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The post Review: RideGuru Ridesharing Comparison App appeared first on Stingy Traveller - Budget Travel Blog.

When I first asked to take a look at the ridesharing/ridehailing app RideGuru, I thought, “Here we go again, another fly-by-night rideshare program bandwagoning on the coattails of others.” Turns out RideGuru is not like that at all. If you’ve ever been faced with the dilemma of “Which is cheaper — Uber, Lyft, or a taxi?” then read on, have I got a tale for you.

What is RideGuru?

For starters, RideGuru not an actual ride-hailing app — it’s a comparison portal that allows you to see which rideshare program allows you to get the cheapest ride from Point A to Point B. So instead of having to launch your Uber app and your Lyft app, and whatever ridesharing apps are in your current city to see which one is the most economical — RideGuru does all the heavy lifting for you, and all in one place. Including taxis. Yes, you read that right — INCLUDING TAXIS.

Signing Up With Ride Guru

Signing up is easiest directly from their website at Ride.Guru, although there is also a RideGuru iOS app for users of Apple products. Sadly, there is no Android app yet.

Benefits of Ride Guru

The biggest benefit of RideGuru is to see ALL of the rideshare providers and their pricing in one place. No more hopping between apps to see which one is cheaper.

RideGuru is not just a rideshare price comparison website though, there’s a pretty nifty Rideshare Discussion Forum stuffed with tips and insider intel. Just don’t get stuck heading down a rideshare rabbit hole reading some of the salacious tales from both drivers and riders under the A Night In The Life of An Uber Driver thread. I know I did. (Seriously, it’s hilarious — give it a look if you’ve got some time to kill.)

RideGuru also brings up many rideshare programs you may not have been aware of, which is especially important if you’re trying to save a buck in a foreign city.

Drawbacks of RIdeGuru

Honestly, there are only 4 drawbacks that I can see with Ride Guru, and they are relatively minor ones at that. One is that there is no RideGuru app for Android. That’s easily solved by just going to the web version at www.ride.guru. That should be easy enough to remember, and easy enough to bookmark in Chrome or whatever other internet browser you use on your smartphone.

The second drawback is that there is no affiliate or rewards program. I’ve reaped a lot of ride rewards from Uber and Grab Taxi in Asia over the years, but there appears to be nothing to reward users to keep coming back to RideGuru. Or perhaps I missed that entirely. Would love for the folks at RideGuru to chime in on that one.

RideGuru also does not keep track of motobike taxis. Grab in SE Asia and GoJek in Indonesia offer motorcycle taxi service, so it would be nice if those were offered in the future.

Finally — and this was the most pressing in my humble opinion — wait times. I’ve been caught out on a number of occasions where I’ve had to order a couple of rideshare cars at once to get my destination on time. Anyone who’s travelled in Bangkok at rush hour will know how those wait times can keep on changing.

RideGuru’s price comparison tool gives accurate fare estimates and ride-hailing information from rideshares, ridehails, taxis, and limos to help you get where you want to go at the most affordable price. It’s quick and easy and gives you an upper hand when it comes to the ridehailing game.

Seriously, do yourself a favour a give it a try. It gets this Stingy Traveller seal of approval.

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The post Which Taxes to Report for Tax ID? appeared first on Stingy Traveller - Budget Travel Blog.

Tax law and filing taxes can be extremely complicated. That is why so many people pay someone to fill out their tax documents every year when tax season rolls around. The reason you pay these trained professionals is that they know the information you need to send to the federal government. They know whether you need to submit your Federal tax id number or your social security number for certain tax purposes. If you cannot afford a complete tax lesson or someone to comb through every receipt you have, there is a service that can help you make sure you have the information you need to file correctly.

Estate Taxes

It is very important to remember that tax filings vary from state to state, so it is very necessary that you become somewhat familiar about what you need to file. When you are requesting a Tax ID for estate you are requesting an identification number for your business. In the case an EIN for the estate, you need this number, so you can pay any taxes associated with the person’s estate.

If the deceased individual owned a business, the executor will need to decide if that business will remain in operation or close. If it decides to remain open, it will be necessary for the new executor of the estate to get an estate tax ID number, so they can continue to pay and report wages to the IRS. The executor will also need to report any payment on taxes that were due prior to the death of the business owner.

Again, these tax rules, regulations, and steps can become very overwhelming. That is why there is a team of tax professionals why can help you file the correct paperwork, so you can get the IRS-EIN-Tax-ID you need to be in compliance.

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The post 5 Incredible Experiences You Can Have In Melbourne appeared first on Stingy Traveller - Budget Travel Blog.

There are a lot of amazing things you can do in Australia. You can tour the Outback, see the Great Barrier Reef, explore Sydney, and encounter all kinds of beautiful areas and fascinating wildlife. It truly is a land of wonders, particularly for those who have never been before. Even with all Australia has to offer however, there’s a real argument to be made that Melbourne is the most enjoyable city in the country. And even if that statement can’t be proven, we’re backing it up here by highlighting five incredible experiences you can have in this fabulous Victorian city.

1. See The White Night Festival


The idea of a White Night Festival, or “the white nights” as some call it, is not unique to Melbourne – but it may be uniquely spectacular there. It’s basically an all-night arts festival in February complete with light shows, parade floats, and big festive crowds. And this past February in Melbourne more than 600,000 people turned out for what has become one of the city’s most reliable parties. It’s an extraordinary way to get to know a new city, an excuse to stay out on the streets all through Saturday night, and ultimately an event you won’t forget.

2. Tour The Yarra Valley


As you might gather from its name, the Yarra Valley is a short distance outside of Melbourne proper, but it’s still undeniably one of the city’s main attractions. Known equally for its beauty and for the wine that is produced there, it attracts flocks of visitors who simply want to wander vineyards, look over rolling country, and perhaps try some of the local wines. The valley does not disappoint.

3. Sightsee From Above

Sightseeing from above doesn’t refer to one activity in Melbourne, but rather the fact that this city has an almost unusual number of attractions and vantage points that are up high. While it can’t quite match Sydney’s famous bridge walk, but there’s plenty you can enjoy among and above the rooftops of Melbourne. There’s a famous pool atop the spectacular Adelphi Hotel, there’s a viewing balcony at the top of Hamer Hall, there are numerous rooftop bars and restaurants, and there are commonly recommended hot air balloon rides, both over the Yarra Valley and over the city itself.

4. Attend The Melbourne Cup


Melbourne actually has various sporting events that are worth planning trips around. Aside from local cricket and Aussie rules football, Australian Open tennis and the Melbourne Grand Prix are major draws. But the Melbourne Cup may be the best of the bunch. Held each November, it’s considered by far the most coveted prize in Australian thoroughbred racing, which causes a lot of buzz. The competition is top-notch, and it’s said that the nation “stops” to take in the action. It’s fun just to be in Melbourne during the races, but naturally, if you can be at the racecourse you’re in for a real treat.

5. Visit The Melbourne Zoo


At first thought, it might almost seem like a shame to visit a zoo in a country that’s known for its actual wildlife. Then again, you can trust the Australians to handle zoos and wildlife reserves with care, which is perhaps one reason the Melbourne Zoo is fairly special to visit. Over 320 species from around the world are present in what’s ultimately a beautiful environment, and of course you’ll see some of those same animals that famously hail from Australia. Make sure you head to the underwater portion of the zoo to see the native “Little Penguins!”

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The post 6 Family Vacations that Aren’t Your Typical Trip to the Beach appeared first on Stingy Traveller - Budget Travel Blog.

These days, it’s a miracle to actually find a time during the summer for everyone in the family to take a trip together. Parents have a never ending list of extra responsibilities at work, and children have summer jobs or camp to attend. When that rare opportunity presents itself, don’t bore your family with the same old trip you’ve been taking for years.

Change things up with a destination that is a little more exotic. Expose yourself and your family to a new culture and see a part of the world that you have never been to before. A trip like this is much more accessible than you think. In fact, with sites like Expedia the best family vacation destinations are literally a click away.

1. Varadero, Cuba

Varadero offers the picturesque white sand beaches of the tropical island ideal while still providing a rich cultural history and modern amenities. Al Capone used to enjoy time in Varadero, and there is still an ambience of elegance and class that permeates the city.

For those who want an in-depth knowledge of the city’s past, public and private tours are a great way to familiarize and orient yourself. The street market is will also pique your interest and provide ample opportunity to find some keepsakes and memorable treasures.

Varadero’s beautiful beach and shore line of course should not be missed, but when you are feeling more adventurous, explore Saturno Cave or the Varahicacos Ecological Reserve. When you are ready to jump back in the water, grab your snorkel or scuba gear, because you can find some world class reefs just off shore.

The city has a number of restaurants serving delicious seafood and cuban fare, so don’t worry when you work up a serious appetite. The best part is, a seven day getaway to Varadero won’t cost you an arm and a leg. Expect to pay between $625-675 per person for an all inclusive stay on one of the world’s most beautiful beaches. Grab your sunscreen and hit the surf!

2. Holguin, Cuba

Varadero isn’t the only idyllic getaway in Cuba. Holguin, known as the city of parks, is one of the most beautiful hidden vacation destinations in the world. Christopher Columbus remarked that it was the most beautiful land he had ever seen when he arrived here.

Holguin has a number of historical landmarks that are worth visiting like the San Jose Church and the Cathedral de San Isidoro. But visitors always find themselves drawn to the beautiful parks in the city. Most renown among them, take a stroll through the Parque Carlos Manuel Cespedes and drink in the beautiful surroundings.

When you are ready to take the kids for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, visit the Dolphinarium at Cayo Naranjo. You can enjoy a sea lion show, a dolphin show, or actually swim with dolphins in a safe environment. This highly rated attraction is just a short ride away from Holguin proper, and you will be treated like guests of honor by the staff, human and dolphin alike!

Depending on what you are looking for, you can find all-inclusive deals between $700-800 per person.

3. Orlando, Florida

On a list of family vacation destinations, how could Orlando not be included? If your family is ready for roller coasters, water slides, and Disney magic, Orlando is your one stop shop. To kick things off, take a trip to Disney World and immerse yourself in the stories and songs that you and your children love.

You can find rides and attractions from the movies that you loved growing up, as well as all of the characters and rides that your children know from today’s Disney properties, like Marvel Comics and new Star Wars films.

Visiting during the summer months? SeaWorld will keep you plenty cool with water attractions and up-close encounters with animals of all shapes and sizes. Join Harry Potter and friends in the Wizarding World at Universal Studios, a must-see for fans of the books and movies.

Need a break from all the theme parks? Orlando understands that. Relax at one of Orlando’s premiere spas or grab your partner for a romantic candlelit dinner at one of Orlando’s amazing restaurants. At C$800 per person for an all-inclusive adventure, start planning today.

4. Negril, Jamaica

Boasting the world-famous Seven Mile Beach, Negril will be the location of your family’s next favorite vacation. You can explore uninhabited tropical isles on a guided tour of Negril’s surrounding waters or head to Kool Runnings Water Park. Marvel at the enormous Negril Lighthouse and the natural beauty of the Negril cliffs.

Attune yourself with nature at Barney’s Flower and Hummingbird Garden. Pick up some memorabilia at the beautiful open air Times Square Market. Feeling an itch to hit the links? Negril Hills Golf Club has you covered. Want to energize yourself for the day? Grab a paddleboard and a foam roller and try out Liquid Yoga at the Negril Treehouse!
You will feel the need for more hours in the day to experience all of Negril. Expect to pay around $850 per person for an all inclusive package.

5. Los Cabos, Mexico

Los Cabos stands out as one of the best whale watching destinations on the world. If you and your loved ones are hoping to experience the magnificence of whales in the wild, Los Cabos is the place for you.There are multiple tour groups that will take you out to sea to find whales (including one on a pirate ship) and you can even arrange to swim with whale sharks during your stay.

When you get out of the water, hop on a horse, ATV or even a camel (yes you read that correctly) for an overland tour of the breathtaking landscape. There are lots of family-friendly activities to check out on Los Cabos as well like A-maze-in Cabo. Check out the fun and sun for yourself! All-inclusive packages can be found for about $855 per person.

6. Sosua, Dominican Republic

Sosua definitely checks all the boxes for tropical island paradise. It boasts beautiful palm tree-lined beaches, astounding coral reefs for exploring, and intriguing wildlife like dolphins and monkeys. But there is even more to Sosua than meets the eye.

Sosua was a haven for Jews leaving Europe in the mid-1940’s. As a result, there are synagogues and a Museum of Jewish Heritage in this tiny tropical town. Visit the Castillo Mundo King museum and take in some local traditional art and amazing architecture. Sosua offers some of the best reef snorkeling and scuba diving in the world. Keep an eye out for curious dolphins who might come right up to you to say hello!

If you are looking for an adventure on land, book a 4-wheel ATV tour or hold tight to the famous aerial zipline at Monkey Jungle (and feed wild capuchin monkeys while you are there!). Sosua is a truly unique destination. Find yourself there during an all-inclusive stay for approximately $860 per person.

Conclusion

Enjoy a little slice of paradise with your loved ones this year. With endless activities and attractions to explore, there has never been a better time for a tropical family getaway!

What is your ideal tropical getaway destination? Leave us a comment and tell us where you want to go!

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The post Budget-Friendly Attractions in Vancouver appeared first on Stingy Traveller - Budget Travel Blog.

Vancouver is an amazing place to visit. It’s an incredibly popular place to see, and with good reason: a thriving arts scene, very friendly locals, and a unique inherent charm. But it’s generally not a very inexpensive city to visit, or even live in, and holidays in Canada are often just a dream for many. To help make that dream a reality, here are some attractions in the Vancouver area that won’t immediately drain your budget the moment you step off the plan.

1. Burnaby Village

With the quality being provided in Burnaby Village, one might expect for it to have a paid admission. And until recently that would have been true, but now admission is free, with the exception of things like carousel rides, which are rather inexpensive, and some special events, like Halloween. Burnaby Village offers an interesting perspective on Vancouver, as it’s something like an open-air museum that has plenty of historic buildings, like a blacksmith shop, and an old-fashioned ice cream parlor. Sadly, Burnaby Village is not open all-year round, as it’s a seasonal attraction, and it’s open in the summer, and for some special occasions like Halloween.

2. Gastown

An historic part of Vancouver, Gastown is an ideal part of the city for any visitor, as the old feel of the city is still present and in full force, with its many heritage brick buildings still standing. It’s perfect if you simply want to take a stroll in a place that’s filled with the unique Vancouver spirit, or if you are looking for a gift or souvenir shop. There are also many good restaurants in the area, but no museums to speak of. Other than that, there charming and picturesque shops lining the streets of this part of town, as well as the world famous steam clock.

3. Granville Island

Arguably Vancouver’s most popular spot, Granville Island is the trendiest district in the city. Lined with modern restaurants, art studios, theaters, boutiques, gorgeous views and sites, and the world famous Public Market, there’s something for everyone. It’s popular throughout the entire year, and like the rest of Vancouver, it’s perfect on sunny days. There’s live music being played constantly, and you can find special delicacies in the Public Market of the finest quality.

4. Museum of Anthropology

Though the regular admissions for this museum are not ideal for people on a budget, on Thursday evenings after 5 o’clock the admission drops from $18 to $10. That’s a very decent admission for what’s on offer, as this museum is an excellent location to learn about the history and culture of the Vancouver region, and to see old artefacts of the West Coast First Nation.

5. Queen Elizabeth Park

If you want to spend some time away from the hustle and bustle of the city, but don’t want to leave the city limits, the Queen Elizabeth Park is the ideal location. It’s a gorgeous spot, and arguably the most beautiful in all of Vancouver, as well as the highest point within the city proper. Around 130 acres of flowers and gardens, it’s free to visit and explore, with the exception of the Bloedel Conservatory which is filled with different species of birds and plants. It’s a perfect spot for a family, and ideal for children to play in the warm summer sun.

 

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The post Great Barrier Reef on a Budget appeared first on Stingy Traveller - Budget Travel Blog.

The Great Barrier reef is the home of diverse marine species and endangered animals such as the dugong and the large green turtle. Currently, there are 1,500 species of fish, 400 types of corals and 4,000 types of mollusks in this 348,000-km2 ecosystem. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1981 and continues to be of biological interest to marine scientists.

If the Great Barrier Reef is on your travel bucket list, here’s how you can do it on the cheap.

1. Choose the most affordable gateway location for your accommodations.

There are three gateway locations to get to the Great Barrier Reef. Cairns, Airlie Beach and Townsville are all located in Queensland, Australia. You can find them on the northeastern coast of Down Under, and they are about a half an hour to an hour boat ride from the Great Barrier Reef.

Cairns

Cairns is a beautiful tropical city that has cheap accommodations for those on a tight budget. You can stay at a specialty lodging for as low as $25 a night or you can find a cute Airbnb for as low as $30 a night.

Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach is a resort town in the Whitsunday Coast that has three ports where sea cruises to the Great Barrier Reef depart from. These ports are the Port of Airlie, the Abell Point Marina, and the Shute Harbour. For your accommodations, you can find cheap lodging options starting at $40 a night or book an Airbnb starting at $30 a night.

Townsville

Townsville is a coastal city that people visit for its beaches and wildlife parks. There are Airbnb rooms and lodging options that cost at least $20 a night.

2. Join a Great Barrier Reef tour that fits your budget.

Most Great Barrier Reef vacations are expensive when they don’t need to be. In fact, it’s the tour part of the trip that might cost you the most, but it only makes sense because it’s the reason that you came to Australia in the first place. Anyway, the tour that you’ll join will depend on where you’re staying at. But the average price for the tour will cost between $200 (one day) to $750 (multiple days).

3. Cook your own food.

You can save a lot of money while in Australia if you cook your own food. Of course, this is only possible if you’re staying at an accommodation that includes a kitchen as an amenity. You can also pack your lunch and snacks if these aren’t included in your tour package.

4. Or find affordable restaurants to dine in.

If you don’t have a kitchen in your lodging option, hotel or Airbnb, you can always find affordable restaurants to dine in. This is also a great opportunity to meet and mingle with locals.

In Cairns, you can try Apex Milk Bar for burgers and fries, Jafflehead for sandwiches and Snoogies for home-cooked type meals. Meanwhile, Airlie Beach has Café One 3, Beagles Pizza, and Whitsunday Seafood Bar. Lastly, while in Townsville, you should try Strand Souvlaki Bar for Mediterranean food, Denham St. Café for vegetarian dishes, and Guzman y Gomez for Mexican food.

So these are just a few tips on how you can tour the Great Barrier reef on a budget. Hopefully, this guide has given you ideas on how to have the best vacation in the most affordable way possible.

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The post How to Travel on a Budget in 2018 appeared first on Stingy Traveller - Budget Travel Blog.

Most of us make a resolution at the start of every new year that we’ll travel more, but it seems like these goals don’t always become a reality. Sometimes it’s because of logistical constraints, like work and family, but more often than not we don’t take advantage of travel opportunities because it can be extremely expensive.

By the time you factor in the cost of flights, lodging, meals, and transportation, your budget might be blown before you ever even leave home.

It’s intimidating to think about spending so much on travel, so how can you save money while still living up to your goal for the new year?

Rent an RV

One of the biggest travel trends right now is RVing, but you’re probably not going to go out and buy a vehicle just for traveling.

Luckily, you can rent an RV from owners and pay by the night in most cases. There are quite a few reasons RVing isn’t just an enjoyable travel experience, but also one that’s budget-friendly.

First, you don’t have to worry about the cost of flights if you’re driving to your destinations, and you also don’t have to rent a hotel or lodging accommodations.

What’s also great about traveling by RV is the fact that you can prepare your own meals if you have a kitchen, saving on the costs of eating out, and if you have some friends who’d like to join you, you can share the RV and split the costs of travel.

Stay in the U.S.

There are great opportunities when you travel outside of the country, but the same holds true for domestic travel as well.

There are hidden gems throughout the United States from urban areas to rural hideaways, so if you’re just getting started on making your travel dreams a reality, you might not have to go as far as you think to see pretty amazing things.

Just as an example of what you can do if you stay in the U.S. and also if you want to RV or drive to your destination are the many National Parks throughout the country.

You can see some of the most awe-inspiring scenery in the world, and you don’t even have to fly or book a hotel to get to these parks.

Find Free Activities

Whether you’re traveling domestically or internationally, there are so many things you can do for free, including visiting museums, cultural attractions and taking walking tours.

Just as an example, many museums across the world have certain days of the week where admission is free, so do your research, and you can have a rich, cultural experience without a high price tag.

Finally, as a general rule of thumb wherever you’re traveling in 2018, try to avoid tourist hotspots.

Whether you’re in the U.S. or traveling internationally, if you only stick to the tourist areas you’re not only missing out on seeing the real authentic sights and sounds of the area, but you’re also going to pay more.

Go outside of tourist areas and you’ll find unique things such as markets and smaller, more under-the-radar restaurants and other places where you can save money and get a true feel for how people live wherever you are.

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The post Exploring Milan on a shoestring budget appeared first on Stingy Traveller - Budget Travel Blog.

Can one really explore Milan on a shoestring budget? After all, the place is famous for fashion and shopping, and the idea of keeping a budget check here seems a bit too far from reality. However, the reality is that there is a cultural and dynamic side of the city that is waiting to be explored, and you can make it even if you are on a tight budget. All it takes is a little tampering with your itinerary and keeping an eye on where you go, eat or sleep.

For cheaper travel

The cheapest way, of course, is on foot and spend hours strolling through the streets and markets. Enjoy the green surroundings and get familiar with the local culture. You can take advantage of Milan tram system which is fairly cheap.  Another great option is to get in touch with transfer company – Kiwitaxi, who are world famed for their cheap and affordable travel services for the tourists in any part of the world.

You may also rent a bike and bike around Milan on popular paths such as Naviglio Grande and Naviglio Martesana cycle path.

For great food

Head towards Mercato Papiniano food market for some great food options that are very affordable too. The city is loaded with coffee shops and cafés and the ones at Open are very reasonably priced too. If you want to save money, avoid upmarket restaurants and enjoy traditional Milanese food at Antiva Trattoria della Pesa. Do not miss out on the local delicacies, such as slices of pizza and biscotti. You get to taste the real Italian food on the streets and not only is it authentic but very cheap too.

Free activities

Milan is a place of beauty and filled with gardens and parks. Acquario happens to be one of the really amazing parks. The city boasts of hundreds of small art galleries, and most of them are free to enter. Enjoy window shopping on streets of Quadrilatero d’Oro lined with designer shops such as Prada and Gucci. Hop on the iconic orange trams, and they are popular public transport vehicles. It will cost you very little and take you through some lovely tree-lined avenues to Piazza Fontana, cover several Milan points through the backstreets and later down Corso Sempione and Via Vincenzo Monti. You can hop on and off whenever you like! Some of the free but amazing hot spots include Milan’s iconic cathedral, Duomo, the rather spectacular cemetery, Cimitero Monumentale or the Chinatown. If you love street art, head for the Isola district, Corso di Porta Ticinese and Colonne di San Lorenzo.

For cheap and comfortable lodging

It can be tricky to find a good and affordable place to sleep in Milan. However, if you know where to look, you can sure find some good options and last minute deals. There are hotels that keep their prices low the whole year round, and some good options are Canada Hotel and Hotel Demò.  Staying in a hostel can be a great alternative, and if traveling with a large group, you can rent an apartment that is comfortable and well-equipped.

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The post What to do for free in New York appeared first on Stingy Traveller - Budget Travel Blog.

New York is a great city with much to offer, nevertheless we all agree that many of tourist sites can be quite expensive. That doesn’t have to be the case though, with a little legwork, you can find that New York offers many ideal attractions to enjoy that are absolutely free.

Today we are going to talk about the some of those must-see, interesting free places so that your research doesn’t have to go that far and still you will be able to go to the city well prepared.

Let’s start with the Staten Island ferry that travels through the maritime route from Manhattan to Staten Island. This ferry is absolutely free and you can take it using the line 1 of the subway or the South Ferry station. It departs frequently 24 hours a day, although there can be a delay of 30 to 60 minutes if you take it between 8:00 pm and 6:00 am. If you travel on the ferry between 6:00 am to the 8:00 pm, you’ll only have to wait 15 to 20 minutes for the next one.

Following this you have a great deal of places where you can take pictures that surely will please your sight as well as your social media profiles, to do this you can go near the PUBLIC library of New York , the Brooklyn Bridge, the Grand Central station and its enormous parks distributed through all the city that allow you to enjoy of a pleasent day under the sun.

You can also take advantage to know the Carousel of Jane which is contained in a crystal box that allows to enjoy it even when it’s raining. If you wish to ride it you will have to pay $2 USD to do so, if not you can still enjoy the nocturne light show that you can watch from the East River and the Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges.

Another way to enjoy of a good tour through the city is using the rental car service  that allows you to travel to the nearby cities under your choice schedule. The transport systemof the city can be considered excellent, using it you can move without problems , however if you wish to go to the surroundings of New York the most advisable thing to do is to rent a car that you can reserve from agencies such as Miles Car Rental so you can get to know the city without schedule limitations and with a steady feed.

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The post Preparing Your Jeep for the Outdoors appeared first on Stingy Traveller - Budget Travel Blog.

Like most jeep owners, your love for the outdoors is one of the reasons you purchased your jeep in the first place. Taking your Jeep on all sorts of adventures can mean encountering different types of weather and terrains. Prepping your jeep for the outdoors is essential for comfort, safety, and performance from your jeep. Take a look at these ways you can prepare your 4X4 such as Jeep seat covers or a new top, and get out and enjoy yourself!

Seat Covers

Seat covers are a great way to prep your jeep for the outdoors. They’re not only stylish but also protect your Jeep’s interior. Whether you get caught in the rain with your jeep top down or you’ve been off-roading in a mud covered terrain, your seats will stay dry and protected with the right seat covers. You can even purchase seat covers that offer UV protection from the sun.

Bumper

Bumpers are also a great way to prep your jeep for the outdoors, especially a Jeep rear bumper. The rear bumper is essentially what protects your jeep while on the trails. You can also accessorize your rear bumper with all the gear you would need for the outdoors such as a winch, lights, etc.

Top

The top for your jeep is also an important feature for prepping your jeep for the outdoors. The material in which your top and doors are made of will provide protection from the rain, the wind, and other outdoor elements. You can also add additional features for the windows and doors that can add an added element of protection. There are a number of Jeep tops to choose from that can effectively meet your needs when it comes to protecting your Jeep interior from the elements of the outdoors.

Whatever your outdoor jeep prepping needs are, 4WD can offer you exactly what you need!

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