July 31st, 2014

New Zealand

Written By Nik Halik

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Adventure/Travel

New Zealand may not be the biggest island that you will visit but there will be enough to see to keep you there for a number of weeks. Starting in Auckland there is plenty to see and you can set of for a trip to the Bay of Islands.

The Bay of Islands has 144 islands around it and while here you will be able to see all manners of water creatures and fish, including penguins, whales and dolphins. Once you have seen all you want to of these creatures you can travel on to the Waitangi Treaty Grounds.

While you are here you can choose to relax for a few days or continue to travel to see some of the sites. If you are up to the drive along the Ninety Mile beach you can visit the Reinga Lighthouse. The view from here is outstanding as it is at this point that the Tasman Sea meets the Pacific Ocean.

The next part of the journey takes you to the Waikato area and in particular Hamilton. It is an easy place to travel around and one place that you will not want to miss is the city that has been formed as the result of a volcanic crater. The Waikato River is nearby and can be a relaxing place to visit.

There are always going to be some parts of a holiday that you know you will remember long after you have got home. It is likely to be the journey that you make to the Waitomo Caves where you will have a boat ride along an underground river and find that your way is lit by glow worms.

It is now that you are reaching the more agricultural part of New Zealand and you are at the Rainbow Springs Nature Park. You can take in the Agrodome Sheep Show and get in touch with local Maoris. There is a concert and hangi – the Maori traditional feast.

Next are some of the natural wonders and you move onto Rotorua which is based on the Pacific Ring of Fire. At the Whakarewarewa Thermal Valley there are geysers, boiling mud pools and hot spots. There is the chance to find out more about the Maoris thanks to a visit to the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute.

Havelock is the next place to go where there are more Green Shell mussels than you can imagine and then the gold mining fields at Canvastown, before setting off again to the Southern Alps. Here there is the Paparoa National Park and a trip to Punakaiki allows you to see the famous blow holes.

Having recently seen the hot areas of New Zealand you will next see the Franz Josef Glacier along with the ice fields.

Not all tours will have such a wide range of places to visit as it is understood that some people may want to spend more time in the one place and get to see all that there is to offer at that point.

Nik Halik THE THRILLIONAIRE® , Author of the International Best Seller: The Thrillionaire®, World’s #1 7 Day Weekend Lifestyle Strategist

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July 31st, 2014

A Trip Down The Rhine

Written By Nik Halik

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The Rhine begins at the Rheinwaldhorn Glacier that is in the Swiss Alps and is 3,300 meters above sea level. The river is very long at 1,300 km and it flows through Switzerland and Germany and then along to France and finally Holland and end up joining the North Sea after it has been through Rotterdam. Travelling along the river is an ideal way to see much of the glorious countryside and also gives the chanced to stop at some of the most interesting and picturesque places that it flows through.

There are some place of outstanding beauty that can be seen and visited when on the river and one of the prettiest and most popular is the area classed as the Middle Rhine. This has been recognized as a beautiful area and has been classed as an area of outstanding natural beauty by UNESCO.

When travelling along the Rhine there are many places to stop off at and all of them will have some great places to visit while you are there.

Cologne is one of Germanys oldest Cities as it dates back to 38BC. It gives its name to Eau de Cologne as this is where it originates.

There is an amazing cathedral that all visitors will want to see and this is the Gothic Dom on the Domplatte. It has lasted throughout the war and it still leaves people amazed at how it was constructed. While here, is will also be worth visiting the local museums that have artifacts dating back to Roman times.

Once in Koblenz you will have already noticed what a lovely waterfront there is and it is also here that the Rhine meets with the Moselle River. There are a number of well designed bridges that cross both rivers at this point, and it is also at this part of Koblenz that there is a large and noticeable stature of Wilhelm I

If you are energetic you can walk up to the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress but there is a chairlift if the walk is too much. Along with the Palace and a Romanesque church and the Basilica there is clearly plenty to see on the visit.

You may not have heard of Rudesheim but once you have walked along the Drosselgasse and admired the restaurants and taverns located on this cobblestones street you will not forget it. The ideal time to visit is around Christmas when it a place that knows how to celebrate the festival.

The oldest castle on the Rhine can be found here even though it is now a wine museum. The Museum of Magical Music is home to pianolas’, barrel organs and gramophones.

There will be other places that can be visited but these are some of the must see town, cities and villages.

Nik Halik THE THRILLIONAIRE® , Author of the International Best Seller: The Thrillionaire®, World’s #1 7 Day Weekend Lifestyle Strategist

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July 30th, 2014

Find the Best Honeymoon Travel Packages

Written By Nik Halik

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A honeymoon can be considered to be the most crucial time in the life of newly-weds. This is where couples get a chance to truly connect and strengthen a relationship that will last them through life. The quality of a honeymoon package is totally dependent on what the couple is looking for. While some couples want a getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life, others want to spend their honeymoon in a metropolitan city. The following are a few pointers that will make it easier for couples to decide their destination.

Do your Groundwork

This may be the trickiest phase of choosing a package because there are so many uncertainties. However there is nothing to worry about. Just clear your head and get all your information in place. First and foremost, chalk out a budget that you would want to work around. This should include travel, stay, food, shopping and whatever other expenditure you can expect on your trip. You should also be sure of the duration of your honeymoon.

Zero Down on a Location

Make a list of all the locations you and your partner have in mind and go through the pros and cons of each location. When selecting a location, make sure you keep factors such as weather conditions, transport facilities, medical facilities, connectivity etc. in mind. The location should be something that both, you and your partner agree on. Apart from being scenic and fun-filled, it should also fit your budget and be a safe place to visit.

Consider your Options

Now you need to decide if you want to go through a travel agent or arrange your own trip. If you decide to arrange your own trip, be warned that it is a long drawn out process. You will have to take care of everything from Visa and passports to stay and travel. It is always easier to go through a trusted travel agent who will get you the best possible package and deal for you. So make sure you find one that can be trusted. You can go through various review websites to get to know everything about the agency you are considering.

So make sure you do everything you can to make your honeymoon a real special one. It is one of those things that can be considered to be the foundation of your marriage. So get there and get your honeymoon going.

Nik Halik THE THRILLIONAIRE® , Author of the International Best Seller: The Thrillionaire®, World’s #1 7 Day Weekend Lifestyle Strategist

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