Tuesday, July 10, 2018

What to Pack in your Carry-On Bag

Taking a vacation soon or within the next few months? If that’s the case, then it’s time to start planning your packing situation! Sure, depending on the estimated duration of your trip, you’ll want to pack accordingly — especially items that you’ll need to have a comfortable vacation! Not sure what that entails? Here are some carry-on essentials you’ll need:

Cell Phone Charger

One of the most essential items to bring with you is your cell phone charger. Of course, you could always purchase one in the hotel lobby — and if you’re lucky, your room will have one — but sometimes that’s not always the case.

When doing this, it’s important to bring two chargers, if you can. Indeed, one will do — but if you happen to lose it (or leave it behind), then you’ll always have another charger for backup. If you’re not looking to break the bank, then you can purchase phone chargers at your local dollar store for a reasonable price!

Medication Essentials

Another big item that most travelers forget to bring are medications. From a headache-relieving medication to indigestion pills, you should bring what you need for those “just in case” moments. Indeed, you don’t want to bring the entire bottle with you — so it would be best to either purchase some travel-sized versions or make your own travel case.

To create a travel case for your medication, you’ll want to get a waterproof container, preferably something with a lid. This will not only be the best way to keep your pills safe, but it will keep them all in one place — instead of rolling around in your bag.

A Toothbrush

Curious as to what is the most forgotten item in a traveler’s bags? Ah, yes: a toothbrush! The most essential of hygiene items is usually the first one to not make the list of packing essentials, unintentionally. If you’re looking for the best way not to forget this staple, then you can always purchase one a backup brush at the airport.

If you’re not sure where you can find one at the airport, ask around! Typically, most airports have an essentials store  — you know, for those that forgot to bring their essentials with them (hello, toothbrush). Think that you’ll forget that toothbrush? You can certainly call the front desk at your hotel, asking for them to place one in your room, before your arrival!

No matter where your vacation destination may be, let Dynasty Limousine take you to the airport! We are available for pickups and drop offs at all of the major New York Airports including, JFK, La Guardia, Mac Arthur Airport and for most private airports including Farmingdale Executive Airport. Dynasty Limousines has competitive rates for Airport and Ground Transportation in the New York area. Call and request a quote today (631) 587-8500!

Monday, July 9, 2018

How to Find Bridesmaid Dresses for Cheap

Fact: sometimes the quest to find the perfect bridesmaid dresses can be daunting. Sure, you could pick exactly what you’d like — but then the price tag may be too big for one gown. However, don’t lose hope: there are many affordable (and beautiful) options for bridesmaids dresses!

Check Clearance

One of the most overlooked sections at any dress shop is the clearance section. Believe it or not, it’s possible to find some incredible gowns at a fraction of the cost. If you’re lucky, sometimes you can find more than one of the same dress, in different sizes, for one bulk price (buying them altogether).

Change it Up

Another way to score one of the best deals on your bridesmaid gowns is to go for something nontraditional. Of course, you can still have your bridesmaids in dresses — but you can even opt for skirts, or even suits if you’re set on changing up the “wedding game.” Not only will this make your wedding incredibly unique, but it will be the best one your friends will ever attend!

Opt for an Old Dress

Believe it or not, another fabulous way to score a deal on bridesmaid dresses is to use something that all of your gals have: a simple black dress! No matter what the style of the dress may be, this will be the perfect way to let your ladies wear something they feel comfortable wearing while looking fabulous on the big day! You’ll love the contrast of the different dresses as your gals walk down the aisle!

Ask for a Budget

Still stuck on finding the best dresses for your ladies? Just ask them how much they’re willing to spend! When doing this, it will give you a specific budget to work with — which will make your dress hunt much more simplistic, rather than complicated. Additionally, you might be able to find some gorgeous gowns online for a great price to accommodate all budgets!

Go Thrifting

Seeking some unique, beautiful gowns for a fraction of the price? Try visiting a thrift store! Not only will this be one of the best ways to find dresses that will work for your ladies, but you’ll be surprised at the stunning vintage finds that you’ll discover!

Looking for beautiful bridesmaids dresses for your favorite ladies? Stop by our Village Bridal & Boutique (attached to Dynasty Limousine) today! You’ll be amazed at the incredible gowns you can find, at wonderful prices!

For more information, please call (631) 587-2800 or visit our website! We can’t wait to see you soon and help plan for the big day!

Thursday, July 5, 2018

How to Ask Someone to be Your Bridesmaid

When it comes to asking one of your girlfriends to be your bridesmaid, the task can seem a bit overwhelming at times. Of course, you could ask them to be by your side on the big day — but that’s not as fun as giving them a gift or making a bridesmaid proposal! Need some inspiration? Here are some ways to ask your friends to be your bridesmaids on your wedding day:

Send a “Survival Kit”

One of the best ways to ask your friend to be your bridesmaid is to send her a care package or “survival kit” for the big day. Believe it or not, this will be one the best, yet personalized ways to ask. Of course, the kit doesn’t have to be extravagant — but it can be if you’d like it to.

To start, get a plain cardboard box that’s perfect for shipping. You don’t want to give away any hints before they open the package. Therefore plain will work best. From there, you can place either some packing peanuts or tissue paper confetti inside. Next, put some fun “essentials” in there for the big day, such as wine bottle opener and possibly a personalized wine glass, too.

Once that’s complete, you can place a card on top, asking the big question. Your gal pal will be so thrilled when she receives this fun, bridesmaid proposal at her front door (and we guarantee she’ll say yes)!

Host a Dinner Party

Another way to ask your friends to be your bridesmaids is to host a dinner party. Whether it’s in your home or you go out to a restaurant, the possibilities are endless and entirely up to you! Once everyone arrives, you can start with drinks, followed by appetizers. In between the “apps” and main course, that’s when you can break the news that you want everyone to be your bridesmaid!

If you’re looking to go the extra step, then you can get a little present for each, place it in a box under their chair and ask them to all open these “mysterious” gifts all at once. The look on their faces will be priceless — and the experience will be cherished for the years to come!

Record a Video

Notice that baby gender reveal parties are a big hit across social media? Take a note from these grand parties and record a video, naming those who will be your bridesmaids! Don’t be afraid to get creative — because the possibilities are utterly endless!

If you’re looking for the best idea, you can record yourself asking your friends and create a video montage of the moments! It will surely be a treasured keepsake, for sure!

Since 1988, Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for families in and around the Long Island area. Our massive fleet of limousines, party buses and shuttles will make it easy for everyone to travel in style and comfort!

Click here to contact us and book your ride!

Monday, July 2, 2018

July 2018 Concerts on Long Island

Summer is officially here and what better way to celebrate than with some concerts! If you’re looking for some great shows to attend this July, then check out these great performers heading to a town near you:

Rascal Flatts: Back to Us Tour 2018 » TICKETS
Date: Friday, July 6, 2018
Time: 7:30pm

Country fans, this one is for you! One of the most popular country music trios to take the carts by storm is no other than Rascal Flatts! With hits such as “What Hurts the Most,” “Bless the Broken Road,” “My Wish,” and more, you’ll be singing all night long, while surrounded by beautiful views of Zach’s Bay and all of Ocean Parkway! It’s indeed a summer concert experience like no other!

The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill 20th Anniversary Tour  » TICKETS
Date: Sunday, July 15, 2018
Time: 6pm

One of the most legendary singers of the nineties takes the stage at Jones Beach, for one night only, on her 20th Anniversary Tour: Ms. Lauryn Hill. Having written and released The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, one of the most groundbreaking albums of our time, will be performed in its entirety. 

In addition to Ms. Hill, she’ll have special guests at this show, such as Busta Rhymes, Jo Mersa Marley, and M.I.A.. You certainly won’t forget this evening, with hit songs such as “Ex-Factor,” “To Zion,” “Doo Wop (That Thing),” and more — this is a must-attend tour for any Hill fan!

Mike Delguidice & Big Shot  » TICKETS
Date: Saturday, July 21, 2018
Location: The Paramount
Time: 8pm

Looking for a night out and an excuse to sing at the top of your lungs? Look no further than Mike Delguidice & Big Shot: Celebrating the Music of Billy Joel! If you live on Long Island, then you know that this group is the closest experience you’ll get to attend a Billy Joel concert (since his tickets are always sold-out at Madison Square Garden)! 

Delguidice, the lead singer, sounds identical to Joel and carries on an incredible show. From tunes such as “Piano Man,” “We Didn’t Start the Fire,” and more, it’s indeed a night to have fun and enjoy the music of Billy Joel!

Creedence Clearwater Revisited » TICKETS
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Location: The Paramount
Time: 8pm

Are you a fan of C.C.R.? Look no further than attending an evening with Creedence Clearwater Revisited! Of course, this is the new formation of the band — but the sound and experience are still incredible! 

From “Bad Moon Rising,” “Fortunate Son,” “Proud Mary,” and more, you’ll be rocking out all night long with these classic hits! If you’ve never attended a C.C.R. show before, then this will be the perfect time to do so — and you’ll love every minute of it!

Navigating through concert parking lots can be a pain — especially if people are tailgating. Once you’ve purchased your tickets, let Dynasty Limousine take care of your transportation needs! Contact us today 631-587-8500!

Monday, June 25, 2018

BBQ Tips & Tricks to Know!

Do you smell that? Yes, that’s the smell of hotdogs and hamburgers on the grill! Summertime is officially here and what better way to soak up the sunshine than with a barbeque? Known to be a staple of the warmer months, it’s the perfect excuse to have guests over for a one-of-a-kind dinner experience — and we have some helpful tips/tricks to share with you!

Bring out the Water

Sometimes a barbecue can lack the most important of features: bottles of water! If you’re looking for the perfect way to keep your guests cool and hydrated, then it will be best to keep a giant cooler available.

If you don’t have a cooler, then it’s best to take a big, clean flower pot, line the inside with a new garbage bag, throw some ice and water in there, followed by the bottles, and you’re good to go! For maximum cool, store this “beverage center” in a cool part of your yard. This will help keep everyone cool and ready to go!

Provide Some Shade

When it comes to most backyards, sometimes there aren’t enough cool spots to hang out and enjoy your food. If you have a primarily treeless yard, then the best bet will be to obtain some umbrellas.

Not only can you place these little shade providers around your yard, but it will be the perfect way to jazz up your backyard with some summer style!

Of course, umbrellas can be expensive — so the best bet would be to visit the local dollar store; you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how excellent the quality will be of these beautiful little shade casters will do!

Give out Essentials

Fact: sometimes guests will forget to apply sunscreen, bring a hat, or sunglasses. Solution? Create a summer essentials table/bucket for all guests to take what they need.

From bottles of sunscreen to caps from around your home or the dollar store, there is no essential that’s off limits to keep your guests protected from the sun.

If you’re looking for a fun way to keep guests protected, then you can simply create little party favors of these essentials for them to take as they enter your barbeque!

Since 1988, Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for families in and around the Long Island area. Our massive fleet of limousines, party buses and shuttles will make it easy for everyone to travel in style and comfort!

Click here to contact us and book your ride!

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Best Burgers on Long Island

Fact: sometimes, you need a burger! Whether it be a regular cheeseburger or something with all the fixings, there are series of incredible burger joints on Long Island to explore! If you’re looking to change up your usual burger destination or you’re in search of others to add to the list, then check out these great options!

John’s Drive-In
Location: Montauk
Address: 677 Montauk Hwy, Montauk, NY 11954

Looking for a timeless eatery located in the heart of Montauk? Look no further than John’s Drive-In, located right off of Montauk Highway! Having been in business for more than fifty years (and counting), John’s is the perfect place to grab a burger, shake, and make memories that will last a lifetime, too!

One of the most famous burgers on the menu, besides traditional burgers, is the Big John Burger! This legendary five ⅓ oz. burger comes equipped with the usual fixings (lettuce and onion), followed by a special sauce.

If you’re looking to continue “jazzing” this burger up, then you can opt to add cheese and bacon on top. Your stomach will be super satisfied with this classic!

All-American Hamburger Drive-In
Location: Massapequa
Address: 4286 Merrick Rd, Massapequa, New York 11758

Need some nostalgic burgers in your life? Well, the search is over, thanks to All-American Hamburger Drive-In of Massapequa! Known as the ultimate burger stop for the beach-goers of Jones Beach, this staple eatery is known to have some iconic menu items, still at their original prices!

When you’re looking for one of the best double cheeseburgers on Long Island, this will be the place to stop — especially for single burgers, too! Only on the menu for $2.85 a piece, the double cheeseburgers are grilled to perfection — and come in a classic foil-wrapper, also, to keep them warm and the nostalgia alive!

The next time you’re craving a burger, or you’re looking for one of the best fast food meals on earth, definitely check out All-American Hamburger Drive-In!

American Roadside Burgers
Location: Smithtown
Address: 80 E Main St, Smithtown, NY 11787

Planning on taking a road trip, soon? Of course, if you’re still in the early stages of planning, then definitely do it over burgers at American Roadside Burgers of Smithtown! This iconic spot puts a fun spin on a traditional restaurant and indeed crafts some of the most delicious burgers in town!

Looking to get adventurous with your burger? Check out their Route 66 Burger! This staple of American Roadside is a burger drenched in pepper jack cheese, an onion ring, bbq sauce and applewood smoked bacon.

Need to step it up even further? Peep the Hot Mess: a delicious burger with jalapenos, chipotle ranch, fries (on the burger) applewood smoked bacon and more! Your taste buds will take a roadside adventure — and you’ll love every minute of it!

Since 1988, Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for families in and around the Long Island area. Our massive fleet of limousines, party buses and shuttles will make it easy for everyone to travel in style and comfort!

Click here to contact us and book your ride!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Best Spots for Coffee Dates on Long Island

Looking to go on an upcoming coffee date? Of course, you could always go to your local Starbucks or Dunkin’ Donuts — but here on Long Island, we luck out when it comes to independently-owned coffee shops! If you’re looking for the best one to visit, well, you’re in luck: we have a few to share with you!

The Witches Brew

Location: West Hempstead

Address: 311 Hempstead Turnpike, West Hempstead, NY 11552

Looking for one of the coolest coffee spots on Long Island? Look no further than The Witches Brew of West Hempstead. Known to be a hotspot for a spooktacular experience, without the scare factor, this coffee vegetarian and vegan hotspot is indeed a sight to see! From incredible desserts to out-of-this-world decor, this spot will undoubtedly be the best place to hang out with a few friends or go on a date. No matter what the occasion may be, The Witches Brew will be the best haunt-less experience on earth. Pro Tips: The Witches Brew is closed on Mondays and cannot accommodate parties larger than 6!

Location: Farmingdale
Address: 211 Main St. Farmingdale NY 11735

In need of a cold brew? No, we’re not talking about beer — because we’re talking about cold brewed coffee from Flux Coffee of Farmingdale! Believe it or not, Flux Coffee is known as one of Long Island’s premier distributors of the cool concoction, after originating in Berkeley, California. Whether you’re looking for the perfectly crafted cup of coffee or the famous cold brewed coffee, Flux will be able to satisfy your caffeinated needs! In addition to being a local “hot spot” (pun intended), Flux is located in the heart of Farmingdale Village; right on Main Street.

Location: Patchogue
Address: 41 E Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772

Walking around the town (in Patchogue) and need a good cup of coffee? Check out Roast Coffee & Tea Trading Company! Not only is this an excellent spot located in one of the liveliest of villages, but it’s also known as Patchogue’s original coffee roaster! From a perfectly-brewed cup of espresso to a Pour Over/Chemex — which is a “fine filter method that removes all oil and sediment” (thanks, Roast) — the possibilities are entirely endless (and delicious) at Roast Coffee & Tea Trading Company!

Location: Multiple Locations via Eastern Long Island

Searching for a classic cup of coffee that gives Starbucks competition? Look no further than the Hamptons Coffee Company! This mini-chain out east is the perfect place to pick up a cup of coffee, some sweets, and a full stomach! Not only do they serve some of the most delicious beverages, but they even have a catering menu, too — perfect for any occasion! Looking to take some Hamptons Coffee Company coffee home with you? Well, you’re in luck: they have an online store that sells just about every single product on their menu — which also includes k-cups for your Keurig machine, too!

Since 1988, Dynasty Limousine has been the ideal choice for families in and around the Long Island area. Our massive fleet of limousines, party buses and shuttles will make it easy for everyone to travel in style and comfort! Click here to contact us and book your ride!