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Germany Destination Tip

It’s well-known that the United States has always been a “melting-pot” of cultures, but did you know that more immigrants to the United States have come from Germany than anywhere else? That’s right. More Americans-50 million in 2005-trace their ancestry to Germany than to any other country, including the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Though the history of German immigration to the United States reaches back to colonial times, by far the largest wave of immigrants arrived in the 19th century. Between 1848 and World War I, nearly 6 million Germans sailed to the United States. After crossing the Atlantic, many settled in the Midwest, in states such as Ohio, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. Whatever their reasons for emigrating, Germans saw America as offering them the chance for a new life. And they took it.

Researching one’s family history has become increasingly popular among Germans and Americans alike. Many historical records kept by churches and government agencies have already been digitized and can be searched on the internet from your home computer. There are a number of websites that can guide you in this research, allowing you to contact other members and collaborate on family trees. Whether you’re an experienced genealogist, or just beginning to trace your German roots, we stand ready to assist you in contacting the relevant agencies and resources in Germany.

This is an example of what you can do while traveling in Germany. If you want learn more about the city you are from, we compiled comprehensive travel guides in collaboration with local residents that provides unique travel insider tips which you can use during you Germany vacation.

This article has been written by John Tanke. He likes to write Germany related travel articles on Live Like a German – a site for exploring Germany, to learn more about its culture / language, and to find a great Germany vacation rentals [http://www.live-like-a-german.com/vacation_rentals] or holiday apartments when going on a Germany vacation. Dr. Tanke studied English and German at U.C. Berkeley, the Universität Göttingen, and Cornell University, where he earned his Ph.D. in 1993. He has worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan and Union College, and more recently as a content writer/editor for Cengage Learning.

 

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Discover Top Ten Travel Destinations

Ever wanted to travel to an exotic locale but the pocketbook says otherwise? Below is a list of top ten travel destinations which combine history and culture as well as value for the traveler on a budget:

1. Nepal – Offers trekking, guided jungle tours, and temples of Kathmandu which date back to the 8th century. Hotels for under $10 are easy to find.

2. Belize – One of the cheapest Caribbean resort destinations offers scuba diving, snorkeling, sailing, jungle expeditions mixed with Mayan culture.

3. Jordan is a safe and welcoming country where most people speak some English and offers the ancient city of Petra and stunning desert scapes of Wadi Rum.

4. Sicily is noticeably cheaper than the main tourist cities in northern Italy and offers plentiful seafood, abundant wine, the capital of Palermo, ancient Greek ruins and Mount Etna.

5. Queenstown, New Zealand – Offers snowboarding and skiing during winter along with bungee-jumping, hiking, and nightlife all year round. Plenty of public transportation available to get around only adds to the convenience of traveling through this city and keeps it on this top ten travel destinations list.

6. Israel- the holy land. Israel is where three religions are met in historical view. You can visit Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Eilat, Haifa, Beit Lehem, Natzeret and Tveriya.

7. Chiang Mai, Thailand – Offers over 300 Buhddist Temples and the famous Night Bazaar which offers unique crafts and fashions. Hotel rooms start around $5 per night and mini-resorts can be rented for not much more than that.

8. Morocco – Offers trekking the Atlas Mountain Ranges, the capital of Casablanca, and exquisite Middle Eastern cuisine which definitely makes it one of the top ten travel destinations.

9. Budapest – Offers the old town district of Castle Hill, hearty food, classic architecture, and historic Hungarian villages.

10. Buenos Aires – Offers a cosmopolitan city with something for everyone, including a diverse nightlife and hearty meals to include the infamous Argentine BBQ beef.

 

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Travel Destinations in Australia

Australia is one of the most beautiful countries in the world and is also hailed a major travel destination. Australia is home to some of the best travel attractions and destinations and its unique and varied landscape always provide something different for the travelers. A large portion of Australia is covered with deserts but still there are plenty enough places to make Australia a hot travel destination in the World. Here are some of the major travel destinations in Australia that I would recommend one to visit and there are still many places not listed in the place as it will require more than a single Hub Post to list them all. So go through some of the top travel attractions in Australia listed below.

Sydney

Sydney is one of the most beautiful Australian cities and as a result has become one of the major travel destinations in Australia. The vibrant city is famous for Sydney Harbour Bridge, Darling Harbour and the Opera House which attracts a large number of travelers. Sydney offers a dynamic city life and there are some of the best shopping centers, restaurants and hangout zones where you can enjoy your tips in a better way. The important buildings, beaches, the museums, festivals etc all make this city a must to visit travel spot in Australia.

Cairns

Cairns is one of the best sightseeing and adventure travel destination in India which is known for its amazing natural beauty and resources. It is one of the best place to enjoy some adventure activities while on your tour and it’s close proximity to the Great Barrier Reef makes it more interesting and beautiful. The adventure activities along the barrier reef, helicopter trip, snorkeling, diving, bot air balloon trip and night zoo safari makes Cairns a perfect travel destination for adventure lovers. Cairns also serves as one of the best sightseeing travel place in Australia and the tolerable climatic conditions makes Cairns more favorite among the tourists.

Adelaide

Adelaide, also known as the ‘City of Churches’ is the fifth largest city in Australia and the Capital City of South Australia. The amazing landscapes, dynamic townships, historic spots, culture, natural resources etc make Adelaide a hot tourist destination in Australia. The festivals in Adelaide are another major thing that attracts a lot of travelers throughout the year. Apart from travel spots, Adeliaide is a perfect place for enjoying food items and is also home to some of the best vineyards in Australia.

Melbourne

Melbourne is generally known as the “Cultural Capital of Australia” and is the Capital City of Victoria. Voted as the most livable city in 2011, Melbourne is a major tour destination in Australia. Its amazing beauty, unique city life, arts, culture, historic buildings and museums are some of the major attraction that adds more color to the tourism industry in Melbourne. Travelers from different part of the world travel to Melbourne to enjoy it’s amazing city life and natural beauty that surrounds the city.

Perth

The Capital City of Western Australia and the fourth most populated city in Australia, Perth is one of the best places to visit in Australia. Also known as the “City of Light”, Perth’s beauty, culture, arts, natural resources, islands, zoo, museums and wildlife parks are some of the major factors that attract travelers to this beautiful city in Australia. The calm and cool atmosphere in Perth makes it a perfect holiday destination in Australia to spend your time with friends and family.

 

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Affordable Travel Destination Tips

Your first stop should be at your local travel agent. Ask about special packages to specific destinations that don’t cost an arm and a leg to get to and see the sights. This opens the door to what is sometimes called ‘adventure’ travel. Ever been to the Galapagos Islands? This is an affordable vacation destination, as many travelers are now hearing. Costa Rica, a U.S. territory, is another popular and affordable travel destination. You have no exchange rate to worry about and by going to some of the more out of the way beach locations, you get a better flavor of the culture, enjoying pristine beaches that aren’t overrun with other tourists and at a very attractive price. Give your travel agent the parameters of what you’d like to get out of your vacation, as well as how much you can spend. He or she is going to work very hard to find an affordable travel package that satisfies your objectives and budget.

Do some research on the net, too. Scope out travel destinations you find appealing and try to get a baseline on cost of accommodations. Consider alternative accommodations, such as youth hostels, convents and monasteries (great places to stay, BTW) and residency apartments, sometimes known as ‘efficiencies’. For about the same price as a hotel, you can rent a furnished apartment, with a kitchen, cookware and bedding. It’s obvious you’ll cut your costs by shopping locally and eating at home. Affordable travel plans require flexibility.

Another strategy is to simply throw your wish list out in a Google search. For example, you’ve got a budget of $1000 and would like to get away for 7 days to a beach holiday in Costa Rica. Google it! Something like ‘travel package Costa Rica 6 nights’ ought to get you to a site offering a deal.

Your travel agent is your best ally in finding a good, affordable travel package. The agency makes a commission, but only if you buy the package! After making your own online investigations, see what your travel agent has found. It may be far better than what you were able to find on your own. Especially in difficult economic times, the sharp travel agent’s connections serve your needs well.