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Vacations… The Best Way to Enjoy Your Time Off

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A vacation is getting time off to rest from work, school, or simply from our daily life activity. The best way to spend this time is with loved ones in a fun and or relaxing environment. It could be by traveling to the exotic Hawaii with its beautiful beaches and amazing tropical weather or to Orlando with its exciting attractions such as Seaworld, Islands of Adventure and Walt Disney World. Going on a vacation is a great way to explore other countries and to learn from different cultures. A vacation can be taking a flight to a far away destination or it can be a road trip to a different city within close proximity.

 

Going on a cruise is a great option for a vacation as well. Cruising gives one the opportunity to travel around the world while enjoying the magnificent views of the ocean throughout your trip. On a cruise you have the opportunity to enjoy the amenities at all times of the day such as: parties, drinks, exquisite food and around the clock service.

 

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The concept of vacationing has developed over the past two centuries. Before having a vacation, either flying or cruising was a luxury that only wealthy people were able to take advantage of but vacations are becoming more affordable every year. There are a few things that one should do when planning a vacation. First set a budget, that way you don’t spend more than you can afford. Second do research before hand, that way you will know where to go according to your budget so you don’t waste time looking for things to do when you get there. Last but not least make a schedule; creating a schedule will give you enough time to do everything you want to do.

 

All-inclusive vacations are a great way to vacation. All-inclusive vacations are when one pays upfront for their accommodations as well as food, drinks and amenities. There are several resorts and cruises that offer all-inclusive packages so you won’t have to worry about where to eat, drink, explore or party. All-inclusive packages are great for vacationers on a strict budget because they know how much they will be spending on everything upfront.

 

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Buying into a timeshare resale is another great way to vacation. Buying a timeshare resale is less expensive that buying a timeshare from the developer. Owning a timeshare week is great because you have a set place to go to every year and you still have the option to use it in other parts of the world if you want to have a new experience. Having a timeshare is a great way to vacation for families because they offer all of the comforts of home such as a fully furnished living room and kitchen. Owning a timeshare is almost like having your own condo in the destination of your choice at a fraction of the cost. Talk to one of our travel agents today to see if owning or renting a timeshare is right for you.

Holiday Travel: Top Destination For The Holidays!

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There is always a new travel destination on the horizon. Expanding from the east coast to as far as Hawaii, it’s going to be hard for anyone to decide which the best place to go is. Holidays, though, is not really the best time to experiment with your getaways due to the costs and hassle risks, so we have a few recommendations for you to narrow down the list.

 

 

1. The Perfect San Fo.

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Hop on the cable car and feel the wind brush your face every so gently. San Francisco, California, lets you see and experience things like everything was taken from a Hollywood movie. The district of Marina‘s proud chic bistros provides a picture-perfect view of the Golden Gate Bridge as you dine, making the experience more romantic for you and your partner. Take a cruise down the Noe Valley which boasts unique and peaceful boutiques.

 

2. Hawaii is Pure Love.

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Even just the name, Hawaii, gives anyone a brief vision of the fancy cocktails with cute mini umbrellas, the beach and of the grass skirts. Of course, the infamous Waikiki beach is typically what you would think of when you think of Hawaii, with its soft, smooth sand and its exceptional surf. Yet, if you really want to experience Hawaii, we suggest that you take some time and visit the peak of the 350-acre volcanic crater, the Diamond Head. You may also ride the bike and hit the road or visit the art museums for a cultural experience.

 

3. Your New York, Everybody’s New York.

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It would be impossible to experience all of New York in one visit, so we suggest that you go straight to the must-sees: The Statue of Liberty, the iconic Empire State Building, the celebrated Metropolitan Museum of Art, the renowned Central Park, and the Time Square. When you’re done checking off the list, we recommend that you thread the beaten path and stopover at one of the city’s library or indulge in the Upper East Side for a one of kind dining experience.

 

 

Holidays only come once a year and usually they are costly and stressful. If you’re going for a travel getaway this Holiday, we propose that you book your travel ahead of time to avoid the hassle to truely experience a relaxing vacation. Book your reservations now via THL Vacations via http://www.thlvacations.com.

Destination Spotlight: Miami

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The so-called “gateway of the Americas” is a dynamic, rapidly changing city that is swiftly becoming a chic cultural destination. Situated on the Atlantic coast in Southeastern Florida, Miami has long been a favorite getaway place to many due to the immense number of different things to do, eat and see. Whether you love the beach, exploring the culture, or you simply want to enjoy the nightlife, the possibilities for you and your family are endless.

Whatever may be your interest, Miami has a wide range of magnificent travel spot for you that will surely please your budget and taste. Due to its perfect location and coastal climate, the beach in Miami is one for the books. Most people who flock to Miami are visitors who love the sun and the water sports like scuba, snorkeling, parasailing and surfing due.

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If the ocean isn’t your thing but rather a cultural experience, then head over to Downtown Miami where numerous museums can be found. These include the Miami Art Museum, History Miami, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, Miami Children’s Museum, Miami Science Museum, Miami-Dade Cultural Center, and the Frost Art Museum. It is also a home to the world’s largest art exhibition, Art Basel Miami, where it charms thousands of guests annually from all over the globe.

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With Miami’s tropical weather, strolling and exploring the city is also a must-do once you’re there. A variety of parks can be found in Miami which displays picturesque backdrop for everyone to indulge. The more popular parks are the Bicentennial Park, Bayfront Park, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, Peacock Park and the Virginia Key. Although, one should not miss the Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park which is situated in the southern end of Key Biscane. This park is a home to the oldest standing structure in Miami, the Cape Florida Lighthouse, which features a strip of photographic white sand and lustrous waters.

Don’t get left behind, pack your baggage and head to Miami and experience the best of what life has to offer. Book your reservations now via THL Vacations thru http://www.thlvacations.com.

Halloween

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Halloween is drenched in gore, darkness and macabre. A time to glorify the more nightly vibes of the year, the occasion makes way to affect everyone’s cognition and its capacity to manifest fear in the human mind. It has always been an occasion filled with magic, superstition and mystery.

As one of the most amusing holidays, Halloween brings out the artistic and wicked in individuals. THL Vacations offer packages that will bring out bliss and fun at this celebrated time of the year, so skip the office party and go where the freaks flock at night time!

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Halloween Horror Nights, Orlando’s Islands of Adventure
Halloween Horror Nights yearly attracts many horror fans worldwide to this unique event that showcases spooky street experiences, extravagant live shows, brand new haunted houses and more! Running from September 20 to November 2, see your worst nightmares come to life as Universal Studios Florida® transforms to Halloween Horror Nights. Attractions such as the “Resident Evil”, the “Cabin in the Woods”, and “The Walking Dead” will leave you with a memorable experience that you and your family can laugh about for years, while “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Halloween Adventure” and “Rocky Horror Picture Show” are shows that everyone will surely enjoy!

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SeaWorld Orlando Halloween Spooktacular
Celebrate Halloween in a sea full of exciting adventures in SeaWorld Orlando, where the spooky meets the ocean every weekend of October! A treat for every member of the family, the Halloween Spooktacular offers Cookie Decorating Stations, Trick-or-Treat Sea Sweets, Frozen Fun Zone and Strolling Entertainment. Relive your dreams and enjoy a one-of-a-kind experience in SeaWorld Orlando.

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Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party
Magic, surprises, tricks and treats awaits you this festive season at Walt Disney World Resort. The renowned Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party will get you in the mood for celebration and fun. Now that the party adds a newly expanded “Boo-To-You Halloween Parade” and the spectacular fireworks display, Happy HalloWishes, this party will belong to your book. It also boasts live shows, storytelling and face painting while everyone enjoys an unlimited use of the attractions!

What are you waiting for? Pack the bags and don’t miss the chance to bond with your family in the spookiest time of the year. Have fun this Halloween! Book your reservations now through THL Vacations!

Christine’s Corner – Finding the right cruise deal

Ever wish you knew the inside scoop on how to find the best cruise deal? Now you can! THL Vacations travel advocate Christine has reached out to her favorite travel agents for tips on how to get the most bang for your buck when searching for cruise offers. She will let you in on a few secrets that every traveler should know about.

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One of the first tips on finding a great cruise deal is search during the time travel agents term as “Wave Season”. Wave season is promoted during the first quarter of the year. This is when all the cruise lines promote their best deals to potential customers to entice them to book right away.

During wave season you’ll find different cruise lines promoting travel deals such as: up to $400 in onboard credit, 2-for-1 sailings, free drink packages, free shore excursions or kids sail free on select sailings. How do you know which offer will save you the most money overall? Ask yourself these questions before you begin your cruise shopping.

  1. Who is going on vacation with you?
  2. Where do you want to go?
  3. What are your top 5 priorities while on vacationing?
  4. How much do you want to spend?
  5. How much vacation time do you have?

Asking yourself these important questions and listing them in order of priority will guide you to the perfect deal for your vacation! Don’t make impulsive decisions and let a number like $100 OFF your deposit sway you at first glance. Always read the fine print. Many times there are better deals out there that are not attached to a monetary figure.

For example: “Book before May 3rd and receive $100 OFF your deposit” may not be a better deal than “Book before Feb 28th and receive a free shore excursion” because many shore excursions are well over $100 per person. Here is another example: if you’re taking the entire family on a vacation and you have three kids a deal promoting a “Free Shore Excursion” wont save you as much as a deal promoting “Kids Sail Free”.

With so many cruise specials out there, how do you know which one is right for you? My advice is to call a travel agent.  A great travel agent will guide you to the best deal for your vacation at no additional cost to you.

Here is a great example of a cruise deal that offers a lot of bang for your buck!

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