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“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”
~Henry David Thoreau
Barbequed meat and more on a Saturday afternoon. What more could a girl ask for? That’s right, Saturday was the West Coast BBQ Classic at the Queen Mary in Long Beach. Set with the ship and the Long Beach shoreline and the bay in the background this event was an afternoon of relaxation, good music, family fun, and of course good food. It was a foodie’s dream!
This oldie-but-goodie tip is born of experience. And given that we are heading into the summer travel season, it bore repeating and I had to pass it along. Last year, two times that I have had a hotel to book, I searched early and found some reasonable deals. I booked through the hotel’s website directly and waited patiently.
A couple of weeks before I was scheduled to check in, I started to check the websites again. I checked Trivago, Kayak and the hotel websites. Still no change, so I waited. Same thing occurred the week before.
Name: Nicole Brewer
Location: Nizwa, Oman
Occupation: English Teacher
Number of Countries Visited: 40
Last Country Visited: UAE
Capturing moments through photos has been something that I have taken a big interest in. I really enjoy taking pictures and am always excited when I get the opportunity to do so. There is something unique about photography, and I absolutely love it. As I am learning more about photography, I have been able to snap some shots that I have grown to love. Below is a selection of some of my favorite travel photos I have taken when traveling. I hope you enjoy the pictures as well as hearing what lessons I learned on these trips! Continue reading →
When on the hunt for low fares, it is important to keep your options open and be flexible. And this year, airfare deals have been fantastic, with trips from various U.S. cities to hot-spot destinations like Europe and Australia ringing in at a fraction of the cost. But are there some deals that don’t need to be chased? As the website The Flight Deal’s motto states, “Just because it’s a great fare doesn’t mean it’s a great deal.” Given some of the horror stories I have heard, airlines like Spirit Airlines may fall into that category.
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For a little travel humor, I share a story that I secretly typed as it happened. It felt like the longest three-and-a-half-hour flight ever, because my seatmate talked this entire time. This is my story.
For this week’s tip, we focus on five quick ways to slim down for your upcoming trip. We consulted an expert, Dani, a Beachbody coach and creator of Ok, Dani. These are her tips.
The wellness coach in me cringes whenever a new client comes to me asking how to get in shape quickly for an event. Changing your body doesn’t happen very quickly, and those changes don’t last. I often give tips on how to jumpstart weight loss, but I’m sure to keep up with my clients after their event so they maintain the loss instead of suffering the dreaded yo-yo dieting effect.
There are a few things you can do if you’re a few weeks out from your trip to slim down…. And, if you continue the habits after your trip, you can keep the changes for good!