Travel Recommendations For Northern India In Winter

Do you have plans of visiting northern India? Before going there, you have to consider these travel recommendations for northern India in winter.

Family Vacations: 10 Tips When Travelling by Car With Children

Traveling with children can be great if you plan ahead a little. Here are ten tips to help your car vacation go a lot easier.

Seven Tips For Travel Trips

We love taking trips, whether it’s a short road trip, or a longer trip by air to some distant exotic place. But all too often we fail to plan for our trip and the result is frustration and annoyance. Here are seven tips for your travel trips.

Cruise Holiday Tips For Smooth Sailing

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A Time To Unwind In An All Inclusive Family Resort

Making plans to fulfill your dream vacation with your kinfolks is a good idea. Realize your dream by choosing the best all inclusive family resort you can possibly look for.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

5 Factors to Consider When Planning a Wine Country Trip

5 Factors to Consider When Planning a Wine Country Trip

Would you like to take a trip to wine country? If you are a wine drinker, if you would like to learn more about the history of wine, or if you are just looking to have a good time, a wine country trip may be perfect for you.

When looking to plan a wine country trip, you will see that you have a number of different options. For that reason, there are a number of important factors that you will first want to take into consideration, before making your travel plans. These factors, when taken into consideration, can help to ensure that your next wine country trip is perfect.

Perhaps, the biggest factor to take into consideration, when looking to plan a wine country trip, is your intended destination. Did you know that there are a number of areas in the United States that are commonly referred to as wine country? These areas include parts of Northern California, Woodinville Washington, and the Finger Lakes Region of New York. Typically, when you examine wine country online, like when looking for lodging information or maps, you will find that wine country is used to describe the Napa Valley and Sonoma Valley regions of Northern California.

Your intended dates of travel should also be another factor to take into consideration. Did you know that wine country tours are increasing in popularity all across the country? They are. For that reason, you may want to carefully choose your travel dates. To see wine country in full swing, most recommend coming in late spring and summer; however, it is also important to remember that these months are peak seasons for wine country tourism. One of the easiest ways to avoid the crowds is to avoid Saturday tours.

Weather is another factor that you should take into consideration, when looking to plan a trip to wine country. As previously stated, wine country is often used to describe a number of locations that are known for their production of fine wine. While most wineries are open for visitors all year round, California is the best for tours. You may find limited activities during the wintertime when visiting the Finger Lakes Region of New York, Woodinville Washington, as well as other smaller wine country areas.

How you plan to get around is another one of the many factors that you will want to take into consideration. Since most wineries have wines for visitors to sample, you may end up with quite a bit of wine in your system at the end of the day. For that reason, you will want to seriously examine your method of travel. In California, there are a number of guided wine tours that provide you with transportation and some other areas have these tours as well. Another option is to have a member of your traveling party be the designated driver. This may not be fun, but it is safe.

The above mentioned factors are just a few of the many that you will want to take into consideration, when looking to plan a trip to wine country. Another one involves deciding which activities you would like to participate in, as well as which wineries you would like to visit. In wine country, especially in California, there are so many wine activities, events, and festivals for you to choose from.

Business Travel Tips For Nigerians This 2017

Business travel tips for Nigerians this 2017

Business travel is inevitable for most people in the Nigerian workforce. Aside from the fact that it contributes a lot to the economy and GDP of the country, it opens doors for the individual businessman or woman, opportunity seeker, and small scale business person or business owner.

In Nigeria, however, many companies view business travel simply as an expense and do not see the benefits that come from it. They, therefore, budget very little for it, making the trip in itself extremely tedious for the employee who gets the assignment to embark on the journey. The truth is, no matter the budget or destination, any Nigerian can survive a business trip by following certain rules. Jumia Travel offers five tips to aid Nigerians who regularly find themselves on the move for business.

Ensure you draft a packing list, and use it at all times

As a traveller, you already know what is essential to your trip and what is dispensable. However, before you set out on your journey, ensure you make a checklist where you include every item you will be travelling with, including personal documents and gadgets. This helps you remain organized and there is a very low risk of forgetting anything you need for the trip, or leaving it behind at your hotel. You really do not need to download an app or use software to do this; a pen and paper will suffice. Good thing is that once you make the list, you can always use it for every other business trip, only updating it where necessary.

Be punctual

Although some business trips might be impromptu, most are usually scheduled with ample time to make pre-arrangements. Do not leave your travel arrangements to the last minute and if the office is making the arrangements for you, ensure you follow up, making sure they keep you updated. Try and book your flight in advance. And on the day of the trip, get to the airport on time; check in on the way if you can, that way you limit every chance of missing your flight and dealing with the complications of a cancellation. Also ensure that you call ahead to notify the hotel and the car rental, and if you are being picked up by business partners at your destination, an early or scheduled arrival gives a good impression and hence a good start.

Make sure you keep your devices charging

When you are on the road, your devices should remain charged as they are what keeps you connected to your office and the contacts at your destination. Also, in this era of laptops and iPads, most of our information are stored as files on these gadgets. Charge these devices to full capacity before you set out on the trip, and even while on the trip, carry a travel charger and look out for ports where you can plug in and keep them charging. A great idea will be to pack a power bank which is very portable. Also, you can travel with extra batteries.

Stay on top of your expenses

When you are on business trip, usually your expenses are catered to by the office management. In most cases, there will be a budget while in other cases you would be asked to bring back a list of costs insured for reimbursement. Whatever the case, it is important to stay on top of your expenses. The office will not reimburse you for everything. Take a small jotter to record your expenses and ensure you write on the back of each receipt where you were or the reason for the expense. Keeping track of all your purchases and expenses will help you stick to your budget and will make writing a report easier.

Ignore the minibar and room service

The minibar poses a huge temptation for most business travellers as it is usually easy to just reach into the fridge and snack on something while working. But the thing about most minibars is that the price of the items in the minibar is highly inflated and never worth the convenience. Even the room service comes at an extra charge and also deprives you the chance to stretch your legs and drink in the ambiance of the hotel surroundings. The fact that you are on a business trip, does not mean you are confined to the hotel. Forget the minibar and room service, go out to local restaurants and stores far away from your hotel, mingle with others and explore in your free hours. Rather than spend more in the hotel, you will gain enriching experiences that you can share with your colleagues upon your return to the office.

5 Tips For Getting Back to Work After a Vacation

5 Tips For Getting Back to Work After a Vacation

The holidays are over and it’s time to return to work. Many of us have spent innumerable days waking up late, watching your favorite TV shows, and lounging at your favorite hotel with friends and family. We understand that transiting from vacation mode to work mode may not be something you look forward to, but whether you like it or not you have to return to work especially in this New Year. Here are 5 tips to help you return back to work after your vacation and get things done.

Organize your workspace

The possibility that your workstation will be messed up is very high. So, you should take out a few minutes to clean your workspace. You should remove idle items and open your emails which may have already piled up during your holiday period.

Make a prioritized list of tasks

The tasks waiting for some people as they return back to work may be inundating depending on the type of job you do. It is a New Year, you don’t have to overwork yourself. You should make a list of the things you want to do and ensure that you do each task at a time. If you don’t, you may only end up not completing your task.

Get rid of unnecessary distractions

What is preventing you from concentrating on your job? Social media or your phone? Some workers check their phones almost every minute. If any of these are distracting you, it is perhaps time to get rid of them. You can switch off your phone or block social media.

Ensure you take breaks

Since you just are just returning from work, it is possible for you to overwork yourself and not take breaks. This is perhaps because you have so much to do. Notwithstanding, you should know that you are just returning from vacation and it may arguably take time for your body to adjust to the workplace mode. So, always take whether you have a loaded schedule or not.

Deactivate your ‘out of office’ auto response

For workers who activate ‘out of office’ auto response, you should update it before you get overwhelmed by work. This is something that you may overlook but it is important so that you will not send the wrong message to those receiving your email. This is also the best time to review your email.