I just came back from Christmas vacation: a four days drive along southern states and 5 days on a Bahamas cruise.
The trip was great, my whole family enjoyed it. We enjoyed the food and entertainments. We met people from all over. Some people from Massachusetts, Maryland(they were from my home province in Sichuan,China), Georgia, Michigan(Gigi,a Doctor who loves to relax on cruise every three months.This is her 34th cruise! Thanks her! She told me “insides” from a veteran cruiser.We may help her to build a website for her new business), Indiana,Florida(A retired couple live half hour away from cruise port.They lived in New York long time ago.The lady was a mailman. She remembered the days she was delivering mail in snow storm!), North Carolina, and Canada! We even met a couple from Paris,France!
On the first day , we drove from Dallas to New Orleans, LA. Lunch time we stopped at Herby K’s, a Cajun restaurant found from yelp. Four and half star rated. Thanks for google map, we would never found this restaurant without the map! It was located in a not populated area. We drove by and missed it at the first try. The food was great. It was nice ,cozy place crowed on a Saturday. We waited several minutes and ordered our food. The best one goes to the Shrimp Buster Po’Boy!
For hotels, I used hotwire.com through ShopWithNeal.com booked nice hotels.I get 2% IBVS(shoppingannunity pays!). For the cruise,I used expedia.com through shopwithneal.com. I got a deal,plus 2% cashback, and 4% IBVs. What a steal!
Then we searched internet,found a excursion ONLINE without go through cruise line. With the total package, we got to snorkeling on the beautiful ocean and enjoyed Jet Ski. Kids found sea stars! Sight seen Oprah, Tom Cruise, Tiger woods and other celebrity’s mansions along Bahamas. Even ate barbeque food and had a dance party on the deck!
On our way back,we visited our friend and business friend. Ethan was a long time friend with Neal. Now Ethan is General Manager in Brandon,Mississippi. We visited his Nissan dealership. He turned this dealership around in short half year. Do you know his secret? He is using internet to promote his car sales! His internet team will respond questions online within short time.
Then we lunched with our business partner, Jason. It was so glad to meet him in person. We “see” each other through face book, email, and text. But seeing in person making the differences!
What a great joy to be able to have fun with family and kids, leave great memories, and save money while traveling. Thanks, INTERNET. We will have more vacations for sure!