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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...

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Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta – A Day of (Permissable) Decadence!

A review of Vidanta from our friend, Alex, a first-time visitor to the Nuevo Vallarta resort. We invited him and his family to come for a visit while they were in town this past November. Just worked it out with the concierge – they got wrist bands and a charge account, just like any other guest. Here’s his observations Luxury. Calm. Carefree. Metaphysically decadent. I played that game where I challenged myself to – without thinking – write the first three words that came to my mind as I reflected on spending time at the Grand Luxxe resort in Nueva...

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Vidanta Ambassador Program – Free Voucher Opportunity!

Vidanta Ambassador Program 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...

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Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta – Confirmed Weeks Available Now!

Enjoy a week’s stay at Vidanta’s flagship Grand Luxxe resort in Nuevo Vallarta in a beautiful, 2 bedroom Grand Luxxe Villa! Two confirmed weeks available now: January 2 – January 9, 2021; (RENTED) January 30 – February 6, 2021 These weeks are reserved and available with confirmation. This beautiful unit features two bedrooms with two 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 sleeper sofas, and four TVs. The 3000 square foot unit will accommodate 8, with a sleeper sofa in...

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What to Pack for that Warm Weather Vacation!

Packing for your vacation is usually one of the last things you work on before your trip, which makes it very easy to forget things.  In that last-minute rush, with all the other considerations on your mind, you can leave your pills on the counter or your must-have pair of shoes under the bed.  This Packing List for Vacation can help you run through everything a few times before that final Zip-Up-the-Bag moment. Different vacations call for different lists.  Dwaine and I have traveled all over the world, on tours, cruises, resort stays and independent trips, so we’ve been able...

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Should You Buy Travel Insurance?

I Should Have Bought the Trip Protection Insurance! You’ve saved for months or years for that fantastic cruise or resort stay.  You’re packed and ready to go – and then disaster strikes.  A close relative becomes ill.  You fall and injure yourself.  Or you’re already on the road and the plane has a mechanical problem, causing you to miss a day or two of your trip.  Your luggage winds up in Toledo, Ohio and you’re in Toledo, Spain.  Or – worst of all – you need medical attention while on your trip and your own health insurance won’t cover you....

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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...

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Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta – Spa Tower 3 Bedroom

Sorry, this unit is RENTED! Please check our other offers. Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta 3 Bedroom Spa Tower available for the high-season week of January 3 – 10, 2020.  If you’re looking for an unforgettable family vacation, check out Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta and this beautiful Spa Tower 3 Bedroom Unit. Located on the grounds of Vidanta’s flagship Nuevo Vallarta resort, the Spa Tower offers tons of space for your family.  This 3,000 sq ft unit sports three bedrooms, two with king-size beds and one with two double-size beds, three bathrooms with two Jacuzzi tubs, a private terrace with a...

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Grand Luxxe Luxury in a One Bedroom Unit

RENTED.  – One Bedroom Grand Luxxe Unit in Nuevo Vallarta over New Year’s Week December 28, 2019 – January 4, 2020. Imagine spending this New Year’s Eve in the most exclusive resort in Mexico – the Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta.  Warm sun, huge beach, pools, gourmet restaurants, golf, spa, and gorgeous surroundings will make the start of 2020 simply unforgettable. We have it booked and waiting for you – and at a great price! A one-bedroom unit at the Grand Luxxe is known as a “Suite”.  It consists of the main living/dining/kitchen area, plus the master bedroom with full bath:...