Sometimes a busy businessmouse like me needs a nice, relaxing vacation. But of all the rotten rats' luck -- every time I tried to get away, disaster struck. My aunt Dizzy Fur's mouse hole caught on fire, my office was flooded, and our printing press broke down! When I was finally ready to depart, all the good trips were booked up. I was stuck in a flea-ridden old hotel, sharing a room with a bunch of Gerbil Scouts! I couldn't wait to get back to my comfy home in New Mouse City....
For the budget conscious traveler an Italian vacation may seem far out of reach. But many people are surprised to find that visiting this destination may be well within the cards. One of the most expensive aspects of a vacation is usually the airfare and hotel. So what are the options available for those who want to enjoy Italy and save at the same time? Well for starters you may want to go on your vacation to Italy during the off season. This will mean that you will find cheaper airfares. There are great prices to be found for airfare especially if you plan to fly directly from a major international airport such as New York or London. All airfare rates drop dramatically after the summer. Hotel rates per night will also be more affordable. After the summer many hotels are recovering from the large numbers of people that came through their doors. You will find out that during your cheap Italy vacation most places are happy for customers that provide them with business during the off peak season. Service could be even better simply because there are fewer people to serve and focus on. The lines are also shorter for almost everything. Peak season is the summer months of June through August. So why not plan to go in September if you can? You will still enjoy all the sights and the remnants of great summer weather. For example Rome in July can go up to 92 degrees but may be 80 degrees in September. The advantage of going on your Italian Vacation during the off-peak season is that the crowds are not there, the weather is slightly cooler and Italy becomes more of itself. You can really experience Italy and its people if you go in the off season and you will save some money too. Not only are hotels and airfares cheaper in the off season but you will also find discounts available for guided tours and concerts. Another way to save on your cheap Italian vacation is to take public transportation whenever possible rather than a taxi. Of course this needs some planning in advance or you could spend numerous hours lost and wasting valuable time. But with an adventurous spirit and an Italian pocket dictionary in hand it can be done! Italy is well known for its extensive rail network. You can get a rail pass or buy tickets as you go. Either way this option will help you save if you are on a budget. Another great tip for a cheap Italy vacation is to forgo the hotel altogether. Rent a house or an apartment for a few days if you are in a group and you will save tremendously. This is especially true if you also factor in the presence of a kitchen that can allow you to make some of your meals rather than rely on dining out for every meal. Even if you have to stay at a hotel you should also consider fixing some simple meals such as sandwiches when you can especially if you come across a grocery store during your cheap Italian vacation.
Vacation in the US: The Beginners Guide to Traveling the US." This book contains proven steps and strategies on how to plan a great vacation in the U.S. Here's an inescapable fact: you will need to learn how to do careful planning, sometimes well in advance so that you can get the best flight tickets, hotel rates, car rentals, etc. In this book you will explore the opportunities to make your travel easy and within your budget. Be it vacation or the un-quenching thirst of exploring unknown territories, we all want to be someplace else, sometimes for leisure and sometimes for pure exploration. If you do not learn to do that, you will land up spending a fortune to stay somewhere you don't even like.
""In this story, as the chief character is internally melodramatic, the story itself ceases to be merely melodramatic, and partakes of true drama."" - T. S. Eliot.Like Poe before him and Conan Doyle after, Wilkie Collins shifted easily from rational domains to the ""superrational."" Like them, he is famed for original contributions to ""ratiocinative"" (detective) literature, but often preferred to indulge his occult predilection - a lifelong indulgence. His first published story, ""The Last Stage Coachmen"" (1843), was a supernatural allegory of trains; perhaps his last lucid effort (before ill health and opium drained his powers) was this short novel, The Haunted Hotel.Collins' methods and themes, developed and elaborated in his earlier, massive novels, are streamlined and concentrated here into a tight novelette. The same relentless pace and narrative power, the same attention to plot and backdrop detail that distinguish The Moonstone and The Woman in White are evident here, as is the obsession with destiny and the willful struggle against it.Collins' much-loved Venice provides the scenery and fatal beauty, the grim waterways and palaces the author will haunt with mysterious women, grotesques, and bloody conspiracies. The Countess Narona is one of Collins' cosmopolitan enchantresses; she acts, but as the tool of her doom. T. S. Eliot wrote, ""The principal character, the fatal woman, is herself obsessed by the idea of fatality; her motives are melodramatic; she therefore compels the coincidences to occur, feeling that she is compelled to compel them."" Collins relieves the tension with some wry characterizations and ironies; the theatrics are sustained. Indeed, theatrical motifs figure heavily, Collins himself being much involved with the stage at that period.The Haunted Hotel appears to be loosely based on a case from the annals of French crime; the scene, scenery, players and conflicts, and especially the horror, come straight from Collins' overstimulated, no doubt overwrought, most certainly haunted imagination.
Sometimes you need to get away to find what you need*****NOTE: This book is intended for readers age 18 and up*****Amada has always been wrapped up in her work. Her mother is worried that she'll never find a man and settle down like her sister Jenny, who by the way is now going to make their mother a grandmother, not that Amanda will if she doesn't hurry up. Tired of hearing her mother complain and looking for a break, Amanda grabs her best friend and heads off on a vacation for some sun, fun, and no men! Eric is the first man in a while to turn down Chantelle, Amanda's model gorgeous best friend. Turns out this smoking hot man has eyes for Amanda only. What he doesn't know is that Amanda has a secret, something only he can help her with. Eric isn't looking for love but can't help but get drawn in by quiet mysterious Amanda. When they make a connection, Amanda thinks things couldn't get any better. They spend some hot and steamy summer nights together and it's not just the tropical sunshine heating things up. Her spur of the moment trip seems to be turning into an opportunity of a lifetime. After a week in paradise, she finds herself facing the ultimate betrayal and questioning what she thought she knew. Will Eric and Amanda survive this or will be just be a vacation fling? Enter the heat, the passion, and the drama of Eric and Amanda's get away romance!
Comments From Other Readers"Someone call the travel agent! If this is what you can get on a spur of the moment vacation, I'm packing my bags. I'm no scientist but, chemistry between Eric and Amanda is hotter than the Island sun! I could not stop reading this book and I'm dying to know what happens next for these two!" Kelli H (North Dakota, US)"Hot, steamy, and full of passion. This is a fantasy come true. Now I just wish I could have a hook up like this one! I read it twice! The story is sexy and almost sinful. The friction built up until I thought I was going to explode. Time to catch a flight to a little more of a tropical location!" Jenny F (Pennsylvania, US)Tags: strangers, erotica, adult novel, erotic, tropical encounters, relationships, 50 shades of grey, EL james, reclaimed, ravage me, dominic, sweet dreams, what he wants, daddy's rules, MILF, virginity, virgin, love story, vacation, romantic erotica, BDSM
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