Have you checked out our “Park and Take Off” special? DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose has great deals for those of your traveling through the San Jose Airport. Check it out!
Earth Hour is a global event organized by WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature, also known as World Wildlife Fund) and is held on the last Saturday of March annually, asking households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights and other electrical appliances for one hour to raise awareness towards the need to take action on climate change.
DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose will be participating this Saturday, March 26th 8:30pm – 9:30pm, by dimming the lights in our lobby, along with in Spencer’s for Steaks and Chops. We will also we featuring Benziger Cabernet, a certified sustaiable organically grown wine, in showing our support for Earth Hour!
Whenever you arrive in any country, whether it be by boat, plane or whatever you are vulnerable. You have all your cash, cards, documents and anything else valuable on you right at that moment. It is even worse if you have never been there before and look like you haven’t, there are always people who are willing to “help”. Every precaution you take will help to avoid any potential problems. After all you do not want someone to “help” themselves to your belongings, when you have just arrived. Here are a few tips that should help.
Before leaving for your trip, try to get some prior information as to the rough layout of the airport where you will be arriving. This will help, to have a vague sense of where you should be going and where the taxis are located etc.
Whenever possible, especially in certain countries we recommend taking either the airport limousine, or a hotel pick up.
Never take a taxi that seems just to be hanging around, offering its services when there is a taxi queue available.
Try to keep your wallet and valuables safely secured in a handbag or in one of your hand luggage.
Change some money into the local currency before you depart. This gives you one less thing to worry about, and will stop you from pulling a large amount of money out at the airport arrivals.
Keep a small amount of this local currency, easily accessible in a pocket or something, and away from the majority of your well earned money. You will need sufficient for the ride into town, a tip (perhaps) and a little for unforeseen needs like toll ways or a bottle of water.
If you have not been able to find anything out about the airport that you are visiting then ask one of the airline staff, or the government tourism booth (if they have one at the airport) for some assistance, or tips on the best way of travelling.
Most countries really are very safe, but in others it is really very advisable to take to take as many precautions as possible. No matter what, the most important is that you have a great holiday.
Saint Patrick’s Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig) is a religious holiday celebrated internationally on 17 March. It is named after Saint Patrick (c. AD 387–461), the most commonly recognized of the patron saints of Ireland. It is observed by the Catholic Church, the Anglican Communion (especially the Church of Ireland), the Eastern Orthodox Church and Lutherans. Saint Patrick’s Day was made an official feast day in the early 17th century, and has gradually become a celebration of Irish culture in general.
The day is generally characterized by the attendance of church services, wearing of green attire (especially shamrocks), and the lifting of Lenten restrictions on fasting and drinking, which is often proscribed during the rest of the season.
Come celebrate with us in 2050 Lobby Lounge & Bar!
$5 Irish Car Bombs
$5 Bottle of Guinness
$20 Pitchers of Beer
Here are some fun phrases to use today while here drinking in DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose
1. súgach (SOO-guhkh) = tipsy
2. ar meisce (ehr MESH-kyuh) = drunk
3. ar deargmheisce (ehr JA-ruhg-VESH-kyuh) = wildly drunk
4. caoch ólta (KWEEKH OHL-tuh) = blind drunk
5. ar an lár (ehr uh LAWR) = on the floor
HAVE FUN AND DRINK RESPONSIBLY!
Come join us in DoubleTree by Hilton San Jose, 2050 Lobby Lounge & Bar, for some good ol’ Irish fun! We will be celebrating St Patrick’s Day tomorrow, March 17th, between 11am-11pm. Come check it out!
$5 Irish Car Bombs
$5 Bottles of Guinness
$20 Pitchers of Green Miller Lite
By: Peter Greenberg
Hate to break it to you boys and girls, but airfares are going up this summer. Here’s why and what you can do to get around it. If history is any guide, fuel prices will go up this summer. In fact, prices for jet fuel have gone up about 50 percent in the last year. That’s why most airlines, like Southwest, United, American, and Delta, have hiked up fares this year. Meanwhile, demand for travel is up, yet the airlines have shrunk capacity. Translation? Fewer seats and higher prices. In fact, the FAA has predicted that fares will go up 2 percent for domestic flights and 5 percent for international trips.
My advice is to avoid peak travel dates, when airlines tack on even more surcharges. Last year, that surcharge was the lowest on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Don’t lock yourself into busy dates like July Fourth weekend.
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by Angela Brown, Demand Media
“Vacations are not about getting away, but about getting in ‘touch,’ ” according to a Chinese fortune. Although trips can test the strength and longevity of couples, they can also create a special kind of intimacy and allow each partner to feel more free to express his emotions and feelings. Exotic, tropical or just plain fun settings can bring out the kid in adults and help rejuvenate relationships that might need a lift.
Plan your trip with your loved one. The last thing you want is to surprise her with a trip to Aruba and later find out that she’s always dreamed of visiting the Bay Area. Ask her where she has always wanted to spend time and choose a destination together. The element of surprise is always romantic, but you can surprise her with gifts and romantic activities while you’re on the trip.
Research romantic vacation destinations and select one. “Travel and Leisure” magazine has an online list of the 50 most romantic places on Earth, including San Jose. Also enlist the help of your friends, relatives and colleagues, who might be able to offer suggestions.
Plan your accommodations and itinerary with your partner. Perhaps he’ll want to stay at an upscale hotel one night or a cozy bed and breakfast the following evening. Plan your activities; remember, travelers often stumble upon intimate spots during their trips, so be open to being spontaneous, which can spark romance at the most unexpected of times.
Surprise your partner with romantic gestures on your trip. Romance can inspire the most stoic of people, so don’t be afraid to ask hotel or restaurant staff for help. Ask housekeeping to leave rose petals on the bed or chocolates in unexpected locations, etc. Most importantly, pay attention to your loved one’s wants and desires during the trip and maintain a sense of wonder and delight in her and the romantic destination you’re visiting together.