• June 30, 2017 /  Beach & Island
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    Many people who are serious about losing weight are finding success with the very popular South Beach Diet. This diet was created by a cardiologist, Dr. Arthur Agatston, who wanted his heart patients to be able to lose weight safely.

    The South Beach diet is not about no carbs or no fats – it’s about eating the right carbs and the right fats. Dieters are educated to eat the right kinds of carbs, which have a low GI (glycemic index) and therefore digest easier and don’t allow the insulin level to spike – causing cravings for more carbs. The right fats are emphasised, such as olive oil, and omega 3 oils from fish.

    The South Beach diet has 3 “phases” – Phase 1 is the beginning phase in which carbohydrates are restricted for the first 2 weeks, but are added slowly back into the diet after that. Among Phase 1 foods are lean meats, low fat cheeses, nuts, low GI vegetables, lite tofu, and sugarless candy.

    In Phase 2, fruits, starches, dairy, vegetables not allowed in Phase 1, some chocolate, ice cream and even red wine are added to the list of acceptable foods.

    Phase 3 is meant to maintain your desired weight for life – continuing to eat low glycemic index foods, the right kinds of fats, carbs, and food portions.

    South Beach dieters say that there is no hunger on this diet – they eat three meals a day, two snacks, and dessert after dinner, if preferred – in fact, they say that if you’re not snacking on this diet, you’re not doing it correctly.

    Basically the South Beach diet is a lifestyle change, and a healthy one at that. While you lose weight on the South Beach diet, you are also reducing your risk of future heart problems, high cholesterol, atherosclerosis and diabetes.

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  • June 29, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    While most people prefer to go on holidays with their friends and family members, there are many who love to go on holidays alone. Different people have different reasons for travelling alone. Some people consider solo vacation as the ideal time to rediscover their true self. They wish to spend time just with themselves. Then there are people who think that holidaying alone allows them a temporary recluse from the trials and tribulations of daily life. Solo vacation helps them relax and unwind themselves thoroughly. There is yet another great reason for going on solo holidays. Poets, artists and other creative people can benefit a lot from solo singles holidays. They get a perfect environment to nurture and groom their creative talents.

    Thus, whatever be your reason for going on Holiday Alone, you must keep certain important things in mind. First and foremost, you need to zero in on a destination for your Solo Vacation or solo holiday. This would depend on your individual taste and preference. If you are fond of calm and serene places, you must plan you solo singles holidays to tropical islands or beaches. But, if you cant do without your daily dose of city life then you can consider UK solo holidays. It offers some of the best tourist attractions and fast city life to single travellers. Similarly, for art lovers, Egypt and Athens can be good options for Solo Singles Holidays. The choice is endless. The world is full of beautiful destinations for solo single holidays.

    Next is the security issue. The person going on holiday alone should be extra cautious regarding his/her safety. To ensure a safe and sound solo vacation, you must first find out about the law and order of the place that you are planning to visit. This is important to know, as it can help you in case of any trouble or loss of any important document like your passport or other belongings.

    Other than these, when on a holiday alone, you must not visit lonely places. Also, you must be careful of what you are eating. These little details can help you have a smooth and trouble free solo singles holiday experience.

    For the best solo vacation experience, you must avail the services of travel agencies that offer singles holiday packages. These travel companies cater to the specific needs of single travellers. Right from offering the best singles holiday destinations, to making travel arrangements and hotel bookings, they can make holidays for singles a memorable experience.

    To know more about holiday alone, you can log on to the site. It is a renowned online solo holidays provider that leaves no stone unturned to make your solo holidays a lifelong experience.

  • June 27, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    There are numerous choices in lodging when you go for your Disney vacation. If you choose to stay in a Disney World resort hotel, you have a number of choices in Disney vacation packages to decide from in order to find out which is the best option for you.

    Here are five types of Disney vacation packages for you to evaluate:

    – You may choose to plan your own Disney vacation. You book a Disney hotel. You arrange and pay for your Disney World tickets, meals and recreation separately. You need to plan your budget and know the most that you can spend for the vacation. This is the option that needs a lot of work but it may be the least expensive if you carefully research and compare with other Disney vacation packages.

    – ‘Disney’s Magic Your Way’ is the least expensive Disney vacation package available. It includes the costs of your accommodation and a Disney World Base ticket for each member of your party. You can choose the number of days for the tickets or even add on the Disney Park Hopper and Non Expiration option.

    – The ‘Disney’s Magic Your Way Package Plus Dining’ vacation package includes all the above-mentioned in the basic package, plus the Disney dining option. Many people think this option is a good value. It allows you and everyone in your party to have one table service dining, one quick service dining, and one snack for each night of the package.

    – The ‘Disney’s Magic Your Way Premium Package’ is a very convenient Disney vacation package. It has almost everything that you need. The Premium Package includes Magic Your Way Water Park and More Park Hopper with Non Expiration for the number of days you choose. The dining option includes breakfast, lunch and dinner per person per night with a wide choice of Disney dining locations serving a wide variety of food. More benefits include theme park tours and recreation options. This Disney premium package allows you to budget.

    – ‘Disney’s Magic Your Way Platinum Package’ is truly the finest most comprehensive package for those looking for the ultimate in luxury. The Platinum package includes all the elements in the Premium package with additional services in your personal Disney vacation planner which will help to make your stay a truly magical experience. If money is no object and you wish to have an incredible magical experience, then Disney’s Magic Your Way Platinum Package is for you.

    Whichever one of the Disney vacation packages that you choose even if it is to go with the a-la carte way, make sure is in your budget and you can make the most out of your investment.

  • June 25, 2017 /  Hotels
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    Book hotels in advance. Hotel prices tend to rise during holidays and seasonal days. You can save 30-40 % by making a booking 2-3 months in advance.

    2. Book hotels located near a public transport like a metro/station. Remember that large cities always have traffic jams. Thats why a metro/station can come in handy.

    3. The hotel must be easily accessible from the airport/railway/seaport/carpark you are going to use.

    4. Remember: the hotel must be reasonably priced, but not too cheap to avoid disappointments.

    5. Dont be afraid to book the hotel by yourself. It is cheaper than using the travel agencies where they charge you with a commission. You will also have time to read hotel reviews on the Internet before making your choice.

    6. Pay attention to the check in and check out time of the hotels. In general the hotels have a check-in time of 12.00 pm or later, while some tourists arrive at the city in the morning.

    7. Once you have chosen your hotel, make sure you find a map or a tourist guide of the region. Most of the hotels will provide you with the information you need. That way you will have time to plan your vacation on an efficient way.

    8. If you only plan to eat and sleep in the hotel choose a hotel near the centre of the city. If you are a creative person, consider to book a design hotel.

    9. When you book hotels located in the centre of the city, make sure that the window is faced inside the hotel. That would allow you to avoid traffic noise during the night, which is a problem in the centre of the city.

    10. Pay attention to small details: room service, smoking or not, check for noise isolation on the windows, availability of a swimming pool, gym and so on.

    11. When booking a room in a warm country, make sure that the room has an air-conditioner. Often hotels only mention their air conditioning in the hotel facilities.

    12. Try to find a hotel with a possibility to use a taxi transfer to the hotel. That way you dont pay too much for a local taxi. Besides, if you dont know the local language, you might even lose more time.

  • June 23, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    For many going on holiday can be a very stressful experience. This is kind of ironic as going on a holiday is supposed to be relaxing. The main reason why so many people are at their wits end is usually down to a lack of planning, preparation and leaving things to the last minute. With just a few simple changes in how you organise your holiday you can make your next holiday a relatively stress free and enjoyable one.

    Children

    Going on holiday is a family affair however, for many parents the holiday can turn into a nightmare dealing with and servicing the demands of the kids. It is important to remember that as a parent you have a life too and that the family should not revolve around the kids. The children are a part of the family not the centre of it. Therefore, before you go on holiday make it crystal clear with the kids that mum and dad want to relax too. This will mean some sort of negotiation and compromise that can work along the lines of taking the kids to the zoo in the morning but, the afternoon is for relaxing on the beach with a nice refreshing fruit cocktail.

    Sunscreen

    You finally arrive at your holiday destination after a long flight and you head down to the beach to catch a few rays. The sun is hot however, you realise you forgot to pack the sunscreen oil, ouch! If you and the family are going to a hot country make sure you take plenty of sunscreen and make sure the protection is strong enough. The minimum protection is SPF 15 but if you are heading to the Asia you will need sunscreen with at least 25 to 30 SPF.

    Travel and Medical Insurance

    Travel insurance is one of the most common and important things people forget to organise when they go on holiday. They only realise they need it when they end up in a foreign hospital with a huge medical bill to treat their broken leg. As well as your medical costs insurance can protect you from losing your luggage and valuables. It can also cover you if your flight or holiday is cancelled. There are many online and comparison websites to check what is available. Compare the best deals and only get cover on things that are relevant to your situation. Usually the earlier you book the cheaper it will be.

  • June 22, 2017 /  Beach & Island
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    The group of islands, which are part of Spain but located off Africa’s north-west coast, have a great climate, with long, sunny days and soaring temperatures during the summer. Even during the winter, rain is rare and it is more than warm enough to enjoy an afternoon on the beach or sightseeing outdoors.

    Such fine weather has helped to make many of the islands in the archipelago popular holiday destinations, particularly with people who like to spend their break doing little more than working on their tan. But beautiful beaches are not the only attraction, as there is a rich culture to enjoy and a spectacular volcanic landscape to explore.

    Book Canary Islands and West Africa cruises and the itinerary is likely to include a stop at the port city of Las Palmas on Gran Canaria.

    Las Palmas is packed with historic buildings, such as the Palacio Regental and the beautiful Santa Ana Cathedral, as well as being within easy travelling distance of some idyllic formal gardens.

    Take a trip out to Palmitos Park and you will be able to spend a relaxing afternoon in the sun strolling through the botanical gardens and visiting the bird sanctuary, where you will see such exotic species as pelicans and toucans.

    Tenerife is another great place to visit during a Canary Islands cruise. It may be best known for its bars and packed beaches, but it also has some spectacular terrain to explore in the national park around the snow-capped Mount Teide volcano – which is Spain’s highest mountain.

    If you are looking for something a little lazier to do while in Tenerife, why not spend a few hours at the lively markets in Santa Cruz before boarding a catamaran for a whale-watching trip?

    Lanzarote is another island best known for its beaches, but with stunning scenery to see inland. The rugged volcanic landscape has a strange beauty and you are sure to enjoy visiting the La Geria region, which is home to a number of wineries.

    Choose the right Canaries cruise and you will also have the opportunity to head off the usual tourist trail and explore some of the smaller islands. You may just be surprised by the unspoiled beauty of the countryside on La Gomera and the spectacular churches of La Palma.

  • June 21, 2017 /  Beach & Island
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    Whenever there comes a thought of a tour, beaches are all time favourite. There is nothing concrete like forts, palaces and museums but open space overwhelms everyone. It is a paradise on land giving mankind an opportunity to sit in the lap of nature. Just think how do you feel when you see no buildings but a large expanse of area covered with blue water. There is calmness and happiness in the surrounding air. South India tours can help you visit this paradise.

    Get Into Doorway of Lakshadweep

    Agatti Islands is the entry gate to Lakshadweep Islands and it is not something to skip and HTO Tour Operator India assure that beforehand. The moment you reach Agatti Aerodrome (AGX) Airport (the only airport of Lakshadweep islands); you will be received by the coordinators of HTO India group who will take care of your needs. Only Kingfisher Airlines and Indian Airlines take care of Agatti Aerodrome. Flights are available between Cochin and Agatti Island.

    Although Agatti is a small island but there are many eye popping spectacles to catch. If you have not considered South India Tours, you have missed lots of breath taking spectacles!!! Lakshadweep has temperature ranging from 35c to 22c in summers and 32c to 20c in winters. Do make sure that you pack your bags accordingly.

    Why and How to Go There

    Lakshadweep tour package take you to Agatti and Bangaram Islands which are parts of beautiful Lakshadweep Islands, the smallest union territory of India. The term Lakshadweep means thousand hundred islands. You can either reach there by sea route or by air. The former route takes a complete day whereas the latter route takes only seventy five minutes from Cochin!

    It is a dream coming alive when you are sitting under blue sky watching coral reefs, shiny beaches, blossoming green coconut palms and turquoise blue lagoons. You would never like to leave that place and go back to polluted and fast paced city life. In todays time, no one has time even to read newspaper, forget about sitting close to nature. This serene environment will make you feel garb time in your hands and not let it go. The sublime and profundity resides here!

    The tour package includes a stay in Agatti Island Beach Resort which has special arrangements for its visitors. You can opt between indoor or outdoor dining. If you choose latter, it is much more enjoyable to dine in the lap of nature.

    You can even pamper yourself with various water sports like lagoon fishing, deep sea fishing, speed boating, wind surfing, kayaking, water scooter ride, snorkelling, banana boating and many others. You can even learn scuba diving and have a fun ride inside the sea and explore the mystery world of fishes and turtles.

    Get ready to fly with the waves and stay neither completely on land nor in air…keep swinging and keep smiling.

  • June 21, 2017 /  Holiday & Vacation
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    Tax rules on rental income from a vacation home can be complicated, particularly if you rent the home out for several months of the year, but also use the home yourself.

    There is however, one provision that is not complicated. Homeowners who rent out their property for 14 or fewer days a year can pocket the rental income, tax-free.

    Known as the “Master’s exemption”, because it is used by homeowners, near the Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, GA who rent out their homes during the Master’s Tournament (for as much as $20,000!). It is also used by homeowners who rent out their homes for movie productions or those whose residences are located near Super Bowl sites or national political conventions.

    For instance, if you live close to a vacation destination such as the beach or mountains, you may be able to make some extra cash by renting out your home (principal residence) when you go on vacation–as long as it’s two weeks or less. And, although you can’t take depreciation or deduct for maintenance, you can deduct mortgage interest and property taxes on Schedule A.

    In general, income from rental of a vacation home for 15 days or longer must be reported on your tax return on Schedule E, Supplemental Income and Loss. You should also keep in mind that the definition of a “vacation home” is not limited to a house. Apartments, condominiums, mobile homes, and boats are also considered vacation homes in the eyes of the IRS.

    Further, the IRS states that a vacation home is considered a residence if personal use exceeds 14 days or more than 10% of the total days it is rented to others (if that figure is greater). When you use a vacation home as your residence and also rent it to others, you must divide the expenses between rental use and personal use, and you may not deduct the rental portion of the expenses in excess of the rental income.

    For example, let’s say you own a house in the mountains and rent it out during ski season, typically between mid-December and mid-April. You and your family also vacation at the house for one week in October and two weeks in August. The rest of the time the house is unused.

    The family uses the house for 21 days and it is rented out to others for 121 days for a total of 142 days of use during the year. In this scenario 85% of expenses such as mortgage interest, property taxes, maintenance, utilities, and depreciation can be written off against the rental income on Schedule E. As for the remaining 15% of expenses, only the owner’s mortgage interest and property taxes are deductible on Schedule A.

    Questions about vacation home rental income? Give us a call. We’ll help you figure it out.

  • June 19, 2017 /  Tour & Travelling
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    There was a man who wanted to cross the desert. This man took a travelling bag with him, which was filled with food and water. At the beginning, he had been walking towards the north of the desert, but a sudden dust storm happened at night. The next day, when he got out of the sand dunes, looking greenish yellow sky, he didn’t know where to go.

    There was also a man who wanted to cross the desert. This man took a travelling bag with him, in which there was a compass. He thought he would cross the desert in a day, but the dust storm blocked his trip. When the sandstorm stopped, it was the next day morning. This man went on walking with his feet deeply or lowly immersed in the sand. However, he didn’t reach the center of the desert until the next evening. Later, being tired and hungry, he eventually passed out on the third day.

    Another person also decided to cross the desert. He took two bags: one with a compass, so he had a very good sense of direction; the other was filled with food and water, so he wouldn’t worry about hunger and thirst. At first, when he met the person who lost the direction in the desert, he turned a blind eye; then he encountered the dying person who was lying on the sand dunes because of no food and water, he also took an indifferent glance and left; later, when he surpassed several people who needed help, he ignored them. The next day, this man met a group of bandits, who robbed not only camels but also two bags of him. Without a compass, this person walked blindly like the first; three days later, he was hungry to die like the second person.

    The three men: the first lost his direction because of lacking a compass; the second lost his life because of lacking adequate food and water; although third person had both a compass and sufficient food and water, he lacked love. So, his outcome was the most tragic.

    Person’s life is in fact a trip. Starting from the beginning of life, we should bring three bags: one with a compass, one with food and water and the other with love.

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  • June 18, 2017 /  Tour & Travelling
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    There are three categories of travel mugs: plastic travel mugs, stainless steel travel mugs and ceramic travel mugs. The most popular travel mugs are stainless steel and plastic travel mugs. Ceramic travel mugs have fewer products available and less demand on the market but still have some high quality mugs. Those looking for travel mugs will likely have to choose between stainless steel travel mugs and plastic travel mugs, so this article reviews the pros and cons of the two types of portable coffee drinking devises.

    Stainless Steel Travel Mugs

    Pros: Using stainless steel to make travel mugs is a recent occurrence as aluminum and plastic were the preferred traditional methods. Stainless steel became popular because of its superior insulation abilities and light-weight. Stainless steel is also very durable and has a longer shelf-life than plastic travel mugs. For customization purposes stainless steel allows not only custom printed logos but engraved logos as well.

    Cons: Though this is not always the case, stainless steel travel mugs can be more expensive than plastic travel mugs. Stainless steel is considered a higher quality material than plastic so naturally it costs more. Stainless steel by itself often has a bland look to it, which is why most stainless steel travel mugs employ riged or curvaceous designs and sometimes even add plastic and rubber.

    Plastic Travel Mugs

    Pros: Though plastic is often thought to be a softer material, most travel mugs are made of a substance known as hard plastic that can take nearly as much punishment as any metal material. Plastic travel mugs are often more colorful than stainless steel mugs because plastic is easier to print color on. Plastic as a material is also relatively less expensive making plastic travel mugs less expensive than stainless steel travel mugs in general.

    Cons: Plastic travel mugs do not insulate as well as stainless steel travel mugs. Plastic travel mugs also cannot achieve the same metallic designs stainless steel travel mugs can that are considered by many to be aesthetically pleasing. Lastly, plastic travel mugs are more difficult to engrave on and very few items can have custom engraved logos.