In-flight Entertainment Options

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Flying is something that we all end up doing sooner or later, more or less frequently. And it’s something that has its quirks, and one of the biggest snags about flying, especially if you’re flying alone, is how you’ll pass the time. Even a short flight can become boring if you don’t have something to do. You’ll be in a relatively confined space and there’s not much to look at – even looking out of the plane’s window can get boring.

Some planes will have in-flight entertainment options, but whether you’ll enjoy it or not is a matter of taste. After all, the movie or show that they’ll be playing may not be one that you like. And if it’s not, you better have something else to do while you’re up there.

Some people try to strike casual conversation with the people next to them. This is something that can be looked at in two ways: if you like it and the other person likes it also, then it’s a great way to spend some time. If one of the people is bothered by it, it can lead to some potentially awkward situations. If you are the person who doesn’t like to be talked to, there are many ways that you can subtly indicate this, and it ties in nicely with some of our suggestions to keep yourself occupied during the flight.

The notion that you need some sort of piece of technology to keep you entertained is not necessarily true. A good book or a magazine can definitely do the trick. The thing is, if you’re going on a long flight, you’ll want to have a variety of media to keep you occupied. Surely you can spend a couple of hours reading a book, but eventually you’ll want to do something different. And we recommend that whatever gadget you pick is capable of performing more than one task. First and foremost, make sure it can be used in an airplane. You can have a phone loaded up with games, music and movies but they probably won’t let you even turn it on – not even in “flight mode”. The same thing with laptops: there might be restrictions in place which won’t allow you to use them in certain airplanes. But there are many other things that you can do. Modern day portable game systems not only allow you to play games on them, but also come with a hard drive where you can store music and movies. This selection should keep you entertained for quite some time. Modern mp3 players also serve as a mobile multimedia platform, which can also be used to play movies and games as well as music. These are also usually cheaper than most portable games consoles, so they might be a better option for you if you’re not an avid gamer.

Whatever your choice of entertainment, remember to plan for how long your flight is. Make sure you have a full battery and a lot of different options, otherwise you might be stuck with nothing to do for hours.

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The Mickey Mouse Paradise!

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Walt Disney world holidays have been popular for decades! Among children and adults alike, it’s been a family favorite, and for very good reason. The loveable Disney characters that are apart of all our childhoods and favorite films, are just such a joy to spend your holiday around, people come to Disneyworld time and time again.

So, let’s get down to business…the theme parks! I have to say the water parks are my favorite! Starting with ‘Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon’ it covers 56-acres in total and is embedded in a tropical jungle paradise. It has nine waterslides, one of which is at the very top of ‘Mount Mayday’ and is a near vertical drop/waterslide…only the bravest dare! Other attractions include the amazing ‘Rocky Rapids’, a six-foot waving making machine, a chance to swim with real sharks, and the opportunity to go snorkeling in the Disney’s take on the Great barrier Reef! Disney legend has it, that this part of the park was born out of a huge storm that saw the little village there being completely destroyed and turned over. Surfboards were hurled into palm trees and boats smashed on to the side of houses (which is still notable today in the park, as you will see!) Miss Tilly one of the native villagers (the Typhoon Lagoon Mascot) managed to escape the chaos and took her boat all the way around Florida, upon returning back the storm was still raging and her boat was propelled onto the very edge of the volcano ‘Mount Mayday’, which to this day it still remains. As the storm passed, the villagers noticed lots of new waterways, rivers and rapid tracks had been created by the torrential storm, so they decided to build a water park for everyone to enjoy.

Now although this Disney tale isn’t based in the complete truth, it’s still a fun bed time story to tell the kids before they come!

Now you know a little about the attractions, let’s look at some of the weird and wonderful facts about the most magical place on earth. Disneyworld is located south-west of the state of Orlando in the United States, and covers a whopping 31,000 acres of land!! Disneyworld was created by the infamous Walt Disney and he opened its gates to the public on 1st October 1971. It is the world’s biggest and most popular theme park, averaging around 16 million visitors every year…that’s over 45,000 people per day!!! It has 23 on-site themed hotels, a massive camping area for families in the summer, two health spas, a gym, a cinema, a Olympic sized swimming pool in its main hotel, and even…its very own golf course! It has four theme parks which are, The ‘Magic Kingdom’ , ‘Epcot’, Disney’s Hollywood Studio’s and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It also has two water parks, which are the worlds famous, Disney’s ‘Typhoon Lagoon’ and Disney’s ‘Blizzard Beach’.

Disneyworld holidays are easily reachable by car, coach and via plane for international customers. Most popular airlines fly out to Disneyworld from a range of different places around the world, so there’s no excuse not to go on your next family holiday here!

Maria is a Orlando holidays ultimate fan of all things Disney and a keen travel writer and SEO copywriter for Kenwood Travel.

Disneyworld! You’re never too old to go!

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Holidays to Orlando have been popular for decades due to the Mickey Mouse paradise that is Disneyworld! Its every kid’s dream (and adults, even if they deny it!) to go to the magical, amazing, Disneyworld where all your fantasies and dreams come true! Well maybe not for the grownups so much, but they still have lots of fun and are happy the kids are entertained at least!

Ok, so before we get on to all the attractions and amazingly fun things to do at Disneyworld, let’s look at some of the weird and wonderful facts about the most magical place on earth. Disneyworld is owned by the infamous Walt Disney and he opened its gates to the public on 1st October 1971. Disneyworld is located south-west of the state of Orlando in the United States, and covers a whopping 31,000 acres of land!! It is the world’s biggest and most popular theme park, averaging around 16 million visitors every year…that’s over 45,000 people per day!!! It has four theme parks which are, The ‘Magic Kingdom’ , ‘Epcot’, Disney’s Hollywood Studio’s and Disney’s Animal Kingdom. It also has two water parks, which are the worlds famous, Disney’s ‘Typhoon Lagoon’ and Disney’s ‘Blizzard Beach’. It has 23 on-site themed hotels, a massive camping area for families in the summer, two health spas, a gym, a cinema, a Olympic sized swimming pool in its main hotel, and even…its very own golf course!

Now let get to the fun part…the theme parks! The ‘Magic kingdom’ which was inspired by the actual dreams of Walt Disney himself (which you’ll be able to tell), is the perfect, picturesque, fairytale land that your little ones will especially enjoy! It has the legendary, trademark, Disney Cinderella castle as the main focal point of the park that towers above everything so it’s a good meeting point if anyone gets lost! The ‘Magic Kingdom’ spans across 107 acres and is home to seven other mesmerizing lands all waiting to be explored. There is over 500 rides and attractions within the ‘Magic Kingdom’ and its sub categories, that consist of ‘Main street, U.S.A’, ‘Adventureland’, ‘Frontierland’, ‘Fantasyland’ and  ‘Liberty Square’. The ‘Magic Kingdom’ pays homage to Disney’s classic cartoon traditions so therefore is popular amongst children and adults, for both nostalgia and amusement alike. Most popular rides include, Astro Orbiter, The Magic Carpet, Thunder Mountain Railroad, Space Mountain and Splash Mountain. Other top activities available here are ‘The Pirate League’, where your little buccaneers’ can learn to be little salty sea dogs just like there favorite Disney characters such as, Captain Jack Sparrow from the blockbuster films  ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’. They also have a daily parade that runs all the way through the ‘Magic Kingdom’ that features all the memorable characters from Disney’s most popular classics such as Dumbo, Goofy, Pluto, Donald Duck, Cinderella, Aladdin, and the Lion Kings infamous Simba.

Orlando Holidays to Disneyworld are easily reachable by car, coach or via plane for international customers. Most popular airlines fly out to Disneyworld from a range of different places around the world, so there’s no excuse not to go on your next family holiday here!

Maria is a Orlando holidays ultimate fan of all things Disney and a keen travel writer and SEO copywriter for Kenwood Travel

Benefits Of Log Cabin Holidays

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If you are looking for the best way to spend your vacation, why not consider log cabin holidays? This is the perfect opportunity for anyone who loves the outdoors. The one thing that many people like so much of the fact that it is more affordable than staying in a hotel. If you are looking to have a vacation that is not going to break your budget, this is a wonderful option.

Basically, you will be staying in a log cabin in the wilderness. This is the perfect option for people who like to go camping but do not want to sleep in a tent on the ground. If you live in the United Kingdom, you most likely have heard of this type of vacation because this is where they are well known. However, you can find this type of vacation anywhere on earth.

Besides the fact that you will be saving money, there are other things that will benefit you also. The first thing that you are going to notice if the fact that it is very peaceful in the woods. You’re not going to have to deal with the noise of traffic. However, these cabins are usually located far away from the nearest city. Therefore, you are not going to have many touristy attractions nearby. If you’re looking to spend a weekend by a lake, this is a wonderful option for you.

In most cases you can plan on having a fireplace as well as a minimum of two bedrooms. You can guarantee that you will have plenty of wood to burn in your stove as well as a hot shower or bath. It is common for electricity to be included and possibly a television. If you are willing to pay extra money, you can even have a hot tub in your cabin. Many times, a log cabin can be just as luxurious as staying in a five-star hotel.

If this is something you’re interested in planning, why not get online and begin looking? You are guaranteed to find luxury log cabins Lake District online.