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Tips for Female Solo Travelers

Modern women have been taking on the world single-handedly and are not simply confined at home anymore. They get their master’s degrees, have their own office, put up their own business—name it, and I’m sure there’s a woman involved. When it comes to traveling, more and more women have become emboldened on taking their own solo trips—and I don’t mean to the nearest store.  It has become a subtle rite of passage for some women to travel on their own to far-reaching places. In fact, a huge number of female solo travelers are baby boomers (born between 1946-1964) and single mothers. Even if you’re neither of the two, if you’re old enough to move out of your parents’ house, you can travel solo.

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5 Spots You NEED to Scuba

The web is full of lists of the best dive sites, and I thought it was about time that Reef-N-Rail gave our take. Here are the 5 spots that we think every scuba diver should put on his or her bucket list.

5. Barrier Islands, North Carolina

This spot is ideal for scuba divers on a budget who don’t want to dig out their passports for a great location. While most of the spots on this list are marine life havens, Barrier Islands is known more for its wreck diving. Wrecks from the 16th century along with more recent ones including a German U-Boat from WWII make up the over 600 shipwrecks in this area. This spot is also much less crowded year round than most top scuba destinations, though diving in the winter does require a heavy wetsuit.

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Making the Most of Your Travels

When exploring somewhere new, it can be overwhelming to think of all the different things to see and do while there. Regardless of how much planning and mapping you do ahead of time, there are usually countless things you wish you’d had more time for or factored in had you known about them earlier. Popular vacation and tourist destinations are often known for specific landmarks, food restaurants, works of art, festivals, or cultural vibes. So how exactly does one “see it all?”

Picking up city guides at the local visitors center can give you the chance to pick up a map that will save time en route, and help you make the most of the areas you cover. Walking into local shops and asking the employees working there for suggestions on what to see and do usually yields positive results from those who work in the area day in and day out. Getting a City Pass that can be used at several popular attractions, like those offered in New York, Toronto, Chicago and other cities, are often cheaper than paying the regular ticket price to see them independently, which can save you a significant amount of money in the long run.

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How Do You Find A Cheap Airport Limo Service With Ease?

Although airport limousines are considered to being more expensive compared to the standard taxis and shuttle buses, it is possible to find an affordable limo service. Imagine how relieving it would be to be welcomed by the quality services of reputable limo company especially after that long tiresome flight.

Book for one early enough

Advance booking not only gives the limo driver a chance to be on time, but it also saves you cash. Last minute booking tends to make the traveler desperate, and they may end up picking on any limo company that comes around without getting a glimpse of other better services that are available.

Ask for any discounts

When calling various limo companies, do not be afraid to ask if they offer discounts. You’re likely to come across a few that offer bonuses, especially if your trip falls during a special occasion such as Easter holidays or Christmas.

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Unleashing your Adventurous Side in the Costa del Sol

It may surprise you to find out that the Costa del Sol is a great destination for those seeking a bit of adventure and activity from their holiday. Here, you can try your hand at a huge range of watersports, quad biking and skydiving activities. Get fit, learn a new skill and even better, do it all in the brilliant sunshine! Your wetsuits and hiking poles won’t know what’s hit them after your fun-filled holiday to Spain’s south coast…

Wet and wild

The obvious choice of activity on the sun-drenched Spanish coastline is the diverse range of watersports such as waterskiing. Waterskiing is a popular activity in the Costa del Sol because it’s something the whole family can enjoy. Whether you just want to have a go or take a professional lesson, it’s a great way to see the coastline from the sea and to make the most of the Mediterranean water.

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Going On Vacation: How To Keep Your Spending Low

One of the issues many people have a problem with in regard to going on vacation is spending. When faced with souvenirs, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities, or other situations, impulse shopping leads travelers to purchase more than they intended. This sometimes results in them being in a very bad financial state when they finally get back home, and consequently they may need to work hard for a few months to reverse this. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to avoid this issue. The most important of these is by making sure  you are disciplined when it comes to spending in the new country.

However, if you are the kind of person who cannot do this, there are a number of other options you can try out. For instance, you cam intentionally make it difficult to get extra money when you are in the new country. One of the ways of doing this is to leave your main credit card at home.

Sounds crazy, right?

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Scuba Diving: Rules Now Allowing Kids to Dive In

Let’s face it; there are some of us out there who could be considered pretty irresponsible, even as adults. So, with this attitude, one might worry that giving every adult the OK to learn to scuba dive is concerning. Hopefully those who take the plunge are mature enough to realize that scuba diving can be hazardous business if you don’t know what you’re doing. Recently, the minimum age for a diver has been dropped. At first, it’s an alarming fact, but the reasoning behind it gives it a little more logic.

First, let’s look at the old rule vs. the new rule. Originally, a diver was required to be at least 12 or older in to qualify for junior certification. The new rule declares that children 10 and older are now eligible for junior certification. The only organizations that are going by the old, standard rule are the YMCA and the NAUI for the time being.

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Your Dream Holiday Can Come True In… Kenya!

You might be excited about choosing Kenya as your preferred vacation destination, but also not sure how the vacation will go if you have never ventured there before. A wonderful vacation in Kenya is definitely possible…all you need to do is to plan ahead.

  • Hotel selection – Kenya has a number of hotels good and leisurely in its own standards. However, it often is best to select a venue that is not too common if you’re looking to relax, as they tend to be overcrowded and thus you will not have peace and privacy. Make a list of your top choices and peruse through the client views of each venue on the Internet to make an informed choice.
  • Enroll for packages – This is a sure way of having fun while still cost cutting. Different hotels have different packages for their client’s interests. It’s possible to get that dream spa treatment, massages, and sauna for a much reduced cost if all are purchased as a whole. Relax and spoil yourself. You are there on holiday, after all.

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Limousine Riding Etiquette And Advice

There are a number of occasions that require the hire of a special limousine, airport runs being one of them. These are normally done for pure luxury or safety purposes, or both. Here is how to get the most appropriate limousine service to and from any airport:

  • To start with, settle for an airport limo service that is in proper sync with your travel plans. To be precise, the hired airport limousine should be where it is supposed to be on or upon your arrival.
  • Check on the driver’s professionalism. In simple terms, check whether the company’s chauffeurs are registered with the proper regulating bodies. And while at it, ensure that they are in possession of the right and updated operational licenses, including driver’s licenses.
  • Check the details (make, year of manufacture, model, etc.) of the available limos for hire to ensure your selection is really what you want.
  • Before settling for any of the available service providers, seek references and recommendations from previous users.

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Experience Charleston Charm… Without the Fees!

Usually, when you arrive in a city crawling with tourists, every business is out to make a buck or two from your visit. Well, often times more than just a couple bucks. Tourism can be incredibly expensive; between gallery tours, dining out, hotel accommodations and guided tours, the bill can get huge fast. The good news is, there are things in Charleston, South Carolina that you can do for free! That’s right, I’m serious. You can experience fun in a new city free of charge! Below are a few activities you can engage in that don’t have high prices attached.

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