Find Your Paradise In Bali, Indonesia

January 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

I came across an opportunity a few years ago that changed my life. As someone who loves to travel, the chance to travel more often, to amazing destinations and at discounted prices was a no-brainer. Add the chance to earn an uncapped income and you have an amazing opportunity. As you read this Blog Post you may find yourself wondering how I did it. Just ask!

Find Your Paradise In Bali

Bali, Indonesia

19 – 22 March 2014 (3 NIGHTS)

Price £243 Approx

Picture of Bali, IndonesiaA popular enclave of 5-star hotels and resorts, Nusa Dua, Bali, is well-known for its stretches of white-sand beaches, crystal-blue sea waters and award-winning hospitality.

Arrive via provided airport transportation to an island of lush green foliage and beckoning beaches, and for 4 days, relax at the Melia Bali Resort, considered an “exceptional Balinese beachfront sanctuary.” Each sunrise is the beginning of a new adventure with a tasty breakfast each day. You’ll enjoy a dinner at the resort and cruise to the tropical island of Lembongan for a full day of play. Discover the unspoiled charms of Nusa Lembongan, adorned with mangroves and colorful corals and flourishing with exotic marine life. Before and after your adventure to Lembongan Island, you can visit Geger Beach, with its connecting bays, secret coves and shallow water. Go beyond the reef wall to the mighty Indian Ocean for some of Bali’s best surfing waves or retreat to the tranquil scene of Mengiat Beach.

From sun-up to sun-down, paradise awaits you in Nusa Dua.

Blending seamlessly with Nusa Dua’s seashores, the Melia Bali Resort is a unique sanctuary of relaxation, exemplifies the island’s essence and is within walking distance of area attractions.

Picture of Melia Bali ResortNot far from Ngurah Rai International Airport, the Melia is a total experience with a lagoon-style swimming pool winding throughout the resort’s spacious greenery. Sunbathe atop the Melia’s gleaming white-sand beach, and pamper your mind, body and spirit at Yhi Spa. Choose from international, Mediterranean, Japanese and Asian cuisine; a pizzeria by the beach; and an around-the-clock coffee shop. Between moments of relaxation, you can walk to Bali Collection—the area’s main shopping center—nearby malls for fun and entertainment, or a museum.

Combining attentive service and island-inspired comfort, the Melia Bali Resort creates an intimate atmosphere and is the perfect way to complement your unforgettable stay in paradise.

Included:

  • 3-night stay at the Melia Bali Resort.
  • Standard accommodations include double or twin beds, air conditioning, a TV, a shower, a hair dryer, an in-room safe, and coffee- and tea-making facilities.
  • Dinner at the resort. (March 19)
  • Transfer between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. from Benoa Harbor to Lembongan Island with a Bali Hai cruise. (March 20)
  • Cruise to Lembongan Island aboard Bali Hai II and moor alongside a purpose-built reef pontoon for a full day of activities above and below the water. Snorkel, ride a banana boat, take a cultural tour of the island or slide down a waterslide. Includes buffet lunch. The ship departs from the harbor at 9:15 a.m. and returns at 4:15 p.m. (March 20)
  • 3 breakfasts.
  • Your trip includes transfers:
  • March 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.: From Ngurah Rai International Airport to the resort.
  • March 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: From the resort to Ngurah Rai International Airport.
  • To take advantage of these transfers, you must provide your flight information to the vacation specialist no later than February 25. Transfers at any other time will incur a separate charge.
  • Guide and driver gratuities included.
  • A Host will be provided with 20 adults booking.
  • If a hosted trip, a Welcome Check-In on the day of arrival and Meet & Greet Party will be provided to members and their guests.
  • Air transportation is not included. The closest international airport is Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS).

Interested in the amazing BALI, INDONESIA break? Get in touch and book this limited time deal quickly.

Additional Information

**Trip Points from more than one membership may not be combined.**
**No more than 100 Trip Points may be used for this booking.
Maximum occupancy 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.
Children aged 1 or younger are free when sharing an existing bed with parents, and ages 2-11 are $208 or $308 with an extra bed.
On March 19, 20 members will have a gala dinner at the resort, which includes a DJ and 1 hour of unlimited soft drinks and beer.
Twin or double beds are available upon request. Contact your vacation specialist by February 6.
Check in: 3 p.m.  Check out: noon
*We highly recommend travel insurance.
A valid passport that expires at least 6 months after this trip is required.
Contact your consulate for visa requirements.
All travelers will receive a series of emails containing their trip’s details starting a few weeks prior to the departure date, as well as a welcome home email after the trip.
**Airfare not included.**
The trip will close by February 3.

Go Whale Watching and Snorkeling in Mexico

January 31, 2014 § Leave a comment

I came across an opportunity a few years ago that changed my life. As someone who loves to travel, the chance to travel more often, to amazing destinations and at discounted prices was a no-brainer. Add the chance to earn an uncapped income and you have an amazing opportunity. As you read this Blog Post you may find yourself wondering how I did it. Just ask!

Go Whale Watching & Snorkeling in Mexico – Puerto Vallarta

11 – 15 March 2014 (4 NIGHTS)

Price £364 Approx

Picture of Puerto VallartaGracing the Pacific Coast, between the charming communities of Jalisco and Nayarit, Puerto Vallarta’s golden beaches, colourful culture, modern comforts and warm Mexican hospitality keep tourists returning from all over the world.

Explore aquamarine Banderas Bay and meet resident sea life, such as humpback whales which can only be seen through April, wild dolphins, giant manta ray, tropical fish and native birds. Watch playful whales soar through the air and hear their hauntingly beautiful songs. You can take a walk atop uninhabited beaches or a scenic kayak tour. Swim and snorkel through crystal-clear waters, rocky caverns and archways around Marietas Islands. Enjoy all-inclusive accommodations, a $550 resort credit per room, discount spa treatments, airport transportation and an outdoor excursion, including a speedboat, mule and zipline ride; off-road expedition and rappelling down waterfalls.

From the jungle and forest to the lush green Sierra Madre Mountains and sea, whale watching, snorkeling and outdoor adventure will never be the same after visiting Puerto Vallarta.

Picture of Puerto Vallarta HotelCome home to the all-inclusive Barceló Puerto Vallarta hotel, an elegant, Mexican-style resort atop Mismaloya beach, featuring impressive views of Bahía de Banderas, which is both a bay and a destination.

For 5 days, you can relax comfortably between excursions in your deluxe suite with 1 king or 2 double beds, a sofa and balcony with partial views of the sea, gardens and swimming pools. Enjoy national and international premium drinks at the La Cantina bar, Capri Italian restaurant, Don Quijote Spanish restaurant and theatre during theme nights. Plus, you’ll receive all-inclusive cuisine at the El Patio Buffet Restaurant and the Los Arcos Snack Bar, as well as 2 dinners in the resort’s specialty dining venues. In addition to a beautiful beach and tropical waters, you can take advantage of the hotel’s 4 swimming pools, tropical rain forest and 2 outdoor Jacuzzis, as well as evening shows and daytime activities entertaining adults and children alike.

From top quality amenities and excellent service to beautiful scenery and privacy, most people only dream about, the home-away-from-home comfort of the Barceló Puerto Vallarta hotel will leave you wanting to return.

Included:

  • 5-day and 4-night stay at the All-Inclusive Barceló Puerto Vallarta. Price is per person based on two people staying.
  • All-inclusive offers national and international premium drinks in the La Cantina bar, Capri Italian restaurant, Don Quijote Spanish restaurant and theater during theme nights with the Barceló All-Inclusive Program. The program includes food in the El Patio Buffet Restaurant and the Los Arcos Snack Bar, as well as two dinners at the resort’s specialty dining venues.
  • Deluxe suite accommodations feature 1 king or 2 double beds, a sofa and partial views of the sea, gardens and swimming pools from the balcony.
  • $550 in resort credit coupons per room. These discount vouchers may be used for purchasing different services and products at the Barceló Puerto Vallarta, as described on each one of the Resort Credit vouchers given to guests during their stay.
  • Whales, Dolphins and Snorkeling Adventure to the Marietas Islands.
  • Outdoor Adventure Excursions featuring some of Mexico’s highest and longest ziplines.
  • 20% discount on resort’s spa services.
  • Roundtrip airport transfers.
  • Roundtrip transfers for the excursions.
  • Taxes
  • A Host will be provided with 20 adults booking.
  • If a hosted trip, a Welcome Check-In on the day of arrival and Meet & Greet Party will be provided to members and their guests.
  • Air transportation is not included. The closest commercial airport is Puerto Vallarta International Airport (PVR).

Interested in the amazing PUERTO VALLARTA break? Get in touch and book this limited time deal quickly.

Additional Information

**Trip Points from more than one membership may not be combined.**
**No more than 200 Trip Points may be used for this booking.
Maximum occupancy is 4.
Children under age 2 stay free with parents. Children ages 2 to 12 are $120 nightly.
Children’s pricing is based on age at time of travel.
Minimum check-in age is 21.
To qualify for the roundtrip airport transfers, please provide your flight itinerary to your vacation specialist by February 18.
Check-in: 3 p.m. Check-out: noon
*We highly recommend travel insurance.
All travelers will receive a series of emails containing their trip’s details starting a few weeks prior to the departure date, as well as a welcome home email after the trip.
**Airfare not included.**
The trip will close by February 3

Stay and Play in Malaysia

January 31, 2014 § 1 Comment

I came across an opportunity a few years ago that changed my life. As someone who loves to travel, the chance to travel more often, to amazing destinations and at discounted prices was a no-brainer. Add the chance to earn an uncapped income and you have an amazing opportunity. As you read this Blog Post you may find yourself wondering how I did it. Just ask!

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

20 – 23 March 2014 (3 NIGHTS)

Price £214 Approx

An urban oasis of invigorating nature and astonishing sites, Kuala Lumpur is known as the “Garden City of Lights.” It’s one of the fastest-growing cities in Malaysia and one of the most visited cities in the world.

Picture of Petronas Twin TowersA favourite for fashion, cultural events and activities, Kuala Lumpur boasts a magnificent collection of malls and modern entertainment intertwined with history and greenery. In addition to airport transportation, daily breakfast, a dinner buffet and a stay at the Golden Palm Tree Iconic Resort & Spa, you’ll receive an extreme park pass for access and play to the “Best New Attraction Malaysia”. Enjoy land activities, including go-karting and all-terrain vehicle fun, paintball and archery. In addition to attractions such as the Petronas Twin Towers, King’s Palace and scrumptious cuisine, adventure awaits you in Malaysia.

Discover the thrill of holiday activities and blissful relaxation that’ll keep you coming back for more in Kuala Lumpur.

Between extreme sports and sightseeing, relax comfortably amid the sun-drenched and graceful beauty of the Golden Palm Tree Iconic Resort & Spa.

Picture of Golden Palm TreeStarting on the coast of Sepang and stretching almost a kilometre into the Straits of Malacca cerulean-blue water, the Golden Palm Tree’s 392 water villas form the iconic shape of a palm tree. A haven of peace, it’s the perfect place to just relax and unwind, but it’s also great for adventure, non-motorized water sports and family-friendly fun. The award-winning villas offer spacious accommodations, featuring an interior fusion of tradition and modernity. You can unwind for 4 days and 3 nights in your private Travelers Palm Villa and enjoy spa discounts as well as complimentary use of the hotel’s water and land sports facility. Within easy proximity of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport, the resort combines city with warm Malaysian hospitality, extending sophisticated service and culinary arts, including authentic local delicacies.

Come discover for yourself the “Best New Attraction Malaysia” at the Golden Palm Tree Iconic Resort & Spa.

Included:

  • 3-night stay at the Golden Palm Tree Iconic Resort & Spa.
  • Travelers’ Palm Villas accommodations feature twin beds, a desk, a TV, air conditioning, coffee- and tea-making facilities, en-suite bathrooms, and a hair dryer.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • 1 private buffet dinner with 2 hours of unlimited soft drinks.
  • Complimentary use of 1 wired Internet connection in villas and Wi-Fi in public areas.
  • Complimentary use of hotel’s water and land sports facility, per the resort’s fact sheet, on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Extreme park combo for adults only, which includes 5 laps in a go-kart, 3 laps in an ATV, 20 pellets for paintball and 12 arrows for archery.
  • 10% discount at the a la carte spa.
  • Your trip includes 2 transfers:
  • March 20 at noon: From Kuala Lumpur International Airport terminal KLIA  to the hotel.
  • March 23 at 2 p.m.: From the hotel to Kuala Lumpur International Airport terminal KLIA.
  • To take advantage of these transfers, you must provide your flight information to the vacation specialist no later than February 13. Transfers at any other time will incur a separate charge.
  • A Host will be provided with 20 adults booking.
  • If a hosted trip, a Welcome Check-In on the day of arrival and Meet & Greet Party will be provided to members and their guests.

Interested in the amazing KUALA LUMPUR  break? Get in touch and book this limited time deal quickly.

Additional Information

 **Trip Points from more than one membership may not be combined.**
**No more than 100 Trip Points may be used for this booking.
Maximum occupancy is 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.
Two-bedroom accommodations are available upon request. Choose either the Premier Travelers Palm Villa or Canary Palm Villa. Contact vacation specialist for details and pricing.
Children ages 1 and younger are free when sharing an existing bed with parents and a room with adults. Children ages 2-12 are $120 when sharing an existing bed with parents.
Children’s pricing is based on age at time of travel.
Optional tour: A 2-hour mangrove tour is available for an additional cost.
Contact your travel specialist for additional information and pricing.
Contact your travel specialist to check availability for additional room categories.
A valid passport that expires at least 6 months after this trip is required.
Contact your consulate for visa requirements.
Check-in: 3 p.m.  Check-out: noon.
*We highly recommend travel insurance.
All travellers will receive a series of emails containing their trip’s details starting a few weeks prior to the departure date, as well as a welcome home email after the trip.
**Airfare not included.**
The trip will close by February 7.

Celebrate the 2014 World Cup

January 15, 2014 § Leave a comment

I came across an opportunity a few years ago that changed my life. As someone who loves to travel, the chance to travel more often, to amazing destinations and at discounted prices was a no-brainer. Add the chance to earn an uncapped income and you have an amazing opportunity. As you read this Blog Post you may find yourself wondering how I did it. Just ask!

Brazil

12 June – 14 July 2014 (3 NIGHTS)

Price £1,393 Approx

Picture of 2014 World Cup

Football (aka soccer) is coming home to its birthplace, Brazil, for the 2014 World Cup, and you can experience it for yourself on this trip. It’s only natural then to host the game in a country where love for the sport resonates through the hearts and souls of its people year-round. In fact, some say Brazilians have propelled the sport to a sort of religion.

Witness all the action for yourself with a once-in-a-lifetime reserved ticket to a World Cup game. Enjoy daily breakfast, round-trip transportation to the airport and events, a tournament souvenir package and 3-night stay at a deluxe 4-star hotel, all included. And with 4 days in Brazil, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to explore the nation before and after the event.
Picture of Brazil
Brazil is arguably the most successful in football history, with its yellow-, blue- and green-clad team winning the World Cup 5 times, making it the perfect place to celebrate the 2014 tournament.

Included:

  • 4-day and 3-night World Cup single-game package.
  • Deluxe 4-star hotel accommodations in the Brazilian city hosting your World Cup soccer match.
  • Reserved tickets to any 2 first-round or round of 16 World Cup soccer matches.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • World Cup souvenir package.
  • Round-trip airport transfers.
  • Round-trip hotel to event transfers.
  • Hotel tax and service charges.
  • Air transportation is not included. The closest commercial airport may vary based on match city.

Interested in the amazing 2014 WORLD CUP break? Get in touch and book this limited time deal quickly.

Additional Information

*Trip Points from more than one membership may not be combined.**
**No more than 300 Trip Points may be used for this booking
Maximum occupancy is 2 adults.
A valid passport that expires at least 6 months after this trip is required.
Contact your consulate for visa requirements.
*We highly recommend travel insurance.
**Airfare not included.**
The trip will close by May 8.

Lend a Hand, Help a Child

January 8, 2014 § Leave a comment

I came across an opportunity a few years ago that changed my life. As someone who loves to travel, the chance to travel more often, to amazing destinations and at discounted prices was a no-brainer. Add the chance to earn an uncapped income and you have an amazing opportunity. As you read this Blog Post you may find yourself wondering how I did it. Just ask!

Guatemala

23 – 29 March 2014 (6 NIGHTS)

Price £609 Approx

For 6 days, work side by side with village children in Guatemala building a much-needed school that could just change their lives—as well as your own.

Picture of wvfoundation

Using 6,500 plastic bottles filled with inorganic trash, you’ll form walls with chicken wire and cement, ultimately constructing a classroom where the children will learn and expand their horizons. Your team will also create and carry out a hygiene workshop, spend time with special-needs children in San Martin and visit a women’s solidarity group in Tikonel.

But it won’t be all work and no play! While you’re there, you’ll stay in the UNESCO World Heritage City of Antigua, famous for its spectacular ruins and colonial churches; participate in a community hike to see farms, family homes and places of worship; and visit the Mayan ruins in Mixco Viejo.

There’s nothing quite like vacationing with a purpose, and whether this is your first or your fifth, there’s no better opportunity to change lives.Picture of Antigua, Guatemala

Included:

  • 7-day and 6-night bottle school VolunTour to Guatemala.
  • Stay in quaint, comfortable accommodations in Antigua and San Martin, which include a private bath and are situated on lush grounds. (Sharing a room may be necessary. Roommate requests are accepted.)
  • Transportation will be provided throughout this VolunTour.
  • Welcome ceremony and an icebreaker to get everyone acquainted with each other and the community.
  • Spend time working side by side with the village children to build a bottle school.
  • A community hike will give you an opportunity to see farms, family homes and places of worship, and allow you to get a feel for the people you’re supporting.
  • Visit the Mayan ruins in Mixco Viejo, considered one of the most important Mayan cities by the 1500s.
  • Visit Tikonel, a women’s solidarity group, and learn what the group does in the community.
  • Spend time at a school for children with special needs in San Martin, learn about the school and interact with the children there.
  • Learn from the kids at the bottle school and create and carry out a workshop to educate them about hygiene.
  • Sightsee and shop for souvenirs in the picturesque colonial town of Antigua, a UNESCO World Heritage City.
  • All travelers will receive a series of emails containing their trip’s details starting a few weeks prior to the departure date, as well as a welcome home email after the trip.
  • Air transportation is not included. The closest commercial airport is La Aurora International Airport (GUA); arriving by 4 p.m. on the first day of the VolunTour, if possible; and leaving at any time on the last day of the VolunTour.

Interested in the amazing Lend a Hand, Help a Child Guatemala break? Get in touch and book this limited time deal quickly.

Additional Information
Terms & Conditions and other pertinent information will be emailed to you after booking.
Minimum number of people required for this VolunTour to travel is 10. If fewer than 10 people book this VolunTour, it will be cancelled. You will be notified if your trip is going to be cancelled.
**Members booking this VolunTour are required to purchase insurance from the vendor of their choice. Proof of insurance must be received 2 weeks prior to travel.
**This VolunTour is run in collaboration with and sponsored by Serve the World Today LLC and Hug It Forward. Participation on this VolunTour is subject to your acceptance of Serve the World’s terms and conditions.
If you are coming on a bottle school VolunTour, you might also like to fundraise for Hug It Forward bottle schools. Fundraising for bottle schools is optional—it is not a requirement of participating in a bottle school trip.
Fundraising online is quick and easy when you use this link. If you choose to fundraise, we suggest a $250 fundraising goal, but some people choose to do more or less than this. It’s really up to you.
**Airfare is not included.**
The trip will close by February 23.
**This VolunTour will be hosted and led by Christine Kimberling and Hollie Hart.

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