Where Can I Find Discount Disney Tickets ?

You are planning a trip to Disney World soon and would like to know where you can buy tickets for Disney World at a discount.

You should be careful when buying so-called “discount” tickets because there are many who might be out to scam you out of your hard-earned money. However, with a little care you can certainly find some great discounts.

Do you have a Triple A membership? If so you can get a discount that way, although honestly it is not a huge discount. Best and safest way to buy tickets is through authorized dealers only. But this is also usually the most expensive route as well.

Of course you’ve probably heard of people selling time shares and so forth and they will tell you that you can get free or heavily discounted tickets just for listening to their spiel. Be extra cautious when dealing with these folks. If you want to throw away a day listening to them hawk their wares, you might end up with free tickets but is it even worth your time? I do know that this method works but again, please do your due diligence and make sure you are not about to be taken for a ride. (Really, the only rides you want to go on should be at Disney!).

Buy tickets for Disney on Craigslist and eBay at your own risk. Check feedback on eBay. For CL, it really is a risk as there is no way to guarantee the tickets are real.

Are you a Florida resident? There are numerous ways to save with the Florida resident deals. You can now even use their flex pay plan to pay monthly payments for your Disney pass over a year’s time. Total win/win situation. Also there are many plans to choose from including such things as weekday passes, evening only passes, et cetera. This is what I would recommend if you live in the state. Click here for more tips and tricks to saving at Disney.

Car pet travel tips – car and pet preparation

Car pet travel tips – car and pet preparation
Car pet travel tips – car and pet preparation

So, let us continue, as promised, with some of the things you should know when taking your pet with you in the car. Before starting on a car travel, you have to prepare the car, your pet  and definitely yourself!

Let’s start with the car.

Most people travel with a dog and less with a cat or other pets mainly because us, dogs, love to travel much more than the others. A cat can be very pleased just staying inside and in the safety of a balcony (although I’ve heard of cats that travel all night to come home only in the morning to eat and  – but, come now, those are no longer pets, right? Cats as pets is anyway a debatable issue…)

I’m not a very big fan of cats, in fact I have the tendency of chasing them and I am very upset when they cowardly climb a tree where I cannot reach.

Before leaving, cover the floor of the car with some plastic stuff and some paper towel to easily clean the car in case your pet wets the floor. If you intend to travel with a cat, it’s also advisable to place the cat’s litter at the back, behind one of the chairs, because it will recognise and use it.

Get a special cover for the back seats – the hammock type ones are very useful as they also stop the pet from coming to the front seats.

Preparing the pet is a very strong recommendation.

Start taking your pet to small drives to accommodate it with the movement and the environment. Make the drives to places the pet likes such as a park or a visit to friends where he likes to go. The pet will associate the car drive with a pleasant outcome.

When Aka opens the back door for me I am really, really happy because I know that we’ll go somewhere where I can have fun. So, I like it. I don’t even need a carrier or anything like that. I just stay quiet and sleep patiently.

However, bear in mind that not all dogs and definitely not all cats like traveling by car. Some cats may be totally hysterical jumping all over the place including the driver’s head and some dogs can be so scared and uncomfortable that they pee, or throw up or whimper, which is very annoying. These are not the best or safest conditions for driving.  Honestly, if a cat or a dog would make such a fuss in my car, it would drive me nuts which means that I would drive the car with the pet in it into the first ditch!  Happily, no-one’s letting the wheel in my paws.

If you see your pet is quiet and loves the car, you may let it free (eventually on its pillow or bed). However it is advisable that you use a harness and attach it to the safety belt to avoid throwing your pet out of the seat (or even the window) in case of sudden breaks. Think of your pet a little bit as a child.

If, after several short travels you realize the pet is restless, it’s advisable to take a carrier for it. Just take care to get a big enough one to let your pet move around easily.

I personally hate these things and I guess I’m not the only one. When Aka took me to Bucharest she carried me in one of those she had bought specially for me. Although I was very little and small I’ve always had a great personality and being closed inside a cage was not my idea of going anywhere. So I complained almost all the way until I grew tired and fell asleep.

The next day she drove me to the vet and she thought that if she placed the carrier on the front seat next to her, I would accept it more easily. Wrong! I made such a fuss that she was already half crazy when we arrived at the vet. I barked and whimpered and scratched the bars of the carrier, and growled and barked some more….The result was that when coming back home  she let me out of the carried on the back seat in my bed. I was happy and quiet!  And the carrier ended up to be used by Ioana’s cat Moly who actually likes it.So, you have to adapt to what your pet likes and wants so that you may be both happy.

Before leaving on a longer trip, go to the vet to get directions related to your pet’s health conditions and eventually get some pills, if necessary, if your pet tends to throw up in the car or if it’s too restless.

Let your pet drink enough water before leaving but give it only a light meal preferably at least two hours before leaving to avoid the pet throwing up in the car due to the car movements (just like for humans actually).

Next time I’ll tell what you have to do during the travel.

Must see for Hong Kong and Victoria Peak tours

Welcoming every year millions of visitors on business or holiday, Hong Kong is one of the fastest growing cities in Asia. Choose a regular flight from Hong Kong from your countries has become more accessible thanks to the presence of a good number of airlines operating between the many cities. Member of the Sky Team alliance and eighth largest company in the world, China Eastern Airlines offers the best price for the plane ticket Hong Kong. It is closely followed by another Chinese company, Air China. Other Asian companies such as Vietnam Airlines, Emirates, Qatar Airways, Royal Jordanian and Turkish Airlines allow reaching the destination from Europe and United States.

Built on Lantau Island, the Hong Kong International Airport has many facilities and modern equipment enabling it to meet the needs of passengers. Besides cheap flights Hong Kong, it welcomes flights from most major cities in Oceania, North America and Europe. The airport has two terminals T1 and T2. Terminal 2 is reserved exclusively for arrivals all aircraft taking off at Terminal 1.

There are several ways to get to the city centre during their stay in Hong Kong. The Airport Express train can reach Kowloon and Hong Kong in less than 25 minutes. This is the way to move the fastest way to make the two paths. Customers of the leading hotels in the city can enjoy their vacation on the island with free registration proposed by the stations of Kowloon and Hong Kong luggage service. A free shuttle connects the two stations at the airport is also made available to them by the Airport Express. Just steps from the exit of the airport is the Airbus station (line A) and urban bus (E). These serve most of the hotels in the city of Hong Kong. Those who want to get into town by taxi take a red taxi. To get to Lantau , choose the blue while the green are for New Territories.

The Arrivals Hall of Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 bus station are the main car rental services, bus or limousine. Hong Kong, the most modern of all Chinese cities, is also the one that has the most skyscrapers in the world. Real attractions in their own right, the towers of Hong Kong have shaped the landscape of this island region in recent decades. During a trip to Hong Kong, we will certainly go around the vertiginous buildings up to 485 meters.

The International Commerce Centre, located in the Yau Tsim Mong inside the building complex of Union Square, is the largest of them. It is the seventh highest skyscraper in the world after the Shanghai World Financial Centre with a height of 492 meters. It is home to hotels, shops and offices. The Two International Finance Centre is the second largest building in the city with a height of 415 meters. The last construction of the tower was completed in 2003. It was then the tallest building in the region to be built until the World Trade Centre in 2010. With its 78 floors spread over 309 meters high, the Central Plaza located in the Wan Chai district is the third tallest building in Hong Kong followed closely by the tower of the Bank of China with its 305 meters.

Dominant parts of Central and Mid-Levels, Victoria Peak are the highest point of the island. During the holidays in Hong Kong, we do not forget to climb its 552 meters height to admire the breath taking view from the “mountain” on the roof of the many skyscrapers of the city. Dressed in a beautiful green mantle, Victoria Peak is the most appropriate place to get away a bit of the excitement of downtown and its endless crowd. It is advisable to enjoy your stay in Hong Kong for a ride in the evening and see the city from its constellation of lights. The site contains the Peak Tower, a seven-storey building with shops and various attractions. One can for example visit inside the wax museum Madame Tussaud’s or a space dedicated to the history of Hong Kong.

Some cafes and quaint restaurants also allow to rest between visits for a short break greedy. For lovers of trekking, we find here the perfect setting for a walk 2750 meters to meet various bird species.

Explore the Top 7 Places of Israel

Despite being small, Israel has magnificent scenery with high altitude areas around Mount Hermon and the lush green Galilee in the North; Negev and Arava arid plains with adjacent Dead Sea in the South; Mediterranean Sea in the West and the Judean Rocky Hills in the East.

Many historical and archaeological sites, forests, coastal beaches are also some of the things to savour while in this country of great historical facts.

Masada

MASADA NATIONAL PARK

  • Masada is an ancient fortress that was built during the time of the rule of King Herod as documented in the Bible and was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001.
  • The fortress is built atop a natural rocky plateau on the Judean desert and overlooking the Dead Sea.
  • A museum displaying archaeologicalartefacts found in palaces and villas built between 37-31 BCE are part of the package found on this site.

MEGGIDO NATIONAL PARK

  • Also a World Heritage Site, Meggido is an archaeological mound that has significant historical importance with over 26 layers of ruins having been found indicating long periods of human settlement in the past.
  • The Sea of Galilee, Mount Carmel, and Northern Valleys are also seen from Meggido.

NAHAL ME’AROT NATURE RESERVE

  • Also known as Wadi el-Mughara Caves, this site has 4 caves on location and they include Camel, Stream, Oven and the Young Goat caves.
  • This site has historical importance with evidence of human settlement for more than a million years with evidence of the first human burial.
  • Other sites visible from this point include Mount Carmel and Sea of Galilee.

THE OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM

  • The Old City in Jerusalem has rich historical past with the Temple Mount, al-Aqsa Mosque, Dome of the Rock, the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and Western Wall all found in this place.
  • Jerusalem has religious significance for the major religions in the world because Jesus Christ was crucified here, Mohammed rose to heaven and the Jews built a temple for God in this city.
  • Today the city is divided into four residential quarters; Christian, Muslim, Armenian and Jewish and is surrounded by a wall 4km long with 8 gates, a citadel and 34 towers.

THE GATES OF JERUSALEM

  • Built in the 16th Century, these walls continue to serve the inhabitants in Jerusalem to this day. The gates include; Lion’s Gate, Gate of Mercy, Zion Gate, Dung Gate, Jaffa Gate, Damascus Date, Herod’s Gate and the New Gate.
  • The Gate of Mercy is the only one open for use to the people while the rest remain locked with the Damascus Gate as the most popular.

THE DEAD SEA

  • Also known as the Salt Sea, this sea is one of the saltiest in the world and also has the lowest point on earth at -423 metres below sea level.
  • The Dead Sea has one of the saltiest waters on earth, about 10 times saltier than the normal ocean water and this makes buoyancy possible all through. The water is also utilized by people with skin diseases.

NAHAL ALEXANDER RIVER

  • A drive to the Nahal Alexander River will give you a break from the vast historical sites that you may have visited in Israel. This 45 km long river flows from Samaria to the Mediterranean Sea in the Hefer Valley.
  • The river is home to many soft shell turtles, coots, nutrias, swamp cats, catfish and tilapia.

Author Bio:

Stacy Eva lives in Birmingham, UK and is an avid reader and blogger. Since her early years she had a passion for writing. Her articles have been published in leading UK newspapers. Her areas of interest are Culture and Tradition, Food and Travel, Fashion and Lifestyle. As of now she is working as a freelance content manager for Australian Visas.

 

Want To Take A Long Term Travel To Australia? Consider These Tips First

If you’ve made the decision to take an extended trip to Australia, you are going to be happy with what you experience. Australia is a beautiful place where people can find a variety of different climates, as well as different cultures and customs that spread out across the entire continent. Going to Australia, even long term, is quite simple. However, there are a few things that you’ll want to tidy up before you plan to take a longer vacation or travel. Here are some tips to make sure you keep in mind before you head down under.

Get A Health Check

For the most part, anyone can visit Australia without much effort. However, if you plan to stay for an extended period of time, you will need to get a health check in your country. This health check with assure that you are safe to enter the country, and that you don’t have any concerns during your extended travel time. The checkup is really quite simple, and you can rely on a migration agent to help you find out exactly what is needed.

Apply For Visa

Getting the visa for visiting Australia can be a bit tricky, depending on what you say you are going for. While it is certainly possible to say that you just want to go to Australia just to surf and travel around, you might have an easier time if you have an additional reason. For example, many migration agents will suggest to those that want to travel long term in Australia, that they consider also taking educational courses or even finding a part time job while they are in the country. In doing so, you’ll get a longer lasting visa, while also having something to do during your long term travel in the country. If you have questions about applying for a visa, you can send out your questions using this website.

Find Accommodations

Once you have made the decision to head to Australia and everything clears, you can get ready and start finalizing some of your plans. This will include a plane ticket and accommodations. If you are traveling throughout the continent, then you might want to get the help of a migration agent, who can help you better find the best places to stay in each area. Even if you are someone who flies at the seat of his or her pants, having a plan can be beneficial when you plan on staying long term in a new country.

Get Excited

Once you have all of this taken care of, all that’s left to do is get super excited. If you want beautiful beaches and tons of sunshine, Australia has it. If you want outback conditions and tons of exotic animals, Australia has it. And if you simply want to take it all in and explore as much as you can, the entire continent of Australia will give you plenty of opportunities. And if you get the help from migration agents, you’ll have an even more enjoyable experience throughout.

 

6 Steps To Planning The Best Motorcycle Trip of Your Life

A great motorcycle trip is harder to plan than a great car trip. Although riding your bike will feel more liberating than the journey inside of a car, it calls for the driver to be more deliberate and organized before they begin the adventure.

1. Where are you traveling and how long will you be gone?

Before you begin getting too involved in your trip, figure out where you’re going and how long you’ll be gone. Deciding on the destination spots before you go out on the road will give you time to prepare well and plan what you’ll be taking. Planning for a day or two out will be very different than planning for a week or two out.

2. Give your bike a checkup

There are plenty of things that could go wrong on your trip so it’s a good idea to get your bike serviced before the trip. That’s why it’s good to make sure your bike tires are inflated. Also, if you need to get new tires, you should go ahead and do that before your journey. It’s important to check your controls and brakes, too. Go ahead and check your engine oil and brake fluid. Check your headlights, brake lights and turn lights. Lams bikes work well on trips like these.

3. Decide if you’ll go alone or with others

Some people like to go out alone on their trips, while others enjoy biking together in a pack. Figure out what you want to do on this trip and contact who you need to. Biking with other cyclists who use Lams bikes will ensure that you’ll have more people to ride with and share resources with. Different journeys may call for different preferences.

4. Pack well

There’s an art to packing well on a trip. On one hand you need to carry everything you’ll need on your journey. On the other hand, there’s no use adding unnecessary bulk and weight to your lams approved motorcycles. Bring clothes that you can layer with depending on the temperature. When you start to load up your bike, you’ll want to put your heavier items on the bottom and the light items on top.

5. Plan out what you want to do and see on the trip

Make a fairly structured itinerary for your journey. Decide how much driving you’ll do and don’t go past your limit. You’ll need to plan for downtime so you can have the focus and attention on the road that you need to drive safely.

6. Prepare well for what’s ahead

You’ll need to know what type of weather you’re facing before you get in the thick of it all. Make sure you have the proper gear and equipment when the weather takes a turn for the worst. You may need to adjust your routes if there are any issues with roads or accidents.

Riding your lams approved motorcycles on the open road can be incredibly freeing. There’s nothing like going on an adventure when you know where you’re going and what you’ll be doing when you’re there. Take the time to figure out the logistics of the trip and you’ll enjoy your journey even more.