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Travelling tips for Pregnant Women

Wednesday, October 21st, 2009
by Sue

Pregnant woman

In today’s fast paced life the modern busy woman even when pregnant has no option but to travel and there is hardly any time for taking break. Many women are working even when they are in an advance stage of their pregnancy and that involves travel too. Many don’t like the idea of being home bound.

Pregnant woman

Its not that traveling is not safe for pregnant women but you just need to remember few things that will help you to make your travel comfortable and safe. Of course, you will need to take more into consideration depending on which stage of pregnancy you are at, and the nature of your travels. If you’re just popping to the shops or perhaps going for a house viewing, then you may not be required to travel very far at all. On the other hand, journeys which include flights might require a little more preparation.

Don’t just sit:

Pregnant woman

You may be traveling by airplane or by road it is important that you get up and move around every other hour. This is more important if you are in advance stage of pregnancy as this will prevent any soreness and stiffness.

Carry snacks:

Pregnant woman

It is a good idea to have snacks in long journey. It is also safe to carry snacks with you as there might be need of eating if you get stuck in traffic or your flight is delayed and you have to wait. This will also help you to deal with usual discomforts like feeling faint which is related to blood sugar levels.

Have enough fluids:

Pregnant woman

While you travel you tend to get dehydrated and pregnant woman need lots of fluids. You can carry a water bottle or juice with you.

Dress right:

Pregnant woman

Dress in a manner that you are comfortable during a trip. You can carry a light shawl as sometimes air conditioner around you can make you feel cold.

Be prepared for emergency:

Pregnant woman

You should carry your prenatal medical records with you. You may not face any problem but there is no harm in taking them along with you as it is safe.

5 Ideas For Cheap Cruise Travel Deals

Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
by Sck

By CJ Anderson

Everyone wants to travel the world, right? How does a luxury cruise sound? Warm beaches, exotic ports of call, fine dining, 5 star service, hammocks and fruity umbrella drinks. Who could resist?

Course there is one small issue - the outrageous prices that put the dream of a cruise vacation out of reach for 90% of people. But there is hope. I am here to help you find the absolute best cruise travel deals. Wholesale prices, incentive cruises, and even the occasional F.R.E.E voyage are in the bag of tricks. My goal is to show you how to plan, find, book, and enjoy the cruise vacation of a lifetime on a shoestring budget whether it is your first cruise or your tenth.

Be sure to check out this month’s top hints, insider secrets, and tricks the travel industry does not want you to know about how to get a fantastic cruise travel deal.

Here are 5 ideas to get you started on finding the cheapest cruise bargains:

1) Go Off-Season

Everyone and their brother is planning a cruise in the spring or early summer. Think spring break and that’s where you will find the crowds. The cruise industry is not going to offer any good cruise travel deals during their busy season because they simply don’t have to. Expect a 20-30% cheaper fare for off-season cruises.

BONUS: Airfares will also be cheaper during the less-traveled months saving you an additional chunk of money.

2) Consider Repositioning

These cruises are heavily discounted because the cruise line is simply moving the boat from one home port to another. They have to take that trip regardless of how many passengers sign up. You will get a few less ports - but if you are true cruise lover, the extra days at sea will be no great burden. You can expect to save 40-60% on a price per day basis over regular cruises.

3) Skip the Flight

Most cruises in the US originate from Florida and California, but did you know that dozens of other ports of embarkation (where you leave from) are available? Unexpected places like New Orleans, Houston, Seattle, New Jersey, and even Mobile, AL offer a few cruise itineraries a year. If you can hitch a ride from somewhere within easy driving distance, how much will you save? Anticipate travel to and from the embarkation port costs to drop easily $1000 for a family of 4.

BONUS: Also, you will not have to worry about hotel on either side of the cruise in this scenario.

4) Last Minute Savings

Often if your schedule is flexible, good cruise travel deals can be had in the last 2 months leading up to departure. Think about it - the boat is going, overhead is relatively fixed, so empty staterooms cost the cruise lines big bucks that can never be recovered. Sign up for email newsletters (cheapcruises.com, vacationstogo.com, and travelzoo.com are my favorites) so you will get priority notification of cruise travel deals.

5) Speak and Cruise

If you’ve ever been on a cruise, you know there is a an endless array of entertainment and educational opportunities on board. Everything from underwater basket weaving, to painting classes, to seminars on wine tasting. Did you know that each of those presenters AND their family get a complimentary cruise in exchange for a couple of 1 hour work sessions? Would you work for 2 hours to get a free cruise?

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How Do Base and Flex Tickets Help You to See the Collection of Theme Parks?

Monday, October 27th, 2008
by Sck

By Peter Fleming II

Experience the world famous theme parks of Walt Disney World Resort in your holidays with friends and family. Get Disney Base Tickets which will lead you to the dream world of Disney including Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, MGM Studios and Epcot. The thrilling rides, adventures, live shows, interaction with famous Disney characters, etc are the entertainments which Disney World offers both for kids and adults as well. The world of Disney is an ideal place for recreation that can refresh and recharge your mind to restart your work. Base tickets have some limitations like you cannot skip the parks or stop visiting within 14 days of non-stop visit to the theme parks. If there is any break during 14 days then automatically the tickets will become invalid. It is also essential to follow the rules like each person can only visit a theme park in a day.

Have a perfect planning in advance for the days to visit in the Disney theme parks and these things will decide your actual ticket price. However, the ticket prices also depend on the type of the season. Buy base tickets from online and avoid the situations like standing in a long queue in front of gate for buying tickets and buying each ticket for each attractive theme park.

Orlando Flex Tickets have all those facilities to show you the most alluring theme parks of Florida. However it comes in combination and collection of theme parks. Imagine these wonderful offers of Florida Attractions Tickets that can minimize your further hassles for in return of one flex ticket you are getting the permission to enter 5-6 theme parks of Florida. The theme parks which include in Flex tickets are Wet n Wild, Aquatica, Universal Land of Adventure and Universal Studios. If you wish to visit the African area of Busch Gardens then you need to buy Orlando Flex tickets plus. It is for sure that you will enjoy the unlimited access of 14 days to these theme parks.

Buy today Florida Attractions Tickets and save huge amount! Avail last minute offers on Disney Base Tickets and Orlando Flex Tickets.

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The Best Way to Travel on a Budget

Monday, September 29th, 2008
by Sck

Author: Stuart S. Travel

Well you won’t be traveling to Monaco and staying at a five star resort on a budget, will you? Maybe so!  Mostly, traveling on a budget means finding the cheapest price for the experience you want.

When traveling on a budget it’s best to keep in mind the following points:
1. Travel in the off-peak seasons. You can save up to as much as fifty per cent off air flights and accommodation costs if you plan to travel in low season times.
2. Stay away from popular tourist spots (unless they are on your ‘must-see’ list). If you can go off the beaten track with your destinations, things can be cheaper to see and do and your cultural experiences will be richer.
3. Try camping. Not only is it the cheapest form of accommodation it’s a great way to get up close and personal to nature. It’s the best way to see National Parks and Heritage listed areas.
4. Look for special travel offers (or packages). But make sure you check everything that they include - and don’t include.
5. Invest in a travel pass where you are able. Most developed countries have a rail or bus transport system where you can obtain day, week or monthly passes that will get you around cheaply.
6. Get a work permit if you aim to gain employment while traveling overseas. Working can help subsidize places that aren’t so cheap, such as Europe and Australia.
7. Look for good exchange rates on the dollar. This may help you decide which country to travel to.
8. Think about shortening your visit to destinations that are expensive and increasing your length of stay in cheaper places.
9. Where possible use your credit card. The exchange rate is better.
10. When staying in a hotel, avoid paying for ‘extras’. Don’t touch anything from the honor bar. Don’t watch the in-house movies and don’t use the hotel phone. And try not to use room service too much!

On the world scene there are some great places to travel on a budget for under thirty dollars a day. In Asia you can try India, Laos, China, Cambodia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Thailand, Sumatra and Burma. In Central and South America you can visit El Salvador, Bolivia and Ecuador. If you are after a budget experience in the Pacific, try Fiji or New Zealand. Over in Africa there are some great budget destinations such as Kenya, Egypt, Morocco, Malawi, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Ghana. Don’t forget the Middle East where places like Iran, Syria and Turkey provide excellent value for money and wonderful experiences for the budget traveler.

There is no ‘best place’ to travel on a budget. Just be prepared to look around, avoid the pitfalls of unwanted costs in package deals or hotel bookings. If you want to travel and your budget doesn’t meet your expectations, be flexible and see if there is somewhere cheaper you might like to experience. You could be pleasantly surprised with your stay in India or Iran, when you thought you wanted to go to Tahiti.

This article was provided by:
Stuart S. Travel / Your All World Travel Guru
http://www.stuartstravel.com

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/travel-tips-articles/the-best-way-to-travel-on-a-budget-534054.html

About the Author:
Stuart S. Travel / Your All World Online Travel Guru:
Sherry Hardesty has been a professional flight attendant for over 15 years. Her experience is extensive and she provides professional travel consulting and booking services at  http://www.stuartstravel.com

What is a Realistic Budget for Traveling?

Monday, September 29th, 2008
by Sck

Author: Stuart S. Travel

One you can afford – seriously.

Look at how much you earn. What can you put aside for a trip? What are you prepared to sacrifice to make your trip a reality? Maybe you’ve been saving for a while and have a few thousand dollars in the bank. You do? Great. Well that’s your realistic budget. If you want to fly to Europe tomorrow and you only have ten dollars in the bank then you are not being realistic. But it might be enough to get you in to the local museum for a few hours escape.

When you are setting your budget, be practical. Everyone has different needs for their travel experience and if your travel plans include overseas flights, you will need to budget accordingly. Sure you can find great deals and get there cheaper than you might have expected, but make sure you have enough money in your budget to not only get you there but to travel around, find a place to sleep, oh and have enough money to be able to eat!

So how do you go about setting a budget? Following these steps might help:
1. Draw up a table with two columns.
2. Column A is for Expense Items. Column B is for Approximate Costs.
3. In column A write down all the things you can think of that will cost you money while traveling. These might include: air flights, car hire/fuel allowance, travel passes, sight-seeing tours, accommodation, food, insurance, immunizations, and souvenirs.
4. In column B write an estimate of how much you think these things will cost while on your trip. You can research your travel costs quite easily on the Internet. Food allowance might be a bit more difficult. If you are traveling alone, as a couple or in a family you will need to budget food costs accordingly.
5. Now add up the costs. This will give you an estimate of how much your trip will cost. Can you afford it? Yes – then this is a realistic budget for you. If not, then you may have to rethink your destination and the type of travel experience you want.

Remember that this table will only be an estimate of your travel costs. You must also budget for incidentals and prepare yourself for things to not go to plan. For example, have you got enough money in your budget to buy new clothes if your luggage goes missing? A realistic travel budget will have extra built in to it to cover emergencies. Setting yourself a budget of about sixty-five dollars a day, if traveling alone, is a reasonable amount. If you are traveling as a family or in a group, this number will be vastly different.

Also consider if you will be traveling and working. If this is the case, then you may not need as much to start with, just enough money to get you to your destination and a place to live while you look for work. (And enough money to buy you food until you begin earning a wage.)

Start making your travel plans with your budget in mind. Don’t exceed your budget, always keep a little in reserve so you can buy that fantastic Italian leather handbag or go jet-skiing in Hawaii if the desire takes you!

This article is brought to you by: Stuart S. Travel – Your Online Travel Guru
www.stuartstravel.com

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/travel-tips-articles/what-is-a-realistic-budget-for-traveling-563164.html

About the Author:
Stuart S. Travel / Your All World Online Travel Guru:
Sherry Hardesty has been a professional flight attendant for over 15 years. Her experience is extensive and she provides professional travel consulting and booking services at  http://www.stuartstravel.com




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