US Military Had Time-Travel Technology For Last 40 Years

According to four American government whistleblowers, including Command Seargant Major Robert O’Dean, the US have been in possession of Tesla-based quantum access time-travel technology for the last 40 years.

This technology has been kept locked up in black projects being carried out by the United States and has been weaponized with it’s main uses for sequestration in time-loops of secret military installations including secret bases on Mars and, according to The Examiner:

“attempted imposition of a catastrophic timeline on humanity by withholding or manipulating information about future events.”

Michael Relfe is a whistleblower and a self-proclaimed former member of a secret Mars colony. Relfe claims he was recruited for the role in 1976 and was teleported to the Mars colony for a period of 20 years.

Relfe claims that once his mission on Mars was complete he was regressed by 20 years and teleported back to Earth in order to serve six years in the US Military before being honourably discharged in 1982.

Whistleblowers who have confirmed that there is a secret Mars colony include former member of the Armed Forces Michael Relfe, former US Army Command Seargant Major Robert Dean, DARPA Project Pegasus participant Andrew Basiago and former US DoD (Department of Defense) scientist Arthur Neumann.

The Mars Records is a book authored by Relfe’s wife in which he claims to remember two different types of people who visited Mars:

1. Temporary visitors such as politicians. Relfe claims they travel to and from Mars by jump-gate for a few weeks but are not time-traveled. They are considered to be VIP’s and are therefore off-limits.

2. Permanent staff who spend a total of 20 years on Mars. After they have carried out their duty they are age-reserved and time-traveled back to their space-time origin after having their memory wiped.

According to the whistleblowers there could be one or more secret US bases on Mars used for the occupation or defense of the solar system.

Andrew D. Basiago was a participant in DARPA’s Project Pegasus who he claims developed Tesla-based quantum teleportation and time-travel in the time-space hologram, therefore initiating a US-based program of time-space Chrononauts.

Basiago claims that the US government had completely operational teleportation capabilities as early as 1967 and that the government had trained a wide range of gifted and talented American children, including himself, to become American’s first generation of space-time explorers.

Basiago also claims that the mission was prepared for him by CIA officer Courtney M. Hunt who accompanied him on his second visit to Mars. According to Basiago both trips were made from a “jump room” located at a CIA facility in El Segundo, CA. The ultimate goal of the mission was to establish the fact that Mars is an inhabited planet and the CIA knew of Basiago’s plans to publicly release this information, therefore it was deemed a necessity for Basiago to go to Mars and experience it’s conditions first-hand.

Dr. Jean Maria Arrigo, an ethicist who works closely with U.S. military and intelligence agencies, confirmed that Basiago’s story was indeed true as did US Army Captain Ernest Garcia, whose career in US intelligence includes serving as a guard on the Dead Sea Scroll expeditions of Israeli archaeologist, Yigal Yadin, and as the Army security attaché to Project Pegasus.

Basiago claims that between 1969 and 1972 he viewed past and future events via a device called a Chronovisor. He claims to have teleported back and forth across the country in vortal tunnels which were opened in time-space with the use of Tesla-based teleporters at the Curtiss-Wright Aeronautical company facility in Wood RIdge, NJ and also at the Sandia National Laboratory in Sandia, NM.

Basiago has made many fascinating claims regarding the program including the allegation that time-travel is being used for the political control of the human population, that time-travel was being used to pre-identify and train US presidents, that time-travel was used for political surveillance and even that he viewed moving images of the 9/11 attacks which had been obtained from the future and brought back in time to the 1970s.

In July 2010, as part of a presentation, Dr. Courtney Brown of the Farsight Institute claimed that there are anomalies which suggest the US government are covertly preparing for a 2012/2013 cataclysmic event whilst hiding the truth from the general public.

The anomalies include the rapid expansion of DUMBS (Deep Underground Military Bases) which suggests that the US government have accepted the 2012/2013 timeline as the most probable future.

However, it has also been suggested that it’s a possibility that there may have been a fundamental miscalculation and therefore possibly the wrong conclusion in assuming that the 2012/2013 possible unfolding timeline will be the actual future, when actually it was just a potential future timeline which may never unfold.

Travelling to US from India for the First Time

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Tips for Travelling from India to US for First Time.

Travelling from India to US:

Hello friends, I have listed below some of things you should be aware of if you are travelling from INDIA to US on short business trip, Vacation, Studies and long business trip. This guide will help you ease your travel and also act as a guide to help you at every stage.

1. First book your airline tickets. There are many websites , where you can find good deals on air tickets. Some of them include makemytrip.com, cheaptickets.com , orbitz.com etc

Also you can book your tickets from airindia.com. Recommended is check with makemytrip.com

2. Once your tickets are booked, now start looking for accommodation. So that once you land here you know where you will be staying. If you don’t have friends then you can book a hotel. Also booking hotels you can also refer to the cheaptickets.com, orbitz.com, expedia.com etc.

3. If you are staying in a hotel and like to have home made food then you can book a hotel with kitchen. A hotel with kitchen will have a stove and few utensils for cooking.

4. Start your shopping for your trip to US. Based on my experience everyone need to bring almost every basic thing you need on a daily basis. These items are sufficient enough up to 3-4 months minimum. By when you will become familiar with the place and people.

5. Make sure your not bringing things in access, so that they don’t expire by the time you use them.

6. You can also get your India cell phone here for use. Almost all GSM phones can be used in the US with a pre paid cellular companies. There are 2 companies which offer you prepaid cards AT&T and T-Mobile are the 2 service providers.

7. If you already have a Laptop with you can bring the same, so that you have an access to internet as soon as you arrive. Internet is available in many airpots as well. If you don’t have a laptop and have plans for buying them please hold on…you can buy a very good laptop for cheap price in US than in INDIA. Check dell.com or deals2buy.com for good deals on laptops are other electronics.

8. Get to know more about the place to which you are travelling. Information like kind of weather over the year and the current temperature. So that based on that you can bring some warm clothes. You can check for information in goggle buy typing your destination name.

9. Buying the basic things like food, ready to eat, food grams and also few utensils for you to cook at least for few days.

10. Before you travel buy some good travel insurance and also you can buy a health insurance. Unlike in India, here medical services are very expensive without Health insurance. Try find some good insurance company in google. Also there are few companies who provide health Insurance before you travel. Example HDFC, ICICI etc

11. Make sure you have all the documents, whichever is applicable to you before you travel. Keep your tickets and passport and any other documents in a separate place. Has this will be checked at various stages before boarding the plane.

12. You are allowed to carry 2 big bags , 1 cabin bag and I laptop bag. Please check the airline which are travelling for dimensions and allowed weight limits if any. Usually you can carry about 23kg in each big bag and up to 8kg in cabin bag.

13. You can pack all your stuffs which are less expensive in your big bags. All important documents and expensive , delicate items should be packed in your cabin bags. Because the check in bags(2 big ones may not be handled smoothly.

14. Get some foreign currencies and also some Indian currencies. You also find foreign exchange stalls in all airports. But these could be little expensive. Get more of small denomination.

15. Food will be provided in the plane up to four times. So you don’t have to pack any food items with your to eat in plane.

16. Once you are here, you can buy calling cards to call your family back in india. SOme of them are airtelcallinghome, reliance calling card, reliable calling card and many more etc.

For more information Please drop in your comments and how this could be improved.

Top 50 US Travel Destinations of 2015

The Best Places to See in the USA, from Maine to California, Washington to Florida

When it comes to sightseeing in the USA, there’s really no comparison to anywhere else. Where in the world besides the United States can you find 18 mile wide canyons, giant geothermal calderas, historic cities, and some of the most dramatic coastlines found anywhere? This page will review some of the best places to visit in the United States, including favorites like New York City, California, New England, the Southwest, Gulf Coast, Midwest, and the Pacific Northwest (continental U.S. only – the lower 48 states).

Intro photo of the Grand Canyon by Jim Trodel.
Great Smoky Mountain National Park
Great Smoky Mountain National Park
East Coast USA Destinations
Places you’ll want to see from Maine to Florida

The East Coast contains not only a good percentage of the US population, but big cities like New York, the New England states, the middle Atlantic, and the southern states. A trip here is best planned using I-95 as your base. Read more about the attractions you’ll see along the way here:

1. Starting in the northeast, New England is a beautiful, relatively small region covering six unique states.

2. While you’re in New England, don’t forget to check out the over 550 miles of coastline on scenic Cape Cod.

3. Everyone from the United States wants to see New York City. Times Square, Greenwich Village, the Brooklyn Bridge, the former WTC site, and Little Italy make it one of the most unique cities in the world.

4. The shore of Long Island is a New Yorker’s weekend paradise, and has some of the best stretches of pristine sandy beaches on the east coast.

5. Washington DC is the paramount of free vacationing. With hundreds of museums, memorials, and gardens to see and experience, it ranks amongst the top destinations in the USA.

6. Great Smoky Mountain National Park on the North Carolina-Tennessee border affords outstanding mountain landscape views, with winding scenic backroads and the famous Blue Ridge Parkway.

7. The Hampton Roads region of Virginia contains the cities of Norfolk, Hampton, Chesapeake, and Virginia Beach. They are known for their beaches, giant naval station, and the seemingly endless Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel.

8. South of Hampton Roads, you can find the Outer Banks of North Carolina. This area is a series of barrier islands and peninsulas guarding the coast of North Carolina. On the islands, you’ll find lighthouses, blue skies, dunes, and unbelievable white, sandy beaches.

9. South Carolina’s Myrtle Beach provides a welcome entrance to the coastline of the Palmetto State. Boardwalks, ocean piers, and palmetto lined beaches make it a great place to take the family.

10. The other prize coastal jewel of South Carolina is the historic city of Charleston. The city boasts cobblestone streets, open air markets, and the Civil War battleground, Fort Sumter. Directly south along the coast is Tybee Island in Georgia, as well as beautiful Savannah.

11. Back on I-95 you can head directly south to the city of Jacksonville, Florida. The city is the biggest in the Sunshine State, and the commercial gateway to the attractions of the rest of coastal Florida. It is also where you can pick up the I-10 highway, part of the Southern Route.

12. One of America’s most beautiful pieces of coastline is the Atlantic Coast of Florida. Daytona Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and Key West make for an unforgettable experience.
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The Gulf Coast
Incredible places to see and visit in Florida, Louisiana, Alabama, Missisippi, and Texas

The Gulf Coast, which includes the states of Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas, has many unique attributes and influences that set it apart from the rest of the country.

13. One of the fastest growing cities in the United States is Tampa, known for its outstanding beaches, nightlife, and infinite water activities.

14. With an impressive collection of mangroves, waterways, and endangered species, seeing the threatened Everglades region of Southern Florida will inspire you to help take action to protect this beautiful landscape.

15. Museums, parks, and historical southern architecture are brimming over in the Gulf Coast’s third largest city, Mobile.

16. 62 miles of scenic coastline and beaches of the Mississippi Coast are slowly but surely recovering from the devastating BP oil spill.

17. New Orleans is a city of comebacks, as the city has been fighting to restore itself beyond its pre-Katrina state, and is home to the 2010 Super Bowl Champions, the Saints.

18. Roughly 624 miles of coastline along the Gulf of Mexico are awaiting, ready to explore along the Texas Gulf Coast.

19. Home of the Alamo, the Riverwalk, and Sea World, the mid-Texas city of San Antonio is an unexpected treat right in the smack dab middle of the Lone Star state.

20. Miles of unprotected borders along the Rio Grande, the massive St. Elena Canyon, and some of the least explored places in the country are all found at Big Bend National Park of Texas.
Mount Rushmore
Mount Rushmore
The Midwest and the Great Plains
The best places to see in the middle of the USA

21. Rural landscape has been reclaimed in Ohio’s Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

22. Towering beachfront sand dunes hundreds of miles from any ocean? The strange but beautiful views found at Indiana Sand Dunes State Park will inspire many photographs and stories.

23. Over 200 preserved Native American effigy mounds comprise the massive, enigmatic Effigy Mounds National Monument area of Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

24. Wisconsin Dells is made up exquisite golf courses, spas, riverfront cottages, and perhaps what they are best known for, water parks.

25. While by appearance it looks like the jagged northern coast of Maine, what you are actually looking at is the incredible Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

26. Chicago, aka the Windy City, aka The Second City, is home to not just deep dish pizza, but the Art Institute of Chicago, the gorgeous Lake Michigan waterfront, and some of the best restaurants in the entire country.

27. Visit South Dakota’s unforgettable wide open space at Badlands National Park, containing sandstone buttes, the largest mixed grass prairie in the USA, and a view that extends for dozens of miles to the horizon.

28. The biggest sculpture in the world, Mount Rushmore, is best appreciated in person to view its full grandeur.

Beach And Spoke Vacations

Groups today are always looking for more options and less regimentation. They want to do their own thing, but want to have plenty of choices of things to do. And of course everyone enjoys waking up to the sound of the surf or watching the sun rise or set over the sparkling water. Lets look at some popular beach destinations that offer an array of options for your travelers.

Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach, S.C., for example offers plenty to do. In addition to its wellknown Grand Strand and many theatres, there are many local options. Tour the low country in a 14-passenger safari jeep. Enjoy a cruise on the Suncruz Casino Boat. Pirates and Ghosts along the Coast includes the historic communities of Murrells Inlet, Huntington Beach and Pawleys Island, all of which have histories that predate the Revolutionary War. Pine Trees, Cotton, Tobacco and Now Y’all visits Horry and Marion Counties to learn how the lumber, cotton and tobacco industries each once flourished in this area that is now fueled by tourism. Other options include coastline cruises, city tours, golf or a basket-weaving workshop. Pickups and drop-offs are provided for individuals within your group for any of these.

A favorite side trip from here is to nearby Florence. Its War Between the States Museum includes artifacts and memorabilia from 1850-1900, including items from the Florence Stockade, a Union prison camp. Florence National Cemetery has veterans from five wars buried in this thirty-acre shrine, known as South Carolinas Little Arlington. The Dooley Planetarium at Francis Marion University features a 33-foot dome with 2300 stars projected. The Florence Railroad Museum includes a restored caboose and box car filled with railroad memorabilia.

Or consider Georgetown. The Hopsewee Plantation is the birthplace of Thomas Lynch Jr. a signer of the Declaration of Independence. Its grounds feature two original slave cabins and a beautiful view of the Santee River.

Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island, S.C., and the nearby communities of Beaufort, Bluffton and Daufuskie Island offer wonderful beaches, along with rich history and culture. The Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island offers a great way to become familiar with this history and culture. In addition to its indoor and outdoor exhibits, the museum offers 11 different tours and cruises to highlight the areas African American, Native American and Civil War history, along with the areas diverse ecology. The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina features visual and performing arts, including theatre, music and dance. There are also a number of sightseeing cruises available from the marinas, to watch dolphins or eagles, pull crab pots, view oyster beds or just watch the sunset.

The historic town of Bluffton features a variety of art galleries and shops in its downtown area. The charming and historic town of Beaufort offers the Arsenal, historic churches and dozens of historic homes dating back to the early 1700s.

While Hilton Head Island and the surrounding communities offer days of options, its proximity to Savannah and Charleston also make it attractive. Charleston is 75 miles away and Savannah is only 45 miles away, making each very feasible for a side-trip. An interesting option for Savannah would be to go by boat, a trip that is touted as being faster than driving.

Virginia Beach

Virginia Beach offers 35 miles of beaches and 121 navigable miles of waterways. Its historic Boardwalk stretches for three miles and bustles with bicyclists and walkers who enjoy the many outdoor cafes and three oceanfront stages. The Virginia Aquarium here is one of the countrys finest with 70,000-plus gallons of aquariums, live animal exhibits and over 300 exhibits. The fishing is great year-round, with rich waters for both inshore and offshore fishing. In the winter boats go whale watching for humpback and fin whales and in the summer they are replaced by bottlenose dolphins.

Different Types Of Travel Agencies

The main function of any travel agency is to, of course, act as an agent. This includes selling tickets and travel products, reservations, and so on, on behalf of one or several suppliers. Travel agents generally work with no charge to the traveler him or herself. Rather, the travel agent takes a small commission from the overall cost. Again, this isn’t added on top of the sale or anything like that. Rather, their commission is taken out of the advertised price.

So why go through a travel agent? Well, besides the simplicity and convenience, the main draw is that travel agents receive tickets at significant discounts.

This is pretty much how travel agencies work the world over. However, there are a few different types of travel agents&

General Sales Agents for Foreign Travel Companies

A general sales agent is something like a tourism ambassador. A company with its headquarters located in, say, Japan, might set up travel agency offices all around the world to encourage tourism to the country where their headquarters is located. The travel agent will still seek to find better deals for their customers (as, after all, that’s what turns a customer into a return customer), so they are not indebted to any one airline or hotel, but, they do tend to focus strictly on travel to, and within, the country where their headquarters is located.

Business and Commercial Travel Agencies

Most travel agencies have a department of business travel and a department of leisure travel. The needs for one traveler and the other tend to vary in a few significant ways, and so, splitting up the duties amongst a couple of departments can help to allow either department to specialize, finding better deals for business travelers on the one hand, and better deals for leisure travelers on the other. However, there are also travel agencies that specialize strictly in business and commercial travel. Incidentally, there aren’t a whole lot of agencies that restrict themselves solely to leisure travel.

By Class

In the United States, there are several main types of travel agencies: corporate-owned national chains, national/international franchises, membership associations — such as AAA — and independent, locally owned travel agencies with no brand or corporate affiliation. National chains will have the most consistent policies and pricing not matter where you go, and often the best international “hotline” customer service, but not always. Big-name franchises offer similar perks but different local owners can opt out of certain promotions and pricing specials. Membership-based associations are often less commission-focused since they rely on member fees. Independent agencies tend to cater to niche markets, such as assisting sports teams, church and school groups looking for inexpensive travel, and large group options.

Cargo Travel Agencies

A few travel agencies specialize in shipping cargo. Of course& that’s not entirely relevant if you’re looking to fly for business or personal reasons. Still, this should go to show how many different areas an individual agency can specialize in.

Online Travel Agencies

One of the real boons to the travel agency industry has been the use of the internet to allow travel agents to let their travelers compare a wide variety of options for hotels and airline tickets. Ironically, there was some fear for a period of time that, by selling tickets directly to travellers, the travel agencies would go out of business. However, a handful of travel agencies have proven that, even if you can find good deals yourself, there are still instances where a travel agency can find you an even better one. Many traditional bricks-and-mortar travel agencies now have full-service web sites so that you can get the best of both worlds: convenience of self-serve online booking with the benefit of talking to a real person when you need it.

Multi-Destination and Niche Agencies

If you want to split it up into just two types of travel agency, you have multi-destination and niche. Multi-destination out-bound travel agencies are usually larger, offering flights to just about anywhere. Niche agencies are usually independent, and focus on one specific part of the world. If you’re flying to say, Greece, you might find a niche agent who knows the area very, very well. Most of these niche agencies cater mainly to people with family in that country, or who do business there on a regular basis.

Consider your individual needs, preferences, and trip objectives when choosing your travel agent. Different types of agencies provide different levels and types of services. If you are a frequent globe trotter, you may want to use a large corporate travel agency with many branches in countries all over the world. Or you may view travelling as a treasure hunt or puzzle, where researching and finding the most off-the-map places is half of the fun. If this is the case, a niche operator may be just the right travel partner for you.

Luxury Vacation Travel For A Fraction Of The Cost

Sometimes, if you are not careful, you end up paying a small fortune for a luxurious holiday. However, you tend to pay less when you make detailed plans.

The first thing you need to do, is to devise clear goals. Going there to learn about the history and culture? Or you are traveling for leisure? There are many different goals. Try to reconcile your needs with those of your travel companions. Tension can be avoided if you talk it over with your pals. Work on your traveling goals together.

The details become clearer once you get your goals down on paper. For example, if you are traveling to relax, focus more on that. Who will you be traveling with? Are there any additional tools you need to bring along? How many days do you intend to spend golfing? If you are going to golf, do you intend to do any business while you are golfing?

Having a range of activities will help prevent boredom. For example, on top of golfing, you can also plan for a leisure day at the beach, or a massage at the SPA. When one enjoyable moment follows another, there is nothing that could possibly spoil your mood!

Finally, going on luxury vacations usually mean that it’s time to pamper yourself. Distractions are abundant, so you must be careful not to let them spoil your vacation. Just focus on enjoying the trip. Peace and quiet is great for healing the spirit. So while traveling, just relax!

Once you have made up your mind to go on a luxury vacation, you will now have to pick a destination. Destinations differ in terms of facilities, scenery, and price. But there will be a place that will appeal to your own personal preferences.

When we talk about luxury vacations, we are referring to villas. Holiday resorts don’t come into the picture. Villas are much larger, and definitely better equipped with facilities. Besides being well facilitated, villas are also very exclusive. Because of exclusivity, be prepared to pay a higher price for the accommodation. For the price that you will be paying, you will get the whole villa to yourself.

Top luxury destinations include those in highly developed countries like the US and the UK. The main reason why such villas are the most expensive is because real estate is costly in these countries. Therefore, it is common to have to pay a premium price for villas in these nations.

If you find it too costly to have luxury holidays in US or UK, try staying in an Asian villa. You will be pleasantly surprised by the prices that you can get.

In addition, you will also see sights that you don’t normally see in western destinations. For example, you can visit temples and learn more about the eastern culture. Villas in Bali are well known for being spacious, well facilitated, and reasonably priced. Even the look and feel of the majestic villas is different. You can choose to live in small one room villas, or you can opt to stay in large 4 to 5 room villas.

You don’t have to spend a bomb to stay in a luxurious villa. Just make an online search to see what comes up. You may also wish to check out destinations such as Hawaii, New Zealand, and the Caribbean.

Top 12 Blogs For Travel Bloggers

This is a list of creative travel blogs that I read and follow. They are written by independent travel writers, the list include those that I consider as heavy-weights in travel blogging. These bloggers are associated with large travel sites/blogs but their focus is on living a unique life (getting to see the world around them) and be an insightful writers. All of them are fun and inspirational to read.

Blog: Everything-Everywhere

Writer: Gary Arndt

Gary has been on the road since 2007 as a professional traveller. On the blog you’ll find interviews with leading figures in the industry like Laura Bly from BlyOnTheFly.com. The posts are factual yet personal as they include Gary’s insights and reasons for visiting each of the destinations. Everything-Everywhere is the top travel blogger on Twitter according to its Klout score.

Most recent post: This Week In Travel – Episode 152

Blog: Nomadic Matt

Writer: Matt Kepness

Matt offers practical and tactical advice about how to travel better, cheaper and longer. The blog gives down-to-earth details about the best ways to explore the world. The blog is more of a collection of useful tips rather than a chronicle of Matt’s adventures although there is a travel guide section with info gathered from Matt’s travels since 2004. The site includes videos and a list of resources.

Most recent post: How To Travel Anywhere For Free

Blog: Go-See-Write

Writer: Michael Hodson

Travelling since 2008 he circumvented the globe without getting on a plane. The blog includes Michael’s adventures and experiences as he goes through each of the travel destinations. Dubai travel is included in the long list of destinations you can read about and there is a section of travel destination tips. The blog is a personal journey of a solo adventurer exploring the world.

Most recent post: Visiting One of the World’s Highest Lakes

Blog: Fox Nomad

Writer: Anil Polat

Chosen by the Huffington Post as one of the top travel writers to watch Anil is a full time traveller but a gadget geek as well, so the focus of the blog is often on the technical aspect of travel. He often visits countries which are off-the-beaten-track and gives practical advice about how to cope in places like Yemen and Iraq. On the blog you’ll find destination tips, tech posts, resources and insights into green travel and culture.

Most recent post: The Landmarks To Look Out For When Flying Into Istanbul

Blog: Legal Nomads

Writer: Jodi – A former Lawyer from Montreal

She has been travelling and eating her way around the world since 2008 and the blog focuses on food, culture and her adventures. One of the plus points about this travel writer’s blog is that it is ad-free (except for Amazon links) which makes it a very clean-cut blog to look at. This is a good blog to watch if you’re into food related travel, the blog is on the MSN list of top travel blogs.

Most recent post: Thrillable Hours: Doug Barber, Co-Founder of Minaa

Blog: Almost Fearless

Writer: Christine Gilbert

One of the top ranking travel & leisure blogs written by a mother traveling with her family since 2008, this blog has beautiful photography and the blend of family, self and travel. The family travel focus can be seen by the blog sections – life, kitchen, photos and kids. You’ll find some useful destination tips but more general life insights.

Most recent post: How I Spent 10 Years To Get Where I Started

Blog: Camels and Chocolates

Writer: Kristin Luna

One of the top travel writer blogs according to Elliott.org and other “top” lists due to the well written text. The writer is a professional journalist, has interviewed the stars and in addition is a travel addict. She covers a long list of travel destinations recording her adventures with the occasional travel destination tip thrown in. The blog boasts many photos of the travel writer in the various travel destinations.

Most recent post: Photo Friday: Columbus, Ohio

Blog: Johnny Vagabond

Writer: Wes

Another of the Huffington Post picks for best travel writer blogs, the charm of this blog is in the well written descriptions of the writer’s adventures. Wes is traveling around the world on a tight budget and taking brilliant pictures as he goes. The writing is engaging, intelligent and entertaining as well as giving you plenty of info about the travel destinations.

Most recent post: A Love Letter from the Philippines

Blog: 48 Hour Adventure

Writer: Justin Morris

A very useful and highly practical blog where each post is dedicated to a 48 hour plan of what to see and do in various travel destinations. What makes this travel & leisure blog standout is its no-nonsense usable quality. You’ll find a “48 hours in Dubai” post if you’re interested in Dubai travel, listing sites, how to get around, orientation and plenty of large photos.

Most recent post: 48 Hours in Reykjavik

Blog: Global Grasshopper

Writer: A team of travel writers Gary and Becky

Unlike many of the blogs on this list it is not a chronicle of any one person’s travels but rather a collection of inspirational travel stories and travel destination tips written by travel writers. For example you’ll find “top 10” lists, cool hotels and beautiful places as well as the section for travel snobs!

Most recent post: 10 of the Best Travel Destinations

Blog: Travel Business Success

Writer: Tourism Tim Warren

Since 1994 Tourism Tim Warren works to inspire, guide & connect tourism pros’ to realize their dreams. From Michigan to Mongolia, Baja to Bolivia, “Tourism Tim” Warren has helped 1000’s of small start-up tour operators to international business development agencies increase sales, arrivals and profits via his book, online courses and webinars. An entrepreneur at heart, he enjoys helping current & future travel entrepreneurs succeed financially following their passion of a profession in tourism.

Most recent post: 5 Travel Website Sales Tips

Blog: Y Travel Blog

Writer: Caz & Craig Makepeace

Caz & Craig originally from Central Coast of Australia alongside their daughters have been travelling round the world. Y Travel Blog was started in April 2010 as a way to share personal travel tips and stories to help others live their travel dreams. There consistency, dedication and global travel knowledge makes their travel site one of the best.

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Business Traveller Flying to London? A London City Guide for Getting to the Centre

London. The vibrant, beating heart of the United Kingdom. It’s one of the world’s most popular destinations for tourists, and for business travellers too. The amount of commerce that goes through London is staggering, with a financial centre second only to New York, and service industries that cater for both the UK, European and international markets. As the world’s most multicultural city – there are over 300 languages spoken by a population of over eight million people (twelve million if you include the metropolitan area) – the opportunities for business are clear.

With the UK strategically positioned for the business traveller on the western edge of Europe, London is a global hub for air travel, providing easy access to mainland Europe, and a stepping stone to the United States. Primarily served by five airports – Heathrow, Gatwick, City, Stansted and Luton – London is easily reached from anywhere in the world. But with the exception of London City Airport – smallest of the five and located in East London, close to the business district of Canary Wharf – the other four airports are satellites evenly dispersed around the city. The most popular, Heathrow, is located to the west of London; Gatwick is situated to the south; Stansted to the north east; and Luton to the North West. Knowing this before you make your travel plans can be useful. Since the greater metropolitan area of London covers over 1,000 square miles, your final business destination may not be right in the centre. Researching which airport is closest to your destination can save you time, effort and money.

However, whether you’re a business traveller flying from within the UK or from overseas, your starting destination may often determine the airport you arrive at. Other factors, such as your chosen time of travel, budget and availability will also make a difference. For example, if you’re travelling with a major international carrier from a major city, such as New York, the chances are you’ll arrive at Heathrow or Gatwick (Stansted also receives flights from New York but is the smallest of the three). If you’re travelling locally from within the UK with a budget carrier you’re more likely to arrive at Stansted or Luton (though not exclusively). And if you’re travelling from a major European city, particularly a financial capital, such as Frankfurt, London City Airport is a likely arrival point (the airport was created specifically to cater for short haul business travellers, particularly between financial centres).

Each airport is served by comprehensive rail and road infrastructure, providing business travellers with a variety of options to enter London. All five airports offer direct rail travel into the heart of Central London, coach travel to the main Victoria terminus, and hire car, mini-bus, licensed black cab and taxi services by road. If you’re a VIP business traveller, chauffeur services are also available, and with the exception of London City Airport, each also offer direct helicopter transfer into the heart of the city.

London Heathrow Airport

The busiest of the five airports is London Heathrow. Located less than twenty miles from central London, Heathrow is situated to the west of the city within the M25 motorway metropolitan boundary. The fastest route into London is via the Heathrow Express train service, taking just 15 minutes from terminals 1, 2 and 3 to Paddington station (located on the western side of Central London). If your flight arrives at either terminal 4 or 5 it’s a further four and six minutes travel time respectively, and you’ll need to transfer on to the main London-bound service at terminals 1, 2 and 3.

The service is excellent, offering comfort and convenience, but does not always suite everyone’s travel budget. The standard ‘Express’ single journey ticket costs £21.00 (€25.00 / $35.00), but business travellers can get better value when purchasing a return ticket, priced at £34.00 (€40.00 / $56.00). The ‘Business First’ ticket is more expensive, with singles costing £29.00 (€35.00 / $48.00) and returns £52.00 (€62.00 / $86.00), but it does afford business travellers considerably more leg room, the privacy of a ‘single seating’ layout, and a fold out table. The experience is akin to that of air travel. All passengers across both pricing structures enjoy access to electrical sockets, USB ports and free Wi-Fi. The overall quality of service and passenger experience generates a ‘wow’ factor, and if your budget can afford it, is certainly the smoothest, quickest and most convenient way to travel into London from Heathrow. Trains run regularly every fifteen minutes in both directions, particularly useful for last minute dashes to the airport.

There are two further rail options available to business travellers, both considerably less expensive, though this is reflected in the quality of service. That’s not to say either is not a good solution for business travellers, just that there is a noticeable difference in convenience and comfort.

With a service typically running every thirty minutes, and a journey duration – depending on the time of day – of between 23 and 27 minutes from terminals 1, 2 and 3, Heathrow Connect is more than adequate for business travellers who are not in a hurry. Like the rival Express service, Connect also arrives at Paddington station, but unlike its faster rival stops at up to five other stations before reaching its terminus. The ‘inconvenience’ of this less direct journey is compensated for by a considerably less expensive ticket price. Single journey’s cost £9.90 (€12.00 / $16.00) while a return is £19.80 (€24.00 / $32.00). There is no saving to be made from purchasing a return ticket. While the convenience and comfort of the traveller experience cannot match the Express, the Connect business travel solution is an acceptable compromise that suits a greater number of travel budgets.

The third – and least expensive – rail option is the London Underground ‘tube’ network. Despite the network’s name the majority of the journey from Heathrow is overground, until the business traveller nears Central London. Starting on the Piccadilly Line, the service connects all five Heathrow terminals and provides frequent trains into London, stopping at a considerable amount of outlying stations before arriving in the capital’s centre. This continually ‘interrupted’ journey – there are seventeen stops between Heathrow terminals 1, 2 and 3 and Paddington Tube station (the nearest equivalent tube terminus for a fair comparison) – and takes approximately fifty minutes journey time on average, considerably slower than its more direct rivals. This journey comparison also requires the inconvenience of a transfer between lines.

So why would the business traveller consider using the tube from Heathrow to Central London? Simple. The frequency of service, the array of destinations, and the cost. At a cash price of just £5.70 (€6.80 / $9.50) for a single journey in either direction during peak hours (06:30am to 09:30am), financially the Underground is an attractive option. At nearly half the price of the Heathrow Connect, and at just over a quarter of the price of the Heathrow Express, this service is comparably good value for money. Further value can be found if the business traveller purchases an ‘Oyster Card’, the ‘cashless’ electronic ticketing system beloved by so many Londoners. Available to purchase at Heathrow London Underground stations, this useful option allows you to get tickets cheaper than for cash – in this case a reduction to just £5.00 (€6.00 / $8.30). Off-peak travel with an Oyster Card offers even greater value, with Heathrow to Paddington in either direction costing just £3.00 (€3.60 / $5.00) per journey. The Oyster Card can also be used for unlimited travel on buses and trains throughout London, with a maximum daily spend capped at £17.00 (€20.00 / $28.00) peak time and just £8.90 (€10.60 / $15.00) off-peak for a six zone ticket (destinations across London are divided into six main zonal rings. Travelling from Heathrow to Central London crosses all six zones).

The Underground is primarily a city-wide mass transit system, rather than a ‘train’ service. As such the level of comfort and convenience is substantially less than that of both the Heathrow Express and Connect services, and at peak hours can be considerably uncomfortable. Having endured a recent flight, business travellers who choose this option run the risk of having to stand up the entire journey if travelling during peak hours. If the carriage is full to squeezing point (as is often the case at peak time) managing your luggage can be a challenge. It should also be noted that the tube network – which, as the world’s first urban mass-transit system is over 150 years old – is often prone to signal failures and delays. If the time between your arrival at Heathrow (don’t forget to factor in clearing immigration control, luggage collection and customs) and your business appointment is tight, particularly during peak hours, it is not unfair to say that you are taking a risk if you choose to use the Underground.

Compared to using rail, travelling by road into Central London is far less convenient. Like every major city around the world, traffic congestion plagues the streets of London. The M4 and A4 route from Heathrow into London is always busy and in parts can be slow moving at times. No matter what your method of road transport, the business traveller is vulnerable to the risk of delays and accidents.

Buses and coaches are plentiful. The dominant carrier is called National Express. They operate services between Heathrow Airport and London Victoria, the main coach terminus in London. From here travellers can travel to many other destinations around the UK. The coaches run from Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station, which is located between terminals 1, 2 and 3. Its well sign posted so easily found. If you’re arriving at terminals 4 or 5 you’ll need to first take the Heathrow Connect train to the central bus station. From Victoria Station you can get to any other part of London with ease, via the Underground, plentiful buses, local trains and licensed black cabs / minicab taxi services.

A single journey tickets start from £6.00 (€7.20 / $10.00), while returns cost £11.00 (€13.20 / $18.00). Although you can purchase your ticket at Heathrow, it is advisable to do so in advance, and online. This will ensure you have a guaranteed, reserved seat on your coach of choice, and also provide you with the opportunity to select a time of departure and/or return that best suits your needs. Typically this service runs three coaches per hour to and from London Victoria coach station. The journey time can vary, dependent on the route taken, the time of day and traffic conditions, but you can typically expect your journey to take between 40 and 90 minutes.

National Express also offers business travellers a Heathrow hotel transfer service to and from the airport, known as the Heathrow Hoppa. With hundreds of services each day running around the clock, it’s a clean, comfortable and affordable way to get about, costing £4.00 (€4.80 / $6.60) for single journey and £7.00 (€8.40/ $11.50) for a return journey. This service is particularly useful if your business appointment is located close to Heathrow and you have no need to travel into Central London.

An alternative to coach travel is taking a bus. This can be particularly useful if you arrive at Heathrow late at night. Depending on the day of the week, the N9 night bus runs approximately every 20 minutes to Trafalgar Square in Central London, from 11.30pm to 5am. The journey time is approximately 75 minutes, subject to traffic delays. It’s a very affordable service, and as part of the Transport for London infrastructure a single journey can be paid for with an Oyster Card (£1.40 (€1.70/ $2.30) or by cash (£2.40 (€2.90/ $4.00).

If your journey into London requires the freedom to choose to travel whenever you want, to wherever you want, or you simply require privacy, then private hire transport is readily available at Heathrow. If you’re just interested in getting from A to B and back again, without any other journeys in between, taking a licensed black cab or minicab taxi may suit your needs. Travelling in an iconic licensed black cab into Central London will take approximately 45-60 minutes, subject to traffic delays, and can typically cost between £50.00 (€60.00/ $83.00) and £80.00 (€96.00/ $132.00). If you do find yourself delayed in traffic the journey will cost more, since black cab meters also charge for waiting time when not moving. Black cabs are readily available at all hours, and good sign posting at Heathrow means they’re easy to find. At a squeeze up to five business travellers can be accommodated, though if you all have large luggage it will be a problem.

An alternative private hire to black cabs are licensed taxi services. This could be a better option for the business traveller, particularly if a number of people with luggage are travelling together. An array of vehicle types are available, ranging from standard 4/5 seater saloon and 6/7 passenger people carrier cars, up to 15 or 17 seater minibuses and even coach taxis. An added advantage is you can book your vehicle of choice in advance and at a fixed price. With so many different companies offering these services, prices – and quality of service – can vary, but typically for a single journey the business traveller can expect to pay a fixed, advance price of £40.00 (€48.00/ $66.00) for a saloon car; £50.00 (€60.00/ $83.00) for an estate car; £55.00 (€66.00/ $90.00) for an executive car; £55.00 (€66.00/ $90.00) for a people carrier; £65.00 (€78.00/ $108.00) for an 8 seater minibus; £80.00 (€96.00/ $132.00) for an executive people carrier; and £165.00 (€198.00/ $272.00) for a 16 seater minibus. Savings can be made on all tariffs if a return journey is booked in advance.

Travelling by black cab or licensed taxi affords the business traveller the freedom to travel at his or her own pace, and can take the hassle out of a journey. It can be a very relaxing way to commute from the airport into London, particularly after a long flight, and offers the business traveller an opportunity to unwind prior to their business appointment.

If you need to arrange senior executive or VIP transportation, chauffeur driven services are readily available (booked in advance) between Heathrow and London. The vehicle type and the length of time you require it for will dictate the price you’ll pay. Chauffeur driven services are readily available to find online. The same is true of helicopter charter services which can transfer the executive business traveller from Heathrow into Central London (Battersea Heliport) in approximately 15 minutes. Flightline Travel Management is experienced at providing our customers with both modes of transport, and we’re happy to take your enquiry.

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Planning Travel To The Magnificent Usa

The United States of America is one of most desired traveling locations in the world, thanks to a number of magnificent, famous sights that attract tourists from all over the world. No matter if your desired location is East Coast or West Coast of America, you will need to carefully plan your US Travel, because you will need at least 15 days a month to see some of hundreds of popular locations. Check out some of the US Top Events to get more ideas about which locations are most desireable for your visit! There are numerous US Travel Guides that will give you many useful information on how to get the most out of your visit to the USA.
Once you have made your choice about your desired destination and length of your trip, it is important to get prepared for the techincal details of your United States of America Travel.
Most foreigners must posses valid visa to enter United States of America. Only residents of 36 countries don’t need visa. Check on USA Government website to see if your country is one of those 36.
Make sure to contact USA embassy in your country to acquire visa in time before the travel. It is important to have in mind that after you apply for visa, you will have to undergo an interview in your local embassy, after which will be determined if you are eligible to travel to USA. Only younger than 13 years and older than 80 years don’t have to undergo intervew, so it is important to make timely actions before the travel to have enough of time to get visa on time.
Get relevant USA Travel information on time, like what you can bring into country.
USA customs will routinely screen through your luggage even if you don’t have anything for customs processing. USA Embassy in your country can provide you with information about what you can bring with you into USA, and what you can not. For example, you can not bring illegal goods, most plants and herbal products, as well drugs. Drug possession will actually lead to criminal prosecution, as it is in most of the countries in the world. So, it is best to avoid such mistakes.
After landing at a USA airport, you will go through customs procedures and fill out some entry forms that are required for foreign citizens and overviewed by Customs and Border Protection. The Officer in charge will take your biometric data to verify your identity and to see if there is relation to list of known criminals. Officer will probably ask you some questions to establish how long will you stay in the United States of America, do you have sufficient funds for your visit, where will you spend your time. If you are traveling with a child, it is necessary to have legal proof of custody or valid authorization for individual travel with the child.
After finishing customs and border control, you can enter USA and enjoy your visit!
Make sure to make the most out of your United States Travel!

The United States of America is one of most desired traveling locations in the world, thanks to a number of magnificent, famous sights that attract tourists from all over the world. No matter if your desired location is East Coast or West Coast of America, you will need to carefully plan your US Travel, because you will need at least 15 days a month to see some of hundreds of popular locations. Check out some of the US Top Events to get more ideas about which locations are most desireable for your visit! There are numerous US Travel Guides that will give you many useful information on how to get the most out of your visit to the USA.
Once you have made your choice about your desired destination and length of your trip, it is important to get prepared for the techincal details of your United States of America Travel.
Most foreigners must posses valid visa to enter United States of America. Only residents of 36 countries don’t need visa. Check on USA Government website to see if your country is one of those 36.
Make sure to contact USA embassy in your country to acquire visa in time before the travel. It is important to have in mind that after you apply for visa, you will have to undergo an interview in your local embassy, after which will be determined if you are eligible to travel to USA. Only younger than 13 years and older than 80 years don’t have to undergo intervew, so it is important to make timely actions before the travel to have enough of time to get visa on time.
Get relevant USA Travel information on time, like what you can bring into country.
USA customs will routinely screen through your luggage even if you don’t have anything for customs processing. USA Embassy in your country can provide you with information about what you can bring with you into USA, and what you can not. For example, you can not bring illegal goods, most plants and herbal products, as well drugs. Drug possession will actually lead to criminal prosecution, as it is in most of the countries in the world. So, it is best to avoid such mistakes.
After landing at a USA airport, you will go through customs procedures and fill out some entry forms that are required for foreign citizens and overviewed by Customs and Border Protection. The Officer in charge will take your biometric data to verify your identity and to see if there is relation to list of known criminals. Officer will probably ask you some questions to establish how long will you stay in the United States of America, do you have sufficient funds for your visit, where will you spend your time. If you are traveling with a child, it is necessary to have legal proof of custody or valid authorization for individual travel with the child.
After finishing customs and border control, you can enter USA and enjoy your visit!
Make sure to make the most out of your United States Travel!

Places To Visit In Usa

USA is the country made up of many faces from around the world. The diversity of the USA makes it a country that attracts people for many different reasons. There is so much to offer to so many different people from any country. The images of the United States stays embedded in the mind of the people who visit this country, you can enjoy magnificent US city skyscrapers, vast barren deserts, towering mountain ranges and urban jungles. You can also visit other places such as the US capitol, Empire State Building and Grand Canyon.
For many years, people want to use the US Travel Guide, they want to know how they can visit the country which has filled so many dreams and hopes. The Europeans reached the country first and other people continued to come in the country.
For many people who want to want to use United States Travel, they start their travels in New York. The reason for this is that the city is well known because of its finances and culture with many skyscrapers and colourful history. If you want to spend some time enjoying what the city has to offer, you can spend many hours exploring other places of the areas such as New England and the Mid Atlantic region.
Now it is even easier to get access to the USA Vacation Booking Service online. When you book online, you will get extras and discounts that will ensure that your vacation in the USA is a memorable one. You can enjoy direct access to admission whenever you want to and any time of the day. You are also the one to decide about the dining, entertainment, stores and attractions locations that you want to visit. Since you decide on what is included in the package you get, you will be ready to start to enjoy the United States as soon as you arrive.
The United States is a country that is very large and here, you will be able to enjoy the diversity and charm of many different cultures. When you are in the city, you can ask the USA Travel Guides to help you in visiting other places such as Hollywood actors, celebrities, mountain men and cowboys in real life.
According to the America Travel Guide, many people like to spend most of their time in the cities of America. They may choose to enjoy the energy of New York or Chicago as well as Washington DC political fervour or San Francisco tranquillity. It is easy to find the people from your country in America but if you want to enjoy what the city has to offer better, it is recommended to enjoy the native experience. Even if it is fun to enjoy what the city has to offer, you can also enjoy the splendid scenes in the small towns and villages of America.
If you want to enjoy everything the country has to offer, it is recommended to have a car with you which you can use America Car Rental. Even if you do not need to travel from one shore to another to be able to enjoy all the country has to offer, if you travel in many countries, you will be able to enjoy the back road oddities as well as the savour the small towns you are visiting. If you want to feel confident while travelling, use See America Travel Guide take advantage of what it has to offer.

USA is the country made up of many faces from around the world. The diversity of the USA makes it a country that attracts people for many different reasons. There is so much to offer to so many different people from any country. The images of the United States stays embedded in the mind of the people who visit this country, you can enjoy magnificent US city skyscrapers, vast barren deserts, towering mountain ranges and urban jungles. You can also visit other places such as the US capitol, Empire State Building and Grand Canyon.
For many years, people want to use the US Travel Guide, they want to know how they can visit the country which has filled so many dreams and hopes. The Europeans reached the country first and other people continued to come in the country.
For many people who want to want to use United States Travel, they start their travels in New York. The reason for this is that the city is well known because of its finances and culture with many skyscrapers and colourful history. If you want to spend some time enjoying what the city has to offer, you can spend many hours exploring other places of the areas such as New England and the Mid Atlantic region.
Now it is even easier to get access to the USA Vacation Booking Service online. When you book online, you will get extras and discounts that will ensure that your vacation in the USA is a memorable one. You can enjoy direct access to admission whenever you want to and any time of the day. You are also the one to decide about the dining, entertainment, stores and attractions locations that you want to visit. Since you decide on what is included in the package you get, you will be ready to start to enjoy the United States as soon as you arrive.
The United States is a country that is very large and here, you will be able to enjoy the diversity and charm of many different cultures. When you are in the city, you can ask the USA Travel Guides to help you in visiting other places such as Hollywood actors, celebrities, mountain men and cowboys in real life.
According to the America Travel Guide, many people like to spend most of their time in the cities of America. They may choose to enjoy the energy of New York or Chicago as well as Washington DC political fervour or San Francisco tranquillity. It is easy to find the people from your country in America but if you want to enjoy what the city has to offer better, it is recommended to enjoy the native experience. Even if it is fun to enjoy what the city has to offer, you can also enjoy the splendid scenes in the small towns and villages of America.
If you want to enjoy everything the country has to offer, it is recommended to have a car with you which you can use America Car Rental. Even if you do not need to travel from one shore to another to be able to enjoy all the country has to offer, if you travel in many countries, you will be able to enjoy the back road oddities as well as the savour the small towns you are visiting. If you want to feel confident while travelling, use See America Travel Guide take advantage of what it has to offer