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Relax Your Mind at Vidanta

A stay at a Vidanta resort is a perfect way to re-energize your mind, body and soul. After a day of beautiful weather and sunshine, you’ll find your day of relaxation doesn’t end at sundown. Whether you spend the day with family at the beach, playing in the sand, boogey-boarding, swimming or playing beach volleyball; or whether you decide to lounge by the pool while the famous Vidanta service pampers you with delicious food and drinks, you’ll find relaxation extends all the way to the evening. Book a delicious dinner through your on-floor concierge, and on the way, stop at...

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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 all day, sipping those...

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Vidanta Grand Mayan – A Celebration of Vacation

The Grand Mayan is the perfect vacation destination for you and your family. With five locations scattered across Mexico, you can be free to design the vacation of your dreams. Flexibility is what sets the Grand Mayan apart from other resorts, and even other accommodations within Vidanta. You can choose a Grand Mayan in any of the following locations: Nuevo Vallarta (just minutes north of Puerto Vallarta) Riviera Maya (along the beautiful Caribbean coastline of Quintana Roo, south of Cancun) Los Cabos (in San Jose del Cabo – a quieter, quainter location than the rowdy Cabo San Lucas) Acapulco (on...

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Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta – Your Best Family Vacation Destination

The Grand Luxxe is Your Best Family Vacation Destination Having traveled all over the world, to hotels, on cruises, city condominiums and exotic resorts, Dwaine and I agree that the Grand Luxxe is simply the best family vacation destination. Whether you’re staying in Nuevo Vallarta just outside of Puerto Vallarta on the magnificent Banderas Bay, or in the Riviera Maya, with it’s calm turquoise-blue Caribbean water, the Grand Luxxe provides everything you want in a perfect family vacation. Removing the Hassle of Family Travel: Step One, Find the Right Space Traveling with family, while rewarding, comes with a big bundle...

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Traveling to Mexico in the Age of COVID-19

We often have friends who ask, “Are you still traveling these days?” The answer is “Yes” and “No.” Yes we are still traveling. We just returned from a trip to Palm Springs to visit friends there. I traveled to Georgia to help a friend who’d had surgery. And in November, we will make our annual pilgrimage to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. But No, we aren’t traveling as much, or in exactly the same way. We’re much more careful when moving through crowded areas, such as airports. We think about the type of experience we want to have and match it up...

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Vidanta Nuevo Vallarta – A Day of (Permissable) Decadence!

A review of Vidanta from our friend, Alex, a first-time visitor to the Nuevo Vallarta resort. We invited him and his family to come for a visit while they were in town this past November. Just worked it out with the concierge – they got wrist bands and a charge account, just like any other guest. Here’s his observations Luxury. Calm. Carefree. Metaphysically decadent. I played that game where I challenged myself to – without thinking – write the first three words that came to my mind as I reflected on spending time at the Grand Luxxe resort in Nueva...

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Vidanta Ambassador Program – Voucher Opportunity!

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 of the Vida...

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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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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...