Wednesday, March 19, 2014

The Romance Of The Poconos

The Poconos resorts in the Pocono Mountains are some of the world's most popular honeymoon locales. This is due in part to its proximity to several major population centers of the Northeastern United States, but the people of those major population centers wouldn't visit unless the Poconos offered something other than proximity.
Over the past 50 years, many resorts have started to cater specifically to couples. They realized that the proximity to the major population centers, combined with breathtaking natural surroundings offering an abundance of activities year-round, and an existing infrastructure for catering to guests already in place would make for an unrivaled couples retreat, with something for all types of people.
Today, couples have their pick of any kind of accommodation they could want. Poconos resorts range from simple to world-class luxury, all-inclusive, or cater to specific activities. There are hotels, bed and breakfasts of all types, country inns, dude ranches, house rentals and camping. Many of the resorts are adults only and cater to couples. These resorts boast the ultimate in privacy and luxury, and are in large part, all-inclusive.
Should couples venture from their resorts, fine dining restaurants, world-class spas and plentiful nightlife can be found in some of the quaint, idyllic downtown areas. But that's just the tip of the iceberg. The Pocono Mountains have something for everyone. Whether you're a couple simply getting away from it all to enjoy each other for a weekend, or you're a couple who want to hit the ground running, there's something for you.
The Pocono Mountains consist of 2,400 square miles in northeast Pennsylvania. There are roughly 170 miles of river offering rafting, boating and fishing, breathtaking waterfalls, 261 miles of designated hiking and biking trails, over 35 golf courses, and over 163 ski trails for wintertime activity. There's even a NASCAR track for racing fans.
The Pocono Mountains aren't just for honeymooners either. The various resorts and lodges have wedding ceremonies down to a science. They will take care of the details for you, from food, decor, even officiators, they will let you know what you need to do and bring, and then take care of the rest while you and your guests can relax, have fun, and get ready for the big day. It's a destination wedding as it should be, with minimal travel, the details taken care of for you, and one of the most beautiful backdrops you could ask for during any season. In fact, the Pocono Mountains are known for their fall foliage. The color change in the leaves has to be seen to be believed, and will burn an indelible image into your brain and heart. You would be hard pressed to find a more memorable backdrop for your big day.
Although the Pocono Mountains offer plenty to do for families with children, the true magic of them manifests itself when experienced with that special someone. The natural surroundings alone are enough to keep the fire burning, but the amenities and establishments that exist purely to pamper and spoilage what truly make the experience unforgettable.

Tips for Travelling to America

If you have never been to America before, you could be finding it a little bit intimidating. The country is massive and you don't know what they culture will be like when you get there.
You also won't know what to do when you go through customs. They are a lot stricter than any other country, and rightly so after what they have been through with 9/11.
However, going to America for a holiday is amazing. You should be looking forward to it, rather than feeling anxious about what it is going to be like when you get there. It really is an amazing place.
If you are thinking about travelling to America and you feel like your anxiety about now knowing what to expect, is putting you off, then read on for some tips on how to make the trip anxiety free.
Before you leave
Before you even leave your house, there are some things that you should do. First of all, you should check that you have enough time on your passport. To be accepted through customs, you have to have 6 months left on your passport (from your departure date). If you not have the time on your passport, then you will be sent home.
You should know this already because you will have to apply for a VISA before you leave. This can be done on the internet and it is in the form of an ESTA form. You have to put your passport details on the form and you will know if you have less than 6 months left because you will be refused a VISA.
Therefore, you should have no excuse for entering the country without having a valid passport and ESTA form. They are very strict about this and you won't be let into the country if you do not have the correct documentation.
How do you get from the airport to the hotel?
You might be worried about how you are going to get to the hotel, from the airport, when you arrive, but it is fairly simple.
If you are travelling into a big city airport, then there will be buses and train services available for you to use. They should have a large terminus attached and you can ask for a travel guide.
All you need to do is follow the guide for the street that your hotel is on. Therefore, it is very important that you find out your hotel address before you leave.
Getting the bus or the train will be the cheapest option, but it will also be the longest option because you will have to stop at all the stops to let people on and off, and you might have to walk from a stop to your hotel.
If you want something quicker, which will drop you off at the door to the hotel, then you should opt for a taxi from the airport, but you might have to wait in a queue when you get to the airport. Make sure you have asked the taxi driver for a price before you get in because some firms will leave you on the meter.
If you want everything to be sorted out for you when you get there, you should hire a limo service to pick you up from the airport. You can book it before you leave home and you know there will be no waiting around at the airport. The driver will be waiting for you at arrivals and he or she will get you to the hotel as fast as he can.

Tips for Seeing the Sights on a City Break

If you have never been on a city break before, you might feel a bit intimidated about how you are going to see everything. This is a common feeling for travellers but you shouldn't let that put you off travelling to a city.
You should face your feelings head on and do some research into the city. You could find out the addresses of all the tourist attractions and find out where they are in conjunction with your hotel. A lot of the attractions might be within walking distance if you are staying in the middle of the city.
After your research, you will come to know about the big cities. You can also ask your travel agent if they have any maps of the city, when you book the trip. They should have no problem looking for some information for you.
If you are reading this and you have no time left to do the research, because you leave in the morning, then don't worry too much. Most big hotels in cities have maps and tourist information, for you to use for free. So, just ask the receptionist when you get there.
If you have had plenty of time to do the research and you are still worried about fitting everything in and seeing the sights, then read on for some tips on how to get everything done.
1. Bus Tour - All major cities have bus tours and they have sales persons on the street, so it is easy to book them. You just pay the sales person and then be waiting at the nearest stop at the time that they allocate for you. On bus tours, you will see everything and you will get a bit of history as well. However, on bus tours, you are restricted for time. You might only have half an hour at each destination. That is not a lot of time to explore, so keep that in mind when deciding whether to book a bus tour or not.
2. Public Transport - The cheapest option for seeing the sites would be to use public transport. You could buy a weekly ticket on the trains and buses and then travel to the destinations yourself. You have to plan this out before hand, but you could spend as much time as you like at each tourist attraction. Just make sure that there is enough time for you to see everything. Also, remember that bus tours sometimes include the price of the ticketed attractions. So, if you use public transport, you will have the added cost of the tickets for the attractions. However, some of them are free, so you can take advantage of that.
3. Limo Service - If you want the best of both worlds, then you could hire a limo service for the tourist attractions. With limo tours, they will give you guided tours of the city and then pick you up and drop you off at all the tourist attractions. You will get the history of everything that you are seeing and you are on your own schedule. You just hire the limo for as long as you want it. You could even spread the tour over a few days so that you are not rushed. Furthermore, you don't have to wait for other people to get back to the car, so that you can move onto the next thing. You will be completely free. You can even spend more time at one attraction because you find it interesting, and less time at another.