Thursday, June 30, 2016

#ThirstyThursday - Fourth of July Cocktails

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America’s birthday is within reach - time to break out your best patriotic flare and get ready to celebrate. In honor of this weekend’s barbecues and festivities - treat yourself to one of the below cocktails sure to make Uncle Sam proud. 
Washington’s Mule
We’ve crossed the states for this patriotic cocktail. Created by John Samora in Arizona, we have the Washington Mule, a nod to the father of our country/largest whiskey producer of his time (seriously). Drop 5-7 fresh or frozen (pitted) red sweet cherries into a tumbler glass, muddle, fill with ice, add an ounce or two of white whiskey, top off with ginger beer and add a splash of blue CuraƧao, enjoy! Full recipe here » 

Fourth of July Wine Sparklers
A cocktail with just two ingredients and some fun fruit garnish, we’ll take it! You’ll need a star shaped cookie cutter to punch out some watermelon stars, a cup of fresh blueberries, a bottle of chilled dry wine, and one liter of chilled lemon lime soda. Full recipe here » 

Red, White, and Blue Jello Shots
Fairly simple, but patience needed. These Red, White, + Blue Jello Shots are sure to be a party favorite. You’ll need jello, vodka, Knox powdered gelatin, sugar, vanilla extract, milk, heavy cream, and water to get these started. Check out the recipe here »

Layered Mocktails
Since we don’t want to leave out the kiddies- here’s a sugar filled treat sans alcohol. Grab a glass and fill it two-thirds with ice, pour in some cranberry juice about a third of the way, then slowly pour 7-UP another third of the way, and finally - finish off with a slow pour of blue Powerade to top it off! Full recipe here » 

What other Independence Day-themed cocktails do you enjoy? Tweet us your ideas @DynastyLimoNY.

As always, drink responsibly and be sure to take advantage of Dynasty Limo to ensure you reach your final destination safely! Contact us today for more information and to view our availability. Dial (631) 587-8500 to book a reservation.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Long Island’s 2016 4th of July Fireworks and Celebrations

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Nothing says 4th of July quite like the sounds, sights and smell of fireworks. Not sure where to go to ring in America's birthday? We've got you covered:
 
TD Bank Celebrate America Concert and Fireworks at Eisenhower Park
Eisenhower Park, Lakeside Theatre - 1899 Hempstead Turnpike, East Meadow NY
Saturday, July 2nd from 5:30 PM – 10PM
FREE tickets are still available at all TD Bank branches for the lakes side theater concert and seated fireworks display. Tickets are not needed to enter the park.
Enjoy a festive night out with the family enjoying hours of live music and fireworks!
July 4th Fireworks Show at Jones Beach
1000 Ocean Parkway, Wantagh, NY 11793
Monday, July 4th at 9:30 PM
Admission is FREE. Parking is $10, or Free with Your Empire Passport
Don’t miss out on this colorful fireworks display by Garden State Fireworks! This year, WALK 97.5 FM and K98.3 will simulcast music during the fireworks presentation.
Village of Asharoken Fireworks
Village of Asharoken, sound side of Asharoken Ave, Asharoken, NY
Monday July 4 from 9:15 to 10 PM
FREE
All ages are welcome to enjoy a beautiful firework display over the water.
Montauk Fireworks Dinner Cruise  
Viking Dock; 462 W Lake Dr, Montauk, NY 11954
Monday July 4th
Boarding begins at 6:45 PM and the ship sails from 7 PM to 11 PM
$75 Per Person, Adults 21+ only
Spend the night on the 140' Viking Starship as you sail around Montauk Point to the fireworks show at Umbrella Beach, all while enjoying live music by the 3 B’s and complimentary buffet dinner, beer, wine and soft drinks.
Rockville Centre Annual Fireworks Celebration and Concert
Mill River Park, Rockville Centre, NY
Saturday July 9, 2016 at 6 PM
FREE
Enjoy food, entertainment, a performance by The South Shore Symphony and a fireworks display by Grucci Fireworks at 9:15 PM.

From all of us here at Dynasty Limousine - we hope everyone has a Happy and Safe Fourth of July weekend! Should you need transportation to and from your next event, please don’t hesitate to give us a call! Contact us today for more information (631) 587-8500 and to view our availability.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Airline Lost My Luggage - Now What?

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The good news? Lost bags are actually getting rarer. In 2015, the nation’s largest airlines misplaced only 3.24 bags per 1,000 passengers (compared to 7 per 1,000 back in 2007). The bad news? Losing luggage still occurs.

While we hope this doesn't happen to you - knowing what to do should you find yourself in this situation is necessary:
Before you board:
  • Take a photo. You may know what your “black suitcase” looks like, but trying to describe it to a tee to a stranger may be a little difficult. The more details you can give the agent surrounding color, shape, size, and other details - the better (aka: photos help).
  • Include your name inside your bag. You probably have an ID tag attached to your bag, but in case it falls off or goes missing - it’s a good idea to have your contact information listed inside as well. A business card, note, or additional ID tag on top of your clothes will work fine.
  • Purchase a tracker. For those looking for some serious peace of mind, purchase a tracker to help track your bag while traveling. Trakdot, for example, is a palm sized device that fits in your checked luggage allowing you to track it from point A to point B.
After you land:
  • Report it immediately. Most “lost” bags are actually delayed and airlines can track them within a few hours. Regardless, you’ll still want a paper trail. Go straight to the airport baggage office to file a paper report and keep a copy for yourself. Also, get a phone number so you can follow up with someone just in case you feel left in the dark.
  • Ask for reimbursement. Generally, you’re entitled to getting back “reasonable interim expenses” while without luggage. Though what you consider reasonable and what the airline considers reasonable may not align. Delta, for example, will pay as much as $50 per day for five days - provided you save your receipts and you’re buying the necessities.
  • If your bag is gone forever, set a claim. So it’s been a few hours, days, weeks, and the airline has declared your luggage officially lost. Now’s the time you’ll need to set a claim. And though, per government rules, domestic travelers can receive up to $3,300 - many receive far less. According to the US Department of Transportation, “Airlines consider the depreciated value of your possessions, not their original price or the replacement costs.”
While losing luggage is certainly a stressful process, getting home doesn’t have to be. Skip the hassle of public transportation and arrange for Dynasty Limousine to handle your airport pick up needs. We’ll navigate the roads surrounding LaGuardia or JFK so you can relax and follow up with airlines as needed.

Monday, June 20, 2016

Why You Need A Limousine This Summer

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Perhaps we’re a bit biased, but we truly think nothing beats summertime on Long Island. With two international airports, over 40 stunning wineries, miles of renowned beaches, and world class concert venues, Long Island summers speak for themselves. 

Whatever your plans are these next few months - toss the worries out the window and arrive in style, with Dynasty Limousine.

Worry 1: How are we getting home?
Obviously, hiring a transportation service to bring you to and from your destination is the easiest way to solve this problem. No more worrying about having a designated driver or coordinating enough cabs to transfer your group. By planning ahead and booking your ride with Dynasty Limo, you’ll be able to sit back, relax, and let us worry about the driving.

Worry 2: There’s no way we are fitting everyone in that thing.
With a large party, a traditional limo may not make the cut - and that’s why we offer limo bus and shuttle bus options. Aside from the extra space - you’ll also enjoy a surround sound stereo system and stocked minibar to help get the party started early!

Worry 3: How do we get everywhere we need to go?
We get it, sometimes you are just too popular for your own good. If you and your friends have multiple places to go on a particular evening, our drivers and vehicles will help get you there. Our drivers are familiar with all local hotels, venues, and attractions and all vehicles are equipped with GPS tracking and navigation systems for added routing ability and safety.

Worry 4: How am I getting to the airport?
We offer transportation to JFK, La Guardia, MacArthur and most private airports in the area. Traveling with a group? Don’t worry, our fleet includes limousines of all shapes and sizes for your convenience. Start your vacation off right and let us send you off in style!
 
Once upon a time, traveling in a limo was reserved exclusively for those of wealth and status. Now, anyone can travel around in the same style and glamor at an affordable price. Enjoy your summer events knowing you will get to and from your destinations promptly and safely. Call and book your car service today (631) 587-8500! For more information please visit our website www.dynastylimoli.com.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

3 Travel Apps for the iPhone

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You're probably already well aware that summer travel can be hectic. Luckily there are a few apps out there than can help take away all the stresses that come with travel planning. Seriously – all of them.

From your own personal on hand travel agent to navigation based on your interests - here are three apps to download now:

Sidekix – urban discovery on the go! It’s no surprise that navigation apps are built for vehicles – so what happens when you’re on foot? Sidekix will help get you to a destination while also helping you discover what’s around you. Choose a route based on interest – shopping spree, pub crawl, gallery hop – not just distance. This app also allows you to share the route with friends in real time or save it for future visits. There are currently 50 cities active on Sidekix with more being added each week. 

Lola – computer meets travel agent. This fairly new app (which is currently only available via waiting list or special invite code) is literally your digital travel agent. Once allowed in – users update their preferences for accommodations, airlines, and budget, and a team of travel consultants do the rest. From the start of your trip to the end, and everything in between, Lola takes care of any and every travel need.  

Eventurist by Farecompare – As noted on Farecompare’s website: “Whatever your inspiration for travel, Eventurist by Farecompare will show you how to find the best airfares to get to your next adventure. We also give you personalized information on some must-do-events around the world. All of this is written by travelers like you.” Celebrate World Tapas Day in Spain, Carnival in Brazil, or a music festival in Sweden – all thanks to Eventurist.  

No matter where your 2016 travel plans take you and what new technology can make it easier, Dynasty Limousine will be there to handle your transportation needs. 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!

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

6 Things to Do With Dad This Father's Day

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Father’s Day is this weekend and if you want to treat Dad to something other than a backyard barbecue, you’re in luck! Check out these local Father’s Day events to help in celebrating the special man in your life:
1. Spend a day on the links: With 145 public and private courses from Montauk to Manhasset, Long Island is a golfers paradise; home to some of the oldest, challenging and most scenic places to play in the nation. Treat Dad to a tee time at his favorite course!

2. Or a day at the track: Spend a day at Belmont for special Father’s Day events along with a full day of live racing. Enjoy a breakfast buffet while watching the horses train and then check out rare and exotic vehicles at the car show before the first post. Other Father's Day activiteis include a free bourbon tasting, cigar rolling, chair massages, and paddock & winner's circle visit. Learn more here.

3. Head out to sea with the Captree Fleet: Let someone else be skipper, fish-finder, and first mate. All you and Dad have to do is show up and get ready to spend a half or full day on the water. Depart from Captree State Park in Babylon in pursuit of fluke, blue fish, or monster-sized striped bass in the Great South Bay. A busy day is expected, so call for reservations! 

4. Take him out to a ball game: This Sunday, the Long Island Ducks will be celebrating Father’s Day with an all-you-can-eat pre-game barbecue and catch on the field prior to game time. After, there’s the usual pre-game autograph and postgame Kids Run the Bases activities. Purchase your tickets by calling the Ducks sales department!

5. Book a Brew Crew Cycle tour: Enjoy nice weather, cold brews, and great company by booking a Brew Crew Cycle Tour for pop! Gather a group of 8 - 14 for a full bike rental that will allow you to visit three breweries and/or bars in Riverhead. Reservations for Sunday are still available!  

6. Learn and play at the Cradle of Aviation Museum: Is your dad obsessed with all things science and technology? Then bring him down to the Cradle of Aviation this Sunday where he will receive FREE entry. Tour and learn about the over 75 different air and space crafts then head to the Arcade Age exhibit and spend an hour trying to beat your old high scores on classics like Pac-Man and Space Invaders (separate admission for all, sorry Dad). 

No matter how you chose to celebrate dad, we’ll help get you there. We're available for service 24/7 so be sure to call us at (631) 587-8500 to book your reservation today!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Royal Caribbean Vs. Carnival Cruise Line Vs. Norwegian Cruise Line

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Rock climbing, zip lining, sprawling water parks, mini golf courses, and a plethora of other on-board entertainment - it’s no wonder cruise lines have exploded in the travel industry over the last few years.

If you haven’t jumped on the cruising band wagon yet perhaps now it’s time. But which cruise line will provide the best atmosphere, dining options, and experience for your needs and budget? We’ve compared three of the top cruise lines below:
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Royal Caribbean
  • Price: While Royal Caribbean is one of the priciest options, you are sure to get top quality entertainment and adventure at sea. Though considered an all exclusive cruise, they have been know to charge for many of their more extravagant services, like most of their specialty restaurants or fitness classes.
  • Experience: Royal Caribbean cruise really gives customers that energetic “wow” factor experience. Many of the larger ships offer slides you would normally expect to see in a water park, rock climbing walls towering over 300 feet above sea level, spa options and experiences that would rival any resort and Broadway style productions.
  • Dining: Foodies will love Royal Caribbean’s high quality and international dishes. Whether it’s buffet style or a formal sit down meal, you can find anything from top quality burgers to French and Japanese cuisine.
Carnival Cruise Line
  • Price: Looking to travel without breaking the bank? Carnival offers the lowest prices, while still bringing you to exotic getaways.
  • Experience: Because of it’s low prices, Carnival draws in mostly families and young adults. On the ship, you will often find karaoke and dance contests, IMAX movies and themed pool parties. Carnival may not provide the same extravagant features as Royal Caribbean, but there is certainly no shortage of fun on these ships.
  • Dining: While you may not find the most unique dishes on Carnival, the quality and service will astound and please everyone. Most of their buffet food caters to typical American food, like burgers, pizza and pasta, with some nights in the formal dinning room catering to a specific country or continent.
Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL)
  • Price: NCL happily falls between Royal Caribbean and Carnival in terms of pricing, but has had a reputation of “nickel-and-diming” passengers for anything above the average offer. It’s important to note, anything extra is “optional” - one could have a wonderful cruise with great food and entertainment for the base fare, or if booked at the right time may score unlimited dining or beverage package!
  • Experience: Looking to get away from fast paced life, NCL offers the most relaxing atmosphere, perfect for spending the week relaxing poolside. While there are certainly activities such as comedy shows, nightclubs and live music for those looking for more excitement, NCL typically draws in an older crowd and does not offer as many options as most other cruise lines.
  • Dining: It’s your vacation, so might as well do what you want, when you want. NCL is one of the few cruise lines to offer, “freestyle dinning,” where there are no set seating times. For couples and small groups, this offers the perfect opportunity to come and go as you please. But fair warning for large groups, as freestyle dining can lead to some confusion and long wait times.
Vacation doesn’t have to start once you step foot on the ship, let Dynasty Limousine take you to the ship or airport with ease and style. If you are traveling out of New York, let us bring you to Manhattan or Brooklyn Cruise Terminals. If you are catching a cruise out state, forget about fighting for spots, paying for parking, and leaving your car unattended for a week, we're available for all of your drop off and pick up needs!