Thinking Out of the Box When It Comes to Vacationing

Planning a vacation is fun and exciting, but if you really want to spice things up, try thinking outside of the box. Whether travelling alone or with a group, vacations are the perfect opportunity to try new and exciting things. Whether you are looking for a new adventure, a refreshing escape, or the thrill of a life time, you’ll have fun planning your next excursion.

A New Adventure

Sometimes all we need in life is something new to lift our spirits and renew our interest in living. Vacations are the perfect time to learn a new skill. Consider volunteering on a missionary trip where you’ll encounter new locations, people, and jobs to do. Maybe you could learn a craft during Gatlinburg Tennessee’s Arts and Crafts Weekend, or you could sign up for one of Cedar Knoll Hunting Lodge’s guided hunting trips in South Carolina.

A Refreshing Holiday

If you are one of those people that are constantly doing for others, a new adventure could be something as simple as staying at a resort and spa. Here you can indulge in massages, get your hair done, or join a relaxing yoga class. Allow someone else to fuss over you for a change. This includes everything from sleeping in to enjoying amazing dishes prepared by top chefs.

Something for the Thrill Seeker

Maybe you’re the type that enjoys getting their heart racing. Consider doing something adventuresome and new. Sky diving is an exhilarating way to see the countryside. Deep see diving goes a totally different direction by submerging you to a whole new world. If this is too extreme, try something milder like visiting a theme park like Cedar Point in Ohio.

Nothing compares to the rush you feel once you try something completely new and different. Remember, not everyone wants to skydive or finds learning new skills entertaining. You’ll get just as big a rush from relaxing and allowing others to pamper you for a change.

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3 Tips for Buying Your First Boat

You have money. You have a dream. You’re ready to buy your own boat and get to sailing on the water, but where do you even begin? Where do you look for these kinds of vessels? How can you be sure that you’re getting a good deal when you finally find one? If you’re in the market for a new boat, here are just a few things to keep in mind as you shop.

1. Know What You Need

There’s a big difference between a commercial fishing boat and a yacht meant for leisurely afternoons on the lake. If you need a boat for a specific purpose, place or activity, do some research about what will best suit your needs. This will help you narrow down categories and boat models before you start shopping, and it can also serve as a “direction” when it comes to choosing boat manufacturers in the first place.

2. Consider Its Specs

There’s more to a boat than length and width. There’s also a thing called weight capacity, and you’ll want to pay attention to this if a lot of people or products will be hauled around the water. There might also be power requirements if your boat is operated with an electric motor. What can you handle? What can you afford?

3. Mind Your Budget

Speaking of price, you’ll definitely want a budget before you go shopping for your new watercraft. There’s no “average” price for boats, so you could wind up spending anywhere from hundreds to thousands of dollars on your new baby. You’ll probably want some kind of line in the sand where things get too expensive for you. Remember, you might also need to buy things like fuel and deck accessories in addition to the boat itself!

These are just three tips for buying your first boat. As you can see, it’s just as complicated as buying a car or some other form of transportation, so take your time. Do it right. Look for reputable boat dealers Naples FL who can make sure that you’re getting a good deal.

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Planning A Trip Outside Of The Country

I planned to travel next trip, I would like to do it on the 18th birthday of my daughter as my gift for her. My plan is not to throw an 18th birthday party but to spend it outside of the country. I was thinking Singapore or Hongkong. I even thought to bring one of my sisters since she was working in Singapore before and definitely she knows the place so well.

I am about to check what needs to do to prepare for a trip:

I already have a destination; what I’d like to visit in Singapore is Sentosa, the Universal Studio, the River Safari and many more. If not in Singapore I’d like to try Hongkong and one thing I’d like to visit there of course with kids is the Disneyland. Since I already have the place, I need to know then how much would it be the total cost once we are already there. The flight can be book in advance so that’s not part of the expenses once you   get there. You should be doing an extra savings for the fare so you don’t have to touch the savings for the expenses you will incur when you are already in the place.

So you should know the hotels, Inn, hostels of those places, which one is affordable but safe. Yes, you must consider the safety of the area where you will book a hotel to stay especially when you have kids around you. It is better to choose an expensive hotel than to check a hotel which is very affordable but the safety is not good at all, know the cost and the safety at the same time.

Start saving as soon as possible when your trip is just in a year or two. Cut the eating out at all, if you are fund in going to the coffee shop, you need to cut it out. And if you are used to eat in the cafeteria at work, I guess you need to bring lunch from home. In my case, since my work is scheduled in graveyard, and I’m afraid that if I would bring lunch it will just be spoiled so I budget my money everyday. I made sure that I will just spend P100.00 that includes my lunch and my fare at work.

If you have credit cards, make sure that you have applied that gives you reward for travels. I knew some but since I don’t have credit cards, I don’t know which specifically.

When you withdraw from ATM cards, choose your own bank in that way there will be no extra charges.

When it’s time for you to book your flight, check some great deals or of what I know, there are better chances for great deals when you book it in advance.

This is just the first part; I’ll tell you more some tips in the next post.

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First Stop In Buda: Alice Log House

We had been planning for a team building last month and I thought it will not be pushed through since there’s one who was against it. However, we were able to make it through even without that team mate.

My workmate and coach went there first since I just have followed them because I have to attend youngest daughter. It was their Christmas Party that day so I have to send her over first. I also left some money for them so they can go to the mall to unwind after the party.

We arrived at the house that we will be staying at 1 p.m., good thing that our workmates who went roaming some tourist spot already arrived and were waiting for us.

When we get inside of the house, we took some pictures right away:

This is the first one, since this was the area that welcomed us right away when we opened the living room. I love these thingies that were on top with the mirror. The design makes you feel you are having vacation somewhere in the states.

Here’s the veranda near the kitchen, expect an extreme cold when you go outside. I have to ask my daughter to hurry up when taking a picture with me sitting down.

This was the outside of the house

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