Posts Tagged ‘Planning’

Ski Like A Pro With 8 Proven Tips!

Friday, January 29th, 2016

with my co-writer, the lovely Amanda Quinn! JOHNNY: Christmas 2015 was hot and warm. Well, compared to the normal Christmas temperatures, it was a bit toastier. Now it seems like the snow is falling across the northern States and the temperature keeps dropping. Amanda and I enjoy skiing and with all the news coverage on Christmas weather come late, we thought it was time to put our 8 best tips to make sure you have a perfect ski trip! AMANDA: Johnny and I share a love and passion for travel. We feel very blessed to have visited some of the most beautiful and amazing places on earth. And most importantly, together! At the end of our skiing trip in Winter Park, Colorado this past December, we started talking about all the things we’ve learned along the way. And what we wished we would’ve known from the very beginning. We had so much fun recapping and compiling this list of helpful hints for you. We hope you find them helpful and enjoy! Photo credit: Rob Bye 1. Find out where the locals eat. And eat there. AMANDA: If you’re foodies like us, one of the highlights of traveling and visiting new places is getting to try the best your travel destination has to offer. And most places we travel, there is NO shortage of options. It can be all-encompassing and very time consuming trying to sift through the numerous choices! So our tip…ASK THE LOCALS. They’ve tried it all! And they know what the best of the best is! We’ve found that people generally get excited to help and make suggestions in their local cities/towns and are willing to go above and beyond to tell you in the ins and outs of the local restaurants and eateries. So go ahead, ask around! We…

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Bright Lights of Las Vegas

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

If you have been to Las Vegas, you know exactly what I am taking about. If you haven’t, chances are you have seen Las Vegas and the iconic “Strip” from a movie screen or television show. The bright lights on The Strip. The elegant and flamboyant hotels. The well designed casinos where you are only one roll, one spin or one flip of the card away from cashing in on instant life change! Talk about sensory overload! I love looking at the bright lights, the big buildings and to scan the horizon for detailed design I may have missed at first glance.   Our view from our room on the 19th floor at the Wynn in Las VegasMy wife and I just returned from a weekend trip to Las Vegas where we had the opportunity to participate in two events. The first event was a Girls on the Run 5K, a non-profit organization where their mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running. The second event, I delivered a keynote at a banquet for the Young Men’s Service League, Las Vegas chapter. This non-profit organization initiates and encourages young men (9th-12th grade) and their mothers to pursue philanthropic involvement in their community and provides an opportunity to enhance mother/son relationships.   WHEN THE LIGHTS GO OUT On The Strip the lights never go out. At any time, any day, the lights are always on and ready for you! Unfortunately, as human beings we can’t operate that way. In today’s culture, where pushing yourself to the limit (physically and mentally) is expected and in some cases a badge of honor, we simply can’t leave the lights on all the time. When we attempt to leave the lights on all…

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