So, you are probably interested in traveling and seeing all the world has to offer. The good news is you don’t need to be a millionaire to do it; you just have to have a bit of knowledge on how to make your money go farther. Without further ado, let’s go over how to travel the world on a tight budget. First stay away from expensive countries.
There are several tips and suggestions for those who are traveling with their pets in tow, and deciding which tips and suggestions will work best for you and your situation will help you to have a better overall experience with your next trip. One of the most common areas of potential issue comes when traveling with a pet in the car.
The exact tips and helpful hints on how to best travel with your pet in the car will depend on the type of animal, but consider the following few tips for traveling with dogs in the car and adapt them to your pet if needed.
Get Ahead with To Do’s Before you head on your vacation, make a few goals on things you would like to get done before you leave. The idea is to get ahead at work or on errands at home so when you return you can gradually get back into the swing of things rather than being pushed underwater with the amount of work to do. Some things to think about doing before you leave could include cleaning the house, checking something on the car, getting next week’s reports finished, and emptying the fridge before you leave.
Take advantage of Wi-Fi hotspots in your travels to check your email, stay in contact with family and friends or to look up questions you may have about the country. When it comes to contacting people stick with email or Skype using those free Wi-Fi hotspots. If you do choose to use your phone make sure that it is unlocked and don’t make roaming calls with your plan as the international calling will cause you a fortune. Buy small sim cards in the street and use them to make calls at normal rates.
Proper planning for the trip with the pet included will likewise need to be made before embarking on the journey. Perhaps the most important preparation that will need to be made while traveling with a pet is to ensure that the hotels you are planning to stay at are pet friendly, as not all are.
Credit cards have large international fees and traveler’s checks have their own fees making both options poor choices. Check with your bank and probably shop around to find a bank that offers very small charges for taking cash out at foreign ATMs. You can keep a couple hundred dollars (of whatever currency you are using) on you and use your debit card to get more cash when you need it. The biggest part of travel is obviously the traveling part and that usually is done via air travel. Find the super cheap rates before purchasing.
First and foremost is that the animal will need proper nourishment and hydration throughout the journey, even during the long stretches in-between stops so securing a water and food bowl in the kennel with the animal will be an important step.
In addition, while it seems to be one of their favorite past times, owners should not allow their dog to stick their head out the windows while traveling at high speeds because the wind and particulates in the air have the ability to damage the dogs eyes, nose, and face. By following these few basic tips, a pet owner will be able to successfully and safely travel with their pet in tow.
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Universal Orlando Resort comes alive this spring with its Mardi Gras 2014 celebration, featuring 20 nights of electrifying concerts from the biggest names in music, coupled with the essence of the legendary Bayou bash.
On select nights Feb. 8 through May 31, guests will experience a “N’awlins”-inspired, family-friendly version of Mardi Gras at Universal Studios Florida. The celebration combines unmatched theme park entertainment with delectable Cajun cuisine, authentic New Orleans bands, an awe-inspiring parade and live concerts by some of today’s hottest artists.
This year’s powerhouse musical lineup features a diverse array of talent, from R&B superstar Robin Thicke, whose hit single “Blurred Lines” topped the Billboard chart for a near-record 12 weeks, to UK pop sensation The Wanted, who has sold nearly 10 million albums worldwide, to Latin idol Prince Royce, who reached number one on the U.S. Hot Latin Songs chart with “Corazón Sin Cara.” Also performing is rock band Daughtry, Grammy award-winning Hip Hop artist Nelly, and the classic rock group Foreigner, one of the best-selling bands of all time. For the complete line-up, see below.
Guests can also catch colorful beads by the handful during this year’s parade, which will feature 12 vibrant floats, including three new additions celebrating Jules Verne’s novel, “Around the World in Eighty Days.” All of the exquisitely detailed Mardi Gras floats are engineered by Blaine Kern Artists, the same company that has been hand-crafting floats for the iconic New Orleans celebration since 1947. Plus, guests can visit Universal Studios Florida’s very own French Quarter Courtyard to enjoy authentic Cajun cuisine and see performances by bands pulled straight from Bourbon Street.
The excitement of Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras celebration is included with admission to Universal Studios Florida, where partygoers can also join Optimus Prime in the fight to save Earth on TRANSFORMERS: The Ride – 3D or visit Springfield, home to The Simpsons, to take an intergalactic spin on Kang & Kodos’ Twirl ‘n’ Hurl. With an upgraded park-to-park ticket, guests will have the opportunity to visit Universal Orlando’s second theme park, Islands of Adventure, and enjoy award-winning attractions like: The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk Coaster and more.
In addition to two theme parks, Universal Orlando Resort is home to three on-site hotels: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel, Hard Rock Hotel and Loews Royal Pacific Resort, and a fourth on-site hotel, Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, opening March 31, 2014. And its entertainment complex, Universal CityWalk, offers some of the hottest, most recognizable entertainment experiences in the world.
For more information and a full concert listing, visit www.universalorlando.com/