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10 Amazing Tips for Travel Budgeting in Hong Kong

Are you heading to Hong Kong soon but on a tight budget? Known as a shopping district, we're sure your first impression of Hong Kong is that it'll cost you...a lot. But, that's not the case because you can actually take a holiday in Hong Kong without breaking the bank.

  1. First of all, it's best to find affordable yet quality places to stay in during your holiday. One option is to go for a hostel. Hostels are cheaper than hotels but note that these are usually dorm-type so expect to share the room with other tourists.
  2. If you'd like a better place to stay in, your chance of scoring a nice room at a reasonable rate is to book early. Be aware that rates shoot up on weekends.
  3. Bring travel-size toiletries with you so you don't need to buy.
  4. Opt for more affordable dining options instead of eating at fancy restaurants.
  5. Take a walk. Really, you'll appreciate Hong Kong life when you take a stroll instead of taking a cab or riding the subway. Plus, it's free!
  6. Enjoy a short journey across the water to Hong Kong Central by taking a ferry. It's just a little over five HK dollars.
  7. Want to enjoy a beautiful sunset? You're free to enjoy the Hong Kong skyline from the Kowloon area.
  8. You can also get photo opportunities at the Avenue of Stars--for free, of course.
  9. Another free yet satisfying thing you can do around the Avenue of Stars is too the spectacle of lights that is Hong Kong. See the buildings light up the sky right across Victoria Harbour.
  10. Ever heard of the Central Mid-Level Escalators? We heard it's fun to ride...and free as well!

As you can see, by doing minor adjustments in your trip, you'll be able to cut the cost of your stay in Hong Kong.

Avoid sky high prices by booking your holiday in advance. Book a vacation with a travel agent today!

A Romantic Holiday at Dolphin Bay Resorts and Spa, California

Located in California's central coast, Pismo Beach is a famous destination for the long stretch of white beach and its spectacular sunset. It is also home to some fabulous wineries and a mix of activities for both the laid back and the adventurer. If you are looking for a romantic destination that's just within the United States, Pismo Beach is the perfect place to go.

Where can you stay for your romantic holiday in Pismo Beach? Ranked number 1 in hotels in Pismo Beach by TripAdvisor is Dolphin Bay Resorts and Spa. It is highly recommended by vacationers with their spacious and comfortable accommodations that overlook the Pacific Ocean as well as its topnotch restaurant. Add to that the exceptional service provided by the hotel staff and you'll definitely have the best romantic holiday you've ever had.

Make your romantic getaway with your partner extra special by booking a suite with a view at Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa. Aside from sipping wine while you watch the sunset together from your suite's balcony, there are a lot of other things you can do like golfing, riding the dunes, horseback riding, surfing, body boarding, and fishing. You wouldn't want to miss this opportunity to bond, right?

To book a holiday at Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa in Pismo Beach, call your trusted travel agent so they can set everything up for you!

Mount Carmel's Caves, a Study into Human Evolution The four caves of Mount Carmel include Tabun, Jamal, El-Wad and Skhul. The cave’s terraces are clustered next to each other on the southern side of Nahal Me’arot Valley which opens to the coastal plain on the western end of the Carmel range. read more
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Four Seasons Resort Maui At Wailea The Maui branch of the world renowned Four Seasons Resorts flagship is set on an enchanting enclave whose charm and beauty are poised to give you a memorable holiday. The tropical gardens and the peaks of Haleakala form a spectacular backdrop read more
Its Time You Explored The Historic Monuments Zone of Tlacotalpan The surviving ensemble constitutes of 153 blocks on a 75 hectares piece of land. It is divided into 2 distinct sectors – the Spanish Quarter in the west and the Native Quarter in the east. The Spanish Quarter was large as opposed to the Native Quarter. read more
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October 2 @ 8:00 am - October 10 @ 5:00 pm
Guelph Museums is partnering with Frederick Travel Waterloo to offer In the Footsteps of John McCrae: Tour of France and Belgium. Participants will travel to Europe from October 2 to 10 with Guelph Museums’ curator and renowned John McCrae expert, Bev Dietrich. They will visit important First World War landmarks, and see the places where John McCrae served as a soldier and doctor, and where he was inspired to write In Flanders Fields. The cost is $3495 per person twin/double or $3980 per single room.

To register, contact Ingrid Nardella at Frederick Travel, ingridn@ftwaterloo.com, 519-745-1860, or 1-800-578-8958

Friday, October 2

Toronto – Paris (in-flight meals and entertainment)
This evening we board our non-stop flight to travel from Toronto to Paris. Air Canada 880 departing at 19:25.

 

Saturday, October 3
Paris (D)

08:30 arrival in CDG. Meet our bus driver and transfer to our central Paris hotel– the Mercure Porte d'Orléans (2 nights). This afternoon 3-hour city tour of Paris. Welcome dinner in a typical Parisian restaurant

 

Sunday, October 4
Versailles – Paris (B)

Half-day tour to visit the Versailles Castle. Mid-day return to Paris and an open afternoon and evening for individual exploration.

Monday, October 5
Paris – Ovillers-La-Boisselle – Vimy (B, D)

Morning transfer to Ovillers-La-Boisselle. Visit the Lochnagar Memorial Crater. Open for lunch in the region. Continue to visit the Canadian National Vimy Memorial. Continue to Ypres (now known by its Flemish name of Ieper). Dinner at our hotel—Albion Hotel Ypres (5 nights).

Tuesday, October 6
Ieper (B, D)

We will walk (or transfer) to the IFF Museum and the square. The Museum shows how the First World War affected the lives of the thousands of people of different nationalities. Visit of the bell tower. The balance of this afternoon is left open for individual exploration and reflection. Dinner and departure for the Menin Gate where our group will lay a wreath. At 7:30 pm we will gather at the Gate as each evening at 8.00 pm the Last Post is sounded (depending on ceremony this day / date may be altered).

Wednesday, October 7
Ypres region (B, L)

Transfer to Essex Farm. Here we will have a guided visit of Essex Field Dressing Station and Essex Field Cemetery. The Canadian Medical Officer John McCrae served here. Lunch locally. This afternoon transfer to Sanctuary Wood and Hill 62 today a Canadian memorial which we will visit beside Sanctuary Wood on the top of Mount Sorrel.

 

Thursday, October 8
Ypres - Poperinge (B, D)

Visit to St. George Memorial Church. The church was built between 1927 and 1929 to remember the 250,000 British and Commonwealth soldiers who died in one of the four Flanders battles. We then transfer to Poperinge where we will visit Talbot House now a 'living museum'. Early in the evening we will enjoy dinner in a local brewery restaurant.

 

Friday, October 9
Calais – Boulogne - Ypres (B, D)

Depart to the North Sea (Channel) and along the coast to the Boulogne region. On the way we will have many photo stops – by example at Calais where we can see the white cliffs of Dover. Today we will visit Wimereux Cemetery. Wimereux Communal Cemetery contains 2,847, Commonwealth burials of the First World War, two of them unidentified. Buried among them is Lt. Col. John McCrae, author of the poem "In Flanders Fields." Return to Ypres and enjoy a Farewell dinner.

Saturday, October 10
Lille – Paris (B)

Breakfast and hotel check out – transfer to Lille for our fast train at 07:17 to Paris Airport CDG 08:14 and our return to Ontario. On arrival at CDG, check-in and board our non-stop return flight to Toronto. Air Canada 881 at 11:00. You may also elect to extend your stay in Europe.

 

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