Enough Coffee, Tea and Milk!

Why is Santa so jolly?

He knows where

all the bad girls live.

George Carlin


What could happen if we all decided to be naughty and leave Santa champagne instead of the usual milk and cookies?  He’d probably lose his love handles, run Rudolph ragged on a wild joyride, and mix up the addresses of our chimneys. Nothing wrong with any of that–worst case, we just might end up finding better gifts under the tree!

Whether you’re traveling (with reindeers) or not, enjoy nibbling on these happy holiday travel treats:

Quick research. If you need an urgent answer or information re your destination, use Twitter as a de facto customer service line for travel companies and hotels.

Get a room upgrade. Be a loyal brand customer, be nice to front desk agents at check in and say “Thank you!” via social media after a great stay.

Tip generously.  At a crowded bar, get attentive service the rest of the evening by tipping generously with your first round of drinks.

Pack these Apps. Viber to call/text globally where there’s Wi-Fi and avoid roaming charges.  Lonely Planet Fast Talk to search by situation or look up local words/phrases. XE Currency for international exchange rates. MPassport to find accredited doctors near you.

Volunteer vacations. Give back while on holiday with World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms, Globe Aware Volunteers, Habitat for Humanity, or Earthwatch.

For a comprehensive list of volunteer opportunities for  your teens: Transitions Abroad

Travel insured. Tip the scales in your favor with Berkshire Hathaway’s Aircare.  At a fixed rate of $25 purchased 24 hours before your departure. this travel insurance offers generous compensation for flight/bag delays and missed connections.

Click on “Leave a Comment” (above left) to add your travel tips for Santa and have the merriest Ho-Ho-Ho’s wherever you go!







© Sharon Birke

201 697 1947



Glamour Portraits of the Goddess in Every Wife & Mother

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mountain
    Dec 19, 2014 @ 08:59:12

    I enjoy it so much when I’m only a few words in and there’s already a smile on my face and a chuckle to myself as I read your fun thoughts, Sharky!

    I do “sort of” have travel plans in three weeks. Kona is calling me and people prodding me to go; but is there a good reason to go? I promised myself that the next time I visit Hawaii it would be the way I want it to be. With a Goddess of my choice and days planned by what sounds like fun or excitement at the moment. Yes, a mostly all expense paid trip, parties, rubbing elbows with the rich and famous and Kona coffee in the morning. But its not about the money saved and those people. It’s about what makes me happy these days. I’d rather pay may own way and do it my way…our way! I want to wake up and kiss my Goddess and say, “what should we do today?”…nothing!, OK! So I’ll wait to the last minute and hover to pointer over the airline ticket purchase screen and think…hmmm…but knowing me it will be; nope do it your way, Mountain! Delete!

    A beautiful Goddess on a red sofa, love that…two photos of choice again this week number three and five. I’d crawl to the feet of this Goddess over broken glass, Champagne glass, of course! 😉

    Merry Christmas!



  2. Mountain
    Dec 25, 2014 @ 17:57:42

    Oui, Oui! Sharon! 😉


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