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Galapagos Tour – Extreme Adventure Is Waiting for You

Travelers of all age groups who’ve a serious feel for nature, adventure and outdoor tours should consider a visit to the Galapagos Islands. Positioned in the Pacific Ocean, the Galapagos Islands are one part of the globe that has remained practically untouched by human beings. There’re thirteen foremost isles and only five are occupied. They boast unbelievable wildlife, diverse landscapes, stunning views, and natural splendor. They’re possibly the most renowned for the early visits by Charles Darwin ultimately formed what you know to be the Theory of Evolution following being encouraged by the local wildlife.

There’re several different means to experience the best of Galapagos Islands Tours. Different cruise packages available range from luxurious to economical depends on your tour budget. Tourists first arrive in Ecuador by flight and are shipped to the islets from Quito. Only a single checked bag and 1 carry bag is permitted on the journey to the islets. Because the isles are so close to the equator, the mainstream of your clothes should be light and weather appropriate. The weather in the islets is always pleasing so the climate isn’t essentially a factor in picking the greatest time to tour. However, the off-season from the month of April to May and September to October can offer discounted prices and special deals because sightseeing is reduced throughout those periods. If you are thinking to tour during any other period, plan to book your cruise boats in much advance.

Relying on the tour organization you pick to cruise with, there will be several activities the entire family can occupy in. touring the islet itself is an experience for everybody. There’re several rare species, particularly the lizards, dwelling on the islets that can’t be found anywhere else. There’re eleven diverse classes of giant tortoises, which’s interprets to galapago in Spanish. There’s a huge range of birds and sea lions to see, snorkeling sites to discover, volcanoes to explore, red sandy sea sides to get pleasure from.

Planning a tour to the Galapagos Islands will need a good amount of research to find the best vacation package for your family. There’re many websites that promote the cruise packages and info regarding touring to the islets.

Things To Prepare For Travel In Mexico

Travel and vacation is one of the most unforgettable moments of our life especially if we do it together with our loved ones. However sometimes, we often find ourselves in mazes on where we can go for travel and vacation that can give us unforgettable and at the same time will not hurt our budget.

I am giving you one place where you can enjoy together with your loved ones– why not try travel Mexico? Mexico is a country in Latin America that offers lots of spots for tour and travel, romantic beach vacation, family beach vacations, vacation beach rentals.

Here are some tips in travelling to Mexico:

Preparation is the key to your safety when travelling Mexico. You should start your vacation with a careful and well thought-out plan. Your travel plan should include your budget, where you will be staying, as well as essential information and contact numbers in case emergency arises.

You should have undergone your immunizations before leaving the country and follow all safety precautions while in Mexico. You should also register with the United States Embassy and make sure that you provide a copy of your itinerary with a family member, close friend, co-worker, or neighbor.
You may also need to consider registering with the United States Travel Registration, for more convenience. This can easily be done online. This is a significant precaution to take. It helps to notify the United States Government that you are departing the country. By taking necessary precautions and planning your trip efficiently, you can ensure that your travel and vacation will be what you expected, it will also help to eliminate the chances of a problem occurring.
Staying up to date on present events in Mexico is very essential to timing your trip. You should start watching the news and plan your trip based on what you see. If there are internal conflicts within the Mexican government, you may want to delay your trip for a specific period time.

The value of your passport cannot be overlooked. There are lots of places where your passport, along with other forms of identification will be required. You should make copies of your passport and your tickets and leave them with a close friend or relative. In addition to your passport, you will also need to have other proper forms of identification. This identification usually is picture identification.

The above mention tips and precautions are just a few of the many things to consider in traveling that can help you have the perfect vacation in Mexico. Properly preparing for your travel is the best way to prevent unnecessary problems from arising.

Adventure tours in Dharamsala

McLeodganj is Dharamsala’s traveler city. This is the seat of His Holiness the “Dalai Lama”. The Namgyal shelter is based here and there is a significant Tibetan bunch. McLeodganj moreover holds a British common flavour that does a reversal to the nineteenth Century. Due to its tremendous people of Tibetans and Tibet society, it’s moreover called and known as “The Little Lhasa”.

The vivid sanctuary and Gompas, which mirror the way of life of Tibet, includes fascination for the guest. The Kangra exhibition hall gives an outline of the rich past of the district and then again foundations have been set up to safeguard the Tibetan workmanship, societies and customs.

Expert Elgin, the British Viceroy of India (1862-63) went gaga for the typical greatness of Dharamsala in perspective of its closeness with Scotland, his home in England. Expert Elgin kicked the basin in 1863 while on a visit. He now lies made in the entombment progress of St. John’s Church-in-Wilderness which stays in a comfortable pine timberland between McLeod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj. A Legend has it that Lord Elgin adored Dharamsala so much that he had sent a recommendation to the British ruler to make Dharamsala the midyear capital of India. In any case, the recommendation was slighted. By 1904, Forsyth Ganj and McLeod Ganj had wound up operational centre points of trade , business and power work of Kangra District, But on April 4,1905, as a result of a genuine tremor, whole of the region was smashed. Terrified at the massive obliteration, the British government decided to move the area headquarter work environments to the lower compasses of urge.

Until India accomplished autonomy from Britain on 15 Aug 1947 McLeod Ganj and Forsyth Ganj kept on serving as wellbeing resorts and resting spots for the British Rulers. Yet, this changed when the management of India chose to concede political refuge to the fourteenth Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatsho, in 1959. In 1960, he was permitted to make McLeod Ganj his base camp. After his landing, exchange, trade and tourism got over again. Since with the Dalai Lama came a large number of Tibetan outcasts, who step by step settled in McLeod Ganj. Amid the most recent three decapod, The Tibetans have combined numerous religious, instructive and social establishments in and around McLeod Ganj, which has helped in conservancy of their way of life. This has been a sharp territory of cheerfulness for the individuals around the globe and accordingly they run at Dharamsala at different times.

Vietnam Tour Have Something For Everyone

Surprising though it may seem too many, Vietnam is establishing a great reputation as a luxury travel destination. So wonderful, Vietnam is exceptional with numerous diverse scenic and splendid landscapes. As magic, some of them are quite similar to other attractions in the world. When it comes to visiting Vietnam, there are several exotic locations and several exciting activities that must be carried out for an unforgettable experience.

Vietnam is one of the most special countries that are ever worth your visit in Asia. In Vietnam, you can find anything from pristine beaches to spectacular mountains, from colonial old charms to the fresh hill stations and from friendly people to the unforgettable cultural interactions. The travel around Vietnam is your best choice if you want to experience the totality of Vietnam: the land, the people, the culture, and the history. To trace the path of the founding of Vietnam, you have to Visit: Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Saigon and Mekong River Delta etc.

Vietnam vacations introduce visitors to a landscape that echoes with ancient wonders and the French colonial influence. Vietnam Tour is the showcase of finest luxury tours from each category; this tour offers you the highest standards with the very best of experiences, making this luxury in every way. There are many options of sites for one to go see when on a tour. In Northern Vietnam, Halong Bay is a must-see destination, while Sapa brings you an authentic feeling of mountainous life. In Central Vietnam, Hue, Hoi An and their attractions deserves a longer stay where you will enjoy sandy beach, royal relics and best walking tour. In the South, you should not miss an experience by Mekong Delta either by bike or by boat. There are a lot to see, many things to enjoy for a trip from Ho Chi Minh to this verdant land.

If you would prefer to create your own itinerary, WELCOME VIETNAM TOURS will be more than happy to assist you in putting together the perfect journey that best suits your schedule and interests. Each tour has been handpicked by one our Travel Experts who have great experiences in Vietnam and are able to listen to both your popular and high-end requests then give you the most suitable advices for luxury hotels and luxury service during your trip. We are confident that your visit to Vietnam will be memorable and look forward to assisting you customize your dream vacation.

Vietnam is one of the most special countries that are ever worth your visit in Asia. When it comes to start a Vietnam tour, this country is to give you the ultimate enjoyment that must be carried out for a once in a lifetime experience.

An Art Focused Student Trip to New York City

Desmond Cormier is an art teacher at the Buford Middle School in Charlottesville, Virginia. He has taught at the school for 16 years. Cormier lives at a nearby farmstead with his wife, Virginia, a sheep farmer. He became an educator after many years in an entirely different profession. “My first career was a commercial deep sea diver and I was also involved in the offshore drilling industry for 17 years,” says Cormier. Thanks to the demands of his first profession, he has traveled all over the world.

Now Cormier believes his art students should gain exposure to the world through travel at an early age. Each year, Cormier organizes a student trip to New York City and invites students to take a deeper look at ‘the city that never sleeps.’

“When I was young, I toured all over the world,” says Cormier, “I think it’s a valuable experience to bring these students to New York City and let them see the world through their own eyes,” he added. Basically, Cormier attempts to schedule a class trip to New York City for those interested in taking a long weekend. Student trips to New York City took place in 2013 & 2014. In 2015, Cormier says he couldn’t get the number of students needed to travel, yet he’s planning to travel again with his students over the long term.

While on tour of New York City, students visit world famous art museums, such as the Guggenheim Museum and the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), as well as the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Cormier says this is an excellent opportunity to take in some masterpieces. “Students see these famous works of art in real life. These artistic treasures are totally different in a museum, in their original form,” he observed.

Touring such large museums may be a daunting endeavor for a teacher and his class. Cormier says “The Metropolitan Museum of Art was overwhelming and MOMA is such large museum it is hard to take it all in.” However, the Guggenheim Museum’s set-up is perfect, because, students have to go from the top down to the bottom. “The way the museum is designed, they have to see the entire collection and exhibitions,” commented Cormier.

In addition to touring art museums as a complement to their studies, students also immerse themselves in the New York City experience. Here there are exposed to the diversity of the U.S. population, by visiting immigrant neighborhoods, and experiencing a lively artistic culture as well as global cuisine choices. “We had dinner in Times Square and the kids loved the excitement of it all. It was Saturday night,” said Cormier. The student group also visited Chinatown, toured the New York Harbor, and saw the Empire State Building, among other sites.

After touring the world, Cormier eventually returned to Charlottesville, Virginia, because it’s home to him. “My wife loves sheep farming. I love Charlottesville, because I am an alumni of University of Virginia and it’s my hometown.” His daughter lives in Charlottesville with his three grandchildren and Cormier also has a son in San Francisco. His views about becoming a well-rounded artist include the incorporation of travel, consideration of great artistic works, and exposure to different cultures, cuisines, architecture and social customs.

Why you should start working out – immediately!

Exercising has almost become like a trend. Almost everyone does it these days and they all love it. It is definitely a lot of hard work, takes up a lot of time and effort, a lot of sacrifices, aching body, etc, then why do it? Some people cannot function well without their daily dose of exercise, whether it is working out at the gym, running, yoga or sports. It is as if they have found their elixir. What is it that is so motivating about it?

The answer is simple. It just makes them feel good. It’s true, it is basically all about feeling good and looking good. The commitment to exercise can affect a person’s life for good. Here are some of the top reasons why you should get exercising. For more expert advice, meet our professionals at Fitness19.

Because it makes you happy

Yes, it literally makes you happy. You will feel great and fresh and refreshed after a workout. Studies have shown the direct relationship exercise has to the release of feel good hormones like serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine in the hippocampus. This shows that exercising can directly help manage depression.

Because it makes your life easier

Making your life more manageable requires you to be stronger, happier, leaner, more active and fit physically and mentally. Your capabilities increases with training. You do a little something more every day, whether it is lifting something heavier or running a little faster. You get stronger every day. Once you have a body that gets capable of something more every day, your life gets more manageable every day.

Because it makes you a winner

When you achieve goals in your gym or your training room, it helps you set goals and achieve them outside too. Winners are not born with it. Winning is a learned trait. People who have it reinforced in their minds the idea that they will get what they set their minds at and tirelessly work towards getting it done, will eventually end up in a positive result. Every day you set goals at your gym and you get small victories on a daily basis. This will improve your mindset and eventually define your life. You will get good at winning anything!

Because you love your family and friends

Yes it is true. You might think it is selfishness, but it is not. The people who you are close to deserve you at your best. They rely on your love, happiness and energy. Your best version is that of an energetic, constantly challenged and happy person. You will get to be all these when you exercise.

Because you can

You might consider exercise to be a tiring chore and do it unwillingly initially. But, consider this, your body is healthy and fast and is able to make you happy by looking and feeling better, it truly is a work of art. You have amazing body muscles and beautiful and strong limbs, strong heart and brain that encourage you to go on. You celebrate your body by working out.

Top Reasons to Have Los Angeles Top on Your Holiday Bucket List

Thinking of visiting the US anytime soon? Here are some great reasons why Los Angeles should be top on your list of places to visit.

As a citizen of a country covered in the Visa Waiver Programme you must include application for ESTA in your planning. You won’t be allowed to board your US flight without it! This is sometimes forgotten in the excitement so make sure you get it sorted.


Los Angeles, California, USA downtown cityscape.

Los Angeles, California, USA downtown cityscape.


Los Angeles is renowned for its diverse population so it’s little wonder that it is a food lover’s paradise. You will find distinct communities with their own restaurants scenes. These include Thai, Armenian, Chinese, Korean and Ethiopian scenes.  One reason why the food scene here is highly regarded is the city’s access to high-quality produce, provided by the farmer’s market all year round. You are sure to enjoy tasty meals created from this fresh produce.


Beverly Hills is one of the top places to visit for any shopping addict heading to the US.  Whilst in Beverly Hills, find your way down to Rodeo Drive, as it is the heart of this shopping district. Pick of the bunch among the stores here is the Prada store designed by Rem Koolhaus. It has no formal storefront as it is open 50 feet in length. You can also find Chanel, Armani, and Louis Vuitton here, as well as other internationally-renowned luxury brands.  Do you prefer shopping at large department stores? Walk down to Wilshire Boulevard and shop at Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue and Barney’s New York.

Sun, Pristine Beaches and Surfing

Los Angeles has 33 public beaches running along its 75 mile coastline. It is a delight for any beach lover.  Some of the beaches, like Santa Monica, feature their own piers, loaded with amusement rides and games.  The Lobster Restaurant in Santa Monica offers exquisite meals while you enjoy the waves. You can shop at the Third Street Promenade a few metres away.

Are you a hard core surfer? Head to Point Dume close to Zuma beach up north in Malibu. The beach is windy with rough waves. The clean waters are also picturesque and ideal for dolphin watching.  One thing though, you may want to look elsewhere during the summer months as it is can get very crowded during this time.


Hollywood is the biggest reason that Los Angeles is regarded as the Entertainment Capital of the World. Tourists are drawn from all over the world to Hollywood Boulevard and Tinsel Town.  Top places to visit include Grauman’s Chinese Theatre, which has been around since 1927, and the Hollywood Highland Centre. The Hollywood Highland Centre hosts the Academy Awards every year.


Los Angeles is the entertainment industry’s company town, so it is therefore reasonably common to run into your favourite TV and Music stars if you know where to go. Stick around Robertson Boulevard for a couple of hours and you are sure to find one. Little wonder it is a hotspot for Paparazzi. Shops they frequent include Kitson and Intermix, so you may run into the stars while shopping; as long as the shop doesn’t close to the public prior to their arrival!

These are some of the top reasons that you should have Los Angeles high on your list if you are thinking of a US holiday. But remember before you travel make sure you get your ESTA sorted. You can apply online at sites like Happy travelling!

Summer Sights to be Seen in Sedona

The American Southwest is rarely mentioned as an ideal vacation destination during the summer months, and Arizona has an especially poor reputation with its high temperatures. However, there is a lovely place in the state that stays lively and much cooler than the rest – Sedona. Mountains surround Sedona, Arizona, protecting it from much of the heat that makes other areas of the state much warmer. With national parks, festivals, and events throughout the summer months, Sedona is an excellent choice for a getaway spot. Here are seven things to see in Sedona during the summer months.

1. Sedona offers miles and miles of beautiful trails for hiking and biking that are suitable for explorers of all skill levels. There are flat trails that wind their way around the foot of hills, offering spectacular views of the landscape and rock formations that make up the Sedona desert – perfect for those with younger families. There are also more difficult treks that climb up from the bottoms of canyons or reach the tops of the rocks, where hikers can enjoy the sprawling vistas beneath their feet; giving the teenager and thrill seekers in the family all the excitement desired! These aren’t just for human feet! Many of these trails are pet friendly, so bring your energetic dog along for the walk.

2. The Sedona Hummingbird Festival is truly a sight to behold. Held this year from July 31 to August 2 when the population of hummingbirds is the highest and most diverse, these three days are always filled to the brim with free exhibits and special garden tours or breakfast with these colorful little birds. But hurry, tickets for special engagements go quickly:

3. The artistic soul of Sedona thrives vibrantly in galleries, shops, and squares peppered throughout the town. Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village offers frequent events, shows, and celebrations throughout the year, and summer is no exception. Also, the first Friday of each month, from 5:00pm until 8:00pm, the Sedona Gallery Association puts together a showcase to highlight artists, special exhibits, and events for locals and visitors alike – a great way to experience three of Sedona’s biggest art locations – Tlaquepaque, Hillside Sedona, and Uptown Sedona. So come and see talent and creativity can flourish in the beautiful desert. First Fridays are free and they include opening receptions. Ride the trolley for free between venues!

4. Don’t leave the kids out! There are many state and national parks located close to Arizona, but the one with the biggest draw during the summer months is Slide Rock State Park. It was named one of the top ten state parks in the country just last year! The smooth, slippery natural waterslide that ends in a swimming hole is a fun and cooling way to spend a day with the family. Red Rock State Park also has activities for the kiddos with Ranger programs, guided nature walks, and special guest speakers or presentations. One area not to be missed is The Crescent Moon Ranch Picnic Area at Red Rock Crossing. There’s fishing, swimming, and lots of fun just wading in the creek; as well as a great picnic area and beautiful scenery to photograph.

5. If history and culture are more interesting than hiking and festivals, there are plenty of places where hours can be spent learning about the history of the Southwest. Sedona has a Heritage Museum with exhibits featuring art from across the region and educational exhibits about everyday life in the town from the nineteenth century until present day. Sedona is also the location of two Indian ruin sites – the Palatki and Honanki Heritage sites. Take time to see Montezuma Castle and Well, a National Monument about 30 minutes from Sedona. The walks involved in any of these cultural experiences are minimal, making them an excellent way to spend a day without working too hard!

6. Sedona is also known as a peaceful and rejuvenating place, a spectacular and powerful place – attracting mediums, meditation experts, and many others. Some visitors come for a life-changing experience, rejuvenation of the spirit, or an energy specific vortex visit. Sedona offers numerous spiritual retreats, healing experiences, and psychic readings to choose from. If a life-changing or more spiritual experience is of interest, there are many retreats hosted throughout the year or energy vortex visits and tours visitors to choose between.

7. Of course, what kind of visit to Arizona, the “Grand Canyon State,” would be complete without a trip to the Grand Canyon itself? Sedona is located less than two hours away from one of the seven natural wonders of the world – there are many day tours offered that begin in Sedona, or visitors can drive themselves the short way up to the national park to enjoy the truly stunning views of the Grand Canyon and some of the walks around the rim. (Leashed pets are allowed on trails above the rim).

Of course, these are not the only ways to spend your summer days in Sedona. There are wine tours, jeep excursions, horseback riding, golf, shopping, and plenty of other things to fill up the day when you come and visit. One question remaining is where to stay while you experience all of them? El Portal Sedona Hotel is truly the place to stay – pet friendly, and located just steps away from Tlaquepaque Square and the heart of the town. El Portal offers a unique lodging experience. It isn’t a typical bed and breakfast, nor is it your big resort. It is a twelve-suite boutique hotel offering unpretentious luxury. Each suite is distinctively decorated, includes a private entrance, patio, fireplace, whirlpool bath and Wi-Fi; featherweight cashmere blankets, luxury Egyptian cotton sheets, bath towels, premium down pillows and comforters for the ultimate in restful comfort. El Portal offers pet friendly Sedona accommodations with fenced pet patios, and no pet fees, making it an ideal place to put your feet up at the end of a long day of exploring.

About El Portal Sedona:
El Portal Sedona Hotel is a boutique hotel with 12 amenity-filled suites. Unpretentious luxury resonates from this meticulously and accurately created “hacienda.” With a romantic courtyard and beautiful great room, guests can enjoy the serene, ageless spirit of Sedona. It is a pet-friendly hotel, a AAA Four Diamond Hotel, voted one of America’s Best Pet-Friendly Hotels by Coñde Nast Travelers Readers (2015), and Best Pet Friendly Hotel in the USA by USA Today and (2013). El Portal offers guests personalized concierge services for the Sedona area to enjoy, explore and discover Sedona.

A beautiful location for visiting sightseeing and a perfect day out – Mandi , Rivalsar

Mandi-Sweeter than salt

Mandi is situated in the centre of Himachal Pradesh(India) .The region is completely hilly except ‘Balh’ area in Sundernagar and Chauntra in Jogindernagar. Mandi is also known as Choti Kashi or Varanasi of hills and Kashi of Himachal Pradesh. People of Mandi proudly boast that while Benaras has 80 temples, Mandi has 81.It is widely Known for the International Mandi Shivratri Fair. Mandi was founded by Bahu Sen . It has many famous hill ranges like Ghogar Dhar, Sikandar Dhar, and Vairkot Dhar.

Dhar Vairkot:   It starts from Rewalsar and extends towards Suket. Some of its branches join Hamirpur with Sikandar Dhar.

Ghogar Dhar:    It has mines of natural Salt in gumma and Darang. The whole range is covered by forests.

District Mandi has many lakes important from tourist and religious point of view.

Prasher:    A fair is held here every year in month of June.It is a perfect place for picnics and group Parties .the small ground between the lake gives the feeling of heaven. The name of this place has been derived from the rishi Prashar. The scenery of this place is heart charming.

Rewalsar:          It is famous for housing the second largest statue in India. It has become a religious capital for people of different religions .There are temples, Monasteries, and Gurudwaras .There is a Statue of Padamsambhava whom the Buddhists worship and also it is said that the 10th Sikh Guru “Guru Govind Singh “also stayed in Rewalsar.

Kamrunag:        Every Year a three days fair is held at this place in month of june.pilgrims make various offerings including coins, Gold and Silver ornaments in the lake.Festivals and culture:The rewalsar Lake is a pious place for Hindu’s, Buddhists and Sikhs. The place is holy for Sikhs because the 10th sikhh Guru ‘Govind Singh Ji’s’ relation to this place. It is a holy place for Hindu’s because of rishi Lomesh.

And for Buddhists .it has a very special place. Tibetans have a belief that The Padamsambhava and his wife spirits are floating in this place. On Padmasambhavas’s birthday the famous chechsu fair is also celebrated here. A big festival is also celebrated on the day of Vaisakhi.

Some other must visit places of mandi.


Shyamli Temple

Trilok Nath Temple

Bhunath Temple

Panchkvaktra Temple

Mahamritunjya Temple

Bhima Kaali Temple

Mahunag temple

Shikari Devi Temple


Barot:         It is a picnic spot and tourist place in Mandi. Barot is also famous as the gateway to the Nagru wildlife sanctuary .the sanctuary is house to monal, black bear, and ghoral .There are two beautiful rivers which give life to the whole place and add to its natural beauty.

This place is famous for water sports, trekking, Rock-climbing and camping.

Sundernagar is a quiet and peaceful place. There are many scenic beauties like sunset across the lake, valley view from the road. Shukdev-vatika is also a major tourist attraction. Hateshwari temple is situated at baggi road. Pandavas can be traced to this famous temple.


80 km away from mandi it is a very poular for adventure sport activities like trekking, night safari etc.


It is popularly known as the city of powerhouses. It is the only town in Asia to have three hydro-electric powerhouses.Haulage-way Trolley, that goes from 4300 ft to upto 8,000 ft using cable wires and runs on a railway track . Winch camp, the highest hill station of Jogindernagar is at 2400 meters. At Bir- Billing are many Buddhist monasteries. Shanan powerhouse built in 1932 was one of the first powerhouses built in india. Pandoh Dam is a panoramic setting for the traveller.

when you plan for holidays in himachal please dont forget Mandi , kullu manali.

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Use Your Vacation Days in Sedona for a Better You

It’s common knowledge that employees in the United States are some of the hardest working in the world, but there are times when that isn’t such a good thing. Americans accumulate more than four hundred million unused vacation days every single year, which adds up to a 224 billion dollar vacation liability for their companies. This number is more than twenty-four times the annual revenue of the National Football League and almost half the size of the Gross State Product of half of the states in the country. Even though the number does not include sick leave or personal time, it has still managed to grow by over 65 billion in the last year alone. These liabilities average out to about 1,800 dollars per employee that the company must pay out when an employee leaves their service. It seems unlikely that these numbers are going to go anywhere but up; according to the Time Off Project started by the US Travel Association, Americans are taking less time off than ever before.

Employers aren’t the only ones losing with this system of long hours and “always on” work schedules. Employees who don’t take the time to take care of themselves often see health and productivity decline as they continue to grind away at the office with no break in sight. It can often be difficult to take that time – there’s always the possibility that a boss or a coworker might call and interrupt a trip – but that is not reason enough to pass on paid time off. Taking vacation days provides a boost of happiness and wellbeing that stays with employees when they return to the office.

Taking vacations also provides workers with a chance to remember how to relax, which in turn gives them a chance to develop resilience in the work place. Taking time off renews the neural connections in the brain that produce feelings of calm and peace, according to clinical psychiatrist Deborah Mulhern. Taking the body out of a stressful environment gives it a chance to restore and makes it easier to return to that environment and function in it. People who are worried about losing an edge in the office shouldn’t be so concerned either. There is no evidence of a link between putting in more time at the office and getting a pay raise or bonus. In fact, employees who left eleven to fifteen days of paid time off unused last year are ctually less likely (6.5%) to have received a raise or bonus in the past three years than those who used all of their paid time off.

Taking time away from work to rest and rejuvenate is a great idea for both economic and health reasons, and there’s no need to go across the Atlantic or Pacific to find those benefits. There are many places here in the United States to vacation where it would be impossible to hold on to stress. For instance, the American Southwest is known for its beautiful weather, gorgeous natural spaces, and an eclectic mix of traditional and modern. In Sedona, Arizona, vacationers can access incredible state and national parks like the Grand Canyon and miles of hiking trails where walks through nature can help shed off office worries and anxieties. There are museums and cultural sites to see as well, including Native American ruins from hundreds of years ago that are incredibly well preserved for visitors to experience. Sedona is also becoming increasingly known for its vineyards, art galleries, and shopping – there’s no need to travel far abroad for these experiences!

Of course, a vacation can be made or broken by what accommodations are booked, but visitors to Sedona need look no further than El Portal Sedona Hotel. El Portal is a luxury boutique hotel that offers quiet privacy, a central location, and top-line amenities to their guests. With only twelve suites, El Portal is personal and welcoming to both humans and their pets as one of the best pet friendly hotels in the nation. Each room may include such features as an adobe corner fireplace or a river rock stone fireplace, French doors, hand-painted detailing, stained glass, high beamed ceilings and arched windows. The pet friendly hotel offers a unique and beautiful atmosphere that makes it easy to relax away from the office and make the most of those paid vacations days.

About El Portal Sedona Hotel

El Portal Sedona Hotel is a boutique hotel with 12 amenity-filled suites. Unpretentious luxury resonates from this meticulously and accurately created “hacienda.” With a romantic courtyard and beautiful great room, guests can enjoy the serene, ageless spirit of Sedona. It is a pet-friendly hotel, a AAA Four Diamond Hotel, voted one of America’s Best Pet-Friendly Hotels by Coñde Nast Travelers Readers (2015), and Best Pet Friendly Hotel in the USA by USA Today and (2013). El Portal offers guests personalized concierge services for the Sedona area to enjoy, explore and discover Sedona.

Ideal Time of Day to Fly Grand Canyon National Park Choppers

The most fun and exciting tour you can take of the Grand Canyon is one that goes by helicopter. Tour helicopters hover over many of the main landmarks at the canyon, and they can also fly down to the canyon floor. It’s truly an amazing experience, but it is even more so when you fly at the right time of the day.

These tours lift off from airfields in Vegas, and from the Grand Canyon Airport, which is located in Tusayan, Arizona. The Las Vegas helicopters only fly to the West Rim, while the Tusayan helicopters only tour the South Rim. There aren’t any Grand Canyon choppers that fly between the two rims, but travelers coming from Vegas can catch a 45-minute plane ride to the South Rim and to a heli tour that way.

Air-Only Tours

Some of these Grand Canyon flights are air-only tours, and they are ideal if you don’t have much time to spend touring the canyon. These Canyon air tours last about three hours from start to finish. But, if you can swing it, I recommend landing tours because you’ll see the canyon from the ground as well as from the air.

Mornings are the best times for Grand Canyon helicopter tours, and the earlier the better. With that in mind, try to find a tour that departs between 7am and noon. If you’ll be flying out of Vegas, you’ll need to check in at least 90 minutes before your flight takes off. The ones that lift off from the Grand Canyon Airport require you to check in 30 minutes ahead of departure time.

Morning helicopter tours are best for several reasons. The air is less turbulent in the morning since the sun hasn’t had time to heat the air as much, and this means your flight will be much smoother. Also, afternoon flights are more likely to be canceled or delayed due to thunderstorms that often develop later in the day.

Better Visibility

The views are clearer during early morning hours too, particularly in the summer when wildfires create smoke and haze. Afternoon fires put out so much smoke that it’s more difficult to see clearly. Also, dust builds up in the air as the day goes on and this makes the air hazy. On the other hand, that haze comes in handy during the sunset tours because it makes the sky and canyon walls more colorful.

If you will take a landing tour that takes you to the canyon floor, then you don’t want to book the earliest tours. It will still be pretty dark at the bottom of the canyon, especially during the winter months. However, a flight that leaves at 8 am or a little later would be idea.

Another thing to remember is to dress for the climate. For summer tours I suggest wearing lightweight pants or shorts, a long-sleeved shirt, a hat, sunglasses, and running shoes or hiking boots. Adding a medium-weight jacket, gloves and a warm hat works well for winter tours, although you should wear pants instead of shorts. No matter what season you visit the Grand Canyon, you should take along sun block, water, and salty snacks.

Book in Advance

The morning flights are very popular and they fill up fast, so you need to book your tour in advance. Shopping for your tour early allows you to choose from a wider selection of tour types and times, and even better, you can save money on your tour if you buy it online. Don’t put off booking a tour until the last minute. Booking your tour in Vegas or at the canyon is the worst thing you could do because you’ll almost always pay more than necessary.

Tom Mower Sr. Cheif Scientist and Owner of Sisel International Travels North America to Promote the Sisel Opportunity

I am so excited to share with you an opportunity for you to hear Tom Mower Sr. speak in person. He will be traveling North America to share his knowledge and passion for the Network Marketer.

My husband Mark and I are Master distributors for Tom Mower and his Worldwide company Sisel international. Tom, along with his son Tom Jr., founded Sisel International in 2006. Sisel launched in Japan and in just over two years the company has already grown into a one hundred million dollar company and will quickly grow into a billion dollar company. Sisel has just opened for business here in North America and we had the opportunity to fly to Utah and meet Tom Mower and tour his manufacturing facility. At that time we could see how passionate and sincere Tom and his son Tom Jr. are about this company, the sisel products, and the opportunity here in North America.

Tom is 100% debt free and has been since 1974 and created Sisel International which also is 100% Debt free. Tom Mower wants to change the reputation currently within the MLM Industry that is why he created a safe place for network marketing professionals like you and us to land.

Imagine a billionaire with such a passion for the industry he invested one hundred fifty million dollars of his own money to build a state of the art manufacturing facility that just happens to be the largest manufacturing facility west of the Mississippi. This alone allows Tom the ability to save 400% on the manufacturing costs and gives him the ability to purchase the best organic, natural ingredients in the world that he used to produce the Sisel product line.

This is what solidified the deal and confirmed our decision to become master distributors for Sisel International. Tom Sr. is the chief scientist and personally has played a roll in the development of all the Sisel products. He knows everything there is to know about each and every one of his non-harmful and superior quality products.

Toms passion for science, love for the green industry, and desire to create a safe place for professionals’ to land inspired him to invest in the future for all of us and that is why my husband Mark and I are part of Sisel!

Tom’s mission is to create a “Healthier, Wealthier and Happier” future for everyone who becomes involved regardless if you purchase products or join the business. I invite each and every one of you to invite family, friends, and business associates to come meet Tom. This opportunity is unsurpassed in this industry with the best compensation plan I have ever seen in the multi level marketing industry.

Remember Sisel International has no debt; failure is not an option because they are starting on top. This is an opportunity you do not want to miss, come hear from Tom Moyer Sr. in person allowing you to make an educated decision if this is for you. We hope to see you soon in an area near you.

What To Consider When You Search For Airport Shuttle Service ?

There are times when you need to find the best airport shuttle services that would help you to get the right amount of satisfaction. You have to make the best attempt to find a reliable one that would make it possible to make you feel glad of your choice. If you are able to find the ultimate one for you, it would surely help you to get the right amount of satisfaction where you do not have to get worried at all. If you have any doubts then you have to make sure of contacting them so that you can get clear off all your queries in the perfect way. So you can remain yourself on a much better and safer side when you manage to find the right one for you. If you manage to follow some important steps then this would help you a lot to get the right amount of fulfillment without any worry.

Check their services: You need to ensure that maximum good steps are taken to find the best service provider that would not make you get dissatisfied at all. If you seem to have any query then you need to get it cleared. This would help you to stay yourself on a much profitable side and would also help you to satisfy your requirement in the best way.

Enjoy the best and affordable rates: It would be possible for you to enjoy the maximum good satisfaction when you manage to get the perfect and reputed shuttle services that would not make you burn a hole in your pocket at all. So you have to ensure that right efforts are taken to find the ultimate one that would make your journey the most comfortable one.

Book your travel online: You have to make sure that right amount of efforts are taken to find as to whether you can book for your airport transfer Paris online. This would greatly help you to save your money and time that would not make you get tensed at all. So your attempt to find the perfect one would really bring a big smile to your face. This would in turn make you feel glad for the right choice made in the best way. So if you are able to find the right one for you it would not make you get worried at all. You would really be able to enjoy your travel where it would help in getting the right fulfillment in the perfect way.

Why Choose India as Your Next Holiday Destination

India, the religious hub of the globe, the land of religion, temples and Vedas is an ideal sightseer destination seeking a lifetime memory. This lovely nation has got sufficient reason to make the tourists feel attached to it. From extreme wildlife to flora and fauna, this landscape can’t just be overlooked at all. There are no shortages of tour operators that are offering India tour packages that suit both your budget and requirement.

India tour packages take travellers on trips to diverse mysterious places of the nation which are well-known for their natural exquisiteness and saintly connotation. From Himalayas at north to Kanyakumari at south you’ll be enthralled by the diverse climate, culture, and food it’ll provide. With its miscellaneous landscapes and enclosed by the grand Himalayas in the North and the Ganges in south, North India is the ideal destination for those looking for extreme thrill & adventure.

Also, India is renowned for its saints, sacred practices, and Buddhist monasteries. It seems an epicentre for holy and religious improvement since the ancient era. Embarking a camel safari to enjoy the Taj beauty at dusk or climbing the ice-covered zeniths of the Himalayas, India holiday packages offer an ideal destination for interesting and astonishing adventures.

Due to its dimension and range of opportunity, climate and topography, India is abode to a great variety of eco provinces, ranging from permanent ice & snow to tropical rain forest. The nation gives a life-time opportunity to every natural aficionado to have a sneak peak into the nation of superb geographical & cultural diversity.

Travellers can plan a tour to the world’s olden city Varanasi, sacred city of Haridwar, the Amarnath caves & Amritsar Golden Temple. The beautiful states of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh provide a superb experience to stroll through the stunning mountain meadows, rivers and thickly forested ridges. The Indian legacy is more unspoiled in South India as contrasted to the other localities of the nation. India tour packages also offer you a chance to visit Nepal which is its neighbouring country. Your tour operator may add Rajasthan in your itinerary which gives you the opportunity to explore not just the largest state of India but also witness its vibrant colors, glorious forts & palaces, desert lifestyle and royal warriors.

No matter whether you want to enjoy in the backwater of Kerala or indulge in the panoramic beaches of Goa, India tour packages will spellbound you for sure.

Grand Canyon National Park Helicopters – Do These During the Spring Time Holidays

Spring Break is upon us, and it’s high time for students around the US to get out there and make the most of the time off, and the weather. If you’re tired of the ‘same old’ Spring Break, or even if you just want to do something completely different, why not book a Grand Canyon Air Tour?

You can fly to the Grand Canyon from Las Vegas or Arizona. From Vegas you will head out to the West Rim, whereas Arizona flights start their tours from the South Rim. If you’re in Vegas and you want to see the South, North, and East Rim areas of the National Park, there are direct flights that can be packaged with helicopter tours once you arrive in Arizona.

Tours Departing from Las Vegas

When you head out from Las Vegas in a Grand Canyon helicopter you will pass over the iconic Hoover Dam and adjacent Lake Mead. This is a little extra sightseeing that actually improves the overall package. For the Canyon itself, there are both landing and air-only tours to choose from.

I love the landing tours, especially the one that goes to the bottom of the canyon. Here you can experience a Champagne picnic on the banks of the Colorado River. These bottom landing tours can even be coupled with a riverboat ride, allowing you to see even more of the beautiful rock formations around the river basin.

If you land at the top of the canyon, you will get to explore the nearby areas and even take a walk out over the famous Grand Canyon Skywalk. Looking down 4000ft to the bottom of the Canyon is a breathtaking and exhilarating experience.

Tours Departing from Arizona

If you’re starting in Arizona, or even if you take a flight there from Vegas, you’ll be departing on your helicopter ride right outside the gates of the National Park. Helicopter tours begin at the South Rim, and the standard tour will take you to the remote North Rim and back again. This is a 30 minute tour which takes you over some beautiful landscapes.

Even though there are no landing tours at the South Rim, there are still unique benefits when you depart from Arizona. If you take the deluxe 50 minute tour you will get to see a staggering 75% of the park. These almost hour long Grand Canyon helicopter tours go from the South Rim, to the North Rim, and then out to the Eastern Rim boundary. You will see more of the Grand Canyon on Spring Break with this tour than many will in their entire lifetimes.

If you’re looking for even more excitement, you can choose a tour that bundles a 30 minute air tour with a 2 hour jeep ride. This allows you to see all of the Canyon’s most famous landmarks from the air, and close up on the ground.

Helicopter Tours Are Popular, So Book Early

Tours can easily become booked out during Spring Break, so it’s essential to RSVP as early as possible. I recommend an advance booking of 2 weeks as a minimum, but if you can make it earlier, then go right ahead. Basically, as soon as you’ve confirmed your hotel bookings you should take care of your helicopter tickets as your next priority.

Booking online is safe and convenient, and doing so will give you access to live schedules to see exactly what is available. Best of all, online rates don’t carry any additional travel agent or booking fees, so as long as you complete the whole process online you can make significant savings.


Hopefully this article helps you to get the most out of your Spring Break trip to the Grand Canyon. Grand Canyon helicopter tours offer the ultimate in sightseeing. For those who want some adventure to go with the majestic views, a landing tour at the West Rim, or a jeep tour at the South Rim would fit the bill.

Remember to book your air tour early. Spring Break means that tickets are already selling out, so the sooner you get in, the more chance you will have of confirming a flight on your preferred day.

Indian passport: Awful for travel, outstanding for making friends!

India’s passport: Your portal to travel constraints?
Indian tourists typically grumble that they face great deals of restrictions on their journeys as a result of the constraints of the Indian key. Indeed of the 103 nations indexed by Henley’s Visa constraints index, India places # 82nd. This is a poor rating because only 51 nations will enable Indian citizens to either travel there without visa or get a visa on arrival. In comparison, residents of Denmark could enter 169 nations and also Afghans could enter only 26 without should obtain a visa prior to departure.

Nevertheless, allow’s take a look at the silver lining shall we? Over a number of years of travelling, I did uncover some advantages as well as experienced appealing scenarios as a direct result or an indirect consequence of having an Indian key. Continue reading in this lightly humoured post!

Taking a trip with an Indian key? Indeed there are advantages!
1. Travel to Bhutan
Lots of people do unknown where Bhutan is: It’s a little Himalayan autonomous kingdom tucked between India and Tibet (China) that measures it’s success based on a ‘Gross National Happiness’ scale. The location is untouched, uncharted and also ‘off the ruined course’ in perhaps the truest feeling of that tired expression.

For people of many nations on the planet, it sets you back anywhere between $200-$250 a day to see Bhutan as well as they can only do so in directed tours except for special conditions. Indians, on the other hand, can take a trip primarily openly. I had a good time there– backpacking, hitchhiking and going to penis temples. visiting this nation is a golden opportunity and also Indian citizens could do it cheaply!

2. Collect vibrant visas, not just entrance stampsWhen I reveal my passport to travellers from Europe or North America, they are quite shocked by its vivid pages. Without a doubt, as an incentive for all the trouble of preparation and securing travel visas in advance, you reach display colourful stickers along with common entry and exit stamps in your passport.

One more nice things concerning visa sticker labels is that it ends up being simple to remember the exact days of your traveling. Many vacationer visas stand for brief periods, like 2 weeks or a month. My United States visa on the other hand is valid for 10 years; I could travel there anytime.

So you obtain a qualitative incentive for quantitative initiatives … I would gladly trade but considering that I cannot, in the interim, I will take pleasure in the colorful visa sticker labels.

3. Cheaper visa-on-arrival charges
Numerous nations will issue a traveler visa on arrival at the perimeter or at the airport terminal for a fee. Normally the charge for these type of visas relies on reciprocal contracts between both countries, so typically the cost of a visa is various for various nations. For example, when I took a trip to Turkey previously this year, I paid approximately $20 in access costs. For Canadians the entrance charge is about $60. That’s something!

4. Ignite individuals’s curiosity
It’s uncommon ahead across Indian backpackers when you are travelling. I have met a fellow Indian citizen by coincidence just once. I did find individuals of Indian beginning who were naturalized citizens of the first globe, however obviously they do not take a trip on Indian passports so it doesn’t count. As an outcome, each time you blink your Indian passport, you could be guaranteed that border officials, hostel managers, law enforcement agents, etc. will certainly be genuinely thinking about chatting with you. I obtained a dinner invite once, numerous offered tea, and after that once a Russian cop allow me go without any perk.

It always surprises me that India has efficiently maintained her ‘amazing’ oriental picture to a degree. While there is absolutely nothing magical or exotic regarding India– you’ll know that within a minute of arriving there– people will still ask you fascinating inquiries esp after seeing your ticket. You can consistently depend on concerns about eating beef or why Indian gods and also sirens have many hands. Various other concerns consist of Bollywood, circumcision and also wearing a mark on one’s forehead.

5. Power up by pairing with an additional certification
Did you understand that an Indian key without another record, such as a visa from USA/Schengen area or an irreversible resident card of UK/Canada, will open up numerous brand-new nations for travel? For sure, I could obtain a visa-on-arrival at Istanbul since I have a valid United States travel visa + Indian ticket. Similarly I might take a trip to Mexico using my Canadian irreversible resident card + Indian key. Over a dozen new countries instantly came to be a lot more available to me, not calling for a visa authorization prior to separation anymore.

6. Come to be an unsightly target for kidnappings
As well as I am significant here! When I was going to the West Bank from Israel correct, many individuals warned me considering that I looked somewhat Israeli. I backpack and take a trip cheaply, so it is clear that I do not have a lots of non reusable income, however that’s a different tale. Travelers all over the world do get kidnapped from time to time.

However, without over 6,000 Indian nationals languishing behind bars of foreign countries, from a populace of 1.2 billion, it is clear that the federal government of India deals with resource and logistical (and also mindset) challenges to look after all its people. So if you get kidnapped, best of luck, your government is neither pertaining to your rescue nor paying a ransom … seems so assuring!

Taking a trip on an Indian ticket– it’s not that bad afterall.
Other suggestions about the originality of your passport that you would certainly appreciate to add?

Budget Hotels & Guest Houses in Salt Lake Kolkata

A land of diverse cultures, traditions and innumerable traveler attractions, Kolkata is the most sough-after tourist destination in India.  This capital city is growing significantly as 1 of the magnificent traveler destinations in the world. Cheap guest house Salt Lake Kolkata greets both business and leisure travelers for a comfortable and hassle-free vacation. Does not matter, whether you are in Kolkata for a business trip or an enjoyment trip, you will find a hotel or guest house that’s close to your desired destination. These budget-friendly hotels provide you the most apposite lodgings during your trip to Kolkata. They make each and every attempt to make your stay enjoyable and cherishing.

Budget hotels in Kolkata near salt lake also provide hassle-free online hotel reservation, giving you ultimate comfort and ease. There’re no shortages of budget hotels in salt Lake Kolkata to suit the pocket of everyone. A visit to Kolkata isn’t only about luxurious & classy tours that eat your money away. It’s actually feasible to stay in a cheap hotel in Kolkata, and enjoy the sounds and sights of the city and go back home with loads of happy memories.

However, one thing you should be careful about that not each hotel or guest house make for a satisfied trip to Kolkata, so it’s essential that you make a selection properly prior to you check yourself into one of the lesser known hotels in Calcutta. Some of the amenities offered by the cheap hotels in Kolkata near Salt Lake are 24 hour running cold and hot water, safety boxes to keep the belongings of the guests secure, travel desk to help the guests in times of need, round the clock room service, private attached bathrooms, conference room for meeting or seminars, free wi-fi accessibility and may other basic services.

Simi International is a very well-known name in salt Lake Kolkata for offering reasonably priced accommodation to both corporate and leisure travelers alike. Strategically located in Salt Lake and easily accessible from the airport, Simi International provide its guests warm hospitality combined with personalized services. We believe in the motto home away from home and when we say that, we do mean it. We offer a superior alternate to 5-star hotels to give your corporate tour an atmosphere which’s much more relaxing and homely. So, give us a chance! We will take the responsibility of offering cheap Guest house in Salt Lake Kolkata in the best possible way.