagara River, which flows northward over Niagara Falls and into Lake Ontario.

Buffalo was once one of the largest and most prosperous of all American cities. Mark Twain was an editor on the Buffalo newspapers and

Be the first to go to Tulia Zanzibar

tulia_zanzibar_swimmingpool3-1068x712When two men from the Czech Republic decided to build a hotel hundreds of miles away on a small beach resort in East Africa’s Zanzibar they never imagined how problematic following their dream would be. They could hardly speak the local lingo and it took three years of haggling just to procure the necessary permits.

They employed 200 local workers and began to create their vision of a luxury beachside resort even though they had not an iota of experience in construction. Their style was pretty hands on, but their inexperience, inevitably, led to disappointment when their imagination and the reality differed. After two years of building they realised there were flaws and demolished everything only to start again.

Later than hoped and with the help of architect Barbara Mluvkova, the duo have finally launched the Tulia Zanzibar. Their offering is an all-inclusive 5* boutique beach resort. It’s pretty exclusive with just 17 bungalows. Each is made of local stone and wood, and has its own path that leads through the lush gardens to its door.

Imagine waking up everyday to

A 10-Point Plan for Rentals (Without Being Overwhelmed)

What to Do During Your Orlando Vacation There are plenty of activities to do and places to see in Orlando that makes it one great vacation destination for the family. It is great to stay in one of the many Orlando resorts which are also very near famous spots like the Walt Disney World and Universal, and also near great restaurants and outdoor recreation activities. In Orlando there is much to enjoy with your family, and if you have been there before, it is a time of revisiting and remembering the days when you were vacationing as a kid with your own family. There are plenty of rooms to choose from in the customer-focused resorts in Orlando. They also have many recreations, amenities, activities, and guest services to make your stay as great as possible. You can also stay in vacation villas with all the conveniences of home. There are villas with one to three bedrooms. Villas are like home where there is a fully equipped kitchen, dining, and a lot of TVs. Resort pools with water slides and private cabanas, tennis and basketball courts, children’s activities, bicycle rentals, full service restaurants and bars, room

Discovering The Truth About Companies

Transportation in Australia Considered as one of the most thriving cities in the world, Sydney, Australia could pass as a cosmopolitan city. Australia was initially founded as a penal colony of Great Britain and is the last of the great frontiers compared to the wild west of 19th century America. Industry and tourism are booming in Sydney. Sydney has one of the most beautiful ports in the world and its importation is from all over the globe. When in Australia and you need to arrange international auto transport for a car, there are local laws that you have to comply. To start with, you need a Vehicle Import Approval from the Australia Department of Transport. Apply for the permit a month before sending your car because the form would take three weeks for approval. Visiting Australia as a tourist or moving there, you would want a car to drive around. You have lots of scenic coastline, vast plains and vibrant wildlife to go and see in this continent. International auto transport is expensive but it is worth it considering you will be driving around, exploring the continent.
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Carefree Yacht Charters Celebrates Summer Season With Vacation Bookings

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(Ft. Lauderdale, FL)—Carefree Yacht Charters has recently announced that they are now booking summer vacations for those who are considering BVI crewed yacht charters at the end of this current 2015/2016 season. The Carefree staff stands ready to offer their expertise and advice on the best crewed yachts as well as assisting with all phases of the vacation booking process. Those who would like to inquire about summer bookings are encouraged to give their staff a call or fill out and submit the contact form on their website.

Lynne Campbell, the founder of Carefree Yacht Charters, commented “Summer is right around the corner, and there’s no better summer activity that we can think of than planning for a relaxing BVI or Caribbean crewed yacht charter. Right now is prime time for booking, as many clients are starting to make their plans for the summer season. Our team here at Carefree Yacht Charters has made it our mission to assist our clients in making sure that they have the best vacation possible. This means listening to their needs and desires and recommending what we believe will be the yacht charter that best fits that description. We serve our clients by

What I Can Teach You About Trips

Colorado Whitewater Rafting – A Lifetime Adventure You Don’t Want To Miss

One of the things you should know when it comes to rafting is that Colorado is the best place to go when it comes to things like this. Surely, you will be able to find the adventure of a lifetime in Colorado with all the greatest whitewater rapids they have in addition to the many breathtaking scenery. You will be able to have a great time whether you are a rafter with a lot of experience or even a beginner. You will have a couple of places to choose from and Buena Vista is considered to be the best of all.

The Royal Gorge is very popular when it comes to adventures that involve rafting. You will find that taking this adventure will be really worth it. The kind of adventure you will be able to get in this river section is one of a kind. Aside from being able to enjoy rafting in some of the greatest rivers in the world, you will also get to enjoy great facilities located near the mouth of the Gorge. You don’t have to worry about too many people on the

3 Tips For a Novice Traveler

After thinking and analyzing your economic situation, you make the decision to start a new adventure. Traveling is something you’ve wanted to do all your life, and here is the perfect time to make your dreams come true.  If you are new on the subject, here are three tips for traveling like a pro!

Research

Behind every good trip there is a good research. It’s important to know every part of your trip; weather, currency rates, transportation, food, etc. Make a list of what you would you like do, if you picked that place as your first option it’s because there is something you want to see or visit. Look at the top of your list for things that represent that city, these will help you to make decisions. Start looking at the flight tickets; if you look for tickets in advance you can get good deals. Also some websites can keep you updated with their daily discounts. If your budget gives you a little bigger range to spend, don’t be shy… you can choose many activities to do on your vacation, try everything, enjoy and take pictures.

Food

A new country is going to have everything different than home, you need to be

Five Tips for Hiring a Campervan

Whether you are a resident or a tourist, hiring a campervan is a great way to take an Australian holiday. It allows you to explore the more remote areas of the country without needing to travel hundreds of kilometres to find lodging for the evening or having to camp out. To ensure you don’t have any issues on your trip, here are five tips for hiring a campervan.

Decide on Needs

Before you start checking on prices for campervans, you need to decide on the size of the campervan that you need. If you are travelling with your spouse, then you can get a cheap campervan hire in Australia that will have most of the comforts of home. If you are travelling with children, then you may want to hire a slightly larger campervan than you need in order to have more room and amenities, such as a full bathroom.

Choose a Package Carefully

When you finally start looking at the various campervans for hire, consider what you need and choose a package that fits those needs and your budget. Most companies will include almost all the supplies you will need for the

Planning for a Trip in US? Read this for the Easiness of Your Accommodation!

People cannot live alone. Everyone needs the other people to support their living no matter what kind of condition that we should face in our life. When we are sad or we are in the bad condition, we really need the friends that will encourage us to awake. In the good condition, we need the friends to share with. In this case, the existence of the other people plays important role for our life. Let say in the condition of buying something, we also need the help of the makers and the sellers also, right? Even in the indirect way, people really need the help from the other also.

But commonly for the direct interaction, the needs of our friends here is very important. Commonly, if you have the more social relations that you have, you will have the more friends. If you want to have many friends in your life, make sure that you can maintain the good relation with them. But you should remember that not all friends will be such a good friend for you. That’s why you need to be really careful in trusting someone as your friends. I believe by knowing many

All you wanted to know about fishing in Dubai

Dubai, which has become one of the world’s best business cities also boasts of a great sea front. You have a wide range of water sports and it is pretty famous for organizing one of the world’s finest fishing events. If you are enthusiastic about fishing, then you should definitely try fishing trips Dubai. There are numerous fishing charters you can go to in Dubai, but it isn’t easy to find one. Here is some information about the different kinds of fish found in Dubai

  • Grouper- It is one of the tastiest fish and comes in various sizes and types. The Greasy Grouper or Arabian Grouper found in Dubai weighs around 5-40 kg and its length is around 30-100 cm. Groupers can be found any day at any time of the year in deep waters. They usually live in the bottom of the sea and inhabit deep coastal reefs. The only way you can catch one is bottom fishing having a squid as a bait.
  • Kingfish- Also known as King Mackarel, the Kingfish has various characteristics like razor sharp teeth, strong, fast and big. It weighs about 70 kg grows up to 2 m and generally found in warm waters in

Coast Guard halts search for cruise ship passenger who fell overboard

KEY WEST, Fla. — The Coast Guard on Sunday evening suspended the search for a Texas man who reportedly fell from a cruise ship 40 miles off the Florida coast.

Coast Guard officials said they halted their search for David Mossman, 46, following an “exhaustive” effort that covered 2,583 square nautical miles with helicopters, ships and airplanes.

Mossman fell approximately 100 feet to the water from Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas about 11 p.m. Friday, 40 miles south of Key Largo’s Carysfort Reef Light, the crew told the Coast Guard early Saturday. A Coast Guard Cutter Gannet, an Air Station Miami MH-65 helicopter and a HC-144 plane were employed to look for Mossman.

“We want to extend our condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Mossman as the decision to suspend a search is never an easy one to make and is done with great care and deliberation,” said Chris Eddy, search-and-rescue technical specialist at the Coast Guard 7th District. “Unfortunately, despite our best efforts and an exhaustive search, our crews were unable to locate him.”Experts said the 100-foot fall likely would have stunned or killed Mossman; if he survived the drop, his chances of remaining alive in the 65-degree water

How to find and book hotel for automobile travelers

If you love traveling by car but you’re not a massive fan of camping and want to stay in hotels during your journey, there are some aspects that you should consider. Before you leave for your trip, here are some recommendations to help you book an appropriate hotel:

  • Plan and research. Every successful trip starts with careful planning and researching so you shouldn’t ignore this essential step before hitting the road. You can look up various hotels on the websites and compare the prices, but you should remember that the most budget-friendly alternatives will probably not be listed on popular platforms. Also, you can browse through the blogs of automobile travelers to get the most relevant and trustworthy information regarding your hotel options.
  • Affordable parking. While traveling by car you have to leave it somewhere, and not all hotels have parking lots nearby, or they can be expensive. Depending on the weather, you can decide if you need indoor or outdoor parking. The best strategy is to find a hotel with protected affordable parking so that you don’t worry about your vehicle being elsewhere but still get an opportunity to save money, especially if you decide to stay for a while. When

Get Masters tickets that will put you at the forefront of the action

Georgia is one of the great jewels of the South. Its sandy white beaches, lush tropical scenery, and warm breezy weather make it the perfect spot for holiday-makers. But the state’s treasures go beyond its stunning natural beauty. It is also home to one of the greatest events in sporting history: the Masters Golf tournament. Although Georgia has always been one of the best places to get away from it all, each year thousands descend upon the state to enjoy a game that is unlike any in the sporting world.

The Masters has featured names that have gone down in golfing history. It is not only an intense, game taking place over a number of days, it is an event. It is an entire mood, atmosphere, and environment of fun, excitement, and delight. Visitors to Georgia in the summer can enjoy both the present reality of beach front recreation, gorgeous weather, great dining, and world-class shopping as well as experience one of the greatest competitions in the world.

Getting masters tickets that will put you at the front of the action can be a challenge. That is why you should work only with a professional in trying to

Hot destinations, top trends

2015 was a tumultuous year in which world events turned beloved travel destinations like Paris into temporary battlegrounds.

Will that keep U.S. travelers from venturing abroad in 2016?

The signs are pointing towards a resilient traveling public.

TripAdvisor, the travel review site, surveyed 2,250 U.S. travelers in the wake of the Paris attacks at cafes and a concert venue and found that 90% were not planning to change their 2016 travel plans as a result. Of the 10% who said they would change their plans, 61% said they would avoid specific destinations and 35% said they would stick to domestic travel.

Anthony Roman, president and founder of a global investigation and risk management firm, Roman and Associates, says travelers shouldn’t be discouraged from seeing the world. But they should be cautious. His advice: When on a trip, vary your daily routine, remain unassuming, use common sense, be alert and have a plan in mind should something go wrong.

“We can’t ignore the new reality, but we shouldn’t stop living either,” he says.So where do the experts think U.S. travelers should head to this year?

Brazil has been much buzzed about in the last few years because of its turn as host of the 2014 World Cup

Vienna Six things to do on a visit to Austria’s capital

Vienna has just been named the world’s best city to live in 2016. And, as this year also marks the start of EasyJet’s direct Edinburgh to Vienna route, we asked our friends at Skyscanner to tell us the top things to do in this beautiful city.

Check out their top tips below – and add to them in the comments box!1. 2016 is the 100th anniversary of Emperor Franz Joseph’s death, so it’s the ideal time to pay a visit to the Schönbrunn Palace, the Emperor’s former summer residence, which is just one hour from the city centre.

2. No break here is complete without a visit to the Museum Quarter, where you’ll find beautiful Baroque buildings alongside sleek towers of glass and chrome, and the Leopold Museum, chock-full of modern Austrian art.

3. When you need to recharge your batteries, head to one of the city’s institutional beer halls for a stein of potent Austrian lager – recent addition Brickmaker’s Ale andCider House on Zieglergasse claims to have the largest selection in the country.

4. Vienna is known for its well-organised public transport and the popular use of bikes in the city

Miami Florida

South Beach is Miami’s undeniable gay hotspot. It consists of tons of bars, restaurants and shopping for straight and gay tourists alike, but all-in-all a very gay-friendly area. 12th Street Beach is the “gay beach”, easily marked by the two rainbow flags and exceptionally gorgeous people. The most consistently popular gay bars are the long-standing Score and Twist, both situated in the South Beach area. The Palace on Ocean Drive hosts weekend drag brunches where visitors can watch drag shows spilling into the busy streets. Lincoln Road is a pedestrian mall popular among tourists and locals, offering a wide variety of open-air restaurants and a plethora of shopping.

Beyond South Beach, the up-and-coming Design District offers one of the newest art scenes in the country. Also, on a longer visit, nearby Fort Lauderdale and Wilton Manors are just a 20 mile drive north. Key West is a 3 hour drive south – possibly a little far for a day trip, but the “Southernmost City” is ultra-gay-friendly and a quaint and historic getaway.

Miami Pride takes place in early April and consists of a parade down Ocean Drive, followed by a festival and

Visiting Italy? Book a Car and Take the time to Journey All around Bari

Along the coastline of Italy, Bari is a eye-catching region with a lot for you to do. In case you are going to the area, make sure you plan a few destinations to see and dining places to go to. While you are visiting that country side, however, you are likely to have to give some thought to transportation. You could possibly get a taxi cab, but that will get really expensive swiftly. You can use public transportation, but when you happen to be not familiar with the location it’s a challenge to know what stop you need to get off at. Plus, you’ll be limited by the periods that the public transportation operates and the stops they go to, which may mean a great deal of walking. If you’re planning to enjoy no less than a few days inside of Bari, you are going to want to consider choosing a car from a business like carhirebari.net.

Any time you book a car from an establishment like CarhireBari.net, you are able to select from a multitude of options. Some of the kinds of automobiles they provide may include economy, small, full size, and also van. They’ll have the best

Developing the Excellent Vacation Checklist

For many people, the holiday season are not a substitute for traffic congestion and stress regarding work. On the other hand, people think of escaping the routine. They point out scheduled problems that enslave them or set pressure within the leisurely activities. A holiday getaway is a dream that a lot of people continue to work hard and save for. For that reason when people finally have it planned, it ought to be perfect. For your perfect vacation, you have to plan for said flawlessness in advance. Holiday trips need a lot of organizing. This short article is designed to assist you in your search for the ideal vacation. These are tips on creating a holiday checklist. Each of the below components are the components for a great holiday!

Passports and Visas are a pair of the most crucial items when scheduling a getaway. If you are leaving the region, a person must have these types of. Tickets will also be needed (these must be arranged in advance). If you might be going for a cruise, any kind of tickets as well as documents are absolutely essential, until you are planning to be considered a stowaway! Vaccination records may also

At Home Key West Unveils Six Distinctive Old Town Steamplant Luxury Rentals

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KEY WEST, Fla. — At Home Key West Vacation Rentals announced the immediate, first-time availability of six special new Vacation Rentals in Key West. Located in the historic Key West Steamplant development, the six unique, two-floor monthly rental units are some of the most luxurious in the state. Each unit offers easy access to Key West’s famed Duval Street entertainment district and boasts a unique design theme that reflects the distinctive history and character of the area.

“We’re happy to announce that our six new Steamplant Luxury Vacation Rentals are now available to reserve by the month,” At Home Key West Vacation Rentals representative Amy Tomasello said, “These units rank among the most attractive, distinctive, and desirable properties in all of Key West, and early response to them has been highly enthusiastic. Visitors will enjoy some of the most luxurious and spacious accommodations to be found in the area, with all the excitement of Old Town right nearby.”

For years thought of by many as an eyesore, the decommissioned Trumbo Road steam plant that had once provided all of Key West with electricity has since been turned into something else entirely. Although the facility had languished unused since its turbines

Arranging a Vacation in France

For many people, vacations in France lead their list of activities they want to carry out in their lifetime. It is easy to realize why a vacation in France is really common. There’s much to discover inside this great nation. Before you start arranging this journey, nonetheless, there are certain things you will need to understand. To start with, you should learn the basics of the language. This does not imply you need to be smooth with the dialect, nevertheless you ought to learn several keywords and phrases. The residents will appreciate the fact that you are attempting to speak to them in their words and can assist you in finding what it’s you’ll need. Furthermore, you need to decide which locations can’t be overlooked. Attempt to put cultural attractions on the list, because they are distinct from points of interest you’ll discover elsewhere around the world. You may also want to buy tickets to many destinations to make sure you will not miss out. Avoid the theme parks since they are not able to compete together with those found in the USA. Finally, gather more information concerning the culture. For instance, a cup of coffee inside France isn’t

Get Started Preparing For Your Personal Perfect Vacation Right Now

Now is the ideal time for you to get started organizing your upcoming trip. By simply getting started early, it is possible to locate a strategy for saving the money to go to your top destination for your dream holiday in the next year. In fact, you will have sufficient time to plan as well as to save some cash.

If you wish to be able to go on your personal dream holiday soon, you will have to get started organizing and saving money. You can begin by simply taking a look at everything there are to try and do at the destination. Doing this, you will see if maybe there are solutions to not spend as much simply by venturing at a specific time or perhaps traversing to a site a particular weekday. For instance, a multitude of locations are going to have discounted costs during the considerably less hectic seasons to try and reel in lots more people. You can often save a lot of cash simply by choosing to go when it’s not a optimum time for visitors. When you’ve determined when you’d like to visit and commenced planning the vacation, you can figure out how much

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Côte d’Or, Burgundy, France

Photograph by Günter Gräfenhain, SIME

Best Vantage on Vintage France

With vineyards first planted by ancient Romans, the Côte d’Or—the most revered winemaking area in Burgundy (Bourgogne)—draws wine pilgrims from around the globe. Natives here insist there’s no place in France with wine traditions more deeply rooted, more consciously cherished. They have something else to be proud of: In July 2015, UNESCO inscribed the region on its World Heritage List. Plans for a new wine center, the Cité des Vins de Bourgogne, will further celebrate this hallowed terroir.

A far cry from Bordeaux’s flat landscape, historically dominated by aristocratic families, the fabled chalk slopes of the Côte d’Or form a snaking ribbon of land in some places no more than a third of a mile wide. This labyrinthine wine terrain about three hours’ drive southeast of Paris is owned by hundreds of farmers, many of them descendants of peasant families and some with just three rows of vines in a field the size of a bowling alley.

Rent a bicycle to taste your way along the Route des Grands Crus, which includes oenophile-magnet vineyards in Puligny-Montrachet. At neighborhood haunt La Grilladine, in the medieval town of Beaune, pair the beef bourguignonne