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.