We failed to watch the Christmas parade this year. We planned on doing that as we had fun ,watching the one last year but my husband was sick so we didn't get to see it this year. Oh well, I would have loved to see someone playing a selmer alto saxophone again but maybe next year, we will have a better luck. The photos below was taken two years ago. We definitely missed out fun, the beautiful displays and the Christmas music.
Saturday, December 3, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
Man oh man, where did the time go? I have so many things to write about and they are slowly getting buried in the pile. This year has been the busiest for us so I haven't been blogging as much as I would like to. As a result, a lot of our family activities remains in pictures and doesn't get get published in my blog. Hopefully I could catch up\ but the problem of that is, sometimes it is hard to go back to the same excitement or emotion when we did the trip or event.
Thursday, November 17, 2016
Interested in staying at an all-inclusive resort for the first time? Then you’re in luck as there are many different options around the world, particularly in popular locations such as Jamaica, Rivera Maya or Punta Cana. But, as this is a very exciting concept, you may feel a little unsure if it’s the right choice for you. In order to help you feel better about staying at such a property, here are some details of the great amenities and features to expect at an all-inclusive resort, in no particular order.
Though you’ll still have the option to leave the resort’s grounds in search of food options, at an all-inclusive resort, there’s no need. Most resorts will have at least two to three different restaurant options as well as two or more bars. These restaurants do vary, some offering local cuisine while others focus on American favorites. When booking an all-inclusive, you’ll want to first look up their various menus as well as their food policy. Most resorts include all three meals as well as snacks. These resorts all tend to include free drinks as well, though there are sometimes limits.
Kid friendly activities
If you’re traveling with children, especially those of a young age, you’ll want to choose one of the many kid friendly all-inclusive resorts available. These resorts not only cater with great rooms, dining choices and resort amenities, but also with kid friendly activities. Generally speaking, these resorts include some sort of a kid’s club, as well as a kid’s pool and/or outdoor playground. Babysitting services are also many times included and if not, are still available for a small fee. Those traveling with babies will find options to have a crib or a bassinet of some sort added into your room, making the need to check one in at the airport completely unnecessary. As far as dining options are concerned, many on-site restaurants will include age appropriate plate options as well, making things as easy on you as possible.
Spa services (sometimes)
Though not all resorts include various spa services within their nightly all-inclusive rate, there are a few that do. Generally speaking, these resorts include a free massage or two along with a treatment of your choice. Most other resorts have a spa on-site, and it’s usually a top of its class option.
Wedding services and honeymoon suites
If you’re choosing an all-inclusive for a wedding or a honeymoon, you’ll find that most resorts have a wedding facility of some sort or access to part of the beach for a wedding ceremony. If you’re in town for your honeymoon, you’ll also find that some resorts cater and venture the extra mile with special honeymoon suites that include added room features creating an extra romantic vibe.
Because of all they include, it’s easy to see why guests who have stayed at an all-inclusive resort, continue to do so at nearly all of their vacations. In fact, most visitors continue to stay at the same resort year after year, creating a yearly travel tradition of sorts. After your first stay, you may find yourself doing the same.
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Friday, November 11, 2016
Although we still live in the same neighborhood, this is our first Halloween at the new house. A friend invited us over at their place for the Halloween. We decided to attend so our children can trick or treat with their friends.
I am not sure why both of my kiddos did not want a new costume. They chose to dress up in the 50s. While I am glad that we didn't have to buy new costumes, I am part sad because that means they are slowly getting away with the Halloween fun.
There's a sense of romanticism that comes with the nomadic lifestyle. While many people are born to be nomads, others may find the idea of living without a fixed location to be extremely frightening. Making the decision to go completely rogue demands considerable thought and is certainly not for everyone. In this article, we're going to explore some of the pros and cons of the nomadic lifestyle and see if it is the right fit for you.
Pros of the Nomadic Lifestyle
Freedom: living a nomadic lifestyle allows you to bring your whole life with you wherever you go. Minimalism is often key to freedom as many times our possessions can tie us down. In this day and age, you can pack everything you own in a suitcase and find yourself in a nice furnished apartment wherever you are across the globe.
Flexibility: today, you can theoretically work and even study from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. And when I say study, I'm talking about actual degrees such as MBAs, master of arts in liberal studies or even an online master's in philosophy. Rutgers University is one of the many institutions that offer courses that you can take completely online. Living as a digital nomad allows you to set up shop anywhere, and pack up whenever you wish without losing a step.
Explore new horizons: one of the most powerful effects of living a nomadic lifestyle is that it opens you up to new cultures and people. Unfortunately, lots of people today lack the perspective it takes to make sense of current events, but being well travelled and being exposed to a completely different world view will definitely make you a better person.
Cons of the Nomadic Lifestyle
Security: living a nomadic lifestyle will force you to step out of your comfort zone and you'll often fall prey to circumstances. When you're living abroad, you won't have the safety net you would be able to fall back on in case of adversity and will often have to act on survival instincts and rely on your resourcefulness to make it through.
Budgeting: no matter how much you plan, there is always a chance for unexpected expenses or even technical difficulties that might put you in a bad situation. Not only that, but you might also have financial responsibilities back home you still need to take care of, such as mortgages, student debts or utility bills. These are all things that should definitely be taken into consideration before you make the jump.
Losing credentials: if you have to re-enter the workforce after going as a nomad after a while, you might have to explain the gap in your resume to your future employers. Furthermore, some employees might see your nomadic lifestyle as a liability and choose to go for someone more stable.
All these factors have to be considered before you embark on your journey. If you're still on the fence, talk with other travelers, they might be best suited to give you advice on the nomadic lifestyle and what to expect.
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