Our Plan for Belize

posted Dec 10, 2017, 10:18 AM by Regina Thurston Hall

We were at the Cancun airport and I spotted a traveler with a passport that said Belize.  Since Belize was on our bucket list, I struck up a conversation with the traveler.  I learned that he was from Belize and was traveling to Detroit to attend his son's graduation from Wayne StateUniversity.  I also learned that he arrived at the Cancun airport via an ADO bus.  He lives in Corozal which is not far from the Mexican border.  He said the bus ride is about 5 hours and costs $700 pesos which is about $37 at the current exchange right.  We will factor in this information when we plan our trip to Belize.

If it's on Sale

posted Sep 27, 2017, 11:43 AM by Regina Thurston Hall

This is how we travel. We spot a really good deal. Look at the dates and make our plans based on those dates.
Airfare WatchDog Detroit fare alert

Save Money by Flying on this Day

posted Feb 7, 2016, 10:58 AM by Regina Thurston Hall   [ updated Dec 10, 2017, 10:24 AM ]

Only Fly on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays

This is a guarantee: The same route, same aircraft, same airline, same everything will cost you more if you depart on a Monday than if you depart on a Tuesday. Why? Because Monday is a peak travel day when most people, including business travelers, need to fly. Tuesday is far less busy. Wednesdays and Saturdays are equally inexpensive; Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays are equally pricey.

The basic rule is that if you fly on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Saturday, you will save money. That's why I always advise people to schedule their vacations from, say, Tuesday to Tuesday rather than Sunday to Sunday. It's supply and demand. Fly when other people aren't likely to fly and you're going to pay less.

Don't Fly in the Afternoon

In addition to avoiding flights on Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays, you should also cast a wary eye toward afternoon departures. This is the travel industry's version of rush hour. The skies are congested, delays are common, and fares are highest because it's when most people want to fly. To avoid high fares and delays, always look for the earliest possible departure.

source:  http://www.smartertravel.com/photo-galleries/editorial/seven-secrets-to-booking-ultralow-airfares.html?id=952

Cabo Here We Come!

posted Jan 19, 2016, 11:50 AM by Regina Thurston Hall   [ updated Jan 19, 2016, 11:52 AM ]

Large Readership on TripAdvisor

posted Dec 17, 2015, 6:20 AM by Regina Thurston Hall   [ updated Dec 17, 2015, 6:37 AM ]

readership badge Trip Advisor Elliott HallElliott has built a readership base on Trip Advisor and is up to 5,272 

readership badge on Trip Advisor

Helpful Votes on Trip Advisor

posted Nov 15, 2014, 9:05 AM by Regina Thurston Hall   [ updated Nov 15, 2014, 9:44 AM ]

Check out the vote we just got on TripAdvisor regarding Arikok National Park,  a major attraction in Aruba.

photo - Arikok National Park

Snow Season Is Here

posted Nov 11, 2014, 10:29 PM by Regina Thurston Hall   [ updated Nov 13, 2014, 3:22 PM ]

Elliott's Home Improvement is ready to negotiate snow removal contracts in the metro Detroit area. Call Elliott at (313) 447-9064.

Travel for less by being...

posted Nov 9, 2014, 10:17 AM by Regina Thurston Hall   [ updated Nov 9, 2014, 11:43 AM ]

flexible dancer

We often base our travel destination by what's on sale.

Since we want to see the world, whatever is on sale regarding the time period, destination and flight chiefly determine our travel plans.  We went to Aruba in April because the resort was "on sale".  We also had access to frequent flier miles, so combine the too and voila.  How did we hear about the sale? 

Push the Travel Button

posted Nov 4, 2014, 2:15 PM by Regina Thurston Hall   [ updated Nov 7, 2014, 1:14 PM ]

the travel button
We've been working on this for a few months and are now in a position to share our travel secrets.  For more information, call (248) 506-6750 and ask about our travel club.

Re-launch of Bootsey's Jewelry

posted May 26, 2014, 10:24 AM by Regina Thurston Hall   [ updated May 26, 2014, 10:37 AM ]

This is a screenshot of the What's New section of the website.  It was designed using Google Presentations as a way of showcasing the latest jewelry collection.  If you are interested in purchasing some of the jewelry, call (313) 310-9804.

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