Category Archives: Mexico

Unlocking Unforgettable Journeys: 4 Reasons Why Using a Travel Advisor Is a Smart Choice

In an era of seemingly endless information and DIY travel planning, the invaluable role of a travel advisor shines brighter than ever. These experts in the realm of exploration offer a wealth of benefits that transcend mere convenience. From crafting tailored itineraries to accessing exclusive deals, navigating complex logistics, and providing insider insights, the reasons to collaborate with a travel advisor are both compelling and diverse. In this fast-paced world, where time is precious and experiences are treasured, the guidance of a skilled travel advisor transforms mere trips into unforgettable journeys.

Some people still sadly associate using a travel advisor with paying more money, when in actual fact – it’s quite the opposite. From getting you the best seats on the plane to working behind the scenes to ensure your vacation goes off without a hitch – after using a great travel advisor once, I personally guarantee you’ll be hooked!

Save Time

Ask yourself, how much is your time worth? Expedia’s research indicates the average American spends 22.95 hours booking a trip in the 6 weeks before departure. That’s one hour a night for nearly three weeks or nearly three entire workdays. Is this time you can afford to lose? 

Save Money

Travel advisors often have access to wholesale rates and exclusive deals that the general public does not. As such, they can pass these savings on to you – their client. Most advisors make their money through commissions paid by hotels, tour operators, cruise lines, etc – not through adding on extra charges for their clients. Travel advisors who do charge fees are charging for the trip planning process – remember those 22.95 hours I referenced in the paragraph above? They’re working, researching, and customizing the perfect journey for you, and some charge fees for this type of work. 

Planning travel has never been more complicated than in 2021 and beyond. From quarantine restrictions to PCR testing, an expert agent will save you countless hours in research and logistics alone – that’s worth its weight in gold. 

Avoid Hassles

Booking with a third-party site may feel like the obvious choice, but websites like Expedia can’t connect the dots. Sure, you could book a few nights at a hotel, but can you arrange the car service, the late-night check-in, the adjoining rooms next door to each other? Travel advisors take the hassle out of the trip planning process and can make it fun again. 

By now we’ve probably all heard horror stories of trips booked immediately before Covid, and cancellations or refunds that went awry. When you book with a travel advisor and (for whatever reason) you’re unable to go on your trip – you don’t have to lift a finger. It won’t be you waiting on hold with the airline, or trying to argue about a credit vs a refund. Your travel advisor has your back and is looking out for your best interests every step of the way, and that includes when things go sideways.

Check into your hotel and your room is not to your liking? Your travel advisor often has special relationships with hotels, and they can (hopefully) rectify the situation seamlessly, without you having to get on the phone and ask for the manager. 

Enjoy Upgrades & Connections

Everyone loves a good upgrade. From complimentary breakfast to room upgrades, most travel advisors can score their client’s great perks when they book with them. In addition, travel advisors are well connected. A travel advisor’s job is to be the expert, and this means traveling to countless destinations, and building relationships with hoteliers, tour operators, even restauranteurs. Don’t discount their ability to score you that hard-to-book seat at a new restaurant, or surprise you with an exclusive behind-the-scenes experience while on a tour.

Want to learn more about what I do for my clients as a professional travel advisor? Schedule a complimentary consultation with me today!

Top 7 Reasons Why You Should Honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta

Puerto Vallarta is the perfect honeymoon destination for couples who want the best of both worlds, having both romantic luxuries as well as experiencing authentic culture. Puerto Vallarta has it all, from amazing restaurants to super-hot nightlife to relaxing beachfront walks. Puerto Vallarta is also full of history, beautiful landscapes, great cuisine, and luxury resort choices.

The Gem of Mexico’s Pacific Coast

Puerto Vallarta, situated on Mexico’s Pacific coast, is a popular destination for
honeymooners. Couples are enchanted by its stunning beaches, abundant water sports
opportunities, and lively atmosphere.

There is something unique about the city center. It exudes a charming small-town
ambiance. The cobblestone streets, the magnificent cathedral, the boutique shops that
pull you in with their magnetic charm, and the diverse array of restaurants, clubs, and
bars are factors that you are unlikely to find in any other popular honeymoon

Puerto Vallarta has a well-established tourist infrastructure, with numerous upscale
resorts, beachfront hotels, and high-end dining options. The picturesque setting includes a well-designed and modern oceanfront. The majestic Sierra Madre
Mountains to the city’s east are popular attractions.

While the natural scenery is incredible, Puerto Vallarta also offers a wealth of other
attractions. You will have a wonderful time exploring its streets, savoring delectable
local cuisine, browsing through unique boutiques, and reveling in the vibrant nightlife
at its famous nightclubs. Notably, the city has some of the friendliest people on Earth.

The place is a honeymoon paradise for the various things you can do together. Let’s
explore some of them:

Exploring The Malecón Boardwalk

The best way to begin your romantic getaway in Puerto Vallarta is to visit the Malecón
boardwalk, a popular attraction in the city. There are few honeymooning experiences to
match strolling the entire boardwalk in the backdrop of the setting sun. The view is
incredibly picturesque. This is peak business time for vendors and performers.

You can get a range of local desserts and a host of Mexican handmade crafts such as
jewelry, paintings, dolls, and other classics.

Don’t forget to get your caricature done by the artists offering their skills near the
Puerto Vallarta board in Malecon. Expert caricature artists can draw your picture in 10
minutes, but it could be the best memento of your honeymoon trip.

Cerro de la Cruz – Here We Come!

Embarking on a hike to Cerro de la Cruz guarantees a genuinely enchanting experience
in Puerto Vallarta. It’s perfect for those who love a little bit of outdoor physical activity.
Situated high above the city in the hills, this trek entails climbing numerous steps.

The ascent is not overly strenuous, but avoid hiking during the scorching midday hours,
particularly in July and August. Reaching the apex of Cerro de la Cruz feels like
stepping into a cherished trance. The serenity and tranquility will leave you stunned.
The awe-inspiring panorama of the entire city and the sapphire ocean beyond is
beyond comparison.

Early Morning Sunrise – The Puerto Vallarta One Is Different!

Puerto Vallarta offers breathtaking beauty in its ocean, buildings, flowers, and people.
However, the awe-inspiring experience of watching the sunrise with your partner is of
a different level. Watching the sunrise may not seem exciting and unique, but Puerto
Vallarta makes it one. You must witness it firsthand to understand why this one makes
it to the must-do list.

Whale Watching – Don’t Miss This One

Whale watching can be easily among the unforgettable memories you gather while on
a honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta. Witness the mesmerizing beauty of humpback whales
in Banderas Bay while savoring the panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean.

Choose a good tour guide who can take you to picturesque sea-level locations,
providing an up-close encounter with humpback whales in their natural habitat. Get
some fantastic clicks from unique vantage points, offering a perspective rarely
attainable in the natural world.

The whale watching season in Puerto Vallarta commences in December and extends
until March. Occasionally, whales can be spotted as early as November or as late as
May. The best time to observe humpback whales is during January and February.

A Day Trip to Tequila – Do It If You Love Mezcal

The journey from Puerto Vallarta to Tequila in Jalisco is around three hours by car. It
may be a bit of a distance for honeymoon couples to drive on their own. But taking a
tequila tour, with the added bonus of a scenic drive through the breathtaking
countryside, is an experience you must not miss for anything.

Tequila and mezcal enthusiasts can check for reliable operators that offer day trips and
the opportunity to visit a couple of tequila factories. You can explore the charming
town alongside. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will also find some excellent
local restaurants serving the best delicacies. Explore that too!

Best Times To Go Honeymooning In Puerto Vallarta

If you’re planning a honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta, it’s important to consider the best
times of year to visit. Here are some factors to consider:


The best time to visit Puerto Vallarta is during the dry season, which runs from
November to April. Expect sunny skies and warm temperatures. May to October is the
rainy season, so be prepared for afternoon showers and higher humidity.


The high season in Puerto Vallarta is from December to March when tourists generally
flock to the area to escape the winter weather in their home countries. Do you prefer a
quieter and less crowded atmosphere? Consider traveling during the shoulder seasons
of April to June or September to November.


Prices for accommodations and activities tend to be higher during the high season. If
you’re on a tight budget or want to save money, consider traveling during the low
season of July to August. Else, book your trip well in advance to benefit from early bird

Ultimately, the best time for your Puerto Vallarta honeymoon will depend on your
preferences and priorities.

As you can see, there are endless things to enjoy on a honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta. Throughout the years, Puerto Vallarta was given nicknames such as “The Pearl of the Pacific”, “The Romantic City”, and “The Playground of Mexico.” From walking around and exploring the charming town to indulging in delicious cuisine at local restaurants and stands, you can definitely create lifelong memories. Puerto Vallarta’s natural beauty, vibrant culture, and warm hospitality make it a perfect destination for any couple celebrating their honeymoon.

By the way, if you’re in the midst of trying to pull your honeymoon all together, but you aren’t quite sure how to make it happen, feel free to schedule a free 30-minute consultation with me, and I will do my best to get you headed in the right direction.
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Unwrap Wanderlust: Black Friday Travel Deals Await!

Embrace the spirit of wanderlust and dive into a world of exciting adventures with my exclusive Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals! From enchanting Disney getaways to sun-soaked beach escapes and thrilling cruises, I’ve curated an array of tantalizing offers that promise unforgettable memories. With limited-time discounts, special incentives, and magical perks, there’s no better time to plan your next dream vacation. Join us as we unwrap these sensational Black Friday travel deals and make your travel dreams a reality!

Disney Destinations

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Book a new Disney World, Disneyland, Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney or Aulani vacation with me and receive a Disney Gift Card!

To unwrap this special offer, secure your booking with a deposit before November 30th, and let the magic begin! This exclusive incentive is valid for new bookings only. 

Don’t miss out on this enchanting opportunity to add an extra touch of magic to your next Disney adventure! Contact me today to book your Disney getaway! 

Universal Orlando Resort

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Experience all the amazing thrills Universal Orlando Resort’s three incredible theme parks have to offer and save big!

  • 5-Night Hotel Accommodations at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort, Universal’s Aventura Hotel, or Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
  • 3-Park 5-Day Park-to-Park Vacation Package Promo Ticket to Universal Studios Florida, Universal Islands of Adventure, and Universal Volcano Bay each day
  • Early Park Admission to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter™ and Universal Volcano Bay up to one hour before the park opens (valid theme park admission required; select attractions)
  • Complimentary transportation and walking paths to Universal’s theme parks and Universal CityWalk
  • Complimentary delivery of merchandise purchased throughout the resort to your hotel
  • Resort-wide charging privileges with your room key card

Plus, as my exclusive gift to you, you’ll receive Gringotts™ bank notes which can be used for purchases within Diagon Alley™ and Hogsmeade™ and at selected locations throughout Universal Orlando Resort when you book a new vacation package with me by November 30, 2023.

Virgin Voyages

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Save on an award-winning, exclusively adult experience on Virgin Voyages with 30% off select sailings through 2024 — including holiday Caribbean getaways— plus up to $600 in free drinks for an extra sip of celebration. But don’t wait — this (very) limited-time offer ends on November 26th! Book your cruise today

Sandals and Beaches Resorts

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Give the Gift of Blue and unwrap your escape to the Caribbean! Let the extraordinary blues of the ocean and sky lead the way to everlasting memories on your next Sandals Resorts getaway with up to $750 Air Credit + up to $250 Resort Credit when booking a stay of 7 nights or longer plus flights. Learn more here

Royal Caribbean Cruise Line

Celebrate your best Cyber Monday ever with unbeatable savings on an unbelievable adventure. Uncover hidden ruins in Cozumel. Savor mezes in a taverna in Mykonos. Or find limitless ways to fill your days with endless thrills and chill at Perfect Day at CocoCay. Right now, you can score our biggest savings of the year! Take up to $750 off instantly, plus 30% off each member of your travel squad. And the deals don’t stop there — because for a limited time, kids sail free!

Palace Resorts in Mexico & Jamaica

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The best discount of the year has arrived! Book your vacation to Mexico and Jamaica with up to 50% off* an all-inclusive stay of 3 or more nights, plus 1,000 USD Resort Credit as a gift**, round-trip airport transfer*** and more. The vacation you deserve is possible now. 

  • *Minimum 3-night stay required. The last day of check out must be December 20, 2024.
  • **Resort Credit: A maximum of 200 USD can be applied toward SPA services at Palace Resorts and Moon Palace Resorts, 330 USD at Moon Palace The Grand-Cancun; and 500 USD at Le Blanc Spa Resorts. A 16% service fee applies to services paid with Resort Credit.
  • ***Free Airport Transfers are applicable to stays of 4 nights or more, are on a shared basis and are not applicable to Cozumel Palace.
  • ****Applicable at family resorts for kids and teens aged 17 and under

Book: November 20 – 26, 2023
Stay: November 21 – December 20, 2024

Norwegian Cruise Line

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Norwegian Cruise Line’s Black Friday Sale is here! For a limited-time, you can take advantage of 50% Off and $250 Free with CruiseFirst on ALL cruises for your dream vacation, whether that’s surfing in Hawai’i, hiking to Alaska’s glaciers or touring ancient ruins in the Greek Isles. Come aboard Norwegian’s award-winning ships and enjoy Free Unlimited Open Bar, Free Specialty Dining and much more! Take advantage of incredible savings on all ships, all destinations, all over the world. But hurry, this offer won’t last!

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As our special Black Friday and Cyber Monday travel deals draw to a close, we hope you’ve discovered the perfect journey to fuel your wanderlust. From the magic of Disney to the serenity of beachside retreats and the allure of cruising, these limited-time offers were crafted with your dream getaway in mind. If you’ve found your ideal adventure among these exclusive deals, don’t hesitate to reach out and secure your spot. Remember, these offers are fleeting, so seize the opportunity to embark on an extraordinary travel experience. Thank you for exploring these travel treasures with us, and we can’t wait to create unforgettable memories together!

Top 10 Luxury Resorts for Families in Mexico’s Caribbean 

While some may argue that ‘luxury’ and ‘family travel’ is an oxymoron, I beg to differ. Taking the kids along? Bring on the high thread count linens, the delicious food, and the optional nanny services (yes please!). When traveling as a family there are countless things to consider, from appropriate accommodations to food that will satisfy the most discerning seven-year-old’s palette (not to mention mom and dad’s!). Mexico’s Caribbean region is renowned for its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant culture, making it a popular destination for families seeking an all-inclusive getaway.

From private villas and five-star hotels to sprawling resorts, every family will be well taken care of at the properties below in Mexico’s Caribbean:

Family Friendly All Inclusive Resorts in Mexico’s Caribbean

While foam parties and insulated travel mugs full of beer can still be spotted at all inclusives across Mexico, there are plenty of resorts that now not only cater to families – but do so in style and five-star luxury.  Nothing is more relaxing (especially as a parent) than not having to make dinner. 

Grand Velas Riviera Maya

This AAA Five Diamond property is sprawled across 80 acres and never feels crowded. The Grand Velas Riviera Maya understands the challenges faced when traveling with babies and boasts its own baby concierge (yes, really!) who provides you with everything from bottle sterilizers and baby bathtubs to strollers and teething toys. Babysitters are available for an additional charge. Kids and teens clubs (catering to ages 4-12 and 12-18 respectively) offer mom and dad the perfect chance for some alone time by the pool, and attentive pool and beach concierges ensure guests want for nothing.

Where to Stay: In the Ambassador two-bedroom ocean view family suite. At 2,540 square feet, there’s room for the whole family to spread out in utter luxury.

Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya

Nickelodeon Riviera Maya offers families and vacationers an immersive and playful escape in the heart of Mexico’s Caribbean coast. This resort combines the magic of the Nickelodeon brand with the beauty of the Riviera Maya, resulting in a unique and unforgettable vacation experience. From character meet-and-greets to themed play areas, the resort’s Nickelodeon Experience caters to both children and the young at heart. The accommodations are designed with families in mind, providing spacious and comfortable suites that often feature a range of kid-friendly amenities. Additionally, the Gourmet Inclusive® dining ensures that culinary experiences are both delicious and diverse. Whether you’re lounging by the pools, enjoying the beach, or exploring the exciting activities and entertainment, Nickelodeon Riviera Maya promises a vibrant and family-centric vacation that’s sure to leave a lasting impression.

Where to Stay: The suites at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya offer a playful and luxurious retreat for families and travelers of all ages. These thoughtfully designed accommodations combine comfort and whimsy, with vibrant decor and touches of Nickelodeon’s beloved characters. The suites cater to various group sizes, providing options like family suites, swim-up suites, and even the unique Pineapple Suite inspired by SpongeBob SquarePants. Each suite is equipped with modern amenities, including plush bedding, a smart TV, and a minibar stocked with family-friendly treats. The resort’s Gourmet Inclusive® dining ensures that culinary delights are at the forefront, while the Nickelodeon Experience offers character meet-and-greets, themed play areas, and exciting entertainment for kids and families. With access to pools, beaches, and a variety of activities, the suites at Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts Riviera Maya create a one-of-a-kind vacation experience that’s full of laughter and cherished moments.

Moon Palace Cancun

With its impressive range of activities and amenities, Moon Palace is a hit among families. From its mini-golf course to the massive water park, FlowRider surf simulator, and even a dolphinarium, kids and parents alike will have endless opportunities for fun.

Where to Stay: Moon Palace Cancun offers a variety of luxurious accommodations, including the Superior Family Suite and the Superior Two Bedroom Presidential Suite, both of which provide ample space and comfort for families looking to enjoy a fantastic vacation. Here’s an overview of these two suite options:

  1. Superior Family Suite: The Superior Family Suite at Moon Palace Cancun is designed to cater to families with children, offering both privacy and shared spaces. These suites typically feature a master bedroom with a king-size bed and a separate living area with a double whirlpool tub. Additionally, there’s a cozy area with two double beds for the kids. The suite’s layout ensures that parents have their own space while still being conveniently close to their children. With a minibar stocked with snacks and drinks, a smart TV, and a private balcony offering stunning views, the Superior Family Suite creates an ideal environment for relaxation and quality family time.
  2. Superior Two Bedroom Presidential Suite: Ideal for larger families or groups, the Superior Two Bedroom Presidential Suite offers an even more spacious and luxurious experience. These suites consist of two separate bedrooms, each with a king-size bed, along with a living room that features a double whirlpool tub and a bar for entertaining. The suite’s expansive layout allows for a comfortable and private stay, while still providing shared spaces for socializing. The private balcony offers breathtaking views of the resort’s surroundings, providing a serene setting for relaxation and bonding with loved ones.

Both the Superior Family Suite and Superior Two Bedroom Presidential Suite at Moon Palace Cancun provide access to the resort’s comprehensive amenities, which include numerous pools, restaurants, bars, entertainment options, and even a water park. These suite options offer families the perfect blend of luxury, space, and convenience, ensuring a memorable and enjoyable stay at this renowned all-inclusive resort.

Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

This resort combines rock ‘n’ roll vibes with family-friendly amenities. The “Woodward” facility offers skateboarding, BMX, and more extreme sports, while the resort’s music-themed decor and kid-friendly pools add to the lively atmosphere.

Where to Stay: The Deluxe Family Suite at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya offers a comfortable and spacious accommodation option tailored to families seeking a luxurious and fun-filled vacation. This suite is designed to provide both adults and children with an enjoyable and relaxing stay. Here are some key features and details about the Deluxe Family Suite:

Accommodation: The Deluxe Family Suite typically features a master bedroom with a king-size bed and a separate living area with two double beds, creating ample space for families to unwind. The suite’s layout ensures that parents and children have their own comfortable sleeping quarters, enhancing privacy and relaxation.

Amenities: The suite is equipped with a range of modern amenities to enhance your stay. These may include a hydro spa tub, a private balcony or terrace, a minibar stocked with a selection of beverages, and a smart TV for entertainment. The suite’s stylish decor often reflects the rock ‘n’ roll theme that the Hard Rock brand is known for.

Kid-Friendly Features: What sets the Deluxe Family Suite apart is its family-friendly design. Kids will enjoy having their own space with double beds, and the suite’s amenities are chosen to cater to the needs of both children and adults. The resort often provides activities, themed decor, and entertainment options that cater to younger guests, ensuring that families can enjoy a well-rounded vacation experience.

Resort Amenities: Staying at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya provides access to the resort’s extensive amenities. These may include multiple pools, restaurants offering various cuisines, bars, entertainment options, and a water park. The resort’s lively and vibrant atmosphere ensures that both kids and adults have plenty to do and explore.

Overall, the Deluxe Family Suite at the Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya offers families a spacious and luxurious retreat where they can enjoy the resort’s amenities while having their own comfortable space. Whether you’re looking to relax by the pool, enjoy live music, or explore the beautiful Riviera Maya surroundings, this suite provides a fantastic base for a memorable family vacation.

Dreams Sapphire Resort & Spa

Known for its excellent kids’ club, Explorer’s Club, and the Core Zone Teen’s Club, Dreams Sapphire offers age-appropriate activities for children of all ages. The resort also features a variety of dining options and water sports for family bonding.

Where to stay: The family junior suite at Dreams Sapphire Resort & Spa offers a delightful haven for families seeking a relaxing and enjoyable vacation. These spacious accommodations are designed with families in mind, providing both privacy and shared spaces. With separate bedrooms and living areas, families can enjoy ample space for unwinding, while still being close enough to create cherished memories together. The family suite is often equipped with modern amenities such as a private balcony or terrace, a minibar stocked with refreshments, and a smart TV for entertainment. The resort’s welcoming atmosphere and family-friendly amenities, combined with the scenic surroundings of the Riviera Maya, make the family suite at Dreams Sapphire Resort & Spa an ideal choice for creating unforgettable family experiences.

Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya

This boutique-style resort offers Gourmet Inclusive® dining and features a special Nickelodeon Experience, complete with character meet-and-greets, themed play areas, and special amenities for kids.

Where to Stay: The family suite at Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya presents a perfect blend of luxury and family-oriented comfort. Designed to accommodate families of various sizes, these spacious suites provide a haven for both parents and children. With separate sleeping areas, parents can enjoy privacy while still staying connected to their little ones. These suites often feature amenities like a private balcony or terrace, a minibar stocked with family-friendly beverages, and convenient access to the resort’s various attractions. The family-friendly atmosphere of Azul Beach Resort extends to the dedicated kids’ and teens’ clubs, offering age-appropriate activities and entertainment. Whether it’s building sandcastles on the beach, enjoying the sparkling pools, or engaging in the resort’s Gourmet Inclusive® dining, the family suite at Azul Beach Resort Riviera Maya ensures a memorable and harmonious vacation for the whole family.

Iberostar Paraíso Maya

A part of the Iberostar complex, this resort boasts a wave pool, lazy river, and extensive kids’ club. With activities like archery, mini golf, and even a Star Camp for kids of different age groups, there’s something for everyone.

Where to Stay: The Two Bedroom Family Junior Suite at Iberostar Paraiso Maya provides an exceptional space for families to unwind and create lasting memories. This suite offers the perfect balance between shared spaces and privacy, featuring two separate bedrooms for parents and children. With its spacious layout, the suite ensures that everyone has enough room to relax comfortably. Modern amenities such as a private balcony or terrace, a minibar, and a smart TV enhance the experience, while the resort’s expansive offerings add to the family-friendly atmosphere. From the lazy river to the mini golf course and the Star Camp for different age groups, the suite allows families to enjoy a comprehensive vacation experience that caters to everyone’s preferences. The Two Bedroom Family Junior Suite at Iberostar Paraiso Maya promises a harmonious and enjoyable stay for families seeking quality time together.

From water sports to kids’ clubs and world-class dining, these all-inclusive resorts in Mexico’s Caribbean ensure that families have a memorable and hassle-free vacation.

Family-Friendly Luxury Hotels in Mexico’s Caribbean

Fairmont Mayakoba

Offering the kind of five-star service that Fairmont Hotels and Resorts is famous for, Fairmont Mayakoba does not disappoint. Despite its proximity to Playa del Carmen, Fairmont Mayakoba feels a world away – set amidst 240 acres of tropical rainforest complete with canals and local wildlife that the kids will love. With most buildings set back from the beach, Fairmont Mayakoba aims to maintain the integrity and preservation of its ecosystem, and this is reflected in the thoughtful layout of the buildings. For parents who want to leave their wallets tucked in their room safe, the optional all-inclusive package is the way to go. Fairmont’s AI package includes unlimited dining and beverage service at 3 of their restaurants and 5 of their bars. Kids will love the waterslide at the main pool, and the excursions throughout the property led by the Discovery Club (ages 4-6) and Adventure Club (ages 7-12).  For older kids (and mom and dad) there are complimentary bikes perfect for exploring.  

Where to Stay: In the El Camaleon Presidential Suite. One of only eight suites on the property, this beachfront oasis lives up to its name. Guests can spread out over the suite’s 2,500 square feet, take a dip in the private pool and enjoy exclusive butler service.

Hotel Esencia 

Situated between Playa Del Carmen and Tulum, Hotel Esencia offers families an intimate getaway. Be prepared for staff to know your name, and whatever you do – take full advantage of the ‘Nanny on Call’ program, offering two hours of complimentary babysitting so mom and dad can visit the spa or restaurant. At Hotel Esencia it’s the small touches that make the biggest impact – evident in the samples of local small-batch Casa Dragones tequila left for guests in their rooms.  With multi-lingual nannies (and a chef willing to make baby food to order) even the youngest guests are thoughtfully taken care of. 

Where to Stay: In the Presidential Bungalow. Physically independent from Hotel Esencia (but sharing in all of the hotel’s amenities, services, and hospitality), the Presidential Bungalow comes complete with 120 feet of private beachfront, your own palapas, and butler service. 

Family Friendly Private Villas in Mexico’s Caribbean

If you want to really feel at home in Mexico’s Caribbean, look no further than a private villa. With endless options, families can choose anything from tranquil beach-front estates to eco-friendly abodes set amongst palm trees and crystal clear cenotes. 

Where to Stay: At the Hacienda del Mar villa, featuring 7 bedrooms and two separate casitas spread over 16,000 square feet of oceanfront property. Included are daily maid service, a personal butler, a gourmet chef, and daily concierge service. 

If you’re looking to get away to Mexico’s Caribbean with the whole family, schedule a complimentary consultation with me today. I’d love to put together the perfect Mexican family vacation for you!

15 World Schooling Destinations Families Need to Add to Their Bucket List

Are you a world schooling family looking to ignite your children’s curiosity and foster a love for learning through travel? Look no further! We’ve curated a list of 15 amazing world schooling destinations around the world, each brimming with educational opportunities that will inspire your family. Let’s explore the educational wonders these places have to offer and how you can incorporate them into your world schooling journey.

Selecting the ideal world schooling destinations for a world-schooling family depends on various factors like educational goals, interests, and budget. Here are 15 diverse world schooling destinations worldwide that offer rich educational experiences:

Rome, Italy

Rome, the Eternal City, offers a rich educational experience for families, especially with a focus on ancient history, art and architecture. You can dive into history and the world of ancient Rome as you explore iconic sites like the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Pantheon. You’ll also have the chance to explore both art and culture at the Vatican Museums and study the foundations of Western civilization.

Then, study Italian language basics and learn Latin phrases, indulge in delicious gelato, delve into Roman mythology, and learn about Renaissance art through masterpieces like Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel ceiling.

You can encourage your kids to research Roman mythology, decipher Latin inscriptions, and appreciate the impact of Roman engineering and architecture on modern civilization. Don’t forget to document your journey through art and journaling.

Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, Japan’s cultural heart, beckons with its serene temples, beautiful gardens, and traditional tea ceremonies.

Engage in the art of tea-making and discover the aesthetics of Japanese design.

Explore the rich history of Japan through visits to Kinkaku-ji (the Golden Pavilion), Fushimi Inari Shrine, and the historic district of Gion.

Discover Japanese culture through visits to Kyoto’s temples, shrines, and tea ceremonies. Study history and traditional arts like calligraphy and ikebana.

Before your trip, dive in to Japanese literature, from haiku to samurai stories, and learn about traditional crafts like origami and ikebana (flower arranging).

Athens, Greece

Athens is a captivating destination for delving into the origins of democracy, philosophy, and Greek mythology.

Encourage discussions on the philosophies of Plato and Aristotle, and explore the impact of ancient Greece on modern thought.

Walk in the footsteps of Socrates and Plato when you visit the Acropolis where ancient history comes to life.

Dive into the captivating world of Greek mythology with stories of gods, goddesses, and epic heroes like Hercules and Odysseus. Then, discuss philosophical concepts, and learn about ancient Greek contributions to mathematics and science.

Cusco, Peru

Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire, is the gateway to exploring Inca civilization. Trek the Inca Trail and trek to witness the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu.

Study the Quechua language, the Inca’s native tongue, and learn about their ingenious agricultural practices like terraced farming.

Study Inca civilization at Machu Picchu, explore the Sacred Valley, and learn about Andean culture.

Before your trip, spend time researching Inca history, studying Quechua language basics, and experimenting with Andean cuisine.

You can also encourage hands-on learning by trying traditional Andean dishes and exploring Andean music and dance.

Cairo, Egypt

Cairo, the cradle of civilization, offers a fascinating journey into the mysteries of ancient Egypt. Explore the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, and ancient Egyptian history at the Egyptian Museum.

Decode hieroglyphics, discover the stories of pharaohs, and study the art of mummification.

Dive into archaeology by learning about famous discoveries like King Tutankhamun’s tomb, and explore the science of ancient engineering demonstrated through the construction of massive pyramids.

Paris, France

Paris, the City of Light, beckons with a treasure trove of educational experiences. Dive into art and culture at the Louvre, where you can analyze masterpieces like the Mona Lisa.

Study European history through visits to iconic landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Palace of Versailles.

Encourage literature exploration with classics like Victor Hugo’s “Les Misérables” and introduce the joys of French cuisine through cooking classes and culinary adventures.

Beijing, China

Beijing, China’s capital, is a hub of history and culture. Explore the Forbidden City, once the imperial palace, and walk the majestic Great Wall or Tiananmen Square.

Study Chinese philosophy, including Confucianism and Daoism, and learn Chinese calligraphy to appreciate the art of writing.

Encourage culinary exploration by tasting regional Chinese dishes and engaging in martial arts like Tai Chi or Kung Fu.

Santorini, Greece

Santorini, the jewel of the Aegean Sea, offers a unique blend of educational experiences. Witness geological wonders by studying its volcanic history.

Dive into Greek mythology with tales of ancient gods and goddesses, and explore the island’s rich cultural heritage.

Encourage ecological learning by studying island flora and fauna in addition to volcanic activity. Immerse your family in Mediterranean cuisine through cooking classes and tastings.

London, United Kingdom

London, steeped in history and literature, provides a plethora of educational opportunities. Explore the British Museum, the Tower of London, and Westminster Abbey to learn about global history and archaeology.

Study British literature through the works of Shakespeare, Dickens, and Austen, and engage in lively discussions at the Globe Theatre.

Encourage young readers with literary-themed tours, explore the lives of British monarchs at palaces like Buckingham Palace, and learn about British English and regional accents.

Jerusalem, Israel

Jerusalem, a city of religious and historical significance, invites exploration of diverse cultures. Visit the Old City’s religious sites, from the Western Wall to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

Study the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, and engage in interfaith dialogue.

Encourage discussions on Middle Eastern geopolitics, explore the region’s rich culinary traditions, and delve into the ancient history of Jerusalem.

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok, the vibrant capital of Thailand, offers a sensory-rich educational experience, full of Thai culture and street markets. Explore ornate temples like Wat Pho and Wat Arun, and immerse in Thai spirituality.

Study Buddhism, one of the world’s major religions, and learn about Thai history through visits to historical sites and museums.

Encourage cultural exploration by trying traditional Thai dishes, learning basic Thai language, and exploring local markets and street food.

Learn Thai language basics, study Buddhism, and explore Thai cuisine.

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, nestled between the mountains and the sea, is a hub for natural and historical education. Explore Table Mountain and Robben Island, a symbol of South Africa’s struggle for freedom.

Study African history, from colonialism to apartheid, and immerse in the diverse cultures of the Rainbow Nation.

Encourage ecological learning by studying African wildlife at national parks and engaging in community-based conservation efforts.

Research African tribes and cultures, learn about apartheid, and explore African wildlife.

New York City, USA

New York City, a cultural melting pot, is teeming with educational opportunities. Explore the Metropolitan Museum of Art to analyze art from various cultures.

Study American history through visits to Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, and museums like the Museum of Modern Art.

Encourage discussions on immigration, civil rights, and American literature by exploring the city’s diverse neighborhoods and iconic landmarks like the United Nations.

Havana, Cuba

Havana, the vibrant capital of Cuba, is a living history book. Explore the city’s historic districts, including Old Havana, and learn about the Cuban Revolution.

Study Cuban history, from colonial times to the 20th century, and engage with locals to understand their daily lives and perspectives.

Encourage exploration of Latin American literature, music, and dance, and dive into the intricacies of Cuban cuisine through cooking classes and food tours.

Study Cuban history, learn about the Cuban Revolution, and explore Latin American literature.

Sydney, Australia

Sydney, with its stunning harbor and diverse culture, is an educational paradise. Study marine life at the Great Barrier Reef through snorkeling and marine biology excursions.

Explore indigenous culture by learning about Aboriginal Dreamtime stories, art, and spirituality in the Outback.

Encourage understanding of Australian geography, climate, and wildlife, and introduce Australian slang and language variations.

These world schooling destinations offer a blend of history, culture, nature, and adventure, allowing world-schooling families to create a diverse and enriching educational journey.

Remember, world schooling is about curiosity, engagement, and hands-on learning. As you embark on your educational adventures in these fascinating destinations, encourage your children to ask questions, explore their interests, and document their experiences. With the world as your classroom, the possibilities for learning are boundless!

Which one of these world schooling destinations would you be most excited to visit?

PS- Don’t miss these tips for traveling with kids!

5 Ways to Truly ENJOY Traveling with Kids

Ah, children. Our sweet angel-faced offspring who bring us so much joy, right up until the moment they start karate kicking the seat in front of them on an airplane… Or fighting with their siblings in the back seat during a road trip. Traveling with kids can be an incredibly rewarding and memorable experience, but it often comes with its fair share of challenges.

From restless toddlers to moody teenagers, there’s a spectrum of emotions and needs to balance while on the road. However, with a bit of preparation and the right mindset, you can turn your family adventures into joyful and enriching journeys that everyone will cherish. In this blog post, we’re thrilled to share five valuable strategies that will not only make traveling with kids smoother but also help you truly enjoy every moment of your exploration together.

Here are five ways to survive (and even thrive) while traveling with kids, before you go diving for some Xanax or a boatload of tequila… 


Have them, lower them, and then keep repeating them to yourself. Traveling with children is different than traveling kid-free, and is often more of a ‘trip’ than a relaxing vacation. Knowing beforehand that you’ll be making memories, having fun, but quite possibly not sleeping in or getting much rest will help shoulder any disappointment at a vacation that ‘could have been’.


Sure, we’d all love a culturally rich day of strolling museums or enjoying a ten-course tasting menu at a new restaurant – but will that keep your smallest travelers happy? Finding activities that can please everyone from tiny tots to adventurous teens may be tricky – but it’s certainly not impossible. The right destination, resort, and especially travel advisor can arrange activities that suit the entire family’s interests, abilities, and ages. 

Say Yes to Help

While it’s a luxury not all can afford, many resorts offer licensed nannies or babysitters – and in return, you get a few hours to yourself. Have a doting grandparent that would spring at the chance to spend more time with their grandkids? Again, another luxury not everyone has in their lives – but if you do, this may be the perfect opportunity to invite them on a dream holiday, and get a bit of built-in babysitting to boot!

Bend, But Don’t Break

Bedtimes, healthy meals, and routines are all great. However, it may be worth bending the rules just a bit to not be bound to super-strict guidelines while on holiday. You’re on vacation, remember? Know your hard lines and choose when to bend your rules to allow for a memorable vacation where everyone’s having a good time. This could mean your kids don’t touch a vegetable for days or stay up a bit later than usual. Whatever works best for you, your family, and your sanity!

Entertainment Coordinator: At Your Service! 

Consider building a special ‘vacation’ bag, for your kiddos to only open during their travels. Fill it with some new toys, books, stickers, whatever your kiddos happen to be into these days – pack it chock full. Got a tablet and are ok with your kiddos watching tv? Download a few programs in advance, so WiFi issues won’t hinder their entertainment (aka your sweet moment of silence), and for the sake of all that is holy: GET THEM HEADPHONES, this is your moment of silence, remember?  

Remember, the essence of family travel lies in creating lasting memories and fostering connections. By following these five strategies – embracing flexibility, involving kids in the planning process, prioritizing downtime, finding age-appropriate activities, and savoring the small moments – you’ll transform your trips from being mere vacations to becoming cherished chapters in your family’s story. Every laugh, every curiosity-filled question, and every shared experience will contribute to a treasure trove of memories that your kids will carry with them throughout their lives. So, pack your bags, embark on those adventures, and relish the joy that comes with traveling with your beloved kids.

I’d love to help you plan the ultimate family vacation and ensure that even your tiniest travelers are taken care of. Click here to schedule a complimentary consultation with me.

Happy journeys!

How to Choose The Best Time of Year for a Destination Wedding in Mexico or the Caribbean

Destination weddings are becoming increasingly popular in recent years, with
couples opting for picturesque locations to tie the knot. The Caribbean and Mexico
are two of the most sought-after destinations for a wedding. With their beautiful beaches, warm weather, and vibrant culture, these destinations provide the perfect backdrop for a dream wedding.

However, choosing the right time of year to have your destination wedding is crucial to ensure that you and your guests have the best experience possible. You can spend hours researching locations and resorts online and compare services, food and drinks and prices…but you might overlook the most important detail: what time of year do you have to visit to avoid hurricanes and tropical depressions.

Here’s a breakdown of what to expect weather wise for your destination wedding in the
tropics based on the time of year. I’ve even included some tips on choosing the best time of year for a destination wedding in Mexico or the Caribbean, if you’re considering tying the knot during hurricane season.

Let’s jump into the weather you can expect for your destination wedding in the Caribbean or Mexico based on the time of year that you travel.

If you want to know the best time of year to have a destination wedding in the Caribbean and Mexico, it is between December to April. This is the region’s dry season when rainfall is minimal, and the temperature is mild and comfortable, averaging around 78 to 82 degrees Farhenheit. Hello sunshine!

While the dry season is safer bet for a weather-friendly Caribbean or Mexico wedding, it’s not a guarantee. Rain and wind can still occur. Additionally, it’s essential to note that it’s also peak tourist season. This means that flights and accommodation are likely to be higher than at other times of the year. Bummer, I know.

Based on my experience, the most popular months to have a destination wedding are in May and November. This would be considered “shoulder season” where you aren’t really dealing with the higher “peak tourist” prices, but also don’t have as much concern with the weather. Hooray!

The struggle there is that the dates at the best resorts and venues book very quickly. So, if you want to plan a destination wedding in May or November, do not waste time or you’ll end up compromising on the venue.

So, what happens if the dry season months don’t work well for you and you are hosting your destination wedding in the Summer or Fall months, when hurricanes could develop?

First, let me put your mind at ease. Just because it is “hurricane season” doesn’t mean that a hurricane will develop.

Also, there are some destinations that are “safer” during the tropical season, so don’t throw in the towel quite yet!

Here are some tips on choosing the best time of year for a destination wedding in Mexico or the Caribbean to help avoid having your big day ruined by a storm.

Choose your wedding date wisely

As mentioned above, the best way to avoid hurricane season when planning your destination wedding is to choose a date outside of the peak months. If that isn’t possible, consider these general rules of thumb… Hurricane season runs from June to November, with the most active months being August, September, & October. If possible consider a wedding in June, July, Mid to Late November, or even early December.

Research the Weather Patterns

Each destination has different weather patterns during hurricane season, so do your research before choosing a location. Some islands or regions may be more prone to hurricanes than others. For example, the northern Caribbean islands are at higher risk than the southern ones. Consider speaking with a travel advisor who specializes in weddings to help you pick the right time and location.

Consider Wedding & Travel Insurance

Wedding insurance can provide a financial safety net in case of a hurricane or other natural disaster. It can cover unexpected expenses such as cancellations, postponements, or rescheduling fees. It’s important to note that not all wedding insurance policies cover natural disasters, so be sure to read the fine print before purchasing a policy.

Travel insurance is recommended for you and your guests. In case the weather prevents you from arriving to your destination, or requires you or your guests to depart early, it will protect your investment. Travel insurance is always recommended, but during the tropical season, it is much more imperative, so I encourage you to encourage your guests to have the right coverage.

Have a Backup Plan

Regardless of the date of your wedding, it’s always a good idea to have a backup plan in case of unexpected weather. When booking your venue and vendors, ask about their contingency plans in case of inclement weather. For example, some resorts may have indoor facilities or covered areas that can serve as backup locations for the ceremony or reception. It’s always a bonus when you love the back-up venue as much as your chosen outdoor venue.

Stay Updated on Weather Forecasts

If you’re planning a wedding during hurricane season, be sure to stay informed about any potential tropical storms or hurricanes that could impact your wedding plans. Sign up for weather alerts, monitor weather websites, and keep in touch with your vendors and venue. Be prepared to make changes if necessary and I advise to make a swift decision, getting the advice of the onsite wedding team, if things are not looking promising on your wedding day.

If the wedding team at your venue advises you to change to an indoor venue due the weather report, and you choose to move forward with an outdoor event, they will likely have you sign a contract. If weather does disrupt the wedding there will be a fee to set up the wedding decor again in the back-up location.

In conclusion, while the Caribbean and Mexico offer stunning wedding destinations,
it’s important to be mindful of hurricane season. By following these tips for choosing the best time of year for a destination wedding and doing your research, you can plan a beautiful and stress-free wedding. It’s the perfect time to enjoy the region’s stunning beauty, indulge in outdoor activities, and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones.

If you’re feeling a bit overwhelmed and want to ensure you cover all your bases with your destination wedding planning, I’d be delighted to chat with you. Here is a link to schedule a complimentary consultation!

Ultimate Honeymoon Planning Guide: 8 Things You Need to Know for the Perfect Honeymoon

Congratulations on your engagement! You found The One, got engaged, and are in the midst of planning your magical wedding & honeymoon. YAY!

Many couples don’t know all the ins and outs of planning a great honeymoon! If you’re like most people, you probably have this idea, that you’ll just find a resort somewhere in a beautiful location, book it, get married, and head off to honeymoon bliss! But, as you start planning your honeymoon, it can be stressful and overwhelming trying to plan a honeymoon that gives you EXACTLY what you want! There is a lot of planning that comes into play to make sure you have a honeymoon full of relaxation & romance, instead of disappointment and frustration. There’s so much to consider, from which destination to choose, the best resort to stay at, as well as choosing an air itinerary that won’t have you checking in late at night, losing the entire first day of your honeymoon to travel!

This honeymoon planning guide is exactly what you need to have a honeymoon that will truly be fabulous! These 8 steps will help you put all of the pieces together for a relaxing and pampering honeymoon in paradise.

Ultimate Honeymoon Planning Guide: 8 Things You Need to Know for the Perfect Honeymoon

Ok, so let’s jump into these six honeymoon essentials!

1. Create a “Honeymoon Wish List”

Ultimate Honeymoon Planning Guide: 8 Things You Need to Know for the Perfect Honeymoon

Before you do any honeymoon planning, you and your future spouse need to
take some time to make a list together of what you both are hoping to get out of
your honeymoon. I call it a “honeymoon wishlist” Is gourmet food important to
you, do you prefer ala cart vs. buffet restaurants? Do you care more about
having a stunning honeymoon suite, or are you ok with the standard room? Are
you both wanting a beautiful long stretch of swimmable beach, or are pools
more important to you? What type of excursions would you like to enjoy? You
will want to have at least some of these settled before you start researching
destinations and resorts.

2. Don’t Base Your Decisions Solely on Recommendations

Ultimate Honeymoon Planning Guide: 8 Things You Need to Know for the Perfect Honeymoon

Recommendations are great, but you have to remember that you are a completely different couple than they are. What is great for one couple, may not be great for you! Your honeymoon is pretty important, you don’t want to take a chance on having an underwhelming or poor experience. It’s fine to take a recommendation, but use it as a starting point, not your end point. And PLEASE, don’t go to Trip Advisor until you’ve narrowed your selection of honeymoon resorts down to two or three options!

3. Do This Instead

Ultimate Honeymoon Planning Guide: 8 Things You Need to Know for the Perfect Honeymoon

Remember that list I told you to create in point number 1? Once you have that
list made, you’ll want to start thinking about past travel experiences, both good
and bad… What did you like or love about a trip you took, or what did you dislike
or hate, about a past vacation or getaway? Add these to your “honeymoon wish
list”. Now you will be ready to move on to point number 4.

4. Make a List of Potential Honeymoon Destinations

Ultimate Honeymoon Planning Guide: 8 Things You Need to Know for the Perfect Honeymoon

Now it’s time to start making a list of potential honeymoon destinations! Use
your honeymoon wish list to help you narrow down destinations that offer what
is on your list, then make a list of potential honeymoon resorts.

5. Research Possible Honeymoon Resorts in Your Targeted Destinations

Ultimate Honeymoon Planning Guide: 8 Things You Need to Know for the Perfect Honeymoon

Once you have a couple of honeymoon locations chosen, then it’s time to figure out which resort to have your ceremony and host your group. One of the most effective ways to choose a wedding resort & venue is to visit it first before you decide. In fact, many resorts offer special “wedding visit” packages to encourage you to visit their resort hoping you will choose them for your destination wedding.

6. Get a New Email Exclusively for Wedding Related Conversations

Ultimate Honeymoon Planning Guide: 8 Things You Need to Know for the Perfect Honeymoon

This is a great way to stay organized and not miss any type of important communication about your honeymoon. I always suggest that you create a special email address exclusively for your wedding & honeymoon. This way all of your wedding correspondence & conversations will be in one spot! Believe me, this will save you so much time and probably money in the end. The last thing you want is to miss a confirmation email that your honeymoon resort suite is almost sold out, booking because it was sandwiched between emails from Beach Body & your Grandmother’s cataract surgery!

7. Consider Getting a New Credit Card that Earns Miles

Ultimate Honeymoon Planning Guide: 8 Things You Need to Know for the Perfect Honeymoon

As long as you are going to be charging your wedding expenses, you might as well earn some reward miles to help you pay for your honeymoon, or at least pay you back for booking your honeymoon. This is a great time to open a new credit card that will earn you miles or points for future or even current travel. You could actually get a discount on your airfare if you play your credit cards right!

8. Consider Working with a Honeymoon Specialist

Ultimate Honeymoon Planning Guide: 8 Things You Need to Know for the Perfect Honeymoon

If you want to ensure that your honeymoon won’t be a disappointment, as well as, reduce the stress and frustration you may feel when trying to plan this all on your own, it may be worth it to invest in hiring a honeymoon planner. A properly trained honeymoon specialist knows how to take your honeymoon wishlist, and quickly narrow down destinations & honeymoon resorts, that will be perfect for both of you! They will also make sure that you receive ALL the honeymoon amenities & perks you will qualify for as well.

Ultimate Honeymoon Planning Guide: 8 Things You Need to Know for the Perfect Honeymoon

At the end of the day, you want your honeymoon to be your reward after
all of the stress, and time you spent planning your wedding. It should be a fabulous time of FINALLY getting away, just the two of you, where you can relax, be pampered and just focus on each other.

Whether you’re looking for an over-the-water bungalow or a secluded white sand beach where you both can unplug and unwind, putting these 8 steps in place will ensure that your honeymoon experience will be everything you hoped for, as well as one of your fondest new memories as a couple.

And, if you feel like you need a little help planning your honeymoon or just
want this pressure and stress lifted off of your shoulders, then I encourage you to schedule a free 15-minute honeymoon planning strategy session with me!

I would be honored to help your figure out everything you need for your honeymoon dreams to come true!

Ultimate Honeymoon Planning Guide: 8 Things You Need to Know for the Perfect Honeymoon

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Earn FREE Gift Cards or Travel Credits through Referral Rewards

Your family and friends who you refer to us will receive our exceptional service, free perks, and services (valued over $500).  Plus, you’ll receive a thank you gift! What a win-win!

Earning gift cards or travel credits through our referral rewards program is as easy as 1-2-3!

Here’s how our referral rewards program works:

  1. Refer your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, acquaintances and more to book their travel with me (be sure to remind them to let me know who I can thank for the referral)
  2. Receive a gift card or credit on your own personal travel when they book and complete their travel plans.
  3. Repeat… There’s no limit to the gift cards or credits that you can earn!

Whether you want to treat yourself to a free coffee or work towards paying for your next vacation, you can earn rewards for each and every friend or family member you refer to book their travel with me. 

Our Referral Rewards program does add up!  One of our favorite guests has received enough Referral Rewards to actually pay for a week long vacation to Disney World.  He is now saving up for his second trip on a Disney Cruise.  This is an easy way to make money, just by referring your friends and family to us that already travel.

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The Ultimate Planning Guide: 6 Destination Wedding Essentials You Need to Know

Congratulations on your engagement! This will be one of the happiest times of your
life, as you start planning your destination wedding! But, thinking of everything that you
need to pull together to host a destination wedding can be overwhelming. There are
so many different things that you will have to manage for everything to run smoothly.
How do you make the choice of location, venue, transportation, and all the other
destination wedding essentials that you need to concern yourself with?

This destination wedding guide will help you navigate the 6 most important details of planning a destination wedding that will truly be fabulous! It can be an arduous journey, but this will ensure that both you and your partner come out not just surviving, but actually thriving during the destination wedding planning process!

Ok, so let’s jump into these six destination wedding essentials!

Get Started Right Away

In today’s post-COVID environment, dates & availability are booking up faster
than ever before! Many couples are eager to finally say “I DO!” in an amazing
location, just as they had hoped before the pandemic! Now dates are booking
up fast, so don’t procrastinate, start researching resort wedding venues &
availability now!

2. You Don’t Have to Know it All

You may think you have to know everything about planning a destination
wedding before you begin, but that’s simply not true! You don’t need to have it
all figured out to get started. The two most important things you need to start
working on is making a list of potential destinations you would like to get
married, and then, a list of potential resort wedding venues to hold your
wedding & wedding group at.

3. Consider Doing a Pre-Wedding Planning Trip

Hey, Who doesn’t like the samples at Costco, before you buy a 12-pack of hot
chocolate bombs? Right?

Once you have a destination wedding location chosen, then it’s time to figure
out which wedding venue & resort to have your ceremony and host your group.
One of the most effective ways to choose a wedding resort & venue is to visit it
first before you decide. In fact, many resorts offer special “wedding visit”
packages to encourage you to visit their resort, hoping you will choose them for
your destination wedding.

Get a New Email Exclusively for Wedding Related Conversations

In order to have a successful destination wedding, you have to be organized. I
always suggest that you create a special email address exclusively for your
wedding & honeymoon. This way all of your wedding correspondence &
conversations will be in one spot! Believe me, this will save you so much time
and probably money in the end. The last thing you want is a confirmation email
requesting you to verify your wedding date & time at the resort, and you miss it
in a crowded inbox sandwiched between emails from Peloton & your uncle’s
gallbladder surgery!

Consider Getting a New Credit Card that Earns Miles

As long as you are going to be charging your wedding expenses, you might as
well earn some reward miles to help you pay for your travel. This is a great time
to open a new credit card that will earn you miles or points for future or even
current travel. You could actually get your airfare paid for if you play your credit
cards right!

Consider Working with a Destination Wedding Specialist

If you want to ensure that your destination wedding will be planned correctly,
and reduce the stress and frustration you may feel when trying to plan this all
on your own, it may be worth it to invest in a destination wedding designer or
planner. A destination wedding planner or designer knows the ins and outs of a
destination wedding and has plenty of experience setting up wedding groups,
negotiating contracts, and managing all of the logistics for you and your guests.
They will also make sure that you receive ALL the amenities & perks you will
qualify for as well. Things that many resorts won’t tell you unless you ask.

I hope this destination wedding survival guide helps make your wedding planning a little less stressful and more fun. At the end of the day, you want your destination wedding to be a celebration that everyone will remember! (In a good way) By knowing these destination wedding essentials, you can ensure that your destination wedding experience will be everything you hoped for, as well as one of your fondest memories as a couple.

And, by the way, If you feel like you need a little help planning your destination wedding, or you’re ready to have all of this lifted off of your shoulders, then I encourage you to schedule a free 15-minute strategy session with me!

I would be honored to help you figure out everything you need for your dream wedding to come true!

5 Steps to Planning the Most Magical Destination Wedding on ANY Budget