I'm over here is SoCal trying to nail down my birthday plans for this coming weekend...
But since it's also Travelin' Tuesday of course ya know that I'm working on "other" plans too...LOTS OF OTHER PLANS - as in Travel/Vacation/Getaways/Etc...
Pretty cool that Elisa is heading to the Viking Exhibit in NYC, that should be lots of fun! Just hearing about it brings back lots of fond memories of traveling through Norway and Iceland and the incredibly strong Viking influence and history that these two countries have.
I'd love to go back to both Norway and Iceland...just gotta find the space in my calendar! LOL
And talking about space in my calendar, I've got it pretty well booked up for at least the next 12 months (that's generally the case with me), actually I even have trips on my 2018 calendar!
Sneak Peek at 2018: Going back to IRELAND!
And of course much much more...
But for now let's focus on the next few months... Ya like how I always have to bring myself back to the here and now (or the here and so to be)?!
As you should know the next trip up is our Moab Mountain Biking Trip - which has become an annual trip... Why? Because not only is it the Mountain Biking Capital of the WORLD...it's bloody AWESOME over there!!
Then we'll be off to Monterey for the Sea Otter Classic on another biking journey to the LARGEST Biking Festival in the WORLD!
And then (as long as I don't squeeze anything thing else in the calendar) we'll be off to Europe! Oh how I'm in love with Europe - it's always so fairytale like, and just just, well just so wonderful!
I can't wait to go to new places (really old places, but new for me) like Portugal, Spain, Andorra and Gibraltar. And return to places like France and the Azores!
Did you realize: This upcoming trip to France will be the 1st of 3 trips to France within less than a years time?! #2 in August - for our Anniversary Trip #3 next February - for our Euro Ski Circuit Pretty cool....Pretty darn cool....
And since I've mentioned the August Anniversary Trip, I'll let you in on a bit of exciting news... We've added Luxembourg City!
Photo Credit: Flightnetwork.com
So now it'll be: London, Paris, Luxembourg City, Rome, Edinburgh, Inverness and of course the cycling adventure on the Outer Hebrides!!!
Well how's that for a Travel UPDATE on Travelin' Tuesday?!
Not much to report from yesterday...but still haven't unpacked :-/ And today Cosette had a horseback riding lesson that got cancelled (due a knee injury of one of her trainers). So that got postponed until later in the week. And Dominic will finally be going back to his night classes this evening. Since it's the first day/night back...I'm kinda thinking he is gonna be pooped out by the end of the night.
And that's about all for today. I'll be back tomorrow to bring you this weeks edition of W2GW.
See ya then, -T
Elisa's Daily Scoop NEXT TRIP DEPARTS IN: 5 DAYS
Getting geared up to head into NYC to the Viking Exhibit. However, first I've got to get these kiddies to school. Just made lunches and packing up the car.
Tuesday's and Thursdays Kelsey has her math extra help class in the morning before school. Fourth grade is a tough year and math has been a struggle.
The weather here on long island is wet and rainy - not the best for traipsing around Manhattan, but, it is what it is and I have my trusty rain jacket!!
I had never seen the movie Evan Almighty (2007) but I caught it last night on HBO demand. It was cute. I enjoyed it.
With today being Travelin Tuesday, here's something I'm sure we've all experienced one time or another while traveling... Jet-lag.
Believe it or not, there are a few remedies.
Jet lag occurs after air travel across several time zones. It's caused by the body's circadian rhythms being out of sync with the local destination time.
The symptoms are all too familiar to travelers but if you've never experience them they include insomnia, irritability, indigestion, and disorientation in the days following air travel.
The rule of thumb for jet lag recovery is one day for each time zone crossed. So a west bound, New York to Los Angeles trip, crossing three time zones would take three days for your body to be back on track.
Generally speaking, more severe jet lag is experienced traveling eastward - such as Europe to Asia - than westward.
But don't fret, there are some natural ways to ward off jet lag. Here are 3 of them:
1) Melatonin Melatonin is a hormone secreted by the pineal gland in the brain, which among other things, is responsible for controlling the body's circadian rhythm--our internal clock which is an important factor in when we fall asleep and when we wake up.
Taking some of this natural hormone supplement a half hour before sleep can assist you in sticking to your current time zone’s schedule.
2) Adjusting Your Sleep Schedule Adjusting your bedtime and wake time to the destination time prior to traveling may also assist in reducing jet lag. The best way to do this is by waking up and going to bed one hour progressively earlier/later prior to your trip - depending on which way you're traveling - each day for three days.
For example, if you are traveling eastward, go to sleep one hour earlier than normal on day one and wake up one hour earlier. On day two, bedtime would be two hours earlier and wake time would be two hours later. On the third day, bedtime would be three hours earlier and wake time would be three hours earlier.
3) Natural Light Exposure Manipulating and controlling your light exposure is very effective in combatting fatigue caused by jet lag.
Limiting the amount of artificial light and increasing the amount of natural light your body is exposed to is the secret. Natural light not only gives you vitamin D but it’s what your body’s clock adjusts to.
I don't know about you, but I HATE experiencing jet lag. It can really ruin the first few days of your trip. So, anything that can help is worth trying!
Last night I spoke to my mom. She was actually very enthusiastic about doing a few fun day events in Florida during my trip next week.