All Inclusive River Cruise with Special Bucket List Travel Tours Discounts
July 21st departure great for those who want a nice summer vacation in europe.October 13, October 17 or October 20 great for those who prefer to travel in the fall
No need to worry about airfares since when you book with us it’s only $299 (includes taxes & fees) from anywhere in the US. Offer expires May 19th so please don’t delay!
(All meals, drinks with dinner, snacks, guided sightseeing, and more are included)
This is a luxurious vacation for World War II history buffs and all those who want a five-star, all inclusive experience at an affordable rate: all meals and snacks, unlimited alcohol and non-alcoholic drinks with dinner every night, professionally licensed guides with included sightseeing, endless amenities and more.
This Paris-to-Paris all inclusive river cruise combines time in France’s marvelous capital with discoveries of quaint French towns. Board your Seine river cruise ship and sail to Vernon, where you can choose between a guided visit to Claude Monet’s gardens at Giverny or the magnificent Bizy Castle. Continue to Les Andelys with its Château Gaillard and enjoy guided sightseeing
Then your Normandy river cruise takes you to Caudebec, where you can take an included excursion to the poignant Normandy landing beaches or choose the “Taste of Normandy.” Visit Joan of Arc’s historic Rouen, and in Conflans, see either Vincent Van Gogh’s Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine’s elegant Château de Malmaison. Your Paris river cruise is complete when you return to Paris where a local expert presents the city’s highlights, like the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower.
Special Bucket List Travel Tours Discount
– All dates for Paris cruise include the traveler’s choice of either:
$299 air from anywhere (good if booked by May 19) or $1000 off per person
Example: If you choose the $1,000 off, the price of the trip is $2,196 and you will pay for airfare or use your travel miles. If you choose to pay $299 for airfare, the total cost of the tour including air will be $3490. R/t transfers are included when air if purchased from us.
All-inclusive includes everything except gratuities to Cruise Director and crew. For a great time in Europe, you can’t beat this affordable price.
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It has been some time since I wrote on this blog. I have found it hard to be able to write much about healthy living when I have been struggling with it myself. It will come back and sooner rather than later is my hope.
For now I think I will change things up a little a post my healthy recipes and and about Travel, my other passion. I have been in the process of developing a company called Bucket List Travel Tours. The idea here is to develop tours to amazing places and find families, friends and others that might want to join like minded people on the tour together, or to develop the tour for your own group of friends and families.
The last tour we did was to southern Italy and Sicily this tour will be to Northern Italy.
Here are a few details, you can email me if you would like me to keep you posted as the details are put together. What I do know for sure is we will be going from Milan to Lucca and Cinque Terra to Siena and Florence and ending in Venice. May 13, 2016 to May 21, 2016.
Stress occurs all year round, but can be especially strong over the holidays. That’s why we dug into the archives and pulled out this treasure for Throwback Thursday. Read on to build up your resilience and relieve that holiday stress!
The majority of us live with moderate to high levels of stress, so it’s important to understand the difference between obtaining relief from stress and building resilience to stress. Read more to understand relief vs. resilience and get 10 tips to build resilience!
We all experience stress in different ways. You may have a hard time concentrating or making decisions, feel angry, irritable or out of control, or experience headaches, muscle tension or a lack of energy. Some people use Short Term Energy Relieving Behaviors (STERBs) to relieve stress, including drinking, sleeping, smoking, eating, shopping, etc.
STERBs distract attention from the negative effects of stress by providing a short-term relief. Not all STERBs are inherently unhealthy, but relying on STERBs to manage stress can create additional problems.
Those who identify themselves as “stress eaters” fall into the pattern of using food to obtain relief from stress: Eat to relieve stress, stress about gaining weight, eat to relieve stress …
The more effective way to manage stress is to build resilience to more easily “bounce back” from problems and continue to work towards a healthy lifestyle. The American Psychological Association* suggests 10 ways to build resilience:
Maintaining good relationships with close family members, friends and others.
Avoid seeing crises or stressful events as unbearable problems.
Accept circumstances that cannot be changed.
Develop realistic goals and move towards them.
Take decisive actions in adverse situations.
Look for opportunities of self-discovery after a struggle with loss.
Keep a long-term perspective and consider the stressful event in a broader context.
Maintain a hopeful outlook, expecting good things and visualizing what is wished.
Take care of one’s mind and body, exercising regularly, paying attention to one’s own needs and feelings.
Which of these 10 resilience builders sounds good to you? How can you focus on building your resilience to stress instead of seeking short-term relief? I would love to hear your thoughts and plans in the comments section below!
*American Psychological Association, “The Road to Resilience”
This is Erin’s story:
“I lost 90 pounds! Before I started this program, I was a stressed out first year teacher. On my way home from work every day, I would go thru a drive thru, eat, and then take a nap. This caused me to gain 30 pounds on top of what was an already unhealthy body. Now that I’ve learned how to manage my stress and make healthier decisions, I have enough energy to make it through my day and train for my first half marathon! There will be many more to come!”
The Holiday Plan
About this time every year, you probably start gearing up for your New Year’s resolution to lose weight and start a regular exercise routine. Then, just before tacking the new calendar to the kitchen wall, you empty your home and office of all those off-plan snacks and goodies.
Sometimes you give them to friends and coworkers; other times, you muster up a great deal of strength and toss them in the trash. But far too often you polish off every crumb yourself—and start the new year about ten pounds heavier, your body full of leftover holiday pies and cookies.
What if you could get through the holidays and reach January 1st with a loss, instead?
If you limit splurges to the holiday meal, like Thanksgiving dinner, you can keep your weight in check and reach your health goals even faster.
So what about Thanksgiving? We know what the traditional turkey-day table looks like: buttery mashed potatoes, syrupy sweet potatoes, macaroni and cheese, green beans with potato sticks, and a big, juicy bird. Don’t even look at the dessert table! You know what’s there: pumpkin and pecan pies, carrot cake, cookies.
To get you through the day—and the holiday season—with ease, we have added a new, healthy twist to a few old favorites: mashed cauliflower, green beans amandine, and pumpkin pie.
Mashed Cauliflower and Gravy
2 cups cauliflower, fresh or frozen (4 green)
1 Tbsp. light margarine (1 healthy fat)
¼ tsp. salt (1 condiment)
½ cup Blue Diamond® Almond Breeze Milk (1 condiment)
½ tsp. pepper (1 condiment)
½ tsp. garlic powder (1 condiment)
½ cup light or fat-free turkey gravy (optional) (8 condiments)*
1. Cook cauliflower until soft and warm, approximately 6-8 minutes in the microwave for frozen, 8-10 minutes steamed for fresh.
2. In a food processor, combine cauliflower, almond milk, and seasonings to taste.
3. Blend until cauliflower is the consistency of mashed potatoes.
4. In a bowl, combine mashed cauliflower with light margarine, and heat in the microwave until hot, about two minutes.
5. Prepare light gravy according to manufacturer’s directions.
Nutrition information: 1 Green, 3 Condiments* (gravy), and ¼ Healthy Fat
*Nutrition content may vary due to type and brand of gravy
Green Beans Amandine
¼ tsp. salt (1 condiment)
½ tsp. ground pepper (1 condiment)
4 cups green beans, stem end trimmed (8 green)
2 tbsp. slivered almonds, un-blanched (1 healthy fat)
1 tsp. olive oil (1 healthy fat)
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
3. Add green beans; cook until bright green and tender, 6 to 8 minutes.
4. Drain in a colander; rinse under cold water, and pat dry.
5. Spread nuts in a single layer on a baking sheet, and toast in the oven until golden brown and fragrant, about 7 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool.
6. In a large bowl, toss green beans with oil; season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a serving dish, and garnish with toasted almonds
Nutrition Information: 2 Greens, ½ Condiment, ½ Healthy Fat
Pumpkin Pie—Medifast Meal Makeover
1 packet Medifast Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal (1 Medifast Meal)
1 packet Medifast Vanilla Pudding (1 Medifast Meal)
1 packet Medifast Chai Latte (1 Medifast Meal)
1 packet Medifast scrambled eggs (1 Medifast Meal)
1 tsp. baking powder (2 condiments)
1 tsp. cinnamon (2 condiments)
1 Tbsp. canola oil (3 Healthy Fats)
1 cup water
4 Tbsp. sugar free vanilla, macadamia nut or hazelnut syrup (2 condiments)
5 sprays cooking spray (1/2 condiment)
1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. In a medium bowl, mix oatmeal, pudding, latte, eggs, baking powder, and cinnamon.
3. Combine canola oil, water, and sugar-free syrup in another medium bowl.
4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
5. Pour into a 9-inch pie plate sprayed with cooking spray.
6. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
7. Serve with 1 tablespoon sugar-free whipped cream per slice if desired. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information: 1 Medifast Meal, 1½ Condiments, ¾ Healthy Fat