Looking for one day tours – Here’s the top 5 places to go in USA

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travel USAAre your parents against a day and night trip? Do you want to see the world, but you have only one day off? Do you want to see a lot of places in just a small span of time? Have no fear, when one day trip is here. Get rid of these family or budget problems with a day trip.

Now, are you wondering where to go to in U.S.A? Here is the answer –

1. New York City

Visiting USA and not visiting NYC, how is that possible? You can see a lot of cool stuff in NYC in just one day. Starting from the U.N building, empire state building, 5th avenue, central park, china town, madam tussaud NYU outlet, Rockefeller centre, time square, and the Broadway to the cruise around the statue of liberty. Now, special packages are available for such tours. All you have to do book one of these cheap packages and you are set.

2. Disney Orlando Theme Park

Isn’t the name enough? Even though Shakespeare stated differently, this place is a place like heaven. It is filled with smiles everywhere. And it is not just for kids. Even an adult can enjoy to the fullest here and experience that adrenaline rush. Now, you can also get the experience of one of the most famous movie characters starting from despicable me to harry potter, from Alice in wonderland to Mickey Mouse and Jurassic Park. Just book the tickets online and get going.

3. Grand Canyon

The grand canyon as the name suggest is 18 miles wide and 277 miles deep. It lies on the river Colorado. You can easily explore this place in one day. The south rim is famous for casual sightseeing. You can explore the Grand Canyon on foot by hiking, or with a mule back ride. You can also explore the whole place in a helicopter. For a closer look, use the boats. Rafting in this area can be fun. Also, the view from the very top is mind boggling.

4. Yellowstone national park

Situated in Wyoming, it is the world’s first national park. Not only this, it has the world’s largest number of geysers. The name has come from the Yellowstone plants found here. It is a home for a number of animals as well from grizzly bears to grey wolves to threatened lynx. It has the world’s largest bison herd as well. So, what are you waiting for explore the nature in this park.

5. Miami beach

Do you love getting tan in the sun? Or, playing in water? Or, surfing? Or, making sand castles with the tiny toddlers? All these things are possible here. The Miami beaches are famous not just for their beauty and water sports, but also for the celebrities found here sun bathing. Not just this you can enjoy the water sports and cool drinks as well. Now, release that tension in the water.

So, how was it? Travelling the world by just scrolling down your PC screen? Fun, wasn’t it. Just imagine, if reading about it was so much fun then how much fun even a one day trip will be? Instead of shopping and lying around, when you can do so many cool stuff. So, on your marks, get set, go!!!

How To Organize A College Group Tour

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College Group TourAre you looking forward to a college tour of late? It could be that your teen queen is all about to foray into college and is eager to have a brush of college life with her buddies. Well that’s good as these college trips are really vital for choosing the most compatible institution and a group travel always assures a bunch of wonderful memories. But organizing a college group tour is a detailed task and you have to keep in mind several factors to ensure a successful trip.

Talk to experts

It would be good if you proceed with a thorough consultation with the college group tour experts. Thus, talk to the travel agents who are armed with huge experience in organizing college group tours. Visiting colleges in multiple cities and that too in a group can be really frustrating. The tour agents can advise on the right strategies to ensure a smooth and planned journey.

Then, you should also have a talk with the visitor center of the targeted colleges. The visitor center officials can help out the visiting parents and teens with insights on lodging, flights, transport from airport as well as driving directions for people traveling from anywhere across the world.

Talk to experienced parents

Do not forget to consult the experienced parents who have been on a college tour earlier, especially in a group. Since they were in the same position as that of yours, you are expected to receive handy suggestions.

Make a list beforehand

You have to make a list of colleges you would be visiting. Check out their rankings and reputation before you zero in on them. Make sure that the colleges chosen for the tour covers the interest of everyone in the group. It’s good if you can chart out all the colleges from nearby areas so that it’s never hectic to tour around across so many campuses.

Be careful about the time

It’s the common trend to visit colleges during summer but the smarter way is to hit the campus when it’s populated & operational. This will enable you to have a chat with the students and know about their actual experience in the college. It’s good if you organize the college group tour in late August or early September- most of the college students would be back to the institution by then.

Budget time

You don’t have eternity to tour across the campuses and hence you must be very clinical about the time to be spent for each college. As you would be touring in a group you would be visiting several colleges and so you have to be really specific when it comes to time. But then again too many colleges in one day would be overwhelming. Hence it’s suggested that you limit the visits to 2-3 colleges in one day.

Plan the stay beforehand

Make sure to organize accommodation beforehand so that no time is lost while arranging the stay after reaching the new place. The lodging you choose should be conveniently located to the colleges you have targeted in a single region.

Top Five Places To Visit in New Zealand

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places to visit New ZealandNew Zealand is a country that has different spectacular scenery from mountain ranges, lakes, glaciers, majestic coastlines, volcanoes and lush rain forests. For tourists looking for a peaceful get away and holiday destination, the scarcely populated country enables it to become the number one choice of tourists. It has 27 regions across the two main islands-the north and the south island. In a very short stay you can easily visit several holiday destinations in both the islands. All you need to do is plan your trip and get familiar with the top places to visit in New Zealand.

Milford Sound is one the most popular attractions in the country. It is located at the accessible end towards the north of the Fordland National Park. It offers a very beautiful coastal scenery with its majestic peaks and dark blue waters. One of New Zealand’s most famous hiking trails, the Milford track is also situated here. To try your hand in adventure, this place is a must visit.

Bay of Islands is a picture perfect area. The place got its name when Captain James Cook had stopped by the place in1769. It has many sandy beaches, secluded bays and has almost 144 islands. The island has an abundance of marine life such as whales, dolphins, penguins and marlin. Diving enthusiasts, sailing yachts, world cruises and international sport fisherman all love the place and chose it as their destination.

• Tongariro National Park is the first National Park of New Zealand. It has a rugged volcanic landscape that is known for unexpected surprises and extremes. It is a diverse area including tranquil lakes, untamed forest, active volcanoes and plateaus that are like deserts. The famous Tongariro Alphine Crossing through the center has a 19km hike.

• Rotorua is well known as the thermal wonderland since 1880. The thermal springs, mud pools, and geysers are in everyone’s must see list while in New Zealand. The Wai-O-Tapu is also a famous interest of tourists for the colorful appearance of the hot springs. The place is not very far from Rotorua. The smell of sulphur is an indication of thermal activity that is evident in the region.

• Franz Josef Glacier is located within the Westland National Park. It is considered a huge draw on the South Island’s coast. This is the glacier that is one of the most accessible tracks in the world. You can walk up close to the foot of the glacier to have a better view. You can also take a helicopter ride to witness an incredible view of the surrounding rain forests and mountains.

New Zealand is without any doubt a very beautiful country to visit. It offers visitors with unbeatable chances to be adventurous and explore all the parts of the country. Whether you are alone, with family or with a group of friends, the country has plenty of activities to offer for all kinds. They also offer you cost-efficient holidays.

Planning For A School Trip

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school tripStudying abroad can always put a positive spin on your career or profession. If you are thinking of taking the plunge into some of these academic offerings, check out these helpful tips when planning your trip. Make a list of legal documents that must carry. Sometimes we assume that in our case will be all you need to spend a long time abroad, but we all know the trouble of packing we can leave out important issues. Then, miles from home, in slow motion remember that document that was in a cabinet that is now required. To prevent this from happening , a week before the trip , review all documents must carry and makes a list , buy or get a hardcover folder and put all the papers inside, while the list strikeouts . It is recommended that this folder go in your hand luggage and be with you throughout the trip.

Some tips for Educational Trip:

 Research the climate and temperature of the city. Surprises are nice but when it is coming to a city with luggage in tow, looking for the place to stay, you better be ready for a hot sun, heavy rain or freezing cold. Knowing what the average temperatures of the place will help you plan what to pack clothes will be needed. When you approach the date of travel, check what the temperature of the day of arrival (you can use an application for mobile phones) and have on hand the coat, umbrella or sunglasses.

 Meet transportation in the city and their schedules. While it is sometimes difficult to know the entire transport system of a city, we encourage you to investigate the most common routes, schedules (whether or not 24-hour service), pricing, and if there are discounts for students. So you can more easily move daily and will minimize the headache of wondering how to get home if it’s getting late. Tip: Always keep in mind alternative routes to go to school, college or school, and alternate routes to get home.

 Make a weekly budget of expenses. Generally we get excited when we travel and we want to buy things that can reduce our budget without noticing. While it could be part of a scholarship, knowing how much you spend weekly shopping helps balance, so you know whether or not you give that taste this week or wait for the next.

Take a tour of Florence

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tour of FlorenceWhile you are in Italy, you should definitely visit the city of Florence. It is a small but a very beautiful city. It has got awesome picturesque scenic beauty. Being situated in the valley region, the weather of Florence is somewhat congenial for moving around the city. Italy was the centre of renaissance in the world time period of the world history. The city of Florence was formed at that time and it is thus known as the Jewel of the Renaissance. Magnificent works of many artists that date back to the medieval period can be seen in Florence. While going to the main centre of the Florence city, you will go past the Galleria della Accademia where the famous statue of David built by Michelangelo is kept.

Going past the gallery you come straight to the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. It is the 3rd largest church in the world. It is famous for its intricate designs and sculpture work on its exterior walls. The church is so huge that it is nearly impossible to capture it in a single frame. The campanile and the Baptistery is just adjacent to the cathedral. Keeping the cathedral on your left if you proceed further, you come directly to the Piazza Della Signoria, the main city centre of Florence. You need time to roam around here. You can see the Palazzio Vecchio, Loggia Dei Lanzi, etc. There are various sculptures in the open air museum called Uffizi Gallery. There is even a replica of the statue of David in the courtyard of the museum.

You can even see the Fountain of Neptune in the piazza. The oldest and the most famous bridge in the world, Ponte Vecchio is also in Florence. There are many buildings including residential apartments, markets on the top of this bridge.

An Unforgettable Trip To Venice, Italy

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travel veniceVenice is the place when you should never give a miss when in Italy. Surely, you have heard a lot about this majestic city. The city, which resides on water…literally! While in Italy, you can take help from a tour guide company and book your tour for Venice for a day. You can also decide to spend a day and a night there and come back on the next day.

The tour to Venice itself is a lot of fun. The whole city is listed as a World Heritage Site and its lagoon is included too. That makes it a pretty awesome place to visit. You need to take, what they call a water taxi. It’s basically a steamboat ride, which will take you from the bus stop to the main city of Venice. You can get off at the docks and then explore at your own will.

Firstly, you must visit the well-known Piazza San Marco. It is the main public square in Venice and its always buzzing with energy and tourists, souvenir shops, musicians and not to forget, some eager, hungry birds. You will find several amazing food stalls and good restaurants here as well.

The main attraction of the Piazza San Marco is the Church Of Saint Mark. You can also see the west face of the Campanile from the Piazza. After spending some time at the Piazza, you can go book your gondola ride.

It might take some time for you to get your chance so in the meantime, go visit the world famous Murano Glass Factory. Get a live demonstration of how the glass is made. You can then take a tour and see the pieces for display and finally you can also shop for some Murano glass items for yourself.

The gondola ride after that would be unforgettable.

Once you’re done with that, you can dine and dance and enjoy the music and life of Venice at the amazing cafes and restaurants before checking in to your hotel for the night.

What to do on your Roman Holiday?

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Travel Rome, EuropeRome is a wonderful place to visit. It is the capital of Italy and is the centre of Catholicism. It has to offer great scenic beauties and manmade wonders of an ancient time along with present day features met by luxurious hotels.

A quick visit to the landmarks of Rome is one way to do it. There are plenty to choose from and cannot be covered in one day. One could check out Vatican City, St Peter’s Basilica, the Sistine Chapel and the Vatican City Museum. They can also find St Sabina’s Basilica on the eastern banks of the river and Testaccio where they can find the tomb of famous poets like Shelly and Keats. Historic landmarks like the Pantheon, the Spanish steps and The Piazza Venezia will also prove to be wondrous to experience. There are also nice eateries and pretty restaurants all around the city which serve great Italian cuisines catered especially for visitors to their fantastic city.

The White House beyond the Sands of Time – An Unexpected Trip to Remember

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Washington DC , travel AmericaCollege trips to DC, all the important buildings and high class and highly protected buildings in Washington DC tell a lot about how important this place is. People who take a trip to Washington DC would definitely not give out the chance of getting to see the White House. It’s tough to get a trip approved for the White House especially if you’re a foreigner. But if you do, then you’ll have a splendid time.

This old and historic building has been a place for presidents over several years. Its splendid structure and the power it encompasses all around the place are astounding. For the ones who like to know about a dark history would be happy to know that apparently the spirit of First Lady Abigail Adams and Abe have been noticed and felt around this place. Now doesn’t that make things a bit more interesting for your DC trip?

Learn the basics of air travel

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 air travel tips, travel tipsWill you soon be embarking on your first solo air travel? Well, if your answer is in the affirmative, then you will have to know about the basics of air travel. Here are a few things about air travel requirements that you need to know about.

You will have to carry your a government issued identification card whenever you travel by air. If you want to get through the checkpoints without any hassle, you will need to have an ID with your name, date of birth, gender and date of expiration mentioned clearly on it. You identification card needs to have a tamper proof seal. You may be prohibited from boarding the plane if you do not have a proper ID card on you. As far as your luggage is concerned, each and every luggage of yours’ will go through electronic and hand searches. You are allowed to carry liquids like shampoo, mouthwash and drinks only in 3.4-ounce containers. You need to know about prohibited items before you travel.

Backpacking spots in Florida

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Travel Florida, travel tipsWith freezing and warm atmosphere in Florida around the year, you will get the best backpacking experience and enjoy it at the rugged and fertile land. You should select the preferred location and most ideal time to do backpacking is in the morning during the extreme chill and warm weather. There are numerous backpacking spots in Florida as it is amongst the most preferred destinations for adventurous activities around the world and it is also ideal for other adventurous activities including hiking, mountaineering and ballooning. Make sure you are carrying appropriate backpacking equipment and backpacking dresses with yourself since these two are key components before going for backpacking.

Backpacking lovers fly every year to Florida when it is most frozen and when it is most cold and moreover it is amongst the highest rated adventurous sport in Florida. It requires great amount of strength and stamina level since one need to have great body balance when they are going for backpacking.

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