See the Secret Side of Switzerland

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When you think of Switzerland, what immediately comes to mind?  Snow?  Skiing? Hot Chocolate?  What about cheese and dairy and fondue?  A neutral country during times of war and bank accounts?  That last part may just be the historian in me coming out…

Switzerland has so much more than that to offer.  During the summer, there’s water recreation.  I mean, liquid water – like lakes, not just the frozen stuff.  Or take a hike.  A hike to see the gorgeous countryside, not just, like, go away.

Check out the above video from the Swiss Tourism board, and be sure to view all of their other videos.  They are hilarious!  There may also be a contest to win a trip to Switzerland involved.  Jus’ sayin…

AirBNB Can Be Home When Traveling

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Are you familiar with AirBNB?  Basically, it’s like a network that allows people to rent out their homes to travelers.  Some of these are vacation homes, some are like house-sitting, and other times, you’re renting a spare room in someone’s house or their guest house.

AirBNB has released their latest ad campaign.  This is a fabulous video that I really think is pretty fab.  You have to watch it all the way to the end though.

Las Vegas Vacations for Adults

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Las Vegas is a fantabulous place to visit.  There was a time that it was full of questionable people and shady dealings.  No longer.  It’s not somewhere you can feel safe to bring your family, whether it’s your kids or your granny.  However, this Las Vegas Vacations post ain’t about that.  It’s about partying and adult trips to Las Vegas.

When I lived in SoCal, one of our favorite girls’ getaways was to head to Vegas.  We could fly cheaply on Southwest Airlines, get a room at a fab hotel, and have a good time.  A really good time.  Even if we didn’t decide to fly, it was a fairly short road trip of about 3 ½ hours. 

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Have You Ever Wanted to go to Aruba?

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When I was in like 4th grade, the movie Cocktail came out.  And if you know anything about that movie, you know that the song Kokomo was popular too.  SUPER popular.  It was about then that I first became semi-aware of Aruba. 

Now that I’m, ummmm…older, I am much more familiar with the island nation of Aruba, and the amenities that they offer.  I was asked what I’d like to do if I went to Aruba, and why I’d want to go.   First, why do I want to go to Aruba?  Uhhh…really?  I want to go because it’s ARUBA!  As for what I would want to do?  Well, I’m the type of person that likes to jam in a little of everything when I go somewhere. 

Aruba is known for its ahhh-mazing beaches with stunning white sands and gorgeous turquoise waters.  I like to swim in the ocean, and love love love to snorkel.  So I think I’d totally take advantage of that. 

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VISIT FLORIDA this Year

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I’ve been lucky enough to have travelled extensively in my life.  However, one of the places that I haven’t spent much time is Florida.  I mean, sure.  I’ve spent a weekend or two in Miami, enjoying the unique culture and the amazing Art Deco architecture.  Oh, and the nightlife.  You definitely can’t forget the nightlife of South Beach. 

When I was in High School, we took a family trip to Orlando.  One guess why, right?  Of course it was for a trip to Disneyworld and a trip to the other Disney family of amusement parks.  This was about a year or so before they opened the Wild Kingdom Animal Park, so we missed out on visiting that.  I’d love to go back for a trip to see it. 

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I’ve also been to Tampa a couple times for quick business trips.  There wasn’t much to remember from those jaunts, but I didn’t get out much either. 

Being a major history buff, I would love to spend some time in St Augustine.  Everything I’ve heard about the town is that it’s a great romantic escape.  It’s the oldest continuously occupied European settlement in the 48 states.  I think that would make a fantastic 3 or 4 day weekend. 

I’ve also kind of always wanted to go on one of those everglades tours in the airboats.  I don’t know if they still do those, but I think it would be kind of fun.  Don’t you?  I mean as long as we didn’t get eaten by alligators or have the boat flip over or anything. 

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Doesn’t a vacation to Florida sound kind of awesome right now?  Would you like to win one?  Well, in Florida’s 500 Years of Adventure Sweepstakes, you can enter to win one of many trips to Florida.  Each week, there’s a new getaway that you can enter to win.    Entering is super easy.  Just head over to the site, and fill out your info.  If you’ve entered previously, all you need to do is log in to enter again.

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Let’s Go See A Show – in the UK!

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In a former life, I used to travel quite a bit.  Granted, it was mostly for work, but that still counts, right?  One of my favorite things to do when in a strange town was to spend an evening painting said town red.  A nice evening out for me would consist of dinner somewhere and maybe a little evening sightseeing. 

Imagine a night out in London…Having a fantastic dinner and then heading to the West End theatre district to take in one of the hit shows.  Or maybe a sporting event is more your style.  Wouldn’t the soccer lover in your life love taking in a footy game in England?  How about seeing your favorite band across the pond?  It could be the ultimate fan experience!

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My Real Trip to Ski Resorts

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When I was in my teens, I could see it – me, in my fancy fur-edged parka, slim pants, and cool boots, swooshing down a hillside, going a million miles an hour.  I would ride up the side of the mountain in the open chair lift, cute boy at my side…

I have wanted to learn how to ski since I was young. I love the snow covered mountains, and I have watched many people maneuver down the hillsides. I would love to be one of them, and in my mind’s eye, I am! I see these little kids skiing, and they take to it so naturally. What is my holdup?

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Discover the 133 Children Stories of Titanic Branson

The First and Only World Tribute to Titanic’s Littlest Heroes

Exhibit opens January 18, 2013 at the Titanic Branson attraction.

The RMS Titanic sailed with 2,208 people on board – 133 of them were children. These were Titanic’s littlest heroes. What they saw, heard and felt from the moment they boarded the ship has been documented and visualized for the first time anywhere by the Titanic Museum Attractions in Branson, Missouri and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This year-long, exclusive exhibit is a celebration of The Children of Titanic whose bravery, innocence and faith can be an inspiration to us all.

I can only imagine the anticipation, anxiety and exhilaration of these kids!

For more information, please contact the Titanic Museum attraction at 800-381-7670.