Friday, April 28, 2023

Solo Travel

Cefalù (Northern Sicily) Italy. Photo Credit: Siggy Nowak/Pixabay 


Benefits to Solo Travel?

  1. Cost Effective
  2. Do What You Want & When You Want
  3. Empowers Impulsiveness & Spontaneous
  4. Focus on Yourself without Guilt
  5. Improves Your Self Confidence
  6. Itinerary Flexibility
  7. Learn More About Yourself
  8. Make Your Own Decisions
  9. Meet New People
  10. No Need to Coordinate the Schedules of Others
  11. No Travel Partner Required
  12. Not Required to Wait on Others
  13. Solely Focused on Your Interest
  14. Unrestricted Exploring & Planning
  15. Your Own Bed
  16. Venture Outside of Your Comfort Zone


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Some Solo Travelers wish to travel with mind-like travelers by:

  • Adventure
  • Age Groups
  • Gender Groups
  • Land Guided Tours
  • Singles Cruise
  • Solo Exploration
  • Small Focused Groups


We're happy to work with you on what ever your Solo Travel experience you seek!



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"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page" Saint Augustine


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Thursday, April 27, 2023

Travel Makes the Prefect Gift

Photo Credit: Gerd Altmann/Pixabay 


Why Travel Makes for the Prefect Gift


  • Current & Stylish
  • Discovery & Adventure
  • Guaranteed Size
  • No Age Limit
  • No Assembly Required
  • No Batteries Required
  • No Delayed Shipping
  • Personalized & Tailored
  • Prefect for Him or Her
  • Unforgettable Memories 

If you're not seeking to book a getaway or vacation, do ask us for our in destination referral link for local experiences. Makes a great enhancement for travelers already booked to celebrate their adoption, anniversary, babymoon, birthday, graduation, honeymoon, retirement, reunion, romance, and/or vow renewal trip. 

Do let us know if it's a surprise gift so we don't ruin it for you!


Photo Credit: Jan Steiner/Pixabay 



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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

Name Change

Photo Credit: StockSnap/Pixabay 


Congratulations, on your recent nuptials! 


Here's a comprehensive list of where to begin with changing your last name. It's a daunting task, and know it may take 1 - 6 months to complete. 

  • Auto Insurance Policy
  • Bank Accounts
  • Church
  • Credit & Debit Cards
  • Club Memberships
  • Dental Providers
  • Driver License
  • Electronic Devices
  • Email Address
  • Employer Pension Plans
  • Family & Friends
  • Health Insurance Policy
  • Legal Agreements & Contracts
  • Last Will & Testament
  • Life Insurance Policy
  • Mailbox
  • Medical Providers
  • Military ID
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Organization Memberships
  • Passport
  • Post Office
  • Professional Certifications
  • Professional Licenses
  • Retirement Plans 
  • Return Label Address
  • Reward Programs
  • Savings Bonds
  • Social Media Accounts
  • Social Security Administration
  • Stocks
  • Subscriptions
  • TSA PreCheck
  • Vehicle Registration
  • Volunteer Organizations
  • Voter Registration

Although there is no law requiring one's last name to change after marriage, it remains common practice since the 11th Century (1001 - 1100).



Photo Credit: Olessya/Pixabay 



In most cases, the documents you will need:
  • Birth Certificate (with raised seal)
  • Certified Marriage Certificate Issued by a County Court
  • Current Social Security Card & Driver License

Of course, the same list would apply in the event of a divorce.
Documents you will need are those as noted above plus Divorce Decree Issued by a County Court.

Also, in adoption.

 

Photo Credit: NikolayF/Pixabay 


Spanish speaking customs, a person's given name is followed by two family surnames, the father's and ending with the mother's. Upon marriage the spouses last name follows their middle name and their family surnames placement remains the same. Example: First Name, Middle Name, Married Surname, Father's Surname, and Mother's Surname. 

In the LGBTQ+ community tend to choose who will make the name change or hyphenate last names. Some forgo either surname and jointly decide to take on a new one. 


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Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Best Time to Book Your Vacation

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The Best Time to Book Your Vacation By...

  • Spring Break - by January
  • Summer - by April
  • July 4th - by May
  • Memorial Day  - by March
  • Labor Day - by July
  • Ski Season - by October
  • Thanksgiving - by October
  • Christmas - by October


Do be mindful, the travel industry is like any other industry or product sales that prices reflect Supply & Demand. Availability and prices are not guaranteed until booked and ticketed.

Discount advertised prices are often capacity controlled. Additional Terms & Conditions usually apply as well.


 

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Monday, April 24, 2023

Vacation Benefits & Vacation Hacks

Photo Credit: Jan Alexander/Pixabay 


Vacation Benefits 

  1. Boost Energy Reserves
  2. Boost the Economy
  3. Decreased Burnout
  4. Improves Heart Health
  5. Improves Mental Health
  6. Improves Physical Health
  7. Improves Relationships
  8. Increases Motivation
  9. Reduces Stress


Photo Credit: Anke Sundermeier/Pixabay 


We know these Vacation Benefits is best achieved by our these Vacation Hacks!

Do you accept the challenge?


Photo Credit: Gerd Altmann/Pixabay 



Vacation Hacks

  1. Do not read or check work emails.
  2. Do not include your phone number in automated "out of office" emails.
  3. Identify person(s) to contact in your "out of office" email during vacation absence.
  4. Have a work pre and post vacation meeting.
  5. Choose wisely disclosing your return date to the office.
  6. Advise you are on vacation and will not be accessible.
  7. Establish vacation boundaries with your peers.
  8. Log off of Social Media.  


Photo Credit: Gerd Altmann/Pixabay 


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Friday, April 21, 2023

Wedding Anniversary Year Celebration & Traditional Gift

Photo Credit: NoName_13/Pixabay 


Of course, we at Louvet Travel believe that travel best marks any special Wedding Anniversary whether by a couples only vacation, nearby romantic stay, or quick weekend getaway. 

  • All-Inclusive Resort Stay
  • Bucket Destination
  • Ocean or River Cruise


Photo Credit: divvypixel.com/Pixabay 


Regardless, of your budget we always recommend that couples do spend time together to reminisce about the past years and continuing to dream about the future together! 

  • A Handwritten Letter
  • Breakfast in Bed
  • Create a Video Collage of Photos
  • Dance to Your Wedding Song Together
  • Discuss All the Things You Wish to Do over the Next Year
  • Dinner at Your Favorite Place
  • Long Walk Together
  • Pack & Go on a Picnic
  • Recreate Your Wedding Photos
  • Romantic Dinner at Home
  • Spa Day of Pampering
  • Take Off of Work & Spend the Day Together
  • Unplug from the Internet for the Day
  • Watch a Romantic Movie Together


Photo Credit: Ivan Eduardo Frias Araujo/Pixabay 


Now, for the more "traditional" gift giver these are by anniversary year and suggestive gifts:

  • 1st Anniversary - Paper
  • 2nd Anniversary - Cotton
  • 3rd Anniversary - Leather
  • 4th Anniversary - Fruit or Flowers
  • 5th Anniversary - Wood
  • 6th Anniversary - Candy or Iron
  • 7th Anniversary - Wool or Copper
  • 8th Anniversary - Pottery or Bronze
  • 9th Anniversary - Willow or Pottery
  • 10th Anniversary - Tin or Aluminum
  • 11th Anniversary - Steel
  • 12th Anniversary - Silk or Linen
  • 13th Anniversary - Lace
  • 14th Anniversary - Gold Jewelry
  • 15th Anniversary - Crystal
  • 16th Anniversary - Coffee or Tea
  • 17th Anniversary - Wine or Spirits
  • 18th Anniversary - Appliances
  • 19th Anniversary - Jade
  • 20th Anniversary - China
  • 21st Anniversary - Fire
  • 22nd Anniversary - Water
  • 23rd Anniversary - Air
  • 24th Anniversary - Stone
  • 25th Anniversary - Silver
  • 26th Anniversary - Art
  • 27th Anniversary - Music
  • 28th Anniversary - Linens
  • 29th Anniversary - Tools
  • 30th Anniversary - Pearls
  • 31st Anniversary - Travel
  • 32nd Anniversary - Bronze
  • 33rd Anniversary - Iron
  • 34th Anniversary - Food
  • 35th Anniversary - Coral
  • 36th Anniversary - Antiques
  • 37th Anniversary - Books
  • 38th Anniversary - Luck
  • 39th Anniversary - Laughter
  • 40th Anniversary - Ruby
  • 41st Anniversary - Office or Desk Decor
  • 42nd Anniversary - Clocks or Watches
  • 43rd Anniversary - Entertainment
  • 44rd Anniversary - Electronics
  • 45th Anniversary - Sapphire
  • 46th Anniversary - Games
  • 47th Anniversary - Garden or Plants
  • 48th Anniversary - Home Improvement
  • 49th Anniversary - Copper
  • 50th Anniversary - Gold
  • 51st Anniversary - Photos or Cameras
  • 52nd Anniversary - Bath or Spa
  • 53rd Anniversary - Plastic
  • 54th Anniversary - Glass
  • 55th Anniversary - Emerald
  • 56th Anniversary - Day Theme Together
  • 57th Anniversary - Night Theme Together
  • 58th Anniversary - Faith & Hope Theme Together
  • 59th Anniversary - Charity Theme Together
  • 60th Anniversary - Diamond



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Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Destination Proposal

Photo Credit: Tumisu/Pixabay 


Fun Facts About Proposals

  • During ancient Rome times, the Groom would give the father of the Bride a symbolic coin. By the Father accepting the coin, he gave permission to marry his daughter. 
  • Proposing on one knee dates back to Medieval Knights.
  • During the 1700's proposals transcended economic or financial gain
  • In 1939, De Beers Diamond Jewelry hired a leading advertising agency which ran magazine ads creating a huge effect on proposals. 
  • In 1948, the leading advertising agency introduced the popular slogan, "a diamond is forever"
  • Historically proposals were conveyed in a form of a written letter.
  • Long engagements were once common in formal especially with arranged marriages. Today average between 6 months -  2 years.
  • Giving of "the ring" was borrowed from Judaism by Roman Marriage Law, the Fiancé presenting it after swearing the oath of marriage intent, "will you marry me".
  • The negotiation of Bride Price or Dowry is still practiced today in select cultures and countries.
  • An engagement ring is a gift and separate from the wedding ring.
  • The fourth finger on the left hand (aka: ring finger) dates back to Romans, whom believed this finger to be the beginning of the "vein of love" (vena amoris) as the vein leads to the heart.
  • The bride's engagement diamond ring is worn on top of the wedding band post nuptials and thereafter.
  • Not all countries practice the bride's engagement diamond ring.
  • In our American culture, engagements are announced at during an Engagement Party, traditionally hosted by the bride's parents. 
  • The bowing on the left knee reflects that majority are right handed.
  • Today rarely are Fiancés not involved in choosing or designing their engagement rings.


Photo Credit: StockSnap/Pixabay 


Shopping for Bling, Bling, the Ring

  • Have a budget range in mind.
  • Take note to the jewelry material usually worn whether rose, white gold, or yellow gold.
  • How will the size and style impact their job?
  • Research and learn about the 4 diamond C's: Carat, Cut, Clarity, and Color.
  • Knowing the preferred ring style will help whether a antique or modern setting.
  • Consider taking a loved one with you most familiar with their taste that won't ruin the surprise either.
  • Carefully consider the diamond shape (aka: cut). Most popular: Cushion, Emerald, Marquise, Oval, Princess, Radiant, or Round.
  • How will a wedding band fit and look with the engagement ring?
  • Research reputable jewelers. Ask loved ones who they used.


Photo Credit: Scott Webb/Pixabay 


Proposal Tips

  • Have the candid conversations about marriage, children, and finances before proposing. Otherwise you could be disappointed that you don't have the same life vision.
  • Ask or convey your proposal wishes to the parents before proposing. The proper etiquette is to ask the father's permission before proposing.
  • Determine whether a proposal is a private or public event amongst loved ones.
  • Listen to your future Fiancés dreams and wishes before planning "the proposal".
  • Give them a minutes to process the proposal. Remain kneeled until you hear "yes".
  • Don't plan during someone's special moment whether a anniversary, birthday, engagement party, milestone celebration, retirement, or wedding.
  • Insure the ring in the event it's lost or stolen.
  • Post hearing "yes" do discuss how you plan to tell your loved ones. Always nice to prioritize and your visit loved ones to share your exciting new news. 
  • Respect their cultural and/or family traditions.
  • Knowing the ring size will best ensure it fits.
  • If you're not sure you'll hear a "yes", then keep it private and intimate.
  • Choose a meaning location and/or props special to you both.
  • Hire a photographer to capture the special moment.
  • Somewhat rehearse what your going to say. Make it personable.


Your Destination Proposal is a sacred secret with us; we'll work with you to create an extraordinary experience with memories to last a lifetime!



Photo Credit: TréVoy Kelly/Pixabay 



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