Summer is the ideal time to go away on holiday. The school holidays coincide with the summer, so this is usually the time that families with children pack their leisure wear and head for somewhere exciting. Even young couples or singles take to the road at this time as the weather is generally great and places look their best.
Summertime is full of barbecues, shorts and river walks. New Orleans is an exciting city this time of year. Everyone seems to have summer fever and is out and about. The only problem is that hot, sticky New Orleans summer weather! You might enjoy this year’s steamy months a little better if you took a break. A cost-conscious, fun-filled vacation is just the ticket if you want a month, week or even a long weekend away from The Big Easy.
Enjoy fishing, boating, hiking, eating and drinking in one of the most unique locations. Stay in Florida City’s Everglades International Hostel and enjoy breezy accommodations at great rates: dorm beds are $28 per person, and a group of six can book a private room with bathroom for $168, according to evergladeshostel.com. They can set you up with tours for any time of day. Prepare to share space with gators the size of tanks and heavy-artillery mosquitoes … it’s all part of the fun!
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Although it might seem like an ambitious goal, seeing 10 or even 20 countries in a summer is completely doable, as long as you know where the deals are. A Eurail pass for up to 3 months starts at $494, according to eurail.com. Save by staying in hostels and eating cheaply at markets and street stalls instead of restaurants. One of the best sites to check the cheapest flight deals is Skyscanner.com. Round-trip flights from New Orleans to the U.K. start around $1300.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
So you can’t be Katniss Everdeen, but you can at least travel to the state where much of “The Hunger Games” was filmed. Take a day trip to the ghost town of Henry River, where several District 12 scenes were set or catch a show at the Knight Theater, also a filming location, according to romanticasheville.com. Looking for adrenaline boosters? Check out the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
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Carnival Dream Cruise
Set sail on the high seas with a cruise through Carnival Dream. Their all-inclusive packages include 24-hour room service and multiple dining options, among them a coffee bar, steakhouse, chef’s table and tasting bar. Entertainment doesn’t lack, either. Packages come with a comedy brunch, access to the art gallery, “dive-in” movies, concerts and an Internet café. If you have a sweet tooth, don’t forget the candy shop. And when you’re done there, head to a yoga or Pilates classes to work off the extra calories before hitting the pool. Depending on your room choice, cruises can cost as little as $40 per night, according to carnival.com. There are cruises departing from the Port of New Orleans year-round.
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A quick word of advice: When traveling a lot, protect your identity with security measures while dealing with money or personal information. According to Lifelock, in 2011 there were more than 11 million victims of identity fraud. According to usa.gov, must-dos include keeping receipts or tearing them up, shielding your PIN with your hand while at ATMS and storing personal information in a safe place.
Worldwide Camping Guide
When finances are getting a little stretched and you are not sure if you can really afford a holiday why not try some of the reasonably priced and wide ranging holiday resort camps on offer abroad. A fun and enjoyable way to spend time with family and friends, a park complex offers a financially viable holiday destination with everything you need for an enjoyable, stress free stay on site.
From organised activities, pool games and musical events to shopping complexes, bars, restaurants and parks, there is something for the whole family to enjoy and all without breaking the bank.
With tent pitches, linen hire, tents and even junior tents available this is a holiday that makes the most of the great outdoors, whilst never placing its visitors out of reach of essential amenities. Most park sites are close to supermarkets full of local produce, with some sites boasting spa and gym facilities for those looking to keep fit or enjoy some much needed pampering.
Of course this is luxury camping and not at all like the row of tents in a muddy field that you might well be imagining. This is modern day camping at its best, with the option to combine a self-catering style holiday with a handy resort park location.
Try a Euro camp site and you will gain access to destinations that a hotel or apartment will not be able to compete with, whether that is proximity to the coastline, or ease of travel to local entertainment.
With European destinations part and parcel of this type of camping holiday, families can enjoy international travel and visits to unusual tourists sites. Here al fresco accommodation can be found in sought after foreign locations and all without the usual worries of the children getting bored or fed up with places they have already seen.
Whether you opt for the sandy location of a beach site near the Costa Brava or a pitch in the French countryside, each destination offers unique views and the chance to create unforgettable holiday memories.
For a range of different camping destinations take a look at some of the Eurocamp offers and take some time to browse the various locations. At Eurocamp Baia Domizia Holiday Park for instance you will never have to worry about finding things to see and do, especially with its park location, pool complex and many restaurants to choose from. Tour the local Italian landscape and coastlines, or simply kick back and enjoy the scenery surrounding your comfy and well situated holiday camp site.