Posts by Henry Sunderland

Rideshare: The New Generation’s Taxi

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in Blog, Travel

In most large cities and suburban areas, calling a cab is the most common way to get from one place to another in a pinch or if you don’t want to take public transportation. For decades, a taxi cab has been a symbol of movement in and around the big city. Today, ridesharing options are becoming quite popular, and offer a new twist on the once commonplace cab. What is Ridesharing? The concept of ridesharing is simple: “hail” a driver via a smartphone app, wait for them to arrive, and get to your destination, all from the comfort of your current location. This new technology allows users to tell the ridesharing application where you are and where you need to be, which in turns locates available drivers. You simply take a look at the potential driver and their proposed rates, say yes, and pay remotely with your phone. The driver comes to pick you up in their personal vehicle, and take you to your destination. Of course, tipping is recommended and can be done in cash or added to your total when you pay. What are the Benefits of Using A Rideshare Service? There are plenty of reasons to choose the rideshare experience rather than use a taxi. First,...

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The Best Tips To Make Your Party Bus Experience Awesome

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Blog

If you’ve never experienced the joy of a party bus, you’re missing out. There’s something exciting about driving from location to location, enjoying great food, tasty brews and rocking jams without the fear of drunk driving tickets. However, your party bus success rate will vary depending on how you treat the experience. Make sure to adhere to the following party bus protocols to maximize your fun! Inspect the Bus Before Departure Before you pay a single dime for your party bus, you should step on board and see if it fulfills your needs. There are a variety of key questions you should ponder before renting. These questions include: Number of seats Comfort of the seats Existence and location of bathrooms Emergency exits Music sources The latter is especially important if you want to have fun: after all, what is a party bus without some sweet jams blasting loud enough to shake the glass? Bring Plenty of Ice Party buses don’t have refrigerators, so you’re going to have to bring coolers and plenty of ice. Extra ice will be especially important as the night wears down and the brews start to flow. Naturally, you can always stop at a grocery store or a party mart to pick up ice, but...

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The Difference Between 4 And 5 Star Hotels

Posted by on Jan 19, 2015 in Blog

Star ratings of hotels represent the types of amenities and features they provide. It is a way to let visitors know what they can expect when they choose that hotel. People know that if they are choosing a 4-star hotel, it probably has a lot more features than a 2-star hotel. However, some of the ratings get a little confusing when it comes down to how they got that rating, particularly the difference between a 4 and 5 star hotel. Here are some ways to tell the difference and know what you can expect. Guest Rooms The first way you can tell the difference between 4 and 5-star hotels is by the guest rooms and what amenities are offered in the rooms. Most 4-star hotel rooms are going to be luxurious, offering style and upscale amenities in the rooms. It is not uncommon to find a plush terry cloth robe and slippers, granite countertops in the bathroom, and maybe even a sinking tub. So what does the 5-star hotel room have? With this hotel room, it offers what you get in a 4-star hotel room, with a little extra. Instead of a standard sinking tub, it will have one that has Jacuzzi jets. There might be a double vanity...

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5 Details To Think About When Planning A Vacation On A Budget

Posted by on Jan 6, 2015 in Blog

Planning a vacation is very exciting, and it is always nice to have something to look forward to. However, in the excitement of booking flights and making reservations at hotels, it is easy to forget about the small details that are essential to make a vacation a success. If you’re planning a vacation, do forget to account for the following details: Checked Baggage Fees Many airlines now charge an extra fee to check suitcases and bags. If you’re traveling with your family, these extra fees can put a dent in your vacation budget. Before you start packing for your vacation, find out the baggage policy for the airline that you are flying. If you want to lower checked baggage fees, combine everything that your family needs in as few bags as possible, instead of allowing each person to have their own bag. You can also try to pack as much as you can into carry on bags in order to avoid checking bags. Airport Transportation You may have already booked a rental car in your vacation destination, or perhaps you can use public transportation. But many people forget to make plans for how they will get to and from the airport. This decision will depend on the number of...

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How To Find A Cheap (Yet Comfortable) Hotel In Canada

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 in Blog, Travel

Whether you’re planning a winter getaway to Quebec or a summer family vacation to Toronto, Vancouver, or Calgary, no one wants to pay any more than necessary for a place to stay. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to help insure that you don’t pay any more than you have to. Ways to save on hotel rates 1. Consider the package deals. If you’re flying to your destination, it’s a good idea to compare the airline vacation package rate to the individual price of the flight and hotel. Most airlines, including Air Canada, offer such packages that include the flights, the hotel, hotel tax and usually one other component like a sightseeing tour or a rental car. If you just call to inquire about flights, you generally won’t be offered the package rate; you’ll have to ask. One other thing to keep in mind is that such packages usually require that you pay for your accommodations in advance, typically 45 to 60 days prior to your departure. 2. Book early. Contrary to popular opinion, often the best hotel deals go to those who plan well in advance of their departure date. Like airlines, hotel companies like to know early that they are going to have a full...

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