4 Vacation Options as Individual as You Are

Vacation Options
Vacation Options

Although vacations can be a welcome break from work and everyday life, they do often have the tendency to be repetitive.


A beach vacation with sun, sea and sand is all well and good if you have a young family to please, but what if you want a vacation experience with a difference?

Luckily there are a number of different options for those who wish to experience a holiday that is slightly more left-field than traditional trips.

  1. Using a holiday house. One way to take a holiday that is different than the norm is by staying in vacation rentals. This allows you to get the feel of living in an area that you perhaps might not have seen, as well as providing you with a change of scene and pace. Who knows — you may even love an area so much after staying in a vacation rental that you choose to move there!
  2. Hiking in areas of outstanding natural beauty. As well as being a great way to get exercise, going on a hiking vacation is a great way to see unique parts of the world. Many specialist holiday companies put on hiking trips to out of the way areas like Machu Picchu or other parts of the Peruvian Inca trails — a fascinating way to experience history that you will never forget! If you would prefer a hiking vacation with a little more luxury, you can always go on walking tours through the Swiss Alps — ideal if you would like to go skiing afterwards!
  3. Visiting the spiritual East. It can be easy to get caught up in the trappings of the Western world on a daily basis. Life is fast paced in the West and the constant onslaught of media, news and information can leave a person feeling exhausted. One way to combat this is by taking a spiritual vacation in areas such as the Orient, particularly countries like Vietnam. Here life is much more relaxed, with people living simple lives of honest tranquility. Elsewhere, countries like India and ancient parts of China are synonymous with spiritual rebirth and metaphysical rejuvenation. Visiting the temples of Buddhist monks or sailing down the river Ganges during a religious festival is guaranteed to leave you feeling relaxed and will provide you with an original vacation experience that will last a lifetime.
  4. Taking a trip to volunteer. There are many countries in the world where people suffer daily. Deciding to spend your vacation working in the poorest areas of the world helping those less fortunate is a humanitarian way of getting a holiday with a difference. If you are not sure whether volunteering is the kind of thing you would enjoy on a holiday, you can try helping out charities and community projects in your local area first in order to see if it would suit you.

There are a number of vacation options available to you that are bound to excite even the most devoted adrenalin junkie or soothe the most tortured of souls looking for spiritual growth and relaxation.

Which kind are you and which holiday will you take?

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Rent A Villa

Rent A Villa
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Florida is called the Sunshine State. However it could have been called the Beach State. Florida has some of the best beaches. It also has a variety of other ways to have fun. Some people like Orlando holidays. They enjoy the theme parks and other unique forms of entertainment Orlando has to offer. There are villas in Orlando that are close to many entertainment venues. They allow vacationers to move between the theme parks and downtown Orlando. Others rent Florida homes and are able to bring their whole family on vacation with them. For many the best way to enjoy their time off is to take package holidays to Florida.

Florida is a unique place. It offers entertainment options from coast to coast. From the Panhandle to the Keys there are magnificent beaches, water-sports and an unlimited supply of fun. You can plan a vacation tour through Florida that takes you and your family to many of the most interesting places on the peninsula. There are a number of villas in Florida where you can relax and enjoy yourself. No matter your budget there’s a Florida villa in your price range. Live your vacation dreams. Spend your vacation in one of the many villas in Florida.

Package holidays to Florida come in all price ranges and offer different options. You may be able to get tickets to shows, rental cars, hotel rooms or even villas in Florida for a fraction of their usual cost. Orlando is beautiful. It has more theme parks than any other city. Orlando has more theme parks than anyone can visit in a week. If you rent one of the villas in Orlando you can visit as many theme parks as you like. It can change your whole vacation experience and offer you have more fun than you ever thought possible.

South Florida is a very popular vacation destination. Package holidays to Florida can put you right on South Beach. With a little research you can find villas in Florida that you can afford. Many villa owners have trouble finding people to rent their places. Contacting them may allow you to get a better deal than you might have imagined. Renting one of the villas in Florida can take your vacation to another level. Think of all the fun your family can have if they had Florida villa holidays. Many villas are just steps from the beach. You and your friends or family can live like rock stars on the beach in South Florida.

Florida vacations are fantastic when you enjoy them from a villa. Whether you stay in the villas in Orlando or any of the other villas in Florida you are bound to have fun. Hotel rooms are nice, but package holidays to Florida are even better when you enjoy them from a villa. Are you planning Orlando holidays? Consider renting one of the vacant Florida homes or choose from the villas in Florida which will allow you to party like a rock star.


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Be the Boss: Travel Without These 8 Annoying Hotel Restrictions

Travel Without Annoying Hotel Restrictions
Travel Without Annoying Hotel Restrictions

You’ve saved money all year to take your family on a great vacation, and you’ve searched for the perfect hotel… and while you may find all these tips for great hotel staying, it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to be awesome.

What you don’t realize is the number of restrictions hotels impose on their guests. So without further ado, these are eight of the most annoying hotel restrictions.

Rewards and Blackouts

Many hotels offer incentives for guests, such as staying three nights earns you an additional night free. What they don’t tell you is that the fine print might include a host of restrictions including only being able to use the extra night if it’s not in one of their many blackout periods. Forget using your extra night on a weekend, holiday or other special occasion.

Resort Fees

Resort fees are now commonplace among the big chain hotels. They might include a bevy of perks including local phone calls, Internet, parking and more. The argument is, of course, that these things ought to be included in the room rate. Having to pay these absurd fees add an increased level of financial burden to the traveler.

Visitors of Guests

Many hotels have restrictions in place that restrict guests from inviting visitors into their hotel room. Enforcing visitors to remain in public areas of the hotel is a level of policing that many guests aren’t comfortable with.


For smokers, the level of restrictions around smoking can border on the absurd, especially considering that some properties are entirely smoke free.

Limiting where you can smoke may be for the benefit of non-smokers, but smokers shouldn’t have to step outside of the building just for a few quick puffs.

Check In, Check Out

Check in and out policies and their restrictions at some hotels are just downright ridiculous.

They have no problem making you wait to get into your room, but should you be a few minutes late checking out they can slap an additional fee onto your room bill.

Business Services

Many hotels offer meeting rooms for large groups needing space for conferences, business meetings and more, but the restrictions that they place on these groups can be debilitating.

With strict use times, number of participants, fees for use of equipment and restrictions on catering services, these hotels can reap huge amounts in extra fees, all coming right out of your pocket.

Guests per Room

Long gone are the days where you’re paying for the hotel room. These days, you’re not only paying for the hotel room but you’re also paying for any additional people staying in the room.

Sometimes the restrictions the hotels place on the number of guests per room forces you to book a separate room.


People often book stays at hotels based on the kind of facilities the hotels offer. From pools to exercise rooms, cafes and other services, hotels lure people in promising the use of all sorts of facilities. What they don’t tell you is that the use of these facilities can be highly restrictive.

Hotels excel in restrictions. However, you can enjoy great holiday accommodations by booking a vacation rental instead of a hotel room. Sites like HomeAway let you find the perfect rental where you’ll have more space, more privacy and far fewer restrictions.


The Most Amazing Luxury Villa Rentals with Pools

Aqua Villa with Pool in Bali

What’s life without some splish splash, and quiet literally! There is no fun living in a luxurious vacation rental with no swimming pool. You will find a lot amiss, no place to cool off after a long day of exploring and shopping, no exercise, place to laze about in and have some of the best pool parties. If you are near a beach then an infinity edge pool or a pool that overlooks picturesque mountains is what finishes the luxurious touch.

Shore in Bali – indoor/outdoor lap pool – This is one of the best luxury villa in Bali with a pool that is based indoors. The spacious living room or the sitting room is designed around a see through pool that shows the bottom of the swimming pool. Every villa also opens up into the massive lap pool that is also known as the Olympic pool. Some of the best interior designers for you to enjoy completely have designed this infinity edged pool.

Castle Oriente – wraparound pool – How would you feel if you lived in a luxury villa, in the best location surrounded by a wraparound infinity pool, princely for sure! The Castle Oriente at the Costa Careyes promises to do just that. Every bedroom in this villa has access to the wraparound pool that is stunning and sure to astound you.

The Lodge – Indoor Pool – Considered being the most luxurious chalet in Verbier, the Swiss Alps, and one of Sir Richard Branson’s limited edition retreats, The Lodge is an enticing chalet that will take you to another level. With an indoor swimming pool, set amidst luxury is what you truly deserve to pamper yourself with. Set indoors in brilliant settings that are truly luxury is what your soul will truly fall in love with.

Amazon Creek Chalet – Situated in Chamonix, this villa is stunning and houses a fully equipped spa, outdoor hot tub, and lots more that you can soothe yourselves in. Enjoy the beautiful outdoors while you swim in the pool. This is one of the best luxury villas with a pool in Chamonix and one of the best in the world. Its natural beauty, exotic and out of this world interiors, and other amenities gives it top scores.

Aqua Villa – The Aqua villa in Seminyak lives true to its name. The pool in this luxurious villa is easily accessible no matter which room you are in. It is a great area to hold a party or simply enjoy the picturesque location and laze around with a book.