5 ways to visit a Museum

A museum visit can range from a pleasant visit to the most boring of the tours. Some think that museums are not for everyone, but if we understand the huge amount of works of art that there is always we can find one for every taste.

To my love to visit museums and not always for its collection of art. Generally the museums are in buildings of historical or architectural importance and are tranquil spaces. Sometimes I closure in a museum to find a corner where to read and listen to music. I also believe that not all museums are interesting, some are aimed at very specific interests or tastes, others offer as conceptual art that it would need to be on drugs to complete the experience. In short, there for all tastes.

I share five ways to visit a museum. The intention is that each of them is an experience in itself. There is no one better than another, and they are of course not the only options.

Travel Highlights

This tour is ideal for a first visit to big as the Met, the British, the Louvre and similar museums that would have to be literally years to see everything what they offer. Many of them have apps with the main works or drawings on paper that may help you. If you can’t find anything like that, before touring the museum visit the souvenir shop and buy about ten postcards and looks for these works of art. It will be fun both find them how to enjoy them.

Not you keys to see everything, but make it not to remember it. It is better to focus on certain works and study them, or see that you cause.

Guided tour

The vast majority of the museums offer a couple of hours, often free tours. The best way to find out schedules and topics is on the official pages of each museum. To my I really like these tours because they are taken by scholars or lovers of art and ask all the questions you want. They focus on a few works and give you useful information.

The tour of the magnetism

I love this way of seeing museums! You walk through the Museum and you delay in any work that catches your attention. If the author or part are famous it is unimportant. Be inspired by this piece, analyze, and focus. In this way, I’ve found some of my favorite paintings which are not necessarily the most popular artists. The Museum is to create an experience and a special moment.

The iPod tour

This is very simple, instead of putting you the audioguide you get your ipod with your favourite music and enjoy art, leaving you to take. The point is to create a sensory experience beyond the intellectual. Both look at art as space, the people, the atmosphere. You feel that you’re in a movie and don’t be afraid to not read the explanations of the works. The art was made to make you feel and I am sure that the artist who did the work that you look at would be happy with the way you enjoy your creation.

By subject

To not make balls and saturate you information that you’re not going to remember sometimes it is advisable to focus on one theme, room, or space. For example: If you’re in a museum with a large collection of Impressionist art stay there nailing you in that section, use your gadgets to access Google and read something about the current Impressionist and observes the details of the works. Imagine that you are in a class and get tasks. You’ll be amazed how much fun, entertaining and above all education is.

Discover the current district of New York

It is well known that New York is a tourist destination with par excellence and as such is in constant evolution, has now decided to surprise us with a wonderful district called NoHo.

NoHo is a vibrant and historic district that in the last decade it has become one of the main points of meeting of New York for design, fashion and art, taking over both the tourists and the New Yorkers, offers a huge variety of social, cultural, educational and commercial.

It has a short extension of buildings located between Greenwich Village and the East Village, in North of Houston Street from where comes its name, contrasting to the South of Houston Street known as SoHo.

It is the perfect place to learn the part more “hipster” in New York, with a wide range of Bohemian bars and an infinite list of fantastic shops, but its main attraction is the peace that contrasts with noisy areas that surround it. Its historical architecture, as well as chic and relaxed atmosphere make this site a must visit point.

A destination for creativity with independent and emerging talent that a few months ago I had the opportunity to visit and which is completely in love with, so I recommend widely take a tour of these streets, I assure you will not regret it.

What To do in Miami – 7 Thing You Must Do

Contrary to what many people think Miami is the city of the eternal party on the beach, not clear if there is plenty of night life but it is much more than that.

This fabulous city is, without doubt, one of the five most popular capitals of the United States. So my surprise was great when you go and see that Miami is also is full of culture and many surprises.

It is recognized by the huge number of cruises departing from the main port. As well as by its Latino residents, which give a unique touch of fun to this city. Miami is the ideal place to have fun, relax, meet, and enjoy, both family and friends.

So no more then you share a small list on 7 things you must do when you go to Miami.

VISIT THE BEACH:

The ideal place to be filled with all that the city has to offer is South Beach. It is the favorite place for tourists where from luxury hotels to stay in Miami to an area full of bars, shops and beaches that have nothing to envy to other destinations in the Caribbean. It is the perfect place for sunbathing, water sports, shopping in the famous Lincoln Road and see the local people, but best of all is that at night it becomes a party and nightlife scene.

EAT IN LITTLE HAVANA:

This neighborhood is home to the first Cubans who fled the regime of Fidel Castro, ideal for those travelers who want to know a little about life in Cuba. Calle Ocho is where develops the daily life of the inhabitants of the little Havana, he has a variety of Cuban restaurants, cigar shops and a known “walk of Fame” that contains stars from the most recognized Latino celebrities, so it’s a place that you can’t miss.

IMMERSE YOURSELF IN ART:

Another thing that very few know is the amount of art that houses this marvellous city. Where no doubt the best choice is the Museum of art in Miami, which offers visitors the opportunity to experience several exhibitions of contemporary art ranging from the 1940s until now.

KNOW AN ARCHITECTURAL MARVEL:

Coral Castle is a stunning building that you can’t miss, also known as “Rock Gate” is located between Miami and the capes of Florida. It is a unique Castle of limestone formed from coral which was sculpted by Edward Leedskalnin, an immigrant from Latvia, who took almost 30 years to build it.

SEE CROCODILES:

This is possible in visiting the Everglades, Park that has around Central magnificent of 600,000 hectares of marshes, grasslands and tropical jungles. In addition to navigate between crocodiles here you can find the rarest species of the region such as the West Indian manatee and the Florida Panther.

In addition you can spend hours and hours walking, strolling in canoes and camping in the Park. Undoubtedly a somewhat adventurous option.

GO SHOPPING:

Shopping in Miami become always very interesting. There is a wide variety of places to go shopping, from the most exclusive shops to the big shopping malls. My favorite places to see fashion or to purchase new clothing are Coral Gables, with excellent boutiques of emerging designers and the Dolphin Mall that is very close to the city.

EXPLORE THE CITY BY BIKE:

One of the best ways to see the city of Miami is using a bicycle, from the year 2012 was transformed into a city suitable for this means of transport. You can get on a bike to anywhere that interests you, it also allows you to go to places that do not you can visit by car or taxi and you have many options to rent one at an affordable price.

Magical moments in Hong Kong

Tai Chi in the morning light, Dim sum at its finest, bold architectural visions, endless shopping streets… The Chinese boom town and the neighboring Macau invite you to watch, enjoy, listening – and marvel.

As we stand now and can’t help. The Chinese orchestral music from the recorder fusses solemnly, the teacher looks closely, her two assistants demonstrate the next move sequence – and still: nobody is looking by us. 20 minutes in the Tai-Chi class on the first morning in Hong Kong, learned just two characters – “needle from the seabed repeal” and “White crane beats its wings”-, and all the attention is gone. Washed, off, end, over.

Why? Because right now everyone in another direction is watching. Because over there, behind the promenade with the Tai Chi teachers and the docks with the ships, ferries and steamers, because just as the sun rises. And its rays hurls straight on one of the most famous skylines in the world. At the beginning of our Tai Chi open-mouthed (whom the Hong Kong Tourism Board free offers to all visitors, so jet lag is not quite as bad), the skyscrapers in the morning light Opal still looked like she would have someone in pyjamas from crumpled tin foil wrapped. But now, they shine in golden glow. And even the strict teacher looks suddenly milder in the round.

Every city has its irresistible moments in which she grabs their visitors. Then she briefly stops time and whispering something like: Hey, here I am – all look here! These are those seconds where you all stand and leaves. To see, hear, feel, taste. And to be amazed. This sunrise on the first day was such a moment: as Hong Kong will wake on this morning for the first time ever, and only for us. When it get packed fresh from Harbour haze and morning fog, a little gewienert and then made available for further use. Then the boats honking their horns in the Victoria Harbor again, somewhere a Jackhammer roars, and we devote ourselves to the next Tai-Chi figure: “Catch the tail of the bird.”

Why You Should Go For Biking Tours

Biking tours are, although less common than other types of travelling, extremely enjoyable and different. If you are someone who likes to explore rich cultures and observe surroundings, these can be perfect for you! In fact, they are also a great way of getting out of your tedious routine and for once doing something refreshing for yourself. Here are few reasons –

If you are someone who cannot invest too much on recreational trips, there are several countries where you can make use of cheap traveling. The fun can be doubled if you travel on a bike! It is one of the best ways to travel as well as explore, since a bike goes fast enough to reach somewhere but slow enough to observe and take in the beauty of the surroundings.

Another great thing about going on a biking tour is the fact that you can stop any time you like! If you feel tired, you can stop at a comfortable place and take a nap. It is not like a bus ride where you must rely on the bus to take you to your destination, or must reach the bus stop on time to make sure you go for the trip. You can even stop somewhere and pitch a tent at night if you feel like it, or book a room in a motel. The flexibility with biking tours is endless! Bike tours can really make you feel free and independent, and let you have a sense of achievement.

Another major factor that you cannot ignore is that biking tours are a lot healthier than travelling in cars or buses. The modern lifestyle has made most of us lethargic, and we make little effort to keep ourselves healthy. Our physical activity is usually minimal, and a biking tour is a great way to change this lifestyle! Once you get out on a bike, you will realize how different it is than travelling in a car; you will enjoy nature more and will feel refreshed and energized along the way. While it may be difficult at first, getting to your beautiful destination will be all the motivation you will need!

All in all, if you are looking to enjoy something different this year, the best idea would be to go for a biking tour! You can choose from a number of countries that offer a rich culture and cheap traveling.

Top Ten Tips for Eating Sensibly on Holiday

It is a medical fact that substantial numbers of holidaymakers experience what might be politely called “tummy troubles” when they are away on holiday.

Strangely, you may think that this only applies when visiting overseas countries with a perhaps slightly questionable reputation for food hygiene. If so, you’d be wrong, as it’s not at all unusual to have disagreeable experiences even when you are taking a domestic holiday.

So, here are a few top tips that might help you to avoid such problems.

1. Be cautious initially with spicy or controversial foods if you’re not used to them. Certainly be adventurous but let your stomach acclimatise slowly if you’re a novice in these cuisines.

2. Avoid lots of ice-cold drinks in very hot temperatures. This is a classic route to stomach troubles, particularly for younger children.

3. Use a little common sense with street vendor food. Incline towards foodstuffs that are fully cooked in front of you rather than raw and be very careful about anything sold as being cooked on the ‘rare’ side.

4. If you are eating in any sort of mass catering outlet, such as some budget hotels, try again to select dishes that need to have been freshly cooked (e.g. steak). View with some suspicion any dishes that have been kept hot under a lamp for some time or those that have been re-heated somewhere ‘out the back’ (e.g. instantly prepared lasagnes etc.).

5. Don’t go crazy with alcohol. That may sound like bad news but if you are not used to it, it can easily upset your stomach. It’s also a good idea to avoid some home-brewed drinks as it can be difficult to be clear exactly what they contain.

6. However hot it is, don’t go swimming on a full stomach. Actually, the biggest risk here is likely to be cramp or coronary problems rather than an upset stomach but the latter is also a distinct possibility.

7. Where public water quality is open to some concern, don’t select things like salad or fruit with edible skin on. If they have been washed in contaminated water, then there’s a fair chance you are going to get ill.

8. Only eat in restaurants that appear to be visibly clean. Of course, it may not be practical to go out and inspect the kitchens before you decide to sit down but if the front of house looks poorly maintained and grubby then it may tell you something about what is going on in the kitchen.

9. Keep out of hot sun until your body has acclimatised. Many so-called stomach upsets are actually a symptom of overdoing it when sunbathing.

10. If you are purchasing cooked produce for your own luxury self-catering apartments, make sure that the outlet has very clearly segregated cooked and raw foodstuffs in their display cabinets. True, once again you can’t see what has gone on in the preparatory areas but having cooked and raw food sitting side by side in a chiller cabinet is a bad sign of unacceptable risk levels.

Many of these things will apply whether you are at home or on holiday but sometimes on holiday we are all inclined to let our guard down a little. Try to avoid that and help yourself improve your chances of staying healthy.

Five Valentine’s Day Holidays in France

France is the most visited country in the world and, it seems, the centre of love and passion. Wherever you go in France this Valentine’s Day, love will surely be in the air. Here are a few lovely places to spend February 14th this year:

Paris

Perhaps the most romantic city in the world, Paris never fails to disappoint in the romance stakes. Wander the jardins, and stroll the boulevards – eat and drink in chic cafés before dancing the night away as the moonlight shines of the Seine. Climb the famous Tour de Eiffel, visit Notre Dame and take pictures on the pretty white steps of Montmartre. Love cannot fail to blossom as you wander hand in hand down small streets and sit staring into one another’s eyes by candlelight across some haute cuisine and a bottle of fine wine.

St Valentin

St. Valentin is billed as the ‘village of love’. Named for the saint, this tiny village has cashed in on the whole Valentine’s day thing, with a festival of love from February 12-14th. There is a ‘lovers’ garden’, and the whole place is filled with red roses. You can plant a tree to symbolise your love, or place your love notes on the Tree of Vows, or your love can be immortalised on the Tree of Eternal Hearts. Watch chocolates being made – heart shaped of course, and lap up the cheesy romance.

Sanary-sur-Mer

This may be the sunniest place in France, its beautiful coastline dotted with pretty little beaches and the town with an idyllic fishing village feel, year round. Aldous Huxley wrote ‘Brave New World’ here, but with a little luck, you will be staying in a little utopia rather than the nightmare dystopia of which he wrote. Watch the historic wooden fishing boats bobbing in the bay, enjoying a patisserie or some of the lovely local seafood.

Carcassonne

This mediaeval fortified city looks like something from a fairytale. Make your own magic within these picturesque stone walls. Explore the fascinating history of the area, and sip local wine as you take in the lovely views of the old town. You could pretend that you are Robin Hood and Maid Marion – some of ‘Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves” was filmed here. Alternatively, just dream the day away people watching and wandering the labyrinthine streets.

Côte d’Amour

Where better to go this Valentine’s Day than the ‘Coast of Love’? This stretch of the West French coast between St Nazaire and Le Croisic is dotted with seaside resorts and the pretty, forest-backed garden city of La Baule. There are several fine sandy beaches along this stretch and several interesting rock formations and caves. It was given its name early in the 20th Century to promote the tourism of the region, but perhaps it can live up to its name this February 14th?

Wherever you choose to go in France this Valentine’s Day, you are sure to find romance in this most love-obsessed of countries. Bon chance!

5 Ways to Choose Your Hotel

You are planning a holiday abroad for your family, and want everyone to have a good time. You surf the internet for hotel descriptions, but from the pictures that you see and what you read, all hotels project a perfect image of themselves. How can you tell which ones are better? You have never been there and know no one at your destination. At the same time, you don’t want a hotel room that will bust your budget. How do you choose?

Check Independent Hotel Ratings

Well, the first step you can take is to visit hotel search engines for guest ratings for hotels represented by the search engines. In addition to pre-negotiated rates with individual hotels, most agents ask for ratings and comments from previous guests. Reading their comments will give you a fair idea on what to expect from the hotels located in your destination. Be sure to read a few comments in order to get a fair overview. Certain incidences described may only be rare occurrences that may already have been corrected.

Hotel Chains and Facilities

Are they part of an international hotel chain? Most international chains have stringent standards that are adhered to as well as a standard theme across all chains. They may have similar facilities (health clubs, spas, business centers, etc) which are important to maintain the hotel’s high standards. Other things you can look out for include concierge, shuttle services to the city, airport transfers as well as good laundry services.

Location

Perhaps one of the most critical things when selecting a hotel is its location. Hotels that are near to shopping areas, train stations or the city center charge higher rates as compared to those located elsewhere. Analyze a map of the area before you book to determine the nearest shopping areas or access to trains which will give you much convenience in moving around. Also, check with the hotel if they have any large tour groups coming in at the same time. Hotels charge higher rates during high occupancy periods and do not have the flexibility of late check-outs. These are important aspects which, if overlooked, may affect your tour schedule as well as your impression of the hotel’s level of hospitality.

Rates and Discounts

Hotel rates are a huge factor when it comes to choosing a hotel. However, paying more does not necessarily mean that you will receive an equivalent level of service and standards. One of the ways to maximize on prices would be check if they are part of an alliance with flights or car rental companies, which offer discounts to customers of their allies. Sometimes, credit card companies offer their cardholders exclusive rates to special hotels which can be pretty attractive. Additionally, if it’s possible to use your frequent flyer points to redeem hotel discounts, this could help reduce hotel costs as well.

Boutique Hotels

Finally, apart from chain hotels, boutique hotels may are great alternatives for romantic getaways for couples or families seeking hotels of a more distinctive theme. Many boutique hotels have fewer rooms but offer more value added services such as spas within the bedroom, breakfasts in bed or even in-room massages. In the end, your choice of hotel really depends on what you want out of your holiday.

The Only Guide You Need for Travel and Hotels in Atlanta

When you dream of taking a vacation, what do you picture in your mind? Vacations symbolize different things to different individuals. Some people like to see everything the city has to offer while others would enjoy nothing more than to spend the entire day getting some relaxation at the hotel. If you happen to be like me, you like a part of both. On the one hand, because I have traveled somewhere unique, I ought to see some of the local flavor. The danger is that, if I use up all my time darting around from one site to another, when I return back to my home I will need an additional vacation to heal. Keep the following tips in mind when travelling to Atlanta.

The first thing you will want to do is handle as much at the start as possible. That means doing responsible things such as switching currency when it is necessary, viewing maps of the region, leasing a car, booking a flight, and choosing a hotel that satisfies your demands. As luck would have it, most of these tasks have become more convenient and cheaper through the world wide web, so before getting in the car and driving, you can save some money by looking for deals on the internet.

When it comes to finding a hotel, remember to examine your choices with care. Things to consider would be how it ranks; is it a two star hotel or a four star one? Is it convenient? If you are going to Disneyland but the hotel you reserved is in San Diego, you are going to waste a good deal of your vacation driving. Are you planning on staying at the hotel quite a bit, and if you are going to be there, what variety of conveniences do they furnish? I will never forget the time I went out on vacation to lay back by the pool, only to find that the hotel I was at didn’t have one. I am sure that I must have appeared rather odd walking around the hotel with my inflatable ducky around my waist and no pool to be found.

When it is time to pack, remember to keep it simple, traveler. Start by getting familiar with the weather conditions so that you know what you must pack, but avoid over-packing. Remember, if you forget something, odds are that you can purchase a replacement. As a matter of fact, take as few clothes as possible. I suggest packing older clothing which can be discarded along the way. Depending on where you go, you may locate charities that would be glad to take extra clothing off of your hands. Besides, this will make more space for keepsakes.

During your travel time, be sure and bring something to occupy the kids. There are lots of travel games out there, and no, I am not talking about the Game Boy. As a matter of fact, I strongly encourage taking a step back from technology. Though it may be your last stand, discourage the kids from packing a walkman, video game systems, television or portable DVD player. Kids get enough of that already. This is a perfect time to get to know those strangers in the back seat while teaching them to survive without their standard forms of entertainment. Maybe they will even learn to appreciate the world. And if their grades were not up to par this year, make them listen to your music along the way. You should see a dramatic improvement in grades next time around.

Two useful things to think about including in your suitcase are Pepto-Bismol, in case something (though occasionally you may come across a school which can provide an adequate education in 6 months) doesn’t agree with you, and hand sanitizer; the kind that works without water. Remember, no matter what situation you find yourself in, do not let the hand sanitizer replace taking a shower.

When you are setting off to Atlanta, you will want to carry plenty of supplies for taking photographs. If you are behind the times and still use film, consider moving up to a digital camera. Nothing is more disappointing to me than when I get back from a trip and discover that some of the pictures didn’t turn out. With a digital camera, I can see what I am taking as I go along. The only things I need are batteries and memory space. Now that you can get a great digital camera for under $200, your excuses are dwindling away. Thousands of tourist locations have stores that will transfer your pictures from your memory card to a CD, allowing for you to snap even more pics to torture friends and family with when you get home.

I can’t stress enough the value in keeping things simple. Prepare wisely by taking care of as much as you can in advance. When it comes to travel, remember, the internet is your ally. Pack, plan, and keep entertainment basic to help ensure that your vacation to Atlanta is a relaxing and memorable one. I hope that this humble authors advice will be beneficial to you as you prepare yourself to kickoff on your journey.

Important Hotel Etiquettes You Should Remember

Reserve rooms accordingly

To cut expenses while on an excursion is excellent. On the other hand, holding a space for two individuals, just for you to dump your group of seven or inner circle of ten isn’t called being thrifty; its called being an untrustworthy scrooge. So when you tell the front office staff that you just need a space for two, verify that you say what you mean.

Keep the noise down

When you’re with your family and companions in your hotel room, it’s not difficult to overlook that there are different visitors nearby. There’s nothing off with playing around with talking, snickering, and listening to music when you’re inside the room. Notwithstanding, that doesn’t mean you’ll be turning up the volume so high that you’ll hinder other individuals, as they are presumably resting, so keep your commotion at a middle of the road level. Visitors will appreciate it and I’m certain you’ll appreciate it as well as what that they did likewise.

Be Eco-Friendly

Numerous foundations have received an environment-accommodating stance, including resorts. Along these lines, it would be better if visitors would submit to the same philosophy when they’re in one. Along these lines, in what capacity can one become one with Mother Earth in a resort? Easy. Turn off gadgets and close the taps when you’re not utilizing them. Don’t utilize unnecessary bathroom tissue. Isolate squanders in like manner. Not just does it help the nature’s domain, it additionally spares the inn’s assets, permitting them to be utilized for worthier reasons.

Don’t hoard free food

In spite of the fact that the best things in life are free, in the same way as some hotel food, regardless it best to be respectful and just take what’s sufficient at a given time. Don’t get food for the sole purpose of having something to consume when you go out; consider other guests also. Truth be told, you would most likely feel troubled as well in the event that you figured out that somebody has taken all the food for his or herself.

Tip housekeeping

If you return to your room and its all cleaned up in the wake of abandoning it in confuse, this is a result of them. In the event that you get ravenous amidst the night, you owe them the sustenance conveyed at your doorstep. They’ve provided extraordinary work amid your stay, so it’s just right that you demonstrate to them your appreciation. What’s more for administration faculty, there’s no preferable approach to do so over a providing for them a tip. It’s ideal to do so once a day, since you don’t know when their timetables have turned.