10 Time-Tested Tips for Traveling With Toddlers

Traveling with toddlers can be torture.

New sights and sounds can be overwhelming to a young child and vacation excitement can quickly turn into temper tantrums if you’re not prepared.

Here are 10 parent-practiced tips to help make traveling with toddlers fun.

1. Choose a family-friendly destination. Skip the crowded tourist destinations and opt instead for a locale that is accustomed to having kids around.

2. Safety first! Always make sure your child’s car seat is properly secured. Also, use a removable window shade to help block the sun.

3. Pack entertainment. “Best bets for entertaining your child in the car and hotel room include favorite books, games, and toys,” says Nancy Wolpert of Nickelodeon Home Entertainment. For all-inclusive entertainment, she recommends two new DVDs that feature a collection of kids’ favorite TV shows. “The Nick Picks and Nick Jr. Favorites DVDs will keep them entertained for hours,” Wolpert promises.

4. Plan rest stops. If you’re driving, break up the monotony by stopping every couple of hours (or more frequently if necessary). Kids need to stretch out after being cooped up in a car for a while. Consider bringing along a ball to kick or throw around during these breaks.

5. Be flexible. Set realistic expectations and let your child soak up the experience at his or her own pace. You might want to limit your activities to one day. Otherwise, you could wind up with an over-stimulated toddler.

6. Bring water and plenty of snacks. Fruit, granola bars, mini juice cartons and small boxes of cereal make for great, healthy snacks.

7. Bring a beloved item. A blankie or cuddly toy will help your toddler feel safe and secure. Be sure to have a replacement on hand, too. It will save you some heartache should the original get lost.

8. Start and end your day early. Kids are at their best in the morning, so plan accordingly.

9. Stick to your routine. Eating, napping and playing at the same time each day may be all your child needs to feel comfortable in a new environment.

10. Take lots of pictures. They’re only young once, so enjoy every moment!

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Charleston South Carolina Hotels – Your Complete Travel Guide.

Where do you like to trip off to for a quick getaway? I think we all have those places that we enjoy time and time again. Those timeless spots that somehow draw us back every year, or even a few times a year. I know I have a few locations that irritate my fancy regardless of the season. One of those retreats is Charleston, South Carolina. This is one of the classic cities left in America. So if you’re looking for something like LA or Las Vegas, this old-world southern town is certainly not it. The first time I visited this city was in 95. I can even recall the first time I laid eyes on the wonderful paved streets. The historic district had a certain incomparable burn to it. My wife and I stayed at a cozy inn that provided complimentary wine and cheese in the night hours. That’s so cool I’ll never forget that hotel. Speaking of lodging, these days you can acquire Charleston South Carolina hotels via the Internet. Times sure are a hanging.

If Charleston, South Carolina is a place you’ve never been, then I suggest you give it a shot. With the variety of Charleston South Carolina hotels at your fingertips, it’s rather easy to plan a two-week vacation or a simple weekend trip. There are a number of facilities to choose from. Since this fine city sits in a coastal state, great seafood and hush puppies are easy to come by. Enjoy a carriage ride through the historic district, or check out the nightlife and fine ales. When you venture off to Charleston, a whole new world is at your disposal. One of the greatest attractions for me was the haunted tour. I encountered this exciting adventure the second time I visited. Like Savanna, Georgia Charleston also provides a tour of its ethereal history
This can be a blast.

Are you searching for Charleston South Carolina hotels well, if you’ve wised up and turned to the World-Wide Web for guidance, then I would suggest some good research? The key factors when browsing for Charleston South Carolina hotels or any hotels for that matter is the quality of the rooms, the price, and the location. If you can find them all, then you’re golden. Your search for Charleston South Carolina hotels is made simple and suitable with the Internet. Plan that perfect
trip today.

How To Simplify Your Life And Travel The World

Tired of the constant stress of your life? Are non-stop phone calls, faxes, email messages, and meetings driving you crazy?

You’re not alone. Studies show most people are stressed to the breaking point. They also would love to simplify their lives and travel the world.

Imagine living on a remote tropical island, enjoying the warm sea breeze, local food, and an easy-going atmosphere. You do this while earning a good income, doing the work you enjoy, and all in a far more relaxed way than you work now.

While this might sound like a scene from a movie or the online offer from a get-rich-quick scheme, simplifying life and traveling the world is rather easy to do — IF your know-how.

Dr. Otto Weizman developed just such a system. Dr. Weizman spent most of his life traveling the world, not as a tourist but running a global business. Over the years he became tired of living out of a suitcase and meeting continuous deadlines. Life was interesting, even exciting, but the stress and demands of business left him tired and frustrated.

Weizman began working out a simple system for anyone who wants to get away from it all and work somewhere else in the world. Based on the vast store of tips and techniques he had learned in his travels, Weizman was able to see opportunity in ways most travelers didn’t even know existed.

1. Start by simplifying your life. Weizman correctly felt the huge onslaught of advertising messages we get every minute of every day is the source of much of our stress. Get off junk mail lists, email lists, and make sure your phone number isn’t on call lists.

2. Rest assured you CAN do the kind of work you love just about anywhere in the world. If you think a person like you could only work in your current country, remember that almost every industry is now truly global. It’s a fair bet there are workers just like you in dozens of desirable locations around the world.

3. Don’t worry about “dropping out” and not being able to stay in touch. Dr. Weizman showed you can stay completely connected via phone, email, and fax even from the most remote desert island. The Internet cafe is a fixture in almost every country of the world. Cell phones are now ubiquitous. If you WANT to be in contact, you will.

4. Keep in mind money flows differently in other countries. Credit cards work well in most places, but take some time to get to know how local residents handle financial transactions. They’ve had the advantage of what method is most reliable, most acceptable, and most economic.

Above all, don’t ever feel like you’re trapped in your current situation. Anyone who takes the time to learn how can freely travel the world, enjoying wonderful destinations, while still earning a good income doing what they love. Most important thing is to always keep your eye open for travel discounts.

Hotels Etc. Excited to Announce Newest Executive & Ground Breaking Changes

To our valued resellers,

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I hope you can hear the drumroll in the background, as we have exciting news for you. A new chapter to announce the evolution of Hotels, Etc. It is our pleasure to welcome, Paul Compton, as our newest member of the corporate team. Paul will be the new Executive Vice President of the Reseller Division of Hotels, Etc.

Paul Compton resides in Austin, Texas, and brings with him decades of experience in building and developing resellers and independent offices throughout the world. For the last 22 years, Paul has worked for some of the largest sales organizations in North America as a Sales Executive. Starting on the streets, door to door, and in the trenches, he was able to grow companies organically from the ground up by building their sales infrastructure to include thousands of resellers and partners. He has been able to lead multiple companies in acquiring billions in new sales all through reseller channels.

Paul is an entrepreneur at heart and thrives on others’ success. He understands the courage and determination entrepreneurs have to have to succeed. In his journey to billions in sales and becoming a millionaire himself, he has created numerous millionaires to share that same success with him and create their own legacy. In fact, his sales organizations have been named some of the Top 50 places to sell at by Selling Power Magazine. But his satisfaction doesn’t stem from this, it is the success he sees each and every reseller create on their own journeys to wealth that drives him daily.

So, please welcome Paul to Hotels Etc. family. Allow him to guide you in your own legacy. Use his years of experience in building that generational wealth we all seek. And, welcome him in mentoring you until you too are the millionaires he seeks to create here at Hotels, Etc.

See you at the TOP!

PS: Hot off Paul’s Desk – Ground Breaking Changes are coming to Hotels Etc and its team of current, future and past resellers. Change that is sure to create the momentum you need going into the Holiday season and into 2020. If you have been sitting on the sideline, join now before 2020! Don’t regret starting now, renewing now, upgrading now, before Paul unleashes his new digital and subscription-based models as well as new pricing. And, here we go…

If you have not locked in your position then now is your time. Visit www.hotelsetc.com/go

Paul Compton
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Disney or Non-Disney World Hotels: Pros and Cons

Deciding on whether to stay on Disney or Non-Disney World hotels is sometimes challenging. To better come up with the best choice for hotel accommodation, here are some of the advantages and disadvantages of staying on or off-site.

Advantages of Staying Off-Site

• When staying off-site, the hotels usually offer more variety of amenities to compensate with its location and they also offer lower prices since staying at hotels situated near Disney World are quite costly

• Normally, hotels located outside Disney World are larger, one huge advantage for those who are traveling in large groups since these hotel rooms are good for 5 to 6 people while Disney hotel rooms are only good for four people regardless of the age of the guest.

• Most offsite hotels offer free transportation to Disney World as well as to other attractions such as Universal and Seaworld while hotels onsite only offer free transportation to Disney parks and they will not take you to the other area attractions in the city.

• Apart from Disney World, Orlando has many other tourist attractions worth exploring and by staying in an offsite hotel, there is easier access to these smaller-scale tourist spots all over the place such as shopping venues, great restaurants and golf courses too.

• A lot of these hotels also offer discounts for Disney World tickets as well as with SeaWorld or Universal if you choose to have your accommodation with them.

• As for the food, breakfast is free and last minute specials even on peak season while Disney properties have no freebies to offer and dining on these onsite hotels can be very costly for what you will get

• A lot of the Disney hotels are already a little old compared to a lot of new hotels being continually established offsite.

Disadvantages of Staying Off-Site

• In terms of quality, there is a great difference between onsite and offsite hotels.

• Free transportation to and from the International Airport will be provided by these onsite hotels.

• Free shuttle service to all of the four parks in Disney World will also be provided. Unlike those in offsite hotels where some share the same shuttle services resulting in a crowded ride, there will be no difficulty finding these free shuttle services even during the busy seasons since they run for every thirty minutes.

• Disney World offers one Magical Hour as they call it to those who choose to have their stay in these Disney properties. The guests will be allowed to enter the park an hour before the guests who are not staying at the Disney World Resort gets to enter.

• Most of the employees working in offsite hotels are not very familiar with the Disney World or perhaps, Orlando in general unlike those who are staffed in these onsite hotels who are trained well to attend to your needs.

• Of course, if you will have your accommodation in these Disney hotels, you will be able to charge stuff to your room giving you a less hassle tour to the park.

• Disney guests also have the chance to have a character tuck the kids to bed before they have that wonderful slumber.