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Travel Planning – 6 Places to Find Information

The first key to a great holiday is planning. The more you plan before you go the more flexible you can be while on holiday. Planning can be about simple things such as adding a space blanket or rain coat. Also it can be as complex as setting up business meetings, finding a publisher for your book while on holiday. Personal Experience Nothing is as good as your own experience but do not let this stop you from seeing new places. Do not go back to the same hotel, the same beach. You will miss out on interesting places. Take an afternoon and go and have a look at other places so that you know what is available.
FriendsUse the recommendations from friends but also keep in mind what they prefer. They might enjoy camping and you do not. Respect your own gut feeling and when in doubt, rather go somewhere else.
Tourist OfficesIn big cities you might have a tourist office that can supply you with information and brochures about the places you want to visit. Other tourist offices will help you when you enter the city. They can be excellent but in some places they are useless. Do not rely on them alone to get your information. 
The InternetThis medium became the first place you should consult. The internet is filled with pages about personal experiences and adverts by the hotels and guesthouses themselves. Some blogs will warn you about a place. Always read with an open mind as they can also be rude and wrong.   
Travel AgentsThis used to be the place you would go but I think they are for lazy people. What is wrong with you that you can not do this yourself? Searching became easier and it is fun. Search Engines have replaced the travel agents and they can work out cheaper. Remember you get good and bad agents. Some will sell you the bag on which they get the most commissions. Shop around and learn to ask the hard questions.
NewslettersAgain you get excellent, fair and bad newsletters. Use them for money saving tips and the latest travel offers. You can get free ones and others that is expensive. While $40 annually might not be that much it depends on how much you need it and how specific it focuses on.While there are other ways in finding your information such as in flight magazines and newspapers, you will have to use at least one of the above and maybe more to get what you want. Rather pay a few dollars for good advice than spending thousands because of bad advice. 

Experience the Elegance of Venice Through Private Tours to Venice

Venice is without a doubt, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, as evidenced by the countless literary masterpieces that the city has inspired. It is for this reason that private tours to Venice are so popular, especially for those who want to experience the city’s infectious romantic vibe. The Floating City, Venice is best known for being built on water. In fact, no car can access the city and canals lead to everywhere you want to go. Venice comprises of some 118 islands, interconnected with countless bridges and winding canals.

Private tours to Venice are even more enjoyable with at least a few hours spent on a Gondola ride. These small canoes are ubiquitous in the city and they are definitely the best way to get around, especially if you want a unique view of the city through the waterways. This said, walking tours of the city’s centuries old streets are also very common, especially for those who want to admire Venice’s rich collection of Gothic architecture that dates back as early as the Byzantine and Ottoman periods. Ca’d'Oro the Doge’s Palace, and Palazzo Cavalli-Franchetti are only among the must-see architectural marvels in the city.

Surrounded by water, it is no surprise that Venice is also a huge seafood haven. If you want to try a different side of Italy’s cuisine, Venice is definitely a great place to sample its seafood delights. The city doesn’t run out of fresh supply of fish, shellfish, and other seafood favorites hauled out from nearby lagoons.

Private tours to Venice are also not complete without a visit to the Burano Island, which is one of the most iconic fishing villages in the region, known for its floating houses that paint a rainbow-colored backdrop for your excursion. Another interesting island to spend a tour in is Lido or the Golden Island, which is best known for its private beaches and golden dunes.

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