Congrats to Naomie from @kidsanddeals for winning the Arbonne Relax & Rejuveniate Gift set! Enjoy your products!!
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All of these great products can be yours just by playing Jonesie’s Vacation House Hunters Giveaway! If you haven’t seen the show, check out the quick summary here.
Here’s how you play; it’s really easy.
1) Read the descriptions below of possible trips we’ll be taking next month.
2) Comment with your best guess. Each comment equals one entry. (You don’t have to guess correctly to win.)
3) Tweet about the giveaway then link back here for another entry. Your tweet should read, “Enter to win a Arbonne Relax & Rejuvenate Gift Set from JusticeJonesie.com.”
4) Follow me on Twitter for another entry, then comment.
5) Become a new follower of this blog, then comment.
One winner will be selected at random on Wednesday, 6/22. The winner will have 24 hours to claim her prize so make sure you leave a method of contact in your comment(s) such as your twitter account or email addy.
Now, in my best Suzzane Whang voice, where will the Jonesie’s go? Here are the three options:
1) With plenty of family in Haiti, including the current Minister of Tourism as my uncle, Haiti was an obvious choice. My kids will have plenty of cousins their ages there, we can all practice our French and Creole, and we would be fully emerged in the cultural experience. We would spend part of our time in northern Haiti in a beautiful place called Labadee, and some more time at a private, all inclusive, resort island called Abaka Bay where we can walk from our villa to the sand in two steps. (Yes, these places do exist in Haiti!) We would split those two trips by spending the rest of our time in Port-au-Prince. The concerns with Haiti include needing security and a car which cost added expenses, there are very limited options with regards to vacation homes (and I don’t want to impose my three kids at anyone’s house for an extended amount of time), and quite frankly, hardly any reconstruction has happened in Port-au-Prince since the earthquake. Still, both my trips were memorable and wonderful and I would love for my kids to visit.
2) There’s also the beautiful island of Puerto Rico where my BFF has lived in San Juan for the past two years. Seems like every time we talk she’s telling me about a tropical rain forest she spent the day at, or how beautiful the homes in Historic San Juan are, and the beaches. Of course, the beaches. Her place is not big enough for all of us so we definitely would have to rent a house. And since PR has a constant flow of tourists, vacation homes are abundant. Only problem is securing a place! Getting a property manager or homeowner to call you back was like getting an act of Congress passed. (Typical island buffoonery!!) If PR is the place, we would spend two weeks in San Juan and then another two in Rincon, a popular tourist mountain town on the far west coast of the island. And since PR is a U.S. territory we would not need to worry about passports! But…, PR is at the highest end of our budget and we wouldn’t be forced to speak Spanish so we may come back speaking just as much Spanish as we did before we left. And if a toilet breaks while we are in a home? Forget about it! Could take six weeks just to get a call back.
3) Mexico, the mother-land. We could spend a couple of days in Mexico City, Mexico and visit with my family that the kids have never met, do a tour of the pyramids, and enjoy the city. After the big city, it’s off to San Miguel de Allende located in central Mexico about four hours driving from Mexico City. San Miguel is a popular tourist area for those seeking art, culture, delicious food, and a good population of ex-pats that have totally embraced their new lives. No car is needed as you can catch a cab from your house to the center of town or to the end of town, all for a flat rate of $2.oo USD. There is horseback riding for kids, art classes, spanish classes, and cooking classes all for less than $5.00 a session! (Makes me want to say, Ole!) But, there’s no beach, not sure how much my kids will enjoy art, Spanish, and cooking for almost a month, and you need a passport. Not to mention, it would take almost an entire day of travel to get from Florida to Mexico since we would have to drive six to seven hours south to fly out of Miami to save significant traveling pesos.
Where will we go? The islands of Haiti or PR? Or, back to the motherland of Mexico? Take your best guess!