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Traveling on a Budget

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Traveling on a Budget

Travelling can be a very costly endeavor for the most part for anyone. People who travel does so with preparations, even money savings. However, this is only true depending on the location of your travels.

But believe it or not, even in today’s rising costs of living, there are still some businesses which prefer affordability over gains in terms of business. One such business can be found Vero Beach, Florida.

Budget-friendly By the Sea Hotel

One of the best lodging options in the Vero Beach area, Sea Turtle Inn is conveniently located close to the area’s major attractions namely: Walt Disney World, Kennedy Space Center, Sebastian Inlet State Park, McKee Botanical Garden, Riverside Theatre, Vero Beach Museum of Art, Kayak the Scenic Waterways of Florida, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution, Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge, McLarty Treasure Museum, Mel Fisher Treasure Museum, Laura Riding Jackson Home, and Manatee Observation and Education Center.

Traveling on a Budget

Located just a block away from the bustling area on Ocean Drive, Sea Turtle Inn is perfectly situated at the nearby Atlantic Ocean.

Never seen dolphins in person? Go to the sea and enjoy watching the dolphins as they play in seawaters. Sea Turtle Inn’s white sands on the beach are its unspoiled beauty and is an experience to bask in.

Built as a Floribbean style hotel, Sea Turtle Inn offers oceanfront swimming pool and beach activities in a friendly and relaxed environment. Adjacent to Sea Turtle Inn is a fitness facility for the health and fitness conscious. 

Sea Turtle Inn is great for couples or family vacations. If you are a business traveler, Sea Turtle Inn offers comfortable accommodation on a fantastic location that is near the beach and a central location in the area. 

Other Things to Do

Traveling on a Budget

Other things to do at Sea Turtle Inn’s location are:

  • Boating and River/Ocean Fishing
  • Local Shops
  • Marinas
  • Orchid Island Rentals

What to Expect

Traveling on a Budget

At a price affordable to its customers, enjoy staying in sea Turtle Inn’s furnished apartments and great amenities like:

  • 1 and 2 Bedroom Apartments
  • 1 King or 2 Full Size Beds
  • High Speed Internet Access
  • Cable TV
  • Lounge
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Microwave
  • Pool
  • Laundry facilities

Rental Rates

As one of the most economical resort hotel in Vero Beach, Sea Turtle Inn offer great furnished apartments at a great price. Sea Turtle Inn offers following rental rates:

Efficiency Resort Hotel Accommodations

Economy Season
April 30-Dec. 14
Value Season
Dec. 15 Dec. 30
April 1 – April 30
Jan. Feb. March
Daily $99 &  up $145 $145
Weekly upon request $1,015 $1,015
Monthly upon request $3,900 $3,900

Traveling on a Budget

Poolside Resort Hotel Apartments

Economy Season
April 30-Dec. 14
Value Season
Dec. 15 Dec. 30
April 1 – April 30
Jan. Feb. March
Daily $145 – $175 $175 – $235 N/A
Weekly upon request $1,225 – $1,645 upon request
Monthly upon request upon request upon request

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Notes to Customers

  • MasterCard and Visa Accepted
  • Rates are for 1 or 2 persons – extra person $10 per day
  • All rates subject to Florida state and local taxes
  • Rates subject to changes without notice
  • Deposit required 35% of the total charges or 1 night’s lodging whichever is greater
  • 30 day refund notice required during Peak and Value season – 15 days at other times
  • Rates may be higher during holidays
  • Full payment due at check-in
  • Check-out 11:00 a.m. – Check-in 2:00 p.m.
  • Daily maid service in efficiencies except Sundays and holidays

Enjoy a warm welcome ad friendly service at the convenient hotel in Vero Beach that is the Sea Turtle Inn. Wake up refreshed after a night of restful sleep on a clean and comfortable, fresh bed at the Sea Turtle Inn.
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Are you always traveling? These clever helpful travel hacks will make you’re life smoother and easier. Check them out now and you can add more in the comments section below.

1. When you travel, you can drop by at any super market and buy a lemon. Make sure to pack a knife with you so that everyday you can slice a fresh lemon and apply it both on your armpits. You will feel and smell fresh all day.

lemon2. Bring a reusable thermal cup, fill it in with your tea bags (inside a ziplock). You can ask for hot water when you arrive at the airport and airplane, just ask for hot water (it’s free) and you can save money.

reusable thermal cup

3. Use a trust and seal to organize your accessories especially your necklaces so it won’t be tangled.

accessory organizer

4. A medicine box is another clever travel hack where you can place your earrings, rings and other accessories.

accessory organizer

5. A reusable shopping handbag will protect your bag from any scratches while you are in the airplane and other places.

handbag protection

6. An extension cord is also a must-have and you can just put inside a tissue holder. An extension cord will help you use your electronic devices even while you’re in bed.

cord protector

7. Seal your bottles before you close their caps to prevent them from spilling over.

bottle seal

8. A clever hack that can help you save space and protect any small fragile items you might bring during your trip. Use your socks!


9. You can protect your favorite perfume by packing it inside your socks and at the same time organizing them by wrapping them all together to save space.

organize socks

10. Avoid having broken and ruined make-up by investing some money on cotton pads and put them on top or inside your compact then close the lid.

make-up handling

11. Are you using your earbuds a lot but it get mixed up with the things inside your bag that you can’t find it easily? Use a business card! Just take the long part and wire of your earbuds then wrap it around your business card.



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Packing Cubes For Travel

When are you going on your next family beach trip?  These are the very excursions that we look forward to for bonding time.  The beach trip is the classical family fun time to hangout and when it’s a little distance from home, it is even better.

Heading to the beach with your family requires a lot.  You need to make sure that everything is intact in order to really enjoy yourselves when you get there.  And, of course this means ensuring that you pack all the things you will need to make for a safe and stress-free day-out.

There are certain things that you definitely must have on your family beach trip.  These include, but are not limited to, food, drinking water, towels, change of clothes, toiletries, and sunscreen.  These are just basic things that you will need for your day at the beach, but you should know what the other essentials are that you need to make your trip extra fun and stress free.  Maybe you have a baby; you would definitely need to pack extra diapers, toys and so on.  But this is all dependent on the dynamic of your family.

No matter the type of family dynamic, what is essential to having a fun, smooth-sailing day at the beach is ensuring that little of everything is packed for each person on the trip.  You will therefore need to have a check-off list and some travel bags to pack all essentials.

Now, did you know that there is the availability of packing cubes for travel with your families?  Maybe you have heard about them before, but maybe not.  Basically, packing cubes help to organize your items in a more understandable way that makes it easier to grab what you need and go!

Packing Cubes are bags that are designed to sectionalize different items in your travel bags or suitcases.  They are designed to allow you to maximize on space by compacting items of clothing and so on while you travel.  In this case you can use one travel bag for everybody!

Some very good packing bags make it even easier for you when you travel, like Planet Tor’s Packing Cubes for Travel.  These are sets of four cubes – one large, two mediums and one small – that allow you to pack everything you need.  You could pack each individual’s necessities in a separate bag, or you could compartmentalize based on the category of the items.

They even keep your clothes wrinkle-free.  So, if you want to go out for a little family dinner directly after the beach trip, you won’t look too shabby.  The bags also have great ventilation and ease of sight and access to items in the packing cube due to the meshed top design.  As you travel you don’t have to worry about the scent of your clothes because they are so tightly compacted.

It is very practical to use something like Planet Tor’s packing cube for traveling to the beach to ensure a smooth flowing day out.  The next time you plan a family beach trip consider all these necessities when you’re making preparations.

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Packing Cubes

If you love to travel, then you need the right suitcases to make your vacations and business conferences easier for you. Your suitcases need to be tough and durable but also need to fit the way you travel. Along with suitcases there are some great advantages to using packing cubes when you travel often. These go inside your suitcases and hold everything you need for your trip.

Consider these great advantages to packing cubes and why they should be a staple in the closet of anyone who travels. They can make longer trips less inconvenient and your vacations more enjoyable. Here’s why:

1. They keep clothes wrinkle-free.

One drawback to suitcases is that they often allow clothes to move around after they’ve been packed which in turn can lead to wrinkles. This is a problem especially for those who travel for business and who need to make a good appearance when on the road. Using garment bags that allow clothes to hang can help but these can be bulky and difficult to carry with you.  They mean an entirely separate bag just for a nice shirt or skirt.

Using packing cubes set allows your clothes to be packed more compact so they don’t move around and in turn won’t get wrinkled. You won’t need to waste time on your trip ironing your clothes and will look your best all the time.

2. You can organize outfits.

Many people who travel on business find it difficult to remember to pack everything they need for their outfits for each day. Using packing cubes set will allow you to ensure you have all the items and accessories you need by day or by event.

For example, you might use one to pack the suit you’ll need for that presentation and include your tie, jewelry items, belt, and so on. Another cube might be used to pack for that special date night you’re planning while on vacation. Again, be sure to include the shoes you’ll need along with hose, socks, particular underwear, and all other pieces. By having a separate cube for each outfit you can plan accordingly and know you haven’t overlooked anything.

3. You can use one suitcase for more than one person.

Rather than carrying around extra suitcases for each person that’s traveling, you can combine all your items into one suitcase but keep clothes separate with cubes. This makes it easier when traveling and can even make it cheaper since many airlines charge for extra bags. When traveling with children this can be the perfect solution to having them be responsible for their own bags or for carrying several smaller bags with the family.

Investing in packing cubes is a must for any individual or family that travels often. They keep clothes fresh and wrinkle-free and can help you to stay organized. If you love to travel or need to travel for business, you’ll find they have many benefits for you.


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A lot of families still enjoy having an outdoor adventure once in a while especially camping. Do you or your family have plans to go on camping this coming holiday? Aside from clothes, foods, and other consumables, there are extra vital items that you should bring not only for a real nomadic experience but also to ensure your safety. Here are 7 items that should always be present on your camping list. And to protect your camping items, try to find a durable and waterproof backpack.

  1. First aid kit. Perhaps, the reason for preparing and bringing a first aid kit is already obvious: to provide relief for common injuries. You don’t have to include several supplies and medications. Just anticipate the risks you might encounter like cuts, bumps, burns, bruises, etc. Of course, don’t forget to include your maintenance medications if you are taking any.
  2. A pocket or a larger knife. If you are going to camp in the woods, a knife is indispensable. You need it in clearing your camping grounds, preparing your tent, preparing your meal, searching for food in case you run out of supply, and most importantly, to ensure your security when you are camping in the wild.
  3. Maps, compass, or GPS. The next important item that should be present inside your waterproof backpack is the map. When you are spending your holiday on popular and private camping areas, localized maps are usually sold by the club or owners of the camping grounds. When you’re on your own, detailed maps plus a compass is the best combination. And for easier directions, your favorite GPS device should come in handy.
  4. Flashlight, lamp, or lantern. Although you can create a bonfire next to your tent, nothing beats the flexibility of a flashlight or lamp. Just remember that there’s no electricity around so it’s better to choose lights that are powered by DC batteries instead of rechargeable lithium. Additionally, LED lights are much more efficient.
  5. Matches, lighter, or flint. Fire is an essential in camping for cooking, heating, and lighting. Unless you have fire-making skills using only wood or stone, you will certainly need a match or lighter. For a more authentic camping experience, you might want to bring a flint. Magnifying and even reading glasses can be used to create fire, but these two are only effective when the sun if up.
  6. Rope or a rope hammock. Rope is a basic yet important part of outdoor camping. It has several uses from providing tougher support and knots to your tent, for gathering and bundling wood, food, and other items you need to collect, for towing or securing your companions who are in a tight situation, an improvised support for hiking, etc. Rope hammock can be a substitute because you can always convert it into a single stretch when needed.
  7. Your gadgets. Gadgets are not really needed especially if you want a true outdoor adventure. But when you are camping with the family or with children, gadgets becomes a necessity in your waterproof backpack. They can be used to entertain or perhaps, calm children who having tantrums.

Places to Visit While in Florida

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Discover the tourist attractions in Florida

To follow and conclude the amazing lists of places to visit while in Florida is this third post of the same title.

From where we left off, we specifically mentioned Kayak(ing) the Scenic Waterways of Florida. To continue the list, here are some of the tourist destinations people go to while in Florida:

Kayak the Scenic Waterways of Florida (continued)

Places to Visit While in Florida

  • Miami Dade County

o   An hour away south of Miami, is the wildest place to kayak that is the Everglades National Park. In it you will find:

  • Bear Lake Canoe Trail: an out-and-back paddle along a straight man-made historic waterway through thick mangroves. We’ve done this one and enjoyed the mangrove tunnels and wildlife.
  • Hell’s Bay Canoe Trail: Famously: “Hell to get into and hell to get out of.” Through mangrove creeks and ponds.
  • Noble Hammock: a 1.9 mile loop through a maze of mangrove tunnels and small ponds.
  • Florida Keys 

o   Stated as a heaven for kayaking in South Florida. There are unlimited places to put in your kayak and paddle through spectacular scenery in the Keys.

  • A ghost town with ruins overgrown by jungle and great snorkeling along its rocky shore, Indian Key Historic State Park is an outstanding kayak destination.
  • Famous for its snorkeling, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park also offers 2.5 miles of mangrove trails through the park.
  • Home to the endangered Key Deer, Big Pine Key / No Name Key is also a popular spot to kayak. You will find variety of animals when kayaking through here. There are plenty of birds, Key Deer and any number of creatures in the water, from crabs to rays.

Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution

  • Also commonly referred to as HBOI or HBOI at FAU, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution is a non-profit oceanographic institution operated by Florida Atlantic University in Fort Pierce, Florida, USA. Similar to the Kennedy Space Center, Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institution is a tourist destination for its educational and science museums.

Places to Visit While in Florida

Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge

  • Part of the United States National Wildlife Refuge System, located along a twenty mile (30 km) section of coastline from Melbourne Beach to Wabasso Beach, Florida along State Road A1A is Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge. The refuge provides nesting habitats for approximately one-fourth of all sea turtles nesting in the United States. The refuge also provides habitat for several other threatened and endangered species.

McLarty Treasure Museum

  • Occupying part of the former site of the Survivors’ and Salvagers’ Camp – 1715 Fleet, and is part of Sebastian Inlet State Park, McLarty Treasure Museum is located at 13180 North A1A on Orchid Island, north of Windsor and Vero Beach, Florida. It houses exhibits on the history of the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet.

Places to Visit While in Florida

Mel Fisher Treasure Museum

  • In another part of Florida, Mel Fisher Treasure Museum houses exhibits on archaeology and the 1715 Spanish treasure fleet. It is located at 1322 U.S. Highway 1, Sebastian, Florida. The museum included a working conservation laboratory used to preserve artifacts recovered from underwater with an observation window for viewing conservation work from inside the museum.

Places to Visit While in Florida

Laura Riding Jackson Home

  • Born January 16, 1901, Laura Riding Jackson, an American poet, critic, novelist, essayist and short story writer, lived in this house until her death on September 2, 1991 making this place of value for tourists.

Places to Visit While in Florida

Manatee Observation and Education Center

  • The Manatee Observation and Education Center is a waterfront environmental education and wildlife viewing center located on Florida’s east coast in beautiful downtown Fort Pierce. The Center lies just west of the Atlantic Ocean and overlooks the nationally recognized Indian River Lagoon, a saltwater estuary, and Moore’s Creek, a freshwater tributary and historical resting spot for the Florida manatee.

Places to Visit While in Florida

Finally concluded, these are the places you can visit while in Florida. If you are outside of Florida and is wanting for a meaningful vacation, visiting Florida based on the number of places to visit is a travel and vacation worth spending on.