Lately, I've been enjoying
exploring my ancestry, and
specifically finding out the
results of a DNA Test. My
partner gave me an Ancestry.com
DNA test a few years ago. I got
the results of the DNA test
right before we got on a Baltic
I found out that I was 19%
Scandinavian and 2%
Finnish/western Russian, and we
were on our way to Russia,
Finland, Sweden, Denmark and
Norway. I knew I was mostly
English and Irish, but never new
about these and other components
of my ancestry.
St Catherine's Palace, St
If you haven't done it yet, I
encourage you to do a DNA test,
if even just for fun. There as
so many options (Ancestry.com
, and more). It
brings a whole new dimension to
your travels, and some of them
even add some useful genetic
health markers. I think I'm
going to try
next, just to
compare results. (None of them
are prefect, and they each use
different reference databases.)
Have fun traveling, and exploring your ancient home lands!
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RESORT & SPA (Maui)
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
Friday, April 27, 11 am PT, 2 pm ET
HILTON PUERTO VALLARTA & the NEW
KRYSTAL GRAND NUEVO VALLARTA
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 also cover the highlights of the NEW Krystal Grand Nuevo
KRYSTAL GRAND PUNTA CANCUN & KRYSTAL CANCUN properties
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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!).
We will also cover the highlights of the
NEW Krystal Grand Nuevo Vallarta property.
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FROM LAST MONTH
Congratulations to Adelle Ratcliffe-Smith of
TravelMasters in Saskatoon, SK for
winning last month's Photo Contest and gift
We are excited to announce
that Honua Kai Resort & Spa
will break ground on 72 luxury
townhomes on the grassy area
behind the two buildings. The
construction started last
month, and is scheduled to be
completed sometime in 2020.
When completed, we will have
additional 3 bedroom villas
The hours of development will
be from Monday through
Saturday from 9am -5pm. Light
work only (no noise) will be
deliberately maintained from
8am-9am. During this time the
remainder of the resort,
pools, restaurants and all its
amenities will still be
available for guest enjoyment.
Note that the construction
will only significantly affect
our mountain and some of our
resort view suites. Look for
construction view rates in
your favourite tour operator.
This may be the perfect time
to quote construction rates to
guests who would not normally
have the budget to stay at
Honua Kai. (Note that our
Partial-Ocean and OV suites
will not be significantly
affected by the construction.)
You can find more information
about the development
We have an ongoing
booking one of our Royal
Don't forget to remind your Honua
Kai clients to use the
to share their Honua Kai memories.
Vallarta - New Hacienda section!
The new Hacienda section of the
Hilton Puerto Vallarta is opening
this month. The Mexican style
section of the Hilton features
garden view, pool view and
swim-out rooms. Of course, guests
will have full access to the
Hilton Puerto Vallarta with it's
restaurants, beautiful beach and
adults-only roof-top lounge (O'West).
The new restaurants at the
Hacienda add to the eating choices
offered to all Hilton guests.
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