Category: Travel Planning

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Vidanta Ambassador Program – Free Voucher Opportunity!

Vidanta Ambassador Program We’ve been Vidanta members for over ten years now.  Through our ownership, we’ve had some truly unforgettable experiences: Gazing out over the Bay of Banderas, seeing whales breaching the surface to land back with a crash of spray, catching red snapper right and left out of a little fishing boat, diving in the crystal waters off the coast of the Riviera Maya, helping baby turtles escape their predators in their first flight to the sea, visiting amazing pre-historic ruins and hearing the stories of the ancient peoples of Mexico. Because we are long-time owners, we are part...

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What to Pack for that Warm Weather Vacation!

Packing for your vacation is usually one of the last things you work on before your trip, which makes it very easy to forget things.  In that last-minute rush, with all the other considerations on your mind, you can leave your pills on the counter or your must-have pair of shoes under the bed.  This Packing List for Vacation can help you run through everything a few times before that final Zip-Up-the-Bag moment. Different vacations call for different lists.  Dwaine and I have traveled all over the world, on tours, cruises, resort stays and independent trips, so we’ve been able...

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Should You Buy Travel Insurance?

I Should Have Bought the Trip Protection Insurance! You’ve saved for months or years for that fantastic cruise or resort stay.  You’re packed and ready to go – and then disaster strikes.  A close relative becomes ill.  You fall and injure yourself.  Or you’re already on the road and the plane has a mechanical problem, causing you to miss a day or two of your trip.  Your luggage winds up in Toledo, Ohio and you’re in Toledo, Spain.  Or – worst of all – you need medical attention while on your trip and your own health insurance won’t cover you....

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Mexican Currency Exchange – Should I Get Pesos Before Traveling to Mexico?

One of the most common questions we’re asked when sending clients to our sunny southern neighbors is Should I get pesos before traveling to Mexico?  And if the answer were simple, it probably wouldn’t be asked so often. The answer is, “It depends.” In this article, I’ll go through some of the ins and outs of Mexican currency exchange to help you decide what’s best for you. First – What kind of trip are you taking? If you’re going for a week, and your destination is an all-inclusive resort where you plan on parking your behind on a lounge chair...

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Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta – A Private Chef Experience

Looking for a truly unique experience that brings your friends together for an unforgettable evening?  Check out the Private Chef Experience at Grand Luxxe Neuvo Vallarta! Recently, Dwaine and I traveled to Nuevo Vallarta with three other couples to stay at The Residence at Vidanta.  This four-bedroom, 6,000 sq. ft. unit is currently the largest unit available at Vidanta (though the Jungle Estates are being constructed as you read this – more on that later). The point of our two-week stay was to reconnect with our friends.  Life gets busy, even being retired.  We travel quite a lot, so making...

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B.E.A.C.H.: Best Escape Anyone Can Have

Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta offers the best B.E.A.C.H. on the Bay of Banderas.  But it’s not just the sand and surf.  B.E.A.C.H. stands for the Best Escape Anyone Can Have.  It’s a quick way to think about what to look for in a vacation getaway. Just take a moment now to think about what you want most in a vacation. Start with being taken care of from the minute you land in Mexico.  Vidanta’s complimentary transportation to the resort from the airport starts you on your way to a stress-free check-in process.  There’s something calming and reassuring in having someone waiting...

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What is a Bucket List . . . And Why You Should NOT Make One

Don’t make a Bucket list, Live your Bucket list. It has become a popular thing for people to talk about things they want to do or experience before they die. We call them “bucket lists” – a place to store all those plans and dreams you want to realize . . . well, someday. I was a part of the same thinking for many years, until several  experiences gave me some good reasons to look at it in a different way. Seize the Opportunity We were with a group of long-time friends at the Vidanta resort in Mazatlan when we...