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Going to Europe – How About a First Class Travel Guide?

Are you thinking of traveling to Europe? Perhaps you might want to go now before they institute the cap and trade tax for airliners, which could increase the price of your airfare. Or, maybe you wish to wait until the Euro drops in price against the US Dollar, as the slow-motion train wreck of the European economy will finally make a trip to Europe affordable again. Still, whenever you do go, there is a great book and travel guide that I highly recommend. This is a book I own myself and have used; it’s the best one I’ve found so far. The name of the book is;

“Travel Book Europe – The Guide to Premier Destinations,” (Twelfth Edition) by a Contractor for the American Automobile Club, 2011, 576 pages, ISBN: 978-159508-400-2.

This book is totally comprehensive, and relatively small and compact. Just about everything you need to know including what you need before you go and it covers the following countries; Austria, Belgium, Britain, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland. There are maps of each country, all the best and safest places to go, all the museums, downtown areas, train stations, and information about history, and historical landmarks.

Best of all there are pictures, tourist information, and average climate temperatures, so you know what type of clothing to wear, and the temperatures are both in Fahrenheit and Celsius listed by season and month. This book will prevent you from getting lost, and it’s small enough to throw in your backpack, if you are taking a walk or excursion down any European downtown shopping district. If you are going on a trip to Europe by way of cruise ship, this travel book has all the information outside of every port you might stop at.

The pictures are beautiful, and so is the architecture, it almost gives you a sense of being there, with plenty of trivia, history, and all the incidentals that you might need. If you get lost, need to contact the police, or perhaps even find a Hospital, everything is listed in this book. There are even phone numbers for information such as Rent-A-Cars, hotels, and some of the finest and/or most popular restaurants. There are detailed maps of airports, train stations, and just about everything you need to know. If you are traveling to Europe, you need to go pick one of these books up, and use it to help you prepare your itinerary.

Yes, I also have other books on this topic, but I would submit to you this is the best one I’ve found so far, because it is a practical travel guide that you can take with you, and it barely takes up any space. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.

Monte Carlo, Monaco Hotel Accommodation and Travel Guide – Monaco Tourist Attractions

The country is ruled by King Albert the Second. It is situated between France and Italy, but it has an opening to the sea. Monaco is theoretically a country, but because of its reduced dimensions, it is more like a city. Monaco Ville is the old part of the city, with traditional buildings and with the Royal Palace, Monte Carlo is the new side of the city, and La Condamine represents the West and North West of the city, with the port.

The Mediterranean climate with gentle winters and with 20 degrees in December makes Monaco one of the most wanted tourist destinations, even for the cold season. Only 17 % of the population is born here, the rest of them being French, Italians and other nationalities. The citizens of this country are spared from taxes, which attracts one of the richest people if the world here.

Monaco is the second smallest country in the world, after Vatican. It is considered a luxury destination, and the prices here are not for anyone. The tourist objectives here are the St Paul Church, which is a part of the eight Anglican Churches from Gibraltar Congregation. The Oceanographic Museum is also an important attraction, but the Monte Carlo Casino and its surrounding gardens represent the most important attraction here. From the gardens, the tourists can reach the commercial area of the city, and behind the casino, terraces with great geometrical forms are built, covering the roof of the Convention Center Auditorium.

Amongst the attractions of this place, Cafe de Paris offers a resembling atmosphere with the cafes from Paris. Although Monte Carlo does not have many museums and monuments, the sightseeing and the possibilities offered here to spend quality free time offer enough reasons for tens of thousands of people to come here every year.

The Casino of Monte Carlo represents the most prestigious casino in Europe. It was opened in 186, and since then, it attracts tens of thousands of tourists. Even if those tourists don’t gamble, they are impressed with the luxury and services here. After the Second World War, the casino was closed, until 1952, when the Greek billionaire Aristotel Onasis bought it. Since 2004, there are some rumors that the American billionaire Steve Wynn wants to build a floating casino and a hotel on the waters in front of the city.

If you plan to visit Monte Carlo, you should prepare lots of money. From the hotels to the souvenirs and food, everything is expensive here, and this is why this is considered one of the most exclusive destinations in the world. On the other hand, a tourist that respects himself would surely want to see Monte Carlo at least once in a lifetime.

Effective Way in Balancing Business and Family

For some people, balancing business seems to be one of the easiest things that they will have to deal with. Because of that, they choose to forget about this and take their family for granted. However, if you are operating any company and you have a family, you will find this a great challenge. The time that you spend in your office is equal to the time that you spend away from your family. This becomes a problem particularly for those that are used to the hyperactive and workaholic culture. In order for you to start balancing business and your family, you will need discipline. Without such, your business activities can be a double edge sword. When you spend too much time on your business, you will eventually lose your most important relationships. However, if you spend too much time with your family, you will definitely lose profits or worse, even your work.

Business is certainly the cornerstone of a person’s economy and can be the primary long term source of income for most people. The success of your work will provide a positive effect on the well being of your family. The good thing about this is that you can definitely start balancing business without sacrificing your family. You can surely optimize your work and family equation and be able to provide the time required for your work and your family. What you need then is the willpower to do so. Your purpose and the “why” should always overcome the distractions. Of course you will also need patience and knowledge in scheduling will not hurt.

Balancing business can be similar to business planning. You will need to completely harmonize your work with the time needed by your partner and/or your kids. Be able to deliver professional and practical business support and solutions without forgetting that you have a family waiting for you at home. This has helped many entrepreneurs and businessmen along the way for many years now.

As a businessman, you may have acquired some business skills that might help you in balancing business with your family. One of those skills is becoming good at saying no. This is a tough one since once you say no, there will be individuals who might not like such answer from you particularly your stakeholders or even your clients. The key here is to get an understanding that when you have a critical appointment, whether it is at home or in the office, and there is something that is on the way, learn how to say no to it. You should of course ensure that it works both ways.

Usually, monthly vacations can help you gain a better relationship with your family and this is also the time when you can de-stress. However, you have to guarantee that such vacation is allowed in your work. In general, there is a one day break every week so you can take advantage of that and you can spend some time with your family after six days of being on the job.

Balancing business is just like the other things that you do in your company such as market researching, business planning and even strategic marketing. This is because these are the times when you learn the art of communication and compromise.