We’re Getting Married in Style

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I was never one of those girls that planned out her future wedding. I don’t think I thought about marriage at all as a child or young adult, my passion was always music and it always came first. So when my boyfriend of four years asked me to marry him, I was of course thrilled but also a little terrified. I didn’t know anything about weddings. Lucky for me I had an amazing man to help me plan. We decided to go nontraditional, our bridal party would show up in a bunch of party buses in Toronto. His tuxedo and my dress would both me a deep lavender. I would walk down the aisle to all the single ladies after which, he would put a ring on it.

We got some aghast looks from older relatives when we told them our plans. My elderly aunt even compared our nuptials to a sideshow. The thing is though, we are kind of a side show in our own way so that sort of works. Continue reading

A Relaxing Ride in the Back Seat

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Sometimes it’s nice to give yourself a little reward. Some people like to spend a weekend at the spa, getting a full body massage and sitting in the sauna. Others like to take a vacation in a far off place. For me, my reward comes in the form of a limo ride. There is a company that can rent a limo for Toronto residents and whenever I feel like treating myself, I rent one and just ride around in it. I don’t really have a particular destination in mind, I just want to sit back and relax in the back of the limo.

To me, riding in the limo is like riding on a cloud made of leather. Continue reading

Working on a Budget for a Party

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The wedding is not until next spring, but Mike’s friends have already started talking about the bachelor party. We started to work on the process this morning, there are four of us on the committee and we are working to figure out how best to employ the budget that we have. I went to the web page of a place called Platinum Party Buses where they let you view our site for party buses and you can get an idea of what they can offer you. Basically they can rent you a party bus with a capacity from thirty five to fifty people. Obviously they have a bunch of limousines and limo vans as well, so if you want to use any combination of them that can be arranged. Continue reading

What Can You Use a Party Bus for Other Than Parties?

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Groups of people that need to get from Point A to Point B can’t go wrong when a Toronto party bus rental is involved. This is the classy way to get around. Regular limos are super nice. Party buses add a few more “supers” to the nice. You do not have to crawl in and out of them. Therefore, your party clothes, tuxes or gowns do not get wrinkled and ruffled. You also have plenty of legroom in a party bus. No cramped close-quarter feelings either. A party bus is open and inviting. Sure, a limo is great for an intimate ride with your love, but a party bus is what you want when there is a group.

Party buses can be small, medium and large. You can fit upwards of 50 or 60 people in the big ones. Continue reading

Other Good Reasons Why Renting a Party Bus for a Wedding is a Good Idea

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Safety in transporting party-goers is paramount. Many parties involve the serving of alcohol. Having a professional driver at the helm is much better than just relying on a designated driver. In my own personal experience I have had a designated driver fail to remain sober. It was when my wife and I got married. The best man was supposed to drive us to the hotel after the reception. He was intoxicated before a couple of hours went by. I stopped drinking years ago, but I do recommend a party bus rental for Toronto for anyone who will be having a wedding party imbibe.

Also, a party bus is a big vehicle built on a truck chassis. It is solid and heavy. Simple laws of physics tell me that is a good thing when out on the road. Having mass on your side if an accident were to occur is a good thing. Continue reading

The Perfect Ride for My Sister’s Wedding Day

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When my sister told me that she was getting a party bus for her wedding party, I wasn’t sure why. I knew that we all had to get from the church to the reception site with a couple of stops in between, but I had just figured we would all drive our own selves there. She told me that she had looked at a Platinum party bus in Toronto after seeing one pass her on the street, and she was really happy for that chance encounter with it. Otherwise, she never would have looked and realized just how nice they are.

When she first told me a bus, I thought that she was talking about a bus like kids take to school. I figured it would look a little different on the outside, but a bus really cannot change how it looks on the inside by much. I have ridden on enough different ones to know just how true that statement is. Continue reading

We Took a Weekend Trip to Toronto

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There was a CFL game between Montreal and Toronto on Monday night, obviously you may have seen it on TSN. However that was just an excuse to take off on a trip. The whole thing was organized by a friend of my boss, I do business with him regularly. He got divorced a few months ago and since then he has been running wild. He hired one of those places that does party bus rentals for Toronto and drove about seventy people up to the game. They had to have two buses, because one of them will hold at most around forty five people. I think the second one was not quite as big as the first one, but it was still pretty big and it was just as nice. I was on the first bus and of course all of the people on it were taking advantage of all of the free booze. Continue reading

I Found the Perfect Place to Stay for a Couple of Days

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Driving through Alabama was really nice. I had never been there before, but I sure liked the area as I traveled through in my car. After getting a little bit road bleary on my drive through, I decided to figure out where I could sleep for the night. I did not know anything about the hotels and motels in Cullman where I was traveling through, but I pulled over to the side of the road and just did a quick search on my cell phone.

The place I ended up staying for the night was a nice bed and breakfast. I had always heard of them, but never stayed in one. I always assumed that I would do that one day when I was married and had children. I figured it would be nice for a honeymoon or a family vacation. But I was sure glad that I found the place I was staying in. Continue reading

Taking a Tour of the Stars’ Homes

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When my best friend asked me if I wanted to go with her to Beverly Hills, it took me all of three seconds to say yes. It only took that long because I was not expecting that question! We are both enthralled with the way the other half lives, particularly the stars that we see on TV and hear on the radio just about every day. Though she was going there on business, I knew that we were going to fit in a Beverly Hills tour before we left. I planned on spending the day at the hotel spa while she did her business, but then the next two days were ours to do whatever we wanted. Continue reading

A Relaxing Time in Ottawa

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I hate traveling on public transportation. It’s like being crammed in to a can like a sardine. People always try to bother you on the train. One guy tried to sell me some cheap headphones once while I was riding. I don’t know where he got the headphones, or if they had been stolen, but I wasn’t about to buy any. A few months ago, I took a trip to Ottawa by car and my car broke down once I got into town. Rather than taking public transportation, I rented a limousine in Ottawa that would take me wherever I wanted to go.

My family asked me why I didn’t just rent a regular car instead of a limousine. A car would have been the more economical choice, but it wouldn’t have felt as good. I was taking the trip as a personal vacation, so I wanted to feel as relaxed as possible. The limo really made me fell as if I was getting away from everything, and made me forget all about my car that had broken down. Continue reading

Started to Think About Our Holiday Plans

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I am not sure how practical an idea this is, but Leigh and I have been thinking about taking about three weeks this year and going on an extended holiday. Of course we have been going on vacation for years and usually it is some place relatively close. Last year we went to Canada, did a week in the Pacific Northwest part of Canada, took a scenic rail trip. This year we are thinking about something epic. This friend of mine showed me some pictures from a place called Queenstone Lodge, this it here http://queenstownholidayhouse.com/. Continue reading

Getting More Info on Car Hires at Aberdeen Airport

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I am flying out in a few days, so I looked to find more info about hiring a specific type of car from the Aberdeen Airport. I like to have all my ducks in a row when I have to travel for business. I really do not like it in the first place, so if I have to do it, I want it to go smoothly. One thing that really ruins the trip is having difficulty hiring the type of car I need at the destination.

I work for a fossil fuel exploration company, and I need a sturdy SUV for some trips. On other trips I need a luxury sedan due to having to take a VIP with me wherever I go. When I schedule with a car hire agency, I do not want any substitutions when I arrive to pick up my car. On one occasion I was offered an upgrade to a very nice sedan, but I needed an SUV. That was no help thus making me very aggravated. Continue reading

Started Traveling a Lot More Lately

It is not as though I am a global traveler now, but I have definitely become a lot more of a vagabond since I started my new job. I have a territory and it covers all of the New England area. I have to get a passport as they are going to send me across the border on occasion. I am not sure that you need it if you just go across the border every now and then, but I am going to be crossing back and forth, so it is going to be a lot better if I make that go away. It is going to be easy enough. You just have to figure out where you go to get the passport. Continue reading

Going to Yellowstone National Park

I homeschool my children, and part of the fun of that is actually exploring the world instead of sitting in a classroom just reading about it. For one class last year, we all decided that we would go to Yellowstone National Park. The kids had just learned about Old Faithful and had seen pictures, and they were anxious to see it in person. I decided to look up Cody Wyoming hotels online to see if I would be able to find a good deal on a room for the four of us, and i found just that.

There is a hotel there called Moose Creek Lodge and Suites, and they had a room that has three queen size beds in it. I knew that the girls would have shared a bed, but this was even better. Continue reading

Looking into a Safari Trip This Summer

Of course I actually think it would be Winter in the Southern Hemisphere from what they say, but I believe the weather is usually pretty warm down in South Africa all year around. I do not know what the temperature variation is down there, but it seems like the hot season would be what you would want to avoid. I was checking out the price of an accommodation in Hoedspruit, which seems to be one of the better places to stay from what research I have done into the topic. The big thing we are thinking about is the actual getting there. It is not clear how you would do it, but it would obviously take a long time to fly all the way over there and I am sure that it would be quite expensive no matter what. Continue reading

Pricing out a Big Holiday Trip

Of course like every other person I have a budget for every thing that I do, although I usually sort of figure stuff out on the fly. In this case I am going to have to sit down and do the math, because it is going to be a pretty fair chore to arrange this trip and it is not as though I want to make a mess of it. I have been looking at the cost of holiday houses in NZ and the cost of the air fare from here to there. Of course both of those things are very important and you have to look at the time involved as well. First you have to get to Los Angeles, which is not a short trip from here in North Carolina. Continue reading

Escaping from the Stress of Work

Being able to get away from it all is what I look forward to every year. With the constant pressure to perform well at work riding on my shoulders it has become more important with each passing year that I find some kind of outlet that will give me a few days of peace and quiet. That’s why I use Bookabach when I need to escape and escape is exactly what I do. As an American, I like to do something different than what most of my fellow Americans do. See, for most of us we tend to stay within the realm of the United States. Not me, sir. Not me.

I like to get as far away as possible as I can from the United States. Don’t get me wrong; I love it here! I wouldn’t trade my home for any other country in the world but there is no doubt that living here can be a stressful experience thanks to the capitalist drive of the free market demanding more from us financially. Continue reading

Thinking About Whether or Not I Can Afford a Trip to New Zealand

Thinking about whether or not I can afford a trip to New Zealand right now. It is not a small thing and it would involve a lot of planning for me to be able to pull it off. As an example if i wanted to go down to Orlando and see that mouse kingdom, I could go hop on a plane and be down there in about three hours I suppose. In this case I can figure out what the cost would be for air fare and for Greenstone lodge Queenstown accommodation in New Zealand, but the time is a big deal too. I do not have an unlimited amount of time I could devote to this trip and it really does not seem as though you want to do something like this in a big rush. It is likely to be a once in a lifetime type of adventure, so why go scurrying through it as though your butt was on fire.

I have not sat down to look at the airline schedules yet, but my guess is that it takes a long time to get there from here. I do a search for LAX to New Zealand and that gives me a price range, it is going to be North of a thousand dollars for a round trip, upwards to fourteen hundred I suppose. My guess is that you do not want to get the coach seats on that flight either. A web page I found lists the travel time for New Zealand as just under 14 hours, flying from LA. I would have to get across the country to get to LAX and then when I got to New Zealand (I would guess it would be Wellington or Auckland), then I would have to get to the final destination.

Choosing to Travel by Greyhound Bus Across Country

I go every year across the country to visit relatives. On my vacation I take the bus to see the countryside. I could fly out, but I like going by bus. I also save a lot by booking in advance and using promo codes for Greyhound Bus Lines that I find online. I go from one coast to the other one. Sure, it takes a couple of days of traveling, but I like it. I actually book the longest routes I can take while still saving money. A lot of times you can save more by being routed indirectly. I don’t mind that. I am looking to do more sightseeing.

I schedule stops where I can rent a cheap place to stay. I will explore a town or city I have never seen. Sometimes it takes me a few days to get to my relatives. I usually stay for a few days and head back toward home. The return leg is often longer than my trip out. I plan it that way. Continue reading

Going to Take the Winter off

It was merely happenstance. I needed a girlfriend or I wanted a girlfriend. The old one dumped, although the blame was entirely my own. At least she says that I was looking at other girls, which I probably was being that I am a man. That caused her to fly into a rage. Apparently one of her friends was quite happy to see this it seemed. A few days later she ran into me, at the place where you would run into me easily, the school library. She asked me what I thought about holidays in spain, which is something I had not really thought too much about. Continue reading

Started Planning Our Next Vacation

Of course we have a general idea of what we are going to do, but specific agreement is a long way off at this point. It appears that we might go to Paros in the Cyclades Islands, because that is a good compromise. Ann Marie will do her yoga in greece and I will get to do some scuba diving. Of course the two of us will have to decide whether or not there will be more to it. If we go to Greece and the Greek Isles it will probably be for around three weeks or maybe even a month. We have no one holding us back and we have saved up enough money for traveling. It is just a matter of deciding how to go about it. Of course we are thinking about all of the variables and how it is going to be done.

It is going to cost us a fair amount of money, that much is obvious. However it is not going to be anything luxurious. We figure that it is nice and warm there, but we should be able to make do by renting a little cottage and maybe a couple of Vespas, those little motor scooters that you see. We will not be renting a villa or anything like that, although we think that if we look around we might be able to do pretty well for ourselves. It is not going to be terribly easy for us to strike the perfect balance, but we figure that we can just figure it out as carefully as we are able. We had thought about finding a couple of other couples to split expenses with us and maybe rent one of those villas. It is pretty surprising what you can get if you have enough people to divide the cost.

Trusting Corporate Cab Services in Mumbai

One of the things I like a lot about international business travel is not having to drive myself around. When I travel in the states I have to do it myself. My employer prefers to have its employees be taken from place to place while visiting in other countries rather than have them drive themselves. I would say one of my favorite providers of this service is a company that provides corporate cab services in mumbai. They are easy to deal with, and they get me to where I am going and back again without issues.

It is easy to get lost in a new city even if you have been there lots of times. These modern cities are perpetually under construction. Roads change as well as the landmarks you get used to. If you are in the city most every day year round, it is easy to adjust to the changes. Flying into Mumbai on business a couple of times a year is not enough to keep track of all of the new things. Continue reading