Sit Back and Enjoy the Ride

While riding the train to work, I noticed a card lying on the ground. On the card, there was a picture of a large bus with colored lights, and the words “visit us here for a great party bus site“, which got me a little interested. Although most people ride around in these buses when they want to have fun with a large group of people, I thought it would be a neat idea to ride in one alone and just have fun for the day. I went to the website from the card and rented my own party bus for a day.

The bus looked big from the outside, but on the inside it was even bigger. Continue reading “Sit Back and Enjoy the Ride”

Tips on Finding the Best Golf Courses to Visit During Vacation

Tips on Finding the Best Golf Courses to Visit During VacationIf you like to hit the links, you can find amazing places to play all over the world. You can plan an entire vacation around your game, or you can just plan to fit in a few holes while you are visiting a new place. Whatever kind of trip you are planning, you will need to identify the best golf courses so you can get the most out of your experience while you are there.

Here are a few tips on how you can find the best greens when you are traveling away from home:

Learn about Course Characteristics

All golf courses are designed a bit differently. Sure, the end result is to get the ball in the hole, but you may have to make it over hilly terrain, deal with huge sandbars, or manage other obstacles along the way. Some places are designed for a more professional skill set, while others are created with amateurs in mind. They may offer the full 18 holes, or they

Take A Day Trip To A Blueberry Farm

Take A Day Trip To A Blueberry FarmJuly is when blueberries come into season, both wild and cultivated high bush. Depending on how the weather has been and which part of the country you live in, it can be anytime from the beginning of the month through the first few weeks. Here are some tips for visiting a blueberry farm.

Call Before You Leave/Check the Website

If you aren’t sure what the hours of the farm are, or what the weather might be like, or if they can accommodate your Uncle Charlie’s wheelchair, call first. There is nothing more disappointing then driving there, especially if you have to drive a long way, only to find out you made your trip in vain. The farm is more than happy to answer whatever questions you have before hand on the phone. Weather is a fickle thing and it might not be raining at your house, but an hour away it could be pouring buckets. On a similar note check to see if the farm has a website, or a Facebook page. Often

Some Key Aspects to Consider While Planning a Family Tour

Some Key Aspects to Consider While Planning a Family TourTraveling is a delightful experience that allows you to discover some new prospects and helps to relieve you from the stress of daily life. Traveling will also allow you to gather some new experiences in life along with other countless possibilities of experiencing enough adventures and thrills. It is the best way to refresh you and get relief from the boredom of regular lifestyle. Arranging a tour with your family will also give you chances to spend some quality time with them. In fact, traveling lets you gain proper knowledge about the diverse culture of the world.

However, traveling also includes certain things that are a must for you to consider making your experience a memorable one. While planning, you must keep some specific points in mind such as the total duration of the tour, budget, documents needed and a lot more. The following points will help you to a have proper idea on the necessities while arranging:

Select Your Destination

Before considering anything else, it is important to

Wildlife in Etosha National Park

Etosha National Park is located in northwest Namibia and has an area of about 22 270 square kilometers. The park is located in Kunene and has Oshana, Otjozondjupa and Oshikoto as the neighboring regions. The name Etosha means “Great White Place”, possibly derived from the massive salt pan that is characteristic of the place that is said to be visible from space. The pan covers about 25% of the park. It was declared a game reserve in 1907 and then elevated to national park status in 1967 through legislation by the then Republic of South Africa, which had jurisdiction at the time. Since then, it has become one of the most important game reserves in Southern Africa.

The park is a habitat for many species of mammals, reptiles, birds and some species that are endangered or threatened. To be more precise, according to, 114 species of mammals, 340 bird species, 110 species of reptiles, 16 species of amphibians and one species of fish. The salty pan used to be a lake that dried up thousands of years ago. However, the pan fills up with water seasonally during heavy rains. The temporary pond attracts large flocks of wading birds

Top 3 Ways to Increase Your Golfing Skills

Golfers are always looking for great ways to increase their skills. I put together a list of the top 3 ways to increase your golfing skills without having to pay a trainer to help you.

Elbow Needs To Be Touching Your Hip

One of the biggest mistakes I see most golfers make is not keeping their elbow touching their hip. It’s very easy to overlook this step because it feels natural for your elbows to stick out to the side but try to avoid doing that at all cost. Your elbow touching your hip keep your club nice and straight so that you have more control when you hit the ball.

Let Your Golf Club Do Its Job

Most golfers think that the harder you hit the ball, the further it will go. This is not necessarily true. It takes a precise swing, directly in the middle of the ball to make it go far. If you are swinging to hard and are not hitting the exact part of the club that you need to, the shot is going to slice or become a fresh air shot. Take your time and make sure

Five Golf Courses Worth Traveling To

Golf, as we know it, was started in Scotland during the mid-15th century. It is a sport that is filled with history, tradition, and legends. It wasn’t until the late 18th century that golf made its way over to America. If you’re a fan of the sport, traveling to golf courses can be an exciting way to see the world. Here’s a list of five golf courses that every golfer should visit.

1. St. Andrews, Old Course

No list of golf destinations would be complete without talking about St. Andrew’s course. It’s one of the oldest golf courses in the world and is often called the “Home of Golf.” It’s located in Fife, Scotland. You’ll get the chance to soak in the history of golf while digging around for your ball in the Scottish heather.

2. Pebble Beach Golf Links

When you’re done relaxing at their world-class spa, take a swing on the rocky California cliffs at Pebble Beach. They’ve hosted the U.S. Open five times. Take a swing on the same course played on by great golfers such as Jack Nicklaus and Graeme McDowell.

3. Osaka Golf Club

Located about an

Five Tips For What to Wear at Golf Courses

It is difficult to find a better way to spend an afternoon than to play a round of golf. Not only do you get to spend time outside, but you get to enjoy the rich sense of history and tradition that the game offers. Some of that tradition also extends to the wardrobe, and if you are new to hitting the links, it is not always easy to know what the ideal golf attire. These four tips can help take some of the guesswork of choosing an outfit, so you always feel comfortable and look on point when you’re visiting your favorite golf courses.

Check the Rules

Before you pick up your clubs, check with the facility that you’re playing at to see what their wardrobe rules are. Some courses may have very specific guidelines, such as no jeans allowed or the proper length for shorts. Familiarizing yourself with these recommendations can make it much easier to plan an outfit and ensure that you don’t wind up feeling out of place.

Get Collared

When you’re choosing a shirt, it’s always a good idea to opt for a collared style for hitting the links.

Making the Most of Your Staycation

Trying to rein in spending this summer? This year, forgo the pricey vacation and opt for the cheap and cheerful staycation. Staycations can be a surprisingly fun alternative, if you put a little planning and effort into it. Dial down the day-to-day drudgery and schedule in loads of exciting activities – and your holiday will be a resounding success!

Drop the Routine:

    • Treat work the same as you would, when out of the country. Can’t avoid being ‘on call’? Keep it to emergencies. Otherwise it isn’t a proper vacation.

    • Take care of household chores beforehand, or afterwards. A relaxing holiday doesn’t include laundry, cleaning and grocery shopping.

    • Clear the family calendar. Take a break from regularly scheduled obligations, classes and sports. Replace with fun-filled, group activities.

  • Set appropriate expectations within your social circle i.e. you’ll be unreachable for the duration, or responding to urgent issues only.

Switch Off Electronics:

    • Utilize ‘out-of-office’ settings on computers and phones. Others will be less likely to panic when you don’t respond instantly.

    • Turn off the idiot box. PVR your favourite programs and catch up afterwards;

Chicago Staycation

Living paycheck to paycheck most definitely means vacations are a luxury of the few. Even a flight to the east coast to visit my own family is out of the question this year, as finances need to be controlled. As a mom I feel guilty for not being able to give my son the experience of traveling to diverse destinations or even the Lake Erie Peninsula of my youth. In the city of Chicago itself, even a typical staycation needs the budget pruned.

Flush the guilt away. What matters most is time spent together. Here are some options to higher cost alternatives.

If you can’t afford to go to a Chicago Bulls game attend a local University’s basketball game, i.e. Depaul, University of Chicago, Loyola, etc. My 8 yr old was just as happy, and it was pizza night at the game, so we saved money on concessions with a slice of free pizza.

Can’t afford the Mexican Resort?- Take your kids to Pilsen the Mexican neighborhood right off the 18th st. pink line train stop. Your kids will be able to experience authentic Mexican culture in America rather than a sterile cruise and

Top Tips for Getting Away From It All, Without Actually Getting Away

I have just booked a holiday, the kind of holiday I have never booked before… an all inclusive week long spa break. I have almost always gone away in search of something; adventure, creativity, exploration (of self and the world), romance, culture, learning… but now I know all this is available on my own doorstep I feel less of a need for a holiday and strangely, I feel like I need to need this kind of holiday!

This got me thinking and in a recent survey I did in my own head, it seems that many people reach a certain point, let’s call it a breaking point, and decide they need a holiday. The ten main reasons for going on holiday, according to the aforementioned survey, were as follows;

1) Need to get away from work/life stress

2) To relax

3) To get quality time with loved ones

4) Habit – “we always get away at this time of year.”

5) A break from the norm

6) A new experience/different culture

7) To have some fun – nightlife, a sporting event, or just an adventure.

8) To get

5 Helpful Car Rental Tips

All of us look forward to saving as much as we can. When it comes to traveling, it matters even more. Although many travelers focus on saving through cheap airfares and hotel deals, there is a lot more attention that needs to be paid to the car rental costs. You’d be surprised to come across how high these can be. One common misconception is that these car rental rates are all the same and there is no point in planning before time.

You certainly need those wheels on your next trip. However, you can save through so many ways to cut down the never ending cost of car rental. Here are some of our best advices.

1. Join a Loyalty Program
Although there are still a lot of travelers who hesitate upon joining any extra programs, there is no reason why you shouldn’t. A loyalty program is great because signing up is free of cost and the long term benefits are great. It might be stressful to understand the procedures initially, but who would mind getting upgrades and perks? With being a loyal member, you’ve significant chances of improving your status. Just like frequent fliers

Top Tips for Renting a Car for Your Trip

Whether you are staying in your home country or are planning a vacation abroad, having reliable transport is essential. Renting a car is one excellent way to enjoy freedom on holiday as well as complete convenience; hiring a vehicle abroad does not have to be expensive either, and there are now many companies offering excellent car rental services for exceptional prices worldwide.

The first tip for renting a car for your trip is to make sure you get a good deal on the price. Many agencies will offer excellent prices for those who spend an extended period of time renting a vehicle. Before you choose from any particular agency, check out their offers for one week or two week extended rentals – you may be pleasantly surprised with the prices you can get.

Of course, check that any special offers available are on good quality vehicles and all inclusive packages. Some companies will sell cheap packages on price, and then the customer finds out that not everything they need is within that package, or the vehicle is old and not particularly comfortable or reliable.

The next tip for renting a vehicle for your vacation

The 4 Benefits of Hiring a Professional Taxi for Long Distance Travel

You make plans to go out for a short outing with your friends and family and then there appears the question as to who would be driving the car to and fro. Unless you are an ardent driver and love being behind the wheels, it is something very tiring when you have to drive continuously for long distances unless you are trained to do so. To keep yourself away from such problems you can always choose the easy option of hiring a professional taxi service that has trained drivers helping you travel to your destination without any hassle.

Choosing a professional cab service for long distance travelling, has several benefits to its name and helps you in different ways. It saves up on finances as well as the energy that you can, in turn, utilise while you enjoy yourself during the outing.

• Easy on the pocket – You may also prefer to take along your car and that would add up to your expenses as well when you need to pay up for the fuel and other vehicle maintenance costs such as insurance. Therefore, hiring a cab service to take you to your destination

Getting Around When Travelling Requires A Car Hire

People travel around the globe all the time, and find themselves stuck. Whether you’re going international or you are staying local, you’re going to find that mobility is something that you have to think about. Before you venture forth with a car hire, or perhaps rent a car, you should absolutely consider a few tips and tricks about this. You could easily find yourself spending a lot of money on this, when you don’t have to. With that in mind, consider the following elements when booking your next trip.

How Big Is Public Transit?

Here is the first thing that you need to consider, and it’s in regards to public transportation. Are you going to be visiting a location that has a lot of this for a low cost? Furthermore, does it get packed? There’s nothing worse than venturing to a new locale, and stuffing yourself into a bus. Some options are simple, like subway systems, as they don’t get nearly as crowded as some finite options like buses. Think about this as you look for a cheap car hire.

Renting A Car

You could very well rent a car. That’s right, you

Five Ways To Protect Your Vehicle When Taking An Away Trip

There are lots of things that you’ll likely miss when taking an extended, away trip. Foremost among these, however, will probably be your vehicle. In addition to being a reliable source of transportation, your car can provide a warm, welcoming environment. After all, people who spend lots of commuting also spend lots of time in their cars. Fortunately, there are five, simple things that you can do to keep your auto safe while you’re away.

Always fill your tank up with gas, especially if you intend to be gone a month or more. This will ensure that you have more than just fumes waiting for you when you get ready to pick your vehicle back up. This also limits the amount of moisture that accumulates in the gas tank, which can cause the seals to dry out.

Consider investing in a car cover. No matter where you car is parked during you trip, you do not want it to be exposed to the elements, especially given that you aren’t around to wash potential damaging debris and residues off. A lightweight and quality cover can be cleaned at a far lesser cost the cost of having

Three Tips for Finding Vacation Deals

Everybody loves to take a break from their regular life and get out of town. Whether you work, are in school, or are simply stuck in a rut, a trip is a wonderful way to recharge your batteries and lower the level of stress in your life. One of the obstacles that many people face is that travel can be expensive. You have to pay for flights, eating out, and hotel stays. One of the best ways to keep these costs down is to find vacation deals. Here are four tips to find bargains on your next getaway.

Pick Your Times

Getting good prices on hotels and flights is all about timing. While most people know that booking a plane ticket far in advance can save you money, flying on specific days can as well. For many airlines, flights during the week will be cheaper than during the weekend. Likewise, many resorts increase their rates for Friday and Saturday nights. If your destination is popular due to the climate, such as a beach or a ski resort, consider reserving a room during the off-season. Many establishments offer significantly reduced rates during the slow times. In some

The U.S. Virgin Islands Surprise Tips

It’s been a long time since I mentioned my beloved U. S. Virgin Islands. Here are some tips that I’ve learned through the years of visiting there. It must be special there, or I wouldn’t have been there sixteen times so far.

Did you know it’s actually illegal to wear your bathing suit away from the pool or beach in the Virgin Islands? Plus, with the extensive jewelry shops in downtown Charlotte Amalie, nobody would want to see your bikini anyway. They just don’t go well with that million dollar ring. Also, you don’t want to wear your bathing suit when you go out to eat, unless it’s your hotel’s pool bar.

Hey, at least they take American money and don’t have outrageous tips, although they might be included, so do be aware of it. There are hotel fees, though.

When you do go out, though, make sure to drive on the left. They’ve always driven on the left, ever since the trading days of yesteryear. Also, make sure to drive your seat belts, when you’re in the front seats anyway. Don’t use a cell phone while you drive, though. That is against the

Here Is How to Avoid Gaining Weight

Holidays are different from usual days when you are not so conscious about your health and diet. A study which weighed up the habits of the travelers reveals that people are careless about their regular food habits while they are on vacation or traveling. Seems legit!

People usually go on holidays to take a break from their everyday life which is jam-packed with a lot of stress and worries. So, when they are taking a break, why would anyone worry about what they are having in their plate?

But, noticing that you have put on some weight after vacation is something that you would definitely never want. If so, here are a few tips to follow to avoid gaining weight when out on a holiday –

Have meals in small portions: When you travel, your entire body system travels. You walk a lot, your brain thinks and runs more than it typically does, and as a result, you feel butterflies in your stomach, repeatedly. And, when you are hungry, even the slightest aroma can stimulate the hungry, ravenous creature inside. This is when you tend to eat more than your capacity. When on flight, ship

5 Apps for Picking a Restaurant on Your Next Road Trip

Road trips are a lot of fun. No matter where you are headed, they offer an exciting way to see new places and spend time with friends. Before heading out on a road trip, it is always a good idea to prepare. After packing lists, boxes of games, and a good playlist, you need to think about food to eat. While it is smart to bring snacks for the road, you also want to think about stopping at a restaurant. Here are the apps that will make the job of deciding where to eat on the road so much easier.


You’ve probably seen their website, but did you know that Zomato has an app as well? Much like their website, Zomato’s app will show you all of the local eateries by type, from classic American joints to funkier fusion spots. It also shows you breweries, coffee shops, and farmer’s markets, if you need a quick pick-me-up. Every restaurant is shown using Urbanspoon’s old rating system. Eat up!

Food Tripping

If you want to bypass the fast food joints that dot every highway off-ramp for something more substantial and better for your body,