Category: Travel Planning

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Should I Get Pesos Before Traveling to Mexico?

This is one of the most common questions we’re asked when sending clients to our sunny southern neighbors.  And if the answer were simple, it probably wouldn’t be asked so often. The answer is, “It depends.” 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 cold, delicious Mexican cocktails, then you probably don’t need to worry about it.  Take a handful of $1 bills for tips and small things on the way,...

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Grand Luxxe Nuevo Vallarta – A Private Chef Experience

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 time with people can get difficult, and spending time with all of them together is downright rare!  So we planned this getaway a year ago to...

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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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Vidanta Voucher Opportunity

Vidanta Ambassadors 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...

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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...