By Joanna Allen at Allen Batista Travel, Inc.
Are you seeking for a fun and interesting stay in shape at home? Look no further than Virtual Fitness Session Featuring A Zumba Class NY!
Zumba is a high-energy, Latin-inspired dancing fitness program that has taken the globe by storm. With virtual courses, you can join in on the excitement from the comfort of your own home. No need to worry about getting a babysitter or risking the chilly weather to make it to a class.
One of the nicest things about virtual fitness session featuring a zumba lesson is the ease. You may join a class from anywhere, as long as you have high speed internet access and a computer or mobile device to join the session. This implies that you may engage in a class while on vacation, or even while traveling for business. And with a number of class schedules available, you can easily fit a workout into your hectic schedule.
But the ease of virtual courses doesn't imply that you have to forego the passion and excitement of a typical in-person session. With virtual fitness session featuring a Zumba workout, you'll still be able to hear the cheerful music and follow along with the instructor's routines, just like you would in a live class.
You Can Exercise With Online Fitness Session Featuring a Zumba Class
Want to lose weight with an enjoyable workout? The high-energy, Latin-based exercise is an hour-long dancing session. That's right! Get ready to groove and shake your body and dance to keep healthy and reduce weight at home.
Be prepared to work up a sweat as you move to fast-paced beats. If you’re already dominated by this sort of exercise and miss your weekly class at the gym, we have excellent news for you.
Now you never have to step out for your virtual fitness session featuring a Zumba class. Licensed instructors offer routines such as squats and lunges and of course, easy to follow choreography to make it more calorie burner.
Key Perks Of Zumba
Before entering into a discussion on how a virtual fitness session featuring a Zumba workout routine is fantastic even if you perform it safely at home, check out the benefits listed below.
● It is a full-body exercise.
● It reduces blood pressure.
● It is straightforward and versatile.
● It stimulates weight reduction and maintains healthy body weight.
● It assists in boosting your endurance.
● It is often a social group activity.
● It may also raise your pain threshold.
● It may enhance your quality of life.
● It incorporates the movement of the full body including arms, shoulders, and feet.
What Are The Key Fitness Goals? Can You Attain These At Home With Zumba?
Every fitness plan and training session includes the following important goals to attain. Physically fit physique with healthy organs and cardiovascular strength. Another is mental fitness, stamina, and muscular strength. Enhancing the flexibility of the body should also be a fitness aim.
Virtual fitness session featuring a Zumba workout at home helps you attain fitness goals in different ways. The pleasant pastime helps you de-stress the mind. A stress-free mind leads to a healthy body.
If you want to join a virtual fitness session featuring a Zumba workout for pleasure, fitness, or pastime today, then the online classes are a terrific way to keep active, have fun and enjoy the advantages of a workout from the comfort of your own home.
The online classes are a terrific alternative for anybody trying to enhance their fitness and general well-being.
Contact Allen Batista Travel, Inc. to join one of our fun and interactive virtual fitness sessions featuring a Zumba workout.
New Year, New Travel Deals
By Nia Price at Allen Batista Travel, Inc.
2023 signals new travel destinations! Hawaii, Quebec, Canada, and Boston make great destinations for quick and relaxing getaways. Allen Batista Travel spotlights these vacation bundles to help your escape and check off your bucket list destinations!
Hawaii is known for its beautiful beaches and easy going lifestyle. Nothing is more iconic than the sound of the ukulele. There are amazing sights on land and at sea! Many beaches allow you to go snorkeling with the fish. Make sure you pack your hula skirt because you wouldn’t want to miss the traditional hula dancing in Hawaii.
This beachfront resort, Andaz Maui at Wailea, is the perfect place for a getaway. This resort has activities for everyone – hiking, horseback riding, saunas, beachfront, snorkeling. With the package, kids 17 and under stay FREE.
Book now between March 12, 2023, for travel dates till December 14, 2023, for access to a car upgrade, with a minimum of a five-night stay. For a six-night two-person stay, it would cost $5,633.50 per person. Note: Prices are subject to change.
You will get a sense of the French Canadian charm by meandering along the streets in “Old Québec,” with 400+ years of history. Another fantastic sight is Montmorcemy Falls –a waterfall is 30 meters (or approximately 98 feet) higher than Niagara Falls. The currency exchange is one Canadian dollar equals seventy-four cents USD. Regarding Covid-19, there is no requirement to have any documents.
The four-night stay at Delta Hotels Québec, for two people and a flight starts at $701.60 per person based on double occupancy. This vacation bundle allows children to stay FREE, reduced rates, and room upgrades! Book now between February 26, 2023, and travel until December 15, 2023. Note: Prices are subject to change.
Boston has many fun activities, from Fenway Park (one of the baseball stadiums) to the Boston Tea party museum. Take a stroll in Kendall Square, where there are ample options of bars, restaurants, and shopping centersーthere is a beautiful rooftop garden available for visitors.
This package includes a four-night stay at the Sheraton Boston for two people starting at $958.50 per person. This vacation bundle includes kids 17 and under stay for FREE, reduced rates, and room upgrades! Book now between February 26, 2023, and travel until December 15, 2023. Note: Prices are subject to change.
Allen Batista Travel, Inc. is here to help you plan your getaways for the new year. Give us a call.
By Rania Perales at Allen Batista Travel, Inc.
Are you looking for a fun and great way to escape the cold and enjoy some time in a warmer location? Look no further than an all inclusive resort in Jamaica, Costa Rica, or Mexico! Whether you are considering a romantic overwater bungalow, or just want to soak up the sun on a beach, these three beautiful countries offer a plethora of activities and attractions for travelers of all ages.
The packages include accommodation and flight, with daily housekeeping and 24-hour room service. All meals and drinks, including alcoholic beverages, are included in the package, with a variety of gourmet restaurants to suit your tastes.
Here are just a few things you can do on your trip:
Jamaica Travel Package
Jamaica’s all-inclusive couples only package includes everything you need for a relaxing and stress-free winter escape.
Sandals Ochi Beach Resort is a luxurious resort located on the beautiful beaches of Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The resort features a variety of accommodations, including oceanview rooms, beachfront villas, and swim-up suites. Guests can enjoy a range of activities, such as windsurfing, golf, tennis, snorkeling, rock climbing, scuba diving, karaoke, and even a glass bottom boat!
The resort boasts a number of dining options, including international cuisine, western-style grills, and upscale restaurants. In addition, there are two fitness facilities, nine bars, seven pools, and 22 whirlpools on the property.
Before you leave, take a tour of the Blue Mountains and see the stunning views from the highest peak in Jamaica or swim with the dolphins at Jamaica’s infamous Dolphin Cove. Other nearby attractions include the stunning Coyaba Botanical Gardens, Dunns River Falls, Green Grotto Caves, Horseback Riding, Martha Brae River Rafting, and Port Antonio.
Useful to Know:
The seven days and six nights couples travel package at Sandals Ochi Beach Resort with spa services and a roundtrip airfare on Delta Airlines is priced at $2,708 per person. Prices are subject to change based on availability. Package is valid through March 21 - 28, 2023.
Costa Rica Travel Package
Enjoy the Costa Rican sun to unwind and indulge in all the natural beauty Costa Rica has to offer!
The Rui Palace Costa Rica is yet another luxurious all-inclusive resort located this time in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. The resort boasts a prime beachfront location, with white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. Rooms feature a variety of modern amenities, such as a liquor dispenser, a mini bar, and even a whirlpool tub in the room!
This beautiful hotel offers four swimming pools (one of which has a swim-up bar), a jacuzzi, a gym, a sauna, and a wellness center called “Renova Spa” with a wide range of treatments and massages. There are also several dining options available at the resort, including international and local cuisines at the buffet, and a la carte restaurants such as Krystal (Fusion), L'Anfora (Italian), Tokio (Japanese), and Papagayo (poolside restaurant).
The region is home to the National Park Rincon de la Vieja, which features hiking trails and hot springs for visitors to enjoy and explore the volcanic areas. On your trek, you may see a variety of topical wildlife, including monkeys, sloths, and crocodiles. If you’re feeling adventurous, go ziplining through the rainforest and get a bird's eye view of the lush, green foliage offered at Diamante Eco Adventure Park.
Useful to Know:
The seven days and six nights travel package at Rui Palace Costa Rica with a roundtrip airfare on American Airlines is priced at $2,126 per person. Prices are subject to change based on availability. Package is valid through March 21 - 28, 2023.
Mexico Travel Package
Mexico is the perfect vacation destination for couples and families looking for a top-notch winter vacation experience.
The Grand Velas Riviera Maya is a AAA Five-Diamond luxury all-inclusive resort located in Playa del Carmen, a popular vacation destination on the Caribbean coast of Mexico. With 359 suites total, this resort is home to spacious suites with private balconies, and even oceanfront luxury in certain suites. Enjoy gourmet meals at one of their eight restaurants, followed by a nice night cap at one of the five bars.
Guests can relax at a world-class day spa, take a dip in one of the many pools, ,or enjoy water sports such as snorkeling or kayaking. It is worth noting that every pool has three snack bars, and not only does one, but three of their swimming pools have aqua bars, or swim-up bars, for guests to declare rightfully so that it is 5 o’clock somewhere. The resort also offers a kid’s and teen’s club with a full schedule of daily activities for adults and children, as well as nightly entertainment planned for you to enjoy.
The location of the resort is convenient, as it is just a short drive from another popular tourist destination of Tulum and the charming town of Playa del Carmen. Visit the ancient Mayan at Tulum and see El Castillo up close. Discover the local culture and shop for souvenirs at the Playa del Carmen market or visit the Xcaret eco-archaeological park to learn more about the history and culture of the region.
Useful to Know:
The seven days and six nights travel package at the Grand Velas Riviera Maya with a roundtrip airfare on Delta Airlines is priced at $4,695 per person. Prices are subject to change based on availability. Package is valid through March 21 - 28, 2023.
A winter getaway can be the perfect opportunity to relax, spend time with those you love, and create lasting memories. So pack your bags, grab your passports, and get ready for an unforgettable vacation!
Contact Allen Batista Travel, Inc at email@example.com or (917) 371-3753 to book your winter getaway.
Virtual Stand-Up Comedy Show NYC – A Laughter Lounge In Your Comfort Of Your Home
By Joanna Allen at Allen Batista Travel, Inc.
Laughter is the finest treatment for every ailment that exists today. Even if it doesn't provide the solution, it unquestionably gives you the courage to confront it, struggle against it, and ultimately overcome it.
Virtual Stand-Up Comedy Shows are far superior to reading jokes or viewing comedy movies. The stand-up comedians continue to amuse audiences with their hilarious short jokes that will have you laughing uncontrollably.
There are countless advantages to watching Virtual Stand-Up Comedy Show NYC, such as a team building activity, fundraiser or birthday party.
Bring People Together
Allen Batista Travel, Inc. would like to introduce you to our online comedy performances who have performed at Broadway Comedy Club, Montreal Just for Laughs Festivals, New York Comedy Festival, as well as in movies on screen or as the voice-over talent., if you're searching for a fantastic team-building exercises, fundraisers and birthday parties.
Basically, comedy shows have gone virtual in the same manner that just about anything can now be done online. And when done well, they are genuinely a ton of fun. No matter where they are in the world, everyone may participate in virtual comedy shows and laugh together. And when everything is done perfectly, everyone will be having so much fun that your employees will think they are all in the same room.
Here are some reasons why Virtual Stand-Up Comedy Shows in NYC are a fun team-building activity, fundraiser or birthday party that will get everyone laughing together. You should definitely schedule one for your group.
The Need For Puns
Whether or not you generally watch comedy programs, we can all agree that laughing is something we as humans appreciate on a common level. And it's not just a coincidence either; laughter is a known stress reliever with a number of additional possible health advantages, including the stimulation of your organs (due to the oxygen-rich air you take in when you laugh) and assistance with muscular relaxation.
Having a good laugh may also have a number of other benefits, such as raising your mood and boosting your immune system. So, certainly, laughing can be a really effective type of treatment.
It stands to reason that everyone enjoys laughing, and that laughing with friends or co-workers is even better. Virtual comedy shows in NYC also became a fantastic choice during the pandemic, when squads dispersed and businesses needed to master the skills of virtual team building.
Anyone can attend virtual comedy shows, regardless of where they are in the world as long as they have high speed internet access. This implies that virtual teams have the chance to bond with one another, have fun together, and laugh together—all of which are things that we could all need more of.
How It All Happens
How exactly does a virtual comedy show operate? What happens? We're very happy you inquired.
So how does it function in practice? Allen Batista Travel, Inc. has a network of talented and seasoned comedian, some who have done voiceovers, to perform at a virtual comedy show through Zoom. It's crucial to let your team know that they won't be taking a backseat throughout this performance if you want to make the most of your virtual comedy show experience. The comedians will engage your team members during virtual comedy shows, which is one of their best features.
Your entertainment will put on a fantastic performance during the show that is sure to make everyone grin and laugh. Virtual stand-up comedy performances are a terrific way to bring teams together, let them learn what makes each other laugh, and make sure everyone has a good time, that much is certain.
Aids In Stress Reduction
Comedy relieves stress because it makes you feel at ease and joyful. You can laugh at it and release all the tension. Comedy is a proven and beneficial technique to let go of all your negative feelings, according to numerous research studies.
Facilitates Relationship Development
The best approach to develop or deepen a relationship is to watch comedies together. Even if watching comedies is entertaining, spending time with your loved ones makes it even funnier. When you watch comedy shows with your loved ones, you laugh at the same jokes, smile at each other, and the relationship naturally strengthens. What could possibly be better than sharing a laugh?
Virtual Stand Up Comedy Shows with Allen Batista Travel, Inc.
Allen Batista Travel, Inc. tailors the virtual stand up shows to the needs of the company or organization booking the virtual stand-up comedy show. We have a talented diverse pool of stand-up comedians to find the right fit for your special event.
Everyone could benefit from a fantastic virtual stand-up comedy show, from your seasoned team members who haven't worked together in person for far too long to your brand-new hires who you haven't met in person.
And we've discovered that virtual stand-up comedy shows are unquestionably the way to go. They manage to make everyone laugh, connect, and relax while working from the convenience of their home office.
Book your virtual stand-up comedy shows today.
By Joanna Allen at Allen Batista Travel, Inc.
India has given the world many “gifts” – chai tea, yoga, astrology, Bollywood dance and henna tattoos. To truly uncover India’s rich culture, heritage and traditions. The Golden Triangle Tour, which includes stops in Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, is a great way for first-time visitors to uncover India’s wonderful culture, delectable food, art and culture.
As the primary attractions of this package, Delhi, Agra, and Jaipur, it is the most popular tourist route in India. For this 10-day, nine-night tour of Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, and the Taj Mahal (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Allen Batista Travel, Inc. will work with Enticing India to give visitors an insider’s view of the destination.
Here are highlights of the Golden Triangle Delhi Agra Jaipur Tour:
1. Sunrise At Taj Mahal
Visiting the Taj Mahal should be at the top of your bucket list if you're traveling to India and want to see it. Sunrise views of the Taj Mahal are breathtaking.
The Taj Mahal is without a doubt one of the seven New Wonders of the World and is among the most exquisite and extravagant constructions ever built. At sunrise, there is undoubtedly a unique feeling at the Taj.
The Taj Mahal has an intriguing feature - the color changes throughout the day. It has a bronzy-orange tint in the evening, turns sparkling white in the afternoon, and appears pale pink at sunrise. Late at night, the Taj appears pale blue.
Going to the Taj Mahal before sunrise is highly advised, especially around dawn when the crowds aren't too dense and the skies are likely to be clear.
2. Delhi Old City Tour
Shah Jahan, the Mughal emperor who founded New Delhi in 1639, originally called it Shahjahanabad. Old Delhi is a walled area of New Delhi. Up until the end of the Mughal dynasty, it remained their capital.
The British later renamed it Old Delhi. It provides breathtaking examples of architecture, a delectable selection of cuisine, and a living, breathing piece of history.
In this city, eating is a big part of the culture. Old Delhi's winding lanes provide a dizzying array of culinary options. Here, the taste senses are literally set free by the exquisite aroma of food. Food that has been praised by national and international food guides will always tempt you.
Although meat is typically the main ingredient, the food also has mouth-watering hot parathas, chats, and sweets. A number of stores in Chandni Chowk's renowned Paranthe Wali Gali sell parathas, a fried Indian bread loaded with contents and served with pickles, curries, mint chutney, and tamarind chutney.
3. Agra's Barbecue Cuisine
The Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world, has earned Agra its well-deserved fame. But going on a culinary tour to sample the city's barbecue cuisine is really the only way to truly see Agra.
Agra's culinary walk is the ideal way to spend the day there, either before or after visiting the Taj Mahal. This trip includes more than just a straightforward meal tasting. It brings you to some of the best and oldest restaurants in the historic city of Agra, where you can sample the cuisine, learn about its history, take a stroll through the bustling streets, and experience an entirely real kind of city discovery on foot.
4. Pushkar Camel Ride
What better way to experience the desert than on the back of a creature that has long been connected to these vast swaths of sand? A camel safari is the ideal method to explore desert places, particularly those as rich in history and culture as Rajasthan.
The Pushkar Camel Safari ride is set against a stunning backdrop of a clear blue sky, lovely sand dunes, and cactus plants. Sitting on the back of a camel, take in a magnificent ride and some of the desert's most beautiful sights.
Along with feeding the camels, you can become friends with them and enjoy this unusual journey. A trip on the powerful back is more enjoyable if you get a chance to see a mirage, which is a common sight in deserts.
5. The Nahargarh Sunset
Nahargarh Fort is the place in Jaipur that you simply must see at dusk. The fort offers breathtaking views of the city that point directly west, where the sun sets. The best views are probably from the walls that line the sunset point. You can choose to watch the sun set directly in front of you from the terrace, perched high above the walls, or you can walk up to the walls themselves.
In the evening, you can hear the city's activity in the distance, including music, automobile horns, and other sounds typical of Indian cities. The sky turns orange and it seems absolutely magnificent as the sun descends and emerges from the desert cloud.
6. Jaipur Shopping Excursion
The Pink City of Jaipur is well-known for its vibrant markets and traditional handicrafts in addition to its stunning architecture and UNESCO-listed landmarks. Additionally, it is a well-liked shopping area.
In other words, you can purchase anything you want for a great price. A truly remarkable combination, isn't it? People in this area definitely have a "shop 'til you drop" mentality.
As soon as we hear about Jaipur, we think of its diamonds, traditional Rajasthani attire, top shopping lanes, their hours, and specialties, and lastly, the largest malls the city has to offer.
7. A Traditional Rajasthani Dinner In Jaipur Featuring Folk Dance And Music
Jaipur, a city with a lengthy history, is home to many forts and palaces that are worth visiting. However, the city is also renowned for its delectable gastronomy.
Dining in Jaipur is a vibrant and delectable experience that combines culinary traditions from the royal kitchens to the street stalls of regular families and fuses local culinary traditions with those of neighboring areas. While visiting the state's capital, make sure to sample some of Rajasthan's delectable cuisine, which combines aromatic spices, unusual flavors, and locally grown products such as pulses, grains, herbs, etc.
Genuine Rajasthani cuisine, from the mouth-watering laal maas to the delectable daal bhaati choorma, is best eaten in Rajasthan. What better place to indulge your taste senses than the state's capital.
8. Boat Ride In Udaipur
Udaipur, often known as the City of Lakes, derives much of its appeal from the abundance of lakes there. Pichola Lake is one of the most well-known lakes in this area and is frequently visited by visitors.
Hills, castles, temples, bathing ghats, and embankments line the perimeter of the lake. There are four islands in the lake, and they have been constructed with lovely castles that are the perfect places to enjoy breathtaking lake views.
The most popular attraction in Udaipur is the enormous and opulent City Palace, so you should put visiting it high on your list of things to do there. Starting in 1553, the City Palace took more than 400 years to complete! The complex, which is open to Udaipur visitors these days, is thought to be the biggest in Rajasthan.
The late-afternoon picturesque boat ride is perhaps the most popular option because it may provide a once-in-a-lifetime chance to take in the beauty and see the spectacular sunset right on the lovely Pichola Lake.
9. Enjoy Sunset In Sajjangarh Fort
Sajjangarh is the ideal sunset location in Udaipur if you want to experience the nicest sunset evening. A popular spot to watch the sunset in Udaipur is Sajjangarh Fort.
Get a bird's-eye view of Udaipur and take lovely shots of the city and sunset. It is well known as a sunset location where you can observe the changing colors of the sun and clouds as they set. It's worth taking pictures of the sun as it sets.
On the other hand, once you reach the summit, you may enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of Fatehsagar Lake and a beautiful sunset on the opposite side. All around, one can capture beautiful images.
10. Old City Walking Tour In Jodhpur
With captivating narrative, discover the city's rich history and culture in a novel way. This excursion will involve discovering the city in all of its richness. It will alter the way you view the area and make your trip to Jodhpur truly unique. You will cherish this memory for the rest of your life.
Your guide will provide priceless insight into the local culture and customs as you travel to the Old City of Jodhpur, as well as information about historical events or religious motivations that influenced them. The Old City, also known as the Blue City, offers the chance to learn about a lengthy, rich history as you learn not only why the city is painted blue but also the background of its architectural harmony and how it was constructed.
If you're thinking about traveling and want to make the most of your trip, choose Allen Batista Travel’s Golden Triangle Tour India package. Our cultural tour will give first time travellers an insider’s view of India’s rich culture and heritage.
Guest Post: Lydia Morris
Costa Rica has been a trendy winter travel destination for quite a while now, and it's no coincidence. Snuggled between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean, this Central American country has something for everyone.
Magnificent national parks and diverse wildlife make Costa Rica an adventurer's paradise. And its sandy beaches and luxury hotels are perfect for a laid-back vacation. With so many reasons to visit Costa Rica, it's hard to choose only five to talk about. Check out our list and start making notes for your next vacation.
Quick tips for traveling to Costa Rica
There are two international airports in Costa Rica. The bigger one is in San Jose, the capital, and there is also one in Liberia. When picking an airport, you should choose one that better fits your travel itinerary.
Still, you can probably find better flight deals when flying to San Jose. Citizens of the United States don't need a visa to enter Costa Rica. However, make sure you have a passport that's valid for at least 90 more days. Also, you'll be required to show a return ticket to the US at the border control.
If you're not looking to spend your entire vacation in one place, knowing how to get around it's useful. The best way to discover Costa Rica once you get there is by riding a local bus. They're cheap, punctual and reliable.
While renting a car is an option, you should be careful. Rural roads can be quite worn out, and inexperienced drivers might struggle to navigate them. There are also quite a few domestic airports. If you're planning to travel a longer distance while in Costa Rica, getting on a flight might be a good idea.
Why Visit Costa Rica in Winter?
Whatever time of the year you choose to visit Costa Rica, you won't regret it. However, visiting during winter has a unique charm to it. American winters can be cold and depressing, and what's a better way to deal with that than to go on a vacation to a sunny, warm place? If that's not enough incentive, here's a list of the top five reasons to visit Costa Rica and have the time of your life.
Diverse Nature and Wildlife
The estimates suggest that Costa Rica houses 5% of the entire world's biodiversity. This inspired growth in eco-tourism, where visitors can have a once-in-a-lifetime experience of beautiful, diverse nature.
In order to protect it and keep the ecosystems healthy, the land was protected by the law. Reserves and national parks cover almost a quarter of Costa Rica's surface area. Twenty-seven of them, to be exact.
There are many terrain varieties between them: jungles, swamps, coral reefs, and volcanos are all there for you to explore. The most famous national parks are Manuel Antonio and Corcovado National Park. Both are tourist-friendly, and you'll still be able to experience the natural beauty in its true form.
Adventure Awaits Everywhere
If laying around all day doesn't fit your idea of a perfect vacation, Costa Rica's got you covered. The options for fun, thrilling activities are endless. If you're curious about trying something new, most tour companies offer instructors and guides to help you get on with that.
Rock climbing, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, and ziplining are only some of the things you can do. Going scuba diving or surfing is an absolute must if you're close to the beach. This active type of vacation can be fun for the whole family, and it will really give you something to remember.
If you feel like the wilderness and 'roughing it' through your vacation isn't for you, you're not the only one. Apart from being a popular destination for adventurers, Costa Rica also has plenty of luxury hotels, resorts, and spas.
They all offer world-class service with fantastic scenery, no matter where you are. Some of them are in the countryside. However, the majority are located on beautiful Costa Rican beaches. Once you get tired of lounging by the pool, you can switch to chilling on the beach. Costa Rica is pretty much paradise for people who love pampering themselves with luxury vacations.
Beaches from Heaven
Costa Rica has a coastline on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It's around 800 miles long, so it's fair to say that there are quite a few beaches. Many of them are your famous postcard-perfect beaches, with white and golden sand and palm trees.
However, due to the diversity of the ecosystems, there are beaches with grey and even black volcanic sand. The water is warm year-round, which makes it perfect for a winter vacation. Also, if you get bored with swimming and lounging on the beach, don't fret. Many beaches get waves ideal for surfing. However, the waves sometimes get pretty large, so being careful is a must here.
Costa Rica is overall a very positive and welcoming country with amazing people. This makes it perfect for a trip where you want to give yourself extra love and care and turn to optimism. Each year, Costa Rica keeps ranking high in the list of the happiest countries in the world, and there are quite a few reasons for that.
It has an excellent health system, access to free education, and pleasant weather all year round. A famous Costa Rican motto is 'Pura Vida', which literally translates to 'Pure Life'. Many Costa Ricans take this very seriously and try to ingrain it in every segment of their lives. It is also a very safe country, so your trip can be completely carefree.
For many people, overseas vacations are usually reserved for summer holidays. However, considering a tropical destination such as Costa Rica for a winter vacation is also a great idea.
There's hardly anyone who would refuse to exchange the cold and grey American winter for a piece of tropical paradise. The fantastic nature, the weather, and the people are just some of the reasons to visit Costa Rica. However you choose to plan your vacation there, you won't regret it.
Lydia Morris is a travel blogger whose mission is always to keep moving and exploring. Throughout her career and all the relocations, she's worked with many moving companies, such as U. Santini Moving and Storage Brooklyn, New York. Her favorite destinations to write about are tropical countries and islands, and she's always eager to come back to them.
By Joanna Allen at Allen Batista Travel, Inc.
Soho, Little Italy and Chinatown are three iconic neighborhoods with a rich vibrant history in New York City. A private personalized walking tour (in person or virtual) will enable you to uncover lesser known secrets about these neighborhoods.
At the hour you specify, the tour will begin at the Spring Street Park center.
You will learn about the most famous and beautiful locations in these amazing New York districts. You may add access tickets for you if you wish to visit a certain landmark or museum. Allen Batista Travel, Inc. Is here to ensure that you have the greatest holiday possible.
View our list for SoHo Little Italy Chinatown Walking Tour choices available in New York.
First, at the time of your choosing, you will meet with your own official tour guide at Spring Street Park center. Three very distinct neighborhoods—Soho, Little Italy, and Chinatown—will be shown to you during this personalized walking tour.
Start in Soho and wander the fashionable streets there, which are known for their architecture, cafés, restaurants, and stores. Explore the cast-iron structures in one of the hippest areas in the city.
Visit the locations of the mafia killings to take in the sights, sounds, and violent history of Little Italy. Experience the ambiance of a real Italian neighborhood while indulging in the greatest pizza, pasta, and gelato.
Finally, Chinatown is where you may try your hand at haggling with a merchant or just enjoy a classic dumpling at a local restaurant. Learn about the history of one of the Western hemisphere's biggest Chinese expat communities.
Landmarks & Points of Interest on The Tour
Soho’s Sites Cast Iron District
The world's biggest collection of whole and partially cast-iron structures can be found in the SoHo Cast-Iron Historic District and Extension. In the 1800s, this ground-breaking construction technique transformed New York City and produced some of Lower Manhattan's most stunning buildings.
Wrought iron was the most used type of metal building material for millennia since it was relatively simple to produce. In order to remove impurities and cast it in molds, cast iron must be heated to substantially greater temperatures than wrought iron (heated until malleable and hammered into shape).
Cast iron architecture was essential to the industrial industry of the period and to what have become the most sought-after residential spaces of today by offering expansive floor plates and huge windows that gave interior light in the pre-electrification age.
SoHo's "Artists and Fleas"
Artists & Fleas, an indoor flea market with a variety of merchants selling anything from handcrafted soaps to vintage clothing, provides a unique shopping experience for every price range. a focus on handmade, modern, and costume jewelry.
The Haughwout Building's elegant facade quietly conceals its intriguing past by blending in almost too well with its SoHo neighborhood in New York City. One of the most innovative construction innovations, the passenger elevator, originated there. Its cast-iron structure served as a forerunner to high-rises with steel frames.
The structure is located today on the outskirts of the well-known SoHo commercial area. It was a part of the posh commercial sector on lower Broadway when it was constructed in 1857. The building was built to accommodate Eder V. Haughwout's upscale retail establishment, which sold handcrafted and imported glass and china that drew notable customers, including Mary Todd Lincoln, who purchased china for the White House there.
You May Go to The Most Precious Blood Church
Why wouldn't you want to check it out with a name like that? The San Gennaro feast is celebrated annually in the Shrine Church of the Most Precious Blood, a cathedral devoted to him.
Visit the church to view objects that are significant to the feast even if the event isn't taking place while you're in NYC. The celebrations begin with a procession across the whole neighborhood as parishioners bring a statue of San Gennaro from its location in the cathedral. The church's pipe organ, which Henry Erben built and put in place soon after the Civil War, is also on display.
The church and Saint Patrick's Old Cathedral recently amalgamated, preserving their status as a significant community and neighborhood hub.
Oldest Cheese Shop in NYC
Since it first opened its doors in 1892, Alleva Dairy has been situated at the intersection of Grand and Mulberry. It is a mainstay in the area, which is well-known for its daily fresh cheese production and assortment of other Italian delights.
The same Italian food merchant family has owned and operated Alleva Dairy for four generations. Despite the changes occurring in its Little Italy neighborhood, it is still a lovely and authentic Italian grocery store today.
Visit Some of The Sites Used in Hollywood Movies
You may visit locations where some of the most well-known Hollywood films have been shot on a variety of guided excursions to get a sense of the genuine Soho and Little Italy.
While visiting Little Italy and Soho, you may immerse yourself in the worlds of the Godfather and Donnie Brasco and marvel at the Ghostbusters movie set.
In Chinatown, See Folks Playing Xinagui
Chinese chess, also known as Xinagui, is one of the most well-liked board games in China and a favorite pastime among Chinatown dwellers. It's entertaining to watch as players test their opponents.
In the neighborhood's Colombus Park, a well-liked gathering place for New Yorkers, you're likely to witness locals honing their Xinagui abilities.
Lombardi’s Pizza – NY’s First Pizzeria
One of the best pies in New York City can still be found at Lombardi's, which is reputed to be the country's first pizzeria.
In order to make tomato pies that he then wrapped in paper and tied with a thread, Gennario Lombardi borrowed methods from Naples when he first established his grocery store in 1905. At their workplaces, employees would have them at lunch.
Even now, it continues to serve the same lovely, smoky-crusted coal oven-baked pizza. What could be more New York than the fact that it is still well-liked after all these years and that stopping by to get a slice is a must?
Little Italy in New York (Mulberry Street between Broom and Canal) is no more than a three-block tourist treasure trove nestled between Chinatown and Soho.
The infamous Mafia's influence, which used to be intricately woven into the fabric of daily life, is now gone. This walking tour will transport you to a time when mobsters—not hipsters—ruled Little Italy's streets.
Canal and Motts Streets
Lower Manhattan's Canal Street is a crossroads of cultures. It is renowned for its low-cost shopping scene. The route borders several iconic Manhattan neighborhoods and extends from the Hudson River area to East Broadway.
In addition to being the primary thoroughfare in Chinatown, Canal Street also acts as a gateway to Little Italy, SoHo, and Tribeca. Over time, Canal Street has solidified its reputation as a sanctuary for hawkers who sell imitation items. Vendors regularly mutter the names of opulent labels like Prada, Coach, Gucci, and others as you pass them on the street.
For tourists, Mott Street in New York's Chinatown offers the best of what the neighborhood has to offer: an amazing selection of authentic Chinese cuisine, affordable gift shops, tea rooms, jewelry shops, fish and vegetable markets, as well as some last-remaining Italian businesses.
Mott Street is home from the perspective of a resident. It is still the place where Chinese immigrants and their American-born offspring call home more than a century later. This Chinatown in the United States is a true neighborhood where families are actually born, raised, and still thriving today.
This walking trip is perfect if you want to spend some time seeing Soho, Little Italy, and Chinatown.
Walk the Same Streets as Picasso With a Trip to Barcelona, Spain and Learn about Spanish Culture While Enjoying its Finest Aspects
By Caitlin Moehrle at Allen Batista Travel, Inc.
Nestled near the eastern coast of Spain, by the Mediterranean Sea, lies Barcelona, a city rich with centuries of history, art, and culture. Its origins begin with the Roman Empire and span across periods of Islamic and Catholic rule, which paved the way for a contemporary destination brimming with magnificent architecture, artworks, food, and performances.
Whether you’re seeking to explore Spanish heritage, be inspired by historical art and architecture, or just relax in a brand new environment, Barcelona, Spain is the place to go. After all, not many people can say they’ve walked the same streets as Picasso.
As of October 21, 2022, international visitors to Spain are not barred from entry by COVID-19 restrictions. All venues are at maximum capacity without limits. As for currency, it is a good time to visit Barcelona since the current exchange rate is 0.95 Euro to 1 United States dollar.
For five days/four nights, Allen Batista Travel’s sightseeing trip to Barcelona, Spain will enable you to visit architectural masterpieces, marvels of nature, and bustling commercial avenues. This travel package includes hotel fees, daily breakfast, a bilingual tour guide, and more.
Here are our top five destinations and experiences for the Barcelona Spain cultural sightseeing tour.:
La Sagrada Familia
Translated as ‘The Sacred Family’, La Sagrada Famila is the largest unfinished Catholic church, globally. Catholics and non-religious visitors alike will revel in its decadent construction, on par with a medieval castle. At 564 feet tall, the church soars into the sky and creates an interior which, upon entering, immediately makes one sympathize with the miniscule perspective of an ant.
For nature-lovers who feel more at home outdoors, the multi-peak mountain range of Montserrat just outside Barcelona is a picturesque example of Spain’s natural beauty. Home to the independent Abbey founded in 1025, its breathtaking and towering height is paired with the spiritual peace and tranquility desired by the worshiping monks. Visitors can hike the mountain or simply treat their eyes to a spectacular view.
A road almost 4,000 feet in length, it could be given the moniker of the Broadway of Barcelona. The street divides the two quarters of the city: the historical Gothic quarter and the more contemporary-leaning El Raval.
Along the tree-lined street, one can find the Boqueria food market, street performers (including mimes, most likely pretending to be stuck in a box), and a mosaic by the famous Joan Miró—watch where you step or you’re likely to miss it!
Tablao Flamenco Cordobes
Any visitor to Spain would be amiss to leave out live performances. Internationally acclaimed and lauded by experts in flamenco, the Tablao Flamenco Cordobes is committed to keeping traditional Spanish dance and cuisine alive.
Marvel at the synchronized, fast-paced movements of the dancers and lively melodies of the musicians while tasting Catalonian dishes. This Tablao in particular is celebrated for its intimate setting, with the close proximity of the dancers to the audience.
If you’re planning to leave no stone unturned in your visit to Barcelona, this museum dedicated to the early life of Pablo Picasso is a must-see attraction. Housing over 4,000 of his works, the sleek modern museum displays works from his most formative years as an artistic apprentice.
The variety of Picasso’s works, from realistic portraits to abstract cubist designs, reveals the extent of his creativity and genius.
Book a Trip Today
Barcelona is the ideal destination for a travel experience at the intersection of rich history and a thriving contemporary life. Book a trip with Allen Batista Travel, Inc. and explore more of the city in addition to the sightseeing opportunities above.