A Nice Anniversary Surprise for Our Parents

When my boyfriend and I decided to surprise my parents with a surprise anniversary dinner, we originally thought it was going to just be the four of us. However, my two brothers and their families wanted to join in the fun. Both of my brothers have pretty large families with one having six children and the other having five. That made a total of 19 people getting together for this celebration. My oldest brother said we should look into a limo or party bus. I saw an advert stating to view our site for party buses not long before that, so I decided to go ahead and do just that.

I was really surprised with the buses that I saw. I thought that they would be nice, but I was not prepared for how luxurious they actually are. I was also impressed with how many different sizes there were. We just needed a small one because there were only 19 of us. If we had double that amount, there would still be a bus big enough for us. Continue reading →

A Special Family Night out

My husband and I had the best Christmas last year. Well, it was the best one in nearly 15 years anyway. We have four children, and they have spread out. Our youngest still lives about an hour away, but the other three live hours away. Getting together is easy enough, but it has been years since we have all been together for a happy occasion. Their Christmas gift to their father and myself was everyone arranging a week off at Christmas to come visit. Our gift was going to www.partybustoronto.limo and finding a party bus that would hold the entire gang for a fun night out on the town. Continue reading →

Tips To Help You Do Myrtle Beach Vacations

If you are having a vacation or planning for one, why not try the Myrtle Beach vacations? As a beach city, Myrtle Beach is among the beach vacation destinations in the United States. Located in South Carolina, the beach stretches for sixty miles. Its sands are soft and sandy and the accommodations can be from Central Myrtle Beach, North Myrtle Beach, South Myrtle Beach, and Litchfield Beach & Pawleys Island.

In Central Myrtle Beach, you will see many oceanfront hotels and resorts, as well as motels and condo rentals. Included in the attractions in this area are the Myrtle Beach State Park, Family Kingdom, Ocean Boulevard, Ripley’s Aquarium, Broadway at the Beach, and theatres. There are also endless shopping and dining options.

For Myrtle Beach vacations in home rentals, oceanfront resorts, campgrounds, and many other lodging options, you may try the North Myrtle Beach. You can also check out the northern Grand Stand area including the Windy Hill, Ocean Drive, Crescent Beach, Cherry Grove, Little River areas, and Atlantic Beach.

The South Myrtle Beach which stretches along the southern Grand Stand region, you will take delight on the Surfside Beach, Garden City Beach, and Murrells Inlet. In this area, there are several home rentals, resorts, hotels, and additional vacation rental selections like villas and condos. This region is also home to Murrells Inlet Marshwalk and waterfront dining, Wild Water and Wheels, and Legends in Concert.

Going further south, you will spot the Litchfield Beach & Pawleys Island, home to spectacular golf and sprawling plantations.

Regardless of your standards in lodging, you are assured that your Myrtle Beach vacations are among the most memorable. Amenities may include swimming pools including kiddie pools and lazy rivers, tennis courts, bars, caf, restaurants and full resort service. If you need to check your e-mail, there are choices such as having a wi-fi connection in your room or go somewhere within the vicinity that is a hot spot for wi-fi connection.

In some hotels, the accommodation package may include unlimited rounds in playing golf on the beach city’s golf courses that extend even on some rolling hills. Each golf course is designed to protect the wildlife and natural habitat indigenous to the region. Some of the architects of the golf courses are Arnold Palmer, Robert Trent Jones, Jack Nicklaus, and Greg Norman.

While there, you can have fun with the endless entertainment and attractions such as amusement parks, historical sites, water sports, and casino cruising. In casino cruising, there are free drinks given while you play your favorite games such as craps, roulette, blackjack, Texas hold’em, let it ride, and 3-card poker. There are hundreds of slot machines available as well.

A few events that you should not miss while you are on your Myrtle Beach vacations are Sun Fun festival, Beach Boogie & BBQ festival, Canadian-American Days festival, and Grand Stand Fishing Rodeo.

Fishing is also an activity sought by most Myrtle Beach vacations goers. You can go on saltwater fishing and charter fishing. Many try the city’s movie theaters, concert halls, dinner shows, live theater, and variety shows on the Grand Stand.

Waikiki Vacations Are Popular For Japanese Travelers

Japanese vacationers who are looking for a trendy spot to vacation often choose Hawaii as their destination. Oahu is the most popular Hawaiian island in which Japanese tourists plan their vacations. The reason for this is because the atmosphere is friendly, the nightlife is lively, and it is a very trendy travel destination.

The So Popular Waikiki

More and more people of Japanese heritage are traveling to the island of Oahu, which is part of the Hawaiian Islands and staying at Waikiki. One of the main reasons why this vacation hotspot is seeing an influx in the numbers of Japanese travelers is due to the fact that Waikiki Beach is known around the world for its beauty, cleanliness, safety, and for its coastal water. It is a very popular spot for those who want to take part in swimming, snorkeling, and even to surf. Waikiki Beach has been very popular for water sports since the
1960’s.

Hawaiian royalty has favored Waikiki since the 18th century. Some of the islands beauty has been subjected to commercialization. Thankfully, it has still managed to retain most of its natural beauty. It is very lively in terms of dining, nightlife, and cultural events.

Popular things for Japanese travelers to do in Waikiki

1. Diamond Head is one of the famous Waikiki’s landmarks
Japanese people like to take part in the outdoor activities that are commonplace in Waikiki. Many of them take part in nature tours that include a hike to the Diamond Head State Monument. This nature hike is for both the inexperienced and experienced hiker. Plan to take part in this 45-minute hike to climb to the top of its summit.

Once you reach the top of the summit, you will be enthralled with the majestic beauty of the scenic view that lies before your eyes. You will be able to gaze upon the island of Oahu in its entire splendor. Get ready to go on an adventure of a lifetime. Do not forget your hat and some sunscreen.

2. Aquarium of Waikiki and Honolulu Zoo

Many Japanese families are traveling with the kids. If this this your case, then head on over to Waikiki Aquarium or Honolulu Zoo, which offers a fantastic treat for kids and adults alike. Honolulu Zoo is the home for over 150 tropical animals and birds including turtles, tigers, giraffe, monkeys, geckos; colorful parrots and Hawaii’s State bird Nene. Your kids will be fascinated with the beautiful and diverse Hawaiian flora and fauna.

3. Waikiki Beach Walk

Japanese travelers are known for their love for shopping. Waikiki is home to some of the best shopping experiences. Waikiki Beach walk is the newest Waikiki’s dining, shopping and entertainment district. It is always fun to shop and catch on a Hawaiian entertainment show that is happening right here, in the midst of stores and restaurants.

4. Historical Sites of Waikiki

There are many historical sites in Waikiki for you to enjoy. Head on over to St. Augustine Church, a church that exudes splendor and magnificence in the midst of the Waikiki’s skyscrapers. This majestic church with a ceiling that directs your eyes towards the sky, has spectacular stained glass windows and beautiful services with singing.

And of course, many of Japanese travelers are interested in visiting Pearl Harbor Memorial. It carries a special meaning to all Japanese and American people. There are several packages and tours that organize visiting of the Memorial. And like never before, Japanese travelers feel at home while on their vacations to Waikiki and experiencing genuine Hawaiian hospitality of the land and its people.