I recently came across a blog that described a year ending journey to New Orleans. The writer, Beth at YourJourneyByBeth, brought such wonderful and fun memories back to me I had to share it with you. New Orleans is a complicated city in that it can be many things to many people. We’ve all heard of “Bourbon Street” and the parties but Beth brings to light some of the most incredible things about NOLA. The food is amazing. From true Cajun dishes to regal French offerings you can always find just what you are looking for. The lodging options are just as varied with standard chain hotels to fabulous century old accommodations. This was truly a treat to read and I hope you take a few minutes to check it out.
For those of you wondering why I mention another travel blog when I am just beginning the journey of my own, I believe in giving my customers valuable information at all times. A well-informed traveler is a happy traveler. I have destination information available for New Orleans and other great places around the US. Please feel free to email or call whenever you want to discuss any travel plans you have. You can find me at:
The Riu Club Hotel Tequila in Playa del Carmen, Mexico
I recently read an article in the LA Times stating that the number of brides and grooms choosing to have their wedding away from home was on the rise. There are a number of reasons for this change in attitude by couples. It is often hard for a couple to limit the number of guests invited to a hometown wedding. Not so with a destination wedding. Many guest who would attend a wedding at home will not travel for the same wedding. Couples are finding that the atmosphere is more relaxed and they are able to enjoy more time with their guests. Another factor is that the destination wedding is often much less expensive than the hometown wedding. The bride and groom can choose either to pay for their guests travel or have the guests pay their own way. Mexico, Hawaii and the Caribbean are still the top destination choices for weddings.
As a professional travel agent specializing in Mexico and romantic travel, I find that my clients who choose destination weddings are enjoying the romance of it all. Exotic locations with beach side nuptials and day trips or excursions for the pre-wedding parties are all the more reason to choose a destination wedding. The couples are traveling with their guests several days prior to the wedding and staying up to a week after the guests leave to experience the pleasure of their honeymoon in the same beautiful location. All in all, it is no wonder couples are choosing to say their vows away from home. I have wedding requirements for the various destinations as each country is different. Let me know if you would like me to send you information on requirements.
Categories: Beaches, Destinations, Weddings, Yapa Now Travel
Tags: Caribbean, Costa Rica, Destination Weddings, Hawaii, Mexico, Relationships, Wedding, Weddings
If you already read the About page, you know I love my job as a travel agent and I absolutely love Mexico. I fell in love with Mexico on my first visit. The warm ocean breeze and the beautiful flora and fauna in the Riviera Maya area was breathtaking compared to our little slice of paradise in Texas. This soon became my dream destination spot. I vowed to return over and over to explore and discover more of this incredible country. Long after witnessing a beautiful wedding beach side and experiencing as much as possible, I had an opportunity to become a travel agent and share my knowledge and experience with others. I jumped at the chance. I now specialize in Mexico and romantic travel including destination weddings, honeymoons and weddingmoons.
There are as many different types of vacations in Mexico as there are the world over. With everything from beach destinations, Mayan ruins to explore, culinary tours and luxury resorts to destination dream weddings, Mexico has it all. The Mexico tourism board has created a motto stating “Mexico The place you thought you knew.” I always tell my clients what an incredible adventure it is, no matter what the destination or purpose and upon their return they admit, it was not the Mexico they had heard about.
Yapa Now Travel – Because you deserve a little something extra.
Categories: Beaches, Destinations, Uncategorized, Weddings, Yapa Now Travel
Tags: Cancún, Mexico, Playa del Carmen, Riviera Maya, Texas, Travel and Tourism, Wedding, Yucatán Peninsula