Plan Your Next Adventure with Island Routes

During our recent trip to St. Lucia, we also took some time to explore the island with an all-day excursion with Island Routes. If you're not familiar with Island Routes, this is the company that is paired with Sandals and Beaches resorts for excursions. You will see an Island Routes desk at every Sandals and Beaches resort, and we can also book your excursions before you travel to lock in availability. Some tours do book up, so it's best to book early. We chose the Soufriere Adventure Cruise. This is a seven hour tour which included a lot of highlights [...]

By | 2019-01-29T21:21:18+00:00 January 29th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Sandals Grande St. Lucian

If you haven't visited St. Lucia before, I highly recommend that you put it on your travel list. This is one of the most beautiful islands that I have visited. The greenery seemed greener, the water was so blue, and the Pitons were a sight to see! The Pitons are two distinct mountains that St. Lucia is known for. We were able to see them on our excursion with Island Routes. I will give you all of the details about our fun day next week! Sandals Grande St. Lucian is one of three Sandals resorts in St. Lucia. The other [...]

By | 2019-01-13T14:08:20+00:00 January 13th, 2019|All-inclusive Vacations, Caribbean vacations, Sandals, St. Lucia|

Toy Story Land is Now Open!

Disney has done it again! If you haven't heard yet, Toy Story Land opened in Disney's Hollywood Studios on June 30. This amazing new land will transport you into Andy's backyard, and make you feel as if you are one of the toys hanging out with Woody and Buzz Lightyear. There are two new attractions in Toy Story Land, in addition to Toy Story Mania which has always been a fan favorite. The new attractions are: Slinky Dog Dash is a family friendly coaster that takes you on a ride as Slinky Dog's coils twist and turn. You must be [...]

Dining Options at Beaches Turks & Caicos

One of my favorite parts of an all-inclusive vacation is the amazing dining that the resorts offer. I have been in a beautiful resort, but if the dining was just so-so, or if there weren't many options to choose from, it affects the vacation experience. With Beaches Turks & Caicos, you definitely don't have to worry about that! This resort offers many different dining options, so you will be sure to find something that you love! Here is a list of all of the restaurants that you can enjoy on your next visit to Beaches Turks & Caicos: Courtyard Bistro [...]

Water Sports at the Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort

Last week I gave you an overview of this amazing resort, but there is so much more to tell you!! One of the things that sets Beaches resorts apart from other resorts is their water sports program. First of all, almost ALL of the water sports are included in the price of your Sandals and Beaches vacation! That is definitely different than other all-inclusive resorts, and can save you a lot of money, especially if you are interested in scuba diving! Beaches Turks & Caicos offers so many water sports that you won't be able to try them all! We [...]

All You Need to Know About Beaches Turks & Caicos

I have visited the Beaches Turks & Caicos resort on two previous business trips, but this was the first time the entire family visited. I have been so excited to take my family on this vacation, and it did not disappoint! I highly recommend any Beaches resort for your next family vacation, but this one is my favorite! If you're not familiar with the Beaches brand of resorts, they are the same company as Sandals resorts. Sandals is for couples, and Beaches is for families. There are three Beaches resorts, one in the Turks & Caicos and two in Jamaica. [...]

Tips for a Rainy Day in Walt Disney World

The weather doesn't always cooperate on your vacations. Since Walt Disney World is in Florida, you will get some rain showers there, especially in the summer months. It's usually a quick shower, so it's not enough to ruin your day. But there are two ways to handle a rainy day in Disney. I always say that a rainy day in Walt Disney World is better than a sunny day almost anywhere else! You can either let a little rain (or sometimes a lot!) ruin your entire day, or you can put on your poncho and enjoy! The rain usually doesn't [...]

By | 2018-05-20T16:46:21+00:00 May 20th, 2018|Disney Vacations, family vacations, Walt Disney World|

Top 5 Tips for Your Next Visit To Universal Studios Orlando

If your kids are getting a little bit older and love the thrill rides, if you're a Harry Potter fan, or if you like 3-D simulated rides, then it is time to plan a trip to Universal Studios Orlando!! These parks have some amazing thrills, and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is out of this world! You really do feel like you are right in the middle of the Harry Potter books! If you're used to planning a Disney vacation, then there are some things that are definitely different at Universal Studios. In this article, I have given you [...]

By | 2018-05-04T08:01:03+00:00 May 4th, 2018|family vacations, Universal Studios Orlando|

Family Vacations-Why Disney?

I’ve always felt that family vacations are a very important part of raising a family.  Taking a family vacation allows everyone, parents and children, to relax and forget about the stresses and distractions of normal life.  Our favorite family vacation is a Disney vacation.  Whether we go to Disney World, Disneyland or on a Disney cruise, the magic really allows us to connect as a family like no other place. When our family travels to Disney World, the magic takes over the instant we begin to walk down Main Street.  There’s just something about seeing that castle that takes us [...]

Universal’s Volcano Bay Water Park

Volcano Bay is the newest park at Universal Studios Orlando. This water park opened on May 25, 2017, and is very near to the Cabana Bay resort. You can actually walk to Volcano Bay from the Cabana Bay resort. If you are staying at one of the other Universal resorts (Portofino Bay, Hard Rock, Royal Pacific or Sapphire Falls) then you will need to take a complimentary shuttle bus from your resort to Volcano Bay. Tickets The first thing to realize is that you will need a 3 park ticket if you want to include Volcano Bay on your next [...]

By | 2018-04-17T10:04:30+00:00 April 17th, 2018|family vacations, Uncategorized, Universal Studios Orlando|