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Tips To Help The Flight Go Smoother

Tips To Help The Flight Go Smoother

Many travelers immediately get stressed out just by thinking of the idea of flying. If you’re the type who’s not very comfortable in the idea of air travel, the tips provided below can help make your journey run smoother. If this is your first time riding an airplane, these pieces of advice will surely come in handy.

Check in online

Not only will checking in online allow you to avoid the long lines at the airport–you will also get to have access to the best seats. By simply going online (this is usually 24 hours prior to the flight, but check your ticket just to be sure), you can easily choose your seats and print out other essential documents that you need to present to the counter.

Take pictures of your luggage before you check-in.

It is not uncommon to misplace your luggage during a flight. In case this unfortunate incident happens to you, you will have to wait for hours or even a day or two for it to reach you. One way to speed up the process is by providing the authorities a photo–this will be a very helpful aid when they’re retrieving your bag in case it gets lost along the way.

Check behind you before you recline your seat.

A few minutes after the plane takes off, passengers will be allowed to recline their seats. If you’re in a long flight, this will be something that will be necessary. Before you do it, however, you need … Read the rest

A Visit to Stone Barns Centre

A Visit to Stone Barns Centre

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is located in Pocantico Hills, NY.  This beautiful not-for-profit farm and education center offers the opportunity to learn about agriculture firsthand on a working farm and build connections about the food we eat.

Many family activities are offered throughout the year for a fee (usually ranging from $7-$12 per person), including egg collecting, livestock tours, animal feeding, and cooking classes.  For a list of upcoming events, click HERE.  We decided to go and try our hand at egg collecting.

The hens live in mobile coops that are regularly rotated throughout the fields.  The hens get plenty of fresh air, green grass, bugs and worms to eat.  They are very healthy and happy!   The guide taught us that a small feather behind the hen’s ear determines what color the eggs will be.

After carefully collecting the eggs into little baskets, we gave them a soapy bath and rinse, and then packaged them to take home.

So much fun and so delicious to eat!

Some useful tips if you go:  Stone Barns Center is open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00am-5:00pm.  There is a small coffee bar/cafe on the premises that serves coffees, baked goods, and light fare (in addition to the more formal and expensive Blue Hill restaurant on the premises).  The cafe is open Wednesday through Thursday from 10:30-4:30pm.  There is no seating in the cafe, but the outdoor terrace has tables and chairs.  We were charged a parking fee of $5.00 which … Read the rest

Holidays To Portugal For Golf

Holidays To Portugal For Golf

When you are thinking about the best golf resorts to enjoy your cheap holidays to Portugal, you should think about the Algarve area. There are over twenty-five golf courses in the area where you can play on some of the most exotic course around. The pros even travel to this area for some golf during the off-season, as do business people and casual golfers alike. My friend Ian from Ashgrove Trading went recently and had nothing but praise for the experience.

Depending on the area you decide to stay in, you might find more than one course to play. You could find as many as three golf courses in one area. That means that you can experience the different challenges the course each offer.

Cheap holidays to Portugal do not have to be just about golf. You can take some time to see the attractions in the area as well. You might enjoy a day at the beach or doing some water sports. Fishing in the Algarve’s is just as exciting as the golf. You can golf on the trophy course and fish for some trophy fish. You will find that the area is relaxing and the entire family will find something to do. The days are sunny and warm no matter what time of year you go. In the spring months, you can see the ground covered in almond tree blossoms. It looks like it had snowed.

If you enjoy the beaches, you are going to enjoy the white sandy … Read the rest

The Season Is Perfect For A Holiday To Amsterdam

The Season Is Perfect For A Holiday To Amsterdam

The one thing you will find out about the Netherlands is that the country is filled with entertainment, food, history and some amazing culture. The shopping is said to be the best in Europe. However, the restaurants are amazing.

The cuisine is delightful and you will find a different taste in every restaurant you visit. Since there seems to be more water than land, you will find many bridges throughout Amsterdam. Canals are famous in the area and you will find that Amsterdam is actually ninety islands because of the canals. The islands are linked together with the bridges. It is an amazing place to see.

One great place to visit is Vondelpark. This is a unique park with ponds, trees and meadows. It is the most relaxing place in Amsterdam. You can walk, roller blade or even jog around the park. The meadows and the ponds are fascinating to sit and glaze at when you are there. The green meadows just seem to captivate all your thoughts. The canals are another fascinating sight to glaze at when you are in the city, and of course the city is famous for its diamond jewellery. The Singel, Keizersgracht, Herengracht and the Prinsengracht are the four popular canals to see.

If you are looking for some live entertainment, the Artis Zoo is a place you will see all the entertainment you need. The inhabitants seem to know what visitors like to see and can put on a comical show. You will see … Read the rest

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