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Overwater Bungalows: A Tropical Paradise

Are you a beach person? Someone who feels the world’s stress melts away when you’re gazing into emerald waters while standing on sugar sand? Someone who always looks for the resort that is directly on the beach, rather than across the street from the beach? Do you have Google flight alerts set for every tropical beach you love? If you answered yes to any or all of these, your next vacation should probably include an overwater bungalow. That, my friend, is as close as you can get to the water – on top of it. And when you feel like Read More

February Bridal / Wedding / Honeymoon Headlines

Bridal Guide shares 10 reasons why you should pick a Destination Wedding. BRIDES offers its best advice for planning honeymoons (plus this roundup of the year’s best U.S. honeymoon locations). This June, Venus is in retrograde – should astrology-following couples get married then? Here’s handy advice for couples picking wedding hashtags. This Pennsylvania ceremony featured bridesmaids walking down the aisle with dogs who’re ready to be adopted (in lieu of flowers, the reception tables had baskets for donations to the local shelter). The U.S. fast food chain Whataburger wants to host ceremonies at six of its Texas locations on Valentine’s Read More

Destination Inspiration: A November Honeymoon

November is a great month to head out on your honeymoon. You can get that sweet spot balance of romantic holiday festive feel without the tremendous crowds that often hit the major destinations once December rolls around and people start taking their family vacations. Aside from the long weekend around Thankgiving, November is a relatively calm travel period, giving you excellent deals and options to choose from. We have put together a diverse list of options for you to help plan your honeymoon in style, no matter what you are into. Here’s where we suggest you go for a romantic Read More

Should You Cancel Your Travel Plans Because of the New Coronavirus?

Travel in 2020 is off to a strange and highly unusual start. Right before the new year, the world got word of a new virus that originated in Wuhan, China. Fast forward a month to now, the beginning of February, and the situation has evolved quite a bit. The novel coronavirus, sometimes referred to as nCoV2019, is transmitted by person to person by close contact or coughing/sneezing, the same way the flu is spread. For now, this is the only confirmed mode of how the virus spreads. But there’s still a lot we don’t yet know and understand about the Read More

9 Things to Know About Your US Passport

From fresh oysters in the Pacific Northwest to the glam of Miami, Florida and everything in between  – the U.S. offers incredible places to take a vacation. But if your holiday dreams include sipping wine in a Parisian cafe, swimming with whale sharks in Thailand, or climbing Mt. Fuji in Japan, you’ll need a magical blue book – a U.S. passport. Your passport is your identification ticket to world-wide exploration. If you’ve never had a U.S. passport before, you’ll find all of the following tips helpful. If you’re a seasoned traveler who’s filled several passports before, you still might find Read More

No gym? No problem. A 20-Minute Workout You Can do Anywhere.

Whether you’re hauling bags through airport terminals, sitting for hours and hours on a plane or bus, or sleeping in different (and sometimes uncomfortable) beds — the toll that traveling can take on your body can be significant. It’s not uncommon for frequent travelers to experience back and joint pain, neck strains, and tension headaches. Because we all know every aspect of travel isn’t Instagram-worthy. Some hotels have gym areas, but not all do, and quality and availability of equipment can vary greatly. Add to that the fact that you’re usually away from a full kitchen, are probably eating (awesome) Read More

January Bridal / Wedding / Honeymoon Headlines

Honeymooning in Madeira (Portugal) is a great option in 2020, WeddingBells.ca says. Destination I Do shares the best locations for holiday honeymoons. WeddingBells.ca offers its 2020 wedding trends guide – and, it suggests things to consider about inviting kids to a wedding. Here are the 22 best places for a Destination Wedding, according to Harper’s Bazaar (plus, its picks for the 10 top wedding trends in 2020). BRIDES jumps in too with 10 stunning Destination Wedding locations (the article says 2018 but it was just updated) – and, it posted this list of the 35 best wedding dress designs from Read More

Get to Know Us: Our Interview with ABC

Last October we had the honor of sitting down for an interview with ABC! Two of our travel specialists, Teri and Vijal, were featured on Sonoran Living, explaining why everyone can benefit from using a travel agent. Check out the interview below: To go into a bit more detail, here’s what the Hard Rock limitless all-inclusive details: There’s no cap on what’s included in your stay, meaning that all hotel amenities are included in your booking fee. The resort asks for a 25 percent service fee. Like Vijal mentioned in the video, this means your $100 spa treatment would cost Read More

Tips for Building an Affordable Travel Wardrobe

When you’re setting out on an adventure you want to be sure you’re well-prepared. Your packing essentials might differ from destination to destination or even based on the things you have planned for each trip. Avoid unnecessary costs by following these tips on building an affordable travel-ready wardrobe.  Investing in Classics There are a few staple items that make up the cornerstone of a lasting and flexible wardrobe. Owning flexible items means that you are getting your money’s worth out of your closet and you aren’t having to go buy new clothing before every trip. Whether you’re a business traveler Read More

5 Family Trips to Take Before the Kids Grow Up

Someones backpack is lost, your youngest has decided cereal for breakfast is worse than taking a bath, and the coffee pot is making gurgling noises that sound like a gremlin with the flu. Just a normal morning. It’s only natural this may lead you to think that taking the kids on a vacation while they’re young is an insane idea and would take far more energy than a dying coffee machine could provide. It’s true that getting everyone packed and on a trip can be a lot of work, but without question, the U.S. holds incredible destinations that beg for Read More