Spring Break Destinations

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Phoenix, Arizona

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.

Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

Enjoy water sports, restaurants, nightlife, shopping, and local history by oceanfront or near the harbor.

Great fun for the entire family.

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Tulip trees in bloom

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

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.

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Destin, Florida

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.

South Padre Island, Texas

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.

Palm Springs, California

For early spring break travelers & that would be our family since spring break for us  is 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.

Portable travel objects, by Louis Vuitton

 

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.

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LV, The Chaise Lounge by Marcel Wanders

From four independent modules bound by soft leather straps, the ‘Chaise Longue’ transforms into a cradle of comfort.

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LV, Maracatu hanging travel cabinet by the Campana Brothers

A hanging travel cabinet made from leather offcuts from Louis Vuitton’s workshops. Each one different and named after fruits of Brazil.

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LV, Swing chair by Patricia Urquiola

Made from nylon rope, accented by leather cushions.

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LV, the Concertina chair by Raw edges

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.

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LV, Foldable lamp by Raw Edges

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.

 

 

Places to be on Labor day Weekend?

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Enjoying the last few days of summer

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, California

Sonoma Wine Country Weekend. This is the place for amazing dinners on sprawling vineyards, and winemaker hosted BBQ by talented local chefs.

Aspen, Colorado

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.

Savannah, Georgia

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.

Eating healthy while traveling

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Fruits for snacking

Fresh snacks 

Stop at a grocery store and pick up fruits, bagged carrots, nuts,hummus. For lunch take advantage of their salad bar.

Eat frequently and small amounts, so pack snacks. Eating small amounts of healthy food throughout the day keeps your mind sharp.

Protein with essential amino acid: eggs, chicken beef….

Drink water

Yes – that means stopping  for a restroom, choose a place to stop so you can stretch your legs, let the kids out for few minutes, and get some fresh air.

Drinking plenty of water will flush your body of toxins, keeps your skin fresh, and helps you eat less. 

Foods not to eat

  • simple carbohydrates or high glycemic foods : 

fruit juices, sodas, sugary snacks, anything deep-fried, nonfat desserts and sweeteners, anything partially hydrogenated.

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What is new for this summer’s family beach trip

To keep the entire family happy, and interested on relaxing on the beach (without the electronics ) try a couple of these fun and helpful gadgets.

 

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Coolibar, Kids explorer hat UPA keeps them cool so they can stay busy with building their sand castle without complaining
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TheCozy, beach blanket keeps the sand off your skin
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ToolGadget, reusable foldable wine bottle keeps mom & dad happy

You stay on the beach and go for a long walk without getting too much sun

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The Original Sunscreen, 16” umbrella small and easy to carry
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Pottery barn, Family pop up tent
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Rinsekit, portable shower keeps the entire family cool and washes away the sand
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Travelon, waterproof pouch for cell phone or camera

Have a safe, fun, and relaxing trip.

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2018 NY International Auto Show

NYIAS the largest Auto show in the country. Through April 8th at Jacob Javits Convention Center.

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ALFA ROMEO 4C SPIDER
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Audi R8
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BMW X2
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Jaguar F – Type
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Lexus RC – F
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Lotus Evora 400
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Maserati Grancabrio
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Mercedes Benz AMG GT C
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Porsche 918 Spider
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Lamborghini Aventador LP750

Love to know which one made it to your wish list…

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Spring break and Bird watching

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Black crested titmouse

Just about any location along the Gulf of Mexico’s Texas side is a great place to see migratory birds.

It’s a welcome sight for birds, since it’s the first solid landmass they’ve seen since leaving behind their wintering grounds in Latin America and the Caribbean. Often birds have been flying for 18 hours straight over the ocean to get here.
Sandhill cranes, geese and warblers can be seen here en mass.

Or, head to the Rio Grande Valley, a region four hours south of the preserve known for its combination of marshlands and woodlands. This valley is a great spot for songbirds and shorebirds to refuel. According to the World Birding Center, nearly 500 species have been spotted there over the years, including long-billed thrashers and black-crested titmouse.

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Sandhill Crane
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Long billed Thrasher
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Warbler

2 important things you would need for bird watching:

1- 7-power or 8-power binoculars—they’re a nice mix of magnification while still allowing you a wide enough view that your bird won’t be constantly hopping out of your image.

2- the Sibley Guide, in either its full North America version or smaller, more portable Eastern and Western editions. Other useful guides are Kaufman’s, Peterson’s, the National Geographic guide.

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