It’s Malia 2013, is it? You cheeky thing, you. How exciting! But you’ve not got it booked? Amateur. Spring is well and truly in the air, if you haven’t yet booked your holidays to Malia for this summer, you better get on it like a proverbial car bonnet, my friend.
But where to start? Booking clubbing holidays to Malia isn’t rocket science, but there are a few neat tricks and tips to ensure you
a) Pay as little as possible
b) Have an epic time once you hit down abroad
Those are the key factors really. That’s what you’re aiming for.
First things first, forget booking through a travel agency. Get online, at http://www.club18-30.com/malia-crete. Book with Club 18-30 and you’re cutting out all those middle men. The best deals are going to be right in front of your eyes on your lappy screen, simply waiting for you to take your pick.
In addition, booking online, you’ll benefit from any web exclusive discounts as well as an offers on group bookings. Depending on when you book, simply pop down the deposit, divide the remaining balance between you and your chums, and Bob’s your uncle. Pay in affordable instalments over the coming few weeks.
When booking Club 18-30 holiday to Malia, you’re guaranteed to be experiencing some messy madness at the hands of experts. The club reps out there know the place better than the warts on their mother’s faces, they’re gonna guide you to all the unmissable bars, clubs and events that Malia has to offer.
Exclusive nights out, activities, wristbands and a photo CD of your holiday, all make your clubbing holiday session that little bit more sensational. And that’s just a few of the perks you get when you book with a company that know how to coordinate carnage.
Get your mates round – have a look online. There’s only one link you need: http://www.club18-30.com/malia-crete #Malia2013
How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
While wining around Sonoma and Glen Ellen, we popped into Jack London State Historic Park since it was on the map. We didn’t know anything about it. Wow, were we surprised and impressed. We sauntered into the House of Happy Walls Museum which gave an excellent overview of Jack London’s life and his work. Docents were on-hand to answer all questions. A volunteer was upstairs playing the piano! We were totally floored. I thanked him for volunteering his time and his gift.
I kept telling everyone, “I’m taking pictures and putting this up on my blog. Free marketing!” They all laughed. Clearly, they know not who I am.
Make sure to read the picture below about Jack London studying in Oakland and Alameda and getting into the UC system. Local boy makes great!
Jack London’s wife Charmian was a prominent figure herself who outlived her husband by almost 40 years.
A docent asked if we were interested in joining him as he gave a 90 minute leisurely guided tour around the park. Hello, no brainer! We walk and enjoy the sunshine and you spout historical facts? Totally game. This guy was on it! No question stumped him. He, swear to God, had an answer for every question our small group of 4 asked. That is straight up dedication, knowledge, and volunteerism in effect. Again props to this park. I told Dean that when we retire we have to become docents and give back. The ruins are of Wolf House, a palatial home that was a few weeks near completion before it was destroyed by some type of natural spontaneous combustion.
Lastly, I want to leave you with a quote from Jack London who wrote 1,000 words every day of his life. “I am a believer in regular work, and never wait for an inspiration.” The guy died at the age of 40. Think about all that productive output within a short 40 year lifespan. I’m a fan. Need to read more of his work.
My poor puppy hubby has a sore throat and a fever. I have the chills and severe diarrhea (picture explosive fecal vomit) which makes it hard to get continuous sleep. Sadly we can’t take care of each other because we’re too busy tending to our own dependencies. We need our moms or a nurse for hire.
If you only have one day to visit San Francisco, make the most of it without wasting too much time in between. Here’s a one day itinerary that will take the first timer methodically through some of the most interesting places the city has to offer. Wake up early and have breakfast at the Ferry Building. This wonderful waterfront market bustles with activity, with people buying coffee on their way to work and shoppers looking for the best cheese and produce. The stunning view of the bay alone is worth a trip. Stroll the market hall for fresh baked pastries or have a proper breakfast at Boulette’s Larder, where you can sit outside and watch ferries pulling in.
In the afternoon, head over to Crissy Field for up close views of the Golden Gate Bridge. Dip your toes in the icy Pacific or stroll along the beach. If you wish to take a break from your busy schedule, you can head to Chinatown to enjoy great dim sum. While there, you can access online and mobile pastimes like online gaming. To complete the experience, go to binguez to enjoy brief moments of bingo to recharge your tired senses.
For dinner, book a table at one of the cutting-edge eateries South of Market, a trendy area brimming with terrific restaurants. Coco500 offers Mediterranean food in an intimate and casual setting, while Town Hall is big and bustling and serves New Orleans inspired fare.
There is something seriously wrong with me. I woke up sick Monday morning after a relaxing vacation in wine country. I felt like I’d been hit by an oncoming BART train. I literally hobbled down the stairs of our apartment and forced myself into the office. And thank the Lord that we have a quiet lounge room at work with comfortable couches to sleep. I took an hour nap in the afternoon, I was so tired. Who does that? Well apparently, I wasn’t the only one. Two other people were sleeping and one woman was doing yoga.
Dean picked me up from work at 5:15pm. I managed to take a shower, scarf down a handful of blueberries, then I slept straight until 7:30am this morning. Wait, I lie. I woke up momentarily because Dean asked if I wanted to watch the Warriors in double overtime and I said no, I was too beholden to my pillow and blanky.
I think I was born without an immune system.
One of the best things about taking a staycation is hanging out with friends! We bumped into friends while we were at Cornerstone Gardens. And we spent time with my friend Patricia and her daughter Chloe who live in Sonoma. Their dog Lola was throwing herself at Dean. Hilarious! She’s so good natured I asked Dean if we could get a mastiff. He said no.
It’s so nice to get out of the city and see lawns and backyards! I told Dean we should look into buying property in wine country and he said we need to focus on purchasing our primary residence first! Boo. Dean’s such a naysayer.
I am melting in this heat! We are taking it slow with the wineries. Yesterday, we only managed to go to 2 (B.R. Cohn and VJB). I needed to get back to the hotel and spend quality time napping by the pool!
Call this number 707-343-1384 and make a reservation now. Do it today. Make a point to come to Sonoma over the weekend and have lunch or dinner at the Glen Ellen Star which opened in 2012. It is phenomenal. The chef hails from French Laundry and New York’s Daniel and Picholine.
Dean and I agreed it was one of the best meals we’ve had…hands-down the best meal we’ve had all year. Quite a declaration from a couple who eats out all the time.
I forgot to take pictures, I was too busy having an orgasm with every single bite of the caramelized golden beets, the margherita pizza, and the cooked-to-perfection duck. The duck was so good it was like eating Ad Hoc‘s fried chicken, but fattier and tastier. Holy shit. I was like, this duck is seriously the best thing I’ve ever eaten in my life. Note that the duck was the special for the night, so not sure you’ll see it on your menu. We topped off our meal with their homemade ice-cream. Way too decadent. It was like they’d blended peanut butter and stuck it in the freezer. I’d pass on their ice-cream flavors. Not a fan.
The service was spot on, the restaurant is totally lively, and well, the food can’t be beat. GO NOW!
It was 89 degrees today in Sonoma. I hear it was 85 in San Francisco. Incredible.
We spent the day wandering around Cornerstone Gardens. Cannot believe I’ve never been. I felt like it was a little piece of Burning Man in wine country: art sculptures, galleries, wine, and a ton of sun. In one of the exhibits, you could write a wish on a piece of ribbon and hang it onto the sculpture. Dean and I had the same wish; we have been praying so very hard recently. Cornerstone reminds me of Di Rosa. Both places exhibit wonderful art in wine country. Gosh, there is so much to do in the Bay Area. We are damn lucky to live here.
I often come across a link or post that isn’t worthy of a dedicated post on my blog. It’s really best for me to tweet these things, but then a lot of people who read my blog don’t necessarily subscribe to Twitter so then they’d be missing out. So I figured I’d just compile some of these little tiny topics into a series called Blurbs for the Brain.
Here’s a 3 and a half minute enlightening video on How the Internet Works. Fantabulous!
One of the blogs I follow is Jason Shen’s The Art of Ass-Kicking. As an entrepreneur, he doles out a bunch of insight that’s particularly useful for people who want to start up their own business, but I still find interesting even though I’m a total corporette. He wrote a post titled Startup Founders: Don’t Forget to Sell the Dream. Read the example pitch he gives for Airbnb and some parting thoughts below. But click on the link above for the full post.
“Airbnb enables people to live richer lives, where their extra space allows them to be with their children, take more vacations and save for retirement. We transform travel accommodations from cold, sterile rooms to amazing experiences with locals in unique spaces. How will we become a billion dollar company? Airbnb will host more travelers than the entire Hilton hotel chain with 5,200 locations around the world, without having to manage a single piece of property. We will be the future of travel.”
It’s a little different right? It’s much more than just making money. An investor, like a founder, wants to be a part of something that is really going to change the world. Something to be proud of. Something that they can say “Yeah, I invested to those guys/gals when they were just getting started because I saw the potential in what they could create and the impact they could have on the world”
Now again, I want to emphasize that 90% of your pitch should be about the nitty gritty of your business. But don’t fail to include that 10% of a dream.