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Save Some Bucks: Watch Out for Off Peak Train Times

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Off peak season pertains to that time frame where less people travel. With regard to train schedules, early afternoons are the usual off peak train times. However, this still varies with different train companies. On a general note, ticket prices are low for trains traveling at the least busy hours. Holidays might require different rates though. Off Peak Train Hours It would be hard to specify which hours of the day are considered as off peak train times, given that it still is under the company’s jurisdiction. Their timetables may be available on their websites and stations. If you are ...

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Top Family Friendly Airports in America

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Ask any regular American if they prefer spending a few hours between flights in a bustling airport terminal with uncomfortable plastic seats and incessant intercom announcements and they will probably shoot you an incredulous stare. Ask a family of Americans with little children the same question and you will probably earn a sharp riposte. The truth is no one enjoys being stuck in a crowded terminal for hours, especially with restless kids in tow. But many airports in the US have upped their services to make their terminals as family-friendly as possible to ensure those long, dreary hours seem bearably ...

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Travel Smart With These Money-Saving Tips

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In this time of worsening economic conditions, it is essential for us consumers to be mindful of our spending habits. Especially when planning that once-a-year getaway. Here are some helpful tips on how to travel smart and cut down some bucks while having a blast in your getaway trip! 1. Conserve your frequent flier miles. Do not use your points right away when it has already accumulated to a significant amount. Compute first the cash value of the points that you are intending to use, through the $1.4 per mile rule. For example, if the plane ticket requires 50,000 points ...

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Barcelona Travel Guide: The Top Must-Do’s in Barcelona

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When traveling in Spain or anywhere in Europe, Barcelona is usually on top of the list of places to visit, owing to the breathtaking architecture of La Sagrada Familia. But there’s more to Barcelona than just old churches and amazing architecture. Here is a quick Barcelona travel guide so you’ll know what to do when you travel to this culture-rich city. 1. Check out Picasso’s youth. Visit Calle Reina Christina where Picasso spent his childhood years, which he depicted as a very vibrant and wonderful city. After a few minutes of strolling, make your way to Museu Picasso to view ...

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Top 10 Strangest Holes on Earth

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These are the Top 10 Strangest Holes on Earth 1.THE DARVAZA GAS CRATER Derweze (Turkmen language: The Gate, also known as Darvaza) is a Turkmenistan village of about 350 inhabitants, located in the middle of the Kara-Kum desert, about 260 km north from Ashgabat. Locals have named the cavern The Door to Hell.  2. THE WELL OF CHAND BAORI The Chand Baori is a stepwell built over a thousand years ago in the Abhaneri village of Rajasthan. It is one of the largest stepwells in the world and also one of the most beautiful ones. Located in the eastern part of the ...

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Know What to Wear When in Thailand

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Don’t know what to wear when in Thailand? Well, it’s just a matter of two factors – one is the cultural considerations while the other is the year-long tropical climate. Here, we’ll discuss how to combine the two and feel at home while exploring what this beautiful country has to offer. For starters, you should be aware that shoulders and knees must be covered at the minimum, when visiting various temples and shrines. Flip flops are also taboo when dropping by these sacred places. The key here is to be observant and sensitive to your environment. In Thailand, most women ...

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6 Simple Tips When Planning a Family Vacation

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Planning that perfect vacation is difficult and arduous. Booking hotels, packing all the necessities, and making sure everything falls within your budget is probably daunting. But we can provide six valuable tips that will make planning a family vacation euphoric. First, pick your destination. Scour online travel websites and magazines for vacation places. Narrow it down to three choices. Ask your children for their opinions – will they love historical sites around Rome, or will they prefer exploring Yellowstone National Park? Make sure that they understand parents have the final say, but all their views are considered. Second, consider the ...

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Chile Travel Guide: Have an Amazing Time in Chile

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Bounded by the Pacific Ocean to the west and the Andes mountains to the east, Chile is a long-stripped narrow land that shares borders with Bolivia and Argentina. Located fifteen kilometers from the country’s capital, Santiago International Airport, which is also known as Arturo Merino Benitez International Airport is the largest aviation facility in the enire country. It is the gateway of Australian and other Oceanian airlines to the rest of South America. In fact, during 2010, more than eleven million passengers were served by the airport. So, here is a quick Chile travel guide to maximize your stay in ...

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Kong Lo Cave: One For The Books!

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You have to admit, whenever you think of the word cave, you think creepy, eerie, dark and sometimes, scary! Well, you will find all of that true when you head on down to Kong Lo Cave, which has been dubbed as one of the scariest caves in the world! Oooh, if that doesn’t make you interested, we don’t know what will. King Lo Cave can be found in Laos, South East Asia. So if you’re anywhere near the area—this is definitely a must do for you! Also called Tham Kong Lo, this karst limestone cave has also been named as ...

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New Orleans: It’s Mardi Gras as Always

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New Orleans is quite an experience. It is aware that it has a reputation to live up to and it ensures that everything enjoyable happens so that it maintains its reputation. You’ll quickly realize that Mardi Gras is on at all times in New Orleans. Cajun cooking, streetcars and jazz music; all of these are most likely to be associated with New Orleans. If the animal life interests you, the display of the World’s only white alligators at the Audubon Zoo is certainly worth a visit. To round it all off, there of course is the Mardi Gras. (Map Illustration ...

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