The best travel experience in my life

There's a lot of padding. Picture: Ryan Wright/Turnipseed...I try to never lose track of how lucky I am that my work as a travel writer introduces me to extraordinary locations, experiences and people. Never has this been more in focus than during a recent hot air balloon ride over the spectacular ancient temples of Bagan. Without a doubt it stands alone as the most incredible, breathtaking travel experience of my life.

There are over 2200 temples and pagodas on the plains of Bagan, most constructed between the 11th and 13th century, the final markers of what was once a thriving kingdom. The plains of Bagan are home to the largest concentration of religious buildings in the world and, in addition to the religious and spiritual significance, the region holds special meaning for archaeologists, historians, seismologists, architects, linguists and artists.

To say that there’s truly nothing like it in the world would be an understatement. Bagan is the place where travel dreams come true.

The sunrise hot air balloon rides are popular so it’s best to book well in advance, but last minute travellers need not despair as standby tickets are often available at a slightly reduced rate 48 hours before departure.

We (Vanessa was travelling with her husband Ryan Wright) were given strict instructions to be ready for pick up at 5.10am and, true to their word, our bus arrived right on time – no small feat considering the state of some roads and the tardy habits of travellers.

It was a special ride. The Canadian built wooden bus that picked us up was brought over in World War II for the purposes of transporting troops. At the end of the war, the cost of shipping all the buses back to Canada was prohibitive and so they were left behind. Today the fleet has been lovingly restored and they must be some of the most unique buses in the world!

After picking up some additional guests, we made our way to the launch field. The pilots introduced themselves and explained the basics of ballooning. They were warm, friendly and funny and set my nerves at ease.

The pilots divided us into groups to balance out the baskets and gave us complimentary baseball hats. These were souvenirs with a practical purpose, as dust can enter the balloon while it is filling and later drop down on the passengers (we never noticed any falling dust, but we were thrilled to have the souvenirs). It was fascinating to watch the balloons being prepared. From the metres upon metres of rippling silk to the roar of the fire, it was an incredibly intricate process to observe.

A few pointers for all the other anti-adventurist folks out there: There is no graceful way to get into a hot-air balloon basket. There are little grooves for your toes as you climb up the side but essentially you just tip in. Happily, there’s no chance of tipping out! The basket went up to my chest and its walls had very sturdy grips.

There’s also no chance of the basket swaying or shaking in the sky. It’s huge, weighs nearly 500 kilograms and is divided into different compartments to distribute the weight. The basket is also very comfortable – inside each little compartment is a padded bench in case you wanted to sit down and the sides and edges are also padded.

Just before our launch pilot Graeme noticed that a passenger was not well and seemed to be suffering from a panic attack. The decision was made that the man should not fly and the situation was handled with discretion. Then, before I even realised what had happened, we were off the ground. The earth just seemed to drop away from the hot air balloon. I honestly felt nothing when the ropes were released and we started to fly into the sky. Graeme reminded us to relax and release our iron grips (but that didn’t apply to me, I was already in my element!) He then proceeded to point out some of the best sights and photo opportunities, starting with the sunrise. Once the sun was up, the temples and pagodas were even more beautiful. Ranging from magnificent large complexes to tiny, crumbling structures, Graeme was keen to point out some of his personal favourites, as well as those buildings experiencing restoration work. Who knew that bamboo scaffolding could be so beautiful?

One of our most unique experiences was flying over a small pond so we could see our reflection in the water.

Graeme is one of the few pilots who does a 360 degree spin for a full panoramic view. It was spectacular.With the end of our flight approaching, Graeme pointed out some final sites to us, including a small village and farm area. He then reminded us of landing procedures and asked us to hold additional sightseeing questions while he concentrated on the landing. I really appreciated that he was so clear and focused on safety!

Our gentle landing went off without a hitch and we were soon back on solid land. A small group of souvenir sellers were on hand to greet us, but none were pushy. Clean, wet facecloths were handed around so we could refresh and remove dust. A circle of chairs was set up for us to enjoy a light breakfast, consisting of sparkling wine (or lemonade), croissants, banana bread, and sliced fruit (banana and papaya).

Hot air balloon rides are an incredible travel experience and I cannot think of a more exhilarating location to enjoy them than in Bagan. It was the most stunning travel experience of my life.

 

7 ways to write travel articles

1. Have a clear storyline

A trip is not a story in itself, it’s just a series of events. Some of these events will be interesting (you made it up Kilimanjaro!) and some will not (you arrived back at the airport on time*). As a writer, your first job is to decide on the particular story you want to tell, and the events which make up that story.

To see the kinds of stories that get published, look at the bold line of introductory copy (known as ‘standfirsts’ in the trade) of articles in papers, magazines and websites. Try writing the standfirst for your own story, and then use it as your brief.

2. Have a goal

Some trips have a physical objective (reaching the top of Kilimanjaro, crossing Costa Rica, seeing a tiger) that gives your article direction and purpose. The reader (hopefully) sticks with you because they want to know if you’ll achieve your goal.

But many trips don’t have an obvious goal; they are more about discovering a place, unpicking its history or meeting its people. In this case, create a personal goal to give your reader a sense of where you’re taking them. Sentences like “I wanted to discover…” or “I was keen to understand…” give readers an idea of what’s to come, instead of you simply plunging them into the unknown.

3. Edit your experience to fit your story

Stories have characters, dialogue, pace, plot, suspense, drama – they need shaping and organising to hold the reader’s attention. Once you know your storyline, gather the experiences that fit it – and dump the rest. Most travel articles will be 1,000 to 2,000 words: that’s only 10-20 paragraphs. You don’t have time for detours.

4. Write an irresistible first paragraph

You can start a travel article any way you like, as long as it grabs the reader’s attention. You can use drama, humour, dialogue, (or all three) – but those first sentences must grip like glue. Most travel articles start in media res – in the thick of the story – and then backtrack to explain how you happened to be in this situation.

5. Include dialogue

“Look! There! The lions are on the prowl,” whispered Joseph. Or: we could see the lions heading off hunting. Which sentence is more interesting to read? Dialogue brings a scene to life, gives personality to the people in your story, and allows you to convey important information in a punchy way. Whenever you travel, make notes of what people say and how they say it.

6. Show and tell

‘Showing’ and ‘telling’ are two everyday storytelling techniques you probably use without realising. Showing is when you slow down your writing and describe a scene in detail – what you saw, tasted, heard, felt: you are showing the reader the world through your eyes. Telling is simply moving the story along: ‘We returned to the tents for a well-earned rest’.

Articles typically switch repeatedly between the drama of ‘showing’ and the practical economy of ‘telling’: you need both.

7. Aim to entertain, not impress

Novice writers often try to pack their writing with literary phrases or recherché nomenclature (like that). Good writers tend more to follow Hemingway’s maxim: “My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way.” That doesn’t mean you can’t be playful and experimental: just don’t do it at the reader’s expense.

5 good Chinese food and you need to try

1. Dumplings – jiǎozi

You’ll find these bite-size, crescent-shaped parcels sold everywhere across the country, from tiny hole-in-the-walls at train stations to street stalls at lively public squares. Pinch your chopsticks over each piece and dip into a soy or chilli sauce, before sinking your teeth into the thin dough and soft meat and vegetable mix (usually pork and cabbage).

Plenty of hotels and tour groups organize dumpling-making classes for travellers, but you’ll be able to experience the real deal at a homestay. Traditionally, families would servejiǎozi to celebrate their recoveries from winter illnesses. To this day, creating jiǎozi makes for major family-bonding time, particularly in the run-up to big festivals such as Spring Festival.

2. Xi’an pancake – xian bing

Sometimes dry, but always delicious, this Chinese-Islamic snack originates from the eponymous city in central China. Flaked meat is loaded in between two thin discs of dough, accompanied with a handful of cabbage and flecks of fresh ginger, diced onions and a splash of Shaoxing rice wine and chilli oil.

One of the best places to grab a xian bing is from one of the (many) small stalls in the Muslim Quarter of Xi’an, the hub of the Muslim community, just west of the Bell Tower.

3. Beijing pancake – jianbing

This 2000-year-old snack is so popular in the capital that, for those on the go, it’s the one thing that’s worth the wait. First the batter is thinly spread out onto a hotplate, then various toppings, sauces and spices are generously sprinkled and dolloped on as the batter crunches and curves skywards.

Next, a smaller, golden sheet of crispy batter (bao cui) is placed inside, which crackles as the jianbing is folded up like a parcel and served.

4. Steamed buns – baozi

If you spot both locals and travellers swarming around puffs of billowing steam in the morning, there’s a good chance you’ve stumbled across a baozi stall – make sure you get in line.

A popular breakfast choice, baozi are served on bamboo steamer baskets, but you’ll only need one or two to keep you going. Made using thick dough, it has a fluffy yet heavier consistency than jiǎozi, and feels as if you’re biting into a warm roll. It’s the fillings, from red beans to seaweed to minced beef, that liven up this otherwise plain bun: as soon as your teeth reach the centre, the flavour bursts and ripples across your tongue.

5. Candied fruit on a stick – tánghúlu

If you’re in need of something sweet after a big dinner, the go-to Chinese treat is tánghúlu. Skewered fruits (grapes, hawthorns, strawberries) are doused in sweet syrup that crystallises and hardens. This candied treat was first created over 800 years ago but it’s still believed to help with digestion problems.

You’ll need to crunch through the hard coating of sugar first to get to the sweet burst of fruits inside. It also has a distinctive, lingering smell, so it’s best to try one first at Wangfujing Market, Beijing, before deciding whether you can handle the annual Tánghúlu Fair in Qingdao.

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The Importance of 4 X 4 Camping Accessories

Camping is usually not an easy thing especially when it comes to the planning of the different things that you need to do for you to be able to have a successful camping experience since there are very many details or nitty-gritty is that you need to handle for you to be able to have a successful camping terms of the equipment that you need during the camping and there are a lot of questions that you also need to hire especially when you’re going for 4 x 4 camping experience. People can definitely benefit in a very big way by having camping accessories available to them because they can help them to do things much faster and in an easier way as shall be seen in this article and that is the reason why, before moving out to go for the 4 x 4 camping experience, you need to have all the equipment that is necessary for you to be able to enjoy yourself while out on the camping grounds. This article is going to talk about the different kinds of accessories that are beneficial to you and you go for camping experience especially, a 4 x 4 camping experience and places can even get them.

Lighting is something that you need to consider when you’re going for 4 x 4 camping experience because without having this, you not be able to enjoy yourself because you cannot stay out in the dark all the time that is the reason why you need to have a source of light that you be able to provide light all through the camping experience. Some of the greatest sources of lighting for camping experience is led strip lighting what you need to know with adventure kings, these can be very great for you in terms of providing all the lights that you need.

Getting the best racing pit setup is another thing that you really need to consider when you’re going out for 4 x 4 camping experience because that is one of the things that you be able to enjoy very much. You also need to consider how can you get away with the family for less! Camping toilets are also other kinds of items that can be very beneficial in terms of accessories in helping you have an easy time or you’re out on the camping.

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Tips on How to Renew Your Passport Fast

When planning for an international holiday, a lot of us can sometimes be guilty of accidentally ignoring important information. It only requires a couple of moments to check in case your passport has expired or is about to, however, many men and women neglect to check until it is nearly too late. Getting an Expedited Passport renewal may save the day and literally save thousands of dollars which you have spent in your expected overseas trip.

Your expired passport is the easy section to renewing your passport quickly. You will have to turn in your expired passport. The bureau will punch a hole in your old passport to ensure it is invalid and they will return it to you at precisely the same time you get your passport. It ought to have originally been issued less than 15 years ago or else the renewal procedure won’t be accessible. If that’s the case, you would need to apply the same way you did for a first-time passport.

Another thing to bear in mind is that the passport should not be mutilated. This may be water damage to the pages and harm to the inside cover where your personal information and picture are. Regrettably, even if it is in poor condition then you will need to apply using the first-time passport procedure.

DS-82 program is your renewal application, and it may be completed online, or you could print a PDF version to it fill out. Be sure you fill in all the details regarding your passport. As you want your Expedited Passport renewal, assess the expedite box that demands an extra $60 fee to the US Department of State. Rather than waiting about six weeks to get routine processing, then it is going to hasten the procedure to up to 21 days.

Although you have a photograph on your old passport, they will still ask that you submit a current photograph that accurately reflects how that you look today. There are several different shops you can go to for passport-style photos.

When you are filling out the software you will see that The fee is $110. However, you will increase it to $170 to be an Expedited Passport. This payment will be directed to the US Department of State and it has to be paid by USPS money order or if you have a personal check.

If you want your passport ready in less than a week, look at employing an Expedited Passport firm. Some individuals also use these services when they are travelling in under three months. Although there are a few folks who can occasionally get an Expedited Passport in a week without hiring a service, there is no assurance from the US Department of State. There is no way to tell the number of weeks it will take. When you employ a reliable Expedited Passport service, they will assure you a specific time frame.

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What You Need To Know When Choosing Camping Generators

Camping generators come in different varieties. It is not so easy to find one among the many brands. You need to do research well to find a camping generator that eill make your camping trip amazing. Read on to know a few tips that can help you choose the best camping generators.

First, you need to put into consideration the size of the camping genrator. This will depend on how large your camping site is. Camping generators are of different sizes. Also,choosing camping generator that is of the right size so that the space will look clean and organized. It is advisable not to buy huge camping generators that use more space.

This is why you need to know the dimensions of your space to know the size of camping generator to buy. This way you will have enough space for comfort.Look for manufacturers’ specifications usually found on the product page. Websites have information on companies that manufacture camping generators. It is advisable to choose camping generators that have additional features. Put into consideration, the amount of energy used once you buy the camping generator.

The internet has made it easier to find different products. You will find all the different types of camping generators and the purpose they serve. Remember to read customer testimonials to be able to select the best camping generators, customers rarely lie when they have spent their money. Refferals are also a good source of information as word of mouth is the most trusted source of information. They will even provide you with a list of camping generators that are the best and which ones are not.

However, it is advisable to do your own investigation as preferences differ from one person to the next.
Also, it is important to have a budget. This will help you know limit your choices. Have a price limit to help you focus on camping generators that are within your budget. However, quality is of more importance than pricing. It is advisable to adjust your budget a little and get a camping generator that will cater to your needs.

To avoid encountering problems, it is advisable you choose a camping generator that has a warranty It is important to know the parts included in the warranty and how long it will last Camping generators need servicing when they break down. Get to know what the manufacturer offers in terms of service

Shop around to find great deals. You can do some window shopping on camping generators stores to help you identify your preferences.Check for any offers that are available to take advantage of the discounts offered Compare the features available and purchase one that best suits your requirements

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Best Tips for Ensuring a Great 420 Friendly Travel

Marijuana tourism is gaining momentum in many states in the US with legalization of its consumption in eight states. Explorers and travelers filled with adventure whose trip includes tours, hotel accommodations, and other cannabis-related experiences, there are favorable spots available. To ensure all is well when visiting, it is critical for the travelers to identify the different Marijuana friendly hotels as they are popular in many towns. To make it easier for travelers, hotels have gone a notch higher and defined their policies where they have publicly declared themselves as the best 420 friendly hotels. The sufficient information provided in many websites enable , many guests can find them and choose to rent either a single bud or breakfast accommodations to all marijuana-friendly guests.

The hotel guidelines enable, first-time Marijuana users have an opportunity to explore the hotel they prefer to settle in as many state laws have allowed both hotels and private rentals to decided either based on their policies to either admit guests who consume marijuana or not. It is critical to point the guests who are non-smokers are not affected profoundly, the hotels have provided many of the rooms with balcony and also have designated smoking areas. For all to be comfortable, additionally, in a bid to ensure there are little smoke and very little odor many 420 hotel properties advise their guests to buy a vaporizer pen as they are recommended to have very little smoke and a slight smell.

It is worth noting that everyone feels amazing to at last unwind and take a break from a hectic week at work, and what a better way than to enjoy what the best hotels have to offer, especially when it a 420 hotel that allows legal smoking of weed. Therefore, it is true to say that allowing any adult person to make their own decisions is the right way to go, especially when this involves their happiness and this is exactly what the best 420 travel companies try to achieve all the year round. Moreover, it is important to note the many medicinal qualities of weed, especially when it is recommended by a medical practitioner in a bid to try and alleviate pain to patients with painful ailments.

The great news is that for every lover of marijuana, they can easily visit their online platforms and search for the best cannabis travel services near them, where they will be assured of receiving great service and have a time of their lifetime. Last but not least, it amazingly notable that these hotels ensure that they employ highly skilled personnel, who are courteous and understand how best to serve all their clients, thereby ensuring that they provide them with the most amazing time of their lifetime.

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Benefits of Taking a Vacation

Vacation also means to be in a holiday; it mainly involves taking time away from regular activities and spending time on a place that is far from your usual residence. People who are planning to go to a vacation do find it difficult to plan for their trips. Planning for a trip is easy when done at the right time , however when one want to plan, and they have left with few days before travelling, then it becomes challenging and time consuming more so for overseeing travelers.

In this guide we will discuss the essential ways of planning a vacation trip to any destination around the world. The following are the reasons why taking a vacation is essential. First and foremost, taking a vacation lowers stress. Vacation does not only reduce stress to people but also improves the mental and physical health of those who took part in the vacation. In addition, taking vacation enable people to stay healthy as it improves their heart conditions. Researchers showed that taking an annual vacation could lower the chances of getting heart conditions. People who have certain mental disorders, need to be taken on regular vacations if they want to their mental health to improve.

Taking an annual vacation can result in better sleep. Researchers have revealed that taking regular holidays can lower the sleeping conditions such as loss of sleep and interruptions during sleep since that is brought by people daily activities such as working late night or listening or watching music video or movie late night; such conditions can be stopped by taking a vacation since during holidays , one is free form the daily activities hence they have more time to rest.

Besides, people who go on holidays tend to be happier than those who do not; holidays are believed to entertaining experiences that makes people have a good time and once the holiday is over, they tend to be happy when they remember the past events in the holiday. For people who find it difficult to plan for their holiday trip, the following guide will assist them in the planning process. First, you need to choose your preferred destination.

In addition, travelers need to have an itinerary which will guide them in the places that they need to visit according to their level of importance. Besides, you need to consider the number of people that you are going with on vacation. Since people have different interest and ideas, it is vital to sit down with the people that you will be going with to the vacation. Also, in order to have a memorable and enjoyable tour, it is vital to select a destination that offers the type of experiences that one needs. The other essential factor that one needs to pay attention to is the availability of flight and accommodation; to be on the safe side, you need to book earlier so as to avoid the last minute rush.

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The Tips On Having A Wonderful Vacation

Everyone wants to experience the different lifestyles abroad during the holiday season. When you have not figured out certain factors you can end up being bored despite being on a vacation. You should collect sufficient information about the place that you will spend your time at. The following are some of the ideas that you can use to have the best vacation according to Andrew M Berke.

Check Out For The Different Travel Agencies

Andy M Berke Insider Trading advises that the new visitors need to find the best travelling agencies for their travel needs. Hiring the travelling agencies ensures that you reserve your booking in advance and get the most ideal prices for your hotel bookings. Hiring the right company will ensure that you get the full information of your destination and spend less time in the search process.

Deeply Understand The Travel Agency

The best vacation does not end in employing the travel agent. You should be informed of the specific firm that you are considering for your journey. You should not here any company before verifying if they are genuine or not. According to Andrew M Berke Insider Tradingcompany you should ensure that you get the company that is known to offer the best services.

Book The Hotels Near Your Attraction Sites

You should ensure that you keep in touch with the travel agency to advise them on the places that you prefer. According to travel professionals Andrew M Berke, most of the locals can spot a visitor and you should ensure that you find more secure places for your stay. Booking the hotels near the major attraction sites ensures that you save on the amounts that you would have spent on the transport.

Consider The Needs Of Your Family

When you are travelling with the kids, you need to be more considerate of your journey. You should ensure that all the family members are able to have fun at the destination. You should identify the companies that make effort to ensure that your kids enjoy the vacation. The places that have the onsite nannies and camping tents are the best to ensure that your kids can be catered for.

You should ensure that as a tourist you conduct your research to identify the leading industries. You should weigh the different benefits of travelling in groups and travelling alone for the best journey. When going for the European destinations, you should check the best touring services such as the Andrew M Berke Insider Trading to guide you through the selection.

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Factors to Consider when Choosing a Car Rental Company.

We may find ourselves with the need of hiring a car. Various people go for rental cars because of different reasons. Some people go for the rental cars because they lack their own. The other circumstance is when the car you have cannot perform the task at hand. There are still some more reasons. There are very many companies in this line of business. Their quality of services is although not the same. The high number of the car hire companies makes it quite challenging to select the best car hire company. Choosing the best car rental company can be influenced by some factors.

These factors are as follows. The first factor is the experience. The higher the number of years in business of a car rental company the better the choice. When a company stays operational for many years; it implies that they satisfy their customers. These companies also have a wide variety of high-quality cars. This is one of the reasons why their services are convenient. Another factor to consider is the insurance and policy variety. When looking for a car rental company, make sure you choose the one that is insured. One of the major factors to consider when selecting a rental car company is the insurance.

Next is the reputation of a car rental company. One should always work with a car rental firm that has good reputation. There are various ways to learn about the reputation of a given company. The online testimonials and reviews are some of the sources. Also, convenience is the other thing to consider. Aasking about how convenient is a car rental is something that one should do before making the final decision. The whole process should be convenient. There is convenience with the action of booking for the vehicles online.

The other thing to bear in mind is the flexibility of a car rental company. A good thing about some car rental firms is that they have multiple dropping off location of the rental cars. The dropping location should be inexpensive and lenient as well. The customer care services is another factor that you should bear in mind. A good car rental firm is the one that provides good customer care services. The other thing to bear in mind is the presence of a wide variety of vehicles.

Finally, one should not that cheap is not the best choice always. Saving money is something that will all strive to do. This is why the cheap car rental companies get many clients. In the long run, these cheap companies might turn out to be quite expensive. Above are some of the things that one should consider before selecting a car rental company.

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Different Vacation Accommodation for Different People

You may wish to go out of the country for tour next holiday season. You may have settled on a particular time to be there. You only have to decide where you wish to stay while still there. You shall find many choices for accommodation these days. There are good and bad things about each place you may settle on.

A hostel will be ideal for a lone traveler, or a couple that is looking forward to an active holiday. As much as they are not the most famous, hostels are still the most affordable choice of accommodation there is. You can look at them as simplified versions of bed and breakfast places.

Closer inspection can reveal some that are well maintained. Hostels offer accommodation where you share a large room with other people, along with the bathroom and kitchen facilities. Others are not so designed. There are those who have individual sleeping rooms.
You have a choice of renting the beddings or coming with your own. This applies for the utensils as well. You can either cook there, or eat out.

You can also opt for a holiday home. This works for those that would have stayed in hostels but wanted a more private place. You simply have to buy food. The home has the rest of the things you need. You will find plenty of holiday homes across the world. Families tend to love the convenience they offer. This allows for enough space for everyone.

You may wish to stay in a secluded holiday home, or one with a pool. You will always get what you are looking for when you do so thoroughly. Expect to pay more for a holiday home than a hostel. You will in return get more for your money. You will enjoy access to all the amenities a home has to offer.

You can also stay at a hotel. They are the most common forms of accommodation for travelers going abroad. Those who opt for full board services have all their meals prepared for them. You also get bed and breakfast options where you have to arrange for the other meals. You also get self-catered ones where you have to make arrangements for all the meals. The choices are yours.

You have access to other services and facilities. If you have your children along for the holiday, a hotel id good for you. They always have many activities for them to do. This is how parents get to relax, and kids get to enjoy themselves fully. There is another option in adult hotels, where there is no chance of couples being disturbed as they enjoy themselves.

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Aspects To Consider When Selecting An Accommodation

Some individuals do travel a lot and others may like to go to vacation outside the country to view the sceneries, others may go to non-familiar places where they do not have friends or relatives. When choosing an accommodation ensure you consider some factors and choose one that best suits you.

Consideration of where you are going is important since it may be urban, costal or mountainous. Visiting a large city makes it easier to find a hotel compared to visiting the country side where the hotels are minimal and you will just have to get a home rental. Ensure your point of destination is safe, if you are home renting and the place is not safe then you should opt for a hotel and if the place is safe then you can stay.

Where you going to stay is greatly determined by the amount of money you have. Before you travel plan your budget so that you do not overspend. Probably people staying in the lodging do not want to have much money while others have a good amount to book a hotel or a home rental others may prefer to stay in a luxury hotel so they must be willing to pay a lot of money.

Evaluate which room is convenient for you and which meets your personal needs before choosing an accommodation. Some of the services offered in a hotel is dinning, laundry, toiletry, medical help and many others and in the home rentals they do offer homemade cakes, access to linen and towels and also wine, the lodging do not provide toiletry but do give out discounts on their activities.

The number people you travel will also have an impact with where you will stay. If you travelling alone you will find it is much cheaper to stay in a hostel, if you are with your friends and they want to have their own beds a hostel is still suitable for you. You might want to show a romantic gesture after travelling with your significant then upscale hotel is good for you or you may have travelled with your family and they all want to share the same space then having rental homes is best for you.

Knowing the local language of where you going gives you many options on where to stay compared to when you do not know the local language then you will have to stay in a hotel or hostel since most of the workers are multilingual. Some people prefer a peaceful environment and so the home rentals are best suited for them and some really love meeting new people then the hostels are good for them, where you stay totally depends on your personality.

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The Gains of Hiring a Certified Commercial Cleaning Company

If you own a commercial property and you are thinking of hiring a cleaning service, it is recommendable that you look for professional services. As a business owner, you understand the essence of keeping your property clean, and you need a cleaning service that will not disappoint you. A clean business environment is always inviting to clients because they perceive it as professional and they can get best services and products from it. Quacks are also available in the market, and they target unsuspecting clients who do not emphasize on hiring experts and thus, you must insist on checking the qualifications before you sign any contract. Here are the benefits of hiring professional commercial cleaning services.

Time is of the essence in most business activities, and therefore, a professional cleaning service will use the least time available to clean the business so that normal operation can resume. In business, time is crucial, and by spending time in cleaning, customers can shift to other similar businesses that are operational. Professional commercial cleaning services have the skills and experience to undertake cleaning such jobs within a short time.

The emergence of several cleaning services introduces competition for customers, and thus, a cleaning company must do its best to maintain its current clients and attract new ones. In a bid to do that, it enhances service quality and adopts a favorable pricing policy. A commercial cleaning service will offer the best service so that it maintains customer loyalty and you do not shift to a rival who seems to provide better services.

A popular trend among businesses is that they use their employees to perform cleaning jobs and this is quite demoralizing to the staff. If an employee is assigned to do what is not in his job scope, then it means that little time will be devoted to his area of specialization, and this reduces production. You can benefit from the use of advanced technology in cleaning because professional cleaners have modern cleaning equipment which takes a short time to do a perfect job.

The professional cleaning services understand the essence of your business operations, and thus, they would cause minimal or no interference at all in its processes. Thus, they have a flexible work schedule to accommodate the needs of your business. They can work at odd times such as early before the business opens or they can clean the premises when it closes.

The cleaning process involves various risks which are not avoidable. If damage to property or injury happens, the insurance company will compensate you for the loss. Therefore, you can have peace of mind as long as you have confirmed that the company is insured. You risk bearing the burden of paying for any damages to properties and injury to staff if you high an uninsured cleaning service.

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