When to travel where

Europe: Price/Seasonality:  High season goes from June to mid September, when trans-Atlantic air is at a premium.  Low season is during the winter.  Mid season is fall and winter. Weather:  Weather is best from mid Spring to mid Fall. Best time to travel:  Mid September to mid-October is best in terms of pricing and weather. Hawaii: Price/Seasonality:  High season is[…]

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Places to go, Mexico

So many places, so little time!  Not sure where to vacation this summer?  Here are some ideas to get you thinking about your next trip. Tropical Hot Spots Tried and true, add these locations to your bucket list. There’s a wide range of resort sizes and styles to fit you perfectly.  Nonstop flights from major US cities Cancun – With its[…]

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If scuba is on your bucket list

Whether you are a seasoned, advanced scuba diver or a newbie looking to try it out for the first time, a dive vacation can be a great option for your next getaway. Cozumel – located just off Mexico’s Yucatan coast, the island of Cozumel lets you experience world famous Palancar Reef with drift dives of all experience levels.  Great snorkeling opportunities[…]

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Spotlight on St. Martin

Photo courtesy St. Maarten Tourism St. Maartin/St. Martin is a lively 37-square mile island east of the Virgin Islands which is governed by two nations, Netherlands and France.  There are 37 beautiful beaches (one for every square mile, apparently), plenty of shops and restaurants, and a laid-back Caribbean ambiance. The main center on the Dutch side is Philipsburg, and here[…]

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Where to go next!

This month I thought I’d give you a nice, glossy overview of my top vacation destinations.   Dive Fiji for your next vacation Mexico For the best bang for the buck, Mexico reigns supreme.  You can opt for an all-inclusive resort, with your meals and drinks included.  Great pools, beach, and onsite activities to keep you well entertained, along with[…]

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Month of Romance: Plan a special vow renewal trip with your spouse

February is Romance Month, with Valentine’s Day sitting prominently in the middle! of the calendar!  This year, consider planning a special vow renewal vacation for you and your spouse.  Make the trip for just the two of you, or extend the love by inviting friends and family. My favorite locations for vow renewals are Bora Bora (Tahiti) at Bora Bora[…]

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Irene damage results in resort closures

Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort, located in Nassau Bahamas will reopen Sep 28.  This is an adults only, couples only luxury resort with its own private island. Breezes Bahamas Resort, located in Nassau Bahamas will reopen Nov 1.  This is an adults only moderate all-inclusive resort that is ideal for singles traveling together or a couple looking for an economical, all-inclusive[…]

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Puerto Rico/South: Resort picks

Puerto Rico lends itself to a multi-destination itinerary with a rental car.  Start your stay in San Juan or the beachy Northeastern area, then drive southwest towards Ponce for a few days’ stay there. There are two resorts I recommend in South Puerto Rico, both of which are four star upscale and beachfront. Hilton Ponce Golf & Casino Resort (253[…]

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San Juan PR: Resort picks

Here are four great oceanfront hotels in the San Juan area for your next trip to Puerto Rico. Ritz Carlton San Juan (416 rooms and suites) The top shelf resort in San Juan is the 5 star luxury Ritz Carlton San Juan.  It is located close to the airport on beautiful Isla Verde beach, and is convenient to Old San Juan by[…]

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