Thursday, January 23, 2020

4 Things No One Tells You About Destination Weddings

If you haven’t thought about a destination wedding yet, then keep reading. Here are some things that might pleasantly surprise you:­­

4 Things No One Tells You About Destination Weddings

It’s More Affordable Than Traditional Weddings
You can have a beautiful and elegant destination wedding for under $10,000 –about a third of a traditional American wedding. We can also help you customize the perfect wedding package to fit just about any budget, too! The best part? You don’t have to pay for your guests, making it a great opportunity for couples looking to save some money.

There’s a Wide Variety of Options
Most of the wedding resorts we work with will provide you with a free wedding package, which presents a plethora of options. From the décor and flowers, to the private dinner reception, officiant, venue, and more. You might also find you’d like to add-on to your wedding package to reflect your own unique style –which is great, considering all the options available!

Favorite Vendors Can Come Along
Have a glam squad back home you can’t imagine having your big day without? Then, bring them along! Most resorts won’t charge you for outside vendors, which couples really appreciate. We’ll help you navigate the process along the way, too!

Very Easy to Plan
The idea of a remote wedding can sound difficult to plan, sure –but with our years of combined experience in the destination wedding industry, we’ll make the process for you a breeze!

For more information on planning a destination wedding, just CLICK HERE to get started.

Friday, January 17, 2020

3 River Cruise Experiences Everyone Will Love

Whether you’re looking for a river cruise with the kids or for something ultra luxurious –we’ve got you covered in this post!

River cruise experiences

For Families: Adventures by Disney with AmaWaterways
Experience one of Adventures by Disney's 30+ itineraries across 6 continents on one of its innovative river cruise ships. Here, you and your family will have an immersive vacation packed with fun and adventure around every corner. Bring the entire clan along and explore the world through various itineraries and excursions and immerse yourselves into the people, places, and culture of wherever your journey may take you!

For Active Travelers: AmaWaterways
AmaWaterways is known for their innovative spirit and attention for detail. In fact, the famous river cruise line is set on providing guests with more experiences, more amenities, and more choices in their amazing itineraries. They also have a higher staff-to-guest ratio –meaning guests are provided with the best level of service possible. The active travelers in your group will love the variety of included tours, whether it’s a guided bike tour along the canal or a hike up to an ancient castle.

For Luxury-Seeking Travelers: Uniworld
Designed to be as unique as its guests, Uniworld presents travelers with a more sophisticated sailing experience. The one-of-a-kind boutique design give passengers a “resort-like” atmosphere, with their cabins and suites each reflecting destination-inspired interior décor and elegant amenities. The stylish floating hotel offer a wide-variety of enchanting itineraries, as well as phenomenal dining and service.

Think one of these river cruises could be for you? Then, CLICK HERE to request a quote from one of our travel experts, today!

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Family Resorts with Adult-Only Options

You can’t please everyone –but in this case, you can! Keep reading to discover some of our favorite family resorts with adult-only options.

Family Resorts with Adult-Only Options

Hyatt Ziva & Zilara Cap Cana
Situated perfectly on Juanillo Beach lies two brand-new, all-inclusive retreats: Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana for families and Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana for adults. The two are located within walking distance in the secluded community of Cap Cana, offering incredible beaches and luxurious all-inclusive perks. Guests at both resorts can all enjoy infinity pools, swim up bars and suites, a waterpark, and a lazy river. In addition, the two properties are in close proximity to the international airport and championship golf course –not to mention some of the area’s best deep-sea fishing and surrounding eco parks. A great option for travelers looking to accommodate every age group and preference, yet still remain nearby.

Generations Rivera Maya & El Dorado Royale
Another popular choice for destination wedding groups and multigenerational trips is Generations Riviera Maya and El Dorado Royale –the family and adult sister properties owned by Karisma Resorts. Generations guests can take advantage of everything from the kids club and water activities, to gourmet bites and entertainment –while the adult guests at El Dorado Royale can relax in a more upscale setting. Both properties also offer a fabulous Gourmet Inclusive experience, including butler service, cooking shows, and delightful cuisine. The perfect option for families to come together during the day and have the adult guests separate at their own leisure.

Hideaway at Royalton Resorts
Hideaway is an adults-only oasis dedicated to couples looking for a bit of added privacy and romance on vacation. And while Royalton Resorts was designed for all ages, they also understand the importance of “adult time, “too. The main difference Hideaway has with the options above, is that it’s actually located on the premises –whereas the others are two separate properties. Hideaway is located on site, but has its own little section dedicated just for the adults. Perks include private pools, complimentary perks and more.

Interested in arranging your next family and adult-only getaway? Then, MESSAGE US today to request more information and a quote!

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Your European Vacation Planning Timeline

Thinking of heading to Europe this year? Then, keep reading for our handy planning timeline to keep you on track!

Your European Vacation Planning Timeline

12+ Months Before Departure: Your Budget & Wishlist
Decide your budget range and preferences so you can narrow down where in Europe you want to visit. Also consider the type of trip you’re looking for –whether it’s tropical and relaxing or active and adventurous. We also suggest selecting your top three destinations and determining places that are definitely out.


9 Months Before Departure: Contact a Travel Pro
Always utilize a travel pro to help you do the planning. We’ve been to a majority of fabulous destinations ourselves and can provide you with numerous suggestions at the very best prices.


7 Months Before Departure: Travel Documents
Make sure your passport or visa is up-to-date, as well as any medical paperwork you might need. We also recommend purchasing travel insurance. Lastly, make sure you get vaccinated depending on the country you’re visiting.


3-6 Months Before Departure: Activities
Now would be a great time to start planning your European itinerary! This includes everything from activities and excursions, to spa and restaurant reservations, tour bookings, transportation, and more. You’ll also want to consider booking any inter-Europe flights, car rentals, and rail travel passes at this time. The best part? We’ll help you with all of that!

2 Months Before Departure: Shopping
Plan on getting a little shopping out of the way so you don’t have to run around looking at the last minute. This also includes any travel gear you’ll need like a duffel bag or suitcases or even electronics like a new set of headphones for your flight.

1 Week Before Departure: Final Checks
It’s getting down to the wire! Make sure you have all your paperwork, travel documents, and airfare in order. We also suggest making copies of your passport, exchanging your currency and begin packing so you’re not scrambling. You also might want to look into an international phone plan, so you don’t get hit with a big bill when you return home.

Day Before Departure: Ready to Go!
Yes! Your European getaway is finally here. The day before, you’ll need to check in for your flights, print your boarding passes, and make sure your carry-on has anything important in there like medication, your passport, and valuables.

Well, there you have it –the ultimate European vacation planning timeline! To start planning yours today, click here to connect with a Europe travel pro.

Thursday, December 26, 2019

The Top 5 Luxury Resorts in Jamaica

For a vacation experience that embraces the pulse and rhythm of Jamaica –look no further than one of these top luxury resorts.

The Top 5 Luxury Resorts in Jamaica

Half Moon Jamaica
Situated on two miles of beachfront, Half Moon Jamaica offers individually-appointed rooms and suites with views of the Caribbean Sea and 5, 6, and 7-room villas.  Enjoy everything from an award-winning spa, an 18-hole championship golf course, an equestrian center, and Sugar Mill –Jamaica’s best restaurant.

Round Hill Hotel & Villas
Round Hill Hotel and Villas welcomes guests to its 110-acre private enclave of luxury villas, boutique waterfront rooms, and award-winning seaside dining and spa. Here, families can enjoy quality time in many watersports and excursions, while couples escape into their own private paradise at the spa or watching a sunset.

Jamaica Inn
Jamaica Inn has been greeting travelers with antique-appointed bedrooms since 1950 and is ranked among one of the top luxury hotels in the Caribbean. Nestled in Ocho Rios on one of the private beaches in Jamaica, the intimate suites and cottages showcase romantic views and a relaxing ambiance that can only be found in paradise.

Golden Eye
GoldenEye is a collection of private villas, cottages and beach huts, surrounded by tropical gardens, private beaches and secluded coves. Here, travelers will feel an immediate sense of home the moment they arrive, with cozy accommodations, fun activities, and delightful cuisine. Become one with nature at this breathtaking and luxurious oasis.

The Caves
The Caves is a handcrafted hideaway encompassing the natural beauty of Negril, with a modern, metropolitan style and carefree vibe. Located just minutes from Negril’s 7-­mile beach, The Caves is where adventure and enchantment become one for an authentic and laid-back vacation. It features 12 cliffside cottages, a grand villa, 2 dining gazebos, private caves, a rum bar and spa –all of which are nearby views of the glittering sapphire sea.

Interested in one of these luxurious Jamaican retreats? Then, message us today to request a quote!

Thursday, December 19, 2019

5 runDisney Races to Sign Up for Next Year

The most enchanting running events on earth take place in Walt Disney World, Disneyland Paris –and even virtually. Here are 5 races you’ve got to check out today!

5 runDisney Races to Sign Up for Next Year

Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend
As the very first Disney Marathon ever, competitors from around the world gather for this race every January. The weekend-long events consist of a 5k on Thursday, a 10k on Friday, and a half marathon kids race Saturday and full marathon on Sunday. This is the biggest race held and has a variety of themed challenges, like the Goofy and Dopey events, kid’s dashes –and even a diaper dash for the crawlers in your group! You also get a nice medal for every race or challenge you complete!

Disney Princess Half Marathon Weekend
This February half marathon made its debut back in 2009 and is very popular for the girls and gentlemen! Participants have a lot of fun with this event because they dress up as princes and princesses and really get into character. The Disney Princess Half Marathon consists of a 5k, 10k, a half marathon, a challenge –the options are endless!

Star Wars Rival Run Weekend
Originally called “The Dark Side,” the Star Wars Half Marathon is filled with fun and adventure for jedi fans across the globe. In fact, you can participate in this event anywhere in the world, as it has a corresponding virtual race as a placeholder for its Disneyland counterpart (who has suspended their races for the time being), where you can still go for the Kessel Run Challenge Medal. And now with Galaxy’s Edge, fans are speculating races through the new attraction in the future –we’ll see!

Wine and Dine
Now a popular 5k and 10k morning event, Disney Wine and Dine has become loved my millions of foodies around the world. This past year, it was hosted during Halloween-time, making it a great race to participate in, should you wish to attend Mickey’s not-so-scary Halloween Party and the Food and Wine Festival. Come join in on the fun for some fantastic themed foods, costumes, and some friendly competition!

Disneyland Paris
In 2016, Disneyland Paris introduced a new medal you can receive after completing the event’s two races within a year –The Castle to Chateau Medal. The races take place in September, taking you through Disneyland Paris and Walt Disney Studios Parks. It’s also located close to city’s train station, making traveling to Paris fairly doable!

Thinking of signing up for one of these magical marathons? Then, click here to find out how to register and for additional event details.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

The Top Destination Wedding Resorts of 2020

In search of the perfect destination wedding resort for your special day? Then, look no further than these amazing properties!

The Top Destination Wedding Resorts of 2020

Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabo
Hard Rock Hotel Los Cabos is the hot-new property located on the sandy shores of the Baja Peninsula. Here, couples can take advantage of a complimentary wedding package and work with an on-site wedding planner to create the ultimate wedding experience. Choose from a variety of ceremony options like a private beach and gazebo or take advantage of the beautifully-decorated catholic chapel.

Unico 2087
Known for its exceptional value and service, this property boasts an entirely new standard for inclusion. Here, you’ll find that everything is included –even the spa treatments, select tours and excursions! You’ll also have access to their one-of-a-kind and experiential wedding packages, which are completely tailored to your liking!

Beaches Turks and Caicos
Known for its incredible beach, family-friendly itineraries, and numerous activities and excursions –you can’t go wrong with a vacation to Beaches Turks and Caicos!
And here, they understand that no two couples are the same. So, that’s why they’ve created a special experience for the bride and groom to create an experience that is customized to their liking. No pre-set wedding packages, here!

Hyatt Ziva Cap Cana­­­
The newest all-inclusive family resort in the secluded community of Cap Cana boasts an incredible beachfront location, infinity pools, swim-up bars, a waterpark, 12 gourmet restaurants, and so much more! Plan the wedding of your dreams on the white sands of Juanillo Beach or make use of the property’s spectacular ballroom or event lawn space. Whichever you choose, it’s bound to turn some heads!

El Dorado Casita Royale
At El Dorado Casitas Royale, you’ll want to take full advantage of the free wedding package, which provides you with everything from décor and music, to a private dinner and cake. Want to elevate the experience? Then, check out their private enclave wedding –a luxurious enclave made exclusive to you and your wedding guests. Here, you’ll have access to 17-34 luxury oceanfront casitas, secluded pools, and your own section of the resort to spend time with loved ones.

Interested in one of these spectacular wedding resorts? Then, simply click here to request more info today!