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13 Aug 2014 New York – Cheap Flights and Expensive Hotels

New York City is a destination that doesn’t hold back when it comes to luxury and with many legendary luxury hotels, such as the Waldorf and the Plaza, on offer it is no surprise that it is a popular place to stay.

Staying at one of these hotels ensures a memorable time and this is largely because they take pride in furnishing the rooms with soft bed linen, the latest in-room technology and designer branded toiletries. Whether you’re a frequent visitor to the hotel or a couple treating themselves for a once in a lifetime occasion, the large and tastefully decorated rooms that are extremely clean and boast beautiful high views over the city will make sure that you feel very spoiled during your stay.

If you are celebrating a very special occasion, you could request a strolling violinist to serenade you whilst you enjoy a gourmet picnic in Central Park or if you want a diamond ring delivered with a dessert on a terraced penthouse, these hotels have extremely resourceful concierges that will do their best to make your dreams come true.

New York has always been a very popular place to visit and with USA flights being very affordable now, more and more people are visiting the city.

With flights from the UK to New York being very long, arriving at your luxury hotel and having the concierge organise the very special moments planned for your trip will immediately show you that you are going to have a very relaxing, luxurious and special break.

Concierges are even on hand to find you tickets to the hottest Broadway shows and can even organise limos to take you to and from the theatre. Many luxury guests often ask their concierge where the best places are to see celebrities and also ask them to make reservations at restaurants owned by celebrity chefs such as Mario Batali and Bobby Flay.

If celebrity chefs aren’t your thing then you won’t go hungry as there are 32, 520 restaurants in the greater New York City area, with new ones opening constantly. If this all seems a bit daunting then your concierge will be on hand to help you by recommending the best places to eat, some of which may be closer than you think, as more than 60 hotel restaurants have been listed as some of the best you can eat at.

With cheap flights to the USA being available now, you will have more money left over for shopping and your concierge can help you out in that area as well by making sure that all of your shopping is delivered safely to your hotel room, so you won’t have to carry around all of your new luxury products that you can’t get at home yet.

12 Aug 2014 Finding Discount Airfare to Warsaw, Poland

Poland is a beautiful country with a rich history, traveling there for business or pleasure can be done for less than most might think. Finding discount airfare to Warsaw, for example, can be as simple as searching the location on an internet search engine and waiting for the sites to populate.

Some websites will not tell the customer all of the least expensive times to fly. For example, a discounted airfare to Warsaw is more likely to be found Monday through Thursday all year round, and the fares will be the lowest in the winter months November through March.

Another money saving tip, when looking to find discount airfare to Warsaw, try a local airline. Local airlines are likely to have last minute price breaks or the opposite, a better price for booking at least two weeks ahead. Many airlines are able to reserve flights up to nine months before the departure date.

Where To Book The Flight

Where a person books their flight can greatly affect the price they are able to find on discount airfare to Warsaw. Booking directly with the airline rather than using a travel agent may save some money. Also purchasing a ticket over the internet is often much less expensive than any other source.

Many internet sites offer exclusive discounts and deals to customers for ordering their discount airfares to Warsaw over the internet. Also when looking for discount airfare to Warsaw, be mindful that the prices displayed do not always include government fees, service charges, and taxes.

On average taxes for an airline ticket round trip will cost between 80 and 100 dollars added to the discounted airfare to Warsaw displayed price. Also there is an additional fee for all round trip tickets after the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City of ten dollars per ticket.

Take Advantage Of All The Discounts

Many people are able to qualify for special discounts airfares to Warsaw some of these people include students, senior citizens, and military personnel nearly always get discounts. If the website doesn’t offer the discounts as an option, sometimes calling the company directly can have those discounts added to the final cost of the ticket.

There are also sometimes special pricing for a particular weekend trip, or for traveling between certain dates. If ones travel dates are flexible it is a good idea check periodically for specials, many airlines will have special excursion fares or promotional events of which people can take advantage.

11 Aug 2014 Short Stories: New York City

A night in New York

The New York skyline, a futuristic world of adventure. The box shaped city, almost robotic. The laughing of the people inhabits the concrete jungle, where the humans are animals. Enormous buildings look like they’re about to take off into space. An extraordinary glow surrounds the city, the smell of success and industrial strength overpower the smells of fear and hatred. The go getters of the business world dispatch from their cubicles after a stressful day, they swarm like black suited flies to get home,their hair slightly out of place from all the head scratching work problems they face, they carry their lives home with them in a briefcase.

A cold mist sweeps over the habour as the night falls. A gentle old women tightens her headscarf as she shudders with the cold chill on her fragile spine, she walks quickly past an alley of rouges and prays she’ll become invisable, a feather floats past on open window with a dysfuctional family slamming doors to close out the world.

The sound of the law can be heard by each ear drum, screaming sirens fly through the city leaving nothing but an echo. The waves hit the docking bay as a small tugboat heads off into the darkness. The ten fortyfive train to central New Jersey carrying its cargo to the next station rattles through the dusty track making every bridge tremble and shake.

The train driver sees many things on his round, arguments, kids up past their bedtimes watching late night comedy shows, dogs barking to be let out into the unnatural environment and sometimes lonely people staring into their pasts to desperately waiting for a change in their miserable, unnoticed life.

A homeless man sits with spread legs on the side walk with his bottle of two dollar wine, his only source of happyness dripping down his throat into his unfed stomach. He reflects on why he even came to this open prison that is New York, he once had dreams of success and having a good job and life, his job now is to survive in back alleys and dustbins living on other peoples rejections. No-one wants to give him their precious time and time is all he has left.

The crimes in the city carry on throughout the night the disenchanted sound of gun fire and screeching cars race through the winding roads and streets. The smell of hot oil rises up from the steam in the grates. There is a quiet rumbling beneath the shell that is the city underneath is the heart of transport known as the subway, in the late hours of the night the subway is like a ghost moving on swiftly the only noises to be heard are the roar of the trains and the flea ridden rats sqeaking for the love of leftovers in a bin. The sights to be seen in this area are the party goers slowly sobering up in the graffiti ridden tunnels.

The night is eventually leaving the sky as an infestation of taxis start to flock around the city the horns shout to get the millions to work on time. The streets become full of life and movement coffee is tasted even if you are not drinking it, the chefs of the streets begin cooking their trades; hotdogs, pretzels, bagels and donuts are the choice of breakfeasts and they’re bringing in the customers. A fresh bundel of newspapers thrown to each curb and on sale in seconds. The night has cleared and New York is awake.

10 Aug 2014 Find your Black Cars Services in New York City

If you go to New York on business, or if you are just tourists to this city you may find yourselves in the need for black cars services in New York, as there is probably more to see in this city than in any other part of the world. You could just be flying through New York City, or could be staying for a couple of days. Either way, you should not miss out on the very amazing attractions of this city. Trying to find your way around New York City may turn out to be a little too much of a hassle. If you are here on holiday, you do not want to spoil it by getting lost in this big city. Taking the bus for a tour of the city does not seem like such a great idea either, considering how many other people you would be sharing it with, and how many stops there will be.

Here is what you can do. You can search the net for a company that provides black cars services in New York, and you’ll see that the results are quite a lot. It is up to you now to choose who you want your limo service provider to be, according to how close to you they are, what their rates are, and so on. The black cars services in New York are available for any destination, including all the attractions in the area. Some of the all-time favorite tourist destinations in New York City include Empire State Building, Times Square, Central Park, the Statue of Liberty, the Rockefeller Center, WTC Ground Zero, United Nations, and the Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art. But you probably already know this. What you need to know is that there is no better option for getting around the city and seeing all these than choosing the black cars services in New York. Such services are available around the clock, to meet the needs of all potential customers, either tourists or people traveling on business. Any special event that you may participate in within the city of New York and that requires flexibility is no problem for the black cars services. You can call or you can make reservations online; either way, you are sure to receive high quality services if you know what company to choose.

If you are part of a group flying in or out of New York City, or if you and your large family are planing a trip out of the city, you can always request the stretch limo services at JFK Airport, or any other airport. These stretch limousines come in different sizes, so as to meet the different needs of clients, such as corporate business needs, extra room for shopping or lots of luggage, celebration of anniversaries or birthdays, etc. The stretch limo services at JFK Airport ensure quality rides from and to the airport for your family, friends or business partners. And they are just one click or phone call away!

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08 Aug 2014 How to Get Great Deals on Published Airfares

Believe it or not, the price one passenger paid for an airline ticket could be cheaper or more expensive than the one bought by another. There are many reasons that could explain this so here are some tips on how to get great deals on vacations.

1. The first thing to do will be to call the airline company. Some promos are advertised in the newspaper or in the website while others are done without that much marketing effort.

2. If the passenger travels often on business, most carriers have mileage plus programs and instead of just collecting it, perhaps this is the best time to redeem it. If this is not enough for the trip, maybe this can be used to transfer to business class.

3. The next thing to do will be to check out low budget carriers that are also flying in the same destination. The price difference may not be that far apart but every cent saved can be used somewhere else.

4. Aside from the usual published airfares website, there are also others websites that offer budget trips. The person should look at this and compare before choosing to book the flight.

5. It is funny how a flight from California to New York only cost $199 in some months and $399 at certain times of the year. The sudden price hike is not because of the price of fuel went up. This is because the holidays are considered to be the peak months and this is the only time airline companies can make a ton of money.

Those who are planning on vacation can save money by traveling during the lean months instead of going what everyone else is doing. If this is not possible, the other way to save money is by flying during the middle of the week or during off hours because the price also goes down and the seats have to be filled.

6. The person may not know anyone in the next destination. One way to save money is by booking a flight that already includes car rental, travel insurance and hotel accommodation.

7. The other way to save a few dollars is by staying for a few days with friends and family members so that the money that is supposed to pay for the hotel can be used for shopping.

8. Another way to get great deals on vacation is by looking into courier flights. This is something that people often overlook but a few dollars can be saved in exchange for being a courier for a few hours.

9. Some airline companies give discounts for those who travel in groups of 4 or 6. The customer can ask about this or do some research on the web because every dollar counts when the family decides to go on a trip.

10. It is also possible to get last minute bargains but this means being a chance passenger to the desired destination. This happens when a passenger makes a last minute cancellation.

The tips mentioned are guaranteed to make the passenger save money and have the rest of the family enjoy the trip. After reading this information, those who have never done this before should start planning in advance the next vacation.

08 Aug 2014 The best delis in New York City

New York City is the world center of delicatessens, and there you’ll find the most welcoming and the best examples of ethnic delights. Our favorite is the Second Avenue Deli, a popular noshing place that was in Lower Manhattan’s Greenwich Village for more than half a century. Three years ago, it moved uptown to Third Avenue and 33rd Street, but the deli still retains its famous name, homey atmosphere and great menu.

Although prices are much higher than they were in the 1950s, Second Avenue Deli still has the best, over-stacked, artery-bursting pastrami on rye in town. Add a couple of kosher pickles and a side of potato salad, and one platter has enough calories to keep a whole platoon of New York cardiologists wealthy for years.

Of course, that doesn’t take anything away from its famous cure-all-your-ills chicken soup, with a zoftig matsoh ball the size of a hand grenade floating in it. That also goes for the chopped liver, corned beef and slaw on onion roll, tongue on pumpernickel, latkes and apple sauce, pickled herring, stuffed kishka and whole boiled chicken in a pot.

For information about the Second Avenue Deli, go to 2ndavedeli.com, or call 212-677-0606.

The venerable Stage Deli has been at 834 Seventh Avenue for more than 70 years, and I can remember eating there almost that long ago back in my college student and Navy days whenever I was in Manhattan. Near the theater distirct, it has been a favorite of Broadway stars, including Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor, Danny Kaye, Ethel Merman, ex-New York Mayor Ed Koch, Frank Sinatra, Ronald Reagan and a hundred other luminaries over the years. For the past decade, it has also operated a Stage Deli clone at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The clientele is less New York ethnic and much more touristy there, but the food is just as good. You know the usual: matzoh ball chicken soup, stacked corned beef on rye, chopped liver, tongue, herring, gefilte fish and all the rest.

For more information, call 212-245-7850, or online at stagedeli.com.

The Carnegie Deli is nearby at 854 Seventh Avenue, and named for the New York music temple, Carnegie Hall, across the street. While the food is just as tasty as the other delis I’ve named, this joint seems to proudly serve everything, cash only, extra $3 for sharing a sandwich, with a snarl and a wise guy remark. It was the model for the deli in the Broadway musical, “Guys and Dolls”, where waiters took no lip and handed out lots of it. As in the joke: Customer: What’s this fly

06 Aug 2014 How to Book Airfares to Avoid Problems

Most people focus on saving money while booking airfares, but may not focus enough on how to avoid potential problems with connecting flights.

Here are several tips to keep in mind when you book your flights.

Pad your connections

Pad your connection time, especially when there very few flights you can take if you miss yours.

In the U.S., airlines are operating fewer flights and filling these flights with more passengers. This means more flight delays, as it takes a fuller airplane additional time to board and deplane. Airports have also become more congested and spread out.

Yet, in many cases, the minimum connecting times allowed between flights have not changed for years. If you’re booking flights with connecting times of 30 – 40 minutes or so at airports like Chicago O’Hare, you’re drastically increasing the chances that you will miss your connection. And even if you barely make it, your checked luggage may not make that flight.

This may not matter much if you’re flying into Chicago and connecting into New York’s LaGuardia Airport early in the day, as there usually are lots of other flights available through the day if your incoming flight is late.

But, it matters a lot if you’re connecting into Billings, Montana late in the day at Salt Lake City, when there are no more flights to Billings that day if you miss your connection.

And, it matters even more if you’re connecting to an overseas point, where you may find only one flight available on that route each day. Your missed flight may bag you a 24-hour wait, or a trip via a far-less-direct routing.

Common airline rules for connections

For flights within the U.S., most airlines allow you to take any available connection within four hours. In many cases, you don’t have to book the shortest connecting time to get the lowest fare.

For international destinations, you may be allowed to book any available connection within 24 hours, depending on the airline. This means that if you’re flying from Dallas to Cape Town, you don’t have to reserve an uncomfortably short 45-minute connection, instead of a much safer two- or three-hour one.

Using Priceline and Hotwire tickets

When you use Hotwire and Priceline, you don’t usually get to choose your connecting times for the cheapest fares.

Nevertheless, if you find that your connecting times seem too short, some airlines, such as United, will allow you to stand by for earlier flights on the same day when using tickets from Priceline or Hotwire. There’s no guarantee that you will get on an earlier flight, but you’ll still have your original confirmed reservation if you don’t.

On your departure day, call or check online for an earlier flight on the same airline that has seats available to your connecting airport. You can also check to see if there are nonstop flights on the same airline available to your final destination that leave earlier than your reserved departure time. For tips I’ve given for flying standby, see the link in the bio box of this article.

Avoid changing airlines

Expedia.com especially tends to display budget prices that involve traveling three or even four different airlines on the same day. These low rates are actually a collection of cheap individual fares, which can be very tempting to book.

However, in most cases, you significantly increase your chances of problems each time you connect to a different airline, making limited savings just not worth it. Here are some aggravations you could encounter:

The airlines may operate from different buildings that are not close together.

They may refuse to transfer checked luggage.

But, most importantly, they may claim NO responsibility whatsoever if you miss your connection to the other airline. This can become a very serious problem because budget fares tend to be non-refundable with heavy penalties for changes, or with no changes allowed at all.

For example, if you miss your connection from United to Southwest, which never allow each other’s flights on the same ticket, Southwest Airlines will charge you the full difference between your advance purchase fare and the much higher same-day ticketing fare for that leg of your trip. You can’t stand by. (United is kinder – if you miss your connection from Southwest to United, you’ll be allowed to stand by for a United flight on that same day at no extra fare, in most cases. Still, standby is not as good as a confirmed seat.)

Using more than one airline (with more than one ticket) for the same trip may be tempting when traveling overseas, because of the potential savings. But, be very careful when setting up these trips. In the bio box at the bottom of this article, see the link on how to save using separate tickets.

In summary, pad your layovers and keep your trips as simple as possible, and they will usually be trouble free.

Good luck for a smooth and pleasant trip!

02 Aug 2014 International Dirt Cheap Airline Tickets

Airfares are rising almost daily and finding a cheap or discounted airline ticket can be next to impossible. While this is true it IS still possible to find cheap airline tickets even for international and overseas travel.

These are five discount travel companies you can check out for some really dirt cheap airline tickets.

Aer Lingus – This airline is Irish and based out of Dublin. If you’re looking for cheap fares to Ireland and even some other major European cities you’ll find them here. They offer flights to San Francisco, Chicago and Washington among others and you can get flights as cheap as $340 one way from New York to Dublin.

Canadian Affair – The airline services primarily Canada and the U.K. and if you’re flying between those two this is the last place you’ll need to look. Flights start as low as 99 Pounds from major Canadian cities and the U.K. which I believe is the cheapest flights to be had. If you’re flying from Canada to the U.K. just go to Canadian Affair.

Zoom Airlines – Zoom airlines is a major discounter flying to London, Paris, New York, Rome and Montreal among others. Booking more than 2 weeks in advance with then can score you some of the best dirt cheap airline tickets available. Currently they are offering round trip tickets from JFK to London for only $277!

Condor – Condor is a German discount airline that flies to the Caribbean, Alaska, Las Vegas and obviously many major European cities. Although the prices are a bit steeper than other discount airlines you can still find some great deals here from time to time. The site is fast and intuitive and definitely worth checking out.

ThompsonFly – Discount airline located in the United Kingdom offering dirt cheap flights from London to Jamaica and Cancun. Go get some sun for just 125 Pounds one way.

This list is not complete as there are literally dozens of discount airlines and travel outlets available. As ticket prices continue to rise I think you’ll start to see more small airlines stepping up with huge discounts on tickets. You’ll still need to research to find the best dirt cheap tickets, but I think it will be easier to find them with little or no work. These are five great places to start your search for discount tickets, now go get yourself a bargain!

30 Jul 2014 More Europeans Tourists Head for the United States

The decrease in the value of the dollar was welcome news to international skiers earlier this year.

United States ski resorts reported seeing more international visitors than previous recent years. They credit this primarily to the lower exchange rate of the dollar vs. other currencies. People like getting the most bang for their buck, no matter what buck their currency represents.

During the recently passed ski season, guests booked extended stays months in advance. Resorts reported that skiers who would generally stay two to four days have extended their visits to seven to 10 days due to getting better prices for their currency.

International guests also shopped and spent more money at local stores and restaurants and on rental equipment.

Some resorts reported that the number of Canadian skiers was up by 20 percent. Stowe and Smuggler’s Notch reported stronger bookings from Europe during the Easter holiday break. Eastern United States ski resorts had a very good 2007-2008 ski season due to an early Easter holiday, steady winter storms and a weak dollar.

Now that skiing has come to an end for this season, holiday goers will be looking for great summertime destinations. The dollar is still lower in value than it has been in years, making the United States a more viable tourist destination. Many hotels are already booked for prime summer travel months. Theme park operators are looking forward to the potential influx of tourists due to current exchange rates.

Many favourite ski resort destinations also double as favourite summertime destinations. Most resorts offer great summer activities as well as ski packages.

North American ski resorts offer summertime camping, fishing, hiking and other outdoor activities.

Children’s camps are one of the more popular summertime activities at resorts. Several favourites offer summertime concerts and other special events. Some special events include mountain biking and the occasional poker run.

Prime holiday destinations, such as the Balearic and Canary Islands could potentially see a decrease in holiday traffic this year. The typical holiday on the island of your choice will be more expensive due to current exchange rates.

Some of the more popular summertime destinations in the United States are Florida, Colorado, California, Washington D.C. and New York.

One of Florida’s main family attractions is Disney World. Disney World is one of the most visited family holiday destinations in the world. Other Florida destinations include Daytona Beach, Miami, Busch Gardens and Kissimmee.

Colorado, Washington D.C. and New York offer great historic and educational holiday opportunities for families looking for more than roller coasters and swimming pools.

Current monetary exchange rates as of April 2008 allow the purchase of a $75 theme park ticket for 47 euros or just under 38 sterling.

The current decreased value of the dollar allows great potential for more international visitors to enjoy an American vacation during 2008.

Cheaper airfares from many destinations in Europe will help offset the current exchange rate for Europeans who enjoy the occasional weekend trip to the Balearic Islands.

When preparing and planning your summer vacation, look for the lowest fees for exchanging currency. Banks often charge fewer fees than exchange bureaus and other companies. Using a credit card or debit card can also help offset the fees usually involved with currency exchange.

27 Jul 2014 Budget Travel And Vacation In Europe

Many budget travelers assume that a multi-city European vacation is beyond their means, but that is often not the case. The large number of budget airlines that have sprung up in Europe in recent years have dropped the average cost of airfare between many major European cities.

In some cases, the cost of coach airfare between major European hubs like London and Amsterdam is lower than a comparable first or even second class train ticket.

And of course flying between cities is far less time consuming than taking the train or driving yourself, and that means more time to explore the places you’ve always wanted to see, as well as more money to spend once you get there.

The key to getting the best airfares, both from the United States to destinations in Europe, and between European destinations, is to shop around and compare carefully.

Most major American air carriers have partnerships with one or more European airlines, and therefore it is often possible to shop airfares between European cities from the web sites of these airlines.

In addition, the major European only airlines all have their own web sites, and most provide for online booking and confirmation as well. This makes it easy to line up all your airfare before you leave the United States.

This is an important consideration, since it is often more difficult, and more expensive, to book airline tickets or train tickets after you have arrived in Europe.

The choice of European cities you plan to visit can also have a major impact on airfare between destinations. Many of the low cost European air carriers are based in London, so it is often considerably less costly to fly from London than to fly from many other major European cities.

Therefore, many budget travelers choose to make London their primary destination, and to take two and three day trips from there to the places they have always wanted to see.

While it is possible to get great deals from other European gateways, it is often more difficult than flying to and from London.

Just as American airlines have their own major gateways, such as New York, Los Angeles and Atlanta, so too do budget European airlines.

Planning your visit around these hub cites is often the best way to get the lowest possible airfares between European cities.

Flying within Europe is surprisingly affordable for way for many budget travelers to get around.

Many first time travelers to Europe, and some seasoned travelers as well, are shocked to find just how affordable it is to fly around Europe.