Reserve123 In Europe

Reserve123 In Europe

Are you on Instagram? If not, you should truly join. For those visually-driven social media users, Instagram is a Godsend. Twitter is for those of us who have something to say to the world; Instagram is for those of us who have something to show the world, and unlike Pinterest, the content is (usually) created [...]

Getting To Know Our Family – Sacki

Getting To Know Our Family – Sacki

Hello, my name is Sacki! I’ve been working at Reserve 123 for 4 years now and I’ve loved every minute of it. I really enjoy helping people reach their desired destinations and making sure they’re getting their money’s worth. I want to help my clients have a memorable experience when it comes to travel. The [...]

Gratuity Standards Around the World

Gratuity Standards Around the World

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 [...]

Holidays Travel

Happy Thanksgiving!

thanksgivingThe whole Reserve123 family would like to wish you and yours a very happy, turkey-filled Thanksgiving! Wherever in the world you may be spending this holiday, just know that we’re thankful to be able to network with and provide travel activities such wonderful people. Make sure to enjoy this day, and remember that we all have so much to be thankful for!

If you’re someone who looks forward to Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials, you may want to check out all of our Super Saver discounts. They’re available year-round, in cities all around the globe.

Check em’ out!

 

 

Travel

When Good Trips Go Bad… And Then Get Good Again

cloud icon with design on blue sky backgroundAnyone who has ever been on a trip to anywhere probably knows that when you travel, things don’t always go as planned. Luggage gets lost, flights get delayed, taxi cab drivers render you helpless and afraid for your life, and once in a blue moon, the United States Government shuts down.

Every Reserve123 Team member is dedicated to ensuring the arrangements we make for our customers go off without a hitch, and if there is some sort of mishap, we work our best to correct the issue and get things back on track. Unfortunately, we couldn’t quite correct the Government Shutdown issue (although, many of us likely had downright brilliant ideas regarding a resolution), so closures and cancellations began to affect our customers’ reservations.

To our delight, we were able to help one of our groups make the most of their trip, despite the ongoing fiasco in our nation’s capitol. Read More »

Travel

Secrets of the Best Travel Photography

Beautiful sailor girlCapturing those special travel moments perfectly can be an elusive enterprise.

Cameras and the art of photography have certainly come a long way since the days of black and white photos and the cliché tourist vacation albums.

The most advanced cameras can be overwhelming with all of their setting options, lenses, and lighting tools.

But what about travelers with simply a point-and-shoot digital camera, or a smart phone?

Here are just a few photography tips to shed light on frame-worthy photos:

1. Tell a story. Make an effort to feature the place, people, and things in your photo to lead the viewer’s eye around. For example, the photo on the left not only captures the ocean and coastline in the radiant amber sunset, but also includes the sailboat and many interesting features aboard the vessel, as well as the silhouette of a beautiful sailor adjusting the mast lines and holding a sun hat. Great photos have great composition.

2. Get closer. Avoid digital zooming whenever possible. Physically get closer to the subject, because backgrounds can be too distracting if the subject is too far away. But don’t get too close, as that may lead to distortion.

3. Get in the action yourself. Capturing engaging photos starts with including yourself, not setting yourself apart from what is going on. Viewers don’t want to see photos reminiscent of lab results – they want to feel like they are right there with the subject and a part of the scene themselves. A lot of times candid photos while engaging with people doing something turn out better than the stereotypical posed shots.

4. Lighting. You can get better quality outdoor photos by utilizing natural lighting at sunrise and sunset for lower contrast and pastel color vibrancy when the sun is near the horizon. There also tends to be fewer crowds at major attractions to obstruct your frame line. You can turn a mundane scene into something magical if you time it just right.

5. Expect the unexpected. Part of traveling is knowing that you may not have control over everything that happens. Transportation delays, bad weather, closed attractions, etc. Learn to improvise and make the most of circumstances. Are there interesting indoor locations and things to do? Have you talked to the locals to find out their favorite hot spots? Going off the beaten path of your plans can lead to more interesting opportunities. Being flexible and creative will make your trip and photography much more enjoyable.

Want to learn more secrets of the art? Join one of our amazing Photography Tours around the world and capture your travel tales!

Travel

The Minimalist’s Guide to Good Travel

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. Read More »

Travel

The Best Eats in Nashville

chicken stand1. Mafiaoza’s

With countless pizza toppings for an any-way-you-want-it experience, two for one slice and beer specials, and free bits of dough for the kids to play with while you wait, Mafiaoza’s is the place to be if you’ve craving a good, southern pie. They’ve even got gluten-free options available upon request!

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Travel

How to Disconnect from Technology on Vacation

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. Read More »

Travel

Halloween Screams

halloweenWell hello there, October! Haven’t seen you in a few months. Well, 12 really.

Pumpkin Spice flavoring is everywhere around this time of year. Coffeehouses, grocery stores, restaurant seasonal dessert menus, your kitchen… By the time this month rolls around, thoughts about hayrides and Halloween are on your mind more than ever. If you’re taking a trip soon, or looking for a themed adventure in or around your own town, we got a few to choose from.

Here are a few of our favorites.

Charleston Halloween Ghost Sail

On this family-friendly tour, you’ll set sail for a nighttime adventure featuring spooky stories about Charleston’s past. Read More »

World Experiences

Your Typical Travel Moments (in GIFs) – Part 2

There’s a little Tumblr blog out there called Daddy Newbie, and if you haven’t heard of it, you’re missing out. Each update is a hilariously true-to-form representation of what it’s like dealing with daddy responsibilities for the first time. To make matters funnier, the stories are told in GIFs.

We love GIFs around these parts, ahem, and many of the updates can also apply to a few more of our most relatable travel moments.  So, may we present part two of “Your Typical Travel Moments,” like the one above. That’s what happens when you and your friends finally arrive at your getaway destination. Click through for the rest. Read More »

Holidays

Happy Labor Day!

 

labor dayWe’d like to wish everyone a wonderfully happy Labor Day weekend!

Go to a cookout, enjoy some barbecue, soak up some sun, hop in a pool and wear all that white in your closet. If you’re headed out of town, enjoy your time away and make the most of your trip. (Check here & here for some tips)

Happy Travels! Read More »

Travel

Why You Should Book Travel Insurance

travel insurance

Most people see the option for travel insurance during the booking process and brush it off as a useless expense. You might think your itinerary is iron clad, but every traveler is susceptible to unforeseen issues and last minute emergencies. Depending on the package, travel insurance may cover more than you think. In fact, a small fee could end up saving you pretty penny if things do go awry. Read More »


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