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Serrana Villa in St. Lucia

Face book is an amazing tool. Some 10 years ago my youngest son was married in St. Lucia. During that time we searched for transportation providers and tour operators for the group. I met an amazing young man named Janus Gyan from Real St. Lucia Tours. He was so courteous and responsive. From that point on, I would refer him to my travel agent friends for their clients. He has always been so professional and hospitable to me and my clients. I had been following him on Face book as he expanded from 1 driver ( himself ) to well over 100 drivers. I also watched as he started building villas in Soufriere. One of the reward programs that I used had rewarded me with 3 free nights at Bay Gardens Beach Resort. My son's rehearsal dinner was held here, so I was looking forward to returning. We spent two days at this boutique property and enjoyed the excellent customer service, great food and beautiful beach. I gave Janus a call and told him I would be visiting St. Lucia and he invited me to spend a couple of days at Serrana Villa. He greeted us at the villa and it felt like we had met before, when actually we had never met. The energy between us was amazing. Oh my, what an awesome surprise. The ride to the property was scenic with its' winding roads and roadside vendors. We were able to purchase necklaces made of coconut shells. Serrana Villa sits in the hillside above the fishing town of Soufriere and is surrounded by fruit trees, humming birds and awesome views of the Pitons. This well appointed 2 bedroom villa also has a plunge pool on the deck, along with lounge chairs and a table a chairs to enjoy your morning coffee , lunch or watch the sunset with a glass of wine. Janus is in the house just below and provides you with a local cell phone to make calls and he does not mind the calls. He is always so patient and pleasant. He also surprised me with warm bread on my first morning and then brought mangos, oranges and grapefruit the next morning. His drivers were amazing as well. Ian stopped to take us grocery shopping on the way to the villa, recommended a quaint and inexpensive place for dinner and took me to experience the mud baths, sulphur springs and waterfalls. At the waterfall, we were able to purchase coconut bread and it was so good. Serrana Villa provided me with much needed rest. I would strongly recommend this property for honeymoon couples, folks just wanting to get away and experience the REAL St. Lucia or anyone just needing to disconnect for the everyday life. Janus, thank you so much for sharing your amazing Serrana Villa. Janus also shared his newest property, Sargus. This villa sits further up in the hills and is bigger than Serrana. I am so proud of this young man and wish him continued success. He continues to give back to the community he lives in and will be blessed for it. I miss hearing him say anything for you mi lady. See you soon. Janus!

Travvy Awards 2016 with Hard Rock AIC

On January 6, 2016, I had the pleasure of attending my first awards ceremony. I was invited by Hard Rock AIC and my business development manager Ashley Gibbs to attend the 2nd Annual Travvy Awards.  The event was held at Gotham Hall in New York and was set up to resemble the Golden Globe Awards in California. A cocktail hour preceded the event and guests had a chance to mingle with some of the best in the industry. Our host for the evening was Mark Murphy of travAlliancemedia. A comedian and hip hop violinist provided the entertainment for the evening.

Nicole and Michael's St. Kitts Wedding

Nicole reached out to us to help plan her wedding on the beautiful island of St. Kitts. She and Michael had decided to remarry and had invited family to sail with them on board the Carnival Splendor. With the help of amazing vendor partners, we were able to pull off this celebration with two days notice. Thanks to Kenny Richardson of Captain Sunshine Tours- St. Kitts, Neslyn Nisbett, Spice Mill and St. Kitts Water sports.  The guests were taken from the cruise ship at Port Zante and obtained their marriage documents. They continued to Spice Mill where they were married and enjoyed a delicious lunch. Then they enjoyed jet skiing. Thanks so much for the opportunity and Congratulations! St. Kitts- Follow Your Heart!

The Real Travel Show Advisory Board Announcement

To whom it may concern,
It is an honor to announce the appointment of Brenda O’Neale as a member of the advisory board for The REAL Travel Show.
Brenda is the owner of With This Ring Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Travel Agency. She has served as principal Wedding coordinator and planner for over 30 destination weddings in exotic locales and primarily Mexico. Brenda has served on the advisory board of Love Mexico for the past 3 years and is a certified Love Mexico Specialist.
The REAL Travel Show is a new event to debut December 6 at Love Mexico Riviera Maya hosted at Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort.

Panel Discussion At Travel Marketplace in Toronto Canada

On June 16, 2015 I had the pleasure of appearing at the Travel Marketplace in Toronto Canada.
Saying "I Do" to Destination Weddings & Romance Travel
Panelists: Kitzia Morales, Co-founder, MeWed; Jennifer Doncsecz, Owner and President of VIP Vacations Inc. Brenda Washington-O'Neale; Owner/President of With This Ring Destination Wedding and Honeymoon Travel
Moderator: Jeff Hendlin, Publisher Bridal Guide
Destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular for clients looking for a specialized experience.

St. Croix Bridal Symposium

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I had the pleasure of living in St. Croix and when the invitation was extended by Jacqueline Johnson of MarryCaribbean.com to speak at the St. Croix Bridal Symposium, I was honored. One of my first stops upon arrival was Sonya's where I was able to upgrade my Cruzan hook bracelet and then a stop near 5 corners for some real Caribbean food, The symposium was held at the Carambola Beach Resort which is about 30 minutes from Christiansted. This beautiful resort provided awesome customer service, beautiful beach and lovely rooms with screened in porches.

Hard Rock All Inclusie Collection Announces Brenda O'Neale as One of Four "Faces of Rock"

Brenda O'Neale was officially honored as one of the Hard Rock All-Inclusive Collections "Faces of Rock" for 2015.  This is an honor bestowed to elite travel professionals that embody at the Hard Rock brand has to offer.  They have shown their dedication and knowledge of the product and industry with proven product expertise and are considered among the best of our partners across the travel industry.
"Brenda is a true rockstar that has fully embraced all that the Hard Rock All-Inclusive Hotels have to offer.

You Will Not Want To Leave- LeBlanc Resort and Spa in Cancun

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Last year I had the pleasure of representing Palace Resorts as their Travel Impressions Travel Ambassador. A year prior I had the privilege of experiencing LeBlanc Resort and Spa as I attend Mexico Romantico. It was love at first sight. Located just 25 minutes from the Cancun Airport and 15 minutes from downtown Cancun, LeBlanc has been voted Top Hotel for Romance in the World. From the moment you arrive on the property, you are treated like royalty. You are greeted at the door with a cool scented towel and escorted to a private check in desk. There a warm, scented neck pillow is placed on your neck. Once check in is complete, you are introduced to your butler and my favorite, coconut milk. Their is one butler per floor and almost one employee per guest. Your butler will escort you to your suite where he will acquaint you with the services he provides. Each room contains a double jacuzzi, double headed shower, Bvulgari and Chi products. Your butler can draw your bath at a preset time, unpack your clothes, and provide you with a pillow menu where you can select the scent you want for your pillow as well as your bath. During your stay you will experience nightly turn down service. The hotel offers 24 hour room service as well as unlimited calls to the US and free wi-fi. The most important feature at LeBLanc is the staff. They will remember your name and the things that make you smile. I have traveled frequently and my butler remembers my extra coconut milk, my pillow scent and my bath time. Their concern is genuine and sets them apart from other resorts. At 4pm, tea time takes place and then entire butler staff go around the pool and serve the guests. The spa is one of the best in the world and even if you do not want a spa treatment, you can take advantage of the hydrotherapy cycle. This adult only resort is great for singles needing to relax and renew as well. The food in all of the restaurants is amazing and consistent. The wedding staff at LeBlanc is one of the best to work with. Classy is the best way to describe a LeBlanc wedding. The staff goes above and beyond to make sure all of the little details are taken care of. There is no better honeymoon location and our clients have raved about their stays at LeBlanc Resort and Spa. Whether you are planning a wedding, enjoying a honeymoon or just needing some time to relax, LeBlanc is the resort for you. 

British Virgin Islands- Nature's Little Secrets

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Sixty islands, islets and cays make up the archipelago that has fascinated sailors for centuries and enchanted holiday makers since the sixties. For lovers of beauty, peace and tranquility, the British Virgin Islands offer a complete antidote to mass tourism.
No high rise, no hotel chains, no all-inclusives , in the British Virgin Islands the resorts are small and luxurious but low-key. Several private islands to suit all budgets, such a Necker, Guana, Cooper and Peter, offer the ultimate in exclusivity.

Proud To Be A Hard Rock Rockstar

 
The Hard Rock Riviera Maya beach area!
One of the beautiful wedding venues.
Hard Rock Riviera Maya beach area.
One of the amazing suites at Hard Rock Riviera Maya
Room with a tub at Hard Rock Riviera Maya
Me with Rene Malacara, the awesome GM at Hard Rock Riviera Maya!
Walking the red carpet at the HRRM Grand Opening
Welcomed by my BDM Ashley Gibbs
Children's club at HRRM
After the Magic Show at HRRM....amazing!
Welcomed by the most amazing sales team in the industry.
My Travel Impressions/ Hard Rock Ambassador award.
The new night club!
The wedding chapel at HRRM
Pool party at the Grand Opening!
Me with my dear friend Roberto. He makes the Hard Rock rock!
With Colin Cowie at the WOW Specialist Training.
The lobby at HRRM..  
My first encounter with the Hard Rock Brand was when my eldest son and his wife were married at Hard Rock Punta Cana two years ago. The wedding department took excellent care of our group of 65 and all of the guests had an amazing time. Last June I had the pleasure of visiting the Hard Rock Aic team at their offices in Miami and shared ideas about their wedding program. That September, I had the honor of being selected as one of only 36 Hard Rock WOW ( Weddings on Water) Specialists and had the pleasure of meeting Colin Cowie and becoming even more familiar with the Hard Rock brand. At love Mexico in December, I was given the most amazing birthday party at Hard Rock Cancun. It was then that I truly embraced the Rock Star within. That same month I had the honor of being selected as a Travel Impressions Travel Ambassador for Hard Rock Aic and the transformation was complete. In May of this year, I was invited to attend the Grand Opening of the Hard Rock Riviera Maya and attend a Bon Jovi concert. Rene Malacara ( GM of Hard Rock Riviera Maya) and his team have done an amazing job with the property. There are so many beautiful venues for weddings including the most amazing Catholic chapel overlooking the lagoon. A beach has even been created on this property. Upon my arrival, I was greeted by what I believe to be the most out of the box thinking sales team in the industry. They have always made me feel so welcome and loved. After the Bon Jovi concert, a grand after party was held in the Heaven night club. The next day a beach party was held with live DJs. The Hard Rock team even created a Red Carpet, a Hard Rock wall for photos and a guitar smash. There are so many dining options and there is something for everyone. There are two sides to this property: Heaven is the adult only side and Hacienda is the family side. So again, there is something for everyone! Yes, at the age of 59, I have embraced the Rock Star in me. Looking forward to our first wedding at Hard Rock Riviera Maya in March 2015 as we celebrate the wedding of Tarese and Carl. You and your guests are in for an amazing experience.
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