Anyone who's cleaned a home from top to bottom knows the time it takes to do the job properly. They also know how easy it would be to reach a point of surrender and say "it's clean enough, let's go". How much time did the cleaners spend on your unit and with how many people? Time restraint can be a problem.
When there is a 'quick-turn' on a unit, time is of the essence. 'Quick-turn' means a unit has been vacated and will be reused that same day. Here, approximately 5 hours to completely clean and disinfect a home that may be as large as 5 or 6 bedrooms and a corresponding number of bathrooms. Every bed, sink, toilet, shower, appliance, door knob, counter top and floor must be ready for occupancy.
Ever sent dirty silverware back at a restaurant? How would you know if the silverware in your rental was properly cleaned? The plates and glasses? Check all these items to avoid any unpleasant surprises left by a lazy cleaning service.
A cleaning service will typically have a checklist to follow. That list will include the usual: change linens, vacuum, wipe bathrooms, wipe kitchen and refill paper products. When under the gun to meet deadlines, corners will be cut.
When your toddler picks up the TV remote control and puts it right in their mouth, you'll hope it was disinfected. All of the things that should have been properly properly come to mind. Usually you can tell if something is clean by looking at it from different angles for light reflection. Also, check under beds and behind doors for dust bunnies.
As a guest, inform your rental agent or the owner immediately of any genuine cleanness problems. If you've employed the cleaning service, then do not hesitate to give them an opportunity to make the situation right. Their response should determine their future employability.
An inspection of the property before guests arrive can catch any issues ahead of time. If a unit sits vacant for awhile, refresh cleanings would be in order. A good property manager will see to cleaning and it's follow up. Property managers share the responsibility of rental cleaning and should take it seriously. For an example of a property management company who maintains their properties cleanliness with a white glove mentality, visit www.30a-beachrentals.com …
Europe is a preferred tour destination among tourists because of its varied cultures, word famous rail journeys, the coffee and other wonderful adventures. In Europe, coffee was referred to as Satan's drink, when it was first introduced in 1615. The support of doctors led to the growth coffee houses in and around Europe.
A traveler who is new to Europe will not have difficulty in navigating roads, as it is the easy to find locations. Compared to the United States, Europe is not that vast, but the number of attractions, lure tourists to this fascinating place, each year. Europe is complete with exotic locations and amazing accommodations to make any holiday, last minute or otherwise, enjoyable and exciting.
For last minute holidays, the cost of accommodation and traveling differs. Germany is expensive compared to Spain, but cheaper in terms of accommodation. Tourists do get good discount rates for hotels and flight reservations, online.
People come to here to see and marvel at the wonders of the world. In Paris, it is the Eiffel Tower that stands 300m high. It stands out in a number of movies, educational channels, magazines, portraits and songs.
Roundtrip fares typically cost lower than normal fares. There are many low cost packages too. In the US, airfares start from $ 599 from Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco to Prague, Paris, Nice, Madrid and Barcelona. For less than $ 699 flights fly from the US to Milan, Turin, Venice, Naples and Rome. Trips to London cost less than $ 389 from the US. Due to attractive discounted schemes, they can be made cheaper. A little research on the Internet, results in the tourist grabbing very attractive offers. Auctions are also held, to lower the prices. As the Dollar is a world recognized currency, it is can easily convertible. …
If you are planning to visit the West Coast with a group of people, picking up a passenger van rental San Francisco is a good option. Huge varieties of vans are available in a number of sizes and styles. The small vans available have room for 7 to 8 people, while larger vans can hold up to 15 passengers.
Many vacationers prefer to fly into San Francisco, and then pick up a rental van to tour various places in the area. These include the wine country in Napa Valley or Sonoma County, and Muir Woods, Point Reyes National Seashore and Mt. Tamalpais in Marin County.
Through the use of technology it is easy to locate different agencies providing passenger vans. A van rental in San Francisco is easily available online. It is better to get different quotes online from various companies so that you can make comparisons in prices and services.
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Benefits of van rentals to the traveler
o Rental vans come in a variety of sizes to accommodate any group.
o Some models of vans include built-in DVD players.
o Plenty of room for passengers and luggage.
o Uncomplicated and straightforward online deals.
o Make sure the van is mechanically sound.
o Driver must have valid driver's license.
o Complete your own visual inspection of the rental van.
* Rent the van mid-week when the rates may be appreciably lower.
* Discounts on a passenger van rental San Francisco may be available for weekly leases.
* Check online for any available discount vouchers. …
In the metropolitan city of Moscow, it is important you have a well-planned itinerary to start and end your tour with. There are so many attractions in the city that you may possibly miss out on a few attractions in your short tour. Here are ten ideas for a fruitful family trip of this splendid city.
1. Visit musical concerts and art exhibitions: There are plenty of concerts and shows every month in Moscow city that will sweep ardent art lovers off their feet. Catch the nation's best musicians and artists at Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.
2. ZIL culture center: This intensive hall has its own range of cultural shows with musical and dance extravaganzas with famous celebrity artists showcasing their talent.
3. Food and Drinks: There are many affordable tours by locals in Moscow to take you across the city exploring the delicacies and drinks while you relish the best attractions here. Check out the Russian delicacies like Beef Stroganoff, Blinny, Caviar and Chicken Kev. Mouth watering desserts like Kissel and Paskha and drinks can be relished with your family.
4. Avail Best Private Tours: Choose the best Moscow tours with private guides to explore the places of your family's interest. From Cathedral of Christ the Savior to Seven Sisters, there are plenty of places to visit apart from the main attractions. Check the best group tours available for best packages.
5. Historical places to visit in Moscow: You can see the glimpse of each era of the country in monuments like Linen's Tomb, Kremlin's Tower, Saint Basil's Cathedral, Kuskovo and Fallen Mountain Park. All these monuments are magnificent and spell bounding with an architectural grandiosity that is not to be seen in any other part of the world.
6. Gorky Park and Gorky house Museum: They are pieces of architectural wonder worth visiting with your family.
7. Places of Natural Beauty: Moscow is complete with parks and garden like Sparrow Hills and Kolomenskoye Park. Sparrow Hills is located on the banks of Moskva river and offers a splendid view of nature's paradise contrast to the city life throbbing with urbanity.
8. Urban gardens: Alexander's Garden is the urban garden with historical monuments and rare architectural attractions sprawling over a large area. Neskuchney garden is another beautiful place that is an extension of Gorky Park located in the middle of the city.
9. Visit the best Amusement parks and Gardens: When you are traveling with family, visiting amusement parks and gardens are best to delight children. Moscow offers some amazing and wonderful water parks and amusement parks namely Aquapark Karbiya, Sky town, Moreon etc.
10. National Parks: Ostrov National Park and Elk Island National Park is the best place to rewind yourself and spend time in the lap of nature with your family. There is a wide range of animals and birds exclusively found in this part of the world.
Family vacations in Moscow are enjoyable with temptation locations to musical concerts. Moscow is ripe with historical flavors and a …
Mae Sai is a border town in Thailand, right smack dab in the middle of the infamous Golden Triangle. While that might sound quite adventurous to some, it should be remembered that the Golden Triangle only came into being during the Vietnam War, and that drug trafficking there, while still active, has definitely passed its peak and moved on to other hot spots such as Afghanistan.
In any case Mae Sai was one the loveliest, most relaxing spots I have ever visited. I'm tempted to say that it reminded me of the Ozarks, but that course would not be true. Chiang Mai is in the highlands though, and away from the many exotic varieties of bamboo you find growing there along some other tropical plants; it really does not have that tropical feel to it. The rolling hills are gorgous, the rivers tranquil and the quiet a treasure. The people of Chiang Mai themselves are not as animate as other Thais and although friendly they seemed to be shy. What they thought of living next to Burma (Myanmar), I never asked.
If there is a dark side to Mae Sai, it is of course that the town is split into its Thai side and Burmese side (Tachilek) right along the river. Unspoken but obvious was that the river itself is quite shallow and I'm sure people are crossing over back and forth nightly. My wife and in fact stayed at a lovely teak bungalow that had a front view of this river and Burma, and saw a gruesome morning ritual of young Burmese men shooting up heroin with the same needle. (It is not well known that tragically and inexplicably the Burmese government does almost nothing to discourage the spread of HIV in Myanmar.)
These days I hear you can cross the very bridge I looked down and go into Burma for day trips from Chiang Mai. I have a lot of mixed feelings about that. While I certainly want to meet the Burmese people and would love to the country, I do not feel right about putting money into the hands of government that makes life hell for millions of Burmese. On the other hand, I would not judge anyone for visiting Burma and as I say I may even go myself if I have the chance. The world is not always as easy and pleasant as Mae Sai appears to be. …
Taksim is a square which is arranged in the European side of Istanbul, Turkey. Also, separated from its inns, the vitality of the Monument of the Republic, created by Pietro Canonica is an alternate worth piece of Taksim to see.
Yet, we should discuss Taksim inns and their quality. There are numerous inns in Taksim hotels. Some are great quality ones and the others may be terrible ones. On the other hand, they are all arranged in the heart of the city. Moreover, the cost of one night stay in Taksim inns may be more than whatever is left of the lodgings which are some different parts in the city. However as you may figure, Taksim is loaded with vitality and you can discover numerous things to appreciate and invest your time. Thus, it would be worth to pay some more and appreciate the magnificence of Taksim from morning till the night.
Istanbul became one of the most important metropolises in the last fifty years. Today, there are millions of people. There is a study about that Istanbul would be the financial center in future. In Turkish economy, Istanbul is the largest central of industry and services sector. There are millions of people are working in different sectors today. So, we can say Istanbul is the heart of Turkish economy today. Taksim is the busiest district of modern Istanbul.
Especially, millions of people are walking the famous Taksim Square every day. So, it's a popular destination in Istanbul. You can go there with metro, bus and taxi. The accommodation concept was a big problem at past in Istanbul, Taksim. But, today the Taksim hotels solved that problem. Many business people and tourists are visiting Taksim districts every day. So, they need to have a place to stay. If you are a business person, you would prefer the luxurious Taksim hotels. The prices of that may be a bit expensive than the other districts of Istanbul. Finally, your financial status will be the determinant factor during the choosing process.
Taksim is a mosaic which contains a combination of all colors of Turkey; mentioned, Taksim Square and Istiklal Street is the most popular destinations of Istabul. The challenge which is a region with narrow streets with the old houses before it was known as Taksim, after being extended as the challenge has become current. The middle of the square is located in the surroundings of the Monument of the Republic is nowdays used as a ceremonial area. Istiklal Street, which is one of the oldest districts of Beyoglu, one of the most famous street of Istanbul. Taksim Square, nowdays very modern in appearance.
Istiklal Street is so popular which is the point of meeting a lot of people and shopping, one of the busiest streets, and draws the attention of tourists; welcomes the day with the number of tourists.Taksim has quite effortless transportation. Seamless transport from the airport in addition to the presence of facilities, can be reached with Metro connection. Accommodation …
Australia’s chief draw is its natural beauty. The landscape varies from sunny beaches to tropical rainforests to the rugged outback of the Northern Territory. Its cities combine a European gusto for art and fine dining with a blithe love of sport and nightlife. Visitors expecting to see an opera in Sydney one evening and go gold prospecting the next day should study the topography. It is its sheer enormity that gives Australia — and its diverse population –a distinct personality.
Sydney may resemble a British colonial town at the first impression, but as you approach the harbor, the region boasts a vibrant nightlife, beaches, parklands, skyscrapers, restaurants, and malls. The rugged cliffs and stunning Bondi beach are popular haunts. Interestingly, gay venues make up a sizeable chunk of Sydney’s nightlife. While the Opera House is a key attraction, exploring the hidden coves is a good option, too. The harbor features a myriad of aqua sports including snorkeling, parasailing, jet jaunts, water skiing, and motorized paddle boating.
Tourists flock to cosmopolitan Melbourne on the banks of the Yarra River for its discount shopping, fine restaurants, and sporting calendar. An hour’s drive out of Melbourne, Yarra Valley is Australia’s finest wine-growing region. It is the country’s foremost producer of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. Picnics and jazz shows, fuelled by wine tasting, are key tourist attractions here.
Brisbane, too, is a progressive city at the centre of the South-East Queensland corridor, which runs from the Sunshine Coast to the New South Wales limits. Known as Bris Vegas (coined when a dilapidated building was transformed into a glitzy casino), the region is also the arts capital of Queensland, characterized by a myriad of theatres, concert halls, galleries, and museums.
Perth, Western Australia’s capital, is popular for its sunny climate and immaculate coastline. Sadly, sterile skyscrapers lord over the quaint riverside locality. Note: a visit to Perth is incomplete without a trip to The Berndt Museum of Anthropology, which features contemporary Aboriginal art and artifacts.
In Hobart, Australia’s second largest city, shopping, nightlife, art galleries, and fine dining are popular, yet rainforests and secluded beaches are within easy reach. Hundreds of stallholders gather on Saturdays in the Sullivans Cove precinct for the celebrated Salamanca Market, which hawks miscellaneous goodies, including sushi trays, organic vegetables, sand sculptures, and salmon! The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, which displays a Tasmanian Aboriginal display and relics from the state’s colonial heritage and Tasmanian colonial art, forms an important part of the riverside precinct.
Amongst other tourist options, Adelaide is a tranquil city characterized by magnificent churches, botanic gardens, cycling paths and fabulous markets; while Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory, is a multicultural community with an exotic mix of Asian, European, and Aboriginal cultures, with a distinctly Australian feel.…
With such a varied topography, largely temperate climate and unpolluted, warm seas, it is not surprising that Mexico offers a wide variety of world-class sporting options. Many of its newer sights are, indeed, hands-on experiences with nature.
A relative newcomer to golf, the country now boasts scores of fine signature golf courses in some wonderful locations. For instance, Los Cabos has six magnificent courses along the Corridor, and Acapulco has five outstanding choices, from Revolcadero back into the heart of town. Puerto Vallarta, Ixtapa and Huatulco all have golf courses.
In all the resort destinations, holiday-makers can play tennis, go horseback riding and take care of their form in state-of-the-art gyms and spas. Parasailing is immensely popular, and viewing such spectacular bays as those of Acapulco or Puerto Vallarta from the air is an unforgettable experience.
Horseback riding enthusiasts can also explore a number of areas, including the Barranca del Cobre, on horseback. The more energetic can hike or walk around several archaeological sites or in the country many national parks, from the volcanic areas in central Mexico to the Montebello lagoons near the southern border.
While land sports are a great lure, Mexico's watersports are tops. Renowned for its diving, Cozumel is one of the best dive destinations. Indeed, the shores all around the northeastern part of the Yucatan are excellent scuba and snorkelling territory. Competent dive schools offer facilities for certified divers or courses for the novice. Snorkelers, too, revel in the fabulous lagoons such as Xel-Ha or Chankanaab in the Yucatan. There is good diving, too, along the Pacific and in Baja California, especially around Los Cabos and La Paz. Baja is noted for its sea kayaking. The eastern shores are often shallower and calmer, providing the ideal conditions for exploring the rich marine environment and offshore islands. …