Thursday, March 26, 2020

5 Tropical Cocktails to Make at Home

If you can’t get to the beach, bring the beach to you. Here’s some fabulous cocktail recipes for your staycation:

*These recipes were among some of our favorites via 😊.

Recipe & Image via Food Network

Strawberry Daiquiri

·         One 12-ounce bag frozen strawberries
·         6 ounces light rum 
·         4 ounces lime juice 
·         5 tablespoons sugar 
·         6 fresh strawberry slices, for garnish 

In a blender, combine the frozen strawberries, rum, lime juice and sugar. Blend until smooth and divide among 6 highball or hurricane-style glasses. Garnish each glass with a strawberry slice and serve immediately.

Recipe & Image via Food Network


·         1 lime, halved
·         Kosher salt
·         1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (5 limes)
·         2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (1 lemon)
·         1 cup Triple Sec
·         1 cup white tequila
·         2 cups ice, plus extra for serving

If you like margaritas served in a glass with salt, rub the outside rims of 6glasses with a cut lime and dip each glass lightly into a plate of kosher salt.Combine the lime juice, lemon juice, Triple Sec, tequila, and ice in a blender and puree. Place extra ice in a cocktail shaker. Fill with margarita mix, shake well, and strain into glasses.

Recipe & Image via Food Network

Long Island Iced Tea

 2 cups ice cubes
·         1 ounce vodka
·         1 ounce gin
·         1 ounce white rum
·         1 ounce white tequila
·         1/2 ounce Triple Sec
·         2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
·         1/2 cup cola, or to taste
·         2 lemon wedges

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour the vodka, gin, rum, tequila, Triple Sec, and lemon juice into the shaker. Cover and shake vigorously to combine and chill. Pour the mixture, ice and all, into 2 glasses or beer mugs and top off with the cola. Garnish with lemon wedges. Serve.

Recipe & Image via Food Network


6 ounces light rum
12 mint sprigs, or spearmint, 8 roughly broken apart
6 tablespoons fresh lime juice
4 tablespoons sugar
Club soda
4 slices lime

Place ice in beverage shaker then add in the rum, 8 broken up mint sprigs, lime juice and sugar. Shake well and serve over ice in a high ball glass. Top off each glass with a splash of club soda.

Recipe & Image via Food Network

Pina Colada

·         1 1/2 cup ice
·         1/2 cup diced pineapple, frozen
·         2 ounces pineapple juice
·         2 ounces Coco Lopez coconut cream
·         1 1/2 ounces white rum
·         1 ounce dark rum
·         Pineapple slices

Put the ice, frozen pineapple, juice, coconut cream, and the white and dark rums into a blender. Blend until smooth and frosty. Pour the drink into 2 glasses and garnish the rim with pineapple slices.

We hope this brings a little slice of paradise to your home! And be sure to reach out to us if you have any requests for future travel!

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Dreamy Destinations to Inspire Wanderlust

Mental vacation, anyone? Here’s some dreamy destinations to inspire your future travels…

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!

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!

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!

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!

St. Lucia
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’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.

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.

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!

As always, we’re happy to help you navigate your future getaway. To connect with an expert, click here.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Your Tropical Vacation Packing Guide

Headed on a beach trip? Then, be sure to put these items in your suitcase!

Your Tropical Vacation Packing Guide


·         Passport/Visa, etc.
·         Boarding passes
·         Travel insurance
·         Tickets
·         Local money
·         Credit cards


·         Shorts
·         Tanks
·         T-shirts
·         Swimsuits
·         Sun dresses
·         Cover ups
·         Socks/undergarments
·         Pajamas
·         Light sweater


·         Flip flops
·         Sandals
·         Comfortable sneakers


·         Small purse
·         Large beach bag
·         Beach towel
·         Sunglasses
·         Water bottle
·         Sunhat


·         Waterproof Sunscreen
·         Toiletries
·         Medications
·         Makeup/skincare
·         Hairbrush/products 
      Bug spray

Beach Entertainment

·         Books
·         Magazines
·         Snorkel gear
·         Beach game/toys


·         iPod/iPad
·         Headphones
·         Cellphone
·         Camera
·         GoPro
·         Chargers
·         Power adapter
·         Laptop

We hope this helps you get your packing started! Haven’t booked anything yet? Then, request a quote with us today and be sure to save this for later!