The new season

Travel is something that people associate with freedom and getting away from the mundane work of everyday life. There is just something about the summer season that sends us into a mood during which we want to do nothing but travel. And while this is not possible for many, for others it is all we want to do.

This summer, even if you don’t think you can afford a vacation, do your best to see what the world has to offer. Many online hotel sites offer deals, because they know that this is the season that everyone wants to travel. You may think you can’t afford the time off work, or the money, but chances are you can.

Knowing where to look

As stated earlier, many travel sites, even the major ones, have deals to help people take advantage of the travel season. Many airlines, hotels, and cities work closely with one another in order to create a package that people are more likely to be able to afford. No matter your budget, there is likely a place in which you can find a travel deal that you can afford.

Everyone works hard and doesn’t think that they have time for a vacation. It is something that every human thinks, and it often prevents them from living their life to the fullest. Do yourself a favor, perform a quick web search and see if there are sites that allow you to find a vacation package that you can truly afford and enjoy.


The joy of travel

Part of what makes travel awesome is the ability to see new places and meet new people. Getting to travel is something that not everyone gets to enjoy, but those that do know that there is no substitute for seeing the world and staying in exotic locations.

Part of what makes travel so great is being able to stay in hotels. Hotels can be a great home away from home and show people what it really means to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Offering reasonable lodging at a reasonable price, hotels are the backbone of the travel industry.

Hotels for every occasion

Hotels allow people lodging in any environment, allowing people to immerse themselves in the culture of the city, while still having familiar lodging. Hotels offer a level of comfort and familiarity second to none, and the industry is only getting more advanced. A crucial part of travel, hotels have everything that people need in order to enjoy their time away from home.

As someone that has been a part of the hotel industry, I can say for a fact that hotels change the way in which people vacation. Now more and more chains are popping up around the world, allowing people not only to experience the familiarity of a hotel environment no matter where they are, but experiencing the same hotel worlds away.


Advancements in the hotel industry has allowed people to travel in ways never before imagined. Enjoy your next vacation in style.

Hotels today

Hotels today are much different than hotels in the past. And while they have always been a place where travelers could lay their head, they are much more advanced than ever.  Hotels now offer people the finest room at the right price no matter in the world they are.

As a former hotel manager, I know what it means to run a successful hotel, and people expect a higher level of service than was previously imagined. No matter where you travel, you will see familiar chains, which is part of the reason the hotel industry is as successful as it is today.

Part of the success

Part of the success of the hotel chains is their ability to pop up in virtually every country as well as the increasing popularity of travel. Studies have shown that people have a little more time off these days and a little bit more disposable income, making it easier for them to travel around the world.

The more people travel, the more they need lodging, and the more hotel chains can take advantage of this fact. Luckily for those that travel, the abundance of hotels means that people are able to take advantage of competition within the market.


The success of hotels is due large in part to people having more disposable income and willingness to travel. We have reached a golden age where hotels and travelers are both in a position to offer the best situation for one another through the art of travel.

The great debate

As someone that enjoys travel and seeing what the world has to offer, I have been to many festivals that serve adult beverages. And while I do not partake in great quantities, I enjoy discussing the finer points about libations and the reasons for which people have their drink of choice.

One of the greatest debates in the world of drinks it the debate between beer and cider. A great site called is one of the best sources and arguments for choosing cider over beer. And even though the idea of hard cider is relatively new historically speaking, it is quickly becoming one of the most popular drinks in the entire nation.

Which side are you on?

When talking to people about the debate, I have found that there are two very different and polarizing sides. Both beer and cider have artisan brewing companies that are innovating the way in which people enjoy drinks, and each side has its own way of explaining why they like what they like.

Think of the way in which you like to enjoy beverages, now think about which drinks you grew up with. I find that there are more fans of artisan beer than cider, but the cider lovers seem to be a more adventurous group, willing to try new things and drinks that may have not been popular previously. Either way, there are two different sides of the same coin, and both parties have something to offer.


Hard cider or beer? The answer is one that takes a great deal of thought and understanding how you derive your decision and having enough knowledge on both topics in order to make an informed decision. There is no doubt that the cider industry is sweeping the nation, and that beer lovers are quickly expanding their horizons into the world of cider.

In the future, we can expect a smaller divide between the groups that like cider and the groups that like beer. It’s all about giving cider the attention and exposure that it needs in order to become a prime competitor in the beverage market.

Hotel California

Everybody knows the famous American song “Hotel California”, but what many people don’t know is that California has one of the highest rates of tourism in the United States and the world, which means it also has one of the most successful tourism industries as well.

There is something about the great state of California that is alluring to people from all around the world. No matter what country anyone is from, they have probably heard of the glitz, glamor, and culture of the state. Perhaps what is more interesting is that the hotels in the state are more popular than some of the state’s most famous attractions.

A rich history

California’s main appeal is its history not only in a US sense, but worldwide. Home to Hollywood and the root of American celebrity culture, there is no doubt that the glamor of California is a product of diversity and travel to the state. Many that have come have never left, which is why there is such a demand for lodging and hotel culture.

No matter how or where you find yourself traveling to California, rest assured that it is the prime destination for travelers of all shapes and sizes and that once you get there you may never want to leave. As someone that is interested in judging the hotel business one a worldwide scale, I can safely say that California is one of the best cities in the world as far as hotels go.

Why hotels with pools are so expensive

Usually the first thing that anyone asks when booking a hotel is whether or not they have a pool. It is almost amazing that there still exist hotels and motels without, however there is a reason for this, and on that many people don’t think of.

Consider for a second the cost associated with having your own pool. Most families actually can’t afford it, and those that can will tell you that even the upkeep is nothing to smile about. However, there exists something known as a pool repair plantation, which services a number of pools in the area.

For example, one company in charge of swimming pool services, that might service an entire area, both commercially and residentially, which might not be available in all areas.

So what you get

Is a sort of divide between the areas where all hotels have pools, and other areas where no hotels have pools. Worse yet, you get areas where pools are so expensive to have in hotels, that the hotels that do are incredibly more expensive to stay at.

In this case, it is a product of pool and deck patio resurfacing where one company is either in charge of all the pools in hotels in the area, or if only a few have the money to contract to outside companies, which then means you must pay more for your stay. It is a tricky part about picking a hotel, but it is even trickier for hotels that want to attract customers.


When it comes to choosing the right hotel with a pool, there is really no way to tell whether or not it will be more expensive than those without unless you do a thorough research. In some cases, it simply depends on the area and the contract that they have with the local pool repair companies.

In order to effectively plan your vacation, it becomes essential to look at the finer points of what makes travel and hotels tick. In the event that you cannot find a hotel with a pool in your area, simply check in another city perhaps, but just as close to your destination and you might find what you are looking for.

Travel websites

There is a lot to consider when it comes to travel website. Where to go, what to do, where to stay, and many other questions loom before a booking is even made. Now of course only you can answer the first question, but the other ones can be left up to consideration. For example, how much money do you have to travel with?

Many people don’t understand that travel expenses usually make up a bulk of the entire vacation. However, there is a way to travel in style without breaking the bank. The way to do this is by checking out travel packages on select travel sites and finding one that fits your needs.

But there may be a drawback

The catch to a lot of these travel packages, which are oftentimes a great deal, is that concessions may need to be made. Many travel sites work with local hotels to try to expand the scope of tourism. So instead of staying in the city that you want, you may be staying in the next city over.

This is the give and take when it comes to figuring out where to travel. On one hand, you get a huge discount on the price and the ease of an all-inclusive package, but on the other, there may be limitations on where and when you are able to stay. Either way, finding out who to travel with is the best way to save money while also visiting your ideal travel destination.

Which travel site to choose

When it comes to choosing a travel site, there is a lot to consider. The first thing to consider, for most, is price. Finding a hotel in the desired destination for the right price is the first step in planning your trip. Although most sites are similar in price, make sure to check as many as possible in order to find the right one.

Secondly, check for availability. Not all sites have the same destinations, nor do they sponsor the same hotels. If you are familiar with the many hotels, this step should be pretty easy. However, if you are not familiar with all of the different hotels sponsored by the site, you may need to do some further research.

To be determined

Once you determine which is the best choice based on the above criteria, make sure to check online reviews for each site that you are considering. Sites like Yelp allow users to post reviews based on their experience with the site in question. And while these sites can be misleading at times, it gives you a good idea of what to expect.

Travel sites can be tricky and sometimes things get messed up. What is is important is finding a site with good reviews that offer the hotel you want at the price you want. At the end of the day, most of the sites are pretty similar, Finding the right one means doing your homework and being picky when it comes to your final choice.


Service with a smile

In today’s world of hospitality, it is safe to say that the differences in the way we experience hotels is much different than it was in the past. The main contributor to this phenomenon is the Internet, which has changed the way in which we live on virtually every front. Hotels, a staple in travel since their existence, is no exception.

Think of the last time you cracked a travel catalog before booking a vacation. There was a time when people looking to vacation would have to open a book, yes, an actual book in order to find the right hotel for the right price. Today, everything is done digitally, and it is easier than ever to find the right hotel.

But there’s a catch

The catch is that now that you have so many competing sites in the realm of hotel booking, that perhaps it becomes less about the hotels and more about how effective the site is at advertising. Anytime you are deal with Internet advertising, you have to wonder whether the consumer is the beneficiary or if the business is.

In order to navigate this difficult hotel selection, it is important to understand that online reviews are not the only things that should be considered. If possible, do the archaic task of actually calling hotels or reading travel brochures in order to find which hotel is best for you and your family. At the end of the day, the Internet is an important part of our lives, but there is more to the story.

The season is finally here

The long winter (at least where I’m from) has finally passed and given way to a beautiful spring, or as I like to call it, travel season. Now is the time to take your hard earned money from a long winter of working and go out and have fun! When choosing where to go and what to do, one of the first things should be choosing which hotel to sleep in.

To some, the hotel doesn’t matter. All they want is a roof over their head, some clean sheets, and maybe a television to watch if they get bored. But so much more goes into finding the right hotel than that.

Maximizing your stay

Now of course the first thing people look at when it comes to staying in hotels is price. Price can dictate how luxurious a hotel is, but it is not always the sole indicator of quality. Online reviews can help, but they are not always accurate, and sifting through bad reviews may be necessary.

From my experience, the best hotels are the ones that have a 3 or 3.5 star rating on sites. Why? Because these are the hotels that virtually anyone can afford, and even with the negative reviews, shows an overall positive experience.


3 star hotels are the best indicator of balancing price and quality. And while this may seem like setting the bar low, the fact is that many hotels with 5 star reviews are either super expensive and only a select few people could afford to review them at all.