Amazing cities in the US to take a vacation from home

Rest and recreation don't always have to involve traveling to the other side of the world. While the idea sounds very tempting, there are times when you just need to take a short break from the hustle and bustle of the city. It doesn't have to be remote, either; a short, temporary change of environment will do the trick. Have you ever had a stay? The United States is filled with hundreds of...

Relative clauses (3) – Other relative pronouns

We always use a relative clause beginning with whose + noun, particularly in written English, when talking about something that belongs to or is associated with a person. Compared: Example (1): Stevenson is an architect. His designs have won international acclaim. Example (1): Stevenson is an architect (whose) designs have won international acclaim. Example (2): Dr. Rowan has had to write...

Allowing the dream of traveling

The travel business is incredible. It is full of multiple opportunities to research online. Look at the multitude of sites dedicated to travel on the web, in magazines, on television and/or radio. Advertisers bombard us with their "Best Price!, Exotic Locations and Best Deals". When you travel, what are your main concerns? Is it the costs, or the types of accommodation, or what can we do with the...

Recycling old Christmas cards into Christmas decorations

Christmas decorations can be very expensive, especially if you don't buy them on sale AFTER Christmas. Adding one or two full-priced ornaments to your collection each year isn't that expensive, but if you buy a lot or are just starting your ornament collection, the cost can add up quickly. This is a great idea if you're short on money, like a lot of people are right now, or if you're just looking...

Disney World Specials to Watch For

Two families went on vacation to Disney World. They stayed at the same resort, ate at the same restaurants, saw the same shows, tried the same attractions, bought the same souvenirs, and even took the same flight home. They probably spent the same amount on their vacation, right? Wrong! One family spent $5,500 while the other spent only $2,700. Why did the two families that went on the same...

The UK’s Top 10 Hotels for Conference Rooms in 2006

The conference market appears to be on the up for UK hotels. "Hotels, universities and other academic venues, and conference/training venues tend to host more conferences than other venues (hotels, average 546 conferences; universities and conference/training centers, average 507)" (Survey on conference venues, published on Monday 18). September 2006 by the British Association of Conference...

beach vacation travel

Beach vacations can be really cheap or really expensive, depending on when you go, where you're going, and the level of luxury you're willing to pay for. First, let's talk about the "when". Vacations at popular beach vacation destinations during the tourist season will simply be more expensive than the same trip in the off-season. Prices for everything (hotels, food, tickets, etc.) from November...

7 birthday gift ideas for a girlfriend

Getting a birthday present for your girlfriend is probably one of the most difficult tasks in your life. Girls are very difficult to please and therefore it can be a torturous task to search for the perfect birthday present for her. But this quest becomes quite easy if you know almost everything about your girl. Yes, being familiar with her likes and dislikes is the only way to get her the...

First Monday in Ripley Mississippi

Believe it or not, Ripley Mississippi is full of thriving industries. Its streets are clean. His people smile. Someday soon, we need to send a team of great social scientists out there to explore how Ripley has achieved such great success that our entire nation can benefit. One attraction that obviously makes Ripley more successful is an event called FIRST MONDAY. It was launched in the latter...

Bavarian Pope trusts Germany to run Europe, others distrust Grand Inquisitor

German President Horst Koehler blasphemed, "Holy Father, welcome home, welcome home to Germany" and Bavarian Minister-President Edmund Stoiber of the Christian Social Union Party delivered "Bavarian Christian roots are strong and full of energy", music to the ears of the Bavarian Pope Benedict XVI. willing to inspire Germany so that Europe will follow her example in a macabre dance. The "holy...