Expert Travel Reviews

A compact carry on for traveling

July 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Guest post written by Brent Crowder

The past few times that I’ve travelled, I’ve actually been made to check my rolling carry on suitcase. It really does fit into the overhead compartments on planes, but I guess there’s just something about it that makes it look like it’s too big for that and I’m trying to sneak it past airport security.

So I guess that it’s time I just accept that and buy a new bag for that because in the long run I think I’d save money by doing that instead of paying fees to check it. With that thinking, I went online to see if I could find something about bags that look especially small even though they still have tons of room and when I was doing that I happened across some They piqued my curiosity, so I read about them and decided to sign up for one of them for my home internet service.

After I did that I did find some good recommendations for a compact carry on and decided to just order it and have it shipped to my house. I guess the shape of it is a little slimmer, but it does hold the same amount as my last one.

Portugal Car Rental

July 17, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Using a car rental agency when traveling is a great way to improve your vacation. This will end up making your vacation more enjoyable and cost effective for the entire family. Therefore, finding a great car rental agency in your destination is absolutely essential to your vacation’s success. Most of the time, such as with the available options for car rental Algarve, the rental agencies are right next to the airport for the traveler’s convenience.

Portugal is a common destination for many travelers at this time due to decreased prices! Therefore, a car hire Portugal is a better value than just about anywhere in Western Europe. With a car rental agency that you can trust, your car will come with insurance, guarantees about its safety, and a quality vehicle that does not reek of stains and odors. Whether you are driving in the north or south of Portugal, there is a car agency that can work for you. Most importantly though, remember to get a car that makes sense with your vacation.

If you are heading to the beach or the mountains, you probably want more cargo room; and certainly not a sports car! However, if you are intending on cruising around Lisbon or seeing the sites in the country, a massive van probably is not correct either.  Whether it is a faro car rental or another location around the country, a great rental agency is the first step to a fantastic vacation.

How to Save Money on a Vacation

July 9, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

There are several easy was to save money when planning and while you’re on a vacation. First, you should make a list of all the sightseeing destinations you would like to view and then prioritize them. Form this list you can also pick out the cheaper or free destinations which can cut a lot of money out of your vacation.

The second thing you can do to save money on your vacation is to budget you entire day. Though people usually know how much the places they stay and travel expenses will be, they rarely research the meals they eat and things they will spend their day doing. By budgeting food and other expenses, you can save a lot of money.

Packing light and smart can also save you a lot of money. Airline baggage fees can add up very quickly, especially if you are taking a lot of short flights. This will also make transportation a lot easier to find. If you can carry a lot of your luggage with you, you can save a lot of money on things like cabs. Carrying things with you that will serve two purposes is a great way to lighten your load.

Finally, be flexible, don’t be a slave to an agenda. If you see something else you want to do go ahead and do it. Spending a little extra money is better than not being able to relax or enjoy your vacation. Budgeting for a vacation is an easy way to lengthen your vacation.