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Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Top 5 Exotic Honeymoons of 2019

If you’re looking for an exotic honeymoon, then look no further than these fabulous destinations!

The Top 5 Exotic Honeymoons of 2019


Croatia
Croatia's sparkling water and white-pebbled beaches make it a huge draw for couples looking for an exotic and beachy European getaway. The Mediterranean destination is famous for its fresh cuisine, locally-sourced seafood, and snorkeling –so be sure to “dive” right in!
Thailand
From the vibrant non-stop city of Bangkok, to the stunning beaches of Phuket, Koh Samui, Krabi and Pattaya –Thailand is full of little places exploring! We recommend this destination for couples looking to kick married life off with a little adventure!
Seychelles
If you’re looking for an exotic archipelago that’s far from the modern world, then you’ll love Seychelles! The natural beauty of Seychelles is a breathtaking spot just east from Africa’s mainland, offering honeymooners tropical scenery and an abundance of marine life.
Bali
Not only does Bali offer great beaches, surf spots, and dozens of natural sites to visit and explore, but its "high-value-for-the-money" ratio is one of the many reasons honeymooners come back year after year! Better add this one to your list!

Greece
Did you know that Greece is incredibly popular among honeymooners for its beautiful beaches, ancient cities, incredible cuisine, and active volcano? Be sure to explore the area’s quaint villages and delectable fresh cuisine for an authentic and exotic adventure!



Any of these peak your interest? Then, message us today for some itinerary options and a quote!




Thursday, October 3, 2019

3 Awesome Walt Disney World Events to Attend This Holiday Season

Curious what events are happening in Disney this holiday season? Then, keep scrolling for the scoop!

3 Awesome Walt Disney World Events to Attend This Holiday Season


Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Partake in Walt Disney World's Halloween-themed special event from now until November 1, 2019…if you dare! Mickey's Not-So-Scary Halloween Party welcomes visitors of all ages to dress up in Halloween costumes and join in on a variety of spooky activities, dining experiences, and performances. And don’t worry, the tone of the event is "Not-So-Scary" –perfect for children of any age! Mickey’s party kicks off from 7:00 PM until 12:00 AM and requires admission to Magic Kingdom Park. Click here to find out what dates the event runs!

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
If you’re a foodie, the 2019 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival should be a priority! This world-famous event continues through November 23rd, offering guests a wide-range of gourmet plates and wines, celebrity chef appearances and demonstrations, musical entertainment, and a whole ‘lot more! Can’t make it? Not to worry, The 2019 Epcot International Festival of the Holidays will also be returning on November 29-December 30, inviting guests to discover holiday cheer across all 11 pavilions throughout the park. What better way to kick off the holidays, than this?

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party
Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party is a very jolly special event returning November 8 - December 22, 2019. Here, guests will experience the magic of Disney during the most magical time of the year with festive costumes, character interactions, holiday treats and special eats, a Christmas firework show –and of course, Disney’s Once Upon a Christmastime Parade! Purchase of an additional event admission ticket is required to attend. Click here for more info.

Be sure to kick off the holiday season with these delightful celebrations at Walt Disney World! For event info, booking information, and further recommendations, click here to get in touch with a Disney expert.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Our Top 5 Luxury Resorts in Mexico


Curious what Mexico properties are our go-to’s when it comes to luxury? Well, here they are…

Grand Velas Riviera Maya


Le Blanc Los Cabos - Known for its upscale setting and utmost elegance, this resort is a dreamy place for destination weddings, honeymoons, or for any occasion in your adult life. We hope you’ll check it out!

Grand Velas Riviera Maya - Escape to paradise and rejuvenate in the peaceful luxury suites, which are settled away in the vibrant Mayan jungle. Savor the intoxicating flavors from across the region, relax at the spa, or explore the incredible coastline. Adventure awaits!

The Palafitos at El Dorado Maroma - Situated on one of the most alluring beaches in the Riviera Maya, these perfectly secluded bungalows really are, the very picture of romance. Each overwater suite comes with its own infinity pool, glass bottom floors, a direct ladder from your balcony, private outdoor showers –and even an overwater spa and restaurant! Who’s in?

The Grand at Moon Palace - Here, you’ll find everything from a state-of-the-art spa, exciting tours and excursions, golf outings, and live entertainment. You’ll also experience a perfect mix of elegant luxury and laid-back fun with the entire family at The Grand!

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!

For a custom quote, click here!

Friday, September 20, 2019

How to Tip in Europe

While tipping is almost always expected in the U.S., it isn’t as common in Europe. Keep scrolling to learn what you should do in various tipping scenarios:

Tipping in Europe


At a café…

When ordering food from a café counter in Europe, tipping isn’t necessary or expected –so no need to bust out the extra change.

At a bar…
Tipping your bartender in Europe isn’t expected but giving them one or two euros for great service is always appreciated and totally welcome.

At a restaurant…
Contrary to popular belief, there really is no obligation to leave a tip at a European restaurant. If you do feel that your service was exceptional and want to leave a tip, try not to exceed 10% of the bill, as anything more would be considered excessive. Keep in mind, the service may already be included in your final bill in some countries (i.e, service in France), so be sure to factor that in before leaving a tip. Cash tips are also recommended.

Your shuttle driver…
Though unnecessary, your shuttle driver would certainly appreciate one or two euros per bag if they help you carry your luggage to the bus.

Your taxi driver…
A safe bet is to round to the nearest five euros for a shorter ride, or to the nearest ten for a longer commute.

Your doorman/bellhop…
One or two euros is the perfect way to say thank you to your doorman or bellhop for helping you with your luggage.

Your housekeeper…
A couple euros is sufficient when tipping your housekeeper after your stay on vacation.


We hope this Europe tipping guide is helpful the next time you make the trip overseas. Don’t have anything planned yet? Well, we can fix that! Contact us today at sales@landsvacations.com or click here for a free quote.



Wednesday, September 11, 2019

5 Reasons Why You Should Book Your Honeymoon with a Travel Expert

You didn’t think you had to do all the planning on your own, did you? Here are 5 reasons to book your honeymoon with us:

5 Reasons Why You Should Book Your Honeymoon with a Travel Expert


It Saves Money
Did you know that by NOT booking with a travel agent, you are ultimately paying for a service that you never received? In other words, booking with a travel agent costs you nothing more than you would pay if you were to book online yourself. They help you save money by finding the best value vacations out there, too.

First-Hand Knowledge
With years of combined experience in the travel industry and certifications in the destination wedding and honeymoon industry, a travel expert will be able to match you with the perfect honeymoon by just asking you a few questions! Oftentimes, travel consultants visit resorts throughout the year so they can share their experiences with you. It’s a win-win!

Personalized Itineraries
Struggling to plan your honeymoon abroad? Well, a travel expert can fix that! You see, travel consultants know where all the great dining and shopping places are because they work with hundreds of couples each year. Save yourself hours of research and let them do the work for you.

Keeps You Organized
In addition, a travel expert works with you hand-in-hand starting from your very first consultation, through your journey home. It’s their job to book your flights, create your itinerary, arrange transportation, and manage all the little things you certainly don’t want to deal with after planning a wedding. Let them be your honeymoon helpers!

No Service Fees
The best part? No fees. That’s right, with a honeymoon specialist, you won’t have to pay them a dime. Yes, the agency makes a commission on the trips they book, but only until after you've return from travel –which is already factored into the price. So, not only will you receive expert planning and guidance along the way, but you’ll be supporting a small business, too!

Ready to start planning the ultimate honeymoon? Then, get in touch with us today by clicking here.




Thursday, September 5, 2019

Our All-Time Favorite Tropical Honeymoon Destinations


After all the hustle and bustle of planning a wedding, what could be better than lounging around on a beach all day with your new spouse? Here are some of our favorite tropical honeymoon spots you’ve got to check out:

Our All-Time Favorite Tropical Honeymoon Destinations

Anguilla
Perfectly situated in the Eastern Caribbean lies the breathtaking island of Anguilla. Besides its obvious beauty, Anguilla offers honeymooners dozens of activities to start your marriage off on the right foot. From world-class spas and white-sand beaches, to horseback riding and kayaking –this is the place to be for beach bums and adventurers alike. We guarantee you’ll have the time of your life here!

Tahiti
Most famous for its dramatic forested peaks and silky black-sand beaches, Tahiti offers honeymooners the tropical escape and alone time they’ve been longing for. Believed to have formed from a series of volcanic eruptions, the islands are still as beautiful as ever. In addition, the serene feel of Tahiti and gorgeous overwater villa options make it a huge draw for honeymooners.

St Lucia
This leading honeymoon destination is visited by millions of newlyweds each year. Home to some of the most majestic volcanic beaches, reef diving sites, fishing villages, and luxury resorts in the world, St. Lucia is a sight not to be missed! Visit views of the Pitons on the West Coast with spectacular waterfalls or relax in one of its romantic boutique hotels.

Hawaii
Hawaii’s waters and beaches will mesmerize you, while its forests and volcanoes are guaranteed to take your breath away! Venture along the coastline for its famous breathtaking views, or head over to one of its numerous national parks for swimming under a waterfall. Immersing yourself in the culture here is an experience in itself!

Mexico
Mexico is our #1 destination for weddings and honeymoons because of the excellent value, incredible service, and memorable experiences. Because of the abundant flights available to Mexico, and the hundreds of resorts that scatter the shoreline –this is by far the best spot for a variety of options!


For more information on these tropical honeymoon destinations, contact us today for a free quote!


Friday, August 30, 2019

Walt Disney World Welcomes Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge!


Finally! Star Wars fans across the globe can unleash their inner-jedi at Walt Disney World’s Galaxy’s Edge. Keep reading for a quick guide to this hot new attraction…


Overview:
On Thursday this week, Walt Disney World’s Hollywood Studios welcomed highly-anticipated Star Wars land, Galaxy’s Edge. And let’s just say, they did not disappoint!

The new attraction provides visitors with a true intergalactic experience –incorporating more Disney cast members than ever before, so you can truly feel like you are on the planet Batuu. So, whether you’re looking to build your own lightsaber or droid, or want an adrenaline rush on Millennium Falcon (the fastest ship in the galaxy) –we guarantee everyone will have a ball here, no matter the age. 

 
Reservations:
To ensure you’re able to take advantage of everything Glalaxy’s Edge has to offer, reservations from August 29, 2019-February 3, 2020 are highly recommended. If you are interested in trying for these reservations, you’ll need to log into your My Disney Experience account and search for them there. Since this is a high-peak period, understand that reservations are in high demand. Below are a couple attractions you can check for current availability:

Oga’s CantinaDining reservations are available from 6:00 AM through 9:30 PM daily, starting on August 29th, the day of the land’s official opening. Reservations are also available through February 3rd at this time.

Droid DepotYou can make reservations for Droid Depot's popular Custom Astromech building experience. Reservations are available from August 29th through February 3rd.

Savi’s WorkshopYou can make reservations for Savi's Workshop custom lightsaber building experience. Reservations are available from August 29th through February 3rd.


Special Hours in Hollywood Studios:
  • September 1st - November 2nd  
  • 6 am - 9 am
  • Disney Resort and Select Hotel Guests, only
  • Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, Toy Story Land, and select attractions

Other Attractions:
Star Tours: Explore over 20 different locations seen in films

Jedi Training Academy: Become once with the force at Jedi training –perfect for the small Jedis in your group!

Character Meet and Greets: Say hello to some of your favorite characters from the movies!

Rise of the Resistance Ride: Immerse yourself into the battle of the Resistance and the First Order on this thrilling upcoming ride! This ride will be coming to Walt Disney World on December 5th this year and in Disneyland on January 17th next year –so stay tuned!

Millennium Falcon, Smugglers Run Ride: Hop aboard this intergalactic spaceship for a mission unlike any other!

Shopping:
Visit merchant row for an outdoor market filled with trader carts. Find everything from rarities at Dok-Ondar’s Den of Antiquities to robots, creatures, and space gear!


Dining:
Enjoy a variety of intergalactic cuisine at Galaxy’s Edge! Here, you can dive into a variety of things like alcoholic and non-alcoholic specialty drinks, to themed snacks and meals seen in the movies. They sure do know how to go “all out” here!

Have any questions about the new Star Wars land? Then, contact the Disney experts for a quote today! And may the force be with you…😉