Wednesday, June 23, 2010

What to Do for New Year's Eve

In the transition from one year to another, we think of celebrating the going year remembering the trails and tribulations and hope for better future in the upcoming year. On New Years Day, people meet and enjoy with closest of friends and family in the silent bond of compassion and love. Arrange a party at home – give presents to children, wishes to your loved ones, prepare delicious cuisines and make merry.

For the fun loving, people can visit pubs, restaurants, and dance your way into New Year. Another way to usher in New Year is to take an adventurous trip or star cruise for exotic locations. During this time, you will get New Year packages at lesser rates or travel agents offer heavy discounts.

For lovers, this time is ideal to spend close to each other or go on a romantic getaway. For those with charitable inclination can visit charity institutions and spend their day among the orphans or old retired people, for them even a glitter oh happiness is like sunshine for them. Buy new clothes, food, toys for them and gift them individually.

Spread happiness all around and surely you will get your pound of pie some day or the other with extra happiness! 
Photo:Salvatore Vuono

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Tips for Choosing a New Year's Eve Cruise

When choosing a New Years Eve cruise there is a lot of things one must take into consideration, for example, where does the cruise depart from, where do you want to go, and what is the cruise ship company. For example most cruise ships that service in the Atlantic Ocean are based out of Miami Fl, since it is right in the middle of the Atlantic. Now if you wish to visit Alaska, Hawaii or Western Mexico it would be convenient on price and time to take a cruise who works out of Southern California. Some of the major cruise lines are Carnival Cruise Lines, Norwegian Cruise Lines and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Port of Miami is a hub and home to one of the largest tourist destinations in the world, hub to major cruise companies like Royal Caribbean, Norwegian, and Carnival Cruise Lines port of Miami Serves most of the Caribbean and Mexico including Cancun. Your best choice for a New Years Eve cruise will be Miami fl, because in the winter it is highly uncomfortable to travel to Alaska and Hawaii and California are not as warm as the Caribbean.

It is highly recommended that for a New Years Eve trip you visit any of the beautiful elegant islands in the Caribbean which include Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Jamaica and all of the U. S Virgin Islands. Another magnificent thing about taking a cruise to the Caribbean is that your main port would be in Miami Fl, giving you the opportunity to stay a couple of days in Miami if wished. The Caribbean is known for its sandy white beaches but also for remaining above 80 degrees during the winter. A Cruise to the Caribbean would be the perfect winter break vacation.

Always check prices before booking cruise ships and if available you are best of leaving on a Monday or Tuesday, some time in between the week, this can help you save a lot of weekend trip extra fees. You will be sure to enjoy any cruise vacation, since now a day cruises have bars, pools, clubs and many other amenities. Going to the Caribbean on New Year’s Eve on a cruise is a must have vacation! Bon Voyage!

Cool Things to Do on New Years Eve

New Years Eve is the time for preparing ways to welcome the coming year with heartfelt wishes for family and friends. There are loads of things to do on New Years Eve such as

-        For the shopping enthusiast - shopping and buy gifts for your spouse, children, parents, colleagues, and friends. Retailers often offer goods at discounted prices as well.

-       For the uninhibited - attend parties or simply go clubbing. Another option is to  visit pubs with friends and let your hair down at the stroke of midnight.

-        For professionals - avoid work and go somewhere fun! Book a cruise, a holiday tour, adventure trips, or hotel getaways are preferred options.

-        For the traditional and homely types -  invite your family and friends for a get together at home. Start cooking favorite New Year dishes from morning, spend the day gossiping, exchanging gifts, and user in New Year over a glass of wine at midnight.

-       For the spiritual - visit nearest Church and sit there through choir songs, prayers, and priest sermons. Try to grapple with the meaning of life and pray that New Year brings loads of happiness! 
Photo:Francesco Marino

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Tips to Get Best New Years Eve Specials

If you’re trying to think of something creative to do for New Years Eve, you don’t have to visit the same old parties and celebrate in the same ways. In fact, who says you even have to stay home for New Years Eve? With New Years Eve specials, you can visit numerous places and have a great time, without spending an arm and a leg to do it. Below, we’ll discuss important tips for getting the best New Years Eve specials.

Start Shopping Around Early
One of the tricks to getting a great New Years Eve special is starting early. You’re more likely to get a great price early, when not so many people are looking for specials. Start looking for a great deal in October or November. This will allow you to book your special early and save a lot of money. There are many different websites that will allow you to search for specials that suit you specifically. Spend some time thinking about where you’d like to visit or a place you’ve always wanted to go, and then start shopping early to get the best deal.

Ask For a Discount
Don’t be afraid to ask for a discount. Whether you’re booking a hotel room or renting a car for your visit to another part of the country, most companies are more than willing to give you a discount. Inquire as to whether any discounts are available. Another thing you can do is look on the internet for coupons or codes that will allow you to save money. Many companies will also give you a discount for booking their services on the internet, so be sure to check this out.

Package Deals
When you’re booking a hotel room, inquire as to whether they work with other companies for referral discounts. For instance, they may have a preferred car rental company or local restaurant that you can use to save money. Many companies work together like this and it’s a great way to save money and get a super New Years Eve special.

Using the methods above, you can score a New Years Eve special that will ensure a great time for the beginning of a brand new year.

Friday, June 18, 2010

What to Do on New Year's Eve

The day/night before New Years is New Years Eve. The New Years celebration is an extension of the fun and frolic beginning with Christmas and continuing up to Eve. Most of the offices remain closed so it is an ideal time to go for a vacation or a short trip to your family home.

Some offices do remain working but the mood of the time is to party and party hard!  For shopping lovers, catch up on discount deals and retail sales! Buy the gown you so wanted or the new China dinner package at sales price. Due to discounted sales, people most spend New Year Eve shopping gifts and coupons for family, friends, and colleagues.
Night time remains reserved for close family bonding time or a couple nights out. In Western countries, new Years are a time for celebration. On 31st night, one should see the large number of people flocking in around Time Square in New York! The spectacle is 

Every country in the world celebrate the coming year in their own way – while Sydney is famous for its fireworks, Japan has its red dragons, and the prayers at Vatican.
The idea is to forego past miseries and welcome the New Year wholeheartedly. Send your best wishes to everyone you know. 

Tips for Choosing New Years' Eve Packages

From November onwards, travel agents get busy with preparing and offering New Year deal packages to prospective consumers. They design the deals in such a way to attract customers as this is the time to earn maximum profits. However one should consider the pros and cons of packages before finalizing them. Here are some pointers:

-       Never select packages without enquiring what all benefits you will be getting. Some travel agents try to put up an exterior show and highlight only the best aspects of a deal. You, on the other hand, you should ask about hidden charges, what deals does the package covers, and so on. If you are visiting a foreign destination, it is apt to ask whether the deal with cover air ticket costs, taxes, visa charges, and others.
-       Compare packages. Many times dealers offer different packages for the same destination. Ask what are the advantages and disadvantages of choosing one package over the other.
-       Does the package cover travel insurance? Travel insurance is the latest fad. After all the security and safety of the passengers should be of utmost importance.

Book your New Year's Eve travel package weeks in advance as it is problematic to receive last moment reservations anyway. 

Top New Year's Resolutions

Everybody makes New Year resolutions but there are only a handful of people who actually bother to fulfill the resolutions. Within a month into New Year, all the promises are forgotten and once again life travels on the known path.  For the brave hearted, here are some New Year resolutions to take:
-       Lose weight! Doesn’t it remind you of Bridget Jones diary? Yes, with rising obesity levels, losing weight is one practical resolution.
-       To bring career on track! Well, for starters, you could try making your life more professional and career oriented by getting the right job that offers stability.
-       Find Love! Ironically love can’t be found, love finds you. But still, for many the idea of leading a lonely life is irksome and so they make resolution to find love.
-       Become a parent! Yes, you read right! A woman I knew took the resolution to become a mother and I am sure there are more such women in the world.
-       Save Nature! For the philanthropist and nature lover in you, you could actually do your bit in saving our mother nature by using biodegradable products, organic fabrics, planting trees, and thus erase your carbon footprint.