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Currency Exchange & Spending on Your European Vacation

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You probably won’t want to carry a lot of cash with you when you set off for your vacation in Europe because of the risk of loss or theft.  However, it’s a good idea to have some notes with you when you arrive at your destination just in case you need to buy something at the airport or have an emergency need for cash before you can get to a bank. 

You’ll probably see some currency exchange kiosks or shops at the airport when you arrive.  However, these places tend to offer the worse exchange rates, so it’s much better to buy your foreign currency before you leave the US.  Whether you need euros or pound sterling, you should order the currency at least 3-4 weeks before your departure.  Most US banks will be able to supply you with the currency you need especially if you have a checking …

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Extended Stay Apartments

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More and more travellers are now paying more attention to short stay apartment Sydney instead of conventional hotels. This has also resulted in mushroom growth of these apartments. Just like in the hotel business, there are some good quality furnished apartments and some are not so good. Most of these Hotel Apartments are in the unorganized sector and as such there are no ratings. The following information will help you select a decent place, especially when you are making reservations from far away places.

The first test is to the analyze the company’s website. There are some operators who do not even have a website. They place regular ads in newspapers and are also listed in the yellow pages. A company’s website is actually a reflection of what the company is all about. If the layout and the designing of the website is poor, then you can expect their apartment …

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Whale Watching in California

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The most frequented whale watching areas of California are considered as being between the Channel Islands and the mainland. When taking a whale watching cruise from Ventura or Santa Barbara, you stand a good chance of seeing blue whales, humpbacks and the rare minke whales. Whale watching trips range from two hours, to a cruise that can last for several days, leave from harbours and marinas along the entire coast of California.

You can see more information at Whale watching Byron bay.

Good sightings of whales from land are at Centerville Beach and Guthrie Beach at Ferndale from January until March. At Point Reyes at Lighthouse and Chimney Rock, best viewing times are from December to April, where a shuttle to these locations operates from Drake’s Beach at the weekends.

Just south of Carmel, at Point Lobos State Reserve, it is possible to tour a whaler’s cabin as well …