Three Honeymoon Ideas For Couples Who Want To Explore The Caribbean

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017 in Blog, Travel |

If you know that you want to head down to the Caribbean on your honeymoon, but are not sure exactly where to go, it can be super confusing. Most people know that there are beautiful  beaches in most of the Caribbean islands. So, how can you decide where to go? Well, if you’re looking for some things to do besides swim and hang out on the beach, then here are a few places to consider. Each has it’s own cool and unique excursions that you take part in and explore the area.

Snorkel The Reefs Of St. Croix

If you like to snorkel, then you should head on down to St.Croix. You can snorkle in many places in the Caribbean, but in St. Croix you will get the chance to snorkle at the Buck Island Reef National Park. This amazing reef system is available to people who want to see the marine life up close in a protected environment. You can also go boating, or picnic on the tables, but you cannot remove anything, including taking chunks of reef or fish. There are also designated areas for scuba diving, but it is important to check with the parks guides to see where you can and cannot go with scuba gear.

Horseback Riding In Montego Bay, Jamaica

One of the coolest things to do in Jamaica is to ride horses on the beach. There are trails alongside the water, which will take you on a nice ride and explore the shoreline. Then, to cap off the ride, the guide will lead the horses into waist deep water where you will ride them as they swim.

Montego Bay is a super popular destination spot for tourists. In addition to the horses, it’s also home to Doctor’s Cave Beach, which has unreal white sand beaches and super bright blue water.

Charter A Yacht And Tour Exuma In The Bahamas

A fantastic idea would be to rent a yacht and explore the Bahamas. In particular, you should check out Exuma. This is a series of small islands that most people never get to see when they hit the big island (Grand Bahama). For instance, you can stop over on Major Cay, which is one of the islands in Exuma. This island is famous for it’s swimming pigs. The pigs are wild, but they will swim up to meet boaters in hopes of getting food. They also trot up and down the beach. 

You can also take the yacht over to Staniel Cay and go scuba diving in an amazing grotto that was featured in the James Bond movie Thunderball. Visit a site like http://www.bonaparteyacht.com for more ideas. 

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Three Steps To Setting Up Travel Tours For Lovers

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Blog, Travel |

Busy couples have a hard time getting away for trips together. There is saving for the trip to make sure it fits in with the budget, which can be hard when couples do not know how much the activities and accommodations will cost. One of the hardest parts when it comes to planning a couple’s trip is figuring out just what to do each day on a destination vacation. If you run a destination management company, you can corner a core market by setting up trips especially for lovers. Here are some ways that you can set up successful and full trips for couples. 

Small dedicated hotel suites are wonderful

When planning out a romantic trip, the hotel room is one of the most important aspects. If you offer tours that take your customers around the city or to several different cities, find hotels that are upscale, yet may offer smaller rooms and suites. Small suites save money, but since they will be shared only by the couple a cozy venue with romantic decorations will work for this crowd. You may also be able to get deeper discounts with hotels by selecting smaller rooms. 

Scout out romantic restaurants

Some of the best memories are made at romantic restaurants during vacations. No matter what country and city you are in, there are always restaurants that are geared towards couples or have a romantic aura. Make an agreement with each restaurant for a restaurant package for your couples that will be included in the cost of their trip. Many romantic restaurants will be happy to make these arrangements because it provides them prepaid business and can keep business coming even during the lean tourist months in the area. 

Find the historical spots

When setting up a tour for lovers, find the romantic and historical spots around the city. This can be where historic proposals took place, it can be where a historical couple lived, or it can even be in the area where a famous romance author penned their books. Find countries and cities of historic romance significance to offer to your couples. Going on a tour of the romance spots will give your couples something to do during the day, plus provide them with the right aura throughout the duration of their trip. Learning a little more about the history of another culture, plus learning how romance and love takes place in this new area is the perfect way to excite romance in a busy couple. 

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Use These Ideas To Keep Your Kids Entertained On An Airport Shuttle

Posted by on Jul 4, 2016 in Blog, Travel |

Taking a shuttle from your hotel to the airport, such as with Lincoln Yellow Cab, makes sense for a number of reasons, especially if you’re traveling with kids in tow and you’d rather get dropped off at your departure terminal instead of try to lead your kids on the long walk from the parking lot to the terminal with all your luggage. If your children are fussy travelers, the last thing you need is a boredom-induced breakdown on the shuttle that starts your trip off on a bad note. Although the shuttle ride between the hotel and airport might only be five minutes, here are some ideas to keep your kids entertained during this trip.

Airport Checklist

Given that you’ll be heading toward the airport, a simple game that requires minimal equipment is a game of airport checklist. In your hotel the night before the trip, use the provided notepaper to write down a short list of airport-related sights for each of the kids. This list can include a plane in the air, a street sign directing motorists to the airport, another airport shuttle, and more. Provide each of your kids with a pencil and give them the list once they take their seats on the shuttle. When a child spots one of the listed items out the shuttle window, he or she checks it off quietly. When you get to the airport, the child with the most checkmarks wins the game.

Air Travel Stickers

Visit the dollar store before you travel and buy some air travel-related stickers. If there’s a decent selection of stickers, it shouldn’t be difficult to find those that depict airplanes. You can also get stickers that depict your destination — for example, beaches and sun. Give each child a blank piece of paper and a selection of stickers and have him or her create a piece of artwork with the stickers. While basic, this activity is engaging enough to keep your children occupied on the shuttle ride.

Travel Journal

For older children who can write with ease, consider buying a small journal-style notebook and pen for each child. Encourage the children to keep travel journals — and write their first entries on the airport shuttle. This will keep the kids engaged and prevent them from acting out. You can also give potential journal entry ideas. For example, have the children write what they see out the window of the shuttle, share their excitement about flying or detail a funny moment from the hotel stay.

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3 Things To Do With Your Kids In Bucharest

Posted by on Jun 7, 2016 in Blog, Travel |

If you’re planning a family trip to Romania, you definitely need to block out some time to spend in Romania’s capital city, Bucharest. Bucharest is a bustling city that’s full of history and modern culture, which makes it a great place to absorb all of the things that are fascinating about Romania. However, it can sometimes be tough to find things to interest the kids in your group. Take a look at a few attractions that are sure to entertain the kids while you explore what’s great about the city.

National Opera

If your kids like watching live shows with costumes, dancing, and music, a trip to the Romanian National Opera is in order. While you may be interested in the operas or ballets that happen at night, the kids will want to see the children’s matinees earlier in the day. There your kids can watch classic stories like Hansel and Gretel or Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs come to life on stage. You’ll get a kick out of watching these favorites right along with your children.

Village Museum

Museums aren’t always a favorite for kids, but your kids might make an exception for this one. The Village Museum is an outdoor museum that contains monuments of various types of Romanian architecture. It opened in May of 1936, and currently contains 272 peasant farms and houses for your kids to explore. They’ll love getting a close up look at the different structures that made up authentic Romanian villages of the past, and the open-air setting of the museum will give your kids the chance to stretch their legs and enjoy the outdoors.

Kid’s Town

Kid’s Town, or Oraselul Copiilor, should definitely be on your must-see list. Visit on a day when you have plenty of time to spend, because there are at least 60-70 rides to check out, and if your kids like roller coasters, they’ll probably want to try them all.

The funfair has a variety of rides that range from vintage to brand new and exciting. There’s also a steam train, a toy store, and plenty of places to grab a bag of popcorn or sit down for a meal of mici, a type of meatball made out of pork, beef, and mutton and shaped into something resembling a small, caseless sausage.

If those activities aren’t enough, your kids may also enjoy a guided Bucharest city tour. You can find both walking tours and double-decker bus tours, depending on how much energy you and the kids have that day. One thing is for sure – you and your kids will leave the city of Bucharest with memories that will last a lifetime. 

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Welcoming Your Out Of Town Wedding Guests With Open Arms

Posted by on Jun 2, 2016 in Blog, Travel |

Getting married is a big life event, and having people come from out of town to attend your wedding from other states or even another country is a great honor. It’s important to make your out-of-town attendees feel welcome and as comfortable as possible. Even though you’ll have plenty of your own details to stress and worry about, it’s still a good idea to do a few simple things to ensure that your special guests enjoy their experience. Here are a few things you can do to welcome your out-of-town wedding guests with open arms.

Hotel Suggestions

Rather than let your guests pick a local hotel out at random, do a little homework to find out which hotels in your area can provide your guests with the best accommodations. If you have a large group coming together, ask about special rates or even lower rates for wedding party members. Look for places to stay where there’s plenty of good amenities including complimentary breakfast, a swimming pool, and one that offers a hospitality room so you can all gather together and enjoy each other’s company without using someone’s room. Inform your guests of the hotels’ contact information well in advance so they can make reservations with plenty of time to spare.

Get Organized

Thanks to the Internet, you can now create your very own wedding website. The site should include a full itinerary of the rehearsal dinner time and location, wedding time and location, as well as information about the reception. You should also include links to local places your guests can visit if they plan to stay a bit longer after the wedding. Include maps, directions, and all contact information for places guests might be interested in visiting. This will make things easier on you since everything will all be there in one central location and you won’t have to field countless questions or dig for the info. later. It’s also quite handy for guests to get all the information they need at the click of a mouse.

Offer Thanks

Traveling for a wedding can be expensive for your guests, so it’s truly a meaningful gesture that they’ve decided to attend. Say thank you by creating special gift baskets that include things like coffee, cookies, and breakfast treats. Include a personalized, signed thank you note letting everyone know how much it means that they’ve come this far to be at your wedding. If you like, place the thank you gift in your guests’ hotel room before they arrive so they receive it as a nice surprise. Saying thank you can go a long way and will leave a lasting impression that will help make your wedding memorable for your guests as well as yourself and your new spouse.   

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Answering A Few Questions Concerning Limousine Services

Posted by on May 16, 2016 in Blog, Travel |

A limousine can be a luxurious way of traveling to any destination, but these services can be commonly misunderstood. By making sure that you understand the answers to the following few questions, you will be better able to make informed choices when you are considering using these services.

Is A Deposit Required To Rent A Limousine?

In order to rent a limousine, you will likely be required to pay a deposit before you can make a reservation. This deposit is to ensure that you do not cancel the rental without providing enough notice to the rental company. Also, these deposits are used to cover any damages that may occur to the limousine while you are using it. Fortunately, these deposits will be refunded or applied to your final total at the end of your rental.

Can You Have A Limousine Pick You Up From The Airport?

It can be common for individuals to use limousines for airport services. When using the limousine for airport delivery, you will be able to be dropped off in front of the terminal to help you avoid needing to haul your luggage through a long parking lot. For your return trip, it is possible to have the limousine waiting for you when your plane arrives. To enjoy this service, you will need to provide the rental company with your flight number so that they can track the location of the plane. When the flight is approaching the airport, the limousine will be dispatched so that it is waiting for you when your plane lands.

What Food And Beverages Will Be Provided By The Limousine Service?

One of the great benefits of riding in a limousine is that it is possible to enjoy a range of snacks and beverages during your trip. There are many rental providers that will allow their customers to customize the snack and beverage choices to a certain degree. Some individuals may assume that the limousine provider will include alcoholic drinks. However, this is not the case, and while these beverages are usually allowed, you will need to furnish them yourself. Additionally, if alcoholic drinks are in the vehicle, you will need to ensure that every occupant is old enough to drink due to legal restrictions and liabilities.

Those that have never used a limousine rental service (like Ambassador Limousine) may not be entirely sure of what to expect. By understanding that these services often require deposits, can provide airport service and that food and beverages will usually be included, you can make an informed choice about using these services.

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