And more places you should consider


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  • I’m sure when most people think of New Orleans, they think of Mardis Gras which is a couple of months away. But actually, Christmas is another great time to go to this fair city. They have many unique traditions like bonfires on the levee. You will also enjoy their food and drink.
  • Kennebunkport, Maine might have the best party around. This includes a fantastic Christmas tree lighting, caroling, and a holiday hat parade. And Santa arrives by lobster boat.
  • Baltimore has a Christmas village that locals and tourists alike are coming to love. You will feel like you are in Germany here. They also have a great ice skating rink.

More cities to consider

I think this might be obvious but we’re looking at the most Christmasy city in each of our fifty states. We will see if I make through all fifty.

  • I had to read this a couple of times, but apparently Iowa has a town called Wyoming  They set up what they call a “Christmas city ” in their town. They have done this for ninety years.
  • Do you want to go where they have lots going on? You will want to get to Wichita, Kansas. There will be concerts, performances of the Nutcracker, and festive showings of movies.
  • Another city that has a lot going on during this time of year is Louisville, Kentucky. You could go to a musical performance of Elf. They will have underground lights. Stop by Paristown to see their new Christmas village


And even more places you should go for Christmas

I know that a lot of you may already have your plans for this Christmas all set up. But there is always next year to think about. Let’s look at some more interesting places.

  • Sometimes you do not want to do the same old traditional thing for Christmas You want to do something different, something you’ll remember for the rest of your life. If this sounds like you, you may want to consider going to Honolulu. Santa arrives in a canoe for one thing. You will also want to take part in their scavenger hunt.
  • Boise, Idaho does it up for Christmas. Each year they bring “Christmas in the city” to their downtown. They will have a winter market here. They will also have holiday concerts and even have a performance of the Nutcracker.
  • There is a lot of fun, Christmasy things to do in Chicago. For starters, I hear that they have an excellent Christmas market. You will also be able to go Christmas caroling. They will also have ice skating and lots of lights.
  • Indiana actually has a town named Santa Claus, but it is much more than just name. The town has a three week celebration. Children can write Santa a letter. They will also have lots of lights and a candlelight walk.

More places you should go for Christmas

We are going to look at some more places you should go for Christmas.

  • In Delaware, you will want to go to Lewes. They have an an excellent parade, though this doesn’t quite say when it is. outside the city is where the fun really is. Here you will find a Christmas village There is also an ice skating rink.
  • Now where do you think I would to send you if you wanted to have Christmas in Florida? With the mouse, of course. Disney always guarantees you a grand time. You will be able to explore different holiday traditions from around the world at Epcot. They will also have their share of Christmas parties.
  • If you live in Georgia and don’t want to go too far away, you may want to look into the town of Helen. You are most like to get snow if you are up in the mountains. You will find a nice Christmas market here.

Where you should go for Christmas

I think I should have a couple of normal weeks coming up, but we shall see what happens.

Today we are going to return to the discussion on where you should go for Christmas.

  • It looks like Hot Springs, Arkansas has this country’s first resort. Not only is it the first American resort, they are going to light it up for Christmas. They will also have a parade.
  • I know that to a lot of people want to go to Europe for Christmas, but that can get down right expensive. Your next best bet would be to go to Solvang, California. Here you can experience a Danish Christmas. Enjoy their nativity plays and lots of good food.
  • Go anywhere in Colorado, and you are likely to have a white Christmas. But going to Georgetown will also enable you to  enjoy their Christmas markets. They are celebrating their sixtieth year of doing this.
  • Mystic, Connecticut will also be celebrating a big anniversary this year. It will be their fortieth. They will be celebrating with a traveling play and will take you back to the time of Dickens.

More cheap air fares

We are going to look at some more places that will be pretty inexpensive to fly to in 2020.

  • Surely you’ve heard of a movie called Casablanca? If you would like to visit the place where it is set, you should try to go in 2020. They are going to have some good prices on air fare.
  • Do you love wildlife, but still feel unsure of going to Africa? You might want to go to Alaska . Delta and Alaska Airlines are always fighting over who will have the better deals. And that is always good for us consumers.
  • London is somewhere a lot of us would like to go to. And since England and the States are on good terms, they make it easy to go back and forth.

Cheap flights for 2020

Yeah, I decided at the last minute to take the whole week off last week. Monday I was not feeling like working, and I knew that our holiday festivities were starting on Tuesday. And this week I’m not sure what all is going to happen. I am going to try my best to work, but we will see what happens.

A lot of things are fairly flexible when it comes to how much you spend on your travel. You can decide on how nice a hotel you stay in, and choose what you do or where you eat. But the one thing you don’t get as much choice on is your air fare. Today we are going to look at some places where you are going to get a good deal on the flights.

  • It looks like that if you can get to either Los Angeles or Miami, you will be able to get to Buenes Aires pretty cheaply. In Argentina you are going to find great food and great entertainment.
  • Or who wouldn’t want to go to Japan? Talk about popular food And aren’t you interested in seeing where most of our electronics come from? They are going to make cheap air available for most Americans, right in time for the Olympics.
  • You might be surprised by what a popular place Africa is becoming. And yes with its growing popularity, comfortable lodging is getting easier to find. Those who love big animals will love to know that you can find cheap flights to Nairobe.
  • Have you ever dreamed of going to Hawaii? 2020 might be your year. It will be relatively low inexpensive to fly to the state known as paradise this coming year. And you will find something to do for everyone.

Some more great hotels

I thought I was going to get to work some on Saturday, but it didn’t work out. And I’m not sure what I am going to do work wise next week. I know I am going to take off some, but not sure how much.

But anyway, let’s get back to our discussion about hotels.

  • There are a lot of great hotels around Scottsdale, Arizona, but the one we are to look at today is called The Phoenician. If you are looking for elegance this is the place. From Italian marble bathrooms to their own golf course and nicer tennis courts to an excellent spa, you will find something for everyone here.
  • If you are looking for something especially family friendly, you will want to try Mountain Top Resort and spa, which is in Arkansas. This place has individual cabins, and encourages you to get out and enjoy enjoy nature with their hiking or biking trails. They will also have some nice pools for you to enjoy as a family.
  • Do you know you want a five star in an amazing place? You will want to check out The The Peninsula in Beverly Hills. You will choose between a room, a suite or a villa. And you can get high tea here.

Places you should go before you turn the big 40

I am pretty unsure about whether or not I am going to have internet access starting tomorrow. We will have to see how everything goes.

I apologize but I am going to get a little personal here. How old are you? If you are around thirty, this blog post is written specifically for you.

Bucket lists have been huge. And I know they are not as big as they once were, but they are still . If you are around thirty, here are some place you might want to put on your list.

  • Don’t you want to see the Taj Mahel? After all, it is one of the seven wonders of the world. Someone built this place to honor his favorite wife after she died giving birth to their fourteenth child. It is recommended to visit this place first thing in  the morning because sunrise makes this place spectacular.
  • Have you ever visited the Grand Canyon? This is another beautiful place to get to at sunrise. You will want to take a day or more to explore, do some hiking/walking.
  • You might want to go to the Great Barrier Reef. This is in Queensland. Here you know will find all ks of sealife.

How to book a cruise #2

Let’s get back to our discussion on how to book a cruise?

Will I need to pay for the whole cruise when I book the cruise? 

No, you will not. You will need to make a deposit at the time of your booking to let them know that you are serious about the cruise. and typically you will need to make sure that your balance is paid one to three months before your cruise is to leave. Most of the time, deposit will be refundable, but sometimes it is not, so please read the fine print carefully. If you know you are going to want to pay in installments, booking with a travel agent is going to be your best bet.

What if something happens and I want to cancel or change my booking? 

Everyone knows that life happens. cruiselines allow you to cancel your reservations. Some will charge a service fee. However, you will want to keep in mind that you may well lose your perks if you change your original booking.


Do I need travel insurance to go on a cruise? 

No, it is up to you whether or not you you buy travel insurance. If someone is trying to say that it is required, they are wrong.