Hotel news

We have b and Expedia have decided to join forces and make the whole booking process much simpler. een looking at cruises a lot lately. Let’s do something a little different today.

New Orleans is the latest city to put the nix on airbnb. They join San Francisco and New York City to name a few. Some of their citizens are all for this ban. Airbnb raises property taxes, have negative effects on the city’s historic districts, and tend to push out the working class people. But other people feel like the government should not shut this down. After all, this is a good source of income for some people.

If you are looking for something similar to airbnb, you should consider inns. Sounds nice and old fashioned, doesn’t it? Inns will have limited numbers of rooms which will give you some more privacy. Inns are also going to offer you limited food and drink choices. Basically inns are the older models for for boutique hotels.

And speaking of boutique hotels, Kimpton is putting one of their hotels in Miami. This is going to make their fifth hotel in Florida.

Marriott and Expedia have decided to join forces and make the whole booking process much simpler.

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More things not to do on a first cruise

A lot of people get nervous when they are doing something for the first time. And sometimes they do things they know they shouldn’t do. Here are some tips for when you take that first cruise.

  • There are papers that you are going to need. Be sure to take those papers. Put everything you will need in one folder, and please put them in your carryon. You do not want to stick them in your luggage somewhere, it could take them a long time to figure out where your papers are.
  • I have said it before and will no doubt say it again, but you do not want to drink too much when you are on a cruise. Being drunk on a boat can get quite dangerous Drink any time that , drink soda and juices, especially any time that they are free.
  • Be kind to your crew. And yes, that does include give the money tips any time that you can. You might also want to bring along some candy and give it out as well. Candy brings out a smile to most everything everyone.
  • I know that you want to get some souvenirs, but you do not want to go crazy with them. Decide on things that you are going to like for years to come. For example, how many  Hawaiian shirts are you actually going to wear?
  • And make sure you have some room in your luggage for these souvenirs. You don’t want to have to carry them on your lap on your way home.

More reasons to cruise

Yesterday we were talking about reasons to cruise. Let’s continue that discussion today.

  • Sometimes it can be hard for families to figure out a vacation that everyone is going to love. Adults may plan something that they themselves will love, but their children get bored and just want to play at the pool. Or the parents may plan the vacation to suit their children, and end up coming back just as worn out as they were before the trip. Cruises are going to have something for everyone. They are going to have great children’s programs which will allow adults to do whatever they feel like. Want family time? Cruises are going to have several different options for that as well.
  • Cruises used to be pretty standard. You would get on this huge ship with lots of other people and go to some exotic locations?. They still have those huge ships to this day. They also have small ships where you are going to be able to get to know most of your fellow guests. Are you wanting to learn about a certain subject? Cruises allow you to explore all kinds of different topics. They also have cruises that allow you to help others.
  • Because a cruise comes with so much to see and do, you will not have to spend hours on end doing research to figure out the hotels and what you are going to do. You may be wise to go to your port city the day before you are to leave just to make sure no problems come up. But once you are on board, everything is taken care of for you.

Why cruise?

You’ve not taken a cruise, and wonder if it is something that you would enjoy. Your friends have gone on cruise and think that doing a group cruise be so much fun. Here are some things that most people love about cruising. 

  • On a lot of cruises, a lot of what you need to have a great vacation is going to be included in your fare, which means you will have almost paid for everything and you can just relax. A cruise is going to include your sleeping accommodations. Most cruises will also include most of your meals, you might have to pay extra for their specialty restaurants, though on some cruises specialty restaurants are also included as well. Most ships are going to have all kinds of things that you can do for free both day and evening.
  • Part of a wonder of a cruise is although you are going to be touring several different destination, you will have one room your entire trip. You will not have to keep packing your stuff every time you leave one place to go to the next destination.
  • And a cruise ship is a great place to be in between destinations. You will not be stuck on an airplane, wondering what to do with yourself. No, you will be enjoying yourself, eating any time you want, swimming, enjoying everything the ship have to offer.

More tips for your first day on board

Let’s take a look at some more tips  on the first day on a cruise.

  • Everyone and their brother is going to be gall their stuff to their room and settling in. So guess what is going to be in hot  demand? The elevator. Trying to use that elevator is going to simply be an exercise in frustration. Use the stairs instead. Not only will this give you less stress,  it will also help you work up your appetite for a great meal later on.
  • Do you think you may want to indulge in a spa treatment or two on two on cruise? Be sure to get down to the spa on that first day. Those slots tend to fill up quite fast. And you might win a free sample massage or something.
  • Go on and get into something comfortable for your cruise, If you  didn’t dress in something you like while you were traveling. This is not the old day where you had to dress to the nines for dinner or anything close to that.
  • A lot of people are too busy getting everything just the way they want it, or eating as soon as they can. This is one time when the pools should actually be fairly quiet. Take advantage of that.

Do’s and don’t’s on the first day of your cruise

Like anything, you can get into certain routines when you cruise often enough. Some people have their first day of their cruise down. They know they’ll want to get to the pool, and will want to enjoy that first show at some poi. They have the restaurant they want to eat at all figured out as well. Others want to fight against routine at all changes. Whichever camp you are in, here are somethings you might to keep in mind.

  • Do start your relaxation with a tropical drink. More than likely, you’re hot and tired from getting to the ship and waiting in line. Do not assume that the drink is free, go on and ask. 
  • Take some time to get your bearings. Figure out the things you know you’ll want to do and the places you’ll want to eat. This is going to be a great way to get your execute in.
  • Taking the tour first will also help you work up your appetite. You don’t want to go to the buffet f. That is what everyone else wants to do. Take some snacks and eat those in line. Then you’ll be ready for the buffet once everything slows down.
  • Do take some pictures. Take one of your family while everyone is excited and happy to be there. Take photos of your cabin before you wreck it. Take photoes of the things you know you’ll want to do during your cruise. You might even be able to send some home  to give all your friends #fomo.

Make your cruise less stressful

“Getting there is half the fun” is a slogan some of cruiselines have used over the years. And while many people now fly to their cruise ports, and that part might or not be stressful once you get on your ship you should have a lot of fun. That is, if you do these things.

  • As soon as you know you are going out of the country on a cruise, please start working on getting your passport. And this is true whether or not they say you’ll need one. Cruises can change courses. And when you can never be sure when you are going to get your passport, it is best to be safe rather than sorry.
  • You do not want to be late getting to your cruise. That is why it is usually best to get your port a day early. Paying for a hotel is going to be nothing compared to missing that cruise of yours.
  • Get global entry. It does take time to go through the whole process. But it will save you so much time in the long run.

More random travel tips

 

  • You know how mother always used to say that you pack a dressy outfit on any trip you take. And take two because you never know what might come Up. You will for sure not need the outfit. The first is questionable.
  • hip to take a backpack when you are flying. It just might not be practical if you are going to be traveling for a while. Luggage with wheels is usually the better way to go.
  • You are going to take a lot of pictures when you are on vacation. Do not forget to take an extra battery with you. You might be surprised at how quickly you go through batteries while you are on vacation.
  • Another tip on clothing. Do not take things that you That is the last thing you want to worry about when you are on vacation.
  • If you are staying with family or friends, get them something to say thank you for hosting. Bring them something from home. Don’t know what they like. Take them out to eat. Or keep their children and let them go out to eat

Random travel tips

 

 

Today we are going to take a look at some random travel tips.

  • Always take a hat with you when you go on vacation. In the winter, it is going to cost you almost no room to throw in a beanie. In warmer climates, you will thank yourself for remembering to bring a hat that helps keep the sun off your face. Not sure what the weather is going to be? Take both.
  • Packing for a trip is always easier when you have just done laundry. Not only will everything be clean, you may get a better idea of what mixes and matches.
  • It is a good idea to pack a little first aid kit. Take some band-aids, pain medicine, decongestant, and hydrocortizone cream. You may be surprised at how much you might use these things.
  • When you go somewhere that has clean drinking water, take a refillable bottle with you. You are likely to get thirstier when you are are on trips. And it is a good idea to  get more water in you and your kids even if someone is not necessarily thirsty. This will help you save a lot of money too.

What stewardesses wish they could say

I think every person has things they like about their job, and things that they wish they could not do. Today let’s get a glimpse into an air stewardess’s life and find out what they think about their work.

  • First, do you really need that extra soda or drink right away? There could be hundreds of people on one flight. They will have certain times that they will come around and ask if you want a. But they’re human too, and want to take a break from time to time.
  • Put your shoes on before you get up and walk around. You have no idea how dirty those planes can get. Yes, they do clean the airplane before the flight, but it is often not the best cleaning job in the world.
  • They care about their job and want to do well. But that does not give you the right to be rude or demanding. They are people , people who can only do so much Be nice to them, and they will be nice to you in return.
  • They are not going to be able to read your mind. You are one of about ten thousand people they serve each month. They are not likely to remember your preferences, even when you travel often. Give them grace.
  • not They usually don’t know anymore about what will happen when you experience delays. They don’t know whether you are going to be able to make up that time. It is better not to ask them.