What to do Before You Leave for Vacation: Advice from a Travel Agent

This post doesn’t have anything to do with the actual trip planning. It’s all the other things to do to get ready once you have your trip booked. There’s a lot to consider when you plan a vacation. That list doesn’t end when you pay the deposit on your trip. Follow my blog with Bloglovin […]

Turn on the Romance: Hotel Ideas for a Romantic Vacation

Looking to plan a romantic vacation to celebrate a honeymoon, anniversary, or maybe a vow renewal? I’ve compiled a list of ideas, with a range of budgets. Many of these hotels offer additional romance packages, vow renewal packages, or even a proposal package. Impression Isla Mujeres by Secrets, Mexico Located on Isla Mujeres, this adults-only […]

Visiting Puerto Vallarta, Mexico: a Travel Advisors View

We have traveled to Puerto Vallarta twice as a family in the last 5 years. It’s one of our favorite places and will stay on our list to visit again! Nothing beats the sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Puerto Vallarta has beaches and mountains and a lovely downtown to walk around, shop, and eat. Our […]

Secrets The Vine Cancun: Review from a Travel Advisor

Secrets the Vine has 497 rooms. It’s a high rise hotel, very modern. They have four pools counting the Preferred Club pool, but no swim up bar. I didn’t even realize this until after we booked. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of poolside waiters.

Barcelo Maya Riviera

We loved our stay at the Barcelo Maya Riviera! This hotel is fairly new and clients were raving about it, so I decided it was finally time for us to go. The hotel is about an hour south of the Cancun airport, between Playa and Tulum. It’s close to the eco parks if you want to get out for the day.

Washington D.C.

We recently took a family trip to Washington D.C. to attend our niece’s wedding. John and I hadn’t visited there since we were kids so we made a vacation of it.