* TEST* New Travel Site

Say Hello to the newest kid on the Online Travel Community!www.getholsbooked.com is your new one stop shop for all your travel needs. With thousands of holiday destinations you will be spoilt for choice and it’s so easy to do. Just simply select, click and book!
But I hear you say why book through www.getholsbooked.com?
The answer is simple…they are dedicated to providing first class service at affordable prices, whether you are simply booking a room or a whole package.

So no matter if you are looking for somewhere to top up you tan,  for the next adventure trekking in the Pyrenees or some snowboarding action on the slopes, there is literally no better place to look!

So here are the Top 5 most travelled Holiday Destinations for Winter 2011

Bon Temps, Louisiana USA
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Bon Temps is a popular destination at the moment, we all know this comes off the back of the hit TV Series True Blood which is set around this town. Louisiana is most famous for it’s beautiful colonial plantation houses, long gravel drives and overhanging trees. So why not book now and take in the beautiful but haunting scenery and you never know, you may even spot a star or two!

Dominican Republic, Caribbean
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Who could resist the turquoise, crystal clear waters and beautiful white sandy beaches of the Dominican Republic. So if you fancy a relaxing and luxurious holiday, where you can lounge on the beach without a care in the world. This is the place for you!
And of  course this would make the ideal Wedding and Honeymoon destination. A perfect tropical Island paradise…

New York, USA
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If you feel like being a big spender, why not take a trip to New York. Know as the Big Apple, New York is a bright lights big city that won’t disappoint. You can shop till you drop during the day, take in a show or relax in your room and watch the city lights as day turns to night.

Krakow, Poland
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Krakow is one of the oldest Cities in Poland. This city is full of charm and an unusual warmth, even if the weather is not. You can visit many spectacular historic buildings as well as some of the best theatres in the world. There are also the Christmas Markets beginning in Europe around this time of year, so you may even be able to grab a few Christmas pressies while on your hols…

Tenerife, Canary Islands
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If you are looking for somewhere relatively warm to get away from the Winter chills with the family, look no further than Tenerife. One of the world’s most popular holiday destinations with millions of visitors every year. There is lots of things to see and do, the south of the island is hotter and drier, while the north is more lush. You also have two kinds of beach to choose from, normal golden sands or the black volcanic beaches that virtually cover the island.

So go ahead and book you Winter Holiday this year with www.getholsbooked.com

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Top 10 Flight Scenes in Movies

We all have our favourite Aviation related Movies, whether they are action ones New Movies like Top Gun, Disaster Movies where planes crash or explode or even Horror Movies like Final Destination , where death is just one step behind you…

These types of Movies all have the power to strike up fear in most of us, we all seem to have this primal fear inside us, the fear of falling. Or in the case of flying crashing or exploding in mid-air. I myself love these kinds of Films, as I always wanted to be in the Air Force, which I never got to do, but I can always dream. Or of course watch one of these Movies !!

Here are out Top 10 Flight Scenes from Movies…

Air Force One

Air Force One the 1997 Movie, starring Harrison Ford, Gary Oldman and Glen Close.

The President (Ford) Struggles to regain control of Air Force One after Russian hi-jackers take over the plane. But he has a difficult decision to make, does he give in to their demands and release their Russian General or does he stand and fight to rescue his Wife and Daughter.

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10 Awesome Movie Posters

Movie posters have been used to advertise films in Cinema’s all over the world for years, they are designed to be eye catching and intriguing, to tempt you in to see the film.They originally would have been illustrations of the Film or sometimes the characters accompanied by a few words, but have since progressed to photographs of either the setting or the characters from it, with some really catchy slogan.Most modern Movie posters are generated using computer graphics, the same as the big Movies really, they are designed to be eye catching and draw you into the local Cinema.Some Movie posters are even done slightly differently for different Continents, to appeal to different markets, so a lot of research and thought goes into making these posters, trying to attract our attention to the latest release or Movie showing. If they don’t get it right, it could make the difference between a massive Box Office hit or a total flop. A huge amount rides on the success of these posters.The new big thing in the Film or Cinema world is Motion Posters, basically the poster is animated and brings the poster and movie to life..Here are some of our Top 10 Movie Posters.

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This is a character poster of Bumblebee from Transformers, Revenge of the Fallen designed by BLT and Associates for the release of the 2009 Movie. They also did loads of alternative versions for this movie, to appeal to anyone and everyone. BLT are based in Hollywood and specialise in Movie posters, they have been around since the 1990’s and have designed hundreds of really famous Film posters.

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10 Movies That Blew Up The Most Cars In The Making

When I look at these Movies nowadays with big action scenes, lots of big car chases and of course the total destruction that follows, I cringe…but yes I do enjoy them, maybe not as much as my horror flicks, but I quite often watch them, especially when my hubby and I are into cars.
I myself love cars, especially old muscle cars and love these kinds of Movies, such as XXX with Vin Diesel (yummy !) and Bad Boys starring Will Smith, but the poor cars, these beautiful machines they destroy…all for a few seconds of pleasure. It makes me want to cry !

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These Movies tend to draw in the crowds at the Box Office and do end up making everyone lots of money, but what happens to these battered and broken cars at the end of filming ?
Do these Movie big-wigs ever think of the environmental side of smashing up loads of cars and disposing of the crumpled pile of metal when everything is over ?

I would love to know if they actually use the true cars in the crash scenes or are they just kit cars or specially (cheaply) constructed fakes that they destroy. I have heard that some Movies use a cheap chassis with the correct vehicle shell, which they then adapt and modify to do stunts or of course to blow up etc.

But other ones such as the Bond Movies use freebie cars from the likes of Aston Martin. In Casino Royale, the scene where Bond (Daniel Craig) flips the Aston along the road before being captured and tortured by Le Chiffre, they totalled 3 of these beauties and they weren’t cheap mock ups either. They were the real deal. The sacrifices car manufacturers make for advertising in movies…

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Lands End to John OGroats by Motorbike

My Dad and his friend are planning to do this next year, maybe in the summer. It has always been one of their dreams, so I thought I would do a little research for my own curiosity and to give them a few ideas.They won’t of course be travelling the direct route via motorways etc, they will also be taking time to visit some places on the way and possibly even doing a walk or two.

I have decided to write it up into an article for everyone who is thinking about doing this journey, just to give some tips and point out some lovely places to visit along the way.

Motorbike travel 1 Lands End to John OGroats by Motorbike

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Fashion Made Famous By Movies

We all know that in the world of advertising you have to be one step ahead all the way and must use every trick in the book to help sell whatever you are advertising, it’s no good just sitting on your laurels and hoping for the best or thinking that people will be so taken with your product that it will just fly off the shelves.So you need to get either someone famous on board that loves your product and is willing to endorse it. Or even better give it away to TV shows or movies to use on set as props, yes it will cost you a few of the products but it is free advertising and if it turns out to be a big hit (like Sex and the City) you are on to an absolute winner, because the general public and celebrities will be falling over themselves trying to get some of what you are selling.

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Sex in the City is a fashion trend all of it’s own, everyone who is a big fan and even celebrities want to look just like the girls Carrie, Samantha, Charlotte and Miranda and it’s set to continue for a while with the recent release of Sex in the City 2.

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Best Equipment for Ghost Hunting

Ghost Hunting these days is big business,especially with all these TV shows at the moment like Most Haunted and Ghost Hunters (TAPS). Companies will charge you a small fortune to go on overnight ghost hunts with them, but please be aware that there are con-men out there. We advise you to do some checking up on the company you are going to use, before you part with your money. Remember genuine ghost hunters will be very friendly, happy to answer any questions you have and they will not promise you loads of activity or even ghost sightings, they will simply say that hopefully you will see or at least experience something on the night.

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Most Haunted

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Ghost Hunters

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We would also advise you join a ghost hunting group or organisation before you even think about going it alone, they have all the insurance, they check the venue out health and safety wise, get all the permissions and they buy all the expensive equipment, but you can if you want buy some of your own equipment to take along with you.

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And also remember never to go ghost hunting on your own (it’s dangerous), without prior permission from whomever owns the land or property and always tell somewhere where you are going.

Here is some equipment you can look at or buy and more information on how it works…..

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Top 5 Best Car Shows in Europe

For all you car lovers out there, we thought we would write about some of the biggest and best Car Shows here in the UK and in Europe.

These Car Shows show off some of the most gorgeous cars, all in beautiful colours and gleaming like you would not believe. They show case Concept Cars, Cars that are about to be launched into production and some shows are just a collection of enthusiasts that gather together at a certain time of year to show off their pride and joy. Some of these shows are now huge and bring in massive crowds from all over the globe.

So here are some of the Best shows we could find…

British International Motor Show London UK

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The first British Motor Show was held by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) at Crystal Palace, London in 1903. It has since moved home a few times, ending up at ExCeL at London’s Docklands in 2008.

The Shows are held every 2 years, with the last Motor Show held in 2008, as the 2010 Show was cancelled due to the economic downturn.

These Motor Shows attract all the big Motor Manufacturers, massive crowds, Celebrities and even Royalty.

In the 2008 Show they even had music from Bands like A-HA, UB40, Roxy Music and Simply Minds, who performed some of their most popular songs.

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Yummy Healthy Xmas Recipes

This article is for you if you are sick of over indulging in all the Xmas food or for after Christmas when you want to loose weight fastor of course if you have promised yourself that you will eat a bit healthier.

This is an easy way to increase your fruit intake and vitamins without having to follow complicated diets or recipes.

So why not try some Fruit Smoothies to give your body a boost of Vitamins and Minerals

Basic and easy fruit

Basic and easy fruit smoothie

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Soya milk or Organic semi skimmed milk

Medium banana

Various berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackcurrants etc)

Blend in a Blender until smooth, add a few ice cubes and a garnish.

Cranberry and mango smoothie

Ripe mango

200ml or 7fl oz cranberry juice

150ml peach flavoured yogurt

Peel, stone and roughly chop the mango, then place it in a blender with the remaining ingredients. Process until smooth. Add a couple of ice cubes and garnish, serve immediately.

Cranberry yogurt smoothie

250g or 8oz apples

100g frozen cranberries

100ml live natural yogurt

1 tbsp clear honey

Juice the apples and precess in a blender with the other ingredients. Serve in a tumbler over ice cubes.

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Cult Horror Movies Fathers

We all know their names and their iconic films, but did anyone think they would make it back to the big screen ? I didn’t and I certainly didn’t think all four of the most famous horror film makers would make a comeback all in the same year !

Hammer House of Horror is Back….

In the 1950’s through to the 1970’s Hammer Films dominated the horror cinema both here in Britain and worldwide. With Classics  like…

The Curse of Frankenstein (1957)

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