Thinking of NOLA

Yep. Thinking of New Orleans. Maybe that is my next adventure. That, or Savannah. Heck, maybe both. Anyone been? Please leave a comment about your favorite spots – and if you have any tips for independent tour guides (cars, not buses), places to stay, it would be appreciated as well.

 

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Disneyland Going Solo Notes

Thoughts of going to Disneyland in California alone some day…thus, articles.

http://www.mouseplanet.com/lani/tp040713sl.htm

http://meegiesdltips.wordpress.com/cant-get-enough/go-solo/

http://1923mainstreet.com/blog/solo-traveler-at-disney/

http://www.tinmanic.com/archives/2012/08/19/disneyland-by-myself/

http://mickeyandminnie.tumblr.com/post/26435661177/how-to-have-fun-at-disneyland-by-yourself

http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=%203166590

http://magicalmouseplanner.com/2012/10/02/my-solo-trip-to-disneyland/

http://solofriendly.com/top-10-reasons-to-travel-solo-to-disney-world/

 

Interesting “cheap flights”/explore fares

http://www.kayak.com/explore/ – – interesting map of the US and international destinations.

http://www.airfarewatchdog.com/ – – beginning to plan a trip to a city, two, or three (or more)? Start a ‘My Fare Alert’. I get weekly/monthly emails on the places I’d like to go to, just to see about their airline deals.

http://www.skyscanner.com/ – – new site I came across.

http://www.farecompare.com/ – – another compare fares site

http://www.studentuniverse.com/ – – if you are young and a student (college/university – or well, even high school now – it says 13+, but when I was younger, it was only for college students) check out this site. And purchase, also, a ISIC card – don’t miss out on discounts galore when you travel! I used it for when I went to Europe my first time. Speak with someone (faculty/staff) in the International Student Relations department at your school, that’s how I got mine.

 

CMA Festival

CMA Music Festival – Official Site

FAQ page

Maps

Ticketmaster

 

2015 DATES AND TICKETS

June 11-14, 2015

Tickets for the 2015 CMA Music Festival will go on sale in the spring of 2014. The last five years have sold out well before the Festival, so don’t wait! Get your tickets early!

Tickets will go on sale at Ticketmaster.com and by calling 1-800-745-3000 or 1-800-CMA-FEST (262-3378)

 

 

Close hotels

Omni Nashville

Doubletree

 

Nashville hot-spots to visit

Bluebird Cafe

Wildhorse Saloonbtw, if anyone has a contact with someone there, I’m really trying hard to track down an old Westlife poster from 2003-ish, you would really, really make me incredibly happy. 🙂 I live in the States, the group is from Ireland, and they are one of my ultimate favorites. If you do, please contact me using the form below in this post. Thanks!!

Country Music Hall of Fame

Widow of the South – Carton Plantation – – if you haven’t read the book – please do. Gave me the same feeling, just about, as reading On The Corner of Bitter and Sweet.

Visiting Nashville for the first time – article

11 Cool Places in Nashville You Really Must Visit – article

Grand Ole Opry – tour and show

Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center – yeah, maybe strange to visit (especially if nothing is happening there when I visit Nashville in a few years) but I would like to go. In college, I even applied there – as an event planning person – but I think they thought I lived too far away. I was graduating and ready to go far away, though, but never heard back. Maybe it was God’s way of saying that I’m not ready yet, I guess, is the way I thought of it.

Beauty & The Beast on Tour

Tour Page

“Bookmarking” so that I remember to come back to this site. I love Disney’s Beauty & The Beast (…and the CW show as well, but I love Disney’s a little bit more – and Dark Angel) and would love to see the Broadway musical production. I have seen the Disney version that is performed in Hollywood Studios at Disney World, and I just adored it! (I also sat right in front of the sound booth, because I read online somewhere that was the best hearing place to sit – and it’s “up” too so you see the entire stage, especially if you are short like I am – and it was the best place to sit!

I did however arrive too early for the Beauty & the Beast merchandise at Disney, I was so bummed. They had also JUST opened Fantasyland (I went in February 2013) so a lot of things were packed – including the restaurant inside the Beast’s castle. Too bad – hopefully I will go back someday!!

Tours

Boston Duck Tours

Boston Walking Tours – ‘Boston By Foot

Trolley Tours

Harbor Cruises – AWESOME. I have been on lunch and sunset cruises.

North End Market Food Tours

Freedom Trail – grab a map and either walk with a guide or grab a map for yourself on this site; or use ‘Boston by Foot’ for example.

Sam Adam’s Brewery

Boston brewery tours

Chocolate tours

Taza Chocolate tours

Massachusetts tourism website

Charles Riverboat Company

 

Museums & Free Things

City of Boston website – list of Museums

List of Museums website

Free Museum Day website

Museum of Science

Isabella Stuart Gardner museum

21 Free things to do in Boston list

National Geographic list

City of Boston free things to do website list

Boston on a Budget website

Fifty Under $50 article – including Cape Cod, outskirts of Boston, etc. Don’t miss the Cape – visit the Pilgrim Monument, Nauset Light, etc.