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Get a limo on your next trip – it might be cheaper than a taxi or shuttle Get a limo on your next trip – it might be cheaper than a taxi or shuttle
In addition to flying direct whenever I can, there are many more ways to ensure I get to my destination as wrinkle free as... Get a limo on your next trip – it might be cheaper than a taxi or shuttle

In addition to flying direct whenever I can, there are many more ways to ensure I get to my destination as wrinkle free as possible. While group shuttle services at most airports provide a very cost effective way to get to the hotel or accommodation, I’ve certainly not found them to be the most efficient mode of transportation time-wise. I ended up waiting in a shuttle or taxi line-up one too many times, wasting valuable travel minutes in the airport even after I technically already had arrived at my destination.

There’s no bigger waste of time than waiting, especially when traveling. And time is the only commodity we cannot get more of. A minute wasted I’ll never regain. Making a point out of not wasting precious time is at least ten times more important while I’m traveling. So instead of cramming myself into uncomfortable shuttle buses, waiting for other late passengers with their luggage piled up mile-high beside (or on top of) me, I often choose the comfort of a private transfer instead.

There are plenty of options, depending on where I’m traveling to. For example, in Las Vegas, my preferred and only mode of transportation is a stretch limo. In most cases they’re cheaper than taking a taxi, especially if I’m traveling with three or four people who wouldn’t have fitted in one taxi anyway. On other destinations, I’ve even skipped the “free” included transfer bus in exchange for a rental car or private transfer. I’ll always get there faster, and definitely more relaxed. And speaking of Experience Value (you can read more about that in my book), taking a stretch limo into the city can be quite the experience by itself. When I get to the hotel, I arrive relaxed, and in style. I’m ready for what else the day might bring me. All of a sudden a boring transfer that’s part of the already written-off “travel day” becomes a fun experience on the first day of vacation.

Before you book your next trip, do yourself a favour and see how much it would cost to arrive in style in a super stretch limo or classy town car. Remember, unlike the “cheap” hotel shuttle which charges per person, you get the entire car for often up to 6 people.

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WILKO VAN DE KAMP is the author of #1 international best seller The Freedom Project and several other books and e-books. He's also an award-winning photographic artist, and professional world traveler. His inspiration comes from traveling all over the world. He calls the Canadian Rocky Mountains his home, and the rest of the world his office. He has been capturing our wonderful planet, and it's beautiful inhabitants, for more than half his life. Wilko has spent his life traveling the world to capture awe-inspiring images for those who wouldn't see them otherwise, and to inspire others to embark on their journey of a lifetime. Through his art, writing and appearances as a keynote speaker he enjoys sharing his colorful experiences with the world. Visit him online at www.wilko.ca