A View To A Thrill http://aviewtoathrill.net A Travel and Lifestyle Blog that focuses on creating experiences Wed, 29 Jul 2015 15:44:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 20 Top Tips for planning a dirt cheap vacation http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/06/30/20-top-tips-for-planning-a-dirt-cheap-vacation/ http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/06/30/20-top-tips-for-planning-a-dirt-cheap-vacation/#comments Tue, 30 Jun 2015 18:51:54 +0000 http://aviewtoathrill.net/?p=1019 Plan ahead! * The sooner that you decide where you want to go, the more likely you are to realize your best deals. Visit travel oriented websites like Frommers, Fodors, Virtual Tourist, Lonely Planet and Rick Steves among others to get solid ideas of where you would like to travel. Once that has been established, start […]

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The Newbie’s Guide to booking accommodations – part 2 http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/06/01/newbies-guide-booking-accommodations-part-2/ http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/06/01/newbies-guide-booking-accommodations-part-2/#comments Mon, 01 Jun 2015 15:00:06 +0000 http://aviewtoathrill.net/?p=10236 Today we are continuing with the second installment of our three part series that breaks down the choices one has in selecting accommodations for vacations or holidays. We will now look at midrange options for those travelers who want a little more comfort than hostels can provide but at a more reasonable price than hotels. […]

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How to propagate hydrangeas in 6 easy steps http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/05/18/how-to-propagate-hydrangeas-in-6-easy-steps/ http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/05/18/how-to-propagate-hydrangeas-in-6-easy-steps/#comments Mon, 18 May 2015 15:00:36 +0000 http://aviewtoathrill.net/?p=18776 I used to hate hydrangeas.  And roses.  But, let’s stick with hydrangeas for now because I hated them for the same reason.  My mother had so many that I became immune to their beauty.  They shared equal billing with kudzu and weeds, something else that we had a lot of.  Like many kids, I hadn’t yet developed […]

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My English Cottage Garden redux http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/04/28/my-english-cottage-garden-redux/ http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/04/28/my-english-cottage-garden-redux/#comments Tue, 28 Apr 2015 16:39:25 +0000 http://aviewtoathrill.net/?p=18735 Have you ever had a vision of creating something fantastic and the final outcome only registered a “blah”?  That’s precisely what happened when I bought my house in 2001.  I had just sold my townhouse because I had a dream of living in at least my version of an English Cottage Garden oasis and 300 […]

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The Newbie’s Guide to Cruising, Part 3 http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/04/13/the-newbies-guide-to-cruising-part-3/ http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/04/13/the-newbies-guide-to-cruising-part-3/#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 15:01:54 +0000 http://aviewtoathrill.net/?p=18305 Now that you’ve actually booked your cruise, it’s important to make sure that you take care of a few things before leaving.  Here’s a handy checklist to assure that you will be ready before the ship leaves: Check with your medical and renter’s/homeowners insurance to see if you and your belongings are covered by your […]

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The Newbie’s Guide to Cruising, Part 2 http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/02/20/the-newbies-guide-to-cruising-part-2/ http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/02/20/the-newbies-guide-to-cruising-part-2/#comments Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:18:41 +0000 http://aviewtoathrill.net/?p=18255 Alright.  You’ve decided that you want to give this cruising thing a go.  You’ve determined where you’d like to go and have already booked your cruise  with your preferred cruise line.  What should you expect the day of the cruise? How do I check in? Each Cruise Line is different but Celebrity allows you to […]

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The Newbie’s Guide to Cruising, Part 1 http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/01/26/the-newbies-guide-to-cruising-part-1/ http://aviewtoathrill.net/2015/01/26/the-newbies-guide-to-cruising-part-1/#comments Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:22:02 +0000 http://aviewtoathrill.net/?p=18234   When you consider how busy people are these days, it’s no surprise that Cruising is one of the most popular modes of traveling.  Think about it.   Literally, you will have 3+ days of pure bliss on a floating resort, practically any type of food you’d like, be treated like royalty by staff, participate in […]

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Checking out the Big Zombie Tour with Atlanta Movie Tours, Part 2 http://aviewtoathrill.net/2014/11/18/checking-out-the-big-zombie-tour-with-atlanta-movie-tours-part-2/ http://aviewtoathrill.net/2014/11/18/checking-out-the-big-zombie-tour-with-atlanta-movie-tours-part-2/#comments Tue, 18 Nov 2014 20:21:12 +0000 http://aviewtoathrill.net/?p=18029 Last week, I shared my experience with the first part of the Big Zombie Tour in Atlanta.  Today, I want to discuss the second part that covered location shots in the small towns of Senoia, Grantville, Newnan and Haralson, Georgia.  Senoia is roughly 50 miles away from the main tour offices in Atlanta, so you would have to either […]

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Checking out the Big Zombie Tour with Atlanta Movie Tours, Part 1 http://aviewtoathrill.net/2014/11/06/checking-out-the-big-zombie-tour-with-atlanta-movie-tours-part-1/ http://aviewtoathrill.net/2014/11/06/checking-out-the-big-zombie-tour-with-atlanta-movie-tours-part-1/#comments Thu, 06 Nov 2014 13:38:40 +0000 http://aviewtoathrill.net/?p=17969 For as long as I can remember, I have always been a fan of the macabre.  Horror movies have always been my favorite genre.  I love the idea of being frightened out of my wits and I suspect I’m not alone in that feeling.  I’m not saying that I haven’t looked away or closed my […]

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A Salute to Fall from Prince Edward Island! http://aviewtoathrill.net/2014/09/29/salute-fall-prince-edward-island/ http://aviewtoathrill.net/2014/09/29/salute-fall-prince-edward-island/#comments Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:24:13 +0000 http://aviewtoathrill.net/?p=17859   I first fell in love with Prince Edward Island through the narrow view of a photo lens.  Its’ vast beauty shined through whether it was the picturesque countryside or pensive seaside.   I was enamored with its quaint architecture, beautiful seashore and knew that one day I would have to bear witness to it to make […]

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