Friday, March 29, 2019

8 Romantic Getaways for Your Special Milestone

Whether it be your honeymoon, anniversary, or destination wedding –these 8 romantic getaways are the perfect way to celebrate.

Romantic getaways for your next milestone

When you picture the perfect paradise, does Hawaii come to mind? Us too! Not only will its sparkling waters and beaches dazzle you, but the lush greenery and towering volcanoes are truly a sight to see.

Visit the "City of Lights" in the most romantic place in the world! Enjoy sophisticated shopping and dining, while gazing at the iconic sights of Paris. The glorious landmarks, as well as the art and history of this bustling city make for one memorable vacation.

St. Lucia
Honeymooners have traveled hundreds of miles just to stay at the “World’s Leading Honeymoon” destination. It is not surprising Saint Lucia has earned this title, with its volcanic beaches, reef diving sites, fishing villages, and luxury resorts. The Pitons, tapered mountains on the West Coast, and the spectacular waterfalls of the Toraille flow over a cliff into lush gardens, are sites not to be missed!

If you and your sweetie are looking for a European escape, Santorini could be your winner! Visited by nearly 1.5 million tourists per year, these Greek Islands are a must-see for many honeymooners. In fact, Santorini is known for being one of the most popular islands in the world because of its combination of beautiful beaches, ancient cities, incredible cuisine, and an active volcano! Now who's in!?

Surrounded by gorges, forests, waterfalls, and natural pools --Fiji is the ultimate jewel of the South Pacific. With over 200 islands in the archipelago offering some of the world’s best soft coral diving and exotic wildlife, we guarantee --you won't be disappointed. 

Dry and sunny, with tropical trade winds, bring cool breezes to you each and every day at this dreamy spot. Powdery, white sand and pastel facades invite you to slow down and relax. Experience the languages spoken in Aruba of English, Dutch and Spanish, at this unique location.

Bora Bora
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...

Known for the island that “has it all,” this one will blow you away. Experience the powdery sand beaches and tranquil turquoise blue bays, as well as local traditions like afternoon tea or cricket. Looking for something more energizing? The nightlife in Barbados is as big as the island itself --with dinner shows, romantic cruises, and live bands!

Anything catch your eye? Then, contact us at or to start planning your romantic getaway today!

Thursday, March 21, 2019

The Ultimate Vacation Planning Checklist

Need a little something to keep your travel plans in order? Then, we’ve got the checklist for you…

Vacation planning checklist

Apply for your Passport

You've been waiting for that abroad experience for what it seems to feel like years. Finally, you book that dream vacation, but realize –oh, no! I need a passport. So now what? As a travel agency, we hear this all the time. We encourage you to apply for it, here to get started.

Vacation Insurance

Whether you’re traveling overseas, or across the country –it’s crucial to have comprehensive insurance during your travels. Here’s a list we think you should consider before taking off. Trust us, you’d rather be safe than sorry!

Home Security

Whether you’ll be gone for a weekend, or for an entire week out of the country, it’s important that you make sure your home and belongings are secure before leaving. Here’s some tips to consider so your mind is at rest when you’re gone.

Packing Tips

We have all gotten to our said destination and realized that we forgot to pack our flip flops, our dinner outfit, or worse- our favorite bikini! These are the rules we live by when planning for vacation. Happy packing!

Travel Documents

Some documents to bring along? Your passport, visas, airline miles card, a copy of your itinerary, any tickets or confirmation numbers, travel insurance, guide books, important contact info, copies of important docs, to name a few.

Airport Prep

For a domestic flight, you’ll want to consider leaving at least 2 hours before your flight departs. For an international flight, we’d suggest adding an extra hour. This of course depends on the hub you’re leaving from, the season you’re traveling, as well as the time of day.

Connect with a Travel Expert

That would be us! We serve as an important resource at no cost to you because we’ve been all across the world in search of awesome recommendations and travel tips for our clients. Discover why working with a travel specialist gives you the biggest bang for your buck.
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Thursday, March 14, 2019

The Top 6 Reasons to Visit Aruba

Looking for a dreamy escape that’s as pretty as a picture? Then, Aruba is your best bet! Here’s 6 reasons you’ll love visiting:

Top Reasons to Visit Aruba

The Friendly Locals
With the relaxed atmosphere of Aruba and the laid-back way of life –it’s no wonder why the smiles here are contagious! The locals are always super friendly and more than eager to help with directions or recommendations for your next adventure or favorite meal. Their motto “One Happy Island” truly fits the bill, that’s for sure!

The Perfect Weather
It hardly ever rains in Aruba because the island is located at the bottom of the Caribbean Sea –a true vacationer’s dream!  It can get quite warm on the island, but with Aruba’s natural trade winds –they offset the heat, making it the perfect temperature to enjoy without being too hot or too cold! It’s even a great destination for those looking to travel during hurricane season because they *luckily* don’t get hit often.

The Pristine Beaches
The beaches in Aruba are like a picture out of a magazine! Bright blue and sparkling, surrounded by the most beautiful and soft white sand beaches you’ve ever seen. The water is so clear, that it makes for a great snorkeling spot too –so don’t forget to pack your flippers and goggles!

The Geological Formations
Not only will you see exquisite beaches and waters, but Aruba is the home to caves, trails, hills and spectacular rocks that have gradually formed on the island from years of erosion! The southwest coastline of Aruba is so sheltered –so be prepared for some pretty cool diving opportunities…if you dare! Try your hand at “wreck diving” and visit the Antilla –the largest wreck in the Caribbean.

The Pastel Sunsets
Due to the moisture content from the tropical air in Aruba, travelers will be blown away by the pastel purple, orange and pink skies at night. Be sure to make a point of having a romantic sunset dinner on the beach –or watch from your room’s terrace with a glass of bubbly in hand.

The Flamingos
And what’s Aruba without the #FLAMAZING and vibrant flamingos at Renaissance Beach?! Get up-close-and-personal with the majestic birds as you swim aside them or feed them from your hand. And don’t worry –they love making new friends!

Does Aruba sound like your cup of tea? Why, of course it does! For more information on this incredible getaway, contact the team at, or visit us at today!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Our Best Tips for Character Interactions at Walt Disney World VS. Disney Cruise Line

One of the most common Disney questions we hear is, “When are the best opportunities to see the characters?” Well, we’ve come up with a few of our best tips to consider before your next visit. Take a look:

Disney Character Interaction Tips

Walt Disney World Character Interaction Overview

Walt Disney World offers a much larger variety of Disney characters in its meet-and-greets, daily shows, and character meals than Disney Cruise Line does. In addition, there’s several character meal options offering visitors a stress-free opportunity to have their favorite Disney stars come to you, rather than wait in line.

Typically, the wait times to see characters are long –most, of which are outside. So be sure to keep that in mind, should you be in the parks on a super-hot (or cold!) day.

We also suggest utilizing your Fast Pass for character greetings, only if there is a character you must see –then, you can bypass the line.

Walt Disney World Character Interaction Tips

To make the most out of the character interaction experience, we recommend visiting locations that offer multiple characters, to skip over those long wait times. For example, Magic Kingdom has two princesses that greet you at each post in Princess Fairytale Hall. At Epcot, the Disney Pals at Epcot Character Spot will allow you to mix and mingle with them all at once. Mickey and Minnie can be found in their Safari at Adventurer's Outpost in Animal Kingdom. The Disney Junior Pals will greet you inside the Animation Courtyard at Disney's Hollywood Studios. So as you can see, multiple character opportunities like these, is the best way to make the most out of the experience!

Disney Cruise Line Character Interaction Overview

On the other hand, the character interactions on DisneyCruise Line tend to be more accessible and low-key. For example, beyond daily character meet-and-greets on the ship, guests are likely to randomly run into some characters on the pool deck, or in the kids' clubs. You might even spot them on Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay –which really makes it seem like they are living on the ship with you!

Some other highlights about Disney Cruise Line character interactions, is that they have a Bon Voyage Party at the beginning of the cruise and a See Ya Real Soon party on the last night with all your favorite characters. They also have some fun “specialty” cruises, such the Frozen Day at Sea, Marvel Day at Sea –even Star Wars Day, so the entire family can party with their favorite friends.

Disney Cruise Line Character Interaction Tips

Princess meet-and-greets are very popular on Disney Cruise Line because of the shorter wait times than Walt Disney World. To meet the princesses, you can get a ticket when you can make your reservations online. If they’re are sold out, there could be some tickets reserved if you check in with guest services –but they go quickly! Don’t worry if you can’t get a ticket, though. The same princesses typically circulate on the scheduled meet and greets, so just check The Navigation App for the schedule.

Another fun opportunity Disney Cruise Line offers, is the Royal Court Royal Tea with the princesses for kids 3 through 12 years old (accompanied by a parent). Though it’s a bit pricey, it’s well worth seeing your kiddos light up when they meet them in person!

Lastly, character breakfasts are available for cruises lasting 7-nights or more, but must be booked online ahead of time. Tickets are included in your cruise cost.

Have any more questions for us? We’d be happy to chat! Just contact us today to get in touch.