Tuesday, June 27, 2017

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Cruise Discounts

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Many travel operators offers discounts on the whole trip, including the flights, hotels and in some cases the transport.

Most times a lot of the tips for getting cheap flights will be the same as they are for package

deals. 

Why offer package deals?
1.  Travel operators buy a certain number of flights and hotel rooms which they then try and sell throughout the year. 

2.  Last minute package holidays are readily available if you are not fussy about destination and can
wait until the very last minute. 

3.  Optional extras are big business for package tour operators and they will often make most of their profit from these extras such as insurance, excursions and transport at your destination. Whilst these will often be available elsewhere cheaper, you may find that purchasing these from your package holiday operator will allow you to negotiate a discount on your holiday.
You may even be able to get a ‘free’ extra if you agree to book on the spot.

4.  Accommodation is not the expensive part of the package and you will sometimes find that a package holiday to a particular destination will end up as a cheaper alternative to trying to book flights on their own. Last minute package deals are
often so cheap that you can take the point of view that even if you hate the accommodation you
can always phone around for your chosen hotel. 

 

How to find adventure deal packages?

 Word of mouth is invaluable when you are considering going off the beaten track. 

 Get hold of a couple of guidebooks on the areas that you are considering. 

 Look at message boards online. The internet is a superb resource and will allow you to contact
many people who have first hand experience of your destination.
 If you are going on a guided tour once you reach your destination, make sure that you get
everything straight before you depart.  Agree a price before you leave as you will be in a much weaker
position once you are halfway up a mountain!

 

 

Cruise Bargains


Very few people ever pay the full brochure price for a cruise. This is a fact, so getting a discount
from the advertised prices should be relatively easy. 

On a cruise you are stuck on it for the duration of the cruise so make sure you read reviews, consider what others said about the cruise ship and talk to a reputable travel agent. 

Look for cruise discounts online or ask your travel agent. 

Some cruise lines offer last minute bargains 

When it comes to cruising, finding a specialist travel agent will normally be a good move. Contact suitable looking agents and ask to be put on their mailing list. I f you are interested in a specific line or destination make this known to them.

Remember to ask the agent for the best deals.

Another thing to bear in mind is that children often pay full adult price on cruises if they are
taking a full adult berth.

Cruise Rewards

1.  Cruise lines like to keep their customers and many lines will offer you incentives to book for the following year when you are onboard.

2.  Onboard credit for booking with certain cruises -which will mean that you get the benefit of your early booking next year.

3. Loyalty programs, so inquire about these on board, too.

4.  Military discounts

5.  Group discounts 

6.  Travel credit card point reward program offer cash off of your next travel trip 

7.  Travel membership clubs offer deals and often guarantee lower prices than you can find anywhere

 

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Save Money On Cruises With These Smart Traveling Tips

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There is more to travel than just jumping on a cruise.  Cruises can prove to be an exciting experience.

There are many things to see and do on a cruise, so plan appropriately. Do you have what it takes? No matter how good of a planner you are, you should find something in this article to help you.

Booking cruises online is like one-stop shopping for vacation planning.

Look  for sites that offer sample itineraries for your convenience.  

Look for sites that offer comparison pricing and/or various packages. 

You can book everything you need for your trip, from rental cars to flights to hotel rooms, all from the comfort of your computer.

One of the best parts is the fact that you can read reviews from many sources.

These websites also include special deals when your flight and hotel are booked together in a single package.

They also offer discounts when vacancy is high or when you are traveling at the last minute.

More Savings:

1.  Look for credit cards that offer bonus millage points for traveling

2.  Look for cards that offer special travel bonuses for putting trips on the card

3.  Search for travel companies offering travel  bonuses for signing up 

4.  Travel membership companies offering savings on vacations car rental, hotel, cruises and give reward points for traveling

5.  Travel membership companies offering reward points for referrals and guarantee lowest prices for traveling as a member

 It is customary to give gratuities or tips to any staff that makes your stay easier.

Gratuities can be included in your package or paid on-board.

You should give about a dollar per bag and 2 to 5 dollars per day of housekeeping

if you want to leave extra at the end of your stay.   

Always carry an updated color photo of your child with you.

This will come in handy if they are ever lost. Losing your child is a scary situation.

Sometimes these kinds of things happen.

Keeping a picture with of your child with you in the event they become separated from you will help to locate them more easily than just a description will. 

Look for a hotel that offers free parking and stay the night before leaving from a port city, on a cruise.

You can check with staff at the hotel for unpublished parking deals. 

Before you go on a trip, ensure that you have copies of your important papers.

Keep the copies of vital documents in a location separate from the ones you are taking with you on the trip. Leave another set of copies with someone you trust in case something happens to your copies. 

Attach a label with your name and contact information to your luggage and place another one on the inside.

This way, even if your luggage gets lost and external tags are detached, your luggage may still find you.

Placing labels on the interior of your bag can help to ensure that you will get your belongings back, regardless of how long they are out of sight. 

You can obtain local currency on-board ship for the port calls activities and shopping,  I

f you want to hit the ground running on your next vacation, be sure to take some of the local currency with you. 

You might find it difficult to exchange the currency if you need it after business hours.

You can also visit a major bank and get some foreign currency before you even start your trip. 

Leave all unnecessary valuables at home. An excess of valuables will make you an obvious target for theft. 

Keep track of your important belongings when traveling.

When carrying a purse, make sure you keep it tucked under your arm.

Avoid bags with easy-access zippers that can be easily accessed by someone other than yourself.

Carefully evaluate your bags for security risks when choosing one for traveling.

 As much as it would be fun to just get on a plane, cruise and go, traveling is much more complicated than that.

You need to plan and enjoy the experience. Follow these tips to enjoy traveling more.

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How Do You Know When You Are Getting The Best Deal?

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“Write my answer plainly on tablets, so that a runner can carry the correct message to others’  New Translation.  

Who is with me to make this the best year for you and yours?

It is better to plan your dream vacation, business adventure or where you want to be financially in different stages of life.

No, things do not always work out the way you want them to, but you have a guide, a beginning, a direction you want to move forward.

 There are many decisions you must make, regardless of how much travel experience you have.

 

Thankfully, planning travel is much simpler if you know where to begin and have the right information.

 

So it is with travel.

Anyone can follow these simple steps towards a better vacation.

Take your laptop, ipad or smart phone with you on a trip.

With these, you can link your hotel TV and computer together.

Instead of paying out the nose for hotel movies, you will be able to enjoy the best that Netflix and other similar services have to offer.

Carry an extra charger in case you lose one.

Traveling with children can be fun.

Children need to getaway also after all they work hard at school.

Try explaining the security in an airport to your kids.

Before you set foot in the airport, your children should know what is going to happen when they go through security.

Airports have wifi so make good use of it.  

Make electronic copies of your flight tickets, itinerary and reservation for tours  on your smart phones. 

Any coupons you may need for restaurants or parks should also be on your smart phone.

Many places will except electronic tickets if you have the bar codes.

For sheer time savings, making your travel arrangements on the Internet beats the competition hands down.

When taking a vacation abroad, bring along local currency so you have money to spend right away.

Some countries can make it difficult to exchange currency outside of normal business hours.

The larger banks where you live are usually able to sell foreign currency.

Make a trip to the bank prior to leaving for the airport.

If you are taking your dog with you on a trip, they should be well trained and ready for any situation you may encounter.

Your dog needs to reliably respond to leash and voice commands, and you should always keep it leashed during travel and in public places.

By being in complete control of your pet during travel, you assure its safety.

Clothespins can be very helpful when travelling.

While they may not be something you would normally pack, clothespins can come in very handy.

Review any hotels or resorts you plan on staying in through online reviews and travel sites, so that any potential issues can surface before you finalize your itinerary.

When going to a resort / hotels make sure you know about any extra fees you may need to pay that was not included with the total paid online.

By looking for feedback from people who have used the same business, you can avoid booking a stay somewhere that is likely to leave you unhappy.

Use travel to teach your family all kinds of things.

Traveling to very different cultures will show your children what the rest of the world looks like.

Communicate with your children about the different cultures to make them feel more comfortable and understand what and how other people live.

Spending time abroad is a great way to build an understanding of, and tolerance for, other cultures.

When traveling to other countries, you need to check and make sure you have the proper paperwork and visas to travel in and through them.

There are a variety of different visas, some of which do not give you immediate access to another country.

To figure out which visa you need, consult your travel agent or even the country’s embassy website.

Plan for comfort by choosing seats you’ll enjoy on your plane flights.

Although certain airlines allow you to pick your seat, others don’t.

Once your flight is booked, keep an eye on your booking site to take advantage of this option when it becomes available.

This can have a great effect on the comfort level of your flight, versus simply sitting in whatever seat is available.

Take books, games and music for you and your children.

As this article has spelled out, the are a number of things that a traveler needs to think about.

It can seem like a lot of work just to enjoy a relaxing trip.

You can greatly simplify the process of making successful travel plans, however, by obtaining the right knowledge and travel advice. 

 

Take The Time To Plan For Traveling To Get The Great Bargains

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Everyone loves to travel.  

Travel is an 8 trillion dollar a year business.  

Travel can prove to be an exciting experience.

You do not have to shove out a lot of money to enjoy the  benefit of travel.

There are many things to see and do on a trip, so plan appropriately.

Have you been procrastinating because of your pockets.

No matter how good of a planner you are, you should find something in this article to help you.

If you plan to take your pet on a trip with you call ahead and find out what the fees are and any other stipulations.

You will find there are many hotels do accommodate pets.  

Compare and contrast all your options and find the best for you your pet.

Looking for the most affordable may not always be the best for the both of you.

Online booking is easy and like one-stop shopping for vacation planning.

The site you book from should offer sample itineraries for your convenience.

These days you can book everything you need for your trip, from rental cars to flights to hotel rooms, all from the comfort of your computer.

Before you decide on a trip read reviews, testimonies and visit the place or hotel website.

Often times these websites also include special deals when your flight and hotel are booked together in a single package.

They also offer discounts when vacancy is high or when you are traveling at the last minute.

Make sure you have ID for everyone traveling and always carry an updated color photo of your child with you.

This will come in handy if they are ever lost.

Bring along A road trip is the perfect opportunity to listen to playlists of your favorite music, so do not forget to bring your CDs or MP3 player with you.

Many times when traveling you will get only static on your radio, especially in small towns or rural locations.

This will provide you with a way to pass the time for a while when you go on your trip.

Be sure to stretch your legs and arms if you have to travel for a while.

Having to sit for too long can cause muscle problems, or more dangerously, the formation of blood clots.

When driving consider taking bikes for your self and family members to get around the city you are traveling to.

Look for a hotel that offers free parking and stay the night before leaving from a port city, on a cruise.

You can check with staff at the hotel for unpublished parking deals.

Before you go on a trip, ensure that you have copies of your important papers.

Keep the copies of vital documents in a location separate from the ones you are taking with you on the trip.

Leave another set of copies with someone you trust in case something happens to your copies.

Use the Internet to find reviews for resorts or hotels that you are considering so that you are aware of any significant issues before you finalize your plans.

This will save you from a big headache when traveling and also help you to avoid places with a seedy reputation.

Attach a label with your name and contact information to your luggage and place another one on the inside.

This way, even if your luggage gets lost and external tags are detached, your luggage may still find you.

Placing labels on the interior of your bag can help to ensure that you will get your belongings back, regardless of how long they are out of sight.

Study up on the political and social landscape you’ll find when you visit a foreign country.

In order to see up-to-date information on all situations going on around the world that could be problematic for visitors, check out this website: Bureau of Consular Matters.

The updates on this site will alarm you of any dangerous activity.

If you want to hit the ground running on your next vacation, be sure to take some of the local currency with you.

You might find it difficult to exchange the currency if you need it after business hours.

You can also visit a major bank and get some foreign currency before you even start your trip.

Leave all unnecessary valuables at home. An excess of valuables will make you an obvious target for theft.

Keep track of your important belongings when traveling.

When carrying a purse, make sure you keep it tucked under your arm.

Avoid bags with easy-access zippers that can be easily accessed by someone other than yourself.

Carefully evaluate your bags for security risks when choosing one for traveling.

As much as it would be fun to just get on a plane and go, traveling is much more complicated than that.

Enjoy the ride.  Relax and release all tensions on your trip.  

You should not have to come back from your vacation and take time off to rest.

Remember, take the time to plan for traveling to get the great bargains.

16 Simple Tips For A Great Trip

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You deserve to take a break away from work, school and / or family. 

Whatever the reason(s) you decide to take a vacation, this article provides many ideas to help you make the most of your travel experience.  

Getting the most out of your vacation, whether you do it on the road, the ocean, the rails, or in the sky.

 

Remember to take extra batteries and/ or charger for your equipment(s). 

An aux cable can be used to connect your laptop to the hotel’s TV when you are in your room.

You can take advantage of various streaming movies rather than pay for expensive rentals directly from the hotel. 

Be sure to inquire if the wifi is free for your room and hotel.  The hotel may require you to download a special app. 

Be sure to read about any additional payments that may be applied to any downloads.

 

Be considerate of other guests and keep the noise down to a minimum

 

If you are traveling on a budget consider staying at a hotel within the state you live. 

Check out the activities going on in your state such as concerts, art shows, museums, carnival in town, movies and if you happen to live a near a beach great.  

You don’t have to wander far from home to enjoy a fun weekend get-away.

The internet is a great source for locating activities in your state or abroad. 

There are travel clubs offering great discounts on travel. 

Do your due diligence to find a travel club and make certain it serves your needs and wants. 

Some travel clubs offer coupons, discounts and reward credits you can use for your trips, restaurants and shopping at your favorite popular stores.

 

Search around your house for containers you can use to carry makeup, cleansers, lotion, gels or anything else you may need. 

There is no need to carry large containers for a short trip. 

If you do decide to fly, the airlines require you to have such articles in containers carrying up to 3oz. 

 

Subscribe to travel magazines online to get ideas of trips and places you may be interested in visiting. 

Start by subscribing to e-newsletters from the major airlines.

You will be notified of discounts, special deals and last-minute offers.

They may clutter up your inbox, but saving money is what counts. 

Opt-in to be notify about special packages, deals on flights, car rentals and hotels. 

 

Look at travel sites offering last minute travel packages or guaranteed lowest fares, hotel or flights.  

 

 

If available, try requesting a room on an upper floor.

Although it might seem inconsequential, burglars can access your room more easily if it’s on the first or ground floor.

Sliding doors are another thing to avoid when possible. Rooms with these are much easier for thieves to break into.

 

When you’re planning a vacation, always take the weather into consideration.

Use the Internet to see what the weather will be for the area you plan to visit.

Even the best-laid travel plans can be quickly overturned if you wind up shivering on a Florida beach or roasting on a Colorado ski slope.

 

Make sure when flying you have all you need for comfort for a long or short flight. 

Never assume that the airline will tend to your every need, even on lengthy flights.

Provide your own blanket and pillow if you know that you will have a requirement for them, your own headphones too.

It is also a good idea to pack a few snacks in your carry-on, in case your flight is delayed or they don’t serve food you like. 

 

Always call the airlines if you are planning to fly with a pet. 

You want to check with airlines if there are any special arrangements, carry on bags for pets and anything else you may be require to have for your pet. 

If you plan to leave your pet at home make sure they have plenty of food, water, safety measure set in place when planning to leave them alone. 

Do your homework before leaving home regarding hotel’s pet policies and any extra costs that may apply.

Look in various places before choosing one that fits you and your pet’s needs.

 

A visa or passport is required when traveling out of the country. 

Some countries have an extensive process to grant visas. Apply for the appropriate visas long before your departure.  

Not having a properly processed visa will mean that you will not be admitted to many countries. 

When planning a cruise; albeit a passport is not needed for most cruises it is advised to have a passport for identification, in case of you must leave the ship at a port and /or fly back to your home country for emergency reasons. 

 

Consider buying American Express Checks for your trips. 

American Express Checks are insured if you should lose them. 

Visa cards and other credit cards although you can get replacements if you lose them often take more time to replace. 

Plan ahead and exchange some of your currency before you leave on our trip.

Some countries have difficulty changing currency past business hours.

Go to one of the larger banks to get your money converted to the foreign currency.

Then, when you land for your vacation, that is one less thing you have to worry about.

 

If you book your own seat, you should be more comfortable.  

When traveling on a budget be sure there is no extra charge for changing seats or upgrades. 

Booking early or long before your trip will often give you the opportunity to choose better seat suited for you. 

Once you have paid for your tickets, continue to revisit your booking site until this option becomes available.

This can have a huge impact on your ability to enjoy your flight.

 

When planning your travel wardrobe, choose pieces that can be used more than once.

One blazer or one pair of shoes, for example, can be paired with a skirt and then again with slacks.

By thinking about this, you can pack less for your trip and maybe even save on luggage fees.

 

Always carry an updated color photo of your child with you.

This will come in handy if they are ever lost.

Losing track of a child can be very frightening.

However, it’s important to be prepared because it can happen.

Keeping a picture of your child on hand can really help a lot if they ever get lost.

 

Be sure your passports are current and not expiring soon.

Most countries have specific guidelines concerning expiration dates.

Some countries won’t allow you to come to their country if your passport is about to expire.

Normally, this range is between three and six months, but it can even be eight months to a year.

 

This article is testament to the fact that your travel experience can be hassle free and filled with enjoyment.

Prepare to take steps today for your next travel experience today!

 

To Your Success!

 

Backpack Traveling

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They have been called several names, some complimentary, some humorous, and some downright derogatory tags.

Who are they?

 

The most fitting of all is probably extreme budget travelers.

The Desire To Travel On A Budget

Why travel at all if you only have such meager resources in places halfway around the world all on your own?

The extreme situation is actually exciting for them and is part of the bunch of reasons why they traveled at all.

They get the satisfaction knowing that they are seeing the world and they are spending only pennies to do it.

The most experienced backpackers (their other nickname) actually recommend this kind of travel.

They usually tell their messages to young people. (Of course, one can see several sixty-something guys in shorts and undershirts huffing around famous tourist places.)

What price are you willing to pay to get the best things in life?  

Time, Money, Barter, Sacrifice, Energy, Education

Aside from being the most economical way to travel (to make your budget and your travel days last longer), backpackers insist everything they do is part of a learning experience.

They stress blending in and learning the people’s culture as much as possible.

On their part, they learn to be flexible and be able to change plans as much as they like, moving slowly across each unbeaten track. (This could mean staying for a few weeks or months or years even, if they like the place so much.)

They learn and they enjoy taking things in stride because there are no responsibilities and no deadlines to make.

They also stress this is one way to grow and it is necessary to be open to all possibilities at all times.

Amenities

For the layman, there are some questions to be answered, though.

What does extreme budget travel means? How do they live? What things do they leave out?

All of them already learned how to forget private rooms or baths or kitchens.

For around five dollars, most of what you get is shared rooms, dormitory-style in any part of the world. (Some invest on ear plugs or some sleeping pills as a last resort to noisy snorers and talkers in their sleep.)

They also learn to forget favorite foods from home.

They must learn to eat cheap local foods rich in carbohydrates.

The downside is that one will likely be repeating those meals all throughout. Bananas (and other recognizable fruits) might be expensive but there could be other cheap discoveries around.

Don’t Overlook Your local adventures

Living on a budget and with the locals requires them to learn to integrate themselves with the culture.

This means that aside from enjoying the food, they must learn to dance the music and speak the language (or be intelligible at least).

Best of all, they must learn how to commune with nature in those local parts of the world since that is what they travel for in the first place. The fun part is that all of it is free.

 

Trip Adviser

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Travelers going to places recommended by others happens often.

 

Many plan or dream of a vacation we have seen in a magazine.

It’s safe to say that the vast majority of us book a holiday to a place where we ’like the sound of’.

Destinations tend to be spread by word of mouth, when other people enjoy their vacation and tell their friends – or the entire internet.

There are those who although vacation at a place recommended by others or book by an agent still want to use a guide to help us get around.

We book this people-recommended holiday, many of us then go and by a travel guide from a book retailer.

This might not seem that odd, but in reality it is.

We take a tip given by a genuine, fellow traveler and then reduce it down to buying a travel guide.

A guide which was probably written by a freelance writer who has never even set foot in the country they have visited.

The small travel guides you can buy in shops and convenience stores provide little insight and no personal touch of what it is like to visit a place, and what you should do while you’re there.

That means you may miss out, and not get the most out of your holiday.

The solution, thankfully, is simple.

The genuine, person-to-person or on the grapevine advice is the thing to stick to: you want to know what people like yourself thought of the destination, and where they think you should visit.

You don’t want some rehashed advertising literature that makes everything sound wonderful – and that’s mainly what travel guides are.

Thankfully, there are sites on the internet that will provide a genuine experience report and recommendation guide for fellow travelers Run a search engine query for your destination and browse through the pages, and some personal testimonials will inevitably come up.

Enlist the help of A  Travel Agent

 

A travel professional who takes the time to build you an itinerary has already search out the best and safe places.

Do your do diligence from the point of what the travel agent has given you and go to the internet to get further help.

The personal touch is always preferable to some generic content, so give travel guides a miss and get your tips and advice from professionals or those who have actually been there and done it.

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