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Top Ski Resorts - The Best Slippery Slopes

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Whether you’re a novice or an expert, consider a skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, tobogganing or dog-sledding break this winter – they’re all terrific ways to enjoy a fun-filled break. And now is a great time to plan your escape for an exhilarating experience of being on top of a mountain on a white winter's day, whilst everything at home is grey and dull. The Flexicover travel team has put together a selection of interesting winter sports resorts for you! Borovets, Bulgaria: This is the most well-known of the Bulgarian resorts, with a wide range of facilities and après-ski activities, which reportedly also includes sumo wrestling! Borovets offers the largest skiing area in Eastern Europe, with a popular ski school and a ski kindergarten, enthusiastically developed following privatisation in 2000. Rosa Khutor, Russia The new hotel in Sochi the Park Inn Rosa Khutor is located in the heart of the Alpine Ski Resort Development, serves as the perfect base for exploring

Halloween Holiday Ideas

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October 31st brings the witching night! Halloween gives us a chance to dress up, tell spooky stories to the kids and indulge in a few too many sweets. All whilst imagining the antics of spirits, ghouls and other things that go bump in the night… As to why we celebrate Halloween, or All Hallow’s Eve, there are a number of different theories but its true origins are lost to the mists of time. However it used to be celebrated, modern culture has transformed it into a guarantee of sweet treats and family fun, at home and abroad! Resort Guides has put together a list of eerie destinations for all brave and hardy souls to visit this Halloween (and oh, do take the kids with you!). Alton Towers – Alternative adventure experience! You could start at home with our very own Alton Towers as England’s biggest theme park celebrates the spooky season to the max with its Scarefes t, including late opening (to 9pm each night) plus – for those brave enough to stay over – ghostly events in both of i

Costa Rica Tours: Trips Through A Tropical Paradise

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Costa Rica is the greenest country on earth. Over 25% of the country is set aside as protected areas where rare and endangered plants and animals are allowed to flourish. Costa Rica is on the isthmus of Central America wedged between the Pacific Ocean on its west coast and the Caribbean Sea on its east coast. In between are incredible beaches, virgin forests, placid blue lagoons, active volcanoes and thousands of species of colourful plants and animals found no place else on the planet. Whether you are looking for a party or are seeking peace and tranquillity you can find it in Costa Rica. Some of the world's best nature preserves are located in Costa Rica. Places like Tortuguero National Park, Monteverde Cloud National Park and Irazu Volcano National Park are home to some of the most colourful plants and animals on the planet . Costa Rica has over 9000 plant species. It has rainforest, mangrove swamps and some of the most complex ecosystems in the world. These ecosystems provide n

City of Angels Los Angeles

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The city of angels, also known as Los Angeles, has plenty of activities for you and your family and friends to enjoy. There are theme parks, museums, fabulous beaches and historic destinations that you will only find in Southern California. Disneyland is known as the happiest place on earth, and if you want to experience the whole park you need to stay for at least two days. You can stay at the park, or at a hotel close by. Anaheim has plenty of affordable hotels, motels and Inns for every budget. If you have never been to Los Angeles before, you have to go to Hollywood. Walk down the boulevard and match your hand and foot prints at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, travel down the walk of fame and see the world famous Ripley’s Believe It or Not or take a open top tour bus and see how many famous people you can spot. If you rent a car, you can grab a map to the stars homes and travel at your own pace. A trip to Hollywood is not complete without a visit to the Saddle Ranch. You can have

The Best of Orlando

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Orlando, Florida is known throughout the world as a tourism epicenter. Boasting world class theme parks, gorgeous weather year round and plenty of interesting sites and attractions, its no wonder why Orlando consistently ranks as one of the top tourism destinations on the planet. Everyone from young children to older retirees can find something to do in this exhilarating and magical place. From top notch amusement parks to excellent restaurants to plentiful shopping galleries, Orlando has it all. With so much to see and do, it’s impossible to go bored in this enthralling city. Located in central Florida, Orlando boasts a warm, mild climate and pleasant weather year round. Best known for its mega-resorts and celebrated theme parks, the city contains many hidden gems such as fascinating museums, top notch theaters and peaceful parks. Still, its gigantic amusement parks are the region’s top tourism draws, and for good reason. Where else can you experience the magic of Disney, ride the Ho

Fabulous Fiji

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An incredible dream destination spread over several hundred islands in the South Pacific, Fiji is a one of a kind haven that blends a unique local culture with the exquisite beauty of the surrounding area. The islands annually welcome thousands of travelers from across the globe, all of whom come to experience the wonder of this beautiful land. If you are planning an upcoming visit to Fiji , there are several key elements you will want to keep in mind to guarantee that your vacation is truly the trip of a lifetime. Use these tips to plan your trip to Fiji effectively: Sort Out Travel Arrangements before Your Arrival While it may be tempting to throw caution to the wind, it is always a better idea to sort out your travel itinerary before you arrive in Fiji. Some visitors may need a visa to gain entry to the country, so it is important to verify that all travel documents have been obtained. Furthermore, much like any other well-visited spot in the world, hotel and tour rates fluct

A Quick Guide to Brazil

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Brazil is a truly awesome country. Travelling there can be a life changing experience, the only Portuguese speaking country in all South America, it bounces with a unique culture, born out of a sometimes troubled history. A Brazil holiday can take you from the some of the best beaches in the world to the mighty jungle via an all night street party in no time at all. So if you're planning on supping on some authentic Caipirinhas or escaping to a tropical paradise, here's our guide to the best of Brazil. Rio de Janeiro Most visitors to Brazil will find themselves arriving in this iconic city, which has enough to keep you interested for a lifetime. It is the combination of all that makes Brazil so interesting - the vivid coastline with its plunging hills and world-famous beaches, the landmarks of the Corcovado, Sugarloaf Mountain and Rio's blending of modern sophistication with party loving hedonism. Not forgetting that it has a balmy tropical climate, which despite the o

See the Sites of Peru in Comfort

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Peru! Magnificent land from the peaks of the Andes Mountains to the forest of the Amazon Basin. Visiting the area is a dream of some while others make it an annual event. However, one major concern of first time visitors is how do they get around in comfort while in Peru. Is backpacking and walking treacherous trails the only form of travel? If so, the excitement and beauty will be overshadowed by the weariness of sore feet, tired and weary bodies. Hiking through valleys and thick terrain can dwarf the beauty of the land and even cause visitors to forego visiting this splendid area with its many exciting activities and attractions. Bus Tours Visit Peru’s old world areas while traveling in the comfort of a bus. Day trips by bus are available to areas such as Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Huaca Pucllana or Sacred Valley. Bus tours are generally conducted by English speaking guides. Call ahead to arrange your tour in advance. If your trip was planned by a travel agency, have your travel a

A Morocco Holiday Between the Desert And The Mediterranean Sea

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Holidays in Morocco The name Morocco conjures up exotic images of steamy desert nights, mind boggling Mediterranean beaches, the mysterious Casablanca and hypnotic Arabian rhythms. This North African nation has a long history of fun and adventure. It is still true today. Morocco is a great place to spend a holiday. It is like taking a step back in time. You can swaddle yourself in silks, raw cotton and handmade leather products, sample amazing dishes, take a desert safari, relax in a traditional steam bath, visit ancient communities or go skiing in the Atlas Mountains. It is an experience you will remember forever. Spending your holiday on the Mediterranean Coast is hard to top. Few things are as relaxing as the Mediterranean weather. When that is combined with exotic Middle Eastern food and the laid back lifestyle, people on holiday may never want to leave. There are lots of fun things to do in Morocco. One of the most interesting is surfing on Morocco's Atlantic coast. During th

Enjoying the Lakes of Gothenburg

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Gothenburg – or Göteborg - is the second-largest city in Sweden and the country’s largest seaport, due to its location at the mouth of the Göta Älv river. In recent decades the city has had something of a cultural renaissance, with significant public investment into the regeneration of Gothenburg’s museums, galleries, theatres and parks, making it an excellent choice of destination for a European city break. The city has also gained an excellent reputation for world-class cuisine and boasts several Michelin Guide standard restaurants. Getting to Gothenburg is easy via Gothenburg-Landvetter Airport, which is located 30 km southeast of the city centre. There’s also wide selection of high quality, affordably priced hotels in Gothenburg to choose from. Gothenburg is a city which strives to live in harmony with the natural world. More than 10% of modern Gothenburg is dedicated to green spaces and the city’s Botanical Garden is recognised as one of the largest and best in Europe. Perhaps

Five Famous Opera Houses

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Every major modern city can make the boast of having their own theatre, if not many theatres. They are often shining beacons of architectural innovation and cultural significance which stand out from the office towers and apartment blocks which dominate many modern cities. This article takes a look at the very best theatres for opera in the world. All of theatres featured in this list are stunning pieces of architecture and have contributed to the cultural heritage of their respective cities. The Sydney Opera House Sydney’s Opera house has become so popular that it has become synonymous with the landscape of the city and of Australia. The iconic building is one of the most iconic modern buildings in the world and has been made a world heritage site due to its unique and innovative design and state of the art interior. The building was designed by Danish Architect Jørn Utzon who first came up with the concept for the style of the building in 1957, although building was not completed

New York Twin Towers 9/11 Visitor Center

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As everyone knows, in the center of Manhattan two gleaming towers used to soar into the deep blue sky, glistening in the sun. Then one day, they were gone. The twin World Trade Center towers used to house a huge mall full of restaurants and shops on the Concourse Level, which used to be New York’s largest underground shopping mall. It also used to have a hotel, and in the floors above, businesses. If you took the express elevators, they would whisk you up to the 107th floor to the observatory in a dizzying 58 seconds! Once there you could go even further up to the 110th floor to the outdoor viewing platform for a spectacular view across the entire city and across to the state of New Jersey. There also used to be robot window watchers that zipped up and down the towers skimming their surface, washing the windows of five floors in one minute. It was a tourist destination as well as home to thousands of daily workers and visitors. Although today it is gone, Ground Zero has taken its plac