Celebrate International Women’s Day with Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

Making a positive difference in the community is a top priority for the team at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach and this year, the hotel is saying thank you to the women in our lives and raising awareness on this global movement by offering a one-day-only special.

On March 8, all women dining at the hotel’s full-service beachfront restaurant, Bistro, will receive a complimentary drink and dessert with the purchase of an entrée. International Women’s Day is celebrated worldwide in all types of ways and Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach welcomes locals and guests to toast to women at Bistro.

For more information visit https://www.Sonesta.com/FortLauderdale or call 1-800-SONESTA. 

About Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

The AAA Four Diamond-rated oceanfront Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, features 240 guest rooms including 23 spectacular suites, all of which boast panoramic views of the seven-mile stretch of Fort Lauderdale Beach. This oceanfront hotel provides a new level of hospitality to the Fort Lauderdale market by offering travelers a sense of place, not just a place to stay. Catering to both business and leisure travelers, the hotel is centrally located on the corner of Sunrise Boulevard and A1A, only 8 miles from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and just minutes from the Las Olas Arts & Entertainment District and Port Everglades.  Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach offers an authentic, local experience to guests and locals alike, brought to life through the brand’s signature Food is Art, Liquid Art and Daily Delights programs.

Prepare to Bee Amazed by Sonesta Bee Cave Austin

Written by James Nelson, Technology Editor for InFluential Magazine, Spanish InFluential, and Teen InFluential 

Sonesta Bee Cave Austin has a mostly modern interior with hints of rustic accents. Situated at the Hill Country Galleria in Bee Cave, Texas, there are a variety of nearby restaurants and entertainment options for all guests to enjoy.  Parking at Sonesta Bee Cave Austin is free with several covered spaces below the hotel, complemented by an elevator which brings you directly into the hotel without exposure to the elements.

Lobby staff is attentive and knowledgeable about the hotel, nearby food and entertainment selections, and greater Austin attractions.

Photography courtesy of Sonesta Bee Cave Austin

Photography courtesy of Sonesta Bee Cave Austin

There are several room designs from which to choose. To enter the floors with guest rooms, guests must swipe their room key first which is a thoughtful touch to increase security. We were confirmed in a luxurious corner King room.  This spacious room includes a Keurig, excellent to brew a delightful cup of morning’s coffee. The bathroom is spacious as well and includes a wall to wall mirror with imbedded lighting.  Plenty of electrical outlets make it easy to charge electronic and technology devices, and a comfortable desk and chair is appreciated when it’s necessary to get some work done.

 

Photography courtesy of Sonesta Bee Cave Austin

Photography courtesy of Sonesta Bee Cave Austin

Meridian 98, located on the top floor of the hotel, is staffed by a knowledgeable and gracious team of professionals.  Greeted within seconds of our arrival at the bar, we were presented with tasty selections of their craft cocktails.  Meridian 98 presents several atmospheres; indoors gives the feeling of a warm and cozy 60’s lounge, while the outdoors takes us to a beach resort balcony.  Both atmospheres are complemented by plush furniture and beautiful views of the Texas Hill Country.   The well-appointed culinary menu offers something for even the most discriminate diner and is served beautifully at the appropriate temperature.

Sonesta Bee Cave Austin offers many options to plan small and large events.  The names of the beautifully appointed meeting and banquet spaces are “bee” related (I.E., Colony, Honeycomb, and Apiary) which adds a touch of humor.

The guest registration and check out processes are convenient, efficient, and fast.  The professional staff definitely pays attention to details and demonstrates how much they value their guests.

We recommend Sonesta Bee Cave Austin without hesitation when you need an event space, weekend getaway or simply a staycation in the beautiful Lakeway, Austin and Texas Hill Country areas.

Here’s an Exciting Luxury Gift Idea

Here’s an exciting luxury gift for him and her from Air Partner, the global leader in private aviation.

Air Partner offers a one-of-a-kind JetCard which gives its guests one of the most unique and luxurious experiences world-wide. Air Partner’s JetCard members enjoy flexible departure times, faster trips and comfortable accommodations with every trip they take. Services include, but are not limited to, premium lounge access, arranging chauffer driven cars and confirming luxurious accommodations on their clients’ behalf – making it the perfect luxury getaway gift.

Rated the industry’s #1 most flexible program for four consecutive years, Air Partner’s JetCard offers simple pre-paid flight hours, minimum of 10, with fully refundable account balances and flight credit that never expires. There are two types – JetCard and JetCard Sterling – both of which allow clients to tailor a program that fits with their needs and countless member benefits.

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Some benefits include:

  • Guaranteed availability in as few as 12 hours’ notice with no blackout dates
  • Flight credit that never expires and fully-refundable account balances
  • Only pay for the time you fly, with no hidden fees
  • 20% discount on qualifying round-trip travel
  • Freedom to apply JetCard funds to on-demand jet charter
  • 24/7 global coverage year-round

For more information on the JetCard, please visit https://jetcard.airpartner.com/?utm_source=article&utm_medium=press&utm_campaign=5_ways_jet_travel_reduces_stress&utm_content=jc_link.

JetBlue Modernizes the Cruise Planning and Booking Experience with AI Technology

– In Partnership with CruisingStore, Travelers Can Build Customized Itineraries with Dedicated Customer Service and Competitive Prices –

JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) on Tuesday, January 23 announced a new partnership with Cruising Store that deploys the power of artificial intelligence to help travelers customize their vacation experience and add flights and other offerings, all in one place. Through JetBlue’s new cruise booking and planning platform, customers are able to bypass the often-confusing process of finding the right cruise and the traditional model of contacting a travel agent to book.

“AI is changing how we travel and our goal is to be at the front of the curve,” said Marty St George, executive vice president, commercial and planning, JetBlue. “We’ve already incorporated artificial intelligence into vacation planning and now our partnership with CruisingStore means customers will quickly be able to find the cruise that’s right for them and book their flights all in one place.”

One of the hardest parts of the traditional process is finding cruises to the destinations a traveler wants to see, on the dates they want, and for the budget they have in mind. JetBlue has joined with CruisingStore to introduce a new platform that helps travelers make informed decisions when selecting a cruise. The ‘intelligence engine’ technology takes JetBlue’s already robust cruise travel site to a new level, identifying cruise vacations that meet a customer’s budget, destination preferences, and other activities. Over time, the platform will evolve to further evaluate what matters most to travelers, providing even more customized options.

Officially launching in January 2018 in tandem with the JetBlue partnership, CruisingStore aims to innovate the cruise vertical with a more advanced, customer-focused and supplier-friendly cruise shopping experience. The results are unique cruise experiences at competitive prices.

CruisingStore is led by co-founders and cruise industry veterans whose combined leadership experience includes more than 30 years of experience at some of the world’s leading travel companies – including Dwain Wall, chief executive officer; John Henderson, chief technology officer; Tom Grasse, chief marketing officer; and Jill LaBarre, executive vice president of agency operations.

“We are incredibly excited to announce a partnership with JetBlue, who has been an innovator in the travel space for many years,” said Dwain Wall, chief executive officer of CruisingStore.  “We have worked hard to create a solution to the many long-standing and intractable execution challenges facing the cruise and airline industries and with CruisingStore.com, we are pleased to have that solution now readily available.”

JetBlue provides customers booking cruise-centric vacation packages with a simplified booking experience. JetBlue’s partnership with CruisingStore is the latest in the airline’s evolution to offer more personalized trip experiences. Combining technology with JetBlue’s award-winning customer service, JetBlue seeks to create a one-stop vacation shop and seamless travel journey.

About JetBlue

JetBlue is New York’s Hometown Airline®, and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando, and San Juan. JetBlue carries more than 38 million customers a year to 101 cities in the U.S., Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 1,000 daily flights. For more information, please visit www.jetblue.com.

About CruisingStore.com

Officially making its debut in January 2018, CruisingStore.com is on its way to transforming the cruise industry. The site is the most technologically advanced and content-rich online forum for cruise planning, shopping, collaborating, and booking. Soon to be forging a revolutionary shared customer distribution model with leading cruise line partners, CruisingStore.com aims to provide real-time product support and deep data functionality to create the ultimate personalized cruise customer experience. Headquartered in Miami, Florida, the company is steered by cruise industry experts and technology innovators.

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach Participates in Sonesta Hotels’ ‘Flee to Florida’ Social Media Contest

Travelers Can Share a Photo for Chance to Win Beachside Vacation in Sunny Florida

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach on Tuesday announced its first social media contest of the year, encouraging travelers to escape the snow and head for the sand, entering to win a tropical winter getaway. Open to all travelers who share a photo on Instagram or upload an image to the Sonesta Hotels’ Facebook contest tab – using #SonestaSnowcation – are entered to win 3 nights to Sonesta ES Suites Orlando, and 2 nights each at Sonesta Coconut Grove, Sonesta Fort Lauderdale and Sonesta ES Suites Jacksonville. The contest is live now until February 28, 2018.  Photos should illustrate why the participant wants or needs to ‘Flee to Florida.’

“Our team is excited to launch this social media contest giving travelers nationwide the opportunity to experience their own tropical escape during the cold winter months,” said Eduardo Fernandez, general manager of Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach.

Participants in the ‘Flee to Florida’ contest must include a getaway caption along with their image, and like each of the participating hotels’ Facebook accounts or follow all the participating hotels’ Instagram accounts. Joining Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach in the contest are Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami, Sonesta ES Suites Orlando and Sonesta ES Suites Jacksonville. The final prize will be awarded as 210,000 Sonesta Travel Pass points, which can be redeemed for a stay at the winner’s choice of hotels. Travel Pass is Sonesta’s guest rewards program that gives travelers perks, points, privileges and exclusives on top of the warm, friendly service and little extras available at any Sonesta.

Overlooking Fort Lauderdale’s pristine coastline, Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach is the ideal getaway destination for travelers this time of year. The stylish hotel features modern yet elegant oceanfront accommodations and multiple on-site amenities to enjoy throughout the stay. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, the hotel’s casual, full-service beachfront restaurant, Bistro, offers an encompassing menu. The hotel is also conveniently located only eight miles from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and minutes from the Las Olas Arts & Entertainment District and Port Everglades.

For more information about the ‘Flee to Florida’ contest please visit: https://www.sonesta.com/snowcation.

To enter, follow Sonesta Hotels on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SonestaHotel and Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach on Instagram at @SonestaFortLauderdale. 

For more information visit https://www.Sonesta.com/FortLauderdale or call 1-800-SONESTA. 

About Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

The AAA Four Diamond-rated oceanfront Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, features 240 guest rooms including 23 spectacular suites, all of which boast panoramic views of the seven-mile stretch of Fort Lauderdale Beach. This oceanfront hotel provides a new level of hospitality to the Fort Lauderdale market by offering travelers a sense of place, not just a place to stay. Catering to both business and leisure travelers, the hotel is centrally located on the corner of Sunrise Boulevard and A1A, only 8 miles from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and just minutes from the Las Olas Arts & Entertainment District and Port Everglades.  Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach offers an authentic, local experience to guests and locals alike, brought to life through the brand’s signature Food is Art, Liquid Art and Daily Delights programs.

The Arts Residences and Thompson San Antonio Hotel Set Groundbreaking

Texas’ Fastest-Selling High-Rise to Break Ground January 30 

DC Partners recently announced the groundbreaking ceremony for The Arts Residences and Thompson San Antonio hotel will take place Tuesday, January 30, from 9 to 11 a.m. at the project site, 123 Lexington Avenue, San Antonio, with a reception following in The Arts Residences Sales Gallery, located at 115 Auditorium Circle.

“The Thompson San Antonio hotel and The Arts Residences will truly be a landmark project –redefining luxury downtown living by offering residents exceptional customer service and unparalleled amenities from 24-hour concierge and room service, a spa, first-class restaurant, a pool deck and more,” said Roberto Contreras, CEO of DC Partners, which is entering the San Antonio market for the first time. “The premier location and proximity to the Tobin Center and the performing arts district places residents in the epicenter of San Antonio’s thriving downtown.”

The groundbreaking will begin at 9 a.m. with the ceremony of shovels, followed at 9:15 a.m. with remarks by Contreras; Leland Rocchio of Jordan Foster Construction, the general contractor; – and City of San Antonio officials. At approximately 9:45 a.m., the event will move to the sales gallery for champagne, mimosas and light bites.

“We are thrilled to bring Thompson Hotels’ unique brand of luxury to downtown San Antonio. This city is culturally and economically dynamic and has a robust future,” said Todd Wynne-Parry, Executive Vice President, Global Acquisitions & Development for Two Roads Hospitality, the international lifestyle hotel group which owns and operates the Thompson Hotels brand. “Thompson San Antonio will be a locally-immersed hotel and another valued social venue, contributing to the community and counting our neighbors among our guests.”

“We are very excited to get construction underway and play a major role in creating this landmark mixed-used development,” said Leland Rocchio, President of Jordan Foster Construction’s Commercial Group. “The Arts Residences and Thompson San Antonio hotel will further enhance the culturally rich arts district and growing downtown by providing a positive impact on the community and its long-term intrinsic value.”

Attendees will include City of San Antonio elected officials; representatives of the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce, San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Centro San Antonio, Jordan Foster Construction, Two Roads Hospitality, Powers Brown Architecture, Universal Services Group and Kuper Sotheby’s International Real Estate. Numerous representatives of DC Partners will also be on hand, as well as The Arts Residences sales team, prominent members of the San Antonio real estate community, Arts residences owners and prospective buyers, friends and family.

Artistic renderings showcasing the building’s exterior and interior features will be on display both at the groundbreaking site and the reception. The sales gallery features a three-dimensional model of the project, as well as all available options and finishes for The Arts Residences condominiums.

Located at the epicenter of San Antonio’s vibrant performing arts district and across from the River Walk, The Arts Residences is a $116 million, 20-level, 337,000-plus-square-foot mixed-use development at the intersection of North St. Mary’s Street and Lexington Avenue, across the river from the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. The development slated for completion in 2019 will include The Arts Residences’ luxury condominiums atop San Antonio’s first Thompson Hotel, an international collection of design-forward, luxury lifestyle hotels and resorts.

Forty percent of the condominium homes in The Arts Residences at the Thompson San Antonio hotel have sold since the sales gallery opened May 11, 2017, setting a new record for the fastest-selling high-rise luxury condominium project in Texas. The for-sale residences are priced from the high $400s to over $4.5 million for penthouses.

“Residents of The Arts Residences will live an elegant, concierge lifestyle within minutes of San Antonio’s finest cultural and entertainment offerings,” said Acho Azuike, Chief Operations Officer of DC Partners. “A limited number of these incomparable condominium homes remain for those discriminating enough to recognize their timeless value.  Now more than ever is the time to be part of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

For more information please visit http://theartsresidences.com or contact the sales office to schedule a tour at (210) 227-4840.

Budget-Friendly Spring Break Getaways

Spring is the perfect time for a vacation. Shake off the doldrums of winter as you transition toward fresh beginnings and warmer days. One tip for planning a fun-filled trip with nearly countless memories: start your planning by deciding what types of things you’d like to do and experiences you’d like to enjoy.

For example, destinations like Texas, which offers hundreds of miles of coastline along the Texas Gulf Coast, can be a perfect destination for spring break travel for all ages. Start looking forward to a getaway to remember with these ideas, perfect for family travel, spring-breakers and everyone in between.

See the sights. If you’re the exploring type and want to mix some education with your fun, plan your journey around attractions like museums and nature centers, where you’ll find plenty to learn about the local area. Look for experiences you can’t find anyplace else, such as a visit to a UNESCO World Heritage site, which can offer a special look at the past.

Make a splash. For water lovers and more active types, a visit to the seashore may be just the ticket. At some locations, you can find all sorts of adventures, like surfing, kiteboarding, snorkeling, scuba diving, parasailing, jet skiing, deep sea fishing and more.

Pitch a tent. When you’re looking to put the hustle and bustle of the city aside, a camping trip is the perfect way to reconnect with nature and enjoy some peaceful relaxation. Whether in Texas’s Hill Country or on a beach, you can find a variety of camping locations. For example, the small beach town of Port Aransas can provide a perfect backdrop to an evening by the campfire and a restful night under the stars.

Explore the great outdoors. Discovering new flora and fauna is a delightful way to spend spring break. National parks offer nearly endless opportunities where you can experience natural elements teeming with life. These protected destinations are the perfect places for unique animal encounters, such as birdwatching, with hundreds of native species.

Go by land and sea. You can create an eclectic trip with diverse experiences by choosing a destination that lets you enjoy activities on both land and water. For example, Galveston Island’s cruise ports offer an array of activities that appeal to travelers in transition, such as harbor tours and an amusement park pier, along with the island’s ample supply of art galleries, entertainment and architecture.

For more ideas and inspiration to start planning your spring break trip, explore TravelTexas.com. (Family Features)

SOURCE:

Texas Tourism Board

Hitting the Road for the Festive Season? Stay Connected on the Go

Traveling for the festive season but worried about being disconnected? Don’t worry, you aren’t alone. In fact, plenty of other road warriors are making sure their devices are packed and ready to go so they won’t miss a beat.

Intel(R) recently conducted a survey with YouGov to learn more about the tips and tricks connected road warriors use to keep up with email, entertainment, news and more. According to the survey, connected road warriors (69 percent) admit they always bring their mobile computing device on vacation, and nearly 1 in 3 (32 percent) indicate it makes them nervous to travel without their device.

Regardless of where they are, road warriors continue to demand strong performance and have high expectations for consistent, reliable and accessible connectivity. Seven out of 10 road warriors (71 percent) get frustrated by lagging internet performance and poor connectivity speed. And over half (55 percent) admit that the inability to quickly load pages (emails, web pages, etc.) is a top computing-while-traveling pet peeve.

Whether going to grandma’s house, a beach or a ski slope, chances are these road warriors will be looking to connect. Nearly 2 in 3 road warriors (65 percent) admit doing something extreme in order to connect their mobile computing device to the internet. Eight in 10 (81 percent) report they have connected to the internet in an unusual spot. Restaurants (60 percent) are the most commonly reported location, while nearly 4 in 10 share they have connected in a parking lot. Others report connecting at a park, beach, bar, the side of the road or at a rest stop.

While some people may still want to stay on top of work, being connected is about more than getting through your to-do list. Email may still top the list of favorite activities (90 percent) when connecting on the go, but entertainment is also popular. More than half (53 percent) say they mainly connect for entertainment like streaming and gaming.

The good news is that there are plenty of devices available today that offer great performance and great connectivity for computing on the go. The latest Intel(R)-based mobile devices are fast and responsive and come in a range of connectivity options for you to choose – Wi-Fi, tethering or always-on 4G LTE – so you can power through email or get lost in a 4K-resolution movie from a coffee shop, library, beach or grandma’s house. Powered by the latest Intel processors, these devices run all of the most popular apps for work and play and connect seamlessly with other devices:

Samsung Galaxy Book 12 – Currently available via Verizon, this 2-in-1 PC comes with an S Pen and keyboard that connect instantly and never need charging, plus lightning-fast LTE and Wi-Fi connections so you can be creative, productive and connected, no matter where you are.

Google Pixelbook – Google’s high-performance Pixelbook is its thinnest Chromebook ever. It features a built-in Google Assistant, a Pixelbook Pen, amazing battery life and Instant Tethering, which allows people to access their phone’s data connection even when without Wi-Fi.

HP Spectre x360 – The ultra-slim convertible laptop has high-end power, a digital pen, long battery life, increased security features and a 4K display in addition to Wi-Fi connectivity, offering endless versatility.

Lenovo Yoga 920 – This Wi-Fi-enabled 2-in-1 intuitive convertible laptop offers voice-activated support, a digital pen option, top performance and speed, and a 4K screen. Its Constant Connect feature downloads emails, plays music and receives Skype calls – even in standby mode.

If you’re hitting the road this holiday season, or want to give the gift of connectivity, consider an always-connected PC so you don’t miss a thing! (BPT)

Celebrate The Festive Season with Sonesta’ s South Florida Hotels

The festive season is well underway and Sonesta’s two South Florida hotels are looking to celebrate this time of year with special menus aiming to bring family and friends together.

Sonesta Coconut Grove Miami

Overlooking Biscayne Bay, this hotel provides guests with the ideal getaway to enjoy Christmas and New Year’s Eve in beautiful Miami. On Christmas Day and Christmas Eve, the hotel’s Panorama Restaurant and Sky Lounge will delight guests with an exceptional menu. Top highlights include Seared Diver Scallops ($17), Pepper Crusted Roast Prime Rib and Trio Crème Brûlée Spoons ($11). For those looking to ring in the New Year with a bash, the hotel has created a one-of-a-kind package. Book from now through December 30 and travel December 28 – January 2, 2018 with promo code SONNYE and receive the Big Orange New Year’s Eve Package. Guests will receive fun party accessories, specialty cupcakes and a complimentary bottle of champagne to toast to the memories of 2017 and beginning of 2018, all while enjoying the best view of Miami with Big Orange Ball Drop, fireworks, and Pitbull’s New Year’s Resolution and Countdown. Panorama is also offering a New Year’s Eve prix-fixe menu that will be available from 8-11:30 p.m. for $105 per person on that day. The exquisite menu includes an appetizer station, raw bar and carving station. Elaborate dessert tapas are also part of the night, with a wide range of tasty treats to top off the night. Reservations can be made by calling (305) 447-8264. Here you can access the limited-time menus. 

Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach

Across from the Atlantic Ocean and golden coastline, Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach is the perfect location for those looking to escape the cold winter and bask in the warm Florida weather. The hotel’s full-service restaurant, Bistro, will be offering locals and guests a celebratory Christmas Eve menu this year. The menu includes Curried Lobster Bisque with Cream Fraiche and Caviar, Holiday Roast Prime Rib of Beef and Chef’s Apple Pie. This will be available throughout the day for $45 (adults) and $15.00 (children 12 and under). For New Year’s Eve, the hotel is rolling out a flavorful three-course dinner spearheaded by executive chef Thomas Russo. Diners will enjoy from a Sunrise Salad with Seasonal Mixed Greens, Crumbled Goat Cheese, Toasted Almonds and Seasonal Berries to a Broiled Lobster Combination with Fillet Mignon, Saffron Scampi Sauce and Port Wine Demi Potato Soufflé. Reservations are available by calling (954) 315-1460. Here you can access the menus with more details.

5 Tips to Start Your Own RV Adventure

If you’re looking for a way to get away without the hassle of planes, hotels and an exorbitant travel budget, a recreation vehicle may be just the answer.

Whether you’re traveling with family, your significant other or several generations of family and friends, these tips from world-renowned auto travel expert Alan Taylor can get you on your way to an unforgettable RV vacation adventure.

  1. Put style first. The first step to planning an RV getaway is deciding what works best for you: a motorhome or trailer. Motorhomes are built on a motorized chassis and are designed as temporary living quarters for camping, travel or seasonal use. Towable RVs or trailer RVs are towed by another vehicle to be moved from place to place. Many are designed to be lightweight, so even family vehicles like minivans or SUVs can tow them.
  1. Take time to plan ahead. Beyond the type of RV you need, think about how you’ll use it to understand what features you’ll want. What types of trips will you take? Who will be traveling with you? What’s your budget? There are hundreds of models, so how you answer these questions will guide your purchase.
  1. Try it before you buy it. There’s no better way to try before you buy than by renting an RV. Many people rent RVs simply for a change of pace by taking a trip to a special event or destination. You can rent near home and journey to your final destination or fly and pick up your RV at the other end. More than 460 national chain outlets and local RV dealerships rent RVs, including state-of-the-art, late-model-year units. A growing number of campgrounds offer on-site RV rentals, as well.

Most RV rental companies offer housekeeping packages (dishes, pots, pans, bed linens, etc.) for a fee, or you can bring your own. Even if you’re driving or towing an RV for the first time, features like automatic transmissions, power steering, large external mirrors and rearview cameras make it easy for inexperienced drivers to adjust to the difference in size, height and weight.

  1. Do your research. You’ll find plenty of information online, but another source of knowledge is any person who owns an RV or regularly rents one. One way to get the scoop and gather tips from experienced owners is to stay at a local campground and talk to your neighbors about their RVs. Ask questions about the space, key features, expenses, tricks they’ve learned and so on. Also be sure to ask about any problems they’ve encountered or any decisions they’d make differently if they could.
  1. Get practical. Unless you’re planning to make RVing a way of life, when the vacation is over and the real world beckons, you’ll have to do something with the RV. Before you buy, be sure you have plans for storage, be it a campground, in your garage or at a storage facility. Learn what’s involved in safely storing your investment while it’s not in use and take those needs into account when considering what type of RV you’d like to own.

As you work your way through the preparations, visit GoRVing.com to learn more about the different types of RVs, get ideas about what to do and find a wealth of information, including dealers near you, as well as campgrounds, manufacturers and rental companies. (Family Features)

SOURCE:
Recreational Vehicle Industry Association