Shop Small Business Saturday, November 30, 2013

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We are members of FINE BUSINESS NETWORKING and are thrilled to be participating in Small Business Saturday on November 30, 2013. We own small businesses in Fairfield County, CT. Please support us and other small businesses in your community. Our offers are a wonderful savings to you and we wish to extend them from November 27 through December 31, 2013. Please share these offers with your friends, family and co-workers. If you own a small business and would like to join us for our free monthly networking meetings, please email Eva Greenwald at

Award-winning Eva’s Best Travel and Cruises, customizing travel to resorts, land tours, cruises, air+hotel packages, vacation home, villa and condo rentals. Small Business Offer: $75 AMEX Gift Card when you or family and friends book and travel with us for 7 or more days. Call:
203-221-3171, 888-499-7245.To get weekly travel special e-newsletters Find us on Facebook:

In Synchrony LLC, get 15% off $350 for the upcoming Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program starting with a Free Introduction on 12/19/13 or 1/9/14 in Rowayton, CT. The same discount applies for a second location in Newtown, CT. Contact Sheila Wall at 203.216.6243 or for further details. Website:

Fenwick Advisors, New Canaan, CT, FREE Consultation & Plan Review, Contact Evan Lister, FA, 203-984-2333,

Your Mind in Bloom, LLC’s gift to you for Small Business Saturday is one hour free of our tutoring services, one per client and new clients only, email:, phone 203-414-5176
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The Axxess Group, LLC: Marketing Strategy for Small Business. Get a FREE one hour consultation to check your marketing health as we enter the New Year. 203-923-2098/203-807-0170, Website: / Overview:

TouchPoint Experience, the consulting firm focused on helping customers improve the customer experience to drive positive word-of-mouth, is offering a complimentary one-hour phone consultation with Janet Huetteman, management consultant. Call 203-454-4870 or e-mail to arrange a time, visit for more information.

Larry Russick Organizing: Small Business Saturday Offer: First Hour FREE on an Organizing project: Kitchen, Family Room, Attic, Photos, Home Office, Mail Mess, Closet, Bathroom, Basement, Junk drawer, Tools, Holiday Paraphernalia, Guest Room. “Peace of Mind was Never so Easy”. Just a call or email away: 203-685-2839, The fine print: Minimum 3 hours. Offer is good for bearer and one friend. Expires Jan 1, 2014.

Chloe’s Soy Candles, LLC specializes in aromatherapy and seasonal candles, candle making workshops, and fundraisers for not-for-profit fundraisers. Visit our website at and enter coupon code FREESHIP13 to receive free shipping through December 31,2013. Like us on Facebook: Contact us via phone, 203.665.8332 or to schedule a candle making party or coordinate a fundraiser for your organization!

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How to Save $2500 on Your Honeymoon

How to Save $2500 on Your Honeymoon

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Want to save about $2500 on your honeymoon? Call us at Eva’s Best Travel and Cruises. We will customize your honeymoon to make it that unique, amazing, “once in a lifetime” trips. We’ll save you a lot of time, money and frustration over doing it online. How do you save an additional $2500?

After we plan your amazing honeymoon, you go on our website and create your free, online honeymoon registry. Register your cruise, tour or land vacation honeymoon as well as any upgrades, shore excursions, tours, romantic specialty dining, spa services, even a helicopter flight-seeing tour from the comfort of your home. The list is endless and unique to you.

Invite your friends and family to view your registry. Just like any other gift registry, all they need to do is choose from a list as their gifts to you make this dream your vacation. No gift wrapping. No toaster ovens. No running to the stores. It’s that easy!

Spend your gift money! On average, you can receive up to an extra $2500 to spend on your trip. So, remember that private butler or concierge!

Don’t forget to share the joy. The registry features great tools too. Create your own website and tell your story. Keep your friends and family up-to-date with blogs and a photo gallery.
Let your family and friends give you the gift of a wonderful honeymoon. It’s fun. It’s free. It’s so 21st Century.

At Eva’s Best Travel and Cruises, it is an honor and privilege to help you plan your honeymoon, destination wedding, vow renewal, romantic trip or anniversary. We will save you a lot of time, money and frustration and we handle every detail for you. Call us today at: 203-221-3171, 888-499-7245,

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Packing Tip #1: Garment Bags

PACKING TIP #1: Garment Bags

A good rolling suitcase is better than a shoulder bag. Save your strength and energy for when you get to your destination. Keep your good clothes in the plastic bags from the dry cleaners. Keep them right on the hanger, including pants and put them right in the closet at your hotel or cruise ship. If its an extra fancy dress or shit, stuff the sleeves with acid-free tissue. Bundle each outfit by day into hanger groups and fold them into a Z shape. Always put shoes in a shoe bag, toe to heel so they don’t scuff.

At Eva’s Best Travel and Cruises, we customize travel for you at resorts, land tours, cruises, air+hotel packages and vacation home, villa and condo rentals. We will save you a lot of time, money and frustration over booking online. We handle every detail for you before, during and after your trip. And if anything should go awry while you are away, you call us and we handle it for you. Call us today: 203-221-3171, 888-499-7245,

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“Scholartrips” Contest for HS and College Students

Scholartrips Contest for HS and College Students

We are thrilled to be partnering with Allianz Global Assistance, our travel insurance provider, in the ScholarTrips contests to provide funding to students who want to study abroad. So far they have awarded over $65,000 in travel scholarships. Call us for more details, Eva’s Best Travel and Cruises at: 203-221-3171 or 888-499-7245.

Right now they are awarding ten $1500 scholarships for volunteer and study abroad programs to students ages 14-21. The contest runs until November 15th. Students need to record and edit a 60-90 second video answering this question: What do you expect o learn from your experience traveling abroad or volunteering away from home? Then they should go to to see where to send the video and use social media to encourage people to vote. The top 30 videos with the most votes will move to the finalist round where travel experts will decide on the ten winners. No purchase is necessary to win.

Allianz Global Assistance is our wonderful partner for travel insurance. We recommend it for all of our travelers because they reimburse 100% of your trip if you have to cancel due to illness or employment. They cover all pre-existing conditions if you purchase the insurance by the time of final payment. They also offer very comprehensive coverage of emergency transportation, medical, baggage and flight issues.

Please call us, Eva’s Best Travel and Cruises for all of your travel planning and travel insurance needs. We customize travel for our discerning clients at resorts, land tours, air+hotel packages, vacation home, villa and condo rentals: 203-221-3171 or toll free at: 888-499-7245. We will save you a lot of time, money and frustration over booking online.

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Sea of Love Same Sex Commitment Cruise Celebration


We are thrilled to partner with Norwegian Cruise Line on the first ever Sea of Love Commitment Cruise Celebration, September 27-October 4, 2014 on the Norwegian Getaway. This beautiful new ship will leave from Miami and call on St Maarten, St Thomas and Nassau. The ceremony will be held in St Thomas on October 1, 2014.

The Island Chic Celebration will include:
• Pre-cruise coordination with an Event Planner
• One hour hot and cold buffet
• Two hour open bar
• Themed décor
• Decorated theme tables
• Theme party décor and costumes
• Cupcakes
• Champagne Toast
• Steel Band Caribbean Party Music
• Photographers for group pictures at the reception

The Commitment Ceremony will include:

• Pre-cruise coordination with an Event Manager
• Roundtrip transportation for the couple
• Beautiful beach ceremony venue in St Thomas
• Flags down the beach
• Décor
• Officiant
• Romantic vows
• Two Exotic Wedding Leis
• Keepsake Wedding Certificate
• Steel Band paying pre and post ceremony
• Photographer for the Ceremony for group photos

Prices per person/double occupancy start at $1299 for an Interior Stateroom. Taxes are an additional $115 per person. Airfare is additional Call us, Eva’s Best Travel and Cruises, for details and to book your space: 203-221-3171, 888-499-7245,

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Costa Rica and Nicaragua: The RIU Palace and the RIU Guanacaste

Costa Rica and Nicaragua – The RIU Palace and RIU Guanacaste

Your Costa Rica dream can become a reality, call me: Eva’s Best Travel and Cruises: 203-221-3171, 888-499-7245,,

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Day two of my glorious stay in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. We were being hosted by the wonderful, luxury RIU chain from Spain. What makes them a luxury chain is not the price tag, but the beautiful resorts, the delicious gourmet food, the excellent, friendly and attentive service, the fun and varied daily activities and the lively nightly entertainment. Both of these wonderful resorts cater to couples, families, multi-generation families and hold numerous weddings and other events, even sales meetings.

The RIU Palace Costa Rica is a new luxurious all inclusive resort that opened in November 2012 on Matapalo Beach near Tamarindo. It hwas 538 suites and junior suites, with 4 specialty restaurants – a steakhouse, Japanese, Italian and gourmet , 5 bars including a 24 hour Lounge Bar, spa and fitness center, 24 hour room service, free wifi, patisserie and ice cream parlor, fully stocked minibar, 5 conference rooms and the 4 swimming pools, with the largest and longest pool I have ever seen. It was a lot of fun taking aquacize class in the mornings. The instructors were young, sexy male dancers from the shows and boy did they have the moves.

It was very laid back and relaxing. Our suite was very large with fresh flowers and towels turned into swans every day. Very romantic! Breakfast was a very large buffet of everything imaginable for breakfast, including to-order omelets, Costa Rican cuisine, healthy juices and smoothies from the freshest fruit picked in Costa Rica.
It is a short walk through the lush gardens with beautiful flowers and gorgeous butterflies to the black sand beach. Yes, black sand from the volcanes. Very different. Watersports were available through the Watersports shop located at the RIU Guanacaste right next door. Very convenient. They also have a water taxi to to Coco Beach, 20 minutes away.

Walked over the to RIU Guanacaste, where you have exchange privileges from the RIU Palace. It is also beautiful, lush, expansive, more fountains, gardens, pools. Had a cool water Jacuzzi built as an alcove in the side of the pool. Heavenly! While the RIU Palace has a very modern look, the RIU Guanacaste has a more traditional, Spanish colonial look and feel. It has 701 guestrooms, 5 bars including the swim up bar, 4 specialty restaurants and the main buffet restaurant and 5 conference rooms. As we walked around just exploring we naturally got hungry and thirsty and there was always something healthy, fresh and delectable.

From there we went a few steps outside the resort to a street filled with lovely shops, the casino, the disco and the large conference center. I am very susceptible to mosquito bites and am happy to report that there were lots of beautiful and colorful butterflies and birds but few mosquitoes!

Back to the RIU Palace and to the wonderful swim up bar. It’s a very friendly crowd and the caiparinhas were wonderful. A lot of Americans, Latin Americans and an lively international crowd. It was beautiful to watch sunset from the pool – it came at 6pm each night, at least 1 hour earlier than on the East Coast.

Showered, changed, went over to the gourmet Tucan restaurant for a wonderful 4 course meal. I love seafood and there were wonderful choices including cerviche, shrimp and lobster everything. The wine was freeflowing of course! The surroundings were beautiful and the service was wonderful. I’m in heaven!

After dinner it’s a few steps to the outdoor theatre with lovely Costa Rican singers and dancers. The costumes were very ornate – move over Dancing with the Stars. Thank goodness the theatre area has overhead fans – it is pretty warm outside. After the show there was live music for dancing, then a short stroll back to our resort for after dinner drinks and desserts. It was just a wonderful, full, relaxing day full of fun, great food, service and the natural beauty of the area and of the two resorts. Of course this is a working trip so I was happy for the free wifi back in my room as I continued working with my clients.

Call me for our wonderful deals at RIU properties and all all-inclusive resorts: 203-221-3171, 888-499-7245,

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