Helping Families Create Lifetime Memories!

I teach families how to live FUNNER - spend LESS - vacation MORE.

Hello, I’m Ricardo from

Ricardo Newbold

I’m addicted to sweet cakes, filling my bookshelves, real estate investing and blogging. My “Purpose by Design” is to help families with kids, single moms, holidaymakers, passionate entrepreneurs, and small business owners to enjoy their annual family getaways using a Live FUNNER, Spend LESS, Vacation MORE business model, a.k.a. “Living the Maximized Life” through the concept of building communities and leveraging a simple 3 step vacation system.

Husband – Real Estate Investor – Book-aholic

I am the founder of Funntripps Vacation Club and the husband to an amazing woman I don’t deserve! If you’d like to get in touch, please shout me on  Twitter if that’s how you arrived here. 

Soooo, the talk in the club is that you’re looking to leverage your hard-earned dollars to ensure a fun-filled family vacation, one where you’re treated like a VIP and offers many quality inclusions.

And, since you’re here right now, I’ll take it as a sign that you may even be a bit stressed out or overwhelmed about the entire vacation planning process and you’re beyond ready to release those reigns to somebody who can really help and understands what you’re going through.

Funntripps was organized by those of the Christian faith, has strong Christian elements in the operation and simply follows in the words of Jesus Christ.  We exist to help more families “Live Funner” while on their annual vacations.

Funntripps 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 aim is to “Serve our Guests with Love” in the spirit of Galatians 5:13. where

Sooo, Who Is This Guy?

Work Experience

Just a small island boy who discovered a big world. I am a real estate investor, entrepreneur, former banker, hotelier and ship’s agent. Basically, I’ve been in the customer service business all of my career.  There was also a time when I once owned a 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 Vacation Club exclusively.

Family Life

I have been married to my fun, witty, smart and sassy wife, Ingrid (she’s a darling) for twenty years. We have numerous nieces and nephews in addition to several adopted sons and daughters. We still live in the beautiful Islands of The Bahamas.

  • If you’re wondering where  The Islands of The Bahamas areclick here.

  • Edgland, my dad is a retired cab driver and has taught me how to truly love my family.

  • Marsha, my dear mother (RIP) lost her battle to cancer but we called her “Da Chief.”

  • Mecal, my brother is a smooth fella and very motivational but Shelley (wife) remains his claim to fame.

  • Shantel, my sister, used to be a track & field star.

  • Marcian, my youngest brother, was actually my ring-bearer at my wedding.

Personal Beliefs

I’m guided by the following mantras:

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
Matthew 6:33 

 “Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills.
Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom.” – Jim Rohn

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most 
frightens us.” – Marianne Williamson

“Whatever you’re willing to tolerate, you can’t change!” – Mike Murdock

“You can have anything you want if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be,
do anything you set out to accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of purpose.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Profits are better than wages. Wages make you a living; profits make you a fortune.” – Jim Rohn

“The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine.” – Mike Murdock

“Nothing ever comes to a sleeper but a dream!” – My Mother

“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” – Zig Ziglar

“Set a Goal to Become a Millionaire, for What It Will Make of You to Achieve It.” – Jim Rohn

Favorite Hobbies

I like to read. A lot. If it’s covering personal development, business or real estate, I’m sold!  Otherwise, in my free time, I enjoy music, computers and spending time with my family. I am a member of Rhema Kingdom Ministries in Exuma, Bahamas.

What I enjoy most is helping ordinary people discover their unique “God-given talents” so that they can impact lives and live their “Purpose by Design.”

Where to Start

I typically post two times a week. The weekends are exclusively reserved to be offline and for me to be with family. So, please use that time to catch up on posts you may have missed. To make sure you stay up-to-date on everything that’s going on here, you might want to subscribe to our mailing list.

Otherwise, if you’re looking to get a feel for what this site is all about, start here, discover the Top 10 Benefits of Family Vacations or  take a stroll through some of the other posts below:

All You Need Is Love!

Our Playgrounds

We are a club currently based in Freeport, Grand Bahama for Christian groups and families featuring our “Caribbean Playgrounds” (town-homes / apartment complexes). 

Our Ministry

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.

Our Beaches

Freeport allows access to numerous sugar white sandy beaches. Many are quiet, uncrowded beaches, which helps to provide the proper spiritual climate for ministry.

club Memberships

Eliminating High Vacation Costs

We’ve put together a remarkably low-priced and value-packed Club Membership offer for those of you who choose to take this important step in your vacation journeys.  We’ve just launched Funntripps Vacation Club to help families live FUNNER – spend LESS – vacation MORE. Take advantage of our significantly reduced membership levels before we get back to our senses. But to get the Special Offer…you’ve got to take the FREE course.

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