Archive for May, 2011

Families Need a Break! Plan Your Family Vacation Today

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011


 

With the end of the school year approaching, many parents and children are feeling stressed and tired.  A great reward for your family and yourself would be taking a fun and relaxing vacation this summer. Recently, CNN has published several articles related to vacations under a series called “No-vacation nation”.  Although most of these articles focused on why vacations are good for the mind and soul of the US workers, they also include great tips and recommendations for vacation planners.


For example, the article called “Perils of the family vacation”, also titled “Coping with the heaven, hell, and humor of family travel” is excellent reading for families going on vacation with kids and teenagers. Following up on some of these helpful planning tips could make a huge difference on your ability to enjoy a vacation when traveling with small kids or teens. 



Another very useful article is the one called “Vacation tips on how to truly unplug” – which is recommended for those that are wired 24x7 and have a hard time “unplugging” themselves from electronics and day-to-day activities while on vacation.



Most experts agree that the best way to relax your mind is to take a vacation.  When planning a vacation getaway, those planning a vacation need to think about these 3 essential items in their vacation planning checklists (not necessary in this order): 



Vacation Planning Essential Checklist:



[    ] What place to visit – There are so many beautiful places to visit out there.   We suggest you get together with your family or friends and make a list of the top 5 or 10 places you would like to visit.  Also, write down the main reason why you would like to visit each place. Once you have narrowed it down to the top 2 or 3, you can toss a coin or vote.



[    ] How to get there and move around – Once you have decided on the place you would like to visit this summer, then decide the best transportation method to get there.  You can fly, rent a car, or drive your own vehicle.  



[    ] Where to stay – You can stay in a hotel room, a vacation home, or a bed and breakfast.  No matter where you decide to stay, at RENTalo, you can inquire for free on nearly 15,000 destinations worldwide and receive offers from a broad range of vacation lodging options.



TIP: Some people prefer to stay with relatives or friends to save some money.  Something to consider is that staying with a relative or friend may mean losing your own privacy, and/or could make other people uncomfortable. 



We hope you enjoy your summer vacation! Rentalo Team

Refererences:
-CNN’s No-Vacation Nation Series Index:
http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/web/05/26/no.vacation.tech/

RentALO Mobile Appl Now in iTunes – Try it Today!

Monday, May 2nd, 2011


RENTaloVacation Lodgings is a new travel app now available in iTunes for download to iPhones, iPods, and iPads.


This friendly iTunes app makes it easy for leisure and business travel planners to search,  inquire, and compare deals on hotels, vacation rentals, and bed  and breakfasts.


Mobile users can easily view listing’s descriptions,  photos, amenities, nearby attractions, and location maps.  Mobile users  can also ‘Submit Inquiry’ feature to broadcast  destination-based inquiries and received offers directly from listing  owners that meet their lodging needs.
RENTalo Mobile App is compatible with iPhones, iPod touch, and iPads, and requires Apple iOS 3.0or later. For more details about this app, please click here.

DOWNLOAD APP



What Next? Rentalo is also releasing its application in the Google's Droid Market in the upcoming weeks, so please stay tuned!.

What about travelers using other mobile phones? All other mobile users with internet browsing capability can take advantage of all RENTtalo's app features via Rentalo's website for mobiles at http://m.rentalo.com (compatible for iPhones, Droids, and Backberry phones).



Go Mobile & Start Planning Your Next Vacation Today!

Also read: RentALO Reaches Travelers with iTunes Appl, iPhones & More!