Okay, we have established that St. Kitts has a lot of different things for people with varying interests will enjoy. We’ve said the island has a lot of different restaurants for any cuisine or formality level you’re craving. And we’ve also seen that there are many different kinds accommodate. Today let’s start by discussing some specific points of interests.
- Basseterre is the island’s capitol, and will have a lot to do there. This is a great place for walking tours. You will find some beautiful architecture and monument. You will also find some beautiful gardens to walk in here. Enjoy their art galleries and markets.
- Are you into natural wonders? Go see their volcano. You will also want to explore their rain forest.
- Indulge in the shopping experiences that are found on the island. are several nice markets all kinds of things that the locals make. There is a lot of duty-shopping to be found here.
- Like any other tourist’s place of interest, you are going to find an array of nightlife.. You will find clubs to dance the night away in. There are also casinos where you can get your games on.
I would love to know your thoughts about this.
First, I want to say again that I do not know how much I am going to be online over the next couple week starting on Monday. I am just going to have to play everything by ear and see how it goes. Now let’s get back to discussing some reasons why you might want to visit St. Kitts.
Do you just love carnivals? Maybe you even like to try carnivals in other places? St. Kitts has a carnival that runs from from mid November to the end of December. There is also a music festival the last weekend of June.
So as you can see, this place has a lot to offer families, especially those with older children. There are some great beaches for families with younger children. And for golfers, St. Kitts has one of the most challenging courses around. This feature makes the island nice not only for families, but also for business conferences where you are doing a combination of work and play.
On Monday, we said that there are all kinds of accommodations you can choose from on the island. Today let’s get a little more specific. For those that truly want to vacation in the lap of luxury, there are villas. These are places with the utmost in comfort and privacy. You will also have access to some of the most gorgeous views. There are usually up to four bedrooms in a villa..
You will have all kinds of choices when it comes to hotels and/or resorts. Choose what is most important to you. Do you want a more formal restaurant? Is it important to you to have many choices when it comes to restaurants? Do you want pools that have a swim up bar? Some of these resorts are going to have cottages, which will also ensure privacy.
There are also some nice bed and breakfasts on the island. My guess is that these are probably your least expensive option.
I would love to know your thoughts about any of this.
Yesterday we ended by giving some reasons people in general might want to go to St. Kitts. Today let’s look at some occasions you might want to visit this beautiful.
This is a great place to have a destination wedding. It is easy to get married here, because they have very few regulations. You will not have to be to on the island for any length of t before you married. You will need two photo i.d.s, and proof that you are both single. And you are only going to have to pay about seventy five dollars for a marriage license. There are churches of most any denomination on this island. There are beautiful spots at a lot of the hotels or resorts. Or maybe you’re more interested in a traditional honeymoon. This island is a great place for that as well.
Are you someone that wants to try all kinds of water sports in all kinds of different places. They have water skiing, surfing, diving, and kayaking just to name a few. If your objective is to try as many sports as you can in one place, this is a place that you will want to try.
A lot of cruise ships make on stops on St. Kitts. Maybe you were on one of those places and fell in with the place. You might now want to go and spend your whole vacation there..
Today has been kind of crazy with everything except work, so I am going to stop here and get back to this tomorrow. I would love to know your thoughts.
There is a lot I’m trying to figure out, both with work stuff and personally. So I’m glad to be able to write this blog as I’m going through these travel agent courses. I feel like I am accomplishing more, and the bonus is that I’m working through, and passing, a lot of these courses. It’s definitely a win/win in my book.
Today we are going to take a look at Wyndham, which is one of the fastest growing hotel chains in the world. There is an average of two Wyndham properties opening each day. And before you stop reading because you think of Wyndham as a luxury brand and you tend to stay in less expensive hotels, this company has over twenty different brands. Among these are hotels like Ramada, Travelodge, and Days Inn to name a few.
Okay, so who is Wyndham exactly? First, they like to keep things simple. They try to provide you with all the comforts you want in the places you want to be. And they hope to make you comfortable in any of their hotels, no matter what you paid. They strive to give you a great memory of your hotel experience with them. They’re generous. Most of their properties have free wifi and free breakfast. They also have a very generous rewards program. And finally, they know that Americans are finding more reasons to travel, from your once in a lifetime honeymoon, to family gatherings and girlfriend getaways. And this hotel group wants to be part of all those experiences.
Let’s look a little more at their rewards program. Like I said earlier, this is one of the most simple programs out there. For 15,000 points, you can stay free at any of their participating properties. For every qualified stay, you earn ten points for every dollar spent. You can also earn points by using a Wyndham Rewards Visa Card, or by renting a car through Budget or Axis.
I think I am going to stop here for now, and get back to this tomorrow. As usual, I would love to know your thoughts on any of this.
I think I should go on and let you know that I’m not sure how much internet access I am going to have for the last week of April and the first week of May. I’m going to play by ear how much I’ll work during that time.
Anyway, let’s get back to our discussion on Silverseas. First let’s get back to discussing some of the Silverseas advantages.
- With the smaller ships and many fewer guests on board, you are going to have a higher crew to guest ratio. And that means that the crew is going to be able to offer you a much higher level of service. All guests will have access to a butler.
- Are you wondering what you might eat on one of these cruises. You will be able to choose from one of several restaurants on each ship. They will offer you a wide variety of cuisine. And you will be able to enjoy the outdoors while you eat any time you please.
- Some cruises say they’re all inclusive, and then they’ll charge you every time you turn around. Silverseas does not do this. All your food and drinks are included, even if you want wine or beer. They don’t charge you when you order room service, and you don’t need to worry about grabbing a snack or drink from the fridge in your suite.
- Everyone is going one hour of free wifi each day. If you feel sure you are going to want more than one hour on the internet each day, you might want to consider getting a higher level suite.
- And with Silverseas, you will get the biggest rooms in whichever suite class you choose.. I am going to stop here for now.
I would love to know your thoughts, or any questions you might have.
I’m a travel agent. A lot of my days are spent researching and writing about travel. Because that is the case, I know that a lot of Americans have foregone their vacation lately. They are worried about finances. They are also concerned about their jobs if they take vacations. And that’s kind of silly, because most Americans get two weeks of paid vacation.. But anyway, what I’m reading in this course is that only a third of Americans are planning to take vacations this year. Most of these will take either one or two vacations, but some will take three vacations.
Our country has many different National Parks. Perhaps your parents have some special memories at some of these parks that they would love to share with you and your children? You could go camping in a lot of these parks. Or, if you’re looking for nicer accommodations, you might want to book a tour. When you go on a National Parks tour, the tour people are going to take care of all the details for you. Or I could help you figure out all the details.
More interested in your typical fun in the sun vacation? There are a lot of resorts out there which will cater to you and your family. Many resorts have great kids programs, and a lot of activities for families to get involved in together. They’ve also have several different restaurants, so that you will not get bored eating the same thing day after day.
We are going to get back to this tomorrow. It is not too early to start thinking about your summer vacation. I would love to help you plan your trip. Please let me know if you are interested.
Okay, I know there are ways to book trips on the internet. So why would you need a travel agent? Let’s look at some times you might want to use a travel agent.
- Travel agents are great when you and your extended family are going on a trip together. You have a lot of people, some people may have special needs to figure out..People may need to come and go on different days. There are just a lot of details to figure out.
- You might want to book through a travel agent if you are going to a place you’ve never been. You may have a lot of time to do the necessary research. A travel agent can help you to set everything up. We can figure out your complete itinerary.
- And when you’re planning your honeymoon, you probably want to go through a travel agent. You have a thousand other things you need to plan. And this is a special trip you is really do not to mess up. Let a travel agent handle all the details .
Everyone who follows this blog knows that I’m no sports fan. However, there are plenty of other things to do in San Antonio, and today we are going to look at some of those..
- First we are going to look at a pretty obvious one. Remember the Alamo. This attraction is going to be offering extended hours through March 25th because of spring break.. If you are a fan of historic fiction, you will want to stop by their gift shop where Author John R. Knaggs will be signing copies of his new novel about the Texas revolution.
- Texas is one of our states that borders Mexico, and so you will find Mexican, and other Spanish, influences throughout Texas. San Antonio itself has four missions, and you will be welcome to take a free guided tour of any of them.
- San Antonio is home of one of the Six Flags amusement parks. Enjoy a day of roller coasters, games that let you win prizes, and lots of junk food.
I would love to know your thoughts about any of this.
It’s time for spring break. Next week, a lot of my family is going to get together. And I’m just going to play by ear how much I will be working while everyone is together.
If you live in the Southeastern part of the United States and haven’t decided what you want to do for spring break this year, you might want to consider going to Florida. Yes, I know that a lot of other people will be going down there, but that is because Florida has so much for people to do, especially when they want to be on vacation. Let’s look at what Florida has to offer.
High school and college kids want to go places like Panama city or Destin. These are beach towns which have a lot of the carnival type rides, a lot of places to shop, and plenty of restaurants and nightlife..
Parents, are you looking for a nice beach to take your family, but want something a little quieter? You might want to try places like Port St Joe or Cape San Blas. These places have a lot of condos, though I have no idea how many would still be available in the next couple of months.. There will still be nice shops and museums to browse and nice restaurants to enjoy, but it will be a calmer atmosphere.
But if calm sounds totally boring, you might want to try Orlando. This city is home to a lot of the big theme parks. Young children will have their dreams come true at Disney World. Older children might prefer Universal studios or Busch garden. There is also Sea World, and that is hardly all of the theme parks.
I would love to know which place you would prefer
The more I use this new communication device of mine, the more comfortable I feel and faster I become, which makes me feel better about everything. I’m a lot faster than I would have thought I would be at this point. I’m relieved to say the least..
But anyway, let’s get back to talking about Palladium Hotel and what they do for families. First they offer a lot of activities that families can enjoy together. Take some cooking classes as a family. Enjoy doing arts and crafts. Is your family into competition? Try beating one another at video games.
Do you want to know what Palladium hotels has exclusively for adults? You will have valet parking. You will not have to worry about unpacking or repacking anything while you are at these hotels. You are also going to get complimentary access to parts of Palladium’s spa. If you want to do activities that are in the area but are not part of the resort itself, a family host will be around to help you.
Now let’s look a little more at Palladium in general. It sounds like they have properties in the United States, Mexico and the Caribbean. Their family program is just one of several programs they have, in case you’re hoping to do a romantic trip or a girls’ getaway..
I would love to know your thoughts about any of this or any questions you might have. Please let me know.