A Nubian “Green” Holiday Village in Luxor, Egypt

(PRWEB) May 26, 2010

Villas in Luxor from Flats in Luxor, the perfect holiday escape experts.

Its creators aimed at constructing a Nubian village in the 21st century, respecting the local architecture and the natural environment.

Thus, the one bedroom villas are set amidst newly planted fruit trees and a thriving vegetable plot which supplies the complex’s restaurant, and they were built by craftsman from Edfu with traditional domes and arches.

The accommodation consists of a large main room or studio with a double bed and dining area followed by a wet room with shower, toilet and wash hand basin and a small kitchen. Outside a shady veranda overlooks the Theban Hills. Stairs lead to the roof, perfect for bird watching and star gazing, just one mile away from the Nile!

Residents of the village have access to a swimming pool, children’s pool, library, free Internet and restaurant.

As Jane Akshar, co-owner of the complex says “Looking for that hassle free holiday, want to help the local economy, need a more adult environment then our villas could be perfect for you. A hotel room with a kitchen set in lush grounds, admist the local Egyptian village. Within view of historical sites like the temple of Hatshepsut. This is what Egypt is all about!”

A member of the Flats in Luxor Group

The new villas belong to the Flats in Luxor group, founded in 2003 by Jane Akshar and Mahmoud Jahlan. Since then, they have accommodated thousands of visitors, many of whom return to enjoy the Egyptian hospitality.

Today, 7 years after their creation Flats in Luxor Group, which is registered in Egypt, have 4 apartment blocks with 21 flats, the Nubian Eco Village and the Upside Down Villa. They featured in the Sunday Times, Daily Telegraph and Boston Globe and have entries in the Lonely Planet, Rough Guide, Responsible Travel, Tour Egypt, Trip Advisor and Virtual Tourist. The first business in Luxor to be officially recognised as “green”, the group uses local products and staff, low energy bulbs and green energy.

For more information please contact Jane Akshar. T. +20 103 564540, or visit the website: http://www.nubian-eco-village.com

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Chef Christine Cushing Bakes Holiday Cookies with Homeless Youth

Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) December 15, 2011

Chef Christine Cushing helped roll out the holiday spirit with a cookie baking lesson for street kids at Covenant House Toronto.

The celebrity chef recently joined youth in the agency?s new culinary arts training kitchen where they turned out batches of sweet treats for their fellow residents this holiday season.

?As a chef, I?m so glad to have the chance to work with these youth to encourage them to follow their dreams and share their talents, especially during this season,? Christine says.

?It was a thrill for our kids who are training for jobs in the food industry, to work with a recognized expert like Christine,? says Danielle Neilson, who heads up the Ontario charity?s vocational services.

?Christmas is the hardest time of the year for young people who are without family but want the same joy and warmth we all hope for,? Danielle says. ?We try to make Christmas as much like home as possible at Covenant House. Having traditions like fresh-baked cookies helps brighten our kids? Christmas.?

Covenant House Christmas cookie recipes are available at http://www.covenanthouse.ca/cookies.

Covenant House, the country?s largest shelter for homeless youth, offers opportunity and hope to about 4,000 homeless youth annually. More than a place to stay, Covenant House offers the widest range of services under one roof to help kids turn their lives around. The agency relies on donors for more than 80 percent of its almost $ 19-million budget.

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Holiday Comparison – Private Owner Villa Vs Package Holiday Hotel

(PRWEB) May 6, 2005

So what are the advantages of booking a holiday home direct with the owner over hotel? Firstly, you are renting a holiday home from the owner, who wants to ensure your stay at the apartment, cottage or villa is as enjoyable as possible – so you will stay with them again, and recommend them to your friends.

The owner has “in depth” knowledge of the holiday home and local area, which gives you access to accurate advice – not just the “travel agent” script from someone who has never visited the area. Since you are booking direct, there is no travel agent commission on top of your holiday price, which means lower holiday costs.

Airport transfers can be arranged with either the Management Company, who look after the property, or the owner – who can usually recommend reliable, low cost, local companies There are hundreds of holiday rental websites for you to discover the full range of holiday accommodation available, and with the growth of low cost airlines, getting to your favourite resort has never been more affordable.

One of the main benefits of renting a private holiday home is having the space to do whatever you please…..or do nothing. So every family member can have the holiday “they” want. Privacy in another huge consideration – no sharing the pool with strangers, booking sun beds – as there are enough for everyone, and no “other guests” throwing their towels onto the sunbeds from the 10th Floor at 5am or barging to the front of the queue for breakfast while the rest of us wait patiently in line.

Extras, available at some holiday homes,include a jacuzzi, games room, computers, games console etc so no more “I’m bored” from teenagers. So a holiday home is ideal for families.

“What makes a holiday home better than a hotel?”

The advantages, especially for a family, are endless. The amount of space you have in a holiday home to chill out or be alone is just like home. Everybody can do their own thing be it watching TV or a DVD, playing a game or reading a book or magazines. Some holiday homes have their own pools and games rooms or they have a number of large community pools with activities like Basketball, Volleyball, pool or gyms. That should keep the kids amused which is almost impossible when you are all cramped up in hotel rooms.

You can eat and drink whatever and whenever you please (as long as you have bought it that is) – no queues or having to eat at certain times. If you feel like having a “lazy day” you can “eat in” or have a BBQ.

The one thing that frequently annoys families is the lack of space for clothes in hotels. With holiday homes they have walk-in wardrobes with plenty of drawers to accommodate even the most ambitious packer. They also have washing machines and driers to enable you to freshen up your clothes – so no more dirty washing on your return.

One recommendation we would make if you book a holiday home, is to book it directly with the owner. You know who you are dealing with,and can ask them any questions you may have about the location, facilities, local shops and amenities. You hear so many tales of people booking a holiday home as part of a package, not knowing where they will be staying until they arrive at the distant airport and then being disappointed with their accommodation. Best of all, by booking directly with an owner, you will get a great property at a reasonable price.

Thanks go out to Paul (http://www.Orlando-dreams.co.uk) Carol (http://www.saoirsevilla.com) and Chris (http://www.bigwindow.com) who contributed to this article and are all holiday home owners in Florida and Tenerife. You can join them, along with Darren on the Holiday rental owners partnership forum (http://www.holiday-rental-owners.co.uk), where subjects relating to buying, renting and selling homes are discussed.

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Sheds Unlimited Recently Unveiled An All New Line of Garden Buildings and Outdoor Garden Sheds and Storage Barns for the Holiday Season

Gap, PA (PRWEB) December 14, 2011

Sheds Unlimited in Lancaster County, PA has announced the addition of an all new line of Premier Garden Storage Buildings and outdoor buildings in time for the holiday season.

These backyard sheds and barns are reported to carry the same quality storage shed construction as the rest of the Sheds Unlimited Amish built storage sheds, barns and prefab car garages. But the new line of Premier Garden Buildings come standard with a steeper shed roof pitch to allow for more interior storage along with many other features to enhance the Sheds Unlimited line of outdoor garden sheds.

The larger of the new Premier Collection of garden sheds and barns come with a folding roof to allow for moving the taller buildings as prefabricated buildings rather than garden shed kits. By delivering the building as a unit and simply folding the roof for transport, Sheds Unlimited can offer the Premier Shed Collection at relatively cheap prices. Furthermore, the Premier Garden Shed Collection offers a higher number of standard shed windows than the typical storage sheds from the region. According to the Sheds Unlimited website, every Premier outdoor garden shed comes standard with eight windows, a single or double entrance door and plenty of height to allow for the addition of an optional loft for increased storage space.

The new Premier Garden Building Collection first appeared on the Sheds Unlimited website last week and managers of the small family owned corporation report that they expect more Premier Garden Shed and Barn models to be unveiled in the coming weeks.

One building on the Premier Garden Building web page shows a beautiful eyebrow shed dormer which further enhances the building aesthetically. Sheds Unlimited managers claim this building to be among the most attractive buildings in the wide variety of economy garden sheds on the market. Various other options are also available such as gable dormers, vents, weathervanes and much more.

Outdoor garden shed kits can be shipped anywhere in the continental United States from the Lancaster, PA Amish community. Each garden storage barn kit comes with a free twenty-seven minute DIY shed kit video and a thirty page document outlining the steps for assembling a garden building or outdoor storage shed.

About Sheds Unlimited:

Sheds Unlimited has been offering prefabricated garden sheds all throughout the northeastern part of the United States for over twenty years. They deliver the prefab buildings to PA, NJ, NY, CT, DE, MD, VA and beyond, plus ship partially assembled garden shed kits throughout the continental United States.

For over twenty years Sheds Unlimited INC has been a manufacturer of prefabricated outdoor sheds, one car garages, two and three car garages, two-story barns and garages and now the new line of Premier Garden Building Collection. The growing company is an Amish-Mennonite family owned and operated business which was launched by the one now known as ?Grandpa.? The corporation is currently owned and operated by Stephen Stoltzfus Sr, three sons of the founder and a brother-in-law.

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The Orlando Vacation Store: Offering a Splendid Orlando Holiday Trip Like No Other

(PRWEB) January 13, 2006

What better way to herald in the New Year than to whisk your family to a grand vacation in one of the country’s premiere destination spot – Orlando, Florida? Orlando is the home of the world’s most magnificent entertainment sites and boasts of splendid theme parks. From Universal Studios grand resort and theme park and the fantastic SeaWorld Adventure Park, to the enchanting world of Disney, the city has it all. But because a trip in this city gets more expensive each year, very few people get to relish the great things it has to offer.

However, the Orlando Vacation Store can provide you with great vacation packages that will allow you to enjoy your Orlando trip to its fullest. The Orlando Vacation Store is a local travel company that specializes in offering great vacation packages for tourists who wants to see the wonderful sights and experience a fabulous vacation in Orlando, Florida. Committed only to providing clients with a marvelous holiday getaway, Orlando Vacations Store hand picks only the finest hotels in the city and negotiates with them in order to get wholesale rates thus ensuring that clients can avail of great accommodations at the best prices possible.

The Orlando Vacation Store’s hot deals include the Royal Celebration Inn Promo where tourists can extend their vacation for a day, and do it free of charge. In this amazing deal, clients just have to avail of the four or more night stay that Orlando Vacation Store offers and they get to have a free one night accommodation in of Orlando’s grandest hotels.

Meanwhile, the Early Snow Bird Pre-Sale Offer allows enthusiastic tourists to avail of a splendid Orlando vacation at a discounted rate if they book a vacation package before January 15.

To learn more about these great deals that the Orlando Vacation store offers please visit the website at http://www.theorlandovacationstore.com/.

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Holiday Villas Announces New Orlando Vacation Villas and “Let It Spring!” Special Rate Promotion for Walt Disney World Area

Orlando, FL (PRWEB) March 30, 2011

Holiday Villas, the Orlando, Florida based leader in resort villa lodging and member of Disney’s “Good Neighbor Hotel” program, announces the addition of three new Orlando/Disneyworld area villa resorts to its portfolio of area villa resorts:

San Mateo Building Maintenance Company, JP Enterprises Offers Holiday Discounts on Maintenance Services

San Mateo, CA (PRWEB) December 15, 2011

JP Enterprises, San Mateo?s foremost building maintenance and home improvement company, is presenting customers with a 20% discount on customized commercial service plans and a set of discount coupons for residential services as a gift for the holidays.

“I love everything from the price, the performance, to the [JP Enterprises'] experience! [The] people from JP Enterprises are honest, do great work, and take wonderful care of their customers,” says Audrey Cantley of San Bruno, CA, one of JP Enterprises’ loyal customers.

San Mateo?s janitorial cleaning services company, JP Enterprises’ discounted customized commercial service package may include carpet cleaning (shampooing and steaming), complete floor care (mopping, strip wax and buffing), exterior window washing, pressure washing, wall washing, light fixture and translucent panel cleaning, and light bulb replacement. JP Enterprises services all types of establishments, large and small–offices, warehouses, high-tech facilities, industrial facilities, manufacturing facilities, retail stores, churches, daycare centers, and more.

The coupons for residential services, meanwhile, offer discounts of up to $ 1000 on various jobs: from pressure washing of home driveways and roofs, to interior and exterior house painting, to home remodeling. Aside from these, JP Enterprises also performs detail construction cleanups, kitchen and bath remodels, and spring cleanings, among others.

Each of JP Enterprises’ personnel has been carefully screened and trained in janitorial work and professional conduct. JP Enterprises helps clients chart a convenient schedule and figure out the best rates for their needs. Clients are invited to check out JP Enterprises’ website at http://www.j-p-enterprises.com for more information. For appointments, references, questions, or free estimates, clients may contact 650-348-8991, or visit their office at 3315 Marisma St. in San Mateo.

About JP Enterprises

JP Enterprises was founded in 1986 by owners John and Peter Velichko. The company has been recognized in the Bay Area as a leader in the service industry for their efficient performance and excellent customer service in the maintenance and home improvement trade. As a fully bonded company, JP Enterprises also carries full insurance coverage to its employees and clients to ensure safety and responsibility.

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Smart Destinations Puts Top U.S. Destinations ?On Sale? for Holiday Travelers

Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 16, 2011

Smart Destinations, the leading provider of multi-attraction passes designed to save travelers time and money, today announced a summer sale on its Go City Cards and Explorer Passes ? just in time for the 4th of July holiday weekend!

From June 19-June 30, all 3, 5 and 7-day Go City Cards and 5, 7 and 10-attraction Explorer Passes will be on sale at an additional 10% discount beyond the up to 55% discount the cards already provide. Enjoy additional savings on key attractions in top travel destinations across the United States, including:

Gaylord Hotels Promotes Holiday ‘Grandtravel’ – Make Christmas Memories with ‘Grandparents Stay and Play Free’ Package

Nashville, TN (PRWEB) September 10, 2009

If there is a positive outcome of this fickle economy, it is that families are spending less money on frivolous things and more time with each other.

Online Retailer Midnight Pass Unveils Top Ten Holiday Picks – One Stop Shopping for Mom, Grandpa, Kids, Even Fido and Fifi

MARSHFIELD, MA (PRWEB) October 16, 2005

Midnight Pass, direct marketer and online retailer offering innovative and exclusive products to thousands of customers across the U.S., is proud to announce this year’s Top Ten Holiday Gift Picks. Headquartered in Marshfield, Mass., Midnight Pass makes holiday shopping easy with timeless gifts that are guaranteed to spread good cheer at http://www.midnightpass.com. Here are a few classics:

The heirloom quality and engraveable Bavarian Snow Sled, offered only through Midnight Pass is a rugged push pull wooden sled hand crafted of solid Beech Wood by famous coach-builders of Bavaria, Germany. The perfect grandparents’ gift to hand down through the generations. Sturdy ram-horn curved design keeps the sled riding high over deep snow and bumps. Sled skis have galvanized steel runners that don’t rust and a 48” towrope with T handle. Bavarian Snow Sled $ 125. Keep the children warm and cozy with a genuine 2.5” thick Sheep Skin blanket from New Zealand that is also available for $ 75.

The distinctive English Highland Picnic Basket, made in West Sussex, England, comes complete with Midnight Pass’ exclusive brand of sporting designed (hunting, fishing, golfing) ceramic plates and mugs, stainless steel flatware, corkscrew set, French glass tumblers, Italian cotton napkins, salt/pepper cruet, thermos flask and a waiters friend. The basket is whole fitted willow with leather handle and Tartan interior. 2-person basket $ 249 / 4-person basket $ 369.

The new and innovative Pet Murphy Bed creates comfy space for your pet and compliments your home with a space saving fold down bed as an alternative to traditional pet beds. Easily blends in with existing furniture as a stylish and compact piece of furniture with a contemporary raised panel front. Comes in four colors (Black, Mahogany and White Wash) and is a smart space saving solution for home and recreational vehicle owners, where space is limited and space for your pet is a must. Dimensions: 24” W x 36”H x 10” D. Mattress 22” x 28” x 4” thick foam and batting with a fitted / removable washable sheet. $ 199.95.

Some folks just love receiving gifts they can put to good use. For the home, auto or boat, the lightweight and handy Stowaway Step may be used by people and pets, is highly durable and built to last. The sturdy, fold-away step stool sets up in seconds, holds up to 300 pounds and is made of reinforced plastic with a molded-in handle. The ideal “tool” for home, office, boat, car, truck and more. When in use, the step “locks” in place, after use, it may be collapsed flat to a slim 2” for easy storage just about anywhere. The Stowaway Step allows your pet a low-impact, way to jump off the bed and is very important in limiting shock to the joints when jumping from a bed or couch. Retail price is $ 15 each and two for $ 27.50 per pair.

Buying for a nature lover? The Heirloom Copper Birdfeeder is a delightful compliment to any garden with copper roof that weathers to a beautiful, rich patina over time. The durable construction boasts of a large unbreakable food chamber and an easy lift-the-roof filling system. Ready to fill and hang. $ 75.

The latest in Maine Buoy Bells, the Freedom Rings Wind Bell has a compelling solo tone reminiscent of America’s Liberty Bell. Handcrafted in Maine and stamped with USA. $ 70. Scroll brackets for the bell are also available in 11” and 20” lengths for $ 13.95.

Perfect Compact Cigar Travel Humidor for the frequent business traveler or for those who like to keep a good cigar close at hand, this luxurious hard case Travel Humidor has a Spanish cedar cigar bed and room for 2-14 favorite cigars. Ideal for the cigar aficionado, it comes complete with all the “must-have” tools. From $ 75 – $ 125.00 in 3 colors Saddle Tan, Burgundy and Classic Black.

Help your favorite golfer to accurately measure the distance to the green/pin from a close focus of 13 feet to 200 yards with the unique Golf Scope. Taking the guesswork out of golf, the range finder lets golfers zero in on the cup for better club selection. Weighing just 3 oz., the golf scope has a blue/black rubber coated padded case with belt loop, lanyard strap and chamois lens cleaning cloth. The Golf Scope has multiple uses and may be taken boating, camping, hiking and hunting for easy measurement of far-off objects. $ 50 or 2 for $ 90.

For someone who adores their dog and travels everywhere with Fido or Fifi, the new Pet Cruiser Auto or Bicycle Pet Carrier is the ideal gift, enabling pets to safely travel in style. This high quality travel kit complete with built in suitcase and travel wheels for the auto version, personalized name tags and all you need to transport your favorite furry friend safely on two wheels or four is available from $ 69.95 – $ 124.95 in 6 colors from which to choose.

Think safety first with the SOS Emergency Rescue & Safety Hammer. Don’t let yourself or your loved ones get trapped in a vehicle during roadside emergencies. This lightweight, handy tool aids in escaping from an accident despite jammed doors and seatbelts. Fits in glove compartment. $ 19.95.

All products are distributed exclusively through MidnightPass and available online at http://www.midnightpass.com or by calling toll free (877) 844-GIFT (4438).

Timeless, Innovative Products for Pets and People

MidnightPass.com continues its tradition of offering innovative products such as Kittywalk’s best selling Pet Stroller line, award winning Outdoor Cat Enclosures and Pet strollers invented by Lise King of NY that let your pet safely enjoy the great outdoors and more, with immediate delivery for consumers everywhere. Midnight Pass is the exclusive distributor of the Kittywalk products, which have been sold to more than 100,000 happy customers.

In addition to exclusive pet products, MidnightPass.com also offers products for recreation and family fun (such as the Bavarian Mountain snow sled & BlackBurne Double-edged Tennis Racquet), for the home and office (check out the Harbor Master Floor and Desktop Telescopes), travel and auto (SOS Emergency Rescue & Safety Hammer) and yard, deck and garden (Lazy Hill Birdfeeders and Birdhouses), and much more.

The line is varied, and the quality is excellent. With same day shipping, delivery is right to your door. Satisfaction is guaranteed. You must be totally delighted with your MidnightPass products or they make it right for you, with 60 days to make up your mind.

Award Winning Service and Products

Since 1998, Midnight Pass has won numerous awards for customer service, product innovation and for high standards of excellence for online merchants as well as the coveted “Top Service” award by YAHOO online shopping. Additionally, Midnight Pass products have been highlighted on the NBC, ABC, CBS, and CNBC and CNN television networks as well as in SKYMALL