Montego Bay

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My family used to love listening to oldies when we were all on the road together. Now we listen to more country, or my personal favorite is to listen to books or teachings, but enough about that.. I have always enjoyed listening to the Beach Boys, they have nice voices, and their lyrics are pretty clean.. But how much does anyone know about Montego Bay? Today we are going to learn some more.

The first thing we need to know is that Montego Bay is in Jamaica. It is the capital of the Parish St James which is in the North. This is a port of call for many cruise ships, and is just an amazingly beautiful beach to relax on.

Those that love history are going to enjoy the old fort that is there. There is also an excellent craft bizarre that is there, where you will see a lot of crafts that the locals make. You are going to be able to pick up a lot of nice souvenirs here.

And of course, there are the usual beach activities. That’s true whether you’re just looking to lay out and read, whether you want to swim, or maybe your family enjoys snorkeling. There is also an amusement park your family can enjoy together.

I would love to know any questions you have about this place. Please let e know.

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Stay healthy while traveling

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Staying healthy is becoming more and more important to a lot of Americans. Some people want to take a break from worrying about health stuff when they go on vacations, but others does not. And personally, I can see both sides of this issue. I like to have treats of junk food when I’m on vacation, well actually I like treats pretty much any time… But if people travel a lot, you can’t ignore your health. Today we are going to discuss some things you can do to maintain your health while travel.

First, there are different kinds of travel insurance. When you are traveling outside of our country, make sure that you are covered, especially for the catastrophes of life.

If you’re on an exercise plan, try to stay with it, at least in some fashion, while you are traveling. Playing with your kids in the pools can be great aerobics. There are all kinds of adventure trips you can take where you will be doing a lot of activities. You can choose how strenuous you want it.

Resorts and cruises are always talking about how they have healthy alternatives. I know a lot of people are concerned about gluten these days, and that is something I see a lot of vacation spots talking about. And this is something I can actually help you with, because I can help you figure out exactly what you want in a hotel or whatever, and I can help you negotiate with the different places you are staying. Please let me know your thoughts.

Looking for end of summer deals?

If some of the things I’ve been sharing lately are starting to make you think that you really do need to take a vacation, here are some ideas for hotels you might want to check out.

 

When I said deals, I wasn’t necessarily talking about twenty bucks a night, or anything close to that. This first hotel we are going to look at it will cost you about . This hotel is in Boston and is called The Taj Boston. This hotel is going to give you a lot of nice amenities. But one of the nicest things about this hotel is that it’s in the middle of everything you will want to see.

 

If you have always dreamed of getting out to Vegas, you might want to try out The Venetian. You are going to get a room for around two hundred dollars. That actually sounds high to me, a lot of Vegas is subsidize d by the gambling out there. But The Venetian is a really nice resort, and it’s a place you can go and have plenty to do without leaving the property. Yes, there is a casino right there. You will also find great pools and a lot of places to eat.

 

out Belize. This is a place you are likely to find a good deal on air. The article I’m reading says that you can get a room for well under $200 at the Ka’ana resort which is in Ignacio. But of course they also have rooms that cost a lot more than that if you would like. They have a wide variety of amenities. I would love to know your thoughts about any of these places.

 

 

What cruiselines need to do to get millennials on board

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Sometimes it amazes me how much better, more enrgetic and ready to work, I feel on Monday mornings. And I feel even more that way when I’ve gotten to do something fun with friends.. But enough of my silly musings.

Some people tend to think of cruising as something that older people enjoy more than other age groups. But cruiselines are trying to change that thinking and appeal to every generation.. Some of the things I am going to talk about are things being worked on, and other things they need to step it up on.

  • First, a lot of people consider fast internet access something that is to be expected everything you turn. A lot of hotels offer free internet… Okay, I know it would take some more work to figure everything out, but cruiselines should be working towards the same if they want to attract future generations. Most cruiselines are still offering “free internet minutes”, it’s like they’re still in the dark ages or something.
  • People hate to be cramped in the bathroom. Some master suites have bathrooms as large as the bedrooms these days. Most cruiselines are working on making bigger bathrooms for our guests .
  • Having a place to plug in a lamp is nice. But we need a place to plug in our devices when they need to charge. For me, as a disabled person, this is something of a necessity. I have a communication device I need to keep charged, a communication device which is also my computer which is how I do most everything.
  • And please give us a place where we can get nice coffees except throughout the day.  We also want more choices in what we eat. And I do see a lot of cruiselines working on that.

I would love to know your thoughts on this.

Busy, busy

I’m not sure if my sister reads this blog, but if she does she’ll probably laughing because my title is a name of a song I did not like.. I’ve never cried much at movies, bu songs can make me cry easily. My ssiblings, some worse than others, have played songs that are known to make me cry just for that sick pleasure. Anyway, that was just a side nnote.

I’ve been throwing myself back into work. I know I want to start writing articles and sending those out to magazines. I may be going about that the wrong way. I’ve written some articles, but can’t find a place for them. I may need to study some magazines and then write.. I also want to get my main message of how and why I want to reconnect through travel. I’ve started putting ideas for that down today. I want to get that out on all kinds of blogs and hopefully in some magazines as well. And then I’m reading a book on online quizzes, and I want to try that..

Writing is taking a backseat. I’ve been writing some fiction each day. But I don’t know where I am going with any of it. It’s really more of a hobby than anything.

No, no, you’re doing it wrong

I know I’ve said this before, and I’m likely to say it again, but Americans do vacations all wrong. Most Americans do not take all the vacation time that they ae given. And when they do take vacation time, it is used to do necessary things like errands.. Here are some ways we are currently using vacation time.

  • A lot of us are taking vacation days just to sleep. There is nothing wrong with sleep. All of us need to sleep, and sometimes we do need to take a day to catch on rest. I’m not going to say you’re wrong to take a day off to sleep. But hopefully you don’t need all your vacation time to sleep.
  • A lot of us are taking vacation time to cross off more items off their to do list. Errands are a necessary part of everyone’s life. And when you work nine to five, and the people you need to see are just opened those hours, it can be hard to get anything done without taking time off of work.

I guess the thing to me is that I feel like everyone needs to spend some of that vacation time enjoying being with the people that they love. Everyone needs times where all they do is to enjoy themselves and their loved ones. We can’t just go through life, always just doing the next thing that has to be done. It is good to relax and enjoy yourself.

If you didn’t take a vacation this past summer, I would love to know why. Were you too busy? Was there not enough money? Did you just want to avoid crowds? I’m really just curious.

Business thinking

Today’s post is going to be a little different. I’m balancing a lot of other things these days and want to get this done so that I can get to some other things.

As travel agents, we are told to specialize, specialize, specialize. I know this is true for most businesses, but if you set out trying to reach everyone, you are going to reach no one at all. That might be part of my problem right there. But I’ve decided to focus on working with woman who own their own businesses who are also trying to raise families too.

I love working on my business, I’m working on things Mondays through Saturday each week. Because I’m not really working with clients yet, I work whenever I feel like it. I don’t feel like I have to be checking e-mail every time I turn around. But I really do want this business to take off and grow. I do want to get to the place where I am actually families reconnect through travel.

To that end, I want to get some articles about travel into magazines, either online or in print. I want to get my story written out, and hopefully get that on a lot of blogs, and maybe some magazines as well. And I’m also going to be working on a quiz I hope to get a lot of people to take.. Hearing back from people is vital for anyone to succeed.

Theaters on cruise ships

Maybe it’s partly because I’ve had a nice break. Or maybe it’s because everyone is starting school and getting back into regular life. It may also to do with the fact that I’ve gotten a couple of business ideas that have really inspired me.. I have several pretty  big business ideas that I want to try to put into place. I’m working a good bit, but am truly enjoying everything I’m doing. So let’s get started.

I think movies is one of my favorite ways to relax. Even while I’m on vacation doing no work but doing fun things like swimming and going out on the boat, and doing lots of visiting; my body will often remind that at I’ve got to slow down and get some physical rest. And my favorite way to do that is to watch a movie.. So if you’re like me and truly relax best to a movie, here are some cruiselines that are going to have great theaters.

It is no surprise to me that Disney cruise ships have excellent theaters. They are going to play a lot of Disney classics as well as the newest release. So it sounds like a great way for the whole family to spend an afternoon or evening together.

Cunard has a very unique theater. It actually is a huge dome that doubles as a planetarium. They do not say anything about what type of movies or shows they play here.

I would love to know your thoughts about this.

Holiday cruising

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Part of me does not even want to think about the holiday season. I feel like I have just gotten back from three weeks of vacation. I loved that time, but I’m ready to get back into work for a while.

But if you’d like to do a cruise for your holiday extravaganza, now is the time to start planning that adventure. If you are interested in this, you might want to look into what Royal Caribbean has to offer. First, Royal Caribbean’s celebration is going to last the whole month of December, so if you want to do this cruise and still have a more traditional celebration with your family during the actual holidays, that is an option. Another option would be to take your whole family with you on a holiday cruise. I would be more than happy to help you arrange that if you’d like.

And so, on all holiday departures, you and your children are likely to run into Santa and his elves. Don’t ask me how they do that with all they have going in December. But anyway, there will be a parade on each departure. You will also have opportunity for photos with Santa. The ships will all be decorated with all the Christmas decorations.

Something I find exciting is that Royal Caribbean to understand that Christmas is not just about the silly things like gifts and Santa. All the itineraries will also include times of worship whether you are Catholic,protestant, or Jewish.

There will be lots of holidays traditions for the little ones to enjoy. There will classic holiday movies to watch. They will also be doing holiday themed arts and crafts and scavenger hunts. Please let me know if you would be interested in something like this.

Budget ideas

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My family has always stressed the importance of living on a budget, living within your means. If you want something you can’t afford, don’t go and borrow money save, save up for what you want. Working towards your goals makes reaching them that much sweeter.

And that may be especially true when it comes to travel. There are some awesome experiences out there just waiting tried. And with some of the more luxurious experiences, most of us are going to have to do some careful planning in order to enjoy a vacation like this. I am going to give you a few ideas of ways you might be able to save

  • First, you might want to open up a savings account that is specifically for your travel expenses. This is going to help you stick with the idea that this money is only for upcoming trips.
  • If you aren’t on a budget already, consider creating one. You are going to have certain payments that are going to stay the same each month, and certain things that are going to flocculate each month.. Do you eat out each day for lunch? How much do you spend on entertainment, on things like going to the movies, renting movies, going out to eat with friends? All these type of things are called discretionary spending, and only you will know what’s right for you and your family.

Can you think of other ways you might save money? Write and let me know.