Monday, December 16, 2013

Vacation Booking Tips
I have had lots of people call me for last minute trips.  Then, when we talk airfare, it almost negates any savings.  As for the holidays, high season rates begin a week to 10 days before Christmas and last until mid-April.  The only way to avoid this is to book early

Here is my suggested time frame to book vacations for next year.  The best advice is book as early as you can.  If your choice is late spring, summer and fall, book in January and February.  These are the two best months for pricing cruises, any location and airfare.  There are great rates in the fall.  Just remember August through October is hurricane season.  If you are thinking of the holidays for a vacation which I don’t recommend, you want to book mid-July through early September.  For the get out of the cold January and February months, book in August and September.  Spring break is another non-recommended vacation time.  If you must travel then, book September and October for the best prices.  October is also a great month to book cruises for the next year. The longer you wait, the more expensive everything gets.

I hope this helps plan your vacation.  For any kind of assistance, I am an email or phone call away.  Happy Holidays.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

A Bit of Belize

Shared From Caye Caulker 
After so long in the Spanish speaking world, Belize came as a bit of a shock – a small English speaking enclave on the shores of the Caribbean!! The language comes from the country's pre-independence history as British Honduras and the fact that apparently a good proportion of its population are descended from the pirates and buccaneers that used to frequent these parts!!

I say that the language spoken is English – but not quite as we know it!! When the locals are speaking with native English speakers they have an amazing Caribbean lilt that makes you want to break out into a big grin just on hearing it. But when they embark on a conversation amongst themselves the creole becomes a familiar yet indecipherable stream of words that you think might be English, but you're never quite sure! (read more...)

Thursday, February 21, 2013

My New Blog

First of all, thank you for actually spending time taking a look at a blog post titled: "My New Blog".  I figured I had to start somewhere and this is what I came up with.

Boeing 787 "Dreamliner"
So, what will I be posting to this blog?  The answer: anything travel related!  This will not be a place to find deals or be sold on special packages, but rather a collection of interesting articles about places you may never have considered visiting, stories related to travel whether it be information about the 787 Dreamliner battery issues, the Carnival Triumph's power failure or the island of St. Lucia, recently named one of the most beautiful places on earth due to it's volcanic land formations, lush green vegetation and turquoise blue waters...

I'm looking forward to sharing my random thoughts and interests related to the world of travel, I invite you to comment with the first thing that comes to mind.  Share your expediences, contribute a tip, disagree with me (but then you must tell us why) or start a new topic.  I'm anxious to see this blog fill with real life stories, so write often and feel free to ramble!

If you're in Kansas City or the Midwest, you know today was a pretty good snow day - 10 inches! (or pretty bad, depending on how you feel about snow)  I am a skier so I tend to look at a day like today with excitement and a positive attitude.  That said, it's shoveling time...  Be Back soon!