Refurbished ships

Life is crazy. I’ve had communication device problems, hopefully we should be through that. My parents and I have moved. I’m not sure when we are going to get internet at the house and all that.. I’m actually with friends right now. I’m not sure how everything is going to work out, but we’ll see. I wish I could say I know I am going to be back to normal work by a certain time, but I do not know when that will be yet.. Frankly, I do miss my work, and I’m ready to get back to it after nearly a month off.

But anyway, today let’s look at some reasons why you should check out refurbished cruise ships. It used to be that cruise ships would dry dock just about only when completely necessary to stay legal. But these days a lot of cruise companies have decided to completely refurbish their ships, and so other companies are following suit. Here are some reasons you should consider a refurbished ship.

  • Going on a new ship is likely going to cost you an arm and a leg. But that is simply not the case with a refurbished ship.
  • Your rates are going to be between thirty to forty percent lower than on completely new ship. You might even be able to score a last minute deal out instead of having to book and then wait around for three years to go to on your cruise.
  • It does cost less to revamp an old ship than to build a new one. Many ships are adding all of the popular features when they do their dry dock.
  • Another thing you will love is the new rooms on these ships.. Most ships are adding suites.

Places you should go before you turn the big 40

I am pretty unsure about whether or not I am going to have internet access starting tomorrow. We will have to see how everything goes.

I apologize but I am going to get a little personal here. How old are you? If you are around thirty, this blog post is written specifically for you.

Bucket lists have been huge. And I know they are not as big as they once were, but they are still . If you are around thirty, here are some place you might want to put on your list.

  • Don’t you want to see the Taj Mahel? After all, it is one of the seven wonders of the world. Someone built this place to honor his favorite wife after she died giving birth to their fourteenth child. It is recommended to visit this place first thing in  the morning because sunrise makes this place spectacular.
  • Have you ever visited the Grand Canyon? This is another beautiful place to get to at sunrise. You will want to take a day or more to explore, do some hiking/walking.
  • You might want to go to the Great Barrier Reef. This is in Queensland. Here you know will find all ks of sealife.

Tips for traveling with kids

Let’s get back to discussing tips for traveling with kids.

  • First, you might want to consider boarding early. Yes, I know that will make your trip feel that much longer. But doing this will enable everyone to feel more settled in their places. It will be especially helpful if you do not have assigned seats.
  • Everyone getting enough rest is essential for a nice, smooth trip. Consider getting a condo. If you are for sure staying in a hotel or resort, consider getting a suite or at least another room.
  • Having free breakfast not only cuts down on costs, it also cuts down on stress. This is one meal you’ll know what you’ll be doing and won’t have to have any discussions about.
  • I know a lot of people like to just go with the flow while they are on vacation, but some planning is a good idea when you’re traveling with children. You’ll want to try your best to work your children’s sleeping and eating schedules. Not messing with those will help keep everyone happy and on track.
  • But you don’t want to overplan your trip, keeping everyone busier than usual.? Children love afternoons at the pool or movie nights.
  • You will want to pack everything that you need, but you do not want to overpack. You don’t want to have more to carry than you have to. A lot of places are going to have washers and dryers that you can use.
  • If you aren’t going to a resort that has a children’s program, consider bringing a babysitter. It isn’t going to cost that much extra. And vacations are the perfect times to get in some extra dates.

MSC Cruises

I’ve decided that I like doing two things at once. Sure, writing about what I am learning about in this travel agent school seems to take me a little longer. But we are supposed to get the word out about the things we’re learning, and writing about the things I am learning does help. And since this school has many different courses, I should keep quite busy for a while.

Today we are going to look at the MSC Cruiseline. MSC stands for Mediterranean Shipping Company. MSC  strives for excellence in everything that they do, and has won a lot of awards for what they do.

  • Where do these cruises go? Basically anywhere you would be interested in traveling to. They do Mexico and the Caribbean, they also do Europe and Asia. They also do an excellent South American cruise.
  • Let’s take a closer look at some of what they have to offer. When it comes to food, their specialty is Italian. They have a lot of great pasta dishes. You will be able to get a great pizza any time that you’d like. But Italian isn’t the only cuisine that they have. They have a famous Asian chef that is over their Asian restaurants. And of course, they have a pas chef to make sure your sweet tooth is satisfied.
  • MSC has partnered with LEGO to bring children and their families experiences they will never forget. They will have all the supplies that you will need for your baby and toddler that you will need.
  • MSC also understands your need to keep up with your fitness program while on board. They will help you create the right exercise program while you are on board. They will also help you come up with healthy menus.

I would love to know your thoughts on any of this..

Okay, I know there are ways to book trips on the internet. So why would you need a travel agent? Let’s look at some times you might want to use a travel agent.

 

  • Travel agents are great when you and your extended family are going on a trip together. You have a lot of people, some people may have special needs to figure out..People may need to come and go on different days. There are just a lot of details to figure out.
  • You might want to book through a travel agent if you are going to a place you’ve never been. You may have a lot of time to do the necessary research. A travel agent can help you to set everything up. We can figure out your complete itinerary.
  • And when you’re planning your honeymoon, you probably want to go through a travel agent. You have a thousand other things you need to plan. And this is a special trip you is really do not to mess up. Let a travel agent handle all the details .

Movie places

I am going to try to do this, and hopefully I’ll do a better job than I did yesterday.. I’m still doing a lot of experimenting and figuring things out as I go along… x

I think a lot of us like to watch movies when we want to relax. But have you ever wanted to go to the places where specific movies were made? Let’s look at a couple of these today.

  • Do you have any Indiana Jones fans in your did you family? You might want to visit Petra, Jordan where these films were made. This has become a popular destination since the films were made.
  • Slovenia might be small, but it is where Narnia was made. If I am remembering right, the place has some absolutely gorgeous spots.

Planning the perfect girls’ trip #2

Let’s get back to discussing how to plan a great girls’ trip. I have several things I’d like to look into more today, but feel like I need to do the normal things first and just see how the rest of the day goes. Let’s pick up where we left off.

  • Some friends don’t need much except to have a place to gather and some nice food to enjoy themselves. Other groups will want to go to some of the more exotic locations. If your group is trying to start their annual trips together, it might be wise to have a gathering and discuss what everyone is thinking as far as overall budget. Is it going to be easier to gather in each other homes, or do people want to mark places off of their bucket lists? One of you might want  to play hostess more often than the others to cut down on her costs. You can find solutions that work best for your group.
  • If one person is planning the whole thing, this lady will want to give some clues. You might want to get creative with the e-mails you send your group. Some people will go a step farther and send cute little packages to give hints. Groups who are going go somewhere exotic will usually meet at one member’s house, and then they do the reveal at the airport.
  • This is a girls’ trip, so you are going want to have comfortable places where ere you can sit and gab. You might want to have one more than one place like this in case your group wants to split up for whatever reason.
  • But as much as girls like to just sit and talk, you will want to have a few activities planned. Especially if you are going somewhere you’ve never been, you’ll want to get out and enjoy some of the sights. The planner should have a pretty good idea of the things your group likes to do.

Have you done anything like this? I would love to hear about it.

Go play in your favorite video game

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[Disclaimer : I have never been into video games. I have never enjoyed playing those type games. I hardly know anything about any of those games. I’m just going to tell you what this article says.]

I may not know much about these games, but I know they are pretty popular. I know some children, and adults, absolutely love these games. If they aren’t playing them, they’re thinking about playing these things. So let’s look at some places you can play these games in RL [for those that don’t know, RL is real life].

  • The first one is, of course, Mario Brothers. I do remember sitting and watching people playing these games. Who doesn’t dream of getting into these games? The closest thing you can get to this is in Tokyo.
  • There is always Pokemon Go. And I know that you can play that anywhere. The cool thing about this game is that you have to play it outside.
  • In l Las Vegas you can play Any Resident Evil. There you can play zombies to your heart’s content
  • .And now I have good news and bad news good news is that  Nintendo is building its own amusement park. The bad news is that it will not be ready until 2020.

Flying standby

There is so much to learn and figure out when you are in the travel business. One person can not learn everything.. Today let’s look into what what it means to fly standby.

Flying standby is a good way to fly if you don’t especially care when you leave or come back. It’s usually the least expensive way to fly, you’ll usually pay around twenty-five dollars, but you are not guaranteed a seat. So if you think that flying standby would be a good fit for you, here’s what you should do.

  • Firs, you will want to see which airlines have this option available . You will want to read up your chosen airline’s policies to make sure that you, and they, play by the rules.
  • A lot of times they’ll want you to purchase a normal ticket. Sometimes you can get away with a friend flying. Again, you will want to know the specific policies.
  • Another thing that would be good to remember is that you do not want to have checked luggage. They’ll more likely to take you if you don’t. You’re allowed one carry on and purse in most situations. The day before or the flight, you will want to look at the airline’s website to get the latest info on the flight. You will not want to check Expedia or Priceline, they are not going to have the latest information.
  • You are going to want to get there at least two hours in advance. You will want to go to the ticketing agent, and let them know that you’re interested in flying standby.
  • Next you will want to proceed through security and all that. Be sure to let the people at the gate know that you want to fly standby.
  • At the time of the flight, the gate people will be able to let you know whether you’ve made it on.

I would love to know your thoughts  about any of this.

General tips

  • I am disabled. It is pretty much a given that if I am going anywhere, my wheelchair is going with me. Otherwise, I pretty much sit in the car. I also will pretty much always take my communication device. I can’t speak without it. You will want to make sure that the things that your special needs child needs is in good working order. Few things are more frustrating than having something break when you are on the road.
  • If you are going to be flying, you are going to want your airline know that you will be traveling with a special needs child any time that you talk to them.
  • Take a bag with any medicine that you may need. Have it clearly marked, and you should have no problems getting through.

More on San Diego

  • If you and your family are going to vacation in San Diego, you are going to want to learn to surf. That is just a given. The good news is that your special needs child can learn to surf too. For this, you will want to get in touch with is Surf Diva at La Jolla Shores. Their team goes through training each year. No one is going to have to go into the way deep water to learn. And if some people in your family do not want to learn to surf, there is always a playground and picnic area. S
  • an Diego does have a Sea world. And here you will find lots of animal exhibit, animal shows and amusement park rides. This is a great place to visit in the evenings.
  • San Diego has a lot of beaches where you can use a beach wheelchair for an hour at no charge. You may have to wait because the chairs are first come first serve. Go to a lifeguard ststation, and they will help you figure it out.

San Diego

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Have you ever dreamed of going to San Diego? This is a great place to visit for families who have someone with special needs. The weather is almost always going perfect. Its beaches are absolutely beautiful. And they have a lot of great things for families to do. Let’s look at some things that you and your family might want to do.

  • san Diego is known for having a fantastic zoo. Some say that it isn’t as accessible as it could be. If you want to go, you will want to be sure to talk to Accessible San Diego.
  • Coronado Island is very accessible. You are going to find sidewalks and boardwalks pretty much anywhere that you would like to go.

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Ask my family. Getting me to take a good picture is not an easy task. I am always moving. It is not easy for me to keep looking at the camera. Many special needs children have similar problems. So how are you going to get the all important passport photos? These people are not the most understanding when it comes to the pictures. Here are some tips that might help.

  • You do not want to go when everyone else is going. You might want to call ahead and try to get their best guess of their slower times.
  • Bring a friend or two that will help. Bring friends that your child likes and makes them smile.
  • Bring a white sheet or pillowcase. Your passport photo background must be white. This will help if your child is in a wheelchair. You will want to have them take several photos. A lot of pharmacies take these photos. Go to the one you know best.
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My disability is obvious .I can’t walk or talk. Everyone who meets me is going to know. But for some children, their special needs is that they have a health problem that no one can see, but it is there and has to be taken care of. What if your child has diabetes and you are trying to fly? Let’s look at some tips that might help you.

  • Ffirst, it seems pretty obvious, but you are going want to bring all your supplies. And put all of that in your carry because you do not know what might happen to your checked bags.
  • You are going to want to get into the special assistance line at the airport. They will know about medications and all that. And they will help you with that.

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if you do go to Lido Beach Resort in Florida, you will want to be sure to go to St Armands Circle. You will find a lot of great shops and restaurants here. You can take a shuttle from the resort or just walk. The shuttle does not have a wheelchair lift, remember that. The resort is going to have eleven special needs rooms.. They have a lift into their family friendly pool.

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I have a confession to make. My family did not go to any resorts.. We did not go on any cruises. Instead our vacations were to go see family and friends and friends. And I loved it. But where are the best places to go when you have a child with special needs?

Let’s start looking at one great place you might want to consider, and that is Lido Beach Resort.. Are you looking for a nice, quiet beach trip to Florida? Here you are going to find some great shopping. At the resort, you will be choosing between single rooms and condos. They have a family friendly pool and one is adults only.

  • to tell the complete truth, taking your special needs child on vacation might not not feel like much of a vacation for you. You are most likely still taking care of your child. Take time to go away with your husband or take a trip with your girlfriends to get to have real breaks. Trips with your special needs child are going to be mostly about them. E
  • veryone likes to get treats and prizes. When your children do well, reward them. It could be that special snack. It could be more time on their device.