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 dĂ©cor 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!

Thursday, December 5, 2019

4 Resorts in Aruba We Know You’ll Love

Aruba is a fantastic destination for its great weather, gorgeous scenery and lovely vacation resorts. Here are four we know you’ll love…

4 Resorts in Aruba We Know You’ll Love

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort
Not only has Aruba made significant efforts to "go green" over the years, but Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort was announced the very first carbon-neutral hotel in Aruba last year! Here, you’ll receive a net zero carbon emissions experience –meaning its guests leave no carbon footprint. In addition, adult travelers can enjoy the resort’s tranquil setting and world-class dining for the ultimate romantic getaway.

Ritz Carlton Aruba
At the Ritz-Carlton, guests will experience pastel sunsets, calm waters, and an array of luxurious hotel amenities. Here, you can enjoy direct access to the white sand beach and several adult-only and family pools. Looking for some other exciting activities? Then, you’ll love the onsite casino, which offers around-the-clock entertainment for the adults in your group. For a bit of pampering, be sure to check out the hotel’s expansive spa for dozens of natural and herbal treatments.

Hyatt Regency Aruba
Escape to Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort Spa and Casino for incredible ocean views, newly designed rooms, and numerous sparkling pools. Spend your days basking in the sun or explore the area for some boutique shopping and dining both onsite and off. Later on, relax at the world-class spa or grab a cocktail over a nice dinner with the ones you love.

Hilton Aruba
Indulge in the area’s unforgettable surroundings at Hilton Aruba! Here, guests of all ages can take advantage of adventures all around –whether it’s a day of swimming and snorkeling, or relaxing and unwinding on the beach with a good book in hand. Adults can take advantage of the onsite spa and casino, while the kiddos have some fun of their own at the Shocoland Kids Club. Truly a spectacular spot for all!

Interested in one of these fabulous vacation properties? Then, simply click here to request a quote!

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The Ultimate Honeymoon Planning Timeline

Planning the trip of a lifetime can be a bit overwhelming –and that’s why we’ve created this handy honeymoon planning timeline just for you! You’re welcome. 😉

The Ultimate Honeymoon Planning Timeline

10+ Months Before Honeymoon: Your Budget & Wishlist
Decide what the two of you can afford and nail down a honeymoon budget range so you can narrow down your options. You’ll also want to determine the type of honeymoon 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 Honeymoon: Contact a Travel Pro
As mentioned in our “Tips for Planning a Honeymoon” blog, definitely use a honeymoon expert (that’s us!) to help you do the planning. We’ve been to a majority of fabulous properties ourselves and can provide you with numerous suggestions at the very best prices.

6 Months Before the Honeymoon: Travel Documents
Make sure your passport or visa is up-to-date, as well as any medical paperwork you might need. You’ll also want to make sure you get vaccinated depending on the country you’re visiting.

3 Months Before the Honeymoon: Activities
Now would be a great time to start planning your honeymoon itinerary! This includes everything from activities and excursions, to spa and restaurant reservations, tour bookings, transportation, and more. The best part? We’ll help you with all of that!

2 Months Before the Honeymoon: Shopping
Plan on getting a little shopping out of the way so you don’t have to run around looking for a new bathing suit come wedding time. This also includes any travel gear you’ll need like a duffle bag or suitcases or even electronics like a new set of headphones for your flight.

2 Weeks Before the Honeymoon: 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 at the last-minute.

Day Before the Honeymoon: Ready to Go!
Yes! The honeymoon 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 honeymoon planning timeline! To start planning yours today, click here to connect with a honeymoon travel pro. Happy honeymooning!

Thursday, November 21, 2019

10 Bucket List Destinations for 2020

In search of some travel inspiration for the new year? Then, look no further than these ten bucket list adventures!

10 bucket list destinations for 2020

Bali, Indonesia
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!

The Maldives
The Maldives is a uniquely gorgeous island country situated in the Arabian Sea. Experience everything from jet skiing and boating, to spa days and romantic outings. This is the ultimate place for adventure and romance!

Cape Town, South Africa
As one of South Africa’s emerging cities, travelers can enjoy the country’s most spectacular scenery and jaw-dropping views. It also offers visitors some of Africa’s most romantic beaches!

Dubrovnik, Croatia
Most recently seen in the popular “Game of Thrones” tv-series, Dubrovnik also gets its fame for its winding streets, cliffside beach bars and UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old Town.

Santorini, Greece
Did you know that Santorini is 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!

Hawaiian Islands
When you think “paradise,” nothing else comes to mind quite like Hawaii. Its waters and beaches will mesmerize you the moment you arrive, while its forests and volcanoes are sure to take your breath away. This is a must-see on the exotic destination bucket list!

Cinque Terre, Italy
Colorful villages, cliffside views and sparkling blue waters are the star of the show in Cinque Terre, Italy. Indulge in fresh cuisine at a corner café or hike along the coastline for an experience of a lifetime.

Bora Bora, Tahiti
Ah, it can't get much better than Bora Bora. The lush green mountains and crystal-clear lagoons make this place famous for romance and more romance! Have you ever stayed in an overwater bungalow? Well, this could be your chance because this is where you'll find 'em. The best part? All you have to do is sit back and relax...

Turks and Caicos
For a perfect beach vacation, you can’t go wrong with a visit to the Turks and Caicos Islands. Picture sparkling clean water, white sand with no rocks or pollution, and breathtaking boutique hotels scattered along the coastline –perfect for honeymooners or couples looking to unwind.

Riviera Maya, Mexico
Quite possibly one of our favorite destinations in Mexico, the Riviera Maya presents incredible hospitality and service –not to mention the most delectable Mexican cuisine you’ve ever had! It’s filled with numerous resorts of all sorts, making it a fan-favorite for travelers.

Thinking of conquering one (or two) of these incredible destinations next year? Then, message us today for some suggestions and pricing!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Our Favorite Luxury Resorts in Maui

In search of something ultra-luxurious on the most popular island in Hawaii? Then, look no further than these four luxury resorts!

Our Favorite Luxury Resorts in Maui

Montage Kapalua Bay
Nestled on the picture-perfect and tranquil waters of Namalu Bay, Montage Kapalua Bay greets guests with friendly Hawaiian hospitality and true authenticity. Offering 24 acres of tropical paradise, you’ll experience a sense of balance and harmony in one of the most breathtaking settings in Maui. Enjoy a day at the spa, luxurious accommodations, and Hawaiian cuisine at its finest, here!

Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort
A swanky luxury resort set on 15 beachfront acres of pure beauty!  With regional farm-to-table dining, you can truly immerse yourself in the tropical island culture.  Unique oceanfront villas and swim-out suites offer gorgeous tropical views and access to Mokapu Beach.  The Feast at Mokapu Luau is one meal not to miss!  This exciting culinary experience is set on the shore of Mokapu beach, where guests will experience a real authentic luau.  This lovely resort is pet-friendly, so no need to board your pooch for this vacation!

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea
At Four Seasons Maui, you can choose to spend your days exploring the island or unwind in a hideaway-style sanctuary along the breathtaking shore of Wailea Beach. Visitors can enjoy the adults-only infinity pool or bask in the sunshine on the powder-white beach by day and indulge in world-renowned cuisine and entertainment by night. Whatever you decide, Four Seasons Maui will not disappoint!

Fairmont Kea Lani
Experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure on an island oasis where the blue skies, golden-sand, and tropical vegetation are of the norm.  Picture yourself relaxing in the state-of-the-art Willow Stream Spa with Hawaiian treatments and traditions, or in your large oceanfront villa.  Looking for a more active day?  Here, you’ll find countless swimming pools and water slides, a 24- hour fitness center, or shopping in the lovely boutiques.  Come stay at the Fairmont Kea Lani on the island of Maui, which was voted the “Best Island in the World.”

Interested in receiving a quote for one of these Hawaiian properties? Then, click here to get in touch with us today!

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Our Top 6 Unusual Honeymoons for 2020

Want to kick off married life with a unique experience the two of you will cherish forever? Then, keep reading for some inspiration!

Try an African Safari for your honeymoon!

If you want to reconnect yourselves with nature, an African honeymoon will do just that. Step away from the hustle and bustle of your modern life and enjoy the complete seclusion offered in an African safari. Decide if you wish to spend your days filled with adventure on a boat trip or balloon safari or relaxing with a variety of activities like spa treatments, picnics, starlight dinners, and more.

Cape Town
As one of South Africa’s emerging cities, honeymooners can enjoy the country’s most spectacular scenery and jaw-dropping views. Cape Town also offers visitors some of Africa’s most romantic beaches, both on the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans, where couples and relax and unwind in complete serenity.

Considered to be rugged, yet breathtakingly beautiful, the Patagonia region of South America checks all the boxes for romance and adventure. In fact, most travelers love it for its famous hiking and camping spots –but don’t let that fool you. Patagonia has plenty of romantic accommodations for couples who still want to experience the utmost luxury.

The Vaadhoo Islands, an inhabited island in the Maldives, offers some truly unique experiences to honeymooners. One worth mentioning includes a bioluminescence that can only be seen in the waters surrounding the island at night. It’s no doubt you and your new husband or wife will find it magical.

Known for its perfect combination of rich culture and city life, Vietnam is a great destination for honeymooners looking for a more budget-friendly option with plenty of activities. Take a motorbike from the North to South ends for a little adventure or get lost until you make your way to some of the area’s hidden gems.

Want to learn more about one of these unusual honeymoon destinations? Then, click here to request a quote!

Friday, October 25, 2019

Best Types of Vacations to Take Your Family on Spring Break

Now is the time to book those spring break vacations, folks! But where to, you ask? Well, this list should hopefully inspire you…

Types of vacations to take your family on spring break.

Ocean Cruise
Looking for something a little more extravagant than that? Then, consider taking your family on a fantastic ocean cruise! Here, you’ll experience a variety of activities designed for the entire family and stop at numerous ports for a little taste of everything all in one trip. Sounds like a great idea to us!

Walt Disney World
Whether you're looking to meet your favorite Disney characters, explore fun-themed restaurants and shops, or test your adrenaline on one of their world-famous coasters, Walt Disney World will not disappoint! Take advantage of all the resort’s numerous theme parks, restaurants, and events and we guarantee you’ll have a blast!

All-Inclusive Resort
If you’re looking to avoid the hassle of running all over the place on vacation, then an all-inclusive resort is where it’s at. Choose from a wide-variety of family resorts in places like Mexico, the Caribbean, and more! Ask us today for a list of recommendations that best suits your family.

We do more than just beach trips! In fact, we love sending families to places like Africa, the South Pacific, Europe, and Costa Rica (to name a few) because they offer incredible activities, scenery and wildlife!

So, where will your family go this spring break vacation? Message us today to request a quote for one of the above or to chat details! 

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Romantic Boutique Hotels in Antigua

After a lovely trip to Antigua, we had the opportunity to scope out some pretty incredible boutique hotels in the area. Here are some ultra-romantic luxury properties that we highly recommend visiting...

Romantic hotels in Antigua

Royalton Antigua
Recently making its grand entrance last spring, Royalton Antigua is the perfect vacation experience for honeymooners –and now, couples can live in complete luxury in their very own overwater suite! Here, you’ll enjoy picture-perfect views of the Caribbean Sea, a master bedroom with a seating area, a dining room, swim-out plunge pool, over-water hammock, and so much more!
Hammock Cove Resort & Spa
Making its grand entrance in December, Hammock Cove is the adults-only, all-inclusive, 5-star experience that's been calling your name! Located just steps from the area's national park and overlooking a protected bay, this resort provides an upscale and customizable vacation for discerning adult travelers. 
Galley Bay Resort & Spa
Galley Bay Resort & Spa is amazing for its spectacular beachfront suites and breathtaking setting. This adult-only boutique hotel invites couples to sit back and unwind in tranquility, or join in on the island's fantastic adventures.
Coco Bay Antigua
Plush bedding, silky linens, and extra-fluffy pillows are just where it starts at Coco Bay Antigua. For the most discerning guest, it’s not just sleeping, it’s an experience. This boutique hotel offers a variety of private Caribbean cottages and plantation houses with their own balconies, that situate on a hilltop overlooking the sea. As if that wasn't enough, you can enjoy your view on custom-made wooden furniture.
Hermitage Bay Antigua
Hermitage Bay Antigua is what you'd call, "luxury at its finest." From an organic kitchen garden on site, to its attentive staff - Hermitage Bay Antigua is the gateway to the ultimate vacation.
Hodges Bay Resort & Spa
Hodges Bay Resort & Spa is tucked away on eight acres of tropical land, offering the perfect blend of charm and character to guests of all ages. Here, you'll be presented with a wide-range of innovative dining experiences, state-of-the-art facilities, and a chic-modern luxury! 
Curious about any of these fabulous properties? Then, click here to request a quote!

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'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!
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!
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.
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!

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 cafĂ©…

When ordering food from a cafĂ© 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 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.