Tired of the cold?

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I think one of the advantages of working from home is not having to get out in the cold, especially first thing in the morning. But if you work eac day at an office, you’re likely getting pretty tired of the cold. Read below for some trips you may be interested in.

First there are always cruises going to places like the Caribbean and Mexico. And I know that most cruise ships are going to have plenty for you and everyone in your family to do, no matter your interest. And cruises also have a lot of restaurants and other food venues whenever you get hungry.

Of course, there are a lot of great resorts you can choose from in that area. Mexico and the Caribbean are both very popular places among tourists. You can kind of choose

whatever you want. Are you looking for a resort that works well for a whole family? Or are you thiking more of a romantic getaway with your spouse at an adults only resort? Is it important for you to have a lot of different food choices? Do you want to have many different choices when it comes to activities and entertainment? Or are you more into just lying on a warm beach? I would love to know your thoughts on this.

What is coincierge service

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I hope everyone had a nice weekend. I know I had a nice time hanging out with my family. I also had a nice time with a good friend I rarely get to see..

But anyway, my family was talking about travel yesterday, and coincierge service came up. And that is one of those terms I’ve read over and over. And I must confess, it’s one of those I terms I have kind of a rough idea of what it means. I know coincierge helps guests. But what exactly do they do? Let’s find out together.

Coincierge as we know it started about twenty-five years ago. This service is available in hotels, hospitals, colleges and even some churches. Basically coincierge is personal service. Nobody feels like they have enough time to do everything they would like. So coincierge helps with errands. They also help you make phone calls, get you tickets to concerts and other events. They will also help with pets, help you find restaurants you like and make your reservations,. They may even help with babysitting and elder care. These are only some of the services they provide.

So when you are away from home and may be unfamiliar with the area, this may be especially helpful. I would love to hear your thoughts about this.

Recommendations for a romantic getaway

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I have a friend coming tonight, and am just going to see how much I can done in a few hours.

Romantic getaways are nice, even if that means going to a hotel close to where you live just to get some downtime with your spouse.. Below are some amenities you might want to look for in your hotel.

  • One thing you might want to look for is chocolate. Some hotel give you some chocolate, especially around this time of year, or if you say you are having a romantic getaway. You might want to pack some too just in case.
  • Most nicer hotels will have champagne available upon request. If you are trying to o things inexpensively, you might want to consider bringing your own.
  • Ask if the hotel does breakfast in bed. It’s lovely to have a quiet breakfast where it’s just the two of you.
  • Consider asking about a Jacuzzi tub. It can be very nice to take a long, relaxing bath.
  • Along those same lines, ask if there is a spa in the hotel or one nearby.

If you have other suggestions, please let me know.

Another interview

I have gotten several interviews, and think I am going to post one each day.. Thanks, Lynne, for sharing.

 

My name is Lynne Gallagher 51 yrs old and very happily married. I have threE fabulous boys 14, 12,
and 9 5 cats and three dogs. Real family of animal lovers and very inspired by nature. In my down
time I run a local wildlife rangers group for 9 – 18 year olds, photograhy is a passion especially
wildlife, I work on self improvement through Yoga and meditation.
My business is an online makeupsuperstore, basically it was set up as niche filler when Avon pulled
out of Ireland. I wanted to work with makeup as a way to empower women to feel good about
themselves. To encourage them to just try a bit of something to make you feel special even if its just
a bit of lipstick. I also wanted to discourage the notion that only supermodels wear makeup and look
fabulous. Even if you are a novice or other people look at your makeup and think oooh wouldnt
have done that, enjoy how makeup makes you feel not how the media tells you too.
For most people they would say that my work/life balance doesnt exist. And from the outside thats
how it looks but to explain, I had a serious heart attack nearly 5 years ago and have a
pacemaker/defibrilator fitted, couldnt work and stuck at home feeling useless so first thing I did was
take the boys out of school and home schooled them. The two eldest are at secondary school now
doing honours in all subjects so did a reasonable job there and smallest is still being schooled by
me. It might sound like I have no work/life balance but in truth I do. We get to share special times
when we can go out in thesnow and watch animals for school work, they trust me more and its a
very harmonious household.
\When I mine is fairly good.
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the kids loved it but I really dont like travelling so it was a nightmare going and coming back,
holiday was great tho.
Planning holidays for us is deciding where to go and then going to a really good travel agent who
knows wht they are doing, the best plans, hotels, flights etc. I have zero interest in trawling the net
for cheap flights etc, a holiday to me means starting as you mean to go on and letting someone
qualified do the work.
If I could ask a travel agent something, hmm, can you find find me the best place to just relax with
family where the kids can be entertained doing outdoor pursuits and interesting stuff and we can
just chill and have spa days or just a bit of leisurely activity to keep us from boredom.
You could ask Danielle Rock Kealy just mention me, and Laila Ali again mention me.
Please do send me travel newsletters especially anything on the ice hotel in Svalbard and holidays
to see the polar bears in same place.
Thanks hun and a pleasure to help you out.

Romance in New Orleans

It’s Valentine’s Day weekend and I am going to be visiting with some of my favorite people, my family.. We are going to have a birthday party for my nephew.. But we are just going up and coming back Sunday.. So I am going to be doing my usual work, but hoping having some fun in the evening. And I would truly appreciate any prayers for this book that I’m trying to write. This is just going slower than I would like. I have a lot of research to do and things like that.

So apparently New Orleans is not only a great place for Mardis Gras, it is also a wonderful place for romance. And this is true whether you are trying to get away for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, or you decide you just need sometime together.

One thing New Orleans has is some great cuisine. You will definitely want to try to have one nice dinner in a French restaurant. This city has a lot of French influence. It is also a great city to walk around in. Sometimes you can hear a band playing jazz music which is nice in the evening especially.

New Orleans has an excellent zoo you can visit during the day. The city has a lot of great shopping you will want to check out, whether you like looking at antiques or shopping for clothing. And of course, there are also lots of great bakeries you can stop in when you need to relax and eat.

Let me know if you are interested in any of this. I’ll be more than happy to help you plan a romantic getaway.

Celebrate President’s Day… Like a President

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Okay, I know mst people don’t really celebrate President’s Day… I’m not sure what celebrating the holiday would be like. But if you’re looking for a little getaway to a nice place, here are some ideas.

The first place we are going to look at is in Chicago, and is just called Hilton Chicago. Several of our Presidents have visited here, including Harry Truman. And in fact, every President since him has visited here. They stay in the Conrad Suite. I hear that that particular suite is hard to get, and is likely very expensive. But you can get a room there for round $120.

There is also a place called Library Hotel which is in New Yrk City. I’m not sure any Presidents have stayed in this hotel since it has been transform. But this is the building where Theodore Roosevelt used to work whe he was a newspaper man after being President.

Also in the Big Apple is the Astoria.. Every President since Herbert Hoover has stayed here. And while you may not be able to stay in the same suite they do, you will still get a luxurious stay. Let me know if you are interested in any of these.

Another interview

I final figured out how to print and paste this interview correctly. So here it is.

First, tell me about yourself. Are you married? How many kids do you have? What do you like to do in your downtime?

I am a working mother who owns Bowers Occupational Therapy Services Inc. I have 3 step children and 1 natural born child. I usually watch tv, go hiking, look at face book and make crafts, along with gardening.

Tell me about your business. Why did you start it? What made you decide to go into that particular business?

My business is to house my Occupational therapy degree. I started it out of need to be paid by the school districts and not to pay so much in taxes. I decided after I graduated from school.

Tell me about your work\life balance. Do you feel like you are balanced?

I work with children who have disabilities in a public school setting. I do feel balanced because I work from 8-3:30 mon through fri.

Do you set aside time each day\week to be with your family? Do you have certain things you like to do together? Do you and your husband do date nights? Tell me about those.

I don’t set aside time per se but I spend time with them everyday. We like to do crafts. We do not do date nights. We really enjoy having Bess around.

If you’re feeling like you are not getting enough time with your family, do you think that a family vacation might help?

I would love a family vacation to a tropical island, I would like to invite my best friend and her family also.

When was the last time you took a vacation? Did you enjoy it? Did it bring you together?

I take several vacations but mostly we stay home or do stuff like camping, fishing and hiking.

Did you plan it yourself? Did you enjoy planning it?

Yes we plan it.

Have you considered using a travel agent? Why or why not?

Yes I have considered it. But think that it would be expensive so I have not used one.

What would you like to ask a travel agent?

How much does it cost to have some one plan my vacation? Can you get deals that I cant get?

Do you know any other women business owners who might be willing to take this?

I don’t know any others that will take this. Sorry

Would you like to receive travel newsletters online?

Not at this time. Thank you though.

Thank you very much. I truly appreciate your

 

About travel agents

I got another interview yesterday, which is always nice.. I plan to post the interview later… Well, I planned to post it earlier, but the computer does not want to cooperate with me.

This blog, and hopefully my book, exist to help educate people about travel agents and what we do. And I was a bit discouraged to see that the person I was interviewing thinks that travel agents are expensive.

First of all, I have personally decided not to charge you, my guest, any additional fees. We make money when you book your travel through us. And that includes things like hotel stays, car rentals, cruises, and amusement parks. I’m sure there other things, but I ca’t think of any more right now.

And since this is what I do from day to day, I’m always learning more and more about this industry. I’m always hearing about deals. I’m also part of a large group of travel agent whose brains I can always pick with all kinds of questions.

I would love to know any questions you have for a travel agent.

What travel agentsdo

First, tell me about yourself. Are you married? How many kids do you have? What do you like to do in your downtime?

 

I am a working mother who owns Bowers Occupational Therapy Services Inc. I have 3 step children and 1 natural born child. I usually watch tv, go hiking, look at face book and make crafts, along with gardening.

 

Tell me about your business. Why did you start it? What made you decide to go into that particular business?

 

My business is to house my Occupational therapy degree. I started it out of need to be paid by the school districts and not to pay so much in taxes. I decided after I graduated from school.

 

Tell me about your work\life balance. Do you feel like you are balanced?

 

 

Perfect ski resorts for families

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I have several things I want to see about today. I have a lot on my mind with this book that I’m trying to write, and of course I’m also looking for people who want to take trips. Please let me know if you are interested in planning a trip with me. I’d be more than happy to help.

day we are going to look at some lesser known ski resorts. These places may work well for those families that are trying skiing for the first time. These may also work well for families with small children. The first place we are going to discuss is in Nevada. It is called Diamond Peak. Here there is a children’s ski center that is perfect for the little ones. The resort also has several theme days.

The next place we are going to look at is called Sugarbush, and is in Vermont. This place has a lot of different things children and adults can do, whether they want to be indoors or outdoors. There are all kinds of games you can play.

We are going to look at one more place and that is in Wyoming. It is called Snow King Mountain. You are going to find many different skiing trails. But again you are going to find a lot of other things to do as well. You can learn to climb ice, and they even have a roller coaster you can enjoy. Please let me know if you are interested in either of these