Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Azul Beach Riviera Cancun

Azul Beach Riviera Cancun is family all inclusive resort about 30 minutes south of the Cancun airport. 

The resort has a family, premium, and adults only section. Families love the Nickelodeon kids' club. The premium section includes Bali beds that can be booked at 3 pm for the next day. 

One unique feature is the Le Chic restaurants onsite. It is one of the best restaurants in the Riviera Maya area. The restaurant has a special reduced price menu for resort guests. 

Be sure to check out the Thursday night Mexican buffet on the beach. 


Is this the right resort for you? Request a quote:  https://www.tripswithangie.com/quote-request.html

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Kid Friendly Europe: Excursions in Naples

Naples, Italy has so much for families. You can experience the history of Pompeii, the gorgeous sites of the Amalfi Coast, visit Capri or hike Mt Vesuvius. 

All Ages

Tour: Pompeii, Sorrento, and Capri for Families-From the marina take a 60-minute jet boat ride to Capri, enjoy an Italian ice before setting sail to Faraglioni Rocks and the Marina Piccola. Afterwards head to Sorrento to shop and enjoy lunch on your own. After lunch the tour continues to Pompeii for a 90 minute visit. The tour finishes up at a cameo factory before heading back to Naples

Duration: 9.5 to 10 hours

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Live Aqua Cancun Tour

Live Aqua is an adults only all inclusive resort in the Cancun Hotel Zone focused on relaxation. 

Some unique features are the six pools with different temperatures and different colors of blue. 

It's definitely worth an upgrade to a suite here. You'll get access to the concierge lounge and have a Bali bed each day - either on the beach or by one of the pools. 

It's a great resort for people with food allergies - especially celiac. About 80% of the menus are already gluten free. 

Is this the right resort for you? Request a quote:  https://www.tripswithangie.com/quote-request.html

Saturday, August 4, 2018

When's the best time to book a vacation?

Cruises: The Earlier the Better
It's to your advantage to book a cruise when the schedule comes out. It's a win/win because you can book a refundable deposit and adjust your booking for any new promotions that are released between when you book and your final payment date.
  • Groups - If you book when the sailings are released, you can secure group rates if you plan to sail with at least 5 cabins. For instance, I'm working with a group who booked their November 2018 cruise in August 2017. They are paying hundreds less than the current rates.
  • Alaska -  If it's important to you to have the best cabin and best views, it's critical to book a year in advance because 50% of the cruise inventory is usually sold out by December for the next summer. 
  • Luxury and river cruises are good to book at least one year in advance and sometimes two years out because the ships are small and popular routes sell out. 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Tour and Review

Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach is a family hotel in the Hotel Zone of Cancun. 

It's unique because you can customize what's included. The resort has three options:
- European Plan: No food or drinks are included
- Club Level: The Club Lounge has a light breakfast and lunch with drinks and an evening happy hour.
- Unlimited Experience: An all inclusive plan 

I think this is a great option for groups or if you plan on spending a lot of time outside the resort. 

Other benefits:
- 4 pools including 3 swim up bars
- A massive kids' club that had a 2 million dollar renovation
- A fantastic Spa
- One of the very few 5 diamond restaurants.

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Kid Friendly Europe: Excursions in Villefranche

Villefranche (Monte Carlo/ Nice)

All Ages

Tour: Monaco, Monte Carlo and Eze- Highlights of this tour include Le Rocher de Monaco, home of the royal Grimaldi family, the Oceanographic Museum, the Monaco Cathedral, and Prince’s Palace. Drive along a section of the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit. Enjoy a three course lunch at the medieval village of Eze. Free time is included at several of the stops.

Duration: 8.5 to 9 Hours

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Azul Beach Riviera Maya 2018

Azul Beach Riviera Maya is a great family all inclusive resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico. 

This resort is a great fit for families with small kids: 
  • It has a small footprint so it's easy to get around. 
  • The resort has all the "stuff" so you don't have to sherpa your entire house onto the plane. 
  • Dining is kid-friendly including baby food
  • The family suites are fantastic 

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