Monday, April 23, 2012

Cayman Islands

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Fancy a Cayman Islands trip for your vacation? Go ahead and enjoy the beaches, take a lot of photos of every scenic corner. The perfect place for drive by shots, don't you think? That's not just while in the car, there's the speed boat,

Cayman Islands; Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac, and Little Cayman are irresistible  Caribbean Destinations for the whole family and single or perhaps group backpackers as well.

To plan your trip visit, a website that offers information on what to do, how to go about, where to stay, what to eat and more at Cayman Islands.

For starters, here's a quick list of what to do and expect at the lovely offshore district.

1. Beaches and Diving. Grab a book, secure a hammock and enjoy the cool breeze by the white sand, under the coconut trees and drink your favorite tropical fruit drink. If you're for adventure, go snorkeling and diving, be one with the sea creatures in the blue waters.

2. Stingrays or Butterfly? Yes, you can touch them friendly stingrays at Stingray city or be mesmerized with the colorful flutters ar Butterfly farm. Wild or mild, it's your call.

3. Golf, fish. No, not goldfish, you can play golf challenge yourself at one of the many diverse and rewarding golf courses in the Caribbean. Or you can go fishing with the kids or enter a competition among friends.

4. Dig deeper or enjoy the night. Learn about Cayman Islands through the museums around the island. Walk around the Queen Elizabeth II Botanic Park and spend some time at the bars, which if you're not the type who comes home in the wee hours of the morning is just right.

There are a thousand more attractions waiting for you at Cayman Islands, you won't know nor experience any of them unless you hit that link and book your would be unforgettable getaway, now!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Travel Savings Tips

One of the adorable things I enjoy when heading out the city aside from taking photos of the fields are travel coupons. I mean, I really appreciate having to get discounts before setting off to our next city destination. Don't you just love coupons?

For example, coupons from southwest airlines can be used by loyal customers to avail of discounts. Those would be special promo codes provided by Southwest airlines. Discount varies, there are those where you can get 40% off your ticket, or 20% off the hotel booking or perhaps both...the key is to look well into your fine print to see those codes, sometimes they are also available online.

If you are like me who likes getting discounts, here are some of the things you can do to save up on your next travel. For airline tickets:

1. Watch out for Price War. This is that time when airline tickets go low for reasons such as: low demand, slow season and the likes and many airlines will lower their costs and other airlines would follow suit. Be observant about such in order to time your flights.

2. Subscribe to Airline Newsletters. Most Airlines give advance notice of discounts through their newsletters. 

3. Avail of Rewards Program. Being a loyal customer has its perks. You get discounts on hotels, flights, car rentals or you can exchange points you earned for being a frequent traveler on your next flight. 

4. Get a travel agent and be loyal to him/her. Travel agents get discount deals too before offering tickets to end buyers. This is why you can get tickets cheaper from then than direct from an airline. If you've been buying tickets from a certain agent, he or she will most likely divulge to you when the next ticket sale would be. It pays to be friendly and loyal.

5. Get package deals. Package deals include flight tickets, hotel accommodation, passes to some city attractions and the is very convenient especially if one travels with a family of five.

For rail transit:

1. Book in advance. Like 10 weeks before or earlier. You get the best deals when you book earlier and this works best for flight tickets as well.

2. Avail of Railcards. Like Rewards Programs, Railcards can make you save up a lot. Take my railcard for example, hubby and I pays half the usual price and the kids can ride the train for free on our trip to Nuremberg. Saves us a lot of Euro!

3. Get package tour tickets. This includes train tickets, ticket entrance to certain castles or museums or perhaps a lodging too. 

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Breitenfelder Kirche, view from the train

Gothic. (Drive by shot) #vienna #iphoneography #wien #igersvienna #architecture

The Breitenfelder Kirche/Church can be seen between the belts Florianigasse and Feldgasse - a very busy street near Vienna's University. It is also one of the many attractions you can see while on board Vienna's U6 trainline.