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    Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

    During our stay at The Island in Fort Walton Beach, the Director of Sales provided us with tickets to the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Conveniently located in Fort Walton Beach, the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is dedicated to educating, entertaining, and inspiring our guests to respect and preserve wildlife by providing unique and memorable experiences for visitors of all ages to connect with marine life. It is a popular attraction for visitors in Fort Walton Beach, Destin and the surrounding areas, and for good reason! I did not feel our trip would be complete without experiencing the outdoor aquarium, so we arrived 54 minutes before opening and secured an excellent…

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    Tour of the Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard

    We had such a great time on our recent trip to Sandestin, Florida, and a big part of that was our relaxing, hospitable stay at the Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard. But don’t take our word for it…check out our video tour that we just put up on YouTube!

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  • Boss Mom Tips,  Travel

    How to Hack SeaWorld Mom Style

    How to Hack SeaWorld Mom Style Family vacations are typically planned as a once a year event that kids look forward to, all while placing a toll on mom and dad’s budget. But how would you feel if you could take a summertime family vacation weekly for a fraction of the cost? This is the story all about how I  was able to hack Sea World saving money on everything A-Z… including free parking! Let’s start with the logistics of the financial maneuvers. Children whom age between about three and five are eligible for a “Preschool Card,” this will need to be done by the month of May for your…

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    Residence Inn: Going Above and Beyond with Customer Service

    We had such a great time in Sandestin and thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Residence Inn. But in addition to the fun in the sun that we enjoyed there, I want to tell you about how wonderful the customer service was at the Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard, and how much easier it made my trip. As all working moms know, it is never all fun and games. When you own a business you sometimes have to work, even when you’re on vacation! I’ve enjoyed the freedom of this trip, but I have still had to make sure that I meet the deadlines that keep my clients generating leads.…

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  • Boss Mom Tips,  Moms in business

    Could My Hobby Turn Into A Career?

    So you have a passion, but you also have a stable job. If you are working full-time and working a job or hobby on the side that you love, it can be tempting to simply quit and devote all of your time to the work you truly care about. However, keeping your day job for a while may be the best advice as you work to make your dreams a reality. Check out these tips for deciding if your passion could be your own small business.   Do the math. Unless you already have enough money for a start-up business saved in the bank, you will need to keep your…

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    Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard: Day Two

    We had so much fun on our first day at the Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard, we were really ready for day two! The complimentary breakfast was once again hot and ready for us as soon as we got up. There was so much to choose from: scrambled eggs and egg whites, hard boiled eggs, breakfast meats of sausage or bacon, brie, fresh fruit, hot and cold cereal with a variety of toppings for the hot cereal, breakfast pastries and bread and of course the make your own waffles that Residence Inn is noted for! After breakfast we walked around the property to see all of its features. We saw…

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    Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard: Day One

    Sandestin, Florida is located in northwest Florida. With beautiful white sandy beaches and an emerald green ocean, this charming resort community is a popular attraction for tourists, and they are ready for them, with 1,300 accommodations. We decided to forego the fancy resorts on our stay, though, and instead stay in the family-friendly Residence Inn Sandestin at Grand Boulevard. This modern property offers easy access to  and the village of Baytowne Wharf. My first impression was, “What a great location!” Although the property is not on the beach, there are several public beach areas just a short drive away, and the property is within walking distance of Baytowne Wharf, with…

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    Jekyll Island Club Resort

    Jekyll Island in Georgia bills itself as “…a beautiful blend of serenity and discovery,” and they are not wrong. With long beaches and historic ruins, the island is located just a few miles from St. Simons Island, Sea Island and Brunswick. The island boasts multiple lodging options, including the beautiful Jekyll Island Club Resort  where we were fortunate to stay for a few days. It was a long drive from Ocean City, Maryland to the island, but it was well worth the drive. We arrived late at night due to traffic issues, so I didn’t have a chance to really see the property when we got there. What I did…

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    The Benefits of Using an Executive Recruiter

    The Benefits of Using an Executive Recruiter As a Human Resources department manager, your plate may already be full! Depending on the size of your organization, Human Resources roles may include a variety of duties. Including, but not limited to: recruiting, hiring, training, team building activities, employee relations, policy management, payroll, job benefits, and other administrative tasks. Just to name a few. Your busy Human Resources Department could always use some support, an Executive Recruiter could do just that to help company advancements. In general, there is a broad perception within the Executive Recruiting industry that portrays the relationships between Human Resources managers and Executive Recruiters to be a bit,…

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    Ocean City

    I feel compelled to write a blog about my hometown and my visit there last week with my daughter. As I drove over the route 50 bridge and saw the “Welcome to Ocean City” sign, I felt as if I had never left. We were blessed to be staying with a dear friend and business partner and her husband. They warmly welcomed us to their 5th floor condominium a few feet off the beach–and what a view of the Atlantic Ocean we had! I want to tell you about my happy place first, the beach. I love the sand and the ocean and does my Mini Me. We get up…