Here are some things I've learned
after driving over 12,000 km while
exploring the U.S. Southwest and
northern BC. Some of these are just
cumulative observations, but after
these trips, I'm close to believing
1. If it says "World Famous"
on the sign, it ISN'T.
2. To all deer along
interstate/provincial highways: You
make it across
3. If you say "I can make it to the
next rest stop", the next one will be
4. To all raccoons: See note to deer
5. Traffic observations #1
- People going 10 miles slower than
the posted speed limit, and refusing
to mover over, tend to be older women.
6. Traffic observation #2
- People violating the HOV/carpool
rules in heavy traffic, and driving
solo tend to be younger men in pickups
or middle-aged men in Corvettes. (Now
these guys could have had unseen
babies with them, and still be
7. Traffic observation #3
- People driving with their foot/feet
on the dashboard tend to be younger
8. Vicious circle -
Need for caffeine vs. need for
course nothing I visited in the
southwest U.S. had a great beach or a
great all inclusive resort.
Happy Selling as the sun season heats
up (and the weather cools down).
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"We are all travellers in the wilderness
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our travels is an honest friend."
Robert Louis Stevenson
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KRYSTAL GRAND PUNTA CANCUN & KRYSTAL
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Krystal Ixtapa Updated Fact Sheet
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Please note that this FAM is only for
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As I mentioned last month, the Krystal
Ixtapa is undergoing a large renovation
project involving Las Velas Restaurant
the Lobby area and Christine's Disco. In
addition, we are doing a "refresh" to
the rooms with new linens and curtains.
The renovation project should be
completed by the start of the "sun"
season in December. Here is the updated
for the property.
Honua Kai Resort &
Spa - Spa!
It's in our
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Spa has a great spa right on property -Ho'ola
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amazing treatments, including those in the
exclusive Himalayan Salt room.
remember that while the CAD is at an 11
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Kai), can reduce the number of daily
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