Timeshare resorts represent some of the nations best vacationing. For those of you who have not visited timeshare resorts or are not familiar with them, here is a basic guide. Timeshare is a resort owned by a group of people who want to use the property for their holidays, while splitting the costs of the property as well as share the maintenance costs. Usually professional staffs are given the charge to maintain the property. All co-sharers get to spend a number of days every year at a minimum or at times no cost at all.For example, a time share in Branson, Missouri with an extensive ground for camping charges the members only one dollar per day. This includes facilities like electricity and sewer hookups, recreation facilities and use of community bath houses as well. The resort has shuffleboard, a game room, disc golf, tennis courts, walking and nature trails, bicycle rentals, bike paths, an indoor swimming pool, and an outdoor swimming pool, apart from two fishing ponds for kids. Owner members are provided discount tickets to musicals, specific restaurants, and even the IMAX theatre in the locality. Most of the time members can stay for 21 days at a stretch after which they must leave for seven days before coming back again. These rules help in an effective rotation among all members and misuse by a handful.Some timeshares maintains joint usage agreements with different timeshares resorts all over the world, where one can exchange facilities. There are timeshares which are sold on the condition that the owner may choose to spend one week in every year depending on availability. There are others with such flexible arrangements too. At times owners can give their week of use to friends or family members, provided that the maintenance and fee structures intact.What could be the reason for someone to buy a timeshare or use it? The owner of timeshare is a real owner of the property, and it is preferable to own rather than rent a property. Timeshare also offers a definite vacationing opportunity every year. In addition the number of different locales makes it a worthwhile deal.The timeshare concept was introduced in the 1960s by a ski resort owner in France. Rather than renting a resort he proposed owning a set amount of time per year on a property. This concept became popular world wide, including the U.S where it is growing more popular by the day. Timeshare resorts available all over the country. Most timeshares offer free tours and a free or reduced rate, weekend trip to get a feel of the timeshare property you are investing in. This helps in decision making. Whether you invest or not timeshares are great family Vacation options which might be worth your money.
There are strict controls on tour operators in the UK. Most people assume this applies across the EU but weekenders from Britain should be aware of the risks of booking a weekend in Budapest through a company without a license to operate.With thousands of young men coming to Eastern Europe on stag weekends to sample the cheap booze and buzzing nightlife of cities like Budapest, Bratislava and Warsaw, organising stag and hen weekends is a lucrative business. The Wall Street Journal estimates the market is worth a 60 million a year, so it's no wonder new companies are popping up every day.Unfortunately, only a handful of those in Budapest are licensed, and some are not even legitimate concerns. So what does this mean for the customer?Most tour operators in Britain are members of an association like ABTA or ATOL, which means they have to follow a strict code of conduct. These associations also give holidaymakers an option when their trip abroad fails to live up to expectations. For this reason, visitors are strongly advised to book a weekend in Budapest through a locally run company like Stag Republic.Stag Republic was the first stag weekend organiser in Hungary, so when we set up the company, we wanted to do everything by the book. We filled out all the necessary paperwork and continue to pay an annual membership fee to MUISZ, the Hungarian Association of Tour Operators and Travel Agencies. Since then, several companies have started up, and not a single one has gone down this route. What this means for weekenders is that if they are taken for a ride or do not receive the expected level of service, they have nowhere to turn. This is a big risk to take when you are leaving a hefty deposit and handing over credit card details or hundreds of pounds in cash.But not only are many companies not affiliated to MUISZ, some of them are not even operating legally or paying taxes. Many of our competitors are based wherever it suits them at any time. For tax purposes in the UK, they are Hungarian, but at the same time, they do not have a registered company in Hungary. We have done a lot of research into this - they are acting entirely illegally and are accountable to no one, in some cases not even the tax authorities. This puts our business at a huge disadvantage.Because of the lack of official licensing for our competitors, we took the step of requesting an official enquiry into local organisers and already, the National Association for Consumer Protection has found the following: Hungary for Fun is a "local program organiser", which means it does not require a permit to operate. However, the company can only officially offer a maximum of one activity per group. By offering packages on their website, they are breaking the law. Budapest Piss-up is registered as an English-language online information portal that does not offer services. One glance at the site reveals this to be untrue. Budapest Madness is yet to respond the official inquiry and is currently under investigation.Where this leaves stag weekenders is not clear. The majority have a great time - it's hard not to in Eastern Europe - but if that hotel booking goes wrong, the airport transfer fails to arrive or the activities aren't up to scratch, there's no one to turn to and the best man gets the blame.Is that a risk worth taking to save a couple of quid?
Whether you are flying or driving there is a limit to want you want to take with you. It's just common sense to travel as light as you can. Remember that everything you take with you, you have to take care of ( and haul around)... also, you want to have room to bring home a few treasures from the trip.If you are flying, look at the airline's web site for information and limits. In your carry on luggage you want to have:A passport, for all travel outside the U.S. and identification purposes.Wallet containing:Driver's License and/or other proper photo identification required for domestic travel.Insurance cards for both your medical and automobile insuranceCredit cardsTravelers checksAirline, Cruise or Train ticketsItinerary with confirmation numbers and addresses and phone numbers of where you'll be staying.Travel brochures and mapsCash for tipping those folks that take care of you.Any necessary medication. Carry your medication in their original bottles to help avoid security questions. Cameras, computers and electronics that you really feel that you can't live without.Valuables. Now, let's be practical here, most valuables are better off locked up at home. By taking them with you you are asking to have them stolen or lost. Make sure your insurance will cover the loss if you just have to take them with you.Carry a list of all of the items that you have with you on your trip, and leave a duplicate list at home, to help you file a complete claim form if your items are lost or stolen. To keep things tidy:Don't over pack your bags.Take the proper size luggage for your trip. Too big a bag will allow your items to move around and make damage and wrinkles more likely.Unpack as soon as possible.Most hotels and motels have an iron if you need it. Don't pack liquids. Any town, anywhere has a drug store or Wal-Mart with an isle of travel sized toiletries, if your choice of lodging doesn't supply them.To Avoid Losses:Never leave your luggage unattended Learn your destination's airport code and make sure the correct tag put on your luggage.Avoid taking luggage with expensive brand names that will make the luggage more attractive to thieves.Clearly label your luggage on both the inside and outside with your name and address.Remove all items that are hanging on luggage that could get caught on conveyor belts, such as a leash for walking the rolling bags.Place a trip itinerary in your luggage so your luggage may easily be returned to you.Place an unique bright marking on your luggage so you can easily identify it. We use a strip of yellow duct tape on the handles of our luggage. Marking your luggage makes it easier to identify if it is lost, and keeps other travelers with similar luggage from taking it from the conveyor.Cross pack a couple changes of clothes with a traveling companion. That way if your luggage is misplaced, youll have enough clothes to get by until it's return.Block the view of others when you are entering ATM or phone card numbers so thieves cant copy the codes and use them.If an airline loses your luggage, file a claim before you leave the airport. Be sure to give them a copy of your itinerary and item list for that bag. Also, be sure to get a copy of the claim and phone number to follow up.Consider purchasing trip insurance to protect your property. The more you travel, the more you know that traveling with the smallest possible amount of luggage is the best way to go. To travel light and still have what you need:Call ahead to the hotel or view their web site to see if they offer laundry services, robes and toiletries to will reduce your packing needs.Coordinate your outfits around a central color that allows you to mix and match your outfits and cut down on shoes and accessories.Check the weather to account for seasonal temperature and precipitation fluctuations.Plan your outfits so you can layer instead of bringing coats. Take a solid color sweater that matches your outfits to use to keep you warm.List all the items you are taking. If you don't need it, don't take it.
It is quite true that the more you understand about what you intend to learn, the more interesting that you will find on those subject. No matter how much the subject is complicated, you can learn and make it practical. Today I will talk about the subject of travel luggage, which is most popular among travelers and I have got massive of questions from those traveler about how to choose good travel luggage. But today I am not going to talk about how to choose the good quality luggage as there is plenty of information about this already. Instead we will talk about hoe to take care of your travel luggage safely during the trip, which I think it would be more useful than those articles.Some of you who are frequent traveler may be familiar with problem of losing travel luggage or if this situation never happened to yourself so you might have heard about someone who lost luggage from time to time. Apart from this problem that many travelers usually have but also including problems of broken luggage due to accident or ineffective luggage transfer process by airline staff.However, there are some tips and guidelines to help you on in which ways that you have to choose and the way you use your travel luggage. Certainly that there is more than any other basic guide that you can find elsewhere on the internet, such as colour, materials, design etc.The following details will guide you about information in terms of the correct way of using travel luggage instead.So the first, basic knowledge thing that you have to know is the capacity of the luggage that you have, on the other hand, you have to know that how much stuff that your luggage can hold. My point is the first rule of thumb to reduce chance of luggage broken during the trip is you must not over pack the luggage. Over pack the luggage is the cause of luggage damage that found the most. Over packing increase the pressure inside the luggage when you contain too much stuff and this could cause a broken zipper, and the luggage even have more chance to be broken when it is accidentally dropped. Particularly for people who have only one luggage and they have to go for a long trip, so my suggestion is you should find additional luggage. Apart form to be careful not to over pack the luggage, you may find extra accessory to help you carry the luggage such as placing a protective strap around each bag.The other cause of luggage lost is they are stolen by a thief. In most case, it was found that the cause is many people packed their valuables in a luggage such as jewelry, money or travelers checks and so on. To prevent this situation, you may have to pack these valuables in main luggage, otherwise you are in risk to be a target of thieves and you may lost the luggage. However, there is no one who can predict what is going to happen in the future, there is a way to help you in case when you lost your luggage. You may have to put your name and address inside each luggage. Even though they seem not to help on protecting your luggage from a thief but it will be useful if someone found your bag and return to you.
Les Cascades Golf Course Soma Bay is a most beautiful championship golf course designed by Gary Player and is the first course on the Western Red Sea coast as well as the first championship course in the Middle East designed by one of the 'Big Three' (Gary Player, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus).The course has been described by Gary Player as the 'next Pebble Beach' and ranked amongst the 20 top golf courses in the world by readers of 'Golf Journal'.If you want to play golf in Egypt this course is not to be missed.I stayed at La Residence des Cascades in "Soma Bay" in Egypt, and played the Cascades Course.It is a unique experience to play a desert course with an ocean backdrop, and it is truly breathtaking.Whilst it is a true Championship course, we as a family were able to play without handicap evidence as residents of the fabulous La Residence Des Cascades Hotel, staying in July, which is low season with only 10% occupancy.As there are four different tee positions on every hole, the course works very well for players of all abilities, and there are views to die for on every hole. The contrasts between the lush well watered fairways and greens, and the desert sand where you would expect to find rough are just a beginning. When you follow this up with the turquoise and blue Red Sea, plus the distant mountains you could indeed think you were in paradise for you are.Indeed I even rang work colleagues and friends who were all at work to gloat in the middle of my round!!!There was no danger of disturbing fellow players as there were only 3 other playing groups on the course, possibly because the temperature was somewhere over 40 degrees centigrade!!It must be said the complimentary carts, the quite stiff breeze, and the watering holes on the course did much to alleviate that!!To look at photographs go to http://www.worldwidevacationspots.com/articles/7/1/Cascades-Course-Soma-Bay-Egypt/Page1.htmlIve played resort courses all over the world, and have had to produce evidence of handicap, and then seen fellow golfers hacking there way round no golf snobbery here just a lovely beautifully maintained course, green staff with immaculate manners it was a real treat.It is no wonder that The "Cascades Golf Course Soma Bay" is often described as one of the most beautiful golf courses in the world. The high quality of its hotel La Residence des Cascades makes this a trip worth making.