Friday, 21 December 2012

JK Rowling Helping Single Parents

At our Holidays For Single Parents webpage, we help single parents cope with the holidays, and find great vacations to help your family recharge and re-energise.

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Even though you are a lone parent, it doesn't mean you have to be by yourself.

Organisations like Gingerbread help single parents quite a bit, by creating a support community, offering assistance, and more. Its President is JK Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books, and formerly a single parent herself.

Here is an excerpt from their website, with the story of one single parent:

I feel like my whole life is consumed by children. I don't get a lot of time to myself.
I have three kids: Tom, 11, Ryan, 9 and three-year-old Sophie and I've been a single parent twice over.
Way back I got married and had two boys but then we divorced and I was four years a single parent, until I met Sophie's father. That relationship was volatile and destructive. Sophie was a newborn when her father became violent. He threatened to run off with her and told social workers I was an unfit mother.
I lost everything, including my self-respect. He was abusive to my two sons and I didn't know, that was the final straw.
So I was a single parent again, it was even harder the second time. I wrongly blamed myself, used to wonder why it was happening to me again.


Check out the site, and see what great work they do.

Monday, 17 December 2012

Female Sex Tourism

There is an interesting article about Holidays for Single Travellers that has a section which focuses on the phenomenon of female sex tourism.

This is a phenomenon which exists in an underground way, but almost like a well kept secret that many many people know about. It especially involves women from Western countries having romantic relationships with men (the Caribbean and Kenya are the biggest places), breaking racial barriers and gender stereotypes.

Here is an excerpt from another interesting article:

Moussa flipped through a stack of photos. In one image, an overweight, Spanish woman — his first "girlfriend" — has her arms around his small frame. She gave him $500, he said, before heading home. Another photo is a self-taken shot of him with an Italian woman who he said gave him the $650 to open his souvenir shop in Dakar where we now sit, drinking spicy Touba coffee.

He pointed out the gifts tourists send him: CDs, USB drives, a guitar, an MP3 player and a DVD player.

"I don't ask for money," he said. "We go out. They pay for everything. We have sex. Before they leave, they give me a bit cash to help me out."

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Sunday, 16 December 2012

Funny Travel Quotes

At our Vacations for Singles webpage, we give you tips, suggestions, and advice about planning a great holiday for yourself, with other singles, or even by yourself.

Travelling and seeing new places opens up your mind and world. It also lets you see how funny the world can be.

Here are some funny quotes about travelling that you may find interesting:

"You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there."

~ Yogi Berra

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Saturday, 15 December 2012

Ten Colorful Places To Visit

Trip Advisor is a great site, and one of the most popular.

They have just made a very interesting list of the 10 most colourful destinations in the world, with some stunning photographs.

10 fantastically colorful places

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If you are single and would like to visit these places with a group of other singles, without having to pay the extra singles charges that other travel companies charge, check out our site at Vacations for Singles, and book your own colorful vacation today!

Friday, 14 December 2012

Amazing Treehouse Hotels

At Holidays For Single People, we help you find the best vacation packages for singles, whether you are 18-35 or in your 30s, 40s, 50s, or active 60s.

One thing we love about travel is experiencing something unique, that you can never experience in your everyday life.

The Crazy-Cool Treehouse-Like Hotels of Huilo-Huilo

Well, here is one of those experiences. You may have heard of some unusual hotels before, but how about hotels made in thousand year old trees? Amazing. Here are more details:

The Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve in the Andes Mountains of Chile is one of Spot Cool Stuff's favorite travel destinations in all of South America.
Here's our look at two of the unusual, and amazing, places to stay within the reserve: The Hotel La Montaña Mágica and the Nothofagus Hotel & Spa.

And to book your own out of this world vacation experience, visit us at Holidays For Single People.