November 18th, 2009 by admin
If given the opportunity, many individuals would love to travel to the Caribbean or vacation overseas; however, many individuals are unable to do so. Many of the beaches found in the Caribbean are incomparable; however, you may be able to find similar alternatives in the United States.
Caribbean beaches are popular for an unlimited number of reasons. Many individuals enjoy the clear waters, white sand, top-of-the-line resorts, and tropical climates. With a small amount of research, you may be able to find beaches with similar features in the United States. To get your search started, below is a summary of just a few of the most popular beaches in the United States.
Ocracoke Island, located in North Carolina, is a popular summer vacation destination for families. Located on the outer banks of North Carolina, Ocracoke Island is only accessible by boat or airplane. It is home to a number of popular beaches. Ocracoke Island is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean and the Pamlico Sound. Activities at Ocracoke Island include, but are not limited to camping, boating, fishing, surfing, swimming, and sunbathing.
When searching for beaches, many individuals automatically examine beaches located along the coast of Florida. In Florida, you are likely to find an unlimited number of beaches that could serve as your next summer vacation destination. These beaches include, but are not limited to South Beach, Miami Beach, Daytona Beach, and Pensacola Beach.
South Beach, located in Miami, Florida, is ideal for those who are looking for… Read the rest
November 16th, 2009 by admin
Visit Your ?sister City? for Economical Traveling
What is a ‘sister city’ and how can you travel to one on a budget?
A number of cities all over the globe have adopted a sister city in another part of the world to promote greater understanding, among other things, between the two cities and their nations. The sister city ‘movement’ began at the end of World War II and was instigated by America.
Participating cities aim to develop friendships and foster relationships between their chosen sister cities (some cities have more than one sister) and to encourage peace and understanding between nations. This is done in a number of ways – encouraging business and economic relationships through trade and technology, stimulate cultural and creative networks, develop partnerships between cities and countries and to provide the opportunity for sister city citizens to experience other cultures through travel.
Traveling to your sister city may be something you wish to do and it can be done at relatively low cost if you are able to become part of an exchange program. Cultural exchanges between sister cities are generally paid for by your home town. Some cities select students to travel to their sister city for a period of time, (it could be weeks or months) and pay all expenses. If you are a student, investigate what opportunities are available for this type of travel.
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November 10th, 2009 by admin
Great Guides to Help You Plan Your Travel Budget
There are literally hundreds of guides on budget travel to be found on the Internet and in bookstores. Some are useful, some are not. It really depends on what you want and where you are going. Many web sites offer email subscriptions and regular updates on where the best deals are. So how do you decide which ones are the most useful? A lot of the sites are confusing, so how do you find the ones that are going to give you the information you need?
Online bookstores have sections on travel guides. Try Amazon or specialty travel book stores like the Globe Corner Bookstores. They have an amazing array of guide books for the traveler on a budget. The most important thing to keep in mind about published guidebooks is that once the information is printed, it is probably out of date. Although most of them are updated annually, you cannot take what is written as set in stone. Internet guides are preferable in this area because their information is updated sometimes on a daily basis so all the deals on offer are available when you see them.
The best guides seem to be the ones that give you specific information on either your choice of destination or the type of holiday you will be taking (family vacation, backpacking, students, seniors, etc). There are the well known guide books/web sites like The Lonely Planet… Read the rest
November 5th, 2009 by admin
Could You Work in a Foreign Country to Pay for Travel?
Of course you could! There are plenty of opportunities for travelers who want to work overseas especially if you speak English or better yet, are bilingual. But to work abroad there are some things to consider before you go.
1. Find out if Americans can work in the country you intend to travel to. Not all countries allow foreigners to work there while they are visiting.
2. Get a work permit. This documentation is different from your passport or visa. You can organize a work permit before you leave home or once you arrive in the country you want to work in. This will depend on where you intend to work.
3. If you are a traveling student, it may be easier to get work through a student work exchange plan. Or you may even be able to organize a transfer through your company to work abroad. If so, all the leg work will be done for you.
4. If you have a particular job in mind, in a particular country, then you will need to do some research and contact potential employers before you go. If you do find someone wishing to employ you before you leave on your travels, get them to send you a letter stating the employment offer with a copy to their respective government. You will then be issued with a work permit for… Read the rest