Preparingto go where you’ve never been

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I have things I need and want to do, but this morning was pretty crazy. I had a from my wheelchair guy, and it was just not a morning to work. Things kept coming up. But anyway, I’m here and should have several hours of quiet to work. So let’s get started.

Some people find a place that they love to travel to, and will go back there again and again. Other people are always looking for the next best destination, so that they are always experiencing something new and different. This post is for this second group of people.

  • First, please take some time to take some research on the culture that you are going to visit. The people you’ll be visiting will feel much more respected and valued if you come in knowing something about their culture.
  • You are going to want to learn at least a few key phrases in their language, even if English is widely spoken.. Again, this will help the people you’re visiting feel more respected.
  • Please learn something of their religion. Religion is one of the things we humans value deeply. And this this will help you learn more about their culture.
  • You will also want to know something about the food they eat. This will help you know which foods you will not want to miss out on and which foods you may want to avoid. Learning something about their culture is going to show you how to act.. Take burping as an example. We consider burping to be quite rude. Other places consider it rude if you do not burp.
  • And of course, it always helps to keep an opened mind about everything. New experiences always help you learn and grow.

I want to add one more thing. As your travel agent, it is part of my job to help you learn what you need to about your destination. I can give you the information you need.. Please let me know if you are interested.

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Food on Oceania

Things are crazy in a good way here. I have several projects I’m working on, including a potential booking. But I do want to make sure to get this done. So here goes.

Cruises have a lot of people to feed.. They have their guests as well as their crew to feed. And sometimes when you have to make that much food, quality can get lost. What I hear is that the quality of the food gets better as you go up the chain as far as luxury cruiselines..

Oceania is one of the nicer cruiselines. But they are trying to go over and above the call of duty when it comes to their food. Even when you go to the complimentary buffet, you are going to have the opportunity to order lobster. At dinner, you are going to find nicely plated desserts. Even during the day, you are going to find nice pizza and things like that on the buffet.

Oceania has a lot of specialty restaurants. And there is only one restaurant that is going to charge you anything extra. You are going to have all kinds of options there as well. And again everything will be top quality. Please let me know what questions you have.

How cruiselines are improving

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Good Monday morning everyone. I have several other things I would like to get done today, so let’s get started on this..

Businesses are always looking at ways to improve to bring in more business. And cruiselines are definitely no exception to that. Today let’s look at some specific things cruiselines are trying to improve.

  • A lot of people seem to really like the specialty restaurants that are being put on the new ships these days. So when a ship gets its makeover, new restaurants are being added. The restaurants are not necessarily going to charge you extra when you eat there.
  • Ships usually put in more staterooms any time they’re being worked on. Adding more staterooms is just a wise business move. It allows them to take more people in nicer accommodations.
  • Rooms are also being made more comfortable. They are be given upgraded beds, and nicer tvs. I know that they also replace the carpets any time they do a ship upgrade.
  • Ships are also always putting in bigger and better waterslides, which is always popular, especially with families. They’re also always trying to get better shows on board.

I would love to know your thoughts or any questions you might have. Thanks.

What to do in the Bahamas

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Most people know that the Bahamas is a great place to see beautiful beaches. But what else is there to do in this place? Today we are going to look at some of these.

  • You might want to try conch, which is the meat of a sea snail. This meat is served in pretty much in any restaurant in the Bahamas. It is served raw, but it is also served in a number of ways. This is said to help with fertility for couples interested in that.
  • You should also try swimming with the dolphins. There is a place called the Blue Lagoon Island. This is a place where you will have lots of different things to do, but swimming with the dolphins is among the more exciting.
  • There is always shopping to do. And you are going to be able to choose between a wide variety of homemade crafts at flea Markets or stores we have in our malls here. It all depends on what your in the mood for.
  • You are also going to have your choice of nightlife in the place. You can even enter contests where you can see how you and your friends rate in the entertainment department.

Let me know if you would like to go to the Bahamas.

Romance in Maui

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I live in Georgia, so fall is still pretty much a thing we’re only dreaming about these days. I should not be complaining, I sit inside all day. But fall coming, watching the pretty leaves, and feeling like the holiday season might come to us is always a nice feeling.

The only way we really know fall is around the corner is that school is back in session.. I know some school still wait until after Labor Day to start again… But anyway, if you and your husband are tinking that maybe it’s time to do a little romantic getaway, you might want to consider going to Maui. aui has a little something for everyone, whether you like rolling hills or the beach.

The first thing you might want to do is to go up into the mountains really early and watch the sunrise together. Now these mountains can be rather cool this time of day. It will give you a good excuse to cuddle.

If you are into art, you will want to head to Makawao. They have some great art galleries that you will want to explore. There are also nice cafes in the area you will want to try.

And then, of course, there are the beautiful beaches that are great for just relaxing together, talking without interruptions.. Let me know what questions you have about this beautiful place.

Millennials and river cruising

Thanks to a couple of my siblings, I have working internet once more. Working at a place where I know I am going to have a pretty limited time is always kind of nerve wracking to me.. But anyway..

Today we are going to talk about millennials and river cruising.. First, why do I talk about millennials so much? But even before that, we need to talk about who millennials are. This is the generation that was born between the early 1980’s to the early 2000’s. A lot of these people are out of college and are starting their careers and their families. In general, this generation loves to explore new things.

This wanting to try new things is what makes this generation perfect for river cruising. River cruising is a relatively new thing in and of itself.. It’s also an easier way to get around, especially to smaller, less explored areas.

The river cruise boats are often pretty luxurious accommodations. You will also be getting a wide variety of foods, and these cruises often make it easier to stay on diets such as gluten free. River cruises tend to take much smaller groups, making it easier for millennials to really get to know each other.

River cruises used to not have much to offer to children, but that is changing as more people are getting interested in this industry.. And leading the way in river cruising for kids is, of course, Disney. I would love to know your thoughts, or any questions you might have.

I am going to go on and apologize. I am having some internet troubles, which is why I wasn’t on yesterday. It can get kind of frustrating when there is only one device you can really use.. I’m not sure what will happen tomorrow. But things should be back to normal Friday.

 

 

 

rxI know this is still August, but Thanksgiving and the Christmas season will be here before we know it, and it’s never too early to book your holiday vacation plans. And of course, I would more than happy to help you make those plans.

 

 

 

Booking your travel plans early is one way you can save money. Hotels, and other travel venues, love to know when their guests are coming so that they will know how to prepare. Booking early also allows you to get exactly the hotel you want, instead of trying to come up with something at the last minute. Booking around four weeks in advance is what is recommended in this article I’m reading. But it is never too early to start thinking about what you and your family would like to do. If you have any questions, please let me know.

Getting the best hotel rooms

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I hope that everyone had a nice weekend. Mine was quiet, but nice.. I wasn’t able to do anything with friends really, but took some time to do some fun reading. I’m taking less and less time to do that during the week, trying to keep my nose to the grindstone. There is always something that can be done. But anyway..

This is a travel blog where we cover a lot of different aspects of travel. Today we are going to discuss how to get the best hotel room.

  • The first thing you are going to want to look at is to see if there are any new properties in the area where you want to stay. New properties are always looking for reviews, and are, more than likely, going to be willing to give you good rates or extra amenities.
  • Another thing is, hire a travel agent. Travel agents are well connected and will be able to help you to find exactly what you are looking for. Tell me exactly what you are looking for and I can help you find it.. Best of all, the hotel pays me, but you do not.
  • If you can, try to plan your trip during the off season. And the off season is pretty much January through May, and then September and October. Hotels love guests when things are slow. You might be able to swing a discount and will also likely have a higher quality of service as well.

I would love to know any suggestions you might have. Please post them here in comments.

Plan a cruise night

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I’ll be honest, I would love to start doing some cruise nights with different groups. For me, because of my disability, it would be way easier for me to do a virtual cruise night. That means a cruiseline representative and I would do the presentation itself over the internet.

The first thing that you are going to need to do is to decide on a group of friends you want to ask to join you on your cruise. This could be a church group, or home group. It could be a book club. Maybe you have a group of friends from work you’d want to take.. Sometimes a book club or something like that will have a specific theme they’d like to do. If your group has a theme, please let me know.

I have a number of ways I can help you decide on which cruise is right for you and your group. I have read a lot about cruises and can ask you all the right questions. Anything I don’t know I can ask my fellow travel agents. I’ll be more than happy to communicate with you via e-mail. And my e-mail is sarah@familytripsinc1.com

Of course, some groups meet on a consistent basis, if your group does, it might be easiest to do your cruise night when you would normally meet. And you’ll know what your group likes as far as refreshments.. You will want to do some decorating. It can be as simple as getting some posters of the places that you will want to go..

The cruiseline representative and I will send you flyers to put out.. At the end of the night, have everyone interested in going on this cruise give you their e-mail addresses, and I can take it from there. Please let me know if you are interested.

When should you travel for Labor Day?

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A lot of people are going to be traveling for Labor Day weekend. In case you don’t know, that is two weekends from. Do you have your travel plans in place? Do you want help making any reservations? If you do, please let me know. I would love to help you plan something.

But getting back to the main point of this post, there will be all kinds of people out on the highways. The airports are also going to be overcrowded. Traveling Wednesday or Thursday of that week will make things less hectic for those that can do that. But no matter when you travel, here are some ideas that might help.

  • If you are flying, try to get to the airport as quickly as possible. It’s less stressful on everyone if you have plenty of time to check in, and do all the pre-flight stuff.
  • If you have children, please make sure to have plenty of snacks and things that they enjoy doing.. And even for adults in your group, long rides, no matter the vehicle, can get boring. And there is no real reason to be bored, there are games you can take along. Sometimes my family even made up games on the road.
  • Play nice.. Whether you’re on the road, in your own car, with your own family, or traveling with a lot of people you don’t know, most people don’t like the traveling, they just want to get where they are going. Do your best to smile at everyone. Let other people go before you.