Ski-in, ski-out vacation home rentals are popular with skiers, and for good reason. These accommodations are convenient for those who love skiing, as their location right on the mountain allows for easy access to the slopes. Rather than driving to the resort, looking for parking, then walking to the lifts, vacation rentals with ski-in ski-out access allow skiers to go straight from their lodging and directly onto the slopes.
Most resort areas have a variety of different rentals to choose from, with many being touted as ski-in ski-out, but they may differ in how far they are from the slopes. It may be worth it to the renter to know exactly where these homes are located to get a better idea of how easy it will be to access the ski slopes. Some lodging is located directly on the slopes, making them the best choice for those who plan on skiing frequently through their stay and do not want to deal with the hassle of driving. Other lodging can often be found slightly further away from the slopes, but still within walking distance of the ski lifts.
Vacation home rentals can also be a practical way to save money. Although it may seem as if staying directly on the slopes would be more expensive, and while this can be true in many cases, there are also many ways to save. When going with a group of people, a larger vacation home becomes a much better deal as opposed to everyone staying two to a room in a hotel. Similarly, there is money to be saved on food, as most vacation homes have a kitchen. Picking up some groceries and eating most meals in as opposed to going out to eat at restaurants saves a substantial amount of money in the long run.
There is also the convenience aspect of staying in a vacation rental right on the slopes. Staying so close means eliminating many time-wasters, allowing skiers to make the most out of their precious vacation time. Traffic to and from the resort is no longer an issue, and guests can be first in line at the lift. It is also easier to take a break during the day and return to the slopes. Those who stay in rents directly on the slopes can also easily access all that the resort has to offer, including shopping, restaurants and bars, without having to worry about driving somewhere at the end of the night. …
" I wish I had ____ with me." You fill in the blank. How many times have you been offsite, meeting with a client, only to discover you were missing a form or a brochure that would have helped you wrap up a discussion?
Whether you are in sales, real estate, consulting or a variety of other jobs, travel is usually involved. Even when you spend most of your day in an office, you still have to travel back and forth, often bringing work with you, or you might be meeting a client for lunch, and have that, "I wish I had … " comment running through your mind.
Here are some basics that would benefit everyone.
Front Seat Calendar: Since everyone is now reachable at any time by cell phone, you would want to have a calendar handy, whether paper or electronic. If you use an electronic calendar but are not syncing with your PDA, then you can periodically print out a monthly calendar and carry that with you.
Notepad: If you have to pull over for an extended talk with a client, you want to make notes on the conversation. Do not count on storing everything in your head for later. Write it down now.
Index Cards: Carry these with you at all times. They can go in your shirt pocket, purse, briefcase, and car. Whenever something comes up that you need to do or want to remember, write it down on an index card. When you get back to the office, staple that to a full sheet of paper and place it in your Daily Action file.
Mileage Log: If you have it close at hand, you will be more likely to remember to record the miles traveled. It is so much harder to do this once a month or to recreate the data at the end of a tax year.
CDs : If you want to make good use of all the travel time, this is an opportunity to listen to recorded business books or to conference break-out sessions. On the other hand, if it is advantageous for you to relax before meeting or while headed home, pick some music that unwinds you.
To store these materials, you might consider an auto organizer with multiple compartments, one that ties over the headrest and sits against the passenger seat. It provides easy access. When you have a passenger, you simply move it around so that it hangs in the back of the seat, still within reach.
Have a zippered plastic case for extra pens, pencils, and other basic desk supplies. You do not want all of these to be loose in case of sudden stops where they could become flying projectiles.
Back Seat Casual Reading: Have a folder of materials handy to grab any time you have unplanned open time-stopped traffic or arriving early for an appointment. It will allow you to effectively utilize your time while you wait, and in turn will lower the potential stress …
So you've been fantasizing about renting a villa in Italy … or Greece … or Spain … But how do you turn that dream into a reality? It's easier than you think. Here's my step-by-step guide to making sure that ultimate dream vacation does not disappear in a puff of smoke!
1. Plan Ahead. Way Ahead. The first thing to understand is that renting a villa is not a spur of the moment decision. Most European villas are now booking up nine months or a year in advance, which means that if you call in a month before your departure date, you'll be stuck with whatever you can get– if anything. So get out your calendar ASAP and mark off the month when you think you'd like to travel (your trip does not have to be this long, but starting with flexible dates is the best). The good news about booking this far in advance is that you have a lot of time to plan– so you can arrange all of those special little details in advance. You'll also have plenty of opportunity to dream about the adventures ahead!
2. The More the Merrier – And Cheaper! Having more people in your party will enable you to rent a larger, more private estate, and will also reduce individual costs. A good, convenient group size would be anywhere from six to twelve people. This step is often the most difficult, as you struggle with deciding who to ask … and then try to get them to "commit!" My recommendation: Make a list of friends and family and order them according to shared interests such as outdoor activities, architecture and museums, cooking, etc. Ask the first six or eight people on your list if they would like to join you for a "two-week Italian vacation in June of 2007." Make it clear that each person has only so much time to decide– for sure. If, at the end of that time period, they are still wavering, thank them politely and move on down your list.
3. Plan Your Budget. Once you have your travel companions together, you'll need to find out about how much each person expects to spend. Most of your companions probably will not know how much to expect to pay, you may want to research some basic costs like airfare to Europe (book your flights after booking a villa), the exchange rate from dollars to Euros, and the cost of renting a mid-range villa. Try to get an idea about how many people are willing to pay for their accommodations. If anyone's budget is far below (or above) the group average, you may want to talk to them about either changing their expectations or opting out. It is also a good idea to collect some sort of "deposit" at this point to ensure that there are no last-minute dropouts after you've booked!
4. Let Your Interests Determine the Location– not the other way around. Trust me, you'll have more …
Skiing is one of the most enjoyable outdoor activities you can spend with your loved ones. Known for its magnificent location, Courchevel 1850 is one skiing place you should dare not miss. Courchevel 1850 is a very popular skiing area seen in the Savioe region of the French Alps, part of the Les Trois Vallées, and considered as the largest skiing destination all over the world.
With its well-organized ski-lift system, plus the abundance of pistes and snow cannons, Courchevel is undoubtedly one tourist destination that guarantees the ultimate skiing experience. To further enhance the trip, Villazzo came up with the VillaHotels that offer guests the most luxurious accommodation and the highest level of service.
To have the best and the finest views in Courchevel 1850, VillaHotel L’Etiole is one fairytale chalet that commands the most visually-stimulating sites throughout this skiing paradise. The villa is strategically-built in the immaculate mountains of the Trois Vallées, giving its guests the most splendid views of the pistes. With its comfortable and timeless all-wood interiors, this VillaHotel offers peace and solace that guests need after a long day of skiing. For that après-ski relaxation, the open log fire is perfect for a warm and cozy atmosphere. The three double bedrooms of VillaHotel L’Etoile offer the most stunning panoramas of the mountains, enough to keep the guests totally relaxed and comfortable. Experiencing the exciting nightlife in Courchevel 1850 can be arranged by the ever-reliable VillaHotel concierge who is ever ready to arrange reservations at the most excellent Michelin star restaurants, bars, and fashionable clubs.
You also have the option to enjoy the serenity and the most spectacular views of the ski slopes by staying at the VillaHotel Jade. Built in typical chalet style with wrap-around balconies, VillaHotel Jade features large and open-floor plan that consists of game rooms, a library, a dining room, a lounge, and a cinema. After spending hours on the ski slopes, guests can find comfort in the sauna, steam shower, and Jacuzzi, or choose to unwind at the VillaHotel’s entertainment room. Because of the villa’s very soothing ambiance, VillaHotel Jade is certainly one place that creates an atmosphere of social existence, utmost luxury, and unique style.
For that ultimate once-in-a-lifetime skiing experience, stay in one of the most exclusive Villazzo VillaHotels in Courchevel.…
The number of tourism properties in Penang has shown an upsurge trend since 2008 as a result of the increase of tourist's arrival to Penang. Penang, also known as Pulau Pinang, Pearl of Orient, Silicon Island of the Worlds, encompasses an island and mainland, with a total land area of 293km2 and 738km2 respectively. Penang with a mix of beachfront, hillside residential living ad city heritage, has been elected as an excellent choice of live, work, study and play. Penang was ranked 8th in ECA International's Most Livable & Workable City in Asia.
What are the top 3 attractions for investors to own a vacation property in Penang? We may focus on the beachfront, city heritage and industrial zone.
Penang welcome a large number of visitors every year, many of them are foreigners, who visit the island for business and or / leisure. One of their favorite hangouts without debate is Penang's tourism precinct. North-east coastline appears to be the most renovated tourism precinct in Penang which resides many worldnamed hotels such as Shangri-la Rasa Sayang, Golden Sands Resort, Hard Rock Hotel and so forth.
This precinct is also a favorite area for visitors to invest or own a piece of land in this beautiful island. Several new luxurious condominiums are located in the northeast district were transacted at prices of above RM1200 per square foot. On average however, the prices per square foot of condominiums at north-east district are in the range of RM500-RM800 per square foot.
Following the crowning of UNESCO World Heritage site, Penang has seen an accelerating demand towards the property in the historic city of George Town. The city has a remarkable assemblage of momentous architecture representing the cultural heritage of Penang's various ethnicities: Malays, Chinese, Indians, Siamese, Burmese, Achehnese, Arabs and Europeans. George Town, under the UNESCO World Heritage site, has been appointed into Core and Buffer Zones.
It is observed that pre-war heritage property is in strong demand given its perceived immunity potential capital appreciation. The demand is from both local and foreign investors. Due to limited supply of good listings, the market apparently has more buyers than sellers. The average price per square foot of pre-war heritage properties in Goerge Town started to soar after 1999. The CAGR (1999-2013) of pre-war properties averaged per square foot was 12.7%. The demand for the pre-war heritage properties seems pretty strong despite economic uncertainty.
The manufacturing sector continues to be the key engines for the growth of Penang's economy. Thus, the property in Bayan Lepas Industrial Zone has always received encouraging demands from the locals as well as expatriates working in Bayan Lepas Industrial area. With the commencement of the Penang Second Bridge on 01 Mar 2014, the bridge provides an interconnection between the Bayan Lepas Industrial Zones (via Batu Maung) and the Batu Kawan, new neighborhood and industrial park on the mainland (District of Seberang Perai Selatan). Ikea, a famed Swedish home furnishing store is planning to open …
Vacations can be a really good way to unwind and relax. If you have been working for too long and just need to get away for a relaxing holiday or break You can go for a vacation with your whole family or with your best friends or along with your partner for a romantic break.
When planning a vacation you will have to decide how long you want to go for. Some times if you stay some where for to long you may find yourself getting homesick. Whether you take a short vacation for just a few days or a long break of a few weeks you will want to somewhere to stay, bed and breakfasts sometimes sometimes provide a perfect solution to your accommodation problems.
There are hundreds of different and wonderful places to visit all around the world and you can always find a bed and breakfast house to stay at. Most bed and breakfasts are only minutes away from any local attractions making them ideal places to stay.
It is essential that if you go for a vacation or trip during the peak holiday season it is a good idea to make all your bookings in advance. In general bed and breakfast houses prefer it if you book in advance, you can usually find a listing of guest houses in a specific area by doing a internet search. There are many hotels and guest houses with websites allowing you to view the room and costs before making an inquiry. Most bed and breakfasts are unique places to stay and they always have a warm friendly atmosphere.
Often old historical buildings are used as guest houses and each building has its own fascinating story, many are listed buildings which have been restored over time. If you stay at a historical building for a bed and breakfast you will often find that they family run and the owners will be happy to tell you about the buildings history.
Rooms at bed and breakfasts are usually attractively decorated in a warm colors and come complete with your own private bathroom, phone and color television and vary in price.
Bed and breakfast guest houses often have rules such as you must be in your room by a certain time and breakfast will be served at a specific time in the morning. Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day and it is not uncommon to get served a delicious full English breakfast with a hot drink.
Tourism is growing worldwide and vacations and today room prices are becoming more and more reasonable than ever before. …
When you start to plan a ski vacation, you can quickly find a generous range of range of resorts and vacation packages. Finding a wonderful vacation spot may not be that difficult – the real struggle may be finding one that fits your budget.
So what an you do to save money and still enjoy a fantastic ski vacation?
– First of all, take some time to look at lesser known resorts. Remember, a resort can offer a fun vacation whether or not it's famous – but lesser known resorts do tend to be cheaper.
– Another thing to look at is package deals. If you shop around, you may find ski vacation packages that include lodging, lift tickets, lessons, rentals, and occasional even meals, all in one affordable package.
If, after considering these steps, you're still struggling to come within your budget, you'll need to have a bit more inventive. For example:
– You can save money on accommodation. For example by renting a cheaper room, or by staying at a motel rather than at the lodge at the bottom of the slopes.
– If you have friends with ski equipment, you could ask them if you can borrow it, rather than renting your equipment.
– Group ski lessons are usually cheaper than private lessons.
– Instead of eating in expensive restaurants every night, you can rather either cheaper fast food or make sandwiches in your room.
The bottom line is simple. Use your head, think about those things in the vacation that you can save money on by approaching differently, and you can have a wonderful ski vacation at a reasonable price. …
As we all know, it is extremely difficult to get away from the hustle and bustle of work since we need the paycheck in order to make ends meet. This is especially true if we have kids. However, it is also important for us parents as well as our children to have quality time off from work or from school. But having a family vacation can also be a difficult task since a lot of planning and preparation are needed in order to have your break as perfect as it can be. Sometimes, family outings may turn out to be a disaster if poor planning was done for it. We should always make sure that we are familiar with what is in store for us as we take on our much needed vacation time. The Explorer Second Edition can help you and your kids know what to expect on your well-deserved time off.
What Walt Disney World Explorer is All About?
Walt Disney World Explorer Second Edition is a software application that was released by Disney Interactive as a follow up to their highly successful Walt Disney World Explorer which was released in 1996. This application, which is usually in a CD-ROM, contains virtual tours of all Disney parks such as the Magic Kingdom, Epcot and Disney Studios in Florida. The difference between the second edition and the first Walt Disney World Explorer is the addition of the virtual tours through Disney? S Animal Kingdom, Disney? S Coronado Springs Resort, and other parks and rides that were added since 1996. The software also contains different quizzes that would test our knowledge of the various rides that are found inside the magical world of Disney.
Why We Need Disney World Explorer Second Edition?
Whenever we take a vacation, it is important for us parents to be familiar already with the place or places that we will go to. The proper planning of activities and itinerary would ensure that our children would have a lot of fun-filled activities to do during the vacation. By having the Walt Disney World Explorer Second Edition, we can already familiarize ourselves with the various activities that each Disney Park would offer. We can already have an idea in advance about the details of every ride, attraction, show, and hotel rates. For those of us that want to have a closer bond with our spouses, this Second Edition also tells us about the nightspots available in the
Disney Park that we are planning to go to.
Walt Disney World Explorer Second Edition is also a good tool to use to make our kids be excited in the upcoming family vacation. Our kids will also enjoy this software because of the games and the narrated stories that are included in it. As a final idea, we parents could also use this software as an incentive to make our kids do homework and chores. Wink, wink. …
Every winter there are many people who like to travel to the ski resorts and ski the slopes. Mount Snow in Vermont is often referred to as one of the best ski resorts throughout the United States. If you are standing at the top of Mount Snow, you are 3600 feet above sea level and there is a 1700 feet vertical drop. The ski resort consist of 26 lifts total and over 135 trails. Each winter the resort is full of ski loving vacationers.
Many of them are families because the resort has accommodations for all ages. There are designated areas for kids and childcare is also available. The children can learn to ski too because there are instructors on duty for group or individual training. Lessons are also available for adults. There are also discounts for families. If they choose to go in the middle of the week there are special deals for the family. There are also discounts if you go in January. There are Kids Ski & Learn Free weeks in January. This is one of their most popular deals for the family.
There are many winter activities at Mount Snow. Some of these are skiing, snow boarding, snowmobiling, tubing, snowshoeing, and even sleigh rides. There is a ski shop with all of the ski or other supplies you might need. There are restaurants, and bars for entertainment and fine dining. You can call for reservations and have an enjoyable vacation for the whole family. There are many vacation packages to choose from and there is one to fit your family's needs. Even if you go alone, you are guaranteed to have fun. There are so many things to do; the time will fly by before you know it. You will definitely want to return sometime. The customer service is very good. The staff at the resort wants to make sure everyone has an enjoyable time and they will help you any way they can.
There is a Grand Summit Hotel and Crown Club near the slopes, as well as a heated outdoor pool and other entertainment so there is never a dull minute while you are there. If it is fun and enjoyment you are looking for the dead of winter, Mount Snow is the place for you. Relax, kick back and have an enjoyable vacation. It will be a memory for the whole family and not one they will soon forget. If you like cold weather and love to ski or just to get outdoors and enjoy the winter mountain air, you will want to consider Mount Snow for your next winter vacation. Do a little more research online and you can find out more about it. You will not regret the trip and you will want to return again and again. …