Author: Don Herman

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Grandview Las Vegas

Mapleton Education Foundation Auction Offering! New Year’s Week, 2021 December 26, 2021 – January 2, 2022 Looking for a Las Vegas getaway for the whole family? Check out the Grandview Las Vegas! Spacious accommodations with full kitchen, large pools and just minutes from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip! Make the Grandview Las Vegas your desert oasis this year! At the south end of the Strip, the Grandview is perfectly located to be near the party, but not in the party. A short trip north and you’re in the middle of it all – the world’s largest, glitziest casinos, top-notch entertainment,...

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Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta – Experience the Sublime

Experience the Sublime at Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta If you’re considering a trip to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, the first thing you’ll probably think about is “Where Do I Want to Stay?”  And there are hundreds of options.  The decision is difficult because that’s the wrong first question.  Your first question should be, “What Type of Experience Do I Want In Mexico?” Where you stay will determine much about the type of experience you have in Mexico (and anywhere, really).  So give some thought first to what it is you want to do when you’re there.  Are you looking for adventure? ...

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Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta – Confirmed Weeks Available Now!

Enjoy a week’s stay at Vidanta’s flagship Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta in a beautiful, 2 bedroom Grand Luxxe Villa! Two confirmed weeks available now: March 19, 2022 – March 26, 2022 RENTED March 26, 2022 – April 2, 2022 RENTED These weeks are reserved and available with confirmation. Enjoy a week at the Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta for an unforgettable vacation experience. This beautiful unit features two bedrooms with king-size beds, two and a half bathrooms with two Jacuzzi tubs, a terrace with a plunge pool, a separate private deck, a gourmet kitchen, two living areas with sofas, and four TVs....

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Mexican Currency Exchange – Should I Get Pesos Before Traveling to Mexico?

One of the most common questions we’re asked when sending clients to our sunny southern neighbors is Should I get pesos before traveling to Mexico?  And if the answer were simple, it probably wouldn’t be asked so often. The answer is, “It depends.” In this article, I’ll go through some of the ins and outs of Mexican currency exchange to help you decide what’s best for you. First – What kind of trip are you taking? If you’re going for a week, and your destination is an all-inclusive resort where you plan on parking your behind on a lounge chair all day, sipping those...

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Vidanta Ambassador Program – Free Voucher!

We’ve been Vidanta members for over ten years now.  Through our ownership, we’ve had some truly unforgettable experiences: Gazing out over the Bay of Banderas, seeing whales breaching the surface to land back with a crash of spray, catching red snapper right and left out of a little fishing boat, diving in the crystal waters off the coast of the Riviera Maya, helping baby turtles escape their predators in their first flight to the sea, visiting amazing pre-historic ruins and hearing the stories of the ancient peoples of Mexico. Because we are long-time owners, we are part of the Vida...

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Vidanta Grand Mayan – A Celebration of Vacation

The Grand Mayan is the perfect vacation destination for you and your family. With five locations scattered across Mexico, you can be free to design the vacation of your dreams. Flexibility is what sets the Grand Mayan apart from other resorts, and even other accommodations within Vidanta. You can choose a Grand Mayan in any of the following locations: Nuevo Vallarta (just minutes north of Puerto Vallarta) Riviera Maya (along the beautiful Caribbean coastline of Quintana Roo, south of Cancun) Los Cabos (in San Jose del Cabo – a quieter, quainter location than the rowdy Cabo San Lucas) Acapulco (on...

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Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta – Your Best Family Vacation Destination

The Grand Luxxe is Your Best Family Vacation Destination Having traveled all over the world, to hotels, on cruises, city condominiums and exotic resorts, Dwaine and I agree that the Grand Luxxe is simply the best family vacation destination. Whether you’re staying in Nuevo Vallarta just outside of Puerto Vallarta on the magnificent Banderas Bay, or in the Riviera Maya, with it’s calm turquoise-blue Caribbean water, the Grand Luxxe provides everything you want in a perfect family vacation. Removing the Hassle of Family Travel: Step One, Find the Right Space Traveling with family, while rewarding, comes with a big bundle...

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Traveling to Mexico in the Age of COVID-19

We often have friends who ask, “Are you still traveling these days?” The answer is “Yes” and “No.” Yes we are still traveling. We just returned from a trip to Palm Springs to visit friends there. I traveled to Georgia to help a friend who’d had surgery. And in November, we will make our annual pilgrimage to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. But No, we aren’t traveling as much, or in exactly the same way. We’re much more careful when moving through crowded areas, such as airports. We think about the type of experience we want to have and match it up...

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The Artists of Puerto Vallarta – Galeria Serendipity

Shopping for treasures in Puerto Vallarta is always a highlight of our trip each year, and one of our favorite destinations is Serendipity Boutique on Calle Ignacio Vallarta (see map). This little shop carries only the best of the best items from Mexican folk artists. The owner, Enrique Ojeda, is very friendly, and extremely knowledgeable about every item in his shop. I spent part of an afternoon there and he graciously shared his expertise on a number of beautiful craft items I found. Enrique is scrupulous about carrying only authentic, Mexican-made crafts in his shop. “The other stuff you can...

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Golf Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta – A First-Hand Review

There are many, many activities to choose from when you are a guest at Vidanta, Nuevo Vallarta. The huge resort features world-class pools, sandy beaches, and numerous children’s activities. But the resort is ideal for the golf enthusiast.  On the grounds, there are two 18-hole courses and a ten-hole, par three course that is lighted at night!  Here’s what to expect when you golf at Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta. A First-Hand Review If you decide to play, the following suggestions will hopefully help you better enjoy your Vidanta golf experience: On a recent stay at Vidanta, my wife and I played...