Thursday, July 9, 2009
It was 20 years ago the Berlin Wall fell overnight from 9 - 10 November 1989, a historical event of global significance!
Discover something a bit different by stepping off the your scheduled itinerary path and have fun! The Fun Tour Guru
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Double trouble on a Europe car rental
Beware of foreign-language contracts, and put any complaint in writing, when renting a car abroad through companies such as AutoEurope
(Note: I use AutoEurope to reserve and have never had any challenges with them. Perhaps, this is reason why using a Professional Travel Consultant to assist is of good value. You are not alone in the follow up. You have someone on your side.)
Monday, July 6, 2009
Another idea to save money on your souvenir purchases when you travel is to purchase garden seeds which are local to the region. These make great gifts to give to people, or keep for yourself.
When you try to grow plants and trees that you often look at through your vacation photos, it is returning to the trip experience once again. These are simple and easy to pack in your bags to take home with you (not extra weight).
Even your friends will have fun trying to grow these unique, and sometimes exotic plants from other regions. Of course, be sure to ask about any guidelines or procedures about buying these. Most procedures are geared to actual growing plants, and not seeds.
Have fun on your vacations! And, turn down the street that is not on your plan, to make a pleasant discovery. The Fun Tour Guru.
Friday, July 3, 2009
One way I save money on my vacation trips is that I like to be conservative with my souvenir purchases. This does not mean that I need to stay away from shopping. Nor, does this mean that I need to stay out of the high-end retail stores.
When I travel, I look for smaller items like charms to purchase which I may bring home and make some type of jewelry like earrings, necklaces, clothing pins, or key chains. This might be for my own souvenirs, or I will make gifts for family and friends.
Charms are less expensive to purchase than the actual larger piece of jewelry item and you may decide what you actually want to use them for after you arrive home from your vacation trip. These charms are small, and do not take up much space in your travel bags – either checked or carry-on bags. You may wrap them and insert them in your personal bag (cosmetics for women, shaving/personal needs for men).
It is fun to wear them in numerous different forms which you personally make. Yes, men might use on tie clips or key chains or with their cell phone carriers. And, it is definitely a way to start a conversation and talk about the great trip you took when you go to social events if you are shy. I discovered other people like to talk about these same trip stories which I take; even though they did not go with me.
After you get home, locate a favorite Bead Shop in your city and explore what they have available for you to make gifts. These may be very simple, by simply adding the earring hooks for pierced ear rings, or for more creative types, adding other charms and beads to what you are creating.
I have a set of sterling silver "royal coronation crown" earrings and "royal jewels chest" necklace (they are replicas) that I purchased at Harrods Department Store in London. I always smile when I wear them, remembering my escorted tour through
Remember, you do not have to spend a large quantity of money while shopping on vacation!
Be safe on your vacation trips this year, and remember to turn down that street that is not on your plan, to make a new discovery. ~ The Fun Tour Guru