Do you have a bucket list of things that you would like to do? Do you have one for places you want to go? Let’s look at some more places you might want to put on on that list today.
Have you ever dreamed of going to Greece? If you have, you might want to consider going to Santorini. For starters, this is an absolutely beautiful place. You will probably wonder if you have stepped the back in time because of how ancient this place looks. And you should also be able to find some great food..
Have you considered going to Croatia? I hear this is another beautiful place. If this sounds interesting to you, you might to start planning your trip to Dubrovnik. You will find a lot of history here. This is was also a great place to go hiking. Or explore some of their beautiful islands.
The Maldives is another beautiful island destination. This is one of the lowest lying countries, being very close to sea level. This is a wonderful place to do all of the water sports. You are likely to see a lot of neat sea animals here.
Yesterday did not not go as I thought it would. Let’s get back to our discussion about some exotic destinations that you might want to explore sometime in the future. You may be ready to travel any time now. Other people may want to wait a little longer. Either way, here are some places you might want to start dreaming about.
A lot of people want to go to Thailand. This is another long flight, but it is an absolutely beautiful place. Everyone thinks of Bangkok when they think of Thailand, after all, it is the capital. But you might want to try Chiang Mai, because it is so much more relaxed and peaceful. The weather also tends to be nicer. But you are going to find just as much history and culture here as you would in Bangkok. And good food is to be had anywhere you might go in Thailand.
South Africa is a hot destination these days. Do you and your family want to see lions and tigers and other wildlife up close and personal? There are a lot of animals that you are going to be able to see here. And this include penguins though you might not think of those.
Sometimes I know exactly what I want to talk about on this, other times I have no idea what I want to do, and it takes me a while to figure it out. Today has been the latter. But I think I have figured it out.
The world is under quarantine. No one knows when it will really end, or if things will ever truly get back to the way it used to be. No one is quite sure what travel is going to look like in the future. But today we are going to look at some places you might want to go.
I love being warm. I love having warm things on my body, it just always feels good to me. But I know other people who would prefer to be cold. If you are one who likes the cold, consider going to the Lofoten Islands which are in Norway. These islands were once one of Norway’s best kept secrets, but word has gotten out. You should try to go fishing if you decide to visit this place. And stay in one of their cozy fishing cabins.
Do you and your family just love floating around? You should go to the Dead Sea. You will float like a work in this place. The sea has all kinds of salt and other minerals that are good for you. This is kind of in between Israel and Jordan.
Iceland is another relatively new destination to be discovered. It is now on many people’s bucket lists. They are known for their black sand beaches, waterfalls, glaciers and volcanic mountains. This is a great place to go horseback riding, mountain biking, sea kayaking or surfing. Or you might want to go to Bali. It is a long haul flight to be sure, but once you are there it is paradise. Are you and your husband looking for a romantic getaway? This would be a great destination for you. Are you looking for some great beaches? Or are you wanting to see some great wildlife? Bali has all of this and more.
I need to be honest with you guys about something. I’m saying these places we are looking at yesterday and today are affordable.. I’m taking my information to write this from the Travel + Leisure website, and I am not totally sure how inexpensive these places actually are. I think a lot of it depends on where you decide to stay, and your idea of inexpensive. Anyway, let’s look at some more destinations.
I do have say that I think you can do Las Vegas fairly inexpensively. At least I know that in the past a lot of hotels and restaurants were subsidized by the gambling that is done there. You don’t have to gamble to have fun in Vegas. There is always a lot going on on The Strip as they call it, and I think that most of it is fairly family friendly. They also have some lovely parks.
Are you wanting to go somewhere that pretty much has beautiful weather all winter long? You should try Key West, Florida. They have a pretty highway you can drive and look at the ocean. The city itself also has some beautiful beaches.
Those travelers who live out west and are looking to escape to somewhere warm might want to try Phoenix, Arizona. Maybe you want to explore the desert out there. Or you might want to learn more about Native American culture.
Have you ever been to Gatlinburg, Tennessee? I have, and it’s an absolutely beautiful place. In winter, this is another great place to ski. But you will find those dinner theater shows, some great shopping, and a lot of other fun things you and your family can do together.
And last but not least we are going to look at Lake Tahoe, which is kind of split between California and Nevada. This is another great place to go skiing. Don’t like skiing? You might want to drive around and look at all of the beautiful scenery.
Okay, let’s face it, COVID-19 has hit more than just our health. For many of us, this whole thing has hit our pocketbooks, and for some of us it has hit us hard. Today let’s look at some less expensive destinations that you might be interested in.
We are going to start by looking at Breckenridge, Colorado. This is a ski destination. They have almost 190 different ski trails for you and your family to enjoy together. They also have a great downtown for you to explore.. And they also have a coaster you can ride.
Next we are going to look at another ski destination, Park City, Utah. This is a place that has something for everyone. They have some nice shopping for was those that have no interest in skiing. Have you decided that you do want to learn to ski? This is a great place to do that. And they have some great resorts that you can stay in as well.
Have you ever been to Jackson Hole, Wyoming? This is yet another place that you can ski if you would like to. But it is also a great place to enjoy wildlife. And here you are just about ninety minutes from Yellowstone National Park. Just remember to be careful with those picnic baskets. No, wait, I’m thinking of Jellystone which isn’t a real place.
Or do you want to get away to somewhere warm? You might want to try Miami, Florida. They have dark nice places you can walk around in. And of course, they also have some very nice beaches for you to enjoy together.
Or you may want to try San Diego, California. They too have some beautiful beaches, though it may be too cold to swim. They have a wonderful zoo and some great shopping as well.
It is Saturday, and I am more than ready to be finished with what I need to do for today. Let’s get back to our look at the Carnival Breeze and all that that it has to offer.
Yesterday we ended by saying that Carnival has a lot of free dining options for its guests. They also have some great restaurants where you do have to pay something. But you will want to put these in your cruise budget for sure. The Chef’s Table sounds perfect for a small group of good friends. Here you will be eating handpicked selections from the ship’s executive chef. Looking for something the whole family will love? Try going to breakfast with Dr. Seuss.
Looking for fun? Carnival has got you covered. They are going to have special things planned for you each day. Be sure to check out the schedule. They have two pools. Okay, so a lot of cruise ships have more than twelve pools. But do they have a waterpark onboard?
They are going to have a nice spa where you can enjoy massages. They also have great kids’ clubs where you can send your children.
Do you want to take a cruise? Maybe cruising is something you want to start in 2021? Cruising is actually a great way for families vacation together. Your lodging will be covered, as will at least most of your food and drink. And most cruises these days are going to give you a ton of options when it comes to what you can do on their ship.
Today we are going to take a look specifically at the Carnival Breeze. The first thing you need to know is that this ship is part of the Dream class of ships that Carnival has. And this class is going to have some outdoor dining, water park features, and hot tubs on the promenade. Ooh, this sounds fancy, doesn’t it?
This ship is not huge, especially not by today’s standards. This is actually a mid-sized ship. It has fifteen decks and can hold 3700 guests at a time. And many people find that they enjoy the middle sized ships most, because they are large enough to hold all of the amenities and everything you could want without being overwhelmingly huge.
You are going to need a bedroom to sleep in. Are you going to spend a lot of time in there? Probably not. The one exception to that might be honeymooners. But most people are going to find way too much to do to be in their rooms except to sleep and get dressed. They are saying that the inside rooms are pretty spacious. They also have nice suites.
And of course, you are also going to have to eat on your cruise. Have to eat? That is a strange way to put it. Anyway, you will not have to pay anything more to eat in the main dining rooms, and there is a wide variety of cuisine. You will also have access to 24/7 pizza, a hamburger place, and several other options as well..
I have a whole lot that I would like to get done today. I am still trying to figure out some kind of a job I can do. Obviously, I love writing. Finding were work that actually pays and that I could do while still keeping up with both of my blogs and everything would be a dream come true. But anyway, let’s look at some more hotels.
The first hotel we are going to look at today is called Hotel Du Pont, and it is in Delaware. This is a hotel that has hosted royalty. So from knowing that, you can also guess that this is a beautiful place which specializes in luxury. They have renovated it, so it now has every modern convenience.
If you are looking for history, you might want to go to our country’s no oldest city which is, of course, St. Augustine, Florida. And the hotel we are going to look at here is called Casa Monica Resort. There are many beautiful, old buildings here in this city making it a wonderful place to explore. You will also find many nice museums, shops and restaurants.
And in Georgia, we are going to look at the Candler Hotel. Once home to a bank and several other businesses, this is now a boutique hotel which is pretty close to many of Atlanta’s attractions.
The Royal Hawaiian is, of course, in Hawaii, and is also known for hosting royalty and stars. The hotel has been opened for business for over a century.
Riverside Hot Springs Inn is in Lava Hot springs, Idaho. This is another hotel that was built around the mineral springs that are in the area, and was first known as a health Retreat. Today it welcomes guests who are sixteen and older.
I’m enjoying looking at these hotels. I hope that you are finding it interesting as well.
The first hotel that we are going to look at today is called The Crescent Hotel which is in Arkansas. This place has gone through several changes over the years. It started out as a luxurious hotel that had several of the latest inventions. It became a women’s college, then some kind of clinic, though it doesn’t seem like the clinic was quite reputable. And then it was turned once more into a very nice hotel.
And now we are going to look at the Hotel Whitcomb, and this is in California, specifically San Francisco. This was a hotel that was going to stand the test of time, in spite of the earthquakes that California has all of the time. This sounds like an absolutely beautiful hotel with lots of glass and marble. This is now a very luxurious hotel.
We are also going to look at not Hotel California, but Hotel Colorado. It’s famous for its hot springs. This used to be a place for those who had some kind of illness, such as arthritis. Today it is a great destination for families.
Connecticut has a very interesting hotel called Winvain Farm. This place started in the 1940’s, and is still privately owned and operated. You will find a lot of cottages here, but their cottages are different. For example, one of their cottages is an old helicopter, another is a treehouse a.
I’m sorry that things have been so crazy lately. I think things are going to be normal, until Thanksgiving anyway.. Today is Election Day here in the States. Today let’s look at some interesting hotels around our great country.
In Alabama, the Four Diamond Elyton Hotel is interesting. It was built in 1909, so it is over one hundred years old. I can’t help but think of how much history this place has seen, especially in regards to the Civil Rights Movement. They have redone everything, you will experience historic beauty and modern luncheon all in one. You will also be close to some nice restaurants, shops and places of historic importance.
Does someone in your family dream of going to Alaska? Did you know that there is a place called Hotel Captain Cook? It is in the heart of downtown Anchorage. Here you will be able to step back in time and take a look at history, especially naval history.
Or maybe your family is into Indian culture? You might want to go to the Wigwam Resort which is in Arizona, near Scottsdale. They have been in business for ninety years. They have upgraded the place, and have many little private condos you can enjoy.