Pet Insurance - To Buy or
Not to Buy?
Where do you lie on the
question of pet medical insurance?
know that value of medical travel insurance (as well as
other insurance) for our clients as well as ourselves.
I've certainly used my medical travel insurance before,
and it saved me thousands in medical costs in the US.
I'm sure we all have great personal stories about the
value of insurance, and horror stories about those who
don't purchase insurance for peace-of-mind.
many of us, pets are such an important part of our
we'd do anything to keep them safe, healthy and happy.
We had pet
medical insurance for our previous dog, Dixie. About
a month after we adopted her (and purchased insurance)
we found a cancerous lump on her back. The insurance
more than paid for itself while we had her. So of
course, when we adopted Ralphie, we again purchased
has severe separation anxiety, and gets very excited
when she sees us or her "Grandma" and "Grandpa". Last
month, when arriving at Grandma and Grandpa's place, she
got excited and jumped off the back of the sofa. While
she had done this a hundred times before, this time she
let out a yelp, and started limping. We determined
pretty quickly that it wasn't broken and hoped it was
just a sprain that would heal. After a few weeks, it
didn't look like it was healing, as she was still
getting around (pretty well I might add) on 3 legs. We
took her to our vet, and X-rays determined that she
tore/broke a ligament in her upper back left leg. It is
the equivalent of our ACL injury.
|(L) Ralphie in the "recovery room" after surgery
(R) recovering Ralphie not impressed at the first
Well, she just had surgery
to repair the torn ligament and is starting her ten week
recovery. She is doing well, after a few rough nights
Thank goodness for some good drugs. Luckily we have a
fantastic vet who keeps in touch with us on her care
around the clock. Also, we have received the first
check from the pet insurance company to start covering
her treatments and surgery costs. I'm VERY impressed,
so I'll give a big compliment to Trupanion for helping
us to take care of our little Ralphie!
Honua Kai - The Perfect
"For this trip my wife and I wanted to plan a big family
vacation. We were traveling with our two sons, their
partners, and our two sweet granddaughters. We have
always stayed in the Wailea area when in Maui, and were
curious about what it would be like to stay in west
Honua Kai Resort & Spa surpassed all of our
expectations! There were activities for everyone with
the waterslide hitting a home run for the kids. Our
morning walks on the never ending Ka'anapali Beach
boardwalk were a great way to start our day.
We were surprised to discover that we didn't have to
leave the resort to enjoy activities such as snorkelling,
boogie boarding, stand-up paddle boarding and even
surfing when conditions permitted.
The large three bedroom three bathroom condo was a great
environment to enjoy each others company and wind down
after a busy day at the many pools and hot tubs located
within the property. Each couple had our own spacious
bathroom and space for some privacy in their bedrooms.
Four big screen TV's in the suite allowed our family
members with varied tastes, to relax with their
favourite shows as we wound down in the evening. Each
day we had a couple take their turn making dinner for
the family, so that even though we were in resort mode,
we didn't have daily large restaurant bills.
The Honua Kai checks every box on our list. The biggest
testimonial to a resort's success is its return
cliental, and we will most definitely be back!"
Kelly Marsh & Family, Kitimat, BC, Canada
Puerto Vallarta - Wedding Package
know that the Hilton Puerto Vallarta has an amazing
complimentary "Joy Package" for destination weddings or
vow renewal ceremonies. The regular package price is
over $1100 USD but is available to wedding parties
reserving 5 rooms for a minimum of 3 nights.
To see the Hilton Puerto Vallarta wedding package HERE.
El Cid Rewards Program!
loves to pamper our Travel Profressionals! Don't
sign up now for the generous El Cid Rewards
program for our valued travel agents. You will then
be able to enter your El Cid bookings and get a
generous number of points to redeem for a variety of
fabulous products in the online catalog!
Your tour operator as well as your direct bookings
apply for your El Cid Rewards points. You can
purchase online or get gift certificates for hundreds
of participating companies. We understand that
our business supports our success and we want to thank
you in a big way for booking our hotels in Mazatlán,
Riviera Maya and Cozumel.
Mazatlán Travel Guide:
Click HERE to view or download this great guide to
travel in Mazatlan.
Webinars - Hilton Puerto
This month, we have the following Webinars scheduled
Hilton Puerto Vallarta
. All webinars will be 30
minutes. We will also
include information on the Krystal properties in
Puerto Vallarta, Ixtapa and Acapulco. Click on the
links below to register.for the Hilton
Puerto Vallarta webinar.
Thursday, December 11, 10 am PT (noon CT)
Friday, December 12, 10 am PT (noon CT)
Name the great adults-only, roof-top lounge at the
Hilton Puerto Vallarta. It features a sushi chef, open
bar and amazing views! Click
here to enter your answer.
Winner from last month
Congratulations to Mona Thomson, of TierOne Travel, in
Calgary for winning last month's Photo Contest and a
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