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Top Amenities of a Long-term Stay-powered Caravan Sites

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Date: July 28th 2016


Powered caravan sites are ideal for extended weekend stays or stops along a caravan travel vacation. There may be a time that you want to turn a small vacation into a long-term stay, for various reasons. Regardless of the reasons, there are certain amenities that ideal long-term stay-powered caravan sites offer that you’ll want to look for. Here are a few of those amenities and what to know about each one. Wireless Internet Service Long-term stays will likely mean that you want to catch-up on your emails and check in with family and friends. Though you can use your wireless companies various plans, having an included wireless internet service is more affordable and ideal. You can sit in the comfort of your caravan, enjoy the surroundings, and catch-up on your correspondence. You can even stream from different programs, watch videos, check social media, and everything else that you need wireless internet to do. You can also earn some extra income by working from home, or take your current work from home job with you on your long-term caravan stay. Weekly and Monthly Electric Rates Most caravan sites will offer day rates for their electrical hook-ups. This is fine, but if you want to do a long-term stay, it can become expensive to pay for electric daily. One of the top amenities of a long-term stay-powered caravan site is the ability to pay for your electric weekly or monthly. This can save money, depending on the sites rates, and make the long-term stay choice easier depending on your budget and who has the best electricity fees. On-Site Playgrounds and Indoor Play Areas Though this amenity is primarily something parents or grandparents watching their grandchildren will look for, it is still a top amenity of many powered caravan sites. An on-site playground, especially a safely fenced in area, is ideal for younger children and gives you a safe place to enjoy some outdoor time with your family. If you are doing a long-term stay in the caravan with younger children, indoor play areas are also an amenity you want to look for. On rainy days, or stretches of rainy days, having that indoor play area can save your day and help you maintain your stress levels. These are just three of the top amenities available at long-term powered caravan sites. You may have other amenities you are looking for, but these will […]

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Top 3 Excellent Tips on Providing the Best Lodging Services for Your Motel

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Date: January 28th 2016


With the increase in the number of people travelling, the hotels and lodging industry has also grown proportionately. People will always need a place to spend a night or more. However, not everyone can afford a 5-star hotel accommodation. Therefore, they tend to resort to other options like motels and restaurants. If you own any of these alternatives, you need to ensure you offer the best accommodation. You can do this by considering some of the suggestions below.  Concentrate on en-suites They may be a bit costly than simply building single rooms. Nonetheless, a bedroom containing its own bathroom and toilet may just be the magic touch that’ll set you apart from your competitors. Furthermore, an en suite would be convenient for your customers as well. You will have relieved them of the stress of waiting in long queues to use common bathrooms and toilets, especially when there is an influx of clients. Apart from that, en suites provide more privacy and are a good option for people with medical issues. Guess what, you will also be making work easier for your janitors, since cleaning a private bathroom is definitely easier than cleaning a public one. Affordable style and comfort Since motels are normally targeted towards highway travellers, they may not be as luxurious as hotels. Not to worry. You can fix this by going beyond just offering the basic amenities. All you have to do is add some fancy chandelier in your lobby to give it that classy lighting. It doesn’t have to be expensive. Secondly, you could consider dividing your rooms into classes with different prices and amenities. For example, higher classes could have something a bit fancier like a Jacuzzi or water bed. Don’t forget to get trendy tables, chairs, and bed designs as well. The aim here is to offer 5-star hotel accommodation at the price of a motel. Cater for everyone Be as considerate as possible. Accommodation means providing shelter to everyone. For a start, you can have some specialized services for the disabled. For example, you can install separate bathrooms, or even give them their own special en suites. In addition, having extra listening devices for the deaf wouldn’t be such a bad idea. Apart from that, remember the children. Don’t let your motel be the boring kind. Offer some video games, install a pinball machine, or create a pool if space allows you […]

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Hotel Booking Tips

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Date: December 2nd 2015


You might assume that booking a hotel is fairly easy and straightforward, but this is not always the case. It takes more than just knowing your destination and the date of your arrival to book the right hotel for your stay. They key to saving money and getting the amenities that matter most is being informed about the most helpful hotel booking tips. There are many common errors that are made when booking hotels, but following these tips helps you to avoid them and get the ideal room at an affordable rate. Get the Best Room Getting the best room at a hotel is not impossible. You can’t always expect to have the best room during your stay, but it is more likely that you will book a room with the amenities that matter most to you if you book directly through the hotel website. If you book your hotel stay through the business website and also join a hotel loyalty program, you are more likely to get guaranteed better room placement. Additional features like Wi-Fi and complimentary breakfast are also more accessible when you book your stay on the hotel’s website. Using online travel agencies to book your hotel might help you get better rates, but it will not get you better room placement. Avoid Taxes and Fees It is important that you are aware of lesser-known taxes and resort fees that are sometimes added to the nightly rates. This means that you should not book a hotel on just the flat rate alone. It is important that you inquire about resort fees at the time of booking. Some hotels attach fees for different services including cleaning, pool and spa use, processing and much more. This means that the only way to know if you are getting a really great rate is to inquire about any possible resort fees that might be assessed. If there are some services that you do not want access to, you may be able to fight some additional fees and have them dropped from your hotel bill. Save yourself problems by asking about fees beforehand. Choose the Right Time The key to getting the most affordable rates for hotel rooms is all about timing. The timing of when you book and when you are traveling is the biggest deciding factor in the amount that you will have to pay. It is always best to […]

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Questions to Ask Yourself Before Buying a Pub

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Date: October 2nd 2015


Owning a pub is not like owning a family-style restaurant, as a pub is often chosen by customers for its fun atmosphere and late hours. People who visit a pub may want a meal but are not typically looking for gourmet cooking, and they may also expect activities like darts, trivia games, billiards, big televisions, and the like. Before you decide that you want to search for a pub for sale, you might note a few important questions to ask yourself so you know if it’s the right choice for you. Consider the following. 1. Are you comfortable with pub food? Having some signature dishes can be good for any type of food establishment, but if you consider yourself a gourmet cook and love to service fancy dishes that are meant to be savored, a pub might not be the right choice for you. Pub patrons usually want finger foods that they can eat at the bar or while playing darts or billiards, or may be looking for casual dishes they can pair with a good beer. If you’re not comfortable with this type of menu, a pub may not be the right place for you. This type of food is also typically more affordable than other types of dishes, so be sure you’ve done the math as to your potential profit with this type of food before buying a pub. 2. Can you handle a rowdy, noisy crowd? While there is no reason to tolerate a crowd that is out of control in your pub, if you don’t like the sound of your patrons cheering during darts or at the television during a football match, a pub may not be your good fit. If you’re accustomed to a family-style restaurant or something that services professional businesspersons, then the pub atmosphere may be a surprise to you and you may find it somewhat uncomfortable. 3. Can you handle the paperwork and restrictions of a pub? A pub usually has more paperwork and restrictions than a family-style diner that doesn’t serve alcohol; there may be restrictions as to how late you can stay open, noise restrictions, and the like. You may find that you need to deal with added paperwork, licensing, and other such requirements when you own a pub. If you don’t like the business end of owning a restaurant, you might either consider hiring someone to handle this aspect […]

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Planning a romantic stay-cation in your city

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Date: August 21st 2015


If you have been dreaming about getting away for a romantic break with your sweetie, but find time and money are in short supply, here are some ways to have a romantic stay-cation in your own city on a limited budget. Choose a region you haven’t explored If you live in the suburbs, even spending a weekend in the Central Business District (CBD) can be an adventure. You can explore the culture, shopping and hidden features of your CBD at a more relaxed pace than you usually see as you hurry to work. Also, most large Australian cities are on the coast, so if you live inland, it can also be fun to have a break near the beach and spend your days walking along the beach and paddling in the water. You can also try heading inland for a tour of your local wine region or beautiful old growth forests. Try and locate interesting spots you haven’t explored within and hour or two’s drive of your home to maximise the time you can spend away from home. Find a bed and breakfast While you can stay at home for nothing, you’d be faced with the looming to do list and the dirty dishes in the sink. So find a bed and breakfast that has all the advantages of home without the disadvantages of your own home. Being able to sleep in a luxurious bed and come out to a beautiful, home cooked breakfast is a great indulgence and will put you in a fine mood for relaxation and romance. Bed and breakfasts are usually cheaper than a hotel, particularly when extras like parking and Wi-Fi are factored in. The hosts can often help you find little local attractions that are off the beaten track as well! Nix the devices If you are short on time and money, the best thing you can do to make sure this time is as special as possible is to make sure your attention is fully on the time you have together. Keep the devices to a minimum — try locking them up in the bed and breakfasts safe and only checking in once a day. If you need to have an emergency contact, you can always give the number of the bed and breakfast landline to the babysitter or other emergency contacts. Have a great time on your romantic stay-cation. No matter how […]

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About Me

I love to plan a special getaway on our wedding anniversary staying in a special hotel and being pampered. It's the one time of year that is just about me and my wife, and we can spend time reconnecting. It's a special way to appreciate all of the hard work my work does around the house during the year. If you like to plan a special romantic getway now and then, then this is a great site to read about how to make your getaways extra special and memorable. I have searched far and wide to find unique and special places to explore as a couple.

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