Blogging, Traveling and Working Update

I have been busy recently and didn’t have much time for traveling or blogging. I’m a full-time student who supports herself working a part-time job. My recent gig is writing tests. Writing these practice tests for students is relatively easy but answering questions people post as feedback is hard work, I recently asked to remove comments on the tests because people are asking totally simple questions.

I like this gig a lot, but it takes so much time to answer the question when you think your job is all done. So I’m thinking about earning money with a blog. Will it work? Let’s start from the beginning.

What does Blogging mean? Most of the people would say that is you have a website, you write whatever you want (legally, please), usually about your daily personal stuff and then publish them on the website. Now the website is called your blog, and you are blogging and called a blogger. Some kinds of online diaries? Well, that’s true and also a reason why they usually don’t make money with their blogs. (I used to see blogs that way too!)

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Holiday in Cyprus

Day 1: Travel to Cyprus

First, we chose a nice flight, booked our hotels and flew to Cyprus. We arrived at Larnaca airport (which is actually pretty new and clean) and transferred to Limassol by a rented car. Since this was our first day we went just for a nice walk after we checked in at the hotel. We had a nice dinner at the hotel and went early in bed to fill in our batteries for the next day.

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Utah “The Greatest Snow On Earth”

Over the past months, I’ve been writing mostly about RVing and related things but winter is here and we checked out Utah for some great winter skiing! Utah, “The Greatest Snow On Earth.” I’ve grown up hearing about how awesome the skiing is in Utah, but never had the opportunity to verify the rumors until this year.

We visited the area years ago with our RV but that was in the summer. Well, this time I’m not sure I experienced “the greatest snow on earth,” but I did experience some of the greatest skiing on earth! Last week, Veronica and I drove to Salt Lake for the Outdoor Retailer show and had the opportunity to spend 3 days up on the slopes.

Wednesday, Day 1 of skiing… Solitude Ski Resort up Big Cottonwood Canyon. We woke up super early, got on the computer and learned Solitude was getting hammered and that Big Cottonwood Canyon was closed to all vehicles without chains or 4-wheel drive (which we happen to have!). A mere 15 or 20 minutes from our hotel in South Jordan, we were at the ticket window chomping at the bit to hit the 10-inches of fresh powder.

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My Favorite Travel Deal, Paris in 30 hours

This is a post written by my sister Roberta, who loves traveling. 

In January, my family had just returned from a 7-night cruise and I was eager to plan our next vacation. Maybe it was the 50 below wind chill that inspired me? Or maybe it was just my love of travel. In any case, the same night we returned from a Western Caribbean cruise, I was on my computer at home considering various destinations. At one point I decided to go to the Sun Country airlines website to check on fares, and an advertisement on their home page caught my attention. It said something like, “Visit Paris for 30 hours”. I had been to Paris several times before, and it is one of my favorite cities. My husband had never been to Europe, and I knew it was something that he really wanted to do. So, having just returned from a week-long vacation, I did what any other vacation-lover would do… I turned to my husband and said, “Do you want to go to Paris for 30 hours, leaving two weeks from now?” My husband’s response? “Sure, let’s go!”

 

Here’s what Sun Country was offering. They were trying to meet some type of requirement in order to obtain a specific contract. In order to do this, they needed to accumulate a certain number of hours flying internationally each month. I’m not sure about all the details, but in order to meet the requirements, they decided to offer one flight to Paris, with certain restrictions. Passengers had to depart and return on the same aircraft (same flight crew and everything), and the plane would only stay in Paris for 30 hours. Although this isn’t very long for a city like Paris, the price was right: $230 per person round trip! And for us, with three small children, this was an ideal quick little getaway. I called my mom right away and she was ready to go. Seats for the three of us were booked within the hour. (more…)

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Discover New Zealand

Waitomo Caves

People who really love to go to new places just to get an adventure are really suitable for this place. People can enjoy the view that they can find inside the cave. They can also enjoy the track that leads to the Waitomo Caves. These days, there are a lot of companies that build facilities that can be used by the tourist who visits Waitomo Caves.

Usually, there are two kinds of facilities that can be visited by the tourist. One is for those who really want to enjoy the view of Waitomo Caves, and one is for those who want to really have an adventure in Waitomo Caves. Usually, most people will choose the first one since they don’t need a lot of effort to visit Waitomo Caves. But there are also people who choose the second one since they want to have a little adventure on their trip to Waitomo Caves.

Waitomo Caves is a place that you can’t miss out when you visit New Zealand. The Caves are really suitable for those who visit New Zealand to get a lot of adventure. Waitomo Caves is an attractive location that people usually visit this place if they want to get a lot of adventures that they never experienced before. Waitomo Caves is located on the North Island of New Zealand. It is 12 kilometers northwest of Te Kuiti.

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The Best Of Bali’s Food And Drink

While on your Bali Holiday trip, make sure to indulge in some delicious food and drink merrily.  Enjoy this great article.

Bali is a great place to go for pretty much any type of traveler, with various activities to make anyone happy. But among the things that are great about Bali is the wide variety of food and drinks available. Simply gastronomical!
Traditional Bali Cuisine- Some Must-Tries
When I was in Bali, obviously I made it a point to try the foods that are native to Bali and that the locals enjoy on a daily basis. One of these wonderful foods is Bebek Bututu. This dish is a specialty dish where a duck is baked in banana leaves with many different kinds of herbs and spices to form a dish that is just excitement on the tongue. It was really delicious and I thoroughly enjoyed this particular dish.
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The Maldives – A Favorite Honeymoon Destination

While many Americans honeymoon in the Caribbean, the Maldives is a favorite destination for honeymooners in the UK. Taking holidays to the Maldives has long been one of the most popular options among UK honeymooners – and it’s not hard to see why. Indeed, there are five things that make the Indian Ocean destination particularly special for anyone planning a romantic break.

1.       Spectacular Beaches The first is the beaches. Made up of more than 1,000 separate coral islands, the archipelago sits like glistening jewels within the azure sea. As there are so many islands of different shapes and sizes, there are also plenty of beaches to choose from.
Strolling along the soft white sands together and admiring the stunning vista is sure to be among the best moments of your first days of married life. After all the hard work you put into planning your wedding, what could be more relaxing than lying back on the beach and soaking up the sun? (more…)

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How Not To Empty Your Wallet During A Cruise Trip

Cruise trips may be among the choices by people who want to spend their holidays or free time. One of the famous cruise lines in the United States is Bay State Cruise Company of Boston, Massachusetts. Although some of the cruise trips will accommodate you with complete facilities or entertainments, the fare may leave your wallet or bank accounts crying. Especially the cruise passengers who are on a tight budget. Extra services or accommodations are optional. If you want your bank survives during a cruise trip, avoid these things below.

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Online packages are always available for the passengers, but it is not that cheap, even with a discounted package. Your best bet is to unplug. If you really need the internet connection, bring your laptop or device ashore and look for a cafe or bar with free WiFi connection sign on the window. You can get a WiFI password at the price of coffee or beer or at most places even free today.
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The Dark Passenger’s Latest Trick – It Involves Clown Dolls

Man, this guy is killing me right now. Just when I think the Dark Passenger has stepped out for a smoke and a six pack of Coors, I turn around and he has completed destroyed some of my favorite things. He’s put cigarette holes in my grandma’s quilt and shot my dog in the ear. And after I blink a couple of times I find myself holding the gun.

Here’s his latest trick, his deadly mantra.

I’m Right.

Now I’m not talking pub trivia. I’m talking when I feel that I can lay claim to my rights or what is my possession. Doesn’t matter if it’s an argument or an agreement; it doesn’t matter if I’m talking theology or finances. It doesn’t matter what the circumstance, discussion, or conversation is worth. My Dark Passenger will put the brakes on any kind of open mindedness if my rights, possessions, intelligence, or success is on the line or threatened. You’re in my way? Doesn’t matter. You’re not working on my time-table? I’m charging forward.

And hidden in that sweet phrase, “I’m Right” is this phrase, “And you owe me, (expletive).” Since (oh, not if) I’m right, then you owe me respect, gratitude, or the honor of your humble apology. Because I’m so (bleeping) self-centered that I need to know that I’m right. I tuck myself into bed with a blanket of I’m Rights and if I don’t have them, I’m freezing out here.

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Historic Places in Washington DC

Washington DC has gone through a complex transition over the ages and currently has numerous historical places to behold. From its humble beginnings as a rural area with no development to its initial blueprint as the nation’s capital, to its expansion in size and growth in infrastructure at the onset of the 20th century, to its current place as an economic, political and cultural center, Washington DC is perhaps the most historically significant city in America.

Besides Philadelphia, the original capital of the nation, Washington DC also has its share of historical mysteries and majesties.

The 200-years old city is brought to life by its 96 historic places all located in various historic districts in the city. There are numerous local landmarks and historic neighborhoods that make the city a unique destination. For instance, the Octagon House, which is one of the city’s oldest buildings built by Colonel John Taylor, also has its own significant role in the American history.

Colonel Taylor was the man who offered his home to the first family (President Madison’s) to use as an Executive Mansion after the White House was burnt down by the British. It is in the tower room that Madison signed the Treaty of Ghent to end the war of 1812. While you there, also don’t forget to visit Ford’s Theater famous for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Through this guide, tourists can also be able to learn about and discover the Striver’s Section Historic District which has, since 1870’s, always been associated with African American leaders in education, business, religion, politics, architecture, art, science, and government. Learn about some of the most significant figures in this side of town like Frederick Douglass, who was branded the Father of Civil Rights Movement for his activism.

Travelers can also join the Washingtonians in their century-long practice of visiting the Eastern Market. This market forms part of a larger, public market system originally built to ensure orderly supply of necessities to the residents. Recently, the same market has acted as the focal point for the revitalization of the Capitol Hill neighborhood into a town center once again, both commercially and politically.

Washington DC has been divided into five sub-areas all highlighting important historic sites and monuments that shape its history. The Georgetown and Upper Northwest area has a number of attractions ranging from Takoma Park Historic District, Cleveland Park Historic Building, the National Zoo, Georgetown Historic District and the highly renowned Old Stone House.

The Old Stone House, located in the heart of Georgetown was built in 1765. It is Washington’s oldest private home known and it has been kept to depict the everyday life of the average citizen by that time. The historic house is open to the public and is managed by the National Park Service.

In the Dupont Circle and Embassy Row, a tourist can be treated to the Massachusetts Avenue Historic District which is home to the National Trust for Historic Preservation Building, Mount Pleasant Historic District, and the Kalorama Triangle Historic District. The Sheridan Kalorama Historic District hosts the Meridian Hill Park, The Woodrow Wilson House and the Striver’s Section District among several other churches, courts, cathedrals, temples, houses, schools and hotels of historic importance.

The most popular historic places in Washington are however located in the Capitol Hill Historic District which homes the Capitol Building, Library of Congress and the Lincoln Park. Equally famous is the magnificent White House which also has its own unique history. Though its construction was begun by the time George Washington was the president, its first residents were President John Adams and his family.

The White House is an important Washington DC landmark and acts as the home and office of the president. With 132 and 35 bathrooms on six levels, this building remains one of the most outstanding historic places in the whole of America.

Washington DC is generally the hub of numerous historic places that have demonstrated the evolution of the nation politically, socially and economically. These attractions display the transition and development seen in the country’s architecture, art, and science to its current state. Through the National Park Service, you can discover more about these historical places.

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