ABCs of Adventure Travel
A – Address peel and stick labels for all your family and friends before you go. Then stick to postcards along the way and you'll come home looking good.
B – Bottled water is a must – don't drink anything else.
C – Cookbooks from your...
Boston, a Bargain Travel Guide
Made famous by Revolutionary events, infamous by cold winters, and both by the World-Series winning Red Sox, Boston has its fair share of reasons to visit. With such a reputation, however, comes high prices, and it has become increasingly difficult...
Car Rental Safety During Traveling
What do I need to do before I leave the rental lot?
You're in a big hurry now that you're got the car, but take a
few minutes to familiarize yourself with this new car. Check the
car for interior or exterior damage. Find the lights,...
How To Save Money When Traveling
Do you know you can go on a 7-day cruise for half the price? Or visit Europe for 15 days for only $2,000 per person including airfare, hotels, car rental and meals? If you follow these steps, you can save more up to 50% in travel expenses....
Japanese Overseas Travel Insurance
If you are an expatriate planning on long-term residence in Japan you can, after a one-year stay, become a part of Japan's national health program. Until that time, however, you're going to need Japanese overseas travel insurance. Some of the...
Getting The Best Travel Accomodations
Choosing the Best Travel Accommodation
There are many things to consider when choosing your travel
accommodations. The decision could make your trip fun or a
disappointment. Choosing the right hotel is a must. Most
travelers spend more time in airline ticket reservations and
bargains but less time in choosing the right accommodations.
Thus they may end up on the wrong side of the bed during their
To get the most out of your hotel accommodations, remember to
book as early as possible and make your dates more flexible.
Hotels that specialize for business people will consider
weekends as off season. Family vacationers could tap into these
special packages during weekends. Primarily, you should choose
your hotel based on name, amenities, features, price, packages
Here are some considerations in choosing your best travel
1. Accommodations should be family-friendly. Always ask if your
hotel offers children activity areas with educational and fun
activities supervised by duly-trained care-givers.
2. Your hotel should provide a swimming pool for children,
daycare service, crib rental and child-proof electrical outlets.
3. Stay in a hotel that has electronic room-key cards and has a
security viewer installed on their doors.
4. Make it a priority to choose a room on the upper floor.
5. If you're the one who likes to spend more time in your hotel
room and the balcony, you should ask for the available amenities
and the conditions of the surrounding environment.
6. Depending on whether you're on a private or business trip,
ask your hotel about the availability of laundry service, hair
dryers, coffee makers, newspapers, free meals, fax machine, bar,
cable television, parking, shuttle service, internet connection,
7. The hotel property layout and its location may speak more of
its surrounding environment. Noisy locations such as
construction on adjacent property, car traffic and noisy
waterfalls are not specified on hotel flyers. So be sure to ask
8. Beautifully landscaped surroundings with trees, flowers and
inner courts also enhance your travel pleasure. Moreover, gift
shops and restaurants all add up to a wonderful travel
9. The location of your hotel with respect to main attraction is
equally important. It could save you money on taxi and bus fare.
10. Make sure that the room service is provided 24 hours a day.
11. Check out the room itself. Is it brightly colored or
classical? It sets the mood of your travel.
In order to get the most out of your travel, whether for
business or family vacations, be sure to know everything about
the hotel you are planning to check in to. Ask friends and
relatives who have been there. Don't just depend on the hotel's
webpage which is undoubtedly biased. Having to stay in a hotel
which you don't like could ruin your trip.
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