Golfers like to indulge in their hobby when they are on vacation, and enjoy the challenge of playing on first class courses and in beautiful surroundings. The best Golf Vacation Packages are in locations where non-golf playing companions have plenty to do. There are many deals to choose from with quality accommodation and golfing facilities.
The Myrtle Beach golf market took shape in the 1960s when a dozen nine- or 18-hole courses opened, and development continued nearly unabated for four more decades before course closures began to outnumber openings.
The Go Vacations Golf company organizes breaks in the Palm Springs area, where there are more than 120 courses. The West Palm Beach PGA National Resort and Spa Gold Package includes a choice of five championship courses, a double guest room, a daily full American breakfast and the use of a health and fitness center. The center has facilities for yoga, jogging, aerobics, racquetball, a sauna and whirlpool tub. This resort is the headquarters for the Professional Golfers Association and has the amenities to match its position, including drive ranges, putting greens, tennis courts, nine swimming pools, and restaurants. A map of the local restaurants is provided. Guests can sail on the private lake and relax on the exclusive beach. This Golf Vacation Package includes golf carts and score cards. The company operates similar packages in resorts in Texas, Virginia, California, Arizona and the Carolinas.
Keen golfers like to play all the year round if they can. Golf Packages of the Carolinas offer Myrtle Beach Winter Golf Specials with a range of deals to choose from. Most of them include accommodation at golf villas at Sandpiper Bay in Sunset Beach, North Carolina. The Big Cat Package includes three rounds of golf on the Big Cat course at Ocean Ridge Plantation with three night’s stay in the luxury golf villa. The 27 Holes a Day Package includes three, 27 hole rounds and three night’s accommodation. The Fanatic Golfers Only deal is for six rounds of golf and three night’s accommodation. The 27-27-18 Special Golf Vacation Package is for 72 holes with a 27 hole round at Aberdeen CC, another 27 holes at Waterway Hills and an 18 hole round at Long Bay with three night’s accommodation.
The area around Las Vegas has long been a favorite destination for golfers. Desert Golf, as it is known, involves playing on some of the best courses with all the entertainment of Las Vegas nearby. The Golf Exclusives Package includes championship courses within a short drive from the Las Vegas Strip, including Badlands, Stallion Mountain, Desert Pines and Revere. This Golf Vacation Package is for three night’s accommodation at Sonoran Suites for a double occupancy and three rounds of golf with golf carts provided. A car with unlimited mileage is also supplied and the price includes hotel taxes. There are three separate rates for High Season, Shoulder Season, and Low Season. This company also runs golf deals in Scottsdale, Arizona, San Diego, California, Charleston, South Carolina and overseas in Ireland.
One of the ways I get to see the world–as one who doesn’t travel all that much or doesn’t have the money to do so–is to watch really well-done films, check out TV shows, or even listen to superbly depicting songs. When I was younger and sequestered in a solemn community in Puritan New England, I used songs and old Elvis movies to do the same thing. For example, I “discovered” the Hawaii shores and the Huntington Beach, California, and other, neighboring beaches by way of “Blue Hawaii,” “G. I. Blues,” the Beach Boys, and better, Patti Smith and other rockers.
Legendary laid back-luxury blends with an authentic “no worries” vibe in Huntington Beach, California’s quintessential beach town, where it’s endless summer in the land of sun, surf and sand.
Do you ever see a potential vacation spot, a viable plot of real estate, or a school or hotel or home by way of movies or TV shows? Hey, in effect, they are 3-D, 2-hour brochures. Check out Huntington Beach, California, this way, for example. First, you likely know that like most of the popular and/or secluded beaches, Huntington Beach, California offers premier surfing off eight miles of accessible beach/shore. This means, of course, numerous world-renowned competitions and events are hosted in
Huntington Beach in California—including the AVP for Pro Beach Volleyball and the U. S. Surfing Opens, as well as Van’s World Championship of Skateboarding. So you can watch the sports events, and catch sight of the oceans, the sands, the weather…, or you can watch the psychological thriller, “Dementia: An Experiment in Terror,” an independent film shot totally in Huntington Beach, California, so you can get the dimensions and dynamics, as well as a general idea of some of the people (though be sure not to confuse characters with residents—ahem).
Or, you might intentionally look for Huntington Beach, California landscape, politics, and society in focused films such as “The Ten Best Beaches in California” or the KQED special, “Coastal Clash,” wherein the coverage includes discussion of who owns what part of which beach, but also features images that are alluring and enlightening. Or, you can watch HBTV3 or catch clips of the sights and sites on the official Huntington Beach, California web pages.
I haven’t had the chance to visit Huntington Beach, California, yet, though I did—years after listening to Patti Smith’s “Redondo Beach”—hitchhike down the coast to see what all the lyrics portrayals were about. You may want to try the movies, the shows, and the clips…whether they are fictional and set in Hunting Beach or factual and about such areas that are sunny, surfable, and most welcoming and visit-worthy.
When building a summer home, there are many things which you must consider. Not only should your beach house designs take in to account the size of the available lot, but also the more specific things about the location. For example, when you buy beach house designs, they never tell you how your house will stand up to a hurricane. How about flooding? Earthquakes? Your vacation home might be where you get away to to dream a bit, and escape your everyday life, but you shouldn’t be dreaming when you are planning its construction. Take account of the surroundings and protect your investment!
Last week, Frank Sinatra’s former beach house was swept off the market by another famous figure. The Malibu property, which originally had an asking price of $12.9 million, first dropped to $11.5 million, and was ultimately purchased by actress Mindy Kaling for $9.95 million, reports the Observer.
The bottom line is that getting good beach house designs is never really enough anymore. You must know where you are building, and insure that it is solid enough to accommodate your plans. With the changing environment, there are only going to be more and more natural disasters, and you are more and more likely to have to discard the low, sprawling beach house designs so currently fashionable, to build something more staid and solid – a fortress against the elements.
Before you even get in to the beach house designs, you would do well to do some good research about the area where you are to be building it. You should look at tides and available breakwaters, insure an adequate distance above sea level, and try your best to insure that you are not building in a region of the world which is frequently beset by storms. If you don’t want to be paying an arm and a leg to build your dream cottage, you should also research what local materials are available, and then buy a beach house design which can employ these materials in its construction.
Most of all, you should hire a builder familiar with the area. There are probably tens of thousands of people who could draw out perfect beach house designs which will positively make your mouth water, but you don’t need the perfect beach house so much as you need one designed for where you are going to put it. Good beach house designs, like good designs for any building, take in to account the local environment, and the site. They don’t blindly seek to create the most sprawling, extravagant structure possible, heedless of the environment. You will be happier knowing that you have built a beach house which will keep you and your family safe for years to come.
Gone are the days when families can readily afford taking in a movie at the theatre every weekend, or even patronizing the local pizzeria. Most of us have scratched such activities from the family budget, just in order to make ends meet. However, this doesn’t mean that family outings are out of the question. We just need to find activities that are affordable.
Children across Kentucky and Indiana are staying from school in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Getting the whole family involved in a get together keeps family ties close and affords opportunities for communication that we may no longer have at the dinner table, due to schedules that don’t match up at the same time. Here are five ideas for cheap family fun that every member of the family will enjoy, despite budgetary constraints.
1.When was the last time your family went on a picnic? No matter where you live, there are plenty of public parks where you can have a picnic in beautiful surroundings. Pack up your lunch and a couple of blankets or beach chairs and get out in the fresh air. You’ll be eating lunch anyway, so this is indeed cheap family fun. Bring toys for younger kids to play with, a ball for older kids to play a game of catch and you’re in business. Board games provide more fun, so everyone has a good time.
2.Nature walks are virtually free, but for the gas it takes to get there. Now that gas prices are reasonable, this activity is cheap family fun at its finest. If you have a set of binoculars, bring them to spy out birds and forest critters. Go to the library and check out a field guide for your area. Kids and adults alike enjoy being able to identify plants, rocks, seashells or tide pool residents.
3.If you live in a metropolitan area, you’ve got a kid’s museum somewhere close by. Typically, there’s no admission fee. At worst, the entrance fee is nominal. Combine a picnic with the remainder of the afternoon spent checking out the kid’s museum. More cheap family fun on the hoof.
4.Biking is another great idea for a cheap family outing. If the kids all have their own bikes, but you and Dad don’t, you can rent bikes cheaply from your local bike shop. Almost every town in America has biking trails, some of which are quite picturesque. You discover new scenery and get some exercise as well.
5.Many community parks have swimming pools, volleyball courts, playgrounds, skateboarding areas and other kid friendly activities. Again, there’s no charge for making use of these city and county parks and there’s something for everyone to do. It gives the kids opportunities to make new friends, while parents can supervise while having a little quiet time to chat.
Cheap family fun ideas are everywhere. Once you put a little thought into finding these activities, you’ll see that you have tons of free, or next to free activities to fill months of weekends.
Although the season for a vacation is just past, there will be many more reason to go for a great vacation in the days and years to come. If you are among those who has not had an opportunity to come to the Asian region, I suggest you make your next vacation an Asian vacation. Not only will you have the time of your life in your Asian vacation, but you will also discover the joys of a whole new culture and way of life. Make that several new cultures, as nearly each country in the Asian region has its own, unique culture which is guarded and zealously protected.
A California couple called off plans for a vacation to Southeast Asia and opted for “something safe” — and ended up on the quarantined Grand Princess.
Among the very first benefits of an Asian vacation will be the exchange value. All currencies in the Asian region are favorable when compared to the US dollar. So while on your Asian vacation, you can stretch your dollar to get you that much further and to do so much more. Add that to the fact that in regions like India and China there is always a craving for the green back and you can rest assured that you will manage the best deal.
The more important reason to go on an Asian vacation is of course the diversity of the region. With two of the world’s most populous nations I its embrace, the Asian region has an amazingly diverse breadth and scope to offer the traveler. Take India for instance. While here on your Asian vacation, you will discover that a single lifetime is not sufficient to explore all that India has to offer. You can either go the scenic route, the historical route, the cultural route, the religious route, the natural beauty route, the spa and health route or even the emerging, resurgent India route. But your Asian vacation better set aside a chunk of time to cover India alone.
The same is the case with China. Mainland China itself, with its millions of villages, cities and towns to see, will occupy a fair bit of your time. And when you consider that your Asian vacation will never be complete without visiting regions like Tibet, Hong Kong and Taiwan (associated in one way or another with China) you will see that you invariably will crave a longer vacation. And what is an Asian Vacation that does not include the famed temples of Cambodia and especially Angkor Vat in its itinerary? Most Americans ill also make Vietnam a part of their Asian vacation for obvious, historical reasons. Indonesia, Laos, Burma and Bhutan are often visited not just for their scenic beauty, but also for spiritual and religious reasons.
More contemporary Asian vacations will surely touch upon first world nations in the region like Singapore and Japan. While relatively small, both these nations have a standard of living that is comparably better than even life in the US. And each of them have their own reasons for being a part of your Asian vacation package. While Singapore is a veritable hub for everything, Japan is an exotic, far eastern mystery worth spending time on.
One of the public health nurses that I work with has been talking about getting married for several years. She has been engaged for three years and recently gave birth to the second child that she and her fiancé have. Several months ago she announced that they had set a wedding date. They decided that they were going to get married on the fourth anniversary of meeting each other.
Wedding season is fast approaching, and the need for wedding shoes that are apropos for the beach or your seaside ceremony will soon be something on your to-do list—you’ll need them for your first dress fitting.
As she started making calls for the wedding she discovered that she could not find a place for the reception. Rather than change the date the couple decided that they would have a beach wedding instead. The couple lives close to a large public beach. There is a pavilion close by in a large park. They decided that the ceremony would take place by the water and the reception would be catered in the pavilion. The bride’s uncle is a minister and he did agree to perform the beach wedding, however he warned the couple that this arrangement does not always work out the best because the beach is a public place. The couple felt that he was exaggerating. They thought that strangers would respect the privacy of a gathering of people attending a beach wedding. The plan was to have an early evening ceremony followed by a light supper and dancing.
The day of the beach wedding was beautiful. The temperatures were warm and there was only a slight breeze coming off the ocean. The moon was close to full so the evening promised to be lovely also. Due to the warmth of the day the beech was very busy. The day was so nice that many of the sunbathers and swimmers were reluctant to leave. There was a problem finding parking for the wedding guests, this was one thing that the bride and groom had not considered. Another thing they did not consider is that strangers would move the ropes of the area where the ceremony was to be held. It took time to find a space on the beach that was large enough to accommodate the wedding guests. Once we were all in place the minister signaled the musicians to begin playing. Their music could barely be heard above the radios, talking and screaming of the beach dwellers. The bride made her appearance and the ceremony started. Many of the people that were spending the day on the beach came over to watch the ceremony.
The reception went much smoother and everyone had a very nice time. The bride admits that she should have listened to the minister regarding the beach wedding. She did not like how many strangers were standing around as they were trying to say their vows. She had wished for a nice weather day, but did not realize the amount of people that would stay on the beach to enjoy the nice day.