Friday, January 16, 2015

Hurgada - Calm Waters, 4000 Hours of Sunshine a Year

Why Visit Hurghada? 

Clear turquoise waters and white sandy beaches await you at this stunning resort city located near the Red Sea. With nearly four thousand hours of sunshine a year, calm waters and beautiful coral reef gardens with countless species of exotic marine life, Hurghada is a lovely vacation destination whether you seek an exotic place to enjoy a seaside holiday or simply wish to escape from dreary winter weather back home. With several sand bars and small islands acting as a buffer between Hurghada and the greater sea, the waters off of the coast of Hurghada are tranquil, making this an ideal place for beginning scuba divers and snorkelers to safely explore the underwater world of the Red Sea. Add in guided desert excursions on camels or dune buggies, comfortable sea temperatures year-round and a vibrant nightlife and there are few if any reasons not to take a trip to Hurghada.

Things To Do In Hurghada 

Between the desert and the sea, there is much to do in Hurghada. In addition to being a picturesque area to learn the basics of scuba diving, advanced divers will enjoy the adventure and challenge of exploring the El Mina and Rosalie Moller wrecks located just off of the city's coast. A short boat trip to the Giftun Islands is an experience that should not be missed during your stay in Hurghada. When you're not partaking of the beautiful coral reefs, the beach is a wonderful place to relax while soaking up the sun or cool off from the heat by frolicking in the sea. If the idea of going out to sea makes you seasick, there are also numerous guided desert excursions available, ranging from a few hours zooming through the desert on quad bikes to an overnight stay in the desert to have dinner with a Bedouin tribe.

Hotels In Hurghada 

With nearly two hundred hotels in Hurghada, the most difficult part of booking a hotel for your stay is deciding which one to choose! Virtually all Hurghada hotels are located on or extremely close to the beach, with many rooms offering a view of the sea from your hotel window or balcony. Whether you're starting your day with breakfast at your hotel's restaurant or consulting with the tour desk for activity ideas, the friendly, English-speaking staff at your hotel will strive to ensure you have a pleasant stay. Although Hurghada is known as a resort town, there are several budget hotels to choose from that offer airport shuttles for a nominal fee, shared kitchens for if you wish to prepare your own meals and sun terraces to enjoy sunbathing away from the beach. For the full resort experience, there are over sixty 5 star hotels and resorts in Hurghada where you can lounge in your opulent room or lounge on your hotel's private beach. Elegantly designed pools and a variety of outdoor games provide a fun break from diving or trekking through the desert while a relaxing massage or body treatment at your hotel's spa is a great way to pamper yourself. Book Hotels in Hurghada by following the link or click Hotels in Hurghada,

Dahab - A Haven for the Overworked and Overly Stressed

Why Visit Dahab?

Nestled on the edge of the Red Sea and hundreds of miles away from any major Egyptian city, Dahab is a haven for the overworked and overly stressed with its tranquil atmosphere and lovely beaches that beckon you to relax while enjoying the year-round warm weather. Dahab is truly a paradise for outdoor activity enthusiasts with a large number of diving spots, stellar wind and kite surfing conditions, and fantastic underwater coral reefs. Many travelers also come to Dahab to enjoy the challenges of climbing the St. Catherine mountain range as well as climbing the massive granite boulders in the wadis of the Sinai Desert. Whether you seek a wide range of outdoor adventures or simply seek to laze the days away lying on the beach and swimming in the Red Sea, Dahab is a wonderful place to escape from everyday life and take in the sublime splendor of nature.

Things To Do 

Divers of all skill levels from all over the world flock to Dahab to enjoy the diving areas as well as explore the coral reefs, many of which are in protected areas to prevent damage to the coral. The lagoon at the south end of town is very popular with wind and kite surfers seeking to take advantage of the nearly constant winds of the area without dealing with strong waves, with the area south of the lagoon being popular with surfers and advanced windsurfers for its stronger winds and waves. If you happen to visit Dahab during a rare windless time yet still wish to surf, you can arrange a trip to the desert to try your hand at sandboarding, or sliding down desert dunes on a specialized board. Daytime and overnight guided desert excursions to partake of the desert's beauty are also popular activities with visitors to Dahab.

Hotels In Dahab 

Whether you're a backpacker seeking out budget hotels or a traveler seeking luxurious accommodations, Dahab hotels offer a wide choice of inexpensive yet incredibly comfortable rooms and English speaking staff. As Dahab is a highly popular diving destination, nearly all hotels in Dahab have an on-site diving center or have on-site dive instructors who can provide tours of local popular diving spots. Although some of the lower-end hotels and camps do not have air-conditioning in their rooms, many of Dahab's mid-range and luxury hotels do offer air-conditioned rooms and are conveniently located either near the beach or immediately by the heart of the town. Backpackers on a tight budget can choose from a wide variety of camps, hostels and hotels that offer incredibly modest nightly rates and the feel of a home away from home. Several of these budget hotels offer free breakfasts and coffee to guests staying at their hotel. Should you want to feel completely pampered during your stay, the 5 star hotels in Dahab are definitely worth a look. With several on-site restaurants offering various fine dining opportunities, spacious rooms that are elegantly decorated, and on-site spas, these luxury hotels excel at making their guests feel completely pampered. Book Hotels in Dahab by following the link or click Hotels in Dahab.

Why Visit Giza?

At a crossroads where modern Egypt meets the relics of Ancient Egypt, Giza is a prime destination for those who wish to visit the impressive antiquities constructed thousands of years ago. The Pyramids, especially the Great Pyramid of Giza, have been an iconic part of Egypt since the time of the Ancient Grecian Empire and have fascinated and inspired awe in the Western world ever since. Even in modern times, these magnificent constructions still draw travelers from many countries who wish to tour the royal resting places of the ancient Pharaohs to Giza in droves. In close proximity to the famous Pyramids are also several impressive nobles' tombs and spectacular temples as well as the enigmatic Sphinx. Although the summer months can get incredibly hot due to the desert climate, winters are mildly warm and a great time to visit these ancient wonders without the hazards of the desert heat.

Things To Do In Giza 

If you are an early riser, you can catch the sun rising over the pyramids from a cafe while enjoying a cup of coffee or watch from the rooftop terrace of your hotel. A full day or two could easily be spent exploring the expansive Giza Necropolis at the western edge of Giza. In addition to the Great Pyramid of Cheops and Khufu, there are the Pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure as well as the Queens' Pyramids and the Temple of the Sphinx. A visit to the Solar Barque Museum will allow you a close look at one of the solar boats buried with the Pharaohs so that they could travel across the sky after death. At the end of the day, you can watch the Pyramids Sound and Light Show, a spectacular laser show that provides a history lesson about the Giza Necropolis and its place in Egyptian history.

Hotels In Giza

Giza hotels are not only in close proximity to the Giza Necropolis but also offer spectacular views of the Pyramids from the window or balcony of your room. Egyptians are well-known for their friendliness and this extends to the English-speaking staff that work hard make your stay at any of the hotels in Giza as comfortable and pleasant as possible. Travelers who are tight on money will find that one of Giza's budget hotels offer simple yet comfortable rooms with access to a rooftop terrace to take in the city at the start or the end of the day. Many budget hotels can also arrange a horseback or camel ride through the necropolis for you so that you won't have to haggle with the local stables. If only luxury accommodations will do during your stay, Giza's 5 star hotels, including a hotel which was once a royal lodge for King Ismail the Magnificent, will amaze you with lush gardens and countless amenities. Start your morning in an elegant and spacious room with a view of the necropolis before having breakfast at the on-site restaurant. When the desert heat gets overwhelming, you can escape the heat by swimming in the massive pool. Book Hotels in Giza by following the link or click Hotels in Giza Near Pyramids.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Travel Video Guides for Destinations in Italy

Rome Florence
Venice Milan
Amalfi Coast Pompeii
Naples Verona
Turin Bologna
Italian Riviera Lake Como
Tuscany Sardinia
Above we have pasted recommended English language travel guide videos for 14 top travel destinations in Italy. Having all these italian travel guide videos on a single page can be a great tool for the travel planner. Also check out trending tweets for Italy, where some unusual travel deals sometime show up.  Make sure to leave any travel tips in the comments below. Enjoy your trip to Italy!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Big Page of European Travel Videos









Above are selected travel video guides for selected European cities. These should help any traveler trying to decide between destinations.