The other side of San Francisco - Marin County

Thursday, January 28, 2010

As young as he is, my firstborn already knows and looks forward going to the popular tourist destinations like the Eiffel Tower, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Statue of Liberty and the Golden Gate bridge. He saw some of my photos during my US trip last 2008 and he said he wants to have a picture taken in the NY and San Francisco landmarks. I also want to go back to San Francisco because I only had 6 hours to see the city. This time, I would love to see the Marin County side and avail the Mill Valley Hotel Deals.

There’s this hotel that we always stayed on while in the US and I’m sure there is a Holiday Inn California to try there. I like to explore this side of California because of its scenic beauty. This Mill Valley Holiday Inn is surrounded by trees and bird sanctuary and there’s also a biking and jogging path to provide the guests options for physical activities while on their vacation. After going around San Francisco and exploring the different sites and attractions, it’s a pleasant nook to stay in this side for the much needed rest and relaxation. A modern respite with the latest technology in your rooms in the midst of natural beauty.

Hippo Tours - the Bus that floats

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Since Toronto is a business city of Canada, those who are in business trips who want to see Toronto in between meetings will find this tour helpful. This also applies to those tourists who are just passing by Toronto on their way to other Canada destinations like Kingston, Ottawa, Montreal etc. The Hippo tours is the most unique way to see Toronto in one continuous journey on both land and water on an amphibious bus called "The Hippo". A one-of-a-kind, 90-minute tour of Toronto with an unforgettable splash into Lake Ontario to tour the waterways of Ontario Place. Tour of downtown Toronto highlights many of the city's major landmarks and attractions including CN Tower, Rogers Centre, Hockey Hall of Fame, Eaton Centre, Dundas Square, the Discovery District, Old and New City Hall, University of Toronto, trendy Queens Street west, Harbourfront Centre and lots more. The tour is fully narrated by knowledgeable guides to provide you with the historical and cultural flavour of the city. I can't wait to ride here with my parents or in-laws who will appreciate the tour without walking.

Consider a Third Home

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Part of your long-term plans is to have a vacation home in another place so you can get that rest and relaxation you deserve after all the years of working. Once you have your other home or second home, you can have a 3rd Home.

3rd Home is a home exchange portal where you will find other luxurious vacation homes. You can exchange your second home with these luxurious vacation houses from other members. Part of the many perks is that you will get a chance to enjoy exclusive access to some of the most desirable resorts and private destinations in the world.

When you're not in your second home, you can share it with other members of this exclusive vacation property management. Second-home owners like to optimize the use of their second homes. They sometimes want a different getaway experience and 3rd home is here to make it happen. 3rd Home is here to create the finest, luxury, second home exchange program in the world - with the highest standards in the industry.

You might want to have a vacation in most popular destinations like Miami, Florida, Palm Springs, California, and Nantucket Massachusetts where the members second homes are located. The houses range from beach villas in Mexico and mansions on Miami Beach to upscale lofts in France and log homes in Colorado. Isn't it cool? Unless you are super rich you have all your second homes all over these places, why not try 3rd home - your access to finest and luxurious vacation homes in popular destinations of the world.

IPod and the internet

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I have dreamt of having an IPhone but since I don’t have the regular source of income to afford a monthly subscription to get one, I will have to be content with Lito’s IPod Touch as my other form of relaxation. Last night, I found myself browsing the internet using this gadget (Before, I only use it to listen to music, reading an ebook, watch a movie or play games) and I was amazed. The Safari browser is different from the Explorer or Firefox which I am used to and gliding through the soft screen is exciting. The windows appear as another page and they move from one side to another as if moving sheets of paper. The Top sites feature of the Safari 4 browser displays the thumbnails of recently visited sites. I found this tip from a free articles directory where there are lots of articles submitted. The articles are listed in different categories and my favorite is Technology and computers which is a popular subject.

Well, I think I am still an IPod novice. While most of the gadget-hungry yuppies and youth went gaga over the chic MP3 players and sleek MacBook Air years ago, it’s only now that I am into it. Thanks to ITunes and other strategies to promote the IPod, Apple has tremendously reached that status with the trendy products and I guess I’m also hooked. One article submitted in web world articles explained what Apple really undertook to promote IPod. Now, Apple’s IPod is a huge success and the rest is history.

Sightseeing in Canada - Niagara Falls

Saturday, January 16, 2010

The first thing that comes to your mind when you hear of Canada is the Niagara Falls. I've seen the majestic Falls both from the US and the Canada side and I would say the Falls really looked better from the Canada side. From Toronto, there are tours going to Niagara and there are also cheaper bus going to the Fallsview Casino. While in Niagara, you can choose from the following different tours:

1. Maid of the Mist - This is an exhilarating boat ride to the base of the majestic Horsehoe Falls. Get ready to get wet.

2. Journey Behind the Falls - Here you will be behind the heart of Niagara and stand in the mist where the mighty Horseshoe Falls tumbles from 13 storeys above.

3. Niagara-on-the-lake - This is a tour to the 18th-century town. Here you will enjoy the historic charm of Niagara-on-the-lake.

4. Butterfly Conservatory

Or just enjoy the day in Niagara Falls on your own terms. Explore Niagara Falls in your way and your own pace. When we went there last summer, we just walked in the park and bask under the sun while listening to the rapids and watching the amazing Niagara Falls.

So on your next visit to Canada, make sure to include this in your itinerary.