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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...

Magdalena Grand Beach Resort
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...

Las Vegas Venetian Resort Hotel
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...

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...

Cruise Ship
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...

We Have Secrets To Share – A Trip Report

Secrets Wild Orchid Resort JamaicaJamaica has a new all-inclusive luxury resort that’s just opened in Montego Bay promising “Unlimited-Luxury” for their guests.  Secrets Wild Orchid and Secrets St. James sit side by side on a lovely stretch of beach just a short journey from the airport.   It’s time to let the Secrets out – these are beautiful properties!

I’m just back from the first-ever Travel Bloggers Meet-Up in Jamaica where we were hosted by Secrets Resorts and the Jamaican Tourism Board.  You can be sure we took full advantage of all the Unlimited Luxury and tested all the resort amenities – on YOUR behalf of course!  Here are some of the delights in store for you when you choose a luxurious Jamaica Holiday.

Wild Orchid Beach
Resort Amenities:  These properties are all about couples and providing romantic landscapes.  Both resorts are adults-only with plenty of waterside activities – gorgeous beaches, swim up bars, multiple pool complexes, and seaside restaurants.  The beach towels and loungers are plentiful (no need to get up a dawn and claim your lounge chair – I hate that!!)   This property has done it right with loads of areas for relaxing by the pools and beachfront. 

Dunns River Falls Jamaica – A Must-Do Adventure

Our enthusiastic group of two dozen Travel Bloggers joined hands and slipped and dipped our way upward. We were fortunate to have arrived late in the afternoon and had the climb all to ourselves. Before long we were squealing and laughing as currents twirled us...

Plantain Wrapped Snapper
Roasted Plantain Wrapped Snapper from Nisbet Plantation

Winner of the Best Hotel in the Caribbean for the second year in a row by the readers of Travel and Leisure Magazine, Nisbet Plantation on the Island of Nevis is a welcoming haven for relaxation and fine cuisine.  Fortunate guests enjoy fresh local ingredients...

Get Off The Beaten Path In Jamaica

Tired of the all-inclusive experience?.. Perhaps its time to embrace the real Jamaica. Many tourists catch flights to Jamaica only to spend their time on the island cocooned inside the confines of their all-inclusive complex. For those prepared to be a little braver and...

Caribbean Pineapple Fried Rice – A Taste of Spring

Last year Clint and I had a fabulous vacation stay at The Fernandez Bay Resort on Cat Island in the Bahamas.  Not only did they have a spectacular oceanfront setting, but the food there was wonderful.  Each evening we enjoyed a delicious buffet filled...

Affordable Turks and Caicos – We've Found A Hidden Gem

Grace Bay BeachAs Turks and Caicos continues to welcome an amazing array of new upscale hotels and restaurants that attract a loyal following of celebrities and a-list vacationers, it has also become a financially challenging destination for many. It seems like yesterday when mentioning Turks and Caicos would draw quizzical looks from vacationers – where???  But word soon spread about the 12 mile stretch of pristine beach along Grace Bay and the short less than 3 hour flying time from northeast airports.  Before long world class condo-hotel developments sprang up all along famed Grace Bay beach and the number of visitors grew proportionately.  As new resorts opened, prices inevitably climbed.

The Island ClubThat’s why I’m so excited to let you know about a wonderful (and affordable) vacation property that’s just 900 feet from Grace Bay beach.  Many of you know that Turks and Caicos has been our favorite island destination for many years and we were thrilled to learn about The Island Club