Friday, November 25, 2011

Christmas Eve Quotes

All around the world Christmas Eve is celebrated and on Internet Christmas Eve quotes are the top search because people want to send sentimental words of appreciation for Christmas Holiday. 

Here I had collected the quotes for Christmas, some of these collected quotes are written by famous writers and some quotes writers are unknown.

Enjoy Christmas and share these quotes to your loved ones.

Here are the Christmas Eve quotes:

  • “The grate had been removed from the wide overwhelming fireplace, to make way for a fire of wood, in the midst of which was an enormous log glowing and blazing, and sending forth a vast volume of light and heat; this I understood was the Yule-log, which the Squire was particular in having brought in and illumined on a Christmas eve, according to ancient custom.” Washington Irving
  • “There’s nothing sadder in this world than to awake Christmas morning and not to be a child.” Erma Bombeck
  • “Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share our blessings, all the snow in Alaska won’t make it ‘white’.” Bing Crosby
  • “He who had not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.” Roy L. Smith
  • “I have always thought of Christmas time, when it had come around, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.” Charles Dickens
  • “Even as an adult I find it difficult to sleep on Christmas Eve. Yuletide excitement is a potent caffeine, no matter your age.” Carrie Latet
  • “ May the spirit of Christmas bring you peace, the gladness of Christmas give you hope, and the warmth of Christmas grant you love.” Author Unknown
  • “Christ bless you with all His blessings on this Christmas” Author Unknown

Share all these quotes with your loved ones because as I know Christmas is name of sharing and caring for loved ones and closer ones.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Top 10 Places to Visit in Africa

Africa is a vast country. Trying to choose the top 10 places to visit, is not a simple task. However, to make it easier, for people planning to visit Africa, a top 10 list has been created. Whoever, visits Africa should definitely explore these places. There are many places to visit in Africa. However one can’t travel the whole of Africa. There are certain places that must be explored in Africa. These include Zanzibar, Mount Kilimanjaro and Cape Town.

1. The Masai Mara

The Masai Kara can be found in Kenya. The best time to plan a visit is during, the months of July till October. The wildlife is simply fantastic. It is the only place, where one could, view the migration of more than a million wildebeest. One can view this delightful spectacle from a hot air balloon.

2. Victoria Falls

The Falls are located between Zambia and Zimbabwe. The view of the falls is simply amazing. One feels as if they are caught in the middle of a rainstorm.

The Falls have been calculated to be more than 1 mile. Its height is about 355 feet. More than 500 million liters of water, falls onto the Zambezi River. The water is generated so quickly, that, the spray shoots up to 1000 feet, into the sky.

3. Pyramids of Giza

The pyramids are situated in Egypt, on the outskirts of Cairo. The pyramid is one out of the Seven Wonders of the World. It was built about 5000 years ago.

In total, there are three pyramids in Giza. These are the Pyramid of Menkaura, the Pyramid of Kafhre, and the Great Pyramid of Cheops. All three pyramids are the tombs of the different Kings of Egypt. A Sphinx can be found, outside the pyramids.

4. Djenne

Djenne can be found on an island, which is located, in the Niger River Delta. It is about a few hundred miles away from Timbuktu. It was found in 800 A.D. Many Muslims live here and the market square also features a Grand Mosque.

On Mondays, there is a market held in Djenne. It is one of the most fascinating markets in Africa. A good time to visit would be during the months of August and September.

5. Cape Town

Cape Town is a popular vacation spot in South Africa. It is a scenic city and has many beautiful mountains and beaches. The cuisine and the wines are simply delicious. It is a very diverse city.

6. Marrakech

It can be found in the country Morocco. A good place to stay in would be the Riad. It is in the medina.

It is a fascinating city. One must visit the Majorelle Gardens, the Djemma el Fnaa and medina. They are lovely places and thoroughly memorable.

7. Omo River Region

It is a part South-western Ethiopia. Tourists who love cultural cities should definitely visit the Omo River. More than 50 tribes reside in this area. Visitors should become part of a tour, as it would be difficult to, explore the place otherwise.

8. Virunga Mountains

These mountains are located at the border of Rwanda, Uganda and DRC, in East Africa. Mountain gorillas are fast become extinct. However, these mountains are home to about 300 gorillas. It is, therefore, a great place to explore and observe the gorillas.

9. Mount Kilimanjaro

Mount Kilimanjaro is the world's tallest mountain. It can be found in Tanzania and is about 19,340 feet high. Those of you who are adventurous should visit this place. It shall take about 6 days to climb the mountain.

The advantage to people is, that nor special climbing equipment or expertise is required. However, many people fail at climbing the mountain. They are not prepared for how difficult it can be to climb the mountain.

10. Zanzibar

The last place is Zanzibar, which can also be found in, Tanzania. It has an interesting history and great beaches. Zanzibar is world famous for its spices.

Zanzibar is, mostly, an Arab dominated city. This is apparent in Stone Town, which is a famous tourist spot. The Town has many great places such as mosques and the Sultan's Palace.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

How to Plan a Holiday Trip?

Every year millions in America sets up for a holiday trip. Whether you are going to your grand mother’s for a family re union or simple holiday trip, these type of occasional road trips are often source of stress. Before going on a road trip different thoughts like having restless children in car, or car trouble such as any technical problem along the way is enough to make anyone consider staying home.

But if you plan your trips then you can avoid such type of problems.

Here are some simple tips for trip planning:

  1. A planning for your trip to holiday destination will be very useful for you. First look at the starting point from where you are leaving then check out the possible routes to your holiday destination. Keep that in mind that on road it won’t be only you driving during holidays there are so many others and traffic is always a factor. Point out the alternate routes or shortcuts because those will help you to reduce time spent in traffic jams and you will reach to your desired destination sooner. This pre planning of your road trip will be handy even in case of detours, road construction or other situations that might block your primary route.
  2. Book a flight to your holiday destination though it’s much expensive but it’s more convenient. Plan your trip early so that you can take the advantage of advance purchase discounts. Many airlines are busy during holidays and booking in advance is always handy because you get then your desired flight.  New York, Los Angles or Atlanta such holiday destinations are always congested during holidays. Try to book a flight to a nearby airport and renting a car for short drive to your destination.
  3. For traveling make a plan for your luggage also if you are traveling by a car then look at that how much room you will be having car for luggage, and how many people will be traveling with you in the car and how much room they will need to travel comfortably in the car. Luggage matter for flights is more concernable because there is a possibility of lost luggage and most of airlines also charge extra for checked baggage. For example for a family of four each carrying a few bags will cost several hundred dollars. For air travels always try to pack as much light as you can.
  4. For a cheap travel avoid peak times. On Fridays and Sundays roads are congested with traffic so make plan for traveling on Tuesday or Thursday because then you wont face any traffic jams. Traveling in night is also a good way because then kids will be sleeping during the trip. For air travel same planning works also that avoid peak times. Traveling in no peak times you are having less chance of delays or canceled flights.
  5. Always keep an eye on alternate travel options aside from flying and driving; you can consider traveling by train, bus or a ship. These options will reduce your stress of driving, or running for airports and you will enjoy your trip also.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

When to Use Frequent Flyer Miles?

Most airlines are having frequent flyer or loyalty programs, which benefit both airline and customer. To gain full benefit, use the accumulated miles strategically.

When Tickets are Expensive?

Some of destinations are short on distance but with expensive air tickets for that consider using miles.

For Peak Time Travel

Peak travel seasons are summer and fall and at that time fares go up, sometimes they go almost double than winter fares. In such situation use those miles and book as far in advance as you can.

For Family Vacations

As multiple tickets will add up, use miles for the flight and then fly to your destination.

Keep Checking Your Miles to Know When They will expire

Use the flyer miles for purchase lounge access at airports, hotels stays and goods from partner merchants. Keep checking your account so that you can know when they will be expire.

Cautions and Tips

Check the price of flights and look for sales and cheaper routes to your destination. Buying and transferring of miles can be expensive so while purchasing miles try to buy the required number of miles for which you can have a free ticket. Award tickets like revenue tickets come in full fare and discounted versions. To get the saver award book in advance that can use half the number of miles as a standard award ticket.