You do not want to wear your purse on one shoulder when you are traveling. Wear it across your body.. The world is full of pickpockets. Please be careful.

When you book your hotel room, you will probably want to ask for the highest floor that you can get on. This is likely where you will get the least noisy. You will also have great views.

You are probably more likely to burn in other parts of the world. Wear your sunscreen.

I am sure I have said this before, and will say it again, but if you can you want to travel when everyone else does. You are going to find fewer crowds. You are also going to be paying less…

You don’t want to go during the holidays or in the summer. You do not want to bring brand new shoes. You are going to be doing a lot of walking while you are traveling. You do not want to be worrying about blisters. You do not have to learn their language.

Almost everywhere has people that will know English. However, learning a few phrases is polite.

unless things turn out differently than I think they will, I am going to take Monday and Tuesday off, I will see about Wednesday. September is just going to be crazy for us.

Things are going to go wrong. That is true in everyday life. And it is also true when you travel your flight is going to be late. Your hotel is going to mess up your reservations. You are going to mess things up. Learn from them. Laugh at them.

You are going to want to bring your earplugs. You never know when you might need them.

Travel tips

Today we are going to take a look at some general travel tips. And the first one is, go somewhere new each year. I would change that to, go somewhere at least once a year. When we were growing up, we may not have gone very many different places, but we went to these places often. We were going to see family and friends, which is still my favorite kind of travel..

I feel like I’m always saying this, but you need to bring everything you have to have in your carry on. Bring a change of clothes and your toothbrush. Bring any medicine that you have to have.

Go and meet the people of the country you are visiting. You’ll be surprised at how much you can communicate without using words.

You want to eat the street foods. Look for the trucks that have lines. Stay away from those stands that no one hanging around them.

Carnival Radiance

I lost internet for three days. Sorry about that. I did a lot of reading and not much else. I’m glad to be back.. My brother is getting married September seventeenth. I am going to take the week before and a little of the next week off.

When you go on a cruise, you want to know what is already covered and what you will still need to pay for. And this is a real question. Some cruises are going to cover all of these things. A good rule of thumb is, the more you’ll pay up front, the less you’ll pay once you’re on board. When you are on the Carnival Radiance, you are going to pay your own tips. You are going to pay when you go to specialty restaurants. You will also pay for your soft drinks and adult beverages. You will pay for fitness classes and spa treatments. Going to shop in their stores, or go on shore excursions? You’ll pay.

Carnival Radiance has a wide variety of staterooms that you can choose from. I always say that unless you are on a romantic getaway, you’re going to be in your room to sleep and to change and that’s about it. Personally, I don’t see why most people would want to pay for anything more than an interior stateroom. However, the higher-level staterooms are also going to have higher levels of service, so that’s something you’ll want to consider.

When you go on a cruise on this ship, this says that you are going to get access to restaurants. I think that means you’ll eat at most places at no charge, but you’ll want to check on that. You will get to enjoy all of the ship’s outdoor activities. They also have a lot of indoor activities for you and your family.

Carnival Radiance

I think we are going to take a look at Carnival’s Radiance today. You should know that this ship was once the Carnival Victory, and it was built in 2000.

But the ship has recently been refurbished and renamed. You might want to know that its home is now Long Beach, California. This ship can hold almost 3000 guests.

So what did Carnival change on this ship? Well, the biggest thing was to add more eateries and entertainment venues. They have also added the SportSquare entertainment complex, and that includes a ropes course, and their waterpark.

Have you and your family been wanting to go to Portland, Oregon? Consider going to Hotel deLuxe. It has been a hotel for a hundred years. It started out as Hotel Mallory in 1912, and it was a luxury hotel. They now call it a glamourous place.

The Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade is an homage to a bygone era. The Arcade Cleveland opened as the first shopping center in America in 1890. It was modeled after something in Milan. And then this Arcade underwent a remodel in 2001. The hotel itself is pretty modern with all of the amenities, but you will be surrounded by history.

You are going to find lots of history in Charleston, South Carolina. You might want take a vacation and visit The Spectator Hotel. This is in the city’s historic district. And you are going to feel like you’ve stepped back in time with personalized butler service, a bar and lounge that is prohibition style, and complimentary bicycles.

Do you want to get to Cleveland and explore some of their history? Did you know they built the first in door shopping center in 1890. It is called The Arcade, and it was modeled after something in Milan. Anyway, the hotel is called Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade the hotel itself is pretty modern, but the area is steeped in history.

More hotels

We are going to take a look at some older hotels.

The first one we are going to take a look at today is The old No. 77. This is in New Orleans which is a great city to explore and also has some great food. The hotel was once a coffee warehouse. Today it kind of combines modern design with an atmosphere of the past.

The Ivy Hotel is in Baltimore. Here you will find leaded windows, carved wainscoting, and green marble.. All of these features have been carefully restored.

Do you like unique hotels? You should check out the Hacienda Xcannatun. This is an old hacienda. I didn’t know what a hacienda was so I looked it up. It sounds like a hacienda is like a plantation. This is in Mexico. It has just eighteen suites.