Lawn Care Business Forum Lawn Care Business Book Lawn Care Business Blog Lawn Care Software
Home Forum Contract & Flyer Templates Blog Software Videos Podcast Calculators / Estimators Store Mower Review Design It Yourself Lawn Business School

Go Back   GopherHaul Landscaping & Lawn Care Business Marketing Forum > Lawn Care, Landscaping, and Property Management Forums > General Talk

General Talk If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.

My first cruise!


General Talk

If it doesn't fit anywhere else, post it here.
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 08-18-2008, 11:46 AM
Lukacs Property Maintenance's Avatar
Lukacs Property Maintenance Lukacs Property Maintenance is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lower Nicola, BC
Posts: 138
Rep Power: 7
Lukacs Property Maintenance is on a distinguished road
Smile My first cruise!

hello,

I have a question for you all.

I am goin on my first caribean cruise. What things should i do to prepare for the cruise. What should i do to prepare for the flight. I know i could ask my travel agent but insight from anyone that has been on a cruise or on a plane in the last little bit i think would halp me more.

Mike
Reply With Quote

Stop guess-timating. Learn how to estimate and make money! $$$
Mow Time Estimator Lawn Care Price Estimator Mulch and Topsoil Calculator Snow Plow Estimate Calculator


  #2  
Old 08-18-2008, 02:31 PM
StartALawnCareBusiness's Avatar
StartALawnCareBusiness StartALawnCareBusiness is offline
Keith
 
Join Date: May 2007
Posts: 731
Rep Power: 0
StartALawnCareBusiness is on a distinguished road
Default Technology enhanced travel.

Lawn care business tipsLawn Care Business Book
Hi Mike:

One of the most important aspects to me is documenting my travel with photographs and video.

Before traveling, buy extra memory cards and charge your batteries.

A tip I learned how to do a few years ago is to sync the time of my camera with the time of my hiking GPS. I carry my GPS everywhere I go snapped to a loop on my backpack or a belt loop. The syncing of my camera's time allows me to determine exactly where each photograph is taken.

When I was in VT earlier this summer, I took the GPS with me on a dinner cruise we took on lake Champlain. I now know the exactly location where each picture was taken and I can upload those photos to a Google Earth tour and share that tour with friends.

Apple Iphones in a year or two will have integrated GPS cameras. Each photograph will be automatically georeferenced removing several steps from this procedure.

If you are into photography at all, this tip might be really fun and helpful for you. I hope you take lots of pictures. Share them with us after your cruise.

Keith
__________________
Start a profitable lawn care business.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-18-2008, 03:29 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,511
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
What should i do to prepare for the flight.
When I travel by air, I always make sure I bring some kind of sweatshirt that can be taken off or put on easily. I am always amazed at how other travelers walk onto a plane with shorts and flip flops on then realize after the plane takes off that it's freezing cold in the plane and there are no more blankets.

Also you can take an empty water bottle through the security line and then fill it up at the water fountain beyond the check point. That way you don't have to wait for the stewardess to bring you a drink.

I hope this helps. Let us know how the trip goes.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 08-19-2008, 12:50 AM
UniversityLandscapers
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

Prepare yourself for airport security...everyone hates the guy who doesn't take his shoes off (only an issue in the U.S.) and has a bunch of change and stuff in his pockets. I recently flew out of Seattle to Houston and they had an "expert travellers" line through security, which sped things up nicely.

Also, I reccomend checking in on the internet before leaving your house. You can do this 24 hours before your departure and it gives you a better selection of seats. Also, make sure to carefully read baggage restrictions, as most airlines now charge $25 for your second piece of checked luggage. They've also tightened up rules on carry-on bags and enforce their limits pretty strictly.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 08-19-2008, 10:19 AM
VPS Lawn Care
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default

The best way to vacation is a cruise!!! i go atleast once a year.
Last dec. we went on a 8 day western caribean cruise, was fantastic.
One very important thing to remember to bring is an empty duffle bag. Why, well you always buy stuff on vaca and never have the room in your luggage on the trip back. If ya go to cozmel a must stop is carlos & Charlies grat place. Never go on any un guided tours in south america, bad elements look for americans that do this. they will tell you about this and other warnings on the cruise. Go on as many excurtions as ya can. Have a blast
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 08-19-2008, 09:56 PM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,511
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Quote:
Also, I reccomend checking in on the internet before leaving your house. You can do this 24 hours before your departure and it gives you a better selection of seats.
Oh this is a good one. TOTALLY do this.

One time I got stuck in traffic and got bumped from my flight even though I was there 30 minutes before the flight was to take off. The person at the desk said this wouldn't have happened if I had checked in online.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 08-20-2008, 08:50 PM
justin_time justin_time is offline
Justin
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: French River, ON, Canada
Age: 28
Posts: 1,801
Rep Power: 0
justin_time is on a distinguished road
Default

Well since were on the topic for going on vacation cruise, i'd figure i'd keep going with my vacation

I'd tought i'd let everybody know that I am going on a 1 week holiday to see my buddy 8 hrs from here. Gonna visit him for 3 days. Then for 2 days i'm gonna move city about 2 hrs from there to see my other friend.

So I rented a car, because I usually use the car but it's getting old (95 eagle vision with 285,000 km ) so yeah. I rented a car, 1800km for 6 days it's not bad. I'm sure i'm gonna probably use all of those 1800km.

Then I rented myself a room for 2 nights... collecting major points on my Aeroplan card.. 800 for hotel + 500 for the car + points for the gas.

I bet i am gonna get 2000 by the time I come back

Ah man, can't wait.

I've sent my vacation letter btw haha
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 08-21-2008, 04:31 PM
Lukacs Property Maintenance's Avatar
Lukacs Property Maintenance Lukacs Property Maintenance is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lower Nicola, BC
Posts: 138
Rep Power: 7
Lukacs Property Maintenance is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up more of the vacation

Goin on the royal caribbean cruise line. Any body else do the rcl? Leavin from galeveston goin to cozumel, george town and montego bay, then back. Haven't figured out what i want to do in each area yet. Any ideas? Checkin bags and stuff sounds pretty tight with security issues. Is there a web sight of restrictions and stuff?

Mike
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 08-27-2008, 11:28 AM
Steve's Avatar
Steve Steve is online now
Administrator
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 36,511
Rep Power: 10
Steve has disabled reputation
Default

Let us know on how all this turns out.
__________________
- Subscribe to my Lawn Care Marketing Blog Feed and get daily tips sent to you. Free!
Download your Free trial of Gopher Lawn Care Software.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 01-19-2009, 01:21 AM
Lukacs Property Maintenance's Avatar
Lukacs Property Maintenance Lukacs Property Maintenance is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Lower Nicola, BC
Posts: 138
Rep Power: 7
Lukacs Property Maintenance is on a distinguished road
Thumbs up Back from Paradise!

Hey all,
I finally have time to write something!

Thought i give you guy a well diserved update. If you guys ever want to a "Trip before you die" you have to go on a ROYAL CARIBEAN INTERNATIONAL CRUSE SHIP! Ok guy i have done all the research you need. I dare you to look on line at Carnival or disney. Compare them to Royal Caribean International. The best way is to look at the size of ship first(Dunnage) then look at the virtual tour of the ships.

My ship was The Voyager of the Seas and was literally a city on the water. Ok let me refrase, A FIRST CLASS CITY FROM TOP TO BOTTOM. Do you know what first class is. First class is when you sit down to dinner your three waiters first lay out your napkin out for you, offer you wine and refill it without hessitation, ask if you want fresh ground pepper and if you do will grind it for you. WOW. This is the life.

The price for the cruise includes the food, room service, beverages, the room, all the food you can eat(and not the cheap stuff). If you ordered lobster(included in the price) you could order as many as you like. So much more. Can you believe that i was watching a ice skating show live on the ship! Yes there is an ice skating rink on the ship.

When you get to a port of call(ship stop) you can get off the ship and do an excursion. I chose to to a jungle tour and zip line. Ill see if i can put it up for you guys. It was amazing.

Anyways like i said its well worth the money!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Check out the royal caribean web site.

Mike

Ill keep addin more.Sleepy. Later
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
cruise, cruise ship

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Forum Jump

» Recent Threads
  RatingTitle, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views
Dealing With Gas Can...
Mr. Mow
Yesterday 01:41 PM
Today 10:35 PM
by SGL1
6 174
raking leaves ?
robert8509
Today 09:19 PM
Today 09:19 PM
by robert8509
0 10
hey everyone
robert8509
Today 08:16 PM
Today 08:16 PM
by robert8509
0 21
Leaf Box & Loader Set...
ringahding1
Yesterday 06:20 AM
Today 06:51 PM
by Matther777
4 168
Pda
stevef1201
10-18-2014 02:05 PM
Today 04:49 PM
by WesleySnips
3 271
Workmans compensation...
CDLAWNCARE
10-15-2014 08:05 AM
Today 01:47 PM
by The Hunter
3 425
Pressure Washing Like a...
TNTurf
08-01-2014 11:47 PM
Today 01:33 PM
by Steve
9 735
Hello, from TEXAS
sanchez5
10-17-2014 09:56 PM
Today 01:27 PM
by Steve
6 362
Organic Lawn Care...
NHray
10-17-2014 06:05 PM
Today 01:23 PM
by Steve
3 332
Hi Steve From West...
Mr. Mow
Yesterday 01:59 PM
Today 01:19 PM
by Steve
1 108
Cheapskate Landlord...
Mr. Mow
10-20-2014 06:33 AM
Today 01:17 PM
by Steve
9 273
Help a brother...
tbtigers03
09-28-2014 11:41 AM
Today 08:51 AM
by ringahding1
12 1,470
first year update
cmdlawncare
08-12-2014 05:41 PM
Today 07:47 AM
by ringahding1
4 1,293
What parts do you carry...
Just for Cuts
10-17-2014 09:08 AM
Yesterday 01:36 PM
by Mr. Mow
16 617
Jungle to Beautiful
stevef1201
10-17-2014 09:54 AM
Yesterday 01:26 PM
by stevef1201
11 466
These are the days on...
ExtremeLawncareServices
03-22-2014 09:12 AM
Yesterday 01:19 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
158 11,322
Sunny Beach Tennis...
SGL1
10-19-2014 11:24 PM
Yesterday 01:04 PM
by SGL1
4 227
Have you ever had to...
SouthernRootsLawnCare
07-26-2014 02:41 PM
10-20-2014 08:34 PM
by biglee
10 1,774
Look out Bob Villa -...
Mr Dave
09-30-2014 10:06 AM
10-20-2014 05:42 PM
by SGL1
7 1,282
how to fi d commercial...
mchampion319
10-19-2014 09:50 PM
10-20-2014 04:41 PM
by Steve
1 194
Hello From Tennessee
mrmann901
10-17-2014 10:02 PM
10-20-2014 04:24 PM
by Steve
1 265
questions on order to...
jack2048
10-13-2014 11:15 AM
10-20-2014 03:27 PM
by Mr. Mow
15 708
This sucks...
Matther777
09-18-2014 04:56 PM
10-20-2014 02:14 PM
by Steve
14 2,154
Cement mixer
KevinsLawns
10-15-2014 08:03 PM
10-20-2014 02:11 PM
by Steve
7 448
Hello ! New guy Rob here
RWorthley1
10-17-2014 04:05 PM
10-20-2014 02:09 PM
by Steve
1 285
Snow Blowing
gwilson98
10-12-2014 02:21 PM
10-17-2014 02:51 PM
by Steve
6 632
Spreading Weeds?
WesleySnips
07-27-2014 09:46 PM
10-17-2014 07:49 AM
by SGL1
6 930
Grasswhoopins.com Anyone...
GRASS WHOOPINS
06-21-2011 11:38 PM
10-16-2014 01:30 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
42 9,287
I Want to buy old...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-10-2014 10:04 PM
10-15-2014 09:12 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
6 661
Say Hello !!!
Steve
03-19-2007 11:18 AM
10-15-2014 06:43 PM
by NHray
1,190 340,067
Do you find weed eating...
chuck2s
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
10-15-2014 02:10 PM
by chuck2s
0 377
Incorporating &...
WesleySnips
10-01-2014 09:39 PM
10-15-2014 01:37 PM
by kslawn
20 1,472
Falling into business
stellarmowing
09-28-2014 04:35 PM
10-15-2014 05:57 AM
by ringahding1
8 1,489
Apartment Complex and...
lxarth
06-22-2011 01:10 PM
10-14-2014 06:25 PM
by jrs.landscaping
42 9,573
I LOVE hedge trimming
stevef1201
10-13-2014 09:05 AM
10-14-2014 01:06 PM
by Steve
5 514
Help with seeder...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-09-2014 07:39 AM
10-13-2014 08:09 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
5 675
The Market watch
WesleySnips
10-12-2014 08:47 PM
10-13-2014 05:40 PM
by SGL1
3 514
Help pricing a large...
Bradcook21
10-07-2014 06:49 AM
10-13-2014 02:00 PM
by Steve
7 864
leaf removal
Double J LLC
10-03-2014 04:24 PM
10-13-2014 06:46 AM
by Billy Goat
19 1,497
Acerage Rake
acrajchel
04-23-2014 07:23 PM
10-12-2014 10:53 PM
by SGL1
2 825
John Deere z235 Deck
WesleySnips
09-29-2014 06:02 PM
10-12-2014 06:20 PM
by kslawn
25 1,637
Credit card contract
SGL1
10-06-2014 05:31 PM
10-12-2014 03:40 PM
by SGL1
18 1,052
Truck craft dump bed...
ExtremeLawncareServices
10-04-2014 08:41 PM
10-10-2014 11:35 AM
by Steve
7 956
First Time River Rock...
berryjam
10-09-2014 06:09 PM
10-10-2014 11:08 AM
by Steve
2 600
West cost lawn prices
SGlawncare
10-09-2014 09:51 PM
10-10-2014 11:03 AM
by Steve
1 587
Question?what should I...
dalvan0
09-24-2014 11:10 PM
10-09-2014 05:58 PM
by kslawn
28 2,123
Mowing the hills
EyeCatchersNow
07-08-2014 12:22 PM
10-09-2014 04:19 PM
by Just for Cuts
25 2,999
snowplowing
jshak40
09-01-2014 07:20 AM
10-09-2014 02:21 PM
by Steve
25 3,635
Changing Scag Freedom Z...
maggiedavidson
10-06-2014 12:24 PM
10-08-2014 06:34 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
7 839
The most dangerous part...
Steve
10-06-2014 02:45 PM
10-07-2014 04:18 PM
by ExtremeLawncareServices
3 818
» Popular Tags
4wd apartment complex article marketing bark bid blades bob villa charge collections collections subcontractor commercial decorating demonstration ditches edging employee problems estimate exmark ferris first truck gopherhaul gravely growing a lawn care business hardscapes honda how much to charge hydraulic installation introduction landscape services lawn lawn care lawn care business lawn care business seo lawn care business show lawn care business website lawn care business website seo lawn care website marketing mechanic monthly mr dave mulch mulch price new mower past due patio install podcast promotion reo running a business scag scag v-ride search engine optimization seo shell small engine repair snow starting a business start up lawn care business steep lawns steve stihl theft of services toro tree truck new used landscape turfgrass consulting walker won't return
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.1.0

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:00 PM.


(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:00 PM.

(C) 2011 Riggs Publications - Terms of use & Privacy Policy