Chicago is one of the largest cities in the United States and the largest in the Midwest. It is located in the northern region of Illinois on the southern coast of Lake Michigan. For travelers who are planning a trip to Chicago, the best time to visit is in the summer or fall, though this will also be the time when there are the biggest crowds. The weather in the summer is very sunny, and the temperature get can quite high. In the fall when the leaves change, Chicago is gorgeous, and days are sunny as well. For travelers mostly interested in indoor sights, spring and winter are optimal travel times as lines will be shorter at museums and galleries.
Finding a hotel in Chicago is easy, because there are so many choices, but make sure to book well in advance, and look for deals online. Getting to the hotel will depend on where travelers are coming from. Chicago’s main airport and one of the largest and busiest in the nation is Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Travelers who fly into O’Hare can get taxis into town or take the El (elevated train). The El is also the main form of public transportation in downtown Chicago, although there are buses and taxis as well.
Once in town, there are literally thousands of things to do in Chicago. Make plans ahead of time to optimize the visit. For families traveling together, the biggest attractions are the Chicago Children’s Museum and the Lincoln Park Zoo. The John G. Shedd Aquarium is another big attraction. Lovers of science and nature will enjoy the Museum of Science and Industry and the Botanic Garden. Sports fans may like to attend a Bulls basketball game or a Cubs baseball game at the famous Wrigley Field.
There is something for everyone in Chicago, and travelers from all around the world come to see and enjoy the wonderful sights that the city holds. If you are planning a trip to this beautiful city, do your research and make the best of it. Visiting and planning itineraries in Chicago is well worth the trip!
Traveling to other countries can be a challenge, but not if you know what to expect. Planning your vacation is the only way to avoid hassle and stress. There are several factors to consider when planning a trip to Amsterdam in the Netherlands such as the hotel room, transportation, entertainment and food. Before booking your plane ride to Amsterdam, you must prepare passports and itineraries.
This may take some time, but the passport is easily obtained through the post office or other online processes. It is important to pick your travel dates wisely, taking into account the seasons and any events going on in town. More so, planning your travel dates will save you money on airfare if you plan far enough in advance. Another factor to consider while traveling is transportation from your home to the airport, then from the airport to your hotel and everywhere in between then back again. An alternative to public transportation is to rent motorcycles or bicycles and you will be zooming around the city in no time!
More important than transportation is knowing what is located around your hotel in the city, this determines the ease of access to food and entertainment. There are several attractions in Amsterdam that will make you want to come back for more such as museums, parks, shopping and even the red light district. More so, you can pay for a boat ride through the channels of the city or a carriage ride through the streets of Amsterdam! Also, the country is famous for the huge windmills and lovely tulips. Another factor to consider is food. There are all kinds of fast food and high end restaurants to fit any occasion or tastes.
Also, don’t forget to tip! Some advantages of travelling Amsterdam are that the native language are Dutch and English as well as warm summers and cold winters. Whether you decide to travel with friends or family, the perks of traveling to Amsterdam, Netherlands are endless and will last a lifetime!
Berlin is a large, robust city filled with amazing sites and things to do. A good travel planner will help travelers of all backgrounds and interests learn the right way to navigate this city, where they should go, and where they should stay.
One of the most critical things for a traveler to know when they are going to visit a city is how they are going to get around. A travel planner can help people understand what the transportation options are and how they work with the itinerary. Some people think they can rent a car and drive where they need to go, others think they can rely on buses and subways, others intend to take a bike or walk or hail taxis when they need to get somewhere. To travel through a town effectively, learn from expert trip planners to understand which transit options exist in Berlin, how much they will cost, and how easily they will take you to your desired attractions.
A trip planner can also help shape the travel experience more effectively. There are hundreds of interesting things to see and do in a city as large as Berlin, and to really appreciate them beyond a surface glance, the tourist need to know how much time he or she should spend in a given area. This will vary with personal preferences and interest, but some sites need to be given more time than others to really enjoy them properly. An expertly crafted travel plan will help these travelers know where to go, how much time to spend there, in addition to how to reach their destinations.
The right hotel is a lot like the right house. Location is everything. An itinerary planner is like a real estate agent. They help travelers find the perfect hotel depending on what their preferences are for cost, convenience, and location. With so many hotels to choose from in Berlin, it can be hard to pick, which is why so many travelers rely upon their expert travel planners to give them advice and even book the hotel for the trip.
Planning a trip to Cape Town means taking an active role in creating a positive experience for your next vacation. As the second largest city in South Africa, Cape Town has so much to offer. With your role as trip planner, you can keep a few tips in mind as you plan the details of your amazing adventure.
Looking at the local climate and weather is essential for effective trip planning. Travelling during the summer, from December to February, is desirable but busy. Hot days can mean crowded beaches. If you truly want to enjoy the local attractions, you might want to visit Cape Town in October, November or February. The weather is reliable and comfortable.
One of the steps involved in planning a trip to Cape Town is figuring out how to get there. The Cape Town International Airport is one of the largest in the country, offering flights to and from major cities in the region. Many international flights to Europe, the USA and Asia come through the airport, but most passengers travel through Johannesburg. Many travelers also use the local trains and buses to get around Cape Town.
As a traveler, you want to find the best attractions in the area. Outdoor attractions are among the best trip destinations. Boulders Beach is one of the most-visited attractions, featuring coves and groups of wild penguins. The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are tranquil and beautiful. Many travelers like to swim along te coast of False Bay and visit the tide pools of St. James. Surfing the waves and winds are also wonderful experiences for the first time visitor.
If you do choose to plan a trip to Cape Town, you should not discount the history of the area. The Castle of Good Hope is the oldest building still standing in all of South Africa, built in the 1660s. Robben Island is also of historical significance, located off the shore of the city. During apartheid the island was used to house political prisoners, such as Nelson Mandela. Additional attractions include South African Parliament and the District Six Museum.
Thailand is one the most amazing place to visit. The place is full of agent statues, libidinous cuisine to try, and experiences the life of the native. I am not talking about visit the city. To get a true experience of Thailand, the first place I recommend that you should visit is their theme park.
They might had ride but the unique thing about Thai theme park from the United State is they had animal perform curtain dances and stuns. Just make sure you capture this on video.
Upon visit the theme park, you will see elephants perform a dance, a man perform a stuns with a alligator month open with the performer head inside. Ask your tour-guild for direction. After that exciting visited, it time to enjoy some Thai cuisine, which is the place to experience the true meaning of Thai dinning; again, ask your tour-guile for detail.
The third place to visit is their museum . The tour-guide “who also speak English” will explain the history of Thailand. Make sure you take allot of pictures when visit one of their museum.
If that is not enough, you can always enter the village to see how villager live their life. You will be amaze how they make their lives livable even in a tough environments. The village dinning is also unique and difference from the city traditional style of dinning.
One thing that you need to aware of is even their unique way of dinning might be difference but it said that the foods they eat tent to decrease the change of getting sick.
Each of their attractions had a classical theme music that make you feel you are in the atmosphere, which can be purchase at their gift-shop. Speaking of gift-shop, you can purchase other souvenir to completed your souvenir collection.
From all this amazement, there is one thing that you need to be aware of. Most part of Thailand is currently cover with flood-water so it is best to be prepare. You don’t want the weather to ruined your fun.
This one trip will be a memorable one.
Vancouver is one of the world’s biggest nature destinations in the world; with mountains, lakes, and forests speckling the outside of the city walls, Vancouver is the perfect destination to allow you to get away from the real world and get in tune with nature and yourself. Located in the mountains of Canada, Vancouver is an easy destination to reach on any budget and can give travelers the thrill of their lifetime.
In planning a trip to Vancouver that will let you experience all of its beauty, you must find a route that is your own and carve out new territory. Ultimately, your Vancouver trip is one of the experiences in your life that will change you drastically, so make sure you plan correctly and prepare yourself for a wonderful trip.
What is There to Do?
Vancouver boasts a booming city life as well as a host of natural wonders for visitors to choose from. Every visit to Vancouver will be a new experience in this ever-changing city. Home to Stanley Park, the Canadian Rockies, and Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver boasts an impressive array of hiking and camping opportunities for the adventurous soul.
For the cultured traveler, Vancouver is home to the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Orpheum, and the Commodore Ballroom, amongst other attractions. These give variety to your travel plans and keep your trip exciting. Vancouver truly has something for every traveler, no matter what their interests, making it an ideal location for families and couples.
How to Plan Effectively
To plan a trip to Vancouver that is able to capture all of the city’s beauty and wonders, it is essential to split your time equally between the city and its outskirts. For example, it is advised that you spend the first half of your trip enjoying the scenic elements of Vancouver before entering the city and exploring from there. This way, you will get a context for how the city is run and be better able to enjoy your time.
Furthermore, a trip to Vancouver can be a life-changing experience, so picking the right route is essential to your planning. Spend time looking at maps of parks and trails before you leave for your trip to ensure that you know where you’re going and where you want to explore. While allowing yourself to get lost in the beauty is optimal, returning safe should be your number one priority.
Mikes road planner: its been a while since i traveled to Asia, for whatever reason, once i travel there i cannot leave very fast. i’ve been to different countries in Asia, and Laos what can i say? was my vacation and one of the most memorable time i had:) i recommend going to the romantic Loang province, and traveling with a sale boat on the Mekong river to Vang vieng. this picture grabbed my attention because i was meaning to plan my trip back to Laos to visit the south territory , where i haven’t visited there last time.
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Northwest of Luang Nam Ta, on the broad river plains of the Nam La (River) lies the small town of Muang Sing. Villages dot the countryside and cultures are still mostly intact. It’s worth taking a motorbike into the countryside, passing rice fields as mountains give accent to the distant views. The villages are a great place to get to know the Laotian people. The following photographs were made around Muang Sing and Luang Nam Ta.
I had read something in the Lonely Planet about the mysterious plain of jars and I had to make time for it. It’s interesting how when you travel you might not of heard of many places, but then you hear a conversation about a place, or a traveler who drops the name on a bus, and suddenly it becomes the most important place in the world to see. You realize that the more you…
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Mikes road planner: thinking of England makes me want walk into the queens castle, knock on the door and say : Hi i came a long way, thought i could visit and drink a cup of tea… i would probably get arrested, besides i think the whole royalty is so boring. if you have everything then whats the point? i prefer to be a London trip planner!
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It’s been just over three weeks since my plane touched down in London, and I can’t believe how many incredible experiences I’ve had since then. My ISA program has taken me on a tour through the Tower of London, around the city on a double-decker bus, and through the famous markets of Camden Town, to name a few things. In addition, I have met some great friends who are just as eager to explore London as I am. The journey across the pond wasn’t all smooth sailing, though. Lost luggage, delayed flights, and 36 hours without sleep weren’t things I hoped to encounter at the outset of my semester abroad, but adventure does come with certain risks. I think the upside to travel difficulties…
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A Rome trip may sounds like a dream come true as you imagine encountering the magnificent monuments, dining at the finest restaurants and witnessing one of the most beautiful cityscape in the world; however the same dream may turn into a nightmare if you do not plan your trip properly. Thus, Rome trip planning is important and you should arm yourself with the right information regarding the city to help you make the most of your vacation and also save money.
The passport is definitely important but if you are a university student don’t forget to bring your student ID as this will help you get some discount at the Vatican and other main sites in Rome. Next, think about the time when you should be visiting the city because months like July or August are very busy and it can be difficult to find an accommodation, not to mention the heat and sweat on top of that. So, the ideal time to visit Rome would be spring season or during Christmas as you will not only be able to see the city at its best but also enjoy the attractive discounts.
Although there are a plethora of accommodation options available in Rome, searching for suitable hotel in the city may seem like a chore and eat up your valuable time that you could otherwise spend relaxing or sightseeing. So your Roma trip planning should include online hotel reservation in advance as this take the stress out of searching for a suitable hotel and you can directly take a bus or taxi from the airport and arrive at your hotel.
After you have taken care where to stay in Rome, don’t forget to include restaurant research in your trip planning to ensure that you enjoy the best Italian food at reasonable rates while you are here. It can be quite difficult to go around searching for a good restaurant when your stomach is growling with hunger; and please remember that not all Italian restaurants serve good Italian food. So, research online and look in the traveler review sites to find some good restaurants that offer great Italian food at a reasonable rate.
Before you start your sightseeing spree in Rome, don’t forget to know the closing dates for the important landmarks that you have included in your itinerary. It can be highly disappointing to turn up on the Vatican museums on Sundays only to find out that they are closed on those days. This saves your mood as well as your time, which you can spend visiting other important tourist attractions in and around the city.
We hope that planning your Roma trip before hand will help you save time and money on your journey, and if in the worst case you are unable to see everything in your first trip, don’t forget to toss a coin at the Trevi fountain with a wish and the legend has it that you will definitely visit again!
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Lao Tzu