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Should Your Wedding Party Use a Limo?

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Congrats! You’re getting married! Not only is this an exciting time in your life, but one filled with tons of planning. From the wedding cake, to the bride’s dress to your wedding party, there’s lots to think about in a short amount of time. You’ll also find that you’ll want to plan how your wedding party will get to your wedding service and reception. You can either have them drive separately, carpool or have a limo service pick them up. When looking at your options, you’ll most likely find that hiring a service such as Limousines in Perth by Perth Hummer is the best route to take as most of the hassle will be taken care of for you. Along with a lack of hassle, here are some great reasons why hiring a limo service for your wedding party is the right way to go.

Less worry, more fun

Having to worry about how all the most important guests are going to get to and from your wedding venues is a huge hassle and something that you shouldn’t be concerned with. But, as well all know, someone is always late, stuck in traffic or having car troubles, leading to a snowball effect of disasters. When you hire a limo service to transport everyone, all your worries disappear as you’ll only have to be concerned with the limo driver making it on time and not each and every car. Some will also just go with carpooling as their means to get to your wedding, but even then, risks are higher with a personal car then a service that regularly services their vehicles and keeps their maintenance in check.

No parking issues

Even if your venue has a large parking lot of some sort, if you’ve got more guests coming than parking spaces, you’ll find that there’s a big problem on your hands. You can easily tell later arrivals that they have to park down the street and elsewhere, but honestly who wants to walk a longer distance in high heels and a nice outfit? That’s not the way to start a wedding day. However, if your wedding party arrives in one large vehicle, you’ll find more spaces are left available for others, which in the end makes everyone happy.

You can drink and so can they

It is a well known fact that nerves can start to become a bit much on a wedding day, making it so that both the bride and groom have been known to drink a little bit to help take the edge away before the main ceremony. If your wedding party has taken part of this drinking and then is forced to drive themselves to the next venue for the wedding reception, you’re putting them at risk for a car accident. To be safe, it’s best to have them become passengers in another limo rather than drivers of their own vehicle. That way they can join in on the fun without having to closely monitor their drinking before driving.

As you can see from the few reasons above, hiring a limo is a great option. Not only will you not have to worry about your wedding party arriving to each venue on time, but you yourself will be able to relax knowing that everything is taken care of and that everyone is safe and sound. The last thing you need to do on your wedding day is stress about the little details, in fact, you should be in your own little world, enjoying what the day means for your future.

Is It Time for a Vacation?

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If the time has come for you to get away from the daily stresses that life can bring with it, where do you plan on going?

For many people looking for a little R&R, getting some time off can be the biggest challenge.

In a world today where millions of people are working extra hours, oftentimes for less pay than they may have made in the past, it can seem almost too difficult to work in some vacation time.

That said are you still determined to enjoy some vacation time before the year ends or at some point in 2017? If so put your thinking cap on now as to when and where.

Determine How Best to Plan Time Away

So that you can make your vacation as enjoyable as possible, remember these pointers:

  • Where are you going? – First and foremost, coming up with a destination or destinations is where you kick things off. Are you looking to stay closer to home or visit one or more foreign countries? If the choice is the latter, you certainly have myriad of selections to choose from. Whether those choices include you looking to find vacation packages to Brazil, heading to parts of Europe on hiking excursions, or possibly even taking a tour of some remote island or islands, zero-in on the location. From there, you can then break down prices as far as transportation (see more below), where to stay, what to do for entertainment etc.
  • Getting there – One of the bigger challenges you might find in front of you is how to get to your vacation destination or destinations. That said take the time to do some research on airlines, cruise ships, trains etc. Once you’ve done that, you will be better positioned to ultimately determine your mode or modes of transportation.
  • Where are you staying? Depending on your finances and how much you want to spend on accommodations, come to decisions on where to stay during your vacation. If you are looking to impress (or just live it up on your own), some nicer hotels and/or resorts would be your choices. If, however, you want to save some green, you can scale back and find hotels that are not only less expensive, but may even be closer to what you want to do and see. Keep in mind (just like airfares) that hotel and/or resort prices tend to fluctuate with the time of the year.

Will It Be an Active or Relaxing Vacation?

  • Activities or relaxation? – One of the notable choices you need to make when going on a vacation is what to do. Will it be a trip of exploring various neighborhoods, cultural exhibits and events, perhaps even getting truly active with hiking, zip-lining and more? On the other hand, will it be a vacation more conducive to lounging on a hammock or beach chair, kicking your shoes off in the sand, ending it all with a cold drink? In the best-case scenario, you mix things up, giving you a nice variety of seeing sites and still recharging your battery.
  • Planning for the next one – Once this vacation is in the record books, how soon until you figure on taking another one? While it might seem like rushing things, taking the time to think about the next vacation is good on several fronts. Most notably, you can already start saving up money, allowing that trip to be a little more stress-free where it concerns finances. You can also be better prepared in knowing maybe where you overspent on the most recent vacation, being a little more careful next time around.

Only you will typically know if the time is right for a vacation.

Whether you’ve been burning the midnight oil with work or school (perhaps both), the time will come when you need a recharge.

In doing so, make the most of your plans so that you can relax once you get to your destination.

So, where will you be taking your next vacation?

Where Will Your World Ventures Take You?

Where Will Your World Ventures Take You? How about Brazil?

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Traveling around the world does not have to be for just those with lots of money and/or those who have retired from the workforce.

Whether you have minimal monetary means and/or you work, you can still set aside money over time to make some trips around the globe.

That said it oftentimes comes down to some good handling of your finances, mapping out where you want to go in plenty of time, and making sure you have all your paperwork ready to roll (passport, visa, emergency contacts etc.).

So, where will your world ventures take you?

Seeing the Globe without Going Broke

While it may seem at times like jetting or cruising around the world is nothing short of a pipe dream, you can do it if you really put your mind to it.

For starters, where do you want to go?

Yes, some places have been in the news as of late for good things, others not so good.

Among the venues getting a lot of attention in recent weeks is Brazil.

With the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, countless people have flocked to this South American country of more than 200 million people, taking part in the world’s largest gathering of athletes.

In the event a Brazil vacation or other parts of the world are on your mind, here are a few things to follow up on:

     

  • Time of the year – If you are thinking a visit from the U.S. to Brazil is in order; remember that the weather is the opposite of that in the United States. Summer in the U.S. is wintertime in South America and vice-versa. While Brazil typically doesn’t experience the brutally cold weather America’s northeast and Midwest spots can get in wintertime here, the warmest months to journey to Brazil would be from around December to February. If you go in February, you have a week of festival time with the famed Brazilian Carnival. Given all the limelight Rio has gotten in recent weeks, it is sure to remain a hotspot for visitors to South America;
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  • Local conditions – Unfortunately, some parts of the world continue to be in chaos due to political upheaval and other issues. As a result, Americans are warned to shy away from such regions of the globe. While you may not have the time (or interest for that matter) in following the news from around the world, it is important that you do check with U.S. officials before jetting or cruising off to some far away destination. Checking with the U.S. State Department and/or the local U.S. embassies in any countries you are thinking about visiting is always a good idea. The number one goal of any trip (along with having fun) is making sure you stay safe;
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  • Getting the necessary time off – Whether you work or are retired, making sure you have the proper amount of time to get away is important. For example, a trip to Australia or some other far away destination really can’t be properly done in just a week’s time. You have to figure on losing a day’s time both coming and going due to air travel. With that in mind, always deduct two days from your travel and sightseeing schedule;
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  • Adjusting to local foods etc. – It is also important that you have a general idea of the foods you may be eating while traveling abroad. The last thing you want happening is having some kind of food poisoning or other serious reaction to food or drink while far away from home. If you want to play it safer to the vest, there are typically American fast-food and restaurants available in many countries. When it comes to drinking will traveling the globe, be sure to turn to bottled water and avoid lots of ice in your drinks. You also want to avoid drinking tap water, even while in your hotel room. While you can’t 100 percent safeguard yourself from picking up something while away from home, limit those chances by safe sanitary measures.

 

If a trip or trips around the world are in your near future, make sure you map things out well in advance.

Doing so will increase the chances of making it a journey to remember.

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