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#MakeMemoriesMonday  |  September 17th, 2018

 

Make New Memories in Ireland!

Welcome to Ireland! 

Want to learn more about the splendor of Ireland? You're in luck! Preferred Travel Services is partnering with CIE Tours to host "An Evening in Ireland" at Total Wine & More! Join us on September 18th for a free wine tasting, while CIE expert Dan Dorn, talks about beautiful Ireland! Don't miss out on fun door prizes! Attendees will receive a special discount! RSVP at info@preferredtravelservices.com, or call us to RSVP at 602-603-9300

 

Call Preferred Travel Services at (602)-603-9300 to book, or email us at info@preferredtravelservices.com

 

 

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#TravelQuoteTuesday  | September 4th, 2018

 

It's #TravelQuoteTuesday! Today's quote,

 

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.

- Jawaharlal Nehru

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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#DestinationWednesday  |  September 12th, 2018

Welcome to Ireland! 

Want to learn more about the splendor of Ireland? You're in luck! Preferred Travel Services is partnering with CIE Tours to host "An Evening in Ireland" at Total Wine & More! Join us on September 18th for a free wine tasting, while CIE expert Dan Dorn, talks about beautiful Ireland! Don't miss out on fun door prizes! Attendees will receive a special discount! RSVP at info@preferredtravelservices.com, or call us to RSVP at 602-603-9300

 

For more information and/or details, call Preferred Travel Services at (602)-603-9300, or email us at info@preferredtravelservices.com


 

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#TravelTipThursday  |  September 20th, 2018

Content from www.travelsense.org/tips

TIPS ON TRAVELING WITH CHILDREN

 

BEFORE LEAVING
Create anticipation for the family trip by starting a countdown calendar with perhaps a photo or illustration of the destination. Let kids pack their own bags. Decide what type of clothing (preferably loose and comfortable), but allow them to choose their favorites and to pack a special toy. In a carry-on bag, pack some hard candies and gum, hand wipes, tissues, books, paper, markers in a small, tightly sealed plastic bag and perhaps a surprise toy for each child.

Update immunizations for the entire family. If traveling abroad, check with public health authorities for advisable additional vaccines. Depending on the destination and duration of stay, the following immunizations may be recommended (although some cannot be given to infants and young children):

AT THE AIRPORT
Allow plenty of time for check-in and also between connecting flights. Arriving early to board together prevents last minute delays and confusion, especially with the new security regulations. Be sure to have a safety plan in case anyone gets separated at the airport. Discuss where to meet and what to do.

ON THE FLIGHT
Bring a child/infant seat on board that meets current safety standards and is not more than 16 inches wide. The Federal Aviation Administration recommends that children weighing less than 40 pounds be placed in child/infant seats.

The best coach seats to have when flying with small children are the first row in economy class. There's a lot of legroom, and you'll be removed from most of the plane when the kids get cranky from the long flight. If the front row seats are not available, place children away from the aisle, preferably between responsible adults. Also, remember to get up, stretch and walk around with kids often during the flight, but do not allow children to walk around unsupervised.

IF TRAVELING BY CAR
Make it comfortable by bringing pillows and blankets. Stop frequently at rest stops to stretch and make use of restrooms. Play games like "I Spy." Make sure the car is stocked with paper, pencils, plenty of engaging toys and tapes or CDs of their favorite songs or books. Most importantly, keep children involved in the vacation process. Save everything collected on vacation - brochures, napkins, ticketstubs - and have children paste them into a scrapbook.

ONCE THERE
Have a daily schedule planned with some flexible, free time for each family member. Provide friends or relatives with phone numbers and addresses of hotels where the family will stay, transportation information and emergency contact information. If possible, each member of the family should have a cell phone or walkie-talkie to keep in touch at all times. Coming up with an emergency plan or meeting point is also a good idea in case family members become separated.

AT THE HOTEL
Put safety first by avoiding a myriad of possible accidents. Bring outlet protectors and make a sweep of balconies and bathrooms for any potential dangers. Hide away small objects, accessible medications and cleaners children could get their hands on. Familiarize yourself with the hotel's fire and emergency evacuation routes and procedures.

SOME EXTRA PRECAUTIONS
If your vacation includes a trip to a pool, ocean, water park or any other place involving water, the number one rule is to never let children venture off alone. Even if they know how to swim, children should wear a life jacket at all times. Also, it is important to know what is in the water, such as chemicals or jellyfish. Very cold temperatures, currents, and sudden drop-offs are all things to avoid, especially with children.

MOST IMPORTANTLY...
Maintain a good sense of humor while traveling to give your children a vacation to remember in spite of any unforeseen obstacles. Remember that problems do arise and accidents do happen, but being prepared and keeping ASTA's Travel Tips in mind may help avoid hassles and undue stress.

 

 

Call Preferred Travel Services at (602)-603-9300, or email us at info@preferredtravelservices.com

 


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#FoodieFriday  |  August 10th, 2018

 

CHOCOLATE CHIP PUMPKIN COOKIES

recipe by: allrecipes.com

Ingredients

1 cup canned pumpkin

1 cup white sugar

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1 egg

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon milk

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

Directions

Combine pumpkin, sugar, vegetable oil, and egg. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, ground cinnamon, and salt. Dissolve the baking soda with the milk and stir in. Add flour mixture to pumpkin mixture and mix well.

 

Add vanilla, chocolate chips and nuts.

Drop by spoonful on greased cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for approximately 10 minutes or until lightly brown and firm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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