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Time flies so fast! It seems like last week when October started. In less than 24 hours from now, another month is about to come! And hey, happy Halloween everyone! Enjoy but be safe please!

First of all, I want to express my gratitude from UP above for making me well and healthy from time to time. I have never been in my deepest moment in my life when I was confined for 25 days at the hospital. Thanks God, I am recovering now. I continue to hope and pray for full healing and recovery. Read more… »

It seems that somebody is traveling again soon. This will be my first official  travel in 2014. I am not really an official but I am  just saying that this will be my first  long trip  for this year.  This was already booked  last year and it was  very cheap considering all the things that are included in this holiday.

With this coming travel, I am already researching the main sights to see or things to do  in these places that we will be visiting.

The Doumo or Florence Cathedral during my visit in autumn 2013. It is also known as the Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore.

We actually had a discount because we booked it earlier last November 2013. I received a travel flyer  saying that if we book it before November 11, we will have a discount of 200.00 Euros. This is really a great holiday package.  Read more… »

Hello everyone!  How it is going? I hope you had a wonderful celebration of Easter! I had a good one and was so  thankful about it.  The  past days was just quite busy for me both offline and online. I have a lot of things to do before I will hit the road again. This time, I will be visiting  some of the countries in the  Balkans.

Some of you might not be familiar  about   the Balkan countries. I was already asked by some of my friends where and what are the Balkan countries. It is often referred to as the Balkan Peninsula. It is also referred to the countries in “Southeast Europe”. If you have to look at the world map or Europe map, you will surely know where  it is. If not just google it for immediate results. Read more… »

Contrary to popular opinion and despite their luxurious appeal, cruise holidays aren’t the huge expense you might think. Bargain cruises can be found right across the holiday spectrum, meaning you can take in some of the world’s most beautiful sights and enjoy everything that a great cruise has to offer, without breaking the bank.

While the price of some cruise breaks might seem expensive, spare a thought for what you get in return. Not only will you get your own en suite cabin, just like in a hotel, you will also enjoy top quality cuisine on a full board basis with endless snacks in-between, a full range of onboard facilities, nightly entertainment, and of course – the piece de resistance – a different destination to discover virtually every morning.

Cruise holidays generally represent excellent value for money but if you’re still not convinced, you will always find plenty of bargains too. For instance when you cruise Thomas Cook you will find regular deals to help encourage you to book, from special online discounts and free cabin upgrades, to inclusive drinks packages and even onboard spending money.

What’s more like any package holiday, the cost of a cruise can often plummet the closer you get to the departure date. Look out for further discounts on holidays leaving within the next few weeks and be prepared to snap up your seats while they’re still available. It can be a rewarding experience and in most cases, booking a late deal can knock a significant chunk off the original cost of the holiday.

Or if that’s a little too last-minute for you, the best bet is to book well in advance. Be ready to reserve your seats as soon as the brochures hit the shelves and not only will you take advantage of early booking discounts, you should also have the chance to spread the cost of your holiday over a longer period of time.

Walking is an amazing way to keep fit and healthy, and also offers a unique way to explore any destination. Experience some of the most stunning beauty spots in the world on a walking holiday.

If you’re planning on holidaying alone, adventure holidays for singles can be a great choice for those who enjoy meeting new people and socialising. You’ll be joining like-minded people, with whom you already have interests in common, making it easy to get chatting and forge new friendships.

Many walking holidays for single peopleoffer group walks and treks, so you’ll be able to enjoy exploring your stunning surroundings with other holidaymakers; sharing the challenges, rewards and sense of achievement.

Mountains in Italy

Once you’ve decided that a walking holiday is for you, there’s the exciting matter of choosing a destination. Mountainous destinations such as the Pyrenees and the Dolomiti mountain range in Selva, Italy, are a good choice as they offer challenging terrain with spectacular vistas on every route.

You’ll also find that, whether you’re a beginner who likes a steady meander, or an advanced hiker, these walking destinations offer walking and hiking opportunities for all levels of ability. For example, Selva has dozens of well-marked trails, ranging from gentle wanders through alpine meadows, to more challenging hikes scaling the mountain peaks.

You’ll also find that the mountain lifts in Selva are open from the third week in June to the third week in September, making those high level walks (and spectacular views) accessible to all.

If you fancy a change mid-week, you can even switch two legs for two wheels and hire a mountain bike to explore the area in a slightly different way.

However you decide to explore your choice of holiday destination, you’re sure to find like-minded individuals to enjoy the scenery, fresh air and exercise with, if you wish. Alternatively, where better to enjoy the luxury of peace and quiet?

Summer is almost upon us, and if you haven’t booked your summer holiday yet then time is running out! Put aside an evening to browse online for last minute holiday deals and get something booked in before it’s too late.

If you’re the kind of person who likes to keep hassle levels to a minimum, then cheap all inclusive holidays are a great choice. With meals, drinks and activities included in the up-front price, an all inclusive holiday can offer great value for money, and makes for an easy, fuss-free break.

The key when going all inclusive is to find the right hotel for you. With all your meals, drinks and activities included, you’re likely to not want to stray far from your chosen complex, so you need to be happy with your choice.

Most all inclusive hotels tend to be on the larger side, so that they can offer a wide range of facilities and amenities to their holidaymakers. The Iberostar Las Dalias Hotel in Playa De Las Americas, Tenerife, for example, is an Airtours bestseller and offers a wide range of facilities and a great value all inclusive package.

Featuring two pools, with plenty of space for sunbathing, a varied entertainment programme, a range of sports facilities including a squash courts, and even a hairdressers, this is an example of a great all inclusive hotel that you won’t want to leave all week.

If you’re taking the kids along, you should also look out for child-friendly facilities, and the Iberostar Las Dalias boasts a mini club, splash pool, daytime activities and a mini-disco.

Food is also a big consideration when choosing an all-inclusive hotel, and a buffet style restaurant means that you’re sure to find something that suits your tastes and fancies, at every meal.

Don’t delay booking that 2012 holiday any longer. Browse cheap all inclusive holiday deals for a great value, no fuss getaway.


Florida holidays are one of the dream getaways for so many families. Attraction tickets can really eat into your budget so saving on cheap bargain holidays in Orlando hotels can save cash for family fun.

We all know Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and Wet ‘n Wild, but where else is worth a visit during Florida holidays?

Gatorland is based just over 15 miles from the Disney area of Orlando. Getting up close and personal with reptiles doesn’t come better than this. Literally walk into the jaws of an alligator, watch them being fed, wrestled and even have your picture taken holding one of the creatures.

Dubbed internationally as ‘the alligator capital of the world’, Gatorland is an attraction often missed, that should be top of everyone’s list.

45 minutes out from the main parks of Orlando, you will find Florida’s answer to one of the United Kingdom’s favourite theme parks. LEGOLAND® Florida opened in 2011 and is the largest of the franchise to date. It offers the usual theme park experience as well as a safari and Pirates Cove water ski show.

Brand new for 2012 is the park’s LEGOLAND® waterpark, featuring wave pools, chasers and Build-a-Raft Rivers for the older ones in the family. Tots will enjoy the DUPLO® safari pool, for hours of paddling fun.

If you thought you’d seen it all, you really haven’t until you’ve visited Ripley’s Believe It Or Not Museum in Florida. Children of all ages will love the brain teasers, puzzles and exhibitions. The attraction offers free parking and takes approximately two to three hours.

You’ll definitely hit Down Town Disney and Universal’s City Walk, but set aside an evening for Orlando’s Pirate Dinner Adventure.  Enjoy a scrumptious three course meal while watching a swashbuckling pirate adventure show.

Florida holidays are what dreams are made of. Don’t hold back on attractions and save on cheap bargain holidays in one of Orlando’s hotels.

Sometimes going  to a  holiday is cheaper than staying at home. I remember a German couple who went to Turkey for a vacation during winter time. They said that it is cheaper to spend a one month all-include vacation there than staying at home during winter time  considering the costs of heating.

I guess they are right.  Besides when you are vacationing, all you have to do is enjoy and relax.
Take a look at the infographic I have below.

Staycations vs Cheap Holidays Abroad Infographic - Thomas Cook
Provided by ThomasCook.

I guess I made a mistake with my studies after taking Accountancy and became a banker for almost 9 years. I should either took journalism or tourism degree and become a travel consultant or a tour  guide.  Travelling is one of my passions aside from gardening, blogging and cooking.

Last week, I was asked by a friend to meet someone last  Monday. She said that she will be introducing  her  friend to me because I  quite know a lot  and very diligent in finding cheap holiday deals in Europe. Her friend is just temporarily living in this continent and want  to explore a lot of places and cities during the duration of their  stay  in Europe.

These are some of the cheap holiday deals I introduced to her last Monday.

10-days  Trip To Turkey for 499.00 Euros

This is an almost all-include trip to Turkey. Included in the trip are  the round trip ticket with Lufthansa departing Munich International Airport and  accommodation to a 4-star hotel  with breakfast and dinner.  Daily trips with tour guides  to different  places in Turkey including Istanbul, Bursa, Pergamum, Troy, Aphrodite, Ephesus and Izmir are also included. Entrances to some museums and historical ruins are not  included in the price. This trip will be this coming spring time.

The Library of Celsus in Ephesus, Turkey. We were there last September 2011.

Trip To  Vienna for  3-days

This is actually a  bus trip departing from  Bavaria, Germany. Places to be visited  include Baden (near Vienna), Vienna, Grinzing and Schönbrunn Castle.  It costs  188.00  Euros for 3-days. You will stay in a 4-star hotel, Hilton Vienna Danube with  2 breakfasts include in it. Tours and tour guides  to the mentioned places are also included in the deal.

4-day Tulip Season in Keukenhof and Amsterdam Trip for  299.00 Euros

Spring is one of the best time of the year to visit  Keukenhof, the so-called Garden of Europe and the world’s largest flower garden. It is a bus trip departing Germany. Included in the trip are 3-star hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner, all the tours in Xanten, Amsterdam, Keukenhof, Nijmegen and Giethoorn with tour guides also. The trip normally costs 389.00 Euros but if you book on or before March 20, you can have it for 299.00.

6 days in Baltic Region for 499.00 Euros

This  holiday package include bus and ferry transportation, hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner, tours to different places and cities in Latvia  and Lithuania and tour guides.  This will be on April 19-24,  2012.

I found this trip very cheap. Sad  to say, I can’t go there because I will be in Spain during the duration of this  trip.

Those are so far the cheap holiday packages I found   this coming spring season. If anyone is interested, feel free to contact me  or leave a comment here.


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Traveling has always been her passion. Ruby wants to share her travels, adventures and personal experiences in Europe and maybe from around the world. The reason why Europe Travel Pad was created. Discover Europe virtually through this blog and travel with her as the journey goes on.