I have always been more interested in the lesser known tourist attractions. You can keep the Plymouth Rock or the Grand Canyon, give me something quirky like the World’s Biggest Ball of Yarn or a cool roadside mural. I have been taking a week off every summer and going around the country visiting cool landmarks for years now and it is always a delight. This time I went to see the Ave Maria Grotto. Even though it is located in my home state, it’s too far to drive so I found a few lovely hotels in Alabama near Cullman where the Grotto is located. The hotel I stayed at was top notch, great quality, it wasn’t ritzy but then honey you know neither am I.
Being so close to the site I was able to visit several times and get loads of pictures. Ave Maria is made up of over 100 miniature reproductions of classical buildings and religious sites. It is a wonder to behold. It is located in an old quarry beside St. Read the rest of this entry »
November 16th, 2015 by admin
I am looking at what I want to do now that I have my own place and I have a bit of money put aside. Of course paying for a package of TV programming is a small luxury for any person in reality. You probably need your internet for example, I have to have it for a variety of reasons. I do not have to pay for TV, but I do like to watch it. At any rate I am looking for a good deal, like the one on this website. Of course I realize that you probably have to look at the real offer and not just the introductory offer that they are advertising. It is going to be awful sweet when you look at it, so long as you do not take too close of a look at the words in the fine print. Chances are you would find a bit of a hook in it if you did. Usually it is something like three months at the 20 dollars a month. Read the rest of this entry »
January 29th, 2015 by admin
I got to thinking about this after these friends of mine came back and showed me their picutres from their vacation. They had stayed at a place called Red Frog Beach, which is in the Bocas del Toro province of Panama. Of course it is really cheap to fly down there right now. This place where they stay looked awfully nice and I am not so sure that I could swing the cost of the stay there, but they talked like they were really happy about what they paid for it. Read the rest of this entry »
October 30th, 2014 by admin
Whether you call it a vacation or a holiday it does not matter. It is a time to get away. What I like on my time away from the daily grind is family, great sights and comfortable accommodations. I have stayed in hotels and with friends or family. I must say that even though you want to see friends and family while on vacation, you still want your privacy for evening and morning routines and sleeping. I prefer staying at a hotel instead of intruding. When we went to New Zealand we got a place at greenstonelodge.com. Now that was a nice place to stay.
We have six children. With my wife and I that is a total of eight human beings that would be crammed into a hotel room or at a friend or family member’s house. Though possible to pull off, it is not comfortable. Even a simple breakfast of toast and juice can get out of hand! There is just too much to do and not enough resources in the average home to take on eight more people even for a short stay. Read the rest of this entry »
It has been a thrill to travel to every Olympic Games for the past 20 years. I recently found out that Brazil will be hosting the Olympics in 2016. This is an exciting development, as I have visited Brazil often, and have always had a great time.
Brazil is one of the largest countries in the world and one of the most beautiful. Each day, you can visit a different landmark, such as Iguaçu Falls, that will take your breath away. One day on the beaches of São Paulo can be life-changing.
For music lovers, Brazil is the place to be, as music is an integral part of life in the country. Hundreds of thousands of people get together for major concerts each year.
Of course, when one thinks of Brazil, he or she may immediately think of The Carnival of Brazil, which is held across the country in various cities. This festival draws millions of people from around the world to Brazil each year. Read the rest of this entry »
I can honestly say that one of the main things that have motivated me to travel to different parts of the world is documentaries that I have seen about these places. One of the places that I had always wanted to visit from the time that I was a little girl was Brazil. I remember watching a documentary about the Amazon River with my parents when I was 10 or 11 years old. I was absolutely fascinated by the Amazon River and I knew I wanted to go there. Not only was I impressed with the Amazon River itself, but I couldn’t believe the diversity of wildlife that lives in and around the river. I also thought that it would be amazing to see some of the Indian tribes that live on the river as well. Coming from a large city I thought that that life in the Amazon must be very rustic, but absolutely amazing.
It was not just one documentary about the country that motivated me to go there. Read the rest of this entry »