Mukul Resort Nicaragua – Resort vs Residences – What to book

A few years ago my family spent the summer traveling around Central America. While we had some epic adventures in Panama and Costa Rica, discovering Nicaragua was an absolute highlight. And spending time at Mukul Resort Nicaragua on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua was a very special experience. This resort was still shiny and new when Read more about Mukul Resort Nicaragua – Resort vs Residences – What to book[…]

Things to do on Holbox Island Mexico with Kids

Far from the pumping music and high energy of Cancun and Playa del Carmen on Mexico’s Caribbean coast, but still only about 2 hours from the Cancun airport, lies the low-key and uber family-friendly Isla Holbox (pronounced hol-bosh). Despite massive development in recent years of the Riviera Maya, the stretch of beach between Cancun and Read more about Things to do on Holbox Island Mexico with Kids[…]

Grand Canyon Spring Break With Kids

The Grand Canyon is a bucket list destination for many family travelers. The awesome magnitude of the Grand Canyon, combined with some other family-friendly America West adventures, makes for a great Spring Break family trip. During March and April, the weather in the southwest is generally very comfortable, with temperatures in the 70’s and even Read more about Grand Canyon Spring Break With Kids[…]

Packing for an All Inclusive Resort Vacation

Many of the families I work with are booking all inclusive vacations for the first time. And it’s not surprising when you look at the extraordinary value today’s all inclusive resorts offer; suites packed with family amenities, plenty of great dining options, specialized family concierge support, pools and beaches and best of all – no Read more about Packing for an All Inclusive Resort Vacation[…]

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[…]