Monday, April 14, 2014

A Guys vacation Gift Guide for Women

Use this internet Gift Guide for women to help you avoid scrambling through the mall buying presents the day before they’re unwrapped. Of course, it helps to know what that special woman in your life wants, or has hinted at wanting for the holidays, so you don’t have to walk around aimlessly as another zombie in the fellowship cult of holiday mall shoppers. Why not shop from the convenience of your own home online at This way, finding all the ideal gifts for the most important women in your life is easy, and we know guys like shopping when it’s easy. At you have the luxury of free shipping, free returns, no sales tax, 110% price guarantee, secure purchasing, and live customer service. Here are some suggestions of the hottest items during this time of year from

Giddy Up
Lasso a pair of cowboy boots for your special lady with a pair of
Born Shavano’s.  These boots will give you that on the ranch impression while keeping your feet feeling great. These sensible but supremely stylish boots look as good as they work and also protect against the elements and the fashion police alike. For those knee-high occasions, treat her with a pair of Naturalizer Vander boots. This tailored casual Naturalizer boot has a 2" heel with a shaft that is 11" and the circumference is 14”, and the inside zipper allows her easy on/off access.

Slip Into Something More Comfortable
For those relaxing days around the house when it’s just too frigid to venture outside, help her relax and feel warm and comfortable with a pair of Women’s Daniel Green Dormie. These beautiful, elegant and imported slippers are combined with extreme comfort and slip on slides with stitched insole. These slippers also happen to come in 6 different colors for her choice. 

Give Her a Hand
For those special romantic evenings together, provide her with a gift that will compliment her dress. The Women’s SAK Fiona Top Zip can do just that, with its leather shoulder bag and layered leather accents, it also provides her with lining features cell phone and multifunction and zippered pockets so she can always answer your calls.

Cherish the Time
Don’t let time pass you by when it comes to celebrating the holidays with her. Make sure you let her know how much you value your time together with EOS Watches Techno. The Techno is a sleek, stylish model featuring a shiny polished oversized case with a wide genuine black leather strap so she can count down the minutes until you see each other again.

Take Her Away
Ready for your winter vacation to a warm and exotic climate? Help her pack everything she needs for the beach and sun with McKlein Addiction travel luggage. The McKlein Addison features separate compartments to pack clothing for overnight trips, laptop and documents, and a separate compartment for shoes, because we all know how women love their shoes.

The holiday season is upon us and there’s no reason to get caught up in all the madness that is mall shopping. has everything you need for the women in your life from the convenience of your own home. Check out the Gift Guide and see for yourself.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Your trip and vacation Money Options

With summer finally getting into full swing, many of us will be looking forward to tripping abroad for a well earned vacation. Of course, you'll need access to hard cash while you're away, so what are the best and safest ways of arranging your trip money?

1) Local Currency

It's a good idea to take a small amount of local currency with you whenever you travel, if only enough to last you for your first few hours. You'll probably need to arrange travel from the airport to your hotel for example, and local currency is the easiest way to pay for these initial expenses. The exchange rates charged at airports are notoriously expensive, so buy some currency before you leave and you'll get a much better deal.

The drawback to carrying currency is that if it gets lost or stolen, it can't be replaced. For this reason it's best to use another form of trip money for most of your funds.

2) Travellers Cheques

These are the traditional way of carrying money abroad. When you buy the cheques, which can be in Sterling, Euros or US Dollars, you have to sign the stub of each cheque in the presence of the teller. Once abroad, you can convert the cheques into local currency by signing the other half of the cheque at a currency exchange, where the teller will compare the two signatures and also inspect your passport.

This system is more secure than cash as each cheque is uniquely numbered, so if a cheque goes missing it can be quickly cancelled and replaced by the cheque issuer. There is a drawback in that you have to cash the cheques at a currency exchange, and you might not find one offering a good exchange rate.

3) Credit Cards

Credit cards are accepted virtually the world over, and may seem a good way of paying your way while abroad. As well as using them for shopping, they can be used to pay restaurant bills and even to withdraw cash. Before choosing this as your travel money option though, check your card's small print to see what interest rate is charged on overseas use - it will probably be higher than the standard rate of your card, and you'll probably have to pay exchange charges too.

4) Cash Machines

There are now several international cash machine networks in operation, for example the Cirrus network, and it's likely that your cash card can be used internationally, especially in Europe and the USA. This is a good way of financing your holiday spending, as you can draw out what you need while keeping the rest of your money safe in your normal bank account. The downside is that you may have to pay a fee for each withdrawal, and the exchange rate you're charged may not be the best available.

5) Prepaid Cards

These are a relatively new kind of plastic card, which are used in much the same way as credit or debit cards, with the big difference that you have to 'load' the card with funds before you can spend with it. They are a secure way of carrying money, as the card is replaceable if lost, and as it can only be used in conjunction with a PIN number then even if stolen it's difficult for a thief to make use of it. There will, however, still be exchange commissions payable when you use the card, and also usually a flat fee for cash withdrawals.

The main thing to bear in mind with travel money is that while each of the above options is useful, not all are suitable for use everywhere in the world. The best advice is not to rely on a single kind of trip money, but to take a sensible mixture of cash, local currency, and plastic or cheques, to make sure you can always get local currency when you need it. Enjoy your vacation!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Four Ways To Do Sport Also On vacation

Dynamism and physical activity are the fundamental requirements of a true sporting vacation. Sport fans are often demanding of an active vacation with plenty of physical activity and well-being for the body and the mind.

Doing physical activity also on vacation is the special mission of the Hotels for sport enthusiasts. From triathlon to bicycle racing, these hotels propose the active holiday and make sure that every sports need is satisfied.

The hotels on the Adriatic Riviera offer four ways of practicing sport while on vacation:

- Cycling vacation
- MTB holiday
- Triathlon vacation (Cycling + Swimming + Racing)
- Vacation in the swimming-pool (swimming)

The Hotels for sport enthusiasts offer targeted services for each type of holiday.

Hotels for riders and bike services for road racing holidays and mountain bike vacations: technical equipment, specialized guides, cycling-tourism tracks, and participation in the various cycling races organized locally.

These are the bike facilities:

- bicycle storeroom
- Pre and post-training buffet
- A minibus
- Cycling itineraries (maps of the itineraries in the inland area) selected and divided according to level of difficulty.
- Technical assistance - Tailor-made bicycle hire
- Fitness and massages
- Laundry service.

For the triathlon enthusiasts, there are special cycling/swimming/racing tracks to train every body part and experience the adrenalin of sport at 360°.

The service for triathlon are:

- bicycle facilities
- bicycle guides
- swimming facilities
- running facilities

The hills over Riccione, for example, are particularly suitable for cycling and the Province of Rimini can provide cycling-tourism maps that will guide bike lovers.

For those who feel like “fishes”, Riccione offers the opportunity of swimming in the heated swimming-pool with swimming instructors.

The swimming services are:

- Large pool:
- Olympic-sized pool
- Packed lunch
- Assistance (for example advanced swimming lessons)
- Towels and bathrobes
- Special agreements

In addition to all this, relax treatments, from massage to sauna, are the best way to relax the muscles after the tiring but enjoyable sports activities.

The Adriatic Riviera and the Hotels in Riccione are the ideal dimension for sports people who, while on holiday, want not only to enjoy the inland, the food, the beaches and the entertainment offered by the local area, but also and, first of all, want to keep in shape through the many chances of doing sport.

To live a special sportive holiday the Sport Hotel in Italy and especially in Riccione propose a lot of event during the evening to relax an to be ready for the next sport activity.

This kind of holiday is very diffused in Italy and every year a lot of cycling lovers choose a bike holiday to live between sport and nature.

Italian Regions offer a lot of bike itineraries, from the mountain to the sea and during their journey the guest could participate to important cycling races in Italy. The Nove Colli for example is one of the most famous race that gives fame to Marco Pantani.

Italy and Italian bike hotel could offer an complete sport holiday full of activity, history and emotion.

Three untraditional Ways to Prepare Your vacation Turkey

Three untraditional Ways to Prepare Your vacation Turkey

3 gallons peanut oil for frying, or as needed
1 (12 pound) whole turkey, neck and giblets removed
1/4 cup Creole seasoning
1 white onion

In a large stockpot or turkey fryer, heat oil to 400 degrees F. Be sure to leave room for the turkey, or the oil will spill

***** Side Note *****

How to determine the amount of oil you need:

The easiest way I've found to determine the amount of oil you need is to place the turkey into the fryer and fill with water until the turkey is just covered. Remove turkey and allow to drain, pat dry with paper towels as well. Make note of the level of water in the fryer. Discard water and dry throughly. Fill frying vessel with oil to the level as noted above. This should help in preventing hot oil spill overs.

***** End Side Note *****

Layer a large platter with food-safe paper bags. Rinse turkey, and thoroughly pat dry with paper towels. Rub Creole seasoning over turkey inside and out. Make sure the hole at the neck is open at least 2 inches so the oil can flow freely through the bird. Place the whole onion and turkey in drain basket. The turkey should be placed in basket neck end first. Slowly lower basket into hot oil to completely cover turkey. Maintain the temperature of the oil at 350 degrees F, and cook turkey for 3 1/2 minutes per pound, about 45 minutes. Carefully remove basket from oil, and drain turkey. Insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the thigh; the internal temperature must be 180 degrees F.

Finish draining turkey on the prepared platter.

Grilled Whole Turkey

12 pounds whole turkey
2 cups water
3 tablespoons chicken bouillon powder
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/2 teaspoon chopped parsley
1 teaspoon paprika

Prepare an outdoor grill for indirect medium heat, and lightly oil grate. Rinse turkey, and pat dry. Place turkey breast side down on the prepared grill. Sear turkey on both sides until skin is golden to dark brown. In a large roasting pan, mix together the water, bouillon powder, garlic powder, onion powder, poultry seasoning, parsley, and paprika. Place turkey breast side down in the roasting pan. Scoop the pan mixture over the turkey. Cover tightly with foil and place on grill. Grill 3 to 4 hours, until the internal temperature of the thigh reaches 180F. Remove turkey from grill and let stand 15 minutes before carving.

Smoked Turkey

1 turkey 8 to 22 lbs., fresh or completely thawed
Sweet Pickle Brine (recipe to follow)
Maple syrup

Sweet Pickle Brine:

1 gal. water
2 1/2 cups salt, rock, pickling or canning salts are recommened
1/3 cup of light brown sugar
1 tablespoon Lquid garlic
1 oz. pickling spices

Mix well. You may need to adjust the amounts depending on the size of your bird. This recipe should suit you fine for an 8 to 12 lb. turkey.

Rinse turkey thoroughly with cold water, drain and pat dry. Prepare sweet pickle brine. Brine turkey according to the following schedule, 8 to 12 lb. bird 3 days, 13 to 16 lb. bird 4 days, 17 to 22 lb. bird 5 days. Remove from brine; rinse thoroughly in cold water and pat dry. Allow to dry in refrigerator for 24 hours.

Lock wings behind back and tie legs and tail together. Baste turkey with maple syrup before putting in smoker and every 2 hours while smoking. Position turkey on cooking grill. Smoke cook until done.

The best way to determine doneness is to insert a meat thermometer into the thickest part of the turkey (the breast) the internal temperature should read 180 degrees F.

Smoking food is more an art than a science; this recipe is not intended for the novice. Allot of factors go into determining the cooking time for a particular food when smoking.

Cool turkey in the refrigerator for 24 hours before serving to enhance the smoked flavor. You may serve the turkey right away if you wish.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Not Just "Holidays"

As time has gone by, the idea of holiday has undergone deep changes depending on the fast development of our modern lifestyles.

Lignano Sabbiadoro bloomed in the Sixties and Seventies as a seaside resort and it was then considered to be among the most exclusive holiday destinations favoured by VIPs. Nowadays, however, it would be unthinkable to offer the same kind of holiday people used to look for thirty years ago: all holiday resorts and facilities had to adapt to the requirements of modern tourists, just like the Hotel Bella Venezia Mare did in order to be able to offer holidays which could actually turn out to be real �experiences� thanks to the many available activities and sports.

The a Hotel Bella Venezia Mare was founded in 1968 in the new location of Lignano Pineta. This district of the town Lignano Sabbiadoro was developed from an innovative urban planning according to which all the streets were built as being part of a whirl starting from the central �Rosa dei Venti square� and stretching until the outer arches reach the beach. As consequence of this peculiar urban plan, every house and every hotel in Lignano is located in the middle of a peaceful Mediterranean pinewood but, at the same time, not far from the town centre and the beach. The favourable location of the hotel Bella Venezia Mare has turned out to be the linchpin of all evolutions and updates this structure has undertaken.

Recently refurbished, this hotel has decided to focus on the high quality standard of the services it offers. Since now is unbelievably easy to get everywhere around the world, business competition in the tourist sector has exponentially increased and, in order to remain competitive and to be a match for far away exotic paradises, the best solution is to keep very high the quality standard of all services offered to tourists. That actually means making use of the experience acquired in the past, when only few people could afford flight tickets and some countries were not accessible at all.

The solid family management of the Hotel Bella Venezia has made it possible to establish the right balance between consistency and evolution: modern services, like WiFi Internet connection and on-line bookings are here available side by side with old traditional Mediterranean cuisine and customer care , which has remained the same.

Today's lifestyle has turned comfort into a basic requirement, therefore a stay has to offer a lot more than this in order to be considered a true holiday: besides the comfort of baby-sitting services, of bicycles and baby buggies rentals the Hotel Bella Venezia has decided to put at its guests' disposal swimming courses for free, useful presents for all those who stay at least one week and it makes it easier for them to practice several sports: tennis courts and golf green lie nearby while courses of scuba diving, kite-surf, wind-surf and sailing are offered at unbeatable conditions to the hotel guests.

The strategy chosen by the Hotel Bella Venezia Mare proofs that professionalism enables firms to offer very high quality services, thanks to which they are competitive on the market, but due to which they are bound to update constantly their services.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Honeymoon Resorts for a Memorable Honeymoon

There are so many honeymoon resorts all over the world so that it is not a simple task to decide the one you should go to. Well, you do not need to worry, since you are on the right page. This article provides you the tips to find the best of the best honeymoon resorts for you.

Most couples want to experience a perfect honeymoon after their wedding. One thing you can do to make the dream comes true is to find the right place to go. Since honeymoon is a special trip for a newlywed, it is okay to get some luxury during the trip. You can stay resorts that offer honeymoon packages at the best price.

Go online and browse around

It is a fact that preparing a wedding is frustrating. So, you may do not want to get an extra job to prepare the honeymoon trip. Well, a good solution is to find the honeymoon resorts through travel agency. In this modern internet era, we can use the internet technology to get as much information as we want, including the special honeymoon packages offered by travel agents. Before you apply for a honeymoon package, you should shop around and do some comparison. Check the availability of upgrades and additional service that the travel agent and hotel can provide for you.

Check the facilities offered by the honeymoon resorts

It is a very important thing to do before you go to the honeymoon resort. You should know what kind of service that you can get there. Check for the security of the area, the entertainment option, where to find foods and daily needs. Also it is important to check the health insurance available for that trip, the health facilities such as hospital around that area, and emergency numbers that you can contact for urgent situation. A honeymoon should be a perfect trip, so it is important to double check all the facilities that you can get during the trip.

Find greener holiday option

Some of you may want to experience different type of honeymoon trip. Well, some of honeymoon resorts offer the camping and safari option for their guests. It is a great idea, especially if you want to enjoy the outdoor honeymoon trip. Get information on places that provide you the opportunity to do a honeymoon trip during safari and camping. Plan your honeymoon trip carefully, get the best option of honeymoon resorts and get a perfect honeymoon with your partner.