Sit back and enjoy your vacation with these packing tips for travel lovers
Sit back and enjoy your vacation with these packing tips for travel lovers

Vacation is a time for relaxing, forgetting your worries, and leaving your stresses behind. Unfortunately, pre-vacation ends up being a time of high-stress and last-minute panic attacks. You have to go to the bank, stop by the bookstore, buy a new swim suit, print out your boarding passes, and then go back to the store because you forgot to buy sunscreen. Oh, and then there’s packing. We can’t help with your errands, but we can help you pack.

Try these packing tips for travel to lighten your load and hopefully lessen your stress.

  • First and foremost, start packing a few days before your trip. Rush packing lends itself to the overstuffing of unnecessary items.
  • Check the weather so you’re not tempted to bring your whole closet “just in case” it gets hot or cold.
  • Call the hotel to see if they provide towels, blow dryers, and other toiletries. No need to double up.
  • Find out if the resort has a laundry room on site. If they do, put half of your outfits back in their drawers.
  • Choose a comfortable outfit to travel in that you can wear again during your trip.
  • Roll your clothes, don’t fold them.
  • Bring a multi-purpose electronic. No need to bring your iPod, laptop, and your Kindle if you have a device that serves all three purposes.
  • Color coordinate. If your tops and bottoms are in the same color family or they at least complement each other, you can mix and match your way through your vacation.
  • Wear your walking shoes and pack your flip flops. Flats and sandals take up less room in your bag.
  • Use your beach bag as a carry on.
  • And don’t forget to leave room for souvenirs!

Best Vacations Ever! by Preferred Guest Resorts wants you to have the best vacation ever, and part of that includes giving you all of the information you need to make the best of it.  These packing tips for travel are meant to do just that.

family swimming in pool
Affordable family vacations give you something to smile about

Affordable family vacations… an oxymoron? Not according to Best Vacations Ever! by Preferred Guest Resorts.

Turns out, the secret behind affordable family vacations is private-branded resorts. Choose to stay at private-branded resorts, like those offered by Preferred Guest Resorts’ Best Vacations Ever!, and it’s possible for you, your family, and your friends to enjoy an affordable vacation that is free from stress, worry, and inflated costs due to marketing.

When you choose to stay at major hotel brands, you are not just paying for food and shelter; you are paying for their brand recognition. What if you could get the quality and the comfort without the high costs? Major hotel brands pump up their prices because they know they can, and you pay them because you don’t know there is an alternative.

Calypso Cay Resort
Orlando’s Calypso Cay resort offers affordable fun for families and couples

Most vacation membership clubs cater to major names which have a lot to offer, but they tend to be commercial and formulaic. The small, private-label hotels and resorts, like Orlando’s Calypso Cay Resort and Bahama Bay Resort are hidden gems. They offer sincere service, unique features and better prices.

Best Vacations Ever! by Preferred Guest Resorts delivers memorable vacation experiences to all of its guests by offering:

  • A simplistic approach
  • Flexibility
  • Endless possibilities
  • Creative freedom

To give travel-lovers a taste of what these resorts have to offer, Best Vacations Ever! offers free promotional vacation packages that blow other vacation membership clubs out of the water, or should we say, off of the resort.

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The Harry Potter trio courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort.
Experience the largest multi-million-dollar theme park expansion with Best Vacations Ever. Rendering of the Harry Potter trio courtesy of Universal Orlando Resort.

Wizards, Goblins and Ghosts, oh my! That’s right, Toto! We’re not in Kansas anymore! Eclipsing many of the current theme-park additions and expansion, the omnipotent $400-million-dollar Harry Potter expansion is incredibly grand and includes Daigon Alley, a London Waterfront and so much more at Universal Orlando Resort®. The expansion is double the size than expected and fully transports guests to London and the mystical, spellbinding world of Harry Potter. The well-though-out and planned expansion is literally one for the history books, as one of the largest in Orlando, and includes so much more than Daigon Alley and the London Waterfront, such as other Harry Potter areas and numerous  attractions, rides, shops, activities

Miracle vacations can come true on a fixed travel budget, especially with Best Vacations Ever.
Miracle vacations, like our rogue personal vacation, can come true on a fixed travel budget, especially with Best Vacations Ever and trips like Orlando getaways visiting Cinderella’s magical castle.

Money is the biggest issue when traveling, whether near or far destinations. Travel expenses can add up quickly, which I was recently reminded of while taken on a rogue pleasure trip (cruise) with my son. A vacation filled with a lot of Caribbean island hopping in various destinations. Receiving a certain amount of money for graduation and a fixed amount for a cruise, he desperately wanted to go on, he had to learn how to spend a fixed budget for two in the thriftiest ways. As an avid traveler, he has had access to my virtual Rolodex of travel-savings tips. By stretching and using our dollars wisely, we were actually able to do so much more than we expected by going rogue, experiencing my son’s dream-come-true location and visiting various islands and cultures he and I had always wanted to visit in more active, island invested ways rather than restricting ourselves to just one or maybe two long, often singular shore excursion per visit. Being thrifty spenders and setting a travel-budget expense for each day and a making