30 Aralık 2008 Salı


Chalet Im Wieselti, near the famous ski resort of Arosa (1800m ) and Weisshorn peak (2653m), offers you both comfortable self catered accommodation and an ideal location from which to experience a wide range of winter or summer sports and outdoor activities in Switzerland.Situated in the alpine village of Langwies amongst the beautiful surroundings of the Schanfigg valley, the Chalet is ideally placed between the cosmopolitan ski resort of Arosa (15 minutes by car) and Chur the historic capital of Graubunden (20 minutes by car). The Chalet is south facing with stunning views across the valley and the famous Langwies viaduct. There is a wide variety of activities to take advantage of: Skiing SnowboardingSledgingSkatingHiking Mountain Biking Sight Seeing Fishing Golf Cultural Events and many more


Are you ready to go skiing, but, not sure how to get started? Here's everything you need to know to choose ski equipment, clothing and gear, select a ski resort, and plan a ski vacation.
Skiing ChecklistChecklist of items (including gear, equipment and clothing) you will need for your day on the ski slopes.
Ski Equipment RentalWhen you're a beginning skier or just trying out the sport to decide if it's the right one for you, it makes sense to rent ski equipment.
How to Pick a Ski AreaAre you going skiing for the first time? Before you head to the ski slopes, it's important to pick a ski area or ski resort that will coordinate all the logistics, from providing expert instruction to getting your lift ticket and rental equipment.
Skiing LessonsWho needs skiing lessons, who provides skiing lessons, skiing ability levels, and why professional instruction is important.
Choose a Ski Lesson ProgramThe most important step in learning how to ski is choosing a ski lesson program that is compatible with your skills and abilities.
Planning a Family Ski VacationAre you ready to take your family on a ski vacation? It's important to choose a ski resort that is geared towards families and children. Not all ski resorts are suitable for younger or beginner skiers.
How to Fit Ski BootsBefore you rent or buy ski boots, it's important to make sure that the boots fit properly. The next step is to make sure that your boots are adjusted for optimal skiing.
Select SkisAre you interested in buying or renting skis? Here's information on how to select the best skis for you, including how to select skis that match your ability level, your goals, and your terrain preference.
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30/11/2008 - Skiing Gear - Skiing Buyer's Guide
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Here's everything you need to know about buying ski equipment and ski clothing, from what to buy, where to buy it, and how to get the best deals.
Skiing ChecklistChecklist of items you will need for your day on the ski slopes.
SkisChoosing the right skis for you depends on a number of factors, such as your age/gender, skiing ability, or regional location. Here's information on how to select skis, plus the top skis for this season.
Ski Boots A guide to some of the best ski boot brands in the skiing industry, along with information on ski boot fitting, customization, and canting.
Ski AccessoriesSki racks, ski bags, boot bags, and other skiing accessories.
Ski ClothingYour ski clothing has a bigger impact on your ski day than you might think. After all, skiing in ill-fitting ski clothes is not only extremely uncomfortable, but it can hinder your performance, too. Here's more information on finding ski clothes that will keep you warm, but let you move freely, too.
Ski Goggles Some of the best ski goggles that will shield your eyes from the elements and enhance your on-the-mountain vision.
Ski HelmetsA selection of ski helmets that protect your head, but look cool, too.
Ski Socks A collection of some of the best ski socks available today


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29 Aralık 2008 Pazartesi


The 4 star Hotel Montebello Splendid is located in central Florence among the best hotels, surrounded by streets of delightful shops and characteristic artisan bottegas. The banks of the River Arno are about one hundred meters, allowing guests to reach Ponte Vecchio, the Uffizi, and other major cultural and architectural attractions on foot in minutes.
The hotel is in an historical building that has been transformed into an intimate hotel with just 60 rooms and a few prized suites, furnished and decorated with considerable style. Every amenity is offered.
From the loggias, enriched with original mosaics, and through the revolving door, enter into the lobby and immediately perceive the atmosphere of a private and welcoming home, much different from the usual hotel, where marble, stuccoes, and luminous niches, from every angle catch your eye to create pleasurable and stimulating harmony.
The hotel's restaurant, includes an internal dining room but it also extends to the luminous terrace projecting into the hotel's private garden. The menu and wine list consist of an array of Tuscan selections, but also encompass international dishes and wines.


LONDON BRIDGE HOTELStylish and individual, this independent 4-star hotel offers first-class comfort in what must surely be one of the most convenient locations in the capital for business and leisure visitors alike. Its heritage dates back to Roman times and many of the archaeological finds unearthed during the hotel's development are with the Museum of London. Choose from 138 twin, double, Deluxe and Executive Rooms, each one finished in a contemporary style and boasting all mod cons: large flat screen television, radio, high speed internet access, voicemail, a DDI line, fibre optic reading lights, mini-bar, hairdryer, trouser press, iron and board, large safe and tea/coffee making facilities. The Deluxe rooms are very spacious and have a king size bed, sofa bed walk-in closet and a DVD player. The hotel also provides five conference rooms of varying size, which are ideally suited for training courses, meetings up to 80 or private dining.

25 Aralık 2008 Perşembe


Hotels in London combine historical structures with modern luxury. London hotels are not among the largest hotels in the world, however, and until the 19th century, there were hardly any hotels in London at all. The first London hotel to feature en suite bathrooms in every room was the Savoy, which opened in 1889. London hotels of the past were often simply houses with rooms for let. Coaching inns were the most popular hotels in London, so called because they serviced folks traveling through London via coach. Since that time, London hotels have come a long way, and yet continues to maintain the charm of the centuries old city.
Cheap London Hotels
Finding cheap London hotels is often a priority for travelers, and the city does offer some excellent options. Travelers looking for cheap London hotels will do best to concentrate on the outskirts of the city, as the more expensive hotels tend to be concentrated in London's west end. Inexpensive London hotels can also be located through travel companies and by booking a travel package that will combine the price of accommodation and airfare. For a comprehensive list of inexpensive London hotels, search online. Be sure to compare online prices with those offered on hotel websites to ensure that you really have found the best deals on the most inexpensive London hotels.
Bed and Breakfast London Hotels
Bed and Breakfast hotels in London are becoming more popular as many Victorian homes in the city are being restored. A Bed and Breakfast offers a feeling of home in a faraway place and can be a great way to start up a conversation with a local owner or fellow travelers from around the world. Though you may have to share a bathroom, some Bed and Breakfasts have en suite water closets; and all will of course serve you breakfast. History enthusiasts will find these restored accommodations charming.
Resorts and Spas
London and the areas surrounding London are full of relaxing resort-and-spa hotels. For travelers interested in luxury accommodation or a little time spent under the hands of a massage therapist, a London spa is a great place to make your vacation stay.
Historic Hotels in London
In a city rife with history, London does have some world-class hotels with stories to tell. The Ritz opened in 1906, and has since become the most famous hotel in London. The Savoy is also one of London's oldest hotels that is still in operation and is housed in an elegant downtown building. The Langham Hotel was the largest in London when it opened in 1865, and the Russel Hotel opened in 1898 and features one of the most stunning exteriors of any current London hotel.
Wherever you plan to make your stay in London, you'll be sure to enjoy at least one of the more then 100,000 hotels that line the city streets. Check online or with a travel agency to find the hotel that best fits your London vacation plans

17 Aralık 2008 Çarşamba


With Brian (Nathan's Friend who had come to join us for a week) in tow we visited Lake Atitlan for a couple of days and stayed at the beautiful Hotel Atitlan just outside of Panajachel. Atitlan is definitely one of the most beautiful lakes in the world with amazing volcano views and a magical aura about it. Hotel Atitlan groundsHotel Atitlan groundsAfter sipping on wonderful margaritas for a day, we took a boat tour around the lake, first visiting the most important indigenous town of Santiago Atitlan. The highlight was probably the indigenous culture and also Maximon, a fun Mayan god who drinks lots of Alcohol and smokes like crazy.Shadyside Inn Suites is different. Your idea of staying in a hotel is about to change. Our suites are not typical hotel rooms. In fact we do not have rooms; we only offer suites. Why are we different? Your suite is a fully furnished apartment with the same amenities as a hotel located in a residential neighborhood. It’s not just any neighborhood, it's Shadyside, Pittsburgh’s most quaint, trendy, and upscale urban area. Picture Boston’s Newberry Street, or New York’s East Village and you will get an idea of what the Shadyside area is like.Imagine having your own apartment in the best location in Pittsburgh for as little as a day or for as long as a lifetime. Shadyside Inn Suites is as flexible as you need. Only going to be here for a night? Why not have your own fully equipped apartment? Need somewhere to stay for a month while your house is renovated? Shadyside Inn Suites is your answer. Looking to attend the University for only nine months? Shadyside Inn Suites can accommodate. Think this is going to cost you more than a hotel? Not even close. Our rates are lower, our suites are double the size of any hotel in the area, our parking is free, and our location is unrivaled.Our suites are located within a block or two of some of the best dining, entertainment, and shopping in Pittsburgh. At your door are 135+ shops, 15+ restaurants and some of the best nightlife in the area. Shop in small boutiques, visit your favorite national store, and dine on cuisines from all over the world. Shadyside living is unmatched.Stay in Shadyside and still be approximately 4 miles from Downtown Pittsburgh and the Convention Center and less than 1 mile from the following hospitals: Presbyterian, Montefiore, Magee Women's, Falk Clinic, West Penn, Children's, Shadyside Hospital, and Western PsychiatricWithin 1 mile of the Shadyside Inn Suites is The Carnegie Museum of Art, The Museum of Natural History, The University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University Chatham College, and Carlow College.Besides coming for a visit, the best way to learn about our story is read what other people have said about us. Please click on the following links to read what the professionals have to say