Welcome and thanks for visiting my page. I am Ricardo Newbold, the founder of  Funntripps.com: Living the Maximized Life, which was founded in February 2016.

Funntripps Vacation Club (Funntripps / FVC) was organized by those of the Christian faith, has strong Christian elements in the operation and simply follows in the words of Jesus Christ. An innovative vacation club/travel resource site for couples and families, it is focused on our “Caribbean Playgrounds” presently situated in Freeport, Bahamas.

With game-changing innovation, unmatched dedication, business and educational tools and passionate advocacy, we help our members to prosper and to create memories which will last a lifetime, thus building a global reputation as the preferred vacation stay option.

Our secret mission is to introduce 1,000 families to a system that automates their annual vacations in the Caribbean so that they can live the maximized life thus impact the world!

Funntripps Vacation Club (Funntripps / FVC) will emerge as a trusted name in the Christian Hospitality Industry, featuring year-round accommodations for its private membership.

Funntripps exists to serve God by providing facilities and guest services that exceed expectations; where our guests can restore, renew, and reconnect with God.  Our goal is to “Serve our Guests with Love” in the spirit of Galatians 5:13.

Our playgrounds are located on an island with access to numerous powdery, white sandy beaches. Many are quiet, uncrowded beaches, which helps to provide the proper spiritual climate for ministry.

Our ministry is to promote an atmosphere of personal attention and Christian love and to serve Christian leadership in any way we can, so that young and old may mature in Christ.

As such, we’ve put together a remarkably low-priced and value-packed Charter Membership offer for those of you who choose to take this important step in your vacation journeys.  However, it’s currently a time sensitive and limited opportunity for only 1,000 families to experience Lifestyle Vacations on Autopilot, Save Money and Live Better!

This site also hosts our vacation rentals blog. As a result, we write on trends in the vacation industry, all things Grand Bahama, The Bahamas, and the Caribbean region. On occasion, we write about stuff that doesn’t fit neatly into one of these categories.

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 My  Quick  Story

I am a real estate investor, entrepreneur, hotelier, former banker and ship’s agent. I have been in the customer service business all of my career.

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I began my banking career while attending college. I later worked at a leading shipping agency for a total of two years before taking the reins as an auditor for a gaming company (casino). I’ve spent eight years in the hospitality industry performing as a night auditor, duty manager and my last post as the night manager for a leading Caribbean Resort chain.

I also started my own rental company, grocery store, and deli.  I was a successful real estate investor from 1998 until early 2005. However, I really missed the world of multi-family real estate investing, negotiations, fixer uppers and apartments. Since that time, I have run my own company, The McNew Group from the sidelines.

However, I’ve recently decided to re-enter the ring on a full-time basis in addition to blogging my passion.  I have also started a membership group, which will serve Funntripps exclusively.

I have been married to my wife, Ingrid (she’s a darling) for nineteen years. We have too many nieces and nephews in addition to several adopted sons and daughters. We live in the beautiful Islands of The Bahamas.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, music, computers, and basketball. I am presently a member of Rhema Kingdom Ministries in Exuma, Bahamas.

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