Monday, August 30, 2010

Best Holiday Destinations Outside Europe: Visiting Seattle

Known as the Emerald City, Seattle is well used to its fair share of rain! Not that this doesn't have its disadvantages though. The city is a wonderfully green and vibrant colour, thanks to the very healthy plant life! Seattle is a wonderful place to visit though, and is full of interest. The Autumn brings (other than rain) the Octoberfest, a beer festival popular across the whole of the city, and Bumbershoot, a music festival, owing much to Seattle's fine history of wonderful musical exports.

You will find around the area of Seattle a wonderful array of places to visit, from beautiful lakes rivers and mountains, and in Seattle itself, you have the Harbour and of course just to the west of the city is the Puget Sound. The Seattle City scape is something to behold in its own right, and you will be hard pushed to find a city in the States that is so awash with art. There are many fine museums, and if culinary satisfaction is something that you travel for, then Seattle will treat you well. Seattle is a fine place to visit, and despite the reputation for rain, you should find the city in good weather during April and May, and June to August is often warm and sunny.

Finding flights to Seattle can sometimes be difficult, and flights tend to be more expensive between May and September, but you should be able to find relatively
cheap flights to Seattle online.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Combine Work with Play When Travelling Europe

One of the great things about my job is that I get to travel across the UK and occasionally to some of the best city destinations in Europe as part of my work - as well as for the sake of holiday and leisure as I frequently document in this travel blog. Of course it’s never ever going to be as much fun travelling Europe in this way when compared to seeing the many great European holiday destinations in the way I enjoyed then when I was on a backpacking trip - but at least it means you can see many great locations and never feel too tied down.

Whether it be for meetings Leeds, or for conferences and events in more exotic and exciting locations across Europe, one thing you can say is that you don’t get too bogged down in one area for too many months at a time. Of course, if you can tie in a business excursion with a few days holiday you can enjoy all these great holiday destinations after all the hard work is completed and then you can get the best of both worlds! After all, you would have to be crazy to pass up the opportunity to enjoy the best holiday destinations just because of a meeting or work. So why not combine the 2 - clearly all work and no play makes me a dull boy!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Booking Holiday Accommodation Made Easy Online

If you are planning to take a holiday in Europe this summer then regardless of your personal choice of Euro holiday destination, one of your main concerns will naturally be finding a suitable hotel, hostel or other form of holiday accommodation that falls within your budget in the place you are travelling to. Luckily for travellers of all ages, these days a holidaymaker or backpacker can readily use online resources to find cheap hotels in their chosen city destination quickly and easily and comparing prices and facilities that may be available in potential places to stay can now be carried out with ease at the push of a button or click of a mouse. Whether you are looking to make a 1 or 2 week hotel reservation for a family holiday in Europe or are looking to book a few nights stay at your next hostel in a city destination on a larger backpacking holiday in the European region, then the widespread availability of the internet has undoubtedly made the whole process incredibly simple and streamlined for travellers to find accommodation cheaply, quickly and easily.