Posts Tagged ‘tips’

A Few Reasons to Book a B&B When you Travel

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Bed and BreakfastMost people instinctive think to book a hotel for their lodging needs while on vacation. With countless sites devoted to helping you find the perfect suite in the perfect location at the perfect price, securing a hotel room can seem like the most convenient choice. There are, however, other options. Namely, a bed and breakfast – A.K.A. a B&B.

B&Bs are a great place to stay in any city, but they’re often overshadowed by all those big-name hotel chains and their fancy advertising. We’d like to urge every traveler to try a B&B on a few of their trips. Check out our solid list of reasons below

Quality service

Bed and Breakfasts are often small establishments. Unlike hotels, you will likely have a chance to actually meet the owner(s), and you might actually make an honest connection with them. The gentleman who checks you into your room can also recommend the best nearby place for dinner instead of referring you to a concierge. Also, these kind of recommendations will usually be based on experience, rather than just listing a few run-of-the-mill dining chains.

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Ways To Save Money on Vacation

Monday, February 17th, 2014

Save and spend

We like saving money. Chances are, you also like saving money.

Saving money while also having a great time on vacation means returning home a happy camper. You’ve probably had that feeling of dread after a lavish week away from home… that moment you decide to finally check your bank account and face reality. We’d like to help ease the anxiety of that moment, so here are some simple ways to save money on your next trip. (more…)

Tips for Keeping Your Home Safe While On Vacation

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

houseNow that you’ve finished planning that trip, it’s time to sit back, relax and wait for your departure date to arrive. Except there’s one more thing to remember: securing your home. If you’ll be away for longer than a day or two, you’ll want to take the proper precautions to ensure you empty home is nice and secure. Of course, we’d all love to think the best of the people in or near our community and assume that none of these individuals would pose a threat to our belongings, but it doesn’t hurt to be extra careful anyway. It only takes a few simple steps to increase your home’s level of safety.

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What To Do With Your Pet While You Travel

Monday, January 13th, 2014

Young child playing fetch with dogSo, you’re planning a family trip this year? Maybe you’re traveling for work? Whether you’re a small tribe with multiple children and multiple dogs running around, or a single unit that consists of yourself and your feline friend, if you are leaving your home for an extended period of time, you’ll need to ensure your pet is well taken care of. Depending on the domestic company you keep, there are a few options to consider when making preparations. Here are a handful of ideas to help decide what to do with your pet while you travel. (more…)

5 Tips to Avoid Altitude Sickness on Your Ski Trip

Thursday, January 9th, 2014

altitude sicknessThe dust from the holidays has finally settled. Everyone is getting the most use out of their favorite gifts, the tree has been stripped and tossed and the new health routines are (not?) being broken. We’re also starting to remember the realities of winter weather, unless of course you have a vacation around the corner. In which case, all dietary bets are off. Take advantage of those all-you-can-eat dining options on your cruise, or ride down to the beach and enjoy the most decadent seafood available. If you’re planning a trip to the mountains, seize the chance to have some hot and piping comfort meals to keep you warm.

Vacations are meant to be fully enjoyed, and your ski or snowboarding trip is no exception, despite the freezing temperatures and uncomfortably high altitudes. Altitude sickness can attack even the healthiest individuals, and even if you’re just planning a relaxing weekend at a mile-high cabin, you’ll want to take the proper precautions to ensure you body stays in tip-top shape. Here are a few tips. (more…)

The Minimalist’s Guide to Good Travel

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

minimalist travelDo you like to keep it simple during your travels? Are you someone who saves every last dime to take multiple trips each year? Do you prefer to spend more time exploring a city than hanging out at the resort? If you answered yes to any of the above questions, you may be a minimalist when it comes to travel. This can often be a wonderful way to visit all the places on your bucket list, because you realize that all we really need to enjoy ourselves are the essentials. Read on for three quick ways to stick to the basics whilst traveling, and keep your minimalist ways going strong. (more…)

How to Disconnect from Technology on Vacation

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

Tablet on the beachWelcome to the 21st century. It’s a technology-driven world out here, and it can be a challenge to pry our favorite devices out of our gadget happy hands. What better time to take a break from it all then when you’re on vacation? None, that’s when. There is arguably no better time to take a break from it all. You’re already leaving the cares of your routine life behind, so why not try pulling the technological plug while you’re at it? At least for a few days. You may be wondering how to disconnect from technology on vacation, so below are a few suggestions on how to make that happen. (more…)

7 Miscellaneous Items to Pack in Your Carry-On

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Woman trying to close overfilled suitcaseThere’s a science to gathering a piece of luggage, and it can be a task trying to decide what to pack in your carry on.

If you know the right tips and tricks, you can squeeze about 10 days worth of items into your bag and save some cash on those rising checked luggage fees. Not to mention, there’s no need to worry about your possessions getting lost or having to wait for your suitcase (that looks similar to other passengers’ suitcases) to roll around at baggage claim.

Hooray for the carry-on bag. It definitely deserves some appreciation, and the next time you start packing yours, consider adding these items to the list.

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Gratuity Standards Around the World – Part 2

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Awhile back, we discussed tipping and the appropriate gratuity offerings according to countries you visit. That list was very much incomplete, and should be used as a rough guide on your travels. We’d love to break down the standards in all 192 nations recognized by the UN, but that would take quite some time. Maybe we’ll make it an ongoing series. Here’s the second gratuity standards installment. (more…)

Gratuity Standards Around the World

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

In the United States, most people use an exact formula to calculate how much gratuity they pay to those in the service industry. For others, a tip is paid according to the quality of service(s) received. It can be a sensitive topic.

Various restaurants pay their wait staff real viagra without prescription low wages, with the expectation that gratuities from patrons will supplement their income. Unfortunately, that expectation is not always met, and even first-class servers can find themselves short-changed at times. Leaving a tip is always optional, but the customs in some countries are more firm than others. Here are a few gratuity standards. (more…)


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