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Internet Marketers Dream Cruise 2010

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Travel, Updates on January 18th, 2010 | No Comments

Hello from Cabin 2279 aboard the Carnival Dream, our latest and largest ship yet for Mike Filsaime’s annual Internet Marketers Cruise!

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Internet Marketers Cruise 2010 (Click on photo to enlarge)

Every year since 2006, I have been cruising with Mike Filsaime and a group of our best Internet Marketing buddies, starting with just about a dozen or two of our closest inner circle friends and growing that to 436 Internet Marketers that cruised with us this year!

(You can learn more about how you can join us for Internet Marketers Cruise 2011 at the end of this post…)

As always, the Internet Marketers Cruise was organized by “Captain Lou” Edwards, and along with Mike Filsaime, Tom Beal and Donna Fox, I personally had an amazing time creating my own million-dollar mastermind vacation with my team – Andy Huang, James Lee, James Delong and Lasse Rouhiainen.

And what better way to kick off 2010 than a cruise to the Exotic Caribbeans, setting sail from Port Canaveral in Orlando to Cozumel, Roatan, Belize City and Costa Maya in Mexico.

This year on the Internet Marketers Cruise, we reunited with many of our previous cruising buddies, including Deborah Micek, JP Micek, Armando Montelongo, Veronica Montelongo, Joel Therien, Illona Therien, Mike Morgan, Holly Morgan, Jeff Dedrick, Frank Rumbauskas, Dana Rumbauskas, Ross Goldberg, Bob “the Teacher” Jenkins, Howard Tiano, Cynthia Tiano, Jennie Armato, Tom Bell, Adam Gilad, Max Action, Eelco de Boer, Gary Byrne, Michelle Galvin, Alex Nghiem, Frank Sousa, Robert Puddy, Adam Lowe, Tina Truong, Reed Floren, Chris Zavadowski, Odinn Sorensen, Tracy Repchuk, Willliam Lee, Vince Mitchell, Kelly Mitchell, Mike Deiure, Wendy Joy Hart, Sharon Worsley, Jon Benson, Scott Hall, Cindy Battye, Phyllis Eskow and Martyne Lo Russo.

Then, there are the hundreds of new Internet Marketers Cruise faces that I can’t possibly all mention, but we did get to meet and spend some quality time with fellow Internet Marketers Kirt Christensen, Jon Walker, Matt Bacak, Kevin Wilke, David Frey, Brent Hodgson, Mike Evans, Caleb Jennings, Rhonda Cort, Shelby Larson, Heather Sneed, Lucius Kern, Jimmy Sweeny, Jeff Siegel, Louise Puddy, Nick Reese, Simon Hedley, Dustin Struckman, Frank Bennett, Joel Peterson, “Big Jason” Henderson, Rex Richard, Noah Auspitz, Hollis Carter, Suhail Kahn, Bernadetta Sperrazza, Vanessa Stewart, Katie Joy, Taibi Mastelse, Christina Batten, Maurice Castle, Sherrie Rose, and Kim Huong.

Over the course of the week, Internet Marketers Cruise guests enjoyed networking parties, mastermind sessions, fine dining and plenty of fun in the sun excursions while on the Caribbean islands.

Here are some of my favorite memories from Internet Marketers Cruise 2010…

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Internet Marketers 2010 Cruise Ship – Carnival Dream

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Internet Marketers Cruise Host – Mike Filsaime

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Golf Cart in Costa Maya with the “A-Team” – Andy Huang, James Lee and Jimmy Delong

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Informal Dinner with Jimmy Delong, Max Action, Donna Fox, Rhonda Cort, Andy Huang, James Lee, Bernadette Sperrazza and Vanessa Stewart

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Formal Dinner with Rhonda Cort, Lasse Rouhiainen, James Lee, Jimmy Delong, Roxie Boyd and Odinn Sorensen

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Cruise Bar with Matt Bacak, Andy Huang, Kevin Wilke and Ross Goldberg

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Cruise Club with Lucius Kern, Bernadette Sperrazza, Mike Filsaime, Vanessa Stewart, Donna Fox, Michelle Galvin and Noah Auspitz

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Cigar Bar with Deborah Micek, Dana Rumbauskas, Veronica Montelongo, Rhonda Cort, Joel Therien, Armando Montelongo and JP Micek

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Cruise Lounge with Bernadette Sperrazza, Paulie Sabol, Vanessa Stewart and Ross Goldberg

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Roatan Beach Party Lunch with Kevin Wilke, Kim Truong, Andy Huang, Adam Lowe, Tina Huong and Half of James Lee’s Head

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Mohagany Bay in Roatan with Andy Huang, James Lee, Rhonda Cort and Jimmy Delong

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Playa Paradise (Paradise Beach) in Cozumel with Rhonda Cort, Heather Sneed, Ross Goldberg, Shelby Larson, James Delong and James Lee

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Boat Transport to Belize City with Andy Huang, Caleb Jennings and James Lee

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Belize City Port with James Lee, Caleb Jennings, Andy Huang, JP Micek, Deb Micek, Frank Rumbauskas, Dana Rumbauskas, Joel Therien, Illona Therien, Armando Montelongo, Veronica Montelongo and Kids

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Cave Tubing in Belize with Caleb Jennings, Andy Huang, James Lee and Others

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Costa Maya Beach with the “A-Team” – Jimmy Delong, James Lee and Andy Huang

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Internet Marketers Cruise Toast with Mike Filsaime, Donna Fox, Tom Beal and Team

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Making Videos with Lasse Rouhiainen, James Lee and Camera Man, Jimmy Delong

There are so many more fun memories captured on camera from Internet Marketers Cruise 2010 that I cannot possibly post all of them here, otherwise this page will take even longer to load.

However, I would encourage you to visit my Facebook page to see all the photos posted from fellow cruisers of this amazing vacation…

Now, If you would like to join us next year on Internet Marketers Cruise and experience this million-dollar mastermind vacation of a lifetime for yourself, look no further!

That’s right – Internet Marketers Cruise 2011 is now open for registrations!

How would you like to join us next year when we set sail to visit the beautiful and exotic Caribbean Islands of Grand Turk, Catalina Island, Curacao and Aruba?

Even though this last Internet Marketers Cruise has just concluded, I know the next one will be coming up very fast, and the cabins will sell out even faster!

Every year, the Internet Marketers Cruise gets bigger and better than ever, with more and more top notch Internet Marketers joining us for this experience.

We would very much love for you to join the Internet Marketers Cruise family and experience this vacation for yourself – There’s nothing like this and you’ll finally understand why I come back every year :)

Click Here To Reserve Your Cabin For Internet Marketers Cruise 2011 And Experience The Million Dollar Mastermind Vacation Of A Lifetime!

 

Gary Ambrose And Keith Wellman’s Gateway To Wealth Seminar In Orlando, Florida

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Seminars, Travel, Updates on August 3rd, 2008 | No Comments

Hello from Room 723 of the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Gary Ambrose and Keith Wellman’s Gateway to Wealth Seminar in Orlando, Florida!

We just wrapped up the Gateway to Wealth seminar here in Orlando, and it was yet another content and fun-packed weekend.

In addition to partying non-stop with my roommates for the weekend, Lee and Robin Collins, we also got to hang out quite a bit with fellow Gateway to Wealth seminar speakers and VIP experts, including Mike Filsaime, Matt Bacak, Sean Roach, Kevin Wilke, Alan Bechtold, Jeff Dedrick, Kevin Nations, Alex Nghiem, Eric Stafford, Brian Koz, Joe Lavery and Christine Comaford-Lynch.

As a matter of fact, if you have been following me on Twitter and Twitpics, you’ll know exactly how much fun we’ve been having as they happen as I send the real-time updates from my mobile phone (you can see some of the recent posts on the right sidebars of this page).

But of course, what made the Gateway to Wealth seminar great is not just that we had a lot of fun, but the fact that all the speakers really wanted to help the attendees.

In an effort to maximize value for the Gateway to Wealth seminar audience, the speakers even held a special expert panel session to answer any and all burning questions the audience members have about building their Internet Marketing business.

Expert Panel With Matt Bacak, Mike Filsaime, Jeff Dedrick, Lee Collins, Robin Collins, Erik Stafford, Gary Ambrose And Brian Koz

Overall, the consensus among all the attendees is that the Gateway to Wealth seminar was a tremendous success and brought a ton of value, and I know for certain that the speakers enjoyed teaching at this event as well.

Because this weekend is scheduled to be one of my last seminars as a speaker this year (or at least for the next several months), I’m having some withdrawals at the moment, since I’m really going to miss this environment where attendees are so eager to learn and experts are so eager to help.

Live seminars is really a place where entrepreneurs of all levels get together and help each other out, create friendships, build partnerships and make a difference.

If we haven’t had the chance to meet yet at a live event, I’ll only be attending a handful more events this year (some of which have not yet been confirmed).

To join me for my last confirmed event this year, be sure to register for the Three Sides Of Traffic workshop happening next weekend in Long Island, NY, by clicking here.

Karen’s Birthday Weekend In Laguna Beach, CA

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Personal, Seminars, Travel, Updates on June 2nd, 2008 | No Comments

Hello from Room 108 of the La Casa Del Camino, where we’ve spent the weekend celebrating Karen’s birthday in sunny Laguna Beach, CA!

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We began Karen’s birthday Friday evening with friends at the Las Brisas Mexican Restaurant for drinks, then moved on to dine at Javier’s Cantina and Grill, where the wait to be seated itself was a little over 60 minutes…

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 But as you can see from the photos below, the exquisite quality of every seared-to-perfection entree made every minute of the wait very much worthwhile…

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 New York Steak

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 Lobster Enchiladas

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 Seafood Scallops

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 Beef Chimichangas

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 Chicken Fajitas

The next evening, we continued our fun weekend when my good friend “Magic” Ryan Kaltman invited us to the Magic Castle in LA, where I, along with Eric Farewell and James Lee, spent the evening enjoying brilliant illusions by amazing magicians.

On Sunday, I was scheduled to speak at Dr. Mike W00-Ming’s Continuity Cash Cow in San Diego…

So we took the drive down and met up with Dr. Mike Woo-Ming and his crew of fellow experts, Shelby Larson, Mark Ress, and Alex Nghiem.

Later on in the day, I invited Jason Moffatt and Mike Koenigs to join us, and we wrapped up the evening with a nice dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse.

i5 Gold Bon Voyage Cruise 2008

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Personal, Travel, Updates, Videos on January 12th, 2008 | No Comments

Hello from Cabin 8204 aboard the Carnival Liberty somewhere on the Atlantic Ocean just outside of the Bahamas at the i5 Gold Bon Voyage Cruise!

The Carnival Liberty, Hostess of the i5 Gold Bon Voyage Cruise

What a way to start off the year once again, with yet another well organized vacation cruise organized by the i5 Gold Mentoring Program.

However, as you may or may not be aware, the i5 Gold Mentoring Program has officially closed its doors at the end of 2007, which makes the i5 Gold Bon Voyage Cruise all that bitter sweet, as it marks the final i5 Gold event.

Notwithstanding, it was an outstanding farewell party as we spent 8 whole days aboard the Carnival Liberty, sailing from Ft. Lauderdale across the Atlantic Ocean to the exotic East Caribbean and hitting up islands like San Juan / Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Antigua, Tortola and Nassau / Paradise Island in the Bahamas!

And as you can see from the photos below, not only was this cruise a huge opportunity to build business relationships and strike joint venture deals, but we also made sure that we had a “boat load” of fun as well :)

There really is no better way to build these friendships than to do it on a cruise, especially because so many marketers brought along their families and/or spouses, you have no choice but to form bonds with your favorite marketers when you are a part of their family vacation.

We wasted no time at all as the fun started even before the Carnival Liberty set sail from Ft. Lauderdale Port Everglades…

Bon Voyage Welcome Shot With Ross Goldberg, Lasse Rouhiainen And Howie Schwartz

Later on that evening, our Internet Marketing group had a welcome reception to kick off the cruise, where Captain Lou Edwards and the i5 Gold Mentors took center stage to set the plans for the week.

Captain Lou Edwards And The i5 Gold Mentors At The Welcome Reception

Throughout the week, there were other series of receptions that gave us opportunities to all get together and share some nice conversation over cocktails…

Cocktail Party With Daniel Arzuaga, Ricky Secades, Alex Nghiem And Armando Montelongo

Cocktail Party With Karen Kwan, Scott Byers, Robert Secades, Danny Arzuaga And Lasse Rouhiainen

Mardi Gras Pre-Party Coconut Drinks With Sam Heyer, Julie Olsen And Karen Kwan

And on nights that we felt like partying a little harder, well we had a few of those as well :)

On The Dance Floor With Ross Goldberg, Michelle Galvin, Anik Singal, Alex Nghiem, Donna Fox, Matt Mazur, Nikhil Parekh And Lasse Rouhiainen

Mardi Gras Party With Scott Tousignant, JP Micek, Armando Montelongo, Veronica Montelongo, Joe Appleton, Stephanie Appleton, Donna Fox, Karen Kwan, Deborah Micek, Scott Byers, Tom Beal, Elena Beal And Anik Singal

At The Club With Donna Fox, Jermaine Griggs, Sarah Griggs, Lasse Rouhiainen, Anik Singal, Julie Olsen, Scott Paton And Matt Mazur

Washington Apple Shots With Anik Singal, JP Micek, Julie Olsen And Donna Fox

Needless to say, some of the best conversations, as well as the most productive ones, were discussed over the nice dining that the Carnival had prepared for us.

Dining With Tom Beal, Ross Goldberg, Matt Mazur, Elena Beal, Michelle Galvin, Mike Filsaime And Laurie Filsaime

Dining With Jermaine Griggs, Sarah Griggs, Karen Kwan, Nikhil Parekh And His Family

Dining With JP Micek, Deborah Micek, Armando Montelongo, Veronica Montelongo, Joe Appleton And Stephanie Appleton

Dining With Mike Morgan, Holly Morgan, Michael Cheney And Laurie Cheney

Dining With Ross Goldberg, Bob Jenkins, Matt Mazur And Karen Kwan

Dining With Lasse Rouhiainen, Danny Arzuaga, Sam Heyer, Karen Kwan, Julie Olsen, Jennie Armato, Paul Armato, Donna Fox And Paulie Sabol

Dining With Ross Goldberg, Howie Schwartz, Mark Roth, Deborah Micek, Scott Tousignant And Karen Kwan

Dining With Anik Singal, Karen Kwan, Laurie Filsaime, Mike Filsaime, Joe Appleton And Stephanie Appleton

Early Breakfast With Alex Nghiem, Ross Goldberg, Joe Appleton, JP Micek, Armando Montelongo, Joel Therien, Ilona Therien, Deborah Micek, Stephanie Appleton And Veronica Montelongo

Brunch With Scott Paton, Lasse Rouhiainen, Donna Fox, Howard Tiano And Cynthia Tiano

Lunch With Jermaine Griggs, Jay Jennings, Tom Beal, Elena Beal, Alex Nghiem And Lasse Rouhiainen

Formal Dinner At The Supper Club With Our Aussie Friends Who Joined Us All The Way From Australia

Even though there were countless ways to have a good time on the ship (and we made sure that we maximized every opportunity), some of the best times we had were actually on land during our excursion adventures.

San Juan Puerto Rico With Sam Heyer, Nikhil Parekh, Julie Olsen, Scott Byers, Donna Fox, Ricky Secades, Danny Arzuaga, Tom Beal, Elena Beal, Robert Secades, Karen Kwan, Michelle Galvin, Anik Singal And Ross Goldberg

Senor Frogs In Puerto Rico With Anik Singal, Ross Goldberg, Danny Arzuaga, Ricky Arzuaga, Robert Arzuaga, Donne Fox, Scott Byers, Karen Kwan, Mike Filsaime And Laurie Filsaime

On The Pirate Ship In Antigua With Mike Morgan, Ben Mack, Donna Fox And Anik Singal

On The Pirate Ship In Antigua With Joel Therien, Mike Filsaime And Mark Braunstein

At The Flea Market In Tortola With JP Micek, Deborah Micek, Karen Kwan, Stephanie Appleton And Joe Appleton

At The Nassau Port With Mark Braunstein, Mike Filsaime, Sam Heyer, Julie Olsen, Paulie Sabol, Ilona Therien, Joe Appleton, Stephanie Appleton, Laurie Filsaime, Karen Kwan, Scott Byers, JP Micek, Deborah Micek, Danny Arzuaga, Armando Montelongo, Veronica Montelongo And Their Families

In Atlantis At The Bahamas With JP Micek, Armando Montelongo, Veronica Montelongo, Stephanie Appleton, Joe Appleton, Alex Nghiem, Karen Kwan, Mark Braunstein, Deborah Micek, Danny Arzuaga, Mike Filsaime And Laurie Filsaime

On the last night of the cruise, there was a Carnival Legends show where the winners of a singing contest would perform live on stage in front of the whole ship.

Out of the 10 winners who performed, 5 of them were from our own Internet Marketing group :)

Paulie Sabol As Elton John, Tom Beal As Ricky Martin, Jermaine Griggs As James Brown, Sarah Griggs As Aretha Franklin And Michelle Galvin As Madonna

As you can see, we just had a complete blast on the cruise, and just like last year, we didn’t want it to end.

Vacationing with fellow Internet Marketers on a cruise is so awesome because there are just a million things to do and countless ways to build and enhance our personal and business relationships.

There were just a ton of the top names in Internet Marketing that joined us this year for this private cruise, and for the most part, we had the chance to hang out with almost everyone.

However, there was one man who pretty much kept to himself throughout the whole cruise and spent most of his time with his family, but I was able to catch him and spoke with him for a few minutes, and here is a photo to prove it:

A Rich Schefren “Sighting” Aboard The Carnival Liberty Caught On Film

On every marketing cruise I’ve been on, I have had the pleasure of either meeting someone new or improving my relationship with people I have acquainted with, but haven’t had the chance to really get to know.

Being on a cruise gives us that opportunity because for 8 days, there’s really nowhere for any of us to go :)

So we make the best of it by getting to know each other, having a good time and above all, building the friendships and business relationships that will last a life time.

Even though the annual private i5 Gold Cruise has come to an end, there’s good news…

Moving forward, there will be a brand new and exciting annual cruise that I will have to tell you more about in a few weeks’ time.

And yes, this means that there will be another cruise next year, and we’ll make this opportunity available not only to the “VIPs,” but also to our fellow marketing friends, customers and subscribers…

So don’t feel left out if you didn’t get the chance to go with us this time around, because in just a few weeks, I’ll be able to make an announcement regarding next year’s cruise :)

The next one will be our biggest one yet, so stay tuned for more information about how you can join us on the next Internet Marketer’s Cruise!

In the meantime, enjoy this 5 minute short video I recorded on board the Carnival Liberty (sorry about the poor video quality – my camera has been taking a beating lately, I guess I need to get a new one soon)…

   

i5 Gold Cruise 2007

Posted by Simon Leung in Gurus, Travel, Updates on January 9th, 2007 | No Comments

Hello from Cabin 6228 aboard the Carnival Spirit somewhere in the Pacific Ocean!

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Front View of the Carnival Spirit

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Rear View of the Carnival Spirit

What a fun working vacation at sea it has been with other great marketers, including Mike Filsaime, Paulie Sabol, Tom Beal, Donna Fox, Deb and JP Micek, Armando Montelongo Jr., Veronica Montelongo, Sam Heyer, Joel Therien, IIona Therien, Keith Wellman, Danny Guspie, Heidi Nabert, Scott Paton, Alex Nghiem, and Barbara Drazga.

Not only have the cruise activities been a blast, but the land activities have also been phenomenal.

There are just countless things to do on the ship…

I’ve gotten the chance to experience a lot of them, but there’s just no way to accomplish all of them within just an 8 day cruise.

Some of these activities include dancing, singing, drinking, lounging, gambling, sun bathing, swimming, hot tubbing, golfing, exercising, massaging, watching live shows, not to mention all the food you can possibly eat!

As you can tell, I’m having a great time so far.

And that’s not all…

During the course of the cruise, we also made stops at Acapulco, Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa and Manzanillo.

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In Acapulco, we played it by ear and took a local tour around town and stopped by the beach, flea market and some sight seeing intermissions along the way.

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Overlooking the City and Port of Acapulco

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Night Out on the Town at Senor Frogs Acapulco

In Zihuatenejo/Ixtapa, we once again went with the flow and ran into a local who was willing to take us around town for whatever we were willing to tip him.

We agreed to his offer and enjoyed the day hanging out and jet skiing on the beach, flea market and sight seeing again.

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Enjoying the Food, Sun and Jet Skis on the Beach

In Manzanillo, we took the bus downtown and ultimately decided to take cabs to the beach to spend the day.

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Downtown Manzanillo Near the Port

Although we had a great time at the beach, we ran into a minor mishap when we missed our drivers, who were supposed to take us back to our ship.

Finding other cabs and other drivers were tough, but finally, in desperation, we convinced a nice couple to fit 18 of us in the back of his pick-up truck for a ride back to the main road.

It was quite an adventure, especially since we almost did not make it onto the truck.

In fact, I only had one of my legs in the truck the entire time, and the main road was ways away.

When we finally got back onto the main road, we had yet another challenge of finding enough taxis to take us back to the ship.

The port was a good 25 to 30 minutes away, and time was quickly slipping away.

We were lucky enough to accomplish the task of hailing multiple cabs to take us where we needed to go.

However, because our cab drivers did not want to go through customs, they dropped us off just short of there.

We ended up having to walk back to the ship, and barely made it back in time just as they were closing up the gates to the port!

From seeing celebrity homes and jetskiing around the huge Carnival ship to almost getting stranded in Mexico, it has definitely been an action packed vacation.

These past several days have given all of the marketers on the cruise a chance to get to know each other and building strong personal and business relationships.

Lots of new and stronger friendships were formed here, which will lead to many of us helping each other and even working with one another in the months to come.

It has definitely been a valuable and productive experience for me.

Thanks again to Paulie Sabol, Mike Filsaime, Donna Fox and Tom Beal for organizing such a fabulous vacation!

Here are some more memories from the awesome i5 Gold Cruise 2007…

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Mastermind Session in “Club Cool”

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Hotseat with Armando Montelongo Jr.

Hotseat with Deb and JP Micek

Formal Dinner Night

Casual Dinner Night

At the Club

At the Bar Lounge

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The Carnival Dancers

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Our Spectacular Waitress, Noemi Katai