Sunborn Gibraltar

a gem of the Mediterranean floating glamourously in the sea. I'm sure it will suit your next break whether that's a break from work to chill, a break to work away from home, an active holiday, or your special occasion. Whatever it is the Sunborn Gibraltar will cater!

Welcome on board the world’s first 5-star floating yacht hotel!

This has been one of the most beautiful stays I have had around the world. It won a place on my list of top hotels to stay at around the world, more on that to come soon.

Sunborn Gibraltar
Sunborn Gibraltar

The floating giant is a seven-deck, 465ft cruise ship, if you want to know what the vibe is like on a 5-star floating yacht, imagine “cruise ship meets Bulgari hotel” at least that’s how The Telegraph describes it!

Sitting on the marina of Western Europe’s southernmost tip, Sunborn Gibraltar brings to you a whole new level of exclusive luxury.

Sunborn Gibraltar
Sunborn Gibraltar

I can assure you that deciding whether you would stay at the hotel or not wouldn’t be a difficult decision to make it picking which room to stay at. The yacht hotel comprises 189 lavishly appointed rooms, that give you the choice of three views: the maria, the sea, and the Rock. Molton Brown toiletries furnish the bathrooms, depending on the room type you stay in you could have a shower or a bath that’s so big it could fit at least a couple of people.

I was personally impressed with how the wardrobe full-sized mirror slides open to the bathroom, making it one big dressing room. I took photos of the design to fit it in my future home.

Onboard the yacht you have 2 restaurants, 2 bars, and a lounge for exclusive use by hotel guests on the sundeck. An infinity pool with a view of the Rock, a lush spa a fresh fitness suite, and a casino. All offering guests a unique opportunity to enjoy the ultimate indulgent hotel experience.

The yacht hotel also hosts top-class conference and meeting rooms. The Aurora ballroom promises an exceptional atmosphere for your special events whether celebrating in small or big groups the soundproof ballroom means you can party all night long!

Imagine taking your wedding vows or celebrating your anniversary with the scenic Mediterranean as a backdrop on one side, the view of the Rock on the other. That is one hell of an unforgettable location.

You can spend a week exploring the hotel alone let alone exploring Gibraltar.

Being close to the airport and housed at the ocean village promenade it is really the perfect place to stay to explore Gibraltar. Most tourist destinations are within 15 minutes of the hotel.

I must say even with it being close to the airport you don’t hear the noise, if anything it is a fascinating experience to stay at one of the marina rooms/suites and watch the flights take off or land on the runway. Absolutely fascinating experience!

My visit was a workcation meets let’s see what Gibraltar has to offer, it definitely had plenty to offer I would say as well as the hotel that provided a suitable environment to work and relax when I wanted to.

Spending time by and in the infinity pool, at the exclusive wheel lounge watching the sun drop behind the ocean while enjoying happy hour, or even taking a break from my inbox and sitting in the Barbary restaurant for a lovely afternoon tea.

You won’t run out of options at the Sunborn Gibraltar.

Talking about relaxation, the spa and sauna experience was just what the doctor needed to unwind from a busy week’s work prior to my departure.

Definitely, a gem of the Mediterranean floating glamourously in the sea. I’m sure it will suit your next break whether that’s a break from work to chill, a break to work away from home, an active holiday, or your special occasion. Whatever it is the Sunborn Gibraltar will cater!

Enticed to book a stay at the Sunborn Gibraltar?

Tells us in the comments which are your favorite hotels from around the world? Do you want Ola to try out a hotel for you – give us some suggestions!

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Is a home-based business a scam?

is a home based business a scam

In the world we live in today, almost anything can be made to look legit and trustworthy, doesn’t it?
With the advances in technology and the online world, extra due diligence had become a must. I am sure we all know someone who has been scammed, their identity or money taken away with a click of a link.

How can you weed out a scam from what’s legit and worth your time?

Having been someone who has put their trust in an online business opportunity, started a home-based travel agency, managed to grow it against all odds during a pandemic year I wanted to share with you how you can tell if an opportunity is a scam or trustworthy.
This would not just apply to the travel industry but also to other online business opportunities out there.

You need to do your homework before you jump in!

is a hime-based business a scam

Things you need to check to know if a home-based business is a scam or not

The company you are affiliating with has a physical location, an address, an online presence with a customer base. And that you are able to speak to the person you are looking to work with and collaborate with once you take up the business venture, not just have a DM exchange. Ask to speak to them and ask questions.

The company has passed the 5-year test.
In the business world it is well known that businesses can collapse within five years of starting, that’s due to poor planning, large overhead requirements and little to no profit made to sustain the running of the company.
So, check how long has it been around since establishment. Are they making profit and expanding their customer base and geographic footprint? A successful company would be.  

Does it offer assurances and protections for both you and the consumer?
Talking specifically about the travel industry, you need to know that the company has the appropriate protections in place, for example ABTA and ATOL certificates to protect holiday bookings. And also has the appropriate data protection measures in place as well for both you and your customer.

Check if there is customer service available to help you deal with arising matters.

When you start an online business, you need to check how are you going to be supported by the company.

Check if you are going to be getting any training as part of your affiliation, would there be a licence granted or a certification to hold you in good position to advise your customers on the products.
What is the training and support structure, check if you are expected to work solo or would have a team that would help you out.
Is the company and ergo you selling an ethical product? A product that people would use and genuinely benefit from?

Is the pricing of said product reasonable? Vast majority of products sold and distributed in home-based businesses are unique products you wouldn’t be able to buy off the shelves at the supermarket or if you can they would come with a unique niche attached to them, they also come with a personal service from the business owner. So, you would need to consider those things when evaluating the price of the product.

Red flags to take note of

No investment or very high investment required.

Unfortunately, there are a lot of business opportunities out there that are out to get people rather than service them. “Get rich quick” or “get rich easy” doesn’t exist and I know you are too clever to fall for it.

There has to be an investment of capitol to gain a return of investment from the business you are starting, you can’t expect the flood gates to open while you have put in no money investment at first. Also, the same goes for time and effort investment.

But that shouldn’t break the bank, it should be a modest investment that is held by a money back guarantee by the company and if a profit guarantee existed, well even better!

You should be taking huge loans to pay for a home-based online business start-up. They are termed the great equalizer because most people from most backgrounds can access them and the success is down to the time and effort investment rather how many kidneys you sold to be able to get into the business opportunity.

Having to meet targets and quotas to qualify for payment

While the company provides the support and structure, the business should be on your terms. After all that’s what people start a home-based business for, the flexibility.

So having to push a certain amount of product or service per month can get quite taxing and missing by a small percentage can mean you don’t get the whole month’s income.

Make sure you check and conform that before you make a start.  

Having no product or service to sell

Well, that’s just exchanging money and it’s illegal. Like I mentioned earlier, the company needs to have an ethical product or service, one that people would use and genuinely benefit from.

The home-based business model is a clever one and you need to understand it and check it works for you. Like anything else in the world, it will work if you work it.

You cant go to the gym one day and have a ripped body the next morning, you can’t eat a salad once and drop 3 dress sizes and you cant definitely just start up a business and expect to be filthy rich by the weekend.

It doesn’t work like that and if that’s what you have to be told or promised then get out! That’s not the place to be.

Yes, you can get rich, you can replace your full-time income, you can use it as a side gig to pay off debt or some luxuries you’d like to have but same as your employer won’t pay you if you don’t show up for work then your business is not going to pay you if you don’t work it.

It’s only fair to deliver as much as you expect to be delivered to you.

So that’s my take on a home-based business, was it worth it for me? Absolutely yes!

Top Reasons Why I Started My Travel Business & Why During a Global Pandemic  

  1. Travel is the LARGEST industry in the WORLD! $8 Trillion Dollars and growing to 15 Trillion within the next 10 Years! It kept growing despite the pandemic.
  2. Everyone wants to, has to, or needs to do it at some point! Whether it’s for work or a holiday people are going to travel.
  3. More and more we see people wanting experiences, not things! Travel gives you experiences and a lifetime of memories.
  4. After a modest initial investment, it costs about £1 a day to operate my travel business. That’s less than the cost of a cup of coffee. I get access to a world-class system, training, licenses and protection, customer support, and 1:1 mentoring.
  5. I don’t charge customers extra for their travel bookings, the commission is already built into every travel transaction. My customer benefits from my services and experience and I benefit from the commission.
  6. Traveling as a consumer and traveling as a business owner is COMPLETELY different!
    A world of a difference I would say! You have access to different things not available to consumers and also different ways of experiencing travel.
  7. I work with a highly reputable company that has been around for over 30 years, holds the appropriate systems, protections, insurance, and license in place. Also offering the appropriate guarantees.
  8. I’m surrounded by a great thriving community that is all about collaboration and building each other up.

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How to retire early and travel the world? 4 Beginner-Proof Steps

how to retire early and travel the world

Maybe like me, you thought your 9-5 is going to be it. Going to be the thing that will take your life to the next level, to achieve your dreams and desires, retire early and finally live life.

It turned out to be something that just pays for the bills.

Now you are sat wondering if there is more to life than being stuck in the rat race for the next 30-40 years.

When will you get to live your life, when will you get to travel the world?

I am with you.

I felt the same. The job is great, but I needed more. You can read more about my story here.

Hence started thinking, searching and finally found a way to create that financial independence.

Yes, I am still in employment but that is only a testament to how sound this method is, good money doesn’t get made overnight.

The steps that I will walk you through are not a get-rich-quick scheme, they are not come and be the next overnight success.

That stuff does not happen.

It’s 4 steps for you to build your solid financial independence to be able to retire early and travel the world.

Investing a good year or two of your time in building a solid foundation, allow it to blossom over that short period of time while you take it with you on your travels and it will always outdo working for 35 years, don’t you think?

how to retire early and travel the world

Okay now, let us get into it the 4 steps on how to retire early and travel the world…

You probably would have noticed I talked about making money from a business and making that money work for you because you are not going to be able to retire early solely working a job.

Jobs are designed to make you survive paycheque to paycheque (if that) instead of thriving and living your best life.

See how you can generate multiple streams of income regardless of your background and experience.

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