By Jayleen Gerace, January 14, 2018
2018 is your year to explore what lies beyond our borders and oceans. Wherever you go this year take time to appreciate the diversity in our big, beautiful world.
The Caribbean was hit hard by hurricanes this year, but nearly 80% of the islands are still gorgeous destinations open for tourism business. Luckily, the picturesque island of Antigua is one of them.
Read anything about the island, and you’re bound to learn that Antigua has exactly 365 beaches – one for each day of the year. You’ll also read about the island’s endless days of sun and stunningly gorgeous azure water. And while these things are true, they don’t capture the heart of this friendly little island, a former English colony where cricket games are an afternoon tradition and colorful roadside restaurants beckon with cornmeal and okra dumplings and cold bottles of Wadadli, the local lager.
Barely a hundred square miles, Antigua is particularly accessible, and exploring by car is a fun and rewarding experience – just stay alert for the bearded goats who sometimes wander into the road! Here are our personal recommendations for exploring the island:
Looking for some new vacation ideas in the United States? We brought together three unique destinations from the west, middle and eastern span of the USA! All are incredibly different offering a wide range of amazing and unique experiences. Click through below for a more in-depth look and to view some ways to enjoy these great locales - your Travel Agent is ready to assist with all of the details. Happy Exploring across the USA!
Half the battle of a successful family getaway is picking the right location. What does it take for an island to meet the mark? First, the basics: abundant sunshine, pristine beaches and a safe atmosphere. After that comes plenty of family-friendly activities and opportunities for adult relaxation. The right destination also needs to be easy to get to and get around. That's a tall order, but luckily there are plenty of viable options. Here are our personal favorites guaranteed to make everyone happy.
Note: Many of our clients think they should avoid the Caribbean due to recent hurricane damage. We can assure you that the islands listed below, as well as 70% of the Caribbean islands, are definitely open for business and would gladly welcome your visit.
Few among us are lucky enough to sleep well on an overnight flight. But just because you can't get a full eight-hours of quality shut-eye doesn't mean you're doomed to a night of endless sitcom reruns. Arrive at your destination ready to go with these tried-and-true tactics.
Get to Know Barbados Before You Travel There This Winter
Barbados is the eastern-most Caribbean island. The island was created by the collision of the Atlantic crustal and Caribbean plates, along with a volcanic eruption. Later coral formed, accumulating to approximately 300 feet. It is geologically unique, being actually two land masses that merged together over the years.
The Island of Oahu
Oahu is home to the city of Honolulu which is the capital of Hawaii. It is also where you will find Waikiki Beach and Pearl Harbor. It is a city with towering hotels, apartment buildings and condos. But, within the city and outside the city are many wonderful gems to enjoy and explore.
Not that it takes much convincing, but here are 10 reasons why you and your loved one or family should choose to cruise for your next vacation.
Mexico Doesn't Always Mean Party
Going wild in Mexico doesn't necessarily mean a beach vacation dancing on tabletops. In fact, Cancun is a short distance from lush parks hosting wildlife of another sort. Neon pink flamingos, howler monkeys, brilliant toucans and mysterious sea turtles are just a few of the locals you can meet. The Northern Hemisphere's largest barrier reef, natural springs, mangrove swamps, salt marshes, thick jungle, woods, cenotes and waters off the coast host great blue herons, anteaters, giant iguanas, ocelots , manatees and countless other animals.
Just a short ride from the resorts of Cancun and the Riviera Maya are the eco-parks of Xcaret, Xel-Ha and Tres Rios. Xcaret and Xel-Ha have swim with dolphin programs.