Booking at a five-star hotel is fine, that is, until you get your bill while you’re checking out. Suddenly, your $245 a night hotel room is double the price, and why? Because you availed of “services” which you just assumed came with the package. Before you order a room service massage or any use any of the amenities in your hotel, look at the factors which can hike up your hotel bill.
Early Check In
While some people think that checking in early is pretty harmless as long as the room’s already vacant, think again. A lot of hotels actually charge high fees for early check ins. You can add $20 to $50 to your hotel bill just by arriving too early. These are true most especially in very accommodating hotels like the Hyatt Regency and the Hilton.
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Traveling by air is one of the most convenient ways to travel but it does not come without stress. Read on to discover how you can conquer air travel stress and emerge a victor at the end of the flight, plus or minus a little jet lag of course!
1. Air travel insurance beats the blues
Air travel insurance is most often overlooked by most travelers when they book their air tickets. They do not realize that travel insurance is one of the most valuable things to have when traveling abroad. Imagine what would happen if an accident or illness occurs on the trip. One traveler got sick with meningitis and had to be air lifted off by a helicopter to a nearby hospital. The total cost if her travel insurance did not cover the medical fees? A whopping $150,000! Be sure to get a reliable quote or ask your travel agency if they have an insurance panel you can contact.
Seeing how the President of United States Barrack Obama himself recently visited the Great Wall of China, we think it’s a matter of time before people would be scrambling to scale the great structure all over again. Here are some survival tips you can take note of before climbing this majestic wall, one of the 7 Wonders of the World.
1. Be fit, be very fit
Let’s face it. The wall measures 8,851.8 km but it is unlikely that you will be scaling the walls the entire length! Moreover scientists and historians have concluded that there are hidden sections of the wall yet to be discovered so be sure to keep an open eye for something off the beaten tracks. However, you still need to maintain a good healthy body before you embark on a quest to conquer the Great Wall of China.
Traveling by airplane, once a marvel of the modern world, has now become nothing more than a headache for most of us. And yet, we all have places to go and people to see that are far away from home. Air travel, while taxing, is still the most expedient way to go. But that doesn’t mean you don’t face hundreds of potentially disastrous situations each time you jet off on a trip. Whether you’re facing pat downs, delayed flights, and cancellations at the airport, a possible terrorist threat aboard your plane, or the loss of your wallet and passport while traveling overseas, you may have to deal with any number of catastrophic situations when you leave your city for parts unknown. However, there is a right way and a wrong way to handle these dicey conditions, and if you want to come out of the experience relatively unscathed, you need to know how to react appropriately when the time comes. Here are just a few tips for making decisions when disaster strikes.
Studies show that there is a higher probability that you will be encountering some trouble when you are home than when you trouble. Odd as it may be, but it is true! There are extreme cases where some places must be avoided but if you arm yourself with some common sense, be street smart, and follow the tips below, most likely you will have a hassle free journey:
Check your stuff before you leave
You will be carrying a lot of stuff more than usual so make it a habit to glance back and see if you have everything with you before leaving a coffee shop, a train, or getting off a cab. It might not look very good but it sure does save you a lot if you get those chain clips for your wallet or cellphone just to make sure you are not leaving them anywhere.