Purchasing an RV Travel Trailer

There are many RV travel trailer manufacturers who are scattered all over. With all of them claiming to be the best in the business, it might become a daunting task to really pick the best and buy that. However, the good thing is that you do not have to burn fuel traveling all over seeking the best RV travel trailers, but you can shop straight from the comfort of your living room because the trailer manufacturers have gone online.

With all the variety that we have in the market, it might be quite hard to pick one and stick with and therefore even you go shopping for an RV trailer online, you had better be well equipped in your mind as to what it is that you really want. This is easy because all you have to do is analyze your RV travel trailer needs and then start hunting.

Finding a trailer is easy, and ordering for one is even easier. However, the hardest thing is finding the trailer because you have got to find it before you can order it. The good thing is that with the internet, it should be easy to research in the market and order your RV travel trailer just in time for your vacation with the kids.

First, you have to make up your mind what it is that you really want. What size of an RV do you want? Where will you store it? Do you have the money for the monthly payments as well as the down payments? There are so many factors to consider here such that it is wise to first sit down and analyze your needs fully before you go out into the market.

Before you buy, just login to the internet first and see what opinions and reviews you can find there from other RV users who have purchased theirs. The best person to get news about a certain product from is always the consumer because they are never biased. You will also be able to make comparisons of the models of RV Travel trailers that we have in the market today and buy what suits you.

When you go out to buy RV travel trailer, remember that it is an investment just like a car or a home, you will be required to organize for financing and take care of the insurance. If you are ready for those two aspects, then you are on your way to owning an RV of your choice. Just remember not to buy blindly because most likely, this is one vehicle that you will want to dispose of for a good price after you have used it for a long time.

This will be a good investment for vacationing with the whole family. You can save a lot of money up to 70% more than when you use other means for vacationing. You can then use the money that you save up to arrange further vacations. Having an RV travel trailer will assure you of many more vacations.

Spain Will Host USA In Madrid For The Davis Cup Semifinal

The president of the Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) Pedro Muñoz, has confirmed that the soon coming Davis Cup semifinal will take place in the capital city of Spain.

Benidorm, Gijon, Madrid and Santa Cruz de Tenerife were announced as the four cities chosen from the initial ten cities that bid to host the tie. Barcelona, Jerez de la Frontera, Malaga, Marbella, Murcia and Santander were the unsuccessful cities.

The Spanish tennis players announced in Rome, that with this fact, they broke all contacts with the president of the Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) Pedro Muñoz, supporter of the Madrid candidacy instead of the other cities as Benidorm, Tenerife or Gijon.

From the 19th to the 21st of September 2008 the well known Bull fighting arena in Madrid (Las Ventas) will join thousands of tennis lovers in this beautiful city despite of the opinion of the Spanish tennis players who will have preferred to play at sea level, considering that Madrid is at 600 meters from sea level and this issue makes a quickest game for the USA players.

The city of Madrid and the accommodations in the town will get crowded for that dates, so it is recommended to get ready with the lodging in advanced. Good connections with public transports between the Plaza de Toros de la Ventas (Bull fighting Arena) and holiday apartments in Madrid for the stay would be smart for those who will travel to Madrid for this event where the Spanish tennis players will give as much as they can to win.

Travel Agents – The Value They Provide

Most Internet “surfers” are of the volition that online travel websites are the cheapest means to book travel.  This is not necessarily so. 

Travel professionals who tap into the right resources will have a plethora of information at their fingertips.  They are constantly receiving updated promotions from the various suppliers they use.  Besides if the “surfer” finds a great price on a vacation package, the travel professional with the help of his suppliers, can meet and/or sometimes beat the pricing by a few dollars.  If you were traveling, wouldn’t you want to be able to call and speak with and possibly meet with the travel consultant you’re working with?

Utilizing the skills of a travel consultant will certainly provide you the most “bang for your buck” in my humble opinion.  Granted there are some who are more skilled than others, but isn’t that something you’ll find in any field (ex:  accountant, attorneys, doctors).  While you might perhaps consider getting a second opinion from these professionals, why not do the same when researching for a qualified travel agent.  There are several ways of doing so.  While surfing the Internet is the easiest means of locating a travel consultant, one should do due diligence about finding out about this person’s credibility.  Why not make an appointment to meet with one!  If they’re not amenable to meeting with you to interview, then it might be a strong possibility that this person who is calling themself a professional, very well may turn out to be one who does so for a hobby. 

Most travel professionals pride themselves that they are educated in their field and receive a designation (or credentialing) from the Travel Institute.  If a travel consultant has a designation, it is a pretty good indication that they are serious about their profession.  Designations include CTA, CTC, MCC, to name a few and.  These would appear after the travel consultant’s name.

Another key indication that the person they would want to assist you with your travel arrangements, is to go to some of the supplier websites (i.e. Sandals, Beaches, Royal Caribbean, Princess).  Some, not all, suppliers will have a “travel agent locator” on their website and if you search the zip code, the travel professional’s name will appear if they have taken extensive courses with the help of their travel supplier.  Please know, however, that this is not the case with all suppliers.  

Once the traveler has identified a true travel professional, they have a friend for life who will want to share their own personal experiences with.

Credit Card Traps For Overseas Traveler

With every item you purchase abroad your credit card company is extracting a secret fee. You will have to pay a conversion to foreign currency fee every time you use your credit card outside of the United States. Ordinarily, you probably would not be aware of these secret fees until you got home to your statement.

For instance, if you buy a pair of slacks in Rome and the cost of those slacks is $300, they may show up on your statement as $309 because your card issuer charged a two percent “conversion” or “transaction” fee, and Visa, Master Card, AMEX, or whatever card you hold charged another one percent. Recent regulations have been passed requiring your credit card issuer to make you aware of these fees, but they are still, usually, buried in the fine print.

There are ways to avoid excesses of these charges.

o Make as many purchases as possible, pertaining to your trip, from home. Purchase accommodations, airfare, and car rental before you leave. You will save yourself the “conversion” and “transaction” fees on these items.

o While overseas, use debit cards to make as many purchases as possible. This will eliminate those “conversion” and “transaction” fees, also.

o All major card companies now offer stored-value cards. You can use these cards abroad instead of your card. There is usually an up-front fee for these cards, but they will save you the big conversion fees.

o Do not convert your currency at the airport or the hotel where you are staying. There are big charges for this service at these places.

o Contrary to popular opinion, avoid traveler’s checks. Traveler’s checks charge a rate of seven percent at point of purchase plus additional conversion fees. Traveler’s checks will be almost double in cost compared to using your card.

o Double-check all the information pertaining to the use of your card abroad. Go to your credit card issuer’s website and research their policies, limitations, and requirements for use of your credit card overseas. If “conversion” or “transaction” fees are not listed on the website, call customer service and ask about these traveling fees. They will have to tell you when you ask.

Your credit card is a good tool when traveling overseas. Just be aware that there are fees connected to the “privilege” of using your credit card when abroad. You may find these fees acceptable to you in exchange for the convenience.