Monthly Archives: October 2016

Planning is the Key to a Great Last-Minute Vacation

Posted by Ben D Date: October 6, 2016

Travelers seeking a spontaneous last-minute vacation have more options than ever. Today, a weekend expedition is never far away. Savvy tourists will find a multitude of travel apps, resources and websites that specialize in last minute vacation deals. For those who like to experience freedom, exhilaration and wanderlust, cheap vacations can turn any part of the world into a virtual oyster. Now, anyone can take off with part of their trip planned. Adding to your plans as you go is a great way to capitalize on the many cheap last-minute deals that are available everywhere.

Finding Last-Minute Deals

Tourists who are looking for great travel deals have two options. They can book each item separately, or they can book cheap all inclusive vacations for a quick last-minute getaway without all of the painstaking planning. Packages for cheap all inclusive vacations cover everything from airfare, lodging and rental cars to food and drink. Package vacations are a great option for deal-seekers who want to know exactly how much their vacation will cost before they leave.

Popular Travel Apps

Travel apps have revealed many secret last-minute travel deals that used to be hard to find. Some travel apps are designed specifically for those looking for deep discounts. By using a smartphone, travelers can find last-minute offers from airlines and hotels around the world. These exclusive deals can be delivered directly to any phone. Then, travelers can book instantly and receive online confirmation numbers in minutes.

Staying Organized

Cheap vacations booked at the last minute don’t need to be hectic. There are a lot of digital tools and apps that can store your flight information, hotel confirmation and rental car reservation in one place. There are also plenty of travel tools that allow vacationers to check rates instantly, translate common phrases and calculate currency conversions in the blink of an eye. By using these high-tech tools, travelers can stay organized and feel confident that they found the best deal available.

Traveling with Pets

Pet owners have additional responsibilities, but this doesn’t mean that they can’t plan a great last-minute vacation too. If you’re planning to travel with your pet, it’s important to book your flight at least 48 hours in advance. Many airlines have time and number restrictions for pets flying in the cabin or in the baggage hold. If you’re planning to board your dog instead, check with your veterinarian several days in advance to make sure that your pet has the appropriate vaccinations before your vacation begins.

Last-Minute Travel Tips

Travel technology puts a slew of tools at your fingertips. There are travel apps for booking vacations, locating regional deals and finding local restaurants. For travel assistance, you can connect with problem solvers on Twitter. Many major travel brands and airlines offer Twitter support where travelers can receive assistance with missed flights and other travel issues. To get the most from cheap vacations and last minute vacation deals, always check online rates before accepting a quote from the provider.

Finding A Reputable Breeder Of Your Purebred Puppy

Posted by Ben D Date: October 3, 2016

A person who wants a purebred puppy should must be very careful when it comes to the breeder. Everyone’s heard of the atrocious puppy mills where the bitches are bred until they’re exhausted, where dogs are inbred and where the conditions are generally ghastly. The potential owner should also try to avoid buying a puppy from a pet store, for though the cages where the puppies are kept might look clean and the puppy look well-fed there’s no way of knowing whether the puppy came from a mill. A healthy-seeming pet store puppy might develop problems as it matures.

What Kind of Dog For You?
The first thing a owner should do is decide what kind of dog is best for his or her family and household. Does the family live in an apartment? Then they might not want a big dog that needs a lot of room like a mastiff. Do they have children? They might want a child friendly dog like a golden retriever. Are some people in the household a little allergic to dogs but want one anyway? Then the family might pick a dog that doesn’t shed.

When the family’s decided what sort of purebred dog they want, they should look around for reputable breeders. They might ask their usual veterinarian for a referral or look up referrals through the American Kennel Club or other organizations.

Signs of a Good Breeder
One sign of a good breeder is that they won’t be in too much of a hurry to sell a puppy. A good breeder only breeds a bitch once a year, if that. This raises the chances that the mother and her litters will be healthy. The good breeder will also have such a stellar reputation that they’ll probably have a long waiting list as well.

The potential owner should be wary of buying a puppy over the internet and should visit the kennel. The breeder should allow this and indeed be happy to show a potential owner around. The kennel should be clean, sweet-smelling and well-lit. The dogs should look and be healthy and happy. The owner and his or her family should be able to interact with both the puppy’s mother and father, if he’s around. Both dogs should have good temperaments as well as good health and should not be fearful or aggressive. If the mother is fearful or aggressive, she may pass these traits on to her puppies.

Questions To Ask
The breeder should also be happy to answer any questions that the potential owner has. Among them are:

Has the puppy been tested for health problems?
The breeder should have a certificate giving the puppy a clean bill of health.

Do you have a guarantee?
A breeder should be amenable to having the owner have his or her own veterinarian give the puppy a health check and then taking the puppy back if there’s something seriously wrong with it. A breeder should also be happy to answer questions and give the owner some guidance throughout the life of the dog.