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

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

Tips for Flying with Kids

It’s a family vacation time and the beach is calling. Or Disney World. Or Iceland or Japan. The whole family has planned and mapped out the entire itinerary. Now there’s only one thing left to do — survive the flight while traveling with kids. While the thought of a 12-hour flight over an ocean sounds intimidating, it doesn’t have to be something to dread, and can even be a positive experience. Even a two-hour flight can be nerve wracking with a cranky toddler. But that beach is calling, so click “book,” pack accordingly, and follow these tips on how to Read More

How to Stay Healthy While Traveling to a Destination Wedding

Destination weddings are fantastic for couples who want to put a charming twist on a traditional ceremony. According to the travel guide company Trip Savvy, 25 percent of married couples tie the knot somewhere that isn’t in their hometown. There are many reasons why destination weddings are appealing: they offer a bonding opportunity for both sides of the family and couples can exchange vows in a picturesque location. However, it can be stressful to manage your health during these trips — especially if you don’t have that much experience traveling. Here are the top 6 tips for staying healthy at Read More

8 Tips for When Vacation is Over

We all love planning and preparing for the trip of our dreams, and here at Awaken Travels we have many resources for doing just that, but what about when that dream vacation has come to an end? We all must return home eventually, and we’re here to help. That familiar crash that is landing back at home when the dream vacation is over. Desperately try to grab a few hours of sleep during the time that would have been lunchtime just yesterday. Jump in the car without your coffee because you didn’t have time to buy any last night. Rush Read More

How to be the Best Travel Companion

Whether you’re going for a couple weeks or even several months together, there are some basic elements that are critical to making travel with someone else successful.  Ashlea Halpern is an editor at Traveler magazine who recently spent a year globetrotting with her boyfriend. Here are some of her best tips for making it work so you can come back from your journey with a stronger relationship than ever. Get clear on what you’re good at and what you’re not good at — and play up each other’s strengths. You might be awesome at small details, or you might be 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

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

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