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!

Cruise Travel Tips

Summer is here, and taking a Cruise sounds like a great idea. The sun, the fun, the great all you can eat food are some factors that make a cruise a great and safe vacation option. But there are several things to keep in mind in order to avoid having a bad experience when cruising:

  1. Check the Sanitation Report card – Cruise Ships are big and usually lots of people travel on them, some even feel like a small city.  When a great amount of people are together, you are up to share more than a great time you actually share the same forks, same pool, and same casino machines, etc. Check out for Sanitation Programs Reports, they will let you know how well graded is a cruise in its cleanliness, before booking. Keep in mind that any disease can spread easily in a cruise ship.
  2. Keep Your Guard – Do not let the fun and safety feeling take your guard down. As you would normally take care of yourself in land, you still have to do the same in a cruise, do not go through dark hallways alone, do not receive drinks from strangers, and always try to be accompanied with someone you trust.
  3. Do not trust your cabin is safe – If you are carrying irreplaceable valuables with you, better use the Ship’s safe rather than yours. When using the cruises safe your will be guaranteed that your belongings will be safe, if you use the cabin’s safe it may be a little more risky.
  4. Watch for anything you Consume – Make sure the way they cook the food won’t harm you. Food might seem delicious, but if you are lactose intolerant, it sure is a bad idea to consume it at this moment. Also be aware of how many alcoholic beverages you consume, Alcohol abuse during a cruise travel can lead to a serious accident.
  5. Beware of Shore Excursions – Going into a shore excursion organized by the cruise, is usually a trap for you to spend a great amount of money, it gives them incremental revenue. If you decide to take another type of shore excursion, always make sure of the Cruise departure time. Cruise organized excursion always make it on time and are usually safer, just keep in mind that you might spend more money.
  6. Know the cruise security plans – Know your emergency exits well, always check that the number of floating vests in your cabin equals the amount of people traveling with you, and know the cruise security plan in case a disease is acquired in land.

Using and keeping these tips in mind will guarantee you a safe and fun cruise vacation! Enjoy your Cruise and feel free to comment below to share any other cruise tips! Cheers!

Useful Travel Gear

 

When traveling everything is supposed to be smooth and easy going, but sometimes we may encounter unforeseen situations that make the traveling experience not as easy going as we wished for! Here is a small list of helpful travel tools that might help you have a smooth traveling experience:

-         Small Pen – A very usual tool that you cannot forget to bring with you. There are many options to choose the most convenient one, small sized practical… A pen can be needed at any stage of your trip.

 

-          Carry On Approved Liquid Bottles – With the new boarding TSA regulations it is important to have these. Imagine having to lose that expensive lotion or having to take it on a Ziploc on your bag(Bad Idea!).

 

-          Emergency Pill Case- Little Pill cases might carry only one dose of your medicine, but that one dose might save you from having a horrendous traveling experience during the flight. 

 

-          Travel Size Hygiene kit or toiletry kit – Picture your flight gets delayed and you have to stay  a whole night in the airport; having a toiletry bag will help you look fresh (even if you don’t feel so…).

 

-         Pressure Reducing Ear Plugs – Traveling by plane can sometime be uncomfortable, imagine adding to it an immense earache due to the pressure. Yes! This tool is gold.

 

-          Micro Luggage Scale – Ever had to pay for some extra pounds in your luggage? We all have but do not let that be a surprise next time. A micro portable luggage Scale will help you prevent an unforeseen bad situation.

 

We hope you find these tools as useful as we did! But most importantly, we wish you safe and easy travels!

 

 

5 Most Relaxing Destinations to visit

 

We know that life sometimes can get really stressful, and that all we want is some quiet at a beautiful place, where we can get away from all the stress caused by monotony in which our lives can easily fall into. For that reason and many others, we want to give you a brief list of what we think are the most relaxing destinations, so you can comeback renewed!

-Capri, Italy:  The Isle of Capri is a romantic place. A beautiful place where you can enjoy the calm of its weather, the kindness and folklore of its people, and yes, it is a Mediterranean island! The food is more than amazing!

 -Patagonia, Argentina: An amazing place to get you at ease and a great place to forget all the stress you have in your life. Located in the south end of America, between Argentina and Chile, Patagonia is definitely a destination to relax. There are several tourists that go to Patagonia throughout the year but most of them are probably looking for the same peace of mind that you are looking for.