***For Parents: How to Enjoy (Not Stress Over!) the Long, Lazy Days of Summer

My initial experience with that concept goes back to when my children were still very young. Looking back to the summer learning activities I created for my girls, I now realize they were all Project Based Learning. I built their summer projects based on a few critical principles:

Samgyetang, the most popular Korean dish for sambok days, is prepared with a tender young chicken (one small chicken each for individual servings), ginseng, garlic, jujube dates, and glutinous rice.

If you don't want to end up broke when school starts, be careful about charging things into your credit cards. To make sure that you do not spend more than you can afford to on a Greece travel budget package, set a budget limit and stick to that budget limit. If you cannot afford something, then by all means forget about it and look for other options. Explore all your options and make smart choices.

Talk about getting taken to the cleaners: Imagine you spot a great summer rental property advertised online. Looks wonderful. The deal sounds too good to be true, but the owner tells you (via e-mail or even phone) that the fee is correct. You apply for the rent and send in the required upfront payment.

If you have ever caught the 2007 Rob Reiner-directed film "The Bucket List," you have probably already considered making your own list. In the movie, Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman's characters struggle to complete all the things they have always wanted to do before they kick the bucket, so to speak. Even if you have never seen the movie, you may have a few bucket list ideas already in the works.

Put together several killer programs/events that are exclusive to the summertime only. This could be a specialized metal guitar soloing training course, studio recording training or even a cool trip to see a huge band play live (that you use as inspiration for a unique course based on that band’s playing style). You can put together countless ideas if you simply sit down for a little bit and think about it. Just make sure that you tell your students about your programs many months in advance in order to ‘build them up’. After doing this, your students will be dying to get started once the summer starts.

Other areas offer great discounts too. To locate a great deal for theme park packaged deals, check the area where the theme park is located and call the hotels nearby. Some areas like Myrtle Beach, South Carolina have discount cards available. These cards give discounted and free admission into local attractions and restaurants.

A beach bag is the most ideal carrier when packing your beach items. These bags come in a variety of of choices to choose from. The size of the bag you will use depends on the quantity of items that you are going to bring. You can find different types of beach bags that can hold all your necessary stuff for your vacation, including some foods and if you are going to buy local souvenirs from that area, your bag can also accommodate a few. Just like other bags, beach bags can also be personalized with your name or initials to add a special touch.

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