These days there is ALOT going on out in the world! It is easy to get all caught up in the events and forget that Life is Short, If you do not take the time to enjoy what time we have here you may end up regretting it. There are a lot of ways to break up the monotony and save some money at the same time. Cheap travel vacations is not only a break from the constant ROLL of work and family responsibilities it can also provide you the timeless memories that money CAN’T buy!
The Scenic Route
Life seems to always move so fast these days, between work and home responsibilities the time flies by. It is important to remember to stop once in a while and enjoy your surroundings. There is so much beauty around us all the time and we take much of it for granted or don’t even realize it’s there? There were times when I arrived at work and couldn’t even remember the drive? I know I made it safely and obviously didn’t cause and accidents but other than that nothing? After several years of doing this I realized what I was doing and decided to change things up! I would program the GPS to avoid highways and leave a little earlier to ensure I made it on time.
It was amazing at the things that I saw that I never knew were even around. There were many specialty stores, fresh fruit stands and such. I would stop on the way home and pick up some goodies. There were it also changed my outlook on going into work as well. We all have the hurry up and wait syndrome from time to time, so I figured it was time to adjust my attitude to try to break my old habits.
Seeing the Sites
My job paid fairly well but I didn’t really have any good memories to look back on, traveling around the country like I always hoped I could? So I did some soul-searching and decided it would be a good idea to try to see some sights. Where to begin was the first question? I know there are many places in the states that I have always wanted to see, plus add that to the places abroad and it looked like the sky was the limit.
I started doing more research to try to get the best BANG for my buck! I had never been on a Cruise before and was a little worried that once on the ship what would happen if you didn’t like it, do you just swim back to shore? My Fiance’e had also never been on a cruise before and I found that no matter what we were doing it was always better when we were together. We discussed the opportunities and decided to just take the plunge! The first cruise was just us and we had a really good time met people from all over and gained some new friends along the way. We have been on three cruises with two different cruise lines and are looking at trying a third cruise line just so we know wish one we like best.
There are several benefits to cruising with one cruise line usually in the FREE perks they give you for return customers. This was clear however I really didn’t have anything to compare the first cruise with so decided to expand my knowledge base so to speak. We signed up for some excursions on the first cruise and they were very helpful to get to see some things you may not know are out there to do? We also did the fly by the seat of your pants excursion that we just made up as we went along and that turned out OK as well, so it is really about t what YOU want out of the trip!
Ireland Cheap Travel Vacation
Well for as long as I could remember I have always wanted to go to Ireland. I have Irish in my bloodline plus I like the old architecture! I have a friend that travels a lot and I spoke to him about the best places and such to see. He is a very organized individual and had an entire itinerary already made up that he followed. He also introduced me to the AIRBNB and VRBO sites I never knew about. After I looked over his itinerary ( I knew we liked a lot of the same things to begin with) I took the information to my fiance’e and we discussed. Our youngest daughter was graduating that year and we thought it may be one of the last times we will have an opportunity to do a Small Family Vacation with just the three of us.
I went ahead and as usual researched things and places and using my friends itinerary drew up a plan to go. I have always wanted to see the Blarney Stone and Castle, Cork, Dublin, have a drink in Temple Tavern. There is so much rich culture and wonderful buildings, it was amazing! There was the Ring of Kerry, dingle peninsula where we stayed on and actual Island at a Private cottage (AIRBNB) where they still speak Gaelic. The sites where amazing and the people very friendly.
The trip would not have been complete without seeing the Cliffs Of Moher. We bought the boat tickets for all three of us and soon found out our daughter get’s sea sick! Well we did the best we could try to keep her STEADY while enjoying the views. They actually tell you the stories that go along with the cliffs so it was not only interesting but educational as well. It was on e of the best trips and turned out not so EXPENSIVE using what I had learned from the research and friends and Family!
Let the Travel and FUN begin
While on this trip to try to make the most out of the time we have, always remember it’s not always the destination but the journey that can bring you happiness! There are so many sites to see and places to travel to it can seem overwhelming! Remember this is the start of many memories to come and try to enjoy even the rain when it happens as this to shall pass into memories.
I look forward to sharing the experiences with you, and I am always available if there are any questions.
Founder Cheap Travel Vacations