Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Boracay Island Phillippines

Did you know that Boracay Island in the Phillippines is rated in the top 25 best beaches in the world. It is only four an half miles long. This makes it easy to navigate the island by bicycle or a rented motorbike. You'll enjoy the beautiful beach of Yapak with its white sands and beautiful clear water. If you like to collect shells you will be in paradise.

This beach is perfect for honeymooners who want to be alone as it is very secluded and you will be able to enjoy the magnificent sunsets. Once you have visited Boracay you will see why it was rated as one of the best beach destinations in the world.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Smallest Island

What is the smallest island in the world? Where is it located? Could it be in the Caribbean, Asia or the Middle East. Actually the smallest island is located off the coast of England in what is known as islands of Sicily.

This island is only 50 m² and is uninhabited except for a lighthouse that is the only building on the island which by the way takes up the entire island. There is another island that some people consider the smallest it is located off the coast of India. This island is called isle of Brahmaputra it is a Rock Island approximately 1 km.

Now I'm really going to confusion there is an island in the Philippines off the coast of Mindoro just a few minutes from San Jose, Occidental Mindoro. This island is so small that only four people can be on it at one time. So I leave the choice up to you the UK, India or the Philippines either way I don't think you'll be taken a vacation there.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Travel Insurance

Do I really need travel insurance? Taking that dream vacation is in many cases a substantial investment.

When shopping for travel insurance your best deal would be to look for a package plan. Most package plans will cover cancellations, storms, problems with your baggage, medical emergencies and evacuation.

Some of the package deals available to you when purchasing your travel insurance are medical insurance, evacuation insurance and accident insurance.

A medical insurance plan will provide coverage for most medical situations such as accidents medical evacuation and returning you to your home country.

A med evac plan is recommended if you're visiting a remote location going on a cruise or vacation to foreign countries.

Travel accident plan are recommended for travel domestic and abroad. Many frequent travelers will have travel accident insurance along with this plan they have also added life insurance which is recommended. Purchasing travel insurance will give you peace of mind and financial compensation should you have a problem on your vacation or business trip.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Your Island

How would you like to own your own private island? If someone asked you this question your answer might be yes that would be great if I was a millionaire. What if I told you you could purchase your own private island with white sandy beaches wide shore and lush tropical jungle for the same price you would pay for a beautiful three bedroom home in a good neighborhood. Does this sound unbelievable? Well it is true my friend you can purchase Sybil Island in the Philippines for $350,000. This would be 30 acres of your own little piece of paradise.

Villagers from nearby islands come to Sybil for weekend activities such as picnics swimming and scuba diving. This attractive island could be very easily turned into a resort island it has a great potential. Think about it you could change your whole life for the better.

The Fontainebleau Hotel Miami Beach

If you're a person who likes to buy America and will take your vacation in the United States you may truly enjoy the Fontainebleau hotel in Miami Beach.

The hotel has 1500 rooms available for you to choose from. The hotel is located right on Miami Beach. If you are if you are attending a convention the hotel is located very near the convention center. For the shopper you are near The Lincoln Rd., Mall and various shopping centers.

When entering the hotel you will be pleasantly surprised to find a full-service restaurant and coffee shop. Room service is available 24 hours a day so you have many dining options while staying at the hotel.

The hotel has many amenities such as wireless Internet available in the public areas free of charge, a health club and business center. This hotel is also a smoke-free property.

If you're looking for a vacation to remember in a luxury setting be sure to ask your travel agent about the Fontainebleau hotel on Miami Beach

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Tramp Steamer

If you're looking for alternatives to a cruise ship you might try a tramp steamer. In days gone by this was an inexpensive way to take an ocean cruise. The modern cruise ship with endless buffets,casinos and never in ending entertainment has put this type of travel in a decline.

If you would like to experience a different type of cruise you might want to try cruising on a freighter. Of course you will not have the amenities that are found on a cruise ship. But you might enjoy seeing the everyday life on a working ship. You will have your own cabin but your meals will be taken with the crew. You will visit different ports of call that you may not experience on a traditional cruise ship. You will definitely have time to reflect on your life or read that book that you never had time to do. So if you're looking for an inexpensive way to travel the world this would be for you.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


How would you like to discover a country with a low cost of living ,no taxes, tropical climate and English is the first language! If you are thinking about a vacation home or even a permanent move Belize could possibly be the place for you.

If you enjoy scuba diving, snorkeling hiking through lush forests and mountains and exploring miles of tropical coastline Belize located in the Caribbean would definitely be the place for you.

If you're looking for a permanent getaway from the world you will find this tropical paradise very affordable. The currency exchange is very simple two to one for the American dollar. The tax situation is even better there are none. If you are living on a fixed income from a retirement plan in the states it is not taxable in Belize. If you are over the age of 45 and plan to retiree in this paradise you may bring all your personal goods in tax-free. You must have an income of at least $2000 a month.

This Caribbean nation as a small population of roughly 300,000 people so you can't really escape the stress and rat race of the world. So for a world-class getaway or permanent change of life check out Belize this could be your piece of paradise.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Caribbean Coast

Holbox is one of the undiscovered islands on the Mexican Caribbean. It is a beautiful place and left unspoiled by an influx of tourists. It is located on the eastern tip of the Yucat√°n Peninsula.

With beautiful clear green waters and white sand beaches many thousands of Flamingos, pelicans, exotic birds and small sea creatures have made the waters their home. The waters here are usually warm and calm and very shallow making it a great place for swimming with the kids.

There is only one small village located on this island. There are very few cars on the island the main mode of transportation is by golf cart, bicycle or on foot. You can treat yourself to the local delicacy of ceviche. This is a cold dish of fish, shrimp and other shellfish marinated in lime, tomatoes, vinegar, oil and cilantro with a touch of garlic. If you come for a visit or decide to make this your summer home you will truly have found and unspoiled paradise for yourself.

Monday, August 15, 2011

The U.S. Virgin Islands

When visiting the US Virgin Islands you will be greeted by clear blue turquoise waters, sandy beaches an hidden coves. Paradise does not get any better than this. Wherever you go in the islands you will receive a warm welcome. You will enjoy the exotic delights of Caribbean food and music. If you enjoy sunny weather, endless beaches,and a carefree island spirit St. Thomas can be your island getaway from the world. The many activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling, sport fishing or just a relaxing swim with the dolphins. If you want to escape the stress of everyday life now is the time to book one of luxurious hotel rooms with a beautiful view exotic meals and drinks whenever you want quit dreaming just do it.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Island Hopping in the Phillippines Part One

Camiguin Island is known as one the most peaceful Islands in the Philippines. Strangers are greeted with hello friend. If you seek an untouched island with a great variety of landscape and very friendly people look no further than the island of Camiguin.

When you arrived by ship from Mindanao or from Cebu City you will be greeted by sandy beaches and high white and black cliffs and towering mountains. The island of Camaiguin is one of the last islands in the Philippines where you may hike threw a real jungle. The island very rarely gets hit by a typhoon in less one is slightly off track. They do have a wet season from December through January.

The island itself has a small amount of land for farming. There are rice fields on the coast. Lanzones and bananas as well as Coconuts grow on the mountainside. Camaiguin island's Lanzones are among the sweetest in the world.

If you are looking for a pollution free environment this island may be for you as there is no industry on the island whatsoever. There is fishing and handicraft items made on the island but that is all. You are not completely isolated their is telephone service also Internet and cell phone service available in most areas. But if you're looking for sandy beaches and enjoy hiking through the jungle or wandering around in the mountains this is definitely the island for you.

Pago Pago

The island of Pago Pago just the name makes the island sound like a exotic and mysterious place and it probably is too many people. Actually it is the capital of American Samoa with a population of 11,000 people. Its primary business of course is tourism but they also have a thriving tuna industry there also.

If you want to celebrate New Year's in Pago Pago you will have the distinction of being in the city that is the last one in the world to welcome it in. The island is made up of many small villages and towns with the main employment being tuna canneries.

If you are an adventurous person you might want to climb the cliffs of Mt. Alava which plunge straight down into the sea. A climb to the summit of the mountain will give you a great panoramic view of the harbor and the town. The island is also the home of StarKist tuna and there is a huge statue of Charlie the tuna in front of the factory.

So while planning your honeymoon you might consider Pago Pago as a destination. I am sure you would enjoy yourself on their beautiful beaches. And enjoy the charm of this mysterious and exotic island.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Problems with Sharks

You have found the island of your dreams and are ready to dive into the clear beautiful clear green water. I might caution you before you do this to check and see if there have been any local incidents with sharks remember not all beaches are only playgrounds for humans some could be a hunting grounds for sharks.The white sands of new Smyrna Beach Florida attract many thousands of tourist each year. It also seems to be a favorite vacation spot for sharks. In 2007 it had an increased amount of shark attacks. Out of 112 attacks around the world 17 were on the beach. They were not life-threatening attacks. Went swimming you must be aware of your surroundings for example you find yourself in the middle of a school of small fish commonly known as bait fish leave the water immediately at this is what sharks feed on.One of the most infested beaches in the world is Velzyland beach off the North Shore of Oahu. Hawaii the waters here are filled primarily with Tiger sharks. So before you dive into the crystal-clear waters of your island or favorite beach be sure you have checked with the locals about any shark incidents. And always try to swim where there is a lifeguard these tips may save you from being and appetizer for a hungry shark.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Pitcarn Island

Pitcarn Island you are probably asking yourself where the heck is this place and why does the name sounds so familiar. The reason that this name may sound familiar to you is that this island had some very famous inhabitants at one time.Pitcarn Island is located in the South Pacific and at one time was inhabited by tribes with a Polynesian culture. They mysteriously disappeared in the 1400s. This has just added to the mystery and intrigue of the island.

This island is most remembered because the crew of the Bounty as in Mutiny on the Bounty settled on this island with their Tahitian wives in the 1790s.

After years of isolation from the outside world and American sailing vessel happened to stumble across this island in 1808. The American sailors expected to meet some type of hostile natives of the island but instead were greeted by English-speaking Anglo- Tahitians. Who were the direct descendants of the crew of the Bounty. And that is how the world learned of the story of what happened to the members of the crew.

So if you're looking for a remote place to live where you can forget the everyday stress of life Pitcarin Island would probably be a great choice for you. Because the population of the island only numbers about 50 people who are the direct descendants of the mutineers of the Bounty.

Friday, August 5, 2011

My Favorite TV Episode

Guest post of the week by Ferdinand Livingston:

For many years, my husband and I have watched The Golden Girls television show. We have loved this show from the very beginning when it first aired. Our favorite episode revolves around the three women who live together getting a winning lottery ticket. They are very excited about it and begin planning how they will be spending their share of the money. Unknowingly, the oldest woman who lives in the home, gives the jacket they have hidden the ticket in, to a charity for auction. The jacket gets auctioned off and the winner donates the jacket to a local homeless shelter. The women pretend to be homeless so that they can search for the jacket. After spending a night in the shelter, they find that they can no longer use the ticket for their own selfish needs but decide to donate it to the shelter instead.

We love this episode, but, we also enjoy all of the other shows in this series. It is a hilarious show which tries to show the viewers what it would be like if women from different backgrounds decided to live together in later life. We always watch this show on our wWw.satellite911.COM and we enjoy it very much. The show is now playing in reruns and we can watch it any time we want to. We plan on watching for a long time.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Pulau Redang

You are probably asking yourself where the heck is Pulau Redang? Is an island off the coast of Kuala,Terengganu in the South China Sea it is the largest of a group of nine protected island off the coast. The crystal-clear waters make an ideal site for divers. The beautiful clear waters are rich in marine life and brilliant coral many species of exotic fish can be found here.

In the waters of the island you will find two historic shipwrecks from World War II. The H.M.S Prince of whales and the H.M.S Repulse this is a very popular spot for divers.

This beautiful island paradise has many activities to offer the adventurous tourists. If you like snorkeling, swimming, scuba diving, or just hiking through the jungle or how about boating and canoeing you will thoroughly enjoy the island.

So if you think you might like to visit the exotic island of Pulau Redang start your island adventure by taking a boat from Kuala,Terengganu and in about one hour you will be in paradise.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Super Ferry in the Philippines

If you've traveled from the United States to the Philippines you know upon your arrival you are completely exhausted. You definitely do not feel like boarding another airplane to your final destination in the islands.
Let me offer an alternative solution. The Philippines being made up of 7107 islands the popular mode of travel is by ship. The super ferry is the number one company that transports people from island to island. After your long flight from the states this is the ideal way to travel that will permit to catch up on your sleep and get over jet lag. You can enjoy visiting the different island destinations along the way to your final destination. Thanks to the comfort and convenience of their well appointed cabins and first-class amenities and facilities aboard the ship you will enjoy this unique experience.Super ferry is the largest inter island mover of passenger's and cargo in the Philippines they were established 1907. I myself have taken a trip from the capital in Manila to Cagayan De Oro City located on Mindanao. My accommodation were first-class I had state room with a queen size bed air-conditioned cable television and private bath. When I purchased my ticket I had my meals included. The meals were very delicious and and tastefully prepared by the chefs on board. So if you're looking for a unique, affordable and totally relaxing travel experience in the Philippines I suggest you try Super ferry you will not be disappointed.

There is nothing better than standing by the railing on your ship as it cuts through the clear waters of the South China Sea watching the sun disappeared over the horizon. This is what it's all about take it easy out there this is a busy world.

Mall of Asia

If you are visiting the Philippines and happened to be in Manila maybe you're feeling a little homesick we have just the cure for you. Take a taxi and tell the driver to drop you off at the Mall of Asia. You will feel like you are back in the good old USA.
The Mall of Asia is the second largest mall in the Philippines and the third largest shopping mall in Asia. It covers an area of 42 acres the average daily foot traffic is about 200,000 people.

The mall includes branches of all the standard stores that you would find in any supermall. Many American companies such as Mc Donalds the Gap and even Victoria's Secret are located in the Mall of Asia if that doesn't cure your homesick nothing will. The Jolly bee the Philippine version of McDonnell and also Yellow Cab Pizza can be found there these are unique little restaurants that I'm sure you will enjoy I know I did.

This mall also has an IMAX theatre which has one of the world's biggest screens. There is also six regular movie theaters like you would find in the United States. Also located in the mall is an Olympic size skating rink which can accommodate recreational skaters and also where ice hockey is played. There is also an open air music Hall that faces the sea for your enjoyment.

So don't just sit around your hotel room watching television pay a visit to the Mall of Asia there are so many activities it will take a lease a couple of days to enjoy them all.