Saturday, March 13, 2021
Thursday, March 2, 2017
“Of course I use a travel agent. Travel agents get you the best rooms and the best rates. I was friends with a travel agent growing up in Saugerties, NY; I’ve used a travel agent my whole life. I don’t even know how to book my own trip.” - Jimmy Fallon
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
To my midwest peeps... The temperatures continue to drop, and the snow is falling turning our area into a wintry playground. If that gets you down, call us to help you get some vitamin sea instead! Whether you're thinking of an all-inclusive resort, a cruise, a Disney or Universal visit, or simply a vacation rental by the ocean, at Cruise Planners, we are your land & cruise experts and can help you "seas" the day and beat the pending old man winter blues. Winter is just beginning. Let us help you plan a great getaway for January or February when the cold is at its worst! Call 317.776.1733 or visit our website at www.icanshowyoutheworld.vacations We'd love to help you find the perfect winter getaway.
Friday, March 29, 2013
Dudley Do-Right's Ripsaw Falls in the Toon Lagoon area of Islands of Adventure, at Universal Orlando Resort is one of my favorite log flume attractions ever, simply because this attraction was truly designed to get you wet. And in the Florida heat, that can be such a welcome refreshment. I first rode it in 2007, and loved it then, and love it now. Being a Rocky & Bullwinkle Show fan helped a bit, to be able to understand the various thematic elements, sight gags and overall inherent humor of the attraction - but that is by no means necessary to be able to enjoy it. All in all, this water adventure is just good clean fun!
Friday, March 8, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
This past week has seen me spending a lot of time in the bathroom. No, I haven’t been sick, nor do I have weak kidneys. Rather I’ve been working on floor tile - putting in a new floor in our rental property. The last time I did floor tile was about 6 years ago, when I redid the floor in my own house’s master bathroom. It’s a time-consuming job, but very rewarding to know that you can do it yourself. My dad first showed me how to do flooring many years ago in the house that I grew up in, as we redid rooms numerous times through the years. I’ve done vinyl, ceramic, laminate and parquet floors multiple times through the years. I may not be able to repair my car, but I can redo floors, and I like that.
Monday, February 11, 2013
While on my recent sojourn to Florida and the Caribbean, I enjoyed a day at Universal Orlando Resort – well, actually PART of a day, not the entire day. I was there specifically to complete the on-site portion of the Universal Specialist Program for travel professionals. Another program designed to better understand the destinations that we sell, and thereby boost our individual business for a particular destination. The Universal program includes an online and an on-site portion… I’d completed the online portion last summer. Now it was time for the on-site.
Full disclosure time – and go ahead and let your jaws drop in disbelief if you so choose – but I have never read a single Harry Potter book in my life. Nor have I seen any more than about 20 minutes of one of the films when it aired on television. That’s it. I am not a Potter fan, nor do I plan to become one. But I did have interest in seeing the land for myself. I wanted to know what I sell, and be able to answer questions that my clients might have. So when the opportunity to visit the parks presented itself, I jumped at it. And I will say, that even though I am not a fan, and I do not know the different storylines or backstories behind the various elements of the land itself – it was beautiful . And I believe, very well executed. The folks at Universal Creative apparently got it right, because I definitely heard a lot of “high praise” from guests all around me, oohing and ahhing at the various shops, backgrounds and scenic elements throughout Harry’s community. I knew some of the characters from magazine articles and conversations with friends, but the backstories... no.
Sunday, February 3, 2013
What a WONDER-ful week it was this past week. I had such a great time onboard the Disney Wonder, and look forward to sharing lots of information, photos and more about the ship, and the experience soon. I just got off the ship yesterday morning, and today am headed over to Universal Orlando for some first-hand experiences with both parks, as I haven't been to either one since 2007. It'll be nice to see how Islands of Adventure has changed since Harry Potter came to reside in that park. Plus seeing some newer attractions and experiences that have been added to Universal Studios since I was last there too. Be sure to check back soon for more on the beautiful ship, the Disney Wonder!
As always, thanks for reading along. Until next time...