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10 Unplugged Getaways to Recharge Your Batteries… No Batteries Required





Relaxing on vacation can be hard for high-powered, hooked-up 21st century workers!   Checking one’s i-Phone on a minute by minute basis has become a way of life for the now generation.  But the beach is no place to be checking ones i-Phone for  texts and messages. Whether you have trouble letting go of your of your tech-powered world, or are itching to escape it, below is a list of  unplugged getaways help you recharge your batteries — with no batteries required.

  • Tensing Pen, Negril, Jamaica
  • Natura Cabana Boutique Hotel & Spa, Cabarete and Sosua, Dominican Republic
  • Travaasa, Hana, Maui
  • The Caves, Negril, Jamaica
  • Caneel Bay Resort, Saint John, US Virgin Islands
  • Jakes Hotel, Villas & Spa, South Coast, Jamaica
  • Jamaica Inn, Ocho Rios, Jamaica
  • Round Hill Hotel & Villas, Montego Bay, Jamaica
  • Si Como No Resort, Spa & Wildlife Refuge, Manuel Antonia, Costa Rica
  • Rockhouse Hotel, Negril, Jamaica


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A Luxurious Story…

Our 14-year-old dog Abbey died last month. The day after she passed away my 4-year-old daughter Meredith was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we could so, and she dictated these words:

Dear God,

Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am happy that you let me have her as my dog even though she got sick.
I hope you will play with her. She likes to swim and play with balls. I am sending a picture of her so when you see her you will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.
Love, Meredith

We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Meredith pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope because she said it would take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven. That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office. A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet. I told her that I thought He had.

Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on our front porch addressed, ‘To Meredith’ in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, ‘When a Pet Dies.’ Taped to the inside front cover was the letter we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note:

Dear Meredith,

Abbey arrived safely in heaven. Having the picture was a big help and I recognized her right away.
Abbey isn’t sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. Since we don’t need our bodies in heaven, I don’t have any pockets to keep your picture in so I am sending it back to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to remember Abbey by.

Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me.. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you. I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much. By the way, I’m easy to find. I am wherever there is love.

Love, God


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Luxurious Thought of the Day

A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking because her trust is not on the branch but on her own wings.

~Author Unknown~




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Luxurious Thought of the Day…

“The secret to living well and longer is: eat half, walk double, laugh triple and love without measure…”

Tibetan proverb

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Luxurious Gas Fireplaces!

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Looking for a wonderful way to spice up your night?  There is nothing more romantic than a warm fireplace and a sparkling Veuve.     Fireplace designs are now sleek and sexy not to mention the warmth and comfort that they provide.   Instant serenity.    These fun ideas offer unique ways to add that warmth and comfort,  along with a sense of style, to your home.  Enjoy!



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Luxurious thought of the day…

This is my wish for you;

Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Patience to accept the truth,
Courage to know yourself,
Love to complete your life.


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Luxurious Thought of the Day…

Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.

~ Mother Teresa

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Luxurious Thought of the Day…

Each time that we lay on the shore of a lake, we heard the voice of the loon, loud and distinct, from far over the lake.  It is a very wild sound, quite in keeping with the place and the circumstances of the traveller, and very unlike the voice of a bird.   I could lie awake for hours listening to it, it is so thrilling.

~Henry David Thoreau

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Luxurious thought of the day…

“Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.” — Woodrow Wilson

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Luxurious thought of the day…

Be Compassionate in all Things
Never Compromise with Honesty
Seek and be Grateful for Grace
Seek First to Understand
Defend the Absent
Keep Humor Alive
Be Generous in our Abundance
Be a Good Friend, Brother, Grandfather, Dad
Be Humble in our Success
We are Forgiven, We are Beloved
God is not done Improving Me.

~Dan Harrington

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