Between February 1st and May 15th 2007, 10 Caribbean nations will join together in an unprecedented effort to simplify travel restrictions. Inspired by the hosting of the Cricket World Cup the third largest sporting event in the world these Caribbean nations will allow visitors to travel between the islands without the hassle of international customs or visas. Furthermore, all 10 nations participating in the Cricket World Cup are located relatively close together, allowing travelers to easily visit several unique destinations in one vacation.Though the Cricket World Cup is scheduled to run from March 5 to April 28, the additional six weeks of hassle-free travel have been allotted to lure additional tourists to the Caribbean. Therefore, you could even take advantage of this travel agreement in early May after the Cricket World Cup is completed and hop between islands for a two-week vacation.Here is a list of the Caribbean nations you will be able to visit without the normal hassles of international travel: Antigua and Barbuda Barbados Dominica Grenada Guyana Jamaica St. Kitts and Nevis St. Lucia St. Vincent and The Grenadines Trinidad and TobagoOnce you arrive at one of the island nations listed above and clear customs, you will then be able to travel to the other nations without any immigration procedures. For those accustomed to traveling between states in the U.S., this may not seem significant. However, considering the stringent travel guidelines put in place at the beginning of year, this agreement is truly a unique opportunity.Another great aspect of this agreement is that most visitors wont need to acquire visas for their travel. Residents of the following nations will be allowed to visit any of the 10 countries involved in the Cricket World Cup agreement without a visa: United States and Dependent Territories United Kingdom and Dependent Territories Canada France and Dependant Territories The Netherlands and Dependant Territories Germany Spain Japan Italy IrelandSouth Africa CARICOM Member Nations (except Haiti)It is estimated that nearly 95% of the current visitors to these Caribbean nations will be able to travel without visas during this travel window. Even the nations that require a visa for travel will find the process greatly simplified.Prior to the announcement of this travel assistance program, Caribbean nations banded together for several political and economic reasons. CARICOM, short for Caribbean Community, is composed of 15 Caribbean nations devoted to increasing tourism opportunities and activities. Beyond the development of long-term tourism assistance programs, CARICOM will also streamline the visa process during the Cricket World Cup for all visitors from nations not listed above. The visa program will include a special website for applications, a 24-hour hotline for visa assistance, three-day turnarounds for visa requests, waiving of visa fees for children 12 and under and additional preparation for visitor emergencies. As helpful as the CARICOM programs are today for travelers looking to secure a visa, this group of Caribbean nations will only make life easier for all tourists in the years to come.Most importantly, you dont need to visit or participate in the Cricket World Cup to take advantage of this travel opportunity. Besides the high-profile cricket matches, the Cricket World Cup will also bring plenty of events to the islands. Though these Caribbean islands are always centers of activity, the Cricket World Cup is certain to draw even more festivals, live music and fine art events.Whether you are a cricket fan or not, there has never been a better time to visit the Caribbean. Book a flight and get ready to experience these unique and exotic islands for yourself.
North Florida is comprised of such large cities as Tallahassee, Panama City Beach, Jacksonville, Gainesville and Pensacola. Tallahassee is largely popular for being the state capital as well as home of Florida State University. This school's mascot is the Seminoles and has an exceptional athletics department consisting of a basketball, baseball and championship football team. While in Tallahassee you may want to visit the Governor's Mansion, the eclectic art districts or one of the more than 60 parks that make up this gorgeous city. Hike, bike or walk and see why this area is so beautiful.Rivaling Florida State University is the University of Florida Gators which is located in Gainesville. This city, joking called the swamp because of the Gator mascot, bleeds orange and blue! This city is also home to Shands Hospital which is one of the leading employers in this area and on cutting edge of medical research. Santa Fe Community College is also located here and has the distinguished honor of being the only community college that runs its own zoo in the nation. Students serve as guides while you visit monkeys, reptiles and more at the 14 acre facility.Panama City has over 27 miles of beach which has become a sun lover's paradise. Six historic wrecks have made this area abundant for snorkeling, fishing and scuba diving. It has exotic sea life which helps these restaurants to provide you with the best seafood imaginable. What was once a hidden treasure is now a spring break hot spot. Almost year round you will find people sunbathing, splashing in the water, or just visiting one of waterfront restaurants.Jacksonville is the 14th largest city in the United States and is home to the NFL Jacksonville Jaguars. It's year round climate provides the perfect playground for residents and visitors to enjoy golf, boating, fishing and tennis. With miles of water from the St. John's River and the Atlantic Ocean, this area is a great place to be.No matter where you visit or live in North Florida you are sure to have superb weather, and plenty of activities. These cities have preserved their cities charm, while growing and changing with the times. It is said that this area of the state is known for its gorgeous weather and southern charm. Come to North Florida and see for yourself!
Planning for your holidays with children might to be easy. A number of factors arise on deciding were you are taking your children for your vacation. A difference exist between magnificent holiday spot and an unforgettable family vacation spot1. Central Florida has been one of the best kid friendly vacations spot on earth for very long time. For everyone from small children to grand parents, have fun on visiting Walt Disney World. You and your family are made to feel that they all are in another world if you board in Disney Resort. Your family can take breakfast with Mary Poppins or lunch with Cinderella if you stay in Walt Disney World. All over the year trip for theme park (Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center, MGM Studios, and Animal Kingdom) and two water parks (Blizzard Beach and Typhoon Lagoon) organized by Walt Disney World in Florida.2. Atlantis Resort located on Paradise Island in the Bahamas is best for a tropical family vacation. Every member of the family can have fun due to the variety of attraction offered by the resort. Eleven pools and a number of water slides and rides from kiddies pools to the Mayan Drop that plunges riders down a 6-story slide in the water, characterizes the resort. Sailing excursions, snorkeling, golfing and other outdoor activities are part of enjoyment with the tropical landscape offered by the resort.3. Snowbird Resort in Snowbird, Utah for those families loves snow instead of sandy beaches. Snowshoeing, snowboarding, lugging, snow mobiling, ice-skating and snow tubing are the various activities that can be enjoyed by the family.4. Treesort in Oregon is the perfect vacation destination for family interested in adventure. Swiss Family Robinson type of vacation, high above the ground in the trees, is offered by Treesort. Your family can select from 18 different tree houses to stay in. Wooden swings, swinging bridges, platforms and forts for climbing and fun are part of the resort.5. Williamsburg, Virginia offers both activities and educational value of a family. Any family can suit well into the packages offered by Kingsmill Resort. Tennis and golf courses, in addition to a marina are being offered. Swimming and yoga, as well as time spend in the resort's game room enjoyed by the kids. A vacation full of activity, relaxation, education and excitement is being offered by the city of Williamsburg and the Kingsmill Resort.
Bags are an essential accessory for most people, there seems to be a style for every occasion. The difficulty comes in finding the right one for you at the right price.Sometimes the purpose of a bag and its practical application is more important than how it looks; this is often the case with a backpack. The backpack has many advantages, but the most obvious one is the fact that it leaves both hands free. Below we will review the whys and wherefores of a good backpack.Why Should You Buy A Backpack?Using shoulder bags, worn either on one shoulder or across the body will still leave the bag free to move and slip around. If you are hiking or walking over rocks or mud, the swing of your bag can be enough to off balance you. A backpack would be securely fastened to you and would be less likely to cause a slip. If you are not used to carrying a backpack there is a simple test you can do which may be quite an eye opener. Next time you are out shopping or commuting to work take note of which arm/shoulder you usually carry your bag on. On the return journey try to carry the bag on the opposite side of your body, this will probably feel quite uncomfortable the reason for this is that either you have developed stronger muscles on one side of your body, or in the case of shoulder bags, you have learn to hold the bag on by moving your shoulder up and down. Both of these options could suggest that you are walking in a lopsided manner; this potentially can damage our spines. So the carrying of an uneven load can be harmful and should be avoided if we want to keep our back in good order. The design of a backpack should allow one to carry your load evenly, you will probably also find that you can carry a heavier weight without straining any musclesWhat Should You Look For When Buying A Backpack?First you need to establish when you will be wearing your backpack; will you be using it for long periods of time? If you are hiking and will be carrying it all day, it is best to choose a backpack with wide supporting straps. If you are simply carrying your book and house keys when commuting to work, you can go for backpack with thin straps which would be quicker and easier to slide on and off. If you are going for a backpack with wide straps, make sure that these are fully adjustable; you will need to be able to adjust the backpack to fit not only your build, but also be able to adjust it depending on the weight you are carrying. It is important to make sure that you try the backpack before buying it and also wear clothes that will be worn when you are using the backpack the majority of the time; for example, if you are buying your backpack for hiking, make sure that you can fit any waterproofs underneath comfortably.What Do You Need It For?You should also consider what you will be carrying in your bag. Firstly for weight purposes and secondly to make sure that you have enough pockets and compartments laid out in suitable positions. If you have small children, you may want to make sure there is a section where you can put their spare clothes or snacks in, which is easily accessible.Where will You Be Using Your Backpack?Although you can never guarantee the weather it is worth thinking about how waterproof or water resistance you need the backpack to be. Another consideration worth bearing in mind when deciding what size of backpack to buy is that warm winter clothing takes up a lot more space than lightweight summer waterproofs.Good luck with choosing your backpack, remember, if you are not sure it is the right one then keep trying on more of them until you are happy with your choice.
Low-priced airline tickets are available through the Ayopah Mall. Consumers not only receive the lowest fairs available, they also save money by getting cash back from all of their airline and online purchases.Most of us like to travel whether it is just a couple hundred miles in the car for a weekend getaway, or clear across the globe for a summer in Italy. Naturally, when we venture far from home we must turn to air travel unless you are a person who is scared to fly. So, the search begins for low-priced airline tickets. Sometimes, I can't help but wonder if there truly is such a thing. Even after scouring the web, I often came up empty handed. I used to think to myself; please tell me this is not just a dilemma exclusive to me. No offense to the "deal sites," but sometimes they just didn't seem to come through.There were so many like travelocity.com, orbitz.com, priceline.com, cheaptickets.com, etc... I can't even begin to try to name them all. Now, the goal of these websites is to provide folks like you and me with "low-priced airline tickets" . Or at least I thought that was the goal. They tell you to name your price? Well, that routine just didn't seem to work for me. Oh I name my price alright, but it never let me purchase airline tickets for price I wanted. And I'm not saying that I use to punch in something ridiculous like two dollars. I think I put in a fair price, but it was always rejected. I began to think maybe it was me. Maybe, I just chose the wrong times to look.In all honesty, I'm surprised that airline tickets are as high as they are these days. They were low for a while after 911, but then the shot back up. Now, they are claiming that the reason for the higher prices is because of the rising price of fuel. Ugh!Considering all the hassles of flying now, I'd think airlines would cut us a few deals. I'm not too crazy about that x-ray machine that basically strips you nude. Although I do see the purpose behind them, I think they should work to come up with an alternative machine, one that allows us a little dignity when flying.There are prudent times and bad times to purchase airline tickets. Anyone who's currently scrambling to get airline tickets within 14 days of a trip might as well forget it. Well, that is unless you want to be charged an arm and a leg. The beaches are already packed and hotels are booked. Trust me on this one. Purchasing airline tickets to hot spots should be done far in advance. The same goes for lodging reservations. Then, just maybe one of those "deal sites" will actually have a deal for you.Finally, I was introduced to the Ayopah Market place. I needed to find away to get to California within a week. A friend told me about Ayopah . He told me to look into the travel section and go to Kayak.com. So, I did. When I got there, I found all of these testimonials from very creditable newspapers like the Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, and Chicago Tribune etc They all were claiming how Kayak was the best on the Internet for low vacation fairs. So, I took a chance.I added my itinerary. And, to my surprised, I got the price that I wanted. This site is amazing. I saved nearly two hundred dollars going through Kayak.com. I became a customer for life.About two weeks later, I got a call from my friend saying, thank you for shopping in my mall.. I said what? You have a mal?. He said, yes I have an online mall. I was totally confused. He went on to tell me about the Ayopah Market Place. He informed me that he could give me a free mall for myself. So, I could not only save money shopping online, but he told me that he could get cash back. I thought he was crazy.He went on to explain that if I were a member when I purchased my tickets, I could have received additional cash back. He told me that a company named Escape International was providing free malls to its representatives and all I had to do was sign up for free and to shop in my own mall.He told me that if had my own mall at the time that I was purchasing my airline tickets I could have gotten cash back. He sent me to Ayopah.com to sign up so that I could get my own mall link. Now, when I shop in my own mall, Escape International sends them a check each month that their commissions total $25.00 or more.I now, do all of my shopping online for airline tickets, clothing, household appliance, shoes jewelry, everything. And I get cash back for all of my purchase. In addition, when I give others a free mall I earn a commission from everything that they buy though their mall.