The Best Place to Kayak in the Southern French Alps

Summer is here! And if you’re traveling to the South of France, we just can’t think of a better way to experience the beauty than paddling across a breathtaking river in a Kayak or Canoe. The Southern French Alps is better known for it’s white water rapids, rafting and kayaking but it is also home to two spectacular lakes which are lake kayaking paradise. #Wanderlust  #travelblogger

For more information on this amazing adventure, read the below article from Travel Companions.

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Beautiful US Beaches To Escape To, Even Though Its Not Summer!

Not ready to give up going to the beach? Why should you! Winter is obviously just around the corner. But if you’re like us, going to the beach isn’t just awesome in the Summer months. Have you seen the majestic beauty of your favorite beach covered in a blanket of snow in the #Winter? Or have you ever taken your loved ones or even just by yourself (guilty) to the beach on a beautiful #Autumn evening and sat watching the sunset wrapped up in a cozy blanket? Id give it a try because it really can be a magical experience. Here is a list of a few Beaches for your pleasure and hopefully one is near you. But if not adventure out to your favorite beach, either in the Summer, Spring, Winter or Fall!

#travel #favoriteplace

10 Most Beautiful US Beaches To Escape To

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Spooky Ghost Towns To Explore

We all have  a bit of curiosity / interest in Haunted Houses. Some of us more than others… yep, thats me…. and if you are anything like us, you will want to go and visit all of them anyway. But how about whole towns? Thats right, the ENTIRE town! From the UK to Taiwan to California to Pennsylvania, if you search, you will find. Some of these places are burdened with a tragic history, making it look eerie along with a haunting feeling or even paranormal activity.  Some places are overgrown over years of abandonment, others are well kept. There are thousands of places to explore, all over the world!

So here’s a small sample of the spooky abandoned Towns we came across in an Article: https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/09/29/seven-ghost-towns-theyre-abandoned

And since its October and Halloween is just a few weeks away, I hope you enjoy reading this small tidbit! BOO!

 

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20 Tips To Make International Holiday Travel Easy

Are you planning a trip out of the Country for the Holidays this year? We all think to visit family and friends out of town or to simply get away while you have a few extra days off. Let us give you some forethought and preparation to help you stay safe, healthy, and sane on your way. Traveling abroad and being in a strange place can be a bit intimidating, and to add to the stress, traveling over the Holidays! You just cant plan for everything, but keeping a few important things in mind will make your travels much easier, like keeping a list of your medications in your wallet, in case they get misplaced also, make copies of your ID, Passports, ect.

To read more about International Holiday Travel and how to prepare for your trip, see the link below:

Happy Travels!

http://www.readersdigest.ca/travel/travel-tips/20-tips-safe-holiday-travel/

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HostelTraveler.com Weighs In on Fair Practices for OTAs

HostelTraveler.com, operated by Instant World Booking, has reviewed the Sydney Declaration.  Following a meeting of a group of leading youth travel accommodation providers and associations at WYSTC 2013, a position statement was agreed upon regarding online distribution practices.

HostelTraveler.com represents a significant share of hosteling OTA volume worldwide, and is the only top 5 hostel OTA based in the United States. From that vantage point, HostelTraveler.com has a fairly unique view on the issues set forth.

For more information on the Sydney Declaration, see: Sydney Declaration

Based on our review, HostelTraveler.com supports the intent of the Sydney Declaration. In fact, we are pleased to disclose that at least 80% of the Declaration is already in force within HostelTraveler.com’s terms and conditions, and have been so since the inception of the company. The management of our company decries the practice of requiring rate or availability parity, and have never done so ourselves. Our principles are founded on the basis that flexible service to our hostel partners is the best way to serve the needs of the industry.

We congratulate the WYSE Travel Confederation on their work so far, and will continue to follow it’s progress.


Florida Horse Country Getaways

If you are drawn by the allure of Horse Country, but don’t count yourself among Ocala’s thoroughbred owners, head to Young’s Paso Fino Ranch at 8075 W. County Road 326. The ranch is perfect for people who don’t know the difference between a saddle and a spur.

Trail rides run about $35; tours and demonstrations also are available. (352) 867-5305).

Other spots to ride include:

• JNB Horse Haven Farm on C.R. 42, near the intersection with C.R. 452, between Weirsdale and Aftoona. (352) T53-4756.

• New England Shire Centre, 4877 S.W.134th Terrace, Ocala. Farm tours available.

• North Star Acres, 9950 S.E.125th Court, Dunnellon. (352) 489-9848. If you prefer to leave the reins in experienced hands, check out the Florida Carriage Museum and Resort in Weirsdale, south of Ocala.

Take a carriage ride or explore 150 historic European and American carriages, including one owned by Franz Joseph, and a horse-drawn fire engine (www.fcmr.org)

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IWB Channel Manager now connects to LateRooms.com

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