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My travel confirmation is finally here! I am so happy after checking the mailbox yesterday. When I opened the envelope, I found out that it is already the confirmation of my next trip. Where would be the next destinations? For now, I will keep it secret!

After finding the cheapest airfare, I immediately booked it before it will get expensive again. Being a frequent  traveler,  I already learned a lot  on how to save time and money when planning or booking for my next vacation. Read more… »

Let’s deviate from the norm here and visit this time USA! It is almost a year now since I visited the United States of America for the second time. I have been to many places and cities around the world but there are some places which I truly miss. One of it is Las Vegas. Visiting the so-called “Entertainment and Gaming Capital of the World” is truly a fun and memorable experience.

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The Fremont Street Experience during our night visit. You can see the neon lights on which makes this area very nice at night.  Taken during my second visit in Las Vegas, Nevada  last summer 2012. © www.europetravelpad.com

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Am I right with my title? I believed yes! Las Vegas is indeed the “Capital Entertainment of the World”. Ask anyone who happened to visit and experience this city. I was there twice and I know it for sure! Whatever form of entertainment you want, you can have everything in Vegas!

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Cirque Du Soleil, a famous show in Las Vegas.  © www.europetravelpad.com

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I was browsing some photo albums this afternoon. I landed in one of  my  albums  taken in San Francisco, California. It is around 8 months now since my visit in this city. I experienced a lot there and I am so thankful about it. I only did not met good friends but I also experienced many interesting sights due to them.  To Ate Mary, Brianna and Jacky, thanks for being  great hosts  and  tour guides. I and my sister are forever grateful about it.  You are simply awesome!

CIMG4093The famous Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

San Francisco (Spanish for “Saint Francis”) was founded on June 29, 1776, when colonists from Spain established a fort at the Golden Gate and a mission named for St. Francis of Assisi a few miles away.  The California Gold Rush of 1849 brought rapid growth, making it the largest city on the West Coast at the time. Read more… »

Hello 2013!  Happy New Year to everyone! I am gladly welcoming   another year  in my life.  I believed this year will be  another year full of adventures and challenges. .. A year to travel and to experience  more  places in this world. ..A year where I am hoping and praying to be a year of another success. Coupled with hard work and determination, I believed it will be!

There are a lot of destinations to visit  in this beautiful world. One life is not enough to  see everything. I am glad that I  experienced some especially in Europe. I still have a  lot of places that I included in my wishlist. I would love to share about it in my  next post.

I am also thankful for all the  opportunities to  travel in 2012.  It was a year full of challenges. I did able to visit a lot of cities and countries especially in Europe. I can’t thank God enough for  everything he Had  given me during the past year.

Here is an inventory of the places I visited in Europe last 2012.

  1. Germany- Weissenburg, Nuremberg, Regensburg,  Munich, Weimar, Erfurt, Jena, Wuerzburg, Hamburg, Kiel, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Bodensee, Insel Mainau and many more..Still trying to remember the others.
  2. Spain-  Madrid,  Barcelona, Segovia, Avila, Alcazar de Henares,  Guadalajara, El Escorial, Callela, Montserrat
  3. France- Strasbourg,  Riquewihr
  4. Switzerland- Zurich  and Basel
  5. Hungary- Budapest
  6. Austria- Salzburg
  7. Italy- Vicenza
  8. Lithuania- Vilnius, Klaipeda,  Kaunas,  Siaulai
  9. Latvia- Riga
  10. Czech Republic- Karlovy Vary

I also visited United States of America and was in California, Oregon, Arizona and Nevada. My dream of coming  to Canada  was finally granted. I was in Vancouver.

I want to share some of the travel snapshots I took during  those trips. Here they are;

SAM_1893Bodensee or Lake Constance in Germany last August 2012.

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View of San Francisco, California-USA vacation last Aug.-Sept. 2012.
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Riquewihr, France-during our Christmas market trip last November 2012. © www.europetravelpad.com

Riquewihr, France-during our Christmas market trip last November 2012. © www.europetravelpad.com

El Escorial, Spain - visit last  March 2012.© www.europetravelpad.com

El Escorial, Spain – visit last March 2012.
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Las Vegas, Nevada- USA vacation last Aug-Sept. 2012
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Halloween celebration is over..so as my one month vacation in the United States of America. It seems like yesterday when I visited this  big country. One of the cities I visited was the “Gaming and  Entertainment Capital of the World” . Las Vegas is always a very interesting city for me. I always love it there. It was actually my second visit in the US and I believed I will keep on coming there again.

One of the hotels we explored was the Stratosphere tower and hotel. We also climbed on top of the tower. From there, you can have  a fantastic view of the city of Las Vegas and its surroundings. There are interesting rides you can experience on top of it. The Big Shot, Insanity, X-scream and  Sky Jump Las Vegas. If you are courageous enough, you can try all the  rides there. Sorry but these rides are not for me.

The  highlight of our visit there was  when we witnessed the setting of the sun. It was spectacular!

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View of Las Vegas on top of the Stratosphere tower.
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One of my facebook friends just asked me if I already return from my US tour. Yes, I am! I am back to reality again. So what’s with my post title “Hello Las Vegas”? It’s not a big deal, right folks? I don’t want to say goodbye Las Vegas but I would love to say “Until then”. This simply means that I will be backed to Las Vegas in the future again.

It was actually my second visit in the “Gaming and Entertainment Capital of the World”. Every visit was unique and there were lots of great and memorable times. I am happy to meet my sisters in the United States. My second visit was great for me because I visited a lot of states cities in the US including Vancouver, Canada.

I  always wanted to share long travel stories but my time is always limited.  Besides there is a saying that says, “Pictures speaks a thousand words”, so here is an image of the famous Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas. I love watching this dancing water show…and will always will!

http://www.europetravelpad.com/the famous Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas.

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.

 

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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.

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