Archive for February, 2017

Top Travel Apps

Posted on: February 23rd, 2017 by Brian McLaughlin No Comments

Top Travel Apps

Travel agents? Who needs them. Its 2017, you have all the necessary tools for planning a trip right at your fingertips. Just tap the App Store or Google Play, download these top apps, and make your trip safer, easier, and less expensive.

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Rebtel: for phone calls
Skype and Whatsapp will always be staples when it comes to international calling and messaging. But with Rebtel, you can make cheap calls around the world, without the internet.
• Free, iOS and Android, rebtel.com

Google Trips: for itineraries
Planning a trip can get a bit hectic. But with Google Trips, it gathers all your travel information from Gmail and organizes it automatically. It also maps out itineraries with suggestions of things to do or see. Best of all, it works entirely offline, so you don’t need to worry about finding WiFi.
• Free, iOS and Android, get.google.com

Packpoint: for packing
Enter your destination, date of travel, length of stay, and some details about the activities you’re planning and Packpoint with automatically generate a packing list for your trip. In the event that the app misjudged your style, it’s easy to tweak the list.
• Free, iOS and Android, packpnt.com

Waze: for traffic
If you’re navigating an unfamiliar city and are unsure where the traffic hotspots are, this app is the best you can get. It can also help you find where to park and schedule reminders to tell you when it’s time to leave.
• Free, iOS and Android, waze.com

TripLingo: for international trips
Need language translation? Local/cultural information? How about a currency converter? This fun, comprehensive tool for international travelers has it all!
• Free, iOS and Android, triplingo.com

While planning, don’t forget a hotel reservation! Looking for a quaint getaway? Let Butterfly Grove Inn pamper you! We are in the heart of it all – from Cannery Row to the Pacific Grove Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary. Give us a call at 831-250-8191 to reserve your room today.

5 Things To Always Have In Your Carry-On

Posted on: February 15th, 2017 by Brian McLaughlin No Comments

Packing for a vacation, business trip, or a mandatory family visit can be a daunting process. No matter where you’re going, what you pack in your carry-on can be just as important as getting to the airport in time! Plan ahead by strategically packing these items to help prep you for happier travels.

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Eye mask and earplugs: If you want to fall asleep on the plane, or at least try to, you’re going to need a little assistance. Don’t let that crying baby or rising sun stop you!

Extra headphones: Go to the local dollar store, and buy the cheapest set of headphones you can find. They may not work as well, but if you happen to lose them, at least they aren’t your most expensive, top of the line pair.

Photocopy of your passport: Don’t lose your passport – I repeat – do not lose your passport. It will be the end of any vacation fun you hoped for. However, if this does end up happening, you will vastly improve your chances of getting a quick replacement if you have a colored copy.

A good read: For those times when Wifi goes bye-bye or your battery bites the dust, it’ll help to have an extra book or magazine handy. You might even come to find that you like the occasional short story better than a nonstop diet of Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Snacks: Ever wake up in the middle of a red-eye flight hungry? Maybe it’s near midnight in your hotel room, and you’re starving? Pack a bag of trail mix or an energy bar in your carry-on to help your growling stomach.

While planning, don’t forget a hotel reservation! Looking for a quaint getaway? Let Butterfly Grove Inn pamper you! We are in the heart of it all – from Cannery Row to the Pacific Grove Monarch Butterfly Sanctuary. Give us a call at 831-250-8191 to reserve your room today.

What Kind Of Traveler Are You?

Posted on: February 10th, 2017 by Brian McLaughlin No Comments

It’s becoming more easy to travel every day. So it’s no wonder why more people are spreading their wings to distant places. The most common form of experiencing a new land and meeting new people are taking backpack tours. But the world is rapidly growing and changing, and so is the way people travel. Backpackers, meet flashpackers.

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Backpackers

Backpackers attach great importance to budget accommodation, which could only be found off the beaten track. Nowadays, many routes are well developed, removing the normal spirit of backpacking. Yet, this type of travel is currently so popular that a backpacker’s mass movement has arisen.

– Mostly young people

– Free way to travel

– Budget accommodations

– Small travel budget

– Close contact with locals

– Maintain special experiences away from mass tourism

 

Flashpackers

Flashpacking is a modified form of backpacking. Flashpackers call themselves people who travel individually and independently, but do not want to give up some amenities along the way. In other words, flash packer traveling is a bit more luxurious.

– Usually not as young as a backpacker

– Higher travel budget

– More technical equipment

– Enjoy travelling in luxury

 

There is no right way to travel – it’s all based off your preference. Whether you decide to backpack or flashpack, visit Pacific Grove, California. Near downtown and a fun nightlife, Butterfly Grove Inn is the Pacific Grove hotel you’ve been looking for! Our beautiful cottage style inn will make you feel like you’re in your home away from home. To make a reservation, give us a call at 831-250-8191.

Butterfly Grove Inn 1073 Lighthouse AvenuePacific Grove, CA 93950 Phone: +1-831-250-8191