$150k up for grabs! Help Us Reach Our Goal of 250 votes in a Small Business Contest!!

Diamond Hospitality:

We need your help! Please take a few seconds to vote for us in this small business contest. We are all about creating jobs to put people to work so they can take care of their families. We can’t do that without a chance at winning one of the cash prizes. To move to the final round, we need 250 votes. We only have 10. Please help this small business by voting now! Thank you!

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Local Business, Diamond Hospitality Services, Inc., Needs Support to be moved on to the next step for $150,000 Grant from Mission Main StreetSM Grants

Help Diamond Hospitality Grow by Voting Online Before October 17

Conyers, GA – Diamond Hospitality Services, Inc., a local hospitality recruiting company, has applied for a $150,000 grant from Chase as part of a newly launched program, Mission Main StreetSM Grants. Diamond Hospitality must submit a questionnaire outlining a business plan that will result in growth of the business and receive at least 250 votes to be eligible for a grant. Full eligibility requirements are available in the Program Rules [https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/rules]. Customers, fans and community members can show support for Diamond Hospitality by voting at http://www.MissionMainStreetGrants.com [https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/business/detail/10765] using Facebook Connect.

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$150k up for grabs! Help Us Reach Our Goal of 250 votes in a Small Business Contest!!

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SupportSmallBizSeptember 9, 2014

We need you to take a few seconds to vote for us!

See our press release below:

Local Business, Diamond Hospitality Services, Inc., Needs Support to be moved on to the next step for $150,000 Grant from Mission Main StreetSM Grants

 

 

Help Diamond Hospitality Grow by Voting Online Before October 17

Conyers, GA – Diamond Hospitality Services, Inc., a local hospitality recruiting company, has applied for a $150,000 grant from Chase as part of a newly launched program, Mission Main StreetSM Grants. Diamond Hospitality must submit a questionnaire outlining a business plan that will result in growth of the business and receive at least 250 votes to be eligible for a grant. Full eligibility requirements are available in the Program Rules [https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/rules]. Customers, fans and community members can show support for Diamond Hospitality by voting at http://www.MissionMainStreetGrants.com [https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/business/detail/10765] using Facebook Connect.

The voting deadline is October 17, 2014 and grant recipients will be selected by expert panelists. “Diamond Hospitality is striving to grow and expand by focusing on increasing its marketing and advertising to reach more of its target audience. This will enable the company to provide more jobs in the midst of a struggling economy. Receiving this grant would be an unbelievable opportunity to ensure the work of this business continues in Conyers, GA, and beyond,” said Diamond Hospitality’s owner and president, Erica A. Rucker”.

Through Mission Main Street Grants, Chase will award $3 million to small business across America. All businesses that apply for a grant and meet the eligibility requirements will receive a special offer from Premier Sponsor, Google. In addition, the 20 grant recipients will be eligible to receive a trip to Google for an exclusive small business marketing workshop with Google experts and a Google Chromebook laptop.

The 20 grant recipients will be announced in January 2015. Consumers can show support by voting for Diamond Hospitality Services, Inc. at http://www.MissionMainStreetGrants.com (https://www.missionmainstreetgrants.com/business/detail/10765) using Facebook Connect before the voting deadline on October 17, 2014. For additional details about Mission Main Street Grants visit http://www.MissionMainStreetGrants.com.

Winning this grant would allow for a bigger reach to our target audience to increase business and provide more jobs. The number of job inquiries is astounding and we wish that we could give them all a job. But we can’t. Not without having the means to reach our audience and build brand awareness about who we are and what we do. We need access to more funds to increase our marketing and advertising campaigns. Who wouldn’t want to help a small business whose sole mission is all about creating jobs for the unemployed to enable them to provide for their families?

We need your votes! We need your network’s votes! Your friends. Your family. We need at least 250 votes to advance to the next round. Please share on your social networks.

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Let’s continue to shine, Everyone!

~DHSI

If you would like to unearth more secrets that you need to know about your career or your next interview, http://www.diamondhospitalityblog.com is THE place to be. We also share hospitality & travel information, as well as uplifting & inspiring posts/stories. Subscribe to our blog and share it with your network. Visit http://www.diamondhospitalityservices.com to see what we are about. We are here to help and inspire!

The Controversy Over Reclining Airplane Seats

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September 5, 2014

Fight on plane over reclining seatsWe don’t know if you’ve been paying attention, but reclining airplane seats have become a hot topic these days. It has gotten so bad that flights have been diverted to remove the unruly passengers from the plane. Read below…

Today, Peter Greenberg sat down on CBS This Morning to discuss the hot travel issue right now: air rage over seats that recline, and seats that don’t…and the overall state (and size and movement) of airline seats.

Back in June, we posted a travel tip about gadgets that make it easier to sit in coach. One of the items mentioned was the Knee Defender, which Peter first reported on back in 2007. Since then, it’s been used by passengers to literally prevent the person sitting in front of them from reclining their seat.

Even frequent travelers can disagree about whether to recline or not. But the truth is, when the person in front of you reclines, you get even less space, and sometimes, no space at all.

All of this comes at a time when most airlines have been trying to add even more seats to their coach sections (translation: additional revenue). How do they do it? By removing closets, bulkheads, and in some cases, even lavatories.

At the same time, they have narrowed the width of many seats from 18.5 inches to 16.5 inches. The seat pitch (the space between the edge of your seat and the seat in front of you) has also decreased, along with the amount a seat can recline.

In some cases, it’s gone from 32 inches to 28 inches—and yes, it makes a huge difference. To compound matters, the size of OUR seats (as in butts) has increased. On average, Americans weigh 30 pounds more than we did in the 1970′s.

Watch the video from today’s segment, and learn Peter’s tips for getting some secret coach seats:

Small Seats, Short Tempers – How Airlines are Cramming More Passengers on Board

Here are a few comments on the subject:

  • If I “purchase” a seat. It is MY seat. You cannot do anything to alter it in any way any more than I should be allowed to alter yours. I build in sleep time to any flight I take. I will recline when I want to recline. You have access to just as much space as everyone else. If you need more space, then recline your seat.
  • When I take my seat and put on my seatbelt, I assess the space that my butt takes up, my arms and my shoulders. The space that is in front of me between my knees and the seat in front of me, and the space between my face and the seat in front of me. I regard that as MY SPACE and I do not intend to change MY SPACE nor do I expect anyone else to infringe upon MY SPACE. They have an equal amount as I do and they can do with IT as they please. If YOU want to sleep on your flight, do it in the evening as everyone else does but do not expect to nap in MY LAP during the day in MY SPACE.
  • I am on the fence about this. I need to recline if I’m having 5 hours or sitting; bolt upright is not an option. BUT I also am aware that I could inconvenience someone who is simply trying to eat a meal behind me if I lean back too far. So I virtually never recline all the way anymore because of this.

    I’ve had a small 13″ laptop that was STILL affected by people leaning all the way back, even when I don’t have it on the tray so that argument of getting a weak notebook does not “fly”. A tablet has a better chance.

    And why are we not blaming the greedy airlines for this mess? It’s like shrinking a cage on a group of rats and watching all of the claws come out as the space evaporates. Until they actually care about our comfort more than their bottom-lines, it’s not going to get easier for fliers.

  • I only fly to Las Vegas on Alligiant Air and their seats do not recline and that makes everyone equal and happy…

How do you feel about passengers reclining their seats in front of you? How do you feel about reclining in front of a passenger? Take our poll to let us know!

Let’s continue to shine, Everyone!

~DHSI

If you would like to unearth more secrets that you need to know about your career or your next interview, http://www.diamondhospitalityblog.com is THE place to be. We also share hospitality & travel information, as well as uplifting & inspiring posts/stories. Subscribe to our blog and share it with your network. Visit http://www.diamondhospitalityservices.com to see what we are about. We are here to help and inspire!

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Peter Greenberg
PeterGreenberg.com

Original article link: http://petergreenberg.com/2014/09/04/controversy-reclining-seats/

Thriving Thursdays: This Dad Has The Best Reason For Not Walking His Daughter Down The Aisle

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September 4, 2014

thriving-thursday-button-medSome women prefer not to have their fathers walk them down the aisle on their wedding day, but this little girl won’t even have the chance to ask. At just four years old, her father is already refusing to fulfill that role on her big day. Seem shocking? This guy isn’t just being an overprotective father who doesn’t want to give his little girl away, though.

His reason is much more amazing. Grab some tissues before hitting play. You’re gonna need them. (WE DID!!!)

So incredibly touching. Chloe is clearly a lucky little lady (We at Diamond Hospitality like to say BLESSED!).

Share Dr. Levy’s heartwarming story with your friends using the buttons below. Leave a comment to let us know how you felt after watching the video.

Let’s continue to shine, Everyone!

~DHSI

If you would like to unearth more secrets that you need to know about your career or your next interview, http://www.diamondhospitalityblog.com is THE place to be. We also share hospitality & travel information, as well as uplifting & inspiring posts/stories. Subscribe to our blog and share it with your network. Visit http://www.diamondhospitalityservices.com to see what we are about. We are here to help and inspire!

Is Paying Extra for a Balcony Cabin on a Cruise Worth It?

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August 29, 2014

Note from DHSI: So, the question is this: Is it worth it to pay extra for a cabin with a balcony? In our opinion, it is a personal preference that has a lot to do with 1. how often you plan to be in your cabin and 2. the extra cost/your budget allowances. Personally, whenever our owner, Erica Rucker, takes a cruise with her Sweetheart, they ALWAYS go for a balcony cabin. There’s just no other way to wake up in the mornings with the sun rising, or kick back in the evenings and watch the sun go down!

 

CruiseCabinCruise ships are floating resorts, where passengers can get a massage, gamble through the night or check out a Vegas-style show without ever setting foot on land.

So with so much to do, do you really need a room with a balcony?

“I think it’s usually worth it,” says Mike Driscoll, editor of industry newsletter Cruise Week. “But that depends on the cruise itself, and why you’re going.”

Of course, seafarers have to figure out if a balcony is in the budget. But Driscoll says price may not be the deterrent it once was.

A few years ago, he says, “you’d be paying double to get a balcony.” Now, cabins with balconies on a standard, seven-day cruise generally cost $100 more than those with a window, and between $150 and $200 more than a stateroom inside the ship.

If you’re sailing in the Mediterranean or to another scenic destination, the view is definitely worth the money, Driscoll says.

“If you’re doing an Alaska cruise, it’s so nice out on the balcony, watching the glaciers,” he says. “You see all the people on their balconies watching the beauty go by.”

There are those vacationers who have little use for a private deck because they’re only in the cabin when it’s lights out. And a balcony may not matter much to them.

“They’ll be out in the casino and running about most of the time,” Driscoll says. “For them, it really isn’t as important.”

TRIP LENGTH A FACTOR

Marshall Jackson, a blogger for BoardingArea who lives in Atlanta, opts for a balcony depending on the length of the trip.

If it’s at least seven nights, he says, there’s more time to relax in your own outdoor space, particularly on days the ship is not in port.

But if the cruise lasts only three or four days, Jackson says, he rarely bothers to get one.

“(It) just seems like you spend so little time in your stateroom on shorter itineraries that a balcony is a waste of money,” he says.

Ellen Davis doesn’t go much for big cruise ships, preferring river cruises where balconies are the norm. And she’s not sure a balcony on a large cruise ship is worth the extra cash just to gaze out at an endless blue sea.

“Not that it’s lacking in its own beauty,” she says of the sea. “But it falls a little flat compared to watching castles float by on the Danube, or seeing children washing down their water buffalo on the Nile.”

Davis, who works in marketing and lives in Peachtree City, Ga., says, “I’d rather enjoy the ocean from the shore, watching the waves crashing, than pay extra on a big boat.”

THE BENEFITS

Others disagree and say that having more than a window to the sea has benefits Cruisebalconybeyond aesthetics.

Brian Matos, director of sales for a supply chain services company based in Frisco, Texas, is one, saying he enjoys having his own piece of the outdoors, away from the crowds.

“It really limits the claustrophobia that sometimes comes with small cabins on a cruise ship,” Matos says. “(It’s) great to be able to sit outside late at night with a glass of wine, looking at the sea and stars.”

William Rodgers, of Martinsburg, W.Va., couldn’t agree more.

“It’s usually said that the stateroom on a cruise matters little as one is never there,” he says. But he found out differently when he and his wife, Judy, decided to book a cabin with a balcony on a cruise to the western Caribbean, including Grand Cayman Island and Belize City.

“We spent more time in the stateroom than we ever expected,” Rodgers says.

While his wife slept in, Rodgers says, he would order from room service, then sit on the balcony “reading my book, drinking a cup of coffee and watching the sun rise.

“After we returned to the stateroom in the evening, my wife and I spent time together on the balcony. It was, in her words, a beautifully romantic moment each time we were there.”

Now they’re hooked, he says. “We will never cruise without a balcony again.”

Have you ever cruised with and without a balcony cabin? What are your thoughts on both? Share in the comment section below!

Be sure to take a look at 8 Unusual Cruise Ship Balconies.

Let’s continue to shine, Everyone!

~DHSI

If you would like to unearth more secrets that you need to know about your career or your next interview, http://www.diamondhospitalityblog.com is THE place to be. We also share hospitality & travel information, as well as uplifting & inspiring posts/stories. Subscribe to our blog and share it with your network. Visit http://www.diamondhospitalityservices.com to see what we are about. We are here to help and inspire!

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Charisse Jones
USA TODAY

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/advice/2013/04/09/is-it-worth-it-to-pay-extra-for-a-balcony-cabin-on-a-cruise/2069029/

Airfare Expert: Why Are There Different Prices on the Same Route?

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August 29, 2014

AirplaneDollarWhy would two large airlines fly the same route but sell tickets for very different prices? Perhaps the easiest way to explain is by using the analogy of gas stations on opposite corners of the same intersection.

Scenario No. 1: The price gap

One station owner looks out his window and notices the other guy’s prices are lower, so he hurries outside to move the numbers around on his sign so prices match (this, of course is the pre-digital, electronic signage era).

Airlines also tweak ticket prices. When one notices another has dropped prices, the first one quickly matches, because just as a gas station owner doesn’t want traffic to bypass his corner, no airline wants to end up on page ten of a search query while a rival flying the same route is on page one. There can be a time lag while ticket costs are getting aligned, though, and that’s when a shopper could see a price gap.

Scenario No. 2: The empty pump

A station owner’s pump runs out of gas and he has to put a bag over it (“Use next pump”). His competitor has plenty. Which station is in the better pricing position?

This happens with airlines too, as the business of managing prices and capacity is a complex one.

Scenario No. 3: When prices go up

When a gas station or airline raises prices, the competition usually scrambles to join and match the higher fares. But not always. Maybe the rivals feel a higher price PricegoesUpwill hurt demand so they sit it out.

Which puts the hike initiator, Airline A, in a difficult position since it may be all alone out there with the new higher prices for a day or so, waiting (in vain) for others to match. Meanwhile, a traveler who only shops Airline A’s site during this wait-and-see period figures all tickets on the route he wants cost the same, buys a ticket and winds up paying more than he had to.

Scenario No. 4: That little something extra

Call this the great intangible: Some corners are mysteriously better at pulling in gas station customers, while some airlines may do better with some customers even if they cost more. It may come down to strong loyalty programs or seatback TVs or maybe it’s the perception of good people and good prices (I’m looking at you, Southwest).

Another way to put it: Sometimes an airline charges more but you don’t care. What does matter is knowing all your airfare options.

Bottom line: Always compare prices

BottomLineYou can never be sure which airline has the cheapest ticket prices because no single airline always has the lowest prices. Maybe it’s worth it to you to pay a little more for certain extras but you need the whole picture right from the start to see the best deals available. That’s why you have to compare prices for air travel, just as you would in deciding which gas station gets your business.

Know of any other ways to save on airfare? Well then, by all means, share them in the comment section below so your fellow readers can start comparing and saving!

Let’s continue to shine, Everyone!

~DHSI

If you would like to unearth more secrets that you need to know about your career or your next interview, http://www.diamondhospitalityblog.com is THE place to be. We also share hospitality & travel information, as well as uplifting & inspiring posts/stories. Subscribe to our blog and share it with your network. Visit http://www.diamondhospitalityservices.com to see what we are about. We are here to help and inspire!

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FareCompare CEO Rick Seaney is an airline industry insider and top media air travel resource. Follow Rick (@rickseaney) and never overpay for airfare again.

QUIZ: What Type Of Employee Are You?

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August 25, 2014

TypeofEmployeeYou’re SUPER awesome at your job, but have you ever wondered what your boss REALLY thinks of you as an employee?

Of course you have!! Who hasn’t?

Take this quiz to find out what type of employee you are at work!

1. At work, you’re typically:

(a) Serious and intense about getting things done.

(b) Excited to work on projects with your team.

(c) Unhappy and unmotivated.

2. Your mantra is:

(a) Time is money!

(b) Be good, do good.

(c) I’ll do it myself.

3. When the boss praises your work, you:

(a) Brush it off and move on to the next project.

(b) Give credit to your team.

(c) Praise? You never get credit for your hard work.

4. Your co-workers:

(a) Look up to you.

(b) Go to you for help and support.

(c) Generally don’t work with you unless it’s absolutely necessary.

5. What describes you best?

(a) Confident, responsible, and results-driven.

(b) Happy, genuine, and compatible.

(c) Irritable, jealous, and controlling.

6. What do you want to do the most?

(a) Solve problems.

(b) Support others.

(c) Be the boss.

7. When a co-worker gets a promotion, you:

(a) Congratulate them briefly and get back to work as usual.

(b) Are SO happy for them!

(c) Complain that you should’ve gotten the promotion instead.

8. Which of these are you best at?

(a) Making tough decisions under pressure.

(b) Working on a team.

(c) Working alone.

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Results

Mostly As: You’re the superhero!

You’re the superhero employee! Superheroes are typically serious, intense, and results-driven.

They don’t actively seek praise from others. They simply love solving problems, and they will do whatever it takes to get the job done. You’re all about results!

That said, your strong work ethic might make you seem a little cold. Here are some tips for building positive relationships in the office!

Mostly Bs: You’re the sidekick!

You’re a great team player and you genuinely want to do good work. Your co-workers go to

you when they need help because you’re extremely reliable and supportive.

It’s never about you, it’s about the cause. You’re the co-worker everyone wants!

Mostly Cs: You’re the bystander waiting for your moment.

When it comes to your job, you crave something more – something bigger.

You wish you were given more credit for your accomplishments and you have more control over your own projects. You like working alone, yet you wish you had more support.

Did you take the quiz? We’d love to know your results! Let us know how you did in the comment section below.

Let’s continue to shine, Everyone!

~DHSI

If you would like to unearth more secrets that you need to know about your career or your next interview, http://www.diamondhospitalityblog.com is THE place to be. We also share hospitality & travel information, as well as uplifting & inspiring posts/stories. Subscribe to our blog and share it with your network. Visit http://www.diamondhospitalityservices.com to see what we are about. We are here to help and inspire!

About the Author

Ariella Coombs

Ariella is the Content Manager for CAREEREALISM. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in journalism. Follow her @AriellaCoombs or find her on Google+.

One Simple Dress Code Rule To Boost Your Career

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August 25, 2014

DressforJobyouWantWhether you’re job hunting, seeking a promotion, or just want to be taken seriously at work, how you present yourself is an oft-overlooked, but integral part of the process — and you can boost your chances at impressing with one very simple rule:

Slightly overdress for your position. Just a notch. Remember the old adage: dress for the job you want, not the job you have? It’s absolutely true, because it shows you are excited and eager to be at your workplace, and that you put thought into the details, not to mention the fact that you will simply come across as more professional and competent.

So, when you’re shopping or choosing what to wear, go for the slightly nicer dress, buy a slightly nicer suit or shirt. But you still want to fit in — there’s nothing worse than turning up completely over-dressed (or indeed, under-dressed).

Before an interview, for example, find out what the company dress code is, especially for your desired position and department. Always dress up one notch better than the standard dress code; that way you will look smart and show you have made an effort without over or under dressing.

How to build a wardrobe for the job you want.

Easier said than done? Perhaps. If you’re out of work and looking for a job or Wardrobehoping to move up a level, you may worry that you can’t afford to dress for the job you want.

When budget is a concern or you simply don’t know where to begin, use these tips for building a wardrobe you can be proud of:

Stick with the classics. If you’re shopping on a budget, go for classic styles and colors that will last. Avoid trendy items for now, or save your “fashion statements” for inexpensive items you can easily replace, like colored socks or pocket squares for men, costume jewelry and scarves for women.

Learn to care for your clothes meticulously. Read the labels and follow them to the letter. Does it mean you will spend a little more time doing laundry? Probably. But your clothes will last much longer. Try to avoid buying lots of pieces that are “dry clean only” because dry cleaning can quickly become expensive.

Buy the highest quality you can afford. Price really does determine quality in many cases (up to a point). Bypass any budgetary issues by shopping for gently used items or last season’s styles. Look for a high quality consignment store in your area, which will usually have nicer pieces than thrift stores, and shop outlet malls and discount stores. Familiarize yourself with high quality brands you’d like to buy, then look for them on your discount shopping expeditions.

DressforSuccessBuy fewer, but better items. You may find you need to purchase fewer clothes to ensure better quality. Look for separates you can easily mix and match instead of dresses or matched suits. Stick with classic pieces in muted colors and patterns so that if you wear a shirt more than once a week with a different jacket or pants, people aren’t likely to notice.

Pay attention to fit. Many times the difference between a suit (or any piece of clothing) that looks expensive and one that looks cheap is all in the fit. Find a good tailor who can help adjust all of your clothes — even inexpensive ones. That extra few dollars can make a world of difference. Likewise, get to know your local shoe repair shop that can help keep shoes, belts, and purses looking new.
Look for durable fabrics including wool, cotton, silk, and linen, and avoid man-made fabrics like polyester and rayon, which will deteriorate and show wear faster.

DressforSuccessCartoonChoose multi-season pieces. When considering a new piece, think about how you can wear it in different seasons. Aim to have most of your closet be wearable on all but the deepest winter and hottest summer days rather than splurging on items that are only useful for a short time each year.

Even if you’re working at an entry level position and hope to be a senior VP someday, it is possible to dress with your desired position in mind with a little planning and creativity. Do you have any career wardrobe dos and don’ts to share? I’d love to hear them in the comments.

Let’s continue to shine, Everyone!

~DHSI

If you would like to unearth more secrets that you need to know about your career or your next interview, http://www.diamondhospitalityblog.com is THE place to be. We also share hospitality & travel information, as well as uplifting & inspiring posts/stories. Subscribe to our blog and share it with your network. Visit http://www.diamondhospitalityservices.com to see what we are about. We are here to help and inspire!

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Bernard Marr is a globally recognized expert in strategy, performance management, analytics, KPIs and big data. He helps companies and executive teams manage, measure and improve performance.

Post-Breakup Escapes: Where to Go to Get Over Your Ex

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August 22, 2014

As we go into the weekend, you might be wondering where you can go. Or….you might be planning your next vacation later on down the line. Here is a list of location ideas that we thought would be useful, even if you didn’t break up! ~DHSI

Road2RecoveryThere’s no way around it — getting dumped stinks. But the silver lining is that it’s a great excuse to get away for a few days. We scoured the globe and found the best places to get over your good-for-nothing ex. By the time you get home, you’ll have forgotten their name.

Tensing Pen, Negril, Jamaica

When your ex broke the news, did you feel the urge to jump? Well, gone are the days of “lover’s leaps” (he/she is sooo not worth it) and here are the days of low-bridge-jumping — an exhilarating rush that’s a little like falling in love with someone new. Set in the cliffs of Negril’s West End, Tensing Pen faces the ocean TensingPenbut doesn’t have a traditional sandy beach. Instead, high, rocky cliffs descend to the pure blue water below. Guests can climb down the cliffs and swim from a handful of ladders that have been built into the cliffs, but the general consensus is that you can’t finish your stay without jumping from the long, skinny bridge about 20 feet or so above the water. Doesn’t that sound refreshing? And it doesn’t hurt to be on a sunny island while you’re getting over your ex who’s stuck at home, filled with regret.

Casa Velas Hotel Boutique, Marina Vallarta, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

The 80-room adults-only Casa Velas Hotel is perfectly situated amid quiet luxury in the small neighborhood of Marina Vallarta, which has a Palm Springs-meets-Beverly Hills vibe. With a gated entry, a friendly, (mostly) bilingual staff, and gorgeous rooms that more than meet the challenge posed by the surrounding CasaVelasposh ambiance, Casa Velas is a great pick for those heading to Splitsville. The best part? The hotel sometimes offers a Divorcee Package which includes accommodations in the Presidential Suite for you and your closest (single) friends, a spa treatment, a night out on the town, a farewell cocktail party (complete with a mini-coffin for your wedding ring), and a consultation with a jewelry designer to create the perfect post-marriage setting for that gorgeous engagement-ring rock. Hey, maybe you did get something out of that marriage after all!

Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada

If your way of getting over someone is moving onto the next, you’re going to want to head to Vegas. And no hotel does Vegas parties better than the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Aside from the notorious pool parties in the summer, the hotel is home to Vanity (just one of your ex’s many flaws), one of the hottest nightclubs in Sin City. The 14,000-square-foot nightclub features world-renowned DJs spinning until 4 a.m. for an uber-attractive crowd; HardRockbouncers keep an infamously tight velvet rope, so they practically do all of the work for you! And as they say, what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. Unless, of course, you want to bring your dance-floor-makeout-partner-turned-significant-other home just to show your ex how forgettable they really are.

Fontainebleau Resort Miami Beach, Miami Beach, Florida

After a breakup, it’s time for some R&R. One of our favorite spas is the Lapis Spa at the Fontainebleau Resort in Miami. The spa sits between the pool and the beach Fontainebleauand looks like a shiny sapphire dropped from the sky. At 40,000 square feet, that’s a pretty big rock. A $35 spa pass gets you into the locker rooms, Jacuzzis, cold pool, steam room, and sauna, along with regular access to the gym. The pool, saunas, and steam rooms aren’t crammed into a corner, like they are at so many other spas, but are instead gracefully laid out in the large, trendy subterranean lair. Special treatments like massages are extra, of course, but with 30 treatment rooms, there’s no waiting in line.

To see the rest of the locations that made the break up list, click here.

Are there other locations that should have made the list? Feel free to share them in the comments section!

Let’s continue to shine, Everyone!

~DHSI

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Thriving Thursdays! Homeless Pit Bull In An Industrial Area Gets Rescued. Now THIS Is Great!

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thriving-thursday-button-medIf you are (and even if you aren’t) an animal lover, as we are, this will surely touch your heart. Pit bulls get such a bad rap these days. Watch this video to see just how gentle and loving they have the potential to be:

*video courtesy of http://www.viralnova.com

The organization that rescued Maisie is Hope for Paws, a 501 C-3 non-profit animal rescue organization. Please visit their website to learn how you can help! They are looking to adopt Maisie out to a very good home, along with other animals that have been rescued.

Don’t forget to share this post with your network. You never know who might be in the market for a new family member!

Let’s continue to shine, Everyone!

~DHSI

*Interested in being a guest blogger for us? We are looking for bloggers who have knowledge in the following areas: human resources, career & employment, work-life balance, motivation, and inspiration. Send us an email to: info@diamondhospitalityservices.com. If you have your own blog, we can link back to you.

If you would like to unearth more secrets that you need to know about your career or your next interview, http://www.diamondhospitalityblog.com is THE place to be. We also share hospitality & travel information, as well as uplifting & inspiring posts/stories. Subscribe to our blog and share it with your network. Visit http://www.diamondhospitalityservices.com to see what we are about. We are here to help and inspire!

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