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Executing a Perfect Road Trip Adventure!

It’s summer – that means time for a road trip!!

Freedom is being able to just pack up your things on a whim and hit the road! Adventuring into the uncharted territories, fearlessly going wherever your wallet and car can take you. And it doesn’t have to be expensive, too far or very stressful.

All it takes is that inner most desire to explore, and it helps to have a solid plan.  The rest is just noise.

“Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures”- Lovell Drachman

But how does one go about executing a perfect road trip? Well, there are some basic tips you should take. Let’s list them..

  1. Pick your destination. Do it right, because this will set the undertone of your journey and your expectations Often, you hear people say: It’s not the destination but the journey. Therefore it’s important to pick the right route as well. Something nice and scenic, with lots of opportunities to stop, refresh and resume. It’s more fun this way, and you get to see many things as you go along.
  2. Gather up what you’ll need. Figure out how long you’re going away, where you’re going (approximately). Will you need lots of food? or you can eat out? Will you need to bring a tent, bug repellent? some music for the car? special medicine? Last thing you want is to be on the road and you forgot to bring something you need. It’s not always a show stopper always, but it can dampen your mood. So in your head, mentally, walk yourself through all the things you plan to do and see what kind of resource you need. Keep in mind too the space in your car.
  3. Inspect your car. Make sure it can take on a road trip. Do your oil change, check your tire-pressure, make sure your gas tank is filled, make sure you have first aid kit, blankets, matches, rope, flashlight, radio, compass, maps, etc. Last thing you want is to go in the middle of nowhere and then get stuck on the side or the road. It can be scary.
  4. Pick the right people. Don’t go alone, unless that’s your thing, in which case you should let someone know that you’re away, for safety reasons. But if you’re going to go with others, make sure you pick those who are not going to get on your nerves or ruin your time. There is nothing worse that inviting some negative person to come along and bring the mood and morale down. All it takes is one person too. So carefully select and know your travel mates. It can make all the difference in the world.
  5. Prepare for Murphy’s law: If it can happen, it will happen. Sounds scary, right?! Yes, but if you’re prepared, you can manage. Although one can never be completely prepared for all the things life can throw at you, listing all the possible risks and ways to mitigate helps immensely. Basically, have a plan B, so you’re not caught off-guard.
  6. Give yourself a day or two when back. How many times did you hear people say.. oh I just go back from vacation and I’m hating being here (work), wish I can go back.. Well, that’s normal. Human beings are pleasure seekers, and we hate when it stops. It’s hard to adjust back. That’s why it’s a good idea to give yourself a day or two after you come back from your trip to unwind, process what you saw, and mentally prepare yourself to being back in every day mundane. You’ll always yearn to go back to vacation but at least you’ll be mentally ready to resume work/responsibilities.
  7. Learn from your experiences, trials and tribulations. Take some time to reflect back on your journey. How was it? Did it go as you expected? Would you have done anything differently, if you could go again? Learn from your own experiences, that’s what makes you perfect. Next time, you’ll have a much better idea of what to do. Nothing feels better.

So there you have it, not the most extensive list in the world, but then again who has the time to sit and read when summer is here and all you want to do is get out and live a little!

Tobermory, Ontario
Tobermory, Ontario

When out there exploring, take it easy, drive careful, remain calm, pay attention to the little things.

If road trips aren’t your thing, but you do like weekend getaways, night on the town, wine tours or casino trips – Toronto Airport Limousine is here to serve you.  With our exceptional fleet of super clean & modern vehicles – we can move any size group. Just inquire about our rates.

Have a fun and safe summer adventure!

Do You Tip Your Limousine Driver?

When someone in the service industry does a good job, nothing says it better than a tip! Although tipping is personal choice, monetary gratuities let the  limo driver know: Hey, thank you! I appreciate everything you’ve done, so much, that I’m willing to give you a little extra $$.

The idea is, if you use their service again, and chances are you will, the driver will remember your nice deed and they will provide perhaps even better service than they have to. For example helping you with luggage, getting you that coffee or newspapers, making a quick stop somewhere, planning routes smarter to ensure you’re on time, and even listen to your problems and be a friend.

It’s a win-win situation!

They rely on your tips to supplement their income and support themselves and their families. And you get the best possible limo service, without compromises.

How do you tip a limo driver? How much?

The best thing would be to get familiar with your limo reservation contract and read the fine print that explains the charges and shows you the cost breakdown of the trip. Sometimes, 15% tip is automatically included, other times it’s at your discretion. So just be informed.

Tips are usually 15%, but it’s not set in stone. You can give more if you want, but usually everyone would expect 15%.

But 15% based on what figure? You basically take the total of your fare before taxes or any additional charges and you multiply that with 0.15 That gives you the total tip amount.

For example:

Flat Rate: $55 (not including tax)
Standard Gratuity: 15%
Tip: $8.25 (55 * 0.15)

At Toronto Airport Limousine all reservations are subject to 15% driver gratuity. This is automatically included in your trip cost. If you feel like the driver has provided you with exceptional service feel free to tip more directly. At the same time, it doesn’t hurt to rate the service on the Internet and write a nice, positive review and let the whole world know.

Keep Toronto Airport Limo in Mind When Planning Your Wedding

Summer months in Toronto and the surrounding areas, are a very popular time to: make it official, take the plunge, two become one, tie the old knot – get married!

Bridegroom and bride are kissed in limousine
Bridegroom and bride are kissed in limousine

On your wedding day, there is so much preparation and things to go over, that the last thing on your mind should be wedding transportation. Getting your wedding party safely and promptly to/from church, city hall, wedding reception, etc. is a task for professionals. Get us involved early in your planning.

At Toronto Airport Limousine, we understand that your wedding day is one of the most special days of your life, and we go great lengths to ensure it’s flawless!

wedding limousine and brides bouquet
Wedding limousine and brides bouquet

How?

  • Leave no guest stranded.
  • Watch the timing.
  • Provide full comfort and privacy during the journey.
  • Let everyone know with the “Just Married Sign” and decor.
  • Customized packages available.

Why choose Toronto Airport Limo?

  • We offer affordable 5 hour wedding packages for GTA customers – see pricing here
  • Always ready for any size party! Our cars are well kept, new, luxurious and clean.
  • We champion customer service, providing attention to specific needs of each customer.

How can I make my wedding limo reservation?

Get familiar with wedding service packages. Then contact one of our friendly customer services representatives by email reservations@torontoairportlimo.com or phone 416-619-0050 or 1-888-905-4667.

We will consider your specific needs and provide you with a wedding limousine service quote, based on your itinerary. Also, you can ask us about special discounted rates for stag parties!

Our professional and courteous Toronto wedding limousine service will accommodate your every request.

Portrait of a bride getting out of her wedding limo
Portrait of a bride getting out of her wedding limousineli

How to Best Rate Your Experience with a Toronto Airport Limo Company

There are numerous limousine companies in Toronto and the GTA who claim: they’re the best, the top of the line, the number 1, the favourite, the highest rated limousine company around, etc.

But what are the things that make a limousine company great? What do clients rate them based on? What should you consider next time you rent a limo in Toronto or rate a limo service afterwards?

Chauffeur opening Limo car door. Isolated against white.
It’s important to rate a limo service accurately & fairly!

What you should consider in your review

There are three main things that you should consider when selecting or reviewing of a limousine service:

 

  1. How easy was the reservation process?
    Was the customer service rep helpful, polite and professional? Did they make the right reservation? Did they fully explained prices?
  2. How was your experience with the driver?
    Was the driver on time? Was their appearance neat? Did they assist you? Did they know where they were going? Did they drive well? Were they professional?
  3. How was the ride in the vehicle?
    Was the vehicle clean and comfortable?  Was the vehicle the right one?

This is essential information that everyone wants to know when selecting a limo service provider. Therefore, your review should also cover that.

So the next time you go online to either find a good limo company or to leave a review, consider everything we mentioned above. Because it’s all about the non-biased, fair and honest experience rating based on real and helpful factors that we would all want to know. You should try to avoid exaggeration, lies, rants, cursing and threats when writing a review. Because not only are you hurting the limousine company’s reputation, for everyone to see, but you’re also doing their potential customers a big disservice by not covering things that matter.

Ride in a Toronto airport limo

Toronto Airport Limo is a reputable livery transportation company based out of Mississauga and serving clients all across Southern Ontario. We offer low competitive flat rates to/from major airports, like Toronto Pearson International and Buffalo Niagara International, and most cities in Southern Ontario.

When you book a limo with Toronto Airport Limousine, you’re not just getting transported from A to B. You’re taking yourself out of the picture and letting yourself enjoy the moment, and not worry about parking, traffic or safety!