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#MakeMemoriesMonday  |  July 16th, 2018

 

Make Memories in Hanoi

 

  • Hanoi, Vietnam is located on the banks of the Red River, and is one of the most ancient capitals in the world.

  • Explore well-preserved colonial buildings, ancient pagodas, and unique museums within the city center.

  • Partake in the electable cuisine, vibrant nightlife, silks and handicrafts, as well as a multi-cultural community that’s made up of Chinese, French and Russian influences.

  • Visit the tranquil countryside, featuring lush parks, verdant mountains, and traditional villages, and not forgetting, the iconic Ha Long Bay.

 

Our experts have everything you need to know for a fulfilling vacation, including the best accommodation, restaurants, attractions, shopping, and detailed information on the local culture, currency, climate, and  transport options. 

 

 

 

Call Preferred Travel Services at (602)-603-9300 to book, or email us at info@preferredtravelservices.com

 

 

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#TravelQuoteTuesday  | June 12th, 2018

 

 

 

It's #TravelQuoteTuesday!

 

 

 

It's #TravelQuoteTuesday! Today's quote,

 

“Fear is only temporary. Regrets last forever.” - Unknown


 

 

 

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#DestinationWednesday  |  July 11th, 2018

 

Summer is the ideal time to visit beautiful Amsterdam! The gray skies have lifted, and there are plenty of festivals and events to enjoy! 

These days the city has a population of just over 790.000 inhabitants and is the largest city in the country. Amsterdam is located in the province ‘Noord-Holland’, situated in the west. It is one of the most popular destinations in Europe, receiving more than 4.5 million tourists annually.

Amsterdam has a great history. It is very unique for its large and untouched historic center. It has a rich architectural history, dominated by water. It is a meeting point for all different cultures around the world and has a welcoming attitude towards visitors. Well known for its museums, red light district, coffee shops but also the great variety of eating & drinking places and night life. It even claims to be the ‘Gay capital of Europe’. Therefore a lot of hotels and hostels can be found on different locations, value for money and ambience.

It is a beautiful and romantic city with its antique houses, lovely bridges, famous canals and of course the list of world class attractions!

Best for: An urban adventure, traversing Amsterdam’s thousands of bridges and waterways by bike and by boat in search of the perfect brown café.

For more information and/or details, call Preferred Travel Services at (602)-603-9300, or email us at info@preferredtravelservices.com


 

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#TravelTipThursday  |  July 12th, 2018

5 WAYS CHAUFFEUR AND TRANSFER SERVICES IN EUROPE SAVE TIME & MONEY


There are numerous benefits that come when you hire a chauffeur in Europe. 


KNOWLEDGE
One of the primary benefits of hiring a professional driver is the local knowledge that can be provided by the driver. This is especially important in Europe, where travelers will encounter a range of cultures and languages, making local knowledge an indispensable resource. Professionals touring Europe as part of a business trip can leverage their driver's understanding of hip restaurants and bars, impressing clients and potential business partners.


PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCE
Like it or not, image plays an important role in the decisions that people make. Choosing a chauffeur or transfer service over public transportation will help you make a strong first impression, offering an air of importance and professionalism.


HASSLE-FREE
The sad truth is that there are always some issues with travel. That said, savvy travelers understand that reducing the risk of travel snafus is the name of the game. In Europe, this means avoiding public transportation which can be confusing, crowded and might not strictly adhere to published schedules. While renting a car is a great choice for a leisurely vacation, hiring a professional driver who knows and understands local traffic is an investment which will help make your next trip to Europe hassle-free.


TIME SAVER
There's that old adage: time is money. The bottom-line is that chauffeur and transfer services save massive amounts of time, making them worth every penny you invest in securing an experienced driver. Ditch the maps and don't worry about asking for directions - hire a professional driver and simply tell him or her where you'd like to go.


CLIENT FOCUS
One of the intangible benefits of transfer services in Europe, particularly for professionals who must travel with or pick up clients, is the ability to transport clients in a hassle-free environment. Business can be conducted during your ride with little time spent worrying about common travel issues. Offer full focus to your client or prospect without wasting energy on a safe arrival at your destination.

If you have questions about chauffeur and transfer services in Europe or prefer to speak with one of our award-winning travel experts,

Call Preferred Travel Services at (602)-603-9300, or email us at info@preferredtravelservices.com

 


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#FoodieFriday  |  July 13th, 2018

 

Steak Tacos with Cilantro-Radish Salsa

4 Servings
Active Time: 20 min
Total Time: 20 min


Radishes make a crunchy salsa for this steak taco recipe—or for any other tacos you’re serving this summer.

INGREDIENTS
2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
1 pound skirt or flank steak
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
½ cup fresh cilantro leaves with tender stems, divided
4 radishes, trimmed, chopped
2 spring onions or 4 scallions, white and pale-green parts only, thinly sliced
½ serrano chile or jalapeño, seeds removed if desired, finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
8 corn tortillas, warmed
2 oz. queso fresco or Cotija cheese, crumbled


RECIPE PREPARATION
Heat 1 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over high heat. Season steak with salt and pepper and cook about 5 minutes per side for medium-rare. Let steak rest 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, chop half of cilantro and toss with radishes, onions, chile, lime juice, and remaining 1 Tbsp. oil in a medium bowl. Season radish salsa with salt and pepper.

Slice steak and serve on tortillas topped with radish salsa, queso fresco, and remaining cilantro.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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