Finding Vacation Deals

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Have you put away a little money for a dream vacation for you and your family or significant other? Interested in finding a last minute vacation deal to stretch your dollars a bit further? While travelers used to have to depend on travel agents to find the airfare and hotels for their vacation, the Internet now allows us to shop for ourselves, making it easy to find the perfect cheap family vacation package from the comfort of our own homes. However, easy shopping shouldn't preclude smart shopping. While there are plenty of legit travel companies out there, there are also scam artists looking to take your money. Make sure you research any company for their history and client complaints before handing over your hard-earned cash. If those discounted cruise vacations…
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2010 Hawaiian Vacation Deals

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The New Year is just about here, which means planning ahead for that relaxing Hawaiian vacation you have been dreaming of. For a limited time only, Panda Online is offering Hawaiian vacation packages to the famous Hawaiian hotel on Ka’anapali Beach. Starting at just $309 per person, you can find great Hawaiian vacation deals that include round trip air fare from Honolulu and a three night stay at the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel. An award-winning three-star hotel, the Ka’anapali Beach Hotel offers 430 guest rooms and suites surrounded by tropical gardens, magnificent mountains or the stunning Pacific Ocean. This outstanding hotel was a Gold List Award winner in the “Best Places to Stay” reader’s choice poll by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine. It was also voted the best value in Hawaii by…
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Three Travel Themed Gift Ideas

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Are you stumped to find a holiday or birthday gift for that "hard to shop for" person in your life? If they are frequent travelers, here are a couple of gift ideas to think about: On-board Ship Credits: Frugal but frequent travelers who take discounted cruise vacations will love on-board ship credits. These credits can be used like cash during their trip, allowing you to help them have an even better cruise than they already would have. Airline gift cards: Most airlines now allow people to purchase gift cards in various amounts. These can be combined with the latest airline travel deal to encourage friends and relatives who live far away to visit. Hotel bathrobes: Have you ever received a hotel suite deal and fallen in love with the robes…
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Mancation – a Holiday for Real Men

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Taken from the movie 'The Break-Up' [2006], the term 'Mancation' has spread like wildfire across the American hotel business. The concept of gender-specific vacations, as Jayne Clark, USA Today puts it, has "been around since the first caveman took his club and went hunting with the others in the tribe." Hotels and resorts initially tailor made packages for all-girl getaways and have now moved onto promoting all-male trips, male-bonding vacation packages which include practically everything from poker to extreme sports to spa treatments. All-male vacations mostly offer golfing, however, unique programme have been developed to accommodate trends in the industry, with the latest mancation packages offering yoga, sexual reawakening, culinary tips, and even spiritual healing. An online survey indicates that males take at least one mancation every year. An estimated…
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Consider hopping between islands when visiting Hawaii

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When booking your Hawaii packages, you might want to hop between islands. After all, one of the great things about visiting Hawaii is that there is so much diversity between the different Hawaiian Islands. You can spend one day on a world-class beach in Maui and the next day enjoy a round of golf or the urban charm of the former pineapple fields of Lanai. Panda Online can help you enjoy the wide range of options you have available during your Hawaii travel. Along with getting you to Hawaii, we can also help you with your transportation needs getting in between the various Hawaiian Islands. We have the best deals on inter-island flights between all of the islands. We have great deals on flights through Island Air, one of the…
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Stay on the tree tops for a unique Maui vacation

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If you are looking for a unique Hawaii honeymoon spot, then you might be up a tree – literally. One of the most unusual Maui vacation destinations is the Hana Lani Tree Houses, and they are just what the name says – living quarters located in the trees. Located deep in the Maui jungle, this incredible Hawaii vacation site is only accessible by a series of ropes and ladders spanning the tops of the trees. Imagine falling asleep to the sounds of the natural wonders and animals of the jungle. Of course, this might not be for everyone – the site’s Web site notes that this experience is “not for the fussy,” meaning that if you’re the type of person who enjoys sleeping on a comfortable bed while having room…
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Crystal Cruises offers amazing deals on luxury cruise vacations in 2010

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In a sign that luxury cruise lines might be the next place to find discounted cruise vacations, Crystal Cruises announced in September a major revamping of its price structure for 2010. The major change is that all cruises will offer two-for-one fares for all destinations. This change makes the luxury cruise line more affordable than comparable lines offering a lower class of service. In addition, Crystal Cruises will offer spending credits for onboard purchases of up to $2,000 per couple, plus amazing airline ticket specials including free airfare (economy for North American destinations or business class for European destinations). People taking European cruises will also receive a sweet hotel suite deal: a free stay at a penthouse in a top hotel. “The scope of changes we’ve made is unprecedented as…
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Top 5 paradises

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Vacation time means planning time and the need to scout for a new and interesting location to visit this time ariound. If exotic is what you are in the market for, take a look at these locations, described as the top five paradises in the entire world: 1. Barbados Located in the Caribbean, this island is sure to drive you insane. Tropical flora and white sandy beaches are in abundance. A favourite holidaying paradise for famous politicians, businessmen and movie stars, Barbados is also home to one of the most luxurious hotels in the world - Sandy Lane. Equipped with a fabulous spa-centre, the hotel's famous restaurant L'Acajou gives you a wonderful view of the Caribbean ocean. 2. Lombok If looking for a quiet, peaceful holiday - Lombok is a…
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Finding a Great Travel Agent

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A good travel agent is hard to find, almost as difficult as finding a good doctor, dentist or any other service professional. This task is made that much harder as the United States is one such country in which travel agents are not required to have any formal training or registration. Finding a professional is like looking for a needle in a haystack. A good travel agent will not limit your travel options by any degree. He/she will help you look for great travel and options and help you select the best travel choices for your next holiday or business trip. Look at these three factors when choosing a travel agent: 1. Ability to understand you and your travel needs A good travel agent will initially ask you a lot…
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How to Pack a Casual Holiday Wardrobe?

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Casual holidays are about taking things easy and chilling out. To enjoy this relaxing holiday you have planned out, remember to pack right. The clothes you take on your holiday must be comfortable clothes that are in sync with the venue of your holiday. Most of us tend to pack for every possible eventuality and then end up not using even 50% of clothes in your suitcase. A bit of careful planning is all you need. Wardrobe - pack neutrals, a mix of blacks, whites, khakis or cream will do. Then throw in jewellery, belts and even sarongs to add colour to your wardrobe. Layers - little jackets and cardigans could come in useful if the weather gets chilly in the evenings. Accessorise with chunky jewellery to create a perfect,…
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