Today (May 1st) is Travel Agent Day!!! Did you
If I understand it correctly, Travel Agent Day
means if you go outside and see your shadow
we've got another 6 weeks of winter. OMG that's
not good. Hmmm...maybe I got that wrong. Google
Seriously, thank you for all the hard work you
do. Being a travel agent is a tough job and we
really appreciate it. Love ya, mean it!!!
As a special treat for Travel Agent Day I'm
going to share an amazing healthy recipe with
Last month I was mentioning in the newsletter
that I've been trying to get in shape and I've
been working out and eating healthier. Well, my
sister (Laurel) gave me a super heathy recipe
for chocolate brownies and they are soooo good.
Don't let the ingredients scare you...they are
so delicious and they are packed with
power-foods. Try them and let me know what you
The Marsh Muffin-Top Recipe
1-19 oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 cup of coconut oil |
1/2 cup honey |
tablespoon vanilla extract |
1/3 cup, sifted cocoa |
teaspoon baking powder |
1/2 teaspoon baking soda |
1/2 cup hemp hearts |
Place all the ingredients in a blender or food
processor and blend until it is all liquid with
no lumps. Pour into cake pan or cup cake papers
in a muffin tin.
in a preheated 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes
or until a toothpick inserted in the center
comes out clean. (In my oven it took a full 35
minutes, so make sure to test your brownie).
Cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pan, and cool
completely. Cover and refrigerate over night.
In my opinion this tastes best cold straight out
of the fridge. This cake is suitable for gluten
free, lactose intolerant diets.
Freddie Marsh, CTC
FMTM - Freddie Marsh Travel Marketing
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FMTM is an acronym for
Freddie Marsh Travel Marketing. We are a
Vancouver-area based company providing high
quality travel industry sales representation
in Canada since 2008.
Freddie Marsh, CTC
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Acacia Holidays - The
Place to go for Africa
Acacia Holidays has been around for many years, but they
have had a fairly low-profile in Canada. Well, now that
has changed. FMTM has been representing
in Canada since January and our job is to get the word out
to Canadian agents that Acacia Holidays is THE place to go
been asking agents to include Acacia Holidays on all of
their Africa quotes and so far the feedback has been
common comment we are receiving is about how incredibly
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congratulations goes out to Shelagh de Sousa from
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Honua Kai Resort & Spa
Back in October we were over on Maui and we visited
Honua Kai Resort & Spa
because of course one of
the best ways to effectively promote and sell a
product is to experience it for yourself.
Let's just say it is incredible!!
If you haven't had a chance to see Honua Kai Resort &
Spa for yourself first-hand, hopefully this short
5-minute video will help give you an idea of this
You will see it's not a professional video, but
hopefully you will find it useful to help you become
better familiar with the top-rated condo-style resort
located right on North Kaanapali Beach.
Honua Kai Resort & Spa can be booked with your
favourite Canadian tour operator such as; WestJet
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Hilton Puerto Vallarta &
Krystal Vallarta - Best Beach
of the most frequent questions we get about any of the
properities we represent is "How is the Beach?" Well, Dave
was just down in Puerto Vallarta last month visiting the
new Hilton and Krystal Vallarta. He is happy to say that
these properties share one of the best beaches in Puerto
as PVR is on the west coast, the beach is the perfect
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month's photo shows a typical living room at what propety?
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