Travelling to Paris in these hard times? Try bed & breakfast to match the economy

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One of the most ideal choice for short term as well as long stay during these difficult times is to use bed & breakfast. Believe me, it is more than value for money and it is not even hard to find a good Bed & Breakfast in Paris these days, thanks to this unique site Hotel Paris which can arrange bed-and-breakfast accommodation in Paris and getting good reviews from it’s customers.

Hotel Paris has a very wide choice of accommodation options that caters for all budgets. When calculating accommodation costs in Paris, assumes you’ll spend from Euros 20 per person per night in a hostel and at least Euros 35 for a wash-basin-equipped double in a budget Hotel Paris (count on anything up to Euros 65 if you want your own shower). Bear in mind that you may be charged up to Euros5 to use communal showers in budget hotels. If you can’s go without your daily ablutions, it is often a false economy staying at such places.

Hotels Paris offer some of the best value for money of any midrange budget accommodation in this bustling European Capital. Hotels at this level always have en suite bathrooms; all rooms listed in this section have showers or baths unless noted otherwise. These hotels charge between Euros 65 and Euros 150 for a double and are generally excellent value, especially at the higher end.

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Pasadena, Crown of the Valley and a City with Conscience

pasadena_night A group of 27 settlers met on a knoll beside the Arroyo Seco to picnic and subdivide their 4,000 acres of land, launching a new village under the California sunshine. The land, purchased for $25,000 had been platted in 15-acre parcels. The following year, seeking a native American name with a pleasant sound, the newcomers named their colony “Pasadena,” from a Chippewa word suggesting “Crown of the Valley.”

Pasadena is situated on a broad alluvial slope below the San Gabriel Mountains. From its earliest years, the town of Pasadena has been richly endowed by nature. The abundant sunshine, dramatic mountains, and sparkling streams invited settlers to a near-paradise.

Pasadena is a sophisticated city but still fringed with large natural areas: the Arroyo Seco on the west, Eaton Canyon on the east, and the San Gabriel Mountains to the north. Parks and native plant gardens preserve gems of nature within the city. A broad canopy of street trees now gives Pasadena a green and shady aspect. Today the city is nearly built out and has about 146,000 residents. With annexations over the years, its area has grown to about 22 square miles.

Today’s Pasadena offers a host of lodging options With 2,500 guestrooms. Pasadena is home to five major hotels, four of which are within walking distance of the Pasadena Convention Center. The city also has 11 quaint motels and inns. The staff at the Pasadena Convention & Visitors Bureau can assist you in selecting and booking the right hotel for your meeting or event. All of Pasadena Hotels evoke the splendor of days gone by. Today, these restored and elegant resort hotels feature grand getaways to spoil, pamper and indulge guests in luxurious surroundings.

New generation travel sites and blogs of our times

Travel blogs are not about travelogues or beautiful pictures any more. New age of travel bloggers can be seen reporting from the Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport.

New generation has arrived already unnoticed and making felt their presence very loudly! Mad-mad world of e-travel is no more governed by the Kayak or Expedia, not even by IAN’s brainchild Hotel dot com or rivals Booking dot com but bunch of novice bloggers.

The other day I was browsing huge possibilities of education travel market which is very popular business these days in India. It seems that Education Travel Agents or one can say Study Abroad Consultants are not very keen on spending lot of money on e-solutions and to be very frank it is not easy to offer anything of such kind on the WWW but still Global Study Resources has done a remarkable job of engaging few big travel companies along with Careerbuilder and hostelbookers to offer all services one student requires for study abroad drill on single web site.

Study Abroad Commission Junction, a wordpress.com blog is one of the best examples of how to bind the business communities together for one and only cause; ‘BUSINESS’. I really liked the design and whole concept of this unique blog which is proving out to be one of the most busiest platform for Study Abroad Agents, marketing managers of Language Schools, Colleges & Universities worldwide. Updated information about the worldwide study abroad workshops is available for Agents and educational institutes. Most interesting part of the blog is it’s posts which are some times very hard hitting and discuss very serious matters.

Travel blogs are not about travelogues or beautiful pictures any more. New age of travel bloggers can be seen reporting from the Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport. Destination On Time sent it’s reporter which I was told is founder of this blog to Bangkok to cover the deadly drama of Bangkok’s Airport siege last month.  They do offer online air and hotel booking also.

Honor of being one of the most popular travel blog in Scandinavia or at least Sweden goes to Viking Goes Traveling which enjoys high Swedish traffic ranks and affiliation with almost all the major online travel players of Sweden. I liked the name though!

Now comes the turn of very controversial travel blog which deals in very serious matters such as Human Trafficking, Illegal Border Crossings, Illegal Immigration and other controversial stories related with travel industry. Blog is very well affiliated and monetized mainly with Linkshare.

And finally last but not least a new kid on the block. A blog which deals mainly with media related stories has come up recently and doing remarkable job of addressing the cause. Blog’s title says it all; ‘WE WILL BE BACK AFTER SHORT COMMERCIAL BREAK‘.