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Archive for April, 2011

A Superior Eco-Friendly 5 Star Resort!

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          It takes a lot to make it to the top of my list of resorts, especially when I have not yet even visited it.  Recently, while taking a class on the Yucatan Peninsula, I discovered Hacienda Tres Rios and couldn’t wait to share it with you.  It is one of a kind.  I can’t wait to go there!

           Hacienda Tres Rios, a FIVE STAR resort, was BORN GREEN.  From its concept, being responsible to preserve and even contribute to the reestablishment of almost extinct native plants has been the mission of this incredible resort.  Guests of the Hacienda have exclusive admittance to the 150 acre nature park and a tour of the botanical gardens and nursery.  The resort has won the “Green Globe” award and awards from the Rainforest Alliance. 

 “Tres Ríos Nature Park in Playa del Carmen is an inspiring example of the Caribbean’s tropical plants and animals, including rainforests, mangroves, cenotes, exotic birds, tropical fish, and other wildlife, and is one of the few remaining natural habitats protecting threatened plants and endangered animals. In a once flourishing region now threatened by deforestation from natural disasters, human encroachment, property development, and subsequent pollution, nature conservation is Tres Ríos’ mission.”  Tres Rios

Not only that, it is a beautiful, spa pampering, gourmet, “now-this-is luxury” resort hotel. You can have a fabulous vacation, sensational wedding, beyond wonderful honeymoon in a romantic, fantastic garden of nature, while contributing to the health of our planet.

Check out their website at www.haciendatresrios.com .      Then call me to book your reservations so I can be sure you receive all the specials offered through my contacts.  

Happy Spring,

Anne

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An airlines for pets!!

Just discovered this airlines and had to share it with you!  They fly only pets in the cabin with first class treatment.  You go on a different airline and meet your pet there.  What a great idea!

Here is their story in their own words but be sure to check out their website at www.petairways.com .  Pass the word along to your friends who want to take a pet along or send it somewhere.  Below are the cities to which Pet Airways flies. 

 
 
 
   

Our Story

 
 
We always knew Zoe, our Jack Russell Terrier, was smart, but it wasn’t until a couple years ago that we realized she’s also a brilliant entrepreneur. After all, it was Zoe who gave us the idea for Pet Airways.
 
With Zoe as part of our family, planning vacations was always a little more complicated. Visiting out-of-state friends or relatives required sophisticated logistics. Weekend getaways always had to be close to home.
 
It wasn’t Zoe’s fault of course. It was the airlines’. There was simply no safe way for Zoe to comfortably fly with us. She’s not a big dog. Just a little one. But a little too big to fit under the seat.
 
Of course, there’s one thing Zoe is certainly not, and that’s cargo. As we’re fond of telling our neighbor Janet, her boxer Samson isn’t Samsonite, and she agreed. In fact, we met lots of neighbors, friends and even complete strangers who felt exactly the same way.
 
So we got to thinking. Maybe Zoe was trying to tell us something. Maybe there was a travel solution that would suit her perfectly, and everyone else out there too. Instead of trying to convince the human airlines to treat pets better, why not start up an airline just for pets? And Pet Airways was born.
 
Whenever we tell people about Pet Airways, the response is so overwhelmingly positive, we’re still amazed we were the first to make it happen.
 
You see, on Pet Airways, your pets aren’t packages, they’re Pawsengers.™ And every step of the journey, we’ll take care of them as if they were our own. While Zoe passed on in June 2010, she will forever be the wind beneath our wings. Now from heaven, she’ll have the best view of all our flying Pawsengers.™
 
Bone voyage!
 
Dan and Alysa

 

Currently, Pet Airways flies to:
New York (NJ,CT & Philadelphia)
Washington DC/Baltimore Area
Chicago
Omaha
Denver
Phoenix
Los Angeles
Ft. Lauderdale
Atlanta