Monday, July 30, 2018

What to do if Your Car Breaks Down

Fact: sometimes a perfectly good vehicle can break down at the most random of times. Whether you have a 2018 Jeep or a 1992 Honda Accord, it’s possible that your means of transportation can give out. If you never had a vehicle breakdown, then here are some tips to keep in mind if it does, in fact, happen:

Remain Calm

One of the worst things anyone could do is panic. Whether your vehicle breaks down on the side of the road or it breaks down in the middle of the road, remain calm.

Clearly, there’s nothing you can do to prevent your vehicle from breaking down — but by taking precaution and preventive measures (i.e., oil changes, tire checks). Understand that it happens to the best of us.

Play it Safe

Before inspecting your vehicle from all angles, it best to always play it safe. For example, if you pull your car over to the side of the road, do not get out and inspect the side that’s facing the road.

There have been incidents where another vehicle swerved out of control, unfortunately slamming into the one that is pulled over. Just keep in mind: stay inside your vehicle until roadside assistance is there to help.

Know your Numbers

In the day and age of smartphone technology, drivers luck out when it comes to finding the nearest gas station, auto body shop or roadside assistance vehicle. Although you can always rely on a search engine (via your phone), it’s best to know your options for roadside assistance.

Before you dial any old number, it’s best to check what your insurance company provides to you. Some companies have a free roadside assistance program that will help you out in your time of vehicular need.

If your insurance company doesn’t offer that, then it’s best to weigh out your options and research well-known roadside companies who can help!

Carry Necessities 

Although the chances of your car breaking down in the desert are limited on Long Island, it’s always best to pack your vehicle with necessities.

Some of the most important are bottles of water, a first-aid kit, a blanket, a pillow and any other odds and ends that would help if your vehicle breaks down. It’s always best to be prepared (and ahead of the game) then have nothing at all.

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!

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Friday, July 20, 2018

How to Prevent Car Sickness 101

Picture this: you’re on the open road, ready to start your vacation — and suddenly you feel sick to your stomach. No, you’re not coming down with the stomach virus, but rather car sickness. Nine out of ten travelers know how they hold up when it comes to motion induced car troubles. If you’re one of them, then here are some tips to follow:

Don’t Read

One of the easiest ways to get car sickness is when you read in a moving vehicle. Whether you’re reading a book or looking at a text message, just looking down, in general, will make you feel sick.

If you know you’re prone to this, then it’s best not to read or look at your phone. If there’s an urgent text message to look at, then you can either have another non-driving passenger read it or have a digital assistant (i.e., Siri) read it for you. This will be a much better alternative than you getting sick!

Reject Laying Down

Another way passengers are prone to get motion sickness is if they lay down or rest their head. Just like reading a book or phone, this is a surefire way to feel sick right away — regardless of how tired you are. If you feel the need to lay down, then it’s best to recline your chair.

If the chair isn’t able to recline, then it’s best to try and rest your eyes sitting upwards. This will not only help you stay afloat, but it will limit the possibility of growing a weak stomach while on your vacation voyage!

Sit Forward

Although this is a rarity for some vehicles, nowadays, it’s best always to face the direction that you’re traveling in. Granted, sometimes you might not have the option to do so — but when you do, always aim to go forward.

This is beneficial for those that get a headache or weak stomach since it will align your vision with what’s in front of you — leaving less room for you to get disoriented and sick.

Get Some Air

Feeling sick right away? Regardless of the season, it’s best to always have a source of cool, fresh air. Whether you blast the AC or open the windows in the vehicle, this will be a surefire way of getting out of your motion sickness.

Once you have an air source, you’ll then feel the noticeable difference and will feel as if your motion sickness is a subject of the past!

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!

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

What to Bring on a Road Trip

Ah, yes: road trips! One of the best times to hit the open road is during the summer! From a family vacation to Florida to going cross-country with some friends, no destination in the United States is too far when you’re driving there! If you’re looking to take a trip sometime soon, then here are some essentials to keep with you:


The essential item (or items) to have with you are snacks! Whether it be a few bags of potato chips or a basket full of candy, nothing is off limits when it comes to snacks! Of course, if you’re looking to make some longer voyages throughout the day, then it would be best to bring a cooler to store some meals, such as sandwiches!


Another essential item to bring with you is some water. Granted, you may have a water bottle with you already — but soon that will run out, and you might not be near a gas station.

The best solution is to buy a large number of water bottles and place them in a cooler with some ice. This will not only keep you hydrated throughout the voyage, but it will indeed be helpful when you need to quench your thirst!

First-Aid Kit

Afraid you might get a cut from a roadside stop? You’ll feel much better when you bring a first-aid kit with you! If you don’t have one of your own, then you can certainly make one on a budget!

First, you’ll want to get a zippered pouch, that is preferably waterproof. From there, visit your local pharmacy or dollar store, and pick up some band-aids, antibiotic ointment, headache medication and whatever else you deem will be necessary. Once that’s complete, you’ll be good to go!

Blankets and Pillows

Have some guests traveling with you in the back seat? If that’s the case, then it would be best to bring some blankets and pillows with you!

Of course, you don’t want these items to be too bulky — since they’ll take up too much room — but you can get a few thin throw blankets and some pillows to keep everyone comfortable!

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!

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Monday, July 16, 2018

Last-Minute Wedding Guest Cancellation? Do This.

Uh, oh: it seems that Aunt Mary can’t attend your wedding tomorrow. Of course, you’ll be devastated that she’s won’t be present for the big day — but it’s more devastating that you’ll have to pay for the empty seat since you already gave the headcount! Take a deep breath, and this is what you should do:

Take it Easy

The essential step when there’s a last-minute guest cancellation is to breathe. Granted, it’s not the greatest feeling in the world, because wedding planning is stressful enough — but, things do come up, and they are usually unplanned.

Of course, you’re not going to stop talking to your Aunt Mary, but you can take action to try and make up for the seat-less place setting. This is now your chance to speak to the venue and/or the caterer.

Talk it Out

Sometimes, it’s best to be upfront and honest, talking about the situation with the venue and/or the external caterer you’re using for the big day. Indeed, there is a possibility that you won’t be able to reduce the headcount for your big day — since many venues/caterers won’t allow changes in their contracts.

Since you’ll have to ultimately pay for this place setting, regardless of a guest being there, is to be proactive about the situation and weight out your additional options. One of the best? Inviting another guest to attend.

Seek Out Contacts

Not sure who you’ll get to replace Aunt Mary at your wedding? Take the time to search through your contacts and see who would like to be there that wasn’t initially invited, due to space/cost. This can range from the new neighbor across the street that you became friends with, to the co-worker who sits across from you.

No matter who you choose, just let them know the situation since not everyone is available to swing a wedding at the last possible minute. If you’re looking for any other alternative, then you can ask some of your guests to bring a plus one.

Add a Plus One

Have a guest attending that wasn’t initially told to bring a plus one? If that’s the case, you can extend the offer to them. Just like finding another guest to replace your Aunt Mary, you can let them know the situation and tell them that they’re able to bring a plus one.

If your guest opts in for a plus one, then you should contact the venue and/or caterer to let them know of the adjustment, for them to adjust some place settings around. It may seem like an impossible task, but they can certainly do the job with ease!

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!

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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!

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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!