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Updated the Review System for My Site


Yesterday my programmer, Andrew, and I worked on upgrading the property review system for the website. The previous version of reviewing a property was fairly simple; you could write a review and give it a rating. The upgraded version includes a lot more bells…

My 2017 New Years Resolutions

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year - Linda Jenkins

Thinking and planning ahead for 2017.  Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions for 2017? Here are mine.  Let’s check back at the end of the year and see how I progressed.  What are your 2017 Resolutions? To have a happy and joyous year…

My Love Affair with the Mayans

Visiting a Mayan village in Guatemala

I had developed one obsession and that was my love of indigenous cultures and their art.   To me their culture was wrapped in symbolism and mystery.  I had read numerous books about the Mayans and other indigenous cultures. I have made two trips…

My 1st Office Was Located at 1720 Union Street SF

Me with Carmen Leoni, the daughter of Raul Leoni, past President of Venezuela

After being around so many entrepreneurs in my husband’s family I decided to go into business for myself.  I found an office space to share at 1720 Union Street in the Cow Hollow area.  The office was was very near the marina and Golden…

How San Francisco Influenced My Life

Taking a boat ride in San Francisco Bay. I am the one with the "Bug Glasses".

When I relocated to San Francisco, I had to find a place to stay and fast.  Looking in the local newspapers I found an ad for someone wanting to share accommodations.  Her name was Paula and she had a company that focused on throwing…

I was not completely truthful

An escape to the Bahamas

About my reason for moving to San Francisco. I was rummaging through some old photos and ran across the one above.  And I realized my motivation for leaving Dallas and moving to San Francisco was a bit more complicated than I originally mentioned.  The…

The US Dollar vs Foreign Currencies


The current exchange rate of foreign currencies to the US Dollar Traveling to international countries can be expensive and foreign exchange rates could be a major factor that might influence your decision regarding a destination.  That is why before you plan your trip, you…

How my site Vacations-Abroad.com evolved


I did not start out in life planning to have a career in travel.  My father worked for Halliburton Services, and my early childhood was spent in the jungles, oil fields and political revolutions of Venezuela.  We lived in a workers camp and I was sent…

My New Year’s Resolution


It is that time of the year again, when I get a new organizer for 2016 and start planning. In a way, this also coincides with writing a list of resolutions for the New Year.   Previously any New Year’s resolutions that I might have dreamed up were based…

Running a hotel or guesthouse can be a daunting task

A Modern & Updated Hotel Room

Your guests have the need to feel indulged, pampered and taken care of…. And, sometimes it is the simple things that can change the ambiance of a hotel, guesthouse or B&B and cause an improvement in their rankings from a 1 star to a 3 or…

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