Turning your usual into spectacular

by Elizabeth Schlesener Finding the “new” in something familiar can turn an OK trip into a fantastic trip.  My family and I recently returned from an almost two-week excursion out west, and did just this.  Our family is familiar with Montana, as my husband was born and raised there, and all his side of the … Read more

USA Summer 2020 Road Trips & Travel: How to Plan & What to Expect

By Elizabeth Schlesener, Travel Advisor Perhaps you’re like me, and the long days of quarantine have you aching to travel. But what does that look like amid our current COVID-19 world?  To start, let me give you a brief snapshot of my family’s recent getaway in Northern Michigan. Certainly, things felt different with the addition of masks, sanitizers, … Read more

6 Secrets of Sandals and Beaches Resorts

Shhh. .  I have a secret! Who doesn’t love a secret? Actually, I have several secrets that will make your stay at a Sandals or Beaches Resort more enjoyable. Spa use is included All Sandals and Beaches Resorts offer the Red Lane Spa, a delightful facility with steam room, sauna, plunge pools and relaxation areas.  … Read more

When is a good time to travel?

Did you know that September is one of the lowest traffic months for travel almost anywhere in the world?  The reason is simple: school has just begun again and families are home adjusting to their new schedules.  Vacations are over, so many destinations are quieter, less crowded and a better value. Caribbean & Mexico Yes, … Read more

“Filled with wisdom & ingenuity”

It’s encouraging to have your career supported by outside sources.  On May 14, 2020 A Forbes article quotes Consumer Expert Chip Bell, “travel sites are filled with data and information; travel agents are filled with wisdom and ingenuity.”  The article continues with 10 things a travel advisor can do for you: Prepare you for the … Read more

How Much Should Your Honeymoon Cost by Destination?

The first question we hear from engaged couples is usually: “I’ve always dreamed of visiting a certain island for my honeymoon; what does it cost?” “Where should we consider going? We just don’t know what is possible with the funds we have.” An all-inclusive honeymoon appeals to many couples, as most of the costs are … Read more

Lifetime Dreams Fulfilled

Steve always dreamed of seeing the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City.  The first time I met Steve and his wife, Chris, we talked about their desires and their past travel experiences so I could get a better feel for what they wanted this trip to include.  They have been to New York … Read more

Does the Internet Really Save Money?

But do you really? Here are some real client examples I received a call from a groom who researched and selected the place he wanted to go; he just needed help with the details.  I put him with one of our advisors and she immediately saved him over $700!  During their first conversation, she discovered … Read more