Showing posts with label Travel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Travel. Show all posts

Friday, May 15, 2015

The New Travel Package with Martial Arts

Muay Thai
Whenever you decide to travel aboard you will find yourself facing a big problem – the huge travel costs of transport, accommodation and sightseeing which will make your entire trip very expensive. In order to save some money you should check all the possible traveling options. One of the best solutions is to use a travel package. These packages are discounted and the entire travel experience is more pleasant because it is organized and cost affordable at the same time.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Tips for Enjoying Your Next African Vacation

Africa features hundreds of beautiful places to stay and visit. While some automatically picture themselves riding around in a Jeep and watching wild animals run by on a safari adventure, others know that Africa has much more to offer. Whether you love dancing the night away in the hottest club, checking out historic sites or trekking through the desert, you'll have an amazing time on your trip. Make your trip even more amazing with a few tips.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Reasons to Join Boca Pointe

Hey there.  The wife and I are in need of a vacation.  When we want to get away, we usually head out over to Las Vegas for a few days and enjoy ourselves there.  But this time around, we want to try someplace different.  Someplace new.  I've heard many good things about Florida and Boca Raton may be a good spot to check out.  Especially after reading up about the Club at Boca Pointe.  No, this isn't some night life type club, this is a country club in Boca Raton that offers what we're looking for: amazing scenery, sports, arts, fitness, and best of all, worry free vacationing.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

Get to Las Vegas in Style with Southwest Airlines Vacations

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Southwest Airlines Vacations for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hey there.  I recently mentioned that a Las Vegas trip was in the works.  It's one of those deals where the wife and I just need to get away from the kids and have ourselves some alone time.  That trip is still in the works but man and I glad I haven't booked it just yet.  While browsing around, looking for deals, I came cross even BETTER Las Vegas Vacations from Southwest Airlines Vacations!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Southwest Airlines Vacations Deals, Here We Come

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Southwest Airlines Vacations for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Hey there.  It's time for us to get away.  Time for us to get away from work, time for us to get away from the errands, and time for us to get away from the kids.  lol  Don't get me wrong, being a parent is awesome and all, but the wife and I rarely have time to ourselves.  We usually get that time during our marriage anniversary and we usually go to Las Vegas to have a few drinks, visit a few dance floors, catch a few shows, and just get away from it all.  It's also a great way to rekindle our romance.  It's a week's vacation that we look forward to every year.  We usually drive to Las Vegas, but I think this year, it's going to be different.  I think we're going to fly there and I'm looking to score on an awesome deal from Southwest Vacations!  But not just any deal, it's a Southwest Las Vegas Vacations deals!

Monday, May 27, 2013

A Trip to Aruba Would Be Perfect for Our HoneyMoon

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Aruba Tourism Authority for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
I love the scenic views that Aruba has to offer!
Hey there.  I owe my wife a honeymoon getaway.  When we got married, we both worked but we didn't make to much money.  I couldn't afford to get her the wedding ring that she deserved, I couldn't get her the lavish wedding ceremony that she deserved, and I couldn't get her the honeymoon getaway that she deserved.  Next year, it will be our 10 year anniversary and I plan on making up for some of those things.  We're better off financialy, now, than we were before and we are we plan to renew our vows and have a wedding ceremony with friends and family.  I also want to plan that honeymoon trip that we didn't get to enjoy the first time around.  We orignally had our heart set on a Hawaiian honeymoon but a trip to Aruba sounds pretty tempting right now!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Catch the Jewels of the Titanic Exhibit at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas Between March 22, 2013 and May 31st, 2013

Hey there.  You know... The Titanic is one popular story and depending on your point of view, it can be a story of overconfidence leading to disaster or a story of negligence leading to loss of many lives.  Regardless of how you see it, millions of people are simply fascinated by the Titanic.  My wife and I are a part of that group.  We have a family vacation scheduled to Las Vegas later this year and I recently found out that there is a Titanic Exhibit at the Luxor Hotel!  And better yet, if you get there before May 31st, you can get to see the "Jewels of the Titanic!"  In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Titanic, a selection of 15 prestigious artifacts found near the wreckage of the Titanic will be displayed the the public in 3 US cities and they are scheduled to be displayed from March 22 to May 31st at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas.  The wife is going to be thrilled!

Hiking at the Turnbull Canyon Trail

Turnbull Canyon Map
A map of the trails available at Turnbull Canyon
Hey there. It's been awhile since the wife and I have gone on a hiking trip. We've been meaning to check out some of the awesome hiking spots here in Southern California but we just haven't found the time.  To be honest, I don't think we've gone for a hike since we last went hiking at Escondido Falls!  That has got to change!  :Last weekend, we decided to get up at 6:30 in the morning and take off to a trail.  Our destination?  The Turnbull Canyon Road Hiking Trails in Whittier, CA.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Central New Jersey as a Vacation Destination

Hey there.  Earlier this month, the wife and I enjoyed a vacation during our anniversary.  When we do get some free time to ourselves, we end up going somewhere local.  Somewhere close to Southern California where we can easily drive to and from.  Where did go this time around?  We went to Las Vegas.  Don't get me wrong, it was fun and we had a great time, but you know what... we've done Vegas before.  We've done San Diego.  We've done Laughlin.  We need to head out to the East Coast.  We need so check out what the  Eastern shore has to offer.  While there are some more glamorous spots out East like New York, I've heard that Central New Jersey may be the place to see.

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Kia Rio Scavenger is On in Los Angeles

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Hey there.  Life's a journey, not a destination.  Sometimes we get a little too caught up on the fact that we need to be at certain places that we do not stop to smell the roses.  That couldn't be more true than in the city of Los Angeles.  We drive EVERYWHERE but we don't really enjoy that drive.  Mostly because we're so busy getting to and from work or we're simply stuck in one our congested highways.  But what if I said driving can be fun again?  That the journey will be awe inspiting and once you get to those destinations, a surprise can be waiting for you?  That is what Kia is doing with the Kia Rio Zip and Dash to Los Angeles Geocache Challenge!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Transporting Your Car to Another State Costs What?!?!

Hey there.  I was just thinking about a conversation that I overheard at my local U-Haul not too long ago.  I needed a truck to move some of my stuff and I figured that I would spend the $50 or whatever it was to get it all done and quickly as possible.  But the two men in front of me intrigued me.  They spoke about moving from Los Angeles to Lincoln, Nebraska.  That's quite a trip... but what really caught my ear was how much the guy spent to transport his car.  He told the cashier that he spent over a $1,000 to transport his car from Los Angeles to Lincoln.  $1,000!!!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Help Patients Across the US by Becoming a Traveling Nurse

Hey there. You know, I used to make fun of a friend of mine for wanting to become a nurse. It may not sound like a big deal, but he's a guy wanting to become a nurse and I had the mentality that females should be nurses. I know, I know. I'm horrible.  I was young and ignorant.  After meeting up with him after several years, he opened up to me about why he wanted to become a nurse.  He felt that it was his calling after seeing a nurse take such great care of a loved one.  It's a great story and it made me realize how much nurses are needed.  The doctors may get all the glory but the nurses are the ones doing the ins and outs of taking care of a patient.  That's why I suggested he become one of those traveling nurses.  Not familiar with the term?  Let me explain.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Win 500,000 SkyMiles by Entering Delta's TravelPro Sweepstakes

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of TravelPro for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
Win 500,000 Delta SkyMiles® with Travelpro®Hey there.  Wouldn't it be nice to travel anywhere in the world?  I think about it all the time.  It would be awesome to check out the beautiful beaches of Hawaii, the Angkor Wat temple in Cambodia, Tiananmen Square in China, among other great landmarks across the world.  The problem?  MONEY!  Man, it would cost a fortune to visit all these places.  But what if you had 500,000 free SkyMiles from Delta?  You'd be able to see the world for free!  If you're ready to embark on an across the globe trip, you need to enter Delta's TravelPro sweepstakes!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

ampm's Too Much Good Stuff Giveaway

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Hey there.  I am a winner!  Whoo hoo!  ampm has an awesome promotional giveaway going on right now and I just had to jump on it.  I've always been a fan of ampm.  The wife and I have even had a few ampm dinners where we just go and grab some of their good stuff and just have ourselves a good time.  We don't do it anymore, but every now and then, we'll get that urge and grab a few burgers, hot dogs, and ponder which of the 24 fountain drink flavors from the Thirst Oasis we want.  Good times, my friends.  Good times.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Wouldn't it be Great to Live in Hawaii

Hey there. I'm jealous of my cousin.  Through hard work and perseverance, he has managed to land residency in the island state of Hawaii.  Yup, the place that many call paradise.  I've seen some of the pictures that have been posted on his Facebook page and the scenery is just breathtaking.  I'm a sucker for good scenery and from the stories that I have heard, Hawaii is the place to go.  Especially when you hear that the sunsets are to die for.  I still owe my wife a honeymoon (married 7 years now) and I want to take her there to make it up to her.  Who knows, maybe we'll love it so much that we'll start looking to take residence there too.  I'm sure that real estate in Hawaii is prime real estate and be tough to land, but a guy can dream, no?

Monday, July 18, 2011

Southern California! Help Women in Need with The Cinderella Fund by MeatHead Movers

Hey there.  I appreciate the aspect of getting things done on your own.  I came from a single parent home and it was tough to come by some extra cash for school and what not so when the student athlete brothers needed some cash for school, they did what their bodies could do best, move stuff around.  They decided to start a small moving company and named it MeatHead Movers, a comical name taken from the moniker for big athletes that love to hit the gym.  They didn't think that it would be as big as it is today.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Some Thoughts on Satellite Internet

Hey there.  We live in a digital world and I began to wonder exactly how far we've come in keeping people connected via the internet.  You can find the internet almost everywhere.  Offices, libraries, and even some fast food places have wifi hot spots for customers to use.  Now, I hear that even rural areas getting connected via satellite internet.  That's right.  Internet via satellite.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Family Trip to SeaWorld

Hey there.  I haven't had a chance to catch up with you guys over what went down this Memorial Day weekend.  I decided long ago that we were not going to stay home this weekend and we were going to have ourselves a good time.  I toyed with the idea of taking the family to Las Vegas, Disneyland, and LegoLand, among many other places but due to high entry prices and/or road trip time, I crossed many of those places out.  In the end, I managed to grab a great deal (buy 1 get 1 free) on SeaWorld admission.  BAM!  We were soooo there.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Hiking in Escondido Falls

Hey there.  I've been meaning to post about our hiking trip to Escondido Falls for about 2 weeks now.  I've been caught up so many projects and family stuff that I just haven't had the time.  This is why I'm posting on a Saturday.  lol  It's been a long while since I've done some Saturday work.  Anyways let me tell you about our trip.

I've been wanting to take the family out to some sort of outdoor activity.  Living in Sourthern California definitely has it's perks when trying to decide something like that.  There's the beach, hiking trails, camping spots, mountain climbing, and many others and I wanted to do something that I, myself, haven't done.  Believe it or not, I've never been hiking so I decided that we're going to look for a trail and go for it.  That's when I hear about Escondido Falls and it's waterfall.  Whoa... a waterfall.  From what I read online, the trail itself is not that bad and is relatively easy to walk through and when you get to the end of it, there's a waterfall to bestow upon.  I thought it would be perfect to take the kids and check it out.

The trail was difficult to find.  The parking space for the trail is small space and it's right off the famous pacific coast highway.  The problem is that there is no sign that says, "trail this way" or anything of that sort so as you're driving, you're swiveling your head keeping an eye out for a sign showing you the way.  Naturally, we missed the entrance, and on our second pass, we see it.  We parked on the gravel and walked towards the trail.  It's weird at first because you are walking near a residential area so there are houses around you.  Once you go further into that residential community, the trail begins.
No guys, the houses are not part of the trail!
 The trail is simple enough and there is nothing too difficult to overcome.  There were a few small creeks that you get to jump and walk over so that was pretty cool and after about a 3 mile hike or so, you reach the waterfall.  The kids loved it.  We gazed at it for a bit and took some pictures.  It would have been great to take some lunch and have a picnic there.  The scenery would have been perfect.
Jump!
You're gonna fall!!!  Oh wait... you already did!  D'oh!
Mr. Cool Guy over here makes it look easy.
Look ma!  We made it to the waterfall!
Time for our hero pose!
The wife and I enjoying our hike.
Shortly after, the boy and I decided to climb a litter higher to check out the top of the falls.  That hike is for more adventure seekers and is a difficult climb.  After using a rope to get up a steep uphill trail and walked around a small narrow cliff edge like path, we managed to reach the second waterfall.  Not too shabby, but there's more climbing to do.  The third waterfall blew the first 2 away.  It was definitely worth the climb.  The whole area was misty because of the force that the water was hitting the small pond.  It was simply breath taking.
The Rocky theme song would have made this moment perfect!
We did it dad, we did it!
All in all, an awesome time.  If you're in the Southern California area, I highly recommend the hike.  Again, the main trail itself is not a difficult hike so it's not a strenuous walk, but to reach the other waterfalls near the end is definitely more difficult.  Only the boy and I went up since I didn't think he ladies would have been able to do it.  Well, let me rephrase, I think they would have been able to do it if they took their time, but because there's a lot of hikers going up and down and you literally have to stand in line or move out of their way, the chances of slipping and falling rise.

I also wanted to bring this picture to your attention.  Can somebody tell me what that thing in the sky is?
Is that a UFO?!?!?!
We didn't notice that thing when we first took the picture and my wife claims that it's a bird.  I don't know...  I think it's a UFO.  She just doesn't believe.  lol  In my opinion, it seems to far away to be a bird.  There would be more clarity to the "bird" if it was close by but it's pretty damn fuzzy, which tells me that it's off in the distance.  What do you think?  Later!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Classics V. Technology

Hey there.  You know, I was thinking about nature and what not and have decided that I want to start hiking.  Maybe even write about what I see and do while out and about with the family.  The problem?  If you don't have tough, rugged equipment, you will find your stuff torn by the elements.  Rocks, branches, brush... they will all nip and tear at your bags and what not.  I was telling myself that if I were to play a Henry David Thoreau type person, I would need my laptop to write about nature.  Hey, it's the 21th century.  lol  While Mr. Thoreau may have used ink and quills, I'm using a laptop.  Just at a glance, I would need a laptop messenger bag that is built for the elements. Something that will stand against nature or at least give my laptop a fighting chance of surviving.  How else am I going to write the next Walden without my laptop?

I've been on a mission recently to read more literary classics.  So far, I've read Catcher in the Rye and Siddhartha.  While more books are coming my way, I started to think how these classics would be written today.  Going back to Thoreau's Walden, I don't think we would be able to create such a masterpiece of solitude today.  There is technology everywhere.  Cell phones, laptops, smartphones, tablets...  Pen and paper have been replaced with keyboards and software.  Would Sheldon be so full of angst if he could take it out on a game of Angry Birds?  Would Siddhartha use GPS tracking to navigate through the jungles to find himself and total bliss? 

It's awesome that tales from the past rely heavily on the art of story telling.  So while I'm trekking across rugged terrain, I can stop, look at my kindle and read up on some classics.  What books do you recommend?  There are still a few that I would like to own, like Billy Budd.  It's a short story but a good one nonetheless.  Later!