Category Archives: Holidays

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas 2019. Christmas gifts and tinsel on the wooden background We hope you are enjoying the best and merriest Christmas spending time with family and friends. Thank you for being a part of our Thunderbird Travel family. We appreciate you coming to us with your travel needs and enjoy helping you make plans for memorable trips. Have an amazing day!

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Being Thankful

I have found over the years that when I am thankful for what I have (and not just on Thanksgiving Day), my mood is better. It puts a a smile on my face when I think of all the good things in my life. And, here at Image result for thanksgiving 2019Thunderbird Travel, we are so grateful for the love of our friends, families, and customers who’ve become our friends. We are thankful for good food (especially pumpkin pie), those that take the time to prepare said foods and the gatherings wherein we can enjoy them. It is so wonderful that we have a holiday which allows us to reflect on the good things that have come to us and perhaps some not so good things that we’ve endured but have survived.

May you and yours be so blessed with the richness of family and friends this season. We Thank you for being a part of our lives and our business.

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Thank You Veterans

Veterans Day

Thank you Veterans for your sacrifice and service

We are very thankful for your service and sacrifice for our country and our families. And, we also thank your families who sacrifice their time with you to keep us free.

 

 

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November 11, 2019 · 8:00 pm

Happy Boss’ Day

Happy Boss's Day

  Show the Boss some love. Tell him/her thank you for a job and working with you. Thank you Cyndi for being you. I appreciate you as my boss. Have a great day!

 

 

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Be prepared for Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights!

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Halloween Horror Nights opened September 12, rolling out the red carpet and welcoming Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Jordan Peeleand cast members from Universal Pictures’ blockbuster Us, including Evan Alex, Madison Curry, Alan Frazier, Shahadi Wright Joseph and Cali and Noelle Sheldon; Dan Aykroyd (Ghostbusters) and filmmaker Ivan Reitman (GhostbustersNational Lampoon’s Animal House); acclaimed director and executive producer Greg Nicotero(“Creepshow,” “The Walking Dead”), filmmaker Eli Roth(HauntThe House with a Clock in Its Walls), GRAMMY® Award-winning musician SLASH, multi-platinum recording artist and filmmaker Rob Zombie (House of a 1000 Corpses), executive producers Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer (“Stranger Things”), and John Murdy, Executive Producer, “Halloween Horror Nights” at Universal Studios Hollywood.

This year’s terrifying “Halloween Horror Nights” lineup of mazes and attractions includes:

  • “Us,” an all-new maze based on the blockbuster film from Universal Pictures and visionary Academy Award®-winning filmmaker Jordan Peele
  • “Ghostbusters,” Sony Pictures’ classic 1984 film comes to life for the first time ever in this all-new maze
  • “Stranger Things,” based on seasons 2 and 3 of Netflix’s critically-acclaimed supernatural thriller
  • “Killer Klowns from Outer Space,” the popular 1980’s horror sci-fi film lands at “Halloween Horror Nights” in this all-new chilling maze
  • “Creepshow,” maze inspired by the 1982 cult classic movie directed by George Romero and Shudder’s brand new anthology series, re-imagined by acclaimed make-up artist, director and executive producerGreg Nicotero
  • “Frankenstein Meets The Wolf Man,” inspired by Universal’s original cinematic monsters and the movie studio that invented the horror film genre
  • “House of 1000 Corpses,” inspired by Lionsgate’s 2003 cult classic film and directed by multi-platinum recording artist and filmmaker Rob Zombie
  • “Holidayz in Hell,” an all-original maze featuring demented versions of everyone’s favorite seasonal celebrations
  • “Curse of Pandora’s Box,” an all-new original maze based on the twisted Greek mythology tale
  • “The Walking Dead,” Universal Studios Hollywood’s permanent attraction inspired by AMC’s popular television series
  • The Jabbawockeez award-winning hip hop dance crew returns by popular demand with an all-new, high-energy performance created exclusively for “Halloween Horror Nights”

The scares will continue on select nights until November 3, 2019:

  • September 26-29
  • October 3-6
  • October 10-13
  • October 17-20
  • October 24-27
  • October 31
  • November 1-3

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Being Thankful

We are so grateful this Thanksgiving season  for the love of our friends, families, and customers who’ve become our friends. We are thankful for good food (especially pumpkin pie), those that take the time to prepare said foods and the gatherings wherein Thanksgivingwe can enjoy them. It is so wonderful that we have a holiday which allows us to reflect on the good things that have come to us and perhaps some not so good things that we’ve endured but have survived.

Keep in mind that being thankful can actually help you emotionally. Even when things are not going so well, try to find at least one thing that you can be thankful for. It may surprise you to find that there may be more than just one thing.

May you and yours be so blessed with the richness of family and friends this season. We Thank you for being a part of our lives and our business.

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Cruise ship extras and how to keep money in your pockets

Avoiding cruise ship extra charges can be a bit tricky but can be done with due diligence. You’re not going to get out of tipping the maitre ‘d, your waiter and cabin steward. However, you can save some cash and even avoid some of these additional activities by planning and booking ahead of your arrival at the port. For cruise newbies, this is where a travel agent can really help you out. We help tell you about what’s coming and where you can save time and money.

One of the biggest ways the cruise lines help part you from your money is with drinks and especially, alcohol. At $5-7 per glass, a party on the Lido deck or some time to unwind and watch the sunset can rack up a pretty good bill at the end of a 7-day cruise for 2. You’re better off to buy a bottle of your favorite wine and enjoy it in your cabin. Or, bring along a 6-pack of your favorite soft drink. A word of caution – don’t advertise that you have it. If you must imbibe at the club while dancing or while enjoying some quiet time in the “adults only” area – keep your eyes peeled for “happy hour” or a special rate on the “drink-of-the-day”.

Another money drain can be the specialty restaurants. As delightful as the cuisine and atmosphere in these places are; stick to the main dining rooms or the self-service buffets unless you’re celebrating a very special occasion or just have money to throw away.

Shore excursions are probably the one area that you do want to spend some money on. Talk to your travel agent about what the ship offers and then plan and book ahead. If you wait until you’re at sea, most the of better ones are already sold out or the prices are higher than if you had made reservations online prior to sailing. Some people wait until they get off the ship and book excursions with a local company at the port of call. If you elect to do this, please make sure that there is plenty of time to get to/from your destination so you don’t miss the ship. The companies that the cruise lines work with are very aware of the arrival and departure times for each ship and make sure they get you there and back in time.

Check the ship’s daily program for offers, especially where spa treatments are concerned, as these are often reduced on port days. If you need to do laundry while on board, check into the self-service laundry mat instead of sending your stuff to the cleaners. You can save on staying in touch with folks at home via email by buying an internet package or wait until you get ashore and find an internet cafe.

Some cruise ship extra charges aren’t possible to get a way from but you can certainly reduce your losses by planning and booking ahead. Give us a call or book Royal Caribbean online at our website while keeping us as your local support.

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