Copyright © January 2004
Table of Contents
- Eat 12 Delicious Grapes...
Achieve Good Fortune...
Enjoy Your Prosperous New Year
by Robert Leggett
- Flight To Quality Announces
Affiliation With Orbitz
- Debarkation Day—What to Expect
by Marilyn King
- It's Wave Season!!
- Why is Now...the Best Time
to Visit the Americas?
- Hawaii Overview
by Frank Fargo
- Explore Hawaii
- St. Paddy's Party!...
Feilte Dhuibh Linne Teoranta
- Pamper Yourself in the New Age
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Eat 12 Delicious Grapes...
New Years Eve in Pilar de la Horadada, España? Eat 12 grapes? In the Town Square in front of
the Church there? Eat 1 grape per bell gong? Wha....?
Achieve Good Fortune...
Enjoy Your Prosperous New Year
This would not be visiting Times Square in New York City. This would not be party-hopping. This
would not be a planned event in a restaurant or social hall.
We arrived about 10:30pm. The streets were deserted. It was cold. There were lots of parking
spaces...even on the Square. We asked a small group in our broken Spanish, "Fiesta aqui esta noche?"
"Si...a las doce."
We hiked around a bit and noticed some bars with a few people inside but the entrance gates
closed...they would open up early next year. We peered into a British pub...which was open...and
decided to hike some more. We noticed a lot of right-hand drive British cars parked. We enjoy the
English-speaking movies in Pilar. We postered these windscreens with the upcoming movie. We like
Fran and support his endeavors.
Geee...it's still about an hour before the Big Event. Let's enjoy a bit of brandy in that pub. Oh...yes...just
the spot. We met Alex...an expat Brit who has lived here for many years. What an amazing source of
information...politics, politicians, real estate, culture...well-traveled. As the final 15 minutes of 2003
approached...we all walked across the street into the Square.
We were led to a line where they were passing out free bottles of celebratory bubbly, a bag of
celebratory paraphernalia, and a package containing 12 magical grapes...compliments of the Town. Tax
dollars at work...yea!
We strolled to the front of the Church, opened our bags of grapes and listened for the first gong. We
were told we must be patient and not get into the other goodies. It is tradition...do that after downing
the dozen grapes. Those gongs come in fairly rapid succession. Well...stuff my face! I did each grape
on time! Next year I'll do even better...I'll first empty the bag and hold all 12 grapes in one hand...hope
I don't break any traditions.
With all the celebrators about, it seemed a lot warmer than before...especially after all that celebratory
bubbly magically disappeared. We all got our first exercise in the New Year...throwing stringers,
blowing up and popping balloons, getting lei'd, huffing and puffing through noise-makers, putting on a
party hat with too short a string, fitting a mask under my glasses, and kissing/being kissed by a multitude
Alex, our cultural mentor, returned to the pub...and a celebratory meal...and later would go
bar-hopping. We were not sure what we would do. We had eaten beforehand. We met a 19-year-old
who may have been either Italian or Spanish. Very interesting guy...knew a little English, French, Italian,
German, but likely mostly Spanish. He might have become our next cultural mentor...but being 1:30am
we instead headed back north (or is it east)...I feel somewhat magnetically-challenged in the Costa
We were told this delightful Spanish New Years Eve event is disappearing. It is a shame. Our lives
need more generous outpouring of warmth and goodness. If we are near Pilar de la Horadada next
New Years Eve...we will enjoy another booster shot of generosity and goodness. And...yes...we are
already feeling good fortune coming our way. We will enjoy our Prosperous New Year.
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Debarkation Day—What to
All cruises come to an end eventually... It hardly seems fair you have to leave your ship when it feels
like your vacation just began. Days on a cruise fly by!
Debarkation process actually begins the day before you arrive at your ship's homeport. That day your
cabin steward delivers special luggage tags to your stateroom, along with Customs forms and
Be organized—avoid last-minute anxiety. First, you have to pack for home. Be sure you set aside
clothing to wear the next morning when you leave the ship. Put your passport or other proof of
citizenship, airline tickets, and medications into your hand luggage!
After packing, remove all old tags from your suitcases, except for
personal identification. Then attach the new debarkation tags (they are color- or number-coded
according to flight schedules). Follow provided instructions and place luggage outside your stateroom
door for pick up.
On debarkation morning your statement itemizing on-board charges is delivered before you rise. Check
it over for accuracy. Take care of any discrepancies in your on-board account before leaving the
ship—usually at the Purser's Desk. Finish packing your personal belongings, and leave your stateroom
by the appointed hour.
Room service is not available on most ships—however, breakfast is served in the main restaurant as well
as the buffet. After breakfast, there isn't much to do—so, wait comfortably in a lounge or on deck for
your tag color or number to be called.
Be patient—it takes a long time to unload and sort thousands of pieces of luggage. Debarkation
procedures can sometimes be drawn out by passengers who are unprepared. This is no time to
abandon your patience or sense of humor.
Passengers disembark by groups according to the color-coded tags placed on luggage the night before.
Those with the earliest flights get off first. If you have a tight connection, notify the Purser before your
last day—he or she may be able to arrange faster pre-clearing and debarkation for you.
All passengers must meet with Customs and Immigration officials before debarkation—either on the ship
or in the terminal. Each individual or family must complete a customs declaration, regardless of whether
anything was purchased abroad.
Sample Customs Declaration Form
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Declaration Form 6059B - Instructions Welcome to the United
Each individual arriving into the United States must complete the CBP Declaration Form 6059B. If you
are traveling with other immediate family members, complete one form per family unit. Please contact
your nearest port of entry to order the form.
Explanations for information fields are explained below.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Declaration Form - Front
1. Print your last (family) name. Print your first (given) name. Print the first letter of your middle
2. Print your date of birth in the appropriate day/month/year boxes.
3. Print the number of family members traveling with you (do not include yourself).
4. Print your current street address in the United States. If you are staying at a hotel, include the hotel's
name and street address. Print the city and the state in the appropriate boxes.
5. Print the name of the country that issued your passport.
6. Print your passport number.
7. Print the name of the country where you currently live.
8. Print the name of the country(ies) that you visited on your trip prior to arriving to the United
9. If traveling by airline, print the airline's name and flight number. If traveling by vessel (ship), print the
10. Mark an X in the Yes or No box. Are you traveling on a business (work-related)
11. Mark an X in the Yes or No box. Are you bringing with you:
a. fruits, plants, food, or insects?
12. Mark an X in the Yes or No box. Have you or any family members traveling with you
been in close proximity of (such as touching or handling) livestock outside the United States?
b. meats, animals, or animal/wildlife products?
c. disease agents, cell cultures, or snails?
d. soil or have you visited a farm/ranch/pasture outside the United States?
13. Mark an X in the Yes or No box. Are you or any family members traveling with you
bringing $10,000 or more in U.S. dollars or foreign equivalent in any form into the United States?
Read definition of monetary instruments on the reverse side of the form. Examples: coins,
cash, personal or cashier's check, traveler's checks, money orders, stocks, bonds. If yes, your
must complete the Customs Form 4790.
14. Mark an X in the Yes or No box. Are you or any family members traveling with you
bringing commercial merchandise into the United States?
Examples: all articles intended to be sold or left in the United States, samples used for
soliciting orders, or goods that are not considered personal effects.
15. If you are a U.S. resident, print the total value of all goods (including commercial merchandise) you
or any family members traveling with you have purchased or acquired abroad (including gifts for
someone else, but not items mailed to the United States) and are bringing into the United States.
Note: U.S. residents are normally entitled to a duty-free exemption of $800 on items
If you are a visitor (non-U.S. Resident), print the total value of all goods (including commercial
merchandise) you or any family members traveling with you are bringing into the United States and will
remain in the United States. Note: Visitors (non-U.S. Residents) are normally entitled to an
exemption of $100.
Declare all articles on this form. For gifts, please indicate the retail value. Use the reverse side of this
form if additional space is needed to list the items you will declare.
The U.S. Customs officer will determine duty. Duty will be assessed at the current rate on the first
$1,000 above the exemption.
Controlled substances, obscene articles, and toxic substances are generally prohibited
- Read the notice on the reverse side of the form.
- Sign the form and print the date.
- Keep the complete form with you and hand it to the CBP inspector when you approach the
Customs and Border Protection area.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Declaration Form - Back
Thank you, and Welcome to the United States.
Be prepared to pay whatever duties are owed directly to the customs inspector, with cash or check.
Then Customs forms are collected and passports/identification papers examined.
Once in the terminal, luggage is sorted by color or number. Locate yours and, if desired, flag down a
porter for assistance. Then, either proceed to your motorcoach, taxi, or retrieve your vehicle from the
parking lot. Relaxed and happy...after a great time at sea—your cruise is complete!
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10 nights from $799 (USD)
Sail away to paradise! Experience lush, tropical rainforests, waterfalls, volcanoes and some of the most
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Cruises Starting at $959 (USD)
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Most people feel lucky to explore just one Caribbean hide-away—but on this magical journey you have
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7 nights from $699 (USD)
Mexico is calling! Jubilant trumpets of a mariachi band, culture as warm and colorful as a sunset,
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9 nights from $2895 (USD)
Few places on earth match Norway's fjords. Glistening waterways carve through snow-capped
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Oslo with its Viking museums, and the Hanseatic seaport of Bergen.
Tahiti by Gauguin—Free Air on Selected Sailings
7 nights from $2835* (USD)—Air Inclusive
French Polynesia—maybe the ultimate destination!. With its almost mystical reputation and stunning
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Bermuda Cruise from Norfolk
7 nights from $780 (USD)
From the beaches surrounding King's Wharf to colorful St. George and everywhere in between. As a
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the pastel-painted cottages. Feel it in the soft pink sand under your feet. This is Bermuda, one of the
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Perhaps no other vacation destination has as many choices as Hawaii. Consisting of a chain of islands
most people tend to let the travel agent select their destination. Unless you have made repeated trips to
Hawaii, you may be missing the ideal site for your vacation. I have provided this short guide to the
islands, based on my many trips to all of the islands. Hopefully it will help you select the right place for
your next visit.
© 2003 by
The Hawaiian Islands were all formed by the same underwater volcano and the further north you go the
older the islands. The commercialization of Hawaii is also different on each island. Some islands have
large cities while some have scattered condos and hotels.
OAHU: Until a few years ago, all visitors flew into Honolulu airport and venturing to any other
island required another short flight. Today, major airlines fly into Oahu, Kauai, Maui, and the big island
of Hawaii. Oahu is dominated by Waikiki beach and the city of Honolulu. The oldest hotels in Hawaii
are on Waikiki beach. It is a crowded beach adjacent to a very large metropolitan city. Traffic is even a
problem. Highlights include Pearl Harbor, the Punchbowl crater, Sealife Park, and the Cultural Center.
There are much better destinations than Oahu. I avoid Oahu on all of my trips to Hawaii.
KAUAI: The garden island is beautiful and less hectic. The southern part of the island includes
resorts and golf courses. The east side is scattered hotels and small cities while the west side is the
breathtaking Napili coast. There is much to do on Kauai including traveling to the "Grand Canyon",
taking a boat trip to Napili, and cruising up the Waialua River. Kauai does not have the best beaches or
snorkeling sites, but is much more lay back and beautiful than some of the other islands.
MAUI: Called the "Best" of Hawaii, has the most to offer including snorkeling, the Halelukela
crater, Lahina city, shopping, golfing, etc. It is separated into East and West Maui which are two
separate craters. From Maui, you can see Lanai (about a 40 minute boat ride), and Molokai about 10
miles to the north. The Kaanapali Beach area is the oldest part of the island and contains a string of
hotels. In the past 15 years, the Wailua Beach area has developed into a high-end part of the island
with expensive hotels and exquisite golf courses. The scenery is beautiful, and the activities are
extensive. Most people should include Maui in their trip plans.
HAWAII: The big island is made up of two large 15,000 foot volcanoes and boasts the only
active volcano in the islands. It is very diversified and includes cattle ranches, live volcanoes, lust
tropical jungles, and dry coast lines with fine beaches. It would take you a whole day to drive around
the island. To the east is Hilo, with its lush tropical gardens. To the west is Kona, the dry coast with fine
hotels and golfing. Between Hilo and Kona are the Volcano National Park and its active Kilauea
Volcano. Hawaii is less traveled than Oahu or Maui and a good destination for a family that likes to
take in some excursions while still having fun in the ocean.
MOLOKAI: Still relatively un-developed, Molokai has some of the most beautiful scenery in
all of Hawaii. The east coast consists of 6,000 foot cliffs but is accessible only from air or sea. This is
the place to relax for those A–type personalities. There are not as many activities or diversions except
for some golf courses on the north shore and an animal reserve in the middle. If you want a place to
learn how to relax, this is it.
In summary, there is something for everyone in Hawaii. Oahu is the most developed and unless you
love people and like shopping in metropolitan centers, you can find more relaxing places in Hawaii.
Maui is a must. Its rich whaling history, fine restaurants, myriad of water activities and diversity of
landscapes make it worth the visit. Kauai and Hawaii are special islands for the discriminating visitor.
There are things to do with much less commercialism. Select Kauai to relax or play golf, and Hawaii to
explore lava tubes and jungles. If you are looking for a retreat, look to Molokai with its limited
amenities forcing you to sit by the pool sipping your Blue Hawaii.
In a subsequent publication, I will focus on where to stay in the islands and how to use the internet to
find your next vacation retreat.
Patrick Fargo is the author of various articles and books on management, software and the internet. He
has a manuscript for a book titled, "Management Evolution: Why Companies are Failing" completed
and is looking for a publisher. One of his passions is Hawaii. He has made over 10 trips to the islands
and has provided advice to many of his friends. Visit his site to see some of his articles and other
"works of art" at—
Pat can be contacted via email at:
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St. Paddy's Party!
Anytime around St. Patrick's Day is a wonderful time to visit Dublin. Celebrations start the day before
with the night-time spectacular—Meet Me By The River. Performers carry lights from the
corners of the city to the river Liffey. Upon arrival at the firework-emblazoned river, the drum roll from
a hundred drums announces the official arrival of St. Patrick's Day.
Feilte Dhuibh Linne Teoranta
St. Patrick's Day itself is a bank holiday throughout Ireland. Celebrations in Dublin get off to an early
start with the St. Patrick's Festival Parade. Join crowds of spectators along the roadside. Watch as
colourful theatrical pageants, marching bands and dazzling entertainers go by. After the parade bring
your dancing shoes along to St. Stephen's Green—join over 50,000 in the gigantic Ceilidh.
Irish tourism minister John O'Donoghue named Mary Davis—CEO of the Special Olympics summer
games in Ireland—this year's chairperson of the 2004 St. Patrick's Festival in Dublin—Feilte
Dhuibh Linne Teoranta. The festival—one of Ireland's top draws—attracts more than 1.2 million
people. This year it takes place March 12–19. Events include fireworks, musical performances, street
fairs, dance and of course—the parade itself through Dublin.
Get in on the act! Come to Paddy's Party in Dublin. Spend a few days—or a week. Enjoy Dublin!
Compared to many places in Western Europe, Dublin accommodation is not cheap. Compared to
everywhere else in Ireland, it is positively exorbitant! However, like anywhere, you get what you pay
for...and the quality is excellent. Like most tourist and visitor-oriented sites in Dublin, the city hotels are
split into those to the north of the river Liffey, and those to the south. The majority of accommodation is
located either in the Temple Bar area or around Merrion Square and St. Stephen's Green. The Temple
Bar area remains busy until extremely late—especially on weekends. If you value your sleep, stay
somewhere less central. Dublin is small enough so any hotel in the city is within walking distance to all
the central attractions. The best-located hotels are south of the river.
Celebrate St. Patrick's Day and the year 2004 festivities in Ireland on a scenic and historical tour.
Enjoy traditional entertainment and visits to heritage sites.
Our 7-night St. Patrick's Week—Ireland program is priced from $889 per person, double-occupancy,
land-only. Air Fare is based upon availability at time of purchase. The program runs March 13–20, and
Find out more about St. Patrick's Week—March 13–20,
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- First-Class hotels in Limerick, Athlone, Dublin and Killarney
- Irish Breakfast daily
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- Visits to Kilmainham Jail, Galway Bay, the Cliffs of Moher and of course the St. Paddy's
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official member of The Shamrock Club since May 2003.
Pamper Yourself in the New Age
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New Age Health Spa is located on 280 acres of woodland adjacent to the New York
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And since a spa stay is incomplete unless you can melt the stress away with a massage, complement
your stay with over 20 therapeutic spa treatments conducted in a contemporary spa facility.
New Age prides itself on state-of-the-art facilities, a highly trained staff, and a wide range of
programs dedicated to integration of body, mind, and spirit. A great destination for solo travelers, it also
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Whether alone or with loved ones, the opportunity to view life from a new perspective is yours when
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New Age Health Spa offers spa treatments and private consultations to help you look and feel
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enhanced wellness. Muscle soothing massage, skin conditioning body wraps, and anti-aging facials
rejuvenate your body. Consultations addressing health issues such as weight and stress management
provide you with a recipe for a more balanced way of life.
Intimate and charming lodges at New Age accommodate guests year round. Attractively
appointed country-inn style guest rooms are housed in five separate cottages. Each guestroom has a
private bath, an individual thermostat for heat control, and air conditioning.
The dining experience at New Age offers great tasting, highly nutritious meals that are low in
fat, sugar, sodium, and cholesterol. Creative chefs work closely with nutrition staff to prepare nourishing
and well-balanced meals. Only the freshest and highest quality ingredients are used- many grown right
on-site in the three greenhouses and extensive gardens. If you are concerned with reducing caloric
intake, the nutritional value and coordinating portion sizes are listed next to each food choice.
Fitness facilities at New Age include a fully equipped gym, heated indoor and outdoor
swimming pools, and a sunshine-filled exercise studio hosting innovative cardiovascular,
muscle-conditioning, and stretch classes each day. The "Cayuga Yoga & Meditation Center" is home to
the New Age Spiritual program. Classes in yoga, tai chi, meditation, and qi gong, suitable for both
beginners and advanced students, take place daily in this sanctuary featuring a field stone fireplace and
For the outdoor enthusiast, New Age offers one of the best hiking programs in the Catskills.
Additionally, over five miles of groomed trails encompass the spa property accommodating a variety of
seasonal activities-it's a true nature-lover's retreat.
Every spa destination has a specialty " something that makes you say, "Wow!
That was worth the trip." Here, highlighted are some truly exceptional, memorable
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Greenthumbs—Open daily, three greenhouses provide the spa chefs with many of the herbs,
sprouts, and salad greens used in New Age recipes. In season, a large outdoor vegetable garden and
orchard are also maintained. Visit independently or participate in weekly greenhouse tours.
Private Dancer—Join Ray Smith, a professional dancer, and learn the fundamentals of dance
to rhythms of cabaret-style music: Broadway, Latin, jazz, and modern. You will learn to perform
shimmies and various Fosse-style movements, as well as steps to the Samba, Promenade, and
Climbing New Heights—The Alpine Tower is a free standing, 50' high climbing structure, with
over 25 different ways to get to the top. Approaches include rope ladders, swinging logs, a seesaw,
and more than 130 handholds. You wear a harness tethered to a rope controlled by two teammates on
the ground. Work to overcome limiting thought patterns and attitudes. Redefine your own strengths
Serenity Now—To enhance the serenity of the Spa environment, televisions and telephones
are found only in common areas. Televisions with VCR's are located in two lounges, accessible 24
hours a day. Three payphones are available for outgoing calls, while incoming callers can leave
messages for you with the staff. It's a true escape from the everyday.
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