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Best Places to Visit Near Shirdi

Shirdi, in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district, is the most sacred place for Sri Sai Baba’s devotees. Its importance as a holy place is not only because of the many religious or historical sites that are found here but also because of the air here that calms the soul and soothes the heart. If you’re headed there soon, then don’t miss out some of the best places to visit near Shirdi mentioned below. Remember, if you plan in advance you can get a discount on Shirdi hotels booking and save a great deal of money. 1. Sri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir The last remains of Sri Sai Baba are housed in Sai Baba Mandir, or Samadhi Mandir, as it’s popularly known. The temple is believed to be constructed by a millionaire devotee from Nagpur called Shreemant Gopal Rao, and he has spared no expense to show his devotion as is evident from…

Why you should take a holiday to Florida

If you haven’t yet taken a holiday in Florida, this year is the year to make it happen. Florida has something to offer everyone, especially if you’re someone who loves screaming your lungs out on rollercoasters. I’ve been on holiday to Florida twice, and both times I had an incredible time. The first time I was just 18, so spend the day at Disney World hanging out with Minnie and Mickey Mouse. Unfortunately, since I was underage I didn’t get to check out any of the good bars, but I made up for it the next time I went. I visited Florida again when I was 22 and living in Chicago. I was desperate to escape the cold, so we planned a trip, grabbed last minute tickets, and stayed at my friend’s host parents house in Fort Lauderdale. We went to the Everglades to check out the alligators which I…

Here are the best things to do in Florida

If you’re planning a trip to Florida, you’ll enjoy a jam-packed vacation full of fun and adventure. Florida is often underrated as a vacation destination, but if you’ve got kids and you’re looking for a family friendly experience, Florida is the place to go. These are some of the best things to do once you’re down in Florida: Take a road trip Florida is huge, and there are so many things to do in the state that you may want to hire a car. This will mean you can easily travel between the best destinations while enjoying the freedom to pick and choose and go wherever you like. Revisit your childhood Whether you’re bringing the kids and it’s a family trip, or you’re simply hoping to pretend to be a kid again, consider a family day out at Universal Studios. You can find tickets online so you don’t need to…

What you must see during your spring visit to the capital

With brighter mornings, longer evenings and warmer temperatures on the horizon, now is the perfect time for a trip to the capital. Head outdoors in London this spring and make the most of the mild weather. Spring is the perfect season to explore London’s best parks, gardens, city farms and nature reserves before enjoying a drink al fresco. Plus, London is awash with some brilliant springtime events. The famous boat race Oxford or Cambridge? Pick a side and cheer on the rowers at the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Race. This prestigious sporting event is one of the world’s oldest and one of the capital’s most popular. The London Marathon There seems to be a bit of a theme here; enjoying yourself while watching other people exercise? Sounds good, right? Sit back and soak up the sun, cheering on the runners of this year’s London Marathon. The feel good factor of…

Have you been to Rhodesia?

One of the things I find fascinating is the idea that so many countries no longer exist. One of these countries is Rhodesia, which is known as Zimbabwe today. A recent campaign by azurecollection.com looks at these types of countries, so I thought I’d let you guys know about a few things you can do in Rhodesia/Zimbabwe these days. North Rhodesia is now Zambia and South Rhodesia is Zimbabwe in the South. The country was originally settled by Cecil Rhodes who was an administrator for the British. It was then exploited and its gold, copper, and coal were taken throughout the 19th century. Today, millions of people visit to enjoy the country’s numerous attractions. Here are some of the top things to do in Zimbabwe: Visit Victoria Falls Victoria Falls is one of the most amazing natural wonders of the world. Dr David Livingstone made it famous in 1885, and…

Top tips for traveling on a budget

Traveling doesn’t have to break the bank. While it’s easy to assume that only trust fund kids get to travel, this couldn’t be further from the truth. If you’re hoping to travel more in 2019, here are some tips for traveling on a budget: Choose the right time You can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars by being strategic about when you actually travel. Avoid the school holidays at all costs. If you’re heading to Europe, make sure you avoid July and August- September is a great time to travel and May and early June can also be excellent. Not only will you pay less, but you’ll avoid the worst of the heat and crowds. Plan in advance The earlier you begin planning your trip, the better. Not only will you be able to snap up the best deals, but you’ll also be able to put a little money…

Top 7 Things to do in Chinatown, San Francisco

If you’re headed to the City by the Bay, visiting its iconic Chinatown should be on your bucket list.  San Francisco’s Chinatown is not only the largest Chinatown outside of Asia, but it is also the oldest in North America and one of the this city’s top tourist attractions.  There is plenty to see in this area near North Beach and Telegraph Hill, so it’s best to come prepared.  Here is a list of the top things to do in San Francisco’s Chinatown. Chinatown Gate This beautifully decorated gate marks the entrance to Chinatown on Grant Avenue.  The gate was unveiled in 1970 and marks the spot as one of the district’s central points. The gate has many intricate carvings and is inscribed with the saying, “All under heaven is for the good of the people,” by Dr. Sun. Yat-sen. Portsmouth Square Thought by many to be the true “Heart…

How to get your car ready for a trip around Europe

Planning a big road trip around Europe? How exciting! Before you pack your bags however, you’ll need to make sure your car is ready to go. As part of the #RoadtripsofEurope campaign, I thought I’d bring you some of my top tips to make sure you have a fun, successful, and safe trip. Here are some things to consider: Check your tyres This is one of the most important aspects. That’s because a blown tyre can be extremely dangerous if you’re traveling at speed, and can also cost you hours of your holiday if it suddenly begins going flat. One of the best ways to make sure your car is safe is to get your tyres checked by a professional and consider getting your tyres fitted at Kwik Fit. Check all fluids This includes your brake fluid, coolant, oil, and windshield-washer fluid. Take a look at your transmission and power-steering fluids…

How Often Do Hail Storms Occur?

Hail can occur any time precipitation and conflicting temperatures in the atmosphere exist. Essentially, hail is frozen rain that typically accompanies severe thunderstorms. The size of the hail depends on how many times the pellets are lifted back through the freezing process by updrafts before they plummet to the ground. The best weather software can help predict not only when hail is expected in your area but approximately how big the pieces will be when they fall. Who Gets the Most Hail? While hail is possible in a thunderstorm, it isn’t present in every thunderstorm. Most storms aren’t intense enough to produce the conditions required to create hail. The places such severe storms are likely to occur are in the central and southern plains of the United States during the seasons when cold air from Canada and warm air from the Gulf of Mexico collide. These plains span across several…

Planning your wedding on a budget? Read this post

If you’ve been to a few weddings lately, it may be easy to assume that the only way to have an incredible day is to spend in the region of $30,000 to $50,000. This is a myth though, and you can definitely have an incredible day without spending all of your savings (or worse, taking out a loan). Here are some tips if you’re planning your wedding on a budget: Actually set a budget You’d be surprised how many people haven’t sent a firm budget for their wedding. If you don’t set a budget, you don’t know what you’re working with, and it can be easy to say yes to things you can’t really afford. Confirm how much family members may be able to contribute, and work out how much you can spend as well. Prioritise Now’s the time to think about what you consider the most important things to…

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