Save $4 On Airport Parking While Flying Out of Baltimore Metropolitan Area

Thanksgiving is a time of festivities, best enjoyed with family and loved ones. More often than not, it usually involves travel to be with the family and friends for the occasion. If you are flying out from any of the airports from Baltimore Metropolitan Washington Area, Book2Park has a treat for you. You can now enjoy $4 off with coupon code TKSGIVE16 for any of your airport parking reservations until November 28, 2016. Here are some details about our secure parking lots conveniently located within a very short distance of these airports.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport

Book2Park offers 7 options for secure airport parking at BWI, all of whom are located within 3 miles of the airport, closest of which located only 1.1 miles away. All the parking lots are located at 3 Star, and above, hotels with good security. Round the clock shuttle service is available to pick and drop travelers at the airport. The cheapest lot for BWI is available for a very affordable $5 per day only.

Reagan National Airport

For DCA long term parking, Book2Park has you well covered with 3 parking options, 2 of which are located within 2 miles of the Reagan National Airport. All the lots have safe, covered parking with free shuttle to and from airport every half hour. If you are flying out for holidays, this offsite option is the best for you if compared to the rates for parking at the airport. You would be lucky to find parking spaces at the airport in holiday rush anyway, so make use of the low rates, extra discount, and safe parking.

Washington Dulles International Airport

IAD is one of the busiest airports in the Baltimore Washington Metropolitan Area. Finding a space at the airport can be an uphill task, not to mention the exorbitant prices you have to pay for the space at the airport lot. In comparison, you have the ease of pre-booking your space and pay far less than what you would pay for on-airport parking. With 5 different lots at renowned hotels, options for covered and uncovered lots, and round the clock shuttle service, Book2Park is definitely the best option for Dulles airport parking.

In addition to the above, Book2Park customers can also use this coupon code for long term parking at DFW, HOU, MCO, and all of our airport and seaport parking lots. For information on the airports we cover, please visit our locations page.

O’Hare Parking Rates Increased To Be One of The Nation’s Most Expensive

The mayor of Chicago has proposed a rate hike for Midway and O’Hare airport parking, Chicago Tribune reports. This is worth noting that both of these airports already had parking prices in place that had been described as some of the most expensive in the country and could only be described as exorbitant. The proposal was made through an ordinance on Nov 1 and was passed on Nov 7.

O'Hare Parking

The increase is a part of the 2017 city budget and the proceeds from the increase are supposed to cover expenses such as airport operations and upgrades. In case you are not aware of the fact, the city of Chicago also makes money by taxing airport parking and stands to make money from increased taxes on the new rates. According to Chicago-Sun Times, the proposed hike is expected to generate more than $4 million in parking taxes and about $15 million overall for the airport.

Comparing The Old And New O’Hare Parking Rates

According to new details, the maximum charge for parking at the hourly lot is going to jump from $46 to a whopping $59 per day. Similarly, the rates for daily lot would escalate to $32 which used to be $24.75. Valet parking would now amount to $54 from an already quite high of $41.75 with overflow going as high as $30 from the previous figure of $21.75.

As can be easily deduced by looking at the old and new figures, the O’Hare airport parking rates were already quite high compared to any city in the country. Even the rates for long term parking at O’Hare are quite high at $17 and $10 per day for Economy E and Economy G respectively.

Affordable ORD Parking By Book2Park

Wouldn’t it be nice to know that you do not have to pay these exorbitant rates and still park your vehicle at a secure lot within a few miles of ORD? With Book2Park’s long term parking rates, it is now possible for you to park your car at a secure, covered parking lot for just $7.25 per day. In addition, you get to enjoy free shuttle service to and from the O’Hare airport as well.

About Book2Park:

Book2Park is one the leading provider of remote parking facilities in the country offering cheap and secure parking options for airports and seaports across the nation. In addition to O’Hare parking, we also provide highly affordable rates for long term parking at DFW, IAD, BWI, and DCA. For more information on long term parking at DCA and other locations, please visit our locations page.

Airport Parking Horror Stories – The Importance Of Choosing Reliable Garages

We have been sharing various tales of woe involving airport parking in our series “Airport Parking Horror Stories” for some time now. Today, we bring the spotlight to another such tale of misery endured by a family in Crawley, England. According to the news items, a family faced a potential parking bill of £400 when the parking company they hired to pick their car and store it in a secure location left it at the short-stay parking area in the Gatwick airport. (http://bit.ly/1OgWWYZ)

The company, Air Fly Limited, were supposed the pick their vehicle from the Airport Parking Lot. However, the family had to wait for more than an hour for the company representative to show up at the parking lot although the family had called 20 minutes prior to their arrival as instructed by the company. As it turned out, there were 5 other families waiting for them to show up, one family had been there for 8 hours. Eventually the driver showed up and collected the keys from all the customers waiting for him.

However, this was just the beginning of the ordeal for the family. When they arrived back at the Gatwick airport after a week-long holiday, nobody was there to pick them up. The family made near to 50 calls to the company but couldn’t get anyone. After one hour, one of the family members spotted the car which was still in the short-stay parking area. However, they couldn’t take their car since they had left the keys with the company and ended up taking a taxi costing them £65 to get to their destination.

Their predicament finally had a happy ending when the airport authorities agreed to waive off the £400 for one week’s stay at the short term parking after the family explained their situation in detail. This is just one example of the problems faced by countless travelers when they pick the wrong parking garage and such incidents are reported on daily basis in every corner of the globe.

You can avoid being one of these horror stories by selecting your airport parking garage carefully. It is always best to find a service provider with proven track record, national presence, and plenty of good reviews.

Book2Park provides reliable, secure, and cheap DCA parking along with parking spaces for a wide range of airports and seaports through the U.S. For more information, please visit www.Book2Park.Com.

Pre-Booking Airport Parking and Other Airport Hacks

A majority of travelers that are flying out of DFW airport often hope to embark upon their journeys in a stress-free manner. However, this can end quite the opposite way what with the overcrowded airports, heightened security, not pre-booking DFW airport parking and a number of other issues.

While there are factors that can’t be controlled or avoided, travelers can take a few steps to ensure a relatively stress-free trip and an enjoyable journey. Here are a few hacks that can help you achieve that.

Pick Security Lines To The Left

Dread the long lines at security checkpoints? There is a way to get through the lines early. A majority of your fellow travelers are right handed and will often pick the security lane on the right side. By going left, you can get through the security in less time since the left lines are relatively shorter.

Download And Screenshot Your Boarding Pass

It has been known to happen when you download your boarding pass to your smartphone but are unable to find it after arriving at the boarding gate. In addition, the airline apps can freeze out at the wrong moment and you can avoid this situation by simply taking a screenshot of the boarding pass.

Familiarize Yourself With The Airport Layout

If you are not familiar with the airport layout and where the various gates are situated, you might end up going to and fro in the case of your flight changing gates. There are a number of Apps that provide alerts in such a situation in addition to providing other useful in such as travel tips, places to find good but cheap meals, and other pertinent info.

Book In Advance Your Dallas Fort Worth Airport Parking

Not getting a pre-booking for your vehicle’s parking can turn out to be an expensive gamble. If, upon arriving at off-airport parking garages you are unable to find a parking spot, you may not have a choice but to park at more expensive on-airport parking which can rack up a heft bill by the time you return.

Book2Park offers multiple choices for cheap, long term Dallas Fort Worth Airport parking. The lots are located within a few miles of the airport with round the clock free shuttle service to the airport. For more info about the lots in Dallas and other locations, please visit www.Book2Park.Com.

Planning Your Stay, Parking and Other Travel Tips For Family Vacations Overseas

It is always nice to be heading off to exotic, foreign locations for your family vacations. However, ill-planned vacations can be a nightmare instead of being the enjoyable experience you were hoping for. This is especially applicable to families who are traveling with young kids and haven’t really given much thought to their travel arrangements. Below, we have shared some tips for making your vacations a truly memorable experience.

Airport Parking & Transfers

If you are traveling overseas, the trip is bound to be a long one and you must be gone for at least a week. In such a situation, it is advisable to use an off-airport facility to park your vehicle since it is a much cheaper option. For travelers flying out of Washington Metropolitan Area, there are multiple options for long term parking at DCA, IAD, and BWI that will cost you half of what you may pay at the on-airport parking. Similarly, it would be better to have your airport transfer arranged in advance for your destinations.

Be Prepared For Long Flights

There is nothing worse than a screaming child in a long flight. This not only gets on your nerves but annoys the heck out of your fellow passengers. It is advisable to have a few items with you that the child has interest in – like his or her favorite toys – and can be soothed with if irritated, which, by the way is bound to happen in long flight.

If you have a toddler accompanying you, it would be better to have a sling handy. This way, you would be more at ease to handle luggage and take care of stuff having both hands free.

Choose Child-Friendly Hotels and Destinations

It is one of the first things to consider while planning your vacations. If hotels and resorts at your destination are not child-friendly, maybe you should consider other alternatives. There can be hotels that do not provide meals appropriate for small children and you don’t want to find that out at the worst possible moment i.e. when you have arrived at your hotel.

Book2Park provides a wide range of choices for BWI long term parking along with other airports in Washington Metropolitan Area as well as airport parking across the United States. For more information, please visit Book2Park.Com.

Spring break 2015 Travel Tips

If you’re are a person who is aware on how to save money, you can have a great spring Break trip and not come back home without any money left. Take some time to plan your trip, budget your finances, and cut back on unnecessary expenditures. You’ll be surprised at what you’ll have saved by the time you leave. Here are a few tips that will help you during your vacation.
• Trust your instincts. If you feel unsafe in any situation, go with your gut. If you feel uncomfortable or something doesn’t feel right, leave and get to a safe place immediately.
• Protect your location on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc: If someone you don’t know or trust asks you to go somewhere alone, let him or her know that you would rather stay with the group. Use any excuse you can think of to get out of a difficult situation.
• Don’t let your guard down: A spring break destination can create a false sense of security. Don’t assume that fellow spring breakers will look out for your best interests, remember they are essentially strangers.

We hope these tips are useful to you!Enjoy your Spring Break! Cheers!

Getting Ready for Christmas.

Christmas is the perfect time, not just to open presents but to open our hearts, to celebrate the joy of this wonderful time and have fun with family, friends and loved ones.

Because it is one of the happiest times of the year, we want to share with you some ideas that might be helpful in order for you to get ready for Christmas:

- Organize a Christmas gift list.

– Clean your house and set up the Christmas tree with you kids.

- Decorate your house with Holiday ornaments.

- Make a list of the people you are going to invite over, like family and friends for the Holiday party.

- Search for the music you are going to play at the party you are preparing for the Holidays.

– Have fun and create Christmas costumes.

- Prepare and defrost the turkey few days in advance.

- Bake some cookies.

– Shop your Christmas gifts in late November to early December before the Christmas shopping rush hits.

– Thank God for everything he had given you all over the year.

Using these tips will allow you to have an unforgettable Holiday experience and it will help you build lasting memories.

Have Happy Holidays!

10 Useful tips to save money when traveling.

Budgeting can be very difficult especially when you are going to travel, whether you are going to travel alone, with your family or with your couple.

Money is a very important factor we have to consider when traveling:  Having a fun and quality time is everyone’s goal but doing so without over spending can sometimes be a challenge.

Here are 10 useful tips to save money while traveling:

1. Be flexible.
For example, if you want to travel to a luxurious beach, but there is a great deal to travel to Mexico or the Caribbean consider other beach destinations; you still get a beach destination and probably you are saving half of your money. Always look out for great deals at the right time.

Alternatively, you can use flexible dates. Sometimes being flexible on your dates can definitely save you some money.

2. Plan your next travel vacation from 1-2 months in advance.
That way you can check and even get great deals at hotels and air fares.

3. Use social networks.
Social networks and the Internet are your best friends for getting great deals you don’t have to search a lot, you just find them. Social Media has plenty of bargains. Take advantage of it.

4. Buy package deals.
Most of the time, hotels and restaurants are offering you a variety of family packages.  This way you can get delicious food and enjoy plenty of time with the ones you love at reasonable prices.

5. Stay at cheap family hotels.
Many hotels may have everything you are looking for. For example, a room that makes your family fit in, perks you might need at your hotel room, breakfasts and lunches included and even you can find many entertainment areas. All in one, saving even more money.

6. Sign up for discount websites.
You may already receive emails from some discount websites, but don’t wait too much. Go and sign yourself up to coupon sites, they might be useful and money saver. Or, register to those travel sites that you use the most. Most of those websites send discount codes through email.

7. Reduce or eliminate your car usage.
Avoid terrific traffic! You can enjoy your travel destination using tourist ride services, try to use a bicycle and have fun, or go for a walk with your family. That way you enjoy and don’t miss any single part of the place you are visiting.

8. Always keep in mind the extra fees and exchange rates.
Keep in mind you have a tight budget, always be aware of these two important things to properly consider what you are going to spend.

9. Eat out less.
Restaurants tend to be expensive everywhere you go, so learn to cook with your family and have quality time with them. Or get snacks or sandwich ingredients to avoid eating out all the time.

10. Find free entertainment.
Ask around and see which bars and clubs have free music or comedy performances, or find out about free local museums, galleries and other attractions.


“The shoulder season”: Fall the perfect time to Book your next vacation.

Looking for great deals, fewer crowds, and perfect weather that starts to cool down?

The travel experts call “Shoulder Season” between the peak season and the rainy or cold weather of low season; this period between high and low season is when prices drop.
This makes Shoulder Season, the perfect time for many travelers.

Fall it’s just the right time to get the opportunity to avoid and even beat the big crowds, enjoy the colorful and beautiful weather, greater availability of hotel rooms, restaurant reservations and of course save some more money making your parking reservations.
You will also notice a nicer and warmer welcome everywhere you go.

It can be difficult to make reservations during July & August vacation season.
A general rule for picking a Shoulder Season is to avoid school holidays and the “obvious” times to travel, but to keep as close to high season as you can.
September, October and November are the months where you can start planning on making a reservation well in advance or plan to travel somewhere.

Here are some tips that would help you a lot:

  • The first two weekends of October are the state’s busiest of the year. Book these dates as early as possible. For example, by those dates, resorts, as well as hotels or restaurants tend to offer special discounts or packages.
  • Book mid-week, usually properties that fill up on weekends often have vacancies during the week.
  • Sometimes you may spend the same amount of money you normally would, but it would be worth it because places are not crowded which means you can have a more enjoyable and luxurious trip
  • Making reservations during the Shoulder Season may allow you to visit expensive places that maybe you could not afford on high season.
  • When you make a reservation during this season, you will save some money, which means that you will have more cash to spend, you can eat more, you can attend more places and you can even save for your next trip.

We hope these incentives help you save more money and enjoy even more the beautiful colorful weather given by Mother Nature.

 

5 Most Affordable Romantic Getaways

Family vacations tend to be funny and exciting but sometimes couples need a break. They need to get away from the daily routine to keep their love alive.

Here is a list of the 5 most Affordable Romantic Getaways.

We think these places are the most budget-conscious traveler and lovely romantic destinations.

Savannah, Georgia: Even before you arrive to this this beautiful place, you get to love it. Everything is romantic breathtaking, like the live oak trees, historic spaces, late dinners and horse carriage ride. It is the perfect spot to celebrate an anniversary, “tye the knot”, start a new relationship or just spend a memorable beautiful moment with your couple.

Minessotta Tettegouche State Park: An amazing place that can be adventurous, where you can go hiking its high falls and camping but also a perfect place where no one else is around, and you can relax and have a quality time with your couple by the lake.

Bar Harbor, Maine: Discover a new romance or rekindle your love in this amazing place, which is home of thousands of acres, exciting nightlife, amazing breathtaking landscapes, sea kayaking, hiking trails, and the unforgettable Night Sky experience.

Walt Disney World: This place is not just for kids. Grown ups like to have fun too, and what a better place than Disneyland. Experience a fun and new way to share with your significant other. Even if this place is visited by a lot of families, you can go on cruises, VIP resorts and so many places where you can hang out with your couple when most guests are at the parks. You will have fun like a child. 

Little Gasparilla Island: Completely away from everything. You found the Paradise you are looking for, the perfect space to relax wih the sound of waves, the island’s         breeze, spectacular scenary, private beach,  nature’s beauty full of color, amazing     sunsets. The perfect romantic getaway that has ever existed!

We hope you keep in mind this places and enjoy a beautiful memorable moment with your significant other!