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Vacation Tips for the Holidays

Updated on July 3, 2009

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Have you ever picked up the News Paper just to read about some unsuspecting tourist getting mugged or worse, killed? In your mind you are aware that you will be taking a vacation in the very near future and you want to go out of state, so you know if you take a weapon and get caught its big trouble for you, just because you wanted to protect your family. Later I will get into self protection methods.

This piece of information is not meant to scare you or change your vacation plans, just to give you a heads up on the states where the most crimes are committed.

The country's overall crime rate is displayed in two indexes. The violent crime index comprises homicide, forcible rape, robbery and assault. The property crime index consists of burglary, larceny/theft, motor vehicle theft, arson and carjacking.

That’s is why I am writing this piece. You can’t rely on the spineless government to protect you anymore, all they do is put on a show. Do you know how easy it would be to walk into an airport and blow yourself up? A piece of cake and I am not making light of that. It disgust me. Two of the post

I was on over the years, were not doing their jobs properly, with personnel either sleeping or misrepresenting payroll. When I reported the situations I was removed from each post because in security the actual managers, not the post supervisors don’t want be bothered with anything. That

might give reason for their removal from the easy street position that they are placed in, that they brag so much to their friends and security guards about. I know one company I worked for went thru five managers in two years. So you see, there’s one problem already that you have to worry about and that is good security. The other, where you stay.

I have been a Security Officer for a number of years and have worked some of the worst motels there are. Of course I won’t mention any names but you would have no idea that the ones I won’t mention are the same ones that you are staying in from time to time because you think you and or your family are safe but what goes on is sometimes a crime.

First this is trying to figure out how to get the reservation you want, when you want it. You see commercials on television all the time about different places that give deep discounts on motel stays and if you call now and use your credit card they will throw in whatever they think will make the sale a done deal. Its kind of like the car business, but that’s another story.

In other words you have to really pay attention and ask the right questions to come out with what you think you want. Then after you give the nice person on the phone your credit card number, address, city and phone number and hang up your are in a state of disbelief. “I hope things go right”, “me to dear”.

Its like going to the store with your child. When you get to the aisle you thought you were supposed to be in you ask, “did she say ground beef or chicken”? You are not sure of what you actually got and have no number to call because you did not write it down. Read on to discover what they don’t want you to know.

When vacation time finally gets here, the packing ordeal is over and you have much to much in and on the car, everyone has done what they need to do, you hope, and you haven’t forgotten anything that

would make you turn around, you are on your way to what you hope is a memorable, fun loving, and relaxing vacation without a twist.

You have the usual driving experience of stop here, stop there, buy this buy that, and if your lucky, nowadays with all the rudeness on the highways, you did not run into an idiot yelling obscenities and waving hand gestures at you for your family to see all the stupidity. Maybe just maybe you will be spared on this trip, after all it is your vacation.

Finally you to your destination right in front of the motel is a homeless man begging for a handout. You go inside and the person at the desk has such a heavy ascent you ask your wife to interpret because you can’t understand a word the person is saying. So you go back out to the car to make sure no one is messing with your stuff. Your wife follows saying that what you got is not what you thought you got and about the same time there is a conflict between a man and a young woman going on down be one of the buildings. He slugs her and makes himself disappear in the darkness.

Turns out she was a hooker that did not get paid, and the security guard is asleep in one of the rooms.. You are starting to get upset but trying to deal with it calmly. You start to go back inside and some gay guy says, “hey man you want to play, I got the toys, man”. You give him a few choice words and tell your family to lock the doors. Then you prepare to go back inside to deal with the idiot clerk.

It turns out you got the “business deal’ not the “business exec” deal. That means, no wifi as you promised the kids and no continental breakfast or even a microwave in the room. But hey, they have some great coffee. There are no elevators and your room is not by the pool but it is on the second floor and they don’t have a substitution that you can switch to and it is not even the prime season.

Bummer. The kids are upset and the wife is bitching and you are fit to be tied.

The thing is the Motels, nor the rental company don’t want to give you a reason not to come to there Motel so they don’t tell you that a large percentage of their business comes from monthly renters that are local people that for whatever reason are living at the Motel for a time. The problem with

that is there are a lot of hookers, pimps, street people, and drug dealers that need a place to practice their trade. You also have guys that rent a room and let it to the girls to use as they please and that means a % of the profits. A lot of these places don’t want to spend an extra dime to put security in so in the middle of the night all hell is breaking loose and you can’t sleep for the boom, boom, noise coming through the walls.

If they do have security, more than likely they don’t give a damn what’s going on anyway because their company bid was so low to get the job that they barely make minimum, so they could care less and the bad eggs are all nighters. This stuff is going on all night.

If the Motel is broken up into different buildings, such as four in a square, stay as close to the office as possible. Its like sitting in front of the room when you were in school. The rift raft was always in the back. With a motel, it’s the same.

In fact there was one location where the local police were doing a drug deal trying to bust the dealer when the perp said, lets do the deal in the back corner of the Motel. When they arrived at the location the dealer tried to rob the druggies/cops and the female cop ended up shooting the dealer.

People were staying in the Motel while this was going on and the motel was not warned of the action. A bi-stander could have been easily killed.

There was another case that the cops knew nothing off where a tenant saw a pimp put a knife up to a hookers throat because she was holding back some funds and then he beat her up pretty bad but shedid not call the police. Go figure. By the way. White girl/black guy. You see a lot of that going on now.They think these guys are taking care of them because they did not pay attention in school and now can't add two and two.

No offence, but I grew up in the 50’s and 60,s so I don’t believe in mixed marriages or relationships, but each to their own. I just hate to see these girls, no matter what race (Mexicans girls are big into this also) used and abused like trash. I saw this one girl, could hardly speak English, but you bet she knew what she was there for, and they just dropped her off and said go make some money. I quickly had her leave the property and go work some other motel.

There was another instance where the drunk boyfriend beat the girlfriend because she was cavorting with a street person/drug dealer/pimp. They had been in the Motel for over two months.

You need to, if you want to stay in a Motel, call ahead and check their particular circumstances. Do they have security, are they satisfied with their security. Usually they will be honest about that because its not the owner you are speaking with.

1. What % is nightly and what % is monthly.

2. What part of town they are located in.

3. How is the crime in that part of town. Is the traffic heavy or light.

4. Is there a gas station right next door or is there a nice neighborhood close-by? Usually if there is a Gas Station right next door it gives the hookers and drug dealers a place to make contact.

This one clown told the girl working at the Gas Station when she told him to leave or she would call the cops that the last girl that told him that in Miami got her face smashed in! She eventually got the police to remove the guy.

If anyone comes up to you and ask for money or food, I know you can’t help but feel bad for these people, but not only will they become a nuisance they will bother others in the motel that don’t care to come in contact with them.

Nearly a quarter of the nation's 744,000 homeless are in California, We (my wife, my son, & myself) use to do the motel thing till we went to a timeshare presentation back in 2000 and purchased a beautiful lock-out 2 bedroom unit in Kissimmee, less than 5 miles from Disney World (the Magic Kingdom). When you put a pencil to it, we have not spent anymore than if we had stayed in motels for that nine years, we have been "way more" secure and we have not spent anymore money..

I’m going to go against the grain, and if you still want to stay at a motel email me and I will geve you some excellent advise and websites that will help you out making your vacation stays more secure, fun, and exciting.

One thing I would recommend taking some self defense programs so you will be ready for anything that might threaten you or your family.

Even martial arts experts get beat up in the streets. I hate to say it because I've spent so many years—and so much money—on martial arts classes and on sparring mats; and I learned a lot.

But often times these days, martial arts school is more about colorful belts, expensive uniforms, and those monthly or semi-monthly dues, i.e., money. A street fight last an average of eight seconds. You don't have time to be cute and they don't care how many moves you have. Its all about survival not showing off for your girlfriend.

There are some programs that won’t cost an arm and a leg but will give you some ideas of how to protect of yourself not put on a show. I can’t stress how important it is to know how to protect yourself at least to some degree. I have seen guys cold cocked for no reason at all then I had to step in and have these idiots arrested.

There are so many presentations going on of top notch Resorts that you shouldn’t have to ever use a Motel again and you can see for your self how beautiful and how much safer it is than staying in a Motel to stay in a Vacation Resort. Even the Marriott People have Resorts now, and they are beautiful.

Email me and I will give you some expert advise on the subject and more...self defence , where to stay for inexpensice rates and more security, and how to contact these people in the areas you want to go to for the best results and when to contact them.

I tell you what. I am a "vacation get a way club" member. That cost me $7800, six years ago for the membership and an annual fee but I can stay in the best Resorts in the world. If you want to stay in a really nice resort instead of a Motel 6 let me know and I will give you the login and password for $50 per vacation and you can go to the website and pick the vacation of your dreams for a well reduced rate of normal vacationing at whatever resort. For example, Hawaii for a week is usually 1800.00 and up. You can get a vacation there for a week for around $900.00. That's an example of what is possible. The later you wait the cheaper it is. Such as a last minute deal. Use "Vacation" as Subject

Stay at the Best Resort Condos

Vacation Village where we have our two bedroom lock-out condo that gives us two weeks a year and sleeps eight.
Vacation Village where we have our two bedroom lock-out condo that gives us two weeks a year and sleeps eight.
The condos usually have full kitchens.
The condos usually have full kitchens.
The beautiful pools are one thin that won us over along with the secure feeling we have while staying at most any of the resorts. They care about your security while there.
The beautiful pools are one thin that won us over along with the secure feeling we have while staying at most any of the resorts. They care about your security while there.
The jet tubs are out of this world. Great for your back and lovelife also.
The jet tubs are out of this world. Great for your back and lovelife also.


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