Let's help you discover your happy place, in Aruba!
Monday, June 21, 2021
Tuesday, June 8, 2021
Norwegian Cruise Line returns to service from US ports this year!!
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Golf With a View
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
NEW! Expanded Partner Portfolio for Golf Vacations
I am very excited to announce a new partnership catering to our golf-loving friends out there. Golfpac Travel has joined the list of approved supplier partners for Cruise Planners expanding our portfolio of planning resources to help provide outstanding travel experiences for you! Golfpac Travel has been a leader in Golf Vacations for over 35 years, offering more than 600+ golf courses in the US and internationally under their Hiddenlinks division, specializing in Scotland and Ireland, plus in the Caribbean within Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Together we can customize your perfect Golf vacations, from house rentals, 5-star resorts, to securing Tee Times at the most desired golf courses in the US and UK. Contact us for more info!
Friday, March 12, 2021
Milestones Need Commemorating... vlog entry about celebrating through Travel
As shared today from my FacebookLive video while driving to my covid vaccine shot appointment number one. I've got some milestone clients departing very soon for Aruba and St. Lucia, and love helping people commemorate through travel, and would love to help you make your travel dreams come true and celebrate your special anniversaries, birthdays, reunions, and more! Let's chat about how and where you want to celebrate!
Sunday, February 28, 2021
Time for a Land Vacation?
After a year of covid, if you're ready to get out and explore once again, I'm ready to help you plan your next adventure. Now booking, land trips all across the USA (including theme parks, cabins, beach vacations & condos, Alaska, Hawaii, & much more), along with cruises for when they start sailing again. Caribbean & Mexico getaways and all-inclusive resorts too!
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
2021 Winter Travel Planner Magazine is Here!
Our newest digital issue of the Travel Planner magazine is here!
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Where2Next Virtual Series: All-Inclusive Resorts
Introducing our NEW Virtual Vacation Webinar Series! This new monthly series will feature an array of vacation possibilities for when the world opens up again fully for travel.
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Who'd Like to Change their View?
Discover majestic St. Croix with its eternal summer caressed by cooling tradewinds. The average temperature is in the mid-80s, and there’s just enough rain to keep the flora in bloom.
#adventure #islandlife #noice #nosnow #takethetrip #icanhelpyou
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Princess' BEST SALE EVER!
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Now is a Fantastic Time to Book a Vacation to Enjoy Some Great TROPICAL VIBES!
Tropical resorts. Cruises. Adults-Only Cruises on Virgin Voyages...and so much more are waiting for you. Call us today. Who's booking your escape to paradise? I'd love to help you plan an amazing getaway.
Monday, March 13, 2017
Resevations Now Open for Celebrity's Newest Ship - Celebrity Edge
Celebrity Edge sets sail on Dec. 16, 2018. Reservations opened today for this amazing new ship, that will revolutionize cruising once again. Contact me at 317.776.1733 for info and pricing or www.icanshowyoutheworld.vacations. Alternating between the eastern and western Caribbean from Fort Lauderdale, this new ship shouldn't be missed.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
Beaches Turks & Caicos From Above
My friend & colleague, Russ, captured this image of the resort on his flight off the island this afternoon. What a great shot! Key West Village with the blue roofs, Italian Village with the red roofs to the left of Key West; Caribbean Village with the light roofs to the left of Italian; and French Village with the grey and red roofs below the Caribbean.
We were treated to a snorkeling adventure yesterday. The resort features a fleet of 13 watercraft - 5 of which are motorized: a catamaran, 2 diving boats, a snorkeling boat, and a glass-bottom boat. (The rest are non-motorized - kayaks, sailboats, Hobie cats, and pedal bikes). They also feature an assortment of paddleboards and floating rings. We went out about 10 minutes from the shore and enjoyed a nice 45-minute swim. I did not have my underwater camera with me, but a colleague did, and she'll be sharing her pics with me later. I'm looking forward to seeing them!
Friday, September 9, 2016
Unlimited Diving is Included at Sandals & Beaches
Diving anyone? PADI Certified? Unlimited diving is included. Not yet certified? You can get Sandals certified for a year at any Sandals resort for $100. Full PADI certification also available. #beachesturksandcaicos
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Something for Everyone at Beaches Turks & Caicos
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Guest Resort Review: Mystic Ridge Resort - Jamaica
The following resort review was provided to us to share with you here, from our client Jennifer H. Jennifer and her family needed a large accommodation for a family trip to Jamaica to attend a family funeral. Like any short-term planning situation, options aren't plentiful when booking at the last minute, but especially more pronounced is the difficulty of last-minute planning when your family is larger than the "traditional" family mix. Jennifer and her husband have five children and needed some space to be able to spread out and relax a little bit after the funeral portion of the trip was over for some much-needed family bonding time.
We helped arrange their trip, and are grateful for the following review of the property that they stayed at.
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"We stayed at Mystic Ridge while in Jamaica for 3 nights in February of 2015. It is in a beautiful, lush green location on the top of the hill overlooking the ocean. Check-in was easy and the staff was very helpful. We stayed in a two-bedroom apartment. Our apartment was on the top (3rd floor). We are a family of 7 and we were pleasantly surprised that space easily accommodated all of us. That is not an easy feat. The apartment was very clean and furnished in bright Caribbean colors. It had a lot of natural daylight and was very open. It consisted of a kitchen and living room that opened to the balcony with a large table and chairs. The bedroom held two full-size beds and a nicely renovated bathroom. The living room had a couch that doubled as a daybed and worked perfectly for our youngest. A wooden spiral staircase led to a large bedroom connected to an open loft space that had a pullout couch. The bedroom had a Cal-King bed and was connected to another large updated bathroom that had a large soaker tub. The soaker tub however took forever to fill up and after all of us showering from the day, the hot water seemed to run out. Again, we are a family of 7 though. The air condition worked well and the ceiling fans were nice and adequate on a cool evening. The apartment had two nice televisions that had movie channels.
The resort has a restaurant on site that we had breakfast at daily. The breakfast was very good and gave many choices. The choices from day to day did not change much but it was a very nice buffet breakfast. The wait staff remembered us each time and were friendly and accommodating. We did try to order snacks at one point and they were out of 2 of the 3 things we wanted. The hotel is close to everything though and offered a free shuttle to the beach and to several other area attractions. They arranged a driver for us to go on one of our adventures.
I would say that this is not the place to stay if you are elderly, physically challenged, or out of shape. The three flights of stairs to our apartment were steep and there is no elevator. It would also be difficult to get luggage to the second floor of the apartment up the winding staircase if my strong husband hadn’t been with me. The kitchen did need updating and had tiny ants in it the first two nights. It was wonderful to have a place to cook if you’d like though and have a place to keep snacks and drinks from the grocery instead of paying three times that amount at the hotel. It appears they are still updating them also so the kitchens might be in the next phase.
The pool on site was huge and the poolside chairs were comfortable and nice. The pool could have used some attention but was clean and refreshing. There is a swim-up bar but we didn’t ever see anyone working it.
With a 3 night stay, you received tickets to Mystic Mountain which ended up being a highlight of the trip for our family. It was a great value at a savings of $46.20 for adults and $24.00 for children 12 and under. It offered breathtaking views and half a day’s worth of fun activities. We are very thankful we took advantage of the offer.
If you are looking to be in the center of the action and want to try all the water sports and activities then this is not the place for you. If you would like a clean and comfortable place to stay while you discover all Ocho Rios has to offer or a calm quiet place to call home in the sun for a week, this is a great spot. From looks and comfort alone, since the kitchen needs updating and the soaker tub was more for looks than practical, I would give it 3.5 or 4 stars out of 5. From a large family budget perspective, it gets a solid 4 stars. Maybe even 4.5 because there is not another place I know of that can sleep 7 without renting a home or needing 2 rooms. It was a perfect place for us and we would definitely stay there again."
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Tips on Thursday - Love Happens
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Sail Away With Us 2014
Join me next January in escaping the winter cold & snowy doldrums by exploring the wonders of the Western Caribbean! Enjoy a nearly all-inclusive vacation onboard Royal Caribbean's enchanting ship, the Oasis of the Seas! Book with us and receive an amazing onboard savings coupon booklet, plus $75 Onboard Credit plus a complimentary bottle of wine in your stateroom. Starting at just $879 per person, you too could enjoy an amazing week in the sunny, warm waters of the Caribbean visiting Cozumel, Falmouth & Labadee. Sailing from Ft. Lauderdale, FL, this is one winter vacation you won't forget! For more information or to register, visit the link below. Space is limited.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Tips on Thursday - Passport Information
- U.S. citizens on cruises that begin and end in the same U.S. port and travel to destinations in Mexico, Canada, the Caribbean, the Bahamas or Bermuda are able to re-enter the U.S. with proof of citizenship other than a passport or passport card. Acceptable proof of citizenship includes a U.S. state-issued original or certified copy of their birth certificate (hospital certificates are not acceptable) or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or a Certificate of Naturalization and a government-issued photo ID (such as a driver's license). Passports are required for cruises that begin in one U.S. port and end in another.
- Children under the age of 16 who are citizens of the U.S. or Canada are exempt from the passport requirement for land and sea border crossings. In lieu of a passport, children are able to use a U.S. state-issued original or certified copy of their birth certificate (hospital certificates are not acceptable) or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or a Certificate of Naturalization as proof of citizenship for entry into the U.S. by land or by sea. Children entering or re-entering the U.S. by air are required to have a valid passport.
- A new, lower-cost alternative to the passport, called a passport card, is acceptable for entries into the U.S. by land or sea. The passport card is not acceptable for air travel.
- The following cruise lines require a passport for all sailings, regardless of destination or port of departure: Azamara Club Cruises, Crystal, Cunard, Fred. Olsen, Hurtigruten, Oceania, Orion Expedition Cruises, P&O, Paul Gauguin, Regent, Seabourn, Silversea, Star Clippers, Swan Hellenic, Voyages of Discovery and Windstar.
- Photocopies of required documentation are not acceptable in any circumstance.
- Even though passports are not required at this time for U.S. citizens who sail on cruises to the above destinations that begin and end in the same U.S. port, we strongly recommend that all cruise passengers travel with a valid passport anyway. This is because guests who need to fly to or from the U.S. unexpectedly during their cruise will likely experience significant delays and complications related to booking airline tickets and entering the U.S. if they do not have a valid passport with them. For example, a passenger missing a cruise departure due to a late inbound flight to Miami would need a passport to fly to meet the ship at the next port. Similarly, guests needing to fly to or through the U.S. before their cruise ends because of medical, family, personal or business emergencies, missing a ship's departure from a port of call, or a mechanical problem of some sort with the ship, would need a passport. Of course, situations like these are rare, but they can happen.