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Staying in the Heart of Manhattan for $2.50 is Now Possible at NYC’s Hotel Penn

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Wandering the city streets of the Big Apple is something that everyone should experience once in their lifetime. Unfortunately, not everyone gets the chance to make this happen, especially travellers who are trying to adhere to a strict budget. Manhattan is often perceived as one of the more expensive cities of the world, and this perception is not far from the truth.

Luckily though, there is a chance to experience extreme comfort for amazing value at New York’s Hotel Penn in the heart of Manhattan. These accommodations can’t be beat in terms of cost, especially since it follows a strict “Best Rate Guarantee” policy. According to this, Hotel Penn will match the price of comparable hotels in the same area as long as you make the booking on 

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Five Most Gorgeous Natural Attractions in Cairns, Australia


If you want to venture out to find new places far and wide, Cairns is the place to visit. Located in Australia, it continuously awes visitors with its magnificence and will surely give you a gorgeous surprise of a lifetime. If you want to tour this area, then opting for car rental Cairns would be a good idea. To genuinely encounter what Cairns is most known for, look at our rundown of exquisite normal locales to visit while there. Tropical and crowded with tourists, Cairns rests amidst the Great Barrier Reef, the lavish rainforests, and clouded level of the Atherton Tableland. Here is more to it:


  1. The Great Barrier Reef

Your visit to Cairns would begin with the most well known vacation spot of all, the Great Barrier Reef...

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Top 5 islands of the Philippines

Of all the islands of the Philippines, Coron might be the hidden gem you are looking for

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Looking for a paradise island to call your own? If you wish to pursue this ambitious goal, there are few better places in the world to search for your dream hideaway than in the Philippines.

With over 7,000 islands, this nation in the tropical Pacific has been largely overlooked by tourists over the years, making it prime hunting grounds for those looking for a place to get away from it all.

With companies like offering great deals on stays there, it is easy to sample many islands in the Philippines without having to worry about logistics.

If you are unsure where to start, we have a few suggestions that will get your travels in this intriguing nation rolling.

1) Palawan

Located far from other islands in the Visayas, Palawan’...

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5 of the Best Winter Sun Holidays Around the World 


Looking for the perfect way to escape the chilling temperature form your city or country? Well, start packing your bags now and take a trip to five of the winter sun holiday destinations that we will recommend below, each with its unique personality and the promise of providing you with new travel memories that you will forever treasure.


Popularly known as Myanmar, this Asian country is currently one of the hottest destinations, especially for young travelers who are looking for winter sun holidays. It has just recently opened its doors to tourists, which is why it still holds a charm that many people find fascinating. However, when planning a trip in Burma, do not expect to see progressive cities...

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5 City Breaks to Enjoy with the Family


We always should give priority to our family and spend as much time as possible with our family. But it does not happen all the time as we all are busy with our work. But when we get a break, we try and go on a family vacation. City breaks are always very popular family holiday options. Here are 5 wonderful city breaks that you can consider for your next family vacation:


Paphos is a superb family vacation friendly city in Cyprus with vast archaeological sites, the palm-fringed seafront, caper plants that grow on the Mediterranean’s edges, the wild fennel and a vast blue sky. The official Archaeological Site in Paphos is grand and surely the richest in the south’s archaeological locales...

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Dishes you must eat in Sicily

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There are many amazing regions to visit in Italy. However, few appeal so strongly to foodies than the island of Sicily.

Representing the soccer ball on a map of Italy, the culture of this corner of the nation is strong, and needs to be experienced first hand to appreciate it properly.

With that in mind, here are several dishes you must eat in Sicily…

1) Arancini

When you are walking the streets of popular Sicilian centres such as Palmero and Messina, keep your eye out for Arancini, as it is a popular street food that will prime your appetite for the more elaborate meals that are to come.

Arancini are stuffed rice balls that are covered in breadcrumbs, and then deep-fried. The filling varies from place to place, but it usually is filled with cheese, peas, and meat/tomato sauce...

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Exploring the cultural treasures of Egypt

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Want to discover the cultural treasures of Egypt? Despite the fear in the media, foreign tourists that take proper common sense precautions will be safe here, and they will not have to contend with crowds at any of the following essential attractions in this country…

1) Pyramids at Giza

This attraction needn’t have any introduction, as it is THE cultural asset that people from around the globe associate with Egypt when its name is spoken in causal conversation. Standing up to the forces of man and nature for almost 5,000 years, the Pyramids of Giza is the last remaining wonder of the ancient world that still stands today.

Serving as a tomb for some of the oldest Pharaohs of Egyptian civilization, it is an attraction that is practically mandatory for visitors to Egypt...

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Mississippi Wins Christmas with the Polar Express

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“The Polar Express” is coming to life in Batesville, Mississippi this winter. While the classic children’s book was first animated on the big screen in 2004, the real life version will operate at select times between November 20 and December 27 this year, reports Travel Pulse. The Christmas-themed train is expected to attract 30,000 to 40,000 riders eager to join the excursion, which transports travelers between Southaven and Canton, MS.

Those aboard the train will be entertained by dancing chefs, singing elves, and a read-along of the book that inspired it all while enjoying hot chocolate and cookies. They’ll also get to greet Santa Claus and his helpers in Pope, MS, just over seven miles into the trek...

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Exploring Amsterdam’s Undiscovered North

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Once overlooked by travelers, the borough of Amsterdam Noord has developed into a thriving artistic community, a spot for dance and music festivals, and an escape from Amsterdam’s chaotic and touristy center.

The borough was once the industrial site of one of Europe’s largest shipyards. From 1922 until 1984 — when the Nederlandsche Dock Company went bankrupt — supertanker, cargo, and passenger ships were meticulously built and carefully launched into the IJ Lake to sail around the world. Now visitors can explore the repurposed buildings and forests for an eclectic Amsterdam experience many tourists haven’t yet seen.

Getting There

The borough is only a short free ferry away on the opposite side of the IJ Lake, directly behind Amsterdam Central Station...

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Experience Christmas in a different land this year

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Want to experience Christmas in a different land this season? If you are looking to shake up your celebrations at the last minute, this post will give you some suggestions to make this dream happen for you and your family…

1) Germany

Home to the rapidly spreading concept of the Christmas market in other parts of the world, Germany has a holiday charm that cuts to core of its original origins.

The best market to visit is in Dresden, which first put together a festival based around the holiday season in 1435.

At this event and equally popular ones in places like Berlin and Munich, you’ll find traditional crafts, the irresistible aroma of spiced gingerbread, and tasty and dangerously addictive mugs of mulled wine.

The latter will warm you through, but do bundle up tight, as the temperature ...

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