Archive for April, 2016
Ocean views, all access spas, and poolside bars come to mind when thinking of a summer getaway. Summer is right around the corner and destinations all over the United States are being sought after. Almost half of Americans partake in a summer vacation. Beaches, cities, national parks and resorts are all recognized as popular destinations for those summer trips. With so many options to choose from, vacation rentals can be tricky to find and book. Oceanfront condos are most popular among vacation rentals rather than hotels and resorts. Myrtle Beach oceanfront rentals being high on the list. Leisure travelers listed value for price, privacy, full kitchen facilities, amenities and overall more space as the top five reasons they choose vacation rentals over hotels.
When discussing the subject of oceanfront condos, it is important to establish the difference between oceanfront and ocean view. Ocean view condos are typically more affordable than oceanfront. While they are not directly on the beach, they are still close in proximity and often have great views of the water in more than one room. You’ll feel as if you’re closer. One very important aspect to keep in mind is that these views are highly dependent on the positioning of the building itself.
Oceanfront condos have balconies that are parallel to the ocean. This means that you can see up and down the coast without ever leaving the unit. However, ocean view units commonly have balconies positioned on the side of the building. This means that some views may allow you to see the full ocean view without obstructions or others can include views of other buildings and balconies in addition to direct line of sight of the ocean. With that being said, photos of the property are a must if this is important to your stay.
Speaking of wants and needs, it is advised to have an idea of not only what type of oceanfront condo rentals you are searching for, but also when to book. North Myrtle Beach condos tend to sell fastest as they offer the most amenities and satisfy just about any budget with the right timing and research. Reserving early allows you to get the best selection of guaranteed available units. Booking late, while not recommended, can expose opportunities for discounts. Owners seek to make profit of some kind rather than nothing at all in the season so discounted rates can be found at the last minute.
Ultimately, when browsing oceanfront condos to rent and reserving one, find out what you want your experience to be like and how much you are willing to pay for it.
Most people can recall camping at some point in their lives. Camping is such a popular vacation idea that the majority of Americans have tried it at one time or another. Camping is great for all ages and all types of people. A family vacation that is spent in wooded campgrounds is often a big hit. A romantic getaway weekend with a spouse or a significant other is also often a great choice. People enjoy camping. In fact, 99% of camping participants said that they were likely or very likely to camp next year, according to the 2014 American Camping Report. Camping is an easily planned vacation that is also cost friendly. There are many camping options available, many of which are in driving distance, making it an even easier trip to plan.
There are many different types of camping available, depending on the location of the campground. The location can really change the overall type of vacation. For example, camping near a lake provides campers with many additional benefits than camping in wooded campgrounds. A camp resort that is near water allows campers to enjoy beautiful views and close sand activities. It also allows campers to engage in watersports that cannot be done in wooded campgrounds, such as snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming and fishing.
Other campers prefer wooded campgrounds over a waterfront location. Many Canadian campgrounds feature wooded campgrounds. There are variations to the amount of woods that are present and to the amount of wildlife that surrounds the camp. Some people enjoy camping in the middle of nowhere, feeling like they are a part of nature, or a part of the wilderness. This type of camping requires more camping equipment, such as portable toilets and drinking water sources available at all times. However, most camping, about 70% is done in public campgrounds, and your family will be convinced to make this a yearly event after they experience family vacation campgrounds.
A family vacation campground or local camping sites provide campers with a friendlier and an easier camping option than wooded campgrounds do. Most include public restrooms, water sources and even showers. Some of the family resort type campgrounds also include public dining room areas. These rooms may include phones, seating areas and even food options. This type of camping is often the first type of camping that people experience. Among current camping participants, 85% took their first trip between birth and age 15. After age 15, the chances of being introduced to camping were slim. Similarly, 57% of campers participated in regular outdoor activities as children, while just one quarter of non-participants was exposed to the outdoors.
Camping is a popular family vacation option. It is also a great vacation option for other types of travelers, including spouses. Camping is different depending on the location and the type of camping location that is used. A camping trip in the middle of nowhere in Canada is going to be much different that a popular family camping resort located just a few miles from your home city. The type of camping desired will depend entirely on the family and the camping participants.