One Mom's Moxie: March 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Choosing a Great Hotel Stay

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When you are ready to book a vacation, you want to make sure that you are getting exactly what you need for a fun, relaxing time. One of the most important parts of planning your vacation will be the hotel stay. You want to find a hotel that is comfortable, accommodating and affordable for your budget. If you want to find the best hotel room for your needs, here are some things you should consider. 

Decide on Your Priorities
When you are looking for Chicago hotels for your next vacation, you will first want to decide what your priority will be. Does your budget need to be the most important factor, or can you look for a hotel based on location or amenities? Often you can find promotions and discounts for your favorite hotel, so if budget is your main priority, look for these savings first so you can find a hotel that matches your needs. 

Know What You are Paying For
Often vacationers are not sure what is included in the price of their hotel stay. To get the most for your money, it is important to understand what amenities come with the price. If your budget is your top priority, you can find discounts for rooms that may not have all of those extra amenities you don't need. Alternatively, if you want to have a great stay regardless of cost, you can find out what extra amenities are available during your stay. 

Choose a Great Location
Choosing the location can be a bit of a research project, especially if you want to find a great neighborhood and still want to save money. The easiest way to narrow your choices is to first understand what types of transportation are available for that particular city. If your destination has a wide-ranging public transportation system, you can help save yourself some money by staying farther away from the most popular tourist spots. If you want convenience, you can find a hotel that will put you within a short walking distance of all the city's must-see attractions. 

Planning your next vacation can be easy when you know exactly what you want from your hotel stay. Once that's in place, you can book your travel options and anticipate a great vacation.

A Revealing Look at the History of the Women’s Swimsuit

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Have you ever looked at those old black and white photos of women wearing what can perhaps best be described as muumuus to the beach, and thought how lucky you were that such a style has long since passed? Or, conversely, maybe you saw those women carefully hiding their imperfections under pounds and pounds of fabric and thought, if only that trend had stood the test of time! The women’s bathing suit has undergone some pretty dramatic changes over the years, and designs that once left just about everything to the imagination have grown increasingly revealing in recent years. Nowadays, however, women can find just about any swimsuit style they desire, whether that’s an itty-bitty bikini or some flattering (and flattening) shapewear.

Reflections From the Past

Today’s most popular swimsuit styles run the gamut from innovative, even rash-resistant designs to those that conjure up images of iconic bathing suits of the past. Much of what the modern-day women wears to the beach comes from traditions of the past, from bikinis and high-waist styles to broad hats and even makeup. But which styles of the past have fallen out of favor, and which have stood the test of time? The infographic below reveals a timeline of the women’s bathing suit, from what the Ancient Greeks and Romans wore to what you donned on your last coastal getaway.