Rent an RV – A Great Way to See America

The sheer size of the United States makes for a challenging expedition if you want to be able to experience more than just a single location, and there is no better way to do that than renting an RV van. A recreational vehicle is designed to sleep up to 4 people using two double beds, one inside the central area of the vehicle, and one that pops up from the roof, allowing you to literally sleep under the stars. (more…)

Lost in Peru

Before you panic, let me clear that I was not really lost in Peru. Being in this country was such a liberating and memorable experience, hence the caption. It was like I was in an altogether different world. I was completely disconnected from everything without a worry about work, health, relationships and other worldly issues. Peru is a country like no other. Its magical surroundings will enchant you and leave you under a spell that I don’t believe can be broken. You would want to visit again and again just as I want to ever since my return last week.

As I booked my flight to Lima (Peru’s capital) on airzen, I had no idea what to expect. I had based my decision to visit from the little that I learned about the country on Wikipedia. Who knew then that I was making such an excellent choice. From historical sites to gorgeous coastal areas, majestic mountain ranges and lush green forests, Peru has it all. Here are some of the top destinations to visit in the country. (more…)

Top things to do in Norway

The Kingdom of Norway as some call it is not just another vacation destination. It is THE ultimate vacation destination. But everything good comes with a price. Norway is not a cheap country. It is one of those places for which you must start saving at least a year ahead unless of course you are super rich. In that case you don’t even need to buy miles. Just straight up book your flight, pack your bags and head out for the vacation of a lifetime. (more…)

Top Hotel choices in the city of Love

For long now Paris has been associated with love and fashion. The majestic Eiffel tower a symbol of this love and the numerous high end shopping centers reflect the city’s thirst for fashion. They say that all new trends are initiated from the glamorous capital of France and we possibly cannot find reasons to dispute this claim. Being a top traveler’s choice, each year the city hosts scores of curious and excited tourists. Today let’s take a look at some of the best hotels in Paris in terms of luxury, comfort, services and in some cases value for money. (more…)

How to bag cheap business class tickets

Let’s not act cool and admit that we have all dreamt about traveling in business class. I will go as far as admitting that every time I have to travel, I longingly stare at the business class lounge and envy those sitting inside. I may have tried to sneak in a few times too. Okay enough spilling the secrets. But seriously, how cool would it be to travel in pure luxury? Can you as a budget travel ever expect to travel in business class? Nothing is impossible. I am a strong believer of “Where there is a will, there is a way”. Here I have compiled a list of the best ways and tricks to bag cheap business class tickets.

Airline miles to the rescue

It is always a good idea to become part of frequent flyer programs whether you are a frequent flyer or not. This way you slowly earn miles that can later be redeemed on the airline ticket. The price can reduce significantly depending on the number of miles you have accumulated. Terms and policies vary airline to airline so it all comes down to the frequent flyer program you are part of. Travel experts agree that Delta airlines, Southwest airlines, Alaska airlines, British Airways and United airlines offer the best programs. (more…)

Top things to do in Singapore

Singapore has evolved into a financial, commercial and business center in a short period of time. Today it stands as one of the most vibrant, diverse and modern countries. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. In order to tour this amazing island, it takes more than just a plan. You need to start saving up because Singapore as a vacation destination is not cheap. It is in fact one of the expensive holiday destinations.

The biggest expense of a holiday to Singapore is the airline ticket. My friend recommended me to buy Emirates skywards airline miles online to make the ticket cost more affordable. Since it worked for me, I am not going hesitate recommending to you all as well. But hey, there are no guarantees. Weigh the benefits against the cost and reach a decision yourself. For now, let’s take a look some of the top fun things to do in Singapore. (more…)

Touring San Francisco

Having explored Southeast Asia for several years, I decided to do a complete U-turn and shift my focus on the western part of the world. Having only been to the New York State in United States, this time I wanted to visit California. San Francisco to be exact. From the iconic Golden Gate Bridge to the Fisherman’s Wharf, I had heard great things about the city’s diversity and vibrancy. It was everything that I expected it to be. To be able to tour it was a dream come true.

I had a couple of friends who had purchased airline miles from The airmiles online. Based on their good experience, I did the same. Everything went as smoothly as it could. I was lucky enough to bag an economical flight to San Francisco last month and had a wonderful time to say the least. The city is highly recommended to all travelers. (more…)

Why to Buy Coffee Beans

Coffee is loved by millions of people all over the world, just like noodles. So it should come as no surprise that coffee has also degraded in quality in order to provide the public with cheap and cheerful goods. Only people who have tried coffee made from fresh coffee beans know how much better it is than using pre-ground coffee. I’m here to explain it to you.

Freshness

The most obvious point is that the freshness of coffee beans is a lot better than getting pre-ground coffee. Coffee beans act as shells, keeping the contents concealed and fresh. Letting the bean stay as it is for as long as possible will ensure that the contents of the bean don’t degrade as fast. When you buy pre-ground coffee beans, the degradation process of the bean has already began, so even having coffee from a brand new pot of coffee grounds will mean you’re having a coffee of much lower quality than if you used freshly ground beans. (more…)

Choosing The Right Car For Your Roads

Every vehicle is designed to be driven on the road, but that does not mean every vehicle is the right choice for you.  There is a huge array of options which you should consider before committing to a new vehicle:

Location

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Your vehicle must be able to cope with the conditions where you live.  For example, if you live in the Caribbean with good roads all around you then virtually any car will do; although you may wish to consider a convertible.  However, if you wish to purchase a Jaguar in Canada you may need to consider the amount of snow you get in the winter.  If the Jaguar is a second car and you have a four wheel drive to deal with the snowy days this should not be an issue.  But, if you live where there is plenty of snow and the Jaguar is your only vehicle then this may not be the right vehicle for you.

Use

A car must serve a purpose; it may be to get you from A to B in style, in which case your local Jaguar Canada dealer can help you!  However, it may be necessary to move big objects or carry your family on weekly outings.  In this case you will need an estate or an all wheel drive vehicle.

Economy

Diesels tend to be a more economical choice and are believed to have less impact on the environment.  They are often the better choice for those who regularly drive long distances.  However, they are also noisier and may not appeal to the image you wish to portray.  It is worth considering them before making your final decision.

Price

A new vehicle can involve a significant expenditure and you will lose money as soon as you drive the vehicle away.  A cheaper option is to purchase one that has been used as a demo version, or previously registered by a garage.  This can help to reduce the depreciation hit that all new vehicles suffer from.

Alternatively you can look at a pre-owned version of the vehicle.  Many of these are better value as they have already lost their initial depreciation and have been run in; ready to use!  Your decision on how much to spend must be based on your budget.  If you cannot afford to buy the vehicle with your savings it is possible to obtain finance or even purchase the vehicle under a lease agreement.  Whichever option suits your needs should also fit in with your budget!

Optional Extras

Some vehicle manufacturers add every possible extra to the vehicle as standard.  Others will simply provide an options list and charge you for the extras.  If the vehicle you wish to purchase does not have a very high spec you can consider either asking for a price reduction or purchasing a used version which has all the extras you want; the price may be very little different to a new vehicle but it will be the one you want!

Perhaps the best advice to follow when you are looking for a new vehicle, whether at a Jaguar dealer in Canada, or a Jeep in Florida, is to decide what vehicle best suits your needs and stick to your decision.  Do not let fancy talk persuade you otherwise!