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January 5, 2017

Are You Thinking About Traveling Abroad? Tips To Help You Prepare.

Planning your next vacation or business trip can always be worrisome. In the process you may forget some things that you should keep in mind for a safe and worry free trip. The article below contains some one of a kind advice that you can easily incorporate into your next journey for full success. Make sure that your cell phone plan is on a national calling set up before you leave town. If you are normally on a regional or local plan, switching to a national plan, even just for the short time you will be gone, can keep you from getting charged for roaming or long distance. Be sure to compare airfares online. The Internet is a wondrous thing. These days, there are dozens of websites that will allow you to book a flight online. Some of these websites also allow you to check competitor rates for tickets. This makes it very easy to shop around for the best price. When traveling and sleeping in hotels, considering bringing along a small portable fan. This will allow you to create white noise, should you have a noisy neighbor. It can also help circulate the air in a stuffy room without […]
January 3, 2017

Traveling Made Easy: Tips And Tricks To Enjoy Your Trip More

While travel can be a rewarding, fun experience, it can also be dangerous and daunting! If you’re planning a trip and aren’t sure what to expect, read on to find out what everyone should know before setting off on a trip, whether it be for vacation or another reason. Try to avoid calling attention to the fact that you are a tourist. There are many people who earn their living by preying on unsuspecting vacationers. To avoid looking like a potential target, consult your maps and itinerary before you leave, avoid conspicuous jewelry and clothing and keep your camera in your bag when you are not using it – not dangling around your neck. To save money when traveling for pleasure, look into swapping homes. Swapping homes saves you a great deal of money that would otherwise be spent on a hotel room. It is also a great deal more comfortable and spacious than your average hotel room. There are several places online that allow you to make house swapping arrangements. If you want to visit Walt Disney World in Orlando on a budget, consider going around the beginning of December. Fees to the park do not go down, but […]
January 3, 2017

Book Signing with Joy Bianchi and author Ari Seth Cohen

Eric Petsinger and epoca antiques gallery hosted a champagne book signing reception for author, Ari Seth Cohen and Joy Venturini Bianchi on the evening of Thursday, June 9th. Proceeds from the book, Advanced Style: Older & Wiser, benefited ‘Helpers Community’ and those who are disabled. Social Scene
January 1, 2017

Look At These Tips For Helpful Travel Advice.

Traveling has so many possibilities as to what you can use, do, and how you can create the kind of experience you want. It is rare to find somebody that will have the same traveling plans just like you, so why not take advantage of that and create your own traveling plan? This article can help you. Only pack the clothes you will need. In some instances, it does not pay to be over-prepared. Many people pack far too many clothes when they travel. This is a problem. It is especially a problem when they inadvertently lose the bags that contained them. Try packing multipurpose clothes that you can re-wear. Keep hand sanitizer in your purse or pocket. When traveling, keeping hand sanitizer with you is a great idea. If you go through a lot of it, considering buying small reusable bottles. Buy one of the larger sizes of hand sanitizer and just continue refilling the small, reusable bottle. If you are staying in a country with a high crime rate, treat even your hotel room as suspect. Place a piece of furniture in front of the door to prevent midnight break-ins. Also check that that windows lock securely. You […]
December 31, 2016

Book Signing with Joy Bianchi and author Ari Seth Cohen

Eric Petsinger and epoca antiques gallery hosted a champagne book signing reception for author, Ari Seth Cohen and Joy Venturini Bianchi on the evening of Thursday, June 9th. Proceeds from the book, Advanced Style: Older & Wiser, benefited ‘Helpers Community’ and those who are disabled. Social Scene
December 30, 2016

Ensure Safe Travel With These Tips And Tricks

Traveling to a new place can be a lot of fun, but it can also be very dangerous! There are a lot of things that can go wrong, and you need to keep them all in mind when planning your trip. Read on for some tips on traveling safely. Don’t over-schedule your vacation. While it is important to plan some activities, especially ones which require tickets or additional travel, leave yourself plenty of free time. There is no better way to see a location than to just wander around. Take the time to explore and see where you end up. If you are a student planning travel to a foreign country, consider getting an international student identification card before you leave. Many restaurants, museums, and tourist stops offer discounts when you show student identification. Although the card costs money to obtain initially, the savings you achieve are often far greater than the base cost. If you have to wear a suit on an overnight trip make sure it’s the right one. A wool suit will arrive fresher than one made of any other fiber. Hang it up in the bathroom when you arrive, turn the shower on hot, and close […]
December 28, 2016

Expert Answers On Travel From Those In The Know

There is always room for improvement when it comes to travel plans. Whether you’re looking for packing advice or want to know how to find the perfect hotel, the advice in this article should help you put together a fantastic trip. If you are traveling with children, a backpack or other bag packed with new and interesting toys and activities is a good idea. Make sure that these are things they are not normally allowed to play with, or special things for trips only. It will give them something to look forward to and they will be entertained longer. Study up on the area you are going to and take precautions to protect yourself from crime. Some tourist areas have especially high theft rates. It is very important to know about these things before you go. There are often simple precautions you can take to make yourself less of a target. For safe traveling, don’t carry all your valuables in one place. No one wants to deal with missing belongings while on a trip, but if you do have to, it’s better to minimize loss. Put your credit cards, cash, jewelry, and whatever else you value in a variety of […]
December 28, 2016

Spinsters of San Francisco Annual Ball 2016

The Spinsters of San Francisco, a young women’s social and philanthropic organization, celebrated its 86th year with an opulent ball in the Swig Suite of the Fairmont Hotel on June 25, 2016. Social Scene
December 26, 2016

Traveling Got You Frazzled? Try These Tips!

Even though a new travel experience can be lots of fun, it can be accompanied by plenty of stress. Luckily, you can do some simple things to have a much smoother trip. Below you will find some advice on how to plan a successful trip. When traveling, increase your safety and your peace of mind by wearing a money belt. This item is one essential that you cannot go without when traveling, and is barely noticeable to wear. Keep your wallet and your passport safe in your money belt so that no matter what happens, they don’t get lost. If your cellphone will not cover long distance from the place you intend to travel to, it might be a smart idea to invest in a phone card before leaving. A phone card will make calls much less expensive and ensure that you don’t accidentally make any expensive long distance calls. Check out user reviews. The experiences of others who have traveled to the same location can be much more helpful than the biased sales information from the destination itself. Also, check out guest-contributed photos, which will be more real and less doctored than the professional photos. Be sure to look […]
December 25, 2016

Save Lake Tahoe Oscar de la Renta Fashion Show

The League to Save Lake Tahoe held a fashion show August 6th featuring the 2016 resort collection from the house of Oscar de la Renta, the featured designer. The event was sponsored by Saks Fifth Avenue. Social Scene