Friday, November 29, 2013

Black Friday Cruise Sales on Princess, Norwegian and Disney Cruise Lines

Check out these great Black Friday Sales on Cruises. Email me at to book your vacation! 

Princess Thanksgiving Day Sale  - Big Savings! Free upgrades, Free bottle of wine, and  $25 on board credit for select sailings. 
4 Day West Coast Sailings from Los Angeles from $219 per person for an interior cabin
5 Day Caribbean Getaways from Fort Lauderdale from $299 per person for an interior cabin 
VALID TODAY ONLY! Receive up to $1,000 off escorted tours from Gate 1 Travel. 

Norwegians Wrap It Up Early. Reduced deposit plus up to $250* Onboard credit per stateroom.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Tips for finding a last minute deal!

For those of you chasing a last minute deal to an all-inclusive resort in Mexico, Jamaica, or the Dominican Republic - here's a tip: 

The best deals are available when one of the major vacation companies is trying to fill their charter flights. Charter flight fly from: Austin, Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Hartford, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Lansing, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, New York JFK, Newport News, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Rockford, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, and St Louis. 

Flight availability is limited and based on the season, but if you can get to one of these cities, you have a great shot at getting a last minute deal. Email  me at for more details or to book a trip this winter.

Friday, November 15, 2013

Book your own vacation!

Some of the perks of using a travel agent are that I do the research for you, make recommendations, and then answer your questions as you prepare to travel. However, some of you like to see all your options and do some research on your own. 

I have found the perfect compromise for all-inclusive vacations! My own Funjet Vacation page! If you book through this page, I will be there to support you as you prepare to travel, but you can research and make decisions on your own time. Click the link below and starting planning your vacation! 

Click here to start planning your vacation!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Hot Deals from Chicago O'Hare

 7 nights at RIU Bambu in Punta Cana including round trip airfare departing in January from $1,298.49 per person.

RIU Bambu

  7 nights at the all inclusive resort RIU Guanacaste in January 2014 for $1,598.19 per person. Save up to $2,352 per couple. 
RIU Guanacaste

Email me at to reserve your spot! 

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Thinking about Europe? You have options!

One advantage working with a travel agent brings is that you can get a full picture of all your options. Recently, a client approached me about planning a trip to Europe to celebrate her daughter's graduation from college. Here was my response: 

How exciting! You have so many options when it comes to visiting Europe. 

If you want to visit several countries and really make every second count, I recommend an escorted tour. You won't have to worry about any of the details. You'll get to see all the headline attractions in each country with your own personal tour guide. An itinerary could look something like this: 

Another option to see several cities is cruising. The benefit here is that you only unpack once and you have a home base to come back to every night. Plus since meals are all included, it can be a great value. 

Luxury cruise lines like Azamara cruises stay late in port or even overnight so you can really make the most of your time in Europe. 

Mass market cruise lines like Celebrity, Princess, Holland America, or Norwegian offer great itineraries around the Mediterranean. 

River Cruise Lines are smaller and allow you to visit the smaller towns along the major rivers in Europe to get a great sense of local culture. 

If you want to go it alone, many of the major airlines have packages available that combine flights and hotel. 

If you plan to stay in one place for the whole time, renting an apartment through a website like may be a great option. 

With so many options, it just makes sense to have a travel professional guide you through the process of choosing the best option for you and your family.