This is your invitation to set off on a fantasy weekend retreat – just you, your favorite travel companion and the QR Code. First, permit me to introduce you.
Sailing Alone Around the World was first published in 1900. Joshua Slocum flights is credited with being the first person to circumnavigate the globe by boat. He did so in his small sloop, Spray. His tale includes how he prepared her and himself for the trip. He is a hero to those that love to sail. His story is full of anecdotes’ about how he survived the boredom, the weather, how he met his needs, and even holds a spooky story or two. His intrepid spirit proves that a lot can be done with a little and reminds us just how people of today take things for granted. It is a must for any sailor’s bookshelf.
Your feet are now dog tired and it’s dinnertime. Blessedly, the restaurant you’ve chosen is right nearby and it’s as intimate as you hoped. Its menu is full of scrumptious dishes with fascinating ingredients and exquisite descriptions. However. You are allergic to eggs. If you eat anything cooked with eggs, you will feel ill for hours. This is seriously true. To your delight, you see that each menu entree is followed by a QR code that provides ingredients and allergy information. Oh joy! The pumpkin stuffed ravioli with hazelnut cream sauce is egg-free. Tonight, you will indulge.
Element #1: Choose a low maintenance, high comfort, great feeling/fitting fabric. A textile that rates high on the quality/comfort scale is what is commonly known as “slinky knit” or “travel knit” fabric. This is a unique blend of acetate with a very small percentage of spandex. The end result provides a truly miraculous knitted fabric. It offers: a good hand, minimal or no cling, minimizes figure imperfections, resists wrinkling, and launders well.
Language – Believe it or not, English is not spoken all over the globe and in many places you can find yourself in quite a jam if you can’t communicate with the locals. Well Aruba is not one of the places! The official language is Dutch, but everyone there speaks English and Spanish. In fact, on one of my trips, I learned that English and Spanish are required learning in Aruban schools. The natives also speak Papiamento which is a language almost exclusively spoken in Aruba. If you listen closely, you will hear words and phrases that sound familiar. That’s because Papiamento is originally a language originally created by slaves so they could communicate without alerting the slavers.
It can be difficult to stay in unfamiliar rooms, but with a few good organizing strategies and a couple of tips from Feng Shui, you can make every place feel a bit more like home. Here are some of my favorite ways to get more pleasure from any journey.
Financial assistance. As a reminder, not all guests will attend a destination wedding. With today’s economy, some individuals just cannot afford the cost. As disappointing as this can be, do not let it ruin your special day. Do not feel pressured to change plans or provide compensation. You should not have to pay for an aunt or cousin to attend your destination wedding. If they cannot afford the cost, they cannot afford the cost. With that said, if any immediate family members or wedding party members need financial assistance, consider offering it, but only if you can afford.