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June 15, 2013

Bed and Breakfasts in Texas

No matter where you travel in Texas, which is a dramatic mix of scenes from the Wild West complete with cowboys roping horses and oil wells and glassy modern cities, you are bound to find a bed and breakfast with a charming and gregarious host or hostess. This is true whether you are staying in one of the more modern Texas B & B’s among the glass towers of a big cultural and business hub like Houston.


You might also want to plan to do a little fly-fishing on the Galveston coast (where all of the bed and breakfasts are located across the highway from the beach) This recreational area is also a boon for fisherman and nature lovers. Fredericksburg, Texas is an outstanding spot for sportsmen to find year-round opportunities to hunt native and exotic species of animals and has dozens of Texas bed and breakfasts that cater to sportsmen. At these places, many of which are institutions in the area, you can expect see to see a few oversized flying fish on the wall.


If you decide to stay in Houston make sure you take a visit to the space station, which is the home of the United States Space Shuttle. Houston is also famous for its five star fusion cuisines as well its trendy boutiques and artistic sidewalk café scene.  Most of Houston’s bed and breakfasts and little motels are located in this artsy district.


Yet another great place to stay in a Texas bed and breakfast is Dallas, the home of J.R. Ewing and the gang. Dallas hosts numerous million-dollar companies and is a city hat offers some of the worlds most sought after shopping.  If you stay in a bed and breakfast here expect some giant flapjacks to be on your place in the morning. You can find  BedAndBreakfast discount codes at DiscountStorm.com to save some money.


The only thing grander than the huge size of Texas is its cultural diversity. People from all over the globe have settled here through the centuries, weaving a rich tapestry of traditions and art forms. Culturally you will see this reflected in the state’s cuisine, which ranges from Cajun Creole to European to cowboy style.


No matter where you stay in Texas you are likely to be impressed by the “breakfast” part of the Texas BedAndBreakfast experience. Aside from providing the usual tea and crumpets you are likely to find everything from steaks, to pancakes to pork and beans served up to you in the morning.


May 21, 2013

Tips on Renting a Limousine by the Hour

If you are renting from a limousine by the hour then you need to keep  a few things in mind. First of all, the cheapest service is not necessarily the worst service. Never select a limo service based on price alone.  There are no real standards governing the limo industry so a service that charges very high prices may not be any better one that charges lower. You could spend a great deal of money and still end up paying for a crappy car or bad service.


The best thing to do is look up reviews on the service or get the most information that you can from the locals.  Don’t go near companies that have suddenly come up with unexpected charges, have big loopholes in contracts, demand an unrealistic deposit, have dirty cars or rude drivers.  If your car pulls up and it is damaged or if there is anything wrong in any way do not get into it.


Yet another big problem with limousine services is that sometimes they do not show at all.  This can happen if the limousine driver was offered a better flat fee than your hourly deal.  You can easily find out if a limousine service is known for standing people up by searching for reviews from other travellers online.


Usually the hourly cost of the limousine depends on its size and how many it can seat with stretch limos that can seat fourteen to 24 people obviously costing a lot more an hour than ones that only seat four people.


If a limousine seems to experience you can still get a similar experience from some companies who offer a lower price to be driven around hourly in a luxury sedan. Luxury sedans are also less costly.  Hummers and SUVs are the most expensive option when trying to rent glamorous transportation by the hour.


Your hourly rental rate may also vary according to the season. Booking a limo during times of high demand such as on holidays like St. Valentine’s Day or Mother’s Day can be more expensive. They can also be more expensive around Christmas time.  If your transportation requires going a long way then some services will charge you extra for that.


However, in general the hourly rate for a limo varies from anywhere to $35 to $150 depending on all kinds of different factors. These are just very rough guidelines as to what to expect when it comes to limo rental pricing.