Important news before you travel:
If you live in the United States you should be aware of certain Travel Advisories which are given to citizens who choose to travel abroad. These advisories can affect you and may even change your travel plans. So before you go to the airport you should always check to see if your destination country is on the List of the United States Government Travel Advisories.
For more information: Check out the link below which will send you to the US Governments official website.
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK
Yosemite National Park is located in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains. It is best known for its waterfalls, but within its nearly 1,200 square miles, you can find deep valleys, grand meadows, ancient giant sequoias, a vast wilderness area, and much more. More than 5 million people visit Yosemite each year....read more
IRELAND TRAVEL GUIDE
Ireland is an exotic destination for many travelers. It is very well for it's magic and legendary stories such as leprechauns, gold and four leaf clovers. Numerous tourists from all over the world are.
NEW YORK'S JFK AIRPORT
JFK international airport is located 15 miles by highway from midtown Manhattan. JFK’s terminals, parking lots and hotels operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and cover more than 880 acres.
If you choose to enter the terminal with the passenger, please be aware that only ticketed passengers will be allowed past the security checkpoint. However, you may enjoy any of the areas before security. As an alternative, you may drop off your passengers at the Kiss and Fly located at the Lefferts Boulevard AirTrain Station where they can ride AirTrain free of charge to their terminal in just 10 minutes.
Electric Vehicle Charging
Air travelers who own electric vehicles can charge them at Kennedy International....read more
To make your way to a flight on time and to get throught security as quickly as possible you can try the following tips:
1) Sign up. The TSA's PreCheck, a trusted traveler program, has spread to more cities across the U.S. and is now available at some 40 airports. Members of the program are pre-screened and can then whiz through security, sometimes without having to take off their shoes or remove laptops from cases. The U.S. Customs Department's Global Entry program is another shortcut for frequent international travelers, especially as the federal government contracts and customs lines potentially get longer.
Critical Security Checkpoints:
To make clearing security as easy as possible...
-Review the guidelines for liquids and gels on your Flight carriers Carry-On Baggage page before your flight.
-Have your government-issued photo identification and boarding pass ready for inspection.
-Wear shoes that are easy to slip on and off, since all footwear must be x-rayed.
-Remember to place all coats and jackets in a bin for x-ray screening.
-Make your laptop easily accessible for inspection.
-Avoid wearing anything metal or place these items in your carry-on baggage for screening
2) Check flight status. Although this is obvious, many people often fail to do this one simple but critical thing.
I recommend doing the same before abandoning your ride or your car just before you head to the terminal; flight status updates change by the minute, so a last-second check is always a good idea.
Most airlines will text you flight status updates if you sign up on their Web sites, and sites like Flightaware.com do the same by text, on the Web and through smartphone apps.
4) Check in online. Especially if you are not checking bags, this can save you a heap of time. I have found that when checking bags, having the pre-printed boarding pass in your hand doesn't help all that much, and check-in agents often reissue another boarding pass when you check in your bags -- but it sure doesn't hurt.
5) Before you leave for the airport, put your ID, credit card and boarding pass (if applicable) in an easily accessible part of your wallet or bag. There are two reasons for this: one, by going through this exercise, you make sure that you don't leave home without these crucial items. Two, you don't waste your (and other people's) time fumbling around for them at the moment you need them.
Check the airport parking situation online. Knowing ahead of time where to park, which lots are open and how far they are from the terminal can save you a lot of anxiety on your drive in, as well as keep you safer as you navigate tortuous and almost always poorly marked airport ring roads. Additionally, during peak travel periods, lots fill up quickly, so you will want an alternate parking plan.
When you are ready to board always take inventory of what you will need to do when you get to the front of the security line. Do a quick mental review of everything you are wearing that you will need to remove (such as shoes, jewelry, watch, jacket), and what you have inside your carry-on bag that might need to be taken out (liquids, electronics). When you get to the front of the line, blast through your mental inventory and make it happen. Done well, you can go from fully clad for winter weather, with laptops and iPads in your bag, to a T-shirt, pants and socks, and all your sensitive electronics in their own bins, in seconds.
Using these tips will get you through the airport, on your flight and towards your destination as quickly as possible.
more traveler informaiton tips available at the TSA website: https://www.tsa.gov/precheck/faq
HOW TO PAY LESS FOR FLIGHTS
1. Buy your tickets online
Buying your tickets online will actually help you save more money than buying at the airport or at an agent. Services like Google Flights or others which can be found by a simple online search.
2. Join Frequent flyers
Frequent flyer programs have a lot of benefits and some can offer discounts on future tickets after building up miles, and others may even offer free flights!
3. Not All Sales are Lowest prices
Sometimes a flight ticket may be on sale, but that doesn't necessarily mean that it is a bargain for you. Always keep this in mind because that sale could end up costing you more than other deals!
4. Check For Hidden Fees
Always check other fees for tickets that may not be listed at first sight of the price. Make sure to be aware of the price of the ticket at all times and this can be avoided. Many hidden fees are luggage or even meals.
5. Compare Ticket Prices
If you are shopping online, there are various sites you can use to compare prices for different venders of tickets.
6. Choose The Right airline
Make sure when traveling on a budget to go with the airline that is the most comfortable to your budget. Even though it may not be as popular as others, they all get you to your destination!
7. Select an Off-Hours flight
When shopping for tickets, try to buy tickets that have flights early in the morning or late at night if you can. Sometimes these tickets can save you a bundle!
8. Buy tickets months In Advance
Try to plan your trips, if possible, months in advance to save a lot more in the long run. Sometimes, depending on where you travel, this little tip can end up saving you hundreds on your tickets.
9. Find Vacation Packages
When planning your vacations, try to purchase trip packages as they can end up saving you a ton of money in the long run. If you have the time, compare a package with the costs of buying everything separate.
10. Different Types Of Flights Help You Save
Sometimes it would be wiser if possible to purchase a flight that maybe has one stop before it reaches its final destination, instead of doing a non-stop flight. This can end up helping you save and you can even enjoy the different merchandise at the airport you stop at before your flight continues.
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THE BENEFITS OF HAVING A
FLORIDA TIME SHARE
For some people a timeshare needs some explaining as to what it is and why they are an actractive alternative to buying a vacation home. A timeshare refers to a holiday system of lodging that offers people a type of ownership at a vacation condominium for a specified period during the entire tenure of a membership. The property is a divided form of ownership or use rights.
These properties are typically resort condominium units, in which multiple parties hold rights to use the property, and each owner of the same accommodation is allotted their period of time. The minimum purchase is a one week ownership, and the high season weeks demand the higher prices.
The vacation property that is owned is referred to as a condo. Units may be sold as a partial ownership, lease, or "right to use", in which case the latter holds no claim to ownership of the property. The ownership of timeshare programs is varied, and has been changing over the decades to accommodate the changing needs of the vacationing public who prefer timeshare ownership to the more conventional forms of accommodations such as resorts, hotels and motels.
Florida timeshare condos have been growing in popularity for years and the trend does not seem to be slowing down. Florida timeshare condos are most likely to be apartment-styled accommodation. They are available in different sizes, including studio units that can easily accommodate two persons.
Many vacationers tend to opt for three and four-bedroom units. When choosing a membership plan, members need to select a Florida timeshare condo that can adequately accommodate all family members. Based upon the size Florida timeshare condos, membership fees vary.
Florida timeshare condos are mostly fitted with fully equipped kitchens, dining areas and a host of basic home appliances. When timeshare condos are listed, they display information regarding the number of people that can be housed in such a unit. It is important to select an adequate Florida time-share condos because most timeshare condominiums are strict about housing an extra number of guests within a single Florida timeshare condo. The demand for certain Florida timeshare condos is higher than others. This is largely dependent on the popularity of the location.
The trade of timeshare is based upon acceptance of a concept that is sold in exchange of a membership fee. Potential customers are offered a type of ownership of a particular vacation property for a specified time period for every year of their membership. It is obvious that members would not be inclined to visit the same place every year.
Organizers arrange for holiday exchanges between members and reservations to other destinations are largely dependent on availability. In case members do not go for a holiday in any particular year they can let the management know. This allows the organizers to arrange for Florida timeshare rentals.
The holiday week is rented to a third party who pays the member a rental. Certain timeshare companies require members to arrange for such rentals through company brokers as they receive an additional fee for such transactions. The fee that is received when a membership week is rented is largely dependent upon the nature of the membership. For this reason, rentals made during a peak holiday season tend to be higher than those made during off seasons.
Florida timeshare rentals for smaller apartments generate a reasonable income as compared to larger accommodation options that induce higher revenues. Florida time-share rentals are a popular alternative for people who do not wish to go on a vacation for a particular year.
This is because members are required to pay a maintenance fee every year apart from their membership costs. Since these payments are usually made out of individual budgets, members opt for rentals, which generate revenues that can be used to pay maintenance costs. This option makes such timeshare vacations more favorable. This growing trend of owning a timeshare, especially in Florida is forecasted to grow even further.
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