Belmond Maroma Wedding venue
Belmond Maroma Wedding venue

This was no ordinary wedding!

Planning a destination event requires a whole choreography act. Now add to that COVID and travel safety, and you have a monumental task. Between closures, openings, and hurricane seasons the “happy” couple was juggling several balls. But the show must go on and this event has to happen.

The wedding’s original date was in June, but the hotel was forced to close because of the pandemic. A couple of alternate dates were offered one in October and one in December. Choosing the right day was difficult. …

Well, we made it! From a June 2019 proposal to arriving in Cancun, Mexico after a long, long year of ups and downs.

It’s a strangely odd feeling to be so far away from home. I am clearly not used to seeing people outside my bubble.

We’ve been wearing our N95 and shields for almost 9 hours straight. All the first responders and essential workers are in my thoughts and prayers right about now!

After a shuttle ushered us out of the airport, we entered the secluded Belmond Maroma Resort at Riviera Maya in the Quintana Roo province. We crossed…

Covid Prepared with shield and N95
Covid Prepared with shield and N95

In the previous article, I discussed my son’s wedding postponement from June to December 2020. Now that we got a date settled here’s where the long and difficult journey begins.

As the date approached, the COVID cases increased and then surged again. A feeling of despair crept in. We honestly did not know what to do!

To postpone again would mean the couple would have to wait two years before they could actually have this wedding at this precise location. The hotel they chose is going to undergo an extensive remodel and would not be available until 2022.

After several…

To travel or not to travel? Let’s not involve Shakespeare here. There was also a pandemic during the time he wrote Hamlet. But I digress or perhaps I shall not! This is also a Romeo and Juliet story without the Montagues and the Capulets. Instead, we have a COVID-19 preventing this union.

Here’s some background.

A couple of years ago I was diagnosed with high-grade ovarian cancer. I thought this was curtains let alone attending a wedding! Fortunately, a miracle happened and my final diagnosis was 1A with a 90% survival rate.

My son had been dating my daughter-in-law for…

#FlipEDUChat recap — A Teacher’s perspective

Josh Allen

We launched our #FlipEDUChat twitter chat a couple of weeks ago for the purpose of building a like-minded Flipboard community.

Flipboard is perhaps one of the best-kept secrets in social media. Most people download the app for reading but very few will use it to curate magazines. However, curation is Flipboard’s goose with the golden eggs for educators; it offers the ability to create Flipboard magazines for any topic of their choice, making it an ideal tool for educators.

Today’s new normal there is an urgent need to focus on education for our students who are learning from home. Flipboard…

Twitter Integration on Flipboard

This combination is the best-kept secret in the digital marketing world.


Over the last 8 years that I have been using Flipboard, I have talked to many that have no idea how powerful this app can be. It’s so versatile that I have a hard time breaking down all the app’s features in this one post. So I’ll stick to the Twitter integration and show you how to use it for your business.

Before we get started…

Download Flipboard from Google Play or iOS. Get an account and build your first magazine by following these simple steps.

How can Flipboard and Twitter help your business?

Once you…

My educator friend William Jeffery refers to Flipboard as the “Swiss Army Knife” of apps because it literally has so many uses. There is not enough space in this post to mention all of them.

Let me start by telling you how you can use Twitter with Flipboard supercharge your educational efforts.

Flipboard seamlessly integrates with Twitter for the following:

• Organizing research
• Social listening
• Monitoring searches
• Easy for following Twitter lists

How to get the most from this powerful combo for your business

• Combine tweets from topics or lists and add them to a magazine…

Often times you are faced with having to find information, whether it’s for your business or for a school project.

The Internet can be very overwhelming! All those bookmarks and saved articles. Where do you put them and how can you find them?

I’ll bet we have all experienced this:

“Oh no, where did I put this article, I saved for reading later?”

Flipboard’s Smart Magazine will help you do just that. It will organize the chaos.

The clean posh-looking Smart Magazine feature can collect all your chosen topics into a lovely magazine. All you have to do next is…

Getting started on @Flipboard is as easy as 1–2–3.

In this article, I will show you step-by-step how to get started and use Flipboard for your classroom projects.

I am an avid Flipboard fan. I believe in times like these this app can revolutionize the way we educate and do business online.

Flipboard is an app that aggregates content from the Internet to create beautiful, eye-catching magazines. One of the benefits is its user interface, you can easily read and swipe and read magazines on any mobile device.

This said you can capture your viewer’s interest with a colorful magazine that can be used for any media.

In this article, I am sharing a few tips that will help you get acquainted with the benefits of Flipboard.


Janette Speyer

Co-Founder & Partner Hot Ice Media. #PR, #Marketing, #Branding, #SocialMedia, #Food #OnlineBusiness, Independent #Flipboard Marketer.

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