Saturday, June 13, 2009

Do's and Don'ts On A Cruise

Below are some Do's and Don't on a Cruise!

Have a Passport if required!
Bring ID with you when you leave the boat
Bring travelers' checks
Make use of the ship vault for valuables
Bring standard medicines for headache or stomachache
Leave your PJs out if you're hanging out most of the night!
Get the anti-nausea patch or take Dramamine BEFORE boarding
Get up for breakfast...there's plenty of time for sleep and relaxing in the afternoon and pre-dinner
Buy the shipboard photo (good keepsake)

Venture too far from the boat unless you're on a tour

Forget to pack dress-up clothes unless you know your ship allows jeans/shorts in the dining areas

Bring back booze - it's a pain to carry as a carry-on (to keep from breaking)

What are some Do's & Don't you would like to add? Please feel free to leave a comment!

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Sunday, April 5, 2009

Travel Getaways

The weather is getting nicer and this can only mean one thing – it's time to dust off those clubs and play some golf! There aren’t many places you can go for an amazing golf vacation than Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head Island, SC. These two places seem as if they were created specifically for amazing golf courses!

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is a golfer’s dream come true! There are 9, count them 9 “Prime Time Signature” courses. There’s Kings North, Long Bay, Waterway Hills, Aberdeen Country Club, Litchfield Country Club, River Club, Willbrook Plantation and the Southcreek and West courses at Myrtle Beach National. You can stay a week, play one a day and still have missed two. The toughest part of your vacation will be deciding which course to try next!

For those who don’t play golf, there are great things to do in Myrtle Beach for the whole family. First off, the beautiful beaches here are pristine with plenty of things for the kids to see and do. Let the kids play as you relax on the beach in front of the beautiful ocean waves. Speaking of the ocean - the deep-sea fishing off the coast is full of excitement and makes for an exciting adventure everyone is sure to love!

Once the sun goes down, Myrtle Beach comes to life in a whole different way. Featuring shows for the whole family, great local bands playing live every night and dance clubs where you’ll dance till you can’t move anymore. Myrtle Beach really does have something for everyone!
Not to be outdone, Hilton Head, SC has more golf courses that you can shake a club at! Check out the Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head National, Island West Golf, Rose Hill Golf Course and The Heritage Collection of Courses – which features six more world-class courses. It’s as if Hilton Head Island was made for golf and nothing else.

But wait! There’s more to Hilton Head than amazing golf courses everywhere you turn. This island is home to over 250 restaurants, grills, pubs and other eateries. Don’t let all the courses distract you from the culinary delights sprinkled all over this beautiful island or you’ve missed something truly special.

Since Hilton Head is an island, there are beaches all around you. What’s the point of going to an island if you aren’t going to spend some time at the beach? No matter which way you head, keep going and you’ll see the beauty and grandeur of the beaches of Hilton Head Island.

Don’t forget to bring your sea legs with you when you head to Hilton Head Island. The fishing and water sports here are activities you don’t want to miss. Deep-sea fishing, motor boating, swimming, surfing and water skiing are only a few of the adventures awaiting you on Hilton Head Island.

Have you been to South Carolina? Where was the last place you visited?

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

El Cinco De Mayo!

El Cinco De Mayo! If you are planning a trip to Mexico or if you just don’t want to miss this party, we have some great packages to get you there on the cheap! Mexico is a glorious destination packed with beautiful vistas, entertaining places and some of the nicest people you’ll meet anywhere in the world.

Cancun, Mexico is as perfect as you can get for a quick getaway from the stress and rush of day-to-day life. While the stunning blue lagoons with their tequila bars are more than enough reason to spend some time here, you can’t miss the local late night scene that is alive and kicking constantly.

Getting around in Cancun is made easy with their superb bus service, which can take you from those idyllic beaches to a thriving market community. Once there, you won't need to worry about getting hungry with all the local eateries covering the landscape. You can also check out some of the outstanding outdoor markets selling an incredible array of handmade wares.

One place you don’t want to miss is Xcaret - it’s amazing! During the day, it’s a fun filled water park where you can swim with dolphins or go snorkeling in a crystal clear underground river. At night, Xcaret features dinner with a show filled with Mexican music and dance featuring a fiery version of hockey that makes standard hockey seem calm and relaxing.

Mayan Rivers
The ancient Mayan civilization may be gone, but the people left behind unbelievable architecture in the form of the Mayan Pyramids. If you want a more laid back Mexican experience, there’s no better place than here. South of Cancun to Tulum, there’s a stretch of beach so pristine and beautiful the relaxation will take over your mind and body much like the waves of the ocean.
The beaches here received an extra boost of sand from Hurricane Wilma, which means there’s just more to love about this destination. Compared to Cancun, the Riviera Maya is very laid back and quiet. The hotels in this area are spread further apart and meant to be a destination of their own without the need of other locations.

If you never leave the hotel while you are here, you’ll still get everything you could imagine from a visit to the Riviera Maya. We suggest you pry yourself away from the tequila long enough to visit some of the ruins in Tulum to see something truly breathtaking. The vistas from this area are postcard perfect and the beaches are relaxing with crystal clear water in reach.

If you are planning to head to Mexico around late April or in May, you would be crazy to miss the el Cinco de Mayo celebrations. It’s as if the country comes to a halt to throw one of the most incredible parties you’ll find anywhere in the world! The 5th of May marks the date when Mexico was finally free of their foreign occupiers. This is a party you do not want to miss! Book your trip to Cancun or the Riviera Maya today!

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Last Minute Trip Deals

If you are looking to get away for a little while without spending a great deal of money, here are some great places to visit. All of these places have a serious charm all their own and there is truly something for everyone.

Bangor, Maine
If you are a fan of Stephen King, you’ll want to check out the town where he came from. Bangor, Maine is a quaint, 19th century town featuring more than just snow and the home of one of the scariest writers of our time. You can wander down to the birthplace of Paul Bunyan and create an adventure all your own on of the 140 wooded islands in the Penobscot River.

This quiet town is full of history, antique shops, cafés and museums and it’s the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. If you are looking for somewhere you can slow down and relax, you won’t find a better place to do it then Bangor, Maine. Sit down, have a cup of coffee at a café and breathe in the easygoing lifestyle for a bit.

Sarasota, Florida
If you seek a little more action out of your quick getaway, Sarasota, Florida is a great place to consider. This place is a sophisticated home for the arts and a haven for those who love the beach and all that entails. Sarasota has some of the finest sandy beaches in the world and most are only a hop from the Florida Key Islands where adventure waits at every stop.
If you want to do a little fun historical sight seeing, you can check out the Ringling Museums, which include the Italian mansion of John Ringling himself of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus. Sarasota has what you need whether it’s relaxing on a boat tour on the turquoise waters of the Bay of Sarasota or the excitement of their beautiful beaches.

Ottawa, Canada
Perhaps you feel like going a little further away from it all? Well, how does Ottawa, Canada sound? There is something fun to do here no matter the season – skating in the winter, boating in the summer and excitement all year around. You can take a ride down the Rideau Canal as it winds down past memorable city landmarks and the “beaver huts” which are riverside sources of their delicious beavertails.

You can also take a walk down to the ByWard Markets and sample some local flavors. There are plenty of local shops selling hand-crafted goodies you won’t want to miss. If you are in the mood for some enlightenment, the all-glass National Gallery of Canada has a breath taking view of the Ottawa River as well as an impressive collection of truly unique artwork. The people here are friendly and welcoming to visitors to their great city.

If you need to get away for a little bit and don’t want to blow your life savings doing it, there are plenty of great places just waiting for you! Where would you like to travel to?

Friday, March 27, 2009

Lifetime Sweepstakes

Who doesn’t love sweepstakes? No one, that’s who! Now you have a chance to win an all expense paid luxurious vacation for two at the Paradise Village in sunny Mexico! Mexico has been a destination favorite for millions throughout the years for its sunny beaches, fantastic margaritas and of course, the friendly and accommodating people.

Paradise Village is located in Riviera Nayarit, just north of Puerto Vallarta. USA Today has called the Riviera Nayarit area the new destination for travel in Mexico. Complete with beautiful sandy beaches, an upscale hotel and a world-class marina, you'll never want to return home! It’s as if your life melts away as you are swept up in all of the excitement Mexico has to offer.

What else will you find in the Riviera Nayarit area? Not only do you get the water and the beaches while staying in a luxury hotel, you’ll get so much more! You may not even have enough time to get it all in before your trip is over! There is so much going on in Riviera Nayarit and you’ll be sure to make memories that last a lifetime!

You could spend a whole day exploring the rich history and culture of the area with delicious authentic cuisine in all the hot spots to eat. Sample the art and history of the area with shows and live performances all over the city - not to mention the local shops and vendors. You are certain to appreciate experiencing these native performances.

Are you an avid golf lover? On the other hand, maybe what you really want is a relaxing day at a world-class spa? Well, you got both in Riviera Nayarit! The area has earned the reputation as being one of the world’s best destinations for golfing. If the spa and pampering are what you need, you are in some of the best hands anywhere in Riviera Nayarit -their specialty is making sure you leave relaxed and happy.

Perhaps you are a bit more adventurous and want some excitement on your trip? Riviera Nayarit has it all - deep-sea fishing, whale watching, snorkeling and sailing are but a few of the adventures awaiting you in this beautiful location. There are so many things you can do here, I can't possibly tell you about them all, but suffice to say, you won't have to worry about finding things to do while you visit.

Registering for the Trip of a Lifetime Sweepstakes won't take more than two minutes of your time to complete. So if you like to travel - and want to keep up to date on some great deals - this sweepstakes is a win-win situation.

The winner of this sweepstakes will win 4 days and 3 nights for two at the Paradise Village in beautiful Riviera Nayarit. The prize also includes round-trip air fair from any major city in the United States as well as some spending money for the trip. So what are you waiting for? Enter today for your chance to win!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Last Chance: Are You Going to Willie Crawford's Birthday Party?

Time is getting short, but you can still get tickets to attend Willie Crawford's Birthday Bash in Orlando, Florida. Willie is one of the biggest names in Internet Marketing and a whole ticket full of Internet Marketing greats are coming together to have a three-day party to help Willie Celebrate. If you've ever considered attending a live networking seminar, this is the one you've been waiting for!

Just take a look at this lineup:
  • Stephen Pierce- Stephen Pierce is known as a wealth creator. For many people, Stephen's name is synonymous with success. His teaching and training resonates with so many people because of his own background. Stephen has experienced homelessness and bankruptcy and has turned his own financial situation around to huge success in his own companies, programs, products and services. He now teaches those some processes and principles to others, teaching them how to turn things from distress to success.
  • Mark Hendricks - Mark Hendricks is globally known as an author, speaker, coach - a general business and marketing expert.
  • Lynn Terry- Lynn is a professional blogger and a Super-Affiliate. If you want to finally understand all the pieces that go into successful affiliate sales, you need to hear Lynn Terry speak!
  • David Preston - David is known as a "Legendary Consultant" by many of his students and peers in the online business world. David will show you how to break things down into a "stupidly simple" solution.
  • Ron Davies- Ron is a Word Press wiz who will teach you everything you need to know about blogging for profit.
  • Dr. Ron Capps- The Niche Prof- Ron is all about niche marketing and will show you how to use social media with what he calls an "Economy of Action." Learn how to utilize social media without using all of your time.
  • Shel Horowitz - Shel is an award-winning author who will speak on using ethics and expertise to build your business.
  • Rob Canyon - Rob is the #1 Traffic Conversion expert in North America for both online and offline business! You need to hear what Rob has to say!
  • Felicia Slatterly - Felicia is a powerhouse speaker who will talk about credibility in your business. Her infectious energy alone is worth the price of your ticket.
  • Kathleen Gage- Kathleen is the teleseminar expert and she is ready to share her systemized proven formula for success with teleseminars.
  • Kevin Johnson- "Mr. EBay," Kevin has been making nearly $4,000 a month while still holding a full-time job. Learn the tricks of profiting with eBay with only 10-15 hours of work each week.
  • Laura Fenamore- Laura's specialty is Body Image Mastery and she's the best. With praise from Jack Canfield, co-creator of "Chicken Soup for the Soul" you know she has something worth hearing. Learn to stop obsessing over your body and start learning to love yourself.
  • Sam Crowley - Sam shares his story of how he went from a stressed out overworked Fortune 100 executive to an incredible entrepreneurial journey where "Everyday is Saturday." If you're ready for some inspiration, Sam Crowley knows how to deliver it.

If you're ready to attend a networking event that can change your entire career, you need to attend Willie Crawford's Birthday Party, which includes a fun filled roast, the seminar and a party you won't soon forget.The tickets for this blowout are already extremely affordable at only $197 - with deeply discounted rooms at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Orlando, FL for only $109 a night. This is certain to be a value of at least 20 times what you pay- so book your reservation now to get your $25 credit to the hottest party and seminar going! You don't want to miss it!

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

Cruise to Your Honeymoon or Anniversary Dream Come True

Your wedding and the honeymoon after is one of the most important times in your entire life. Few other occasions are the cause of so much planning and anticipation. In fact, because the wedding day is so special, we take the time to celebrate it every year for the rest of the marriage. Deciding where to go on your honeymoon is exciting, but it can be a source of stress as well. Trying to find the perfect destination, yet one that works within your budget can cause stress for even the happiest of couples. For the perfect honeymoon idea (or a great way to celebrate your anniversary, Sharnese Travel comes to the rescue.

One great way to create a memorable honeymoon is by taking a romantic cruise. Not only do you get the fun and excitement of being on a small floating city, you can explore new and exciting ports all over the world. This type of honeymoon is bound to create a lifetime of amazing memories and experiences you’ll never forget.

There are so many built-in advantages to taking a cruise, including enjoying all the amazing sites -especially the ocean in all its beauty at sunrise and sunset (and every moment in between) while never having to move from place to place. You don’t have to be concerned with where when to eat - there’s always food on a cruise - and every night on a cruise liner is something new and different! You can see all sorts of shows and live entertainment - including some that rival the best of Broadway.

Aside from all the great amenities and things to do fore every passenger, cruise lines love having honeymooners on their trips. They’ll go out of their way to make sure your trip is especially memorable (which is exactly what your honeymoon should be!). In fact, cruising is also the perfect way to celebrate your anniversary as well!

Imagine setting sail on a cruise for an anniversary trip - what a great way to recapture the romance and adventure of your honeymoon all over again - reliving one of the greatest times of your life can be an adventure in itself!

Traveling on a cruise ship is an amazing way to vacation! Everything you could ever need all in one inclusive package. Your tastes may have changed some since you were first married but that only opens up a whole new set of sights, sounds and tastes to enjoy and savor on an anniversary cruise.

Just like a honeymoon, celebrating your anniversary on a cruise ship is a VIP event to the staff and crew of the ship. Cruise ships specialize in love and romance and the staff will go out of their way to make sure you receive just the right mix of special attention and romantic privacy.
Whether you are booking your honeymoon or re-capturing the romance for your anniversary, why not book a cruise today? Your own love boat is waiting!

Friday, March 6, 2009

How To Obtain A Passport Quickly!

Whenever you are traveling abroad there is a special list of things your will need. One of those, a very important one, is a passport. Not only is a passport needed to enter another country, but it is also an accepted form of identification all over the world. Most people go to their local post office to get their passport but there is a quicker and less expensive way to obtain one. We expect the passport card to be in full production beginning in July 2008. You will not be able to travel abroad without a passport once this goes into affect.

If you look at the prices you will have to pay for a passport from the Post Office, you see that regardless of what type of passport you need, there is a flat $25 acceptance fee. The rest of the charges all depend on whether it is a new passport, a renewal passport or if it’s a passport card, book or both.

The payments are also made to different places, meaning you have to write multiple checks. The acceptance fees are paid to the Post Office while the application fees are paid to the Department Of State. If you need the passport quickly, you'll be charged an additional $60 for expedited passport processing.

The alternative is to use Passport Visa Express through Through this service, you can easily send all the documents needed for your passport, from the comfort of your own home. This service is extremely helpful for people who need a passport quickly as it can expedite the process for you.

Once you have all the requested materials ready, you need to send it with overnight processing to ensure the process is not interrupted by mailing delays. With this online service, your fees start as low as $45 you can get you passport sent to you in time for your trip.

There are multiple packages available depending on the time of your trip and how urgently you need your passport. The multiple package offers are designed to get your passport to you, anywhere in the world, quickly and safely. The fees paid to the company are for the expedition of the passport process.

The USPS suggests you apply for your passport months and months prior to your scheduled departure date. This means the passport process takes a longer time to complete and there is nothing you can do but wait. What if you don’t have months and months of time?

This is where a passport expedition service can be exactly what you need. For as little as $45, they can push your application though quickly and get your passport to you in plenty of time for your scheduled trip. This service not only saves you time and energy but also saves you the stress of worrying if your passport will be ready when it's time to leave for your trip. Save yourself the hassle and expense of Post Office passports and visit today.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Here's Where To Go For Spring Break '09!

It’s that time of year again - time to start looking into exactly where you'll be spending your week of partying and fun while you take a Spring Break from classes. With a tight economy, you may worry you'll need to change your plans, but luckily, that is not the case. Consider these destinations for Spring Break '09.

Cancun, Mexico

Mention Spring Break and at the top of everyone's list is Cancun. Cancun is a great location for many reasons. Cancun boasts some of the most beautiful beaches and scenery in the world. When it comes to Spring Break, the whole place is one of the most amazing celebrations you'll ever get to enjoy. Mexico is a great place to travel- it's inexpensive, the food is amazing and the weather will delight every fiber of your being. From white sand beaches to amazing sunsets to waters so calm every bit of stress will melt from your mind., Cancun is the ultimate Spring Break destination- and for '09, an affordable destination as well.

Miami, Florida

The beaches, the people, the attractions and the parties in Miami during Spring Break keep people coming back in droves year after year. The nightlife in Miami is a large part of what makes this a fantastic destination for Spring Break for the young and the old. There is, literally, something for everyone and it’s always going on there no matter what you enjoy. Whether you're on Spring Break from college or just going along for the fun, Miami is the "at home" version of getting away.

The U.S. Beaches In Panama

Known for The Panama Canal, but remembered for its beaches, nightlife, volcanoes and overall beauty. Panama, with U.S. beaches is a prime destination for Spring Break. You can spend the day lounging on the beach or wandering through the lush, tropical rain forest. When the sun finally goes down, spend the night dancing to local music and losing yourself in their rich and very unique culture. Panama is a great Spring Break destination, close enough to home to fit your budge.

No matter the destination you choose, any of the ones mentioned here will provide an amazing and unforgettable Spring Break '09 experience for you and your friends and family. Just remember to take your suntan lotion and some cool shades.

Are your travel arrangements done for Spring Break '09? If so, where are you going? How Long? If not, where would you like to travel to?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Aisle 19 -Save Your Money!

Do you shop online? So do I! Well you are going to love what I have to share with you today. is an online savings site and it should be your portal for all your online shopping needs. Through this site, you can directly access some of your favorite online shopping sites and get money back just for signing up! Best of all- it's free!

Yes, I said free! There are no fees or contracts at all. With the economy the way it is, people are spending less and stores are now competing for your business more than ever. Aisle 19 brings all these stores to you, linked through their site and you automatically get a cash back refund on anything you buy.

Some of the stores are very well known like Best Buy or Blockbuster. There are also lesser-known stores who offer crazy cash back bonuses up to 20%! Aisle 19 covers all the costs- and you get to save all the money!

Through this service you can sign up to be notified when certain stores run specials and to remind you of upcoming events like birthdays, anniversaries and holidays. You can even customize Aisle 19 to show only those things that interest you and when you go to the website, you get deal listings for individual stores you choose or the types of stores you prefer.

We all buy things for various reasons; why not go about it in a way that will save you even more money? Aisle 19 has partnered up with these stores to bring you the absolute best deals you can find anywhere online. Many places even offer free shipping right to your door. These days, if you can buy something for less, you need to do it and this website does just that for you.

The registration process takes about 30 seconds and then you are in. Customizing takes only about 2 minutes more and then you are all set to get special deals on the main page as well as in your email.

When you click on a store name, you will see a small page that tells you how much your cash back percentage is and then you are redirected to the actual store's website. If you leave the site, be sure to go back in through the Aisle 19 website or your cash back deals won’t work.
To learn more about Aisle 19 and all it has to offer, please watch this video and then register for your account! You're going to love all the savings you find with Aisle 19!

Now go sign up and start saving every time you shop- you won’t regret it!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Valentine's Day is Right Around the Corner- And I Have a Deal For YOU!

It's that time of year again- Valentine's Day is right around the corner! I've got an extra special deal for you, too! Nothing says, "I love you" as beautifully as fresh flowers. I know, everyone says that, but it really is true! When your sweetie opens up that bouquet of fresh, gorgeous flowers and breathes in the scent, she'll know that you have the romantic side that makes her weak!

Here's the special part: When you order your sweetheart flowers you get much more than just a gorgeous bouquet of flowers! First, the flowers are fresh, fragrant and incredibly beautiful! You can choose from a variety of rose bouquets, carnations and other floral treats or you can pick from a choice of valentine gifts that come with adorable extras like stuffed teddy bears, cookies or heart-shaped boxes of all types and sizes and more.

In addition to finding the perfect floral arrangement, when you order your fresh flowers, Flora 2000 have an unprecedented 300% Guarantee on all flower deliveries! If you or your customer is not completely satisfied with your delivery Flora 2000 will:

Send a refund and
Send a replacement and
Send a coupon for 100% off your next order!

You just can’t beat that offer! You will either be completely pleased with your order or they will do everything they can to make sure you are satisfied 100%. How can you go wrong? How could you even consider ordering from anywhere but this Valentine’s Day? We have what you are looking for and so much more!

Our 300% Guarantee is not something we take lightly and neither are the flowers you entrust us to deliver to the one you love. This is a very important day to you, which makes it even more important to us!

Flora 2000 is dedicated to providing the most beautiful, aromatic and most amazing flower displays you’ll find anywhere.

Remember, Valentine’s Day is just a few days away now! The flowers you send have to be perfect, Flora 2000 promise that we can make that happen for you. Head over to and put your order in for the one you love today! If you aren't 100% impressed with their special floral gifts, you can trust in their unbelievable 300% Guarantee!

Happy Valentine' Day- to you from me!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Traveler's Profile

When you are booking travel arrangements online, it can be extremely frustrating having to enter all of your private information into a form repeatedly. Every time you search for a flight, hotel or car rental, you need to start at square one and type in all of your personal information. This can be time-consuming and FRUSTRATING. At, Sharnese Travel & Cruises we have a feature that eliminates all that hassle, making it easier than ever to plan your next trip- introducing The Traveler's Profile.

The Traveler's Profile allows you to create an individualized profile that is securely saved within the system. Each time you return to the site, your profile information is ready and waiting for you, eliminating the need to re-enter all of your personal data. This feature is an added convenience to
Sharnese Travel & Cruises!

The Traveler's Profile stores a wealth of information for you including:
· your name
· addresses and phone numbers
· your passport information
· frequent flyer information
· car rental program data
· hotel guest program information
· itineraries
· payment profiles
· emergency contact information

The convenience of having all this information stored in one place allows you to create your travel plans faster and easier than any other site on the web- and it will keep you coming back to
Sharnese Travel & Cruises for your travel needs.


You can make great use of your
Sharnese Travel & Cruises Traveler's Profile right now with this incredible vacation opportunity! YTB is offering a chance to win a free vacation for two in the Bahamas! Just by visiting Sharnese Travel & Cruises, you can enter to win the Abaco Resort Trip of a Lifetime Sweepstakes!

This sweepstakes is an incredible opportunity to win a trip for two to the Abaco Beach Resort and Boat Harbour in the Bahamas! It includes round-trip airfare from any major US city and extra spending money to spend however you like!

This dream getaway is 4 days and 3 nights of relaxation and fun in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world! You can spend your days soaking up the sun on white sand beaches and your nights painting the town red in this exotic resort area!

How do you feel about our exclusive Traveler's profile? Would you use it or does it matter? Have you been to Abaco Beach Resort? What did you like best? Have you ever won a vacation? Would you like to? Please write a comment or voice comment!

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ssshh! Here Are The Secrets For MLM

Did I got your attention? There ARE no secrets, so you can read another post. Or you can continue to read the techniques that I used to attract other Network Marketers in my business. I've been introduced to this Industry 18 years ago. I immediately understood that I wanted to be in business for myself with little overhead. I immediately understood that I can create Financial Freedom, through helping others join my business. At the time, I thought it was based on how many people I can put into my business, and how many products I could sell. Thank God for Mike Dilliard, Mark Yarnell, Tim Sales, Charlie Howe just to name a few that have shared their techniques, strategies, struggles, and success.

Wait! Do not Give up!
My friend, do find yourself thinking that there is a secret or puzzle to MLM? There are no secrets. You must be willing to out do everyone around you in giving. Here is why your upline tells you to keep going, do not give up. There are people that you must meet to get you to the next step or put you on the right path for your business. Such as, Mike Dilliard, your neighbor, your online buddy. Although not everyone is meant for you to add to your list. You must identify those that are serious about helping you and those who are just trying to simply make a Fast Start Bonus, commission off of signing you up for their business.

Here is what you thought was the secret!

To be successful in this industry, you need to build relationships, give away resources, help others with their wants and needs. Let me explain how you can be successful without spending money! I'll give you two of my latest scenarios.

One of my favorite Social sites is I am on the site for at least two hours throughout the day peaking interest, getting to know people and tweeting resources. Recently, I responded to someone who wanted to plan a Bloggers Cruise. Since Travel is my business I immediately jumped in to help. Today, that opportunity lead to a niche for my business. I found my niche! I help people plan their events on Cruises. This is how Twitter By The Sea came about. What does that mean? More customers booking travel, and more travel stores sold. Yes, I now have new business partners and customers simply because I kept going. I also became a conversationalist specialist. My eyes & ears are open for any and all opportunities that will expand, compliment or enhance my business. I learned how to fulfill the prospects wants and needs.

The latest scenario, I offered some resources to help someone with their business. Since, I've helped them with their wants and needs they are now a part of my list and my team. Yup. You need to start creating your list NOW!
MLM, Network Marketing, Our Industry is not about putting people in your business. It's about helping others with their wants and needs. Sometimes, your business may fit their want and needs. Here's what I suggest, gather resources that can help everybody in this industry and get them on your list right away! Ten years from now, and you just happen to find what everybody is looking for...You can pick up your list and get everybody involved. Not because, you found "it" but, because of the relationships you built and the people you helped along the way.

How many resources can you offer to help others? Okay, now give away as many as you can and build your list! That's the secret! Much success to you and your family!

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Let The Fun Begin!

Let The FUN Begin On A Carnival Cruise Vacation!

5 Day Western Caribbean Cruises from Miami, FL. Join us! Themed Cruise for Bloggers, WAHM's, Social Media & Network Marketing! Saturday, August 29 - September 3, 2009! Your first destination on this adventure is Grand Cayman, an island famous for its Seven Mile Beach where you can enjoy all your favorite watersports. Other fun attractions include wildlife encounters and shopping in pastel-colored George Town. The next day you're in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, where the most popular of many attractions is Dunn's River Fall where you can climb a staircase of cascading water. On this cruise, you'll one fun adventure after another.

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Friday, January 9, 2009

Twitter By The Sea Itinerary Is Here!

I am flat out excited to announce our First Twitter Cruise! We will Cruise to Ocho Rios, Jamaica & Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands for 5 Days and 5 Nights, August 29 -September 3, 2009! This will be a FUN filled, networking, learning adventure for all us (told you we were going to have fun in 2009;-). Our first Twitter Cruise will be a sneak peak of the Annual Cruises. Each Category will have it's own Themed Cruise going forward.

We hope that you would want to attend, participate, or help sponsor the event. The Topics are Blogging, WAHM, Social Media & Network Marketing. Going forward, we will hold 3 Cruises annually. One Cruise for Bloggers Cruise, WAHM Cruise, Social Media & Network Marketing Cruise. Deposits start at $25.00 per person for Inside, Ocean, Balcony view. Suite, Triples, Quads, deposits are $200.00 per person. Deposits are due February 26, 2009.
You can reference for updates. Please, pardon our appearance, we are working on both the website and blog for Twitter By The Sea. Thanks for your patience.

Book Now!
  1. Click on the link
  2. Click on Group tab
  3. Scroll down to "1st Twitter By The Sea" and click on the link

You can shop and compare for your airfare and any other travel related products !

Going forward I will share tips with you, to make your experience the best travel experience ever!
  1. First Time Cruising
  2. Experience Cruisers
  3. On-Board Fun
  4. On-Board Program
  5. Speakers Profiles & Topics
  6. Fun-Pass (Quick Check-In)
  7. Documents needed (Passport will be needed)
  8. Travel Wear
  9. Camping Carnival (Baby sitting service)
  10. Highlights of our Destination - Ocho Rios, Jamaica & Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
  11. How to win Cabin Credits for future Cruises

Bringing a Guest or Sharing Cabins?

There can be up to 4 passengers per Cabin. Credit card will NOT be charged until the 1st deposit date, which is always posted on the registration page. Everyone in that triple or quad cabin will be paying the same amount. We will formulates the rates of the triple and quad cabins by adding the 1st & 2nd guest rate to the 3rd & 4th guest rate then dividing by 3 or 4 people, so that everyone sharing a cabin will have the same rate. We will post the correct rates on the website for all the cabin types. 3rd & 4th passenger rates are $90.00 plus Non commissionable fares, Taxes, and Gratuities. Book Now! Cabins will sell out!

Are you a US Citizen?

When you log onto the website to register, I strongly advise that you let us know if you are a US citizens are not. There is a place at the end of the registration process where they can type notes. Please enter this info there. This will be very helpful info to the cruiseline as well. If the cruiseline assumes that a passenger is a US citizen, and you are not, you will be denied boarding. This is a security matter and it is strictly enforced by every cruiseline.

Book the correct cabin type

If you make a mistake and book the wrong cabin type, you will have to redo the whole registration process. This means that if there are only two passengers traveling you must book into a double cabin space and not a triple cabin space just in case you friend may want to go. It must be exact based on their needs. The cruiseline does not allow TBAs (Name to be announced later). It must be the legal given name for each guest or the entire cabin will be cancelled. There is to be NO duplications of the same name, everyone who will occupy a bed in a cabin must use their legal name on the registration page.

Under the age of 21

Any child who is under the age of 21 must have a paying adult booked in the same cabin who is over the age of 25. This does vary from cruiseline to cruiseline, so please always check the line you are sailing on for updates and rules on this issue. Any child who is traveling with someone other than a parent or legal guardian they must have a permission slip from the absent parents stating that they are aware that their child is traveling with someone other than a parent or legal guardian. This permission slip must be signed by the absent parents/parent and "notarized". This would include a minor child traveling with a father or mother who are divorced or grandparents. They must have permission from the absent parent for the child to travel with the other parent. Should the cruiseline ask for this permission slip and no one has the notarized letter of permission the cruiseline can deny boarding of that minor.

Travel Insurance Insurance is optional but strongly recommended.

All deposits and payments are refundable before June 1, 2009.

All Cabin changes, and refund request need to be made to me via email:

All emails must include the group name and sailing date in the subject line. Please include Passenger Full contact information and cabin confirmation number and the changes you would like made.

Can't wait to meet you there!

Book Now! Deposits are $0, First Payment due April 29, 2009

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Monday, January 5, 2009

Are We Having FUN Yet?

I promised that 2009 would be our year right? Well, one of my resolutions was to write more (at least 2-3 times a week) and create valuable content for my readers. So far, I am writing my third post for 2009. Yippee! I hope you find this post a little more entertaining that the others. My first New Years Resolution, was to start having FUN! So let's do it!

My friend, ever since I was 7 years old I wanted to help people. Yup. I was only 7 and knew that I would be helping others during my lifetime. I enjoy it! Sometimes, you wonder if while helping people if they are listening. I've decided that I am only the messenger, it's up to the individual to take action. Well, who am I? Robert Kiyosaki & Donald Trump are also messengers, and most people ignore them (lol).

I received a phone call today from a "fishing prospect" Yup. I said it she was fishing. I later learned that she was comparing companies. She started off by inquiring about my Company
$6, 000 Guarantee, she was interested in a part time job but couldn't imagine working for a total of twelve hours a day. I gave her the resources to review, and she insisted that I tell her ALL about it. Well, I decided to keep it simple. I shared with her how the guarantee was based on activity, not productivity and would pay her on average $500.00 a month. I went on to explain the activity process, she would need to pass out 1 magazine five days a week for 12 consecutive months, get the prospect contact information and follow up to ask what he/she liked best about the magazine. She gasped "I can't ask for people contact information!" I went on to explain that she will need to enter the information in a database, so the company can keep track and reward her for following the magazine program.

She began to complain that five minutes of her day was way too much time to earn $500 a month! ( I wanted to suggest that she get a job at McDonald's or Walmart) It was at that moment, I knew that she didn't understand how money works. I asked her which would she prefer to work an extra four hours to earn $20 or pass out one magazine on way home from work, to earn $20.

She started to say that she would make more than $20 a day working part time for someone else. I sat back and asked her if she would prepare lunch/dinner during the time she would work? How many miles/gas she was willing to drive? Asked her if she was tax exempt? She immediately stated that she understood where I was going. You see there is no need to attack people, if you take the time to paint a visual, your prospects will eventually take the time to hear you out. She finally understood that she would spend more time trying to make a measly extra
$500 a month if she choose any other route. She went on to share with me how she was not happy with her current business. I listened, and when needed shared resources to help her with her business.

Albeit, she called me back within the hour, asking how can she
get started? She appreciated the time I took to answer her questions, share resources to help her current business, and helping her understand the $6,000 Guarantee. Well, the rest is history. I want you to know that I had FUN sharing resources with her, and I found her questions (and rebuttals) very entertaining. It didn't feel like WORK, because I knew that I would be helping her. That's what matters to me!

Make sure that when you are sharing information that you are having FUN. Do not talk to a prospect, thinking by the end of this call she/he is signing up! Take the time to answer questions, give resources, and build relationships. If you feel the need to get a expert or more seasoned Partner on the call, then advise your prospect that you will three-way him/her to assure that you get her questions answered right away. I learned a long time ago, that you should tell your upline/partner story until you've created your story. Here's to creating your story & having FUN while doing it!

I would like to learn how you are having fun working your business? Leave a comment!

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Friday, January 2, 2009

You Are Bad For Business

Did I get your attention? Good! You may want to know about what's revolutionizing the internet. It has definitely changed the way me, and my Business partners advertise our business online. Watch Local Ad Link in Action

And it hits you like a punch in the jaw.

What if THE ONLY THING holding you back from the life you want, the only barrier to your business being TWICE as successful...

What if it was YOU?

Not technology, not the economy, not the market, not the product, service, system or site.

Just YOU. (But hold on, it's not all bad news...)

How Do I Get Started?. If you are NOT advertising your business, you do not have a business. I don't think I'd ever believe that, but it's true. I always relied on word of mouth, until someone broke the chain. Network Marketers would probably agree with me. Who knows about your business? God & your spouse? See for yourself how these people solved the "YOU" problem in their businesses....

WARNING: This may not make much sense if you didn't see the first video. Watch Local Ad Link in Action

Can you imagine, as you look into 2009 - even in these troubled economic times - can you imagine seeing Massive Profit Growth for Your Business just because you choose to do something different, such as give your online business a online presence?

Once you
Watch Local Ad Link in Action you just might...

But I WARN you. Once you watch it, you might be left with a terrible feeling that you've been holding yourself back. But be sure you watch it all the way to the end, and you'll be left with a much, much better feeling about your business future.

P.S. Don't forget that you no longer need to worry about PPC (pay per click) and you WILL dominate the search engines (Ssshh! Don't tell anyone I said that!)
How Do I Get Started?

P.S. Need proof? go to any search engines type in "manhattan travel, travel or cruises" Do you see James Bonanno as #1 or 2? He past Expedia,Travelocity ( just to name a few). If so, he is and will be taking YOUR customers and prospects. If not, it means you are ahead of the competition because he has not used the zip codes in your area.

P.S. Now, let me get started and place my own ads, so that I can share my testimony with you as soon as next week! Until then leave a comment. I would love to know your thoughts on this revolutionary way of advertising online.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

2009 Is Your Year

Here is my desire for you and your family that 2009 be the best Year ever! 2009 Is YOUR year! Unless YOU take action my desire is just a wish. I would like to give you a few tips to help you take action and find your passion also to discover your life's purpose.

Before you think about making 2009 Your year, first lets reflect on 2008.

  • What did you do differently?
  • What did you achieve?
  • Are you closer to your goals? If not, why?
  • Have you lost your vision, to dream slayers?
  • Was your goals or vision to vague or unrealistic?
  • Are there SOME achievements you are GLAD about in 2008?
  • Are there some things you regret? Now is the time to forgive and move forward.

Your life is like a book. Let us close chapter 2008 and move to chapter 2009. Ready to close chapter 2008? Let us open Chapter 2009 because this IS your year! Let's start with our goals for 2009. There are 3 things that we want to consider focusing on while moving forward to the best year ever!

  1. It has to line up with your life vision and passion.
  2. It has to include a balance in all areas of your life; Spiritual, financial, mental, family, health, achievements, leisure.
  3. Life may get in the way, so there needs to be some flexibility in our projects.

Here are some things you may want to consider to help get you moving towards your vision and passion. You may want to write these down, then answer them.

  1. What do I want for myself?
  2. My goals for me and my family are?
  3. My goals to reach out and help others are?
  4. My business goals are?
  5. My Health goals are?
  6. My spiritual goals are?

Write your goals down, and visit them daily. Find a coach, mentor or a teacher. Involve your family and allow them to participate, they will be more supportive. No one to support you? Always lean on God first to support you. You are welcome to contact me. I will be your friend, running partner, coach, teacher and or mentor. I am here to help you make 2009 YOUR year! Get started today!

"A year from now you may wish you had started today." - Karen Lamb