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Canada, Travel Guides - Ross French - August 15, 2017


Being the second largest country in the world, Canada attracts thousands of tourists every year with its diverse landscape and rich history. The culture and the people of this great country is as diverse as its landscapes. From tundras to forests to deserts to huge mountains to rocky beaches, Canada is a country where each and every traveler is in for a treat. It is such a huge country that at least a few months should be spent exploring the beauty and culture this country has in store to offer. This extensive Canada travel guide talks everything Canada – from accommodation costs to food to daily budget to must do activities – so that you can plan the perfect trip to this Great White Northern country. Continue Reading

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A Stay at The Ultimate Luxury Retreat

Travel Blog, Travel Tips - Ross French - May 30, 2017

Emirates Palace

Emirates Palace is an iconic landmark in Abu Dhabi. Constructed at a cost of a whopping $US 3 billion, it takes the prize for sheer opulence and indulgence. It is the only 7-star hotel in the world besides Burj Al Arab located in Dubai. The luxurious and elaborate structure combines Arabian splendor and the latest technology to make a stay at the Emirates Palace an unparalleled experience.

Magnificent Architecture

Emirates Palace is an architectural marvel featuring 114 awe-inspiring domes, each 18 feet high and covered in mosaic glass ties. The Palace Atrium is the biggest dome in the world, and with a covering of 22-carat gold, it is the greatest gilded expanse ever built.

Once you pass the magnificent gates of the regal retreat, you enter a spectacular paradise set in 1000 hectares of gardens on a 1.3-kilometer-long private beach. The interiors glisten with 6000 square meters of gold leaf and an array of beautiful crystal chandeliers and different colored marbles.

The precious Arabian jewel is home to majestically decorated gardens too. Spread across 85 hectares, the beautiful gardens of the palace promise serene strolls, wildlife watching and yoga.

Opulent Accommodation

The royal setting features a stunning range of accommodation options. There are 92 magnificent suites and 302 superior rooms, each combining ultimate luxury with breathtaking views of the Abu Dhabi skyline or the turquoise waters of the Arabian Gulf. Each room provides a personal butler service, allowing guests to experience the level of service similar to a stay at a palace.

The rooms and suites of the hotel are designed to indulge guests with pure opulence. There are room entertainment systems, LCD televisions and private balconies in very room. Even the bathrooms resemble miniature palaces.

Luxurious Dining

The oasis of luxury boasts of fine dining options. The place is home to 14 gastronomical avenues that offer an extensive selection of authentic cuisines from all around the world. The restaurant offerings include international buffet at the Le Vendome, delicious seafood at Sayad, sumptuous Italian food at Mezzaluna, Lebanese cuisine at Mawal, world-famous Chinese cuisine at Hakkasan, a great grill experience at BBQ Al Qasr, and traditional Emirati cuisine at Mezlai. There are also several lounges for an afternoon tea or a late-night drink.

Fun and Engaging Activity Options

Apart from a private sandy white beach, guests have access to the swimming pool at the hotel that includes separate Jacuzzis, a pool bar and a covered children’s pool area. The impressive hotel boasts one of the finest spas too. The spa uses the world’s most exotic oils and elixirs to deliver wellbeing and radiance.

The hotel features four floodlit tennis court and a Padel court as well. With tennis, water sports, swimming pools and a kids’ club, the hotel offers an array of sports and leisure activities. Its marina, which is one of the most well-known in the region, provides 167 berthing spaces. There is also a children’s playground as well that is equipped with swings/slides and hosts myriad water and land based activities.

Emirates Palace, with all its grand offerings, is a sheer treat to the senses and is certainly worth a visit.

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Top Places to Go Summer Skiing in the French Alps

Travel Blog - Ross French - February 21, 2017

summer skiing

If you thought skiing was only limited to winter, then think again. The French Alps offer some amazing locations to ski throughout the summer too. It is possible, but only at the higher altitudes where there may not be fresh snowfall but during the mornings the snow is crisp and very skiable.

Skiing in summer often means quieter resorts, cheaper prices and offers a good start for beginners on the slopes. The weather is usually more agreeable too with warm sunny days to enjoy.

There are two main resorts in the French Alps that offer glacier skiing during the summer months, these are Les Deux Alps and Tignes. Both have great facilities, offer full morning ski sessions and have plenty of activities to occupy you when the slopes are closed.

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Les Deux Alps

With guaranteed natural snow, this resort is a great choice for summer skiing. A stunning location with superb panoramic view, Les Deux Alps is one of the world’s highest ski areas and Europe’s capital of summer skiing. The glacier stands at 3600 metres at its highest point and the resort also offers the longest on-piste vertical in the world.

The slopes are open from early morning until lunch time before the hot sun penetrates the smooth snow and the afternoons can be filled enjoying the other activities the area has on offer.

The great thing about summer skiing here is that it’s so relaxed. Beginners can enjoy learning in a chilled-out environment and yes there are still ski lessons in the summer months. Seasoned pros can also practice in the morning and relax in the afternoon.

The summer ski area has lift access and is open between 715am and 1230pm. The lifts also grant access to mountain biking and hiking routes.

Accommodation options here are in abundance even in the summer months. Choose from chalets, apartments, both budget and luxury hotels and even campsites. There really is something for everyone.

Other activities to enjoy

When the slopes are closed, you won’t be bored in Les Deux Alps. Whilst both mountain biking and hiking are very popular and fantastic to experience in this area, there are other options that may not have crossed your mind.

A horse riding centre is located near to the slopes offering a great alternative experience in the area. The centre provides riding lessons for ages of four and upwards in one or two hour slots which is a great activity for families with young children.

Beach volleyball – yes that’s right! At the entrance to the resort there are sandy volleyball courts which are free to use. Balls can be hired locally and there are even beach volleyball and beach football tournaments arranged on a weekly basis.

Plenty of money to spend? Helicopter tours can be booked for a real unique perspective of the amazing scenery. A tourist flight will give you panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and really is an exhilarating experience.

If you want to relax, why not book yourself a massage or a beauty treatment? Or take time out in the pool and enjoy the use of the sauna and jacuzzi.

Getting to Les Deux Alps

You can get to Les Deux Alpes by flying into one of the nearest airports and catching a bus or transfer to the resort.
Grenoble is the nearest which is about one and a half hours but there can be limited availability which also increases the prices. Geneva is the next best option, with more flights and more reasonable prices however it is a three-hour journey from Geneva airport to the resort.

You could always book a package break and take the stress out of the booking and organising process. Packages usually include everything you need during your stay including transfers. have some great deals which are worth checking out.


The Grand Motte Glacier is a great place for skiing in the morning then hiking in the afternoon. The altitude keeps the snow crisp in the earlier hours where there are 20km of slopes between 3000 and 3456 metres. The main resort is set on the edge of Le Lac and sits at 2100 metres above sea level.

Open from late June to early August, the summer season is relatively short. Even though you only get the morning to ski, the fast funicular will take you to the foot of the slopes from the resort in around seven minutes. Opening from 715am to 1pm this gives you a whole six hours of ski time if you wish.

Once at the glacier there are 12 ski lifts that will help you to navigate and a snow park with pistes to play on too.
Accommodation is varied in Tignes which means you are likely to find exactly what you are looking for to suit your needs and at reasonable prices too.

Although you get less time on the slopes than in the winter time, summer skiing in Tignes means less crowds, cheaper passes and warm sunny days. The perfect alternative to the bustling and busy winter time.

Other Activities to Enjoy

There are plenty of other activities to take part in at Tignes once the slopes are closed or for an alternative to skiing.
Adventurous types can choose from canoeing, mountain biking, paragliding and the newer extreme water sport of hydro-speeding which is similar to surfing down white water rapids!

If you want to be physical but stay indoors then there’s an indoor rock climbing wall, a bowling alley -which is great for families, squash courts for the competitive friends, swimming pools and if you haven’t worked out enough on the slopes a gym.

Relaxing more your thing? Go to the cinema and watch the latest releases during the evening, enjoy a sumptuous spa day and massage away those ski-induced aches and pains.

As you can see there’s plenty more ways to spend your time when you can’t ski all day.

Getting to Tignes

In the summer months, there aren’t usually any flights to Chambery the closest airport to Tignes, so the best airports to fly into during summer are Grenoble, Geneva or Lyon. The transfer times are all similar in the region of just under three hours.

Flying and driving is a good option as it gives you the flexibility when arriving at your resort. Transport options can be limited out of season so if you haven’t booked a package deal and don’t want to drive it is recommended to arrange ahead of time.

All you have to do now is grab your ski gear and set off! With two fantastic resorts to choose from in this beautiful part of the world there has never been a better time for an amazing summer ski break.

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Beginner’s Guide – Find the Cheap Accommodation

Travel Blog, Travel Tips - Ross French - January 4, 2017

Beginner's Guide

When you travel, the major part of your money will be spent on accommodation. Once you are done with the booking for flights and transport, you will have to book a place to rest your head at night. Check for the Beginner’s Guide to have a best travel on budget.

Whether you are leisure traveller who likes to stay in luxury hotel, or an explorer who might want to stay in hostels, I can’t consider anyone who doesn’t prefer to save a little bit of money here and there.

Have you ever ended up thinking, “It’s only a place to rest my head at the end of the day and I’ll barely be in the room anyway”?

I have felt that! Surf in net for many Beginners’ Guide and look for how to find the cheap accommodation. You can reduce your expenses on travel, save money on accommodation.

I have stayed in all wide range of accommodations while travelling. I like to stay in nice hotels on occasion to enjoy the leisure of the hotel and the service provided by the lovely people, however I have also been rest my head in airports just to save some money on one night’s accommodation!

This is the Beginner’s Guide that let you understand how to find the cheap accommodation to save some money on your trip.


In case you’re planning to travel all alone, then hostels are one of the least expensive choices. Hostels often have a few rooms with lofts and shared features, for example, a kitchen, TV room and beds. You will be sharing the room with some other explorers, yet in the meantime you will save some cash!

Hostels are usually composed of many rooms that are in different sizes. If you prefer to choose large rooms, the less expensive the cost. More often you are given the choice to pick between a blended sex room and unisex dorm, which is great in case you’re a female travelling solo. If you wish to have some privacy or travelling as a couple, prefer for a private rooms, which are bit more expensive but you can enjoy the privacy of being alone.

It is a common thought that hostels were just for young people. Actually it is not! You will get to see lots of people in all age groups.

Whatever the case, staying in hostels is an incredible way to meet new people, have fun and make new companions. In case you’re travelling alone, I always suggest staying in hostels so you can meet different travellers from all around the world and share your flavor of experience. In many Beginners’ guide, travellers find the cheap accommodation and prefer to stay in hostels from all around the world, there are new luxury hostels popping up all over the place.

Beginner’s Guide to Follow


I always enjoy staying in hotels but I strictly don’t like to pay too much for a single stay, so I will often search for discounts to book a room. Keep in mind before you book an accommodation, always go to their official site to find that it’s not less expensive to book with them directly.

Apartment Rentals

At times you simply need a place that feels like home, so apartment rentals are an extraordinary option for you to have cheap accommodation.

They can be less expensive than hotels and unquestionably an extraordinary choice if you have decided to stay some place for more than two or three days. In case you’re travelling solo then hostels are considered less expensive, however renting an apartment are incredible for couples or a group of friends to have fun and privacy without disturbance.

The best thing about staying in an apartment rental is that there’s generally a kitchen, where can enjoy independent cooking and at the same time you can also save money on food while travelling.

Working in Hostels

Working in hostels in another interesting way to get cheap accommodation or free of cost, is to work in a hostel in exchange for a bed on your travels.

In case you’re staying at a hostel and you need to extend few more days, just ask the hostel staffs whether they are searching for anybody to work there. You may find yourself making the beds, doing the cleaning, giving guidance to the customers or taking the visitors out on the town.

WWOOFING & Farm Stays

WWOOF is abbreviated as World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms. Actually it’s a volunteering opportunity where you live with your host and are relied upon to help with the everyday activities in order to get free food and accommodation. You have to support and work on the farm, so you may wind up gardening, planting cutting wood, draining, feeding or wine making. You must discuss the duration of staying at their guidance before you go because WWOOF stays are between 1-2 weeks, yet some may be as short as 2-3 days or the length of 6 months.

If you wish to have a rural experience however you don’t think you’d be up to the work? Give a try to farm stay. Farm stays include working on a farm where you can figure out how a farm functions by watching demonstrations and conceivably get hands on with the tasks on if you wish. With farm stay the hotel differs; a few farms offer rooms straightforwardly in the farmhouse, others have old farm buildings, while others let you camp in a tent on their property. Most farms offer hotel on a bed and breakfast basis. Check few sites referred in Beginner’s Guide to find the cheap accommodation.

Staying With Friends

I have made numerous companions on my travel all over the world, and despite the fact that we won’t see each other for quite a long time or years, I know I have a space on their couch if I ever require it. Making new friends is an incredible way to remain some place for free of cost! For example, individuals question how I explore throughout the USA or Australia for such long time, but mostly I stay with friends in each place for 2-3 weeks. I cherish remaining with companions since they can show me the cool, non-touristy things to do, and I can cook for them at home!

I hope this Beginner’s guide will help you out to save money on travel by finding the cheap accommodation.

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Asia, Travel Tips - Ross French - March 12, 2015

Inside outlining can either be a need or basically a pastime relying upon the dispensed space to work. Little alterations can acquire greater contrast and thusly, you can plan out for changing the inside of your home inside a settled plan. Whether you need to brighten a solitary room or the whole house, it can be truly tedious. Here are a couple of home inner part plan thoughts on a financial plan that you can go for with a specific end goal to give your home another look.

Few home inner part outline thoughts on a financial plan

With number of thoughts for enriching your home, numerous property holders don’t know from where to start or choosing the changes to be made. Recorded underneath are few home inside outline thoughts on a financial plan:

  • Reorganizing furniture: You can give an alternate look to your room totally by redesigning the position of your furniture. Attempt to change their plot or essentially pull them away for redesigning the measurement and the presence of your room.
  • Color the dividers: Paints are accessible in less expensive rates nowadays and along these lines, you can totally change the presence of your home by painting the dividers. Keep in mind to roll out the improvement satisfactory that it turns into one of the incredible changes. However verify that the shade mix suits different things in the room like furniture, divider painted creations and so on.
  • Home décor candles: Though the home décor candles are particularly used to enliven your home on the eve of exceptional events. Regardless of you can make utilization of it to welcome your visitors as it can give an alternate feeling.
  • Add straightforward rugs: Adding a basic floor covering to your living room can give an intriguing look to your exhausting room. Attempt and search for excellent shades that can make the room skilled for any event.
  • Bring in plants to your living room: Any room can be spruced up if the plants are being accumulated. This can aid in rousing the air and plants for separating the air. On the off chance that there is no time to tend to the plants, you can get manufactured blossoms and takes off. Additionally having a green touch in the room can be charming to eyes of individuals.
  • Replacing handles and pulls of the cupboards: It is not important to change the structure of whole room really. Just it could be possible by supplanting the handles and pulls of the cupboards which would basically change the appearance completely.

Home Improvement Ideas and Tips which are environment friendly

It is regularly truly crucial to search for ways which could help in driving a green way of life. One of the simplest courses for adjusting these eco-accommodating thoughts can be begun by making changes in home at ild grand sector 37c gurgaon. This is on the grounds that philanthropy dependably starts at home, so you ought to be cautious at searching for some eco-accommodating home change ideas, gradually then taking it to the following level. There are numerous courses for making your home more ecological benevolent, which can prompt a greatly improved biological community.

A percentage of the eco agreeable home change thoughts to take after

Support of a Herb Garden – If cultivating is your leisure activity, then you can make the most out of it, by having some good times and appreciating in outside air and regular surroundings. The herb planting doesn’t take excessively of space, maybe helping you regardless of the possibility that you aren’t excessively sharp at cultivating or have ability in doing likewise. So in the event that you wish to have greener and crisp surroundings around you, a herb kitchen is the perfect arrangement, aside from an extra reward of new aroma and fragrance.

Lights and Cfls – It is fundamental to spare cash, particularly taking a gander at the disturbing climb in the costs. This again could begin from the home itself, wherein the power bills can be decreased up, all things considered, by utilizing Cfls. This is apparently done by making utilization of the Compact Fluorescent Lightening globules instead of normal knobs and tube lights that devour a great deal of vitality. A cut in the vitality utilization lead to a much more secure and eco-accommodating environment.

Use reusable packs –it is our obligation to make utilization of reusable sacks as opposed to utilize plastic packs which cause a considerable measure of harm to the earth. This is a significant commitment towards the exertion for Eco-accommodating change thoughts and can help in sparing nature. This can likewise cut down the rate of contamination brought about by plastics use.

Bill installment – One can help Mother Nature by diminishing the utilization of paper work and making utilization of online offices for making bill instalments and other basic exchanges. This causes at helping productively to a greener domain both by sparing paper furthermore sparing the fuel that is generally utilized. Paper and water sparing is vital and in this way they ought to dependably be secured and uses to the insignificant degree.

Eco-accommodating home items – It is crucial to decrement the utilization of poisons and consequently it is imperative to make utilization of eco-accommodating home-items which will help in sparing cash. The savvy items are valuable the extent that wellbeing is concerned. It is very essential to keep yourself far from the exceptionally uncovered destructive chemicals which can prompt unfavourably susceptible responses.

Eco-accommodating change ideas help in sparing nature furthermore spare a percentage of the cash also simultaneously and it is crucial that you tail them truly for greatly improving the situation spot to live for the following eras as well. It may cause a tiny bit of trouble in the first place, yet progressively inside a less days, you’ll definitely get habituated to honing them consistently. This aides in making utilization of the greener and eco-accommodating items, sparing time, cash and efficiently to a large extent

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