Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Canoe & Kayak Trips Through The Bayou - A Houston Event

Where: Woodway Boat Launch (Just west of 1-610)
Time: 9am - 1pm or 11am -3pm depending on the day
Reservation: Required
Phone: 713.752.0314 ext. 3
Cost: $60/pp
2011 Dates
Regular Scheduled Kayak Trips
January 15th Saturday, 11am-3pm
February 19th Saturday, 11am-3pm
March  26th Saturday, 10am-1pm 
April 16th Saturday,  9am-1pm
May 21st  Saturday,  9am-1pm
June 18th  Saturday  9am-1pm (Dad's Day weekend)

Paddle through the Buffalo Bayou and explore Houston downtown on a guided tour. The outfitter, North Lake Conroe Paddling Company  will provide the 2 seater Kayaks, mini lesson on kayaking, and all the gear required for this excursion. Reservation is required for this event and maximum capacity is 20.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Family Focused Resorts - Traveling with Kids Made Easy

Are you one of those parents that feel guilty going on vacation without your kids in tow? Let me usher you into the world of a relaxing adult vacation even with the presence of your kids! This vacation will mesmerize you and make you want to do it over and over again. I must warn you though, there is a possibility you may not want to leave this vacation when it's all over. These resorts are family focused and have all your bases covered for all the help you may need with your kids while on vacation.

Franklyn D. Resort, Jamaica: At this resort, all inclusive takes on a whole different meaning. It is not only inclusive of food and drinks, it extends to having your own private Vacation Nanny. Each family is assigned their own Nanny upon arrival and the Nanny is available to you from 9am - 4:40pm. She is trained in housekeeping and child care and her services are included in your "all inclusive package". She is available to help in the evenings to feed the kids, bathe, and put them to bed for additional $4/hr while you evoke the spirit  of your youthful exuberance (as long as you don't get too carried away). When you decide to spend time together as a family, your Nanny will help tidy and clean up your suite and also stock your refrigerator with needed provisions.  Kid's club is also available on site with arts & crafts and other activities for the kids.

Beaches Turks & Caicos: is a great all inclusive resort especially designed for family. Beaches has carefully thought out the different activities to engage different age group and ensure no one is left out. Sesame street characters, the new xbox 360 game garage, and sizzling teen disco are some of the intriguing activities available to tots, tween, and teens. Certified Nannies are available to help you with your kids in the nursery and around the playing area. Supervised kid's programs for different age groups are also available at no extra cost. Plenty of opportunity for parents to venture out on their own fun excursions while spending time together alone. A true vacation for all parties involved.

Beaches Turks & Caicos Photo by Voxefx

Windjammer Landing, St Lucia:  Patterned after the picturesque villages of the Mediterranean, this upscale ravishing resort boasts of 1500ft of white sand beaches and other water sport facilities. Shuttle services are provided for guests to the nearby shopping village where guests can shop and dine. Nanny services are offered, but reservation needs to be made ahead of time prior to arrival. This type of service is helpful to parents that don't want to leave their kids all day with a Nanny, but need some hours to relax at the Spa or go for an excursion. Movie nights, Bonfire nights, and Karaoke nights are also equally available to teens and adults.

Sandpiper Bay (Club Med), Florida: This is one of the only family all inclusive resort in the United States of America.   As with the other resorts earlier mentioned, Sandpiper Bay also offers great activities for kids through their Club Med world famous kid's club programs. It boasts of a Tennis Academy, Golf Academy, and a new Fitness Program. This Resort can be whatever you need it to be as their famous slogan goes, "action and fun when you want it, peace and quiet when you need it."

Breezes(Superclubs), Curacao: Is the first and only super inclusive resort in Curacao. By Super inclusive, they mean all your meals, drinks, entertainment, water and land sports with professional instructions are all included in your package and tipping is never permitted. Definitely not a chatoyant resort - what they say is what they deliver. There is always something to keep your kids occupied and thrilled while you discover the island for yourself.

There you have it in a nut shell! Retreat, Relax, and Rejuvenate!

Friday, January 7, 2011

Ice Sculpting Competition - Houston Area Event

Place: Discovery Green, 1500 Mckinney St. Houston, TX 77010
Time: 10a.m - 7pm
Entrance Fee: Free
Date: Saturday, January 8, 2011

The 3rd Annual Magnificent 7 Ice Sculpting competition holds on January 8, 2011 in Houston Downtown area. This event will feature acclaimed ice artists from around the country who will transform ice into spectacular masterpieces. Come and watch as they battle for the grand prize. Event to be crowned with live performance by Reverend Butler

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Fjords of Norway - Dramatically Beautiful

Fjord (fyôrd) a long, narrow, deep inlet from the sea between steep slopes of mountainous coast. Fjords usually occur where ocean water flows into valleys formed near the coast by
glaciers. Norway boasts of the longest, deepest, narrowest, and most beautiful Fjords in the world.

Sognefjord: This is the largest Fjord in Norway and the longest in the world. It stretches 127 miles (205 Kilometers) and reaches a maximum depth of 4,291ft (1308m) below sea level.

Nærøyfjord: This Fjord is the narrow branch of the Sognefjord. It is 11 miles (18km) long and only 1,600ft (500m) wide.

Geirangerfjord: Is one of Norway's most visited tourist sites. 9.3miles (15km) long and a branch of Storfjord. Also adorned with two beautiful waterfalls, seven sisters and the Suitor. The two falls are adjacent to one another across the Fjord and the Suitor is said to be trying to woo the sisters because of the location of the falls
Photo by Larigan

Lysefjord: Located in South-Western Norway, this Fjord is 23miles (42km) long with rocky walls encompassing it. This Fjord is lightly populated because of its unfriendly terrain. It is also in places as deep as the mountains are high.
Photo by Gard
From Wikipedia

These are just a few of the many Fjords in Norway. Aren't they priceless? Do you know of other Fjords in other countries? Let us know in your comment.
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