Phuket has grown into one of the premier holiday destinations in South East Asia and is one of the busiest travel destinations of Thailand. If you have been traveling for a long time now and have not tried traveling alone yet, perhaps this is something you may want to consider in the future. I like that way you separated out the good and bad and just made 2 trips out of the one visit. It seems there are always frustrations when you travel, yet most of my trips have been more good then bad. Travel agents can often get you perks that are not available to the general public or published on the Internet. Hotels, car rental agencies and tour companies often make perks such as upgrades, discounted parking, and express check-in available only to agents who have negotiated them or to agents who have elite status. Find out if your agent is one of them. Hi Kim! It´s nice to see that you have read my articles here at Hubpages. Indeed, there are lots of beautiful places in my home country. In fact, I have not visited them all. Some, yes and so they are in my writings. Thanks for your comment and for sharing this to Google+. Have a nice day! Take care.

By being friendly, it wouldn’t seem like you are traveling on your own because of the new friends you will meet during your trip. As far as exchanging foreign currencies for rupees, travelers must do so through a bank exchange counter or authorized agent, such as those located in some major hotels. And it’s advised to ask for a receipt when changing money, because when you leave the country via Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, if you have leftover Nepalese rupees, you can exchange at least part of that money back to about 10 or 12 different foreign currencies. The Coast Starlight is an Amtrak train offering service between Los Angeles and Seattle. Known as “A Grand West Coast Train Adventure,” the total trip takes thirty five hours. The train passes through Santa Barbara, the San Francisco Bay Area, Sacramento and Portland. It has a viewing car with large windows, so you can enjoy spectacular views.

In recent times luxury tours to India has seen a significant rise in demand from the new breed of international travelers looking for exclusive experiences. The fleet of 6 luxury trains which include Maharajas Express, Palace on Wheels, Deccan Odyssey, and the Indian Maharaja among others offer tastefully crafted unique cultural experience in sheer opulence. Apart from Indian luxury trains, exclusive experience at heritage hotels in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat and elsewhere are increasingly gaining international attention. These hotels offers king size luxury and authentic experience of princely living as they used to be the private palaces of the erstwhile maharajas of India. We found the trip to Amelia’s Plantation Island Resort, in Florida to be a great, inexpensive vacation package, with a great number of different activities for the entire family. You’ll want to go back to the island, again and again.

From my place, we drove to Butuan City, crossed the Magsaysay bridge in a direction to Ampayon and drove straight to the highway to Surigao del Sur. We passed through the city of Bayugan in going to San Francisco. From San Francisco, we turned left and drove to a small but rough and curvy countryside road, passed through Barobo, Tagbina, Hinatuan and then Bislig. The weather is always pleasant, will increase your appetite both for having fun and eating. I with my daughter and wife spent only two nights and three days vacation in this beautiful place and we felt close to nature and adventure at the same time. All the recreational activities we did in these three days refreshed us up and we now feel much more active than before the trip. Our hotel, was one of the hotels located yards from the shore of the Mediterranean Sea, and there I was, standing on the shore, feet in the waters of the sea, it was spectacular! Little did I know that I will get to experience the same with all the other seas I’ve read about. The Dead Sea, The Red Sea, and the Sea of Galilee.

In addition to the Rim Drive, you can experience a 2-hour guided tour of Crater Lake by boat. This will require you to hike down and back along Cleetwood Cove Trail to access the boat. A limited number of tickets each day will allow those who wish to disembark at Wizard Island for a 3-hour stay to allow hiking, fishing and swimming on the island, and then get picked up by a later boat. Retiree travel may require destinations you can drive too that travel insurance may be only a 1,2 or 3, day drive. Retiree travel requires some fore thought. If traveling abroad, use your credit card vs. debit card for exchange rates Be flexible. If you don’t leave some wiggle room in your itinerary, you may not find a great retiree travel deal. Happy to have shared our vacation photos about Jackson Hole, Wyoming with you and also regenerating memories of your own. Beautiful part of our country! Thanks for the comment.