It really is who you know

Have you seen the reality show where the owner of the company poses as an employee and actually goes to work at his own company? Imagine if you had been an oblivious employee and acted like a jerk around someone who later turned out to be your boss...yikes.  It pays to be nice to everyone around you - you never know who really holds the keys to the candy store.  When it comes to hotels in Mexico- it's not the concierge you need to schmooz - it's the bellmen.  These are men of great power and influence.  They have access to discount tickets and wristbands to nightclubs, bars, restaurants and even coupons for special tours.  They'll tell you where to go and the best time to go there. Chances are they know the doorman and if the right name is dropped, poof! you are swiftly moved to the front of the line and now you're a rockstar. Some hotels have a more experienced staff than others - so if you're not getting anywhere at your hotel, try the one next door and PLEASE don't forget to tip generously.


earrin said...

I agree with you! I really think it's beyond Mexico - we've done this in Las Vegas, Denver, Chicago, San Francisco, NYC, Washington DC, 4 islands in Hawaii, and even the South Pacific and had great success!

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I didn’t dip my toe in an ocean until I turned 25 and my friend Sandy and I traveled to Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. After that week, I was hooked. I loved being somewhere new; smelling the smells, tasting new food, seeing how other people lived. It energized me. As luck would have it, I landed a job that allowed me to travel all over the US and often to Canada. Being a sports event television producer, I was on the road all the time. That's when my love affair with travel began. Now, its 20 years later and still no one gets more “geeked up” about planning a vacation than I do. All I need is a destination and some travel companions and my fire is lit! I start delving into my favorite hotel sites, sifting through photos and reviews, comparing, contrasting -it’s like an addiction. The travel shows with tips and trends? I study them like a playbook. I LOVE doing the things most people hate doing before they go on vacation. Whether it be searching for a food tasting tour with a local or discovering a romantic B&B in the middle of New York - I’ve found it and I’ll share it with you. So....where should we go?