Category Archives: Caribbean Destinations

Does Anyone Use a Travel Agent Anymore?

I copied this from a post I saw on Facebook.  Travel Agents are a valuable resource in planning your vacation.  Contact me today so I can help. BY RACHEL BELLE, KIRO Radio, Ron and Don Show Reporter | August 6, 2015 @ 2:21 pm I love to travel, but I have never used a travel agent. My parents don’t […]

Dominican Republic – It’s not the USA

When researching vacations to the Dominican Republic for my clients, one of my favorite tools is TripAdvisor.  You can see my post about that here.  I normally find great information on this site but  I’m dismayed by some of the negative resort reviews.

18 Travel Tips

Exploring new destinations is the reason millions of people travel each year. For families, travel allows parents to expose their children to experiences not shared at home in their normal routine. With all the benefits of travel, therre are stressors that can add hassles to the travel experience for just about anyone.  Don’t let those […]

Dominican Republic Resort Star Ratings

I’ve had the pleasure of staying in many resorts all around the Dominican Republic and this year I had the pleasure in staying at my first 5 star resort. 

Necessities for your All-Inclusive Resort Vacation

It’s easy to see why vacationers are drawn to all-inclusive resorts.  Most people go on vacation to relax and unwind, and having all of your meals, drinks and entertainment taken care of can be seen as downright convenient. 

Consider an All-Inclusive Vacation

Is An All-Inclusive Vacation Package Right For You? The winter months typically bring visions of snow, bare trees, and ice to mind for those of us who live north of the Equator. However, winter can still have tropical breezes and sunny warm days.

Who takes care of your home and pets when you go away on vacation?

This has been an ongoing struggle for us every time we want to go away on vacation.  In the old days (that’s when we were raising our 4 children), the task was even more difficult. 

Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe

My annual vacation of 2013 was spent at the Barcelo Bavaro Palace Deluxe.  I chose this resort because I had  clients going there for a wedding in May the following year.  As their travel agent, I thought it best to check the place out so that I would be qualified to answer any questions that […]

7 Things to Know Before You Take Your Phone Overseas

I found this information on the internet.  I thought it had a lot of useful and up-to-date information for those of us who need to stay connected even on vacation.  Please feel free to add any other tips that may help us on our vacations. —————————————————– MORE and more travellers couldn’t imagine going without their […]

How to use Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor is an awesome website for reviewing travel and entertainment. The reviews that are written are about hotels, resorts, airlines, activities and restaurants by people who have actually experienced the activity. As a travel agent and traveler, I rely on it heavily whenever I’m looking to book a vacation for my client or myself. […]

Gaining Knowledge in Travel

How do travel agents gain all their knowledge about the travel products that they offer? A popular avenue to gain knowledge in our travel specialties is with FAM (Familiarization) tours.  These are the trips that the general public think that travel agents go on all the time for FREE. These trips give travel agents the opportunity […]

Paradise Domincan Style

Dominican Paradise Set foot on this mystical land, Curious to know the unknown, A place they describe as the Dominican, Thundering hearts pound with expectation. Tropical trees whistle in the moonlit wind, The glistening water extends its arms to the sandy shores, An unspoken understanding of perfection itself, Welcome to Dominican Paradise! Swallowed in its […]

What?? You’ve never been to the Dominican Republic??

3 Reasons to Visit the Dominican Republic When it comes to taking time off, you may find yourself looking at going to an exotic location. Millions will be traveling throughout the year, and there are a lot of destinations you can choose from. However, many people forget about the Dominican Republic when discussing where to […]

All-inclusive vacations versus Cruising

There are slight differences between an all-inclusive island vacation and a cruise vacation. There is, of course, the obvious difference of one is on land and the other is at sea.  Also, please know that I am not a cruise expert as I have only had the chance to go on one cruise.  My husband […]

Dominican Dreams

When the first taste of beach Hits your still exhausted brain, Remember: This is not a dream, Dominican Republic is for real. You, your spouse or friend, maybe a child, You will all have the same feel: Blue water, Blue sky, beautiful people, that warm tropical breeze… You will feel like a God. It’s just […]