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Knowledge About Traveling Off-Peak

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Traveling by both air and car, its so wise to avoid the crowds by traveling during the week, especially from Tuesday through Thursday. An added bonus is that airfares for travel Tuesday through Thursday are usually cheaper.

Mid-morning and late afternoon flights tend to be less crowded, plus you can really avoid commute traffic during this time. Late-night flights (also known as red-eye flights for obvious reasons): can help you avoid traffic but it’s only effective if you can sleep sitting up-right on your plane seat!

Did you know that traveling off-peak means traveling during holidays (not before or after) when airfares are lower and there’s less road traffic?

Most affordable travel deals of the year can be found in the fall. If you find super off-peak dates that fall between major holidays, Book it. Reserve immediately with your discount travel broker or wholesale discount agent!

One great way to save money by traveling off-peak is flying down to the Caribbean during the North American winter months rather than during summer. You might say what’s the point in going to the Caribbean in winter when you’re going there to enjoy the beaches? Ah! remember, there is no such thing as winter in the Caribbean, it stays warm all year long. In fact, it’s not a good idea to fly there during the peak season (i.e., summer months) as this is the period when the hurricanes usually appear.

Traveling off-peak, not only will you get cheaper flights and accommodations, you will also gain a different perspective on travel – especially the added advantage of enjoying your destinations without the large mass of tourists during holidays.

You should subscribe to some online newsletters of discount air travel brokers. By having yourself included in these companies’ mailing list, you can get your hands on off-peak travel promotions faster than those who don’t. So you see, it’s not just the air miles!

And last but not least, reserve your flight early to secure the most advantage from traveling off-peak. A year’s planning will help you reap the reward of the cheapest airfares possible! On the other hand, booking last minute can also have its rewards. If you’re the kind who can leave at an hour’s notice, you could save big with last-minute flights and accommodations. Because, airlines and hotels would prefer to discount their seats and rooms rather than leaving them vacant!

Traveling in Australia

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

Australia is world famous for its natural wonders and wide open spaces, its beaches, deserts, “the bush”, and “the Outback”. However, Australia is actually one of the world’s most highly urbanised countries, well known for the cosmopolitan attractions of its large cities such as Melbourne, Sydney and Perth.

Australia’s summer is a nice time to visit the southern states – New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia from Perth to the south, and Tasmania. Even in winter, temperatures rarely dip below freezing, and snow falls only in parts of Tasmania, in the ski fields of Victoria, and in the Snowy Mountains of southern New South Wales.

The best months to visit Australia, are September and October, when it’s often still warm enough to hit the beach in the southern states, it’s cool enough to tour Uluru (Ayers Rock), and the humidity and rains have not come to Cairns, Port Douglas and the Top End (although it will be very hot by Oct). And the wildflowers are in full bloom in Western Australia.

In addition to the period from December 26 to the end of January, when Aussies take their summer vacations, the 4 days at Easter (from Good Friday to Easter Monday) and all school holidays are very busy, so book ahead. The school year in Australia is broken into four semesters, with 2-week holidays around Easter, the last week of June and the first week of July, and the last week of September and the first week of October. Some states break at slightly different dates. There’s a 6-week summer (Christmas) vacation from mid-December to the end of January.

There are some Australia travel advices for you:

Tropical cyclones occur in some parts of Australia, mainly Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia. The cyclone season normally runs from November to April. .

Early 2011 saw some of the worst flooding in recent history, with south and central Queensland the worst affected areas. Flash flooding caused 18 deaths, with many more missing. Brisbane city centre was evacuated on 11 January and the city remained flooded for several days.

Australia is a vast country. Journeys need to be planned, particularly if traveling to remote areas.

Most visits to Australia are trouble-free but you should be aware of the global risk of indiscriminate international terrorist attacks, which could be against civilian targets, including places frequented by foreigners. The Australian authorities have carried out a number of arrests as a result of investigations into terrorist networks.