What You Should Know If You Are Taking Your Children on a Flight

By Maria Williams 

Taking your baby or a toddler on a flight can be a very stressful and challenging experience. If you think the trip will go smoothly, the reality can knock you out. This article describes what you should know to make your trip more pleasant.

A baby can travel on a plane since its third week if there is a need for it. If not, it would be best to postpone the trip after the baby reaches 3 to 4 months. Babies are unpredictable in their first weeks of life and you may not know when and why they are crying about. Make sure you recognize the cry of your baby before boarding a plane.

It's best to reserve your seat in advance. If you have a chance, make a reservation as far to the front seats as possible, because the back of the plane is louder and more intense. The space is wider and you can leave a larger number of bags. More children mean more bags. Children have various different needs and therefore good baggage planning is necessary. You should bring more baby food and extra diapers for your baby. Toddlers are more demanding because they can feel bored or tired. Fill your bag with a lot of low-sugar snacks, crackers and nuts. Their time should be fulfilled with fun activities for time to pass faster. Bring an iPad or Tablet with their favorite cartoons and games.

Having a sleeping schedule routine is something that should not be skipped. You should encourage your child to take a nap during the flight in order to take a rest. Don't forget if you miss your child's sleeping time, he may become more nervous and anxious. This can be an annoying situation for you, your child and all the passengers on the plane.

During a flight, you as a parent should be prepared your children to complain about an earache. This condition occurs due to the changing air pressure, especially when the plane is landing on or taking off. To help your child get rid of pressure in the ears, give him a lollipop to suck on. Put a pacifier or bottle to your baby; he may feel discomfort too.

A solo parent may face more effort, travelling alone with children. In this situation, you should make friends with other parents on the plane. They can give you a hand if you need some help. Do not underestimate this type of help; just imagine the situation in which you go to the restroom free and alone.

Visiting your family abroad or going to a holiday with your children can be an unforgettable and delightful adventure. Start planning your trip and book a spot for your vehicle at Sydney airport car parking.


Travel Books

2018


Fly to Your Next Travel Destination With Cheap Endeavor Air Flights

By Robert Dev 

Be it a business or a leisure trip; one can fly in Endeavor Air to around 130 destinations across the world in a well-organized fashion leading to the ultimate travel satisfaction.

Fleet

One of the most significant American Regional airlines, Endeavor is the world's largest operator of Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft. Being a wholly owned subsidiary of Delta Air Lines, Endeavor Air operates as a Delta connection to over 154 regional jets on nearly 800 daily flights to more than 130 destinations in the United States, the Caribbean, and Canada. The air carrier boasts of the world's largest fleet of 76-seat Bombardier CRJ-900 aircraft, besides the remarkable count of 69-seat CRJ-700 and 50-seat CRJ-200 regional jets. It covers all the time zones in North America, including destinations in Canada and the Bahamas along with its Codesharing partnership with, Olympic Air, Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Australia International, and WestJet.

Hubs

One of the prominent regional airlines in the US, Endeavor Air, is headquartered in Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport, which serves as the corporate base for the airlines along with its other major hubs at New York's LaGuardia Airport John F. Kennedy International Airport and Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport.

In-flight Amenities

Endeavor flights provide world-class In-Flight Entertainment Systems which include dedicated Delta Air Lines featuring Audio-video on demand (AVOD) with a wide collection of movies to choose from, interesting games to engage and entertain travelers of all age groups, dedicated televisions loaded with Satellite live TV functionality in selected flights, in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity for those who wish to remain connected for the business or personal reasons. Passengers have the onboard purchase facility for the Non-Alcoholic Beverages and Snacks, and first class passengers can enjoy the complimentary Non-Alcoholic Beverages and Snacks. One more remarkable feature for Endeavor airlines is its approach towards supporting passengers with welcome service and emotional support animals on the domestic system and many international destinations without any cost in the cabin. Emotional support animals may accompany a passenger with a disability on a flight with prior permission and required official formality.

Web Check-in

Passengers have the facility to check-in directly to Endeavor Air flight from anywhere at their own convenience. Check-in process becomes faster and much smoother via web check-in, enabling the passenger to check in & print the boarding pass directly from their systems without waiting in the long queues in the airport. It also allows the passengers to check in their luggage in advance, selection of the desired seat, the selection of meal options and many more, before the actual departure of the flight.

With such a customer-centric approach, ensuring to offer the best possible service to its passengers, Endeavor airlines is surely one of the finest American flight service provider.

Travelers can book Endeavor Air flight tickets on its website or on MyFlightSearch to avail great deals and discounts.

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Why a Travel Pillow Is the Perfect Travel Companion

By Leo Eigenberg 

Traveling on a train, a bus or an airplane isn't always the most comfortable, especially if sitting in an economy seat. However, there are several steps that can be taken to make the travel experience more comfortable. A simple solution to improve the conditions is to invest in a travel pillow. Let's take a look at a few of the most appealing benefits:

Fully supports your head

Many passengers traveling on a train or an airplane aren't able to sit comfortably in their seat or even reach the headrest. Also, there is the likelihood of the headrest being quite lumpy or hard. A travel pillow has the ability to offer a comfortable sitting position that can mimic your everyday pillow at home.

They are typically made of a material like memory foam or polyester fiber. The preferred material is memory foam which is very effective at adjusting to the shape of your head and neck. Additionally, it easily adapts to changes in your sitting position to always give the desired support. The polyester fiber option is a great cost-effective option. Plus, they can be very light to make traveling very easy.

Avoid issues with a stiff neck

The travel pillow comes in many different shapes and sizes. Pillows with a U shape are the most effective at keeping the head in position and avoiding side to side movement. If the neck isn't kept in a comfortable position while sleeping, there is the risk of suffering with a stiff neck or fatigue after waking. A further option is the J shape which can also help with controlling head movement. The most basic type includes the standard rectangular shape, but this does not give any side support.

Easy to clean and maintain

The travel pillow is likely to naturally pick up dirt when in regular use. For this reason, they are made to be very easy to clean and washable. A regular clean will help to extend the usable lifespan of the travel pillow and eliminate the risk of germs developing. Polyester fiber is the easiest material to clean and can simply be placed in the washing machine.

Helps to control episodes of snoring

The ability to maintain a good sleeping posture can prevent issues related to snoring and sleep apnea. There is less likelihood of snoring because the airway isn't obstructed when the neck is kept straight. This will not only result in better sleep, but also minimizes the risks of annoying other passengers on a train, a bus or an airplane.

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What Type of Sailing Course Is Most Suitable for a Beginner?

By Simon J Parsons 

If you have ever had the pleasure of sailing a boat or being on board a sailing boat while chartering the oceans, then you will know just how amazing the feeling is and how great a choice it is for a way of taking a break from the normal day to day life habits that you are usually working your way through. Everyone needs a holiday every now and again, even when you are one of the lucky percent that find their way to working in a job that they love, however even for those fortunate souls, holidaying and breaking away from the norm, doing something different and having some new experiences in new environments is (in my opinion) so important for maintaining a healthy and happy mind body and soul. There are of course many ways that a person can go about their holiday plans, that will all depend on what they have been missing in their recent 'normal' life routine and there will be holidays to relax, holidays to experience, holidays to learn, holidays to party, romantic holidays, family holidays and solo self-development holidays; the ones where you go in search of yourself?

After I went on my first learn-to-sail holiday several years ago, I realized that I was getting a whole variety of experiences and enjoyments out of the one single holiday and ultimately the goal is to come out the other side with some new skills and perhaps one day, after a number of these learning to sail vacations, I might just have soaked up enough information and learned so much from the experienced teachers and sailing crews, that I will be able to attain a boat captains certificate & license and be able to charter a yacht myself to take the wife & little ones island hoping. This might all sound like a pipe dream, but it is certainly a realistic goal and an amazing one at that! So I can really recommend this type of holiday as a fantastic way to 'get away from it all' and really de-stress oneself. The feeling of being on the ocean and feeling the wind in your air, breathing in the freshest of air, is really an amazing feeling. Then due to the fact that you are learning a new skill and perhaps getting out of your normal 'comfort zone', you are usually going to be really just concentrating on what you are doing at that specific time, which is in a way providing a similar effect on the mind as you would get from meditating. So your mind is taken away from your usual thoughts and worries and put in a place of concentration. After a week or two of this holidaying while learning, you will come back to your normal life feeling totally new and refreshed and ready to take on the world. Give it a try - you will be seriously impressed and surprised about how different the whole experience will make you feel.

Which Type of Sailing Course Should You be Enrolling For?

So, you might now be buying into the idea of getting involved in the whole sailing sport and commencing by planning out where you will be going and who with, but where do you start? & what course should you be starting with you might ask? Also, what is the difference between the two main recognized sailing certificate authorities; RYA & ASA? Don't let these initial flood of questions put you off though, as it really is not so daunting when you get down to it - RYA is the sailing license attained from UK licensing authorities & ASA is a license awarded by US sailing authorities and there really is not so many difference between the two. In my experience and opinion, I would say that the RYA courses are more thorough and offer a higher learning than the courses & teachers you can expect when partaking in acquiring the American, ASA certificates and end license. RYA is probably more widely recognized and trusted around the world and for this reason will likely open up more doors for you, the only draw-back would be in how it is a more intense course and perhaps takes more effort and is more taxing on your energy reserves. So if you are already drained of all your energy and you want to avoid any circumstances of intense, full-on learning, then I would advise that you skip the RYA courses and opt for the more simplified ASA learning. So after deciding which license/sailing certificates you will be working towards, then what's next? Which course of the variety of different skills you need to be learning do you start with? Fortunately this is quite a simple decision to make due to the name of the course - 'Start Yachting'. So the name speaks for itself and makes it quite obvious that it would be your first step towards your sailing future. So now that you know more about how to get your 'foot in the door' and where you should get started when participating in a learn to sail holiday, why not start looking for the perfect place to go and start with your first sailing course. Go with some close friends or take the family and enjoy a unique vacation that will give you a much needed break away from all your normal life responsibilities. I am almost certain you will be thankful for taking my advice and all being well; you will have taken your first steps towards a new hobby that you will thoroughly enjoy for many years to come.

For anyone thinking about giving Sailing a go, I can say with confidence that you will not regret it. A great place I recommend for you to get started with your first Sailing Courses is Canary Sail that have their head base on La Gomera Canary Island



INNKEEPERS and SPA

NEW ORLEANS

Hubbard Mansion
DESCRIPTION: Don Hubbard presents a fabulous Greek Revival house filled with intergenerational wonders and Victorian antiques; beyond the wrought iron gates, the home flaunts a four-column ivory portico preceding seven-foot windows and balconies that overlook the Avenue; magnificent foyer and spiraling staircase, private quarters reveal king-size legacies of perfection, imperial mahogany beds and regal armoires with matching chaise lounges compliment hardwood floors blanketed by oriental rugs; marble whirlpool, carriage house, living and dining areas, fully-furnished kitchen, washer and dryer and 2 1/2 baths are featured as well

BREAKFAST: Deluxe Continental
PRICING: $150-$350 per night, two nights minimum
ADDRESS: 3535 St. Charles Avenue  MAP
PARKING: on premises
TRANSIT: St. Charles Streetcar is in front
PHONE: 504-897-3535
WEBSITE: http://www.hubbardmansion.com

MARTHA’S VINEYARD

Martha's Vineyard Inn
DESCRIPTION: Within walking distance to the center of Vineyard Haven and West Chop; when you enter the 5-room inn with spa, you are greeted by an old trunk in which you leave your old stresses. Wake up for breakfast and then unwind in our relaxing hot tub; find Victorian furnishings, fine paintings, and hardwood floors; our living room is designed for with a high tea server in the afternoon; enjoy natural spa treatments such as massage, yoga, sauna and mineral baths

ADDRESS: Vineyard Haven
PHONE: 800-595-9996 or 508-693-0001
WEBSITE: http://www.marthasvineyardinn.com

East Marion, NY

Quintessentials Bed & Breakfast and Spa
DESCRIPTION: Started in 1994 by Jamaican, Sylvia Daley as the first bed & breakfast and full-service spa on the North Fork, Long Island; a romantic, 1840 Victorian inn, Quintessentials blends Caribbean flavor with European style, featuring deluxe suites and rooms with gas fireplaces, private sundecks and whirlpool baths; a full-service spa, personal image development service in relaxing, elegant surroundings in Long Island Wine Country; indulge for an hour or a day in stress-relieving treatments from a relaxing hot stone massage, reflexology, effective, results-oriented skincare, steam room, Reiki energy balancing, or their signature marine and vino therapies that incorporate wine, grape seed, seaweed, Caribbean herbs and essential oils; many patrons also enjoy the spa parties and wine tours on the East End and Hamptons

PRICES: $250-$300 per night
ADDRESS: 8985 Main Road (Route 25A)  MAP
PHONE: 800-444-9112 or 631-477-9400
WEBSITE: http://www.quintessentialsinc.com

Newport News, VA

Divine Alkhemi Wholistic Skincare Boutique
DESCRIPTION: Malikah Divine first began her natural beauty experience at the age of 21 when introduced to the world of natural skin care by a beautiful West African woman in Harlem by the name of Folasade', the owner of Sade Skin Care; her skincare boutique located in Historic Hilton Village; provides natural skin care to treat and prevent skin disorders and to maintain the skin of men, women and teens; other clients use their service for special occasions such as weddings, fashions shows and photo shoots; spa treatments and packages, catering to pamper parties, bridal parties are available; the retail shop features deluxe, handcrafted skin care products

DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 11a-6p; Sat by appt only
PRICES: begin at $10-20
ADDRESS: 10202 Warwick Blvd  MAP
PARKING: free behind the boutique
PHONE: 757-246-2324
WEBSITE: http://www.divinealkhemi.com

Beverly Hills, CA

Lady Dee's Day Spa & Skincare Studio
DESCRIPTION: Founded in 1988, Lady Dee offers a wide range of services and packages to treat clients spirit and physique; the spa feature 11 relaxing parlor rooms in a 3,000 square feet spa and a well-stocked gift shop; her spa specializes in treating all skin types and hyper-pigmentation caused by child birth, sun damage and birth control pills; Lady Dee was mentored by Dr. James Fulton who cleared up her severe acne problem in college; services include chemical peels, waxing, electrolysis, facials, body wraps; the massages will make you a repeat patron – they are really good; Black celebrity clients include Angela Bassett, Courtney B. Vance, Lonette McKee, Nancy Wilson, Nia Long, Toni Braxton, Chris Tucker, Tommy Davidson, Eddie Griffin, Kenny Lattimore and Natalie Cole

DAYS & HOURS: Mon-Fri 9a-9p, Sat 9a-5p
ADDRESS: 155 South Robertson Blvd  MAP
PARKING: street
PHONE: 800-6LADYDEE or 310-659-7082
WEBSITE: http://www.ladydspa.com

New York, NY

Sugar Hill Harlem Inn
DESCRIPTION: Located on Sugar Hill, high on the cliffs overlooking Harlem in a limestone townhouse renovated in 2001; the area known as Sugar Hill is steeped in the history of the Harlem Renaissance; Sugar Hill Inn is focused on this history and all of their terrific non-smoking rooms are dedicated to the many great artists and civil rights leaders who were associated with this area; celebrity-themed rooms were meticulously designed and decorated by Carol Donawa, a graduate of the New York School of Interior Design

PRICES: $125-$275 per night
ADDRESS: 460 West 141st Street  MAP
TRANSIT: near 1, A, B , C & Dsubway lines
PHONE: 917-464-3528
WEBSITE: http://www.sugarhillharleminn.com

Pampered Man Pampered Woman Spa
DESCRIPTION: Walking through the doors is like entering your own private sanctuary filled with relaxing sounds of instrumentals, the gurgle of water flowing over polished stones in a copper-bowl fountain and a gracious smiling staff; offers facials, natural nail care, therapeutic massage and a variety of body treatments while strongly reflecting the flavor of Oakland -- a lobby display features hair and beauty products manufactured in the city;; by spa standards, prices are affordable, particularly combination packages; one excellent value is the 3-hour long Completely Pampered Man or Woman package, which includes a 30-minute massage, a spa pedicure, a pampered manicure and an express facial

DAYS & HOURS: Tue-Wed Noon-7p, Thu-Sat 10a-7p
PARKING: on street
ADDRESS: 458 Perkins Street, Suite 104  MAP
PHONE: 510-418-2252
WEBSITE: none



Things You Must Have When Camping

By Sherri Burris 

Clean drinking water

Lesh for your pet

Flashlight/batteries

Bed clothing/sleeping bags

Food

Toiletries

First aid kit

Take along plenty of drinking water. You always need to stay hydrated. You will need the water to prepare your food and for cleaning up after yourself. You may also need water to wash your hands and feet. It is better to bring along more than you need than not enough.

Keep a close eye on your dog while you are camping and always keep him on a leash. Many camping areas have rules about pets. Be sure to keep your pet away from others belongings. There are those who fear dogs.

A flashlight is also a must have item when you camp, but make sure the batteries are fully charged or new. Also be sure and have extra batteries in case they are needed. One way to be sure the batteries don't accidentally die on the trip is to put them into the flashlight backwards when not is use. That way if the switch is accidentally left on, they stay charged. This also ensures you never misplace the batteries.

Be sure and back bedding and sleeping clothes. If you are going to be camping a long time be sure and purchase an expensive sleeping bag. It needs to be rated for below freezing temperatures if needed. Extra blankets are a good idea for warmth or for extra padding. Many people like to sleep in warm clothing to help with cold temperatures, so don't forget your PJ's.

Food is another staple, like water, that is needed when camping. If you have the place to cook that is the best, but you can always take dried meals and snacks. If bringing fresh food, be sure that all items are kept cool in a cooler or refrigerator. There are many one dish meals that can be used for camping to make food preparation a lot easier.

When you are cleaning up you should always have soap. Don't forget to pack soap, shampoo and other cleaning items. The most important toilette item to pack is toilet paper.

There isn't a lot to say about a first aid kit, except that every camper needs one in case of an emergency. You can never be too safe.

With fond memories of camping people will tell you that being prepared is a must. The information provided here should help make it so that you have a memorable trip as well. Please keep this information in mind and you and your family will have a great camping trip.

Sherri Burris is a person who loves to camp and has been camping her entire life. She loves spending time in the outdoors and being in nature. Her favorite place to camp with her truck bed tent is at a lake. Check out the many ways to camp at their website http://www.buytruckbedtents.com




Black Cruise 2018 Calendar

MONTH OF JULY 2018

FESTIVAL AT SEA CRUISE 2018
Place: Grand Cayman - Ocho Rios, Jamaica - Labadee, Haiti - Nassau, Bahamas.

Date: July 21-28, 2018

MONTH OF AUGUST 2018

THE 2018 ALASKA LEADERSHIP SUMMIT & MUSIC FESTIVAL AT SEA
Place: Seattle, Washington • Juneau Alaska Alaska Inside Passage • Skagway, Alaska Tracy Arm Fjords & Glacier • Victor British Columbia
Date: August 17 – 24, 2018

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean International – Explorer of the Seas

MONTH OF SEPTEMBER 2018

3RD ANNUAL CHRIS TUCKER CRUISE
When: SEPT. TBA, 2018
Place: Orlando, Nassau, Bahamas

MONTH OF OCTOBER 2018

THE GROOVE CRUISE 2018
Cruise Dates: October 10-14, 2018
Port Of Embarkation: San Diego To Cabo San Lucas
WORLD'S LARGEST LATIN DANCE CRUISE 2018 (Part 1)
West Coast Cruise Dates: October 11-14, 2018
Port Of Embarkation: Long Beach, Ca.

Ports-of-Call: Long Beach, CA — Ensenada, Mexico

PARADISE ISLAND CRUISE 2018
Cruise Dates: October 7-14, 2018
Port Of Embarkation: NEW ORLEANS, LA

Ports-of-Call: New Orleans - Costa Maya, Mexico - Isla Rotan, Honduras - Belize - Cozumel, Mexico -

THE BLUES CRUISE 2018
Cruise Dates: Oct. 28 - Nov. 4, 2018 Port Of Embarkation: San Diego, CA to Cabo San Lucas, La Paz & Loreto

THE HALLOWEEN BOO CRUISE
Cruise Dates: October 26-28, 2018
Port Of Embarkation: Miami

Ports-of-Call: Nassau, Bahamas

THE URBAN LESBIAN CRUISE
Cruise Dates: October TBA

Port Of Embarkation: TBA

MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2018


The 2018 NPN LEADERSHIP WEEKEND & MUSIC FESTIVAL AT SEA
Place: Miami, Florida • Day at Sea Cozumel, Mexico • Day at Sea
Date: November 9 – 12, 2018

4-NIGHT WESTERN CARIBBEAN CONFERENCE CRUISE

Cruise Line: Royal Caribbean International – “NEW” Symphony of the Seas

THE UBERSOCA CRUISE 2018
Cruise Dates: November TBA 2018
Port Of Embarkation: TBA

Ports-of-Call: Miami to Jamaica

MONTH OF DECEMBER 2018


THE 5TH ANNUAL WELCOME TO JAMROCK REGGAE CRUISE 2018
When: December 1-6, 2018

Place: Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Ocho Rios, Jamaica - Falmouth, Jamaica

2018 CALENDAR