August 2015 Newsletter


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Dear Dave,

We all have a bucket list of things we want/need to see during our leisure time, whether it is written down or not.  I keep my list of countries, national parks and world heritage sites to visit in a handy spreadsheet.  I'm determined to check off a few each year.  While we all love a great sun vacation, many of us enjoy exploring our own amazing sites here in Canada and across the US. 


In the last month, I was fortunate enough to check two things off my bucket list.  I visited Four Corners in the US South-west.  It is the only place where you can touch 4 US states (AZ, NM, UT, CO) at one time. Pretty cool.  

Then I visited Arches National Park in southern Utah.  It was breathtaking - in altitude, hikes as well as the unique rock formations.  A highlight was hiking up to see Delicate Arch.  Delecate Arch is iconic and is featured on the Utah car license plates.  It is also on the new Arches National Park US quarter.  The arch was 3 miles up an exposed mountain in the hot sun.  I did it my last morning there, before driving almost 1000 km to my next destination, but it was SO worth it!


Of course nothing I visited in the southwest US had a great beach or a great all inclusive resort.  So, here are a list of a few bucket list things that I've checked off at our resorts.



Dave Emery

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"Wish not so much to live long as to live well." Benjamin Franklin 

HiltonHilton Puerto Vallarta - Rooftop lounge

Hilton PVR lounge

I know I've mentioned my favourite place at the Hilton is the O'West Lounge.  It is a beautiful rooftop lounge featuring an infinity pool, views of the Bay of Banderas and down the beach to downtown Puerto Vallarta.  There is an open bar and a sushi chef.  This spot is open to all adult guests, but is the perfect spot for a wedding or private function.

Upcoming Online Training
Find links to sign up for any of these online training sessions HERE. All online training will be only 30 minutes.

Learn more about one of Puerto Vallarta's newest all-inclusive properties - the Hilton Puerto Valalrta. We will also include information on the Krystal properties in Puerto Vallarta, Ixtapa and Acapulco.
We will provide an overview of the new Krystal Grand Punta Cancun and the Krystal Cancun properties. Both are located in a great location at the top of the "7" in Cancun, on one of the best beaches in Cancun. They are just steps away from shopping malls, restaurants, cultural attractions and the nightclub area (Coco Bongo's and more!).

Honua Kai is one of the top-rated luxury condo resorts in Maui, featuring spacious studio, one, two and three bedroom suites. The property is located on the world-famous Kaanapali North Beach. Each suite includes a fully equipped high-end kitchen, in-suite washer & dryer, a bathroom for each bedroom and more.
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In this issue
bullet El Cid Resorts - Coconut shrimp at sunset 
bullet Krystal Resorts - View from the Krystal Grand Punta Cancun
bullet Honua Kai Resort & Spa - Snorkeling and sunrises at Haleakala
bullet Hilton Puerto Vallarta - Rooftop lounge
bullet Social Media Expert - Attract more Boomer clients
bullet Upcoming Online Training
bullet Photo Contest
ElCidEl Cid Resorts - Coconut shrimp at La Concha Restaurant

Eating great coconut shrimp overlooking the beach at sunset at El Cid's La Concha Restaurant was definitely an enjoyable experience.  

After all, Mazatlan is the "Shrimp Capital of the World!" 

Krystal Grand Punta Cancun - The view!

My view of the beautiful Cancun beach from the Krystal Grand Punta Cancun recently was worth the trip.  All rooms have an ocean/view as the property is on a great location at the top of the "7" in Cancun.  Then there is the rocking nightlife and great shopping just steps from the KGPC!


Honua Kai - Snorkeling & Sunrise at Haleakala National Park

My Honua Kai bucket list items included snorkeling in Maui.  Luckily Honua Kai has one of the best snorkeling reefs right off their beach in north Kaanapali.

 I also wanted to see sunrise at Haeakala. Haleakala is the volcanic peak and a National Park on Maui.  As I didn't want to drive up the switchback roads in the dark (to over 10,000 feet), I worked with the Honua Kai concierge to arrange for an excursion. The van picked me up at 2:30 am for my amazing adventure!

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Photo Contest

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Congratulations to Gayle Vickerson, Rainbow Country Travel, Chilliwack, BC for winning last month's Photo Contest and gift certificate.
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