Fun and Interesting things to do in Boston

Boston is New England’s largest city as well as the capital of the state of Massachusetts. In addition, it is one of the most influential, wealthy and colorful cities in America. With its vast array of historical sights, museums and outstanding live performances it is easy to see why the city draws over 16 million visitors each year, making it one of the most popular vacation destinations in the United States. Those looking for things to do in Boston may wish to consider the following attractions:

Freedom Trail

For a unique vacation experience and to learn more about the city’s rich and colorful background, visitors should consider spending time exploring Freedom Trail, one of Boston’s most engaging attractions. The 2.5-mile red brick trail running through the city covers 16 Revolutionary War points of interest and is an activity that is both educational and enjoyable.

Boston Public Garden

The Boston Public Garden, located in the heart of the city is an ideal way for vacationers to relax and unwind while enjoying the natural beauty of New England. Created in 1837, the garden is actually a spacious recreational area and park featuring a large pond adjacent to the Boston Common. Guests can take a ride on one of Boston’s famous peddle-powered swan boats or simply relax and de-stress in the beautiful surroundings of the park.

New England Aquarium

Popular with residents and vacationers alike, the New England Aquarium boasts a plethora of marine life, including sharks, penguins and a huge variety of fish. An impressively large four-story ocean tank is used to showcase the most interesting and unusual fish that live in the aquarium. After viewing the displays, tourists can enjoy a 3D movie at the IMAX Theater which is located adjacent to the aquarium.

Shopping In Boston

A trip to Boston is not complete without dedicating at least one day to shopping. Located in the historic Back Bay District, Newbury Street is a favorite Boston shopping area that boasts plenty of upscale stores, boutiques, spas, beauty salons and fine dining establishments. Chinatown is another shopper’s paradise which consists of open air markets and a wide variety of authentic Asian restaurants. Visitors can indulge in a steaming hot cup of genuine Asian green tea or enjoy a tasty meal of fresh seafood, dumplings or delicious Boston red bean cakes. With so many things to do in Boston, a trip to this enchanting city offers something for everyone.

California's Great America Is All Packaged Up…

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara has just introduced the new Great America amusement park package so that adventure seekers can get their thrills on.

Designed for those who want the ultimate in convenience to one of California’s most celebrated amusement parks, the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara’s Great America package features a guest room for up to four people; two general admission tickets to Great America*; one kid’s welcome pack upon check in; complimentary guest parking; and late 2:00 p.m. check out. The special rates start at only $159. *Additional general admission tickets are available for $40 at the hotel’s front desk.

For those that want to make their getaway a fulfilling getaway, suggestions for other nearby attractions are below.

Additionally, as an added attraction, Hyatt Regency Santa Clara is currently the temporary home of the “Alcatraz: Life on the Rock” and “Alcatraz: The Last Day” exhibits. Free and open to the public (24 hours/day, seven days/week), this comprehensive exhibit is an ideal way for families, students and visitors alike to get a real feel for the history of and the fascination with Alcatraz without making the trek to “The Rock.”

Reservations and Information
The Great America package is available from March 28 to November 2, 2014 and is based on availability. Reservations must be made in advance. Rates will vary according to dates of travel and certain restrictions apply. For reservations and additional information, visit or call (408) 200-1234 or toll free (800) 233-1234 and click on or ask for the “Special Offers.”

Boar's Head Inn, Charlottesville, Va.

Located in Charlottesville, Va., the Boar’s Head Inn is the official hotel of the University of Virginia. What this means to you as a traveler is that you should plan ahead and book early so that you won’t be disappointed. If you aren’t able to get a room here, you will be disappointed. Staying at the Boar’s Head Inn is an experience that you will not only enjoy; you will remember it for years to come.

You can feel the history and the ambiance from the moment that the door is opened for you as you walk up. Even if you are not staying in the most expensive suite, you will be treated as if you are. The staff is exceptionally friendly and your welcome will be immediate and warm.

The Rooms

A variety of different rooms are available at the Boar’s Head and they are located in different buildings. You can have a suite, a room with a balcony or a patio or a historic room in the original mill building. We were in the original mill building and loved it. Because it is a historic building not all rooms will be identical and you may find original beams at totally different locations than where ours were.

Our room

While the building and room is historic it has all the modern amenities including a work desk with a desk lamp and a comfortable chair. Two wall plugs guarantee that charging your phone, tablet or laptop won’t be an issue. A club chair with ottoman, pole lamp and side table are located adjacent to the desk. The dresser houses the coffee pot and mini fridge, the TV is on top and there is a blanket and an extra pillow in the drawers. There is an overhead light in the middle of the room and two bedside lamps so the lighting is good.

There are two recessed windows in alcoves. In our room we overlooked the lake. Our friend’s room across the hall overlooked the front entrance. The bedding is done in white and the walls are also white. The coordinating colors are a soft green with light green carpeting. It is all very peaceful and low key.

The Bed

The king size bed in the mill building is to die for. I sleep in a lot of beds; it is part of my job as a travel writer. This bed is one of the most luxurious I have ever slept in. It has a magnificent pillow top, so cushy that when I climb into bed it didn’t hurt my knee. I have no cartilage in my knee so putting my knee onto a mattress to climb in hurts. It didn’t hurt here. I was stunned. Even with that much softness, there was an underlying firmness that makes for a great sleeping bed. The sheets are so soft too, just lovely. I don’t impress easily and I was impressed.

Another thing I really liked is the original beams that frame the bed, great touch. Another original beam comes up through the floor in the bathroom.

The Bathroom

I loved the sliding door entrance to the bathroom and the original beam going from ceiling to floor. The bathroom was spacious and immaculately clean. The grout in the tiles on the floor was noticeably pristine. The amenities are from Gilchrist and Soames and are generous in size. Not only do you get the usual shampoo, conditioner and body lotion, they include shower gel. For bathing there is a tub and shower combo. The shower had great pressure and plenty of hot water. The towels are more like bath sheets, no skimping on the towels here.

The closet

A large closet is located right inside the door and holds the iron and ironing board, the luggage rack and two plush robes. A safe is also located on the shelf in the closet.


There are several dining options at the Boar Head Inn. The Mill Room is an outstanding restaurant and the Bistro 1834 Grill is a lounge with top notch food. We dined there only because it is a little more casual and also they serve the Peanut Soup at dinner and I wanted the peanut soup. You can always order in room dining as well if you prefer to eat in your room.

The resort

There is more to the Boar’s head Inn than just a comfortable bed, there is golf, a spa a world class health facility and magnificent grounds. In January the grounds were not the big attraction but on a previous visit in early November the color was stunning.

Loads of activities are going on in the area and also at the resort. While we were there the Special Olympics were taking place. Dining week in Charlottesville was coming up late in January and the Boar’s Head participates. Be sure to check their website to see what will be happening during your visit.

Discover Memorable Family Trip With Luxury and Comfortable Crete Resorts

Are you searching for the most beautiful tourist destination that replete with exotic climate, Island, mountains, natural monuments among others? If so, Crete is an ultimate destination for individuals, couples, family or corporate trip. The place is considered as a land of Heroes or Saint. It has a spiritual tradition such as mountains, historic monuments, monasteries, churches and other place of natural beauty. Here you will experience Island’s history, nature, mouthwatering cuisines, enjoys, enjoyment, Agro tourism, religious tourism among others.

You can also experience luxurious, sophisticated and comfortable accommodation services. You can rent hotels, villas, cottages, room for rents among others. If you have decided to visit Crete, then you can contact a reliable source to make your travel cheaper and memorable by getting great deals. Presently, few agencies are helping people in making their trip hassle-free and unforgettable by booking reliable accommodation, airline reservation, transportation and others. Their service allows you to enjoy at every moment with your loved ones.

Finding the best agency can be the difficult, if you don’t opt for a reliable source. You can take the help of the internet. Moreover, there is one of the leading and trustworthy service providers, who specialize in offering comfortable and reliable family hotels Greece that designed with modern amenities and comfort that allow you to explore your fun, enjoy and relax. They have been in the business for many years and have catered the specific need of the customers by offering an appropriate accommodation service.

The company offers the best value rates of Resorts Elounda, Early booking rate, best available rate, summer promotion rate, promotion, wedding packages, promotion conference packages, Spa programmers among others. So, enjoy their the Best Value Rate Program from an exclusive discount by confirming your booking by April 30th, 2014. Along with luxury accommodation, they offer exclusive club, sports & leisure, dinning facilities and guest service.

You will be provided with smart club, Crete resorts, prestige club, elite club, sliver club, exclusive club among others. They also provide you Spa service, which include:- general information, gift certificate purchasing, dietetic biotechnology dept, hydro-biontology dept, aesthetic Biontology dept, dominiqe chenot beauty dept, traditional beauty treatment, summer of beauty treatment, Spa programmers among others. All the programs are available at cost-effective prices. Whether you visit the place with family or your loved ones, you can have the advantages of Beach hotel Crete at the best rates. In order to know more information about the company, feel free to visit at their website.

I Use Software to Help Me Keep Payroll Straight for My Business

I have not yet reached a point with my business where I can hire as many people as I need to help me handle a variety of different things. I have hired some employees, but I still have to handle a lot of things on my own. When I hired my first employee, I was a bit nervous about payroll at first. However, with the help of QuickBooks payroll support and the QuickBooks program itself, it was something that I was able to grasp and handle somewhat quickly. I am grateful for this because I am not very good when I have to keep track of things with a pen and paper. I can remember my parents having to do that years ago for their business, and it was often a mess and very disorganized.

I sometimes marvel at the fact that I’m running my own business at all. It has been common in my adult life to feel that I am an imposter. Other people seem to have everything under control, but I don’t. I feel like I have friends that have everything together so that others don’t look down on them. I used to think that I’m the only one who feels that way, but I have learned that it is very common for many adults to feel like they are an imposter, too. It makes me feel better knowing that I am not alone with that type of thinking.

I have learned that feeling like you really don’t know what you’re doing and that you’re not as good as everyone else is a major sign of low self-esteem. Confidant people dive into whatever new thing that they are confronted with and work their way through the learning process without thinking negatively of themselves. They understand that everyone has to start at the beginning with many things in life, and they also understand that it is okay to make mistakes during the learning process.

Disney announces 24-hour all-night 'Disney Side Party' for Memorial Day weekend

It was very successful in each of the last two years so Disney has decided to do it all again. As per Doctor Disney on Feb. 28, 2014, Disney has announced another 24-hour, all-night event for both the Magic Kingdom park in Walt Disney World and the Disneyland Resort for a coast-to-coast event.

Disney revealed a pic on Friday morning that showed the “ultimate tweet” that was a giant hashtag made up of 140 awesome characters. It was to officially announce the “Rock Your Disney Side Party” that will take place in both parks and last a full 24-hours.

Beginning at 6:00 a.m. on May 23, 2014, the event will officially get underway. It will then end at 6:00 a.m. on May 24, 2014. Disney says the two theme parks will be “filled with Disney heroes and villains” during the whole time of the event.

Two years ago, the event was listed as “One More Disney Day” and was a 24-hour event that took place on Leap Day.

In 2013, the event kicked off the “Monstrous Summer” with another 24-hour day that coincided with the upcoming release of the new Pixar film, “Monsters University.”

Now, the company wants guests to show their #DisneySide and come dressed in costume to celebrate the good vs. evil, hero vs. villain theme that will take over Magic Kingdom and Disneyland. It’s going to bring about special treats, rare characters, and awesome events.

Making it even better is that this event will happen at the same time as the second weekend of Star Wars Weekends at Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

Oishi Japanese Restaurant competes for vacation dollar in Orlando

With several Japanese restaurants, Oishi Japanese Hibachi & Sushi Restaurant stands out from the rest of the other restaurants in Orlando, Florida.
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Food & Drink

With three sushi chefs, diners will receive high-quality sushi grade fish for their appetizers and entrees.

Customer Service

It’s a young wait staff. With large family parties, the wait staff will move and assist dining area. Tell wait staff you are on the trolley schedule and they will assist in meeting your time frame.

While TripAdvisor shares complaints of long waits, it depends on the timing. During the summer peak season, expect to wait about an average of 40 minutes for a large-dining table. During down times and late at night, consider sitting at the sushi area for quick and prompt service.

Price Point

$30 to $50, depending on menu selection


The family-owned Japanese restaurant also operates one in Tampa.

Unique Traits

Local concierge hosts shared this restaurant is their personal favorite. It is also frequented by the locals and other restaurant workers in the area.

The decor shows the cheesy Japanese interior but it plays well to the ambiance.

Contact Information

11025 International Drive, Suite A

Orlando, Florida 32821-7381

(407) 465-0088


Pick your favorite flavor

Who can resist an ice cream, even in winter? Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream is an American ice cream company with the principal factory in Waterbury Vermont. Receive a free sample of their best after seeing how it’s made.

Its factory tour is one of Vermont’s most popular tourist attractions. The tour begins with a short video about its history and company’s founders. A bird’s eye view of the production room demonstrates their manufacturing process of ice cream. The tour ends with an ice cream sample of a new flavor with more ice cream to purchase in their gift shop.

Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield founded this premium ice cream brand in 1978. Ben & Jerry’s produce ice cream, sorbet, frozen yogurt and ice cream novelty products. The company history is one of the great American dream. It begins by two childhood friends who upon college graduation decided on a unique career direction.

In 1977 they completed an ice cream making correspondence course offered by Pennsylvania State University’s Creamery. In May 1978 their $12,000 investment opened an ice cream parlor in a renovated gas station in downtown Burlington VT. In 1980 operations were expanded in larger quarters with ice cream packed in pints.

The factory is open year round. Manufacturing is scheduled five days a week from Monday through Friday, closed on major holidays. Guided tours are conducted every 30 minutes the last daily tour 1 hour before closing.

Tour hours
November through June
10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
June though August
9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
August through October
9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tour fee
Adults – $4
Seniors – $3
Kids 12 and younger – free
1281 Waterbury Stowe Road
Waterbury, VT

Ben & Jerry’s winter festival is Saturday March 1, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM offering free tours all day. They give free ice cream cones for moms on May 11, 2014, and free cones for dads on June 15.

Waterbury is a town of 5,064 population 24 miles northwest of Montpelier. It is 28 miles east of Burlington and 11 miles south of Stowe. Nearby Waterbury is Mt. Mansfield, the highest peak in the state. Montpelier is the state capital, a center for insurance and granite quarrying industries with a population of 8,035. Stowe is a town of 4,314 population with New England’s finest downhill ski runs.

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream is a 338 mile drive of 6:15 hours from Rochester NY. Drive I-90 east to Albany then north on US 87 past Glen Falls exit to route 4 east. Continue route 4 east across Vermont to US 89 before the Vermont border. Drive north on US 89 past Montpelier to Waterbury. Exit from US 89 on exit 10, 1-mile north on route 100 follow signs to Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream.

Here’s what one visitor thought of the tour.
“The facility is bright and bubbly and the kids loved it!”

The Document Attestation Required Before Going Abroad

The whole world is becoming a global village by each passing day. More and more people are ready to explore cross border opportunities which are available readily. The growing popularity of the region of Middle East points towards the fact that the region has gained prominence and has become a job hub which is attracting hundreds and thousands of individuals everyday to visit the country and carve out a promising career for themselves.

While going to a foreign country you must pay attention to certain important tasks which when completed facilitates your smooth and hassle free entry. Certificate attestation is one such task which should not and cannot be overlooked as it stands out as the most important pre – requisite which needs to be fulfilled. Degree attestation is the fundamental process of providing authenticity to the various educational documents you carry while traveling to a foreign land. The documents have to pass through a long line up of government bodies whose signatures and seal is required in the process of document validation.

As and when the original set of documents reaches the concerned government department and authority they perform the necessary steps so that the documents can be presented as a set of legal papers. In the event of visiting a foreign country it is important to carry accredited documents to avoid any kind of inconvenience.

As mentioned, the region of Middle East is a job hub which attracts many a person. There had been instances proving the fact that many individuals possessing fake documents manage to sneak into different countries. Some resort to unfair practices and carry fake certificates to land up a job. To counter such issues, document attestation and apostille comes as an apt solution.

Carrying validated documents saves you from the fingers which might get pointed towards you. You can have a ready and satisfying answer in case somebody eyes you and your documents with suspicion. Document attestation undoubtedly instils in you the added confidence as you have the signatures of the government authorities on your set of documents. The task of document attestation, however, poses the picture of an enduring and tiring task to be completed.

Those who have had a prior experience would agree to the fact that finding a reliable degree attestation agency is a tough task on an individual’s part. Getting a document attestation requires the individual to trust the attestation agency with the original documents so a thorough investigation on the certificate attestation agency is definitely needed. Individual’s should necessarily look into the clientèle of the certificate agency and comprehend the level and degree of the customer satisfaction and take a decision based on that.

7 Things To Consider When Planning For A Vacation In The US

It is advisable to prepare well for your vacation in order in to have a good time. You should only select holiday destinations that you fancy.
It is important to plan and travel smart if you want to have an experience of a lifetime during your vacation in the US. Travelers can have a smooth journey and a comfortable stay if they take some time to prepare adequately for their vacation. Having a vacation in the US requires you to put certain things into consideration. This article will highlight some of the things you need to do in order to have a successful vacation the US:
1. Choose your destination
There are many holiday destinations in the US and that is why it is important to choose your destinations in advance. There are some holiday destinations that are similar to each other in terms of facilities and cultures and doing some research before travelling can be of great help to you. You can look on the internet to find out some of the most interesting destinations in the US.
2. Get travel insurance and book your tickets early
Buying tickets in America is very expensive especially during busy seasons. It is advisable to do your booking in advance in order to get a fair deal. The other advantage of early booking is that some of the companies help you a great deal in the planning process.
3. Book your hotel room together with your flight
You can get the best rate by making accommodation comparisons the moment you book for your flight. It is very difficult to get the best rates especially during busy seasons.
4. Ensure your hotel room current
You need to need to apply for a new passport if your current one is expired to avoid problems with the authorities. It takes a minimum of three months to process a passport and that is why you should make your application in advance because you might end up missing your New Jersey Vacation. It is important to play it safe even if the passport can take 6-8 weeks.
5. Check your flights
It is advisable to confirm your travel arrangements two weeks before you plan to travel to a particular destination. Every airport has its rules and it is important to ensure that adequate arrangements are put in place to comply with the current rules
6. Consider the season and pack accordingly
There is always a difference in fashion in different seasons and it is important to remain relevant. There are special attires for both winter and summer Maryland Vacation. You can buy some local items to avoid over packing. It is always a wonderful to feel like a tourist even if you are a US citizen.
7. Arrive early for flights
It is important to arrive at the airport in a positive mindset at least there hour before time for you to travel without any problems. You should also know your embassy location and telephone number if you are a foreigner.