Visiting the Amish

I had an awesome weekend. It was wonderful hanging out with my sisters, eating junk food, watching movies. But even with just one extra day off, I have so many projects I want to work on.

Reading novels is one of my favorite things to do when I’m tired of working. And I love reading about the Amish. To be Amish means you are living differently than most other Americans. Amish live in communities, they do not have electricity, their main means of communication is horse and buggy, and mostly they farm. From the novels I’ve read, they love to cook country cooking, and are never stingy when it comes to sweets. And just so you know, I didn’t add a picture because they do not like having photographs taken.

If going back to this kind of simple life appeals to you, want to visit Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Here you can take rides in their horse and buggies. There are Amish homes and farms you can take tours of so you can find out more about their way of life. You can visit their markets and buy anything from fine quilts to homemade baked goods and jellies. They have all kinds of ways you can sample their food. They even have a play that you can attend to find out more about their way of life.

Please let me know if you are interested in taking a trip like this. I would love to help you plan something like this.

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Good places to visit if you’ve never been out of thecountry

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I am not going to work tomorrow. I’m not sure whether I am going to be online, but feel like I need to take a little time away.

If you have never been out of the country, it can be exciting and scary at the same time. You will have a lot of questions about what you should and shouldn’t do, what you need to bring, etc. I can help you with these type questions. Please just let me know.

But if you’re looking for a good first destination you might want to try Mexico. You might have heard that Mexico isn’t the safest place to travel, but the danger is only in certain parts of this country. And whether you’re looking for backpacking or luxury, Mexico should have something to suit your tastes. They will also have great hostel and bus systems.

We are goin to get back to this on Monday. I would love to know your thoughts.

How clean are hotel rooms?

 

One of my sisters had a friend get married last weekend. So since she hasn’t mastered the art of being two places at once, I am going to her place this weekend so she can spoil me. We are going to have all kinds of good things to eat, good movies to watch and lots of girl time.

I have to be honest, it’s been a while since I’ve slept in a hotel, I think it has been about four years actually. My family stays with family or friends more than anything.. But because of something that has been said on Reddit recently, the cleaniness of hotel rooms has been called into question.

First, let me say that all hotels have a policy of changing the sheets on every bed that was used each morning. If you don’t think your sheets have been changed, you can always call the front desk and ask them to change your sheets.

Some people think that staying at a nicer hotel is gong to ensure that you will get a cleaner room, but that ‘s not necessarily true. It really depends on the hotel itself.

I would love to know some of your questions about about travel. I would love to answer them on this blog.

Tamarindo

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Today we are going to talk about Tamarindo, which is in Costa Rica. This was once just a sleepy little fishing village, place. I don’t think they have completely commercialized this place. It sounds like there is just one big resort here at this point.

It sounds like this is the perfect place to relax and unwind. You are going to find a very laid back atmosphere here. People in a lot of places of the world are not as concerned about time as we Americans are. The key here is to remember that you are on vacation.Relax and enjoy yourself. Try not to worry when people are a couple of hours later than what they say. Keep your favorite reading material with you at all times. Enjoy the time hanging out with your family. Enjoy the beautiful scenery.

But just because they like to take things slowly doesn’t mean that you will not have plenty to do while you are there. For one thing there is a huge national park. here you can enjoy watching many different types of birds. there are also several places to hike.

You are also going to find a sea turtle refuge. You will be able to to watch hundreds of baby turtles come out of their eggs. My brother actually went down there one year to watch this. I think he went in July, and that was kind of the peak season. There is a monkey refuge too where you can see several different kinds of monkeys. Please let me know if you are interested in anything like this.

What you need to know about changing your name and traveling

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Anyone who reads this knows that my heart is for the family. And to me, family still means what it did fifty years ago, a men and woman who are married and have children together. That’s the way God designed families.. And now, let me get off of my soapbox here..

The first thing you should know is that if you are going on the honeymoon right after the wedding, you will want to keep your original name on the travel documents. Going through a name change is going to take some time to get through the red tape. It is better not to bother the resort or the cruise line people with that kind of thing.

It usually takes around seven weeks to process everything. So you will want to keep this in mind if you want to take your honeymoon later on or are a frequent traveler.

You will want to let your travel agent know of your name change as soon as it iscomplete. This way your travel agent can adjust everything in her records and make sure the correct name is on all the paperwork.Once you have your new name on your driver’s license is usually the best time to contact your travel agent.

Where are the safest places to go?

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I had a great birthday. I had family visiting most of the weekend, and Saturday evening several good friends came. They kind of came back to back, allowing me to visit with each one. We also had some great food, I’m likely going to be eating that most of this week.

But anyway… With so much of the world in turmoil, where are some places you can go that are safe? That’s kind of a difficult question to answer, it depends on a lot of different factors. One of those is when you actually want to travel. And I can also help you figure out when are the best times to go where you want to go. Below are some places that seem relatively safe these days.

Iceland is the first one we are going to look at. Yes, they were the home of the Vikings long ago, but these days they have an extremely low crime rate. The country itself is very beautiful, and the biggest worry you are going to have is how you are going to keep warm in the harsh winters.

Denmark is another place that is going to be relatively safe. These people are pretty content, they have a very low unemployment rate  and a steady economy. And again, this is an absolutely beautiful country with a lot of must -see places. Please let me know if you are interested in either of these.

Hotels

I am going to go on and just do a few things.. I am hanging out with my family as we’re getting ready for my birthday party tonight.

As you’re thinking about summer vacation, you might be wondering which hotels are most expensive.. The Ritz-Carlton/Marriott is the most expensive. But you are going to find a lot of nice amenities with these hotels. And it really depends a lot on which part of the country you want to vacation in.

The Hyatt brand is probably be the next most expensive\nicest hotels. You are going to find a wide range of hotels in this brand. Wyndham would kind of be in the same category..

All of these will cost somewhere between one and two hundred a night. If you’re looking for something under a hundred a night, you are going to probably want to go with something like Super 8 EconoLodge. But again a lot of it is going to depend on when you are going and when. I can Help you to figure out the place for you and your family. Just let me know.

Club Med Mind & Body

People are kind of here and there, so I figure I might as well get some things done. My sister came earlier than I expected, and we’ve hung out a lot, but she’s gone somewhere with Mom, and everyone is kind of doing their own thing.

Let’s start with a little history. Club Med was the first people to come up with the idea of an all inclusive resort. I think they started sometime in the 1970’s. And I know some people that they haven’t changed all that much and likely never will. However, that is not true. They are working on ways to improve all the time.

They have been known to have sports intensives. But this May they are going to be doing several of the most popular sports intensives at once. You are going to have some of the best trainers, nice sportsequipment, and great places to play.

For those that have no interest in sports, you can focus on other aspects of healthy living. For example, there will be cooking classes and classes on eating the right way.. I would love to know your thoughts on any of this.

When is the best time to book summer trips?

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I’m still trying to decide whether I am going to do this and check e-mail on Saturday, which is my birthday. I think I am going to just play that by ear .

Your children are starting to count down the days until their summer vacation starts. And you know your whole family needs a family vacation, but you don’t know the best time to plan a trip is. My advice would be to start on working out the details of your trip as soon you can figure out the dates to your trip. I have a few reasons for saying this.

  • First, you are going to be more likely to get exactly what you want. Most places fill up quickly over the summer months.
  • A lot of places are going to have some good discounts around this time. Tell me what kind of vacation you are looking for, and I can help you figure out the best deals.
  • Booking early is especially good if you are trying to plan for a large groups. A hotel might be able to get you one room at the very last minute, but they will not be able to get you a whole block of rooms.
  • Booking something is going to make you that much more likely to actually take a vacation. You are far more likely to skip vacation this year.

I would love to know any other ideas you might have.

Glamping anyone?

I’m busy these days for sure. Making sure this gets done each day and e-mail is checked, I’m also working on my book each day and doing some training with NCL. And now I’m trying to get on some blogs and figure out some people to interview me on their blogs. I would love to find some life coaches who are also mothers. If you know anyone of that description, please let me know.

I must confess that I’m not a big camper.. And by that I mean, I don’t like sleeping on the ground in a tent. I like being outside, cooking food on open fires, making s’mores and hanging out with friends. But I’m having to be a lot more careful about where I sleep as I get older and have trouble with my back.. That’s just one of the fun things about being being disabled.. I don’t like being really cold or too hot either.

But there is this place in Florida called Westgate’s River Ranch Ranch,, and this is a place where you can stay in luxurious teepees. Everyone gets to sleep in beds in these things. And tat’s just the start of the luxury.

You will have your own heating or air unit. Each teepee has a microwave and refrigerator. You will be served morning offee. There will be concierge services, and lots of activities at the resort you can take part in. Please let me know if you are interested in something like this.