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Shop Discount Auctions for Travel Bargains

Posted on July 27, 2018 in Uncategorized

No matter where you want to go or what you want to do, you’re likely to find travel auctions available to help make the trek easier on your wallet. The auctions that handle travel are generally found online in a number of places and will range from airline ticket auctions to all-inclusive outings.

As you look for the best travel auction deals, remember that there are a multitude of sites that provide these auctions. Which one you’re most comfortable with is up to you, but it does pay to check out the sites before diving in with a big bid on a travel auction offering. If you’re in the market and want to look at travel auction bargains, here are some types of sites to seek out:

* Larger auction sites. These often have a number of travel auction listings going at once. With offerings varying from international trips, complete with airfare, to those that involve more modest destinations, they can all be found online.

* Time share sites. These often have mechanisms for property owners to create some buzz for renting out their timeshares. Sites that cater to timeshare owners very often have their own auctions going to help owners get the most for their property’s rental.

* Ticket sites. Sometimes online sites that cater to ticket sales will have areas especially designed for travel auctions.

As you look for a discount travel auction online, there are some things to consider before making bids. These include:

* Exactly what kind of trip you’re looking for. Travel auction discounts can be found for just about any kind of trip to any destination. If you’re picky on location, dates and so on, make these determinations before you start trying to hunt for auctions.

* Prices. While travel deals can be found via auctions, it’s still a good idea to set a budget. Sometimes a hot commodity might be available that due to bidding wars ends up being anything but discount. If you allow yourself to go too far over budget, you won’t be getting a bargain even if it is a travel auction venue!

* Mode of transportation desired. Travel auctions can be found that include everything from cruises to helicopter flights to remote locations in the wilderness. Decide how you want to travel and where before looking for auction deals.

Once you’ve set a few parameters for you travel auction search, it’s a good idea to remember to check out the auctions closely before bidding. Remember that not everyone that offers auction items is reputable, but that many are.

Vacations can be expensive, but travel auction bargains can make them more affordable. When people book trips and find out they can’t take them, they’re often willing to let them go for very reasonable prices. Or, sometimes timeshare owners want to rent out their weeks in luxury accommodations for a profit. Whatever the case, online auctions can provide real savings for travelers. The key is knowing where and how to looking for the savings.

10 FREE Things To Do at Disney World

Posted on July 21, 2018 in Uncategorized

10 fun activities that don’t require a ticket!

1. Visit Downtown Disney.
It cost nothing to visit Downtown Disney. There are lots of fun shops to stroll through and plenty of people watching oportunities. (If you visit during the day PLEASE take a hat. I think Downtown Disney has it’s own micro climate – it often seems degrees hotter than the rest of Orlando.) Don’t miss the snoozing man made from lego or the fabtastc magnets at Magnetron Magnetz. Stop in the Art of Disney store – They run a trivia quiz every day and give out prizes if you get them all right!

2. Watch the Magic Kingdom Fireworks
from the beach of the Grand Floridian or Polynesian. You can park at the resorts for a short time for free. Tell the guard you are visiting the hotel coffee shop.

3 Take a free tour of Wilderness Lodge
Check with guest services for times and details. There is also a hidden Mickey hunt (list available from guest services)

4. Watch the Electrical Water Pageant
It takes place each night on Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake – times vary. A long line of barges are transformed into a magical light show. It is short – just a few minutes long but is one of the overlooked treasures of Walt Disney World. It can be seen from the beaches of the Grand Floridian and Polynesian and the Fort Wilderness Marina and Beach

5. Nature Trails at Fort Wilderness
There are many miles of trails at Fort Wilderness, through pine and cypress woods. All free. You can hire bikes but to walk costs nothing

6. Visit The Boardwalk
Best in the evening. Just stroll and take in the atmosphere. There’s usually lots of “street entertainment”

7 Visit the The petting farm at Fort Wilderness .
The petting farm is open 7 am to dusk a. There is free day parking at Ft. Wilderness.

8.Take the free garden tour at the Yacht & Beach Club Resort.
Call guest services for times

9.Take the free lobby tour at Animal Kingdom Lodge.

10 Campfire sing-song and a movie
Each evening a campfire is held at Fort Wilderness (it is free to WDW Resort Guests) near the Meadow Trading Post. Take your own marshmallows to toast. The campfire is followed by a Disney cartoon feature shown on a large outdoor screen.

— I know I said 10 Free things but I have included one more because #10 is only free to guests staying at a Disney World Hotel!

11 Take a boat ride
from Dixie Landings to Downtown Disney – it’s especially nice at night. Take a stroll round Downtown Disney and catch the boat back to your car at Dixie Landings.

Shopping For a Canoe Kayak – Make it Easy

Posted on July 13, 2018 in Uncategorized

With summer upon us and temperatures getting hot Watersports of all sorts become more and more popular. This is mainly due to the warm warm weather and the fact that watersports are not only enjoyable but also cool you down.

It is a great feeling to get out into the water during the summer months and enjoy the warm sunshine.

Kayaking is especially popular and there are a few special types of kayak that you can purchase, namely the canoe kayak.

What is a canoe kayack? Well it is a kayak that has basically incorporated the best of both worlds, with the most favorable features of both the canoe and the kayak. The canoe kayack is easy to handle and if you get a large enough vessel can fit upto three people making it ideal for the family.

Where to Shop

If you are interested in getting a canoe kayak, canoe kayak carrier, or related piece of equipment, there are a few companies in particular that you are going to want to check out.

Colorado Kayak is one of the best companies for all kayaking equipment, and they have all sorts of different kayaks, from whitewater kayaks and touring kayaks to recreational kayaks and canoe kayaks.

They also feature a vast selection of safety equipment, casual wear, women’s gear, foot wear, eyewear, life jackets, paddles, touring and recreation accessories and more.

Another famous kayak equipment retailer is La Cordee. They offer a great selection and prices on watersports items such as kayaks, canoes, paddles, dry bags, and everything you need for all your favourite water-based activities. They only retail the best manufacturers, including La Cordee, NRS, Beluga, Ortlieb, Pelican, Lotus Designs, Kokatat, Immersion Research, Boreal Designs, Riot, Pyranha, Wilderness Systems, Mad River Canoe, and White’s, to name just a few.

There is also the Vancouver-based company, WeGo Kayaking that you may want to check out if you are looking for any type of kayaking equipment. The equipment that they provide to their consumers is chosen because it is functional in the environment and will be durable and able to withstand the wear and tear that you put them through.

I am sure you will find that purchasing a canoe kayak will be one of the best decisions you will make and will be doing yourself a great favour. Once you have the hang of controlling your kayak you will have many great adventures whilst helping to stay in shape.

However, like all watersports it is important that you remember to stay safe and responsible both for your sake and those of others on the water. Remember to wear the correct kayack gear such as a buoyancy aid and helmet and that you take proper care of it so that it will last you for years to come.