How to Book Affordable Luxury Adventure Travel

How to Book Affordable Luxury Adventure Travel

Affordable Luxury Adventure Travel – If there is one area of the travel market that has always been expensive and extremely difficult to book, it has been the luxury adventure travel market. Because everyone has their own definition of what both “luxury’ and “adventure” are, and how they combine, it can be difficult to put together a trip that makes everyone happy, and when you do, you find out that it can be very expensive indeed.

If you are looking for a way to book luxury adventure travel, then you have probably already tried piecing together a trip on your own. This can be a lot of fun and provide you with ideas for things to do, but it is also the most expensive way to book a trip. If you are trying to have the trip of your life and still stay within your budget, then you will have to find another way.

The travel membership market is one that continues to grow because of the many benefits that it has to offer. Travel membership organizations or clubs offer extremely good discounts on all types of travel, without annual fees or blackout days. This means that once you pay a one-time fee, you will have access to unlimited discounts on all types of vacations and that certainly includes luxury adventure travel. So, whether you want to ride zip lines in Costa Rica, go cycling in the Sierra Nevada, or ride the white waters, you will be able to find a great deal on a luxurious resort to go back to at the end of the day. Most people find that by joining a travel membership club that not only do they get discounts that make travelling cheaper, but that they also end up taking a lot more trips because booking is simply so much easier. …

Cheap Family Vacations Trips – Three Ideas

Cheap Family Vacations Trips - Three Ideas

Cheap Family Vacations Trips – The current economic situation has most families re-examining their spending habits, and many are thinking about ways to take cheap family vacations. In the past families took pride in paying for over the top vacations whether they could afford them or not. Many times these were financed using their credit cards. Now, families are finding that they have to be a lot more practical in their spending habits. The challenge for them is to find ways to entertain their children and their families cheaply, while still having a great time.

One issue parents may have is feeling like they are failing their children by not having quality vacation experiences when they plan cheap family vacations. Actually, a cheaper vacation can be just as nice, and can be helpful to their children in a lot of ways. First, they can teach their children that there are some instances where money doesn’t equal quality time. Children can learn that they can have a quality good time by doing something special with the family and that there doesn’t have to have a large price tag attached to it. The children will also learn how to endure challenging times in life.

Having said that, one idea that you can use for keeping vacations cheaper, is to drive to a nearby attraction. If you live nearby a beach, you can simply drive them to the beach for a day there. You can pack lunch fixings, or you can bring a grill. The children will love frolicking on the beach and the family can do things like play frisbee, volleyball, or take a nice swim. The grownups can read a nice book or bring along any portable hobbies that they might have. This is a very fun and relaxing vacation to have.

Other cheap family vacations that you can try, is to drive to a local national park. Just about every state has a national park. These are wonderful places to go hiking, or to go fishing or even camping overnight. The kids can play in the fresh air. Again, you can bring your own food and supplies to save money on eating out. You can make an event out of fishing and then eating the catch for lunch or for dinner.

The third cheap vacation idea is to plan a fun day right in the town or the city that you live in. Many people pass by interesting tourist attractions or shops in their town, and ignore them. You can make an event out of viewing your town from the perspective of a tourist, and not as a local. You and your family might find a new and fresh perspective for the town that you live in. It’s amazing how a change in perspective can turn things around and make the town that you live in brand new. Best of all, you won’t have to worry about staying in a hotel, because you can go back home when you are …

Family Fun Vacations – Theme Parks Are Not Just For Kids

Family fun vacations are often thought of to mean going to amusement parks or theme parks, such as Six Flags or Disneyland. Although these are great destinations for families with children and teens, adults can enjoy them too.

Family Fun Vacations - Theme Parks Are Not Just For Kids

Many theme parks have areas specifically designed to appeal to different age groups. A lot of these parks also cater to the adults and those who are not as physically fit as the kids.

A popular theme park that incorporates a little something for everyone is Cedar Point, which is a huge roller coaster park in Sandusky, Ohio, USA. For so many young people who are crazy for coasters, this is their fantasy vacation destination. However, even if you don’t enjoy riding roller coasters, or are physically unable to ride, this park is still a lot of fun.

Since families come in all shapes and sizes, a good theme park will offer something for everyone. Enjoy the pre-school fairy tale themed areas, the dare-devil high voltage coasters, or take in a stage show in the air-conditioned theater. Grandparents will have fun watching the older kids ride the extreme rides. Also, for those seniors who are willing and able, they can enjoy the rides with the grandkids.

Many amusement parks and theme parks are often associated with some lower cost places to stay onsite or nearby. Consider staying at a K-O-A campground, or renting a camper; many parks offer low cost areas and hookups for you to stay. This is a very family friendly option because of the proximity to the action. Older members of the family can take a break and go back to the room or camper for a rest during the day. Or, if a little one needs a nap, it is easier to be closer to your home-away-from-home. Split up into groups and let the die-hard adventurers in your group stay at the park while the others take a rest for a few hours. Re-group at a meeting place for dinner and evening fun.

Being able to break up the day can refresh some family members. When they return to meet up with the rest of the family, they will be renewed and everyone will have a better time. So, go ahead and enjoy those family fun vacations together! …

Become a Travel Agent for Massive Savings

Become a Travel Agent for Massive Savings

So, I admit, I am a member of an e-commerce travel company. But this article is not about selling you on a home-based business; it’s all about you becoming your own travel agent. Believe it or not, even if you never sign up one person in this company, you can win financially in amazing ways, regardless! For less than $1,000, you can own your own turnkey travel business, receive quick travel agent training, and become an independent, credentialed agent with all the terrific benefits that offers. And what are some of those benefits?

First, FAM or “familiarization” trips are offered by tour companies, hotels, convention and visitor bureaus, airlines and cruise lines. The purpose of these trips is to familiarize the agent with the cruise line, hotel, or tour company. Of course, the particular company is hoping you will send future travelers their way. The great thing about these FAM trips, sometimes called member trips, is that they are so easy to access. Once you become an agent you are able to take one of these FAM trips immediately. These trips are extremely discounted, and can save you up to 80% on land trips and 70% on cruises. Obviously, this is more than worth it. Here are a few random examples of some of the member trips that you can take advantage of:

  • 4 Days Jamaica Vacation for only $234.00
  • 4 Days to Cozumel, Mexico only $181.00
  • 4 Days to Cancun Mexico Vacation, $230.00
  • 6 Days Caribbean Cruise for only $285.00
  • Myrtle Beach golf vacation for 3 nights: $359.00
  • 7 Days to Spain: Madrid, Cordova and Seville. From $990 for agents; $1090 for spouses/companions.
  • Disney World 3 Days/ 4 Nights, only $335.00. The kids will love this one…

(Many of these quotes cover hotels, transfers, sightseeing, and at least two daily meals).

Second, on top of the discounts, earn Travel Agent commissions on your personal travel, as well as the travel of your clients. Book any travel on your own site or point friends/family to it and you get cash back. Yes, you heard me right.

Third, enjoy sometimes being treated like royalty when traveling as an agent. Even the governments of some nations offer the red-carpet treatment to agents. This is because politicians realize the huge benefits tourism dollars can bring to their economy. So, don’t feel as if you owe them the world. You’re helping them too.

Fourth, enjoy tax advantages for running a business. According to the IRS, deductible expenses related to business travel are the normal and necessary expenses of traveling to perform your business, job, or profession. When you become a travel agent, you make traveling your business. Deducting travel expenses from your income before paying taxes means huge savings. The average American traveler that spends $3,000 a year on travel must earn $4,500 before taxes. For the travel professional that owns his or her own business, their income is not taxed until after travel expenses are deducted. This could equate to a 50% savings …

Best Luxury Summer Family Vacations – Can You Get Luxury Trips on a Budget?

Best Luxury Summer Family Vacations - Can You Get Luxury Trips on a Budget?

Best Luxury Summer Family Vacations – Over the past few years as the economy has tightened, many families have put aside their vacation plans in order to stick to their budget. But now that things appear to be getting a little easier, many people are getting back into the vacation market again. But, can you actually book luxury trips on a budget and get to go where you want?

If you were to book your entire trip by going directly to the airline and the hotel, you would find that you probably couldn’t afford to go. This is, by far, the worst way to book any trip. You could also go to some of the online travel agents, but they aren’t a lot cheaper. You might end up with a pretty good price but find out that there is no availability at all.

The best way to get luxury trips on a budget is to join a travel membership club. These clubs have access to some of the highest end resorts in the world and they allow you to book without respect for black-out dates or holidays. Essentially, they have bought access to unused timeshare vacation properties all over the world that you can get for a fraction of the cost.

Luxury trips on a budget are possible if you know how to shop, and this is the way that a lot of people are going about finding the best possible vacation for the least amount of money. The resorts are four or five star, and they are located all over the world, from mountains to beaches, remote areas to large cities. No matter what you are looking for, you will find that not only can you get the availability that you want, but you can get it at a price that is cheaper than you ever would have imagined. …