3 Money-Saving Tips on Car Rentals in Abu Dhabi, UAE

Winter is coming and for many commuters and travelers in the UAE, that means negotiating their car rental contracts, now that many are back from the refreshing Eid holiday. From loyalty programs to selecting the best pick-up location, there are a number of ways you can save money on your next rent a car.

Follow these three money-saving tips to get a better deal rent a car abu dhabi

Become a Loyal Customer

If you haven’t been renting a car from a particular dealer long enough and oral promises don’t work, try prepaying an additional sum to show your inclination of becoming a long-term client. Chances are that you could qualify for a loyal customer program. If however you have been renting a car from a company since 6 months or more, you could be in a position to receive discounts or free upgrades.

Zero-down on your Requirements

Determine ahead of time what ‘extras’ you may need and consider the costs so that they fit within your budget. Items to consider:

  • Car Size: Consider the size of the car you are renting. Do you really need that SUV if it’s just you and another partner traveling?
  • Insurance: Contact your travel insurance and credit card company to see if you already have enough coverage. Thirdly, look at available insurance options with the car rental provider. While insurance cover might be essential, you might not need the pricey full insurance option.
  • Mileage limit: Consider the distance you’d be driving every week and opt for a small mileage package if you need to move about short distances in Abu Dhabi. Be sure to check how much you’d be paying for the extra miles should the need arise.

Skip Renting from the Airport or Hotel

Ignore the car rental kiosks at the airport terminal or your hotel. You’ll surely be able to get a much more cost-effective deal if you Google “car rental companies in Abu Dhabi” from the airport or the country you’re traveling from before reaching Abu Dhabi. Try OneClickDrive.com to ease your search, communicate with the car rental dealers directly and have the car delivered straight to you at the airport arrival terminal.

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Medjool dates thrive at Marthas Gardens in Yuma

There are dates and then there are dates. And like the human variety, dates come in both sexes. Date palms, which produce these nutritious fruits, have been cultivated since at least 5,000 B.C.E. for their nutrition and medicinal properties. Date palms were brought to the West Coast of America in the 1700s by Spanish missionaries. But it was not until 1927 that medjool dates, the finest kind, were brought to the U.S. from Morocco. From 11 shoots, a medjool date industry grew all over the arid Southwest.

I was pleased to be introduced to the medjool date at Martha’s Gardens Medjool Date Farm in Yuma, Arizona. In 1990, the Rogers family cleared and irrigated a few desert acres and planted 300 medjool date shoots. Today, the Rogers’ date farm consists of 100 acres and eight thousand date palms. Female plants vastly outnumber male plants for two reasons: the male plants produce inferior dates, and the female plants need pollination by male plants. Leaving nothing to chance, the female dates are personally pollinated by workers who collect the male pollen and sprinkle it on the female plants.

Date growing is complicated and labor intensive, so a narrated tour of the farm gave me more respect for a fruit I usually picked out of fruit cakes along with the figs. (I ate the cherries, so my family thinks cherries are not a fruit cake ingredient,) At my house, gifts of date candy got passed on to the dogs or Trick or Treaters, and any recipe that included dates went untested.

Although the tour of the farm was fascinating in the complexity of growing and harvesting this fruit, my mouth was not watering for a sample. After all, everything on offer was either dates or date-related.Then, sighing because this is my job, I popped a medjool date in my mouth like it was a quinine pill. Sweet, chewy, satisfying, and utterly surprising.

I ate a few more. I bought some to take home; I ordered several gift packages to be shipped for upcoming family birthdays. My friends and I went back to our van with date shakes for the road.

Back home while it was sleeting, I cooked up two loaves of Date Nut Tea Bread from a recipe on their website: www.MarthasGardensDateFarm.com. I invited a few friends for coffee, and together we discovered how tasty a date can be. The secret is in the type of date. Be sure to use medjool dates for the best texture and flavor. They are available in most large supermarkets and specialty food stores. Or, you can order directly from Marthas Gardens at the website listed above.

Happy dating!

Please don’t pinch me!

At this time of the winter season it has lost its allure for a majority of the population. One technique for surviving these last days is looking ahead and making plans for spring. Will you be putting in a garden or maybe riding your bicycle again?

Saint Patrick’s Day is a special day for wearing green and the taste of cabbage and corned beef. The holiday is also time for a parade with many all across the country and around the world to choose. Atlantic City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be Saturday March 15th 2014 at 1:00 PM. The parade travels along world famous Atlantic City Boardwalk with 2014 Grand Marshal Frank Ferry and Tom Flynn. It is planned a festival of color, fun and music with bagpipes, local high school marching bands, string bands, Irish step dancers and floats. The route starts at Revel Casino terminating at Albany Avenue.

In 1986 the owner of Circle Tavern, Al McMahon organized Atlantic City’s first Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. Supported by several tavern owners, the Irish Cultural Society, and the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick joined in the parade. At first it had 1,000 participants attended by 35,000 people.

Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on March 17th, named after the patron saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick (AD 385-461). The holiday is celebrated around the world but a public holiday in Ireland, Newfoundland, Labrador and Montserrat. Green ribbons and shamrocks were worn to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day since the 17th century. A three-leaved shamrock symbolized the Holy Trinity for pagan Irish.

Atlantic City is on 8.1-mile long Absecon Island, population of 39,558. Incorporating in 1854 the city is amid those of Ventnor, Margate and southwest Longport. It is 127 miles south of New York City and 62 miles southwest of Philadelphia Pennsylvania. With landfall of Hurricane Sandy in October 2012 the city came into news.

Atlantic City Boardwalk is the key element tying together community attractions of the seaside resort. National Geographic has called it the grandfather of boardwalks. The 10 feet wide boardwalk was dedicated in 1870 at a cost of $5,000.

The 1889 hurricane destroyed the boardwalk with its replacement 24 feet wide, 4 miles long and 10-foot high railings on each side. Further refinements in coming years improved its aesthetic and structural integrity. Currently the boardwalk begins north at Absecon Inlet, running along the beach in a southwest direction four miles to the city limit. It then stretches 1.5 miles into Ventnor City.

Atlantic City is a 400 miles drive from Rochester NY with a 6.5 hour drive. Drive east on I-90 at Syracuse take US 81 south to Scranton PA, then US 476 south to US 76 into downtown Philadelphia. Then take Atlantic City Expressway into Atlantic City.
If you are looking for a new parade this year why not celebrate the holiday and visit Atlantic City?

Where to find Carnival masks

Finding the perfect Carnival masks takes some searching but the following websites listed have a large selection and wide variety, you may just find ideal Carnival masks for your next masquerade or costume party.

Carnival masks #1

This website offers Carnival masks, commedia masquerade masks, party masquerade masks, imported masquerade masks. This website also offers footwear, hats, wigs, costumes and make-up artists.

Carnival masks #2

The Venetian Carnival masks on this site are stunning plus the website offers such masks as: Commedia masks, Greek masks, animals masks, Fairy Tales masks, leather masks and Masquerade masks. The masks on the site are award winning and it is obvious the masks are unique and creative when seeing the photographs of masks being sold.

Carnival masks #3

This website offers a large variety of Carnival masks plus lot of other choices in masquerade masks such as: handcrafted masquerade masks, Venetian Carnival masquerade masks, economy masks, masks of Mardi Gras, Carnival masks. Theme masks such as: wedding masks, phantom masks, poodle skirts, Shrek masks, Gorilla masks and Vendetta masks.

Carnival masks #4

Here you will find lots of masquerade masks such as: Carnival Masks, feather masks, velvet masks, Mardi Gras masks, fantasy masks, darkside masks, Halloween masks, famous people masks, latex masks, animal masks and ball accessories.

Carnival masks #5

Here you will find lots of unusual and intriguing Carnival masks. The Carnival masks offered really lovely plus the site also offers: Phantom of the Opera masks, Carnivale masks, Music Theatre masks, Music Ball masks, Pavone Mask Jester sticks, Donatella Feather mask, Teatro Harlequino mask and Trevolti Masquerade mask.

The Carnival masks offered on these websites are beautiful and creative. Whether you are looking for Masquerade masks or Venetian Carnival masks, you will be sure to find unique and stunning Carnival Masquerade masks!

Early Mountain Vineyards brings on the oysters, again

Early Mountain Vineyards is hosting its 2nd annual oyster festival, Sat., March 8. Last year’s inaugural festival sold out, and organizers expect the same for this year.

As before, the festival offers unlimited oysters from Virginia’s Eastern Shore, clams, chowder and all the fixings. The fixings are provided by Kitchen of Charlottesville and include dirty rice and bean jambalaya, ham biscuits, potato salad, hushpuppies, corn on the cob and collard greens.

The steamed and roasted oysters are coming from Magotha Bay on the southern tip of the Eastern Shore. The raw bar will feature sweeter varieties of aqua-cultured oysters from the bayside, specifically from Hungars Creek and Church Creek, as well as saltier seaside varieties from Magotha Bay. The clams will also be sourced from Hungars Creek.

For the perfect pairing, each guest receives a complimentary glass of 2012 Chatham Church Creek Steel Chardonnay, one of Early Mountain’s “Best of Virginia” selections, and a souvenir glass to take home. Additional wine will be available for purchase, and Early Mountain’s tasting room will also be open. Adding to the festivities, there will be live music by Peacetime, performing a mix of jazz, soft rock and funk music.

Located in Madison, Va., at the foothills of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, Early Mountain Vineyards is holding the festival from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The regular admission tickets are $85 per person and available online at store.earlymountain.com/events.

How to enjoy travelling in Canada while moving around in the city?

The largest country in North America and the second largest country in the world, Canada is extremely vast. Replete with untouched natural splendour, blend of different cultures and rich history, the mesmerizing country drives millions of holidaymakers to dig for low-cost tickets for flights to Canada.

Canada boasts over 500 airports and about 800 unpaved landing strips. The country is well connected to UK and there is no dearth of direct flights to Canada. Major airlines like British Airways, Air Canada and Air Transit operate over 40 flights from London to Toronto everyday. Air Canada offers direct flight from London to Calgary, Montral, Vancouver and Halifax while British Airways serves to Montreal and Vancouver.

Due to the sprawling area of Canada, it may be an onerous job to move around the region. There are numerous modes of transport like planes, cars, buses and trains at one’s disposal, but it is essential for one to get acquainted with a right way of utilizing these.

  • By Plane

Air travel is the best option to get around the sprawling country. Flying between the different cities of Canada is comparatively cheaper than bus or train. The country is brimming with numerous airlines that ensure comfortable and fast travel. Air Canada is a major national carrier that has a largest network. The carrier also offers most frequent schedules for travellers on Canadian tour.

Apart from this, there are many other companies like Air Transat, Zoom and discount airline West Jet that make for a perfect choice to trip the country.

  • By Car

If you are sharing the costs with others, then renting a car in Canada is undeniably an economical alternative. One can find countless companies, strewn all over the country, that offer cheap car rentals. But one has to stay conscious of all the rules and regulations. Heed the traffic rules while driving into Canada and keep your home driver’s license, registration papers of a vehicle and proof of liability insurance. Gasoline is not cheap in Canada and it is sold on the basis of litre.

There are several points along the border where the Canadian highway system directly links with continental USA. Canada has two major highway routes cross Canada east to west. Highway 1 is a four-lane Trans-Canada Highway (TCH) that links over 10 provinces of Canada and runs from Victoria (British Columbia) to St. John’s, Newfoundland. The other one is Yellow head Highway (Hwy. 16) that connects Winnipeg to Prince Rupert.

  • By Bus

Holidaymakers travelling on cheap flights to Canada can also make use of intercity buses available between major metropolises. Best services are provided within the Quebec City’s Windsor Corridor. Coach Canada is one of the best bus services in Southeastern Ontario and Southern Quebec that provide safe travel. The popular one is Greyhound that Canada that offer great services and covers the Toronto – Ottawa route, the Montreal – Ottawa route and between Toronto and south-western Ontario. Orleans Express is another effective alternative that offer secure bus services for travellers hopping on flights to Canada.

In Canada, the license of running a particular route is given to only one company and there is no competition among providers. Most of the companies charge higher prices for the services.

  • By train

Least but not the last, vacationers taking flights to Canada can also avail the country’s passenger rail services. Train ride is the finest mode for travellers having penchant for scenic vistas. The three-day train ride between Toronto and Vancouver that passes through the magnificent Canadian prairies and the Rocky Mountains.

Travelling in train is quite expensive and consumes much longer than car or plane. It is better to make preparations ahead of time in order to get the lower fares.

A fun little place with free samples

Amidst beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch Country in historic Lititz is the country’s first pretzel bakery, Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery. Handmade soft pretzels are baked in the historic facility, with the main production facility of Tom Sturgis Pretzels i in Reading PA. The same recipe Julius starting pretzel baking in 1861 is still used today.

After a tour of the original bakery visitors receive a lesson in pretzel twisting. Dough is given to each participant after watching an experienced baker’s hand twisting the old-fashioned soft pretzels to teach twisting their own pretzels.

A bakery store has delicious treats and souvenirs that may be purchased to take home. A comprehensive selection of pretzels includes Dutch, hard, thin, Honey Mustard, Onion, hot Cheese, Sesame and Cinnamon & Sugar flavor. There are chocolate covered pretzels for sweet lovers.

Sturgis Pretzel House has historic roots before its use as a commercial pretzel bakery Peter Kreiter built the building in 1784, one of the original structures in Lititz. It was built from stones from nearby woods and streets. Windows were used to fire muskets against native Indian attacks.
Pretzels have a long historic past but their origin is uncertain. One story is of Italians monks in 610 AD using scraps of dough formed to shape children’s praying arms with three holes symbolizing the Christian Trinity.

Pennsylvania remains the center of American pretzel production, for both soft bread and hard crispy types. The state produces 80% of the nations pretzels, over $550 million annually. The annual consumption of pretzels averages nearly 1.5 pounds per American. April 26th was declared ‘National Pretzel Day’ by Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell.

Operational Hours Monday – Saturday
January – March 15
Bakery tour
10:30 AM – 3:30 PM
Bakery Store
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
March 16- December 31
Bakery tour
9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Bakery Store
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Closed New Years Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas
Tour cost
Adults $3.50
Children $2.50
219 East Main Street
Lititz, PA
Lititz is a borough 6 miles north of Lancaster, with routes 501 and 772 intersecting within its limits. Moravian Church Members founded Lititz in 1756. Lancaster was the largest inland city in the Colonies during the Revolutionary War with a current population of 59,322.
Lititz PA is a 5 hour drive of 286 miles from Rochester NY. Drive south on route 15 past the state border into Pennsylvania through Williamsburg, and Lewistown into Harrisburg. Exit onto US 76, then south on route 501 to the museum.

Here is a visitors insight into the tour
“Make your own pretzel is lots of fun! Make sure you buy a soft pretzel before you go you will want two.”

Explore The Beauty of Canada With Study Travel

For incredible inspiration and an injection of adventure in the subject you study, travel to Canada, one the most naturally diverse countries in the world. Famously clean-living, laid-back and very welcoming, the Canadians have a good standard of living and seem very content and positive about their beautiful country. Combining study, travel and a touch of adventure is the perfect way to enhance a student’s learning and encourage personal development.

Canada has much to satisfy the adventurous student. With a popular outdoor culture there is the opportunity to hike, climb, ski or kayak and explore some of the magnificent natural playground that makes up the majority of this vast country. You may be lucky enough to encounter a Grizzly Bear or even spot a Humpback Whale while on a boat trip off the west coast. Seeing one of these beauties gracefully break the surface of the ocean is an awesome experience.

Visit Niagara Falls, Canada’s Most Famed Attraction

Niagara Falls is one of the world’s most stunning [and certainly its most voluminous] waterfall in terms of water flow. The Niagara Falls waterfall is actually a group of three that is located right on the border between The United States and Canada. Just standing and taking in this amazing sight is breathtaking, but the more adventurous can get really close and take an exciting boat trip right under the fall of the water; it’s a lot of fun but be prepared to get very wet! The water racing over the precipice is deafening, the spray is spectacular and the feeling of human insignificance in the presence of such a sight is heightened. Visiting these falls is certainly a memorable and also somewhat humbling experience.

City Life

Vancouver is situated on the coast of Canada and is considered one of the best places in the world to live. A visit to Vancouver helps students identify the differences between this first world society and their own, as well as question the economic disparities and reasons for these. This city is home to a very diverse population and therefore many languages are spoken – in fact, English is the first language of only about half of the people that live here.

Another great city is the provincial, cultural and economic capital of Canada, Toronto. There are so many opportunities in the city to suit several different areas of study. Travel to Toronto to visit one of the many museums, explore Toronto Island, or climb the tallest free-standing tower in the western hemisphere, The CN Tower. The more daring among your students can even do an Edge Walk, an exhilarating no-hands walk right on the outside ledge of the tower. The views are second to none even if the experience makes it tough to keep your eyes open.

Montreal is another cultural gem. There is an eclectic art scene here and some wonderful museums housing them. If French is your field of study, travel to Quebec where students can immerse themselves in the bilingual culture. Canada has endless opportunities for exploration, study and adventure and a holiday here will certainly be one to remember.

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Most travelers, enterprise personnel and immigrants would want to hold the best flight tickets possible in buy to avoid wasting their budgets from enormous costs that will possibly value throughout their trip. Yet, these that are not resourceful enough often pays huge sums of airline ticket fees whilst other people acquired the most affordable cost they might get for that flight that they’ve been looking forward to.

What do you assume is the strategy why some people are fortunate sufficient to spend much less for an air travel ticket? To tell you actually, searching for a relatively inexpensive air travel ticket value is not that challenging as how you feel it may well wind up being. There are lots of alternatives on wherever to look for a definite of course, if only you know getting it. Alternatively of spending on an high-priced airline seat when you find yourself on the go, don’t you will know you can also spend a smaller amount for that same airline seat the opposite way about?

And if you are looking forward to airline organizations which provide discounted specials, nevertheless, you can’t anticipate it to be the cheapest airfare ticket costs. It is going to get months and many more time intervals of waiting although others presently obtained the more affordable bargains they might get with an additional choice.

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Don’t you are aware that you can get the most affordable air travel achievable during at the outset of the early morning and even in the path of late at evening? Absolutely clear on course! Fundamental essentials ideal time for you to catch greatest airline ticket offers specially when you have a hurry and you should not obtain high-priced airline tickets like lots of people do.

Know how it’s going to be obtaining crowded throughout noon some time and even during afternoons. With the enough quantity of travelers who’re maneuvering to purchase tickets throughout these hectic time, will most probable to possess larger-priced tickets compared to odd times like early in the morning or during late at night. Odd moments can make the general public feel lazy or still inside their peaceful rest possibly at this moment, ticket prices are a whole lot cheaper and it’s the perfect time for it to go and get greater discounts if you want to have the Cheapest Possible Airline Tickets.

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This Guide Will Help You Find the Best Byron Bay Apartments Around

When you go away on holiday you want a great place to stay, it can really make or break a trip. You want well appointed accommodation, somewhere that has great rooms and facilities. It also needs to be in the right location as this is critical to your holiday, being in the heart of it all is what you want. Cost is also important, finding a place that offers a great deal means you have more money to spend on the rest of your trip. Having the freedom to do what you want is also essential, you want to be able to come and go as you please, you want to be able to cook in your accommodation if you feel like it and you want to be able to relax like you would at home. When you want to get away to Byron Bay, you want to find great Byron Bay apartments that deliver it all.

Last things first, let’s look at having freedom. Apartments offer you far more freedom than other accommodation options. Staying in hotels and motels is very restricting, they are regimented, the rooms are small and there is no kitchen. With an apartment you have a home away from home, you can come and go as you please, you can cook if you want and you have a place with space. Make sure you book an apartment.

Location is also vital when looking for accommodation. You want somewhere that is an easy walking distance and central to Byron Bay beaches, shops, restaurants, galleries, hotels and markets. You want to be right in the middle of it all so you spend less time getting where you want to be and more time being where you want to be.

It is also important to find somewhere with great apartments. They need to be stylish and well appointed, comfortable and roomy. You want a place that has all the mod cons, from Austar TV to wi-fi, from full kitchen facilities through to air-con. Make sure you find apartments that have everything you need for your stay.

Also key is to find Byron Bay holiday accommodation that has great facilities as well. You want a place that has a heated swimming pool, landscaped tropical garden, BBQ facilities and undercover parking.

Finally you want to find Byron Bay holiday apartments that are well priced, they need to deliver on location, amenities and facilities, but they also need to be well priced.