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5 Top Family-Friendly Hotels in Cancun

5 Top Family-Friendly Hotels in Cancun

When you finally manage to get the whole family out for a holiday in Cancun, the last thing you need is to carry on babysitting, cooking, and cleaning – you should be relaxing! You can avoid this palaver by opting for an all-inclusive resort that not only provides childcare, but all your meals and drinks […]

April 15, 2013 | By | Reply More
Cruising Into The Future – Where Cruising is Headed in 2013 and Beyond

Cruising Into The Future – Where Cruising is Headed in 2013 and Beyond

Lind and I have just returned from attending Cruise Shipping Miami, a global cruise conference that brings together the world’s major cruise lines, destination representatives and ship building suppliers – quite a heady experience!  For three days we attended seminars, chatted with cruise line CEOs and learned about where the world of cruising is headed […]

March 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Antigua – Where Rockstars Go To Vacation

Antigua – Where Rockstars Go To Vacation

Antigua, the Rockstar’s Caribbean Retreat What is it that attracts the rockstar element to the island of Antingua? Whether you’re a guitar god, an ex-Beatle, or even the founder of the Virgin Group, chances are you’ve spent a considerable amount of time on Antigua and its neighbouring islands. Certainly, the 365 pristine beaches and consistent […]

March 18, 2013 | By | Reply More
Super Bahamas Vacation Deal – Old Bahama Bay Reduces Prices and Offers 3rd Night For Free

Super Bahamas Vacation Deal – Old Bahama Bay Reduces Prices and Offers 3rd Night For Free

Don’t put away the bikini and suntan lotion just yet!  One of my favorite spots for romance on the beach, Old Bahama Bay on Grand Bahama Island, has a very temping fall travel promotion. From now through the end of October, this elegant intimate resort has reduced rates to just $150 per night with the […]

September 19, 2012 | By | Reply More
Delicious Bob Marley Cocktail – We’re Ready For Summer Now!

Delicious Bob Marley Cocktail – We’re Ready For Summer Now!

You can’t get a more inviting and refreshing cocktail than the famous Bob Marley Cocktail served at Secret’s Resorts in Jamaica.  Speaking from first-hand experience, they are worth traveling for! But…. if you can’t jet off to the wonderful  Secret’s Resort in Jamaica, CLICK HERE FOR THE RECIPE! Thanks Secrets – can’t wait to visit […]

June 15, 2012 | By | Reply More
San Andrés Island – Undiscovered Gem of the Caribbean

San Andrés Island – Undiscovered Gem of the Caribbean

The Caribbean is a much-travelled region and for some it might seem that it’s too touristy and overcrowded. But there are still some gems to be discovered. One of the pearls in the Caribbean Sea is San Andrés. The archipelago, consisting of the islands San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, has everything to offer that […]

June 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Tours Inspired By Your Favorite TV Shows

Tours Inspired By Your Favorite TV Shows

Have you ever watched an episode of Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and wished you were sitting in that red Camaro riding along with Guy Fieri, nibbling and chatting your way down the road?  Or perhaps you’ve  watched a PBS special and fantasized about exploring a wilderness region with the host.  Well perk up….  there’s a […]

April 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
Esmeralda Resort St. Martin – A Tranquil Beachside Retreat

Esmeralda Resort St. Martin – A Tranquil Beachside Retreat

Here it is a few weeks since our stay at The Esmeralda Resort on the French-side of St. Martin, and I’m still feeling it’s relaxed vibe. This hotel is a fantastic choice for folks who want to slip away for a peaceful vacation that’s only steps away from the excitement of Orient Beach.

April 10, 2012 | By | Reply More
Sonesta St. Maarten Hotels – A Room For Every Taste and Budget

Sonesta St. Maarten Hotels – A Room For Every Taste and Budget

I’m just back from a great trip to St. Maarten where I experienced BOTH of the popular Sonesta Hotels; the Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and the Sonesta Great Bay Beach Resort. (Both on Dutch side). The Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Casino is conveniently located right next to the airport – you’ll be checking in minutes after clearing customs. The hotel has a city feel, although once inside the resort, you’ll find all the tropical amenities you would expect from a beach resort.

March 26, 2012 | By | Reply More
Star Clipper Cruise Review – Antigua and St. Barts

Star Clipper Cruise Review – Antigua and St. Barts

As we pull close to Antigua, here finally are the aquamarine waters that I associate with Caribbean waters. We’re supposed to be docking in the port of Falmouth, known for the multimillion dollar yachts anchored in the gorgeous bay, but the swell is too high and we have to continue on to St. John’s.   […]

March 18, 2012 | By | Reply More
Star Clipper Review – Ports of Nevis & Dominica

Star Clipper Review – Ports of Nevis & Dominica

Anchored off Charlestown early on Sunday morning, we were thrilled to see Nevis’ peak was in full view and not wreathed in clouds as is so often the case. Phillip, our cruise director, cautioned that Nevis is a sleepy little community on an average day, and Sundays are even quieter.

March 13, 2012 | By | Reply More
Sailing Through The Caribbean – Star Clipper Trip Report

Sailing Through The Caribbean – Star Clipper Trip Report

Last winter Clint and I were gazing out to sea at sunset from a funky beach bar on St. Kitts. Off in the distance was the most beautiful sailing ship gliding majestically through the bay with soft sunlight reflecting off its billowing sails. Right then and there I knew I had to get on that ship! A bit of detective work determined that the gorgeous 4 masted schooner was one of Star Clipper’s sailing ships and you guessed it… this winter we went sailing with Star Clipper on a journey through the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean. Join me on this memorable journey:

March 12, 2012 | By | Reply More
Isabel’s Culinary Adventures in Aruba

Isabel’s Culinary Adventures in Aruba

Our destination in Aruba is Caribbean Palm Resort. Because the island does not list street names, it takes us awhile to locate the resort. We are not disappointed. A tropical haven with palm trees and two swimming pools (one perfect for laps),an outdoor bar (naturally), grills and pool chaises greet us.

January 23, 2012 | By | Reply More
Intriguing New Resort Hotels For 2012

Intriguing New Resort Hotels For 2012

There’s nothing like taking a ride in a brand new car or vacationing at a glittering new hotel that’s been primped and polished to impress all who enter.  While the slow economy has diminished the number of new hotel construction projects in recent years, the winter of 2012 will still see some impressive new additions. […]

January 4, 2012 | By | Reply More
Exuma Trifecta – Swimming With Stingrays, Sharks & Pigs!

Exuma Trifecta – Swimming With Stingrays, Sharks & Pigs!

The ever changing shades of aquamarine are stunning as we skip over the waves. Before long Captain Pat swings us around as he spots huge sting rays sweeping across the flats. Next stop – an amazing coral grotto big enough for us to enter boat and all. Our morning is spent zipping between one beautiful island to another, ogling at movie star’s private cays and trying to out-race the occasional squall.

November 16, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
Sublime Delights of the Exuma Islands –  Deep Fried Lobster Tails & Swimming Pigs!

Sublime Delights of the Exuma Islands – Deep Fried Lobster Tails & Swimming Pigs!

Exuma in the Bahamas is filled with so many sublime delights, it’s a challenge to name just a few.  But without a doubt, the fried lobster tails and swimming pigs where mind blowing. Never in my wildest dreams did I envision that I would have the chance (or desire) to swim with pigs, but that’s […]

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Top Family-Friendly Thanksgiving Destinations

Top Family-Friendly Thanksgiving Destinations

Travel afar or stay close to home this season with these top family-friendly travel destinations.  Instead of a hosting a traditional family dinner at home this year, our BookIt.com travel expert shares the top 5 fun, family-friendly places to go this season. The Top 5 Destinations Unveiled include: 1. New York City Kickoff the holiday […]

November 8, 2011 | By | Reply More
How Americans Can Travel To Cuba

How Americans Can Travel To Cuba

The recent lifting of travel restrictions to Cuba has released a pent-up curiosity for Cuba holidays. Travelers are fascinated to see what life is actually like on this island nation that has been living under embargo for 50 years. Will travelers be charmed by colonial architecture and classic muscle cars, or will they be troubled by the affects of food shortages, limited freedoms and crumbling infrastructure?

November 7, 2011 | By | Reply More
Book Your Caribbean Vacation and Get A Free Ski Pass Tossed In

Book Your Caribbean Vacation and Get A Free Ski Pass Tossed In

Book your winter vacation at a participating Rock Resorts property by November 20th, you’ll receive the coveted Epic Ski Pass for free!

October 28, 2011 | By | Reply More
Big Cruise Bargains During National Cruise Week Oct. 17-23

Big Cruise Bargains During National Cruise Week Oct. 17-23

Calling all vacationers who love getting a great deal on their winter cruise. From now until October 23rd virtually every major cruise line is offering special promotions in what the Cruise Line International Association describes as The World’s Largest Cruise Sale in celebration of National Cruise Vacation Week.

October 19, 2011 | By | Reply More