The Days I Almost Lost My Kids & Save Your Sanity

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Spend a little more – you won’t regret it!    

The old saying, “you get what you pay for” holds true.  For your convenience and the comfort of all, spend a little more and make your life easy.  If possible, take a non-stop flight.  Make sure your accommodations are large enough and with needed amenities.

Have a Plan 

Don’t arrive at your destination and then try to figure out how you are getting to your (cruise ship, hotel, resort).  Nothing is worse than tired parents and children wandering and waiting in an airport.  See Top 10 Travel Mistakes

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Opt Out Of The Early Boarding Option 

It sounds tempting, however, by the time everyone boards the plane, you are in your seats for at least a half hour to an hour, increasing your “plane time” and the time in which your children must be still and confined.

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Surprise the Kids

When mine where young, I would buy new toys for them to use on the plane. If they’ve never seen it before, it holds their interest.  Don’t buy anything with a million pieces.  A huge box of crayons is NOT a good idea.  Depending on age, electronic games can keep children amused, but don’t rely on just that or the movie being shown on the flight.  , Don’t give them everything at once; switch toys when they get bored

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Carry Snacks And Drinks

Adhere to airline regulations, but, be sure to have snacks and drinks for all.  Don’t over stuff children.  Feeding non stop to “keep them quiet” is a bad idea. Stomach issues and bathroom issues can become a problem.  Be mindful of what types of snacks and drinks  you offer.  A sugar rush is not the best idea.  See Tips for Packing for your Vacation. List of allowable carry on foods and drinks.

Dress Everyone Comfortably

Yes, you want your kids to look adorable, but keep comfort in mind.  Pigtails and ponytails start to hurt, especially when trying to sleep.  Tight clothing can be annoying.  Being too hot or too cold can make for crankiness, so be aware and prepared.  Changing babies is much easier if they aren’t wearing fancy outfits.  Be aware of footwear for all.  Blisters make for misery, no one should wear new footwear.   Keep Kids Healthy.

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Create a Plan For Getting Separated

Many parents today choose to use bracelets or children’s temporary tattoos when travelling. There’s also harnesses and wrist tethers.  Take a picture of your child each day when you are heading out anywhere, it could help.  Talk to your children about strangers — but don’t scare them so much that they won’t seek help. Let them know that looking for a police officer is always the first option.  Point out  what the workers at any destination are dressed like (hotel uniforms, resort uniforms, theme park uniforms).  Make a meeting place if separated.

Don’t Procrastinate on Paperwork

The U.S. requires children (even babies) to have passports. Both parents have to go to the post office to do the renewal though divorced parents may take a notarized authorization from the other parent.  See Safety and Planning Article.

Destress Meal Time and Adventures

Most want their kids to try new foods and activities; broaden their horizons. Suggest, explain but don’t force and don’t lie.  Crying, scared or angry children all make for a miserable time for your party and the public nearby. I once witnessed a parent blatantly lie to a very young child about a ride. The end result was a terrified, distrusting child. More than likely the child now has a life-long fear of rides and total distrust of what anyone says.  I must admit, when the kid threw up in the parent’s lap, I was thinking – Karma does exist!   

See my travel vlog for my stories on  how I almost lost each one of my kids at different times. Most of my travels consisted of myself and my kids with at least one other adult and their kids.  The majority of the time though, there were many adults with their children!  On the few occasions it was just the three of us, it was a bit nerve racking, especially two of those times.  

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Look Stunning on your next trip – make appointments today!

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Recently Engaged?  Congratulations!  You don’t want to do it all yourself.  Ask an expert for help planning a destination wedding and/or honeymoon package.

Destination Weddings –  Looking for ideas on where to hold your destination wedding?  Scroll through the articles to help you make your decision!

Honeymoon Ideas – Not sure where to go, what to do, what a destination offers?  Scroll through the articles for some ideas.  Share with engaged friends and family.  Just click social media buttons below!

Cuba Is Calling – Cuba is the up and coming Caribbean destination and now you can visit and enjoy the escorted tour of your choice.

DISNEY NEWS!   See what’s new.

What’s coming to Orlando – A taste of the Caribbean in Orlando.

Who ya Gonna Call?   We planned the perfect trip for you.  If something unforeseen goes wrong and  you need help, call us immediately.

Travel Tips and Alerts – Stay up on the latest tips and alerts!

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Top 10 Reasons You Should Take A Vacation

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Taking A Vacation Is Good In Many Ways 

Taking a vacation isn’t just fun and educational, it’s also good for your health.  All work and no play creates stress and stress is a killer, physically and mentally.

Why taking a vacation is good for you:

It strengthens family relationships.  Vacations form bonding and shared memories.  When families talk about the same incident, it strengthens their connection.

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Vacations increase laughter.  Laughter is good for you.

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You become a better leader once you return to work and in your personal life.

You relax, which in turn relaxes your mind and body.  The break does wonders for you in all aspects of your life.

You get the adrenaline pumping. Many people partake in adventurous activities on vacation.  Adrenaline increases heart rate, dilates blood vessels, opens air passages and all your cells get more oxygen. It’s a natural high.

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Vacations are your incentive to do a good job, show up when expected.  Many people won’t call out of work..  They want to save as much time as possible, working toward a goal of a long vacation.  It’s their reward.

Vacations Improve Your Sex Life.   “Surveys indicate people who vacation regularly reported feeling sexier, with greater romance in their relationships – which equates to better sex! ”

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You can beat depression. Women who do not take regular vacations are more likely to be depressed. Women who travel at least once a year are happier year round.

 

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You learn about those closest to you. Spending time away from everyday life affords families time to have long conversations, even while partaking in activities.

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Vacations are good for the heart in two ways.  Physically and emotionally.  People who vacation yearly are less likely to suffer from heart disease and more likely to remain in love. People feel closer to their children and if they travel in groups, closer to family and friends.

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Get away.  You deserve it.  It’s educational and good for your health and relationships!

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Look Stunning on your next trip – make appointments today!

Non Profit Group Fundraising Cruise – Have fun while you raise money for your non profit organization!

Recently Engaged?  Congratulations!  You don’t want to do it all yourself.  Ask an expert for help planning a destination wedding and/or honeymoon package.

Destination Weddings –  Looking for ideas on where to hold your destination wedding?  Scroll through the articles to help you make your decision!

Honeymoon Ideas – Not sure where to go, what to do, what a destination offers?  Scroll through the articles for some ideas.  Share with engaged friends and family.  Just click social media buttons below!

Cuba Is Calling – Cuba is the up and coming Caribbean destination and now you can visit and enjoy the escorted tour of your choice.

DISNEY NEWS!   See what’s new.

What’s coming to Orlando – A taste of the Caribbean in Orlando.

Who ya Gonna Call?   We planned the perfect trip for you.  If something unforeseen goes wrong and  you need help, call us immediately.

Travel Tips and Alerts – Stay up on the latest tips and alerts!

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Have Fun While Helping – Cruising For A Cause

JOIN US IN CRUISING FOR A CAUSE – invite family, friends and business associates!  AUGUST, 2017 

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Are cruise ships safe?

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Getting To The Airport – Contact M&V Limousines for a 10% discount on your trip to and from the airport!

Look Stunning on your next trip – make appointments today!

Non Profit Group Fundraising Cruise – Have fun while you raise money for your non profit organization!

Recently Engaged?  Congratulations!  You don’t want to do it all yourself.  Ask an expert for help planning a destination wedding and/or honeymoon package.

Destination Weddings –  Looking for ideas on where to hold your destination wedding?  Scroll through the articles to help you make your decision!

Honeymoon Ideas – Not sure where to go, what to do, what a destination offers?  Scroll through the articles for some ideas.  Share with engaged friends and family.  Just click social media buttons below!

Cuba Is Calling – Cuba is the up and coming Caribbean destination and now you can visit and enjoy the escorted tour of your choice.

DISNEY NEWS!   See what’s new.

What’s coming to Orlando – A taste of the Caribbean in Orlando.

Who ya Gonna Call?   We planned the perfect trip for you.  If something unforeseen goes wrong and  you need help, call us immediately.

Travel Tips and Alerts – Stay up on the latest tips and alerts!

Top 10 – Top 10 series!  Learn all about the top TEN!

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We Love To Help The Community!

We know you do too!  Please join us!  New date, new location for your convenience!  Share with friends and family.  Only $25.00 plus a non-perishable item to benefit the homeless.

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You can have fun while helping – Cruising For a Cause.

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Getting To The Airport – Contact M&V Limousines for a 10% discount on your trip to and from the airport!

Look Stunning on your next trip – make appointments today!

Non Profit Group Fundraising Cruise – Have fun while you raise money for your non profit organization!

Recently Engaged?  Congratulations!  You don’t want to do it all yourself.  Ask an expert for help planning a destination wedding and/or honeymoon package.

Destination Weddings –  Looking for ideas on where to hold your destination wedding?  Scroll through the articles to help you make your decision!

Honeymoon Ideas – Not sure where to go, what to do, what a destination offers?  Scroll through the articles for some ideas.  Share with engaged friends and family.  Just click social media buttons below!

Cuba Is Calling – Cuba is the up and coming Caribbean destination and now you can visit and enjoy the escorted tour of your choice.

DISNEY NEWS!   See what’s new.

What’s coming to Orlando – A taste of the Caribbean in Orlando.

Who ya Gonna Call?   We planned the perfect trip for you.  If something unforeseen goes wrong and  you need help, call us immediately.

Travel Tips and Alerts – Stay up on the latest tips and alerts!

Top 10 – Top 10 series!  Learn all about the top TEN!

To learn about Real Estate Investment, visit our other blog – it’s a work in progress!

Visit our website:  LIREIA

How We Can Help You!

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Visit where the excitement is! Beautiful Rio De Janeiro.

How We Can Help You

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Financing of .vacations, destination weddings and/or honeymoons.  Contact us for more information.  Yes, you can take that dream trip. You deserve it.

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Price Matching – If you find something less expensive, let us know.  We will compare apples to apples and  request a price match!  You get the human touch along with the price!

Book from our Website – Just click the link to our website and book online with us.  One of our professional travel agents will contact you regarding your booking for a personalized discussion and to help if the booking  needs some adjustments.

Gift certificates.  Are you planning a wonderful surprise vacation for that special someone?  Now you can give them a beautiful gift certificate in that carefully chosen greeting card.

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Bridal Registry.  The bride and groom will register with Everyday Travel after they book their destination wedding and/or honeymoon with one of our agents.  Their friends and family can gift them a monetary amount towards their event for the bridal shower, as a wedding gift or for any other occasion.  Imagine one happy couple’s surprise when their  wedding party decided to contribute as a group and gifted  a significant sum towards their honeymoon!  Visit our website for destination weddings and honeymoons.

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Social Media – YouTube videos, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest posts and Blog articles to keep our clients/prospective clients informed,  to allow you to virtually visit resorts, cruise ships and destinations throughout the world. Learn about trending destinations and stay on top of travel news.

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Coming Soon – Webinars on group cruises, travel destinations and travel agent training. Promotions and/or newsletter for your enjoyment.

We look forward to working with you at Everyday Travel.   Let us plan that perfect trip just for you!  We guarantee to put a big smile on your face and excitement in your heart!

Destinations around the world!  Naturally, you want to find that one location ideal for you! We help make that choice easy!

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Please  stop in to see us or call at your earliest convenience. You are one step closer to making memories to last a lifetime!

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An incredible vacation starts here.  Contact us now!

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Getting To The Airport – Contact M&V Limousines for a 10% discount on your trip to and from the airport!

Non Profit Group Fundraising Cruise – Have fun while you raise money for your non profit organization!

Recently Engaged?  Congratulations!  You don’t want to do it all yourself.  Ask an expert for help planning a destination wedding and/or honeymoon package.

Destination Weddings –  Looking for ideas on where to hold your destination wedding?  Scroll through the articles to help you make your decision!

Honeymoon Ideas – Not sure where to go, what to do, what a destination offers?  Scroll through the articles for some ideas.  Share with engaged friends and family.  Just click social media buttons below!

Cuba Is Calling – Cuba is the up and coming Caribbean destination and now you can visit and enjoy the escorted tour of your choice.

DISNEY NEWS!   See what’s new.

What’s coming to Orlando – A taste of the Caribbean in Orlando.

Who ya Gonna Call?   We planned the perfect trip for you.  If something unforeseen goes wrong and  you need help, call us immediately.

Travel Tips and Alerts – Stay up on the latest tips and alerts!

Top 10 – Top 10 series!  Learn all about the top TEN!

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ASK ABOUT DESTINATION WEDDINGS.  INVITE YOUR WEDDING PARTY AND CLOSEST FAMILY AND FRIENDS.  MAKE MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFETIME! 

 

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Visit Where The Excitement Is Happening – RIO DE JANEIRO

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Pestana Rio Atlantica
2016 Early Booking Bonus
Booking Window: 10/09/15-12/27/16
Travel Window: 04/01/16-12/27/16
Promotion Details: Guests who book 30 days in advance will receive reduced rates.
Valid Categories: All.
Restrictions: Valid for new bookings only. Not combinable with other offers.
PESTANA RIO ATLANTICA
AV. ATLANTICA, 2964
COPACABANA – CEP: 22070-000 RIO DE JANEIRO – RJ

Distance from hotel to airport, 30 kms (19 miles). Distance from hotel to town, 15 kms (9 miles).

The Pestana Rio Atlantica Hotel has a charming and privileged location on Avenida Atlantica with an outstanding view of Copacabana Beach, one of the most famous beaches in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the world.

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The city of Rio de Janeiro is perfect for all types of tourist vacations; for people who just want to enjoy the beautiful beaches and for professionals who come on business.

Traditional Brazilian hospitality allied with the global experience of the Pestana Group makes this hotel your best choice in this Marvelous City.

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HOTEL AMENITIES

  • Babysitting Services (on request) ($)
  • Bars/Lounges
  • Beach (nearby)
  • Business Center
  • Concierge
  • Currency Exchange
  • Fitness Center
  • Gift Shop
  • Hospitality Desk
  • Jacuzzi (outdoor)
  • Laundry Service ($)
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Parking Facility
  • Physically Challenged Accommodations
  • Physically Challenged Facilities
  • Physician (on call) ($)
  • Pool (outdoor)
  • Poolside Beverage Service
  • Poolside Meal Service
  • Restaurants
  • Safe Deposit Boxes (front desk)
  • Safe Deposit Boxes (in room)
  • Sauna
  • Umbrellas (beach/pool)
  • Valet Service

($) Denotes a fee may be charged. Please note: Some hotel amenities listed above may have an additional fee associated with them.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE OUTLETS

Deck Bar, Rooftop bar with a spectacular panoramic view from the pool.

General Opening Hours: Open 6:00am until 10:00pm.

• General Opening Days: Open daily.

Lobby Bar, Live music Tuesday through Saturday.

General Opening Hours: Open 8:00am until 1:00am.

• General Opening Days: Open daily.

Cais Da Ribeira Restaurant, (First Floor) Offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. For dinner, the restaurant offers the best Portuguese menu signed by Chef Renato Vicente.

Cuisine: Portuguese.

General Opening Days: Open daily.

• Breakfast Hours: Open 6:30am until 10:00am.

• Lunch Hours: Open 12:30pm until 3:00pm.

• Dinner Hours: Open 7:30pm until 10:30pn.

Package inclusions are subject to change.

BONUS FEATURES
LOCAL ATTRACTIONS 

Tourist Attractions Nearby:

• Sugar Loaf: 10 kilometers(6 miles)

• Lapa: 13 kilometers(8 miles)

• Christ Redeemer: 15 kilometers(9 miles)

• City Center: 15 kilometers(9 miles)

Want to visit for Carnival? 

Ask about rates and availability. 

Day by Day Events
Rio Carnival 2017

EVERY CARNIVAL DAY
February 24 – February 28
Afternoon
: Street bands along Copacabana and Ipanema beaches
Evenings: Popular dances at Cinelândia
20:00 Concerts at Samba Land
20:00 Concerts in Lapa
23:00 Rio Scala Ball

Main daily Events

Friday, February 24
19:00 Opening Ceremony – the Carnival King (Momo) is crowned by the city mayor and receives the city´s keys
21:00 First day of the Preliminary Parades
23:.00 Black Beads Party in Rio Scala

Saturday, February 25
09.30 Street Band Cordão do Bola Preta (Downtown)
16:00Banda de Ipanema meets at Praça General Osório, Ipanema
20:00 Street Band Competition in Av. Rio Branco, Centro (Downtown)
21:00 Second day the the Preliminary Parades
23:00 The Magic Ball at Copacabana Palace Hotel
23:00 Samba School Mangueira Ball in Rio Scala

Sunday, February 26
21:00 Parade of the Samba Schools in the First League (the Special Group)
23:00 The Marvelous City Ball in Rio Scala

Monday, February 27
21:00 Parade of the Samba Schools in the First League (the Special Group)
23:00 Long live the Beer Ball in Rio Scala

Tuesday, February 28
16:00 Banda de Ipanema marches for the last time
21:00 Parade of the Children`s Samba Schools
23:00 Gay Ball in Rio Scala

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Getting To The Airport – Contact M&V Limousines for a 10% discount on your trip to and from the airport!

Look Stunning on your next trip – make appointments today!

Non Profit Group Fundraising Cruise – Have fun while you raise money for your non profit organization!

Recently Engaged?  Congratulations!  You don’t want to do it all yourself.  Ask an expert for help planning a destination wedding and/or honeymoon package.

Destination Weddings –  Looking for ideas on where to hold your destination wedding?  Scroll through the articles to help you make your decision!

Honeymoon Ideas – Not sure where to go, what to do, what a destination offers?  Scroll through the articles for some ideas.  Share with engaged friends and family.  Just click social media buttons below!

Cuba Is Calling – Cuba is the up and coming Caribbean destination and now you can visit and enjoy the escorted tour of your choice.

DISNEY NEWS!   See what’s new.

What’s coming to Orlando – A taste of the Caribbean in Orlando.

Who ya Gonna Call?   We planned the perfect trip for you.  If something unforeseen goes wrong and  you need help, call us immediately.

Travel Tips and Alerts – Stay up on the latest tips and alerts!

Top 10 – Top 10 series!  Learn all about the top TEN!

To learn about Real Estate Investment, visit our other blog – it’s a work in progress!

Visit our website:  LIREIA

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Top Downstate New York Attractions

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Beautiful downstate New York.  If you have never visited, you should.  What are the some of the must sees downstate New York you ask?

New York City, aka Manhattan and known locally simply as “the city.”  Local terminology downstate is you go IN to “the city” and OUT to “the Island”, Long Island.  Why that is, I do not know, however, that is the way it’s said.

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  • You definitely want to visit Times Square.

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  • Be sure to take in a Broadway Show.These are just a few shows to choose from.  Don’t forget about off Broadway!

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  • Of course The Empire State Building is a must, and if you visit at the holidays, Rockefeller Center and possibly a holiday show.

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  • Radio City Music Hall’s world-famous Rockettes is always a popular and spectacular show.

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  • St. Patrick’s Cathedral is one of my favorite attractions.  I used to work around the block and back then, the Cathedral was open to the public.  I spent many a lunch hour enjoying the beautiful structure inside and out.

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  • Take a stroll through Central Park, relax in a rowboat, take a horse and carriage ride,  or enjoy a concert and the many play areas.

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  • Recent first-time visitors enjoyed seeing the world-famous Plaza Hotel which was featured in Home Alone 2.

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  • Many seeing New York for the first time also like to visit downtown.  There you can visit Wall Street, see the stock exchange and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum.

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  • You can also go up into the observatory of the New World Trade Center.

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  • Walk the Brooklyn Bridge!

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  • No trip is complete without visiting Battery Park, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. I worked right across the street from Battery Park when I worked downtown and my view from the law firm was of the Statue of Liberty!

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There’s so much more to do in New York City.  We haven’t even touched on the other four boroughs, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx and Staten Island or the exquisite dining available.

If you want to take in a few baseball games, well, there’s Yankee Stadium in the Bronx and Citi Field, home of The Mets, in Queens. For sports fanatics, there’s many other events as well.

I’m born and raised in New York and have done almost all of the attractions mentioned and many not mentioned.  I highly recommend a visit to New York.  You can spend three months here and not do it all!

Long Island – locally known as “the Island” Long Island is made up of the North Shore and the South Shore, aka as the North Fork and the South Fork.  If you head out to the world-famous Hamptons, which is comprised of many towns on the South Shore, not all necessarily containing the word Hampton, you are known to be heading “out east.”  The Hamptons is comprised of towns called Water Mill, Wainscott and Sagaponack, as well as Westhampton, Hampton Bays and East Hampton and more.

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Central Suffolk also has North Shore and South Shore towns.

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Local jargon states you head “out east” if you are going out past the forks.  When you head “out east” you can be heading out to either the North or South Shore.

Locals live ON Long Island, not in Long Island.

Nassau County.  Nassau is about a half hour to 45 minutes from NYC, depending on where you travel to.  There is a lot to see and do in Nassau County.

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  • Old Westbury Gardens is always a beautiful choice.  Old Westbury Gardens, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is the former home of John S. Phipps, his wife, Margarita Grace Phipps and their four children.  The magnificent Charles II-style mansion is nestled amid 200 acres of formal gardens, landscaped grounds, woodlands, ponds and lakes.  Westbury House is furnished with fine English antiques and decorative arts from the more than fifty years of the family’s residence.
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Me at Old Bethpage Village Restoration about a year ago for a Memorial Day Presentation

  • Old Bethpage Village Restoration – The Old Bethpage Village Restoration is a 209-acre recreated living museum village in Old Bethpage, New York. The village opened in 1970 with dozens of historic structures that had been saved from demolition by Nassau County

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  • Sagamore Hill – Sagamore Hill was the home of Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States, from 1885 until his death in 1919. During Roosevelt’s time in office, his “Summer White House” was the focus of international attention. Explore the natural surroundings and become inspired by the legacy of one of America’s most popular presidents.

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  • Jones Beach State Park – The park – 6.5 miles in length – is renowned for its beaches (which, excepting the beach on Zachs Bay, face the open Atlantic Ocean) and furnishes one of the most popular summer recreational locations for the New York metropolitan area. It is the most popular and heavily visited beach on the East Coast, with an estimated six million visitors per year
  • Jones beach also hosts the yearly Breast Cancer Walk – Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, which my family and I attend.  It is also home to the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater (originally Jones Beach Marine Theater.  It is an outdoor amphitheater located at Jones Beach State Park in Wantagh, New York. The theater was designed to specifications provided by Robert Moses, who created Jones Beach State Park.
  • Long Beach – Above are pictures shot by me, except for the one OF me,  a few years ago visiting spectacular Long Beach, NY.  Long Beach took a hard hit from Hurricane Sandy, but it’s been rebuilt and is as beautiful as ever. Long Beach is the home town of actor Billy Crystal who did a lot to help rebuild.

These are just a few of the many, many things to do in Nassau County.  Now onto Suffolk County.  Get ready for an amazing adventure.  Fire Island, Splish Splash Waterpark, The Hamptons, Wine Country, concert venues, history and nightlife.

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Pictures I took one summer on Fire Island
  • Fire Island – You can get to Fire Island National Seashore from a number of locations on Long Island, by various modes of transportation.
  • From mid-May to mid-October, many visitors either drive or take the Long Island Railroad to Bay Shore, Sayville and Patchogue on Long Island to access passenger ferries that service communities and National Park Service facilities on Fire Island.

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  • Splish Splash – Long Island’s famous waterpark.  Once a vast farmland on the east end of Long Island, Splish Splash is now the largest waterpark in the Tri-State area, spanning over 90 acres.  It opened in 1991 and has added onto the park consistently, almost yearly.  Splish Splash has been a family destination for 26 years and continues to carry family needs as its number one priority.  I’ve had a lot of fun through the years at Splish Splash with family and friends, but one adventure has always stood out!  See my new travel vlog for that story.

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  • The Hamptons, my old stomping grounds.  I spent a lot of time in the Hamptons over the years.  While it is known as the playground of the rich and famous, it is also home to the upper middle class and middle class and attracts visitors from around the world, as well as, locals.  With magnificent beaches, sprawling golf courses, amazing restaurants and nightlife, no wonder The Hamptons is a desirable location.  It is also host to destination weddings and/or honeymoons.  I honeymooned in Montuak, which is part of The Hamptons, five years ago myself.
  • The Hamptons is also a hotspot for shopping, art, dining and nightlife. It is home to The Hamptons Classic.  The Hampton Classic Horse Show is a Grand Prix event that is one of the larger show jumping contests in the United States and runs several days yearly.
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Pictures taken on my honeymoon

  • Monntauk – I used to spend summers out in Montauk with family as a young teen and visited with friends over the years.  I honeymooned out there five years ago.  Yes, it’s rather local for me, however, it’s a big honeymoon destination and we chose it for personal reasons that year.  We didn’t want to be far away from family. Montauk is also home to an annual St. Patrick’s Parade that attracts thousands locals from all over Long Island and New York City, and tourists alike.

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One of my visits to a winery out east.
  • Long Island Wine Country.  As you can see from the map above, the majority of the wineries are on the North Shore/Fork of Long Island.  They offer tours, tasting, live entertainment and much more.  It is very popular among both tourists and locals. Many  destination weddings take place at the wineries out east.  They are also very desireable for bachelorette parties.
  • Greenport.  Greenport is on the North Shore, not to far from Orient Point, which is the farthest point on the North Shore of Long Island.  You can take a ferry from Orient Point to Connecticut, which I’ve done many times to visit Boston and Maine. The ferry allows vehicles and pets (and children if well contained!)
  • Greenport is a quaint little town which offers romantic bed and breakfasts, motels, marina, shopping, restaurants, beaches and more.   It is east of wine country and many enjoy staying in Greenport and taking a day trip west to wine country.

  • No stay in Greenport is complete without visiting Claudios – Housed in a historic space with an antique bar, this family-run eatery serves old-school ocean fare. I’ve eaten there many times through the years and I highly recommend it.  You can enjoy an intimate, formal dinner inside, a meal on the deck outside or enjoy live music and dancing on the marina.  *Word on the street is that the venue is being sold after over 100 years of family ownership, however, I’m thinking the new owner will keep the traditions, the atmosphere and the menu.

  • For those who love the water, downstate New York is where you want to visit!  We have amazing beaches, water activities, whale watching, boating, jet skiing, diving and more!

As you can see from the pictures above, I’ve participated and enjoyed almost all of the activities mentioned.  There’s so much more I’ve done and you can do while visiting.

Downstate New York offers the best of all worlds from big city excitement to farmland, wine country, and amazing beaches, culture, history, entertainment and fun!  Come visit, there’s something for everyone – from Manhattan to Montauk!

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Destination Weddings –  Looking for ideas on where to hold your destination wedding?  Scroll through the articles to help you make your decision!

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Magnificent St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands

St. Thomas has to be my favorite Caribbean Island.  It is amazingly breathtaking.  While I love all of the Caribbean, St. Thomas has a special place in my heart!

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Guests that stay a minimum of 4 nights at a participating hotel will receive the 4th night free and $350 in On Island Certificates.The $350 in On Island Savings Coupon Booklet is provided by the Department of Tourism (DOT) and will be provided upon check – in. It is made up of seven (7) certificates in increments of $50.00 to be used at participating vendors for dining, shopping, and activities.

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Frenchman’s Reef Resort & Morning Star Beach Club has convenient access to downtown Charlotte Amalie via water taxi/ferry service available at Frenchman’s Dock. The affordable ferry service allows you to head downtown for excellent shopping, dining, and sightseeing and catch a ride back home to the Marriott Frenchman’s Reef Resort. Check times of departure at our onsite Adventure Center.

Top attraction:  Kayaking at Night

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St. Thomas is also a beautiful Destination Wedding and/or Honeymoon location!

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Look Stunning on your next trip – make appointments today!

Non Profit Group Fundraising Cruise – Have fun while you raise money for your non profit organization!

Recently Engaged?  Congratulations!  You don’t want to do it all yourself.  Ask an expert for help planning a destination wedding and/or honeymoon package.

Destination Weddings –  Looking for ideas on where to hold your destination wedding?  Scroll through the articles to help you make your decision!

Honeymoon Ideas – Not sure where to go, what to do, what a destination offers?  Scroll through the articles for some ideas.  Share with engaged friends and family.  Just click social media buttons below!

Cuba Is Calling – Cuba is the up and coming Caribbean destination and now you can visit and enjoy the escorted tour of your choice.

DISNEY NEWS!   See what’s new.

What’s coming to Orlando – A taste of the Caribbean in Orlando.

Who ya Gonna Call?   We planned the perfect trip for you.  If something unforeseen goes wrong and  you need help, call us immediately.

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