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Vacation Trip Insurance

Vacation trip insurance is something that a lot of people don’t consider but they probably should. Anytime you are traveling whether it is overseas or just across the state lines, there are some valid reasons to consider vacation trip insurance.

Medical insurance is good coverage to purchase. Then there is life insurance to protect your family or various types of trip insurance to cover you when something goes wrong.Many people already have medical coverage but it is wise to check with your insurer about the specifics of your coverage. Especially if you are planning to vacation out of the country.

Medical insurance is typically available just for the duration of your trip. There are lots of variations. For example you could purchase a policy that would cover you for several trips. Or just a single trip that could be taken anytime during the course of the next year.

Adventure vacations like skiing or mountain climbing involve unique risks. What if you need to be evacuated from a remote spot. It is becoming more common for local authorities to hit you with a bill for the rescue costs. Evacuation insurance would protect you.

Often you will be paying large amounts of money up front for vacation items such as a cruise or a group tour. Someone in the vacation party may get sick at the last minute. Or maybe you had to unexpectedly change your plans. Refunds can’t be counted on. In fact often there is a no refund policy. You could be facing thousands of dollars in losses. That’s where trip cancellation insurance comes in handy.

There are other mishaps that you should think about when you are considering vacation trip insurance. Baggage is often delayed or lost. There could be a delay in one leg of your journey that throws the rest of the trip off timing. You could develop a dental emergency. And of course accidental death is a possibility. Vacation trip insurance is available to help you with all these problems.

Driving a car in a foreign country? You better check with your auto insurance agent. You very well may need to buy some special protection. Also, a policy that provides international roadside assistance is a good idea. Having your car break down is bad enough at home. Who knows what kinds of problems could arise in a different country.

It’s a good idea to contact your credit card company about vacation trip insurance. Many have coverage available to you if you use their card to buy plane fares, cruise trips or other large vacation purchases.

Another thing to consider is traveling with a group. Often you can get reduced group rates on various vacation trip insurance policies.

Be careful when purchasing vacation trip insurance through a travel agent. They make a nice commission from the sale and that means that you may not be getting the best deal. It’s not that they are dishonest. You just may find that this is not the best way to save money. The best way is to shop around for the best deal.


Visit Sarawak

Places Of Interest In Sarawak.

Sarawak is situated on the Northwest coast of Borneo, home of the world's oldest rainforest. Bordered by Indonesian Kalimantan in the south and Brunei and Sabah in the north, Sarawak is the largest state in the federation of Malaysia.

With its network of national parks and wildlife sanctuaries, its ethnic diversity and rich cultural heritage and its enormous scope for nature-based recreational activities, Sarawak is the perfect destination for anyone with an interest in Nature, Culture, or Adventure.

Miri Indoor Stadium
Miri Indoor Stadium is the first indoor stadium in Miri. The features and design is modern and unique. It has a sitting capacity of 4,000 and provides the perfect venue for sports like basketball, badminton and table tennis competitions. Other than sporting activities, the Miri Indoor Stadium is also suitable for concerts and exhibitions.

Miri Indoor Stadium

Iban Dance

Miri Resident Office
Built in the 1950's the Miri Resident Office was the government administration centre with all the government departments setting up their offices there. With the development of Miri, all the federal government departments subsequently moved out from the resident office into their own buildings. The district office and divisional development department are also in the resident office providing services to the public.

Taman Awam Miri

Taman Awam Miri
Taman Awam Miri is located about 3 km from the town centre along the Airport Road. There are flora gardens, souvenir centre, canteen, observatory platform, children's playground, exhibitions room, stone carving and sculptures, fountains, pavilions, jogging track and other sporting facilities.

Taman Selera
Taman Selera is the oldest recreational park in Miri, situated at brighton. It is located about 3 km from town cenre. Besides the golden san beach, children's playground and outdoor facilities, there is an open-air-food and drink center which is a popular eating place for the public. One can enjoy the beautiful sunset and listen to the sound of sea breeze and splashing waves.

For more info about Places Of Interest In Sarawak...feel free to visit Sarawak Tourism Board


Singapore Airlines

Singapore Airlines is the national airline of Singapore. It was founded in 1947 as Malayan Airways and has now become renowned as a friendly, professional and reliable air service. Singapore Airlines has strong presence in South Asia, East Asia and Southeast Asia and is a key player on the 'Kangaroo Route' between Europe and Oceania. Singapore Airlines operates two of the world's longest non-stop flights from Newark and Los Angeles, California. It is headquartered in Singapore and has Singapore Changi Airport as its hub.

Singapore Airlines is the international carrier for Singapore and together with regional airline partner SilkAir, their network flies to 100 destinations in 40 countries, serving Asia, Europe, North America, Australia, the Middle East, the South Pacific, and Africa.

Singapore Airlines is a member of the Star AllianceTM. The miles you earn on Singapore can be accrued in Mileage Plus. And the flight miles you earn qualify toward elite status in Mileage Plus. You earn one Elite Qualifying Mile (EQM) for each flight mile you earn and one Elite Qualifying Segment (EQS) for each segment you fly.

Concorde in Singapore Airlines

For more info ..fell free to visit Singapore Airlines


White Water Rafting In Malaysia

White Water Rafting In Malaysia - Malaysia boast of numerous white-water rafting which are very popular and of world-class standards. There are some rivers like Sungai Selangor and Slim River which are very close to Malaysia's capital city Kuala Lumpur. There are many world-class white-water rafting in states such as Perak, Sabah, Pahang and Kedah too.


White-water rafting adventures are not only enjoyed by Malaysians but there are thousands of rafters who head from all around the globe to Malaysia to challenge its white water rafting rivers.

Rafting is a recreational activity utilizing a raft to navigate a river or other body of water. Usually it is done on whitewater of different degrees of difficulty, in order to thrill and excite the raft passengers. The development of this activity as a leisure sport has become popular since the mid 1980's.

The type of raft used nowadays for recreational rafting is almost exclusively an inflatable boat. It consists of very durable, multi-layered rubberized fabrics with several independent air chambers. Its length varies between 3.5 m (11 ft) and 6 m (20 ft), the width between 1.8 m (6 ft) and 2.5 m (8 ft). Rafts come in a few different forms. In Europe the most common is the symmetrical raft steered with a paddle at the stern. Other types are the asymmetrical, rudder-controlled raft and the symmetrical raft with central helm (oars). Rafts are usually propelled with ordinary paddles and typically hold 4 to 12 persons.


Sungai Selangor - Malaysia's Most Popular White-water Rafting River!
Fantastic River with Ideal Location ! Located a mere 1 hour drive away from KL City , Sungai Selangor offers the best and ideal place for White Water Rafting jn Malaysia. With a Rafting distant of 7 km , this river boasts a cascading rapids of Grade 1 – Grade 4 .

It's Wet, It's Wild - And Fun For Everyone!
Take the family/friends on a rafting vacation they will always remember.
Come Rafting Malaysia today!


White Water Rafting

White water rafting is a thrill a minute when you are on the rapids. Go on a white water rafting trip and you are sure to come home with dirt in your ears and a big smile.

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What Is Whitewater Rafting?
In the last 30 years, whitewater rafting has gained massive popularity. People tend to go in groups for a family gathering, friends reuniting and even corporate team building exercises. Whitewater rafting is massively fun and an undisputed adrenaline rush.

At its core, whitewater rafting is simply the act of taking a raft down through turbulent areas of a river. These turbulent areas are known as rapids. Rapids are formed by three factors – constriction, gradient and obstruction. Water naturally flows downhill because of gravity. When it is constricted, it pushes in from the sides, speeding up and getting turbulent. Speed also increases when the gradient get steeper and, of course, obstructions cause water to crash into them and swirl around as the flow tries to find the best way to follow gravity. Each of these events causes rapids and the resulting turbulence churns the water thus causing “white water.” The goal of whitewater rafting is to surf these rapids without being flipped or dragged under.

Whitewater rapids are classified by six categories. Category 1 is a smooth river with no rapids. The categories climb from their too Category 6, which is either impassible or should only be attempted by experts. Most whitewater rafting trips occur on Category 3 and 4 rapids, where the turbulence gives you an exciting ride, but with limited risk.

Whitewater rafts are typically big and sturdy. They hold between six and 12 people spread equally on each side. Although an expert guide controls the steering at the back, most rafting companies allow the passengers to paddle on each side of the raft in their corresponding spots.

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Is rafting dangerous?
Rafting is thrilling,
exciting, wet, wild and unbelievably fun. However, as with all adventure sports, there is inherent risk involved. That risk contributes to the excitement, and is one of the reasons people enjoy rafting so much. The guides working for the outfitters listed with Rafting America are trained to minimize and manage risks, and, statistically, you're safer in a raft than in your car. One government report noted that the injury rate for whitewater rafting is similar to that for bowling! The most common injury on most rafting trips is sunburn, and most other injuries occur on land, especially getting into and out of the boats.

Whitewater rafting has a certain risk factor and safety is paramount. All rafters absolutely should wear helmets and life jackets. Falling out of the raft can be a common occurrence depending on the river conditions. All rafters should be able to swim.

There are thousands of rivers that are perfect for whitewater rafting trips. Most people choose a rafting company for their trip since the company is already familiar with the river conditions and has the necessary equipment.

What is whitewater rafting? Something you should try!

More useful links for White Water Rafting:

Banff Travel
Ladakh Info
Pocono White Water Rafting
Smoky Mountain Rafting


Fucking, Austria

Fucking Austria? No, but Fucking, Austria. Sorry, but I’m not trying to fuck around here - but just wanted to introduce a village in Upper Austria - namely, Fucking.

Yes, there really is a place in Austria called Fucking. In fact they liked the name so much, it seems that they also have several Fucking roads. Which f**king road would you live on?

The village is located 33 kilometres north of Salzburg, four kilometres east of the German border and half an hour by car from the town of Petting, in Bavaria.

The settlement Fucking has existed since at least 1070 and is named after a man from the 6th century called Focko. "-ing" is an old Germanic suffix indicating the people of the root word to which it is attached; thus Fucking means "(place of) Focko’s people." .

Fucking's most famous feature is a traffic sign with its name on it, beside which tourists often stop to have their photograph taken. It is a commonly stolen street sign.Significant public funds have been spent on replacing the stolen signs.

The settlement’s most famous feature is a traffic sign with its name on it, beside which English-speaking tourists often stop to have their photograph taken. It is a commonly stolen street sign.Significant amounts of public funds are spent on replacing the stolen signs. In August 2005 the road signs were replaced with theft-proof signs welded to steel and secured in concrete to make the signs harder to take.In 2004, due to the stolen signs and embarrassment over the name, a vote was held on changing the name, but the town’s residents voted against doing so.

For more evidence to show that there’s really Fucking village, I’ve posted the Fucking map above. or just click on the Fucking map below to navigate using Google Maps.

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Related links in Fucking,Austria :
Visit Salburg - Austr


Top Five Family Vacation Beach Resorts

The Fairmont, Kea Lani, Maui
Hawaii is not one of the cheapest places to visit on holiday, but the Fairmont beach resort is ideal for families, and has something for all ages. The resort is in a clean, safe environment with excellent customer service and some great restaurants and self-catering villas. The championship Wailea golf course is nearby, as well as tennis courts and a full activities program that appeals to boisterous youngsters with [snorkeling], paddle boarding, surfing, kayaking, and sailing all on offer. 

Holiday Inn, Cocoa Beach, Florida
This is an excellent family resort that aims to make the stay equally enjoyable for both adults and kids. You can book specially ‘kid suites’, which have bunk beds, televisions and a pay-per-play game systems, and also the supervised pirate themed kid’s water park will keep them entertained for hours. Many of Orlando’s top theme parks are just a short drive from the resort, and the historic Kennedy Space [Center] is just 17 miles away. For the adults there are plenty of good shops and cafes in the Cocoa Beach area, and Port Canaveral is only 7 miles away, which has some great beaches and public parks, as well as the opportunity to book cruises, fishing trips and even hire your own chartered boat for the day. 

Rio Mar Beach Resort and Spa, Puerto Rico
This beautiful beach side resort is surrounded by stunning exotic scenery, and has some breathtaking views out over the ocean. There are eleven restaurants and cafes to choose from, which should suit all tastes and budgets and the resort has its very own supervised kids club called Club Iguana, which has daily activities for children between the ages 4-12. There is also a private beach, tennis courts and two oceanfront swimming pools. For adults there is an [on site] spa and fitness [center], as well as a casino, golf course and plenty of shops and boutiques.

Ocean Edge Resort & Spa, Brewster, Massachusetts
The Ocean Edge resort is good value for money and there are some excellent activities for children during the summer season including supervised scavenger hunts, beach camp fires and sing-a-longs, and baseball and football games out on the front lawn. There are also quieter activities on offer such as craft projects such as making kites and tie-dyeing shirts. The two outdoor pools and the beach are both covered by lifeguards, and there are also indoor pools for when the weather gets a little unpredictable. For adults there is an onsite spa and fitness centre, as well as a golf course, tennis courts and plenty of shops and restaurants.

Disney’s Vero Beach Resort, Florida
This is the perfect family destination, and offers quality accommodation, beautiful scenery and fantastic, affordable dining. The best thing about this resort though is all of the supervised activities for kids. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays there is a ‘Sing-Along Campfire’, which children will enjoy joining in with, and various craft activities throughout the day including sand sculpting. Children can also join the SnorkelEars club, which teaches basic [snorkeling] techniques in the pool and there is also a fishing club that teaches children from the age of 7 and up how to catch and release fish safely. Family activities include the Jungle Trail Bike Adventure, where children and parents can enjoy a family bike ride around the beautiful local scenery. For adults there are tennis courts that also provide lessons, as well as spa treatments and local hiking trips. There is also the popular ‘Introduction to Wine’ course that guides you through the basic wine characteristics and proper serving and storing methods.

Related links in Top Five Family Vacation Beach Resorts :

The Fairmont Kea Lani
Holiday Inn Cocoa Beach
Rio Mar Beach Resort
Ocean Edge Resort


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