How Not to Over Pack

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It happens every time you go overseas - there's always too much to lug around. What's worse is that you probably end up paying excess luggage taxes on your way back. No matter how much you swear to yourself that this won't happen again - it does. So here are a few tips that may help you avoid this situation. 1. Visualize it. Pick out all the things you think you want to wear at your destination and lay them out on your bed. Cut out all the unnecessary clothing one by one. Pick clothes that you can mix and match well. Colors like beige, black, white and brown go well with each other. Do not take more than 2 or 3 pairs of shoes and be sure to wear…
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Tips for Planning a Family Holiday

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A family holiday is a much needed break for everyone. However, if you don't plan it well it can soon turn into a disaster. So here are some simple tips to help you get the best out of your holiday. 1. Include your children in the planning process. Get them to come up with a few destinations that they would like to go to. This serves two purposes - 1. They have a lot of fun in picking the destinations and 2. They won't complain or feel bored during the vacation. The end result? A fun vacation destination for everyone. 2. Look for family deals or packages. A quick browsing session online will soon give you lots of options for your vacation. This can include better prices, more services etc.…
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Explore The Beauty Of Hawaiian Islands

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The Hawaiian Islands are among the top travel destinations in the whole world. Each year a lot of people choose to take up a Hawaii trip and enjoy the unique beauty of these heavenly islands. However, it is indeed difficult to decide which island to visit. Each of them seems to be a separate part of land, a separate world, with its unique nature, its unique culture and places of interest. You may choose to go to the Kauai island and enjoy the luxury of its virgin nature or to the Maui island, which may be a suitable decision for those who prefer sea, sunny beaches and miraculous sunsets. If you are a fan of active and crazy life, Oahu island is the right place for you. At Molokai you…
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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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