Water Damage in my Hotel Room

Before I get to this weeks tip I wanted to share my exciting stay in Spokane Wa last week.  I had checked in to the room around 5PM and thought it would be a good idea to take a long hot bath before heading to dinner.  Interrupted by a phone call, I totally forgot about the running bath.  Having to run down and talk with my associate in the lounge about an emergency issue, then deciding we should go have dinner and diagnose the problem caused one hell of a mess.  By the time I returned to my room the water was flooded into the carpet leading out into the hallway.  In a state of panic just imagining what the hotel was going to charge me for the clean up I called a local cleaning company.  They came over within the hour and had everything cleaned up just as fast.  Saved my butt.  I want to thank the awesome Spokane Carpet Cleaning Company for coming to my rescue – I owe you one!!

How to Save On Hotel Accommodation
Whenever you are travelling to a new destination, hotel accommodation could be your biggest bill. With careful planning however, you could stay in a comfortable hotel and still make massive savings. In fact, if you conducted some good research, you need not compromise your comfort or safety especially if you are visiting a new country or a city you are not very familiar with.
Make use of coupons
Coupons offer discounts and whenever you fail to use them you are actually failing to make use of a saving that is readily available. On some sites, you can easily see the coupon codes you need to use but sometimes you might have to do some searching.
Book hotel room and flight together
Whether you book directly or through an agency, you always stand to gain if you book the hotel and flight together. In fact bundle booking could save you money on both the hotel and the flight.
Find out the loyalty program that your hotel has
If you are a frequent traveler, you stand to benefit from any loyalty program that your hotel runs so long as you stick to the same hotel. If you are staying in a hotel that has branches in many cities or countries, the loyalty program will work for you even if it is your first time in a hotel in a new location. Some loyalty programs are actually very good and could even include some free nights. You can access loyalty programs directly from the hotels or from some booking sites.
Refer people
Hotels love it when you create business for them by referring your family and friends to them. The rewards for referrals vary but will usually earn you bonus points and sometimes even cash.
Find out where prices could be falling
If you just wish to get away from home and have not yet decided on a specific destination, you could make massive savings by heading to a destination where hotel prices are low. Prices fluctuate quite substantially depending on the season and there are many sites where you can obtain this info.
Find out if an association you belong to makes you qualify for a discount
Should you be a member of an association (such as the American Bar Association) it is possible that your membership makes you qualify for special discounts when you book in certain hotels. Discounts are sometimes quite high and you might end up saving as much as 30%.

My Dream Art Gallery

I have always been fascinated with arts ever since I was a kid. Back when I was five, I started sketching and painting using watercolors and color pencils. My mom always knew that I have the potential of being an artist someday. Luckily, I was able to meet someone in high school who shares the same enthusiasm. I met Doreen in art class when I was in Junior high. I’ve always admired her great skills in painting across different mediums and we have been best friends ever since then. We would go bonding over the weekends at the park or anywhere just to bring a piece of canvass into life. And I’d get inspired by our finished works.

Art Gallery

My love for art never waned even when I got married. That’s why, I never stopped cultivating my passion for fine arts, even if I get a little bit too busy doing mommy duties and working for a fulltime job at the same time. I still paint whenever I can. Someday I would be able to build my ultimate dream gallery. Which explains why, I always make it a point to save up every little bit of money that I have left from my budget to build my dream art gallery slowly.
Several years of saving finally paid off. I was able to set up my very own art gallery near my own neighborhood. It was a small shop, but at least it’s enough to display my beautiful works of art. I had a fairly successful art gallery launch. There were a few bunch of people during the launch and it was a good start. Most of my friends were able to spread the word about my event.

During the launch, Doreen admired how far I’ve gone in my craft. She even congratulated me for making it this far in achieving my dream. Doreen gave me an eye opener that day, and told me that my masterpiece and fine artworks should reach across many audiences, not just in Spokane but all over the United States.  And so, I mentioned to her that I am currently making a blog about my art. Doreen told me that while having a personal blog about my artworks is a great idea, my potentials could be known further to many more audiences if I could get a beautiful website that would showcase my skills and artwork. Then again, why not give it a good shot? I could get lucky.
And so the next day, Doreen set me up to meet with a web designer in Spokane that she has ever worked with in the past. As soon as we all sat down, the web guy asked me how I want to dress up my website. They also asked me about my goals and what I hope to achieve with my site. I expressed my need to showcase my artworks to many clients and gain more income from it. Aside from that, I also want to increase my brand awareness and reputation as an established artist in Spokane. The web guy told me that they can make it possible within a couple of months.
And so, fast forward after a couple of months later, I met up with the same web designers and what stumbled right before my eyes captivated me. They showed me their finest masterpiece, their finished work of art: a sophisticated looking one that is fit for an art aficionado like me. One of the sections of my site contained my personal blogs as well as some links to my Social Media Sites. When I tried viewing it on my phone and on my iPad, my website displayed smoothly. It was as fluid as water. Now I have the upper hand and I’m pretty sure that a few months from now, I will have my own steady base of fans and followers. I can’t wait to have a bigger art gallery launch in the next few months to come. A big thanks to the designers at Spokane Website Design.