Heraklion is the town you’ll be visiting if you’re doing business on Crete. The capital, a city of some 300,000 plus, has been an administrative hub since the Bronze Age and Minoan times. Dominated by the old Venetian Fortress and its lovely harbor, one hotel looks out over these landmarks and the whole city. Lato Boutique Hotel offers location, location, and an uncompromising view. As further evidence of the hotel’s notoriety and banner reputation, Lato was just nominated for yet another World Travel Award for Best Europe Boutique Hotel 2014. If the property wins, this would make an unprecedented four wins in a decade. No other hotel on any continent has won so many times that we know of.
As four star hotels go, Lato Boutique sits at the borderline of economy and luxuriant amenities. As for the views and room accouterments, these are reminiscent of the best hotels in the world. As for price a casual flair, Baby Boomers may think that they are at a Holiday Inn on old Route 66 in America. There’s nothing ostentatious, not even the brilliant gourmet restaurants on the premises, no less than 2. Fully refurbished in 2013, this iconic Cretan hotel has been operating for over 35 years, owned by the same family. Read more…
Getting sick on or just before a vacation can be a real downer. If one falls ill just before leaving for a vacation, a few precautions can help you feel better through the flight. If you get sick during a vacation it can be even more unpleasant. Minor illness can easily be treated with medicines but it may mean missing out on a day or two of fun. On the other hand anything major can result in a lot of stress and even bring additional cost if you don’t have travel insurance.
Inform the flight attendant
If you mention to the flight attendant that you are unwell can turn out to be quite a bonus, even if you are traveling in economy, the flight attendant is sure to take a little extra care. It could translate into extra pillows or blankets and even a more comfortable seat. It will also make matters easier if you happen to take a turn for the worse. They can help expedite medical care on landing. Read more…
It’s hard to imagine what airlines decide to fly cargo, especially when you only pack some clothes, toys and other common-sense items you cannot stuff in the small compartment above your head in a plane. But just under your feet, a whole new world opens, with potentially mind-blowing passengers.
Imagine live manatees waiting patiently to be delivered to their new homes, or a shocking 17,000 live Christmas trees in their way to American troops stationed overseas. If these are not enough to blow your mind, what about 2,750 bottles of donor breast milk? And sure, human and animal sperm tops the list too. Read more…
Mesothelioma is a type of cancer that attacks the mesothelium, the tissue that covers most of your internal organs. A rare and aggressive form of cancer, it most often affects the lungs. Symptoms include painful coughing, shortness of breath, chest pain, weight loss and unusual lumps of tissue. Because the disease takes a long time to form, by the time it is diagnosed it is usually incurable, and treatment primarily involves relieving symptoms and maintaining quality of life.
Causes of Mesothelioma
The primary risk factor for mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos. This can occur at or near asbestos mines or asbestos processing plants, factories that make certain types of automotive or construction materials, construction sites, military installations or ships in which asbestos was used in construction, and older buildings with asbestos materials. Asbestos exposure occurs when asbestos material is disturbed during mining, construction, building renovation, deterioration or demolition, and fibers are released into the air. When you breath in these fibers, they lodge in your lungs, damage your cells, and could become cancerous. A mesothelioma diagnosis may be possible only decades later. Read more…
Travel is always and adventure, an opportunity do discover new places, meet new people, learn, and have fun. Mixing that with the world of fairy tales, stories, and fantasy, Expedia and VisitBritain have come up with a new TV campaign to boost tourism to the UK. “Find Your Storybook” features a mother reading a story to her son, which actually features the many unique attractions of Britain, from castles turned into hotels to the Loch Ness monster.
VisitBritain, the national tourist board for England, Scotland and Wales, and Expedia.com launched this new campaign on February 9. The campaign’s TV add will be supported by digital brand and tactical advertising tied to social media, the total investment surpassing $4.5 million.
The ad was filmed in Scotland, Wales and London and was inspired by the parallel between reality and the fairytales of castles, knights and queens.
“Britain’s historic venues have been the setting for a wealth of captivating stories, from Harry Potter to Downton Abbey, so, when looking for locations that would move others to start their own storybook, Britain was a natural choice,” commented Noah Tratt, Vice President, Expedia Media Solutions.
The last thing you want is for your vacation to be disturbed by increased back pain. Whether you are traveling by car, train, or plane, sitting for long periods of time can create stiffness, soreness, and pressure points that lead to increased pain. The tips below will help you to take a proactive approach to you back’s health while traveling.
Whether sitting at your desk at work, or staying seated while traveling, it is important to get up at least every 2 hours to reduce stiffness in your muscles and joints. Even if you just walk to and from the restroom, up and down the aisle, or stop at a rest stop and walk for a few minutes, it can make a world of difference. If there is a place on the train or plane you are traveling in that you can stand for a few minutes, it can further help your body to recover from the pressure points created when sitting. Read more…
Though there is much else to see and do, most people go to Miami because it has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Whether you want to relax and catch a tan, swim in the clear clean water or thrill to the excitement of water sports, the way to make the most of your time is to stay as close to the beach as possible. Here are some of the top beach hotels in Miami.
DoubleTree Ocean Point Resort and Spa
The DoubleTree Ocean Point is located right at the edge of North Miami Beach. Its commodious guest suites all include full kitchens, washers, dryers and balconies overlooking the ocean. There is a private beach, a beachside pool, a state-of-the art fitness center and a European-style spa. Only 25 minutes from major airports, the hotel is convenient to many nearby attractions such as the Everglades. The sandy beach is clean and spacious and the view is brilliant. Read more…