My family and I are HUGE Disney fans! In my lifetime, I’ve been so many times! Looking back, I think one of my most favorite trips is when my siblings and I went to Disney back in 2006. You see we hadn’t been there together since we were minors still all living under our parents’ roof. To the people who say the theme park is just for kids, boy are they wrong! We had such a blast! Though I’ve been there since then, this stands out as one of my favorite trips.
Need a vacation? Yeah, me too! Normally when I think of vacation, I think of a beach, drinks, the ocean, drinks, a spa, and well more drinks. Right now though, I want something different! I’ve been thinking about Colorado lately! For all you vacationers looking for an off-the-beaten-path Colorado getaway with all the frills of a major resort should head to Crested Butte, an historic town tucked away in the Colorado Rockies Elk Mountain Range.
Whether you are heading to the spa for your first time or you have many spa visits under your belt, a quick reminder about spa etiquette may be in order. Using your best manners when you visit day spas or vacation resorts can make the stay much more enjoyable for you, the staff members, and other guests of the spa. In order to be on your very best behavior, you may want to call your spa beforehand to find out if they have any spa specials or discounts.
Phone Ahead If You Have A Preference Concerning Therapists
Most spas are more than happy to provide you with your preferred therapist. However, during the busiest hours, it can be hard to match you up with your favorite therapist, especially if many guests prefer that therapist. If you have a favorite, or simply want to specify a male or female therapist, then call ahead to schedule your time.
Be On Time
Really there are very few appointments that this good behavior doesn’t apply to. You don’t want to spend your vacation days waiting because other guests were late and you don’t want to be the guest that causes other clients to wait. Arriving on time gives you and the spa employee plenty of time and creates a much more relaxing atmosphere.
Sadly the Cliff Walk in Newport, RI, was destroyed by Hurricane Sandy. I took this photo on my iPhone of my son on the Cliff Walk back in July. Such a beautiful view of the Atlantic Ocean!
The First Years’ main focus is to create products that can help you and your family reach each precious milestone safely and happily. One of the places where we must ensure the safety of our children is definitely while out on the road. The First Years’ created the Compass B570 Pathway Booster Car Seat with your child’s safety and security in mind. The seat is recommended for children 30 to 100 lbs. and between 38 to 57 inches tall.
If you would like more details, click HERE to read a review on this booster written by my awesome bloggy friend Sam over at Nifty Mom.
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As some of you know, I blog for the U.S. Family Guide. I was beyond thrilled when they offered my family complimentary passes to Dutch Wonderland in Lancaster, PA. Annapolis is only 2 hours from the park, so it was hard to say no! I actually had gown to Dutch Wonderland as a child myself, though I had no visited since I was maybe 5 years old. I remember it as an amusement park geared towards kids, so I was excited to take my son.
After scheduling conflicts, I finally was able to visit the park with my son and my parents last weekend. Pulling up, I could tell Dutch Wonderland did some awesome updates since I was there 20 years prior. When you walk over the draw bridge and through the castle gates, you find yourself in a “small village” setting where you can purchase tickets, visit Merlin’s Restaurant, head over to guest relations, or stop in the gift shop! Once in the park, the first ride we saw was the Wonderland Special train. I remember this ride from when I was a kid! Since the train was loading, we immediately hopped on.
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Plus, don’t miss The Art of Frankenweenie Exhibit only at the newly expanded Disney California Adventure Park, where you can get an up-close look at the amazing world of Frankenweenie through sets, puppets, props and more. For a limited time, guests will be treated to a special 4D extended preview of the film at the Muppets Vision 3D Theater before Frankenweenie comes to theaters in 3D October 5th! How awesome is that??
Click HERE to enter the Monstrous sweepstakes and it might just be you who gets to enjoy some frightfully family-friendly fun! This giveaway ends on October 7, 2012! You can also text EDGAR to DISNEY (347639*) to enter for a chance to win. If you’re under 18, you better get your parents’ permission first!
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