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Not Traveling Far For the Holidays

Who’s excited for Christmas? I am. My household is super excited.  My darling daughter has already created her wishlist. She had a few expensive ones on there but I know she will appreciate what Santa would bring her on Christmas Day.

We are not traveling very far for the Holidays this year.  We are spending Christmas with my in-laws in Tyler. Our travel plans are still on, though.  We are thinking of vacationing next year for our 10th wedding anniversary to the Philippines.  Hopefully on Christmas Break.  As you know, making travel arrangements when you have a student is quite difficult because we need to consider the number of days the school is off. Normally, the school’s maximum break time is two weeks during the Holidays-which is nice, I think.

Anyway, I hope you all have a wonderful Holidays with your loved ones. And be safe in traveling especially in the snow.

Researching Your Perfect Vacation Getaway

For many people, the ideal getaway involves traveling to and staying by the coastline of the eastern seaboard. People who live in landlocked states in particular find enjoyment and adventure in vacationing in locales like gulf coast towns, the quiet beaches in North Carolina, and tropical islands off the coasts.

However, before you arrive, you may want to know exactly what lies in store for your upcoming vacation. You can find out about the accommodations, amenities, recreational opportunities, and more by visiting the company’s website today.

Local Dining

Part of the fun of traveling to a new city or state is checking out the local cuisine. You may want to try fare that is unlike any meal that you can get at home.

The website offers visitors a list of local places you can sample during your visit. The local eateries have food and beverages that are made from ingredients that are native to the area. You could try seafood dishes made from freshly caught fish, lobsters, scallops, and crabs, all of which may be next to impossible to get at home.

Further, you might want to dress up for dinner during your vacation rather than visit a place where jeans and tee shirts are acceptable. The website shows you what eateries are formal or semi-formal so you can enjoy a fancy night out instead of a meal inside your hotel room.

Local Shopping

What would any vacation be without bringing back some souvenirs and mementos by which to remember the trip? When you want to venture into local stores for some shopping, you might wonder where these businesses are located.

The website provides the address of local stores and also gives you a preview of what kind of products you will find in each one. You can head to stores where you can find clothing, keepsakes, and more during your travels.

Local Activities

Finally, you might want to indulge in some of the recreational opportunities found in the resort town where you will be staying. You can check the website to find where you to enjoy some of the best bird watching, fishing, swimming, and other outdoor activities.

The site tells you if you need a permit or what the local laws are regarding viewing and approaching wildlife. You can get pictures, videos, and other images to remember the outdoor fun you enjoyed during your vacation.

Things To Do At Beaver’s Bend State Park In Oklahoma

This is the first Spring Break ever and we had a great time.  Our favorite getaway place, Beaver’s Bend State Park in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, was as relaxing and peaceful as ever. We have been here a few times in the previous years and I can say this is a great place if you need to be just with yourself or with your family enjoying the serenity of nature away from the busy life in the big city.

Here are few things you can do at Beaver’s Bend State Park:

Hiking

Hiking – There are hiking trails all over the state park.

We enjoy hiking.  Besides being a good exercise, hiking gives you feeling of achievement.  Once you reach the top of the hill, it feels amazing. Climbing down the hill feels more tiresome because you are using different muscles. Overall, it’s an awesome hobby.

Camping

Camping – Beaver’s Bend State Park in Oklahoma is also a great place to camp.  There are family-friend and pet-friendly camping grounds in the park.

We drove around and saw campers in their tents and camper vans. Since it is Spring Break, we saw group of young campers in the area.  My family haven’t tried camping yet because of personal reasons. Hopefully we will be able to camp here in the future.

Camping needs a lot of preparation.  You have to have a very well-made and durable camping tent. Camping is fun, too.  Remember, there is no cellphone signal in the woods so you can only use data on your mobile phones.  On the other hand, there are areas in the park where cell signals are very limited.

Soaking your feet in the ice cold water in the river.

Fishing – Yes, you can do fishing in the river at Beaver’s Bend State Park.  Bring your fishing gear and unexpired fishing license or fishing permit and you are good to catch rainbow trouts and other trouts.

We would love to go fishing in the future.  We just have to work on my darling daughter’s patience.  🙂 For now, we just enjoy soaking our feet in the ice cold water in the river.

DO NOT FORGET:  If you hear the siren, get off the water immediately because the water level in the river will rise quickly when they release water from the dam.  🙂

 

How To Buy A Yacht

You have worked hard your entire life and have made yourself into a financial success. You have earned every penny you have ever made, and now it is time for you to enjoy the spoils of your success. You want to buy a yacht, but you honestly have no idea how it is done. You do know that if you walk onto a yacht sales lot with no understanding of the yacht buying process that you could get taken advantage of by a sales professional. To get the best deal possible on your first yacht, there are some steps you should follow.

Become Familiar With Yachts

If you know someone with any kind of passenger boat, then ask to have them show you how to operate the boat. You should ask about the important terms associated with boating, and spend some time becoming familiar with the details of boating. While videos are not the same thing as real life, you can use yacht instruction videos online to learn how to apply your basic boating knowledge to yachts. You can also use the Internet to find reading information that will help you to understand as much as possible about yachts and how they operate.

Understand Yacht Pricing

What are the key differences between new and used yacht prices? When you are looking over a yacht to buy, what are the key price features you are looking for? You cannot go into a yacht purchase negotiation without having at least a basic understanding as to what determines the value of a yacht. If you do not train yourself to understand how new and used yachts are priced, then you are not going to have a lot of success in your negotiations.

Buy From A Reputable Dealer

There are plenty of private individuals who sell yachts, but you want to work with a dealership that has products such as Back Cove yachts for sale. A dealership has a reputation to protect when it comes to dealing with the public, and maintaining strong relationships with yacht manufacturers. A reputable dealer will work with you on every aspect of the purchase and help you to determine which yacht is perfect for you.

A yacht is a luxury that people spend a long time earning. But when you have reached the point where you feel like you want to reward yourself for a lifetime of hard work, then few rewards are more fulfilling than buying your own yacht.