The birthday season is upon us. Do you know what you are doing, where you are going for the holidays? Today let’s start looking at some places you might want to go this time of year.
- Have you ever been to France for Christmas? You might want to try Monaco, France to celebrate the holidays. They have a hotel there called Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo. It looks like this is the place for you if you love chocolate, because they will have a lot to indulge your tastes. They also have some fun activities for kids.
- Is having a white Christmas one of your top priorities? Consider going to the Bavarian Alps in Germany. Schloss Elmau is one of the country’s top resorts, and they have some special things planned for Christmas. On the big day, enjoy live piano music. Later that evening, try some of their cocktails.
- If you are tired of our traditions, go to Peru and experience some of. You will want to go to the Country Club Lima, Peru. You will get to enjoy their tea which features some great pastries. Not a tea person? Try some of their delicious hot chocolate.
- Are you looking for a place a little closer to home? A lot of people absolutely love going to New York City the during the holiday season. Kimpton Muse Hotel is one of the hotels that is offering a special for the season. With the “Picture Perfect Holiday Offer”, you are going to get a shopping experience at Bloomingdale’s where you will have a shopping appointment and receive a gift. You will have a photographer to capture your special moments.
- Are you looking to celebrate with all the fun Christmas traditions? To do this, you will want to go to Dallas. Here you will find a nice replica of the North Pole. Go to school with the elves.. Make slime with the Grinch. You can even get close to the animals in the live nativity.
It has been something of a strange day, but I’m working now, so let me do this before I really start on other projects.
Those of us who are in the south may not believe it, but autumn and winter are truly on their way. Let’s look at some places you might want to go.
- It is definitely not too early to start planning a trip so that you can experience in New Orleans. I mean, you have to go and experience this at least once in your life. You are going to find that a lot of rooms are already booked, but some will not be.
- Have you figured out what you are going to be doing for New Year’s this coming year? I hear that Vegas is a great place to ring in the new year. Of course, when isn’t it a great time to party in this city?
- Of course, the place to be on New Year’s is New York City. Then again, any time during the holidays is a great time to visit the big city. There is so much to do in this place. You have great shopping. You have world-class plays. You also likely have snow.
- If you like snow, even if it is only to look at, you will want to try to get to Breckenridge, Colorado. This place has something for everyone, whether or not you like playing in the snow. It has some great boutique shopping. And it is home to several nice resorts.
- Are you more interested in going somewhere warm this winter? Try Miami. For sure you will find a lot of great night life here. There are beautiful beaches you can enjoy any time of the year.
“…And I’ll be doing whatever snow does in summer”. Sorry, just wanted to share the song that’s been running through my mind this morning.. Summer is one of the busiest times for travel. We’ve talked about the beach. We’ve talked about what to do with children while you’re traveling. we are going to do a little something different today.
When you think of New York City, you probably think of snow, ice skating, and huddling around hot chocolate. But there is a lot of neat things to do in the summer as well. Today let’s talk about some things you might want to do in New York City this summer.
- Everyone has heard of Wall Street. But hae you heard of Brookfield Place, the former financial district? They have now turned this place into an upscale shopping and dining place. It is now called Le District, and it is the place toibe if you want French food
- They do Shakespeare in the park in Central Park. There are eighteen thousand seats in the theater. And if I’m reading this right, this is a free event.
- There are also outdoor movies you can take part in. Apparently these events take place at various times throughout the city. Take a picnic and make an evening of it.
- You just think that there is no beach in New York City. Try Jacob Riis park. This is one of the more peaceful beaches in the area. You can get away from the hustle and bustle of city life here.
- Long Island City has what is called summer Summer Summer Nights. Tare outdoor concert. The events last from three until nine, so this sounds like a good place to hang out.
I would love to know your thoughts about any of this.
Cinco de Mayo celebrates an unlikely victory the Mexicans had over the French. But here in the United States, it is mostly just an excuse to party. But since the holiday falls on a Friday this year, you should take the whole weekend to party. And here are some places you might want to consider.
- San Antonio may be one of your top choices because they will have lots for you to do the entire weekend. The place that you will want to be is Market Square. They will have parades , music, all kinds of food, and let’s not forget face painting. This celebration will make you feel like you’re in Mexico itself.
- You might also want to try Los Angeles. This city tends to do nothing if it isn’t big, and this is no exception. Their big event was actually this past weekend, but there will still be plenty of fun things going on as well. They are going to have a pub crawl and wrestling. [Okay, sorry guys, this is not my normal subject material.]
- if you’re looking for a classier experience, you might want to try New York City. You will find some excellent restaurants, whether you’re looking for fine dining or just wanting to grab pizza or burgers. The Hudson Terrace is going to have their big party.
- Do you want to do something unique? Try sipping adult beverages at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. Explore all the wonderful sea life they have there.
As always, I would love to know your thoughts about any of this. Please let me know if I can help you book a trip.
Spring break is right around the corner. And then we are going to turn around and it will be summer. It is not too early to begin making your summer vacation plans. Resorts and places like that tend to fill up quickly during the lazy days of summer. Today let’s look at some places you might not want to miss the opportunity to book.
- The first hotel we are going to look at is called The Archer, and it is located in the heart of New York City. This is a boutique hotel which is about twenty-two stories tall. Surprise treats and excellent service await you at this hotel.
- The Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes is in the amusement park capitol of the city, Orlando, Florida. Experience farm to table dining. Enjoy their fabulous spa while your husband plays a round of golf. This place has plenty to keep both adults and children busy throughout their stay. And not leaving the resort might be your best option considering how busy summers are in this city.
- Are you hoping to mix some history in with your summer vacation? Why not go to Boston and stay at the Fairmont Copley Plaza. Be near Bunker Hill and Boston Public Library. Return to the opulent hotel for luxury and some fantastic dining.
- You may want to explore the beaches and culture of Miami. If so, be sure to book a stay at Loews Miami Beach. They have recently remodeled the hotel, and are basically going to have everything you’ll want right there. They’ll have some excellent dining, a beautiful pool, great decor, and let’s not forget some fantastic rooms to stay in.
I would love to know your thoughts about any of these, or any questions you might have.
Everyone knows about the huge celebration in Times Square.. That’s what a lot of people watch, isn’t it? But this city is too big for just one celebration. Today, let’s look at some other celebrations that are taking place around The Big Apple..
- Brooklyn will have its own fireworks display. This will not be as crowded as Times Square, but will still be pretty busy. Starting at eleven p.m. they will start serving hot chocolate and playing live music. The fireworks, of course, start at midnight.
- For those who would love to go back to the 1970’s, there is what is called a “videology bar and cinema”, I’m not exactly sure what that is. But you are going to be able to watch movies from that era, and you can also get your groove on.
- Is one of your New Year’s resolutions to get healthy? You might want to start by going on a bike ride. Starting at ten p.m. you can join many others on a bike ride that will start in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village and will end in Central Park.. There will be an after-party after your ride.
- Of course, there are also the more traditional New Year’s parties that take place around the city. Here I’m talking about parties where you have to dress up, and go to a nicer restaurant or club. Pick out your favorite spot and see what they’re doing this Saturday.. And of course, this doesn’t just apply to NYC, you can do this anywhere..
- I would love your thoughts on this.
It’s that time of year. I know that after next Friday we are going to be having our family gathering for Christmas. I’m really not sure what the week after that is going to look like. But I’ve been working a lot lately, or it feels that way to m, and the end of the year feels like a time to slow down and reflection what I want to do this next year.
Yesterday one of the ideas for cheaper travel is to find a hotel you like and stay with it. Well, some people are happy when they can pay fifty dollars a night. Others think that somewhere between one to two hundred is a good price for a room. They’re more comfortable with the finer things of life, and like the quality of service that usually comes at a higher end hotel. Well, one of the nicer hotels is Four Seasons. Today we are going to look at a newly renovated Four Seasons in New York.
First, let’s look at the hotel rooms themselves. They have put new king-sized bed in a lot of these. And these beds actually look like they’re floating on air. They have also reworked the windows so that you are going to get a magnificent view of Manhattan. You’ll also to be able to adjust the lighting to whatever mood you are in.
And as most everyone knows, the bathroom is just as important as the bedroom nowadays. They have put in glass paned showers as well as large bathtubs.. Many of the rooms will also have Jacuzzi which will fill up in no time.
Maybe you should treat yourself to one of these rooms when you have to go to a business meeting. Maybe you’ll want to take your spouse on a romantic get away. Whatever your need, I would love to help you plan a getaway to this place. Let me know if you are interested.
I’ll be honest, yesterday I just wanted to get through the things for work that I felt I had to do for work, and I didn’t do everything I wanted workwise. It was more fun hanging out with my family.. But anyway, today is back to my usual quiet life, and I’m going to get some work done..
Veterans… Both my grandfathers served in the military… My brother has served, and my sister’s husband is in the army… But we also live near a military base, and have known a lot of military families through church.. So today let’s talk about places you can go to honor veterans.
Let’s start with New York, where they have a museum. This museum is located in Saratoga Springs. And here you are going to see all kinds of artifacts from different wars, everything from the Revolutionary War to Desert Storm. They have a lot of flags on display. And they also have a large library where you can read about the different wars.
There is also a museum near the military academy called West Point. Here you are going to find a lot of army artifacts. You will be able to get in free. But you will want to check their website sure you are going to have proper identification.
New York City itself also has a museum. It is called The Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum. Here you are going to learn all about military ships. They will have other military artifacts as well.
So let me know if you want to plan a trip to New York to see some military museums. I’ll be more than happy to help you to plan something out.
Hotels usually cater to adults. I mean, hotels have spas, free drinks, chocolates. But really it’s the adults that are paying for the hotels, so it kind of makes sense for hotels to give the adults the things they like. But some hotels have special things for the children too. Below are some examples of these.
- There is a hotel at the Chicago O’hare International Airport, which is called Hilton Chicago O’Hare. They are going to give special activity kits, which would be especially nice if you are flying out. Each kit comes in a drawstring bag and comes with age appropriate toys and coloring books.
- There is a Japanese hotel in the Big Apple. They are going to give your children a rubber ducky when you stay with them. Older children are going to get pencils with themes from the city on them.
- Westin La Palamo Resort and spa has several different pools. So it should come as no surprise that the resort hands ou floaties and goggle to the children who visit them. The resort also has fun food for the children.
I would love to give you more information or help you make reservations to any of these places. Please just let me know.
I think I’m just ready for some holiday time. I love this job, I really do. But I’m ready to take some time away and maybe get some fresh ideas for this business. I’m feeling like I’m on auto pilot, doing what needs to be done., but not sure where to go from here.
There is something special to me about New York City. I’ve never been. I would like to one day, but we’ve see what happens. Did you know that 5.2 million people are expected to visit this city between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day? And we all know why most people are going. There are some wonderful parades, great shopping, and then there is Times Square on New Year’s.
Yes, at Thanksgiving, most people go to New York City to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade. But you may also want to go ice skating, and there are several places to do that, not just the Rockefellar Center where everyone goes in the movies.
Manhattan has several holiday markets where you can shop for gifts. One of them happens to be opening today. We may get back to this tomorrow. I would love to know your thoughts on this.