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A Trip To San Francisco- Ways To Move Around San Francisco In Easy Way

San Francisco, California, is a densely-populated, large region within the state, a city and a county at the same time. Counting its inhabitants, it gets to be the 12th best populated in whole America. As for the density, it is the second in the USA. Being a transportation hub, the greatly developed infrastructure can be well complicated – to new visitors especially. Here are the best ways to get around as a tourist, with useful tips for those who experience SF for the first time.

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Getting There

As an outsider you may want to know the most convenient ways of getting to San Francisco: by air and by water. Its busy airport, a leader in security and customer service, was the first large US airport to benefit of fully integrated and automated baggage screening. The airport is located 13 miles South of the city and is being served by about 50 airlines. Also, it has its own BART station connecting it to SF and the East Bay. BART subway system can be accessed from any of the 4 terminals by taking the SFO’s Air Train. For a limousine operator’s service it is necessary to make a reservation and also to arrange a pick-up location in advance. Travelers may also reach San Francisco by ferry.

Renting a Private Car as a Visitor

Travelers visiting San Francisco should avoid hiring a private car for themselves because finding a parking place can be a huge problem. Thus, moving around the city in a car by yourself could take much more time than initially thought. If you eventually get to have a parking place, you can expect to pay much for it. The regular rate is of $6 per hour. If you still happen to be driving around, note that the streets that go straight up and then down the hill can be difficult to deal with. Nevertheless, these are tempting for the beautiful views they offer. It is better to check these as a pedestrian, since the city is compact and walking is no trouble.

The Famous San Francisco Cable Car System

The cable car system has been in operation since 1872, and its vehicles represent the only moving landmark of the nation. There are three lines passing through the central area and their speed is a constant 9.5 miles per hour. Two of these lines take passengers to the best known shopping and banquet area, in Fisherman’s Wharf. The destination points are the Powell and Market streets. Note that, if the cars are full, they don’t stop to take in more passengers. If these vehicles cause excitement and curiosity, it would be good for one to visit the Cable Car Museum, an excellent educative spot for kids as well. It is free to visit and will let you discover so much more about these trademark cable cars.

What You Should Know About the Bus System

Tourists and locals of the Golden City by the Bay equally prefer to ride the bus.

But beware, #30 to Chinatown, especially during rush hour, turns into a cramped boiling pot

MUNI is the denomination for the city’s bus and streetcar system, and is known for being crowded and sometimes irregular. However, if you are looking for cheap means of transportation, this is it.

The buses San Francisco visitors love are the double Decker buses, which are mainly for sightseeing and stop at every place that’s worthy to take a look at. You can dial 511 to access information on the city’s transportation systems. In any case, if one will mix the public transportation methods in San Francisco, no spot is to be missed, as the various means cover the entire area.

Jane Elizabeth is a travel freak. She also shares her travel experiences with her readers through her writing.

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The 5 top romantic things to do in Australia

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A persuasive argument can be made that Australia is romantic by design. Walking and riding trails perfect for getting time together with that special someone are scattered throughout the land. This, however, is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to finding romantic things to do in Australia. Here are five suggestions:

Royal Botanic Gardens (Melbourne)

Located near the centre of Melbourne, Victoria, the iconic botanical gardens are an ideal place to go for a romantic setting. Nestled on the south bank of the Yarra River, landscaped gardens offer a unique mix of native and non-native plants, flowers, and other colorful vegetation. Take a romantic walk and enjoy the sights. Nearby destinations located between the Yarra River and St. Kilda Road worth visiting include:

  • Kings Domain
  • Alexandra Gardens
  • Queen Victoria Gardens

Note: A walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens featuring a live harp concert can be enjoyed Tuesdays in the summer.

Arkaba Walk (South Australia)

Explore Australia’s famed outback with a romantic adventure along the ancient Flinders Ranges. Guided tours are available so that you and your companion can soak up the impressive history of this region. Spend some time together around the campfire or camping under the star-filled skies.

Surfing (New South Wales)

Enjoy some romantic surfing together at popular destinations such as Tamarama, Bronte, or Bondi. If you and your special one are into adventure, head to Avalon and Palm Beach for some killer waves and plenty of surfing fun. Just north of Sydney, visit Newscastle or Avoca Beach. Going south, you’ll find Royal National Park; a perfect spot for a romantic picnic.

Sydney Opera House

If culture is your idea of a romantic activity, you’ll find plenty of entertaining choices at the historic Sydney Opera House. Enjoy performances by Opera Australia, The Australian Ballet, the Sydney Theatre Company and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Tours are also available. The view at night is about as romantic as you can get.

Food and Wine

Australia presents a delightful mix of delicious cuisine and award-winning wines. Enjoy crocodile sausage, a fresh seafood platter – and just about anything in between – at the many restaurants and dining destinations located throughout Australia. Romantic food and wine destinations worth considering include:

  • Yarra Valley, VIC – Take a romantic visit to nearly 60 wineries scattered throughout this region. Gourmet restaurants can also be found here to further add to the romantic experience.
  • Darwin’s Mindil Beach Sunset Market (Dawin, NT) – Sample Asian-Pacific delights every Thursday from May through October in a tropical setting. Over 60 food stalls await you and your special someone while casually strolling from one taste to the next.
  • Coal River, TAS – If cool-climate wines set a romantic mood for you, this is the place to visit. Sip on award-winning chardonnays while enjoying a gorgeous view. Don’t forget to visit the historic village of Richmond to cap off the day.

When taking advantage of all of the romantic activities Australia has to offer consider having an online florist deliver flowers to your special someone. It’s a very romantic way to start, or finish the day.

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Top 10 Apartments in the World

Many people aspire to the apartment life; it brings up images of high flying professionals and creative people living in the city. There’s something very unique about living in an apartment, it’s your own space, and you can deck it out in unique furniture, designer wallpaper, and one of a kind accessories. If you live in a city, the apartment could be your escape from the hustle and bustle, or it could be your party pad, where you entertain guests and host incredible get-togethers. Whatever you want to use your apartment for, you may need some inspiration. Here’s our top 10:

  1. 1.     A Belgian Dwelling

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This apartment in Antwerp, Belgium is in the neoclassical style. It’s a unique apartment because it is a ‘Gallery Home’, that means they work with galleries to get a new set of unique furniture every now and then. They furniture that they use may be a designer piece, a concept piece, or even one of a kind. It must be exciting to live with all that wonderful and expensive furniture, but the catch is their home is sometimes open to the public.

  1. 2.      Belle Isle, Miami

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Belle Isle is a development near Miami on an artificial island. The residents on the island enjoy a tropical island style setting and a lot of luxury apartments in a secluded spot! It’s perfect if you’re looking to live the celebrity lifestyle.

  1. 3.     Lukas Kordik’s Apartment

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Lukas Kordik’s apartment uses pops of colour in a quite industrial themed design to provide points of interest in his unique apartment.

  1. 4.     Paris Apartment

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Who would have thought using so much black in an apartment could make it look so effortlessly chic? If you have quite a bright apartment, try using black paint to duplicate this look.

  1. 5.     Girly Apartment

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If you want a girly but very glamorous apartment, you might want to stick to a neutral colour scheme like the one shown above, then just add sweet details in pink, and decadent accessories like chandeliers and fashion table books.

  1. 6.     Warehouse Chic

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Sometimes the most decadent apartments have a harsh contrast between bare, crumbling walls and luxurious furniture. This style looks especially good if you live in an old apartment with lots of history like the one shown in the photo.

  1. 7.     Parisian Modern

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This apartment may be located in the heart of Paris, but it doesn’t follow the usual conventions of Parisian style, instead it clashes bold strips of yellow with slate grey and industrial style furniture.

  1. 8.     Eclectic New York Apartment

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This pretty DIY apartment was created by 2 New Yorkers on a budget; they use a lot of vintage and antique furniture, and restore it using bright paints. Their apartment also contains lots of interesting features which give it a lot of personality.

  1. 9.     Apartment with Balcony

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If you’re looking for an apartment but you don’t want to miss out on the outdoor space that comes with a home, then you’ll love this apartment. It has a decked balcony with metal shelving for potted plants and lots of cosy seating spaces to relax in.

  1. 10.  Rita Konig’s Apartment

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This apartment was styled by Holly Becker, it’s the perfect mix of organised clutter and bright open spaces; there are lots of things to look at, but the accessories aren’t overbearing – perfect if you’re the creative type.

This guest post was contributed by Epicliverpool.co.uk, serviced apartments in Liverpool.

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8 Essential Things to Carry During a Pilgrimage Tour

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When you are heading for a pilgrimage tour, be it in any part of the world, you need to carry some basic things. Though, each destination comes with its extra share of essentials, here are some basic things which you must remember to fling inside your backpack:

Essential documents: This point is reserved for those overenthusiastic pilgrims who, in their jubilation of a holy trip, may forget to carry the much-needed documents. Your passport and air tickets must not be forgotten, or else you are definitely going to land up in trouble. For security reasons and to wage war against the authorities (if the need arises), you also better take along your ID card and photos.

Appropriate dresses: Of course, everyone carries clothes and dresses. But some people may pick the wrong set of clothes which can be a disastrous decision. You need to remember that you are going on a pilgrim destination, and not on a beach side vacation. So, instead of piling up your trunks with bikinis, skirts and sleeveless tees, you better choose dresses which are sober and somber. For general sightseeing, you are entitled to carry a couple of your chic outfits. But do not forget to pack a few ‘quiet’ dresses which can be worn with dignity when you visit the temples, mosques, churches, gurudwaras and any religious site. Besides, also consider the local climate and pick dresses sensibly.

Camera: Yes, we know that you have a very expensive mobile phone with a high-MP camera. But the real joy of photography lies in taking snaps through a photographic camera. And since some pilgrim destinations are extremely photogenic, it would be a big regret to forget your cameras behind.

Medical kit or first aid box: It is another must-carry thing! Some of the pilgrim sites are located in faraway places where medical facilities are threadbare and unreliable. During the taxing journey, there is a great likelihood of people suffering from minor niggles ranging from headaches to nausea. It is strongly recommended that you carry a first aid box with all the prescribed medicines.

Glasses and hat: Again, the actual need for these accessories depends on the local weather of the place you are visiting. But since the popular pilgrim sites are always crowded, it is best to carry protective hats and glasses to shield your skin from the cruel sun.

Nuts and almonds: These are small little snacks which can give you the much-needed energy during tiresome long queues which usually greet you outside the Indian temples. Just fill up your pockets with these delights and keep munching them to pass the time.

Right pair of shoes: Some pilgrim destinations like Viashno Devi or Amarnath or Kedarnath are situated at hillside places where one has to walk and trek a lot. So, make sure to bring the right pair of shoes (like track shoes) instead of stilettos or fancy sandals.

Positive attitude: Bring your positivity and don’t keep your attitude at home. You will need their company during the grueling journey and the tedious queues.

Author Rajesh Thakur is a traveller and adventure seeker writing about a number of Indian & International holiday destinations. Solo Travelling, playing with nature and backpacking are few more undertakings author loves to do. As a blogger he writes about travel guide and tour packages at We reHolidays.co.in

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Should You Go Abroad For Your Wedding?

When planning your wedding, the first thing to decide apart from your budget is where will the venue be? We hear about celebrities going to extravagant places all over the world and this can be appealing, so when it comes down to it, should you decide to get married abroad or in the UK? Well, the first benefit of going abroad would be the weather, it can be a lot more predictable that in the UK and if you want to get married outdoors then this might be the perfect option. You will also have a different culture and feel to your wedding if you go abroad, weddings in Greece for example are traditionally much louder and the families are very heavily involved with the planning. If you want a unique flavour for your wedding, then heading abroad is ideal.

However, the UK is still the chosen destination for the majority of us and for good reason. Firstly, from an accessibility perspective, getting guests to drive from one side of the country to another is much easier than asking them to fly across oceans. It is also a lot cheaper and unless you can afford to fly all of your wedding party out to meet you, you may find it easier to ask a large number of people to stay relatively local. Traditionally, the couple get married in the town the bride was brought up in, so families may decide that keeping it local is the most appropriate way to celebrate such a special occasion. Planning a wedding in a different country can also be very challenging, especially when considering that people are usually at work throughout the week and the different timezones. For those who want to check out the venue, speak to the minister etc. this might be simpler to do in the UK rather than over the phone or having to fly out once or twice.

So where are some of the top spots to get married in the UK? Well, weddings in Cheshire are the first to mention, one of the most romantic setting in the UK due to the vast countryside and rolling hills. If you want a wedding by the beach then Bournemouth could be the ideal spot for photos by the sea and a more relaxed Summer vibe.

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The 8 Cycling Commandments

I am constantly seeing people on bicycles cycling in and out of traffic, up and off the pavement and complete disregard for traffic signals. In light of this, I have listed below the legal aspects of owning a pushbike. It is not a legal requirement to wear a helmet but I think it is an absolute necessity considering the drivers of this day and age so will make it an unofficial commandment. If you’re looking for a new bike, helmet, or accessories check out Global Bike. If not, then keep reading.

1. Night Time Cycling

Whilst riding at night you must have a red illuminated light on the back and a white illuminated light at the front of your cycle. Your bike must also have a red rear reflector and amber pedal reflectors, (white front reflectors are not a legal requirement but are a good idea). Although flashing lights are allowed I think it’s a bit of common sense to keep your lights on a steady beam, do you really want to be distracting someone driving towards you in a metal cage?
Law RVLR regs 13, 18 & 24.

2. Cycle Tracks

Cycle tracks are there to keep you safe from the traffic, they can be found either on the road, level with the pavement, or completely separate from both. Cyclists and pedestrians may be segregated or they may share the same space (unsegregated). When you use a segregated track, you MUST stick to the side for cyclists, because the pedestrian side remains a pavement. Take care when passing pedestrians, especially children, older or disabled people, and allow them plenty of room. Always be prepared to slow down and stop if necessary.
Law HA 1835 sect 72

3. Though Shall Not Cycle On Pavements

This one is clear and concise. You MUST NOT cycle on a pavement.
Laws HA 1835 sect 72 & R(S)A 1984, sect 129

4. Cycle Sense

You MUST NOT
◦ Give ‘dubbies’ unless your cycle has been built or adapted to do so.
◦ hold onto a moving van or car
◦ ride in a dangerous, careless or inconsiderate manner
◦ ride when under the influence of drink or drugs, including medicine.
Law RTA 1988 sects 24, 26, 28, 29 & 30 as amended by RTA 1991

5. Traffic Signs

It is a legal requirement to obey all traffic signs and traffic light signals.
Laws RTA 1988 sect 36 & TSRGD reg 10(1)

6. Traffic Lights

You MUST NOT cross the stop line when the traffic lights are red. Some junctions have an advanced stop line to enable you to wait and position yourself ahead of other traffic. Seriously how stupid can you be? Tearing out through a red light into crossing traffic.
Laws RTA 1988 sect 36 & TSRGD regs 10 & 36(1)

7. Cycle Crossings

Cycle-only crossings (not the Toucan Crossings). Cycle tracks on opposite sides of the road may be linked by signaled crossings. You may ride across but you MUST NOT cross until the green cycle symbol is showing.
Law TSRGD regs 33(2) & 36(1)

8. Cycle Brakes

You MUST ensure your brakes are efficient and at night, use lit front and rear lights and have a red rear reflector.
Laws PCUR regs 6 & 10 & RVLR reg 18

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Amazing Benefits of Travelling in Groups

Taking a vacation is always the perfect opportunity to relax and enjoy a different environment away from the normal life. However, going alone could prove to be boring and therefore you should consider joining a travelling group and especially one made of people who share your individual interests and those that you can trust. There are many advantages associated with travelling in numbers and below is a look at some of the reasons as to why you should consider joining a travel group.

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There is safety in numbers: Unlike when you are travelling alone, moving around in a group will help you enjoy greater security and especially against attacks from robbers and other goons. Any attacker seeking for an easy prey is always discouraged from targeting people who are travelling in a group and this is one of the advantages that you cannot afford to miss.

You enjoy great discounts: travel groups expose their members to prices that are significantly low and especially when it comes to issues such as accommodation rates and transport. There are many hotels willing to give discounts to travelling in groups of more than 5 people and mostly those who make advance bookings. To save more and enjoy greater services, group travel will be advisable.

Greater travel and excursion ideas: Unlike when travelling alone, travelling in groups enable you to come up with great plans and excursions that will make your holiday more enjoyable. Two heads are always better than one and two people can achieve more than an individual without much stress. However, always ensure that you travel with people of shared interests.

You enjoy more fun: Although travelling alone has some advantages and especially when it comes to flexibility, travelling in groups is always fun. Travel groups can easily negotiate different travel packages and even travel further unlike what individual trips can do. Unless you have a lot of money to enable free movements on your own, travelling in a group will be the best way to go.

You get a chance to make new friends: Travelling in groups also has major social benefits, as you will always get a chance to meet new people and make new friends. It is always an extra ordinary opportunity to interact with people you might not have met before and this is always a major advantage to look forward to.

It is environmentally beneficial: This is an amazing advantage that many people do not think about when it comes to travelling. Normally, predefined group travelling requires few vehicles as compared to individual travelling. For this reason therefore, the different people travelling together offloads the heavy ecological burden for the environment since there is lesser carbon emission from the vehicles used. This might not seem like an amazing advantage but it is worth considering.

Predefined group travelling is fast growing in popularity with more people seeking to reap the benefits and you must not be left behind. With the availability of the internet, finding reliable travelling groups is easy and you can connect with some amazing adventurers with whom you can tour the world and enjoy the best nature has to offer.

Author Bio:

Julie Roy is a travel adviser who has written many articles on travel. Now he is writing on Mongolia Travel. For tourist information and destination guide to adventure holidays in Mongolia visit www.mongolia-travel-advice.com.

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Tips For An Awesome Smooth Summer Getaway

A holiday promises a break from daily stresses, but often its preparations can prove quite the opposite! Rather than letting your summer getaway turn into a nightmare before it has even begun, instead take a moment to get organised to ensure it all gets off to a flying start.

Summer is undoubtedly the peak holiday season of the year and every July and August millions of people pack their bags and head off on vacation. However, as advantageous as this is, there are also many potential obstacles getting there. Below are some of the top tips to ensure your holiday kicks off without a hitch!

Book Ahead
As the busiest time of the year to travel, when it comes to your summer holiday it is imperative to book ahead not just to ensure you get a holiday to your exact specifications, but that you get a holiday at all! Rather than leaving your decisions until the last minute, therefore, make plans in advance and follow them through, covering everything from the flights to Bermuda to Leeds Bradford parking. As a reward for this, not only will you find peace of mind, but also that you are privy to a range of benefits that really sweeten the deal!

Pack Light But Pack Right!
Packing can prove a major stumbling block and, quite understandably, is not at the top of the list of people’s favourite pre-holiday preparations! However, it needn’t be the hassle that many people perceive it to be. Take time to sit down beforehand and figure out what it is you really need. Plan outfits around what activities you expect to undertake (for example, are high heels really a necessity on a camping trip?) and remember that clothes can be used more than once! Not only will making a list of items to take reduce packing stress, it will also lighten the load of your suitcase no end and leave all important space for those holiday souvenirs.

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Allow Yourself Time
Nothing could be worse than starting your holiday by missing your flight and facing the potential of not even having a holiday at all! To ensure this is not a situation that you are faced with, make sure you leave home with time to spare. Keep in mind that most flights ask you to check in at least two hours before departure and factor in extra time for any hiccups along the way as a flat tyre is never something to celebrate and even less so when your flight is about to take off! You will find yourself both more relaxed and with more time to spend in the Duty Free!

A summer holiday can be the cause of stress before it has even begun. To avoid this putting a damper on proceedings, take time to plan your holiday and fine tune your preparations. This done, you need only focus on one thing, that is the fun at hand once you are away!

Catherine Bailey is a travel writer who contributes on a regular basis to a wide range of blogs and online magazines on the subject. A specialist in air travel from the UK, she has widely researched all aspects of airport facilities and services; visit this page for more information on the subject.

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Amenities Offered By Value-For-Money Motels Lake Entrance Vic

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Most motels Lake Entrance Vic provides some basic amenities. These could include:

 

  • Rooms with a view
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Nicely decorated rooms with TV
  • Queen size beds
  • Breakfast delivered to rooms
  • Wireless Internet
  • DVD player
  • Pool
  • BBQ
  • Spa
  • Bar
  • Playground
  • Laundry
  • Restaurant
  • Coach/truck parking
  • Children’s cot
  • Mini bar

 

When you are looking for the most value-for-money accommodation packages in Victoria, you should always choose reputable motels Lake Entrance Vic because you will get not only these but also a number of other features like:

 

Group Bookings as Well as Individual

 

This can be opted for by solo travelers as well as corporate guests traveling in a group, families and groups of friends. Available in package deals or overnight stay option, there are amenities like wheel chair, golf course, bowling alley, motorbike etc. on request.

 

Choice of Rooms

 

Various types of rooms are available to choose from such as:

 

  • Single Rooms
  • Double Rooms
  • Twin Share Rooms
  • Three And Four Share Rooms
  • Queen Rooms
  • Self-Catering Suites

 

In-Room Facilities

 

Accommodation packages in Victoria offered by good motels Lake Entrance come with additional in-room amenities like:

 

  • Microwave
  • Folding bed
  • Steam iron
  • Electric blankets

 

Several Restaurants/Cafes

 

Guests can have different cuisines in the different restaurants inside the premises of these motels. Cafes are also available to spend long hours enjoying the view while chatting with your companions or soaking in the vacation mood while sipping coffee and munching scrumptious snacks.

 

Outdoor Cooking

 

If you are a cooking enthusiast, you have the outdoor cooking option to prepare your own meals. This is a great option for seafood lovers. The fine motels Lake Entrance Vic will provide you with all the necessary utensils and ingredients for your cooking!

 

Freezer

 

Your bait for fishing and the seafood you want to cook can be stored in the shared freezer offered by quality motels Lake Entrance Vic.

 

Recreational and Sightseeing Arrangement

 

In addition to comfortable accommodation packages in Victoria, the motels can arrange for you to enjoy cruises and/or fishing in the lakes and deep sea, check out The Peels Metung Lunch Cruise, tour the Buchan Caves and the Shell Museum; and even hire boats.

 

External Power Supply

 

If guests need an external power supply, they can get it too.

 

Pets

 

You don’t have to keep your pet with your neighbor while you are on a trip to Lake Entrance Vic. Reputable motels in the area can arrange for a local kennel or cattery for your pet.

 

Close-To-Room Car Parking

 

A parking space is available near every room. Guests can also get an extra parking space for cars, trailers and coach boats on request with their accommodation Packages in Victoria.

 

24/7 Assistance by the Management

 

The managers are available in person 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for any kind of assistance.

 

Other Features

 

Added to these, some other features are provided by value-for-money motels Lake Entrance Vic such as:

 

  • External video surveillance
  • Security screen doors
  • Low season deals
  • Deals on long stay

 

So, if you are looking for a nice place to stay where you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest, choose accommodation Packages in Victoria offered by these motels.

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Five Things You Need To Do When Your Credit Card is Stolen

Five Things You Need To Do When Your Credit Card is Stolen Five Things You Need To Do When Your Credit Card is StolenStolen credit cards allow thieves to obtain more than just a shopping spree. The thief can obtain information about your identity and wreck your credit and good name. It is essential that you perform the five following items the moment you notice your card has been stolen. It is also important that you do not panic; this can cause you to delay taking action. The longer a thief has your card, the more damage he or she can do to your credit rating.

Contact the police

Make a report and write the case number down. Keep a separate piece of paper in a secure place that contains the card’s information, the company phone number and the numbers of the credit reporting bureaus.

Contact the credit card company

Report the card as stolen. Give the representative the case number from the police report. You may not be held responsible for charges made on a stolen card.

Contact the credit reporting bureaus

Again, report your card as stolen. Give each of the representatives the police case number. It may seem redundant, but the separate bureaus can have different information between them; this may allow a thief to open a card using your name if all three are not notified.

Follow up your calls

Follow up your calls to the credit card company, credit reporting bureaus and your credit insurance company with certified letters. Send all letters by signed receipt requested. If any dispute arises about whether or not you notified a company or when, you have proof of your letter. Keep all of these copies in a safe place so that you can get to them quickly.

Obtain credit risk insurance

Do this before anything happens. The credit risk insurance company will monitor your credit reports and alert you to any unusual charges. This can include someone trying to use your card in another state or someone trying to open additional cards using your name. Contact the insurance company right after you contact the police and your credit card company.

 

If you receive a call from the credit insurance company or credit card company with information about any attempted charges on your card, contact the police with the information. They can send officers to the business quickly; perhaps the thief was caught on a security camera. Press charges if an arrest is made, even if the thief turns out to be someone you know.