When planning a trip to Walt Disney World the first thing you must consider is what time of year you wish to visit. "Walt "Disney World" " is a very poplar vacation destination, so now matter when you go, you can expect it to be quite crowded. The difference in visiting during a non-peak, less crowded time versus a peak time, like July 4 can be the difference of a fun family vacation and a stressful, frustrating one.Walt Disney World is visited by millions of people each year, with the highest crowds descending on the parks during the summer months, holiday weeks (Christmas, Easter, July 4) and spring break vacations. It is not suggested that you visit during these times, unless you have no choice in the matter. If you must attend at these times, you should plan your park touring well in advance and be willing to modify your park visits to include a reasonable amount of must see attractions. This will prevent you from being disappointed if you are unable to see everything the parks have to offer.Another consideration when planning a trip to Walt Disney World is the weather. During the summer months, the temperatures and humidity in Orlando can reach very uncomfortable highs that make touring the parks all day quite difficult. During the months of September and October you will be in hurricane season, which brings heavy rains also not great for touring the Disney parks. Ideal months for the best Orlando weather would be April through June and November and December.The best times to visit Walt Disney World would be the non-peak times of the year; early January until Easter expect during Spring Break, late August until first weeks of December except week of Halloween and week of Thanksgiving.Planning to visit during a non peak, less crowded time will allow you to visit the parks at a relaxed pace, with less stress. A good way to prepare for your days at Walt Disney World is to become familiar with the parks, their layouts and policies. Review the attractions at the parks to see what your family would like to visit.Choosing a time to visit Walt Disney World is one of the most important steps in your vacation it can help you on your way to your best vacation ever! Copyright MouseAdvisor.com, All Rights Reserved.
Baggallini bags make it easier than ever to travel with all the right compartments.Baggallini Inc. was founded in 1995 by Dixie Powers and Ann Simmons, two women who sought out to make a difference in the bag industry. They knew their purpose was to find not only bags that were stylish and colorful, but functional. Functional in every way. Designed by flight industry, these totes had to be everything the modern traveler needed to get their destination the easiest way.What they didnt expect to find that the fashion industry has begun to take notice. The bright color combinations such as tomato and mango, seafoam and black, and olive and spice, deserve all the attention they get. They functionality of the bags itself, is truly a wonder. With shoulder straps, cell phone holders, smaller wallets, and backpacks, all you ever need in a bag is there are waiting. Extra grip zippers, easily stacked totes, and available roll on bags make it easier than ever to prepare for any trip that awaits you.Everyone knows that the handbag industry is hot, so Baggallini bags fits right in with fashion industry. Nowadays people look for more than just what they can wear with their wardrobe. A bag that goes well with an outfit and can also pack your goods for the weekend is what this company has thought of. Ever need a bag just for overnight? Or one that is small but great for club hopping?Traveling is a big part of Baggallini, as you can tell by their design. Its not easy to find the right bag for the right use, but with intelligent compartments and clever little extras that come with every bag, they do make it easy. Experience is shown and developed into the product, they each have a story to tell on their own, making them unique. The company promises to deliver with customer service, up to date designs, and fun, one of a kind color combos to keep their growing followers happy.
A travel reservation service will off the best travel savings for United Kingdom hotels. Booking your hotel reservation needs early will save you money on a surmountable amount of hotels that are located throughout the United Kingdom. If you need to know what the travel savings for United Kingdom hotels in London, just click on a convenient link on their website and all the information you need will be found there. These travel reservations reservation services are able to give you abundant travel savings for United Kingdom hotels through the use of promotional codes that you can use when you are making your travel reservations through the Internet. Not only do they offer you travel savings for United Kingdom hotels, but they have flights going out all of the time to other areas of the world as well.If you need to know what the travel savings for United Kingdom hotels in Birmingham, that information is just click away, by using the convenient link on the travel reservation service website. The information will not only be there, but it will also offer you other top travel destination hotels that are available throughout the United Kingdom.Some of the best travel savings for United Kingdom hotels can be found in rooms in Salisbury, that are set in a lovely rose garden on the edge of the Avon River. Imagine the luxurious accommodations, and realize the value in having a view such as this from your hotel room.Some of the best travel savings for United Kingdom hotels will be quickly recognized by the ratings placed on some of the hotel listings by AAA. To savvy travelers of the world, this trademarked symbol will let them know that they are going to receive a discounted rate on their hotel room as they have possibly, hundreds of times before.Perhaps the best travel savings in United Kingdom hotels will be recognized by the money that is saved while booking conventions, on 5 Acre estates with a bar, restaurant and all of the modern conveniences that will certainly impress your invited guests. The business that is achieved by companies through these gatherings will definitely make them realize they got a great deal from staying at a conference hotel in Great Britain. These travel reservation services clearly have a multitude of travel savings for United Kingdom hotels to offer you. They can show you the exquisite beauty that you will find at the historic hotels that date back, in some places, to the 13th century. The opportunity to enjoy such immense luxury will certainly tell you that you are getting the best in travel savings for United Kingdom hotels.Whether you select some of the best travel savings for United Kingdom hotels offered by the travel reservations services for cities of Liverpool, Lincoln, York, Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and as far as Belfast, or you contact the hotels directly, these elegant locations will have several bargains to offer that travelers to Great Britain will certainly enjoy.
Hello From Montreal - Part 8 - Mexican Delights At La Iguana And A Peak At The Montreal Jazz Festival
June 30, 2006The Plateau area is one of the trendiest areas of Montreal, so I decided to explore it a little further after my discoveries of Old Montreal. From my hotel I hopped into the subway at Place dArmes and took the blue train north to Sherbrooke. I enjoyed a wonderful stroll through the St-Denis neighbourhood, considered by many to be the most typical of Montreals neighbourhoods. Hundreds of street cafs, restaurants and funky boutiques line the street.The streets in the area are characterized by duplexes or triplexes that have the typical Montreal exterior staircases in the front, many of which are used as comfortable places of rest and relaxation by the local residents. Many of the houses also feature small balconies on the upper floors, most of which are accompanied by small bistro tables and chairs for the outdoor enjoyment of the apartment residents.The rooflines of in this neighbourhood are also very unusual: dormers and fake mansards add interest to the architectural mix. The atmosphere is very relaxed, artsy and bohemian. I continued my walk west on a small street call rue Roy and came across a Mexican restaurant called La Iguana that also has a small outdoor sitting area. Every since my earlier trip to Mexico this year I have developed a taste for authentic Mexican food and "La Iguana" with its Mexican flair pulled me in.I sat down at a comfortable table in the corner with a perfect view of the restaurant and the street outside. Unfortunately, the sky was clouding over and shortly after another tropical thunderstorm was unleashed on the city, the third one today.To find out more about this restaurant I asked the owner, Fred Saunders, who jointly owns the restaurant with his wife Julie Chiasson, to join me for a bit. Over a mojito he started to tell me about La Iguana and how it all came about. Fred and Julie have travelled numerous times to Mexico together and fallen in love with the country and its flavours. Fred mentioned that they have visited many places on the coast, including Acapulco, Ixtapa, Playa del Carmen as well as Cozumel. Fred and Julie both enjoy scuba diving and have been enjoying underwater adventures in Mexico for the last four years.They started dreaming of creating their own Mexican restaurant and finally three years ago, they opened La Iguana. Fred mentioned that it is open seven days a week for dinner and also opens Friday for lunch. Every Thursday to Saturday they feature live Cuban music that entertains the crowd with hot Latin rhythms. Fred mentioned that La Iguana also provides a catering service and a musician rental service for two to 21 musicians, a new service which they started a couple of months ago.Fred further explained that the restaurant receives many guests from various hotels and tourism establishments. Just a week earlier, La Iguana hosted the British racing team which was in town for the Montreal Grand Prix. Fred mentioned that they referred to their experience at La Iguana as the "best Mexican food they have ever had".La Iguana is actually quite a small restaurant. It seats 64 people in total, including the tables on the sidewalk and the enclosed terrace which is also heated in the winter. Fred indicated that there are many nights when he has to turn away 50 to 60 people since he simply does not have the capacity to accommodate all the guests. For this reason he and Julie came up with the idea of opening another La Iguana. The second location will be downtown, and even beyond that Fred and Julies dreams extend to opening more locations, later on even in Ontario and different parts of Canada. Their dreams are to open a chain of [*_*] restaurants that will bring their concept of Mexican food to Canadians from coast to coast.Big plans are in store for the new edition of [*_*] which is scheduled to open next spring in downtown Montreal. The new restaurant will be more spacious and feature a grill, allowing guests to order a whole fish hot off the grill. In addition it will also house a museum with authentic artifacts that will be provided by the Mexican Embassy. In addition, the new location will showcase live iguanas and live parrots to create an authentic Mexican atmosphere.Talking about the history of [*_*], Fred shared with me that right from the start the restaurant got good reviews. Their interesting dishes and plentiful portions might have something to do with it. Fred indicated that their fajitas and burritos are extremely popular. Ceviche, an authentic Mexican dish with seafood marinated in lime juice and coriander has also become a favourite. [*_*]s Camarones Acapulco consist of a half a pound of giant shrimps in garlic butter with orange zest and flambed with Grand Marnier. This signature dish is a crowd pleaser and looks like a sun with yellow rays.Fred describes the cuisine at [*_*] as upscale Mexican and adds that the wine list is extensive with bottles ranging in price anywhere from $28 to $800. In addition, he and Julie have gone on research trips to Mexico and come back with 35 different types of Tequila that are all privately imported, another unique feature of [*_*].Well, with all this talk of tasty delicacies I was getting hungry and I wanted a chance to sample some of [*_*]s food first-hand. I decided to order the [*_*] Special: a large platter featuring stuffed jalapeos, guacamole, potato skins, cheese quesadilla, chicken wings, nopales (cactus) and flautas (egg rolls), served with sour cream and a spicy sauce. This dish gave me a great overview of [*_*]s cuisine and I savoured the tastes of Mexico. Then Fred surprised me with Shrimps Acapulco, one of [*_*]s signature dishes featuring huge shrimp in a Grand Marnier sauce. My appetite was more than satiated but I just had to try [*_*]s fried icecream for dessert which was a sinful and delicious way to cap off a very satisfying meal.After some relaxing and listening to the live Cuban music I thanked Fred and headed out into the warm summer night. I walked down Boulevard St. Laurent, or The Main, Montreals principal north-south connection that divides the city into an eastern (mostly francophone) and western (mostly Anglophone) part. The many restaurants were filled with people and street life was animated. I walked through the pedestrian area on Prince Arthur Street, another popular restaurant area, to head south to Sherbrooke Street, one of Montreals main east-west thoroughfares. From there I made it to St. Catharines Street, the headquarters of Montreals famous Jazz Festival.Montreals Jazz Festival is in its 27th year and over the course of two weeks from June 28 to July 9, 2006 more than 400 concerts will have been held, the vast majority of them free. B.B. Kings 80th Birthday Event was held on June 28. It is the largest jazz festival in the world and a true signature event for the city, drawing hundreds of thousands of visitors. The festival is centered around Place des Arts and the Complexe Desjardins and with my packed schedule over these next few days tonight was my only chance to get a sneak peak at Montreals Jazz Festival. The crowds in front of the main stage and on St. Catharines were filling the streets as far as the eye could see and the audience were swaying to the rhythms of Afrodizz, Montreals best Afrobeat group, in front of a huge audience at the Scne General Motors .What started 27 years ago as the dream of jazz aficionado Alain Simard has become the worlds biggest jazz festival that has featured stars like Ray Charles, Chick Corea, John Lee Hooker, Dave Brubeck, Muddy Waters, Dizzy Gillespie, B.B. King, Ella Fitzgerald, Count Basie, Chuck Mangione, Tony Bennett, Branford Marsalis, Wynton Marsalis, George Benson, Holly Cole, Al Jareau and hundreds more. This years lineup included a tribute to Paul Simon, appearances by Dave Brubeck, Brad Mehldau, Etta James and The Neville Brothers. More than 2000 musicians will be coming to town to excite the crowds.With African rhythms swirling through my head I strolled back slowly to my hotel, reflecting on Montreals superb qualifications as one of the worlds major festival cities. I needed to catch enough rest for my early morning bicycle tour of Montreal.For the entire article including photos please visithttp://www.travelandtransitions.com/stories_photos/montreal_laiguana_jazzfestival.htm
Vacationing on Hawaiis Big Island: Where You Should StayAre you looking to take a family vacation or even a romantic getaway? If so, have you decided on a vacation destination yet? Each year, millions of individuals spend days, even weeks, search for the perfect place to spend their next family vacation or romantic getaway. What many people do not realize is that the perfect destination is a lot closer than they think, in Hawaii.If you are interested in visiting Hawaii, you will need to choose an island to visit. Of course, you can always schedule an inter-island Hawaiian vacation, but it might be better to just focus on one for now. Your choices will likely include Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui, Big Island, and Lanai. One of the most amazing things about Hawaii is each of the islands is amazing all on their own. Although this may seem nice, it may make choosing your next Hawaii vacation destination a little bit harder. It is sometimes hard to choose which island to visit, since they are all perfect. As nice as Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, and Lanai are, you may want to think about making your next Hawaii trip be to Hawaiis Big Island.When it comes to Big Island vacations, one of the first things vacationers what to know is what you can do on the island. It is important to concentrate on the fun island activities that you may enjoy, but, perhaps, it is better to focus on where you can stay on Hawaiis Big Island. You cant enjoy an extended vacation without overnight accommodations; therefore, those accommodations should be one of the first things that you focus on, when planning a Big Island vacation. Luckily for you and the rest of your traveling party, you have a number of different options, when it comes to choosing your Big Island overnight accommodations.If you are like many other travelers there is a good chance that you chose Hawaii, not only for its beauty, but also for the seclusion. Positioned away from the United States, Hawaii often feels as if it is a country all on its own. If the privacy and seclusion is what brought you to Hawaiis Big Island, you may also want to incorporate that into your overnight accommodations. If you are looking to enjoy your Big Island vacation, in a relatively calm and peaceful matter, you may want to examine Big Island vacation rentals. Big Island vacation rentals are available all across Big Island. You may also enjoy the fact that vacation rentals come in a number of different sizes and styles. Whether you are looking for a luxury Big Island vacation rental or one that can accommodate a large family, there are multiple vacation rentals out there that could give you just what you need.As popular as Big Island vacation rentals are, there are some individuals who wish to stay at other locations. Whether you are traveling to Big Island with your family or just with your romantic partner, you may want to examine Hawaii Big Island vacation resorts. Hawaii Big Island vacation resorts are also positioned all across the island; however, they tend to be most popular along the cost. What is nice about most Hawaii Big Island vacation resorts is that you arent just given a place to stay. Resorts are designed to give travelers everything that they need, all in one place. This means that by choosing to stay at a Big Island vacation resort you should have access to onsite swimming pools, hot tubs, tennis courts, golf courses, restaurants, souvenir shops, and beauty salons. For fun and convenience, a Big Island vacation resort may be able to give you just what you need.As nice as Big Island vacation rentals and Big Island vacation resorts are, they can get quite costly. If you are looking to save money on your next Big Island vacation, you may want to think about staying at a hotel. While most hotels are not as nice as most vacation resorts, you will find that they do offer great accommodations and services for an affordable price. In fact, on Hawaiis Big Island, most vacation hotels come equipped with onsite restaurants, fitness centers, laundry facilities, and swimming pools. With a little bit of research, you could easily find a Big Island hotel that makes you feel as if you are staying a vacation resort, without having to pay the full price.As you can see, if you are planning a Hawaii Big Island vacation, you have a number of different places to stay. Whether you are traveling in December or July, you are advised to make your reservations, no matter where they are, ahead of time.