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A Luxury Pet Hotel Is Like A Vacation For Your Pet

Everyone needs a vacation now and then, and this includes your dog or cat. Why ask someone to check on your pet when you can leave them at a pet hotel? There are plenty of luxury pet hotels that make your pet feel right at home. Here are some of the services offered for dogs and cats at a pet hotel.

Dog Boarding Services

Club or Signature Suites: You can choose between a Club or Signature Suite for your dog. The suites include a raised orthopedic cot, two play sessions and a bedtime biscuit. There are several additional features for the Signature Suite, such as glass privacy doors and sound-proofed walls. You can view your dog on the community or private web cam.

Daily Care: The staff at the pet hotel makes sure your dog receives the care he needs each day. He is given up to three premium meals and four potty breaks a day. The daily housekeeping creates a clean, safe environment for your dog. You can even add room service to the amenities.

Calming Atmosphere: The staff works hard to create a calming atmosphere for your dog. He is greeted with a friendly voice and soothing background music, and he is always comfortable in the climate-controlled surroundings.


Cat Boarding Services

Luxurious Boarding: The cat wing is kept separate from the dog wing to keep all pets happy and safe. You can choose between a standard or window penthouse condo for your cat. The glass fronts make it easy for your cat to explore and become familiar with her surroundings.

Cozy Condos: The condos are separately vented to keep your cat healthy. Every condo can accommodate up to two cats, but your cat only stays with a member of her family. Your cat is sure to enjoy the cozy bedding found in each condo.

Multiple Levels: The cat towers feature several layers for climbing and playing, and there is plenty of room for your cat to take a nap. The lowest level features a private litter box.

Daily Care: Your cat receives the love and attention she needs during her stay at a pet hotel. This includes up to three premium meals a day, and you can ask the staff to stick with her home diet.

Your four-legged friend is always in good hands when you leave them at a luxury pet hotel. You can rest assured that your pet receives the care they need while you are on vacation.

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Driving Safety Tips for Teen Drivers

Posted in driving tips, lifestyle, safety, teen drivers
on April 8, 2017

Teen Drivers: One of the Most Dangerous Times of their Lives

One of the markers that confirm a teenager’s path to adulthood is almost complete is when they get their driver’s license and are able to head out onto the highway.

It is also a point in their life when they are most vulnerable and likely to be involved in an accident that is caused by lack of experience, irresponsible driving behavior, or both. Young drivers who are still inexperienced may be driving out of their adrenalin rush without being responsible and safe not only to themselves but to the other motorists and pedestrians.

This resource looks at the statistics relating to teen drivers and offers some useful insights and tips aimed at teens and their parents that could help them to stay safer behind the wheel. And here are some tips to help young teens who are just starting to get behind the wheel and still building up their confidence in driving.

Drive with an adult supervision
For the young teen driver, this may defeat the purpose of having a driver’s license when you cannot drive on your own yet. The adult supervision is only temporary until such time that the young teen is ready to drive more responsibly and maturely on his own.
Avoid distractions
Having a license is not a go-signal for the young driver to be multi-tasking and getting distracted on the road while driving. Avoid checking the mobile phone, talking or texting, or even chatting with your passengers. The primary responsibility of the teen driver is to be safe to himself and to other motorists and pedestrians. There is no room for getting distracted with trivial things. It pays to be alert at all times. 
Buckle up
This is the universal rule for drivers and driving in general. Whether you are already an experience young driver or just starting out, no one is exempted to this rule. Everyone needs to wear their seat belts while inside the vehicle and under no circumstance that this should be disregarded for everyone’s safety.
Do not speed up
Follow the speed rules on the road. The license is not to be used to drive a fast car much as a teen’s adrenalin calls for it.  It is advisable for the adults to set example so that the young driver will pick it up and practice himself.
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Travel in Style on a Shoestring Budget

Traveling to Cuba is an exciting new possibility, thanks to the dedicated work of our outgoing president. But if you are new to the exciting opportunity to travel in Cuba, you will love checking out all of the great advice on our website. From amazing villas to beautiful beaches, historic colonial buildings to the green revolution, there is so much to see and experience in Cuba. If you want to see what it was like to live under Communist rule, or just practice a unique variation of Spanish, Cuba is definitely the place to visit.

But if you want to make sure that you are looking good, even when you have to travel on a budget, you need to make sure that your preparations for your trip include some budget shopping. That does not mean that you need to invest in super cheap items. You need to respect your trip’s budget, but what is the point in investing in fashionable gear if it is so out of fashion, or so cheap, that it is counter-productive, i.e. makes you look bad?

If you want to invest in gear that is hot, but still affordable, you need to check out the deals being offered by a new partnership between ALDO and Groupon Coupons. From footwear to hand bags, ALDO has you covered with so much amazing looking gear. And thankfully, Groupon Coupons’ new partnership with ALDO means that you can score amazing deals such as 15% off of your next purchase, 30% off of ALDO boots, 20% off of any purchase, and even take advantage of a 50% sale. Those are the deals currently on offer, but if your trip is not coming up for awhile yet, you can take solace in the fact that while these deals may be long gone, Groupon Coupons and ALDO are constantly updating the deals offered. You can get tons of great deals at ALDO simply by bookmarking their Groupon Coupons page and checking bag as your trip date approaches. If you want to travel on a budget, yet travel in style, you definitely need to take advantage of ALDO’s Groupon Coupons.

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Feeling Stressed? Head To France To Restore Your Wellbeing!

During our everyday busy lives, many of us often find it hard to relax. Whether it’s work, family issues or simply trying to fit everything into your schedule, it’s no wonder so many people feel stressed and exhausted. Some studies suggest that certain modern advances, such as social media and processed foods, can also lead to people feeling stressed and even depressed. If you have been feeling a bit overwhelmed of late, you have probably considered doing what any sane person would in this instance: booking a vacation! But before you do so, stop and think about what you need out of your vacation. So many of us take a break for a week or so to simply forget about our troubles; then we come home and find things exactly as we left them. This can end up being a vicious circle that doesn’t end your stress and also doesn’t let you fully enjoy your vacation. With this in mind, have you ever thought about going on a vacation specifically designed for your wellbeing? Wellbeing vacations have seen a huge spike in popularity over recent years, with many hardworking people leaving the city in favor of solitude and a week to rejuvenate themselves. So where exactly can you go to find such places of calm and relaxation? Well, if you are looking at Europe, there’s no better place than chic and cosmopolitan France. Here are just some of the best French escapes where you can enjoy taking some much-needed time out.

The mountain resort

Think of rural France and one thing that probably comes to mind is the French Alps. They stretch across and into a number of different countries, but in France they boast 24 peaks – one of which is the famous Mont Blanc, standing at an altitude of 4,810 meters. Sure, the cities and countryside of France has plenty to offer too. But if you are looking for somewhere otherworldly and serene, there really is no better location than the mountains. The air is fresh and crisp, and you may find yourself gasping at the snowy backdrop – unspoiled and like something out of a movie scene. There are plenty of resorts to choose from, some with luxury  accommodation such as Freedom Ski, Morzine. Trying your hand at skiing down some of the famous runs is a must – and we all know exercise is great for your wellbeing, as it is a natural mood-booster.

The yoga retreat

If chilly temperatures and high-octane activities aren’t for you, you may find moving down to the south of France a little more suitable. Temperatures here are generally warm, as the climate is on the cusp of Mediterranean. This means dry, hot summers, warm falls and mild winters. Therefore, you can be sure that whatever time of year you choose to visit, you will be able to spend some time outside. This is just as well, as the landscape is frequently stunning, making it a great place to attend a yoga retreat. These kind of retreats often involve practicing mindfulness and meditation alongside the yoga, as well as eating a fresh, vegan diet (almost always provided for you). So what’s in it for you? Yoga can bring your mind and body back into equilibrium, and taking the time to learn it can mean you are equipped with a new life skill. It can be the perfect way to unwind and feel ready to tackle anything life throws at you.

The red wine detox

Okay, so this one does appear to be in stark contrast to the other two. But you may have heard about the popularity of red wine in France – after all, the country is home to some of the very best wineries and vineyards. Popular varieties you may have heard of include Merlot, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon. According to certain studies, red wine is said to have a number of positive health effects – such as promoting a healthy heart, lowering cholesterol and warding off dementia. Health retreats where red wine plays a notable role have become very popular in France in recent years, where the alcohol is drank alongside healthy home-cooked meals. Due to a culture based heavily around food and drink, French wine is actually designed to be tasted alongside certain types of food. A bit of indulgence, on a healthy scale, can only be a good thing for both your health and mental wellbeing. If there has ever been an excuse to pick up a bottle of the good stuff, it’s this!

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Let’s Go Adventuring! Four Vacation Ideas For The New Year

Christmas is almost upon us, and most of us are too busy preparing for the festive season to remember the fact that the new year is nearly upon us! As difficult as it may sound, try not to get totally lost in your Christmas festivities. Remember that this time of year isn’t all about eating sandwiches made of leftovers and drinking more than is probably good for you. It’s also a time of renewal, of the slate being wiped clean, of fresh starts and new possibilities. Here are some ideas of vacations that you could go on in 2017 to extend your horizons and learn new skills.
Go Skiing

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If you hate the winter, then trying out a winter sport is a good way to learn to love it. A lot of people have already tried out skiing, but if you haven’t, go to your nearest practice centre before you go away! Be prepared that you might take a few falls but make sure that you have your helmet on, and chances are you’ll be fine. It may be cold but you’ll be wrapped up warm and the skiing will keep you warm too! Not only will you get fit and healthy learning to ski, but the views will be incredible.

Learn A Language

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Is there anything in the world that feels more romantic than flying to Europe to learn Italian in Italy? Learning languages is extremely difficult unless you’re immersed in them, so it’s a great idea to take a vacation to learn for a week or two. A lot of language schools teach in the morning before running an afternoon activity in the city you’re in – or you could spend the time you aren’t in classes by yourself, learning about a new city and trying to practise your new language skills.

Take a Writer’s Retreat

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If you’ve always thought that you had a novel inside you just waiting to be written, try going on a writer’s retreat. Take your laptop, go away alone to a remote cottage, and immerse yourself in writing. Take walks each day to make sure you get some fresh air and inspiration and to admire the scenery around you in your chosen destination. You could also go on an organised writing retreat, where you can learn from fellow writers and a number of author mentors. Make sure that you don’t put too much pressure on yourself. Giving yourself definite aims by the end of the week or a word count that you must hit won’t be helpful. Coming home with fresh determination to write is all you need.

Find Yourself Through Yoga

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Take a trip to India to learn yoga in an authentic environment. If the stresses of the modern world are lying heavily on your shoulders then it’s time for you to try to discard them and learn how to destress. Yoga is great for both your body and your mind – strengthen your core muscles, eat some good food, and feel yourself calm down and learn how to relax.

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Tiny Home Vacations

Posted in accommodation, lifestyle, tiny home, tiny homes, where to stay
on December 10, 2016

There are times when you might want to take a vacation that is a little out of the ordinary. There are tiny home vacation Austin TX neighborhoods ready for you to visit. These locations have small houses that are ideal for one or two people, possibly a few more if you don’t mind being in a cozy home. This is a new trend in the country that can be fun and exhilarating if you like houses on a smaller scale and vacations where you don’t have to stay in a hotel room all day. 

When you first see the tiny homes that you would stay in on a vacation, you might wonder how everyone will fit inside. Most areas feature homes that are of a different design so that you have a unique experience when it comes to the decorations inside and the layout. There is usually a common area in front of the homes, such as a table and chairs. This is an area where you can gather with other vacationers to talk or enjoy the outdoors when you don’t want to sit inside the home. 

There are a few tips that can help you survive your vacation in a tiny home so that you have a fun experience. Think about the space that you’ll have as most homes are less than 2,000 square feet. You don’t want to pack any more than is necessary as there won’t be a lot of room for extras. Most tiny homes have the toiletries and other things that you would need, so you won’t need to have those with you. Most tiny homes are less expensive to stay in compared to a fancy hotel. The best thing about the tiny home is that you have the space to yourself instead of being next to someone else in a hotel. It’s similar to camping in a tent, but you have a sturdy floor and roof. Some homes have a small bathroom and a kitchen area. There is also a living room as well as a bedroom area. The beds in the home are usually lofts with plenty of overhead space. There are few electrical outlets, so keep this in mind when charging phones and other electronics.

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Spending Time Abroad As A Family Without Falling Out

Posted in family trip, family vacation, lifestyle, travel, travel tips
on December 8, 2016

Creating a family holiday without arguments doesn’t start when you get in the car or arrive at the airport. It begins way back at the planning stages. Be sure that every member of the family is considered and allowed to have a say. This goes for when you go, where you go and what you plan to do there. If one person is excluded, you’re at risk of them spending the whole time complaining. Children aren’t the only ones guilty of doing this- adults do it too!

There is a good chance that you won’t be able to please everyone 100%- but that is life! Just be sure that the ones who feel a tad disappointed know that you will do their thing next time. If two kids wanted Florida and one wanted New York, and you chose Florida? Then find a way to please the one who wanted New York. Maybe you could let them plan a half-day itinerary one day. Giving them a project and something to focus on will help distract them, and point them in a positive direction.

Once you are on your holiday or adventure, it is important to keep everyone busy. Yes, this may just mean busy relaxing! But while relaxing in the sun can be great fun for adults, kids can find it really boring. Plan for this in advance, and counteract it by heading to a place with a kids club. Alternatively, look into some different activity holidays designed for families. As they are designed with families in mind, there will be something to please all ages. There will often usually be an opportunity within these activities for some family bonding. This is always a bonus. It could mean that not only do you spend time together without arguments, but you also get on better than usual! It could help you find some common ground with your kids too. Plus, you can show that mom isn’t as weak as they thought, or dad not as boring!
We’ve covered making the time abroad suit everyone, and involving all in the organization. We’ve also mentioned what you should do with your time. Finally, let’s touch upon keeping the family dynamic happy.

Often, we spend only pockets of time with our entire family. So, we might only see one another at breakfast and dinner, for example. However, during time abroad on a holiday, you might see each other a lot more. While this can be a blessing, it can also lead to spending too much time together. Counteract this by ensuring everyone has their own space. If you are sharing a hotel room, book two separate rooms. Considering hiring a holiday home, so that teens can have their own room away from their parents. If you are camping, go for three of four smaller tents over one big one. Sometimes a little distance can help keep everyone sweet! Plus, if a falling out does occur, individuals have their own space to go to in order to cool down again.

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