Monday, March 4, 2013

Strange News!

I'm sorry for this odd request because it might get to you too urgent but it's because of the situation of things right now.

I'm with family on holiday in Manila,Philippines I know I didn't mention anything about it to you but we are in trouble, we were mugged last night in an alley by a gang of thugs on our way back from shopping, one of them had a knife poking my neck for almost two minutes and everything we had on us including my cell phone, credit cards were all stolen, quite honestly it was beyond a dreadful experience for us but looking on the bright side we weren't seriously hurt or injured and we are still alive so that is whats important. I've reported to the cops here and canceled all our cards, it appeared I had acted quickly enough or they almost would have succeeded in cleaning out my bank account. I'm really having some difficulties clearing our hotel bills and also need to pick up a voucher ticket at the counter for us to catch a flight back home as soon as possible.

All we need right now is $1,450 but anything you can spare pending when we get things straighten out will be appreciated. You can get it across via western union, check for a local WU outlet that is close to you and use my below details to complete the transfer:

Here's the details:
Name: Cynthia VanBiene
Location: Manila, Philippines
Amount: $1,450

Let me know as soon as you are heading out to the western union outlet. You will have to get back to us with the WU confirmation number once you have it done for us. So glad you could help, we owe you one!


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Dream big - It's your Vacation

There are two ways to go on vacation: plan it or be spontaneous. May people plan their vacation because they have some control what will happen on their vacation. But actually spontaneous vacations can be just as fun if not better.  Every vacation has some planning, like are you going to take the car or fly or  go by train? But once the transportation has been decided, everything else can be simple not complicated. Unless you go somewhere and there are no accommodations because of the festival or conference in town, then you could be in trouble because you were being spontaneous.
So, sometimes, planning ahead for your dream vacation is a good thing. Or why not be a planner to get the vacation details straight then be spontaneous once you arrive to your destination? There are many places to see, just figure out what kind vacation you, want and go for it!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Shopping Spree

Mexico, especially small villages or towns ave the best shopping because you can always haggle the prices. There are usually ma and pa shops, local shops, street fairs and markets. The more commercialized the  shop looks, the less chance of making a deal. Haggling the shop clerk is a delicate process. The shop clerks expect a bit of bargaining, but they will always give you a steep price at the beginning especially if they know you are American. Mexicans have the stereotype that you are rich because you are Americans or white. Who would not believe that, you are vacationing in their little town, right? It's a good assumption.
So, you need to make it an art to start the haggling process. Make sure it's something you really want to buy, then offer a price dramatically low. You will most likely not get it at the price you offered, they will work on getting you to  a higher price but lower then their original offer. Hopefully, after a few back forth bantering, you both will come to a price you agree on. Maybe it will be higher then you wanted to pay but considerably lower then the first price offered by the clerk.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Vacation Rental Agreement

Always very important to read the whole contract or rental agreement. There might be clauses in there you might not want or need to negotiate. Some contracts will not allow negotiations. By reading the compete contract this allows time for discussions. Maybe you would like to add something. There is always room for for negotiations. And if they do not allow negotiating then walk away. The customer should be top priority for any business especially vacation rentals. If they don't work  with you to make your dream vacation, walk away, it's not worth the struggle. If they are not flexible, then most likely they are not worth your time or money. Always get what you want, its your vacation, it should be perfect.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Love is in the Air

Can you feel the romance? Walking along the beach hand in hand. Hearing the waves crash on the surf. Feel the grainy, yet soft sand in between your toes. Hearing your lover murmur sweet nothings in your ear. This is romance. Every vacation should fell like this.

So, where you stay on you honeymoon, romantic getaway, or anniversary, should be comfortable and perfect. Many rentals or even hotels can be just that perfect but having your own space is the best.  How about a little bunglow or cottage sitting by the ocean with a private beach? Or a condo on the top floor giving a view that you can see for miles of sea and mountains? These are ideal spots on your special vacation.

Every vacation should feel like a romanatic getaway when you are with your better half. You work hard to to play and enjoy your time away from the hustle and bustle of life at home or work. So, take the time to look for your perfect haven.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Perks of Owning a Vacation Home

The pros and cons when owning vacation rentals, The advantages of owning vacation rentals is amazing profit when it's peak and in season to visit Mexico.  Mexico is in season most of the year. The biggest or peak time to rent vacation homes is the winter months especially Christmastime, Spring Break and summer time. You most likely always rent out your vacation home.

Of course there are other factors in a successful renting of a vacation home. Cleanliness, great amenities and close to necessities. Close to necessties are like near town, like markets and restaurants or a vaction rental being near the beach. The closer the vacation rental is near to all these amenities like the market or beach, then the vacation rental will be a hit.

Owning a vacation rental has and will always be a good investment. It's running a business, as long as it's in an ideal location, it will most likely always bring in the money. So, keeping it updated. Offering WiFi or the latest technology, ready available electronics, everything readily available to keep a home working and acessible to all guests. That's good buisness.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Fun Things

There are many fun things to do in San Felipe Baja. How about going fishing? San Felipe is known for the best kind of fishing; every season has different fish to catch. Or how about different fun events or festivals to enjoy. They have an annual Shrimp festival. San Felipe is nationwide known for the best blue shrimp. They have a weekend celebration for the season of shrimp.
San Felipe may be a small fisherman town, but they know how to party. Christmastime they have parades and caroling. Or today through Monday San Felipe is celebrating Carnaval 2013. The theme of the Carnaval is "Magic". There will be dancing, music, magic shows, food, and fun!
So, come and celebrate San Felipe, during one of their weekend events or just come and have fun at the many attractions they have to offer.