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Getting To Know Our Family – Sacki

Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Baton Rouge

Hello, my name is Sacki! I’ve been working at Reserve 123 for 4 years now and I’ve loved every minute of it. I really enjoy helping people reach their desired destinations and making sure they’re getting their money’s worth. I want to help my clients have a memorable experience when it comes to travel.

The first memorable experience I had was on a road trip with my family when I was 13 years old. We stuffed 12 people a conversion van and took a road trip from Baton Rouge, LA to Miami, FL. It was the first and only trip took with our cousins but it was so much fun.

Since then, I’ve loved traveling to new sights and touring through different cities. My favorite vacation, however, would have to be seeing New York City in the Spring of 2008. I would move back there in a heartbeat if I could!

I’ve traveled to opposite coasts within the United States but someday I hope to travel the world! I’d like to see Panama City, Bangkok, Paris, London, Sydney, Tokyo, and Rio De Janeiro.

Feel free to ask me any questions about our tour packages and how to make your vacation one you’ll never forget!

The Best Time In Our Nation's Capital

Tuesday, May 21st, 2013

Are you taking the family to see our nation’s capital this summer? Do you have a list a mile long of what you MUST see? You should, it is a wonderful place to visit. But, the worst feeling is when you think you have ordering viagra online so many things to see and know this means you might miss something. This really is where booking a tour is so helpful. There are many different way to take a tour in D.C.

The Amazing Scavenger Quest  - Do you love “The Amazing Race?” This tour is like that but without the heart pounding pace. The tour is an interactive tour over your smart phone. It is three hours of sightseeing and a game combined. You can even split up and compete with your friends and family! What a memory. These tours are available for other cities too.

Arlington Cemetery and A Taste of D.C. – Is your trip to Washington more poignant than most? Do you have a family connection at Arlington Cemetery or just have always wanted to visit and pay your respects to those resting in peace who paid the ultimate price for freedom? Whatever the reason, this tour will give you a look at some of the D.C. sites and then end up at the stunning Arlington Cemetery. It will be a day to remember.

Audio Washington Tours – Do you LOVE an audio tour? Once you take one, you might never go anywhere without one. These tours have different subjects and focuses and you can pick! They are very detailed and you will have learned so much about each of the sites.

 

 

 

 

 

Getting To Know Our Family – John

Friday, May 10th, 2013

Hello there! My name is John and I have had a great time working here at Reserve 123 for over three and a half years. Time flies! I got into travel at the early age of eight during viagra alternative  one of my most memorable family trips to Niagara Falls.  But, I took it to the next level when I got to visit the lush Welsh countryside in the UK. One of my favorite tours was Rome, the Vatican and Northern Italy. I am very excited to help our customers have the same experience where ever they are in the world.

 In fact, I feel that travel experience is vital for my job and it certainly helped when I helped guide a lost customer remotely through the streets of Dublin to find one of our tour providers. It was wonderful to help and that’s why I’m here! I hope to do more travelling and my bucket list is full of places like Croatia, Turkey and more of the UK, especially Scotland and Ireland. I have spent 10 days a year for over 20 years boating and diving in the Bahamas so one day you might find me living it up on a coast somewhere!

 So happy to be of service and get to know you better.

Earth Day

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

When Earth Day comes around each year, we perhaps the day helps us feel a more acute sense gratitude  for this planet and our home. We know the purpose of the day is to promote conservation and concern for our Earth and her wonderfully diverse ecosystems. But, I like to use the day considering which new part of this earth I can explore next! What is the point of being blessed with worldwide beauty if we limit our view of the earth to our back yard (no matter how amazing that is)? There are thousands of breathtaking sites to see and experience. Sites that have not had a single man made modification! (more…)

Thailand and Her Unique Festivals

Monday, April 15th, 2013

Thailand is the place to be in the spring.  It’s warm, gorgeous, tropical, clean, and hospitable. The beaches are really second to none. And it will not disappoint if you need an amazing, relaxing, sand between your toes, drink in one hand, book in the other, paradise. Even more than this, there are three very unique Thai festivals that truly capture the imagination and are so fun to experience.

 The first cheap real viagra england takes place all over Thailand in mid-April. If you have fond memories of water fights, you will love this festival. It is called Songkran and it is a national celebration of the traditional Thai New Year.  The holiday turns the whole country into one big water fight. They celebrate by enthusiastically dousing family members with water during a three day period. But even if you don’t have family in Thailand, you will not get out of this festival dry. If you really get into this, you could travel around and catch the different celebrations for 12 days and be completely soaked!

The next is “The World Thai Martial Arts Festival”, at Nai Khanom Tom Monument, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya Stadium. Every organization seems to be joining into putting this ceremony on! The purpose of this festival is to preserve the amazing Thai Martial Arts and self- defense but also to pay tribute to a cultural Folk Hero – Nai Khanom Tom.  The festival demonstrates the strength and talent of the martial artists. Lots of tough guys showing off their high kicks!

And the last is a festival that puts our beautiful Christmas lights to shame. It is the Lantern Festival in Hat Yai. It is set up in the spring at the Municipal Park.  These giant lanterns are made of paper or cloth hung on a bamboo frame. They are as varied as the artist can imagine. In Buddhism, creating lanterns is a wonderful proof of merit and lighting them at night is good luck. But, in Northern Thailand they specialize in floating lanterns that are made to eventually float away on the night breeze. And this is done as a merit exercise to Chulamanu during the Yipeng Festival. Whatever the reason, as an outsider they all are amazing and terrifically unique to other cultures.

If you are planning to go to a very special place, Thailand should be on everyone’s list, especially in the Spring. You will feel welcomed and inside your comfort zone, as they cater to the tourist expertly.  But their culture is unique enough that you feel, through these festivals, that you have experienced something new and exciting. Oh, and we haven’t even talked about the food… yummm.

 

April Diamonds

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Are you one of those lucky April birthdays?  Your birthstone is the diamond!  Not just any stone but THE stone of stones. The Greeks gave us

the name. It is true what the father said in My Big Fat Greek Wedding, every word does come from the Greek. Adamao means  I tame or I  subdue, the idea was to name the hardest substance in the world – hence diamond. And taming or subduing the hardest substance is quite a feat.

The people of India were the first to try. It was first mined there and their name for it certainly showed an awe for its brilliance. In Sanskrit it is translated as thunderbolt and  Indra’s weapon. Indra is their warrior god of Hinduism. The diamond was mentioned in Sanskrit manuscripts as early as 4th century BC.

The Indians reverenced their power and the Greeks named the beauty and so,  it was now up to the European monarchy to make them the must haves of the world. The 13th century royal houses began to use the gems alongside pearls and wrought gold. In fact Louis IX of France did not want to share them at all and declared them strictly for Kings. One hundred years later the women were wearing them too and by the 17th and 18th centuries they dominated all jewelry everywhere. And they were getting bigger and cut more expertly.

We have Vasco da Gama to thank for opening up the diamond trade route in 1499 from India to Europe. Hooray! Skip forward and diamonds (although never lining the streets) were abundant in the 18th century. They thought it only appropriate to wear diamonds for evening events and thankfully that has changed. But the French really blew open the diamond market to the average Joe with some cash when they sold the French crown jewels to the highest bidder in 1887. No wonder the English still hate them! How vulgar.

Today diamonds are actually mined in 25 countries. Our understanding of geology has helped find diamond deposits on every continent except Europe and Antarctica. Who would want to be mining in Antarctica?

Now, there are many places the diamond lover could go in the world to satisfy their diamond urges. If the process of cutting the diamond and making it twinkle and shine is top on your list – the Diamond Factories of Amsterdam are a must see. Visit those world cutters who make a lump of rock into the stone we all cannot do without.

Have fun this viagra aus usa month with your diamond obsession.

Getting To Know Our Family – TP

Wednesday, April 10th, 2013

Hello, my name is TP.  I’ve worked for Reserve 123 for almost five years and I’m kind of the mother hen of the office—or so I’ve been told! My love for travel began when I took my first flight by myself at the age of five. I had my very own stewardess and everything!

Since then, I’ve traveled to Aruba, toured in Disneyworld and Epcot in Florida, and spent the holidays with my family in New York, Georgia, Florida and Bermuda. One day I’d love to go to London, Africa, or Dubai.

I love to travel to new and exotic locations and I love helping others travel as well. I’ve assisted numerous customers plan their dream vacations and I’ve loved every minute of it. My favorite experience with a customer is when I helped a lady plan a vacation package weekend and she contacted me two years later to see if I could rebook her because she enjoyed the customer service and help I gave her the first time.

I’d love to help you plan your next canadian pharmacy ed vacation and show you all of the amazing possibilities we can offer. But, I should warn you that once you book one of our vacation packages, you won’t be able to resist coming back for more.

Lovely Lady Liberty

Thursday, March 28th, 2013

As so many of us know, it has been tough to see Lady Liberty except from a far. She was closed for a while and then re-opened for a day and THEN Sandy came to town.  Thankfully, the statue survived the storm well. But her surrounding structures and the island needed substantial clean up efforts. The docks for the ferries needed help as well. The reconstruction has gone well and it was announced recently that Lady Liberty will be ready for guests on this July4th! And she is going to be the talk of the town.

The conversation on how to keep the Statue of Liberty safe has been a heated one. Federal officials are still disagreeing about security.  The New York Times reported that the concerned warring parties are the National Park Service and the New York Police Department. It has been much like boarding an airplane with TSA like screenings. “The Park Service would prefer to move the screening operation to Ellis Island, where only those tourists who want to visit the statue would be screened. But the city police want the passengers screened for weapons and explosives before they board ferries in viagra uit india Battery Park.”

But all has been decided – basically when you go on tour the secruity check points will be now on the actual island. You will not need to be screened before boarding the ferries. Obviously, this worries some in the NYPD and you can draw your own conclusions!

The long and short of it is we can all start to enjoy our very special monument again. Hopefully, this will last a long time.

 

Getting To Know Our Family – Lia

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Childhood Memories

Hi, my name is Lia and I’ve worked for Reserve 123 for nine years. I set up and oversee all of the tours we offer. buy viagra mexico So when asked where I’d travel if I could go anywhere, it’s hard to choose from all the amazing places I see when setting up the tours.

I do, however, have fond memories of going to see the Black Hills in South Dakota with my family. I remember waking up in the wee hours of the morning as we drove through the hills and seeing the breathtaking view of the sun rising behind the mountains. It was truly a sight to behold!

I love meeting new people and listening to their stories. While I was working for the Salvation Army, I met some amazing people. My favorite was a couple who met in a concentration camp when they were children. Their families had been killed and they formed a strong friendship in the camp that eventually led to marriage. I like this story because it reminds me how fortunate we are today.

Let me help you make your own special memories as you plan your next vacation. I know you’ll just love our amazing vacation packages!

Top Tips For Credit Card Usage Overseas

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

You are going to experience that wonderful place on your Bucket List. Everything is planned and now you are turning to the tours you would like and the how to’s of getting around. If the issue of spending money is on your mind, let us help! We have discussed budgeting for your trip, now let’s talk discount viagra levitra about your cards.

Tip One: Get to know your card.

Most of us know very little about our credit and debit cards. We know more of the negatives about misusing them rather than the perks of using them. Most cards have extra guarantees on purchases, provide extra insurance when you travel, lost luggage, extended warranty, and of course the ability to cancel the card at the first of trouble. So, get out your pamphlets and read up on all the perks! Know what’s in your wallet!

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