The Dash Poem by Linda Ellis

I read of a man who stood to speak
At the funeral of a friend
He referred to the dates on the tombstone
From the the end

He noted that first came the date of birth
And spoke the following date with tears,
But he said what mattered most of all
Was the dash between those years

For that dash represents all the time
That they spent alive on earth.
And now only those who loved them
Know what that little line is worth

For it matters not, how much we own,
The cars...the house...the cash.
What matters is how we live and love
And how we spend our dash.

So, think about this long and hard.
Are there things you'd like to change?
For you never know how much time is left
That can still be rearranged.

Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas

Ready for your next getaway? The sunshine state is calling your name! The Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas is the perfect place to satisfy your travel needs. Located right near Disney Springs, there is plenty to explore and do that will make your trip worthwhile. If you are interested in visiting any of Orlando’s popular theme parks such as Universal, Disney, or Seaworld, you can hop on the daily shuttle for a convenient ride. The international drive is also close to the resort where you can find a wide range of unique activities and restaurants to choose from. Not only is the Sheraton in a prime location close to Orlando’s best tourist spots, but there is also a wide variety of activities at the resort. You can spend your day relaxing by the variety of pools, playing basketball or tennis, or participating in the daily outdoor activities. You can head over to The Spa at Grande Vista also to enjoy services such as massages, facials, manicures/pedicures, body wrapping, and waxing. The Spa at Grande Vista also provides services from skilled professionals to ensure a great experience. If you are looking for a bite to eat, the Sheraton offers a variety of specialty restaurants as well as a market place and room service to make everyone in your party, please. Florida is a great place to entertain families that are interested in fun activities that they have never seen before. Between theme parks, resort pools, and fine dining you will enjoy your experience. The Sheraton offers three different Villa options to choose from. The one-bedroom smaller villa includes one king bed, a sofa bed, a small kitchen, and a balcony. The two-bedroom villa includes one bedroom with a king bed, another bedroom with a double sofa, two bathrooms, and a balcony. Finally, there is the two-bed townhouse that has two bedrooms, one with a king bed, one with two single beds, rollaway beds, two bathrooms, and kitchen amenities. The one and two-bedroom options come with two alternatives that come with different bed and room options. Make sure to book your stay at the Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas to ensure a pleasurable experience!  

Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club

The Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club is a great destination for your next vacation. Located on the beachfront of the Caribbean, it features many outdoor activities such as a lazy river, pools, hot tubs. Along with these outdoor activities, this resort also offers access to the Mandara spa, fitness center, and many restaurants.

This resort is in the perfect location because there are several activities you can do in close proximity to the resort. These activities include visiting the Aruba Aloe Factory, Museum and Store, Eagle beach, Natural Pool, and more. There are several other activities to partake in near the resort such as Golf, horseback Riding, Water Skiing, and WindSurfing. If you or anyone in your party enjoys these activities, then Aruba is the perfect place for your next adventure! This resort is also great for families where there is a kid-friendly environment created with several options to keep the whole family satisfied with their stay. Not only do guests have access to services in the resort, but they also have access to the Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club restaurants which is the neighboring resort to the surf club. The resort is set off in three towers which include the Lighthouse, Compass, and the Spyglass tower. The lighthouse tower is great for those who want to be closest to the beach and want an oceanside unit. There is a kid-friendly pool along with an adults-only serenity pool. This is great for people traveling with or without kids so they feel comfortable and have options for the pool they chose to relax in.

The compass tower includes the main lobby and marketplace and the tower includes all three types of bedroom units that they offer. The compass tower offers fun activities in the evening where you can find live entertainment. Finally, the Spyglass tower is located towards the back of the property and offers a selection of different views. The spyglass tower has ocean views, garden views, and views of the lazy river. These three towers give you options to meet all of the guests’ wants and needs to make their stay in Aruba one to remember. The breathtaking views that each tower offers will make you love your stay in Aruba.

A studio unit/guest room will have a balcony and includes a kitchenette, dining area, and plenty of room to stretch out. There is a king bed and a sleeper sofa where four people can sleep in the room. A one-bedroom villa will have a balcony, full kitchen, dining area, living area with a sleeper sofa and a separate bedroom with a king bed. The 1 bedroom villa also has a sleeper sofa in the living room and can sleep four people. A two-bedroom villa has a balcony, a king bed in the master bedroom, and in the second bedroom, it has a queen bed and sleeper sofa. This 2 bedroom villa also includes a sleeper sofa in the living room and can sleep eight people. There is also a 3 bedroom 3 bathroom villa option. This large 1700 sq. ft villa can sleep 12 people. There will be a king bed in the master bedroom, the second bedroom will have 2 double beds and the 3 rd bedroom will have a king bed and a sleeper sofa. There is a balcony, full kitchen, dining area, and living space with a 2nd sleeper sofa.

Between the three towers, this resort offers a wide variety of options for a comfortable room and view that will satisfy you on your vacation.