Holiday?s in New York

August 21, 2010

Overview

The Journal “Travel + Leisure” and the CNN TV group have published a list of the USA cities that are recommended for tourist visiting. The ratings based on the analysis were conducted amongst more than 60 thousands of people who could opt among 25 biggest nationwide mega polices. Cities were estimated according to five major categories: “People”, “Culture”, “Shopping”, “Meals”, and “City Scenery”.

According to the analysis, the most well liked tourist cities are New Orleans, New York, Portland (the state of Oregon) and Charleston (South Carolina). New Orleans is appreciated for its nightlife and music, New York for its theatres, classical music, restaurants, boutiques, and stylish local citizens. Portland is considered the ecological city, besides; the class of its public transport, parks, etc attracts tourists. The most harmonious people live in Charleston. Besides, it is famous by its interesting architecture, remarkable curiosity shops, ‘flea markets”, etc.

In the category of “people”, the cities are arranged to the subsequent ways. The most athletic people live in Denver, San-Diego, and Portland. The most attractive – in Miami, San-Diego, and Charleston. The major diverse populace lives in New York, San Francisco, and New Orleans.

Charleston, New Orleans, and Minneapolis have the most cheerful citizens. The most joyful lives are lead by New Orleans, Austin, and Honolulu. The most intellectual people live in Seattle, Minneapolis, and Boston. The citizens of New York, Miami, and San Francisco are considered trendsetters. The citizens of Washington, San Francisco, and New York lead the fullest lives.Russian Tea Room, New York

Expect excessive extravagance when you visit this famed Midtown hot spot. The four-level Russian restaurant has become more glamorous since a magnificent makeover. Originally opened in 1927, it has always attracted a loyal following …

• Beppe, New York

• B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York

• Pebbles Restaurant, OrlandoWaldorf Towers, a Conrad Hotel, New York

As elegant as the Waldorf-Astoria hotel is the separate tower that rises above it is arguably even more impressive like Waldorf Towers….

• The Waldorf=Astoria, New York

• Embassy Suites, Fort Lauderdale

• Three Chimneys Inn, New Haven

• Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, OrlandoAMC Loews Lincoln Square 13 with IMAX, New York

A posh, eight-story IMAX theatre is the centerpiece of this Upper West Side multiplex cinema. The IMAX theatre offers several different films, both 3D and not. IMAX movies are usually around 40 minutes long. Some more New York Attractions are …

• Greenwich Village, New York

• Flagstaff Mountain, Boulder

• Celestial Seasonings, Boulder

• Grand Palace Theater, Branson

I give you information about some famous places for visiting in New York for Holidays in this summer and promise that if your try it out you will make your vacation memorable. I will suggest you few cheap and best travel fare deals websites, which I found while searching on Google. These are Airtkt.com, Cheapfareguru.com, Erostours.com, and Latinfare.com, for providing you cheap and best fare.

Happy Traveling

Boot Camp for New Dads Offer Tips for Keeping Your Baby Safe around the Holidays

June 7, 2010

                                

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 One of the most important concepts they teach new dads is how to provide a safe environment and keep the baby safe.  The holidays are busy and it’s more challenging than ever to keep the baby away from choking hazards and other dangers.

                                                                       

Greg Bishop, founder of Boot Camp for New Dads and author of two fatherhood books, shares tips from his second book, Crash Course for New Dads – Tools, Checklists and Cheat-Sheets for keeping your baby safe around the holidays:

                                                        

Toxins.   Sprucing up the house before the holidays?  Giving yourself a manicure before heading out to that holiday party?  Paints and lacquers, even nail polish and remover should not be used in the vicinity of your baby.  A newborn’s immune system is not fully developed, and these substances can be harmful even in small doses.

 

Smoking.  Though you and your spouse may not smoke, visiting relatives may not have a problem with lighting up around your baby.  Unlike you, your baby can’t move out of harm’s way.  Ask visiting smokers to take it outside or to the garage, far away from your baby’s lungs.

 

Pockets.  It’s always merry with a houseful of family and friends at the holidays.  But, with so many people moving around; sitting down and standing up – be aware that things can fall out of your guests’ pockets without anyone noticing.  You’re may grab hold of a small item and have it in her mouth before you know it.  Even swallowing a single penny might require your baby to go through surgery.  Stay aware and don’t be afraid to ask your guests to empty their pockets before holding your baby.

 

Salt and Honey.  Though you know the rules about not feeding salt and honey to your baby; family and friends may not.  Although you can’t keep sodium out of your baby’s food, excess salt is detrimental to his kidneys and blood pressure.  And, up until your baby turns one year old, babies should NEVER be fed honey.  Honey can cause infant botulism, which could lead to death.  Be sure that well-meaning relatives who may not be aware of the rules don’t allow your baby to sample even a bite of holiday cuisine without checking with you first. 

                                                                                            

Decorations.  Holiday decorations are a feast for the eyes.  Unfortunately, they are also a choking hazard to babies and toddlers who may find small pieces and put them in their mouths.  When decorating your home, use the “slide-and-hide” technique.  Take a toilet-paper tube and use it as a measuring device.  If an object can slide down the tube, it can also slide down your baby’s breathing passage.  Put those decorations that don’t pass this test away until your baby is much older.  And, of course keep a watchful eye on your baby when visiting relatives or friends with older children who may have decorations and small toys around their home.

 

About the Boot Camp for New Dads Program

Boot Camp for New Dads has worked with more than 200,000 new dads at their workshops held over the past 19 years.  After attending a Boot Camp for New Dads “hands on” educational workshop, dads-to-be are better equipped to face the challenges and opportunities of fatherhood.  Men attend the class when they are expecting their first baby, and are joined in the workshop by “veterans” who had previously attended and have returned with their two to four-month-old baby in tow.  They are able to give the dads-to-be a realistic idea of what to do and what to expect when their first baby comes.  For many men attending, it’s their first time holding a baby.

 

Boot Camp for New Dads        

Now celebrating their 19th year, Boot Camp for New Dads is nationally acclaimed as the “Best Practice” for preparing men to be fathers and has been named a U.S. Navy Model Program.  Boot Camp for New Dads has prepared more than 200,000 men for fatherhood over the years. 

           

With more than 4.1 million births (National Center for Health Statistics), and approximately 1.5 million men becoming new dads every year, it’s more important than ever for fathers to realize that being a “good provider” is only part of the very central role they have in their children’s lives. 

 

For more information about Boot Camp for New Dads, visit www.bcnd.org.  To arrange an interview with Greg Bishop, please contact sdubin@prworkzone.com, (781) 582-1061.

                                                                                 

National and International Locations

Boot Camp For New Dads locations include ALASKA (Anchorage); ARIZONA (Chandler, Flagstaff, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Sun City); ARKANSAS (Jonesboro, Paragould, Springdale); CALIFORNIA (Apple Valley, Bakersfield, , Fresno, Garden Grove, Irvine, Laguna Hills, Madera, Merced, Mission Hills, , Oakland, Orange, Pomona, Port Hueneme, San Diego, Santa Ana, Santa Barbara, , S. Lake Tahoe, Travis, Valley Springs); COLORADO (Aurora, Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver, Durango, Fort Collins, Fort Carson, Greeley, Longmont, Thornton, Wheat Ridge); CONNECTICUT (Bristol, Danbury, New London); FLORIDA (Brandon, Clearwater, Hollywood, Jacksonville, North Palm Beach, Orlando, St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach, Sarasota, Tampa); GEORGIA (Atlanta, Elberton, Gainesville, Marietta, Savannah); HAWAII (Pearl Harbor, Schofield); ILLINOIS (Aurora, Carbondale, Champaign, Chicago, East St. Louis, Evanston, Freeport, Geneva, Great Lakes, Highland Park, Libertyville, Moline, Oak Park, Rockford, Springfield, Urbana, Winfield); INDIANA (Anderson, Bluffton, Hammond, Indianapolis, Jeffersonville, Kokomo); IOWA (Cedar Rapids, Des Moines, Jefferson, Sioux City); KANSAS (Junction City, Topeka); KENTUCKY (Paducah); LOUISIANA (Covington); MAINE (Auburn, Augusta, Bangor, Brunswick, Ellsworth, Waterville); MARYLAND (Annapolis) MASSACHUSETTS (Beverly, Ipswich, Lowell, Nantucket, Plymouth, Weymouth, Springfield); MICHIGAN (, Ann Arbor, Bay City, Centreville, Iron Mountain, Ithaca, Kalamazoo, Niles, St Joseph, Ypsilanti); MINNESOTA (Brainerd, Duluth, Robbinsdale); MISSISSIPPI (Tupelo); MISSOURI (Jefferson City) MONTANA (Billings, Helena, Miles City); NEBRASKA (Kearney, Lincoln, Omaha); NEVADA (Las Vegas) NEW HAMPSHIRE (Manchester, Portsmouth); NEW JERSEY (Princeton) NEW YORK (Glens Falls, Little Falls, Mineola, Rome, Utica); NORTH CAROLINA (Burlington, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Concord, Ft. Bragg, Greensboro, Monroe, Raleigh, Shelby); NORTH DAKOTA (Grand Forks); OHIO (Akron, Cleveland, Columbus, East Cleveland, East Liverpool, Garfield Heights, Lima, Lorain, Mayfield Heights, Middleburg Heights, Orange Village, Portsmouth, Toledo, Warren, Westlake, Youngstown); OKLAHOMA (Claremore, Oklahoma City, Tulsa); OREGON (Corvalis, McMinnville, Salem, Silverton); SOUTH CAROLINA (Columbia, Pickens, Walhalla); TENNESSEE (Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis); TEXAS (Amarillo, Dallas, Fort Hood, Longview, Lubbock, Plano, San Antonio, Texarkana, Waco, Webster); VERMONT (Barre, Brattleboro, Middlebury); VIRGINIA (Charlottesville, Chesapeake, Hampton, Richmond) WASHINGTON (Everett, Fairchild AFB, Longview, Olympia, Puyallup, Yakima); WEST VIRGINIA (Wheeling); WISCONSIN (Florence, Green Bay, Madison, Oshkosh, Watertown, Wausau); JAPAN (Atsugi, Yokosuka), ITALY (Sicily); UNITED KINGDOM [a.k.a. Hit the Ground Crawling] (Birmingham, Liverpool)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fly-drive and Touring Holidays in the Usa

April 16, 2010

Fly-drive holidays can be an exciting and rewarding way to travel. They offer you the freedom to go at your own pace, allowing you the means to control every aspect of your holiday. All you need to do is plan an itinerary and arrange a hire car. The rest of the holiday is down to you. If you enjoy driving and you love the freedom of the open road, then a fly-drive holiday is definitely something for you to consider.

If you prefer more of a laid-back holiday, or the thought of driving abroad is not your idea of a good time, then the escorted tour could be a better option. A structured program will be arranged, where sightseeing, accommodation and meals will be all planned out for you. All you have to do is board the coach and enjoy the view.

A popular destination for touring holidays is North America. The sheer size and diversity of the country make it an obvious choice, with its excellent roads, great-value car hire and reasonably-priced fuel prices, when compared to the UK.

The incredible size of North America makes planning a journey quite a task. Deciding where to begin can be the biggest problem. Luckily, there are many companies out there that can organise all this for you.

To see all of what North America has to offer, the best route to take is the legendary Route 66, which runs from Chicago through to Los Angeles, a total of 2,448 miles. Route 66 no longer officially exists, as it was deemed no longer relevant in 1985 and was subsequently removed from the highway system. It has gradually returned to maps under the name of “Historic Route 66”.

The following is an example of a popular Route 66 itinerary, taking a total of 16 nights to complete:

Chicago

2 nights

Chicago – Springfield, Illinois (200 miles

1 night

Springfield – St Louis (98 miles

1 night

St Louis – Springfield, Missouri (217 miles

1 night

St Louis – Tulsa/Broken Arrow (396 miles

1 night

Tulsa/Broken Arrow – Amarillo (366 miles

1 night

Amarillo – Santa Fe (280 miles

2 nights

Santa Fe – Albuquerque (63 miles

1 night

Albuquerque – Holbrook (232 miles)

1 night

Holbrook – Flagstaff (90 miles)

1 night

Flagstaff – Las Vegas (251 miles

2 nights

Las Vegas – Santa Monica (286 miles)

2 nights

Whether you decide take an escorted tour or “go it alone”, there is no doubt that a fly-drive holiday is one of the best ways to experience America.