September 2019

5 Ways to Organize Your Vacation Plans You Should Know

Vacationing is an opportunity for you to spend time on vacation for a moment to leave your daily routine. However, unplanned vacation moments can make you dizzy because all your vacation activities will fall apart because they are not set according to travel plans. If you are planning a vacation to Phuket, Thailand, be sure to prepare your vacation plans in advance, where you will be staying, which Phuket Tours suits your budget, any place or tourist attraction you want to visit.

5 Ways to Organize Your Vacation Plans You Should Know

Your vacation will feel more fun and exciting if you have prepared it as early as possible. The following are 5 Ways to Organize Your Vacation Plans You Should Know.

Determine Travel Plans

  • Make a Comparison of Flight Ticket Prices

Each airline will certainly be different, offering different tickets for the same flight path, so make a comparison of ticket prices if you use the plane for a vacation.

  • Look for Airline Hotels and Cheap Hotels

You can order airplane tickets or cheap tickets simultaneously to save your budget or finances, you have many websites that offer cheap ticket services and cheap hotels in Bali if you want to take a vacation to the island of Bali. You can directly book cheap hotels in Bali through our website and get up to 75% discount promos staying at hotels that are located very strategically in Phuket, Thailand.

  • Consider Other Means of Transportation Options

If you want to vacation in a distant place, boarding a plane is the right choice to travel long distances that will save your vacation time. But if you choose other options such as using a train or bus, even renting a vehicle to enjoy a vacation might be more efficient. This method can also be more fun if you travel with children.

  • Consider All the Transportation Facilities Needed

Before you begin, you should think about how you can get to your destination by determining the best and efficient means of transportation. Once you arrive you must already know in order to get to the hotel from the airport, train station, or bus stop. You also have to make plans to travel to tourist attractions as desired. Meet the hotel clerk at your place of stay and ask what facilities the hotel provides. Rent a vehicle if you want to travel to many places.

Determine Travel Destinations

  • Make a List of 5 Tourist Attractions that you most want to visit

If you want to vacation with family or friends, ask them to do the same

  • Determine what are the reasons why you want a vacation.

Setting goals will be easier if you know why you want to leave home or take a vacation. If you are able to determine what your purpose for traveling is to relax and rest, enjoy new adventures to visit famous tourist attractions, you will be easier to decide what kind of place you want.

  • Discuss with tourist destinations with your family or friends

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The Rising Cost of Outdoor Recreation

I leaned over the counter at the local sporting goods store and poured over the watercraft registration and invasive species sticker regulations for Idaho watercraft. The question we were trying to answer was if a 9′ inflatable pontoon boat equipped with a small electric trolling motor needs to be registered as a watercraft in the State of Idaho. One clerk said that any type of boat under power needs to be registered, while the other thought the float tube exception covered the craft in question. What started the discussion was my futile attempt to purchase an invasive species sticker for my canoe and pontoon boat. The discussion ended with me leaving the store with a sticker for only my canoe. The frustrated clerks advised me to contact the Department of Motor Vehicles, and Parks and Recreation, or possibly the Department of Fish & Game to answer the question of the pontoon boat registration.

The Rising Cost of Outdoor Recreation

The watercraft registration issue was frustrating at best, and I started thinking about how significantly things have changed. When I was a kid, camping, fishing, and hunting were considered sports that any family could experience, regardless of their social class. A family could actually enjoy a weekend camping trip with minimal expense, and efficiently feed their family with the fish they caught. Over the past few decades, licenses, fees, permits, tags, and registrations have established class-based entitlement to Idaho outdoor recreation. Nowadays, it is cheaper to buy fish from the grocery store than to legally catch them. And if you don’t have a computer with high-speed internet and a credit card, it’s likely you won’t be able to camp at Redfish Lake – ever. Most premium camp sites are filled with reservations by the middle of January.

Here’s an exercise to prove my point. Last week, my family and I drove to Stanley and camped. I’ll break down the cost for our family of five:

Food for 4 days (5 family members): $200.00

Fuel round trip from Twin Falls to Stanley, ID $180.00

Forgotten items, extra ice & drinks purchased during trip $ 50.00

Sweat shirts, ball caps & souvenirs (this was our vacation) $200.00

Campground fees for 4 days $ 60.00

Day use fees for local recreation areas $ 20.00

Canoe & pontoon boat registration and/or IS sticker fees $ 37.00

Fishing licenses for 3 qualifying family members $ 60.00

Annual registration fees for 3 motorcycles $125.00

Extra fuel for motorcycles $ 30.00

Grand total $962.00

Anyone that has a family (especially with motorcycles) can understand my frustration. It is already expensive to travel with a family and the added expense of fees and permits create salt in the proverbial wound. $302.00, or roughly one third of the above expenses are State fees. If we had omitted the souvenirs and left the motorcycles at home, the ratio would have remained virtually unchanged. And to think, we have actually considered purchasing a camp trailer.

One of the most frustrating aspects of the fee-based system is that when … READ MORE

My Recent Experience With a Flushing Porta Potty

I have been camping for many years, and have recently discovered the flushing porta potty to make out camping experiences much more pleasant. Portable toilets have been around for a long time, but the new breed of portable toilets have really come of age, and the design, functionality, and most of all, price, have all improved greatly in recent times.

My Recent Experience With a Flushing Porta Potty

I am a big fan of heading out on the weekend, driving to a location we’ve never been to, and setting up camp. The problem is that the kids are getting to the age that they are not happy just squatting behind a tree to do their business, and it was beginning to get a little tiring having to listen to the arguments.

I went online and bought a Thetford 265 porta potti for around $130 USD. It arrived in a couple of days and I was amazed at how big it was. Portable yes, but this toilet sits around 16 inches high, and is the same sort of height as a normal toilet. I was worried about having to sit right close to the ground but this is not the case.

One thing I do think is essential when considering models is the capacity of the holding tank. There are a number of models with smaller holding tanks this means you have to empty them often. I prefer the 5.5 gallon tank that means they only need to be emptied once in every 20 to 30 uses. This is not too bad, and makes the job a lot more bearable.

Many portable toilets are fitted with a simple hose connector attachment that allows you to connect up to the hose on your RV or caravan water tank, or to the hose at the disposal area in the camp site that you are staying on. Most camp grounds have this area well set up to make cleaning a lot simpler.

Ideally, it makes sense to buy a simple camping toilet tent to use with your portable potty. This gives you total privacy and allows you to do all the necessary clothing adjustments with a degree of privacy. Much nicer than having everyone watching you. For the best toilets, the online stores offer some of the best deals, with as much as 40% off some of their product lines. You can usually get a great deal with free shipping too. A win win situation for your camping trip.… READ MORE