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Let’s admit it that besides saving money for our kids’ education, future business ventures, and emergency purposes, we are also saving money for recreation, entertainment, and traveling. Correct? Lots of priorities but sometimes we forget to treat ourselves to a getaway.
My husband and I do save for future travel plans. In fact, we are now starting to build up our travel savings because we are now planning our next vacation to the Philippines in two years. Although it’s still far ahead, we want to have something to look forward to so there’s a motivation for us to save money as much as we can from the pay check. Although I am a full-time stay-at-home-mom and wife, I still manage to make money by selling online unused and pre-owned stuff. I started selling online four years ago. My husband understands why I do this because I want to help saving for our travel funds. As years pass by, plane ticket rates are getting higher and higher. The food prices keep going up. The travel budget we had two years ago should at least increase by half. Am I feeling the pressure already? As much as possible, I don’t want to feel stressed by this.
It is hard to find money nowadays where employment competition is high. I want to look for a job and go back to work but I have to stay home full time until my darling daughter goes to school. My darling husband is a good provider and a responsible father. Hence, I will stick to making money online right now.
Hopefully, we will be able to reach our travel budget savings goal before the vacation time comes. We will not go during the peak season next time. Oh no! Summer is peak season! Now we might have a problem.
I, together with my DD, had lunch today with her godmothers J and E at Furr’s Fresh Buffet in Plano, Texas. Because we usually go to a Mexican restaurant whenever we get together, we tried a different place this time.
E suggested Furr’s Fresh Buffet. It’s located along I-75 (Central Expressway) in Plano, Texas. She said the restaurant just opened few months ago. I haven’t heard about it until today. My husband said there’s one in Richardson.
Like other buffet restaurants, Furr’s also have lots of food selection. But the specialty of the restaurant is more on American food. Salads, brisket, steak, pizza, pasta, hamburger, meatloaf, dinner rolls, veggies, cakes, cupcakes, etc…everything looked delicious! I tried not to overload my plate with food because I won’t finish them all. My DD enjoyed the broccoli with ranch. It’s one of her favorite vegetables.
So many customers. The restaurant is clean and organized. The only concern I had was, the attendant wasn’t very friendly and she was inattentive. I don’t know if my friends noticed that but I did.
I told my husband about the buffet restaurant. He asked me if I like this one better than the other restaurant we usually go to. “Not much,” I said. To me, my favorite buffet restaurant has the best dinner rolls.
If you haven’t been traveling in a while, now is the time to plan and get ready for your next vacation. You know, lots of travel deals during Spring and Summer seasons are promoted all over the Internet. You just have to look for legit travel agents who will will assist and guide you through the whole process.
Some travelers love going to the tropics. Others go to North and South Americas. Europe has been a good vacation destination, too. Whichever of these places is your choice, it is very important to keep in mind that a well-planned vacation is the key to a satisfying and enjoyable one.
When I am traveling, especially by plane, here’s a few necessary travel things I stick in my bag.
1. Tickets (confirm tickets two weeks before departure)
2. Passport (serves as my identification)
3. Credit card (the only one I use while on travel)
4. Hotel accommodation confirmations
5. Car and house keys
6. Cash (for miscellaneous expenses like terminal fees, food, fares, etc.)
7. To-do list, notes about the place, health precautions…
8. Digital camera
9. iPad, netbook, or laptop and cellphone (for communication)
10. Small notepad and a pen
I know some of you don’t take more than the things on the list, but others do. It is best to always double check your belongings before leaving.
For those who are first time travelers to the UK, especially to England, one of the nice places you can visit is London. Find hotels in London online for convenience. UKplaces.net will provide you with information about the hotels of your choice such as customer ratings and reviews, hours of operation, and detailed address. You can also browse for recreation places if you want to unwind a little bit.
All in all, wherever you plan to go for a vacation, it is your responsibility to secure every thing you need for traveling.
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This afternoon, I joined the Mother’s Day BBQ party with friends held in Royse City, Texas. One of the girl friends just moved in Royse City few months ago and she hosted the Mother’s Day BBQ party. Everyone brought something to grill – pork, beef, and seafood. As usual, there are lots of food.
Whenever girls get together, we talk a lot. But when we started eating these delicious foods, we got quiet for a while.
On the other hand, one of our friend said there will be an Asian Festival in Dallas this coming Saturday, May 18. I haven’t been to festivals since I got here in the US and I don’t know how to go to Dallas by myself. The event is going to be held in Downtown Dallas so lots of one-way streets. I want to go. Hopefully, my husband will let me.
Coming to Germany offers visitors many opportunities. Exploring the history of the country and experiencing the fantastic culture it has to offer are two of the most popular things to do for tourists, but thankfully there’s much more to discover too. Germany is also a great destination for nightlife which may not surprise those who know of its expertise in creating great beers. Finding a good nightclub in Germany could be the difference between a great night and an early cab home, and location is an important factor in finding one that is going to suit your taste.
Given that Munich is the one of the most visited cities of Germany, you would expect to find a host of great places to go drinking and dancing. With over 70,000 bars, restaurants and nightclubs in the city you will not be disappointed. Prinzregentenstrabe 1, or P1 as it is more commonly known, is a favourite destination for the rich and famous such as Boris Becker and the Bayern Munich football team.
While the club does indeed have high drink prices, it is still a popular destination for tourists and residents due to its huge dance floor, and the opportunity to rub shoulders with the renowned people of Germany.
Berlin is a vibrant and modern city despite its troubled recent past. With a host of nightclubs in Germany’s second city, one of the picks is the 40 Seconds club, which was given its name due to it taking 40 seconds for party goers to get from the ground floor to the 8th floor in the elevator.
Due to the club being so high it offers some great views of the city which you can admire while dancing in one of the three nightclub lounges and the club is also known for hosting film premieres and fashion shows.
If you find yourself in Dusseldorf while travelling through Germany, be sure to head to Checker’s. The music played here includes house and RnB/hip-hop while the prices are extremely reasonable for a nightclub in a city.
The first Tuesday of every month sees the club packed with students and residents, and the club is also rumoured to be the place that Claudia Schiffer was discovered by her eventual modelling agency.
Frankfurt’s liveliest nightclub, The Cocoon, is a favourite for the locals in the city. The club’s music of choice is electronic and house music and hosts a live DJ or act every weekend for customers. The Cocoon also has two restaurants but you have to reserve a table to eat there before you head off to the dance floor. Be sure to check out great car rental deals at autoeurope.com.
While not as well known as some of the other locations on the list, Bonn is home to the N8schict which is conveniently sandwiched between two pubs. The club houses an enormous dance floor which comes to life at 11pm every night, and plays different music depending on the day of the week. Genres vary from indie; rock and 70’s to cater for people of all ages. Wednesday is the cheapest night to go here while ladies night is on Thursday where there is no entrance fee to get into the club.