When my oldest, Lauren, fell in love with horses around the age of 13, we didn’t have the means to indulge her love with a horse of her own, but I wanted to take the opportunity to build a summer of learning around her new passion. She had been taking riding lessons for several months and was preparing to go to a camp where she would have the opportunity to ride and care for horses. That summer we learned how horses came to America, we studied the expansion of the US to the west and the importance of horses in that expansion. We learned the anatomy of horses, the hard work required to care for a large animal and the confidence and leadership skills that come when you learn how to communicate effectively with a horse. Because of the outdoor experience that often accompanies time with horses, we incorporated camping and survival skills necessary for life away from the city.
In addition to samgyetang, you can also try the chogyetang (cold noodles with chicken) or yukgaejang (spicy beef soup), which are made from chicken. It is said that a hot meal that induces perspiration has more health benefits than a cold meal in summer.
* Never wire transfer an upfront payment or pay via prepaid debit card—two red flags for a scam. Pay via credit card.Honest landlords can be scammed, too. They should search the information of responders to their ads to see what comes up.
Plan a day trip outside your usual realm of experience; city dwellers may find that a trip to a nearby beach town or vineyard was just what the doctor ordered. Discuss summer activities with friends, family, co-workers and acquaintances outside your usual social circle. Check out your work schedule and begin planning accordingly. Physically writing plans on the calendar make you much more likely to actually follow through with them. Remember that we all deserve a bit of fun in our lives and take time out this summer to do those positive things you have always wanted to enjoy.
[Warning: Just make sure not to do the absolute worst thing possible (what most guitar teachers do): Reducing your lessons rates in a pathetic attempt to keep your students longer. This WILL backfire and cause you to lose most of your students when the summer arrives (and in general), because it lowers the value of your lessons in their eyes –they will simply choose to spend their time on other things.]
Extended Stay Hotels are a great way to save on packaged car and hotel deals. Designed for the traveler who stays for a week or longer, Extended Stay Hotels have kitchens and larger rooms than standard hotels. The advantage is that travelers can save money on meals with occasional cooking. Combining an Extended Stay Hotel with a car rental makes for an affordable vacation package.