January 29th, 2015

Lanzarote

Written By Nik Halik

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Nik HalikIf you are not too sure what type of holiday you want but know that you are going to want the sun then Lanzarote will be a good place to choose. You can select to relax on one of the beaches or just chill out around the hotels pool each day, but if you suddenly find that you have a lot of energy then there is plenty to do and see.

There are plenty of choices when it comes to boat trips as you will have the option of learning to sail – or honing up your skills – or being taken out by an experienced sailor.  You can have the luxury of a yacht or get to see the amazing marine life if you choose a glass bottomed boat.

If you want to get even closer to the fish then you will be able to go scuba diving. There is volcanic underwater scenery and all the major beaches have diving centers so wherever you are staying you should not be far away from one. If you want to lie on the beach all day then it is possible to book night dives, so there is no need miss out.

Sport fishing is very popular and with plenty of marlin, tuna and sharks there is a good chance you that you will catch something. A number of companies offer this so you should not end up disappointed and left back on the island.

Lanzarote is an ideal place for wind surfing due to the combination of steady trade winds and the warm waters that surround it. The most popular area to go is Costa Teguise and you could be there at a time when there is a world class competition being held.

Whether you are a serious biker or just like to ride your way through the countryside there will be a tour that you can be part of. There is a National Park and this is popular with both hikers and cyclists and due to the weather it will be possible to travel around whatever time of year you are visiting.

If you don’t like the idea of riding a bike you will have the chance to see the countryside on horseback. The routes have been laid out so as you will see as much as possible of the island and if you have children in the party there are ponies that they can ride.

Safaris are becoming more popular and in the Timafaya National Park you can ride around on a camel. If you don’t feel up to that then there are jeep tours and you will get around a great deal of the island this way. You can get to the more hard to reach part in a 4 x 4 and the off the track villages and beaches are well worth visiting.

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

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January 26th, 2015

Best Time to travel to Maldives

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nikhalikMaldives is known to be one of the most exotic tourist places on the planet. This archipelago offers some of the finest beaches, luxurious resorts and diving escapades throughout the year. So, if you are thinking to travel to this tropical paradise you just need to know the best time to do it.

Weather in Maldives

Situated right near the equator, one can expect a considerably invariant sunrise arriving around 6am in the morning and dawn arriving at around 6pm all year round. Maldives has only two seasons – Dry Maldives and Wet Maldives! Yes, the islands experience a wet season right from the end of April until the end of October and a dry season from December through April.

Wet Season

The wet season brings occasionally strong flow of winds and even thunderstorms along with strong monsoon rains. This happens during the month of December where you can see the north easterly winds that can reduce the humidity. This may continue till March. You can experience the rainfall here with torrential bursts occurring evenly in the wet season. One can expect sunshine for nearly 4 hours during this period along with steamier climate due to heightened humidity levels and temperatures around 90 °F.

Dry Season

The dry season lasts from December till April. During this time you can expect a standard sunshine that can last for almost 9- 10 hours a day. Overall the climate here is pleasant with temperatures around 75 °F during the day. The waters are clear and this could be the best time to surf and dive during this period.

What is the best time for a vacation in Maldives?

Well, certainly there is no less better time to go there, but throughout the year one can hop in, anytime. However, the best time would be the dry season. The resorts are full and the most expensive with the Christmas-New year as their ‘peak’ time. One has to book early during this ‘hot’ season. During May and November it is a low season where one can find cheaper prices and lesser tourists. So if you want to have a peaceful time with lesser people around this is the best time for you. Otherwise get into your tank-tops and flip flops right in during the dry season to find clearer waters for diving and loads of sunshine. Though one can still enjoy the peculiar soft and white beaches, crystal clear waters, luxurious resorts, lush green verdures all year round

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

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January 21st, 2015

How to Look For the Best Cruise Packages?

Written By Nik Halik

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nikhalikToday, it is not the privilege of only the rich to go on a cruise. One of the fastest growing sectors in the travel industry today is cruises. Many cruise companies offer a variety of deals. As the industry has grown at great speed, there are many different packages, options and budget offered by agents and it is a challenging preposition identifying the best among them.

Look for the best seasonal deals

Busiest period for cruises are months between January and March. This is also the time when companies offer customers exciting deals. Some companies give RAZR or Blackberry phones as incentives for selected cruises.

Talk to the representatives

Research, identify a few reputed cruise lines and talk to the representatives first regarding stateroom categories and cruises you are interested in. Mention your area of residence and your age and ask for any specials. Tell them if you have travelled in the cruise line earlier. If you are traveling in a group, you will be eligible for discounts too. Your starting price point will be what the representative quotes.

Cruise discount agencies

You can book through some of the reputed and reliable cruise booking agencies online. These agencies offer highly discounted cruise deals especially on last minute cruises.

Book through a travel agent

Even though online cruise bookings are becoming popular, many still prefer interacting directly with a travel agent. You can contact a large national agency or local independent agents. You can find agents near you with the help of agent-finder function available on certain websites. Tell the agent your requirements in a crisp manner.

When you meet with a travel agent, try not to waste your time or the agent’s. Be direct: Tell him exactly what you’re looking for and that you are comparison-shopping. If you are planning on a cruise itinerary with special documentation and visa requirements, choosing a local agent is a good idea.

Look for cruise ads in the local newspaper

Local newspapers usually carry advertisements for big cruise bargains. Look through the travel section to find good deals especially if you live close to cruise embarkation cities.

What to do after receiving quotes

After you receive quotes from different companies, it is time to negotiate for a lower price. On websites, you can negotiate with live agents. Today’s travel market is highly competitive. It is not difficult finding independent agents vying with each other to offer you the lowest quote.

It is easy finding the exact cruise package suited to your lifestyle and budget. All you have to do is to research thoroughly and shop smart.

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

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