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The purpose of its creation is precisely to exchange travel tips with friends of the page, the different ‘tips’  we collected through our travels, share experiences, make known places through photographs, in short, everything that could be useful to those planning a trip.
When you go to an agency, we haven’t generally all the time we’d want to ask all to the agent; if you are looking on the net, it is not sure that all what they say is what we will really find at the destination so what is better than our own testimonies?
We  have people with experience in the field to whom we can ask our questions, small local businesses who would like to be known, bed and breakfast, hotels, guest houses, apartments everywhere and we could organize trips, group trips,  tours, etc.
It is a great challenge and we will do our endeavor to make our idea works also with your interaction.
Have fun and feel free to participate and spread the word to friends and family.
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International Exhibition of Tourism and Travel, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Are you passionate about travel?

You think about your next trip, but you are not sure where to go?

You are counselor or travel agent and are looking for more information for you customers?

So take advantage of the International Exhibition of Tourism and Travel (SITEV) held in Montreal from 19th to 21st October 2018 at Place Bonaventure. You will meet many exhibitors who will be pleased to talk to you about different destinations, travel enthusiasts like you. You can find lot of information, advice, lectures, tours, news, catalogs, etc.

Tips

Look at the programme if you want to attend conferences or presentations.

For a better visit, leave your coat in the cloakroom ($).

You can buy your ticket on line and save $3,00.

If you are a counselor or travel agent, present your business card to the accreditation counter and you will receive your free ticket.

Warnemünde, Germany

Warnemünde is a seaside resort at the mouth of the Warnow; north of the city of Rostock and overlooking the Baltic Sea. It is a small town known for having beautiful beaches of 150 meters wide, its small fishing port, the sale of fresh fish on the spot and its walk along the Old Canal, with several restaurants, pubs and kiosks selling typical or craft products depending on the season of the year. It is also an important port of call for cruise ships and tourism is one of its most important resources. You can find an old lighthouse built in 1897 that still operates and close to it, a building called Teepott (teapot in German) with a curved roof that dates from 1926; it was renovated in 2002; it houses restaurants. In the old part of the city, you will find picturesque fishermen’s houses, very well maintained. You can also visit the church dating from 1866.

Tips

If you want to go to Rostock and you are 4 people or more, you can take a train ticket for the group traveling together and you will get a very good price. You will have to go to the Tourist Office to get it.

If you visit the city while doing a cruise, it is possible to visit Warnemünde and Rostock in the same day.

In summer it is possible to visit the lighthouse tower (37 meters high) from where you can have a very beautiful view of the Baltic Sea even as the northern districts of Rostock.

Aghia Efimia, Kefalonia, Greece

Aghia Efimia, situated 7 km north of Sami and 30 km from Argostoli, is a little fishing village on the east-coast of Kefalonia Island, surrounded by mountains to the north, west and south, which form the Pyllaros Valley. It was once one of the island’s more important centres of trade with stately homes and mansions but unluckily there was an earthquake in 1953 that destroyed the village completely; however with the help from France, they rebuilt it. From the village to Sami, the beaches are made up of white pebbles. It has a natural bay and beach and the water is really clean so it makes snorkeling a very recommended activity. The village is so centrally located on Kefalonia island, that it is also a perfect accommodation base to explore the rest of the island. It is still a very peaceful place with very friendly people taking care of you. The village offers you all you need. There are bars, cafés and taverns where you can enjoy typical food. There is also a new walkway beyond the harbour lined with benches.

Tips

There are some small pebbly coves and some beaches where the only possibility to go is by boat. You can hire a motor boat or take a taxi boat. None of the beaches have any facilities such as loungers and umbrellas for rent so you must take anything you need with you; especially bottled water.
There’s the local church of Saint Efimia who celebrates its day with a barbeacue and dancing (July, 10th).
You can also take a water taxi to visit the neighbouring islands of Ithaca and Lefkas or book a private tour too.
There’s a bus service operating among the villages nearby or from Argostoli.