Looking for a limo service in Toronto can be a difficult thing, because they always seem to be booked up whenever you need one. I work for an IT based company and one of our major investors was coming in town and I needed to make sure I had a car service for him. He was going to be staying for the entire week and I needed to make sure he would have car service for everywhere he needed to go. The company is a small company but we wanted to have the best for our investor. We found a great hotel near the office so we wanted to match that with a great ride to the office.
My husband is the one that suggested I go online and look for a limo service for the week my investor would be in town. At first I was not happy with the websites that came up. They really didn’t offer what I was looking for at the price I needed. Since we are a relatively new company I wanted to save money where I could without looking like we were cheap. Continue reading “Perfect Way to Have
From hidden gems to Hollywood hangouts, Gavin Haines unearths the best coffeeshops in Amsterdam.
1) Green House Centrum
A garter’s toss from the red light district, serious smokers make a beeline for this canal-side coffeeshop, which serves up an award-winning selection of skunk. The recipient of numerous High Times gongs, this coffeeshop is very popular so getting a chair can be a tad tricky. As well as great weed, this venerable establishment serves drinks, snacks and a jolly ambiance.
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2) De Dampkring
Another High Times golden child, Da Dampkring had a cameo in the Hollywood film Ocean’s Eleven, which is why blurry pictures of Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Matt Damon adorn the walls – somehow they manage to fit in with the psychedelic, sixties décor. The warm colours, hackneyed bar and indoor plants conjure a laid-back living room vibe, which attracts a youthful crowd. The weed is top-drawer, particularly the hash.
De Dampkring coffeeshop has Hollywood connections
Overlooking Herengracht, Amnesia is a cool, contemporary coffeeshop with an Oriental vibe; the décor borrows heavily from modern
Having a backie with a local is the latest way of getting around Amsterdam. Gavin Haines goes for a hair-raising ride across the Dutch capital.
“So, do you have many accidents?” I ask Maaike, whilst inadvertently touching her bottom. “Sometimes, but mostly when I’m texting.” It’s not the response I was hoping for as we wobble through the streets of Amsterdam on her rickety bicycle, but I appreciate her honesty.
I also appreciate her generosity: despite the torrential rain and chilly breeze, Maaike has agreed to give me a lift across the city on the back of her bike. She did it with a smile, too, dismissing the grim weather as “typically Dutch”.
Maaike is one of a handful of Amsterdammers to sign up to a novel ride-sharing scheme called Yellow Backie, which offers a new way of getting around Amsterdam for tourists and promises to be a conduit for conversation between locals and visitors. The initiative is the brainchild of cycle hire company, Yellow Bike, which currently has 100 “ambassadors”, like Maaike, across the city.
“We wobble through Amsterdam.”
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The minicab services in London are known all across the world. If you head over to London, you will see the famous minicabs and minicab drivers everywhere you go. Did you know, though, that there are different types of cars used for them? Yes, not all are same. While you might find a few popping up more than others do, there is a variety of vehicle types here. Below are the top 5. If you choose to order a taxi London has driving around, you will more than likely come across one of these 5 types of vehicles.
The Berlingo is perfect for travelling across London. It has a good look, it can fit several people, and it has more than enough room in the back for luggage or anything else the passenger needs to store. Its size and storage space make it an obvious choice, but there is more to it. It has a low MPG and it is safe. With its low price, it is certainly one
There are many places that you should check on the island once you arrive. From 1 day is a short time to move the Key West tour guide, you will want to pack again definitely a minimum of a better vision for the region has to offer. a series of benchmarks, however, that in the day of Miami should not miss West Key information on guides are – Harry Truman White House, Duval Street, The Audubon House and Tropical Gardens, Study Guide Information Key West, Key West Forest and Botanical Garden, etc. if you visit Key West Butterfly and Nature Guide greenhouse Mel Fisher Maritime Museum, Key West Lighthouse and Home and Museum Manager Quarters Museum Ernest Hemingway Mallory Square tower Dry Tortugas National Park South Florida your trip will never be complete if Do not even the guide Florida Keys and Key West visit. Key West is an integral part of the Florida Keys and the southernmost point connected to the American continent. Miami to Key West is a unique area, 160 kilometers from Miami and only 94 miles from Havana, Cuba.
There are many companies that offer this service. Some companies offer driving offer
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What it takes to cook delicious beef recipe? You don’t need to think that much, since it is not that difficult to cook beef with delicious taste. Okay, you may not believe it now, however, once you know beef recipes easy to cook beef, you will admit that to cook something delicious sometimes you no need such a lengthy time with complicated ingredient. Curious? You already have mushroom and beef, what’s else you need? Other things that you need to make recipe even more delicious are leek, garlic, onion, black pepper, butter, vegetable oil, soy sauce, salt, and Royco seasoning with beef flavor.
After you have the ingredients that you need to cook the beef and the mushroom, this is your time to process the ingredients. First thing’s first, you need to put your beef to a bowl that adequate enough to handle the beef. Vegetable oil next, and you need only about 1 tea spoon. Add as well Royco seasoning, garlic, and black pepper. Right after you put those ingredients, mix those aforesaid evenly. That said, the process is not stopping there. Take butter like 2 table spoon, then melt it onto the heated
Traveling abroad is not just for the backpackers and coach class passengers. As an owner of luxury items, you know that the world’s luxuries are at your fingertips.
Just as you can select from elite brands like Ashford, rather than visit the same old destinations everyone else visits, you can select from elite clubs and spas that other people do not even know exist.
If you are headed to a resort city like Cancun, there’s no need to stay in the town of Cancun. Most people make the most of their trip by staying in the crowded “Hotel Zone” and frequenting joints like Hooters and the Hard Rock Café. If you want a truly luxurious experience however, you should head south along the Riviera Maya. Here you’ll find gems like Playa del Carmen and Tulum. Travel a little further south and you will find the lake of seven colors at Bacalar.
If a resort destination is not your preference, visit one of the major metropolitan areas of Europe in a high-end fashion. You definitely do not need to deal with booking reservations at typical “high-end” stays. Find yourself
Do you need any girl to escort you while you are in Paris? Then, visiting a Paris escort agency can be a great choice for you. Girls46 is one of the website which allows you to find or book Paris call girls to escort you spending your afternoon or night. On this site, you will be able to get the best call girls in Paris that can give you more intimate pleasure and satisfied. The girls available in this site are certainly dedicated to their job, so they will work professionally when you call them as escort girl.
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Visiting different places is certainly exciting especially if you’re going on a trip on your own or with your loved ones. The countless brand-new and interesting attractions and sounds that you may be encountering the first time certainly will be life altering. Then again, usually there are some factors that will bring about in making the ideal get-away into a nightmare.
To help with making your own travel experience even more of a fantasy and less of a bad dream, we will talk about some of the most fantastic travel cheats that you’ll truly wish you realized sooner. Just before that though, allow us to just simply talk about a brief yet handy strategy that can significantly influence your own comfort and relaxation.
A neck pillow might not exactly look much but this common tool can greatly make it easier to loosen up and maybe even go to sleep on your journey. A superb memory foam pillow can avoid or lessen neck, shoulder and also upper back problems to get a much more comfortable trip.
Should you decide to travel, we seriously recommend that you get yourself a high-quality memory pillow. A memory pillow is definitely better choice in comparison with inflatable or
There are several different types of travel insurance that you can choose when you are looking to protect your travel investment. Two of the most well known travel insurance companies are Access America and Travelsafe Travel Insurance. If you are planning on traveling in the United States or abroad, it is a good idea to get travel insurance to cover the cost of your trip in case something goes wrong.
Both Access America and Travelsafe Travel Insurance offer travel insurance for someone who is traveling in a variety of different methods – by air, sea or train. Access America is more geared towards domestic travel, although it is also used by those who are traveling out of the country. Many of the people who get Access America travel are getting it because they are going on a cruise.
Cruising along with Access America and Travelsafe Travel
Cruises are the number one reason why people get travel insurance. Cruises are subject to many mishaps, especially when due to the weather. One of the best aspects about choosing Access America as your travel insurance is that they will insure a cruise. There are exclusions when it comes to insuring the cruise during hurricane season, but
What do we mean by one way travel? This is taken to mean when someone has open ended travel plans and has not bought a return leg or, perhaps, if someone is emigrating and wants to have cover for the travel part of their itinerary. The advice here is to check the policy wording carefully. Some policies, mostly at the cheaper end of the market, will not have cover in place for one way travel and will require travellers to have purchased, or have proof of purchase, of a return ticket and insurers will ask to see this, if and when, a claim is made. Once you have found a travel insurance provider who will cover one way travel, you do need to remember that cover will only be provided for the period of their insurance or there could be a restriction on how long the cover is in place once you have arrived at your final destination. This could easily be overlooked. Likewise, don’t assume that your annual multi-trip insurance policy will cover you for the period you spend away, as most of these policies do have trip limits. So if your annual policy allows you to take individual
However, there has been a sea change in the preparation scenario. Yes, gone are the days where you were required to make all your travel arrangements without adequate guidance.
Travel agents and efficient ones at that, are functioning across the globe. With many of them vying with each other to sign up a customer, there is a confusion that prevails among the travelers. Do I get the best deal? Am I dealing with a licensed travel agent? Will my tour be hassle free? These are some of the questions that are foremost in the minds of a traveler trying to book a travel agent.
All these questions will be satisfactorily resolved if you can get hold of a comprehensive travel agent guide. When you have comprehensive list of agents, you can check out each and everyone on the list by either calling them up or visiting their website to find out about the services rendered by them.
The World Wide Web is playing a very vital role in the life of every individual who has access to the internet. You can select a travel agent on the internet, check out their services, and book them online in a jiffy. And, interestingly you can
Luckily for dog owners, these animals travel by air better than cats. If the dog is accustomed to car travel, then air travel shouldn’t be a problem at all. Use the following dog air travel tips for safe and pleasant airpline travel with your best furry friend.
Certify Your Dogs Health before Air Travel
Not only is dog air travel better for your dog if the dog is healthy, but it’s actually the law. Federal law requires that a dog has been certified within 10 days of the trip to be healthy, vaccinated, and free from contagious diseases. This is a very important for any pet travel, large or small.
Avoid Excessive Temperatures
Ensure the safety of your dog during air travel by never flying with your dog while temperatures are over 85 degrees or under 35 degrees, on either end of the flight. Many airliners put “heat embargos” and/or “cold embargos” on dog air travel during the summer and winter months respectively. This means that the airliners prohibit dog air travel during these times. This shouldn’t be seen as a problem, because the airlines do it to prevent disease or death, and guarantee a safe flight for your dog.
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Have you ever used Airbnb or other peer-to-peer accommodation services when travelling? If yes, you are likely to travel more than you used to, you choose your destination from among a wider set of alternatives, and you are more active in your destination.
Peer-to-peer accommodation services such as Airbnb have changed travel patterns in many ways, according to a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland and Washington State University. The study provides new insight into how the availability and use of peer-to-peer accommodation services affect travel patterns. The findings were published in Journal of Travel Research.
The study found that tourists are interested in peer-to-peer accommodation services due to social and financial reasons. Users of peer-to-peer accommodation services are often in social interaction with their hosts, and peer-to-peer accommodation services are a cost-effective alternative to, for example, hotels.
Financial savings achieved by using peer-to-peer accommodation services make it possible to broaden the selection of destinations and the number of trips, while the social aspects inspire people to travel more in general and to stay in their destination for a longer period of time. Financial savings — together with tips from hosts — also increase tourists’ activeness in their
Traveling overseas come late November? Doesn’t mean you’ll miss a traditional turkey dinner.
Thanksgiving has long been one of the most celebrated American holidays: marked by everything from turkey to pumpkin pie, from football to the Macy’s Day Parade, and from being thankful to being stuffed, there’s something for everyone. While the day’s festivities can be hard to replicate outside of the U.S., certain restaurants around the world have taken it upon themselves to try—and its something we’re thankful for.
Read on for our ever-expanding list, or jump ahead to your city of interest: Beijing; Berlin; Cape Town; Copenhagen; London; Melbourne; Milan; Paris; Shanghai; Vancouver; Seoul; and Tokyo
If you think traveling in China means missing Thanksgiving, think again. The large number of American expats living in Beijing ensures that a surprising number of turkey dinners and promotions pop up every November at restaurants, hotels, and breweries. Here are 10 places to celebrate Thanksgiving there this year.
The Big Smoke Bistro
This popular Xingfucun brasserie is pulling out all the stops, serving a honey agave-glazed turkey with red wine gravy. Turkey portions are available for small tables of two or three people all the way up to groups of 14. Sides, like the portobello
Fashionable fish pedicures, traditional Thai massages, ritual cleansing, colour therapies, ice treatments and moon baths are just some of the many spa treatments available in Alicante. Wellness is taken very seriously in this part of the world.
Ease away the stresses of modern life, switch off your smartphone and tune in to your inner self with a trip to the spa on the Costa Blanca. You can choose one or two treatments during your stay or enjoy a full-blown spa break in a luxury hotel.
You could also combine your stay with cosmetic surgery with leading medics in their field. You could have breast implants, liposuction, Botox or denistry work, for example.
One of the latest holiday trends is wellness tourism which stresses the importance of prevention of ill-health and making lifestyle changes. This combines two of the world’s top industries – tourism and healthcare. It’s all part of a growing trend to make a holiday a worthwhile experience, like medical tourism, ecotourism, volunteering tourism or educational holidays.
Here is a sample of the luxury spa breaks and treatments available in the Alicante region.
Those in the know have been enjoying a new kind of pedicure which is taking Europe and the USA by
Two months after catastrophic earthquakes devastated communities and brought sacred landmarks to the ground, Ruth-Ellen Davis looks at whether it’s time to go back to Nepal.
From the moment the plane descends enough to see the jagged Himalayas thundering skywards behind Kathmandu, Nepal has you transfixed.
Months after leaving, my head was still swept up in the tiny, mountainous country; the slightest wisp of cloud became a snowcapped peak imprinted on the East London horizon.
But more than glorious memories of rising temples, descending lush green rice terraces and strings of fluttering prayer flags illuminated by the sunrise, it was the unending kindness and gentle spirituality of the Nepalese people that made the news of the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake on 25 April, and the subsequent 7.3 tremor on 12 May, so wholly difficult to bear.
There’s no two ways about it: Nepal needs its visitors back. Reports say tourism is down as much as 90%, and in a country where over half the population work in the industry, its hopes of recovery depend on some semblance of normal daily life returning.
Following the earthquake, is it safe to visit Nepal?
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From monitoring wolves in the Carpathian Mountains to rehabilitating big cats in the Amazon, options abound for benevolent travellers.
1) Monitoring wolves, Slovakia
Picking up wolf poo is just one of the highlights of this eco-expedition, which takes participants to the snow-capped Carpathian Mountains to monitor lynx, wolf and bear populations.
Based in a cosy chalet, volunteers will work with scientists to track the carnivores and may even be involved in capturing and radio-collaring them. It’s great fun and all for a worthy cause: the ultimate aim is to deepen our understanding of the creatures and create a sustainable future for them.
Cost: £1,290 (excluding flights)
Expedition length: 7 days
More information: www.biosphere-expeditions.org
Study these magnificent beasts in the Carpathian Mountains
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2) Conserving the Devonshire coast, UK
Working with North Devon’s hardy wildlife rangers, volunteers signing up to this expedition will find themselves helping out with all manner of tasks: from rounding up ponies to repairing coastal paths.
It’s not all work, though. As well as assisting local rangers, participants will also hit the waves with two gnarly surf lessons delivered by Devon’s finest board riders.
Cost: £295 (excluding travel)
Expedition length: 7 days
From Shakespeare’s Stratford to Borges’ Buenos Aires, we explore the destinations that inspired our greatest poets and examine the marks they left behind.
1) Shakespeare, Stratford-upon-Avon
Perhaps the biggest literary pilgrimage of all, Stratford-upon-Avon has become intertwined with England’s National Poet who was born, grew up, and eventually died in the picturesque town.
Sadly, few historical relics remain that showcase Shakespeare’s life in Stratford, and there is little to see aside from museums that swarm with visitors and costumed guides.
Instead, it is perhaps best to simply observe the city as Shakespeare would have seen it. Drink in the Garrick Pub (dating back to 1400) and stroll across the ancient Clopton Bridge. Visitors should also catch a play at the (not so historical) Royal Shakespeare Theatre.
What to read: The Complete Sonnets and Poems: The Oxford Shakespeare by William Shakespeare.
Don’t miss: The funerary monument at the Holy Trinity Church includes a demi-figure of the poet that’s one of only two lifelike depictions of the Bard accepted as an accurate physical portrayal. The church is also the site of Shakespeare’s grave, where an epitaph places a curse on any visitor who “moves my bones”.
Shakespeare’s restored first home is now a
100 years ago, absinthe was banned across much of Europe. Daniel Fahey heads to its birthplace, Val-de-Travers in Switzerland, for a taste of its underground distillation scene.
We sent Daniel Fahey to Val-de-Travers in Switzerland to expose its clandestine absinthe scene, but received only the following: an A4 envelope stuffed with notes, quotes and recorded ramblings. Now we have word that he is safe, we’ve assembled this story from his original work and Dictaphone recordings. It begins with an apology written on a bar bill.
The hour is long, the valley dark, and rational thought escapes me. I cannot sleep yet continue to dream. I fear for my eternity. This envelope contains my findings from the last 48 hours, my assignment in full. Sorry it’s not typed, nor ordered, but use what you can. Adjust payment accordingly, and send on to my mother. I wish to walk back to England.
Couvet is an average Swiss town with very little remarkable about it. Scattered on the sod of the Val-de-Travers valley, 15km (9 miles) from the French border, its chalets stand in silence. It has a butchers, a cinema and a couple of bars. Cheery locals