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Three Tips To Remember When Boarding A Crewed Yacht Trip

Posted by on Jun 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Three Tips To Remember When Boarding A Crewed Yacht Trip

Any time that you want to book a trip that lets you see sights, enjoy excellent food and make the most of some beautiful time on the water, you will want to reach out to a company that can provide you a crewed charter trip. To make sure that you are ready for such a trip, you should follow some tips below that will be helpful. With this in mind, read on and take advantage of these guidelines, so that your crewed yacht trip is everything that you want it to be.  Tip #1: Be Mindful Of Your Shoes Once You Are Ready To Board The Ship In order to stay in line with yacht etiquette, you will need to be mindful of your apparel and dress code. One of the most important things to keep in mind is to take off your street shoes. The crewed yacht will have a place that you can store your shoes so that you can keep the deck clean. When aboard the yacht, you will either be required to go barefoot, wear socks or slippers, or put on a pair of approved deck shoes.  Tip #2: Allow For Some Wiggle Room In Your Itinerary  So you’ve booked your yacht travel in advance and are looking forward to getting going with the trip. While your itinerary is important, take a step back and make sure that you are allowing for some wiggle room in your itinerary. The reason for this is that these things can change for a number of reasons. Things like weather conditions or travel routes can cause you to change your itinerary, so make sure that you are flexible and prepared for anything.  Tip #3: Make Sure That You Are Tipping The Proper Amount When booking a crewed yacht, you will have to pay a set of fees that will include your travel, food, entertainment and more. There are a lot of people and positions on board that are working tirelessly to make your voyage an enjoyable one. For this reason, you should be sure that you tip them appropriately. As a rule of thumb, it is acceptable to tip between 10 and 20 percent of the fees that you paid to be apart of the cruise. Be mindful of this and set aside the money that will go toward this tip.  Keep these three tips in mind so that you get the most of your crewed yacht...

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Traveling In Style Across Europe: How You Can Rent Beach Villas And Other Luxury Lodgings

Posted by on Jul 10, 2015 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Traveling In Style Across Europe: How You Can Rent Beach Villas And Other Luxury Lodgings

There are dozens of ways you can experience Great Britain and Europe, among which are the many different lodging types. If you are on a tight budget, you can stay in a hostel or camp in a campground. More and more tourists, however, are opting for more luxurious settings and places to stay, and these vacation rentals are far more private than a hotel and much more personal than a hostel. Here is how you can rent everything from “castles” to beach villas and get a real taste of British and European coastal life. There Is an App for That Certain vacation home rental companies connect home and property owners to potential renters. The owners post their properties with details and pricing via company apps. The apps can be downloaded to your phone for free, and you can make a long-distance, overseas call to place your reservation, or you can book through the app. If you book through the app, follow- up with the owner to verify that your reservation was received. Vacation Property Websites and Real Estate Connections Separate from the apps on your smartphone that help you book lodgings internationally, there are websites and real estate agency connections in Britain and all across Europe that can connect you to owners and places you want to stay. You can browse and book beach villas that are more like private homes and farms close to the ocean, or you can book larger, castle-like homes perched on cliffs and overlooking the water. If you can swing it financially, there are even castles in the listings, which you can book for a minimum of two nights to as many nights, weeks or months that you want. The owners of these properties manage their maintenance and some even provide extra amenities such as grocery delivery and cook service. International Tourism Boards If you want to be certain that the place you are staying in is pleasant and clean, you can connect to international tourism boards and travel agencies. Both seasoned travel agents and the tourism boards have records of beach front properties and luxury lodgings that are legitimate, safe, healthy and clean. The tourism boards frequently keep records on any property owner that does not meet tourism and travel standards too, so if you are considering a property rental from one site, but want to perform a rental history check on the property and its owner, the tourism boards might have that information. (You may or may not be able to reserve a property through the tourism boards or travel agencies, depending on what country you are trying to...

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