Covering the West Coast & the World
CURRENTLY IN: DENVER, COLORADO
Hi there! I made it on...sort of. LOL
Greetings from Denver, Colorado.
We made it...After many a mile and a few issues along the way.
It hasn't only been about the terrible signal to bop online, but we've had our share of car issues too.
Today has been no different - albeit I'm not encountering any car issues or signal issues.
But today was all about scheduling issues and my day getting all swapped and spun around. At this point the only thing that hasn't changed about my schedule is the fact that we have a 6pm flight to take us back to SoCal.
Now, I'll try and catch you up a bit...
I think we left off where I was either already in Medford, OR or still on my way there in that LEMON of a car. Luckily all vehicle issues were resolved once we got there and traded in for a working car and one that has functioning A/C - I for one cannot do summer without working A/C!
After Medford, OR, we were off to Redding, CA and then through Reno, NV, Salt Lake City, Utah, across Wyoming and then into Colorado. Whew!
Check out some of the photos that we took along the route.
These take us through Nevada. I'll follow up with more on Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado in a subsequent blog.
Still in the midst of trying to repair todays schedule, so I'm gonna tend to that and catch up with you guys next time around!
Have a great couple of days,
Covering Long Island & NYC Boroughs
CURRENTLY IN: LONG ISLAND, NEW YORK
Howdy! Welcome to the first official week of August!
You guys may have noticed that my dear cousin Tanya has missed a few days of blogging lately. Well, she is off doing a number of road trips and as such, the wifi is not the best on the open road! In the event that she has not posted when you check in, simply check back in again!
As for me, after a very long year of moving and new house renovations, I am estatic to be back to my consistent schedule of blogging and bringing you the latest and greatest about the NYC outer boroughs.
This week, I've got some interesting reads for you that will include a trip to the borough of Staten Island for a private tour of The Lighthouse Museum in honor of National Lighthouse Day this Friday. For Walt Disney Wednesday, me and Kelsey will be bringing you our favorite three-day Disney World itinerary. Then on Saturday, get ready for a real treat as we celebrate National Pretzel Day with a list of our favorite pretzel destinations.
As for today, the focus is on Long Island and the current state of tourism in the wake of the covid-19 pandemic.
I had the pleasure of attending a webinar last week hosted by hosted by the Hauppaugue Industrial Association of Long Island (HIA-LI), which shed a great deal of light on the state of tourism in the great outer boroughs of Nassau and Suffolk county.
I think you'll find the information set forth in this article very interesting and informative since Long Island's close proximity to the other outer NYC boroughs as well as nearby states like New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania make it an ideal getaway for daycations and extended stays under an hour to two hours.
Long Island Tourism - Optimistic Outlook| HIA-LI Webinar Discusses How Tourism and Travel Will Change in the New Norm
With its close proximity to the NYC boroughs and nearby states, New Jersey and Connecticut, Long Island has traditionally been an ideal and thriving local vacation destination. However, the Covid-19 pandemic this year has changed the landscape. Yet, in spite of this challenge, the loss of business and the need to reinvent the face of travel to our region, Long Island experts believe that the future of Long Island tourism is looking optimistic.
During a recent webinar hosted by the Hauppauge Industrial Association of Long Island (HIA-LI) entitled “How Will Tourism and Travel Change in the New Norm”, panelists from a cross-section of local government agencies and tourism enterprises weighed in on the effects and future prospects of tourism on Long Island. Moderated by Terri Alessi-Micell, the President of HIA-LI, the consensus was unanimously positive that the region has come through the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic “Long Island Strong” with encouraging indications that tourism will incrementally rise. Read more...
Did I mention to you guys that I'm taking a number of online classes these days?
One good thing to come out of this social distancing and the reduced options in going out is that I've decided to take online courses. I have been wanting to expand my knowledge of the technical side of web development and search engine optimization, so now seemed like a great time to jump right in.
My first course was a certificate program offered by The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania about viral marketing and content creation. Now I'm taking a five part course about search engine optimization from the University of California Davis. Wow! There is so much to learn. Moreover, I've never been the most tech-savvy gal, but I'm proud to say that I'm really starting to get the hang of things!!
There are so many amazing things available to learn online and with the Covid-19 quarantine, colleges and universities have stepped up to the plate offering everything from writing courses to wine making classes!. What's more, many of these courses are free or at minimum very inexpensive and can be done from the privacy of your own home at your own leisure.
Coursera.org is a great site to investigate for online courses. Every one of the courses they offer is taught by top instructors from world-class universities and companies There are hundreds of free courses to choose from and the paid courses provide a shareable Course Certificate upon completion.
Here's to a happy and safe new week!