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Posted on June 10, 2011 by dorisch

When I travel, I try not to bring too much cash with me. I would prefer to put my shopping on credit card though I agree that it can be more expensive due to the bank’s exchange rate.

For some people, using a teller and withdrawing money in cash advance is the preferred mode of payment. I find the interest very high for some banks but it did work out alright for some people, especially when you need money urgently. Travelers cheques can be the next popular way to carry money when traveling though it can be troublesome looking for establishments that exchange cash for cheques.

Hotel Accommodation Deals Search Online 0

Posted on February 16, 2011 by dorisch

Why pay more than you have to for your hotel? If you search for a particular hotel on any search engine you will find wide a range of prices for the same room. You do not want a cheap hotel so much as a good hotel for the minimum cost, so YOU are the one paying the lowest rate in the hotel.

Personal recommendations are not always possible, but look for booking sites that have a customer comments page. You can go online to search for hotel selections to rv insurance and everything is at your fingertips! The reports are well worth checking out. They are usually short and people only bother if they have had a particularly good stay or if they have unfavorable comments to make. Comments like – Bathroom had smell of urine in the carpet, tell you far more than a glossy brochure or website ever could.

Traveling to a Tropical Destination 0

Posted on October 26, 2010 by dorisch

Traveling to a tropical climate is great when you aren’t keen on loading your luggage with bulky winter clothing. But there are a few must-haves when you are visiting a tropical destination.

Firstly, armed yourself with good sunblock or tanning lotions, depending on what you are after. These days, ladies are worried about sun spots and freckles so a good sunblock is necessary. Bring alot your pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes from the strong sun rays! That is needless to say! Bring a hat and one with a big frame to keep the sun away from your face. It may seem troublesome but it’s important. These days, you can find clothing with SPF but I’m too sure if they will work in the long run.

Last but not least, bring your bathing suit and goggles if you are off to the beach or pool. A good book to and your iPod will be great accompaniments if you are after a good break under those coconut trees!

Tour Group Gets Best Accommodation Deals 0

Posted on April 24, 2010 by dorisch

My mom in law and her sister will be heading for China in a week’s time. It’s not easy to get old people to travel due to mobility reasons. But more are willing to get adventurous and join tour groups who usually get the best accommodation deals.

China is known for its traditional chinese medicine and many other stuff. Few of the popular cities include Beijing, Shanghai, Chengdu, Suzhou…etc. A friend of mine once sought his hair loss cure from a chinese sensei in China. China is known for its famous Great Wall. The Great Wall of China is one of the greatest wonders of the world and Chinaís greatest travel destination. The Great Wall winds up and through desert and mountains at an expanse of 6,700 kilometers from the East to West of China. This wall was built to ward off Mongol invaders in the north.

The best way to get good accommodation deals and guided holiday is to follow a tour guide. A tour group is good for those who don’t like to plan their own holidays or prefer to follow along without any worries of getting lost!

Cheap Accommodation Rates for Luxury Travel 0

Posted on February 16, 2010 by dorisch

To many people, unique adventure travel means different things. That is because everybody’s idea of what is unique and what isn’t, is always different. Cheap accommodation rates are also subjective too. You could find snorkelling unique, whereas somebody else may just think that is an ordinary travel activity. So, basically unique adventure travel is something that you class as different.

It could be that your idea of a unique adventure travel tour combines a few different activities such as hiking, cycling and water sports. Even an adventure tour combining golf, tennis and swimming could be unique to you. Sometimes an active holiday can be a quick weight loss
solution. Or perhaps bird watching and camping is more your idea of unique? Whatever you think makes a different holiday, that is basically what a unique adventure travel package consists of. You can plan your own unique adventure travel, or you can enlist the help of a travel agency if you would like to search for cheap accommodation rates.

Traveling and Securing Cheap Accommodation Rates 0

Posted on February 11, 2010 by dorisch

When planning your trip, book as far in advance as possible in you want to secure cheap accommodation rates. Economy seats on desirable flights sell out fast, especially during peak seasons and the best way to save is to catch it during the promotion.

Airfare specials are often offered in spring and fall, making flying much more economical. Students or a seniors should inquire for special rates. Airlines give student discounts, and seniors may be able to get a good deal on airfare from the AARP. If you belong to a club or service organization, ask if they are affiliated with any airlines or have a discount travel program.

If you are travelling in a large group and are contemplating using individual cars or a long bus ride, check the cost of charter aircraft. Sometimes it is cheaper to reserve an entire plane than buy individual tickets. It’s a lot more pleasant to take a short plane trip together than sit for an entire day stuffed together in a vehicle. That’s what we did when we took a trip to view some Seattle homes for sale.

Last but not least, consider how much time you will save by flying. If you only have a week or two for your vacation, driving may cut into your free time significantly. It’s tiring, too, and you may need a day or two to recuperate after a day of driving. It may be worth a bit of extra money to save a lot of aggravation.

Airfares out of large airports can be more expensive than out of smaller municipal airports, so if you are travelling to a large city, check smaller airports nearby. The trip may be much cheaper with only a small detour. Be sure to consider cab fare or rental car rates to get to final destination.

Best Accommodation Deals Before Pregnancy 0

Posted on January 20, 2010 by dorisch

This dear couple friend of mine are planning to travel next week to their dream destination. After learning that they are becoming parents soon, they quickly book their vacation and pick the best accommodation deals as they know that traveling will be shelved in a few months’ time when the baby arrives!

It looks like there will be less strenuous traveling since she’s expecting. She’ll also be bringing the best prenatal vitamins to ensure better health during her pregnancy. Light travels will be best but it seems that they are planning to buy some baby clothing in the fashion outlets in the US! What a more timely vacation – buying and shopping for the new baby!

All of us parents know that it’s hard to travel when we have little ones so if you are expecting or planning for a child, maybe you would want to start visiting all your dream destinations first if you can’t afford the wait.

Travel with Children: Learn Others’ Travel Tips and Stories 0

Posted on November 09, 2009 by dorisch

Having a vacation with little children is not easy as there is so much planning involved before the trip. Yet, having a child shouldn’t stop you from traveling when you need to. All you require is a little research and lots of preparation to ensure a smooth vacation for you and your little ones. Reading other parents’ travel tips and stories can help to make your travel experience a little sweeter 🙂

If you have friends with older children, ask them what they did to ease the stress of the rip with traveling with the children in earlier years. It always helps to learn from someone elseís experiences. Also, ask your own parents what they did when you were a baby, and how they handled traveling situations. It also doesn’t hurt to check out the local public library for parenting magazines and books. Being a parent is a very responsible job and learning from others is a wise move. However, traveling with your baby or other young child can provide you with a great deal of enjoyment too. The memories can be so precious!

Try to choose apartment accommodation if possible so that your children have more room to move around. These days, many of the serviced or holiday apartments come equipped with cooking utensils, family friendly facilities and luxury ones are equipped with bluray dvd players! Otherwise, you can always bring your own entertainment devices to occupy them if you need some quiet time to yourself. You can find the best accommodation deals by comparing hotels online.

If you take a camera or video camcorder you’ll be able to record the trip for future memories, and have stories to tell for years to come. So enjoy traveling with your little ones, but be sure to plan ahead.

Finding Best Accommodation Deals on the Internet 0

Posted on November 07, 2009 by dorisch

When it comes to travel deals these days, many travelers have begun to turn to the internet for the best prices on their accommodation and transportation. This is because online discount travel shoppers are often tempted with cheap accommodation rates available from the internet, and the ability to receive and print and instant confirmation.

There are no secrets to finding cheap travel deals, but rather some facts that will help you to find the best accommodation deals. One such recommendation is that, if feasible, you should plan to travel on a weekday instead of the weekends. In general, rates for both transportation and hotels are more expensive on the weekends simply because that is when most people travel. This may not be so for business hotels. I know of a friend who travels alot for his managed IT services and weekdays in a business hotel tends to be dearer for him.

If arrangements are made on a weekday, the costs can be significantly less. The same is true of holidays, which is when a large number of people travel in order to spend time with their family. The costs during this time can add up quickly, so traveling a little earlier or later than everyone else could save you a bundle on discount travel.









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Chill Out in Beautiful Hawaii 0

Posted on October 30, 2009 by dorisch

Three years ago, our family spent about two weeks in the beautiful islands of hawaii – it was beautiful and memorable. In fact, I spent many nights searching for the best accommodation deals for the entire trip. It was worth my time as my family had a great time.

Maui, Hawaii is one of the most traveled to and more popular islands. Accommodation is abundant on Maui, from bed and breakfasts to normal hotels and resorts, to vacation ownership, one could say that the island is indeed a fantastic place to stay. Some of the activities and attractions would include land adventures, sky adventures, water sports and play, and wellness and rejuvenation centers.

Outdoor adventures have to rank in the top things to do in Maui, Hawaii. There are tons of rainforests that people hike or take specially guided hiking tours through. Lounging on a secluded or public beach, just relaxing yourself in the sun and listening to the waves of the ocean would be an outdoor adventure, especially for anyone that works an inside type job. Probably one of the most interesting outdoor adventures to take there would be one of the many professionally guided tours through the volcanoes and mountains. A lot of people like to mountain bike through these regions because of the terrain, it helps keep their bodies in a more fit condition, allowing you exercise in one of the most grueling ways.

Most people tend to focus their hawaii holidays in waikiki if time is a constraint. Searching for hotel waikiki is easy and the choices limitless. Whether it’s a vacation in Waikiki or Maui, Hawaii is just the place to chill out, relax and enjoy with your family.



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