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Posted February 27, 2014 by
As all of us know already, tax refund time is right around the corner.  As a mother of two, the first thing I think of is paying off all my debt.  Then I would stash some in savings and spend a little bit on myself. A great idea for those who have al...
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Posted December 6, 2013 by
We are excited to announce a once a year special exclusive offer via Funjet Vacations in conjunction with Dream Vacations. As a 500 Club Member Nationwide with Funjet Vacations, our agency is able to offer you, our best clients ever, an extra $100 off you...
by on November 5, 2013 |
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Ever sit back and wonder what specials might be available to travel to an All Inclusive Resort in the near future? Or have you ever searched online endlessly looking for a good deal to travel to nice warm, sunny beach destination? Well that’s exactly what we do every single day with our DAILY DEALS!

Every day our expert team of vacation specialists scour every destination we offer for the best deal of the day so you don’t have to! We have hand picked the 15 most popular departures cities as well as many hotel on specials without airfare to give you a head start on where and when to travel. Maybe you fly from a city not listed below such as Columbus Ohio or Kansas City Missouri, no problem. When you call us with your travel dates and let us know where YOU want to fly from, we can find the best daily deal out there as well. Also we have recently added a new feature to our Daily Deals Specials which is our Christmas and Spring Break Specials. Booking early generally saves big so for those of you thinking it may be best to wait in order to get the best deal for Spring Break, normally for popular travel seasons we will recommend that you book early to save yourself some cash.

Some of the most popular destinations that you will find daily deals for on our Daily Deals link will be locations such as Cancun or the Riviera Maya Mexico. Also JamaicaPunta Cana Dominican RepublicArubaPuerto Vallarta and Cabo San Lucas. Below are a few examples of today’s Daily Deals as well as specials we found in the past two weeks. Today may be the only time you can get the below package at this low of a cost so act fast, give us a call to get started.

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*Prices are per adult including all meals, drinks, taxes, tips and transfers unless otherwise mentioned. Prices may vary from when posted so act fast!

by on August 29, 2013 |
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If you are a beach person like me here are three of the top beaches you should consider for your next get away. The first I would look at is Eagle and Palm beach in Aruba, white sand and turquoise waters for miles with plenty of resorts to choose from, from the high-rise Resorts on Palm beach to the smaller oceanfront properties on Eagle beach. The second I would check out would be Bavaro beach in Punta Cana Dominican Republic. A lot like Aruba its white sand and turquoise waters for miles with some of the top all inclusive brand resorts like Iberostar and RIU Resorts lined up and down this amazing beachfront stretch of property. Third I would look towards Jamaica with seven mile beach located in Negril. Known for what seems like an endless stretch of beach with amazing crystal clear waters its a beach travelers just cant stay away from. In Negril you have great shopping and nightlife along with some amazing all inclusive resorts to fit whatever you are looking for out of a resort.
So for all you beach lovers out there here are three great locations to consider for your next trip to the Caribbean which any would be a great place to visit year round. I know my next trip I will be heading to one of these three to just kick back and enjoy the scenery for a while.
by on August 27, 2013 |
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by on August 6, 2013 |
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For many travelers the first day of vacation is almost as bad as the day you have to leave.  We all like to get to our destination early but that also leads to a long travel day. Early departure means a real early wake up call. Many flights arrive well before the 3 pm check in time. Most hotels are not going have your room ready if your flight arrives before noon. Below are a few tips to make the most of your day of arrival and allow you to be more efficient with your precious vacation time.

  • Book a hotel the night before that is close to the airport. They will usually have a airport shuttle and parking included in the rate.
  • Get to the airport early. Rushing is NOT the way to start your vacation. It is better to sit in the terminal restaurant for an hour or get an early start on your book then to stand in lines.
  • Take advantage of any preferred flight options that give you seating or baggage priorities. Preferred Perks from Apple and Funjet to the Front give you a preferred check in, seats in the front of the plane and your bags are off first.
  • Your airport to hotel transfers is an opportunity to improve the quality of your vacation and save some valuable time. Know how far your hotel is from the airport to help make the best choice. You have already been traveling all day and by now you are ready to start your holiday. A private or non stop transfer is usually not much more then the standard transportation and it will often save you hours of vacation time and another line you will not have to wait in.
  • Check in time at all hotels is 3 pm. If your hotel is at high occupancy they are NOT going to have your room ready. This is the time you need to take advantage of. Do NOT sit in the lobby and hope they can get you in early. Start your vacation. Your carry on needs to be packed with whatever clothing you might need for this time. If you want to hit the pool or the beach then have your swimsuits packed. Go to the Spa ! Have them stow your bags and go and get a massage while you wait on your room. This is my favorite way to start a vacation and kill a few hours of wait time! Go to lunch and take a tour to get familiar with your hotel. Some hotel complexes have more then 1 hotel so go see them all. Go and see the sights or get that shopping done early. Take a cab downtown and get a glimpse of what your destination has to offer. Your all inclusive starts the minute you get there so eat, drink, swim and get involved in the hotel activities. Do not get frustrated because the hotel does not have your room ready. They did not book your early morning flight.

The key is to be prepared and just have a plan. Do not waste your vacation time waiting. I do not like an agenda on vacation but I do try to take advantage of every one of my vacation minutes. Nobody likes to “hurry up and wait” and travel is full of long lines and delays so be sure to be proactive in filling your precious time with vacation time not travel time. A good travel agent can offer suggestions on things that are offered at the hotel and in your area so you can be sure to make the most of the sometimes hectic first day of travel. Call us and let us make your day of arrival one of the most enjoyable days on your vacation.