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Alumni Days at Shakespeare 2017

An alumni tradition since 2011 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Utah Shakespeare Festival, this three-day event provides SUU Alumni & Friends with significantly discounted tickets to six of the summer season shows, plus access to exclusive events with Festival staff and cast. Choose from three-day or one-day ticket packages.  https://www.suu.edu/alumni/shakespeare.html

At the Abbey Inn – we are providing a 15% off discount for this special event! Call us direct and mention Alumni Days for your discount.

Must know 10 Important Fishing Tips for Starters

Fishing is very exciting. Not only you will catch different species of fish but you look forward to have them in your dining table. If you are fishing for the first time, consider the following tips:

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1. Take some research

Before you ruin your first fishing experience, try to understand the basics of fishing and learn the things associated to it. Read some fishing books or browse the internet for information you need to know about fishing. You might also consider accompany a friend who has experience in fishing to help your first time more enjoyable.

2. Learn the Basic Steps.

As soon as you have done some research, it would be the right time to do some try outs and learn some fishing skills. Start with the basics like placing bait on the fishing hook, tying knots and casting your lines. These are the first few skills that you need to understand before you decide to ride on the boat and cast your fishing rod on the water.

3. Get the appropriate tool for you.

For those who are starting to fish, it is better to use simple equipment. Rod and reels should offer simple operations particularly for beginners and the use of open-faced fishing reels may not be recommended.

4. Choose the right bait.

Better know the type of fish you want to catch. Different fishes are attracted to different baits. Take it for instance the bream fish which is attracted to insects like cricket while catfish are responsive to raw chicken liver and other specially made baits.

5. Take a good location.

Chose a location which fishes spawn well. This way, you will greatly enjoy the most of your fishing experience by catching great fishes.

6. Know the weather.

Fishing trips can be successful depending on the kind of weather. As much as possible, go out on a fishing trip with an overcast sky because this is proven to offer great fishing deals.

7. Wear the right fishing gear.

One should properly dress when on a fishing trip. Wearing boots is a must as you have to wade many time unexpectedly. Also, the changing weather especially in the afternoon can affect your trip so it is a good idea to wear clothes in layers. For those fishing with long hairs, better tie it with a ponytail at the back.

8. Take some food.

First time fishing would take some time before you can take your first catch, thus it is important to pack your food for lunch or perhaps until snacks.

9. Bring some bug spray.

Water is prone to bugs and mosquitoes, therefore bringing insect spray that are itch-free would do a lot better.

10. Maximum concentration.

In order to take home some good catch, remember to stay focused and pay maximum concentration on fishing. It is also a nice idea not to bring some distraction as taking kids with you could sometimes take your focus away.

In any field of expertise, practice always makes perfect. Try to familiarize the ten basic steps mentioned above to help level up your expertise in fishing. Sooner or later, you are going to be a seasoned fisherman with the best catch on your basket!

Essential Travel Tips for Affordable Family Vacation

Sometimes, even though you made a perfect planning still you may face few glitches here and there. One small wrong step can ruin the entire vacation plan, and you may end up spending more money than the actual budget. That is why proper planning is required when you travelling with children and elderly people. Here you can find few simple yet very efficient tips for a smooth vacation.

Plan Smart Vacation with Family:

As you are all set for a pleasant vacation, make sure to involve your kids in the vacation plan and prepare them to get ready and fun with family. Check the passports and other necessary documents that all the dates are valid before travelling internationally. Now, choose the destination along with other family members, you can browse the internet to see which destination is good for your entire family, you can find toddler-friendly destination, exciting and entertaining destinations, the destination that excites the children, etc. You can also find several saving tips, which can make the Dad happy as they can help him save money on their trip.

People get scared to fly with a baby, but, there is nothing to worry, everything is possible. So if you want to visit international vacation spot then go ahead, the airline special deals can make it possible to fly happily with a baby.

Even pregnant lady can travel with little extra preparation, but new moms can freely explore the world with less worry. Pregnancy is not an excuse for you to not have fun, take you better half along with you and do hiking and small adventures, but, choose the adventures that are safe for you and for the baby.

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Check the Reviews for Best Family Vacations:

Going on a vacation without knowing exactly where or without proper planning can be terrifying especially when you are going with kids. But, if you check the reviews before planning a vacation can help you choose the right destination. Check Pure Wander for genuine reviews that can help you find the perfect vacation spot.
Finding the best and affordable place to stay is also one of the important factors to be considered when you are staying with kids. We can help you find the best place so that you can choose the right accommodation for your stay. There are several exciting places including Barbara Beach & Golf Resort, Hotel Diva at San Francisco, etc. You can also check the reviews on best restaurants, the best eatery places such as Wynkoop Brewery at Colorado and fun activities for families include Segway tours at San Francisco or Summer Camp for kids.

These tips can help you plan your vacation with a little frustration. However, with lot of patience and full preparation you can make a memorable and fun vacation possible with kids.

Travelling With a Baby -Plan a Safe and Fun Family Vacation

If you are a new parent and uncertain to take the baby to a vacation and you are scared how you can handle the baby and his/her demands like sleeping, eating and crankiness? Well, don’t worry it’s about time to face the reality and start planning for a wonderful vacation. The best way to handle the baby during travelling is by taking care of all his/her needs. Here you can find few best tips that can help you plan your vacation perfectly.

“The only love that I really believe in is a mother’s love for her children.”
Photo Credit: Chicka (now doing film!) on flickr

Choose the best location closer to home: when you are travelling with a baby, the wise vacation plan is choosing the vacation destination closer to home. Avoid long rides and plane rides. Don’t spend more than 2hrs on a plane and around six to seven hours on the road, also it depends on the baby, how much stress he/she can bear. You can go for exotic tips when the baby becomes little older.

Check for a convenient Cruise: Several Cruise lines allow families with small babies and kids to travel in cruise. Cruise is more convenient for new moms as they don’t need to worry about accommodation and meals, also cruises offer daylong entertainment. You can also utilize the facility offered by cruise line where you can order baby supplies and diapers so that you can avoid carrying loads of baby stuff during your trip.

Rent a Condo or House: Choose some historic city or a beautiful beach location that is closer to home and rent a condo or a house, as it will very convenient for you and for your baby. It also allows you sleep comfortably even if your baby cries in the night. You don’t need to worry about Baby’s midnight squalls do not disturb the neighbors.

You don’t need to go on boring vacation as you are travelling with a baby, because, there are several places where you and the baby can enjoy. Of course, you want a peaceful vacation and that is what you get with a little research and bit of enthusiasm. Make a cool vacation planning with your cute baby and make your family vacation fun and stress-free. Don’t wait, plan today for a perfect summer trip with your baby.

Cedar City & Brian Head Restaurants Open for Thanksgiving

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If you don’t know where you are eating this Thanksgiving, we’ve got you covered. Beyond the fast food chains, here are some local restaurants where you can get a home-cooked Thanksgiving feast (whether or not there will be turkey, cranberries, and mashed potatoes, we can’t make any guarantees).

Cedar City

Restaurant Times Address Phone Menu
Sonny Boy’s BBQ 11 am-4 pm 80 South Main Street 435-867-8010 Turkey, pulled pork, brisket
 Lupita’s Mexican Restaurant 9 am- 9 pm  2052 West Cross Hollows Rd  435-867-0945  Traditional, authentic Mexican cuisine
 Hong Kong Buffet 11:30-9:30 pm 84 North Main St, Ste 101 435-865-8986  Chinese Cuisine

Brian Head

Restaurant Times Address Phone Menu
Cedar Breaks Restaurant 8 am-11:30 am, 4:30 pm-9:30 pm 223 Hunter Ridge Rd 435-677-3000 American
Leany’s Steak House 7 am-11am, 2 pm-9 pm  314 Hunter Ridge Rd  435-677-9000  American
Last Chair Saloon 11:30-9:30 pm 329 South Hwy 143 435-677-2035  American
Korner Cafe 8am-4 pm 259 South Hwy 143 435-990-1488  American

The Best in Family Vacation Lodging

A Vacation Rental is a great way to save money on your next Family Vacation. With full kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms and full hotel amenities consider one of our Vacation Homes. All of our vacation homes include access to the hotel’s indoor pool, exercise room, guest laundry, and complimentary Full Hot Breakfast. Each vacation home is adjacent to the hotel property.