THE BEST HOTELS IN SAN JOSE

San Jose is home to amazing sceneries, breath-taking city parks, glittering buildings, and generous people. When you decide to visit this place for a vacation or business trip, you will have something fun to do all the time.

After a busy day in this city, you will need a place to rest your head. Below are some of the best hotels in San Jose.

The Hotel Valencia Santana Row

Looking for a hotel with cozy and luxurious accommodation facilities? This is a boutique hotel that will offer you with nothing but the best. Most travelers to this place have described this hotel as the most romantic in San Jose, thanks to its up-to-the-minute rooms, where you can bed down with your significant other, and enjoy the comfort of the leather-dressed furnishings, with beds customized to fit your needs and preferences. Browse hidden gems and other places in the city through the complementary Wi-Fi offered at Hotel Valencia Santana Row.

The 50” flat screen TVs will enable you stay connected with the world, and will offer the utmost entertainment you need at the comfort of your bed. Worried about meals and drinks? Worry no more. This hotel will provide you with the meal of your choice, and you will be surprised to be served with your favorite meal from your country. At the rooftop bar, you will drink your preferred beer or cocktail, as you dance to the music from top-rated DJs in the city.

The relaxing outdoor pool and hot tub will offer you with the freshness you need whenever you feel tired.

The Juniper Hotel Cupertino

This is the ultimate hotel that brings a boutique atmosphere to the entire Silicone Valley. Being part of the new collection of the Hilton’s Curio, it is surely a place you should set your feet in the next time you pay a visit to San Jose.

The interior design of the rooms in this hotel are simply amazing. The blending of the red, yellow, and blue accents will tempt you to stay longer, and interact with the unique beauty up-close and personal for quite longer.

The rooms are equipped with large flat-screen TVs, super-speed internet, and deluxe beddings. For tasty food and luxury without a hefty price tag, this is the place to be.

Fairmont San Jose

The fact that it is located adjacent to the San Jose Museum means that this is a hotel that attract business travelers and tourists in equal measures. Most guests praise this palatial hotel for its accommodation that is equipped with magnificent amenities that are hard to beat. With individual climate control, large flat-screen TVs, snug beds, and efficient marble bathrooms, this is one hotel you cannot afford to turn a blind eye on the next time you visit San Jose.

 

The Hilton Santa Clara

This hotel’s location is what appeases many travelers. It sits opposite the Santa Clara Convention center, it’s about 2 miles from the Great America Theme Park, and it is situated a few meters from Levi’s Stadium.

Withy mini-fridges, signature Hilton Serenity Beds, 37” flat-screen TVs, and fast-speed Wi-Fi access, the accommodation facilities in this hotel are superb. Additionally, there is an efficient pool area and fitness center; thus you can remain fresh while still enjoying the serenity of the environment. Due to the fact that it is near the Levi’s Stadium, securing a parking area when there is a football match can be challenging, but this should not deter you from securing a room here the next time you visit San Jose.

WHAT TO DO IN COLUMBUS, OHIO: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE

Columbus, Ohio is not just a town like any other. It is more or less a college town, where people come to watch and learn. The town is made up of an array of beautiful destinations including zoos, nature trails, amazing parks, museums, and historic neighborhoods. This makes it a darling to many travelers. Whether you come alone or with your loved ones, below are some things you should try out.

Take a Walk around the German Village

This amazing historic destination is located on the southern side of the downtown Columbus. It lies on a 233-acre piece of land; thus it’s a vast area with a broad range of activities. Whether you want to take a nature walk, dine, drink, or shop, this amazing destination will always have something good in store for you.

The cobblestone streets and the brick buildings will give you a one-time-experience you cannot find anywhere else in the globe. This is a top reason why walking around this area is the top thing you should do when you visit Columbus, Ohio.

Watch a Live Show at the Columbus Civic Theatre

This is a small, but a theatre full of life and awesome shows. An important thing to note, however, is the fact that this theatre has a sitting capacity of 50 guests; thus the seats are allocated on a first-come first-serve basis. Book early, and get a spot where you will get an opportunity to intimately engage with your favorite entertainment. Down the road, you will find the Weiland’s market, where you can grab your favorite bottle of wine or bear, which you can take at the theatre as you get entertained.

Eat At the North Market

Do you love eating? Do you want a place where you will chew every minute, and still yearn for more? Visit the North Market, a place of plenty.  Here, you will find the freshest produce the world has to offer. There are over 30 merchants selling a myriad d of products; thus you can grab a beautiful piece of jewelry, furniture, or a bunch of flowers for your loved ones the moment your tummy gets full.

Experience The Villa Nova’s Happy Hour

If you came along with your family and friends, this is one of the things you should consider doing. This Italian-American Hotel is a major attraction to a wide range of clients from all walks of life.  Apart from offering its famous full lunch and dinner menu, this the place you will get the greatest happy hour in town. You will have an opportunity to enjoy heavily discounted drinks, and snack on free pizzas, wings, and a range of other bar straps. Be aware! This deals gets busy and goes faster than lightening. Be swift!

Watch a March at Ohio Stadium

Football is the biggest game in Columbus. If you are in town in the late autumn and summer months, always get into the stadium and watch a thrilling home march. Regardless of the weather, the game here will always be exhilarating!

TIPS FOR GETTING THE MOST OUT OF YOUR AFRICAN SAFARI

You have planned everything, and you are now headed to the best destination in the world; Africa. All you need is the best African safari experience, huh? With the right planning, the right people, and if you are in at the right time, you are good to go. You will have fun that you could not find anywhere else in the entire globe.

Whether you are headed for a leopard safari in Kenya, a Rhino Safari in Zimbabwe, or you want to experience the great wilder beast migration at the Serengeti, an African Safari will never disappoint, and will exceed your expectations if you follow the following tips to the letter.

Pack the right things

You know what you need for an African safari, right? If it is not your first time, you are obviously a guru, but if you are doing it for the first time, you better carry the following items, or you will learn it the hard way;

  • Clothes and toiletries
  • Camera
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Prescription drugs
  • A pair of binoculars
  • Your documents e.g. passports, travel insurance, and many more (have them, you never know what the wilderness have in store for you)
  • …and other items you deem important to you.

Have a great connection with your guide

Guides are resourceful and highly knowledgeable people. They do one of the most difficult job in the world, working with people from different places, cultures, and speaking in distinct languages. Do not give them a hell of a time. Of you need to get the best out of your safari. Ask them questions, and seek clarifications on anything you need to know. Share your drinks and food with them, make them part of your safari. Let him be himself, and develop a mutual beneficial rapport with him. That way, you will always have the best.

Maximize your time

Don’t spend much time in your tent. The reason you came to Africa for a safari is simply because you want the best. Grab your drinks and food and run to the wildness. Sleep less, and explore more. Learn the behavior of animals and whatever else Mother Nature provided to Africa. If your guide finds out that you are a super fanatic of an African safari, he will do anything in his power to make your safari a memorable part of your life.

Never do a comparison

Never compare your experience with that of others. If you do, you will lose all your joy, and you will have the urge to go back home as soon as possible. Have your own experience. Do not even think of the other safari you went last year, or some years back. Tune your mind to the present moment, and enjoy that moment. Own the experience, and you will automatically get the best out of it.

Disconnect yourself from the norm

When in your safari, forget technology. Forget about who tagged you what on Facebook, who posted what on Instagram, or who emailed you. If you want to have the best, do one honorable thing; DISCONNECT. Don’t even have a look at your tablet or laptop. Live in the 1980’s, live the ideal jungle life. If you find out that you are in a place where there is no phone signal, do not get angry and curse the government of the land, count yourself lucky and enjoy the African Safari experience you came for!

Top Beaches in Spain

Costa Blanca beaches, are, up there with the best of them.  It’s not just the sand.  It’s everything else that goes with it.   In my humble opinion, our local beaches are almost as good as the best Caribbean beaches without the humidity or the 12-hour flight.

When you think of ideas for a vacation in Spain, things-to-do besides ‘just going to the beach’ comes to mind.  What little pocket of Spain allows you more than you bargain for when it comes to top ideas for a vacation in Spain?

There are so many beaches in Spain, that you’d be spoilt for choice.

Many Costa Blanca beaches are blue-flagged meaning they are safe and protected, and have many services, even handicapped facilities.

And, many are within 10 minutes of Perleta Magic. Each has its own parameters, may it be distance from where you’ve parked the car (it’s free parking next to the beaches of Santa Pola),  the length of beach you’re accustomed to, an urban variety, or the idea of fighting your way across golden dunes to a wild natural stretch of sandy beach, it’s all here on our doorstep, ready for you to enjoy.

Or, perhaps it’s the availability of chiringuitos (beach bar/shacks that have beer on tap), or maybe, perhaps like Robinson Crusoe it’s the natural aspect that interests you on your vacation.

There are 15 kilometres of white sandy beaches waiting for you, within ineasy reach from Perleta Magic. These are all very safe to enjoy swimming, diving and other water sports, and are all under the careful management of the local Santa Pola ayuntamiento (council).

To begin with, we start at the northern end.  Closer to Alicante airport, you find Playa Carabassi,  an enormous, deep, deep area backed by sand dunes and naturist reserves.  Around the corner there is a natural area of tide-pools backed by cypress trees.  In this area of Spain, Spanish families on vacation go en masse to the beach. They bring everything (including the kitchen sink) to make and enjoy a huge feast by the sea.

They complete this picture with fold-up tables and chairs, a huge brolly or a fold-up open-sided tent, picnic foods, all wrapped up in clingfilm like chorizos, jamon, pasta with clams, freshly cooked fish, squid and salads… or even a ‘pollo asado’ or two, freshly cooked rotisserie chicken, falling of the bones, so succulent and juicy.

Fishing is more than popular here, in the off-peak months. Then more coves await you at Santa Pola del Este.  Most are half-moon shaped, and backed onto by cobbled cycle pathways, it’s a more quiet beachfront.  And you’ll see in front of you the Island of Tabarca, at its closest to the mainland.  You’d swear that you could even make it to Tabarca Island swimming.

Then around to the urban stretches in Santa Pola itself: Gran Playa, Playa Lissa ,Playa Tamarit, Playa Varadero, Playa Levante .  Bars and restaurants are within easy reach.

Cost Blanca beaches in general are of high standard, but unless you love the beach no matter what, is there anything else?  In Santa Pola’s case, the bay off its beaches is perfect for kite-surfing and wind-surfing, pitting skill and agility against forces of nature.   World championships in both sports are annual events here.

Many kite-surfer enthusiasts and services (like kite-surfers schools, etc) can be found on Playa La Gola, which is past the urban area and next to the salt-flats.  Wind-surfer schools and services are also on Gran Playa – maybe try it when you’re at Perleta Magic?…excellent!

Favorite beaches of Tenerife – Las Terrasistas

This is a completely man made beach, but it nonetheless a popular for it’s beautiful for it’s white sand beaches & palm trees. Perfect for relaxing with a beer. It is next to the capital of Santa Cruz.

https://teidetrips.com/en/excursiones/south/excursiones-a-el-teide – This is a great site for organizing your trip.

Playa Pinet and Playa La Marina are found slightly further afield, ie. after the salt flats. Both are long, deep golden stretches of natural sand, great if you want to sun all day long – there are one or two restaurants there, perfect for a quick snack or a more substantial meal.  Then back to swimming and tanning with your favourite mojitos or margaritas at the customary chiringuitos or two for liquid refreshments – oh yeah! that’s what we’re talking about!