Car is the best way to go when looking to explore Alicante especially Costa Blanca. Of course if you want to just stay in your hotel or inn for the entire time you are on vacation, you will not need a car, otherwise it is highly recommended.When using car hire Alicante there are many options for you to choose from. They have numerous providers from which to choose from as well as the ability to rent from the inside or from an outside port whichever you prefer while you are getting ready to explore "Costa Blanca" .How You Can Get The Best Deal On A Car Hire In AlicanteOf course the time of year and the type of car that you are looking to use will be the deciding factor largely in the price of the car that you will be renting. The busier the season the more it will cost to rent a car this is also dependent on the size. The larger and more luxurious the car the more expensive the vehicle will be.Do your homework. Be aware of the price variations as well as discounts and prices that may be available. Look into the different locations as well as the various sites that may be available as far as where the best prices are. They may be in the city, or it could be cheaper to rent a car in the city. Use all of the tools available so you can find the best price and be able to best find a good price. Do your research in depth as well. Call the companies individually; especially the local ones as they may have discounts and special rates depending on when you call as well as the duration of the trip that you plan to take. Make sure you get rates on insurance as well as multi driver plans as well when you call.Make sure to book the car as soon as you know when you are going on your trip as well as this will probably give you a discount so the company can have enough notice and not be scrambling to find you a car.What To Look For When Renting A Car For Costa BlancaMake sure you do your best to get both air conditioning and insurance on the vehicle that you will be renting. These are not always included and can come in very handy especially in the summer with the air conditioning.
Erase images of cowboy hats, dusty bars and the Wild West from your mind before you book your airfare to Dallas. What is wild about the 9th largest city in the United States are the professional sports teams, blaring jazz clubs and bustling commercial skyscrapers towering over Downtown. The gigantic metropolitan area of Dallas (nearly 6 million people) is home to two major airports: Dallas/Fort Worth and Love Field. Be sure to check both airport destinations when searching for airfare to Dallas.Even Dallas beginnings were more white-collar and industrial than the rest of the south and southwest of the United States. Once Dallas was incorporated into the United States, most of its industry revolved around its world-class cotton industry and manufacturing trade. In the 1930s, oil was discovered near Dallas and the rest of the citys booming economy is history. Financiers, insurance and banking industries were consequently drawn to Dallas, which is the foundation for the modern financial and technology boom that occurred throughout the 1970s until the close of the 20th century.Texas Cosmopolitan: Dynamic DallasDowntown Dallas is the citys heart and soul, where nightlife, dining, shopping and Texan history come together. To get the best feel of Dallas through history, begin your trip in Main Street. Several historic buildings have been preserved here, standing out awkwardly against the post modern designs of the recent urban renewal projects. Main Street is also the traditional city center for Dallas, although the urban sprawl of the city renders this no longer true.The Arts District in downtown is home to a renaissance of emerging modern artists, galleries, lofts, public art/sculpture gardens and Dallas major performing arts facilities. Spend an evening at the Symphony and take a starlit stroll past the Cathedral Shrine of the Virgin Guadalupe and through the Nasher Sculpture Center. By day you might enjoy the West End Historic District, where an old trading post sprouted into a steady rise of brick manufacturing warehouses that are now preserved as restaurants, galleries and boutiques. The West End also happens to be the home of Dealey Plaza, where President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Visit the Sixth Floor Museum in the old Texas Depository Building, the location from which Kennedy was shot by Lee Harvey Oswald, according to government investigations.Everythings Bigger in TexasDespite Dallas humming technology industry and commercial prosperity, the city still maintains quite a few amusements. If its the right season, treat yourself to a Dallas Cowboys football game or round up the kids and head to Six Flags for some rollercoasters or waterslides. Dallas also boasts an elaborate zoo, an aquarium and tranquil botanical gardens on White Rock Lake for those who need some fresh air and escape from the shadows of post-modern skyscrapers. In Dallas, everything is possible; its time to secure your airfare to Dallas and see why this city is in a league of its own in Texas.
"When I was young I always told my parents I wanted to live in Montana," said Cid. Living in New York and later California, Cid didn't know how that would quite happen.Dan, a partner in a computer business and gunsmith, and Cid, a bi-athlete, came to Bohart Ranch near Bozeman to compete in the running and shooting competition and fell in love with the area. The search was on for property in Montana. For Dan, he was returning to his roots. He lived in Malta until he was five.The couple found a beautiful log home located on forty acres with gorgeous views of the mountains and a stone's throw from Fish Creek. Located just 15 milesfrom Whitehall Mt, nestled in theTobacco Root Mountains. .The Inn offers rustic charm with all the modern conveniences.. It's also a perfect stopover between Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks.The house was purchased and a large renovation started."We'd drive up from California every month to see how the progress was going," said Cid.During one of their trips, they took a hike down to the creek and when Cid looked up at the log home nestled in the hills, the name Fish Creek House came to her.With the renovation complete and the licenses involved with a bed and breakfast approved, Fish Creek House is officially open for business.The couple looks forward to sharing their home with guests, and those with horses as well. A new barn , arena and round pen have been built for the couple's horses and although they are not offering trail rides, guests are welcome to bring their own horses and board them in the new facilities. Other activitiies include hiking, antiquing, exploring nearby ghost towns and hosted shooting clinics at their range. Virtually outside our door is the Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest, great for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and cross-country skiing. It's also a great stopover between Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks.Butte is 20 minutes away on scenic Highway 2 cut through the Beaverhead Deerlodge National Forest. We took in museums and a rodeo.. in one day!"We want to accommodate people who are nature loving. We'll make you feel like part of the family while you're here," said Cid.One of Dan and Cid's specialties is shooting and plan to host shooting clinics for enthusiasts. Dan, an Olympic rifle coach had a shooting range was built on the property, The Fish Creek Gun ClubAnother specialty of Fish Creek House will be the food. They offer a gourmet breakfast for their guests and with their own personal greenhouse, the vegetables will be organically grown on site. The breakfasts are awesome and you really get lots of great food.The inn offers two guests suites, each with a private bath, a large living room with a stone fireplace, a library and a sitting room, complete with a microwave and a fridge. Fish Creek House is also a place where the active businessperson can stay in touch. They offer wireless internet in each of the rooms and are considered a "wifi hotspot." They are also community minded business people and have used custom made Montana pieces in their guest rooms.Fish Creek House B&B is a proud and inspected member of the Montana Bed and Breakfast Association.
In a bygone age a safari into deepest, darkest Africa the Big Five were the most sought after animals to hunt. They were the fiercest, the most dangerous of animals that were able to hunt the hunter. So what are the big five?They are the lion, the leopard, the rhinoceros, the buffalo and the elephant. Today, of course, the hunting is done with cameras but that does not take away from the thrill of seeing your first lion or hearing a leopard walk past your camp at night. These big mammals are each far more interesting than the early explorers appreciated.The male lion is much larger than the lioness and will fight to control his pride. When a new male lion takes over a pride, he will kill all the young cubs so that the females will rapidly become fertile and be able to breed with him. A male lion may control a pride and live off of its hunting successes, but the male works hard to defend the pride from other lions that might try to establish themselves as the dominant male and kill the cubs. The Lions in east Africa have the darker mains than lions found in Southern Africa.The best places to see leopards in Serengeti are along the riverine game-viewing tracks. The leopard camouflage makes them extremely difficult to see on the ground, so looking into tall trees with inclined trunks is the best bet for finding a resting leopard. Leopards are solitary, big cats that live all over Africa and as far as South-East Asia, wherever there is sufficient tree cover for them to hide in. They are stealthy hunters, preferring to pounce rather than chase their prey. Whilst they are not generally a threat to humans, they will eat just about everything else, from bugs to gazelles, from baboons to dogs.The first time many people see a leopard, there is a moment of confusion as they wonder, is this a leopard or a cheetah?". This is a common for even the Maasai call leopards and cheetahs by the same name. Leopards hunt at night, generally in dense vegetation; they stalk slowly through grass or bushes, and attack when only a few meters away.The leopards of Serengeti can be seen along rivers and in the denser parts of the woodlands. After making a kill, they will drag it back and up into a convenient tree for protection, presumably from lions or hyenas who might steal their catch. A leopard will then return to the tree for several days to feed and rest. They establish and defend territories, meeting only to mate.There are five species of rhinoceros in the world of which two species are found in Africa - the White or Square-lip Rhino and the Black or Hook-lip Rhino. Black rhino were once numerous on the Serengeti plains. Their horns are still in demand. In the Far East they are used as local drugs and in the Arab world as the handle for daggers, thus resulting in heavy poaching. Consequently, the number of rhino in the Serengeti has been reduced to a handful and these are under heavy protection by the park's armed, anti-poaching rangers trying to ensure their survival. White rhino are not found in the Serengeti.The Cape Buffalo with its huge curved horns held high with more than half a ton of body weight behind them makes for a very intimidating animal. The buffalo and elephants have the widest range of any large African mammals. They live better in grassy woodland with good available water sources. Buffalo are herding animals and can be found in groups of 1,000 or more in certain areas. Each herd is made up of several sub-herds, which range from 30-60 females with both their older members and newborn young. The Cape Buffalo's only predators are lions and humans. Currently, concentrations of buffalo can be seen in the western corridor of Serengeti along the Grumeti River and in the woodland around Seronera.Imagine cresting a hill in the Serengeti Woodlands and seeing before you an entire valley filled with elephants. The African Elephant is the largest land animal and at 3000-5000 kilograms they weigh as much as four cars. Both males and female elephants can push down full-grown trees in the search for food. They can also pick up the smallest seeds or nuts with their digit-like trunk. Most elephants live in herds of 2 to 24, which are led by the oldest female or "matriarch", who can be up to 60 years old. Males live with the herds until they reach puberty and then leave to join bachelor herds, or to roam on their own. The matriarch lives far beyond her breeding age and it is thought that this added life span is important for teaching the younger generations.
If you want to be surprised by quality, and you love being pampered, and you don't mind a long flight from Europe, and you like to name drop about having been to a place that almost nobody has heard of, then plump for The Princesse Bora Lodge on Ile Sainte Marie in Madagascar.It would be fair to say I had never heard of it either, but as one of my dreams has always been to get close up and personal to whales, I am always looking for just a chance, and it was just by chance I found the Princess Bora Lodge, on the old pirate colony Island of Sainte-Marie .You fly from Europe using Air France into Antananarivo (Tana), the lively Malagasy capital in the Central Highlands. On arrival proceed through customs and immigration and make your way to the domestic terminal for your flight to Sainte Marie. When you arrive on the island airport you are picked up in a zebu chariot for the short journey to the Princesse Bora Lodge. In theory you could walk but it is a lot more fun this way.You will be greeted perhaps by the owner himself, but certainly by uniformed staff. Although you will have read about this extraordinary hotel, you will still be surprised by how new, and beautifully designed it is. Madagascar is not renowned for its hotels, but this is the real exception.Oh by the way, if you not only love whales, but want to get up real close and personal, then this must be the best place in the world to be between June and September, when literally hundreds and hundreds of humpback whales are in the waters offshore to breed. "Princesse Bora Lodge" Ile Sainte Marie Madagascar is very heavily involved in the protection of the endangered humpback whales, and you will get fantastic opportunities to help in the scientific evaluations, as well as getting close enough to touch them.To discuss the pros and cons of the Princesse Bora Lodge Ile Sainte Marie Madagascar almost seems churlish, because at this time of year visitors, and you will need to book early are there for the whales, not the great comfort and food.You will however be very surprised by what you find when you eventually get there. This is a lovely place in quite beautiful surroundingsThe accommodation is lovely, the ambience is lovely, the food, mainly seafood is quite splendid, the owner is worth the trip alone, and the whole ambience is amazing.Go if you are a whalewatcher, go anyway if you are not.