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A Weekend in Hong Kong

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This post might just help if you are wondering what is best to do in a weekend in Hong Kong. I recently spent a few days in this excellent destination. It really is a cut above the rest compared to most other cities in Asia.  Firstly I recommend you find a hotel with views over the bay. It is an excellent sight day or night, see photo. We were lucky enough to have a room with a massive window in the bedroom, which gave us a great view to start the day from bed.


Hong Kong is pretty posh for Asia. It has some of the highest land prices in the world. Mainly due to it’s small size and the fact that it is a hub for business in China and other parts of the region. This has led to a bustling expat area. We met a local expat in Sheung Wan who runs his own counselling service for other expats in the area. This place is great with loads of excellent restaurants and some cool bars too. Highly recommended for a visit if you want to get off the tourist trail.
We were staying on the other side of t…

Preparing for a ski holiday with SkiA

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If you are planning a trip on the slopes soon, one way to avoid feeling out of touch when you get on the snow is to use a revolutionary new ski training aid from SkiA. The company launched the product earlier this year and it has been a major success. The Sweetspot is aptly named as it helps you discover your skiing sweet-spot.

Basically it is a pair of balancing blocks. You strap them under your boots and then all of a sudden it feels like you are in the Alps, when you are really stood in your lounge. What they do is help you practice balance. You have to keep the sweet-spot at all times, once you are in the correct position then you can practice turns and general movement.

The device is rapidly spreading around the world. It has already been a big hit with BASS in the UK and many instructors are beginning to utilise it. They are telling students to practice with the Sweetspot trainer in between lessons. For anybody going on a ski holiday in the near future, buying the product is hig…

Take Advantage Of Holiday Cottages In England

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If you are thinking about taking a vacation, there are a lot of reasons to stay at holiday cottages in England. Cottages offer a lot more comfort and room than traditional hotels. They are also much closer to fun outdoor activities. Many are just a few hours driving distance from major cities, making them a very convenient choice for a holiday trip.

There are a variety of holiday cottages in England to pick from. Depending on what you like to do, you may want to choose one that is next to a scenic lake, hiking path, or biking trail. You can enjoy great activities like swimming, fishing and boating. You can get secluded cottages that mean you can get some peace and quiet away from the city. Or you can pick one that is closer to other buildings and people if you feel like being more social.

Most cottages come with all the comforts of home. You can sleep on soft beds, make all your meals with a modern kitchen, and relax at night next to a fireplace. Some cottages offer patios and hot tub…

Simple Holiday Packing Tips

Most people love traveling and look forward to a holiday. However, packing is the one thing that most agree they would rather not have to do. Luckily by following some holiday packing tips, you can make this dreaded task a bit easier.
Holiday packing tips: • Know your climate. If you are traveling to a warm weather destination, pack the proper clothing. You will not need bulky heavy items.
• Do not take more items than you need. This is a common problem. Take into account the number of days that you will be away and be realistic about how many items you truly need.
• Take some double duty items. Items that can go from day to night mean fewer items in your luggage. A suit that can be worn without the jacket for a more casual look. A skirt and blouse along with a pair of pants that can also be worn with the blouse is another option.
• Buy trial size toiletry items. These take up less space and are usually all that you need while on holiday. Pack them in a waterproof case, or put them in…

Treating Yourself With Luxury Breaks

There are many occasions which will call for luxury breaks, and customers now can avail of the numerous offers that they find online. Whether people are planning to spend a wedding anniversary or celebrate a honeymoon, luxury travel can offer a whole world of excitement. There are numerous choices for whatever kind of break the individual wants to get, and sometimes at a low price.

Whilst it may seem a bit old fashioned, a travel agent’s office can be a goldmine of information. Taking a look around here, most customers may be able to find some very good package deals. They could also include things like decent 5 star hotels. Brochures are also available.

Travel plans will need to be made as soon as possible. Depending on the destination, the flight prices will vary. Early booking will allow people to avail of a much better deal and this is always appreciated.

Older couples may have an interest in taking a look at cruises. Cruises can often offer a great way of escaping the humdrum of …

Helpful Holiday Shopping Tips To Reduce Stress

When the holidays come around, there are some people who seem to scramble in their attempt to find the perfect gifts to give to their family and friends. Shopping without preparation can be a stressful experience which often ends with the recipient of the gift left wondering what their friend was thinking when they made their purchase. There are some helpful holiday shopping tips people can use to help make the holiday season a more pleasurable experience.

Create a List

The first step to holiday shopping is to create a list of all the people gifts need to be purchased for. The list should have an order with the high priority people placed at the top. After writing the names of these people, it can help to indicate the things they are interested in next to their name. Using interests and hobbies as a gift guideline will help provide gifts the people will actually enjoy receiving.

Use the Internet

The Internet is a great tool to use for any type of shopping. Even if people do not make t…

Holidays Suitable For The Whole Family

Vacation is again here and it’s nice to check out some places to go. It’s a great idea to have a break from all those works and any entanglements and have a wonderful holiday with your family. Let’s see some awesome holidays suitable for the whole family.

1. Swim at a Pool or Beach Resort

Bring your family with you and get wet somewhere else. You can either go to a swimming pool or a resort. Your better-half and your kids will surely be happy to go splash with waters and have some fun.

Prepare all your needs such as swim suits, goggles, sun blocks, sun glasses, lotion, and what not. You can also talk about foods and drinks that you want to fill your stomachs when you’ll be there. Of course, bring your cameras and video recorders with you for you to preserve those wonderful moments. While the kids enjoy playing you could visit a beachfront spa to relax.

2. Hike and Camp at the High Mountains

If your family is kind of adventurous, you can also bring them in the mountains. Hiking will le…