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***Thumb Drives - Great New Technology!*** The ability to ea unimarter UniMarter
***Thumb Drives - Great New Technology!***

The ability to easily move data from PC to PC with minimal inconvenience is just another benefit computers have brought to the current business world.Over the past few years, the different options to save and move data have multiplied dramatically. Usually the floppy disk (with it's 1.2 MB limitation), ZIP drives, CD-R's & CD-RW's, and even tape backups are the common ways to move data on non-networked PC's.The latest innovation, the USB Removable Flash Memory (Thumb Drive, Key Drive, Flash Drive, USB Drive, Micro Drive) brings a whole new meaning to easy transport of data. These USB compliant devices are small enough to fit on a key ring or carry in your shirt pocket.As a way to protect sensitive information, the security of one of these drives can't be beat. It's in your pocket!Their size belies a huge data storage volume; the current sizes start at 16MB and go up to 4GB. The pricing on these devices is steadily falling, making the purchase of one of these handy drives almost a must have item.Check out the accessories at your local computer store or go online to get the best deal.For very little cost you can now conveniently move data between PC's just as easily as accessing the data on your internal hard drive.? 2004 ODECMike Burstein has been helping the SOHO and Small Business community grow & prosper for over 20 years by solving start up problems, creating best practices, automating their offices, getting free publicity and dramatically increasing traffic and sales.Visit http: / / www.SOHOWiz.com for the latest FREE business tips.Email the Wiz at: SOHOWiz@SOHOWiz.com

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Słuchawki dokanałowe PIONEER SE-C8TW Czarny Telewizory i RTV > SŁUCHAWKI > Słuchawki douszne

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Termos GRAPHITE GD04 Czarny (800 ml) AGD małe > AKCESORIA KUCHENNE > Termosy

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***Microsoft Great Plains & CRM in Transportation & Logistics - Overview***

Microsoft Business Solutions Great Plains and MS CRM (client relation management system) are very popular in various industries and market niches. In previous article we described Microsoft Great Plains implementation for transportation & logistics company. Having more material, we would like to share with you how you can leverage Microsoft Business Solutions products to automate your business. We?ll try to be both technical and business processes specific and be laconic to comply the rules of tiny article.? Cargo / Shipment Tracking System. Transportation & Logistics industry is pretty mature and you more likely have industry standard (like Efreight) or custom system. So, if you plan to implement new ERP ? it should be tightly integrated with your cargo tracking system.? Customer Base. This is the question of the core application. If you have to sell to a large number of prospects and track their relatively small shipments ? you should first consider Microsoft CRM, which has Sales and Service modules. In this case ? you should enable shipment status lookup from MS CRM screens. In the case when you ship to limited number of large customers ? you are focusing on the profitability of the shipments and looking at Great Plains as the core system.? Agent Settlement. This seems to be logistics industry feature. You use agents and settle their AR / AP invoices on the monthly or weekly basis. In Great Plains you should use customer / vendor consolidation, available for Great Plains Professional version. Plus you will need Great Plains Dexterity or .Net customization to link SOP and POP invoices in the settlement process.? eConnect. Each logistics business has unique business processes and this is why we see software developers in staff plus strong IT department. This makes eConnect (Microsoft Great Plains SDK) very popular among logistics companies. You can create Great Plains objects: Customers, Invoices, Purchase Orders, etc. Plus it allows you to eliminate GP licenses cost ? you can have users work with Great Plains through web forms? Integration Technology. In the case of both Great Plains and Microsoft CRM you use MS SQL Server linked server technology. Then you deploy MS CRM SDK, Dexterity, Heterogeneous Stored Procedures.? Programming Tools. You use Visual Studio.Net to program MS CRM lookups, in some cases you can use WebMatrix, but we do not recommend tools, which do not have rich debugging features.? Reporting. Crystal Reports is the tool of choice. You should create heterogeneous SQL view and base you Crystal Report on this view. Microsoft CRM security suggests you to use MS CRM SDK or built-in Crystal Reports Enterprise to comply.? MS CRM Messaging. Microsoft CRM Exchange connector has relatively straightforward mechanism ? GUID in the message header. If you need advanced messaging ? capturing emails, based on contact email or domain ? you main consider advanced connector, developed and supported by Alba Spectrum Technologies. In some cases you would like to use Lotus Notes Domino as email server ? this is also possible.You can always have us help you, give us a call: 1-630-961-5918 or 1-866-528-0577, help@albaspectrum.comAndrew Karasev is consultant and CTO in Alba Spectrum Technologies ( http: / / www.albaspectrum.com ) ? Microsoft Business Solutions partner, serving clients in Illinois, New York, California, Florida, Georgia, Texas, Arizona, Virginia, Minnesota, Canada, UK, Europe, Australia, Asia, Russia. He is Microsoft Great Plains certified master, Great Plains Dexterity, Microsoft CRM SDK C#.Net, Crystal Repots developer.

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***OSI Layers Model***

IntroductionDuring the early years of our modern computer era, very few standards and protocols existed between various manufacturers. However, as time went on and computer technology continued to improve and become more widespread, it became apparent that standards would be necessary to ensure compatibility. This was especially true with regard to networks, and networking technology. Since the main purpose of a network is to share information, a standard that governs how this information is formatted, transmitted, received and verified would make it possible for information to be shared openly, even when dealing with dissimilar networks.This need for a standard means of implementing open communications led the ISO and ANSI to develop the seven-layer network communications model known as Open Systems Interconnect. By providing guidelines regarding the way network equipment should be manufactured and how network operating systems communicate on a network, the OSI model became the common link that allows data to be transmitted and exchanged reliably. Although it does not actually perform any functions or do any of the actual work, the OSI model defines the way things should be done by the software and hardware on a network so that communications can take place between two computers or nodes.In this way, the OSI model provides a universal set of rules that make it possible for various manufacturers and developers to create software and hardware that is compatible with each other. This makes for organized communications. As I thought about this, I related it to the freeways that connect the various states of the mainland U.S. Because all of these freeways were constructed with the same set of standards regarding the width of each lane, the proper side that a person should drive on, the speed at which they should travel, and so on, people can comfortably drive across the country in an organized and efficient manner and car manufacturers are able to design cars within these guidelines as well.On the other hand, if each state had devised its own set of rules, each differing from the other, not only would there be a lot more chaos on the roads, but also car manufacturers would have a hard time designing vehicles that would be compatible with each state's roads. To me, this illustrates the importance of the OSI model with respect to network communications. Not only is it the foundation for all network communications today, but also because it is such a fundamental part of these communications, it becomes very apparent to me that it is very important for a network technician to understand the OSI model in full detail.The OSI model is made up of the following layers: the physical, data link, network, transport, session, presentation and application. Together, these seven layers are collectively referred to as a stack. As a node receives data, each layer starting with the physical layer extracts the various portions of the packet and this process works its way up to the application layer. When data is sent, it begins at the application layer and travels down to the physical layer. The information is pushed to the next layer of the stack by means of commands called primitives. Each layer uses a peer protocol to encode the information, which ensures that the same layer on the receiving node will be able to understand the information.Physical LayerBeginning at the bottom, the first layer is the physical layer. It governs the actual voltages, type of electrical signals, mechanical connections and other items relating to the actual data transmission medium. This includes cabling types, distances and connectors, as well as protocols like CSMA / CD.Data Link LayerThe next layer is the data link layer. This is the layer that actually constructs the frames, and it also performs error checking using CRC. It ensures that the frames are sent up to the next layer in the same order that they were received, providing an error free virtual path to the network layer. The data link layer consists of two sub layers; the logical link control (LLC) and the media access control (MAC), which provide reliable communications by ensuring the data link is not broken and also by examining packet address information. A bridge is an example of a device that works at this layer. A bridge learns, forwards and filters traffic by examining the layer 2 MAC address. This helps segment network traffic. More recently, bridges have been replaced by switches, which performs the same functions as a bridge, but can do so on each port. To find out more about switches, visit the Products link on the left.Network LayerMoving up to the next layer in the stack we come to the network layer. This layer actually routes packets of data, finding a path (both physical and logical) to the receiving or destination computer. It provides a unique address for each node through address resolution. One of the most common protocols for routing information at this layer is the Internet Protocol (IP). An example of hardware that can operate at this layer is a router. Although routers are often used to allow a LAN to access a WAN, layer 3 switches can also provide routing capabilities, but often at full wire-speed.Transport LayerThe transport layer makes sure that the data arrives without errors, in the proper sequence and in a reliable condition. It uses flow control to make sure that information is sent at the proper speed for the receiving device to be able to handle it, and it repackages large data into smaller messages and then back again at the receiving node. An example protocol at this layer is the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP). Layer 4 switches can use the port information found in the TCP header to provide QoS (Quality of Service) and load balancing. To learn more about multi-layer switches, visit the Products link.Session LayerThe session layer establishes the link between two nodes and ensures that the link is maintained and then disconnected. This is referred to as the session. It also makes sure the session is orderly, establishing which node transmits first, how long it can transmit, and what to do in case of an error. It also handles the security of the session.Presentation LayerThe presentation layer deals with the actual formatting of the data. It handles compression, encryption, as well as translation to make sure differences in formatting can be read by the receiving node. For example, data might be converted from EBCDIC to ASCII formatting so that the receiving node can understand it.Application LayerThis brings us to the seventh and final layer, the application layer. It allows applications access to network services, such as file and printer sharing, as well as file transfer and management services. This would be the layer that a programmer uses to allow his application to access a network service, such as linking into a database.Although this explains the flow of data and what processes are performed by each layer starting with the physical layer and working to the top, or application, layer, the process would be the same, only reversed, for data flowing from the application layer and down to the bottom, or the physical layer.ConclusionBy adhering to this standard model of communications, modern networks, including the Internet, have come into existence. For anyone interested in implementing and supporting today's modern networks, an understanding of the OSI model and its various layers is crucial. Indeed, this standard of communications lays the foundation for all of todays modern network hardware and software.Kashif Raza http: / / www.networkingtutorials.net

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***Traffic Surveillance Cameras Speed Up Traffic and Keep Roads Safe***

Traffic surveillance cameras smooth out traffic congestion that leads to costly and deadly accidents. Since 1997, the Utah Department of Transportation has used analog CCTV cameras to help emergency response teams, give drivers real-time road updates, and gather data on traffic snarls and patterns.Collectively, this network of live traffic cameras is called the ATMS (Advanced Traffic Management System) and it was first implemented during the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympic Games. Now, Utah's traffic surveillance system will go digital making real-time accident and incident recovery that much faster on the new cameras. Though the new video surveillance system is almost twice as expensive as the older system, the new one will last longer and can be repaired more easily.The digital cameras relate road condition information to dispatchers who inform drivers via Utah's 69 message signs that the road is closed, wet, or that there's an accident up ahead. Utah's Department of Transportation also interprets the camera data to evaluate and reprogram traffic signal lights in real-time to improve traffic flow in the case of football games or severe weather. The message boards also inform drivers of Amber alerts and construction road detours. The cameras are also linked to a web site ("Know Before You Go") that lets Internet users prepare for their drive before getting into their car.In Atlanta, eight surveillance cameras were installed in Midtown as part of the first phase of a larger video surveillance program. The cameras are linked by a secure Nextel communications system that allows operators to quicken emergency response time to crime and accident scenes.What about privacy issues?Chapters of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) show concern for the prevalence of these traffic cameras. Although they concede that these cameras are in public places, they assert that police officers and transportation officials need to be properly trained when using these cameras so that the images are used properly. The ACLU points out that these cameras could capture gay parades and protest rallies, and the subjects on those videos could theoretically find themselves blackmailed. They suggest that state legislatures need to write clear procedural guidelines and legislation that addresses the how's and why's of using video surveillance, as well as the privacy issues of the subjects' likenesses when they are captured on video.It is possible to achieve a balance between maintained public and transportation safety, while preserving citizens' privacy rights. In this age of terrorism, video surveillance won't be disappearing since it is necessary to promote and preserve safety for the greater good.Copyright ? 2005 Evaluseek Publishing.About the Author
Alice Osborn is a successful freelance writer providing practical information and advice about CCTV surveillance systems for business, non-profit and home use. Her numerous articles include tips for saving both time and money when shopping for surveillance products; equipment reviews and reports; and other valuable insights. Learn more about CCTV cameras and video security systems when you visit Video-Surveillance-Guide.com today!

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***Golf Carts Offer More Than A Lift On The Links*** A golf unimarter UniMarter
***Golf Carts Offer More Than A Lift On The Links***

A golf cart for sale doesn't just represent transportation for those who want to play through 18 holes.In fact, golf carts are used all over for short-distance transportation on school campuses, at hospitals, on farms and even in retirement communities where residents feel more comfortable tooling around in their carts than their cars. The purposes for these mini-machines are many and in many locales across the country, they're becoming a popular means of day-to-day transportation. Some locations have even added golf cart laws to the books to protect drivers of both cars and carts and to help both observe the proper rules of the road.In retirement communities such as Sun City Center, Florida, seeing a golf cart is almost as common as seeing a car. With special road designations, people in this area enjoy the use of their carts to take them to doctors' appointments, the store and more. These people have found the carts to be reliable, more affordable and easier to use than larger vehicles. There's no need to spend an enormous amount on gasoline when a more economical means of transportation is available.Searching for a golf cart for sale in some locations is nearly impossible, but in places like Florida, California and Arizona, the used market is almost as big as the new, if not bigger. In general, those looking to buy a golf cart need to decide if they want new or used first. After that, searching the available market is a good idea. Whether looking online or at actual stores that carry golf carts, if the undertaking is viewed like buying a car, the end product should be a good one.Take your time when looking for a golf cart. Study up on different makes and models. Learn which machines have good reports from past buyers and industry experts and proceed accordingly.Unlike an automobile, golf carts generally run off battery power, which makes them a favorite for environmentalists and those who simply don't want to fork over a ton of money for gasoline when they don't have to. By providing a viable means for short trips across a community, a golf course or even a school campus, the golf cart is fast-becoming the best option for getting around short distances.If you're looking for a used cart, try to check out the product before you buy it. Understand how it works and see if you're comfortable driving it. Golf carts come in a variety of models, shapes and styles, just like cars, so if you don't like the first one you look at, keep looking.Buying a golf cart is a good idea for those who want reliable transportation for very short trips in locations where they are welcomed. Whether it's on a farm, in a golf community or even trucking patients to and from their cars at a hospital, this is a great way to go.#1 Resource
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***Phuket - Web Guide to Travel to Phuket Thailand*** Phuket unimarter UniMarter
***Phuket - Web Guide to Travel to Phuket Thailand***

Phuket is Thailand's largest island, and is approximately the size of Singapore. Phuket nestles in balmy Andaman Sea waters on Thailand's Indian Ocean coast-line 867 kilometers south of Bangkok.Phuket is an island connected by bridges to southern Thailand's Andaman Sea coast, in the Indian Ocean, lying between 7' 45 " and 8' 15" north latitude, and from 98' 15" to 98' 40" west longitude on the map. Thailand's largest island, Phuket is surrounded by 32 smaller islands that form part of the same administration, with a total area of 570 square kilometers. Measured at its widest point, Phuket is 21.3 kilometers; at its longest, 48.7 kilometers. It is bounded thus:About 70 percent of Phuket is mountainous; a western range runs from north to south from which smaller branches derive. The highest peak is Mai Tao Sip Song, or Twelve Canes, at 529 meters, which lies within the boundaries of Tambon Patong, Kathu District (no roads go there yet). The remaining 30 percent of the island, mainly in the center and south, is formed by low plains. Streams include the Klong Bang Yai, Klong Ta Jin, Klong Ta Rua, and Klong Bang Rohng, none of which is large.History of PhuketPhuket Island has a long recorded history, and remanins dating back to A.D.1025 indicate that the island's present day name derives in meaning from the Tamil manikram, or crystal mountain. For most of history, however, it was known as Junk Ceylon, which, with variations, is the name found on old maps. The name is thought to have its roots in Ptolemy's Geographia, written by the Alexadrian geographer in the Third Century A.D. He mentioned that in making a trip from Suwannapum to the Malay Peninsula it was necessary to pass the cape of Jang Si Lang.Phuket was a way station on the route between India and China where seafarers stopped to shelter. The island appears to have been part of the Shivite empire (called in Thai the Tam Porn Ling) that established itself on the Malay Peninsula during the first Millenium A.D. Later, as Muang Takua-Talang, it was part of the Srivichai and Siri Tahm empires. Governed as the eleventh in a constellation of twelve cities, Phuket's emblem, by which it was known to others in those largely pre-literate times, was the dog.During the Sukothai Period Phuket was associated with Takua Pah in what is now Phang-nga Province, another area with vast tin reserves. The Dutch established a trading post during the Ayuthaya Period in the 16th Cent. The island's northern and central regions then were governed by the Thais, and the southern and western parts were given over to the tin trade, a concession in the hands of foreigners.After Ayuthaya was sacked by the Burmese in 1767 there was a short interregnum in Thailand, ended by King Taksin, who drove out the Burmese and re-unified the country. The Burmese, however, were anxious to return to the offensive. They outfitted a fleet to raid the southern provinces, and carry off the populations to slavery in Burma. This led to Phuket's most memorable historic event. A passing sea captain, Francis Light, sent word that the Burmese were en route to attack. Forces in Phuket were assembled led by the two heroines, Kunying Jan, wife of Phuket's recently deceased governor, and her sister Mook. After a month's siege the Burmese were forced to depart on 13 March, 1785. Kunying Jan and her sister were credited with the successful defense.In recognition King Rama I bestowed upon Kunying Jan the honorific Thao Thep Kasatri, a title of nobility usually reserved for royalty, by which she is known today. Her sister became Thao Sri Suntorn.During the Nineteenth Century Chinese immigrants arrived in such numbers to work the tin mines that the ethnic character of the island's interior became predominantly Chinese, while the coastal settlements remained populated chiefly by Muslim fishermen.In Rama V's reign, Phuket became the administration center of a group of tin mining provinces called Monton Phuket, and in 1933 with the change in government from absolute monarchy to a parliamentary system, the island was established as a province by itself.BoundariesOn the North Is the Pak Prah Strait, spanned by two bridges running side-by-side, the older Sarasin Bridge, and the newer Thao Thep Krasatri Bridge.
On the South Is the Andaman Sea.
On the East Is Ao Phang-nga Bay (In the Jurisdiction mainly of Phang-nga Province).
On the West Is the Andaman Sea. ClimatePhuket's weather conditions are dominated by monsoon winds that blow year round. It is therefore always and humid. There are two distinct seasons, rainy and dry. The rainy season begins in May and lasts till October, during which the monsoon blows from the southwest. The dry season is from November through April, when the monsoon comes from the northeast. Highest average temperatures, at 33.4 degrees Celsius, prevail during March. Lowest averages occur in January, when nightly lows dip to 22 degrees Celsius. TransportationBy CarTake Route 4 from Bangkok south. Along the way pass the provinces of Nakorn Pathom, Ratchburi, Petchburi, Prajuab-Kirikan, and at Chumporn go right to Ranong, From Ranong, go south through Kraburi and Kah-Perr districts to Phang-nga Province. In Phang-nga the road passes through Kuraburi, Takua Pa, and Takua Tung districts before reaching the town of Kok Kloy, just beyond which is the Tao Thep Krasatri Bridge and Phuket. Distance is 867 kilometers.Both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned buses leave the Southern Bus Terminal in Bangkok daily. For details call the individual bus companies: Borisat Kohn Sohng Jumkat Phuket Transport Co, Ltd., in Bangkok tel. (02) 4351200, or in Phuket (076) 211480 By AirDetails about flights to and from Phuket International Airport can be obtained from Thai Airway, in Bangkok Tel. (02) 2800070,2800080, or in Phuket (076) 211195, 212499, 212946 or from travel agents around the world. There are also many regular and chartered flights from other airlines.By Sea The Deep Sea Port (Port of Phuket) at Phuket is visited by both cargo and cruise ship from Thailand and from abroad. Contact your travel agent for information about the may different ships that stop at Phuket.More detailhttp: / / www.gosouththai.com / phuket / e-index.aspChan PhoondeeWeb Directorhttp: / / www.GoSouthThai.com

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***4 Types of Transportation For Travelers to Paris*** Trave unimarter UniMarter
***4 Types of Transportation For Travelers to Paris***

Traveling in a new place is usually not an easy task. It would be much better to utilize your traveling time more efficiently if you could have a more understanding on the transportation facilities of your destination. This article introduces four types of transportation facilities in Paris which gives travelers to have a more in-depth understanding on Paris?s transportation services.1. Metro and RER
Metro is the subway in the city while the RER (Reseau Express Regional) is the railway in the rural area. The subway service of Paris is started in 1900. Up to the present moment, there are 13 routes of subway and 4 routes of RER with total 367 stations which covers most parts of Paris. Therefore, if you could get used to the subway systems of Paris, it would be much leisure to travel around without any difficulties. The ticket fair inside city is unified as 7 Frs. for a single trip (billet). Ten- piece ticket booklet (carnet) is charged at 41 Frs. Besides, there is a Paris-Visite Billet which is specially designed for tourists. It is a pass for subway, RER and bus within a pre-set period of time. If you are staying in Paris for a longer period of time, you could choose to use the monthly ticket or the weekly ticket so that you take the subway, RER and bus whenever you like. Please be reminded that you have to take with you a personal photo (27 mm x 30 mm) in applying the fixed-time ticket in the station (guichet). Besides, it should be aware that the effective period of the monthly ticket is fixed from the first day to the last day of the month, and likewise Monday to Sunday for the weekly ticket. Therefore, you should count on the date when you buy the fixed-time ticket that how much the effective period is remaining.2. Taxi
Taxi is the most convenient transportation as you could take it in any place. Usually it is easier to get the taxi in the taxi station (Tete de Taxi) in the main streets, hotel or the stations. Most of the taxi drivers are very familiar with the streets, and they could take you to your destination as long as you could mention you address clearly. Please be aware that the front seat is not for passenger, and one taxi could take 3 passengers in principal.3. Public Bus
Most of the Paris residents like to take the public bus, but it seems to be quite difficult for tourists as they may not recognize the place to take off. However, you could enjoy the street scenery in taking the bus whereas the subway could not offer. Please be aware that you have to buy the ticket rather than just put the coins in. If you do not have a ticket, you have to tell the driver your destination, buy the ticket and put in the ticket cutter. Actually, you could use the subway ticket in taking the bus. You could just show your fixed-time subway ticket to the driver and you could get on and take off at any station you like. There is no station broadcasting service inside the bus and you have to ring the bell in advance before taking off. Therefore, it is suggested to take a bus road map at the information counter in the subway station, and find out the bus station name of your destination before you take the bus.4. Tourist Ferry (Bateaux-Paris-ens)
Departure pier is at the Pont d?Iena which is near the Eiffel Tower. The cruise services could be divided as with and without meal provided. A single trip without meal provided is about 45 Frs. and the service hours are 10:00- 22:00 in summer time (depart in every 30 minutes) whereas 10:00-18:00 in wintertime (depart in every 1 hour). A lunch provided trip is about 300 Frs., departs at 12:30 while a dinner provided trip is about 550 Frs. departs at 20:30. Passenger must make advance booking for the meal provided cruise service and with formal attire on the trip.About the Author: Sammy Ho has been a specialist traveler who has traveled many parts of the world. His specialists are to study different culture and living hobbies of different countries, and to learn from each place he has traveled. To find more travelers tips, hotel information and flight information in Paris, please visit website: http: / / geniuschoice.com / flight-paris /

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***A Quick Guide to Prague Public Transportation*** Prague h unimarter UniMarter
***A Quick Guide to Prague Public Transportation***

Prague has a reliable and convenient public transportation system, which consists of metro, trams and buses. It enables local people and visitors of Prague travel around Prague quite easily though at peak hours one might find it too crowded.FaresYou can use just one ticket or pass for all three vehicles. If you stay in Prague for a short time (a few days), you will probably use single tickets.You can either buy a transfer ticket or a non-transfer ticket. A transfer ticket is for three zones and can be used for 75 minutes on weekdays and for 90 minutes at weekends. You have to buy a ticket before you get on and you have to validate it first time you enter one of the vehicles. The time counts from the validation. With a transfer ticket you can change metro, trams and buses and combine them. The cost is 20 CZK (about 0.8 EUR). A non-transfer ticket can be used for 20 minutes and doesn?t allow change. The cost is 14 CZK (about 0.5 EUR). These tickets you can buy in vending machines installed in each metro station and at some tram and bus stops. Tickets are also available in many tobacco shops and newsagents?.There are also season tickets (passes) available - 24 hours ticket (80 CZK / 3 EUR), 3-day pass (220 CZK / 8 EUR), 7-day pass (280 CZK / 10 EUR), 15-day pass (320 CZK / 12 EUR). Residents and long-time visitors buy long-term passes ? monthly, quarterly, annual. These tickets can be bought at tickets offices located at several metro stations (e.g. Mustek, Florenc, I.P.Pavlova).MetroPrague metro has a good reputation not only among local people but also among visitors of Prague. There are 3 lines designated by letters A (green line), B (yellow line) and C (red line). Metro is in operation daily from 5 am till midnight. It is reliable, convenient and fast way of getting further from the center. You can also use it within the center but to move around the center trams might be more convenient if you do not like walking. Prague metro is clean and quite safe. However, you must beware of pickpockets like in most big cities.TramsThose who don?t like metro can use trams. Going by tram around the center is a very convenient and easy way of traveling. Trams in the center get quite crowded due to the high concentration of tourists. There is again the danger of pickpockets especially at the busiest places of the center. Trams operate from 4.30 am till midnight. After midnight you can use night trams operating from 00.30 am till 4.30 am.BusesBuses are mainly used to get further from the center, to and within suburbs. Buses operate from 4.30 am till midnight. After midnight night buses operate.Ticket inspectionThe validity of tickets can be checked any time during your trip by ticket inspectors. Tickets inspectors are entitled to ask passengers to show valid tickets and in case of traveling without a valid ticket give passenger a penalty fate in the amount of 800 CZK. Ticket inspectors have to prove themselves by an inspection badge Ticket inspection / Prague Public Transit Co. Inc.Radka Konigsmark lives in Prague. She owns and runs a company providing Prague airport transfers on http: / / www.prague-transfers.cz

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***Local Means of Transport in Tanzania***

Taking public transport in Tanzania may not as arduous as you might fear; if you choose with some care and forethought. It is better to plan your trip in advance and know how you will travel, when you will travel, by what means, how much you should pay and from where you should depart.By far the easiest means of travel is by air, it is also the most expensive. If you are on a tight budget then to fly from destination to destination within Tanzania is not an option. Buses usually offer the best alternative. The Scandinavia bus company runs a comprehensive network of routes throughout East Africa. The coaches are luxury, safe and reliable. There are cheaper bus alternatives, however, they are notoriously unsafe and should be avoided.Trains are not usually an option at all. However, the TAZARA rail link between Dar es Salaam and Kapiri Mposhi is reliable with the journey taking about 48 hours. The journey is breath taking and passes through parts of the Selous game reserve and parts of Tanzania where there are no roads; if you have chance then this rail journey is worth taking. It gets booked up well in advance and it is always advisable to book well ahead of time ? at holiday times it is essential to book in advance to avoid disappointments and long delays. To travel first class is also the best option for tourists. Apart from the great scenery and game viewing opportunities this trip offers it is also a fantastic way to meet and talk with Tanzanians.Travel within the cities is best done by taxis which are relatively cheap in Tanzania. For the more adventurous the local transport is on mini-buses called the daladala or in Arusha they are called the Kifordi. These are a very cheap way to travel, they are also un-roadworthy, overcrowded, unsafe and a workplace for the pickpocket; they are best avoided.Ferries from Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar are safe, reliable and fast. However ferries on Lake Victoria are best left alone. There have been many tragic accidents and if at all possible do not go near a ferry on this lake.For more information see http: / / www.betheladventure.co.uk and also timetables and prices are available on http: / / www.tanzania-info.co.uk - support responsible tourism and change lives.

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***Visitors Guide to Venice, Veneto, Italy*** One of the jew unimarter UniMarter
***Visitors Guide to Venice, Veneto, Italy***

One of the jewels of Italy, Venice is known throughout the world for its stunning architecture and miles of canals. Consisting of 117 separate islands linked by a series of historic bridges, canals and pavements, Venice is visited each year by many thousands of tourists. Home to some of the world most stunning buildings, impressive museums and art galleries, and a large selection of top restaurants, Venice has much to offer and rarely disappoints.Central Venice consists of six main regions, Cannaregio, Castello, Dorsoduro, Santa
Croce, San Polo and San Marco, each full of local charm and appeal. One of the
most famous landmarks in the city, San Marco Square is the only public square in
Venice and offers a rich heritage, with the magnificent buildings of Doge's Palace
and the Basilica San Marco nearby. Castello is the most historical area of the city
and is known for its Arsenale ship-building yard.On the northern side of Venice, Cannaregio contains the Santa Lucia Railway Station,
with nearby Santa Croce linking the city to Italy's mainland. The smallest area of the
city is the San Polo district, which offers many local eateries and inns. On Venice's
southern side you will find the district of Dorsoduro, which contains the notable
17th-century Dogana da Mar.Transport in Venice:Central Venice is easy to traverse on food, being generally well pedestrianized.
Popular methods of transport include inexpensive water buses and more pricey
motorboat taxis, both of which offer a convenient and extremely scenic way to
travel around the canals. Connected by rail to many large cities in both Italy and
Europe, Venice stands on the A4 Autostrada.The city is home to a large and busy airport, which is located around 8 miles / 13
km from the centre and caters for many international airlines. Venice's Marco Polo
International Airport is easy to reach by a range of transportation, such as buses,
cars, taxis, boats and rail.Venice Tourism:No trip to Venice would be complete without a trip in a traditional gondola and the
city is geared up towards the tourist trade, with many must-see sights and
attractions. Some of the most popular things to see in Venice include the numerous
palaces and historic structures, such as the Rialto Bridge (Ponte di Rialto), the
Palazzo Mocenigo, the Palazzo Ducale (Doge's Palace), the Scuola Grande di San
Rocco and a host of churches. The city is also home to countless trendy shopping
areas, which are lined with local boutiques and specialist shops, together with a
number of colourful markets.Some of the most outstanding art galleries and museums in the city include the
Marciano Museum, the Archaeological Museum (Museo Archeologico), the
Accademia Gallery and the Contini Gallery. The watery city of Venice is also home to
a surprising number of green spaces and parklands, such as the Royal Gardens
(Giardinetti Reali) and the Giardino Giusti. Nearby Venice you will find a many
interesting and appealing towns worth a visit, such as Burano, which is just a short
trip by ferry and is known for its lace making.Throughout the year, many major events are held in the Venice area and consist of
religious festivals, cultural events and sports. Events not to be missed include
seasonal carnivals, the Festa di San Marco at the end of April, the Festa Medioevale
del Vino Soave Bianco Soave each May, the Vogalonga rowing regatta in May, the
Venice International Film Festival at the end of August, and also the New Year's Eve
masses in the city's Catholic churches.Venice Shopping:Full of elegant and trendy boutiques, independent shops and vibrant markets, the
city could be called a 'shopper's paradise' and offers plenty of genuine bargains.
The best shopping areas in Venice are around the San Marco region, the Mercerie
and also close to the Calle dei Fabbri. Also, regular fish markets are held alongside
the Grand Canal and are popular with both locals and visitors to the city.Venice Restaurants:With a vast selection of restaurants, cafes and eateries, Venice offers many
traditional Italian dishes, which include freshly made pizzas, pastas, paninis,
cheeses and salads. Many other types of cuisine are also available aimed at tourists
visiting the city, such as fast-food outlets and bars. Al fresco dining is particularly
popular in the city and around the San Marco area, known locally as the 'Piazza San
Marco'.Nia Rees writes for World Guides -
providers of travel and tourist information for major cities throughout the world.For further tourist information about Venice, Italy visit:
About Venice, ITFor further airport information visit Guide to Venice Marco Polo
Airport (VCE)

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***Visitors Guide to Rome, Lazio, Italy*** One of the world' unimarter UniMarter
***Visitors Guide to Rome, Lazio, Italy***

One of the world's most historic and fascinating cities, Rome is famous for its rich heritage and important buildings. Many magnificent monuments and truly ancient ruins reside in Rome, together with numerous vibrant shopping areas, restaurants and sightseeing opportunities. The city has much to offer tourists and also offers a selection of nearby beaches.Standing alongside the scenic River Tiber, Rome has a population of almost 3
million and experiences hot summer weather and particularly mild, pleasant winters.
With year-round attractions, many people choose to visit Rome between November
to February, when the city is at its quietest.Rome Hotels:Being one of Italy's most popular tourist destinations, it is hardly surprising that
Rome is full of hotels, catering for all tastes and budgets. Ranging from impressive
hotels in the Centro Storico (historic centre), to more modern accommodation
around the Campo dei Fiori, hotels in Rome quickly become fully booked, and so be
sure to reserve your room in advance. Bed and breakfasts in Rome are known as
'pensioni' and often provide particularly good value for money, with a number being
located close to the 'Stazione Termini' railway station and Trastevere area.Rome Tourism:Rome has long been a major tourist destination and its historical attractions and
important ruins are known throughout the world. However, the city is also an
exciting and vibrant place to visit, with many impressive shops, restaurants,
entertainment venues and seasonal festivals. Some of the most popular places to
visit in Rome include the Circus Maximus, the Coliseum, the Forum, the Pantheon,
Janiculum Hill, the Trevi Fountain, the Spanish Steps, and the vast Vatican City, the
official residence of the Pope, head of the Roman Catholic faith. The Sistine Chapel
at the Vatican City is particularly awe-inspiring, together with the city's numerous
art galleries and museums.Popular events in the city include many operas, ballets and concerts at Rome's
numerous theatres. Other seasonal highlights include regular football matches at
the Stadio Olimpico, the Rome Marathon each March, religious events throughout
Easter, concerts at the Teatro Olimpico, June's Pesaro Film Festival, and also the
Festa della Madonna della Neve, held every August.Rome Transport:With good rail connections to a number of major cities, including Florence and
Venice, Rome is well-connected by highways, which provide easy access to nearby
towns. Rome's Metro subway network, public buses and trams all provide
inexpensive ways to travel throughout the city. Car rental is one of the most
popular ways to travel out of the city and is perfect for day trips and excursions.Located around 18 miles / 29 km from the city centre, Leonardo da Vinci Airport,
also known as Fiumicino, is an important air transport hub. Dealing with large
numbers of domestic and international flights each day, ground transportation at
the airport includes buses, trains and car hire.Rome Shopping:Known for its chic fashion boutiques and expensive department stores, shopping in
Rome is a major attraction. With many bustling shops clustered around the Piazza
Di Spagna, other popular stores can be found around the city's Via Del Governo
Vecchio area, close to the Spanish Steps, along the Via Sistina, and on Via
Borgognona. Also, the pedestrianized Via Frattina is the perfect place for some
serious window shopping.Rome Restaurants:Home to one of the greatest cuisines in the world, Italian restaurants are known for
their superb local specialities, which include freshly made pizzas, pasta dishes,
paninis, salads, a selection of cheeses and many other types of food. Al fresco
dining is particularly popular in Rome, with an array of cafes, bars and superb ice
cream shops clustered around the piazzas.Nia Rees writes for:
World Guides to RomeFor further information about the airport, visit Airports Guides to Rome at:
Information About Rome
Fiumicino Airport (FCO).Whilst details concerning Rome Ciampino Airport can be found at:
Information About Rome Ciampino
Airport (CIA).

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***Visitors Guide to Baltimore, Maryland, USA*** With a popu unimarter UniMarter
***Visitors Guide to Baltimore, Maryland, USA***

With a population rapidly approaching 700,000, Baltimore is the biggest city in
Maryland and covers an area of more than 80 square miles / 210 square kilometers.
Close to Washington DC, Baltimore lies on America's eastern coast and contains an
important port, complete with large harbor.Many of the main sights and attractions in the city can be found around the central
downtown district, which is divided into a number of notable areas, such as the city
center, the Inner Harbor, Camden Yards and also the West Side. Throughout this
area you will find a large selection of shops, restaurants, bars and important
structures. Also, the Fells Point area, close to the Inner Harbor, is known for its
vibrant and animated nightlife and entertainment venues.Baltimore Tourism:
There are plenty of places worth a visit in the Baltimore area and top attractions
include many notable landmarks, historical buildings, appealing museums and a
number of art galleries, which contain works by many famous artists. Must-see
sights in the city include the National Aquarium, the Basilica of the Assumption,
Robert East Lee Memorial Park, the Maryland Zoo African safari experience, the Star
Spangled Banner Flag House and also the city's most famous sight, the Fort McHenry
National Monument and Historic Shrine.Museums in Baltimore are also plentiful and top museum attractions include the
extensive Baltimore Museum of Art, the B&O Railroad Museum, the baseball-related
Babe Ruth Museum, and the Maryland Science Center, complete with IMAX theater
and planetarium. Annual festivals in Baltimore include the Baltimore Blues Festival -
held in Paterson Park each May, July's Artscape along the Mount Royal Avenue, the
popular Taste of Baltimore festival in October, and December's festive Washington
Monument Lighting Ceremony.Baltimore Hotels:
Baltimore and its surrounding districts feature a range of fine hotels at all levels.
For budget accommodation, looks for motels along nearby Interstates and close to
the airport. Reasonably priced accommodation is available in the city center,
together with a number of top, five-star hotels, with luxury facilities. Waterside
hotels around the Inner Harbor area are amongst those most desirable, although the
Mount Vernon area is becoming an equally appealing place to stay. Historic hotels
are plentiful in the Fells Point area, together with affordable family-run bed and
breakfasts.Baltimore Shopping:
For the best selection of shops in the city, head to the Harborplace area, which
contains over 200 shops, including a number of independent outlets and fashion
boutiques. Also, the nearby Village of Cross Keys is home to an array of appealing
small shops and specialty stores. For antiques, take a trip to Howard Street, where
you will find a cluster of notable antique stores, which have become known as the
city's 'Antique Row'. Baltimore also features a number of large and modern
shopping malls, such as Security Square and Owing Mills. The regular Lexington
Market is another major shopping draw card and has been established for more
than 150 years, with an enormous selection of market traders.Baltimore Restaurants:
With its scenic coastal location, it is hardly surprising that Baltimore restaurants
specialize in seafood and all things fishy. Much of the local produce comes from
the nearby Chesapeake Bay and many of the city's restaurants serve steamed crab,
amongst other local dishes. For lively dining in Baltimore, look no further than the
restaurants around Mount Vernon and Fells Point, while for more exclusive
establishments, the restaurants along Charles Street are some of the most highly
regarded in the city.Baltimore Transport:
A number of public transportation options are on offer in the Baltimore area, such
as buses, trains and popular trams. Many visitors to the city find that hiring a car is the most convenient way to travel around, being particularly useful for day trips and
excursions to nearby towns and cities, such as Annapolis and Washington DC.
Situated just 10 miles / 16 km from the city, Baltimore Washington International
Airport (BWI) is the state's main airport and caters for large numbers of passengers
each day. A range of ground transportation is available at the airport, including
taxis, shuttles and trains.Nia Rees writes for World Guides -
providers of travel and tourist information for major cities throughout the world.For further tourist information about Baltimore, Maryland, USA visit:
About Baltimore, Maryland
(MD)For further airport information visit:
Guide to Baltimore
Washington International Airport (BWI)

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***Visitors Guide to Phoenix, Arizona, USA*** Standing on th unimarter UniMarter
***Visitors Guide to Phoenix, Arizona, USA***

Standing on the northern side of the Sonoran Desert, in the aptly named 'Valley of
the Sun' Phoenix is one of the most popular cities in Arizona. Known for its
extremely sunny weather and related winter tourist trade, Phoenix has much to offer
visitors, with strip malls surrounding the downtown district. Now amongst
America's largest cities, Phoenix is a true metropolis, with many striking high-rise
buildings in the city center, together with exceptional golf courses and impressive
resort areas nearby.Many of the attractions in Phoenix are situated in the downtown district, the heart of
the city, where you will find notable restaurants, sporting venues and shops. Other
popular areas of the city include the business district, Old Phoenix, particularly
around Heritage Square, and the Glendale area, which is home to many of the city's
main museums and numerous well-preserved, historical structures. The Mesa area
of Phoenix contains a number of shopping malls, whereas Scottsdale boasts resorts
and specialty shops. For entertainment venues and a vibrant nightlife, be sure to
head to Tempe, where you will not be disappointed.Phoenix Tourism:
Tourism in the Phoenix area is well catered for, with many top attractions, a number
of which are particularly appealing to families. Ranging from historical ruins and
sights, to amusement parks and major shopping centers, Phoenix offers plenty of
things to see and places to go. Top attractions include the Castles and Coasters
theme park, the vast Phoenix Zoo, the historical St Mary's Basilica, the prehistoric
Casa Grande ruins, Goldfield Ghost Town mining village, the Apache Trail, Piestewa
Peak walking trails and the Phoenix Mountains Park and Recreation Center, known
for its views of the famous Valley of the Sun.The Phoenix area also contains its fair share of cultural museums and art galleries,
with notable attractions including the Arizona Science Center, the Hall of Flame Fire
Fighting Museum and the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Phoenix offers
a range of festivals, which are held throughout the year, such as the Arabian Horse
Show in February, the Scottsdale Arts Festival in March, the September National
Public Lands Day Outdoor Recreation Fair, and the Way Out West Oktoberfest.Phoenix Transport:
Interstates 10 and 17 provide good connections to a number of nearby cities, such
as Flagstaff. Many visitors to Phoenix choose to rent a car and this is one of the
best ways to travel around the city and neighboring areas. Public buses are also
heavily used and the Downtown Area Shuttle, better known simply as 'DASH',
connects many top tourist hotspots at no cost.Close to the city's downtown district, Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) is an
important air hub and is connected to the city by shuttle buses and taxicabs. This
important international airport caters for many thousands of arrivals and departures
each day and offers good ground transportation options.Phoenix Hotels:
Hotels in the Phoenix area are in good supply and hotel rates are often cheapest
during the summer months of July and August. Winter is a particularly pleasant
time to visit the city and accommodation becomes fully booked at the time of the
year.Phoenix Shopping:
With many expansive shopping malls, which always feature air conditioning,
Phoenix is the perfect city for those who enjoy shopping. All kinds of shops are well
represented here, ranging from chain stores and department stores, to fashion
boutiques and independent retailers. Many of the city's main shops are
concentrated in the Biltmore and Scottsdale districts.Phoenix Restaurants:
Southwestern cuisine has long been popular in Phoenix, with more international
offerings available throughout the city. Restaurants offer a varied choice of food,
although the many notable steakhouses are a must. Clustered in the city center and in the older areas of Biltmore and Scottsdale, a number of eateries and bars can also
be found in the lively University area.Phoenix Weather:
Standing in the Sonoran Desert, Phoenix offers predictably sunny and hot
temperatures, with over 300 days of sunshine each year. Many people choose to
visit the city during its warm winter months, particularly during January through
March, when temperatures average 13?C / 55?F. The summer months
of July through September are the warmest, when temperature peak at 42?C /
108?F, although evening are much cooler.Nia Rees writes for World Guides
For further tourist information about Phoenix, Arizona:
Phoenix Tourist Information
For further airport information visit:
Visitors Guide to Phoenix Airport
(PHX) Travel Information

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***Visitors Guide to Houston, Texas, USA*** The city of Hous unimarter UniMarter
***Visitors Guide to Houston, Texas, USA***

The city of Houston is America's fourth-largest city and although a spreading
location, much of the appeal is concentrated in the city center, between the
downtown district and the Galleria Mall. Houston is a young and vibrant city, with a
host of restaurants, bars and nightclubs. Close to the Gulf Coast Cities, Houston is
also home to a number of exceptional museums, popular festivals and regular well-
attended sporting events at the city's stadium.Houston is a large and important city, incorporating a number of local communities
and historical neighborhoods. Amongst these districts are Downtown - the center of
Houston, full of entertainment, shops and restaurants; Midtown - easily reached by
the city's light railway; and Uptown - one of the liveliest and most animated areas of
the city, featuring the enormous cosmopolitan Galleria shopping mall.
Other notable areas of Houston include the Museum District - home to an unusual
concentration of exceptional museums and art galleries; the Theater District - one
of America's most notable clusters of top theaters, in central downtown; and also
the Heights - on the northwest side of downtown, with many historic buildings and
specialty shops.Houston Tourism:
Tourist attractions in Houston are plentiful, making Houston a particularly enjoyable
place to visit. Facilities include many striking buildings and monuments, historical
museums and traditional art galleries, must-see sights and numerous recreational
activities, which are particularly popular in the city's many parklands, such as
Hermann Park, Memorial Park and Sam Houston Park.Top attractions include Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, Downtown Aquarium,
Houston Zoo, Space Center Houston and Byzantine Fresco Chapel Museum, Houston
Museum of Natural Science (HMNS) and the JP Morgan Chase Tower Observation
Deck. Museums worth a visit include Houston's Lawndale Art Center, Museum of
Fine Arts, Contemporary Arts Museum and the Rice University Art Gallery. There are
also a number of seasonal theater productions that are always popular with visitors
to Houston.Houston Transport:
Around Houston, public transport is well organized and a number of major freeways
and interstates are nearby. The city contains a large train station along Washington
Avenue, with regular Amtrak trains arriving and departing each day, traveling to a
range of cities, including Los Angeles. Further transport options include Greyhound
buses, the local METRO bus network, the METRORail tram service, car rental and
taxicabs.George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston (IAH) stands around 22 miles / 33 km
on the north side of the city center and is an important transport hub. With four
terminals and many passengers arriving each day from all over the world, Houston
Airport provides a range of convenient ground transport, which includes shuttle
buses, taxis and car rental options. Also nearby, the William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)
is a smaller airport with mainly domestic airlines, located to the southeast of the
city's downtown district.Houston Hotels:
Being a modern, important and large cosmopolitan city, Houston's accommodation
more than meets expectations. With a simply vast selection of well-placed hotels,
there is plenty to suit visitors, although advance reservations are sensible. Hotels
can be found close to both airports, along nearby highways and throughout the city
center, with all main brands well represented. Camping grounds are also available
for holidaymakers with RVs, and the Houston International Hostel along Crawford
Street is popular with budget travelers.Houston Restaurants:
Dining in Houston is massive and there are around 5,000 restaurants and eateries
to choose from in Houston, with a wide range of different cuisines readily available
for all palates. Many of the city's most popular restaurants can be found in the
downtown area, the Richmond Entertainment district, and in the uptown district ?
particularly along Richmond Avenue. International cuisine on offer in Houston
includes French, Indian, Italian, Mexican, Spanish and Thai, together with traditional
Texan dishes and American diners. Chinatown is the place to head for authentic
Chinese restaurants and shopping malls have become a popular place to eat in
Houston and often include large, open-plan food courts, with a number of options,
including fast food.Houston Shopping:
Houston is an impressive, vibrant shopping destination offering a large selection of
shops and stores. Facilities include many popular designer outlets and fashion
boutiques, together with well-known department stores and enormous shopping
malls. Popular shopping areas include Chinatown, Main Street, Westheimer, Uptown
Park Boulevard and Rice Village close to the Museum District. Worth a visit are the
River Oaks Center between Woodhead and Shepherd, Alabama and Westheimer, and
the University Village, close to Rice University.Houston Weather:
The city has a subtropical and fairly humid climate, with sunny, hot summer weather
and cooler winters. Temperatures during July and August are at their hottest and
can peak at highs of around 35?C / 95?F. Spring in Houston is a mild
season and a busy time of the year, when many visitors arrive in Houston. Winters
in Houston are cool, although the temperatures stay well above freezing. January is
the coldest month when daytime temperatures average around 16?C /
61?F, although lows of less than 10?C / 50?F may be
experienced.Nia Rees writes for World Guides
to Houston.For further information about George Bush Intercontinental Airport Houston (IAH)
George Bush Intercontinental
Airport Houston (IAH) Information.Whilst details concerning William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) can be found at:
William P. Hobby Airport (HOU)

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***Visitors Guide to Seattle, Washington, USA*** The city of unimarter UniMarter
***Visitors Guide to Seattle, Washington, USA***

The city of Seattle is situated in the eastern area of the state of Washington in
Northwest America, between the waters of the Puget Sound and Lake Washington.
Known for its appealing atmosphere and emergence as the USA?s city of the 1990s,
Seattle?s waterfront is its main attraction and this lies along the Alaskan Way,
although the city does contain a number of must-see sights.Seattle?s community is built on commerce, fishing and timber, greatly influenced by
the nearby Boeing aerospace company. Full of gourmet coffee shops, museums, art
galleries and a lively nightlife, the city now also celebrates an important tourism
industry.Seattle is a large cosmopolitan city, covering around 90 square miles / 233 square
kilometers, with a population of almost 600,000. The city incorporates many
smaller communities and important, historical neighborhoods. Amongst these
locations are the Ballard, Belltown, Capitol Hill, Pike Place Market, Freemont,
Greenlake, Pioneer Square, Queen Anne, SODO and University districts.Seattle Tourism:
Tourist attractions in Seattle are varied and impressive, making Seattle an excellent
vacation destination. Facilities include many notable landmarks and monuments,
museums and art galleries, parklands, recreational activities and insightful guided
tours of the city. Top attractions include the Boeing Factory, Hiram M. Chittenden
Locks, Fisherman's Terminal, the Smith Tower Observation Deck, Hing Hay Park,
Safeco Field Stadium, the Seahawks Exhibition Center and the Seattle Center ? both
a cultural center and popular amusement park constructed for city?s World Fair,
which was held in 1962.Seattle is perhaps best known for its eye-catching Space Needle, which towers
around 150 meters / 490 feet on the city skyline, offering spectacular views. City
museums worth a visit include the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture,
the Museum of History and Industry, the Science Fiction Museum and the Seattle Art
Museum (SAM). Popular parklands in the Seattle area include Discovery Park,
Freeway Park, Green Lake Park and the Washington Park Arboretum.Seattle Transport:
Around Seattle, public transport provides a number of affordable options, including
Amtrak trains, Greyhound and regional buses, and boats from Canada. One of the
most popular ways to travel around the city is on the Metro Transit Buses, which are
cheaper outside of peak hours. Renting a car is another transport option favored by
many visitors to Seattle, allowing easy exploration of the city and surrounding
areas.Seattle-Tacoma International Airport stands around 12 miles / 19 km from the city
center and is a bustling transportation hub. With many passengers both arriving and
departing each day. The airport provides a number of affordable ground transport
options, which include shuttle buses, taxis, car rental options and luxury
limousines.Seattle Hotels:
The city's central downtown district is often booked solid during the summer
months, when hotel rates are at their highest. However, outside of downtown
Seattle you will find many further hotels, which are more reasonably priced and just
a short distance from the city center. Room rates are also often reduced during the
rainy season, from October to April, and at weekends. Bed and breakfast
accommodation in Seattle is both affordable and popular with visitors, with a
number of options being located close to th
e waterfront.Seattle Restaurants:
Seattle takes its coffee very seriously and is famous for being the origin of
Starbucks, with the first store still in operation at Pike Place Market. Many other
stylish coffee shops and espresso bars can be found throughout the city, together
with an abundance of restaurants and dining options. Restaurants in Seattle cater
for all palates and many are concentrated along the waterfront, where seafood is a
particular specialty. The northwestern side of the city is another popular dining
location, with restaurants offering Pan-Asian, Mediterranean, Italian, Mexican and
more traditional American cuisine.Seattle Shopping:
Seattle is a popular shopping destination offering a large range of major shops and
stores. Facilities include a number of famous designer outlets, vast department
stores, boutiques and large shopping malls. Popular shopping areas include
Broadway Avenue East, First Avenue, Maynard Avenue, Pike Street, Pine Street,
Queen Anne and West Dravus, Seneca and Fourth Avenue and University Way.Seattle Weather:
The Seattle area is known for its rain, although this is a little unfair, since the city's
annual rainfall averages less than 40 inches / 100 cm. Much of the weather is both
fine and mild, with hot summers and cooler winter weather. Temperatures are
hottest during the months of July and August, peaking at around 25?C /
77?F. January is the coldest month, when temperatures during the daytime
average 8?C / 46?F, well above freezing.Nia Rees writes for World Guides
providers of travel and tourist information for major cities throughout the world.
For further tourist information about Seattle, Washington, USA visit:
About Seattle, Washington
For further airport information visit:
Guide to Seattle Tacoma
International Airport (SEA)

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***Visitors Guide to Florence, Italy*** The city of Florence unimarter UniMarter
***Visitors Guide to Florence, Italy***

The city of Florence is actually the capital of Italy's Tuscany area and stands
alongside the scenic banks of the Arno River, close to the Tyrrhenian and Adriatic
Seas. Bustling with local industry, which includes arts and crafts, commerce and
tourism; Florence is a particularly historic location, steeped in heritage.One of the most desirable places to visit in Italy, Florence was originally founded by
Romans during the first century and grew dramatically between the 1200s and
1600s. Of particular importance, the Medici family, who ruled over Florence during
the 15th century, were responsible for many of the city's most spectacular
landmarks, buildings and monuments, most of which remain in excellent
condition.Florence Travel:
The Florence area features a well-structured public transport network, comprising
of main railway lines, orange ATAF buses and local taxis that congregate at various
taxi ranks and around the piazzas. Renting a car is one of the most popular ways to
travel around the Tuscany area and the A1 Motorway connects Florence to many
major Italian cities, such as Bologna, Milan, Naples and Rome. Also the A11
Motorway links Florence to Lucca, Pisa and a number of coastal resorts.Florence is easy to reach from around the world and the city's Amerigo Vespucci
Airport is nearby. Just 5 km / 3 miles from the city center, the Florence Vespucci
Airport offers modern facilities and is home to a number of important international
and Italian airlines.Florence Commerce:
With a thriving commercial city centre and many businesses supporting the services
and financial sector, Florence is a wealthy city. Nowadays, with tourism being an
equally important industry in the city, many local crafts boost the economy, such as
jewellery, leatherwork and ceramics, together with hotels. Florence contains a
number of notable, medium-sized companies, including engineering firms,
publishing and textile businesses.Florence Hotels:
Hotels in Florence are often fairly expensive throughout the year and many are
centrally located, although a number of popular cheaper alternatives are available.
Accommodation during the peak season quickly becomes fully booked in the most
popular hotels and it can be advisable to book at least two weeks ahead. If you
decide to rent a car, ensure that the hotel has car parking space available before
booking. Hotels can be found all around the city centre, in the green Viale dei Colli
area, close to the Santa Maria Novella train station, alongside the Arno River and on
the city outskirts.Florence Tourism:
Tourism in the Florence area is important and thousands of people choose to visit
this part of Tuscany each year, to enjoy the scenic views, historical buildings,
stunning architecture and famous works of art. Must-see attractions in Florence
include a number of magnificent palaces, such as the Palazzo Vecchio, Palazzo
Medici-Riccardi and Palazzo Strozzi. Other attractions include the Piazza del
Signoria, the Teatro Comunale (theatre), the arched Ponte Vecchio bridge, the
historic Campanile di Giotto and the world-famous Duomo / Santa Maria del Fiore ?
also known as the 'Cathedral of Florence'.Top museums in Florence contain many important art exhibitions and outstanding
exhibits. Worth a visit are the National Archeological Museum, the Uffizi Gallery and
the Academy Gallery, amongst many others. Also, the Chianti area, which is
situated between the city of Florence and nearby Siena, features one of Italy's most
stunning countryside landscapes and is also home to a number of famous
vineyards.Florence Restaurants:
Restaurants in Italy are known as 'Ristoranti' or 'Trattories' and are widespread in
Florence, with many different kinds of cuisine readily available. Menu prices do not
usually include service charges and these are added to the bill, together with any
further cover charges ('coperto'). Therefore, tipping in Florence restaurants is not
strictly necessary, although always very much appreciated. Lunch in the city is
generally taken around 13:00 and is the main meal of the day, with dinner being
eaten between 20:00 and 21:00.Florence Weather:
The city of Florence features fairly temperature weather, with notable hot, sunny
summer months and cooler, breezy winters. Temperatures between the months of
July and August are at their hottest and reach highs of up to 32?C /
90?F. January tends to be Florence's coldest month with daytime temperatures
only reaching 9?C / 48?F, although lows of 1?C / 34?F may
be experienced.Nia Rees writes for World Guides
providers of travel and tourist information for major cities throughout the world.
For further tourist information about Florence, Italy visit:
Visitors Guide to Florence,
For airport information visit:
Amerigo Vespucci Airport (FLR)

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***Visitors Guide to Dallas, Texas, USA*** The dynamic city unimarter UniMarter
***Visitors Guide to Dallas, Texas, USA***

The dynamic city of Dallas is situated in the northeastern area of the state of Texas in the USA. Founded in 1841 as a trading post, Dallas is now one of the largest cities in the United States of America. Dallas covers almost 400 square miles / 1,036 square kilometers and is home to a population of more than 1,000,000 people, while the Dallas / Fort Worth area has over 5,000,000 residents. Acclaimed as a leading corporate center, Dallas is also well known for its wealth of impressive shopping facilities, superb restaurants, animated nightlife, tourist attractions and
major American sporting outlets.Encompassing the towns of Fort Worth and Arlington to create one large city, which
is known as the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, Dallas is a large cosmopolitan city,
and incorporates many smaller communities and historical neighborhoods. Amongst
these locations are the 17 blocks of the Arts District, Swiss Avenue Historic District
- listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the West End area - an ideal
region for visitors to Dallas to embark upon their sightseeing.Dallas Shopping:Dallas is a vibrant shopping destination offering an array of outstanding shop and
stores. Facilities include many designer outlets, well-known department stores,
numerous boutiques and shopping malls. Popular shopping areas include Greenville
Avenue, Deep Ellum, Northpark Mall, Mockingbird Station, Willowbend Center and
Stonebriar Center.Corporate Dallas:There is a wealth of corporate headquarters and substantial businesses in Dallas
including all sectors of business, from Blockbuster - the home entertainment
company to Wyndham International - the hotel and resort chain, with an increasing
number of companies relocating to Dallas every year. The economy in Dallas is
flourishing, and therefore this city continues to be a favorite for long-term growth.Dallas Tourism:Tourist attractions in Dallas are impressive, making Dallas the perfect holiday
destination. Facilities include landmarks and monuments, museums, art galleries,
must-see sights, recreational activities and memorable guided tours of the city. Top
attractions include Dallas Zoo, Dallas World Aquarium and Six Flags over Texas
amusement park. There are also a wide variety of theater productions that are
popular with visitors to Dallas.Dallas Transport:Around Dallas, public transport is well structured and the Dallas Area Rapid Transit
(DART) operates a reliable bus system, with further transport including a light rail
network and popular trams, which travel between the Arts and Uptown Districts.Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport stands around 15 miles / 24 km from the
city center and is an important transport hub. With many passengers arriving each
day from all over the world, Dallas-Fort Worth Airport offers a range of convenient
ground transport, which includes shuttle buses, taxis and car rental options.Restaurants:Dallas has an abundance of dining options, which are sure to suit every palate.
Restaurants, cafes and bars are mainly concentrated around the central areas of
Dallas, which include Downtown Dallas, Deep Ellum, Greenville Avenue and Uptown.
A wide selection of international cuisine is offered in Dallas including French, Greek,
Spanish, Italian, Thai, Chinese, Indian and traditional Texan and Mexican dishes.Weather:Dallas has a subtropical and humid climate with hot summer weather and cool
winters. Temperatures during July and August are at their hottest and can reach
highs of around 34?C / 93?F. Spring is the wettest season of the year
and winters in Dallas are cool. January is the coldest month of the year with daytime
temperatures only reaching 13?C / 55?F, but lows of 2?C /
36?F may be experienced.Nia Rees is writes for World Guides
providers of travel and tourist information for major cities throughout the world.For further tourist information about Dallas, Texas, USA visit World Guides to Dallas
at Travel Guide to Dallas, Texas, USAFor further information about the airport, visit Airports Guides to Dallas
Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

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***Traveling in Turkey*** So you've gotten the flight in and unimarter UniMarter
***Traveling in Turkey***

So you've gotten the flight in and checked out Bodrum / Ismir / Antalya / Your Local Tourist Town. You've seen the ruins, dismissed the coffee and embraced the raki. And you're thinking like Betty Friedan, is this it?Restless vagabond, you are in luck. Turkey is a country once and a half the size of France, or larger than Texas, with of the most efficient public transport systems in the Near East. So let me help you make the best of your attempts at getting around in this wonderful country. At the lowest tier of the system is the humble dolmuş. This is a publicly-run network of minibuses that covers most of the coastal area of Turkey, and some of the populated inland areas. As the routes often circle peninsulas it can be a cheap way to take in some of the most beautiful scenery Turkey has to offer. The routes in the Turquoise Coast especially are too spectacular to be missed.The dolmuş itself can be a daunting experience if you don't know how the system works, so let me give you the insider's low-down. First off, there are no bus stops. Your best bet is to stand by a shop or restaurant along its route and hold your hand out as if hailing a taxi. You'll also be thankful of the shelter if the bus is running behind schedule. Expect one to come every 10 minutes or so on popular routes. When the bus stops double check with the driver that he's going where you want to be: Bodruma gidiyorsun?(Are you going to Bodrum?).Now take a seat and work out how much you have to pay from the price list, usually stuck above the windscreen. Now for the fun part! Hand the money to the person in the seat in front of you. It gets passed hand-to-hand, man to child to donkey, all the way up to the driver. He will make out the change when he gets a clear stretch of road with, if you're lucky, one hand on the wheel and hand it back as before, person to person. Imagine that working in London! When you want to stop, shout something appropriate and say good evening (Yakşamlar!) as you go.For longer distances Turkey has a well-run private coach network serving the larger towns and cities. At the station the various drivers will shout out their destinations as if selling fruit. You can buy a ticket in the station or from the drivers .They are very reasonably priced and shopping around is possible, though haggling is not likely to get you anywhere and will not be appreciated. As coaches are by law required to give regular rest breaks, trips are always relaxed and easy. On the more expensive coaches an attendant (usually a local teenager working for his holidays) will give out complimentary soft drinks, minerals, cologne and cool face towels. Very long trips, for example the route from Bodrum to Istanbul, are usually run at night. Through the smaller coastal roads can leave something to be desired, the major roads and inter-city routes of Western Turkey are of as high quality as any you'll find in Europe or America.That leaves air transport. Disappointingly domestic flights in Turkey are still prohibitively expensive for anything but tight-schedule business trips. The budget airline craze has not yet taken a foothold in Turkey so you could pay as much for a short internal flight as you paid to get to the country.As the Turkish saying goes, Epey acele, epey artık: great haste makes great waste. Above all, take the time to enjoy the beautiful Turkish landscape as you travel and I promise you will not be disappointed.The above article was written by Aaron Mulvihill of http: / / www.turkeyrenting.com. His company TurkeyRenting.com advertises holiday accommodation in Turkey in a searchable online directory. Visit http: / / www.turkeyrenting.com to find a villa or apartment in Turkey, advertise your own accommodation to or learn the basics of the language and culture of Turkey.

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***See America by Train*** All aboard!The USA has much more unimarter UniMarter
***See America by Train***

All aboard!The USA has much more to offer the tourist than guaranteed sunshine and bargain shopping, and there?s a relatively unknown way to discover what this country is really all about. Most people think of travelling by car or plane but you should certainly investigate America?s wonderful trains - perhaps the last means of luxury transport available to everyone. The 25,000 mile Amtrak rail network takes in almost all states, giving a choice of 500 destinations and access to such tourist essentials as San Francisco, the Rocky Mountains and the Grand Canyon.The Iron HorseRailroads opened up America more than a century ago and some of today?s long-distance trains still follow the original pioneering routes. They also use many of the great stations built during the golden age of passenger travel. An impressive example stands in Washington, DC, decorated in gold leaf and restored to its original grandeur with dozens of shops, restaurants and a multi-screen cinema. Chicago?s Union Station features a marble and brass waiting room as large as many a cathedral. It?s said that Al Capone used to stop by for his daily shoeshine in the shower room below.Hotels on wheelsUS trains are like mobile hotels, boasting gleaming aluminium twin-decked coaches, air-conditioning, observation cars and uniformed attendants who make you feel you have stepped into a 1930s Hollywood movie. Reclining seats are thick and soft, with comfortable leg-rests so that you can snooze after a meal or sleep through the night (a good way to save on hotel bills). Pillows and subdued lighting are provided by the attendant.
Trains also have traditional sleeping cars with cosy bedrooms ranging from single 'roomettes' to family size affairs for those travelling with children. Accommodation includes breakfast, lunch and dinner in the dining car, as well as complimentary tea or coffee and a newspaper delivered each morning. Meals are of a high standard, including regional specials such as freshly caught trout or barbecued spare ribs. Video films of recent vintage are shown in the lounge bar during the evenings, when the place becomes lively with impromptu parties and poker games.Time to unwindThe atmosphere on board is invariably relaxed and the modest speed perfect for sightseeing, so this is a great way to explore the landscape and meet the natives. You have room to stretch out or walk around and instead of racing above the clouds you can watch an entire continent unroll outside the wraparound windows. Even occasional glimpses of city backyards can be fascinating, although trains are scheduled to pass through the less prepossessing areas by night. Children are particularly well catered for with games and other amusements and rarely become bored with the thrill of riding the tracks and making new friends.Chance encounters are a vital part of what makes American train journeys such a rewarding experience. One day it may be a group of Italian schoolgirls heading for Niagara Falls, the next it is Australian backpackers in Texas. US trains are friendly places and you?re sure to run into someone interesting. You can learn a lot by sitting next to a Kansas City mortician or a drag artist on her way to entertain the troops in San Diego. Between small towns and big cities you also experience the country?s sheer size and variety, getting a feel for what this land must have been like before the days of McDonalds and Coca Cola.Low pricesBest of all, ticket prices are amazingly low and visitors from overseas benefit from an array of passes that make this one of the world's great travel bargains. You can stop off en route as often as you wish and for any length of time, so given a little planning you should find a train to take you almost everywhere you want to go, and perhaps to a few places you hadn't expected. It's easy to work out an itinerary that lets you see more of this diverse country in a short time than is possible any other way. And as the bell clangs and the conductor calls out 'All aboard!' you soon discover why the railroad experience is so delightfully addictive.John Pitt is author of USA by Rail, the definitive guide book to the USA and Canada http: / / www.usa-by-rail.comNew Classics for free CDs & DVDs http: / / www.new-classics.co.uk

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***Athens Public Transportation in Athens Greece*** Athens, unimarter UniMarter
***Athens Public Transportation in Athens Greece***

Athens, the capital of Greece, is well known as a very ancient city.
Athens has succeeded to preserve its historical look while adding
Numerous modern facilities to ease the daily life for its citizens ?and
of course, for its millions of yearly visitors.It was a MUST ?It was a project designed with VISION and good taste.
The GREAT YEAR 2004? when all eyes were turned towards those
?celebre? Olympic Games?GREAT YEAR 2004 has been a motor to
carry THE PROJECT towards a reality.
Since then, all citizens and tourists have greatly appreciated the comfortand the rapidity of its PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION.How did Athens succeed to ease its daily life???Contribution # 1 to Athens public transportation in Athens Greece is.
A superhuman effort has been a daily concern to build up few beautiful
HIGHWAYS. From the Airport, you can get to Athens (and to the suburbs) by
Using limousine service or TAXIS?You can as well get to Athens ( and to the
Or the BUS. The ticket for the airport EXPRESS line is 2.90 euros and it is
Good for 24 hours.Contribution # 2 to Athens public transportation in Athens Greece is.
The METRO of Athens has been developed partly into a ?mini- museum??
Several antiquities and mommies can be seen as you pass by to get to your
destination.Contribution # 3 to Athens public transportation in Athens Greece is.
The public transport system has highly improved: BUSES, STREETS-CARS,
TAXIS will give you a ride for more than a reasonable rate.
A particular note you should remember about TAXIS : you can stop a taxi
In the street (by pointing your index up) even if other people are already inside
the car. After you will have informed the driver about your destination, he will
drive you?.if his destination matches yours?of course?Contribution # 4 to Athens public transportation in Athens Greece is.
The STREETS-CARS (or Trolleys) are very accessible in the city. They bring
A colourful atmosphere in the city. It is very pleasant to ride in the
Trolleys?They have wide windows so the passengers can easily see outside.Contribution # 5 to Athens public transportation in Athens Greece is.
ATHENS PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION will take you everywhere in the city as well as in the suburbs.
The Trolley will take you to the sea if you like?.there are several beaches close tothe city: many of them are Municipal Beaches. Beaches are public. They have become very accessible to people who like to travel by Trolley.by S Pappas greekinfo@gmail.com
Rooms Apartments in Athens Greece Athensrooms. Free Greek travel information traveling in Athens Greece Greekster.
Apartments in Athens Greece Self catering.
M Savard. Inspirer, author, professor, astrologist.

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***Travelers Urged To Remain Vigilant As Holidays Approach*** unimarter UniMarter
***Travelers Urged To Remain Vigilant As Holidays Approach***

Security on America?s mass transit systems has been stepped up following a threat to New York?s subways but travelers everywhere are warned today to remain vigilant against terrorist attack especially as the holidays draw near.Intelligence experts believe that it is only a matter of time before there is another terrorist attack in the U.S. and mass public transport systems and holiday resorts are both prime targets. Both are easy to attack and difficult to defend and both could lead to mass casualties and major disruption, said Don Philpott, of IsAmericaSafe.com, a website dedicated to protecting Americans and the Homeland.?The recent deadly terrorist bombings in Bali were designed to disrupt tourism and hit the economic wellbeing of that country. Similar attacks were recently carried out at a popular tourist resort in Egypt for the same reasons. Other attacks took place in London and Madrid with the aim of causing death and destruction and striking terror among the millions of people who daily use the mass transport systems in the two capitals?, he said.Americans travel on public transport more than 32 million times a day and subways are particularly vulnerable targets to bombs or biochemical attack with hundreds of passengers crowded into a very confined space often well below ground, said Philpott.?How long will it be before an attack is carried out in the US either at a top tourist destination or on a mass transport system? That is why we all have to be vigilant and play our role in defending the Homeland,? he warned.?This means reporting anything that you think is suspicious and being alert to what is going on around us at all times. If you are traveling on any form of mass transport system keep an eye on what others are doing - just in case - and report any suspicious parcels or packages. By being vigilant we will help protect ourselves and others,? he said,New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority?s Director of Security William A. Morange, echoed the call, and said that the help of passengers is critically important to maintaining a high level of security for the regional public transportation system."It is impossible for the police departments to be everywhere and see everything. Our passengers extend our reach and-by sharing their information-make the system safer, he said."Don Philpott, is Moderator of http: / / www.isamericasafe.com and senior correspondent of Homeland Defense Journal.

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***Should You Transport Your Car By Train?*** Going on vacat unimarter UniMarter
***Should You Transport Your Car By Train?***

Going on vacation usually requires a form of transportation
whether it's the car, train, boat or plane. But only one
type of service allows you to transport your car and your
family from one destination to another.The Auto Train that runs from Lorton, Virginia to Sanford,
Florida featured a fun step in the evolution of car
transport services.Founded on the idea that families would be more comfortable
vacationing in their own cars rather than rentals combined
with the fact that many people don't enjoy long car trips
down interstates, but would rather relax and let someone
else get them where they are going.Auto trains can be found in many countries, but the
successful one in the United States runs from Lorton to
Sanford connecting Washington, D.C. to Orlando, Florida.The car transport is facilitated by auto racks, which were
created for the Canadian National railroad. The features of
these huge railroad cars with end doors and contained bi-
level racks that cars could be driven onto and parked.These 75 foot cars were huge for their time and could carry
8 cars in each. The cars would be parked and secured for
transport while the families made their way to their seats
or private compartments on the train. These auto-racks are
the forerunners of the modern enclosed auto racks.Auto-train's popularity with older travelers as it ferried
they and their cars from D.C. to Florida never quite caught
on in other parts of the country. Amtrak acquired the
Auto-Train Corporation in 1983 and continues operations of
the Auto-Train on its daily routes from D.C. to Florida.From the traveling senior to the traveling teen to the
traveling family, the auto-train offers a very unique
service in that it is the only one that will transport a
family and their car.The cost is not prohibitive and the Auto-Train carries
about 200,000 passengers AND their cars yearly. The
convenience of being able to take your own car on vacation
without having to add thousands of extra mileage to the
odometer makes the Auto-Train a vacationer's auto
transportation dream answer.Discover vital information and advice about car and auto
transport services. Find out what you must do, and what
you must not do. Click http: / / www.auto-transport-101.com /

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***Travel Safety - How to Take a Fearless Ride by Bus, Train or T unimarter UniMarter
***Travel Safety - How to Take a Fearless Ride by Bus, Train or Taxi***

These travel safety tips should be practiced daily if you use public transportation to and from work or when traveling in unfamiliar towns and cities when on vacation.On the Bus?
- Use a bus stop you know is usually busy and is well lit.- Know the departure and arrival times and try and let someone at the end of your route which bus you plan to catch. They should always meet you at your stop.- Sit close to the driver. If someone starts up a conversation, be pleasant and confident, but never give away personal information like where you live or work.By Train or Subway?- Wait on a well- lit section of the platform, close to the exit or where there are other people around. Many stations now have security cameras and staff who are trained to deal with emergencies.- When you get on the train, try to sit in a busy compartment and keep bags and personal possessions right next to you or under your legs.- If you feel uncomfortable, switch seats or even consider getting off the train and taking the next one. Only do this if the station where you are getting off is manned and busy.- Know where the emergency button or cord is situated and the help points in a station.Taking a Taxi?- Carry the phone number of a taxi or shuttle company you know. When you need to book a cab, ask the company for the taxi drivers name and the type of car they will be driving.- Try and book the taxi you will need to go home with, before you go out on the town. When a driver arrives, make sure they know the name it was booked under. If you have to book your taxi in a public place, do it quietly where people are less likely to overhear your name and address.- If you can, share a taxi with a friend (always remember, safety in numbers) and have your money and keys ready at the end of your trip so you can enter your home quickly.- If you ever feel uneasy in a taxi ask the driver to stop in a busy place you know well and get out.And remember these Diva Defense tips wherever you go?- Never flash money when in public or traveling.- Ladies...keep your rings turned in with the stones on the inside of your hand. Turn them back around when you get to work, home or your destination. If at all, keep jewelry home when you travel.- Always...always...always walk with confidence and look like you know where you?re going ? even when you?re lost. If a stranger asks to help you, tell them ?No thanks, I?m just fine.? If you need directions, go into a convenience store or busy shopping area where you can ask someone there to help you.Being aware of your travel safety right along with your travel plans gives you piece-of-mind during your trip. Whether you?re en route back home from work or enjoying a relaxing vacation getaway, don?t relax with your personal safety and give a criminal any chance to make you their next target.Michelle Annese is a 3rd degree black belt with 15+ years experience teaching self defense and safety for women and children. She is the creator of The Realtor Survival Guide, Protection for Women , and The SafeGuard System for Kids. For more information on how to protect yourself and your family check out other articles by Michelle Annese at http: / / www.michelleannese.com and get her free weekly family safety e-newsletters.

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***How To Pick A Travel Agency*** The trip of a lifetime can unimarter UniMarter
***How To Pick A Travel Agency***

The trip of a lifetime can take a lifetime to plan unless you know how to pick a travel agency.A common misconception is that travel agencies add to the cost of your trip. In truth, finding and using a good travel agency to plan your trip usually saves you time, money, and frustration. So how do you pick a travel agency?Ask around!The best way to find a good travel agency is through word of mouth. Ask your family and friends who they?ve used and then ask them about their trip. How did they travel? Where did they stay? Was their trip enjoyable? Getting a few referrals from friends helps you to know in ahead of time what to expect from a particular travel agent and helps you weed out the good from the not-so-good as well.Are you a member?Many clubs and organizations offer travel services for their members and many corporations have established relationships with travel agencies that their employees can use. ?Members only? travel plans frequently offer the best values.CompareShop a couple of experienced firms. Travel agencies come and go like any other businesses. The ones that stay in business add experience and know-how to each trip they plan. Make your first inquiry with a travel agency a listening experience; judge how well the agent listens to you and how comfortable they make you feel.A good travel agent will ask you to outline your trip. They?ll ask where you?re going and why, how you?d prefer to travel, how long you plan to stay, and what your travel budget is. Be open and honest with your answers. A good agent will readily put together a sample itinerary that describes availabilities in transportation, accommodations, and estimated costs.If you feel like you?re getting the ?hard sell? or the travel agency tells you there?s only package available, keep shopping. You can always go back if you find that they?re right!In addition to finding the best rates in lodgings and transportation, an experienced travel agent can also give you some helpful tips about your destination and here?s the bonus? generally it costs nothing to use a travel agency! Because they can buy in volume, travel agencies get discounts on prices for both tickets and lodgings!For travel made easy, use the services of a travel agency to make your outing a time to remember well!Nathan Lynch is an avid travel writer and the author of South Beach Uncovered. "The Ultimate, Indispensable, Insiders Guide To Saving Money and Having a BLAST in South Beach, Miami".http: / / www.southbeachuncovered.com

#howtopickatravelagency #travelagency #travel #traveltips #lodging #transportation #airline
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***Transportation in USA: Vast and Comfortable*** Transporta unimarter UniMarter
***Transportation in USA: Vast and Comfortable***

Transportation system throughout USA is highly arranged. Vast networks of railroads connect the states at one coast to another. This development has been going on since 1800. The fantastic web of Interstate highways facilitates people to drive from one end to another. For commuting from one place to another, USA features a very well arranged mode of public transport.Most of the cities in USA have some common traits if the types of public conveyance are considered. Bus, Taxis and Commuter trains are some of the facilities you will find in every corner of this country. Inhabitants of New York and suburbs of Washington D.C use commuter trains and subway trains for covering the distance. These trains run even from the outside region into the city. These places are favorites of people who drive their car to the station to catch a train.Bus transportation in USA is one of the most familiar systems in all major cities. Routes for buses are defined using color code and number. You will find the buses in color like blue and green. So you need to have a good idea about the routes, buses and their schedules before you start roaming in the city. Several terminals and bus stops are where many buses pull out. However, all of them are not destined for the same place where you wish to go. Hence, it is always good to memorize the routes and number of buses which go near or to your destination.And of course, cars are the most common vehicles on the road. Carpooling, which involves three or four persons together who drive in turns, is good concept to travel on low cost. Air traveling is another popular mode of transportation to fly from state to another quickly.http: / / stayresusa.com / transportation.html

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