With rising temperatures and
record breaking heat in the Arizona desert, the summer months are the perfect
time for heading up north to higher elevations, 7000ft or higher, where the
temperatures are cooler and you can get outdoors again to enjoy more of the
natural beauty and diversity that is state of Arizona and its terrain. For a
quick and easy summer day trip and a quiet, less crowded, easy-moderate hike
with breathtaking panoramic views of Arizona, I recommend hiking the Woodchute
Trail, in the Woodchute Mountain Wilderness, near Jerome.
Starting out from Phoenix, you’ll
want to take I-17 north till you reach the exit for Route 260 West, Cottonwood/
Clarkdale & Jerome. We started out around 8:30 am on a weekday so the
traffic and road conditions were pretty good. We noticed there seemed to be a
lot of Arizona Highway patrol cars everywhere so be very careful to watch your
speed. After a few short stops along the way, we arrived in the small town of
Cottonwood at around 10:30am, made a left onto route 89A South, and followed
the signs for Jerome. On 89A South, you’ll begin a winding ascent up in
elevation from 3000 feet up all the way up to 5000 feet, with some really
beautiful views of the surrounding Verde Valley behind you.
We arrived in the historic town of
Jerome and after a short break to stretch our legs, we continued on our journey
heading south on 89A, now called the “Mingus Mountain Scenic Byway”.
With many tight twisting, hairpin curves and a winding ascent up in elevation
now from 5000 feet to 7000 feet, the views along the way are absolutely
spectacular! This very scenic drive from Jerome to the top of Mingus Mountain
is roughly about 8 miles. Once you reach …
When you are tired of your busy schedule, you always think
of going out for some fresh air. Having an outing with your friends and family
members can double the enjoyment as long you are aware of the associated costs
and various methods of reducing those costs. Many people don’t care about the
expenditure they incur, but if you want to have an economical enjoyment, then
you should take care of this factor as well.
Going on holiday always has a number of costs attached to
it, but if you know some tricks and tactics, you can easily diminish this
number. Before you go traveling anywhere, it’s best to look around online to
see if you’re getting the best deal. There are plenty of places online that
offer reduced price deals on popular hotels and campsite, so you can find the
best one for where you’re going and save yourself quite a bit of money. Travel
already costs a lot these days, so why not save yourself some money and do it
online. Online booking also means that you’re saving money on your phone bill
because you’re not calling faraway places to book. You also save money by not
going to a travel agent. They always take a percentage as commission, so they
amount your paying for your hotel or campsite is higher that it would be if you
booked it yourself. So booking a place to stay while you’re traveling can save
you a lot of money.
The more you research, the more methods you will find to
reduce your travel cost.…
Below are nine money saving tips you can apply at your
destination next time you travel. Whether you are away for business or pleasure
these tips will help you save while still enjoying all that the destination has
Tip 1: Eat breakfast at the hotel: If you get breakfast
included in the price of your hotel, then take advantage of this. Eat a large
breakfast and you will save money on snacks throughout the day. Take some of
the breakfast away with you for eating later.
Tip 2: Buy snacks at a local grocery store: Buy fruits,
chips and bars etc from a local grocery store and carry them with you during
the day. This way you won’t be paying inflated prices at tourist attractions.
Tip 3: Eat at Street Vendors: Street vendors offer good
quality local food, at reasonable prices. As a word of warning, we should say
that most offer “good quality” food. Use your you think that you may get sick don’t eat
there. One of the best ways to judge is if you see locals eating there. If they
aren’t and the sound of tourists wrenching isn’t far off, best to move along.
Tip 4: Eat where the locals eat: See how the locals live,
and eat at local restaurants rather than at the hotel. You will get to
experience the local culture and cuisine, and save money because you are not
paying inflated hotel prices.
Tip 5: Eat lunch in your hotel room: We are not talking
about using room service! We are talking about bring back food from a
supermarket and eating it in a room. The break from the heat and the crowds of
tourists may do you good as well!
Whether you’ve been in the healthcare industry for years or
are newly graduated, you may be thinking about your job options in occupational
therapy. Of course, there are always the standard options of working with a
school, clinic, or other facility permanently, but it’s always good to do some
research and figure out other job opportunities before committing. Currently,
there are a number of occupational therapy travel jobs available, which provide
enormous benefits and may suit your lifestyle better than a permanent position
Working as a traveling occupational therapist will allow you
to explore a number of options that might not be offered with a permanent
position at a hospital or school. If you’re looking for the freedom of change,
to be able to travel, help people and work with different healthcare staff
members, then a travel position just might be what you’re looking for! Whether
you’re tired of your current job or are just graduating and weighing the
options of travel assignments, it’s definitely worth researching and exploring
all the possibilities.
Working as a traveling OT will allow you to expand your
skill sets in ways not possible with a permanent position. With 6 week
assignments, you’ll be able to work with different patients with varying
problems, forcing you to refine and learn new techniques in order to handle
each situation. Also, not only will you be working with a greater variety of
patients from all over the world, but you’ll also be working with various
healthcare staff members, which should give you the chance to further
self-educate all while helping those in need.
Besides internal growth, there are a number of reasons to
explore an occupational therapist travel job. For instance, you can obtain
certain travel benefits such as great pay, insurance, a 401K, …
There several types of position available to those with
travel consulting experience; one category that many people consider is
business travel jobs. In some ways,
these are very similar to commercial travel agent jobs. For instance, typical positions require
worldwide booking experience, with familiarity in systems like Sabre and
Galileo, as well as domestic experience, which especially includes familiarity
with rail networks. However, there are
several key differences, and those considering a career in the field should be
aware of these before applying for a position.
While commercial travel agents make bookings for every kind
of customer imaginable, those in business travel jobs typically are dealing
with certain demographics: adults, often travelling alone or in small
groups. Few business bookings involve
entire families; a business travel consultant will almost never book for a very
young person or a very elderly person travelling alone. The ability to make arrangements for disabled
individuals is, however, very important.
Not all business travel jobs require round-the-clock
availability, but some do. While a
commercial travel agent’s job is often finished once the customer is underway,
with on-holiday issues resolved by another department, consultants are more
likely to be tasked with handling the entire trip from booking to successful
return into the office. If difficulties
are encountered en-route, such as cancellations or delays, or plans are changed
at the last-minute, the consultant must often be on hand to resolve these
issues as speedily as possible. This
requires not only a willingness to receive phone calls and potentially work in
the middle of the night or on weekends, but the ability to make the most
effective booking on the spot.
Learning the Accounts
Travel agencies often have repeat clients, for whom
remembering previous preferences is a valuable relationship-building tactic; in
business travel …
Most of us can’t wait
to plan our summer vacation and one of the most important aspects is the period
in which we are going to go. This decision actually depends on many aspects and
below I am going to remind you some of them.
First of all we have
to see when we can take time off from work. This depends on the work load, on
when your colleagues decide to go on holiday and how many days of vacation you
have. After finding out all these things all you have to do is make an
application that needs to be approved.
After you have
finished with this detail, you have to decide where you want to go. There are a
number of places that might interest you but you should find out which one is
the best for you and for your needs. When taking this decision you should think
how extended your budget is and whether the place offers all the entertainment
and the activities you want for yourself and for your family.
consideration the fact that the most expensive months for the summer vacation
are July and August you could plan your vacation at the end of August or maybe
in September. This are actually the best periods if you decide to go somewhere
warm because in July and August the temperatures are very high and you might
have to spend all your vacation in the shade or indoors.
But whenever you
decide to go the most important thing of all is to have fun and to relax with
your family or with your friends. There will always be things that you won’t
like in your vacation but these should not influence the way you feel. Try to
look at the bright …
I can’t wait for my
yearly vacation, I look forward to it all year long. Vacations have changed a
little over the years since I started my family, but one thing never changes; I
always go somewhere, even if the locations aren’t quite as exotic anymore.
When you choose a
vacation destination, you have several general choices. Do you go on a beach
type vacation? How about a National Park type vacation? There’s always the
theme park type vacation! And don’t forget the European vacation. Did I leave
Today I want to talk
about a beach type vacation, but it isn’t the same boring vacation you’ve
probably gone on a million times before.
When choosing a beach
vacation, most people stick to a few tried and true spots such as Florida, the
Bahamas, Hawaii, or Cancun; but if you’re looking for something a little out of
the ordinary, something that none of your friends have probably ever heard of
(let alone gone to) then Los Cabos may be exactly what you’re looking for.
First off, where
exactly is it? Los Cabos is in Mexico on the tip of the Baha Peninsula. It’s a
little bit South of Lapaz and sort of South-West of Tijuana.
I’m not sure there’s a
really “bad” time to go there, but the “best” times to go
are around January and February because you can often see gray whales near the
shore. Remember when I said it was a little less ordinary? You can’t beat whale
This is not just a
land of beautiful beaches (though there are amazing beaches!), there’s lots of
other fun things to do as well. There’s something for just about everyone, from
sport fishing and golf, to kayaking and diving. And don’t forget the whales!