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.

Girl’s getaway in NYC

  • I haven’t been to New York City, but I know it has some excellent restaurants, some fascinating museums and nice restaurants, as well as excellent shows on Broadway. So when I think of the ultimate girls’ trip, I think NYC would be one of yes the places I would highly recommend. Let’s look at some things you might want to do on your trip. 
  • One of the first things that you will want to do is to take a Circle Line Cruise. This will give you a good general feel of the city. You will get to see Lady Liberty herself. The people running the cruise will share a lot of interesting things about the city as well.
  • Okay, as it turns out, that cruise is a bit on the pricey side, but a free alternative would be taking the Staten Island Ferry.. If you are on a tight time schedule, you will want to be sure not to get stuck at their terminal.
  • Next, you might want to explore some of the city’s museums. What are you and your friends interested in. You will find a lot of different museums. I’m sure that you will find some that will interest you.

I think we are going to get back to this tomorrow. I would love to know your thoughts.

Things to do in San Antonio

Everyone who follows this blog knows that I’m no sports fan. However, there are plenty of other things to do in San Antonio, and today we are going to look at some of those..

  • First we are going to look at a pretty obvious one. Remember the Alamo. This attraction is going to be offering extended hours through March 25th because of spring break.. If you are a fan of historic fiction, you will want to stop by their gift shop where Author John R. Knaggs will be signing copies of his new novel about the Texas revolution.
  • Texas is one of our states that borders Mexico, and so you will find Mexican, and other Spanish, influences throughout Texas. San Antonio itself has four missions, and you will be welcome to take a free guided tour of any of them.
  • San Antonio is home of one of the Six Flags amusement parks. Enjoy a day of roller coasters, games that let you win prizes, and lots of junk food.

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

Florida spring break

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It’s time for spring break. Next week, a lot of my family is going to get together. And I’m just going to play by ear how much I will be working while everyone is together.

If you live in the Southeastern part of the United States and haven’t decided what you want to do for spring break this year, you might want to consider going to Florida. Yes, I know that a lot of other people will be going down there, but that is because Florida has so much for people to do, especially when they want to be on vacation. Let’s look at what Florida has to offer.

High school and college kids want to go places like Panama city or Destin. These are beach towns which have a lot of the carnival type rides, a lot of places to shop, and plenty of restaurants and nightlife..

Parents, are you looking for a nice beach to take your family, but want something a little quieter? You might want to try places like Port St Joe or Cape San Blas. These places have a lot of condos, though I have no idea how many would still be available in the next couple of months.. There will still be nice shops and museums to browse and nice restaurants to enjoy, but it will be a calmer atmosphere.

But if calm sounds totally boring, you might want to try Orlando. This city is home to a lot of the big theme parks. Young children will have their dreams come true at Disney World. Older children might prefer Universal studios or Busch garden. There is also Sea World, and that is hardly all of the theme parks.

I would love to know which place you would prefer

Luxury experiences


Cruises are a popular way to take a vacation these days. You can usually find an all-inclusive deal on a cruise. There is often a wide variety of activities you can enjoy on your ship. If you have a specific interest you want to pursue on your vacation, they have a lot of themed cruises you can enjoy. But what happens is when group of your friends wants is to go on a cruise, and some people really want to do the cruise as inexpensively as possible and other people are looking for that luxury.. Well, I have a couple of ideas that you might want to consider.

The first is Norwegian’s “The Haven” experience. With The Haven, you are going to have very spacious accommodations, and will not be bothered by the masses because only the people staying in The Haven and their guests will be was allowed in this area. You will have your own restaurant. If you want to go to restaurants in other parts of the ship, your reservations will be the top priority. You will have the service of a butler and a coincierge. You will also have your own pool.

Now let’s look at MSC’s Yacht Club. Again, you are going to have your own exclusive area to hang out with just the people that you choose. The suites you stay in will be extravagant. You will have top priority in all of the restaurant, as well as top priority in all of the entertainment venues A butler will be at your service day and night. I would love to know your questions about any of this.

More about Palladium Hotels

The more I use this new communication device of mine, the more comfortable I feel and faster I become, which makes me feel better about everything. I’m a lot faster than I would have thought I would be at this point. I’m relieved to say the least..

But anyway, let’s get back to talking about Palladium Hotel and what they do for families. First they offer a lot of activities that families can enjoy together. Take some cooking classes as a family. Enjoy doing arts and crafts. Is your family into competition? Try beating one another at video games.

Do you want to know what Palladium hotels has exclusively for adults? You will have valet parking. You will not have to worry about unpacking or repacking anything while you are at these hotels. You are also going to get complimentary access to parts of Palladium’s spa. If you want to do activities that are in the area but are not part of the resort itself, a family host will be around to help you.

Now let’s look a little more at Palladium in general. It sounds like they have properties in the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. Their family program is just one of several programs they have, in case you’re hoping to do a romantic trip or a girls’ getaway..

I would love to know your thoughts about any of this or any questions you might have. Please let me know.

Palladium Hotels and Families

Next week my family is going to be together, and I’m not sure how much I am going to work. It kind of depends on a lot of things. And I’m still trying to figure this out, still trying to get all my passwords straight and all that good stuff.

If you read this blog, you know that my heart in this business is to try to help families reconnect through travel. Everyone is so busy these days, families need to make time to spend together. Vacations are a great way to do that. And Palladium Hotel group is trying to make themselves a great place for families to stay and play together. Not only do they have some beautiful hotels in some gorgeous locations, they are doing what they can to help families make memories together. How do you do this, you may ask. Let’s find out.

For starters, families are going to have their own lobby where they can check in or out any time they please. They will also have their own restaurant. Families will get their own pool where you will have a waiter to make sure no one goes hungry or thirsty.

Kids are going to get their own robes and slippers. The hotel staff will draw children bubble baths. Children will also get cookies and milk as part of their turn down service in the evenings as well..

But children are not the only one who will be pampered at these hotels. Come back to find out how the adults will be pampered.

More movie sites



We’re going to get back to the mov

  • ie locations discussion.
  • I know that if there are one there have to be one hundred of these movies. But I think it’s the newest King Arthur movie that has been filmed around Snowdonia. This place has a beautiful national park.
  • Do you want to go visit the place where Luke Skywalker is exiled to? The place is called was Emerald Isle. This is a beautiful place, even if it is pretty barren.


  • I’m hoping things are going to get better soon. I’m still trying to figure out a lot of stuff.




The adjustment is going to take more time than I had hoped. I’m working to figure out a new computer. Lots of logins to remember and figure out. I’m also having to figure out a new way to access everything. I am going to get better, but it is going did they used to to take a while