Great Things To Do While In Mexico

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1. Take an expedition to the snow mountaintops of Pico de Orizaba, a dormat volcano and the highest peak in Mexico.
2. Savor chunks of tuna caught (literally) seconds before while on a fishing excursion on the sea of Cortez.
3. Take a speed boat ride to Yelapa, just 45 minutes away from Puerto Vallarta, for a horseback tour of the jungle and a very low-key village ambiance.
4. Book a stay at the delightful Hacienda Petac, a restored 17th century estate with just five bedrooms and colonial antiques, in the Yucatan.
5. Give in to a decadent afternoon of pies, crepes, and cookies – mixed in with great people watching – at Senor Sweets in Cabo San Lucas’ Puerto Paraiso Mall, facing the yacht-filled marina.
6. Go museum and gallery-hopping (and shopping) in Oaxaca for one-of-a-kindart pieces, followed by snack of Chapulines (fried grasshoppers).
7. Take a sailing excursion from Puerto Morelos to the intimate Maroma Beach – jump into the clear waters beneath.
8. Don’t miss a dip at the therapeutic thermal springs of Ixtapan de la Sal, near Valle del Bravo.

9. Go to a traditional folkloric dance performance at Mexico City’s Ballet Folclorico Nacional de Mexico at the Fine Arts Palace.
10. Take a spiritual journey along Palenque National Park, which offers a mixture of dense jungle beauty and Mayan archaeological marvels.
11. Swim in the picture-perfect beaches of La Paz, where fish are plentiful and people are not.
12. Reserve dinner at Mezzanine’s onsite restaurant for unforgettable Mexican fusion and very authentic Thai cuisine, followed by a beachside cocktail under the stars at the property’s champagne lounge.
13. Shop for handicrafts at Patzcuaro’s marketplace, known for its woven goods, silver pieces and ceramics.
14. Stroll along the zocalo (downtown historic center) in Veracruz and attempt to learn the steps of the Danzon after a scrumptious seafood dinner.
15. Make time for a visit to the rocky pool of Las Hamacas and the La Atepatahua and El Atltepetl Falls near Cuetzalan.

16. Book a winter time getaway in Michoacan for the annual monarch butterfly migration.
17. Stroll along the enchanting colonial city of Morelia, with a stop at the Museo del Delce (candy Museum).
18. Have a roaring good time at a Mexican wrestling match (lucha libre), where the colorful costumes and over-the –topness of it all over power the match itself.
19. Splurge on chic shopping and fine dining in Mexico City’s trendy Polanco district.
20. Indulge in a chocolate-covered banana while strolling along Puerto Vallatra’s lively malecon, dotted with a bevy of shops and restaurants.

Things To Do While In The Caribbean

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1.     Watch boatmakers hone their craft by hand in the Out Islands of the Bahamas.
2.     Sip a cold drink while sitting in the shallow, tranquil waters of one of Antigua’s deserted beaches.
3.     Ride bareback on horses through the ocean at Half Moon Rose Hall resort in Jamaica.
4.     Sort through your many, many, unique gourmet dining options in Grand Case, St. Martin.
5.     Jump off the cliffs and into the water at Rick’s Café in Nigril, Jamaica.
6.    See the ocean floor without a scuba license during a deep-sea submarine dive in Georgetown, Grand Cayman.
7.      Sail on a catamaran to Soufriere, St. Lucia, where the Piton Mountains jutting out of the sea will take your breath away.
8.     Take in that same view from above while dining at Ladera, set high up between Soufriere’s two mountains and lookin out to the sea.
9.       Eat jerk chicken as it’s meant to be eaten: roadside in Jamaica.
10.  Be part of the weekly party at Shirley Heights in Antigua, with live reggae and a mountaintop barbeque.
11.   Surf with the pros in one of the best spots in the world, Cabarete, Dominican Republic.
12. Snorkel the underwater trail at Trunk Bay, St. John, with signs posted below the surface to tell exactly what you’re seeing.
13.  Witness bioluminescence firsthand during a nighttime snorkel at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman.
14.  Pamper yourself with an intense personal wellness session at Parot Cay’s COMO Shambala spa and wellness center in Turks and Caicos.
15.   Carnival in Trinidad. Say no more.
16.   Plunge from a rope swing into the rushing waters of Y.S Fall in Jamaica.
17. Watch a pro make conch salad before your eyes – and sample the results – at Our Lucaya in The Bahamas.
18. Get a taste of the upper- class life in your own private villa in Anguilla.
19. Get up close and personal with the friendly and fascinating creatures at Stingray City off the showers of Grand Cayman.
20. Go island-hopping through the Eastern Caribbean to get your frill of every attraction in the water and on island.
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Great things To Do While In Europe

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1. Visit the new three-star Hotel Matysak near Bratislava’a Main Railway Station, a 15-minute walk from the city center, for its unforgettable historical wine cellar – one of the largest archive cellars in Central Europe – as well as one of the city’s best specialty restaurants.

2. Explore the “Tinkers Exhibit” at the Povazie Museum on Zilna and see how Tinkers created decorative and practical objects out of metal wire, which can be gold- and silver-plated and as intricately woven as lace. More than 300 items of the Slovak folk art are housed within a giant bird cage-like structure (made out of wire, naturally).

3. Explore the historical town of Levoca with one of the largest Gothic churches in Slovakia, St. James – boasting the tallest wooden Gothic winged altar in the world – Spisska Kapitula, a one-street walled village from the mid-13th century, and the Spis Castle.

4. Take in a performance at the Slovak National Theater in Bratislava – it’s where Viennese opera fans go for first-class performances at bargain prices. If you prefer dance, there’s ballet, modern and folk, classical concerts, jazz, folk music, rock and all the latest sounds.

5. Purchase some unique Slovak folk objects made of glass, fabric, metals, and jewels, as well as candles and decorative paper products at the In Vivo Shop in Bratislava.

1. Tour Spreewald, 1.5 hours southeast of Berlin, known for its charming canals where you can go bating and sample traditional pickles at the pickle-making facilities.

2. Visit Bautzen, close to the Poland border and home to the smallest Slavic nationals – the Sorbs – known for their traditions, especially the beautifully decorated Easter eggs.

3. In Saxon, Switzerland, located just below Dresden on the Czech border, marvel at the romantic fairyland scenery of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.

4. Explore Dessau, 45 minutes south of Berlin, home to UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites: the Bauhaus Building, the Masters’ Houses and the Garden Realm Dessau-Woerlitz

5. Tour Ore Mountains, a former mining region on the border of the Czech Republic, known worldwide for its folk art, which is still is widely practiced and very popular.

6. Visit Bad Reichenhall, close to the border with Austria in the Bavarian Alps, with beautifully tended parks, an elegant pedestrian area, cozy restaurants and countless historical sights. This alpine town is one of Bavaria’s most precious jewels.

7. Stroll the Fuerst-Pueckler-Park in Bad Muskau, located half in Poland and half in Germany. Designed from 1815 to 1845 on the banks of the Neisse River, it’s one of the biggest landscape parks in Europe and recently named a UNESCO World Heritage site.

8. Take a detour to Zelazowa Wola, the birthplace of Frederic Chopin, and visit the cottage where he was born that’s now a museum.

9. Visit the Lindenau museum in Altenburg south of Leipzig, for its renaissance paintings and antique vases.

10. Visit Karlovy, a traditional, but lively Czech spa town two hours from Prague.

11. See the Czech Republic’s beautifully furnished Nelahozeves Renaissance Castle, with its art collection (Rubens, Valazquez, etc.) musical memorabilia and Delft porcelin.

12. See the beautiful city of Graz in Austria, with its historic monuments and the UNESCO-honored Old Town.

13. Experience Lower Austria’s LOISIUM Weinvisionen Langenlois (wine center) combining stunning architecture, historic wine cellars, and exhibits that capture the art, science, and mythology of winemaking.

14. Go to the Danube Bend, an hour north of Budapest, and see the original royal residence at Esztergom where the Hungarian civilization was born in the 11th century.

15. Dine at the Kor Care in downtown Budapest in the general area of St. Stephen’s Basilica where the food is reported to be fantastic and the Hungarian wines excellent.
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Make Your Fantsy Wedding A Reality

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Whether you’ve dreamed of a wedding in a small adobe church in Arizona, or on a balmy beach in the Caribbean, making your fantasy destination wedding a reality isn’t as difficult — or as expensive — as you might think. More and more couples are heading to exotic locales to say, “I do.”

It’s intimate. Couple’s today are much more mobile than they were in the past, so they’re likely to have friends and family scattered across the country. With the average wedding lasting only four hours, how can a bride and groom spend time with everyone? Having a destination wedding is like taking a mini-vacation with your closest family and friends; instead of one fleeting night, you have several relaxed days to enjoy the company of your nearest and dearest.

It’s easy. The thought of spending the day before the wedding relaxing on the beach instead of running hundreds of errands has caused more than one bride to choose a destination wedding. Brides worry about the difficulties of planning a wedding from thousands of miles away, but the truth is, destination weddings are often far less work than traditional weddings. Most hotels and resorts offer wedding-planning packages and services, meaning the details get taken care of for you. You will have to price tickets and rooms for your guests, but you’ll probably avoid the frenzy of last-minute preparations.

We are your source for customized honeymoon vacations and destination weddings. Our travel consultants are here to assist you with planning your honeymoon vacation – tailor-made to your specific needs. In addition, our travel consultant will plan your destination wedding in one of our many exotic locations – whether it be an inviting tropical beach or the excitement and sophistication of popular cities.

Sandals, one of our most popular all-inclusive resort partners, has partnered with Martha Stewart to create 6 customizable destination package weddings.


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Tahiti’s Outer Islands

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French Polynesia is a true paradise – the ultimate destination for weddings, honeymoons or a beautiful escape. Tahiti’s outer islands offer a true exotic experience beyond the beaten path. Huahine, virtually unknown to tourists, is the ideal place to experience the traditional Polynesian way of life. The ‘lady’ island draws her name from the shape of its lush peaks outlining the body of a pregnant woman. Rangiroa, the largest atoll in the Tuamotu Archipelago, offers adventure and some of the best diving in all of Tahiti. Manihi, home to the first pearl farm, offers guests stays in overwater or premium beach bungalows with spectacular views of stunning turquoise waters.
Featured Resort: Moorea Pearl Resort and Spa
This award-winning property is located near magnificent Cook’s Bay and the new international golf course. The resort offers 28 overwater, 8 beach and 28 garden pool bungalows, and 30 garden view and duplex rooms in traditional Polynesian style. All rooms and bungalows feature air-conditioning, ceiling fan, sundeck, tea/ coffee maker, mini-bar and tele¬vision. You will also enjoy the range of resort facilities such as the gourmet restaurant, bar, boutique, PADI dive center, coral nursery and Manea Spa.
With their balmy breezes, spectacular sunsets, and beautiful beaches, the gorgeous Society Islands provide the ultimate getaway during the cold winter months. A week is all it takes for your clients to indulge in a warm-weather getaway aboard one of the most critically acclaimed deluxe small ships in the world: the m/s

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Savings of 50% off standard cruise fares plus included airfare from Los Angeles
We invite your clients to discover why The Gauguin was recently named one of 2012’s “Top 20 Small Cruise Ships” by readers of Condé Nast Traveler–its 14th year in a row. But they must hurry! This is our most popular itinerary, and space is filling up fast.
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Udaipur Travel Experiences: Beyond Expectations

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Culinary and Restaurants in Udaipur
Whistling Teal
This restaurant with superlative curries and exemplary service is entered through the foyer of the Raj Palace Hotel. Set well back from the street in a putting-green-perfect garden, here you can drink cocktails or smoke a hookah in saddles at the bar. The espresso coffee is the real thing – there is also a small coffee bar fronting Bhattiyani Chohtta.Whistling Teal
This restaurant with superlative curries and exemplary service is entered through the foyer of the Raj Palace Hotel. Set well back from the street in a putting-green-perfect garden, here you can drink cocktails or smoke a hookah in saddles at the bar. The espresso coffee is the real thing – there is also a small coffee bar fronting Bhattiyani Chohtta.

 Jaiwana Haveli Roof Top Restaurant

Jaiwana Haveli was once the private residence of the Thakur of Jaiwana, one of the jagirdars of Maharanas of Mewar. Located in the historic city of Udaipur, the hotel has an unbeatable location. The twenty-four room Jaiwana Haveli hotel is located on the eastern bank of Lake Pichola, and possesses unparalleled views across the sparkling waters and island palaces, to the Aravali Mountains beyond. The hotel is equipped with modern facilities for the modern visitor, with a touch of the Rajput tradition that makes Udaipur one of the most beautiful and historic cities in the world.

 Luxury Hotels and Resorts in Udaipur
Hotel Fateh Garh
Hotel Fateh Garh Udaipur perched on a hill within the very heart of Lake city Udaipur is yet blissfully away from the familiar drone that one travels to make distance from; Hotel Fateh Garh is heritage hotel with lake view and has derived from the Urdu word for victory ‘Fateh’, and ‘Garh’ or fortress in Sanskrit. Hotel Fateh Garh is based on vaastu principles which is vedic architectural style for balance and harmony of natures forces,it has interplay of the male and female aspects which is found more obviously in the spaces referred to as the Mardana Mahal, bold and exhibitionist – traditionally, the palace of the gentry; and the Zanana Mahal, intimate and delicate – traditionally, the palace of ladies.

 The Leela Palace

The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts is owned and managed by Hotel Leelaventure Limited. The Leela Palace Kempinski, Udaipur offers option to choose from 80 beautifully-appointed guest rooms and suites with exquisite amenities and picture perfect views of Lake Pichola and its majestic palaces. Various options include Maharaja Suite, Royal Suite, Duplex Suites, Luxury Suites & Premiere Rooms. Graceful and elegant. Soothing and rich.

The Taj Lake Palace

Taj Lake Palace is managed by “Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces”, one of Asia’s largest and finest hotel company. Accommodations at Taj Lake Palace, are as delightful as the exterior. The decorative gilt moldings, sculpted marble columns, and fine fretwork screens impressed even the Maharaja who held court in this very room in the 1930s. There are countless unique experiences to be had. Indulge in royal Mewar fare at the Lily Pond, where courtesans once welcomed royalty into the folds of the palace. Or sail into a purple sunset on a 150-year old ceremonial barge complete with candlelight and resplendently dressed oarsmen. Indulge in a heritage walk with a royal escort armed with caviar, pate and a bottle of bubbly. Soak in the sounds and sights of the city as your royal butler accompanies you on a shopping trip.

The Oberoi Udaivilas

The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur is located on the banks of Lake Pichola in Udaipur. Conceived as a traditional Indian palace, The Oberoi Udaivilas showcases the rich heritage of the Mewar region of Rajasthan with its rambling courtyards, gentle rippling fountains, reflection pools and verdant gardens. Grand architecture inspired by the palaces of Rajasthan present a picture of majesty resplendent with pavilions and domes that lead you to a journey of discovery. Interiors embellished with decorative domes, hand painted frescoes, intricate mirror work and beautifully crafted artefacts create an ambience of regal splendour.

 Sightseeing Options In Udaipur
City Palace
The well-fortified City Palace is a majestic white monument perched high up on a hill. The main entrance, a triple arched gate named the Tripolia, built in 1725, is a marvel worth seeing. The Suraj Gokhada, the Balcony of the Sun, where the Suryavanshi Maharanas of Mewar, presented themselves in times of trouble to the people to restore their confidence, is another fascinating monument. The Chini Chitrashala is noteworthy for its blue and white ceramics.


A spot once reserved for the royal ladies who strolled here, this well-planned garden is blessed with extensive and shady lawns on the banks of the Fateh Sagar Lake. The garden’s lotus pools and fountains show ancient science since they’ve been placed at a lower level than the Lake, thus being gravity-driven. The main fountain lies in the center on a white marble deck with black marble marking its four corners. On the western face are pavilions, delicately sculptured of black stone that are embraced by more fountains on all sides.

Fateh Sagar

Built by Maharana Fateh Singh, this elegant lake is surrounded on three sides by hills and the Pratap Memorial on the north. One can enjoy boat rides on the rippling waters, and row across to the Nehru Park – an island garden.

Jagdish Temple

Built in 1651 A.D, by Maharaja Jagat Singh I; it is the largest and most splendid temple in Udaipur.

Bharatiya Lok Kala Museum

This Indian folk arts museum displays a rich collection of folk dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls musical instruments and paintings.

Pichhola Lake

The legendary lake that entranced Maharana Udai Singh, is surrounded by hill palaces, temples, bathing ghats and embankments.

Festivals in Udaipur
 Mewar Festival
Mewar festival marks the advent of spring. It is held in March/ April suring the Gangaur festival in Udaipur. The two-day festivities are marked by boat processions – as well as a Shobha Yatra’ wherein elephants, camels, horses and folk artists are out on the streets.

Shilpgram Utsav

Shilpgram Utsav is a 10-day festival in December where visitors can buy an array of exquisite art and crafts.

 Shopping In Udaipur

Udaipur is known for its stylish paintings and delicate handicrafts. It is a paradise for Indian especially Rajasthani art and crafts lovers. You can find items like paintings, statuettes, marble carvings, metal furniture, silver jewelry, colorful fabrics and saris with traditional Batik or tie-and-dye prints, carpets, wooden stuffs, etc.

 Chetak Circle

Chetak Circle is a prominent shopping area of the city of Udaipur. Chetak Circle is visited by a large number of foreign and local tourists throughout the year. Covering a wide space in Udaipur, Chetak Circle makes a wonderful display of traditional Rajasthani items and goods. The shops of Chetak Circle perfectly combine the traditional and the cotemporary Rajasthani items and products.

Lake Palace Road

Many interesting textile stores line the busy Lake Palace Road, along with a good choice of local gift shops, selling colorful wooden statues of much-loved Hindu gods.

Bada Bazaar

Those shopping for either gold or silver jewellery will find that Udaipur’s popular Bada Bazaar is the place to come, also being well known for its extensive selection of fabrics and beautifully worked saris.

Hathi Pol

Hathi Pol (Elephant Gateway), is the south gateway of the City Palace. It is a good example of ancient Rajasthani architecture. It houses samll shops rich with traditional items which essentially grabs visitors attention.

Arts Galleries, Handicraft Emporiums, Museum


It is a Rajasthan government emporium and promotes and markets the traditional handicrafts and artifacts of Rajasthan. You name any handicraft item and it is available here. You get here exquisite lamps, gems and jewelry, carpets, furniture, textiles and furnishings, blue pottery, “Sanganeri” and “Bagru” block print bed sheets, exquisite paintings. So if you are short of time and want to explore more, then for sure visit Rajasthali.

Sadhana Emporium

Sadhana Emporium is a Women’s Handicraft Enterprise. You can find here hand-stitched garments like Kurtas, Duppatas, Sarees etc. Homeware items like Bed Covers, Cushion Covers, Table Covers etc. Also other accessories like, bags, bangles, anklet, ear-rings, necklace etc.

Bhartiya Lok Kala Museum

It is one of the most famous museums of Udaipur, exhibiting the brilliant collection of folk articles of Rajasthan. This rare compilation varies from typical rural-dresses, ornaments, puppets, masks, dolls, folk musical instruments, folk deities and paintings. The museum is comfortably located in the building of Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal near Chetak Circle in Udaipur city.

City Palace Museum
City Palace Museum has a remarkable collection of ancient sculptures, curios, antiques and inscriptions of the bygone era. Located inside the complex of City Palace, this museum is also known as Pratap Museum. As you enter the City Palace, the straight way will take you to this museum of artifacts. The entrance gate of the City Museum is known as Ganesh Deori, which means “Door of Lord Ganesha”.

Wildlife Sanctuaries in Udaipur


Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary

Located in the most rugged of the Aravali in Pali, Rajsamand and Udaipur districts of Rajasthan. It takes name after the impressive historic fort of Kumbhalgarh, which come into view over the Park. It is 578 sq Kms in area and at an altitude of 500 to 1,300m. It is home to a very large variety of wild life, some of which are highly endangered species. The wild life includes wolf, leopards, sloth bear, hyena, jackal, jungle cat, smabhar, nilgai, chaisingh (the four horned antelope), chinkara and hare.

Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary

Feel your adrenalin rising as you set out on adventure safaris to the Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary located at a distance of 5 kilometers from Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary Udaipur lies around the ancient Sajjangarh Palace, perched atop the Bansdara Hill. This wildlife reserve was established with the objective of preserving wild animals like Nilgai, Sambhar, Wild boars, Hyena, Panther, Jackal and a large number of birds and reptiles.
Visit the Jhar water hole or the Jiyan Sagar Lake to get a glimpse of the bustling wildlife at the Sajjangarh Wildlife Reserve in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. A great way to enjoy wildlife safaris at the Sajjangarh Wildlife Sanctuary Udaipur is to embark on a nature trek through the forested and craggy Aravalli’s from the Gorilla Point to the Jiyan Sagar or the Bari Lake.


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Packing Tip and Tricks!

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Packing Tips & Tricks – by Caribbean Resort

The flights are booked, car rented, hotel reserved, and your clients leave tomorrow – time for them to pack! Here are some helpful suggestions you may way want to pass along.
  •    Packing is not a matter of simply throwing necessities into a bag. Just as important as what you pack is how you pack. With that in mind, here are some general packing tips:
  •   To avoid last-minute anxiety, make a thorough packing list before traveling.Avoid over-packing. Do not bring things just because they might come in handy.
  •    Pack mix-and-match clothes to help minimize baggage and yet enjoy variety.
  •   Take things that dry quickly, like synthetic fabrics and lightweight cotton.
  •   Iron before packing and then roll – don’t fold – clothes.
  •      For bulky items like sweaters, stuff the rolled garment toward the foot of a pair of pantyhose – it makes a tight container that takes up less space.
  •   Leave dry–cleaned items in their plastic bags to help avoid wrinkles.
  •   Hang clothes immediately after check-in to prevent wrinkling. If clothes do wrinkle, hang them in the bathroom while taking a hot shower to steam them smooth.
  •   Consider bringing “disposable” clothing, such as older socks, underwear, T-shirts, and even old shoes. Before departing, donate them or throw them out to make room for souvenirs.
  •   Layering is a great way to make a wardrobe more versatile and accommodate changing weather.
  •   Place anything that could ruin clothes, such as liquid make-up, shampoo, and toothpaste, into a sealed plastic bag.
  •      Pack a small lint brush.
  •   Take along your eyeglass prescription in case you lose or break your glasses. Consider buying glasses that darken in the sun to eliminate the need for sunglasses.
  •   If you plan to take along items such as an electric razor or hair drier to a foreign country, check with your hotel to see if you’ll need an adapter.  
  •   Even the lightest traveler should bring a day bag. A small backpack can hold your umbrella, camera, book, souvenirs, and whatever else you want to carry while you go exploring.
  •      A security pouch is essential. Worn concealed under clothing, it is the safest place to keep money, travelers’ checks, passport, and other valuables.
  •      Don’t forget a small “first aid kit” of bare necessities: tweezers, nail clippers, aspirin, antibiotic cream, cotton swabs, anti–diarrheal, and cold medications.
  •   A small, inflatable pillow is indispensable for avoiding a sore neck on a long overnight flight or train ride.

Just because you’ll be covering some rough terrain doesn’t mean you should bear all the bruises to prove it. Pack clothing to suit the adventure. For instance, if you are going on a tour through areas of varying elevation, pack clothing layers so you can adjust what you wear according to the temperature.
  •   Comfortable, sturdy hiking boots.
  •   Thick cotton socks.
  •   Durable nylon trousers, quick to dry and allow your skin to breathe as you perspire.
  •   Loose fitting, comfortable T-shirts and/or sleeved shirts.
  •   Sport sunglasses.
  •   Sunscreen if applicable.
  •   Backpack to carry supplies.

Cool, comfortable and casual is generally the rule on most beach vacations. Slightly more formal wear is a good idea for dining and.
  •  Shorts
  •  T-shirts
  •  Short sleeve shirts
  •  Lightweight slacks or a summer gown for town
  •  Jacket and tie
  •  Sweater for the evening
  •  Swimsuit
  •   Extra large beach towel
  •  Sunscreen
  •  A small, portable radio
  •  Sandals
  •  A good pair of walking shoes
Any city tour will almost certainly have one constant: lots and lots of walking! You will want to keep your feet warm, dry, and blister-free, so proper footwear is crucial. Beyond shoes, the proper accessories can also help make or break your experience.
  •  Sturdy, comfortable sneakers or walking shoes.
  •  Waterproof boots.
  •  Comfortable trousers, a light casual dress, or other loose-fitting clothing.
  •  Shorts
  •  Front zipping light jacket that can be easily removed and tied around waist.
  • A small collapsible umbrella and/or a plastic poncho.
  • A small day bag or backpack.
  • A phrase book for the local language.
Cruise vacations are casual by day, however, evening attire can vary by ship. Guests on luxury lines may dress more formally for dinner, while other vessels might have a more relaxed atmosphere. Attire should be appropriate for the destination climate, as well.
  •  Swimwear
  •  Sunglasses
  •  Sunscreen
  •  Jackets and ties; elegant slacks and blouse or a summer gown if dining is formal.
  •  Shorts
  •  T-shirts
  •  Short sleeve shirts
  •  Sweater for the evening
  •  Comfortable walking shoes and a day bag or light backpack, for exploring ports of call
Though some ski destinations actually have temperate climates, while you are skiing it will get cold, so be sure to pack plenty of warm clothing for protection.
  •  Warm sweaters
  •  Fleece jacket
  •  Gloves or mittens
  •  Long underwear
  •  Knitted wool cap or other warmth-retaining headwear
  •  Hair-band to keep your ears warm
  •  Waterproof or quick-drying nylon pants
  •  Scarf

Things to See and do in Cancun & Riviera Maya

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Things to do in Cancun

You will never run out of things to do during your Cancun vacation! Check out these pages for ideas and help with planning your itinerary for a fun-filled Cancun vacation of a lifetime. You can enjoy a wide range of watersports, rise to the challenge on our championship golf courses, take the family to one of our world renowned eco-parks, or just lie back and be pampered at one of our luxurious spas. For those of you looking to tie the knot in this romantic location and are planning the ultimate Cancun wedding you need look no further. As Cancun’s only official website, is here to provide you with all the information you need to plan the perfect Cancun vacation with things to do for every day of the week if you so wish. Use our Trip Planner to make sure you take your itinerary and contact details with you.


Cancun Watersports
Cancun watersports will delight even the most avid watersports enthusiast. Cancun watersports offer some of the best scuba diving, snorkeling and sportfishing in the world! You can even charter your own sailboat with crew and equipment for an adventurous day out on the open sea or a romantic sunset cruise!

Cancun Adventure
For the most exhilarating adventure tours in Cancun, look no further. Cancun adventure tours are suitable for all the family. You can enjoy some of the longest zip lines in Latin America, go mountain biking, drive through the jungle in open top jeeps and swim in cenotes. Cancun adventure tours can be tailor-made to be as challenging as you choose.

Mayan Culture
Cancun’s Mayan Culture is its crowning glory. The aura of mystery and majesty still lingers around the Mayan archaeological sites such as Chichen Itza, Tulum and Coba to mention but a few. These are all within easy reach of Cancun by bus, or car or on one of the many tours.

Cancun Restaurants
Cancun restaurants offer such a varied choice of cuisine, with everything from downtown traditional Mexican restaurants to ultra-chic restaurants dotted alongside the Nichupte lagoon. You will find something to suit all tastes and budgets, and get fantastic service with a smile wherever you go.

Cancun Nightlife
Cancun nightlife is the main attraction for many of our visitors on a Cancun vacation. The Hotel Zone boasts some of the best nightclubs in the world playing everything from salsa to disco to R & B and live music venues. You will find something to suit all ages and tastes.

Cancun Shopping
Shop ‘til you drop in the super Cancun shopping malls! You can choose anything from the Mercado 28 – a handicrafts market – to the ultra modern shopping mall Plaza Las Americas or Luxury Avenue filled with designer stores.

Weddings in Cancun
Your Cancun wedding will surely be a one of a kind celebration in one of the most romantic locations in the world. Turquoise waters and powdery white sand together with year-round sunshine will make for an unbeatable venue for your special day.
Cancun Spas
Cancun is one of the premier spa destinations in the world with a choice of more than thirty Cancun spa resorts awaiting you to transport your mind, body and spirit to a nirvana of pure bliss.
Puerto Morelos
Puerto Morelos is a friendly, laid-back fishing village located only 35km from Cancun. You will be seduced by the bohemian, tranquil atmosphere and natural beauty and charm which transport you a million miles away from the glitz and glamour of Cancun.
Cancun Adventure & Ecotourism Tours
Cancun Adventure & Ecotourism tours can be fun for all the family. You can tailor make your tour to include driving through the jungle in an open top jeep, mountain biking through the undergrowth, and swimming in the cool, fresh waters of the cenotes.

Cancun Ecological Theme Parks
There are many amazing ecological theme parks near Cancun. You can get to them easily by car or bus or take one of the choice of tours on offer.
The most popular ecological theme park near Cancun is Xcaret. Xcaret is a huge eco-park so it is worth getting there early in the morning to take full advantage of its beauty. You will get to see wildlife in it natural habitat surrounded by the most beautiful flora and fauna. There is safe snorkeling in the calm inlets, and there is even a natural underground river you can swim along to cool off. Don’t miss the spectacular Mexican Folkloric Show in the evening. A must see for all the family!

Another very popular day out is to Xel-Ha, one of the world’s largest natural aquariums which is made up of a series of inlet and lagoon systems. Xel Ha means ‘the place where water is born’.
For those of you that love snorkeling, El Garrafon will amaze you with its natural beauty and its plethora of coral and multicoloured fish found in the crystalline ocean.

Swim with Dolphins in Cancun
Swimming with dolphins in Cancun is the highlight of many people’s vacation and is an opportunity not to be missed. Children as young as 3 can enjoy this fun experience.

Cancun Nature Reserves and Protected Areas
You can visit some of the most beautiful nature reserves and protected areas near Cancun. The flora and fauna is incredible and you will have the chance to observe wildlife such as monkeys, whale sharks, flamingos, crocodiles, marine turtles and so much more in their natural habitat.
Cancun Aquariums
You are guaranteed a spectacular day out at the Interactive Aquarium Cancun. You can swim with dolphins and even meet sharks face to face in total safety. You can also visit Xel Ha, the world’s largest natural aquarium, or go to Xcaret to the Coral Reef Aquarium.

Isla Mujeres – Isla Contoy – Isla Holbox
Isla Majors only a short hop from Cancun and is most famous for its beautiful beaches El Garrafon with its incredible snorkeling opportunities.
Isla Contoy is about 30km north of Isla Mujeres and apart from its natural beauty it is considered to be the most important nesting place for sea birds in the Mexican Caribbean with more than 150 species of birds.
Isla Holbox is separated from the mainland coast of Mexico by a shallow lagoon which gives sanctuary to thousands of flamingos, pelicans and other exotic birds and creatures. During July and August you even have the chance to swim with the whale shark – a phenomenon not be missed!


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Seven Steps to Burnout prevention

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Renew Your Life
It is said that it is our birthright to live a life filled with joy and happiness. Yet, in our day-to-day life, stress and hectic often dominate us and we have to be creative to ensure a healthy balance.

How can we assure that all parts of our being are nurtured: our body, mind and soul? How can we happily strive for fulfilment and success in our work, live a joyful and fulfilled relationship and family life and make enough space just for our self? Life is a journey as we all know and we have to overcome challenges and difficult situations. Unfortunately, there is the human tendency to do too much, to spend more time fixing the outer issues then taking care of us. The good news is that we have the chance to re-discover the greatness and beauty of our life again and again.

How do we prevent ourselves from burning away our precious time? Alexandra Kubica, burnout specialist at the Alpen-Karawanserai Time Design Hotel in Austria will teach in her upcoming Burnout Prevention programme “Alisanta – re-discover the lightness of being” from April 27 to May 11, how to stay away from wasting our days in the endless treadmill of often self inflicted stress and anxiety.

The first step is to watch out for the symptoms of an emerging burnout, both physical and emotional:
Physical signs and symptoms of burnout:
  • Feeling tired and drained most of the time

  • weak immune system, feeling sick a lot

  • Frequent headaches, back pain, muscle aches

  • Change in appetite or sleep habits

Emotional signs and symptoms of burnout:

  • Sense of failure and self-doubt

  • Feeling helpless, trapped, and defeated

  • Detachment, feeling alone in the world

  • Loss of motivation

  • Increasingly cynical and negative outlook

  • Decreased satisfaction and sense of accomplishment

7 Tips for Burnout Prevention:

1.     Think well of yourself. Acknowledge the good things you do every day in your life. Do not look for the big things but recognize your kindness, your willingness and your good will in every step you take. Be kind to yourself.

2.     Start the day with a relaxing ritual. Rather than jumping out of bed and going right into action, spend at least fifteen minutes meditating, writing in your journal, doing gentle stretches, or reading something that inspires you.

3.     Adopt healthy eating, exercising, and sleeping habits. When you eat right, engage in regular physical activity, and get plenty of rest, you have the energy and resilience to deal with life’s hassles and demands.

4.     Set boundaries. Don’t overextend yourself. Learn how to say “no” to requests on your time. If you find this difficult, remind yourself that saying “no” allows you to say “yes” to the things that you truly want to do.

5.     Take a daily break from technology. Set a time each day when you completely disconnect. Put away your laptop, turn off your phone, and stop checking email.

6.     Nourish your creative side. Creativity is a powerful antidote to burnout. Try something new, start a fun project, or resume a favourite hobby. Choose activities that have nothing to do with work.

7.     Learn how to manage stress. For instance, when you feel under pressure become aware of your thinking patterns. Why do you put yourself under pressure? Is there something you might be able to let go? Learning how to manage stress can help you regain your balance.


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Why Use A Travel Professional?

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As Travel Professionals it is our job to have the information and knowledge that you are looking for when it comes to plan your next travel experience. Through continuous training, certification, and first-hand experience we offer our clients an invaluable wealth of knowledge and experience. Save yourself the time, hassle, and stress of doing it yourself and use a Travel Professional. Your experience is far too important to be left up to chance.
With personal contacts at more than 400 cruise lines, hotels, resorts, and premier destinations worldwide, we puts these relationships to work for you.
We provide access to special offers and packages, room upgrades, free nights, restaurant reservations, VIP nightclub access, shopping and exhibit specials, private guides, and much more.
You can rest assured knowing your personal preferences are reflected in every aspect of your travel experience, delivering the best value for your time and money. You will also have the assurance of a professional on your side in the unfortunate event of an emergency.
Personal Relationship
Most importantly, the relationship that you build with our Travel Professionals is one that can last a lifetime. We build real relationships with our clients and as a result they come to us year after year, not only for their travel planning needs, but also just to check in, ask any questions they may have, or to refer their friends and family.


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