NYC Hotels

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New York City is full of incredible hotels. From the iconic Waldorf Astoria to the modern and luxurious Four Seasons, NYC has it all. Here are our top 10 picks for hotels in NYC:

1) The Waldorf Astoria – You can’t get more luxurious than this. Located in Midtown Manhattan, this historic hotel was built in 1893 and has hosted countless famous guests over the years.

2) The Plaza Hotel – Located on 5th Avenue near Central Park, this iconic hotel was built in 1907 and has been a favorite among celebrities ever since.

3) The St. Regis Hotel – This luxury hotel is located in Midtown Manhattan, steps away from Bryant Park and Grand Central Terminal. It’s got a great location as well as some incredible amenities like a spa, restaurant and rooftop pool!

4) Le Parker Meridien – Another iconic New York City hotel! This one is located right next to Times Square with tons of shopping nearby as well as restaurants and nightlife options galore!

5) The InterContinental Barclay Hotel – This hotel is located near Times Square but also has great access to public transportation options so you can easily get around town without having to rent.

6. Mandarin Oriental: Another great choice for those who want a central location with easy access to Central Park and many major museums. The rooms are large and luxurious; there are several restaurants on-site; and transportation options abound nearby both within walking distance as well as by taxi or subway (there’s even an entrance directly from Times Square).

7. Essex House: A great value for those who want all the benefits of staying at a luxury hotel without having to pay too much extra money! This hotel is across from Central Park but not so close that you feel like you’re living on top of each other with other tourists who don’t mind paying more just because they think it means better service.

8. The Pod Hotel: This boutique hotel is located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and offers guests a unique experience with their pods. Each pod is essentially an entire room that has been made up of two beds, a bathroom, and even some kitchen appliances—all in the dimensions of a single bed!

9. The James New York Soho: This luxury hotel is located in the heart of Soho, just steps away from many shops and restaurants. It features amazing views from its rooftop pool and spa area as well as an impressive art collection by Damien Hirst (who also designed one of their rooms).

10.The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park Hotel & Spa.

Of course, there are many other great hotels in the city, and the best one for you will depend on your specific needs and preferences.

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NYC activities to keep you busy>>>>>>

Travel Hack Of the Day

Travel Hack Of the Day

Travel Hack Of the Day

Turn on ‘Private Browsing’ for cheaper flights online

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Airlines and travel sites can record your visits by installing cookies on your browser, which can cause the prices you’re shown to rise simply because you’ve searched for those flights before. This is to trick you into buying your flights sooner and encourage impulse buying, the cheeky beggars! Avoid it by switching to ‘Private Browsing’ whenever you book flights.

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Roll your clothes for more space.

a lot of people don’t know this but by rolling your clothing up, you can fit a lot more in one suitcase/bag so you don’t have travel with a lot of bags. No one like to pay that $35 luggage fee at the airport.

Google Translate is god sent in a foreign country

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A language barrier can put a damper on the best of spirits, so if you know the international country you’re traveling to uses a foreign language to communicate, do yourself a favour and download Google Translate. It lets you take photos of text in a different language and translate what it means in real time. Just like Google Maps, Google Translate works in airplane mode too.

Build your itinerary using Google Maps Trip Planner.

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This might be the greatest travel hack of all time. Did you know that there’s a FREE tool within Google Maps that you can use to create an entire itinerary for your next trip? It’s called Google Maps Trip Plannerand it’s incredible.

There are many ways to save money and make your travels more enjoyable. Here are a few ideas:

  1. Look for flights during off-peak times, such as midweek or late at night, which can often be cheaper.
  2. Consider alternative airports, as they may have lower landing fees and therefore lower airfares.
  3. Sign up for email alerts from airlines and travel websites. They often offer discounts and promotions to subscribers.
  4. Use fare comparison websites to find the best deal on flights.
  5. Book your flights and accommodations in advance to get the best prices.
  6. Consider alternative types of accommodations, such as vacation rentals, hostels, or home exchanges, which can be less expensive than hotels.
  7. Look for package deals that include flights, accommodations, and activities at a discounted price.
  8. Use a travel rewards credit card to earn points or miles that can be redeemed for flights, hotels, or other travel expenses.
  9. Pack light to avoid paying for checked baggage fees.
  10. Use public transportation or walk instead of taking taxis to save money on transportation costs.

 

Here are a few more hotel travel hacks that you may find helpful:

  1. Look for hotels that offer free perks like Wi-Fi, parking, or airport shuttle service. These amenities can add up and save you money.
  2. Use websites like Savieno.com, Hotels.com or Expedia to compare prices and find the best deals.
  3. Consider booking a hotel that offers a shuttle service to popular tourist destinations. This can save you money on transportation costs.
  4. If you’re a member of a loyalty program, make sure to use your points or rewards when booking a hotel. This can save you money or get you perks like free upgrades.
  5. Don’t be afraid to ask for a room upgrade. If you’re celebrating a special occasion or if the hotel isn’t very busy, you may be able to get a better room at no extra cost.
  6. If you’re staying at a hotel for an extended period of time, consider negotiating a lower rate with the hotel.
  7. Consider booking a hotel that offers a gym or pool. This can save you money on gym memberships or daily pool fees.

I hope these tips are helpful! Comment your best travel hacks below and share this post with a friend.

How To Plan The Best Vacation!

How To Plan The Best Vacation!

How do you plan a perfect vacation? Vacations are an important part of life, whether you realize it or not. Taking time off will refresh and reset your mind and body. everyone needs a vacation at least once a year whether it’s with friends or family. Planning for your vacation/ trip is very important as well, you want to make sure you get the most out of your time. Here’s few tips on How To Plan The Best Vacation!

How To Plan The Best Vacation!

Choosing the Best Time of the Year.   The first step in how to plan the best vacation is deciding what time of the year to choose. This is important depending where you are going because it may either be over-priced, cheap, or even over crowded. If you are planning your vacation on a budget, it’s best to plan it on a down season, you will get to save a lot more money on your flights, hotels and excursions. Based on Forbes ‘best months of the year for good vacations deals’ it Is January and September.

The time-periods right after kids head back to school and the official vacation season wraps up are best for travelers to score a deal. Flying in January can save 31 percent, and flying in September can save 25 percent, according to Hipmunk data. 72 percent of all 60 cities Hipmunk analyzed, had a “When to Go” date in either January or September.

Covid19 testing before travel before your travel date
It may be tedious or not as important as other pre-vacation errands, doing your Covid test one or two days before your vacation can save you a lot of stress and money. E.g. If you do the Covid test prior to vacation could be cheap or free but if you wait to do it at the airport, it can cost you $100-$300. The long line to wait on for test taking may even make you miss your flight. Most cities/ countries have free Covid testing sites for anyone to walk-in. Not sure where to go for a Covid test? Low or no-cost COVID-19 tests are available to everyone in the U.S., including the uninsured, at health centers and select pharmacies nationwide. Additional testing sites may be available in your area. Contact your health care provider or your state or local public health department for more information. Click here for more info.
Choosing the Best Location For Your Vacation
Choosing the best location for your vacation can be hard at times. The world is full of so many wonderful places to visit. The first thing to ask yourself is ‘What do I want? Relaxation or adventure? Both?’ This will help you narrow down where to spend your next destination. Communicating with family and friends is helpful but reaching out to other travelers or traveling forums may be a great option and resource. A good forum to use is Savieno Community Forum. Here people share everything from their travel experiences to tips and tricks for traveling. If you see a thread you like you can share or even private message other users. Other forums you can use as well is  Reddit.
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How to plan a vacation on a budget

We all know Vacations are not cheap, and that’s one of the major factors why a lot of people don’t take vacations. Here are a few ways to help you take at least one vacation per year. Traveling with friends or family can help you to reduce the cost of your vacation. For E.G: If you and two of your best friends booked a Hotel/ Airbnb that cost $1200, all you would have to pay is $400, because the cost is split between you guys. Excursions/activities tend to be much cheaper when a group of people books together.

If you don’t like traveling with friends/ family, then try and travel to countries that are very cheap to visit, here are a few of the cheapest countries to visit:

1. Cambodia, Cambodia is probably the cheapest country to visit in Southeast Asia.

2. Laos is another affordable Country in Southeast Asia, with its picture-perfect waterfalls scattered around the landscape.

3. Vietnam has the best street food with variety of locals delicious dishes that will barely cost you anything.

4. Columbia Located in the north of South America, Colombia is an underrated tourist destination. With breathtaking beaches, marine life on the coast, colorful architecture and historic villages inland, Colombia has something for everyone.

5. Guatemala is a geographically diverse and stunning country. Located just below Mexico, it is very close to the USA so you can find flights there for as cheap as 100 USD.

6. El Salvador is also one of the cheapest countries to visit in Central America. El Salvador is a small place known for its natural beauty. You can find big plates of local food for 3 USD. 

One of the best ways to save big on your vacation is to book everything in advance. You will spend way less on flights and hotels. Use Savieno.com you can save 50% or more on flights or hotels.

The Dark Side Of Hotels And Airbnbs That You Don’t Know About!

The Dark Side Of Hotels And Airbnbs That You Don’t Know About!

The Dark Side Of Hotels And Airbnbs.

Is the Hotel or Airbnb you are staying at really safe ? Little do people know, in their rooms there are predators lurking in the dark watching their every move. Normally, when someone stays at a hotel or Airbnb they tend to feel pretty safe and comfortable which they should…if only they knew there may be a creep on the other side watching. You would never even expect where these cameras are hiding. Creeps could plant them in plain sight like coffee makers, towel racks, bluetooth players, smoke detectors, vents and tv’s. These are only some places these predators may use. Normally guests would simply worry about if their hotel or Airbnb was thoroughly clean, like checking the sheets and wash room to make sure they’re not dirty but it would never occur to them to check for hidden cameras.

On December 12, 2019 kare11 reported: a Wisconsin principal saying, ” A group of our students attending an out-of-state conference in Minneapolis discovered hidden cameras in their hotel rooms”. Minneapolis police say they are investigating reports of some “recording devices” found in guest rooms at the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency. According to the Police Public Information Officer, John Elder, the investigation is open and active.

Elder said there is a report of electronic devices found in some guest rooms. In a letter to parents, the Madison, Wis. school district said students from Madison East reported finding cameras, informing parents of a police investigation. The letter indicated a hotel staff member had been placed on leave “as a precautionary measure,” but did not reveal the reason behind the leave.

It’s sad to say in this day and age we have to make sure we check our hotel rooms and Airbnbs thoroughly before we can relax and be comfortable. Here’s how to check for hidden cameras:

Use a Anti Spy Hidden Camera Detector to keep your privacy safe

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This a list of the most common places to locate indoor hidden cameras:

  • Smoke detectors
  • Air filter equipment
  • Books
  • Wall décor
  • Electrical outlets
  • Desk plants
  • Tissue boxes
  • Stuffed teddy bears (or other animals)
  • Couch cushions, tabletops, and shelves
  • DVD cases
  • Lava lamps
  • Digital TV boxes
  • Wall sockets
  • Hairdryer holders

Cnn Reported: About 1,600 people have been secretly filmed in motel rooms in South Korea, with the footage live-streamed online for paying customers to watch.

Two men have been arrested and another pair investigated in connection with the scandal, which involved 42 rooms in 30 accommodations in 10 cities around the country. Police said there was no indication the businesses were complicit in the scheme.

In South Korea, small hotels of the type involved in this case are generally referred to as motels or inns. The site had more than 4,000 members, 97 of whom paid a $44.95 monthly fee to access extra features, such as the ability to replay certain live streams.

There was even an instance in 2018 when a couple aboard a Carnival cruise ship found hidden Cameras pointed directly at their bed.

These are just a few of the predators that were caught. Make sure to check your accommodations for hidden cameras and report it to the proper authority so they can put a stop to these threats.

All in all, it doesn’t really matter if you stay at a low budget or high end hotel or airbnb because predators are everywhere. Feel free refer back to the safety measures listed above and travel safe 🙂

 

Top Trending Travel Destinations People Are Booking For 2022

Top Trending Travel Destinations People Are Booking For 2022

Top Trending Travel Destinations People Are Booking For 2022

In 2019-2021 the entire world came to a halt. Cities looked like ghost towns. Wearing masks and using crazy amounts of hand sanitizer was the new norm.

As we move in to 2022 a lot of countries and cities have removed their travel bans. Here are some Top Trending Travel Destinations People Are Booking For 2022

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Dubai

Dubai is home to some of the world’s grandest and most luxurious hotels, offering guests five-star experiences during their stay.

Tourists have a choice of staying in different areas of the emirate based on what it is they are after, which means a person could visit many times and still discover something new depending on where exactly they choose to lodge.

You could pick a waterfront hotel and wake up every day to golden sands or stay in Ras Al Khaimah to surround yourself with a breathtaking backdrop of rugged mountains and an awe-inspiring coastline.

Dubai’s myriad of hotels are definitely one of the top reasons it is so popular with tourists, both new and returning.

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Bali

There is no other place like Bali in this world. A magical blend of culture, people, nature, activities, weather, culinary delights, nightlife, and beautiful accommodation. Bali is rated as one of the best travel destinations in the world by countless websites, review portals, and travel magazines each year – for very good reasons. Whatever your age, background, budget or interest, there is something great for everyone to explore and discover. And that’s a promise.

FOUR TOP SIGHTS TO VISIT IN NASSAU BAHAMAS

FOUR TOP SIGHTS TO VISIT IN NASSAU BAHAMAS

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FOUR TOP SIGHTS TO VISIT IN NASSAU BAHAMAS

The Bahamas is a island that lies on the Island of New Providence, has a hilly landscape known for beaches and off shores. At Nassau, which is the capital city of Bahamas, you can bask at the pristine white sand beaches, turquoise water and have somewhere to watch the swimming pigs of Exuma. For some clue on the best places to visit while at this beautiful Caribbean Island, here are some places to consider first.

Atlantis Paradise

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Are you looking for an excellent place that provides the best sights for marine habitat? Visit Atlantis paradise island. This place has a luxurious hotel with an aquarium, water park and entertainment sections that give the best views for aquatic habitat. It has the largest outdoor aquarium globally. What more? Atlantis paradise offers one the opportunity to enjoy water rides over waves, and for animal lovers, you have a mesmerizing chance to swim with dolphins.

Cable Beach

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Located at Nassau, Cable Beach has resort lining along the coastline that provides a classic Caribbean Beach feeling you have never felt before. It has soft white sands that stretch to turquoise water. It is a perfect place to enjoy the sunshine and spend the day swimming in one of the clearest waters in the world.  

Ardastra Gardens and Wildlife conservation centre

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Need to take a break from the beach? Ardastra Gardens and wildlife conservation centre gives you four acres of Tropical Gardens to do just that. It’s called the home of the marching flamingos. Here, you will enjoy watching flamingos that march in well-organized formations. The garden specializes in conserving Caribbean species, including Bahama parrot and several iguana species. It is an excellent place to visit, especially if you have a family with little children, because they can spend time hand-feeding the friendly rainbow lorikeets as they bond.