Vacations are a chance to take a break from work, see the world and enjoy time with family. But do they make you happier? The study, published in the journal Applied Research in Quality of Life, showed that the largest boost in happiness comes from the simple act of planning a vacation. In the study, the effect of vacation anticipation boosted happiness for eight weeks. After the vacation, happiness quickly dropped back to baseline levels for most people. How much stress or relaxation a traveler experienced on the trip appeared … Continue reading
Bring your pet to the beach and do a good deed! Saturday, April 25, 2015, 8am – 12pm Worcester County Humane Society annual fun event – walk-a-thon on the boards! All proceeds benefit the Ocean City area’s no-kill pet shelter. Bring your pet for a fun day on the boards to help the animals or adopt a shelter dog for the day by making arrangements prior to the walk-a-thon. Registration fee. 8am – 12pm, rain or shine! We have a selection of a few pet friendly units available for the … Continue reading
Daylight saving time 2015 will begin on Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 a.m. That means it’s time to spring forward! For most, daylight saving time is an exciting sign of spring that comes with a slightly sleepy Monday, but let’s look at a bright side – it’s going to put us one hour closer to Friday, March 20, 2015, the official first day of the Spring! Count down to spring!
This extreme winter with the single digit temperatures even here in Ocean City, MD has really left me wanting my toes in the water and ass in the sand… Zac Brown Band: I got my toes in the water, ass in the sand Not a worry in the world, a cold beer in my hand Life is good today. Life is good today. Well, the plane touched down just about 3 o’clock And the city’s still on my mind Bikinis and palm trees danced in my head I was still … Continue reading
Think of this approach as a survival guide for the remainder of the winter season. Plan your summer get-away now! It’s a way to channel soothing, summery thoughts during the big chill of winter. Being in a warm house while reading a travel guide or calling up all of these exotic destination photos online is a great way to spend a cold, dreary day. Besides, anticipation is half the enjoyment. The sooner you plan, the longer you have to look forward to your trip.”
By now, holiday shopping is over, and hopefully the high credit card balances are under control. so the accompanying financial stress should be behind you soon. Thinking about summer now will help you create a vacation budget and start saving up. You’ll do less damage to your overall financial picture if you do create a vacation budget, and start putting the money toward that. You save gradually through the year to stay ahead of the curve. The last thing you want after an amazing summer experience is to get nagged … Continue reading
Now is the very best time to start researching and booking your summer beach trip. Some resorts and destinations offer early-bird discounts! For certain popular places, you have to start sooner than later or you’ll miss out entirely. If you wait till the last minute, you also will not be left with that many choices. By booking early, especially for the holidays, special events and weekends, you are avoiding the price spikes that are definitely demand driven in resort destinations!
The winter holidays are over, and you’re bracing for the cold months ahead. Sounds like a perfect time to think about … that big summer beach getaway? Whatever your destination, you should start your planning now to discover great deals, sock away funds and ensure that you have made all the required arrangements so you can enjoy a memorable summer break in a locale you have always wanted to visit. This is especially true if one of your New Year’s resolutions is to stop procrastinating and missing out on great … Continue reading
This is the time of the year when we are flooded by numerous phone calls and emails by anxious soon-to-be graduates and their apprehensive parents looking for advice, reassurance of legitimacy of the rental units, safe accommodations, and the best deals available. Many seniors and parents have heard the stories of past graduates about the landlords that collect their monies and then look for any minuscule reason to evict them soon after the arrival or even private owners who collect the money, and then are nowhere to be found on … Continue reading