Visit Los Cabos On Your Next Vacation

I can’t wait for my yearly vacation, I look forward to it all year long. Vacations have changed a little over the years since I started my family, but one thing never changes; I always go somewhere, even if the locations aren’t quite as exotic anymore.

When you choose a vacation destination, you have several general choices. Do you go on a beach type vacation? How about a National Park type vacation? There’s always the theme park type vacation! And don’t forget the European vacation. Did I leave any out?

Today I want to talk about a beach type vacation, but it isn’t the same boring vacation you’ve probably gone on a million times before.

When choosing a beach vacation, most people stick to a few tried and true spots such as Florida, the Bahamas, Hawaii, or Cancun; but if you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, something that none of your friends have probably ever heard of (let alone gone to) then Los Cabos may be exactly what you’re looking for.

First off, where exactly is it? Los Cabos is in Mexico on the tip of the Baha Peninsula. It’s a little bit South of Lapaz and sort of South-West of Tijuana.

I’m not sure there’s a really “bad” time to go there, but the “best” times to go are around January and February because you can often see gray whales near the shore. Remember when I said it was a little less ordinary? You can’t beat whale watching!

This is not just a land of beautiful beaches (though there are amazing beaches!), there’s lots of other fun things to do as well. There’s something for just about everyone, from sport fishing and golf, to kayaking and diving. And don’t forget the whales!

Los Cabos definitely doesn’t have that deserted island feel to it. This is a place full of luxury hotels and resorts. So you can relax in style without worrying about where you’re going to find your next meal!

And while there’s lots of fun things to do, don’t forget about the beaches. The area has over 20 stunning beaches including Playa Palmilla, Santa Maria, and Playa del Amor.

It is possible to find a quiet beach with few  you might have to do some searching.

When choosing a place to go on a beach-type vacation you have tons of choices. Sure, you can go to the same boring places that everyone else goes to but if you’re looking for something exciting and new, then I highly recommend you check out Los Cabos. You won’t be disappointed!… Read More

What Should a Hotel Be Like?

It’s up to you and the choice of hotel you make whether the time you spend abroad is stressful or relaxing. Based on the accommodation you choose, you can feel as comfortable at the hotel as you would at home.

The best location for a hotel has to be central but not in a very crowded or noisy place. If you do not select the hotel carefully, you might not be able to visit all the important parts of the city, therefore the hotel has to have access to the closest bus station.

A second factor influencing your disposition during the travel is the behavior of the hotel staffs. It may turn out difficult to communicate with people who do not speak your language or any other international language, therefore you must make sure that you choose a rather modern hotel where the employees know several languages. During your stay at the hotel you will definitely need the support of hotel staffs to get the information you need or to solve potential problems, therefore it is important that hotel employees are always friendly.

Travelers tend to wrongfully neglect the facilities that hotels offer them and it is to their detriment because it is always useful to know what options you have. There is a great chance that you might never use these options, nevertheless, it is good to know whether you can or cannot use the hotel spa centre and gym, for instance.

In spite of this small attempt to find the best method by means of which to select your hotel, travelers must know that there are no exact rules for that. There is no point in asking other people for advice, either, as they will find it difficult to agree whether a hotel is good or bad precisely because they are subjective and they evaluate hotels according to their tastes. The best thing you can do is to choose the hotel that makes you feel comfortable and suits your preferences.

Sometimes it is better to trust your instincts if you want to choose a good hotel. Hotels offer a lot of deals during this period so there is no need to restrict your research to the cheap hotels. You may even hire hotel rooms to celebrate special family or business events, thanks to these small prices.… Read More

Choosing the Right Venue For Our Wedding Day

Millions of brides from all over the world would be ready to testify that the happiest day of their lives wouldn’t be a perfect one without the choice of the right venue. This is never an easy decision to make and, with so many things to be taken in consideration, it can be a long and tiresome process. However, the search for the dream wedding venue can come to a quick end sooner than we would expect if we follow a few simple guidelines.

The suitability of a place is based on four key elements: capacity, location, availability and budget. The size of the place we need is determined by the number of our guests and the type of wedding we are planning. The location should be easily accessible, both for our guests and the suppliers. Now, having chosen the place, we need to consider its availability. A weekend wedding might require to be booked up very far in advance. Last, but not the least: the budget. No need to worry though as there are plenty of hotels to choose from and most certainly there will at least one to fulfill your criteria. Numerous nor at all expensive beautiful locations are ready to welcome you.

At this point we should have a shortlist of hotels as possible wedding venues. Now it’s time to visit them and think in terms of event space, service & quality, external suppliers and catering policy/menu. We will ask to see everything, from the reception area, through the function suite, toilets and other facilities, stage, dance floor and dressing rooms. At the same, we’ll pay attention to staff’s professionalism, politeness and helpfulness, and to the general appearance of the place. As for the external supplier policy, we should check it with the management and act according to that. When it comes to food, our choice of a venue shouldn’t be based on their menu selection alone, we must ask and taste the menu we like.

Finally, we still need to think of a few details such as extra facilities, regulations and table dressing. We should take a look at the facilities the place offers, for example acceptable disabled access, child friendly policy or adequate parking, and check the venue’s fire safety regulations if we wish to use candle light or haze effects in the room. As for the table dressing, it’s for us to decide whether this could be handled by our wedding planner or the venue itself. We should compare costs, expertise and only after that make a decision.

In the end, it might not be difficult at all. We can succeed in finding our the venue more quickly than we think, have there the wedding of our dreams and enjoy every minute of it. All we have to do for a successful search is ti just stay by the rules.… Read More

Tips on Timing For the Perfect Trip Or Vacation

Everyone can use a vacation to relax, unwind, and have some fun. The problem with taking a vacation is that many people have a difficult time coming up with the cash to pay for the trip. Fortunately, there are ways to have an affordable vacation and not go broke. One important way of getting a cheap vacation is picking the best time to take the vacation. Below are a number of tips on picking the best time for the perfect trip or vacation:

1. If you want to save money on your flight ticket, it is important to consider the time when you want to fly. The key is to be flexible when considering the time to fly, For instance, do you want to fly during the peak season, off season, or weekend or midweek? Prices will vary according to the time you pick to fly.

2. Peak season is the most expensive time to fly so if you want to save money, book as early as possible. Holidays are a very expensive time to book because there are few discounts, promotions and deals. Plan well in advance to ensure you get a good deal and a good seat.

3. Consider when and where you want to travel. If you are willing to modify travel dates and consider a travel destination that is much less expensive to visit, you will save a lot of money. If you are planning a family reunion, consider planning the event during shoulder season or the off season. As well, the summer and fall are good times of the year to get a cheap international flight. Reconsidering when and where you want to travel will amount to substantial savings.

4. If warm tropical destinations are your favorite places to travel, consider traveling during the off season. You will still be able to enjoy gorgeous beaches, fun recreational activities, and beautiful weather, but there will be fewer visitors so attractions and beaches will be less crowded. As well, flights and accommodations will be much cheaper.

5. Ski vacations are very popular. If you are a skier looking for a cheap ski vacation, consider traveling prior to, or just after the peak season. It will be less crowded on the slopes and flights, accommodations, and restaurants will have a variety of special discounts and promotions.

6. The shoulder season is a good time to travel as you will save money. The shoulder season is the period between the low and high season. There will be substantial saving offers such as discounts on flights and accommodations. For instance, Mexico is a great place to travel during the shoulder season. The weather is still great and the savings are even greater.

7. When looking to save money on trips throughout the year, sign up for online travel website update newsletters and check local newspapers for special offers advertised by travel agencies. You will often find great deals.

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I Love Touring Rome, Italy – Spanish Steps District Hotels

The Spanish Steps area is close to the center of Rome. This is a great place to meet old and new friends and then go shopping or hit the cafes. Take lots of photos. Please note that the Spanish Steps themselves were built with French funds early in the Eighteenth Century. But the Spanish Embassy is nearby. The natives call these famous steps La Scalinata (the staircase).

Other neighborhood sights to see include the Fifteenth Century Trinita dei Monti Church at the top of the steps and the Keats-Shelly Memorial House where the English poet Keats died. Don’t miss the Palazzetto Zuccari that resembles a monster’s face. Via dei Condotti is a famous shopping street. In spite of a lawsuit, there’s a MacDonald’s in the neighborhood.

Make sure to visit Via del Babuino, the street of antiques, and Via Margutta, the street of artists. For your convenience we have listed neighborhood hotels in approximate order of cost, starting with the least expensive. We have personally verified all website addresses making sure that they include English-language pages.

The Panda Hotel is located on a major shopping street near the Spanish Steps. The money that you might save by staying here can easily be spent in this upscale neighborhood. Unlike many other hotels, the Panda defines only two seasons price-wise. Most of the year is high season. There are 20 rooms, 14 of which have a private bath. The rooms have no television. Did you come to the heart of Rome to watch TV? The hotel address is Via della Croce 35 – 00187, Rome.

The B&B Rhona’s Rooms is a four room bed and breakfast in a typical old building serviced by elevator. All rooms have a luxury private bathroom with a 13-jet hydro-massage shower, Turkish steam bath, alternating hot/cold (Scottish) shower, aromatherapy and radio. There is a panoramic terrace. Try to rent the room that overlooks the Via dei Condotti and has views of the Spanish Steps. The address is Via dei Condotti, 23 – 00187 – Rome.

The Hotel San Carlo is situated in a renovated Seventeenth Century mansion. There is a rooftop terrace and the rooms have flat-screen TVs and sometimes their own terrace. If I had to choose between the best TV and a tiny view… The hotel has 50 rooms ranging from singles to quads and 2 suites. The address is Via delle Carrozze 92-93 – 00187, Rome.

The Hotel Hassler is really hot stuff. It has often been named as Rome’s top hotel. The rooms are a living definition of luxury, especially if you go for the Grand Deluxe ones. Even the single occupancy rooms directed toward business travelers have marble bathrooms. There are 5 on-site bars and restaurants. The list goes on; I think you get the general idea. Expect to pay big bucks. Expect to see big shots. The address is Piazza Trinita dei Monti 6, Spagna.… Read More