Rent a cabin

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We’re about two weeks away from Memorial Day, which is the official beginning of summer. Have you started making your plans for your summer vacation? If you haven’t, I would love to help you.

One thing that is really fun to do if you have a large family or large group that wants to travel together is to rent a cabin. And this seems to be appealing more and more to the younger generations.

Renting a cabin or house has its advantages. For one thing, you will likely have more privacy in a house. Another advantage is you will probably have a better kitchen with everything that you need to cook great meals. But the biggest

advantage might be price. You are likely going to get a lot more room for the same price if not less. Some of these places are going to have their own pool.

Your family needs to sit down together and come up with a list of the things that are important to them. And I can help you find the best place for your needs. Please let me know if I can help you.

Cruise news

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There are some different things going on in the cruising world, and today I thought we might take a look at some of the latest news. By the way, now is the perfect time to plan a cruise, whether you want to do something later in the summer or early fall.

One piece of big news is that a lot of cruise lines are starting to choose places besides the good ol’ USA as their ships’ home ports. China, and Asia in general, are places where a lot of ships are being built. And of course, you can always fly to the ship that you would like to go on. But most ships are being built so that they can enjoyed first and foremost by the population of their home port.. But having said that, America isn’t going to see the last of their cruise ships sail away for a long time.

In other news, Carnival is introducing its latest ship called Vista. And one of big questions everyone has is, “What will we be able to eat on this ship?” And the answer is, “Pretty much anything you’d like.” You’ll have a place where you can make your own burritoes. There is a place where you can get sake and other Japanese food. There is a very family friendly Italian restaurant. And of course, you will be able to get ice cream and other sweet treats.

I am going to stop here. I would love to know your thoughts. I would also love to help you plan your next cruise if you are interested. Please let me know.

Mother/daughter trips

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I must confess, I love a good girls’ trip. I got to spend the weekend with my sisters around my birthday, and it was one of my favorite gifts… Girl trips are fun, whether you want to take your daughter or your mother, or maybe even both.

For example, you might want to consider planning a girls’ trip to Ireland. For one thing, Ireland has a lot of castles you can explore, which is perfect for those those that wish to be princesses. Some castles have even been restored and turned into luxurious hotels. You can have spa days, eat fine meals, and relax any time that you please.

If you and your girls are more into the beach, you might want to try Puerto Rico. Puerto Rico has absolutely beautiful beaches. And they will also have accommodations to fit any budget or preferences that you may have. You will be able to do a less expensive trip or one that is more luxurious, depending on your needs and wishes.

Mexico is another place you might want to try taking a girls’ getaway. Mexico has a little something for everyone. ou will find some beautiful beaches. There are places where you can explore ancient history. And of course, there is some great shopping, and what girls’ trip would be complete without some shopping?

As a travel agent, my job is to help you figure out the perfect trip for you and your group. I can help you find the right place at the right price. Please let me know if I can help you.

New Waves Hotel

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I am going to go on get back to work. Things are kind of crazy with my family on several fronts. I know I am going to at least take a couple of other vacations this summer. But for right now I know I need to do and then get on to sorting e-mail and all that, so I am going to get started.

Waves Hotel is going to be a great spot whether you are looking for a family vacation or an adult getaway. This hotel is divided into an adults-only section, and one that is more kid friendly. The hotel has a focus on both mind and body wellness. Both sections are going to have excellent beach access for everyone that comes.

The seventy room accommodation focuses on simplicity, but they also pay attention to all the details. You are going to find king-sized beds in each of the rooms. They are also going to have modern televisions, laptop safes and mini fridges to name some of the luxuryies.. You will be able to choose from fifteen dining options between them and their sister properties. Please let me know if you are interested in something like this.

I need a break

I’m not good at following my own advice when it comes to taking a break. Oh, I’ll take an evening off or something like that.. But I used to go out of town with my parents a lot more than I do these days. Sometimes I’d be without internet for a few days each month. I think that’s part of why I have trouble taking off. I feel like I shouldn’t take time off when I don’t have to.

And this is a job I truly enjoy doing. Believe me, I used to do data entry for a few years, and I had no problems taking time away from the job there. That was not a meaningful job. But this job job is something that I enjoy, I find meaning in it. And I want to get this business to where it is actually making money. I have so many ideas of how to do that.

I’m writing a book on why we need to take breaks from work. And yes, I’m starting to feel some of the things that are symptoms that I am wearing down. I just feel tired. I’m not thinking clearly lately.

It sounds like Mom and I need to do some family things this week. So I feel like I really need to take this time and just rest and not think about work. I’m not sure how long we are going to need to be doing family stuff, it’s just kind of a wait and see.. I have no real idea when I’ll get back.. I think it is going to be somewhere between a week or two. I will get back with you after that.

What about Hostels?

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We talk about different hotels and resorts all the time, but what about hostels.. Hostels are usually pretty inexpensive options, and usually you are going to find a lot more camaraderie between those who stay in hostels as opposed to hotels. Some hostels provide meals for their guests, and often you’ll eat with a group of people you may not know if you aren’t traveling in a large group yourself.

It looks like the hostel is going to be around for a while and is growing. Hostels appeal to millennial travelers especially. They like the economical side, making them able to travel more for less. And they also like the chance to really get to know other people from around the world.

Hostels provide camaraderie for sure, but more and more of them are going to private rooms instead the dorm style accommodations. Hostels are learning the balance between staying low cost and providing the amenities everyone wants these days. They can provide meals, activities, media centers, [I kind of warned you about sharing computers yesterday], and other things.

Please let me know if you are interested in taking a trip. I would love to help you out.

Keeping your information safe while traveling

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I hope you find at least some of the things I post on this blog to be pretty useful. Today we are going to talk about ways you can keep not just your laptops and other devices safe, but more we are going to discuss ways you can keep the information on your devices safe.

  • The first thing you need to do is to make sure you are on a secured wi-fi connection. Anyone can set up a connection and then steal your information. Make sure to always ask about which connection you should use anywhere you go.
  • Protect everything important to you with a password, and make it something only you will know and remember. Make it random and hard to guess. Do not use your home address or something easy to figure out like that.
  • If you don’t bring your own own device, you will want to be very careful about what you do on a public computer. If you can, it is better to use the phone instead of a computer. If you do use a public computer, you will want to be very careful about your passwords.
  • And one thing about your devices themselves. Most hotels are going to have safes. Have them put your devices away any time you are leaving your hotel without them.

Let me know if you have other ideas or suggestions. I would love to hear them.

Do you need an adult vacation?

Sometimes it feels like everything in your life is wrong. You have troubles with your vehicles, and then things start breaking at your house. Or maybe you’re just tired of the endless messes, cleaning up one meal only to have your children start saying they’re hungry again.. If the frustrations of life are just starting to really getting to you, maybe it’s time for a getaway with your spouse.

There are adults-only resorts where you have to do absolutely nothing. You can leave your children with their grandparents, and will not see any children at these places. You will have access to different restaurants, which means you will have no cooking or cleaning to do. In fact, you will not have to worry about cleaning anything while you’re at the resort.

What is it that you love doing but never get to enjoy? Do you just want time where no one cares how late you sleep in? No problem here. Is laying on a beach with a good book and something nice to drink your idea of paradise? Do you want to go get a couples’ massage? Or do you want to go on an adventure with your husband? All this and more is what you will be free to do at an adults-only resort. Please let me know if you are interested.

Uncertain times

We’re having some internet time at home, so today I’m hanging out at church to see what I can do. A lot of what I do has to be done through the internet, and I’m not sure when we are going to get everything figured out at home. It’s just kind of frustrating.

But anyway, I know that people in Europe are worried and uncertain as to what is going to happen next. Will someone be hit? Where will it happen? When? There are just a lot of unknowns these days.

And unfortunately the travel industry is starting to feel the effects.. London’s luxury hotels are starting to feel the effects of all these uncertainties. And it isn’t just the political stuff. There is a lot of economic stuff going on as well making things difficult.

Places for pets

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Last week we talked about some hotels that catered to children. Today let’s look at some places that make other members of our family feel special.

There is a place in San Francisco called the Fairmount San Francisco. Here you will find everything you need to feed your dog. You will also be provided with candles so that your dog’s smell will not permeate the whole place.

 

Sure, a lot of resorts are going to have nice spas for humans, but does anyone have a spa for your pets? The answer is that Vermont’s Topnotch Resort and spa does. They will also give your dogs treats when you request turn down service. The dogs won’t get chocolate, but I think that you will.

 

And in Savannah, Georgia there is a place called The Four-Star Brice. They do not charge extra for pets, no matter the size or breed. They will also provide bowls and beds for your pets. And actually Savannah itself is a very pet friendly place.

 

In Scottsdale, Arizona there is a hotel called Hyatt Regency. Here you are going to find doggie pillows to ensure they rest well. You are also going to have a whole menu of dog foods you can choose from. I’m sure they’ll have food that you will enjoy as well.

Please let me know if you are interested in any of these places. I’ll be more than happy to help you out.