Holiday tips & advice - Money saving,packing & more...

Written by Jo Godden


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One thing we all miss on holiday is our favourite pillow. How comerepparttar continental pillows are always so uncomfortable? Continental heads appear to berepparttar 150920 same shape as ours, and yetrepparttar 150921 pillows appear to be designed for aliens. I have read thatrepparttar 150922 Queen takes her own when travelling, and I can understand why! However, my friend has a possible solution. She buys new pillows once a year, takesrepparttar 150923 old ones on holiday, enjoys a good sleep, and then leavesrepparttar 150924 pillows there atrepparttar 150925 end ofrepparttar 150926 holiday. The resulting empty space inrepparttar 150927 suitcase is filled with duty free's and gifts, etc. A word of warning here regardingrepparttar 150928 return weight of your suitcase. I noticed on our recent return from Spain, using a budget airline, that an official stood behindrepparttar 150929 check-in attendant with pad atrepparttar 150930 ready, and everyone in front of us had to pay an excess - not cheap at 7 per kilo. (Remember, a kilo is only approx. equal to a bag of sugar). Some had to pay an excess inrepparttar 150931 region of 40. I was left wondering whether some ofrepparttar 150932 holiday souvenirs were worthrepparttar 150933 7. In fact, if you are thinking of buying presents for small grandchildren, why not make it easy on yourself and buy them before you leaverepparttar 150934 UK. It saves weight and worry andrepparttar 150935 toys are of better quality inrepparttar 150936 UK. Also if you ever wonder what happens to allrepparttar 150937 souvenirs we struggle back with from holiday, then just visitrepparttar 150938 local Charity Shop or Car Boot Sale.

Now, as you struggle down fromrepparttar 150939 attic withrepparttar 150940 suitcases, do spare a thought forrepparttar 150941 following. My friend's husband dutifully brought downrepparttar 150942 two suitcases and informed her that this time he was going to pack his own suitcase forrepparttar 150943 distant wedding they were attending. Onrepparttar 150944 morning ofrepparttar 150945 wedding they dressed in comfortable travelling clothes and placedrepparttar 150946 two suitcases inrepparttar 150947 car. They stopped at a pub just before their destination in order to change into their wedding outfits. My friend had her glamorous outfit and her husband had a suitcase full of Christmas decorations!!

H A P P Y H O L I D A Y S ! ! !



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Las Vegas - The Entertainment Capital

Written by Eric Madsen


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offers cooler weather, horseback riding, picnic areas, camping, etc. As far as shopping, there are three discount outlet malls in Vegas plus several shopping malls. The Fashion Place Mall is huge, and is onrepparttar strip as well asrepparttar 150919 shopping at Caesars Palace andrepparttar 150920 huge shopping at Aladdin's mall. Las Vegas has excellent restaurants, golf, hot air balloon rides and other outdoor activities. And if you're into theme parks, some great rides are available right onrepparttar 150921 Strip. If you want to stay at hotels with limited gambling, try Lake Las Vegas... just 20 minutes fromrepparttar 150922 Strip but worlds apart.

There is also a lot of cheap entertainment. Look inrepparttar 150923 local newspaper ads for two for one coupons and also go torepparttar 150924 promotion desks atrepparttar 150925 hotels, ask if they are giving any comp tickets. Rio does allrepparttar 150926 time! Have a great time!

Eric is owner of http://www.whynotvegas.com and several web sites. Eric is a frequent visitor to Las Vegas.


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