40th Birthday Vacation Ideas

I LOVE planning a fun celebration vacation! At the moment I’m working with several groups to plan birthday vacations. Some are girls trips and others are couples beach vacations. And a few are big, bucket-list family trips to celebrate a milestone birthday. In fact, I’m working on planning my OWN 40th birthday vacation! While it’s still Read more about 40th Birthday Vacation Ideas[…]

Last Minute Spring Break Ideas for Your Family

Like many travelers, immediately after the holiday hustle you may have started planning Spring Break, summer travel or even thinking about taking “that big trip” now that the kids are a little older. January is traditionally the busiest travel booking month of the year and YES things have been busy! I have families right now booking Read more about Last Minute Spring Break Ideas for Your Family[…]

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Hotel Esencia – An Oasis of Wellness in the Riviera Maya

From the moment you arrive at Hotel Esencia, located about half way between Playa del Carmen and Tulum, Mexico in the Riviera Maya, everything is a bit of a discovery. With only one demure sign signaling the resort’s entrance, you travel slowly through the jungle on a small road, before arriving at the small “front Read more about Hotel Esencia – An Oasis of Wellness in the Riviera Maya[…]

Hotel UNICO Mexico – Best New All-Inclusive in Riviera Maya

As a travel designer, I’m constantly getting the inside scoop on new destinations, travel experiences and accommodations around the world.  I’ve been hearing about Hotel UNICO Mexico for the past few months, so of course I jumped at the opportunity to tour this nearly completed resort this week. The verdict? Hotel UNICO Mexico is definitely at the Read more about Hotel UNICO Mexico – Best New All-Inclusive in Riviera Maya[…]

Horse Rides in the Dominican Republic

Outside of Granada, Nicaragua, I don’t think I’ve EVER seen so many horses. In the Dominican Republic, horses are used for transportation, work, and yes, even tourism. Here is what you need to know about horse rides in the Dominican Republic. Get a Good Personal Recommendation There are a lot of horses and you’ll quickly Read more about Horse Rides in the Dominican Republic[…]

Visiting the El Limon Waterfall in the Dominican Republic

El Limon Waterfall is considered to be one of the best waterfalls in the Dominican Republic. Located in the highlands of the Samana Peninsula, about half way between Las Galeras and Las Terrenas, these 52’ falls are definitely one of the top things to do in the Samana Peninsula. Accessing the falls While nearly 99% Read more about Visiting the El Limon Waterfall in the Dominican Republic[…]

Sublime Samana – Family Travel Perfection in Remote Dominican Republic

The Samana Peninsula, the small but mighty burst of land that sticks out of the northeast corner of Hispanola island – is a world away from the mega, all-inclusive resorts of Punta Cana. To me, it feels a lot like Tulum Mexico in comparison to the busier, more modern stretch of beach around Cancun. Here Read more about Sublime Samana – Family Travel Perfection in Remote Dominican Republic[…]