For most of us summer has started and we are worried and concern about flying and staying in hotel rooms.
As I talk to friends I hear the same concerns and fears related to traveling, interacting with others at the airport, hotels, and beaches. Plans to the beach, softball games, ice skating with friends all activities that would have been planned for summer are on hold indefinitely.
How to entertain ourselves without using electronics? For the time being we are making a list of our most favorite activities, and anything new we like to learn and experience for the first time. We also have a list for things we enjoy doing that are more entertaining and keeps us in touch with classmates, and family members.
Here are 10 items on the list for our teens (created by them):
We call a vacation successful when everyone from the youngest to the more mature admit they had a great time. When your family is still young decision making is much easier. Where to go, when to eat, what to do for fun, are all planned by mom and dad.
But as everyone gets older, not only what is fun becomes a personal issue for each member of the family, when to eat, what to eat, where to go, they are become moments of let’s have a family meeting.
For now we call a vacation successful when we arrive and leave with no surprises, we make no trips to the urgent care, and moments of small meaningful conversations with our family easily happen without planning.
Walks on the beach, to collect shells has always been a fun activity. Through the years we have collected many from every trip to a beach. Every summer we bring them all together on a large platter. As we line them up next to each other we are always surprise the memories they hold for all of us. We talk about who and where we found them, remembering how excited we were finding a perfect one.
Held on August 17&18 on the Plaza, it is one of the most interesting and family friendly places to visit.
The largest and the most prestigious Native American fine art show in the world, every year it attracts more than hundreds of artists-and more than 150,000 visitors. During the show artists display their hand made jewelry, sculptures, and paintings as tourists and locals enjoy the traditional Native American cuisine from the nearby market.
The most glamorous of all the events, the fine Art Gala & Auction gives visitors the chance to bid on some of the most unique pieces of the market. And during the market there is dance and music performances, even a Native American clothing Contest, where contestants model their finest traditional attire.
August is Santa Fe’s peak season and for good reason. Average high temperatures are in the mid-80s, with few afternoon showers and cooler nights.
We hope you get the chance to experience this beautiful city and enjoy its clear blue sky.
Temperatures in high 70’s and even low 80’s during spring break time making it perfect to be outdoors in “The Valley of the Sun,” the perfect nickname for the Greater Phoenix area that also includes Scottsdale, Mesa, Tempe, and Chandler.
Great fun for the entire family.
Enjoy water sports, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and local history by oceanfront or near the harbor.
Great fun for the entire family.
Check out Hilton head visitor sit for Accommodations from hotels, inns, motels, and resorts to home rentals, perfect for families or groups. There is biking, golf, horseback riding.
Enjoy water sports that include fishing, boating, parasailing, kayaking, jet-skiing, and sailing.
Great fun for the entire family.
Our families favorite gateway is the emerald coast of Destin. Swimming, boating, fishing, snorkeling, and plenty of water sports like kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, parasailing, and more. There’s also a zip line, rock-climbing wall, and boat tours.
Tons of options for logging.
Who would say no to an all day music? Beach parties, concerts during the month of March when it is spring weather. And of course water sports are also available.
Fun for the entire family.
For early spring break travelers & that would be our family since spring break for usis very early in march. Here days are warm & attractions are the Living Desert Zoo, Gardens,
a ride to the top of Mt. San Jacinto. Night life in down town Palm Springs is live music great restaurant & bars while enjoying walks in great spring weather.
Park City, Utah
You can still enjoy the cold weather sport, skiing in part city mountain & Deer Valley.
Hiking, mountain biking, and strolling along Main Street are perfect end of season activities, too. Families can enjoy bowling, indoor ice skating, and Park City Mountain Kids Activities, with a kid-only zip line, rope course, and tubing. Nightlife activities in town include pubs and bars.
LV’s 21st Century designs are meant to recreate the collectible design items that are beautiful and functional in their design. Everyday items that have taken a turn to a whimsical, fanciful shape as a limited edition collection of small and large travel and accent pieces. The Objets Nomades collection is the creation of 13 talented designers and architects from around the world.
Oki Sato of Nendo, Andre Fu, India Mahdavi, Tokujin Yoshioka, Fernando & Humberto Campana, Patricia Urquiola, Marcel Wanders, Raw Edges design group, Barber & Osgerby, Damien Langlois-Meurinne , Gwenaël Nicolas, Maarten Baas and Atelier Oï an international architecture, and set design group.
From four independent modules bound by soft leather straps, the ‘Chaise Longue’ transforms into a cradle of comfort.
A hanging travel cabinet made from leather offcuts from Louis Vuitton’s workshops. Each one different and named after fruits of Brazil.
Made from nylon rope, accented by leather cushions.
A foldable chair named, Concertina. Opens like a Japanese fan, and a zip in the back and a clasp in the front keeps the blades locked.
Using the same concertina folding mechanism to a lightshade, a lighter frame and translucent paper was made to create an illumined hanging flower like shape.
Here are 6 places to visit for fun, food and natural beauty this Labor Day weekend .
Iceland – Blue Lagoon
The Retreat at the Blue Lagoon is a five-star hotel opened in April. Built on an 800 year old lava flow, hotel guests have access to the main part of the Blue Lagoon, which flows from the same wellspring of geothermal water and features secluded lava canyons.
Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. This is the place for amazing dinners on sprawling vineyards, and winemaker hosted BBQ by talented local chefs.
This is the place with natural beauty, great music, and great food. Ajax Tavern’s 7th Annual Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival, on Sept 3 and Jazz Aspen Snowmass, a music festival with performances by Lionel Richie, Jack Johnson, and more.
Watch Hill, Rhode Island
Go for the gorgeous beaches, charming restaurants, and great hotels. While you are in town, be sure to check out the Ocean House’s Secret Champagne Garden.
Labor Day Beach Bash on Tybee Island will have live music and fireworks. Stop by the Savannah Craft Brew Fest and discover your favorite spirit while you take in the grand view of the skyline.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
The resort is just steps away from the beach, and a large pool. Perfect for a family getaway. Enjoy the sand and the last days of sun on your skin.
Labor Day always stands as the holiday that officialy ends the summer season. Be safe and have a wonderful weekend.