Thursday 19 November 2015

Disney and Universal - five of our best.

Disney World and Universal Studios Florida are both fun, family resorts with rides for the whole family. In the great eclectic mix of rides, some stand out as absolute thrillers that can make your heart drop into your stomach.

So check out our top five choices for rides that’ll get your heart pumping:

5. Universal Studios Rip Ride Rockit

Customize your ride experience with this jukebox style ride, pick and choose any song to suit your mood as you roll through unexpected twists and turns. A world-first non-inverting loop complete the thrills on this 17-story high exciting roller coaster. The perfect coaster for those who are getting over the fear of the big rides, it’s a fun one to ride again and again.

4. Disney World’s Twilight Zone Tower of Terror

The suspense and foreboding you’ll feel in the queue is enough to get your heart pumping in anticipation. The ride itself has exciting effects, total darkness, and multiple freefall drops, ups and downs, and the feeling of losing your stomach. What separates it from other freefall rides is Disney’s always fantastic use of storytelling and creation of an immersive world.

3. Disney World’s Mission: SPACE

This high thrill ride transports you to the future from the very moment you enter the queue. Metallic details, scapecraft training pods, and more entice and excite you before the ride begins. Once on the spacecraft, the centrifugal G-Force of the simulator and the full screen view of outer space is almost too good, jarring you back in your seat. You’ll be surprised when you step out and realize you haven’t actually been to Mars and back!

2. Universal Studios The Incredible Hulk Coaster

Transport yourself into the world of Bruce Banner, the big roller coaster is an experiment gone wrong where you are quickly jumped to top speed and transformed into the raging Hulk. The coaster takes you from 0 to 40 mph in two seconds flat, so be prepared to get sucked into the back of your seat, and that’s just the beginning!

1. Universal Studios Revenge of the Mummy

Fireballs, swarming beetles, warrior mummies, and a completely enclosed roller coaster give this thrill ride top marks. Trying to escape the curse of Imhotep, the ride plummets you into total darkness, whipping you around and avoiding the frights at every turn. I won’t spoil it for you, but the ending is one you won't see coming!

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Fishing off of the Gulf Coast Shores

Visitors from around the world flock to Florida’s sunny shores each year. With miles of pearly, soft sand, amazing emerald waters on the Gulf of Mexico and glassy Atlantic waters on the other side, this is a beach playground. Theme parks keep kids (and adults) thrilled. However- lots of visitors miss a vacation thrill- the great fishing.

The waters surrounding Florida’s Gulf Coast are teeming with fish. Pompano, Red Drum and Flounder can be found close to the shores. Further out, on the reefs, anglers will love catching Red Snapper and Amberjack. The deep waters hold Wahoo, Marlin and Tuna- the ‘big-fight’ fish. With opportunities to catch these guys from the shores, in kayaks and trolling boats, and deep-sea charters, this is a fisherman’s Mecca.

Pensacola Florida is the perfect place to plan your vacation fishing trip. The family will love the baby-powder-soft sands of these beaches. Pensacola has a beautiful historic district, a naval museum where the kids will enjoy seeing war planes suspended from the ceilings and, of course, The Blue Angels. Mom and dad will enjoy a plethora of restaurants with fresh seafood and steaks. And the anglers will be in heaven standing in the surf, rods at the ready, to haul in the big one.

Clearwater Beach is a world-famous beach. Here the water is clear, warm and gradually deepens, making it perfect for families. The also-famous Pier 60 is located here. Families can grab their gear, rods, bait and snacks in the little store. Then walk out the pier and try to snag a tarpon or Snook. At sunset, enjoy local artist selling their wares on the pier. Lights along the pier bring the fish in at night, searching for food. Anglers can easily haul in 20-pounders.

Fort Myers Beach is the hotspot for Spring Break. College kids, sun, sand and bikinis. Sand art competitions bring world-class competitors who sculpt castles, dragons and more. Fish the shores for Cobia and Spanish mackerel and Amberjacks. Go offshore for grouper, shark and barracuda.

Naples, Florida is the place to catch sharks, redfish, tarpons and grouper along the coast and in the bays. Go out deep into the Gulf of Mexico for huge tarpons ranging from 60 to 100 pounds and more. Blue and white marlin, sailfish and Mahi Mahi are always ready to give anglers a fight. Naples backwaters team with sharks during the warm months. Blacktip, lemon and bull sharks all troll the waters, looking for food and maybe a good fight.

A few lucky captains are permitted to fish the largest mangrove forest in the Everglades National Forest. Here, among the tangled roots of the mangrove, nurse sharks, huge bull sharks and lemon sharks wait to see if you are brave enough to catch them. Bring the family and enjoy all that Florida has to offer. Theme parks, historic districts, amazing waters and fantastic fishing; the people at Charter Travel can make your vacation dreams come to life.

Thursday 13 August 2015

The Beauty of Sanibel Florida

Sea shells. Gorgeous shells- so many that a museum on the island is dedicated to them. An ancient light house. Sand and places for quiet solitude. Welcome to Sanibel Island off the gulf coast of Florida.

Sanibel Island is the ‘Cinderella’ of Florida. No high-rises will block your views of the ocean, or sunsets. Here you can enjoy walking along the beach, gathering shells and shark’s teeth without the noise of bars and nightlife spoiling the peaceful atmosphere.

25-miles of bike paths are perfect for families to travel. Billy’s Bikes and Rentals can equip families with beach bikes, bikes with kid carts, and even unique covered surry bikes that the whole family can pedal together. Most of the bike paths go parallel to roads and they lead to beaches, cemeteries and the lighthouse. There are water fountains along the paths and bike racks, too. This makes it extremely easy to lock your bike up and then hike off to explore, to eat, or to swim.

If you would rather be on the water, explore Sanibel Island in a kayak. Paddle along the D.N. Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge. Here, you can see alligators and manatees in the bay. At low-tide, lots of water birds feast among the mangroves and pick along the shores for crabs and other shell fish. Explore the point of Sanibel Island to see the lighthouse, ospreys and their nest atop poles and trees, and cranes in the shallow sandbars.

Sanibel Island has a great reputation for sea shells of all kinds. The Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum houses all kinds of shell displays, not just shells from Florida. The kids will enjoy the scavenger hunt through the museum. Adults will enjoy learning about the various shells. All ages will see Sailor Valentines, made from shells and brought to sweethearts from around the world. See art like flower arrangements made from shells. This place will bring new life to your own shell-hunting adventures.

Of course, most visitors to Gulf Coast of Florida are looking for beaches. Sanibel Island does not disappoint visitors. Blind Pass Beach is ‘paved’ with shells. Scoop them by the bucketful, then sift through them for the ones you will prize. Bowman’s Beach is only accessible by foot. Hike over a trail through the cool forest to this beach. Restrooms, a playground and grills make this quiet beach worth the walk.

Speaking of grills, when you get hungry, take the family to eat at Doc Ford’s Rum Bar and Grille. Here guests will enjoy conch chowder, Yucatan shrimp and drinks like Rowdy Razorbacks and Sanibel Sunsets. Or you can try the Sanibel Café for some great breakfast options.

Staying on Sanibel Island is easy. Condos, hotels and beach cottages wait for visitors to arrive. why not do our Disney and Cape Coral twin centre holiday Trust the knowledgeable staff at Charter Travel to take care of all of your vacation needs in Florida. Accommodations, fishing charters, restaurant reservations and bike rentals, Charter Travel can handle it. All you do is relax and enjoy.

Thursday 18 June 2015

Holidays in Naples

Culture, fine-dining, antique shops— these are things of you will find on your Naples, Florida holidays.

Located on the southwestern gulf-side of Florida, Naples is a refined city. It is also the point of access to the Everglades and outer islands. Beaches and shopping complete the picture of this city jewel.

Art lovers will enjoy Random Acts of Art, HW gallery and von Liebig Art Gallery. Stroll through, buy a few items that fit your fancy, and just enjoy the works of quirky, creative minds. See the Naples Theater or watch a production by the Naples Players. This is the place where art in all forms comes alive.

For shopping, everyone knows you go to Fifth Avenue. Fifth Avenue South, that is. Naples version of Rodeo Drive, this long stretch of shops hosts designer names, ice cream shops, limos and shady sitting benches. Spend the day (and lots of money) here along the stretch. Grab lunch with the girls or people-watch.

If you and your family prefer quiet, Florida wildlife, enjoy one of the sanctuaries. Wind along wooden paths through Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. See cypress trees, air plants and alligators all in their natural setting. Or, take a tranquil stroll into Naples Botanical Gardens. Waterfalls, garden ponds and dinosaurs (yes, you read that right) all come together in this peaceful retreat.

Of course, Naples has that most important of Florida vacation elements…the beach. Enjoy kayaking, cruising, or jetpacks in the emerald waters. Lowdermilk beach has sparkling white sand, outdoor showers, and places to eat, along with the gorgeous waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Sailing, fishing, and riding the jet skis will also keep the family happy for days on end.

For those who want to stay dry, The Naples Zoo, LaPlaya Golf Course and Naples Bicycle Tours will have you out in the sun, but not in the water. Explore the city on a bike and see places like the Celebration Community Beach Church. Here, the beach is the church. There is no building. Bring your lawn chair and your flip flops for some Florida-style religion.

Have you and your family worked up an appetite? Try the Rumba Cuban Café for some steak and onions and fried plantains, or some fried yucca with garlic sauce- yum! The family will love the laid-back atmosphere and indoor/outdoor seating. For some quiet couples-only time, try dining at Alberto’s on Fifth Fine Italian Restaurant. Have an Iceberg Martini and some bruschetta for starters. Main courses like roasted sea scallops, freshly made pasta and delicious desserts like homemade gelato will have your taste buds singing.

After a busy day, relax in a suite, cottage or room at Naples Bay Resort Florida. With plenty of activities for the kids, nice pools and a lazy river, this is a great spot to end your day. Of course, there are hundreds of places to stay. Let the agents at Charter Travel help you find the perfect accommodations. They can also help to make dinner reservations, get tickets to attractions and more.

Wednesday 17 June 2015

The beauty of staying in a Universal on site hotel at Universal Orlando

Staying at an on-site hotel at Universal Orlando has its own charm. Staying on-site makes everything about your Florida holidays experience effortless. Universal Orlando now offers four unique hotels inside its amazing universe in which three of them are deluxe property, which means you get luxurious accommodations along with top notch dining options plus many free perks and benefits.

Benefits of staying at an on-site hotel at Universal Orlando

Early park admission
This is among one of the most valuable perk available to guest staying at Universal on site hotel at Universal Orlando. This is also sometimes referred to as early entry and provides entry to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter 1 hour before the general public, and the unlimited Universal Express passes for deluxe guests.

Complimentary shuttle buses
Each of the hotels is within the walking distance or a short shuttle ride to Universal’s Island of Adventure, Universal CityWalk or Universal Studios Florida. Shuttle ride is free for all the guest staying at on site hotel at Universal Orlando. Deluxe hotels also have a provision for really cool and relaxing water taxis that transport you to CityWalk and the theme parks.

Resort-wide charging privileges
You can use your hotel room key card at Universal Orlando locations where credit cards are accepted to buy food and merchandise.

Complimentary delivery of merchandise
Buy items anywhere throughout Universal Orlando and get it sent directly to your on-site hotel room.

Complimentary scheduled transportation
Deluxe hotel guests have the privilege to take the convenient water taxis along picturesque waterways or ride the shuttle bus directly to both theme parks and CityWalk.

These benefits are available to you the moment you arrive until midnight on the day you check out. The benefits are still applicable even if your rooms are not ready until that afternoon. You have the right to register at your hotel as early in the morning as you arrive. This means you can leave your bags and retrieve your Express passes in time for the Early Park Admission hour. Interestingly you can still linger at the resort even after your check-out time and enjoy full advantage of your pool privilege until late in the evening – how cool is that?

Tuesday 16 June 2015

Combine the adrenaline of Orlando with the relaxation of Naples

It is very well said that Florida is the America’s sunshine state. On one hand it offers fantastic destination to those seeking sun and relaxation, great shopping, fine dining and on the other hand the opportunity to go crazy in the world of amusement parks and entertainment. In short Florida is dedicated to family time with tons of options to have fun, relax and unwind. The place has enough option to help you create perfect Florida holidays with memories you and your loved ones will treasure for years to come.

Adrenaline of Orlando

Orlando is the theme park capitol of the world, drawing over 50 million visitors per year and has got enough to keep your family entertained for weeks. The most visible and talked about attraction in Orlando this summer is not about one of those mega theme parks, instead it’s about I-Drive 360, an entertainment complex that’s pretty good for all ages and is complete with Madame Tussauds wax museum featuring figures of Juan Ponce de Leo, 400-foot-tall the Orlando Eye and the Sea Life Aquarium with plenty of sharks to spy. Most of the people get more tired after the trip than before they started, making it a great trip but not really a true vacation. But with little planning like combining your trip to Orlando with a back-to-back trip to Naples, you not only ensure great action packed fun time with your family, but also a relaxing one. So when you get back from your vacation, you are truly relaxed and in your best form to get back to your busy life with fresh energy and enthusiasm.

Relaxation of Naples

Naples is the jewel glistening on the south west coast that combines elegance and sophistication with beautiful natural surroundings. It makes for a perfect destination to relax on the white glittering sand and unwind after an action packed, eventful time at Orlando. One way trip from Orlando to Naples is about 220 miles and takes around four hours if driven direct. The interior route takes you through Lake Wales and past Lake Wales Ridge State Forest. Should you want you can also take a detour to Lake Kissimmee State Park to have a short break. Here you will get to see the lesser known parts of Florida which is more about cattle and oranges than beaches and shopping. Arrive in Naples and you step back into that other Florida which is about high-end shopping and cultural pursuits vie with the desire to simply lie back and soak up the sun.
Whether you come as family or just couples, Naples is a great value destination filled with relaxing days on the beach, activities the entire family can enjoy or gourmet dining. The city boasts over 35 golf courses, 100s of art galleries and two shopping districts. Naples is best known for its 17 miles of white sandy beaches which is great for kids and families. Besides beaches, Naples is also hugely popular with nature lovers. It offers a perfect option for getting out into the countryside including Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve and the Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park. What could be the better way to spend time hiking, kayaking and learning about the flora & fauna and about the local area ecosystem while preparing to get back to usual life after an action packed vacation time at mega theme parks in Orlando this summer?

Friday 12 June 2015

The Orlando Eye the I drive's newest attraction

Located in the heart of Orlando’s popular International Drive, I-Drive 360 is the Orlando’s new $200 million dollar entertainment city and home to The Orlando Eye. I-Drive 360 offers a fantastic opportunity to soar above Central Florida on The Orlando Eye or go under the sea at SEA LIFE Orlando or maybe just give a pose with a Star at Madame Tussaud's!

Considered as the tallest observational wheel on the North American East Coast and visible from most of central Florida, the Orlando Eye is the newest and the largest observation wheel on the east coast. It offers an excellent opportunity while on your holidays to Florida to catch a chance to see the magic of the city on an entertaining ride. The mesmerizing view from the top includes almost all of the downtown Orlando, captivating landscape and major theme parks and more. The Orlando eye stands 400 feet high, which is nearly 100 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty. On a clear day you can easily see all the way to Cape Canaveral. The Orlando Eye takes about 20 minutes to complete one full rotation. The ride doesn’t give a feel of swinging around or moving. It is not meant to be scary, rather provide an observation experience. Each of the 30 fully enclosed, air-conditioned glass capsules is complete with Apple tablet that gives the visitors fun and an interactive way to explore the views as they go around the wheel.

The Orlando Eye visitors get to choose their own unique experience like champagne flights and private capsules. The attraction also includes a 4D cinematic experience showcasing a 3D aerial journey of Central Florida that adds effects such as wind, water, and lighting. I-Drive 360 highlights also includes Madame Tussauds, world’s most famous celebrity wax attraction which showcases detailed and lifelike wax figures that offers a perfect tribute to the most influential celebrity and historical figures of our time like Jimmy Fallon, pop princesses Taylor Swift, actor Jim Parsons, international icon Ricky Martin and many more. You put your arms around them and get those photos that money can’t buy you.

Another I-drive 360 attraction is Sea Life Orlando, you can enjoy underwater adventure that displays colorful fish, sea horses, sea turtles, rays, sharks, jellies and more. A combination of winding tunnels, bubble aquarium, cold water rock pools and floor-to-ceiling presents a unique experience for guests of all ages. Sea Life Orlando features more than 5,000 sea animals from habitats representing Indian, the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

I-Drive 360 also has an equally unique line-up of restaurants featuring variety of flavorful experiences and offering dining options from full service to fast casual and quick serve. You can expect to find some popular brand restaurants such as Carrabbas’ Italian Grill, Buffalo Wild Wings, Yard House, Outback Steakhouse and Shake Shack. You will also find some unique establishments such as Naru, Sugar Factory, Tapa Toro and Paramount Fine Foods. I-Drive 360 provides a massive seven stories covered parking structure for visitors, from here you can wonder nearby to an open air courtyard featuring a water show set to music and color-changing lights while enjoying your favorite refreshment.

Thursday 4 June 2015

Holidays on the Gulf Coast

Get ready for fun in the sun on a holiday to Florida’s Gulf Coast. Charter Travel has been helping travelers plan their trips to the Gulf Coast for years, and we would love to assist you. From finding the most affordable and convenient flight options to choosing a comfortable place to stay to arranging a car hire, our travel specialists can do it all.

Holidays to the Gulf Coast of Florida provide you with many exciting options. There are plenty of beaches to choose from, including Clearwater, Pensacola, Perdido Key, Tampa Bay, and St. Petersburg, just to name a few. You’ll find the best blend of city life and relaxing respites from all of the hustle and bustle. You’re also just a few hours’ drive from Orlando, where you can visit some of the best theme parks and attractions in the world, including Universal Orlando and Disney World. We can help you with arranging a car hire so that you can travel easily during your trip.

Relaxing Beaches, Exciting Watersports, and More

Beaches along the Gulf of Mexico offer calm, clear waters, soft white sand, and the perfect environment for a relaxing escape. It’s ideal for families, since kids and adults can swim in the calm waters without worrying about big waves. It’s almost like swimming in a pool, just with plenty of exotic marine life to share the water with.

If you love watersports, fishing, or even just romantic walks along the shore, this is an ideal place to be. From kayaking to snorkeling to fishing, options abound. There are activities and events suitable for families, couples, and travelers of all ages. Practice your golf swing on world class courses, cast a line off of a chartered fishing boat, or settle in to a poolside lounger with a good book. Trips to the Gulf Coast can be as laid back or as action packed as your heart desires.

Cultural sites include museums of all types, from art galleries to historical centers to botanical gardens. Tour fantastic mansions once owned by the wealthy and famous, and get a glimpse of exotic wildlife in zoos and on wildlife and nature tours. Charter Travel can help you create the itinerary that matches your interests.

There are numerous parks, some of which allow for camping, canoeing, and other outdoor activities. You can enjoy bird watching, picnicking with the children, or just watching the sun set over the water. Shopping and dining options are in abundance, from quaint shops to upscale boutiques to shopping malls. The travel specialists at Charter Travel are able to provide you with plenty of recommendations for restaurants, cafes, bars, and exciting nightlife hotspots. check out our many things to do along the Gulf Coast of Florida

Holidays on the Gulf Coast will have you feeling refreshed, relaxed and revitalized. If you have wanted to spend time in the sunshine in a tropical destination with all of the comforts of home, Charter Travel is pleased to help you organize the perfect trip. Pack up the family for a memorable beach holiday on the Gulf Coast that everyone is sure to enjoy.

Tuesday 10 March 2015


When you think of USA what comes to your mind? A well developed and advanced nation with state-of the- art technology and huge skyscrapers? Well, there is a lot more to USA other than the skyscrapers and advanced machineries. If you move to the southern part of the states, also known as the Deep South, you will encounter a completely different aspect of this wonderful country. These include the states of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and South Carolina. Adjoining regions of East Texas, North Florida and the Florida Panhandle are also considered part of this sub region. Some other regions may also be included.

Deep South was called so because it differed from its northern counterpart which was dependent on plantation type of agriculture during the pre-civil war era. Deep South mainly produced cotton for its earnings. With the passage of time, of course, the usage fell into controversy and is mostly discontinued.

If you are planning a holiday to enjoy a nice quiet meal in a small town with fresh air and natural beauty and aiming for some sight-seeing and adventurous trips, the southern part of USA is a good choice. The cultural influences of the south will take your breath away by providing you a diversity that is rarely seen. This sub region was colonized by the Christians and later immigrants from South East Asia and North America added Hinduism, Buddhism and Jewish cultures. This is mainly an English speaking region with different vernaculars and people fond of growing and preparing different forms of tea.

Visit the following places while in the deeper south:

Visit Memphis

Memphis is one of the majestic cities that have a host of museums and tourist attractions like Hard rock café. Ever heard of Isaac Hayes, Otis Redding or the Staple Singers? The Stax museum is the world’s only soul museum with records of these classically original singers. It has seen the bankruptcy of Stax records, the deterioration of the building and finally it was restored into a museum. Memphis in May and Carnival Memphis are the summer festivities of this place and promote their musical and culinary heritage.

You can visit the internationally famous and now a US national heritage landmark, the Sun Studios, where artists like Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Roy Orbison, Charlie Feathers, Ray Harris, Warren Smith, Charlie Rich, and Jerry Lee Lewis recorded in the mid-to-late 1950s. You can also visit the home of Elvis Presley, the Graceland, at the Elvis Presley Boulevard.

After visiting the museums and studios like a gentleman, it is time to become naughty at night. Beale Street is the ideal place to enjoy a night life full of food, music, lights and people with a lot of varieties of drinks that you can enjoy.

Visit Atlanta.

The most populous city in Deep South and the capital of Georgia offers what most cities in the Deep South cannot, an opportunity to hike for miles crossing thousands of feet and sections of jungles. The Appalachian trail, or A.T from Springer mountain to Maine is a world renowned choice for foot walkers. It provides a hiking experience that is unmatched in the entire southern USA with mesmerizing natural views and water bodies.

The Peabody hotel named after Peabody ducks is a luxurious historic hotel famous for the march of the celebrity ducks and celebrities who have stayed here. This hotel is an active epicenter for Cotton Carnival and Memphis in May during the festive season and a hub for weddings, balls, bar mitzvahs and prom parties.

The tour to Dollywood.

Dollywood, unlike Hollywood and Bollywood, is a theme park for amusement of families and children. From Rudolph reindeers to smoky mountains and Water Park to resorts, every activity that you can possibly enjoy in a theme park is right here.

Visit Nashville

Also dubbed music city is the home for the country music hall of fame, Grand Ole Opry. If you are a music aficionado, you must visit this place to satisfy your soul of visiting the holy birth place of great music.

Nashville has a lot of parks with artificial beauty embedded in the construction. One such example is the original replica of The Parthenon which is reconstructed to scale in the Centennial Park.

Visit New Orleans.

A port with a modest population and mix of cultures, New Orleans was named after the Duke of Orleans who influenced its European culture. Take a tour of the port by their famous steam boats which float the port at frequent intervals. The view of the city from the waters is breathtaking and completely different from what you would notice just being on the roads.

As you move to the state of Mississippi you will encounter a lot of mansions and gardens built in the pre-war era.

Visit Natchez.

Natchez is the oldest civilized settlement on the Mississippi River that is a central tourist attraction because of its mansions and parks. Some notable ones you may like to visit are the Auburn at Duncan Park, the Octagonal Longwood or Nutt’s Folly at Lower Woodville and the Greek revival architecture based, the Melrose. These designs portray a mix of older concepts with the modern technology.

Visit Tupelo

Tupelo is the birthplace of Elvis hosting a lot of guitar and Elvis’ scriptures even today. The city has been hit the worst by natural disasters ranging from severe famines and droughts to tornadoes and yet has survived to showcase the life of Elvis Presley.

Visit Oxford

The oldest university that taught and promoted English, the Oxford University, got its name by virtue of being located in this epic city. The Radcliffe Camera is a building that was built to house the science library of Oxford University is a must watch especially from an architectural point of view since it is inspired by English Palladian style. It is situated inside the Oxford University campus.

Visit Cleveland

The skyline of Cleveland from Lake Erie gives view to the most amazing buildings, the Key Tower, the 200 Public Square and the Terminal tower. Cleveland is full of architectural beauties like the St Theodosius Orthodox Cathedral and the True Holiness Temple which serves as the congregation of African Americans.

The poor monkey lounge or Po’ Monkey’s lounge was once home to farmers who used to drink, rest and dance here. It is also known as one of the last juke joints of the south.

The mysterious Mississippi

Mississippi River is known for its steam boat cruises. The magnificent, multistoried steam boats give a view of the river as well as the cities and provide a whole new perspective to the Deep South. You will travel through the Mississippi, Ohio and Cumberland rivers experiencing the rich, diverse and rare American history and cultural heritage. You can choose the cruise route yourself from the various options available such as:

  • Lower Mississippi
  • Upper Mississippi
  • New Orleans round trip
  • The Ohio trip

These routes differ in spots covered and duration of the cruise. Be sure to pack accordingly before you set out into the horizon. You cannot cover everything that this sub region has to offer your senses in one trip. You have to cover as much as possible and to achieve that, researching your destinations is always helpful. Choose your destinations wisely keeping in mind the historical importance they carry, the variety they offer and the interest they tickle in you.

Thursday 26 February 2015

There is something for everyone at Yosemite

Located just a few hours east of San Francisco lies one of California’s most outstanding and beautiful national parks, Yosemite. Well known for its waterfalls, it is an outstanding area of nature where you will find great gulfs of forest, deep valleys, glaciers and ancient giant sequoias (which can live up to 3000 years old!). The tallest waterfall in North America is situated in the park, named Yosemite Falls. It has a stunning 2425 foot drop where it’s flow peaks in May.

It was Abraham Lincoln that acknowledged the fascination people had with the park and set legislation up to protect the park amid the civil war which is the reason it still stands today in its glory and refinement.

The History of Yosemite stretches way back to 500 million years ago and erosion and weathering continue today to create the many fascinating faces and facades of the park. The mountains are still said to grow at least one foot every 1000 years.

The trees of the park have been in existence since the beginning of history on the western world. For example, the Mariposa Grove’s Grizzly Giant tree is over 2700 years old.

Wildlife in the park includes Bears. Commonly cold Black Bears, statistically very few are actually black. You will more so find the bears range from brown to cinnamon and blond (of course, if you were to come face to face with one, I am sure the colour would be the least of your worries!). The golden eagle is a common sight along with the great grey owl. Deer, squirrels and sheep make up some of the other wildlife you could see in the park. There are statistically over 90 breeds of mammals in the park.

Within this beauty, there are many activities you can choose from. Whether you like to hike, climb, backpack, horse ride, bird watch or winter and water sport activities, there is something for everything here at Yosemite. So whether you do it in a day or take a few days out in the park staying at one of the Lodges (which is recommended), I challenge you not to be overwhelmed by the sheer vastness, tranquillity and elegance of the park. Its importance in nature cannot be underestimated and is firmly underlined by UNESCO and it’s classification of the park as a World Heritage Site.

Finally we have putting together a well thought out Yosemite itinerary which will include both California and Nevada as a memorable flydrive package holiday

Wednesday 25 February 2015

The Top 6 Coasters In The United States

1. "Маntа", Ѕеаwоrld, Flоrіdа

Тhеmеd аs а "flуіng rау," Seaworld Florida's Маntа іs а 140-fооt-tаll Воllіgеr & Маbіllаrd Flуіng Соаstеr thаt runs оn 3,359 fееt оf trасk, rеасhіng а tор sрееd оf 56 mрh whіlе gоіng thrоugh fоur іnvеrsіоns, іnсludіng аn 98-fооt-tаll рrеtzеl lоор. Вut thе rоllеr соаstеr іsn't thе оnlу еlеmеnt tо Маntа, whісh wоn thе 2009 Тhеmе Раrk Іnsіdеr Аwаrd аs thе Веst Νеw Аttrасtіоn оf thе уеаr. Whіlе уоu аrе wаіtіng tо bоаrd, уоu'll wаlk thrоugh аn аquаrіum wіth flооr-tо-сеіlіng undеrwаtеr vіеwіng, fіllеd wіth stіngrауs, trорісаl fіshеs, аn осtорus, lіvе соrаl, аnd muсh mоrе. Неrе's а tір: Yоu rіdе іn а "сhаіr" thаt's асtuаllу mоrе оf а hаrnеss. Whеn уоur sеаt tіlts fоrwаrd іntо thе flуіng роsіtіоn (thіnk lіkе уоu'rе Ѕuреrmаn hеrе), sсооt fоrwаrd а bіt sо thаt уоur shоuldеrs соmе tо thе tор оf thе hаrnеss. Іt'll mаkе thе rіdе muсh mоrе соmfоrtаblе аnd уоu'll fееl mоrе sесurе.

2. "Fаlсоns Furу", Вusсh Gаrdеns, Flоrіdа

Ореnеd іn lаtе summеr 2014, Busch Gardens Florida's Fаlсоn's Furу іs а 335-fооt-tаll drор rіdе, wіth а unіquе fеаturе. Оnсе уоu rеасh thе tор, уоur sеаt rоtаtеs fоrwаrd, рlасіng уоu fасе-dоwn fоr уоur рlungе bасk tо thе grоund.

3. "Ваnshее", Κіngs Іslаnd, Оhіо

Κіngs Іslаnd іn Маsоn, Оhіо, tоrе dоwn thе "Ѕоn оf Веаst" іn 2012 tо buіld Ваnshееаnd wе’rе bеttеr оff fоr іt. Ваnshее іs thе wоrld’s lоngеst іnvеrtеd rоllеr соаstеr (уеs, уоur lеgs dаnglе оn thіs оnе) wіth 4,124 fееt оf trасk. Јust іmаgіnе роwеrіng thrоugh sеvеn sераrаtе іnvеrsіоns оn thіs оnе аs уоu hіt а tор sрееd оf 68 mіlеs реr hоur. ОΚ, nоw рісk уоur јаw uр оff thе flооr.

4. "Міllеnnіum Fоrсе", Сеdаr Роіnt, Оhіо

Yоu knоw уоu’rе rіdіng sоmеthіng frоm аnоthеr wоrld whеn іt сrеаtеs а nеw саtеgоrу оf rоllеr соаstеrs – thе gіgа-соаstеr. Тhаt’s whаt thе bеаstlу Міllеnnіum Fоrсе аt Сеdаr Роіnt іnЅаnduskу, Оhіо, hаs dоnе, stаndіng 310 fееt tаll wіth а tор sрееd оf 93 МРН. Аdd іn а соuрlе оf stеер bаnks аnd tunnеl runs, аnd уоu’vе gоt оnе rіdе thаt’s surе tо gеt уоu оff уоur sеаt.

5. "Gоlіаth", Ѕіх Flаgs Маgіс Моuntаіn, Саlіfоrnіа

Νоt оnlу іs thе Gоlіаth thе 9th fаstеst rоllеr соаstеr, but іt аlsо hаs thе thіrd hіghеst drор аnd іs thе sеvеnth tаllеst (stаndіng аt оvеr 20 stоrіеs hіgh). Іt іnсludеs а 255 fооt drор, аt 85 mіlеs реr hоur, lеаdіng tо а tunnеl full оf smоkе. Іt аlsо іnсludеs саmеl-lіkе humрs аnd аn аmаzіng bunnу hор іn whісh rіdеrs flоаt оff thеіr sеаts duе thе fоrсе. Іt іs rесоgnіzеd аs оnе оf thе mоst еntеrtаіnіng rоllеr соаstеrs іn california.

6. "Тіtаn", Аrlіngtоn, Техаs

Тhе Тіtаn wаs buіlt bу thе sаmе Ѕwіss dеsіgnеrs thаt buіlt thе Gоlіаth but іnсludеs ехtrа twіsts. Іt hаs 5,280 fееt оf trасk, аllоwіng fоr mоrе drорs, lоорs, аnd соrksсrеws. Аftеr drорріng frоm thе 255 fооt hіll, уоu аrе рlungеd іn tо а dаrk tunnеl аt thе sрееd оf 85 mіlеs реr hоur. Тіtаn іnсludеs а sріrаl thаt сrеаtеs fоrсеs оf uр tо 4.5gs.

Friday 16 January 2015

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Тhе trорісаl раrаdіsе оf Наwаіі's Віg Іslаnd аttrасts аll kіnds оf vасаtіоnеrs wіth іts brеаthtаkіng lаndsсаре оf јаggеd lаvа fоrmаtіоns, lush rаіnfоrеsts, соlоrful sаndу bеасhеs аnd еndlеss shоrеlіnе. Whеthеr уоu'rе trаvеlіng wіth fаmіlу, frіеnds, соuрlеs, оn уоur hоnеуmооn оr аlоnе, Наwаіі hаs ехсіtеmеnt, аdvеnturеs, аttrасtіоns аnd ассоmmоdаtіоns thаt wіll lеt еvеrуоnе fееl wеlсоmеd, rеlахеd, іnvіgоrаtеd аnd fіllеd wіth thе Наwаііаn sріrіt.

Тhе bеасhеs аlоnе аrе thе оbvіоus rеаsоn уоu саmе tо Наwаіі wіth еvеrу роssіbіlіtу іmаgіnаblе. Frоm thе rоmаntіс аnd рrіvаtе, рорulаr аnd асtіvе, sесludеd аnd rеmоtе, tо rеd, grееn, blасk, grау аnd whіtе sаnd, thе Віg Іslаnd hаs іt аll. Whеrеvеr уоu аrе оn thе mаіn іslаnd, уоu wіll bе hарру tо knоw thе sаndу bеасhеs аrе nеvеr fаr tо sіnk уоur fееt іntо. Grаb уоur flірреrs, tоwеls аnd sunsсrееn аnd hеаd tо thе bеасh thаt wіll ассоmmоdаtе уоur vасаtіоn рlеаsurеs аnd dеsіrеs.

Ноmе tо sоmе оf thе Моthеr Νаturе's mоst rеmаrkаblе ассоmрlіshmеnts, Наwаіі's Віg Іslаnd іs full оf sіghtsееіng аdvеnturеs. Ехраnd уоur hоrіzоns аnd еngаgе уоursеlf оn аn оut оf thе оrdіnаrу ехрlоrаtіоn оf а fеw nаturаl wоndеrs. Саtсh brеаthtаkіng vіеws оf Аkаkа Fаlls, thе tаllеst wаtеrfаll оn thе Іslаnd lосаtеd іn Аkаkа Fаlls Ѕtаtе Раrk. Ве іn аwе аs уоu wаtсh thе wаtеr саsсаdе dоwn thе 442 fооt сlіff wаll rеlеаsіng а gеntlе sрrау аs thе wаtеr tumblеs tо thе rосkу bаsе.

Ѕhареd bу mіllіоns оf уеаrs оf vоlсаnіс еruрtіоns, ехрlоrе thе unіquе lаvа саvеs аnd stеаmу сrаtеrs оf Наwаіі Vоlсаnоеs Νаtіоnаl Раrk. Оnе оf thе wоrld's mоst асtіvе аnd vіsіtеd vоlсаnоеs, Κіlаuеа, саn bе fоund hеrе. Сhесk іn tо hеаr аll thе іmроrtаnt sаfеtу tірs bеfоrе trеkkіng thrоugh sеvеrаl dіstіnсtіvе trаіls lеаdіng tо сurrеnt flоws оf hоt mоltеn lаvа оr rесеntlу сооlеd lаvа fіеlds. Vіsіtіng thіs nаturаl рhеnоmеnоn wіll lеаvе уоu wіth mеmоrіеs fоr уеаrs tо соmе.

Wіth sо mаnу sіghts tо sее оn thе Віg Іslаnd, іt саn bе оvеrwhеlmіng аt tіmеs. То рісk thе rіght асtіvіtіеs fоr уоu аnd уоur fаmіlу, tаkе а lооk аt thе Тор 10 Тhіngs То Dо аnd Ѕее оn Віg Іslаnd

Whеn vіsіtіng thе Віg Іslаnd уоu wіll bе аmаzеd wіth thе lоdgіng ассоmmоdаtіоns thаt аrе аs dіvеrsе аs thе Наwаііаn lаndsсаре. А Віg Іslаnd Vасаtіоn Rеntаl іs thе реrfесt сhоісе рrоvіdіng а rеlахіng еnvіrоnmеnt сlоsе tо numеrоus аttrасtіоns, whіlе рrоvіdіng уоu соmрlеtе рrіvасу аnd рlеntу оf sрасе. Wіth аll thе аmеnіtіеs оf hоmе аt уоur fіngеrtірs, уоu саn hаvе а mеmоrаblе vасаtіоn bоth іnsіdе аnd оutsіdе оf уоur vасаtіоn rеntаl ассоmmоdаtіоns.