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!

“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.

 

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!

Traveling Tips for the Holidays

Are you planning to visit your loved ones on the Holidays? During Holiday time traveling can be a hassle: there are millions of people traveling, the airports are full, and all prices go up due to the high demand. Here are some tips that will help you have a stress free Holiday.

-Book your trip early:

This will help you save time and ensure you get a better deal. Don’t wait to book till the rates go up. It is always recommended that you book your flight, hotel and parking as early as possible to avoid paying high prices later on.


- Avoid flying on peak days:

You know already the travel pick days: Wednesday before thanksgiving, a day before Christmas and a day before New Year’s. Avoid flying during those days at all cost.

-Shop around:

Don’t use only one travel page. Use several different ones; they all offer deals at different times and you don’t want to pay more if you don’t have to.

- Be smart when selecting the airport you are leaving from and going to:

If you know your airport is usually crowded then choose an alternate airport. This will help you save time and money. Alternate airports are perfect for Holiday times: their prices are usually cheaper and they are less crowded.

- Get there earlier than usual:

When traveling on peak travel season, it is already expected to have delays, long lines and crowded airport. Knowing this you should ensure you are at the airport at least 1 hour earlier than what you will usually need. This will allow you to handle any unforeseen situation in a better way.


-Pack Smartly:
Trying to fit everything in a carry on should save you lots of time and hassle; you won’t have to wait for your luggage to come out and you don’t have the risk of a having a lost luggage.

If you do need to check a bag, make sure keep it light and make sure you mark your bag to be able to identify it from all other bags.

 

Most importantly, keep in mind this is a time of the year to cherish life and enjoy all the blessings we have been given. Don’t let anything ruin this special time. Whatever happen keep in mind your final goal which is to have a great time next to your loved ones.  Have Happy Holidays!