Posts Tagged With: Honeymoon

Sandals Royal Bahamian 

I work hard educating myself about Sandals Resorts. One of the perks of my job is having the good fortune to visit the results as well. My hard work pays off when I am able to enjoy a resort for personal travel; today we arrived to Sandals Royal Bahamian.  So far, so good! I’d love for you to ask me about the resort!       

    
    
   

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Honeymooning in Mexican Paradise

I can’t believe I have not published this yet- I guess I’m a bit of a blog slacker…!

This article is from the Fall/Winter issue of Beautiful Bride; it features one of the most popular destinations for my honeymooners, destination weddings and family vacations- MEXICO!

Over the summer I had the good fortune of spending nearly two weeks in the Riviera Maya region (I know, tough job, but someone has to do it!). I truly love this region of Mexico.  The resorts are top notch, the food is to die for and the people are so friendly.

I am based in the ATL, so many of my clients are based in the Southeast.  Traveling to Mexico is not only a short and easy flight, it is also an affordable getaway. This article features some of my favorite resorts and activities in this region of Mexico.

Thank you for reading and HAPPY TRAVELS!

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Reason #1 to Use a Travel Agent Save Time & Stress!

Reason #1 to use a Travel Agent Save Time & Stress!

Sometimes I get questions from people I meet expressing curiosity about why people use a travel agent. Well, I have a perfect example of something that just happened to explain one reason. 

I have honeymoon clients getting married on Friday. Yesterday we received notification that the flights changed dramatically- as in multiple connections and  they would arrive to their destination a day late!

Since we are so close to their departure date the number of available flights from their departure city to their destination were slim to none. I was on the phone literally the entire day with the airline, the tour operator, and my resort contacts to figure out the best options to get them to their destination as planned. 

Imagine if your wedding or your big departure date was only days away and you had to spend one whole day stressing about a change in your itinerary and how to resolve it. This is where my role as Travel Agent comes into play. I use my experience and contacts within the industry to find the best solution for my clients so they don’t waste time, don’t have additional stress and can enjoy their celebration.
Keep Calm and use a Travel Agent! #callatravelagent

  

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The Caribbean is Calling

In just a few short days I embark upon a two week journey to the Caribbean… I know tough work, but somebody has to do it!

My travel starts in the outer islands of the Bahamas at Sandals Emerald Bay in the Exumas. 

From there I’ll travel to Turks and Caicos where I’ll spend a few days at my friend’s seaside villa. 

Finally, I’ll spend just over a week in Mexico. For part of my trip I’ll join a group of travel agents where we will tour and visit several resorts in Riviera Maya and Cancun. Finally, end my trip with a few days and Playa Mujeres. 

I love my job as a travel agent and I am beyond excited to lay my eyes on these glorious locations and share my knowledge and experience with you. 

Happy Travels! 

Contact me for complimentary travel planning 🙂

 Melissa@mytravelingpanda.com 

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Jamaica: One Love Honeymoon Destination

My friend Heather, who is a small business owner and personal organizer (Simply Organized) inspired me to start writing more blogs. So here I am, finally posting my article published in the Fall/Winter 2014 Beautiful Bride magazine. As the article states (and as you may note from some of my earlier posts), I spent a couple of weeks in Jamaica this summer. While there I visited 15 resorts! I really like seeing and experiencing the resorts where I send my clients. I enjoy sharing my knowledge and wisdom with my brides, grooms, families, etc.

Here is a nice write-up recapping some of my insight from my summer.

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Couples Resorts in Ocho Rios

Today I toured the two Couples Resorts in Ocho Rios, Couples Tower Isle and Couples San Souci.

These resorts are very different, but equally beautiful.

I was warmly greeted at San Souci. The lobby is bright and cheerful with lush tropical views to the sea below. The resort is built into a cliff, so if you choose this resort, be prepared to walk up and down lots of steps. The resort is already lovely, but they are undergoing some renovations and will be updating their rooms. These changes will certainly add to the charm and ambiance. There is an entire section of the property with a beach, pool, bar, etc for nude sunbathing as well.

If you prefer to sunbathe in your swimsuit, the main beach is very private. In fact, you feel like you are on your own little corner of paradise or your own deserted island. I was also surprised by the size if the resort (as in the number of a acres on which it sits). I was also surprised by the lily pond. There were countless turtles and it seemed like a tranquil alternative to the beach. The lush tropic landscaping and scenery reminded of Hawaii.

Tower Isle is just five minutes down the road. I was immediately struck by the incredible breeze and marvelous vistas you encounter as soon as you enter the open-air lobby. The resort was the place to be in the 1950s and it still maintains that vintage charm.

There are two pools, the more active pool and the quieter pool (which feature the iconic diving platform waterfall). There is a nice stretch of beach with many water sports. If you choose to partake in au natural sunbathing, there is a small boat that will transport you to the island, just across the cove.

I really liked the outdoor dining here as well- great way to enjoy tasty cuisine and beautiful scenery.

I will also add that in addition to abundant activities, scuba, Dunn’s River Falls excursion and more, these Couples Resorts have really high quality food and drinks even the cheeses and fruits were superior to many other all-inclusives. Truly stupendous!

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Saint Lucia- Simply Beautiful, Simply Perfect

I feel so proud and very fortunate to have another article published in Beautiful Bride magazine. This issues focuses on honeymoons on the stunning island of Saint Lucia in the Caribbean.

Thank you to all the resorts that provided me friendly tours and wonderful hospitality during my stays. I would also like to thank my Editor. English is his second language, but his grasp of the English language is far superior to most native speakers. Grazie mille 🙂

I hope you enjoy the words I’ve written as well as the imagery that showcases some of Saint Lucia’s highlights.

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Ciao Bella! Honeymoons & Romantic Holidays in Italy!

Thinking or a honeymoon or a romantic getaway to Italy? Here are some highlights from Melissa at My Traveling Panda. Whether you visit this amazing country by land or sea, this article talks about some must visit destinations.

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This is Melissa’s most recent article, which can be found in the Winter 2013 issue of Beautiful Bride magazine. You can find your copy at bridal shops and news stands in Las Vegas, Orlando, Cincinnati, Atlanta and Southern California. Here is the link for the PDF of the story! Honeymoons in Italy

Ciao!

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Glamping- Enjoy the great outdoors in STYLE

Hello Friends-

Have you ever consider Glamping? If I go camping, I think I would much prefer glamping to traditional camping. Which destination in my latest article, published in the Fall 2013 issue of Beautiful Bride Magazine, most appeals to you? Here is the full article Glamping Honeymoons & Vacations

You can find this magazine in bridal shops and venues as well as newsstands in many US cities including Las Vegas, San Diego, Cincinnati, Atlanta and Orlando.

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Getting to La Romana Just Got Easier

The opening of a new road may not be the most exciting announcement in the world of travel; however, in this instance it is very good news! The 90 minute drive from the Punta Cana airport to the La Romana area is now cut in half! Dreams La Romana

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I had the great pleasure (or displeasure) of traveling via motor coach from Punta Cana to La Romana, before the new road opened. I think everyone on the bus was feeling the effects of the bumpy, winding roads. Needless to say, no one was excited to get back on the bus to head back to Punta Cana; we knew we had to endure the car-sickness inducing roads. But, no more! The new highway with smooth roadways in now open and, the commute is cut in half to just 40 minutes! http://www.dreamsresorts.com/drelr/highway.html

This is wonderful, as now more people can enjoy the wonderful area of La Romana and glorious resorts,; such as Dreams La Romana, which is one of my favorites for family vacations and destination weddings.

Bon Voyage!

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