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!
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.
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.
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!
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
Mike’ road planner: getting in touch with my Italian small side of the family, i see fresh food straight out of the market street. Maybe the Italian invented the Pizza and the Pasta, and on the way invented the full culinary experience, including the markets, the hand made baskets, and the smell of cooking Focaccia …. planning a trip to Italy must include a culinary experience. here’s a trip well planned; http://www.voyajo.com/viewPrint.aspx?trip=116671
Picture perfect shops like this ones exist everywhere in the cliff towns around Cinque Terre, Italy. This one was uptown in Manarola, one of the 5 cliff towns along the coast of the Ligurian Sea in the Northwest region of Italy. We’ve spent alot of time in Italy over the years, and Cinque Terre sits high on the list as one of our favorite places to visit. I’m sure if you visit, it will be on the top of your list. Put it on your bucket list and check this one off. Take your hiking shoes, because it is one of the most scenic hikes you will ever take.
Visit “Cinque Terre” under “Categories” to the right, to see more photos of Cinque Terre.
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