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Opal Medina

Invest in blue light glasses

If you work in front of a screen for long periods of time, you may suffer from eye strain due to the harsh light of your electronics. If you suffer from painful headaches after hours at the computer, invest in a pair of blue light glasses. These have made a world of difference from me. My blue light glasses help me to continue working without hurting my eyesight. They also help me stay concentrated for longer periods of time.

The best way to Munday from Haileyville

Going from Haileyville to Munday make sure to visit Homeland for a leg stretcher!

OK 74546
205 North Commerce Street, Ardmore, OK 73401
The best route to Munday from Haileyville

My stops from Stanardsville to Marydel

If driving from Stanardsville to Marydel I suggest first stop at Aldi for picking up a few things! Secondly pay a visit to Purple Heart Memorial. Then stop by Wheaton Park Stables. It's a nice stop!

Try it!

15179 Hillview Court, Meadows of Culpeper, VA 22701-1679
Purple Heart Memorial
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22121
Wheaton Park Stables
1101 Glenallan Avenue, Glenmont, MD 20902
The best route to Marydel from Stanardsville

My stops to Drain from Chico

Going to Drain from Chico I suggest first of all visit Railroad Park Resort for a pause! Next make a stop at Burger King for a great lunch.

Railroad Park Resort
100 Railroad Park Road, Siskiyou County, CA 96025
Burger King
Crater Lake Highway, Medford, OR 97504
OR 97435
The best route to Drain from Chico

To Alpine with some food added

Last time I went to Alpine from Los Ybanez this was the route I picked.

Los Ybanez
Texas Roadhouse
4512 West Loop 250 North, Midland, TX 79707-3168
FM 1219, Wickett, TX 79788
Sleep Inn & Suites
3401 West Dickinson Boulevard, Fort Stockton, TX 79735
The best route to Alpine from Los Ybanez

My stops from Marshalltown to Long Pine

If going to Long Pine from Marshalltown I suggest you first of all stop at River Overlook for a great experience. Next stop by Sweet Tooth for some tasty ice cream!

IA 50158
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
421 South East Street, Carroll, IA 51401
River Overlook
River Loop, McCook Lake, SD 57049
Sweet Tooth
North Pigeon Street, Jackson, NE 68743
Long Pine
The best route to Long Pine from Marshalltown

My stops to New Glarus from Hartford

If driving from Hartford to New Glarus this is my preferred way: visit Hy-Vee for great shopping!

You might like it.

IL 62048
North Orange Prairie Road, Peoria, IL 61615
New Glarus
WI 53574
The best route to New Glarus from Hartford

These were my stops from Washington to Adams

Last time I drove to Adams from Washington this was the route I picked.

IA 52353
Don Bosco High School Track
Poyner Road, Gilbertville, IA 50648
The best route to Adams from Washington

A nice route from Ryland to Cecil

Going from Ryland to Cecil this is a nice way: first stop at TCBY for a cone of ice cream. After that visit Billy Carter Softball Field, it is great!

AL 35811
Quintard Avenue, Anniston, AL 36201
Billy Carter Softball Field
Paschall Street, Plains, GA 31780
GA 31627
The best route to Cecil from Ryland

A nicer way from West View to Man

Driving to Man from West View make sure to pay a visit to Gilmer County Poor Farm Infirmary. It is a great stop!

Test it for yourself. See what you think.

West View
PA 15229
Gilmer County Poor Farm Infirmary
268 Recreation Center Road, Northview, WV 26351
WV 25635
The best route to Man from West View

Why not this trip?

Ok!, Going from Pierson to Ellsworth make sure to first of all hit Runza Restaurant for a some food. Next stop at Comfort Inn for some rest!

Runza Restaurant
175 South Chestnut Street, Wahoo, NE 68066
Comfort Inn
South Lincoln Avenue, York, NE 68467-8405
The best route to Ellsworth from Pierson

A nicer way to Friendship

If driving from Bridgeton to Friendship I suggest you first pay a visit to St. Mary's Bowl for some exercise! Next make a stop at Days Inn for some rest.

I like it. Your mileage may vary.

MO 63044
St. Mary's Bowl
Church Street, Chester, IL 62233
Days Inn
US 60, Sikeston, MO 63801
The best route to Friendship from Bridgeton

Make a Timetable

If the exams are approaching or you want to set aside some time to study regularly, make a time table. Studying for at least 2 hours a day with maximum concentration can help you achieve your study goals. Make a study period in your timetable and during this period shut out all the distractions. Prioritize your study and inform your friends and family to avoid contacting you during your study time. Prepare yourself to study and treat yourself every time you reach a study goal.

Set goals like, you can eat out if you can study 3 chapters today. Stick to the goal and you will achieve it. Make realistic and achievable study goals and don’t try to cram. Learning too much in a day is not learning because at a point you will get bored and will be reading your books without understanding anything.

To Davenport from Barlow

Driving from Barlow to Davenport this is a good way: first of all visit Puppy Dog viewpoint for a nice experience! Then pay a visit to Home2 Suites for a pause. Third visit Glaciers Frozen Yogurt for a gelato! After that visit The Coffee Clubhouse for something handy to eat.

Puppy Dog viewpoint
Dog Mountain Trail, Cook, WA
Home2 Suites
Clinton Way, Yakima, WA 98903
Glaciers Frozen Yogurt
South 41st Street, Terrace Heights, WA 98936
The Coffee Clubhouse
Wheeler Road Northeast, Moses Lake, WA 98837
The best route to Davenport from Barlow

My stops going to Kelso

While driving from Silver Firs to Kelso I suggest first stop at Coast Gateway Hotel for a small treat. Secondly visit Commissary for good shopping! Finally pay a visit to Sweet And Sassy Espresso for a cup of coffee and something to nibble on.

Silver Firs
WA 98208
Coast Gateway Hotel
18415 International Boulevard, SeaTac, WA 98188
5275 Pendleton Avenue, Hillside, WA 98433
Sweet And Sassy Espresso
East Forest Napavine Road, Napavine City Limit, WA 98565
WA 98626
The best route to Kelso from Silver Firs

Fry them

I like to throw in all the veggies that I can find lying around the house, that go well with a flavorful rice recipe. Most commonly, I use cauliflower, green peas, green chili (use only if tolerable for you), bell peppers, and green onions. You may also want to judge how many or how much of these vegetables you add based on the quantity of the rice. I aim for 20% veggies, 80% rice.

Then, add some oil in a pan, and add garlic paste and asafetida, then the veggies. I also add cumin seeds, curry leaves, and dried chilies (I LOVE spicy food). Sauté them and add plain rice. Add chili powder (yes, I know!), turmeric (only a tad), and some coriander powder. Stir well until fried adequately. Garnish with coriander leaves, and serve. 

Fry them

A good route from South Lebanon to Camp Springs

Ok!, Driving to Camp Springs from South Lebanon make sure to hit Gorilla Strength and Fitness for a leg stretcher!

South Lebanon
OH 45065
Gorilla Strength and Fitness
Nutter Run Road, Nutter Fort, WV 26301
Camp Springs
MD 20748-2611
The best route to Camp Springs from South Lebanon

To Barry with a stop for a place worth some time

When driving to Barry from Wellston this is a good way: first visit Bison Viewpoint. I liked it! Then hit Starbucks for something handy to eat.

OK 74881
Bison Viewpoint
US 177, Murray County, OK 73086
4885 Eldorado Parkway, Frisco, TX 75033
The best route to Barry from Wellston

From Benoit to Aliceville

When going from Benoit to Aliceville first of all hit Football Field, it is good. Next visit Highland Park Shopping Center for shopping!

Football Field
US 82;MS 7, Greenwood, MS 38941
Highland Park Shopping Center
West Harding Avenue, Greenwood, MS 38930
75 Research Boulevard, Starkville, MS 39760
AL 35442
The best route to Aliceville from Benoit

The way to Schobel's Restaurant

When driving to Schobel's Restaurant from Magnolia Beach this is a suggestion.

Magnolia Beach
Tricounty Pool
Angel Fish Drive, Carancahua, TX
Palms Tan and Tone
McClure Street, El Campo, TX 77437
Chappell Hill
TX 77426
Schobel's Restaurant
2020 Milam Street, Columbus, TX 78934
The best route to Schobel's Restaurant from Magnolia Beach

These were my stops to Taylors Falls from Watertown

If going to Taylors Falls from Watertown I suggest you visit Black River Valley for a great experience.

WI 53094
Black River Valley
Black River Falls Rest Area 54, Town of Manchester, WI
Taylors Falls
The best route to Taylors Falls from Watertown

To Marco Island from Albany

When going from Albany to Marco Island first visit Winn Dixie for a leg stretcher. After that hit Genesis Fitness to get that body going (much needed when sitting in a car for the whole day)! After that stop at Holiday Inn Express & Suites Trinity for some rest. Finally pay a visit to Red Lobster for a great dinner.

Winn Dixie
South Jefferson Street, Monticello, FL 32344
Genesis Fitness
310 South Lawrence Boulevard, Keystone Heights, FL 32656
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Trinity
Corporate Center Drive, Trinity Corporate Center, FL 35655
Red Lobster
El Jobean Road, Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Marco Island
The best route to Marco Island from Albany

From Palestine to Clio with a stop for some shopping

When going from Palestine to Clio first of all hit McDonald's for a some food! Then stop at Orangetheory Fitness for some exercise. Next visit Kentuck Art Center for shopping! After that make a stop at Holy Ground Park Beach for a quick bath in in the pool!

MS 35, Batesville, MS 38606
Orangetheory Fitness
University Drive, Starkville, MS 39759
Kentuck Art Center
503 Main Avenue, Northport, AL 35476
Holy Ground Park Beach
Battlefield Road, White Hall, AL
The best route to Clio from Palestine

The best way from Salem to Bowman

Last time I went to Bowman from Salem this was the route.

Market on the Square
North Jefferson Avenue, Cookeville, TN 38501
GA 30624
The best route to Bowman from Salem

My stops to Oakley from Medical Lake

While driving from Medical Lake to Oakley I suggest first visit Lewiston Center Mall for a leg stretcher and some shopping! Then stop at Yellow Pine Elementary School. I liked it. Finally hit Wrangler to fill up some energy!

Medical Lake
WA 99022
Lewiston Center Mall
Nez Perce Grade, Lewiston, ID 83501
Yellow Pine Elementary School
School Street, Yellow Pine, ID 83677
Poplar Avenue West, Fairfield, ID 83327
ID 83346
The best route to Oakley from Medical Lake

Keep the presentation fresh

I am a motivational speaker and a part of me believes that I can captivate an audience because I do not use outdated content. I avoid sharing the same content or stories over and over again. At times when I can’t think of new content, I twist my stories and address them with a different perspective.

Another trick is to add current events into your speech. Include something fresh which can reinforce further discussion among the audience. Before every event, I try to read the audience and alter my tone as per their culture. 

These were my stops to Dotsero from Golden

If going from Golden to Dotsero I suggest you first hit Mountain Buzz Cafe & Pizzeria for great food. Secondly make a stop at Whistle Stop Cafe for a little something to eat! Next stop by BOULDER LAKE, it is good.


Mountain Buzz Cafe & Pizzeria
Argentine Street, Georgetown, CO 80444
Whistle Stop Cafe
1400 Argentine Street, Georgetown, CO 80444
Boulder Creek Trail, Summit County, CO
The best route to Dotsero from Golden

From Shongaloo to Klein

While driving from Shongaloo to Klein I suggest stop at Lufkin Mall for good shopping!

LA 71072
Lufkin Mall
4600 South Medford Drive, Lufkin, TX 75901
TX 77379
The best route to Klein from Shongaloo

A good route from Parkersburg to Scio Township

While going to Scio Township from Parkersburg this is a good way: first stop by Dough Boy Monument, it is good! Secondly make a stop at Menchie's for some delightful ice cream. Next pay a visit to Pemberville Pool for a quick bath in in the pool.

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Parkersburg, WV 26101
Dough Boy Monument
North 4th Street, Zanesville, OH 43701
2170 Walker Lake Road, Ontario, OH 44903
Pemberville Pool
East College Avenue, Pemberville, OH 43450
Scio Township
The best route to Scio Township from Parkersburg

Why not this trip?

Going from Hebron to Lathrup Village make sure to first visit Miller's Supervalue for a leg stretcher and some shopping. After that stop at Walmart Supercenter for shopping!

OH 43025
Saint Johns Lutheran Church of North Woodbury
6808 Chesterville-Shelby, Perry Township, OH 44813
Miller's Supervalue
117 Whittlesey Avenue, Norwalk, OH 44857
Walmart Supercenter
Sandwich Street South, Amherstburg, ON N9V 3K8
Lathrup Village
MI 48076
The best route to Lathrup Village from Hebron

A nice trip from Windsor to Kingston

Driving from Windsor to Kingston a way would be to first stop at Mesa Mall for great shopping! Then make a stop at Moab Recreation and Aquatics Center for some swimming.

Gerald R. Ford Memorial Highway, Eagle, CO 81631
Mesa Mall
2424 Patterson Road, Grand Junction, CO 81505-1115
Moab Recreation and Aquatics Center
400 North, Moab, UT 84532
UT 84743
The best route to Kingston from Windsor

Plan out your outfits

Along with making a packing list, it may be helpful to pack according to the outfits you plan to wear each day during your trip. This was a lifesaving hack that kept me from overpacking on a trip to New York City years ago. Each big event had a specific outfit that I wanted to wear for it. I also packed a few comfortable options for extra activities. Planning your outfits can help save you time and space on your trip.


Sauces are probably one of the best additions you can make to ramen. If you're a ramen lover like me, you probably have a bunch of sauces lying around your kitchen. But, one particular favorite of mine would be the sriracha, which is a pretty nice kick of heat. It's a sauce made out of red chili and garlic. It adds a decent amount of heat to a regular bowl of ramen.

Speak in Spanish

There is a difference between understanding a language and speaking that tongue. You might understand what two people are talking in Spanish, but if you want to speak correct pronunciations and talk fluently, you will have to start talking in Spanish. There will be a few errors in the beginning, but after some practice, your Spanish will improve.

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