Category Archives: Mexico

Six Reasons to take a Mexican Riviera Cruise on the Disney Wonder

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The Disney Wonder sets sail from San Diego to the Mexican Riviera, visiting an eclectic mix of Mexico’s most popular ports of call: Cabo San LucasMazatlán and Puerto Vallarta. If you’re planning a Mexican Riviera cruise on the Disney Wonder, here’s what you and your family can expect …

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Beaches, beaches and more beaches. You may recognize Cabo San Lucas for its dramatic rock formations, but did you know it also has 20 different major beaches with white sand and turquoise waters? Puerto Vallarta also offers a number of spectacular beaches (40 to be exact), while Mazatlán boasts 10 miles of palm-lined, silky sands.

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Water sports galore. The Mexican Riviera is known for all types of water activities, from sailing and parasailing, to boating and jet skiing, to scuba diving, snorkeling and fishing. The outdoor sports mecca of Cabo is famous for fishing, earning a reputation as the billfish capital of the world. If water sports are your thing, your playground awaits.

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Open-air adventures. Those who prefer adventure on land can enjoy the sunshine with golf, horseback riding, nature hikes, bike rides and more. For a, adrenaline rush, embark on a 4-wheeling excursion through the jungle, take in extraordinary views from a zipline or explore a secluded beach high atop a camel.

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Local culture. Mazatlán’s daily downtown market, Centro Mercado, is brimming with handmade clothing and goods, and the artesian markets in Cabo offer an array of local handicrafts and souvenirs, such as silver, ceramics and wood carvings. In Puerto Vallarta, soak up the culture with Mariachi bands, woven Huichol Indian art and traditionally dressed cowboys when the locals celebrate a special occasion.

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A playground at sea. When the deep blue waters of the Pacific are the day’s “destination,” the Disney Wonder offers fun and relaxation for the entire family. Pools for families, children and adults, plus fanciful kids clubs (with Marvel Super Hero Academy!), a sports deck, a luxurious spa retreat, and much more, will keep you happy from morning to night.

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World-class entertainment and dining. Each night onboard the Disney Wonder, you’ll be treated to Broadway-caliber musicals – including “Frozen, A Musical Spectacular” – lively deck parties and plenty of other activities the entire family can enjoy. Our signature dining includes family-friendly restaurants, like the spirited Tiana’s Place, and the adult-exclusive Palo, serving up delicious cuisine and a one-of-a-kind dining experience at every meal.

Black Friday Travel Deal: Receive Up To $100 Disney Gift Card

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We are having a Black Friday sale to help you save even more on your next Disney World vacation! When you book a Disney World vacation package or transfer your Disney World vacation package to us, you will receive a Disney gift card, valued up to $100! With an extra $100, you could treat yourself to a Disney Dooney and Bourke, a spa treatment, special surprises for your kids, and more!

  • If your packages total is between $2500-$4000, you will receive a FREE $50 Gift Card
  • If your package total is between $4001-$5500, you will receive a FREE $75 Gift Card
  • If your package total is $5501 or more, you will receive a FREE $100 Gift Card

I would be happy to prepare a quote for you and I guarantee I can match or beat all Disney prices! All you need to do is send me your dates, number of people including ages of any children, and which resort you are interested in. I am also be happy to discuss resort options with you to help you decide which would be best for your family! You can contact me at siera@destinationsinflorida.com or request your free quote on the right side of the page!

This offer is available through Monday, November 28, 2016 (Cyber Monday)! Your package must include a minimum of three days of theme park tickets and total package price is considered before airfare.

We are also running a Cyber Monday sale if you are planning to visit any other vacation destination! If you want to visit Universal Orlando Resort, take a cruise, or visit an all-inclusive resort, you will receive a $50 resort or on-board credit, plus a $50 travel voucher! To qualify for this offer, your package must be at least $2,500 before airfare. Hurry, this offer must be booked by December 2, 2016!

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations in Florida, an authorized Disney vacation planner. She is a graduate of the Disney College of Knowledge and would love to help you plan your next magical vacation at no cost to you! Contact her at siera@destinationsinflorida.com for your free, no obligation quote! 

12 Days of Christmas Travel Deals

Would you like to get the rest of your Christmas shopping done quickly and easily? Give your loved ones the gift of a trip! Parents often spend lots of money on toys that their kids will quickly outgrow. Why not give the gift of memories that will las a lifetime instead this year? To help inspire you to find the perfect vacation for your family, check out these 12 days of Christmas travel deals:

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You can visit the incredible state of Alaska by boat or by land (or both!) to experience the amazing wonders of wildlife, glaciers, and scenic beauty. Whether you are looking for relaxation or adventure, there is a great opportunity for you to have the vacation of your dreams in Alaska.

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With the weather getting colder, a warm, tropical cruise may be just what you and your loved ones have been dreaming of. From sandy beaches and palm trees to world class cuisine, a cruise offers something for every member of the family. Plus, your kids will love having their own areas to play and explore on the ship.

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What child or family wouldn’t love the gift of a vacation to the Walt Disney World Resort? When you book with us, you will receive complimentary itinerary planning, help with dining reservations, free gifts, and more! Plus, you are guaranteed to get the best deal possible!

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Hawaii is a bucket list destinations for so many people! Why not send mom and dad or take the whole family to paradise? You can check out Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa, on Oahu or try a Norwegian Cruise to visit a few islands in a week! You can also plan to island hop and spend a few days on each island to truly enjoy the unique activities and scenery on each island!

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to stand on top of the Eiffel Tower, watch the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace, or ride in a gondola in Venice? All of these dreams can come true in Europe! From guided tours to cruises and individual explorations, you can see first hand the rich history that you’ve learned about for years!

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You can visit the Bahamas, Caribbean, Panama Canal, California, Mediterranean, Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, and more with Disney Cruise Line! With spacious accommodations, the best children’s programming, and amazing food, the whole family will love a Disney Cruise Line vacation!

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Explore the City of Lights when you book a vacation to Paris, France. You can shop at some of the world’s best known retailers on the Champs Elysees, wonder at the Eiffel Tower, take in the Mona Lisa at the Lourve, and more! You can venture into the city on your own or enjoy it with the help of a guided tour to help you see and do the most during your vacation!

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Do you want the ultimate relaxing vacation? Book an all inclusive getaway to Mexico (or anywhere in the Caribbean)! You truly don’t have to worry about a thing on these vacations because your food, drinks, entertainment, and more have already been paid for! You can enjoy a week in the sun on the beach for probably less money than you ever expected!

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Would shopping in Times Square or watching a live Broadway performance be more your style? Book your trip to New York City to enjoy the hustle and bustle of the big city. You can head to the top of the Empire State Building, watch Good Morning America, or just explore the streets of New York City.

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When you book a Royal Caribbean Cruise by December 31, you will receive 50% off the second guest’s fare, up to $300 in onboard credits, and 50% reduced deposit. You can sail to destinations all over the world with Royal Caribbean without having to pack up and move each time you visit a new place! Plus, you can enjoy incredible dining and more!

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If you or your kids love Harry Potter, then the Wizarding Worlds of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort will be the vacation of a lifetime! You can actually ride Hogwarts Express, drink a butterbeer, cast a spell, and so much more here. There is more than Harry Potter though, too! You can cause some mayhem with the minions or battle with Transformers at Universal Orlando!

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Could you and your special someone use a short getaway? If you don’t have a lot of time, a long weekend to Las Vegas may be just what you need! You can enjoy incredible buffets, nightlife, and more in Las Vegas. Plus, there are some great add-on excursions if you’d like to visit the Grand Canyon, the Hoover Dam, or California during your visit.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations to Explore. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Plus, you will receive lots of other perks and gifts! Request your free, no obligation quote on the right side of the page or email siera@destinationstoexplore.com for more information. 

Enjoy a Rockin’ Summer Escape at Hard Rock Hotel This Summer

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Are you ready for a rockin’ summer escape? You can receive up to $1,800 resort credit or unlimited golf plus kids stay free at Hard Rock Hotels this summer!

“Taking a cue from the modern mythos of rock and roll, and building on a culture of sophisticated style, unparalleled service, and the most awe-inspiringly beautiful tropical locations in the world, the all-inclusive Hard Rock Hotels of Mexico and the Dominican Republic are more than a breath of fresh air within the all-inclusive vacation market – they’re the game changer.”

$1800 Limitless Resort Credit
When you book your vacation at one of the Hard Rock Hotels in Mexico or the Caribbean, you will receive up to an $1,800 Limitless Resort Credit that can be used on all services and/or amenities such as spa and beauty salon treatments, upgraded wine selection, tours, romantic dinners, the Colin Cowie Wedding Collection and more! Plus, the best part is, there are no limits or caps for any one thing, no coupons, no restrictions!

Unlimited Golf
You can also choose unlimited golf instead of the $1800 Resort Credit. Forget your $1800 Limitless Resort Credit and you can receive unlimited rounds of golf for all guests in the room!

Kids Stay Free

  • Two kids aged 12 or under will stay for free when sharing applicable category rooms with one full paying adult

Check out the spectacular Hard Rock Hotels below:

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Which Hard Rock Hotel would you like to spend your rockin’ summer escape at?
Siera is a travel agent with Destinations to Explore. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Email siera@destinationstoexplore.com for your free, no obligation quote or more information. 

Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya Grand Opening May 4-5, 2014


ALL INCLUSIVE COLLECTION GRAND OPENING

The All Inclusive Collection by Hard Rock Hotels is expanding next month with the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya grand opening! Formerly the Aventura Spa Palace, the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya will make a grand debut on May 4 and 5, 2014 with guests, celebrities, and VIPs. The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya grand opening will even include a performance by Jon Bon Jovi and The Kings of Suburbia.

“As the fourth addition to the All Inclusive Collection of Hard Rock Hotels, we’re thrilled to host what is sure to be an event to remember with the upcoming Grand Opening celebration,” said Rafael Chapur, chief operating officer of All Inclusive Collection. “With Hard Rock’s signature vibe and All Inclusive Collection’s unmatched guest services, Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya offers a vacation experience unlike any other.”

The Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya Grand Opening celebration will kick off on May 4, 2014 with a “star-studded Red Carpet, Hard Rock’s signature Guitar Smash and a live concert performance by Jon Bon Jovi and his New Jersey side band. The Kings of Suburbia that will be exclusive to hotel and Grand Opening VIP guests.” After the show, there will be a VIP After Party, hosted by renowned DJ Connor Cruise, at the brand new Club Heaven. The next day, May 5, will include an exclusive press conference followed by a high-energy pool party hosted by DJ Jack Novak.

“We have thoroughly enjoyed our collaboration with All Inclusive Collection and look forward to opening the newest property in Riviera Maya,” said John Galloway, chief marketing officer of Hard Rock International. “We’re certain Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya will exceed expectations and All Inclusive Collection will continue to bring incredible value to our brand.”

Here are just a few of the highlights you can enjoy at the all new Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya:

  • Located just off the azure waters of the Caribbean Sea
  • Both the adults-only and family friendly resort experiences
  • 1,264 ultra-posh and lavishly appointed guestrooms boasting balcony, terrace views or new, expansive sky terrace options with picturesque views and hydro tubs in each room
  • World-class shopping
  • The largest celebrity-branded Rock Star Suite in the Hard Rock International collection designed by legendary singer Bret Michaels
  • Expansive outdoor pools and a private beach
  • Nine world-class restaurants
  • Eight bars and lounges
  • 88,915 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and event space ideal for elegant banquets, themed parties, weddings, concerts and more
  • Youth-friendly components including HIT Entertainment’s Little Big Club, Teens Lounge & Club, snorkeling and kayaking for an unparalleled adventure
  • Adults-only section Heaven, includes the Hard Rock signature Rock Spa® with 75 treatment rooms, four restaurants and three sophisticated bars and lounges, including a premium service nightclub

Would you like to attend the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya grand opening?

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations to Explore. She would love to help you plan your all inclusive getaway at no cost to you. Email siera@destinationstoexplore.com for more information or to start planning your vacation! 

The Little Big Club at Hard Rock Hotels in Mexico and Dominican Republic

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There’s lots of fun and activities in store for your kids when you plan a family vacation at one of the Hard Rock Hotels in Mexico or Dominican Republic. Your kids will love playing in the Little Big Club at your resort that’s included with your stay!

Your kids will get to see some of their favorite characters including Thomas & Friends™, Angelina Ballerina™, Bob the Builder™, and Barney™. Your kids will get to sing and dance with their favorite characters as well as participate in other exciting activities like building, dressing up, learning, and more. There are live stage shows, character breakfasts, crafts, and movie nights, complete with characters!

Your kids are in good hands at the Little Big Club with their friendly and well-trained, BLAST! qualified staff. BLAST stands for Babysitter Lessons and Safety Training. This is an exclusive babysitters certification that provides extensive training in pediatric first aid, household safety, and the fundamentals of childcare.

Your family can enjoy the Little Big Club at Hard Rock Hotel Punta Cana, Hard Rock Hotel Cancun, or Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya. Plus, kids stay free all summer at the Hard Rock Hotels so it’s now more affordable than ever to enjoy an all-inclusive tropical vacation as a family!

Check out this video to learn more about the Little Big Club at Hard Rock Hotels in Mexico and Dominican Republic:

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations to Explore. She would love to help you plan your next vacation at no cost to you. Email siera@destinationstoexplore.com for more information or to request your free, no obligation quote. 

Plan Your Destination Wedding at Hard Rock Hotels with Colin Cowie Weddings

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When you plan your destination wedding at one of the Hard Rock hotels, you will enjoy a wedding designed by Colin Cowie, exclusively for the all inclusive Hard Rock Hotels in Mexico and the Dominican Republic. These beautiful weddings are available in Cancun, Mexico; Vallarta, Mexico; Riviera Maya, Mexico; or Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

When planning your destination wedding at Hard Rock Hotels, you will have nine different collections to choose from, depending on the color and vision that you have for your wedding.

The complimentary collection includes

  • Wedding ceremony location
  • White ceremony structure
  • White ceremony podium with a golden manzanita branch and a gold mirrored vase filled with white roses
  • 30 white avant-garde chairs
  • Themed one-tier wedding cake for 30 persons
  • Bridal bouquet
  • Groom’s boutonniere
  • Justice of the Peace or minister to perform legal, symbolic, or vow renewal ceremonies
  • Sparkling wine for 30 persons during ceremony
  • Honeymoon Wishes wedding website and wedding registry
  • CD system available during the ceremony
  • Wedding planner
  • Witnesses, if required
  • Complimentary Honeymoon Package

However, there are optional enhancements available to add to your collection as well. You can add some color or change the decor to design the wedding of your dreams. If you have family and friends join you and stay at the resort, you may be eligible for a cocktail reception and/or dinner.

Plus, you can take advantage of the $1,800 limitless resort credit to indulge in spa treatments and more.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations to Explore. She would love to help you plan the destination wedding of your dreams at no cost to you. Email siera@destinationstoexplore.com for more information. 

Cyber Monday Sale: $50 Resort Credit Plus $50 Travel Voucher

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Where would you like to go in 2014? Would you like to enjoy a family vacation a Disney Park or Universal Orlando? What about a tropical getaway to Hawaii or the Caribbean? Would you like to try a cruise? Where ever you’d like to go, we can help get you there!

When you book any vacation package totaling $2,000 or more, you will receive both a $50 resort credit or on-board credit as well as a $50 travel voucher to be used for a future vacation! This is in addition to any other specials and promotions available at your destination! Plus, you will still receive all of our perks and world famous service!

This offer must be booked by December 6 so request your free, no obligation quote today on the right side of the page or email siera@destinationstoexplore.com.

Don’t forget, we are offering up to $100 Disney gift card for Disney World packages booked through today if you are planning a Walt Disney World Resort vacation.

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations to Explore. She would love to help you plan your next getaway at no cost to you. You can contact her at siera@destinationstoexplore.com or 734-771-1290. 

Great Deals Available at Paradissus Resorts for an All-Inclusive Vacation

Whether it’s a luxurious getaway or an action-packed family vacation, Melia Hotels International offers several distinct vacation brands custom-tailored to meet the needs of your client’s ideal getaway. Paradisus Resorts are part of the Melia Hotels family and are currently offering resort credits, free golf, free weddings and vow renewals, and even kids stay free discounts! Paradisus Resorts feature all-inclusive luxury vacation resorts designed to blend in with their natural surroundings in very exotic locations for a truly unique experience.

Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Esmeralda – Riviera Maya
$1000 Pure Freedom Bonus!
This elegant resort has a Mayan ecological feeling, and an oceanfront location surrounded by a lush tropical mangrove preserve and with views of Cozumel Island.

  • 11 remarkable restaurants serving delicious cuisine from all around the world
  • Tango dance classes, sushi-making, and sensorial experiences
  • State of the art meeting spaces
  • Spa services

Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla – Riviera Maya
$1000 Pure Freedom Bonus!
Located in a stunning little bay, Paradisus Playa del Carmen La Perla is the superior luxury resort in the Riviera Maya.

  • Adults-only resort
  • Tango dance classes, sushi-making, and sensorial experiences
  • State of the art meeting spaces

Paradisus Punta Cana Resort – Punta Cana
FREE Golf, Wedding & Vow Renewal!
Whether you seek relaxation or excitement, there is something for everyone at this upscale resort.

  • Sporting activities such as sailing, horseback riding, windsurfing and water biking
  • Luxurious golf and spa services

Paradisus Palma Real Resort – Punta Cana
FREE Golf & Kids Stay FREE!
Combining world-class facilities and modern amenities with indulgent golf and spa services, this polished resort transports guests into a world of sparkling pools and manicured gardens.

  • Casino, spa, and fitness center
  • 3 pools and 7 outdoor hot tubs
  • “Le Cirque” dinner and show, “Party Animals” dinner and show

Siera is a travel agent with Destinations to Explore. She would love to help you plan your next all-inclusive vacation and you can take advantage of one of these great offers. Email spreadingmagic@gmail.com for more information.

Ricky Martin is Coming to the Moon Palace December 2013

The beautiful Palace Resorts in Mexico has recently announced that superstar Ricky Martin is coming to the Moon Palace for a special performance at the end of the year. Palace Resorts, who has the standard in five-star, all-inclusive resort accommodations, has proudly announced Grammy-Award winning singer and entertainer, Ricky Martin will appear in concert at the Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort on Saturday, December 28, 2013. As the leader in “awe-inclusive” vacation experiences as well as world-class entertainment, Palace Resorts will welcome the international superstar for his first concert in either the United States or Mexico in two years!
When you book a stay of five nights or more at select Palace Resorts, you will receive two complimentary tickets to the performance as part of the all-inclusive concept.
“The Palace Resorts team has worked tirelessly to bring high profile artists to Cancun, elevating our signature property, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort, into Cancun’s premier entertainment destination resort,” said Gibran Chapur, Executive Vice President of Palace Resorts. “After a banner 2013 that included the unveiling of a 55 million dollar enhancement project and spectacular performances by noteworthy artists, we believe closing out the year with an icon such as Ricky Martin is a testament to the superior quality experiences we wish to offer our guests. We can’t think of a better way to say goodbye to 2013 than with a holiday stay in paradise complete with an electrifying performance from Ricky Martin.”
The Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort continues to expand the all-inclusive concept and offer you an unforgettable vacation experience by combining world-class hospitality and top-rated live entertainment with exceptional amenities and attractions. The Moon Palace is located on Cancun’s tranquil south shore between 123 acres of tropical foliage and secluded white sand beach. There are more than 2,400 waterside and garden view accommodations or golf villa suites. Multiple pools at the resort are complemented by two children’s pools, one Golf Club pool, six Jacuzzis and four swim-up bars. Additional on-site adventures include a water sports marina for sporting activities, a world-class spa, and fully equipped fitness center.  As Cancun’s premiere entertainment resort destination, Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort has hosted world-renowned artists such as Shakira, Enrique Iglesias, Usher and Air Supply among others, in addition to spectacular shows such as Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy and Cirque Dreams Rocks. Moon Palace will also host performances by the legendary band Chicago, February 14 – 15, 2014, and Grammy-Award winning artist, Michael Bolton, March 29-30, 2014.
Additionally, when you book a stay of five-nights or more, you will also receive the most valuable vacation promotion on record – $1,500 Resort Credit, which can be used on room upgrades, spa and beauty salon treatments, golf outings, romantic dinners, wedding packages, and off-site excursions and tours.
Siera is a travel agent with Destinations to Explore and would love to help you plan your all-inclusive Palace Resorts vacation! Email her at spreadingmagic@gmail.com for more information!