with Linda Kedy
Memories from Our Guests
Lisa: We enjoyed our stay at Linda's Ocean-Front Condo. The condo was clean and comfortable. Linda's condo has a beautiful view of the two pools and of the ocean that is just across the street from her place. There is even a private deck off of her living room. There are many restaurants and shops near by. It was a very convenient location. We would definitely stay here again!
Erica: Linda was such a fabulous and gracious host. We felt like we were at home away from home. Great beach access too!
Elsa: Linda is an amazing hostess! Very welcoming and accommodating. Her place is very cozy and artsy. Easy access to private beach and great amenities such as pool, gym, and laundry facilities. Definitely recommend her private room.
Sonja: Linda was an excellent host! She gave us plenty of recommendations for things to do in the area and good restaurants. The room was very clean and spacious and we had a private bathroom. The location is also ideal, just across the street from the beach. Two thumbs up!
Shaung: Linda's condo is very clean and right across the street from a private access to the beach. The balcony view of the pool and beach was a pleasant surprise in late evenings and early mornings. We had a wonderful stay and Linda was very accommodating. Myself and 4 kids actually slept comfortably in the bedroom and had access to our own bathroom. Access to the kitchen and fridge allowed for us to prepare a couple meals at home. We would definitely stay here again.
Melissa: Linda's place was literally across the road from the beach! What a treat. Her patio looks over the pools with a view of the ocean. Linda was kind and welcoming. Her place was clean and comfortable. She had great suggestions for local food and nightlife. The bedroom was great and included its own full bath connected to the room. Conveniently located off the main road (98) and close to the shopping center, but also quiet and peaceful. A great beach getaway!
Petr: We stayed in a room in apartment that was 5 minutes from the beach. Area is very nice and water and sand are beautiful. Just 2 minutes drive to grocery store and premium outlet. Good location. Had wonderful time!
George: Excellent host and a wonderful person, condo across the road next to beach, can see and feel the ocean.
Luxury 5-star all-inclusive resorts throughout Mexico.Years ago I purchased a package that gives me 100 weeks at any Palace Resort. Not sure what I was thinking at the time as I'll never use all those weeks, so here is your opportunity....you can buy my weeks(s) at the dates of your choosing at a fraction of the regular resort rate!! Click here to request more information.
The packages offer two free massages, two free manicures, two free pedicures, unlimited tours, free airport transportation, and free access to all other Palace properties! All food and beverages, non motorized water sports and free scuba lessons are also included. Palace Resorts are the most beautiful and exclusive resorts on the Mayan Riviera and one of the top ten all-inclusive resorts in the world! Other amenities include: A fully equipped sports marina offers diving, kayaking, and paddleboats. Add six tennis courts, two basketball courts, two fitness centers, beach volleyball, miniature golf, billiards, bicycles, and in-line skates and you have got little reason to leave. Restaurants and Bars- Ten Restaurants; Two Lobby bars; Two swim-up bars; Discotheque.
Amenities: Phone, Air Conditioning, Cable TV, Satellite TV, Microwave, Refrigerator, Ice Maker, Linens provided, Jetted Tub in Bath, Private Hot Tub, Pool (shared)
Activities (on site or nearby): Hiking, Golf, Tennis, Fitness Center, Gym, Fishing, Shopping, Restaurants, Sightseeing, Swimming, Snorkeling/Diving, Boating, Sailing, Waterskiing, Windsurfing, Parasailing, Jet SkiingMexico: Cozumel, Cancun, Isla Mujeres, Riviera Maya, Riviera Nayarit, Dominican Republic: Punta Cana
Gratitude Recap June 1, 2015
It has been ages since I sent out a newsletter and so many great things have been happening in my life that it’s tough to know where the journey started. I guess it all really started last fall, when I had the Mac truck run me down - not literally of course - and knew that it was time to move on from the US to new horizons.
The first little feathery tickle came when I received by US citizenship after just 27 years and was asked to renounce all loyalty to my birth country (England) and the country I love the most (Israel).
The second wake-up call, which felt more like a brick on the side of the head, was when I had my astro-cartography (life map, according to the planets) reading, and discovered that I’d spent the past 21 years in a place perfect for personal transformation (exactly the amount of time I’d been working with Tony Robbins). It also happened to be the place where I was least likely to have have a successful love relationship.
The third wake-up call was when I made a decision to sell my Florida condo and search for places on this planet more conducive to my overall well being. This wake-up call had the opposite effect and I actually found myself sleeping soundly at night for the first time in many years. I’ve since found that my ability to sleep well at night is directly related to those places on the map where my planets align.
So, before setting off for faraway lands, I joined by Salsa dance friends and danced my way through an awesome 7-day Caribbean cruise with 175 other great dancers. When you dance that many hours a day you can happily enjoy the extraordinary several course nightly dinners with no guilt (or weight gain)!
In April of this year I set off on my 2015 Year of Discover adventure, to check out the places on the planet pinpointed by my astro-cartography map. My condo sold, my personal effects took off in a POD to somewhere in Pensacola, I drove down to Tampa, left my car with my dear friend Robert, and boarded the Vision of the Seas for my first Transatlantic cruise - thank you Royal Caribbean for bumping me up to Platinum status!
First stop was Key West, my first time there in 25 years, followed by eleven days at sea. Next stop Madeira, Portugal (although it’s actually an island in the Atlantic off the coast of Africa). What a beautiful, clean, flowery and incredibly inexpensive place. After that was Gibraltar where my good friend and colleague, Michael, and I hiked to the top of the rock - it’s really really high and steep with an incredible view, and sore gluten after a 7+ hour hike. The following day we docked in Malaga and did another 7+ hour hike to the fort at the very top of the hill (mountain?). Every night I worked through the soreness in my butt by dancing for hours, including joining a group of passengers to learn and perform the Michael Jackson “Thriller” dance!
I also volunteered and presented two workshops on board, “Balancing Business with Life” and “Communication in Relationships”. Many of the passengers had the balancing piece down pat as they virtually live on cruise ships, explaining that around $100/day for accommodation, food and great entertainment is far less than they would pay in an assisted living facility, and they get to travel the world to boot. Great idea!
The cruise terminated in Barcelona where I sent a few days in an AirBnB on the 3rd floor next to the famous Boqueria market on La Rambla. As they apparently don’t cont the first two “principal” floors, this was actually up 105 stairs - with 3 heavy suitcases for a 3-6 month trip!
Then I took a train to Sitges, about 30 miles southwest of Barcelona, and the first spot on my new “destination map”. Here I rented a room with a girl I’d met a couple of years ago, a wonderful single mom with two found boys. This time it was only up 65 stairs! My week here was fabulous, especially as my Salsa dance friends, Karen & Hector, happened to be there for a few days and introduced me to a bunch of their really cool friends. This is such a beautiful historic town with its cobbled passages, large gay community, seven beaches, sparkling clean streets, abundant sunshine, fresh local foods, and my ability to sleep well. A definite consideration for the next phase of my life.
Next stop was Israel, where I’ve been for the four weeks. This is such a unique country - from the 24-hour hustle and bustle of Kerem HaTemanim, where I stayed in Tel Aviv, loud people, non-stop noise, garbage in the streets, stoners everywhere, to folk dancing and free workout facilities on the beach, incredible fresh fruits, vegetables, fish, spices in the Carmel market (30 seconds from the apartment), and the beautiful beach promenade running the length of the city, with really sexy men and women looking good in mini swimwear.
It was great to meet my great-niece, Yan, on my sister’s moshav, where we can walk in her olive grove or just go into the front yard to pick every imaginable fruit, vegetable or herb.
I took a brief weekend trip to Eilat on the Red Sea to visit my friend Haim, formerly from my home town of Destin Florida, and his wife and baby girl. We went to Dolphin beach - amazing at feeding time - and I saw the unbelievable development since I lived down there 36 years ago. We also had a “hamsin” (hot desert wind) that day and the temperature hit 49C (120F) - that’s hot!!.
I took another trip up to Haifa in the northern Carmel area - here I experienced an amazing journey with one of my clients, a shamanic healer, and also got to visit and spend time with his beautiful family in the Arab village of O-Sophia. What a trip!
Having many Israeli coaching clients, each of whom thought they were the only one interested in personal growth, and having a strong desire to make a difference in their country, I felt it was important and valuable to bring them all together to create a strong force for good. We created the Tony Robbins Israeli Power Group and I was privileged to be the inaugural speaker at their launch last week. It was a powerful networking event for all and a great opportunity for relationships and partnerships to be formed.
Best of all was the most wonderfully loving time I was able to spend with my daughter, Marsha, whether on her brief downtime at the beach, or in the Porto Wine Bar that she runs so beautifully that her clients stop by just to visit with her any time they’re in the area. I did not sleep well in Israel, so that’s probably not a possible permanent location for me.
Right now I’m flying over the Black Sea on the way to Istanbul, and from there to London. The plan is to visit with my brothers and their families, crew Business Mastery in London, and have my first high school reunion with a few of my school friends for the first time in (I won’t say how many!) decades.
Check my Facebook page for loads of great pictures from this amazing journey.
I’m grateful for two of the companies that have made travel more affordable - AirBnB and Uber. Then, of course, there are the cruise lines with their repositioning cruises in the spring and fall, when they move their ships, for example between the Caribbean and Europe, to seasonal locations and offer amazing deals for these trips.
AirBnB offers accommodations from beautiful homes to a mattress in the garage, and everything in between - if you haven’t yet discovered this great way to travel, go to this link and download the App.
Uber is a wonderful private taxi service, at a fraction of the cost of conventional taxis, where you can order a ride, get details of the vehicle, driver, time of arrival, and watch your car as it approaches - download the App, use code lindak56 and your first ride is free!
More to follow later in the year!!