Ahh, summer, the iconic road trip vacation time. Whether you’re headed to see Mickey and Minnie, visit the presidents in stone, stop by Graceland to explain to your kids who Elvis was (or is, depending on the latest “sighting”), or have picked on of the other gazillion options, here’s something to add to your summer sojourn—Food Trucks!
I was looking at a list of the Best Food Trucks in America 2013, http://bit.ly/14e0raD, and thought if I took a road trip, I combine it with eating great food from some of the food trucks listed in the article. Adding dining at a food truck will take some extra planning (If you’re of the group “Yikes, if I have to plan one more thing for this road trip, I’ll scream!”, disregard this post ). Here are a few things to consider:
Pick a truck that has food everyone in the car will enjoy (selections are limited)
Be sure to check the truck’s schedule to know where in the city it will be the day you will be there.
Consider where you will enjoy your fab food truck food, once purchased.
Food trucks are very popular these days and while there are a myriad of choice on either coast, there are also some award winners throughout the country. Google “food trucks” in any city you visit and be ready for a treat!
Have you visited a food truck—in your home town or any town? Which ones have you visited on the list of the “Best” of 2013? What is your favorite food truck?
It’s that time again. In August we’ll head to Virtuoso Travel Week (think Fashion Week for Vacations!), held every August in Vegas. We visit with our travel advisors and all of our vendor partners to preview the newest, greatest, and life-changing journeys. We always take a list with us of your requests for your next vacation (we really do). We can even arrange to Skype or Facetime with you and our vendor partner to create your next inspired trip!
So, please email, call, come to our office, text, Skype, smoke signal—whatever—to tell us what vacations we should shop for!
This morning Michael King, our guru of all things Africa, informed me that group of hippos is called a “bloat”. You’d think scientists would’ve been a bit kinder… being the third largest land animal, hippos are probably already self-conscious about their weight without people throwing the word “bloat” around!
What odd names have you found for groups of animals? Who knows what animal is referred to in the group “tower”?
Hi! Welcome to today’s blog post. I hope you will be comfortable as I gently share an interesting, honest, fresh and easier way to enjoy Saturday dinner when on vacation. I’m sure you agree that nothing compares with the warmth of sharing a meal with a loved one or a dearest pal. You don’t need fancy clothing or décor. No silk gown or cherry paneling needed—what a relief! While forests of articles are written about including soothing background music, such as a piano or sounds of water in a fountain, you’ll find relief that music isn’t mandatory but could be useful—play it safe!
Before I go on, I need to share something:
I am not really writing a post about dining on Saturday or any other day. What I did was take 25 words from an article titled “25 of the Happiest Words in English” to see if you feel happier after reading the above paragraph. http://mentalfloss.com/article/31974/25-happiest-words-english
My personal reaction wasn’t happiness—it was boredom. Aside from the silliness of using the warm and fuzzy words in one paragraph, I’m struck by how often I may have been manipulated by bloggers and marketers who purposely include these words to influence me to purchase their product.
For me, words sometimes flow and I find blogging a joy and other times I struggle to put one decent sentence together. I can’t imagine adding the burden of adding “happy words!” I choose words to express how I feel or to paint a verbal picture. I’ll leave how you feel after reading my posts up to you!
As Edith Ann would say, “And that’s the truth!”
I just received an email from my husband, Michael, with the header, “This may be the best one ever!” Daily, Michael receives a motivational message from http://greatday.com. He routinely forwards them to me and to our 2 adult children, Lauren and Josh. Sometimes Lauren and I will copy the message or part of it and post it on one of our favorite social media sites. When a message resonates with me, I email my thoughts back to Michael…and so it goes.
While I’m not sure this is the “best one ever”, I do think it is worth repeating here. Let me know what you think about the message. Personally, I’ve found my best self when I focus on being of service to others. How about you?
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Make life truly good
The best opportunities are opportunities to be of service. When someone can benefit from your assistance, your expertise, your time, attention and skills, that’s golden.
The way to make a friend, the way to make a living, the way to make a good impression, the way to make a fortune, is to make a difference. When you’re committed to making a difference, to being of service, you’re on the path to greatness.
Be of genuine service, again and again, and the world takes notice. Make it your goal to add real value to life, and you’ll live a life that’s rich and fulfilling.
Sure, some people will seek to take advantage of you. Yet you can let that be their problem, not yours.
Give great value, and you will live great value. Let go of the fantasy that you can cheat life, because all you end up doing is cheating yourself.
When times are good, when times are tough, when there’s joy or when there’s disappointment, whatever the situation may be, choose to be of service. Make life truly good by making it good for others.
— Ralph Marston