How to Start the Countdown to Vacation in 10 Ways

How To Get Things Done in 10 Ways

So it’s that time again…vacation time! Okay, so the vacation is still a couple of months away, but the countdown is on! I like to take a substantial vacation every six months, and this one coming up will be a little overdue…but it’s worth it! I usually start planning vacations shortly after one ends, so this is how I get that countdown started!

1. Get time off work

This is a no brainer. If you don’t get the time off cleared, then there really is no point in going any further, right? It’s always nerve wrecking, but my boss is usually pretty nice about allowing for time off.

2. Buy flights and room

I always get something to lock me in. So if a project at work comes up, I just say, sorry, everything has already been booked! And plus, I like to spend a month or so hunting for…

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Back To You

The Lonely Author

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Back To You

My shoes are worn
cause I have walked
through every maze
in searched of love
I am a proud knight
riding lonely carousels
searching for a lady
while fighting windmills
dead ends always greet me
as I move in no direction
I missed you here
nostalgic over there
a journey never ends
when shortcuts don’t exist
I strolled down winding roads
traveled both sides of the fork
without the use of a compass
I found out I was never lost
cause it doesn’t matter what road I take
when every path leads me back to you

Photo from Google Images.

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To Be A Good Son

DoubleU = W

If I bend my beliefs,

To what you hold as true,

Would you consider me,

Acceptable?

.

If I reshape my will,

To meet your desires,

Could I be counted as,

Faithful?

.

If I seek after goals,

Of your choosing,

Will my life and times,

Bring you pride?

.

If my knee remains bent,

In submission,

Can I be called a,

Favorite?

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Trade Deals – Bad Deals?

Barataria - The work of Erik Hare

Through this populist uprising standing in for an election, one issue unites all the candidates that are left. Sanders was always against free trade agreements, like the pending Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Clinton is too, at least now she is. Cruz doesn’t seem to have much time for them, and after years of talking both ways Trump is now firmly against these “bad deals”.

It’s not about TPP or any new trade pacts, either – it’s about (supposed) horrors of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and our current deal with China.

Going over the past is a way to pin down the establishment, which is to say Clinton. But Trump, at least, once to re-negotiate the old deals and turn them back. Was free trade such a bad deal for the US? Is it worth going over old ground?

For all the noise on this issue this…

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Tribute – WWII Army Nurses

Pacific Paratrooper

Army nurse, July 1943, headed to the Pacific. Army nurse, July 1943, headed to the Pacific.

NEW YORK (AP) — They were young Army nurses in World War II, sharing a room and experiences that forged an extraordinary bond.

A monsoon destroyed part of their hospital on a South Pacific island. They were swamped with the sick and wounded near the front lines. A disease outbreak killed colleagues. Yet Amelia “Mimi” Greeley and Ruth “Brownie” Girk survived, and so did a friendship that still spurs near nightly phone calls as both turn 100.

In this Tuesday, March 1, 2016 photo, a photo of Amelia Greeley, left, and Ruth Girk sits amongst other photos and notes on a bar top inside Greeley's apartment, in New York. As Greeley and Girk turn 100 this year, their World War II rapport has become the friendship of an extraordinary lifetime. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) In this Tuesday, March 1, 2016 photo, a photo of Amelia Greeley, left, and Ruth Girk sits amongst other photos and notes on a bar top inside Greeley’s apartment, in New York. As Greeley and Girk turn 100 this year, their World War II rapport has become the friendship of an extraordinary lifetime. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

“We’ve always appreciated our friendship, but as it gets…

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Travel Tattoos: Inking memories

Wanderlust: Becoming a Traveler

Today, it has become normal for people to have a tattoo. It’s no longer possible to pin point certain types of people that are likely to have tattoos, as people with tattoos no longer belongs to certain social groups: No all types of people today have tattoos. As a result, new trends within the tattoo industry shows up every day. For the last couple of years, travel tattoos has become a noteworthy trend – one that I, myself, have influenced by.

Travel tattoo

Everybody who gets a tattoo gets it for a reason. The reasons are as many as there are people with tattoos. However, a tattoo marks a story. This story may be connected to home or travels themselves however, one thing is certain: It mirrors a personal development.
This permanent mark on the body functions as reminder or mark on what a person has been through and what s/he learned…

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