Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Top 10 Reasons to Use a Travel Agent

1. You've Googled "Mexico vacation," and come up with 17.8 million responses. Need a little help editing those choices?

2. Remember when you used that obscure website to book your hotel, and when you got there you spent your beach vacation overlooking a parking lot?

3. How many hours were you on hold with the airline when your flight was canceled because of a snowstorm?

4. Did you really mean to spend your honeymoon at that resort whose one tiny pool was filled all day with 12 screaming children?

5. Who knew that when you booked that "villa" in Tuscany, it would be a small room with a kitchenette and no air conditioning? Funny, it looked much better on your computer screen.

6. No one explained to you that in July, it's winter time in Rio, and so you showed up there with nothing but five Hawaiian shirts and three pairs of swimming trunks.

7. How about the time you really needed a restful vacation, and you ended up in New Orleans during Mardi Gras and someone threw up on your shoes?

8. Yes, I guess that hotel must have used a telephoto lens when they took a picture of those guest rooms that you saw on their website.

9. I suppose contacting the Attorney General to resolve the fact that the Internet site has billed your credit card three times instead of once is the only route to take at this point.

10. It was definitely odd that there were no cab drivers at the airport at 3 o'clock in the morning when you finally landed in Costa Rica, but booking a transfer to your very remote hotel would have been a good thing to remember when you purchased your airline ticket and hotel online.

Article written by Ruthanne Terrero, Editorial Director Travel Agent Magazine

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Travel in Style

Are you tired of watching all the black suitcases pass on the luggage carousel only to think that each one is yours? Well, vow not to buy boring, black luggage anymore. Stand out in the crowd with an animal print. You are guaranteed to find your bags quickly and be on your way, maximizing your vacation time! 

This 2-piece giraffe print luggage set made by Verdi Escape is sold at Bed Bath and Beyond for only $29.99. Ladies, this is a steal especially when you use your 20% off coupon and receive $5.99 off! $23.99 for a 2 piece set of luggage - it doesn't get any better than that! Isn't your mailbox oozing Bed Bath and Beyond coupons? I just love it. I keep some in my car door so I'm always armed and ready to save some money. This rolly bag is the perfect carry-on size and the small tote slides over the handle of the rolly bag for easy maneuvering through the airport. My luggage set has made three voyages since December and it's holding up great, very durable material and it rolls very smoothly.  

Travel in style on your next trip and feel good about the price tag!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Millionaire Suite

The promised post on my glimpse at one of the Millionaire Suites is finally here! On my recent trip to St. Lucia I had the opportunity to see one of the four suites set up high on the bluff at Sandals Regency La Toc. I was blown away at the design and ambiance. I saw the suite in the evening and it sparkled. The first picture below is a view from the patio with private pool and whirlpool looking in at the bedroom which has retractable doors that open up. By the way, this is completely private and serene. In fact, if I stayed in this suite I don't think I'd ever leave. I might get out for a nice dinner, but that's it. You have a personal Butler to take care of your every need, deliver food, draw your bath water, etc. The view is absolutely breathtaking, and what better way to view it than from the lap of luxury. 

You might not be able to tell, but the wall in the bedroom is made out of stones. The creamy colors and textures are yummy. Can't you just picture yourself falling into this bed?

I love this old fashioned tub, it is the center focal point when you walk into the bathroom. To me it's old luxury and charming.

This chic living room is all that. I love the white accent pieces with the dark mahogany.
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