Monday, July 25, 2011

Traveling on a Budget - Flying!

Finding great deals on flights can be difficult. Consider the following tips for saving money on your next trip!

  1. Airline Tickets – Plan in advance and visit discount websites to see if there are better deals. While these sites might charge you a service fee ($5 or so), they can easily combine flight segments from different airlines easily to give you a great deal.
  2. Connecting Flights – These can be huge money savers for you, so don’t write it off right away.
  3. Travel Light – Airlines are starting to charge for everything now and if you have 2 bags or more, expect to be charged for it. Remember to not use over sized bags whenever possible and try to keep it all within one bag per person.
  4. Substitute – Think about packing really old clothes (if you plan to buy new ones on the trip). This way, you can keep one luggage and still have room for purchases.
  5. Always Look into Round Trip Tickets – Sometimes one way tickets can be very expensive. Even if you don't need a round trip ticket, it may be cheaper for you to buy one.
  6. Try to Get Back to the Same Airport – Flying in and out of the same airport is almost always cheaper. It’s not only the flight tickets but the car rentals as well.
Of course, all of us at Ramada Downtown Hollywood with you safe travels!

Source: MoneyNing

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Traveling With Children

During the summer, families typically take family vacations! Here are just a few tips for planning ahead when traveling with young children!
  • Speak with a travel agent who is child-friendly. He/she will most likely have knowledge of child-friendly accommodations and airlines.
  • If two parents are traveling with children on a bus or an airplane, consider sitting apart. This way, one parent can nap while the other spends time with the children and vice versa.
  • If traveling by plane, prepare your departure cards or print your boarding passes at home to save time at the airport.
  • If you are parents, be sure to clearly distinguish which responsibilities each of you will be responsible for to ensure your travels run smoothly.
Ramada Downtown Hollywood wishes you safe travels this summer!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Traveling Game - Roadtrip Scavenger Hunt

When you're on the road this summer, kids and adults alike can get bored easily with long drives. Spice up your roadtrip adventures with a scavenger hunt!

Here are a few fun examples for objects to hunt for, based on your location!
Scavenger Hunt:
flashing red light
signs in foreign
food store
railroad tracks
billboard with a
child on it
license plate with "Q"
person with tall boots
person talking on a
cell phone
Scavenger Hunt:
flashing traffic light
food store
someone on a bike
flower garden or
pickup truck
Person walking
a dog
Scavenger Hunt:
railroad tracks
pond or lake
dirt road
gas station
oil pump
(even if it's beside
the road!)

As always Ramada Downtown Hollywood reminds you to travel safely and enjoy your summer adventures!

Source: Mom's Minivan

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Check out the Oakwood Plaza

One of the great destinations in Hollywood, Florida is the Oakwood Shopping Plaza. With over 35 stores, restaurants and hang-outs, the Oakwood Plaza has everything you need - whether you're visiting or are already a resident!

Here are just a few of the great shops in Oakwood!

  • Dave & Buster's
  • Moonlite Diner
  • Big Lots
  • Marshalls
  • Old Navy
  • Petsmart
  • Home Depot
  • TGI Fridays
  • Red Lobster
  • Hollywood Ale House
  • Regal Oakwood 18 Cinema
  • Pearle Vision
  • Big K Mart
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Sweet Tomatoes
  • Famous Footwear
  • and more!!
The best part is that the Oakwood Plaza is minutes from the Ramada Downtown Hollywood. When you're in town, we want you to experience the best South Florida has to offer, from your hotel stay to your shopping sprees!