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A gület is an old Turkish yacht, which typically has two masts. The gület originates from the south west of Turkey, which is where your Turkey walk begins in the popular resort town of Marmaris.

Marmaris is where the Aegean Sea meets the Mediterranean, resulting in one of the largest natural harbours in the world. This beautiful harbour surrounded on all sides by pine-clad hills is the perfect place to take a Turkey walk. However, as you have a few days here before your Turkey walking holiday begins, you may simply want to relax and enjoy some time on the popular sandy beach. This beach has attracted everyone from Marc Anthony to the Crusaders and it is still ever popular today with yachtsmen and tourists that enjoy the gin palaces and bustling nightlife.

Marmaris has plenty of historic attractions which you may want to spend time exploring on a Turkey walk. There is the famous Marmaris Castle and nearby phosphorus caves, as well an erstwhile Ottoman fort, which now acts an archaeology museum.

At Marmaris you will board your beautiful Turkish gület and sail along the Fetihye Gulf to the famous Gocek Islands. Sailing along the stunning coast gives you the perfect opportunity to relax and watch the world go by. Your evening meal is typically eaten underneath the stars whilst the calm Mediterranean laps at the sides of your ancient gület. The lack of light pollution in the midst of the Mediterranean is just perfect for star-gazers and it isn’t unusual to spot a shooting star or two whilst enjoying your traditional Turkish supper.

Whilst sailing to the Gocek Islands there will be plenty of stops on board, where you can explore rock tombs carved by ancients, which are mostly inaccessible by land. There are also plenty of opportunities whilst on your Turkey walking holiday to spend time snorkelling amongst the turquoise waters or using the onboard canoe to paddle alongside the gulet.

Before you reach the Gocek Islands, you will come to the Yassica Islands, which are well-known for their untouched sandy beaches, surrounded by olive and pine trees. The islands are also famous for their other speciality; traditional hand-cooked pancakes, which simply must be sampled whilst on your Turkey walking holiday.

The final stop on your walking holiday in Turkey is the famous Gocek Islands. The beautiful islands have a traditional fishing village feel to them and, though largely untouched by tourism, they are popular with yachtsmen who come to relax and enjoy the slow-paced island life. The islands have plenty of historic buildings and trails for you to explore during a Turkey walk. Cleopatra Bay was a favourite of Queen Cleopatra and famous for the Roman bath, which she requested be built on the island. The bath is now largely underwater but swimming around it on your Turkey walking holiday is rumoured to make you as a beautiful as the Egyptian Queen and will definitely provide the perfect ending to your Turkey walk.

Tony Maniscalco is the Sales and Marketing for Ramblers Countrywide Holidays. Ramblers Worldwide have been operating since 1946 and now offer over 250 holidays in more than 70 different countries. They are dedicated to providing the very finest Turkey walks at the best value prices.

Sooner or later, your child is going to want to take a trip on her own. It may not be until high school when her friends are planning a trip to the beach or an overnight outing for a celebratory occasion. The request may come much sooner in life if she wants to visit relatives or a friend who has moved far away. In either case, you will be apprehensive and nervous, but with proper planning, you will be able to plan a safe trip that you can both agree on. It may take some compromise for both of you, but if you can agree on ground rules for traveling, you will both feel great about how independent your child has become. Your first step to a great trip is to have great OEM luggage. Being able to have everything they need on a trip helps children travel responsibly. Since they will be moving through the airport on their own without other family members, get them sturdy OEM hand carts so movement will be easy.

Agree on a few ground rules before you approve the vacation. When your child arrives in their destination, have the contact you so you know they are there safe. This will put your mind at ease during their travels and it will help them stay on track with their responsibilities. Even if they think it is silly to call and check in, it will help them realize you are concerned about their whereabouts. Should you and your spouse ever travel without your children, abide by this same practice and check in with your child when you arrive.

While your child is the one traveling, they are not the only one with responsibilities, make sure you know their travel itinerary as well as they do. Knowing where they are and when they are supposed to be moving onto the next locale is a great way to keep tabs on them without being too intrusive. If you know where they are, you can contact them without being too intrusive. Knowing they are participating in safe activities is also a great way to build trust.

During the trip, have your child check in. Agree to speak at least once a day. If you think it may feel as if you are monitoring your child’s behavior, let them know you are just excited to hear about what they are doing. While you have every right to keep tabs on them, you do not want your child feeling as if they cannot be trusted. Showing interest in their fun is a great compromise between keeping in contact and smothering.

Finally, be sure you trust their travel companions. If your child is traveling to see family members, chances are good they will have surrogate parents while away. If this is a friend’s trip, they may not be so closely monitored. Get to know their travel companions and make sure you can trust your child’s judgment when you are not around. This will ensure safe travels.

Stewart Wrighter recently purchased a couple of OEM hand carts on the internet to help his aging mother and father transport their groceries. He ordered OEM luggage for his daughter who is traveling abroad during the summer.

We all know that feeling of excitement, when we know we are going away on holiday to a new or favorite place, but sometimes the excitement can turn into the anxiety of wondering if you have booked the right motel – Is it going to be what you expected? Do they provide everything you need?

A simple search in Google can bring up a raft of motel accommodation providers in Taupo, along with a number of accommodation directory style sites; So what can you expect?

When you are searching through accommodation directories or online, one of the first things which you are most likely to look at are the facilities on offer. Booking a motel in Taupo NZ that has the facilities you require, is a great start in making you feel more at ease during your trip preparation process. Not all motel’s in Taupo are the same, but here is an idea of the facilities most have :

Basic Kitchen Facilities
Spa Pools / Baths
Air Conditioning / Heating
Off Street Parking
Guest Laundry

Most motel websites display all of the facilities which they have on offer, so a quick visit to their website may well answer your questions.

Deciding on how much you would like to spend on your stay is completely up to you and your budget. Motel accommodation in Taupo starts from approximately NZD$ 80.00 per couple per night, upwards towards approximately the NZD $ 400.00 per couple per night range. Of course it depends what seasons you are traveling in and the services provided along with the number of people you are making the booking for. For instance if you are booking for a group, you may get group discounts.

Motels in Taupo NZ, have a range of booking options – you can book online, over the phone or you can book through an agent. The advantage of booking online is that some providers websites offer ‘Availability Calendars’ where you can put in an arrival & departure date of your stay to see if there will be accommodation available during this time. Whichever avenue you choose, be sure to discuss your requirements at this time, that way you can arrive at the venue, get the keys to your room, settle in and relax, without having to arrange anything else while you are actually on your holiday.

Also when you are thinking about booking, it’s a good idea to decide on how many people are traveling early on, so that you can book for everyone at the same time. This means that the likelihood of finding accommodation at the one venue rather than numerous different ones, is higher.

Taupo is a town full of exhilarating activities such as Skydiving, Jet Boating, Rafting and Caving and whilst you might not have thought about booking one of these before you leave, why not ask the host where you are staying if you can get some sort of package with your accommodation. That way you are in effect saving yourself time and money!

There are motel’s covering a large area of Taupo. The location of the one you choose to stay at, will largely depend on what you plan on doing during your stay. Choosing accommodation which is close or central to any activities you wish to participate in makes it easier on yourself in terms of organization. For example if you book a venue which is on the eastern side of Lake Taupo, but all of your activities are on the western side of the Lake, it means waking up earlier in order to travel to your destination. If you are unsure of the area, just ask for more information on their location when you book / enquire.

So if you are planning a trip to Taupo in New Zealand (NZ), why not make a list of:

When you plan on traveling – and how long you are going to stay for
How much you can spend per night on accommodation
What facilities you require and would like
Why you are traveling (eg. family holiday, thrill seeking weekend etc etc – this will help with deciding on location)
Where you need to be situated in terms of the activities you plan on participating in

The answers to those questions will give you a good base to start looking for the motel which is going to meet your needs.

Award-winning Catellis Motel and Conference Center in beautiful Taupo, New Zealand offers friendly modern accommodation with 18 comfortable suites and a conference center that can seat up to 50. In 2009 Catellis of Taupo was awarded the TripAdvisor Hidden Gems South Pacific and Best Bargains South Pacific Awards in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards.
In 2008 Catellis of Taupo was voted the Best New Zealand Motel / Hotel in the Corporate Events Guide Peoples Choice Awards. Hosts Wendy and Denis welcome guests from around the world traveling for business or pleasure, whether on vacation or a weekend break. Contact us today to discuss your stay in this beautiful part of New Zealand.

An imposing natural harbour, the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong is one of the busiest in the world. The island’s mountains provide the Harbour with natural protection from tropical storms and typhoons making it the preferred shelter of the various local vessels as well as the bigger foreign trading vessels.


This natural attraction is much sought after by visitors to the island as it offers a unique ‘island’ experience. The various container vessels, as well as the local junks and sampans which dot the marina add colour and life to the harbour making it a lively spectacle. For an up, close and personal view, visitors can attempt one of the Victoria Harbour Cruises. Each cruise sets sail from the Harbour piers located on the two sides of the harbour and visitors can choose from a range of cruises.


For the most spectacular viewing of the harbour the best option would be the Evening Harbour Cruise. The dusky Hong Kong skyline is breathtakingly beautiful and a view from the star speckled waters of the Harbour is the best way to experience this natural beauty. Once bobbing on the waters visitors can expect a panoramic view of the spectacular Hong Kong skyline – an impressive cityscape highlighted by neon colours. The Evening Cruise goes as far as the Wan Chai district.


Other impressive cruises to explore the Victoria Harbour are the Sunset Cruise, offering magnificent views of the oriental sunset as guests sail up to the Kowloon Peninsular, and the amazing ‘A Symphony of Lights’ cruise, a stunning view of the dancing lights of the Victoria Harbour as the boat circumnavigates the Harbour.


Visitors to Hong Kong are assured of a range of comfortable and affordable accommodation options. Ranging from budget to luxury, hotels in Hong Kongoffer its guests the warm oriental hospitality and modern facilities. For a hotel with easy access to the island’s attractions try the Eaton Hotel Hong Kong. The Eaton Hotel is located at the heart of the city and its guests find it easy to access the city’s highlights, including Hong Kongbars, eateries, attractions and shopping malls.

Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.

The internet has made our lives much easier. From the comfort of your home, you can arrange for a car rental in your locality or in another country for that matter, well in advance. The trick to choosing the right car rental service for your needs involves a little investigating. In this article we look at some things you should consider before signing any contract with a rental company.

The local laws in your locality require you to drive on a specific side of the road which is fine if you are renting a car from a location whose traffic laws you are fairly familiar with. But if you are traveling to another country where the traffic laws are different from yours the cars will have a different drive orientation (LHD/RHD). There are some car rental companies that stock both LHD and RHD cars depending on your needs. Be aware that if you require a drive orientation that is different from the norm for the location you are, the costs will be much higher as these types of cars are more expensive to insure. Finding a car rental service that stocks both RHD and LHD cars may be convenient if you want to stick the type of car that you know and of course if you are willing to pay the extra amount.

There are many well established car rental services that have a loyalty program that guarantees you the best rates in the market. In truth this depends on the number of cars available but for well established companies chances are high that they will always have a vehicle available. In addition you get extra discounts from most of these companies for making your bookings in advance and on weekends. Though you very first rental from a company that has a loyalty program will not cost significantly less than that of the competition, its advisable to join these companies as the cost savings for a regular client will be great in the long run.

One way to figure out a poor rental company is to discern their policies on fueling. Some may require you to pay upfront for a certain amount of fuel though it is more economical for you if you opt to pay for your own fuel. Avoid the car rental companies that require you to return the car with a full fuel tank; this policy is quite simply too hard to control or enforce and you will most likely end up paying a hefty surcharge if the tank is not full.

Amy C. enjoys traveling and exploring around the world. She provides article-writing services to small business owners during her travel adventures. To learn more about Car Rental Phoenix options, please visit A-Aable car rental services – One of the most economic Car Rental Phoenix Airport service providers.

Remember the slogan – “I’m The Boss”. I believe this was United Airlines campaign advertisement during the 1970’s. When a passenger would board any of their planes, they would be offered a campaign button with those words.

Then a few years ago, when oil went to $ 140 dollars a barrel, this opened the door to airline greed. Although oil is $ 80 a barrel, you would still think oil was a $ 140 dollars a barrel by the way they operate now. Instead of relaxing their fees as the price of oil dropped, they have come up with new fees, taxes and ways to make more money off their passengers. They have reduced extra flights to many destinations, so they could increase their capacity & prices.Airlines are now charging a certain amount of money for your first, second and third bags checked in. Some are charging for carry-on bags and some are charging you for two airplane seats, if you weigh too much.

Economy class seat assignments: If you go online to make a reservation, you will see a diagram outlay of the seating arrangements for economy class. There are about four different prices for these seats depending if you want extra leg room by an emergency exist or to sit in an isle seat. I’m only 5’7”, but when I sit in an economy class seat upright, my knees will touch the back of the seat in front of me. If the person sitting in front of me tilts their seat back, I would not be able to pull my food tray down to eat. Just imagine having to sit like this on a 20 hour flight from Los Angeles to SE Asia.

There are airline saddle seats already in development, that would be like riding on the back of a motorcycle and partly standing up at the same time. Theairlines have figured out that they can pack another 40% worth of passengers onto the planes using these new seats. European and U.S. airlines are planning to use these new seats on their domesticflights . One European low-cost airline is planning to take out 3 of their 4 bathrooms to add more seats and then charge their passengers around $ 1.50 for each time they use the toilet.

Economy class will begin to look like Economy cargo class, after you compare it to Business.

Business/First class seat assignments: With their TV ads, the airlines make your Business and First class seats look like they turn into a bed in your home. Since more wealthy people are now flying in these two classes with their families, the TV ads don’t show the babies crying all night or the kids running up and down the isles screaming in the dark.

Bonus miles: This is basically putting a carrot on the end of a stick in front of a passenger to get them to fly with you & make them think they are getting a deal. In June 2008, I had earned 125,000 miles, which was good for 2 round trip tickets from Asia to America. Six  months later, theairline changed their rules and it became only good for 1 roundtrip ticket. If you compare prices, you are actually paying for the bonus miles, by having to pay more for the same trip that you would with anairline that is not pushing their bonus miles.

Flight Delays: Especially during the winter months, many passengers are stranded on airplanes from 1 to 8 hours, just sitting on a taxi way at an American airport. This creates great stress for the passengers on the plane, especially those with health problems. There is legislation in the House and Senate at the present time to address this and other flight problems. I think it’s time that at least in America that the passengers begin to take control of their destiny and eliminate

airline greed. You can do this by either joining or contributing to  FlyersRights.org. Thank you.

Calvin Gruneck worked through an International Law Firm in between 1988 to 1997 in Thailand. Calvin Gruneck loves traveling a lot and he is a big fan of AC/DC, U2, INXS, Tom Petty and Led Zeppelin.

Kids always expect excitement and entertainment  to relax and unwin during vacation time. Therefore, to have a great vacation, somethings you should know to control your trip most interesting.


1. Have one place for all your vacation information. If you have a car rental, airline tickets, travelers checks and so on, place them in a folder with the name of your destination on the front. You could even put your driving directions and brochures that look interesting in there. This will make it easy to find everything that you need.


2. Let’s take a look in your closets. Do you have the clothes you need to make your vacation work? You don’t want to be miserable because you brought the wrong clothing. If you are going to the beach, you can probably leave your coat and scarf at home. Don’t take more clothes than you need and try to dress for the weather.


3. There are many travel packing lists. Some destinations provide these. This will help keep unpleasant surprises at bay. You would be wise to keep this in your file of papers for your trip.


4. If your children are old enough, you can get them to pack their own bags. Make sure you oversee this so that nothing important is forgotten. It is a good idea to make sure the bag is light enough for them to carry. If they packed the bag with all their stuff, they will likely feel very possessive of it and want to carry it. Add some CD’s, card games, and other travel items to keep them from getting to bored.


5. Back packs. Ah, the convenience. Place medicine and other things you might need during your actual trip and you will be miles ahead. Make sure it doesn’t get packed away out of reach.


6. Planning as early as possible will help you get better rates. If you want and are brave, you can wait for cancellations, as you can find great rates this way.


7. If you are going outside the United States, make sure you have a basic knowledge of the currency exchange rate so you don’t get taken in.


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There are few things more enjoyable than heading out to the links on a beautiful day. The manicured green of the undulating fairways, the azure sky stretching out in every direction, the gentle breeze, the clean smell of fresh-cut grass in the dew. But, like anything else, golf has some hidden dangers lurking just beneath the surface. Like with anything else, having a fun time at the golf course requires a fair amount of care towards your safety.

Over the hundreds of years it’s been played, golf has come to develop a code of etiquette, which is in many ways a sportsmanlike way of ensuring safety on the golf course. Some of the most important golf safety tips include:

Don’t hit into people. Golf balls are small and hard, and when hit, they can come off the club face like a rocket. Being hit with a golf ball can actually cause serious injury, especially if the hit happens in the head. For this reason, it’s considered bad manners to hit into people in front of you on the hole. Wait till they’re at a sufficient distance before you address the ball.
Don’t hold up groups behind you. This is actually something of a corollary to the first rule. When you hold up groups behind you, you hold up the groups behind them, and so on. Aggravating people like this can lead them to impudently hitting into the people in front of them.
Be careful when driving the golf cart. Golf carts can be a huge convenience, can speed up the rate of the game, and are sometimes even required by the course management. However, you need to treat them with respect. Drive them carefully on the paths, and don’t leave them sitting around in the middle of the fairway. Don’t race them, or take turns and hills too quickly. Even though they are fairly slow, injuries can still occur if you’re not careful.
Be careful in regards to water hazards. If you hit a ball near a water hazard, be careful: they’re called “hazards” for a reason. Falling in can be both embarrassing and painful, and in some areas, there can be dangerous animals lurking in the water. Treat the water hazard with the respect it deserves.

For more information about safety tips and your legal recourse in case of injury, visit habush.com.

Joseph Devine

Do you often surf Web about cheking flight prices and travel deals? And you realise that it seems to be crazy,price gouging system and you go to the right place. Here are some tips you should pay attention to when booking your flights as well as the way to get the most bang for your buck.


One of the first things to consider, and you may have hard this before, is booking early! It is always possible to get last minute deals, but it’s always a bit of a gamble, and often times you’ll end up paying significantly more than you had hoped for, or have to head to a travel destination that is less than ideal to suit your budget. The best plan of action is to book your plans as soon as you’ve decided on your trip, and aim to do this at least 4 weeks prior to your trip.


Being a bit flexible in your travel plans can also be a huge money saver. Try looking around at the different travel sites, such as Expedia or Travelocity, which make it quite easy to quickly check prices from several different airlines. While doing so, take some time to play around with your departure times. Often times late night, or early morning fights have lower rates. If you can plan your flight to be departing on a Tuesday or Wednesday you will often find you can save hundreds of dollars for you and your friends or family. Also look for flights that aren’t direct, while the layover can add some extra hassle and time, it often cuts the price.


Another thing to take advantage of, if you happen to travel quite frequently, is the numerous discount travel plans that are available. Often times, simply signing up for a new credit card will give you enough points for an entire roundtrip flight after your first purchase! With these plans you can often quickly accumulate airmiles by using them to pay all your monthly expenses such as groceries and bills, and then paying them off each month. Using this strategy you can often find yourself with a couple free round trip tickets each year!


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Getting a car rental in Singapore can be really difficult and costly if you do not know where to look for it. Here are some easy tips for you to get cheap car rentals in Singapore.

1.) You need a valid Driving license in order to drive in Singapore. All car rental companies in Singapore will request for a valid driving license when driving in Singapore. If you are visiting Singapore as a tourist and has an international driving license, you do not need to convert your license.

2.) Working in Singapore. Please note that you will need to convert your license if you are working in Singapore for more than 12 months even if you are holding an international driving license. It is against the law to rent a car in Singapore if you have been working in Singapore for more than 12 months.

3.) Always search around. This is one of the bets tips you can get. Source around for the best deals in town. You can definitely find them from Google.

2.) Always book early. If you are planning to rent a car in Singapore, it is always smart to book early. Last minute booking usually cost more and worst of all not getting the car you want or not able to rent any car at all.

4.) Save on Petrol. If you do not need a SUV or MPV, simply book a simple sedan. The cost of petrol in Singapore isn’t cheap and it is definitely smarter to use something you need.

5.) Prepare necessary document. If you are renting a car in Singapore, always prepare your ID, passport and also driving license. Failure to prepare these documents can result in not able to rent a car at all.

6.) Check for dents and scratches. Always check and mark all dents and scratches before driving that car away. You wouldn’t want to be accused of a new dents or argue over a new scratches that is really caused by you.

7.) Always return the car on time or earlier. Be smart, do not return the car a few hours later than what you supposed to return. Some car rental companies in Singapore can charged you for 1 day rental even if you return 1 hour later or some charge $ 10 – $ 20 per hour for late return.

8.) Deposit. Always remember to get back your deposit after you return the car. Most car hire companies in Singapore charged you from $ 50 to even $ 200 for the car rental deposit.

If you consider these points you can easily reduce your budget for hiring car.

Charles has been in the
car rental industry
for more than 10 years in Singapore. If you need any help on car rentals in
Singapore, you may visit him at: http://www.rentcarsingapore.com. This article
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