Fiji Resort Captivates ABC’s "The Bachelorette"

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Imagine a romantic weekend in an exquisite Fiji resort — sleeping in an enchanting villa, snorkeling in turquoise waters and dining on gourmet meals under a blanket of stars.
Sound like vacational bliss? The producers of ABC’s “The Bachelorette” thought so too — for this “perfect date” scenario aired on the July 25 episode of the hit reality TV show.
Fiji’s Koro Sun Resort and Rainforest Spa hosted the newest bachelorette, Ashley Hebert, and her date for a secluded and exotic getaway. The resort is located in lush Savusavu on 150 acres containing a coconut plantation, lavish rainforests and a private lagoon.
The resort created a deluxe couples’ package to wow their ABC stars. The “Passion Under the Palms” package features a five-night stay in the Fantasy Suite, three gourmet meals a day, a candlelit dinner in the rainforest, a snorkeling excursion, spa treatments, a private beach picnic, a waterfall tour and more.
This made-for-TV deal is now offered to all patrons to guarantee a magical vacation. If that package doesn’t suit your needs, consider a variety of others available such as the Adventure package for the thrill seeker in you. Additional recreational activities included are kayaking, biking, tennis, hiking and golf.
Koro Sun Resort prides itself on their extremely hospitable Friendly Fijian Staff. Conde Naste recognized them as the friendliest and most welcoming in the world. Another highlight of the “Passion Under the Palms” package is a special reception–the resort staff welcomes guests with a coconut milk foot soak and massage and freshly chilled coconut beverage.
Just like Hebert’s experience, guests are ushered into the resort with singing and meticulous personalized attention. Staff treat guests to private tours of botanical gardens, island caves, rainforests and waterfalls as if they were family.
Bachelorette Hebert used Koro Sun Resort to take her one step closer to finding her soulmate. She enjoyed tropical luxury at its finest and exposed Fiji’s hidden paradise.
The impossibly blue waters will make any guest feel like a star. Dining options include succulent seafood, fresh, local produce and tender fish fillets. For more information on the resort, go to www.korosunresort.com.

Federal Stimulus Review: Infrastructure Opportunities Flourish

Two years after Congress approved investing over $785 billion into a sputtering economy, Americans and businesses alike are re-emerging from the recession.

Infrastructure was the main priority behind Obama’s federal stimulus package. The federal cash was intended to “create millions of jobs by making the single largest new investment in our national infrastructure since the creation of the federal highway system in the 1950s.” Over $100 billion was set aside for federal infrastructure projects in 2009 — the creation of factories, hospitals, schools and roads, among other projects — providing new opportunities for many construction contractors.

Unused Stimulus Money Builds Infrastructure Opportunities

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Two years after Congress approved investing over $785 billion into a sputtering economy, Americans and businesses alike are re-emerging from the recession.
Infrastructure was the main priority behind Obama’s federal stimulus package. The federal cash was intended to “create millions of jobs by making the single largest new investment in our national infrastructure since the creation of the federal highway system in the 1950s.” Over $100 billion was set aside for federal infrastructure projects in 2009 — the creation of factories, hospitals, schools and roads, among other projects — providing new opportunities for many construction contractors.
It has been estimated that around 70 to 80 percent of the money intended for infrastructure projects has yet to be spent. Many small construction businesses are unable to take advantage of the opportunities created by the stimulus because they lack the balance sheet strength to obtain credit and construction surety bonds that are required for government projects.
According to Gary J. Giulietti, director of Iron Eagle Group, an infrastructure and commercial construction company, “Our Management team has a history of successfully completing large-scale projects, such as power plants, waste water treatment plants, schools, transportation, and historical landmarks such as the renovation of Ellis Island.”
The influx of funded cash for state and federal projects has formed a unique opportunity for agile public companies like Iron Eagle Group (OTCQB:IEAG) to jumpstart the economy. By partnering with multi-billion-dollar prime contractors, companies like Iron Eagle are poised for growth by aggressively bidding and winning federal and state infrastructure projects. The capacity to qualify for larger surety bonds enables them to win where many competitors don’t qualify due to lack of bonding. The company recently acquired Delta Mechanical Contractors LLC, announcing $55 million in projected revenue this year.
Recent studies have found that companies like Iron Eagle have the potential to flourish in a fickle economy. According to the Department of Transportation, for every $1 billion spent in infrastructure under the stimulus package, 27,800 jobs are created.
To learn more, visit www.ironeaglegroup.com.

A Recipe to Shake Up Taco Night

You want to serve fun, nutritious dinners but are stuck in a pizza and mac & cheese rut. The solution?

Create nutritious versions of kid-friendly favorites. For example, kids love to fill taco shells – just replace meat with fish or shrimp to add a great twist to a classic meal. When you serve fish tacos with fresh lettuce, tomatoes and cheese, kids enjoy fun finger food and get the “brain food” they need.

Dietary recommendations suggest that all Americans, including children, eat seafood twice a week. Fish is a natural source of lean protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which have been linked to better brain development. Plus, it contains essential vitamins and minerals, including iron; zinc; and vitamins A, B and D.

In Recession, Luxury Hotels Offer Deals

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – In a tough economy, taking a luxury vacation might seem impossible. But some of the nation’s nicest hotels are taking steps — including lower rates and vacation specials — to lure new visitors.

Take Gaylord Hotels. The luxury multi-property operation with resorts in Nashville, Dallas, Washington, D.C. and Orlando offers guests majestic views, high-end shopping and dining experiences, full business accommodations and world-class entertainment. Even better, the hotels offer packages for special events.

Starting at just $199, guests can discover the rich history of the Nation’s Capital and enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience at the Washington region’s newest waterfront resort destination. The package includes round-trip tickets on the resort’s exclusive shuttle to downtown Washington, D.C., which makes stops at Union Station and the Old Post Office. Afterwards, guests can take advantage of the resort’s offerings, which include four restaurants, Pose Ultra Lounge, Relache Spa, nightly entertainment and an all-season pool. This package is available now through August 31, 2009, but other great packages can also be found.

In addition to finding great packages, Gaylord offers these tips for travelers hoping to enjoy a little luxury without breaking the bank:

– Plan meals carefully. Choose package deals that provide breakfast at no extra cost. If you have children, choose family-friendly restaurants that allow children to eat for free. If your hotel room has a refrigerator, consider purchasing lunch staples so that you can prepare you own mid-day meal.

– Save your money for nice dinners. Before making a dinner reservation, look for coupons or ask the front desk about area restaurants that give discounts to guests.

– Travel with friends or family members. Some hotels and entertainment destinations, like museums or theme parks, offer discounts to guests traveling as a large group.

– Pack wisely. Don’t bring things that the hotel will provide, like soaps or shampoos. Bring refillable water bottles so that you don’t have to purchase new ones at every destination. If you have a young child, bring a light stroller to save on rentals.

To find and reserve your vacation package, call 301-965-2000, or book online at www.gaylordnational.com.

How to Choose the Perfect Honeymoon Destination

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – So, you are engaged and ready to choose that romantic spot for your first getaway as husband and wife. But where should you go?
A lot of couples have difficulty finding the honeymoon destination that is “just right” for them. There are so many things to consider, like the season, accommodations and types of leisure activities available. But actually, making a decision can be simple once you know what you are looking for. The Villa Group – experts in matching clients with their ideal holiday destination – advise couples to consider the following, before they make their choice:
1. In what season are you traveling? Remember that every destination has its own weather pattern. You want to make sure that you choose a place where the weather suits your taste.
2. How many amenities are you getting for your money? Be sure to pick a destination that offers you the romance and relaxation you need after the wedding. How big is the room? Does the destination offer honeymooners special packages? Spas are always great for considering your every need. You could try a mud bath for two or a couple’s massage.
3. Are there enough activities to keep you busy? Consider what you would like to do. How about water sports and nightlife? Are there cultural aspects that you can explore?
Destinations that offer everything you could want and more include The Villa Group Resorts in Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta and Nuevo Vallarta. You don’t have to go far from home to explore culture, adventure and relaxation all in one place. The Villa Group offers a variety of packages for honeymooners.
For instance, Villa del Palmar Flamingos, located in Vallarta Nayarit, north of Puerto Vallarta, has a 2007 Honeymoon Package that features a three-night stay per couple with upgrade to a one-bedroom suite. The package, which includes daily breakfast buffet, welcome fruit basket with truffles, moonlight couples massage, in-suite flowers, a bottle of sparkling wine and a certificate for a complimentary two-night stay on the first wedding anniversary starts at $1,076. The property, which has beautiful views of Banderas Bay, offers an upscale European-style spa with fitness center, golf courses nearby, a freeform adults pool, three tennis courts (two lit for night play) and a themed dinner buffet.
For booking information, go to www.VillaGroup.com.