How to Participate in “Pack for a Purpose”

Before you toss that extra sweater into your suitcase that you’re definitely not gonna need on a Caribbean vacation, consider instead packing some school supplies, English books, or some band-aids to donate to the local community. Sandals, which operates some of our favorite resorts, has partnered with local organizations in a number of countries to help the community thrive. The program is called “Pack for a Purpose” and Sandals has made it incredibly easy to give something back to the people of the area you’re visiting while on vacation. How to Pack for a Purpose The idea of volunteering while Read More

The Best Cruises for Families

A family vacation, although exciting, can sometimes come with far too much planning. We don’t all have time for the weeks of researching, strategizing, and making certain you booked the hotel for the right number of nights. Don’t forget the rental car for the last day so you can actually get everybody back to the airport. Is that trunk big enough for everyone’s luggage? Where are we supposed to rent snorkelling gear? Is the pool open this time of year? Once the plane takes off, the real stress begins – attempting to keep everyone entertained, out of trouble and happily Read More

Best Places to Honeymoon in July

Late June and early July are often the perfect time for a wedding. The weather is likely to be sunny and warm regardless of where you choose to have the ceremony or reception. Aside from the nice weather, the kids are out of school and families are more available to travel to your venue. People love, expect, and plan for the much anticipated annual summer wedding season.  A wedding during this time with a honeymoon immediately after means you’re probably aiming for a July honeymoon. Luckily for you, we have some great and creative recommendations to help you find that Read More

How to Stay Healthy While Traveling

We take a risk every time we walk out the front door. It could be a quick trip to the store to buy the carrots you forgot were a necessary ingredient for carrot cake. Or it could be something bigger, like an African safari. Risks are everywhere. Heck, even the staircase to the bedroom can be dangerous! But in most cases, risks pale in comparison to sitting in a fully confined and bubble-wrapped world. There’s a whole world out there waiting to be explored. What to Consider While traveling domestically or internationally, vacationers should be aware of a few things. Read More

Awaken Travels Tips for Booking a Cheap Flight

Nobody wants to pay more than they have to for a flight. We all have our standards though.  Some refuse to fly an airline without meal service, others will not fly in less than business class. Regardless of your personal standards, we can help. Finding a booking cheap flight is a tricky business, but we have some tricks that may help you save some serious money on your vacation, which means more can be dedicated to the fun of being there!  Follow closely, because this is how to fly cheaply! Consider flight cost before choosing the destination Our favorite sites Read More

September bridal / wedding / honeymoon headlines

WeddingBells.ca suggests the current trends in honeymoon locations as well as specific advice for planning a Destination Wedding and honeymoon safaris in Kenya. BRIDES offers this list of memorable honeymoon dining experiences along with these ways to save money on a honeymoon. Bridal Guide recommends these options for getting married in Vermont plus these tips for planning a Destination Wedding. Bridal Guide spotlights eight luxurious honeymoon locales – plus, these tips for planning honeymoons in Panama. Destination I Do shares wedding planning tips from a lawyer who just got married – plus, this groom’s guide to wedding prep. BRIDES offers Read More

Tenerife for Families: Where to go and what to see

Family travel is equal parts building memories that will last a lifetime and making sure those memories are positive. You want your children to have new experiences and learn about the world around them. However, in order to do that in today’s world it needs to be exciting enough to pry their eyes from their phone/gaming console. It also can’t be entirely about enriching the kids because us adults need to have a great time, too! Why Tenerife? Tenerife in the Canary Islands is your answer to the family vacation. Known as “the island of eternal spring,” the temperature sits Read More

The Best Places to Honeymoon in April

April is a month of transition. While half of the world is diving into the core of spring, the other half is in autumn. This also means the temperatures in most regions are moderate – not wintery cold and not yet summer sweaty. The Goldilocks of months to honeymoon! Aside from two things to look out for (we’ll get to those in a second) April isn’t the peak travel season in many locations which means cheaper prices and a larger selection of booking space. So here we go with our five favorite spots to honeymoon in April. A few events Read More

9 Essential Travel Apps

These days we’re inundated with information about how our phones and social media control our lives. Maybe that’s true to an extent, but there are certainly times when our phones are useful when traveling. Travel apps can help us immensely, like figuring out exactly what time the last train leaves Tokyo station to deliver you back to your hotel. The taxi would cost $200, so it’s best to not miss that last train home! Our phones can save our butts while traveling. Here are nine apps you need to have to make your next vacation go as smooth and easy Read More

Discover Your Travel Profile for the Perfect Getaway

The truth is, there are millions of possible trips out there spanning 195 countries. Thousands of perfect beaches, hundreds of old towns, millions of incredible restaurants around the globe waiting to serve you the best meal of your life. There are plenty of great trips to choose from — and then there are trips that are perfect for you. So how do you figure out which trips would be enjoyable from the trips that would be the best trip ever? The simple answer is being honest about what you want and need, and getting to know your own personal travel Read More