Great places to take a cruise

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We have been discussing all that Norwegian has to offer families. Today let’s look at some of the more popular cruise destinations. Now would be a great time to plan your summer vacation, as prices tend to go up as we get closer to the busiest travel season. Please let me know if you are interested.

  • If you are a nature lover, someone that loves botany, or someone that loves taking pictures of beautiful flowers, you will want to try to get to the Galapagos. Here you will also have opportunities to hike and snorkel.
  • The Artic is becoming a very popular place to cruise. Get up close and personal with the polar bears. Bird watching is another incredible experience here. If you would like to do something more accessible, go explore Alaska. You are going to be seeing pretty much the same things. And Alaska will make for a less arduous journey.
  • Cruising Africa? I’m always reading travel news, and I haven’t heard anything about this. Sure, I know people are enjoying Africa safaris, and some are going to do these big game hunts. Apparently, you are going to be doing both of these while on a cruise. This may be a safer, more luxurious way  to travel in  Africa.
  • Or is your family just looking for a nice beach vacation? Try Belize. This is an incredible place to dive. Not into water sports? You might want to try Biking through the rain forests. And besides Belize is near Norwegian’s private island is.
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St Lucia resort remodeling

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Once again I have to say thank you to everyone who has recently followed me. I love having followers and would love to hear more from you. I would also love it if you would allow me become your travel agent, and recommending me to your friends would be icing on the cake. My e-mail address is sarah@familytripsinc.com. That is the best way to get in contact with me. I also have a Facebook travel page at https://www.facebook.com/FamilyTripsInc. I try to post pictures and offers to that page pretty regularly. I would love to meet some more people to start working with on their trips.

Now let’s get on to some travel news. The resort known as The Body Holiday in St Lucia has decided to undergo major renovations. We’re talking like twenty million dollars worth. Their plan is to build around fifty additional rooms, they will also be upgrading their current room,adding some restaurants, and upgrading and adding to their other facilities. These renovations are supposed to be completed in late 2015.

The rooms are going to beequipped with noise cancellation, better lighting, better wi-fi. The bathrooms are going to be redone with free standing tubs. Ground-floor rooms will have direct access to the beach. This is what is known as a health and wellness resort so they are going to have all kinds of spa treatments. It looks like you get one free couples’ massage with your room. Please let me know if you are interested in something like this.

Celebrating grandparents day with Karisma

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It has been one of those mornings. I was kind of getting a late start anyway. And then I had problems with my internet. I think we’ve figured that out. And then I had problems figuring out what to write about.. Hopefully I am going to get on a better track now.

Everyone knows and celebrates Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. But how many of us really even aware that we have Grandparents Day in September? Karisma plans to celebrate grandparents all month long at their Generations Riviera Maya resort. Grandma and Grandpa can either go and stay free by themselves. Or they can choose to take their entire family and not have to pay for themselves.

For those families who ho choose to all go, you are going re going to be welcomed into a large suite that has an oceanview. It looks like you are going to get all your meals free at the resort. They have four restaurants you can choose from, and room service will also be available to you. You will also get all your beverages free whatever you choose to drink… Let me know if you are interested in something like this.

Travel resolutions, anyone?

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I had to go to an appointment about a new wheelchair this morning. And at lunch I heard that some of my siblings might be coming into town this weekend. So I’m trying to hurry and get me things done in case they come and we get busy doing things as a family.

Now, why am I writing on travel resolutions now instead of at the very beginning of the year? First, I saw an article today and think I can easily turn it into a blog post, or maybe more than one. Second, the dust of the holiday rush has probably settled by now, and people may be figuring out what their year is actually going to be like.

The first adventure the article suggests is an African Safari… I have some friends that have gone on a tour in Africa, and they said that it was absolutely amazing because you were up close with animals you only see in the zoo or on tv in America… The article says that a safari is good for any age or condition you might be in. Africa has a range of accommodations guests can stay in.

We are going to look at this more on Monday. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

Africa, part #3

I’m glad it’s Friday, even though I’m not sure if we’re doing anything fun this weekend. I have been working a lot this week, or at least feel like I have been. I’m ready to relax some.

 

Let’s go back to Africa for one more day… I am going to be honest, I have never liked camping.. Well, hanging out during the day is fine, especially when we’re with friends. But I have problems sleeping when I’m anywhere except a bed. I don’t like going places where there is no electricity.. Okay, okay, unless we are going to just hang out with family or friends, I don’t like going places where there is no internet.. However, I know other people like to do remote trips, and you can certainly do that in Africa. And one of the things you might see if you do a remote trip is see rhinoceroses. But these trips do require walking for up to three hours, so you will want to keep that in mind. You can also see deserts. I’m confused as to where you’d stay on one of these trips. I’m guessing it’s a combination of lodges and nicer hotels. You can decide what you want to do, these tours are pretty flexible. Even when you do what they call camping, you will have nice places to sleep. You will not be sleeping on the ground. Everyone helping you on these trips just wants to make you happy.

 

These people have a tour guide for every six people. You will be with these six people for your entire trip, so it is perfect for three couples of friends to go together. Getting friends to go with you will also save you money, because you will be sharing the cost of your trip.. When should you go? It pretty much doesn’t matter when you go, you are going to see animals… I am going to post this… We will be starting something new on Monday.

Africa, part #2

I first started Family Trips Inc this past September. And when I first started, mostly I was working through e-mail and listening to one train session each day. Then I started looking at marketing, my biggest step in that being when I started this blog. And for a while there, I was mostly doing this and working through e-mail. But I seem to keep adding things that I need to do each day, and most days I still thoroughly enjoy what I’m doing. I know I am blessed.

 

Okay, let’s get back to Africa.. If you do go to this exotic place, the tours I’m hearing about today are mostly all-inclusive tours though you are always free to customize anything you’d like, and one thing most people love is eating breakfast out in the Bush. People love it because you are out on this open plane, seeing all the beautiful sights, but you are still enjoying a gourmet breakfast. On most of these tours, you will be going to different villages, and getting to know the people of Africa. You will also get to take walk high above some of the forests, enjoying wonderful views. You might get to take a cooking class and get to learn how African dishes are made… You may even get to meet Timon from “Lion King”, or at least get to see some mere cats.

 

These tours do offer you excellent accommodations. You will also have some great dining experiences. You are also going to get a lot for your money since everything is included in your packages. You will be able to choose whether you want escorted tours or not. Something you should keep in mind is that there is a lot of driving on the guided tours, and what you will be riding on is not nice highways like we have in the US, these are rough roads that are pretty difficult on those that have back problems.

 

you are also going to get to see monkeys and gorillas.. I have a sister who absolutely would love to get a monkey for a pet… Well, that used to be her dream, now that she has my nephew who is almost like a monkey, I’m not sure if she still wants a monkey or not.. I am going to stop again.. Is anyone interested in going to Africa?

Africa Part #1

I’m the type of person who really likes doing what has to be done day to day first thing. I like knowing that whatever it is has been done, and then I can move on to other things. I got up early today, so let’s get started.

 

I’m listening in on a training on Africa today.. When I think of Africa, I think of a very poor land whose people struggle to survive. And I think about going to Africa, and I think anyone wanting to go there has to be doing missions of some kind. But Africa is a gorgeous land, and you can find luxury here, even at reasonable prices. Going to Africa is going to enable you to see a lot of wildlife : lions, zebras, elephants, rhinoceroses and water buffaloes are just a few of the animals you might see on a visit.

 

The people who are doing this training offer different tours for travelers. They do one in South Africa, another in Kenya and so on. You may be camping sometimes on these tours. Africa even has wine tours, I find that interesting. not only can you see animals, you can also get up close and personal with the people. You can visit some of these villages and see how these people live.

 

I think I am going to get back to this tomorrow, so I can move on to some other things for today. I would love to hear any questions you might have about Africa.