And more travel tipps

Saturday turned out to be one of those days where work just did not happen. I apologize, and will try to do better. However, I do keep feeling like this summer is going to get pretty busy. I am going to do the best I can. We will see. Let’s look at some more travel tips.

  • And the first one we are going to look at today is to note that public transportation is often the least expensive way to get around a place. Taxis vary on how much they charge, and sometimes taxi drivers can be unreliable? Renting cars can get expensive too. Public transportation is usually going your best bet, unless you want to walk. And not only is walking free, it is also a great way to get to know the city.
  • Sometimes you just need to go on and use a travel agent. I highly recommend using an agent when you are planning something like your honeymoon. I also recommend using a travel agent when you are planning something big, something like your whole extended family taking a vacation together. Travel agents make money when we book things like hotels, cruises or car rentals. Personally I do not charge anything over and above that.
  • Students are going to be able to get special discounts at some places. The same can be said for military personnel. Know what discounts are available to you and your family and use them.

More travel tips

Today we are going to look at some more travel tips for you.

  • A lot of times, you are going to be paying more for an one-way ticket. It may even be less expensive to buy a round trip ticket and then just not go the second trip. You will need to research it and figure it out.
  • After air, your next biggest expense is going to be your lodging. To save money on lodging, you can stay at budget hotels, or you can also go camping. You can also look around at airbnbs, which are a nice alternative to hotels. With airbnbs, you are going to get at least your own room, an apartment, or maybe even your own house. And doing this may also give you more of an idea of how the locals live.
  • Once you know where and when you are going somewhere, start looking at things that you should do once you are there. You will want to check of out what is free. And sometimes attractions have special deals. Check that out as well.

More tips

  • Yesterday we ended by talking about how you need to be flexible about where you go. In order to get the best rates, you also need is to be flexible about when you go.. Most people are able to work from home these days. Use that to your advantage.
  • There is more information than you can imagine available on the internet. And that is especially true when it comes to travel. There are many websites which will allow you to book your travel. You will also want to look at your destination learn as much about it as you can.
  • People usually pay more when they do not want to have any layovers. Layovers can be fun. It will give you more of a chance an to walk around different airports. Take some books that you’ve been wanting to read for a while or just grab your Kindle.

Ways to save

Things seem to be opening up more and more as time goes by. I think that many people are about ready to start traveling again. But just because you are ready to travel doesn’t mean that you have a lot of money to do so. Today we are going to look at some tips that will help you save money while you travel.

  • In order to save money when traveling, you do not want to go to a place when everyone else wants to be there.. Hotels always charge more during the popular times for their area. Airlines are also going to charge more for the most popular destinations. Going during the off season is going to save you a lot of money, it will also allow you to enjoy a much quieter vacation
  • When you are going to be flying somewhere, you are going to want to check out the seating chart. Prices are going to vary according to where you sit. However, especially on a long flight, you are going to want to balance price with how comfortable you might be.
  • When you are looking for an inexpensive vacation, be flexible about where you want to go. Do research on places that you can go on the cheap. You will want to look at everything, your flight, your hotel, and the things that you will want to do while you are there.

More ski resorts

I’m not big on snow. It is beautiful for sure, sitting inside in front of a fire with a good book.. That is, I like it if I do not have anywhere I want to go. But I know some people love the snow and playing in it. Today let’s look at some more ski resorts.

  • The first one we are going to look at is Timberline Lodge which is in Oregon. This place has a rustic feel to it, and the people here put pride in that fact. It is owned by the Forest Service, but it is run by the Timberline family. This is a place where you can get the white stuff pretty much any time of the year, but their season is generally between November to Memorial Day.
  • You might also want to consider Mammoth Mountain, and this is in California. This place is known for being especially family friendly. And here you are probably going to be able to ski until the beginning of summer.
  • Are you looking to go somewhere international? You might want to try Kitzsteinhorn Glacier Ski Resort, and this is in Austria. Here they have slopes for everyone, whether you are inexperienced to quite experienced. Their season is from October to June.

Ski resorts

It is spring, and I’m loving it. Personally I have no wish to return to winter. But maybe you are. Maybe where you live, you don’t get a lot of winter. Today let’s look at some places that you might want to go.

The first one we are going to look at today is Hintertux Glacier Ski Resort. This is in Austria, and it is great place to go skiing no matter when you want to go. The spring may be the best time to go because you can enjoy the snow while outdoors having times to relax by a sunny window and get warm.

You might also want to check out Whistler Blackcomb, which is in Canada.. They are likely to have snow in November, and will also have great rates at that time. You can actually take a helicopter ride to some of their more remote areas.

And then there is Squaw Valley in California. They are working to figure out a more respectful name for their place. But you will find a lot of great places to ski out here. And you will also want to keep in mind not that their season usually runs between November and May.

More flying tips

I am very distracted today, for good reason.. Today is my birthday. I have all kinds of fun things planned for later on. But let me go on and get this done.. Today we are going to talk some more about flying.

Many people know the big names when it comes to flying. Here I am thinking of airlines like Delta, United and Southwest. But if you would like the cheapest in air, these are usually not the airlines that you want to consider. There are less expensive options there for sure. True, you may miss out on some of the perks. And while some of these cheap airlines are bad, others are not. Go online and read reviews.

Some flights are going to be long, there’s no getting around that. No one cares what you look like when you fly. Wear your most comfortable clothing. You can always change in the airport bathroom.

Most the airplanes these days are going to have some kind of entertainment. Still, you will to take stuff to read. You may also want to take your own music.

Flying tips

Sometimes I know exactly what I want to write about. Sometimes it takes me a while to figure out. If you have questions about travel, please send me a comment on this blog, or writes me at familytripsinc1@gmail.com.

Today we are going to talk some about flying. Flying is weird these days, everything about travel is weird right now. Just get used to it. But today we aren’t going to discuss the weirdness. Instead we are going to look at more general flying tips. Flying is usually one of the biggest expenses when you are traveling. To cut down on that expense, you have to know what you are doing.

The first thing that you need to know is that airlines and post fares that can be ridiculously inexpensive. You just have to know how to find them. The best way to find these mistakes is to sign up for newsletters. Some of the best are Secret Flights, Scott’s Cheap Flights, or Fly4Free. You should know that some of these newsletters are going to cost you something to join. And this usually works best when you don’t really care where you go.

More on Norwegian Joy

Let’s look at some more things that you can do on the Norwegian Joy.

  • Everyone is always talking about self-care, and how important it is to do. I talk about it a lot on my blog https://wordpress.com/view/familytripsinc.wordpress.com. And I guess that this blog is kind of about self-care in that we’re always talking about vacations on this. On this cruise ship, you are going to have access to a fitness center an where you can do your workouts while watching the beautiful ocean. You might also just want to walk around the ship, doing laps. And of course, this ship also has a great spa.
  • You are going to be able to get all kinds of treatments here. Do you enjoy the theater? Norwegian will have several shows for you to see. Some are going to be shows where you can enjoy lunch as well. Now, I do have to be honest and say that I have no idea how clean these shows are. I have heard that shows on cruise ships can get pretty raunchy.
  • Do you like older music? Norwegian has places where you can go to relax and listen to classics. They also have places where you can enjoy comedy shows and then dance the night away, sometimes in the same places.
  • Is your favorite pastime shopping? Norwegian has you taken care of there too. They have plenty of shops you can choose from.
  • But wait, we haven’t talked about food yet. They will have a lot of different options for you there too. You have complimentary dining options as well as specialty restaurants to choose from.