On a much needed trip to Laguna Beach, Sunshine Tiki and a dozen friends in tow re-visited the Royal Hawaiian. We had checked out the tiki classic after it reopened in 2015. On that visit there was a lot to be desired. But, after seeing all the work that Bamboo Ben had put into the place and with his strong recommendation we gave RH another go. Without giving much away, we had a great time. Listen to the podcast to hear our experience recorded during our visit.
The crew of ZTL podcast are busy planning our Circa Caliente room party. We are bringing back our "Totally Tacky Tiki 80's Dance Party 2" because so many have asked us to do so. The new wave tunes of the 80's will get you moving in the tackiest of faux tropical paradise. Do you remember what tiki bars looked like in the 80's? It was truly a tragedy that can only be survived with outstanding cocktails and the music we all love.
In order to enjoy all that Circa Caliente has to offer you do need an event wristband. Click the link to get your wristband and book a room at the host hotel or find out where to stay if the Caliente Tropics sells out. Palm Springs has plenty of great kitchy motor lodges to stay and play. We recommend choosing your hotel or motor lodge by taking a look at its pool very carefully and trying to figure out of the place caters to families with kids or couples.
In response to listener email Sunshine gives his by annual room crawl hosting tips and tricks. Planning a room party or room crawl can be technically challenging if you do not plan ahead and prepare for all that comes along with inviting 200 people into your hotel room. After hosting two dozen room parties himself, Sunshine has a list of must do's as well as a fair amount of optional considerations that each host should consider. Listen to this episode for all you need to know about hosting on this crawl or any room crawl. Most importantly you DO NEED to have a room booked at the main hotel, the Caliente Tropics. Click the link to book one of the few remaining rooms!