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Why I chose to receive the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine

I know that there is quite a bit of debate on either taking or choosing not to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. I deeply respect everyone who chooses not to receive the vaccine for whatever reasons they state. With that in mind, I wanted to share why I recently received my 2nd Pfizer …

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CDC announces fully vaccinated people may resume travel

On April 2, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a press release stating that fully vaccinated Americans may resume travel. ”Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) updated its travel guidance for fully vaccinated people to reflect the latest evidence and science. Given recent …

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Cancun tourist tax increase beginning April 1st

Beginning April 1st, 2021, you will be paying a little extra to visit Cancun. According to TravelMarket.com, “Tourists arriving in the Mexican state Quintana Roo, home to popular destinations such as Cancun, Playa del Carmen, and Riviera Maya, will have to pay an $11 travel tax beginning April 1. Foreign …

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis rejects vaccine passport

For months I’ve been sounding the alarm about so-called “Vaccine or COVID Passports”, but today Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) took a bold step to reject them. TheHill.com is reporting, “Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) vowed to take executive action this week banning “vaccine passports” that businesses and local governments …

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Palladium Riviera Maya Update Day 4

Day 4 here at the beautiful Grand Palladium Riviera Maya and neighboring TRS Yucatán and I’m overwhelmed. I’ve said it 1000 times, the spacious luxury accommodations, incredible food, perfectly landscaped grounds, and attentive staff makes a Palladium vacation unlike any other. The lobby of TRS Yucatán definitely has the “wow …

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Cruise no sail order extended until November

Fox 35 in Orlando is reporting, “The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday its no-sail order will remain in place until Nov. 1 for cruise ships despite a request from the Cruise Lines International Association to lift the order several months early.  The CLIA said it believes cruise …

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Palladium Riviera Maya Update Day 3

Hello and welcome to Day 3 of my visit to Palladium Riviera Maya (and TRS Yucatán!) Today has definitely been a day of food and relaxation! One of the best features of a vacation at any Palladium Hotel Group resort is the almost unlimited options of food choices! The best …

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Palladium Riviera Maya Update Day 2

Hello from the amazing Grand Palladium White Sand resort at Palladium Riviera Maya! It’s a thrill to be back at this home away from home. When AAA gives a resort a 4 diamond award, you can count on a perfect vacation experience! According to AAA,  “AAA Four Diamond Award. Each …

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Grand Palladium Riviera Maya Update

It’s great to return to Grand Palladium Riviera Maya to give you an update on what’s open, comments from guests, and to share some video with you! I’m getting a ton of requests on Facebook so stay tuned for the answers to your questions. My United flight left Jacksonville about …

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The Cruise Genius heading to Cancun

Yes, TheCruiseGenius is heading back to Cancun!  I’ll be bringing you an update on how the Grand Palladium Riviera Maya and Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres all-inclusive resorts are doing now that the COVID vaccinations are in full swing in the U.S. Before I go any further, I wanted to point …

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