Minggu, 09 Oktober 2016
With gorgeous weather, pristine white sandy beaches, and an abundance of activities to keep almost anyone busy, there is little wonder why Jamaica has become a world-famous vacation spot. It's therefore quite understandable that at some point in their lives, many people want to embark on a Jamaica vacation. Here are 5 enticing reasons to encourage you to make your next vacation a Jamaica vacation. 1. Beautiful weather You simply cannot say it enough... the Jamaica weather is absolutely gorgeous. With Jamaica being in the Caribbean, you will experience weather like none other in the world. It is not too hot and certainly not too cool, which makes for the perfect relaxation while on vacation. You can put on your bathing suit and lounge carelessly at the beautiful beaches Jamaica has to offer. 2. Jamaican beaches With beautiful weather you know there are a number of beaches to choose from. In Jamaica, you'll find it hard to run out of choices if you're looking for a beach to enjoy. Many hotels are located right next to beaches, giving you quick and easy access. And you will find a number of activities to do on the beaches from snorkeling to parasailing to relaxing under the sun. While there are many things to do in Jamaica, it is the weather and beaches that reel in most vacationers. 3. Wide array of activities For many, the beaches alone sell because of how gorgeous they are. But if you're looking for more than a beach vacation there's no need to worry because you'll be able to pick, choose and refuse from a long list of activities on your Jamaica vacation. From horseback riding to whitewater rafting to world-class golfing, you'll never have enough time to experience everything that a Jamaica vacation has to offer. 4. Mountain ranges While Jamaica is most known for its beaches and gorgeous water, it surprisingly has beautiful mountain ranges as well. During the day you may choose to hike through the different trails where you'll experience scenery like nowhere else on earth. And if you wait around long enough, you'll witness some of the most breathtaking sunsets on earth. 5. Many lodging options Sometimes the lodging you opt for can have a significant impact on your vacation. But not to worry, the many lodging options available in Jamaica will allow you to plan your dream Jamaica vacation. Many people prefer the bed and breakfast option because it allows you to have a relaxing vacation... while at the same time encouraging closer interaction with the culture and people of Jamaica. There are a number of mid-class hotels to choose from as well. And of course there are a number of all-inclusive resorts that give you everything you want and then some. In all fairness, no other vacation can be compared to a Jamaica vacation. From the white sandy beaches to the mountain ranges to the varied lodging options, you will definitely leave satisfied when you take a Jamaica vacation.
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - Genre fiction readers: Your next potboiler will likely involve a hurricane. That's because dozens of indie authors - writers who eschew the traditional publishing world and self-publish directly to sites like Amazon - are gathered at a Hilton hotel outside Orlando, riding out Hurricane Matthew this weekend. I'm one of those authors. By day, I'm a correspondent for The Associated Press. By night, I'm a romance author. This was supposed to be my week off, and part of my vacation plans involved hanging out at the Altamonte Springs Hilton for three days with dozens of other writers, talking about words and marketing. But then Hurricane Matthew hit, and I had to switch from fiction to non-fiction. Like any good piece of fiction, whether it's romance, mystery or western, there must be conflict to drive a story forward - and Hurricane Matthew is providing that for us in spades. Authors and book bloggers and readers traveling from around the country have had to cancel, while others decided to hunker down at the hotel rather than stay in their homes along Florida's Atlantic coast. "I think after this, there's going to be a glut of hurricane novels," joked Tawdra Kandle, a contemporary romance author and the co-organizer of Indie BookFest, as she quickly ate a bowl of soup before braving traffic and rain to pick up the conference's keynote speaker. The conference has been planned for months, and everyone's been eagerly anticipating the fun. The Paris-themed party on Friday. The zombie-themed party on Saturday. The days of marketing and business workshops on how to sell books and market your author brand in a crowded field. Now everyone is wondering if they should have brought extra flashlights and whether they should fill their bathtubs with water so they can flush toilets in case the water is shut off. "The bellman assured me that this is hurricane-resistant glass," said contemporary romance author Susan Thatcher of St. Augustine, Florida, pointing at the window Thursday afternoon. Thatcher is looking forward to hanging out with other writers at the bar as the storm rages outside. And she figures there's a captive audience for her books. "The hotel is full, and the front desk is going to be steering people to us," she said with a grin. Tony Awtrey, a male author of romantic suspense who also writes under a female pen name, sat at the bar with his two kids. He ordered himself a beer and offered his kids up to help any author with luggage. Awtrey, who lives in Orlando, brought his wife and kids to the hotel because there's a generator and ice. The worst thing so far, he said, was that he can't get water for the breathing machine that helps with his sleep apnea. Every store he went to was sold out of gallon jugs. Unlike Thatcher, he hasn't written a hurricane into his story. Yet. "This could be a very inspirational weekend." ___ Follow Tamara Lush on Twitter at website weekend? Authors hunker down ahead of Matthew