TraveLiving: Creating Your Own Portable Lifestyle

Sunday 31st, May 2009


Making Sand Castles in Juan Dolio, DR

The Boys Make Sand Castles in Juan Dolio, DR

Dear Friends & Fellow Travelers,

Hi from our beautiful, beachfront suite in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, which we have booked for a month. Out our window is a white sand, turquoise water beach full of palm trees with sailboats and parasailers passing by. We plan to go for a swim with our kids in just a bit.

We've just finished 14 days of all-inclusive at two different posh resorts, and we promised to give you a report, which is below.

Finally, this month we're offering a FREE teleseminar on Tuesday, June 16th: Stepping Fully Into Private Practice. More on it below, but if you're ready to take this important step toward a Portable Lifestyle, sign up NOW at http://www.theportablelifestyle.com/stepfully.html.

Here's to a GREAT summer and we hope you'll step further into living the life you want of freedom during this time!

Abundant Travels,
            Jon & Kathryn

RESOURCES: **FREE** Teleseminar: Tuesday, June 16th

Kathryn Graphic smSolidifying your private practice, especially with an eye to making it virtual, is a big step toward a Portable Lifestyle. If you're ready to go full-on... Read More >>

TRAVEL: All-Inclusives -
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly!

In May, we stayed at two different resorts that were mandatory all-inclusive. We've never done it before, and here's our take... Read More >>

What Is Coachella?

Coachella Graphic smBack in April, Jon took a short trip back to California to meet up with our son Calvin for the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. The 3-day event has been consistently... Read More >>

Follow The Portable Lifestyle™
on Facebook & Twitter

If you'd like to connect with or follow us on Facebook or Twitter click on one or both of the icons below:

 

back to top

In this issue #5

RESOURCES: FREE Teleseminar: Tuesday, June 16th
Stepping Fully Into Private Practice with Kathryn Alice

Solidifying your private practice, especially with an eye to making it virtual, is a big step toward a Portable Lifestyle. If you're ready to go full-on into practice, don't miss this FREE teleseminar by someone who was seeing 10 clients a day before scaling back and considers her private practice the cornerstone of becoming the international expert & bestselling author she is today.

Kathryn Graphic Large
  • learn how to make a living SOLELY with your private practice
  • discover the SECRET of taking your practice national and even international EASILY
  • expand your idea of just HOW SUCCESSFUL you can be as a practitioner
  • gain practical knowledge on beginning with very little overhead
  • avoid 3 FATAL MISTAKES practitioners make that ensure failure
  • overcome BLOCKS you've had to succeeding
  • learn the ONE THING that will ensure quick expansion in your practice
  • get the know-how to take your practice VIRTUAL so you can work ANYWHERE
  • teaching time, Q & A, exercises, resources & homework

Register for this event here:

:
:

back to top

TRAVEL: All-Inclusives - The Good, the Bad & the Ugly!

In May, we stayed at two different resorts that were mandatory all-inclusive. We've never done it before, and here's our take.

THE GOOD:

- Buffets gone wild! If you pick an upscale resort, you'll be assured of as much good food and drink as you can ingest.

- Reasonable prices: if you add up how much you'd spend on entertainment, drinks, food, lodging and possibly child care, you usually will come out ahead with all-inclusive especially if you get a package that includes plane fare.

- Mindlessness: these places think of everything so you don't have to go anywhere or engineer a single thing. Menus are incredible, entertainment varied and dazzling, activities are aplenty (i.e. dance class, sailing, language lessons, aerobics, yoga, water volleyball, karaoke, snorkeling, windsurfing), and really, there's no need to leave the resort. We barely used our rental car.

THE BAD:

- Sameness: Even with a la carte restaurants, the food can get repetitive. The entertainment features many of the same faces and can become boring.

- Extrovertedness Required: Most all-inclusives don't offer room service and they even frown on taking food back to your room. Therefore, you're required to get out and mingle for dinner, and must physically trudge somewhere. Many resorts are so big, it requires a lot of walking. One resort we stayed in had a train to get around.

- Schedule: Many Portable Lifestylers love their freedom and all-inclusive can infringe on it. They have a schedule and if you want breakfast, you must be there by a certain time or you're stuck with lunch or snacks instead. If you're not a real joiner or eschew schedules, you might not love it.

- Business, ha! If regular resorts are slowly gearing up for us Portable Lifestylers, all-inclusives haven't got a clue. They're behind in offering business services since most visitors are strictly on holiday here. We had connectivity issues and the set-up was not ideal.

All-in-all, we DO recommend all-inclusive as a possibility, and we'll probably do it again. But we wouldn't want to do it too much and right now, we're recovering from too much activity and running to buffets.

back to top

What Is Coachella?

Coachella Graphic LargeBack in April, Jon took a short trip back to California to meet up with our son Calvin for the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival. The 3-day event has been consistently growing over the past 10 years into one of the foremost entertainment festivals around.

This year's event showcased popular bands such as The Cure, The Killers, and Paul McCartney as well as some of the best electronica and techno groups around including The Crystal Method, The Chemical Brothers, and dozens of others. All in all there were more than 100 music acts and 25 art installations over the course of the weekend.

Festivals like this are happening all over the Planet especially during the warmer months. If you are a fan of live music, electronic dance, and/or cultural art, consider looking into an event that may occur during your trip and plan around it. There's nothing like seeing one of your favorite acts in a foreign land. It's the perfect way to meet people sharing common interests in an unfamiliar place.

back to top