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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Travel Packages Make Life Easier

A travel package can look a little different depending on how your book your trip. For the most part, though, it means that you’re able to book travel & accommodations together. At times, a travel package can include group tours at your destination or have plans for meals & drinks while you travel. In any case, the idea behind these packages is paying one price for everything you want in your trip and that the price you paid is actually a better deal than booking everything separately.

Here are five ways travel packages make your life easier:

All Planning Done At Once – Nowadays, you can use technology in the way of emails and apps to get tremendous deals on travel all over the world. If you’re not savvy enough, though, you might be trying to book a hotel, airfare, and attraction tickets separately. Do yourself a favor & knock everything out together.

Rates Are Generally Lower – Travel experts note the lower rates with packages, and this is certainly the case when it’s booking with a group rate. Getting larger groups of seats & rooms booked at the same time definitely results in better pricing. In fact, a general web search will show you just how much of an incentive it is over traditional booking.

Many Options to Choose From – The travel industry is customer-driven, which means you, as a consumer, are in the driver’s seat. Everyone is vying for your business, which means that lower prices are more available because everyone’s trying to outbid the competition.

Concentrate On Your Trip More – You can actually enjoy traveling more because everything else is taken care of, and that’s a nice feeling. Now your attention can be about what you’ll see & experience rather than how you’ll get there & where you’ll stay.

Safe & Reliable Travel – Travel packages are usually rooted in regular scheduling for travel companies. This means they’ve booked these kinds of deals often, and it’s old-hat for them. It also means that if your travel package also includes tours & sights, the trips, guides, and itineraries are safer & more reliable.

Cruising With Young Kids

Check the age limit of the cruise

The age limit of children vary from cruise to cruise and whenever you’ve booked a cruise then do check the age limit. Cruises provide facilities according to the age limit they have for children so it can be a bit of a problem for you later if you don’t follow their rules and regulations.

Make your kids, excited for the trip

Show your children some pictures of your destination and invite them when you are making plans so that they get excited about the journey, tell them about the cabin that you’ve booked and the pool and other activities so they get ready for a new routine and change of area. At times kids got quite upset and disturbed due to the change in their routines which can affect your vacation so make them excited and prepare them well.

Talk to the Cruise in-charge

Discuss with your cruise in-charge regarding your children’s safety and what can you do in emergency situations. There are babysitting options in almost all the cruise ships so ask for them too and what do they cost.

Pack for your kids carefully

While you are packing stuff for the cruise trip, always remember to pack all the necessary things that your children require on a daily basis and those things which are a part of their regular routines, children are quite sensitive to their objects so don’t miss out on those objects as that can make them upset.

Give them safety precautions

One you are on the board with you kids then do gather them and tell them about the security measures they have to take and also tell them the importance of the rules and regulations of the cruise that are must be followed otherwise some severe damage can be caused. Attend the muster drill too and confirm that life jackets are provided to you in your room.

Family Vacation on Budget

My family did this one year, we split between 3 families and it is one of my most memorable vacations ever. It was right on the beach and so much fun to wake up and take a long walk on the beach without many crowds and without being in a hurry to go anywhere. We ate out plenty, but we did save quite a bit by cooking quite a few of our own meals. Great fun.

Another great low-cost idea on how to travel cheap is camping. Now I will admit I am not much of a camper unless I have electricity, air conditioning, a shower, etc. But I know that there are many people who really enjoy the great outdoors complete with tent and sleeping bags. Kids really love this too! So if you are the outdoorsy type, give it a try on your next vacation and save some serious money at the same time. I can’t vouch for this personally but those in the know say it is really enjoyable. If you are one like me who likes to travel with the RV or camper, places like Jellystone Park Camp Resorts and KOA are well known and plentiful, and they offer many family activities that don’t cost an arm and a leg.

Here’s another tip on how to travel cheap if you are planning a vacation to another state. Go online and check out the local newspaper. There are many deals and advertisements on how to save money, plus lots of local activities with coupons. If you can, have a copy mailed to you.

If possible, try to take your family on vacation in the off season, meaning try to avoid the middle of the summer or right at holidays. Sometimes you can get your kids some time out of school if they will make up the work. Or maybe you will be visiting some cultural areas with museums and science centers, and you can have your kids write up a paper for extra credit. Traveling in the off season is a great idea on how to travel cheap.

Finally, remember to purchase necessities before you leave (for example, sunscreen, aspirin, deodorant, toothpaste). These can be more costly if you have to buy them at the shop in the hotel. Purchase beforehand at the discount store or even the dollar store to save a few bucks.

Sydney Harbour

BYO Food and Alcohol Options

Planning for food and drinks is another element of your party that should be customized to the occasion. Consider your foods and beverages. Enjoy knowing that a party boat allows you to bring-your-own refreshments. This means that your guests will not be forced to eat reheated cruise food and overly priced drinks. Instead, you can pour your favorite liquor as freely as you wish on a party boat. Great knowing that everyone can indulge without being worried about a bar tab. You can get picked up or dropped off at Sydney Harbor Casino Wharf. This means that you can go straight from the boat to Star City Casino and continue your party with a game of poker or two.

Party Boat Entertainment

With a party boat chosen and your menu planned, you can get ready for the real reason why everyone is coming to your party. If topless waitresses are the main show at your event you can ensure that everyone can let loose on a boat. Whatever happens is just part of the fun. Unlike public venues where your friends’ crazy antics might be viewed by the public. Boats offer complete privacy where your guests can indulge their wildest fantasies.