Thursday, June 19, 2014

Booking a Vacation Rental with The Palms!

Going away on vacation doesn't mean sacrificing the comforts of home. Choosing to rent a private house in the Orlando/ Disney Area can bring another level of fun, rest, and relaxation to your experience. It's a way to take a look into the life in a new place from a local's point of view, usually at a better cost. Finding a vacation rental isn't any more of strenuously task than finding a good hotel. A lot of vacationers are so use to the hotel routine, they aren’t aware of all the options there is for a vacation rental private home. Take a look at our website at thepalmsatdavenport.com. We have been booking our home close to ten years and have serviced many families. Many vacation rentals near Disney offer little compared to the quality of amenities you receive when you rent our Davenport vacation home. The Palms at Lake Davenport Estates offers a combination of experience in the vacation rental industry and attention to detail. Situated in the five star community of Lake Davenport Estates, this four-bedroom, two-bathroom vacation rental is located only minutes from Disney World, theme parks and golf. With beautifully appointed rooms and rates to suit every budget, this vacation rental near Disney will provide a spacious and comfortable setting that will allow you to enjoy your vacation in style. There are lots of homes to choose from and every home is different, avoid assumptions and make sure to ask us about anything that is important to you. Most homes will have Complimentary Wi-Fi included at the home, but some homes do not! Find out which homes do and don’t if that is important to you and your vacation! Make sure you read all terms and conditions and know what you are dealing with before committing. Ask about specials and deals! Our website will provide any specials on the homepage and on our Specials page! Questions you might have. Ask as many as you want, that is what we are here for! This will help you know what to expect and start to build a trust with The Palms!

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Cell Phone Bill Shock

As technology rapidly advances, it has become increasingly common to hear shocking accounts of people traveling abroad and being slapped with outrageously high roaming cellular phone and data bills, as illustrated in a recent Wall Street Journal article. While overseas, calling home or using any smart phone internet device for only a short period of time, can amount to hundreds of dollars being wasted in unexpected charges. Leading experts in the field have warned about this alarming new trend. Even savvy travelers are stunned with an enormous phone and internet bills after a vacation or business trip. The Wall Street Journal (April 18, 2012) titled "Stuck With a $10,000 Cellphone Bill" from international cell phone charges, pointed this out as an increasingly new common phenomenon. So what options are there to avoid an unpleasant surprise? The Journal recommended Travelcell.com as a solution to beat the high costs and inconveniences. John Reynolds from San Diego, who frequently travels to Europe and came back with outrageous charges before switching to travelcell.com, said "I saved over $3000 by using Travelcell when I traveled to France". Better then taking a USA phone while traveling abroad, which would incur extremely high fees, and internet updates invisible to iPhone users, the best recommended solution is to rent or buy an international voice sim card, data sim card, cell phone, or blackberry device from TravelCell. Travel worry-free, secure in the knowledge that you got the best deal on your international cell phone from TravelCell. TravelCell offers phone and data rentals to every country, with the lowest rates per minute, and unlimited free incoming calls in many popular travel destinations! It's the easy solution - check out their website travelcell.com for more information on rates and placing orders. TravelCell Current Specials Include: Olympics in the UK Special: Free TravelCell phone rental with unlimited free incoming calls while the UK! Rent a TravelCell Blackberry for Europe, and receive unlimited data, with the lowest per minute rates! 2 for 1- rent any TravelCell phone, and your companion gets one free! If you are planning a group or business mission abroad, TravelCell offers customized discounted packages. Rent a mobile hotspot and be in touch worldwide for less! About TravelCell TravelCell is the leading international cell phone, mobile internet, and satellite rental and sales company, offering the lowest rates and the best service in the industry. TravelCell has been providing excellent rates and services for more than 12 years! Check out our exciting new offers and products including Blackberry, USB Modems, MIFI Devices, IPad Solutions, and GPS for all over the world. Please contact us for special corporate, group and student plans. www.travelcell.com call today: 877-CELL PHONE (877-235-5746)

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

How to save money on airfare

Timing is everything when it comes to getting the best airfare. This applies to when you decide to travel — and when you buy. In the past, prices might drop as the departure date approached in order to fill seats. But higher fuel prices and fuller planes mean that now you’re less likely to score a last-minute deal. But don’t fret. Here’s what you can do to find a good deal on airfare. 1.Know how far in advance to book While there’s no exact science, you can make informed choices by looking at the booking timeframes from the past year during which travelers paid the lowest airfares on average. Domestic flights have been cheapest on average about six weeks in advance of the flight, according to Airlines Reporting Corporation (ARC), which supplies data based on historic trends of actual purchases. But six weeks isn’t a hard and fast rule. Begin searching three to four months in advance for U.S. travel and book if a good value crops up. For European travel, the booking window that yielded the lowest prices last year, on average, was 21 to 22 weeks, while for the Caribbean, 11 to 12 weeks yielded the lowest fares, on average, in winter last year, according to a recent report in the New York Times using data from ARC. 2.Consider shoulder season travel to popular destinations To save money on a trip to Europe, consider flying in late August or early September when prices tend to drop. For the Caribbean, consider early December or after mid-April when prices are generally lower. 3.Don’t limit your searches to certain times of the week George Hobica of Airfarewatchdog.com says that while many airlines have advertised sales on Tuesday and Wednesday, the best fares are unadvertised and can pop up at any hour of the week. If you only search certain days, you may miss out on some great deals. One strategy is to sign up for fare alerts from sites like Airfarewatchdog to find out about the lowest fares from your home city. New DOT rules now allow you to cancel your flight for a full refund within 24 hours, so if you book and something better pops up shortly after – you can rebook with no penalty. 4. Follow your favorite airlines on Twitter and Facebook Airlines often post time-sensitive airfare deals on their social media sites. Those who follow them will be the first to know about these deals that can come and go quickly. 5. Fly on less popular days and times Fly on Tuesdays, Wednesday, or Saturdays for lower fares. And keep in mind that early morning flights and overnight flights can often offer the lowest rates. 6. Use online tools Fly.com has a fare calendar that allows you to see the lowest fares for flights from your city taking off in the next 90 days. It can also show the cheapest day to fly your select route in a given timeframe. Bing.com/travel will calculate whether the flight you’re booking is likely to go up or down in price with a handy “buy now” or “buy later” recommendation.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Starbucks to open at Disney Parks

After waiting in line for hours at Space Mountain or getting jostled around on Test Track, many weary parents realize there isn’t really a child in all of us and need a serious coffee jolt to make it through their Disney Vacations. Starbucks Coffee Company and Walt Disney Parks and Resorts announced Monday they were partnering to open up Starbucks stores at Disney theme parks in California and Florida. Turns out Disney customers have been craving Starbucks coffee for a while. “Many of our guests have shared their passion for Starbucks with us, and we look forward to making their feedback a reality as we debut the first location at Disney California Adventure,” said Maribeth Bisienere, vice president, food and beverage line of business for Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, in a statement. French Disney patrons, however, may have carried some more weight when it came to getting their java Jones on because Disney Village at Disneyland Paris has had a Starbucks shop since 2009. Indeed, French citizens do consume more coffee than their U.S. counterparts, according to Euromonitor.com. In the United States, coffee options at Disney properties have been limited. Disney World, for example, has been known for its “bland brew,” according to Disney expert and About.com writer on Florida travel, Samantha McNesby, who has written about Disney’s coffee for her blog. But are some good coffee options if you have the inside java track, including the Kona Café at the Polynesian Resort, she writes. But soon, it will be easier than ever to find fancy, high-priced coffee drinks when Mickey and Goofy end up getting the best of you. The first of six Starbucks cafes will open at Disney California Adventure this summer, according to a joint release from Starbucks and Disney, and then the coffee shops are slated to open at Disneyland Park and Walt Disney World Resort, including locations at Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney's Hollywood Studios, and Disney's Animal Kingdom. The stores will be selling an array of Starbucks beverages, including the well-known Frappuccino drinks. Hopefully, Mickey and friends are bringing home a good paycheck. Such beverages are going to set them back quite a bit, about $4.50 for a Venti Coffee Frappuccino. Some day, Starbucks may haunt you no matter where you go on vacation. There are Starbucks shops on two Royal Caribbean cruise ships; and even one on the ski slopes of Squaw Valley ski resort in California, said company spokeswoman Alisa Martinez.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Disney's Avatar deal: Let's get ready to travel




Disney's Avatar deal: Let's get ready to travel

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Opting for vacation homes near Disney World

Disney World is the main attraction in Orlando, and for good reason. A vacation to Disney World is surely a pricey one, thus people try to save on other things such as by opting for a cheaper stay. A vacation home is a perfect example of this. If you stay in a vacation home near Disney World, it would be a profitable deal for you. You can save money by doing so in many ways. If the vacation home you stay in, lies in proximity to the Disney world then you can save your time and fare as well. Moreover, a stay in a vacation home can be enjoyed almost in the same price to that of a hotel with all the amenities. Vacation homes come in different range and sizes. So, you can choose one depending on your budget and requirement.

Disney to build 'Avatar' attraction in theme parks

Disney to build 'Avatar' attraction in theme parks

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

LegoLand Florida Opening Fall 2011

LEGOLAND Florida, opening October 2011, is a 150-acre family theme park located in Winter Haven, just 45 minutes southwest of the Orlando theme parks or downtown Tampa. The Park will offer interactive attractions, family rides, shows, restaurants, shopping and beautiful landscape specifically geared for families with children ages 2 to 12.

With more than 50 rides, shows and attractions, LEGOLAND is geared towards family fun! There are currently four other LEGOLAND Parks in the world – LEGOLAND California in Carlsbad, LEGOLAND Billund in Denmark, LEGOLAND Deutschland near Günzburg, Germany and LEGOLAND Windsor outside of London. The LEGOLAND theme parks are a part of Merlin Entertainments Group, the second largest attractions operator in the world. For the most current information, log on to www.LEGOLAND.com.